Monday, January 28, 2013

Card sketch Challenge

This week we have our first card sketch of the year!

What a great way to bulk up your card stash!  You always need a birthday, get well, anniversary or just an "I miss you" card!

Here is the sketch for the week:

You can find all the details for entering on the Little Scraps of Heaven Design Team Blog HERE.

Now here is the cuteness that I've created this week:


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Supplies used on this project:
1. Paper piecing Patterns from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs
4. Solid Textured Cardstock ~ American Crafts


I hope that you've enjoyed my card today and are inspired to join us in this weeks challenge!

I look forward to seeing your creation!!!

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PS... If you are new to Little Scraps of Heaven and want to give the paper piecing a try, there is ALWAYS a free file available on the FB Fanpage or Website!!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Pretty In Pink Blog hop with Trendy Twine!



Hi everyone!

I'm super excited to be a part of the hop to announce the two NEWEST colors at Trendy Twine!
Can you believe that these two new additions make 42 different colors fo twine now available?  WOW!  I think I need to take inventory ... 





Let's welcome Pink Licorice and Pink Midnight! 


Could there be better timing on this release?  I mean the things that you could do with these for Valentines day... seriously!  I'm thinking boxes, cards, spruced up valentines... endless opportunities here!

AND ... GREAT NEWS ... for a limited time (this weekend only) you can get your pretty little hands on the set of two spools for only $16.50.  But be sure to grab them now .. because after the weekend they back to their normal prices!

Here's the link to Grab them NOW ... Pink Midnight and Pink Licorice Bundle Special

Now .. do you LOVE these but just can't bring yourself to commit to two whole spools?  (Sounds crazy to me)  You can grab a mini pack HERE for only $3.95.  This is an introductory price for the new release .. so act fast .. deal goes away at the end of the weekend.



Now .. on to the fabulous projects that the team has created to show off how awesome these colors are.


Here is the line up for the hop.  If you've stumbled upon my post first .. I highly suggest you go back and see the cuteness that Candi created .. then make your way back here!  I promise you won't be disappointed!


Dawn ~ YOU ARE HERE!

For this hop I REALLY wanted to challenge myself.  Get out of my comfort zone.  Well .. Lesley is kinda to blame for this as she asked us all to create a 3D object.  Well .. wowza .. that IS out of my comfort zone!

I knew all along what I WANTED to make .. however I wasn't sure HOW I was gonna do it.   Well, one evening ... one LATE evening .. I stumbled upon a talented lady's blog.  Her name is Ilda Dias and she has some amazing projects that she shares with the world!  Anyhow ... Ilda posted THIS project on her blog and I was TOTALLY inspired.  I knew I had to make this.  I contacted her and she graciously provided me with the file that she used to create this awesome gem of a project!  Thanks so much Ilda!

Here is the direct link to her blog ... http://www.ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com/
Be sure to check her out and send her some love!

Here is my version of Ilda's hot air balloon.
The 'basket' is a box to store your Valentine's Day treats.  
I've also incorporated a pull out tag to serve as a card.



Here is the box put together


You can see in this picture that the tag pulls out of the box to allow for a fun Valentine's Day greeting for a friend or a loved one.


Here is a close up of the box.

And a close up of the Balloon

Last but not least, a close up of the pull out tag.

I hope that this project inspires you to get out of YOUR comfort zone!   Who knows what I'll create next!

Now, no blog hop is complete without a bit of blog candy!  Well .. we've got some awesome candy for you!
Three Twiners (that's YOU) will win a store coupon!  Winners will be chosen by Random.org and will be posted on the Trendy Twine Blog.

Here are the coupon's up for grabs:




To be entered to win, simply do the following:
1. Follow the Trendy Twine Blog
2. Comment on each blog in the blog hop
3. Like Trendy Twine on Facebook

You need to do them all to be eligible for the prize!
Deadline to enter is 10:00pm CST Monday January 28, 2013.
Winners announce the following weekend!

NOW ... Keep hopping ...
On to Helen's project.

Have fun!


Here are the products I used to create my project:
1. Hot air balloon svg file from I love doing all things crafty
2. Digital papers by Echo Park - Yours Truly collection
3. Solid Cardstock by American Crafts
5. Flat Rhinestones by Want2scrap
5. Washi Tape
6. Organza butterfly
7. Buttons
8. Misc. Ribbon






Friday, January 18, 2013

You win my love

Today I'd like to share with you another Valentines Day vertical border.

