Tuesday, January 29, 2013

♥ oh happy, everyday jillibean soup ♥

good  morning!  thank you so much for your visits and sweet notes, they make my day, every day, and i thank you!  today i wanted to share a couple of cards with you that are up on the Jillibean Soup Scrapbooking blog this week.  

there is so much card inspiration this week with CHA sneaks and projects at the beginning of the month, so if you are a card maker and love your Jillibean Soup like we do, there are 17 cards to be inspired by in the last two days, wow!  

here are the two cards i created for the blog 

celebrate the everyday card


 happy card

i hope you'll check out all the rest of the amazing cards this week too, it'll inspire you to use your jillibean soup i just know it....giggle

happy creating♥

Monday, January 28, 2013

♥ CupCards to Go valentine kit ♥

hurry over to grab one up before they're all gone, Heartbreaker is filled with all kinds of Valentine yumminess!  you can check out the DT gallery to see the items in the kit in lots of card ideas.

and here is the sketch this month

here are the cards i created using the kit

better together card

i love all the cute embellishments that come in the kit, from the cuuute layered stickers, to the chipboard chairs to the felt heart cut-out, they're all so cute.

when all is said and done card

this card was created for the washi tape challenge this month. the challenge is to use the washi tape in the kit in a unique and fun way.  i added a sticker sentiment i had in my stash that i thought would be perfect for this and the cute washi tape and those epoxy hearts....swoon!


sweet love card


this card uses an entire rub-ons sheet from the kit, i loved the rub-ons so much, i couldn't bare the thought of seperating them or cutting them apart.  i carefully rubbed them onto a block of white card stock and matted that with some beautiful patterned paper.  i then cut apart the bling heart embellie to use it on this card, those pink gems were cut from the hearts and applied to the dots in the rubs.  i adhered the "cherrish" chipboard piece over the cherries on the rubs and added a "love" sentiment from my stash on my desk.

sketch card
i just love you card

love card

these beautiful hearts are from the patterned paper and are so gorgeous, love layering them with trim, the beautiful pink twine and buttons.

mini valentine card (3" square)

i wanted to use this cuuuute ribbon in a fun way and thought it would be fun to accentuate a mini card that i could sneak in a lunch box, love to do that ;)

i can't wait to see what you'll create!
happy creating♥

♥ a new scraptastic challenge ♥

good morning!  how was your weekend?  i am fighting "the cold" and it's not a fun one but other than that, it was beautiful and enjoyable even with spots of snow at times.  

the new CARD challenge is up over at Scraptastic Scrapbooking Kits this morning.  i hope a lot of you will be able to join in too, it's amazing to see the card inspiration (i have a couple in mind for a lift challenge soon already)

today's challenge: 

create a card, layout or set of TWO tags inspired by the sketch below

layout/card sketch by danni reid


 i wanted to create a belly-band kind of sketch for this week's challenge because belly-bands leave plenty of room for interpretation, can be very quick to create or as layered and detailed as you would like.  this is a sketch i, personally, will refer to a lot when creating because it's so easy to change up and have completely different cards. 

 and here is my take on the sketch and bonus challenge using the Scraptastic January Scrapbooking Kit Chasing Pavements


darling dear love card


i absolutely love the stickers that came in the kit this month.  they have tons of hearts, ampersands and arrows and they are so, so much fun to add to cards and layouts.  i also love the label stickers in the kit, they are perfect for layout/card designers alike for sentiments, journaling or layering.


and here is my manufacturer strip that came on one of the sheets of patterned papers in the kit, love this cute little strip and the type set


and here's one more

job well done card

 deets of the challenge:

ONE RANDOM winner will be selected by the dt to receive a $5.00 Paypal transfer from me!

(you may create as many cards as you like, the more entries, the more chance of winning.  when finished with your card(s), please link your cards in this post
******BONUS******  you can earn a bonus entry!!!!!!

to earn a bonus entry, use the sketch above AND the manufacturer label strip from one of your patterned papers in your kit or the papers you are using somewhere on your project/card.

Deadline: February 3, 2013 11:59 pm PDT

Winner will be announced on February 4th on the Scraptastic Scrapbooking Forum and on my blog here.

