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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Scaredy Cat - August Jaded Blossom Guest Designer

Today I am sharing my last Guest Design Team project over on the Jaded Blossom blog. I have had such a great time working with everyone over there this month!!!

Halloween is my favorite holiday to craft for and it will be here before we know it! Yeah!! So today I am sharing this super spooky pencil gift using Jaded Blossom's Meow and Forever stamp set and the Label Dies that were both released this month.



I started this project with a clear bag measuring 2 1/4" x 8". Mine is from Annie's Paper Boutique, but you can also find them in the JB store. I filled it with pencils and then got to work on my tag. The tag is from the Silhouette store. I altered it considerably to make it the shape and size I wanted. I also used my internal offset function to make a top layer for it. That top layer was cut using Doodlebug Design's October 31st collection. This is a super cute collection of papers!!! The paper piecing is from My Scrap Chick and is called Scaredy Cat. I ran the Label Die through my Cuttlebug and then did some masking to my Scaredy Cat sentiment to stamp it as I did. I added a piece of ribbon through the top using a button and some Totally Grape Trendy Twine from Annie's Paper Boutique. I also wrapped some more twine around my clear bag of pencils a few times and tied that off with a bow. I then used foam squares to attach my cat piecing and my spider embellishment to the top of the tag and then used foam tape to attach the tag to the clear bag. It is a spooktacularly fun project!!!



You can also find this project, as well as all my other GDT projects from this month, on the Jaded Blossom Blog. I hope you will stop by there to check them out along with all the inspiration of the Jaded Blossom Design Team!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! 

If you would like to keep up with all my crafty creations, here are some helpful links. 

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Jaded Blossom Products I Used:

Label Dies


A huge thanks to Candace and Michelle for letting me hang out with the JB family this month and thank you to the DT for all your kind words and encouragement!!!

Blessings,
                          

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Christmas, Perhaps...

Who doesn't have a Grinch around at Christmas!!! LOL!

Today I am sharing a card using a file from


Hopefully this Christmas you can teach your Grinch that Christmas has nothing to do with what you get or what you have to buy, but everything to do with what you give from the heart. Christmas is a story about God and His giving to us! And in turn we then give love, peace, compassion and so much more to others. I pray that your Christmas, as it is quickly coming upon us, will be full of all things loving, good, and kind!


The card measures 4 3/4 x 4 3/4" square. The background paper is from Doodlebug Design's Kraft in Color collection. The Grinch file is actually called Bobble Buddies Grouch and is from Treasure Box Designs. This file will be retiring soon and is only .80 cents right now. There are several other files including all the Bobble Buddies, Treasure Tots, Tiny Treasures, and Sports Tots also for .80 cents. The scalloped oval is from Spellbinders and is stamped with a sentiment from My Craft Spot that is no longer available. I hope you enjoyed this fun card!



Thank you for stopping in today. It is wonderful to have you here!


If you would like to keep up with all my crafty creations, here are some helpful links. 

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Or you can hit the follower button right here on my blog with Google or Bloglovin'. You will find both links in the right side bar.

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Blessings,
                        
Challenges:
Scrapbook Blessings Club: August Anything Goes
DL Art August Linky Challenge: Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge: #120 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: #198 Anything Goes
Die Cut Divas: August - Holidays, You Say!
Crafty Boots Challenge: Fair and Square

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Kitty Sidekicks!

It's Friday and it is party time with
This week's theme: Besties Card
Here is a little inspiration for you to get your creative juices flowing!!! 

Lots of clean white space is hard for me, but I really like how all the white makes the blues and pinks on this card pop. The card is A2 size with a white on white background. The background piece is inked with Summer Sky Memento Ink. Memento Inks are my go to inks for most projects although I do prefer Color Box inks for my brown tones. The Cat file is from Miss Kate Cuttables. I only used 3 main layers to create this instead of the five shown in the PDF, and then, of course, cut the pink layers for the cheeks and the heart. For the eyes and nose, I used a black marker to color them in. The layers were inked with the same Summer Sky ink to add depth to the piecings. The sentiment is from Jaded Blossom's Super Hero (Revamp) set and is stamped onto a cut file from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons.


