Sunday, December 27, 2009

December Challenge...Me

Getting Ready for the New Year, this months Challenge at EverythingScrapn is to do a layout on yourself reflecting on this past year or this coming year. Check out the ES blog for all the details, there will be a gift cert. as a prize!

I am designing again with Webster's Pages for this challenge, so I decided to highlight some of the fun extras that Webster's sells

What a fun embellie! Self adhesive cameos! I just love the soft romantic touch that these give

Okay, I think that I am in love with these Delicately crocheted embellishment. Aren't they adorable!

So on with the challenge! My page "my cardboard testimony" was inspired by this video on youtube... the page makes much more since if you watch the vid....

And here's just a quick little card with some more Webster's yumminess!

Don't forget to check out the blog and find out what all the other designers have been up to...


Sunday, December 13, 2009

December Blog hop!

Hi Everyone!
Its time for the ES blog hop....if you didn't get to my blog by way of Suz' blog, you should head on over to the ES blog to start from the don't want to miss anything :)

It has been crazy cold here lately, so I decided to work with something fun and bright! The Sassafras Lass "Robotics" line

This fun, and great for boys, paper is on sale at ES right now for 50% off, there are only a few pages left, so HURRY!

Don't forget to check out all of the DT blogs, and leave a comment on each.... you never know which blog the winning comment will be drawn from. This months Prize is a ES gift certificate!!!
Head on over to JANA Next!

Get to Hoppin!


Friday, November 27, 2009

Have a Cup of Tea

Today is Design Team reveal & Monthly Challenge time at ES.

This month's challenge was created by Jana titled "Think Outside the Box" - create unique packaging for a gift. Details are on the
ES blog & that's where you will post a link of your creation for a chance to win a great prize. Each of the designers have done their take on the challenge. So check each of them for inspiration. Go to the ES blog to start the hop & the designers links are in the post.

Here is my take on the challenge:
I created a card/tea bag holder.... ya know, the gift of a hot cup of tea.
I created the card and the envie out of the two awesome papers below, from the pink paislee's "Mistletoe and Co" line

I also had fun this month working with some Webster's pages, to create this Altered Canvas for my Little Sister's birthday!

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, November 13, 2009

ES Bloghop

Welcome to this months EverythingScrappn Blog Hop!!! If you did not get to me by way of Kimberly's blog, then head back the Everything Scrapp'n Blog to start from the begining!!! You don't want to miss any of the dt blogs, and don't forget to leave a comment on all of the blogs, you never know which one the winner will be chosen from! and what can you win this month??? There are *2* Prizes :)

I was so excited to get my box of goodies this month, I am totally in love with these great lines from Webster's pages! I worked with 12x12 sheets of the Nature's storybook line and 6x6 sheet of Postcards from Paris and Sweet as Cherry pie (this combo pad is now sold out :( )

My first project is an altered canvas, I used this great patterned paper as the base:

The lace is vintage, the flower from prima and the leaves are stamped onto the Webster's Pages with a hero arts stamp and then cut out.

I had a lot of fun this month with my projects! This Christmas ornament is fashioned after a Victorian fan. I can't wait to see it on a tree.

this little Sparrow is going to be a ornament on my Christmas tree this year :) He is a little hard to get a good photo of, so I took it from different angles. Made from Webster's pages Nature's Story book line~ Nature's Story Book

Here's the "Official" Blog Hop order:

Get to hoppin!


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

blinged out Sketch Contest!

Check out the October Contest at EverythingScrapin~~

Here the beautiful bling that I used on my example. I just love the combo of bling and pearls

So here are the rules:

Take inspiration from the sketch it doesn't have to be an exact copy of the sketch. You can take creative liberties any way you feel inclined... the only thing you have to have on the layout is BLING of some sort. It can be gems, pearls, jewels, etc. Let's see what you've got in your stash. If you need to buy some we have perfect products to fit every need in the Everything Scrapp'n store. Here's a link to that department so you can shop.

Make a comment with a link your creation on the contest blog entry on the ES blog by 11:59 EST on Sunday, November 8th, 2009. Each layout you create & post link to will receive one entry so get busy & get creative. We can't wait to see what you do with the sketch.

To see what the rest of design team has done with it visit:

And lastly... I had to do one more Layout with the Amber Road papers, I am completely in love with them!


Monday, October 26, 2009

ScrapMuse DT call

Calling all Scrappers. ScrapMuse is growing and as a result we have the need to add four additional design team members to our company to design for our two additional kit offerings each month. We are looking for motivated scrappers that can commit to daily participation in both our message board and gallery. We are looking for a variety of Scrapbooking styles.

Design Team Submission Deadline: November 15, 2009

Design Team Duties to Begin: December 1, 2009

Please Send all Submissions and Questions to:

Guidelines for Submissions:

1. ScrapMuse is an exclusive kit club. You may not design for any other kits clubs. Challenge blogs, manufacteurs websites, sketch blogs and magzines are permitted and encouraged.

2. International submissions are welcome. International design team members pay actual shipping cost minus $10.00.

3. Applicants must maintain an active blog.

4. Please submit 4 layouts. Two must be newly created for this call only. Please show us your best work. More than 4 layouts are welcome per entry.

