Monday, December 15, 2014

Brushed Butterflies Card Workshop

Contact me if you'd like to attend this workshop!

Saturday, January 31st - 1:00 p.m. - $15

We'll make three lovely cards featuring beautiful butterflies and the new Brushed paper pack.

Are you interested in making the project but can't make the above dates?  Contact me for more options!

Friday, December 12, 2014

PPA Team Blog Hop - Gift Giving

The Pineapple Paper Artists are showing off all the beautiful new paper packs, stamp sets, and embellishments of Annual Inspirations with a great new blog hop.  Whether you are just beginning your journey or you came here from Amy, the Pineapple Paper Artist, I hope you will continue on until you are inspired by everyone's gifty projects.

Each year I hope to make one of a kind tags for all of my gifts, but rarely does it happen. So to get me inspired, I decided to make a few for this blog post.  I had so much fun I made more than I had planned.  And they were so quick and easy, I'm sure I could whip out a dozen or more in no time!
  • The Noel, Christmas Cheer, and Joy elements are all cut out from the new Artfully Sent Cricut Collection (Z3017).  These elements were designed to be pocket cards used in our Picture My Life scrapbooking system.  But as you can see, they have so many other uses!  I cut them smaller than you would to use in pocket pages and they look great on the tags.
  • The paper used, including the lovely background, all came from the Yuletide Carol Paper Pack (X7187B).  The paper in this collection is so versatile it can be used for almost any occasion, not just for Christmas.
  • Don't forget to use Metallic Baker's Twine (Z1921) when tying up your tags.  The extra sparkle makes all the difference!

I hope you are inspired to make some gift tags of your own. Next, hop on over to what fun project Martha created!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Monday, December 8, 2014


December 14, 2014
Noon - 5:00 p.m.

6680 Routes 5 & 20
Bloomfield, NY 14469
(Doug Turnbull Restoration)

Stop by and visit!  I'll have many one-of-a-kind gifts, my reader pillows, scrapbook layouts, cards, and gift boxes.  And there will be many other artists and vendors.  

Sunday, December 7, 2014

PPA Team Blog Hop: CTMH Seasonal Expressions--Hostess Sets

At this month's team meeting we were presented with a challenge.  We were to create a project with each of the new Hostess Rewards stamp sets from the Season Expressions Idea Book.  All we were provided were a few pieces of B&T, ink, cardstock, and adhesive.  Quite a challenge when you usually create in a room full of supplies!  But it was fun to see the different projects created with a limited number of supplies.  And now you can enjoy them too.  Whether you came from Amy's blog, or are starting here, I hope you'll enjoy viewing all these quick and easy projects.

Variety of Thanks (B1471)
Hostess Reward Stamp Set ... Only $6!

A Thing Well Done (C1606)
Hostess Reward Stamp Set ... Only $8!

Love This Story (B1472)
Hostess Reward Stamp Set ... Only $6!

  • I cut different width strips from a 6" x 12" piece of B&T from the new Heartstrings (X7193B) paper pack.  The two colored patterns, Cranberry and Lagoon, are the two different sides of the same paper.  I attached the strips onto a White Daisy (1385) background.
  • I added squares of Hollyhock (1246) and Crystal Blue (1292) cardstock.
  • I stamped the sentiment into a piece of White cardstock with Cranberry (Z2116) and Lagoon (Z2195) inks, cut them out, and attached them to the layout with 3D Foam Tape (Z1151).
  • Yes, it's a little plain right now, but after I add some pictures I can pick coordinating embellishments and it will look great!
Hostess Rewards stamp sets are significantly discounted and ONLY AVAILABLE for purchase with hostess credit. There are ten of these sets in Annual Inspirations and three more in the current Seasonal Expressions (available from December 1st, 2014 through March 31st, 2015).  Contact me to schedule a gathering so you can earn Hostess Rewards credit to buy these fabulous sets!

Next, visit Martha's blog to see her take on this challenge!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Color Dare #119 - Cranberry & New England Ivy

Welcome to the weekly Color Dare Challenge from Color My Heart.  Each Friday the design team announces a color palette for you to use to create your project.  You can create any type of project you'd like, as long as you use the chosen colors.  If you don't have the actual Close To My Heart colors, just use a similar substitute!

Color Dare #121 - Cranberry & New England Ivy

If you haven't finished your Christmas cards yet this year, you're in good company.  But don't despair, there is still time.  I hope this quick card full of holiday spirit will inspire you to start stamping!
How will this week's color combination inspire you?   Visit Color My Heart for more information about the challenge, get inspired by the design team, and upload your project.  I hope you'll join the Color Dare!