Thursday, October 25, 2012

PTI Challenge and MIM

Hey everyone. Hope you're having a super great week.

I made a card to enter in both the Make It Monday #88 challenge "Positive and Negative Die Cuts". Click here to see this great technique video by Erin Lincoln.

The October blog hop challenge was to create a project using a non-traditional holiday color scheme. There are some amazing color schemes that I'm gonna have to save and put in my pocket for later. Click here to read about the challenge and check out the color schemes.

I chose the following color scheme: 

This is my take on both the MIM challenge and the blog hop challenges combined.

The side view is showing that I did the negative die cut technique twice. I'm really loving this technique. So easy, but gives a lot of depth to a project. 


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

October 2012 SPS Haul Video

I couldn't wait to get my order in from Shop Pumpkin Spice. I had purchased some amazing Christmas papers and I couldn't wait to get them in my hands. As always, I was super pleased with the quality of the papers. Just beautiful. I'll be starting some Christmas crafts soon!

Be sure to start your shopping now before all the good stuff is sold out. Head to Shop Pumpkin Spice to get the best prices for your paper crafting needs.

Monday, October 22, 2012

"This and That" Anniversary Box

Happy Monday everyone. Today is my turn to post on the Pumpkin Spice Blog.

This weekend my family and I celebrated my grandparents 65th wedding anniversary. My grandparents are just the cutest couple. They laugh together, and travel, and just love each other so much. What an amazing example they have set for our family. As a gift, everyone in the family participated in a "mail call", writing letters and cards for them. I created this box to hold all the letters in.

I bought a plain black scrapbook box from my local hobby store. I painted the top with white acrylic paint. When that was dry, I applied a thin layer of Modge Podge and laid down some paper. After layering more paper and the title, I applied a final layer of Modge Podge to seal everything in. The flowers and embellishments on top were glued on with hot glue.


 Echo Park "This & That - Graceful" -  Red Floral

 Echo Park "This & That - Graceful" - Teal Damask

 Echo Park "This & That - Graceful" - Lace

 Echo Park "This & That - Graceful" - Brown / Light Pink
Echo Park "This & That Graceful"
found here for $0.55

 Echo Park "This & That - Graceful" - Alpha Stickers
Echo Park "This & That" Alpha stickers
found here for $2.09

 Echo Park "A Boy's Life" - Play Time
Echo Park "A Boy's Life"
found here for $0.55

 Beautiful Moments Double-Sided Cardstock Pad 6"X6"
Carta Bella "Beautiful Moments" 6x6 paper pad
found here for $4.20

 CITRON - “Grow” Brads
MME "Indie Chic" brads
found here for $4.19

 GINGER - “Pictures” Decorative Tape
MME "Indie Chic" washi tape
found here for $6.99

 Londonerry Avon Rose Mulberry Paper Flowers 1" 24/Pkg
Prima Flowers
found here for $3.50

Cricut Cartridges : Lacy Labels, A Child's Year, Mother's Day Bouquet, Flower Shoppe

Hope you have a wonderful week!! This may be the last days of semi warm weather for us in the midwest.


Thursday, October 18, 2012


Apparently my video didn't post because I uploaded it as a "private" video. Silly me.

So it's all uploaded and ready to be viewed!

Just look at the post below to find it.

Monday, October 8, 2012

"Beautiful Moments" Folded Wallet Picture Holder

Happy Monday everyone! I'm here today with a post for the Pumpkin Spice blog. Everyday super talented designers showcase their creations on this blog. And most supplies can be found at a one stop shop online Shop Pumpkin Spice.

Today I'll be sharing a video tutorial demonstrating how I created this folded wallet picture holder. It's a really easy project to do. The end results are beautiful and it makes a great gift.


 Beautiful Moments Double-Sided Cardstock Pad 6"X6"
Carta Bella "Beautiful Moments"
paper collection found here

 Crinkle Ribbon  ~ Summer Rose ~ 6 yards
Crinkle Ribbon "Summer Rose"
found here for $1.50

Spellbinders Dies 
found here and via special order by email

Hope you're inspired to create your very own folded wallet picture holder. Have a great week everyone!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

SPS October Blog Hop

Hello hoppers.

This month our Pumpkin Spice Blog hop theme is Halloween! With the leaves turning colors and the weather cooling down, I really am getting into the Halloween mood.

I created three mini cards that fit inside a fry box card holder. I plan on giving these cards to my niece and nephews for Trick or Treat. Of course the fry boxes will be full of candy too.

 Little monster cards peeking out from their boxes. 

 Where did they go?

 Oh there they are. Such cute little mini cards.

Oh great, now they're showing us their insides. Yuck!


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

Bazill Kraft cardstock
found here for $0.28

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

 All Is Bright: Faceted Rhinestones
My Mind's Eye "All is Bright" rhinestones
found here for $2.79

 My Mind's Eye - "MISCHIEVOUS" - Decorative Brads
My Mind's Eye "Mischievous" brads
found here for $4.19

Doodlebug Twine Halloween
out of stock

Black Distress Ink
"Mini Monsters" Cricut Cartridge
"Tags Bags Boxes and More 2" Cricut Cartridge

The next blog hop stop is the extremely talented Lenae

 2012 September Kit - Halloween Critters  
Hope you get some Halloween inspiration along the way. And don't forget to check out the SPS Halloween Critters kit found here for $27.00.