Saturday, January 30, 2016

Just one more week!

January has flown by!  I cannot believe it is just one more week until our first Disney Pixar Blog Hop of 2016!

This year we have decided to have a hop every other month for the entire year.  I know it is a big challenge to ask these crafters to come up with new amazing projects each time, but I know that this group is up to the challenge.  Some of us have been doing these hops together since 2011!  Over the years the following has grown so much that we even have a Facebook Fan Page just for these hops!  Click HERE if you want to like our fan page.  I think it is the best way to know about all of the Disney fun we are up to.

Also, these year we will have some great Disney products for prizes.  I recently attended the Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show (CHA) and while I was there I found several different companies with Disney themed products.  Some of these companies have agreed to sponsor prizes for our hops this year!  If you want to check out my blog post about all of the Disney items I saw at CHA, just click HERE.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Scratch Off Cards

I thought that these cards were the CUTEST IDEA!  Each one comes with a scratch off sticker that you apply over the top of part of the sentiment, and then you add a coin and the person you give the card to gets to scratch off the card to see the sentiment . . . which is usually a punch line to a riddle or joke.

I even got to make one in a Make and Take

These are from Inky Antics // Blog // Facebook 

We R Memory Keepers Alphabet Punch Board - CHA 2016

Here is a fun new tool from We R Memory Keepers that I found at CHA 2016 . . . just one tool to make every letter in the alphabet or any number.

Richard Garay at CHA

Today's post is about a designer's who's booth I have never had the opportunity to see before this year at CHA.  I am normally behind a booth working, and I don't normally get time to go out and explore . . . but this year I am so glad I was able to spend some time at the Richard Garay booth!

I love the big thick fonts on the sentiment stamps from his line!  If you are going to say something, make a statement!  Let your message be seen!

I think that the Lumberjack Days collection was my favorite.  Maybe because I am a Northern girl, some of the patterned papers reminded me of quilts.

Isn't the little pocket cute!  My first thought was to use this for giving a gift card.  The stitching on the pocket is stamped on, and there are two different stitching variations you can choose from with this set.

I am in LOVE with the sweater embossing folder that was used for the background on this next card.  Look at the beautiful pattern it gives the white paper.

Here is that same sweater embossing folder again on another card.

I am also a fan of the bright colors in this collection.

Check out Richard Garay at his website // Blog // Facebook // Pinterest
Tell him Shawn Mosch from Crafty Chics Blog sent you!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Woven Heart Garland

Last week I shared a post about creating a woven heart with a braided bracelet die by designer Marisa Pawelko sold by Sizzix.  If you missed that post, you can click HERE for all of the details.  I decided to take that project to the next level by creating a garland of these woven hearts.

You will start with the braided bracelet die from the Marisa Pawelko line from Sizzix.  Cut several of these bracelet shapes in colors and patterned cardstock.  In my examples below I am using two different shades of pink so that you can see the weaving pattern.  Once you have the bracelet pieces cut from the cardstock, cut all of them in half as shown below.

Next, you weave the pieces together to form hearts.  

Glue down the ends and allow to dry.  
Cut off the excess to finish up the hearts.

Now you can string the hearts on a thin piece of ribbon, thread or string.

This is the perfect Valentine's Day item for the shelf in my craft room.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Disney Products at CHA

THIS is a post I did not know I would be making when I started off to the Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show (CHA) this year . . . a collection of all of the things I saw on the show floor that made me think of Disney!

I have included links so you can follow these companies.  Let them know Shawn Mosch sent you!

The first thing I saw that made me think of Disney were these Alice In Wonderland cardstock sheets that you can color in, from Marion Smith.

Marion Smith Website // Blog // Facebook

Next I spotted the paper at the Reminisce, which would be perfect for Frozen projects.

And for your Toy Story projects, or photos from Toy Story Mania at the parks!

They also have another one called Real Magic that was not on display, but I saw it on their website.  Just click HERE to check it out.  

Reminisce Website // Blog // Facebook 

Next up, I spotted some Mickey's in the ClearScrap booth!  Not only do they have Mickey shapes, but an entire Mickey book.  Check it out!

ClearScraps Website // Blog // Facebook // Pinterest

Buttons Galore has some great buttons, but I think my favorites might be the Mickey Mouse balloon shapes! These would look adorable on a scrapbook layout or card.

Buttons Galore website // Blog // Facebook // Pinterest
I have a blog post JUST about Buttons Galore HERE . . . loved their booth!

Now off to Paper Wizard!  There was SO MUCH to see here!  Mickey and Minnie books

A line of stamps!

And here are some of their pre-cut shapes

I had to find some Donald love . . . he is my daughter's favorite.

Really, this is just a small sampling of what they carry.  Check out the links below 
And tell them Shawn Mosch sent you!

Paper Wizard website // Facebook // Pinterest

Have you got Moxxie?  I say that these papers are a MUST for the Disney crafter!

Moxxie website // Blog // Facebook
Again, tell them that Shawn Mosch sent you.  

In the very next booth I found Queen & Co.  and the first thing that caught my eye was the Magic Collection - Around The Park mat stack.  

They also have stickers

And these buttons, that they call "flair"

They were kind enough to donate one of their mat stacks for us to use as a prize in our upcoming Disney Pixar Blog Hop.  If you don't know about this event yet, you can check out the details HERE.  Basically, it will be a day of enjoying Disney themed crafting projects and inspiration!

Queen & Co. website // Facebook // Pinterest

This next photo is of a project that was on display at the Heartfelt Creations booth.  I liked how they used all of these different elements, along with the phrase "You Can Fly" and a picture of a boy in a Peter Pan hat.

Even though the paper and elements are not truly Disney items, it still gives the feel of Disney because of the phrase.

Heartfelt Creations website // Blog // Facebook // Pinterest

Now check THIS out!  Rolls and rolls of Disney themed Duck Tape!

Duck Tape website // Facebook // Pinterest

Here is a cute little Mickey Mouse shaker card I found in the Cheery Lynn Designs booth.  One great thing about Mickey is that you don't really need a special die to create him . . . three circles is all you need.

                              Cheery Lynn Designs website // Blog // Facebook // Pinterest

Next up . . . Disney stamps from Scrapbook Customs.  These are perfect for adding a touch of Disney to any of your cards.

They also have adorable Disney stickers and papers.

Scrapbook Customs website // Facebook

There were some products at the Pebbles booth that reminded me of Frozen, including stamps, stickers and papers.

Pebbles website // Blog // Facebook // Pinterest

It is so much fun to find others that love the magic of Disney!  If you want even more Disney crafting fun, make sure to join us in just 2 weeks for our first Disney Pixar Blog Hop of 2016.  

If you would like to join the Facebook group for these hops, just click HERE.  That way you will be among the first to know when we are planning the next hop.  We are hoping to have one every other month this year.