Friday, July 26, 2013

Practical Scrappers Blog Hop

Hi there, and welcome to the next stop on the Practical Scrappers Specialty Team hop!!  If you hopped here from Charity's blog, you are on the right track!  If you stumbled into the hop....make sure you pop over to Practical Scrappers to start from the beginning and complete all the stops....many prizes along the way, including a $25 gift certificate from Scrapbook Pal over at the Practical Scrappers blog (see details below).

Hope you are enjoying all these inspiring chevron projects!  I've got a couple of fun projects to share with you!  My first is this printer's tray made using the BoBunny Key Lime collection:


 If you haven't tried making a home decor piece like this....give it a try....they are so fun to
do!  And this collection is perfect for our chevron's got a great chevron print on
many of the papers, journal boxes and chipboard as you see on this project!  I'm lovin'
the chevron trend....aren't you?

Here are a couple of close ups of the tray: 

Here's the upper right the mix of chip, brads and die cuts....easy to mix and
match for a great embellishment!

Here's the bottom left corner....all kinds of embellishments happening....brads, chip,
stickers, and those colorful chevron accents--even on the chipboard pieces, and you
can see where I split one of the larger journal boxes into 2 and used it on each side
of a photo....a fun way to frame something when you are doing a printers tray:

And finally the bottom right accents attached right to the tray to give it
more depth and texture:

My next project is a simple little card.....using these sah-weet chipboard chevrons from these things!

I made it using thinned black paint and a foam brush to splatter the kraft cardstock,
then painted the chipboard chevrons black.  The circles were punched from the
Fancy Pants Park Bench paper with a 1&1/4" Creative Memories punch.  The
words are from the FP sticker sheet from Park Bench as well.  The Rubber Cafe'
Scrap Happy Glue holds it all in place!  Fun simple card!

So thanks for hopping by....and before I send you hopping along to Michelle's blog,
I need to mention my giveaway!  I'm giving one lucky winner this crafty goodness:

Kind of a fun mixed media prize pack....and there will be a few other small items in
there....I like to keep some of it a surprise!!  You need to leave a comment and make
sure you are a follower of my blog to win this great prize pack!

And remember, for the chance to win the big $25 gift certificate from Scrapbook Pal over
at Practical Scrappers you have to do any or all of the following:

1)Become a follower at Practical Scrappers
2)Like their facebook page
3)Like the Scrapbook Pal facebook page
4)Leave a comment on the Practical Scrappers blog HERE
And now....time to enjoy the rest of the hop....on to the next amazing creation over on
Michelle's blog.

And don't want you to miss anything so here is the complete line up:

 Practical Scrappers.....start here


  1. Oh wow Laura, this is stunning printers tray with beautiful summer colours and I am sure, preserving very special memories.
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  2. great projects!! Loving the printers tray!

  3. well you had me at Key Lime...then I just kept scrolling!!! Every amazing photo just made me happier. It was like eating a calorie free desert!!!

  4. I am in AWE of the surfing piece for the home
    Do you have an etsy shop?
    LOVELY work~

  5. LOOOOOOVE your printer's tray!! I might have to snag some of your elements! :) The card is super cute too!

  6. Super cute tray! Love all the little elements. I am a new follower.

  7. I haven't played with gelatos yet but they are intriguing. And METALLIC gelatos, no less. such fun!

  8. amazing tray and really cute card... fab use of chevrons

  9. Your Printer Tray is really cool, you should hang it in your boy's room.. That just gave me a idea... Thanks for sharing.

  10. Hey Laura! Like what you did with the paper and the boy's pictures from the shore. Cute box, I may do something like this with my Coke World pictures.

  11. Really like the card and all the black looks great

  12. Lovely card. Is the pattern paper from Fancy Pants park bench collection?

  13. Umwow chippies are awesome! I only have the confetti stars and the layered arrows, but I have so many on my list and she's local to me, so that's even better. Thanks for sharing your project, it came out great!