Friday, September 26, 2014

Animated Blog Hop

Let's Get Animated!!
Welcome to the Animated Blog Hop Event!!

How fun is this going to be?  Cheery, Bright and Animated, we have a great Hop lined up for you! 

If you just happened to stop by, the blog hop begins over at Jaded Blossom
You'll want to start at the beginning to not miss a thing!
As always, this hop is sponsored by Jaded Blossom & SVG Cutting Files.

My animated character is Russell from the movie Up. He is adorable with his scout uniform and round face. 
When I think of scouts, I think of the wilderness and camping. 
Can't go camping without a s'more kit. So, I present this fun little s'more kit. 

The box itself is a gable box svg file found in the SVG Cutting Files store. 
I added a generic window shape to the front and added some acetate so my treats wouldn't fall out. 
I made my sentiment tags using the JB Mini Tag Dies 2 and the JB Got S'mores? stamps. 

Now here are a few things to know about this hop and getting free files.

 This hop will run for 48 hours, unlike our typical 24 --- so don't rush, enjoy the projects and make sure you follow and play along according to the guides below!
Hop ends PROMPTLY on Saturday 9/27 at 11:59pm PST

Here's what you need to do to get many of the files you will see on this hop.

1- Follow each of the blogs on this hop --(16 total)
2- Leave a comment on each of the blogs in the hop - (16 total)
3- Submit your form to receive your free files -- 
so fill out the form ONLY if you agree to abide by our TOU.
**Filling out the form is NOT a guarantee of files... please be patient while the system verifies your information and it will redirect you to the landing page to collect your downloads.

Got Confused (Squirrel!) in the hop? Here is the complete line up to help you out!


Have a crafty day!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Digi My World Halloween treats.

Hey there, hope everyone is having a great week. It's design day for me over at Digi My World.

So I used some of the fantastic clipart that is in the Digi My World Store.

I know many of you are digital stampers and are awesome at coloring those images, but for me, and I'm thinking a few others, I just don't have the time to color those beautifully detailed images.

So, Digi My World to the rescue.  The store has lots of pre-colored clipart images that you can print and cut just like I did today for my quick Halloween treats.

They look like I spent hours, when in fact they took just a few minutes.

I simply downloaded the Halloween tags clip-art,printed and cut.

I did add a shadow layer in black and then attached it to the lollipop holder which is from MCT.
The sentiments are from Jaded Blossom Mini Tag Dies 2 and Too cute to Spook.

Digi My World can really make your projects come together in a snap if you don't have the time.

Have a crafty day!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Happy Fall!

Fall is here and it's time to get the pumpkins out.

These pumpkin soap containers are perfect for a little fall decor in the house or as a little treat for the neighbor. A simple tag makes them ready for gift giving.

I love this burlap paper for fall projects. It adds great dimension to my tags today.

Tools I used for the tags: Treat Tag Die, Fall dies, Harvest Sign stamps and some pretty ribbon.

Have a crafty day!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

More Okotoberfest treats!

Well, the weekend is almost over. If you saw my post yesterday, you know I was celebrating Oktoberfest with friends. 
Well, I did one last treat before heading to the party. 
I really wanted a unique way to give the magnets I had made, but didn't want to do a basic card. So I decided it would be fun to decorate a can and then the magnet could just stick to the can. 

I found some cans at the dollar store that would be perfect. 

I designed the label for the can using digital papers from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons as well as the stein SVG file. I also created the can top in the same way but with the SVG Cutting Files Chibi Okotoberfest file that I used for the magnets. 

I attached the label and can top with score tape and filled the can with spiced pecans, recipe here. 

The magnets attached to the front and were ready for giving along with the Black Forest Chocolate Cherry Cake I bring each year- It turned out pretty good this year.

Have a crafty day. 

Saturday, September 20, 2014


Prost! Yes, it's Oktoberfest time. 
We are celebrating with friends for our annual Oktoberfest party today and that means lots of good food and a bit of German beer. 

