Thursday, April 30, 2009

Tea Bag Fold Challenge

This is my entry for the this week. I played hookey last week because I was grounded from the scrappy office until I got it clean. So, I finally got the spring cleaning done again and now I can play again.

The papers I used in my card are all heidi grace designs Regan's Closet Collection. I I just love the colors in this double sided cardstock, the brown, pink, aqua, and lime green. They are my favorite colors to scrap right now. So what did I do. I used my cricut to cut three scalloped circles ( Storybook cart) and embossed each circle in my bug with D'Vine Swirls. Then I folded each circle in half and then used the tea bag fold to create my little triangle. Next a little orgami, you have to open up the flaps you just folded over ( this creates 2 petals from each circle). Rpeat this 2 more times for the other 2 circles and form your flower. As for the other items I used; Fiskars threading water punch on the lime green paper with the flowers. I cut the center flower with my small flower die for my bug. As for the sentiment I used the Label 4 nestabilities that I cut embossed, and inked. Added some ribbon and acrlyics and was done!

Here are some pictures so you can get a better look!

Thanks for stopping in!!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Woo Hoo!!

Just wanted to share my good new with all of you! I just came from the and there saying the winner of the Easter Treat Challenge was my name. YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!! I am thrilled that I won! I get lucky every once in awhile in a random draw to be chosen for something, but never win something that's being picked!!! I cannot believe it! I won a $15 gift card from The Craft Barn and I think I already know what I am going to get--Nestibilities. I've been eyeing those babies up for a long time, and now I have a reason to spend the money. Now, I will have to spend a little extra but, I've been holding back waiting for the right time. Guess my time has come!!

Make sure you if you got a bug you stop on over and join in the challenges there. One of my favorite online scrappy friends is on the Design Team there and she does ever so fabulous work for them--love ya A!!!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easter Basket Tutorials

After some good feedback from fellow scrappy friends asking for instructions, here a tutorial I made on how to create my Easter Baskets.

This is what you need for this project:
1 - 5" x 12" sheet of cardstock
11- 1" x 5" strips of cardstock
1 - 1.5" X 12 strip of cardstock
Ribbon, Threading water punch or your favorite border punch, sanding block, I used Swiss Dots CB embossing folder, and your strong adhesive
Cut 4- 1 inch strips in the 5 x 12 strip starting 1/2 inch in and leaving a 1/2 inch at the end so you don't cut all the way through end up with a wash board looking piece of paper.

Weave the 11- 1 x 5 inch strips in between the slots on the 5 x 12 sheetafter done weaving glue all the flaps that are on top down, then flip over and do other side. Set this piece aside to dry.

Take the 1.5 x 12 inch strip and use border punch on both side of the strip ( this will form the handle)!!

Now return to your dry, weaved, 5 x12 sheet and cut 1/4 inch from one of the edges. This is to give you a straight edge to create the rim of the basket. Use punch along entire length.

Now , emboss the 5 x12 sheet with your favorite CB folder. Just turn the EB folder sideways and repeat three times to do the entire length.

emboss the handle strip, again turned the EB folder sideways and repeat three times to do the entire length.

Use sanding block to expose the white core of the embossing on both strips.
overlap, I go in two scallops on the punch and line them up and adhere to create round shape.

Attach 4.25" circle to the bottom

Use ribbon on handle and base of basket.
Attach handle with strong adhesive-- I use Beacon's!!

Here's pic with added stamp image, I stamped with jet black StazOn onto water color paper. I used water color pencils to color in the the stamped image ( the image is a Studio g $1.00 stamp that I picked up at M's in their $1.00 bins).
The scalloped oval was cut on my cricut from the Storybook cart and then embossed with D'vine Swirls A2 embossing folder. I inked over the embossing with pink Studio g pigment ink. (
The image is just on some lime green cardstock and I gave it a 3-D look by attaching it with some foam squares
Have fun making these and make sure if you do make one of my baskets, post me a link so I can see what you've created!!
Happy Scrappin!!

Wanna a $50 gift card from

Thanks to Sandy at JS I found found this great blog that has a lot of great prompts and a great give-a-way going on, a $50 dollar gift card at Here's the link for ya: Make sure you stop in a leave a comment. This was my first time there and after looking around there are some great tutorials, inspirational, creativity, and journaling prompts and will be adding this one to my blog roll!

Have a great one and get on over there and leave a comment!

Monday, April 6, 2009

The Cuttlebugspot Challenge # 25 - Easter Basket

Wow, I have this challenge done already and I wasn't even planning to. It just so happens that last week I made three of these little baskets for my kids teachers so they can give them their Easter treats in. The basket is still empty because I haven't made the cookies yet. I always make sugar cookies on lollipop sticks stick some floral foam in the botton, and top with Easter grass-- I'll have to post a picture after I get the cookies done, too! But for now, this will work for the challenge.

Cuttlebug Folders used:
Swiss Dots
D'Vine swirls

Update: Here's a pic with the cookies in all three baskets I made!! I love how they turned out, and hope the kids teachers will love them too!!

Thanks for stopping in and have a scrappy happy easter!!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Page Maps Blog Contest " What's On My Mind"

I haven't been posting too much on the blog lately as life has me running like crazy 2 days of soccer practice a week, 2 days of karate practice, travel soccer games, pre-school, and sick kids. But, somehow in between all that ( more like in the wee hours of the morning when I should be fast asleep), I did manage to get this contest done for the "What's On My Mind" theme over at the page maps blog. I really had a lot of fun doing this LO. I've already scrapped this picture twice before (one for Jaedon's and one for Delaney's album), but I needed one for the family album too because it's so hilarious and makes me laugh everytime I look at it. This is what happens when you give your kids markers while you are making dinner. All of the sudden things get very quiet and you know they are up to something. So, you peek around the corner and this is what you see.... ROTFLO!! I thought this "what's on my mind" theme was perfect for this senario. I am ever so curious to know just exactly what is going through those heads so for once I could be one step ahead. I want catscan of my children's brains so I know exactly how they are working, but I'm sure if we had them figured parenting would just be too easy.

Now, what did I use for this LO:

I just bought these papers a few weeks ago when I got to travel to a Michael's in State College, PA ( that's the closest M's to me in the little city of DuBois). All the paper's are from the We R Memory Keepers WHiTe Out Collection which really suited this pic well with all the orange crayola marker on their faces-- it really made that marker go "pop" to me!! I also used a transparency that I bought there too that is by Best Creation Inc. I used my orange Studio g pigment ink, and my timber brown StazOn ink to ink around the edges of all the papers. I also used some white ric rac ribbon, blue acrylic gems, my stapler ( I inked the staples with the timber brown StazOn), and I even pulled the sewing machine out to do some stitching around paper with the circles on it.

Journaling reads: {What's on my mind is "what's" going on in those two precious little heads? "Who" comes up with the ideas? "Where" do they come from? One thing is for sure, you always make things interesting!}

Thanks for stopping in and hopefully I get to updating this thing a little more often!

Have a scrappy day!!


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