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A summer photo banner with Carta Bella!

Hello, friends!! Have you been following the Echo Park and Carta Bella blogs to check out all the fabulous projects for our SUMMER CRAFT CAMP? There’s also been some great free printables and a summer photo check list.. check it out!

 

Download the PHOTO CHECKLIST

These photo checklists are great for Project Life and Scrapbooking! Sometimes you get so busy with the summer fun that you might miss something!

And how about this cute printable? Download it HERE.

 

Now, here’s a recent project that I created for the ‘craft camp’ A summer photo banner using Carta Bella’s ‘Cool Summer’ collection!

Pretty cute, right? I really enjoyed working with this collection.. it’s so beautiful with super cute element stickers! If you’d like to download my step by step instructions, CLICK HERE. This would be a great mantle decoration.. or even tied to an empty photo frame. I used Lori Whitlock’s pennant die cut files with my Silhouette Cameo, but if you do not have an electronic die cutting machine… GET ONE.. lol.. No, really.. you can easily hand cut some pennant shapes. These are 4″ wide.

I thought the little fabric bows were adorable.

 

Staged photos with perfectly coordinated dress and pink ice cream? You bet! lol. I have no shame!

 

How do you like it? I totally forgot how much I enjoy making little banners… I might have to make some more! ;) Maybe a fun Halloween one with some Doodlebug Designs.. Yup. I think that will happen! I always start my Halloween projects in July (for CHA) and it gets crazy from there. Halloween crafting is my FAVORITE! What about you?.. What is your favorite crafty time of year?

 

OK, folks.. see ya later! Now that court is over (I will update you all soon) I can get back into crafty mode. I am so happy too have the stress of ‘what if’ and court off my back. I do not wish custody issues on anyone! It’s for the birds.. really.

Talk to you all soon! Enjoy your weekend! *waves*

 

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Carta Bella ‘Giddy Up’ Boot! Yee-Haw! (and a little update)

FINALLY! As soon as I saw the preview for the Carta Bella Giddy Up collections I was dreaming up all the projects I wanted to make.. starting with this boot from SVG Cuts! A boot 100% from paper.. whaaaa?… Yes, friends!

I had this pretty little thing made a few weeks ago and have been so excited to share.. it recently went out in an email from Carta Bella, so you might have seen it already… but now you get to see it BIGGER and up close!

Is that NOT sooo cool? It’s amazing to me that it is made from paper… lol. This boot would look fantastic in ANY theme!.. 4th of July, etc.

You can find my 3D star tutorial right here; STAR TUTORIAL.. And I just noticed it has been pinned over 8,000 times! Sheesh!

This boot might not have ‘been made for walkin’…‘ (you know the song, right?..) but who cares when it’s THIS cute!?… and yeah, I MIGHT have tried to stick my foot inside, lol. This is not exactly made for a size 7 foot. Would you like to make your very own boot to try and cram your foot into? You’ll need the SVG Cuts kit, Happy Trails! This is an amazing cutting file kit that would look fabulous done up in either of these Carta Bella Giddy Up collections!

 

That’s it, friends! HAPPY CRAFTING!!.. as for ‘me’ I am hoping to get back to ‘normal’ soon. As I’ve mentioned a few times now I am in the middle of a custody/move away case right now and it’s just DRAINING me mentally.. very hard stuff, folks. The court date is tomorrow and I am hoping it all goes smoothly.. send some happy thoughts my way.. and coffee.. LOTS of coffee. Court is about 3hrs away and I have to get up around 3:30am and be out the door by 5:00am.. I much rather be going to Disneyland, lol. So many of you have sent me such sweet messages and while I haven’t had a chance to reply to all of you, each and every one of your sweet comments, advice, hugs, etc. means SO much to me! I blog and share pics, act like a weirdo, etc.. and sometimes it’s easy to forget that I put myself out there and people get to ‘know’ me and genuinely care for me. Even a few of you who read my blog and are not ‘commenters’ have taken time to email me and just let me know they are thinking of me.. so sweet! One of you (Natalie R.) even sent me a card.. with a Starbucks gift card in it! Coffee always cheers me up, lol..  Thank you all! *pink fluffy hearts floating around me* .

*hugs*

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Echo Park & Carta Bella SUMMER CAMP!

