Wednesday, December 30, 2015

DoubleClick Skittles Challenge

 Welcome to Week 2 of the newest challenge at DoubleClick Skittles!

Challenge #38 - Something New

Dec. 23 - Jan. 5

My "something new" is a gift.  Valentine's Day is just around the corner and this fun card could definitely double as a Valentine or Thank You card.  

I'm featuring the brand new release, Frosty Kisses, using the Frosty Skittles, as well as Cranberry Skittles.   


 
The little mouse was cut with my Cricut Explore, using the Winter Frolic image.  The pretty papers are from We R Memory Keepers, Inked Rose collection, and finished off with lovely May Arts Ribbons.


The new Holiday colors for the 2015 year!!  Grab some today and start the New Year crafting with "Something New".  You will love them, I promise!

Frosty Kisses 2015


Holiday Traditions 2015


You can shop below for these and other Skittles colors.   A 3 pk is typically under $4.00 (75 skittles) and this includes FREE USA SHIPPING, plus, Paypal is accepted.  You're supporting small business and products made in the USA, when you purchase Skittles.  Each batch is handmade, by Carri.  And, the new release has sparkle built in!


Join the "Something New" challenge and be entered for a fun prize that includes free Skittles, but be sure and read the rules, as backlinking is not allowed.  Skittles are not required to play so come on... link up and come and play with us!


Thanks for stopping by!

Terri

 
Additional Supplies:
Xyron Adhesive
Lil Inker Designs Flag Banner die
Lifestyle Crafts nesting dies
Foam squares
White gel pen
Tombow Dual Brush markers
Tombow Mono Aqua Glue


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#cre8time #madeintheusa #supportsmallbusinesses #frostykisses #xyron
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Monday, December 28, 2015

Product Review for Heartfelt Creations - Coffee Talk (Part 1)

(FTC Disclosure: I have been compensated in product for this review.  All opinions are my own and are reflective of products that I use and love.)

When I heard that Heartfelt Creations was coming out with a coffee themed collection, my heart leapt.  I'm slightly obsessed with coffee. Pair that with an added craft obsession and we have a
win-win, folks.  Introducing, the Heartfelt Creations Coffee Talk collection.    




So, what separates this collection from others?  Well, first, we're talking Heartfelt Creations, folks.  We're also talking earth tones; the basic beginnings of any good cup of brew, or delicate, porcelain pot of honey sweetened tea.  Add to that, varying shades of blue, which any good color analyst will tell you, represents peace and tranquility.   Do you see where I'm going with this?




I've used elements from several different pages for the scrapbook layout above.  Trying to decide which background to use?  Difficult.  They're all so lush and detailed and well...... amazing!  I finally settled on this wordy background full of quotes and sentiments.  


Heartfelt Creations has really put a lot of thought into this collection.  There are so many special elements from tags and borders to framed images that are perfect for card making.   I could make cards all day with these lovely papers; the list of coffee lovers in my life is literally endless.  




I had to add one of the sentiments above, that says "I like my sugar with coffee and cream."  That is SO, me.  Below, I've listed my current top 3 favorite coffee blends.  



There was so much to discover with this new collection.  I thought I'd split my review into 2 parts and feature their large Coffee Mug Cling Stamp, later this week.  The stamp is so large, it nearly spans the entire length of my hand.  I love it!

For now, feel free to shop and peruse the Coffee Talk section at Heartfelt Creations, here.  Take a peek at Emma Lou's video which is chock full of delightful tips, techniques and creations from the design team.  Look for my post later this week, featuring the Coffee Mug Stamp, water coloring and a mug shaped card.  Thank you so much for stopping by!  

Terri from Waving My Wand


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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

DoubleClick Skittles Challenge - Something New

 Welcome to a brand new challenge at DoubleClick Skittles!

Challenge #38 - Something New

Dec. 23 - Jan. 5

So what's my "something new"?  Why, fresh, newly fallen rain, of course.  Don't you just love the smell of fresh rain?  I do.  Especially in the Spring, when it mixes with the smell of fresh cut grass..... mmm.... And, there's nothing like being a kid and stomping in the rain and puddles.  Those were good times.



