Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas Gift Box featuring Zappy Dots

I can't believe Christmas is almost here!  I wanted too share this treat box created using paper from Kaiser Craft and featuring a cute Christmas Zappy Dot
It's a great little box to give some fudge or cookies in. 
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Christmas Card Inspiration

Today I want to share with you some Christmas card inspiration for any of those last minute card makers out there.  I was featured as a guest designer for Craft Warehouse recently and these cards were featured on the Craft Warehouse blog
All the cards feature product from Lawn Fawn.  This Merry and Bright card is the simplest and all the details can be found here.
The sheet of tags are perfect for gift card holders.  Step by step instructions for this card can be found here.
This is one of my favorite cards.  Made using a coordinating stamp and die set from Lawn Fawn, I love that you can have a the look of fussy cutting without actually having to fussy cut the image.  You can get all the details for this fun sequenced card here.
And last but not least, the Merry Christmas mantel card.  There are so many great stamps and dies in one set the creative possibilities are endless.  Check out the steps to create the brick pattern and the mantel here.
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Snow Globe wth Foil Transfers

Today I want to share a project that I created for the ScraPerfect design team.   A fun DIY snow globe that anyone can make with a mason jar, glitter, The Best Glue Ever and Foil Transfer paper.
Check out all of the details on creating your own unique foil transfers here on the ScraPerfect blog.  To create the snow globe simply attach whatever you'd like on the inside to the inside of the lid.  Then fill with water and a bit of glitter.  Attach the lid and flip and you have a quick easy craft.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Upcycled Wine Bottle

I'm loving the ScraPerfect products I've been playing with.  Today I want to share a project that I created using several of the ScraPerfect products.  I upcycled a wine bottle to create a decorative décor piece.  Check out all the details on the ScraPerfect blog here
ScraPerfect Supplies Used:
Best Cleaner Ever - to remove label
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Black With 2 - December Challenge

December already!  I cannot believe this year is almost over.  With a new month also comes a new challenge over on the Black With 2 blog.  Take inspiration from this lovely palette to create a layout or card with a dominant black background. 
Here's is my take on the December palette
and here' s a peek at the journaling tag.
I'm not one to journal much, though I realize the importance of it so I often hide them.  I love how these colors pop off the black background.  Go check out the Black With 2 blog for more inspiration from the design team.
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

How to Unstick a Sticker

I love adding dimension to my projects, I'm use pop up adhesive on a regular basis.  Sometimes the perfect embellishment is a sticker and I need at a portion of the sticker not to be sticky.  There have been times that I will fussy cut a piece of cardstock to match the back of the sticker which takes time and attention to detail.  Now I have an easier, faster way to unstick a sticker using the Perfect Crafting Pouch
Check out all the details on the ScraPerfect blog.
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

CutCardStock Guest Designer

Good morning all!  I'm excited to share with you today that I am the featured guest designer on  Check out the CutCardStock blog to see a collection of gift card holders for the up coming holidays. 
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Thankful ZigZag Card

Hi everyone, sorry I've been missing in action, been busy working on DT projects and items to sell at an upcoming bazaar.  Today I'd like to share with you a card I made awhile back.  Since Thanksgiving is quickly approaching a Thankful card seems appropriate.
To make the zigzag fold card I scored it in thirds first then trimmed the diagonals.  I punched the border using a Martha Stewart border  punch and attached to the back side.  Other than the cardstock all product used is Bella Blvd
Thanks for looking! 

Friday, November 1, 2013

Black with 2 November Challenge

Welcome to November!  A new month brings a new challenge for the Black with 2 challenge site.
Here's this months palette
I love this palette, it's full of rich colors, set on a dominant black background.
Here's my take on this months challenge
Check out the Black With 2 blog for the DT's inspiration for this challenge and for the details to play along.  Don't forget there are prizes for layouts and cards.
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

ScraPerfect Announces New Design Team

I've had some exciting news to share for a while and now and I can finally share.  I'm excited to share that ScraPerfect has announced their new Design Team and I was fortunate to be selected as one of their new DT members. 

Check out the ScraPerfect blog for a list of all the talent selected for the DT and check out the ScraPerfect website for all the awesome products they offer. 

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Happy Halloween Wall Hanging

I recently came across this cute unfinished wood wall hanging that says Happy Halloween.  For five bucks I couldn't pass it up as I knew it would be perfect for some of my Halloween Zappy Dots.  I also found some fun Halloween paper from Doodlebug Designs that work perfectly with the Zappy Dots.

