Thursday, June 30, 2016

CRAFT Challenge--Ribbon and Sparkle

Happy Thursday!  Welcome back to another CRAFT Challenge this week. We have been challenged to create with ribbon and sparkles this week and I combined these two together in a fun and easy card.

For this card, I simply freehand cut a large white heart and used some fun foam to pop it up. I then took a few different colors or ribbon and created loops that I secured behind my heart. I added a fun Me and My Big Ideas sparkly die cut to the front and then used a black gel pen to add some fake stitching details around the outside of the heart as well as the outside border of the card face. Super fun but quick and simple to create! I hope you like my creation and please visit the CRAFT Challenge blog in order to see what everyone else created and to leave us a link to a creation of your own featuring ribbon and sparkles. Happy Crafting!!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge--Animals

Happy Thursday!  This week on the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge blog, we were challenged to create a project with animals included. I decided to create a card this week as I have had this stamp set around for quite awhile but hadn't found a perfect time to use it. I also got to dig into my scrap bin to create all of the layers which was a double bonus! Here is my card....

The stamp set I used is from Studio Calico and came in an old kit subscription. I added some additional detail to the stamps by using my Star Dust Stickles on the owl's hat, the heart in the middle box, and the scarf around the polar bear. I added some pen stitching on my layers as well as a couple of staples using my tiny attacher for some additional detail. This was a very quick card to create and used all supplies that I had on hand. All of those cardstock and patterned paper layers came out of my scrap bin!

I hope you enjoy and I can't wait to see what you create for the Animals Challenge at C.R.A.F.T. this week. Make sure to head over to the blog to see what the other design team members have created and to link us up to check out your work! Happy Crafting!!!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge--Christmas

Happy Thursday! It's time for another C.R.A.F.T. Challenge and this week we are focusing on Christmas projects. This week, I decided to go with a quick and simple card design and hope that it inspires you as well. Not every card, layout, or project needs to take 55 hours and 7 tons of supplies to complete! Sometimes, simple can be beautiful too! To create this look, you only need a couple of supplies and a short amount of time.

For the background, I used a white cardstock card base....easy peasy. I did add a little black inking around the edges of all of the layers to create unity. Then, I free-handed the letters for the word "Joy" out of white cardstock and covered them with some washi tape strips...super quick, very easy, neat look!  I then stitches around the letters with red embroidery thread and added some adhesive red rhinestones throughout the letters. Easy peasy and quick! Last step....two project life cards a little black cardstock border to complete the look. It looks unique, detailed, and fun while taking very few supplies and a short amount of time. Sometimes...quick and easy is the answer!

I hope you will check out the rest of the Christmas projects created by the design team over at C.R.A.F.T and also try your hand at a Christmas project this week. Make sure to link us up over on the C.R.A.F.T. blog so that we can check out your work and leave you comments as well. Leave a comment below with your favorite quick and easy technique!

Monday, June 13, 2016

Sizzle Into Summer: Use Your Stuff Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Use Your Stuff "Sizzle into Summer" blog hop! I don't know about you but I love summer! Lemonade stands and beach time....camping and s'mores....lazy days and ice cream. I love it all!  

his week, the design team at Use Your Stuff is celebrating summer with our very own collection of amazing projects to inspire you to create some fun summer projects. Make sure to follow the links below to check out the projects and posts for each of the design team members. Many of them have prizes and giveaways that you can enter as well. 

My thought process for this week was to create a layout that was super bright, fun, and just screams summer! You can see what I created below. I included lots of layers and fun embellishments from a few different summer collections to create this look.

For my blog, I am giving away a summer prize pack full of goodies to help you create! Entering is easy....just leave a comment below telling me your favorite summer adventure. It's that simple! I will choose a winner on Sunday, June 19th. If you like this layout and want to see more of my work, please visit me on Instagram (@redefinedkreative) and on my You Tube channel where I have some really fun process videos posted. 

