3.02.2015

Quacktastic notebook!

Earlier this year, I spent time with my extended family at a funeral. 
To entertain the younger ones, I pulled out a decorated notebook from my purse for them to write in.
It was a hand made one from a friend.
But...after seeing how cute a notebook could be,
my neices needed one for themselves!
So, I have been making them per their request.  
I was told that the youngest who just turned two would love a duck and the colors purple and grey.
That is some sophisticated 2 year old! haha



I was so glad to see that Pretty Cute Stamps came out with a duck image during the most recent release.  Perfect timing for me!




Here I used Easter Cuties
which is on sale through March 5th along with the other newly released sets.
Bundle them up and take them home in your crafty Easter basket today.
(The last notebook I need to make is for a 3 year old
who likes fans, washing machines, and vaccums!
Wish me lots of luck!!)


I used bling from The Eyelet Outlet.
And...Pop Up Relief Glue Dots ® give paper layers a bit of "umphf!"  and make them stand out to be seen and admired.  I love using 1" Glue Lines ® when I am cover notebooks. This adhesive is strong and easy to work with!

Thanks so much for waddling over  to my blog today.
Hop on over to the Pretty Cute Stamps blog for more inspiration.
Then, leap frog over to the Glue Dots ® blog...and you'll have many more projects you want to try!

2.28.2015

Favorite Holiday...

My neice's favorite holiday is St. Patty's day.  And now,
b/c we have such a special relationship...I'm starting to get excited about this March holiday too!
I also have a fairy, named Melody who lives in my house...and sends my neice treats and notes.  (She sends to  Melody too.)  So, I was so surprised when one day, a small, blank, 4 inch square canvas showed up on the popcicle stick easel she made for Melody.


It's not blank any more!
The fairy glued a piece of paper from DCWV Vintage Essentials onto the canvas.
The edges were distressed with brown inks.


Then, felt from Michaels was cut into 4 hearts using Spellbinders Heart Nestabilities.
After stitching the four leaves together, that crafty fairy used Craft Glue Dots ® to secure the clover to the panel.  A bow was made using 3 Girl JAM Peach ribbon along with silver cord.  More Glue Dots were used to hold all these layers together!  Advanced Strength Glue Dots ® were used for that rhinestone button after the shank was cut off...just in case any little siblings got a hold of this art piece.


Other straight pin embellishments were added.
Green Memory Keepers Washi Tape adds more lucky green to the sides of the canvas.
Bling Strips from the Eyelet Outlet, as well as Bling sheets and sequins add a flash of light and interest.  The sentiment can be found at Starving Artistamps.  

I don't know about you...
but I know I"m pretty lucky to have one sweet neice...and a live in fairy in my craft room!
What fun things do you do to create bonds with loved ones far away?

3 Girl JAM's March Challenge is:

So, create and link up! We want to see it!!




2.27.2015

Lucky!

This is a flap card...


Super fun and interactive...cute and easy.

But how do you keep that flap to stay down?
Repositional Glue Dot ®!!

Nice and flat...secures your flap...but easy to open and shut your card!

Are you ready for St. Patty's Day?

Stamps from Starving Artistamps
Paper from DCWV

2.24.2015

Warmth of Friendship

The winter weather is definitely upon us.  
So, why not warm up someone's day with a special card
 to let them know how much you care about them!  


Warm colors will brighten their day,
as well as a cheery sentiment!
I used Navy Jute String to "tie" up these mitten brads.
You will be amazed by the many, many delightful brad shapes you can find
Don't you just love the texture of the ends?
After making a knot and securing it with a Mini Glue Dot ®,
 I unraveled the string to make the fringe.
Gorgeous!!


Make a cup of cocoa, with lots of whipped cream..
and then pull up a chair and fill up your shopping cart with fun embellishements 
from 3 Girl JAM.  Ribbons, cord, string, lace, buttons, oh my!
 Your friends will thank you!!

Thanks for stopping by today to view the company blog.
Feel free to browse the company blog for more ideas using 
products from 3 Girl JAM.

2.19.2015

Teddy Bear Parade...

This week, The Eyelet Outlet is showcasing some new products which were rolled out during 
CHA.  Today, I'd like to show you a couple of swell cards in a teddy bear theme!




Supplies:




Supplies:

For more inspiration,
waddle over to the Eyelet Outlet Company Blog!!

2.18.2015

Hopping the Bunny Trail with Pretty Cute Stamps


Hippity Hoppity! Welcome to Pretty Cute Stamps' February Blog hop!  


You should have followed the new PCS release trail here from Raven's blog.
All stamps are now available at the Pretty Cute Stamps store.
If now, start at the beginning, with Lisa and the Pretty Cute Stamps' Blog.
If you have been following us this week, you will have gathered up three new svg cutting files 
along the sneak peek and blog hop path!
And today's...is soooo adorable!


Free only today!!

I am showcasing Easter Cuties today on this Hippity Hop Trail.
These Cuties will add a smilie to anyone's day!


Who says every image needs to be colored in?
Here, I left the Easter Bastket blank so that Mr. Bunny just pops!



Washi tape makes a great card with just a few strips.
I used Mini Glue Dots ® to add the sequins in both of these cards.


Quack!
And..who says you gotta color in your image super completely?
This mottled effect gives a different look to the Duck Cutie.
Bling Strips can be found at the Eyelet Outlet.


Here's a reveal of the entire set:

The Small Print...
PCS is offereing a $15 Gift Certificate to the store. 

In order to qualify,
do the hop...
tell each designer what you think about their creations with a comment...
LIKE each blog on the Hippity Hop Trail...
That's it.  

BUT...If you want a few more chances to win the prize,
The winner will be chosen at random on Friday, Feb 20th, 2015.
All new releases will be on sale through 2/24/2015.
And..why not save even more...but buying the February 2015 Stamp Bundle.
The great thing is that so many of the new sets go together with each other...
AND...
Lisa just gave us a few cutting files of images that will go along with the fun new sentiments!
It's a win/win/win situation!

So...
start skipping your way over to Janna's blog 
for another amazing showcase of a new set that is being released TODAY!!