Friday, April 25, 2014

Digi My World Catch A Wave Blog Hop

Hi there! Welcome to the Catch a Wave Blog hop and April release!

We are so over WINTER and wanted to bring some warm sunshine and activities your way!  So sit back, relax and enjoy the inspiring creations the design team has created for using the latest Digi My World Digital Stamps!

If you come from Mel's Blog, you're in the right spot. If you just happened to be stopping by, be sure to start at the beginning with Digi My World so you don't miss out on all the great projects. I have a complete blog hop line up at the bottom of my post if you get lost along the way.

There are  four new digital stamps and five colored clipart designs being released today for this hop!  The timing of this release couldn't be more perfect. As you read this post, I am more than likely enjoying a cold tropical drink on the deck of my over-water bungaloo in Bora Bora. Yes, I have the best job in the world!

I did a card using the hula girl from the Luau digital set. 
I colored and then printed this digi in the Silhouette software. I then layered it up using different papers from some Echo Park and Doodle bug 6x6 paper packs.
The sun in the background is a cut file called Kawaii Sunshine from SVG Cutting Files.

With any good blog hop., there must be Blog Candy!!

(2) lucky hoppers will receive a digital stamp of their choice and a third hopper will receive a $10 store credit at

 If you would like a chance to win one of these awesome prizes, simply do the following:

1- FOLLOW each blog stop along the way (there are 7 stops in this hop)
2- Leave a COMMENT on each blog post along the way

Winners announce on Monday, April 28!
Your next Blog stop is...Larelyn!

Blog Hop Line Up

Have a Crafty Day!!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Food Fare- Apple Dumplings!

Hey everyone. It's been ages since I posted a Food Fare recipe.

As you may remember, I am trying to scrap all the family favorite recipes along with new ones I find that I want to be sure to not lose. You can see some of them under the Food Fare link in my blog banner.

Well, I tied a new quick and easy recipe I found on Pinterest recently and I gotta say it was a hit, so I scrapped it!

Today is my design day over at Digi MyWorld and I found the perfect digi for my recipe page, this little chef. from the Little Pizza man digital image set.

I colored him up using my Silhouette software. I added an extra layer behind him before cutting him out. The sign board also is a digi in the same set, what a bargain!

This recipe page came together really quick just as the recipe is. If you need a quick dessert this spring, try this recipe, it wont disappoint.

Have a crafty day!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Hugs and Kisses!

Happy Monday. It's my design day over at Jaded BlossomI have a treat box to share today using a stamp from the Perfect Match that was released in March.

I have seen many versions of this box out there using a sizzix die. I don't have that die nor a sizzix to use it in so I had to create my own version. 
The box opens on the bottom for easy filling of treats. I added scallop borders to the front and embossed them to look like ruffles on the dress. 
I then added sequins for the flowers at the waist. 
I hand cut the tag after stamping this wonderful sentiment from the Jaded Blossom Perfect Match stamp set. 

Have a crafty day!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Never Enough Chocolate.

Happy Easter. Hope everyone has had a wonderful day with friends and family.
Remember, there is always room for more chocolate!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Got Eggs?

Yup- aren't these little chicks cute. Just a few last treats for some friends on Easter. 
These need to travel well and far so these little packages of goodness are perfect to fit in my bag.
The chick is a file from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons and the "got eggs" is a sentiment from My Creative Time. 

I printed three layers for each chick. The whole chick itself, then just his body with face, and finally the beak. I attached the body to the whole image with foam tape and then glued the beak. 

This is a quick way to get that look of paper piecing without cutting all the tiny parts, especially when you are doing multiples. The pillow envelopes measure 2"x3" just enough room for a few Reese's eggs.

So,  I have one extra chick but no more pillow boxes and I really need 5 treats. Fortunately,  I had to make a stop at Walgreen's last night and saw this mini Ghirardelli package.

For this one, I used the Jaded Blossom Treat Topper Die.  Once I had my paper cut with the die,  I cut that in half and glued it right onto the candy package. The sentiment for this one is from the JB Easter Treats 3 and the grass is from the Spring Dies set. 

Now I have 5 treats for my 5 clients that are traveling with me today. 

Have a crafty day!!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Check Mate!

Happy Friday. It's my design day at SVG Cutting Files and I am working with a brand new file in the store today, Chess!
This set comes with several chess piece. I couldn't decide which to make for my project so I cut all of them and made a series of cards. I am warning you now, there are lots pf pictures in this post.

The base of each card is the Mini Notecard Bases set. I sized them to be 4" square.
I did a print and cut for the white mat and sentiment.

Each card has the common layers of card stock, white, red and black check so they all coordinate.

Then was the fun part, pairing up and deciding which game piece should be on which card.

