Make in Monday: Holiday Gift Tags & Coffee

Since most of my family lives on the East Coast (while I’m West) I wrapped, packaged and shipped holiday gifts this past weekend.  Last year I bought the Stampin’ Up Cookie Cutter Christmas stamps and punch – it’s so versitle!  This year I made gift tags with the set.

I also used some leftover die cuts from a Creative Memories holiday kit.  I pulled out my ancient Xyron to make my life easier – and I’ve fallen in love again with this tool!

 

How are you using your scrappy supplies with your gift wrapping this season?

On another note, Creative Memories is now offering coffee.  This is the family business of the current owner of CM and I know that lots of coffee is consumed during my crops.  Check it out – there’s still time to place an order for holiday delivery!

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Make it Monday: Handmade With Love

It’s almost winter… for me, in Northern CA that means rain.  For others, it’s snow and for some, it’s simply cooler weather.  Once winter arrives, what will you be doing?

Sitting by a crackling fire…

Hot cup of tea nearby…

Soft yarn and smooth needles in your lap…

Sounds like you’re ready for the winter-y weather :).

If you’ve been on the run all summer and fall, it’s about time for your schedule to slow down just a bit… which means you’ll be reaching for your next handmade project.  I can’t think of a better way to welcome winter than to tell you about a collection of digital resources you’re going to be starry-eyed over.  It’s called the Handmade with Love Super Bundle.

Before I tell you what’s in it, can we talk about that name? It’s almost like this was created with you in mind.  Everything you make, every stitch you count, knit, sew, crochet, quilt… you do them all with love, don’t you?  I feel exactly the same way.  That’s why I’m so excited to tell you all this bundle, so you can soak up more of the joy and relaxation that comes with handcrafting.

Okay, let’s talk about what’s inside :-).

With over 200 patterns, projects, and step-by-step tutorials, you’ll find dreamy projects to create, new ways to sharpen your skills, or even a whole new technique to play with (quilting! fabric dyeing! rug making! weaving!).  This bundle covers: quilting, sewing, crochet, knitting, applique, embroidery, cross-stitch, dyeing, fiber arts, and crafting in general.

It’s basically a crafter’s dream collection. Swoon.

And even better? You’ll get all these projects and fresh patterns – created by hip, modern designers like Allison Glass, Elise Blaha-Cripe, Anne Weil, Rebecca Langford, and Liat Gat (plus 47 others)…

…for just $29.97. (They’re worth over $1,000!)

Curious how it’s possible to get all of this so inexpensively?  The creators of these patterns, tutorials, courses and more joined forces to offer this incredibly special bundle, but just for a super short period of time. Once the sale’s over, they’ll go back to selling their products and patterns at full price.  I really can’t speak highly enough about the quality and value of what’s inside, especially for this price!

Want to check it out and get your own Handmade with Love Super Bundle?

This is how it works:

  1. Visit this website , take a quick look at all the delightful projects you’ll be able to create with this package, then click the pink “Get my copy now!” button to go through their simple and secure 3-step checkout process.
  2. You’ll receive an email with a login to their online access portal, where you’ll begin downloading your eBooks and patterns, signing up for your online courses, and redeeming your free bonus offers.
  3. Use their Getting Started Guide to pick the project or technique you want to try your hand at first and start creating!

The most important detail, though, is that this bundle is available for just 8 days! (I told you it was short!).  After Monday night, December 4th, the sale ends and you’d have to buy all of these products individually.  It’s even backed by a 30 day full money-back happiness guarantee, so you can make sure it’s right for you.  Their customer service is amazing, and they truly want to make sure you’re taken care of and that you love your bundle.

If you’re ready to spend more time making and unplugging from technology this season, this is just what you need.  Create one-of-a-kind items to wear, gift, decorate with, and simply enjoy, with this curated, convenient, and super affordable library of patterns and projects.

Learn more or get your bundle here

Make it Monday: It’s another Layout a Day (LOAD) Month

Yes, October is a Layout a Day month, specifically for Scrap Happy Family members.  I had intended on keeping up but there’s so much going on that I’ve slipped behind.  It’s currently Day 9 and I’ve completed 6 layouts, to date.  I hope to get another one done tonight so it’s not too far behind.

