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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Our Christmas cards this year

Good Morning Dreamerz,

So who is ready for Christmas? Not me that is for sure.  I am still trying to get our Christmas cards out in the mail to family and friends.  This year I wanted to create a bright and cheerful card that would work for everyone on our list.  I hope you enjoy the pictures..






Card Recipe:
DCWV Silver Linings Stack for the upper portion of background
Distress Ink in various colors
Embossing powder in various colors
Border die from Jaded Blossom used to split paper

I have been prodded by my crafty BFF Heather Ferguson from suprfoxdesigns.com to enter my Christmas cards into the 
Happy National Christmas Card Day over at the Simon Says Stamp blog.



Have a great day Dreamerz, and in case I do not make it back in time to wish you all a wonderful Christmas, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.. 






Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Hunting Unicorns and all I got was Unicorn Poop ~ WCLBH 2016 ~ project #3

Hello Dreamerz

I am bringing you my 3rd entry for the 

Well as the title of the post says 
"Hunting Unicorns and all I got was Unicorn Poop"
I like to have extra fun little gifts to hand out around the holidays to people who come over and I did not expect them, Leonard our USPS carrier, the little girl next door who thinks I really do have a pet Unicorn, and pretty much everyone else I may have forgotten in my mad rush to get everything done.

I like those little bottles of Starbucks Dark Peppermint Mocha that you can only find around the holidays, and instead of tossing the bottles this year I decided to upcycle them into gifts.






Recipe:
Drink copious amounts of Starbucks Dark Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino!
Peel labels and use acetone on cotton ball to remove any sticky residue, wash then sterilize bottles and caps to make sure they are super clean.
Fill empty bottles with your favorite Unicorn poop (I used skittles)
I used my Cricut Explore Air to add my own text using the write feature so it looks nice and hand printed, then I attached it to a tag and created a 2nd layer to use behind to add a fun whimsical touch.
I added trendy tape around the edges of the top tag and used Sparkle and Sprinkle Cloud Nine microfine glitter to give the tag some sparkle.
Next I took the Unicorn from Sweet Stamp Shop's Just Icons set (Sorry Dreamers this set is retired) and stamped the Unicorn with versafine black ink. I then used some basic copics to color the unicorn in and then used coordinating wink of stella brush glitter pens to give the unicorn shimmer.
for the back layer of the tag I randomly colored in the heart paper with copics
Added rhinestones for some extra bling and finished the tag off with elastic silver cording tied around the cap.  A strip of silver washi tape was applied around the bottle so it does not look so plain.


Thank you for dropping by and having a look.


Monday, December 12, 2016

Christmas Card with a surprise ~ WCLBH 2016 ~ project #2

Hello Dreamerz

I am bringing you my 2nd entry for the 



Did you see the surprise? 

Card Recipe:
Stamp and Die set from Hero Arts
Embossing powder in Silver and Tourmaline from Recollections
Red Stickles for Holly Berries
Kat Scrappiness Stitched Rectangle Dies used for all layers below the coffee cup
Starbucks Gift Card I used an Enamel brad and trendy twine

Thank you for dropping by and having a look.


Colorful Christmas ~ WCLBH ~ project #1

Hello Dreamerz

I am bringing you a fun and whimsical Christmas card that I am also entering into the 




Card Recipe:
Coffee Cup dies from Jaded Blossom
Sentiment from Simon Says Color Me Trees stamp set
Jaded Blossom Border Dies 2 to create background
Enamel Dots from Eyelet Outlet
Hampton Art pigment ink in Silver for sentiment

Thank you for dropping by and having a look.



Friday, December 9, 2016

Koa-La-La-La-Laaaaaaa!!!


Good Morning Dreamerz, I know it has been about a lifetime since I have actively posted on the blog.  Personal reasons of which I will not go into but know that I am fine, healthy and happy.. 

This morning I want to share with you my coloring of one of the cutest digi stamps to come across my desk in a long time.  I knew when I saw this in it's uncolored form that it would be one of those digital images I would just fall in love with and pour a whole lot of my love into when creating.  So much so I actually printed it off twice and every color and aspect I did on one of the printed digi's as a test to make sure I was going to like it.  The color seemed to just flow so easily, every stroke and color I chose I was just super super happy with.  I actually had no intention of entering this project into any challenge but was encouraged to do so by so many.  

