We Are Family with Simple Stories

Hello, hello! Happy Friday! Today I have a card to share featuring the adorable new fall collection from Simple Stories, We Are Family.

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We Are Family is a bit of a take off of the popular I Am collection from earlier this year. This cute line focuses on all things family, as you can gather from the name of course, with a special emphasis on gratitude and counting your blessings. So perfect for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. But also great, as always, for so much more.

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Recently, I made a couple of all-occasion We Are Family cards for the Simple Stories blog, showcasing some other ways you can use this collection.  And today I thought I would share the first one with you here. A sweet little friendship card in a cute 4.5″x4.5″ size.

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I’ve got tips and details, along with a second card, up on the Simple Stories blog, if you’d like to learn more.

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Just a few more days until my shop opens! So excited!
Thanks for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.

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Supplies:

We Are Family should be hitting stores soon, and I will provide you with quick links to all the products I used today then.
Simple Basics Kit 4701
Collection Kit 4700
4×6 Vertical Journaling Card Elements 4712
SN@P Packs 4723
Bits & Pieces 4729
Photo Stickers 4733
Chipboard Frames 4738
Enamel Dots 4731

Deco Foil a Fall Pumpkin with Therm O Web

Happy Wednesday Friends! Today is a happy day for me, and I am so excited that you all are here so that I can share it with you! Not only do I have a very fun project to share with you…. one of my most favorite kinds of projects of all…. I also get to share a little more information about the news I hinted at in my last post.

But first, here’s a peek at my project for the day.

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Back to School time means it’s fall craft time at my house, and no fall would be complete without a pumpkin project. This year, I’ve crafted up a few shabby sweet fabric pumpkins using my favorite denim from Indygo Junction. These silly pumpkins have goofy giant grins and big button eyes, hand stitched leaves and curly-q vines… and this year, I’ve added in a touch of rustic glamour with the help of Therm O Web’s fabulous iCraft Deco Foil Transfer Sheets.

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And now the news I am so excited to share with you all! After much pondering and soul searching, I have decided to open up a little shop here on my blog, where I plan on offering some of my silly handmade primitive “AudOnes”. As a matter of fact, these little pumpkins will be the first item up in my shop, starting on September 1.

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I hope to have all sorts of fun fall and Halloween creations to share with you, that will be available for a limited time only. My Fall Shop opens next Tuesday, and will close again on November 1st to make room for my holiday items in my Holiday Shop. So if you see something that you like, I hope you will grab it!

A few more details:

My shop will be here on my blog, and you can get to it a couple of ways. Underneath my header photo is a navigation bar where you will find my shop tab…. or you can click on the shop logo in the top right corner of my sidebar, and that will take you there, too. Check out will be through PayPal so that everything is easy, convenient, and safe for all.

Items are all handcrafted by me from new, recycled, vintage, and organic materials and notions. And because they are handmade, expect some variation in each individual item. I’m trying to make multiples of each guy, but some will be truly one-of-a-kind, and I’ll mark it as so.

This is all new to me, and I’ve got a lot to learn. But I’m super excited about this new venture, and hope to grow my own teeny tiny business doing what I love most! Thanks for letting me share my news with you. And huge thanks, as always, for stopping by!

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Here’s a few quick links to some of the products I’ve used today:

Fabric Fuse Liquid Adhesive pictureiCraft® DECO FOIL™ Liquid Adhesive 2.1oziCraft® DECO FOIL™ Transfer Sheets • Pumpkin

StitchnSew Fleece Sew-In High Loft (White 45 in. d/f x 1 Yard pack)May Arts NATURAL Twine String Burlap

 

 

Bird Crazy Back to School Pocket with Ranger

Happy Monday Friends! I am so excited to share that I am guesting today on the Ranger blog, sharing a back to school project featuring Tim Holtz’s adorable and quirky Bird Crazy stamps and matching dies.

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If you’ve got a student heading back to school this month, or are in need of a unique teacher’s gift idea, this little school supply pocket may be just what you’re looking for. I’ve added pencils to mine, but this project is easily adaptable for any number of school supplies such as pens, rulers, erasers, highlighters and much more. I think this would be cute for Post-It notes. Or this fun pocket could even work as a gift card holder, too.

