Friday, March 28, 2014

Favorite Things Friday: Color and Style Edition--And a SALE!

Do you have a favorite color you use to create with?  I'm honestly not a huge fan of purple or yellow.....but I'll use both if the occasion arises (like Halloween!).  I've always been a fan of aqua and brown....just love that combo, which leads me to one of my favorite color palettes:

The blues, sandy brown, aqua, gray.....makes me think of the beach!

We are sharing our favorite colors today over at Scrap It Girl....come over and join us HERE

As for the "Style" part of Favorite Things Friday:

This stylin' card is full of Queen and Co. goodies, as well as the gorgeous stamps from The Rubber Cafe' taking center stage.  For details pop over to THIS POST.

And last but not least....did I say SALE???!!!!  Why yes I DID!!  And it is one amazing sale of some of the top sellers from The Rubber Cafe':

You can find the Sale HERE....on their Facebook page!  My favorite glue, and fun deals on stamp sets, even glitter!  It's going on all there is still time!

Thanks for stoppin' in today.....and tell me....what color inspires you in your crafting?  Share here, and remember you can link up a fun pic over at Scrap It Girl!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Swept Away....Craving Warmth, Sunshine and Waves!

Right about now....with another dusting of snow on the ground, I thought it would be the perfect time for a little summer vacation.  By The Sea from Graphic 45 inspired thoughts of days by the sea.....

So this LO comes with thoughts of warm sunshine, sea breezes, and sandy toes:

"Seaswept" LO by Laura Cox

A few close ups of the details:

The shells are fussy cut....the keyhole metal piece is also G45.  Goosebumps bling add a little sparkle.

The Pier 45 journal box is a perfect fit for our fishing off the pier....the ribbon reminds me of a fishing's held in place with Tiny Attacher staples.

Page Two:

Close Ups:

More fussy cutting here....a little distressing with the Tonic Distresser Tool and some Vintage Photo Ink (all edges were inked with this).....thought this beach rules sign fit the pic pretty good

A bit more of the netting ribbon....the seashell border is a Martha Stewart punch on cream cardstock. The postage stamp strip is from the border paper....always love a collection that includes those!

And a wee bit more fussy cutting....that to the beach sign looks so textured, so many details on these papers!

A final pic of the two page LO together....

Thanks for stoppin' by today.....hope you enjoyed a little "beach vacation" for the REAL thing!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Friday Favorites and a Floral Flip

Happy Friday Everyone!!  Today is a new Favorite Things Friday post.....catching up with last Friday's I'll post both my favorite re-purposed item in my craft room:

This was a great find--a granite shop sample cabinet....they were getting rid of it!  Looking forward to filling it up *wink*

And for this favorite place to scrap, my scrappy desk in my scrappy room:

Show us your work up over at Scrap It Girl--just for fun....and while you are there, don't forget our birthday challenge this can find it HERE--great prize pack for that one!

As for the "Floral Flip".....head on over to The Rubber Cafe'!  I'm up today with a flip card tutorial that will give you a jump start on spring!  You can find it HERE.  But here's a peek:

Thanks for stoppin' by today....take some creative time for'll be glad you did!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Inspiration Station Upcycled

For those of you that follow me on a regular know I am a huge fan of upcycling items into home decor.  This project was a magnetic display board headed for the trash....I snagged it, and it's now going to have a place in my scrap room as an inspiration board for ideas and a reminder to keep focused on the positive!

I'll have another post describing how the magnets were made (it's another cool upcycle!)....will be coming in the next week or two...gotta wait for the post on another blog ;)

Teresa Collins "Hello My Name Is" was the creative spark behind this project.  It was created using not only the papers, but the alpha sticker sheet, enamel dots and shapes, and gems.  Great embellishments to add the details:

Thanks for stoppin' by....and take a look around....what can find to upcycle and get creative with, today?

Monday, March 10, 2014

Thank You Teresa Collins!

What a wonderful weekend of crafting with Teresa Collins (thanks for 3 wonderful classes!) and meeting two of the uber talented and sweet gals from Practical Scrappers (and many other teams...hope to see you gals again soon Jennifer and Malika!).

I enjoyed creating so much with Teresa's new collections, here is another sweet little card:

The 6x6 pad is perfect for making cards....and the cute tag/journal box page makes it easy to put together some quick cards!  Teresa's washi tape, sequins and Stormy Trendy Twine add pretty details:

Thanks for stoppin' by today....more Teresa goodies to come....stay tuned for the Hello My Name Is collection creations!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Today Is The Day, The Rubber Cafe' AND Favorite Things Friday!

Wow....a lot going on today!  It's the first day of Teresa Collins' visit to Hannah's Home Accents in Antioch, IL!  Looking forward to creating the night away with some old and new friends!

Today is also my day up at The Rubber Cafe'!  We have a new kit called Friends Make The Best's shabby chic adorable and inspired me to make this distressed up beauty:

Wow I love this kit!  Full of sweet girlie papers and embellishments.  I am in love with this Bazzill Vintage Lace paper collection!!  You can find the full post with all the details on how I distressed the roses, ribbon and stamped pic HERE.

As for Favorite Things are my favorite "go-to" adhesives:

Absolutely love my Xyron Mega Runner!  And when I need the most powerful sticking's Scor-Tape all the way....use it on all my home decor projects! 

Remember we'd love to see what your favorite adhesive is....pop over to Scrap It Girl and share!

Well....better get a move on....busy day ahead!  Thanks for stoppin' by today....have a great crafty weekend!!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

More Stories to Share!

Yes, as someone that has boys as her scrapbook inspiration.....these pretty springtime colors are a nice change of pace.....really enjoyed making this card kit using Teresa Collin's Daily Stories....and here is the next peek:

This card I added a bit of Teresa's washi her designs!  All the little word/speech bubbles were fussy cut from one sheet of the paper pad with a bit of Stormy Trendy Twine as the finishing touch:

Thanks for stoppin' today.....more Teresa tomorrow....hope you are as inspired by her new collections as I am!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Today It's Daily Stories Because: Teresa Collins Is Coming!

So excited to take Teresa's classes this weekend over at Hannah's Home Accents in Antioch, IL!!  I've been having a great time working with her newest collections....we already have them stocked at the store!  This is the first card of 8 I made for a kit available for purchase over at Hannah's:

The papers and embellishments (the gorgeous sequins and journal boxes) are from Teresa's Daily Stories collection, just fresh off the presses from release at CHA in January!

Love the sherbert soft pretty colors! 

Thanks for stoppin' by today....will be sharing TC goodies the rest of the week....looking forward to Friday!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Na na na na na na....You Say It's Your Birthday!

It's time for a Birthday Challenge....Yeah!  Today is March where did February go?  We are definitely in like a lion since it's snowing....AGAIN.  But I'm thinking bright, warm thoughts of happy, fun,
birthdays today!  Scrap It Girl's challenge for the month of March is Birthdays!  Check the post HERE.  You'll find a linky and an awesome prize pack, and best yet....a lot of inspiration!

Here's my birthday project:

I went with a clean and simple look using the My Mind's Eye Hip-Hip Hooray collection.  And I broke out the Stickles....haven't done that for a bit....there's a bit of frosting on that cupcake:

And can you see that texture in the above pic?  I also decided to Stop The Hoarding Madness and crack the seal on my Fancy Pants corrugated paper....can I say LOVE!  Now that it's open, it's going to be getting a workout!

Thanks for stoppin' by today....remember to pop on over to Scrap It Girl....get some inspiration (some amazing projects this month....the DT rocked this!)....and link up your birthday creations!

Have a great, crafty weekend!