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Monday, January 19, 2015

Girlfriend Valentine Bear Treat Box - PDE Guest Designer

Exciting day today as I am guest designing for
Janis, over at PDE, has a great linky party that runs weekly starting on Tuesdays. She and her DT also have plenty of creative inspiration. Hope you will check it out.
This week's theme is 3D Projects.
I used a couple of files from My Scrap Chick to make this fun treat box for Valentine's Day.
I started with the Pour Box. This has to be one of my all time favorites! I love that it reminds me of making Tapioca Pudding and Malt -O-Meal with my brothers when we were kids. What is your favorite thing you make in the kitchen that comes from a pour box. Well I am sure whoever receives this will be excited to pour our some little candies from it.
Once I assembled the box, I cut out my Girlfriend Valentine Bear. Great thing about this SVG file is that it also comes with a 300dpi images in both color and black and white for your digi and print n cut needs. I think she is absolutely adorable and very easy to piece together!
The white scalloped oval that she is layered on is a Spellbinders die and the patterned paper is from Doodlebug Designs. The cardstock is from various companies.
So glad you stopped by today. I always enjoy reading your comments. And, of course, you are always invited to follow me on my Facebook and Pinterest pages as well.
Entered into the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday: #166 Anything Goes
Design Team Showcase: #3 Jan 18-24
613 Ave Create: #107 Anything Goes
Creative Fingers: #63 Anything Goes
Creative Cutting Challenge: #45 Anything Goes

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Crafting Inspiation Day 7 - Love Bird Gift Box

This week Trendy Twine joined together with Fleurette Bloom to showcase some crafty fun from both Design Teams. I hope you have enjoyed everyone's projects so far! I am excited to be finishing up the week with this Valentine box using two SVG patterns from Fleurette's store and, of course, some awesome Cherry Cupcake Trendy Twine
I adore the Love Birds card from the Valentine Be Mine 3D SVG kit; so I decided to use some elements from it and a box from the Nesting Gift Box kit to make this special box for my Love Bird on Valentine's Day.
I used an embossing folder to add some dimension and background to my
birdies that I think is really fun. But my favorite part of this box has to be the red and pink layers against the black box; especially the Cherry Cupcake Trendy Twine that I wrapped around the sides and tied with a bow to attach my sentiment. The tag and sentiment are from My Craft Spot.
Well as far as I know, when two companies team up to share some crafting inspiration, there is always some Blog Candy and this is no exception.
Here are the details for winning:
Our Crafting inspiration party runs Sunday, January 11 through Saturday, January 17 (today). You will need to comment on both the  Trendy Twine blog and the Fleurette Bloom blog each day for a chance to be entered. Deadline to enter is 10:00 p.m. Central Time, Sunday, January 18.  You must also be a follower of both blogs to be eligible to win.  
One person will win both of these gift certificates.
Good luck!
While you are at the Trendy Twine blog, you'll see that we have a double post today. My awesome teammate, Migdalia, is helping me to close out the week with two awesome creations. Yay!!!
Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I was so glad to have you here. If you'd be interested, I invite you to become followers of my Facebook and Pinterest pages.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

"I'm Bananas for You"!

Happy Saturday! Today I am sharing a project with you for
This month we are showcasing the Valentine Cherry Cupcake Trendy Twine
A cute monkey and fun sentiment mixed with a sweet color of Trendy Twine = One fun Valentine for by sweet baby girl or maybe my hubby. Have you guys figured out that I love to make things for my family. I enjoy the smile I get back every time! For my project, I started out with a sheet of paper from K & Company and cut out my gift bag. I added a heart doily and the super cute monkey. I had to give the monkey a Trendy Twine bow! I added my sentiment, "I'm Banana's for you!" and finished it off with a bit of ribbon and another pinch of Trendy Twine.
Well with a sentiment like that, I had to fill up my candy chute with some bananas, right!!! I finished off the chute by wrapping it several times with the Valentine Cherry Cupcake Twine and added a matching tag and sentiment, tying it off with a bow.
Here are the products I used from Trendy Twine:
Other products used:
KaDoodle Bug Designs: You're Great Valentine
Miss Kate Cuttables: Doily
Jaded Blossom: Sentiment
SVG Cutting Files: Gift Bag
Peachy Keen Stamps: Christmas in July Face Asst.
K & Company: Patterned Paper
Various Cardstocks
Ribbon from my Stash
Thanks for dropping by! I hope you will stop by my Facebook and Pinterest pages as well. And please leave a comment if you'd like to. I always appreciate the encouragement!
Brown Sugar Challenge: #128 Pink and Red
Creative Fingers: #62 Anything Goes
Decorate to Celebrate: #91 Anything Goes
Scrappy Moms Stamps: Sugar Rush

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Congratulations on Retiring 2.0!

Here is another card I made for my friend's family member who is retiring.
The cut file is from Treasure Box Designs. The background paper is from my scrap bin so I don't remember where it is from. Sorry about that. I used a Spellbinders die for the sentiment banner. And the twine is Trendy Twine - Strawberry Cupcake.
Thanks for stopping in today.
Totally Gorjuss: #269 Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday: #354 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: #164 Anything Goes
613 Ave Create: #105 Anything Goes w/ opt Twist
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Congratulations on Retiring!

I had a friend ask me the other day to make her a card for a family member who is retiring from the nursing profession. And, of course, I made her one.
So today I am sharing a Design Team card using a cute file from

The bear comes from the Halloween Costume Bears set. These are some really cute bears!
I used a piece of Recollections 110 lb. cardstock for my base. The DP is from Echo Park's Sweet Day collection. On the polka dot strip of paper, I used a Martha Stewart punch. The sentiment is from Jaded Blossom's Simple Sayings stamp set. I really like the font on this set!

Thanks for stopping in to take a look. I truly appreciate it!

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Totally Gorjuss: #269 Anything Goes
Brown Sugar: #127 Bears
Cute Card Thursday: #354 Anything Goes

Thursday, January 1, 2015

2014 Year In Review

Well in honor of the New Year and it being Throw Back Thursday, I thought I would recap 2014.
I want to thank all my DTs that I have participated with this year, especially My Scrap Chick, KaDoodle Bug Designs, and Trendy Twine as I will continue with all three of them into 2015. I also want to thank all my followers. I started the year with about 25 followers and have gained so many more. Thank you for all your sweet comments and encouragement. I appreciate you all.
Here are some of my favorite projects from the year with a link to the original post.












I look forward to all that 2015 has in store for crafting fun. I already have some awesome GDT spots that I'm looking forward including Pause, Dream, Enjoy this month and Die Cuttin' Divas next month. I hope you will continue to drop in and visit me.

And as I always I invite you to my Facebook and Pinterest pages as well.