Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Wooden Snow!

Hello & Happy Wednesday Everyone!
I hope your week is going well so far! :)
Today, I thought I would show you a 
CUTE Wooden Home Decor Project.

I had realized as I was
putting up my holiday decorations that I didn't have as much
Christmas stuff as I use to have - So, I thought now
would be a good time to start adding to my Christmas Decoration Stash!

I've never made a Pom Pom out of Twine Before -
So I had to watch a couple of You Tube Videos in order
to add them to my project - and I gotta say.... I really like the
way they add some Character to my word! :)

-- Products used on my Home Decor Piece --

Plain "Snow" Wooden Letters - Make it Christmas (Hobby Lobby)
Designer Paper - Doodlebug Designs (Frosty Friends)
Acrylic Paints - (Apple Barrel) - Pure Silver & White
(Folkart) - Plum, Blue Pearl
Bells - Oriental Trading
Glitter Enamel Dots - Doodlebug (Lily White, Blue Jean, Lilac)
Twine - DoodleBug (Grey, Lilac)
Snowflake Die - Gina Marie Designs
Big Shot Machine

I'm entering the following Challenges:

Little Scrap Pieces - Show it off Saturday
Jo's Scrap Shack - Cut it Up Challenge (use your punches or dies)
(I used a Gina Marie Snowflake die with my Big Shot)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a FANTASTIC day!!


Monday, November 28, 2016

Beginning to look like Christmas.....

Hello & Happy Monday Everyone!
I'm back! My son left yesterday - (inserting Sad face)
 We had a wonderful family 
weekend together and now I'm back to my normal
routine (Or at least I hope so) - :)
I tried to leave comments yesterday
for ALL of you... I couldn't leave a comment on each
post - but I did look through your amazing projects! :)
I probably won't leave a comment on FB for ya - as that's
a lot of backpeddling to do - So I will start fresh now! :)

Thought I would share a family photo we took on Friday -

My Marine is in the center - Oldest on one end, 
youngest on the other end - I'm so proud of my Handsome boys!
We did Thanksgiving on Thursday & Christmas on Friday
and I gotta say I'm pooped! :) But well worth all my efforts!

Now I should skate through the holiday season without worry
since I've gotten all my Christmas Cards done and mailed out!
Almost all gift are wrapped and under the tree - 
I don't think I've EVER been this organized for Christmas before!

Maybe he should visit every Thanksgiving to keep me in line! HAHA
Oh, How I wish that could happen! :)

Anyway - I thought I would share a Holiday card with you today
if your up to it! :)

I'm using a SWEET KaDoodle Bug Designs

SVG file called: CK Santa's Little Helpers

Aren't those mice Adorable??

I just think the tiny mouse tail sticking out is so cute! :)
I added assorted Wink of Stella Glitter pens, to make the card Sparkle

-- Products used on this card --

Cardstock - Stampin' Up, Bazzill, Bo Bunny, Georgia Pacific, Doodlebug
Designer Paper - Echo Park (Tis the Season)
Tiny Stars & Snowflake Circle - Echo Park (Tis the Season Embellishments)
Green, Red, Yellow, & Clear wink of Stella Pens
Sketch - Merry Mondays #62
Sentiment - Scrappy Moms Stamps (No Longer in Business)
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Misti Tool, Silhouette Machine
Adhesives - Atg Gun, ThermOweb, Scotch
Lg. Stitched Card Mat Die - My Favorite Things
Small Stitched Card Mat Die - My Creative Time

Thanks so much for popping in today!
Have a Wonderful Monday!! :)


Monday, November 21, 2016

Exhausting Weekend & a Winner!!!

Hello & Happy Monday Everyone!!!
My Marine is HOME!!! YAY - 
It has been a Wonderful and yet exhausting Weekend!
We had to travel to Vegas to pick him up (left at 4 am) and then I had to
Hurry home so I could still go to work :) (returned by 4 pm that afternoon)
and then the next morning we traveled to the grandparents house
to surprise them - (4 am again) - 6 long hrs in the car just to get to their house - only to be back late Sunday night cuz I gotta be at work today! :)
It was so worth it and boy was I tired when we got back! :)
Now we get to celebrate Thanksgiving & Christmas this week
before he heads off to his next destination!

