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Get ready for Halloween layouts with this cute title you can download, print, and add to your scrapbook pages. It would also make a fun card or accent for a home decor piece. No matter what you use it for you’ll be ready for trick-...
Get ready for Halloween layouts with this cute title you can download, print, and add to your scrapbook pages. It would also make a fun card or accent for a home decor piece. No matter what you use it for you’ll be ready for trick-or-treaters! Download PDF Download PNG
about 3 hours ago
Holly Anderson Hello! It’s the Winner Wednesday after World Card Making Day, so that means we have lots of winners today! Scroll down to see if you’re one of them! Groovin’ With the Go-to Gals:WCMD Holiday Card Kick-off… po...
Holly Anderson Hello! It’s the Winner Wednesday after World Card Making Day, so that means we have lots of winners today! Scroll down to see if you’re one of them! Groovin’ With the Go-to Gals:WCMD Holiday Card Kick-off… post: Tammy (October 2 @ 4:13 pm) Amber Sheaves (October 2 @ 1:40 pm) Christine Dring (October 2 @ 6:27 am) Celebrating the International Aspect of World Card Making post: Tammy K (October 5 @ 10:09 am) Paper Crafts World Card Making Day Blog Hop post: Penny Kitzmiller (October 5 @ 1:36 am) Jean A Marmo (October 5 @ 7:33 am) Leitha Cantrell (October 4 @ 3:17 pm) Operation Write Home World Card Making Day Blog Hop post: Silvia Diaz says: (October 5 @ 5:35 am) World Card Making Day: Kerri post: Vianna (October 5 @ 7:24 am) Happy World Card Making Day from Cath! post: tricia dee (October 5 @ 9:51 am) World Card Making Day: Susan post: Penny Ward (October 5 @ 10:06 am) World Card Making Day: Jennifer post: Julie A. Shearer (October 5 @ 12:21 pm) World Card Making Day: Stacy post: Efrat (October 5 @ 2:41 pm) World Card Making Day: Holly post: Mandi Holmes (October 5 @ 4:23 pm) Are you a lucky winner this week? Congratulations if you are! Email me at handerson@papercraftsmag.com by October 23rd at 5 pm MDT and I will get your prizes mailed out to you. Thanks for checking in, and happy winning!
about 5 hours ago
Hello friends!!!! Coming to you this week with an announcement....I will be hosting my very first Stampin Up online party through my sis Christina of Creations with Christina from October 9, 2013 through October 25, 2013 so if you want ...
Hello friends!!!! Coming to you this week with an announcement....I will be hosting my very first Stampin Up online party through my sis Christina of Creations with Christina from October 9, 2013 through October 25, 2013 so if you want to try out their new inks or have anything you would like to order, please visit her website HERE. The code to my party is: 4YYZ6RQ7 In addition, there is also a Signup promotion going on from October 7 - October 21 for ONLY $25.00. Yes, you can be a demonstrator for just $25.00!!!! If you are interested in becoming a Stampin up Demo click HERE You can also host your very own party through Christina. Check out this Hostess Promo going on right now: http://www.stampinup.com/us/documents/Flyer_HostessPromo_demo_Oct0113_US.pdfLater this week, I will be sharing some SU projects!!Chit chat soon!!Hugs and blessings, T
about 6 hours ago
Stacy Croninger, Digital Managing Editor Hi friends! I openly admit my paper crafting addictions – buttons, ribbon, chocolate, and well, Pinterest. If I could find a job that let me cruise the Internet pinning things to Pinterest a...
Stacy Croninger, Digital Managing Editor Hi friends! I openly admit my paper crafting addictions – buttons, ribbon, chocolate, and well, Pinterest. If I could find a job that let me cruise the Internet pinning things to Pinterest all day I think I would happily take it. So instead, I cram it into those last minutes in the day before I fall asleep. I have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to card inspiration. From designs I love to cards that just speak to me. I thought it would be fun to share a few with you today. Woodgrain and Quatrefoil I have to confess, it was the butterflies that first caught my eye when I saw these cards from Dawn McVey, but the woodgrain and quatrefoil backgrounds kept me looking. I also like the gorgeous red and teal colors that let the butterflies pop off the cards. Woodgrain and quatrefoil cards from Dawn McVey Bicycle and Flowers Melissa Phillips used a bicycle that tied in perfectly with the stamped sentiment. Plus the flowers add a happy-go-lucky feel to this lovely encouragement card. And it is full of great techniques – stamping, paper piecing, die-cutting, with a hint of stitching. Bicycle and flowers encouragement card from Melissa Phillips Shabby Stamping As I mentioned in my World Card Making Day card post, my inner creative loves shabby chic, but some how between the inside and what actually gets created, my projects lean towards clean and graphic (the safety zone). So this card from Nina B. calls to me in a big way. From the elegant background to the pearls and lace, this birthday card encompasses all things shabby. Shabby birthday card from Nina B. There you go, a few cards that I hope inspire you like they have me. Do you have a Pinterest board with inspiring cards you want to make? I’d love to see some of your favorites. Have fun creating and pinning!
about 7 hours ago
Autumn Baldwin, CK Dream Team member Hi everyone! It’s Autumn here today, back with more photo taking tips. Since we’re getting pretty close to Halloween, I thought I’d give you some ideas for how to get the best photos...
