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Showing posts from 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

-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

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

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

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 . . 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 t