This would be a perfect addition to any Valentines day page with a cute little boy :)


 The full border

A close up of the car

A close up of the title

A side view to show the different dimensions

I've used the following products to create this border:
1 - Paper piecing patterns from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs (You win my love)
3, Solid cardstock by American Crafts
4. Misc. artist chalks

If you are interested in purchasing this border you can purchase it HERE.


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Full of Love

I seem to be on a roll with some vertical borders.  They are cute, aren't they?
For me they come together much faster than a layout too.

This one has a Valentines Day/Love theme.  Doesn't it just blow you away?  he he

Here is the full border. It measures 12"x 5"

A side/dimensional view

Close up of the title

Another side view

Close up of the elephant

To create this border I've used the following items:
1. Paper piecing patterns from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs (Elephant blowing heart bubble)
2.  Patterned Paper by My Minds Eye - Lost & Found 3 ruby
4. Solid cardstock by American crafts
5. Misc flat pearls

If you are interested in purchasing this vertical border, click HERE.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Hope to see you again soon!
~ Dawn

Some more fun in the flakes


It's Wednesday!  Happy Hump day to you all.

Today I'd like to share with you a cute border that I put together.
I decided to look through my paper stash for some paper that was inspiring and decided something that went with blue, white and brown was what I was inspired to work with.

I think I managed to pull it together with this cute Vertical border that I made for ebay.

Here is the full border.  It measures 12" x 5".  It is the perfect addition to any one or two page scrapbook layout!

Here is a close up of that cute bear.

A side/dimensional view to allow you to see the different dimensions going on here.


I've used the following products to create this border:
1. Paper piecing patterns from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs (Bear with Snowflake)
NOTE that this file is a FREEBIE this week!
2. Paper piecing patterns from Treasure box Designs (hat and scarf from Oh No!  Shoveling Snow)
3. Clearsnap Colorbox Chalk Inks
4. American Crafts solid cardstock.
5. Patterned paper by Little Yellow Bicycle - Winterings
6. A bit of Trendy Twine - In the Navy


Thank you so much for stopping by today!
If you have any interest in purchasing this border, please click HERE.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Cute Calendar with Watermelon Taffy!

Hi everyone!

I'm here today to share with you my first posting for Trendy Twine!

This month the team is featuring a new color .. Watermelon Taffy!
It's bright, it's colorful .. what's not to love about a color like this.  It just screams "HAPPY".



For my project this month I've decided to make a fun pocket calendar.
As I was pulling this together the ideas of the things that could be stored in this calendar were endless. 
I could organize my sales receipts, record my etsy or ebay sales, or perhaps something for the kiddos .... like I said ... Ideas ... endless...


Here is a dimensional view giving you an idea on how large the pocket is.

A close up of those cute birds and February title

A good view of the calendar

A close up of the top details


I've used the following products to create this calendar:
1. Trendy Twine in Watermelon Taffy
3. Patterned paper from DCWV- Baby Girl Stack and Jillibean soup - Spotted Owl
4. Washi tape
5. Epiphany Crafts Button maker
6. Misc. Gems
7. Martha Stewart Poppy border punch


Thanks so much for stopping by today.
I do hope that you'll stop by Trendy Twine and jong us in this months challenge featuring Watermelon Taffy.  Just stop by the blog HERE to find out all the details.


Monday, January 14, 2013

I've got the Blues Challenge at Little Scraps of Heaven Designs

This weeks challenge at Little Scraps of Heaven is "I've got the blue's".

I decided to make a fun card.  Something that one could send to a close girlfriend to invite them for a day out .. or even a 'pick me up' card.




 A close up of the tag/sentiment

 A close up of the card.

To create this card I've used the following items:
3. Cardstock by American Crafts
4. Clearsnap Colorbox chalk inks

I hope that you will consider joining us in this weeks challenge.
Just head on over to the Design Team blog to get all the details on this weeks challenge.

Happy Crafting!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Trendy Twine January Challenge - Show us your mittens!


Happy January!
This month Trendy Twine is featuring a new color ...  Watermelon Taffy.

Watermelon Taffy is a new pink twisted with lime green that was introduced
in the Halloween line.  This month Trendy Twine also has a  Watermelon Taffy Mini Pack 
available that has coordinating colors.


