Sunday, December 22, 2013

Wishing you a happy December with YNS!!

Hello Everyone, are you all set to go to have Santa visit your house this week!? We had our family Christmas today, I think it was a success. My little peanut is 2 1/2 so this year he really got into Christmas and the entire Santa thing, he even skipped his nap today and played all day with his toys and Leap-pad all day :) We have Christmas again on Christmas day with the In-Laws then again on Saturday with all my Dad's side of family, then finally one more in January with my Parents.
Okay, on with my post, I am here to share a sweet card with you all using an adorable Digital stamp from YNS.
I told you this image was adorable, it's called, Looking Chic, and available over in the YNS store under the digital stamp category.
Materials Used:
Pattern Paper: October After
Spectrum Noirs by Crafters Companion
Ribbon and Jute: American Crafts
Sentiments: Peachy Keen Stamps
Corner Punch
I like how this card isn't just straight up Christmas and can be giving on any day in December and not just one in particular.
Before I say goodbye, I want to remind you all to come play along with us in the Monthly Challenge going on right now over at the, Your Next Stamp Challenge Blog, you still have plenty of time to play along and get your project submitted. Head on over to check out the challenge and challenge rules!
Thank you all and have a Very Merry Blessed Christmas!!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

TT Design Team Day~ Spreading Christmas Way

Hello Everyone, this is my second post of the day make sure you check out my first! It's Design Team Day over at the Timeless Twine  today. Can you believe that we only a week away before Christmas!? Luckily I have pretty much all my Christmas stuff done :) I have to get a couple more things on Thursday, but just little things. For this entire month the Twine-istas have been sharing gift giving projects with you, and of course today is no exception.
For my gift bag, I used one of the Small Brown Kraft Bags & Natural Bakers Twine.
Image of Small Brown Kraft BagsImage of Natural Baker's Twine by Timeless Twine
I used my Silhouette to cut out my phrase that I purchased last year from the Silhouette Online store and then used the negative to put on my bag. I added some Christmas paper to the inside of my bag to stiff it up and add more color.
Have you had the chance to head on over to the Bella Creationz Store, Stacy has so many awesome items over there for gift giving and everyday use!!
Thank you all for stopping by
So excited I get to stay on this absolutely fantastical team!!!!

PPPR Design Team Day: Happy Holly Days

Welcome to another posting of design team day for PPPR :) So since this will be the last post for the month of December, I decided to make one last Christmas card, before I move on to other holidays/seasons. So for my card, I used two different files from the PPPR store, this card I will be giving to my boss for Christmas, here is what I came up with.
Files Used:
Winter Cardinal Cutting FilesLayered Labels 3 Cutting Files
I love how this card came together, Lisa's files are always so perfect and go together like a piece of cake and have so many details with all the layers.
All the colors kind of made me nervous but I think it worked out and they all coordinate wonderfully.
I added some super vibrant twine called Purple Passion by Timeless Twine.
All my pattern papers came from a digital paper pack by Peppermint Creative called Jolly Holiday, I went with these papers cause of the holly leaves and thought is suited my Cardinal.
I hope you all enjoy :) I still have a couple more Christmas cards to share, but this will be the last Christmas card for PPPR. So I guess New Years is the next holiday then its onto Valentines Day, my New Years resolution is to get a head start on all my projects for the New Year.
Fingers Crossed!!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day

Saturday, December 14, 2013

PPPR Gift Giving Blog Hop & New Challenge

Hello Everyone & Happy Saturday!! I am excited for you all to join us for the PPPR, Gift Giving Blog Hop.

If you came here from Ana Maria's blog, you are in the right place.  If you just stumbled upon this post and would like to start from the beginning, please visit Lisa's blog
For this hop, we have decided to create projects that are all, centered around Gift Giving using Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files.  
As always, Lisa is giving away some AWESOME blog candy to one lucky person.
For a chance to win, you must be a follower of each blog and leave a comment on each blog.  For extra chances, you can also "LIKE" Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons on Facebook and/or sign up for the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Newsletter. A random winner will be chosen for the prize on Tuesday, December 17. Only US or Canadian mailing addresses, please.

Onto my creation... I made this sweet little treat/gift box for my Sister, who will be celebrating her 30th birthday on Sunday :) Love you to pieces sister!!!

