Friday, November 18, 2016

framed pumpkin decor | pebbles inc.

Hello Friends! Today I'd like to share a really quick and easy framed pumpkin project.  Recently I attended a local craft fair and noticed all of the cute and trendy wood decor items.  I don't have a lot of fancy wood-cutting equipment ...but I do have a plethora of random frames and a passion for paper - so here's what I came up with for my quick little autumn gifts: Create a quick and easy home decor gift with a few simple steps! Framed pumpkins by @wendysue with the #WoodlandForest and #TrickOrTreat Collections by @Pebblesinc. 

Are you curious about my technique?  Visit the Pebbles blog HERE to see how I made this cute pumpkin without wood!  And here's the Halloween version too:

Create a quick and easy home decor gift with a few simple steps! Framed pumpkins by @wendysue with the #WoodlandForest and #TrickOrTreat Collections by @Pebblesinc.

Thanks for stopping by - happy crafting!

Monday, October 24, 2016

shaped autumn leaf cards | pebbles inc.

Do you like to create shaped cards?  I do!  Here's my latest shaped card creation featuring the "woodland forest" collection from Pebbles Inc.:

shaped autumn leaves cards by @wendysue for @pebblesinc with the "Woodland Forest" collection

 I use my silhouette cameo to create my shaped cards.  It's easy to do with pretty much any shape.I put together a little tutorial for creating shaped cards - the full tutorial is HERE on the Pebbles, Inc. blog!

Autumn colors shaped leaf cards by @wendysue for @pebblesinc with the "Woodland Forest" collection

One tip I forgot to mention over there -- when you're setting up your card in the Silhouette software, be sure to double check the size.  If you want it to fit in a regular A2 envelope, be sure the long side of the card is 5 1/2" or less, and the short side needs to be 4 1/4" or less!

Autumn colors shaped leaf cards by @wendysue for @pebblesinc with the "Woodland Forest" collection

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Autumn colors shaped leaf cards by @wendysue for @pebblesinc with the "Woodland Forest" collection

Remember to hop over HERE to see the tutorial, as well as details about these cards and a complete supply list!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

autumn gift trio | echo park paper co.

I always feel extra creative in the fall.  Maybe it's the thought of being all warm and cozy inside the house while the temperatures outside are falling.  Maybe it's all the inspiration around me - both in nature...and in the fun boutiques that are popping up everywhere.  Or perhaps it's the amazing new fall paper collections I get to work with!  This "Fall is in the Air" collection by Echo Park is one of my favorites, for sure!  Here's a look at the gift trio I created for their blog:

Autumn gift set - decorate frame, gift bag, and handmade card - by @wendysue for #EchoParkPaper with their "Fall is in the Air" collection and #designerdie

Here's a look at the gift bag:

Autumn gift  bag by @wendysue for #EchoParkPaper with their "Fall is in the Air" collection and #designerdie

And the card: 

Autumn fox  "thanks" card by @wendysue for #EchoParkPaper with their "Fall is in the Air" collection and #designerdie

And a simple frame featuring one of the 4x6 cards from the collection kit:

Autumn gift set - decorate frame, gift bag, and handmade card - by @wendysue for #EchoParkPaper with their "Fall is in the Air" collection and #designerdie

For more details, including a complete supply list, please click HERE to visit the Echo Park Paper blog!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

scrapbook surprise boxes for sale...

I’ve been cleaning and organizing in my scrapbook room again in preparation for holiday crafting and I’ve put together several “surprise boxes” (medium flat rate priority mail boxes) full of scrappy goodness! And, just like before, when I say full, I really mean full – there’s no room for peanuts or crumpled up shipping paper – these babies are packed tight – and they are HEAVY!

surprise box
It’s a great time to purchase these surprise boxes – with the holidays right around the corner, you could use these products as gifts for others – or for yourself! ;) 
If you are interested in purchasing a surprise box, please e-mail me (wendysueanderson@hotmail.com). 
It’ll work just like before: 
  • Boxes are all different and all random – they may include: patterned paper, cardstock, stickers, stamps, misc. embellishments! I am not going to take photos of all the product in each box (thus the term “surprise boxes”), but I promise there will be a lot more than $40 worth of product in each and every box. A lot more. Much of the product is brand new in it’s original packaging. Some things have been opened and I’ve used a portion (letter stickers, rub-ons, etc.). A few of the stamps might be stained, but a majority of them have never been used – regardless, they all work perfectly. :)
  • $40 per box (which will include flat rate USPS shipping) Unless you are local, of course, you won't have to pay shipping and we can arrange for you to pick up your box.
  • US Shipping only (sorry international friends – it just gets too complicated (and expensive) for these boxes)
  • I will accept payments by PayPal only
  • E-mail me if you’re interested…I will sell them on a first come, first served basis
  • The boxes are packed and taped and ready to go…so as soon as your payment hits my PayPal account, I’ll print your label and ship off your box!
Please feel free to e-mail me with any questions! 
Thank you!

