Thursday, July 30, 2015

Birthday with the Carpe Diem Kit

I still have a lot of this kit left on my desk, and I needed a "quick" birthday card. So utilized some scrap strips from my last layout, made a messy background with my favorite Mama Elephant Doily stamp on a white cardbase using Charcoal Mid-Tone Ink by Hero Arts.

I used the tiny attacher to attach my strips to one another and 3L adhesive foam to attach the strips to my card. The letter stickers are from Jillibean Soup.

I think it turned out pretty cute!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015


Sometimes you need a card to kind of substitute for a hug, and let someone know they are doing great, and you are there for them. I found the perfect supplies in my July Clique Kit:

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Happy Birthday, You're old.

Something I am forever lamenting is that I don't have enough birthday stamps. That's not really true, I'm just not usually inspired to make a card that just says Happy Birthday. That being said, DH told me his brother's birthday is coming up, so I decided to use a fun set of specifically birthday stamps from Paper Smooches I love the funny "you're old, embrace it" stamp and I think it can't be used often enough! I had some papers and scraps of paper from Pinkfresh Studios Up in the Clouds collection that I've been needing to use, and my Hero Arts Ombre Inks were on the table, so I set to work. I did grab my favorite Say Cheese stamp set by Lawn Fawn (I have probably used this die so much it was a FANTASTIC buy!) I stamped the polaroid, then used distress ink in vintage photo to vintagey it up. I backed it with Pinkfresh Studio Paper (that paper I used in the background was a scrap and it reminds me of birthday candles), then I stamped the sentiments, I trimmed out the Happy Birthday Sentiment and popped it up on foam adhesive. I trimmed another piece of paper to fit my cardbase and inked around the edges. Then I decided to use some glittery washi from Pinkfresh Studios a year ago to "tape" down the polaroid. It was really a quick little card.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Thank You Tag Card

Sometimes you just need a little card... and what better to make it out of than some Medium Shipping Tags from SpiegelMomScraps! I love those new Ombre Ink pads from Hero Arts, and I have two of them right now, so I got to work making this tag:

I used a bit of Ribbon  and a Tiny Clip at the top for a touch of added embellishment. I think the ribbon looks great with the lighter portion of the ink on the tag. When you go buy your own supplies at SpiegelMomScraps be SURE and use Code : CHARITY15 for a 15% discount on your total order!
I used a little bag from V's Sweet Ideas as my envelope and the stamps are all from this set of Waffle Flower Crafts stamps.
I LOVE how this turned out!

I filmed a process video as I was making this little card.

Friday, July 17, 2015

SMS 5th Anniversary Layout Sketch Challenge Accepted!

If you've been playing along with SpeigelMomScraps 5th birthday party, then I HOPE you did the sketch challenge designed by Kat!  You have until today... at midnight to link up and you could win the grand prize! I loved the sketch that Kat came up with, you can find it here. This is my take... I needed to dig into more of my yummylicious July Clique Kit and add some details with my new favorite hearts from SMS Be sure and go pick some up... use code CHARITY15 for a 15% discount on your WHOLE order! The silver enamel shapes are from V's Sweet Ideas who is one of the prize sponsers for SpeigelMomScraps 5th Birthday Party... be sure and check everything out if you haven't already!

I can't get enough of this silly pic! The photo was taken last October when I went to crop with my scrappy sisters in Memphis. This was a super silly pic made while we were at dinner! I've got a few other pics both scrapped and unscrapped from this event. I think I'll finish scrapping them next. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Planner Challenge Accepted!

I've been so much busier this week than I originally planned, I still have a couple more challenges that I really want to get finished, but I decided to do something really brave for me and make an insert in my planner! I'm getting more and more into decorating my planner and I'm LOVING using stamps and my scrappy supplies to get this done. I had some washi and paper from Pinkfresh Studios in my stash and some stamps from V's Sweet Ideas and Mommy Lhey and some LOVELY dazzling glittery gems also by V's Sweet Ideas. I LOVE how it turned out! I've been so "scared" to do this for some weird reason... it's just paper, right?

