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If you create and post a creations based off of mine, please refer (with a link) back to my blog. Please do not use my ideas for files, profit or for contests. Thank you!



My Craft Goals for 2015

My Goals for 2015:

1. Update my goals for 2016 in January of 2016 :)
2. Maximize my crafting time!
3. Keep plugging away at scrapbooking photos!!
4. Learn how to Heat Press!!
5. Have fun!


Saturday, November 30, 2013

KCC Blog Hop - Gift Giving Ideas



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Fair well to 2013 soon it will be 2014. It is that time of year gifts are being purchased and made, and it is always wonderful to receive a handmade gift, there are so many great things to give. Some can be expensive some may not. We all are here to give you ideas for all occasions that you may be giving to another.
I am your host today, Lissa here at So Many Crafts, So Litte Time. I hope you enjoy our hop we will go out with a bang and bring you new things next year.

Today I am showing some different gifts you can make using vinyl.



The first two metal signs were purchased at Hobby Lobby.  I simply added the phrases from the Silhouette Online Store that I cut out in black vinyl.  I tied a tulle bow to the wire on top.

These make great gifts especially to young couples who may not have a lot of decorations yet.  You can also personalize them with their names.

My third project today is:


I took a 12 x 12 black metal frame from Michaels and added a Christmas piece of scrapbook paper inside.  I cut the image (also from the Silhouette Online Store) and cut it out of black vinyl.  I applied the vinyl to the glass of the frame.

I love using these 12x12 frames for home decor!  Sometimes, I remove the backing and hot glue the glass to the inside of the frame.  I put the vinyl on the glass and the wall shows through.

And now, onto the Blog Candy!!!

For today's blog candy Lissa is giving away a $10.00 Gift certificate to anywhere you choose that she can purchase online and send the gift card to you online. Preferably you will choose Close to My Heart for a Studio J layout but this is the time to give and she would like to give what you like to receive so good luck to every new and old email follower (required to win the certificate) and commenter who comments on the hop, hoping you make an effort on all the blogs.

Here is your line up for your convenience
Your Host..
Robin Lane ~ Create~a~Latte
Lori ~ Scrappin' my Stress Away****HERE
Christina ~ Crazy about Scrappin'****NEXT
Robin ~ Scrap n' Chat

Friday, November 29, 2013

The 12 Days of Christmas Day 6 - Tag


Welcome to Day 6 of the Honeybearz Designs 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!  We are half way there - many more projects to come!!!

My tag is also being featured today at Frosted Designs!


If you arrived from Lucy, you are in the right spot.  If you found me first, head over to the BEGINNING so you can see the blog candy as well as everyone's projects!!

Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop. This hop will take place November 25th through December 6th and the new postings each day will be posted by 8 am eastern standard time. This hop will be full of wonderful ideas and inspiration to get you well on your way of creating all of those beautiful Christmas project. This is an awesome way to get a lot of your Christmas cards, and scrapbook layouts finished, home decorations completed and maybe even be inspired to create something using a new technique that you have never tried. There will be a new project posted each and every day by all the wonderful amazing ladies in this hop. Also each day we will have a guest designer or two for you to visit. Lisa our hostess will be giving away some wonderful blog candy each day of the hop from the amazing sponsors that we have for this hop. Lisa will be posting all the winners from this hop on December 10th. Every one has a chance to win including the ladies participating in the hop and even the guest designers and the sponsors. At the end of each post we will have a list of all the sponsors who are sponsoring this hop all you need to do is click on their name to go to their sites and check out all the wonderful sites. We want to thank each and everyone of the sponsors for their generosity. It has been greatly appreciated.

Here is a complete list of the sponsors:

Honeybearz Designs - Yummy Crafting Candy
http://honeybearzdesigns2011.blogspot.com/

Teresa Russell - $10.00 Gift Card from
her facebook group Scrapping For Less
https://www.facebook.com/groups/372187582880346/

Pazzles - Two digital download gift cards for a Cutting Collection of choice.
http://pazzles.com/

Kathy's Cozies - A custom Cozy for an Expression, Expression 2, Cricut Create, 
Cricut Mini, or Silhouette Cameo. Whoever wins can pick their own fabric.https://www.etsy.com/shop/KathysCozies

Paper Sweeties - $10.00 Gift Card
http://www.papersweeties.com/

ScrappyDew - $20.00 Gift Card
http://www.scrappydew.com/store/

My Creative Time - Stamp Set
http://www.creativetimeforme.com/

Little Scraps of Heaven Designs - $20.00 Gift Voucher
http://www.littlescrapsofheavendesigns.com/

