Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Best Wishes with my old jeans!

Hello! I hope your Christmas was fantastic! I am still up in a cabin in Idaho so this is pre-posted for your delight! :) 

Pop on by Shop Pumpkin Spice to get more inspiration all week long! 

I ripped my jeans and didn't want them to be a total loss, so I turned them into this card! 

The sunlight was so harsh on this card, but hopefully you still get the gist. 

Cartridge: Everyday Pop-up Cards
Patterned Paper: Crate Paper Random 6x6 paper pad
Buttons from my stash and twine from my stash.


Thursday, December 22, 2011

My Pink Stamper: 12 Days of Christmas!

Hello and welcome to My Pink Stamper's 12 day's of Christmas! The Pink Designers have been making projects for you all week long and are hoping we can inspire you to play along in the challenges to possibly win a CRICUT MINI! That's right! And there are other prizes every day! Check it out! 

I have the 22nd and I hope you like my super quick and easy project! 

In the move, I don't know where my video camera went, so I filmed this with my iPhone and my husband was holding it! So I'm so sorry it's not the best quality, but I still think you can get it! :) 

If you want directions on how to make the bow that are written, click HERE for my post I did like this last year. :) 

My Pink Stamper: Winter Treats and Sayings
Vellum paper: Paper Trey Ink™
Patterned Paper: Echo Park: Holly Jolly
Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares™
Colorbox ink in Black™

OH! The Christmas tradition! Each person in the family gets assigned another person (in Hans's nuclear family) and we get them a "funny gift". We then have to write a poem about it and from the poem the person has to guess what their gift is. For instance Hans' little brother had just been accepted into a hedge fund in Boston a few years ago. So we made him a hedge hog out of an orange with cloves stuck in it and a little curly tail and we wrote about both. So it has to do with both your life and what's going on and something completely ridiculous. It's pretty "punny". 


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope all of your shopping is done! :) I'm in Idaho right now and we are hoping for more snow!!! :) 

This is my Shop Pumpkin Spice post for this fabulous Wednesday. :) 

Cartridge: Paper Trimmings™ (Cricut Circle Exclusive)
Sentiment: My Pink Stamper: Biggie Christmas
Patterned Paper: Echo Park Times and Seasons
Clear Snap Glue Gloss (what I used to draw the lines to put the glitter on)
White Gel Pen
Denim Twine from the Twinery
Foam Dimensional Tape by Imaginisce in White™
Ink: Momento in Rich Cocoa and Colorbox in Black (I need a new black desperately! haha)
Crinkled Ribbon: Kris Swain's Etsy Store in Old Navy (LOVE this color! Let her know I sent you please!)
Glitter: Martha Stewart Tinsel Glitter™


Monday, December 19, 2011

Snowman Soup

WOO HOO! Welcome to the Imaginisce/Clear Snap blog hop! The hop is just between the two manufacturers so please head over to both of their blogs as well for some great PRIZE opportunities!

My husband thought this card was snowman cruelty! haha. Oh well! I loved it! :) 

We just drove from San Francisco to Salt Lake City in a day! We were SO exhausted last night I basically collapsed into bed. Today we will pick up his brother from the airport and head north to Idaho. We don't really have much internet or phone reception there so I will probably not be able to get back to any of you in comments, but I will try! If I can't, I'll see you after New Years! We are moving into a house in Carmel and I will have a craft room!!! WOO HOO!!! 


This was all the product that Clear Snap sent to me! Thank you! I was able to use all but the Glue Gloss and the green Sparkle Fibers on this project. However, I did work in the Glue Gloss in an upcoming project! :) Check back on Wednesday for that! :) THANK YOU Clear Snap! 

This is another view so that you can see how the card really sparkles! 

Don't forget to hop on over to Clear Snap and Imaginisce (links at the top) to check out what all the girls have made! 

I based this on a sketch by Artful Delight:


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Sydney's Shadow Box

Hello and good Wednesday morning to you! I am here to share my Pumpkin Spice post of the day! 

This was made for my six year old niece (well technically my 2nd cousin, but we're more like sisters). I decided I wanted to make her something for her room so I used her monogram to make this shadow box wall hanging! It's my first one and I hope you like it! :)

The light was so wrong to take these photos, but I did my best! 

 I used my Xyron to glitter the vellum butterfly wings.


I also made this for the My Mind's Eye Sketch Challenge. I'm not sure they will let it in since it isn't a "card", but I made it from this sketch so it should still be credited! :) 


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

New Collection By Imaginisce: Hippity Hop!

Welcome to the release party of Hippity Hop! This may be my most favorite collection YET! Over at Imaginisce, we are having a splendid time playing with it, inspiring you and... yes... giving some away! Check out how you can win something over HERE!

