Monday, February 29, 2016

HUGE Craft Supply Giveaway!

I am so grateful to you my subscribers for tuning in and watching my videos.  To show my appreciation, I am hosting a giveaway of 3 Craft Supply Bundles!!  Yes, 3!  I really can't express how touched and thrilled I am that over 1000 people have subscribed to my channel and continue to watch and share my videos.  You guys are the best.  I purchased all of the supplies listed below and this giveaway is not being sponsored by anyone.  This truly is from me to you as a way of saying "Thank You".  Check out the video where I show you each product individually so you can get a close look at all of them.  Good luck to all who enter! So, without further delay, let's get on with it! LOL

1.) You must be a subscriber of my YouTube Channel (this will be verified so your subscriptions will need to be set to public. If I can't verify that you are a subscriber then you will be disqualified).

2.) You must leave a comment on this blog post stating which bundle you'd like to win.

3.) The other entries are optional and are listed in the Rafflecopter link below.  I think the Facebook Share may be a little confusing so you don't have to post the URL in that entry just put your Facebook name in that entry. I will verify the share.

4.) The giveaway is open internationally because I love my international subscribers too!

5.) Winners will be notified by email and will be announced on my YouTube channel by video on March 8, 2016.

6.)  You will have one week to claim your prize or a new winner will be chosen.

Craft Bundles included in this Giveaway 

Bundle 1

32 Sheets of 12 X 12 BoBunny Decorative Paper
2 Sheets of Chipboard Decorative Elements by BoBunny
3 Half Sheets of Seasonal Stickers by BoBunny
1 12 X 12 Sheet of Seasonal Stickers by BoBunny
3 Packs Photopolymer Stamps by Kaiser Crafts
1 Edge Punch by Tonic Studios

Bundle 2

1 Pack Chunky Chips Chipboard Alphabet Stickers by BoBunny
1 Pack Party Stickers by BoBunny
1 6 X 6 Pad of BoBunny Decorative Paper
1 Edge Punch by Tonic Studios
2 Sets of Photopolymer Stamps by Kaiser Crafts

Bundle 3

1 6 X 6 Pack of "Leather Paper" by Sizzix
1 Edge Punchy by Kaiser Crafts
3 Pack of Stickles Glitter Glue
1 Pack of Seasonal Stickers by BoBunny
2 Sets of Photopolymer Stamps by Kaiser Crafts

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Thanksgiving Invites with Cricut

My Dad's family and extended family get together every year for Thanksgiving but in the last few years it seems to be hit or miss.  Since I've moved into the old family home, I don't think everyone, especially those from out of town, realized that I was continuing the family tradition.  So this year I decided to do things a little differently.  We usually call or email everyone to remind them of the get together and to let them know what dish we'd like for them to bring for lunch.  But this year I thought it would be fun and interesting to send and invite with an RSVP and let everyone choose their own dish to bring, let it be a true pot luck lunch.  And with plenty of time, as I sent these out at the first of October, I could plan to fill in any gaps in the menu that may occur.  The response I've received so far from family far and wide is that they loved getting the handmade invitation and RSVP card.  It seems that it made everyone feel quite special, not only for being personally invited but also because of the hand crafted nature of the card.  You might want to consider something of this nature for your next big family get together.  This simple invitation has already made this a Thanksgiving no one will ever forget.

I made the cards in assembly line fashion.  Instead of making one complete card at a time, I repeated the same step on each card before moving on to the next step.  For instance, I adhered the inside mat to each card then moved on to the next component for the inside of the card.  It seems to me that repeating the same action over and over went more quickly than trying to make one cart at a time.  I've attached the instructional video to this post so you can get a visual of assembling the cards.

I also hand made all of the envelopes from patterned scrapbook paper with the pattern on the inside of the envelope.  It is the little touches like that that take the project to another level.  It is so impressive looking with you open an envelope and there is this beautiful pattern to greet you!

Video Tutorial for this Card.

