Sunday, December 10, 2017

December 11th - FREE SHIPPING


So have you been busy shopping for loved ones and feeling a little left out?   Do you have a crafty friend that you are not sure what to get to them, well don't miss this opportunity.    

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Sneak peak


So I got a few sneak peak items from the upcoming Occasions Mini, but I really haven't had a chance to play with all my holiday errands.    The new Occasions Mini has a new product that is a must have.   It is called Brusho Crystal Color.    You need to start with watercolor paper at least that is the only thing I found that will help soak up the water from the Aqua Painter.    Next you stamp and heat emboss your image.    Next sprinkle the Brusho Crystal Color and use your Aqua Painter to work in the color powder.   Super easy and fabulous results.      I used the Beautiful Day stamp set that will be available in the new Occasions Mini and paired it up with the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series paper.   Today was a black and white plaid day if you haven't found the theme.    Stay tuned the Occasions Mini comes out in the beginning of the year.    Hopefully I will get to play a little more and perfect this technique and be able to share some more projects with sneak peak items.   

Love the Lightbulbs

So when I saw the lightbulb set in the main catalog I knew I had to get it.   I have been holding off on getting it, but I am going to make up for lost time and start using it now that I purchased and it is in my stamp collection.   Two cute,   there is a reason it is called Watts of Occasions.    So many occasions you can use this set.    I paired up my lightbulb with the Color Theory and Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper.    I colored in the bulb with my aqua painters.     Twine and candy dots finish the card.

Hug in a Mug

So how great are these little mugs in the Hug in a Mug stamp set.   I love that there is a stamp set that helps you stamp the inside of the mug so you don't have to color it in.   Ilove that there is little embellishments to stamp for all the mugs, spoons, straws, marshmellows and the list goes on.    The enjoy comes from the Mini Treat Bag framelits.   I am so happy to have discovered while going through my framelits.   This is the second time I have used the enjoy in the last couple of months!    Twine, candy dots and the Merry Little Christmas designer series paper finish the card. 

Love love the buttons

So I just had to get the Tags & Trimmings stamp set from the Holiday mini.   The little buttons from the holly were a must have!!   They just called to me.    I have a feeling I will be using them a lot.     Here is the stamp set paired up with the beautiful Merry Little Christmas designer series paper.   I have a feeling I will be getting another pack of this paper before it discontinues at the end of this year.   I love the black and white plaid.     The white perfect accents were colored in with a black sharpie. 

Thinking of you

I have been seeing a lot of signs that my love ones are around me lately.   One of the most comforting is seeing the cardinal when it comes around.    I knew I wanted to create a card with the cardinal in the theme.      I used the retired Woodland Textured Embossing Folder then stamped the bird from the retired Among the Branches.     I die cut a heart and then corner rounded the corners.    Tied some twine and stamped the thinking of you from the Art thinking of you stamp set.    I love the simple simplicity of this card.  

Sneak Peak This Year's Christmas Card

Here is this sneak peak into this year's holiday cards.   I actually started them last year, but never ended up finishing them.   Such a quick and simple design that I couldn't send out these cute little cards.  

The hat was punched with the retired Santa hat punch with red and glitering cardstock.    Some silver thread is in the background held in place with dimenstionals.   Sequins and rhinestones are the finishing touches.   The sentiment comes from Technique Junkies.

Getting Ready for the Holidays


So a few years back, I made a similiar banner for my holiday cards.   It had a lot of gold, but that was not my decorating color scheme for the holidays.   I love the bright red and greens.   So I decided to make a new banner for the holidays.    This time I did in the color I love.    I used the American Crafts Hot Cocoa paper, some snowflake wood elements and reindeer ribbon I had in my craft stash.     I used twine, ribbon and eyelets from my retired Stampin' Up! stash.    The mitten is a die from Impression Obsession.    The letters come from the Serif Essentials Sizzex which are now retired.    The banner pieces I freeform made with a little trial and error.        To keep the twine in place.   I die cut two mittens and placed the twine and string in between, then I used my hot glue gun to keep everything in place.  

Friday, December 1, 2017

Christmas Blog Hop

I am super excited today, we are showcasing The Project Bin's fabulous Christmas sentiments in a blog hop sponsored by Card Maker magazine.

