Thursday, June 28, 2012


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Hello Everybody!

Happy June 1st to everybody!  This month a year ago I started my little spot on the Internet.  I can't believe how fast a year goes by, can you?

I want to thank all of my Cut and Paste Pals!  I'm so glad to have you here!  Also, I want to thank my Husband Chris for encouraging me to share my passion and projects with the world.  And I thank Google for having free blogs!  :)

So to kick off this month of celebration -- I am going to have a challenge.  I need inspiration for making my Fourth of July/Independence Day cards.  This challenge is opened to everybody worldwide.  I know not everyone celebrates this holiday-sooo your challenge is to make a card celebrating your country's special day.  If you could also give an explanation about your holiday-that would be extra cool.  I would love to learn about your part of the world :)

So here's the deal:

1. Gotta be a Cut and Paste Pal
2. Deadline June 28th, Thursday at Midnight EST
3. Fourth of July Card/or Patriotic Day (you can do other projects but cards are what I'm really looking for)
4. Must be a new project-no backlinking please
5. Link back to and encourage your friends to play!
6. Feel free to combine with other challenges
6.5. Link as many times as you like! (just added) ;)
7. Have fun! :)

Oh...and the prize...hmmm how about $15 (US$) to your favorite online scrapbook store? So go play!  Until next time my friends...I can't wait to see your creations!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Tidbit Tuesday-Scrapbooking on a Vacation Cruise

Hello Everybody!

I went on a cruise a few weeks ago to celebrate one of my friend's birthdays.  It was my first cruise and wonderful!  We went to the Bahamas, and it really is Paradise!  On the ship they have different things going on, so I had to check out the scrapbooking class.

I was going to share with you this story anyway but when I saw the ad on the back page of Scrapbooks Etc. (their last issue) I knew it was meant to be!  This is a true ad if you sail with Royal Caribbean!  LOL!

When I went to the class the guy showed me all the stuff they had to work with and also gave me a free gift.  Here is what I made while I was there.

 The card was already made as it is seen here.  I decorated the inside.

Here is the inside.

Here is my free gift.  I was pleasantly surprised that MAMBI is making the kits.  It was like seeing a friend.  I'm like-Hey I have some of their products!

Here is the back and you can cut these die cuts out.  I like the Royal Caribbean signage.  :)

Pretty cool huh?  It was self paced, and I'm a slow scrapbooker so I was probably in there for about an hour.  It was fun using their stuff because it was different but I would be lying if I said I didn't miss some of my own stuff-LOL.

Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...Bon Voyage!

Monday, June 25, 2012

A Vintage Fourth

Hello Everybody!
This week at Let's Scrap they have a card sketch.  Here's the sketch:

Here is my interpretation of the sketch.  I've been working on my Fourth of July cards but I still have a little ways to go!  The outer "paper" around the blue embossed paper is actually tape from Tim Holtz.  I distressed it with Faded Jeans and Red Brick.

This Fourth of July image is from one of Tim Holtz's paper stacks.  The red and white circles are made out of paper (they look like brads but they're not) and a company called Craft Work Cards makes them.  They call the Candi.  I bought them at the Scrapbook Expo from the The Rubber Cafe.  They are quite handy.

Until next time my friends...Happy Fourth of July! :)  

Friday, June 22, 2012

4th of July Card

Hello Everybody!

June is moving quickly!  And I have lots of Indepence cards to make.  So I was able to get one done using the sketch challenge at Sparkle N Sprinkle.  There's still time to play so go check it out!

Here's the sketch:

Here's my card.  The paper is from Pink Paislee, the paper lace is K&Company and the stamped sentiments and Statue of Liberty are from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  I silver embossed Lady Liberty.  I used Faded Jeans and Brick Red Distress Inks to help color the white paper that I had stamped the sentiments on.

Here's a close up picture.  Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

July 4th Wall Hanging

Hello Everybody,

I couldn't wait to get this posted and share with you!  I am submitting my wall hanging into 4 challenges:

1. Studio L3-A Compendium of Curiosities Volume II-Page 37 Tissue Wrap Flower Challenge 10.  The sponsor this week is The Funkie Junkie Boutique with a gift card for $25 to their shop.  So there is still a little time to play-so c'mon!

2. Simon Says Stamp and Show-A Bit of Brown!  There is a little spot on the right hand bottom corner that the cardboard is exposed and the burlap is a light brown and peaks out through some of the distress ink.  They are giving a $50 gift card to their store.

