Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Season's Givings Blog Hop


Hello everyone, Happy New Year! I am participating in the Season's Giving Blog Hop this year as a way to say thank you to my readers, new and old. I appreciate you taking time to look at my projects and comment on them – it's wonderful to be a part of the paper crafting community. Every single participant in this Hop is giving away prizes. Look at that huge list down there! I am giving away these new die sets and I'll put in other assorted goodies to go with them:





My give away will be open for one week and on Friday, January 9th I will choose a random winner from the comments on this post and announce it here. The winner will receive these dies and other fun stuff. Make sure I can get a hold of your contact information! So, for your chance to win, please follow my blog and leave a comment. =)

I want to share my latest project with you, the full tutorial for this Winter Fairy Luminary can be found on the Inspiration Journal blog now. 


A few of my other favorite projects from the year are:
Woodlands Accordion Candle Screen
Vintage Fun game & toy themed configurations box 
Fairy Book  
Steampunk Insects
Sea Themed ATB
Halloween Luminary 
Fall Assemblage Clock 
Aquarium ATB 
Carolers Lantern
Vintage Christmas Configurations Box
(I think I had trouble picking just a few favorites!) 

You can find me on:



And, here is the list of Hop participants so you'd better get hopping because this list is LOOOONG! ;-) I hope you come back to visit and see what inky mischief I'll be getting into in 2015!

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Lawn Fawn
Spellbinders Paper Arts
Reverse Confetti
Clearsnap
Ice Resin
My Favorite Things
Technique Tuesday
Paper Smooches
Sweet & Sassy Stamps
Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Avocado Arts
A Jillian Vance Design
Latina Crafter
Die-Versions
Unity Stamp Company
Splitcoaststampers
Verve Stamps
Latisha Yoast
AJ Otto
Vera Yates
Julia Stainton
Judy Hayes
Kim Watson
Yana Smakula
Chari Moss
Taheerah Atchia
Shemaine Smith
Emily Spahn
Kimberly Crawford
Lee Murphy
Lovely Linda
Laura Williams
Lori Tecler
Chaitali Narla
Darsie Bruno
Lydia Fiedler
Giovana Smith
Teri Anderson
Beth Pingry
Dina Kowal
Daniela Dobson
Lisa Adametz
Piali Biswas
Kelli Green
Keri Lee Sereika
Jocelyn Olson
Julee Tilman
Michelle Woerner
Lori McAree
Theresa Momber
Anita Autore
Melody Rupple
Sean Fetterman
Bunny Vance
Tricia Traxler
Lisa Arana
Lorena Cantó
Amy Tsuruta
Jodi Collins
Tenia Nelson
Kelly Klapstein
Jill Cornell
Emily Leiphart
Becky Williams
Margie Higuchi
Lee Ann Barrett
Lisa Hoel <<<<<– you are here!
Heather Campbell
Lisa Henke
Sheri Holt
Michele Kovack
Ashley Harris
Sharon Harnist
Lori Craig
Nicole Nowosad
Laurel Beard
Michele Boyer
Christiana Reuling
Laurie Schmidlin
Jennifer Priest
Stacey Schafer
Heidi Blankenship
Heather Pulvirenti
Anita Madden
Gloria Stengel
Sarah Gough
Rachel Kleinman
Natalie Dever
Lorine Mason
Loretta Lock
Meihsia Liu
Sarah Martina Parker
Angeline Choo
Christine Emberson
Karen Hightower
Sabrina Alery
Debbie Seyer
Dana Joy
Cat Tidwell
Deborah Saaranen
Ceal Pritchett
Lisa Lara
Colleen Schaan
Anabelle O'Malley
Megan Hoeppner
Monika Davis
Marisa Ritzen
Wanda Guess
Jenny Peterson
Annette Allen
Gracie Chavez
Christina Griffiths
Niki G.
Kristi Schurr
Jennifer Ingle
Karolyn Loncon
Camille Robinson
Lindsey M-P
Kathy Clement
Maria Levine
Savitri Wilder
Savannah O'Gwynn
Teresa Horner
Laurel Seabrook
Libby Hickson
Yvonne Van de Grijp
Alice Wertz
Leigh Penner
Lisa Lee
Tina McDonald
Nina Yang
Angel Johns

