Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Pebbles Inc : Whip It Up project

It's my very first Whip It Up Wednesday project over at Pebbles Inc's blog .
And I have some step by step instructions to create these adorable Post It Note holders
 that can be whipped up in 30 minutes or less.  
 "I was still in need of last minute Christmas gifts and decided to whip up these post-it-note holders when I found a few stacks of Post It Notes on hand"
And here are the step by step instructions:
  1. Trim chosen cardstock to 7.5 x 3.5 inches.
  2. Score at 3.5 and 4 inches in along the sides that are 7.5 inches. This is easiest to do with either a scoring tool (e.g., Martha Stewart's Score Board) or a paper trimmer with scoring blade.
  3. Fold at score marks, up and over, and the basic structure is completed.
  4. Take a stack of post it notes and glue to the bottom of the holder.
  5. From here, it's really up to you how you want to decorate your holder.

Pebbles supplies used:
Welcome Christmas  Merry Christmas (751175)
Welcome Christmas  Candy Cane (751181)
Welcome Christmas  Candy Cane (751181)
Welcome Christmas  Dimensional Border Stickers (732072)
Welcome Christmas  Chipboard (732073)
Welcome Christmas  Felt Layered Embellishment (747144)
Welcome Christmas  Candy Dots  (744726)
Welcome Christmas  Wooden Button (747147)
Welcome Christmas  Ribbon (780012)
Coffee Candy Dots - Cardmaking ( 744238)
Rouge Candy Dots - Cardmaking ( 744240)

Other supplies used:

Cardstock (American Crafts)

Score Board (Martha Stewart)

Saturday, December 24, 2011

I wanna wish you .....

...a Merry Christmas 
from the bottom of my heart ! 
Hey , hey , hey blogging friends ! 

Happy Merry Christmas eve from a wet Singapore ! 

Thinking of all my blogging friends round the world as 
we celebrate yet another Christmas . 

Praying you will all be warm and safe and happy with those you love most ! 

And sharing some more holiday ideas here today. 
I found these Christmas tree candle holders and thought 
they would be great brad organizers  to be given to a scrappy , crafty pal. ;) 
The Christmas brads here - sock monkey, peppermint candy, holiday lights, gingerbread men are all Eyelet Outlet's. 
And cards featuring some of the same brads too. 

Papers are Echo Park's - Holly Jolly Christmas . 

Thursday, December 22, 2011

My Little Shoebox - Audrey

Taking a little break from holiday creations today 
to share some everyday cards . 

The MLSB Audrey line is such a pretty one , 
perfect for all occasions . 

The yellow felt flowers here are by Chelley Bean Designs.
The sentiments are by Bellla Blvd.
Ribbon diecuts by Cottage Cutz. 
Butterfly brad by Eyelet Outlet.  

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Just Chillin'

Hi , everyone ! 
Trust  this is the time to kick back the heels , sit back 
and catch our breathes a little in the days just before Christmas. LOL! 
And a card today that I can share that expresses that sentiment exactly - 
I have used the Snowglobe , Winter Accessories die for the 
Fishing Penguin . 
I have cut out most of the parts using white cardstock 
and used my current fave Pebbles Inc chalk 
and American Crafts Glitter Gel pens to color in . 

Warmest Wishes for a blessed Christmas time with you & yours ! 

Friday, December 16, 2011

Eyelet Outlet's Sock Monkey blog hop !

Thanks for joining us for the Eyelet Outlet Sock Monkey blog hop!

These little brads are so fun to create with. 

I have a joy fold Holiday card  to share today . 
Instructions can be found here for those 
who are interested to try out this special card fold. 

I have used one of the Christmas sock monkey brads to hold 
down the card when folded. 
I also used the coordinating Sock Monkey ribbon on 
the inside of the card. ;) 

Now head on over to Kristine Berc's blog for another
 fun creation using the Christmas Sock monkey. 

& Here's wishing you & yours  Christmas joy! ;) 

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Hey , hey , hey blogging friends !  
It's my first  challenge posted over at the Scrapping Cottage's blog

My easy peasy challenge is as follows : 

Make a SQUARE holiday card - any size - 
and decorate your Cottage Cutz die used with 3D embellishments. 

For my 6x6 square Christmas card sample here - 
I have used the Whimsical Tree die cut out of patterned paper. 
I chalked the edges and the embossed areas for more definition . 
And for some fun embellishments for the tree, 
I have added Eyelet Outlet's Holiday Sock Monkey brad, 
gingerbread man and some peppermint candy brads. 

