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Laura and Christina are the CraftyChicks. We create handmade paper crafts because we are addicted to pretty paper...We share this blog and want to thank you for stopping by! Please follow us -- and leave your blog address in the comment section, so we can follow you too...

Friday, September 16, 2016

Have You Seen the Clearance Rack?



Here it is, in all of its glory! You will miss out if you want something and don't order quick. Just saying' lol.





Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Here's to Cheers!

Cheers! I made these pretty tags with Stampin' Ups! "Here's to Cheers" bundle. The bundle took all of the guess work out of tag making (where would I cut the bottle rim? Is it lopsided? Do I have a punch that size?). Add some gold foil paper and gold embossing, and it looks elegant. It was fun to make these tags -- especially with my friend Sally from Sally's Sentiments. We are going to show you what else you can do with this bundle - so many ideas!





Vintage Christmas Cards




Here's my vintage Christmas cards. Just a lot of fun with these "Christmas Cuties" Inches from Your ATC store. I made two versions:




Monday, September 12, 2016

Vintage Halloween 2


Here's part 2 of my Vintage Halloween cards -- this time I created ATC sized images with the vintage color prints. I was going to match the images to red card stock and though that was a bit to predictable. Now the red is more subtle, but who knew that red was used in Halloween images way back when?

Friday, September 9, 2016

Have a Vintage Halloween!



Is it too Early to Have a Vintage Halloween? I used images from http://youratcstore.com -- love all of the collage sheets! So I just cut them and adhered them with matt Modge Podge and covered them with a coating over the top. Add some tulle and fun Halloween patterned cardstock and there you go, vintage Halloween cards.

I think the imagers are adorable. I prefer the artwork images -- the ones of passed on people sort of creep me out. Am I the only one?

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Stamping' Up Specials from September 8-14


Here's the next set of specials from September 8 to the 14 -- 25% off!


I already have the Fabulous Foil papers - love them! You don't want to miss out at a great price. I have the vanilla lace too -- great for shabby chic projects -- and the binder clips - tempting me. How about you? Click here for the pricing.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

It's Beginning to Feel Like...Christmas?


It's Beginning to Feel Like...Christmas? While everyone is breaking out the Pumpkin Spice this September 1, Stamping' Up! is featuring a new Holiday catalog! 

Everything is amazing and it took me GREAT restraint not to order more. I will be posting what I create, but in the meantime, check out the catalog here.

This Week's Special Offers from Stamping' Up!


Stampin' Up! is offering some great specials -- save 25% on select catalog products through September 21! Check out this week's discounted products below:
Here are close ups of the products (all images are copyright Stamping' Up!):











To order, here is my website and thank you for looking! 

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Marie ATC


So I just bought some art from youratcstore.com, and I received a surprise ATC kit. Blew me over. So much so that I think that I need to enroll in auto delivery. Here it is:


Now that was a fun project that I was able to do in minutes -- while the boys and their friend enjoyed the last day before school.

25% on Stampin' Up! Special Offers Coming Up!


Who would like to save 25% on Stampin' Up! annual catalog products? There will be special offers from September 1 through September 21. Discounted products will change weekly, and I will let you know what they are as soon as they are announced. We are going to have some happy shopping!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Saying a Latte with Spectrum Noir


Here is another swap card for the Coffee Loving Papercrafters Facebook group. I received a really cool card in the mail and my swap partner is getting this one. Now, if I only could find her address! Glad that it is in my yahoo account ;)

The stamp set is from www.ellenhutson.com and is a Penny Black Cling Stamp "Saying a Latte" -- I love this stamp! My husband says that she looks like me, but reality says, aside from the messy hair and coffee, no where near that. Heck, I don't even have highlights! Or that stomach :) 

And I had some coloring fun with Spectrum Noir alcohol inks. I have a few Copics, mostly for the skin tones, but how they compare is interesting. I'd say for the price the Spectrum Noir are good enough for coloring in stamps. The barrel is a different shape -- more octagon -- where the Copics are oval flat and smoother with tips are like bushes. The Spectrum ones are just regular old tips that color great. So unless you are drawing anime are a professional artist, they work well. So well, that I ordered another six-pack.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Tootsie Roll Pillow Box Treats


Here are my Tootsie Roll Pillow Box treats. I used the Stamping' Up! Square Pillow Box Thinlits die and orange card stock. I love how firm the card stock is -- it makes the packaging sturdy and secures the candy. I was able to fit eight pieces of candy in each package. I did use some glue dots on the bottom of the packaging, just in case. The owls and sunflowers are cricut-cut.