Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Wishing you and your Family a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Blessed New Year.

My last Christmas cards this year....

and a cute picture I had to share.

All 3 cats tucked in their beds while visions of catnip danced in their heads.

Enjoy your families and hug your kids.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Owl be Home for Christmas Blog Hop

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to the Owl be Home for Christmas Blog Hop hosted by my sweet friend Heather.
If you stopped by from Cindy's blog, you are in the right place.  If you just happened to stop by, make sure to start at Heather's blog so you don't miss anything!

This hop is all about owls- and I love to make owl projects!

Here is mine:

The sentiment is from Pink by Design and the papers are from October Afternoon and digital papers from Pretty Papers, Pretty Ribbons.
The snow on his hat is a fun product that is like snow paint that I picked up at my local Scrapbooking store.

Whooooo wants some blog candy?
Heather is offering some candy to those of you who stop by every stop in the hop.
(Check out her blog for the deets.)
I have some candy for you too!
One lucky follower who comments below will win a $10.00 Gift Certificate to 3Girl JAM.

Your next stop is:

Happy Hopping!
Heather Lynn-
Jessica Esch~
Ashley -
Lisa -
Melissa Kelsey -
An'Jenic Gibson -
Christina Capps -
Janet R -
Heather D.-
Pinque Peacock-

Monday, December 17, 2012

3GJ Challenge: Christmas Inspriation

Hi Everyone!
 I have been busy, busy, busy making Christmas cards for my family and friends.

Here's a quick one that I made the other day.

I used a file from the Silhouette store and cut it out with my Cameo.
I used Goblin Green 3GJ Ribbon to make the fluffly bow and a super cute fabric covered button from Pinque Peacock.

You still have plenty of time to link up your Christmas projects with us.
We have some pretty sweet prizes up for grabs- but you've got to make sure you follow our simple rules to be eligible to win.

Make sure to check out the 3 Girl JAM Challenge blog to check out the rules and the fabulous prizes up for grabs.

And while you're there- you can link up your Christmas projects!!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Not a Card Friday

Hi Everyone!

It's Friday so that means no card for me today.
Pink by Design is wrapping up their Challenge Week of Non-traditional Christmas Colors
(you still have through Sunday to enter your projects!).

Today I am showing one of the MANY sanitizer holders my girls and I made for Christmas gifts this year.
These are perfect little gifts for the girls' teachers, friends, and other people at school and church.
The best part-
they are super quick and simple to make!
I got the idea from THIS POST at Sarah Hamer's blog.

 PBD Stamp Sets used:
Dictionary Background, Everyday Banners, Black Friday

These also have some 3 Girl JAM ribbon: Halloween Harvest
and a Pinque Peacock Fabric Covered button (How awesome are these!)

Make sure to link up your projects at Pink by Design and 3 Girl JAM Challenges
There are fabulous prizes to be won!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Coloring with Gelatos

**Make sure to check out my 3 Girl JAM blog today- featuring Sarah Hamer:Guest Designer

Hi Everyone!

I have a fun coloring technique for you today-
Coloring backgrounds with Gelatos!

Pink by Design is having a fabulous challenge this week using Non-traditional Christmas colors.
To tie into this challenge I made a card using blues, pinks, grey, and black (ok- there's some red and green in there too!)

 PBD Stamp sets used:
Chevron Background, Joyful Tags

My background uses the PBD Chevron background stamp which I heat embossed with white powder.
I used red, green, silver, and gold Faber Castell Gelatos and let them do their magic thing and came out with my fabulous background.

Make sure to link up your project this week at Pink by Design HERE.

You can also link up any of your Christmas projects at 3 Girl JAM also!

Link up to 3 Girl JAM

Monday, December 10, 2012

Non-Traditional Christmas Colors

Hi Everyone!

We are going to have fun this week at the Pink By Design Blog!
This weeks challenge is to use non-traditional colors on  your Christmas Projects.

I used yellow, aqua, white, and orange.

I LOVE how this turned out!

Who would have thought that a color combo like this would turn out so great!

Make sure to link up your Non-traditional Christmas Color Projects at Pink by Design.
Go over to 3 Girl JAM Challenges and link them up there too for the Christmas Inspiration Challenge!

Link up to PBD

Sunday, December 9, 2012

PBD Hop Winner

Hi Everyone!

