Saturday, March 31, 2012

Recipe Book and Diaper Bag!

Hello everyone and thank you so much for stopping by!

First I will be showcasing a diaper bag gift box I created for a dear friend of mine that is pregnant. She is expecting a baby girl and I just knew this would be perfect for her!

Here is the diaper gift bag closed. I used stamps from Shabby Chic Stamp Co.'s Sweet Pea stamp set on the handle, SVG Attic's Pretty Purses SVG set for the gift bag, and the Baby Girl SVG set as well for the crown.

I embellished the handle of the bag with rhinestones and pearls. I adhered ribbon underneath the handle to give it some fringe. I used double sided pleated ribbon and folded it over and adhered to the bag for the opening. I used green pearls from The Paper Studio to embellish the crown.

Here is the gift bag open. What would a diaper bag be without diapers?!?! I used the diaper inviation SVG file from SVG Attic's Baby Girl SVG set and sized down to fit into the diaper bag. They are the perfect size to stuff with gift cards, which is what I will be doing.

I used the swiss dots embossing folder and my cuttlebug to give added dimesnion to the bag.

Here is an upclose photo of the diapers. I embellished with stamps from Shabby Chic Stamp Co., Shabby Chic roses I found at Michael's in the dollar bin, green pearls from The Paper Studio and I also used a couple green grossgrain ribbon bows. All of the paper is from the DCWV Inc. Preppy Princess Stack.

I just loved creating this and I can't wait to share it with my friend! She is going to LOVE it!

Onto my next project....

Now, I want to tell you how difficult it was to find the PERFECT paper for this project. I went shopping with a dear friend of mine at a LSS of hers which I had never been to and we had a lot of fun! I picked up some kitchen type paper and settled for it. Thankfully there was a Hobby Lobby on the way home so I decided to stop. Thank goodness I did because I found the perfect paper for this Recipe Book!

Here is the front of the recipe book. I used Bo Bunny 9 x 9 chipboard album inserts. To create the front I cut up a large thick oatmeal box, the kind that hold the instant oatmeal, maple and brown sugar to be exact! I created the word "Recipes" in SCAL and cut it out with my cutting machine. I tied ribbons around the binder rings.

The paper I used is from Hobby Lobby, a stack called Farm Fresh.  I thought it was perfect for the look I was trying to get. The stack came with pre-printed recipe cards so I created a box type pouch for the recipe cards to be stored in. To adhere the paper to the chipboard I used Krylon's Easy Tack spray glue. I think this was the fastest and least messy way!

I punched 3/8" holes into the cards to thread ribbon through to give them a pull tab look.

On the bottom of this box I used a cute wodden fence embellishment that I found at Paper Tales in San Diego. I added a few bottle caps and filled them with epoxy stickers and little images from the paper line.

Here is the second tab. I adorned the box with wrapping scrunched ribbon around the sides and bottom. I adhered two medium sized clothespins to the paper and secured bakers twine bundles with them. I thought that was a cute idea for using this section for the baking recipes!

A close up of the baker's twine!

Here I used an action wobble for the apple square. LOVE action wobbles! I was recently given some by a friend and this was my first time using them. I think it is adorable how it bounces back and forth!

Here is another tab. Here I used some yellow pleated ribbon to adorn the bottom of the box, a Tim Holtz safety pin that says Vintage on it.

Cut out a farm fresh SVG image I had in my stash and layered with double sided ruffle ribbon I got at Hobby Lobby. I thought this was the PERFECT ribbon for this project because it is plaid, black/white and it has that country cottage feel to it! I just adore that ribbon!

Here is a close up of the recipe holder. I clipped a clothespin on the top of the box for added character.

The last tab I popped up some squares from the Farm Fresh stack with some foam pop dots. I tied twine to three wooden buttons and adhered those with foam dots as well.

Tied a big pretty yellow bow with organdy ribbon I had in my arsenal. I also ttached some floral washi tape at the bottome of the box!

Here is the back of the book. I am so in love with this recipe book that I think I will be keeping it as a decoration for my kitchen until I am ready to let go of it. I spent a good amont of time on it!

I want to thank you all for stopping by!

If you are here browsing and would like to see more of my creativity, please view the blog archive to the right!

Happy Crafting!
 xoxo Jessica

Friday, March 30, 2012

CSAYL Design Team Friday

It's that time again! HAPPY FRIDAY!