How exciting is THIS?!… Even more exciting because I am on both of these amazing teams! Echo Park Paper and Carta Bella are bringing you a FUN crafty summer camp!

This inspirational summer crafting event begins June 4th and runs through August! That’s a whole lotta awesomeness going on! Each DT member from the teams will be sharing weekly projects. There will be something for everyone! More details will come soon.. What we know now is that you WILL want to join in and check it out. There will be contests and giveaways.. even special badges participants can earn! Oh yes, sign me up for a special badge!

Anyhow.. More deets to come soon!

What type of projects are you excited to see?… All of them?.. I thought so! *wink*

Carta Bella ‘Cool Summer’ Lemonade Card

*sluuurp*… I have a delicious card to share today! A nice tall refreshing glass of lemonade!

I think this is one of my favorite cards I’ve made! It all came together so well with the cute Cool Summer collection. I added a cluster of brads and buttons, which I LOVE. I love ‘clumping things’.. Unless it’s milk.. yuck. No clumpy milk please. *barf* Brings me back to the baby/toddler days when I use to find hidden bottles or sippy cups with milk in them that were a week or two old.. Forget washing them.. I would toss them out. Lazy? Maaaaybe.. Totally creeped out by clumpy sour milk that looks like it’s moving towards me when I look at it. Absolutely.

Not quite sure why I am going on and on about nasty milk from talking about brads and buttons.. So. Yeah.. Moving on.

 

For more details on how I created this card, you can check out the Carta Bella blog post.

Totally makes me want a frozen lemonade.. spiked, of course.. with some BBQ.. and a pool. Summer, are you here yet?! Although, with summer brings wasps around here. Every year we have a problem with them. They like to make their nests on our back porch, egh! Then yesterday my little monsters came running in the house screaming that there was a wasp nest in their play house.. Happy Mother’s Day to me, lol. We’ve got to figure out how to get rid of these things. They literally harass us. Gah! Just talking about it gets me all itchy.. and I am pur-ty sure I hear buzzing behind me *looks over shoulder*..  I am quite traumatized because some attacked me one summer. I was stung (bit?) on my head numerous times. I freaked out and it caused one to get tangled in my hair.. nightmares are made of this, seriously. I called my husband crying to come home from work and help me. Maybe a bit dramatic, but I was convinced I was going to die, lol

 

So… enough milk and wasp chit-chat. I’d love to hear what you think! Have something you’ve created with the ‘Cool Summer’ collection? We’d love to see it! Simply upload it to the Carta Bella Facebook page HERE to share it with the rest of our online community.

Thanks for stopping by!

 

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Altered Wooden Book Box w/ Mini Album – Carta Bella So Noted

Why, hello! *hands you a cup ‘o coffee*

I have some paper crafty goodness to share with you today.. of course. Because that’s what I normally share.

I am LOVING this project I designed for Carta Bella. The So Noted collection has got to be my favorite Carta Bella collection so far! I LOVE the vintage design and soft colors. So beautiful!

I found this wooden ‘book’ at Hobby Lobby a few months ago and it’s been hanging out waiting for the perfect papers to alter it with. When My Carta Bella DT box came I opened it up.. fondled the So Noted collection.. glanced at my wooden book… then I looked up to the heavens and said aloud, “It is time…” (in an overly dramatic voice, of course)

(I swear on my glitter stash that really happened!)

 

So, here’s the finished book box thingy.. a book with a drawer?.. I dunno, but it’s cute… and I swear on my Thickers stash you’ll love it. (And don’t pretend you don’t love it just to try and get ‘mah Thickers.)

My daughter looks so serious in that picture, but I love it because it is SO ‘her’.

Pull the drawer out and it perfectly fits the 4×6 journaling cards (made into a mini album)

As you can see, these patterns are stunning! I was pretty excited to find a perfectly matched seam binding to use, too! A light aqua blue. (Can’t remember where I got this one from)

You can check out THIS post on the Carta Bella blog to get the FULL supply list and design details.