Hope you enjoy this card and will give it or something similar a try.

If you would like to keep up with all my crafty creations, here are some helpful links.
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To get to the "Besties" PDE Linky Party, go here. It the party runs for one week.


Thank you so much for stopping by!!! I hope to see you again real soon!

Blessings,
                  
Challenges:
Scrapbook Blessings Club: August Anything Goes
DL Art August Linky Challenge: Anything Goes
Simply Create Too: #92 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: #197 Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge: #120 Anything Goes

Monday, August 17, 2015

It's Back to School Time!

It's almost time for my kiddos to head back to school. I know that many of you have already sent your kids back to their teachers, but thankfully we still have one more week. I like to start out the first day of school with a fun gift for the teacher. Teachers need to know they are appreciated!!! It goes a long way in making friends with them in my opinion. I plan to make a treat bag to match this card.
Today's card uses the Bushels of Fun collection from Treasure Box Designs.

What a cute cut file!!! I have made an A2 sized card. My background paper is from Doodlebug Design's Lovebug Collection. The border die is from Jaded Blossom as well as the sentiment stamped along the right edge. I used foam squares to attach the mouse with its apple. The thank you die cut is from My Creative Time. I finished off the card using Doodlebug Design's Sprinkles. I used my Cameo to cut the SVG file using Designer Editions software.

Thanks for dropping in today. It's nice to have you here!

If you would like to keep up with all my crafty creations, here are some helpful links.
Follow Me
Find me on Instagram - @mmirandacreations

Or you can hit the follower button right here on my blog with Google or Bloglovin'. You will find both links in the right side bar.
Follow Treasure Box Designs
I hope your week gets off to a great start!!!
Blessings,
                    
Scrapbook Blessings Club: August Anything Goes
DL Art August Linky Challenge: Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday: #386 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: #196 Anything Goes
Cards in Envy: Cute and Cuddly
613 Ave Create: #137 Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge: #119 Anything Goes
Simply Create Too: #92 Anything Goes

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Big Eyed Cat Birthday Card!

It's birthday card time again. I need to make so many more of these!!! LOL!
This one was requested by a friend. She gave it to an employee who really like cats.
The SVG file I used is called Big Eyed Cat and is from

The card is an A2. I use the Cameo to cut SVG files with Designer Edition software. The background paper is from Doodlebug Design's Sugar Shoppe collection. I used a Martha Stewart border punch along the bottom. The sentiment is from Jaded Blossom and the twine is from Trendy Twine. The cute Big Eyed Cat from Treasure Box Designs was added using foam squares.

Thanks for dropping in today! I'm so glad you did!!!

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Or you can hit the follower button right here on my blog with Google or Bloglovin'. You will find both links in the right side bar.
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Have a wonderful day!
Blessings,
                      

Challenges:
Scrapbook Blessings Club: August Anything Goes
DL Art August Linky Challenge: Anything Goes
DL Art Thankful Thursday Challenge: #162 Birthday
Cute Card Thursday: #386 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: #196 Anything Goes

Witch's Brew

I'm starting to think about Fall!!! I actually have a tree back behind my house where a small bit of the leaves are starting to change colors. Come late September and early October, everything around me will be a palette of brilliant color!!! It's my favorite time of the year.
One of the reasons I like the fall so much is because of the Halloween holiday. It has always been one of my favorites and crafting for it is the best. So today I have a card to share with you using an old freebie file from Treasure Box Designs called Witch's Brew.
How fun and simple is this. The background paper is from Doodlebug Design's Ghouls and Goodies collection. The border along the bottom is a Martha Stewart punch. And to finish it off, I tied a piece of purple floss around the bottom in a bow. And of course, I used my Cameo to cut the Witch's Brew SVG file using DE software.
Thanks for dropping in today. I'm so glad you came by!!!
Follow Me
Find me on Instagram - @mmirandacreations

