Saturday, November 26, 2011

Oh ChristmasTrees!!

I am working on getting my Christmas cards done for this year. I still have a way to go.  Here are 2 samples of cards.  The first one uses the Green Wide Fancy Polka Dot Ribbon wrapped around triangles to build a Christmas tree.  It is decorated with Holiday Gradient Gem Stickers and Red & Green Vintage Jewels all from the Creative Charms Deal of the month.  The tree trunk is also one of the Vintage Jewels.  I like how this one turned out.

This Christmas tree was stamped on card stock and once again decorated with the Holiday Gradient Gem Stickers from the Deal of the Month at Creative Charms.  This deal is jam packed with goodies and perfect for completing all your Christmas cards!

Friday, November 25, 2011

A Gingerbread Christmas!

Who doesn't love a Gingerbread Man and a Gingerbread House?  I had so much fun making these shaped cards and what better Christmas cards to start with than Gingerbread cards?  They were both cut from SVGcuts Warm Gingerbread SVG kit and sweetly embellished with assorted Creative Charms gems!

This Gingerbread Man is showing his sweet sentiment with a banner  enhanced with Gradient Gem Stickers on the bows and also one for his sweet little red nose. Card stock used was red, white and green glitter card stock from Bazzill.   The fur for the hat and boots were cut using White Daisy CS from CTMH and embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.  Delicious!!

And how about this sweet little Gingerbread House.  This one is embellished with both the Gradient Gem Stickers as well as the Vintage Jewels stickers in red and green!  The white Gradient Pearl stickers on the snow on the rooftop worked perfectly.  The candy cane and gum drops are cut from glitter card stock from Bazzill and the base is cut from Brownie Co'ordinationations card stock also from Bazzill.  Makes me so ready for Christmas and all the magic that goes along with it!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Christmas Candy Winner!!

Congratulations to the winner of the Christmas Blog Candy!

Laura (tweetyb) said...Love the tissue box cover!! So beautiful!!
♥ Laura ♥

Email me you address so I can send your prize!!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Creative Charms Blog Hop & some Christmas Candy!!

ng. This adorable stocking can double as both a Christmas Ornament for your tree and a gift card holder.  Just flip up the cuff on the stocking and fill it with a gift card of your choice.  Anyone would love to receive one of these Christmas stockings!  The stocking was cut with my cricut and adorned with Christmas Holly and red Vintage Jewels.  A loop of the red Velvet Ric Rac Ribbon is used to hang the stocking!

Here is is open with a card inside!  I also used an embossing folder to add dimension and texture to the stocking.  The "Berries" are popped up with dimensionals.  Super easy and fun to make.  Here is a link to the pattern to make the stocking.

I made a few of these adorable Tissue Covers for Christmas gifts last year.  I used a Winter Theme so they could be used beyond the Holidays. The snowflakes are in the Winter Medley set of the Seasonal Medley collection and layered over the punched snowflakes from blue glitter CS.

They are accented with Gradient Gem Stickers to give them more sparkle and are also added to the snowflakes on the top border.  The panels on the tissue cover are embossed using the Cuttlebug embossing folders and inked to bring out the embossing.  These were a big hit with the recipients!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Chris' Kit - Breast Cancer Fundraiser!

Hello Everyone – for the rest of this month, all net proceeds from all Creative Charms web sales are going to be donated to the Susan Koman Foundation in memory of Chris Hertel.

Chris worked very closely with Creative Charms designing their catalog, creating the logo and all the new packaging and anything else they could come up with for her to create. This past July she lost her battle with breast cancer. She left behind a husband and two children. Their wish (and hers) is the find a cure to this disease so that families will no longer have to lose their wives, mothers and daughters to this horrible disease.

 They are also featuring a pink kit called Chris’ Kit:

Chris’ Kit – 57 Pieces- $9.99 (Regular Price $23.21)

·         Pink 3D Sparkly Butterfly Garden Brads – 12 Pieces
·         Pink Sunflowers – 4 Pieces
·         Violet Vintage Jewels – 12 Pieces
·         Pink Vintage Jewels – 12 Pieces
·         White with Pink Sparkled Flowers – 6 Pieces
·         Pink Sparked Butterflies – 2 Pieces
·         Pink Sequin and Felt Flowers – 3 Pieces
·         Pink Sheer Flowers – 6 Pieces

Here is a sample of a card made using the Pink Sequin and Felt Flower

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Boo to You!!