 

I’d love to hear what you think! Do YOU prefer ‘altering’ over die cutting things like this? If you are big on die cutting you can find a 3D book cutting file from the Attic Treasures SVG Cuts Kit. Check it out and whip up your own book! If you want to alter the wood box, again, this is from Hobby Lobby (I’ve seen some at other craft stores)

OK, friends.. off ya go! Hope the rest of your week is fabulous! My next week and a half requires two dentists appointments.. GAH. Just when I was about to get Invisalign on April 12th, they find a small infection on a root canal I had done TWO years ago.. REALLY!!! I’ve been walking around with an infection for two years. How am I even alive still? Now they have to fix it up in two parts and my Invisalign impressions appointment has to be pushed back. I literally cried. I can’t win! I find out today if my insurance will even cover a re-treatment on that tooth since it’s been so long.. if not, I am out $900. Just shoot me now.. seriously. Pull all my darn teeth and slap some dentures in my face.

Done… Just D.O.N.E.

Wow.. venting much? LOL.. Ok, lovelies.. See ya! *waves*

 

 

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Welcome to the Carta Bella DT blog hop!

Welcome to the Carta Bella Paper Design Team Blog Hop! Join our Design Team on their individual designer blogs as they share their current projects using Carta Bella Paper products. Follow the blog hop list below tohop from one blog to the next. ONE winner will be selected from each blog to receive a Carta Bella Paper collection kit of their choosing. To qualify for the drawing, please leave a comment on each corresponding blog. All comments are due by midnight EDT on Wednesday, February 28th to qualify. Winners will be announced on each blog on Thursday, March 1 to be sure to check back to see if you won!

 

**BONUS GIVEAWAY** Check out my extra giveaway at the end of this post!

 

Well, well.. look who it is.. I’ve been expecting you! Yes, really!! Did you bring me coffee? You DID?! Awesome.

Here we are, another round of a fabulous design team blog hop with the Carta Bella girls! I hope you’ve been inspired and have loved the projects you’ve seen so far!

Today I have a vacation photo box to share. This was super quick and fun to create. I used the AMAZING ‘Well Traveled’ collection for this. This collection has got to be one of the best travel lines I’ve seen! I love the colors and vintage feel to the graphics. To create this I used a Lori Whitlock cutting file which you can find HERE.

Purty darn cool! And totally useful! You can make several ‘themes’ to store extra photos that may not make it to scrapbook albums and such. Perfect!

I am pretty much in love with this camera die cut. I got the shape in the Silhouette store. Added the ‘New York’ sticker with an Epiphany Crafts epoxy over it to create a ‘lens’. Then I added on some tiny brads and gray cord to make a camera strap. Um, yeah. Hello awesome idea! So happy to have met you!  You should come around more often!

*high five* for scrumptious embellies! I am so into brads right now. I think I might just start calling my husband Brad. Yeah. That’ll work.

Did’ja know Carta Bella’s ‘Well Traveled’ collection has WASHI TAPE! I added a little taste of it here and there to my box. Those cool roller stamps (arrows and cameras) are from Glitz Design. Really neat and I am glad I snagged them!

 

Alrighty, now for my BONUS giveaway. I am giving away a Well Traveled 6×6 paper pad, layered stickers, AND a pack of three washi tapes! I will chose a winner from my blog comments AND Facebook page. Here’s how it will work. When selecting the winner I will count blog comments first and my Facebook WALL COMMENTS. So if you follow me on Facebook and post to my wall that will get you an extra entry!

  • Go to my FACEBOOK PAGE. Click ‘like’ (if you haven’t already)… post something to my FACEBOOK WALL; that you are a follower, say hello,  leave me a smiley face, tell me your credit card info (LOL)..etc. The comment must be posted between 2/21 and 3/1. YAY! Good luck!

**  Don’t forget that a comment on EACH DESIGNER BLOG will enter you for a chance to win a kit of your choice!

Time to send you off to the talented Jan! I gurantee she’s got something amazing to share with you all!

If you happen to just stop by my blog, or got lost along the way, here’s the hop list:

OK, crafty friends… I will see you next time! Feel free to browse my bllog later and check out the ECHO PARK DT blog hop! We’ve got more prizes there, too! YAY FOR PRIZES! I hope you all have a great weekend!

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EP’s Photo Freedom ‘Dear, Santa’ kit!

Hey, hey! Are you all staying warm? I am sitting here with some coffee and my little space heater TRYING to stay warm. We got some snow last night and while I just LOVE the snow, I hate being cold when I can’t cuddle up by a fire or in my warm cozy bed. But, I have a few things to share and thought I better get to blogging! So.. here I am. Freezing just for you guys.

