Clearly Creative Hop with The Little Blue House

Friday, April 17, 2015

Ready for some crafty fun? It's time for this month's blog hop with The Little Blue House.

This time around it's all about being "clearly creative". The media team is showcasing how we used Clear Cuts from Bella Blvd

I decided to make some fun party favor boxes. I used Amy Tangerine paper and embellishments on my boxes. 

I also have a mini tutorial on how I used Clear Cuts.

Step 1: Grab your paper and cut a box using a die. I used a Lifestyle Crafts treat box die.

Step 2: Measure and cut a piece of Clear Cuts that match the dimension of your box. Place that piece on the front of your box using adhesive. 
(Tip: I used a small dab of vellum adhesive so that it wouldn't show through the clear design.)

Step 3: Place a lollipop stick through the front opening of your box. You can also make an opening yourself with a whole punch.

Step 4: Add a gem to the lollipop stick. A mini clothespin can be used to close your box.

Here are other ways to design your mini boxes. Be creative and dress them up any way that you'd like!

I hope you enjoyed my fun project today! 

Now it's time for prizes. Here's what's up for grabs! Be sure to comment on all of the blogs in the hop to be eligible to win!

The Clearly Creative prize pack includes: - 6 clear 12x12 sheets, 1 pack of wood stickers, 1 pack of alpha block stickers, and 1 pack of enamel shapes from the We-R-Memory-Keepers Clearly Bold collection. 

It's time to get hopping! Here are the participating blogs:

Miss Tracy- 
Angi -
Vicki -


Happy Hopping!

Craft Time - Celebrations Party Set!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Do you have a reason to celebrate today? I sure do after using these fun products from Richard Garay's Celebrations collection.

The paper, dies, and embellishments are so fun for party time. Let me show you how!

I can never find the exact party element when I search my local stores.  I prefer to make my own.

How do you like this party box and paper pocket? I made them myself using the Celebrations paper.

The pierced star and "Fun" sentiment were made with Celebrations dies. It was so easy to make these using my die cutter. 

I used a hole punch on the top of my box and placed a lollipop stick inside. I wrapped the lollipop stick with a fringe element. This element was made with a Celebrations die.

The "It's your day - Celebrate" sentiment was stamped onto cardstock using Celebrations stamps and ink. 

Be sure to check out the Celebrations collection before your next party! Your guest will cheer when they see all the cuteness!

Celebration Prints paper
Dies - Pierced Stars, Fun Sentiments, Fringe
Stamp - Your Day
Ink - Lovely Lavender

Crafting with The Container Store

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Do you have a favorite store? I have quite a few! One of my all-time faves is The Container Store.

I was in there recently and noticed that they have a bunch of new products in the gift wrap and office supply sections. I picked up a couple of these products to use in a fun craft project.

Here's what I came up with...

Gift bags are my thing! I dressed up the muslin bag that I found in the store with my paper craft supplies. 

I used this fun Heidi Swapp paper and dies from We-R-Memory-Keepers too! 

And check out those sunglasses! I found these fun paper clips in the store as well. They easily attach to the bags with ease.

Here are all the supplies. They look so cute when you put them all together!

The Container store is not just for storage and organization! There are a lot of other fun products too! 

DIY Bridal Shower Favors

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Since this announcement, I've gotten to have loads of creative play with some really fun products. 

As I unpacked each box I found myself immediately placing the cutest stamp and dies right on my craft table. Here's what I made with them...

Wedding season is fast approaching and brides are always looking for fun ways to celebrate. With this in mind, I created a bridal shower gift set. 

They are the perfect pair for any beautiful bride. This set can also be used as gifts for bridesmaids.

I used products from from Richard Garay's "Celebrations" line of products. You can find them at Spellbinders

I really love the Many Words stamp set that I used on the box. It has a variety of sentiments for any kind of celebration. The Celebrations printed paper is also colorful and bright to use when crafting. The ink and dies are so fun to play with too!

Stay tuned! I will have more projects featuring these fun products each week!

And here's a look at the Celebrations booth during CHA! Don't you just want to sit in there and have a fun party? I sure do!

Project Life Pocket Pages XOXO

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

I know that it's already April, but it's never too late to work on this year's Project Life pages. I'm playing catch-up and documenting my fun-filled February happenings.

Here's what I came up with....

It's all about love in February! Do you see me up there in the photo modeling my new beanie hat? It was so fun and festive to wear.

I also got a fun shot of Rachel looking over the lake. It was so chilly that day too. She was all bundled up in her coat and scarf. 
I used a fun app to add a Bokeh effect to the photo.

I used my handy dandy shaped punched to add a butterfly to one of the cards. We were wishing for springtime temps for sure that day.
That canvas heart is one of my faves too! 

I love, love, love Heidi Swapp products. I used her Project Life Gold Foil Value Kit to make this page! I love all of the touches of gold and pink in this collection. I also added a couple of SRM Sticker pieces on this page too! 

Have you gotten into making Project Life pages yet? I'm hooked!

Decorating Your Monthly Planner

Monday, March 30, 2015

The planner craze is alive and well! I must admit that I am just now trying this out for the first time. Keep reading to hear my take on all of this....

 I must admit that I had a great time doing this! Since I am a paper crafter this fit along well with my creative brain.

I started out small and began with the month of April. There are so many fun products out there to use, but I chose some that I had on hand to show you how easy the process is.

Here's what I used:

1. Decorative stickers - SRM Stickers are a great option for your planner decor. They come in all sizes and are clear stickers. Some have colorful graphics that you can easily color coordinate with other elements. They also have a variety of options that fit in well with appointments, holidays, and special occasions.

2. Embellishments - Crafters have loads of these on hand already. Enamel dots, gems, wooden clothespins, and decorative paper clips are a great addition to your planner pages. (The paper clip and enamel dots are from Fun Stampers Journey).

3. Stamps - Look closely at April 12th. I stamped the word "enjoy" on that day. There are so many "word & sentiment" stamps out there that you can easily use on your planner.

4. Washi Tape - I also used a bit of this to add some color and fun to my planner. They sell these colorful rolls everywhere and at great prices too! I used some fun FSJ washi tape on this one!

Be sure to check out the SRM Stickers store. Be sure to tell Susan that Angi sent you! :)

VW Bus Party Idea

Friday, March 27, 2015

I have a geeky love for the VW bus. It's such a cute vehicle. I really would love to own one of my own!

While I'm waiting for that dream to come true let's enjoy my newly created party favor. This one would be so fun to help you have your own VW Bus party.

This VW bus stamp was the perfect choice for this project. You find the "Let's Go" stamp at Fun Stampers Journey.

I layered the stamped image on other pieces and a colorful doily. I also used a paper straw. 

Most of these crafty goodies are from Richard Garay's line of products called Celebrations. The decor on the box was made with the Fringed Garland die and the sentiment was made using the "Many Words" stamp set. You can find all of these products at Spellbinders or

And here's a fun picture of a VW bus. Isn't it the cutest? I can just imagine myself driving it to the beach or taking it on a road trip. Fun times!