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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

My Craft Spot Stamp Release Party- Tiny Tags Christmas

Hello, dear friends! I hope you're having a blessed day! Welcome to Day 3 of the My Craft Spot stamp release party! :o)

Today we are featuring the NEW Tiny Tags Christmas stamp set! You already know how much I adore Kimberly's Tiny Tag sets... when I saw she made a Christmas version, my elation was through the roof! :o) (All of the new stamps and SVG files will be available for purchase on Saturday!)

I made my first contributions for an upcoming charitable Christmas collection, where we are crafting for kids (and their parents) who will be spending Christmas in the hospital. I hope it brings a smile to their battling hearts.
This Elf Stocking is one of Kimberly's new SVG files, designed by her sweet daughter! Isn't it whimsically darling? Rather than use it on a card, I made them nicely sized and gave them a crinkle ribbon holder (Sky Blue and Vanilla Bean)... that way the severely ill kiddo and mom can still have stockings to hang. :o)
I love all of the sentiments in this new set and thought they would be adorable tied to the stockings. They are cut out with the coordinating Tiny Tags metal dies. I used precious Doodlebug Frosty Friends papers for the child stocking, adding fun little poms to the trim. The NEW Light Blue Twist twine holds my tiny tag. The mom's features glittery Best Creation papers, with festive jingly bells and Cherry Red twine. Both are overflowing with love.
Be sure to hop on over to the My Craft Spot blog to see inspiring creations from the entire team! While there, leave a comment on Kimberly's post for a chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate to the My Craft Spot store!
Thank you for visiting! Have a happy day of love and sunshine! :o)

Challenges entered:
 *Inspiration Destination~ Anything Goes

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

My Craft Spot Stamp Release Party- O Holy Night

Hello, my sweet friends! I hope you're having a sparkly day! Welcome to Day 2 of the My Craft Spot stamp release party! :o)

Today we are featuring the NEW O Holy Night stamp set! This collection has a variety of beautiful sentiments that work perfectly for any Christmastime project. They just warm the heart. (All of the new stamps and SVG files will be available for purchase on Saturday!)

To celebrate the true meaning of the season, I made an elegant cross that can be used as a large tree ornament or a sweet wall hanging.
A little closer in on the cross, which is a layered cut file from the Silhouette Online Store:
It is backed in burgundy for a rich representation of His love, with a snowy flourish of joy. And I could not resist adding a complete border of pearls. :o) (Yes, it took quite a while.)
This is one of the simpler sentiments on this set, which nestled in so perfectly. The script is gorgeous and stands so beautifully on its own! My wintry paper is from Pion Design's Silent Night collection. The Fancy Flourish is from My Favorite Things, which is covered in Glamour Dust. The snowflakes are from Cheery Lynn Designs.
The precious dangling snowflake was made with the Flowers- Daisy dies, which is covered in Glamour Dust and centered with a Wild Orchid Crafts rose. Love truly blossomed into life on that holy day. :o) The simple hanger on top is made with Chocolate twine.

Flutter on over to the My Craft Spot blog to see the lovely creations from my inspiring teamies! While there, leave a comment on Kimberly's post for a chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate to the My Craft Spot store!
Thank you for visiting and I wish you a sparkly beautiful day!

Challenges entered:
 *Christmas at Sweet Stampin'~ Snowflakes
 *DL.Art Thankful Thursday~ October Linky Party (Anything Goes)
 *The Ribbon Girl~ White
 *Through the Craft Room Door~ Anything Goes
 *Through the Purple Haze~ Stars/Snowflakes

Monday, October 20, 2014

My Craft Spot Stamp Release Party- Naughty or Nice?