The image is called Winter Kiddles by Sasayaki Glitter Stamps and you can purchase it here CLICK ME TO PURCHASE while you are over at the shop take a look around and I dare you to not find another digi to add to your collection.  



Card Recipe:
Winter Kiddles digital stamp printed on Canson Watercolor
Distress ink in Peacock Feathers and Wilted Violet blended around edges then I used my fingertips to spritz water waited for color to lift/disappear then applied paper towel to further lift color.
ZiG Clean Color pens for the coloring of the image 
Nuvo Crystal drops and Stickles glitter for all the sparkly parts
Kat Scrappiness Stitched Rectangle Dies to die cut my completed project. SPECIAL NOTE if you have not used these dies before let me be the first to enable you.  They cut thru watercolor paper as if it was butter, clean cut, every little stitch perfect and the price point on this set of dies is absolutely Ah-Mazing $9.99!!! Seriously I cannot say or promote these dies more! I also own the rope dies and same thing just love love love them.

I have entered this card into the following challenges:
and
DECEMBER Progressive challenge #2 WINTER KIDDLES on the Sasayaki Glitter Digital Stamps fan page over on FB.  If you join in on this Facebook challenge you win period! since it is a progressive challenge you will receive the next challenge digi for free if you join in on the current challenge. 

Thank you Dreamerz for taking the time to look at this project today.  Have a great day and Color On!!


Friday, November 18, 2016

Friendship Tea

Hello & Happy Friday Everyone!! DT MaryAnn
here and it is my turn to host the KaDoodle Bug Designs
Bi-weekly Challenge! The Challenge this time
around is "Make ANY TYPE OF RECIPE CARD!"
Super Easy for everyone to do! Just as long as you use 
a KaDoodle Bug Designs file! AND - It Can't be one you
made before - for one of our other challenges. :)
Good Luck Everyone.. I can't wait to see what you make! 
The Challenge Ends Thursday, December 1st!
Here is a link to take you directly to the Facebook KaDoodle Bug Challenge Page

Here is my Recipe Card to Inspire you..



The Challenge Begins today, Friday Nov. 18th and
Ends on Thursday, Dec. 1st - Which gives you plenty of time 
to come up with something wonderful to share with us!

Thanks for stopping by..

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Hello ~ Happy Birthday

Good Evening Dreamerz,

Tonight I am sharing a super fun Birthday card





I have entered this card into the following challenge
Hop over to her shop as she has an amazing sale just for this event

Hello ~ Flamingo Love

Good Morning Dreamerz, 
Just a quick card before I head off to the real world and have to ADULT today




I have entered this card into the following challenge
Hop over to her shop as she has an amazing sale just for this event



Hello, card with a gift

Good Morning Dreamerz!!

This morning I want to share a card and a few images so you can see a bit of a step by step.  I am going to try in the future (next week) to start producing more detailed blog posts showing how I create some of the cards.  The questions I most often get messages about are How did you do that?  I love that I have inspired you to create and even more that you share your creations with me. 






Have a great day Dreamerz, as for me and a few of my crafty friends we are off to Disneyland!!


I have entered this card into the following challenge
Hop over to her shop as she has an amazing sale just for this event


Sunday, October 2, 2016

Giveaway WINNER ANNOUNCED!!!

Good Morning Dreamers!

I know I am a day late with getting this announcement up, but for many of you who follow me on FB know my husband suffered an injury to his eye and we spent a good chunk of the day/evening getting a small sliver of rusty metal removed.  So thank you for your patience and understanding on the 2 days late with this post.


Here is a picture of the prize pack you will also receive in addition to your e-gift card.



Here is a picture of everyone's names who commented on the original blog post and you will notice some names are listed twice with and IG after them, that stands for InstaGram.



So without making you wait here is a live/recorded video announcing the winner..

video

Congratulations Theresa!! 
You have 3 days to contact me with your mailing address and which store you would like your gift card from.

