Thursday, September 11, 2014

Penguin Birthday Card


Hello Crafty Friends! I'm sharing a project over at My Craft Spot today and am sharing details here are well.


I made this card for my youngest who celebrated a birthday last month. He loves penguins! I used some images from Miss Kate Cuttables to create this shape card. Originally, the penguin's balloon was a heart, but I mixed things up to have a traditional balloon shape. I also added the numbers using my Silhouette as it's always fun for children to have their age added to a birthday card!


The little tag was cut using a die from My Craft Spot's Jar Basics metal dies set. I then stamped it with a sentiment from Tiny Tags 3.

Thanks so much for visiting today! Have a wonderful day!

Monday, September 8, 2014

My Craft Spot Blog Hop Winner


Thanks so much for all the lovely comments you left for me during last week's My Craft Spot Fall Release Party and Blog Hop. I went to Random.org and the lucky winner of the $10US gift certificate to the My Craft Spot Shop is #36, Andrea J! Congratulations Andrea! Please email me at smallbitsofpaper @ hotmail.com with your contact information and I'll make arrangements to get your certificate to you. You have one week to claim your prize.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

My Craft Spot Fall Release Blog Hop!!


It's time for the My Craft Spot Fall Release Party Blog Hop. If you've come by from the wonderfully sweet and talented Ally's blog, you are in the right spot! All week long, we have been sharing projects created with the FIVE NEW stamp sets and FOUR NEW sets of metal dies. They are ALL available for purchase now!! To celebrate, we are finishing things off with a blog hop - with a $10US gift certificate to the My Craft Spot Shop available to be won at EACH of the design team blogs!!


For my project, I decided to make a Thanksgiving-themed pillow box. I took a pillow box and made a few alterations, including the addition of an Elegant Edges window. Once the box was cut, I embossed it with a basketweave folder. I used a few metal dies to create my leaf spray. The maple and oak leaves are from the NEW Fall Border metal die set, the brown leaves from the Flowers - Daisy set and the swirls from the NEW Fall Wheelbarrow set.


The little ticket was cut using a Tickets metal die and the border and underline were stamped using Tickets stamps. The wonderful sentiment is from the NEW Fall Leaves stamp set.


I finished everything off with some Bittersweet jute string and a brass brad. Oh! Plus I wrapped some tiny Hershey chocolate bars and decorated them with leaves cut using the NEW Fall Border metal dies before tucking them into the box.

Here's a look at ALL the new products - each of which is available for purchase today!! (Click the heading of each NEW product to be taken right to the order page at the My Craft Spot Shop.)











Fall Wheelbarrow metal dies


Fall Border metal dies

Halloween Shapes metal dies




Now it's time to head over to my creative and talented friend Karen's blog: Kaleidoscopic Sparkles. But, before you do, please remember to leave a comment here on this post for your chance to win a $10US gift certificate to the My Craft Spot Shop. I'll announce the winner on Monday.


Here's the full blog hop line up for you:
Kate (me!)

Have a ridiculously amazing weekend!!

Friday, September 5, 2014

My Craft Spot Fall Release Party - Day 5


I can't believe it's Friday already. The week has flown by and what an exhausting (but fun!) week it has been! Today is the final day of sneak peaks for the My Craft Spot Fall Release Party. All week long, we have been sharing projects created with the FIVE NEW stamp sets and FOUR NEW sets of metal dies. Tomorrow, we'll celebrate with a full reveal of the NEW products and a blog hop - with prizes at each stop along the way. How exciting!! Today, we are showcasing projects created with the fun NEW Batty for You stamp set.


Perhaps it was my early introduction to Charlotte's Web, but I actually like spiders! As such, as soon as I saw the "Along came a spider" sentiment, I knew I had to try it out. My spider is from Stretch Your Imagination. Because I imported the spider into my Silhouette software, I was able to use the offset feature to create a shadow. I also dressed her up a bit with glossy purple shoes googly eyes, a shiny nose and a little bow made with lilac baker's twine.


