Project Life with Mona

Hi Crafty Friends!

  Today we have another fabulous project life spread with Mona. Take a look!

Hello !
I’m back here with one of the last 3 pages of 2014 from my Project Life album. Who else is still in previous year with PL?  But I’m back on track again, so my new pages will show up here soon.

For this spread I used Studio Calico cards from last 2 Pl kits, some embellishments as weel, but  the most important are flairs from The Crafty Pickle, which I like so much.

This is kind of embellishment, which fits everywhere, in every PL page.
At the end of this post, you can find links for flairs I used. TFL!

Flairs I used:
– glitter symbols 
– vintage camera 
– everything is awesome 
– speech bubble 
– black&white patterned

Do you like badges / flairs? How do you like to use them?
I’m curious if anybody likes to use them on PL pages, as much as I do.

Thanks for sharing Mona! I always love your Project life pages!

Have a great Wednesday everyone!

The Crafty Pickle

Vintage Valentine Love

Hi Crafty Friends!

Designer, Cathy Martin, is up with a sweet layout featuring the new Vintage Valentine flair from TheCraftyPickle Etsy shop! Take a look!

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It’s February 3rd, which means it’s only 11 days until Valentines Day.  Now I’m not a big Valentines person, but I do love doing themed layouts and taking cute pictures of my kids!  For today I made a layout featuring flair from The Crafty Pickle!  I used some flair from the Vintage Valentines set pictured below.

For my layout I went all artistic! I used mist, water colours, and chalkboard paint to add some extra touches to my background.  I had so much fun creating this layout, it was a bit different for me to just let loose and go with the flow but I liked just putting stuff down without worry about it looking perfect!  I was also amazed with how easy and quickly this layout came together.  The flair added just a little bit of a vintage touch to a more modern layout.

Make sure you check out all the wonderful Valentines collections available at The Crafty Pickle as well as some sweet sequins to go along with all your lovey dovey projects!

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Thank you so much for sharing, Cathy. I love the black and white with bright pops of pink and of course the Vintage Valentine Flair.

Happy Crafting!
The Crafty Pickle

Valentine’s Day Mason Jars

Hi Crafty Friends!

I can hardly believe it is February already!! Designer, Stephanie, has an adorable little Valentine project to share with you all today. Check it out!!

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Hey y’all! Happy February, already!!
I am thinking about Valentine’s Day, which will be here before we know it! I wanted to do something small for the kids’ teachers, so I thought mason jars filled with candy would be perfect. Who doesn’t love chocolate?!

I bought these jars at the dollar spot at Target then pulled out a bunch of Valentine related embellishments to decorate them.

The flair buttons are from The Crafty Pickle from theWatercolor Hearts set. This set is great for Valentine’s Day & comes with six assorted 1″ buttons.
I filled the jars with a bunch of chocolate kisses, a chocolate heart & candy bar. I think their teachers will enjoy them-I know I would! Now I just need to make a few more before February 14th!!
Take care & keep crafty!
~Stephanie
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What a great idea for a teacher gift (Or anyone on your Valentine list)! Thanks for sharing Stephanie!!
Happy Crafting!
The Crafty Pickle

FriYAY!!!!!!!!!

Hi Happy Crafty Friends!!!

  It is finally Friday! We made it! I dont know about you but this week was a long one and I am ready for the weekend and some scrappy time!

 Today designer, Stephanie, has TWO projects to share with you using TCP flair. I hope you love her projects as much as I do, Take a look!

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I have two projects to share today featuring flair from The Crafty Pickle . The first one is a card that I made for my daughter who is trying out for her school gymnastics team this week! She was nervous & pretty certain that she wouldn’t make the team, so I wanted to make her a card to give her a little extra encouragement!!
I started with this sketch from Cardabilities:
    
I used my Martha Stewart punch to create the branches in the background. The “shine” flair button is from TCP & can be found here .
I love the combination of colors & textures here! Hope she enjoys the cad too (even if she doesn’t make the team!) I will always be her biggest fan, regardless!
My next project is a layout that started with sketch from Sketchabilities:
I just love a good sketch & this one really caught my eye! Sketchabilities is also teaming up with the challenge site, White With One for this sketch challenge. You are to use white & the color “placid blue”. Here is my page:
I used scrap papers from my stash (I am on a roll using them up nowadays!) and the flair here is also from The Crafty Pickle.
The “snapshots” flair is from their adorable Bright Everyday set. This set comes with 6 buttons that are prefect for any layout, card or PL spread!

