Friday, August 29, 2014

Pink & Main? Super fun new stamps.

Hej hej from Sweden! I had the SUPER fun opportunity to guest design for Pink and Main stamp company! You have seen their July release a bunch from me already on different projects, but these are two that I made JUST for them.

The first one I did I wanted to play with some mixed media on my cards and I had this translucent embossing paste just waiting to be played with! The stars and diamonds on BLING were perfect! Mix with a star stencil and wammo! Super fun project.

I added some stamps and the sentiment from NOTED to complete my project. 

I colored the little heart in red for fun and used my Imaginisce papers and buttons to highlight everything. I added glitter to part of it for fun and emphasis and really just had a ball making this card! :) 

The second card I made was for my father in law's 60th birthday (obviously). He is just done with chemo and we are so thankful to spend each day that we get with him! The MONSTER TRUCKS set was a perfect length and boldness in a sentiment to emphasize what I needed to say. :) Yes, on a set called Monster Trucks... :) 

I popped the background and used good old scotch tape to tape down my Imaginisce papers in whatever shape I cut them in. It was super easy. 

Okay, check out some of my other posts to see the sneaky ways I snuck in Pink and Main stamps and enjoy! Check out their August release too while you are at it! :)

Have a beautiful day!

Pink and Main Stamp Sets:


Monday, August 11, 2014

Doodlebug Chevron Monogram Door Hangers

Hey hey! So.... we were "assigned" (as if it's a chore!!! ;)) sugar coated chevron card stock to play with this time! I have had these cut files at the ready for a little while now and couldn't wait to put something on the girls' room door to identify it as both of theirs. I love ampersands so I had to get one of those in there too. :) Courtney from Court's Crafts here with a little door decor! 

Hans (my husband) hasn't really let me put stuff on the girls' door. He is totally non committal and wont let me do it! He has vetoed almost everything... and then I made these. :)

My girls' names are Emmaline and Charlotte and I am totally enamored with everything "sisterly" as I was an only child. I wanted to make their monograms equal and opposite and since doodlebug makes everything in their "classic colors", I was able to do just that! 

Of course I needed a little gold thrown in there. It's so *hot* right now. :) 

And if you look closely - behind the gold - is tone on tone white chevron card stock

I love butterflies and their room is very "nature" themed and I thought that the spinkles vellum would look cute on top of the chevron so I double cut the butterflies and adhered them at the thorax. 

Lastly, I added three pearls for accent at the bottom right of the letters. 

Here it is on their door! 

I had to get a picture so that you can see just how sparkly the sugar-coated card stock is. I know that when I see glittered card stock I am sometimes not too impressed with the amount of glitter on the card stock. I like it to SHINE! And no surprise here - doodlebug card stock does just that! Check. Out. That. Glitter!

Thank you so much for checking out my sugar-coated-chevron project! Make sure to check out how you can WIN SOME! :)

This is Court's Crafts signing out! Have a beautiful day!





Friday, August 8, 2014

May Arts New Release Ribbon Blog Hop

Court from Court’s Crafts here! I received this awesome silk ribbon! It’s so soft and .. well.. silky! :) It’s quite flat - there is virtually no thickness which is awesome for cards!

For my first card I used loops to emphasize my sentiment and distract from the busy background. 

My second card was actually where my inspiration came from. I wanted to weave the silk ribbon. As the ribbon is a 1” width, I wove it on a 4” x 4” piece of card stock. Then I had to find a way to get the sentiment on the background without covering up the weaving. I achieved this by using the loopy method. :) 

My last project is a quick tag. I wanted to tie a bow with this gorgeous ribbon and the way the folds worked on the top of the tag - ugh. lovely. I have always said that May Arts Ribbon is the BEST for tying bows and this ribbon is no different. Luscious. 

Here is the line- up for the week!!!! 






May Arts Ribbon Used:

Partners in Craft Supplies Used:

Make sure to check out the May Arts Blog! There are THREE prizes up for grabs!!! THREE spools of May Arts Ribbon! Check it out HERE!


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Pencil Holder From Imaginisce

Hello everyone! I hope you are having a fabulous summer! Mine is FLYING by! I am up on the Imaginisce blog today to give you some pencil no.2 inspiration! 
Pencils are always on the school supply list and while pencil tins are darling, wouldn’t this be fun to look in a cubby or locker at? School colors can be used to add some extra umph, but Emmaline loves pink, blue, purple, and stars so this is right up her ally! 

