Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Latte To Go!

I have shown you lots of ideas using the new Treats of Friendship stamp set from the Seasonal Expressions 2 book.

All the previous ideas I shared were cards. With a little Pinterest inspiration and a super cute card from Brenda Rose at Rose Blossom Legacies, I have created a 3D project. A great little gift idea for those coffee lover's in your life, especially those that are Keurig users!

This is a K-Cup Caddy, perfect for 2 of the Keurig cups. However, you can adhere 2 of the caddy's back to back and it becomes a holder for 4 cups! You can find the template here by Lori Tecler.

I was inspired by Brenda's card with her use of the Jackson papers and colors. It was so stunning and was perfect for this little project!

You can order this awesome stamp set now and you can still grab your Deal of the Day!! Order online here.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Typed Note Surprise

Time is running out to get the fabulous Typed Note Stamp of the Month! I had so much fun playing with this stamp all month long. One final project I made is a creative card for my son's Birthday. This was an idea that I talked about at the Crate Card Club, but had not tried it yet. I wanted to take the paper in the typewriter and make it a functional message that would be revealed when pulled out of the typewriter. It was super easy to create.

I used paper left over from my Crate Cards. The card was left basically with the same template, I just added some extra stamping, distressing and embellishments. Then I altered the typewriter to accommodate the pull-up message.

To achieve this effect I bubble cut the typewriter making sure to cut off the paper at the top. Then I cut a smaller strip of white cardstock {1x 2.75} to stamp the messages. I made certain that this piece would slide between some 3D foam tape that was mounted underneath the typewriter. The puffy star makes it easier to pull out the paper.

With just a few tweaks this card goes from flat, to fun and interactive!! Be sure to get this stamp set before it's no longer available!

Just a few more days to grab your Deal of the Day too! Order online here.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Blossom Delight

Earlier this week I shared a layout I did using the new Blossom papers and complements. These products showcased my pictures of the tulip festival beautifully. I had a few more favorite pictures from the same event that I wanted to scrapbook. I carried over the same papers and embellishments, but this layout looks so different from the first. Check it out!

 In this layout I wanted to leave a cleaner, brighter base to allow the photo's to really be the center of attention. I pulled in some orange B&T papers, a fun section of zip strip, and a few more complements that were remaining on the sheet.

On this page I used a piece of the new Carnival Washi tape to add a sentiment to the left of the picture. Not to leave too much white space I created a stamped cluster of Shower Flowers in the upper corner and then lower corner on the adjacent page.

Just a few colorful sequins and a metal butterfly finish the pages wonderfully. I absolutely love this picture of my mom, she looks so beautiful. I also treasure this picture of my "little" brother and I. We aren't able to spend time together often, so I truly cherish these moments! {A great big thank you to my husband for thinking to snap our picture together!}

You can order all of these brand new products from the Seasonal Expressions 2 book online here.
Time is running out to get your Deal of the Day and the awesome Typed Note Stamp of the Month!
In just 6 days there will no longer be a deal so don't delay!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Blossom Gardens Layout

I recently scrapbooked some pictures from our Spring Break travels. We had the opportunity to visit some beautiful gardens during their tulip festival. The Blossom papers and complements were the perfect choice for my photographs. With these gorgeous products I was able to create a couple layouts quickly and easily.

Here is the first layout I created. I will share the other pages with you later.

Monday, April 20, 2015

April Crate Card Club

This past weekend I held my April Crate Card Club. There were 5 of us total participating this month. As always we had a nice mix of cards with different themes and ideas! Let me share what we created.

First up is my card. I knew that I would showcase this month's Stamp of the Month, Typed Note. I also knew that I wanted a taller card for something that we haven't done yet and I figured the larger typewriter image would work great on tall, skinny base card.

Here are the other cards. You will see a great mix of papers, sentiments and styles. The ladies do great work and we enjoy each others ideas. If you like their creations, please leave a comment and let them know!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

My Deal of the Day

It's reveal time. I shared the grab bag I received this week with my Crate Card Club ladies. It was so much fun revealing what I received and I am excited over the value that was inside!

I chose to grab the deal of the day when it was $50. I figured this was a nice price point. Here's what I got!

It arrived in a good sized box with a couple of regular priced items I added to the order first!