Welcome to Day 1 of the My Craft Spot Stamp Release Party! Each day this week we will be sharing projects to showcase FIVE new stamp sets and several new SVG files! Every day Kimberly is giving away a gift certificate to the My Craft Spot Store, randomly chosen from comments left on her daily blog posts. You'll also be treated to an abundance of inspiration from my teamies! The party will conclude with a blog hop celebration on Saturday, where the full release is revealed with prizes at every stop! Kimberly's new goodies will also be available for purchase beginning that day. :o)

This release embraces the fun, magic, and beauty of winter and Christmas! Today we are featuring the new Naughty or Nice? stamp set. (Throughout the week we also will be incorporating the new SVG files into our projects.)

I paired two of my favorite sentiments in this set with two of Kimberly's new SVG files. :o)
How stunning is this gift/treat box design?! I'm elated that Kimberly is delving into SVGs because she is a natural with them. I love this Present Box cut file so much that I had to make it for Day 1! The fabulous Shaker Ornament/Tag is from one of her new SVG sets! It's such a delightful combination of whimsy and elegance. :o)
I adore the sentiments throughout this entire release. From Santa is nestled within Christmas Candy sequins. Rather than use dimensionals for the shaker window, I cut 6 or 7 of the thin frames and adhered them together. I like the cleaner look it provides and it also feels more secure.

The Special Delivery sentiment is heat-embossed in gold atop the sweetest vellum! The mingling of tiny dots and hearts made me envision snowing love... I couldn't resist using it for this project. :o)
This bow design is so exquisite that I had to take a picture from above! I extended my pearl detailing to the bow so it looks like tiny snowflakes are falling on the gift. :o) The scalloped pearl in the center is from Wild Orchid Crafts. The foiled green and gold paper is from SEI Holiday Traditions, which I paired with K and Company red and golds. The braid for my ornament tag is from JoAnn's.
Zip on over to My Craft Spot to see the fabulous creations from the team! Leave a comment on Kimberly's post for a chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate to her store!
I'll see you tomorrow for Day 2! Thank you for visiting and have a blessed day! :o)

Challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes (Optional: Candy Treats)
 *Allsorts~ Embossing (Gold sentiment is heat-embossed)
 *Christmas Stampin' All Year Long~ Use Your Imagination
 *DL.Art Thankful Thursday~ October Linky Party (Anything Goes)
 *Scrapbook Blessings Club~ Anything Goes (Optional: Shaker Cards)
 *Word Art Wednesday~ Encouraging/Uplifting Sentiment

Friday, October 17, 2014

Sneak Peeks! :)

Happy Friday, my dear friends! I hope you're having a blessed week. :o)

The My Craft Spot Stamp Release party starts on MONDAY! I'm anxious for everyone to see the festive new goodies! My teamies and I have so much in store for you. :o) Here are just a few sneak peeks of what we have been working on and will be sharing next week!











See you soon and have a beautiful day! :o)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

You're Invited! Stamp Release Party Coming Soon! :)

Hello, my sparkly friends! I've been tucked away like a good little elf in my crafty space preparing for Christmas fun! Guess what's coming?! :o)
You're invited to join the party at My Craft Spot! We'll be celebrating Kimberly's Christmas (and winter!) release of stamps and SVG files all week long beginning October 20th!

Each day we will be sharing sneak peek projects of 5 new stamp sets, plus Kimberly's first SVG files! My teamies and I have been crafting in our holiday workshops, creating a ton of projects to share with you! We even have THREE fabulous guest designers joining us!

What's a party without surprises?! Each day you will have an opportunity to win a gift certificate to the My Craft Spot store ! Yay! :o)

Our party concludes with a blog hop on Saturday, October 25th! There will be oodles of prizes and an abundance of inspiration to get you ready for the upcoming season of joy! You are going to LOVE this release! I've honestly waited all year for this release and I love every single component of it. :o)

Have a blessed day, everyone!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Trick or Treat at My Craft Spot!

Happy Monday, dear friends! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Today begins a new challenge at My Craft Spot, with the fun theme of Trick or Treat!

