4.26.2015

My Favorite Things: New Design Team Announcement!

As you know, I am on the MFT Challenge & Inspiration Design Team. I am loving it so much! Today, there are some additions and announcements over on the MFT Blog you will want to be sure to check out. You will see some familiar and new faces!

In celebration of the MFT DT announcement, I made a card to well, celebrate!
All products are My Favorite Things. Gold, red and teal, what's not to like? Have a fabulous day, everyone!

4.23.2015

MFT Color Challenge 20

Howdy, friends! Today it's time for another fun MFT Color Challenge! This one was a tricky one for me.
I don't do purples too often, but it was fun to play. Here is a sneak of my card. You can find all the cards on the MFT Challenge Blog. Can't wait to see what you make!

4.22.2015

MFT Sketch 225

Is LIVE, friends! It's time for another Sketch Challenge on the MFT Card Challenges Blog. Yippee!

Here is a sneak of the card I made. You can find the full card over there as well as all the details to enter the challenge yourself.
So what are you waiting for? Get creating!

4.20.2015

MFT Challenge + Page Maps

Check it! Another bonus sketch to play along with on the MFT Card Challenges Blog! We are teaming up with Page Maps again to do a bonus sketch. Sweet! Here is a sneak of my card you can find on the MFT Challenge Blog.
Come play with us, will you?

4.18.2015

Flamingos and Pineapples: Reverse Confetti

So I purchased a few Reverse Confetti goodies and I couldn't wait to play with them! I've been lusting over these chevies for quite some time as well as these flamingos. I wanted to make a bright, summer birthday card for a super special friend and she is ALL about bright and also loves flamingos. Perfect!
Reverse Confetti Products:
Triple Chevies Confetti Cuts
Pineapples Aplenty Confetti Cuts
Straight Stripes Pretty Panels Confetti Cuts
Fabulous Flamingo Confetti Cuts
Fabulous Flamingo Stamp Set
Pineapples Aplenty Stamp Set

Thanks for stopping by today! 






4.16.2015

MFT Shakers Gonna Shake: Word Dies

Hey, hey crafters! I am super excited to share another shaker card I made for My Favorite Things Shaker Card Week.
Today's theme is word dies! Oh so fun. You can really take any word die you may have in your stash and use the negative die to create a shaker behind it. Really makes that word stand out.
For my card, I used the fun Die-namics Happy die as the main focal image on my card. I lined up where I wanted the die to be cut and used the negative piece of cardstock. From there, I adhered acetate to the back and lots of foam tape. Notice the beads only go between the H and Y because there was no where to hide the foam tape to the left and right of the word. I then filled my space with some fun seed beads you can pick up at any craft store. Just a little something different than sequins!

From there, I used a sentiment from Totally Happy and finished off the card with a pretty Die-namics Rainbow to incorporate the seed beads in my shaker.

4.15.2015

MFT Sketch 224

It's time for another MFT Sketch over on the Card Challenges blog! Today, we have a really fun sketch that I quite enjoyed. I went messy this week, it's a super hard thing to "get" but I tried my best and I really enjoyed it! Maybe I will try my hand at collage type cards more now.

Here's a sneak of my card. You can find the whole thing over on the MFT Challenge Blog.
Hope you can play along this week!

4.14.2015

Ink Smooshing {Ellen Essentials + Lawn Fawn}

Howdy, friends! I hope you all are having a terrific Tuesday evening. I barely survived my mommy day. HA. Just a rough one, you know what I mean? But tomorrow is a new day and I did get to create this card today, which makes me super happy. This technique officially named Ink Smooshing by the talented (and hilarious) Laura Bassen is so fun, I had to give it a try.


MFT Shakers Gonna Shake

Uh, can we say FUN? Shaker cards are all the rage right now and they are so fun to make and give! All week long, My Favorite Things is celebrating all kinds of shaker cards and I'm joining in on the fun today.

Today, we are showcasing flat shakers. Oooo, tricky! You can use all kinds of things for flat shaker cards, but I used acetate and hand stitching on my card. The Stitchable Heart STAX is absolutely perfect for flat shaker cards and automatically die cuts your holes. It really takes no time at all and this flattened technique makes it easier to send through the mail. The sequins shake juuuust fine, too.
Isn't this hello word die just the sweetest? It's from Happy Hellos (I use this set SO often.) Thanks for checking out my shaker card today!

4.09.2015

MFT Color Challenge 19

Hi again, friends! Posting a sneak today of my card I created over at the MFT Card Challenges Blog - because it's time for another Color Challenge!
Ohhhh how I adore this rose with these leaves....and the new sentiment set ::swoon::

Here is the color combo this week, isn't it gorgeous?! Come play!


4.08.2015

MFT Sketch 223

Hey, hey! Today is a brand new week for a brand new sketch over on the MFT Card Challenges Blog! WOOT! Be sure to play along. Here is a sneak of my card I created just for this sketch. And yes, of course my superhero had to have RED HAIR!
Hope you can play along with us!

Reverse Confetti April Blog Hop

So excited to be sharing a card today for the Reverse Confetti Blog Hop for the April Release! It's live in the store right now and so super cute, you will be needing some of these goodies, so go!
This lion is adorable, don't you think? ACK! The stamped sentiment in the shaker box says Always Dream Big. And that shaker box? So super simple with the shaker dies that are new! I am LOVING all of the products this month!

Here are all the new products I used for this card:
Your next stop on the hop is Sarah!

4.06.2015

Countdown to Confetti: Color Me Happy

Hola! I'm back today with another sneak post of a new product coming out April 8 from Reverse Confetti, Color Me Happy. I used the coordinating die for this set, and I am totally in love with this font! I also used an awesome new die called geometric background.

Be sure to leave comments on the blogs for you chance to win PRIZES! Check out the Reverse Confetti blog for all the details.

4.05.2015

Countdown to Confetti: Pineapples Aplenty

Hi guys! I'm back today as the Guest Designer for Reverse Confetti in a surprise April release! So pumped to be a part, because this month's release is so amazing! Today, I am showing you a sneak of the stamp and die set Pineapples Aplenty. Pineapples are all the rage right now in paper crafting, especially with summer just around the corner. Doesn't this make you want to hop on a plane to a tropical destination? ahhhhh, relaxation...


Be sure to leave comments on the blogs for you chance to win PRIZES! Check out the Reverse Confetti blog for all the details.

4.02.2015

Light It Up Blue Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Light It Up Blue For Autism Awareness Blog Hop!
Today is World Autism Awareness Day. My dear crafty friend Veronica has organized this hop and I am so excited to be a part. Her son has Autism and I am in awe of her mommy skills and just super proud to call her a friend. She is an amazing woman and while I haven't met her son yet, I'm sure he is amazing too! We have so many fantastic sponsors that have shown their support for Autism Awareness and you can see the complete list here. If you would like a chance to win a prize from one of these fabulous companies leave a comment on this blog, and any of the other blogs participating in today's hop! Winners will be chosen at random and will be announced on Monday April 6.

Here is my card!
I love her! All stamps and dies are from Mama Elephant. Thanks for stopping by today! xo