Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Paper Bakery

Happy New Year's Eve! I'm super excited for a new year how about you? Well, as you all know my beloved Sweet Peach closed but as they say "when one door closes another opens" well this is so true! I was asked to join the The Paper Bakery (website goes live Jan. 2 and we saw a sneak and let me tell you it is amazing!)! So I start in January and let me just say I love this months kit! So I thought I would share some sneaks with you. I worked with this months add on kit.

Here is a sneak peak at my first project for The Paper Bakery. I choose to make a canvas wall hanging. (canvas and ruler not included in the kit)

Love this! (spool not in kit)

Thursday, December 29, 2011

I didn't eat the M&M's

I just had to share these pictures of Hannah. She helped herself to some mini M&M's and this is what she looked like after.

I didn't eat the M&M's or....

did I?!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Hambly Studio Design Team Blog Hop

Welcome to the Hambly Design Team Blog Hop!

We'd like to introduce you to the new design team members through a blog hop (and giveaway). Visit all 16 designer's blogs, where you can read a little bit about each member and see a project and/or tip about Hambly products. Leave a comment on each of their blog hop posts, then go to the Hambly blog and leave comment. On Dec. 19th 2011 at 12 noon PST we will randomly pick and announce the winners on the Hambly Blog .

Angela Gutshall  PA you are here
Corrie Jones  GA
Felicitas Klink Germany
Iris Babao Uy   Philippines
Janna Werner Germany
Jaz Lee Soo Hui  Singapore
Jennifer Rzasa  MA
Karine Cazenave  France
Kirsty Neale   UK 
Leeann Pearce   Australia
Leah Farquharson  FL
Maisa Mendonça  Brazil
Marie Ramirez  CA
Mou Saha  FL
Paige Evans  CA
Pearl Lui  NY

So this is my layout I created using the wonderful Hambly Studio overlays, papers, and rub ons.

I really love their Stitched rub ons.

And check out the cute deer! I rubbed it on a piece of white paper and cut it out.

And here are 10 fun facts about me:

1. I have been married to the love of my life for 11 years.
2. I have 4 blessings under the age of 6!
3. I love my chai tea in the morning and a cup in the afternoon.
4. I'm a country girl who would not make it in the city.
5. I love to bake!
6. My favorite color is green
7. I like to think I'm organized
8. I like watching the old Walton's episodes
9. I love to read
10. I have lived in the same are ALL my life!

Thank you so much for stopping by and learning a little about me and now it's time to head on over to Corrie's blog next.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Burlap & Buttercups December Kit

I was so excited to get to work with Burlap & Buttercups first Burlap Sack kit!!! This kit is perfect for me! The colors and patterns and all the yummy embellishments. The kit will be up for sale this weekend so head on over the site and check it out!

Oh and see that burlap comes in the kit!!! How cool is that?!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A Just for Fun Layout

I had this idea for a "fun" layout so I had some crafty time yesterday and got to work on this layout. I loved how simple it is. I used some Webster's Pages and some "extra" embellishments that have been floating in my stash.

This is miss Hannah being silly.

See the U R. It is suppose to go with the tag to so it says "U R Beaufiful You".

Monday, December 12, 2011

A Sweet Peach Goodbye

Well, some of you might have heard but if not December is the last Sweet Peach kit. Corrie, the owner has been so amazingly awesome to work for/with! We have become such great friends and I'm thankful for that. And the team of talented girls will always be someone I call friend. I'm going to miss these kits but completely understand how overwhelming running a business can be. So I wanted to share my layouts from the Dec. Sweet Kit.

This one is Noah giving Hannah a flower. Such a cute picture. I used the sketch by Keri.

I love the cute Webster's Pages pins! And that adorable ribbon so cute!

Scallop punch banner.

This is Faith wear her favorite outfit! She seriously has to wear this once a week. And take a look at the paper. It's the back of the Webster's Pages Tags. and the journaling stripes are from the Prima packaging.

This little tag from Webster's Pages fits this layout perfectly. And the pin matches too.

This is Faith climbing the rock wall. Such fun colors in this kit!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Family Picture Frame

Lately I have been loving altering items! So I had this frame I found and it needed a little more than just pictures. So I pulled out some Pink Paislee and Studio Calico Papers and some fun embellishments and created this fun little frame. It can be hung or stood up on a stand.

Here is what the frame looked like plain.

I had some cute beads I got and made a little banner out of them. I also used one of the Pink Paislee tassels I had.

Here I took the Pink Paislee wooden alphas and painted them with Crackle Paint. I also then distressed them with distressing ink.

Here are the close ups of each picture.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Hambly Studio Stocking Gift Card Holder Tutorial

I so excited today is my first blog posy over at Hambly Studio I Love working with there overlays, papers, rubons, and tape!!

Today I would like to show you how to make a fun gift card holder. I made these so they could hang on my tree and when my family comes over they can go and find theirs off the tree. I really love how the Hambly overlays worked with this project.

First, you need a solid cardstock. I used both kraft and white. You also need a patterned stocking, mitten, ect. I went online and found a stocking coloring page and printed it out. Make sure you print out 2 copies. The second copy is to cut out the toe, heel, and top. And you will need a pencil to trace and scissors to cut. I also used a variety of Hambly products such as: Hambly Overlays Lattice HO837, Houndstooth HO674, Mini Brocade HO844, High Tea HO801, Falling Snowflakes HO759,
Frosty Snowflakes HO541, Grandma's Wallpaper, Houndstooth HO673, Washi Tape #2 DT102, P7901 Alphabet, P7904 Christmas, P7855 Alphabet, Sewing Rub-on R544

Next, I traced the stockings on my cardstock. Make sure to flip the second one since most cardstock has a textured side.

Then I took the toe, heel, and top and place them on the Hambly overlays and cut out my patterns. I cut out 2 of each one for the front and one for the back of the stocking.

Here is what it looks like together. I adhered the Hambly Overlays to the stocking.

Then I put the 2 pieces of stocking together and sewed around the sides. *make sure not to sew the top*

Then once your done sewing you can decorate how ever you like. Here is a picture of the finished stocking and a close up of the details. I chose to use Hambly kraft stickers, Hambly Alpha stickers, Hambly Washi Tape, Hambly Rub-on, and buttons from my stash. Also I used a black sharpie to make my "stitches" around the top, heel, and toe.

Here are 2 more stockings I made. The letters on each of the stockings are the first initial in each of my nephew and nieces names. And then I added their gift card and some candy. Also wanted to mention I just poked a hole in the back and added the twine to hang it.

I hope I have inspired you to make giving cards a little more personal.