Friday, May 31, 2013

ScrapbookSteals - Graphic 45 ABC Primer Collection

Hi crafty friends!!! Thanks for stopping by!! I am over at the ScrapbookSteals blog today, with projects using the awesome ABC Primer Collection from Graphic 45! This collection is perfect for school layouts/projects with a vintage feel!

Here is a little sneaky peek of my projects!!

Make sure you head on over to the ScrapbookSteals blog to check out my projects in detail!! If you don't know what ScrapbookSteals is, you are MISSING out!! It is a site that sells awesome scrapbooking supplies at a wicked discount!! Each day is a different sale!! 

 Make sure to leave some love over there, so I know you visited!! :) 

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Tool Box Shape Card

I can't believe it has been since last Wednesday since I have posted anything!!! I have been working on projects for upcoming design team posts though, so there should be more action around here again soon! :)

Today I am stopping in with another project for a Peachy Keen Challenge. I am addicted to shape cards lately, so I turned a cute little toolbox from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons into a card.

Supplies used:
- In Stitches Face Assortment set from Peachy Keen
- Fun Celebrations stamp set from Scrappy Moms
- white gelly roll pen
- Colorbox fluid chalk ink

That's it!! :) And I would love for you all to send sleepy vibes to our household... this no sleep situation is seriously cutting into my crafty time! ;)

Have a great day!! 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


Here I am, again, on a Wednesday night, frantically trying to get my entry for this week's Peachy Keen Challenge posted!!! They have a GREAT prize once a month and to be eligible you have to participate in every challenge in the month so I don't want to miss one!! I have a lot of PK goodness on my wishlist!! :) Plus, I am also trying to get outside to help my hubby with cutting the grass - like my priorities?! ;) 

Here is my card...

I was inspired by the colors in the photo inspiration provided on the PK blog. 

Here is what I used...
- Peachy Keen Everyday Character Face Parts
- Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Dino-Mite and Scalloped Circles Cutting Files
- My Creative Time banner die
- sentiment from an old stamp set from My Pink Stamper
- embossing folder
- Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink
- white gelly roll pen
- American Crafts twine

Thanks for stopping by!! :) 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

You Make Me Happy When Skies are Grey

It's another Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Day!! I hope you all had a chance to hop this past weekend! There were some AWESOME projects!! AND there will be more today!! :) Make sure to check out the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog to check them out! 

I loved played with the Rain or Shine Cutting files and the Spring Fling Pattern Pack digital paper yesterday!! 

Here is what I used to create my layout...
- Spring Fling Collection Pattern Pack digital paper from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons
- Rain or Shine Cutting Files from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons
- Simple Shapes Banner Cutting Files from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons
- Peachy Keen Wide Eyed Kids face stamps
- Cuttlebug embossing folder
- Colorbox Fluid Chalk ink
- Recollections Ribbon
- Yellow Divine Twine

Hope you were inspired today!! :) 

Scrapbook Steals Shaker Card How-To

It's my very first post as a member of the ScrapbookSteals Design Team!!! SO exciting! :)

Head on over to the ScrapbookSteals blog for my tutorial on how to create a super fun shaker card like this one!!! :) 

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons - Just For Him Blog Hop

Yippee!!! It's a Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog hop!! Always fun!! :) We are all making masculine projects for our hop this time around, and Lisa has some awesome files available to make projects for all the men and boys in our lives!! If you came from Jeanne's blog, you are in the right place but if you just stumbled upon this blog, make sure to head back to Lisa's blog so you don't miss any projects!!

I used the recently released Tool Time Cutting Files for my card.

I kept my card super simple because I didn't want to take away from my tape measure. 

I always use a foam stickers on my projects to make certain items "pop" off my page. 

Here is what I used to make my card...
- Tape Measure from the Tool Time Cutting Files set
- Layered Labels 1 Cutting Files
- Sentiment from the Pink By Design Our Fathers stamp set
- Chevron embossing folder
- white gelly roll pen

A PPPR blog hop would not be complete without a great prize from Lisa!! 

For a chance to win, you must be a follower of each blog on our hop 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
A random winner will be chosen for the prize on Tuesday, May 21st. Only US or Canadian mailing addresses, please.

Now off to 
where I KNOW she will have an awesome project!!

In case you get lost along the way, here is the hop lineup... 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Beary Sweet Grandma

Hey Friends!! Stopping in for a quick post today... I wanted to get my card for this week's Peachy Keen Challenge up!

This week's theme was a card for Mom/Grandma. Easy peasy. Doesn't it seem like there is always a reason to give a card to a mom or grandma?? I wanted to create something my girls could give to their Grandma and a freebie from Jessica Weible came available that was perfect!!

Love these little bears!! 

Here's what I used...
- Bear graphic from Jessica Weible
- Pattern paper from Crate Paper, Stampin' Up and a flowered digital print that I cannot for the life of me find again... :( (does that mean I have too many?! ;))
- Peachy Keen Bear Face Assortment stamps
- the Bear Hugs stamp set from Pink By Design, as well as the Our Grandparents set
- Posy twine from Trendy Twine
- Colorbox fluid chalk ink
- rhinestone from my stash
- white gelly roll pen

That's it!! :) 

Monday, May 13, 2013

Smile for the Camera!

