Monday, April 30, 2012

E.A.D Designs Blog Hop~Vinyl Baseball Helmet

Good Morning Bloggers!
It is Monday and time for our 
DT Blog Hop!!
 
Now you should be coming from
Jenn's
if not and you just happened to stop in to say hello you want to start at the beginning hop on over to
Make sure to comment all around, including E.A.D Designs for a chance to win some goodies...plus get tons of awesome inspiration!!

I have another vinyl project to share :)
This one is for my son's baseball helmet.
I added his team logo on the front and his number on the back for his team last year and it was such a huge he asked for it done again this year.
Both his number and team changed so it was back to the drawing board.

White and Burgundy
and
Using my Silhouette I imported the Texas Rangers logo
and made a cut file with it.
A super easy way to dress up this plain looking helmet!
Now there is no mistaking his from the other players!!!

I hope you have enjoyed my project!
Now you are off to the very talented 
Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT day!


Sunday, April 29, 2012

Creative Inspirations Paint~ Inspired By: Flowers Challenge

Good Morning Everyone!!
It is Sunday and time for another challenge over at
This weeks challenge is...
Inspired by:Flowers!
We want to see all your projects using flowers
and here is what I made

I have been going back and forth with doing CAS cards 
and I always say this but
I LOVE creating CAS cards :)


Here is a close-up of this beautiful flower from
My Creative Time's newest release
~Bloom Where You are Planted~
I tried something new with this card and
have to say I really like the results
~Deliquesce Clear Embossing Powder~
 for the flower
then I colored it in using my copics
Next
 I took my CIP in 
~Garnet and Evergreen~ 
and painted the flower for a shimmery look
The paint and the copics for the most part resisted the embossing so you see a kinda clear shadow around the rose.
I did use my colorless blender to pull some of the color from the embossed part but wanted to leave a little...
I think it gives the image a watercolor look as well

Supplies Used:
Cardstock~ PTI 
True Black, Pure Poppy and Select White
Paints~ Creative Inspirations Paint
Garnet and Evergreen CIP
Deliquesce Clear Embossing Powder
Sentiment~ My Creative Time
~Bloom Where you are Planted~
~Floral Sentiments~
Color Medium ~ Copics
R24,39
YG63,67 

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope to see you joining in over at

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Entering this into the following Challenges:
Pixie Dust Studio Challenge~ Embossing
Aud Sentiments Challenge~ Anything Goes
CAS-Ual Fridays~ CAS with Flower



Saturday, April 28, 2012

Awesome News....Check it Out!!

Hi bloggers!!
I have some very exciting news to share.....
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You have heard all about this awesome new online scrapbooking store
right??
Ginger Snap Scraps was opened in March 2012 by stay at home mom 
Cori Wagner. 
She runs the business out of her home in Pennsylvania.
 Ginger Snap Scraps is your one stop shop for the latest and most popular scrapbooking and paper crafting products.
 You can also subscribe to our newsletter to receive emails about upcoming events, special discounts and new products!


I am so proud and excited to share that I am now a
Ginger Snap Scrap DT Member!!
I am so excited to share all the awesome products that we all love that Cori offers in her store!


This is the project I submitted for the DT call,
An altered coaster for the upcoming
Teacher Appreciation Week and a gift that will be given to my son's teacher.

That beautiful Twinery Twine in Maraschino can be found here in the store, just one of the hundreds of awesome products she carries!!

Want to celebrate with me....

The Ginger Snap Scraps design team would like to celebrate by giving everyone a 10% off coupon code for one order.  
Code: CelebrateDT
This coupon expires Monday, April 30!  
*10% off will not work on Provo Craft items.

Hop on over to the Ginger Snap Scraps Blog and give a huge welcome to all the other DT members!!!



Winner, Winner!!!

Morning!!!
It is winner announcement day!