The web borders on my card were created with the NEW Fancy Edges - Halloween metal dies. For my sentiment, I first cut a label with Ornate Labels metals dies and stamped a border using a stamp from the Ornate Labels - Christmas set. The fun sentiment is from the fabulous NEW Batty for You stamp set.

Over at My Craft Spot, there are lots of other great projects created with the NEW Batty for You stamp set. Be sure to check them out - and leave a comment there for Kimberly for your chance to win today's prize: Hocus Pocus crinkle ribbon. Be sure to visit again tomorrow for the full reveal of ALL NEW stamp sets and metal dies, as well as a blog hop with prizes at each stop along the way!! Plus, all NEW products will be available for sale too!! 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

My Craft Spot Fall Release Party - Day 4


It's Day 4 of the My Craft Spot Fall Release Party! All week long, we are sharing projects created with the FIVE NEW stamp sets and FOUR NEW sets of metal dies. On Saturday, we'll end things with a full reveal and blog hop. Today, we are showcasing projects created with the NEW Chalkboard Sentiments - Fall stamp set.


I created two quick and easy projects to showcase today's NEW stamp set. For my first card, I used the beautiful NEW Fall Borders metal die set for the pretty border along the side. Once that was assembled, I stamped a sentiment using the NEW Chalkboard Sentiments - Fall stamp set. Kimberly's metal dies are a fabulous way to create something wonderful when time is limited. (They're also just as fabulous to add extra detail to fancy creations too!)


For my second card, I traced an image I found online. (Unfortunately, I have not been able to locate it again. I do like to give credit where credit is due and apologize that I did not save the original link.) Once I cut out the background, I stamped the mat with a sentiment from the NEW Chalkboard Sentiments - Fall stamp set. I decided to add just a little something more and used the NEW Halloween Shapes metal die set to cut out a little spider. The NEW Halloween Shapes set is full of great little shapes to embellish all your Halloween creations.

Please head over to My Craft Spot to see the rest of the projects created by my ridiculously talented design team sisters - and leave a comment for Kimberly for your chance to win today's prize: a $10US gift certificate to the My Craft Spot Shop!! 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

My Craft Spot Fall Release Party - Day 3


It's Wednesday and Day 3 of the My Craft Spot Fall Release Party! All week long, we'll be sharing projects created with the FIVE NEW stamp sets and FOUR NEW sets of metal dies. On Saturday, we'll end things with a full reveal and blog hop. Today, we are showcasing projects created with the fun NEW Banner Sentiments - Fall stamp set. This fantastic NEW set contains 18 banner sentiments!!



As we have a black cat, I decided to use the "Black Cat Café" sentiment for my creation. I cut a window shape out of my black mat and then embossed the mat with a Tim Holtz Bricked embossing folder. I cut the window frame and flower box out of a metallic cardstock and embossed them with a Tim Holtz Woodgrain folder. Along the top of my card, I added a drippy border created with the NEW Fancy Edges - Halloween metal die set and a spider web cut from the NEW Halloween Shapes metal die set. (This set has so many fun little shapes!) I added Glossy Accents to both the drippy edge and spider web for a bit of added spookiness. 



Inside the window, I used a little bat from the Stamping All Around Fall stamp set and a spider web from Jar Full of Halloween to stamp a little eeriness. The crooked sign for my café was actually created with a die from the Washi Tape metal die set! Before embossing it with a Tim Holtz Woodgrain folder, I stamped it with one of the sentiments from the NEW Banner Sentiments - Fall stamp set. I also added two little black gems for "nails". Finally, what's a Black Cat Café without a black cat? I used the NEW Halloween Shapes metal die set to cut the black cat.

Please be sure to head over to My Craft Spot to see more projects created with the NEW Banner Sentiments - Fall stamp set. Don't forget to leave a comment for Kimberly for your chance to win today's prize: jute string!! (One lucky winner will get 10 yards/9.144 meters EACH of orange, black, parrot green and purple!)

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

My Craft Spot Fall Release Party - Day 2


Happy Tuesday!! It's Day 2 of the My Craft Spot Fall Release Party! All week long, we'll be sharing projects created with the FIVE NEW stamp sets and FOUR NEW sets of metal dies. On Saturday, we'll end things with a full reveal and blog hop. Today, we are showcasing projects created with the NEW Fall Leaves stamp set. 


