Friday, November 21, 2014

My Craft Spot Guest Designer - All about Thanksgiving!

Hi Everyone....I'm Sonya from Sonya's Paper Trail and I am honored to be a Guest Designer today for My Craft Spot.  I'm a huge fan of all of the My Craft Spot products, but my particular favorites are the beautiful fibers and the versatile stamps, of course!  And since Thanksgiving is quickly approaching I decided that my projects would combine that holiday theme and the MCS products that I love.  

My first project is a fun turkey card, which happens to use a ton of great paper scraps. The turkey is a cut file I cut out using my Cameo.  I love the look on that little gobbler's face and thought that the phrase "Let's Talk Turkey" was perfect!

The My Craft Spot products I used include:

My next project combines a small 3 by 3 note card with two treat containers.  I stamped a few leaves in a variety of colors then added a beautiful sentiment from the Happy Thanksgiving stamp set for a very traditional Thanksgiving greeting.  The treat boxes were cut using my Cameo, too.

Here's a close up of the mini card for you:

The My Craft Spot products I used to create this card include:

Many thanks to Kimberly for this wonderful opportunity to showcase her awesome line of products.  And, I hope you all have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Unique Wreath of Stars...inspired by a Pinterest find!

Hey my last post was a bit of a "Pinterest fail."  Today's is more of a Pinterest success story!   I saw this PIN  and immediately loved the wreath.  I like most wreaths, but the fact this one was made of stars and had polka dots was well...perfection.  So here's my stab at it:

What I used:

Kraft Cardstock by PTI
Confetti white paper by SU
Patterned Paper:  Echo Park Tis the Season
Stamps: My Craft Spot Mistletoe
Jute: My Craft Spot
Pearls: leftovers in my stash
Cut file: Silhouette Store (stars)

Hope you have a great day!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Presents! Inspired by Pinterest...

Hey everyone....I'm proud to say I've put the time I've spent on Pinterest to good use!  I loved this card that someone "Pinned" and decided I'd give it a try.  Check out my version:


I gotta be attempt was a bit lame.  I really love the original version and mine just fell flat.  Oh can't win 'em all. I think maybe my boxes are too large?

Anyway....back to the drawing board.

(Stamped sentiment is by My Craft Spot)

Friday, November 14, 2014

50th anniversary card

Hey everyone....brrr, it's so COLD here!  Perfect weather to make cards and scrapbook pages!  My Mother-in-Law asked me to make a card for friends of theirs who are celebrating their 50th anniversary.  This is what I came up with:

I cut the gold parts using my Cricut (Art Philosophy and Base Camp).  The ribbon is actually white/silver...which believe it or not, looks FABULOUS against that sparkly gold.  

I embossed a mat and used some Stickles for the centers of each flower.  The glitter in the Stickles brings the gold and silver together.

The stamps are a set from the now closed SP&Company.  

I'm super happy with this card even though I struggled just a bit to get started on it!

Have a great weekend!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Simple Christmas Tree

Hi everyone...I love this series of pre-designed cards from the Silhouette Online Store.  I shared a similar card using the spider design close to Halloween.  Today, I'm featuring the simple Christmas tree version:

All I did was add a large pearl for the tree topper.  This is exactly the type of card that a paper crafter pressed for time needs!  And I have to admit...I'm still in awe that my Cameo can cut those tiny little circles so accurately every single time.  Love this machine!

Papers are by Echo Park - Tis the Season

Have a great day!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Be thankful always...

Hi Everyone...I'm spending the day in my craft room and this card is fresh off the presses (so to speak!).  Check out this Thanksgiving card:

Who knew polka dots were for Thanksgiving?  

Supplies used:
Cut from Silhouette Online Store.
Jute from My Craft Spot
Happy Thanksgiving stamps from My Craft Spot
Brads--my stash
Patterned paper by Fancy Pants Designs "Park Bench"

Challenge entered:

Have a great Friday!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

November Holiday Card Share....a happy shopper!

Hi's my design team day at She's A Sassy Lady and I'm happy to be sharing my monthly dose of holiday card inspiration with you all today.  Were you ever a collector of the fun little Studio G stamps?  I know I have a lot of them on hand, including the image I used on this card:

The stamp was a small, wood mounted Studio G stamp that I'm pretty sure I grabbed in the check out line of Michaels a long time ago.  The cute little stamp had never seen ink before I made this card--what a shame!  

The papers I chose all come from the Doodlebug "Home for the Holidays" six by six paper pad.  I colored the image with my Copics.  The punched border is an EK Success punch and I added two small glitter dots by CTMH.

Here's a close up of my coloring for you:

The greeting is a rub-on by American Crafts.  I think this little shopper is just too cute!

Are you busy making holiday cards?  Let us know what is on your workspace today!


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Halloween Vinyl Treat Bucket

Hi you know, I'm in a serious "use it up" mode in my craft space.  And to be honest, Halloween came up on my faster than I realized!  I wanted to have something to send in to school with my son, so I raided my storage closet and found a little treat bucket that I could decorate.  Check it out:

I just cut out a few circles for polka dots and found a great font to cut "Boo" from and voila....a quick gift.  I filled it with Candy Corn M&Ms.  Those are absolutely delightful and should be made available year round.  Yum.

Hope you're having a great day!  I have a fun holiday card for you sure to stop by!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Fright Night...

Happy Halloween!  I spent the morning at my son's school with their Halloween Fest--it was a lot of fun!  Today's card is another one I recently made to send to some friends and family....check it out:

This card is a file from the Silhouette Online Store.  I used up some fun Halloween paper scraps, one of my favorite SP&Company stamp sets and a tiny little bat brad that I've had for ages.  I love the result of bringing new life to older supplies!

Have a safe Halloween!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

BOO! Halloween card for a German Shepherd Lover!

Hi Everyone!  My brother has a beautiful German Shepherd dog.  He's a wonderful guard dog for them and he's absolutely gorgeous (even if I'm terrified of him!).  So this is the Halloween card I came up with for my brother and his family:

I'm getting a lot of mileage out of a piece of MME polka dotted paper!  I paired it with some scraps from a DCWV Halloween stack for the backdrop to the dog.  The stamped "BOO"  is My Craft Spot stamps.  That dog silhouette is a cut file from the Silhouette Online Store.  Since I organized my twine earlier this week, it was so easy to grab a bobbin of it to add to this card!  I'm liking this getting organized thing!