Monday, November 23, 2015

It's a box, no it's a card, no it's a box

Today's project is one I created for Graphic 45 and it's a card/ box.  This is perfect for the holidays because it could hold a little gift, chocolates ...something special inside. 
I used the Deluxe Collectors Edition of Steampunk Debutante and this is one of those beloved collections that you always want to get your hands on.
Be sure to stop by G45's blog today as Maggie and Katie have some other really beautiful projects to see.   

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

A Bow Can Bring It All Together

If you ever read my blog, you'll know I love Fall.....everything about it.  I love the colors, the crisp feel of the air and the bounty of harvest and thankfulness.  What better way represent the season of fall than a easy wall/door d├ęcor made with a bundle of dried corn and some beautiful rustic ribbon to pull it all together.  I love the way it looks.  The ribbon has wired edges so it's so simple to create a stunning bow.  Be sure to pick your ribbon up today at Ribbon Resource. 
Also for a limited time with any order from Ribbon Resource you'll get a free roll of Christmas code needed.  Now that's something to be thankful for.

Step Into a Beautiful Collection with Heartfelt Creations

This Heartfelt Creations collection is just stunning and really has an appropriate title...All Glammed Up.  It really is glammed up.  One of the things I love about it is with the decorative shoes, corners and borders you can have a very intricate project with adding only a few flowers.  So lovely.

Now I have to give you a bit of a tease before I sure to tune in to Heartfelt Creations on Black Friday...there is so much going on.  There is a new release that you are going to love, love and I mean love.  Emma Lou is hosting a live video feed and who knows what fun will happen then.  So be sure to check it out all from the comfort of your long lines I promise. 

Monday, November 16, 2015

Thankful with Crafter's Companion

This month is one that reminds us of all the things to be thankful for, what are you thankful for?  As hard as this year has been I have so many things to be thankful family, health, the area I live in, my job, and all the wonderful companies/teams I have the honor to work with in the scrapbooking/cardmaking industry. 

This month Crafter's Companion is celebrating thankfulness with a month long full of thankful creations.  This is one I created and I hope you like it.  You can find a list below of all the Crafter's Companion goodies I used.

Please do leave a comment as I would love to know what you are thankful for. 

Friday, November 13, 2015

It's a Christmas Card Hop with Ribbon Resource

I hope everyone is getting in the holiday spirit and are starting to make those cherished Christmas gifts.  Don't forget about the cards, and today's hop with Ribbon Resource will help you create those one of kind beauties. 

This card was so simple to make, but it's super cute.  It's something even the little ones can help you make.  Want to know all the ribbons I used?  check out the complete list below along with links so you can pick some up in no time. 

Be sure to hop over to the other design team members blogs and see what they've created for you.

  • Peer into a Magical World with Graphic 45 and PCL

    Here is a teaser photo of a magical card I created for Graphic 45 and Paper Crafters Library.  I hope you will click over to PCL and see the whole piece and be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you think. 

    Thursday, November 12, 2015

    Apple of my Eye with Ribbon Resource

    Fall is my favorite season. I love the colors, the smell in the air and the hearty foods. One of the things that I love to do is make homemade apple sauce. Then when winter comes around we can curl up by the fire and find comfort in some fall goodness.
    I’d thought I would share my favorite apple sauce recipe with you and then you too, can top if off with some beautiful holiday ribbon on top and around the front, add in a little bauble and you’ll have gifts galore for the giving season.
    • 8 cups sliced & cored apples
    • 1/2 cup brown sugar
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 2 tablespoons water
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • Combine and place all ingredients slow cooker.
    • Cook on high for 4-5 hours, stirring occasionally.
    • Once apples are soft, and if you’ve left the skin on, blend in the blender for a smooth finish.
    *Makes 2-3 cups
    Ribbon Used:

    Wednesday, November 11, 2015

    All Glammed Up release with Heartfelt Creations

    Cue the spotlight and roll out the red carpet because the new All Glammed Up Collection by Heartfelt Creations has arrived! This ultra feminine compilation of glamorous flowing gowns, lavishly flower filled heels and stunning rose accents all showcased in elegant tones of reds, blacks and golds are the perfect combination for any stylish celebration and are sure to have your magnificent paper crafts taking centre stage and dominating the runway! Modern patterns and motifs mixed with eclectic and vintage style lend the perfect blend to any masterpiece whether you wish to dress your project up or down.  The grand and regal footwear illustrations coupled with the complementing dies are perfect to create that specialty shaped invitation for a special bridal shower or girls night out. The wide array of sentiment stamps included in the collection are ideal to have on hand for a variety of occasions, while the gracefully detailed and lace like gown and floral sprays and accents are sure to bring that extra touch of splendor to all of your layouts, cards or altered art projects.  So channel you inner fashionista, gather your finest glitters, rhinestones, ribbons and laces and join us in celebrating life's beautiful moments with this stylish, timeless and classy collection.

    Now you can go to Heartfelt Creations Blog and enjoy lots of new design team projects, along with how to's and complete supply lists of projects. 

    Do Fancy Fold Cards Scare You?

    Don’t be afraid to try something new.  Sometimes in crafting we look at other peoples work that is just beautiful on Pinterest, Facebook or blogs.  It looks so detailed or complicated that we think…. “ I could never do that”.  The truth is you can.  Folded cards are one of those things that make projects look more complicated that they are, they actually are generally very simple.  Step by step tutorials are easy to find, in fact many of them you can find on Graphic 45’s blog.  They’ll walk you through how to create projects or try out new techniques.  I hope you’ll step out of your crafting comfort zone and try and new fancy fold card today.
    Now head over to Graphic 45's blog and check out Robin's beautiful Christmas card...WOWZERS!!!   

    Tuesday, November 10, 2015

    The Festive Wonder range, part of the Sara Davies Signature Collection is here

    Sara Davies Signature Collection, Festive Wonder Range is finally available as of today on the Crafter's Companion site.  This amazing collection includes paper pads, metal dies, toppers, embossing folders and stamps, everything you need for sheer beauty. 

    Plus this week we are celebrating Crafters Companion's birthday so there are specials on the blog all week long and the presents are for our customers.  Be sure to hop over to the website and see all of the amazing deals. 

    Finally tune in on Thursday to HSN for a truly WOW release...I can't wait for you to see it. 

    Here's a list of all the goodies used on this card so you too can create this festive card.
    Sara Davies Signature Collection, Festive Wonder Range 6 x6 paper pad
    Snowy Border Die
    Seasons Greetings die
    Poinsettia Die
    Ultimate Tool
    Collall Glue
    Shimmering Candy Red Card Stock