If Your Ship Doesn't Come In, Sail Out To Meet It

Hello everyone. Today I'm sharing two different sea themed tags featuring Canvas Corp patterned paper, a Hampton Art 7 Gypsies stamp set, and some Tattered Angles mist. 

I started by cutting a tag out of some striped navy & ivory patterned paper. I misted and splattered the entire tag front with some Beetle Black Tattered Angles mist and set it aside to dry. After the mist had completely dried I randomly stamped some nautical text in black ink across the entire tag. I wanted add a little cluster of images onto the bottom right side of my tag so I stamped a sea shell, a starfish, and a seahorse onto so ivory cardstock and cut them out. To add a little dimension to my images I just added a little bit of adhesive to the back, over lapped them, and lifted the edges with my fingers. To finish I added the oval sentiment to the top and centered it and then added some jute cord. You can see a close up below. 

I created the second tag the same way I did the first tag I just used different patterned paper, a different sentiment, and I didn't add any stamping to this one.

I went with some navy blue and ivory anchor paper for this tag and I also used a larger sentiment from the Canvas Corp Nautical Sayings Paper Sheet. I really love how the pair of these turned out. I think its the navy, ivory, and black color combo that I love the most. 

It's the first anything goes challenge of 2015 over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog so I'm linking these two up over for this weeks challenge. You can check out all the challenge details HERE. Thanks for visiting. 
Tag 1  Supplies: Canvas Corp Cardstock- 80lb Ivory  / Canvas Corp Patterned Paper- Navy & Ivory Big Stripe & Nautical Sayings / Hampton Art Hampton Art 7 Gypsies Stamp Set- Under the Sea / Tattered Angles Glimmer Mist- Beetle Black / Cavnas Corp Jute Cord / CTMH Edge Distresser 

Tag 2 Supplies: Canvas Corp Cardstock- 80lb Ivory / Canvas Corp Patterned Paper- Navy and Ivory Anchor & Nautical Sayings / Tattered Angles Glimmer Mist- Beetle Black / Cavnas Corp Jute Cord / CTMH Edge Distresser 


4x4 Love Canvas

Hello everyone & Happy Valentine's Day! Canvas Corp is making the official Design Team announcement over at The Creative Studio today. I'm super excited to be apart of this wonderfully diverse and creative team. The Crew is made up of designers from all over the world who have come together to help inspire, educate and just have fun. To get to know each member and to help each member show off their personal creative style, we were asked to create a 4×4 stretched canvas. Since Valentines Day is today I went with a love themed canvas featuring Canvas Corp paper, a mini clothespin, a tag, and a love charm. I also added some white paint and some background stamping to the base of my canvas. You can check all the other Design Team member's canvas's HERE. Please take the time to vote for your favorite canvas! One lucky crew member will win some CCB Bucks, so they’d appreciate the love and support!

Other Supplies: Paper Wings Productions Text Cling Stamp Set / Viva Las Vegastamps Rubber Stamp- Lady's Face / CTMH Ink Pads- Black & Tulip / Ranger Claudine Hellmuth Studio Semi-Gloss Acrylic Paint- Blank Canvas / Red Felt Heart / Black String / CTMH Edge Distresser


Follow Your Heart

Hello everyone! Today I 'm sharing a card I created for the February link up party over at Paper Wings Productions and this weeks Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. This weeks Paper Wings Productions link party challenge is all about Red and the Monday Challenge over at Simon Say Stamp is all about Red & Pink. Fun right? I used the fabulous little Follow Your Heart Stamp Set from the PWP shop and went with a orange, red, pink, & white color combo for my card. Thanks for visiting! 

Supplies: Cardstock- Orange & White / Patterened Paper- Basic Grays Fresh Cuts Collection / Paper Wings Productions Stamp Set- Follow Your Heart / Versa Color Ink Pads- Red / White Button String / 3D Heart Stickers / Sulky Thread- Pink / Sewing Machine


Love & Hearts

Hello everyone! Today I have two different love themed cards to share. I created one card for this weeks Cas(e)This Sketch Challenge #109 and one card for this weeks Fusion Heartful Challenge. I'm also linking both cards up to this weeks Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: H is For...? Since Valentines Day is right around the corner I went with a heart theme. 

I created this card for Cas(e)This Sketch Challenge #109. I didn't stray to far away from the original sketch but I did add another little border to the left side. I really had fun playing along with this sketch and I'm loving how the black and orange color combo came together. You can check out this weeks sketch below.

Next up I have the card I created for this weeks Fusion Heartful Challenge. I had lots of fun with challenge as well. Check it out!

