Catch Of The Day

Hello everyone and Happy Monday! Super excited to share my first card using products from one of Canvas Corps newest lines Classic Nautical. Its so fabulous, so loving all the fun patterns and the sampler sheets are amazing. I used the Navy and Ivory Anchor Paper to create my 5 x 7 card base and the lobster image from the Sand & Sea Art Pages on Kraft Paper as my main focal image. After I had my card base made I layered the text stamped panel and the misted lobster panel together and added the "Catch Of The Day" sentiment to the bottom right of my image with some dark blue hemp rope and a mini clothespin. I also added a little banner towards the top left of my card with a small staple to tie everything together. 

I created the misted lobster panel by laying two different colored Tattered Angles mist. I started by misting the panel with Tattered Angles Gerber Baseboard Mist and then I misted it again with Tattered Angles Rum Punch Glimmer Mist. I really love how the color turned out. I hope you enjoyed my card today. I will be back tomorrow with another nautical themed card. Thanks for visiting. 
Other Supplies: CTMH Ink Pad- Outdoor Deim / Stapler


CCB Crew Challenge: Get Tangled

Hello everyone & Happy Tuesday! Today I have a colorful little tag to share featuring some of Tattered Angles 12 x 12 Tattered Tangles and a quote from a Tangled Pack. I created this card for this weeks Crew Challenge over at The Creative Studio Blog. This weeks challenge is all about Getting Tangled With Tattered Angles Tattered Tangles. Try saying that five times fast! Below is a little more info about the Tattered Tangles Paper & Tangled Packs.

TATTERED TANGLES PAPERS – 12×12 black & white art printed on our Leather Paper, which is available open stock and a perfect paper to create your own Tangles.

TATTERED TANGELS PACKS - 8 themed packs with an abundance of art choices that were designed be the focus of a handmade card, the center of attention on a scrapbook layout or cut up into fine detail and added to any mixed media project. Each pack has 12 different art pieces printed on our Leather Mistable Paper.

We hope this challenge inspires you to do a little doodling or do a little coloring and let your creativity run wild. If you are not sure that this style of art is up your alley, check out how the Canvas Corp Brands Crew members approached their projects with their own design style HERE.

Other Supplies: CTMH Markers / White Sting 


Bella Rouge- Hello Love Layout

Hello everyone! Today I have a 12 x 12 layout to share featuring lots of goodies from Pink Paislee's Bella Rogue Collection. I recently won this collection from Scrapbook & Cards Today. When it arrived I was not disappointed, the colors and patterns are fabulous. There is a new challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog called Simon Says Special Lady/Girly and I thought it would be perfect for this collection. So I pulled out a bunch of patterned paper and embellishments and got to scrapping. 

I really love the the printed transparent alphas and all the colorful chipboard stickers in this collection, their perfect for mixing and matching. I spelled out Hello with the printed transparent alphabet to create my title and attached them with some mini staples. 

Here is one more close up of  the top left of my photo.....a few more cute chipboard embellishments and a fabulous little washi sentiment. Be sure to check out this weeks Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge HERE. Thanks for visiting! 

Pink Paislee Supplies: Bella Rouge Bloom Paper / Bella Rouge 6x6 Paper Pad / Bella Rouge Chipboard Stickers / Bella Rouge Washi Shapes / Bella Rouge 4x4 Journaling Cards / Bella Rouge Transparent Alphas / American Crafts Mini Stapler


Planner, Sketch Book, Journal & A Giveaway

Hello everyone. Today I have a little something different to share. It's still paper related but instead of cards and layouts its all about journals, planners, and sketch books. Over the last couple of years I have seen a real surge among crafters who have developed a real love for planners, journals, and sketch books. So I thought it would be fun to share a few of my own along with how I use them. I also have a journal to giveaway so make sure you scroll to the end for all the details. 

The are multiple planners available on the market these days, from the cheap to they very expensive. Over the years it seems like I have dabbled in them all. Student planners, daily planners, weekly planners, monthly planners, cheap, expensive, and I have even printed my own. Printing my own has been what I have stuck with over the last few years. It's cheap and easy and its what works best for me. There are lots of free printable calenders available from daily, weekly, monthly, and even yearly. I usually go with a monthly calender. I found this fabulous printable calender from MissTiina.com over on Pinterest called Love Life 2015 Calender. There is a horizontal and vertical version to print depending on what style you like. I love the fun bright colors and every month has a different color. There are lots of other freebies that coordinate with this calender as well. Click HERE to see them all. 

If your any thing like me then you follow, pin and participate in many different challenges. From the weekly, monthly, card sketches, scrapbook sketches, and color combos. It can be a real challenge keeping track of all of them and their due dates. So I thought it would be fun to create my own little sketch book to keep track of all the challenges I like to participate in.  Check it out!

