Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Craftwork Cards’ Candi

Hello! Happy Halloween!
Today I want to share with you a few projects I made using Craftwork Cards Candi.
If you aren’t familiar with it, the packaging looks something like this:
Craftwork Cards - Candi - Shimmer Paper Dots - Dotty Vintage Berries Gold
I ordered some of these from a while back and have been LOVING them – then I realized my LSS had started carrying them.  Now I’m totally hooked!  I made some mod Christmas ornaments:
If you find yourself wanting to use brads but you always end up cutting the back off and sticking it on with a pop dot (like I ALWAYS do) you will LOVE Candi. : )
They are basically the head of a brad made from paper. Lightweight, durable, and super easy to use.  GENIUS!!!
Here I used them to decorate a gingerbread house on my tag:
Craftworks also makes a pop dot called Candi Fix, that is the PERFECT size to stick these beauties!
Craftwork Cards is a company based in the UK, but they are bringing their products to the USA and they are having a DT call.  It ends tonight!!!
So, wish me luck, cropstars! It would be pretty awesome to bring you more cards, layouts, and off-the-page projects using Craftwork Cards’ products.
Thanks for stopping by and remember, it’s so GOOD to be queen.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Party Time Tuesdays #92–Anything Goes

Hello party people! Good morning, I hope all is well in your world this fine Tuesday! (A special shout out to any east coast friends – I got my fingers crossed for you!)

Now, onto our challenge for this week at Party Time Tuesdays!

The Challenge:

Anything Goes

The Sponsors:

Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments
Stitchy Bear
Sassy Studio
Robins Nest

Have you ever seen a group of products together and thought, “I KNOW what I am going to do with that and it is going to be awesome!!!”

That is kind of how I feel about my card for this week.  It is just beautiful when a plan comes together.

The Inspiration:


Image: Sassy Studios

Papers: The Robin’s Nest

Other: Martha Stewart (punch), Copic Markers, American Crafts (Thickers), Clearsnap (Smooch)


Thanks for stopping by!  Like my work?  Follow me on Pinterest or friend me on Facebook – or both!! : )



Keep it ROYAL people!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Friendship it Oz–Hampton Art

Hello!  Are you looking for the Scor-pal/DCWV project?  Go [Here]

BUUUUT, if you’re looking for some Hampton Art Inspiration, look no further!!!  I have a whimsical card to share with you today.


I used the cross-branded Graphic 45 clear stamps featuring the characters from the Wizard of Oz.  I stamped with Clearsnap Black Noir ink and colored with Copic Markers.

For all the information and directions, please visit the Hampton Art blog!

Thanks for stopping by!  If you want more inspiration from me, please follow me on Pinterest and Facebook!



Keep it royal people!!

Product Swap with DCWV and Scor-pal!!!

Hello people! I have a pretty sa-WEET project to share with you today! I used my SUPER awesome scor-pal and the Autumn Melody Stack from DCWV to make this:


It is (obviously) a super LOOOONG wall hanging.  I used two dies to create the square panels.


Then I cut the letters and their shadows on the Cricut.  I used scor-tape to layer the letters. 


I layered attached the letters to the panels with foam tape.  Then I created all of the flourettes using my scor-pal and the Autumn Melody embellishment flip pack.


I strung all the panels onto jute ribbon from May Arts and tied the ends to secure.


As always, there a prizes to be won!!

Be sure to visit both the Scor-pal blog and DCWV blog each day this week to see more project ideas and to enter for chances to win some great prizes. To be entered into the random drawing for the prize simply leave a comment each day for a chance to win.

There will be other ways to earn extra chances to win as well, so be watching for those announcements each day.

Deadline for entering is 8am Central, Monday, October 29.

Thanks for looking!  If you enjoyed my project and want to see the rest of my DCWV projects for this year, please follow my blog!  If you like Pinterest or Facebook more, go adhead and follow or friend me on one or both of those too!  Here:



Hope you are enjoying the week of projects! Keep it royal people!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

“Fabulous” Neon Chic Gift Box–DCWV

Good morning my lovely cropstars!  I have an off-the-page project to share with you today featuring a stack I am giving LOTS of love to lately – The Neon Chic Stack.

I used an up-cycled box that housed single servings of hummus. (I love up-cycling projects!)

Neon Chic Box

First I covered the box with black cardstock, then I cut the snazzy pink zebra print for all the sides.

Neon Chic Box2

There was a peek-a-boo hole in the top already, so I evened it out, added some acetate with a sentiment stamped on it and attached the splatter paper to secure the acetate.  I embellished the top with ribbon and buttons.

Neon Chic Box3

I love all the dimension the top has!

Neon Chic Box4

Lastly, I created a bow from the splatter paper, added a button and “wrapped” it in a strip of washi tape.

The Cardstock Stack
The Neon Chic Stack
Buttons: Blumenthal Lansing
Washi: Michaels
Ribbon: Michaels

Thank you so much for stopping by!!! I hope you like it! 

