Friday, August 29, 2014

Practical Scrappers" Scrapping Your Stash" August Blog Hop

Welcome practical friends to another fun monthly blog hop!  I missed yas last month with how busy I've been, but I got a worthy project for you this month. Our Hop will run Friday 8-29 through 8-31 11:59pm CST, but you can always see our projects here inspiration:)
You should be arriving here from the very talented Suzanna Lee. If you are just arriving here then please head back to Practical Scrappers so you don't miss any of the inspiration along the way.
In case you get lost along the way here's the full hop...

My project this month came about from a customer who wanted a family album as a gift for her mother-in-law.  I spent a lot of time looking online for the right papers for this mini album.  I couldn't find anything that I was "feeling".  I got mad, shut the computer off and started digging....digging....and more digging (yes I have that much paper).  Then, low and behold, I found my perfect papers; already in hand; didn't cost me a penny, which makes my album pure profit :)--My Little Yellow Bicycle Collection Kit "Vintage Summer" that I won last year in May. The entire album was done with all LYB papers and embellishments (cardstock was all core'dinations). The Album itself was the LYB canvas 6x6 ring album.  I finished off the rings with some torn Americana theme fabrics.

Loved this Silhouette file that I found to use as a title

pocket to hold extra photos

did a bunch of pull outs for photos and journaling .

one of my favorite pages...the family tree shape made with wooden circular bookmarks that I cut down--journaling to be added to the sticks :)

another fun silhouette file with circular frames :)

my explosion box page, my way to add multiple photos for a small space since I can't do a double 12x12 spread ( there are 6 simlar photos on the fronts of the 4 extension pieces).

the end with some more space to hold photos.

Hope you enjoyed my mini hope on over the the amazing Lee-Anne!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Practical Scrappers "Scrapping Your Stash" June Blog Hop

Welcome back for another fun blog hop scrappy fans!  If you are hopping here from the very talented Bobbi , then you are in the right place.  Otherwise, head all the way back to Practical Scrappers  so you don't miss any fun inspiration or RAK's along the way.  In case you get lost along the way here's the full list of the hop to help you get back on track...

Here's the layout I created-- I pulled out one of my DCWV (My Sunshine Stack) stacks that I bought because I loved every sheet in it. Of course it's now been a year, and I only used two pieces from it, because I was just too afraid many of you do that? I also decided I was going to scrap this photo of my daughter since it is going to be her 8th birthday on Saturday --I can't believe my baby girl is 8!!!

I also took a close-up here on the embossing I did...I've really been on an embossing kick again with every project I do these days and just couldn't help but throw in some of my favorite folders.

Products used from my stash:
paper--DCWV - My Sunshine
Ink-Studio g chalks (orange and light green)
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist ( Jack O' Lantern)
Embossing Folders: D'Vine Swirls, Spots and Dots -Provo Craft
Honeycomb- Tim Holtz Alterations
Gelly Roll Pen (black)

Thanks for stopping by! Now, hop on over to my friend Alison to check out her "STASHING" project! 

Saturday, May 3, 2014


IT's National Scrapbook Day and I have a winner from our scrap your stash blog hop!!!



Congrats!  Send me your mailing address at and I will get that out to you!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Scrapping Your Stash Blog Hop with RAK!!

Welcome to the Scrapping your Stash Blog Hop  hosted by Practical Scrappers... This is your final stop along the way and you should have arrived here from my dear friend Christine Meyer's Blog.
Here's the full list if you have just got here!

The last week of every month we have a blog hop all about just using our stash.  This month, I found some washi tape, some flair buttons, a flower, some twine, and an brand new embossing folder that I had hiding away in my drawers that I've never use on any projects that are at least 6 months old ( the flair and washi are over a year). Here's my project!

I have decided to offer this little RAK-- I had two packs of the flair badges and I'm giving two rolls of the washi away that were also in my pack that I should just get rid of because I have too much-  LOL!  To be eligible all you have do is leave me a comment telling me why you love scrapping from your stash!

Thanks for stopping in!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

A New Card

Sharing a card that I created for a magazine call that didn't get picked up. I'm a huge fan of embossing and I don't pull out my Cuttlebug nearly as often as I should. Just so happens that call was for embossing the base of a card and I pulled out my all time favorite embossing folder--Stars :)

Products Used: 
The Paper Company - Cardstock (kraft and white)
Little Yellow Bicycle - Vintage Summer (star paper)
Little Yellow Bicycle - Naturals burlap stickers 
Little Yellow Bicycle - Vintage Summer stick pins 
Little Yellow Bicycle - Naturals wood saying 
Little Yellow Bicycle - Naturals jute pack (bright) Jute
Provocraft - Cuttlebug and Star Embossing Folder

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Rainbow LOOMY!!

Loomy or loony not sure what you want to call it...this month at Practical Scrappers the designers were challenged to use elastic bands --like those ones from the Rainbow Loom craze on their projects.
I decided to create to a bracelet and card --a true "gift card", in which the gift is part of the card for my project.

