Sunday, December 28, 2014

Be Merry!

Hello! I have one last holiday card to share with you. I couldn't share this earlier since we had one last Christmas breakfast with some family yesterday. 

This is my Christmas Pageant card. 
The stage curtain was intentional because inside, this card held theater tickets. The star of the show, the dancing elf, is from the SVG Cutting Files store here.

Here's the inside of the card. 
It was perfect since the bottom folds up to make a pocket for my tickets.

Here are all the details...
Sentiment tag from Silhouette store

Have a crafty day!!

Friday, December 26, 2014

Happy Holidays!

Hello there! Hope you all enjoyed a joyous holiday with friends and family. 
I know we enjoyed a nice couple days at home. We even got a little snow over night so technically we had a white Christmas!

I finally got all my holiday cards in the mail last Monday.

I mass produced quite a few of these which at the time seemed like I could get them done quickly until I started gluing all the little pieces. 

In the end they turned out cute. 

Christmas Cardinal from the Silhouette store
Digital Paper from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons

Have a crafty day!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Last Minute Gift Bags

Merry Christmas Eve!!

I hope you are all enjoying some nice time with friends and family. It's a day of playing games and snacking in our house. Everything from meatballs, cheese and crackers, lots of dips, cookies, and the list goes on. You'd think we have 20 people in the house but all this for just the three of us. 

I have a few little gift bags I did at the last minute for some gifts I had. These gift bags are just 5x7.

First up is my little caroler bag. 
The recipe:
Peachy Keen In the Garden Face Stamps

I'll be linking this one up to the PPPR Christmas Challenge. 

Next is my Jolly little elf bag.  
The recipe:

Finally, my Woodsy Snowman bag. I was so excited to find this paper in digital form. It is one of my favorite paper packs. 
The recipe:

Have a crafty holiday!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Holiday Cheer!

It's Friday!! what a busy week at work. Seems the days are flying by! I still have way to much to do to be ready for Christmas.

I did get this little gift project done.
It's a simple little bottle tag for this big fat jar of hot cocoa mix. 

I'm a fan of all the Chibi SVG Cutting files and this one simply called Snowmen was a perfect fit for this hot cocoa tag.

The bottle has somewhat of an odd size opening so I created my own hang tag using the Silhouette software. 

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Happy Winter!

Happy Thursday. Today I have a Digi My World project to share. It's a winter theme card using the DMW  Winter Kids Clipart file. 

Once I had my card designed, I sized the clipart on the computer and printed and cut it as a circle. You can do this with your Cameo software or by using a large circle punch or perhaps a circle die. 
I have the old Creative Memories cutting templates that worked perfectly. 

I added a snowflake which was made us the Jaded Blossom Winter Dies and the sentiment fro the Your So Cool stamps by My Creative Time. 

Have a crafty day!

Monday, December 15, 2014

SVG Cutting Files Monthly Challenge- Anything Christmas!

Hi Everyone!  There is a new challenge at SVG Cutting Files, this month we want to see all those holiday creations. Just remember, the project just include something from SVG Cutting Files. Projects should be linked on the blog or Facebook Galleria Group by January 14. As always, there is a great prize up for grabs. 

My holiday project is this new shelf sitting elf box. Its perfect to sit on the mantle or a shelf and fill with little treats. 
Other items I used for this little box are:

I hope you'll join us for this holiday challenge. 

Have a crafty day!!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Christmas Movie Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Christmas Movie Blog Hop!
As always, our hops are sponsored by SVG Cutting Files & Jaded Blossom

Sit back and enjoy this trip down memory lane as all the designers have done projects with characters from their favorite Christmas Movies... but remember, its only 
48 hours long and ends PROMPTLY at 11:59 PM PST Saturday!

You can earn the free SVG files being showcased by our talented DT by following the guides below!

One of my favorite holiday movies is a claymation show called The Year without A Santa Claus! It's not as popular as many of the others, but was always one of my favs and of course the main narrative character, Santa!

For gift Giving I am finding that gift bags are the way to go. No worrying about neat folded corners and tape when wrapping packages. Especially those odd shaped items. 

So my project is a gift bag that holds some special surprise treats. 
I used some Doodlebug papers for my base background and added the super adorable Santa cut file to the front. My sentiment is from the Merry & Bright stamp set and stamped on a tag from the Mini Tag Dies 2 die set. 

The treat bag is only 5x7 so fairly small but perfect for tiny gifts. 

Now back to how you can get this file and the others along the hop. 
1- Make sure to be a FOLLOWER on each stop along this hop. There are 10 in total.
Learn more about HOW TO FOLLOW A BLOG by clicking HERE
2- Leave a comment on each blog to show some love for the inspiration you have just seen! 
Remember 10 stops, so that means 10 comments in total!
Learn more how to LEAVE A COMMENT by clicking HERE
3- Click on the REQUEST FILES button that will be located on ONE of the stops along the way.  
Fill out the form provided and WAIT until you are verified BEFORE closing out your window. 
 If you DO NOT wait for the system to verify you, 
**Kindly remember that all our hop files abide by our TERMS OF USE
You can read all about our BLOG HOPS and how to participate HERE

Don't can't get lost on this hop with our fool proof line up below!!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Happy Holidays

Wow- it's Thursday already. 
Hope you're all enjoying the holiday season so far.

