Friday, August 31, 2012

Inked and Embossed Clearsnap card

I made this card for Clearsnap. You can see more details about this card  and a tutorial on the clearsnap blog. I used these gorgeous bright Stephanie Barnard dye inks along with some top boss embossing ink and embossing powder.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Mini Joy's Life Key Chain

Joy asked us to make projects with paint swatches. I created this small key chain with the swatch tag assignment in mind. I didn't have any actual paint swatches so I used the base of a really small mini album and created the front with foam.
I stamped the foam with staz on ink using this beautiful quote from the Tag You're It TWO set.  The inside 'page' is an acrylic tag from the original mini album. I used glossy accents to affix the photo to the back of the acrylic so that it is protected. 
I embellished this with a few small, flat embellishments, so that the key chain is easy to use.

Monday, August 27, 2012

My Little Shoebox Aiko layouts

Here are a few layouts that I created for My Little Shoebox featuring the Aiko line. I feel like I am always saying the same thing about my My Little Shoebox projects, but that's because it's true! I had so much fun working with this line. I created three very different pages, one pink and girly, one bright and spunky and one blue and playful. You can see more details about these layouts on the My Little Shoebox blog.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Joy's Life and Cri-kits blog hop!

Today the Joy's Life design team is hopping and being sponsored by Cri-Kit gel pens

I had so much fun making this card! It looks so detailed, but it was so easy! I used my gypsy to create a two-layered project. I used the silver metallic Cri-Kits pen to draw the design on the first layer, then the second layer cut out around it. I attached a simple square card to the back of the cut-out. 

The 'You are a Treasure' stamp from the Joy's Life You're so Punny set, is perfect for this card with all it's rich gold accents. 
All the papers and gems are My Mind's Eye. The ink is clearsnap.

You should have arrived here from Cyndy's blog. If not, you might want to head back and start at the beginning, as there is tons of inspiration and a bunch of prizes to be had! 

Otherwise, feel free to head on to Stacey's blog


Megan: <------------- You are here

And of course, there's a prize! Joy has generously allowed me to offer one lucky reader a set of the brand new (and might I say A-MAIZE-ING) It's All Fall Pun stamps!

All you have to do to be entered to win is become a follower (or be one already) and leave a comment here! Easy-Peasy!
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Some fun news and a swap!

I am so happy to share that I won the reader's pick poll over at the Creating Keepsakes blog today!! Thanks to everyone who voted for me! I am beyond excited!

And in other news, Clearsnap is doing a swap with My Stamp Box this week. Check out the Clearsnap blog to see my creation.

And in still more news, Joy's Life is hopping with Cri-Kits on Saturday - these pens add a whole new element and tons of possibilities to your Cricut! I cannot wait to show you what I created! As usual there will be lots of prizes! I still have to figure out what I am going to give away, but there will be something, so come back on Saturday to find out!

Happy Birthday Cri-Kits card

This week, the team at Joy's Life are working with these fun Cri-Kits pens. I was a little intimidated at first, but once I got going, these pens are so much fun! 

For this card I used, the pink and purple metallic pens. I used my gypsy to create a two layered document and drew the frame in pink and the leaves and border in purple. 
After the lines were drawn, I used some clearsnap smooch accent ink to color in the designs. For the frame, I added some smooch glitz after I colored it in with marker, because I didn't have the right color of smooch ;)

The cardstock is bazzill. Some prima bling and a bazzill resin flower complete the card.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Clearsnap and Momenta blog hop

Welcome to the Momenta - Clearsnap Blog Hop!!! We're sharing some great projects using Momenta and Clearsnap products together to make paper crafty happiness! Grab a nice tall glass of lemonade and soak in the inspiration.

Plus, what's a hop without goodies??? Leave a comment on each blog in the Hop to be entered to win a prize pack of Clearsnap and Momenta goodies valued at $75!! Use the rafflecopter widget on the Clearsnap Blog for extra entries by liking our Facebook Page etc. 

Happy Hopping!

Here is my creation. I used the Momenta Creative Canvas along with some brand new Clearsnap Scentz embossing powder, and Stephanie Barnard spray ink. I loved how simple and classy this black and white creative canvas was, so I decided to use it for our anniversary photo and give it a little punch with my favorite color - purple!

