Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Is It Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas?

It is at The Scrappy Shack! They have all kinds of seasonal die cuts in the store, including this fun All I Want For Christmas diecut. It is actually an entire circle, but I cute off part of it so that it would fit onto my paper holder. I plan to hang this up for Christmas cards this year. Ours generally just end up piled up on the counter, so although I got a WEE bit crazy with the bright colors, shiny stuff and stickers on this project :-), I think it'll do the card holding job just fine! (Papers, gems, sequins, stickers are Doodlebug and the paper holder is Creative Imaginations.)

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Scrap Within Reach - Carnival Ride

Here is another fun new line from Scrap Within Reach - Carnival Ride. I love the stickers that are with this line! Here are a few cards I made and I hope to have a layout or two to share with you soon. (Buttons are Jillibean and gems are Darice/Kaisercraft). This is a quick post as I need to go drop Emma off at a school thingy. Have a nice weekend!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Some Spooky Die Cuts from The Scrappy Shack - BOO!

Here are some Halloweeny type things I made last weekend while cropping with my sisters. These all use the Halloween Die Cut Frames from The Scrappy Shack. They are available in any color! On this one I even recycled a bit. The green dotted and spiderweb papers, are actually packaging from some Making Memories sticker packages. And I'm a girl that loves my gems, so I added a few to jazz things up.
This one I may have gotten a "little" crazy with the Doodlebug glitter. I honestly am still wearing some of that glitter! As if the glitter didn't make it sparkly enough, I added some bling.

I generally don't make a lot of tags, but I thought these frames were the perfect size for that. I used Scenic Route papers and some Making Memories stickers.

GIVEAWAY! I wanted to remind everyone that The Scrappy Shack is giving away 20 die cuts at the end of September, so be sure to stop by their blog to get your name entered!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Scrap Within Reach - Paper Boy

I am loving Paper Boy! I love the colors and also those cute little bikes that were just asking to be fussy cut! Also love the stickers that came with the line. Here are a few things I made this weekend while at a crop. The paper holder is Creative Imaginations. I made one for Emma last month, so to be fair I made one for Parker this month :-)
Look for a couple more of my Paper Boy cards in upcoming issues of Cards and Paper Creations as well!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Midnight Oil Scrapbook Designs Stick Ons

I am a flower nut when it comes to scrapbooking. (Real flowers though are another story. I hate to garden and I can't seem to keep the houseplants alive either). When deciding what project to work on this month, these Flower Garden Stick Ons immediately caught my eye. These were extremely easy to use and when I decided I didn't want the flowers straight up and down, I curved the stems without any problem. I also added a chipboard circle and pearls to their centers. Although I chose not to alter the color on these, you can easily use alcohol inks, pens, paints or markers to change their color and appearance. I even have 2 left over for another project!

This is a picture of me and my daughter Emma (who just turned 7 last week) this summer at her first concert - Taylor Swift and Keith Urban. She loved it and stayed awake almost the entire time!

(This was my monthly post over at the Midnight Oil Scrapbook Designs blog today. The papers used were Pink Paislee Vintage Moon and ABC stickers, brads & ribbons were also Pink Paislee.)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sugar Canisters Can Be Moxie Fab!

I made this for Cath's Around the House Challenge over at the Paper Crafts Moxie Fab blog. You have until Monday, September 21st at midnight to enter. I reached for my Cosmo Cricket Early Bird papers and this cute little sugar canister. I used my Martha Stewart punch to make the fun edge on the right and my EK Success punch to make the edge on the left.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Bee Mine??

