Thursday, April 29, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
I had to take these pix inside since it was dark outside. This next pic is a bit dark, but it shows the embossing better, so I thought I would share it.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
More dimension....Well, that is all from me today. I hope to sit down to scrap some more today and this weekend. I hope I can get a lot done to share with ya. I thank each of you for taking a moment to stop by today! I hope you all have a beautiful day and a wonderful weekend! Take care of yourselves and Happy Scrappin'!!!!!
Monday, April 19, 2010
Now, for the news!!!! Do you like the project you see above?? I hope someone out there will because I am giving this away!!! I worked so hard on this and used top quality products. But, I wanted to host another RAK and give something from my heart. So this is it. So, if you would like to be entered in the drawing for this, just leave a comment on this post. Please leave me an email addy or blog addy where I can get in touch with you if you are the winner!! I will randomly select one winner on Saturday, April 24th. That's this Saturday. Good luck all!
As always, thanks for stoppin' by! Have a marvelous week and Happy Scrappin'!!!
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Cave City Convention Center
Scrappin & Classes
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Classes 9:00am to 5:30pm CST
Crop 5:30 to 11:00pm CST
4 Classes from major companies
Little Yellow Bicycle
Imaginisce, Purple Cow, Glue Arts
Cookbookin' Coredinations Papers & FISKARS
GREAT BUFFET LUNCH
CROP IN THE EVENING with make & takes from
Karen Foster, Clear Snaps, Studio Calio & Creative Imaginations
Private Class Rooms
ALL FOR $49.00
We still have a few tickets available.
Call Store 270-678-7171
For further information Just call us and we will tell you all about it!
One of my best scrappy gal pals, Cristal aka Pinky, is going to be teaching!!! She is such a sweetie and a wonderful source of scrappy inspiration! Yall would love her! Also, I have agreed to fly in and be her 'assistant' for the day! I can't wait! It's going to be so much FUN!!!! So if you are interested, we'd love to see you there! There is going to be so much awesome scrappy stuff and giveaways going on!! Whoo hoo!!!!
Thursday, April 15, 2010
"Hi: A Splendid, Lovely Day"
I have been wanting to make another easel card, so I chose to do so with this one. The chipboard bird is included in the kit. I covered it using Helmar V2 Spray adhesive with some leftover patterned paper scraps. I used Helmar Zap Dots to pop the birds wing up a tad. I used Helmar Adhesive runner for the card, as well as Helmar Scrap Dots for the flowers. The teal paper is Coredinations cardstock. I sanded the edges a tad. I love that cardstock! It gives such a great vintage look.
Up close of my bird...the alphas are American Crafts as well, but not included in the kit. They were pulled from my personal scrappy stash. I picked these up for $1.50 at a discount scrappy store!!!The sticker is from the kit. The flowers are included with the add-on's that go with kit. I cut the yellow shape out using the Home Decor' cartridge.
I used my Martha Stewart Icicle Border punch to create my grass. I inked it with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Peeled Paint. The banner sticker is also in the kit add-on's.
Have a fabulous weekend and Happy Scrappin'!
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
Second up, I wanted to do some more projects for 'My Scrap Chick.' So I decided to play with two of their book files, 'Critter Books' and 'Sweet Animal Books'. These can make cute little books, but also double great as shaped cards. Yall know how much I adore shaped cards!!! This first one is the 'lamb' book from the Sweet Animal Book set. I made this card for my Daddy. His 60th bday is on April 15th. I used SCAL and a font called 'Mr. and Mrs. Popsicle' to cut out the phrase I love 'ewe' for the inside. Here is the front:
Here is a view of the back and inside of the book. I used Helmar Zap Dots to pop up some of the features on this card.
I had a lot of fun making these cards. I am in a 'cutesy' type of mood here lately. I am working on another shaped card for another special little boy, but it will have to wait. I need to get it sent off so the recipient can receive it before I post it. But I'll have it up asap.
Next, I wanted to share some exciting news with you. I am now a member of the design team at Scrapstreet!!!! I am so excited and can't wait to work with all of the phenominal artists over there!!!!
Thank you for stopping by today! I hope each of you have a fabulous day!!! Take care of yourselves and Happy Scrappin'!!!
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Here is my layout, "Beach Boy," that I created using the sketch. For this sketch, I followed it pretty closely. I added some cutwork owls (cut from some American Crafts patterned paper) instead of flowers since this page was of my nephew. Although I have used flowers on boy pages before, I just wanted to use the owls on this one. I love these owls! They look so funky and make me smile. The bottom decorative edge on the sketch had my Martha Stewart Loop Border Punch calling my name, so I had to pull it out and use it. I used my sewing machine for the zig zag rectangle as well to secure my decorative ribbon. I used some Helmar Zap Dots to pop some of the owls up for dimension. I also used the Helmar Adhesive Runner for the layout. All patterned paper that you see is American Crafts, as well as the alpha's. The die cut is from Collage Press.
