Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Core'dination Hard Core Crop Tag Challenge Winner

Hey Crafty Friends,

Thank you to everyone that linked and for my Core'dinations Tag Challnege. The winner is.......


Please email coredt@coredinations.com with your full name, address, phone number with my challenge name in the subject line. Thank you for participating.

Have a great crafty day!


Sunday, November 10, 2013

Denami Design- A Touch of Twine Blog Hop

Hey crafty friends-

I'm back again with another Denami Design Blog Hop. This month's theme is A Touch of Twine. I use twine in almost everything I do so this hop is a perfect fit for me. Today I created a Christmas tag using the Cuddly Cats stamp set. I think kitties go with everything, so why not incorporate them into my tag!

I stamped the cat in green on a scalloped circle punched from craft cardstock and inked the edges in red and added stickles for a little jazz. The design is pretty straight forward layering so I won't go into to much detail. I glued green twine on top of my red bow and tied a jingle bell in the middle. So quick, so easy, so fun.

Now for the good part.....Prizes: Denami Design is giving away THREE $20 gift certificates to their website! They'll be giving away one gift certificate to a random participant (DT members not eligible) and then they'll also be giving away TWO gift certificates to TWO people who comment along the hop! You have until November 11, 2013, 11:59 pm PST, to leave comments on all the blogs (to be eligible for a prize). Below is the next blog on the hop but if you get lost or want to start from the beginning go to the Denami Design Blog for the full list and details. 

Tina Milbourn http://denamiaddict.blogspot.com/
Kerri Smith http://www.crafttimeandcupcakes.com/       <--------- YOU ARE HERE                       
Dana Seymour http://kismetartlife.blogspot.com

Thanks for hopping along with me today. Check back often for more crafty inspiration!


Saturday, November 2, 2013

Core'dinations: Hard Core Crop Tag Challenge


Welcome to Core'dinations Hard Core Crop! Make sure you grab your blinkie and wear it proudly ALL WEEK LONG! Core'dinations is offering a prize for using it as their Facebook profile photo so grab it here and head over to the Facebook event page and let them know.  This is the link to the blinkie: 

If you have joined us before the rules work pretty much the same. Whether this is your first time or you are a returning Hard Core Cropper PLEASE make sure you head over to the Core blog for a full list of rules HERE. They are pretty straight forward..you must use Core visibly on your projects, upload using the linky at the bottom of this post by midnight November 10th EST, and follow my challenge rules but please make sure you follow the rules and check them out on the Core blog. BUT the most important rule...is to CREATE AND HAVE FUN! 

If you would like to see a full list of the challenges head over the Core blog HERE for a list that will be updated continually throughout the weekend.


CHALLENGE: Create a holiday tag using Core'dinations Cardstock. It can relate to Thankgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, or New Years. Use your imagination and get creative. 

I created a super cute Christmas tag for this challenge. Chocolate Box Core'dinations cardstock was used for the tag base. Is was run through the Big Shot with a candy striped embossing folder. Festive holiday paper was used to create the jar and glitter core'dinations cardstock was used for the jar topper. The final touch to the jar was a Happy Holiday sticker from the David Tutera for Darice Celebrate Car Making System.  For more inspiration using the David Tutera products for your holiday crafting please visit the Holiday How-To page. 

AND one lucky winner will get this awesome pack of Core'dinations Cardstock!  
All images must be loaded by Midnight EST November 10th

I can't wait to see what you create! Thanks for hopping by. make sure to follow me for more crafty inspirations!


Friday, November 1, 2013

Kiwi Lane Designs Blog Hop!

Hey Crafty Friends!

Today I am so excited to be a part of the Kiwi Lane Designs  Blog Hop. I have a really cute, simple, out of the box project for you, I hope you like it!

I know the Kiwi Lane designer templates  are typically used to for scrapbooking and card making. But why not think outside the box and use the templates for other things, like embellishing a jar filled with candy to give as a holiday gift!

Here are the supplies I used to create my gift jar.

Once I got my hands on the Abbie Road template set all I could think of  was they looked like snowy little hills. To decorate my jar I used template 1A to trace and cut out my snowflake patterned paper. 

After I cut it out I inked the edges in Tim Holtz Festive Berries Distress Ink then glued it around the jar. The red checked ribbon was layered on top of the snowflake paper band, the blue snowflake was popped up with foam tape, and the red button and gem were placed in the center. The final touch was red/white twine with jingle bells tied to the jar lid. So cute, so simple, so handmade!

This was my first time working with Kiwi Lane Designs products and I am hooked. I think you will love them too. If you already own a set of templates give this project a try. I think you will love making them and your friends and family will love receiving them.

NOW...... on to some blog hop business. Below is the blog hop list. Please hop a long and comment on all the blogs for a chance to WIN. One random winner will win a $25 gift certificate to the Kiwi Lane shop just for commenting. The winner will be announced on the Kiwi Lane Blog November 7th.

  1. Kiwi Lane http://kiwilane.com/here/blog/
  2. Cristine Redmond http://onescrappynovice.blogspot.com
  3. Joy Nielsen www.threadsnscraps.com
  4. Van Nguyen http://likethecar.blogspot.com
  5. Minousha Bari  http://preservedscraps.blogspot.com
  6. Lissa Mitchell http://mightycrafty.blogspot.com
  7. Arin Flynn http://apieceoflifespie.com
  8. Kerri Smith http://www.crafttimeandcupcakes.com/  <----------- YOU ARE HERE
  9. Christine Meyer http://scrappingwithchristine.blogspot.com
  10. Christina Steel www.tinasscrapcrap.blogspot.com
Thank you so much for hopping by today. Please follow me and check back often for more crafty inspiration.

Have a great crafty day!