October 27, 2011

A Wedding Card for a Special Couple

I made this wedding card for my Brother and his new wife, Amanda.  They got married just this past weekend in a beautiful ceremony in South Africa surrounded by friends and family from all over the world.   We are so happy to have been part of this special occasion and know that they will make each other blissfully happy for years and years to come.

The unconventional wedding cake image is a stamp from JustRite stampers brand new set called Topsy Turvy Cakes.  The set consists of a whole bunch of delicious cakes and sentiments that are sure to delight anyone celebrating a fabulous & fun occasion.

If you would like additional inspiration on this fabulous set simply visit the blogs of the JustRite Team

{Topsy Turvy Inspiration}

I thought I would end the post with a picture of the radiant couple :) I hope you enjoyed the fun and were inspired to create Topsy Turvy creations of your own.

October 17, 2011

Spellbinders and Unity Stamps Blog Hop

Welcome to our TWO-day event!  

You should be joining me from Lisa Arana’s blog, if not then head to the beginning on the Unity Stamp Co. Blog.

With all the blog-swaps that are happening out there lately, I can't think of one more exciting than when the amazing women of SPELLBINDERS™ get together with the rock stars of UNITY STAMP COMPANY!

We can't wait to show you a special line of coordinating products featuring:

for Unity Stamp Co. rubber stamps!  


Not only are we thrilled to be collaborating on such a special 2-day event, but ONE of you will win ALL of the coordinating stamps and dies from the Samantha Walker collection! We will also have 1 winner each day from the comments that will receive 1 Samantha Walker stamp set and coordinating dies.

So be sure to enjoy our hop both days, leave comments on all of the blogs each day and check back to see if you won!

(winners will be posted on Wednesday, October 19th on the Unity Blog and Spellbinders Blog)

You all know how much I LOVE my gift bags.  Decorating a plain brown kraft bag and making it into something special and personal is so much fun.  I think I am slightly addicted to this fun crafting method ;) For today's project I used Spellbinders die templates and Unity stamps with and a few pieces of patterned paper - here are the deets:

Spellbinders Paper Arts Supplies:

Unity Stamp Company
  • Blossom Stackers (Samantha Walker)
Other: Pebble's Paper, Ribbon, Kraft Bag, The Girls Loft Paper.

Ready to see more gorgeous Unity and Spellbinders inspiration? Thought so :) Next up is Christi Snow’s blog Altered Ambitions. Enjoy!

I hope you are having just as much fun as I am on this hop.  Don't forget to leave a comment here before you move on for your chance at winning some fab prizes!  Have a wonderful Monday and remember tomorrow the awesomeness continues with Day 2 of this huge event!


October 12, 2011

A Wreath for Northridge Publishing's Create Blog...

Northridge Publishing's Create Blog recently featured a project I made for the Spellbinders Blog so I thought I would share it here with all of you.  I wanted a wreath that would carry me from Fall to Christmas and all the fun holidays in between.  I chose this rustic color palette together with Jillibean Soup paper and Spellbinders Anemone die templates for this mini wreath project

Thanks for stopping by today - Happy Hump Day!

October 6, 2011

Win with Paper Crafts Connection

This is a close-up view of my Snowflake Gift bag project that is published in the current issue of Paper Crafts Magazine issue called Holiday Cards on sale now...

I do have a sneak preview of this copy and let me tell you it is gorgeous!  There are so many ideas for the upcoming festive season from cards & tags to gift bags & ornaments.  Everything is handmade and reallllly beautiful.


Paper Crafts' blog called Paper Crafts Connection featured my gift bag and they are running a little giveaway to go along with their post.  To see a full size image of my project and to enter their giveaway visit the Paper Crafts Connection Blog.

See you all soon with more fun goodies to share.

October 4, 2011

Win with Spellbinders & go Double Duty with JustRite

I have a fun post to share today including an opportunity to win Spellbinders die templates! First up is my daughter's glittered Pumpkin.  On today's Spellbinders Blog post I show you how we created this pumpkin using Spellbinders die templates to cut out vinyl shapes to form a mask on the pumpkins.  I spray painted the pumpkins with glitter spray paint and decorated them with embellishments.

We are also celebrating Julie Overby, Holly Simoni and my 6 month Anniversary as Spellbloggers for Spellbinders Paper Arts.  Giveaways go hand in hand with Celebrations and we are giving away Spellbinders die templates to 3 lucky winners

{Win with Spellbinders}

For your chance to win a set of Spellbinders die templates simply leave me a comment on the Spellbinders Blog post.  Holly and Julie will also be hosting giveaways and together we will randomly select three winners who will each win a Spellbinders die template set - details on the Spellbinders blog!

{Double Duty Halloween with JustRite}


My daughters did such a wonderful job decorating their pumpkins and just like any proud mama I wanted to share their creations with the world!  It dawned on me that I could print out images of their works of art and incorporate them on Halloween cards - yup this mama is pleased as punch as I go Double Duty on my Halloween Decor!  

The sentiment on this card is JustRite stampers latest release font set.  I love the style of this font which is so versatile for any occasion. I am going to get serious milage out of this one!!!  The set is called:

 Each letter and number image is a separate stamp!  and there's more too.. this set consists of 107 clear stamps and they were designed to coordinate with Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Ovals Lg, Classic Ovals Sm, and Labels Eighteen.


JustRite Stampers:

Spellbinders Paper Arts:
{JustRite Inspiration}

JustRite Stampers is offering 30% off on Happy Halloween, Trick or Treat and Halloween Mini Sentiments.  They are also announcing the blog candy winner on the JustRite Inspiration Blog.  Whew now that's what I call a post!  Good luck entering the giveaway.  See you right back here soon.


Hi Rona - Thanks for your compliment and question.  The glitter paper is from a company called Best Creation.  The product is called Olive Green Glitter Cardstock (item # GCS025).  Hope that helps you out in your search :)


October 3, 2011

Vintage Inspired Christmas Tree Topper

October starts off with a festive bang as JustRite Stampers releases this beautiful holiday set called

which consists of 15 Clear Stamps designed to coordinate with Spellbinders Nested Pennants die templates.


JustRite Stampers: 

Spellbinders Paper Arts:
  • Graphic 45

{JustRite Inspiration}

I am excited for the next few months as each holiday brings special traditions and plenty of opportunity for me to create treasured keepsakes for family and friends.  I hope we have inspired you to start thinking of the holidays.  Have a wonderful Monday