Seriously, my favourite thing about Instagram, is the little camera icon! When I saw this camera in the Funktography Jazzers LIP kit, I knew it would make an EXCELLENT shape card!! Was I right?! ;)
Insta Camera
Insta Camera2
What I used to create my card:
Pic 1
How I put it all together: 
Step1: To create shaped card base in Silhouette Studio, use the trace tool to outline the camera.
Step 2: Offset the outline to create a border around the camera, mirror the offset.
Step 3: Make sure the two offset outlines are touching, weld them together and cut with Cameo.
No Silhouette? No problem. You can always print your image in Photoshop (or the graphics program of your choice) and cut by hand!
 Pic 6
Step 4: Use circle tool to create circle the exact same size as camera lens & cut
Step 5: Print camera and cut with cameo
Step 6: Add sentiment to camera with ink/stamp
Step 7: Cover one color with glue and add glitter over top, shake excess onto scrap paper. Let glue dry for a couple minutes.
TIP: I fold my paper in half so the glitter is easy to pour back into the bottle. 
Pic 2a
Pic 2
Step 8: Repeat Step 1 with the remaining 3 colors.
Pic 3
Step 9: Adhere camera to card base, add faux stitching around the outside using a white gelly roll pen
Step 10: Add stitching to the camera lens, adhere to camera with a foam sticker to give dimension
Pic 4
Pic 5
A shaped card can be created using almost any element from a digital kit. Some other examples of elements that would make great shape cards are the cupcakes in theBirthday Boogie Element Pack or the flip flops in the Sunkissed Summer Kit.
Possibilites are endless! I hope this project sparks some creative ideas of your own!!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Made With Love

Whew!!! The project I am about to share with you was made for this week's Peachy Keen Challenge, and I was cutting it close (only an hour to spare)!! :) 

Here is my project!!

My girls made coffee mugs for my mom for Mother's Day so I thought it was fitting to also give her some K-Cups!! 

How sweet is this little girl?! She is by Samantha Walker, and is available in the Silhouette store. 

My mom and dad are both k-cup freaks, so I may have to make one for dad for Father's Day, so he doesn't feel left out! :) 

I picked these mugs up at the dollar store and let the girls color/draw on them with permanent markers. Then I baked them in the oven at 350 degrees, for half an hour (welll..... they were SUPPOSED to be baked for a half hour, but we got busy and forgot about them, so they were in there for about an hour.... OOPS! :)). Baking them makes the permanent marker even MORE permanent!! :) The marker probably won't hold up in the dishwasher, but washing them by hand should preserve the drawings. 

Here is what I used for this project...
- Peachy Keen Wide Eyed Kids Face Assortment stamps
-k-cup holder from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons
- little girl from Silhouette store
- doily & stitched/scalloped circle dies from My Creative Time
- sentiment from Pink By Design
- Colorbox fluid chalk ink

Ok, that's it!! Thanks for stopping by! :) 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

PPPR - Flower Shape Card

It's Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons DT Day!!! Yippee!!! Make sure you head over to the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog to get tons of inspiration from the awesome Design Team!! 

Here is my project this week!! 

I used the Spring Garden Cutting files to create my card...

I love being able to mix and match the files in this set!! 

Of course I always love a PK face wherever I can fit one!! :) 

Here is what I used to create this car...
- Spring Garden files from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons
- Happy Lashes face assortment stamp set from Peachy Keen
- My Creative Time flag die
- Our Mothers stamp set from Pink By Design
- Twine from The Twinery
- white gelly roll pen
- Colorbox fluid chalk ink

Thanks so much for stopping by!!! I love visitors!!! :) 

Monday, May 6, 2013

Super Mom card and bag!!

Is Mother's Day really this Sunday already?! Did that totally sneak up on anyone else? I am frantically making Mother's Day projects this week!! 

A while back, I took a Superman cutting file from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons and converted it into a Super MOM!! I loved how it turned out, and wanted to try a similar idea with the same files, but a different color scheme! Boy... I had no idea how much TROUBLE this project was going to give me!! A combination of my printer acting up, my cameo not cutting properly and problems with my sewing machine, made this project take forever to complete! I hope the recipient loves it! :) 

I used some digital pattern paper from the Beauty Blooms kit by Melissa Bennett and Heather Roselli (at the Scrap Orchard store).

I am just so in love with this color combination! I know I will use this digital kit over and over. 

Here is what I used to make my card/bag...
- Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Superhero Trio Cutting Files
- Beauty Blooms digital kit
- My Creative Time button and banner dies
- Pink By Design Our Mothers Stamp set
- Peachy Keen Princess Face Assortment set
- sewing machine
- Cuttlebug folders
- American Crafts jute 
- Recollections rhinestones
- Colorbox fluid chalk ink
- Gift Bag from Michaels

I am off to link this project up over at the Peachy Keen release challenge!! I hope you liked my project today!!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Scrapbook Steals Design Team!!!

Hey everyone!! As you are reading this post, I am with my family on a fun little road trip! :) We're staying in a hotel one night, then a friend's the second night with a visit to the zoo, a couple waterparks, some shopping... (I'm tired just typing our activities out this post!! :)) Everyone cross their fingers that we are getting sleep at night, otherwise this could be one little road trip from hell! :) 

SO... I have some VERY fun news today!! I am now a member of the 
How awesome is THAT? Can you tell I am super excited?! 

If you have never shopped at Scrapbook Steals (then your nuts... kidding... kind of ;)) you need to check it out! Every day they have wicked deals on great scrapbooking supplies and tools at totally reduced prices! Did you also know there is a Scrapbook Steals blog?! I did not know this until a few months ago!! There is a ton of great inspiration over there, so make sure to check it out! 

Stay tuned for my very first post as a part of this great team!!!