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This pocket holder is actually constructed of just two simple die cuts. I used Tim Holtz’s Postage Stamp Frame Movers & Shapers die, but really almost any large shape die would work. Or in a pinch, even squares or rectangles cut with a paper trimmer will do.

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I created a fun inky background for my holder using Distress Inks, and then added detail with a Tim Holtz layering stencil, stamps, and a few random Remnant Rubs.

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And then I dressed up the cover with some school-themed vintage ephemera and of course that crazy bird. Hopefully he would add a bit of fun to back-to-school time.

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I’ve got the full step-by-step tutorial for creating this pocket pouch up on the Ranger blog, if you’d like to learn more.

And in other news….

Sharing a peek of something fun I’ve got coming up here on the blog, starting next week!

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful day!

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Supplies:

Don’t forget, I’ve got a special discount code for Sizzix products! Use code SZB2015 anytime before December 31st for 15% off regular priced purchases at Sizzix.com. (sorry Sizzix only ships within the US at this time).

Sizzix Big Shot Machine Only

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Postage Stamp Frame Movers & Shapers

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Stampers Anonymous Bird Crazy stamps

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Sizzix Bird Crazy Framelits die set

And if you’re interested in any of the other products I’ve used today, they are linked below for your convenience:

Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Tim Holtz Core'dinations DISTRESS ColorCore 12 x 12 Cardstock GX190000Tim Holtz Idea-ology Ephemera Pack THRIFT SHOP TH93114Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps REFLECTIONS CMS111Tim Holtz Idea-ology NUMBERS REMNANT RUBS TH93056Tim Holtz Layering Stencil MEASURED THS012Tim Holtz Idea-ology 1088 CHITCHAT STICKERS TH92998Tim Holtz Idea-ology JUTE STRING TH93139Tim Holtz Idea-ology TINY ATTACHER Stapler Tool Mini Staples TH92800Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BLACK SOOT Ranger TIM19541Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad FRAYED BURLAP Ranger TIM21469Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SALTY OCEAN Ranger Summer TIM35015Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad CRACKED PISTACHIO TIM43218Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad MUSTARD SEED Ranger TIM20226Tim Holtz Distress Markers WILD HONEY Ranger TDM32762Ranger Inkssentials MINI MISTER Spray Bottle Tool IMMR13593

Ranger Inkssentials WONDER TAPE 1/4 Inch Double Sided 15 ft. IWT273863M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE PermanentRanger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965Ranger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES Brush BRU40842Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET 15 X 18 Reusable NSC20677Tim Holtz Idea-ology SANDING GRIP Block Tool Sand TH92482Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue Dimensional Adhesive GAC17042Ranger Inkssentials US HEAT IT CRAFT TOOL HIT00471 United States UseMartha Stewart MINI SCORING BOARD Score Craft Tool 42-05013

My Creative Time 46th Edition Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the My Creative Time 46th Edition Release Blog Hop! Today is a happy day, because finally it’s release day for all of the wonderful products you’ve been seeing in the sneak peeks throughout this past week. And to celebrate, we are taking one more look at the new stamps and dies from this month’s special fall release. You should have arrived from Leanne’s blog, but if you’ve gotten lost anywhere along the way, you can always pop back to the start at My Creative Time.

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I am so excited to have had the opportunity to play along this week, and in honor of this absolutely adorable fall and Halloween-themed release, I have one last Halloween card to share with you. This is the super cute Fangtastic Day and Too Cute to Spook stamp sets along with their matching dies.

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I absolutely love all the cute images in this months’ release, and couldn’t resist combining a couple of them on my card today. I’ve made a fun nighttime scene for my Trick-or-Treaters, complete with a moonlit water-colored background, and a white gel pen starry sky. The adorable sign post comes in the Too Cute to Spook set, and I love that there are several sentiments that will fit in the sign.

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The sign, mummy, and vampire were water-colored, too, and die cut with their matching dies. I popped the sign and vampire on foam tape for a bit of dimension, and added Glossy Accents to the hair and eyes. A bit of clear Wink of Stella glitter pen adds a final shiny detail to the cloak.

Thank you so much for stopping by! I am the last stop along the hop. But before we go, here’s a bit of information for you about today’s release.

