Tuesday, November 29, 2016

City Sidewalks Cricut Christmas Cards

The City Sidewalks Cricut Collection has some really cute images on it. I already showed you the little neighborhood of houses in the 3D frame. I wanted to also showcase more of these images in some cards that I displayed at a recent class. Here is a close up of the cards featuring a decorated mailbox, a cute pup,  a charming Santa, and a festive wreath!

You can cut these images to any size you wish, so think outside the standard card and go big! All of these cards feature the City Sidewalks paper making everything blend perfectly.

Get this collection before its gone. Items available until the end of December!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

City Sidewalks Christmas Frame

Recently I held a City Sidewalks Christmas inspired class. I focused on the entire City Sidewalks collection from the whimsical papers to the super fun Cricut collection! I showcased a range of projects using all of these products and our class project was a 3D frame with a snowy Christmas neighborhood scene.

Here is just one of the tables all set up for class~

No party is complete without some yummy treats to snack on while we create!

Here is the main table I had set up to show all of the projects I created. It's full of inspiring ideas; scrapbook layouts, picture my life layout, mini scrapbook, and cards using stamped images as well as Cricut cut images. All of the projects featured some embellishments to coordinate from ribbon to Washi tape to sparkly chipboard complements! I will give you a closer look at these projects in the coming days.

Here is a close-up of the frame we made. These are 5x7 shadow box frames that I found at Ikea. The snowflakes and car are popped up from the background giving the scene more dimension. The Winter Wonderland tag is from the City Sidewalks Cricut collection.

I am entering the frame in the Anything BUT a card challenge over on Heart 2 Heart Challenges this week. I think I must create a new home decor item every Christmas and this one will forever make me smile! {I just like to smile, smiling is my favorite! ~ Buddy the Elf}

Monday, November 7, 2016

Golden Pine Cones

I just returned my spooky Halloween decor to the storage boxes and yet I found myself shopping over the weekend listening to Christmas music playing throughout the store! What? I still have Halloween candy in a bowl on my kitchen counter and we haven't eaten any turkey yet! Then again, I do realize the time it takes to prepare for Christmas~ all those handmade cards, projects and scrapbook pages waiting to be filled with memories. That is why you will find Christmas papers and stamps filling every inch of my desk.

Today I'm sharing one of the cards I made with a sketch in mind from Freshly Made Sketches Blog. I wanted to submit it, but simply ran out of time to photograph and post it earlier before the deadline. I used the lovely Oh Deer papers and some of the complements. I used the Perfectly Pine stamp with those sea glass branches, but instead of just stamping the pine cones I opted for some golden kraft complements. I also used a bit of some Uptown gold embossed polka dot paper layered on some sea glass Oh Deer papers. The shiny gold is just lovely and makes me warm up to the idea of Christmas music playing in the stores already!

I hope you are inspired to use some of these paper collections and the Perfectly Pine stamp set. These products will only be available until the end of December. Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

November will make you Happy, Happy!

Not only do you have a festive Stamp of the Month to choose in November, but you can also get a head start on your Christmas projects with a very merry bundle.

 Get into the holiday spirit with several holiday crafting projects featuring our Happy, Happy Christmas products. It all starts with one of our featured album bundles, which saves you 10% off the retail price of a collection of awesome crafting supplies. These bundles contain everything you need to create five 2-page scrapbooking layouts, with enough left over to keep your holiday crafting going! Start by choosing your album bundle:D-Ring or Post Bound

Your Price: $69.95

Here are all the layouts you can create with this bundle~

Talk about getting your entire Holiday season scrapbooked! Plus, the workshop includes all sorts of home decor projects as well. You will have the option to add the Everyday Life Album, Magnetic Chalkboard, 13x13 Display Tray and the 5x7 Hinged Display Tray. All of these items are at a discounted price to add on to your bundle. You can also download a complete guide to make all of these projects. These will make incredible Christmas gifts too!

See a sample of all these projects online here. Be sure to check out the Stamp of the Month while your there.

This Stamp of the Month is ready for any celebration you plan on throwing! Get more details on the Current Specials tab at the top.