I'm using the Frosty Blue Skittles from the newest holiday release, Frosty Kisses.  This card is a real beauty in person, let me tell you.  My edges were inked with Ranger Faded Jeans distress ink and the raindrops are a digital image from Creativebug.   I used the Print and Cut feature of my Cricut Explore, then accented with Glossy Accents, to give my rain that "wet" look, adding a few "droplets" of Skittles.



The umbrella is also a free digital file that was offered up by Jillibean Soup.  I love how this umbrella turned out!  I used Ranger Fossilized Amber, chalk ink, liquid pearls and more Glossy Accents. 



The new Holiday colors for the 2015 year!!  Grab some today and start the New Year crafting with "Something New".  You will love them, I promise!

Frosty Kisses 2015


Holiday Traditions 2015


You can shop below for these and other Skittles colors.   A 3 pk is typically under $4.00 (75 skittles) and this includes FREE USA SHIPPING, plus, Paypal is accepted.  You're supporting small business and product made in the USA, when you purchase Skittles.  Each batch is handmade, by Carri.  And, the new release has sparkle built in!



Join the "Something New" challenge and be entered for a fun prize that includes free Skittles, but be sure and read the rules, as backlinking is not allowed.  Skittles are not required to play so come on... link up and come and play with us!


Thanks for stopping by!

Terri


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Additional Supplies:
American Crafts White textured cardstock
Patterned paper (maker unknown)
Quick Quotes Powder Puff white chalk ink
Xyron adhesive runner
Ranger Platinum Pearl liquid pearls
Spellbinders Celebrations Sunny Days stamp
Ranger Black Archival Ink

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#diy #homedecor #craft #cardmaking #scrapbook #papercrafters
#cre8time #madeintheusa #supportsmallbusiness #frostykisses #holidaytraditions #xyron
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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Christmas Stocking Paper Pockets

 (FTC disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links so, if you purchase a product using the link I may receive a small commission. I only participate in affiliate programs that feature products that I use and love. Your purchase price is not affected in any way, by using my links.)
This past week, I was trying to come up with something creative that I could use to fill with treats, and pass out to my co-workers.  I work with a fun bunch and on any given day during the holidays, I'm liable to find a little treat that someone snuck onto my desk when I wasn't looking.

So, while pondering and drawing in my craft room recently, I drew a little slipper sock for another project and decided to turn it into a png file.  The great thing about png images, is if you're savvy with loading images to your electonic die cutting machine, you can then enlarge and edit the image.  If I wanted to, I could turn this into a folded shaped card, however, today, I've enlarged and cut out a bunch of these little stockings and turned them into treat pockets, using my Cricut Explore.


This is the image I drew, below.  I then photographed the image and edited it with Pic Monkey software on my desktop, filling it in so it would  be easier to cut.  Next, I uploaded the image to my Cricut Explore and the rest is history.  I did cut some of the stockings in reverse also, so the cardstock would be double-sided.  I've used some of my favorite products to create these little stockings, including DCWV paper, Xyron Adhesive, May Arts Ribbon from their online retail store, The Ribbon Resource, Unity Stamps, Spellbinders..... product details and shopping links are at the end of my post.




If you'd like to save this png file for yourself, I'm giving this to you free.  Just place your cursor over the image, right click and save to your computer.  If you'd like to credit Waving My Wand when you use it, that would be lovely.






Notice the little topper on the stocking?  I just used some extra cardstock and a corner rounder punch  to make it look more like a Christmas stocking.  Originally, I used this image as a slipper footie sock on another project.


Thanks for stopping by and if you decide to create something with this png, I'd love for you to share it with me on any of my social media links below.  Thanks and Merry Christmas!



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Friday, December 18, 2015

Mountain Plains Crafters Challenge with Graphic 45 + A Prize!

 (FTC disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links so, if you purchase a product using the link I may receive a small commission. I only participate in affiliate programs that feature products that I use and love. Your purchase price is not affected in any way, by using my links.)
It has been waaaay too long since we had a fun challenge at MPC.  With Christmas just around the corner, it's time to have a little fun and give away a prize!

