Thursday, December 1, 2016

Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge - December 2016 -- featuring My Mind's Eye and Paper Sweeties :)

Hi everyone and Happy December!! My FAVORITE month of the year! :)

Today our latest challenge at Paper Sweeties is live and the colors in this challenge are GORGEOUS! :)

Here is our inspiration this month -- 

And here is my layout I made :) 

I used My Mind's Eye "Sugar Plum" collection along with the large snowflake stamp from Paper Sweeties :)

Make sure to check out what the other Design Team members created :)

Monday, November 28, 2016

Wishing you a warm and wonderful Christmas! -- featuring Art Impressions :)

Hi everyone :)

After I saw Audrey using the CUTE cactus stamp from Art Impressions on her blog, I KNEW I had to have it -- because YES!! we do decorate our CACTI in Arizona! LOL! :) 

So I wanted to share my Christmas cards I have made for this year using the stamp I was inspired to get after seeing it on Audrey's blog :)

For my papers, I used "Tis The Season" collection from Elle's Studio, "Dear Santa" from PhotoPlay, "Oh Deer!" and "Wish Season" from Fancy Pants and "Sugar Plums" from Doodlebug Designs!! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :)

Friday, November 18, 2016

25 days of Christmas tags -- featuring Paper Sweeties! :)

Hi everyone!

I am so excited to be involved in the 25 days of Christmas tags hosted by Tracey McNeely and working along with other Paper Sweeties designers in creating some Christmas tags! :)

For my tags (yes, plural ... as I created 55 tags for this hop) -- I used stamps from "Holly Days" from Paper Sweeties, along with papers from the "Oh Deer" collection from Fancy Pants! :)

I even made some little mini ones for Christmas presents we are mailing out this year :)

I stamped the Holly on watercolor paper and then painted them with watercolor paints :)

Make sure to check out what the rest of the Design Team created! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :)

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Hello, Autumn -- featuring Simple Stories :)

Hi everyone :)

Just wanted to pop in and share a layout I made using the "Hello Fall" collection from Simple Stories :)

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :)

Monday, November 14, 2016

Captured Moments -- featuring Bo Bunny :)

Hi everyone! :)

Our latest sketch challenge is live over at The Memory Nest and I used Bo Bunny's "Mama-razzi" collection on my layout :)

And here is our sketch :)

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :)

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Quick and easy pencil/pen/marker holder :)

Hi everyone :)

If you haven't figured it out yet, like most of you -- I hoard junk to reuse it on projects ... lol!  I know, I know ... really Julie ?!?!? Like we don't know this?!?!? LOL :) 

Well -- awhile ago, Brookie got a doll -- and I saved the base of the package for a 'rainy day' craft -- (which is funny, since I live in Arizona, and it barely rains here!) -- anyhoo! -- I kept it to save for a craft later :)

I also collect toilet paper rolls -- cause you NEVER know what you will need to make with them :)

So -- Brookie has discovered the Adult Coloring books that has sweeping the crafty world! And my in-laws got her a deluxe marker set to color them with :)

Wellllllllllllllll ... these markers were a pain in the butt to put back in the package every night (thanks Crayola! Appreciate the genius packaging skills you all have *wink*) ... anyhoo! -- this is the mess they were in every time Brookie colored --

Usually it was worse -- but you get the idea :)

So I wanted to make something to hold all the markers in -- and I could ditch the box they came in :)

And what a perfect time for me making this, as LESSology's challenge this month is "Let's Get Organized!" ... so I am entering this in that challenge :)

Enter the DOLL'S BOX I saved and the EMPTY TOILET PAPER ROLLS!! :)

Well -- that looks kinda boring doesn't it??!?! 

So -- I decided to spruce it up a bit -- and here is what I made :)

I covered each toilet paper roll with some colored cardstock and them stapled them to the empty toilet paper rolls --- Once that was done, I poured some Mod Podge in the bottom of the doll packaging, and then laid books on top of the toilet paper rolls to set it over night :)

And here it is on her desk -- already to use!!!! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :)