Monday, November 29, 2010

Let It Snow

I sure would love if we would get a dusting of snow!  I love how it looks outside after we get some fresh snow!  It's so hard to believe it is almost December!

Here's a card I made this morning while the kiddos were still sleeping. 

 On these snowflakes I used  Creative Inspiration Paint "Ivory" which really made them look frosty!!  Remember to order "Ivory", which is currently one of the special edition paints, only available until the end of December!

I used the adorable GI Stamp "Country Snowman" (G392) for this card.  I just love this stamp.  My mom already has claimed all the cards I made with this stamp!
I used CI Paints "Chocolate" and "Fairy Dust" for his hat. I also used "Fairy Dust" around his body to give him some shimmer. I used glossy accents on the berries.

As I'm finishing this up, I can hear the kids upstairs, which means they are now up!  Now on to playing with them!

Hope you have a great week!  I hope to continue to update my blog as much as possible, but with the holidays coming it may not be as much.


Saturday, November 27, 2010

Gift Giving From the Heart - D2D Blog Hop

First off, I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Designed 2 Delight is having a fun blog hop "Gift Giving From the Heart". There are sure some wonderful thrifty gift items! No order to follow on this blog hop, just go to the D2D Card Ideas Blog for pictures of all the gift ideas.  Click on the picture to go to the designers blog!

Thanks for visiting my blog to get the details on my crafty gift!

I have a ton of baby food jars, that I have always wanted to do something with other then always just recycling them to the dump. I've used so many of them to store brads and other little items that I didn't need them for that anymore and have always wanted to alter them.  So this blog hop really motivated me to finally do something with them!

I created 3 different jars as of now:
Aren't they fun?

I priced out doing the jar in front, which was the simplest one.
I priced it out as to making 10 gifts, as most of the time you make more then one!
 I used the "Christmas Tree" dollar delight digi to make this jar.
 Look at all the shimmer on the top of the jar!!  Not only do I LOVE using the D2D images, but I also LOVE adding CI Paints to them to add shimmer!!

Essentially in my case the project was even cheaper as I have a little one at home eating baby food yet, so in my opinion it didn't cost me anything for the jar, as she needs to eat! :)  But if you don't have a little one at home, perhaps you know someone you can get jars from?  Or you can get your hands on some other similar jars?  Or if you want to actually purchase the baby food jars and just dump out the food.

Creating this jar:
1. Remove label.
2. Using Photoshop I opened the D2D Candy Cane Circle and the D2D Christmas Tree digi. 
- I duplicated the Candy Cane Circle Layer
- Sized the Christmas Tree, to the size I wanted and the dragged the digi onto the Candy Cane Circle, creating another layer
- Place the Christmas Tree in between the two Candy Cane layers
- The top Candy Cane layer you'll need to use the magic wand to select the center and delete the white part, this will allow you to see the Christmas Tree under, yet cropping parts of the tree that are larger the the inside of the circle
- Type "Happy Holidays" to add in the circle
3. The top of the jar cover is 2".  So size the image to that size or you can just cut out a circle that size (as I did on the Stitched Snowman Jar).
4. Color your image.
5. Cut image and the glue to the top cover.
6. Add ribbon around the top.
7. Add candy! (or any other little trinket)

Pretty simple!

I hope I didn't confuse you on the Photoshop steps, feel free to contact me if you need me to explain better.  I tried my best!

 I just love this last D2D freebie we received, I wanted to use him again!  I just think this little penguin is so adorable!

 Isn't he cute?

I cut a snowflake from my "Graphically Speaking" Cricut cart to add to the top of this jar.
 I used CI Paints to cover the snowflake to add shimmer and then added some gems!

The candy cane border around each of the images is from a new set Faith is releasing soon! 

I love receiving comments, so please leave some love! :)  There will be some random drawings, so leave some comments here and on the other DT members blogs! 

All the blogs can be found on the new D2D DT "Card Ideas" blog along with prize details!

Thanks for visiting my crafty creation!  I hope I along with the DT members have inspired you to create some fun holiday gifts!

Hope you have a wonderful day!!

Creative Card Crew:  Not another Card Challenge...Treat Boxes and Goodie Bags
Wags n' Whiskers: Wrap it Up
Alota Rubber Stamps: Let's Celebrate Christmas
Mami Doodles: Gift Items

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Brother and Sister

A layout for both Sawyer and Ava's album. I just love some of these pictures. The second one from the bottom right of them giggling together just cracks me up!

Happy Thanksgiving!!


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Kaela as a Fairy - D2D

Check out this adorable new digi from Faith at Designed 2 Delight! She just released another Kaela!! I just think this little girl is so cute!

When I saw her, I visioned her sitting on a Christmas present! I used the gift from "Beary Big Gift", which I think worked perfectly!!
I used Photoshop to erase the bear and the dots on the gift. I added Kalea sitting on the gift and was ready to color!

My card:
A close-up:

I used CI Paints "Fairy Dust" on her wings and across part of her dress.

Also check out the D2D DT new blog, with card ideas for you! We have a bunch of fun things in store for you on the blog! And a new gallery with all projects for you to look through and get inspiration!!
I also have another one of these images colored that I'm hoping to use as a birthday card!

