Monday, December 19, 2011

The Greeting Farm - Holiday Hop

Happy Monday!! Welcome to The Greeting Farm holiday hop! 

I decided to go with a Holiday theme but not Christmas! I'm sooooo over Christmas cards already, haha. I decided to go with the next holiday, Valentines Day. This is one of my FAVORITE Greeting Farm stamps "Birthday Anya II". And the "I heart you" Stamp is actually from Jaded Blossom's new release being announced in January! :) 

Make sure to leave a comment to be eligible to win one of the prizes! One lucky hopper will win the entire January release!! 

Please go to The Greeting Farm blog to see who is next on the list. Thank you so much for visiting my blog today! :)  

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Emily's "Back to the 80's" Birthday Blog Hop!

Happy Birthday Emily!!!! 

Welcome everyone to Emily's Back to the 80's Birthday Blog Hop! If you've come from Abby's blog then you are in the right place. If not and you would like to start at the beginning please click here. 

My favorite thing from the 80's is My Little Pony! So of course I had to make something incorporating this. This adorable Pony is actually a sticker.. I know I know I'm a cheater but there isn't a My Little Pony cricut cartridge! :) Anyways I put the sticker on white cardstock and then cut around it and pop-dotted it on my card. 

And of course, what's a blog hop without some prizes? One lucky winner will win some HANDMADE stuff from me! How fun is that? I LOVE getting handmade stuff and I hope you do too! So to be eligible just make sure you a follower of my facebook  page or blog and leave a comment! 

Next on the hop is Nicole

And if you get lost along the way here is the blog hop order.. 

Julie Ranae

Make sure to check back tomorrow because I am in another hop! 

Friday, December 16, 2011

Clear Boxes & Jaded Blossom Stamps

Happy Friday Everyone!! I wanted to share my most recent project with you all using Jaded Blossom "Reindeer Magic" and clear boxes!! These little boxes are PERFECT for the Ferrero Rocher truffles. What an easy little gift for co-workers, neighbors or even stocking stuffers!! I cut the paper down to fit inside the box to give it more of a Christmas feel. Then added my Reindeer Poop poem, some glitter ribbon and twine! 

Thanks for checking out my blog today!! Have a great weekend. Make sure to come back Sunday and Monday because I am in two different blog hops!! 

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Rudolph Spares

Happy Saturday everyone!! Here are some easy peasy Rudolph spare favors I made. The stamp and cone bag is from Jaded Blossom (and its release day so free shipping on all stamps ordered before Tuesday!!) 

I also used spellbinders, twine, tulle, ribbon and chalk ink. 

Thanks for visiting my blog today! :) 

Jaded Blossom STAMP RELEASE!!

Hi Everyone! I am super excited to share with you my second project I made using my new JADED BLOSSOM Stamps!! Visit Jaded Blossom to make your purchase but don't wait to long, there is a freebie stamp for the first 50 customers AND once we are sold out of this release we will not be ordering more of these stamps until closer to the holidays next year! 

Anyways, I used the Snow-woman and "Snowman Kisses" poem from the stamp set Snowman Kisses. 

I used my spellbinders to cut the tag out and attached it with Twine and Tulle. Also, this cone bag is also sold at Jaded Blossom. 

Make sure to check it out because there is a giveaway!! :)


Friday, December 2, 2011

Jaded Blossom.. sneak peek!

I am so excited!! Tomorrow, Jaded Blossom officially launches with our first release. Release of what you say? Check out my sneak and see if you can guess what we are releasing. :) 

Make sure to check out Jaded Blossom tomorrow for all the details or today to see Michelle's sneak.  

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Mustache Birthday!

Happy Wednesday everyone! Today I am sharing with you a card and matching banner I made for a friend at work. She is into the Mustache craze! 
The mustaches and the guy with the mustache was cut from Billionaire Lite cricut cartridge. The banner was cut from Birthday Bash and the font was from Hannah Montana! I strung the banner with hot pink twine from The Twinery. 
And here is a close up.. 
Thanks for visiting! :) 

Monday, November 28, 2011

Pink Christmas & Black Friday haul from Michaels!

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving, I did! And I had an awesome shopping spree for Black Friday as well. :)

I LOVE using pink on Christmas cards. Here is the latest Christmas card I made!! I used Jolly Holidays for the stocking and added pink gems. I also used my new paper stacks I got from Michaels!

Ok and here is my haul from Michaels. Paper was $7 after the coupon! 

