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 much inspiration!)'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
Wendi R
Wendy C

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!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Red, White, and Blue All Over!

With Memorial Day and the 4th of July right around the corner, I thought I'd dive into the new Doodlebug Patriotic Parade collection, and my new WRMK Flower Punch Board and make something festive:

This Doodlebug collection is adorable....I also used the sticker sheet in addition to Doodlebug buttons. 

The jar is painted with American Crafts chalkboard paint, and decorated with washi tape from Queen & Co, twine, buttons and bling:

This close up shows the WRMK flowers, and the straws I filled with tufts of tissue and placed firecracker stickers on them....they look ready to pop like real firecrackers!

Lovin' this bright, festive collection!  Thanks for stoppin' by today....enjoy the holiday weekend....and thank you to all who have fought for our freedom!!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Favorite Things Friday....Wonderful World of Washi!

It's that time again.....Favorite Things Friday....and you can link up for fun over at Scrap It Girl!  So what is your favorite washi?  I'm a huge fan of washi, and some of my faves come from Queen & Co:

And just for fun....thought I'd share a LO I did for the Queen & Co NSD challenges that I hadn't shared yet.  This one uses one of the washi tapes in my "fave" stack:

Fun scrappin' the stash using my Queen & Co goodies and Echo Park paper.  Lots of brads, bling and flowers to add some "splash"!

ETA:  Entering this NSD LO over at Moxie Fab World in their Scrapbooking Rocks Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.  Thanks to Moxie Fab World for letting us still play along....even those of us that had to *sniff sniff* actually work on NSD!   

Thanks for stoppin' by.....enjoy your weekend and remember to visit Scrap It Girl and link up your favorite washi HERE!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

NSD LO....Disney Magic!

Disney Magic....always makes me smile!  This photo from our Disney Cruise was framed out with a ton of the Queen and Co Disney embellishments:

Rox, Washi, felt flowers, buckles, ribbon, felties all from Queen and Co.  So easy to scrap with their how they can frame a picture out!

ETA:  With some home remodel stuff going on and working all day on NSD and didn't get to see all the challenges out there!  I found out that the ever fabby Moxie Fab World had a NSD challenge and they are sweetly allowing us to still play along.  You can find the challenge here if you'd like to play too:  Scrapbooking Rocks Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.   Thanks Moxie Fab World!!! 

Thanks for stoppin' today!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

NSD "Hangover"......

I must admit....I was giddy with excitement for National Scrapbook Day.....until I realized I had to WORK that day!  At least I work at a LSS and got the chance to hang with some fun ladies at a crop!  But I really missed out on creating.  So Queen and Co was lovely enough to have a wonderful set of contests/challenges, and I came home and got creating.  Had an absolutely blast....and here are the
results of my crafting frenzy:

I started off with these cards:

I used DIY paper from Simple Stories, and wonderful Q&Co washi, twine, bling, and felt flower.

This one was bringing on the bling.....and oh did I say how much I love this DIY paper from Simple Stories....yep....gotta say it again!

And the Q&Co bling and felt flowers make for easy embellishment!

And tomorrow.....will share the LO's I made.....thanks to Queen and Co for these challenges, and thanks to Simple Stories for just having such fun paper designs to work with!

Thanks for stoppin' today!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Favorite Things Friday....and a WINNER too!

My oh my....where does the time go?  Over a week since my last post.....a little working 3 days at Scrapbook Expo in Milwaukee, plus new carpet in 3/4 of our home, plus working 2 extra days this, that equals TOO CRAZY!!!

Time for some catching up....and better yet, it's Favorite Things Friday over at Scrap It Girl!  We are sharing our favorite embossing folders...and tho I love them all, my two newest are my 2 new faves:

I got an Craftwell Teresa Collins Ebosser for Mother's Day!  Woot, woot to my awesome guys!!!  And I used these before they were released at a class over at Hannah's Home Accents, in Antioch, IL.  They are AWESOME!!!  They even have the slits pre-cut in the sides to use with cards.....LOVE!!!

And another of my favorite things today.....the KOTM over at The Rubber Cafe'!!!  This month's kit is called "How Sweet It Is"....and sweet it is indeed:

This is only a "sneaky peek" can find the entire post and directions on making this sah-weet card over on The Rubber Cafe' Blog.

And another of my favorite things.....giveaways!  Congrats to my lovely randomly chosen winner Sue D!!!
I'll be sending you an email and goodies will be on their way once I get your addy!!!

Hope you have a lovely Friday.....full of YOUR favorite things!  Thanks for stoppin' by!