For my card, I cut out a black mat and embossed it with my Cuttlebug Number Collage folder. I then used a metal die from the Scrapping Life Cards set for my sky background and created a bit of grass for the bottom using a Fancy Edges metal die. The focal point of my card is the little wheelbarrow which is cut from the fabulous NEW Wheelbarrow metal dies set. And the apples inside? They're from the same NEW Wheelbarrow set!!


Once my wheelbarrow and apples were assembled, I stamped the sky background with a lovely sentiment from the NEW Fall Leaves stamp set. I finished things off with some red jute string

If you haven't already been to My Craft Spot today, head over to see the rest of the projects created by my incredible design team sisters. While you're there, be sure to leave a comment for Kimberly for your chance to win today's prize: a $10US gift certificate to spend at the My Craft Spot Shop!! 

I'll be back tomorrow with another project created with one of the NEW sets. See you then!

Monday, September 1, 2014

My Craft Spot Fall Release Party - Day 1


Welcome to September!! It's time for the My Craft Spot Fall Release Party! We've been hard at work (and play!) creating with the FIVE new stamp sets and FOUR new sets of metal dies!! Each day this week, we'll showcase projects made with the new projects and end with a bang on Saturday, celebrating with the full reveal, a blog hop and lots of prizes along the way!


For my card, I used a sweet little witch image from the Silhouette store (#22459). I used a polka-dot and plaid embossing folders with my Cuttlebug to dress up her outfit a bit. The fun sentiment is from the NEW Halloween Potions stamp set. It actually comes in two parts but I combined everything to fit inside my Word Bubble


I decided my card needed just a little something more, so finished things off with a couple of bats cut from the NEW Halloween Shapes metal die set. There are a number of fabulous little dies in this set - perfect for dressing up your Halloween projects!!

Please head over to My Craft Spot to see the rest of the AMAZING projects created for Day 1 of the Release Party! While you are there, be sure to leave a comment for Kimberly for your chance to win today's prize: sequins (Perfectly Purple, Toadally Green and Creamsicle Orange). 

For those of you in Canada and USA, have a fantastic Labour Day! We'll be spending the day at the lake - a wonderful way to end the summer before school starts up again tomorrow. I feel as though I've bitten off a bit more than I should have with all my commitments and duties over the past couple of weeks (and this coming week) so a day of boating is a real blessing!!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Two days!!



Only two days until the Fall Stamp Release Party at My Craft Spot!!! We'll be showcasing projects created with the new stamps and dies all week - and ending with a blog hop next Saturday!! Here are a few sneak peeks made with the NEW products. Be sure to visit My Craft Spot next week for the full reveal. PLUS Kimberly will have prizes up for grabs all week long!!
















Thursday, August 28, 2014

Have a Fabulous Birthday!


It's Thursday! Just one more day until the long weekend! On Saturday, we'll be heading to Guelph to cheer on my husband as he competes in his last triathlon on the season. We're hoping for good weather - and for Sunday and Monday too! We plan to make use of some of our local walking trails and to hang out by the pool before the busyness of the school season begins.


My daughter celebrated her birthday on Monday and this is one of the cards I made for her. We had a busy summer so I did not always have access to my craft room - but was able to spend time with my laptop. As a result, I created a number of digital cards. This card is a combination card!

I began with the "Shopping Chica" (#16675) image from the Silhouette store. Using the Silhouette software, I "built" her and added colour. I even used some Miss Kates Cuttables flourishes to dress up the shopping bags. Once the image was together, I used the offset feature to create the white shadow. I then layered all the images on a photo I found online.

I used a similar process for the sentiment doily. Knowing that I wanted to use Stampin' Up's Cherry Cobbler ink for my sentiment, I did a colour match (RBG) for the doily and shopping bags too!

Once everything was ready, I printed off the card. I also printed off the bags separately in order to cut them out (with my Silhouette!) and affix them for a bit of dimension. I then stamped a sentiment with My Craft Spot's Birthday Wishes stamp set.

Thanks for visiting! Enjoy the long weekend!