Autumn Baldwin, CK Dream Team member Hi everyone! It’s Autumn here today, back with more photo taking tips. Since we’re getting pretty close to Halloween, I thought I’d give you some ideas for how to get the best photos of your kids in their costumes. Often Halloween photos goes like this: Once everyone’s ready to head out the door to go trick or treating, you pull out your camera to snap a few shots of how adorable they look in their costumes. But the kids are so anxious to get going they don’t want to stop for pictures, meaning you can only snap a few. And it’s already getting dark out so you have to use your flash, which means you get red eyes and ugly shadows. All in all, it ends up being a pretty disappointing photo experience. Sound familiar? Here’s how to get fantastic photos of your kids in their Halloween costumes. Get the kids ready a few hours early while there’s still plenty of light OR (better yet) have them dress up for a Halloween photo shoot a few days in advance. If they know it isn’t already time to go, they’ll be willing to have fun getting into character: All you need for photos like the ones above is a blank wall in a room that gets plenty of window light. Move the couch or the kitchen table out of the way and get shooting. If you’re taking pictures before the big day and have 10 minutes to do a little setup, hang a blanket, sheet, or piece of black stretch velvet in your garage for photos with a studio look. (For more tips on this process, see this post.) If there just isn’t enough light in your house to take a photo without using your flash, head outside. Look for a neutral background like a fence or wall. Try to find one that’s in the shade if it’s very sunny out for even lighting. If you forgot to take photos in advance and don’t have time to look for a good location, just position the kids so there’s mostly grass behind them. Then make sure to zoom in for a few shots – you’ll be able to crop out most of the background distractions AND the zoom will help your camera blur the background. (For more info on using zoom to blur the background, see this post.) Good luck getting great photos of all your little ghoulies and ghosties this Halloween!
about 7 hours ago
Dawn Rene here with you to share a Halloween layout that I embellished with Lovebug Creations rumpled ribbon! You can never go wrong adding a little ribbon to your cards or layout to spice it up. I used the Halloween Grunge and Purple Pe...
Dawn Rene here with you to share a Halloween layout that I embellished with Lovebug Creations rumpled ribbon! You can never go wrong adding a little ribbon to your cards or layout to spice it up. I used the Halloween Grunge and Purple People Eater ribbon - they went perfect with the layout.Thanks for stopping by!SUPPLIESRibbons: Lovebug Creations Halloween Grunge and Purple People EaterPapers: Authentique - Thrilling and Enchanted CollectionsDies: Cheery Lynn DesignsStencil, Black Ink, Black Copic MarkerHi crafty friends!Stacey from Stacey's Creative Cornerhere to show you my project for this week.In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month,I decided to make a little gift to serve as a little reminder to either get checked or do a self exam for one of my friends.I used some of the very beautiful Princess Party Pink Rumple Ribbon on my project.A package of pink tic tacs slides out of my little holder.Don't forget about the monthly challenge going on over at theLovebug Lounge FB group!You can read more about my project on my blogStacey's Creative CornerI hope you have a fabulous crafty day!
about 8 hours ago
Hello Peeps !!!Happy Wednesday !!!I wanted to share an ATC swap that I did with our stamping group. Below is the ATC card that I did and the top card that I did with the ATC on it. I added the DSP panel, did a bit of border embossing.I ...
Hello Peeps !!!Happy Wednesday !!!I wanted to share an ATC swap that I did with our stamping group. Below is the ATC card that I did and the top card that I did with the ATC on it. I added the DSP panel, did a bit of border embossing.I added the 2 ribbons together, clay mold button and the eyelets below. Hope you like it.RECIPE:Stamps: Magnificent Maple, Harvest of ThanksPaper: Baked Brown Sugar, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Very Vanilla, Sweater Weather DSPInk: Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Crushed CurryAccessories: clay button, linen thread, eyelets, Chevron and Striped ribbonsTools: Crop-a dile, Big Shot, Needlepoint EF, clay mold, dimensionalsThanks for stopping by.Have a wonderful day stampin'Chat
about 9 hours ago
Yes, I did it. I posted a holiday card. It may be too soon, but these gorgeous new 3D Foam Designer Shapes Snowflakes from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L were calling my name! Stop on over to the Crafty Power Blog and check out all the detail...