  Another Halloween card to share! The card was made using the Halloween Vintage Frame stickers from Creative Charms as the "o's" in Boo.  The B is chipboard inked with Ranger Dried Marigold Distress Ink and then stamped with Dusty Concord Distress ink.  Tip: It takes a long while for the ink to dry on the chipboard so I suggest using a heat gun to dry it before handling it.

This Halloween Treat was made by cutting the DCWV CS with a Spellbinders die and then framing it with black card stock and rounding the corners.  I used one of the Halloween Twinkle Stickers also from Creative Charms to enhance it.

On October 28th, join us for a Blog Hop for Creative Charms and see all the wonderful creations from their Design Team.  There will be Blog Candy too, so be sure to join us!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Halloween repost!

This is a repost from last year but it show the adorable Halloween Twinkle Stickers available in the October Kit of the Month.  You can have a chance to win this great Kit by commenting on this Post on the Creative Charms blog. See below what is in the kit of the month and the deal of the month...hope you win!!

October Kit of the Month - 102 Pieces - $14.99

Each Kit Includes:
  • Fall Seasonal Sparklers - 21 Pieces
  • Halloween Vintage Metal Frames - 6 Pieces
  • Halloween Twinkle Stickers - 12 Pieces
  • Orange Braided Daisy Medley - 4 Pieces
  • Orange Groovy Petal Medley - 8 Pieces
  • Purple Sparkled Flowers - 6 Pieces
  • Purple Itsy Glitsy - 45 Pieces

October Deal of the Month - 244 Pieces - $6.99

Each Deal Includes:
  • Fall Medley - 14 Pieces
  • Purple Pure Blossoms - 14 Pieces
  • Orange 3D Sparkly Garden Butterfly Medley - 12 Pieces
  • Black Fancy Polka Dot Brads - 4 Pieces
  • Purple Twinkle Gems - 12 Pieces
  • Amber Vintage Jewels - 12 Pieces
  • Violet Vintage Jewels - 12 Pieces
  • Purple Gradient Gem Brads - 12 Pieces
  • Purple Gradient Gem Stickers - 76 Pieces
  • Amber Gradient Gem Stickers - 76 Pieces

I just loves these two new promotions.
Winners will be announced on Monday, October 10th.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Eek! Trick or Treat!!

With Halloween just around the corner I thought I would do a 2 page spread and be ready for the big day!  The DP used was from DCWV Ghost and Goblins collection and the CS is of course Bazzill, my favorite.  Love textured CS!

I made the die cuts with my Cricut Expression and the cuts are from SVGcuts.  I love glitz so of course I had to use Glitter Paper from Bazzill and Stickles!

Also used various Gradient Gem stickers from the Amber collection to accent the die cuts.  I also added  the Vintage Halloween Self-Adhesive Metal Stickers. 

Here are some close-ups of the die cuts

Creative Charms Design Team Call

When: Now – October 10, 2011

Details: Creative Charms is looking for self-motivated and creative designers to design projects twice a month for the Creative Charms blog. This position will begin on November 1st with a three-month initial contract. Design team members are compensated with $30/month of Creative Charms products.  
We are looking for designers that meet the following criteria:
·         have an active personal blog with a following of at least 100 members
·         be active on Facebook and at least 2 other “gallery” sites (2peas, CK, etc)
·         able to work within a short time frame
·         able to post at least twice a month on the Creative Charms blog
·         creative in scrapbooking, card making and altered projects
·         previous design team experience (preferred but not required)
·         published in print magazines (preferred but not required)

To apply please send the following:
·         name and mailing address (US mailing addresses only)
·         link to your personal blog
·         links to any design team that you currently serving
·         three (3) photos of your best original projects or link to on-line gallery
·         list of all design teams that you have been a member
·         list of published works (date/publication)

Please send all applications to with the Subject: Design Team Call before October 10th. The Design Team will be announced by October 15th.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Sew Cute!