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Quick & Easy Valentine's Day Cookie Box

Hello, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! I know you probably haven't even finished off the Christmas cookies yet, but when it comes to crafting you have to think ahead to the next holiday. You saw how handy the Vintage Kitchen dies are for Christmas gift giving – they are perfect for all sorts of other holidays too. For example, Valentine's Day! I made this little candy gift box using the Cookie Die and Valentine's Day themed paper and embellishments from my stash. It was truly quick and easy! I filled it with candy and now I have a box of kisses to give someone although I don't think that they will last until February 14th. ;-)





Don't forget about joining Eileen's Holiday Traditions Art with Heart Challenge and entering to win the fabulous Giveaway (the Loaf Pan die) this month! You still have a little bit of time. We would love to see your holiday art.
http://www.eileenhull.com/2014/12/art-with-heart-december-challenge-holiday-traditions.html
Most of the supplies I used for this project can be found at Inspiration Emporium. Follow the links below and use my code JUICE to save 10% if you go shopping. I will also point out that US shipping is always $5 and international shipping is just $10.


Friday, December 26, 2014

Christmas Nativity Lantern

Well, this will be my last Christmas project posted for the year. There were still some ideas on my list I couldn't get to so I'll just have to start earlier next year. ;-) At the beginning of the month I shared this Christmas lantern project which I planned as a gift for my mother-in-law (she loved it!) I also made a lantern for my Mom and I couldn't show it here until after Christmas because my Mom is an "on-the-net" kind of gal and regularly reads my blog lol. (Hi Mom!) So now I can finally share it with you:


My mom loves poinsettias (as do I) so I wanted to incorporate them into the scene. I love the Tattered Poinsettia die! Did you know that the Textured Poinsettia embossing folder is made to fit the diecuts from it so you can emboss a pattern into the petals if you want? Some I embossed and most I left plain for this project. I incorporated lots of glimmery mists and glitter into the flowers and foliage also. Here are some more details:




From this angle you can see how I stamped the three wise men on the background paper. They are on their way to visit! I embossed them with clear embossing powder to give them a bit of shine and match the embossed designs that were already printed on the background paper I used.


Of course I had to embellish the top with dyed Crinkle Ribbon, Holiday Greenery diecuts and other festive odds and ends I have in my stash.

Thanks for checking out my project. Also, don't forget the Inspiration Journal December Challenge, Sing, Sing It Loud! You have until the end of the month to link up your own project and have a chance to win $50 to spend at Inspiration Emporium.

I am also going to enter this into the December Mixed Media Monthly Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge. This is super fun challenge this month. I made the following tic-tac-toes from the board: Bow, Glitter, Ribbon; Die, Stamp, Ribbon; and Tape, Glitter, Stamp. Check out their challenges each month!

Most of the supplies I used for this project can be found at Inspiration Emporium. Follow the links below and use my code JUICE to save 10% if you go shopping. I will also point out that US shipping is always $5 and international shipping is just $10. ;-)



Monday, December 22, 2014

Quick & Easy Jewelry Gift Boxes

Hello! Christmas is almost here ack! I love, love, love this time of year but I always seem to have more ideas than time. Fortunately, these little boxes come together quickly and I know that the recipients will love them. I was inspired by Eileen's project where she made a faux metal loaf pan. I had to try it! I used the Cookie Box die and covered the matboard with MD Hobby and Craft Aluminum Metal Rolls like Eileen did.


It really is easy, the embossing folders do all the heavy lifting. ;-) I love how the black paint catches in all the nooks and crannies and really makes the designs pop. Be sure to check out Eileen Hull's blog. She and the team have been busy all month sharing all sorts of fabulous projects you can make with her new Vintage Kitchen die line. If you haven't gotten any of them yet, hopefully you'll find some under your tree Christmas morning.

Don't forget about joining Eileen's Holiday Traditions Art with Heart Challenge and entering to win the fabulous Giveaway (the Loaf Pan die) this month! We would love to see your holiday art.
 
http://www.eileenhull.com/2014/12/art-with-heart-december-challenge-holiday-traditions.html
 
Most of the supplies I used for this project can be found at Inspiration Emporium. Follow the links below and use my code JUICE to save 10% if you go shopping. I will also point out that US shipping is always $5 and international shipping is just $10. ;-)