Paper Creations by Mindy - $15.00 Gift Certidicate
http://www.papercreationsbymindy.com/

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons - $15.00 Gift Certificate
http://www.prettypapergraphics.com/

Xyron - 2 Teresa Collins Adhesive Kits
http://www.xyron.com/enUS/Home/default.html

Joys Life - "Oh Christmas Puns" stamps
http://joyslife.com/

Timeless Twine -$15.00 Gift Certificate
http://www.bellacreationz.bigcartel.com/

Too Cute by Jessica - $25.00 Giftcard
http://www.toocutebyjessica.com/

Designs on Cloud 9 - $20.00 Gift Certificate
http://designsoncloud9.com/

LoveBug Creations - $15.00 Gift Certificate
http://www.lovebugcreations.net/

The Paper Parade - $40.00 Gift Certificate
http://www.thepaperparade.com/

The Paper Nest Dolls - $25.00 Gift Certificate
http://stamps.the-papernest.com/

Jessica Douglass Wilson -$10.00 to her Close To My Heart store 

Lettering Delights -a gift valued at $10.00
http://www.letteringdelights.com/

Scrapping Bug Designs - $50.00 gift certificate the gift 
certificate excludes sale prices.
http://www.scrappingbugdesigns.com/

3 Girl Jam - $10.00 Gift Certificate
http://www.3girljam.com/

SVG Attic - $25.00 Gift Certificate
http://www.svgattic.com/

Pinque Peacock $10.00 Gift Certificate
http://pinquepeacock.blogspot.com/

SVG Cuts - $20.00 Gift Certificate
http://www.svgcuts.com/

Blue Moon Creations - 12 digital images
http://www.bluemooncreation.net/

Sherri Baldy Stamps - $15.00 Gift Certificate for digi stamps
http://sherribaldy.blogspot.com/

Today I am sharing a fun tag that I made using products from my friend's store Frosted Designs.


I took this tag from
and sprayed it with Cherry Pie Dylusions Ink.

The paper behind the tag is




I punched two holes and tied some 3 Girl Jam ribbon with a flower to the top of my punch.


I adhered a tiny heart from Um Wow! to the bottom corner. 

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Your next stop is Beth's Blog


Here is a complete list of blog addresses in case you get lost along the way:

6. Miranda - www.nanasscrapspot.com
8. Scrappin Toxic Midge- http://www.toxictreasures.com/
14.  Lucy ~ http://love2createitall.comhttp://www.love2createitall.com/
16. Beth~ http://thecraftyscrapyard.blogspot.comhttp://thecraftyscrapyard.blogspot.com/****NEXT

The 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop Day 5 (Sports Ornaments)



Hello and welcome to Day 5 of the Honeybearz Designs 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!!


If you arrived from Lucy, you are in the right spot.  If you found me first, head over to the BEGINNING so you can see the blog candy as well as everyone's projects!!

Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop. This hop will take place November 25th through December 6th and the new postings each day will be posted by 8 am eastern standard time. This hop will be full of wonderful ideas and inspiration to get you well on your way of creating all of those beautiful Christmas project. This is an awesome way to get a lot of your Christmas cards, and scrapbook layouts finished, home decorations completed and maybe even be inspired to create something using a new technique that you have never tried. There will be a new project posted each and every day by all the wonderful amazing ladies in this hop. Also each day we will have a guest designer or two for you to visit. Lisa our hostess will be giving away some wonderful blog candy each day of the hop from the amazing sponsors that we have for this hop. Lisa will be posting all the winners from this hop on December 10th. Every one has a chance to win including the ladies participating in the hop and even the guest designers and the sponsors. At the end of each post we will have a list of all the sponsors who are sponsoring this hop all you need to do is click on their name to go to their sites and check out all the wonderful sites. We want to thank each and everyone of the sponsors for their generosity. It has been greatly appreciated.

