December 16, 2011

Eyelet Outlet Christmas Sock Monkey Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the next stop on the Eyelet Outlet Christmas Sock Monkey Blog Hop!

If you are following along with the lineup, you should have arrived here from Pearl's blog.  If you just happened to stop by here first, you may want to head over to the Eyelet Outlet blog and do the hop in order so that you don't miss out on any of the fun and inspiration.

Here is the lineup:

We know there are a ton of sock monkey fans out there... are these Christmas brads fun, or what?!

I wanted this festive little guy to be in the spotlight on my card, so I kept my design quite clean and simple.

Isn't he just the cutest jolly little fellow?

Products used:
cardstock (Bazzill)
patterned paper, cardstock sticker (Echo Park)
embossing folder (Provo Craft)
jute twine, fabric paint (misc.)

Thanks so much for hopping by!
Please remember to leave a comment on each of the participating blogs.
Your next stop is Janice Kohles.

December 14, 2011

Altered Chocolate Bar Wrappers

I have more chocolatey holiday gifts to share today :)

I was inspired by some beautiful candy bar wrappers made by Jolaine Frias to create these for our children's library and toddler time ladies.  The metallic paper and textured cardstock (except for the Bazzill white) is Momenta.

The metallic (black and silver) paper is a bit difficult to photograph, but in person they are shiny and festive... perfect for the holidays.

These wrappers easily slide right off the chocolate bars just like the original wrappers do, although I think these are a bit prettier :)

December 13, 2011

Chocolate-Filled Holiday Gable Boxes

I love making these little gable boxes to give as gifts.  Allison will be giving these to some very special ladies in her life.  To me, something as simple as a handful of yummy chocolates is so much prettier when presented in handmade packaging.

The centers of the accordion flowers are Peppermint Candy brads from Eyelet Outlet.  I thought they were the perfect finish since the boxes contain Dove chocolates and Hershey's creme de mènthe meltaways.

All of the patterned paper that I used is from the Winter Wonderland collection from My Little Shoebox.

Unfortunately, not all of the chocolates would fit into the boxes, so there were some left over that had to be promptly eaten by me.

Come back tomorrow to see more chocolatey holiday gifts :)

December 12, 2011

Eyelet Outlet Christmas Cards

If you are like me and haven't gotten all of your Christmas cards finished yet, here are a couple quick and simple ideas using holiday Eyelet Outlet brads.

I love this super cute Gingerbread Boy brad!

Did you know that Eyelet Outlet also carries ribbon?

The Eyelet Outlet blog is featuring holiday projects all month long...
hope you'll take a peek!

December 10, 2011

Holiday Gift Bags

I've been having fun creating my own gift wrap for Christmas this year.  I recently made these holiday gift bags using Momenta textured cardstock, metal paper, and alpha stickers on some plain kraft bags that I picked up from the dollar store.  These are quite simple to make yet I think they take the presentation of the gift to a whole new level.

I'll be able to share more gift wrap projects next week using Momenta, My Little Shoebox, and Eyelet Outlet products so I hope you'll check back :)

December 8, 2011

December MLS Sneaks

Just a quick post today to share some sneak peeks at what I've created with the My Little Shoebox Playtime collection.  These projects will be revealed on the My Little Shoebox blog later this month :)

December 7, 2011

My Creative Scrapbook December Creative Kit

Hi everyone!  I hope you're having a great week... it has been soooo cold here in Wyoming... below zero!  Come on, that is just brutal!  Great reason to stay inside and scrap, right?

As I mentioned yesterday, I was so lucky to have been invited to guest design with My Creative Scrapbook this month.  Today I'd like to share what I put together with the Creative Kit.  This adorable kit was filled to the brim with Echo Park, My Mind's Eye, Pebbles, and Zva!


 My Creative Scrapbook December Creative Kit

I would love for you to see all of the amazing inspiration the design team and other guest designers have for you in the MCS design team gallery.  The gallery is filled to the brim with layouts, cards, and altered projects using the Main, Creative, Limited Edition, and Album Kits!

I also want to encourage you to enter the current sketch challenge on the My Creative Sketches blog.  There's still plenty of time to load your take on the sketch for a chance at this delicious prize...

Delicious, indeed!

Thanks for stopping by :)

December 6, 2011

My Creative Scrapbook December Main Kit

I am sooooo excited to have been invited to guest design this month for My Creative Scrapbook.  I've said it before and I'll proudly say it again... this kit club is top notch!!!  The December kits and design team gallery have been revealed, and wow is there a huge amount of eye candy to drool over!

I had the honor of designing with the Main Kit and the Creative Kit.  Today I'd like to share my work using the Main Kit, which was totally packed, and I mean packed, with Echo Park, Authentique, Bo Bunny, Petaloo, and Zva!  I made 4 layouts and 2 cards, and still have lots of product left over.

My Creative Scrapbook December Main Kit

Thank you for stopping by!  Tomorrow I'll share my Creative Kit projects :)

December 3, 2011

"Like" Momenta for a Chance to Win

Happy Saturday!

Are you a fan of Momenta on Facebook yet?

For a chance to win some fun Momenta goodies, "like" their Facebook page and tell them I sent you.  Winners will be drawn when they reach 2000 fans.

December 2, 2011

My Creative Scrapbook Sneak Peeks

Hi and happy Friday!

I am SUPER EXCITED to shout that I have been given the amazing opportunity of guest designing for My Creative Scrapbook this month!

If you are unfamiliar with MCS, it is a top-notch kit club whose owner, Pam, has an incredible talent for putting together the absolutely most gorgeous jam-packed kits each and every month.  Her team of designers is amazingly talented and provides an enormous amount of high quality inspiration with each of Pam's four monthly kits.

The inspiration that I have gotten from MCS for over three years now has played such a large part in my creative growth.  I feel so honored to join the team as a guest this month!  Yes, I am a wee bit on the emotional side but I am just so thrilled about this :)

Okay so yesterday the designers' and guest designers' sneak peeks of their December kit work was posted on the blog and message board, so I want to share a few of mine here with you :)

Main Kit sneak peeks:

Creative Kit sneak peeks:

There are lots more sneak peeks from the design team on the MCS message board, here, so get ready for some wonderful eye candy and head on over.

All four kits and the team's inspiration using them will be revealed on the 5th... not much longer now!