Tried something new on this card, actually sewed the top layer on for a new look for me!  I really like how this turned out so I went out and bought a little sewing machine for my scraproom, shhh, don't tell my husband, he thinks I'm crazy as it is :o).  I use BoBunny Double dot CS for the card base, pink Bazzill for the first layer and BoBunny Back to Basics a gift of love for the top layer and the strip.  Love how double sided cardstock makes it sooo easy to coordinate your papers!  Birthday wishes was stamped using SU stamps and punch and then popped to give it dimension.  I completed the card with the CC Pink Sunflower and the little green daisies from the Fun Flowers.  Also added some white Gradient Pearl stickers on the upper left corner, love those pearls!  Hope you like how it turned out to

Friday, September 2, 2011

Fall Birthday Card!

Fall is my favorite season of the year with all the beautiful colors!  I made this adorable fall birthday card using the Pick a Pumpkin Kit from  I used the Black Gradient Pearl Stickers from Creative Charms for the eyes.


Here is a layout showing some flowers with a  with Spring time look using a layout from SVG cuts Memory Garden Kit.  The centers were accented with the Vintage Jewels.  I find that I use these quite a lot because they add a nice touch to any layout or card.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Thanks So Much!!

It is always nice to thank someone who has helped you, gifted you, or just plain was there when you needed them with a Thank You card. I know I always enjoy receiving them.  I used one of my favorite Creative Charms flowers to adorn this card, the Multi Layered Organza flower in blue.  It is such a soft looking flower and so very pretty!  I also used a MS edge punch on the Bo Bunny Double Dot CS and accented the flowers in the punch with the Gradient Pearl stickers in white.  The "lace" ribbon is actually a paper ribbon that I colored with ink to match the card and the stamped sentiment is from Stampin Up.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Birthdays & Butterflies

I am so in love with these adorable Butterflies from the 3-D Sparkly Garden Brads from the Deal of the Month.  They add just a little bit of whimsy to this card.  I also used the Orange Fancy Felt Flowers on the stamped leaves and the Purple Fancy Polka Dot Ribbon as an accent on this card.  I love this embossing folder for this card because it provides the perfect backdrop for the inset.        

This center fold step card was such fun to make.  I love cards that are unique and different.  I also used the 3-D Butterfly on this card but this time in the green and  included the Sparkly Floral gems from the 3D Sparkly Garden Brad collection.  The same stamp was used for the stem on this card.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Wedding Bells and Happy Birthday!!

  This was a Black & White themed wedding and the Black & white Shimmer Flowers from the Simplicity collection were the perfect accent for this layout. And now these gorgeous flowers are now on sale until July 31, 2011.  Go check out all the other Simplicity items that are on sale too!

Here is a closeup of the Shimmer flowers.  I removed the pearl brads (to be used on another card or layout) and replaced them with the White Vintage Brads to add a little more glitz

Here is a birthday card I made using the Gradient Pearl Stickers in white.  They always add just the right touch to any card or layout.  The background was embossed and edges inked and a Green & White Fancy Polka Dot ribbon was added.  The flowers were colored with copics and layered on a Spellbinder Oval Frame.  The frame was accented with the pearl stickers.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Hooray for the Red, White & Blue!

There are many patriotic holidays in the Summer, first there is Memorial Day, then Flag Day, 4th of July and Labor Day.  All occasions to use the colors Red, White and Blue.  My husband always celebrates his birthday on the 4th of July too so of course there is my chance to make a RWB Birthday card! I used the blue Vintage Jewels to accent the corners of this card and paper pieced the cake stand on this stamp.  CS used was Bazzil and Bo Bunny double dot (one of my favorites)

On the inside I stamped a star and accented it with one of the red Vintage Jewels.  These are only of few of the items you get in this months Deal of the Month! 

This is one of my favorite layouts I have done recently.  This is the 4th of July, 2010.  Yes, I am a little behind.  I love how the Vintage Jewels and the Gradient Gem stickers match so well and I used them to make fireworks for this layout.  

Here is a closeup of the fireworks!  Aren't they awesome!!  Can you imagine the combinations you can use for these?  This Deal of the Month is fantastic and you get so much!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Crochet & Lace!