And the rest of the goodies.. Ribbon was 56 cents, glitter was $11, cricut carts were $25 and I got Jubilee free, flowers $2.50 and gems were $1.05! 

Thanks for visiting!! 

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Christmas Cards and a Tag

Happy Tuesday everyone!! I've been hard at work starting on my Christmas cards. I told myself I was not going to wait until the last minute this year and I'm actually sticking to that! So for each one of these you see I've actually made 8 each :) 

I just LOVE how this first card turned out. I have been using my Peachy Keen stamps like crazy and they really do add such character to the cricut cuts. This cute little guy was from Winter Frolic. The background image he is on is from Lucy Labels. 

This second guy is my FAVORITE!! The deer is from Doodlecharms and the present is from Sweet Treats. The Card base is cut from Tags Bags Boxes and More. Again.. peachy keen faces :) 

This chick is from 3 birds on parade. I changed the strand of Christmas Lights to a banner. And of course I had to add Twine on the ends and use my Peachy Keens AGAIN! :) The card shape was cut from Life's a Party. 

**NEW TIP ALERT** Did you know you can shape your clear stamps to stamp on a curve? The sentiment for his banner was long and straight so I just slightly curved it on my clear block to the same shape as the banner and it worked quite nicely! :) 

And lastly, these are my Christmas tags that I will be using this year. The red paper is glitter paper from Joanns. The tag was cut from Tags Bags Boxes and more and then the buckle was cut from Art Philosophy cartridge. Then added twine and tulle for the top to finish it. Very easy!! :) 

Thanks for checking out my blog today! 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Some new cards...

Hey Everyone!! I hope everyone is having a great day! Here are some recent cards I've made :) 

The Whisk and Recipe card are on the "From my Kitchen" cricut cartridge.

This card was for my friend Kim's birthday. The dog is from Boys will be Boys, the bone from Create a Critter and I welded the card from Lucy Labels :) 

Another card using that Lucy Labels shape.. I love it!! The crab is from Create a Critter and I used my Peachy Keen stamps for his face :) 

And the last card... The milk carton is from Smiley cricut cart. I also used a peachy keen face on him :)

Thanks for checking out my blog today!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Jaded Blossom... new CRAFTY business!!

I'm very excited to announce my friend Michelle and I have gone into business together! Check out the first post here.... Jaded Blossom: Introductions & A Prize Pack

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

First Christmas Card of the year!!

Happy Wednesday everyone!! I am in a Christmas Card swap with some of my local scrapping buddies and on Saturday we are having a huge all day get together with some food, crafting and fun! So I put it off long enough and had to bust out those Christmas papers and create some cards. Here is my card for the swap.

I welded the card base together with labels from Lucy Labels. I just LOVE how this turned out. I didn't want to clutter it up to much so I just added a tulle bow at the top with some rhinestones at the bottom. The reindeer is cut from Christmas Solutions. I just LOVE this reindeer! "Merry Christmas" is from Clear Dollar Stamps.

Thanks for looking! I hope this gets you in the mood to start creating Christmas cards :)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Kimi's Baby Shower Blog Hop

Welcome Everyone to Kimi's Baby Shower Blog hop! If you arrived here from Tanya's blog then you are in the right place. If not and you would like to start at the beginning please click here to go to Pam's blog

We all have a message for Kimi! Make sure to get your letter at the bottom of this post and post the phrase on the last blog for some blog candy :) 

We all did layouts for a baby album for Kimi. I choose the pregnancy page where Kimi can add pictures of her belly or ultrasounds! :) Hope you like it Kimi!! 

The letter for this stop on the blog hop is N :)

Thanks for playing along in the baby shower blog hop for Kimi. 
with a fabulous layout!! 

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Pink by Design Team Halloween Hop

Jeepers Creepers!! Welcome to the Pink by Design team Halloween Hop! If you have come here from Emily's blog then you are in the right place. If not and you would like to start at the begining please click here to go to Sarah's blog. 

I decided to bust out my older Pink by Design Halloween Stamps "A Haunting We Will Go". That is where the stamp "Jeepers Creepers" came from. 

This card might look difficult to make but it was really quite simple. I cut strips of white paper (3/4 inch) and chalked the edges in a light brown. I then decided how big I wanted it and cut white cardstock to that size. Then start gluing it to your cardstock base and trim the edges as needed. I also cut two different circle sizes for the eyes. :) 

Thanks for hopping along on the Pink by Design team Halloween Hop!! Did you know I'm on facebook? Make sure to click here to become a fan of my facebook page!! 

