Monday, July 6, 2015

Our New Crafty Secrets Challenge is up today

Today we have a fun challenge on our blog for you with a Summer Theme to it.
Getting the chance to take a quick vacation or travel to one of my bucket list
destinations is always top priority with me.  And having my book ready to fill
with lots of photos, tags and all the goodies i pick up on the way is the best.  Today
 i have a pocket book that i started with a cute cover of these two adorable
images on the beach. There are lots more on the 4 pages that come with it so i
will use lots of those for the inside pages to share later.

For the images i used the C/S Travel page and cut them out and distressed them
with a little gingerbread ink from Tsukineko.  The papers i printed off of the
 Creating with Vintage Patterns CD  in blue and orange and that pretty brown
printed paper.  And i added a pocket and tags, flowers and some twine for fun.
 It was lots of bits of things that i had in my stash but since i get to print my
 own papers it was fun to see it all come together so well.  The inside pages
i will share with you next week... i just have a few more things i want to add to them...

Thanks so much for stopping over and be sure and check out the Crafty Secrets
website for more fun digital images to print for all your projects too.  And don't
forget to join the challenge with us... we would love to see what you make too.

Have a great day... Teresa

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Spellbinders and the New Sapphire Machine and dies...

If you haven't had the chance to see all the new Sapphire dies and the new machine
it's really going to wow you.  The machine is super small and portable and the cost
is amazing!!  And the dies-- well they are the cutest set of mini dies that you have ever
seen and they are great to use for everything.  I love that there are lots of simple
shapes and also sets of fun dies that you can mix and match to make lots of
projects to keep you busy this summer.

So with my dies i tried to explore the idea of just using them for decorative elements.
The Thank you card that i did above i used the PHD-017 Mini Fancy Tags One die and
i cut 3 of them in half and used it as a border on the sides on my card.  I love how deep
the embossing is and how pretty it makes the card look, even as simple as it is. And
the stamp is from one of my favorites from Stampendous clear stamps...

And for this card i cut a basic window pane base out of pretty papers
from Prima and then i cut/embossed the Labels Twenty Two die out of ivory
and dark brown paper.  Then i used the New PHD-011 Mini Medallion Two 
die set and cut 4 of them in pink printed paper that matched it.  These i just 
slid in under and on top of the corners to make decorative corners for my card.
The Stamp is a brand new release from Quietfire Design...

And lastly i used lots of the little medallions and the rectangle to create the 
pieces for this beachy collage that i did for my Aloha card.  It was fun to make
and for it i used the Mini Flower One, Mini Medallion One and the Basic Rectangles.
It has lots of fun beachy elements and it makes me miss sitting at the beach all
summer with a good book and some great waves.....

All of these new dies you can get at your local Jo Ann's so be sure and pop
over and see all the other amazing ones that they have too for it.  You are going to
love using them.  And i guess that's all for today and be sure and visit the Spellbinders
Blog and all the rest of the team too for more ideas all this week.


Monday, June 29, 2015

Crafty Secrets Weekly to do list

Hi Everyone and happy Monday to all of you.  It's that time again to post up
another fun project that i made from Craft Secrets Digital Designs.

  Today i used a cute polka dotted clipboard that i found at Home Goods for $5 
and i added some super cute backround papers and printed these adorable cards to 
add photos or found items that i couldn't live with out.  I have alot of ideas for it
 but couldn't decide.  But i really love the papers for it.  The ribbons are from RRR online.

You can check out all the CD's available here and there is so many fun 
things on each of them to print...even digi stamps.  Thanks for dropping by and
hope to see you again soon.... Hugs and Smiles--Teresa

Monday, June 22, 2015

Crafty Secrets Baby Plaque

Hi Crafty peeps it's another gorgeous Monday here in California and it's time 
to share another fun project this week using the Crafty Secrets Digital CD's.

If you didn't know already Crafty Secrets also carries chipboard products
to buy too and lots of things that are already to cut and out and create with.
Today i used one of the chipboard shapes along with papers from the
Typography CD #3.  The sentiment is from the Words from the Heart- 
Celebrations of Joy Quotes and Expressions book.  All i had to do was
fussy cut it out and add some matching ink to the center and sides of it.

The flowers are a mixture of things that i had in my box of goodies
and luckily i found enough that looked good to really make it fun.  And then
i punched 2 holes in the sides and added a pretty piece of seam binding
ribbon to hang it up with.  I hope you like it and be sure and check out
all the other amazing and fun products on the website here......

Friday, June 19, 2015

Sizzlin Summer with RRR

This is such the perfect name for a challenge... especially with the amazing color
choices in the new Ribbon Club samples this month.  There are so many pretty
bright colors in it and i had so much fun creating my card.

If you didn't have a chance to check out the blog hop this month be sure and 
go back to here to see the other half of what i created.  This card was also part 
of the new papers from Doodlebug and the pink and orange ribbons from 
the Ribbon Club Assortment really went great with it.  I just went super simple
 this time and layered all the pretty papers and matted them with white 
between the colors.  The tag is also in the paper set and you get a few more 
to use with it too that would be just adorable.

I also did a quick invite with a piece of flip flop paper that i had.  I fussy 
cut around it and glued it to regular cardstock and then added that cute
 little bow and a flower.  It was super easy and just goes to show ribbons
 really make the project :) 

Thanks for stopping over and be sure and check out all the other ideas
this month for our challenge and be sure and hook up what you did to
share with all of us on the RRR Challenge blog... Have a great day!!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Ruby Rock-it and Clear Scraps together

Today i have a fun post to share for two special things.  Up on the Ruby Rock-it blog
all this week we are partnering with Clear Scraps and Thermoweb and it was really
fun.  I love doing clear books and projects because you always get a sneak peak
of what is coming behind it.  Today's project is going to be a book that i am going
to put all the photos from my Grandmothers 100th birthday party today.  Isn't that
just one of the most amazing things on this earth!!  I can't imagine how neat that is.

 For my project i used the Heritage collection because of all the gorgeous colors
that it has in it and there are lots of butterflies and other amazing tags and
 embellishments. I used the Clear Scraps Travel Brag Bag Album for my project 
and it came with lots of clear pages and these cute tags that you see sticking up
 on the top with ribbons. The front is a mixture of the quarters sheets that
 i fussy cut and i added my own letters that i cut from a Spellbinders die to match. 
 The best part of sticking them on was an amazing adhesive tape runner 
from Thermo web.  I couldn't have picked a better product to glide on the 
back of each of the letters and the sticky is great on it.

On each of the pages i used the tags and cut outs in the collection and
left lots of places for photos from her big event. She had lots of family
and friends come over to celebrate with her so there are lots of photos.

I really love all the pretty prints and colors of this line :) It is
so bright and colorful and cheerful and really blends with anything.

Here are some more photos of the inside and all the pretty
tag cut ups and the die-cuts that i used for it. I think i might 
have to add a few more pages but it will be easy with all the
rest of the papers that i still have.  

And here is one of the last pages in the book with some of the 
Heritage cut ups that i used to decorate it.  There were so many gorgeous
pieces in this package and i still have lots to make a few cards with. The
set also has these gorgeous butterfly 3D embellies and i used those on
a couple of pages to really make it gorgeous for her.

And if you have made a clear book then you can't live without zots to glue
down all the papers to it with.  These sticky little dots are amazing and 
really keep your album stuck together good.  

I hope you get a chance to shop all the Clear Scraps Albums...
and I hope you have fun making something special too.  Be sure and check
out all the other projects up this week on the Ruby Rock-it blog.

Have a wonderful day!!  Teresa


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