Friday, September 23, 2016

Digi Holiday Tags....

Hello & Happy Friday Everyone! YAY
It's the weekend yet again! Can you believe 
we are getting ready to go into October already!
It just seems like yesterday it was July!
My Oh My how the months are zooming by!
It will be January before you know it! YIKES!

I don't know about you guys, but I've had a busy week
and feel the next few weeks will be even busier as
I try to get holiday projects complete and make a trip
or two out of town - Plus work of course and
School events for my son... :)

In the mean time, I'll share my weekly Holiday
project with you! YAY! I'm sharing another set
of tags I created for my Local Monthly Card Swap Group
As I said last week - for Oct. & Nov. we make a Christmas Card
and a tag - I have to make at least 6 cards & 6 tags for my
swap group and they all have to be the same -
WHY the same? Because, If you make a different
card for each person, they may actually get jealous of the card you made for someone else - CRAZY? Oh yes! But TRUE!
Sooo, everyone has to make a set of 6 cards & they all
have to be the same... so it's fair for everyone! (wink wink)

- Here's my Set of Holiday Tags -

I'm not gonna lie... I TOTALLY LOOOVE the way these tags came out!!!
I just played around with my design in my Silhouette program - I'm using
Digi papers and Embellishments!

They even have some sparkle on them - The snowflakes do anyway!
I even like the scallop border off the sides - at first I wasn't sure I liked it that way... but after I cut out the first one & put it together... I knew! :)

-- Here are the products I used --

Digital Paper, Scallop Borders, Snowflakes, Joy Scallop - Echo Park (Home for the Holidays Collection)
Cardstock - American Crafts, Georgia Pacific
Tag Shape Cut - Silhouette Store (#50939)
Ribbon & Gems - Stampin' Up
Jute Twine - Papertrey Ink
Clear wink of Stella on the Snowflakes

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Firefly Crafts - Fall Challenge

Hello & Happy Wednesday Everyone!
It's time for a Brand NEW Challenge over at

Today's Challenge is SUPER EASY!!
And I know ALL of you can create something wonderful for it!

These are the Rules for our Challenges:

1. You MUST use a Stamp or Die
(or some other main component of your project)

2. You MUST upload a photo of your creation
to the proper album on our Facebook Page before
Midnight EST. time August 30th

3. HAVE FUN!!!

We always have a Prize too!!!
 So, I would LOVE to see my crafty friends playing along with us -

The Challenge is on our
I hope you guys will join that group as well...

- here's what I created to Inspire you -

- As soon as I saw that Basket die... I knew I HAD to create
a fun fall basket with apples... Apples just go hand N hand with FALL!!!! I really love how this turned out... :)

- The basket looks like this once cut, inked & put together -

- It's a Great Basket Die... but I thought the handle was too
big for what I wanted so I did a little alteration -

- So, either way you make it, it turns out wonderful, the
weaving was super easy to do as well... I actually didn't use
any adhesive to hold it together... except for the 2 corner pieces
you see in the picture that are coming up at the top flap... That's it! :)

- I also wanted to show you the word die... I always put
adhesive backing on the back of my cardstock when cutting out
word dies.. it makes it so much more easier to have the adhesive already there then to add the adhesive after you cut out your word. In the photo you can see I cut it out 3 times, so I can layer them on top of each other to give the word more dimension - 

This is the double sided adhesive I use to cut out
my word dies... it can be used for anything really... I just mostly use it for my word dies....

I have it in the 2 1/2" wide & the 6" wide....

-- Info on my Card --

Cardstock - Stampin' Up, Georgia Pacific, Spectrum Noir Ultra
Designer Paper - Doodlebug (Happy Harvest & Fall Friends)
Woven Basket Die - Firefly Crafts
Thanks Die - Firefly Crafts (out of stock at the moment)
Stitched Card Mat Die - Firefly Crafts (out of stock at the moment)
Trendy Twine - Krafty Red
1 1/2" Stitched Square Mat die - Lawn Fawn
Stitched Banner Dies - Craftin Desert Divas
Stitched Apple Dies Lg. & Sm. - Jaded Blossom

-- Highlighted Products can be found here --

Woven Basket Die
Thanks Dies
Stitched Card Mat


Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Have a Crafty Day!


