Thursday, September 27, 2012

Make It Monday #84

This Monday's challenge at the Papertrey Ink blog is called "Reflected Sentiments". Click here to see the video tutorial by Betsy.

What a great technique to learn. So easy and such a neat effect for cards. It definitely gives the recipient of the card pause to think "how did she do that". I love that!!

I used the "Holiday Photo Finishers" stamp set from Papertrey Ink. All paper and ink are PTI as well.

Making this card really got me in the holiday mood. I had to tell myself it was a little too early to start thinking about Christmas. But maybe not to early to start planning my Christmas cards.

Monday, September 24, 2012

"Lost and Found Halloween" Mini Album

Happy Monday everyone. It's my day to post on the Pumpkin Spice Blog.

Today I have a mini album to share with you. I was so inspired by the beautiful Lost and Found Halloween papers by My Mind's Eye. My project started as a card and evolved to a series of cards and then to a mini album. Sometimes I just can't make up my mind.

This album came together really fast and easy. You don't need to over embellish a mini album when the papers are so gorgeous. 

I made a quick video showing all the pages. At the end of the video is a quick little tutorial on how to use a die cut as a stencil with distress ink.


 Lost & Found Halloween: Paper & Accessories Kit
My Mind's Eye "Lost and Found Halloween"
Paper and Accessories Kit
found here for $7.69

 All Is Bright: Faceted Rhinestones
MME "All is Bright" rhinestones
found here for $2.79

Kraft cardstock
found here for $0.28

"Happy Hauntings" Cricut cartridge
Distress Ink "Black Soot"
Cinch machine and binding
Thanks for stopping in today. Have a great week everyone. 

Saturday, September 15, 2012

SPS September Blog Hop

Hey everyone! If you've come from Saundra's blog then you are in the right place.

Today is a great day because it's the reveal of the new Shop Pumpkin Spice September Kit. And we always have a reveal hop to showcase even more great stuff you can get at the Shop Pumpkin Spice Store.

Lezlye is our featured designer for the month! I am excited to see what she made with this awesome kit! To see the kit in all it's glory click here

To get all the nitty gritty details on this month's challenge, and how you can win a $20 gift certificate to the store or 10% off  your next purchase click on the Pumpkin Spice Blog.

Challenge: It's a referral contest! :) Tell your friends to follow the SPS blog and have them leave a comment letting us know that you sent them! The person with the most referrals will win a $20 to the Shop Pumpkin Spice store!!! Contest will run until September 30th. Winner will be announced on the 5th before the next blog hop! :)

Time: September 15th at 12:00am PST, 3:00am EST

This month all the designers are showcasing Halloween projects. I just love this time of year. The cool fall weather. Pumpkins decorating doorways. So much fun!

I created a Halloween card and a set of three different tags. I'm so inspired by the new Halloween lines from SPS that I could just keep creating Halloween stuff forever!


 Lost & Found Halloween: Paper & Accessories Kit
MME "Lost and Found Halloween" paper and accessory kit
found here for $7.69

 My Mind's Eye - "Haunted" Harlequin Flocked Kraft Paper 12 x 12
MME "Haunted" Harlequin Flocked Kraft cardstock
found here for $1.04

 Double Dot - Coffee - 12" x 12" Cardstock
Double Dot Coffee cardstock
found here for $0.69

 Orange Burlap - Bazzill 8 1/2 x 11 Cardstock
Bazill Orange Burlap cardstock
found here for $0.28

 Crinkle Ribbon  ~ Tobacco Brown  ~ 6 yards
Tobacco Crinkle Ribbon
found here for $1.50

black Stickles
Drippy Goo punch
"Birthday Bash" Cricut Cartridge

Blog Hop Order:
Shop Pumpkin Spice
Shop Pumpkin Spice

Now off to the very talented June to see what Halloween delight she's created.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Make It Monday #82

As Monday at 9:00 am approached, I anxiously waited for the MIM post from PTI to appear on my iPad. 9:01 am I clicked on Nicole's blog and read the much anticipated title of the new stamping technique I was about to learn. This week's title "Cutting Stamps". WHAT?!? Click here to see the MIM video.

To my horror I watched as Erin Lincoln CUT UP A STAMP to achieve a new and different look from an older stamp set. I couldn't believe what she was doing. And then I realized in order to participate in this week's challenge...I must too...CUT UP A STAMP!!