He was so funny at the beach! His hair went all wild and some of the faces he made just cracks me up! Such a silly little boy!
Also, I have some awesome news for my fellow Cricut lovers! Cri-Kits, the makers of the fabulosu Cri-Kit Gelly Pens I've been telling yall about, have a FABULOUS new product out....A Cri-Kits Embosser. This new product will allow you to emboss using your Cricut machine! Isn't that just the bees knees?!!! Tee Hee! This new product is going to be so awesome! I cannot wait to get my hands on one and try it out!! These are available for pre-order soon! So keep an eye out!! Oooh, and they have another very special product that they will be announcing soon!!! Yippee! I'll be sure to clue you guys in as soon as they put it up! :)
As always, thanks for stoppin' by my blog! I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend! Happy Scrappin'!
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Of course, I had to use my FAVORITE adhesives on this project. I want this to last a long time, so I turned to Helmar. I used their 450 Adhesive, Craft Glue, Scrap Dots, Adhesive Runner, and Zap Dots for this project. Everything is so sturdy and I am so glad. I cut a sheet of purple cardstock into 12x1" strips. This is what forms the 'bottom' of the 'dress'. I wanted the top to look like a feather bodice, so I added some of these super cute peacock feather combinations I found at Hobby Lobby. I also added in some black fur trim, patterned paper, and tulle. I used my Cricut Expression to cut a butterfly to add to the back.
First, here is the front of the dress form. I know this pic is small, but it is as big as Blogger would allow. But, if you will click on the picture (which I recommend so you can see all the detail of this project), it will bring it up big for ya. Then just click on the back button to return to this post. :)
Up close view of the feather bodice. These feathers came in a pack of 3 at Hobby Lobby for $2.99!!! Can't beat that!
I hope you have enjoyed this post. I sure had a ball making this dress form. I am so girly and things like this are my passion. I can't wait to make another!!! I hope all of you have a fabulous weekend! Take care and Happy Scrappin'!!!!
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
He was such a little cutie!!!
I adhered these flowers with Helmar Scrap Dots! Another Helmar project I am lovin'!
I pleated some of the October Afternoon paper...
Second up, I wanted to scrap Carter's first haircut. He was such a doll after that first cut! I miss this age so much! Can you believe he will be 5 years old this Saturday?!!!!! Oh my! I can't!
I used Helmar Zap Dots on the little birdie embellishment to pop it up off the page. I also used Helmar adhesive runner on this page as well.
Everything except the alphas are included with the kit and add ons. The alphas are some Thickers from my own scrappy stash.
Well, that is all from me today. I am off to start on a altered wire dress form. I have an idea of how I want it to turn out in my head. I hope it will come out like that though! LOL
Have a fabulous day and thanks for stoppin' by! Take care and Happy Scrappin'!
Friday, April 2, 2010
I purchased my rolling pin at Wal Mart. I covered it with some fruity themed paper from K & Co. that I have had for such a long time. I have really been trying to use up some of my older stash and was so glad to use this. I adhered everything you see with that awesome adhesive known as Helmar 450!!!! OMG! I thought I was in love before, but I really am now! This is just the best thing! It made this project so easy and so sturdy!!! Love love LOVE Helmar 450!!! Here is a view of the project.
(Click on the picture to make it bigger so you can see if ya need to! :) )
I cut out the 'kitchen' with the Cricut 'From My Kitchen' cartridge. Brandon bought me this cart yesterday! They have them on sale for $39.99 at Joann if you are in the market for a Cricut cartridge. I have been eyeing this cart forever and was so thankful to finally get it! I can't wait to work with it some more!
For the edges, I pleated paper. This was another one of Cristal's clever ideas. I love the pleat look. I used some Fiskars decorative scissors for the edges.
For this next part, I recruited the hubby's help. He drilled 4 holes into the bottom of my rolling pin and then added the hooks. I hung 4 measuring spoons (1 T, 1 t, 1/2 t, and 1/4 t) on the hooks. I found these hooks at The Dollar Spot as you walk in Target. Can't beat it for a buck!
I hope you have enjoyed this project! I know I definitely enjoyed making it! I can't wait to put out my cherry dishes on my table and add this to the decor'!
As always, thanks for stopping by today! Have a fabulous weekend and Happy Scrappin'!