I want to THANK all my awesome blogging friends who have left me comments! I did read them ALL!! :) Even all the ones from the
blog hop on Saturday! :)

I tried to leave some comments for some of you - and others I will get to you... :) I was just too POOPED! :) This week will be just as busy and I look forward to coming back to my craft room after Thanksgiving is over.. 

I do have a WINNER to announce from Saturday's Fall Blog Hop

I used and #56 came up --

So... Congratulations - Busy Bucharoo!!!

You've won the Die & Card! PLEASE send me your Address
so I can get this out to you right away!! My e-mail address is at the top of my blog under my picture! -

Thanks Again to ALL my amazing followers! You all ROCK!
And I will be having another give away soon!

I hope you ALL have a FABULOUS Thanksgiving!!!


Saturday, November 19, 2016

Thankful for Fall Blog Hop....

Welcome to the Thankful for Fall Blog Hop!

This hop is all about the beauty of Fall and being thankful for what we do have. Enjoy the creativity, get inspired, share some crafty love, and then randomly thank some one. 

There are nine stops and you won't want to miss any of them! If you are here from Migdalia's blog then you are in the right place. If you just happened onto my blog today and would like to join us, then start at Carson's CreationsGeorgiana's blog. There is also a complete line-up at the end of this post just in case you need it. 

What would a hop be without Blog Candy?!?! Since each of use are thankful for our crafty friends, each blog has a bit of candy that needs to be won. Thank goodness for candy!

And Here's How:
Be sure to be a FOLLOWER and COMMENT on each blog.
If you are a follower, your comment could be randomly drawn to win some fantastic prizes! Read each blog post carefully to see what is being offered at each stop along the way! 

Here are my projects:

Clearly... I could NOT just make 1 Fall project! LOL
So I started with this adorable Wooden Sign I made -
Got the plain wooden sign from Walmart for $1.97
Then painted it - added the pretty Fall papers from Echo park -
Then added the assorted Vinyl sayings and spruced it up with some 
sweet Fall embellishments! :) It turned out AWESOME I think! :)

Okay.... it would not be a hop without me making at least 1 card! Right?
So... I made this sweet Fall card, using the same Fall Echo Park paper
and a FANTASTIC (Thankful) Word die by Gina Marie - I cut the word out 3 x's for added Dimension and popped up the small flower along with
adding some clear wink of Stella glitter

This is the prize being offered on my page:

I'm giving away this Fantastic (THANKFUL) Die

I just so happen to have an extra one for some lucky follower! YAY
Along with the card I made for the hop - :)

Remember to win, you need to be a follower of my blog and leave a comment!
You have until Sunday night, November 20th at 8:00 pm EST to hop along with us! All winners will be announced on Monday, November 21st on each individual blog. The winners will also be posted on Carson's Creation Facebook page after all the winner's posts go live on each blog.

Here's the complete hop line-up in case you need to start at the beginning! Enjoy!

Thank you for hopping along with us today! Your next stop is Amy O.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Fun Fall Decor...

Hello & Happy Thursday Everyone!!
I thought today I would Switch Gears
since this SATURDAY we are having a 

Make sure you come check it out! There will be
some AWESOME Giveaways!! YAY!

So, today's project is going to be a FUN FALL Wooden Project
I created to Display on my shelf!

EEK!!! It's Double Sided!!! How Cool is that? I LOVE this!!! :)

Okay... to start out... I'm using a Bunch of the NEW Doodlebug Designs SVG files in the Silhouette Store - If you don't have a Silhouette --- No Worries you can get the SVG files Right Here - The Designs and Paper are from the Flea Market Collection

I thought making it double sided would be more fun and depending on the mood I might be in at the moment I could flip it around and still have a super cute & sweet home decor piece! :)

-- Here are ALL the Products I Used --

Designer Paper - Doodlebug (Flea Market) & (Fall Friends)
SVG Flea Market Cuts - Fox - Silhouette Store (#154609),
Jar of Hearts - Silhouette Store (#154642)
Leaves - Silhouette Store (#154597)
Pumpkins, Acorn - Silhouette Store (#154600)
Apple - Silhouette Store (#154630)
Twine - Doodlebug (Limeade, Bon Bon, Bumblebee)
Glitter Enamel Dots - Doodlebug (Bon Bon, Limeade, Bumblebee, Tangerine)
Plain Wooden Blocks 3x4 - Foundation Decor
Acrylic Paints - Apple Barrel (Spiced Carrot, Tuscan Teal, Palm Leaf)
Americana (Golden Straw
Peachy Keen Face Stamp - The Cornies Face Assortment
Clear Wink of Stella Pen
Signo White Gel Pen
Assorted SU Ink Pads for Shading
Scallop Stitched Die Cut - I created in my Silhouette Program
"Fall" Font - Silhouette Store (Chunky Monkey) #103774

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


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Papa Reindeer...