Before I announce the winner of the Onesie Shaped Card file from 
The Cutting Cafe 
I wanted to thank everyone who stopped by and let sweet comments 
and welcome all the new followers to my blog!
I am overwhelmed by all the love that has been left here, I truly treasure all the positive feedback and
all around sweetness from you all....so again
Thanks!!!

Now onto the winner!!!
I used Random.Org and the lucky winner is...
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CREATIVE M 
Who said...
Awesome Job!!!Super Cute!!TFS
I have to buy the MCT stamp set you used.Too Cute!
http://craftingwithcreativem.blogspot.com
mrodriguez860@hotmail.com

Congrats Migdalia!!!
Please email me at
eschfamily@yahoo.com and I will hook you up with this awesome file!!!

Have a GREAT day everyone!!!
I am off to my son's first baseball game of the season!
Go Rangers!!!


Friday, April 27, 2012

Exciting News!

Good Morning Everyone!!
I have some exciting news to share
I was asked to be a Guest Designer for Bugaboo Stamps
for the month of May and June!!!
I am so super excited...
and if you have noticed and I always say this when I use one of Jodie's adorable images...
Bugaboo Stamps 
are my favorite Digi Stamps!!

So I have a project to share using this week freebie image over at 
Bugaboo Stamps
Snail
isn't this snail just too adorable?!?!
Supplies Used:
Cardstock~ Kraft
Designer Paper~ Nikki Sivils Exit Here
Digi Image~ Bugaboo Stamps 
~Snail Freebie Friday image~
Sentiments~ My Creative Time
~Happy Mail~
Coloring Medium~ Copics
Extra's~ 3 Girl Jam 
Crinkle Ribbon~ Cherry Lipstick
Twine~ Cotton Candy Pink

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a GREAT day!!


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Cameo Creations Challenge Day~ Mother's Day


Good Morning Bloggers!!
This is my second post for today so if you are looking for my 
3 Girl Jam post, click here or scroll down :)

Welcome to this weeks
Cameo Creations Challenge
where it's all about Silhouette, all the time! If you have any Silhouette machine, whether it be the original Silhouette SD or the new Silhouette Cameo, Join us in on the fun. 

This weeks challenge is all about 
Mother's Day w/Ribbon

and here is what I created....


My cut file is from the Silhouette Studio 
~Card Kit Ornate Flower by Lori Whitlock
The great thing about these files is all I had to do was choose my pattern paper, add my embellishments and stamp my sentiment!

Supplies Used:
Card Stock~ Kraft
Designer Paper~ Websters Pages~ tell a story 
Pumpkin Spice April Kit of the Month
Cut File~ Card Kit Ornate flower
Sentiment~ Studio G (?)
extra's~ ribbon from my stash
sparkly brad 
Distress Ink~ Victorian Velvet
Gathered Twigs
Peeled Paint

I hope you like my card and will play along with us!
Hop over to our host
Monica
for all the details and to see what the rest of the DT made!!
Thanks so much for stopping by !!
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Entering this into:
Pumpkin Spice~ Green, Ribbon and Stamp


Tea Box w/Matching Birthday Card~3 Girl Jam

Good Morning Bloggers!!
I have another DT project to share using the wonderful products from
3 Girl Jam!
It was my mother-in-laws birthday last week and I wanted to make a project that she could both use
and display since she has everything I have made her all around the house :)


Since she is a tea drinker and her favorite color is purple,
this is what I came up with

I totally fell in love with this tea box cut file from the Silhouette Store 
and knew I wanted to make it for her.

Supplies Used:
Card stock~ PTI True Black & Plum Pudding
Designer Paper~ DCWV Black Currant
Ribbon~3 Girl Jam Crinkle in Witch's Brew
Cut Files~ Tea Bag Dispenser~Snapdragon Snippits
Card Kit Elegant~Lori Whitlock
cup of tea
Sentiments~My Creative Time
gift card sentiments
&
teeny tag greetings
Die Cuts~ My Creative Time
teeny tag die
&
curly lab
Extra's~ Button from 3 Girl Jam Vintage buttons
twine in Charcoal from The Twinery
Flowers from my stash

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you like my project!
Have a GREAT day!!!