3. Our Creative Corner-Buttons and Burlap or Bow or Both-I used burlap to hang my art piece, and I put 3 buttons on the right side.

4. Just Us Girls-Red White and Blue

Here it is:

Here it is hanging on the wall.  Scroll on down, and I'll show you a few highlights!

My husband received this seed circular in the mail (it's an advertisement like a catalog).  I had flipped through it and made sure that when he was done that it didn't get thrown away.

It has some colored pages but the best are these black and white ones.  I know that I have paper that looks like this but I should save that ;)

The circular is the same size as my piece of cardboard.  So I took a piece out of the book and used Hodge Podge to glue it onto my cardboard.

Back in May I went to the Scrapbook Expo and bought this cool "paper" at Tall Mouse.

They also had these glitter sheets and bling sheets.  It was an awesome booth!

So I painted a place on my paper with white paint to help make the red pop.

I used my tiny attacher (Tim Holtz) to put the "paper" on my project.  I think I just used 2 little staples and knew I was going to cover them up.

Then I put glittery blue and silver behind my picture.  I used craft glue dots to adhere my picture.  Craft dots are big and thick sort of like a 3-D dot.  I added brad stars and buttons.  The July is made from Making Memories stickers.  The year is from Kaiser rub-ons.

Here's the burlap that I used to hang the wall hanging.

I used faded jeans and red brick to color the burlap.

Here are the tissue flowers.  They are so much fun to make!

I used red and blue distress ink on the background paper and the sealed it with Modge Podge.  I don't know if the paper will turn (it probably will unless it was sealed).

Here a close up of the buttons and the bit of brown down by the grapes in the right hand corner.

Here my project again.  Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...time to get out the  red, white, and blue!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Thankful Card

Hello Everybody!

I made this card with these 2 challenges for the inspiration.

The first one is Technique Tuesday: Faux Pressed Flowers.  It's a really cool and easy technique and I love how it turned out!  

**Revised-The second challenge is Our Creative Corner.  You can use buttons and either burlap or bows.  (Originally I missed the bow part!) Here I used 3 buttons for my centers and added a bow on the middle flower.  I like this card even more after the bow!

Thankful is a Fiskars stamp that I embossed with gold embossing powder.  The paper is from a Colorbok stack I bought at Wal-mart :)

The flowers are Prima, and I have had them for a little while.  They are paper and perfect for this challenge.  I used a Tim Holtz texture fade for the faux press part.

Here are the flowers after I pressed them.

Here's a close up of my bow.

Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to check out the challenges I am hosting.  Just click on the birthday hat! Until next time my thankful :)

Revised                                                               Original

Tidbit Tuesday Challenge-You Tell Me!

Hello Everybody!

Happy Tuesday to you!  Usually on Tuesdays I share a little tidbit of information.  It could be a new technique or product or something different to incorporate to scrapbooking.  But this Tuesday is different.

I want you to give me a tidbit.  That's right!  You tell me something you think I should know.  You have until June 28th Midnight EST.  So leave a comment with your tidbit.  If you have a blog post-then leave the URL in the comments, and I will come and visit.

Here's the deal:

1. For this you can back link
2. You don't have to have a blog-leave a comment in the comment space and check back a couple of days after June 28th to see if you have won
3. 1 Tidbit per person so make it good :)
4. Must be a Cut and Paste Pal

I probably have left something off-so if I need to revise I will.

And the prize is a $6 gift certificate to The Paper Shelter.  They have fun digital stamps which I have used before and really enjoy.

Until next time my friends...see you in a tidbit!

Friday, June 15, 2012

I Love You Card

Hello Everybody!

I have a couple of more Father's Day cards to make but with the help of the challenge at Our Creative Corner-I made one tonight leaving just one more to go!

The challenge is to make a project using your favorite Tim Holtz technique.  When I saw it I knew I had to play along.  You can go here to see the challenge and the DT's beautiful creations!

I am also linking up with Simon Says Stamp and Show-Anything Goes!

So here is my card.  It is for my husband for Father's Day.  I used the technique on page 38 of Tim Holtz's A Compendium of Curiosities Volume 2.  It is the Tissue Wrap Collage.  I first did this technique a few weeks ago at Studio L3.  At first I was skeptical but once made a tag-I love love LOVE this technique.  Let me show you a couple of close ups!