We will choose one random winner to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the Scrapping Cottage! ;)

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

With Love

with Pebbles Inc

 "I just love getting a headstart for my themed holiday cards - you can never be too early with handmade cards.  I was inspired to  make some all purpose Valentine's Day cards that my daughter can give to her school friends when the time comes.  One is a double pocket card - where a gift card can be placed inside the scalloped envelope perhaps."

Pebbles supplies used:
With Love Be Mine (751201)
With Love Love Letter (751206)
With Love You & Me ( 751212)
With Love Dimensional Word Sticker ( 732083)
With Love 12" Border Stickers ( 732084)
With Love Masking Tape Stickers ( 732086 )
With Love Dimensional Heart (747157)
With Love Scalloped Envelopes ( 747158)
With Love Toothpick Flag ( 747159 )
With Love Gift Tags ( 747160)
With Love Dimensional Flowers (747156)
With Love Candy Dots ( 744279)
With Love Ribbon ( 780014)

Other supplies used:
Punch (Martha Stewart)

Bloghop winner !

Michelle is the winner from the PSA Essentials and Cottage Cutz Holiday Card Blog Hop.  
You have won a 3x3 Cottage Cutz die.  I have sent you an email. 
 Thank you to all of you who joined the hop and left such sweet comments!

Friday, December 02, 2011

PSA Essentials & Cottage Cutz - Holiday Card Blog Hop – 12/2 – 12/4

Hello and welcome to the 
PSA Essentials & Cottage Cutz Holiday Card Blog Hop ! 

A fabulous group of PSA Essentials and 
Cottage Cutz DT members have joined forces for this blog hop 
to inspire you to grow your Christmas card stash ! 

If you have been following along with the hop already , you should have arrived here from the very lovely Kim Schofield's  blog
If you are only starting here, please head to Kay Norman's blog  and start from there. 
You won't want to miss any stops along the way!
 Also, don't forget to comment on as many stops as you can....the more comments the better your chance of winning one of the fabulous prize packs! :)

PRIZE PACKAGE DETAILS:   Readers who hop to each of the blogs, comment at each, and are a follower of PSA Stamp Camp will be entered to win the “Holiday Card” prize.  This prize contains 3 Peel & Stick stamp sets, 1 stamper, 1 black ink & 1-2 color ink from PSA Essentials.   The winner will also receive a $50 gift certificate to The Scrapping Cottge for the grand prize.   There are also 9 opportunities to win a 3 x 3 die from The Scrapping Cottage.
 Leave a comment on my blog for a chance to win a 3x3 Cottage Cutz die of your choice.  I will use a random number generator and announce the winner on Monday Dec. 5th.  Good luck!

My card features this darling Santa with sign diecut 
from the Cottage Cutz Snowglobe/ Winter Accessories die.
 My Santa and sign were colored with 
Pebbles Inc's chalks and American Craft's Glitter Gel pens  
and paired with the Winter Wonderland paper from My Little Shoebox. 

Ready for the next stop? Your next stop on the hop is the amazing Vera Yates but just in case there are any hiccups, here is the whole list of participants - 

Link list:
· - Kay Norman
· -  Angie Holden
· - Lorie Souther
· - Kim Schofield
·  - Pearl Liu
· - Vera Yates
·  - Janice Wilson
· - Jennifer Holmes
· -  Lori Leng
· -  Jeanne Streiff
·  - Gini Cagle
· - Kim Moreno
·  - Erika Taylor
· - Meylssa Connolley
·  - Angelica Suarez
·  - Cheryl Walker  
· - Mae Armstrong
· - The Scrapping Cottage
· – PSA Essentials

Remember to leave comments and have FUN!!

Thursday, December 01, 2011

The Best Gift of Christmas

The best gift at Christmas for me , 
year after year ,
is eternal life which is the gift of God 
in Christ Jesus. ( Roms 6:23) 
"Christ" is my reason for this season. 

And helping me capture my belief is the Cottage Cutz Nativity Silhouette
I have diecut my Nativity scene out of self adhesive cardstock here
 and used American Craft's Glitter Gel pens to add highlights .
 A few choice colors and pieces of bling 
easily finishes off this Nativity scene for me . 

Blessings to you and yours 
as we celebrate this sacred season ! 

Monday, November 28, 2011

Dreams make 'em happen

Hey blogging friends, 
long time no see . Trust you all have been 
enjoying yourselves every which way you can in life . 
I know I am having one of my best years in recent history. 
( trust me I had been living under a rock 
for the past 5 years at least ! lol ) 

A quick, cheery card today featuring MLSB designed Cottage Cutz die cuts -
the tree, birds & clouds.  

