Friday, April 24, 2015

Paper Lantern Card Birthday Card | SVGCuts

Hello, my Crafty Friends!

Today I have a Paper Lantern Card to share with you all! The files come from SVGCuts latest kit Spring Blossoms. Perfect timing on their release... Just so happens one of my amazing friends who happens to be Chinese celebrated a birthday a few days ago. So I thought this would be the perfect card for her ;) Happy Birthday Ling, Ling!

Anyways, let's have a look at the card I made her :)
This card is SO pretty and super quick to put together!

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The stamp I used comes from Craftin Desert Divas, Simply Said Stamp Set.
I also used some Trendy Twine on the lanterns.
And, for a pop of color, I added touches of gold using some paint markers.


Hope you enjoyed my Asian theme inspired Paper Lantern Card :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)

Monday, April 20, 2015

Freakin' Awesome Snarky Stamps 3X3 Cards


Hi Guys!

Today I want to share some really fun quick 3x3 cards I made using a couple of Snarky Stamp Sets created exclusively for Paper Issues. I have had these for a while now and have been dying to try them out! Check out the Snarky Stamps sets below...  the stuff you can come up with is endless! 



Anyways, I made these 5 piece sets for some colleagues of mine at work. I'm sure they will get a kick out of them as they are not your typical greeting card quotes!

Hoping that no one takes offense to them as they are meant for laughs!


Here are a few close ups of each card.




Here is a pic of the back of the card. I have had this Justrite wood block stamp for years and am just starting to use it now... I'm such a craft hoarder! Yup, freakin' rights, LOL! ;)


Hope this has inspired you to be real and create your own Snarky Cards, just remember they aren't meant for everyone, and hope you liked them anyways ;)

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Simple Blue and Green Birthday Party Theme - Tomas' 11th Birthday!


This past weekend my son Tomas celebrated his 11th Birthday.  So today I would like to invite you all to our house for a peak at how I prepared for our family party!

Other than a few store bought decor pieces everything was pretty much DIY!

For parties like this it's just easier to go with paper plates and cups... who wants to do dishes?!? So much easier and adds lots of color to the room!


The banner and numbers were created with the Silhouette Cameo. My go to machine for all my party decor... what was life like before my Cameo?!? ... well, everything was store bought and not personalized!

The paper tissue garland banner was another DIY project. SO easy, you can find lots of tutorials online!

Pictured below is what my basement looked like before the family arrived.


What's a party with out a Cake? Here is how I set up my cake table!


I also made some cake pops and oreo truffles for the table. 
For the blue cake pops I used marble cake and the green ones were lemon cake flavored. 
I love how you can find such fun straws to coordinate with any color theme. I found these at Micheal's.

Thank you treat tags for the kids were also created using the Cameo.







Want to know how I kept the wooden letter T's from falling? Here is an iphone pic I took... I just hot glued a toothpick to the back as a support! Clever right? They never feel down once! ;)


I also found these large tissue paper rosettes at Micheal's and then made some smaller ones to fill in the spaces and create a backdrop for the cake. Here is a link to an older post of how I make my rosettes.


Speaking of cake...
Here is the fun cake I made to coordinate with the rest of the decor. I wanted to go with a simple yet modern look for the cake. I think I achieved that, love how it turned out!

Again I also used the Silhouette to create the numbers and the bunting banner for the cake toppers.


Top view of the cake.


Close up table view.


I also added some more blue and green decorations through out the rest of the living areas. Here is what our kitchen nook looked like.


Even our sun room got a little attention. Thought it would be warm enough for people to hang out up there but it turned out to be fairly cold that day :( Oh well, still looked good!


I had lots of fun decorating our staircase too!
I made a bunch of these tissue paper poms in various sizes and hung them up using fishing line. I wanted to make them look like they were suspended in mid air.  This was my favorite decoration piece! In fact, I haven't taken it down yet... I think we will enjoy it a little longer until I get sick of it, lol!


Look at suspended poms from the opening in the staircase below.


And here is my 11 year old blowing out his candles!


Hope you enjoyed a peak of Tomas' Simple Blue and Green Birthday Party theme! Maybe even a little inspired to do your own DIY party decor?!

 What am I going to come up with for next year? I'm starting to run out of ideas... Good thing I have a year to think about it!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)


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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

One Piece Easter Egg Treat Bag


Looking for some really cute last minute Easter treat bags?

These cute one piece Egg Treat Bags come from Fleurette Bloom's latest kit and come together in no time! Perfect for those wanting to make multiples for the "little chickies" in their life!


The stamp I used comes from Craftin Desert Divas Happy Celebrations Stamp set (notice I used the stamp stamp differently?)

Trendy Twine comes from here.

Hope you get a chance to make some of these for Easter and if you are looking for something different check out the rest of the Easter Treats SVG kit below!


Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Let the Sun Shine In - Mixed Media Painting


Hello Sunshine!

It's finally Spring here, but it still looks like winter outside! Nevertheless, I can't wait for the sunny and warm Spring weather ahead :)

Today I want to share with you all my latest mixed media painting. I'm so addicted to this craft already! It's the perfect blend of paper, paint, modgepoge and embellishments.  I love how it turned out, and was super excited to give it away to a friend of mine that was in need of a little sunshine in her life! Hope that when she looks at this, it will make her day will feel a little brighter ;)


The paper I used was all scrap pieces of paper I've collected through the years of papercrafting that I had no idea what to do with. I just free hand cut out the flower. I did however use my silhouette machine to cut out the stamped letters. I finally got a chance to try out my pixscan mat. Click HERE to see what the pixscan is all about!


Hard to see from a picture, but there is so much detail and texture on this painting... I LOVE it!!!


Here is a step by step look at how the painting evolved!


I hope this has inspired my fellow paper crafters (or anyone else intersted) to try out this type of painting... If you are a crafter, I'm sure you have tones of scrap paper you could use up! For those of you wanting to try this, I would recommend watching some You Tube videos and then just go for it! You'll be amazed at what a little paint, paper, modgepoge and creativity can make!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Love Shadow Box | SVGCuts

Hi guys!
 I have a Fall project to share with you today! I know it's not even Spring here yet (although it feels like it), but somewhere around the world, it is Autumn... my favorite time of year! 

Today I want to share with you my latest shadow box creation. I was commissioned to make this for a friend and fan of mine. She loved the original Autumn Love Shadowbox I made and wanted me to make her something similar. I really love how it turned out! Enjoy it Tomina!!! :)

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For those interested in the files I used, here are the SVG Cuts kits required to make this:

Fall Harvest SVG Kit


Hope you "love" this Shadow Box as much as I do! I think this would make the perfect gift for a birthday, wedding, or anniversary! Next time you are looking for inspiration for a unique gift idea, I hope you remember this beautiful love shadow box.

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)


Monday, March 9, 2015

First Communion Cards | SVGCuts

This past weekend our God Daughter Aleina along with a few other little friends of ours, celebrated their First Holy Communion. Big deal for these young men and women! So of course I had to whip up some Communion cards. 

I think these cards could be used for various other religious events!

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The file for the cross, chalice, and dove come from SVGCuts Christian Elements SVG Collection. The base of the card and the layers were created using basic shapes in the Silhouette DE program

Here are a few more close-up pictures of each card! Very happy with how they turned out :)



Had to make a few Shakers!





If you were searching for ideas to make your own Communion or other religious event cards, I hope these ones have inspired you ;)

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)



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