Sunday, December 29, 2013

RCS #60-"New Year's Eve"

I hope you all had a very merry Christmas  and are ready for the new year!  I know I am ready for 2014 and what is to come!  Today I am here to bring you the last challenge for Red Carpet Studio in 2013! This weeks challenge is inspired by the movie New Years Eve and the challenge is to create a project using something new!  
For my layout I am using a new paper pad and I am using a photo I took on Instagram of my new editing software my love surprised my with for Christmas!!

I hope you will join us in our last challenge of 2013!  Our sponsor this week is Sparkly Sweet Craft Notions and one lucky, randomly chosen winner will receive their choice of 3 one yard ribbon samples! Don't forget, the team will also be choosing their 3 favorite projects be featured in our "Spotlight!"

Thanks so much for stopping and please head on over and check out what the rest of the design team has created HERE.

Challenges Entered
Paper Issues-Shiny and New

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Perfect Numbers

Well it is snowing like crazy here in Illinois after a day of freezing rain mother nature has decided to coat us with a ton of snow!  It sure does look beautiful out there but I am definitely staying indoors today!  I have some great projects to share with you today over at the Paper Wings Productions blog and would love for you to stop over and take a look!  I am featuring a fabulous stamp set that is a must have for all stampers!  We all need a great numbers set and this one is perfect!!  Perfect Numbers.  and this stamp set is also included in the December Nesting Components Kit which is up for sale now in the Paper Wings Productions Shop. 
Here is a look at one of my cards using this great stamp set.
To find out how I created this card and two see my other two projects please head on over to the Paper Wings Productions Blog and let me know what you think!  Thanks so much for stopping and if you are being hit with this crazy weather please be safe!  Enjoy your day!

Challenges Entered
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog-Stamp out
TTCRD-Anything Goes

Sunday, December 15, 2013

RCS #59

Welcome to another challenge over at Red Carpet Studio!  This week we are teaming up with Stuck?! Sketches who have provided a fabulous sketch to go along with our challenge!  By creating a layout using their sketch and our challenge theme, you're eligible to enter both challenges and win prizes!  Our challenge this week is inspired by the movie How The Grinch Stole Christmas.
Our challenge is to create a layout using the provided sketch and adding a Christmas tree.  It can be on the layout or in your picture.   Here is a look at my layout using this sketch.

Our sponsor is The Paper Nest Dolls and one lucky, randomly chosen winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to their store! Don't forget, the team will also be choosing their 3 favorite projects be featured in our "Spotlight!"  I hope you will join us this week with this great challenge and make sure to check out what the rest of the design team came up with using this sketch HERE!  Thanks for stopping and have a great day!!!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Scrapbook Saturday with PWP

Hello!!  It has been way to long since I have last posted to my blog!  This week has been so crazy busy and on top of that our sweet baby Eli caught a nasty cold!  Today I am up on the Paper Wings Productions blog for Scrapbook Saturday sharing a layout I created with the December Nesting Components Kit.  I swear I say this every month but this really is my most favorite kit yet!  Carrie has picked out some amazing products this month and I was so excited when my kit arrived in the mail! 
If you are looking for a fabulous kit to work with this month the December Nesting Components Kit is the one for you!  Here is a peek at my layout using this months kit!
For details on how my layout came together and to get a look at the completed layout please head on over to my blog post HERE.  I also have a quick video for you so you see the contents of this great kit!!  Enjoy!

 Thanks so much for stopping and enjoy your day!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Paper Wings Productions Winter Blog Hop

WELCOME to the Paper Wing Productions Design Team Blog Hop & Giveaway!  If you've arrived here from the Paper Wings Productions blog, then you're in the right place.  If you’re just stopping by for a visit, please CLICK HERE to start from the beginning.
This month our theme is Winter.  So grab something warm, get comfortable and enjoy the hop.
The main prize is a $25.00 gift certificate to the Paper Wings Productions online store.

For a chance to win all you need to do is:
  • be a follower of the Paper Wings Productions blog
  • visit each of the participating designer's blogs and leave a comment
  • come back and leave us a comment on the pwp blog telling us you completed the hop.
To increase your chances of winning: like our Facebook page and/or invite your friends to the hop.  Be sure to leave a separate comment for each of your additional entries. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, Dec 10th, 2013 on the Paper Wings Productions blog.

Thank you so much for hopping with us today I am very excited to be sharing a super simple project today that first started out just being a single card but then lead into a gift bag, card and tags!  I just could not stop creating with my Paper Wings Productions stamps!  I started with my card and used the stamp sets Holiday Tags and Christmas Mix It Up. 
After creating my card I realized I wanted to add this to the front of a bag and give it as a gift so I ran up to my kitchen grabbed a paper lunch sack and first ran it through my Cuttlebug to add some embossed polka dots to the bag.  Next I took some decorative scissors and trimmed off the top of the bag and then began adding a few stamped images from Holiday Mix It Up, Holiday Tags and Snowman Love.  I then cut a slit in the bag so I could then slip the card in and it would be displayed nicely on the front of the bag!  This bag will be perfect to package up some sweet holiday treats for Christmas and some handmade tags to go on the treat bags is just the perfect touch!  The Holiday Tags stamp set is the perfect set to help you create and customize your very own tags!  After adding my treats and tags to the inside of the bag I finished it off with a some ribbon that I tied in a bow and I now have a beautiful handmade gift to give this holiday season!

Thank you all so much for stopping today I hope you enjoyed my project and it has you in the mood to create something special!  The Paper Wings Productions shop has just what you need to make your holiday projects sparkle so make sure to head on over and check them out after you hop!  Your next stop is IRIT'S blog and you are going to love what she has to share with you all today!!  Enjoy!
***Here is the complete line up just in case you get lost along the way***

Erica Rose Thompson -
Irit Shalom -
Katie Smith -
Norma Gomez -
Carrie Avery -
Amber Rasmuss -
Cathi O’Neill -
Dana Tatar -

Paper Wings Productions Blog “The Aviary­ -

Let Your Creativity Take Flight!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Happy Holidays

Hello friends!  I am excited to be sharing with you another card using the fabulous stamps from Craffiti Direct.  If you missed my post a couple weeks ago on how I received 2 free stamp sets from Craffiti Direct please check it out HERE!  I am also proud and excited to announce that I will be a regular blogger for Craffiti Direct and will be posting a couple times a month!  There is something exciting coming soon so stay tuned and make sure you follow them and like them on FACEBOOK!  For today's card I used the lovely background stamp BARNWOOD and a holiday sentiment from CUTE CHRISTMAS.  I stamped the background stamp in Cherry Cobbler ink from Stampin Up and stamped it onto white cardstock. I then added a great glittery snowflake that I die cut with a Stampin Up die and adhered it to a black card base.
I love that it is simple, pretty, and festive all in one card!  There are so many great possibilities with the BARNWOOD background stamp!  If you are unfamiliar with Craffiti Direct please head on over to there online shop HERE!  You will find great stamps that are reasonably priced and have been made exclusively in the USA!  You can also find them on PINTEREST so make sure you follow them for some amazing inspiration!  Thank you all so much for stopping today and I hope you enjoyed my card using Craffiti Direct stamps!

Challenges Entered
Curtain Call-Christmas Countdown
The Pink Elephant-TPE28 Winter
Jo's Scrap Shack-Get In The Spirit
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge-Make your own Background