Thursday, December 18, 2014

Sleigh Bells Ring tags.

I am up on the My Mind's Eye Blog today with this fun set of tags created with the Sleigh Bells Ring collection.  For more information and close ups, please pop on over to the MME Blog.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Snow Day Holiday cards

We had my staff party here last night and it was a lot of fun!  I am mostly caught up around here, report cards are done and christmas decorations are out so I decided to play a bit this morning after cleaning up.

I pulled out some of my new stuff.  The Snow Day by Lawn Fawn and some new dies from MFT - all available at Simon Says!



First up a simple card using the Mitten die and a PTI stamp.  I added some die cut felt and stitched it on.

Next I just had to get this cup die, I will use it a lot!  I have a hard time with plain backgrounds :)  So I punched out some snowflakes and added stitching.

Playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches:

Both cards are for the Color Throwdown challenge:


As well as the As You See it Challenge:


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Unity Blog Hop

Welcome to another Unity Blog Hop.  I always love Thursdays... love to see what new releases Unity has for us!  Once again they have some fun ones!

First up, I paired one of the new Itty Bittys with a Fashionista (Anastasia) as I thought they went well together!  The paper is Pink Paislee.



There is also a new Be Inspired Challenge up. I love the colors in the inspiration photo so I went with that.

I used the December KOTM (Warmth of Winter) along with some Crate Paper.

Now be sure to hop along and see all of the inspiration the Design Team has for you.

We have TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages to giveaway.  Leave a comment on EACH blog in the hop (including the Unity blog) for your chance to win.  The winners will be announced Monday night on the Unity blog.







Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Fancy Pants and Tombow

This week the Fancy Pants Design team are teaming up with Tombow.  Be sure to check out the Fancy Pants Blog all week for some great inspiration and prizes!



I have a couple of cards up on the Fancy Pants Blog today, here is one of them.  I would love for you to hop on over to take a peek.  Be sure to comment for your chance at the prize!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Fancy Holiday cards

I created a couple more Christmas cards.  This time, these were just for fun, a bit of me time since my report cards are mostly done.

I used the Tinsel & Company by Teresa Collins.  Such a pretty collection.


I played along with the Paper Players challenge:

On this first card I used a MFT chicken wire die along with a couple of Silhouette cuts.

On this card I just layered bits and pieces from the collection... no stitching, can you believe it?!  It is for hubby and he won't even notice ;)

I used the sketch from the Fusion challenge:



Sunday, December 7, 2014

True Friend Grid Layout

I am just sharing the second project that I had in the Fancy Pants Newsletter - make sure you check it out - lots of good stuff in there!  I used the True Friend collection to scrap this photo of my grand daughter - I love how peaceful she looks sleeping in amongst the leaves!  I created this for the November sketch.





Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Warm up with Tea

The hustle and bustle of December is already starting and I am preparing to dive into my report cards as well...maybe not dive - perhaps wade in would be more appropriate ;)  I am trying to get a few little stocking stuffers out of the way so I am ready for those little gifts that are needed.  I decided to create a little tea themed package using the Oh Deer collection by Fancy Pants.


The stamps and dies are from Papertrey Ink.

I have a few tea lover friends, so now I am ready with a little gift for them should the occasion arise.

Stocking Stuffers with My Mind's Eye

The challenge this month over at My Mind's Eye is Stocking Stuffers.  I altered a couple of tins to use for holding some gift cards along with some chocolates.  For more information, please hop on over to the My Mind's Eye Blog.



Monday, December 1, 2014

Altered Wine Caddy

The November Fancy Pants Newsletter is out and once again it is absolutely amazing!  I have a couple of projects in it this month.  First up is my altered Wine Caddy.  I used the Burlap and Bouquets collection along with some Unity Stamps.  Be sure to check out the newsletter, you won't be disappointed!



Monday, November 24, 2014

Wonderful Jubilee layout

I am up on the My Mind's Eye Blog today with a Jubilee Sherbet layout.  I do love how it mixes so well with the Woodgrain Necessities.



And of course a Silhouette title.