31 December 2015

Season's Givings Blog Hop & Blog Anniversary
Over $200 in prizes!


HAPPY NEW YEAR! A new year is the promise to all of what you've been wishing for or to just continue to enjoy the simple pleasures in life that make all of our effort and hard work be worthwhile. I wish you all the best as this new year begins! Open your heart to all the possibilities and have faith... Endure and you will succeed!

Today I have 2 awesome reasons to celebrate! First, I'm excited to be joining the Season's Givings Blog Hop! And also, this month I celebrate my blog anniversary! So I decided to fuse both giveaways and create a massive blog candy with the help of some wonderful friends in the industry!

One lucky winner will receive a heavenly collection of crafty goodies! International followers are welcome to participate! Here is what YOU could win:


My complete stamp collection (a total of 13 stamp kits!)
kindly sponsored by Unity Stamp Co.
A Memory Box or Poppystamps die 
of your choice from StarlitStudio!


A $20 gift certificate 

A stamp set of your choice

A $12 gift certificate
An online class of your choice

A $12 gift certificate
to A Day for Daisies stamps!

For a chance to win please subscribe to my blog and social media as follows:
1. Subscribe by email to my blog (find form on sidebar under "get the newsletter") & confirm subscription email. Leave a comment below letting me know you did.

For more chances to win:
2. Follow me on Instagram (here). 
3. Follow me on Pinterest (here). 
4. Subscribe to my YouTube channel (here). 
5. Follow me on Twitter (here). 
6. Follow me on Facebook (here)

That is a total of 6 opportunities to win! Winners will be picked randomly and announced in two weeks.

I can't finish off today's post without sharing not mine but your favorite cards & tutorials of 2015.
THANK YOU for all the support and love! For details make sure to click on any of the thumbnails.



Your next stop is Michelle Woerner! Thank you for taking a moment to stop by! I hope you like this year's giveaways which were planned with lots of love for you! Have a creative and blessed year...May your wishes and goals come true!

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Daniela Dobson
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Lori Craig
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Lisa Henke
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Margie Higuchi
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Lee Murphy
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Maria Levine
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Keri Sereika
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Asia King
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Jennifer Ingle
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Yvonne Van de Grijp
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Beth Pingry
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Erica Houghton
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Mary-Ann Maldonado
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Piali Biswas
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Ashley Newell
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Nicole Maki
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Julee Tilman
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Leigh Penner
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Christina Griffiths
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Lindsay Amrhein
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Laura Williams
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Debbie Seyer
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Christine Emberson
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Kerry Urbatch
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Linda Lucas
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Giovana Smith
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Stacey Schafer
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Lee Ann Barrett
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Ruby Naz
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Julie Dinn
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Jill Hawkins
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Christiana Reulling
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Jodi Collins
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Coralynn Murray
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Jillian Vance
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Misti Oblander
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27 December 2015

-Glittered Vellum Poinsettias-
Encouragement Cards for the Holidays & the New Year

The new year is upon us and I thought I'd share an inspirational card with you. I decided to use an encouragement sentiment instead of the usual "happy new year" message on today's card. (I think this could also be great for the Holidays in general.)

White and gold continue to be my favorite colors of the season, but this time I also added golden brown!




I love Spellbinders dies and the way you can coordinate different sets to layer a card! Here I used around 5 different die sets to layer the background, but the dies coordinate so well together they look like they belong to the same set!

Matte gold paper, golden brown, sand beige and off white cardstock... I love how the color combo ended up looking! The gold glittered poinsettias were stamped and heat embossed on 50 pound weight vellum and cut using coordinating dies. I love this glitter embossing powder and I know I will be getting it in silver in the future (love the sparkle)!

The encouraging sentiment is from CAS-ual Fridays, it has a fabulous font that goes nicely with the card design. To finish off my card I added pearls, rhinestones, crinkle ribbon and some deco foil branches.

Here's another card and tutorial 
using a different technique on glittered vellum 
that you might want to check out! 

I hope you have a fun New Year's Eve surrounded by family and friends! Remember to mark your calendars and stop by the blog on January 1st. for an exciting giveaway (over $200 in prizes)! Thanks for stopping by!

