Friday, December 31, 2010

Thank You

Here's a card I created with the Dec/10 Art Freckles card kit. Extra products used: Paper Makeup Stamps, (Apples to Apples and Little Moments Sentiments) Bazzill cs, Memento ink, Distress ink, wax floss and Copic Markers and Nestabilities.

Inspiration for my card came from one of the Dec card sketches from PageMaps and this week's challenge at Papertake Weekly Challenges, Cute Card Thursday and Phindy's Place Challenge #36.


Monday, December 27, 2010

E.A.D. Designs Weekly Monday Hop!

Welcome to the weekly E.A.D. Designs Monday Blog hop! You should have arrived at my blog from Amy T's blog, if not, please begin the hop at the E.A.D. Designs blog!

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! We had a nice and quiet Christmas this year which to be honest I really enjoyed!

My card for today features the E.A.D. Designs Country Farm Stickerz! I just adore this set!  Extra products used: SU cs and scallop punch, AC ribbon, u/k button and Distress inks.

The next stop on the hop is the amazing Amy C!!!

Also, I want to give a big thanks to our incredible December GDT Andrea Murdock!!! I just love Andrea's style and she rocked us with her E.A.D Designs creations this month!

And, I'll leave you with a peek of the AWESOME new Stickerz available from E.A.D. Designs!!!!! Mine are in the mail and I can't wait to receive them so I can create with them!

SQUEAL!!! Don'tcha just love them?!!!!!!

Monday, December 20, 2010

E.A.D. Designs Weekly Monday Hop!

Welcome to the E.A.D. Designs Monday Hop! You should have arrived at my blog from Joanna's blog, if not, please start the hop at the E.A.D. Designs Blog!

I'm still working on a few last minute Christmas cards and I just LOVE how easy they are to put together using E.A.D. Designs Stickerz! My card today is a quick CAS card which uses the E.A.D. Designs Celebrate the Season Stickerz. Extra products used: Bazzill cs, Cuttlebug embossing folder and CM corner rounder. Easy peasy!

Your next stop on the hop is Amy C!!!

Since this is our last hop before Christmas, I'd like to wish all our E.A.D. Geeks a very Merry Christmas!!!


Monday, December 13, 2010

E.A.D. Designs Monday Go To Gal Hop With Betsy Velman

Welcome to the E.A.D. Designs Monday Go To Gal Hop with Betsy Velman! You should have arrived at my blog from Joanna's blog, if not, please start the hop at the E.A.D. Designs Blog!

I was so excited when I found out that we would be having a Go To Hop with Paper Craft's Betsy Velman! I have been a long time fan and follower of her blog. She is such a talented and incredible artist!  Make sure you visit her blog, you won't be disappointed!

My card today uses the E.A.D. Designs Deck The Halls Stickerz. Extra products used: SU cs, CTMH and BG dp, u/k doily, ribbon, lace and brad, Distress inks, EK Sucess and Fiskars border punches, handcut chipboard star and machine stitching.

Here's a peek at my inspiration piece by Betsy Velman:

Your next stop on the hop is our wonderful GDT Andrea! Have a great day!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Art Freckles December Card Kit!

The Art Freckles December card kit is full of wonderful paper and embellishments:


Here's a few of the cards that I created with my kit so far:

This card uses a C.C. Designs Rainy Day Emma stamp.

I used my SU Owl punch on this one and some AC Thickers. Isn't that punch die cut adorable?

On this one I used Bear Hug from Sugar Nellie Stamps - I just adore these stamps!

And lastly on this card I used E.A.D. Designs Treasure Stickerz!

This month's Art Freckles card kit is only $10.00!!!! You can get your kit here!

Have a great weekend!


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Art Freckles Holiday Hostess Gifts Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Art Freckles Holiday Hostess Gifts Blog Hop! You should have arrived at my blog from Linda's blog, if not, please begin the hop at the Art Freckles blog!

I have two gift ideas to share with you for today's hop!

First up is a fun paper gift cone (the tutorial of which I found here on Splitcoast). Inside is filled with a yummy hot chocolate mix (enough for 4 mugs) with tons of marshmallows and chocolate chips!!! YUM!

Products used: AC dp, SU cs, punches and stamp, u/k brads and eyelet, SU ribbon, EK Success punch and CTMH organdy ribbon.

Next up is a sewing project (for those sewing enthusiasts) that I absolutely adore!!! The owner of one of our local craft stores had made some of these and of course I had to buy some fabric and try them out when she was nice enough to give me the tutorial link. You can find the tutorial here! I just love how cute these little Christmas tree napkins turned out and they are so quick and easy to make! I also made my circle template a bit smaller than the tutorial (14 1/2 inches) so that I could get 3 napkins from a metre instead of just 2). Another perfect hostess gift!

Here's a peek at what they look like unfolded (both front and back)

Your next stop on today's hop is Shannon! I hope you're enjoying today's hop and getting inspired to make some fun hostess gifts to bring to your next holiday gatherings!


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

PMS December Fan Hop!

Welcome to the Paper Makeup Stamps December Fan Hop! You should have arrived at my blog from Angie's blog, if not, please start the hop at the PMS Blog!

Today's hop is themed Winter/Holiday! There will be some prizes given away so be sure to complete the hop and comment on each stop!

