Friday, April 29, 2011

Perk Up- Pink by Design SNEAK PEEK!!

Are you ready for a sneak peek at Pink by Design's May stamp release? I am LOVING this months stamps!! Not that I don't love every month but this month is A-MAZ-ING!! :) Here is my sneak.. Oh and I also got to use my E2!! Oh and don't forget.. I'm giving away a PBD Stamp Set!! Click here for details!! 

The Coffee Mug and the white background that its on were cut from American Alphabet and Cricut Essentials. 

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Just a note + New glitter technique

Happy Thursday everyone!! Here is a quick card I put together last night... When I'm not feeling too crafty I will just stamp a bunch of Greeting Farm stamps and color them in. That way another night I can just go to my pile of stamps already colored and throw together a quick card! :) 

This angel is a Greeting Farm stamp. She is from the stamp set Naughty or Nice. Just a Note is from Pink by Design's "Scripted Year" stamp set. I've recently learned a new technique for glitter. Instead of using stickles I bought a set of Martha Stewart fine glitter. First I apply Glossy accents and then cover that area with glitter and put it aside for awhile to let it dry. I love this new technique! You get a much more even coat of Glitter appose to stickles AND it shows up so much better in pictures. :)  It's also cheaper then using stickles. I used a 50% off coupon on the glitter and got a pack of 12 colors for $10.00! :)

Don't forget about the Pink by Design giveaway. Enter to win here...Have a nice day!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Pink by Design - Giveaway!!

I am soooo excited for May's Pink by Design stamp release! I will get some of the new stamps in the next couple of days and will start sharing sneek peeks with you all! In the meantime, how would you like to win a Pink by Design stamp set? I am giving away the stamp set "Grow". This is a STAMP OF THE MONTH stamp set, whoo hoo!! Here is what the stamp set looks like.. 

Here is a card that I made using this set.. 

Ok so now to win this set all you have to do is visit Pink by Design, look at the stamps and then come back here and tell me what your favorite stamp set is, it's as easy as that! I will announce the winner next Wednesday!! 

Next Thursday is the Pink by Design Ustream for the May Stamp Release. If you are on facebook you can see details for the event here.. Birthday Week Celebration, Pink Party and Pink by Design Stamp Release. If you aren't on facebook you will be able to get to the Ustream channel here.

Also, I'm getting close to 1000 fans and when I do I am going to have ALOT of blog candy to giveaway! So if your not a follower already, make sure to become one! :)

Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Easter - Pink by Design DT Day

Happy Good Friday and Happy Easter to everyone! The theme for the challenges this week over at Pink Cricut was EASTER! I had to create an easter project with the Stamp of the Month cupcake set and another with one of their images set (I picked Sports Fanatic). Let me tell you, I really had to get creative on this one!! 

For the cupcake Stamp of the month set I decided to turn my cupcake into a Bunny!! How cute is that?!?! I love how he turned out! :) I also used my spellbinders, martha stewart border punch and another Pink by Design set, Hoppy Easter. The ears are cut from 3 Birds on Parade. 

For my second card I stamped the baseball, football and basketball in various memento ink colors then stamped them on to a white cardstock and cut them out. The basket was cut from Doodlecharms. The sentiment is also from Hoppy Easter. Again I used spellbinders and my Martha Stewart border punch :) 

Also, Pink by Design is offering FREE SHIPPING this weekend so make sure to take advantage, I know I will! :) 

And last but not least, I hope everyone has a very Happy Easter!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Eiffel Tower Birthday + Blog Hop Winner

Hello :) Thank you to EVERYONE who participated in the 28 Candles Blog Hop over the weekend. Now its time to announce the winner of the Fishy stamps!! picked... 

I ♥♥♥ your card Candace! It's Fabulous and includes two of my favs too, Pink By Design & TGF stamps! TFS ;) I'm already a follower ~Stacey~  

Congrats Stacey! I will be in touch! :)

Today I am sharing with you the items I made for an Eiffel Tower birthday theme. I was asked to make a banner, cupcake toppers and M&M sticks with purple, black and white.

First I made the banner.. I used Birthday Bash and Storybook cricut cartridges.

Next I created the cupcake toppers. The Eiffel Tower was cut from Wall Decor and More and I modified it alittle bit by adding an M to be cut out of it. 

Then for the M&M sticks I used French manor and again modified the Eiffel Tower with an M. 

Thanks for visiting today! :)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Go Wild!

Good Morning and Happy Monday! Today I am sharing my "Go Wild" birthday invitations, banner and favors that I made for a customer. 

When I was first asked to make this theme I was lost and had no idea how I was going to incorporate both zebra (black and white) and giraffe (brown and light brown) into the same invitation. Seemed like there would be ALOT going on.. in the end I LOVE how this turned out and the lady I made them for loves them as well. She actually sent the picture of my invitation off to the cake maker and the cake is being designed to match MY invitations!! I'm so excited about that!! Here is the invitation.. "Go Wild" is cut from Create a Critter. The shape of the invitations was cut from Tags Bags Boxes and More. I then used my spellbinders to cut out the shape with the words "For Ava's 7th Birthday!"

And here is the Banner... All of which was cut from Birthday Bash (LOVE THAT CART!!)
And last but not least, the Skittle Stick favors!!