Imaginisce’s Little Princess line is perfect for many more things than scrapbooking! I have really enjoyed putting the light blue and light green polka dotted paper on boys’ cards - but I digress… I LOVE the star paper in this collection - so fun! It’s one of those things that I would wall paper with.. no seriously… Okay, okay. I may have “star” issues.
I used a cut file by Jamie Lane Designs for this and it originally came with apples as well as stars to decorate the pencils as a teacher’s gift. Dual usage? Yes, please. I grabbed some new May Arts Ribbon that is a string of gold stars and used two glue dots to add them to the back of the pencils. I thought it gave them a little extra depth. 
I added a little velvet ribbon to one of the pencils because I have bow issues - I love them. 
The project is incredibly sturdy and has great depth while not taking up a large foot print.
I hope this inspires you to go create something fun for your kids’ going back to school! :)

Supply List:

American Crafts: Cardstock White


Thursday, July 31, 2014

Quick Thank You Notes

I have been needing a lot of thank you notes recently and with my daughter's 2nd birthday on Saturday, I knew I needed a quick design to whip up some more.

Here I let the patterned paper do the work!

Hope you are having a great summer! Mine is going by WAY too fast! My little one is 5 months old!!! What in the world!?! And how did Emmaline turn 2?!? Heavens to Betsy (how do you spell that and were did the phrase come from?!) haha. Have a great day!

patterned paper: Imaginisce: My Baby: Girl


Friday, July 18, 2014

May Arts + Simple Stories + Xyron = A Match Made in Heaven

Hello and welcome to the blog hop with the May Arts Ribbonistas!

We swapped with Xyron and Simple Stories for a super fun trio! 

Simple Stories let us choose a collection kit so I chose the Story of Us. I loved the black white and gold and thought some pink and tiffany blue ribbon would soften it up! 

There are actually 4 kinds of May Arts Ribbon on this card. I got this close up so that you could see the shimmer ribbon on the left. It's beautiful! Of course the chevron is a favorite of mine and the silk ribbon is brand new! 

The scalloped tab was an afterthought and I am so glad I slipped it behind the ribbon! 

This wired ribbon is super fun, but to be honest - I had NO idea how to adhere it! So I grabbed my Xyron/Teresa Collins Stapler and stapled it down. Totally cheating. Love it! 

Now check out what my DT mates have created! 





Make sure to go to the May Arts Ribbon blog to see how you can WIN prize packs that include:
1. A Good Day Sunshine kit from Simple Stories
2. A 2.5" Create a Sticker from Xyron
3. A spool of ribbon your choice!


Friday, July 4, 2014

Patriotic Parade 4th of July Banner

HAPPY 4th of July!!!!

I made this 4th of July banner for the girls' bedroom door. Emmaline "helped" cut most of the pieces out on my die cutting machine and she loves this banner! She is very proud of it being on her door. 

These star brads are SOOOO cute!! I love love love them. What a perfect accent to the middle of the pinwheel! I am going to try layered pinwheels soon! The doodle-pop pinwheels were the start of my inspiration for this project. 

 Ahhh - doodle-pops... how I love thee. Emmaline loves airplanes right now and points them out every chance she gets. She insisted that this airplane went on the banner. I was thinking about it and wavering and I am so glad she was insistent as it's so darling! I added that gorgeous star jewel for a little bling. :)

Do you ever start to design, hesitate, and question yourself whether or not something is "too much"? I spent WAY too much time staring at this. These are two stickers layered on top of each other. I am SO glad I did it! I think it's kind of fabulous. When in doubt - remember that they are only stickers and they might as well be used! :) I added a little Fancy Frill to the top as well. :)

Oh look! Another DARLING doodle-pop!

All of the letters on my banner came from the icons for Patriotic Parade. They were probably "designed" for a title of a scrapbook page, but I love them on a banner! The oversized letters are perfect for just that. :) 

A little extra bling was needed... enter fabby sequins

Did anyone spy the doilies from the valentine's day collection: sweetheart?!? Why yes, they do match. :)

doodlebug: patriotic parade all stars (4304)
doodlebug: patriotic parade red, white and blue (4300)
doodlebug: patriotic parade proud plaid (4302)
doodlebug: patriotic parade air mail doodle-pops (3690
doodlebug: patriotic parade fire cracker mini doodle-pops (3692)
doodlebug: patriotic parade icons (4312)
doodlebug: patriotic parade fancy frills (4313)
doodlebug: patriotic parade star jewels red white and blue (3671)
doodlebug: patriotic parade star brads (3676)
doodlebug: ladybug doilies (4066)
doodlebug: sequins in lily white (4265)

xyron high tack adhesive dots
we r memory keepers crop a dile + eyelets
my creative time: 3 star stitched dies
may arts ribbon: 3/8" grosgrain in navy