Monday, September 30, 2013

Bottle of Boos

I have a fun SVGCuts Design Team project today, a Bottle of Boos!!  I seen a glass bottle version of this on pinterest last year and wanted to make one.  When Mary came out with the New Years Eve kit with this champagne bottle in it I thought it was so perfect for this project.

I really love how it came out, it's such a cute project, whoever thought it up is brilliant.  I going to add wine glasses filled with marshmallows and put a vinyl ghost face on them to add some more whimsy to the project.

The wine cork fits perfectly, so cool.  The paper I used is Doodlebug's Halloween Parade, the colors are so bright, it's the perfect Halloween paper.  All the ghost are from the Spooky Silhouettes collection and the label is from Toil and Trouble.

The ribbon is from Sparkly Sweet Craft Notions, the Trendy Twine is one of the new Halloween colors, Spooktacular Taffy and the cute orange flair is from Paper Play Studio.

For complete directions and supplies that were used visit my Design Team page over at SVGCuts!

Linking this up to Paper Issues Halloween Hootenanny.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Catacomb Manor Luminary

I love SVGCuts new kit Catacomb Manor and the catacomb card is amazing!  I loved it so much I turned it into a luminary bag so I can display it for Halloween.

I just made holes in the bottom layer and also in the bag which is from the Betty Bags and Boxes II kit.

I added another base piece in the back of the bag so it stands straight, it's a very sturdy and should look nice with my other Halloween decor.

The digital paper is Carta Bella's Happy Haunting and I used some Orange Licorice Trendy Twine.  The elements are also from the digital paper collection and the cute little pumpkin button is from Buttons Galore and More.

Here is the whole kit
It's FREE this week with a Purchase of $9.98, use code FREEGIFT

Linking this up to Paper Issues Halloween Hootenanny.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Trick or Treat

As I'm waiting for the the SVGCuts kit to come out, you are going to love it too, I made this Halloween card.  I used the tree card from Home for the Holidays and the ghosts are from Salazar's Scary Squares.  The pattern paper is from Carta Bella's Happy Haunting digital collection and the Trendy Twine is Orange Licorice.  The cute little ghost and pumpkin button is from Buttons Galore and More, you can get a bunch of adorable buttons there.

Linking this up to Paper Issues Halloween Hootenanny.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Along Came A Spider...

I came across this awesome website The House of Smiths and saw this adorable Halloween spider picture frame project that I just have to make.  I made it into this quick card, I love the simplicity of it, the frame will make a nice addition to my Halloween decor.  I think I'll use a bigger spider like the original but I like this web background from Carina Gardner's Spider's Web collection, this Aqarette font and of course the Orange Licorice Trendy Twine!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

You're A Real Fun-gi!

I have a fun card today over at the Trendy Twine blog!
It features this months new release...
and some digital paper and files from

Here's a sneak peek...

There's still time to enter this
 Back to school theme
Primary Colors - some or all
A,B,C or 1,2,3
Trendy Twine
Check the site for full Challenge details.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Count Your Candybars

Here's another SVGCuts project I created for the Halloween Party, candy tube holders!

Don't forget to join in the fun and visit SVGCuts Facebook Page
They are having some giveaways and a
Halloween Challenge and also a Silhouette Cameo Giveaway!!

I used the coffins from Elmhurst Hollow and just added holes to the top so the tubes can slip right in.

The face stamps are Peachy Keen but I added the fangs with marker, so cute!!

The paper is from Carta Bella's Happy Haunting collection and the Trendy Twine is Orange Licorice, one of my favorites!!

For full details and directions check out my Design Team page over at SVGCuts.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

It's The Little Things...

I picked up the Echo Park's digital collection Photo Freedom Oh So Thankful and I really loved this dragonfly card that's in there.  I just added the Lori Whitlock phrase and then matted it on digital paper also from the collection.  A very simple and quick print n cut card to put together.  I also used a touch of Totally Kraft Trendy Twine under the cut button embellishment.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Carta Bella Rough & Tumble Lighthouse

I have a fun new project on the Carta Bella blog today, a lighthouse using the Rough & Tumble Collection.

I love this paper collection, the colors are so rich, even though it has a boyish theme it can be used for so many different projects.  It was perfect for this lighthouse, I wanted that red and white and these papers worked great.

The lighthouse is from Creations by AR, I love that you can put a battery tealight in the top, the bottom part is a box which can be filled with candies, makes such a cute centerpiece for a party.

The elements in this collection are so cute, it covers sea, air and land, something for just about everyone really.  The bow is made of Berry Trendy Twine and I added some red and white cording around the bottom.

I hope you've enjoyed this project, stop by the Carta Bella Blog to see all the wonderful projects made with their awesome paper collections.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

It's A Zombie Apocalypse!

I'm so excited the Halloween Spooktacular Fun has started over at SVGCuts!

