Sunday, December 23, 2012

Can you guess what's inside?

It's Tegan here and I am so excited Christmas is just around the corner!  I love the holidays and getting together with family.   Today I want to share with you a little handmade gift (and box!)  I made to give to my mom who loves to drink sparkling grape juice out of those little fancy glasses!   Hmmmmmmmm~  Can you guess what is inside??

I made little drink charms!  These would also look super cute on a bottled water or cola!

I think I might make an extra set just to have on hand incase I get invited to any last minute Christmas parties~ they would make a great hostess gift!
To make the charms, I used the Winter Woodland Cricut cartridge and floral wire, which was pretty easy to shape into a nice circle.  I used the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cartridge to cut out the little box.  Have a great holiday everyone! 
Supplies:  Country Charm Collection- Superstar (1511), Weekend Fun (1515), Tiny Floral Border (1513), Floral Field (1507); Sweet Tooth Collection- Sour Cherry (1559); Bonjour Collection- Paris Je T'aime (1541), Cafe Mosaic (1537), Les Fleurs (1538)
Tegan Skwiat GCD Studios DT, 2012 GCD Studios Layout Gal

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


Good Tuesday morning everyone!  I am excited to share today's card with you all!  I made it using mostly The Paper Bakery's December Kit called Pay Day.  Be sure to check it out!  It is full of versatile papers and embellishments! 

I trimmed the chevron ribbon as thin as I could to make tassels!

And I made this little banner tag from the strip of bar code paper that we usually trim off our papers and throw away.  The collection is called "The Good Life" so I had to use that piece SOMEWHERE on one of my projects! 

Thanks so much for joining me today!  Hope you have a great Tuesday!
And hope you are ready for Christmas~ ( I certainly am WAY behind!  LOL)
~Tegan   :D

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Happy Birthday!

Well, my birthday isn't until next week, but I really want to share this birthday card with you!
I was inspired by the recent pie chart trend~  I love that it has three birthday greetings in one!

The papers I used are from the GCD Studios Splendor Collection~ I absolutely love the vintage feel of this line.  Thanks for stopping by today everyone~ have a great day!
~Tegan  :)

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The layout inspired by gift wrap

Good Tuesday everyone!  Hope you all are in the holiday spirit!  I certainly was while creating this layout- can you tell?   It reminds me of a Christmas present!  Ooooh!  I love Christmas presents!

Oh it even has a gift tag!

I love these little alpha stickers!

Oh and look at that cute little tree! 

All of this goodness comes from The Paper Bakery's November Kit called Street Lamp! You will want to snatch one up before it is too late!  It is fabulous!

Oh and one more thing- I have a teaser of what's in store for The Paper Bakery's December kit!
Just a tiny peek is all I can show right now!

Have a fantastic day everyone!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Washi tape flowers

Hope everyone is in the holiday spirit! Today I am sharing a super fun gift card holder.  I am also going to show you how to make the washi tape flower I put on it.  Washi tape is so versatile!

And how do you make the washi tape flower you ask? 
1) Start by cutting a circle about 3 1/2" wide.

2)  Cut the entire circle into a spiral.
3)  Cover the entire spiral with short pieces of washi tape.  Pieces do not have to be perfect.
4) Once the spiral is covered with washi tape, curl it into a flower shape.  Put liquid adhesive on the underside of the spiral and reshape back into a flower.  You may have to hold it a few minutes while the adhesive dries.
5)  And the completed flower!  I stuck a brad in the center of mine.

All of these items came from The Paper Bakery's November scrapbook kit.  It is great and you can grab yours HERE!!    Until next time....      
~Tegan  :D

Monday, December 3, 2012

Check this out!

Good day everyone! Today I want to share with you all the fabulous new online GCD Studios magazine! You will want to read it from cover to cover- it is amazing!  It will definately put you in the holiday spirit!


Open publication - Free publishing - More art

Have a great day everyone!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Favorite Christmas Recipes

Hello everyone! It's Tegan here and what better way to celebrate the holidays than with a recipe mini album!   This little cookbook is made with pockets for index cards so I can just take out the recipe I am working on ~ no need to worry about getting sticky fingers all over the album!  It would also make a great gift too!

Here are the pages~ every Christmas cookbook needs a little gingerbread man, right?! 
Page 1

Page 2

Page 3

Page 4

Page 5
Page 6
 I used the George and Basic Shapes Cricut cartridge to make the base of the album and the other shapes I made using the From My Kitchen cartridge.   Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope I have inspired you and not just made you hungry for gingerbread cookies!  Have a great day!
SuppliesCountry Charm Collection- Country Bloom (1505), Weekend Fun (1515), Handycraft (1508), Tiny Floral Border (1513), Super Star (1511), Picnic Blanket (1509); Bonjour Collection-Butterfly Flutter (1536), Paris Je T'Aime (1541), Les Fleurs (1538); Oh Happy Day Collection- Meagan (1770); Flower Child Collection- Swirling (1648)
Tegan Skwiat GCD Studios DT, 2012 GCD Studios Layout Gal

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A Christmas mini

Hi everyone!  I know Thanksgiving is tomorrow, but I am sooooo ready for Christmas!  I love Christmas!  The colors, the shopping, the wrapping!  But before I get ahead of myself, let me wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!   But to get you in the Christmas mood- here is a little tag album mini I created with The Paper Bakery's November Scrapbook Kit!  It has a great combination of Christmas scrappy-goodness in it!  You can check it out HERE if you'd like!  :)  It is called Street Lamp- how fun!