5. Please share a link to your blog and online galleries.

6. Please answer the following questions

Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where are you from? Any kids? Pets? We want to get to know you!

Are you or have you been active on another Design Team, challenge blog, sketch blog, or manufacteur website?

How would you describe your scrapbooking style?

Do you participate in any other scrapbook sites? Please share a link and your username.

How long have you been scrapbooking?

What is your favorite product?

What is your favorite candy bar?

7. Participation in our message board and gallery are encouraged and recommended during this call.

8. Currently we do not have terms for our designers. We only ask that you give us a month notice if you need to leave the team.

Design Team Duties

1. Create 4 layouts or projects each month using only the ScrapMuse kit.

2. Post your layouts to our monthly gallery on the 15th of each month.

3. Participate daily in our message board and gallery.

4. Promote ScrapMuse on your blog and other sites where allowed.

5. Create one step by step instruction for one of your layouts each month.

Designer Compensation

1. One of our new smaller kits each month to use for your designs.

2. Generous Design Team discount on additional kits and add-ons.

3. Featured on our Blog and Design Team page.

4. Additional products and freebies are occasionally sent to our Designers.


Thursday, October 15, 2009

blog hop winner!!!!

some one from my blog won the prize.... go find out who



Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Everything Scrapp'n Design Team Blog Hop. If you did not get to my blog by way of Suz's blog & would like to start from the beginning to see all the great inspiration please visit the store blog. There will be a prize offered on one of the blogs but we're not telling which one (we're sneaky that way) so leave comments on each of the blogs to make sure you get in on the giveaway.

My first project this month is an altered Canvas made with the Amber Road line from Pink Paislee. I am just in love with the beautiful rich colors in this line.
The base of the project is made with the "apple cider" patterned paper, with the strip being the backside of the same paper. The fun scalloped edge was created using the Amber Road Impressions Stamps. Amber Road - Impressions Stamps

I used the boarder stamp from the set and stamped along my strip of paper, and then cut around the design to create a scalloped boarder.
The flowers/rosettes on the project were made from the Amber Road Canvas patches, seen below. In the next few days I will have a tutorial up on my blog, showing how to make them. Amber Road - Patches

I also wanted to make a few cards with this line. The Amber Road "punch-out" diecuts and journaling cards make card making easy, quick and cute!

Thanks for visiting my blog, and I am the last stop on the blog make sure that you stopped by all of the DT blogs to leave comments...(don't miss out on your chance @ this months prize!)
If you missed any of the blogs here's a list of links:

Happy Crafting!


Friday, October 9, 2009

a twisted card

I am starting my 2nd term as a twisted sister for the site
Make sure to check out all of the other great examples from the dt, and also get your copy of the sketch so you can play along.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Mom's Kitchen

Mom's Kitchen

I am sucker for anything "50's Housewife" So this line "Domestic Goddess" from Graphic 45 was a must have for me! It would make great altered recipe cards or recipe books, heritage pages, or a fun page with recent pics... maybe baking cupcakes with your daughter :)

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Paper Pumpkins tutorial

Materials needed:
4 sheets of double sided paper
6 brads
thread or string
tape runner or glue
crop-a-dile or small hole puncher
pencil or paint brush to curl paper strips
The instructions for all 3 sizes of the pumpkins are the same, the measurements of the paper strips are the only thing that differs. The pattern paper with the stripes is for the curls, stems and leaves, the other 3 are for the pumpkins. It is your choice which paper to use for which size pumpkin.
Step 1
Cutting the paper strips
Large Pumpkin: Cut 12 strips @ 1 inch by 12 inches
Medium Pumpkin: Cut 12 strips @ 1 inch by 10 inches
Small Pumpkin: Cut 12 strips @ 1 inch by 8 inches
From the striped paper cut: 6-9 strips @ 1/4 inch by 12 inches for the paper curls (2-3 per pumpkin)
Cut 1 strip at 2 inches By 12 inches and then cut it into 3 pieces (2 inched by 4 inches) for the stems
Step 2
Assembling the pumpkin (working on the large one)
Stack all 12 strips of paper

Using a crop-a-dile or a small hole punch, punch through the stack,(about 1/4 inch from the top and centered)

Insert a brad through the hole
Separate the strips, alternating which side each strip is moved to.

Pull the ends together and punch a whole through the ends. Make sure you get through all of them. You will notice that the ends are not even so go up far enough that you get all the ends.

Place a brad through the newly created hole, keeping the paper strips in a circle shape
Step 3
Forming the pumpkin
Tie a long piece of thread around the brad on the inside of the pumpkin (see pic)

To give the pumpkin it’s oval shape, slip the ends of the string under the tines of the opposite brad and pull to get the shape you desire

after you get the shape you like, tie off the thread so it will stay
Now you can open up the pumpkin (my example pumpkin is made with only 8 strips of paper, so yours will be fuller)

Step 4
Decoration the pumpkin
Free hand cut a few leaves from your scrap papers and adhere them to the top of the pumpkin. Curl the thin strips of paper around a pencil or thin paint brush

Curls can be twisted and smooshed into a desirable look and the adhered to the top of the pumpkin
Take the 2 by 4 inch strip of green and cut a 1/4 inch fringe along one of the long sides

Shape into a stem and glue closed. Attach to the top, and your done!


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