When we got the sneak peeks of this collection, the girls sweetly teased "I see Courtney making a shaped bunny card with this collection". Ugh! They know me so well! I LOVE those girls!!! So here it is in all it's bunny glory! :) 



I know I know, it's shocking, but I actually did a card 
a: without the Cricut
b: clean and simple
I saw this stamp and IMMEDIATELY knew I wanted to do this with it. I am so glad it turned out about the same way as it did in my head. :)

I was super inspired to paper piece by my DTmate and sweet friend (and now DT leader for Imaginisce) Cari Locken. She paper-pieced our sweet penguin stamp in this post HERE. It's a gorgeous layout! So I was excited to try something simpler like my little umbrella friend here. :)



Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Easy Canvas Prints

Sorry I have been a little slow on getting posts up. I think December will just be slow for me. I need to get my Christmas shopping done before I leave. My husband's family and myself will be off to Idaho for 10 days and there is almost no internet! Anyway, off to get errands done, but I wanted to share this with you! 


So.... I was approached by a company via email to turn one of my photos into a canvas print. Ironically, my husband and I had been talking about this the night before because we still have not put up a single wedding picture in our house. So I decided to go ahead and do it. I was offered a canvas in exchange for a review, but a: I upgraded to a bigger size and paid for the difference myself and b: this review is my own opinion of the product. I was allowed to give any opinion I wanted to and this is mine! :) 

It was SOOO easy! I procrastinated on getting this ordered because I thought it would take me a while to do and I wanted to make sure it was just right... It took me seriously 10 minutes and that included the check out process! I was SO surprised! They really have made it as simple as possible.

It's SOOOO cool! It turns your photos to canvas!

A little story about this photo... On our wedding day we got some BEAUTIFUL photos, but for some strange reason, there are a grand total of 4 pictures (out of 1400) that were JUST my husband and I! All of the other pictures had other people in them. You never stop to think about it on your wedding day! 

Anyway, my friend Jenny from ever whim photographs is a brilliant photographer and I LOVE her style. So within a week of our 2 year anniversary, she graced us with a magical gift - a photo shoot to make up for the pictures we wish we would have gotten on our wedding day. 

So I slipped into my dress (I still fit!) and Hans got in his black suit and down to Point Lobos we went to take some pictures. My hair was down for the wedding except for a ribbon (no, it wasn't crinkled ribbon! haha), but this was the other look I was considering but wasn't sure if Hans would like - the bird cage. So I was thrilled that I got to re-do it! :)

This is one of my favorites from the shoot that day and I just had to have it blown up and put in my craft area. I love that man. 

If you want to check out their Facebook Page, you can click on the link. Apparently if you "like" them you will get 50% off your first order and free shipping! What an awesome deal! 

Thanks for indulging me and for looking at a picture of our ridiculous selves! 

Have a beautiful day! 


Monday, December 5, 2011

The Magic of Winter


Hello everyone! Good Monday Morning! Today over at Imaginisce we are showing you Christmas Card inspiration!!! All week we will be showcasing different Christmas inspiration - gift wrapping, home decor, layouts, etc! It's going to be GREAT! Pop on over to the Imaginisce Blog and check it out! :) 

The picture doesn't really show it, but I stickled around the whole thing as well as the snowflakes which are double popped with foam tape. Oh well! You'll have to use your imagination. :) 




Sunday, December 4, 2011

Shop Pumpkin Spice Blog Hop!

Hello hoppers!!! You should have gotten here from Lenae's blog. If not start HERE at Shop Pumpkin Spice's blog so you can hop through all of the fun and CHECK OUT THE DT CALL!!! You don't want to miss being on this team and come, on... we are SO much fun! :) haha. 

Today we are showcasing the Echo Park Christmas lines!!! I am showcasing Dots and Stripes Christmas! I used two of the patterns on this card and I snuck a little Holly Jolly in there too. :) Hop around to see the inspiration and check out Ann's kit this month which uses the Times and the Seasons line from Echo Park! 


Here is my sneak peek picture of Ann's kit! :) 

Now, head on over to Ann's blog to see what her kit looks like!!!


Thursday, December 1, 2011

Happy Birthday Dad!

I made this for my dad's birthday card! None of you tell him otherwise he will come and peek! :) His birthday is not until December 17th. We are going as a family to the Sharks game I think! :) We are celebrating a part of his birthday this weekend by going up to San Francisco to see Totem - a Cirque de Soleil performance! I am really really excited!

Anyway, I wanted to participate in the Imaginisce Color Challenge for December. It will be my last color challenge as a member of the DT. :( Aren't the colors beautiful!?! You have all month to participate and they give away about $75 in product!!! It's definitely worth playing for!