Fancy Pillow Box 2 Cutting FilesBirthday Critters Cutting Files

I just LOVE this pillow box, don't you !? I think the see through little parts of the box was a genius move by Lisa, when she created this file!
I cut the box out using paper from the "Party Day" 12x12 paper stack by Crate Paper.
My sweet little girly mouse, was cut out using the print and cut feature of my silhouette, I then added some pearls to the cupcake along with some yellow Stickles for the base of cupcake and flame.
Of course no project is EVER complete with out some twine, I used one of my favorites, "Strawberry Cupcake" by Timeless Twine.
Sentiment: Scrappy Mom Stamps: Simple Sentiments
Letter Stickers: Adornit Carolees Creations: Flirtacious

So with a blog hop comes a new PPPR Challenge. We are carrying out the theme of the blog hop over into the challenge, you're projects can be holiday gifts, birthday gifts, treats for classmates, tags for gifts...anything that has to do with gift giving.
You can Link your creations up HERE

1.  The project must be centered around Gift Giving of some sort (holiday, birthday, treats, tags, etc.).  Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons products must be the focus of the project.
2.  Please link to your actual blog post...not to your blog.  If you don't have a blog, you can add a photo of your project to the Gift Giving Challenge photo folder in the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Project Parade Facebook Group .
3.  You can enter as many different Gift Giving projects as you want for more chances to win.
4.  The challenge will run for 3 weeks.  You must link up your project by 11:55 pm CST on Saturday, January 4, 2014.
5.  One random winner of a $10 Gift Certificate to PPPR will be chosen.  Our Design Team will also choose our PPPR Top 3.  Winners will be announced on Wednesday, January 8, 2014.
         Your NEXT and LAST stop in the hop, is the very talented blog belonging to Candace!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Holiday Blog Hop: Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons & Timeless Twine

Hello everyone and welcome to our Holiday Blog Hop! I am so beyond excited for this hop, you wanna know why..... It's because I am a designer for both of these fabulous companies and I adore them both, so very much!!
If you came from the blog of my very talented friend Candace, then you are in the right spot. If you just stumbled across my blog, then you will definitely want to start from the beginning, at Lisa's Blog.
In this hop we will be sharing Holiday themed projects with you, using both products from PPPR & Timeless Twine.
Of course this wouldn't be a proper hop without prizes!
For a chance to win, you must be a follower of each blog and leave a comment on each blog. The prizes are a $20 GC for TT/BellaCreationz and a $20 GC to PPPR  For extra chances, you can also "LIKE" Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons on Facebook and Timeless Twine on Facebook.

I am so excited to share my card with you all, I just love how it turned out....

Layered Labels 1 Cutting FilesSilly Little Elf Boy Cutting Files
I used one of my ALL TIME favorite colors of Timeless Twine, Key Lime Sorbet, for multiple little design elements on my card.
Image of Timeless Twine Sorbet Collection - Choose your color
All my patterned papers came from multiple different digital paper packs. I added some little stringed lights I have been hoarding for a couple years now and wrapped them around my elf. I felt that he was kind of a mischievous little guy, and thought that these would suite him perfectly.
Next person on the hop, is my super crazy talented friend Shannon!!
Also, here is the rest of the lineup in-case you get lost.

Amy T:








Thank you all for stopping by, hope you have a great day!!


Friday, December 6, 2013

YNS:FUN FRIDAY: Tobi's Dearest Deer

 Hello everyone! Can you believe we are only practically 2 weeks away until Christmas. I am still wondering what in the heck happened to October & November, it seems like we just skipped over those months, doesn't it!? Well, it definitely is starting to look like Christmas here in Northern Minnesota! Within this week, we got hit all at once with a bunch a yucky, sticky, slushy snow. I wish my winter would look like the scene on my card I am going to share with you for the Fun Friday challenge we have going on over at YNS. I have used the photo of inspiration provided to create my card. I will post both the picture for the sketch and inspiration, so you can start creating and play along with us.
My sweet little image was from the most recent new release, and is available in the store now, it's called "Tobi's Dearest Deer". This was my favorite digi from the entire release, all of them are over the top adorable, but this one takes the cake, for me! I Colored this adorable digi in using my Spectrum Noirs by Crafters Companion. All my papers are from a digital paper kit called Aspen Frost by Basic Grey.
Other materials:
Flower Soft~ultra fine white
Blue Prima Rose
Red Velvet Flowers: Joann's Essentials
Paper Doilie
Icicle Stickles
Snow Flake Sequences
American Crafts~ White Jute
Silver Snowflake: Joann's essentials
Here is this months Sketch and Photo of Inspiration:

