Hi everyone!! 
I hope you had a wonderful Holiday
 and spent lots of time with family and friends! 
We had a wonderful Christmas here and even got some snow!!

Time for another fun Cut It Up Challenge- #9 Out with the Old- Create a project that reuses something from the house that you typically would not use in your papercrafting.  (ie. A pendant from an old necklace, the acetate backing from a sticker sheet, fabric from some old clothing, etc) Must use a die cut.

I decided to use something that we had around the house, My hubby is a huge soda lover so we always have cans around. I thought it would be fun to make a masculine card with the tab from one of the cans.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you decide to join in on this fun challenge and I can't wait to see what you create!

-Project Recipe-
Banner Cut - Lovely Floral Cartridge
Stamp- Kaisercraft
Ink- Versafine Onyx Black Ink and Chocolate Chip
Paper- Recollections Kraft and Echo Park "Times and Seasons"
Cuttlebug embossing folder Mr. Maverick, Stampin Up 1" Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon in Chocolate Chip and Soda Can Tab
Hi Everyone!
 This week Joy asked her team to share a project 
that is Glittery and Bright for this Holiday season.

I love bright colors but that is out of my normal unless I am working on a kid project.
I saw this paper at Michaels and just loved it! 
Purple is my best friend's favorite color so I knew I was going to make something fun for her.

I made this Fun Hershey tree to go with it because who doesn't love something cute and with Chocolate?! Hehe!

Aren't they just cute?!
I hope she likes them :)
This was such a fun project to make and Joy's Holiday Occasions and Everyday Occasions Stamp Sets is just so versatile.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season!!

-Project Recipe-
Joy's Life Holiday Occasions set
and Everyday Occasions set

Stamp- Penny Black "Snowy"
Ink- Stampin Up Pink Passion, Lovely Lilac, Tempting Turquoise, Versafine Onyx Black
Paper- Recollections Jolly Holiday

Dies- Spellbinders Ribbon Tag Trio 2, Classic Large Ovals, Classic Scalloped Ovals
Corner Chomper, Snowflake punch, Stampin Up Dazzling Diamonds, Glossy Accents, Stickles- Purple, Fruit Punch and Stardust
Ribbon Bow-tique
Hi Everyone!
I hope everyone is having a wonderful week!
So glad it's Friday?
I know I am! I always look forward to some craft and family time!

Well, it's time for another great Cut It Up Challenge.
Cut It Up Challenge #8- White Elegance.
Create an ALL white card with only a small touch of one other color.
Must use a die cut.
I made a wedding card with a touch of red.
This card was made for some friend's of ours that got married at the beginning of this month.
These are their wedding colors.
White cards are always so elegant!

Make sure to check out what the amazing Cut It Up Design Team has made for this challenge and to join in on the fun!
Have a wonderful day!

-Card Recipe-
Labels 3- SpellbindersWhimsical Words and I {Heart} Hearts- Stampin Up
Cake Topper Kiss- The Greeting Farm
Real Red ink- Stampin Up

Onyx Black ink- Versafine
Swiss Dots embossing folder- Cuttlebug
Tiny Hearts embossing folder- Paper Studio
Lace Heart border punch- Martha Stewart
Pearls- Stampin Up
Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol
Star Dust Stickles
Ribbon- Offray
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Hi everyone! Happy Friday Eve ;) 
This week Joy wanted us to share a tip or technique.
 For my technique, I am sharing a way to use up some of those ribbon scraps that we just can't get rid of but run out of ideas for. 
I made a traditional bow with some of my scraps then I used the bow to decorate a little bag for a treat and gift card.

First, get some of your ribbon scraps that you want to use.
  Then cut them how long or short you would like them to be. 
Here I cut mine at : 4", 3 1/2", and 2.

Then twist then to resemble this shape, all except the smallest piece that one will be just a loop or circle. I used small pieces of the red sticky tape to hold them in place.

