Sunday, December 28, 2014

Have a Tasty Holiday

Hello my friends! It's Candice here!

First, I will like to thank Candace and Michelle for providing the opportunity to be a guest designer today for Jaded Blossom!

Since my day is after Christmas, I struggled with my decision to go with either a Christmas or Valentine project.  

I decided to go with this goodie bag for Santa.  This year, Santa wanted brownies and we wanted to give him something cute to put them in.  I used the Mini Tags die, and Gingerbread Wishes stamps and die for the sentiment and the image.  The bag is a silhouette file.

You can check out the video to see my process for putting this bag together.

Thank for stopping by and have a Happy New Year!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Become a Guest Design Team Member for Red Carpet Studio Challenges

Would you like to be Guest Star Designer for a month? All you have to do is enter your project into this months challenge. You also could possibly win a fabulous prize! 
Come check it out and don't forget to follow our blog while you are there.....

 This challenge is inspired by the movie Elf.
This movie is about Buddy who was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa's elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn't fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father. 


This is how our DT was inspired:

A randomly selected participant will win a crafty prize from our sponsor!  
This months challenge sponsor is Tonya from our design team!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Product Review: Stamps of Life December Card Kit

Do you have any questions of the Stamps of Life Card Kits?  Check out my video on the December card kit.  Please leave any questions in the comments section.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Hey There, Cupcake

Hello Friends!  Have you gotten the December Stamp of the Month yet?  If not, you do not want to sleep on this stamp set.  The images are way too cute.

Here is a card I made using the Cutie Pie Stamp of the Month...

When you place an order of $50 or more, you can receive the Stamp of the Month for only $5.  You can order this set from MY WEBSITE!

Scrapbooking and Crafting Shoulder and Rolling Totes


Hello everyone!  Close To My Heart released two new products: the Shoulder Tote and the Rolling Tote.  Unfortunately, the Rolling Tote has sold out and it will not be placed on backorder.  Once they are available again, CTMH will placed them on the website.


Luckily, the Shoulder Tote is available!  The Shoulder bag with snap closure. Comfortably fits our 12" × 12" paper organizers. Perfect for carrying projects in progress, idea books, papers, small tools, and embellishments.

You can order your Shoulder Bag today on MY WEBSITE, but hurry because quantities are limited.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Great New!

Hello Friends!  I have recently joined the Red Carpet Studio design team.  Now you make remember that I was apart of the design team a couple of years ago when the challenge blog was created.

Take a look and welcome the other new and returning design team members.

Please welcome the Red Carpet Studio Design Team Divas!

Our Newest Divas

Returning Divas

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Project Share: Brightest Star

Happy Tuesday!  Today I am sharing a card I created using the Superstars stamp set and dies from Jaded Blossom.  The papers are from the Lollydoodle (retired) pack from CTMH.  I love how this card turned out.

Thank you for stopping by!
~Creativity is intelligence having fun. -Albert Einstein~

Friday, December 5, 2014

Challenge Time: Funday Friday

Welcome to another Funday Friday Challenge! 

Theme: Sketch

Sponsor: Bugaboo Digital Stamps
Prize: 7 Pack of Digis

Here is what I created...


Bugaboo Digi Stamps - Santa Called
Jaded Blossom Stamps - Bah Humbug
Recollection Pattern Paper
Spectrum Noir Markers 

Challenges Entered

A Crafty Mess - M, E3 - No.2 - December - Anything Goes/Traditional Christmas Colors
Aliciabel Challenge Blog - M, SIR - No.2 - December - Anything Goes with optional Christmas

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Project Share: Polar Vortex Layout

Happy Wednesday! Today I am sharing a scrapbook layout I created.  I made this layout when we had that burst of cold and snow right before Thanksgiving.  I am actually saving the layout for this winter because I have a feeling that it's going to be bad.

For the layout, I used the Snowflakes dies from Jaded Blossom.  The polar bears are from the Polar Bear Holiday set from Close To My Heart.  The images were colored using Spectrum Noir markers.  I used the Snow Haven paper pack, which I believe is perfect for those winter layouts. 

Thank you for stopping by!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Cyber Monday Special! with Close To My Heart

Cyber Monday Only: 20% Off All Cricut® Collections!