Friday, October 14, 2016

warm & cozy layout | pebbles inc.

Are you ready to get all cozy and snuggly?  It's no secret around here that I LOVE autumn, so this Warm & Cozy collection is one of my all-time favorites! I used it to create this layout for the Pebbles, Inc. blog:

Warm & Cozy layout by @wendysue featuring the #warmandcozy collection by @pebblesinc

Would you like to see the details, and complete supply list? Please click HERE to visit the Pebbles, Inc. blog!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

woodland forest birthday cards | pebbles inc.

It's not very often you come across a paper collection that is masculine enough for the guys in your life, but still cutesy enough for kids, and feminine enough for the gals!  Pebbles new Woodland Forest collection is that collection!  I used it to create these birthday cards:

Happy Birthday Card set with wrap for gifting by @wendysuea with the "Woodland Forest" collection from @PebblesInc.

 In addition to the card set, I created a little slider to hold the cards - now the cards are a gift themselves!

Happy Birthday Card set with wrap for gifting by @wendysuea with the "Woodland Forest" collection from @PebblesInc.

Details and a complete supply list can be found on the Pebbles, Inc. blog - just click HERE!

Friday, October 07, 2016

echo park + imagine crafts blog hop

Hi everyone!  Welcome to this stop on the Echo Park Paper and Imagine Crafts Blog Hop!!  I was so excited to choose ink colors to coordinate with the "Magical Adventure" collection!


 Don't you just love it when you can find ink colors that match paper colors perfectly??


 I used the yellow ink to stamp the stars on the top of the label:


And I used the red ink to stamp the word "magic" in the bottom of the label - both before adding the "birthday" die cut:


I also used these three ink colors, along with these awesome letter stamps, to add the recipients name to the tag for the envelope:



Now, it's really really hard to tell in the photos, but I sprayed this amazing shimmer spray to the front of the card - I tried to get the light just right so you could see it:


Can you tell?  Trust me, it's all sparkly and fun...just not easy to photograph.

Now, be sure to leave a comment on this blog post, before hopping along to the next blog, for a chance to win this incredible prize package!


After you say hello, follow along to the next blog on the list - I'm sure you're going to find lots of inspiration as you go!  Good luck!
Echo Park Paper
Jana Eubank
Mary Prasad
Terre Fry
Kimberly Crawford
Alison Heikkila
Jennifer Vanderbeek
Wendy Sue Anderson - YOU ARE HERE!
Roni Johnson
Nadine Carlier
Anya Lunchenko
Mark Melnick
Neva Cole
Becki AdamsMonica Edwards
Jowilna Nolte

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This contest ends at midnight on Sunday - the winner will be announced on the Echo Park Paper Blog (HERE) on Monday (October 10th), so be sure to check in to see if you are the winner!

Monday, September 19, 2016

warm & cozy treat boxes | pebbles inc.

Are you looking for a fun way to share some yummy little treats?  I have the perfect homemade gift box for you!

Treat Boxes and Geometric Scraps Card by @wendysue with the "Warm & Cozy" collection by @pebblesinc
I created these fun little Candy boxes with the "Warm & Cozy" collection by Pebbles, Inc.
Treat Boxes and Geometric Scraps Card by @wendysue with the "Warm & Cozy" collection by @pebblesincTreat Boxes and Geometric Scraps Card by @wendysue with the "Warm & Cozy" collection by @pebblesincTreat Boxes and Geometric Scraps Card by @wendysue with the "Warm & Cozy" collection by @pebblesinc

You won't believe how easy these are to make - it only takes one little tool!  You could whip up a whole set of these in no time at all.  

And the best part just might be the scraps!  Here's a peek at what I made with some of the scraps from the boxes.

Treat Boxes and Geometric Scraps Card by @wendysue with the "Warm & Cozy" collection by @pebblesinc

Click HERE to hop over to the Pebbles blog to see the amazing tool, and more details, plus a complete supply list!  Have a happy day! :)


Friday, September 09, 2016

a big happy hello card set | pebbles, inc.

When it comes to cards, sometimes bigger is definitely better!  I had so much fun using Pebbles new "warm & cozy" collection to create these cards with BIG sentiments:
Cards with big titles by @wendysue with the #WarmAndCozy collection by @pebblesinc

I'm sharing one of my tried and true, all-time favorite tricks on this blog post too - so hop on over HERE and check it out today!