The “shake your flakes” flair button comes by itself & is the perfect embellishment for all your winter projects!!  It’s too cute!

I added in other embellishments to complete my page and give it more dimension from Elle’s Studio, Pink Paislee, October Afternoon & Studio Calico.
Thanks for visiting on this Friday!
~Stephanie

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 LOVE them both Stephanie, Thanks for sharing your talent with us!
 
Don’t forget we have a giveaway going on that ends this Monday (You can read more about that HERE) and we have an instagram giveaway going on too! Follow @TheCraftyPickle for more info! That giveaway ends this Sunday.
Happy Crafting!
The Crafty Pickle

Handmade Valentine Treats with Joann.

Hi Crafty Friends!

  Classroom moms, This one is totally for you!!! Our designer Joann has such a fantastic idea for some valentine’s she has created from some personalized flair. Completely adorable!!! Check it out!!

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Hi, thanks for stopping by!

Today I am sharing some fun treats! These will be great for classmates, students, and even coworkers. I received some personalized flair with the names of my kids from TCP etsy shop and used them to personalized some treats for Valentines.

Create amazing Valentine's using custom flair from TheCraftyPickle.com
Here are the steps:
  • Start with a 3 1/2 x 4 piece of White Daisy cardstock
  • On the 3 1/2 inch side score at 1/2 and 3
  • Rotate clockwise and on the 4 inch side score at 7/8
  • After you have scored everything place your piece of cardstock where the 3 1/2 inch side is horizontal and the 4 inch side is vertical.
  • There will be two rectangles at the bottom left and right corner, take some scissors and remove those two sections.
  • I took my corner rounder and rounded the top corners and the bottom corner (the part that will fold up)

I took a background stamp and stamped the image to create my background and took the little heart from the CTMH Countdown stamp set to add in random places. I punched (2) 1 3/8 circles from someCranberry and Cotton Candy cardstock, (2) 1 1/4 circles from White Daisy cardstock and stamped an image using the CTMH Perfect Fit- Dad stamp set with some Cranberry and Cotton Candy Ink onto the White Daisy circles.

I layered them and added my beautiful personalized flair. Finishing them off by cutting some gold pieces of cardstock into banners and a cherry lollipop!
I hope you enjoyed today’s mini project. Thanks for stopping by!
*Giveaway* Leave a comment on The Crafty Pickle blog to win a Close To My Heart stamp set and goodies out of The Crafty Pickle prize bin. Winner will be chosen Monday,Feb. 2 2015! Good Luck!!! 
Supplies used
CTMH Stamp Sets – Perfect Fit- DadCountdown
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What an amazing idea, Right?!?!? Did you know you could get personalized flair like this for your child’s classroom that is reasonably priced? We can even make them into Pin back buttons, Magnets, or bookmark paperclips! Just click the “request custom order” in TCP’s Etsy shop. Thanks for sharing your amazing idea, Joann!!
Happy Crafting!!!
The Crafty Pickle

ALL the snuggles!!!

Hi Crafty Friends!

 We have Cathy up on the blog today sharing a snuggly little layout that is just adorable! Check it out!

It’s time again for another layout for The Crafty Pickle!  This time I grabbed some of the Cozy Fall flair set available in the shop and set to work.  There’s just something I love about having all my embellishments work together to paint a larger picture and I think that definitely happened here.  There is a light and airy feel to the layout and the dark flair badge helps bring out the browns in the photo.  I also grabbed a big ‘ol handful of various sequins from The Crafty Pickle.  I had some Christmas, Fall, and Winter sequins so I mixed them all together and created a huge pocket for them with gold striped vellum.  I love the peekaboo colours just hinted at behind the gold!  Hope you enjoy and have a crafty week!