Have a crafty Day!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

More Bunny Treats

Have you seen the newest bunny file over at SVG Cutting Files. It is super duper cute, I just had to use it!

I did a simple little basket treat. I put some chocolate treats in a 1x8 cello bag and attached that to a strip of paper that measures 1 5/8" x 8.5"

I cut a strip of paper that was 3" x 1/2" to go around the treats. That gave me the base to attach my bunny to. You don't need to do this, you could attached the die cut directly to the candy bag. 

Be sure to check out that bunny here. 

Have a crafty day!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hoppy Easter Treats

Wow- it's Wednesday already. I have just a couple days left before Easter to get a few more Easter projects done. Here is the latest treat idea. 
For my Topper I used some pattern digital paper and svg files from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons
I added a PKS face to the bunny and a little rick rack. 
The treat is a simple ordinary Ding Dong that I drizzled with white chocolate and fun sprinkles. They look so fancy now. 

Here's  my list of things I used to make this treat:

Peachy Keen Cute and Cuddly Face stamps

Have a crafty Day!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

SVG Cutting Files Challenge-Something for mom, grandma, wife or daughter.

Hi Everyone!  There is a new challenge at SVG Cutting Files, the theme this month is "something for mom, grandma, wife or daughter". It can be a card, treat box, anything.  Just remember, the project must include something from SVG Cutting Files. 
Projects should be linked on the blog or Facebook Galleria Group by May 14. AS always, there is a great prize up for grabs.

For my project, I used the Sunflower Cindy file set. It's one of my all time favorites especially for spring, summer and for anyone who loves gardening. 
I did two different versions of this card for Mother's Day. 
When making cards, I try to make two of the same to help build my stash. 
I layered pattern papers from the many, many 6x6 paper packs I have, added some matching ribbon and the cards are ready for mailing. 

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

Have a crafty day!!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Peeps on a Stick!

Was working on several projects this weekend including some last minute Easter treats.
I know you have all seen these around the web, but I couldn't resist making some for my friends who love peeps.
Once I kabob'd the little chicks, I slide them into a bag and tied them up with some twine and a quick tag.

Supplies I used are:

Have a crafty day!!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Pass it on RAK winner!

The winner of the Random Act of Kindness card that I mentioned in my Friday post here is....

Jessica who said: 

"Such a GREAT project!!!! LOVE everything you did all week!!

Thanks for sharing! Forgot to add~ will totally LOVE to RAK-pass it on :)"

Jessica, thanks for leaving this wonderful comment and being a follower. 
Please email me at with your address so I can get you your cup of coffee on me!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Jaded Blossom April Release Week Blog Hop

Hi Everyone! Welcome to 
Now if you're here from Jamie'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.

If you missed my projects this week here are the highlights.....

For today's project I have a mini bottle favor. I created the holder with a simple box for the base 
and added a tall back to it. The box measures approximately 1.5" square.
The sentiment from the Let's Toast stamp set is stamped on a die cut using the JB flag die.
I also added a little tag around the bottle using the Mini Tag dies and Happy Hour candies stamps.

Jaded Blossom Stamps I used are

(just click on the picture and it will take you directly to the Jaded Blossom Store)

And of course we have to have a deal for you right? This weekend only you can get the entire release package for $135.99

Regular Price for the Release Package is $147.99
Price for the Release Package will be $142.99 after Sunday Night, 4/13, 11:59pm, pst
1 - Free 2 x 3 Stamp for customers that spend $40 or more before Taxes and Shipping! FREEBIE is only available until Sunday 4/13, 11:59pm pst.
Of course, here is what everyone will receive when they order our New Release.
Just leave a comment on all the blogs along the hop!
The more blogs you comment on the more chances you have to win!
1st prize will be the 6 x 6 Paper Pad
2nd Prize will be Doodlebug Boutique Bottons

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

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

Jaded Blossom Release Day!!

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

MONDAY - It's Win O'Clock!
TUESDAY - Sweet Dreams
WEDNESDAY - Cheers to You!
THURSDAY - Say Cheese!

And for Friday's project, I did a special coffee gift card using this last stamp set called Random Act of Kindness. 
The base of the card is from the Artiste Cricut Cartridge. I layered some black and white card stock for the base of the sentiment.Because this is a gift card for coffee, I added the coffee cup logo by modifying the Nerdie Coffee SVG Cutting Files die to say Just Because.

Remember, I said this was a "Special" gift card. One that kinda keeps on giving!
The card base comes with a pocket for a gift card. I then used the Gift card Die from Jaded Blossom to add a second card. 

