Friday, December 27, 2013

Top Ten Blog Hop of 2013

Welcome to the TOP TEN BLOG HOP of 2013...

If you arrived here from Krissy Clark's blog you are in the right spot. If you are just popping in because WOW!! I have finally posted something to my blog for the first time in what...5 months...then head on back to my friend Monika Wright's blog  so you don't miss any of fun along the way! In case you got lost along the way here is the full list...

Laurel Seabrook:

I gotta say 2013 has been slow on the scrappy side for me...working full time now, three kids in too many activities, and trying to do craft shows on side sure has kept me hopping.  However, what I have created I sure have loved.  Most of these projects have been shared at the pretty much the only place I share my work these my favorite blog, Practical Scrappers, while a few I have just made as Christmas gifts this year ( the snowman Wreath, snowman topiary, and the altered window frame --the most fun I've had creating a project in a LONG time). The layout in the center (What A Splash) was the highlight of my scrappy year being picked for the Little Yellow Bicycle Summer Winner contest...and with that winning I created the POSE layout from the goodies they sent me.  The Color my World layout is the highlight of my scrappy space truly one of the most artist pieces I've created...melting crayons--gotta put a shout out to the aides in the summer school for putting me up to that challenge!


Hope you enjoyed my 10 projects.  Now head on over to Rhonda as you near the end of this hop!  Thanks for stopping in!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Practical Scrappers And Paper Secrets ( WOOD) BLOG HOP!!

 Welcome to the Practical Scrappers/Paper Secrets Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Paper Secrets' designer Rochelle Spears.  If you are one of my followers and just happen to be passing through to see what I've been up to, make sure you head all the way back to Practical Scrappers so you don't miss anything!  We are so excited to have you here today!  For this blog hop we are featuring the Ten Things Team from Practical Scrappers and members from the Design Team at Paper Secrets. Our topic for this hop is a fun, trendy one that will definitely catch your attention: wood! We have a collection of wood goodies from Paper Secrets to give away and you can get all the details on that below, but first here's the list for the hop!

Blog Hop List

Here's what you can win from Paper Secrets!

Here are my wood projects:

First up are these wooden clothespin magnets.  Now, some of you may be wondering why I am into the Christmas season already ( when I haven't even sent my kids back to school yet), but it is crunch time here at the end of the summer before I go back to work so I am busy getting ready for holiday craft fairs.  These little snowmen magnets I saw on Pinterest.  I decided I was going to made them to spice up my price signs for some of my hanging items.  Just gave them a spray paint, painted on some faces with acrylic paint, inked the sided with some brown chalking ink, gave him some cheeks with pink chalking ink, and tore up some scrap holiday material for the scarves.

Here I have two sets of tile coasters.  All these are some 16 cent white 4"x 4" ceramic tiles (purchased from my local LOWES--Home Depot carries them as well) that I used some scrap sheets of holiday paper (and the snowman face is a print out of a digi image).  I just used some Mod Podge to adhere then layered a 4 coats of Mod Podge on top and sealed with the a coat of the Mod Podge clear acrylic sealer.

Here's an up close of my wood embellishments...

I used some white wooden snowflakes (that I have no idea where I got) and added some crystal stickles and bling to. The little snowman face is actually a mini wooden clothespin that I picked up an entire bag of 100 different holiday mini clothespins for $1.

Not that you you've seen my projects here's how you can get entered to win some fabulous prizes:
I have a small package of mixed Crate Paper goodies from past collections as I've been trying to clean out my stash so I put this kits together:

All you have to do is 1 little step...
1.) Leave me a comment answering this...I've been busy preparing for the Christmas craft fairs I've participated in for four years now and there is nothing I love to hear feedback at those fairs.

  What kind of items do you like to buy when you go to a holiday craft fair?

and the GRAND PRIZE from Paper Secrets!

You can do any or all of the following 
1) Be a follower here at Practical Scrappers
2) Be a follower at the Paper Secrets Blog
5) Leave us a comment here telling us which of those you did :)

You have until 11:59 PM CST on Sunday, August 25th to enter.  A winner will be announced early next week for the GRAND PRIZE on Practical Scrappers .  My RAK winner will be announced sometime in the afternoon on MONDAY, August 26th!

Thanks for stopping in!  Now hop on over to my friend Lee-Anne to check out her project!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

No More Pencils In MY HOUSE!!

Today over at Practical Scrappers we are featuring our frugal finds challenge.  This month's challenge was pencils. Guess what?  There aren't any extra ones laying around my house anymore :)

I glue some pencils around a plastic baby cup.  Tied some red ribbon around it.  To finish it all off, I altered a little wooden clothespin  to create a detachable magnet.  Perfect for those back to school gifts for you child's teachers!

Make sure you head over to Practical Scrappers and check out how the other designers were inspired to use pencils!

Thanks for stopping in!

Monday, August 12, 2013


Sharing a project today over at Practical Scrappers with the On-Trend Team featuring our highlighted topic of Sunbursts! Make sure you stop in and check out how our ladies are just bursting with inspiration!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Practical Scrappers Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Practical Scrappers Specialty Team Blog Hop! You have reached the final stop, so if you are just popping in, please make sure you head back to Practical Scrappers so you don't miss anything along the way! This weekend you can swing by the blogs of any of the listed team members and check out their Chevron Projects.  Several team members are doing giveaways and BONUS so is the Practical Scrappers Blog!  Scrapbook Pal has graciously offered to sponsor this hop and we are going to be giving away a $25 gift certificate to their store!  Details on how to enter are located below the blog hop list!

Kerri Yarus  ****You Are Here***

To be entered to win the $25 gift certificate to Scrapbook Pal you can do any/all of the following:
1)Become a follower here at Practical Scrappers
2)Like our facebook page
3)Like the Scrapbook Pal facebook page
4)Leave us a comment on the Practical Scrappers Blog

The blog hop ends at 11:59pm CT on Sunday June 28, 2013 so get your comments and liked pages done before then!

Here is my project.  I was lucky enough to win the entire Victorian Summer Collection from Little Yellow Bicycle about a month ago and decided to pull out everything I won and see what I could do ( it is quite overwhelming to have so much spread out in front of you)!

I decided I'd share my project that won me my Vintage Summer Collection since I haven't shared it on my blog yet and it also has Chevrons!

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Thanks for joining us along the way!   Hope you enjoyed all the Chevrons!

Monday, January 7, 2013


SORRY for the delay--was a bit crazy this weekend!  But without further delay here is the winner from the TOP 10 BLOG HOP!!

drum roll please........................................................................................................................................

NICOLE DOIRON!!!  please email me at with your mailing address and I will get your Crate Paper goodie package out to you!

Thanks for all who played along and hope you enjoyed all the inspiration along the way!

Friday, January 4, 2013

January Sketch Challenge at Practical Scrappers!

Up today over at Practical Scrappers we have our talented designer/sketch artist Liz Chidster sharing one of her fabulous sketches to get our mojo going!

here's my take on Liz's sketch...
Product List:
Core d'nations: Cardstock (blue and white)
DCWV: Pattern Paper- Christmas and Winter Value Pack
Spellbinders: Lacey Circle and Snowflake dies
Fiskars:  Scallop circle Punch
Provocraft:  Cuttlebug
Creative Memories: Circle Cutting System
American Crafts: Thickers
Gelly Roll: White Pen
Bling & Buttons:  Unknown (from OLD STASH)
Thanks for stopping in!
Be sure to stop back tomorrow to see who the winner from my top 10 blog hop was!


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