Sunday, December 29, 2013

Big News...

Good morning! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I hope everyone has been having a great holiday season. I know I have :) We had family pictures done that I have been dying to show, but have been sooo busy! So, before my big news I just have to show off my awesome family :) My friend Joanna over at Every Season Photography took them for us and I am so in LOVE!!! Hope you enjoy a little peek into my family.

ok now onto other important information...I sure hope you are ready now :)

I am so excited to share my BIG NEWS this morning with you all! As most of you know Fusion Challenge Blog is back and I am going to be the...

 new challenge manager!!!

I am so thrilled to be teaming up with Lesley and managing the Fusion Blog so it can continue on AND I cannot wait for you to meet the new design team. They are such a talented group of ladies so make sure you stay tuned for the big reveal on Tuesday 12/31 when everyone is announced. Plus we will go over a few, BUT VERY exciting changes coming to Fusion as we kick off the new year and new team.

I hope you will join us on January 2nd, 2014 as we launch the new challenge that I know you all are just going to love!!

 AND if you haven't played along with our special Month long December challenge there is still time. just go HERE to join in the fun using the inspiration below.

 Thanks for poppin in! Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Challenge Time with Snowflakes and Knit!


I decided to play along with a couple challenges this week. I haven't had any time at all with Christmas quickly approaching and I feel like I am STILL getting caught up from being gone to be even able to think about making some Christmas cards but I had a little time, so I got down to it!

I played along with Curtain Calls "Sweet Snowflakes" and boy are the sweet. I just love cookies and I love snow so how could I say no :)
 I also paired it up with CASology's Que Word "knit". I liked the word and it just sounds soft and cozy. I didn't have anything in the way of stamps or stickers for this one, BUT, I did have really pretty piece of scrap crochet type of ribbon that I think goes perfect for knit.

I wasn't sure which picture I like better. I am trying my hand at adding more than one card to my pictures. I just love how these two cards turned out. I originally was only going to make one card but decided to cut the white cardstock with the snowflakes in half. I used a My Minds Eye Christmas stamp set to stamp the snowflakes in various colors. I then used my glue pad and re-stamped over all of them and added some of the Elizabeth Crafts Micro Fine glitter to all of the stamped images. I also added some of the glitter to my little snowflake wood piece to give an extra little sparkle. I finished off with some of my crochet ribbon and a pinky colored ribbon and then added  a Sweet Stamp Shop sentiment to the bottom.

I also made this fun little deer and snowflake card for fun. :)

Here are the Sweet Stamp Shop sets I used for the sentiments.
Monogram It
Speedy Greetings

Thanks for stopping!

Happy Crafting,

Monday, December 16, 2013


Hi Everyone,

Hope your weekend went well. We finally got our tree set up and decorated. Still need to add some garland to finish it off, but it is looking so beautiful!! My husbands grandparents were downsizing this year so they gave us their old tree...and boy is it so much bigger than our last :) I just love it. It is finally looking like christmas in our house. Will post some pics later!

I just wanted to remind you guys that if you are wanting to apply for the fusion design team today is the last day to get your application in.  You can go HERE. I am just loving the inspiration for this challenge right now. 

Here is a card I made based off this. I FINALLY used my October Afternoon Christmas embellishments from a few years ago...I just LOVED the collection so much I was having a hard time parting with it! HAHA anyone else ever have that problem??

Here is my card:
I used the red and white as my inspiration for the card.  I used my O.A. snowflake rub ons for the background and a cute little chipboard sentiment from O.A. as well and finished off with some ribbons and pearl pins. Fun Huh??

Wanna apply for the design Team?? GO HERE
Wanna play along? Go HERE

I have really enjoyed playing along and my time as a guest designer with fusion.

Thanks so much for stopping in!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Fusion Design Team Call and I am Guest Designing

Ok so I am a little late to the party, well alotta late to the party. I had to leave town for a family emergency and with only a couple days to get everything prepped and ready, I put (or at least I thought) all my ducks in a row and had everything all scheduled...and then...NOTHING...yep nothing happened and my post disappeared...ugggghhhh blogger. SO sorry guys. But like they say better late than never, right???

I am so excited to be sharing this post today b/c Fusion Card Challenge is COMING BACK...THAT'S RIGHT....THEY ARE COMING BACK and to share the news and help inspire, I was asked to guest design for this special Month long challenge. That's right. One month to play along and I think you are going to LOVE love love the the inspiration.

And if that wasn't exciting enough...They are doing a design team call. Fusion is looking for 5 new designers to add to the team. Think you may be interested. Just go HERE for all the details and how to apply. Hurry tho, the call ends on Dec. 17th.

 Here is the challenge:

Oh how I love christmas, and isn't that picture stunning?!?!

Here is what I did. I just loved the presents under the tree and the badge from the sketch so I combined the two to create my  fun little gift bags.
I found these fun red paper bags and simply "Personalized" them. I added some washi tape around the top of the bag in two different widths and then added a glitter letter initial and the leopard print flower.  I was teaching a christmas class and gave these to all of my students. It is so simple and SUPER easy to really spice up those plain boring bags and make them pop without spending a ton of money. Don't you think?!?! 

Don't feel like "trying out" for the design team you can play along HERE

Thanks for stopping by, checking out my project, and saying HI. 

Happy Crafting,