Hello & Happy Wednesday Everyone!
I hope your week is going well so far...
I only have a couple of days left before I head
  to Vegas to pick up my son! YAY!
All week my posts are Pre-Schedule because
of all the running around I'm trying to do
before his arrival... I won't have time to leave you
any blogging love either - at least not until after Thanksgiving -

I know you all understand why that is... and I appreciate
all the support you've shown me! :) Crafting Friends are
ALWAYS the BEST! Big HUGS!!! :)

Any who.... Today I've got a SWEET Christmas card
using Here Comes Santa Claus SVG Collection and
Paper Collection from DoodleBug Designs

This is the Papa Reindeer and I used some Clear Wink of Stella on his, collar & bells.. I also used it on the snowflake embossing in the circle behind him ... The Sentiment is from the DB Paper Collection - I just cut it out and placed it on dimensionals to pop up. Added a little Twine Bow and some sequins - 

-- Products used on my card --

Cardstock - Stampin' Up, Georgia Pacific, Doodlebug, Bazzill
Designer Paper - DoodleBug Designs (Here Comes Santa Claus)
Papa Reindeer SVG - Silhouette Store (#155782)
DoodleBug Christmas Twine
DoodleBug Sequins - Rainbow Pack
Provo Craft Embossing Folder (Lg. Snowflakes)
Wink of Stella Pens - Clear, White, Yellow
Stitched Card Mat & Circle Die - My Favorite Things
Signo White Gel Pen for Doodling
Silhouette Machine, Big Shot

Thanks for stopping by!!
Have a Fantastic Day!!!


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

More Holiday Tags....

Hello & Happy Tuesday Everyone!
I'm back with some more Holiday Tag's to show you--
Doodlebug Designs has SVG files now... which I'm THRILLED with!!
 Now, all I need them to do is have Digital Paper and I would be set!! :)
Until then... I'm happy to cut out their adorable images--

--So, here's what I created with their files --

Okay.. so NOT ALL the files are SVG files... I used their papers &
adorable stickers too! hahaha

The Reindeer is an SVG file and I thought she turned out adorable!
I'm using the Doodlebug Washi tape on that tag along with the Christmas Twine - The other tag has the Santa Sticker from the (Here Comes Santa Claus) Collection. The Sentiment was cut from the DB paper and used some more of that Christmas twine - Both tags have Sequins from the (Rainbow Sequins Pack)

The 1st Tag has a Tree Sticker and the sentiment was cut out of the (Here Comes Santa) paper along with that little Santa square, more sequins and twine - The 2nd tag is the DB Santa from the Sil. Store and I used Washi Tape on that tag as well as sequins & Twine -

-- Products Used on these Tags --

Designer Paper - DoodleBug Designs (Here Comes Santa Claus)
Sticker Elements - DoodleBug (Here Comes Santa Claus)
Mama Reindeer SVG - Silhouette Store (#155785)
Santa Standing SVG - Silhouette Store (#155776)
Washi Tape Assortment - DoodleBug (Here Comes Santa Collection, Lady Bug Swiss Dot)
Red, Green, White, Silver Sequins - DoodleBug (Rainbow Sequins)
DoodleBug Christmas Twine
Stitched Tag Die Set - Jaded Blossom
To: & From: Sentiment on backside of tags - Jaded Blossom
White Crinkled Ribbon - 3 Girl Jam (No Longer in Business)
Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen
Cardstock - Stampin' Up, Georgia Pacific, Bo Bunny, Bazzill
Signo White Gel Pen for doodling
Big Shot, Misti Tool, Silhouette Machine

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Monday, November 14, 2016

Jolly Tags...

Hello & Happy Monday Everyone!
Did you enjoy your weekend? I honestly
think the weekend seems to fly by faster than
it should! Or, Maybe it's just me? Eh? :)

Today, I wanted to share some FUN Christmas Tags
I created over the weekend! I think I'm gonna give them
as a gift to someone... Not sure yet... :) 

I'm using one of the newest KaDoodle Bug Designs Files

Now, as soon as I saw the images - I thought...
TAGS! They can totally be used as Shaped tags too!
That was my second thought, after I created my tags!
Or.... Even some adorable Shaped Cards!! Ohhh
the many thoughts I have with these!! :)

-- Here's what I made --

Aren't these super cute???? Love how they turned out...