For this challenge I decided to pull some inspiration from the little heart photo instead of the sketch. I went with a black and gray color combo for this one and like the first card I just love how it all came together. This weeks Fusion challenge also goes along perfectly with this weeks Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: H is For...challenge. So I will be linking it up to that challenge as well. You can check out the inspiration/sketch photo below. 

I hope you enjoyed my two cards today. Thanks for visiting! 
Card 1 Supplies: Cardstock- White & Black / Patterned Paper- Glitz Designs 77 Collection / Heart Stamp- CTMH D1569 / Dotted Circle & Dot Border- Simon Says Stamp- Thinking Of You / CTMH Ink Pad- Black & White / Versa Color Ink Pad- Orange / Sentiment Stickers- Glitz Designs 77 Collection
Card 2 Supplies: Cardstock- White / /Patterned Paper- Glitz Designs Finnley Collection / Stamp Set- CTMH D1569 / CTMH Ink Pad- Black / 3D Heart Stickers


Countdown To Kisses

Hello everyone & Happy Thursday! Today I have a cute little Valentine's Day card to share featuring lots of products from Canvas Corp. I created this card for this weeks Crew Challenge over at The Creative Studio Blog. Canvas Corp is challenging you to create a “Valentine” card, photograph it, share it with us and then send it off to someone who isn’t expecting a card from you—an old friend, the clerk at the grocery store, your favorite barista, etc. We realize that Valentine’s Day may not be celebrated the same way across the world, but what better excuse to send well wishes to someone who is not expecting it and make their day. We would love to hear your story when you send in your project photo and we will be featuring a few of the stories in an upcoming February Post. You can check out this weeks crew challenge HERE and enter your card for a chance to win a $50.00 gift card to the Canvas Corp Brands online store.

I created this card for my sister who is about to have a baby any day now. I thought the countdown to kisses sentiment was perfect for her card. Countdown to baby = countdown to kisses. I hope you enjoyed my little card today. Thanks for visiting and don't forget to stop over to the Canvas Corp Blog and check out the rest of the DT's fabulous Valentine's Day cards. 
Other Supplies: Sulky Thread- Red / CTMH Edge Distresser / Sewing Machine


Merry & Bright

Hello everyone! Today I'm playing along with this weeks Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. This weeks challenge is all about Winter Stamping. I decide to go big and created a 12 x 12 Christmas themed layout for this challenge. 

Here's a shot of my layered photo and embellishments. When I came across this cute little three dimensional reindeer sticker in my stash I just had to use it. Isn't he cute? 

For my title I spelled out "Merry & Bright" with some bright red glittered Thickers. I always feel like I need a bright bold title for each of my layouts and this one is no exception. I also cut out one of the colorful zig-zag patterns from the embellishment sheet and added it right across my layout, cutting it apart at my title. 

To the upper right of my layout I added half a tag, a sentiment sticker, a little button, and a little snowflake embellishment. To the lower right hand corner of my layout I added a little triangle piece of patterned paper along with a matching button and some stamping. You can check out all the challenge details HERE. Thanks for visiting!
Supplies: Patterned Paper, Mini Tag, & Fa La La Die Cut- Crate Paper Bundled Up Collection / AMuse Studio Stamp- Vintage Christmas Postmarks / Date Stamp- CTMH / CTMH Ink Pad- Black / American Crafts Foam Thickers- Niki Riki / Our Traditions Label Sticker- Chic Tags Good Tidings / Felt Snowflake Die Cut- Little Yellow Bicycle / Snowflake Embellishment / Dimensional Reindeer Sticker-Recollections / Buttons- Fancy Pants / Sulky Thread- Bright Pink / Red Button String / Sewing Machine


Crispy Leaves

Hello everyone! I have a 12x12 layout to share today using some gorgeous patterned paper from Close To My Hearts Pathfinding Collection. I just love this fun leaf patterned paper and thought it worked perfectly with my photos. Once I chose my leafy patterned paper for my background I pulled out some matching cardstock, embellishments, and thread. 

I added some stitching in a circular pattern to the left of my little photo collage. Then I added a little sentiment sticker and some colorful little leaves right over my stitching. 

I wanted to balance out my little photo collage so I added my title to the left hand side. I also added another sentiment sticker and another colorful leaf to the right side of my photos. I really love how this layout turned out and will defiantly add some more circular stitching to my layouts in the future. Thanks for visiting! 
Supplies: Cardstock- CTMH / Patterned Paper- CTMH Pathfinding Collection / Vellum / Calender &Date Stamp- CTMH / CTMH Ink Pad- Black / Vellum Alphabet Stickers / Sentiment Stickers- Glitz Design's Carpi Deim Collection / Dimensional Leaf Stickers- Recollections  / Sulky Thread-Light Olive / Sewing Machine


My Happy

Hello everyone! I'm back today with another fun 12x12 layout. I ordered a bunch of pictures from Snapfish a few days ago and just got them the other day. When I came across this little cutie I just had to use it. Lately I've been going through some of my stash and pulling different bits and pieces out to be used. I started by using a 12x12 sheet of patterned paper from 7 Dots Studio's Illumination Collection as my background.