I can't wait to see your cards!

happy creating♥


Sunday, January 27, 2013

♥ hello Farm Girl ♥

good morning!  how are you?  i hope you are enjoying your weekend.
i am up over at the October Afternoon blog today, yes! i know, on a SUNDAY, wahoo!  with CHA this month, they designed the calendar so as to have sneaks and pics from the show, and in order for all of us to have our posts, i was selected to have a lucky sunday post, how fun is this? and since it's a sunday post, and we are possibly still in jammies, i thought i would share a few of my thoughts and feelings on this line as well as the cards, something i don't usually do, but hey, it's sunday.....giggle!

so today i am sharing three new cards created with the October Afternoon Farm Girl line to show you how incredible versatile this line is.  like ALL of the October Afternoon lines the 'B' sides allow you to create anything you like, regardless of the 'theme' of the line which is of course brilliant!  so let me share with you some of the colors and patterns in this cuuuute line.


at first glance, you may not need the 'A' side of "Barnyard" for your project, but if you flip it over, you can see, you can use the 'B' side for a LOT of various projects....no secret, but just sharing how i really loved it in this particular line



and i didn't need the "tomatoes" for my card from the "Wooden Crate" paper, but i really needed that wood-grain....a lot!



i will definitely be using the seed packets from the "Wheelbarrow" paper, but not on these cards, so check out the 'B" side i was able to play with today


i know this is not a new thing for October Afternoon, it's what we love about them, but i share this with you because when i first looked at this line, i wondered how i would use it "everyday" and i have a little red-headed, long-haired beautiful daughter, but it is PERFECT for your everyday.

homemade hello card

love, love the label stickers in this line, the color is PERFECT to accentuate the bolder palette of the line, baby blue.....


 and these stickers.....swooon!  perfect for layering and adding embellies or MORE stickers...wink!


and LOVE these, a LOT!  they off-set the color in the line drawing you back neutral and it's so fun to see the contrast between the two


on my next card, i wanted to play with the summer, homemade feel to this line, without the veggies, but still with the feel that you had just come in from the garden

homemade love card

 i think you already know how much i love the miscellany packs, they are my go-to embellishments, i love them so much


and it's hard not to put these on every single card, multiple times, i just might run out of these packs


don't those colors just scream summer?  creating these cards really made me happy, the feel of summer all over my desk, it was so much fun.

and for my last card, i wanted to play with some of the cute die cuts and "farm stickers" but still keep it an "everyday" card

oh happy day card

 and how about these doo dads?



♥ it!

i hope you have had a great weekend and maybe find a little time to pull out your October Afternoon Farm  Girl supplies and create a little happy on your desk too!

thank you so very, very much for all the incredible comments and taking time to visit me!

i'll be back tomorrow with CupCards to go cards as the new Heartbreaker Valentine Card Kit will be going on sale.  

hugs & so much love!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

♥ Cupcards to Go Sneak Peeks ♥

 just a couple of sneaks until the February Valentine CupCards to Go Card making Kits go on sale Monday!  I'll be back with more very, very soon!  You can also see more sneak peeks on the CupCards to go Card kit blog and Kristii Lockart's Blog

can't wait to share with you all the beautiful papers and tidbits of this kit, hope you'll check back♥
happy saturday

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

♥ are you up for a CARD challenge? ♥

Good morning!  Are you up for a new CARD challenge?  I created the challenge using the January Scraptastic Scrapbooking Kit Chasing Pavements
(you do NOT have to use a  Scraptastic Scrapbooking Kit but it will help, since that's where i draw my inspiration for these challenges...wink)
.  I have fallen madly, deeply in love with this kit and all the rich greens, reds, blues, grey and orange, love it!  
Today's challenge is a recipe challenge: create a card or set of two tags using the following recipe

  • 2 patterned papers
  • 3 or more labels
  • 3 or more arrows
  • 2 or more hearts

Here is the card I created using the recipe above
the best you card

ONE winner
will be selected by the dt to receive a $5.00 store credit to Scraptastic Scrapbooking Kits

an ONE additional RANDOM winner will be selected to receive a $5.00 Paypal transfer from me!!!

(you may create as many cards as you like, the more entries, the more chance of winning.  when finished with your card(s), link up your cards on the Scraptastic Scrapbooking Kits blog or in the Scraptastic Scrapbooking Kits Forum in the "Danni's Card Classes Forum"

******BONUS******  you can earn a bonus entry!!!!!!

to earn a bonus entry, use the recipe above AND the colors: green, red and grey ONLY on your card

 Deadline: January 27th 11:59 pm PDT
Winner will be announced on January 28th here and on the Scraptastic blog

I can't wait to see your cards!
happy creating♥

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

♥ love, love, love ♥

is it in the air?  can we help it along?  i think so....wink.  

oh!  don't put away your October Afternoon Make it Merry Washi Tape, it's so fun to play with for so many cards, and i will be sharing a lot of it in the next few weeks, don't pack it up k?

love card

on this card, i combined several products sitting on my desk

American Crafts With Love  love sentiment and floral embellishment

 i love this sentiment tag and wish i had more of them, check out that little heart on the 'e'

the good life card

i created this card as my kids were creating some make and takes with friends this last weekend, lots of Echo Park Dots and Stripes 12 x 12 patterned paper 

isn't that little chick in this line just the cutest?  i'm smitten♥

i need to get my little ones off to bed, will have more all week, lots of fun stuff coming up.
i hope you are having a happy, crafty week.
hugs & so much love!