Each year we do a poster for the party just like small villages in Germany do for their summer festivals. 
Everyone in attendance signs the poster.. a nice way to keep the memories of who was there each year. 

This year I did the poster using a brand new files in the SVG Cutting Files store, Chibi Okotoberfest kids. 
My poster is 12x12. I started by printing the background with the stripes using pattern papers from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons. 
The doily and and banner are from the Silhouette store. I just added the date and year before printing and cutting it.

I used several foam squares to pop up the banner and my German guy. 

Now, we can't forget about the girls, so I did some magnets as a little treats for the host and hostess. 
These were so simple to do.

I purchased some adhesive magnetic sheets from Walmart, about $2 for 2 sheets. I used the base part of the cute file to cut the magnet part. Just use the magnetic paper setting on the cameo and the magnet sheet on your mat paper side up. It cut like a dream. 

Then I just paper pieced like normal adding some cute PKS faces. They measure about 3-3.5 inches tall.
You'll notice a couple beer stein magnets as well. That file is from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons. 

Friday, September 19, 2014

Talk Like a Pirate Mini Blog Hop!

Ahoy and Avast for our 
Talk Like a Pirate Mini Blog hop!

Me name be Pirate Darby the Pale.
Click here to find your Official Pirate Name!!

Ye are welcome, if you dare, to join our 
Talk Like A Pirate Mini Hop.
There best be 'no fooling around here, or ye will be forced to walk the plank!

Now ye don't want to miss any stops along the way, saavy?
Make sure you started with Candace and follow The CODE of the pirates below
(shiver me timbers, dont be talking about "the code")
Pirates follow it but don't talk 'bout it...

Aye Aye and now for me project!!

I have here easel nugget drawer box from SVG Cutting Files filled with a bounty of treasure , 10 little nuggets to be exact.

Blackbeard stands guard over his treasure as his ship, also found in the SVG Cutting Files store, is anchored off shore. 

The treasure nuggets are wrapped with pattern paper cut using the Candy Wrap dies and the Pirate candy stamps.

I stamped my sentiment from ye Pirate Booty stamp set on to the Curly label die cut. 

Now if ye would like to have Blackbeard and all the other files featured in this hop, you must follow "The Code".

The Code
1- Follow each of the blogs on this mini hop --there be 9 in total mate!
2- Leave a comment on each of the blogs in the hop - watch yer bones about ya, if you cant say something nice, we will make ya walk the plank!
3- Submit your form to receive your free files -- if ye don't follow the screen prompts, don't be a scalleywag and say ye never got your files.  

Real Pirates follow the rules and abide by The Code at all times...
 only bilge rats try to steal!
**Terms and Conditions apply, so fill out ye form and be patient will ya?
Lets all be smartly about the hop and have a beauty of a time!

Make sure you sign the itinerary (comment) with your 
Official Pirate name for a chance to win a $10 Jaded Blossom Gift Certificate

Got ye self lost eh?

Take a look at this here line up then....
Candace (Swabbin' Marcy Cutler)
Annie ( Disembowlin' Gertude Grimm)
Gwen (Cap'n Julia Slashface)
Crystal (Hobblin' Velma Dawkins)
Gigi (Pirate Alena the Sword Test Dummy)
Mel (Cap'n Aurora Graybeard)
Barb (Pirate Darby the Pale)
Michelle (Pirate Mary the Back-Stabber)
Jaded  Blossom (Almost Blind Rachel)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Fair Fun!

Hello there!
I have "Fair Fun" thank you card to share today. 

The Minnesota State fair takes place the last week of August thru Labor day weekend. That pretty much is the end of summer... kids go back to school, football season starts,etc. We typically go to the fair every year. 

This year, a friend was kind enough to sent me discounted tickets - yeah!

So to thank her, I did this card using the adorable and perfect Fair Fun files from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons. 

I did the print and cut method using my cameo and cut additional items so I could layer them with foam tape. 

