Friday, June 27, 2014

Scrap Your Stash Blog Hop--June and FTF!!

Hey all!  Are you hop, hop, hoppin' along?  Enjoying the awesome inspiration?  So fun to use up that stash!  If you hopped here from Cheryl's blog, you are right on track!  Want to start at the beginning?  Pop over to the Practical Scrapper blog HERE.

I'm using up some fun October Afternoon Cakewalk birthday stash today:


Here are a couple of close ups:


Have you tried using straws or some of the pretty colored doilies out now?  They are a fun accent, especially for a birthday page!


I also love using journal boxes as accents too....they tuck into a design to add a little extra something.

Thanks for hopping by today!  Next stop on your hop is Deborah's blog.  Hop on over to see the fun inspiration waiting for you over there!

PS: Just as a reminder....it's Friday so I'm up over at The Rubber Cafe'.....with a tutorial for a cute tie card for your favorite guy.  And also don't forget it's Favorite Things Friday over at Scrap It Girl!  We are all sharing our favorite die over there today.  What's yours?

Hop List--in case you get lost:

Practical Scrappers http://practicalscrappers.blogspot.com
Audrey http://audreysreflection.blogspot.com/
Wendy C www.stampingrules.com
Erin http://girlpaperscissors.blogspot.com
Majken  http://chocoscrapaholic.blogspot.com/
Christine http://scrappingwithchristine.blogspot.com
Ruth  http://paperandmusings.wordpress.com/
Lee-Anne http://lee-annelovethejourney.blogspot.com
Bobbi http://vintagemusedesigns.blogspot.com/
Kerri http://kerrikr8tions.blogspot.com
Alison  http://alisondaydesigns.com/
Lisa http://www.snappinandscrappin.blogspot.com/
Cheryl http://patchesandscraps.blogspot.com
Laura http://scrapaddict4life.blogspot.com/
Deborah http://scrappinthelittlethings.blogspot.com/
Suzanna  http://lifestrivialities.typepad.com/

Friday, June 13, 2014

It's Time for a Few Faves!

Yep, it's that time....Favorite Things Friday!  If you stop over at Scrap It Girl, the entire team has shared their fave electric die cutter today.  You can link up for fun....we'd love to see your faves too! 

I like my Cricut, but love my Vagabond! 




Love the way it cuts and embosses my Tim Holtz dies....works for all type of dies and embossing folders....LOVE....and no cranking....DOUBLE LOVE!!! 

So let me know.....what is your favorite?

Monday, June 9, 2014

It's a Guy Thing

Do you have trouble making cards for the guys?  Having 3 of them in my house.....I've gotten a lot better at it!  I did want to share the new KOTM over at The Rubber Cafe'.....Let's Hear it for the Boys.  It's full of goodies that make guy cards a breeze.....and we have a month's worth of inspiration over on the blog HERE.  Here is a card I made with the kit:


If you'd like the details and measurements, you can find them on THIS POST.

Thanks for stoppin' by today....and "keep on truckin" by for more inspiration soon!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Challenge Time--Things With Wings

It's a new month, and you know what that means!!!  A new challenge over at Scrap It Girl!!  For the month of June, it's any project you can create using wings....so many possibilities!  I used the sweet Here and Now collection from Echo Park to create this Pop-Up box card....my first!



I used a tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers HERE.  I love that this particular card fits in a standard A2 size envelope....I used the altered instructions from the typical card (that takes a 5x9 env) to make this one.  Here it is closed up--yes I can't even resist decorating the entire outside....lol:


And here is the look when the top flaps are down if it's sent that way (and haha....do you notice the "change"?  Couldn't resist adding a little something more to the flap....thought it would be fun to leave the "before and after" pics:
 


Lots of "Things With Wings".....pretty butterflies flitting everywhere!

So are you up for the challenge this month?  Join us over at Scrap It Girl HERE to link up your projects with wings!  (PS a great prize pack this month too!)

Thanks for stoppin' by....have a great day!         

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Wedding Elegance with The Rubber Cafe' KOTM

If you haven't had a chance to pop over to The Rubber Cafe' and check out their kit of the month club....here's a little intro:


This was May's KOTM.  This is just a sneak of the goodies in this kit!  It also has a full size stamp set.  I created this card with the May kit....



These kits make creating so easy!  LOVE!  All the details and how to's for this card
are up over on The Rubber Cafe' Blog HERE.

What's coming up for June?  Well....."Let's Here it for the Boys"!!  Want to see the great goodies and stamps coming in the kit?  Check it out HERE.

These kits are full of FULL packs of most embellishments, yards of ribbon, twine, jute, or other goodies, a lot of fun things, like shaped paper clips, washi, and this month even action wobbles!  Best of all....you get a month's worth of FREE classes on the blog....all with detailed instructions on how to make cards and projects with the kit!  Can you tell I'm in love with these kits?

Thanks for stoppin' by today....and stop over to The Rubber Cafe' soon!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Scrap Your Stash Blog Hop--May Edition

 
 
Hi there!  I hope you just hopped here from Monica's Blog!!  If not, you may want to start the blog hop from the beginning (Of course you do....so much inspiration!)....it's right HERE on the Practical Scrappers site. 


Today, I'm gearing up for summertime scrapping with this beach LO using Teresa Collins Daily Stories:



I'm enjoying breaking open those hoarded packages of gorgeous chipboard and enamel embellishments!


I love adding texture with the chipboard, and the circles are cut from one of the papers in this collection:



Thanks for hoppin' with us today.....and it's time to just hop on over to Deborah's Blog!  And if you do get lost along the way, here is the complete list:


Practical Scrappers http://practicalscrappers.blogspot.com
Christine http://scrappingwithchristine.blogspot.com
Lee-Anne http://lee-annelovethejourney.blogspot.com
Melissa http://theprofoundbrunette.com
Bobbi http://vintagemusedesigns.blogspot.com/
Majken  http://chocoscrapaholic.blogspot.com/
Marcia  http://www.onescrapatatime-bymumsie.blogspot.com/
Suzanna  http://lifestrivialities.typepad.com/
Cheryl http://patchesandscraps.blogspot.com
Krissy http://krissyclarkmckee.blogspot.com
Wendi R  http://scrappydayinparadise.blogspot.com/
Erin http://girlpaperscissors.blogspot.com
Kelly www.kelsterjean.com
Monica http://scrapinspired.com
Laura http://scrapaddict4life.blogspot.com/
Deborah http://scrappinthelittlethings.blogspot.com/
Wendy C www.stampingrules.com

Monday, May 26, 2014

Graphic 45 in Bloom--and a GIVEAWAY!!

Happy Memorial Day everyone!!  And a big THANK YOU to all those who serve and protect our country!

I shared my Memorial Day project a few days ago, so today I have just a peek at another project:



Would you like to see more??  Head over to the Chicagoland Scrapbooker Blog....I'm over there today with this project, and even better....a GIVEAWAY!!!  A prize pack from Great Lakes Mega Meet!!  You can find the post HERE.

Thanks for stoppin' by today....hope you have a wonderful day!