Monday, June 30, 2014

My Hero



Debbie here from Craftin Chaos and continuing with our color theme I made a cute little dog tag card. I used elements from the Embellishment kit offered in the Bella Creationz store. These sequins and buttons were perfect for our Firecracker twine.









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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Its a Celebration!



Today I am on Snap Click Supply Co for JessicaSprague.com. We are celebrating the birthday of Jessicasprague.com. It has been 7 years so the team was to concentrate on the number "7". I had originally wanted to also make 7 treat bags and have 7 of a variety of things in my picture.

I had a family emergency that took me away from home so it also put a bit of a halt in my crafting. Being away for a while was hard for so many reasons. But I managed to get one of my visions done and I hope you get some inspiration from it. I don't have step by step pictures this time as I was working on a time crunch.

I wanted to take the Happy Birthday celebration literal in my use of the "7" so I created 3 boxes which you can fill each one with a variety of candy and treats for the birthday person. You can fill the bottom two round boxes with candy or I would also individually wrap some rice krispy treats (my absolute fav's) just to give the birthday person such a variety and the people at the party. I concentrated on the top box.

I used a cut file to create the box on top and I knew I wanted it to be rectangle and tall. I created "7" holes in the top with my cameo for the pops to stick out of.


I then created the bottom two round boxes. I used "Samantha Walker's Hat Box" to create these. I modified the size to get what I needed.



I used Carta Bella's "It's a Celebration" papers. I love all the variety you can get on Snap Click Supply Co. I like that you have access to so many great designer papers at your fingertips!

I used the elements from the collection to create the large tag for the front of my box and then pop dotted the party hat on it. I added Timeless Twine to the top part of my second box to give more dimension. I also tied off my pops with twine.

I melted "Wilton's candy Melts" and put two marshmallows on each stick and dipped them and rolled in various colors of sugars. Super duper easy. I have made these marshmallow pops in a smore's version as well. Dip them in melting chocolates and roll in graham crackers. Trust me your kids....and adults too will love them.


Placed the "7" Pops out the top of the box and it was done! Easy Peasy!

Products used for this project:
Carta Bella "It's a Celebrations" full Collection
Samantha Walker's Hat Box
Wilton Candy Melts
Marshmallows
Colored sugars
Lollipop sticks
Candy pop bags
Timeless Twine
Foam dots
Marbles or something to weigh the bottom top box down to hold lollipops
Candy or things to put in your boxes

Friday, June 27, 2014

Zombies return



If you follow me you will know i am a bit of a zombie fanatic. I even created a zombie stamp set once. So tonight i made a zombie planner clip. I plan to make multiple zombie clips, some with bodies but thought i would share this new crazy zombie girl. It will be in my etsy shop in a few days!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Anchors Away

Today I am on Timeless Twine blog and this month we are concentrating on Firecracker Twine and the colors Aqua, Cherry Red and white. So I thought a nautical project was in order! I love these little gable boxes and this one I used Carta Bella's new collections Ahoy There. GEESH I love that collection! The crab on the front is front the elements in that collection and I just did a print and cut for the box and the crab label on the front. I hope you can join us for our monthly challenge using these colors! I will have a link at the end of this post for the details on the challenge!






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Monday, June 23, 2014

New videos and clips etc



I have two new videos on my channel. One is showing how to make the planner clips.

Second one is just going over inks and stamps for newbies!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Bella Creationz New Kit Release

Today is my day for Timeless Twine/Bella Creationz project for the new kit release. This kit is so cute and I wish I had more time to make a few things but family health issues have taken me away from home all week. So I got this project done and nothing else but I will definitely be sharing more the remainder of the month.

Stacy put together such a cute kit. The papers, the colors and the sequins, rik rac all of it is so cute. Then she has a cute new summer stamp set. Its a smaller stamp set focusing on the summertime, vacations etc. Its super cute!!! I used it on my project below.











Don't forget we have a color challenge going on all month long showcasing Firecracker twine and the colors above. Click here to go to see all the details! We hope you decide to join us!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Cupcake Stand and cute Decorations

Today I have another project on Carina Gardner's Blog. I am loving working with her files. Stop by she is having a sale on all die cuts!!


Cupcakes you say?! Why yes....yes I will and thank you very much! This gave me a great reason to make cupcakes. I know I didn't need them but no one NEEDS them but we can sure want them! I made red velvet which is becoming my favorite cupcake. I made a quick cream cheese icing for the cupcakes. I wish I could have tried out some fancy tips I have had in my stash for a long time to make the icing pretty but there wasn't enough time to do that for fear my husband would eat the cupcakes before I could get it done. Again, I used those cute garden picks to create little messages for my cupcakes. I pop dotted them to give lots of dimension. I cut the bottom of them off and just glued tooth picks to the back since it was going to go into the cupcake. 

I also decorated the base of the cake stand with the Lace Cake Stand Embellishment 




Stop by Carina's Gardners blog as she is having a sale on all diecuts!!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Carina Gardner WOOT WOOT

To say that I am excited does not actually sum it up for me today. I have not came down from the cloud in which I floated to after being asked to work with Carina Gardner But that in itself has also created much anxiety for me on this first project. The month of May was quite busy to say the least and I wanted to get some things done for Carina's June sale that is happening on her site. 

My projects were super quick, that being said I am hoping it still will inspire you to create some awesome projects of your own with Carina's new svg files. Don't forget about her awesome digital papers available on Jessicasprague.com. I used papers from Carta Bella's Alphabet Junction for several cards and one I used a digital paper from Carina's Soaring Summer as well as some of Carina's elements I had in the Snap Click Supply Co designer sampler kit. 

This first project was super quick to do. I have never done project life. Although after doing this page I will say it will not be my last. How fun is it! I can see why so many people are getting into project life. If you have a busy schedule...and who doesn't, these are perfect for capturing the moments you spent with family and friends without devoting the time it takes to create a scrapbook album layout. I love that you can get so many configurations from the pockets giving you so many options. 

I used the We R Memory Keepers pockets for mine. The PL cards are "My Life 4x6 Travel Cards" and you know I made some custom buttons! I used the die cuts from the cards to create a print and cut for the buttons in my silhouette studio. 



I am loving these "Garden Picks Set of 5" very versatile as you will see two ways I used them.






Can you tell where I want to be from my luggage tag?







This last project is one of my favorites. I just love anything with cameras on them or camera related. Instagram is something I just started using recently and I am hooked! I wanted this to be very bold and I love these two colors together. That pop of fuchsia on the front against the bright yellow is just my favorite. I used the Instant Photo Camera Album  I added the flag (Shape 17) for the sentiment.  I cut a smaller circle for the center to add a fun sentiment to the album. I used a fun "Oh Snap" from Bella Creationz for all my sentiments. 


A nice feature is the slots the file cuts for you to just pop in a cute photo for perfect placement. I added more sentiments to give a little more love to it.


I hope you enjoyed my projects. I know I will enjoy designing with Carina's products. I already have been enjoying her digital papers and elements. Please visit her website and check all her products out. Also check out her Glamper....I am in love with it. I sure wish I could get one of them myself. I have seen some ladies turning them into scrap havens. Wouldn't that be fun! 


Monday, June 2, 2014

Planner Clips

Lots of new planner clips in the making or already in the store. Check out the new ones i made here and I will be adding more and more. I am addicted to these little things. Great to decorate your planner, filofax etc! All the buttons in my store can be made into them as well. Don't see an animal or thing you would like for a clip? Just ask I will make it!