This cute little sketch book was so easy to create. All I used was some patterned cardsotck for the cover, graph paper for the inside, and some staples to hold the entire thing together. I went with some white chevron patterned kraft paper for my cover. I put the patterned side in the inside and the blank side on the outside that way I could add some stamping or doodling. As you can see I have a cute little elephant witha banner stamped on the front of mine. The graph paper in the inside has been great, its super easy to draw out card/scrapbooking sketches. Below is a couple of current photos of the inside. 

Besides my planner and sketch book I also use a little journal to jot stuff down, keep track of all my design team commitments, and keep track of all the supplies I use for certain projects. The journal I'm currently using is from Sarah Haffner's 2 Bee Press Etsy Shop, its called Whale Fluke and measures 3½" x 5½". I absolutely love this little journal. It fits in my purse nicely and it makes the perfect little travel journal. 

Isn't it cute and guess what? Sarah was nice enough to send me two of her fabulous pocket sized journals so I have one of them to giveaway. I'm giving away the one pictured below! 

GIVEAWAY:  I'm giving away this Kraft Bicycle themed pocket journal. The journal measures 3½" x 5½" and has 64 pages with a handy inner pocket for ticket stubs, receipts or photos. The last 16 pages of the journal are detachable.  This small journal will fit nicely in your pocket, purse or backpack and be within reach at a moment's notice! Journal comes with a free gift tag/bookmark. To enter all you have to do is leave a comment below. For extra entries become a blog follower or click on over to Sarah's 2 Bee Press Etsy Shop and tell me which journal is your favorite. You have until Saturday, March 21st to enter. Thanks for visiting! 


If Your Ship Doesn't Come In, Sail Out To Meet It

Hello everyone. Today I'm sharing two different sea themed tags featuring Canvas Corp patterned paper, a Hampton Art 7 Gypsies stamp set, and some Tattered Angles mist. 

I started by cutting a tag out of some striped navy & ivory patterned paper. I misted and splattered the entire tag front with some Beetle Black Tattered Angles mist and set it aside to dry. After the mist had completely dried I randomly stamped some nautical text in black ink across the entire tag. I wanted add a little cluster of images onto the bottom right side of my tag so I stamped a sea shell, a starfish, and a seahorse onto so ivory cardstock and cut them out. To add a little dimension to my images I just added a little bit of adhesive to the back, over lapped them, and lifted the edges with my fingers. To finish I added the oval sentiment to the top and centered it and then added some jute cord. You can see a close up below. 

I created the second tag the same way I did the first tag I just used different patterned paper, a different sentiment, and I didn't add any stamping to this one.

I went with some navy blue and ivory anchor paper for this tag and I also used a larger sentiment from the Canvas Corp Nautical Sayings Paper Sheet. I really love how the pair of these turned out. I think its the navy, ivory, and black color combo that I love the most. 

It's the first anything goes challenge of 2015 over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog so I'm linking these two up over for this weeks challenge. You can check out all the challenge details HERE. Thanks for visiting. 
Tag 1  Supplies: Canvas Corp Cardstock- 80lb Ivory  / Canvas Corp Patterned Paper- Navy & Ivory Big Stripe & Nautical Sayings / Hampton Art Hampton Art 7 Gypsies Stamp Set- Under the Sea / Tattered Angles Glimmer Mist- Beetle Black / Cavnas Corp Jute Cord / CTMH Edge Distresser 

Tag 2 Supplies: Canvas Corp Cardstock- 80lb Ivory / Canvas Corp Patterned Paper- Navy and Ivory Anchor & Nautical Sayings / Tattered Angles Glimmer Mist- Beetle Black / Cavnas Corp Jute Cord / CTMH Edge Distresser 


4x4 Love Canvas

Hello everyone & Happy Valentine's Day! Canvas Corp is making the official Design Team announcement over at The Creative Studio today. I'm super excited to be apart of this wonderfully diverse and creative team. The Crew is made up of designers from all over the world who have come together to help inspire, educate and just have fun. To get to know each member and to help each member show off their personal creative style, we were asked to create a 4×4 stretched canvas. Since Valentines Day is today I went with a love themed canvas featuring Canvas Corp paper, a mini clothespin, a tag, and a love charm. I also added some white paint and some background stamping to the base of my canvas. You can check all the other Design Team member's canvas's HERE. Please take the time to vote for your favorite canvas! One lucky crew member will win some CCB Bucks, so they’d appreciate the love and support!

Other Supplies: Paper Wings Productions Text Cling Stamp Set / Viva Las Vegastamps Rubber Stamp- Lady's Face / CTMH Ink Pads- Black & Tulip / Ranger Claudine Hellmuth Studio Semi-Gloss Acrylic Paint- Blank Canvas / Red Felt Heart / Black String / CTMH Edge Distresser


Follow Your Heart

Hello everyone! Today I 'm sharing a card I created for the February link up party over at Paper Wings Productions and this weeks Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. This weeks Paper Wings Productions link party challenge is all about Red and the Monday Challenge over at Simon Say Stamp is all about Red & Pink. Fun right? I used the fabulous little Follow Your Heart Stamp Set from the PWP shop and went with a orange, red, pink, & white color combo for my card. Thanks for visiting! 

