Sunday, May 20, 2012

Just for fun

I managed to squeeze in two layouts last weekend. The photos are a year old, glad I got them scrapped. I dug out my Tim holtz flower dies for this one and grabed a mix of different scraps. Slowly making a dent.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Purse gift card holder tutorial

Hello there, been a rough busy month so going to start sharing some older projects I never got around to posting.  This tutorial was my last DT assignment for 3SB.  I've had a great time being on the design team but looking forward to the break of kit deadlines and enjoying the summer with my kids.

With the end of school year approaching along with graduations and celebrations for gift giving, I thought this quick and easy purse gift card holder would come in handy.  The best part is all it requires is a few things from your scrap pile.

3 Scrappy Boys March 2012 Trio Kit
My Minds Eye Diecut Sheet:             Notes bracket journaling box
Multi Chevron:                                   5.5”x 6”  
Nostalgia:                                           3.5”x 3.5”
Ribbon                                               10”

Cut around the MME bracket journaling diecut to use as a template.
Trace it onto the Nostalgia 3.5” x 3.5” piece and cut out. (Spellbinders Label One shapes also works well or any bracket shape from your supplies)

Next score the bracket shape at 1 ¼” on both sides and fold at score lines.

 Fold Chevron 5.5” x 6” piece in half on the longer 6” side so now your folded piece is 5.5” x 3”.
Line up the scored bracket piece which is the top of your purse onto the middle of the folded bottom half, then cut about 1.25”at a slight angle on both top sides.

With a corner rounder, punch the bottom edges of the purse.
Next adhere the top piece onto the back of the bottom piece on the scored line.
Punch two holes on the edges of the scored middle section and tie your ribbon onto it.

Add a button to the front and embellish to your desire.

To keep the purse from opening, adhere some velcrow, magnet, or foam pop dots under the flap.Adhere a gift card inside and it’s ready to go.

Friday, April 27, 2012

3SB Crop & Sale

What do you have planned for this weekend?  Nothing?  Well, you need to hop on over to 3 Scrappy Boys message board for their huge 10 day event crop.  With National Scrapbooking Day just around the corner, they are hosting this event to say thank you to the retiring DT members (including myself!), welcome the new, and to celebrate our hobby.

The details-there will be challenges, step by steps, tutorials and sketches. The sketches and "classes" will post daily in the forums by 10am EST to be followed by a blog post. There are lots of prizes so be sure to show us your work.

To go with the crop, there is of course a sale! The store is 25% off. Kits are 10% off. Heather has spent a lot of time adding new products to the clearance and last chance clearance sections, so be sure to check them out.

Plus you can use code NSD2012 to get free flat rate shipping in the US (international customers receive an equivalent shipping discount).

The first contest starts now. Social media is a great way to reach new customers. So, each new follower to anything will be entered into a drawing to win an April kit. Choose any or all, each new follow gets an entry, so follow us everywhere for more opportunities to win. Facebook, blog, pinterest, and on twitter-3ScrappyBoysNC. Send your friends our way and have them say who sent them for yet another entry!

I will be joining the fun on Saturday, if you come by say Hi!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Round and Round we Go

Last summer we took a family trip to Seattle and stopped by this little park on the way to the waterfront. It didn't have much in there but this little merry go round. The kids loved to have their Uncle Ryan and grandpa push them round and round. They could play on it all day long.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Sweet Seven

My baby girl turned seven this weekend, where does the time go? We had a party at home and she invited all her classmates. They did potatoe sack races, egg games, silly photo booth pictures, and enjoyed the nice weather outside on the swingset. She received many toys of which her favorite was the monster high dolls....something her mother does not understand. Love you baby girl, hope your day was special!

3SB March Reveal

3 Scrappy Boy's March kits are up for sale! This month I get to play with the TRIO kit and it is fabulous! Lots of MME and LYB, and fun extras. For my first page I layered all the tags and diecuts from the kit. Aren't the row of birdies just cute?

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Misting Chart

Over at 3 Scrappy Boys, I've posted about creating a Misting Chart as a visual for my collection of Mists. Seeing how beautiful these before "white" flowers have changed, I will challenge myself to use my mists more often.

And just a couple layouts to share. The dear Santa was a Pagemaps sketch and the For the First Time is from a Got Sketch. It's a layout of my brother. I think this is the only page I have ever scrapped of him.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Valentines and Mixed Media ART

Getting ready for preschool and 1st grade valentines party has consumed my life the last 2 weeks. But we are ready to hand out 24 of these adorable treats and it was worth the crafty late night hours. I found these cute butterfly printables on this site from pinterest. Makenzie loved helping me glitter all the punched hearts and stick on the wiggly eyes.

Check out the long lashes, isn't she cute? And I was so giddy when the placement worked out perfectly so that the twisted wrapper looks like hair and a smile on the face!
And here is my son's box to collect all of his classmate's valentines. Yes, I know...made it a bit too girly but he's okay with it! I actually found a really cute alligator box I was going to make him but he didn't like that idea..wanted a robot and then he suggested I used the leftover wiggly eyes from sister's project. The robot was actually cut out from the front of a gift bag I found in the Target dollar bin. I just added the eyes and buttons and embellished the rest. Quick and easy.
Now, for the last mixed media canvas flower. I had a total blast making this! It was a 3 hour class and I haven't taken a local class at my scrapbooking store in like 5 years but now I"m totally hooked on mixed media. So much distressing, painting, inking, sponging, spraying, heating....just like I was sitting back in art class at school. Just LOVE it!

Hope everyone has a fantastic Valentines week shared with your loved ones!

Friday, February 10, 2012

PTI Challenge #5

Hello there! Haven't been to my scraproom in a while, been busy with other crafty things around the house and for the kids. But I couldn't sleep after my 2 year old woke me up at 11pm to use the potty, then 2 hours later my 5 yr old woke me up to take him to the potty, and then it was hopeless for me to go back to sleep so here I am. Finishing this card at 3am and here to share it with you. Papertrey Ink is having a challenge on their blog in celebration of their 5 year anniversary and the challenge today is to use one of their DT's pinterest images as inspiration for your project. I chose this image by Elissa Hudson

I just LOVED Heather Nichols's take on the image bringing out the word YOU so here's my take excuse the crooked scan as I can barely keep my eyes open much longer.
Supplies: paper MME hearts and October Afternoon Farmhouse red letters, alpha dies, stamps by Hero Arts and PTI Fruit Fusion Apple

Monday, January 23, 2012

Happy Tet New Year!

Wishing everyone a year full of heath, happiness, and prosperity! This weekend we celebrated the year of the golden dragon. I love my little China girl and asian boys.

A quick layout based on Got Sketch using Basic Grey Picadilly

I am feeling so lucky lately. I won some goodies from Imaginese not too long ago, a chevron stamp from Kinsey Wilson's blog giveaway, and just today I was notified I won the Stretch your Kit class by Amy Tangerine from Dawn McVey's blog! Sooo many scrappy goodness! :) So it's my turn to give back. Leave a comment for your chance to win some scrappy supplies. I'll draw a name on the last day of the month. Where is your favorite place to shop?

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