Just a quick post today announcing the winner of the Pink By Design Stamp Release Blog Hop.

Fun cards! I especially like the glasses!

Please e-mail me at to claim your prize!

I'd love for everyone to stop by my other blog at 3 Girl JAM .  Today is the last day of the Christmas Inspirations Hop today!

Also- it's the last day of the 30% off sale at

Friday, December 7, 2012

Christmas Tree Topper

Hi Everyone!

I have to show you something that I absolutely LOVE!

My Christmas Tree Topper!!

I love how this turned out!

This is featured at the 3 Girl JAM Challenge Blog today too.
Make sure to link up your Christmas projects and hop along with the 3GJ Designers- starting at the 3 Girl JAM Blog!

Here's a picture before I put it on the tree:

 The star is a cut file from the Silhouette on-line store.
 The gorgeous "Believe" is a free printable from Heidi Swapp
Gorgeous October Afternoon paper

Here's a close-up of my bow:

Holly Berry and Mistletoe Crinkle Ribbon from 3 Girl JAM
Pink Peacock Stick Pin

Here's my Christmas Tree:  

Avery and Mackenzie decorated the WHOLE thing (except the topper)!

Have a great weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

PBD New Stamp Release Hop!

Hi Everyone!
Welcome to the Pink by Design Stamp release Blog Hop!

I am so excited to see some new PBD stamps!  How about you?

If you came here from Gloria's blog you are in the right place, if not- you'll want to start at the beginning at Sarah's blog.

This release is so much fun!

My first project is for my daughters.  They both got glasses yesterday.
They're pretty cute girlies if you ask me :)

This is the new Spectacular set
Perfect for these 3"x3" cards! 
inside of the cards

My second project uses the adorable scooter from Scootin' By

I used 3 different stamp sets on this project:
Scootin' By for the sweet scooter, the banner it is pulling, and the 'special delivery' sentiment
Everyday Banners for the stitched banner
Joyful Tags (November SOTM) for 'Merry Christmas'

I hope you are inspired by everyone's projects.
Get your new Pink By Design Stamps HERE!

Before you go-
I've got some blog candy for one lucky follower!

The 'Retired' Chevron Background (my all time favorite!)
Just comment below for your chance to win!

Your next stop is Rebekah!

Happy Hopping!!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Grateful Colors

Hi Everyone!

Today starts the final week to get your projects in at the latest 
3 Girl JAM Challenge.

This is a color themed challenge.

Aren't these colors great!?!
The nice thing is they can be Autum colors or Christmas colors- it all depends on how you look at it!

Here is my project:

I used a file from The Cutting Cafe- who is generously sponsoring a $15.00 gift certificate to their store for the challenge winner!
I accented the ribbon with some Creative Inspirations Paint in Rust

Make sure to link up your own project HERE by next Friday.

Watch for fun things to come in December from 3 Girl JAM.
We are in the Christmas spirit!!

Have you seen our new Christmas Flair Buttons?

Super cute!
You can check them out HERE!

3 Girl JAM Challenges

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Scootin' By

Hi Everyone!

I've been dealing with the Flu the past few days so it felt really good to get into my craft room for a few minutes and get creative!

Is this not the cutest little scooter you've ever seen!?!

*spoiler alert*
Watch for Pink by Design's newest stamp release party next Wednesday!
3 Girl JAM Crinkle Ribbon- London Blue and Aqua Splash
October Afternoon 9 to 5 paper
This fits in perfectly with the Pink by Design Sketch Challenge going on this week.
Make sure to check it out and link up your own project for a chance to win some Fab PBD Stamps!

Saturday, November 24, 2012


Hi Everyone!

I hope everyone is enjoying their Thanksgiving weekend!

I made this card the other day and have just been so busy with family that I haven't been able to share it yet!

A super simple 15 minute card made with the Cricut Imagine Good Ol Days cartridge, October Afternoon paper, and 3 Girl JAM ribbon (Harvest Orange)

This fits in great with the Color Challenge at 3 Girl JAM Challenges!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Happy Black Friday!

Hi Everyone!!

I hope you all had a wonderful day yesterday with family and friends.

The girls and I (along with hubby) spent the day at my Dad's house with my Uncle, my brother's family, and my sister who drove 10 hours to be with us.

It was a great day!