This weeks CSAYL challenge is uing a card sketch!

This sketch is from

I used The Ballet stack from DCWV. I tought I would use some non-tradition Christmas colors this time and surprise myself.

I really like the way this card turned out. I used my Tim Holtz distresser, Colorsnap Colorbox ink, ribbon from Hobby Lobby, Cucumber and Blossom twine from The Twinery, Rose Bud Memento Ink pad, and Hobby Lobby open stock solid cardstock.

I did not want to cover the image of the little girl with the sentiment so I stuck it up top. The stamp is from Punkin Patch Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to enter the challenge this week over at CSAYL! You could win a mini Christmas stamp set along with some 6x6 papers!

Don't forget to visit the other designers blogs!

Friday, March 23, 2012

CSAYL Design Team Friday!

Welcome everyone! Thanks for stopping in to see my project for CSAYL!

This week we do not have a sponsor for our challenge, but the winner of the challenge will be our first guest designer! How exciting is that?!?!

The challenge is ANYTHING GOES! Use any paper, any stamp, anything you like!

For my project I used K&Co. Glad Tidings paper for the cardinal and buck cut outs. I inked all edges and popped them up with foam adhesives. I used AC Cardstock for the card base and created my own type of card. I cut the card at 4.25" x 8.25" and scored at 5.5" using my Scor-Pal. I then used a decorative edge punch to give it a pretty edge.

For the inside I stamped a simple "Merry Christmas"!

Thanks for stopping by and please be sure to visit our other designers blogs for all the details by clicking here!

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

3D Blog Hop

Welcome to the 3D Blog Hop this hop is going to have projects that are all 3D. To be eligible for the grand prize drawing you must leave a comment for everyone and become a follower. The winner will be announced one week after the hop closes so that everything can be checked.

I created a project from the new set released by SVG Attic, Kiss The Cook. I used the Canisters set and had so much fun with these. You can get this SVG set FREE this week with coupon code FREE at checkout on orders $9.98 or more or you can get it at 25% off in the SALE section of the website! 

I used the Crafty Stack by DCWV Inc. and sentiment stamps from Shabby Chic Stamp Co. Greetings stamp set. They are currently on pre-order due to selling out yesterday but are ordered and ready to ship the first week of April!

There are so many things that you can do with this new set, here is a photo of the entire set released yesterday!

Please continue hopping along as listed below:

Here is a list of all the crafty bloggers....

Jessica - <---- you are here!

Friday, March 16, 2012

CSAYL Design Team Day ~ Limited Runs

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Hi! Thanks for joining me today! Today is my design team day with CSAYL (Christmas Stamping All Year Long)! This week's challenge is sponsored by Limited Runs!

Limited Runs is an online store that provides wonderful digi stamps at great prices!

The challenge this week is to use one digi, two papers and three embellishments!

I used the Catching a Snowflake digi for my project!

Isn't it just darling? It would be perfect for Christmas or any Winter event! So cute!

Here is the card I created!

For the digi I used the Catching A Snowflake digi.

For the papers, I used two solid color papers, cream and blue, so it did not take away from the stamp. I decided to create a shaped card and the card base is from SVG Attic's Be Mine collection.

I used three embellishments. I inked all of the edges of the papers with pigment ink, used Pink Sorbet twine from The Twinery and added a few pink rhinestones at the bottom.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to enter this weeks contest on the CSAYL Blog to win three digis from Limited Runs!

Friday, March 9, 2012

SCSC March Release Blog Hop Day 1

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If you are here for the Welcome Spring blog hop with SVG Attic, click here.

Hi everyone! Welcome to the first day of the SCSC March release blog hop! Shabby Chic Stamp Co. has released four more adorable sets! These are all available at 15% off in the March pre-order bundle until March 15th! Be sure to order your bundle today, limited quantities!

If you have come here from the Shabby Chic Stamp Co. blog then you are on the right track! If not, hop on over to the SCSC blog and start from there!
Today I thought I would do a pictorial with the Build a Baby set!
I just love this set and the second I got it, I started stamping of course! It coordinates so well with the Sweet Pea sentiment set!

So the first photo shows you exactly what you will need to do this.

Place the body stamp on your acrylic block giving enough room for the head later.

Ink your stamp with your favorite ink!

