Wednesday, July 31, 2013


Make sure to head over there and check out the other 3-D projects! :) 



Tuesday, July 30, 2013


I am SOOOO excited to announce that I have made the May Arts Ribbon DT!! 

THANK YOU SO MUCH for all of your support! I cannot wait to inspire you with more ribbon-centric creations!!! 

A HUGE thank you to May Arts for the opportunity to create with these uber inspiring ladies!


Monday, July 29, 2013

Xyron DT call, MCT challenge and Shop Pumpkin Spice challenge

Don't forget about the Xyron DT call HERE! You do not have to make new projects for it, so it doesn't take very long to throw your name in the hat! When I applied, I waffled thinking I was not good enough to apply until the last day and I thought, "what the heck - I'll just give it a try". I could not believe I made it! So, you never know. Go for it! (I reapplied!!!) 

Also, there is a challenge still going on over at My Creative Time HERE (summer themed). 

And one at Shop Pumpkin Spice (beach themed) HERE!

Wish me luck! May Arts Ribbon announces their DT today! I am on pins and needles!


Thursday, July 25, 2013

Emmaline's 1st Birthday Invitation

Emmaline's party will be vintage bunny themed so I wanted to do something that matched the theme. I ended up sending an evite (shhh!!! I just got low on time) but I wanted to make at least one for her baby book.

Check out the other projects over at My Creative Time! The theme is summer and as she is having a summer birthday, I thought this would be perfect! :)

MCT: To My Best Peep (bunny die)
MCT: Stitched Button Dies
MCT: I'm Here For You Rain Or Shine (RSVP)
Paper: Simple Stories Vintage Bliss
Ribbon: May Arts


Sunday, July 21, 2013

Shop Pumpkin Spice - feel better Grampy

My grandfather has been in the hospital for a few weeks and just made it into rehab and yesterday got to come home! He is doing very well! I wanted to make a card for him which will be going off in the mail today - sometimes it's nice when you feel like people are still thinking about you after you get home. :) 

I wanted to use Christmas papers for a non-Christmas card and I still LOVE this My Mind's Eye 6x6 Pad: Winter Wonderland. They had me at polka dots, tiny snowmen, and enchanting houses.

Stamps and Dies: My Creative Time
Wooden Pic: Little Yellow Bicycle
Ribbon: May Arts

I made this for 5 - yes - 5 challenges!

Neat and Tangled: Into the Woods (found this challenge from June's blog!) - see my stick pin! :)
Cardabilities: Sketch (found this sketch challenge from June's blog!)


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

My Creative Time Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the My Creative Time Blog Hop! I know you are going to be filled with the brim to inspiration! Word on Facebook has it that one of my DT sisters will be showing you 9 projects!!! 

Okay, start the hop HERE at My Creative Time. You should have gotten here from Cindy B's blog!!! 

For our Blog hop giveaway, there will be 2 winners chosen from ALL the comments combined!  Both winners will win a $25 Gift Certificate to my store!  All you have to do is leave a comment here along w/the rest of the design team's blogs AND also leave a way for us to contact you!  Emma will use to pick the lucky winners!  All you have to do is leave a comment on all blogs in this hop for more chances to win! The deadline is Saturday, July 20th at midnight! Emma will announce winners on her blog on Monday, July 22nd!  EASY PEASY!!! GOOD LUCK!:)

Ribbon: May Arts Ribbon
Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle: Poppy Collection

Okay, so this was my first time busting out the Magnet Cartridge from Xyron for my 5" Creative Station. I LOVED IT!!!! Sorry the pics are bad - night project! 

So, here's the deal-e-o. It laminates one side at the same time that it magnetizes (is that a verb?!?) the other. I want to magnetize everything!!! 

I made this little calendar with the 4x6 die from My Creative Time and then sent it through my little machine. Perfect laminating and now it is happily sitting on my fridge. I wish the pics were better, but people have been asking me to make them as gifts! They're really quite darling!

Since I have a stainless steel fridge, it can only go on the side so this size was perfect for me!

Here is a better close-up of the calendar. See the hexy background stamp!?! It's on the clouds!
Xyron 5" Creative Station
Xyron: Magnet cartridge

Okay, now head on over to the lovely Glora's blog

When you are done, go get yourself some MCT goodie for having made it through ALL our blogs! Don't forget about the sale too!


Thursday, July 11, 2013

May Arts Finalist Post and Projects!

Hellooooooooo bloggy world!

I have been working on these projects for the May Arts Finals to get onto their DT! If you feel like it, pop over and see all of the finalists' projects! They should be posted in the next few days. DT members are announced July 29th. 