I cut a piece of cardboard to fit inside the back of the canvas and create a stable stamping surface, then I stamped with Top Boss embossing ink and heat embossed with the new Scentz embossing powder in Grape.

For the frame, I masked the white stripe off with plain old masking tape and then misted with Stephanie Barnard spray ink in Grape. I also sprayed the letter stickers with the spray ink. The photo corners, round chipboard and jewels came with the creative canvas set and provide the perfect simply elegant accents.

You should have arrived here from Kristine Berc's blog. If not, you might want to head back to the beginning. Otherwise, your next stop is Nicole Wise!

 HOP LIST for reference
Clearsnap Blog:
Pinky Hobbs:
Diana Gonzalez:
Sarabeth Burke:
Tami Sanders:
Kristine Berc:
-------> YOU ARE HERE Megan Aaron:
Nicole Wise:
Denise Hahn:
Christa Uttley:
Suzanne Austin:
Kazan Clark:

Deer friend Joy's Life card

I am so excited to finally use this stamp! I loved this stamp from the Wildlife Puns stamp set since I got the set, but I couldn't find a deer to use it with. Then I got my gypsy... 
This little deer is from the cindy loo cartridge, cut with my gypsy on my little shoebox paper.
The papers are all My Little Shoebox Happy Go Lucky. The stamp is of  course Joy's Life. The ink is clearsnap. 

I kept this card simple because I just loved the deer and the bit of scalloped die cut paper. I kept thinking it needed something else, but everything I tried seemed to be 'too much.' 
Oh well, I always was a clean and simple gal!

Monday, August 13, 2012

My Little Shoebox projects

Here are a couple of projects that I created for My Little Shoebox last month using the Up in the Trees line. You can see more details about these projects on the My Little Shoebox blog. I just love this line because it's so versatile!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Altered macadamia nut can for Joy's Life

This week Joy asked us to make some gift packaging. I was excited to use my new gypsy, and my new Yummy puns set, so I came up with this altered can of macadamia nuts. I thought the idea of chocolate covered macadamia nuts went perfectly with the stamp. Even though there aren't any actually left in this can. ;)

I left the plastic lid kind of plain because it already matched the My Little Shoebox Up in the Trees papers. Also, I never know what to do with lids like this when altering something. Should I try to cover the sides with paper? ribbon? paint it? leave it plain? 

So, the sentiment stamp is from Joy's life, of course. The circle stamp is Kaisercraft. The Inks are clearsnap. The papers are My little shoebox. The tree is cut using the gypsy and cricut, and I think the cartridge was 3 birds something. I can't quite remember because my new gypsy came with a ton of cartridges already loaded on it and I am still getting to know it. (I got it used from ebay)

Thursday, August 9, 2012

I'm up for the CK reader's pick poll!

for my My Little Shoebox double page layout, that I (totally coincidentally) just shared here! You can vote for me here

My Little Shoebox Double Layout

I think I forgot to share this one. This is a page that I created for My Little Shoebox with the fabulous Up in the Trees line. You can see more details of this layout on the My Little Shoebox blog.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Toiled Paper Clearsnap smooch card

I made this card for the Clearsnap blog last month. Those colored panels are toilet paper that I wet, then sprayed with smooch mist, then molded using clearsnap molding mats. There is a tutorial over on the Clearsnap blog. And while you are over there, check out my tutorial post from today ;) It's a double page layout!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

smart cookie treat bag for Joy's Life

This week, Joy asked us to make a back to school project. I am not ready for the summer to be over, but I do love back to school time. It must be nostalgia, but it's just so exciting! I decided to create a cute treat for my daughter's lunch. 
Please, disregard the condensation in the baggie, it was so hot outside that when I went out, the bag fogged all up from the frozen cookies! 

The cookies are lemon iced zucchini ! I had so much zucchini that I had to come up with some unique things to do with it. (Not that I made this recipe up, I found it online)

I used the Joy's Life 'You're a Smart Cookie' stamp from the Yummy Puns set! I just got this set and I can't get enough of it!

The papers are Imaginisce and Bella Blvd. The die cuts are Imaginisce. The ink is clearsnap.