Hope you all can come and play along with us! As always the Fun Friday Challenge last until the end of the month, can't wait to see what you all create.
Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Timeless Twine DT Day, ~Vintage Christmas~

Hello everyone, happy Wednesday!! I am up over at The Timeless Twine blog today.
 We are switching things up a bit over on the blog this month, will be sharing some "Gift Giving" themed projects with you, for the entire month of  December. I have decided to whip up a sweet little treat bag, using supplies from Bella Creationz, of course.

I used one of the White French Fry Bags (small), which you can purchase from the Bella Creationz, Etsy store. I also used some Christmas Twist, Timeless Twine, on my treat bag and created a tassel. I do plan on giving this to a special someone filled with yummy candy this Christmas. I already ate all the kisses I had put in it to begin with, lol!! I hope other people do this as well, I always buy candy to make things and then as I am making my projects I eat half the candy.
Items Used:
Image of Christmas Bakers Twine Large Party Pack by Timeless Twine
Make sure you head on over to Bella Creationz Etsy store, there are many things you will find over there, that are not in the Bella Creationz store here on the blog. Hope you all enjoy my first little "gift giving" idea, I will be back later in the month with yet another project!!
Thanks for stopping by!

PPPR DT Day~ From my home to yours.

Hello Everyone, this will be my first post of the day, I will be back later this morning with my DT project for Timeless Twine. Right now, I am here to share with you all my project for PPPR! Now, this idea for this card, actually came to me in my sleep the other night, lol! My husband tells me I have a real problem if I am dreaming up project ideas in my head, I think he's full of baloney!
Well.... do you all want to see!?
this card was so easy to put together, all it was, was a series of rectangles I just copied using my Silhouette and of course the adorable wreath is a file from the PPPR store.
The file name is Holly Wreath Cutting File.
Holly Wreath Cutting Files
 I inked the inner Rectangles on my door using some Tim Holtz, Tea-Dye distress ink, to make them stand out more. The door handle is just a silver bead I glued on using some super gel. My Sentiment is by, My Pink Stamper. I added some red pearls and rhinestones for the berries on my wreath to give it a little more sparkle and dimension.
I hope you all like my card, it turned out exactly like I dreamt it :)
Make sure to stop on back later to see my second post!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

The Paper Nest Dolls ~ New Release

AARRGG, my bloggy friends! I am here to share a card I made using one of the fun new stamps by The Paper Nest Dolls. I am sure you have possibly guessed what the release is about, based on my opening sentience!? There are three new images in this release and I decided to use, Pirate Owen.
I colored this little guy up using my Spectrum Noirs. There are three new stamps In this release, you will want to head on over to, The Paper Nest Dolls Blog, to see the other 2 images. Christine is always generous and of course is giving out prizes, so head on over and see how you can win one of the new stamps. There will be three total winners. All details are on The Paper Nest Dolls Blog.
Hope you all enjoy!!
Happy 1st day of December!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Your Next Stamp: Holiday Prieview Party / December Release

Welcome to the YNS Holiday Preview Party Hop!
We are so excited to have you join us as we preview our
new holiday digital stamps along with some very special guests!
There are 8 new digital images by the talented
Penny & Laurence of Omnia Designs!
Would you like to earn an EXCLUSIVE FREE YNS digi stamp!?
The party begins on ((Nicole’sblog)) where you will pick up your first letter to build a phrase, which will enable you to get an EXCLUSIVE FREE digi from YNS.
There will also be 10 randomly selected winners from the comments that will each WIN ONE FREE DIGI of their choice. 
Please HOP to ((Nicole’sblog)) for more details!

