Tuesday, November 30, 2010

DIY Raffia with Core'dinations Chocolate Box

Make sure if you are here for the Passionately Artistic and love2sccrap blog hop you click here!

I wanted to share with you a fun way to make raffia using Core'dinations Cardstock. You can see it on the Core blog today as well.

First, cut strips of Core'dinations Chocolate Box Cardstock with your trimmer....

Next, run them through the crimper....

then Sand!

Now you have some easy raffia for jars, birthday and those ever important Holiday bags!

The transparency, ribbon, felt pieces and bling are all LYB...I love their products!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Passionately Artistic Blog Hop

Want2Scrap Scrapbook Manufacturer is proudly sponsoring the Passionately Artistic blog hop! Let me tell you, the rhinestone bling and other embellishments they have is fabulous.

Seriously! If you just can't stop yourself from putting bling on anything that doesn't move, you need to go visit them. Want to know the best part?? Their prices are really great, too!

Trust me...I just placed an order yesterday, LOL! I love love their die cuts and lazer cuts with Sports themes. I am doing Football themed album for a friend and I have Owen's baseball pics from this summer to scrap yet, too, so I stocked up. Make sure you check out there blog here.

So here is my project featuring the bling. I have seen these fun little ribbon Snowmen (not sure the official name for them) and this is my take on it. I used three different kinds of Want2Scrap bling (the baby pearls --> so cute, rhinestones and black pearls ---> p.s. $1.29 for 72 pieces of bling is a STEAL!) on a different bling on each part of the Snowman.

Owen and I were talking this morning and we are thinking these would be fun for the two of us to make this year for teacher gifts. He could decorate them and he looves my Cuttlebug, LOL, so he could do the Spellbinders through it, too.

A close up of the bling...These are the baby pearls and they are so tiny and sweet!

Black Bling RULES!

I hope you have enjoyed the hop so far! Make sure you leave a comment on EVERY blog through the hop because the DT member pulling the random post is a sEcReT ;) Make sure you click here for the Passionately Artistic Blog for a list of blogs to visit in case you get lost. AND don't forget we are giving away TWO $25 GC's to want2scrap! They are so generous, I can't say enough good things about them so make sure you check out their store.

Other supplies used: Core'dinations, Jillibean Soup/Unity Stamps

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

counting down the hours...

Until work is over tonight! Cannot wait for a nice looooooooooooooooooooong weekend with absolutely nooooooooooooooooooooooothing to do! I have been in the scrappy mode over the last few weeks, I guess it is the Holidays just make me feel crafty and I hope to get a lot done over this weekend. I haven't even started a holiday journal yet.

OH...and did you see that little snippet over on the right hand corner of my blog? Webster's Winter Wonderland! Save the dates, ladies. It is going to be huge! HUGE! HUGE!

I wanted to share with ya'll a layout I created with the Magistical Memories Sketch this month. This is one of my all time favorite photos. Henry just looking so small but fearless in this photo. I used lots of Pink Paislee Old School on here that I got from For the Luv of Art. OH and how could I forget my circle cutter from Just Imagine crafts? LOVE that thing to make big circles FAST.

How cute is that little Jillibean Soup car!

Have a SAFE and Happy Holiday everyone!
For the Magistical Memories chipboard, I used my Quickutz handle and embossing plate and just randomly embossed the dots. Then I went crazy with the Lemon Zest Glimmer Mist.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Thanksgiving week begins....

Good Morning!

I hope everyone had a great weekend. Brain and I had a blast in NY! I can't wait to get my photos loaded and ready to show this week. I love love the city so much. Until then, I have a layout I wanted to share with you that I created last week with lots of Webster's Hollywood Vogue line. I was inspired by the Color Combo Galore Challenge and the Candy Shoppe Girls challenge to use animals/animal prints. I found this fun blog by accident while I was just surfing blog land and I have to laugh, my kids LOVE the music they have over there. Owen and Henry love to dance so now they keep asking me to go back to that site and let it play, LOL! OH and make sure you make it to the Webster's chat tonight. HUGE announcement...YES..another one!!!

