Clearsnap + Spellbinders Holiday Hop


Welcome to the Spellbinders 2014 Holiday Product Partner Hop!  There are 11 Partner Companies + 3 days of holiday themed tutorials and product giveaways! Find all the official details and rules here:

Hello! This is Sabrina from the Clearsnap creative team and I have a pretty holiday card to share with you today. White and gold are always an elegant combination and one that especially looks good with detailed die cuts like the one used here. I pulled out my favorite gold embossing powder, glitter and Decades® Antiquing inks to embellish the die cuts here.

I started by stamping a music background and embossing with gold powder. Next I die cut the mid size frame from the Card Creator A2 Divine Eloquence die, leaving the cut out portions in place and inking up around the edges for a pretty antiqued look. A few snowflakes from Create-A-Flake 3 are covered in Glue Gloss and Glitter and layered up with dimension foam adhesive from Scrapbook Adhesives. Finally, one final layer with the “with love” sentiment from Die D-Lites Sentiments 3 is embossed in gold.

Thanks so much for stopping in today! Please visit the Clearsnap blog next to find out more details and to enter the giveaway.



Paper Crafts November 2014

November PCS

Hello. It’s with a heavy heart that I share the November issue of Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking. One of the last few issues that will be published. One more craft publication out of our lives. I am feeling so terrible for the ladies that worked behind the scenes and on the blogs that will be looking for new work. And for all the designers whose time and effort went into creating projects that will never be seen. It’s almost too hard to believe.

But look at that beautiful cover – the whole issue is full of lovely inspiration and definitely worth a look.  Be sure to download it while you still can. You can see the card I have included in this issue on page 75 in the Glamorous Gold section.

See you again soon.

November Inspiration Hop



Hello and happy Saturday! It’s time again for the Gossamer Blue mid-month Inspiration Hop! Hopefully you made it here from Rebecca’s lovely space. For those of you that are just getting your kits, it will hopefully serve as a fresh dose of mojo before we jump into the sneaks for next month’s kits – (PS. they are fab!!) And for me, it was a second opportunity to pull out and play with all the good things in this month’s kits!

There were so many pretty little pieces left over and I thought they would be perfect with our family photos from last autumn. I used bits from the Main Kit, Main Add-On, Life Pages Main, Life Pages Themed Add-On, Life Pages Main Add-On and the Bits and Pieces kit.

These photos are absolutely a treasure and every time I look at them it fills my heart with such joy and love for my family. They definitely needed their own special place so the girls and I can flip through to enjoy them whenever the mood strikes. The boys – well they might look if we force them :)

This little book is absolutely filled to capacity of the 2″ binder rings, so rather than give you finger cramps from scrolling through all 30 some photos, you can do a virtual flip-through below. Hope you enjoy it too!

Your next and final stop on the inspiration hop is with Vanessa.

[photos by Molly C Photography – Des Moines/Kansas City area]

Craft Ideas October 2014

CID-October-2014-cover-16x20_largeHello! Just popping in today to share the fantastic October digital issue of Craft Ideas magazine! It is packed full of holiday ideas, including a pretty snowflake ornament from yours truly.

Can’t wait to finish up our floors so we can put up the Christmas tree!


Handmade Holidays



Hey there! Have you had a chance to check out this year’s Handmade Holidays blog hop? There are over 100 ideas for creating your own gifts from supplies you likely already own, but if not, it’s always a great reason to pick up some new goodies :)

Head on over to the Clearsnap blog to start the hop and find all 3 days of ideas. I have a post up here for creating the oven mitt you see in the photo above and there is a video tutorial as well.

Happy hopping!