Have a nice day!

Mojo Monday: Sketch
Crafty Creations: Christmas
Alota Rubber Stamps: Let's Celebrate Christmas
Scrappy Frogs Challenge: Christmas Cards

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Mom's Little Girl

A layout of my little girl!  I can't believe she's almost a year old already!  The time goes too fast!  Although she is so much fun right now.  She's already walking!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday Emma

My little girl's girlfriend turns one this Friday, but we had her birthday party to go to this past weekend.  I just had to use the "Princess" from the new "Princess Wishes" set from Designed 2 Delight!  So perfect for a little girl's birthday card!!

And a cute picture of the two of them, before the party started.  Ava loved the princess wands! :)  Although, I'm not ready for her to turn one, I can't wait for her party!

Hope you're having a nice Monday!


Sunday, November 21, 2010

Creative Inspiration Paints: Inspired By....

Spread Your Wings....Inspired by Wings

That's this week's challenge at CI Paints!  Join along, as your entry will give you a chance to win some paints of your own!!  How cool is that?!?!  At the end of the month we draw a winner from all the entries from the current month!  If you already own CI Paints and use them on your project, it will be worth 2 entries!

Here's my card:

I used the adorable "Birday Party" image from Designed 2 Delight.  I had so much fun coloring it in with my ProMarkers.  Then I had even more fun using my CI Paints Mellow Yellow, Fairy Dust, Pumpkin, Blush and Coal to add some shimmer to the image!

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!!  Play along with us at CI Paints, we'd love to see what you create!


Saturday, November 20, 2010

Heritage Makers

So I recently heard about Heritage Makers!  Their studio is full of beautiful papers and embellishments to make digital layouts!  So I got in contact with a lady and am trying it out for a month!

Here is the first layout I created.  I used a template they had on their site, so I could first get use to the program.

I'm liking it!  They have a lot of beautiful kits you can choose from!  I hope to get caught up some more!!

Hope you are having a wonderful week!


D2D Dollar Delight ~ Tree

A very clean and simple Christmas card I made with one the Designed 2 Delight Dollar Delights! You can purchase this digital image in the D2D store for only $1.00!!  It's perfect for those holiday cards!

I added some bling to the tree for ornaments and also used some CI Paints on the swirls to add some shimmer!

Hope you have a great weekend!


Friday, November 19, 2010

"Skating Penguin" from Designed 2 Delight

This week's freebie at Designed 2 Delight is this adorable "Skating Penguin"! I just think he is so cute!  If you missed out on getting this image as a freebie, you can grab it in the store.  You should also check out the store to see all the new digital images Faith has been creating!

Play along this week to recieve next week's image free!  If you haven't already joined in, please do, it's a lot of fun!

On to my card:

And a close-up:
I used CI Paints "Fairy Dust" to add some shimmer to his hat and scarf!  The paint just helps make the card complete!

Can't wait to see what you create with this image!

Have a wonderful day!




Delightful Challenges: Baby It's Cold Outside (Winter Weather)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Cuttlebug King

My little guy was watching me make a card the other day as he loves to be in my craft room with me.  After watching me use my Cuttlebug he wanted to try it out for himself! 

I now have to fight with him to use it! LOL

He just loves using it!!

Country Snowman

I just love this Great Impressions Stamp "Country Snowman"!  He's just adorable! I made this card for their Stamp of the Month Challenge.  You should check it out, if you haven't yet!  You have a chance of winning the next month's stamps free!  The details can be found on their blog.

Another Christmas card made, I've been on a roll, but have a lot more to make!! 

I can't wait till Christmas!

Have a great day!


Great Impressions Stamps: Stamp of the Month Challenge



Card Size: 6.5” x 5”

Stamps: Great Impressions “Holly Branch” (G390),“Country Snowman” (G392) and “Magical Holiday Season” (E692) - Inside, “Merry Christmas” Recollections Merry Merry Set

Ink: Memories Dye Ink Pad, VersaMark, Dew Drop Brilliance “Pearlescent Ivy”, VersaMagic “Hint of Pesto”

Paper: the Paper Studio “Red Country Crackle, My Mind’s Eye Antique Dots Stack, Red and White Cardstock

Creative Inspiration Paints: Blue Ice

ProMarkers: Burgumdy, Apricot, Cool Grey 3, Marsh Green, Pastel Blue, Pale Pink, Sandstone

Misc.: Circuit George and Basic Shapes (Ovals) and Storybook (Scalloped Oval), Ranger Glossy Accents, the Robert Stanley Collection Green and Red Shear Ribbon, iRock Clear Gems, Hero Arts Snowflakes, Needle

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Season's Greetings

I take a Hero Art's class and we made this card:

I've never made a card design like this before, I really like it!  I think this card is so pretty.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


A quick digital layout I made for Ava's album.  Her first playdate with a friend's little girl!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Gobble, Gobble, Gobble

It's a few days early, but Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving and enjoys their time with their family and friends!