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Party til the Cows Come Home tag

Hi Everyone! This week I decided to use one of my background stamps, yay! The background stamp used is called "Wired Background" . "Party til the Cows come home" is from "Take the Cake" (an oldie but a goodie!) I also use viva decor pearl pens around the edge and some fun brown zebra ribbon. 

Now, don't be afraid to use your background stamps. With my tag here I knew I wanted a light pink background behind the cow so I decided to ink my stamp in a light brown. I love how it just barely has a design. It doesn't over power the cow but at the same time its nice to have something other than plain cardstock behind it. So now I want to see everyone start using their background stamps in lighter colors :) Ready set go! 

Thanks for checking out my project today! 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Girly Birthday Blog Hop

Happy Tuesday and welcome to the Girly Birthday Blog hop. If you arrived here from Michelle's blog then you are in the right place! If not and you would like to start at the begining please click here

For this blog hop there are some prizes from sponsors! First prize is a $15 gift certificate from Pink by Design. Second prize is a $20 gift certificate to EAD Designs. In order to qualify for prizes you must comment on a blogs. 

When I think girly I think hot pink and black! For some reason this color combo has really stuck with my lately. So of course I had to do something punk / girly! :) This is the card I came up with.. 

The skull is cut from Rock Princess. The card shape is cut from Birthday Bash and the sign the skull is on is cut from Campin Critters. "Happy Birthday" is from Pink by Design "Scripted Year". 

Thanks for checking out my girly card! Next up on the hop is Ashley from Scrappin' Pink Piglet (I just love that blogger name!!) 

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Seasons Greetings - Pink by Design Day

Hi Everyone! Its my turn over at Pink by Design's blog today. I decided to go Christmas on all of you! :) For my card I used Jolly Holidays for the ornament and "Season's Greetings" is from Pink by Design "Old Time Christmas"

Don't you just love that glitter? No its not the paper, its not stickles... its Martha Stewart glitter. I've noticed in my pictures that stickles doesn't show up very well. I've recently seen this technique about how to adhear glitter with Glossy accents! 

So hear is the easy way to add that glitter!! This is what my ornament looked like before the glitter.. kind of plain don't ya think? 

Step 1: Apply your glossy accents to the area you want to glitter. You can see that I applied it to the top portion of the ornament here.. 

Step 2: Add your glitter!! Yes it is that easy! I tend to go overboard with the glitter. I just want to make sure it gets coated 100%. And when I'm done I just put the excess glitter back in the jar so I don't waste any of it. :) 

Step 3: Wait for it to dry. I like to wait 20 minutes but it seems to dry faster than that, I just tend to be overly cautious. After its dry knock off the excess glitter. You can use a small paint brush to help get the glitter off your item. 

See.. I told you that was easy! :) Now go glitter something! Thanks for checking out my post today! ~Candace

Friday, September 2, 2011

The Greeting Farm - Birthday Anya 2!

So not sure if you all saw or not but I won a Greeting Farm challenge!! Yay!!

For winning I get this awesome blogger button and I got a free stamp. I choose Birthday Anya 2. Here is my first card with her.

"Happy Birthday" is from my FAVORITE Pink by Design set... "Birthday Birthday". Thanks for visiting! :)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Seasons Greeting!! Pink by Design sneak peek

Hi Everyone! I have a sneak peek to share with you for the upcoming Ustream stamp release on Friday! 

I recently got some oval punches and I love them!! I've decided to get a little creative with the way I use the punch and not use the entire punch. Here is an easy way to change the look of your punches.. 

Step 1: Stamp your sentiment as close as possible to an edge. 

Step 2: Punch it out using your punch like below.. 

Step 3: Glue what you just punched out to the paper you want for the next layer in your punch. 

Step 4: Punch out the next layer the same way you did with the first layer. By gluing the first piece down you can center it perfectly. 

And voila! A new way to punch out sentiments :) 

Thanks for visiting!! :) 

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Summer Halloween Blog Hop!

Hi Everyone! Welcome to the Summer Halloween blog hop! If you've come from Tricia's blog then you are in the right place. If you would like to start at the beginning click here

I love Halloween. It's my favorite holiday to create items for. I decided to create some little treats that can be given away to co-workers/friends/kids.. Inside these are a mini bag of M&M's. I cut the pumpkin out using spellbinders and a martha stewart branch punch for the leaf. The face is from Peachy Keen and the sentiment is from Pink by Design. 