Sandra, please contact me just in case Theresa does not reply.. 

CAGI ~ #138 ~ Welcome Autumn

Good Morning Dreamerz,

This week we have a new challenge at Come and Get It, with our Sponsor being Eureka Stamps.  Our challenge was Welcome Autumn and I chose this adorable Raccoon peeking out from behind the big pumpkin called "Pumpkin Racoon"



I do hope you will come join us in the challenge and share your Autumn creations with us


Have a Great day Dreamerz

I have entered this card into the following challenge
Kat Scrappiness World Cardmaking Day
Hop over to her shop as she has an amazing sale just for this event

Friday, September 30, 2016

Thanks A Latte ~ 2016 Coffee Lovers Bloghop ~ CASEing DT Link Up Party #4

Good Morning Dreamerz!!

Today I want to share a lil another coffee inspired card with you. I saw the CASE picture of inspiration/layout and I knew I could totally try this one.  I just recieved in my happy mail the perfect die for this.

I will be entering this card over at the 2016 Fall Coffee Lovers BlogHOP! and in the CASEing DT Link Up Party #4.  I hope you all get a chance to pop over as it really is amazing with all the Sponsors and so much inspiration from all who have entered. If you click the link below the Logo you will be taken directly to the HOP home page.



Card Recipe:
Gina Marie Designs ~ Leaf Wreath Die
Jaded Blossom ~ Coffee Dies & Border Dies
Sentiment is also from Jaded Blossom ~ Coffee Break
Ranger Super Fine Embossing powder in Gold
All paper is Michaels Brand
Coffee Beans, Sequins, Brown ribbon and Burlap twine from my stash

Thanks for taking the time to look today Dreamerz.

Don't forget I still have the giveaway going on until Midnight tonight.
Just click here -> GIVEAWAY to be taken to the blog post for all the details

Until later Dreamerz, Have a Great Day!!!









Thursday, September 29, 2016

#PUMKINSPICELIFE ~ KDB ~ 2016 Coffee Lovers Bloghop

Good Morning Dreamerz!!

Today I want to share a lil more Pumpkin inspired cuteness with you.  I also wanted to incorporate Coffee into my project because it is National Coffee Day and those that know me know I am all about my coffee.  Living in California as soon as it starts to get chilly and the sun shiny days give way to Fall it seems everyone is all about that "Pumpkin Spice Life" especially when it comes to our coffee.  I chose a few KaDoodle Bug Designs files to use today and you can find the recipe and links to the files below.

Also with it being National Coffee Day what better way to celebrate than to enter this cutie over at the 2016 Fall Coffee Lovers BlogHOP! I hope you all get a chance to pop over as it really is amazing with all the Sponsors and so much inspiration from all who have entered. If you click the link below the Logo you will be taken directly to the HOP home page.





Card Recipe:
Nuts About Fall ~ Standing Squirrel
PTC Pumpkin Kisses Bear ~ 3rd Layer of the pumpkin and left paw
Jaded Blossom ~ Coffee Dies
Eyelet Outlet Enamel Dots in Bronze
Cricut Explore Air and Design Space were used to create the digital images and the write feature used for the velum tag.
(if you would like more detailed info please comment and let me know)


Thanks for taking the time to look today Dreamerz.

Don't forget I still have the giveaway going on until the end of the month.
Just click here -> GIVEAWAY to be taken to the blog post for all the details

Until later Dreamerz, Have a Great Day!!!








Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Bucket of pumpkins ~ KDB

Good Morning Dreamerz,

Today I am sharing my KaDoodleBug Design, Design Team project with you.  It was my day to post over on the KDB Blog with my project.  I created a super fun and tasty Bucket of Pumpkins.  I used the .jpg of the Fox from the set Autumn Foxes added a wreath from my own images and then printed it off, diet cut and affixed to the front of the bucket.



