Friday, January 23, 2015

make your own snow…

Yep, when the sky doesn’t want to cooperate and send snowflakes my way…I simply make my own snow!  Out of paper, of course. ;)  I created these fun snowflakes to use as accents on a layout I am sharing over on the Pebbles, Inc. blog today!wendysueanderson_snow_layout3

I used a Designer Die Set by Echo Park Paper to create the fluffy flakes – aren’t they sweet?

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You can see more details and read all about my layout by clicking HERE!

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Thanks for stopping by – have fun making some snow for yourself…this kind is the best, because I don’t have to DRIVE in it! :)

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

how to organize cards for 2015…

It happens every year in January – I want to clean and organize EVERYTHING!  I know I’m not alone – a quick perusal of all of my favorite blogs and websites confirms that! ;) I love seeing how other people clean and organize, so I thought I’d share this this fun little organization project here today.  I am so excited to be able to organize all of my handmade cards for the entire year!

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It was SO easy to put together!  There’s a step-by-step tutorial (with loads of photos) on the Pebbles blog today – just click HERE to check it out! 

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Thursday, January 08, 2015

reverse confetti new release blog hop…

Hi there!  Happy Thursday – and welcome to this stop on the Reverse Confetti Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from Stacey Schafer ‘s blog.  If you’re just joining in, please hop over to the Reverse Confetti blog to start at the beginning!

For today’s project, I used the “Sugary Sweet Sentiments” stamp set, the “square tag” and “puppy love” Confetti Cut dies to make these little Valentine’s Day treats.

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I found these cute heart-shaped suckers and knew they’d be a fun little treat to share with some special kiddos. ;) The best part about it is that the cute tags were so quick and easy to make and they really make the treat special. 

wendysue_sucker_green2I started by creating the tags with the “square tag” die – cut from papers found in Echo Park’s “Fine & Dandy” collection.

wendysue_sucker_orange2I didn’t want my tags to be “traditional” in valentine colors, but I wanted it to be obvious they were for Valentine’s Day, so I added a die-cut heart, with a die found in the puppy love die set. I added a heart to the center of each tag.wendysue_sucker_blue3

The arrows were part of a border sticker.  I cut them all apart, then cut them in half, tucking them under the hearts.

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Finally, I used versamark ink to stamp the sentiment and black embossing powder to finish it up!  I used a simple white ribbon to tie the tags onto the sucker sticks.  And now I’m excited to have one little Valentine’s Day project already checked off my list!

By the way, if you love dressing up store-bought treats with a little handmade touch, you’ll definitely want to check out the sugary sweet stamp set – everything from suckers to mints and fish…lots of fabulous ideas and I can’t wait to try something else!

Now, don’t forget, this is a fabulous Reverse Confetti blog hop with lots of amazing ideas from the designers using all of the amazing products released this month – all of which are available TODAY!!  Just click over to the Reverse Confetti Shop after you’re done with the hop.  Your next stop will be the uber talented Sarah Gough – you won’t want to miss her awesome projects!  Have fun hopping along! :)

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Wednesday, January 07, 2015

reverse confetti|love blooms…

Good morning!  Welcome to my second sneak peek post for Reverse Confetti’s new release!Today, the design team and I are sharing projects we created with the “Love Blooms” stamp set and coordinating Confetti Die Cuts!

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I started my projects by die-cutting the base and tag shapes with Confetti Cuts.  Next I stamped the words with pretty gray ink. I just love the friendship sentiments in this set …and how cute is the handwriting?!?

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Next, I die-cut the flowers and leaves from various papers in the “Yesterday” collection from Carta Bella Paper.  I inked the edges of everything with the same gray ink that I used to stamp the words and then I just started layering everything together.

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I used foam adhesive to give some of the flowers a bit of dimension.  I also added a few stickers and some pretty brads to complete my tags.  You can see the dimension a little bit better in the photos below.

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(On a side-note, I’ll be SO happy when the days are longer again – it’s hard get good photos after I get home from work because it’s already starting to get dark outside. I really should invest in some good lights for taking project photos inside in the winter…)

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I’m excited to have these on-hand in my stash to give to a friend with a little “just because” gift sometime.

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Remember, there’s a $15 gift certificate up for grabs, so you make sure you leave a comment on each sneak peek post for each designer to increase your chances of winning!

Want another chance to win? Head on over to Reverse Confetti's Facebook page and look for the graphic posted there.

Have a great day!

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