You can see the sparkle I added... :) LOVE me some WINK OF STELLA!!! LOL

I think the reindeer is super sweet along with that adorable bear! And YES.. I Did use up some more Washi Tape!

-- Products used on my tags --

Cardstock - Coredinations, Bo Bunny, Georgia Pacific, Bazzill
Washi Tape - 2 Recollections 9pk assortments (found @Michael's)
Jolly Christmas Faces SVG's - KaDoodle Bug Designs
Red & Green Crinkled Ribbon - 3 Girl Jam (No Longer in Business)
Candy Cane Trendy Twine
Tag Cut - Silhouette Store (#6583) Tag Nesting Set 5 (altered Slightly)
Wink of Stella Glitter Pens - Red, Green, White, & Clear
Sequins, (To: & From:) Stamps on backside of tags - My Craft Spot (No Longer in Business)
Y&C Gel Xtreme White Pen for Doodling
Adhesives - Glossy Accents, ThermOweb, Dimensionals
Misti Tool, Silhouette Machine

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Friday, November 11, 2016

Shades of purple...

Hello & Happy Friday Everyone!
YAY! The Weekend came back around again!
Do you have BIG plans for this weekend?
Me? Well... I'm still in planning mode....
My son will be home in 1 week! (EEK!) I'm soooo Excited!
So, I'll probably be wrapping some gifts, getting my
grocery shopping done, and a few other things.. :)
I'm sure this next week will fly by so fast... I can't wait! :)

In the mean time... I thought I would share another
quick Birthday card with you... I'm low on Birthday cards so
 it's been a nice change from all the holiday cards I've been making!

My Mother said I don't make enough PURPLE cards! LOL
I Love the color purple... don't get me wrong... it's just not my "GO TO" color of choice... :) Sooo... I thought I would make a card using
several shades of purple! :) - Hope it's enough purple! hahahaha

-- Products used on my card --

Cardstock - Canson Water Color, Stampin' Up, Bazzill
Recollections Lasercut Paper Pad - Ravenshead Manor
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Victorian Velvet, Shaded Lilac, Seedless Preserves, Wilted Violet
Ranger Round Brush
Tim Holtz Spray Stain - Brushed Pewter
Frost Shimmer Spritz
Silvermoon Dust Glitter Nuvo Drops
Fern Dies - Gina Marie
Stitched Card Mat Die - My Favorite Things
Doily Die - My Creative Time (Bunch of Stitched Doily Dies)
"Birthday" Word Die - Tim Holtz (Celebrate Set)
"Wishes" Stamped Sentiment - My Creative Time
White Embossing Powder, Heat tool, Versamark Ink
Misti Tool, Sizzix Big Shot
Fun Foam For Dimension, ATG Gun, Elizabeth Crafts Adhesive

Thank so much for stopping by!


Thursday, November 10, 2016

Just letting everyone know -
Next week, we're having a FUN
FALL Blog hop! Make sure to save the date -
Lots of FUN Giveaways!!!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Last Card Swap Card of 2016!!!

Hello & Happy Wednesday Crafty Peeps!
Today, is my Card Swap Exchange, so I thought I 
would share my last Card Swap Card for 2016! 

The Theme is (Christmas) & we used Sketch #168 
from Mojo Monday! We also had to make
a Christmas tag, but I've shown you the tag HERE!!!

I'm using Digital Designer Paper from Echo Park (I Love Christmas)
The Tag & Holly image I added to the tag are from the same Digi kit -
The Round green/white Snowflake Circle & Poinsettia flower that's inside my card are from the Echo Park (Home for the Holidays) Digi collection

I added red Crinkled Ribbon & Trendy Twine Christmas Twine - adhering them with some Glossy Accents - I also added Clear Wink of Stella to the Holly & berries on the front of my card, then added it to the poinsettia inside my card - just to give it a little extra sparkle!

Cardstock - Bazzill, Stampin' Up, Georgia Pacific
Stitched Card Mat Die - My Favorite Things
Sizzix Big Shot, Silhouette Machine
Ink for Shading - Stampin' Up


I'm Entering the Following Challenges:

Little Scrap Pieces - Show it off Saturday
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!