Go-to Gals Designer Challenge – Hazel & Ruby

Each month the Paper Crafts Go-To Gals challenge each other to create a project featuring products from a selected company.  This month we’re pleased to feature products from Hazel & Ruby.

partyonI decided to make a quick and simple shaker card from the Party On Pic Pockets. Pic Pockets are clear, pre printed pockets that can be used to create banners, mini picture books, wall art, beautiful cards and more! Each set contains 6 pieces with 6 unique designs.



I chose this striped pocket to make my card. I trimmed a bit off the side to make the pocket fit the front of a Clear A2 sized card. I was able to add some red line tape behind a few of the printed stripes to adhere the pocket to the front of the card.

I then added sequins to the pocket and closed the opening with more clear tape. Next, I die cut several layers of DCWV Pink Foil card stock with the new MFT Happy Die-namics. (I have a serious crush on this word die!) I adhered 3 layers of the Happy to resemble chipboard and lift the title off of the pocket.

IMG_7923I wanted to able to write a sentiment inside the clear card so I added pieces of white card stock sized the same as the front window to the inside of the card as well as the back. Sandwiching these layers to the inside and back allowed me to hide all of my adhesive as well.

PrintOnce last tip – I added a reverse cut Happy to the inside front cover to finish the card and cover the adhesive from my front title.

With the help of Hazel & Ruby Pic Pockets, this shaker card was really fun and EASY to make!

Be sure to stop by and see what my fellow Go-to Gals have made with their Hazel & Ruby products as well!

Paper Crafter’s Library Guest


Back in the early Spring I was contacted by Andrea Walford to be a Featured Artist at Paper Crafter’s Library. What a nice surprise and honor! Today is my day to be featured on their blog.

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Head on over to Paper Crafter’s Library to see my “Before I Was Your Mom” page. Be sure to download the page sketch and enter the giveaway for my Bring on the Cake Die-namics and Delicious Birthday Stamps!

Brace Face – New Layout and Sketch


Be sure to stop on over to the Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine Blog today! I’m sharing a new page and sketch with my favorite Go-to ideas for decorating a simple page.

If you want to recreate the page with my sketch here is the supply list I used!

Supply List
Cardstock: Bazzill
Foil Cardstock: Die Cuts with a View
Pattern Paper, Chipboard, Die Cuts and Memory Cards: (Daily Flash Snapshots, All Boy) October Afternoon
Epoxy Stars: Epiphany Crafts
Enamel Dots: My Minds Eye
Metallic Stars: Hero Arts
Brads: Bazzill
Tiny Attacher and Staples: Tim Holtz
Fonts: Populaire (myfonts.com), KG Say Something (dafont.com)
Other: Vellum

Birthday Winner!

PrintChose by Random Number Generator the lucky winner of the Delicious Birthday Stamps and Bring on the Cake Die-namics is….

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I loved the birthday themed release this month!!! Birthday cards are the ones I am always making so these new goodies were be an awesome addition to my stash!! Love your releases again this month Laina!!

Congrats Tracey! Please send me your address so I can send out your prize!


Sale Alert on Laina Lamb Stamps!

It’s never to early to start your Holiday cards or December Daily Album! A few of my sets are 50% off for a limited time at mftstamps.com!


Hello My Name Is – Did you know the Hello stamp is perfectly sized for 3×4 pocket style pages and card?

Bingo – Same as this Bingo set! Great for card, Project Life and more!

Max Alphabet – Named after my #1 Son, this Alpha is the perfect size for Mini Albums, Pages, Cards and more.

Holiday Traditions – I designed this set for December Daily Albums but the images are so versatile they can be used for cards and projects.

You find these and more under the Sale Priced Sets category! Be sure to check out the Sale Priced Die-namics while you are there as well. Lots of great bargains to be had!


Happy Birthday MFT and Giveaway!

My Favorite Things is celebrating their 8th Birthday this month! This month’s release is all about celebrating and remembering special days and occasions!


