Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Jaded Blossom December Guest Designer!

Happy New Year's Eve Eve! Jen here from Cr8tive Chix!

I am SUPER STOKED to be among these other awesome crafters as a December Guest Designer! Thanks for choosing me Michelle and Candace!

Now on to my project!! Here is what I made...

My dear friend Jen (awesome name, right? hee hee) is the queen of bling! She's a cocktail server/model and usually has to work on New Year's Eve, it's a big holiday here in Las Vegas. Her Christmas gift was a cute shadowbox and I made 10 little packages of midnight kisses for her to share with her girlfriends at work.

This is the shadowbox and loose kisses

Midnight Kisses Close Up (Used Jaded Blossom New Year Stamp SetCard Mat Dies)

Midnight Kisses Package

New Year's Card - Front 
(Used Jaded Blossom New Year Stamp Set
SVG Cutting Files Trapezoid Card Base, Kawaii Bubbly) 

New Year's Card - Inside 
(Used Jaded Blossom - Holiday Treat Tags)

Shadow Box Close Up

Thanks so much for checking out my projects!
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Friday, December 18, 2015

Christmas Teacher Treats

Well I made some cute treats for Madison's teachers with Jaded Blossom Poem Stamps. This is her last year as a student. They were a big hit!

Rudolph Spares

Reindeer Poop (Hot Cocoa M&M's - Dark Chocolate)

Elf Droppings

Snowman Droppings - Female (Hot Cocoa M&M's - Dark Chocolate)

Snowman Droppings - Male (Hot Cocoa M&M's - Dark Chocolate)

Grinch Poop 1

Grinch Poop 2
Jaded Blossom - Christmas Poop, Reindeer Poop, Snowman PoopFancy Topper Die
SVG Cutting Files - Elf Mint HolderSnowmen
Krafty Nook - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Clarice and Grinch with Santa Hat (No longer available)

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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Merry Kissmas!

Made these with my Jaded Blossom stamps & dies for my mom's holiday party yesterday. She spread them on the table tops.

Jaded Blossom - Candy Charms & Banners Dies
                         Christmas Candies (revamped)
                         Winter Candies

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Monday, December 7, 2015

More Happy News!

Yours truly has been chosen as a daily Guest Designer for the AMAZING...JADED BLOSSOM STAMPS BLOG! My creations will be featured near the end of December (Dec. 30)

They have awesome prizes for December: 

1) Best in Show (as voted on by the design team) $25 JB Gift Certificate
2) Honorable Mentions (2) $10 JB Gift Certificate
3) Random Prizes (to be announced in December) for those who comment on all the guest designer blog posts all month long.

In addition to being chosen as a daily Guest Designer, I was also chosen to participate as a MONTHLY Guest Designer for the month of April! They highlight one guest designer for each month, and they go from January through June. 

My duties will include:

Participating in the monthly challenge (first Sunday of every month) 
Stamp Release Week Projects: 1 project a day, Monday through Friday, with a stamp release blog hop Friday afternoon through Sunday
Share my creations all month long via social media (facebook, twitter, instagram...)
and I must choose at least 1 additional day to post of the JB blog after release week

My perks for being a guest designer:

ENTIRE stamp release for that month (dies not included)
25% off ONE TIME purchase
Exposure on the blog and facebook page

I am soooooo honored to craft among these incredible crafty ladies! Looking forward to increasing my blog followers too!

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Happy News!

I am currently obtaining my bachelor's degree in Hospitality Management with a concentration in Meetings & Events. This week I will finish my classroom classes and found and accepted a wonderful internship for a non-profit, Asperger's Foundation. 

While I was applying for various internships, I needed to supply my transcripts because they needed to verify that I had a minimum of a 3.0 GPA. The last time I checked this summer it said it was a 3.47. After attending a graduation in the spring, I learned that you need a 3.5 GPA to graduate with honors. Boy, was I surprised to learn my GPA is now 3.51! That's without the 3 classes and internship grade! I'm just over the moon happy knowing that I have achieved my goal! 

Stay tuned for more good news...

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Thanks A Latte Swap 2015

Well today was finals day for me. This is my last 3/4 time semester. Going into my finals I have 2 A's and a B. All I have left before I graduate in May is my internship. I feel very confident that I kept my 2 A's and a B. 

All I have left this week is a powerpoint presentation, a bound report and kitchen cleaning for my restaurant capstone on Thursday. 

