Friday, September 26, 2014

Time for the Scrap Your Stash Hop!

Practical Scrappers Blog Hop time!  Start at the Practical Scrappers site, and hop on thru to see amazing ways to use your stash!  You should have hopped here from Sandy.

This month my LO is using Doodlebug to capture Graduation memories:

A sweet simple LO to remember an important day!  I used banners along the bottom edge and tied it up with Trendy Twine....a perfect finishing touch.

Next up on your journey.....inspiration from Alison....you can find her HERE.

If you did happen upon the hop, make sure you start from the beginning HERE.  And if you are lost, here is the complete list:


Practical Scrappers http://practicalscrappers.blogspot.com
Wendi http://scrappydayinparadise.blogspot.com/2014/09/love-practical-scrappers-use-your-stash.html
Cathy http://alteredplayground.blogspot.com

Christine http://scrappingwithchristine.blogspot.com/2014/09/scrapping-our-stash-blog-hop-september.html
Suzanna  http://lifestrivialities.typepad.com/
Cheryl http://patchesandscraps.blogspot.com
Sandy http://itsafamilyaffairwithscrappynana.blogspot.ca/
Laura http://scrapaddict4life.blogspot.com/
Alison http://alisondaydesigns.com/

Thanks for hoppin' by, and check back in the next couple of days I'm having a giveaway!!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Creepy, Crawly Halloween

I've already said how much I love Halloween crafting.....I've got so many project to share....been crafting up a storm!  Here are a couple of cards I made using The Rubber Cafe' Creative Cafe' Kit of the Month for September:


This creepy cutie is made using Doodlebug's Ghouls & Goodies.  The spider is made using two circle punches and a bit of seam binding.  For a tutorial, check out my post over at The Rubber Cafe' blog HERE.

Just for fun, I'm also posting another card I made using the kit, it's all about a Happy "Howl-O-Ween":


Details on how to's for this card are over at The Rubber Cafe' blog as well....find them HERE.

Thanks for stoppin' by today.....check back soon ;)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Wow....time flies! Time for Halloween!

I must say, I've never had a huge lull like this one on my blog!  If you've been a faithful blog watcher....I apologize....and keep watching.....I'm going to have some fun giveaways coming up soon!  So make sure you come back often! 

For today....I'm starting to share some of the goodies I've been crafting away at....just haven't had the time to post anything!  Here's my first share.....a sweet little Halloween block decor project that I made using Teresa Collins and Unique Laser Designs (ULD) pieces:



The pumpkin is painted with acrylic paint, I used a sponge brush and pounced the paint on to get a textured look and then stamped over it with Memento Luxe ink and a stamp from The Rubber Cafe':

And side two:


I used the negative space of the pumpkin faces from ULD on this side.

Side 3:

The little pumpkins are painted with orange, and brushed with Black Soot Distress Ink and accented with some Trendy Twine.

Side 4:


And the top accented with gears from ULD:

The gears were painted with chalkboard paint, then brushed (and wiped mostly off) Brushed Pewter Distress Stain.

Thanks for stoppin' today....remember to check back soon....giveaways coming soon!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Sharing Favorites, Glitter, Paint and The Beach

This Friday....no Favorites for the Scrap it Girl site....but I do have a few faves of my own.  Fridays are often blog post day for me....and this week is no exception.  I'm a little late with my post because of extra hours at work, but better late than never right?

First up, a LO I created for my first post as a designer for Unique Laser Designs:


Very excited to be a part of this team!  And the gorgeous wood embellishments are so amazing!  Love the details!  You can find my post and more details about how I created the LO HERE.

Second, it's all about the Gold n' Glitz.....The Rubber Cafe's latest and greatest KOTM:



Gold mirror cardstock, MME embellishments, and this sweet berry branch tamp.....and using Scrap Happy Glue to add glittery glitz!  So many goodie in the kit!  Check the post with details and instruction HERE.

Thanks for stoppin' by today.....and sharing a few faves.....so what are some of your favorite crafty creations?

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Today is Independence Day!!

Ok, yes, it's not the ACTUAL 4th of July....haha....but it's my Independence Day from a couple of crazy weeks!  Had family members in the hospital, road trips, and work, work, working at the liquidation sale at the LSS I work for!  Sooooo glad to have a few days off to craft (ok, and MAYBE get my guys some clean laundry....lol).

So in the hip-hip-hoooooooray of it all, here are a couple of July projects I can now share since they've been posted on the sites I created them for:


And next up this patriotic frame/home decor project:



And I've shared this one, but will do it again because it fits so well:




Doodlebug's Patriotic Parade was used for all three projects.  Also used American Crafts chalkboard paint (the frame and the jar) and POW glitter paper (card).  The WRMK flower punch board for the flowers, and most of the embellishments are Doodlebug....the "Happy" on the frame is from Unique Laser Designs.

Thanks for stoppin' today....share a little Independence Day with me today.....enjoy some creative time this weekend.....we all need a little independence!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Arrows and Numbers: Scrap It Girl Challenge Time!

Who's up for the challenge?  Over at Scrap It Girl, the August challenge has started!  Make any project using arrows or numbers!

This time I did a LO using the new Echo Park Walking on Sunshine collection:


The colors are bright, fun, and perfect for our beach trip....it's all pics of my guys fishing on the pier.....definitely "The Boys of Summer".

Lots of arrows too:



And here is the summer fun prize up for grabs:


C'mon over and link up....join us for the August Challenge!  You can find all the info and linky on the Scrap It Girl site HERE.

Thanks for stoppin' by....soooooo busy making projects (I made TWENTY last week!) and working on moving the LSS I work at....fun, fun, fun ahead, so keep checking in!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Christmas in July Blog Hop: Practical Scrappers

Hi all!  Time for the monthly blog hop, and this month it's all about Christmas in July!  You should have hopped from Marcia's blog, and if you need to start at the beginning....hop on over to the Practical Scrappers blog HERE.

I've whipped up a few gift bag/tag sets using some Heidi Swapp and Teresa Collins from my stash:



And one more:


And a couple cute tag close ups....Tag #1:



And Tag #2:



Some of my favorite embellishments to match any holiday theme, are twine, and glitter!

Thanks for hopping with us this weekend!  Remember to continue on to Suzanna's blog for even more Christmas in July inspiration!

Entire hop list:
 
Practical Scrappers http://practicalscrappers.blogspot.com
Marcia http://www.onescrapatatime-bymumsie.blogspot.com/
Laura http://scrapaddict4life.blogspot.com/
Suzanna  http://lifestrivialities.typepad.com/
Christine http://scrappingwithchristine.blogspot.com
Alison  http://alisondaydesigns.com/
Ruth  http://paperandmusings.wordpress.com/
Lee-Anne http://lee-annelovethejourney.blogspot.com
Cheryl http://patchesandscraps.blogspot.com
Kelly Jean www.kelsterjean.com
Kristy http:// alwaysaworldaway.blogspot.com
Brenda http://simplybrenhavingfun.blogspot.com/
Majken  http://chocoscrapaholic.blogspot.com/
Lyne HTTP://LYNNSEVERYDAYIDEAS.BLOGSPOT.COM
Jennifer http://livethemoment-jen.blogspot.com
Wendy C www.stampingrules.com