Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Happy Birthday - Top Dog Dies

Hello blogging friends.

I have a birthday card to share with you today using my favorite Top Dog Die Flamingo die set. This die set has some really fun dies besides the flamingo. I wanted to show you the party hat and balloons that belong in this die set too. I die cut lots of the balloons to make a balloon bouquet.

I used some pop dots to give some of the balloons some dimension.

I also used the Top Dog Dies Birthday die. I really like to mix stamped sentiments with die cuts. I think it adds more interest.

 I finished off my card with a few sequins. I love the bit of sparkle they add.

Top Dog Dies Flamingo die set
Top Dog Dies Birthday die set
Top Dog Dies Pocket Page Banner die set
Simple Stories 6x6 paper pad So Fancy
Kaisercraft Sentiment Stamp

I am sure my niece is going to love this card as much as I loved making it. Thanks for stopping by today.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Morning Glory Box Card - Imaginisce

Hello blogging friends! I have an Imaginisce Heartland Farm box card up on the blog today.

I LOVE Morning Glories! I plant them every year so that they climb up my mailbox. When I saw a morning glory box card digital file at SVGcuts, I knew I had to make it. 

The Imaginisce Heartland Farm papers were perfect. I used my I-Rock and a mixture of  metallic gems and crystal rhinestones to bling up my flowers. The I-Rock is such an easy tool to use and a few gems can turn an ordinary card into an extraordinary card. 

and of course there is a coordinating envelope too.

Imaginisce : Pattern Papers, wood token, enamel dots (Heartland Farm),  I-Rock, metallic gems in gold, crystal rhinestones
American Crafts: Cardstock
Paper Smooches sentiment stamp
Prima bee stamp
SVGcuts Country Market digital cut file
Xyron adhesives

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Go See Do Vacation Explore Adventure - JustNick

Hello blogging friends!!! TGIF!

I am very much looking forward to my weekend. My daughter is back from her backpacking across Europe trip and I have one less dog in my house. Wahoo! She visited some beautiful places. I stole one of her photos for this layout I have up on the JustNick blog today. This is Hallstatt Austria. It's a little town in the mountains, right on the edge of a lake, I used the On An Adventure JustNick digital cut file and the Pink Paislee Atlas collection.

I cut two of the On An Adventure die cuts from black cardstock and arranged them on top of that gorgeous gold acetate. I do have a bad case of gold fever right now. Look at how intricate this cut is, isn't it fabulous!

I love the Atlas collection. So many fun embellishment to play with.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Holly Jolly - Top Dog Dies

Hello blogging friends. I've decided I needed to do something for Christmas in July so at least now I have a start on Christmas cards for 2015, lol. My inspiration came from this gorgeous Top Dog Dies Darling Deer die set.  

By layering a piece of embossed vellum over my trees, I've created the illusion of snow falling.

The deer set includes the mound of snow, the scarf, and the holly I've tucked under my sentiment.

Top Dog Dies Darling Deer die set.  
Hero Arts Merry Christmas Trees stamp set
Imaginisce die cut sentiment
Gold, white, green and red cardstock
Cuttlebug Swiss dots embossing folder

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, July 20, 2015

You're the Coolest and Let's Chill - Xyron and My Favorite Things

Hello blogging friends. Xyron and My Favorite Things are having a blog share all week long.

Today, I am sharing what I created. I got to work with the new My Favorite Things Penguins in Paradise stamps and coordinating dies.

I LOVE these little penguins!! Aren't they adorable. I went tropical for my first project and created a Pineapple Gift Box using my new Xyron 9" Creative Station, the Fruity Fiesta cut file from SVGcuts and papers from the Imaginisce Endless Summer and Childhood Memories collections.

Here's how I did it...

Step 1. Cut out the pineapple parts using your electronic die cutter (Silhouette Cameo or other). Ink the edges of your cuts (optional).

Step 2. Run the pineapple outer pieces through the new Xyron 9" Creative Station.

Step 3. Adhere the outer pineapple die cut pieces to the cardstock die cuts, peeling back the rounded cuts so that they stick out a little. Pineapples are dimensional after all. Assemble the pineapple.

