Friday, August 24, 2012

Let it Snow in August...Please!

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Hello, Gel-a-tins fans! Thank you for stopping by today! So how many of you are ready for some cooler weather! I am dreaming of snow! I would love to wake up tomorrow morning to a blanket of the white stuff. But since we know that isn't going to happen, how about a card?

I love the snowflake gelly jr stamp! There are endless possibilities with this stamp!

I decided to fussy-cut the snowflake for this wintery card:

I embossed the polka dots on the front of the card. To highlight the dots to look like snow, I rubbed a white ink pad across the front. I attached a simple sentiment to the card. The final touch was adding the snowflakes (with silver brads in the center) to the card.

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Have a great day!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Gel-a-tins Blog Hop

Hope you are having a blast with our blog hop! You should be arriving from Taheerah's blog. If not, feel free to start the Gel-a-tins blog hop HERE.

There are some amazing prizes that will be given away! Want to increase your odds of winning? Become a follower and leave comments on each blog participating in the blog hop. A winner will be drawn from each blog. Also a winner will be chosen from Gel-a-tins blog followers! Winners will be posted on the Gel-a-tins blog and on their Facebook page!

**Blog Hop ends Tuesday, August 28th at midnight PST**

I am having a wonderful time with Gel-a-tins Stamps! There are a number of possibilities to create! They have amazing stamp sets and even better, they come in their own storage tins!The quality of the stamps are awesome! The ink stays on the stamp and provides a crisp image each time.

Below our some projects that I have created with Gel-a-tins Stamp Sets!

Chevrontastic Set:

Honey Bear Set:

Gel-a-tins have also recently released New Gelly Jrs. They are fun single stamps! Here are some of my creations using the jrs,

Pine Tree Stamp:

Doodleflower Stamp:

Thank you for stopping by! Your next stop in the Gel-a-tins Blog Hop is Sharon!

All Gel-a-tins stamps are available HERE!

Have a great day!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Hi, Friend! - DCWV

Happy Friday, all! I am excited! I found time to make a card for FUN! I have tried for the past few days, but my creative mojo has not been present! I came across a challenge from DCWV and loved the sketch!

Here is my card, using the Songbird Stack:

Do you want to see the sketch? Here it is:

I loved how this card turned out. I was smiling as I was making it!

The only bad thing about crafting this card, now I am out of foam dots! Guess I will be making a trip to the store!

DCWV Songbird Stack Pack
Recollection Kraft Cardstock
Foam Dots

Thanks for stopping by today! I am off to create some more! While the mojo still exists!

Playing along with the DCWV August Stack-a-holic Challenge!

Other challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Spots & Stripes

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

So how old are ya?

Hello, everyone! Today I am showcasing the new 'No Sign' gelly jr's. When I received this stamp, I really wanted to fussy-cut the sign. But I was not very successful. (So, please share any projects that you create with this sign cut out!)

I created a card that can be taken a few ways. It can go to someone who is turning 30, but doesn't want to accept it. Or it can be given to someone who is over the age, but not admitting their true age.

Since I was not able to cut out the design, I ended stamping over the number stickers.

The 'happy birthday' sentiment is stamped around the 'No Sign'. I thought about leaving the white space alone, but decided to add a die-cut banner.

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Even birds are KRAZY for Twine!

Hello, Trendy Twiners! Thanks for stopping by today! As you may know we are featuring Krazy for Kraft for the month of August. Today, I am sharing a project with you out of my comfort zone! I decided that the Kraft Twine would be perfect for the roof of a birdhouse.

So here you have it:

And here is a closer look at the roof.

I spent almost the entire day trying to figure out how I was going to decorate the birdhouse. I tried flowers and could not get them to work for me. So I decided that I would add a simple banner on the front. (Of course, using the same twine to hang the banner.)

Once again, thank you for stopping by today! If you have the inspiration to make a project using twine, stop over and check out Trendy Twine's Monthly Challenge! Get the details HERE!

Have a great day!

Wooden Birdhouse
Trendy Twine - Kraft and Holly
Lily Bee Designs - Double Dutch

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Trendy Beach Summer!

