Sunday, March 31, 2013

Little Prince Party Blog Hop

Welcome to the Little Prince Party Blog Hop!!! I am so happy Jessica has asked me to take part in this hop to celebrate her little guy's birthday! (Happy Birthday Mason!!!!) If you have just stumbled upon this hop, make sure to head back to the beginning - Homespun Elegance!!  

Jessica asked us to create something 'boy' themed, which can be a little tough for me sometimes.... I definitely live in a girl world! BUT I had fun changing things up to make something without pink, glitter or bows!! 

I am sooooo in love with the Superhero Trio Cutting Files from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons and have always thought these characters would make some cute cupcake toppers! I went with Batman...

I started with the Batman cutting file, traced it, printed, then cut it out with my cameo. The chevron circle was printed, then cut as well. I used yellow cardstock to cut out the "spikey" circles (seriously, what ARE those called?!). Once I adhered my chevron circle to the yellow circle, I used foam stickers to add my Batman on top. 

I made some in blue as well... My cupcake wrapper came from the Silhouette store. To put my toppers together, I used a second yellow/blue circle (for the back side of my topper), a toothpick and ZipDry glue. Once I glued my toothpick to the center of my second yellow/blue circle, I added the top (Batman) over top of the toothpick. 

Here is what I used to make my project...
- Chevron digital paper from Sassy Designs
- regular cardstock
- toothpicks
- ZipDry glue & foam stickers

Heartstring Designs has been kind and generous enough to be letting me give away the Heartstring Designs February Kit of the Month!!!

In order to be entered in this giveaway, please make sure you 'like' Scrappin' Madge's Lounge on Facebook  (HERE - Scrappin' Madge is the owener!) and are a follower of my blog -  then leave a comment letting me know you did both things. For an additional entry, like my Facebook page - HERE - and leave another comment here letting me know you did so. You have until April 5th at Midnight CST to leave you comments for the prizes!! (US addresses only)

I hope you like my project!! 
Now off to 
to check out her great project!! 

Here is the blog lineup in case you get lost along the way...

Candace (you are HERE) 

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Have a Fairy Nice Day! (and a WINNER!)

This is my second post of the day!! To see my dino card using Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files, click HERE!!!! 

Hey friends!! I have a really sweet card to share with you! I made it for this week's Peachy Keen Challenge! 

Such a pretty little fairy! And I am in AWE of how PERFECT her face stamped!! I used the smallest Peachy Keen size in the Princess Assortment set and stamped it on textured paper and the face still came out 100% perfect!!!! 

It's hard to see in the pic, but I outlined her wings with a Stardust Gelly Roll pen and it sparkles sooooo beautifully! 

Here is what I used to make this card...
- Fairy from 'Fairies' graphic set by Zenware
- Princess Face Assortment stamps by Peachy Keen
- flower from Silhouette store
- Holly twine from Trendy Twine
- sentiment from Happily Ever After stamp set from Scrappy Moms Stamps
- digital paper background from Aesthetic Addiction (Etsy)
- Flower ribbon from Michaels
- white gelly roll pen, stardust gelly roll pen

ONE last thing before I end this post.... 

A WINNER of the twine giveaway from the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog hop this past weekend!!! choose... 


"I think your shape card with the adorable little house is wonderful and unique. Pretty colors too! Already your blog follower. :)"

Congrats!!! I will be contacting you shortly for your mailing info!! Thanks so much for hopping, and for all your amazing comments!!! :) 

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

PPPR - So Totally Awesome

It's Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons DT Day!!! Love these days!! :) 

I have been wanting to play with Lisa's Dino-Mite files for a while now and I finally got the chance...

I started out with a plain white (textured) base and gave it a couple spritz's of Ditto shimmer spray to give it a funky look.  My sentiment came from the Pink By Design stamp set - Bracketful. 

The Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon files I used to make this card were the Dino-Mite set...

as well as the Borders 3 set...

Make sure to head over to the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog to check out the rest of the DT's awesome projects!! 

Monday, March 25, 2013


I seriously cannot believe Easter is already this weekend!!! We still have SO much snow! I guess the egg hunt will be in the house this year! I have a quick little project and tutorial to share with you today! Before I get started with my project, I wanted to let you know there is an awesome Easter sale going on over at Peppermint Creative you won't want to miss!! :) 

Easter treat bag topper silhouette 1
Supplies Used:
- Peppermint Creative Hoppy Easter Papers and Hoppy Easter Elements
Silhouette Software
- Plain white card-stock
- Ribbon
- Adhesive pearls
- Foam stickers (pop dots)
- Two sided tape
I created my cut out elements using my Silhouette machine. If you don’ t have a digital cutting machine you can print the elements you’d like use with your printer and cut them by hand if you have some patience and a good pair of craft scissors. 