Here are a couple variations I made using different patten papers :) 

I hope you enjoyed my Halloween project! Here is the line up for the hop in case you get lost. Your next stop is Dawn!! 















Thursday, August 18, 2011

Car Birthday Card

Hi Everyone! I have a new technique that I've recently discovered and LOVE so I decided to share with you all :) 

For this card I used Pink by Design "Birthday Birthday" stamp set for the sentiment and "Ahooga" for the car stamp. Maybe this technique will be old to you but it's new to me! I've recently discovered colorless stamping! This is where you stamp on a piece of subtle patterned paper. I also LOVE to ink so I inked in a light brown around the car and around "Happy Birthday". 

Thanks for checking out my post today! I can't wait to see your colorless stamping projects!! :) 

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Greeting Farm - Challenges

So I've become obsessed with these cuties!! I've recently started participating in The Greeting Farm challenges.. love them!!

This sympathy card I made for their Mystery Monday challenge. The sentiment is from Pink by Design "scripted year" and this is Angel Anya.

This next card I made for the favorite color challenge.. my current favorite color is Purple but i'm sure by next week it will change again :)

Thanks for checking out my blog! :)

Saturday, August 13, 2011

I Love My Teacher Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the "I Love My Teacher Blog Hop". If you came from Ashley's blog then you are in the right place. If not and you would like to start at the beginning please go to Abby's blog

I have titled my card "Trendy Teacher". I decided to go outside the normal "teacher colors" (red, green, yellow/black) and do something fun.

This teacher stamp is from The Greeting Farm. "Thank You" is from Pink by Design.   

I also made this for The Greeting Farm - Farm Fresh Challenge.

Thanks for visiting my blog! Up next on the blog hop is Carley!!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

TGF - Farm Fresh Friday challenge

Hi Everyone!! Here is my easel card for the Farm Fresh Friday throwback challenge over at The Greeting Farm. Rules were to use an older greeting farm stamp and a "fancy fold" card. 

This is Cheeky Glamour from The Greeting Farm. "Glamourous" is from Pink by Design "Rock On" stamp set (one of my favorites!). 

Thanks for visiting! :)

Thursday, August 4, 2011

No Tricks... Only Treats

Hi Everyone! Candace from Paper Crafts by Candace here. It's my Pink by Design DT day again and I'm here with a Halloween project! Yes yes I know I'm like 2 1/2 months early BUT when the mood strikes you just have to go with it! :) After making the three halloween cards that I posted yesterday, I decided that I had to make a cute little box to go with them. Good thing about this box, A2 cards fit perfectly inside!! I decided to put some goodies and tissue paper inside though to use as a present for a co-worker or friend. 

The monster is cut from Bump in the Night cricut lite cartridge. I used my Martha Stewart drippy goo border punch and "No Tricks... only treats" is from Pink by Design "A Haunting we will go". 

Now for the tutorial :)

Supplies Needed: 
Cardstock, Patterned Paper, Tacky Tape, Scorepal, Hot Glue, Ribbon, Embellishments of your choice

Cardstock Dimensions: 
1 Cardstock 5 3/4 x 11 (my black) 
2 Cardstocks 4 1/8 x 4 3/4 (my green) 
2 Cardstocks 1/2 x 4 3/4 (my green on the sides)
2 Patterned cardstocks 4 x 4 5/8 (my orange) 
2 Pattened cardstocks 3/8 x 4 5/8 (my orange on the sides)

First Step: Score your 5 3/4 x 11 piece of cardstock at 3/4, 5.25, 6 and 10.5 inches. 

Second Step: rotate the cardstock and score at 5 inches 

Step 3: Fold all score lines and cut the bottom lines as shown below. Please note, you are not cutting any paper off, just cutting tabs for the bottom. 

Step 4: Decorate your box! I like to lay everything out before gluing to ensure I like the placement. 

Step 5: Glue all your pieces together and put your box together. You can see in the picture below all my items are glued (except those that I will use a hot glue gun for). I apply tacky tape to the strip on the right, all small tabs on the bottom and only the big tab on the bottom on the left. 

Step 6: Start removing your tabs one at a time and slowly start piecing your box together. Here is what my box looked like after gluing it together. 

Step 7: Finish but adding the rest of your embellishments and some ribbon for the handles. I hot glued my flower, flower center and the ribbon to ensure they would not come off easy. 

Thanks for checking out my tutorial. Just think how cute this would look decorated for Christmas as well! :)