I would love it if you would follow me on Pinterest!  And if you like my project, please pin it! Yeay, Pinterest!!

Keep it royal people!!

Thirty Handmade Days

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Party Time Tuesdays #91–Trick O’ Treat

Hello party people! Good morning, I hope all is well in your world this fine Tuesday!

Now, onto our challenge for this week at Party Time Tuesdays!

The Challenge:

Trick O’ Treat (Halloween Theme!)

The Sponsors:

Digital Delights


Stitchy Bear

Robin’s Nest

Alota Rubber Stamps

The Inspiration:


DtsArt stamp colored with Copics.  I used Robin’s Nest papers, glitter chippies, and gems.  Jute ribbon is from May Arts.  Distressed with Vintage Photo Distress ink.

Do you want to be part of this awesome team and receive some great product from challenge sponsors for your design work?  PTT is having a DT call! Go HERE to find out more!

Thanks for stopping by! If you come and take a look, please leave a comment!

Keep it royal people. : )

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Neon Chic “A Game” Layout–DCWV

Hello people! I have a DCWV layout here for you today. This stack is SO cute for all your totally RAD craft projects and especially teen and boy layouts. 

I chose to do a page about one of my best friends from college, Cassie and I. 

The story is actually kind of funny. When we were in college we took a finance class and the teacher was ANNOYINGLY hooked on sports analogies.  She told us if we were going to come to class we had to “bring (our) A-game.”  We thought that phrase was hilarious and deserved its’ own t-shirt. This photo is a picture of us, in those t-shirts, showing how we would ‘BRING OUR A-GAME’ if asked to do so on the spot. : )


This paper was perfect for this photo and for our personalities when we are together.  It helped me say a lot about the story and about us with just a glance. We ARE Neon Chic. : )



The Neon Chic Stack

The Cardstock Stack


Thickers by American Crafts

Glitter by Doodlebug Design

Gems by The Paper Studio


Martha Stewart (Web Corner)

Recollections (small circle)

EK Success (medium circle)


Chipboard letter


Want to see some more DCWV inspiration this week?  Take a look:

Amanda Phillips: Weathered and Worn Paper Purse

Emily Lanham: Sweet Treat Jars

Hilde Stolk: Autumn Layout

Jan Garber: Bouquet De Fleur Layouts

Karen Hanson: Treat Bags


Thanks for stopping by!!

Keep it royal!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Party Time Tuesdays #90–Color Combo

Hello party people! Good morning, I hope all is well in your world this fine Tuesday!

Now, onto our challenge for this week at Party Time Tuesdays!

The Challenge:

The Sponsors:

The Robin’s Nest

Stamping Boutique

Paper Makeup Stamps

Bunny Zoe’s Crafts

The Inspiration:


I’m loving the look of colored pencils on Kraft these days. This is a mix of Koh-i-noor woodless pencils and Prismacolor Verithin.

Thanks for stopping by today! Get out your spooky supplies and make something for the challenge!

Keep it royal!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Forever and Always Gratitude Card–DCWV

Good afternoon people! I am here with you today to share a new project for the recent releases by DCWV.  This stack is just GORGEOUS!


It’s called “The Forever and Always Stack” and it is made up of black and white, a bit of dark grey and holographic silver (this treatment is SO cool!)  I love that it has a modern spin with chevron patterns and bold, clean lines.  Take a look at this card I made using F&A.


Elegant Gratitude2

I fussy cut some of the flowers from one piece of cardstock and layered them over the swirl cardstock.  Then I used a Hampton Art stamp (clock) and embossed it on some grey DCWV cardstock.  I die cut the stamp and the polka-dot with spellbinders, and layered them with dimensional adhesive.  I die cut a piece of grey cardstock with the spellbinders fancy labels, stamped and heat embossed the word “Gratitude” from a Hampton Art Studio G cling set.  It is popped up with dimensional adhesive.  I tied a bow with my crafter’s companion and adhered it under the sentiment.  Lastly, I rounded the upper right and lower left corners.  Finished!!

Here is a second view of the dimension:

Elegant Gratitude




The Forever and Always Stack

The Cardstock Stack (Neutrals)

Hampton Art:

Wood-mounted Clock (7gypsies)

Gratitude (Studio G)

Embossing Powder (White)


Spellbinders’ Grand Calibur

Spellbinders’ Small Labels and Fancy Tags

Ultimate Crafter’s Companion


Ribbon: Michaels’

Adhesive: Fiskars’ Mega Runner


Have a great day!

And keep it royal people!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Party Time Tuesdays #89–Anything But a Card

I’m late, I’m late!!! I had a job interview in the real world today and completely forgot to post the new PTT challenge!

Now, onto our challenge for this week at Party Time Tuesdays!

The Challenge:

Anything but a Card

The Sponsors:

The Robin’s Nest

Flonz Stamps

Stamp and Create

Robyn’s Fetish

The Inspiration:


These are ATCs using some Robin’s Nest papers and images by Robyn’s Fetish.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Keep it royal!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

World Card Making Day Blog Hop (With Saturated Canary!)