Or you can hit the follower button right here on my blog with Google or Bloglovin'. You will find both links in the right side bar.
Follow Treasure Box Designs
Have a wonderful Thursday!!!
Blessings,
                    
Challenges:
Scrapbook Blessings Club: August Anything Goes
DL Art August Linky Challenge: Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday: #386 Anything Goes

Friday, August 7, 2015

Jaded Blossom August Release Blog Hop - Guest Designer

Hey Everyone!
 
 
Now if you're here from Candace you're in the right place; if you're just passing through, start at the beginning because you don't want to miss a thing. I also have the complete line up at the bottom.
 
I know you have been waiting all week for this hop! And I have really enjoyed sharing projects with you as this month's guest designer!!! Thank you, Candace and Michelle, for making me a part of the JB family for the month of August.This month's release has so many great stamp sets for so many occasions.
 
For my hop project, I decided to use the stamp set Encouragement again and to make my own tag using one of the border dies from the new Label Dies:
 
 So today, I am "Sending You Lots of Encouragement"

 
I used the fun acorn box from the Acorn Autumn SVG Kit from SVG Cuts. I made the large one at the size it imported and then reduced the file to make two smaller acorns. The designer paper is from Basic Grey. The embossing on all three lids was done with the Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes embossing folder.
 

 I used one of the border dies to make my sentiment from the new Label Dies. To do it, I took a piece of paper that was about an inch wider than the sentiment and ran the die through my Cuttlebug on one side then turned the paper the other direction and ran it through again leaving just enough space to add my sentiment. I then stamped my sentiment. Once the sentiment was stamped, I knew how wide the tag needed to be. That allowed me to die cut both sides using just the straight portion of the border die. I hope that all made sense. LOL! There are so many ways these fun border dies can be used!!!
 
 
I think this sentiment is done in such a great font. You could practically make any kind of treat/gift box, fill it with some fun candies or a small gift, and use this sentiment and you'd have a wonderful gift to brighten anyone's day.
 
 
Now here is all the fun release info and hop info you will want to know!!!
 
 
Regular Price for the Release Package is $132

 
1 - Free 3x4 Stamp for customers that spend $40 or more before Taxes and Shipping! FREEBIE is only available until Sunday 8/9, 11:59pm pst.
 
THE WORLD


Of course, here is what everyone will receive when they order our New Release.

 

BLOG CANDY
 

1 Lucky Winner will get to pick a stamp set of their choice!

 Just leave a comment on all the blogs along the hop!

The more blogs you comment on the more chances you have to win!

Now on to the HOP....

Next up is Candace O.
Just in case you get lost here is the Entire Line Up:

Candace 
Melissa (August Guest Designer)
Sara
Michelle



Thank you for hopping with us today. I really enjoy your comments and can't wait to read them!!! I invite you to follow me here on my blog or to look for me on my  Facebook and Pinterest pages.

Also I am only a couple of hundred blog hits away from 50,000 visitors here on my blog. Look for a fun giveaway on Monday to celebrate!!!

Blessings,
                       

August Sneak Day 5 - Jaded Blossom Guest Designer

Hi Everyone, It's Release Day over at Jaded Blossom!  We hope you all enjoyed our projects this week.  But as you know we have one more Stamp Set and our August Freebie.
In case you missed any of my projects this week here they are:
 
Monday
 

Gift Card Holder using the new Label Dies and Picture This 2 - Original Post Here
 
Tuesday
 

You Add Color to My World Unicorn Card using the new Label Dies and Sweet Travels -
 
Wednesday
 

Kitty Belly Box using Meow and Forever Stamp Set - Original Post Here
 
Thursday
 
 
 You Are Amazing Nail Polish Tote - Original Post Here
 
Here is the last stamp set for this Month

Dandelions! $15.99


For our Freebie of the Month !