 I am going to share a card with you using the sweet new digi called Bubbly Bears. I am loving how versatile this sweet little image is. You could use it for a Birthday Card, like I did or other holidays, like, New Years, Christmas, Anniversary etc.
I colored this sweet little bears up using my Spectrum Noirs. I added the Birthday hat by using a file from PPPR called, Birthday Panda, and cut it out using my Silhouette.
Papers: Party Day by Crate Paper
Sequences: You are my Happy by Teresa Collins
White Jute by American Crafts
Sentiment: Peachy Keen Stamps
Pink Pearls & Button, from my stash
If you have been hopping along and building your phrase…
The next letter you will need is:
 Winners will be posted at our online FACEBOOK release party, December 1st @ 7:00pm EST on the Your Next Stamp Facebook fan page.
Winners will also be posted on the YNS blog.
We would love to have you join us at our Facebook release party,
To RSVP, simply click this link:
Karen has a fabulous holiday promotion running and you can take advantage of this offer on digital stamps as well as YNS cling and clear stamps,
dies, & embellishments.
This code is valid on all YNS products and is good from now until after the new digital stamp release goes live on Sunday, December 1st @ 8:00pm EST through December 4th, 2013.
Thank you so much for joining our YNS Preview Party Hop!
Your next stop on the hop is
#20 Karen(YNS)
and you can click on the link below.

Monday, November 25, 2013

The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge & DT Post~ "Bows"

Hello Everyone and Happy Monday, I am beyond excited it's a short work week, only have to work until Wednesday, then four days off. I am also excited because within those four days off, I get two full Thanksgiving's. Bring on the weight gain, I  don't even care :) another thing to be excited for, is there is a new challenge up over at The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge Blog. This will be the last challenge until after Christmas, the next challenge will be on Monday January 6th. This weeks challenge is all about "Bows", we want to see you create a project featuring a bow. Here is what I came up with.
This cutie is apart of the new Punk Collection that's just was released on the 19th. Her name is "Punk Ellie", I colored her up using my Spectrum Noirs. I think this card turned out super fun! I tried going with more of a retro punk look with the choice of papers and colors.
The prize for this weeks challenge is a $20.00 Gift Certificate for the Paper Nest Dolls Store! One winner will be chosen by random to win this prize, but of course in order to win, you must play along.
Can't wait to see what you all create!! I hope you all have a FUN and SAFE holiday week/weekend!!!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

YNS: Fun Friday~ DT Post

Hello everyone, TGIF! Is everyone getting ready for the big Holiday next week!? We will be going to in-laws on Thanksgiving Day, then on Saturday we will be traveling 1/2 hour to sisters for my Mom's side.
I am here to share another creation with you for the current challenge going on over at YNS. I decided to use the provided sketch for my design. Each month you will be provided with a sketch and or inspirational photo to use, for you design. You can use one or another or both, the choice is yours.
Here is my card....
My sweet image comes from the digital line over at YNS and is called, Stocking Fillers. How would you like to get each of these cuties in your Christmas Stocking, I know I would! I colored my image in after printing in off in high quality gray scale, using my Spectrum Noirs by Crafters Companion.
All my pattern papers came from a Digital line by, Crate Paper called Snowday.
Other items Used:
Teal Ribbon~ American Crafts
Brad~ American Crafts
Sentiment~ Scrappy Mom Stamps
Teal Rhinestones~ K&Co.
Before I say goodbye, I will share with you the Inspiration and sketch photo.

Hope you all have a fun and safe weekend!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Peachy Keen Challenge 13-46 :: Anything Goes

Hello again, my blog is been crazy busy with posts today, trust me that's a good thing, that means I have had lots of crafting time! I am here to share another card with you, this one is for the current
 "Anything Goes" challenge going on over at Peachy Keen Stamps.
For my card, I used the new PKS-SOMK November 2013 kit. I Stamped these sweetly adorable little mittens out on pattern paper and then stamped their little face and added some faux white stitching. I don't know if you can read the sentiment but it says, "You keep me in stitches" which is also from this same kit.
I added some beautiful Raspberry Pink, Timeless Twine, to hold my mittens together as a set and attached a little glittered clothes pin. Yellow paper was embossed using an embossing folder by Darice. I finished up by added a brad by American Crafts & glitter tape and then added some shear ribbon from my stash.
I hope you all enjoy my colorful little mitten card! Thank you for stopping by yet again and have a great night.

