Fave 2015 Crafts Best Blogger Contest: Baby Girl Tag

This sweet “Baby Girl” tag was made with the products I received after the

2015 Blogger Networking Event at the Craft and Hobby Association Show in January.

The tag is also my submission into Fave Crafts Best Craft Blogger Contest 2015.

(Needless to say… I’ll be shamelessly asking you for your vote at the end of the post.)

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Baby Girl Tag

Designed by Sue Eldred

Little B: (littlebllc.com)

  • 100366 Honeycomb Punch
  • 100434 Silver Foil Pink Harlequin Decorative Tape
  • 100418 Pull Flowers Chrysanthemum
  • 100146 Footprints Dimensional Sticker Embellishments
  • 100395 Party Dies

Additional Supplies:

  • Large White Tag 3 1/2” x 6 1/4”
  • Cardstock: White, Pink
  • Large White Button (Buttons Galore and More)
  • Fabri Tac Adhesive (Beacon Adhesives)
  • Tape Runner
  • Thin 3-D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L)
  • 5/16 Hole Punch
  • Silver Ribbon (Offray)
  • Computer Generated Font.


  1. Punch a 3 1/2” pink cardstock border using the Honeycomb punch.
  2. Add a 3 1/2” strip of decorative tape onto a piece of white cardstock. Trim a very thin border on each side of the tape. Add decorative trim tape piece onto center of the Honeycomb border.
  3. Adhere border on the bottom of the tag.
  4. Cut 12” from the White Pull flowers trim. Fold trim in half and pull strings as directed to create flower.
  5. Add small pink feet stickers to a large white button. Glue embellished button to the center of the flower. Glue flower onto center of the tag.
  6. Create a pink banner from the Party Dies. Add to top of the top using thin foam mounting squares.
  7. Print out the letters: B A B Y using a computer and printer onto white cardstock.
  8. Punch out each letter using a 5/16th hole punch. Add the letters onto the banner with small thin mounting squares.
  9. Tie top of the tag with silver ribbon.

Little B LLC Baby Girl Tag

Confession:  I’m not sure if you noticed or not… 

I did not use a plain white strip under the washi tape on the first picture on this post.

You can see the honeycomb underneath.  I like it better with the white strip.  It’s a little crisper.

I tried retaking the picture of the tag over 100 times.  That one was my favorite.  (so I stuck with it)

Best Blogger Craft 2015

After the favecrafts 2015 Blogger Networking Event at the Craft and Hobby Association Show in January, bloggers received a sample of new products from participating sponsors of that party.  The projects created from these brands and samples are simply amazing! You’re getting the first look at these exclusive projects made with new products hot in the craft market.

They need your help determining which project to crown Best Blogger Craft of 2015! You can only vote once. Voting ends March 10th, 2015 midnight CST.

I submitted this tag as part of Fave Crafts Favorite Blogger Contest.

Please check out all the entries.  (feel free to “vote” for me, if you’d like)


Click on pictures for more information from Amazon*.


Thrifting Fun

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One of my Favorite Things to do is spending time with my daughter.

Because she lives 3 hours away we don’t get to do it as much as I’d like.  So, I was giddy that we got

to spend all day together on Monday.  We went out for lunch, hit a couple of stores and then we went

“thrifting”.  Our favorite spot is closed on Mondays, so we went to Salvation Army and Goodwill instead.

We found some great bargains, but, nothing we really needed.  I picked up a bag of brand new

Red Magnolia Colored Pencils and 50 of these neat little papers for under a dollar.

I figured these pencils would look great once I find the perfect container.  Now I just need to

keep them away from my little buddy who loves sharpening pencils in Grandma’s office.

The little drawer was a “find” that my daughter found while antiquing in Nashville.

I wish I could spend every Monday like this.

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Make a Lucky Hat for St. Patrick’s Day

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Feeling a little Irish?  Need a Lucky Hat for St. Paddy’s Day?

Using only a few Smoothfoam shapes you can make yourself a Lucky Hat centerpiece in no time.

