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Page Maps WINNER

CONGRATULATIONS Julie VennJanuary 22, 2014 at 9:56 PM I love to make birthday cards and cards just to say I care for friends who need cheering up You are the WINNER of this blog's Page Maps U Cards Class!
***Julie, you have until February 15th to claim your prize**
Thanks to all who left a comment...I hope that you all enjoy the class :)

Authentique Paper + Leaky Shed

This was my first experience working with Leaky ShedStudio products
...what a delight... I cannot wait to try out more of their fabulous goods! 
For my assignment today I chose the Love Squared Album and paired it up with the
Smitten Collection by Authentique.
Plenty more inspiration is up on the Authentique Paper Blog

The cover of the album is cut into the LOVE motif shown. I simply traced it onto
two different patterned papers (one for the front and one for the back) and then cut out.
 I used a craft knife to carve out the inner-parts.  For a more finished look, I added a detail
 of baker's twine around the edge of the letters.  To do so, I like to use a fine-point
glue pen and then press the twine into place.
Not wanting to take away from what the album actually spelled out, I decided to focus the
 embellishments around the letter "O".  I backed the opening with a tracing of the shape
 and then added the cupid chipboard cut-out over it.  I glittered the c…

Heart Ribbon Wreath

Yesterday I shared a very fun and pretty easy way to make a  Heart Shaped Ribbon Wreath  with MAY ARTS RIBBON And it's just in time for Valentine's Day!
All you will need are a couple of wire hangers, chenille stems and lots of pretty ribbon! You can see the step-out photos of how I put it together on the  MAY ARTS RIBBON BLOG Let me know if you have any questions!

Banner of Love

Hiya, y'all!   Today I have a banner of love, sweet love up at  DOODLEBUG DESIGN

Along with the "Sweetheart" Collection, I also used dies by Top Dog Dies and ribbon and  pom pom trim by May Arts Ribbon!  Lots of fun loaded onto this cute keepsake.   Come on by the Doodlebug Blog today and check it out!
Ta-ta for now, friends!

Bella Blvd Pinterest Inspired

It's Pinterest Inspired Thursday at  BELLA BLVD
Isn't this a fun inspiration piece? I'm really in love with anything felt these days...throwing in some scallops makes it even more fun!  And of course, the colors and amongst my favs. Here are the two cards that I made using the photos for the inspiration:
I followed the haphazard flow of the pillows in designing this card.  I started with a very basic background by using two of the grid patterns from the  Freestyle Sophisticates line. Next, I hand-cut three of the blooms from the Family Forever paper.  I wanted the flowers to have the appearance that they were just laying on the paper,  so I only added a dab of glue to the backs of each before attaching. I added their  leaves to the side, choosing to highlight one of them by attaching with a foam adhesive.  I scattered the Crochet Hearts by following the pattern of the flowers,  added buttons and then finished with a sentiment sticker.

Supplies: Molly: Tr…

Going Glam With Pink Pailsee

So, I've had my personal cutting machine for a couple of  years now. It terrified and frustrated me in the beginning. But after seeing all of cute creations and cutting files,  I just had to give it a go again...I'm very glad that I did!
For my Go Glam project today at  PINK PAISLEE I've used a couple of their cutting files, along with the Hey Kid Collection. In 'going glam', I found an easy way to add glitter to the die-cuts:

Come on over to the Pink Paislee Blogand see how I put them together :)
And don't forget to check out yesterday's post below if you're interested in winning a FREE spot to PageMap U's first online card class! **Good Luck**

Win a FREE Class!

Save the date -- February 1, 2014 -- to register for PageMaps U's first online card class!  In this class, you will be creating 32 fresh, trend-setting cards created by some of your  favorite cardmakers in the industry.  Just like the PMU layout class, this one will be filled with techniques,  exclusive card sketches, slide shows, cutting files and so much more.  I really enjoyed creating several cards for this class!
Wouldn't you love to win a free spot into the class?  For your chance to win, comment here your favorite type of card to make and send. **I'll draw a random winner on January 30th** Good luck!

Homespun Fun

Happy Saturday to you! Today I have two projects from the Homespun Collection by
This is one of my very favorites of the new releases...
It reminds me so much of the handmade quilts and dolls that my grandmother used
 to make using calico prints, ginghams and plaids. And the colors are
so vibrant and's hard not to smile as you thumb through
 the papers and sweet embellishments!

First up is a mason jar mini album that I put together. You can find the steel rule die on-line OR
 you can order the chipboard pre-cut, along with a template for tracing onto your patterned paper.

The new embellishment packs called Bits & Pieces come in handy for projects such as this.
 I like to add a square of foam adhesive to the back and then pop into a corner of a photo mat
...that's all you need!

I either cut out a 3X4 swatch from one of the 12X12 papers or used one of the SN@P Cards
 as the mat or journaling area for each page. In keeping with the hom…

Molly, Molly

If you have a tween girl in your life, then the new  MOLLY COLLECTION from Bella Blvd is a must-have for your stash!

Below is a passel of cards made for the CHA booth...
the hand-drawn wolves are my favorite part of the collection :)
I created a fun vertical pattern for the background of this card by
 combining different papers and a border strip from the Treasures & Text sheet.
A sweet cluster of embellishments and hand-sewn buttons completed the design.

Candid Cards are perfect for card-makers...your tween girl
will love making her own cards for a friend's birthday!
One of the best things about Bella Blvd is being able to combine any of
their collections with Sophisticates stickers, Designer Tapes, Feathers, Crochet Hearts, etc.

Another of my favorite additions from the previous CHA show, are the
Paper Pieces happy to see that they were carried over into the new lines too!

Molly, along with the other new Bella goods, will begin shipping next month!