Tuesday, January 29, 2013

My Life in Arts' n Crafts' DT hop

Love is in the Air
My Life in Arts’ n Crafts’
Design Team Blog Hop

Valentines Day is right around the corner, so we are 
getting ready, by showing our valentine creations.
You should be coming from Angela's blog.
If not head on over to Jessi’s blog to get started.
I have used the Mandarin Baker's twine and the
Jessi has some amazing new products over
there, go take a look.
 I made this card using some cutting files
from the Silhouette Studio Store. I
Made changes to the files to add hearts.
I used the Mandarin Baker's twine and the
The paper for the balloon is from a 
multi-pack at Micheal's The paper for 
the clouds and the "love is in the air"
stamp are from a muse studio
The blue cardstock is from my stash.
I also used a toothpick for my flag.
To get the card shaped right, I placed my
clouds and balloon in the Silhouette
software in a position I liked. Then I 
created an offset or shadow layer. After that 
I made a duplicate of the shape, then flipped it 
around to the top (making a card base)
I welded those shapes then I cut the card 
base out. When assembling the hot air 
balloon for the card, I lined the edges 
on the balloon with the Mandarin Baker's twine.
Then I took the Orange Mesh Ribbon, folded
it in half and glued it to the balloon basket.
After it dried I trimmed the excess off.
I glued the clouds to the card base, then
I used foam square adhesive to 
attach the balloon to the card and 
also to add the flag. 
Jessi is giving away some goodies from her store
to one lucky person who comments on all the
blogs in the hop as well as you must be a follower.
Extra entry if you like the My Life in Arts’ n Crafts’
fan page telling her you’ve done so.

Extra entry , OMG that means you have three chances
to win!! Once you’ve gotten through the hop,
head back over to Jessi’s blog and comment again 
saying what product you’d like to win.  So you might
wanna check out the store and decide.
One lucky person will win their choice. Make sure 
you leave a way to get in contact you.  

Head on over to Jearise's blog for more inspiration.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Creative Cutting challenge # 8 Valentine Cards

Who is excited for a new
Creative Cutting Challenge?
This time it is Valentine's Day Cards
and here is mine:

I made this cute Love Bug card using 
the Garden Friends - Set Two by
Creative Pointe. It can be found at
The paper and twine are from a muse Studio
Stop by my friend Tammy's shop there
and check it out!

Now do not forget to get over to the
and link up your entry.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Scraps to Treasures

Welcome to the Scraps to Treasure Valentine Treats
Blog Hop. Scraps to Treasure is a group of crafty
people who take their left over scraps and come
up with beautiful and fun projects that
center around a monthly theme. This month's
theme was Valentine Treats and our crafters
were put to task in creating something that used
only scraps but was also Valentine Treat related.

If you arrived from Jearise's blog you are in the right
place, if not Jessi Buehrle at My Life in Arts N Crafts
hostess for this hop so please make sure you start at
her blog. Now lets see what 
Valentine Treats await us...

I chose to make a treat for my puppy...
I made this SVG of her a while back 
and had not used it... So I thought it 
would be a fun project and a different
treat to share... All I used to make 
this is a plastic bag and scrap paper. 
Here is a picture of my lil girl too...

Today Jessi from My Life in Arts’ n Crafts’ is giving
away some goodies to be entered in to win this
fabulous prize, you must…
1. Follow all the blogs in this hop
2. Comment on all the blogs in the hop also
3. Head on over to My Life in Arts’ n Crafts
Facebook fan page and give it a like
and if you come back to Jessi’s blog and
leave a comment saying you did so
you get entered in for a second chance. And
don’t forget to check Out Jessi’s etsy store,
new items added monthly.

Here is what you can win:

A red blingage flower, 5 yards of soft pink seam
binding ribbon,15 yards of blossom twine, 15 yards
of charcoal twine, 15 yards of Natural Jute twine,
15 yards of Pink Jute twine, bag of pink
“dew drops”, 10 celo bags in 1” by 10”
(these are great for M&M’s or two pencils
for little valentine treats) and 10 mini binder clips.

Thank you for taking the time to hop along with us
today. Your next stop is: Robin

Entered into the following challenges
Paper Play time, Pets
Crafty Catz, Anything goes
Frosted Designs, Give a gift
Simply Create too, Anything goes
Sparkle and Glitter, Anything but square
Paper Crafting Journey, Anything goes
Sarah Hurley Challenges, Celebrate
Whimsical Designs, Anything Goes
Craft room challenge, Valentine

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

My Life in Arts' n Crafts DT post

I am so excited! This is my first post as part of the 
design team for My Life in Arts' n Crafts!
Such a great place to find all kinds of
fun embellishments! 