Hello, everyone! Thank you for stopping by today!  Over at Trendy Twine, the design is sharing their beach creations using Krazy for Kraft Twine. Please stop by to see some amazing projects that are sure inspire you!

Here is my creation:

I have been seeing the sun-bursts all over pinterest and knew that I wanted to use that in this creation! Also, I used washi tape to create the ocean "waves". To create the effect, I folded over the top of each row.

I love this definition stamp! I decided to stamp the words around the edge to create border around the beach scene.


Recollection Kraft Cardstock
Trendy Twine- Krazy for Kraft
Jillibean Soup Papers - Homemade 6 Bean Soup & Southern Chicken Dumpling
Trendy Tape - Blue Stripe
Dear Lizzy AC Stamp
Brown Ink

Hope you have a great day! Once again thank you for stopping by! If you feel inspired to create a beach project, please check out Trendy Twine's Monthly Challenge!

Playing along with the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew - On the Beach
Moving Along With the Times - Summer
Papertake Weekly Challenge- Anything Goes

Monday, August 6, 2012

Thinking of Holidays!

Happy Monday, everyone! Hope you had a great weekend! Can you believe that the holiday season is around the corner? Have you started to design your holiday cards? Is it too early? Never!

As you have seem before, the design team is highlighting the new gelly jrs. that have been released. There are a number of jrs that would be perfect for holiday cards! You have seen the pine tree before, but possibilities with this one stamp are endless! I love it!

I am in love with kraft and white ink! I think it is a beautiful combination! When I got my hands on the stamp, I knew exactly what I wanted to do!

Here it is:

This card is very simple to create! All I did was stamp the pine image sideways over and over in the stamp of the tree. I started on the bottom and created one row at a time. Once I had the tree created, I stamped a few more images to cover up the holes.  I finished the card with a simple sentiment and mounted the cardstock with foam dots to the card.

What do you think? This would make a great card with green ink and adding buttons as ornaments! I might have to give that a try!

Thanks for stopping by today! Please post any Gelatins creations of your own on our Facebook page! We would love to see them!


Friday, August 3, 2012

Digging my way out of ribbon!

So I am trying to conquer the major project of organizing all my craft supplies/work area.  Now it has been a month or two project and I am finally getting to end (I think) of the process! I am at the point where I am trying to organize all the supplies into a better system. 

My latest focus has been on what to do with the massive amounts of ribbon that I have.  Before I moved my crafting space to a different part of the house, I had my printed ribbon in baskets and solid ribbons on a peg board. I am trying to find a way that looks "cleaner". So where do I go for inspiration and awesome ideas? Pinterest, of course!

So as I looked for ribbon storage ideas, I came across this pin. I really liked the fact that you can actually see the designs/patterns on the ribbon! So I added this to the TO-DO projects!  Well, last night I decided that while I watched the Olympics, it was the perfect time to tackle the ribbon!

Here is what I it looked like before I started (had 3 buckets and a box full of ribbon):

My main focus was the printed ribbon (mainly). Most of the pieces had 4 ft or less. (If it had more, I left it on the ribbon spool).  So by the end of the Olympics, I finished the project!

I love how I now can go to ONE location and actually see the design on the ribbon!

I am so glad that I did this! Now I need to figure out what to do with the solid ribbon! And there is TONS of those!

Thanks for stopping by! If you have been thinking about organizing your ribbon, trust me, this is awesome (and VERY easy)!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Hello, Friend! from Pebbles

How is everyone's week going? Are you finding time to be creative? I am finding it hard to find the time to create! I have been staying up late every night watching the Olympics! But I am having a blast! GO USA!!!

Anywho, today I was able to creative enough to complete a card for an upcoming DT deadline! Yippee for me! However, I cannot share that card until next week, so Iam giving you a different card today!

I made this card last month, using Pebbles, Inc. Fresh Goods:

Recollection Cardstock
Pebbles, Inc. Fresh Goods
Stampendous Sentiment Stamp Set
Paper Studio Brown Ink

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great one!