Monday, September 19, 2016

Autumn Wishes Bear....

Hello & Happy Monday Everyone!
Did you guys have a wonderful weekend?
I did some cleaning AND I'm trying to learn
how to SEW! YIKES!!! I've mentioned this
many times, when leaving comments & blog posts that
I CAN'T SEW! I never really learned how too... 
I see so many neat things being made by people who can sew... 
I'm always in AWE of their work!
AND... the sewing machine SCARES ME!!! ;)

Sooo, over the weekend, I tried my hand at it - Making
some Fall place mats - I promise I will share them
on here, probably this next week as I already have my post
for this week pre-scheduled! :) I figure, if they turned out alright
I will go place mat crazy and make different ones for all the
different holidays!!! YES! I'm that crazy! hahahaha

In the mean time, let me share a sweet Fall card -
I'm using a Digi image from KaDoodle Bug Designs

I actually had this little cutie colored last year, 
using my Spectrum Noir Markers - :)
He was just waiting patiently in my stash to get put on a card!

-- Products used on my card --

Cardstock - Stampin Up, Spectrum Noir Ultra, American Crafts
Designer Paper & Tag - Carta Bella (Autumn)
DS Halloween Bear - KBD
Spectrum Noir Markers
Dotted Circle Die - My Creative Time
Small Die Leaves inside my card - Lawn Fawn
Sentiment - Pink by Designs (No Longer in Business)
Jute Twine - Papertrey Ink
Yellow & Orange Crinkled Ribbon - 3 Girl Jam (No Longer in Business)
We R Memory Green Decorative Ribbon across the Tag
Leaf Stamp & Sequins - My Craft Spot (No Longer in Business)
Silhouette Machine
Assorted Inks - Stampin' Up
Glossy Accents to adhere the sequins

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Friday, September 16, 2016

Card Swap Christmas Tags!

Hey there Crafty Peeps!! It's FRIDAY!!! YAY
Love it when the weekend comes around again! :)
It just means more time for crafting! Or.. Maybe
hanging out with the Family! Nothing wrong with
either of those options I think! :)

I know I've told you before about my monthly card swap
group that I'm in.... It's a local group and there's only about
6 to 8 of us who are in it... We've lost a couple of people due
to work, moving, things like that... But every year along
with a card we have to make Christmas tags - usually for
the Oct. & Nov. swaps - Cards will end up being Christmas as well

So, today I thought I would share the set of tags I made for 
one of the monthly swaps...

How CUTE is this tag? I thought it turned out ADORABLE! :)

Here are the 6 that I made for the group - I think I should make more
just to put on Christmas gifts this year... :)

-- Products used on the tags --

Tag Die - Jaded Blossom (Treat Tag Dies)
Stamped Sentiment (To:) - Jaded Blossom (Christmas Poop)
Christmas Washi Tape - $ Store
Gingerbread Image PNC - Stinkin' Cute Designs
Ribbon - 3 Girl Jam (No Longer in Business)
Trendy Twine - Candy Cane
Sequins - My Craft Spot (No Longer in Business)
Cardstock - Stampin' Up, Georgia Pacific

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Have a FANTASTIC Weekend!!


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Thankful Stenciling...

