Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th of July!

Hello All! 
I hope you are having a wonderful day with friends, family & loved ones!
We don't have any plans for the weekend, other than my boy's 4th birthday party on Saturday.

Here is my contribution to the MelJen's challenge this week.
I hope you are inspired to join us over here!

I used Army Bear for this card.

I completed the inside as well ..

Happy Crafting my friends!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Pretty In Pink

Join us for a Pretty in Pink Challenge over at MelJen's Challenge Blog this week!

I used A Girl and Her Kitty Image and colored her two ways, but kept the same layout, papers and color theme for both cards.

Hope to see you there!

Stay Crafty My Friends!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A Fancy Fold First for Me!!

Hello There Fellow Crafters! 
It's my DT Day and for your viewing pleasure and hopefully inspiration, 
I have created a Tri-Fold Shutter Card for you
featuring Bumble Bear Smile!

This card was completely inspired by 
I'll be honest, I've never done a fancy fold card before. I've steered clear for a number of reasons, but when I saw her fancy fold, I thought I just had to give it a try! 

I hit a few speed bumps in my creation. The one I hit repeatedly was my cutting. 
I was mismeasuring some of the spaces and had to recut and recut. LOL! But aside from that, I had fun! I will be posting a tutorial on how I made this card next month, so watch out for it!

Thanks for visiting & stay crafty my friends!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Bling It Up with MelJen's!

It's time for another Challenge over at MelJen's! Wanna get in on it? Just Bling up your favorite MelJen's Design Image and link up with us on the Challenge Blog!

I used Lazy Susan Buggies and blinged them up with my Stardust Pen & a couple rhinestones. DP is from Echo Park 6x6 "a walk in the park" pad and the sentiment is from Amy R over at All That Scraps!

I'll be entering this lovely into the following Challenges:
CMC Challenge Anything Goes.
Aud Sentiments - "friend"
Delightful Challenges - Celebrate Friendship

See you over in the Challenge Section!

Happy Crafting My Friends!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Riley's Birthday Wishes!

So it's been a while since I've entered into any challenges and I thought with the current inspiration going on at some of my favorite blogs I should enter! Along with that I participated in a Card Swap with fellow Paper Divas on FaceBook, so this all worked out... cards for a swap and a challenge or two!

Here's my step by step as I created these cards...

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

Wish me luck my friends! Happy Crafting!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Shamrocks and a Challenge!

Join us over at MelJen's Blog for a Sham-Rockin' good time!!

Remember to use a MelJen's Image & be sure to put some green on it!!

Thanks for visiting!

Happy Crafting my friends!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Making a Valentine's Treat Holder

Helloooo Crafting Friends! 
Today is my Design Team Member day & I thought I'd share a how-to with you!  
I made these super Cute Valentine's for my girls and they were a hit with the 1st and 5th grades! You could make them for any holiday or occasion all you need to do is change the paper to fit your theme.. and of course, choose the right MelJen's image!! 
Here they are....

I started by cutting a piece of card stock at 4.25" & 5.5"

Then flip the card stock over, along one 4.25" side, I ran a strip of adhesive (1). Then along the bottom of the page 3/4 of the length of the paper (3). Finally along the top I run a 2.5" strip of adhesive right along the middle (2). I know the adhesive is hard to see, but looking at this picture, imagine the adhesive making a backwards L, then the strip across the top. I added the numbers for you during the folding process. 
(My actual treat holders didn't have the numbers. The other option would be to run a strip of adhesive completely across the top as you do along the bottom, but I hate wasting adhesive, so I don't do that.) 
 Step 3 is to roll the paper like a toilet paper roll... you're going to attach the two short sides (1).
Then pinch together the short strip along the top (2)... when you are pinching, look at it to be sure your adhesive is centered. If you pinch in the wrong place you will be pinching adhesive with adhesive and half of the tube won't have anything to stick to.
 Next, turn your tube over and put your candies inside. For my 1st grader I used M&M's. For my 5th grader I used Reeses Heart shaped Candies.
 Once your candy is inside, pinch the other end closed. Pinch it opposite of the first end. Your adhesive (since it is 3/4 of the page) will seal the entire end if you are pinching it correctly.
Finally, run one end through your crimper about 1/2 an inch, then the other end.

Your final treat holder will look like a sour cream package, attach your favorite MelJen's Valentine image and your treats are done!

I made 40 of these in one day. They are quick & easy!

Happy Crafting!