Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Awesome Things Tuesday Link Party

PARTY TIME!


Welcome back to another week of Awesome Things Tuesday! This week's features are all really awesome. Is one of them yours? 


This week's features: 

Don'ts of Blog Photography from Busy Being Jennifer

6 don'ts of blog photography - BusyBeingJennifer.com

No Bake Raspberry Lemon Cookie Cups from Spoonful of Flavor

No Bake Raspberry Lemon Cookie Cups are a gluten free, dairy free, and vegan dessert! Made with coconut, lemon, raspberries and a few simple ingredients.

DIY Plank Wall from Making it in the Mountains

DIY Plank Wall | making it in the mountains

And the most clicked link from last week...


Watercolor Circles Clip Art from Clemintine Creative
free watercolor circle textures


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Now that you've seen my picks for last weeks features go check out these other amazing women and what they picked!







Randi Sowders - Sowdering About in Seattle

Ashley Emmett - My Craftily Ever After

Lindsay Fekitoa - Frenchie Wraps

Dee LeBrilla - Cupcakes & Crowbars

Danielle Cole Reeves - Busy Moms Helper

Melanie Artz - Artzy Creations



We've also created a Pinterest board dedicated to the awesome things you link up each week! Make sure you are following it because we will be pinning ALL of our favorite lines, not just the features!




Please read and follow the rules before adding your link.

  1. You may link up as many projects as you would like. They need to be YOUR creations and projects.
  2. Link directly to your post and NOT to your main blog.
  3. Please no giveaways, promotions, items for sale, roundups, or posts that do not belong to you.
  4. Please make sure to click and check out the other projects linked up!

*By submitting your link you are authorizing me to post your projects and pictures as a feature and on various social media websites along with links to your post. I have the right to delete links that do not adhere to the rules.




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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Thoughts of Butterflies

I made this card quite some time ago when stamping with some friends and I just never got around to posting it. So now I'm finally sharing it with you. Some of the products have since retired, but I bet you could re-do the same card with current supplies and it would be just a beautiful if not more!



  • Crumb Cake card stock 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored at 4-1/4"
  • Pool Party card stock 3-1/4" x 4-1/2"
  • Very Vanilla card stock 3" x 4-1/4"
  • Crumb Cake ribbon 10"
  • Stamps: Loving Thoughts, Papillion Potourri, Flowering Flourishes, En Francais
  • Ink: Soft Suede, Pool Party, Midnight Muse, Stazon
  • Accessories: Stampin' Sponge, Crumb Cake Taffeta Ribbon, Glue Dots, Dazzling Details, Sponge Dauber, Delicate Butterfly Punch


Fold the Crumb Cake card stock on the score line. Stamp the En Francais background image onto the card front in Soft Suede ink. Sponge Soft Suede ink around the edges of the card front.

Next take the piece of Very Vanilla card stock and stamp the flourish image from Flowering Flourishes onto the card stock in Pool Party ink. Stamp the greeting from Loving Thoughts onto the bottom of the card stock in Midnight Muse ink then sponge Soft Suede ink around all four sides.

Glue the stamped Very Vanilla card stock onto the Pool Party card stock. Wrap the Crumb Cake ribbon around the panel just above the greeting and tie it into a knot. Stick this layer onto the card front with a few Stampin' Dimensionals.


Now for the butterflies! Take a scrap of Very Vanilla card stock and stamp the butterfly image from Papillion Potpourri three times in Stazon ink. Take a sponge dauber and sponge Pool Party ink in just the center of the butterfly. Then sponge Midnight Muse in the center of the butterfly making sure you don't cover all of the Pool Party ink.


Punch out each of the butterflies with the delicate butterfly punch and glue them onto the card front all in a row with Glue Dots.


To add a little shimmer to the butterflies scribble some Dazzling Details onto the wings of the butterflies an allow it to dry.

For the envelope I just stamped the image from Flowering Flourishes a couple times in the lower left hand corner in Pool Party ink and sponged Soft Suede around the edges.

Ta da! Done!


Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Awesome Things Tuesday Link Party

PARTY TIME!


Welcome back to another week of Awesome Things Tuesday! This week's features are all really awesome. Is one of them yours? 


This week's features: 

Grandma's Picture Board from The Happy Scraps

grandmas-picture-board

How to Crochet a T-Shirt Rug from Hidden Treasure Crafts & Quilts

DIY: How to Crochet a T-Shirt Rug

Recovering an Ottoman from Karen's Up on the Hill

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And the most clicked link from last week...