Here’s how I created the print & cut elements using Silhouette Studio
Step 1: In Silhouette Studio open a new document create a rectangle for the base of your topper. The size will vary depending on the size of the bag you will be using – my bag was 4 inches wide, so my rectangle measured 4 ½” x 5”
NOTE: Keep in mind your topper will be folded in half later on, so if you want your topper to be 2 ½” tall, then double it to make it 5” tall.
Step 2: Open window on your computer where your digital paper is stored. Make sure rectangle in Silhouette Software is selected, then drag and drop the desired digital paper over onto the rectangle to fill it with the pattern
Step 3: Under FILE, select MERGE and open up the following elements: easter basket, candy corn/jelly beans and flowers
Step 4: Scale all elements down to fit onto your topper base. (Keep in mind your rectangle will end up being half as tall). Scale/arrange candy to fit into your easter basket.
Step 5: To create a white border around all the elements, use the TRACE function. Use the SELECT TRACE AREA to create a square around element, uncheck HIGH PASS FILTER and increase THRESHOLD slider all the way to the right. Select TRACE (this will create an outline around element)
Silhouette print cut bag topper 2
Step 6: Select outline around element, open the OFFSET WINDOW. Choose OFFSET, use slider to achieve the amount of white border around element. Go back and delete original TRACE outline
Step 7: Check to make sure the elements will be cut along the proper lines by using the Cut Style window.
Silhouette print cut bag topper 3
Step 8: Align all elements on mat within registration marks
Silhouette print cut bag topper 7
Step 9: Send to printer and feed through Silhouette to cut elements out!
Now for the assembly:
Step 1: Add pearls to flowers and ribbon to basket
Easter treat bag topper silhouette 4
Easter treat bag topper silhouette 5
Step 2: Fold topper base in half, add foam stickers to elements and adhere to topper
Easter treat bag topper silhouette 6
Easter treat bag topper silhouette 7
Step 3: Using two sided tape (one strip on each side of the inside/bottom of the topper) adhere to treat bag. 
Easter treat bag topper silhouette 2

Pretty easy, right?!? Hope you enjoyed my tutorial today!!! There will be more where this came from!! ;) 

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Welcome Home Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons 'Welcome Home' Blog Hop!! 

You should have arrived here from Lisa's blog, Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons, but if not please head back there to make sure you don't miss any projects!! 

We are so happy that Lisa is back in the US and thought it would be nice to have a blog hop using her files to celebrate!! Just for the occasion, Lisa released some of the CUTEST home files I have ever seen!! I even broke out my CHERISHED Summer Days Collection By Echo Park!!! 

Isn't that little house sooo sweet?! 
The flowers running along beside the house are stickers and I added a little pearl for my door handle - the rest is all cutting files! 

Check these out... 

They are available in the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons store right now!! 

Now onto the GIVEAWAYS!!! :) 

In order to be eligible for the main giveaway, you must be a follower of each blog on our hop (there aren't many of us!!) and leave a comment on each blog.  For extra chances, you can also "LIKE" Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons on Facebook and/or sign up for the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Newsletter. (link those so people can find them easily). A random winner will be chosen for the prize on Tuesday, March 26th. Only US or Canadian mailing addresses, please.

I am also giving away some blog candy!! 

Please make sure you are a follower of my blog and leave a comment to let me know you are!! For additional entries, 'LIKE' my Facebook fan page HERE and leave a comment letting me know you did! AND/OR share this giveaway on Facebook and leave a comment letting me know you did! (US & CDN addresses only please)

Now off to your next stop 
I know she will have something awesome to show you! Thanks for hopping! :)

PS - Did you know Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons is having a DT call?! HERE is all the information, you have until midnight March 24th to apply!!!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Carefree and Four!

So... it's Monday again, huh?! For me, it really makes no difference, but I DO still vividly remember hating going back to work on Monday! I hope if you re going back to work today, it's to a job you LOVE! :) 

This weekend I played with some of my Pretty Little Studio goodies! I LOVE their products, but I always struggle with them. I'm hoping I will get better with them eventually! :) 

I used paper from the Summer Breeze Collection, as well as some pieces from other random collections. 

I am linking up over at the Pretty Little Studio sketch challenge this week. I love their sketches... I think I should play more often over there! :) 

Here is what I used to make this layout...
- Summer Breeze collection
- The Twinery Twine
- Chevron ribbon from Little Free Radical
- My Creative Time doily die & button dies
- Momenta embossed paper

And that's all for today!! :) 

Sunday, March 17, 2013

A New Family! :)

Hey crafty friends!!! Guess what... I have been holding out on you all for a few days! But the good news is that it's time to spill the beans! :) 

I am now a part of the 
Peppermint Creative Design Team!!
 I have only been a part of this team for a few days and I am LOVING it!!! Such a fun and talented group of ladies!!! PLUS Miss Mint (owner/designer for Peppermint Creative) is so amazingly talented that I have been on creative OVERDRIVE looking at all her goodies!! (If you would like to check out the announcement - go HERE!!)