Here is a complete list of the sponsors:

Honeybearz Designs - Yummy Crafting Candy
http://honeybearzdesigns2011.blogspot.com/

Teresa Russell - $10.00 Gift Card from
her facebook group Scrapping For Less
https://www.facebook.com/groups/372187582880346/

Pazzles - Two digital download gift cards for a Cutting Collection of choice.
http://pazzles.com/

Kathy's Cozies - A custom Cozy for an Expression, Expression 2, Cricut Create, 
Cricut Mini, or Silhouette Cameo. Whoever wins can pick their own fabric.https://www.etsy.com/shop/KathysCozies

Paper Sweeties - $10.00 Gift Card
http://www.papersweeties.com/

ScrappyDew - $20.00 Gift Card
http://www.scrappydew.com/store/

My Creative Time - Stamp Set
http://www.creativetimeforme.com/

Little Scraps of Heaven Designs - $20.00 Gift Voucher
http://www.littlescrapsofheavendesigns.com/

Paper Creations by Mindy - $15.00 Gift Certidicate
http://www.papercreationsbymindy.com/

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons - $15.00 Gift Certificate
http://www.prettypapergraphics.com/

Xyron - 2 Teresa Collins Adhesive Kits
http://www.xyron.com/enUS/Home/default.html

Joys Life - "Oh Christmas Puns" stamps
http://joyslife.com/

Timeless Twine -$15.00 Gift Certificate
http://www.bellacreationz.bigcartel.com/

Too Cute by Jessica - $25.00 Giftcard
http://www.toocutebyjessica.com/

Designs on Cloud 9 - $20.00 Gift Certificate
http://designsoncloud9.com/

LoveBug Creations - $15.00 Gift Certificate
http://www.lovebugcreations.net/

The Paper Parade - $40.00 Gift Certificate
http://www.thepaperparade.com/

The Paper Nest Dolls - $25.00 Gift Certificate
http://stamps.the-papernest.com/

Jessica Douglass Wilson -$10.00 to her Close To My Heart store 

Lettering Delights -a gift valued at $10.00
http://www.letteringdelights.com/

Scrapping Bug Designs - $50.00 gift certificate the gift 
certificate excludes sale prices.
http://www.scrappingbugdesigns.com/

3 Girl Jam - $10.00 Gift Certificate
http://www.3girljam.com/

SVG Attic - $25.00 Gift Certificate
http://www.svgattic.com/

Pinque Peacock $10.00 Gift Certificate
http://pinquepeacock.blogspot.com/

SVG Cuts - $20.00 Gift Certificate
http://www.svgcuts.com/

Blue Moon Creations - 12 digital images
http://www.bluemooncreation.net/

Sherri Baldy Stamps - $15.00 Gift Certificate for digi stamps
http://sherribaldy.blogspot.com/


Today I created some ornaments for my nieces using the floating ornament technique.
I started with my Cameo:

I sized a soccer ball and a volleyball to fit the insert for my glass ornament.  I also created their names and sized them to fit across each ball.

I cut the balls out of black vinyl. I cut their names out of red vinyl (team colors).

I cut the ornaments shapes out of acetate using the Rhinestone Template setting on my cameo. 


I put the ball on one side of the acetate, and the name on the other.

I trimmed the top of the acetate off because it was too tall and would stick out the top of my ornament.


You can see the black volleyball is on the back side.


I rolled the acetate around a pencil and slid it into the ornament.


Instead of putting the names on the acetate, you could have put them on the outside of the ornament.


I added ribbons in her team colors to the top.


I did the same with Sabryna's ornament using the soccer ball and her name.


The acetate could have been a tad bit smaller.  I made Sophie's first and you can see it the acetate is not lying flat inside the ornament.  I trimmed Sabryna's a tiny bit and hers lays flat.

This was my first time trying this and I don't think it will be the last :)

Your next stop is Beth's Blog


Here is a complete list of blog addresses in case you get lost along the way:

6. Miranda - www.nanasscrapspot.com
8. Scrappin Toxic Midge- http://www.toxictreasures.com/
14.  Lucy ~ http://love2createitall.comhttp://www.love2createitall.com/
16. Beth~ http://thecraftyscrapyard.blogspot.comhttp://thecraftyscrapyard.blogspot.com/****NEXT


Thursday, November 28, 2013

The 12 Days of Christmas Day 4 - Mini Albums



Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Welcome to Day 4 of the Honeybearz Designs 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!!


If you arrived from Lucy, you are in the right spot.  If you found me first, head over to the BEGINNING so you can see the blog candy as well as everyone's projects!!

Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop. This hop will take place November 25th through December 6th and the new postings each day will be posted by 8 am eastern standard time. This hop will be full of wonderful ideas and inspiration to get you well on your way of creating all of those beautiful Christmas project. This is an awesome way to get a lot of your Christmas cards, and scrapbook layouts finished, home decorations completed and maybe even be inspired to create something using a new technique that you have never tried. There will be a new project posted each and every day by all the wonderful amazing ladies in this hop. Also each day we will have a guest designer or two for you to visit. Lisa our hostess will be giving away some wonderful blog candy each day of the hop from the amazing sponsors that we have for this hop. Lisa will be posting all the winners from this hop on December 10th. Every one has a chance to win including the ladies participating in the hop and even the guest designers and the sponsors. At the end of each post we will have a list of all the sponsors who are sponsoring this hop all you need to do is click on their name to go to their sites and check out all the wonderful sites. We want to thank each and everyone of the sponsors for their generosity. It has been greatly appreciated.