I added a cute little frame to my picture and layered it over a large tag from 7 Dots Studio's Illumination Collection. I also added a few simple embellishments for some color and to help draw your eye across the page because I thought the photo and the title were a big focus for the page and I didn't want to over do it.

Hope you enjoy my little layout and Thanks for visiting. 
Supplies: Patterned Paper, Tag, Frame, Journaling, Square, & Stickers- 7 Dots Studio's Illumination Collection / "My Happy" Title & Camera Die Cut- Heidi Swapp Mixed Company Ephemera / Fabric Button- Studio Calico / Sentiment Sticker- Glitz Designs Finnley Collection / Sulky Thread- White / Sewing Machine


This is the Good Life

Hello everyone! I'm finally getting back into the swing of things around here on the blog after my two month break. I took the time to make a few different layouts the other day. It's been way to long, I've missed the fun of creating a big 12x12 layout. I will be stopping in and sharing a few different projects over the next few days but for today I have this colorful little layout to share. I used some patterned paper from  Elle's Studio Penelope Collection and a stamp set from Elle's Studio called Everyday Moments.

 I started by adding a fun circled background to my layout by using an old sticker sheet as a stencil. I just laid the old sticker sheet over my cardstock and traced a few random circles with a black marker. After I had my background done I distressed, layered, and stitched two different sheets of patterned paper into the middle of my cardstock and added my photo. After I had my patterned paper and photo added I stamped all my little sentiments and notes. I started by stamping them in white and then I went over them again and stamped them in a light plum.

Above is a little close up of the distressed patterned paper and little "snapshot details' sentiment I stamped and added to the top half of my 12x12 layout. Thanks for visiting!
Supplies: Cardstock- Studio Calico / Patterned Paper- Elle's Studio Penelope Collection / Elle's Studio Clear Stamp Set- Everyday Moments / CTMH Ink Pad- White Daisy & Smoky Plum / Black Marker / CTMH Edge Distresser / Staple Gun / Sulky Thread- Purple / Sewing Machine


PWP Projects & Design Team Updates

Hello everyone! I haven't been posting much lately, I decide to take brake from crafting & posting. Its been about a month and half since my last post so I thought Id stop in and share a few of my Paper Wings Productions DT projects and give you a few updates. First up I have a Halloween themed treat box and matching tag to share.

I shared and posted this over at The Aviary on October 23rd. You can check out all the treat box and tag details HERE.  Next up I shared and posted two different Christmas cards on November 21st. You can check out a sneak peek below or check them out in their entirety HERE.

I also have a few design team updates as well. I'm sad to say I'm no longer going to be designing for Jessica's Crafting & Stamping CTMH design team. Sad face! Jessica decided to end the design team due to a new job and wanting to spend more time with the family. I had so much fun on her design team creating with all the fun CTMH goodies she sent me each and every month. Thanks so much for having me be apart of your fabulous design team Jessica! Now for a bit of good news! Starting in January I will be joining Canvas Corps creative crew! I will be apart of the Handmade Cards & Paper Creative Crew. I'm super excited and can't wait to share some of my projects with you! Well thats about all I have to share today, I hope you enjoyed my little update post. I should be getting back in to the swing of things in January and start posting more regularly again. Thanks for visiting! 

Halloween Treat Bag & Tag Supplies: Cardstock- White & Black / Patterned Paper- Glitz Designs & Canvas Corp / Paper Wings Productions Cling Stamp Set- Witchy Halloween / CTMH Ink Pad- Black / Chalk Colored Pencils / Paper Crafts Pattern-  Treat Box / Sizzix Tag Die / Sulky Thread- Black / Sewing Machine

Christmas Card Supplies: Cardstock- Studio Calico All Bundled Up Collection / Paper Wings Productions Clear Stamp Set- Holiday Add Ons / Paper Wings Productions Cling Stamp Set- Vintage Santa / CTMH Ink Pads- Black & Topiary / Sentiment Sticker- Chic Tags / Felt Snowflake & Acrylic Die Cut - Little Yellow Bicycle / Tags- Studio Calico All Bundled Up Collection / Acrylic Snowflake- Heddi Swapp / Snowflake Buttons / Twine & Button String