Monday, December 15, 2014

Carta Bella Christmas Basket

Oh my…Christmas, it’s getting close.  Are you ready?  today I would love to share with you my Christmas Basket I made using the Yesterday and Christmas Time Collections.


So, I watch my neighbor’s kids twice a week.  Last week they came over with this cute ginger bread house they made and told me it was for my house because I didn’t have any Christmas decorations up, yes I hadn’t decorated yet.  So, I thought it was time.  I love making Christmas décor and I love to add new things every year.  I made this fun basket, but what’s good about something like this is it can be used as décor or it can be given s a gift, just add a little treat or gift inside the basket.

I added some Styrofoam to the bottom of my basket, extra Easter grass I had and used shish kabob sticks.  The 3x4 Journaling cards and stickers from these collections were the perfect size for the sticks and the basket. 


I also used one of the stickers from the Christmas Time Collection and made a title for my basket.


Add a fun bow for that extra special Christmas touch!  I also used an Adhesive Flair Button to the center of the bow…so cute!


So fun, easy and fast!  That’s what we all love at anytime of the year, especially during the Christmas season.  Head on over toe the Carta Bella Blog to see all of the wonderful projects the design team has been creating!  Thanks for stopping in and I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Friends and 3d Flowers!

Hello, today I am excited to be on the Silhouette Blog.  I've got this adorable layout to share with you that was so fun creating.  My daughter has the sweetest friend and  I wanted to make something that captured this wonderful friendship.  Flowers are kind of a staple in scrapbooking, at least for me, but I wanted to do something a little different with them this time.

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I would love for you to check out the whole blog post over on the Silhouette Blog to see how I made these flowers!  

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Samantha Walker's December Creative Crafter's Blog Hop!

You should have arrived from Jamie Cripps Blog.  If not, go there first as to not miss anything!



Have you heard about Samantha's new adventure?  It's called Digi Playground and it's perfect place to get SVG digital cutting files, digital stamps and printables!  Here is a link to the Digi Playground's Facebook Page and Digi Playground Website.


Do you want the Free File for this month?  Click on this link to download it!  Download HERE!  Here is a look at it!


We are also giving away a $10.00 Gift Card to Digiplayground.com.  You must complete the hop and enter the RAFFLECOPTER to be entered.  You will have until Sunday December 14th at 11:59 pm MDT to leave your comments.  A winner will be picked Monday December the 15th on Samantha's Facebook Page!  CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE RAFFLECOPTER!

This month's theme is Homemade Holiday Gift Ideas!  What's more perfect than one of Samantha's 3d Boxes...perfect to hold small gifts or treats! I made this cute box using Samantha's 3d Box Circle Gift Box, Flower Spiral Star and the 1 Piece Leaf Cluster.   



I also used Samantha's Keepin' Cozy Collection from Echo Park


Samantha has some of the funnest 3d projects!  Have a look at her Silhouette Portfolio!

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Monday, December 8, 2014

Christmas Box with Imaginisce and Pebbles!

This month the Imaginisce Design Team got to play with some Pebbles goodies!  Today I want to share with you what I made...perfect for those little Christmas gifts!


I used Pebbles new Home for Christmas Collection to make these adorable gift boxes, but I also used my favorite Imaginisce tool, the I-Top!  



This collection has so many fun gift tags and little embellishments, that I saw it fitting to make these boxes.  I used the I-Top to make the custom buttons that I wrapped the twine and ribbon around.



I am sure these will get used.  My kids are always asking for fun boxes to put their friends gifts in.  I guess I will have to get out more Home for Christmas and my I-Top to make more of these!  Make sure you are checking out the Imaginisce Blog all week long to see all of the fun Christmas projects being created by the design team!  I hope you enjoy your crafting week and thanks for stopping in!

Supplies Used: 
Pebbles Home for Christmas patterned paper, Tags, Chips Die cut Cardstock Shapes, Icons & Phrase Stickers
Imaginisce I-Top, 16 mm Punch, 16 mm Brad Daddie
American Crafts Baker's Twine.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Carta Bella Die Cut Window Card Tutorial


Good morning!  Today I would like to share with you another way to use those fabulous Designer Dies!  I want to show you how to make a window card. Let’s start!

Choose the patterned paper you’d like to use.  I used patterned paper from the Warm & Cozy Collection.  From your piece of patterned paper, cut out a piece measuring 6 x 12 inches. 


 Next, you will need to score your patterned paper at 3 and 9 inches.


 Fold your score lines.


Using your Carta Bella Designer Die, tape removable double sided tape to the back side (flat part) of the die.  I am using the Designer Die Snowflake Tree Die Set.


Open your card and place your die in the center of the card.  Make sure the blade is facing up.


Close up your card and run it through your manual die cutting machine.  I used my Grand Cailbur.  Open the card up and have a look at what you just made!


Here are a few close up of the card.  I also embellished them a little using the Warm & Cozy Collection.





Thanks for stopping in today and I hope you enjoy using the new Warm & Cozy Collection along with the Designer Dies!  Make sure you head on over to the Carta Bella Blog to check all of the wonderful projects the design team has been creating with the newest collections and Designer Dies!

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Monday, December 1, 2014

My Favorite Silhouette Product Blog Hop and Giveaway!


Happy Monday and welcome to the Silhouette Favorite Product Blog Hop and Giveaway!  You should have just arrived from Jessee Maloney's Blog.  If you haven't hopped from the beginning of the hop and would like to, please start at at the Silhouette Blog.  

