Friday, July 15, 2016

Birthday Cake Gusset Bag

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Hello ScrappinCookie Fans,
Today I have fun and quick treat bag to share with you. I made this specifically for the Jaded Blossom July Customer Appreciation Challenge - check out the Jaded Blossom Blog for more details -  and then added a few more as I went along.
For the last two weeks Jaded Blossom has had their Customer Appreciation Sale and not having made a BIG crafty purchase in two years, I went for it. For this project I used the Jaded Blossom Supersized Birthday Greetings. I stamped the sentiment onto a hand-cut flag strip and added it to my topper made with the SVG Cutting Files Ornate Card Base - 3.
I filled a Gusset Bag - also from Jaded Blossom - with some Hershey Kisses. I used the Jaded Blossom Birthday Candies 2 for the bottom of the chocolates. Images were colored in using my PrismaColor Pencils - I can't color with Copics or any other kind of marker.
To finish off the treat bag, I used the Birthday Cake from the SVG Cutting Files Kawaii Birthday Lollipop Covers - the image was downsized a bit. I stamped it with the PK - 1371 Kawaii Faces from Peachy Keen. I felt like it need a bit of sparkle, so I reached for my Wink of Stella Glitter Pen and started added shimmer to the flame and frosting edges, without noticing that I grabbed the wrong pen! I used the Wink of Stella White instead of Wink of Stella Clear and it left this white border line to where I added it. It covered up all the edge inking and details I had added. So Mad.
Before I started working on this project, I learned about ColourQ Challenge #350 and when I saw the color palette I immediately thought about the Echo Park Paper Birthday Wishes Girl Collection. Perfect for my Birthday Cake Gusset Bag. Although I didn't use SU! Colors, I tried to stay very close.
I hope you have enjoyed this project. I would love to hear your thoughts! Thank You for stopping by!
I will be entering this project in the following Challenges:
* Jaded Blossom "July Customer Appreciation Challenge" - Ends 7-17-16
* ColourQ Challenge #350 - Ends 7-18-16

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Thank You!

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Hi Everyone!

I wanted to give a quick THANK YOU to all of you for your very kind and sweet comments! I enjoyed reading them and made my day. Thank You!

Be sure to check back in tomorrow, I will be posting a project I made for special challenge.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Its been TWO Years...

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Hello ScrappinCookie Fans & Followers,

Its been a little bit more than TWO years since my last post. Things got a bit hectic for me and I needed to take a break. At one point I was on 3 to 4 Design Teams - although I know a few designers who do the same, it was just too much for me at the time. I wasn't meeting deadlines or posting projects, my work quality wasn't as before, I was letting my fellow Design Team Members and Followers down, and what was more important I was neglecting my family. I knew I had to do something about it and thought that a short break would be the answer, but little did I know that it would be TWO YEARS before I could sit down to write up a blog post again.

A few things have happened during these two years. I went from being a CITY GAL straight to the COUNTRY - with chickens and all!! Its been a life change - not drastic, as we have some of the amenities we were used to within a 20 minute drive, but still a life change. We are surrounded by several farms and open space. Schools have a better rating and classrooms are so much smaller - the kids went from having 30+ classmates to 15 classmates! We are so happy here!

Not only did I become a proud owner of a country home, but I also became a PROUD MOM to a new bundle of joy! In June 2015, I gave birth to my 3rd child - a precious little boy. That's right, I'm now a proud mom to THREE BOYS! They are now 12 yrs old, 9 yrs old, 13 months and growing ever so fast!

Life is starting to settle back down a bit - although with THREE BOYS there is always an adventure around the corner and with a country home there is always something to do - I felt it was time for me to slowly start making my way back into paper crafting - some of you might have already seen some of my work on Facebook. It has always been a passion of mine and I have so much fun doing it. And now that I have a space ALL TO MY OWN, its all that more fun! During these two years, I have not been completely gone. I've done some lurking around and tried to stay up-to-date with trends. I've also worked on a few projects for the kids' teachers and a few random things.

Before this turns into a HUGE novel, I'd like to end it with a BIG THANK YOU to all my fans & followers for continuing to follow my work and blog. At least I hope there are a few of you out there, but if I'm talking to myself - I understand. I'd love to do a giveaway, but at this time I don't have anything to offer - sorry. I do have some fun things planned for the blog in the upcoming days. I can't promise I will have a project to share with you everyday, but I will have some spread throughout the month. So be sure to sign-up for the email newsletter to be updated of when I do.


