Fuse in a little happiness!

Yes…yes..and yes! I finally got my hands on the awesome-super cool fuse tool! (project life edition)

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I love how I can make all these mini shaker pockets and fill it with tons of sequins.

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For this birthday card, I started from the bottom up and filled it with the same gold/silver shaker bits. I love how it turned out.

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I stamped a few silver stars on the cardstock to give a background for the sequins.  My next project will be adding photographs to the pockets for a personalized touch.

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I always say I won’t give into the new stamping hype but here I am a fan of the fuse tool! Thank you Becky Higgins for making it in white!

Spot in my heart!

Hands down my favorite stamp set of ALL time…that’s saying a lot!

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I used my hero arts ombre inks with the brush stroke stamp from My Favorite Things to create a painted scene.

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I have a whole stash of glasses eyelets/brads that need to be used so I thought it would be cute to add it to the little pup!

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Finally, I used colored inks to color the vellum paper to continue the rainbow theme around the card! Overall, love love loving it!

Happy Father’s Day!

A little blue for Father’s Day.

I love the stitching! The mistake turned into details for the card

I love these mover and shakers from PTI! More father day cards to come!

  • Recipe:  CS from PTI, Baby scrapbook paper, Cuttlebug Alpha Die Cuts, White Gel Pen, PTI move and shakers, PTI baby clothes die cut, Cuttle bug flower die cuts, Souffle pen.

Boo!

I’ve decided to get in the happy halloween mood!

I saw this adorable halloween card at one of my favorite card blogs and knew I had to make a scottie version of my own!  No reason we can’t start thinking about trick or treatn’ in September!

Plus, all things scotties are always in season.

  • Recipe: All craftstock from Recollections, Sharpies, Highlighters, Green bling from Target craft section, Martha Stewart Fence Border Punch, Cuttlebug Olivia Alphabet die cut, push pins.

Congrats! *ka-boom!*

You’re…

I received some super fabulous new from a friend and wanted to send a congratulations card.  There’s really no sophisticated way to say “You’re da bomb!” so I just went with it!  I have been wanting to create a pop-up card for awhile but didn’t know how to pull it off.  Surprisingly the most difficult part of this card was arranging the letters!  I plan to dabble in more pop-ups 🙂

  • Recipe: All craftstock from Recollections, Cuttlebug Alphabet Red Tag Sale dies, Cuttlebug Olivia Alphabet dies.

Happy Father’s Day (Part 2)

Dad, you’re the best…at embarrassing me!

As a child, I have distinct memories of my dad trying to embarrass me just so he could have a good laugh!  I can still remember my cheeks flushing bright red and wondering, “Why me?” and “Where can I hide?” lol.   Gotta love dads!

For this card, I started off with my oh-so-favorite orange and was trying to make a 1st place ribbon.   Sadly, I have not yet acquired a scallop circle die cut larger than 2 inches so I couldn’t get that effect!  I had to settle on the circles and added the extra colors for a little pop!  This is not one of my favorite cards but it was worth a post because, well, it’s orange!

  • Recipe: Craftstock from Recollections, Cuttlebug Olivia Alphabet die cut, Stampin’ up Circle #2 Original Dies.

Happy Birthday Soobi!

May your birthday be filled with lots of treats! *munch munch*

There is just something about personalizing a gift (name, initials, a quote) that is so wonderful! This craft was so fun to make and I’ve been looking forward to it!  I scored my blue cardstock and texturized it with polk-a-dots.  Next, I stapled the cellophane bag to the back of the cardstock and used flower punches to cover up the staples poking out the back.  I cranked out my alphabets using my cuttlebug die cuts and stamped on a birthday sentiment!  My only worry is that the goodies will get crushed in the mail! *keeping fingers crossed*

My little Scottie showed signs of birthday-envy and wanted to take a bite out of the gift! 🙂 She’s just going to have to wait for her birthday!

  • Recipe: All craftstock from Recollections, Cellophane bag from Michaels,  Cuttlebug Olivia Alphabet die cut,  Happy Birthday stamp from The Paper Company, Brillant Blue from Classic Stampin’ Up ink spots.

Wedding Invitation

So remember the post where I was completely thrilled about the wedding invites?  Well, TA-DA!!!

Pocket Fold Invitation: (The t&c represent initials of the bride&groom but today it will be tickle crafts tying the knot!)

Main Invitation Card:

Tiered cards tucked in a pocket:

Overall: (Intentionally left blank because I wanted to show just the template!)

Here are some additional flower designs that can be added to the main invitation.  So many choices, lots of fun! I hope you loooooooooooooooove these as much I do! 🙂

Happy Mother’s Day!

I made a little something with love for Mother’s Day.

I found these wonderful picture frames in an assortment of colors! I thought red would go perfectly with the theme of love for Mother’s day.  Using my oh-so-awesome cuttlebug alphabet, I cranked out “Mom” in blue craftstock to match the words in the love scrapbooking paper.  A sweet and simple craft in celebration of a beautiful holiday 🙂

I love my abc’s!

What a steal deal!!!

I cannot believe I was able to get these alphabet die cuts for the lovely price of $15 each! Normally, it retails for $80 each and I was willing to pay the sticker price of $39.  You can imagine my delight when I finally made it to the register!!!  Cuttlebug has a variety of alphabet sets if you are interested in checking them out!

I’m really becoming a fan of cuttlebug products because they are simple n’ easy to use and do not require a lot of storage space.  I’m soooooo excited to use these on my next little craft project!  Here is what the alphabets will look like once I crank it through my bigshot:

I am loving my abc’s!