Thanks for visiting my blog today!! Next birthday themes that I am working on is Vintage Paris/Eiffel Tower, Snow White, Cupcake and Princess! :)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

28 Candles Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to Paper Crafts by Candace for the 28 Candles Blog Hop. If you arrived here from Sarah (Pink Cricut)  then you are in the right place. If not and you would like to start at the begining please go to Kimi and Pamela's blog (Lovebug Creations)

For this hop we are celebrating Kimi's Birthday!! So of course my project has to be a Birthday Card for her! And of course it has to incorporate two of my favorite things, The Greeting Farm and Pink by Design!! 

This chicka is from the Greeting Farm set Sweet and Toxic along with the skull stamp. I love this set!! Also "Party Like a Rockstar" is from Pink by Design's Rock On stamp set. Love that set!! I also used twine, fibers, star embellishments and flowers. This card is full of embellishments!! I also used glossy accents for the skulls in her hair. 

Now its BLOG CANDY time!! I don't have a picture but I am giving away Recollections "Feeling Fishy" stamp set. There are cute fish and fish sayings on this set. To be eligible to win please make sure you are a follower and leave a comment with your email address. 

Here is the line up for this blog hop in case you get lost. Your next stop is Sarah (Creating my Favorite Memories)

7- Candace (thats me!!)

8- Sarah (your next stop)

Thanks for stopping by!! 

Friday, April 15, 2011

Royal Digi Easter Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to Paper Crafts by Candace for the Royal Digi Easter Blog Hop. If you have arrived from Michelle's blog then you are in the right place. If you would like to start at the begining please go to Theresa's blog. 

I am so excited to share my project with you. This adorable little bunny is a digital stamp from Karber Digital Images. This is my first time using a Digital stamp and I love it!! So easy! I just sized this guy to the size I wanted and then printed him out on my copic paper and started coloring him! 

This box it cut from Spring Holiday Cards cricut cartridge. The stamp "Oh, Hoppy Day" is from Pink by Design. I also used glossy accents on parts of the egg and the bunny. Don't you just love the bow I made with the twine? My good friend Michelle @ Scrappin with my Bug taught me how to do it. It's my new favorite technique!! 

Now I don't have any blog candy to give away for this hop BUT make sure to sign up as a follower because I'm doing some giveaways when I hit 1000 Followers 
(i'm only 100ish away!!)  :)

Karber Digital Stamps is the grand sponsor for this blog hop. They are giving away 3 Digi images and a pack of glitter pens!! All you have to do is..
1) Become a follower of all blogs in this hop
2) comment on all blogs in this hop
3) Visit Karber and tell them what your favorite Digi is! 

Thanks so much for visiting today. Next on the hop is Lisa!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Tinkerbell Birthday Party

I just love it when my friends share pictures of the items I made for them. Here are some pictures of Tinkerbell party items that I made. 

These boxes believe it or not are actually from Sweet Treats cricut cartridge. I then cut a 10x2.2 strip of paper out and border punched the sides then glued it to the box to be used as a handle. I think these just came out perfect!! For those of you who have the Tinkerbell cartridge you will forgive me for not cutting her out for all these items especially since she would of been very small making her eyes and lips even smaller! Instead I used clip art and my spellbinders to cut her out in a circle. 

 More clip are here again for the mini cupcake toppers. The Tinkerbell part of these toppers are actually only about 1.5 inches, gives you an idea of how mini the cupcakes are :)

Skittle sticks!! Here they are laying on the plates with all the other coordinating tinkerbell items :) 

Here is a close up of the sticks standing up..

I am still working on the giraffe and zebra print birthday items, hopefully I will post those in the next couple of days. :)

Friday, April 8, 2011

Happy Pink by Design Friday!!

Happy Friday Everyone!! Its Pink by Design DT day today and I have two projects to share with you!! 

First project is the Stamp of the Month set from Pink by Design. I ADORE this stamp set, its so freaking cute!! The cupcake, sprinkles and sentiment on my card are all from Pink by Design. Also, did you know they carry twine in their store like the twine I used on this card? LOVING twine!! The circle and scallop circle cut on my card are cut from spellbinders.

My second project uses part of the new image stamps from Pink by Design. The soccer ball is from the Sports Fanatic stamp set. I stamped it for the background and then stamped it on white cardstock and cut it out then applied glossy accents. "Thanks" is from Big Thoughts. And again.. more twine!! :)

Have a nice weekend!! :)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Hot Pink and Zebra Striped birthday!

I had a customer request multiple items for her daughter's 3rd Birthday Party. She wanted Hot Pink and Zebra Striped items. This is what I came up with... 

First on the list is Sour Cream containers! These are filled with hershey kisses. I bought shimery zebra print paper for these ones. The circle and scallop circle are punched out using Stampin Up punches. The 3 is cut from Cindy Lou. 

Next is M&M Sticks!

Gable Favor boxes!! I used Pink by Design's zebra print background stamp on the next three items.. The tutu is cut from Paper Doll Dress Up. 

Kinda hard to see in the picture, this banner looks so much better in person. The letters and Banner are cut from Birthday Bash.

And of course no party is complete without cupcake toppers!! BTW isn't this cupcake adorable? I bought a couple to use as props from Birdie Baby Boutique.   

Next on the list... Animal Print (Zebra and Giraffe) birthday party!! :)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Happy Sweet 16 MADISON!!

Today I have a special project posted over on Madison's blog to celebrate her Sweet 16! Happy Birthday Madison!! :)