“FREEBIE STAMP”

For our “Freebie” stamp for this release, we are giving away this ADORABLE stamp and die set “Fangtastic Day” to the FIRST 150 shoppers! If you are one of the first 150 shoppers, you do not have to add this set to your cart, as it will be entered automatically. After that, this set will be available for purchase in the shop, along with the rest of today’s release.

***BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY***
For our blog hop giveaway, Emma is giving away a $50 gift card to the “My Creative Time” store to ONE LUCKY winner! ALL you have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs! You are NOT required to comment on EVERY SINGLE blog, but the more you comment on, the MORE chances you have for winning! VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave a way for us to contact you w/your comment just in case “YOU” are the lucky winner! 
 ***SALE ALERT***
ALSO, DON’T FORGET our sale starts RIGHT NOW here: http://shop.my-creative-time.com/New-Release_c40.htm! Use the code: AUGUST2015 to receive a discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to “IN-STOCK” items ONLY. This sale will end on Friday, August 28th @midnight PST.
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The My Creative Time supplies you’ve seen here this week are now available in the shop. And if you’re interested in any of the other products I’ve used today, they are listed and linked below for your convenience:
Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Ranger Surfaces BLACK CARDSTOCK ISB42105BasicGrey BARISTA 12 x 12 Paper Collection Pack CBTA4882Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BLACK SOOT Ranger TIM19541Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PUMICE STONE Ranger TIM27140Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad TATTERED ROSE Ranger TIM20240Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad MOWED LAWN Ranger Summer TIM35008Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SQUEEZED LEMONADE Ranger TIM34940Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SEEDLESS PRESERVES Ranger Fall TIM32847Tsukineko Versamagic CLOUD WHITE INK PAD Archival VG-92Uni-Ball Pen Signo Gel WHITE Two Pack 1919994ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker 025320Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue Dimensional Adhesive GAC17042Tim Holtz Idea-ology SANDING GRIP Block Tool Sand TH924823M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE PermanentRanger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965Fiskars SCALLOP SENTIMENT Border Punch 02860

 

 

 

My Creative Time 46th Edition Release Week- Prehistoric Holidays

Hi everyone! Happy Thursday! It’s sneak peek week over at My Creative Time for their 46th Edition Release, and I am excited to be joining in on the fun with a special guest designer project. Today is day four of the peeks, and Emma is showcasing one last new stamp and die set called Prehistoric Holidays.

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This adorable set is so much fun to play with, and I love how versatile it is. Not only does the set come with this sweet little dinosaur and palm tree you see here, there are also lots of accessories that you can add to dino to dress him up for the upcoming holiday season. And of course there are a great mix of sentiments to help with that, too.

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I decided to make an all-purpose card today with a fun watercolor beach scene that would work perfectly for all sorts of occasions. Wouldn’t this be cute for a birthday card, or perhaps for your child’s first day of school this year? What I love most is that by adding a few accessories, you can change up this same design to become a Halloween, a Christmas, or even a New Year’s card. Now how cool is that?

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The background scene and outer framework have been die cut with the new Stitched Squares Inside & Out die set we showcased earlier this week, and here you can really see the great stitched detailing that goes around both the inside and the outside of each square. I popped the frame up on foam tape for a bit of dimension. Dino was water-colored also, and die cut with the matching die from the set. I added clear Wink of Stella for a bit of shine, and Glossy Accents to his spots for a final touch.

***Sneak Peek giveaway!***

Emma is giving away a free set of today’s new products to one lucky commenter, so don’t forget to leave a comment here, then pop over to the My Creative Time blog to see what the rest of the team has for you. Remember, as always, the more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win.

Good luck everyone! And thanks so much for stopping by! I’ll be back tomorrow at 8 a.m. PST for the 46th Edition Release blog hop. Hope to see you then!