Today however, I am braving the crowds and hunting down the best deals.
I spent some time on-line Wed. night/Thurs. morning- did you know you can get a lot of the Black Friday deals on-line that early!?!
I already got 75% of the things I wanted and didn't even have to leave my chair.

In honor of my love of shopping, I have a Black Friday deal for all of you!

3 Girl JAM Aqua Splash Crinkle Ribbon, *New* Christmas Flair Buttons, and 
Pink by Design Stamps


Friday, November 16, 2012

Not a Card

Hi Everyone!

Have you made a project this week which includes your favorite pattern?

At Pink by Design, we are working with our favorite patterns and would love for you to link up your projects.

I have been in Chevron Heaven!

Today we are making "anything but a card" to help you with ideas to get you out of your comfort zone.
(I'm very comfortable making cards!)

I do like to make notebooks- they are actually one of my favorite things.
I think every woman needs to have a fancy notebook to carry with her.

Here's one of my favorites.

3 Girl JAM Ribbon: Daffodil, Aqua Splash
Pretty Papers, Pretty Ribbons digital paper printed on canvas.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Laptop Decorating

Hi Everyone!

I got a little crafty last night and actually made something just for me!

Lisa from Pretty Papers, Pretty Ribbons made a cut file of my 3 Girl JAM logo- and I've been dying to use it on just the right thing.
I also had some Square 1 sitting in a box that I got (ages ago) from Sarah Hamer.

Put it all together and looky looky--


Linking this up to Sarah's Tuesday Link Up Party!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Stamping with Markers on Wood

Hi Everyone!

This week is all about using your favorite pattern over at Pink by Design.

My favorite pattern- the one I reach for the most- is Chevron.

Patterned paper is fun, but sometimes you just have to stamp your pattern.  
And stamping on paper is always fun, but sometimes it's good to shake things up a bit!

Today I have a little tip and tutorial for you on how to stamp with markers on wood.

First you'll want to prime your wood.  Make sure to coat it with something so your ink will not run and bleed into the wood.  I chose to use Creative Inspiration Paint for my base.  (I love this paint!)

Once it's all painted: admire the beauty while it dries :)

When you are ready to stamp, place  your stamp on a solid surface. (I used an acrylic block.)
Then ink up your stamp.  You can use any type of ink.  I wanted a muted and almost distressed look to go along with the antiqued look of my wooden tag so I used Spectrum Noir Markers.  I just started using them and they are my FAVORITE!  My poor Copics looked on with envy.

As soon as your stamp is inked up, place your wood piece on top of your stamp and apply pressure by rubbing over the surface of the wood.

Flip it over to see whatcha got!

Exactly what I was going for!

Here is my finished project:

Products used:
October Afternoon paper and paper embellishments

Make sure to stop by the Pink by Design blog today to see some other fun tips and techniques by the Design team!

You can also link up your own Favorite Pattern projects!

Monday, November 12, 2012


Hi Everyone!

I want to share my card that I made for the 3 Girl JAM Challenge.

The Challenge is a sketch challenge

I used the Cricut Imagine Baby Boutique cartridge, 3GJ Baby Boy crinkle ribbon, and Pink by Design stamps.

Make sure to stop by the 3 Girl JAM Challenge Blog to link up your own project by Thursday.
You can have a chance to win a $15.00 gift certificate to Treasure Box Designs, a bundle of 3 Girl JAM Crinkle Ribbon, and a Guest Designer spot on our blog!

Favorite Pattern

Hi Everyone!

There is a super fun challenge going on at Pink by Design!

Use your favorite pattern!

My favorite pattern is Chevron (or Zig Zag).
I love how versatile the chevron pattern is:  
it can be bold or subtle, loud and colorful or soft and muted, put it in the background or make it stand out front.

What ever you do with the chevron pattern, it is sure to be fabulous!

Here is the card I created for this challenge:

 Only 12 more days until Black Friday!!
Are you going shopping?

I chose to use my chevron as a background- but it is a bold background to remind us of the crazy excitement of Black Friday.

The image and sentiment are from Pink by Design's October Stamp of the Month set (so fun!).

Make sure to stop by the Pink by Design Blog to see the other Design Team's fabulous projects and link up your own favorite pattern.
(You can link up from here too- but don't miss out on the awesomeness at PBD!)

Thanks for stopping by!