So, I am sure you’ve all seen me mention a billion times that I am not a ‘scrapbooker’. I am not exactly sure WHY I don’t scrapbook. I have three beautiful monsters and a fantastic camera that I know how to use properly.. We do plenty of fun stuff to make memories of.. but yet, I leave folders and folders of photos on my computer and don’t print them. I have TONS of paper.. I just don’t ‘get it’. I have tried several times to create a layout and 1 ou of 5 times ends up in something worth sharing. I see all these AMAZING scrapbookers who’s style I love and I love what THEY do. But when it comes to my pages.. I don’t want tons of journaling.. ink splatters.. giant flowers, etc. I just want it ‘clean’. Then I stare at it forever saying to myself, “Is it done?.. It doesn’t look done.. I am pretty sure I am sitting on my cat’s tail right now…” Poor kitty. Really though. I just need to find a ‘flow’ and a style for ME and have at it. But, until then.. I have Echo Park’s PHOTO FREEDOM!

I am FREEEEEEE… That’s how I felt when I started playing with the Dear, Santa kit. I was SO stressed at first. I even contemplated asking our DT coordinator to be skipped for this DT assignment. Nope.. I sucked it up and found some cute photos to print. I laid them all out on the table with my Dear, Santa kit, took a deep breath, and jumped in!….. And I survived! Really, people. If you’re like me and not much of a scrapbooker THIS is for you. No joke. I think my issue is trying to ‘fill up’ that big ‘ol 12×12 page (I know you can do smaller pages, but I like the look of the larger pages). With the Photo Freedom kits that ‘scary big page’ issue is broken up into this little ‘you can handle this’ sections. Once I stopped looking at it as a big scary 12×12 sheet I had to fill up, it all came together.. a little section at a time.

I did choose to keep my pages simple and clean and focus on the pretty pictures. I absolutely HATE my writing (AKA: chicken-scratch) so I avoid journaling (Santa needs to being mama a typewriter!). I also wanted to show the collection nicely, so I didn’t mix in much from other companies as far as stamps, alphas, and embellishments go.

So, here they are! My five Photo Freedom Dear, Santa pages! YAY!

 

My first page focuses on Christmas morning. (Gah! Seeing this makes me so excited for Christmas!! 12 days, peeps.. TWELEVE DAYS!!!!)

I love these die-cut numbers from Lori Whitlock! They were the perfect little added touch to my page.

 

The second page shows my youngest daughter getting her most wanted gift, a Nintendo DSi XL. She was THRILLED! Again, I added in some die-cuts and then a bit of some American Crafts white glittery alphas.

 

This page is all about gingerbread fun! I printed a 6×8 photo to split, which I think was a great idea! It’s such a yummy photo and just needed to be BIGGER! For the ‘JOY” card, I used my craft knife to cut out the middle of the circle to use as a frame. CUTE!

 

This one is my favorite, I think! I just love the aqua blue and teal! This page shows when our elf ‘Snowflake’ came and brought some Polar Express fun!

I printed the main photo onto textured Carta Bella cardstock.. came out GREAT! It’s just a tad small for this section of the page protector, but it doesn’t look bad. As you can see I die-cut some vellum snowflakes, added some stamping, etc. I really just love this little section!

 

This one.. to be honest.. is kinda ‘eh’ for me. For one.. it’s a 12×12 full page (you know.. the scary 12×12 pages I mentioned earlier? lol). I just added a photo of one of my trees, some ‘negative’ snowflakes with vellum behind them, and some rub-ons. Nothing crazy exciting.

 

What do ya think? I was pretty excited to share this with you all! The whole ‘pocket’ scrapbooking is so crazy popular right now! So what about you?.. If you’re a scrapbooker have you given this ‘style’ a try? And if you’re like me and don’t really scrapbook, have you thought about giving this Photo Freedom stuff a go? It really does make things so much easier!

 

You can see all the current and upcoming Echo Park Photo Freedom kits HERE. For a little how to on one of my pages (4×6 horizontal) you can get the free PDF download RIGHT HERE.

 

And before I let ya go, have you heard about the AMAZING giveaways happening over at SVG Cuts? You MUST check it out! A spectacular 12 days of Christmas giveaway packed full of amazing prizes such as; Sizzix eclips, Silhouette Cameo, Unity stamps, giftcards, paper and embellishments, a pile of buttons from Paper Play Studio (That’s me!) etc. It really is amazing! Day 2 is under way so be sure to check it out! Yes, it’s all happening RIGHT NOW! Good luck to all who enter!

