Friday, January 31, 2014

A Few of My Favorite Things....'s Favorite Things Friday!  The Scrap It Girl DT is sharing our favorite storage ideas with you and I can't help but share one of my favorite recent projects, too, just for fun!

I'm a bling girl, and I found this photo storage box (at Michael's) and it is perfect for organizing bling (or chipboard or any "odd" embellishment you'd like to keep in package!):

I labeled it using my Brother brand label maker....LOVE that thing!

And here is a Christmas LO I did using MME's Vintage Christmas collection:

Fun papers, I'm really into tags right now....great layering pieces....and the chipboard is awesome too!

Now if you'd like to share your favorite crafting storage ideas with up over on the Scrap It Girl blog on THIS POST....and make sure to keep an eye on Kimberly's blog....there might even be a prize in the works soon since it's her 6th anniversary!

And hey....I'm also up over at The Rubber Cafe' today....a cute lil' stamping project using super trendy polaroids I created myself....and adorable stamps from the Creative Cafe' KOTM!  Check it HERE

Thanks for stoppin' by today!  And if you'd care to share....what are some of your favorite organization ideas?

Friday, January 24, 2014

Valentine Treats with the Creative Cafe' Kit

I am just in love with this sweet puppy dog stamp, and the new Kit of the Month from The Rubber Cafe'!  How can you not fall in love with this little Cupid, especially when he's got treats?

See the kisses in the bag?  They even have a sweet little stamp on them for fun!  And all the details of how this treat bag/tag was made can be found in this post HERE.

Thanks for stoppin' by today!  Love Valentine crafting.....more to come soon!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014


Yes, thinking ahead to Valentine's Day.....what do you love?  Spouse, kids, furbabies, or how about just a love of crafting?  Well, today, I have a little inspiration in that area....

This sweet simple card made with MME's Love Me collection, Want 2 Scrap bling, and a sweet little washi tape flower.  It's topped with a button and twine from my stash. 

Another of the "use your stash" type projects!  Gotta make room for new goodies!

Thanks for stoppin' today....and oh, another thing I love?  Getaway Crop weekends with my gal pals!  This weekend posting will be light, because I'm heading for a getaway.....have a lot of projects I'm working on, so I'll be coming back with a lot to post!  Hope you get a little creating time this weekend too!!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Practical Scrapper Blog Hop *Winner Winner Chicken Dinner*

I drew a number using lucky #4 is the winner!  Kathy are the winner of a fun Valentine prize pack!  Congrats to you!!!

And I'll pop on a fun little project that I've done recently....

Isn't he just a cutie?  This is from the new Creative Cafe' Kit of the Month over at The Rubber Cafe'.  You can sign up anytime....check it out here!  All the details on items used and directions for making this card are over on their blog as can find them HERE.

Thanks for stoppin' by....more Valentine love coming soon!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop with Practical Scrappers

Welcome to the Practical Scrappers "Scrappin Our Stash" Blog Hop!!

Hopefully you've hopped from Kim's blog HERE and I'll have a link
of your next stop at the end of this post.  If you'd like to start from the
beginning, hop over to Practical Scrappers HERE.  So much inspiration!
And just FYI....Kiwi Lane is sponsoring our hop, and offering a sweet
prize, so make sure to pop over to the Practical Scrappers blog for the
details on that.....but guess what?????

I also have a sweet little prize pack waiting for a lucky someone....yep,
some Valentine's goodies coming your way.....just as long as you leave
me a comment....would love to have you as a follower....but won't make
that a requirement.   Yes, one lucky winner will be chosen, and I will
post the winner Monday....must comment by Sunday Jan 12th by
midnight EST.  And the goodies will be a surprise....but I tend to be
kinda don't think you'll be disappointed!

Well, on to the real business......time to clear out those old stash items,
to make way for the new, hot, hip and happenin' CHA goodies! 

I decided it was time to crack the seal on some great goodies I picked
up from BoBunny....their Crush collection.  Perfect timing to make this
home decor piece for Valentine's Day:

And the best part....not only did I use the paper, a journal box sheet,
chipboard and stickers, but also popped open some Making Memories
paints, to paint the raw wood cube and candlestick pieces.

Here are close ups of the different sides of the cube:

This is a journal box, and 2 stickers....I used a little paper to make the
banners, and added the chipboard birds and hearts.

Side 2:

Love the impact of this side....yet super easy....journal box, chip heart,
and chip love....trimmed to fit.

Side 3:

Yep, you guessed it....another "journal box" and added the birdcage
and hearts out of chipboard, and the sentiment is another sticker.

Side 4:
Wow....if that doesn't say love is in the!  Another journal box,
but this one I trimmed to fit, then put a 1" piece of the "love" sentiment
paper on the left side.  Not before I wrapped it with some yummy
Trendy Twine and added a chip heart border.  Another sticker sentiment
and chip hearts in the upper right corner finish this side.

The top:

Thought I'd add a close up....this is a huge chip piece from the
Crush collection, and I used Glossy Accents to adhere a jewel
knob (Michael's dollar bin!).  A bit of organza ribbon and more
twine are the finishing touches on top.  I used the same twine and
ribbon, as well as another sticker/banner and a Tim Holtz bauble
to dress up the candlestick.

A quick tip....I assemble each square, THEN adhere it to the cube.
I recommend a strong adhesive, I use Glossy accents to attach the
wooden pieces together, and use Scor-Tape to adhere the paper
to the wood really holds!

So there you have it....a little Valentine project, and I love that I
used my stash to make it!

Your next stop is Kelly Jean--you'll find her HERE.  So many
wonderful projects on this hop.....hope you'll grab a cuppa, and
settle in for a lot of amazing inspiration!  Thanks for stoppin' by!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

New Year....New Dreams....New Ideas!

Where did the time go.....Happy New Year and welcome 2014!!  Excited to start on
a new creative adventure this year and see where it takes me!

Today, I want to remind everyone about the challenges over at Scrap It Girl!  Every
month (so you have a lot of time to craft up something wonderful!) there is a fun
"recipe" inspired challenge.  Easy peasy to join in with the link you'll find in the post
right HERE

The challenge this month was to craft/scrap something about a resolution, or to craft
something with a shiny star.  My LO has lot's of stars....a few shimmer frosted stars,
which I called shiny....and hey, my son is a shiny star too!

This LO was made using the Pink Paislee "Hey Kid" papers and embellishment
pack. Love how easy layers are when you have fun embellishments to play with
like these!!

Here's to scrappy happy 2014 for everyone!  Thanks for stoppin' by today!