How was I to cut up my much beloved PTI stamps? Which precious stamp would I ruin beyond repair? Then I thought, if Erin could be brave and cut up a stamp (and she assured me, it wouldn't wreck the stamp) I could be brave too.

So I embarked upon the daunting task of selecting my stamp. And to my surprise I found several stamps I debated cutting. Hilarious!!

I ended up cutting a sentiment stamp in two. I have used this sentiment from the "Happy Trails" stamp set before and even thought before "I wish this sentiment was in two parts. One for the outside of the card and one for the inside." Walla - stamp cut, no hurt feelings, and a better, more versatile stamp in the end.

Here are my cards. I made two with the same stamps, just different color combos and paper.

 More detailed version!

 More masculine/simple version.

Hope you were inspired to cut your stamps too. It wasn't so bad in the end.


Monday, September 10, 2012

"Doodlebug" Baby Girl Fridge Frame

Happy Monday everyone!

Today I have a sweet little project to share with you. I made this fridge frame for a friend of mine who just had twin daughters. She has been taking a ton of pictures of these sweet little darlings, so I thought it would be a great idea to gift these frames to here. The great thing is that you can easily take the pictures in and out for a quick change.

The frames were cut from the "Fancy Frames" Cricut cartridge. The tags were cut from "Birthday Bash" and the flowers from "Flower Shoppe". 


Doodlebug 6x6 paper pad
found here for $4.19

 Echo Park "This & That - Graceful" - Brown / Light Pink

 Echo Park "This & That - Graceful" - Dark Pink / Mint
 Echo Park 12x12 paper
Found here for $0.55

 Blossom - Light Pink & White Baker's Twine
Twine - Blossom
Found here for $1.00

 My Mind's Eye - Fly a Kite - “Genuine” Alphabet
My Mind's Eye "Genuine" Alphabet stickers
Found here for $1.25

 Echo Park Collection Kit 12"x 12" Dots & Stripes Candy Shoppe
Echo Park "Dots & Stripes" collection
alphabet stickers
Found here

 My Mind's Eye - " Fine & Dandy " - Tickled Pink - Bling
My Mind's Eye "Fine & Dandy" Tickled Pink bling
Found here for $2.44

If you liked to see how I created this fridge frame click here and see my tutorial.
Hope you found some inspiration in my creation. Make sure to check out the Pumpkin Spice Blog for some daily inspiration by the very talented designers. 

Saturday, September 1, 2012

SPS September Blog Hop

Welcome hoppers! I hope you are enjoying the September blog hop from the Pumpkin Spice Blog. (If you wanna do the hop - and who doesn't - click here to start at the beginning). But hopefully you got here by way of the oh so talented Diana.

We're all doing projects centered around "Labor Day" or "Back to School" themes. I can't believe it's that time of the year already. Has summer really gone by? Time to get the kiddos back to school.

Here is my take on the "Back to School" theme. I created two cards to welcome back my daughter's two preschool teachers. I just love the sentiment "What an adventure!". Doesn't that just some up a school year.


 Summer's End Paper Pad 6"X6"
Fancy Pants "Summer's End" 6x6 paper pad
found here for $4.19

My Mind's Eye
Indie Chic Collection
found here
 CITRON - “What A Day” Buttons

 GINGER - “Adventure” Label Sticker
  GINGER - “Pictures” Decorative Tape
  GINGER - “Relax” Twine

 All Spellbinders
Spellbinders Dies
Lacy Circles
special order via email

  Scotch® Advanced Tape Glider Refill Rolls General Purpose - 2 pk
Scotch ATG refills
found here for $3.98

Blog Hop Order:
Shop Pumpkin Spice
Shop Pumpkin Spice

SPS is also having a challenge that you can be a part of:

Challenge: In honor of Labor Day, make something Celebrating America! It can be 4th of July or anything that celebrates America!

Prize: Yankee Doodle Stamp Set (not the kit, just the stamp set. Please emphasize that this is an EXCLUSIVE stamp set that you cannot get ANYWHERE else! :)

Time: September 1st at 12:00am PST, 3:00am EST

Hope you take part in the challenge. Have a great weekend everyone! Now hop on over to the very talented June to see what she's created.