For those of you who do not know, Peppermint Creative is a source for great digital and printable scrapbook products. They have an amazing selection - you really need to check it out!! They also have a really fun online community with TONS of information (about everything from photography tips/tutorials to publication calls to random fun discussions!). If you need any inspiration the Peppermint Creative Gallery is a great place to visit!! Seriously awesome projects in there! 

Now that I have given you a little insight on Peppermint Creative, I want to share my very first project with you!!!! For those of you who don't frequent my blog, since the purchase of my Cameo about a year ago I have really fallen in love with the print/cut feature. Learning to use print/cut has opened up a whole new WORLD for me where I can now combine digital scrapbooking elements (paper, graphics, etc.) with the traditional style of scrapbooking! (Can you sense my excitement?!?!?!) This brings me to my place within the Peppermint Creative family - the Hybrid Team....

Enough talk... Here is my project... :)

I used digital paper and elements from the new release from Peppermint Creative:

Right now this kit is free with a $10 purchase from the Peppermint Creative store!! 

Here is everything I used for this card...
- Miso Lucky & Teen Queen digital kits
- pink hemp from Liz's Paperloft Boutique
- My Creative Time stitched button dies
- Recollections adhesive pearls

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!! :)

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Hippity Hop!

Happy Saturday!! I have a really cute layout to show you today using the newest release from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons! I used the new Hoppy Easter files along with paper from the Today, Tomorrow, Forever stack from Recollections (my favorite!!). 

These are my favorite colors right now, as well as wood patterned paper!!! LOVE! 

I used the rabbit face from the Wide Eyed & Bushy Tailed Peachy Keen face assortment set.  

Check out that doily behind my bunny!! It's the new doily die from My Creative Time!! I am soooo glad I bought this die!! 

Here is everything I used to complete this layout...
- Today, Tomorrow, Forever Recollections stack
- Hoppy Easter Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons cutting files
- My Creative Time Doily die
- Peachy Keen Wide Eyed & Bushy Tailed face assortment set
- Sky Trendy Twine
- felt trim from Michaels
- white gelly roll pen

Thanks so much for stopping by!!! I hope you all have an amazing weekend!!!! 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Beary Lucky - PPPR DT Day!!

Hey Everyone!! My post is up super late today... :( I don't know what has been up with me lately but I feel like I have the memory of an 80 year old... 

It's Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Day!!!

My little bear is from the Santa's Helpers cutting file set. This little bear is soo simple to put together but still has lots of detail and dimension, which I love! 

I also used the Borders 2 Cutting Files set for my borders along the sides of my card. I used foam stickers to make my borders stand out, to make it look like the teddy bear is peeking out from behind. 

I finally used my Bear Hugs stamp set from Pink By Design that I've had for months! 

Here is what I used to make my card...
- Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Cutting files: Santa's Helpers & Borders 2
- Pink By Design Bear Hugs stamps
- brown embossing powder
- Summer Fresh Simple Stories 6x6 Paper
- My Creative Time buttons
- natural twine from Liz's Paper Loft Boutique
- white gelly roll pen

I also have ONE more thing... I got to play with the NEW cutting files from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons last night and they are soooo cute! These are probably my favorite set Lisa has released to date! :) 

Click HERE to check 'em out! 

Now head on over to the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog to see all the other great projects from the DT!! 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Dad... You're a FUNGI! :)

 Hey friends!! I am having a great day and I hope you are too! Taylah slept 6 hours straight last night!! Woohoo!! So much better than the 2-3 hours I'm used to!! Let's hope this isn't a one time thing for us! 

Today I have a fun little card I made for this week's Peachy Keen Challenge:

This was the photo inspiration..

As soon as I saw that mossy forest, I thought MUSHROOM!! And I knew just the little file from SVG Cutting Files to use.. 

Here is what I used to make this card...
- mushroom file from SVG Cutting Files (was a freebie...)
- Happy Lashes face assortment set from Peachy Keen
- Paper from The Green Stack by DCWV 
- Sentiments from two Pink By Design stamp sets: Plum Perfect & Our Fathers
- My Creative Time button die
- Natural Hemp from Liz's Paperloft Boutique
- white gelly roll pen

I have some fun, exciting news to share within the next few days!! Can't wait! :) 

Monday, March 11, 2013


Happy Monday!! Hope you all had a GREAT weekend!! We did! The weather was amazing yesterday so we could spent the day outside together (even baby Taylah!). We went to Grandma and Grandpa's to go tobagganing, then over to our Uncles's to go for a horse/wagon ride and then some visiting while all the kids played. It was the perfect way to end winter... Now the snow can take a hike! :) 

Today I have a sympathy card to share. This card is such an exception to my regular cards because I didn't even use my cameo!!!! 