Hello & Happy Wednesday Everyone!
I hope your week is going well so far!
Mine has been busy with work, shopping &
some crafting scheduled in! :)

Since, I'm in Full Blown FALL designs...
I thought I would share a CAS card I made
back in July... YUP.. you read that right JULY! LOL
I told you I work way ahead of the season usually...
I have a nice little stash of projects you haven't seen yet! :)

I really wanted to try my hand at Stenciling with my Distress Inks
and this is what I created... LOVE the Fall Colors! :)

-- Products used on this card --

Cardstock - Stampin' Up, Georgia Pacific
Stitched Card Mat Die - Die-namics (Blueprint #13)
Distress Inks - Wild Honey, Crushed Olive, Rusty Hinge
Stitched Leaf Dies - Jaded Blossom (Fall Dies)
Assorted Sequins - My Craft Spot (No Longer in Business)
Sentiment - Pink by Designs (No Longer in Business)
Versamark Ink
Hero Art White Embossing Powder
Heat Tool
Glossy Accents to attach the sequins
Honeycomb Stencil - Heidi Swapp

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Have a Wonderfully Crafty Day!!! :)


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Home Decor Ghostly BOO!

Hey there crafty Guys & Gals!
Today, I'm excited to share another one
of my Wooden Home Decor Projects...
This piece is another one I got from Joann's
Last year on Clearance... :)

I'm also using a couple of Super CUTE Halloween 
SVG Files from KaDoodle Bug Designs


Sooo... Here's what I created to decorate my house with --

This turned out soooo DANG CA-UUTE! I Simply LOOOVE it! :)

-- Now, let me give you the products that I used to make this --

Unfinished Wooden Pumpkin - Joann's (12 x 10 1/2)
Spray Paint - Rust-Oleum (Glossy Real Orange)
Krylon Matte Finish Spray
Black Soot Distress ink - Ranger
Cardstock - American Crafts, Georgia Pacific, Bo Bunny,
Silhouette Adhesive, Stampin' Up
Eyelashes, Spider Web Ribbon - $ Store
5mm Googly Eyes - Joann's
Small Stitched Leaves Die - Lawn Fawn
Pink Dry Chalk for the Cheeks - EK Success
Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen - for the extra details
1/2" Circle Punch - Stampin' Up (used it for the eyes in white)
"Boo & Spiders SVG - KBD (CC Peek-A-Boo Ghost)
Pumpkin Ghost SVG  - KBD (CC Pumpkin Ghost)
Hot Glue Gun, Dimensionals, ATG Gun, Zots Minuscule
Bow It All
Inks for shading - Stampin' Up (Creamy Caramel, Orchid Opulence,
Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Baja Breeze
Memories "WHITE" Dye Ink for the shading on the "BOO, Spiders, Eyes
5/8" Black Stampin' Up Ribbon to hang it on the wall

Let me know what you guys think in the comment section!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a FANTASTIC Day!! :)


Monday, September 12, 2016

Autumn Wall Art....

Hey there my favorite Crafty Peeps!
How was your weekend? Mine involved 
Crafting! I made a couple more wood pieces!
In fact... Today I'm gonna share a set of them with you -

I worked for Joann's last year during the holiday's
and they had these unfinished slated wood fall leaves
on clearance when I got them, plus my discount - :)
Well... basically I got them for a steal of a price! (Wink Wink)

So... I turned them into these pieces -

LOOVE this Beautiful Green Color!! & that 
Fabulous Sentiment!! :)

Oohhh.... I also LOOOOVE this beautiful 
Mustard Yellow & the Fabulous Sentiment as well! ;)

As you can tell.. I truly Love how both pieces came out...
So, now I'll tell ya the products I used to create them - ;)

Unfinished Wooden Slate Leaves - Joann Craft Store
Spray Paint - Rust-Oleum (Tuscan Sun & Gls Fern)
Krylon Matte Finish Spray
Sentiments - Silhouette Store (#47367 & 47279)
Cardstock - Stampin' Up & Silhouette Adhesive
Inks for Shading - Stampin' Up (Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, 
Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry)
Vinyl - Glossy Brown (Amazon) & Matte Beige (Provo Craft)
Twine - My Mind's Eye
Burlap Ribbon - Walmart Brand
Yellow Gold Tulle - Joann Craft Store
Small Stitched Die Leaves - Lawn Fawn
Puffy Sunflowers - Oriental Trading
Hot Glue Gun
Bow It All

I hope you like them as much as I do... They look wonderful
on my walls in the living room! :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a Fabulous Day!!! :)