Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Valentine's Decoration

 A little known fact about me: I am I Starbucks nerd. I even went as far as to have a part time job, I only work a handful of days a month on top of my full time job. That being said, I have tons of coffee bags and tea tins that I admittedly hoard. I don't know why, I guess I figure I can find something to do with them, I hate throwing things away! So, the next couple of posts will be how to repurpose those items. I decided to take on my tea tins first, and I decided to make decorations/centerpieces with them.
I used not only the tea tin, but a small floral block and a .99 cent centerpiece from the party store.
I cut apart the centerpiece in order to use the pieces. I am going to use the others for another project (stay tuned! Think Mardi Gras!).
I used both the Artbooking and Art Philosophy cartridges to cut some images. 
I used CTMH Pink Glitter Gems as an accent.
 I used some scraps and some paper and stickers I've had in my stash (for a long time, as in 10 years).
I used skewers and attached the images with glue dots. I used some tissue paper to fill the tin to fill the empty space and keep it from being wobly.

This was entered in the fpllowing challenges:

Inspired By Challenge Winner!

I'm so excited to have been selected as the Inspired By Challenge 103 Winner! Thank you so much, it's such an honor!
Don't forget to get creative and go play!

Thursday, January 23, 2014


I have been trying to go through some of my scraps and use them up before they take over! At the same time, I have been inspired to make some Valentine cards. Most of my scraps are traditional Valentine colors, and then I thought, not everybody can get into pink and red, especially men so I challenged myself to make a couple non-traditional Valentines.
I came across the Curtain Call challenge as well and submitted my first creation.
I used my CTMH Artbooking cartridge to create all images. The swirl background was made with CTMH Swirls Around Flair stamps.
I also made another one that is much more masculine, using a diamond background sprayed with a shimmer spray that I had made months ago and have been dying to use!
I used my CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge to cut the key and the heart. I didn't have the right sentiment stamps so I handwrote it. I'm not crazy about my handwriting, but it does add a personal touch I suppose.
Thank you so much for stopping by!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Valentine's Treats

I am loving creating new things with my new CTMH Cricut Art Philosphy cartridge! I had to make something for Valentine's Day, I couldn't resist!
I made two different treat boxes, one pillow box and one that can hold small candy. I made a few tags also. I didn't have the Valentine's paper that had the right colors, so I made some using Swirls Around Flair stamps and different color inks. The tickets were made using the Art Philosophy cart and stamps that came with the Cricut collection.
I entered these in the Inspired By Challenge, the treats and tags were perfect.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Blessings Jar

I have wanted to make one of these Blessings Jars since I saw one on Pinterest last year. For those of you who have never seen one, you use a Blessings Jar every time something good happens, no matter how small. When these positive moments and events happen, write it on a piece of paper and put it in the jar. At the end of the year, read all of your blessings from the past year. What a great way to remind ourselves how blessed we really are! 
I used a plastic container that I had saved for this project, but any jar will do if you choose to make one.
The gray background paper is CTMH Huntington and the polka dots are CTMH washi tape (available Feb 2014), which I am falling in love with! The frame and glitter letters were from my stash.
The "Countdown" numbers are CTMH Slate cardstock backed with Ruby and cut with the Cricut Artbooking cartridge.

The pocket on the side is cut from Cricut Boxes, Bags and Tags which is perfect for holding paper scraps and a pen.
I am loving how this turned out, as simple as it is. We already have been blessed this year and have made several entries to the jar. I hope this inspires you to create your own and remember how blessed we all are!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Sending Love

Welcome back! I feel like it's been so long since I've been able to create anything! If only I could be a full time crafter, my life would be complete. I did get a chance to make this lovely card using the CTMH Lifting Spirits stamp set.
I have submitted this card for the the Just Us Girls Paper Piecing challenge. I am getting very excited for Valentine's Day, I can't wait to do some crafting using some different colors!
TFL and come back soon!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I can't believe it's 2014 already! With the craziness of the holidays behind me, I am happy to say I finally got to do some crafting! I finally sat down and made some amazing cards with my Cloud 9 kit, available only through the month of January to celebrate National Papercrafting month. 

This kit makes it so easy to whip out ten cards in a flash!

I am in love with these colors and fun stamps! 
I also found the Color Throwdown Challenge and submitted an entry.

Shop with me today and get this kit for only $15 with a $35 purchase. That gives you the ability to order the January Stamp of the Month for only $5! That's a $98 value for only $55! Hurry, this kit is only available through January!