Thursday, December 14, 2017

Winter Coffee Thank You Card

The Coffee Lovers' Blog is having a winter themed blog hop. I had so much fun playing along with the fall hop that I couldn't pass up the chance to create something for the winter hop I came up with a clean and simple winter coffee thank you card.

For this card I used the coffee cup from SRM's Coffee Plans stamp set (which also happens to be one of the prizes you can win if you play along with the hop) and the snowflake from SRM's Seasonal Plans stamp set. The greeting is an SRM sticker from Thank You Sentiments.

I stamped my background with 3 different shades of blue Distress Ink. After stamping and adding my sentiment, I felt like the card still needed something, so I added a little glitter (with some Stickles) to the center of each snowflake.

Want some more winter coffee card inspiration? Head on over to the hop for hundreds of amazing card and project ideas!

I wrote this post while participating on the SRM Design Team.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Stamped Gift Boxes

You can find me over on the SRM blog today with some Stamped Gift Boxes.

Head over to the SRM blog to see all the details on how I created them.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Kids and Dog Layout

Every year I take my kids' photos. I want the in time for the Christmas card, but I also love documenting in a bit more of a formal way how much they grow and change (and some times stay the same) every year. This year we mixed it up a bit and added our dog, Steve, to some of the photos. Today I have a kids and dog layout to share.

The photos with Steve were some of my favorite. Not only because he hammed it up in the photos, but because my kids actually smiled for real and looked natural and relaxed. Steve really is part of the family, and I'm so glad that we'll have these photos forever.

I'm trying to work through my rather large stash of paper (mostly so I have room to buy more). I dipped back into my stash of American Crafts True Stories. It may be a bit old, but man do I love the colors in this collection. I have a ton of True Stories and it's far too good to toss, so I decided to pull it back out for another round of paper crafting. You'll see it popping up in my layouts for the next month or so.

Oh, these photos! They just make me smile. Have you ever included a family pet in your annual photos? 

Monday, December 4, 2017

Personalized Containers

I'm over on the SRM blog today with some fun ways to personalize containers for gift giving.

Head on over to the SRM blog to get all the details on how I used SRM Vinyl to personalize these containers.

Monday, November 20, 2017

East West Bible Journaling

I'm over on the SRM blog today with some new East West Bible journaling.

Head on over to the SRM blog to get all of the details.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Halloween Mini Album

Ok, I know we're a couple of weeks past Halloween, but I have to get my Halloween mini album done every year before Thanksgiving. If I don't, it'll never get done.

I used Paper House Wicked Good collection. There are so many great papers and embellishments in this collection. The hardest part was trying to use all of the embellishments in one mini album (spoiler alert: I didn't use all of them, but I gave it a good effort!).

I kept my album really simple this year. I printed out my favorite photos in whatever direction the were going (horizontal or vertical) at the 3 1/2" x 5" size. I cut all of my paper to 4" x 6". Then I just put my book together sticking in both horizontal and vertical pages. You get a messier, overstuffed look to your album when you mix horizontal and vertical collections. I bound my album with just one ring in the center, but you could easily ad more binding down the edge if you want a sturdier album.

Now that my Halloween album's done, I can start working on setting up my December album! 

I wrote this post while participating on the Paper House Design Team.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Project Pad Home Decor

Hello! I'm playing around with Paper House Project Pads today here on my blog and on the Paper House blog. I've got a Project Pad home decor piece to share with you here, and if you hop on over to the Paper House blog, you can see some cards I created using the Hearts Project Pad.

For this 9"x9" home decor piece I used the Feathers Project Pad. I went with some redish orange feathers. I punched out about half a page of feathers and then started laying them out until I could make a recognizable heart shape (I didn't use all of the feathers I punched out, but this way I could mix and match sizes without stopping to punch more).

I used a bone folder to score the feathers down the center to give them a little more dimension. Then, I used Glue Dots® Glue Lines to attach the feathers to a piece of burlap printed Lake Life Paper House paper.

To pull in more orange, I layered another orange toned sheet under the burlap paper, and I added the "beyoutiful" orange and gold sentiment from Paper House Color Washed. I want to be able to swap out my decor as the seasons change, so I attached the whole thing to my wood pallet with Glue Dots® Removable Glue Squares®. They're strong enough to hold paper to wood, but still remove cleanly when I want to swap out the decor.

Want to see what else you can do with Paper House's Project Pads? Head on over to the Paper House blog where I'm sharing 2 cards made using the Hearts Project Pad.

I wrote this post while participating on the Paper House Design Team.
I wrote this post while participating on the Glue Dots® Design Team.