A fun centerpiece for all your “GREEN” celebrations.

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Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 8″ Smoothfoam Half Ball
  • 8″ x 1″ Smoothfoam Disc
  • 10″ x 1″ Smoothfoam Disc
  • Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint:  English Ivy, Kelly Green and Black
  • Paintbrush
  • Adhesive Chipboard Letters
  • gold paint pen
  • craft glue
  • Mod Podge
  1. Paint 8″ Half Ball and 10″ Disc with English Ivy paint.
  2. Repaint Disc and Half Ball with Kelly Green paint, allowing some of the darker paint to show through.
  3. Paint sides of 8″ Disc with Black paint.
  4. Glue 8″ Disc onto the 8″ Half Ball.
  5. Center and glue onto the  10″ Disc.
  6. For a shiny finish, paint the entire piece with Mod Podge.
  7. To create gold letters, paint the chipboard letters with a gold paint pen.

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Have a great day and may the “Luck of the Irish” be with you!

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Little Black Dress Mixable Medley Album

Clear Scraps LBD new album

When it comes to scrapbooking, I have a lot of stuff.

I have so much stuff… I should never buy another sheet of scrapbook paper.  (but I will )

I love paper.  I love pretty patterns.  I love mini albums.  (so much to love)

Lately, I’ve been on a quest to use more of the stuff I have on hand.

So, when it came to making this Mixable Medley Album for Clear Scraps, I pulled

from one of my favorite collections, the “Little Black Dress” collection from Basic Grey.

The album also uses Clear Scraps New Oval Fancy Mirror Frame.

To make the mirror stand out and give the album a vintage feel, I sponged “Spiced Chai”

Stazon Ink onto the back of the acrylic cover leaving the center of the mirror clear.

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Cigar Box Washi Tape Holder

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Making Creative Storage for my ever growing collection of Washi Tape.

I have a small, growing collection of Washi Tape.

In addition to all it’s many uses, I find that they are just pretty to look at.

Previously, I had all my washi tape gathered in a canning jar, although pretty…

I found myself dumping the jar every time I wanted to use one.

Being on a “old drawer” kick, I decided to make a small washi tape holder using an old cigar box.

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I used two sheets of scrapbook paper from Carta Bella’s “Warm & Cozy” collection along with

basic supplies:  craft knife, cutting mat, craft glue, double stick tape roller and a metal label holder, black marker.

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To Make a Cigar Washi Tape Holder:

  • Cut the lid off the cigar box.  Measure and cut the lid into two strips to fit inside your box as dividers.
  • Remove excess loose paper from box.
  • TIP:  Use a black permanent marker to color the inside corners of your box.  This will help keep  any white from the box from showing.
  • Cover box with scrapbook paper.
  • Adhere paper over both dividers.
  • Apply craft glue onto bottom and sides of dividers and put into place.

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Add metal label holder and fill with your favorite washi tape.


Captivating Squares

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I will be teaching a new card class in April at The Paper Forest called Captivating Squares.

In the class we will be using Spellbinders dies and Kaisercraft’s Rustic Harmony Collection

to make these four cards.

The Paper Forest in Washington, IL

Saturday, April 18th from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Cost of the Class:  $22.00

Students Bring:  tape runner, scissors, foam mounting squares, Vintage Photo Ink, Ink Applicator

Contact The Paper Forest at 309-745-3440 to sign up.

Live Laugh Love 1714 Live a Beautiful Life 1706

Enjoy The Little Things in Life 1718 Love Card 2085

I used Spellbinders Captivating Squares* on these cards.


Home Sweet Home

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A quick share today to show you the Mini Album I made using Clear Scraps New Mixable Home Album.

My “Home Sweet Home” album is a 8″ x 9″ Acrylic & Chipboard mixed Album.

I used chipboard stickers from My Mind’s Eye “Sweetest Thing” collection and various scrapbook papers

to decorate my album.

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My favorite part of the album is the fence.

I love the look of a white picket fence so I sprayed the clear acrylic with white spray

paint.  Now I have a white picket fence.


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