If you look closely you can see some musical icons in the background.  The rub-ons are Kaiser and the chipboard letters are Heidi Swapp-the heart Tim Holtz.  The tissue paper is also T.H.  My mom-in-law gave me the key and lock which are brads.  The musical notes are from Sparkle N Sprinkle.

Here are some music notes right here.

This is an awesome technique.  Tim Holtz is brilliant!  Until next time my friends-go play-make something today :)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Tidbit Tuesday-For the Record

Hello Everybody,

Well I have waited until the very last few minutes of Tuesday to post this!  I had to finish up my layout for Let's Scrap.

My tidbit for today is that if you are in need of a title-For the Record is a pretty good one!  I was using Echo Park's For the Record paper for my layout.  I have the whole kit with stickers and one of the stickers says that.  I would have used it but I need something a bit more spelled out.  

Think about it though--For the Record.  That's brilliant!  My friends...I am sure you will see that title again :)

Ok now here is the sketch for what will be last week in just a few minutes LOL.  But don't worry-there is a new sketch on the way!

Here is my interpretation of the sketch.  My photos were a little bigger so I adjusted to fit my photos.  The letters for my title are American Crafts.  The rhinestone flowers are from Target from the $1 section many many moons ago.

Here is a  close up.

Here is the 2nd page close up.

Now here is the page I made awhile back to start telling this story.

Here is the basic story.

We almost didn't have sodas-but Chris wasn't taking any chances.  We stopped at a gas station.  This explains the coke machine photo :)  I have to say I like how I did the uh oh.  I may try that again somewhere.

Thank you for stopping by my friends.  Until next time--Have a good evening-for the record (that doesn't make sense but I'm just gonna leave it) ;)

Friday, June 8, 2012

Baby Girl Card-A Die Cut Challenge

Hello Everybody!

It's time for another challenge to celebrate my 1 year Blogiversary!  Tonight I made a card using my Cricut.  I was thinking about how die cuts get left by the wayside sometimes.  Well-not tonight my friends!  Either make some or get out the pre-made ones because that is what this challenge is about!  You can distress them, glitter them, what ever your heart desires-just let me know which is the die cut just in case! :)  And letters don't really count here.

So here's the deal:

1. Gotta be a Cut and Paste Pal
2. Deadline June 28th, Thursday at Midnight EST
3. Use a Die Cut for a card, scrapbook page, altered project, etc. (Letters don't count but images do!)
3.5 You can used punches too (and any die cut machine you have) :)
4. Must be a new project-no backlinking please
5. Link back to and encourage your friends to play!
6. Feel free to combine with other challenges
7. Link as many times as you like!
8. Have fun! :)

Here is my card using a die cut:

  The baby is from New Arrivals on the Cricut.  I used Cotton Candy Stickles on her bow and diaper.  The sentiment is from Little Yellow Bicycle.  And the rattle is from a button set.

And the prize!  The prize is this set of stamps from Jenni Bowlin and a package of die cuts from Girl's Paperie.  I will mail this Internationally so everyone can play!

 Until next time my up those creations!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Graduation Card-You Did It!

Hello Everybody!

Tonight I made a graduation card for my niece.  She graduated 2 weeks ago but we couldn't come because there are only so many tickets to watch the graduation.  Sort of a bummer-but it's ok!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp and Show: Textures

Frilly and Funkie: Kraft paper and Twine

Here's my card.  I used the Tim Holtz fade Damask on the Kraft paper and put it as my background.  I used brick red Distress Ink and Gold Paint Dabber.  That is my new favorite combination!

There are 2 pieces of twine-one from Martha Stewart and the other from Queen and Company.

Here's my piece of kraft paper before I did anything to it.

I changed the color of the star because I wanted to brighten up my tag.  Gold was my first choice though.  I used several Distress Inks on my tag.  The star stamps and sentiment are from Stampin' Up.

Here's a close up of the tag.  I really like the versatility of these stamps.  And there are two more pictures and matching sentiments in the stamp set.  I won these stamps at Maggie Made Cards.  Woo Hoo!  And this is the first chance I have had to play with them.  I used white embossing powder for the star and black ink for the sentiment.  Pop Dots are on the back of the tag to give it some depth.

This is a close up of the ribbon.  It was a beige lace and then I added a few drops of Distress Stain to them.  Love it!

And here's my card again.  Until next time my friends...have a great weekend!