Friday, July 18, 2014

Vacation Time!

Hey there friends, 
I RARELY take time off the blog but I am headed to photograph a wedding
then off to vacation with no internet or cell phones even...
I will be gone until the 26th but will have a fun Xyron post up the 25th. 
See you all when I return!
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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Surf Rider Window Decor

Here's a fun summery window hanging,
Connie Crystal Suncatchers. 
Trim out patterned paper to coordinate with acrylic circle, 
Adhere to circle.

 Punch top and bottom holes. 
 Thread Sun Catcher using clear line- then cover with bow using 
ribbon from your stash.
 Thread ribbon through top and hang. 
 The colors are perfect for summer!
LOVE this kit!
http://www.clearscraps.com/product_p/july2014main.htm
Love the whole idea of the summery projects...so fun. 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

3 Card Of Encouragement

Good morning friends, 
I have a few projects to share and a warning, I will be leaving Friday and won't
be back until next Saturday with  no internet or phone, so my blog will be ON VACATION! :O 
I hope you will come back when I do :) 

My first card is the lighthouse image from Enjoy the Journey with 
the Let Your Light Shine sentiment, I cannot wait to share this card with a friend.
I used Xyron Double Sided tape for the glitter strip. 


My next card I used the cute tennis shoes and stamped them onto cork
paper and added twine- perfect for an encouragement note. 


And this last card I used the Enjoy The Journey set but I also added
The sweet turtles from the Takin' It Slow mini set.
Aren;t these amazing stamps?? I love them! :) 

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Xyron, Simple Stories And May Arts FUN!


I usually have a tutorial for my projects but this time I am going on vacation 
so I decided to make it short and sweet. 

For this project I used my Xyron 9" Creative station to adhere
the papers to the Tri-Fold Frame, Simple Stories Good Day Sunshine 
paper and embellishments. 
in place, and Xyron Adhesive Dots to pop up the stickers. 
 Then I tied it together using the 3/8" May Arts Satin Reversible Ribbons. 

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Wedding Favor Box Idea

Good morning and happy Friday friends,
You saw the box I created the other day but I wanted to share just one more
because they would make fantastic Wedding Favor Boxes.
Check out my step by step tutorial on CutCardStock
 Where I share step by step how I created this box-wouldn't it be
fabulous with the bubbles or almonds that weddings have?
Easy to make and totally affordable too!
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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Spellbinders Giveaway, FREE SVG and Tutorial Project!

Hey there and welcome to the monthly 
Samantha Walker Creative Team Blog Hop!

I have  fun project today this little cookie basket I am in love with. 
Samantha Created these cool baskets and they are perfect for the 
Summer Lovin' paper pack!

Using your Silhouette and the COVER Cardstock cut settings-cut file. 
 Assemble basket using brads, 
Assemble bow using glue dots. 
 Wrap basket with ribbon- adhere. 
Then adhere paper bow to front. 
 Using brads- add handle. 
Use Liquid Pearls to create fun dots around border- to offset strips. 
 Add one of the adorable journaling cards from the paper pack. 
 Fill with cookies and make a NEW best friend! :) 
 Now head out to the other blogs to see if you can win today!
The blog hop begins on Wednesday 07/09 at 12:01am MDT and you have to comment by Sunday, 07/13 at 11:59pm MDT in order to be eligible for the free SVG/Silhouette file 
as well as the prize...which is the 

The Blog Hop Winner will be announced on Monday, 07/14 on Samantha's Facebook Page.
http://designbydiana.blogspot.com
Be sure to enter to win! 


See you tomorrow! :) 
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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Keepin' Cool With Samantha Walker

 Hello friends, and HELLO Tuesday...
I have this fun card on the Samantha Walker blog with full
instructions even if you want to check it out today!
I can always find something creative to do with her Cut Files, Papers and
even stamps...such a great designer. 
Check out the tutorial and let me know if you try to make one!
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Monday, July 7, 2014

Birthday Girl Gift Set With Button Lovers

Hey friends, I am back and it is MONDAY! :) 
I have a project I created quite a while ago to share today- it
was for Button Lovers, you know I send some of my special projects
in once in a while to them. 
 I created this gift bag, card, tag, wand set for them using their beautiful buttons. 
 I made so many of these fan flowers I made my boys help me. 
 And I topped them off with the beautiful buttons. 
 Here is one side of the wand. 
 And the other, it was such a fun set to make!
Every piece was made with love. 
I used CutCardStock, 
Xyron Creative Station, 
Hot Glue, 
 White Gift Bag,
 Liquid Pearls,
 Ribbons Unlimited Ribbon.
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