Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
I just wanted to take a moment to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season. Spend time with the ones you love, take photos of all of it, then scrap like the wind! ☺
Sunday, December 21, 2008
I made this layout using the November sketch by Di Hickman which was also her 1000th blog post. Isn't that wild? Congrats on all your hard work, Di - you are an inspiration to so many! Happy birthday wishes, too!
The coolest thing on this layout for me (besides the fun photo ♥ ) is the tree border cut with my new QuicKutz Silhouette. Click the photo for a closer look. Details for this layout are here.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
ALL ORDERS RECEIVED BY THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18TH
ALL ORDERS WILL RECEIVE A FREE GIFT!
Monday, December 15, 2008
If you are any or all of these: an avid scrapper, love to share your unique creations, love to chat on the message board and encourage others with praise, then Scrap in the New Year is just the contest for you! Not only will you be playing as an individual, you are playing towards bragging rights for your favorite site! Regardless of whether you are on the winning site, 5 players will win prizes!
Contest starts January 1, 2009 but contest activities are taking place right now! Please join us for a good time and get ready to scrap away the month of January!
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Join us at (Some) Assembly Required this month for a new challenge. Many times the holidays mean an extended family meal. This challenge is all about helping your table shine a little brighter! We challenge you to alter something, candle holders, napkins, table runners, place mats and place holders come to mind, to add to your holiday table.
When you are done, take a photo of your beautiful creation and link it to us in the comments section of this SAR post by midnight on Dec. 31st. We will add it to our Holiday Table gallery. If it is easier for you, please email us a photo. On January 1st we will choose a winner who will receive a lovely RAK of holiday crafting goodies!
My little box is open inside - perfect for a flower arrangement, silverware bundles, breadsticks, candy canes...basically anything that will fit inside. I used paper and flowers from Making Memories and a Martha Stewart snowflake border punch. Click here for the details. Can't wait to see what you make!
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
This "Boo Bag" started as a clearance paper mache bag and ended as a fun treat holder or decoration. Here's a little shout out to my bud Di Hickman who's on the same page with me! ♥
I experimented with flocking several months ago, and this card was one of my examples. The holly paper came pre-flocked, so they matched up perfectly. Lots more projects are on the way!
Saturday, November 15, 2008
You can find the complete line of Basic Grey Ambrosia at Scrapbook Express. Stop by, check out their "Give Thanks" sale and tell them I sent you! ☺
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Since I was away in Pennsylvania helping my mom recover from open heart surgery, I was without internet (is that even legal?) and unable to post the new (Some) Assembly Required November challenge. Better late than never I guess!
With Thanksgiving on the way, we decided to alter notebooks with a Thankful theme. Link us a photo of your creation in the comments section of the SAR post or email us a photo by midnight, November 30th. On December 1st we will randomly draw a winner for a Making Memories "Noteworthy" prize pack including papers, a journaling notebook, tiny alpha stickers, glittered flower stickers and a few other surprises!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
For many of my altered letter projects, I paint all the letters the same base color regardless of what patterned papers I am going to use. For this set, I painted the letters to match the main color of each paper - two red, one ivory and one green. I love the end result! The papers are from the new Little Yellow Bicycle "Sharon Ann Christmas Magic Collection" which help accentuate the elegant feel of this graceful font style. A few simple embellishments finish this set of letters - they are ready for holiday decorating or gift giving!
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
I created the card above using my Cricut (Opposites Attract cartridge), some wire and a fun Studio G stamp. What could be easier? Details for this card are here.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Well, ok, maybe I'm not in *that* great of shape...but I am a proud new member of the Say It With Letters design team! ☺ I have been fortunate enough to work with letters and shapes from Deb Damboise several times this year, and now I'll be getting my monthly fix of her products. Special congrats to Julie Masse and Heather Simpson-Bluhm who are joining the team with me for this term. We have some very talented designers to keep up with! Stay tuned for my first project coming soon!
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Well, this is it! We are fully into the month of October which is my personal favorite of the entire year. If you have ever stood at the bus stop with me or walked through a pumpkin patch with my family, you know how I feel about blue skies, cooler temps, pumpkins and the smell of fall. I fully intend to build a dome over my property, climate control the entire thing, and charge admission to my own version of paradise, OCTOBERVILLE. Who's coming?
Well, until that happens, I'll have to take great pictures and scrap them to cherish these precious times. Here are the pictures we took of the boys at Potter's Bridge and Russell Farms, both located in Noblesville, IN.
Saturday, October 4, 2008
I created the treat box above with a single sheet of patterned paper, some eyelets and ribbon through the top, and a clear bag that holds the treat inside. I was thinking that it would make either a fun gift for an expecting mom (spa gift card, chocolates, baby sitting coupons!) or even a baby shower favor for guests.
I also created cards for inside the envelope with a Scor-It embossed, inked and stamped border.
My final Scor-It project also used the embossing and sanding technique. This Cosmo Cricket Cogsmo paper already has distressing on it, so adding real sanding fit right in! The mini Scor-It makes even spacing a snap for this embossed and sanded border.
A very big thank you goes out to HAMMONDSgroup, Inc. for their generous donation of tools for the team. Be sure to check out the Scor-It Gallery at Caardvarks for all the amazing projects created by our designers. The Scor-It website also has a project gallery, downloadable PDF instruction files and video webisodes to help you get started. Check it out!
And if you're up for a challenge, use scoring of some kind of any type of papercrafting project and link back to this Caardvarks post by midnight on October 18th to be eligible to win a Scor-It mini of your very own! ☺
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Big congrats to our September winner Kelli Smith! Take a peek at her altered lunch pail here.
And Mrs. Loftus, if you read my blog, SURPRISE! ☺
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
The bat uses Doodlebug sugar coated cardstock, red bling and Platinum Stickles. Click on the image for a closer look at the pattern on the bat.
This e uses the Verbal Creep paper from Reminisce.
This white e uses spiderweb paper by Art Warehouse/Creative Imaginations.