December Daily – The Joy of Christmas!

Hi Crafty Friends! It’s Lisa here today from Happy Paper & Ink to share a new Project Life card that I created. I am in the beginning stages of working on my December Daily album, so that is what inspired me to create this card.

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For those of you not familiar with December Daily, Ali Edwards created it to document the days of your December. Basically, you do a page for each day spotlighting the activities of the day to include your family traditions, etc. This will be my first year to do this, and I am super excited!

For this card, I started with Pink Paislee Merry & Bright 6×6 paper pad. I cut a tag and a 3×4 project life card from the paper pad. I then used The Crafter’s Workshop Positive Stencil and texture paste to create the black cross or plus signs on the paper to add some dimension and interest in the corners. I doodled around all the edges with a black 0.8 American Crafts Black Pen and inked with black Memento Ink.IMG_6987

To finish off the top of the card, I used The Crafty Pickle’s Black & White Color Pop Flair and wrapped a ribbon around it. I added some sequins from The Crafty Pickle. Adding any of the Relish Mixes to your layout or cards gives a fun, sparkly and thin embellishment. These come in all colors, I used the Magical Mouse mix for this card.

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The title on the card is made by using American Crafts cardstock stickers and American Crafts Be Merry Red Thickers Alphabet.

I hope you enjoyed my Project Life card & are inspired to start a December Daily! Look for some more blog posts showing my December Daily in the future!

Thanks for looking & Happy Crafting!

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A Favorite Memory

Hey there crafty friends! It’s Stephanie here today to share my latest layout.

I am trying my hardest to get caught up on older photos that need to be scrapped and getting my kids’ albums organized! It’s a big undertaking but I love making scrapbook pages & revisiting old memories. This one is one of my favorites!

puddles & rainbootsMy son loved his red rain boots when he was three and in them he discovered the love of jumping in puddles! I will never forget how happy he was when we returned home from an errand & he was able to splash in the puddles!

IMG_1190This flair button is the perfect compliment to my page!! It is the “Favorite Memory” button from the  I added it on top of a chipboard circle which was placed on top of a cork circle for added dimension. I love adding thread on my page to lend some texture.

IMG_1191IMG_1192   A few more fun embellishments and another page & memory are scrapped & ready to go in the album!

Thanks for visiting! Make it a crafty day!!

TCP products used:

“A Favorite Memory” flair button

blue baker’s twine

stephanie for ThecraftyPickle.com

Product Review: Tiny Attacher by Tim Holtz

Hi again friends! Sorry there has been a gap in posting from me lately. Been busy getting the kids all healthy from the flu epidemic AND trying to rearrange rooms in my house (including my scrap room).

While I was moving some of my stuff to my new scrapping space I was inspired to do a product review here for my readers, and hopefully continue a different product review every week. Some of my favorite things, or not so favorite things. So a little bit of enabling at times and maybe saving you from making a bad purchase.

This week I am definitely recommending a Tiny Attacher for any scrapbooker, card maker, or paper crafter.

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I have used this little guy on so many projects. Most recently for my daughter’s Valentine’s for her school party. The tiny staples are just the right size for little embellishments, holds ribbon to your project perfectly, and is just super fun! They retail for about $15. If your lucky you could probably pick up one at your local craft chain store with a coupon.

Because I love it so much, I am giving one away to a lucky reader!!! Simply post a comment below with your name and city/state (or country) and on Monday Feb 25th I will post the winner at the bottom of this post 🙂 This is open to anyone in the world, not just the states.

Happy Crafting!