I’m off! See ya again soon!
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Welcome to the Echo Park November blog hop!

Welcome, welcome, welcome!! *waves* Thanks for joining us for the Echo Park Paper monthly DT blog hop! I always love you all stopping by to tell me how much you love me, lol jk! (But.. feel free to! Heh!)

Welcome to the Echo Park Paper Design Team Blog Hop! Today the Echo Park Paper Design Team is showcasing projects from our latest collections. Be sure to follow the blog hop list below as you hop from one blog to the next. Return to the Echo Park Paper blog at any time for the next blogger on the list in case you get lost or confused! ONE winner will be selected from each blog to receive an Echo Park Paper collection kit of their choosing. To qualify for the kit, comments will be due by midnight EST, Sunday, November 25rd to qualify for the drawing. The winner will be announced on each blog Monday, November 26th,  so be sure to check back to see if you’ve won! Good luck!

 

I have two little projects and a recipe to share.. oh, yes! It’s that time of year! All our butts will grow two sizes and I am here to help! No need to thank me.

But just in case you’re lookin’ forward to a more round back side…. You’re welcome.

 

First up I have this DARLING snowman container. This doesn’t have too much Echo Park going on, but that’s ok! That’s why I have two projects to share. For both my projects I used Echo Park Paper’s ‘This & That Christmas’. So lovely!

I mean seriously. I die. How CUTE is this? Look at this face! Looook!

To create this I used my Sizzix eclips cutting machine and the SVG Cuts kit,  Christmas Open House. I absolutely love how this snowman goes together! A perfect sized treat container, too! I cut the body out with Carta Bella kraft cardstock which is GREAT for die cutting. It’s nice and thick and holds shape very well. I used some Echo Park clear stamps (Holly Jolly Christmas and Season’s Greetings from 2011) to stamp brown snowflakes all over. The idea of this was inspired by my friend Thienly (since she recently did a kraft paper snowman), and also the banana bread packaging that I am about to share..

Yup! ‘nana bread packaging.. here it is! Mmmmmmm! Smells SO good! If you wanna smell some too.. I am going to share the recipe with ya in a bit! Until then, feel free to lick your computer screen.

A big yummy loaf of greatness!

Yes, folks.. dust off that paper crimping tool! I love mine and especially love it over kraft cardstock! Made a beautiful textured bread wrap. Love the look of the brown stamped snowflakes all over.

See that ’25′ flair? That’s from my little flair shop, Paper Play Studio! You can find it in the December Daily 8pk of flair!

And TODAY (Monday 11/19) is the last day to use the code ILOVEPPS for the buy 2 get 1 free deal! This is my LAST sale of the year!  Check out my FACEBOOK page for more details or head on over to the store to check out all my FLAIR!

Sooooo.. here’s where I ask ya, “What did ya think?.. You likey?”..

I hope I’ve inspired ya.. and if not.. I hope you leave here with a craving for banana bread at least! LOL!

Not inspired and hate bananas? Well, you’re just no fun then!

 

I am kidding of course.. You’re still fun…. ish.

 *wink*

 

Preheat that oven, y’all and find some practically rotten bananas!

Here’s the RECIPE I use. I do make it my ‘own’ though. I use 1 tablespoon of cinnamon and 4 VERY ripe smallish/medium bananas (mash ‘em reaaaally good.) And people, for the love of muffin tops, use REAL butter! It makes all the difference in your baking. Oh.. and I do 1/2c brown sugar and a 1/2c white sugar. PERFECTO! This recipe is FABULOUS and peeps ask me all.the.time how to make it.

Now that I’ve rambled, threw some photos at ya, and made you hungry, I will send you off to the sweet and talented Linda Auclair

If you happen to stumble upon my blog, or ya lost your way.. here’s the hop list! Remember to leave comments for a chance to WIN!! PLEASE try to remember to leave a way to contact you. If you enter your email address for my blog, it will NOT show up when you post. Only I will see it….. and I only send SPAM emails for discounted Viagra to people who don’t like bananas.

That’s it! Have a great week!

Huh.. just realizing that someday someone might Google ‘discounted Viagra’ and end up on my blog.. LOL! “I don’t have that, but here’s a very exciting paper snowman to look at!!”


