Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Pinspired Challenges: sponsored by Snake Tape

Good morning!  I'm so pleased to be bringing you another Pinspired Challenge, this time sponsored by Snake Tape!

A little bit about Snake Tape (formally Scrapp'n Supplies): is a family owned business located in Yorkville, IL. Our love of the crafts combined with our retail business experience made opening Scrapp’n Supplies a natural fit. We launched our business in early 2012 after the successful introduction of our SnakeTape adhesive & correction products. Through the many recommendations, lessons learned, and product feedback we are bringing to the market products that are simply a must have in every scrapbooker’s supply bag. Not only do we have the products that every scrapbooker needs, but we also have them at prices that will not be beat. Top quality products at rock bottom prices insures that we deliver the highest value to all of our customers.

Snake Tape has offered a package of their adhesive runners to the winner of this challenge, and as paper crafters we know how vital it is to have a good stash of adhesive at the ready!

The inspiration photo we're using today is:

Don't you just love this time of year?  I love this photo of an inviting entryway and porch, full of the colors and textures of fall.  I opened up my all-time favorite fall collection, Authentique's Gathering, and put together this card.  I tied some We R Memory Keepers baker's twine on the tag for some extra texture.  

I can't wait to see what you create for this challenge!  Link up your fall creations here.  Have a wonderful day!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Lawnscaping Challenge: Pinterest inspired!

Hello!!!  I'm so super stoked to be coming to you today with another Lawnscaping Challenge--I think you're really going to love it!  Aaaaaaand:  Today is my birthday (insert Beatles guitar riff), so I'm even more giddy than usual!

This challenge is sponsored by the ever-amazing Lawn Fawn, who will be giving the Queen of Green the in stock stamp set of her choosing!  Yay!!

So, since this is a Pinterest-inspired challenge, I looked to my sweet and talented crafty friend, Brenda Smith's visual inspiration board.  I just love how the stuff she pins gets my creative mojo flowing.

I found this album cover she pinned, and the idea for this card just popped right into my head! (the song was already in my head--and has been since I first watched the video!)

I LOVE IT!  I used the dark background, simple typography (Cole's ABCs dies), to match the album cover, and the fox image from Into the Woods just had to pop in there.

If you aren't sure to what I'm referencing, check out the viral video here.  Trust me.  You're welcome.  :)

So, go link up your creation--I can't wait to see what you make!  And, if you don't have Pinterest, no worries.  Just find some visual inspiration online, and make sure you link to it in your blog post.
Have a blessed day!

Monday, October 14, 2013

An exciting announcement, and a fun card

You might have noticed a pretty new badge over there----------->  :)  I am super stoked and honored to share that I have joined the We R Memory Keepers Design Team.  I have been a huge fan of We R for years, so the opportunity to design for them is a tremendous blessing.  So, this thank you card, made with We R's Notable collection (shipping next month!) is in honor of my new team.  Thanks, We R! :)

The papers are from Notable, and the thank you element was fussy cut from one of the papers, and popped up on foam adhesive.  The pretty coordinating twine is from We R, and I used my Corner Chomper to round the corners on the polka dotted paper.  


A special "thank you" to my three year old, who decided that the card needed a little "something extra", and liberally colored on the back (and top front) of the card.  I think it gives it just the right touch!

Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Lawnscaping Video today!

Hey, guys! Head on over to the Lawnscaping blog to check out a video tutorial that I made. (with the technical assistance of my wonderful hubby!)

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Pinspired Challenges: Hosted by Authentique!

Good morning!  I'm happy to be bringing you another Pinspired Challenge; this time hosted by Authentique Paper!  Authentique has amazing paper quality--seriously--you can sit and pet their 12x12--they have a beautiful texture, and beautiful designs.  For our challenge, they are offering up a Halloween themed prize pack, including a 6x6 pad of their Enchanted line!

Here's the inspiration photo you'll be working with for the challenge:

Gorgeous. I admit, I didn't do the beautiful picture justice.

I was super excited to use my new Paper Smooches set!  Can't wait to see what you link up with this beautiful inspiration photo!!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Lawnscaping Challenges: Patterned Paper Craze!

I'm so excited (albeit a few hours late!) to be sharing another creation for Lawnscaping Challenges today!  Today's challenge is dear to my heart, as I LOVE patterned paper, and it truly is one of my favorite crafting goodies!

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This challenge is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp (LOVE them!), and they have offered up a lovely $25 gift certificate to their store! Sweet!

Now for my creation:  I made this layout at the Scrapbook Steals Retreat, and there are so many awesome memories attached to it.  It was amazing to create next to my scrappy sisters (and share supplies!)  I used the Into the Woods 6x6 pad, Into the Woods sequins, and Into the Woods stamps. (See a trend here? ;))