So I wanted to do something different
for my first project... 
Here it is:
I set up a cutting file in my Silhouette software to
cut the holes I put the brads in. I then used the Caribbean 
and Charcoal twine to twist around the brads
to make my butterfly. The patterned paper is from
Imaginise. The white card stock was in my stash.
I stamped the sentiment using the 
Hand Scripted from a muse studio.
I will be using this as a birthday card for my
daughter who will be 13 on Friday.
Please head over to the My Life in Arts' n Crafts blog
and see everyone's projects and check out the store 
for all your twine and embellishing needs!
Entered in the following challenges:
(New Technique)

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Vinyl Cup

My friend on the other side of the country 
asked me how to put the proper curve in her
design so she could cut it out of vinyl and 
decorate an insulated tumbler...
So I had her send me her design, I changed 
it to an SVG then added the curve in it for her
and sent it back. She said I should make a cup 
too so I did! Here is mine:
I love how the blue looks on my pink cup!
Thanks Lissa for the design!
Head on over to her blog to see hers 
and there is info there on how to get your own...

Monday, January 7, 2013

Click the name for the post you are looking for...

Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge #1

Time for a new challnge at 
Pause Dream Enjoy!

Pause Dream Enjoy (PDE) Ch#1 Use Ribbon

Also over at Paper Playtime:
Paper Playtime (PPT) Ch#1 Pets
Begins: Monday, Jan 7
Ends: Sunday, Jan 20
Winner announced in the WINNERS Page Tab

For this challenge I took sometime I had made 
before and turned it into something different.
Here is my project:
I used a pattern for a gift card holder but 
I modified it to make invitations to my
daughter's birthday party. 
I used the print and cut feature on my 
Cameo to print the words inside. 
I cannot recall the line this paper is from
it has been in my stash for quite a while.
The ribbon is a recent addition to my 
stash from 3 Girls Jam
called Seasonal Bundle

Be sure to head over to Pause Dream Enjoy
to enter your project made with ribbon and
to check out the prize for this challenge!
And if you happen to have a pet on that
project be sure to enter it at Paper Playtime too!

Thanks for stopping by,

Creative Cutting Challenge Valentine, not a card

Its that time again! We are back from break 
and ready to create! Did you all have a wonderful
Christmas season and New Year?
I know my family had a lot of fun!

So we are moving to Valentine's projects...
Are you ready?

Here is mine:

I made this fun little Valentine's box 
I added the bufferflies to go with the paper I 
used, they are from Creative Pointe, called

Garden Friends - Set Two

The papers I used are Recollections 
from Micheal's and scraps of card stock 

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Krazy Crafting Crew January Hop

Welcome to the Vinyl D├ęcor blog hop
with our Krazy Crafting Crew. 
A whole new year of themes and more
specific projects to inspire you with. 
If you have just stumbled upon the hop and
would like to start at the beginning
Lissa Marie is your host at www.somanycrafts.com
She is has given a video tutorial on how to apply
the vinyl, and is also doing a vinyl give away so
you don’t want to miss out on that! 
If you just came from Jearise's blog, you are in
the right spot, so let’s keep on hoppin’!

I have worked with vinyl several times and love it.
For our hop today I have chosen to make a
motivational saying for my daughter's wall
I made this for her because her choices have
not been great lately. We hope she sees it and
understands what we want for her...
Her dreams to come true!
You also don’t want to miss out on the sponsor
opportunity to win some free digis from
Scrapbook Stamp Society.
1 comenter who comments on all blogs will
get 3 new digi’s and extra entry if you
like their facebook page

Your next stop will be with Jessi. Have a
great time and be sure to leave a little
luvin' to win some candy!

Here is the entire line up... 

Thanks so much for hopping with us
Be sure to check back next month to
see what we have to share!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Cuttin and Stampin Design Team Hop

Hello Crafty World!
Here at Cuttin and Stampin we are
HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY and in the mood to
CELEBRATE.  Today we are having a
blog hop Celebrating our new Design Team
and kicking off our weekly challenge
blog. Each of us has produced
projects to Celebrate.  

There are 11 new Design Team members
and the final stop is where you can enter to
WIN blog candy.  There are (2) $25.00 gift
certificates to A Muse Studio up for grabs.
So grab a cup of coffee and hop along to meet
the NEW CUTTIN and STAMPIN Design Team. 

Hi I am Pam, I have been a crafter as far back as
I can remember. I have loved paper all my life!
In the last few years I have ventured into so many
different avenues of crafting and I love being a 
part of this team of wonderful crafty ladies! We all
have so much to share with you! Aside from my
crafty life I am a stay at home mom. I currently
have 3 teenage daughters, one is an exchange
student from Vietnam. Most days I am just
home with our dog and cats and 
they all love it that way!

Here is my project:
hand scripted stamp set
as cardstock - chevron grapefruit
as cardstock - grapefruit

Sizzix Textured Impressions

Embossing Folders 3PK - Birthday Set #3

Present Horizontal Gift Card Holder

from the Silhouette Store

I want to thank you all again for stopping by
and being part of our CELEBRATION Hop.
Your next stop is Robin

Don’t forget to hop all the way through leaving
comments for each of the DT members
and enter to win blog candy at the end. 

In case you get distracted along the way, here is a
complete line up so you can make it to the candy.