Watercolor and Word Die from Clearly Besotted Stamps

What a bright and Cheerful way to say Hello!

I absolutely love these word Dies from Clearly Besotted!!

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Create your own Stationary Set

The template for this Pocket folder came from
The Seam Binding is from 3 Girl JAM
Spellbinders Dies

The stamps are from CAS-ual Fridays
Xyron Adhesive
Imagine Crafts Ink
Basic Grey Paper
*Other paper from stash

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Fusion Card Challenge - Sparkly Christmas

Here is another FABULOUS Christmas Challenge! Fusion has given you the option of using the Card Sketch, or the Inspiration photo, or both in your project! 

I decided to try both!

Hope you will come play along with the Fusion Challenge

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Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Today I've decided to play along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

The challenge was anything goes, but to use Lawn Fawn if you can! I absolutely love this Lawn Fawn Die and stamp set!

Come on over and join the challenge!
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Mojo Monday Challenge - 373

Good morning all!! It has been such a long time since I've posted!! I've decided to jump right back in doing a few challenges! This sketch challenge is from Mojo Monday!

I used CAS-ual Fridays stamps and Close to my heart ink. Instead of using paper to create the diagonal I used a vine stamp.

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ShowCASe your style - Challenge

Today I've decided to join the ShowCASe your Style Challenge. If you haven't heard of it, it is a relatively new challenge But I just loved the Inspiration Photo and the Design Teams projects were amazing!

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CAS-ual Fridays Clean and Simple

CAS-ual Trees Fri-dies                          CAS-ual Comfort

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Gold Glitter Shaker Card - Scrappin Madge's Birthday Blog Hop!

Hello guys and Happy Wednesday! It has been SUCH a long time since I've last posted to my blog but I can't think of a better reason than to celebrate Scrappin Madge's Birthday with her! 

If you are just stopping in, make sure to stop first at Madges Blog to play along and win some fun Blog Candy! 

If you've hopped along all the way you are at the last stop! YOU MADE IT! You should have come from Tammy Smith's Blog

Today I made my first Shaker Card! I've been loving Shaker Cards for a while now but they always looked so difficult to make, so I never attempted one until now! They are actually far easier than I had thought! Isn't it funny how that usually works out that way?!

And lastly of course Madge has some amazing Blog Candy for one lucky winner!! Check out the FujiFilm Instax Mini 8! To be entered to win make sure to follow each Designer's Blogs and leave a comment on each stop along the way! 

Thanks so much for stopping in today! I hope that you like my shaker card!

Make sure you stop in to Scrappin Madges Facebook Page and leave her a Happy Birthday Note!!

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Summer Fun Blog Hop with Craftwell and Xyron June 16 - 20

Hey all! Happy Monday and welcome to the Xyron/Craftwell Blog Hop! This hop is a week long and to win the Craftwell Prize you need to comment on each blog and follow Xyron and Craftwells Blog.  If you are already followers just comment (on the Craftwell Blog) that you are! 

The comments will close at 12 midnight EST on Friday, June 20th.

Must be in the US or Canada to be eligible to win. The winner will be announced on Monday, June 23rd on the Craftwell blog. 

Who doesn't love Gold!!! 

For my project today I created an accordion photo album and case. I just love these for gifts, and to present them a little more decoratively I create a box to fit them. 

First cut your 12x12 paper to 4x12 and score the 3 strips at 4" and 8" and fold as shown below

Lay one on top of another ensuring that the accordions will open correctly and adhere with Xyron Permanent adhesive

I created a few embellishments with the Craftwell eBosser and the Xyron CreateASticker.

My Son loves BOTH of these machines! He is always using them and they are both so easy to use that I don't mind so much! 

After running the circle die through the stickermaker, I embossed it with a Bird Embossing folder in the Craftwell eBosser and inked it heavily with Gold Pigment

Just lay the sticker in the Embossing folder with the backing still attached and run it through your eBosser

One great thing about the sticker maker is that your elements do not have to be flat! I pulled this heavily embossed paper through with ribbon on it easily!

This was a Tim Holtz Embossing Folder and also heavily inked with gold.

And here is the Case

Pull out the drawer and you have your Photo Album! 

Here are the various pages decorated with some open pages for the recipient to add their photos! 

On the above bird embellishment I used the reverse side of the embossing folder so the emboss went in and I was inking the negative image

Don't you just love gold right now!?

Thank you so much for stopping in today! Here is the Hop Line-up in case you missed anyone! The prize winner will be receiving some FABULOUS embossing folders from Craftwell, so don't miss out on your chance to win!!! 

Yvonne Blair Blog:

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96 Creative Mason Jar Uses and Ideas

I am simply in love with the Mason Jar trend! The more I search, the more I love it. The possibilities just seem endless from Decor, Food, Organization, Gifting and Thrifting and Upcycling there is something here for EVERYONE!

And here they are! 


Upcycled Candy Jars







Finishes and Effects


Stamps from Unity Stamp Co

Every year on New Years we do a Time Capsule for Mason. We read the previous Years Questions and ask him new questions. This year I will be using a Mason Jar for his time capsule!!

What do you think??! Are you ready to get your Mason on?!


Follow Jessica's board Mason Jars on Pinterest.

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