Saturday, November 30, 2013

A Year of Dates Coupon Book - Stocking Stuffer

I have a project up on the Elle's Studio blog today using the 2014 Collection.  I decided to make hubby a stocking stuffer.  I created this mini album and each month will have a pocket filled with a pre-planned date night and the money for it.  To create the pockets, I just sealed some kraft envelopes, cut them in half and then punched a half circle from one edge.

On the cover I have also used some SRM Stickers and some American Crafts Thickers.

Inside I have created a pocket to hold the money/ gift card and a note about the date.  I will include such things as hotel gift cards, money for lunches, dinners and movie nights.  A gift that keeps on giving and I get some fun out of it too, can't beat that!   Love these wooden veneers from Elle's Studio

I have also used some more of the chipboard hashtags from Creative Embellishments (can't believe how many words are in one package!) here I have added some glitter to it.




I can't wait to give this to my husband, I am sure he is going to love it.  Now be sure to hop on over to the Elle's Studio Blog to see what the other designers have done with this fun collection.

Also don't forget about this! 
(click on picture to be taken to store)

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Girl Power cards

Welcome to another Unity Blog Hop and Happy Birthday to me - 29 and holding ;)

 Once again I bring you Roxanne Fashionista...sorry can't help it, she is just so perfect with the sentiments in I am Woman!  I have also paired them up with the Starring You SMAK kit, love my SMAKs.  I have used the Hey Kid by Pink Paislee along with some star dies.  I thought this would make a good teen card.


Now I used the same sketch to create a CAS Fashionista card for you, this one is Anatasia and I have her paired with the November SMAK kit (Be Your Own Beautiful) and the new Layers of Life (Full Circle Moment) - don't you love those circles - I do!  The paper is Finnley by Glitz



Be sure to comment along the way as there will be 2 Random Winners from comments on all blogs to win a prize pack of....!


Now be sure to come back to the Unity shop for our Cyber Monday sale on Monday -there will be some new Cyber Monday releases under $8 just for you!  Starts Sunday at Midnight!





My new Inspired By Challenge is up:

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Bay Days

You have until tomorrow night to play along with my Inspired By challenge.

I decided to create a layout in which I pulled out the yellow and blue (loving these 2 colors lately).  I used the Cut & Paste Charm Collection by My Mind's Eye along with the Ooh-La-La stamp set from TAWS and a couple of Silhouette cuts.  I have saved these chipboard clothing tags for awhile and putting them into a little canvas bag helped to create the shopping theme.  Another thing I always save are the little chain links that come on some clothing pieces.








Monday, November 25, 2013

Up Cycled and Altered Wooden Ice Skates

I have another Echo Park project to share today.  I picked up these wooden skates at a thrift store for next to nothing, they were already basecoated and the perfect colors to go with the Let it Snow Mini Theme collection!  I think this was one of the easiest altered art/up cycled pieces I have done.  I traced around the skate onto the pattern paper, cut it out, stitched around the edge, adhered and embellished with stickers and twine, easy, peesy!  The Twine is from Divine Twine.



A Couple of Girl themed Birthday cards

I need to build up my stash of girly birthday cards for the kiddos in my class and the I Love Candy Mini Theme collection from Echo Park was perfect! I also used a PTI stamp a die from My Favorite things and some Divine Twine.  I love how bright and cheery this collection is and of course the cute little images.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

A couple of just because cards

I have a couple of cards to share with you today and both use the From Me to You collection by Pebbles.  I think my favorite cards to make are ones that are Just Because, as they can be used for so many things.


This first one is one that I made for the Pebbles Blog for World Card Making Day but I haven't shared it here yet.



Saturday, November 23, 2013

December Daily

Well this year I took the jump into Project Life and now I am finally going to try a December Daily album.  I used the Noel collection by Elle's Studio to create my album along with some Unity Stamps and Twinery Twine.  To create the base of the album, I just sealed and then cut some kraft envelopes in half.  That way there are pockets included in the pages as well.  I have only shown a few of the pages here.


On this page I have used the It's A Tradition Unity SMAK kit for my to do list.



The stamped list on this page is from the Naughty, Nice, Not Sure set by Unity.  I also used some of the Bit & Pieces of Noel as little tags/pages themselves in the album.






Some More Unity stamps used here, this is the (aBOUT) Bon Appetit set

Finally the back page.  I have used the Ticket to Christmas by Unity and one of the tags included in the Elle's Studio freebies that are shipped with each order!

Now I can't wait to take more photos and fill up my book!  I love Christmas!


Friday, November 22, 2013

Altered Christmas Gift Bag

It is sketch week up on the My Mind's Eye blog and I was asked to use the sketch to create something other than a card or layout.  I decided to create a Christmas Gift Bag.using the Vintage Christmas collection.  I used pretty much all scraps from other projects, yay!.  I just started laying the pieces here and there until I was happy with how they looked.  I then just added the embellishments.  As a final touch I also added a few clear stickers from SRM Stickers.




Here is a peek at the sketch.  Be sure to check out the MME Blog posts all this past week to see what the other Design Team member created.



Thursday, November 21, 2013

Unity Brown Thursday Blog Hop

It is time for another Unity Blog Hop, have you hopped along and left comments?  There is a huge prize up for grabs - more on that later ;)

For my card I have used the Jess Fashionista along with the I am Woman sentiment kit - they go well together don't they?!  The hashtag chipboard sentiment is from Creative Embellishments and finally the paper is the My Mind's Eye Presh


Now as always there are some FABULOUS sales going on at Unity!



And don't forget to leave comments along the way.  There will be 2 winners chosen randomly from all comments at all of the blogs and the winners will each receive:


Told you it was a fabulous prize so be sure to leave a comment on all blogs because you don't know which are the blogs the winners will be chosen from

Next stop Lisa H