Now I am mentally drained and will continue studying tomorrow. So I'm playing catch up with my posts.

Last year my BFF, Shannan found the most amazing Christian woman, Denae Hula, who was hosting a coffee, tea, hot chocolate and mug swap. My funds are limited but I thought what the heck it wasn't bank breaking. I put together the most amazing package for my swap partner Aleena. I have been told I have a wonderful gift of gifting. :) So I decided to do it again this year, my swap partner this year was Gretchen and she's from Mississippi. She too is a fabulous crafter so I knew I had to get this one right. 

I was supposed to get the package out in early November, but my daughter had some health issues that needed immediate attention, I emailed Gretchen to let her know that it would be late, but she would not be disappointed when it arrived. We befriended each other on Facebook and I learned that she had lost her mother about a year ago and she was feeling a bit low. As God's timing is perfect, her package was delivered right before Thanksgiving and to quote her "it was so thoughtful and was the best box of happy and arrived at just the right moment." Here are a few of the things I put in her fun mail.

Shadow Box I made
Harry Potter Card
LSU Geaux Tigers Card
Porcupine Thanks Card
Give Thanks Pilgrim Card
Thanks for stoppin' by!

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Wedding Congratulations

Today I bring you a simple and elegant money envelope card for a wedding. My friend Jennifer's housekeeper is getting married and she requested a wedding card. Thanks for stoppin' by!

SVG Cutting Files - Elf Money Holder 
Jaded Blossom - Border Dies
Recollections Boutique Fleur Mulberry Paper Flowers
Patterned Paper - Authentique Grace Collection "Poised"

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Happy Veterans Day!

I would like to thank the past, present and future military personnel for their service. You protect our freedom on a daily basis and for that I am grateful. Many blessings to you all!

Our neighbor Phil is a veteran and was in the Navy. Today we honor him and thank him for his service with this card. 

SVG Cutting Files - Sailor Boy
Jaded Blossom - Card Mat Dies

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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween Birthday Shannan!

So my bestest friend Shannan has THE coolest birthday, October 31st, you know HALLOWEEN! She's the bacon to my eggs! I love her and all her dorkiness so much. I am so happy she has her package now so I can blog it. LOL! Every year I make her a Halloween birthday card and this year was maybe the best so far, Grumpy Cat in a witch hat. In addition to this awesome card, I made her a reversible Birthday Countdown/Happy Haunting Halloween countdown. It's one of a kind, just like her.

SVG Cutting Files - Grumpy Cat File (No longer available)

The Wood Connection - Las Vegas blocks and base. 
Patterned Paper - Doodlebug Designs Ghouls & Goodies

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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Jaded Blossom: October Challenge: Halloween

I love challenges! This month Jaded Blossom has chosen Halloween as their theme. Yay! October is my favorite month. So I decided to make this card for the challenge. I think it's simple and elegant with a touch of spookiness.

Jaded Blossom: Panel DiesStitched Circle DiesBorder DiesPick Your Poison
Crow Silhouette from Google
PPBN Designs - Halloween Moon with Bats 
Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons - Sentiment Spots 1
Patterned Paper - Authentique "Conjure" (Purple Lace & Silhouettes)
Pink Paislee - Witching Hour

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Friday, October 9, 2015

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

Hello! Today I made a cute card for my cousin Kathy who LOVES Peanuts as much as I do. The Great Pumpkin is a Peanuts staple in our house as Halloween rolls around. 

This card was cased by the very talented Shawna Foster! 

SVG Cutting Files - Great Pumpkin from Peanuts Holiday Collection Hop (no longer available)
Jaded Blossom - Card Mat Dies
Silhouette Studio DE - Circle for moon, Pumpkin Vine from Sophie Gallo Design #22283
Miss Kate Cuttables - Grass from Summer Borders
Snoopy - traced from a silhouette 

Thanks for stoppin' by!

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Friday, October 2, 2015

Happy Birthday My Pretty!

This is my version of Candi O's card that was showcased on SVG Cutting Files Blog on September 17th. I saw this and fell in love with this adorable chibi Halloween witch! I already had the cute Doodlebug papers too! 

I'm giving the card to my mom to give to her girlfriend in Florida. 

Thanks for stoppin' by!

