Monday, August 24, 2015

The Little Things-Treat/Candy Bag

                     It's the LITTLE things in life that are always the BEST....don't you agree??

Here's my latest project for Oak Treat Design Team
I created a small little treat bag from a piece of patterned paper measuring 6 x 9.5
I scored it at 3, 4.5, 7.5 & 9 inches then rotated to the right to score lengthwise at 1 and 5 inches.  
You fold and form the bag by cutting free the bottom tabs up to the horizontal score line.

I created the baby bib by using a 2.5 inch circle and punching out another circle out of it.  I stamped and embossed with my Baby Bumps Stamp Set Sentiment and the used my Copic markers to add details to the baby onesie.

Some ribbon and a cute little clothespin keep this lovely little treat bag closed.
So easy and fun, but its all about have a Quality Stamp Set that can be so versatile.  I will post an alternate way to use the stamp sets tomorrow to make a cute foil embossed looking vellum bag.
Hope you give this super easy gift bag a try...
Don't forget you can pick up you Baby Bumps Stamp Set HERE.

~HUGS~

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Jen Hadfield New Product Line......Goldtastic!

         I Adore You.......Jen Hadfield HOME & Made Product Line......Goldtastic!!!
So excited to share what I created with some of the new product coming from Jen Hadfield 

I received a box full of fantastic product  everything in this collection is so versatile!   I had a hard time just making one project.  So I created a few things to share and one layout to walk you through.  The Scrapbook layout above features some of her amazing paper, including gold cardstock and a stencil that I was so excited to play with.

I LOVE the pattern and couldn't wait to start creating....I placed the stencil over my cardstock and taped it to the table for stability.
 I added some medium weight paste in two small sections

***DESIGN TIP***
Mak an experimental piece to try out some ideas and then another piece to use on your layout.
Here is where I had some fun...before the paste could dry I pressed some Spring colored Flower Soft sprinkles on top and then pressed it into the paste with a scrap piece of cardstock.  I also used some Sea Foam glimmer mist that I made myself to give it just a hint of color.  This piece was so FUN to create and added just the right amount of texture to my layout.
 I couldn't believe just how much this grey stripped patterned paper matched my son's tie in the picture so I just had to add it to page.  I used the Trellis punch by WeR and added two punched strips to top and bottom of this 6x12 piece of patterned paper.  The color and patterns available in this collection will just blow you away....perfect for any occasion pictures.



The gold base was a no brainer....it highlighted perfectly the sun glow captured in my picture.  I took my stenciled shape and added it to the left of the page with 3 coordinating brads over a piece of gold trimmed honeycomb.....this cute little piece came from the packaging in this product line.....
Jen's collection is so fun you want to use every little piece of it.
I couldn't help but fussy cut all of the honeycomb off of all of the packages!!
  I added a gold glimmer misted paper doile, skeleton leaves, metal embellishments and some washi tape in coordinating colors to complete my layout.  

Oh and of course Jen's collection have some PERFECT puffy sentiments in black and gold that gave me my title.  She even had 3D paper flowers that made a natural focal point for this layout....I used the rest of these adorable flowers on my next layout I will share following this post.
 Here are some more pictures of the finished layout.  I love that the sentiment banner came from the trim piece of one of the papers that I just had to use!!

The I in the title was a little difficult to see on the gold-so I did decide to move it and here is a look at an alternate way to place the sentiment.


If you liked this tutorial, then I hope you will check out some of my other classes including my Cricut Expression class on Craftsy or even more fun are my CRUISES featuring some creative card making.
Leave me your comments, I always love hearing what you think of the products and projects shared.  Jen Hadfield's paper collection is a winner for me....so much fun....so versatile....so inventive in style and color....
I know you will have fun checking out this collection.
For more fun check out this awesome Turtle Shaker Card tutorial......


HUGS~

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Beach Beauty!!!

Here is a blast from the Past.....My favorite Beach Beauty!!!
I created this card for my Mother In Law that lives in California.. 
 It is another Copic Coloring Project to help me work on my blending skills.
I also wanted to share how to make a double-bow using my Bow Maker.
The details on how I created the card and how you can make fast and easy ribbon bows is found on this YouTube video.
Leave a comment or a suggestion on what kinds of projects you would like to see next......I have some things I am working on, but I always love to take on a challenge and making something others want to see.


Thanks for stopping by today!
~Hugs~



Monday, August 10, 2015

Baby Shower Shaker Cards

 Here is my first Project as an Oak Tree Stamp Design Team Member
I just couldn't resist making some fun SHAKER cards....this stamp set just made me want to play and what better way to do that than with seed beads and sequins such a fun new trend.......
Let's Shake it Baby!!

With Ken's fabulous Stamp Set....Baby Bumps you have so many options for making any type of Baby Card.
Here is a closer look at the girl Card
Here is the boy Card
Of Course I created the pieces for my Shaker with my Cricut Explore Machine
I couldn't wait to use the writing option to make use of my Cricut Pens and Metallic Pens 
on these two cards......
I will be sharing a video to show you some of the steps to make this card happen.
  I have made my file for this Public in Cricut Design Space and it is called Welcome Baby.
Here is how I finished off the inside.....ready to stamp a sentiment or write something personal.
Making the sentiment on the front was so easy with the Baby Bump sentiments.  
I also have a bonus project that I made with some of the Scraps.

All of the Paper used is from Echo Park's Bundle of Joy Line


I hope you enjoyed my project.....I just love being part of this team and working with such
Quality Stamp Products
Oak Tree Stamp has some fun options for my Card Making friends so be sure and check out their site using the link below.
This is a Bonus Card....Made with Cricut Classic Font on some left over paper pieces 
and my Oak Tree Stamps to make my very own background pattern.
Please leave me a comment and be sure to stop back for my video showing my Cricut and Pen Adventures.....~Hugs

Friday, July 24, 2015

Oak tree Stamp Design Team......guess who's in???

SO EXCITED TO SHARE THIS NEWS!!!
I'm a Designer for Oak Tree Stamp Company
http://oaktreestamps.com/
Come say hello to the fabulously talented group of ladies.  
We can't wait to share what we have created but if you can't wait to play with these fun stamps then check out Ken's site with the links above.
More to come soon so check back soon friends....I have some NEW ARRIVALS...that I can't wait to share!!
~HUGS

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Cricut Upate.....No more plugin updates....ever!!!

  And, this is the LAST plugin! 
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