We were told to make two projects by Sheryl, who is heading up this fun event.   We needed to use a die cut and metal.  

I absolutely adore the new Simply G45 program at Graphic 45.  Easy, simple projects that you can make quickly.  That is the route that I took for my card which features Graphic 45's, "Twas the Night Before Christmas" paper collection, which I've also used on my second project as well.


My crafty pal Paula, also one of the MPC DT's, gifted me with some Maya Road chipboard, so I covered the scalloped chipboard with my paper, tracing the outline and fussy cutting.  Notice those snowflakes on the paper?  Pay close attention because those will pop up in my second project too.

from: Scrapbook.com



 Here's a close-up of a candy cane that I fussy cut from my G45 paper.  I fashioned and frayed a burlap centerpiece from my May Arts Ribbon Faux Burlap ribbon and added the embellished candy cane which is covered in a gold Skittle from DoubleClick Skittles.



Now, for my second project, I used my Cricut Explore and the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 cartridge, to cut this fun little treat box using the G45 Twas The Night Before Christmas paper.  This came together really quickly which is essential as we are all super busy this time of year, right?  I trimmed some G45 border from my paper and adhered it and added a gorgeous lime green polka dot bow that matched my paper.  I'll have shopping links at the bottom of this post, if you're interested in some of these items.  Bonus!


 Now, I actually used my die cut and my metal on the same project.  Even better, my die cut is metal!  To make these fun Poinsettias, I used the Spellbinders Celebrations Just Because Flower dies with Spellbinders Media Mixage metal foil sheets, then punched out the G45 snowflakes with the accompanying Spellbinders circle die.  Such a pretty and fun decorative little accent to my Graphic 45 treat box!  


Now, of course, there's a prize involved,  Get all the details on the MPC blog here:


Be sure and "like" our Community Facebook page here:


 Thank you so much to Graphic 45 for sponsoring this event, and good luck! 
Oh, and Merry Christmas!


 

I would also love it if you would choose to follow any of my social media, including clicking on that little blue Friend Connect button on the right of my blog side bar, and follow me!


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Supplies Used:

Score-pal 1/4" Adhesive tape
Maya Road Scalloped Chipboard


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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Fringed Burlap Tree for May Arts Ribbon

I'm sharing a super fun home d├ęcor piece today on the May Arts Ribbon blog; a Fringed Burlap Ribbon Tree, made with the Faux Silver Burlap Ribbon and Wired Ivory Beads.

Head on over and check out all the photos and details, and make one for yourself!  While you're there, leave a little comment letting me know what you think. 


These ribbons are available at The Ribbon Resource - May Arts Ribbon Retail Store .

445-15-31 1.5” Silver Faux Burlap Ribbon


"1.5 inch Silver Faux Burlap Ribbon" - $5.45

"This 1.5 inch silver faux burlap ribbon has the rustic look of jute and burlap that is so popular, yet keeps a much cleaner appearance thanks to being a woven polyester. The wire edge allows you to bend and shape your creations and decorations with ease. Ideal for wreaths, favors, gift wrapping and more."

FY-09 3/16” Ivory Wired Beads


"3/16 Inch Ivory Wired Beads" - $5.95

"This narrow 3/16 inch by 25 yard roll of ivory wired beads will add luster and interest to all your crafting projects. Wrap around Christmas ornaments, embellish craft projects, or use with ribbon for floral arrangements and wrapping gift baskets and packages."

Don't forget, for every purchase made before Christmas you will receive one 25 yard roll of Christmas ribbon, FREE!  You might also get free shipping from a pop up box when you visit The Ribbon Resource - May Arts Ribbon Retail Store .  You can't beat that!  New 5 yard bundles are available for smaller projects. 

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Snowman Challenge at DoubleClick Skittles

 Welcome to Week 2 of the newest challenge at DoubleClick Skittles!