I am in holiday full decorating mode; tree up, santa collection displayed, and now working on holiday cards.

The holiday clipart in the Digi My World Store makes card making a breeze. 

The Twinkle and Sparkle Clipart is one of my favorites this time of year. 

I used scraps of holiday paper I had in my stash and then added my little elf with some foam tape. I did a simple print and cut. This elf set comes with two cute elf's and a sentiment that is super cute as well. 

Have a crafty day!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Jaded Blossom December Mini Release Blog Hop- Reindeer Food!

Hi Everyone! Welcome to Jaded Blossom's Goody Bag Die Release!.  

Now if you're here from Crystal's blog  you're in the right place, if you're just passing thru start at the beginning because you don't wanna miss anything.  I have the complete line up at the bottom of this post.

This month we are having a die release for the new Goody Bag Die $49.99
No stamps this month. 

There are so many ways to use this die. 
Today, I used both parts of the die for my little reindeer food holder.
This little Reindeer is just about the cutest little thing ever. 
He can be found here in the SVG Cutting Files Store.
Inside I filled a small bag with some oatmeal and glitter for the kiddos to sprinkle on the snow for all reindeer to find. 

Other Jaded Blossom items used today:

Goody Bag Die is a 2 piece die and is available NOW for $49.99!

Simply comment on each stop along the hop to be entered to win a $15 Gift Certificate to Jaded Blossom!

Just in case you get lost here is the Entire Line Up: 

Jaded Blossom
Barb-- you are here!
Tanya-- Your next stop!

Have a crafty day!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Jaded Blossom December Release day 2- Santa Treats

Hello! Welcome back to Day 2 of the Jaded Blossom December mini release!

My project today is a holiday themed treat box. I was thinking this could be a super cute Secret Santa gift
I used the new die and cut the box from red card stock. I added the Santa face and sentiment. Finally, I stuffed the box with some candy canes, punch a couple holes at the top so I could tie it all together with a bow. 

Here's the complete list of items I used for this project....
Santa Face #52102 in the Silhouette online store

The Goody Bag Die is available now! (limited quantities available).

Make sure to head over to Jaded Blossom to see what the rest of the team created. 

Be sure to come back tomorrow for this Mini December release blog hop!

Have a crafty day!!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Jaded Blossom December Mini Release and Challenge - A Tasty Holiday!

Hello! Jaded Blossom is having a special die release for December!
It's called the Goody Bag Die!

It's officially the holiday season and that makes me think of cookies.
The Goody Bag die works perfectly for small treats like my gingerbread cookies.
I used a die from the card mat dies to make a little window so you could see me cookies in the treat bag.
 I then cut and embossed the gingerbread boy from the Gingerbread wishes stamp and die set  to add with foam tape to the front. The sentiment is also from the Gingerbread wishes stamp set which I stamps on a tag using the Halloween Dies. 

 I used the JB A2 card sleeves to slip in 2 cookies and tie them up with a bow before inserting them into the treat bag. 

The Goody Bag Die will be available for sale starting December 1st, 12:00 am
(limited quantities available).
 There will be no stamp release this month.

Make sure to head over to Jaded Blossom to see what the rest of the team created. 

There is also a new challenge starting and it's Crafter's Choice! Please be sure you check out the challenge rules before linking over at the Jaded Blossom Blog

I'll be back tomorrow with another project using t his new die. 

Have a crafty day!!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Yellow Brick Road/Black Friday Hop!

Welcome to the "Follow The Yellow Brick Road" and  Black Friday Blog hop!

This hop is UNLIKE our traditional hops, so please read CAREFULLY !

This hop is sponsored by Jaded Blossom & SVG Cutting Files.

Jaded Blossom has 2 new awesome Stamp Sets they are offering today that we are using in our projects!

They are Bundled at $27.99!

All SVG's showcased during this blog hop are available for purchase at 

I have two fun projects for the hop today.
First up is this super cute munchkin which can be found in the  SVG Cutting Files set
called Oz Best Friends

I added a PKS face before attaching him to the base which was made using the Scallop Slider and Topper Die. I stamp the sentiment form the Special Yellow Brick road stamp set onto a tag made with the Flag Die 2.

Next I did a treat bag using the new Flying Monkey from the SVG Cutting Files set called Sock Monkey Set.

A simple bag topper using one of my all time favorite dies, the Fancy Topper Die.
I added a banner withe a sentiment, also from the Yellow Brick Road stamp set.  The banner die is from the Candy Charms and Banner Die set. 