Step 4. Switch out the 9" adhesive in the Xyron Creative Station and put in the 5" permanent adhesive. Run the tag parts through after stamping "You're the COOLEST" onto the tag.

Switching out the adhesive is so easy to do. Open the lid.. Pull out the 9" roll. Flip up the green 5" guide and insert the 5" roll. Close the lid. 

Step 5. Die cut, stamp, and color your penguin. I used Copic markers to color mine.

Step 6. Assemble the tag, I decided to use some foam tape here to give it some dimension.

But I was having too much fun coloring these cute penguins, I wanted to make a card too...

I used the same SVGcuts Fruity Fiesta cut file for my card and matching envelope. I thought it was perfect for the penguin holding the popsicle.

Here is how I created my card.

Step 1. Die cut the card pieces using an electronic die cutting machine (Silhouette Cameo or other) and run the card parts through the new Xyron 9" Creative Station with the 5" permanent adhesive loaded.

Step 2.  Die cut, stamp, and color your penguin and a palm tree, I used Copics to color mine, Stamp "Let's Chill" onto white cardstock and die cut using the My Favorite Things Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics die.

Step 3. Assemble your card using the Xyron Mega Runner and some foam adhesive.

Step 4.  Assemble the envelope using  Xyron Double-sided Tape. You only need a few strips.

and there you have it...

 Thanks for stopping by today. Now hop over to the My Favorite Things blog to see what their design ers created with Xyron products. Be sure to check back all week long to see what the other designers have created too. Xyron designer projects can all be viewed from their Facebook page here.


Friday, July 17, 2015

Drumline Drills - Cocoa Vanilla Studios Made of Awesome

Hello blogging friends!!!

I am enjoying the Cocoa Vanilla Studios Made of Awesome collection so much.  It's perfect for scrapping photos of my teenage son. You know... not too little boyish. I just love the colors and the patterns. This photo of my son is from his senior year of high school. He played snare drum for the marching band. His senior year he was the section leader! Band practice was hard work in the summer heat, but it looks like he had some fun too....


What I love about all Cocoa Vanilla Studio collections are all of the coordinating embellishments; ephemera dies cuts, stickers, alphas, charms, wood veneers, flair, sequins, and vellum die cuts. Just take a peek at how I used a few of these...


I really love this die cut with the quote, "Anyone can be cool, but Awesome takes practice."




 Made of Awesome and Teenage Boys... What an awesome combination! 
 Thanks for stopping by today! 


Thursday, July 16, 2015

Punny Vegetable Cards - Imaginisce

Hello blogging friends!

I have a couple of Imaginisce Heartland Farm punny vegetable cards to share with you today. I really wanted to use this vegetable paper in the collection since I hadn't made anything with it yet. I know these are corny but here goes ....

 and this one...

I created the card sentiments using Word on my computer and printed them directly onto the pattern paper. I used my Imaginisce i-Rock tool to add some bling to my vegetables.  It is so easy to do.

Just arrange rhinestuds where you want them and apply the hot tip of the i-Rock tool for about 5 seconds.

Imaginisce : Pattern Papers (Heartland Farm, Family Fun), Die Cuts, (Heartland Farm)
I-Rock, metallic gems in red and orange

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A Wish For You - Clique Kits Pep Rally!

Hello blogging friends. It's Clique Kits Pep Rally time!

Here is the awesome line-up for July

The July fit featured the 365 collection from Chickaniddy. I loved the colors and patterns in this collection. July also had some fabulous cut files as well. I couldn't wait to use this cut file with all the quotes down the side. Here is my layout....

I used my Silhouette sketch pens for the smaller text, alternating 4 different colors. The larger text was cut out and the negative space was filled with pattern paper.

When you have so many different patterns and colors of pattern paper, its fun to use strips so you can see many patterns from the collection. I added some machine stitching to each of my strips.

I love this photo. Do you make a wish before blowing on a dandelion?

Thanks for stopping by! Your next stop is the fabulous Kat!