Challenge #37 - Use a Snowman

Dec. 9 - Dec. 22

For this project, I'm using the new Holiday Traditions bubble embellishments. You can purchase both of the new releases, Holiday Traditions and Frosty Kisses, right here:



I like to upcycle, particularly since I seem to hold on to EVERYTHING!  So, I grabbed this medium size kraft bag that I had received in a craft order awhile back and embossed with my Cuttlebug and Tim Holtz Merry Christmas embossing folder.  I inked the raised sentiment with my Hero Arts Green ombre ink, then used a sponge dabber for white chalk ink snowballs.



This cute snowman is a sticker from K&Company and I adhered it to white cardstock and fussy cut it, so I could pop it out with foam squares and it would hold it's shape better.  I placed my Rudolph Red Skittles bubble embellishment on old Frosty's scarf.
 

I added an olive green faux burlap ribbon border using my May Arts Ribbon, then added a strip of DCWV cardstock which coordinated nicely with my Holiday Traditions Skittles.  Did you know that all the new newest Skittles have sparkle?  Yup.  They're kind of awesome, that way.  I usually use clear glue to adhere my Skittles but you can always use adhesive dots as well.  Sometimes, I add a touch of Stickles glitter glue with my drop of clear glue, for that extra wow factor. 
 


 The new Holiday colors for the 2015 year!!

Frosty Kisses 2015


Holiday Traditions 2015


You can shop below for these and other Skittles colors.   A 3 pk is typically under $4.00 (75 skittles) and this includes FREE USA SHIPPING, plus, Paypal is accepted.



Join the Snowman challenge and be entered for a fun prize that includes free Skittles, but be sure and read the rules, as backlinking is not allowed.  Skittles are not required to play so come on... link up and come and play with us!


Thanks for stopping by!

Terri


Additional Supplies:
Quick Quotes Powder Puff white chalk ink
Tombow Mono Aqua Glue
Xyron adhesive runner
Stickles Glitter glue



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#diy #homedecor #craft #cardmaking #scrapbook #papercrafters
#cre8time #madeintheusa #supportsmallbusiness #frostykisses #holidaytraditions #mayartsribbon #ribbonresource #xyron #tombow #dcwv #christmas #plaid #gold #rudolph #grinch #frosty

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Winter Coffee Lovers Hop + International Tea Day

 (FTC disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links so, if you purchase a product using the link I may receive a small commission. I only participate in affiliate programs that feature products that I use and love. Your purchase price is not affected in any way, by using my links.)
Today is International Tea Day.  I live in the South and we love our tea.  Usually, I drink it as a tall iced cold glass of sweet tea, but on occasion, I do enjoy a nice hot cup of tea.  My favorite is Sweet Coconut Chai.  Oh yes.  It's that good.

(**Visit this link for another giveaway that ends 12/20/15:  MPC G45 Giveaway)


 Of course, there's a super fun blog hop going on all week, the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  You should join in!  It's a whole lot of fun and there's so much creativity, inspiration and sponsored giveaways as well.  Earlier in the week, I linked up my creation for The Ribbon Resource and celebrated with a cocoa themed project. 



Today, it's all about the tea.


I got this great coffee cup stencil from Stamplorations.  It's perfect to use as a tea cup as well.  I went all mixed media and CAS (clean and simple) on this project.  Lots of ink, glitter, splatters and bling!




I outlined my stenciled image with Mod Podge Dimensional Magic glue, then sprinkled some green super fine glitter and allowed it to dry.  My background was watercolored with Ranger Brushed Corduroy in varying diluted shades, and splattered with several inks, which I'll list at the end of this post.


Finally, I've inked a brand new stamp, also from Stamplorations and designed by my crafty pal, Becca Dawn from her Big Grins line.  This set is called, "Caffeinated Christmas" and I've chosen this fun tea sentiment to accompany my project.  It was inked with my Hero Arts green ombre ink, then outlined with a Bic Mark-It lime green pen to enhance the image.  I love how it turned out.   I rounded this card out with some bling which includes bubble embellishments from DoubleClick Skittles, and tiny sequins.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful holiday season.  Merry Christmas!

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Additional Supplies:
Quick Quotes Powder Puff Chalk ink in Coconut White and Mocha
Mod Podge Dimensional Magic Glue
PPP 4 mm Christmas Mix sequins

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