Saturday, December 27, 2014

Midnight Kisses

Greetings all, hoping everyone had a very Merry Christmas filled with family, friends, good food and all the trimmings. I was so thrilled to find out that I was one of the lucky ladies chosen to be a guest designer for the day on the Jaded Blossom blog.  A big THANK you to Michelle and Candace for the opportunity.

Since my day is after Christmas I chose to make my projects for New Years. I can't believe that we are going into 2015!!!!! So much has happened this year, time has just slipped away and the new year is upon us! I work at the hospital and will be working all the holidays including New Years Eve. So I decided to make a few fun treats for everyone at work.

I started by making these Midnight Kisses. I went to the dollar store and bought some Champagne glasses and filled them with silver and purple paper shred. Using part of the November release,  I then embossed a bunch of kisses with the Happy New Year, Happy Hour Candies and the Valentine Candies stamp sets.

Then using my Cameo I cut out the shadow layer for the couple on The Perfect Match stamp set. Next I attached them to a pick and placed them in the glass with the kisses. The sentiment is from the Happy New Year set and it's a perfect match for my couple.

Then for some fun, I used the gusset bags and filled them with beads, some more kisses and a noise maker. For the topper I used the Scallop Slider and Topper Die and made my pattern paper by embossing the Holiday Treat Tags.

Next I cut out the shadow layer for the mask from the Happy New Year set, colored it, gave them a Wink of Stella, some Stickles and popped it on top.

I used the Happy New Year stamp set for the sentiment on the insert for the bag.

There are endless ideas using Jaded Blossom products, I love being able to see everyone's crafty take on all the products and of course I love getting my happy mail!!!!!

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and cheers to finding lots of time to craft in the upcoming year!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Santa's Kitties

At Christmas time I like to make little favor boxes to give as gifts to my coworkers. I have a few friends that LOVE their cats, so I thought it would be cute to make a cat shaped box for a few of them.

Using the Cat Bag file from Studio Ilustrado and my Cameo I cut out the cat in different colors. Then using Silhouette Double- sided sheets adhered to cardstock I cut out all the pieces that would be furry. Peeling off the backing and adding  some Martha Stewart Flocking powder in Swan and Pewter to make the soft fur.

Since my cats are suppose to be Christmas Kitties, they needed some Christmas bling. I cut out some of the Christmas Photo Props from Silhouette.

For the first kitty  I cut out the Santa hat, added some Wink of Stella to the brim, a pompom and embossed the hat with the corner of the Peachy Keen Cat Background stamp in white. What kitty doesn't have a bell, so I threaded a tiny jingle bell onto some twine and tied it around my kitty.

For the second one I choose the Elf Hat, I inked around the edges and added some Wink of Stella to the bell then cut out the scarf. I tucked a mouse into his hat that I stamped and fussy cut out from the same Peachy Keen Cat Background stamp.

I wanted to add some tissue paper inside of my cat boxes so I stamped the Cat Background stamp onto some white tissue paper and made my own designer tissue. Love, love how it turned out!

I think they will love getting these Christmas Kitties and I had so much fun making them.

I will be entering this into the Silhouette Challenge #20 Anything Goes over at Silhouette Challenges.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

All Day Baking For You!! Not!!

Today I combined three of my favorite companies Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons, Jaded Blossom and Peachy Keen to make my entry in the Christmas Challenge over at Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons.

I started by cutting out the Oval Window Treat Bag in some festive cardstock. It is easy to assemble and can be used for any number of different projects. I added some Chips Ahoy Holiday edition cookies to mine.

Next I cut one of the Elves from the Silly Little Elf Girl file from PPPR. I omitted a few cuts so I could stamp her face with the Peachy Keen In The Garden Face assortment and to replace the stars on her skirt with some star rhinestones.

I embossed the candy cane in red from the Jaded Blossom Freshly Baked for her ornament.

The sentiment is from the Jaded Blossom's Baked with Love stamp set and is embossed on the baking tray from the Jaded Blossom Baking Dies.

I love how this turned out! There are so many possibilities that I could spend everyday for the next 10 years and still never get all the projects I would like to do... but I can try :)

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Hand Sanitizer Holder

The tree is up and twinkling away, stockings are hung and the smell of cinnamon is in the air ... I love this time of the year! So many things to do but I managed to find some time to squeeze in some crafting.

I bought a bunch of the Bath and Body Works Sanitizing Hand Gel ... loving all the yummy smells. Using my Silhouette and  Lori Whitlock's Hand Sanitizer Holder file 69516 I cut out this super cute gift.

The paper is from Recollections and the ribbon is American Craft

Next I cut out the Miss Kate Cuttables Snow Globe for the front. I added some Wink of Stella Clear, Gelly Roll White and a tiny bit of Christmas Red Stickles for Rudolph's nose.

The sentiment is from Jaded Blossom's Merry and Bright stamp set.

Thanks for stopping and I hope everyone has found some time to craft today :)

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Staff Christmas Party

The other night we had our staff Christmas party and needless to say I had a ton of fun. We all had to bring a small homemade gift, so this is what I whipped up for the party.