More to share later ! ;) 

Monday, November 21, 2011

You melt my heart !

Today I want to share a Christmas card project 
where I explore using a new medium to me - 
that is using chalks to color die cuts cut out of white cardstock.  

For my snowman diecut here , I've used Pebbles' Inc light blue chalk to add
a little subtle shading to the body of the snowman, black chalk
for the top hat and blue for the snowman's scarf . 
I also used 2 shades of green chalk on the pinetree
For more definition on my snowman's scarf, 
heart, hands and red band on the top hat, 
I've used American Craft's Glitter Gel pens . 

I so love this discovery of using this 
new combo of using chalks with gel pens on my diecuts. 

The patterned paper used here is from the Winter Wonderland line

Happy Crafting ! 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

MLSB Winter Wonderland Holiday Cards Blog Hop -coming Nov 21 !

We are so excited about our mid release Winter Wonderland, that's arriving in stores now and the wonderful Unity Co Branded stamps and dies from Scrapping Cottage! 
This collection is so fun for scrapping all your winter fun and creating holiday cards. 

We want to help you get inspired to create some holiday cards with this collection so we're busy organizing a fun holiday card blog hop with our talented design team. There will be lots of inspiration and we'll be giving away Winter Wonderland collections too! 
Make sure you join us Monday November 21st right here on MLSB's blog.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

My Little Shoebox DT layouts - Playtime

Sharing some fun layouts  created with My Little Shoebox's Playtime collection. 

Hide n Seek -11512
Sidewalk Chalk - 11513
Catch Me if You Can - 11515
Day Dream - 11517
Up in the Sky - 11516
Ladybug Sprinkle Glaze Alpha Sticker - 08954
Walnut Glitter Alpha Sticker  - 10116
Pearl Mini Alpha Sticker - 08427
3D Roll Up Flower -11511 
Cardstock Sticker - 11519 
Cottage Cutz Summertime Fun 4x4 Die , designed by My Little Shoebox


Day Dream - 11517
Sunny Side Up - 11514 
Marshmallow Glaze Alpha Sticker - 08952
3D Roll Up Flower -11511 
Cottage Cutz Summertime Fun 4x4 Die , designed by My Little Shoebox 

Sidewalk Chalk - 11513
Catch Me if You Can - 11515
3D Roll Up Flower -11511 
Cottage Cutz Summertime Fun 4x4 Die , designed by My Little Shoebox 
Cardstock Sticker - 11519

 For my layouts this month ,being that I had more masculine layouts than usual,  I decided to have fun with templates to mask in designs using different mediums - mists , distress ink , color pencils and markers. These mediums can really help bring out your inner artist!

A Happy Christmas

Still loving my older Webster's Pages Christmas pps - 
definitely they work well with a little Prima , Melissa Frances or K &Co embellie..

I sure am making  a record number of Christmas cards early . 

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Treats for My Sweet

Always a first time for everything - 
how about some sweet treat boxes to share for a change ! ;) 

Valentine's Day lines have been arriving on our sunny shore - 
Pebbles' Inc With Love line 
is definitely one of them . 

The heavyweight patterned papers of the With Love line were easy to score 
and fold up and this box shape held well even after candy was added to the boxes. 
As always I had fun embellishing with everything I have on hand from the collection.

Pebbles supplies used: 

With Love I Heart You (751203) 
With Love Sweetheart (751204)
With Love Masking Tape Stickers (732086)
With Love Mini ABC Stickers (732087)
With Love Adhesive Notes (732088)

With Love Toothpick Flags (747159) 
With Love Gift Tags (747160)
With Love Mini Clothes Pin (744280)
With Love Heart Paper Clips (744281)

With Love Candy Dots (744279)
With Love Ribbon (780014)

Sunday, November 06, 2011

A little more EP Times & Seasons

Posting up more of my EP Times & Seasons cards . 
Made a whole bunch but didnt have time to take pics till now . ;) 

Not my usual color palette but still love 
the patterns and color combo . 

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Celebrate the Season !

Today I'm featuring Cottage Cutz' Celebrate the Season die 
from our second release for October . 

Gotta love the swirls and flourishes of this design . 
I've added Red Glitter glue to my diecut ,cut
 from American Craft's Cranberry cardstock 
and embellished with a coupla pearls. 

Enjoy all the  adorable designs with our great 
 bundle offer for this release !