Tuesday, January 22, 2019

2019 Calendar for Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hi Friends,

Today I have a BIG project on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog.  I hope you will take a few minutes to stop by for a visit.  I used my Planner Essentials dies to make a calendar using lots of great products from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I have a new video showing each page on a flip through. Here is a little preview and video of what's in store.

It is held together with six rings and stands up on it's own.  Each page flips over to reveal a new month and theme with coordinating papers on the back of each page.

Here are the pages 

Well, there you have it!
Until next time,

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Sunday, January 20, 2019

It's A Jungle Out There

Hi Friends,

Today is the first day of the new release from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  Who wouldn't love these adorable little critters from Joset Designs?  Each one is so cute and to go with them she has added some great new vines, a Jeep and some accessories for the animals to wear.   Here is my card for today and there will be lots more to share soon.  I've used the Monkey, the Safari Jeep and the Safari Sayings.

See you soon,

Friday, January 18, 2019

More Sneak Peeks

Hi everyone,

I'm back today to share another sneak peek for Karen Burniston's Pop Up dies.  This time it's the new Woven Basket Die set and Karen has already provided a video for the assembly and I have included a link at the end of the post.  Hope you have a few minutes to take a look.  

I have combined the new Woven Basket with some yummy cupcakes from the Cupcake Pop Up die, the Happy Birthday and the Explosion Die sets.  Who wouldn't want a basket full of cupcakes?  I love to mix up the sets and can't wait to make more baskets.  The theme for these cute baskets is limited only by your imagination.  

This card stands up on it's own but can be closed completely flat for mailing.

Karen's video can be seen by clicking here!  Some of the dies I used are also linked below but the new ones are only available for pre order at the moment.   They will be shipping on January 31 and I will come back to add the links when they are available.

Have a great and creative day,

Monday, January 14, 2019

A Little Sneak Peek

Hi my friends,

Today is pretty exciting because it is the first of many sneak peeks for the newest release from Karen Burniston.  There are so many fun dies in this release that it was hard to decide what I wanted to share first.  I finally decided to begin with the Ice Cream Sundae Pop Up - 

For my card I used a combination of  new dies.  All the yummy scoops of ice cream, bowl and spoon along with the syrup, whip cream and a cherry come with the pop up portion.  This set also includes a cute ice cream cone that I will use soon on another card.  It is easy to make a complete card with just this one set.  The word sets and borders are separate.  You can see a photo below of all the new dies and you can start to pre-order on January 21 with shipping beginning on January 31. I'm excited about all of them and can't wait to share more with you.

Karen has been hard at work making instruction videos for each of the new die sets so no need to worry about how to put them together.

If you aren't already a member of Karen's Pop Up Peeps on Facebook, now would be a good to join. I'm sure there will be great sneak peeks from the rest of the team all week long.

That's it for today.   I will see you soon with another sneak peek.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Happy Birthday Marilyn

Hi my friends,

Today I'm on my way to a birthday luncheon for my friend Marilyn.  She is celebrating a big one today so that calls for celebration.

Before I take off I thought I would share the card I made for her.  I used so many lovey Elizabeth Craft Designs Products on this card and I'm pretty happy with the results.  Although I always thought that flowers were not my thing, I really like these and they are not hard to make.

No more time for chatting, have to go now but I have linked all the products I used below.

See you soon,

Tuesday, January 8, 2019


Hi friends, today I'm sharing a card made for the Paper Pros "LOVE" challenge.  Last week I made a card that everyone liked so I decided to use the same technique for a Valentine Card.

I shared the technique in my post from last week with all the details so if you are wanting to take a look, you can find it here.

See you soon,

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Put Your Stamp On It for A Vintage Journey

Hello Vintage Travelers and welcome,
Happy New Year to one and all.  This time the Creative Guides were asked to "Put Your Stamp On It" which is a wonderful prompt to get out the stamps and use something that may have been forgotten for awhile.  For my card I used one of my favorite background stamps and the Queen Of Hearts from my Tim Holtz stamp collection. 

I began with a piece of manila cardstock, added some color to it by dragging it through some Distress Oxide ink that I placed on my craft mat with a spritz of water.  Next I stamped the bottom portion with my background stamp using some Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink.

After cutting all my pieces to size, this is an A2 card, I layered them together.

I used a piece of seam binding ribbon that was already colored with red ink from another project, how perfect.  It seems that a crown is the perfect charm for this card so added it to the bow.

After stamping the queen twice and heat embossing - I fussy cut them out and layered them together.  Next comes a little color but only in certain spots.  I used some double sided tape to adhere the stamped cards on the front of the card.

I'm so happy that you stopped by and hope you will visit the Vintage Journey blog by clicking here.  You will love what you see from all the other talented Creative Guides.

Happy travels until next time,