Friday, November 30, 2012

The December Issue of The Paper Cut by GCD Studios.

Here it is and it is packed with inspiration for all of your December crafty needs!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

I hope you are enjoying the Authentique and Helmar Hop!  There have been some fabulous projects this week and I hope you haven't missed any of them.  Make sure you are checking out the Authentique Blog as well as the Helmar Blog to see what the two teams have been up to.  
I love this time of the year when I can make hand crafted gifts.  Tags... we all love them and need them to put on gifts.  So, I made this tag gift set...perfect for a little Christmas gift.  What did I use to create this fabulous tag gift set?  Why Authentique and Helmar for course!  

Here is what I did and I used the Peaceful and Festive Collections.

I used my Silhouette to cut out the box holding the tags as will as some of the tags.  Hope you liked my project!  Make sure you are leaving comments on the Authentique Blog because they are giving away a prize pack!  Thanks Helmar!

Supplies Used:
Festive Collection: Merry #FES006, Believe #FES003, Yuletide #FES005 and Jolly #FES007
Peaceful Collection: Freeze #PEA001 and Chill #PEA004
Wonder Collection: Excerpts #DW0006

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Mix it up with Imaginisce!

If you are looking for the Simple Stories and Helmar Blog post...scroll down.  It is just after this Imaginisce post.'s day 3 and I am up on the Imaginisce Blog today sharing a fun Mix It Up project, but I will share it with you here too!   I love mixing up collections and I often find myself doing just that.  I got a little crazy and mixed up a whole lot of Imaginisce collections.  I will have a list below of the collections I used.

Holiday picks are fun and I thought I would create a bunch of them.  These can be used in cakes, to decorate for a holiday or to embellish a gift wrap.  I made one for every major holiday including a birthday one.  Here's a look.

I decorated this jar and filled it with rice so that all of the picks would stay standing up.

Fun idea huh?  So, would you like to join in the challenge?  Here are the guild lines:

Create a layout or card mixing 3 Imaginisce collections.
 They must use paper from 1 collection, chipboard embellishments from another collection & die cuts from a third collection.

We would love to see how you mix up Imaginisce products.  Share with us your creations on the Imaginisce Facebook Page!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Imaginisce Supplies Used:
Hello Cupcake Patterned Paper and Die Cuts, Love You More Patterned Paper and Stickers, Hippity Hop Patterned Paper and Die Cuts, Christmas Cheer Patterned Paper, Making Waves Patterned Paper, Monster Mash Patterned Paper, Canvas Stickers and Sticker Stackers.

Oh...One more thing!  We are still taking applications for the 2013-2014 Design Team!  We would love for you to join us! you can find out details HERE or click on the call below!

Epiphany and Simple Stories together!

I hope you have been enjoying all of the projects that the Simple Stories and Epiphany design teams have been sharing with you.  Today I want to share with you a couple of cards I made these cards using Simple Stories Handmade Handmade Holiday Collection and Harvest Lane Collection.  Epiphany's Shape Studio Oval 25, Bubble Caps Oval 25 and Metal Settings Oval 25.

As you can see I made the Metal Settings my main focus on both of the cards.

I cut this card out with the help of my Silhouette and hung the metal charm in the center using a jump ring an eyelet.

I used my Silhouette for this card as well and centered the metal charm in the center, but wait...this card has a surprise.

It opens up!  I used some velcrow to help keep the card shut.

I loved using Epiphany charms to help give my cards that extra special touch. 

Simple Stories Supplies:
Harvest Lane Collection: 6x6 Paper Pad #2601, Wood/Tablecloth #2616
Expressions Cardstock Stickers #2603
Handmade Holiday Collection: Kraft Muslin/ Dictionary #2620, 6x6 Paper Pad #2701, Expressions Cardstock Stickers # 2703, Red Dot/ Santa's List #2717, Green Holly/Notebook #2718 and Fundamental Cardstock Stickers #2702

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Authentique's November Inspiration Color Challenge!

Hey all!  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and stuffed yourself full of turkey...I know I did!  Now, it's time to jump back into the scrapping saddle and get your craft on!

Today I would like to share with you Authentique's November Inspiration Color Challenge!  Here's a look at our colors!

Don't you just love these colors?  Here is a look at what did!

So fun right?  I really love how this turned out.  I used the Original Collection, which is perfect for this challenge.  Want to play along?'s how!

Just use the challenge inspiration to create as many projects as you'd like.
winner will be randomly selected from all the qualified entries to receive an Authentique Paper prize pack!
{The more projects you create, the better your chances are of winning!}


- You will have until Wednesday, December 12th at midnight {PST} to enter.