The hop contest is going to run from Monday June 13 until Saturday June 18th, so you have a whole week to hop and play along with us. You also have a chance to win a prize from the main UYS blog simply by linking up your own fun summer project! We will draw a random winner over there on Sunday June 19th. We hope you enjoy the fun summer scrappy treats we have for you this week!
  1. Sarah
  1. Lori
  1. Beth
  1. Jenna
  1. Majo
  1. Martha Lucia
  1. Tammy L
  1. Khristina YOU ARE HERE!
  1. Tammy C
  1. Renee
  1. Gail
  1. Tina
  1. Julia
  1. Karrie

Thursday, June 9, 2016

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: Inspired by a Film

Happy Thursday everyone!  Welcome to another C.R.A.F.T. challenge. This week, the design team was challenged to create a project that was inspired by a film. I am currently working with my May 2016 Hip Kit and wanted to use that to create this layout. I have been on a hand-stitching and cut file kick lately so both of those elements were important parts of this layout. The movie that I used for my inspiration was Alice in Wonderful as I was working with a photo from the tea cups ride at Disney World. I loved the motion that was depicted in the photo and so I wanted to carry that out into the page design as well. I hope that you enjoy this layout and will also come visit me on my You Tube channel where there is a process video showing how this layout came together!!

Please visit my You Tube channel and check out the process video that goes with this layout. Also, make sure to head back over to the C.R.A.F.T. challenge blog to check out the work from the other design team members and to link us up to your work so that we can see how you are inspired by a film this week. Happy Crafting!!!

Monday, June 6, 2016

Use Your Stuff Challenge: Color Combination

Happy Monday!
  For this week on the Use Your Stuff blog, we were challenged to use the color combination seen below. Such a pretty combination!!!

I absolutely love this combination of colors together, however, creating the layout was a little big challenging because the crafting world is seriously lacking in purple products in my opinion. Eventually, I put together a product that I was happy with and I hope you like it too. I did find that the organization system I use for my embellishments and ephemera really helped with this challenge. I organize all of these things in Iris photo boxes. I was able to just grab the containers for these specific color families and sort through to find things that would coordinate. Super quick and easy! If you are interested in hearing more about my storage so seeing pictures of it, please leave a comment below. Make sure to visit the Use Your Stuff blog to check out the amazing work from the other design team members and to leave us a link to check out your work as well! Happy Crafting!!!

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Breast Cancer Campaign and Auction

Welcome! I am so glad that you are here and are participating in our Blogs 4 Boobies Blog Hop and Auction! In the outside world, I am a home health nurse. Each day I travel throughout my city to take care of patients in their own homes so that they don't have to be in the hospital. Several of my patents have gone through breast cancer experiences and several of my family members have as well. I love my profession and the work that I get to do every day and so when I was invited to participate in this fundraiser from Skipping Stones Design there was no hesitation. I hope that you participate, enjoy our projects, and contribute in any small way that you can. Thanks for visiting!

This set consists of a set of five different birthday themed shaker cards. The insides of each card are blank so that you can add your own message! Each shaker circle has several different colors of sequins as well as Beadazzles  in a  few different colors. The individual fish are colored with gelatos and then blended to create an ombre-like effect. Each one of the five cards are a different color with a matching envelope in that color. I am also going to include a little surprise in the package from me to you!

Here are some close-up shots of each individual card...

If you would like to bid on this set of cards, here are the instructions on how to do that:

1. Leave a comment below with your name, email address, and your bid amount. All bidding starts at a minimum of $5.00. This will include all five of the cards shown above as well as the shipping costs and a special little surprise thrown in with the package from me!

2. Check back to make sure you that you are still the high bidder!  Bidding with remain open until 9:00pm on June 9th. All proceeds will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

3. The winner will be the individual with the highest bid listed in the comment section. I will communicate this information and Skipping Stones Designs will send the winner an invoice for the donation/bid amount. Please pay your invoice as soon as possible so that I can get your cards and your surprise out to you quickly!

Also, if you would like to see more of my work, I would love to have you join me on YouTube and/or Instagram. On Instagram, I can be found at @redefinedkreative and here is a link to my YouTube channel. Please stop by and say hi at either place!!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: Recipe

Happy Thursday!  This week on the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge blog we were challenged to create using a recipe. This recipe for this week includes:

1. a digital image
2. some pearls or rhinestones
3. 1 ribbon
4. 3 papers
5. 1 sentiment

This was a really fun challenge because it added some extra dimensional elements while still incorporating the digital image and card sediment. Here is the card that I created for this week. I look forward to seeing what you create! Make sure to visit the CRAFT blog in order to see the amazing work of the other designers and to leave us a link to your work.