Monday, October 20, 2014

My Craft Spot Christmas Stamp Release Party - Day 1


Welcome to Day One of the My Craft Spot Christmas stamp release party! All week long, we'll be showcasing projects created with the amazing FIVE new stamp sets and there will also be some SVG files too! We'll end things with a bang with a blog hop on Saturday - with prizes at each stop along the way!! Plus, all the fabulous NEW products will be available for purchase on Saturday too. Woohoo!


For my project, I created a little treat box and filled it with truffles. Yum! After securing the box with some lovely Olive Green crinkle ribbon, I then cut one of the NEW Chalkboard Frames - Fancy SVG files. I used Glossy Accents for the red flourishes on he sides. I used a sentiment from the NEW Naughty or Nice stamp set and heat embossed it in silver. Truffles are my kind of coal!

Please head over to My Craft Spot to see the rest of the projects created with the NEW Naughty or Nice stamp set. While you're there, don't forget to leave a comment for Kimberly for your chance to win a gift certificate to the My Craft Spot Shop!!

See you tomorrow! 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Party Starts Tomorrow!


The My Craft Spot design team is all ready for the Christmas stamp release!. Be sure to visit tomorrow for daily fun. Each day, we'll be showcasing projects created with the Join us next week as we showcase FIVE new stamp sets and... some SVG files too! Kimberly will be giving away a My Craft Spot Shop gift certificate each day and we'll end with a blog hop on Saturday - with prizes at each stop along the way!!

Here are some sneak peeks to entice you:







See you tomorrow!

PS Thanks to those of you who said prayers for my mum last week. Surgery went well. Mum is still in ICU but recovering. And I finally slept through the night again!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Christmas Stamp Release at My Craft Spot!


Have you heard the news?!  My Craft Spot is getting ready for the Christmas stamp release! Join us next week as we showcase FIVE new stamp sets and... some SVG files too! There will be sneak peeks all week long and a blog hop on Saturday - with prizes at each stop along the way!!


(For those of you who say prayers, my mum is undergoing a mitral valve replacement tomorrow. I'll be taking her to Toronto this evening and staying with her through the surgery. We would appreciate your thoughts and prayers. Thank you!!)

Monday, October 6, 2014

Pumpkin Box


Happy Monday! It's time for another challenge over at My Craft Spot and this week is all about Trick or Treat. When I saw the cute pumpkin box cut at My Scrap Chick, I just couldn't wait to make it!


After cutting my pumpkin, I inked the edges and ran it through the Cuttlebug. I'm addicted to texture!! I loved how quickly everything went together! I decided to dress things up a bit and that's where the wonderful products from My Craft Spot came into play. 


I layered some Tiny Doilies and stamped the top ring with a sentiment from Stamping All Around Fall. In the middle, I popped a spider cut with the newly released Halloween Shapes metal dies. The Happy Halloween sentiment was cut using Fancy Edges - Halloween metal dies. I decided to add a little ghost too. It was also cut with one of the Halloween Shapes metal dies.


What's a Trick or Treat box without treat? I had purchased a huge bin of Halloween jubes last week and fortunately, there were some left for my project!! I filled a bag and then tied it with some fun Halloween baker's twine.

There are more projects to see over at My Craft Spot. Please head over to check them out - and to link up your own Trick or Treat project for a chance to win this week's gift certificate to the My Craft Spot Shop.

Have a fabulous day!!    

Friday, October 3, 2014

Thank You Card Set


Hello friends! I'm sharing a project over at My Craft Spot today and I'm posting it here as well. Last week, I realized that I needed some more thank you cards but didn't have much time. With some metal dies and a stamp from My Craft Spot , I was able to put something together pretty quickly - AND still be happy with the results. All metal dies and the stamp set I uses are available for purchase at the My Craft Spot Shop.


I began my creation with a simple card base and rounded the corners with a Stampin' Up corner rounder. The black mat was cut using Scrapping Life Cards metal dies and I embossed it with my Cuttlebug Bloom Dots folder - one of my very first embossing folders! The white frame is also from the Scrapping Life Cards metal die set and the pretty floral focal point was created using Flowers - Daisy metal dies.


For the sentiment, I used the recently released Fall Leaves stamp set. Before I knew it, I had a set of thank you cards ready to go! 

Thanks so much for visiting today. Have a fabulous weekend!  

Monday, September 22, 2014

Blast From the Past - My Craft Spot Challenge


This week's challenge at My Craft Spot is "Blast From the Past". Usually, projects for our weekly My Craft Spot challenges need to be new - but we're breaking the rules this time! Re-post any previously made project that you've created using My Craft Spot products and link up your new post for a chance to win a gift certificate to the My Craft Spot Shop! So fun!

I decided to share a card I made in August 2013 for our Get Well/Sympathy challenge. I created the card based on a sketch that I had found on Pinterest. I always like the way my cards come out when I use a sketch. I really do need to remember to use them more often! 


When creating my card, for the most part, I simply cut papers in various sizes, embossing one of the panels and inking everything.  I used the My Craft Spot 4" Doily metal die to cut a dictionary page and layered it underneath a Wild Orchid Crafts rose, some My Craft Spot Vintage Vanilla crinkle ribbon tied in a double bow and my sentiment panel.  


The beautiful sentiment is from My Craft Spot's With Deepest Sympathy stamp set.  I used a Spellbinders die to cut it out - and it looked as though the die was made for the sentiment!  I was so excited with how they worked together so perfectly!

Thanks so much for visiting! Have a fabulous week!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Hot Chocolate Treat Bag


Hello Crafty Friends! It is my day to share a project over at My Craft Spot today. I'm posting here too with a few more details. With our drop in temperatures, hot chocolate season is certainly on its way and I created this K-cup treat box as a special extra something for my middle guy. We enjoy testing out new flavours of hot chocolate - but the ones inside were just for him!!


The K-cup treat box itself is from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons. I added a little frame to decorate the front - and to have something for my sentiment! I used My Craft Spot's White Christmas to stamp "Hot chocolate warms the heart". I thought this was just perfect with the treat box!!


I also used the White Christmas set to stamp some snowflakes with Versamark. Once all the stamping was done, I added three little pearls.


I added a natural jute string bow to dress things up even a bit more. I love this string!!


Here's another view to see how the K-cups are held in place. This is such a great cut file! It's easy to put together and makes a lovely little gift.

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

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!!