The next stop in the blog hop is Clare Prezzia

If for some reason one of the links do not work, you can start from the top at the Card Maker's blog or at the end The Project Bin!    Enjoy the hop!! 

I am super proud of Denise the amazing designer who saw that the crafting community needed beautiful sentiments and with that dream went out and and created them.    Now she has an amazing website where you can get these one of a kind sentiments and has a talented group of designers who create the most beautiful projects with her stamp sets that she showcases on her blog, Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

The first two cards I created for this amazing blog hop were with the Luke 2 stamp set.    Both cards I paired up with the beautiful Stampin' Up!  Bethlehem thinlits.   The sentiment on the first card was heat embossed and then paired up with the Merry Little Christmas designer series paper.   Baker's Twine and enamel dots complete the first card.

The second card I created a Distress Oxide background with Broken China, Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers ink.    

The last card for this blog hop I used the Joyful Song stamp set by The Project Bin.    I love the similicity of this card.   The angel by Taloyer was die cut.    The sentiment was heat embossed.   The half circle was created by tracing my Rubbermaid container lid and then cutting it out.    Pearls and sequins complete the card.       The card stock is Soft Sky. 

Hope you enjoyed this stop in the blog hop.  

Thank you for stopping by and hope to see you in the future.    Feel free to connect with me on Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest.

The next stop in the blog hop is Clare Prezzia

If for some reason one of the links do not work, you can start from the top at the Card Maker's blog or at the end The Project Bin!    Enjoy the hop!! 

Monday, November 27, 2017

Free Shipping

So how amazing is today's sale from Stampin' Up!     This is the perfect time to pick up Stampin' Dimensionals or a pack of white card stock or even a little something for yourself.       I love this sale,  after I am done with social media I making sure I get my order in! 

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So I am thinking of my honey today.   It's been two months without him and I don't know if it gets easier with him not being here.    I pulled out a picure of us from three years ago.   We took a picture in front of my tree every year.   I always put a picture of the two of us from the year and put it in an ornament.  I am so sad to know this year will be my last ornament I will put together.

So here is a scrapbook page of the two of us.    Crafting heals and it makes me happy to preserve our memories together in scrapbook pages.    

The scrapbook page uses the following thinlits:   Sunshine Wishes, Seasonal Layers, Stitched Shapes and Santa Sleigh's.    The sentiment comes from the retired Falling for you.     Love the black and white with Old Olive designer series paper from Merry Little Christmas.   Baker's Twine and retired enamel dots complete the page.

We are Santa's Elves


So while making this card I could not get the song from Rudolph the Red Nose Reinder, "We are Santa's elves".     Love this little guy.     As soon as I saw him the holiday mini, I had to have him.     He comes with 4 great images in the Festive Phrases.   

I colored in the little guy with my Copic Markers and added some Merry Little Christmas designer series paper.   Added some twine and cany dots and he was complete.

A cup of Christmas Cheer

I am lovin' the coffee cup stamp sets that have come out!!!   Merry Cafe and Coffee Cafe are must haves.    Who doesn't need caffeine to keep going through the day!    These sets are perfect to send to anyone.     Add a coffee gift card and you will be on Santa's "nice" list.

Here is the stamp sets paired up with the beautiful Merry Little Christmas designer series paper and the beautiful snowflake from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Rainbow Hugs


So I saved the best for last today.   The quickest card to make and the one that brings the biggest smile to my face.    Is it the rainbows, the sentiment or the fact I made four cards in no time at all.  

The designer series paper made the card.    It is from Simple Stories Sunshine and Happiness.   Need to get more!!!     The heart was die cut.     The sentiment was stamped from the Sending Thoughts stamp set in Primrose Petals ink. 

You + Me


So I was totally inspired by Teresa Kline's card below.    Love the watercolor, love the heart.   I love the design.     I copied a few of the ideas from the card and made it my own.   Thank you Teresa for the inspiration.   

So for the watercolor background I pulled out my Melon Mambo ink refill and Aqua Painter.     The heart was die cut with my Heart framelits and Cherry Cobber card stock     The sentiment comes from the Simon Says Stamp You & Me stamp sets.    Thank you again Tim Holtz for the your amazing platform which made stamping the sentiments so quick and easy.