It's September so it makes perfect sense I'm sharing some Valentine's things with you right? These were made for some recent calls, but did not get the love. I did get some other things picked up though, so that's always fun. I have actually been creating quite a bit lately, but most I can't share. I've been asked to create a bunch of cards for a magazine and along with some DT stuff that I can't share yet, it's leaving my blog arsenal pretty slim right now. I guess it's a good problem to have :-)

The top two projects are using the We R Memory Keepers Heart Attack line. The chipboard heart is from Making Memories, pearls are Queen and Co, heart gems are Martha Stewart and tiny gems are Darice. As I look at this pictures, now I remember why I hadn't posted them on the blog yet. I took the photos inside at night...note to self... resnap outside and update the blog!
The other card is made with some Reminisce papers, K and Company sentiment, Hero Arts pearl hearts and Martha Stewart heart stickers.

Some other misc. to share:
  • Don't forget about the giveaway over at The Scrappy Shack - how would you like to win 20 free die cuts? You can also get a free die cut with your order.
  • There is also a giveaway going on this week of a fun project kit over at Creative Cuts and More. It's a super cute Halloween Haunted House kit!
  • Creatively Green was featured over on Scrap Scene this week. There is a lot going on at CG this month including challenges and new product in the store, so be sure to check it out.
  • And the biggest little Emma turned 7!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Some Attempts At Stamping...

If you were to look at my stamp stash, you would think I was someone who actually stamps and knows what they are doing! I am trying to use more of my tools/products that I found pretty enough to buy, but intimidated to use. On this card I went mostly Jillibean Soup - Lentil papers, Home Tweet Home stamps, Alphabeans stickers and Bean Stalks twine. To make the grass, I stamped part of the tree tops. To make the trees, I did the same and stamped onto different patterned papers and then fussy cut.

On this card I used The Paper Company papers and stamps. I found this cute Woodland line at Archiver's. Sorry I can't seem to find a link to these papers on the web.

Coolness! These got a BOB (Best of Blogosphere) mention over at Card of the Week.

Monday, September 7, 2009

The Scrappy Shack is Moxie Fab!

I thought the Doodlebug Christmas pack would be perfect for the different Christmas Card Challenges going on over at the Moxie Fab blog. Last week I received a variety of die cuts from The Scrappy Shack including these gorgeous Holiday Frames (available in any color and size) that I thought they also went pefectly with this line. The little brown clay Rudolph is from Creatively Green's Reindeer Fun Trio that I received as one of my prizes last month from ScrapNWin. I'm terrible at categorizing my creations - I would say they all fall under Fun and Cute, the Reindeer card has a hint of Classy and Elegant/Clean and Graphic and even the presents card has a bit of Clean and Graphic too? Help!
P.S. Don't forget about the die cut giveaway over at The Scrappy Shack :-)

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Scrapbook Trends Sketch Challenge

For some reason I'm getting an error when I try to get into the Scrapbook Trends blog to link up the sketch picture and post, but Jennifer posted a sketch to use for a layout or card so I decided to give it a try. I used the Chatterbox Together line from That Scrappy Girl on this card and am a little bummed that I'm almost out of the felt embellies now :-( Also used a sentiment sticker from Bazzill and Karen Foster.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

1 Felt Purse, 2 People, 3 Different Ways

*Purse removed for publication in the February/March 2010 issue of Simply Handmade.*

Parker is at a friend's house today and poor Miss Emma is bored, so I got out these felt purses for us to decorate. I snagged these for pennies on clearance awhile ago. I love picking up fun little things on the cheap. Here are the two that I decorated. I used Queen and Company and Buttons and More felt flowers, some Mark Richards pearls and MAMBI gems.

Here is Emma's take on her purse. I am digging it! After I snapped the picture she added felt flowers to the handles. I wish I'd have thought to do that to mine!

Friday, September 4, 2009

A Mish Mash of Jillibean Soup

I sat down to make a card and a layout happened instead. Happy accident! I used a variety of Jillibean Soup lines on this layout - Lentil, Cream of Mushroom, Talk Soup and Minestrone. I love that you can use the different lines together. I was really trying to stick a sprout somewhere on here, but I lost. I used some Alphabeans for the title. All of these products can be found at That Scrappy Girl for purchase if you are interested. I even used another of my Happy Bingo Cards from ShopMyKI that I won at ScrapNWin last month. I am not always good at journaling (because I hate my handwriting) and I even did that on this layout too!