Products Used for this Card

From WalMart:

6X6 Colorbok Paper Pack - Darling Jewel
12 X 12 Colorbok Paper Pack - French Prep
12 X 12 Colorbok Paper Pack - Boardwalk
8 1/2 X 11 Colorbok Cardstock - Craft

From Amazon:

Memento Dew Drop Ink Pads - Rich Cocoa and Lady Bug


GodBlessYourArt Etsy Shop - Label Maker Alphabet

Cricut Cartridges/Images:

Thanksgiving: PlseJnUs
Thanksgiving: CardLyr

From the Dollar Tree:

Metallic Colored Sequins

Monday, November 2, 2015

Cheerful Get Well Card

I don't know about you, but I just think get well cards should be bright and cheerful.  A sweet lady from my church had a little spill at home recently and I wanted to send her a card that would make her smile and brighten her day and while the cards in the stores are lovely, they all seemed a bit somber.  So I chose a pack of paper with happy colors and card stock that matched.  I then finished off the card with a lovely scripture - Jeremiah 17:14.  It turned out so good and I really hope it made her smile through the pain she was suffering with.  Video Tutorial for this project.



Materials Used

From Walmart

6 X 6 Paper Pack - Hootenanny

From Hobby Lobby

Cricut Cartridges

Simply Sweet - Get Well Soon (Basic Tab)
New Testament - Camel (Cross/Heart)

Thursday, October 29, 2015

"Handmade By" Custom Product/Gift Tags

God bless my darling husband!!  He sees all of the things that I make as works of art and was very bothered by the fact that I didn't sign or label my hand made goods in some way that let people know I made them.  Due to his encouragement I decided to purchase a "Handmade By" stamp.  Off to Etsy I went to find the perfect stamp that would suit my taste and personality.  I was so pleased to find one that featured a butterfly.  The butterfly has long been a symbol I relate to.  It represents to me the struggles we go through before we emerge in beauty and take flight.  I had been using my stamp on the back of cards and other paper crafting projects and then it occurred to me that I could make tags to put on items I've crafted that couldn't be stamped, like knitted objects.  The idea of tags utilizing pretty scrapbook paper came to me so off to the computer and Cricut I went!  After a long search, I settled on a fairly simple tag design with just a little flourish to it.  These tags can be customized in so many ways to adorn any hand made object.  I hope you enjoy the tutorial.

Video Tutorial for this project.

Products Used for this Project:

From WalMart:

Colorbok 8 1/2 X 11 Card Stock - Craft
Colorbok 6X6 Paper Pack - Hootenanny
Colorbok 6X6 Paper Pack - Darling Jewel

Cricut Cartridges/Images Used:

Lovely Floral: Tag1-s
Lovely Floral: Frame4-s

From Etsy:

From Amazon:

Monday, August 24, 2015

Pretty in Pink Pennant Birthday Banner

I just don't think a little girl's first birthday party would be complete without a personalized pink pennant banner, don't you? Well, at least my granddaughters wouldn't have been! hehehe  This crafty grandmother just couldn't resist the urge to create a very beautiful and one of a kind 1st birthday banner for her beloved little beauty.  Believe me when I tell you, it was a labor of love.  This project is not one for the faint of heart or impatient.  It's not difficult, just a little time consuming, mostly when it comes to accordian folding a bazillion rosettes, but anyway.  The end result is most definitely worth it.  When the party is all over with, her Mom can take the name portion of  the banner and hang it in her room and since I used the same colors on the banner that her room is decorated with, it will flow beautifully!  Hope you enjoy this little project.  Video tutorial for this project.

Products Used:

From Walmart

12 X 12 Paper Pack - Melon Ball
White copy paper

From Hobby Lobby

Cricut Cartridges

Rock Princess - Font (All the Letters)
Pretty Pennants - BnrSclp3 (Pennants)
Ribbons & Rosettes - Circles (the rosettes)
Cricut Font & Basic Shapes - "." at 1 1/2 inches (for the middle of the rosette)