Usually I try to keep my sympathy cards pretty simple and elegant. I wanted to try to keep it to one color, so I used clear embossing powder for my background swirls. The butterfly was from a Martha Stewart punch with a little ink along it's wings to make sure it stood out from the paper. 

Here is what I used to make my card...
- Pink By Design Swirl background stamp
- Pink By Design Sympathy set
- Martha Stewart butterfly punch
- clear and white embossing powder
- Recollections pearls
- Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink

Thanks so much for stopping by!!! 

Saturday, March 9, 2013

BEE Happy!

Hi crafty friends!! I have the most beee-utiful card to share with you! :) 

I love playing along with the Paper Smooches challenges, but sadly do not own any of their stamps yet... BUT the great thing is that they have a selection of FREE digi stamps that are super fun to play with in Silhouette software!! I love being able to "color" the stamps digitally. 

For this card I used....
- Bee & sentiment from Paper Smooches
- Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Sunny Skies digital paper collection
- black hemp from Liz's Paperloft Boutique
- My Creative Time's button dies
- co'rdinations paper from Joanns

Thanks so much for stopping by - and for the super sweet comments you leave me!! I love hearing from you! :) 

Life is Better With Friends

Today I have a card for the second release challenge over at Peachy Keen!! I LOVE their release challenges! So much fun! The theme for this challenge is Background Stamps. 

I choose to use a background stamp I have had for a long time, but have never used, from Market Street Stamps. I'm not sure why I have never used it... But now that I see how great it looks I can't believe I never used it! 

Here is what I used to create this card...
- Curious & Curiouser SVG set from Lettering Delights (printed/cut with Cameo)
- Peachy Keen Cornies Face Assortment
- Market Street Pretty Perfect Grid Background Stamp
- Pink By Design sentiment 
- white gelly roll pen
- Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons - Layered Labels 1 Cutting Files (funky square)

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Lucky, Lucky!

Oh my gosh... I had this post scheduled for the wrong day and I just realized!! It should have posted yesterday.... :(

PS - this is my SECOND post of the day - head HERE for my Merida (from Brave) card! 

Hey Friends!! It's a new challenge over at the
The theme of the new challenge is: 
St. Patrick's Day - with a button! 

Here is my little project...

Here is what I used to make this...
- pot/shamrock from Silhouette store
- sentiment from Scrappy Mom's newly release set - Fun Celebrations
- white embossing powder
- gold shimmer twine from Twinery
- button from stash
- hemp twine from Liz's Paperloft Boutique
- white gelly roll pen

Make sure to head on over to the Cameo Creations Challenge Blog to link up your project!! You could win a $10 gift certificate to LETTERING DELIGHTS!!! Fun!! 

Happy Girls Are the Prettiest

Hey Everyone!! I have a super cute card to show you all today!! I don't very often make shape cards, but lately I have been wanting to change things up around here! :)

How cute, right?! Love Merida! 

Gold embossing powder is my new favorite!!! And I love the detail embossing powder by Recollections! It works great for sentiments! The powder stuck to my textured paper a bit but I actually like the look that it gave! 

Here is what I used to make this card...
- Happily Ever After cutting files from Lettering Delights
- Peachy Keen Princess Face Assortment stamps
- Pink By Design setiment (not sure which set it is... it's not labeled)
- textured Momenta paper
- Recollections gold embossing powder
- Colorbox fluid chalk ink (around her hair)
- glossy accents (on her eyes)
- Blush copic marker (her cheeks)
- white gelly roll pen

I'm off to link this up over at the Peachy Keen Release Challenge!! Have an awesome day! 

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

So Loved

YAWWWWWN. Today I am so jealous of anyone who can catch a nap. :) When I first made this layout I thought my little angel was having a sweet little thought with her eyes closed... today, I'm pretty sure she's happily having a nap! :) 

I used my FAVORITE stack EVER by Recollections for this layout - Today, Tomorrow, Forever. This is the only stack I can honestly say that I am going to buy a second of. 

I know this angel is super adorable, but please take a moment to appreciate that awesome chevron ribbon behind her clouds. Isn't it the prettiest ribbon ever?! I bought it from Little Free Radical (Etsy) but I know there are a few places that sell it. 

Check out how fine the letters in my title are... Super intricate and my cameo had NO problem cutting them. Man, I LOVE that machine!! 

What I used to make this layout...
- Today, Tomorrow, Forever Recollections stack
- Kadoodle Bug Designs Angel SVG
- Clouds & stars from Silhouette store
- sentiment from Baby Love by Pink By Design
- Chevron ribbon from Little Free Radical
- Martha Stewart gold glitter glue
- Colorbox fluid chalk ink

Hope you all have a great day!! :)