Sunday, January 26, 2014

RCS #62

Hello friends!  It is time for another challenge over at Red Carpet Studio.  This bi-weekly challenge is inspired by the movie The Breakfast Club.

 THE CHALLENGE:  Create a project that is inspired by the morning...Do you have a picture of your favorite "sleeping beauty?"  Do you have paper that reminds you of a comfy bed?  Do you have a favorite breakfast tradition?

I created a card using this months Stamp of the Month from Paper Wings Productions and the January Nesting Components Kit .  This month this stamp set is 40% off and comes with a full color print out of sample ideas!

 Please head on over to the Red Carpet Studio Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has created for this challenge!  Link up by Saturday February 9, 2014 for your chance to win!  

Challenges Entered

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Scrapbook Saturday

Happy Saturday everyone!  Today I am up on the Paper Wings Productions blog sharing another layout using the January Nesting Components Kit!  This kit is still available in the Paper Wings Productions shop but act fast because there are only a couple kits left in stock!  I had a lot of fun creating this layout and I was able to use up a lot of little scraps I had from previous projects using this kit!  Here is a look at my completed layout!
The pattern papers are from the 8x8 paper pad that comes in this months kit and are from the Creative Girl Collection by October Afternoon.  There are a lot of great colors and patterns in this paper pad that can be used in so many different ways.  For a complete list of all the Paper Wings Productions products I used and how I created my layout please head on over to my full blog post HERE.  Thanks so much for stopping today and enjoy the rest of your weekend!!

Challenges Entered

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Wildflower Blog Share

Welcome to the Wildflower Blog Share! If you have arrived from Jody's blog then you are in the right place! If you are just stopping by for a visit please head on over to the Clique Kits Blog and start the hop from the beginning! Trust me you do not want to miss it!! We are excited to highlight the fabulous paper line Wildflower by Carta Bella, designed by Kaitlin Sheaffer.   

Our blog share was inspired by the following quote:
May your life be like a wild flower...Growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day- Native American Proverb

Our challenge was to use something wild on our project! The Wildflower Collection of course lends itself very well to this challenge since it has so many trendy designs like florals, deer antlers, and outdoorsy Polaroids.  In keeping with Clique Kits style,  we added in some coordinating embellishments to make it our own, including some exclusive flair designed by graphic designer Lacey Igo Gasper.

I created two layouts for the blog share and I had so much fun creating with this collection.  For my first layout I used an Instagram photo of my "wild"self!  I am usually the one behind the camera so I have challenged myself last year to start being in the photos!  I used a few of the patterned papers to build up some layers behind my photo and added a few other pieces from my stash like the glassine bag!  I also used the exclusive flair created by Lacey and the wood piece is from Creative Embellishments

Next up is a layout of myself and my sweet little Gavin Isaac! He seems to make this wild and crazy face in every picture!! I just love him to pieces and can not get enough of his cuteness! I used another one of the exclusive flair created by Lacey and for my background I used this beautiful paper from the Wildflower Collection.

Next up is Lacey and she has some beautiful projects to share with you!! If you are crushing over her flair as much as we are then you will want to head on over to her shop HERE before they are gone!

We also have a fabulous prize for one randomly chosen winner who comments on all blogs and sharing on Facebook will count as an extra entry! We would also love for you to follow our blogs but it is not required for the prize drawing!

Thanks so much for stopping today and enjoy your day!

Blog Hop line up 
Clique Kits -
Gia -
Jody -
Erica -
Lacey -
Jenn -
Cathie -

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Scrapbook Saturday!

Hello friends!  Today I am up on the Paper Wings Productions blog sharing a layout I created using the January Nesting Components Kit.  These kits are still available to purchase in the Paper Wings Productions shop and are filled with amazing products and a fabulous Vintage Lace Background Stamp.  Here are a couple peeks at my layout!

To take a look at how I created my layout and the products used please head on over to the Paper Wings Productions Blog HERE!  Thanks so much for stopping today and enjoy your weekend!!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

RCS #61 - Snow Buddies

Welcome to another challenge for Red Carpet Studio!  This weeks challenge is inspired by the movie Snow Buddies and the challenge is to use snowflakes on your project.  I created a super cute card using a fun stamp set from Lawn Fawn.  This yeti is seriously the cutest!  The papers I used are from the Lawn Fawn 6x6 paper pad Peace Love Joy.

This week our challenge is sponsored by Jody Spiegelhoff from SpiegelMom Scraps Shop.

One of the participants will be randomly chosen to win a gift certificate for $15.00 off a $20.00 purchase.
SpiegelMom Scraps Shop has a fabulous selection of beautiful sequins, washi tape, wood veneers, May Arts ribbon, and much more so make sure to head on over to her shop.  Thanks so much for stopping today and I hope you will join us over at Red Carpet Studio!

Challenges Entered
Simon Says Stamp-Ice Inspiration

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Craffiti Direct

Hello!  I hope you are all enjoying your weekend!  Are you as excited as I am to see all the new product from CHA 2014?!  My crafty sister Gia is there and I can not wait to hear all about her trip!  Today I want to share with you a super cute card using my favorite Barn Wood stamp from Craffiti Direct.  There are so many great ways to use a background stamp and today I want to share with you another way I have used this stamp.  First I started with some Hero Arts Neon Ink, some white cardstock and the Barn Wood stamp.