Next, grab your paper piercer, mat and a few small brads.
 Add the 'loops' to your brad opposite of each other.
Until you have all four 'loops' on there.
Do the same with the red loops. I decided the green didn't match well in the middle so I added a bown scrap instead.
You will have three separate pieces. I hot glue mine together to stay secure.
Then add to your gift or project.
I used a small kraft bag here, I plan to put a gift card and some candy in it.
Isn't this font so fun? I love it! The words all come separate so you can have so many choices.
I hope you found this little tutorial helpful and you can use it in your holiday projects!
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
-Project Recipe-
Holiday Occasions- Joy's Life Stamps

Ink- Stampin Up Chocolate Chip, Real Red and Old Olive
Ribbon- Stampin Up Double Stitched Grosgrain ribbon in Real Red and Chocolate Chip, Striped Grosgrain Ribbon in Old Olve
Bag from Stash, mini brads, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder
Hi everyone! 
This week Joy wanted us to share a project with food/treats. 
I decided to alter some frappuccino bottles and their holder for my project.

I made this for our daughter's Kindergarten teacher, 
then filled it with several different kinds of chocolate!!

The All Around Sentiments set fit perfectly on the lids of these bottles!
Love it!!

I spray painted the container white before decorating it.

Close up of the Sentiment on the front of the bottle holder.

Of course the project isn't complete without a really fun tag, 
this sentiment is from Joy's "Wintery Puns" set.
 I hope this project has inspired you to create some fun for your holiday treat packaging.
Have a wonderful day and a Merry Christmas!!

Make sure to check out all of Joy's Life stamp sets and products,here.

-Project recipe-
Joy's Life Stamp Sets
Everyday Occasions- "Greatest Teacher Ever", 
Wintery Puns- "__ was Nice/Naughty" and
 All Around Sentiments- "For My Teacher, Wish You a Merry Christmas, 
Sweet Treats, Happy Holidays"
Ink- Whisper White Pigment ink, Real Red and Glorious Green Ink, Stazon Black ink

Paper- Recollections patterned paper and cardstock
Die cuts- Elegant edges (For tag) and Spellbinders Ribbon Tag Trio 2
Punch- Stampin Up Scallop border
Other- White spray paint and primer, chocolate candy, Ribbon Boutique, Offray ribbon, Peppermint Stick and Holly Green Trendy Twine, Liquid Pearls- White Opal
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Hi everyone!! 
I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

If you have just came from Patty's, you are in the right place 
and if not you can start at the beginning at Joy's!


I made a set of cards using two of my favorite color combos. Red and Kraft!
Who am I kidding? I LOVE Kraft with any color! Just fits perfectly!
Aren't these stamps just amazing? I love working with them.
There are just so many possibilities!

Make sure to hop along and see all the wonderful Joy's Life Design Team inspiration and to check out all the blog candy that is being offered!
Have a wonderful day! 

-Card Recipe-
Oh, Christmas Puns (Merry Christmas)

Wintery Puns (From My Heart to Yours) 
Joy's Life Stamps

Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art Cricut Cartridge

Kraft and White Cardstock- Recollections
Real Red Cardstock- Stampin Up
Sassy Sparkles Stamp-Stampin Up
Real Red and Whisper White ink- Stampin Up
Heart and Snowflake punch- Marvy Uchida
Real Red polka dot grosgrain ribbon- Stampin Up
White Gel Pen 
Star Dust Stickles 
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Hi everyone! I hope you are all having a wonderful week! 
So far, so good here. Hubby and I are on a mini vacation in Massachusetts for a good friend's wedding.
My first time on the East Coast. Should be interesting ;)
 Time for another fun Cut It Up Challenge!

Cut It Up Challenge #7- Make a 3D Holiday project.
 It's your choice which holiday you decide to do.
Just make sure you include a die-cut.

I made a banner for our family living room.
I love how it turned out :) So fun and cheerful!

One more photo of the banner :) 

I have banners for all the other holidays except Christmas.
Make sure to join in on the fun challenge and make a 3D Holiday project!!
Don't forget to check out the amazing Cut  It Up Design Team inspiration too!
Have a wonderful day!

