Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Our Friend Carl...

So, I've been holding these pictures for quite a while hoping to get a chance to scrap them.  This was the perfect sketch, Sketch 230 from Scrapbook Challenges.

These are pictures of a friendly Cardinal that has been visiting us.

Sassafrass Lass paper, flowers, chipboard

Monday, November 29, 2010

Check out Scrap Scene

Pretty cool :) See anything familiar?
Scrap Scene

Friday, November 26, 2010

Holiday Hook-Up at Paper Issues!

Time for another Challenge over at Paper Issues!!!
We want to see your Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/Festivus/Christmukkah
...or whatever you celebrate...projects!!!

I know you all have them out there, I've seen them!  Hook them up!
Don't forget to check out the awesome Design Teams creations too!

Here are the rules:

You can link as many projects as you want...nothing offensive, please.
If you used paper...you are in!
Link to your blog post, not to the main page of your blog. We want to be able to find your project.
If you don't have a blog...feel free to link to your Flickr, SCS Gallery, we just want to find you!

Comment on a few other projects...everybody loves some love!

You have until December 25 to link up!

Thursday, November 25, 2010


For those of you able to hop on to the blogging world today.....

I hope you have a wonderful time filled with thankfulness, family, friends and of course TURKEY!

Blessings to you all!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Crate Paper Crazy!

 Wow, I've been in a holiday creating mood!  I went a little Crate Paper crazy this weekend!  Here's a few project to share with you.  The first is a recycled Prima Flower box (gotta love those)!  It is now a cookie/candy box to share when I get around to baking.  I lined the box with some pattern paper as well as covered the outside sides.  I added some chipboard pieces, ribbon and glitter.  That's it!

Next is a Christmas Tree! I bought a foam floral cone for this.  I put a layer of guesso on it before I started because that green foam tends to rub off all over.  I used Glue Dots® to adhere the strips of paper onto the cone.  The strips were cut 1/2" X 3" then the ends were curled and placed on in layers working from the bottom up.  I added a scallop circle to the top and the chipboard piece.  I sprayed it with adhesive spray then shook on some Mica Flakes from Martha Stewart.  It really looks so much cuter in person :) P.S. Ignore our dead grass!  Not enough rain here :( You'd never guess it's Florida!

Here is a close up of the tree. You can see the mica flakes.


“I wrote this blog post while participating on the Glue Dots® design team.”

Thanks for stopping in today :)  I appreciate it!

Monday, November 22, 2010

How about a cute sketch?

Isn't this a cute sketch?  I didn't want to change too much.
This is sketch 229 from Scrapbook Challenges, don't forget to go upload yours.

Here's my take.  This is my son trying to run up a tree!

Friday, November 19, 2010

I have issues.....

 Paper Issues, that is!!!  I made the design team for this fabulous blog!  Don't you just love the name?  I did the "Why didn't I think of that!" when I happened accross this blog.  You should really go check out the awessome designers on here, you'll be inspired.

While you are at it, come participate in our "Save Thanksgiving" post. Have you made something recently you'd like to share for thanksgiving?  Go HERE and link up with us! It's easy! No need to make anything new unless you want to, you can just post what you already have posted.

Hope to see you there!!!!

I Really Need......

More hours in the day! It seems I've had a ton of stuff to do recently and can't seem to get it all done.  I guess I could get up with the crack of dawn to make a few extra hours but that doesn't work with me, by 7:00 I'd be whipped and then no good for anything!

I did manage last week to get to a local crop at our new local scrapbook store "A Scrapbook Store & More". It's a cute new store in the Treasure Coast of Florida.  While I was there I was able to complete a few DT assignments and got started on a cute banner kit I got at the Scrapbook Expo in West Palm Beach. Hopefully I'll get that done before the end of the year, you think? hmm...

Well, on to one of the cards I made during the crop.  This weeks challenge over at Scrap Tiffany if to use Crepe Paper.  Here's my creation.

I'm going to add a little tag or banner coming out from the button part once I need to send this card. 
 That's how I will personalize it more.

Hop on over to Scrap Tiffany to see what the other desinger came up with!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

You can do it too!

Remember the wreath I made for the Scrap Tiffany blog hop?
Well, I want to show you Ana's. She did one and added some cute little bells!
Go check it out: HERE

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Check it out! Paper Issues: Scallop Wreath and Tutorial

Check it out! :)

Paper Issues: Scallop Wreath and Tutorial: "Jackie has Paper Issues...and probably serious hand cramps from punching all those scallops!!! You should definitely take a look at her blog..."

Paper Issues?

Have you heard of Paper Issues?  I was searching the blog world and came accross this site.  I absolutely LOVE the name.  They have a Peer Pressure challenge this month so I thought I would link up with this layout that happened to fit!  I did this one for a challenge over at Websters Pages.  It was to use Scallops. I thought I would share with you.  This is a photo of my grandmother on my fathers side.
 I love the attitude in this photo!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Interested in doing the Hippity Hop Blog Hop?

Here is some information for you to come Hop along in the Hippity Hop Blog Hop!
We have 5 Challenge Blogs Participating in what we are calling a Recipe Challenge.

Sassy Lil' Sketches,
ScrapFIT Workout Blog,
Crop Suey,
Scrap Tiffany and
The Cuttlebug Spot.

Each Blog is adding an ingredient that you need to add to your card or layout in order to participate in the challenge.

So the Hop starts here: at Sassy Lil' Sketches

The ingredient they have added is this Fabulous Sketch!