The Trendy Twine  challenge for this month is:
 Show Us Your Mittens

Your project (of any form) must include:
Mittens
Buttons
Snowflake
Color pink
Trendy Twine

I hope that you will consider joining us for this month's challenge!  NO EXCUSES .. there is plenty of time to link your projects up.  Just head HERE when you are done to post/link your projects.


Now, here is the project that I've created for the challenge.

Now .. I have to admit that pink is NOT my thing.  Probably because I have two boys and I simply can not ever see them lovin' the color pink :)  That being said .. I really fell in love with the Watermelon Taffy twine.  It's so bright and cheerful... makes you smile!

I've created a one page layout that will hold one picture in the circle mat in the center of the page.


This was one of those ideas that evolved over time for me.  My initial thought when I read the requirements for the challenge was along the lines of "The three little kittens that lost their mittens".  This theme started out as a tag... then turned into an ornament .. which then ended up on a one page layout ... go figure.  I really do like the brightness to this and hope that you do too!



 Here is the full layout

A close up of the kitten


A close up of the circle photo mat

The left mitten and photo mat.

Close up of the mittens wrapped in twine

Close up of the button/ribbon/twine wrap

More mittens

A dimensional view

The items that I used to create this project are as follows:
2. Paper piecing patterns from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs (Playful cat, Snowflakes from Twas the Night Before Christmas, Mittens in the advent set, Small scallop border)
3. Clearsnap Colorbox chalk ink
4. DCWV paper stack - Baby Girl stack
5. American Crafts solid cardstock
6. Glitter
7. Misc ribbon from my stash
8. Buttons


Your Trendy Twine entries for the month can be entered HERE.  Please be sure to follow all the requirements.

Lastly, head on over to the Trendy Twine blog to see all the fabulous projects for this challenge from the Trendy Twine Design Team!!

Little Scraps of Heaven Designs Challenges are BACK!

I'm excited to announce to you that the weekly challenges for Little Scraps of Heaven Designs are B-A-C-K!

Kicking off our first week back into the swing of things is a Layout sketch.


To enter the challenge, simply check out the requirements on the Design team blog, and post your final product to the Little Scraps of Heaven Designs Fanpage.

Now, here is my layout that I've created for this weeks sketch:


Close up of the black Ninja

Picture #1

Picture #2

Title

To create this layout I've used the following products:
1. Paper piecing patterns from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs (Little Ninja Warriors)
3. Cardstock from American Crafts
4. Misc. Artist chalks


I hope to see all your fabulous creations on the Little Scraps of Heaven Fanpage!
If you are new fan be sure to grab a freebie from the blog.  



Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Celebrate the New Year with some TRENDY TWINE!!

I'm very .. very .. VERY excited to announce that I am now a Design Team member on the Trendy Twine Team!  If you haven't noticed, I love twine.  I love adding it to my layouts and paper piecings for that extra pop of color and texture.  Trendy twine is definitely my favorite and I'm so excited to be representing their products!

To kick off the new year I'm starting with my first post for Trendy Twine.

I've created this card to capture the essence of winter.  I think there is no better way to to that than with the colors blue and white!

I used two separate "Blue" themed colored twine to complete this card

Every snowflake needs some glitter. 
The snowflakes were created using a paper piecing pattern from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs

A cute stamp from Catslife press

A close up of the ice skates created from a paper piecing pattern from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs.

To create this card I've used the following items:
3. Patterned cardstock - Bo Bunny Powder Mountain collection
4. Solid Cardstock- American Crafts
5. Clearsnap Colorbox Chalk Inks
6. Catslife Press rubber stamp
8. Glitter


There's a wonderful giveaway today for joining us in our New Year's Day post.
What a CUTE pack!  Perfect for the upcoming Valentine's Day holiday!

To be eligible for this prize you simply need to do the following:
1. Comment on all the blogs that have published projects for today on the Trendy Twine Blog
2. Follow the Trendy Twine Blog.
3. If you are not already, please become a fan of the TRENDY TWINE Facebook page.

If you are impatient (Like I can be sometimes) and find yourself HAVING to have this cute mini pack .. you can click HERE to buy it now for a limited time for only $8 plus shipping.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoy my new journey supporting Trendy Twine.   I'd love for you to follow me here, or on my FACEBOOK page.

Have a wonderfully awesome New Year!  I plan on it!!!





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