Friday, December 19, 2014

Ewe-N-Me DT Project, Santa Gift Card Envelope

Hello Everyone:
Can you believe how close Christmas is getting?  I needed to make a gift card holder for my brother and fell in love with this Merry Christmas Santa printable Cocoa Treat envelope.  I decided to make mine into a gift card holder.  I like to jazz up gift cards and think this will do the trick perfectly.

I added stickles roughly to his beard and eyebrows to give them some dimension.  Because this treat envelope is so lovely and is for a man, I didn't do much other decorations than creating two hang tags, one with the Santa from the back of the package and another tag with my brother's name on it.
I printed two of the files and then was able to easily decorate any way in which I wanted to.  That is the beauty of Deena's files, once they are yours, you can print as many as you need to.  I'll be back later this week with another project.  Have a great day everyone and hope this holiday season is magical for you.

Cocoa/Treat Envelope - Christmas Santa 101

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

17 Turtles Guest Designing

I am so excited to be guest designing for 17 Turtles Etsy Shop owned by the lovely and talented Juliana Michaels.  I had such fun creating this altered holiday project from the cut file which is called Santa No. 2.  I used Vinyl which is so easy to cut out on the Silhouette.  Cricut sells a multi pack of vinyl which was perfect to use for this project.  Vinyl is so easy to cut and does not require a mat which means you don't have much waste.  
Santa No. 2 Digital Cut File | Perfect for a variety of craft projects including paper crafting, scrapbooking and more.

I love how it looks when it is lit and when it is not.  I am thinking that I need to make some more of these blocks using other holiday cut files from 17 Turtles.  I bought the glass block, the lights, fake snow and ribbon all at a local craft store.


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Friday, December 12, 2014

Warm Snowmen Ornament

I love the holiday season because there is such inspiration around you.  I found these ornaments at Michael's and had seen someone else make an ornament out of one half.  I used the Warm Snowmen hang tags and chose one for inside of my ornament.  I put fake snow and a background scalloped circle and some jewels to give it some sparkle.

 Bottle Cap Images - Warm Snowmen

Tried a photo not on the tree and tried to block the glare from the light outside.  You can make so many of these ornaments with the hang tags and bottle cap inserts and get two ornaments for the price of one ball.  There are different size circles as well.

Hang Tags - Tickets Warm Snowmen
Thanks for looking and be sure to check out the Ewe-N-Me Printables store as Deena has added a whole bunch of wonderful goodies for you to choose from.

Monday, December 1, 2014

House of Cards Holiday Blog Hop

Hi friends!  Can you believe we've come to the end of our third term at House of Cards?!  We are saying a fond farewell to some of our DT members and feel so grateful to those staying on.  To say goodbye and thank you, we're celebrating with a blog hop!  This hop will run FROM DECEMBER 1ST AT 6:00 AM CST THROUGH DECEMBER 15TH AT NOON CST,  ANY CARD STYLE is welcome and we've got a gorgeous photo inspiration for your crafting enjoyment! 

Here's our photo inspiration~

You should have arrived here from Donna's blog.  If you haven't, and you'd like to hop with us, please make sure you start there and continue through the whole thing for the most chances to win!  Speaking of winning, we have some amazing sponsors!

Here are all of our fabulous sponsors.
Our team will be using a variety of products
from these amazing companies!

Daydream Designs
Prize: $20 to their digital store

Deedee's Digis
Prize: Gift Card to the online store.
Eclectic Anthology
Prize: $50 gift voucher to the shop.

Great Impressions
Prize: Prize Package with 5 Stamps

Paper Sweeties
Prize: $20 gift voucher to the shop.
Stitchy Bear
Prize: $10 gift voucher to the shop.

The images for this card come from Day Dream Designs and are called Christmas Wonder Composite Set and Christmas Wonder Word Art.  Be sure to click on the link above to get a set for yourself.  They are simply gorgeous and I had a hard time choosing which one to use.

The images for this card including the back ground paper are from Dee Dee's Images and are called Ornamental Icy.  These are some seriously gorgeous files and you need to check them out.

One last note, this will be my last post as a House of Cards DT member.  I have been with Mynn since the beginning and am stepping down to pursue some other creative endeavors.  Best of luck to everyone and keep on creating. 

Now get to hoppin'! Your next stop is Angi's blog!  Don't forget to link up a project with us after completing the hop for an extra chance to win a mystery prize from one of our fabulous sponsors, too!


Friday, November 28, 2014

Grab N Go Cup Wrapper Set

Here is a fun holiday gift to give to your favorite coffee, tea or hot cocoa lover.  The PDF prints up so beautifully and you can fill the cup with gift cards, coffee, tea and anything else you can think of.  I wrapped the cup holder around a standard to go coffee cup from the grocery store.  They sell them in larger packs.

I added some glossy accents and some stickles to give the parts of the cup some dimension.  If you are looking for an easy and wonderful teachers holiday gift, then you don't need to look further than these adorable cup holders.  Deena has many others in the store for you to choose from as well.  There are also a lot of new holiday items which she just put into the store so be sure to pop on over and see them all.

Grab N Go Wrapper - Sweet Holiday Wishes



Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Love My Fabrics Creative Fabric Designer

 Hello Everyone:
I am so happy to be able to introduce myself as a member of the Love My Fabrics Creative Team.  There are some wonderful ladies on this team and you are going to have fun getting to know all of us.  I live in MA with my hubby of almost 30 years and have been sewing since I was four.  I love working with color and can't wait to get started playing with the gorgeous fabrics from Love My Fabrics.  Below are some recent projects that I made for some friends and family members.  Thanks for looking and if you celebrate Thanksgiving, hope it's a wonderful one.

Paper Happy my blog

Monday, November 17, 2014

The Twinery & CardMaker Magazine Blog Hop

I am so excited about this blog hop because I love The Twinery and adore CardMaker Magazine.  I find such wonderful inspiration from both companies.  If you got to my blog without starting at the beginning of the hope, then you are going to want to start at the beginning at CardMaker's Blog.  I used my Silhouette to make this fun fall card and always love doing detail work with twine.  I used some fun yummy colors which you can see below and click on this link to take you to The Twinery store when you can get some for yourself.  

Rebecca VanDeMark -
Katarina Damm-Blomberg -
Jennifer Cuthbertson - < - - - You should have come from here
Anita Mulcahey - < - - - You are here
Andrew Roberts - < - - - You are going here 

Image of Marigold - Golden Yellowy Orange & White Baker's TwineImage of Solid Peapod Twine SpoolImage of Solid Cappuccino Twine SpoolImage of Cappuccino - Brown & White Baker's Twine

Here is the fabby prize you can win by visiting all the blogs and leaving a comment.  Thanks for hopping and one more stop to go before you are done,  Andrew Roberts -

Here is the fabby prize you can win by visiting all the blogs and leaving a comment.
The Twinery will be giving away 4 spools of twine - Solid Mandarin, Gold Shimmer, Copper Shimmer, and Solid Maraschino ($60 retail value).
CardMaker will not be offering a giveaway due to legalities.
Hoppers can visit the Twinery blog to ​find out how to enter to win the spools of twine.