For the first time ever, Close To My Heart is offering a Cyber Monday Sale on Monday, December 1, 2014. There has never been a better time to buy Close To My Heart’s exclusive Cricut® Collections for 20% off the retail price. Whether you love scrapbooking, cardmaking, or creating 3-D projects, our four exclusive Cricut® collections make the perfect addition to any craft room! Sale starts at midnight (MST) on December 1 and ends at 11:59 pm Monday night. You can purchase here:

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Project Share: Jesus is the Reason for the Season

Hello friends!  I love this time of the year! I am proud that I have 90% of my Christmas shopping completed.  All I have to do now is work on Christmas cards and handmade gifts.  I am thinking of making sugar rubs this year. I found a couple of simple recipes on pinterest.  

For my card, I used the Nativity Christmas set from Stampendous for the sentiment and image on the front of the card.  I used the decorative dots embossing folder from Stampin Up.   

For the inside of my card, I used a sentiment from Hero Arts.  Unfortunately, I did not see the same of the stamp set but it was labeled CL559.

Have you finished your Christmas cards yet?  I would love to hear from you. Please comment below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Challenges Entered:

Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes
**NEW**A Crafty Mess - M, E3 - No.1 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - W, 3E – #256 - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More -  C10 - #123  Holiday
7 Kids College Fund - 2W, 3E, SIR - #113  Anything Goes  (2nd week)
Crafty Creations - 2W - #277 Embossing
Inspiration Destination - F- Always Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp -  Anything goes
Wonderful Wednesdays -  SIO -  Always Anything Goes

Monday, November 24, 2014

Little Angel Scrapbook Layout

Happy Monday!  Today, I have a layout that I made using a formula from Picture This Challenge.  Picture This! Challenge is a new scrapbooking challenge blog that is looking to form their first design team.  For the application, they provided a formula to use to create your layout.  The formula is one photo + frame+ flower cluster.  I am hoping that I got the flower cluster right.

For my layout,  I used 3 cricut cartridges: Elegant Edges, CTMH Artbooking, and 3 Birds on Parade.  I also used the Flower Layers and Leaf dies from Stephanie Barnard over at the Stamps of Life.  For my journaling, I used a project life card.  This is a great way to use up some of those project life cards that you have left over.  The paper pack is from the CTMH Lollydoodle collection, which is now retired.

To learn more about the design team call, visit Picture This! Challenge blog.  Thank you for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Project Share: Happy Holidays Card

Hello Friends!  Today, I have card that I made using the October Simon Says Stamp Kit.  I was inspired by a fellow crafter, Chez, for the card.  Here is the pin of her card.

For my card, I cut the kraft card stock down to 2" x 5.5" and I sprayed gold Heidi Swapp color shine for some background texture.  I used the Hardwood stamp set to create a woodsy feel to the card.  The image and embossed sentiment is from the Be Joyful stamp set that was in the SSS Kit.  For some finish touches, I added some gold sequins from CTMH and baker's twine.  I love how this card came out!

Here is another one I made using teal color card stock.

Thank you for stopping by!

Challenges Entered:

Monday, November 17, 2014

Project Share: Christmas Flip-it Card using Stamps of Life

Hello Friends!  Today, I have another card using Stephanie Barnard's products over at the Stamps of Life.  I just love how she makes everything coordinate together, whether its for her exclusive product line or for Sizzix, everything just goes together.

Let's get to to the card.  I used the triple circle flip-it die to create the card base.  The pattern papers and ribbon came from the her card kit.  Click on the link if you want to see more information on the card kit.  The sentiments came from the ornaments4Christmas stamp set.  In order to stamp the ho, ho, ho separately, I masked off part of the stamp.  I just couldn't get myself to cut the stamp apart.

Thanks you for stopping by!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Project Share: Happy Holidays with Stamps of Life

Hello friends! Today I have I created using the Merry & Bright Card Kit from the Stamps of Life.  Over the weekend, I found this Sizzix Circle Framelit Flip-it die at Hobby Lobby and I couldn't resist using it.  The one thing I love about these dies is that you can make a fancy card without any effort.  

Thank you for stopping by!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Project Share: Believe Card featuring CTMH and Jaded Blossom Stamps

Hello Friends! How is your week starting off?  I have mention in previous post that I have been taking the 2014 Holiday Card Workshop.  I have been loving creating easy to duplicate cards.  

For my card,  I used the Christmas Village stamp set from Close To My Heart and the Elegant Holiday Greeting from Jaded Blossom.  I love how the card turned out and it took minutes to create multiple cards.

