Saturday, January 31, 2015

A Happy Hello Blog Hop...

Welcome to another month and another SOTM Blog Hop...this month, featuring February's SOTM, A Happy Hello!

If you've come from Haley's Blog, you're on the right track...keep on hopping around 'till you get back to where you started!

Here's a look at my card...I used the colors from Hopscotch (LOVE these colors!)

Here's a closeup of the "hello"...
Here's how I did the random-stamped "hello"...apply a temporary liquid adhesive to the word of your choice...adhere to a piece of cardstock or paper then Random Stamp. I hope you can see "hello" hiding in there somewhere....

And you all know how I let NOTHING go to now I have the negative of the word when I pull off the letters...I just traced with a black pen and then can go on another card or layout (my "e" looks like a fish, don't you're headed over to Michelle's Blog to see what she has to share!

Don't can start buying this stamp set for only $5 with a qualifying order of $50 or more starting February 1st!

Hump Day on a Saturday...

***this post might contain material non-adults might find offensive...for mature audiences only***

Who doesn't need a good HUMP DAY card...on a Saturday!

Not only would this make a great card for a Wednesday birthday or special occasion...but....

If your husband or significant other appreciates little loves notes of the funny sort, this would be a perfect note to hide on a "special day"...I guarantee you will get a chuckle out of it!

You can check out this post on the PPPR Blog as well as the link to the file I used.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Happy Birthday with CDD...

We're so happy to be back with our January Release! We have 3 new stamp sets that are being released today. All stamps are in the CDD Shop and are now available for purchase.

And now...what you all have been waiting for...the January stamps:

Here are the SVG cut files for each stamp - these are FREE TO YOU to use with your new stamps! This makes it so just cut out the image with your machine and then stamp on it. The SVG file will be in the CDD Gallery under the file tab and available for you to download!

Here are the release specials for you:

1. Use code: Jan to receive 20% off your ENTIRE ORDER. Sale ends 2/1 at 10pm MST.
2. With a minimum $30 purchase (before tax & shipping), the 2x3 FREEBIE below will be added to your order automatically. Offer ends 2/1.

Here's a look at the 2x3 FREEBIE:

There is a link to this FREE SVG pattern somewhere in today's hop lineup...

As you might have guessed with my JANUARY SNEAK PEEK, I got to play with Celebration Word's a cute little birthday card made with this stamp set...

I used the FREE SVG file for Celebration Word Art to cut around the sentiment...I like to fussy cut but why do it when Tara makes it sooooo easy for you! I pop-dotted with Thin 3D-Foam Tape for a little bit of dimension...
I used a card from Artfully Sent, modified the cut file so all that would be left was the "Happy Birthday"...layered Black Glitter Cardstock that little bit of glitter!

I used Simply Said for the "WISH BIG" sentiment on the inside...

Now for the important part!!!


1. Craftin Desert Divas - 1 stamp each day.
2. Too Cute by Jessica - $25 gift card for regularly-priced patterns.

You must follow and comment on each blog to be eligible for the prizes. Winners will be announced on Tuesday!

We have a new lineup and freebie for tomorrow's hop so be sure to check back!

Your next stop on the hop is Saundra...head over there and see what she has to share!

Here's today's line up:
KATY ---- That's ME

Blowing Kisses with Frosted Designs...

I'm soooo excited!!! 

This is my FIRST post as a FROSTED DESIGNS Design Team Member! I'm a member of the Friday Challenges DT and this week's challenge is...
I chose to use an arrow overlay as my background...because we all know arrows tell you what DIRECTION to go!

I embellished with some of Frosted Designs wonderful products!

Here's a closeup of my watercolor piece and the wood veneers I used from the FD Store...those little hearts are to die for! My daughter was almost 1 and was learning to blow kisses! My husband worked out of town at the time so we were headed to see him for the weekend. I hand wrote "kisses" with an acid-free marker then fussy cut around the letters. I typed up the journalling and printed using this little handy tip.

I hope you can see the dimension...something I {{{love}}} to add to all my projects BUT I don't like to put too much so my pages still fit nicely in my Albums
I used a date stamp from Heidi  Swapp...LOVE that thing but it's gonna take some practice..I'm so used to clear stamps and acrylic

Thank you so much for stopping by and seeing my little corner of the world!

I hope you'll take the time to visit the Frosted Designs Store and see all the goodies they have! And...don't forget to head over to the FD Blog and check out the other DT Members and what they've created for their What Direction Friday Challenge...I promise you will be AMAZED!!!

Products Used:
Frosted Designs: Elle's Studio - Love You More Wood Veneers & Heidi Swapp - Hello Today Puffy Glitter Alpha Stickers
CTMH: Artbooking Cricut Collection, Wanderful Paper Packet, Ivy Lane Paper Packet (retired), Ariana Paper Packet (Retired), Self Adhesive Gold Sequins

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Frosted Designs - Friday Challenge DT...

YAYYYYYYY....I finally get to announce what I've been holding back on for weeks!!!

I am a new member of the Frosted Designs Friday Challenge DT group!!!

Go check out the Blog and meet all the other DT Members!

Check back tomorrow for my FIRST project!!! I think you all love it!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Technique Time with SEM...

It's my turn to post on the Scrapping Everyday Miracles Blog and it's all about one of my favorite techniques!

Here's a look at the card...

Head over to the SEM Blog to check out all the details!

