31 July 2011

Joy's Life Stamp Set Giveaway

I am giving away a set of Joy's Life stamps over on my Facebook page!! Go over and "Like" it and scroll down until you see a post with "Here It Is" on it and leave a comment telling me your favorite project I have done. I am drawing a winner tomorrow. There are only 13 comments so you stand a great chance to win!!  Here are the stamps...

24 July 2011

Christmas In July Blog Hop Day 2

If you arrived here from Brenna's Blog then you are in the right place, if not please go to  Nicolette's Blog and start this fab hop from the beginning!I have two simple projects for you today, a gift box and a card.

I made this card using several Christmas fonts and Dingbats that I downloaded for free. I did have to fatten up the Christmas to get it to cut properly. I used foil paper for the holly and holly berries.

This super cute box is from My Time Made Easy and it is the Pick of the petals Box, I used Christmas papers to make this a fun and whimsical box, I added a ribbon and it is complete, waiting for me to put something inside and gift it!
Your next stop is  Pam's Blog to view her fabulous Christmas project! 
I have a set of acrylic blocks for stamping to one follower, the rules are leave a comment, be a follower and for an extra chance, follow me on Facebook and leave a separate post telling me you are a Facebook follower!!

23 July 2011

Christmas In July Blog Hop Day 1

If you arrived here from Brenna's Blog then you are in the right place, if not please go to  Nicolette's Blog and start this fab hop from the beginning!

I LOVE the project I have for you today!! I used the 3D Letters from www.SVGcuts.com to create "Ho Ho Ho" in 3D. I can't wait until it is time to decorate for Christmas now that I have made these!! All of the H letters are dark red and all of the O letters are in white and then I used different K & Company patterned Christmas papers for the faces of the letters. I also used several www.SVGcuts.com Chirstmas sets to decorate the letters. I used Christmas Cookie Party for the tree and the gingerbread men. I used Comet's Candy Land for the reindeer and Santa's Northpole Workshop for the rest. I used a little twine and inked many of the edges and I used Peachy Keen stamps for the faces of the Clauses and their Elf. I hope y'all like todays project!! Here are each letter, close up.

Your next stop is the incredibly talented Pam's Blog to view her fabulous Christmas project! 
I have a set of acrylic blocks for stamping to one follower, the rules are leave a comment, be a follower and for an extra chance, follow me on Facebook and leave a separate post telling me you are a Facebook follower!!

21 July 2011

Joy's Life Design Team Thursday!

I am very excited to show you today's Joy's Life Design Team project! I created this gift bag for my Mom on her Birthday. I used Joy's Life Stamp Set "All Around Sentiments" (I LOVE this set!!) and the gift bag is a cut file from a new to me company (Thanks Thienly for the intro to the company) My Time Made Easy. Lauren's story is a must read, she is an amazing lady! (Y'all will be seeing a lot more of her cut files here! LOL) I used pink cardstock from Recollections (Michaels) and the patterned paper is from the Isabelle Collection from Anna Griffin (On Sale at Michaels) and I used pink brads from my stash for the handle attachment pieces. The closure was created using my I-Top (I have had it for a couple of years and have never used it, I love that thing now and it will see lots of use!!) I used a Stampin Up scalloped circle punch for the gift tag, I stamped the sentiment and then poked a hole and attached the sentiment tag with some pink and white twine from The Twinery. I also used Velcro dots for the actual closure. Here are a few more shots of the bag at different angles, I hope y'all like it as much as I do!! :-)
**editing to add**
The rosette on the front of the bag, I made using a 12 inch long strip of paper, I used a Martha Stewart border punch and punched a fancy border then scored it every 1/4 inch using the Martha Stewart score board then glued the two ends together. I punched out a scalloped circle (Stampin Up punch) and hot glued it to the rosette.

When you go to Joy's Life, check out the two newest stamp sets Holiday Occasions and Everyday Occasions, I just received them this week and they ROCK!!! And they mix and match with each other and all of the other stamp sets!! (Isn't Joy Super Smart!!!??)

14 July 2011

Joy's Life Design Team Thursday!

I made this Birthday card using Joy's Life "Father and Son" stamp set, Lettering Delights "Mahalo Nui Loa" Cut set (available at checkout with a purchase) and the card base was created using SVGcuts.com's "Nested Lacey Shapes". I used a Cuttlebug folder to emboss the top mat layer (I believe it is Damask, not sure though) . I love how this is such a bright card (I am really into bright right now LOL) When we were stationed in FL (the first time) we had a hibiscus in our front yard and I always loved them. Have a great Crafty day and be sure to go over to Joy's Life, she is having an awesome giveaway for her Super Friends today!! 

11 July 2011

Paper Dolls Guest Designer

I am just so excited that I am one of the Paper Dolls Guest Designers, it is such an honor! I LOVE the Paper Dolls blog, Thienly and Tamara do a fantastic job and it is all about svg files, my favorite!! This week we are using some beautiful 3D flowers designed by Jani over at paper Compulsions.  Here are the two projects that I made.