I started by making some candy treats... I work at the hospital and had this super cute stamp by CC Designs called Nurse Lucy and knew I wanted to use it.

I started by stamping Lucy out and coloring her with my Copics. It's hard to tell in the picture but I used my Wink of Stella pen on the needle and the pill and then fussy cut her out.

The sentiment is from the Jaded Blossom V is for Villain stamp set and I used their 3x4 clear bags for my candy.

I made the topper from the Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons A2 Card Bases and just sized it to fit the 3x4 bags.

The paper is from the newest Recollections Christmas paper pack and inked in Fired Brick and Pine Needles from Tim Holtz.

I used the Merry and Bright as well as the Christmas Candies set for my kisses and filled the bags.

For the second one, I used a print and cut tag that I made last year using the Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons Santa's Helpers file and the sentiment is from the Jaded Blossom Merry and Bright set.

Last year I bought a bunch of the glass ornaments form Michaels, so I used Mop and Glo and some Glitter Ritz micro fine glitter in Royal Blue to make this snowflake ornament.

The snowflake is cut out of Silhouette Double-sided adhesive sheets and after applying it to the ornament I used Glitter Ritz Warm Highlight glitter. It is from the Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons Winter Wonderland file.

I put them into a small plastic bucket I found at the Dollar store and there you have it, a small handmade treat!

We all had a great time at the party and I loved seeing everyone's crafty side at work.

Hope everyone enjoys the upcoming holidays and stays safe.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Fall Straws

Well I'm finally done rearranging my craft area, took awhile but was totally worth it. I'm very pleased with the way it looks now. Today I wanted to share the cute straws I made for the Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons Fall Challenge. I adore Lisa's cutting files, they are so fun to create with.

Last week I was in Target and found these Fall paper straws in the clearance and of course I brought them home and hung them on the peg board of crafty finds :) 

I used two of the Friday Freebies to make my straws... ( LOVE the Friday Freebies!! ) I cut all three leaves from the Leafy Faces file and made a shadow layer for each. Then using Tim Holtz Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick and Peeled Paint inked all the edges of the leaves.

Finally I added faces from Peachy Keen's In The Garden and Cornies Faces Assortments.

Then I needed something to hold all my cute Fall straws. I cut out the Pilgrim Hat Treat Bag omitting the handle...perfect for my straws.

Happy Thanksgiving to our neighbors in the USA in the coming days. Hope everyone if having a great afternoon and has found some time to craft. Make sure to link your project to the Fall themed challenge at PPPR.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Little Monsters

From a month with no posts to 2 posts in one day.. lol but I just wanted to share the cute little tags I made for a special fun treat.

Almost a year ago a good friend gave birth to the most handsome twin boys. Well this year was their first Halloween, so I had to get them something. They got dressed up as these cute little blue monsters so I decided to make tags to match their little outfits.

I used the Cute Monster file from Michelle Rene and I just deleted some of the unwanted parts. I used Martha Stewart Flocking Powder in Fennel and gave them fury tummies. I added some googly eyes and some popdots to the mouth.

Originally my friend wanted to get photos of the boys in pumpkins but unfortunately it didn't happen. So I decided to put them in pumpkins for my tags using the Pumpkin Owl file form PPBN Designs. Made my pumpkins/monsters a shadow layer and added some ribbon.

On the back I cut out Spellbinders Pumpkin Circles for my sentiment spot. Then combining the Jaded Blossom Monster Mash stamp set and the Peachy Keen Frankly set to make my sentiment.

Here is a link to the original pictures before I spookified them!!

Boxes of Halloween Fun!!!!

Hello all! Hope everyone is having a beautiful fall day like it is here on Vancouver Island. The sun is shining, there's a slight cool breeze and the frogs and birds are alive with sound. What a great day to sit outside and write this post.

I know that Halloween has come and gone but I thought that I would share with you some the fun treats that I worked on. I started by cutting out 3 gable boxes from Nilmara Quintela's Cute Witch Box file from the Silhouette Online Store. To get the size I wanted I had to use my 12x24 mat, so the paper choices were limited to what I had on hand in that size.

For the first box I cut out some 1 3/4" pieces of black cardstock and punched them with a Martha Stewart bat fence punch to match the Creepy Gate file from Sarah Bailey. I decided to add some bats to the top from the Halloween Boarders 67467 by Studio Ilustrado.

For the front of the box I found this Vampire by Miss Kate Cuttables, stamped a face from the Peachy Keen Monster Mash set then gave him some brad buttons. I love how he turned out.

For the back and sentiment on this box I chose Halloween Frame 66614 also by Studio Ilustrado. The sentiment is from Pink Hippo Mummy Love. I just love how this turned out and how great it cut out on the Silhouette.

The second box I cut out the Witch Trio from Megan Hardy Designs and added a few rhinestones. I used some Liquid Pearl in two shades of green and purple for the witch's brew inside of the cauldron.

Every witch needs a cat so I used the cats from the Halloween Boarders 67467 set to go on the sides of the box.  The Trick or Treat Title is from Jamie Koay.

For the final box I used the Zombie Girl from Erin Doran. I love how she cut out so perfect!! I added some Zombie Hands by Rivka Wilkins and inked them with some Vintage Photo.