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Carta Bella BLOG HOP!

Welcome to the Carta Bella Paper Design Team Blog Hop! Join our Design Team on their individual designer blogs as they share their current projects using Carta Bella Paper products. Follow the blog hop list below to hop from one blog to the next. ONE winner will be selected from each blog to receive a Carta Bella Paper collection kit of their choosing. To qualify for the drawing, please leave a comment on each corresponding blog. All comments are due by midnight EDT on Thursday, October 25th to qualify. Winners will be announced on each blog on Friday, October 26th to be sure to check back to see if you won! (Try and leave your email address if possible, because I will contact you directly as well!)

If you’ve randomly stopped by my blog, or perhaps lost your way through the hop here’ the hop list to get ya back on track!

Hey, hey! How are you?! Welcome to another fun blog hop with awesome projects! I’m the third stop so you still have a ways to go, but I hope you’ve loved the two projects you’ve seen so far!

Today I have a beautiful decor piece to share, an altered sled! I used the Christmas Day collection kit.

Pretty and vintagey, right? Here’s my sled!

Makes such a great decoration doesn’t it?  I got the wood sled from Michael’s craft store and I took it apart to easily alter the wood pieces. Then simply hot glued it back together. I took some sand paper to the edges to distress them a bit.

Well, folks.. there it is! I hope you like it!

Don’t forget to leave a comment to be entered to win a Carta Bella collection kit of your choice! EACH blogger is giving one away! Fun! I would LOVE to hear what your crafting plans are for the holidays! I just love this time of year and am so excited about upcoming projects!

Have a great weekend! (And check out my guest designer projects for Pebbles, HERE. I have four fun projects shared and there’s a giveaway over there, too! YAY!)


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Day 2 of the Fa-BOO-Lous Inspiration week!

Heeeey there! It’s day two of my Fa-BOO-Lous Halloween week and I’ve got some amazing projects to share today! Some of my fellow Carta Bella design team members joined me in showing off Carta Bella’s AMAZING All Hallows’ Eve collection! I just love, love, LOVE this collection and I’m so happy these wonderful designers joined me today!
Don’t forget to check out yesterday’s post along with the Ghostess with the Mostess design challenge! There’s a fun prize up for grabs along with a freebie SVG file from Designs on Cloud 9 if you decide to use it! There’s also a discount code from a wonderful sponsor, My Thoughts Exactly. Use code MTELUVHLCW for 15% off your stamp order! Yay!
Ok, let’s get this party started! You’re gonna just love these projects and I hope they get your wheels turning and get you inspired for some Halloween crafting. Come on now, GET EXCITED!!!
First up is yours truly! Ok.. Soooo… I kinda cheated here. This project was shared on the Carta Bella blog the other day. But hey, if you didn’t see it then just pretend I didn’t say that, lol! I created some spooktacular treat envelopes with the string tie envelope file from Lori Whitlock. I edited the file by adding on an oval shape to create a window so you can see the treats inside!

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On the back I used some brads and wire to close it. Thought this was a bit different than just string or twine. Add on some embellishments and you’re done!

 See the bling? Those ‘crystals’? I added those with my Imaginisce irock tool. One of my favorite tools to add some ‘glam’ to Halloween projects.. And YOU could win one in todays prize! Keep on reading and then leave a comment to enter!
Now for my fabulous guest designers! Please visit each of their blogs and see just how amazing they are! I feel honored to be designing with them on the Carta Bella team!
First up is Jan. I’m also on the Sizzix DT with her, and just ADORE her work. She’s quite the designer, for sure! Check out the beautiful mask she made. Jaw dropping gorgeous! I want if for my own house! LOL.. No really. Jan, you know you want to send it to me! I can trade you a kid!

Jan said, “I purchased a paper mache mask from Michael’s and covered it with All Hallow’s Eve.  Made some flowers, (all Sizzix of course!) paper branches, added a few spiders, feathers, bling and a stick.” Please take a moment to stop by Jan’s blog and say hello! PLUS she’s also giving away a Carta Bella kit (Alphabet Junction)!

Is that anything other than amazing?.. really! *swoon*

 

Next up is the always fabulous Patricia! Everything she makes is amazing! (To only have that touch, right?!) She created this super fun coffin box using a cutting file designed by Lori Whitlock. I just LOVE the spooky surprise once you open the coffin!