Supplies: Cardstock- Orange & White / Patterened Paper- Basic Grays Fresh Cuts Collection / Paper Wings Productions Stamp Set- Follow Your Heart / Versa Color Ink Pads- Red / White Button String / 3D Heart Stickers / Sulky Thread- Pink / Sewing Machine


Love & Hearts

Hello everyone! Today I have two different love themed cards to share. I created one card for this weeks Cas(e)This Sketch Challenge #109 and one card for this weeks Fusion Heartful Challenge. I'm also linking both cards up to this weeks Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: H is For...? Since Valentines Day is right around the corner I went with a heart theme. 

I created this card for Cas(e)This Sketch Challenge #109. I didn't stray to far away from the original sketch but I did add another little border to the left side. I really had fun playing along with this sketch and I'm loving how the black and orange color combo came together. You can check out this weeks sketch below.

Next up I have the card I created for this weeks Fusion Heartful Challenge. I had lots of fun with challenge as well. Check it out!

For this challenge I decided to pull some inspiration from the little heart photo instead of the sketch. I went with a black and gray color combo for this one and like the first card I just love how it all came together. This weeks Fusion challenge also goes along perfectly with this weeks Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: H is For...challenge. So I will be linking it up to that challenge as well. You can check out the inspiration/sketch photo below. 

I hope you enjoyed my two cards today. Thanks for visiting! 
Card 1 Supplies: Cardstock- White & Black / Patterned Paper- Glitz Designs 77 Collection / Heart Stamp- CTMH D1569 / Dotted Circle & Dot Border- Simon Says Stamp- Thinking Of You / CTMH Ink Pad- Black & White / Versa Color Ink Pad- Orange / Sentiment Stickers- Glitz Designs 77 Collection
Card 2 Supplies: Cardstock- White / /Patterned Paper- Glitz Designs Finnley Collection / Stamp Set- CTMH D1569 / CTMH Ink Pad- Black / 3D Heart Stickers


Countdown To Kisses

Hello everyone & Happy Thursday! Today I have a cute little Valentine's Day card to share featuring lots of products from Canvas Corp. I created this card for this weeks Crew Challenge over at The Creative Studio Blog. Canvas Corp is challenging you to create a “Valentine” card, photograph it, share it with us and then send it off to someone who isn’t expecting a card from you—an old friend, the clerk at the grocery store, your favorite barista, etc. We realize that Valentine’s Day may not be celebrated the same way across the world, but what better excuse to send well wishes to someone who is not expecting it and make their day. We would love to hear your story when you send in your project photo and we will be featuring a few of the stories in an upcoming February Post. You can check out this weeks crew challenge HERE and enter your card for a chance to win a $50.00 gift card to the Canvas Corp Brands online store.

I created this card for my sister who is about to have a baby any day now. I thought the countdown to kisses sentiment was perfect for her card. Countdown to baby = countdown to kisses. I hope you enjoyed my little card today. Thanks for visiting and don't forget to stop over to the Canvas Corp Blog and check out the rest of the DT's fabulous Valentine's Day cards. 
Other Supplies: Sulky Thread- Red / CTMH Edge Distresser / Sewing Machine


Merry & Bright

Hello everyone! Today I'm playing along with this weeks Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. This weeks challenge is all about Winter Stamping. I decide to go big and created a 12 x 12 Christmas themed layout for this challenge. 

Here's a shot of my layered photo and embellishments. When I came across this cute little three dimensional reindeer sticker in my stash I just had to use it. Isn't he cute? 

For my title I spelled out "Merry & Bright" with some bright red glittered Thickers. I always feel like I need a bright bold title for each of my layouts and this one is no exception. I also cut out one of the colorful zig-zag patterns from the embellishment sheet and added it right across my layout, cutting it apart at my title. 

To the upper right of my layout I added half a tag, a sentiment sticker, a little button, and a little snowflake embellishment. To the lower right hand corner of my layout I added a little triangle piece of patterned paper along with a matching button and some stamping. You can check out all the challenge details HERE. Thanks for visiting!
Supplies: Patterned Paper, Mini Tag, & Fa La La Die Cut- Crate Paper Bundled Up Collection / AMuse Studio Stamp- Vintage Christmas Postmarks / Date Stamp- CTMH / CTMH Ink Pad- Black / American Crafts Foam Thickers- Niki Riki / Our Traditions Label Sticker- Chic Tags Good Tidings / Felt Snowflake Die Cut- Little Yellow Bicycle / Snowflake Embellishment / Dimensional Reindeer Sticker-Recollections / Buttons- Fancy Pants / Sulky Thread- Bright Pink / Red Button String / Sewing Machine