I stamped it out onto the white cardstock and then ran it through my Cuttlebug.  I wanted to create a fun colorful banner to go across my card and the Hero Arts Neon Ink and the Barn Wood stamp set were perfect to create a fun pattern.

After my Barn Wood shaped were cut out I die cut a few more shapes using some scrap patterned paper on my desk and finished off my card with a simple sentiment and adhered to my card base!
Craffiti Direct has a variety of fabulous stamps sets to chose from so head on over to their shop and pick some up today!  Also do not forget to like them on Facebook to stay up to date on sales, products and giveaways!!!  Thanks so much for stopping today and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Challenges Entered
Jo's Scrap Shack-Anything Goes
TTCRD-Anything Goes
TPE232-Thank You

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Laughing Lola Blog Share

Welcome to the Laughing Lola Blog Share!  If you have arrived from Jody's blog you are in the right place.  If you are just stopping by please visit HERE to start from the beginning.

Several months ago some paper crafting friends and I started doing monthly blog shares featuring a designer paper collection, inspired by a quote, and a challenge theme. To celebrate and express gratitude for the inspiration, encouragement, and support shared with scrappy crafty friends, we host blog shares to feature projects to inspire others (and made with products we shared) ! We hope that you will connect with us and join the fun each month.

Here is the line-up of blogs you will not want to miss. 

Lynn Darda 
Gia Lau 
Jody Spiegelhoff 
Erica Thompson 
Cassandra Henson 

Our projects were inspired by this quote:
The challenge this month was to use a heart or a home (ie. house) in a project. 
I created two projects for this share.  One mini album and one layout with a picture of my two youngest babies.  The Laughing Lola collection does have a lot of purple in it but it definitely can be used in a masculine way.  Here is a look at my mini album first.  I cut down a few of the patterned papers to different sizes and then folded them in half and layered them all together and then used my sewing machine to stitch up the middle for the spine.
I love the embellishments in the Laughing Lola collection and this camera on the cover is one of my favorites!  I also added a shipping tag on the cover from SpiegelMom Scraps Shop.
I used some acrylic paint and a paint brush to write out the word Love on this page and then used a background stamp and stamped a few different place with the same paint around the word.

Next up I have my layout to share with you using a photo of my two youngest babies.  Big brother Gavin wanted to pack up his baby brother Eli into this box and ship him out!  He was kind enough to include Eli's cup of juice in the box with them!  I love my days with my babies and their wild and crazy days!  I always try to capture as much as I can of them so they have these memories to look back at!

Thank you so much for stopping today!  I hope you enjoyed my project shares!  Your next stop is 

 For a chance to win a CTMH My Acrylix "Lots of Love" stamp set you will need to leave a comment on each of the participants' blogs. For added chances to win the stamp set, become a "new follower" (extra entry for each new blog you follow). You will have till Saturday night to comment. Lynn will announce the winner on her blog,From My Bungalow on Sunday afternoon. We are especially thankful this month to Lynn Darda for sponsoring this Blog Share and encourage you to visit her online store HERE.  Have a fabulous day!

Challenges Entered

Love Tags

Hello friends!  Today I am up on the Paper Wings Productions blog sharing 3 lovely tags featuring products from the Paper Wings Productions Shop.  I received the new stamp set Valentine Wishes the other day and could not wait to start using it!  Here is a look at one of my cards I made and you can check out how I made this tag HERE.
I love how the embossed gold looks on the tag!  Make sure to head on over to the Paper Wings Productions blog to see the other 2 tags and a list of productions used!  Thanks so much for stopping today and enjoy your day!!

Challenges Entered

Great Impressions-Use Something New
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge Blog-Anything Goes
Love to Scrap-Anything Goes

Friday, January 3, 2014

Paper Wings Productions January Blog Hop

WELCOME to the Paper Wing Productions Design Team Blog Hop & Giveaway!  If you've arrived here from Dana's 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.

We have come up with a fun challenge for 2014.  Each month our designers will be given a challenge of creating their projects using a certain color scheme.  This month our theme is White.  It will be so much fun to see how each designer interprets the color.  Go grab your favorite snack, 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, January 7th, 2014 on the Paper Wings Productions blog.

When I think of White I think of simple, clean, fresh and of coarse weddings!  I have created two simple and clean cards that would be perfect to give to celebrate a wedding!  I used one stamp from the Paper Wings Productions stamp set A Banner Day for both of my cards.  For my first card I used a white card base and then ran a white panel through a polka dot embossing folder.  I ran it through twice so that I could leave a strip of the panel nice and flat for some stamping and added two thin strips of glitter paper above and below my sentiment.  To finish off my card I added two white enamel dots and popped the layer up from the card base with some pop dots.

My second card also uses a white card base and I ran the whole panel through the same polka dot embossing folder.  Next I cut a white piece of cardstock into a banner shape and stamped the sentiment along the whole piece starting in the middle and working my way up and then down to create a ombre effect using the stamping off technique.  To finish off the card I added two strips of glitter paper along the sides of my banner and tied a bow at the top of the banner.

I hope you enjoyed all the fabulous projects today and have been inspired to create!  We want to thank you for hopping with us today and make sure to head back over to Paper Wings Productions blog to leave a comment for your chance to win!

***Here is the complete line up just in case you get lost along the way***

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

Paper Wings Productions Blog “The Aviary­ -

Let Your Creativity Take Flight!