And the inside pages!  :)
And last pages
Hope you have enjoyed my mini album!  Have a Happy Turkey Day tomorrow!
~Tegan   :)


Friday, November 16, 2012

Some crafty gift wrapping

Hello everyone!  Today I want to share some crafty gift wrapping with all of you!  I used American Crafts Fifth and Frolic- I absolutely adore it and I hope you do too! 

And a couple of close ups!

Thanks for joining me today!  Hope everyone is getting ready for the upcoming holidays!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A Home is Built with....

Love & Dreams, of course!  Good morning and I hope everyone is staying safe and out of the storm.  Today I am sharing a layout I made using The Paper Bakery's October Kit Welcome Home.  It is amazing and the colors are so yummy!  And versatile too.  You will not want to miss out on these!

I doubled the washi tape so that it wasn't sticky and made banners out of it...
Just look at these great embellishments!
Thanks for stopping by everyone~  Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A Simple Thanks

Good Tuesday morning!  Today I want to show you the card I made with the beautiful American Crafts 5th and Frolic paper.... I just love this patterned paper.  I usually don't make cards this simple, but I think this card is simply perfect.  I used the paper and stickers from The Paper Bakery's October kit called Welcome Home. It is a great kit and you can buy one HERE. 

And here is a look into how I created the card~
Step #1-  Poke a hole in the middle of the "V".
Step #2~ Start from the back so the ends can't be seen.
Step #3~  Pull the floss over the paper and adhere using a very thin line of liquid adhesive.
Step #4~ Adhere the ends to the back of the card.
Thanks for stopping by everyone!
If you are loving American Crafts new 5th and Frolic line,
you will also love The Paper Bakery Kit Club's main kit~
This super cute canvas banner
Here is a sneak peek



Thursday, October 18, 2012

Today & Always

Good morning everyone!  Today a want to show you a layout I made using American Crafts' 5th & Frolic line.  It is beautiful! I just can not get enough of it! The patterns are great and the colors are delicious!   The Paper Bakery Kit Club has a great kit that includes lots of 5th & Frolic~ You can pick it up HERE.  You don't want to miss out - I am sure these kits will go fast since they are filled with cuteness!  

And don't be afraid to cut pieces out of the pattern~
And look at these great alphas that are included in the kit~ They fit perfectly on the word pattern of a paper included in the kit as well!
Hope you were inspired today!
Until next time~
Tegan  :)

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Check this out!

Hi everyone!  I hope you are enjoying the cool fresh fall air~ it definately puts me in the mood for Halloween and Thanksgiving!   If you are like me- you will LOVE this month's issue of The Paper Cut by GCD Studios!  All of the issues are great, but I would say that this is their best issue yet!


Open publication - Free publishing - More art

Be sure to visit the GCD Studios blog HERE for the chance to win a great prize pack!  The papers are gorgeous in person!  Swoon!
 Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Because there is no place like home

Hello everyone and happy Tuesday! Today I want to share with you a super cute tag I made using The Paper Bakery Kit Club's October Kit called Welcome Home.  You can sign up now to make sure you receive this kit.  Full release is coming soon!  It is filled with the brand new and fabulous American Crafts 5th and Frolic and Ready Set Go.  You will not want to miss this one!  The color palette is so yummy and the sticker book that is included is jam-packed with cute stickers!

Check out this adorable house paper! I just HAD to cut out the windows with my exacto knife and add curtains!  And see the cool lightbulb washi tape at the bottom of the tag?  I folded a long strip  in half (sticky sides together) and ruffled it before adhering it to give it dimension.

I also fussy cut out one of the lightbulbs from the washi tape and flipped it upside down for the body on the butterfly.

Thanks again for joining me today everyone!  I hope you have enjoyed my little "homestyle" tag.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Halloween is just around the corner!

Hello everyone!   Today I am super excited because I get to share some Halloween goodness with you~ I absolutely LOVE Halloween!  And since I love handing out Halloween treats to my friends and family, these little potion bottle treasures are perfect!   You could also just use them as decorations.  But just a warning- your family will want to eat all of the candy out of the bottles because they are so cute!

                                 Which one is your favorite?  I can't decide!

The Labels & Tags paper from the GCD Studios Splendor collection has some great labels and such for making these potion bottles.  And Halloween is still a few weeks away~ you have plenty of time to make some for yourself!  I recently found the bottles in the glass section of my local craft store.  Have a great day!
GCD Supplies~
Flower Child: Striking Stripe (1647)
Sweet Tooth: Peppermint Plaid (1558)
Splendor: Labels & Tags (1679)
Country Charm: Super Star (1511), Cherry Pie (1554)
Oh Happy Day: Chloe (1766), Priscila (1968), Amber's Avenue (1774)
Storybook: Chalkboard (1737)