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Entering this into the following Challenges~
Top Tip Tuesday~ Anything But a Card
CCEE Stampers~ Scallops, Buttons and Flowers
Jaihart~ Sunday's are Lovely
Ribbon Carousel Challenge~ Anything Goes

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Cutting Cafe Blog Hop


Good Morning Everyone!!
It is time for our end of term Blog Hop with
Lucky for me I am continuing on the team for another term
but we are saying goodbye to a few amazing
team members :(
 But I am sure they will be back again!!!

So...
You should be coming from the wonderfully talented
if you just happened to stop in and want to check out all the awesome projects
please head back to the beginning~our awesome leader and amazing designer
For this blog hop each team member will be sharing a project using a Cutting Cafe file 
and one lucky comment
left for that team member can win the file that the designer used for their project.

For my project I used the adorable
This ONESIE SHAPED CARD template - cutting file is approx. 4.5 by 5.5 inches...This Onesie shaped card also comes with a matching envelope. The set also features the following:
6 assorted insert sheets....These sheet will fit inside of the card or you can use them directly on the front...
There is also a blank insert sheet.
The set also comes with 7 assorted embellishments....The file comes in the following formats: PDF, WPC and SVG

And this is what I came up with....
  
Supplies Used:
Card Stock~ Cream, pink all from my stash
Designer Paper~ First Edition Paper...Bird Song by Mindy Terasawa 
Cut File~ The Cutting Cafe Onesie Shaped Card
Sentiment~ My Creative Time
All Around Everything & All Around Everything Accessories
Die Cuts~ My Creative Time~
Scalloped and Stitched Circle dies
Cutting Machine~ Cameo and Cuttlebug
Extra's~Ribbon and pearl trim from stash
eyelets from stash
Distress Ink in Victorian Velvet
Stickles

Blog Candy!!!
I am giving away this adorable file
All I am asking is that you 
~leave me a comment with your contact information
and
~become a follower of my blog
I will announce the winner right here on Saturday April 28th

Now time to hop along to 
Thanks so much for stopping by!!!
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Blog Line-up in case you lose your way :)









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Entering this into:
More Than Favors~ Baby theme
Little Scrap Pieces~ Pink or Purple

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Picture Tutorial on Making Tag Hearts~ Creative Inspirations Paint


Good Morning !!
On Sunday, Creative Inspirations Paint kicked of the next Inspired by Challenge.
This weeks challenge is 
Inspired By: Tags
and
the challenge is to make any project with a tag
so
I posted this tag
I received quite a few comments regarding how I made the hearts and I thought I would walk you through 
with a picture tutorial.

So here we go...
I started out with these fun chipboard pieces that I picked up at Michael's from the $1 bin
Colleen, another CIP DT member also made a project using these chipboard pieces which can be seen 


Next I choose the color of Creative Inspirations Paint I was going to work with.
Antique Silver, Blush, Evergreen and Tanzanite in this tutorial

Such a cool color combo I think...remember any colors will work :)

Using my paint brush I dabbed the color on.....so not paint them on.
You want the look of tie dyed, or splattered rather than a smooth coat
Don't be afraid to mix it up!
If there is not enough of one color, add more paint.
The more you play the different the end result will be

This is where my original project turned...
I was being very impatient waiting for the paint to dry so I took out my heat gun
and heated the hearts to quick dry them...
instead of just drying them...

the heat gun made the paint bubble giving the hearts even more texture and a splattered look.
Not the idea I was shooting for originally but so happy with how they ended up turning out.
Not only can you see the texture from the original unpainted embossed hearts, but the paint created a texture as well from being heated.