I bought a $1 wooden frame that last time I was at Michael's and I used an old (falling apart) paperback book and Mod Podge to cover the frame. Then I made the flowers, inked them and shaped them and assembled with clear popdots. The center is martha Stewart Microbeads and a large dot of glue. I really like the way this frame turned out! here is a closeup of the flowers.
Next I made a gift bag. I used the star bag from SVGcuts.com, it is actually a Christmas box and bag collection called "Christmas Gift Bags and Boxes" but that are so versatile! I used a 12x24 piece of paper and made this box as absolutely large as I could. It is a nice size but not huge, it will fit a 5x7 memory book perfectly (what I needed it for!)

I used a different flower but the same technique, This time I did not ink the flower, instead, I used pearlized paper from AC Cardstock for the flower and then I cut one leaf and inked that to use as the gift tag. here is a view of the dimension of the flower.
Thanks for checking my projects out and I hope you like them!!

08 July 2011

Little Scraps of Heaven Designs Blog Hop

Hello, Welcome to the Little Scraps of Heaven Designs Blog Hop. If you are visiting from Patricia's Blog you are in the right place. If you just happened to visit my blog please start the hop on Tricia's Blog .  This is a ONE day blog hop that will last all day today, from 12:00 am to 11:59 pm. So sit back, relax, and enjoy viewing all the wonderful projects these talented artists have created.
I have created three projects for you today, the first one is a two page scrapbook layout. I used two different sets from LSHD, The Fun in the Sun monkeys and Pool Time Fun.
  I used Echo park paper from the "Summertime" collection for my background paper and the rest is from my collection (other than the swim trunks for the waterhose monkey, that is Echo Park "Splash" paper). The sentiment I created using fonts from my computer. 
The next project is a simple card, I used the Hey Diddle Diddle Collection, I just love this collection, it is just so darn cute (like all of the LSHD patterns) I made this for a small child so I kept it very simple and without small embellishments so there was no issues. I also just love the My Pink Stamper "Punnylicious" stamp, it is so perfect! (Isn't it udderly amazing that the cow could jump so high LOL)
My final project is a super cute outside patio lantern, I used the Chasing Fireflies Collection, this set is just darling!

I used a gallon pickle jar and layered up vinyl to create my patio lantern, this is perfect for folks (like me) with young children. I had my husband poke holes in the lid (just like the jars we all used when we were chasing fireflies as children) and He painted it black for me, this way I can light the candle and it will get oxygen and can burn but my little one is safe. A little bit of ribbon and it is so cute on the table while we eat Al Fresco!
I am giving away one pattern Collection of your choice ($10 or less) from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs to one lucky Follower! To win you need to comment on this post telling me which project inspires you the most and be a Follower, You can get an extra entry by following OBX Stamping & Crafting on Facebook, just post an additional comment telling me you are a Facebook follower as well.
Your Next stop is julie's Blog
Here is the full hop list , just in case you get lost along the way! 
Tricia's Blog http://lshdesigns.blogspot.com​/
Leann's Blog http://www.scrapbookingbyleann​.blogspot.com/
Karel's Blog http://artandscraps.blogspot.c​om/
Deborah's Blog http://www.scrappingmamma.net/
Patricia's Blog http://pattyandcharlie.blogspo​t.com/
Tammy's Blog http://tammyjennings.blogspot.​com/
Julie's Blog http://designs-by-julie.blogsp​ot.com/
Margaret's Blog http://www.auntmargaretdesigns​.blogspot.com/
Emily's Blog http://www.createserendipity.n​et/
Roberta's Blog http://www.txscrappermom.blogs​pot.com/
Charlotte's Blog http://charlottes-creations.bl​ogspot.com/
Nancie's Blog http://alittlepieceofmebynanci​e.blogspot.com/
Corrine's Blog http://celebratingordinarymome​nts.blogspot.com/
Dawn's Blog http://dawnsdesignsthatdelight​.blogspot.com/
Jeana's Blog http://www.scraptoday.blogspot​.com/
Janet's Blog http://www.createatdreamscrapb​ooks.blogspot.com/
Nancy's Blog http://brujahrose.blogspot.com​/
Lisa's Blog http://honeybearzdesigns2011.b​logspot.com/
LSHD DT Blog http://littlescrapsofheavendt.​blogspot.com/

Thanks so much for joining us today. To be eligible to win the Grand Prize Giveaway you MUST visit each blog and leave a comment.

07 July 2011

Thank You card

My Cousin's Daughter is having a Pedicure Party for her 8th Birthday and this is the Thank You card I made for her to send afterwards. I used the My Scrap Chick "I Love Pedicures" Cut File for the images and a Joy's Life Stamp from the "All Around Sentiments" Stamp Set for the "Thank You". She loves them so much she wanted to start writing the Thank you notes and her Birthday isn't until August! :-) (I will note that her goodie bags have a bottle of nail polish in them and I matched the color for the nail polish on the card, the little touches are so nice and yes, she did notice!
Winners! I have to pick winner of two blog hops (one I completely forgot about! such is life with a 2 year old, Crazy!!)
The Winner of the Red, White and Blue Blog Hop is Patricia Hurlburt! 
The Winner of the Peeps Blog Hop is Brenna!! I will be emailing these ladies today!!