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The My Creative Time supplies you see here will be available in the shop on Friday Aug. 21st, but if you’re interested in any of the other products I’ve used today, they are listed and linked below for your convenience:

Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 40 Sheets NH80LB40Simple Stories SO RAD 6 x 6 Paper Pack 6522Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BRUSHED CORDUROY Ranger TIM21421Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad FRAYED BURLAP Ranger TIM21469Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad ANTIQUE LINEN Ranger TIM19497Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad TUMBLED GLASS Ranger TIM27188Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SALTY OCEAN Ranger Summer TIM35015Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad MOWED LAWN Ranger Summer TIM35008Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad TATTERED ROSE Ranger TIM20240Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad ABANDONED CORAL TIM43188Ranger 4 Oz. MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Paint Glue INK41535ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker 025320Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue Dimensional Adhesive GAC170423M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent

 

My Creative Time 46th Edition Release Week- Fall Friends

Hi everyone! Happy Wednesday! It’s sneak peek week over at My Creative Time for their 46th Edition Release, and I am excited to be joining in on the fun with a special guest designer project. Today is day three of the peeks, and Emma is showcasing a fabulous new stamp and die set called Fall Friends.

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If you love fall as much as I do, then you are going to adore this new set. It’s got lots of fall goodies like pumpkins, acorns, and leaves, a huge variety of sentiments, and some of the cutest fall critters you have ever seen.

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I made a pair of Autumn tags for today using both of the pumpkin images from the set, as well as those adorable squirrels. The sentiment is from the set, as well, and I love that there are fall and Thanksgiving and even a few anytime greetings to choose from.

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I did a quick watercolor using Distress Inks on both the images and the tags themselves. Distress glitter adds sparkle and shine to the pumpkins. I added some stitching to the banners for a bit of extra detail. And the squirrels were die cut using the matching dies from the set.

***Sneak Peek giveaway!***

Emma is giving away a free set of today’s new products to one lucky commenter, so don’t forget to leave a comment here, then pop over to the My Creative Time blog to see what the rest of the team has for you. Remember, as always, the more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win. Good luck everyone! And thanks so much for stopping by!

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The My Creative Time supplies you see here will be available in the shop on Friday Aug. 21st, but if you’re interested in any of the other products I’ve used today, they are listed and linked below for your convenience:

Ranger 8.5 x 11 KRAFT CARDSTOCK Inkssentials Surfaces ISM35244Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BRUSHED CORDUROY Ranger TIM21421Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad RUSTY HINGE Ranger TIM27157Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad ANTIQUE LINEN Ranger TIM19497

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad TUMBLED GLASS Ranger TIM27188Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad MOWED LAWN Ranger Summer TIM35008Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SPICED MARMALADE Ranger TIM21506Tim Holtz Distress Glitter RUSTY HINGE Ranger TDG39242Ranger 4 Oz. MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Paint Glue INK41535Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Creative Time 46th Edition Release Week- Mummy Kisses

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday! It’s sneak peek week over at My Creative Time for their 46th Edition Release, and I am excited to be joining in on the fun with a special guest designer project. Today is day two of the peeks, and Emma is showcasing a fabulous new stamp and die set called Too Cute to Spook.

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Too cute to spook is truly the most perfect name for this new set, because these little images are just about the cutest things ever! I have used the sweet little ghost and mummy, along with just one of the spiders and fabulous sentiments from the set to create a fun Halloween card for today.

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All of my images were stamped onto watercolor paper using Jet Black Archival Ink, and die cut using the matching dies from the set. And then I added a light wash of watercolor using Distress Inks. So quick and easy since the ghost and mummy are mostly white. And finally, I placed my trick-or-treaters into a square window opening die cut using the new Stitched Squares Inside & Out set.

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***Sneak Peek giveaway!***

Emma is giving away a free set of today’s new products to one lucky commenter, so don’t forget to leave a comment here, then pop over to the My Creative Time blog to see what the rest of the team has for you. Remember, as always, the more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win. Good luck everyone! And thanks so much for stopping by!

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The My Creative Time supplies you see here will be available in the shop on Friday Aug. 21st, but in the mean time, the rest of the supplies are listed and linked below:

(Sorry, the patterned paper is super old and is no longer available)

Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Ranger Surfaces BLACK CARDSTOCK ISB42105Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PUMICE STONE Ranger TIM27140Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad TATTERED ROSE Ranger TIM20240Tsukineko Versamagic CLOUD WHITE INK PAD Archival VG-92Tim Holtz Idea-ology SANDING GRIP Block Tool Sand TH92482We R Memory Keepers Cropadile CORNER CHOMPER 70904-6