Saturday, November 30, 2013

Yummy Treats with TDD

Hello Crafty Friends!

Can you believe it is the last Saturday of the month already?
Tomorrow begins December?!

I am very excited for today!
All of us ladies on my mom's side of the family, along with the kids, are getting together for a CANDY/COOKIE making day!!

So I thought it would be fitting to create some tags using some Top Dog Dies for today's post in which I created some treats to give someone for the holidays!!

I used some test tubes filled with Sixlets!
The I used the Snowflake Trio Die Set and Ornaments & tags Die Set #1 to create these beautiful tags!

I just love how the ornament turned out! Love this die!!
The added bling and shimmer is just perfect!

I stamped a sentiment from Inspired By Stamping in the inside of the ornament tag! 

 A single snowflake adds the perfect touch for this treat:

I also added some shimmer to it!


Ornaments & tags Die Set #1

Check out the Top Dog Dies Blog for some more wonderful inspiration!!

Have a wonderful day!!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Holiday Memories LO

Good morning!

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We did!  I just love spending time with family!

Last fall a sweet friend of mine took some family pictures for us!

With that, she took a few inside Christmas ones as my little girl wanted a picture with her ornament!

I'm glad she did, as I think these pictures turned out really nice!
How fun!

Can't wait to start decorating for the holidays this year!  Maybe this weekend!!

Have a wonderful day!  And if you're out shopping Black Friday sales...have fun and be safe!!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

TDD Treat Bags

Hello Crafty Friends!

As I mentioned Monday I have some fun little quick treat bags to share with you today using some fun Top Dog Dies!!

With the holidays around the corner I love to create little packages to give to people for no reason!

I am hosting the next girl's night, with some of my girlfriends from high school and I thought it would be fun to create some little packages to give them!

Top Dog Dies makes it so easy with their awesome Bag and Box dies, which you can find here!

I recently got the Treat Bag Die!
LOVE it!

I created these 3 packages with it:
They were so simple and fun to make!

They fit a little mini anti-bacterial hand gel from Bath and Body Works perfectly!

Check out the shimmer on the snowflake!! :)

They also fit some candy perfectly as well!!

Close-up of the snowflake:

Now to create a few more, so I have enough for all the girls!

This Treat Bag Die is amazing!!


The NEW Top Dog Dies Blog is now live!
Be sure to check it out for all kinds of wonderful inspiration!!


Happy Wednesday!!

Monday, November 25, 2013

The Holidays with SS

Happy Tuesday Stamping Friends!

There's another wonderful challenge on the Sweet Stamps Blog for you to join in! We'd love to see what you create with our challenge in mind!!

You have a chance at winning $20 to purchase some 
"sweet" things of your own!! has so many wonderful stamps and other products to choose from!!


This week's Sweet Stamps Challenge is:

The Holidays

For my card this week I decided to use the new "Black Capped Chickadees & Blessings Duo"!!  Designer Jacqueline Hill created some beautiful bird stamps this last release, that I am in love with!!
A simple card, but I didn't want to take away from the lovely image!!

Such a lovely stamp!!  I thought it would be fun to add some "snow" to some of the branches!

Inside: Supplies Used:


Looking ahead, next week's challenge is:
#146 Red and Green
I'll be using another one of  Jacqueline Hill's bird stamps for this challenge!! :)

And you can find our current Monthly Technique Challenge
"Microbeaded" here!

Have a wonderful day!

Poinsettia Christmas

Happy Monday Crafty Friends!

Once again I am so excited to share my card with you today using some of my lovely dies from Top Dog Dies!!

This weekend my hubby was gone hunting, so that left the kids and I home alone!  We decided it would be a great time to start decorating for Christmas!!!

We also found some time to get our craft on!

I decided to work with the lovely Snowflake Trio Die Set!
I absolutely LOVE these snowflakes!
We created some cute little gift bags that we were going to share today, but it will have to wait till Wednesday!

As I was SUPER excited to share this card first!! :)

Who says the snowflake dies only have to be used for snowflakes?!?!?

I personally think the middle sized snowflake in the set makes a wonderful Poinsettia! 

What do you think?
I LOVE LOVE LOVE how it turned out!

I also used one of the Leafy Flourishes to add some greens to my poinsettia!

As well as using the lovely Madison Border Die to create the lovely borders!

I just love these dies!


Leafy Flourishes
Leafy Flourishes Die Set

Madison Border Die
Madison Border Die

The NEW Top Dog Dies Blog is now live!
Be sure to check it out for all kinds of wonderful inspiration!!


Happy Monday!!


365 Cards: Die Cut Dynamo
Anonymous Stamps: Anything Goes
Lexi's Creations: Christmas
Paper Playtime: Anything Goes
Vintage Stamping Challenges/Flonz Craft: Traditional Christmas

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Painter's Tape Tutorial with IBS

Hello Inspired By Stamping Friends!!

Today I am sharing a Whoo Hoo Wednesday Tutorial on the IBS Blog!!

Painter's Tape Technique
You can check out the tutorial here!

Here are the cards I created:

I used the Holiday SentimentsWinter Wonderland and Elegant Christmas Sentiments sets to create these fun Holiday cards!!  I also used some White Seam Binding!

I had so much fun creating these!

Be sure to check out the Inspired By Stamping store, there are so many lovely stamp sets to choose from!!

Have a lovely day!!


ABC Christmas: W for Winter Wishes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin': White on White
Creative Moments: CAS/Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky: Anything Goes

Ho Ho Ho

Happy Wednesday Stamping Friends!

I'm posting on the Joy's Life DT Blog today!!

This week it is all about HO HO HO!!
Can you believe before you know it, it will be Christmas?!?!
I have any so much fun Christmas shopping the last few days!!

With HO HO HO in mind, I thought I would use this adorable Santa freebie I got from Miss Kate Cuttables! (Everyday they have a new freebie!!)

I used the fun HO3 for the sentiment next to this adorable Santa from the Oh, Christmas Puns set!! 

And the "Merry Christmas" is from the Wintery Puns set!


A look at the stamp sets used:

Check out all of Joy's Life Stamps here!

Have a wonderful day!!


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