October 14, 2014

Today I Count My Blessings

Here is a great idea to dress up a Thanksgiving table or present something special as a Hostess gift.  Fun Stampers Journey has a bunch of beautiful stamps in their newly released catalog including beautifully designed stamp sets, crafty boxes and fabulous embellishments for your Thanksgiving festivities.

Stamps: Give Thanks Stamp Set (SS-0041), Autumn Days Stamp Set (SS-0006). Dies: Treat Box Die (DI-0006).  Ink: Cocoa Powder True Color Fusion Ink Pad (IP00016), 
Pumpkin Bread True Color Fusion Ink Pad (IP-0057).  Cardstock: Oatmeal Cookie (CS-0023), 
Whip Cream (CS-0040).  Accessories: Journey Twine Natural (AC-0005).  Other: Copic Markers

Just a few simple steps to create this darling project:  1. Stamp leaf images and label image and color with Copic markers.  Fussy cut leaves and label.  2.  Die-cut box shape and ink edges to distress.  3.  Adhere a strip of patterned paper around length of box.  4.  Wrap twine around box and secure in a bow.  Adhere leaves and label.

Thanks for joining me today.  Do let me know if you have any questions regarding any of the Fun Stampers Journey products.  


October 4, 2014

World Cardmaking Day with JustRite

World Card Making Day

Today marks the 9th anniversary of this super fun event!  Crafters around the world unite to create beautiful cards and the bonus - enter those cards into a contest to win fabby prizes!  Details here:

My card today features a Justrite Papercraft new release for the October collection of beautiful stamps.  

I colored the stamps using Copic markers and added detail with Spectrum Noir pencils.  The shape of the card was created using Spellbinders beautiful die template called Reflective Moments

The cards for this set are simply amazing.  Take a peek at what the team has created here:

Thanks for stopping by today.  It's a beautiful here in Colorado so we will be stepping out to enjoy the weather.  Hope some of you will be participating in World Card Making Day


October 3, 2014

Falling for Fall

Oh my goodness I just love, love, love this time of year.   Fall is by far my most favorite season.  The colors, the temperatures and of course the baking!   It's time to bring out the boots, warmer coats and enjoy the crisper temperatures.  It is these wonderful inspirations that make me happy to craft all day if I could!

You all know how much I love my goodie bags.  It's just as easy as making a card but of course there is room inside for a little gift.    When we are invited over to friends for dinner I love taking over a little hostess gift in a specially decorated bag.  There are 2 stamp sets that I used from JustRite Papercrafts October Release:

I purchase the brown craft bags at Bigbox craft stores or even at the Dollar store.  They usually come 5 in a pack and I simply stock up.  I colored the leaves in using Spectrum Noir markers and added detail with Spectrum Noir pencils

Design Team Inspiration

 Here is a little Colorado Fall inspiration for you all.  This picture was taken yesterday morning on my morning walk 

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you have the opportunity to get creative as the weather in your neck of the woods changes too.


October 2, 2014

Too Cute to Spook Halloween Cupcake Toppers and Wrappers

It's almost that time of year when our neighborhood is filled with little "creatures" scurrying around at dusk to earn some treats.  We love celebrating Halloween - so much so that our girls have been planning their costumes since August.  We finally committed to the final one last week - which leaves me some time for the party planning preparations!

I created these spooky cute cupcake toppers using Fun Stampers Journey Stamps and Papers:


Trick or Treat Stamp Set (SS-0084)
Journey Circles Dies (DI-0039)
Zombie Nights Cardstock (PP-0006)
Journey Glaze (AD-0002)

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Other Supplies:

Spectrum Noir Markers and Pencils
Cupcake base template downloaded from the internet
Cupcakes (yup these are store bought)

I stamped my images twice onto white cardstock.  I cut the first image out using a pierced circle from the Journey Circle Dies. The second image I fussy cut and adhered it over the first image with a small adhesive foam square.  I stamped the sentiments onto white cardstock and colored them with markers.  After cutting them into little banner shapes I attached toothpicks to both the sentiment banner and the cupcake topper.  To make the Cupcake wrapper template I downloaded and printed a template from the internet.  I cut out the shape and traced it onto my paper.  After cutting it out I simply wrapped it around the cupcake base and secured it at the back with tape.

I have more up my sleeve (bwhaaahaha) for Halloween so don't forget to follow me here or on Pinterest.