For my project, I made a glassine treat bag that will hold freshly baked cookies. :o)
My sweetheart and I do not engage in Halloween, so instead we celebrate Autumn's beauty and harvest blessings. I will be baking him cookies and sharing some in this happy harvest bag. :o) I embossed the glassine bag for a pretty background using the Provo Craft Victoria folder.
The sweet sentiment is from Banner Sentiments- Fall, which I cut out with a Spellbinders Lacey Pennants and inked with Spiced Marmalade distress ink. My leafy swag was made with the gorgeous Fall Border metal die set, using old Bo Bunny papers. (I'm using every centimeter!) The pinecone accents are fussy-cut from a DP from my stash. 

My swag hangs from a bow of Harvest Wine crinkle ribbon and a Wild Orchid Crafts rose. For rustic texture, I layered it atop burlap.
The pumpkins for my pumpkin patch are from the Fall Wheelbarrow metal die set, which I simply adore. The curlicues are just so sweet! The paper is from Heartfelt Creations' Sun Kissed collection, chosen to coordinate with the embossed background and swirly-papered leaves. They're inked in Spiced Marmalade.

Be sure to check out my fabulous DT sisters' creations for more inspiration! I hope you play along with us this week... I can't wait to see what you create! :o) Thank you for visiting and have a beautiful day!

Challenges entered:
 *Charisma Cardz~ Anything but a Card
 *Craft Your Passion~ Add Some Fabric/Material
 *Inspiration Destination~ Anything Goes
 *One Stitch at a Time~ Anything Goes with Orange
 *SweetStamps~ Dies

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Christmas in the Heart

Hello, sweet friends! I'm posting again today on the My Craft Spot blog, bringing some seasonal joy! Christmas is my favorite everything and I couldn't wait a moment longer to indulge in festive elegance. :o)

I made a card and tag set for a very special friend and had such a fun time filling it with lots of sappy love. :o)
This started with Kimberly's gorgeous Christmas sentiment from the Joy to the World stamp set.
It's such a beautiful greeting. The snowflake flourish above it is from Ornate Labels- Christmas. I framed it in 'snowy' Wild Orchid Crafts flowers and sparkly jingly bells. My bouquet consists of Pink Mist and white roses, hip rosebuds, and cosmo daisies. I always love using their gorgeous blooms! I sprinkled them with Polar White Flower Soft for a fluffy touch of snow. Both pearl trims are also from WOC.
I also used several Cheery Lynn Designs products. The pretty base frames are the Horizon Square Boutique Stacker Frames, my snowflakes are from their snowflake set, and the snowy vines in my bouquet are Mini Fanciful Flourishes. Memory Box dies create my peaceful scene along the bottom: Frosted Spruce Tree (accented with Flower Soft) and part of the Deer Trio, frolicking along a pearly trail of snow.
The coordinating gift tag base is a Marianne Design die, which I decorated with several of Kimberly's goodies! I truly love the Clock Time stamp set, so I used it for my focal point to declare it officially Christmas Day. My clock is atop a Tiny Doilies 2 metal die base, which reminds me of a snowflake. More WOC flowers and Cheery Lynn snowflake/flourish dies surround it.
Merry Christmas is from Joy to the World and the sweet holly corners are from Ornate Labels- Christmas. They are colored with Copics and sprinkled with Glamour Dust. (Glamour Dust also covers every snowflake because I cannot stop using it.) I made the large layered snowflake on top of the tag with two dies from the Flowers- Daisy set, which rests atop Petal Pink and Vanilla Bean crinkle ribbon. Each of the three layers are popped up with foam tape for dimension.

My papers are from Pion Design's Silent Night, which are so lovely in person. I hope it fills my friend's heart with heavenly joy. :o)
Thank you for fluttering on by and I wish you a blessed day! :o)

Challenges entered:
 *52 Christmas Card Throwdown~ Diamonds and Pearls
 *Christmas at Sweet Stampin'~ Christmas Critters
 *Creative Inspirations~ Lovely Lace
 *Dies R Us~ Gift Tags
 *Holly Jolly Christmas~ Anything Goes
 *One Stitch At a Time~ Anything Goes with a Flower

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