Friday, August 29, 2014

Crafty News!


I'm super thrilled to announce that I'm continuing on the
2014 -2015
I'm super grateful for the opportunity to play with Heidi's new collections!

Make sure you stop by the Chickaniddy Crafts blog to see the NEW Design Team!  I'm looking forward to working with the new girls and with the gals continuing into the new year.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

cool priority mail

Here's a quick card I whipped together while crafting with Kate & Kimberly last weekend:

I was smart to pack my neglected Simon Says Stamp kits...I didn't have to spend time picking out cardstock and pattern paper!

All supplies are from the July kit!

This fits perfectly with


and this week over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog it is

Anything Goes!

I don't generally post 2 cards within one post...but I didn't want to miss the deadline on my next card:

cardstock:  su night of navy, chickaniddy crafts goldie lox, cherry veneer, pti pure poppy  paper:  simon says stamp/july 2014 kit, studio calico yearbook  stamps:  reverse confetti/let's chill  ink:  gold embossing  other: reverse confetti/confetti cuts/let's chill, t$ spot twine, project life/americana

I finally broke down and bought the Reverse Confetti Let's Chill stamp & confetti cuts...why yes it is almost the end of summer but isn't it summer somewhere in this great big world of ours?

That twine is from the T$'s a little squirrely so I knew I had to make the side notches to help keep it in place.  The paper on the popsicle is Studio Calico...can you see the Chickaniddy Crafts Goldie Lox paper shining through?  The red/blue striped panel is Simon Says Stamp/July and the PL card is from the Americana set...I knew that I could alter the cards

Do you notice the glitter?  It's Melissa Frances' Glass that stuff and I'm trying hard to NOT hoard it.  See the popsicle stick?  It's been die cut from cherry veneer paper.

I was inspired by

and also

Thanks so much for stoppin' by!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Create a Smile Guestie: sending sunshine

This is my last week of guesting at

This card is up on the Create a Smile blog today!

This is such a clean & simple card.  I love the mix of the card base, which is a Fabriano teamed up with silver glitter paper.  The contrast between the italian paper and the pizazz of the glitz makes me a happy crafter.

Absolutely no coloring on this card, just a square of pale yellow cardstock and some stamping with black ink.

Here's a bonus card using the same stamp set:

You can't really tell but the sunshine has been covered in glossy accents and is on a foam adhesive for some height. 

I'm linking up to Case this Sketch:

(thanks for the reminder Kimberly!)

Create a Smile stamps are so fun to play with!

I'd love for you to stop by the Create a Smile blog to say hello!

A big shout out to Christine and the Create a Smile Design Team for being so welcoming.  You gals are fabulous♡

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

sweet summer treats!

Here in the Pacific Northwest we have been having an usually warm summer.  Quite frankly, I'm spoiled by our milder temperatures and know that I could never survive the seasons that the east coast and the south has.

If I was about 30 years younger, I'd have mass quantities of ice cream to help me stay nice and cool.  That was when my metabolism was nice & it's not so quick.

On Saturday, Kimberly and I went over to Kate's to craft and I managed to make 3 cards, this is one of them:

cardstock:  SSS august 2014 kit paper:  SSS august 2014 kit  stamps:  SSS august 2014 kit  ink:  hero arts hues  other:  white embossed panel/sticker from paper issues august 2014 swag bag

I was patting myself on the back for bringing my Simon Says Stamp kits and my new Paper Issues August Swag bag.  

The stamps, pattern paper & cardstock are from my SSS kits.  The center embossed panel and "Sweet Summer Treats" sticker is from the PI Swag Bag.

I was inspired by

thanks for stoppin' by!!

Monday, August 25, 2014

papertrey ink august blog hop: let's get together for some coffee!

The 25th of each month is the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!

This is the inspiration:

Raspberry Fizz + Gold = ♡♡♡

So, rather than heat embossing the sentiment, I used Delicata GoldenGlitz ink.  I feel like this is a cleaner way to get a sharp look on the delicate font.

I incorporated the gold polkas by adding some washi to the bottom of the note card.

The envelope:

I wish I had an easy smeasy way to do envelope liners but I don't so I decided to stamp the envelope with another coffee sentiment and swished it with, slightly diluted, Inka-Gold.  I love the added sheen!

I ended up making a set of 4 notecards with coordinating envelopes...perfect quick giftie!

Papertrey Ink Supplies


Before you go, I wanted to also share my (forced) washi organization:

I was in search of my gold polka washi but didn't remember if I might have 2 different styles.  I had a huge mountain of washi that I hadn't put away so I just decided it was faster for me to organize everything, rather than dig.  I'm sure it wasn't faster but I love how my washi looks.  I've spilled into another printer tray...I love washi...I probably love to look at it more than use it but I'm trying to break that habit.