- You will need to create a separate entry for each submission. {You can submit as many projects as you want!}

- Use the Linky Tool at the bottom of the November Inspiration Color Challenge post on the Authentique Blog and link it directly to your entry.

- You must provide a link somewhere in your entry back here to the Authentique Paper blog.

- Anyone can play along, but you must use products from Authentique Paper on your project if you would like to be able to win. {You can add in whatever other products you'd long as you are using at least 50% Authentique Paper product on your project.}

- You must provide a supply list of Authentique Paper products used on your entry.

We hope to see all of your fabulous entries!  Yay for rocks! Thanks for stopping by today!

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Hard Core ' with Imaginisce and Core'dinations!

If you are looking for the Authentique Inspiration Color Challenge...just scroll down to the next post.  It is a full day today :)

Hey all of my Imaginisce and Core'dinations fans!  Are you having fun on the Hard Core' Hop?  I love using Imaginisce and Core'dinations together.  Why you ask?  Well Imaginisce has all these crazy fun tools that work so perfectly with Cor'dinations Cardstock.  Let me just show you you what I did...hehe!

Look you see the distressing?  The cardstock is from Core'dinations.  I used Imaginisce's  Duel Tip Embossing Tool to emboss the pattern on the card,the D-Stress to distress the roses and edges of the leaves and the Petal Roller to roll the roses.  The tools and Core'dinations paper work hand in hand...fabulous!  I also used Imaginisce's Love You More Collection and Core'dinations Tim Holtz Distress Collection and some Core'Essentials.

This hop goes until December 2nd, so make sure you check the Core'dinations Blog to find out where to go to see all of the wonderful projects.  Today Imaginisce is featured so make sure you check out the Imaginisce Blog!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Inspired by Pinterest...a GCD Studio scrappy Christmas Trees

Pinterest is a huge source for crafty inspiration.  Today and I am excited to share with you a layout inspired by Pinterest.  So here's a look.

So, this is what I did.  I stared off by choosing how I was going to create my tree to make it similar to the idea off Pinterest.  I cut out a scalloped borders using my Silhouette...genious!

I then started adding them to my paper, making each one a little shorted than the last one.  I curled the scallops by using my nail.  

See how it looks after I have made each border shorter an shorter.

Now, I just dressed it up a bit.  It didn't need a whole lot because the main embellishment was the tree itself.

Go ahead...try it.  I am thrilled at how it turned out.  Thanks for stopping by today and happy crafing!

GCD Supplies: Slendor- Woven Chevron #1686, Letter Tiles #1680, Boutanique- Elegant #1710, Country Charm- Strawberry Jam #1510

Other Supplies: Silhouette, Twine, Brad and Cardstock

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Handmade Holiday Blog Hop!

Welcome crafty friends!  This has been a fabulous hop and I am sad that it is the last day. We truly have been inspired.  I am representing Authentique.  I love the quality product Authentique puts out, it is perfect for my crafty needs. 

I want to share with you a burlap banner I made adorned with Authentique.

Fun right?  I am excited to have this hanging in my crafty room as part of my holiday decor. For this project I used:
Festive Collection: Merry #FES006, Believe #FES003, Yuletide #FES005, Jolly #FES007 and Details #FES007
Peaceful Collection: Freeze #FRE001 and Chill #FRE004
Wonder Collection: Excerpts #DW0006

So, you wanna win some prizes?  Authentique will be giving away 4 6x6 paper pads of their latest and greatest...Lovely, Original, Peaceful and Festive!  Make sure you are leaving comments here as well as on the Authentique Blog.  

Now...move on, it's time to get some more inspiration.  Head on over to Jessica Fick's Blog!  There is a list of the participating blogs below in case you get lost.  Thanks for stopping by and Happy Holidays!

 Clearsnap –
Donna Salazar Designs –
Eileen Hull for Sizzix
Globecraft Memories –
Dana Warren - Hampton Art -
Steph Ackerman – Globecraft Memories -
Arlene Cuevas – Graphic 45 -
Susan Lui – Graphic 45 -
Ashley Bores – The Twinery -
Mistra Hoolahan – Donna Salazar Designs -
Nina Yang - Hampton Art -
Angie Blom – Authentique Paper -
Denise Hahn – Clearsnap –
Stephenie Hamen – Fiskateers -
Guiseppa Gubler – Authentique Paper -  <
Jessica Fick – The Twinery -

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