Place the head stamp on after you have inked the body and stamp your body image. This helps with even pressure and prevents smudging!

Cut a piece of painters tape or masking tape just wide enough to cover the INSIDE of the baby's thumb. This will prevent you from stamping over the thumb so you can line up the baby's head right against the body.

Place the baby head on the acrylic block and ink it. Choose another clean stamp from the same stamp set to and place on acrylic block without inking help with even pressure. Stamp image carefully lining up the bottom of the head with the top of the body.

Remove tape and viola, an evenly stamped image. This is only needed with the baby's body with the thumb.

I hope you enjoyed this pictorial and please visit me tomorrow for some Sweet Pea and Build a Baby inspiration!

Your next stop on the hop is the very talented Lisa!

If you get lost along the way, here is the full blog hop line-up!

Welcome Spring Blog Hop

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If you are looking for the Shabby Chic Stamp Co. March Release blog hop, click here.

Welcome to the Welcome Spring Blog Hop! SVG Attic's design team has decided to put on a one day blog hop featuring the Welcome Spring SVG Collection! We thought it would be fun to see how everyone decorates the set differently. We invited our Facebook fans to hop along with us with their creations from the set as well! I hope you have fun and get tons of inspiration along the way.

If you arrived from the SVG Attic blog, then you are on the right track. If you stumbled upon us accidentally and want to hop along, please start at the SVG Attic blog.

I chose to use the bird cage file from the Welcome Spring collection. I just love this file and have found several different uses for it while trying to come up with a unique and fun project.

My son Tyler has always love St. Patrick's Day and every year we create a leprechaun trap. It all started when he was in Preschool.

Here is the first photo of the trap.

I used the bird cage side1 and side2 files. I added a circle cut out to the bottom and cut two bottoms so when the leprechaun goes up the ladder he falls through the hidden hole.

I used the ladder from the Apple Picking SVG Collection and decorated it with the clover gold coin and the horseshoe gold coin from the Go Green collection.

I then cut out the pot of gold from the Go Green collection and added a few gold coins to it.

When the leprechaun goes up the ladder and accross the lid, he will fall through the hidden hole and be trapped!

This is really fun and we set up something different every year. I make it look like the leprechaun got into everything and tore up the area where the trap was. Wives tales suggest it is impossible to catch a leprechaun, even if you believe in them! Tyler has outgrown this tradition but my youngest son Ethan is 4 and really enjoyed creating this with me! Last year the leprechaun got into the glitter, but I think I will save myself the clean up and go with something the dogs can just clean up for me!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my project. Your next stop is the awesome Nicole!

I have listed a complete line-up of the hop in case you get lost along the way! <--- You are here!

CSAYL design team project friday!

Hey everyone! I am so glad you are joing me this week. Today is my FIRST design team project with CSAYL. I am so excited to be on this team!

 This week we are showcasing cutting files from The Cutting Cafe! If you haven't checked them out yet, you should hop right on over to their store to check out their amazing files (after you read my post though! HaHa!)

The challenge is to use a box or shaped card.
The prize is winners choice of 3 cutting files!

I chose to cut out the 8 BY 5.5 INCH BOX WITH DIVIDERS. This set is awesome and  comes with three different lids! You can choose two different window type lids or a plain lid. I decided to go with the plain lid to show how easy it is decorate!

The box was a cinch to put together! The lid fits easily over the top!

The dividers make it possible to seperate your little gifts or treats in this box. The assembly is self explanatory once you open all the pieces!


I used the Christmas Candy Cane twine from Trendy Twine to create a peppermint candy as the center of my rosette! The rosette is a file from SVG Attic's Mad Tea Party collection and I sized it down a lot! I added a couple pins, some ribbon, and a stamp!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Be sure to check out of my fellow design teams projects here!

Friday, March 2, 2012

I was chosen!

Hi everyone! I am so super excited to bring you some awesome news today!

I had applied to be on a challenge blog design team and I was chosen! That is not the best part yet, the best part is that it is a CHRISTMAS inspirational blog, yep all year long!

Patty from CSAYL (Christmas Stampin' All Year Long) accepted my application and I was so super surprised and excited! Just ask my husband, he was home when I was screaming and doing the happy dance!

I can't wait to show you what I will be creating for this wonderful team. We will be showcasing different companies every Friday! So be sure to check back here next friday for my very first DT project with CSAYL!

Happy Crafting!