I'm looking forward to all the inspiration from the blog hop!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Chickaniddy: August

I wanted to share my August Chickaniddy projects on my blog.

My first project assignment was

Back to School

This card that reminds me of a fancier note that you'd pass to your school crush:

Supplies:  Date Night Paper (DN14OS08, DN14OS07)  Date Night Stickers (DN14EB02)  Enamel Hearts (DN14EB07)

All the papers are from the Date Night Collection.  Love the Chickaniddy enamel hearts and quite frankly, I hoard them much too much!

That clip is vintage Making Memories.  I used the Reverse Confetti Office Edges Confetti Cuts for the lined layer.

Next up is a card inspired by the August sketch:

Layers make me a happy crafter:

Supplies:  Date Night Paper (DN14OS08, DN14OS12) Twirly Girly Paper (TG14OS07) Twirly Girly Stickers (TG14EB02)

I love the addition of cork to my projects.  It's such a nice way to add texture.  I used the Reverse Confetti Double Edge Scallop Border Confetti Cut.

Don't you love those stacking tea cups?

Thanks so much for stoppin' by!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

good coffee...great friends.

Today I'm super excited to spend time with some crafty friends (Kate & Kimberly)!  I'm crossing my fingers that I actually get some crafting done...and perhaps start on my holiday cards!

So here's today's card:

cardstock:  neenah, stampin' up lost lagoon  paper:  stampin' up  stamps:  taylored expressions/joe to go  ink:  hero arts hues, sharpie pen  other:  studio calico veneer, misc glitter washi

I used the Taylored Expressions, Joe to Go stamps & coordinating dies.  See that smidge of glitz?  That's washi tape!

I'm linking up to the following challenges:

So I threw this out as a challenge to some gals and Tonya nailed it HERE & Kimberly rocked it HERE. I have a new love for Stampin' Up and love a good challenge.

This one had my name written all over it.

...last but not least

Super sad to see it's been such a great wealth of inspiration for me.  I was on the team but took the summer off.  I thought I would feature some of my favorites from the challenges:

Okay, that's it for me!

Friday, August 22, 2014

calypso thanks.


paper:  stampin' up calypso coral celebration add on kit  stamps:  paper smooches sentiment sampler  ink:  fresh ink charcoal  other:  stampin' up banner dies, doily

Isn't that 'thanks' perfect?  I love that font from Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler.

I've been smitten with:

 3 x 5.5 inch cards

How lucky am I that my friend Kimberly gave me a bunch of crafty goodies for my birthday including 2 of the stampin' up calypso coral celebration add on kits.

This kit is chock full of goodness!  I have already cranked out 15 cards and still have tons of supplies left over!  I should have taken pictures of the other designs I created but was in such a crafting frenzy....bonus points that I've actually sent out those 15 cards already!

I'm linking up to

Paper Smooches Sparks

Before you go, I wanted to share a pic of what's been going around here:

Yes, thank goodness we have a 3 car garage hangar!  It's so fun to see the airplane, well, looking like an airplane.  It will eventually move into the 'real life' hangar...but for now the garage is good.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Curtain Call Tropical Trip Reminder: Keep Calm

paper:  authentique/anchored  other:  solid red divine twine, studio calico veneer, reverse confetti/confetti cuts/office edges, crop-a-dile

There is still time to join us for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Tropical Trip!  You have until August 25th at 8:00 AM CDT to be inspired and share your project!

I was inspired by the colors of the photo and translated a tropical trip to a nautical theme.

I love the Authentique Anchored Collection!

I topped my card off with an anchor veneer and Red Solid Divine Twine.  Can you see that I used my Crop-A-Dile to do semi circles on the sides of the cards to 'anchor' my twine?  It keeps it in place and is a fun little design feature.

I was inspired by

Be sure to stop back on August 30th for the Curtain Call Lead and Show Stoppers from this challenge.

Then check back at Curtain Call on September 1st for the next challenge!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Create a Smile Guestie: peace

post 2 of 2 for me HERE for Chickaniddy Crafts.


Happy Wednesday!

This is my 3rd week as a Guest Designer over at

I knew I wanted to play with the Jungle Fever set, specifically the Star Gazer Lily image:

cardstock:  pti, strathmore watercolor, paper accents vellum  stamps:  create a smile/jungle fever /your view ink:  staz on black, distress ink picked raspberry, copics  other:  top dog dies mini tags, may arts twine,  savvy jar die

This is my favorite flower...I knew that I wanted to use my distress ink, picked raspberry.  I used my sharpie pen to elongate the stems on the flowers.

I used a die to cut out the mason jar vase.  I colored the backside of the vellum with copic markers for the water.  I finished it off with a peace tag.  The sentiment is from the Your View set.

Thanks so much for stoppin' by and I'd LOVE for you to swing by the Create a Smile to leave me some bloggie love!