I loved all the crocheted items in the May Kit of the Month, A Knitted Garden!  On this birthday card I used the flowers from the Orange Countryside Garden.  I also added the Amber Gradient Gem Stickers from Deal of the Month.  I stamped Happy Birthday on the White Daisy cardstock from CTMH and backed it with embossed Bazzil Peridot Gemstone Cardstock and Creme Brulee cardstock from CTMH.  Used the MS ZigZag embossing border punch to finish the edge.  Lace is from my stash and leave are the MS Pine Branch Punch.  I love the soft look of this punch and use it quite a lot. DP is from DCWV.

Here is a close up of these adorable flowers.  They would also look great with a Pearl Brad in the center.  So many things you can do with these flowers.  Once you try them you will want all the colors available.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

We have a Winner!

Thanks to all who joined in on the Creative Charms blog hop! The winner of my Blog candy is:

JANLYNN said...This is just the sweetest layout. Lovely girly colors that look so soft and cuddlely. I only have boy grandchildren so I don't get to do layouts like this. I would have to say my favorite CC embellees are the flower and butterfly ones that I use on layouts I do of garden tours I take with my mastergardener group.

Email me your address and I will send your prize!  Congratulations!!

Now I would like to show what the Grand Prize was for the winner of the Secret Sentence contest on the Creative Charm Blog.

May Deal of the Month - $6.99
Sparkling Garden of Delight – 347 Pieces

·         Amber Gradient Gem Stickers – 76 Pieces
·         Blue Gradient Gem Stickers – 76 Pieces
·         Pink Gradient Gem Stickers – 76 Pieces
·         Assorted Gradient Pearl Stickers – 76 Pieces
·         Light Purple Vintage Jewels – 12 Pieces
·         Light Green Vintage Jewels – 12 Pieces
·         Green Gradient Gem Brads – 9 Pieces
·         Purple Gradient Gem Brads – 9 Pieces
·         18” Blue Fancy Polka Dot Ribbon

May Kit of the Month - $14.99
A Knitted Garden – 46 Pieces

·         Knitted Strawberries – 3 Pieces
·         Orange Countryside Garden – 6 Pieces
·         Green Knitted Butterflies – 4 Pieces
·         Blue Small Knitted Flowers – 9 Pieces
·         Blue Blooming Garden – 12 Pieces
·         Pink Blooming Garden – 12 Pieces

Friday, April 29, 2011

Welcome to Creative Charms First Ever Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the first Creative Charms Blog Hop!  I hope you are having as good a time as I am.  I have created this layout using one of my favorite Creative Charms embellishments the Gradient Pearl Stickers in pink.  A pink ribbon was added to our little bundle of joy!

I have also added another fave the adorable Sunflower from the Countryside Collection.  The leaf ribbon is from the Fuzzy Daisy Kit in the Loop d' Loop collection and the little pink flowers are in the Fun Flower Kit.  The "lacy" backgrounds on both pages were cut using my Cricut and so was the Stork!

Creative Charms is also giving away a Grand Prize.  Simply collect the Secret Word from each blog in the hop and complete  the Secret Phrase.  My secret word is "tour."  You have until midnight on May 1st to email the secret phrase to Creative Charms to win the fabulous prize.  The prize will be both the Deal of the Month and the Kit of the Month for May which will be announced on Monday, May 2nd!  Drawing will also be May 2nd...Good Luck!

To celebrate our first official Blog Hop for Creative Charms, I am also offering some delicious Blog Candy.  All you have to do to win is either subscribe or become a follower of this blog and leave a comment telling me what your favorite Creative Charms embellishment is. 

 The next stop along the way is Joscie  have fun!
If you get lost along the way - Here is the list for the blog hop:
·         Creative Charms –
·         Kristal –
·         Amber –
·         Sandra –
·         Jan –
·         Laura –
·         Diane –
·         Jennifer H –
·         Michelle –
·         Lisa –
·         Chris –
·         Jamie –
·         Amy –
·         Jennifer Y –
·         Trudy –
·        (You are Here!); Ellen – 
·         Joscie –
·         Ilene –
·         Midori –

Friday, April 15, 2011

Eastet Treats!