I'm excited to share with you what I made with one of my favorite Silhouette products, the Stamping Starter Kit.  This kit is a perfect way to get you started on making your own custom stamps.  It has everything you need.


I am so amazed by this product every time I use it.  The fact that my Silhouette Cameo can make stamps out of my favorite Silhouette shapes, get's me so excited!  So, since we are into the Christmas Season, I only saw it fitting that I create a Christmas layout.  I used the Merry Christmas Design and made my own title stamp.


I loved the way it looked, so I used it more than once on my layout; at the top and the bottom of the layout.



Here is are the links to the Silhouette products I used on my layout.


So, would you like to win the STAMPING STARTER KIT?  I'm giving away one of these kit to a lucky Silhouette fan!  Just go through the Rafflecopter and you will be entered!  I will announce a winner Saturday December 6th!  Here are the rules.

  • Open to US/Canada Residents, 18 & older.  
  • Void where prohibited.
  • Giveaway is not associated with Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest. Prizes will be fulfilled by Silhouette America.
  • Winner cannot have won another Silhouette America giveaway in the past 90 days.
  • Winners should expect their prize to arrive within 4-6 weeks.



Your next stop on the Blog Hop will be Nicole Nowosad!  Thanks for stopping by!




Monday, November 24, 2014

More Family Fun with Imaginisce!

Okay...so I know what you are thinking.  Summer projects?  Well, if you haven't had a look at the new Family Fun Collection from Imaginisce...you need to.  This collection has so many themes to it; games, art, baking, arcades, pool, bowling, zoo and movies!  I just so happen to use the pool themed paper.  I made this adorable accordion card and pail with treats!


I used the Dimensional Stickers and Sticker Book to make this card.  I also used my I-Rock and Hot Rocks to add a little more fun to this card.



I love this cute pail....just add your favorite treat and what a fun little gift.  


I added some more Hot Rocks to the little shovel.  I thought they looked like sand grains.


So, if you haven't checked out the new Family Fun Collection...make sure you do and always check out the Imaginisce Blog for more inspiration!  Thanks for stopping in and enjoy your crafty day!





Friday, November 21, 2014

A Superhero themed Charity Event!

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Good morning...I am excited to tell you about the project I am sharing with you today that is up on the Silhouette Blog. We have some really fun "Superhero" themed designs in the Silhouette store and I know that superheroes are all the rage right now.  I had the opportunity to t do a charity event for a family that recently lost their son to Leukemia.  This little boy loved superheroes and I wanted the charity event to have that them.   This was my contribution to the event.  I made a banner, some "Pow" and "Zap" words as well as some superhero masks that I put on balloons, but I would love for you to check out the whole post. Please scoot on over to the Silhouette Blog to see it all!!

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Thanksgiving with Sisters


If you are anything like me family when it comes to Thanksgiving, you are on the “Family Rotation”.  While, I love time with my husband’s family, I do love the years that I get to spend time with my sisters.  During this time, there are usually fun pictures, laughs and reminiscing.  It’s not often that we get all of us together at once, but we can usually count on Thanksgiving to give us that time together.  Today I want to share with you my “Sisters” layout and the technique I used.


To create this layout, I used Carta Bella’s “A Perfect Autumn” Collection in combination with the Designer Dies Grateful Die/Stamp Set and Designer Dies Thankful Blessing 4 x 6 Stamp.  One of my favorite things to do with stamps is to heat emboss with them.  I did that here with the leaves from these to stamps set.  I love the raised look it gives especially when using textured cardstock.


I also did the same with this cute little deer.


To give my leaf clusters bit of a different look, I also cut out leaves from the “Falling Leaves” patterned paper and added them in.

Thanks for stopping in and I hope you have wonderful time creating and scrapbooking those wonderful Thanksgiving memories.

Carta Bella Supplies:
A Perfect Autumn 6 x 6 Paper Pad



Friday, November 14, 2014

Stamped Look with Silhouette Sketch Pens

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I have a fun, new layout up on the Silhouette Blog today using Sketch Pens. Come by and have a look!  Don't you just love all of the cute paper and fun embellishments on this page?  Well, all of these came from the Felicity Jane Charlotte Kit.  My friend Jeana Goodwin has her own new monthly kit Club. Super cute kits...you must check them out!  

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

November Samantha Walker Creative Crafter's Blog Hop!

You should have arrived from Jamie Cripps Blog.  If not, go there first as to not miss anything!

Have you heard about Samantha's new adventure?  It's called Digi Playground and it's perfect place to get SVG digital cutting files, digital stamps and printables!  Here is a link to the Digi Playground's Facebook Page 


I made this cute 3d pumpkin using Samantha Walker's 3d Box Jack O Lantern Pouch and the 'Give Thanks' Word Phrase.  The 3d Box Jack O Lantern had a face on it and I simply removed the face and added the 'Give Thanks' Word Phrase to make it more of a Thanksgiving themed project.  



I had some leaf stickers left over from one of Samantha's older collections, "Harvest", so I added those to the pumpkin.


Inside...you can add a sweet treat!


Samantha has some of the funnest 3d projects!  Have a look at her Silhouette Portfolio!

Don't forget to sign up for Samantha's Newsletter 
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FREE SVG and Silhouette Studio file and a chance to win Spellbinders Shapeabilities Expandable Patterns Die Fancy Lattice.  You will have until Sunday November 16th at 11:59 pm MDT to leave your comments.  A winner will be picked Monday November the 17th on Samantha's Facebook Page!  Here's a look at the free SVG and the Spellbinder's Die.








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