Hi Everyone!! 
Today is my Birthday and I am celebrating 
with a few of my favorite crafty ladies 
on Facebook with a Hop!

Check out the event here:

Tell all your crafty friends and join us over on Facebook!! 
There is some amazing inspiration, 
a craft challenge and some fun trivia!!
Can't forget prizes, there will be several!

Now onto my project:

 I made a card with a few of my favorite things and of course, it had to be a shaker card!
Hello Kitty, coffee, purple, teal, sequins, and Trendy Twine!
I'm sure that is a clutch she is holding but if that was me, 
it would probably be a book or my planner! ;o)

My daughter, Bella (8) also made a card.
She colored these images to be me and her! 
I love it, so sweet!! 

I am so thankful for these ladies and 
my followers to be celebrating 
my Birthday and reaching 500+  'likes' on 
my Facebook page with me!

Have a wonderfully crafty day!!
Now I am going to go have some cake!! ;)


Products used:
Hello Kitty SVG (Exclusive from Hello Kitty blog hop)
Basic Set die (Mama Elephant)
Heart dies (Spellbinders)
Simple eyes and noses stamp set (Peachy Keen stamps)
Plane & Simple stamp set (My Creative Time)
Jillibean Soup Sentiments stamp set ( Hampton Art)
Onyx Black Ink (Versafine), Bermuda Bay ink (Stampin Up)
Happy Go Lucky 6x6 (My Minds Eye)
Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo and Pretty in Pink card stock (Stampin Up)
Clear Acetate
Pink Blush 4 mm and Sparkling Clear 6mm Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)
Iridescent hearts and stars (Martha Stewart)
Beads (JoAnns)
Wink of Stella Clear Glitter brush pen
Glossy Accents 
Hi Everyone!

I'm sharing a card featuring Aqua Midnight 
and Totally Black Trendy Twines.
I always need cards to send from the kids 
to friends and family, mostly to Grandma.
So these colors reminded me of some shirts 
our son likes to wear.
I used some Aqua Midnight Trendy Twine to embellish his shirt and shoes.

Closer view of his 
Trendy Twine striped shirt.

Then of the cute shoe laces!! 

I just know she will love the card and its cute how it looks just like our son, minus his glasses!

Thanks so much for stopping by! 
Have a wonderful day!

Other products used:
Sent with Love SVG (retired) KaDoodle Bug Design
Stitched Journal Die (Lawn Fawn)
Sending and Wishing stamp set (Simon Says Stamps)
Tempting Turquiose ink (Stampin Up)
Onyx black ink (Versafine)
Recollections and Stampin Up card stock

Hi Everyone!
Today, I am sharing some Back to School 
Project Life cards featuring 
Annie's Paper Boutique Planner stamps 
and a smidge of Trendy Twine.

I can't believe summer is already coming to an end, it's been great though!
Now to my cards.

For this card, I used several of the stamps from 
School Days to make the colorful background.
Then used an element from the paper pad to add the main sentiment.

These will be perfect for all those school layouts coming up! 
First days back and special occasions or achievements.
I used Check It Off, Drinks and More (Smiley face), 

Totally White Trendy Twine

Thanks so much for stopping by!

I hope your summer has been wonderful too!
Have a wonderful day!

Other Products Used:
Take Note 6x6 paper pad (Doodlebug)
White mini paper Clip (Doodlebug)
Onyx Black ink (Versafine)
Melon Mambo, Green Galore, YoYo Yellow, Only Orange, 
Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Pink Passion, Pixie Pink 
and Brilliant Blue Inks (Stampin Up)
Enamel Dots (Recollections)
Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush Pen
Glossy Accents

Hi Everyone!! 
My BFF Stacey and I have decided to change up
our card swaps and do a fun card collaboration 
with the same stamp set,
we are calling it "Card Harmony".
This is our second card harmony post.
 This month was Stacey's turn to surprise 
me with a stamp set.
She did an amazing job picking too!!
For August, she picked Lawn Fawn's Fintastic Friends.
It's Lawn Fawn!
How can you go wrong? :)

Here is my card:

I decided to make a fun, gel card for mine.
I have seen this technique used a few times 
but I have never made one. I love it!! 
I added some iridescent sequins to my gel water to look a little more like bubbles.

 Everyone wanted to play with the card! Haha!! 
I hope Stacey loves it!

Make sure to stop by Stacey's blog to see her awesome Card Harmony creation using this stamp set!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a wonderfully crafty day!
I'm entering this card into the 
Lawn Fawn Challenge: Embossing.

Products Used:
Fintastic Friends (Lawn Fawn)
Onyx Black ink (Versafine)
Versamark Ink
Silver Embossing powder (Zing!)
Copic markers
Decorative Dots embossing folder (Stampin Up)
Sequins (JoAnns)
Hair Gel, 3x4 bag

Hi Everyone!! 
Today, I am sharing a project featuring the
Medium Clear Pillow Boxes 

Our family loves having movie nights, all year long but more in the summer time. I always give the kids and their friends little treats for the movie. These pillow boxes are great for that. They hold the perfect amount of treats.

I used some Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen on the blue star and I love the sparkle!
I cut several stars using my Spellbinders Stars 5 die, 
2 of the white ones to make a card.
I stamped the inside with the "Enjoy!" sentiment from Scrappy Moms Stamps set "Summer Lovin" in Tempting Turquiose. Then I added the To: and From: from the Word Salad set by Paper Smooches.
The "4 You" is a GStudio stamp set.

Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my summer time treats!! 
Have a wonderful day!

