Friday, July 15, 2016

Birthday Cake Gusset Bag

Hello ScrappinCookie Fans,
Today I have fun and quick treat bag to share with you. I made this specifically for the Jaded Blossom July Customer Appreciation Challenge - check out the Jaded Blossom Blog for more details -  and then added a few more as I went along.
For the last two weeks Jaded Blossom has had their Customer Appreciation Sale and not having made a BIG crafty purchase in two years, I went for it. For this project I used the Jaded Blossom Supersized Birthday Greetings. I stamped the sentiment onto a hand-cut flag strip and added it to my topper made with the SVG Cutting Files Ornate Card Base - 3.
I filled a Gusset Bag - also from Jaded Blossom - with some Hershey Kisses. I used the Jaded Blossom Birthday Candies 2 for the bottom of the chocolates. Images were colored in using my PrismaColor Pencils - I can't color with Copics or any other kind of marker.
To finish off the treat bag, I used the Birthday Cake from the SVG Cutting Files Kawaii Birthday Lollipop Covers - the image was downsized a bit. I stamped it with the PK - 1371 Kawaii Faces from Peachy Keen. I felt like it need a bit of sparkle, so I reached for my Wink of Stella Glitter Pen and started added shimmer to the flame and frosting edges, without noticing that I grabbed the wrong pen! I used the Wink of Stella White instead of Wink of Stella Clear and it left this white border line to where I added it. It covered up all the edge inking and details I had added. So Mad.
Before I started working on this project, I learned about ColourQ Challenge #350 and when I saw the color palette I immediately thought about the Echo Park Paper Birthday Wishes Girl Collection. Perfect for my Birthday Cake Gusset Bag. Although I didn't use SU! Colors, I tried to stay very close.
I hope you have enjoyed this project. I would love to hear your thoughts! Thank You for stopping by!
I will be entering this project in the following Challenges:
* Jaded Blossom "July Customer Appreciation Challenge" - Ends 7-17-16
* ColourQ Challenge #350 - Ends 7-18-16
Thursday, July 14, 2016

Thank You!

Hi Everyone!

I wanted to give a quick THANK YOU to all of you for your very kind and sweet comments! I enjoyed reading them and made my day. Thank You!

Be sure to check back in tomorrow, I will be posting a project I made for special challenge.
Monday, July 11, 2016

Its been TWO Years...

Hello ScrappinCookie Fans & Followers,

Its been a little bit more than TWO years since my last post. Things got a bit hectic for me and I needed to take a break. At one point I was on 3 to 4 Design Teams - although I know a few designers who do the same, it was just too much for me at the time. I wasn't meeting deadlines or posting projects, my work quality wasn't as before, I was letting my fellow Design Team Members and Followers down, and what was more important I was neglecting my family. I knew I had to do something about it and thought that a short break would be the answer, but little did I know that it would be TWO YEARS before I could sit down to write up a blog post again.

A few things have happened during these two years. I went from being a CITY GAL straight to the COUNTRY - with chickens and all!! Its been a life change - not drastic, as we have some of the amenities we were used to within a 20 minute drive, but still a life change. We are surrounded by several farms and open space. Schools have a better rating and classrooms are so much smaller - the kids went from having 30+ classmates to 15 classmates! We are so happy here!

Not only did I become a proud owner of a country home, but I also became a PROUD MOM to a new bundle of joy! In June 2015, I gave birth to my 3rd child - a precious little boy. That's right, I'm now a proud mom to THREE BOYS! They are now 12 yrs old, 9 yrs old, 13 months and growing ever so fast!

Life is starting to settle back down a bit - although with THREE BOYS there is always an adventure around the corner and with a country home there is always something to do - I felt it was time for me to slowly start making my way back into paper crafting - some of you might have already seen some of my work on Facebook. It has always been a passion of mine and I have so much fun doing it. And now that I have a space ALL TO MY OWN, its all that more fun! During these two years, I have not been completely gone. I've done some lurking around and tried to stay up-to-date with trends. I've also worked on a few projects for the kids' teachers and a few random things.

Before this turns into a HUGE novel, I'd like to end it with a BIG THANK YOU to all my fans & followers for continuing to follow my work and blog. At least I hope there are a few of you out there, but if I'm talking to myself - I understand. I'd love to do a giveaway, but at this time I don't have anything to offer - sorry. I do have some fun things planned for the blog in the upcoming days. I can't promise I will have a project to share with you everyday, but I will have some spread throughout the month. So be sure to sign-up for the email newsletter to be updated of when I do.