Friday, November 28, 2014

Festive Christmas December Flip Calendar


After a very long hiatus I am happy to be back in the craft room and posting on the blog. Thanks to some serious motivation from my friend and her new craft shop Molly's Craft Shack, I will do my best to support her and bring many fun paper crafting ideas to my blog.

Today I'll share a December Flip Calendar using the Heartfelt Creations Festive Christmas paper and a few of their great stamps and dies. Everything about this line is lovely. Rich texture. Great coordinates. Perfect for the holidays. I think this would make a lovely gift as well and it makes up pretty quick! I love the flower stamp and die sets.

Originally I was gifted one of these a few years back from my dear friend Kathrin. There is a tutorial on Stempeleinmaleins. I decided to make mine a calendar for the full month versus advent. I really loved the finished product. My finished card size is 5.5x8. A little larger then the tutorial notes. I like this larger size. Seems to balance the number tags pretty well.

Heartfelt Creations: Festive Christmas paper stack, Festive Ornament PreCut stamp, Christmas Poinsettia PreCut stamp, Bella Rose Leaves PreCut stamp and die, Peaceful Night PreCut stamp, Lace Border DieCut.

Friday, October 15, 2010

CardPatterns #85, Create4fun #41, Stampin' for the Weekend #49, TotallyPaperCrafts #38

Fall is still in there air with plenty of challenges out there to take part in for inspiration... this little cutie is Kai from Mo Manning's Digi's. Sooooo cute. Our family loves fall especially for the leaf tossing. I'll send this card to my brother for his baby girl due in November. They live where the tree's are plentiful so I am certain they too will make great use of the leaves year to year.

Card Pattern #85 is the following sketch to play with:

Create4Fun #41 wants a Digi Stamp used.
Totally Paper Crafts #38 is looking for Autumn.
Stampin' for the Weekend #49 is looking for Fall.

Kai is one of many great digi stamps from Mo's Digital Pencil.
Paper is Cloud9 Design: Harvest Holiday

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Belles 'n Whistles, Friday Sketchers #123, Pixie Dust Studio #44, Cupcake Inspiration #80

Would you just look at this cutie!!! I've been in love with this Belles 'n Whistles Little Witch with Broom image since the moment she became mine but today is the first creation

Belles 'n Whistles : Fall Colors
Pixie Dust Studio #44 - Fall into Fall
Cupcake Inspirations #80 - Color Challenge (Can I just say this little sweet treat is divine looking! Great colors too but come on... give me some of this, lol!!!)

Friday Sketchers #123 as follows

Lili of The Valley #69, Timbroscrapmania #12, Stamp Something & Challenge Up Your Life #29

I adore this wedding couple stamp by Lili of The Valley... yesterday my hubby and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary... this is the card I made him using the following challenge blogs for inspriration.

Lili of the Valley #69: sketch as follows

Timbroscrapmania Stamping Challenge #12: Autumn Colors
Stamp Something: Something Punchy
Challenge Up Your Life #29: Autumn Colors

Papers are from My Minds Eye: Penny Lane and Bazzill cardstock.
Martha Stewart branch Punch
Leaf punches are oldies but goodies from Family Treasures and Emagination. We (my husband and I) used these two punches along with 3 others to add hand punched confetti to our wedding invitations! We actually got blisters from all the punching.... ahhhhh where was the cricut back then???
Flowers are hand stitched to the leaves with a french knot.
Sentiment is computer generated.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Magnolia Down Under #65 & Double Dutch #53

It's time for a little Trick or Treating in the craft room. I am sooooooo loving this sketch Double Dutch has to play with. It was the perfect pair with my little Tilda... I don't know that she is specifically "Halloween" but the dress can be used in so many ways I thought she was perfect for my card.
Magnolia Down Under #65 is challenging us to use Flowers and Lace. On the front of my card I cut black primas into petals and used them under Tilda's feet.
Double Dutch #53 has the following fun sketch to play with:
I hunted my stash again... gotta get the paper out of the shelves and onto a project! I soooo love this Cosmo Cricket: Haunted and I swear I thought I'd never actually use it. Every piece is double sided fun. On the inside of the card flap I wanted to see the print so I applied 2 layers of vellum... enough to see the print but enough coverage to see writing!

Stamps used:
Magnolia: Tilda With Thistle
Heide Grace: Halloween (spiders and web)
Making Memories: Spellbound (trick or treat)
Hero Arts: Owl-Oween (pumpkin and treat bag)

The fence behind Tilda is punched from the new Martha Stewart mongo big punch. Thank you Kathrin for sharing it! So fun.

I know I'll be using this sketch again. I just love it :)

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Just Magnolia #74, My Time to Craft #108, Stamptacular Sunday #78

Isn't that a sweet sentiment??? I mean... really... that is what we want to say most times but don't say it as simply. Autumn is such a beautiful time of year full of transition from the busy summer months, harvest time, cool crisp mornings, bright color everywhere, leaves rustling in the gentle breeze... all of that is caught up in this Magnolia stamp for me. She's just so sweet, ready for whatever the day might bring.
My Time To Craft #108 hosts challenge "Looks Like Autumn"
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #78 hosts challenge "Seasons of Change" using FALL colors.
Just Magnolia #74 sketch
Papers are DCVW Pocket Full of Posies and Cloud9 Harvest Holiday
Hero Arts Sentiment
Standing Fall Tilda
Cuttlebug for the die / embossed leaf

For The Love of My Boy...

My hubby and son went shopping a few nights back with a very specific list... you know how that can go... well, they came home with more than we needed and Liam got HIS own cartridge, lol. He is sooooo excited about the Wildlife Lite cart. He's been cutting animals and coloring them for days. Animals of all sizes. Who needs overlays when you can color or ink? Now that he 'gets' what ink can do he is having great fun. "Mommy, I need the Chestnut Roan for my Elk antlers over here!" Love it. Anyway, he asked me to make him a card with his new cartridge. This image of the Mommy bear and cub is totally cute. He was specific with his request. Had to be "boyish". Had to have an image only showing the mom and boy. Had to be an easel card. Wallah... here ya go kiddo!