I used Halloween Borders 66254 for the Tombstone and hand border for the sides and for the back I used Halloween Frame 66616. I used two stamps from the Pink Hippo Zombie set to make the sentiment.

I filled each with some candy and fun Halloween treats, minus the ones that I tested for quality control :)

Hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween and took lots of great pictures.

Here is a link to the original pictures before I spookified them!!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Let's Wine About It!!

Hi everyone! Well after working 2 jobs for the summer it's finally time to get back to crafting. So what better way to start than by making a birthday card.

A friend of mine recently celebrated her birthday and I had made a visit to my favorite Scrapbooking stores Crafty Capers in Nanaimo a few weeks earlier. I bought this Art Impressions stamp and a few other things that I really needed... lol.

I started by stamping her with some Memento Tuxedo Black ink and cutting out the image with my Spellbinders label 9 die. Then colored her in with various Copics and added some Glossy Accents to the glass.

I made the background from one of the stamps in the Jaded Blossom Happy Hour Candies stamp set, then added some ribbon and a few popdots to my lady. 

The inside sentiment comes from  the Jaded Blossom's Olive You stamp set.

Love how two of my favorite companies came together to make this card. Make sure to check out both of their websites and blogs.

Crafty Capers Blog
Crafty Capers Website

Jaded Blossom Blog
Jaded Blossom Store

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Easter Basket Update

I managed to get a picture of the fence basket treat that I made the other day, just some of the goods were already gobbled up.

I used the 3D Fence Basket file (#40671) from the Silhouette online store and then added the bunny from the Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons Hoppy Easter cut file.

I filled the basket with a assortment of goodies, I thought the carrot bubbles were cute. I also added some pb cups decorated with the Jaded Blossom Easter Candy set.

I love all of these companies and their creations that allow my imagination to flow... that is when I have some time for crafting.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Happy Easter!

Hope everyone's Easter was filled with family, friends, new memories and of course chocolate :) As a child I remember waking up on Easter morning and following the bunny prints around the house searching for clues to the next hidden treasure that the Easter bunny had brought.  It was so much fun! I still like to hide treats around the house.

So today I wanted to share with you a few treats that I made for Easter.

The first picture are some pb cups using one of my favorite kind of stamps from Jaded Blossom, Candy Stamps!

These are from the Easter candies set and colored with Copics. I added these to another treat that I made but didn't get a picture of. Oops!

I was at Michaels the other day and they had a really, really, really good sale on paper crafting items, so I just had a get myself the Fiskars  Corrigated Paper Crimper heeheee :)

So these are the first sour cream treat containers that I've made with my new crimper. I filled them with Jolly Rancher Jellybeans and Easter M&M's.

I am pleased with the way they turned out and boy are they fast to make :)

Then I made some Peeps on a stick, found this idea somewhere on Pinterest. I used short bamboo skewers and added 3 Peeps, placed them in a bag and tied a tag on with ribbon.

The sentiment on my tag says " For A Special PEEP" I got this stamp in the $1.50 bin at Michaels and stamped it in Brilliance Lime ink to give it that sparkle like the sugar on the peeps.

I stuck them into a 3D Fence Basket #40671 that I got in the Silhouette Online store and then added the bunny painting eggs from the Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons Hoppy Easter Cutting file.

Have a great day and don't eat too much chocolate!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Baby Shower Favors

Warning: This post is picture heavy but really adorable.

So today I'm going to share the favors that my friend's sister Katherine and I made for the baby shower.

Katherine made these adorable diaper favors and filled them with yummy candies.

I went to Michaels and purchased some baby bottles and ribbon. I picked up a bunch of Hershey Kisses and used several Jaded Blossom Candy Stamps, as well as a Hero Arts stamp for the bottom of each kiss. I then added some gift basket shred in blue and popped in the kisses.

I made the tag with the print and cut feature on my Cameo.

For the first kiss I used Brilliance Coffee Bean Ink and the little hedgehog on the Hero Arts Precious Baby Boy stamp set.

All the rest of the kisses I used Jaded Blossom Candy stamps.

For this one I used the Mustache Candies set, also stamped in Coffee Bean.

Here I used the Valentine Candies set with Brilliance Pearlescent Thyme ink.

The next set I used was the Baby Candies stamped in Brilliance Pearlescent Thyme and Sky Blue.

 The last set I used and this is my favorite of all the kisses I made is from the Kawaii Candies set stamped in Coffee Bean.

LOL... I love this little poop :)

As with any shower we played a bunch of fun games but the game I loved the most was this:

I used Google to find some games and saw this one and I just had to include it in all the fun! I made the sign and the poop ballot using my computer and printer and then stamped the little poop all over!

Then came the fun part making the poop combos and letting everyone try to guess which chocolate bars I used to make them. LOL this was so funny I couldn't stop laughing, this is a must play game for a shower.

 One of the other games we played was What's in your purse? I used the Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons Safari Love Cutting files and printed out a header for this game.

What a great time everyone had at the shower. It took a while to make everything but I had so much fun creating everything and using all the different files and stamps and of course did I mention that I LOVE my Cameo :)