The card base is from SVG Cutting files here and sentiment from Jaded Blossom Kind Thanks stamp set.

Have a crafty day!

Monday, September 15, 2014

SVG Cutting Files Monthly Challenge- Birthday card.

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

I was browsing the SVG Cutting Files store and came across a cute file called cupcake. It is very simple, but perfect for my card today.

I love the color combo of brown with pink and being my cupcake i chocolate, it was the perfect color combo. The sentiments are from the JB Hey Cupcake stamps set.

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

Have a crafty day!!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Fall Desk Treats

Hello there!

I picked up some fall scented hand sanitizers the other day at Bath and Body. I know you've seen many versions of the holders out there, but I came across this version on the September Ninth blog here and thought it was so simple and cute.
Well, I got to work and downloaded the file and cut my papers. I used the Jaded Blossom Fall Dies and Jaded Blossom Mini Tags to embellish with die cuts that represent the scent of the soap. 

The sentiments are from My Creative Time. These will make cute little treats for co-workers to have on their desks.  I think I need to make a few with a Halloween theme as well. Oh, the possibilities. 

Hope you are having a great weekend 

Have a crafty day!!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

No Clowning Around

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. 
It definitely feels like fall today with the temps hanging just under 60 degrees. 

So, I am crafting today, working on some fun projects to share with you soon. 

But today, I have had this little gift card hanging around on my desk for quite some time. 

Do you recognize the shape? 
Well, its the new Jaded Blossom Scallop Slider and Topper die released a couple weeks ago and designed by me! 

This is a test project I did for the die design showing how it can hold a gift card. 

Other goodies used on my test project were:

Have a crafty day!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Get well wishes

Happy Friday!!

It's design day for me over at SVG Cutting Files. You can never have too many get well cards especially as we  move into the winter months. So, I am starting to do a few of these get well cards to have on hand.
I tried a new technique of weaving strips of paper for my background. Kinda like the effect. There's a lot of white on this card so the texture  helps my cute Nurse Olivia stand out. 

She is so sweet with that adorable PKS face. That little smile is sure to make anyone feel better. 

Here's how I did it:

Nurse Olivia from SVG Cutting Files
PKS Princess Faces
Jaded Blossom Mini Tags dies 2
Jaded Blossom Get Well Soon stamps

Have a crafty day!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Bee Happy!

Hey there, hope everyone is having a great week. It's design day for me over at Digi My World.
I am using one of my all time favorite clipart files, Cute as Can Bee for my gift card.I simple brought it into the Silhouette design software to add a shadow layer and went to print/cut.

This is a little card that has a treat inside, a lip balm. you can see how the lip balm fits in the spine of the card. The overall card measures 2.5" x 3.5"

I tied it all together with a nice piece of ribbon. I found the tutorial here if you would like to try one as well.

Have a crafty day!

Monday, September 8, 2014

No Lion!

Happy Monday. It's a Jaded Blossom Design day for me and I have a quick project with a treat that I found when on vacation a couple weeks ago in Whistle, BC. 

I first discovered the delicious Lion bar several years ago when I was in London. Have only seen them a few times in the US so I was thrilled to find it on this recent trip. It's like a 100,000 bar but better!

I did a simple tag using the Jaded Blossom Treat Tag die and the Go Wild Stamp set and tied it with a simple bow to the chocolate bar. The lion svg file is from Lettering Delights and the stamped face is from the PKS Cute and Cuddly Faces stamp set.

Have a crafty day!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Jaded Blossom September Release Hop- You've Been Boo'd!

Hi Everyone! Welcome to 
Now if you're here from KATE'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 hop project today is a Haunted House treat box. 

The treat box is a simple, yet versatile box the SVG Cutting Files Simple Treat box

My haunted little house has a purple roof that I created with several scalloped strips using the new Jaded Blossom Scallop Slider and Topper die. Once I had all the strips lined up, I cute the whole thing with the die and folded over the top before attaching to the treat box top.