Free Stamp for customers that spend $40 or more before Taxes and Shipping! FREEBIE promotion STARTS later at 4pm PST and ends Sunday 8/9, 11:59pm pst.

Here's what I created


I love this sentiment from the Freebie set called The World! I love my family, my friends, and my community deeply. This sentiment will be used often. I started by cutting just the bag from the Dinosaur Handled Bag file from SVG Cutting Files. I cut it using some sweet paper from Graphic 45. I then cut out the world using the Teachers Rock collection from Treasure Box Designs and attached it to the front with foam tape. I cut some stars from the Out of This World Collection also from Treasure Box Designs and added them with foam tape as well. I then cut the banner from a Miss Kate Cuttables collection and added the sentiment and attached it. This will be a fun treat bag to leave on my hubby's desk. It is important to let him know how much he means to me often!!!


 Be sure to come back later - 4pm PST - for our Stamp Release Blog Hop! You won't want to miss it!!!

To visit the Jaded Blossom Store HERE
and for Favor Boxes HERE


"Like" us on Facebook and share your Jaded Blossom Stamps Creation with us in our Garden of Creativity.

Last but not least don't forget to join our August Challenge.... Back to School
HERE 


Thank you for dropping in today. I appreciate all the encouraging comments!!!
Remember that you can find me on Facebook and Pinterest as well.

Blessings,
                 

Thursday, August 6, 2015

August Sneak Day 4 - Jaded Blossom Guest Designer

 It's Day 4 of reveal week at Jaded Blossom Stamps today. I have another fun project to share today. You can find all of today's DT projects on the Jaded Blossom Blog.
 
There is one stamp set to be revealed today.
 
It is called Encouragement and it has some great sentiments on it!!!
 
So today I just want to say - You Are Amazing!!!
  
 
 
I have a fun tote to share with you today. It is the Nail Polish Tote by Lori Whitlock. I have used this tote before, but have always enlarged it to fit bigger items. This time I actually wanted to put some fun nail polish colors in there to make a fun gift to give someone who I truly think is amazing - my daughter!!! For this side of my tote, I used 2 pieces from the title of the Little Diva file from Treasure Box Designs. I layered them and enlarged them to fit the sentiment. I then added the flower to give it a bit more pop!
 
 
And this is how I decorated the other side of the tote. For this side, I also use the Little Diva file. I used Doodlebug Design's Sugar Shoppe collection for the panels on the sides.
 
Here is today's reveal:
 
Encouragement
 

 Again, thank you for stopping in today!!! Remember to go by the Jaded Blossom Blog to see all of the other wonderful projects using today's new stamp set. Then come back by here tomorrow to see what I have for Day 5.
 
Remember that you can also find me on Facebook and Pinterest.
 
Blessings,
                   

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

August Sneak Day 3 - Jaded Blossom Guest Designer

 It's Day 3 of reveal week at Jaded Blossom Stamps and I am excited to be sharing another project today.You can find all of today's DT projects on the Jaded Blossom Blog.
 
There are two more stamp sets again today!!!  
 
They are 'Meow and Forever' and 'Kitty Dress Up'.
 
Today I am sharing a project with you using the "Fur You" and "Congratulations of Your New Fur Baby" sentiments from the Meow and Forever stamp set.
  
 
 
How awesome are these sentiments!!! I always have friends getting new fur babies and your pets really do become a part of your family. We have 2 kitties and I just don't know what I'd do without them. So for this project, I made a kitty treat holder of course!!!
 
 
Starting with the treat holder file from My Scrap Chick called Kitty Trio (I think), I cut all my pieces and assembled the box. As I was putting together the face, I stamped the whiskers on using the Tear Kitty Face Parts by Peachy Keen Stamps. After assembling the main part of the box, I put together the paws; stamping the one with the Fur You sentiment. I then cut a banner from the Sentiment Spots file from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons and stamped it with the Congratulations on your New Fur Baby sentiment. I then used foam tape to first layer the paws and then the banner to the front of the box. Then I took some kitty treats and put them into a Small Candy Sack and tied it off with some natural Trendy Twine which are from Annie's Paper Boutique. Just add a bit of crinkle paper to the bottom of the box and insert your treats and you have a fun gift to give the animal lover in your life who just adopted a new fur baby!!!
 