The sentiment on the front reads...
"Dont' let this Random Act of Kindness stop her, pass it on". 
So in the spirit of this sentiment, one gift card is for the recipient of the card and the second is for that person to pay it forward and give to someone else. 

 On Sunday, April 13, I am going to pick one lucky follower to send this card to. 
Here's the order to receive the card, you must be a follower of my blog 
AND you must be willing to, in good faith, forward the second gift card on to 
someone else. 
If are willing to participate, please include "RAK-pass it on" in your comment so I know you are willing to accept the challenge should you receive this card. I would love to see how far this card will travel if we keep passing it along.

Now, Here is a look at today's stamp set along with the Freebie. 

Random Act of Kindness $12.99

For our Freebie of the Month
Free Stamp for customers that spend $40 or more before Taxes and Shipping! FREEBIE promotion STARTS later at 3pm PST and ends Sunday 4/13, 11:59pm pst.

Remember to come back Later at 3pm, 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
Oh, and there is some new Doodlebug stuff in the store as well. All new starting today!!

"Like" us Facebook and share your Jaded Blossom Stamps Creation with us in our 
Last but not least don't forget to join our Easter Challenge this month, you can find more details HERE.

Have a crafty day!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Jaded Blossom Release week Day 4 - Say Cheese!

I can't believe we are on day 4 of the Jaded Blossom April release week already. 

Today I have a card to share with you that I did using today's stamp set, Olive You.

My card starts with a card base from SVG Cutting Files here. I then layered black and yellow papers and finally a photo frame with that adorable little mouse. That mouse is from SVG Cutting files and can be found hereI stamped and embossed the sentiment in white. 

Here is a look at the complete stamp set being featured by the Design Team today.

Olive You

Be sure to stop by the Jaded Blossom to see what the other great projects the Design Team has to share with you. 

I will be back tomorrow with one last peek!

Have a crafty Day!!

Down on the Farm!

Today is my Design day at Digi My World.
I was looking through all the categories of the different digital stamps there are and came across this adorable set called Old MacDonald. What a cute set with so many images!
I thought they would be fun to use to make a set of note cards to send to friends, or to put in kids lunch boxes.
I brought all the digital images into the Cameo software, colored and cut them out.
The base card and mat are from the SVG Cutting Files store here. I also colored the mat that comes with the card base using the print and cut feature as well. 

All the sentient on the stamps are from the Jaded Blossom Udderly Adorable stamp set. The finished size of each card is 4" square. 

Have a crafty day!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Jaded Blossom Release Week - Cheers!

Wow- it's day 3 of the Jaded Blossom April release week!

We have another stamp set to reveal today. I used this stamp set to make my tag for my gift box. This box is the perfect size for a small bottle of champagne.
The bottle gift box is new from and in the SVG Cutting Files store today
The friend I am giving this to collects lighthouses which explains the nautical theme of the box. You can find the lighthouse file here.
I added a tag using the Jaded Blossom Treat Tag die with a sentiment found in the For the Hostess stamp set. 

Here is a look at today's featured stamps.

Let's Toast

We have our Gotta Have it Now Package for $135.99

April 2014 Release will include:
6 - 4 x 6 Stamp Sets
1 - 4 x 4 Stamp Sets
1 - Set of New Dies
NO PREORDERS! NO BACKORDERS! No waiting WEEKS for your stamps.
This Package is only available till Wednesday 11:59pm pst, then will be back up on the store on Friday at 3pm pst during our Stamp Release Blog Hop!
Price for the Release Package will be $142.99 after Sunday Night, 4/13 11:59pm, pst
Regular Price $147.99

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Jaded Blossom April Release - Sweet Dreams

Welcome to Day 2 of the Jaded Blossom release week!

I am back using the wine tag die we showed you yesterday but this time as a bedtime treat. How sweet to treat anyone with a bottle of water and a little chocolate on the night stand just like the fancy hotels do. 
After putting together my tag, I added a little box holder to the front that is sized perfectly to slide a Ghirardelli chocolate square into. 

This little pocket dies come from the SVG Cutting Files as is the Moon and clouds.
I added a tag with a sentiment found in the For the Hostess stamp set. 

Here is a look at today's featured stamps.

For The Hostess

Simple Sayings Candies

We have our Gotta Have it Now Package for $135.99

April 2014 Release will include:
6 - 4 x 6 Stamp Sets
1 - 4 x 4 Stamp Sets
1 - Set of New Dies
NO PREORDERS! NO BACKORDERS! No waiting WEEKS for your stamps.
This Package is only available till Wednesday 11:59pm pst, then will be back up on the store on Friday at 3pm pst during our Stamp Release Blog Hop!
Price for the Release Package will be $142.99 after Sunday Night, 4/13 11:59pm, pst
Regular Price $147.99