12.19.2011

You Are My Favorite Card

Happy Monday friends! Just a quick card post today. I wanted to play with a new Unity Stamp Company set and my new Sew Easy. I have been desperate to make a card using the Sew Easy and The Twinery twine to see how they would work together. Turned out pretty nicely. I might be doing a video soon with a few tricks to make it easier, though.

Have a great day - only 6 days until Christmas!

12.17.2011

Emily's Back to the 80's Birthday Blog Hop

What's up dudes? It's Erin here. Let's all dig out our legwarmers, side ponytails, hair crimpers and bangles and take a trip back to the 80s! I loved the 80s. Actually, I was born in 1980. So you could definitely say I was an 80s girl.

When I was brainstorming this project, I remembered one of my favorite things about the 80s - Michael Jackson. He was (and is still) a HUGE pop icon and transformed music with hits such as Thriller, Beat It and Don't Stop Til You Get Enough. Classics!
I decided to go with a mixed media canvas. I found this image online and used the trace feature on my Cameo to create a silhouette cut out of MJ himself. I did a LOT of paint splattering with crazy bright colors and lots of little trinkets. My favorite is the truly vintage Cabbage Patch Kids puffy sticker pulled from a VERY old collection. So much fun! This one might even go up in my craft room. All stamps used are from Unity Stamp Company, including the Embrace Your Funky Self sentiment. I think it fits perfectly. I went over everything with sparkle Mod Podge, of course!
For this hop, I'm giving away a Unity Stamp Company itty bitty! I love my itty bittys. This one happens to be one of my favorites - so I thought I would share one with one of my followers who comments on this post :)
So turn up the Michael Jackson music, moonwalk around and then hop on over to the next stop on the blog hop the talented Miss Sarah (aka Pink Cricut). Have fun! If you get lost, just start at Emily's Blog. Happy Birthday Emily!

12.15.2011

Holiday Gift Bag & Tag

Good morning friends! It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood. Christmas is ONLY 10 days away! Can you believe it? I can't wait! I put together a gift last night for my daughter's teacher. I included a gift card, so I used Emma's gift card die to create a holder just for that :)
I added some other goodies along with the gift card and made this bag out of a plain ole kraft gift bag I picked up at Target. I jazzed it up with Unity Stamps, of course! The tag is from a previous project.
Here are all the products I used for these two projects:


12.12.2011

Yes, Another Tag

So Friday, I forgot to post the winner of the Peachy Keen Faces! Sorry about that. I got a bit sidetracked when I received an email from Paper Crafts Magazine stating TWO of my cards were chosen for a publication! I *may* have done a happy dance or two that day ;)

Random.org chose....
Linda Harris! Congratulations! Please send me an email at erinleecreative@gmail.com so I can ship you out these fun faces.

Today, I'm posting yet ANOTHER holiday tag. This will probably be one of my last for the season since all my presents are wrapped up and under the tree! I am entering this one into the Unity Stamp Co Kit of the Month Challenge. Fun fun!

12.09.2011

Peachy Keen Stamp LFIF Challenge 29: Fabric Scraps

Happy Friday friends! As sad as I am to say, this is one of my last Design Team posts for Peachy Keen Stamps. WAHHHHH. BUT - when one door closes, one will open. I'm really looking forward to seeing a FRESH, new team for Peachy Keen Stamps (it could be you...just sayin) so be sure to get your application in. I can't wait to see what's next for me in the crafting world ;) I just want to thank Kathy and Angelica for EVERYTHING they have done for me as a design team member. I love those two ladies like they are my own family. Heck, they ARE my family <3

This week, the challenge is to use fabric! I love incorporating fabric into my paper art projects. It's a great texture combination, whether it be flowers, trim or strips. This week, I created a holiday wreath for my daughter's room. It's made out of scrap fabric, ribbon, a styrofoam wreath and of COURSE some Peachy ornaments.



12.08.2011

Tim Holtz Tag #1

Hey friends! I've been a little MIA recently...it's because I've been spending some quality time with Tim Holtz. HAHA yeah right! But really, I'm doing his tags this year. Each year, he does 12 Tags of Christmas and they are always SO amazing and inspiring. You see his tags and say WOW, that is beautiful! The detail that goes into his tags are insane. And it really makes for a super messy craft space.

Here is Tim's Tag 1.
Here is my take on Tag 1.
Quite a bit different, but that's ok - it's mine! I found the Noel in the Silhouette library and cut that with my brand spankin new Cameo on red glitter paper. I also just LOVE this new Pinecone die! You can create beautiful roses from it too. Who knew?
Maybe I will do a video tutorial soon on them. I'll be back soon with Tag #2!
Here's the rest of my supply list:



12.04.2011

Baby it's cold outside!

Ok, not really since I live in Dallas. It's probably actually still 40 degrees outside. But that's cold to me! It's rainy and dreary and dark. Yesterday was my birthday, and I had a great day. I got a Cameo! WOOT. It's sitting here staring at me on my table.

Anyway, to celebrate my birthday with my lovely blog friends, I'm giving away something you might be interested in. Since it's so cold outside....I'm giving away.....
Peachy Keen Stamps Winter Face Assortment Set! This set is so cute. Funny, when I went to find the image of the stamp set on the PKS site, I found my project I made a longggggggg time ago, but still one of my favorites. I used this stamp set for the Gingerbread's face.
So many great memories designing for Peachy Keen Stamps. Speaking of that, did you hear they are having an OPEN DESIGN TEAM CALL? Yep, it's true. I know MANY crafters have dreamed of being on their design team, so now is your chance. You can do this. Please please please don't say "I'll never get chosen." Cause how do you know? You don't. So give it a try! It's a great challenge. You all know how I advocate challenging yourself. You can find all the details on their blog HERE

So back to the giveaway.....just a leave me a comment on this post telling me your favorite thing about DECEMBER (other than my birthday of course) and I will pick a random winner next Friday, December 9. 

I made a little tag yesterday in front of the fire with lots of Tim Holtz Distress Ink and Unity Stamp love.
Just to add to my little stash. I love embossing that reindeer, it looks soooooo pretty in real life.

Have a great day!
Lots of love.