Yes, I did it. I posted a holiday card. It may be too soon, but these gorgeous new 3D Foam Designer Shapes Snowflakes from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L were calling my name! Stop on over to the Crafty Power Blog and check out all the details!thanks for stopping by!~kimberlyP.S. Its my Dad's birthday today! I wish we could be there to celebrate with everyone tonight! Happy birthday, Dad! I love you!
about 10 hours ago
Hello everyone. Today I have an embellished 3D frame to share with you. This is a cut file from the Silhouette America store. I sized the frame so the 5 x 7 inch photograph of Doug and I fit inside the frame's window opening. I cut...
Hello everyone. Today I have an embellished 3D frame to share with you. This is a cut file from the Silhouette America store. I sized the frame so the 5 x 7 inch photograph of Doug and I fit inside the frame's window opening. I cut the top of the frame in a fun print card stock, and the remaining frame parts were cut in heavy American Crafts white card stock (the back and the side strips that hold the front and back together). I selected two colors from the print card stock and cut the rosettes in coordinating colors. I added the rosettes and leaves to the frame front using a combination of glue and pop dots. I titled this photo, "This is what 32 years looks like!" Doug and I will celebrate out 32nd anniversary in November! Thanks for stopping by today. Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month I love this pretty Christmas stamp set and I know you will too. It is perfect not only for card making and scrapbook pages, but also for creating gift tags and wrap embellishments! Like always, the Stamp of the Month is available for purchase at $17.95, or with a $50 purchase you can add the Stamp of the Month to your shopping card during check out! Shop with me at my CTMH on-line Store!!
about 12 hours ago
My oh my but aren't you all so gall durned inspiring? The 210 entries to the All That Glitters is Gold Challenge were so moxie fab I can hardly stand it! Kudos to all of you who gave it a try, and a big moxie thank you from me to you for...
My oh my but aren't you all so gall durned inspiring? The 210 entries to the All That Glitters is Gold Challenge were so moxie fab I can hardly stand it! Kudos to all of you who gave it a try, and a big moxie thank you from me to you for joining in on all the fun. There were tons of good ideas, tons of fabulous approaches, and tons of difficult decisions on my end, as per usual! But narrow it down I have! Check it:Celebrate Card by AgaMoxie Fab Alert: Oh my jaw-dropping gorgeousness! Not only do I adore the teeny tiny little gold randomly stamped flowers Aga has used to create her background, but the gold glitter that she has added to her watercolored leaf is the absolute perfect touch for a challenge of this nature, dontchatink?Touches of Gold Birthday Card by Jen RzasaMoxie Fab Alert: The color palette in this card is wonderfully dreamy, but when Jen added the gold embossing to the flower element and the sentiment (on vellum no less!), it became absolutely magical. And the strip of gold glitter paper? It's a great way to add some texture and just a touch more golden glitz!Little Note Card by Isha GuptaMoxie Fab Alert: Oh sweet little trendy card, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways! First, your color palette is so delightful and so fresh and so lovely that I want to gobble you right up! Second, you're made of trendy Ikat, the hippest pattern in the world today, and the fact that you have little gold centers is a great way to reinforce the trend we're focusing on for this challenge. Third, your simple gold butterfly is such a beautiful, understated focal point, especially when tied on with that whimsical twine! Put it all together and guess what? I think I love you!Golden Thanks Gift Box by BeckyMoxie Fab Alert: The use of gold in this project is postively brilliant (pun intended.) From the gold background doily to the gold embossed detail behind the beautiful gold sentiment, to the stunning gold-tipped floral focal point, gold is the unmistakable star of the show. And yet, it actually enhances the main color palette, causing the entire project to shimmer and shine! (And oh yeah, the design--note where your eyes move across the plane--is pretty brilliant as well!)Trick-or-Treat Halloween Card by Katy DMoxie Fab Alert: Friends, this card has such a magical fall quality to it, I can hardly hardly get over it. Don't you just love that smokey smudgy sunset-y Halloween sky? And those cute little kids ready to trick-or-treat? And that little bird on top of the tree? But what seals the deal for me is the gold trees. They make me want to jump into this scene and soak it all up all around me as though I'm a treak-or-treating little kid once again!Winners, please send me your addresses in an email to cedvalson@papercraftsmag.com and I'll set you up with your "I'm Moxie Fab" challenge winning buttons for your blogs as well as a yummy prize from my moxie magical prize drawer!Friends, I'd love to hear what you think about these inspiring cards. Simply leave me a comment by midnight EDT on Sunday, October 13 and I'll send one random lucky something yummy from my moxie magical prize drawer as well!What a gold rush this has been!~CathPS This challenge may be over, but don't despair, the Handmade Cards Week Challenges are still going on, with the Grand Prize Winner being published in the April 2014 issue of Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking magazine! You have until Monday, October 21 to link up your approaches! I can't WAIT to see you there!
about 12 hours ago