I’m all scattered this time around too.  As much as I’m trying to stay with the prompts, I want to keep up momentum on my current pictures.  In these six layouts, I’ve done some of my sister in law’s wedding, my last Disneyland trip and Forever Live.

I’m going to do my best to get caught up this week because I want to start creating holiday gifts too!  It’s really never ending isn’t it?  (ha ha)

What are you creating this month?  Link up in the comments.

Make it Monday: Watercolor Tag

Even though I’m a digi scrapbooker, I’m finding myself doing more tactile paper crafts like cards and art journaling.  As I work more and more with paint, I’ve been learning to brush my excess onto a scrap piece of paper.  That, together with the new (to me) punch from Creative Memories is making me very happy.

 

Now I’m finding myself wanting to use more paint to have more excess!  This punch is becoming one that stays on my desk all the time.

If you’re interested in some Creative Memories products, there’s a super Mystery Bag deal happening right now!  Click either of the images to go to my Creative Memories website.

 

Make it Monday: LOAD Update

It’s another Layout a Day (LOAD) month and I’m not as diligent with creating everyday as I’d normally like, however I am getting some layouts done.  It’s currently day 22 of the challenge and I’ve finished 14 layouts.  I was doing great until Day 11 when I felt too cruddy to even turn on the computer or look at my phone.  Once off the wagon, it’s so very hard to get back on…  Here’s a few of my favorites so far:

Stuck Sketches?! template, Wilderness Walk Digi Kit (old CM)

May the 4th… I loved being in Disneyland for Star Wars day this month! Thanks to Simple Pleasures Designs for the freebies on this page.

Template from Let’s Get Sketchy, Digi Kit called 2 Cute 2 Scare from Ellie Lash

It’s almost time for my Summer Scrapping Challenge!  Feel free to join us for weekly challenges, support and of course, PRIZES!

Make it Monday: LOAD Featured Scrapper

I’m so glad to have been invited to be today’s Featured Scrapper for LOAD (Layout a Day) this month.  Here’s the prompt for today:

Gone with the Wind, 1939: “As God is my witness, I’ll never be hungry again!” Inspired by Scarlett’s vow, this is a food prompt! Because she didn’t have much food, you are on a “starvation diet” to tell your food story. Use only three colors, two embellishments, and a one-word title.

A food prompt was such a fun one for me!  I had just returned from Las Vegas and knew I had a couple of pictures of my dinner at Giada’s.  It was a restaurant that I’ve been yearning to visit as I watch her on The Food Network often.  I ate at the bar and had so much fun with the bartender.  He said that Giada does show up about once a month and when she does, she really works the room.  Gosh, had I wished she was there the same night as I!  If you’re a fan, then you might know she has a particular way of speaking the word Marscapone.  I’d heard that she will often test the staff by asking them to say it back to her in the proper manner.

Limiting my colors and embellishments isn’t so hard for me, especially digi.  To make it even easier, I had just purchased a great kit that worked perfectly for this!

Digi Kit = Forever’s The Wine Cellar / Template = pixels2Pages Thanks2You blueprint

 

Make it Monday: A Ruff Life

As a member of Scrap it Up 365, I love doing the 7 in 7 challenges – one layout a day for seven days.  This months theme was “April Fools” and funny layouts.  Day 3 asked us to use Puns as inspiration for my layout.  Of course, I had to feature my favorite canine-kid!

Stuck!? Sketches April 1, 2017 Challenge / Digi Kit: Forever Woof Bundle

One thing I learned was that I’m not terribly funny.  I don’t tell jokes or like to prank others.  It made it difficult for me to find inspiration for layouts – but I did love the challenge!

Share your funny layouts by linking up in the comments.

Make it Monday: Virtual Crop Layout

Creative Memories held a virtual crop this past weekend.  Although I was too busy much of the weekend to participate, I managed to get one layout done on Friday night.

They had a sketch to use, which I turned sideways.  I also used their Digital Denim Blues kit. To see all the challenges, check out CM’s blog!

Did you work on anything scrappy recently?  Link up in the comments!