Don't forget to join in the fun and visit their Facebook Page
They are having some giveaways and a
Halloween Challenge and also a Silhouette Cameo Giveaway!!

 I love making Halloween crafts and this Spooky Cuties card was so much fun to make, it really came to life as I was putting it together.  Most of the pieces are print n cuts so it really was a quick project, if I cut out all the pieces individually it would have take a little more time.

My family and I are such big Walking Dead fans so this card is definitely one of my favorites.  I'll be displaying it on my mantle for sure.

I cut off his hand and glued the piece on top of the wagon, it makes it really look like he's pulling it.  I also used marker and outlines some of the areas just to give the pnc a little more dimension.  I used some of Trendy Twine's newest color Trick or Treat, I love this color combo!!

I think the cuties are so adorable, the other collections are just as cute as these ones.
The stamp is a punkin patch stamp and the digital paper is Frights & Delights from the Teachers Pay Teachers site.  I added some stickles to the eyes and the spiders, you can't see so well but it does give them a nice sparkle.

For a list of files and supplies used and directions visit my SVGCuts Design Team Page.

Hope you enjoyed my project!!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Pumpkin Potpourri Gift Set

Hi everyone!! I have a pretty autumn project to share with you today, a pumpkin box filled with potpourri and a matching pumpkin shaped card, all files are from Lori Whitlock's store.

I used Echo Park's digital paper Reflections Fall designed by Lori, I love the warm richness of this collection, it's absolutely beautiful.  It also has wonderful elements that come with the full digital set.

For the pumpkin box I add the fall flourish 2 to the front with a couple of pearls and the fun fall from the 5 fall titles set.  The leave layered tag comes with the box, perfect for writing a sentiment.  I finished it with a couple of elements from the digital collection and some chocolate truffle trendy twine.

I welded two pumpkins from the pumpkin set to make the card, kept it simple using a couple of elements from the paper collection.  I used a little more chocolate truffle trendy twine and a cute little button.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed my project!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

SVGCuts 2013 Halloween Party!!

Tomorrow the fun begins at SVGCuts!

From Sept. 16th to Oct 10th there will be a

Halloween Challenge,

Cameo Giveaway


Some awesome Design Team Projects

Come join us for some Spooktacular Fun!!

Carta Bella Paper Collection Winner

Hi Everyone!!
We have a winner from my
Carta Bella First Design Team Project post

Dee A
Congrats Dee!

Thank you everyone for all your wonderful comments and for participating in this giveaway.
I'm very excited about joining this super talented Design Team and your support means so much to me!!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Friday, September 13, 2013

A Perfect Autumn Day

A quick card using SVGCuts barn and pumpkins from the Leaves Are Falling kit.  The background sunrays and rooster are freebies, but I'm not sure if they are retired.  The sentiment is from Echo Park's Reflections Fall digital paper collection and the Trendy Twine is Cherry Lemonade.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Now I Know My ABC's

I have a cute school project over at the Trendy Twine blog today
Hop on over and take a look, I used this months featured twine...

Here's a sneak peek...

Don't forget to join the fun and submit a project for this
 Back to school theme
Primary Colors - some or all
A,B,C or 1,2,3
Trendy Twine
Check the site for full Challenge details.

Monday, September 9, 2013

First Carta Bella Design Team Project and Giveaway!

Hi Everyone, I'm so excited to be joining the Carta Bella Design Team!
To help celebrate we are having a GIVEAWAY, check for details below.

Here's my first project using the fabulous collection,

I love the beach and this wonderful boyish paper with it's rich colors and great patterns really worked perfectly for this card.

The stickers and chipboard pieces are so adorable, made it so much fun creating this playful beach scene.

Love the little motor scooter so cute!
The cardbase and scallop waves are from SVGCuts kit Everyday Cards, I also used some Berry Trendy Twine.  Everything else is from the Rough & Tumble Collection, stickers and chipboard pieces.

I hope you've enjoyed my project, now on to the


"Want to win a collection kit of your choosing from Carta Bella Paper? Simply leave your name and email address (in code if you prefer) in the comments section of this blog post to qualify. All comments are due by Sept 13th, 2013 at 11:59 pm EST to qualify. I will select ONE lucky winner on Sept 15, 2013 and notify them by email. Winners have one week to respond or I will select another winner. The winner may select a current collection from Carta Bella Paper. The collection will be shipped from the Carta Bella Paper offices. Only one entry per person please."

Good Luck!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Pumpkins & Leaves

I love the the fall leaves card from SVGCuts new kit Leaves Are Falling, it's such a pretty card, not much needs to be added.

I used Carta Bella's Traditions digital paper and sentiment and just a button and some jute and I just love it like that.  I think it may be one of my favorite shaped cards.

The rest of the kit is truly amazing, love the scarecrow, his so cute.

The kit is FREE this week with a purchase of $9.98 or more, use code