Thursday, January 23, 2014

My Craft Spot Monday Challenge #123 - Bow Tie Wedding

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Welcome to My Craft Spot's Monday Challenge #123!
I was able to play along with this week's challenge, but didn't have a chance to share until today. This week's My Craft Spot Monday Challenge #123 is a FUN Sketch Challenge. Simply create a NEW - no backlinking, please - project using sketch provided.
The fun part about sketches is that you can interpret them ANY way you like. I opted for making a Wedding Card using papers from the My Mind's Eye Meadowlark 6x6 Paper Pad and Carta Bella Linen White Cardstock for my base. I used my Xyron Mega Runner  to adhere all the layers together.
I replaced the arrows on the sketch for a "Groom Small Bow" and a "Bride Small Bow" made using the JUST RELEASED My Craft Spot "Small Bow" Metal Die and adhered them using the Xyron 3/8" High Tack Adhesive Dots.
The "Groom Small Bow" was cut from Bazzill Black Tie Cardstock and embellished with a tiny black button. For the "Bride Small Bow", I added some tulle, Ivory Jute String - available at the My Craft Spot Store - and a clear rhinestone. I turned the bow's end flaps - is that what they are called? - down so it would resemble a tied sash bow from a Wedding Dress.
I skipped the third arrow and added a "Large Wavy Banner" from the JUST RELEASED My Craft Spot "Ribbon Banners - Wavy" Metal Dies. I stamped the "Special Day" Sentiment from the JUST RELEASED My Craft Spot "Big Sentiments" Stamp Set with VersaMark Ink and then embossed it with White Powder. And lastly, I sprinkled a few Tuxedo Sequins - available at the My Craft Spot Store.
I hope you have enjoyed my BOW TIE WEDDING Card. Although I'm OK with how it turned out, I do feel like something is missing. Maybe Ribbon? What do you think?
NOW, its YOUR turn! Link up your SKETCH CHALLENGE projects to the My Craft Spot Blog by Monday, January 27th 11:59 MST for your chance to win this week's prize.
I will also be entering this card into the following challenges:

Friday, January 17, 2014

Xyron Inspiration Tutorial - Valentine Wood Block

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Hello Everyone!

The Holiday Season is long gone; the Christmas decorations have been taken down and my house is looking slightly bare and empty. I've decided its time to start filling up the space with a few Valentine decorations and the first item is a Valentine Wood Block I made using products from Xyron.

And today I want to show you just how easy it is to put YOUR OWN Valentine Wood Block together. So grab a cup of your favorite drink and Follow Me as I show you Step-by-Step how to put together a Valentine Wood Block using Xyron Products.

Valentine Wood Block using Xyron®Products

Step 1:                      Gather the following Xyron®Products:                                             
Step 2:                            Paint Wood Block in a cream color.                                          
- I used a decorative corner block and some wall paint from a recent home renovation. But many local craft stores sell wooden blocks and any acrylic paint would work great. Or do as I did, and give an old piece of wood a new life. -
Step 3:    I cut down papers from the Carta Bella Devoted Collection to size for the front and four side panels. I stitched around the larger front panel and distressed the edges of all using my Heidi Swapp Edge Distresser. Using the Xyron® 5" CreativeStation™ with Permanent Refill, I applied edge-to-edge adhesive to the papers and adhered them to the wood block.

Step 4:    I used a paper towel to randomly add color to a Heidi Swapp Color Magic Paper Frame with the Heidi Swapp Tinsel Color Shine to give the frame a tinted and worn out look. The frame was ran thru my Xyron® 5" CreativeStation™ with Permanent Refill faced down to give it a nice smooth edge-to-edge adhesive to then add some glitter.

Step 5:  A smaller piece of patterned paper was cut to size to fit behind the frame. I applied some strips of Xyron® 1/4" Double-Sided High TackTape to each edge and adhered it to the back of the frame. Then the entire frame was adhered to the wood block using the Xyron® 1/2" Double-Sided High TackTape.
Step 6:         I die-cut a birdcage from the Cricut Winter Frolic Cartridge at 3" and ran the smaller pieces thru my Xyron® 1.5" StickerMaker with Permanent Refill. I applied some glitter to the birds & last birdcage layer and re-ran them thru the Xyron® 1.5" StickerMaker with Permanent Refill  to make it easier to layer on the larger birdcage cut. The birdcage cut was embellished with some tulle and Pink Jute String adhered with Xyron® 3/16" High Tack Adhesive Dots.
Step 7:  As a final touch, I tied some blue grosgrain ribbon around the wood block. To make sure the ribbon didn't move or slip while I was trying into a bow, I added a strip of Xyron® 1/4" Double-Sided High TackTape to the bottom. Using Xyron® 3/8" High Tack Adhesive Dots, I embellished the bow with a Pink Rose from Wild Orchid Crafts and a "True Love" Sentiment from the My Craft Spot "Jar Full of Spring" Stamp Set.

And now your Valentine Wood Block is COMPLETE!
I hope you have enjoyed and found my tutorial on how to put together a Valentine Wood Block decoration using Xyron®Products helpful. Feel free to contact me - ScrappinCookie at - if you have any questions or comments. I'd be glad to help!