Timeless Twine DT Day~ Sending Warm Wishes!

Hello and Happy Wednesday everyone, I am over at the Timeless Twine , blog today. Before we get started, here is a little tidbit about me, anyone who knows me, knows I love all things Christmas. I have been listening to Christmas music since before Halloween, yikes, lol. I even got all my Christmas stuff put up this weekend :) I figured I would stick with the trend and share a Christmas card with you all!
I was so excited to play with my Christmas Twist, Timeless Twine.
Image of Christmas Bakers Twine Large Party Pack by Timeless Twine
I think it pairs up so perfectly with my pattern paper from, PepperMint Digital paper pack 2 (digital) by Crate Paper. My sweet little image is from, Your Next Stamp, Ellie loves to skate.
I decide to make her into a shaker card that looks like she is an ornament. I added some snow glitter and red, green and translucent sequences inside of shaker.
Sentiment is from Hero Arts(all occasion messages)
Markers: Spectrum noirs, Crafters Companion
I hope you all enjoy, have a great day!

PPPR DT Day~ What does the Fox say?

Hello everyone, It's time for another design team day over at PPPR. I made a fun little shape card using a couple different files from the PPPR store. The question on everyone's mind, "What does the fox say"!? Will we ever know, probably not, so here's ,my card to keep you guessing and to get the song stuck in your head!
Forest Critters Cutting FilesLayered Labels 1 Cutting FilesSentiment Spots 1 Cutting Files
I used the print and cut feature on my silhouette to put together this adorable card. I matched the color on the foxes face to fill in my sentiment spot, so the colors would coordinate. I then used the faux stitching method on my silhouette to put around the mat and sentiment spot on my card. The sentiment was also typed up using my silhouette.
I added some orange sequences and rhinestones, flower (Basic Grey), Brad (Echo Park), Pumpkin Orange (Timeless Twine).
Well to conclude up my post, you now know all my materials used to make my card, but "What a fox says" will always remain a secret.
I hope you all have a great day and I will see you next time.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

PPPR: Super Hero Bloghop!

Hello Everyone and Happy Saturday! Today is a "Super" fun blog hop because it's all about Super Heroes and PPPR Files. If you came from Ana Maria's blog then your in the right spot. If you just stumbled across my blog make sure you head on over to, Lisa's Blog, to start at the beginning.
Here is my "SUPER" fun card :)
For  my card I used the Superheroes Trio Cutting File. 
Superheroes Trio Cutting Files
I cut him out using my silhouette Cameo and released the compound path, so I could stamp his face using a Peachy Keen Stamp. My sentiment is from My Pink Stamper. I added a couple different little embellishments to make my card pop a little more.
Of course this wouldn't be a proper hop without a prize.
For a chance to win, you must be a follower of each blog and leave a comment on each blog.  For extra chances, you can also "LIKE" Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons on Facebook  and/or sign up for the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Newsletter . A random winner will be chosen for the prize on Tuesday, November 19. Only US or Canadian mailing addresses, please.
This also means we have a new challenge starting as well and I bet you can guess the theme!?
If you guessed Superhero, you were correct, for all the challenge rules, Head on over to the PPPR Blog!
Well I am the last person on the Hop, so now I can be the one to tell you thanks for Hopping with us and we can't wait to see your projects you create.

Lisa ~
Candace ~
Jeanne ~
Melisa ~
Nanne ~
Nicole ~
Shannon ~
Tanya ~
Ana Maria ~
Brianna ~

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Peachy Keen Challenge 13-45 :: Photo Inspiration

Hello Everyone, I hope everyone is having a great Wednesday! I am here to share a fun little card I made for the current challenge going on over at Peachy Keen Stamps. Here is the photo of inspiration that they provided for the challenge.
and now here is my creation, I went with the colors and not the image.
I used the adorable SOMK set from September 2013 (PKSC-21). I used my Spectrum Noirs to color in and around my sweet little coffee cup. I added some foam squares behind my image to make it pop out and stand out. I added some deep purple sequences to and a bling and sparkle to my card.
I hope you all like my card for this challenge.
Don't forget to view my post from earlier today to join in on the current Blog hop going on between Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons and Peachy Keen Stamps.
Thank you all for stopping by and have a great night!!