Thanks for taking the time to look today, and if you would like even more inspiration please hop on over to the KadoodleBug Design Blog

Don't forget I still have a giveaway going on right here on my blog.  Click the link to be taken to the GIVEAWAY

Until later Dreamerz, Have a Great Day

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Ghost Pops **SNEAK PEAK***

Good Morning Dreamerz,
Today I am here to share with you some fast and cute gift tags for Halloween treats. The Ghost Pops tag was made using the Ghost digi stamp from Just Halloween and the Spooktacular tag was made using the clipart from Charmkin Cuties Spooktacular Ghosts. Pick up both files right here and show us your treats!! Pick up these cute digi stamps and many more right here KaDoodle Bug Designs








Thanks for taking the time to look today Dreamerz.

Don't forget I still have the giveaway going on until the end of the month.  Just click here -> GIVEAWAY to be taken to the blog post for all the details

Until later Dreamerz, Have a Great Day!!!

Monday, September 19, 2016

KDB Witch Kitty New Release

Good Morning Dreamerz,

Today I want to share with you a cute Kitty Witch that is part of a new release of digital stamps from KaDoodlebug Designs.  The digital set is called Just Halloween and comes with precolored as well as uncolored digital stamps.  I chose the Witch Kitty uncolored version for my card today.



Thanks for taking the time to look today Dreamerz.

Don't forget I still have the giveaway going on until the end of the month.  Just click here -> GIVEAWAY to be taken to the blog post for all the details

Until later Dreamerz, Have a Great Day!!!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

CAGI ~ #136 ~ Lots of Layers

Good Morning Dreamerz,

This week we have a new challenge at Come and Get It, with our Sponsor being PolkaDoodles.  Our challenge was "Lots of Layers" I have used the image Seashore Shannon for my project





I hope you'll come join us in the challenge and share your creations with us.


Have a great Day Dreamerz!!!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

***GIVEAWAY*** Pumpkin Spice Season has arrived

Good Morning Dreamerz!!

Well I opened my local grocery store's weekly sales ad and on the back page was Pumpkin Spice EVERYTHING (see picture below).  So I thought hhmm why not start a Pumpkin Spice Giveaway. 

Today I want to share a card I just did with an as yet unreleased digital stamp from KaDoodle Bug Designs. The Digi is called Autumn Unicorn and will be available soon.



PRIZE!! 
The prize for entering will be:
This cute Pumpkin Spiced Unicorn card that will be blank inside so that you can mail it or keep for your own Pumpkin Spice/Unicorn Love collection
A $10.00 gift card to your choice of the following places: Starbucks, Michaels, Joanns, Hobby Lobby, or Amazon.
Some Autumn themed items from my personal craft room stash

Now for the details of the giveaway:
1. You must be a follower of my blog
2. You must comment on this post your favorite Fall/Autumn memory
3. Extra entry if you refer a new follower to my blog (new follower must comment and let me know you referred them)
4. Extra Entry if you hop over and follow me on Instagram<---CLICK HERE and comment on the Pumpkin Spice Unicorn picture

This giveaway is only open to US Residents.
This giveaway is in no way sponsored by Stater Bros markets or from any of the companies that you have a choice of gift card from
Winner will be drawn October 1st, 2016

Sunday, September 4, 2016

CAGI ~ #134 ~ Flowers

Good Day Dreamerz,

This week we have a new challenge at Come and Get It, with our Sponsor being
Fred She Said. Our challenge is Flowers. I have used the image called




I hope you'll come join us in the challenge and share your creations with us.


Have a great Day Dreamerz!!!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Happy Birthday ~ KDB Sea Turtle

Good Morning Dreamers,

Today I want to share a card I created for a friend who loves Sea Turtles.  Is it no surprise that when I set about to make her card I knew exactly what image and from what company to chose it from?? I chose the PTC Cutesy Sea Turtle from KaDoodle Bug Designs