I had a lot of fun making this card.  I used my Circut cart "Create a Critter" to cut out this adorable turkey!

I used my Creative Inspiration Paints to add some shimmer to him!  I just love these paints!  The come in 55 beautiful colors!  Check them out here.

I used my Cuttlebug folder "Tiny Bubbles" to emboss his back feathers.  I then painted the bubbles with CI Paint "Mango".  After the paint dried, which wasn't long at all, I sanded the paper to bring on its white core.
I really like how it turned out! 

 These little pieces of ribbon were originally white. I first used VersaMagic Pumpkin Spice Chalk Ink to cover the ribbon and then used CI Paint "Mango" on the top. I cut the ribbon into little pieces to add some embelishments to the card.

I think it adds a neat addition to the card.
Lastly to finish off the card I stamped a swirl in the top right corner with the same VersaMagic ink. I then used a tooth pick to cover the little dots with "Mango"and used "Burnt Clay" to cover two of the swirls. The added touch of shimmer is perfect!

Have a great day!



Crazy Challenge: Thank You or Thanksgiving
Little Paper Shop: DieCut
Creative Card Crew: Give Thanks
Dutch Dare: CAS (Clean and Simple)
Crafty Hos' Challenge: Fall Colors
ABC Challenge: H is for Holidays
AiFactory: DieCut
Cute Card Thursday: Anything Goes
Paper Pretties: Embossing
Anything Goes: Emboss It
Caardvarks: Holiday DieCuts

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Two Quick Layouts

Here's two really quick layouts as I am trying to get somewhat caught up!! 

All of them are for Sawyer's album.

Have a beautiful day!  

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Meet Kaela...again...

I just love this new digital image from Designed 2 Delight!

Well I got my ProMarkers in the mail this morning!!  It was like Christmas!!  Of course I had to try them out right away.  So bare in mind that this is the first image I've colored with these markers, but I do think she turned out cute.

I LOVE these markers!  Thanks Avra for suggesting them to me!  I already want more!  hehe...

Here's a close-up of all here shimmer!  This week's Double Delight Challange is sparkle! I used Creative Inspiration Paints "Pink Highlights" and "Gold" to add some beautiful shimmer to her! I also used some glitter.

Hope everyone is having a nice and relaxing Sunday!  I'm so excited, hubby and I are going Christmas shopping this after, out to eat to my fav. restaurant (Olive Garden) and then a hockey game with friends!  Should be a great day!  This will be our first time out together since we had Ava!!



The Sweet Shop: Sketch
Double Delight: Sparkle
Flourishes: Glitter (Actual Glitter and Cardstock)
Delightful Challenges: Glitter it Up!
Secret Crafter: Sparkle & Shine
Totally Gorjuss: Traditional Christmas Colors
Fab 'n' Funky: Circles
Freshly Brewed: 2 or More Patterned Papers
Scrapbook Sisters: Christmas Colors
A Crafty Little Place: Red, Green, White
Dutch Dare: CAS (Clean and Simple)
Little Red Wagon: Do It In 3's (Pearls, Papers)

Designed 2 Delight - Kaela

If you played along last week at Designed 2 Delight you received "Kaela, dressed as an angel" as a freebie this week!  If you missed receiving it as a freebie, you can purchase the digi in the D2D shop.  By playing along, you'll receive next week's image free!  Join in on the fun, we'd love to see what you create!

Isn't she cute?

I had some free time last night to quickly sit down and put a card together.  I wasn't completely in the crafting mood, but managed to make a card that I think turned out okay.
I added a smile to hear, as I love smiles!

I added glitter to the top of her shirt and mittens along with some Creative Inspiration Paints to her wings!

I was in a purple mood! :) I was also in the mood to make my own embellishments!

Have a wonderful Saturday!


Friday, November 12, 2010

Inkadinkado Contest

Once again, thanks to those who voted for me, I greatly appreciate it!  I just saw this banner on the Scrapbooks Etc. site and wanted to share it!

So exciting to see that!!

Hopefully within the next few week's I will be able to share what I won!  $1,200 worth of ink....181 products!!  Wow...I'll be in heave playing with all my new inks!


Designed 2 Delight - New Sets!

There are two new adorable digital stamp sets available in Faith's Designed 2 Delight digi shop!

The first one is called "Dino-Mite Birthday"!

A card I created using a few of the digi's from this set:

The digi's also make great coloring pages for my little 2 year that loves spending time in my room with me crafting!!
It took me a lot of convincing to get the page from him to scan in, I think he thought I wasn't going to give it back to him!  He has it proudly displayed on his desk! :)  He kept telling me it was turning out so pretty as he was coloring it! hehe
And lately I've been thinking about starting to plan my little girl's 1st birthday because with the holidays coming soon things will begin to get crazy around here.  So I found this set to be just PERFECT!

"Princess Wishes"

An invite I made:

The inside reads "Princess Ava invites you to attend her royal celebration" along with the details for the party!

A start on thank-you cards:

What princess is complete with out shimmer?!  I used CI Paints "Pink Highlights" to add some shimmer to her dress.

You can purchase both of these sets in the D2D digi shop!

Have a great day!