Here is a complete list of the sponsors:

Honeybearz Designs - Yummy Crafting Candy
http://honeybearzdesigns2011.blogspot.com/

Teresa Russell - $10.00 Gift Card from
her facebook group Scrapping For Less
https://www.facebook.com/groups/372187582880346/

Pazzles - Two digital download gift cards for a Cutting Collection of choice.
http://pazzles.com/

Kathy's Cozies - A custom Cozy for an Expression, Expression 2, Cricut Create, 
Cricut Mini, or Silhouette Cameo. Whoever wins can pick their own fabric.https://www.etsy.com/shop/KathysCozies

Paper Sweeties - $10.00 Gift Card
http://www.papersweeties.com/

ScrappyDew - $20.00 Gift Card
http://www.scrappydew.com/store/

My Creative Time - Stamp Set
http://www.creativetimeforme.com/

Little Scraps of Heaven Designs - $20.00 Gift Voucher
http://www.littlescrapsofheavendesigns.com/

Paper Creations by Mindy - $15.00 Gift Certidicate
http://www.papercreationsbymindy.com/

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons - $15.00 Gift Certificate
http://www.prettypapergraphics.com/

Xyron - 2 Teresa Collins Adhesive Kits
http://www.xyron.com/enUS/Home/default.html

Joys Life - "Oh Christmas Puns" stamps
http://joyslife.com/

Timeless Twine -$15.00 Gift Certificate
http://www.bellacreationz.bigcartel.com/

Too Cute by Jessica - $25.00 Giftcard
http://www.toocutebyjessica.com/

Designs on Cloud 9 - $20.00 Gift Certificate
http://designsoncloud9.com/

LoveBug Creations - $15.00 Gift Certificate
http://www.lovebugcreations.net/

The Paper Parade - $40.00 Gift Certificate
http://www.thepaperparade.com/

The Paper Nest Dolls - $25.00 Gift Certificate
http://stamps.the-papernest.com/

Jessica Douglass Wilson -$10.00 to her Close To My Heart store 

Lettering Delights -a gift valued at $10.00
http://www.letteringdelights.com/

Scrapping Bug Designs - $50.00 gift certificate the gift 
certificate excludes sale prices.
http://www.scrappingbugdesigns.com/

3 Girl Jam - $10.00 Gift Certificate
http://www.3girljam.com/

SVG Attic - $25.00 Gift Certificate
http://www.svgattic.com/

Pinque Peacock $10.00 Gift Certificate
http://pinquepeacock.blogspot.com/

SVG Cuts - $20.00 Gift Certificate
http://www.svgcuts.com/

Blue Moon Creations - 12 digital images
http://www.bluemooncreation.net/

Sherri Baldy Stamps - $15.00 Gift Certificate for digi stamps
http://sherribaldy.blogspot.com/

Today I am showing you my Christmas Mini Albums I made to give as gifts.  I love making gifts!!


I started out with 4 pieces of chipboard per album.  I cut them to 5x7.

I used paper from Chrismas paper pads I found at Hobby Lobby.  I like that the paper coordinates.  I trimmed 4 pieces of paper so I had 2 of each kind for my album.

I found this title in the Silhouette Store and cut it out of black vinyl.  I adhered it to the front of each album.


I trimmed photo mats 6.25 x 4.25.

Christmas photos are generally busy and bright, so I wanted a simple album that would not compete with the photos.




On the back, I put santa and his reindeer, also from the silhouette store.

I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch two holes in each page and secured with binder rings.  I tied some coordinating ribbon on the rings.

I made each album a little different.  I can't wait to see what memories are placed inside!!

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Your next stop is Beth's Blog


Here is a complete list of blog addresses in case you get lost along the way:

6. Miranda - www.nanasscrapspot.com
8. Scrappin Toxic Midge- http://www.toxictreasures.com/
14.  Lucy ~ http://love2createitall.comhttp://www.love2createitall.com/
16. Beth~ http://thecraftyscrapyard.blogspot.comhttp://thecraftyscrapyard.blogspot.com/****NEXT