Thursday, July 24, 2014


 No you're not seeing things.  It is the the middle of summer but we're ready to get you into the Christmas spirit.  I mean there really isn't too soon of a time to be ready for the BIG day right!
The inspiration crew is back for another holiday hop!
Come hop along with us for awesome holiday inspiration and prizes scattered along the way.
Darnell Knauss

 Here's what I have for you all.
Every holiday season I bake a little love (sometimes a lot of love) to share with friends and families.  To tell you the truth I'm not a regular everyday baker but there's something about the winter season that makes me want to warm up my oven and whip out the flour.  I think the main drive to this sudden surge is that I want to wrap all the yummy goodies up in pretty paper.

Everyone loves home baked goodies but put them in custom homemade containers and they're out of this world.  So today I'm sharing simple, cheap and adorable ways to wrap up your holiday bake goods.

This one is for your individual treats.
The bad is a regular ziplock bag with the corners taped in.  The cinnabun roll sits on a piece of freezer paper folded up nicely.  Add pretty paper to the top, wrap around string and stamp out and cut a circle tag.  You're done!

These are for your super small goodies.
You can get these small circle containers in bulk for cheap at your local hobby store.  They usually come with a clear cover but I just popped that out and added a stamped circle pattern paper and tied around some string.

Your really big ones.
For all your big treats or to bag up a bunch of yummy goodies, you can use my favorite.  A brown paper lunch bag.  I love these brown paper bags.  They are so cheap, comes in bulk and easily customizable.  Here I just folded the top over and added a cool tag and string.

The sack.
 Now here's how to give a treat.  This is a plain mini canvas drawstring bag.  Like the circle box you can find these at your local craft store.  To jazz it up all you have to do is insert  piece of paper in the bag and stamp.  I also stamped little peppermint circles and glued them to the pulls.  Oh and don't forget the tag.

Usually if I'm feeling ambitious I would make something for all these containers and group them together in a nice little basket.  Just imagine how pretty these would look all together in a cozy basket.  Adorable!  What is even better is that I just used half of two sheets of pattern paper, one type of string and one stamp set to make them all.  Cheap and easy and filled with love!
 I'm telling you now.  Pin this post now to use in December.
 Now go get inspired and hopping.  Your next stop is the sweet Jen Cuthbertson.

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Pretty Paper Clips

Just POPing in to let you all know of this super practical, simple and cute project on the I have on the May Arts Ribbon blog today.
Hay if you have to use paper clips why not make them pretty right!
Find all the info and examples on how I used them HERE.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Practicing my coloring and TGF

I have got the copics itch again and had the urge to do some coloring.
I'm a little rusty with my alcohol pens so please excuse my lack of Copic awesomeness.  Also a little "unknown to all" fact.  You can't get Copics shipped to Oahu...WHAT!?!  Yes it's true, don't ask me why because I have no idea and it irritates me to the max.  So in short, get new Copics is a hassle or cost a whole lota mullah so I just work with what I got.  In other words I'm in need of face you can tell.
 Sorry about the Copic rant and on to the card.  I use this cute The Greeting Farm stamp to practice my coloring and a little paper piecing.  Also plying with their plaid challenge theme this week.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

May Arts. Simple Stories and Xyron hop

 It's one full week of awesome inspiration from three amazing companies.
The Design Teams from May Arts Ribbon, Simple Stories and Xyron are getting crafty with a whole lot of goodies and prizes to be won.  Need more information on the hop?  Then head on over to the May Arts Ribbon blog HERE.

For me I got a whole lot of sunshine and bliss packed into one sunny layout.
I used simple stories "Good Day Sunshine" Collection kit to make a pocket style scrapbook page.  No I don't actually have the pocket inserts but these fit perfect on a 12x12 page.
 I added simple touches with my May Arts Ribbon.  Stitching a sun with the Bakers Twine in yellow and trimming off pages in their 1/4" Chevron in Turquoise and Celery and also the 3/4" Chevron in yellow.  Behind the stickers is the ever popular Burlap String.
 Everything is held together with my favorite Xyron adhesives.  The super awesome (and pretty in pink too) Teresa Collins Mega Runner and their Double-Sided High Tack Tape.
Don't forget to check out my awesome Ribbonista sistas sharing their projects today too.   Latrice Murphy and Rhea Weigand.
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Thursday, July 10, 2014

You are the best fusion card

 It's a flower and lines fusion card!
 I got all inspired by this super cool Fusion Card Challenge mash up.
 The pretty red and orange flowers, the two tone blue lines and that lovely V cut on the sketch.  I think that all adds up to one make one cool theme.
Alright.  I'm off to camping this weekend so you all have an awesome weekend!
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