To create my card I uploaded the PTC Turtle to Cricut Design Space, I also uploaded a bubble background digital paper from PrintableCuttableCreateables.  I duplicated the bubbles a few times and made them in different sizes and heights once I was happy with the way I had them I used the slice feature to get the bubbles in the exact position on the card base shape.  I sized the Sea Turtle as a separate layer.  Sent both images to my printer and used the bleed option for the turtle which allows for a goof proof cut.  The Cricut cut the turtle shape out like a dream and I used a light green copic to go around the cut edge so that the white cardstock would not show on the edge. I die cut the bubble layer using a Wonky Stitched Die from My Favorite Things. For the bubble layer I wanted some of the bubbles to really stand out so I used Gansai Tambi Starry Watercolors in White Gold to accent all the highlights of the bubbles, then I randomly applied glossy accents to some of the bubbles.  The turtle has foam dots applied to the back to give the card depth and dimension, finally I applied a super tiny paper flower over the PTC Turtles flower image in the same shade as the printed flower.. 

Thanks for taking the time to look at this cute card today Dreamers, until next time Have A Great Day!!







Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Mary's Sippy Cup

Good Morning Dreamerz,

Today I want to share with you the quickest and easiest project I think I have ever done! As all or most of you know I am on the Design Team for KaDoodle Bug Designs, but before joining the team I was a user of this companies cut and digital stamp files my first purchase from this company was in June of 2014.  Their files upload so seamlessly into my Cricut Design Space and they cut like a dream.  
With all of that being said here is my project:


Project Recipe:
uploaded just the JPG into Cricut Design Space as a print and cut file
Cricut Brand Printable Vinyl
Brother MFC-9130CW Laser Printer
Stainless Steel Tumbler from WalMart

Thanks for looking and taking a minute to comment, as for me and my new Sippy Cup it will get plenty of use!! 
Until later Dreamerz, Have a Great Day!!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Sea Turtle Pencil Topper ~ KDB

Good Morning Dreamers,

I am back today to show you this cute pencil topper I created using
DS Cutesy Sea Turtle from KaDoodle Bug Designs and Shrinky Dink film.  



I printed the digi stamp inside a 3 inch circle to get the size correct.  I then used various copics and sharpie markers to color in the image on top of the shrinky dink film.  Once I was happy with the coloring I used a Stitched circle die from my stash to die cut the shrinky dink film into a circle.  I had quite a bit of space in the circle so decided to take a Happy Birthday stamp and stamp using StazOn black ink.  I then hole punch a circle in the top of the film just in case the recipient wants to take the turtle and put it on a keychain or tack it up on her office space work cubby.  I shrunk the film according to the package directions, waited for the disk to cool then affixed it with a repositionable glue dot to the center of the decoration that I had previously affixed to a pencil.

Thanks for looking this morning Dreamerz, and have a Great Day

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Christmas Card ~ KDB

Good Afternoon Dreamerz,

Today I want to share one of the Christmas cards I will be sending out this year.  I like to get started early on my holiday cards as I think each recipient should receive their own 1 of a kind card. So in the coming weeks you will be seeing lots of Christmas cards here at Paper Dreamz.

This card was created using a digi stamp from the set 
Christmas Silly Robots from KaDoodle Bug Designs.  I water colored the whole card with Gansai Tambi watercolors, then went back over the robot with Gansai Tambi Starry watercolor in White Gold which is how he has that nice metallic finish.  I used glossy accents on the ornaments, star and a few select spots on the robot just for added dimension.

Full Front view


Side/slanted view to show metallic looking finish on robot


Thanks for looking Dreamerz, and have a great day!!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

CAGI # 132 Summertime

Good Day Dreamerz,

This week we have a new challenge at Come and Get It, with our Sponsor being
All Dressed Up Stamps. Our challenge is Summertime. I have used the image called


I hope you'll come join us in the challenge and share your creations with us.


Have a great Day Dreamerz!!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Give Thanks ~ KaDoodle Bug Designs

Good Morning Dreamerz,

Today I would like to share one of the many Thanksgiving cards I will be making to send to family and friends.  This one is from a digi stamp from 



Card Recipe:

Digi Stamp Give Thanks Turkey printed on Canson Watercolor paper
Gansai Tambi Watercolors
Gansai Tambi Starry Colors Watercolor in yellow gold applied to letters
I used a brand new to me die from 
Kat Scrappiness Embossed Mini Rope Rectangle dies to die cut the watercolor once I was done
 

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