Sharing with: Card Mania - Christmas, Mod Squad Challenge - AG, Craft-Dee Bowz - AG, Paper Girls - Celebrate, 2 Creative Chicks - AG, Word Art Wednesday - AG, Glitter 'n Sparkle - Glittery Sparkly Christmas, That's Crafty - Season's Greetings, SSS Wednesday - Make it Sparkle / Let's Craft & Create - Christmas


16 December 2015

Frilly & Shabby Chic Christmas Tag + Tutorial

After I made my vintage inspired Christmas tag (find it here), I thought I also needed to make a delicate one, using softer colors and lots of layers. Today I have a tutorial to give you even more ideas on how to create some extra special tags this season.



Find a complete tutorial on this new Christmas tag HERE. Leave me a comment below to let me know if you enjoyed it. I'll be back with more ideas, tutorials and inspiration for the Holidays soon. Thanks for visiting!

Sharing with: Card Mania - Christmas / Let's Craft & Create - Christmas / Poppystamps - Tempting Tags

15 December 2015

Vintage Christmas Tag + Tutorial

There are always a few gifts to which you dedicate a little more time and effort... Perhaps not all tags will be personalized but some you might want to make with extra special thought. Here is a nice tutorial to help you create a layered and detailed vintage Christmas tag for that special someone.




I have a complete tutorial for you! Click HERE to view it. Leave me a comment below letting me know if you enjoyed it!

Thanks so much for visiting today. I will be back with more tutorials and ideas soon.

Sharing with: Docerela - Color Challenge / Let's Craft & Create - Christmas / Poppystamps - Tempting Tags

11 December 2015

Cute Fruit and Thanks
-Fun Tutorials with Paper Smooches-

Don't you smile every time you see a project using cute images? I do! I couldn't resist playing with these sweet, sweet images from Paper Smooches recently and just had to share with you what I came up with using them.

Today I have 2 projects and tutorials to share with you. They were also created for my Fun Friday edition on social media.

First I made a card that features a fun multicolor stamping technique and a bunch of cute fruit in bright neon colors. Check out the tutorial HERE.

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I also made a sweet Thanks card using die cuts and pear images! 
Find the tutorial HERE.


These were so fun to create and I know they will make someone happy soon. The tutorial guides are easy to follow so I hope you are inspired to create these projects too! You can find more ideas using today's stamps and die on Paper Smooches blog.

I hope you enjoyed today's projects and tutorials! A complete list of supplies is included in my tutorials here. Remember to like my tutorial guides by clicking on the little heart on each of their covers, which will let me know that you enjoyed them! 

Thanks for stopping by today.
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26 November 2015

Distressed Foil Christmas Cards
- Tutorials using Deco Foil -

Early this year I discover the beauty that is metallic foiling. Projects seem to come to life when a foil detailed is added and they just look stunning and elegant! Today I have to show you not one but two different projects and tutorials using Thermoweb's iCraft Deco Foil Transfer Sheets and adhesives, featuring a technique I came up with to create a distressed look on your cards.

For my first card, I foil distressed poinsettias. I also went ahead and worked with foil on foam die cuts. Learn how I made this colorful clean and layered card here.



For my second card I layered two different Deco Foil sheets to give the distressed background depth and interest. I ended up applying foil to the word bead too! Learn how I made this card here.



I hope you liked today's cards and that you found the tutorials helpful! A complete list of supplies is included in my tutorials here. Remember to like my tutorial guides by clicking on the little heart on each of their covers, which will let me know that you enjoyed them!

For more inspiration, tips and ideas using Decofoil make sure you visit Thermoweb's blog, where you will find tons of projects using it in many different ways and using diverse techniques!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a fabulous weekend!

Sharing with: Mod Squad Challenge - Christmas Floral / Stampavie & more - Snowflakes / Creatalicious Challenges - Merry Christmas / SSS - WIW Holiday Card / SSS Wednesday Challenge - AG / DoubleClick Skittles - Christmas Holiday Challenge / Docerela - AG

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