Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Neat & Tangled October New Release Day Three: Warm Wishes

click HERE for the Your Next Stamp After Party!

We are up to Day Three of the Neat & Tangled October New Release Week!

I'm on a kick to design postal friendly cards:

I managed to crank out 12 cards of a similar design for today's post!  They are all postal friendly!  The other day when I was mailing 18 pieces of pretty mail, the Postal Worker was trying to tell me that most of them would average $2.32.  Um, what?!  Let's see, $2.32 x 16 (2 were priority mail) equals a whole lotta $$.

So here you go:

cardstock:  pti  stamp:  neat & tangled/warm wishes  ink:  zing grapefruit

I still ADORE the Chalkboard Technique and decided to spice it up by using Zing Grapefruit and 

I love it!

I also designed some using the traditional method:

cardstock:  pti  stamp:  neat & tangled/warm wishes  ink:  zing white

I'm a happy camper that Danielle has made the digi warm wishes into a stamp!

So you get a feeling for the size of the image, my cards are 4.25x4.25.

Don't forget to pop over to the Neat & Tangled blog for more inspiration, special guests and a giveaway!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Your Next Stamp October After Party: I ♡ U

Click HERE for the Neat & Tangled October Release:  Day Three

Whew, wasn't the Your Next Stamp Blog Hop amazing?! 

There was so much inspiration!!!!

Today is the After-Party Festivities!

I'm featuring the new Scribbled Alpha set on this card...both on my background panel and in the Mason jar:

Can you believe that I was able to combine 6 Your Next Stamp products in this one card?


Makes sure you pop over to the Your Next Stamp blog to check out what the YNS Design Team created!!!

Neat & Tangled October New Release Day Two: Little Santa Girl

Hello and Welcome to Day Two of the Neat & Tangled Release Week!

Today we are featuring

Little Santa Girl

In my first project, I teamed her up with yesterday's Falling Flakes:

cardstock:  pti bag:  whisker graphics  stamps:  neat & tangled little santa girl/falling flakes  ink:  various copics, hero arts hues, zing white

Isn't she adorable?

Perfect to top off a Mini Bitty Bag that contains a gift card.  This can be adhered to a card base or perhaps hole punch it, add twine or ribbon and hang it from the Christmas Tree!

It's officially fall in the Pacific Northwest!  Sunday was our last nice day and I'm having a heck of a time with photography when it is so dark and dreary....

Next up is another Mini Bitty Bag, featuring another image from the Little Santa Girl set:

cardstock:  pti bag:  whisker graphics  stamps:  neat & tangled little santa girl  other:  stampin' up felt wreath, inktense pencils

I love the look of Kraft and coloring pencils so that is what I did with that sweet mini tag!

Remember to pop over to the Neat & Tangled blog for more inspiration, special guests and a giveaway!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Neat & Tangled October New Release Day One: Winter Wishes + Falling Flakes

click here for my Thanks a Latte card

Hello and Welcome to the Neat & Tangled New Release Week!

Everyday we will be Featuring new products with the release day being on Friday, October 24th!  You will absolutely LOVE this month's new release!!!!

Let's get started, shall we?

Today, we are featuring

Winter Wishes


Falling Flakes

I combined both sets and designed a gift tag:

journal card:  fancy pants design/oh deer  stamps:  neat & tangled winter wishes/falling flakes  ink:  fresh ink black tea/red current/birch, zing white, clear embossing powder  other:  cork, may arts twine, paper accents vellum, circle punch & crop-a-dile

The sentiment has been stamped with Fresh Ink Birch and heat embossed with clear EP.

Here's another project, this one uses

Winter Wishes

cardstock:  gmund, paper accents vellum  stamps:  neat & tangled winter wishes  ink:  fresh ink tomato/celery, zing white, gold embossing, water colors, clear embossing  other:  dcwv cork

It's a snow globe using circle dies, vellum and cork!

Remember to pop over to the Neat & Tangled blog for more inspiration, some special guests and a giveaway!

thanks a latte

click HERE for the Neat & Tangled October Release:  Day one

So, in case you didn't know...I love all things coffee.  I gravitate to all the fun coffee themed crafty stuff and love anything coffee oriented on Pinterest.  I WISH I had the luxury of spending oodles of time on Pinterest, but honestly, there just isn't enough hours in the day!

My Favorite Things just came out with a new coffee stamp set, Perk up and die set, Coffee Cup.   I had to add them to my ever growing coffee collection and threw in some other goodies because I was a lucky winner in one of their glorious blog hops and received a $100 gift card (WAHOO!}.  

Coffee + Persimmon = a happy crafter

paper:  basic grey persimmon  stamps:  mft/perk up  ink:  wplus9 white, zing white other:  mft coffee cup dies

Um yeah, Persimmon is my go-to fall collection I love to work with.  I teamed it up with my MFT goodies and had to throw in the chalkboard technique too.

I challenged by friend, Erin to the MFT sketch challenge...we're both challenge junkies.
(Erin, I totally forgot to incorporate something that I haven't used in 6 months!)

This is actually the first time I've linked up to their sketch challenge, but it certainly won't be the last!

