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 !