These adorable Easter Egg Treat bags were made for the some special ladies who attended a retreat with me last weekend.  They all loved them, especially after we filled them with "treats"! 

All the embellishments on these "eggs" are from the Creative Charms Deal of the Month!  The egg shaped treat bags are from and were super easy to do.  The gorgeous Large Yellow Sparkled Flower and Amber Pure Blossoms on this one just scream Spring!

On this bag I used the Yellow Flower Bow and Purple Gradient Gem Stickers.  Also embossed the pink cardstock with a Cuttlebug embossing folder to give it a little more texture.

This bag features the Gingham Butterflies with the purple Gradient Gem Stickers for the body and on the bag.  All ready for Easter treats and I know some special little girls who would love these for Easter! 

You can get all of items used on these projects and more on the Creative Charms website.  Just look for the Deal of the Month!  Here's what you will get for $6.99:

  • Purple Gradient Gem Stickers - 76 Pieces
  • Yellow Flared Flowers - 4 Pieces
  • Yellow Sparkled Butterflies - 1 Pieces
  • Yellow Flower Bows - 2 Pieces
  • Yellow Large Sparkled Flower - 1 Pieces
  • Pink & Yellow Flower Brads - 6 Pieces
  • White Flower Brads - 6 Pieces
  • Amber Pure Blossoms - 12 Pieces
  • Yellow Gem Butterflies - 12 Pieces
  • Bunnies with Flower Gem - 2 Pieces
  • Purple Organza Flowers - 2 Pieces
  • Purple 3D Sparkly Garden Brads - 12 Pieces
  • Pink Gingham Butterflies - 3 Pieces
  • 12" Purple Fancy Polka Dot Ribbon
  • 12" Yellow Fancy Polka Dot Ribbon

Monday, March 21, 2011

Too Many Hugs?

It's true, one can never have too many hugs so hug someone you love today!  This card features items from the Deal of the Month Kit from Creative Charms.  I used the Gradient Gem stickers on 3 of the corners of the Nestabilities die cut.  The 4th corner features the large flower from the Groovy Petal Medley included in the Deal!  The card stock base was made using Bazzill Atlantic and the DP is Bo Bunny Gift of Love collection.

Inside the adorable Changito Monkey sports a Gradient Gem Sticker in his navel!  Couldn't resist this adorable stamp set from Stampendous!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Birthday Rainbow!

This is a card I did a while back for the Crop Shop.  I love all the bright colors on this card.The solid card stock is Bazzill and the border punch used is the Martha Stewart zigzag embossing border punch.  I also embossed the blue with an embossing folder from cuttlebug to give it some texture.  Added some felt flowers and buttons purchased at the Crop Shop and some gradient gem stickers from Creative Charms.  I love all the bright colors on this card and the rainbow ric rac ribbon!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Variety of cards and Blog Treat!

The Kit of the Month for February has so many possibilities to choose from.  This first card is called a "Z Fold" card and is one of my favorite to make because to me it seems like there is a "surprise" inside. 

From the kit I used the White Flared Flowers and when you open the card it looks like the one on the bottom is floating.  It is also accented with blue Gradient Gem Stickers to dot the I's and the exclamation point!  Love how this turned out!

This second card uses the Black Vintage Velvet Poppies and I added the White Vintage Pearl Brads for the center of the flower.  The sentiment is accented with Gradient Pearl Stickers and the Black Vintage Velvet Ric Rac ribbon sets it off perfectly.  The bottom section is embossed using a cuttlebug embossing folder and then inked to bring out the embossed image.

The inside of this card is also accented with the Gradient Pearl Stickers.  I just love using the Gradient pearls and gems on my cards.

On this Birthday card I used the tiny stars from the Winter Seasonal Sparkles to accent the snowflakes.  I also used another of the White Flared Flowers included in the kit.  There is so much in these kits it is amazing.  I also used a Nestabilities die and inked it to bring out the embossed element of the die.  The oval was embossed with a cuttlebug embossing folder and the snowflake is once again from Nestabilities.  The lace border was punched using a MS punch.