In addition, Paper Makeup Stamps is having a HUGE grab bag sale and free and reduced shipping for the month of December! Check out the PMS Blog here for more details! You definitely don't want to miss this sale!

My card today uses the November release adorable Christmas Fairy Claire and the Embrace Wordart. Products used:  Basic Grey dp, Neenah cs, Memento and Distress inks, machine stitching, Jenni Bowlin stick pin, Kaiser Pearls, Fabric Land ribbon, Nestabilities, Copic Markers and Prisma Glitter.

Inspiration for my card came from this week's sketch #168 at Mojo Monday.

Your next stop on the hop is Lisa Kind!

In case you get lost along the way, here's a list of today's hop participants:


Monday, December 6, 2010

E.A.D. Designs Weekly Monday Hop!

It's Monday so that means it's time for the weekly E.A.D. Designs hop! You should have arrived at our wonderful new Guest DT Andrea's blog, if not, please start the hop at the E.A.D. Designs Blog!

Since it's the beginning of a new month, today's hop is themed Calendar and/or storage ideas!

I decided to try a desktop calendar from this tutorial which I found on Splitcoast Stampers Resources section.

I'm pretty happy with how cute it turned out and will look fabulous on my scrap table! Again you can get the tutorial at Splitcoast here and can print out the calendar pages here! I used the E.A.D. Designs Out On A Limb Stickerz set, scrap cardboard, SU and Bazzill cs, Distress inks, Bind It All and Doodlebug brads.

I'd like to give a big warm welcome to our December GDT Andrea Murdock! I was lucky enough to meet Andrea in person this past September at Kraftin' Kimmie's Krafty Day and she is such a beautiful, sweet and talented Artist!

Your next stop on the hop is the amazing Jenn!

And don't forget about this month's E.A.D. Designs fantastic monthly steal:


Monday, November 29, 2010

E.A.D. Designs Weekly Monday Blog Hop!

It's time again for the E.A.D. Designs weekly Monday Blog Hop! You should have arrived at my blog from Yvonne's blog, if not please begin the hop at the E.A.D. Designs Blog!

My card for today uses the E.A.D. Designs Christmas Gift Tags Color set. Extra products used: SU cs, K & Co. dp, Distress inks, Spellbinders Nestabilities, machine stitching, Glimmer Mist, Seam Binding, twine, u/k lace, bling and brad.

Today only, E.A.D. Designs is having a SUPER CYBER MONDAY SALE!!! 35% off your entire order (excluding wholesale accounts)!!!! The coupon code is: CYBER-MONDAY.

Also, today DT Member Jenn is also having an awesome 35% off sale at Torendi! Code: CYBERM.

I'm the last stop on the hop today so you can now click on over to E.A.D. Designs and Torendi and start shopping!!!!

I also want to give Yvonne a big shout out and THANK YOU for guest designing with us at E.A.D. Designs this month! It was super fun working with you Yvonne!

Have a great Monday!

Monday, November 22, 2010

E.A.D. Designs Monday Hop!

Welcome to the Monday E.A.D. Designs Hop! You should have arrived at my blog from Yvonne's blog, if not head on over to the E.A.D. Designs Blog and begin there!

My cards today feature the E.A.D. Designs Merry N Bright Stickerz. I kept my cards fairly CAS and really like how they turned out! Extra products used: Distress inks, Kaiser Pearl, SU cs, SU button and punch and twine.

Also, just a reminder that you only have a few more days to enter the E.A.D. Designs Color Challenge! You can find all the details here!
Your next stop on this hop is Joanna!


Saturday, November 20, 2010

Art Freckles November Card Kit

I've been having a crazy last few weeks due to our puppy Butterball being ill I haven't had a chance to announce some awesome news that I am now on the Art Freckles DT and the card designer for their new monthly card kits!

I have been an Art Freckles customer for a very long time and have been purchasing their monthly scrapbook kits forever! I was soooo excited when Shannon emailed me to ask me to be on her DT and that she would now be offering monthly card kits! In addition to kits, Art Freckles carries stamps, Copic Markers, designer papers, cardstock, f'lowers, handmade items, embellishments, etc.... There is also a forum and amazing Gallery!

Here's the November card kit:

And here are the cards I created:

The above card features the adorable Mistletoe Miles and Maisie and  from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps!

The super cute Winter Bunny above is available from Lawn Fawn Stamps!

There are a lot of details to list for my cards and I won't make my post too long so if you're wanting to know about something, just ask!

There are only a few kits left so run and get your November Art Freckles Card kit here! It's jammed pack with some gorgeous Bo Bunny and Lily Bee dp and some stunning embellishments and it's only $14.50!!!!


Thursday, November 18, 2010


E.A.D. Designs is sponsoring this week's color challenge at The Playdate Cafe! Here's a look at the color theme:

Isn't it fabulous??!!!! And here's my take:

I used E.A.D. Designs Deck The Halls Stickerz for my card. Extra products used: Bazzill cs, BG dp, Versacolor ink, u/k twine, SU and Fabric Land ribbon, u/k bling and machine stitching. Inspiration for my card also came from this week's challenge at the Town Scrapper.

I hope you can play along! One lucky participant will win this month's E.A.D. Designs monthly steal!!!!