I'm linking this up to the challenge at SpeigelMomScraps 5th birthday celebration. How many challenges have you entered?

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

July 2015 Pep Rally!

Welcome to the July Pep Rally! If you just got here from Krafty Kat's blog welcome, if you were just stopping by to check out what I have going on... you should be sure and check out the blog hop! 
Wow this kit is amazing and our challenge this month is : Anything Goes! I decided to record applying for my first passport!

I had a blast cutting apart one of those cut apart sheets! I love all the papers in this collection and was excited to layer them up. I had a bit more to write than I originally thought but really love how this one turned out!
Like what you see? Check out Clique Kits! There' s a fantastic kit, awesome add-ons available, exclusively designed products every month, special edition kits, a monthly blog hop that you can participate in and a fantastic and supportive (not to mention enabling) Facebook community!

Clique Kits 
Hannah Lemieux
Sandy G.* 
Megan Blethen 
Kim Allen 
Taina Cortes 

Friday, July 10, 2015

SpiegelMomScraps is FIVE!!!

Hello everyone and welcome to the 5th Anniversary Scrap Party of SpiegelMom Scraps!!  Jody, aka SpiegelMom, brought us all together to celebrate and party with all of you!  We have some fantastic fun planned for you, including prizes for all the challenges being introduced by each blogger.  Jody has rounded up some wonderful prizes for the challenge winners from Marion Smith Designs, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, V’s Sweet Ideas (Vanessa and Nicole are with us today), Shimmerz Paints, May DesignsWillowfields Etsy Shop and American Crafts!! 

To play along here’s what you need to do:

1.  Create a project based on any challenge introduced during this hop.

2. You may enter one challenge or do them all!

3. Link it up on this page under the appropriate InLinkz linky tool. You may link up a blog post with your newly created project (no back linking) OR use your Instagram account and link that up!  Cool right!!

4.  Have fun and share the challenges with your crafty friends.  Sharing is caring and you can win another prize just for sharing!  The blog hop and challenges are open July 10-17th at midnight CST.

5.  Winners will be announced on July 20th on the SpiegelMom Scraps website

Now, here’s the entire Scrap Party Line Up for you.  After you hop the blogs, there's a special bonus hop over on 3 YouTube Channels, starting at SpiegelMom Scrap's channel ! Don't miss out on that, there's a fabulous prize for hoping there also!!

SpiegelMom Scraps Blog - Jody
V's Sweet Ideas - Vanessa  
Charity – SMS Sparkler’sDT
Ka – Special Guest Designer
Lou – SMS Sparkler’sDT      
Nicole - V's Sweet Ideas      
Kat – SMS Sparkler’sDT      

SpiegelMom Scraps YouTube
Teresa Huckle                      

So excited you could stop by and see my project! At the end of the BLOG Hop... there's more to see over at YOUTUBE! I hope you keep hopping all the way to the end and PLEASE  play along! I actually used Jody's sketch to create my card... and my challenge to you is to crate your OWN watercolor card ! I used the Coffee Break Stamp Set from Sweet V's and heat embossed my images on watercolor paper using WHITE embossing powder.  The hearts are NEW from SpiegelMomScraps... and are AWESOME! I love felt shapes! Be sure and use code Charity15 when you shop at SpiegelMomScraps to save 15% on your order! I did get all mixed up and wound up using Jody's sketch for the card, but my challenge to you is to create your own watercolor card. Don't forget to enter in the Linky above... enter as many challenges as you'd like! Get your creative mojo in gear!!! Most of all HAVE FUN!

Don't forget you have until July 17th to link up for prizes and the prizes are AWESOME!!!  I can't wait to see what everyone makes... be sure to play and tell all your friends to play along! I hear there is a prize for sharing!!!

Good Luck everyone!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

July 2015 Clique Kits Haul!!

You just won't believe how awesome this kit is!! Here is my July Kit... Carpe Diem and the Clique into Color Kit as well!