I painted the edges and base with black acrylic paint before covering with this fun chevron paper.

Here are close ups of all the Zappy Dots used from the Too Cute To Spook flair button set.

Love this ghost / Boo Flair button.

A fun curly cue pumpkin!  The sign is larger than 12 x 12 so I covered one side with the patterned paper and then lined up a second sheet so the patterns matched as best as possible. 

In real life I have a huge fear of spiders, but this guy is super cute!

And Halloween would not be complete without a black cat.  How cute is that heart shaped nose.
After I adhered the paper I cut around the excess paper with a craft knife, you could also trace an outline and cut it out before you adhere it.
Supply list
Unfinished wood Happy Halloween
Black acrylic paint
Black ink
Patterned Paper
Zappy Dots used


Monday, October 7, 2013

Halloween Witch Boot

I love this time of year, I love changing out the summer décor for the fall décor.  And right now in addition to fall décor I put out spooky Halloween decorations.  My daughter's and I did just that today.  So fun to see them get so excited about the handmade cheesecloth ghosts and the unfinished wood pieces they painted in years past.  I came across this Witch boot that I made last year and wanted to share it with you for a little Halloween inspiration.
This started with an unfinished wood base that I covered with purple cardstock.  Then I cut strips of patterned paper and adhered them randomly, being careful to leave some of the purple cardstock showing.
Tip: Trim strips to desired width, but longer than needed, once adhered trim the excess paper with a craft knife or scissors.
Supplies used:
Unfinished witch shoe: Craft Warehouse
Cardstock: Close To My Heart
Patterned Paper: Authentique
Alphabet stickers: Thickers (American Crafts)
Thanks for looking!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Zappy Dots Fall Leaves Burlap Swag

Don't forget to hop along the Polka Dot Pumpkin Blog Hop, today is day 4 of the hop.  Today I want to share with you another project using the fall leaves flair buttons from Zappy Dots.

These colors work really well with burlap as shown here on the burlap envelopes I created with the same set of Zappy Dots and the same flower sprig.  You could make a little gift tag and this swag would make a lovely gift with a tag received in the making burlap envelope. 

Here are a few close ups of the Zappy Dots, fall leaves flair buttons.

The burlap is about 4" wide and just twisted, then I hot glued everything to it and tied off the ends.

Don't forget to hop on to find more inspiration.  Here's a couple links to get you started.
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Zappy Dots Fall Leaves Burlap Envelopes

Good Morning, today I wanted to share with you a simple project I made using a few supplies.  You'll need fall leave Zappy Dots, some premade burlap envelopes, and a fall flower sprig, a pair a pliers and a hot glue gun.
I found these little premade burlap envelopes and new they would be perfect for a fall project.  They are the perfect size for a gift card and really could be used in a variety of ways.

For these I purchased a sprig of flowers in fall colors that worked with the fall leave Zappy Dots.  Using my pliers or wire cutters I cut down the sprig into pieces that fit nicely on the burlap.  Then I layered a Zappy Dot on top and attached everything with hot glue. 
Tip: I placed a piece of wax paper under the flap of the envelope so it would not seal when I attached my Zappy Dot and flowers.
Zappy Dots used
Hop on over to some of my fellow Zappy Dots DT members to see their recent creations
Check back soon for more fun fall projects featuring Zappy Dots and don't forget to check out the Zappy Dots blog and facebook pages for the Polka Dot Pumpkin Blog Hop all this week.
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Polka Dot Blog Hop Starts Today!

The first challenge is up for Zappy Dots Polka Dot Blog Hop.
Lots of great inspiration to be found!
All you need to do for the first challenge is post an image of a polka dot pumpkin on the Zappy Dots Facebook page.

Black With 2 - October Challenge

The October color palette for Black With Two is up today.  Black with candy pink and shimmering gold.  It is a lovely palette and would be great for a wedding or prom layout.
Since this layout is for October and one of the colors is pink, I felt it only fitting to create a layout in honor of Breast cancer awareness and my strong Mother in Law whom is a two time survivor.
I'm not a big fan of gold, but I did happen across some gold Thickers that I was able to use for the Survivor title. 
Here is a close up of the ribbon details. 
You have a whole month for this challenge so I hope you come play along.  This is open to US residents and there are some great prizes up for grabs. 
Thanks for looking!