The "gift card" all in one!

The cloud clusters removed to reveal the bracelet!

The bracelet

Just in case you were wondering how the rainbow saying from the front of the card finished up, here's a peek at the inside of the card :)

Hope you enjoyed my bracelet/card gift, make sure you head on over to Practical Scrappers to check out all the other ladies' loomy projects! Thanks for stopping in!

Sunday, February 23, 2014


You know what's many projects I create and just forget to post them to my poor neglected blog that is so out of date! Sometimes I think...maybe I should just start an entire new blog so I don't see how neglected this one is...LOL! But anyway, here are two projects that I'ved recently created --OMG they are layouts-- and wanted to share!

This first one was inspired from the DCWV January Stack-a-holics sketch.  Yep, I was late on that too but as soon as I saw the sketch I knew what pics and papers I wanted to use.  Finally after some determination and the help of a snow day at school I got it done!

This second layout was for our Frugal Finds topic at Practical Scrappers.  This month I challenged the ladies to use cookie cutters in their projects to see what they could come up with!   I had fun with mine and headed right to the summer cookie cutters after all the snow we have had!

Thanks for stopping in!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Scrappin' Our Stash Blog Hop

Welcome to the Practical Scrappers Blog Hop 
where we are Scrapping our Stash. You should have arrived here from Jessica Arrant.  If you are just popping in to see what I've been up to, head on back to Practical Scrappers so you don't miss anything along the way!  If you came here looking for my ribbon project details from Practical Scrappers well then, scroll on down to the next post!

CHA is this weekend and that means the industry is putting out all kinds of fabulous new product.  So what better time to kick off our new monthly series of Scrapping our Stash!  A special shout out to the sponsor of today's hop: Kiwi Lane Designs!

Kiwi Lane Designs creates templates that help take the frustration out of scrapbooking!  And one lucky winner today will get a border set and an accessory set from Kiwi Lane.  We are big fans of Kiwi Lane Designs and in fact have several members of our design team who either currently or in the past have been a part of their design team!  Details on how you can win this prize are at the bottom of this post!

  We recognize that this is a huge list for the blog hop and would love for you to visit as many as you can...but we are not making that mandatory to qualify for the prize here.  That said, many of the designers are offering prizes of their own so we do recommend seeing what you can get in on :).
Here' the full blog hop in case you get lost along the way!
Practical Scrappers Blog Hop List
Practical Scrappers
Kerri Yarus You Are Here
Lisa Peeples *****Go Here Next

Now, how to get in on that prize! You can do any or all of the following for up to three entries! 
1) Become a follower here
2) Become a fan on our facebook page
3) Become a fan on the Kiwi Lane facebook page and make sure to tell them we sent ya!

Here's my stash project...I started out with some scraps from my Creative Memories Delight Shopper Diva papers and stickers, some vellum I bought in 2007, pom pom trim that is 4 years old; some Basic Grey opaline designer half pearls (pink), some Studio 118 large pearls, an old wine class, and battery operated candle.

Isn't it just the cutest little tea light!!

 upclose of the lamp shade...

 my wine glass with candle...NOTE DO NOT USE A REAL CANDLE!

 the lamp base is covered with 2 small packs of the opaline swirl pearls.

all the angles of lampshade showing off the different stickers, the embossing I did with my Cuttlebug using D'vine Swirls and my butterfly die and embossing combo, and yes three more packs of opaline pearls with a touch of some pink bling on the butterflies.

Thanks for stopping should now be hopping over to my talented friend Lisa Peeples!

Who Says It's Too Early For Next Christmas?

I'm up today over at Practical Scrappers sharing my idea on how to use up some of that ribbon.  Here's is a 4 and 1/2 ft ribbon and fabric garland I created.  You'll probably see me selling these next year at all my holiday fairs ( I went a little crazy buying material after Christmas when it was clearanced out ).  I started with some 4 ply 72lb jute cord as my base.  Created slip knots at each end.  Then I took my material for this one I just tore it into 1" x 6" strips ( you could cut them all with pinking shears or scissors depends on the effect).  Then just tie away.
To finish it off, I created some cinnamon dough ornaments ( the recipe is below ) and painted some gingerbread men and squiggles on hearts .  Here's a close up of my ornaments.  I tied them on with some coordinating checkered ribbon scraps.

Cinnamon Dough Recipe
1 1/8 Cup of Flour
3/4 Cup of ground cinnamon
1 Cup of Salt
1 Cup of Water
1 Tbsp Ground Nutmeg
1Tbsp ground Cloves

Mix dry ingredients with water to form a smooth stiff dough.  Divide into three or four portions. Place each section between two sheets of wax paper and roll to 1/4 and 3/8 inches thickness. Use cookie cutters to cut out. While dough is till soft use a straw to put a hole in the top of each ornament for the ribbon to go through.  Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Paint with acrylic paints ( I chose not to use a clear coat of varnish because I did no want them shiney).

Thanks for stopping in!


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