Jaded Blossom - Mini Tag Dies 2Yellow Brick Road 
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Spiderweb
Patterned Paper - Doodlebug Designs - "Host of Ghosts" and "Spook Alley" from the Ghouls & Goodies Line 

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

SVG Cutting Files' Anything Fall Challenge Submission #3

For my third submission I made another adorable fall card. I have loved sock monkeys ever since I can remember. They are so cute and homemade; like a hot bowl of soup on a chilly day; they are very comforting. There's still time to enter the Anything Fall challenge it ends October 14!

SVG Cutting Files - Sock Monkey
Jaded Blossom - Candy Charms & Dies
Cricut - Trees Scene (pg. 58) Animal Antics Cartridge (Retired)
Peachy Keen Stamps - PK-1343 Cableknit Size A2

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

SVG Cutting Files' Anything Fall Challenge Submission #2

Howdy and Happy Fall Y'all! 

I'm back with another submission for the SVG Cutting Files: Anything Fall Challenge. Thanks for stoppin' by!


SVG Cutting Files: Scarecrow Snoopy from the Peanuts Holiday Collection Hop (No longer available)

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Jaded Blossom: September Challenge: Fall Colors - UPDATED

I LOVE MY JADED BLOSSOM HALLOWEEN DIES! Yes, I will SHOUT it from the rooftops! I made this ADORABLE card for a friend's daughter as my submission for the September FALL COLORS challenge.


Musical Happy Birthday

I tried my hand at a flip it card the other day, I found a similar one on Pinterest and I tried to recreate it with my own papers and tools. This was for the security guy, Don at my mom's work. He's a musician and while I'm not proud of this very simple card, I missed putting on music notes. Oy vay! 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

SVG Cutting Files' Anything Fall Challenge

Well I've been slammed with schoolwork lately, but I've managed to make a card or two recently. If you don't already know, FALL is my favorite season, and since I live in the desert we really don't have seasons except HOT & DRY or COLD & WET. Hence my favorite month in Vegas is OCTOBER! Pumpkin EVERYTHING, sweaters, boots, Indian candy corn, drive with the windows down and music up weather. 

This month's challenge is ANYTHING FALL, so I made this adorable card for the challenge!

SVG Cutting Files: Square Trio Card Base, Acorn from Harvest Handled Bag Set, and Kawaii Fun Size Bars*
Jaded Blossom Stamps: Funny Valentine, and Card Mat Dies
*the "peanut butter cup" was self made for personal use
Patterned Papers: Doodlebug Design "Happy Harvest" Set Falling Leaves & Plentiful Plaid & "Friendly Forest" Set Fall Festival

Thanks for stoppin' by! Stay tuned for more fabulous cards!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Missing You

Today I made this sweet card for my cousin. I live in NV "The Silver State" and she lives in Georgia "The Peach State". She moved to Atlanta to take a job a Georgia State a year ago. We usually play phone tag when we try talking and I haven't sent her any happy mail for a while. I hope she likes it. :)
Jaded Blossom Stamps - United States MapSweet Travels
Cricut - Peach from  Preserves Cartridge

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Feel Better Soon

I whipped up this card today for my Aunt Linda who had knee surgery a couple of weeks ago. She's doing so well she's already home and ahead of schedule for her therapy. 

SVG Cutting Files - Classic Label Card Base
PPBN Designs - Operation Game (Paid Membership Group)
Digital Patterned Paper - Trish Yokum Designs - Etsy "Doctor's Appointment"  

Count Your Rainbows

So today I went WAY out of my comfort zone to try my hand at a stitched card. I was inspired by Gigi's Rainbow Dash card a while back on the SVG Cutting Files Galleria. I was doing great until I started to thread the needle. Oy vay! This was so challenging because I suffer from hyperhidrosis, excessive sweating of the hands. As a crafter I get frustrated that my hands can ruin a project or a piece of paper. I tried jewelry making and it was a total disaster. Sewing isn't my thing either. It took me a while to get each color threaded, but I did it, after many deep breathing exercises. I'm THRILLED how it turned out!
Jaded Blossom - Card Mat Dies
Sentiment - Inkadinkado Stamps - Friendly Advice 

Jaded Blossom: August Challenge: Back to School

I love that I have a week off between summer school and the fall semester. My laundry is piling up but I'm having fun being creative! My only daughter will be a senior on Monday so I'm not sure how to deal with that. She'll always be my baby girl though. She hates it when I baby her so I made her this cute first day of school treat. She has issues with hypoglycemia - this cute nugget easel card is filled with some chocolate for her first day as a senior.