October Hoarders Hop

Hi everyone!  We are back with the Hoarders Hop after a summer break.  Woohoo!  We will now be hosting the hop once a quarter.  There will be inspiration along with some great prizes along the way! 

Welcome to the October Craft Hoarders Anonymous Hop! You should be coming to my blog from Wendy Robinson's blog.  To start at the beginning of the hop, and for the full list of Bloggers, go to Gloria's Blog!

We are being challenged this month to create something for the upcoming holidays so I decided to create this fun pocket card using products from Fun Stampers Journey.  I stamped three leaves from the Autumn Days stamp set with Dark Roast ink.  I then colored them with my new Pan Pastel sets.  I also added some Splatters of the Bronze Silks to the leaves.  I then added Journey Glaze to them and set them aside to dry.  In the meantime, I die-cut the Double Pocket card die out of Dark Roast cardstock.  I adhered it together and added a piece of patterned paper from the Harvest Days Prints pack to the front.  I then tied a piece of Candy Apple Satin Ribbon around the bottom and tied it in a simple knot.  Once the leaves were dry, I popped them up on the front of the pocket with foam squares.  I then tucked in two notecards made from Cranberry Bliss and Butter Cream cardstock.  On the top card I stamped the Thanksgiving sentiment from the Annual Celebration set in Dark Roast ink.  I tucked both cards inside the pockets.  To add a final touch, I added several enamel drops made from my red and gold glitter Nuvo Crystal Drops.

I just love these products so much I had to offer some of them as a Fall prize bundle.  One random lucky winner will be chosen from comments left on this blog post.  You have until Wednesday October 12th to leave a comment.  I will chose a winner that night at 8pm.  I will announce the winner.  The winner must message me to claim the Fall bundle within 48 hours.  Fall Prize Bundle now closed!  See the end of my post for the winner!

I hope you enjoy the fun Fall Pocket card and have been inspired to create something fun for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday.  Now head to Teresa Goblirsch Horner's blog for the next stop on the hop.  Have a wonderful day!

The winner of my Fall goodie package is Mcstamper!  Please send me your info to mmycomedtec316@yahoo.com by the end of Saturday October 15th to claim your prize.  Thank you to all that left such lovely comments!

Can You Case It? Challenge #137

Hi there crafty peeps!  Wow, it has been so long since I have posted.  As some of you may know, I freed up all my commitments this summer to go on maternity leave.  Well, my little angel is now just shy of three months and I am the creative bug again.  I decided to participate in the Can You Case It?  Challenge this week.  It is a color challenge which I just love!

I created a fun and fast card using all products from Fun Stampers Journey.  The stamp set is called Flock Together which is a set you can receive for free as part of our Bloom Benefits program.  I cut out a panel of Whip Cream cardstock with my Journey Rectangles.  I then stamped three feathers in Bubble Gum and River Stone inks.  I then stamped the coordinating sentiment in Black Licorice ink over the feathers.  I created a background piece with my new Confectionary Days Pan Pastels in Sweet Pear and Bubble Gum.  I adhered my stamped panel to the background and wrapped Bubble Gum Satin Ribbon around the bottom.  I then adhered this to Whip Cream cardstock.  I popped the whole panel up onto an A2 size card base made from Sweet Pear cardstock.  Finally, I added a few silver Special Celebration sequins to bring in more of that Gray element.  I hope you enjoy my take on this week's challenge  Have a great day!

May Hoarders Hop

Welcome to the May Craft Hoarders Anonymous Hop! You should be coming to my blog from Christy Houser's blog.  To start at the beginning of the hop, and for the full list of Bloggers, go to Gloria's Blog!

My husband and I are celebrating our 5 year anniversary on the 7th of May. I decided it was the perfect time to sit down and create a few more pages to add to our ever growing wedding album.  This is one of the layouts I created.  I took three pictures of me and my invites taken before the ceremony at my parents house to create the page.  The paper and embellishments are from a long hoarded stash of the "Lyric" collection by Prima.  I fell in love with this collection when it came out a few years ago, and I had to buy everything I could get my hands on.  Of course once I got it, I squirreled it all away.   Each picture is matted onto white pearlescent paper to make them stand out a bit from the background.  I used my Silhouette as well to create the doily in the background and my title.  The pictures were taken by my super talented (and professional photographer) cousin Erin Hanson

I hope you enjoyed the hop, and it inspired you to use some of your hoarded supplies.  Please make sure to visit all of the other blogs on this hop and leave these talented ladies some love.  Have a wonderful day!

You're A Star!

Hi there crafty peeps!  I am back today to share an adorable card that could be used for numerous occasions.  I created it using a stamp set from Fun Stampers Journey and beautiful ribbon from this month's Ribbon Club Kit that can be found at the Really Reasonable Ribbon store.

I stamped the star image in two different colored inks from FSJ.  I fussy cut them out and adhered both to a white cardstock panel.  The red star I popped up with foam dots.  I then adhered a puffy silver star to the top of the red star.  I added the sentiment on a strip of white cardstock over the top of the blue star with foam dots.  I wrapped Red and Turquoise Diamond Print Grosgrain around a red card base and also made a bow to adhere to the sentiment strip.  As a final touch I added Robin's Egg and Garnet Perfect Pearls around the stars in opposing colors.  I also added a few Sparkling Clear sequins to the card.  I hope you enjoy my card for today and have a wonderful week!

Things with Wings Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hi there crafty peeps!  Today is the start of a new challenge over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog. We are challenging you this time to create something with a "Things with Wings" theme.  Here is my interpretation on the theme.

I created this adorable card using one of the new Avery Elle stamp sets called Woodland Wonders.  I colored each stamped image with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and die cut the shapes out with the coordinating die set.  I created a circle window into a wood grain stamped panel of cardstock to create some added interest.  I then popped this up onto a base covered in blue patterned paper.  I layered all of my cute colored images into a small scene on the front of the card.  I also die cut out some layered of grass for the bottom to give the bunny something to stand on.  I stamped the greeting to the top left corner.  I then wrapped some natural colored hemp cord around the top from the 20lb Brights Hemp Cord Set..  This can be found in the Really Reasonable Ribbon store

I hope you enjoy this adorable woodland card.  Make sure to link up your project to join in the fun over on the blog.  Have a wonderful day!

Happy Birthday Flower Cluster

Hi there crafty peeps!  I am back today to share a quick and simple card I created using this month's Simon Says Stamp card kit and ribbon from this month's Red and Turquoise ribbon collection.

The ribbon collection can be found at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Store.

I layered two strips of the included patterned paper onto a white card base.  I then stamped and fussy cute three flowers and coordinating leaves from the stamp set.  I layered them onto the front of the card in a bunch.  I then stamped the sentiment on a scrap of white cardstock and cut it out with a border.  I popped it up with foam tape to the top of the card base.  I then wrapped 3/8" Diamond Red Satin ribbon around the card base and tied it into a simple knot.  I added Journey Glaze to the sentiment and centers of my flowers to add dimension to the card.  I hope you enjoy this simple but sweet birthday card.  Have a wonderful day!