Thanks so much for stoppin' by....I'll be back again at 5 am pacific with the start of Neat & Tangled's October Release week!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

crafty fun.

This is what yesterday morning looked like:

There are several of us that get together on a monthly basis and yesterday these girls came to play:

Katie's sweet girl joined in the fun too!

Last time the girls were over, they went left with homework.  Each girl took a Martha Stewart test tube to embellish and this is what they did:


How cute is that owl and the stitched tag?!


Sweet pumpkin tag and love the sentiment!


Yay for Seattle!!!!


This was up on the Neat & Tangled blog last week but I layered the Neat & Tangled sequins to look like candy corn!


You can't read it but she has it labeled Reindeer Poop...she even made pipe cleaner antlers!

Seriously, how fun did the girls do on their homework?!  I scored because they left them all with me!  

Next up are the AWESOME projects that Kimberly put together for us:

A coffee sleeve and a snow globe card...CUTE!!!!

I absolutely love her non-traditional use of colors!!!!

I know, right?  CUTE!!!!!

A big high five to Kimberly for all of her hard work.  We all had so much fun...we laughed, ate and doesn't get much better than that, does it?

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Your Next Stamp October Release Day & Blog Hop: Drink and be Merry

Today is the start of the 

New Release & Blog Hop!

You should have arrived here from Wendy's blog!  If not, you'll want to start at the beginning of the hop which is Tracy!

The official hop listing is at the bottom of my post in case you get lost along the way.
5 random winners will receive $20 to spend in the YNS Store – prizes are randomly placed amongst all the blogs – comment for more chances to WIN!

Today also marks the grand opening of the new Your Next Stamp website!
You will receive 10% off your entire purchase when you create an account in the new store plus the new releases will be 15% in the store!!!!!

Today I had fun using the new 

Leave it to me to combine the Holiday Martini set with the Thanks a Latte set:

In case you missed it yesterday, I had 2 projects using the new

Before you go, don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win and remember about the sale on the October Release in the brand new Your Next Stamp Store!!!

Your next stop is Tara!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Your Next Stamp October New Release Preview: hello coffee

Hello!  I'm back with a couple


I'm super excited to sneak peek a fun new Scribbled Alpha set!

In my first project, I've teamed it up with the Large Ink Splatter set:

cardstock:  stampin' up night of navy  stamps:  your next stamp/large ink splatter/scribble alpha  ink:  fresh ink navy, a muse studio toffee

I upcycled a fruit clamshell package!  I've been saving some here and there because we are such huge fruit-a-tarians in this household.

I stamped directly onto a Simple Stories, A Charmed Life, 4x6 journal card.

TIP:  I gravitate towards supplies that help me stamp straight'ish - LOL

Here's the inside:

This will be sent to a lucky coffee drinker!

Next up is a clean and simple, tall and skinny card:

cardstock:  pti/black, strathmore watercolor  stamps:  your next stamp scribbled alpha/awesome journal words  ink:  fresh ink black tea/mojito  other:  dcwv cork, circle punch, crop-a-dile, watercolors

I did a very light watercolor wash on the tag and hit it with the heat gun.  When I was absolutely sure that it was dry (patience grasshopper), I finished up with my stamping.

I even stamped the interior:

In an effort to design more postal friendly cards, I'm going to be making a ton of this particular size, 3.5x x 5.5.  It adds some fun interest to the design.

Make sure you pop over to the 

for more inspiration!

The New Release Blog Hop starts tomorrow!

Neat & Tangled: so corny!

I'm up on the Neat & Tangled blog with a fun Halloween giftie!

Swing on by to check it out!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Whisker Graphics: Keep Calm and Recharge


Today is my day up on the Whisker Graphics blog!

I love using the Whisker Graphics bags:

cardstock:  pti paper:  teresa collins  stamps:  pti/cat's meow, technique tuesday/eat chocolate  ink:  memento rich cocoa, fresh ink harvest  other:  whisker graphics brown kraft bag, yellow divine twine, acetate

Today, I'm featuring the Brown Kraft Bag:

I very gently take apart the bag by using my bone folder to help 'bring up' the adhesive.  Once the bag is taken apart, I run it through with an oval die to cut a window in the front.

I back the window with acetate and tape everything back up again.  

I finished off the bag with

A super fun treat holder!

I'd love for you to stop by the Whisker Graphics Blog and say Hi!

Thanks for stoppin' by!!!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Eyelet Outlet Guest Designer: Happy Halloween


I'm thrilled to be a Guest Designer for Eyelet Outlet!

I played with the Spooky Eye Brads:

Now how fun are those?!  I just knew they belonged in a jar!  Perfect for a Halloween Greeting!

cardstock:  pti  stamps:  waltzing mouse/candy jar, neat & tangled/creepy cute shadows  ink:  memento tuxedo, wplus9 white, fresh ink red current  other:  project life card, black clothes pin

I had to make the black base panel chalkboard-y.

Next up, I decided to play along with the Eyelet Outlet October

Check out how I was inspired by the sketch over on the Eyelet Outlet blog!

Thanks so much for stoppin' by!