Raspberry-Cream-Cheese-Ice-Cream-Pie


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Now that you've seen my picks for last weeks features go check out these other amazing women and what they picked!







Randi Sowders - Sowdering About in Seattle

Ashley Emmett - My Craftily Ever After

Lindsay Fekitoa - Frenchie Wraps

Dee LeBrilla - Cupcakes & Crowbars

Danielle Cole Reeves - Busy Moms Helper

Melanie Artz - Artzy Creations



We've also created a Pinterest board dedicated to the awesome things you link up each week! Make sure you are following it because we will be pinning ALL of our favorite lines, not just the features!




Please read and follow the rules before adding your link.

  1. You may link up as many projects as you would like. They need to be YOUR creations and projects.
  2. Link directly to your post and NOT to your main blog.
  3. Please no giveaways, promotions, items for sale, roundups, or posts that do not belong to you.
  4. Please make sure to click and check out the other projects linked up!

*By submitting your link you are authorizing me to post your projects and pictures as a feature and on various social media websites along with links to your post. I have the right to delete links that do not adhere to the rules.




Friday, May 8, 2015

Bright Blossom

This is another card that I made a long time ago that I never go around to posting. I think it's been sitting in my drafts folder for a couple of years. But it's still cute so I'm going to share it with you anyway...



  • Lucky Limeade card stock 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored at 4-1/4"
  • Tempting Turquoise DSP 1-1/2" x 4"
  • Whisper White 1/2" x 4"
  • Stamps: Curly Cute
  • Ink: Lucky Limeade, Melon Mambo
  • Accessories: Chevron embossing folder, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch, Stampin' Sponge, Vintage Faceted Buttons, 1/2" Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, 2-Way Glue Pen, Glue Dots, Multipurpose Liquid Glue

To make this one fold the Lucky Limeade card stock on the score line. Run the card front through the Big Shot in the Chevron embossing folder. Next use the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch on a scrap of So Saffron card stock. Then adhere that punched ribbon behind the edge of the Tempting Turquoise DSP with 2-Way Glue Pen. Stick this layer onto the card front with a few Stampin' Dimensionals. 

For the greeting stamp the image from Curly Cute onto the strip of Whisper White card stock in Lucky Limeade ink. Use Paper Snips to trim one end of the card stock into a banner shape then run the card stock over your fingers to make it kinda wavy. Use a Stampin' Dimensional in the peaks of each wave to stick the greeting onto the card front. 


For the flower use the Blossom Punch three times on Pink Pirouette card stock. Use a Stampin' Sponge with Melon Mambo ink to sponge the edges of all three flower blossoms. Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to glue two of the flowers together. 

For the last flower take Paper Snips and trim between two of the petals towards the center of the flower. Apply a little liquid glue onto one of the petals and adhere it behind the petal on the other side of the slit. This forces the flower into kind of a cone shape and lifts it up off the card. Use Paper Snips to trim off the point of the cone and use more liquid glue to glue the cone flower inside the other layered flowers. 

Now use the 1/2" Circle punch on a scrap of So Saffron card stock and press it into the glue inside the cone flower. Then just use a glue dot to stick a Vintage Faceted Button into the center of the flower. 


Now you have a bright and fun card ready to give!


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Awesome Things Tuesday Link Party

PARTY TIME!


Welcome back to another week of Awesome Things Tuesday! This week's features are all really awesome. Is one of them yours? 


This week's features: 
Lemon Bundt Cake from A Pretty Life

Lemon Bundt Cake {A Pretty Life}

DIY Coffee Table from C.R.A.F.T.

table makeover

Raspberry Rum Punch from Hairspray & Highheels

Try out this super refreshing and delicious Raspberry Rum Punch recipe!

And the most clicked link from last week...




SOUPer Simple Vintage/Garden Hostess Gift


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Now that you've seen my picks for last weeks features go check out these other amazing women and what they picked!







Randi Sowders - Sowdering About in Seattle

Ashley Emmett - My Craftily Ever After

Lindsay Fekitoa - Frenchie Wraps

Dee LeBrilla - Cupcakes & Crowbars

Danielle Cole Reeves - Busy Moms Helper

Melanie Artz - Artzy Creations



We've also created a Pinterest board dedicated to the awesome things you link up each week! Make sure you are following it because we will be pinning ALL of our favorite lines, not just the features!




Please read and follow the rules before adding your link.

  1. You may link up as many projects as you would like. They need to be YOUR creations and projects.
  2. Link directly to your post and NOT to your main blog.
  3. Please no giveaways, promotions, items for sale, roundups, or posts that do not belong to you.
  4. Please make sure to click and check out the other projects linked up!