Products Used:
CTMH HeartStrings
Red Waxy Flax
CTMH Black Cardstock
Gossamer Blue January Kit (gray heart paper)

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Craftin Desert Divas January Stamp Release - Sneak Peek Day 1...

Today is Day 1 of the sneak peeks for the January Stamp Release at Craftin Desert Divas! This month we have 3 NEW STAMPS!!! 

These images and sentiments will come with a FREE SVG Outline that can be found in the CDD Gallery on Facebook under the Files Tab!

Here are the release specials for you:
1. Use the Code: Jan to receive 20% off your entire order. SALE ENDS February 1st at 10pm MST.
2. The 2x3 FREEBIE is for a $30 minimum purchase (before tax & shipping) in the CDD Shop -
    Freebie offer ends February 1st.

EACH DAY of the Sneak Peeks, there will be a new FREE SVG pattern. You can e-mail or send a message to the CDD Facebook page to request the file. YOU MUST COMMENT AND FOLLOW EACH BLOG IN ORDER TO GET THE FREE FILE. Join us this Friday & Saturday for our Blog Hop and get MORE FREE FILES!!!

Today we are showcasing Celebration Word Art...

Here's my project - a little Valentine goodie bag...Made from Slate Paper Bags and HeartStrings Paper from CTMH

I loved highlighting some of the word art with my ShinHan Touch Twin Markers! One heart is paper-pieced and pop-dotted with Thin 3D-Foam is colored using ShinHan Touch Twin Markers...and one is a puffie sticker. I also colored the sweet the little envelope with ShinHan Markers and pop-dotted it as well!
Here's a top view...
Here's today's FREE SVG File (don't forget to comment and follow all the blogs then e-mail CDD or go to their FB Page and request the file)...SUPER CUTE, huh!

CDD Stamps are:
4x6 stamps
Made in the USA
Stamps will be available to order on Friday

We hope you will stop by the Craftin Desert Divas Shop and the Craftin Desert Divas Gallery Facebook Group. We would LOVE for you to join us and share your creations using CDD Stamps! In this group, you will see stamp set previews before anyone else...get FREE SVG files...participate in GIVEAWAYS and much more!!!

Thank you so much for joining us today! I hop you will visit the CDD Blog and the rest of the Design Team for more sneak peeks tomorrow and Thursday. Don't forget to check back on FRIDAY to see ALL the Stamp Sets being released!

Warm & Cozy kind of LOVE with SOUS...

It's my turn to share a die-cut project for the Warm & Cozy Challenge over at Stuck on U Sketches!

I'm throwing you all for a spin here and reaching FAR into my interpretation bag for this one...

These colors SCREAM Warm & Cozy to me...and who doesn't feel warm & cozy when they're in LOVE!!!

I used Cut & Paste - Charm paper by My Mind's Eye...

I scissor-distressed the edges so you can see the teal B&T peeking through...
I added a badge button from a retired CTMH Paper Packet...didn't like the apple pie on it so I covered it with a sticker that said "hello"...
I sewed down the center of my LOVE die-cut to attach it to my card front...
Here's a peek at the inside...

We'd LOVE to see your Warm & Cozy Die-Cut projects...just head over the SOUS Blog and link them up before next Friday!

Here's a look at more of the Warm & Cozy paper from the MME Cut & Paste - Charm Collection... is the card that totally inspired mine!!!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Frosted Designs MLK Sale...

There's still time to take advantage of the MLK "You Pick the Sale" Event over at Frosted Designs!!!

Here are some of my favorites!!!

And...all of her cute laser-cut Wood Veneers...

Go check it out and take advantage of the BIG SALE!!!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

#tbt CTMH Style {{22}}...

Another Thursday means another #tbt CTMH Style...

Again...I'm featuring Valentine projects for the next few weeks to get you "in the mood"

This card is from 2011 (and obviously before my camera skills and measures 3x3...

Here's a peek at the side...I pop-dotted the hearts for dimension
And here's the inside...LOVE that tiny black polka-dot heart!!! Might have to find this stamp set in my stash and break it out this weekend!

You can see the original post {{{here}}} to find out ALL the details, although most, if not everything used, has since been retired.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

We Make a Perfect PAIR - DTC #92...

I just love PUNNY Valentines and this one is a favorite of mine. Keeping with my Valentine theme this month, I want to share this cute little project I made for the DTC Challenge #92.

My husband is always needing new socks so I couldn't help but create this little gift for him...

Thanks for stopping by!!

Don't forget to link up your own non-card project...ANYTHING goes!!! We'd LOVE to see you play along and get inspiration from what YOU create!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

EOS Lip Balm Holders...

It's my turn to post over at the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Blog and I'm keeping with this month's Challenge theme of "Made With Love".

I know you've all seen the CUTE EOS Lip Balm holders all over the internet...aren't they CUTE!

Well...Lisa has some pretty fabulous files that are easy to adapt to EOS Lip Balm's a look.

Here are some closeups...

I used a glue-dot to adhere the heart to the EOS...that way, the recipient can easily remove it before she starts to use!

Make sure you head over to the PPPR Blog to see direct links to the files I used. are a couple more suggestions for you that would be super cute for any occasion!

You could get a yellow or beige color EOS and add the glasses and mouth right on top with a glue-dot just like I did the heart on the candy piece above...

A red one would be cute as an apple center...

Thanks for stopping by!!!