The other ingredients are:

ScrapFIT--We want you to use 3 of the same thing on your LO.

(3 buttons, 3 ribbons, 3 brads)

Crop Suey---We want you to use ink, paint or mist or all 3.

ScrapTiffany---We want to see some LACE.

Cuttlebug Spot---We want to see some texture or embossing.

Here's my creation from the Recipe:

Hope you get to hop along.   Make sure you start at:

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Scrap Tiffany Holiday Blog Hop RAK Winner!

Morning everyone, I have the winner of my Christmas RAK to announce and it's:


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Holiday Blog Hop Today!

Hello Everone!  Welcome to Scrap Tiffany's Holiday Blog Hop.  We're so glad you could come join us for some Holiday inspiration!
 If you happened here on your own and would like to participate in the Blog Hop,
please start at Scrap Tiffany.

For today's hop I decided to make a Christmas Wreath.  I found many examples of this online and thought I would give it a try.  It was very simple to make.

Here's some directions for you.  First I started off with a 1 1/2" scallop punch.  You can adjust this based on the size of the wreath.  This was a small foam base only about 7". I also bought a thesaurus at the $1 store.  You may use a whole book depending on the size of the wreath.

After I punched out some I inked them with distressing ink (Tim Holtz- Red Barn and Shabby Shutters).  Only do a portion of these at a time.  You will need a ton of them but the inking is tedious and I know with me I get bored doing the same thing over and over so I took breaks and switched what I was doing.  You can also mist them if you like but I was going for more color and the ink seemed to work best for that.

Use a pencil to scrunch around the bottom and then hot glue each piece to the wreath base. 

I hope you all enjoy the wreath.  I'd love to know if you make one yourself!

I will be giving away a little Christmas RAK to one of you all. 
 All you have to do is leave a comment on this post!

Now, it's time for you to head over to the fabulous Jennifer

Friday, November 5, 2010

One of my new Faves!

Oh I love, love these colors together! 
This weeks challenge at Scrap Tiffany is a color challenge. 
Here's the colors for you, they are fabulous!

Here's my creation.  I really like how it turned out. One daughter said it was her absolute favorite, ever!  I even got a great comment from my husband who doesn't really pay much attention to my layouts.

Fancy Pants Background Paper, Pink Paislee Pattern Paper & Chipboard Alphas, Prima Felt Branches & Flowers, Recollections Rhinestone Stickers, Misc. Buttons, Glue Dots® 1/2"Craft Drots

I wrote this blog post while participating on the Glue Dots design team.

Thanks for stopping by today :)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Scrap Tiffany - Design Team Call!

Design Team Call!!

We are looking for a few good scrappers to be part of the next, ScrapTiffany Design Team! The ScrapTiffany Blog has 2 monthly Challenges that DT members will participate in.

There are several positions up for grabs and I welcome applications from everyone, International scrappers too!

This will be a 6 month position, to start on January 1, and runs through July 31, 2011.

***All DT Submissions must be in by Midnight, (Pacific Standard Time) Tuesday November 30th, 2010. The Design Team will be notified via e-mail by December 5th.

If you've never been on a design team before, that's OK! Just take the plunge, dive right in and submit your application. I'm looking for Scrappers as well as Card Makers with a variety of interests, styles and personalities. It may be you!

E-mail the following information to Tiffany@ScrapTiffany.com with Design Team Call in the subject line.

1. Name, Address and Photo of yourself. I want to get to know each person as I am looking at your applications and galleries.

2. A little information about you, who you are, and how long you have been scrapping.

3. Are you a part of any online communities? (2peas, etc.) If so, please list those websites, as well as your username.

4. Do you have a Blog? If so, please give the address.

5. Do you currently Design for anyone? Who? Any past Design Teams?

6. Include Good Quality Photos of the following:

~4 Layouts

~1 Altered Project

***If you are a Card Maker, please submit 5 Cards.

*These projects do not need to be new, but they should show your current Style.

If you are selected to be a part of ScrapTiffany's Design Team, your responsibilities include:

~Joining in on 2 monthly Challenges, two Layouts, Altered Projects or Cards per month, due the 1st and 15th of the month.

~Actively promote ScrapTiffany on your blog and any other websites where rules allow.

~Participate in Monthly Blog activities, such as Tutorials, Blog Posts or Sketch ideas.

~Take well photographed pictures of your layouts, as well as closer images of details when possible.
I'm looking for all types of Scrapbooking Styles, so everyone is welcome to apply! Most of our Designers were First Time DT Members with ScrapTiffany, but have since joined one or more other Design Teams.

Good Luck!! E-mail me with any questions, Tiffany@ScrapTiffany.com
This was my first Design Team experience and I would encourage you to throw in your hat and give it a try!  It's a great group and a wonderful experience!

Scrapbook Challenges RAK Winner!

On to the winner of my RAK for Scrapbook Challenges Birthday Blog Hop.

Congratulations Yara, please send me your information.

Monday, November 1, 2010

How did I get from that to this.....

Do you ever wonder when you are creating from a sketch how you finally ended up with such a different style?  This is how I felt today :)  Here's this weeks sketch from Scrapbook Challenges.

This is what I came up with in the end.  I'm not sure if I'm going to make an album this size or make this a wall hanging or frame it.  Any suggestions?  This is a picture of my cute niece and nephew.

Little Yellow Bicycle papers, brad and chipboard
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