*By submitting your link you are authorizing me to post your projects and pictures as a feature and on various social media websites along with links to your post. I have the right to delete links that do not adhere to the rules.




Thursday, April 30, 2015

BYOP Boxed Card Set

This project includes five over the top cards that each show a different method for holding a gift card inside the card. With this project we explore using the BYOP stamp set and Adventure Bound Designer Series Papers to create five beautiful cards and a lovely storage box to keep them in. You will get the opportunity to use each and every image included in the BYOP stamp set to create cards for five different occasions.


This project was designed by yours truly! If you have a chance, please head on over to Craft Project Central and leave a comment on my project to be entered to win a free subscription to the April edition of Craft Project Central. 

This is also the bonus project for April which you can earn for free with your April subscription by doing just one of the following: 
  • Subscribing to two or more months in a row. 
  • Putting the Craft Project Central badge on your blog. 
  • Or by referring a friend and when they subscribe just let us know about it! 

If you would like to subscribe to the April edition of Craft Project Central and get 10 wonderful tutorials for only $10 then click HERE!

More April projects that you may have missed:


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Something Borrowed Gift Ensemble

Paper flowers are a great way to dress up any table for a Spring party.  Use this floral display around cupcakes, candles, or a cake stand.  After the party, you can use the wreath to decorate your door.  The neutral colors of the Something Borrowed Designer Series Paper will work well with most party themes and home décor.


This lovely project was designed by Melissa! If you have a chance please head on over to Craft Project Central and leave Melissa a comment on her project. 

If you would like to subscribe to the April edition of Craft Project Central and get 10 wonderful tutorials for only $10 then click HERE!

More April projects that you may have missed:


Saturday, April 25, 2015

Confetti Altered Journal and Prompts Set

This Confetti Altered Journal and Prompts Set gets your creative juices flowing!  This set includes an altered art journal waiting to be filled and a jar filled with prompts to stimulate your creativity!  This is a wonderful set to gift to yourself or to a friend!  You can even invite a class to come up with different sets of prompts to share!


This fabulous project was designed by Michelle! If you have a chance please head on over to Craft Project Central and leave Michelle a comment on her project. 

If you would like to subscribe to the April edition of Craft Project Central and get 10 wonderful tutorials for only $10 then click HERE!

More April projects that you may have missed:


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Baseball Fever

Baseball season is here! This gift set is for the ultimate baseball fan. It includes a baseball gift box with a customizable key chain, a matching card, and a game-day journal to keep track of your favorite player's schedule, stats and memories. It is perfect for the baseball mom or dad who wants to chart their little-league slugger's rise to the majors.


This fun project was designed by Boni! If you have a chance please head on over to Craft Project Central and leave Boni a comment on her project. 

If you would like to subscribe to the April edition of Craft Project Central and get 10 wonderful tutorials for only $10 then click HERE!

More April projects that you may have missed:



Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Awesome Things Tuesday Link Party

PARTY TIME!


Welcome back to another week of Awesome Things Tuesday! This week's features are all really awesome. Is one of them yours? 


This week's features: 

DIY Deck Stair Gate from Mama Mommy Mom

DIY Deck Stair Gate for Backyard Safety

Chocolate Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

Frosted Dollar Store Vases from Making it in the Mountains

Frosted Dollar Store Vases | making it in the mountains

And the most clicked link from last week...


Sew You from Paper Seedlings






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Now that you've seen my picks for last weeks features go check out these other amazing women and what they picked!







Randi Sowders - Sowdering About in Seattle

Ashley Emmett - My Craftily Ever After

Lindsay Fekitoa - Frenchie Wraps

Dee LeBrilla - Cupcakes & Crowbars

Danielle Cole Reeves - Busy Moms Helper

Melanie Artz - Artzy Creations



We've also created a Pinterest board dedicated to the awesome things you link up each week! Make sure you are following it because we will be pinning ALL of our favorite lines, not just the features!




Please read and follow the rules before adding your link.

  1. You may link up as many projects as you would like. They need to be YOUR creations and projects.
  2. Link directly to your post and NOT to your main blog.
  3. Please no giveaways, promotions, items for sale, roundups, or posts that do not belong to you.
  4. Please make sure to click and check out the other projects linked up!

*By submitting your link you are authorizing me to post your projects and pictures as a feature and on various social media websites along with links to your post. I have the right to delete links that do not adhere to the rules.