November 25, 2013

Sweet Reindeer Lights

Hi Everyone,

Welcome and Happy Monday! I'm so glad you joined us today.  2 Cute Ink's Little Reindeer make a sweet collection - clearly Reindeer Lights is perfect for the holiday season.

Today's card is a shaped card using a free label file (Maggie's Label 3) from Magnamity.  I took the "label" file and sized it to to be 5-1/2" x 5-1/2".  I welded it to a rectangle for the card base.  I resized the label for each layer, then added a strip across the front (accented with a border punch).  The reindeer is colored with Copic Markers - with Stickles added for the Christmas lights, his nose, and accent dots in corners.  He is popped up alongside a big holiday wish created with just a word processor.

This card brought a little serendipity - I did not intend for the card shape to resemble a Christmas ornament.  When I was finished, however....there it was!  So I added a piece of rumpled ribbon to the top to finish off the ornament.

Have a fabulous crafty week, and I will see you next Monday.

November 18, 2013

Sweet Snow Globe

Hi Everyone,

Isn't this such a wonderful time of year! In some parts of the country, the crisp fall air is combined with beautiful soft snow.  Yet I am able to still enjoy temps in the 80s!  But that doesn't stop me from the inspiration of snow-themed ideas - and what says snow better than a snow globe!  This snow globe houses some special 2 Cute Ink characters - The Gingerbread Boy and Gingerbread Girl - dancing around the Sparkle Tree.


November 15, 2013

Scraps to Treasures Blog Hop - Best Friends Forever

This month's challenge was to use a Tic-Toe-Toe board as our inspiration.  The board is shown here - with the diagonal line I chose.

The blue and black paper are scraps left over from the big wedding order I did this summer.  The white paper is embossed with words - purchased years ago and just rising to the top of my scrap pile.  The butterflies come from a digital stamp (forgot the source - sorry!) used on some of the wedding cards.  The BFF is a free digital stamp from Lazy Daisy Designs.  The lacy card shape is an svg file from SVG Cuts - Lacey Mom Card.  And, finally, the pearls are left over from a baby project I made for a coworker.

Enjoy today's hop and we'll see you right back here again next month, when we'll be using scraps to make cards inspired by a specific color scheme.

Your next stop is Paula.  Here is the entire line up in case you get lost.

Robin S. ~
Camille ~

November 11, 2013

Sweet Lady Bug

Hi Everyone,

It's Monday! Today I used the cute little image Sweet Lady Bug.  I used two techniques with this image.  I printed and colored the lady bug (both on the front and inside with a sentiment)....I also cut a couple strawberries on my eClips and pieced them together for an embellishment.  The fabulous word art is a free image by Elegant Wordart by Bethany.

Inside Sentiment
Enjoy all the fabulous projects this week, and we'll see you right back here next Monday. 

November 7, 2013


Hi Everyone,
The holidays are near - this past year flew by so fast!  Today I took some time to jump-start my creative juices by making paper cornucopias to share with family members.

My inspiration came when I was looking for a unique project for "Craft It Forward."  I found this pattern at SVG Cuts.  Although it's difficult to take a good picture of the cornucopia itself with the flowers and ribbons that finish it off, it's an inspiring project - and a great family activity idea, as they are extremely simple to make...I think I've made a dozen so far!  These are just a couple of the ones I made today.

November 4, 2013

Sherlock Mouse

Hi Everyone,

This is such a fun time of year! Leftover Halloween Treats, Thanksgiving approaching, Christmas shopping, Holiday Festivities with friends....the list of activities and events are endless.  With Christmas on its way, many of you are scrambling to get Christmas cards made.  I challenge you to spend some time working on those everyday cards for all the other activities throughout the year.  

Today I am excited to share Sherlock Mouse.  Don't say you weren't warned - this little guy can be addictive!

Inside Message

Enjoy this week's projects, and we'll see you back here next Monday.

November 3, 2013

Operation Write Home - Sketch Challenge 197

Love Sketch Challenges from Operation Write Home. Working on "Yooper" cards today - so designed one using OWH's Sketch Challenge 197 - simple enough!

Here is my Yooper card (turned sideways from the original sketch).

Visit OWH to see other cards in the challenge - better yet, join the challenge!