I first opened some Holiday and Halloween Treat bags. A fun product that can be used easily and quickly for a gift.

The next item were these Season's Tweetings fabric gift bags. They come in a red and green combination, but you can easily pair them with other colors to use for other Holiday's.

Look how cool these items are. A MyAcrylix bumble bee stamp set, a 2x2 block, which is always useful and a mini pigment ink set in the rich Enchantment colors.

Lastly, I revealed the Balloon Ride PML kit. I was super excited about this, because it was a collection I did not have yet. It will be perfect to showcase a balloon festival we recently attended. Plus the cards are great for making greeting cards or even a mini album.

Grab your Deal of the Day before the month is over. You will be pleasantly surprised with your purchase!!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Time for Tea!

I hope you have been enjoying my creations using the Treats of Friendship stamp set. I shared some coffee cards and some delicious donut cards. Today I will share the final image and sentiment on this stamp set. It is a sweet little tea cup with a heart-warming sentiment.

This first card uses just a bit of the new Blossom paper and I incorporated the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches this week. Simple, clean and cute!

Here is a card using more of the blossom paper and I used the treat tag image to actually create a tag for a gift.

You can purchase this stamp set online here. You will also be qualified to get the Deal of the Day.
Speaking of deal....I received my $50 grab bag yesterday. I will show you what I got, but first I have to share it with my Crate Card Club ladies tomorrow then I'll give you a look at all the fun stuff!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Do You Ever Crave a Donut?

Every once in awhile I absolutely crave a donut. Thank goodness this craving does not happen often! Too many calories and fat, but I have a much healthier option for you! Keep your hands busy and your creativity flowing by stamping an adorable donut on your projects.

As promised, here is a look at some cards using the new Treats of Friendship stamp set.

This first card uses the sketch on Heart 2 Heart Challenges Blog this week. Thanks for the inspiration H2H design team!

Be sure to check out what the artists on Heart 2 Heart Blog designed using the sketch!

The pink on both of these cards reminds me of the little doughnut shops in Vegas called Pink Box. If your ever in the area check them out and try a few, they are fantabulous!! {yes, that is a real mother says it all the time!} My favorite is the sweet potato cake, sounds crazy, but it's amazingly moist and just the right amount of sweet!

Be sure to get this stamp set to cure all of your cravings and don't forget to grab your Deal of the Day!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

I Like These Cards a Latte!

Treats of Friendship is one of the newest stamp sets found in the Seasonal Expressions 2 book. (page 15) It features images of a coffee cup, donut and tea cup. I love the quirky sayings and am finding all sorts of possibilities to use it!

Today I'm sharing cards using the coffee cup image, I like it a latte! I will share cards with the other images later this week!

This first one is my favorite! I used the Blossom papers, some of the new Boardwalk Washi tape for the sentiment, and some Glacier thick twine as a "cozy" for the cup. Soooooo cute!!!

I love the thick chocolate grosgrain ribbon on this card. It makes me think it might be a mocha latte!

Some more Glacier twine, Carnival Washi tape this time and don't you just love the drip of coffee on the rim of the cup. This is from the Junebug Puffies in the SE1 book.

Finally, coffee comes best in pairs! I was using up some older Year>>Noted papers and loved the softer colors with the cups. Just colored in the coffee bands and added a bit of Washi tape.

The Treats of Friendship stamp can be your one regular priced item in your cart that would then qualify you for the Deal of the Day! (C1616) $13.95

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Happy Everything

Seasonal Expressions 1 book had a great stamp set on the back cover called You're the Bomb. A portion of the proceeds from any sales of the stamp went to Operation Smile. It quickly became a favorite stamp, very versatile and just fun to play with! The same is true for the latest Operation Smile stamp in the Seasonal Expressions 2 book. It's called Happy Everything and it is a fun stamp set too. Take a look at some of the mini cards I've made with it!

Happy Everything
Item number D1653
Price $17.95
Set of 13
Recommended My Acrylix® Blocks:
1" × 1" (Y1000), 1" × 3½" (Y1002), 2" × 3½" (Y1009), 2" × 6½" (Y1010)

Remember to check out the Deal of the Day after you add the Happy Everything stamp set to your cart online.