Other products used:
Stars 5 dies (Spellbinders)
Sun Kisses stamp set (Scrappy Moms Stamps)
Word Salad stamp set (Paper Smooches)
Tempting Turquoise Ink (Stampin Up)
Versafine Onyx black ink
Wink of Stella pen
Cardstock from Recollections
Star candy from local candy store

Hi Everyone!
Today my daughter, Bella (8) is sharing a card she made 
using some of her favorite Trendy Twine colors, 
Strawberry Cupcake and Grape Fizz.
I'm teaching her how to make cards and to color images.

I colored the pencil using my mom's Copic markers, I love pink pencils and coloring.

Close up picture of the Grape Fizz twine "scribbles."
The pencil looks like it wrote Hello.

I used some Strawberry Cupcake Trendy Twine wrapped around with a bow, 
it's my favorite color!

Thanks for stopping by to look at my very first card with Trendy Twine!

Thank you Miss Lesley for letting me share a card 
as a Guest Designer.


Products used:

Nerdy Pencil digital image (2 Cute Ink August freebie)
Copic Markers
Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen
Glossy Accents
Jillibean sentiments stamp (Hampton Arts)
G Studio purple ink
Patterned Paper (Target)
Pretty in Pink card stock (Stampin Up)

Hi Everyone!
I was able to make a card last night 
for the current DCWV challenge that ends on the 31st.
For the challenge, this pagemaps sketch was given:

Here is the card I made for the challenge, 
I used The Blossom & Butterflies Stack.

My daughter, Bella (8 yrs. old) is also learning 
to make cards 
and wanted to play along.
Here is her card, she used the Sweet Stack.

The tag holder she used for her card was made by a sweet friend and sent to us in a gift.
My daughter loved it and wanted to reuse it.

Thank you so much for stopping by!! 
Try to play along! 
Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Products used:
The Blossoms & Butterflies stack (DCWV)
The Sweet Stack (DCWV)
Sending & Wishing stamp set & die (Simon Says Stamps)
Hello Friend (Studio G)
Unicorn ink (Hero Arts) 
White Embossing powder (Stampin Up)
Mini Kraft Bags (HL)
Doilies (Target)
Heart punch (Recollections)
Banner punch (Stampin Up)

Hi everyone!
Today I am sharing a shaker card featuring some Nautical Trendy Twine 
**and some blue sequins available at Annie's Paper Boutique.**
I love to make shaker cards! They are so fun to make and to give to someone.
The theme this month is Beach, so that always makes me think of sailboats on the water.

I used the By the Sea SVG from Miss Kate Cuttables for the shaker window, just the negative portion that is normally tossed out. I filled my two sails with 2 different sized gold and iridescent sequins. 
The boat is filled with Blue sequins and stars. 

I added the sentiment from Sun Kissed by Scrappy Mom's stamps 
The cute anchor is also an SVG from Miss Kate Cuttables.

Thanks so much for stopping by! 
Have a wonderful day! 

Products Used:

By The Sea and Nautical set SVGs (Miss Kate Cuttables)
Star punch (Recollections)
Night of Navy ink (Stampin Up)
Sun Kissed stamp set (Scrappy Mom Stamps)
Clear Acetate
Blue Sequins
Lemon drop and Sugar cube sequins (Martha Stewart)

Hi Everyone!! 
I have something new and fun to share today.
My BFF Stacey and I have decided to change up 
our card swaps and do a fun card collaboration 
with the same stamp set,  
we are calling it "Card Harmony".

We were inspired by Fern Bainbridge and Ashley or Sparklycanadiancraftygirl 
and their card wars posts on Instagram. 
We loved the idea of using the same stamp sets 
and creating something to share. 
So we decided to do our own version, 
we will take turns purchasing a stamp set for each other, it will be a surprise to the other until it arrives in their mailbox and we will each create and share 
something with the stamp set. 
We will share our creations on the third Monday of each month.

For our first one, I picked "Chance of Rain
from a recent Mama Elephant release.
Here is my card:

For my card, I decided to make a shaker card 
because they are just so fun.
I used several sets of sequins for my shakers, 
Martha Stewart, Pretty Pink Posh 
and JoAnns seed beads. 
The little heart sequins from Martha Stewart 
make it look like falling heart rain. 
I paper pieced the girl's raincoat and her umbrella 
with some Hello Sunshine from Doodlebug designs. 
I colored the cute bear and girl with my copic markers.

Make sure to check out Stacey's awesome card!! 
Thanks so much for stopping by! 
We plan to make this is monthly event 
as our schedules permit.
Have a wonderful day!!

Hi Everyone!!
Today I am sharing Disneyland inspired picture frame 
featuring some Love My Tapes washi tapes.
I have several picture frames that I purchased cheaply at Walmart in the craft section.
I have several Disneyland pictures that I would love to display, so I thought I would make a fun project with some washi tape, a frame and some fun Miss Kate Cuttables SVGs.

Close-up of the frame with the washi tapes.
To cover my frame, I used several Love My Tapes washi tapes that I thought were
"Mouse/Disney inspired."
Yellowish Orange Chevron
Red and White
Black and White Stripes
Red Hearts
Cameras Black and White

I covered the frames with these tapes then gave the frame a few coats of Mod Podge Matte to seal the tapes to the frame. This didn't take long to dry and I don't need to worry about the tape coming off the frame. Then I added my die cuts to the outside of the frame with some foam adhesive to give them some dimension.
All done!

Love My Tapes Facebook page

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a wonderful day!
Other Products Used:
Picture Frame (Walmart)
Mod Podge Matte
Mouse Memories and 2014 Mouse title (Miss Kate Cuttables)
Celebration Trendy Twine
White Gel pen
Wink of Stella Glitter brush pen (Clear)
Glossy Accents