I also wanted to share the kit That Scrappy Girl has available this month - the Alphabet Soup Kit. LOTS of Jillibean!

Alphabet Soup Kit Includes:
2 ground round - Jillibean Soup
2 hot water - Jillibean Soup
2 vegetable juice - Jillibean Soup
2 mixed veggies - Jillibean Soup
2 alphabet pasta - Jillibean Soup
2 beef bouillon - Jillibean Soup
2 brilliant white scallop - Bazzill Basics
2 pinecone - Bazzill Basics
2 festive - Bazzill Basics
2 sour apple - Bazzill Basics
2 fireheart - Bazzill Basics
2 festive - just the edge strips - Bazzill Basics (varies by kit)
Assortment Brads/Buttons - Basic Grey (varies by kit)
Metal Rimmed Tags - Chatterbox (varies by kit)
Scarlet Blackboard - Cosmo Cricket
Foam Stickers - white - Thickers
Clear Cuts Word Stickers - School - Little Yellow Bicycle

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Some Simple Shares

Here are a couple more things I made at last Saturday's crop. I made this layout in a few minutes after spending WAY too long (hours....) on the Concert layout on an earlier post. It's another picture from her dance recital this Spring. I printed all kinds of pictures, so'll probably see more of the pink and white polka dotted outfit! Papers are Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday available from That Scrappy Girl. And of course I had to add some gems! I scrap in both 8 1/2 x 11 and 12x12. I eventually put my layouts in 3 ring binders so you can mix sizes easily. When I only have one picture I want to scrap, sometimes a 12x12 seems like way too much surface area to decorate.

Also made a quick and easy wedding card using some Cosmo Cricket, October Afternoon and Making Memories Mini Alphas.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Scrappy Shack Birthday Special - and Giveaway!

I was excited last month to be invited to join the team at The Scrappy Shack. I love to use detailed die cuts and lace papers on my projects, so this is a good fit for me. I shared some of my creations on a post earlier this month and have more ideas brewing, so should be posting some more shares soon. In honor of her birthday, Lori is hosting a promotion in her etsy store. If you order the Happy Birthday Lace, you get a free alphabet frame (just like the die cut I used on this card - they come in a variety of colors). Not only is there a promotion, but also a giveway - 20 free die cuts of your choice! Go over and check out her blog, for all of the details.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Moxie Fab Christmas Creations

Here are a few Christmasy creations for the contest going on over at the Moxie Fab blog. I used My Mind's Eye papers and think this would fall under the Vintage and Shabby contest.

I used Scenic Route papers on this card. On the trees I cut out extra trees, traced the detail on the tree with my glue pen, applied glitter and used pop dots to give the card some dimension. Because of the shiny glitter and gems, I'm think this falls best into the Classy and Elegant contest.

*This will be featured in Scrapbook Trends Create issue - Winter 2010*

I used Bo Bunny papers on the red gift set and We R Memory Keepers (flocked) papers on the blue gift set. I would say these both probably go under the Classy and Elegant contest, although the distressed papers on the blue set also give a vintagey feel.

My Noodle

Noodle is one of the many nicknames I call Emma. I also shorten it to "Nood", and I'm sure some people that hear me think...what did she just say? Here is she all gussied up in her recital costume with her makeup and hair done. She is a bit of a tomboy, so the hair and makeup were no small feat! The lighting is a little off in the picture, but you know what...that's ok! I just love her cheesey grin in this picture.

(This layout originally was not on white paper, but I put against it to take the picture and kind of like it with the white too).

Papers/Frame Die Cut/ABC stickers: Pink Paislee
Chipboard Flower Sticker: K and Company
Paper Frills (pink): Doodlebug
Rubons (birds): Glitz Designs (I absolutely love these birds. But I wouldn't let myself hoard)
Size: 10x10 without mounting on white background