Hop on over to the MFT Blog to see the Birthday page I created for my son. I got real inky with this one and tried some new techniques with the MFT inks. Love sketches? I included one for the page as well!

I couldn’t part with this pretty leftover scrap from my title die-cut paper and decided to use it for a much needed card.




I trimmed the scrap paper down at an angle and adhered it to my card base. I inked “Birthday” from the Delicious Birthday stamp set with Sour Apple Dye ink. Before stamping the image, I added some Gumdrop Green Dye ink to the bottom portion of the sentiment with an Ink Blending Tool. I love how the inks blend and create an ombre effect. After stamping I die cut the sentiment with the Sentiment Strips Die-namics and adhered with pop dots. The little accents at the top were cut from the page scraps as well. Easy and economical!


Ready to make some party projects? Here are links to all my new sets at MFT!

PrintBring on the Cake!PrintDelicious Birthday

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Want to win all THREE products? Leave a comment below and let me know what parry projects you have on your list! Giveaway open until midnight Sunday July 20. Winner will be announced Monday July 21. *Open to US Residents only. Good Luck!

Fancy Pants Winner!

BurlapThe winner of the Fancy Pants Burlap & Bouquets Prize pack is lucky comment #4!

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Taunya Butler on  said: Love your layout with it’s colorful stripes and cool banners in the upper corner!! Also think you did such a great job of placing all your other details in order to enhance the page!! Great work!! Thanks for the chance to win — looks like an AMAZING collection!! Have a truly awesome day!!
PS Stop back tomorrow for another fun Giveaway! (Hint – it’s stamps and dies!)




Go-to Gals Challenge – Fancy Pants

Each month the Paper Crafts Go-To Gals challenge each other to create a project featuring products from a selected company.  This month we’re pleased to feature products from Fancy Pants Designs.

For today’s blog hop I chose to work with the new Everyday Circus collection. I feel in love with the mix of rich color and textures in this eclectic collection.



The collection embellishments include die cuts, tags, stickers, and library pockets.  The library pocket was a snap to dress up with stickers and add my journaling.


I layered several tags and die cuts to this cluster of embellishments. Although this collection has a “Circus” theme, it really can be used for any type of page.





Are you a huge fan of Fancy Pants like me? Leave a comment below for a chance to win a prize pack of the brand new Burlap & Bows collection! Contest open through Sunday July 13 midnight. Winner to be announced on Monday July 14. *open to US Residents only.

Be sure to stop by and see what my fellow Go-to Gals have made with their Fancy Pants products as well!

Technique Tuesday Cards

Between the Summer Break madness that happens around this house, I managed to squeeze in a little time this week for some quick cards and coloring. My pal Teri knows how much I love my new Copic markers and made sure I had some cute stamps from Technique Tuesday to use.

Technique Tuesday sent me a couple of cute sets to work with including Fan-tastic and Life is Good.Technique-Tuesday-Fantastic-Clear-Stamps-Medium Technique-Tuesday-Heart-Smile-Clear-Stamps-Medium

Instead of my usual over-thinking and making my cards too complicated, I took the clean and simple approach. (I tend to think of that 4×5.25 rectangle needing as much products as a layout!)I really love how these turned out and plan on continuing this approach to overcome my fear of making cards.IMG_7730

For both cards, I stamped my images directly onto a Neenah Solar White card stock base with MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink. MFT Hybrid Ink is my new go-to ink especially when using Copic markers. The black is more dense than Momento and leaves a crisp streak-free image every time.IMG_7728

After stamping, I added some quick color and shading to the open areas with my trusty Copic markers. I finished off the design by adding strips of patterned wash tapes. Quick, simple and fun!

Free Sketches and Printables!

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Hello Friends! I have a new project up on the MFT Blog today! I’m pretty crazy about the new Office Supplies Die-namics and the At the Office stamp set. It has so many fun uses as a clipboard or an envelope. Head on over here to see the full page and grab the bonus sketch to get you started.


Do you create Pocket Pages? Or like printable journaling cards? Head on over to the Paper Crafts Blog to download my free set of Summer cards!