Thanks Cathy!! I love all of the layering!
Hope you all have a fantastic day!
Happy Crafting!
The Crafty Pickle

Love is in the air

Happy Monday Crafty Friends!!!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Today our designer, Alicia, has a couple of great cards to share with you. Are you in the valentine spirit yet? Take a look!

Hi!

Alicia here I  been  very  busy  with  family but  I had some time to play with TCP flair!   I’m getting ready for Valentine’s Day next month, here are two cards that I made, I hope they inspire you to create your own Valentine or love themed cards using the adorable flair in The Crafty Pickle shop!  https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheCraftyPickle

Here they are! I hope you like them!

This is the inside of the card.
Before i gone be sure to visit our various Social Media sites, we have giveaways and inspiration all the time! (Links to Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube are on the right hand side bar)
Be sure to check out the Etsy shop HERE for all the flair used in today’s projects!

Alicia

Thanks so much, Alicia. I love the sweet touch that the flair added. Also that you used fall/seasonal flair to make a valentine! Great versatility! 

Happy Crafting!

The Crafty Pickle

Sweet card by Kristin

Happy Friday Crafty Friends!!!

  Today our designer, Kristin, has a sweet little card for you. She used some TCP Flair, sequins, and some CTMH product as well!! Take a look!

I had so much fun playing with my Crafty Pickle supplies to make this sweet card!!! This Heartstrings paper is just perfect for making Valentines Day cards this year and the flair with the CTMH stamps just put it over the top!!! This went together really really fast!!! So cute!!!

Here are some Close-ups:

Here is a list of the products that I used on this card:
Watercolor Heart Button Flair
Bubble Flat Sequins Mix
Heartstrings Paper Pack
CTMH Artbooking Collection
Sequins that comes in the packaging
Twine

Beautiful work, Kristin! I love all of the layering she did, don’t you?
Don’t forget to head over to Treasa’s Blog and comment for the giveaway that ends tomorrow!
Have a great weekend & happy crafting!!!
The Crafty Pickle

Cute camera accent greeting card

Hi fellow crafters!

  Today we have designer, Julie, up on the blog with this adorable card she made. Accented with some TCP camera flair. Take a look!

Hi!
Here is my Card for The Crafty Pickle Today!
 The colours are neutral and the golden stars add some joyfulness to this card.
This card is absolutely universal, you can give it as a present to the boy or to the girl)
The title says “For you ..” that’s why this card is for any holiday!
Here is the flair that I used for this card.
 There are 4 different beautiful cameras in the Set!) I love it, I think I have used it all yet.
The Camera in this card can symbolize the hobby or the profession of the person, so it can be a perfect present for the photographers!
Thank you for stopping by, I hope my card inspired you!
Have a good day!
Thanks Julie!!! Love the foil accents too!
Happy Crafting!
TheCraftyPickle.com

What’s your word for 2015?

Hi Crafty Friends, 

  Designer, Treasa, is up on the blog today sharing how she is incorporating her one little word into her project life album. Take a look!

Hi there, today I wanted to share my word that I had chosen for this new year. This year I chose the word simplify. I chose this word for numerous reasons but most of all to just make my life easier. I always like to document my word for the year in my first page in my PL album. This year I wanted to really have my word stand out and make it special, so I added some custom flair badges from The Crafty Pickle. I even designed the simplify badge and Taniesa was awesome to create it for me. And I have to say I love how it turned out.  Below are the two cards I created to spotlight my word Simplify for the year 2015. With the first card I added the Simplify flair badge and wanted that to be the focal point of the card. In the second card I added the 2015 flair badge to emphasize the year, then I added my journaling on why I chose my word.

So whats your word for the year 2015? I would love to hear how you came to choose your word and how you plan on documenting it. How would you like to win your own word flair badge along with a 2015 flair badge. All you need to do is leave me a comment on my blog HERE by Saturday Jan 25th at 10:00 pm. I will then draw a winner on Sunday Jan 26th. Also during this time, Taniesa is offering 15% off purchase of $10 or more using coupon code TCP2015 now through Sunday! Good luck and I can’t wait to hear your 2015 word.

Until  next time,
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Thank you Treasa, I love your PL cards!!
Happy Crafting!
The Crafty Pickle