It would make me so happy if you popped by to say hello! (you see what I did there?) ;)

Cards with big titles by @wendysue with the #WarmAndCozy collection by @pebblesinc

See the full post, a few tips, and a complete supply list by clicking HERE!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

shiny happy "everyday" card and envelope sets | pebbles, inc.

Oh, how I love a pretty set of cards - and coordinating envelopes are the cherry on top!  I used the beautiful "Everyday" collection by Pebbles, Inc. to create this pretty set:

Pink Cards and Lined Envelopes by @wendysue with the ""Everyday" collection by @Pebblesinc.
Would you like to see one of them just  a bit closer?

Pink Cards and Lined Envelopes by @wendysue with the ""Everyday" collection by @Pebblesinc.

I created a photo tutorial for these cards and coordinating envelope sets on the Pebbles, Inc. blog.  You can click HERE to see my post!

Pink Cards and Lined Envelopes by @wendysue with the ""Everyday" collection by @Pebblesinc.

While you're over there, take a few minutes to look around - I bet you'll find lots of fun projects you like!


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

summer fun card trio | carta bella paper co.

Hi friends, I wanted to share this fun little trio of cards I created for the Carta Bella Paper blog.


This quote is one of my favorite pieces in the entire collection:


And how fun are these colorful surfboards all lined up on the border:


And this one is just full of rainbow fun and happieness, isn't it?

Doesn't this ephemera tag just make you want to sit on the beach and watch the sun disappear over the horizon?

You only need a few products to create these summery cards: Summer Fun Paper Collection Summer Fun Decorative Brads Summer Fun Ephemera Summer Fun Enamel Dots

You can find these cards, and loads of other fun projects on the Carta Bella blog!  Click HERE to visit!

Monday, August 08, 2016

Watermelon Slice Card Set | Pebbles, Inc.

For one of my recent projects for Pebbles Inc., I decided to make a card set featuring my favorite summertime treat - watermelon!
watermelon shaped summertime card set by @WendySue for @Pebblesinc. with the "Everyday" collection
To see how I made this fun card set, please visit the Pebbles, Inc. blog HERE!  

But first, here's a peek at the little "seeds!" Aren't they cute?

watermelon shaped summertime card set by @WendySue for @Pebblesinc. with the "Everyday" collection

You won't believe how easy these cards are - seriously...check them out HERE.  There are step-by-step photos, links to products, and a few fun tips too!

watermelon shaped summertime card set by @WendySue for @Pebblesinc. with the "Everyday" collection

Have a happy day - and go eat a slice of watermelon in honor of summer!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

beach days gift bag | pebbles, inc.

If you're in the market for a cute way to present a summery gift, check out these cute pail and shovel gift boxes!
summertime beach pails by @wendysue wth the "Everyday" collection by @Pebblesinc
Would you like to make one (or several) too?  They are so easy - click HERE to find the entire tutorial on the Pebbles, Inc. blog!

summertime beach pails by @wendysue wth the "Everyday" collection by @Pebblesinc

Saturday, July 02, 2016

wedding card set | pebbles, inc.

If you're finding yourself in need of a wedding card, you might find this project helpful! I recently whipped up this pretty card set with the "Spring Fling" collection by Pebbles, Inc.
Weekend Wedding Cards by @wendysue with the "Spring Fling" collection by @Pebblesinc
I started with plain white cardstock, cut into a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card base.  The fold is along the short side.
Weekend Wedding Cards by @wendysue with the "Spring Fling" collection by @Pebblesinc

And ended up with this pretty card:

Weekend Wedding Cards by @wendysue with the "Spring Fling" collection by @Pebblesinc

And it's cousin:

Weekend Wedding Cards by @wendysue with the "Spring Fling" collection by @Pebblesinc

If you'd like to see photos of all the "in-between" steps, click HERE to visit the Pebbles, Inc. blog! 


Friday, July 01, 2016

patriotic home decor project | pebbles, inc.

Back in May, I used the "America the Beautiful" collection to create this sweet little home decor project for the Pebbles, Inc. blog for Memorial Day.  With the 4th of July just days away, I thought it would be appropriate to share again! 

Memorial Day Decoration/Quick Gift Project by @wendysue with the "America the Beautiful" collection by @pebblesinc.
You'll never believe how quick and easy it was to make!  The complete photo tutorial is on the Pebbles blog, HERE

Memorial Day Decoration/Quick Gift Project by @wendysue with the "America the Beautiful" collection by @pebblesinc.