Thank you for stopping by!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Project Tutorial: FFC #64

Hello friends!  Welcome to another Funday Friday Challenge!  Our theme, this week, is to create a sympathy card.   There is no sponsor this week, but the winner will get a guest DT spot on the team.  
Here is what I created...


Cricut Explore
Paper Lace 2 Cricut Cartridge
Anna Griffin Patter Paper - Camilla Collection
Recollection Card Stock
Pink By Design Stamps - Sympathy
CTMH Black Archival Ink

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Project Share: Reproducible Cards

Hello everyone! I am taking the 2014 Holiday Workshop from Online Card Classes.  I am so excited to be taking this class and getting those holiday cards out of the way!  For Day 1, the instructors taught some techniques that will help make some reproducible cards.  

For my card today, I did not follow any of the instructors tips, but I did make some cards that are easy to put together in no time.  I kept both cards pretty simple.  I have learned that when I need to make duplicate cards to keep them as simple as possible.  This will ensure that I will not run out of products while I am in the creating process.

Thank you for stopping by! I love to read your comments on if you are going to create some holiday cards this year.  Are you going to create using one design or several variations of cards.?

Challenges Entered:

Creative Card Crew 2W - #74 Christmas Joy (week 1)
Loves Rubber Stamps W - #125 Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly  Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - W, 3E - #188  - Anything Goes

Monday, November 3, 2014

Project Share: So Thankful for You

Happy Monday!  Now that Halloween is behind us, its time to create those Autumn theme and Christmas cards.  I am full gear.  I actually started pulling possible supplies that I will use this holiday season to create projects.

Today, I am sharing a card I made using the Autumn Leaves stamp set from Jaded Blossom.  I used an Autumn collection of card stock from Recollections and some Desert Sand ink from Close To My Heart to create the leaves.  The sentiment is from Cardz TV Stamps "Thankful for You".  I created the background using the Stampin Up "Gorgeous Grunge" stamp set.

Thank you for stopping by!

Challenges Entered:

Jaded Blossom - Thanksgiving or Thank You
Jellypark Friends Challenge M - Autumn/Fall
613 Avenue Create - W - #96 Anything Goes w/Optional Holiday Thanks
Amusing - W, 2E, no digi -  Give Thanks/Thanksgiving
Scrappy Hands M – #25 Autumn Colors
Scribble and Scrap - 2W, SIO, E3, C15, F - #30 - As Always 
Sentimental Sundays - W, must include Sentiment - #231 Anything Goes

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Project Share: The Stamps of Life Card Kit Club

Happy Sunday!  Today, I have a card that I created using products I received in the Stamps of Life September Card Kit.  This kit is some much to play around with.  It's also great for pairing up with your other stamp sets to create some great holiday cards.

Thank you for stopping by!

I am getting to start the latest Online Card Class - 2014 Holiday Card Workshop! Can't to learn some new techniques and to show you want I have learned.

Challenges Entered:

A2Z Scrapbooking Linky Party - M, P1, SIR, E5 ANYTHING GOES
A girl who crafts -M, P1, E5 - Always ANYTHING GOES
Always Something Creative - P1/15 JFF   Green and Red
Artistic Stampers - M, P1 must use rubber stamp Christmas is Coming
Bearly Mine -M, P1,2E, SIO Christmas cards
Card A Day Blog -M,P1 1E/Theme, Christmas
Cards Galore Encore - M, P1, E3 DT Call and Anything Goes!

Friday, October 31, 2014

FFC #64 - Happy Halloween

Welcome to another Funday Friday Challenge

This week's Challenge is
Happy Halloween!

There is no sponsor this week
Prize: Guest DT Spot

Here is what I made for the challenge...

I need 24 treat boxes for my daughter's class for Halloween and here is a sample of what was made.  I made the boxes by hand and I will be making a tutorial video on the boxes in the near future, so please turn in the blog and subscribe to my YouTube Channel so you don't miss out.

Cricut Cartridge - Create-a-Critter 2
Paper - Recollections (black)
Pattern Paper - Recollections "Halloween Basics"
Ribbon - Recollections Twill and Jute

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Season's Greetings with Jaded Blossom

Hello everyone! Today, I have a card that I created using products from the latest Jaded Blossom release.  I love how this card turned out.


Jaded Blossom Stamps - Elegant Holiday Greetings, Winter Dies
Recollections Pattern Papers
Recollections Glitter

Challenges Entered: