Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Cutest Little Kisses Gifts

I love making these every year!  They make the cutest little add ons!  I picked up this stamp a few years back and I just love it, it's a A Muse stamp.  It's perfect for these little Hershey Kisses gift.  They are so simple to make and are much more fun than cards :)

First thing you are going to need to do is cut your choice of paper, this isn't carstock, but you can totally use cardstock as well!  You want to cut your paper 4" x 3" It's about an inch long for each Kiss you want to hold, mine have only 3.

The next step would be to score it every inch.  Simple as that!  Then after that is done you are going to put red line tape on 2 folds, the 2nd and the last.

As you can see you want to put your Kisses down on the piece with tape that's not at the end.  The Red line tape holds them perfectly, you can also use Glue Dots.  Then you simply fold if over and add the final touches.  Here's an angle from the side so you can see how cute it canes out,

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sorry it's been so long!

Hi there!  I'm sorry that it's been so long!  I've had more than I can handle going on lately!  And not to mention I've got strep now too!  I have been busy crafting, but they have been alot of Christmas Presents!  So I cannot share them, because my mom reads my blog! LOL!  But here is a little something that I made last week when I was crafting with Amy!

 We made some altered canvas shadowboxes :)  I had picked up a few cheap canvases from Michaels and we went to town!  There are so many pretty elements!  I had a lot of fun, I even went back and bought another!!  Here are some close ups!

I love the colors!  The whole thing was inspired by that Prima flower that is front & center!  The sand and pink are such pretty combinations!

The dress form was alot of fun, I used a vintage pillow case and cut the ruffles off and used them in the layers of the skirt!  Then the top is the mini bloomers!  I've def. got a lot more to share after Christmas!  I hope I can get some more things up in the meantime!  Sorry I've been so bad!!!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Scrap it With a Song Thankful Blog Hop!!

Hello & Happy Turkey Day!  Thank you for joining us on our Thankful Blog Hop this Thanksgiving!  I hope you've enjoyed the hop so far!  You should of come here from Kelly's Blog if not make sure you go start at the Scrap it With a Song Blog to make sure you get to comment on everyone's blog to enter into all the great prizes being offered!! 

You can comment on the SIWAS Blog to be entered into the random drawing for The Jingle Bells collection from Pretty Little Studio!  There will also be other embellishments added to the prize by the shop's awesome owner Melissa!!  For those of you who have never purchased from Pretty Little Studio you need to go check it out!  I love her product and designs!!!  Here is the prize on the SIWAS blog!!

Now for my Thankful creation!  The song that we all used for inspiration is Kelly Clarkston's Thankful.  If you haven't heard it then it's a must to go check out!

So it being Thanksgiving I created a Be Thankful Card!  I have to be honest, that my friend Liz did design the card and I totally card-jacked her, but I had never made a step card before!!  I did add some extra touches of my own :)

I will also be offering up a prize for the hop and all you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling me what you are most thankful for!  I will be giving away a Bo Bunny Forever Fall 6x6 Paper Pad!!

  Ok the next stop on the hop is going to be Shelley's Blog!  So enjoy the rest of the hop & thank you so much!!!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!!!

Happy Halloween!!  I found this cute with hat to alter for today!  It's about 12" high and I had found a set of battery operated lights in orange at the thrift store about 6 months ago that I had this idea for :)  It all came together so nicely!  First off I had to go buy cheap Halloween paper out of the dollar bin at Target because all of my stuff is cardstock or way to thick to modge podge on a cone shape :)  It was 50% off too :)  I am super happy with the results and it's such a cute centerpiece on the table!  Here is a close up with the lights!

I hope you all have a fun & safe Halloween! And thanks for stopping by!  If you haven't checked out Colorful Kraft's blog hop keep reading and comment!!!  She is giving away some awesome Prima prizes :)

Friday, October 28, 2011

Colorful Kraft's Halloween Blog Hop!

Hello there!  And welcome to the last stop on colorful kraft's Halloween blog hop!  I was tickled when Rebekah asked me to join in on the fun!  I had so much fun creating a few spooky projects for the hop!  I want to make sure that you came here from the right place, if you came from shelly's blog then you are in the right place!  If not make sure you head on over to Rebekah's blog where it all started!!!  Make sure you leave a comment and check back daily to colorful kraft's because there are prizes to be had all weekend long!!!!  Leave me a comment as well and I will have a random prize winner as well!!!  Here's my first project!!

I made this super fun mini-album out of some envelopes from the bank :)  You know the little ones that they put your money in!  Crazy what you think of while waiting for them to cash a check for you :)  hehe!  Anyways here are the pages...

 I fell in love with this DCWV stack that I stumbled upon while at joann's so i paired it up with some older scraps from my stash, that's the best part about making mini albums!!!  I can use scraps :) 

 The fun 3d embellishments are K&Co that are just perfect with the DCWV paper, well it's Halloween, it's all Orange & Black anyways!!  As you can see the pockets open up to put little treasures :) 


Thank you for taking the time to hop along with us!  I hope you had some inspiration and have a couple of ideas to create something fabulous for Halloween!!!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Scrap it With a Song - Taylor Swift Fearless

I'm sorry that I've been seriously slacking lately!  It's been over 3 weeks since my last post!!!  Eeek!  It won't happen again! I promise!  Today there was a new challenge over at SIWAS posted, new DT member Jennifer chose Taylor Swift's Fearless!  So I used the lyrics in the title of this page!

The paper I'm in love with, it's the new Jillibean paper!  It's fabulous!!  I honestly have so much more to share with you that I made during the Paper Niche's Crop Pink last weekend, but I've got 1 1/2 hours to finish 2 more posts that I need to schedule and finish packing!!!  Girl Scout camping ALL WEEKEND LONG!!!  fun fun fun!!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Breast Cancer Album

Happy Sunday Everyone!  I've been on this mini album kick lately and I made this one for a scrap friend of mine who lost someone close to her to breast cancer.  I played with UTEE for the first time and I think I am in love.  I put like 4 layers and stamped the dress form, here is a close up...

Pretty awesome seeing that it started off as a piece of cardboard!  I do on the other hand have UTEE all over my table and floors!! haha!  I am really happy with this album and love the fabric ties as well.  The inside of the album is all pink as well!  I just LOVE how the dress form came out, I'm totally in love with it!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Better late than never...

Don't forget to enter in the Sketches in Thyme open challenge, you can pretty much link up any project that you used a sketch for!  I created this layout based upon a sketch that I made...

 Make sure you go and link up because there is an amazing prize up for grabs! I've been having so much fun lately working with all my Webster's Pages I recently acquired!  I got an amazing Groupon deal for $25 I got a $100 worth of product!  I didn't have much Webster's Pages stuff

I'm also using another one of More Paper Than Shoes amazing roses :D  I have another project that I created that I will be sharing soon!

This is a layout that I made for the Nuts About Sketches challenge last week.  I'm not sure where last week went, because apparently I forgot to post both of these challenges!  whoops!  Here's the sketch for this layout!
Well that pretty much sums up last week!  Not sure where it went!  This week is on it's way to being crazy as well!  I had the day off and didn't get to spend anytime in my craftroom.  Being an adult and having to do things like cleaning and laundry are no fun! 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Scrap it With a Song & More MPTS amazing Flowers!!

Hello everyone!  I've had so much fun playing with the flowers from More Paper Than Shoes!  This spray was just amazing!  I actually made a 12x12 layout, can you believe it?  haha!  I made this layout kind of double dipping for the challenge this week over at Scrap it With a Song!  The challenge this week is to use Coldplay's "Fix You" as inspiration.  First off it's one of my favorite songs, I love it :D  I feel the song represents the challenges that my husband and I have overcome and are still dealing with just being married, as most of you know it's not easy.  After the week I had this layout could of gone many different ways, but lets go positive :D  Make sure you head over to Scrap it With a Song and get your entry in by the end of the month to win some fabulous goodies!  Also don't forget the DT Call at SIWAS ending Sept 20th.  We are going to pick at least 5 people to join the team!!!  How Fun!!!!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

More Paper Than Shoes Guest Designer!

I was so lucky as to be selected to be a guest designer over at More Paper Than Shoes for the month of September.  I received a box full of wonderfulness on Friday night after a long day at work.  The flowers are just amazing.  Her roses are stunning.  I was immediately drawn to this red rose out of all the flowers that I received.  I knew that I wanted to alter a dress form for my first project. 

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I covered the dress form in vintage dictionary pages and modge podge and created the skirt using Webster's Pages trim I picked up at the Paper Niche.  Anna had sent me the crocheted trim and I had the gray rick-rack in my stash.  I knew I wanted to use the red flower, but it was missing something, so I used a vintage mini cake pan I had snagged from Amy and made a stand for the dress form, which gave me so much more room to embellish :D

I'm totally in awe and love at the same time with her roses, they are just amazing.  I have to make a few layouts as well with some of the flowers, but I have all these ideas for altered goodies instead, maybe only one layout!!  I have so many more goodies that the Amazing Anna sent me from More Paper Than Shoes! 

This is the collection that the red & yellow rose came from.  There are a bunch of new collections that are going to be released soon!  You can see them now if you check out and like More Paper Than Shoes on Facebook!!
I'll be creating more fun projects with the rest of my flowers over the next week so make sure you check back to see the rest of her amazing flowers!!!

Monday, September 5, 2011

First Sketch Over at Nuts About Sketches!

Happy Labor Day!  It's reveal day over at Nuts About Sketches!  This is my first week participating and for those of you who haven't been to Nuts About Sketches you should totally go check it out.  The team is compiled of 15 awesome designers and not to mention Shawn's sketches are awesome.  This is my take on the sketch.  I used the new My Mind's Eye 2 6x6 pad and a piece of vintage sheet music.  The one thing I love about scrapping 8x8 is that I can buy a lot of 6x6 pads cheap :D  So I can play with and afford all the new stuff!  So make sure you head on over to Nuts About Sketches and check everyone's work out!  Here is this week's sketch!  I hope everyone has a great Labor Day, I unfortunately am headed to work in a few here!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Precocious Paper Blog Hop!

 Hello & Welcome to my blog!  I hope you are here to celebrate Sweet Tessa's 30th birthday with us!  If you came here from Elise's blog then all is good, if not you better get to the front of the line & head on over to Precocious Paper and start at Tessa's Blog!!  The birthday blog hop is being sponsored by her Etsy Shop, Precocious Paper.  Tessa is giving away over $100 in product and 20 designers are sharing inspiring projects along the hop! 


I was lucky enough to be asked to participate and work with some of Tessa's awesome product!  I created a few things with them so you can see how versatile they are!  Here's what I created for this special event!


 Tessa sent me a sweet bunch of pink and white flowers to play with!  As you can see I had so much fun!  I created a super sweet mini album out of 2 paper towel rolls, added that perfect touch to a present and the perfect pair to my "m" to hang on my art room door!  Here are some more pictures of my sweet little mini album!

 Here is the cutest Lollipop Lace & Felt flower on the front with some felt leaves!  It was my favorite one, that's why it's on front :D


Next is the prettiest rolled fabric rose!  These are so sweet!  I'm going to have to order some more!  They are perfect too because they aren't too bulky!  They would be perfect on the side of a headband too!!


Would you like some Precocious Paper goodies to work with? If you complete the entire hop, leaving a comment on every designer’s post, you will be entered to win the grand prize – the September, October, November and December Samplers! That’s a $54.00 value and dozens upon dozens of hand-crafted scrapbooking embellishments. Follow Tessa’s blog to be entered to win a $20.00 credit to the shop, and if you follow Precocious Paper on Facebook, you could win another $20.00 credit. Tessa is also giving away surprise credits to blog hop participants, so be sure to leave a comment on this post!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Make sure you head over to Tessa's Etsy store and stock up on some fabulous embellishments!  If you use the code 
MGBBHFREE you get FREE SHIPPING & a Thank You Gift!!!  So you have no excuse but to stop by & stock up!  I know I will be!!!

Be sure to keep on hopping & checking out all the other wonderful designer's work and more Precocious Paper goodies!!  Next stop on the hop is... Liz!!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sketches in Thyme Open Challenge

Hello!! I've been so busy I forgot to schedule the post for this morning!!  It's open challenge time at Sketches in Thyme!!  I chose this awesome sketch from Jill Sprout and used the new Echo Park Happy Days paper that was so much fun to play with!  So bright and cheerful!  You have until the end of the month to get your entry in & you can use ANY sketch!  You can even design your own as well :D  Here's the sketch that I used!


Thursday, August 18, 2011

TPV Challenge Threads, Twine, Etc

Happy Thursday night!  I'm so excited that tomorrow is FRIDAY!! Yeah.  What a LONG week!  I can play along now at TPV so this one I actually just created for Nuts About Sketches DT call, but it's got twine!!  :D  I actually got onto the Nuts about Sketches DT that was my other fun news for the week!!!  Yay!!!  Looking forward to it, her sketches are the bomb!  They really are!!  Make sure you go check it out!!!  And TPV has an amazing opportunity coming up starting the 7th so make sure you check that out too!!!

Monday, August 15, 2011

SIWAS! Beach Boys! Fun Fun Fun!!!

Happy Monday everyone!  It's time for a new challenge over at Scrap it With a Song!  The inspiration song this week is the Beach Boys Fun Fun Fun!  This is my bestie Erin across the table from me scrapping all week long this past Spring Break!  She only scraps when I'm around!  The tools I cut out of cardstock!  I had the glue the freaking scissors down because I kept trying to pick them up to cut something!!!  So if you have time in your crazy week to go play along please do!!!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Sketchy Thursdays giving it a try!


I'm finally in a scrappy mood!  Yay!  Thanks to the Paper Niche of course seeing that I got all the new totally yummy My Mind's Eye and Bo Bunny Papers!  And not to mention all the Prima flowers were ummm.... 1/2 price.  Swoon, don't tell my husband!  So I created this layout tonight for the Sketchy Thursday Challenge going on right now.  It was a fun sketch to play with and I totally copied everyone's paper punched ruffle, totally love the look.  I've got to go pack and get the 12x12 papers, I only purchased the 6x6 pads because I scrap 8x8 (Yes this is an 8x8 page!) and the 6x6 work great.  But there are just some of them I LOVE.  

I'm totally excited about all the new product coming out.  I've got these on the MUST HAVE NOW list :D  I can't wait they are so awesome :D

I have serious issues...

I was looking back on my old flickr photos on my account and I ran across these...

Beautiful right?  These were taken after I first moved into my new place about a year and 3 months ago... and here in lies the issue... this is my space currently!!!!!

Yeah so I might have a problem.. haha!!!  My poor husband, LITERALLY!  oops!  I guess I could always just quote the taco bell dog...