The window is made using the Card Mat dies and the Candy Wrap dies for shutters.
Of course the bats, spider web, drippy goo and the ghostly greeter in the window are from this weeks release, Halloween Dies. The sentiment was from an older stamp set, Halloween Treats.

I sandwiched two bat dies together for each one with a very thin piece of wire between that I wrapped around my bow.

I hope you enjoyed this weeks release projects as much as we have. 
Regular Price for the Release Package is $148.99
1 - Free 2 x 3 Stamp for customers that spend $40 or more before Taxes and Shipping! FREEBIE is only available until Sunday 9/7, 11:59pm pst.
If you order the new release, you'll get this super spooky 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!
1st Prize Simple Stories 6 x 6 Paper Pad
2nd Prize Glitz 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Now on to the HOP....
Next up is JAMIE!

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

Jaded Blossom September Release Day 5- You're Nutty!

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 September Freebie.
In case you missed my Release Day Projects, here they are:
Monday Be Scary!
Tuesday - Happy Fall!
Wednesday-Boolicious Treats
Thursday-Monster Munchies

Now for today. I have a little treat made with several Jaded Blossom stamps and dies along with today's revealed stamp set, Fall candy wraps!

The squirrel is from SVG Cutting Files here.  He works perfectly with the leaves from this weeks Fall Dies. 

I stamped the candy wrap image on yellow card stock and then colored the acorns with my copic markers before wrapping them around the chocolates.

Her are all the stamps and dies I used today:
Dainty Topper Die
Fall Dies
Forest Animal Candies
Forest Friends
Fall Candy wraps

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

Fall Candy Wraps

For our Freebie of the Month
Free Stamp for customers that spend $40 or more before Taxes and Shipping!
FREEBIE promotion STARTS later at 4pm PST and ends Sunday 9/7, 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 September Challenge.....Create any Treat HERE!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Jaded Blossom September Release Day 4- Monster Munchies!

Wow- the week is flying by and we're on day four of the September Jaded Blossom release week and another peak at yet another "spooky" stamp set. 

I am using two stamps from the new Monster Candies stamp set to make my little monster treats today.

I started by cutting a couple tags using the Curly Label die and then folded them in  half.
I stamped and colored my little monster stamp before using a 3/4" punch to cut them out. 
The scallop circle is from Candy Charms and Banners dies.

The from has the monster and the back has the sentiment stamp. I filled 1x8 bags with coordinating chocolates.

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

Monster Candie

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

Have a crafty day!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Jaded Blossom September Release Day 3- Boolocious Bites!

Welcome back to day three of the Jaded Blossom September Release week!
Hope your enjoying allthe creative projects the DT has been sharing this week. 

Let's keep the week rolling with a Boolicious treat box.

With the some Jaded Blossom Supplies and the new stamps in this weeks release,  I had a treat box ready to give in a matter minutes.

I used the Mini Tag dies 2 for my tag and then stamped the so cute sentiment from the Pick your Poison stamp set. A must have for your Halloween stamp collection. 

I filled the box with chocolates that I wrapped with candy corn wrappers using the Halloween Candy Wrap stamps. I used markers to color in the candy corn after they were stamped. The candy wrap stamps have a space for an additional stamped  image or sentiment so I pulled out my Halloween Candies stamps to add to the wrapper. 

Here's a look at the complete stamps and dies showcased today. 

Halloween Candy Wraps

Pick Your Poison

We have our Gotta Have it Now Package for $135.99

September 2014 Release will include:
4 - 4 x 6 Stamp Sets
2 - 4 x 4 Stamp Sets
2 - New Sets of Die
(Scallop Slider & Topper Die is NOT included in this release bundle)

No waiting WEEKS for your stamps. WE SHIP ASAP!!!

This Package is only available till Wednesday 11:59pm pst, then it will be back up in the store on Friday at 4pm pst during our Stamp Release Blog Hop!

Regular Price $148