Now these hearts are ready for another project!!

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial
and I would love to see you give this a try!!
Also would love to see you create a project for our challenge!!
All the details can be found 
Thanks again for stopping by and have a great day!

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Entering this into the following Challenges:
Top Tip Tuesday~ Anything But a Card


Monday, April 23, 2012

E.A.D Designs Blog Hop~ Hunger Games Cup

Good Morning Bloggers!
It is Monday and time for our 
DT Blog Hop!!
 
Now you should be coming from
Jenn's
if not and you just happened to stop in to say hello you want to start at the beginning hop on over to
Make sure to comment all around, including E.A.D Designs for a chance to win some goodies...plus get tons of awesome inspiration!!

I just got finished reading all 3 books in 
The Hunger Games series...
I read them in about a week and when I was about 20 pages from the end of book 3 I tried so hard to prolong the ending...
I did not want the book to be over!
What a GREAT series and I highly recommend it!!
My son is reading the book as well and I promised him that if he finished reading it we would go see the movie.
He is not done yet but hoping to take him next weekend.
So with all the hype with the book and everything, a fellow blogging buddy Cathie from the Cricut Creative Cutter Room 
posted this freebie cut file
and here is what I did with it

I had this tumbler sitting on my desk just waiting for some vinyl.Perfect opportunity!!!
I used E.A.D Designs vinyl in Mustard
and cut my Mockingjay out using my Silhouette Cameo

My son has already laid claims to this :)

I hope you have enjoyed my project!
Now you are off to the very talented 
Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT day!

Entering this over at:
Jaihart~ Sunday's are Lovely

Sunday, April 22, 2012

I love u Berry Much

Hi Everyone!!
I have another post to share with you today....
If you missed my
Creative Inspirations Paint post you can check it out

I made this to enter into a few challenges
This is for sure my favorite style~ CAS


Supplies Used:
Card stock~ PTI True Black, White and Purple from my stash
Sentiment~ Paper Smooches
Digi image~ Paper Smooches
Color Medium~ copics (BV02,04,08 YG63,67 E47)
Extra's~ Argyle embossing folder, stickles
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Entering this into the following Challenges:
Cas-Ual Fridays~ Sketch Challenge
Paper Smooches Sparks~ Photo Inspiration

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a GREAT rest of your day!!

Creative Inspirations Paint~Inspired By Tags Challenge

Good Morning Everyone!!
It is Sunday and time for another challenge over at
This weeks challenge is...
Inspired by: Tags
we want to see any project that is a tag and/or has a tag
Here is what I created

For my tag I found these chipboard hearts in the $1 bin at Michaels
and started experimenting with my paints.
I used Sea Foam. Tutu Pink and Light Purple and kinda splattered the paints on the chipboard.
Being the impatient person I am...I didn't want to wait for the paint to fully dry so I used my heat gun to speed up the process.
While doing that, it caused the paint to bubble and give it the coolest texture!!
I was so loving the way it came out that I wanted the hearts to be the focal point on my tag and make it very CAS.
I also used the Sea Foam paint to color my satin ribbon which made matching a ribbon so easy!!
My fellow DT'er Sandie did a post here using this technique on the ribbon and I knew I wanted to give that a try!! It adds so much shimmer to the ribbon!!
My sentiment is from Paper Smooches~ Simple Sentiment set
and 
I used Twinery Twine in Lilac, Blossom and Caribbean

What do you think?
I hope you will join in this week for our new challenge!!
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a GREAT day!!
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Entering this into the following Challenges:
Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog~ #104 Pastel Colors
Pile it On~ Sparkle and Shine
Stampin' for the Weekend~ Sparkle and Shine
Craft Your Passion~ Die Cuts and Punches
Simon Says Stamp and Show~ Anything Goes
Jaihart~ Sunday's are Lovely
Little Scrap Pieces~ Pink and or Purple
The Kraft Journal~ Use your Stash