-Project Recipe-
Lovely Floral (Font) and Birthday Bash (Banner) Cricut Cartridges

Recollections Cardstock and Patterned paper
Star Dust Stickles and Dazzling Diamonds Stampin Up
White Gel Pen
Recollections Rhinestones and red bells
Snowflake punch-Marvy Uchida
White Glitter Tulle- JoAnns
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Hi everyone!!
 Today I am sharing my first official project as a new Design Team member of Joy's Life!
If you haven't checked out Joy's awesome stamps and products make sure you do!
You won't be disappointed!! :)

This week the Design Team is featuring Bags and Boxes, so make sure to stop by the Joy's Life Design Team blog to check that out.
For my project, I altered a tall gift bag.
This size perfectly fits a bottle of Sparkling Cider or Wine, your choice ;).

I decided to bust out all that glitter I have been hoarding, you know the stuff we used in the days before stickles? Hehe, I made my tree with some adhesive tape then covered it with some green glitter, added some Rhinestone ornaments and some snow.

Close-up of the stamped sentiment.

Isn't that sentiment just so fun!! This is part of Joy's new set, Oh Christmas Puns
Lots of amazing things on this set! :)

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out Joy's stamps and products!
Don't forget there is a Joy's Life Design Team Blog Hop this weekend!
Lots of inspiration, make sure to hop with us!

Have a wonderful Day!

-Project Recipe-
Oh, Christmas Puns- Joy's Life Stamps
Ink- Versafine Onyx Black
Bag- Hobby Lobby
Paper- Georgia Pacific and Recollections cardstock
Other- Glitter (GStudio), Stardust Stickles, Rhinestones (Recollections), Paper Crimper (Fiskars),
Star Punch ( Marvy Uchida), Snowflakes embossing folder (Cuttlebug)

Hi Everyone!
 Are you having a wonderful November?
Ready for a yummy Thanksgiving feast yet?
I know we are always looking forward to some turkey and pumpkin pie!
Time for another great Challenge!

Cut It Up Challenge #6- National Button Day!!!
 Make a card or a project with die cut and at least two or more buttons

I always need general, everyday cards to grab so I made this card with that idea in mind.
I really like the colors in this card.
Make sure to check out the wonderful prize for this challenge sponsored by the Cut It Up Challenges Team and also the wonderful inspiration from the Design Team.
Don't forget to join the fun and share your wonderful projects with us for a chance to win.
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderfully Crafty day!

-Card Recipe-
Die- Stampin Up Top Note Die
Stamps- C.C. Designs Swiss Laying Nora Digital Stamp and Unity Itty Bitty "You Make Me..."
Ink- Brocade Blue and Certainly Celery
Paper- Stampin Up So Saffron and Retired Designer paper scraps (Unknown)
Cuttlebug Polka Dots embossing Folder
Buttons GStudio
May Arts Ribbon
Blueberry and Lemon Tart Trendy Twine
Stickle- Yellow and Star Dust
White gel pen
Prisma color Pencils and Gamsol
Hi everyone! I hope your month is going great! 
Enjoying the Fall weather? I know we really are especially all the yummy pumpkin stuff! ;o)
 Our family has many things to be thankful for, so I know I can always use thank you cards.
Ready for a great challenge to help out with those cards?
Cut It Up Challenge #5-
 Thank you Card with a stamped image or Digital stamp
 The card is really pink, actually light pink but that really doesn't pick up well in photos.
I love the pink and teal combination.
This digital stamp is a free one I found on the internet.

Make sure to check out the wonderful prize for this challenge sponsored by Janis from the Cut It Up Challenges  Design Team and also the wonderful inspiration from the Design Team.
Don't forget to join the fun and share your wonderful projects with us for a chance to win.
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderfully Crafty day!

-Card Recipe-
Die- Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large
Paper- Pink Pirouette Cardstock and Pretty In Pink Designer paper
Stamps- My Creative Time's This & That, Stampin Up Tiny Tags
Ink- Taken with Teal and Pretty In Pink
Other- Embossing Folder "Heart Doodles" The Paper Studio
Ribbon Boutique Teal Ribbon
Stickles- Yellow, Star Dust, Diamond and Cotton Candy
Liquid Pearls in White Opal
Prisma Color Pencils and Gamsol