 
  Here are today's reveals:
 
Meow and Forever
 

 Kitty Dress Up
 
 
And for those of you who want all of this week's release right now, check this out:
 
We have our Gotta Have It Now Package for $124.99
 
 
August 2015 Release will include:
6 - 4 x 6 Stamp Sets
1- 4 x 4 Stamp Set
- New Die
1 - 3 x 4 Freebie
Freebie is for orders $40 or more (before tax and shipping),
Friday 4pm PST through Sunday 11:59 pm PST.
NO PREORDERS! NO BACKORDERS!
No waiting WEEKS for your stamps. 
This Package is only available till Wednesday 11:59pm pst, then will be back up on the store on Friday at 4pm pst during our Stamp Release Blog Hop!

****Please note the shipping department will be closed until Wednesday, any orders placed Monday- Wednesday will ship Thursday****

Regular price for the release package is $132

 Again, thank you for stopping in today!!! Remember to go by the Jaded Blossom Blog to see all of the other wonderful projects using today's new products. Then come back by here tomorrow to see what I have for Day 3.
 
Remember that you can also find me on Facebook and Pinterest.
 
Blessings,
                   

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

August Sneak Day 2 - Jaded Blossom Guest Designer

 It's Day 2  as Guest Designer for the Jaded Blossom Stamps August Reveals! We have two stamp sets to share with you today!!!
  
They are US Map and Sweet Travels!
 
Today I am sharing a card using the "You Add Color to My World" sentiment from Sweet Travels:
  

I started with an A2 card base and added a background using Doodlebug Design's Easter Parade collection. Love the colors in the Doodlebug Design papers. The background piece was cut at 4"x5 1/4". I then cut a piece of white cardstock at 3 3/4"x5 1/4" and ran it on both 3 3/4" sides lining it up right on the edge through my Cuttlebug using one of the border dies in the new Jaded Blossom Label Dies set that was showcased yesterday. I masked off my sentiment and stamped half at the top and then half at the bottom on the label tabs. I then added a paper pieced unicorn from the Teeny Treasures Unicorn file from Treasure Box Designs along with part of the rainbow, the cloud, and the star from the same set. To finish it all off, I added some Doodlebug Design's Glitter Sprinkles in two of the corners.


 Here are today's reveals:

Sweet Travels Stamp Set


 US Map Stamp Set


And for those of you who want the whole release right now, check this out:

We have our Gotta Have It Now Package for $124.99


August 2015 Release will include:
6 - 4 x 6 Stamp Sets
1- 4 x 4 Stamp Set
- New Die
1 - 3 x 4 Freebie
Freebie is for orders $40 or more (before tax and shipping),
Friday 4pm PST through Sunday 11:59 pm PST.
NO PREORDERS! NO BACKORDERS!
No waiting WEEKS for your stamps. 
This Package is only available till Wednesday 11:59pm pst, then will be back up on the store on Friday at 4pm pst during our Stamp Release Blog Hop!

****Please note the shipping department will be closed until Wednesday, any orders placed Monday- Wednesday will ship Thursday****

Regular price for the release package is $132

 Again, thank you for stopping in today!!! Remember to go by the Jaded Blossom Blog to see all of the other wonderful projects using today's new products. Then come back by here tomorrow to see what I have for Day 3.

Remember that you can also find me on Facebook and Pinterest.

Blessings,
                   

Challenges:
613 Avenue Create: #135 Anything Goes
Scrapbook Blessings Club: August Anything Goes
DL Art August Linky Challenge: Anything Goes
Simply Create Too: #91 Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge: #117 Anything Goes