Patricia says, “This little coffin design by Lori Whitlock from the Silhouette Studio store was too irresistible to pass up.  I removed the cross from the front of the coffin only because I wanted to decorate the front with the die cut spider web, stickers, tag, and twine.  I was going for the “don’t open this” kind of feel to it.  For the inside, I put baby powder on the back of the skeleton sticker, and attached him to a curled up piece of wire, so he kind of “floats.”  I have this along with the tree and skeleton votives on my mantle…Carta Bella All Hallow’s Eve is perfect for adding Halloween decor to your home.”

Please stop by Patricia’s blog, leave some love and you’ve got to browse around and see more of her work! You’ll be glad you did!

So cool! Open it up and what do you find?..

Love that Carta Bella skeleton sticker! Totally fun, right?..

 

Moving on to ANOTHER super amazing designer, Pam. I mean really.. how am I even on the same DT as these ladies?

Pam said, “A lot of Halloween collections have purple and green in them, which wouldn’t match my photo, so when I saw the neutral color palette of All Hallow’s Eve, I knew it would be perfect for this photo of my little guy from last Halloween. I added the chipboard banner which featured words such as creepy, spooky, etc. but I felt like there was too much text on the page, so I covered up the words with little strips of patterned paper and stitched down the middle of them!”  If you could take the time to stop by Pam’s blog and say hello and check out the rest fo her work, that would be awesome!

Pam has created a DARLING layout! And the title is perfect, “So cute, it’s scary!”.. How adorable is this picture?

I mean, wouldn’t YOU give that cute puppy extra candy? Ooof course! (Hey, that’s a great idea! Cute kids in super cute costumes = more candy.. and what does that mean? More chances of getting chocolate for mom to steal.. right? Riiiight?..)

So, I’ve shown you treats, decor, a layout.. time for a CARD!

 

This card was made by.. yet again.. another Fa-BOO-Lous designer from the Carta Bella team! Man, we are workin’ the All Hallow’s Eve over here, aren’t we? This totally cool card featuring my favorite skeleton sticker was designed by Jen! Say hello to Jen and visit her blog. You better believe she’s got some amazing projects there!

Jen said, “Carta Bella collections make it super easy to create the perfect holiday card! Everything coordinates so seamlessly together. I started this card by stitching down some strips of patterned paper, then added a ribbon. A few chipboard embellishments, stickers and a brad and voila! A perfectly spooky Halloween card with the All Hallow’s Eve line.”

Who wouldn’t love to receive that card?

 

Last, but certainly not least, is the sweet and talented Natasja! She’s super talented and she has created this awesome altered embroidery hoop (A project on my ‘to-do’ list!). How creative is this? She didn’t skip a beat and it’s full of little details! Love the pop of green here. Be sure to head on over to HER BLOG, she’s having a little giveaway as well! WHOO HOO!!

Natasja said, “I created this piece using a vintage embroidery ring as a base filled with a piece of patterned paper. I used some green fabric which gives a lot of dimension while layering all the fun stickers and cardstock stickers that come with the All Hallow’s Eve line. Hang a piece like this in your hall and it will be a fun welcome during Halloween….or it can be a fun little gift!”

How BOO-tiful!

Thank you ladies for joining me! I REALLY appreciate it!  

 

Alrighty.. now that you have all sorts of fun ideas swarming through your head, how about the GIVEAWAY?! It’s easy to enter, just leave a comment! Here’s what’s up for grabs today:

The awesomeness includes:

  • A virtual high five from me…
  • Carta Bella Paper All Hallow’s Eve 6×6 pad and Brads!
  • DIY Thickers alphas! LOVE these! Perfect for adding glitter to.
  • Sizzix embossing folders
  • A variety of canvas bags from State Line Bag Co.
  • Black and white mini pack of Trendy Twine
  • Canvas Corp. 5pk chalkboard tags
  • Imaginisce irock tool

Yeeeeah, buddy! Jump on it and leave a comment! All winners for the week will be announced next Monday here on my blog! GOOD LUCK!

Don’t forget to stop by tomorrow.. and please check out the previous days post w/ giveaway AND the awesome ‘Ghostess with the Mostess’ challenge w/prize! You don’t want to miss out on these other goodies!

 

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