Good morning all, I hope you’re having a wonderful world card making day! I have a card to share with you and a few links to the big blog hop that we at Party Time Tuesdays are participating in today!

First, my card:


I used “Whispy” from Saturated Canary.  I colored her with copics and I used the Pink Paislee collection “Vintage Vogue” to make my gatefold card.  Here is another view:


Want to see more inspiration and go on a MASSIVE blog hop in honor of WCMD?  Well start here:




After that, if you’re interested in seeing some more Saturated canary inspiration, go to the Party Time Tuesdays blog! Then go get some SC for yourself! Here:


Saturated Canary


Thanks for stopping by! I’ll be making cards today, but I’ll be back tomorrow with a DCWV project!

Today it is REALLY good to be a card-making queen!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Pink Winged Dress Form – Hampton Art

Hello! I almost forgot to share this with you!  I completely forgot it was going up on the Hampton blog today.

I up-cycled a Slim Fast bottle to make a decorative dress form!

Winged Dressform 2

This is a detailed shot of the beautiful wings I created using Hampton Art stamps.

Want to see the whole project?  Visit the Hampton Art blog for all the details!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Remember, it’s good to be queen. : )

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

October Stack Sketch Challenges at DCWV!

There is a new challenge up over at the DCWV diary! I’ve made some inspiration projects to share with you today.

Layout Challenge:



DCWV Stack: The Homespun Stack

Card Challenge:



DCWV Stack: The Wild Splendor Stack | Other: Heartfelt Creations Stamps and Dies (Carnation)


Head on over to the DCWV Diary for more inspiration and to enter the contest.  You could win some DCWV stack swag!!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Really Reasonable Ribbon + Hampton Art Blog Hop!

Welcome to the

Really Reasonable Ribbon / Hampton Art

Blog Hop!


I’m so excited to be bringing you some inspiration in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness!  I’m just one stop on the hop, so please start from the beginning!:

Hampton Art is where you start!

If you are on the right track, you came her from:


Now, I’m sharing a wonderful project using several RRR products and lots of Hampton Art and Clearsnap.

You could make one of these to give to your hero.



Hampton Art:

Spritz Board

Studio G Jewels

“Clock” clear stamp set (Heart and Wings)

“Think Pink Stamp Set”

7 Gypsies “Letters” clear stamps


Smooch Spritz: Cosmic Pink

Smooch: Sassy Pink

Really Reasonable Ribbon:

Hemptique Twine (Pink)

Double Ruffle Satin (Azalea)

Shimmer Satin (Hot Pink)


Well, that’s what I’ve got for you today!  Leave a comment here and on the rest of the hop for an opportunity to win some RRR and Hampton art swag! 

You’re next stop:


And, don’t forget to visit the sponsor’s websites:

Hampton Art

Really Reasonable Ribbon

Thanks for hopping with us!!


Party Time Tuesdays #88–Frightfully Scary Cards

Good morning friends! I am so glad you stopped by today – we have a LOT going on today!!  Above is the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog hop for Breast Cancer Awareness – please hop along for some opportunity to win some really great prizes and support the cause! (And OBVIOUSLY there will be some inspiration!)

Now, onto our challenge for this week at Party Time Tuesdays!

The Challenge:

Frightfully Scary!

The Sponsors:

Flonz Stamps

The Inspiration:



This card features a Flonz stamp set (Witch and Sentiment).  Flonz stamps is an online stamp manufacturer from New Zealand that specializes in rubber and acrylic stamps with a vintage or retro feel.  I really enjoyed using this set!! The paper I used is MME “Haunted” and the ribbon is Really Reasonable Ribbon Glitter satin is Black. I used a sketch from Mojo Monday archives #252.

DESIGNER TIP: To make the stamp really coordinate with this paper I used some scrap from the same paper pad to stamp my witch and sentiment – it made it really look like part of the paper line!

Thanks for stopping by and happy scrapping!

Keep it royal people. : )

Monday, October 1, 2012

Really Reasonable Ribbon Projects!

Just a quick one tonight to share with you the new projects I created for the RRR Design Team application. 

I love their ribbon and I was very excited that this DT call came to my attention about a week ago. 

So, without further ado… here they are!


This is made using the Outlines Birthday stamp set (Hampton Art) and Really Reasonable Ribbon Twill Assortment.  I have a special hole punch that is made for ribbon and used it to attach the twill ribbon which created the layers of the birthday cake. The twill gives the cake a unique dimension and a textured feel.



This tag combines the DCWV Autumn Melody collection with the Really Reasonable Ribbon Autumn Diamond Satin assortment.  I created the tag and mat piece from cardstock.  I tied three bows from the Diamond satin and attached them to the mat piece, then adhered the piece to the tag.  I used dimensional embellishments and a beautiful bow to finish.


  Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! I had so much fun coming up with projects for the application! Cross your fingers and wish me luck!

Keep it royal people!