Friday, February 20, 2015

It's PAWESOME!!!

The Rubber Cafe' has a kit of the month for February that is indeed PAWESOME!!!  You can find the kit HERE.  And here is one of the cards I've made using the kit this month:



Yep....only a sneak peek!  If you'd like to see the card, step by step on how to make it....and so much more inspiration....head on over to The Rubber Cafe' BLOG today!!

Thanks for stoppin' by today....it's been a tough February in our household....sickness all around....so glad we are finally on the mend, and we can't WAIT for SPRING!!!! 

Monday, February 2, 2015

February 2015: It's a Challenge!

February in the Midwest carries it's own challenges....like 19" of snow yesterday.....lol!  But it's time for a new challenge of the month over at Scrap It Girl!  This month we have a recipe challenge for you....use Blue, Arrows, and a Number on your page/project.

Here's a little inspiration to get you started:



Nothing like dreaming about the beach in the cold, cold winter months!  Had a lot of fun creating during the Super Bowl (since my Packers were out *pout*).  Was great to get some ink, paint, distress playtime!!  And breaking open my hoarded packages of UmWow Studio and 7 Dots Destination Unknown made it better yet!  Love these!

Thanks for stoppin' today, and remember to link up over at Scrap It Girl on THIS POST.  A great prize pack this month too:


Lots of time....you have until the end of February to enter....so get out that stash and get creating!

Supplies Used:
UmWow Studio Destination Unknown Collection (chip, flair, stickers, tags, punch outs, mask)
7 Dots Destination Unknown Paper Collection
Tim Holtz Distress Ink--Black Soot
Tim Holtz Distress Paint--Antique Linen, Pumice Stone
Tim Holtz Perfect Pearls Mist--Biscotti
Dyan Revealy Dylusions Mist--Black Marble
Rope string--from stash

Friday, January 30, 2015

Scrap Your Stash Blog Hop January 2015!!

 

 
Welcome to the first Scrap Your Stash Blog Hop of the New Year!!  Wow, do we have an amazing line up of inspiration....so get ready to dig out that stash and get crafting!  You have hopefully hopped here from Charity's Blog and if you need to start from the beginning....that's Cathy's Blog HERE.

Wintertime here in the Midwest is a great time to get creative....it's too cold to be outside!!  So here's a fun winter home decor project I created with the Doodlebug Frosty Friends collection:



Love all the embellishments with this collection....the twine, the mini clothespins, the stickers, the sprinkles....makes it easy to craft up some winter cuteness--here's a couple of closer pics:
 

Love the little mitten stickers and snow globe:


And even though it's "old school" still love tearing paper....makes a great base for a wintery scene:


Thanks for hopping along today!  And still plenty of inspiration to be found....time to hop on over to Sandy's Blog to check out all the amazing over there!! 

Lost?  Or need the starting point?  Here ya go:

Cathy http://alteredplayground.blogspot.com/
Juliana http://www.17turtles.com
Charity http://menemenetekeluniversity.blogspot.com/

Laura http://scrapaddict4life.blogspot.com/
Sandy http://itsafamilyaffairwithscrappynana.blogspot.ca/
Christine http://scrappingwithchristine.blogspot.com
Alison http://alisondaydesigns.com/
Wendi http://scrappydayinparadise.blogspot.com
Suzanna  http://lifestrivialities.typepad.com/

Wendy C www.stampingrules.com
Monica http://scrapinspired.com/
Kristy http://alwaysaworldaway.blogspot.com
Jennifer http://livethemoment-jen.blogspot.com
Majken  http://chocoscrapaholic.blogspot.com
Kim http://rydenkim.blogspot.com/

Friday, January 23, 2015

New Year's Resolutions.....NOT!

I'm not a fan of resolutions.....they seem so easy to break and then feel bad about.....so I'm on track this year to just take one step at a time to be a healthier me....eat better, exercise more, relax more!  I've made a little tracker for this using some fun Fancy Pants Designs and stamps from The Rubber Cafe' KOTM for January:



See the chalkboard washi along the bottom edge?  I can write with chalk to change my goals as I go....and the last page is about remembering to take some me time....something easy to forget sometimes.

Want to see more?  All the details and a written tutorial are over at The Rubber Cafe' blog.

Thanks for stoppin' by....it's gonna be a GREAT 2015!!

Friday, January 9, 2015

New at The Rubber Cafe': January KOTM

Happy Friday!!!  TGIF!!!  Hope everyone has some crafty fun time worked into their plans this weekend!  I'm working this weekend, but it's at the LSS, and we have a crop....so work seems like play!  Love it!  It's time for a new kit over at The Rubber Cafe' and I'm up over there with some inspiration!  I'm a huge fan of cute little coffee cups....and sequins!  And best yet....Fancy Pants Designs....yep, you'll find them all in this kit!  Here's a little peek for ya:


Want to see more....and all the details on how to create this card?  You know the place....over at The Rubber Cafe'....you can find the post HERE.

Thanks for stoppin' by today....have a creative weekend!

Friday, January 2, 2015

January Challenge Time: Snowflakes!

Over at Scrap It Girl we are rolling out the New Year with a great challenge!  Share your projects with snowflakes!  We've got some inspiration over on the blog and make sure to link up your projects HERE.

I was inspired by some new Tim Holtz and Prima goodies, to create this tag:



The soft sweater pattern in the background is from a Tim Holtz stencil and Picket Fence Distress Spray, and the blue is Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean Inks blended together.

The Prima girl is layered by stamping on blue cardstock, Doodlebug paper, and AC glitter paper.  Queen and Co. rhinestones, and Doodlebug twine, Sprinkles and clothespins, and a bit of DCWV burlap paper add fun touches.  And I added some baubles and bling with Tim Holtz goodies too.


Here in Illinois....we are getting ready for our first real snowy weather this weekend.....this tag is the glittery pretty winter wonderland I'd prefer!  

Thanks for stoppin' by today....remember to join us over at Scrap It Girl!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

New Year, New Team....Ringing in the New with Paper House!

Happy New Year--Happy 2015 everyone!!  My year has started with a bang!!  I'm excited to announce that I'm joining an amazing group of ladies over at Paper House as a 2015 Design Team member!!


They have so many exciting collections coming for CHA 2015!!!  I feel truly blessed and I'm looking forward to a fantastic 2015 as a part of this team!