First up is the dress. I was looking forward to making this pleated dress and having the PERFECT 3/8" ribbon for it was just the excuse I needed to unpack the sewing machine! (p.s. I promise those buttons are on straight on the back! This picture is driving me crazy!) There are little bows on the pockets and in the middle of the front. They are a little hard to see them in the picture, but you can see them in the video below! :) 

May Arts Ribbon Used: BH09

The second project I made was a bow to match the dress. I LOVE mixing classic patterns so the stripes were clearly calling to go with the polka dots. The dress is not on Emmaline in the pictures below because she was swimming in it! It's a 3T so she will need to grow into it. 

May Arts Ribbon Used: BH09, 365-2-03, and 376-1-01

Here is the last project that I made: A card to go with the bow for someone's birthday! Wouldn't it make a cute gift to give a card that uses the same ribbon as the bow!? I like it. 

May Arts Ribbon Used: 365-2-03, 382-34-94
Other supplies:
All stamps and dies: My Creative Time

Thanks for reading my super long post and watching my videos! I really appreciate all of you! :) HUGS and have a beautiful day!


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

My Creative Time New Release!!!

Check out the WHOLE new release from My Creative Time today!!!

Sneak Peek Giveaway Time!
Okay, this time around we are doing something DIFFERENT! Since you ALL have seen this release in it's entirety, we decided to play a FUN game!  First of all, let me tell you what you will win!  ONE LUCKY person will win ALL of this! 

This is what this prize package includes:
-D-Ring 12" x 12" album - Black
Core kit
       - (500) 3" x 4" Journaling cards
       - (40) Bi-fold journaling cards 
       - (4) 4" x 6" First page cards
       - (4) 3" x 4" First page cards
       - (4) 4" x 6" Last page cards
       - (4) 3" x 4" Last page cards
       - (60) 4" x 6" Title cards 
(60) 12" x 12" Photo pocket pages
(12) 13" x 3" Project Life dividers
14 White divider labels
We will ALSO have a 2nd prize winner who will win a $50 certificate to my store!
Okay, this is what you have to do to qualify to win ANY of these 2 prizes! You will have to guess what we ALL used on our projects for sneak peeks! Yep, in our comment sections, please specify what MCT products we use (old & new)! 
Emma will announce the winner during the blog hop on Wednesday, July 17th! 
 ***SPREAD THE WORD TO THE WORLD ON Facebook, Instagram it #mycreativetime or even tweet about it~  about this release &  Let us know on "My Creative Time's" FB page here that you did so! OR you can just tag me in your post!

Let's start spreading word my friends!;)

Here is what I made! I was going for something graphic and manly that my husband would like. 

I am showcasing the Stitched Tab Die (along with other things you have to guess - but there is one less you have to figure out! I have 4 of the new releases on here total and one from the last release. Good luck!)

There is also a SALE going on WITH the release! Use coupon code HAPPYJULY to get 20% off your order through the 19th!  AND there is a free Hipster Kitty stamp that is going out with all orders placed between July 10th and 12th!!!

Lastly, don't forget that there is an AWESOME challenge going on right now! Square cards! Be there or be square! :) 

Now, hop back over to see the new release from My Creative Time and where to pre-order all the goodies!


Sunday, July 7, 2013

I miss your face.

Hello and welcome to my Shop Pumpkin Spice post for today! 

We had a blog hop yesterday filled with some AWESOME cards and a layout too! Be sure to check it out! The challenge this week is Stars or Fireworks so if you have anything that qualifies, be sure to link up HERE. Also, voting has begun for the last challenge. Be sure to vote HERE

Okay, I made another card for my best friend Kourtni. I make too many of these cards and never send them to her so I need to send this one! Hold me accountable! Do you get the sentiment with the picture? It took my husband a second. tee hee. :) 

Designer's note: I generally HATE coloring. So instead I filled in the stripes on the dress with stickles. BONUS! Texture AND sparkle! 



Saturday, July 6, 2013

All Boy

Hello!!!! Welcome to the Shop Pumpkin Spice blog hop for July! Hippity hop hop! 

You should have gotten here from Missy's blog. If not, start HERE at the beginning!! :) 

The theme for the challenge this week is Stars or Fireworks! Make sure to play along every week for lots of chances to win goodies from the store!

I made this for a baby shower my husband and I are going to today! :) I am so excited for this baby boy to be born. Baby boy has SUCH artsy parents and the baby invitation had the mustache on it so I am hoping that they love this card! 


Now head on over to Flowerdisco's blog!!! I am sure she came up with something amazing! I cannot wait to see it!