Monday, January 8, 2018

Cardstock Warehouse Design Team Member...

This just happened...
 
 
I am officially a Design Team Member for Cardstock Warehouse! Eeek! I'm so excited.
 
Well, actually happened a few weeks ago, but we were getting all the details arranged. They sent me a beautiful photo box with my name on it, a Cardstock Warehouse Cardstock Swatch Deck, and some extra goodies to that are prefect to adhere their awesome cardstock together.
 
My official first post for Cardstock Warehouse is on the week of January 29th! But I will be sneaking in a project or two using this awesome cardstock before then, so stay tuned!
 
You can meet and learn about the entire Design Team HERE on the Cardstock Warehouse Blog.
 
So be sure to SIGN UP for the Cardstock Warehouse Blog Email List!
 
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 18, 2017

Santa Gift Tags

 
 
Hello Everyone!
 
I had so much fun playing with the SVG Cutting Files Holiday Hang Tags for my Christmas Advent Calendar, I just had to play with the file some more.
 

 
I chose to create a few more of the "Santa Tags" using some cardstock and Doodlebug Design paper scraps.
 
 
I used the Peachy Keen PK-1401 Clowning Around 1-1/8th Faces to give my poor Santa his perplexed look. I stamped the "To/From" from the Jaded Blossom Fun Money Stamp Set.
 
 
Hope you have enjoyed my quick and easy Santa Tags!
 
Thank You for stopping by!
 
Thursday, December 14, 2017

2017 Jaded Blossom December Guest Designer - Christmas Advent Calendar

 
Hello ScrappinCookie and Jaded Blossom Fans!
 
I'm so excited to be part of the Jaded Blossom December Guest Designers once again. A very special Thank You to Candace and Michelle for having me.
 
Today I have a project that I've been wanting to do for over TWO years - an Advent Calendar. Although my boys are now pretty big - 13 and 10 years old - they've always wanted to have an Advent Calendar to countdown to Christmas. And with the help of my Jaded Blossom Products, I was able to put one together for them this year. I just LOVE the way it turned out!!
 
 
~*~ Its FULL of little details, so bare with me as I narrow them down and point some out.  ~*~
 
I made 24 Matchbox Style boxes using the SVG Cutting Files Nugget Matchbox Baseenlarged - and layered them with my Jaded Blossom Rectangle Dies 1 using papers from the Doodlebug Design Milk & Cookies 6x6 Paper Pad.  Each box is embellished with a Jaded Blossom Die, Stamp, or Both. And holds a little treat, message, or daily task. For December 1st, I used the Christmas Tree from the Jaded Blossom Christmas Dies and added some small ornaments from the Dollar Tree.
 
 
I used the Jaded Blossom Alphabet Dies and Alphabet Dies 2 to either write out the date or number each box.
 
  
Not only did I use MOST of my Jaded Blossom Christmas Stamps, but I also pulled out my Bunny Mail Stamp Set and combined it with the Christmas Candies (revamped) and Christmas Signs to create an envelope for my December 9th Box. We wrote letters to Santa that day!
 
 
To make the Advent Calendar special for my boys, I used the SVG Cutting Files Holiday Hang Tags, Chibi Leprechaun 2016 - hair - and Elf Life - red fringe - to turn them into little elves. I then placed each box on the day according to their ages - 2, 10, and 13 years old. Each little box held a special message and gift just for them! Faces are from the Peachy Keen PK-1521 In the Garden II 1-1/8th Faces. For the baby, I added the pacifier from the PK-1201 The Moodies 1-1/8th Faces.
 
 
Today's box - Dec 14 - is dressed up with the Jaded Blossom Gingerbread Wishes Set. The Gingerbread Man was die-cut from Kraft Cardstock and embossed with White Powder. I added the sentiment to a die from the Mini Tag Dies 2. When the kids get home from school we will be baking and decorating some Gingerbread Man Cookies. Yum!
 
 
I LOVE the way it all turned out, but I think that one of my favorite boxes, besides my Little Elves, has to be December 17. Just look at that Gumdrop Garland from the Jaded Blossom Christmas Banner Dies. I ran each gumdrop thru my Xyron Sticker Maker and then added Martha Stewart Glitter on top. I stamped the "Goody Goody Gumdrops" Sentiment from the Jaded Blossom Gingerbread Wishes Set to a Mini Tag Dies 2 flag strip.
 
 
 
 
And of course, I had to add Santa - SVG Cutting Files Holiday Hang Tags - to my Advent Calendar on December 24th. I stamped the "HO HO HO" from the Jaded Blossom Christmas Signs Stamp Set.
 
 
There is just so much detail put into this Advent Calendar, I wish I knew a faster and shorter way to show it all to you. But here is a FULL List of ALL the Jaded Blossom Products I used.
Flag Dies
Large Snowflake Die
 
I hope you have enjoyed my Christmas Advent Calendar. Please let me know if you have any questions on products I've used.
 
Thank You for stopping by!
 
Marlene
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Cleaning Out Stash

 
Hello Everyone!
 
I'm cleaning out my stash.
 
 I will be adding stamps, papers, embellishments, etc, over the next couple of weeks. Please use the following link to see my eBay listings.
 
I consider all BEST OFFERS!
 
 
If you're interested in anything, contact me!
 

Friday, November 17, 2017

Thanksgiving Turkey Utensil Place Holder

 
Hello Everyone!
 
I'm here today to share with you all some Thanksgiving Turkey Utensil Place Holders for this year's Thanksgiving. These were so quick and fun to put together.
 
 
I used the SVG Cutting Files Turkey Fun Size Pocket Holder. These are meant to hold some Fun Size M&M's candy bags, but I'm using them to hold my Thanksgiving Utensils instead. I left the file sized as is, I only made the "feathers" a tad bit smaller to fit two in one sheet of paper.
 
 
I cut the base out of cardstock and added some Doodlebug Design Petite Prints. I also cut the feather out of cardstock before adding my patterned paper - Hobby Lobby -, to give each holder some stability.

 
To double it as a Place Setting, I will be adding a small flag die from the Jaded Blossom Mini Tag Dies 2 with our guests names.
 
 
I'll leave you all with one last picture of my Thanksgiving Turkey Utensil Place Holder using clear utensils. I love that you can see thru to see the complete feathers and patterned paper.
 
 
I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
 
Thank You for stopping by!