Below you will find information for our Black Friday Sales!
*Please note Black Friday sale is ONE DAY only
Midnight - 11:59 PST

This hop is UNLIKE our traditional hops, so please read CAREFULLY all the information below!!

Hopping today will allow you to be entered for a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate from either SVG Cutting Files or Jaded Blossom.  
Two lucky people will be picked randomly as the winners!

To Enter to win, follow the guides below
1- Become a follower of EVERY blog in this hop (there are 16 in total)
2- Leave a comment on EVERY blog in this hop (again 16 total)
3- When you reach Emerald City, click on the image icon to SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY to win!

Did you lose your way to Emerald City? No problem...  
click the image below to be taken back to the Oz Game Board so you can choose your next stop!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

A Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

I am spending the holiday weekend with family in northern MN. However, it feels more like mid- January vs Thanksgiving. The temps are well below zero today!

Here is a last minute  fall card I did in a matter of minutes using this wonderful piece of Digi My World Clipart called It's Fall.

Just print, cut and add a sentiment. Doesn't get any faster than that. 
The sentiment is from my very own BugBites Autumn Splendor stamp set. 

Again, many wishes for a warm and safe holiday weekend!!!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Give Thanks!

Hi Everyone!  Thanksgiving is right around the you have your Thanksgiving cards and projects done yet?  This week SVG cutting Files has the perfect new file to help you out. 
The new file, Give Thanksmade the cutest little shaped thanksgiving card to celebrate this wonderful fall holiday.

I added a a couple shadow pieces and welded a rectangle to the bottom to make my card base. Then just needed to add my paper pieced pilgrims. 

Have a crafty day!!

Monday, November 17, 2014

JB design day- See ya later alligator!

Happy Monday!!

I have been gone traveling the last couple weeks so finally getting back into the craft room for a few days before I hit the  road again. 

I have a quick little treat card today. It's fun to leave these behind after a visit to someones office or home. 

I started with the base card using the Jaded Blossom scallop slider and Topper die.

Once I had the treats in the bag and slid through the card, I embellished with some washi tape and this cute alligator which coordinated nicely with my sentiment. 

Here's the list of other items I used to make my treat card....

 Go Wild stamp set

Have a crafty day!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Jaded Blossom November Release Blog Hop!

Hi Everyone! Welcome to 
Now if you're here from Tanya's Blog you're in the right place, if you just happened to stop by, you'll want to start at the beginning so you don't miss anything.  I have the complete line up at the bottom of this post.

My gift bag today is perfect for the baker or perhaps would make a great 
housewarming gift.
I found the apron treat box in the Silhouette store.
I added the dies from the Bakers Dies set as well as the oven mitt which I also stamped with the a sentiment from this months freebie, Bake Me Happy stamp set.

I filled it with a dip mix, some measuring spoons, and other tools.

I hope you enjoyed this weeks release projects as much as we have. 

Regular Price for the Release Package is $148.99 after 11/16.

1 - Free Stamp for customers that spend $40 or more before Taxes and Shipping! FREEBIE is only available until Sunday 11/16, 11:59pm pst.

If you order the new release, you'll get this super fun treat too!

Just leave a comment on all the blogs along the hop!
The more blogs you comment on the more chances you have to win!

1 Lucky Winner will receive this paper stack and ribbon!

Now on to the HOP....
Next up is Crystal!

Just in case you get lost here is the Entire Line Up: 
Larelyn (October Guest Designer)

Have a crafty day!

Jaded Blossom November Release Day 5- Happy New Year!

Hello Everyone, It's Release Day over at Jaded Blossom!  
We hope you all enjoyed our projects this week.  As you know we have one more Stamp Set and our November Freebie.
In case you missed my Release Day Projects, here they are:

Monday - Mini Album
Tuesday - Whisking a Happy Bday!
Wednesday- Frame Card

The New Year will be here before we know it so we have a stamp set that will get you prepared to ring in 2015!
This party favor is super easy to put together with a few scraps of paper. I started with the JB Ticket Book Die when folded over became a treat bag topper. I used the JB Miin Tag dies 2 for my sentiment and added a party hat from the SVG Cutting File Baby New Year.

Here's a look at the the full set of stamps and the freebie...

Happy New Year 

For our Freebie of the Month

Bake Me Happy

Free Stamp for customers that spend $40 or more before Taxes and Shipping! FREEBIE promotion STARTS later at 4pm PST and ends Sunday 11/16, 11:59pm pst.

Be sure to come back Later at 4pm, PST for our Stamp Release Blog Hop!  
You won't wanna miss it.
To visit the Jaded Blossom Store HERE and for Favor Boxes HERE

"Like" us Facebook and share your Jaded Blossom Stamps Creation with us in our Garden of Creativity.

Last but not least don't forget to join our November Challenge.....Thanksgiving Themed here!