Oh and don't forget to check out the Webster's contest at Two Peas...150 bucks worth of product! I am sure you saw the stamps by now but just in case you didn't....click here to check them out ..they are gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!

Love these guys! I used my Cuttlebug and the leopard print folder and added some of the silver trim. this stuff is the COOLEST!

I sprayed the embellishment with glimmer mist and then sealed it spray glaze b/c i wanted it to be purple :) I just love purple so I went nutso with the mist and splattered it. Felt very freeing and artsy!

Friday, November 19, 2010

And we're off....

We are running around like crazy today. I am trying to get my work done early and head off to the mall. We are going to NYC this weekend!!! Cannot wait. It's been well over a year since I have been there and I need my city fix ;) We are going to see the Tut exhibit and then stay here {pretty sexy huh?}! omg...looks crazy, doesn't it? but we are up for the adventure & it's brain's birthday so we will have fun ;)

So I didn't make the cut over at the TC blog ;) No worries..after seeing the work going up today....wowzers! those girls are amazing.... Anywho....I would rather use my luck towards the Powerball 85 million going off this weekend, LOL!

Here is one of the projects that I made for my submission. I loooove to alter and make little things so that is what I went with...

This is one of the new Kreaxions punches {307} Love this one!

I used the stamp to stamp and stamp a bunch of these checklists and made a 'lil ole book out of 'em.

And here it is all wrapped up in one pretty package......

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

What's up Wednesday?

Can I getta woot woot!?!?!?!? Super stoked about this :):) :) I've got everything crossed right about now...even things I didn't know I had are crossed! wish me luck, I am going to need it with that list.

AND today is a GREAT day over at Passionately Artistic! TONS of goodies going on over there....make sure you link up your fall goodies for a chance to be spotlighted and for some goodies!!! My good friend Maggie works so hard over there to bring inspiration every day.

I have some more FTLOA projects to share with you. A card using some Jillibean Soup patterned papers (that Norma knows how much i LOVE their stuff so she spoils me) and a myStampBOX stamp. ANd I was spotted again today :) I don't know...this paper reminded me of a necktie....just some freehand cutting...

And a layout using Pebbles Inc papers. I have to tell you, I am definitely ordering more of their lines SOON! You know me, I love a good boy line and this is no exception. And tons Cuttlebug embossing on here as well.

The cardstock is Core'dinations....and the camera stamp is from August's For the Luv of Art kit. I hit it with some Adirondack color washes....

Bella Blvd letters that I ran through my Cuttlebug. Just put them on wax paper and voila!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Home Decor....

So I altered these candles a loooong time ago. Hmmmm...maybe about 3 years ago with some Basic Grey papers they don't even sell anymore, LOL! Think it was time for an update?

Norma send me some Pink Paislee Old School goodies to work with this month. The colors matched the earth tones in our living room perfectly so I grabbed these candles right away. Even brain commented that he was wondering when I was going to redo them, LOL!

All the supplies are from the FTLOA store including the ribbon, Jillibean Soup Canvas flowers and cuuuute butterfly.

For this candle...I used the Pink Paislee old school canvas borders for the flower. I just kept tucking in the scalloped border until it made a flower and then trimmed off the excess. Oh and the punch is from Martha Stewart. LOOOVE this..the lovely Joyce once again let me highjack her punches for the day ;0 Then I added the felt flower. Note to self: need more practice making these ribbon flowers, LOL!

Have a great week!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Contest! Contest!

Have you seen the MEGA HUGE contest going on over at Two Peas??? Webster's Pages is sponsoring a ginormous prize package and you don't want to miss it! I know I have said this a million times before but Webster's is so so so generous!

AND don't forget that every week there is a give-a-way going on at Webster's Pages blog. Brandin has been documenting her journey into the world of scrapbooking versus designing and it has been amazing. She really has a way with words and her inspiration is endless.

So today I wanted to share with you some layouts I haven't shared. It is funny...layouts I don't share are like extra money I find laying around. I just HAVE to spend that money, LOL...well with layouts I just HAVE to share them.

Note: Henry was totally safe during this photo shoot ;)

Double bow...

I used my Spellbinders for the scalloped pieces...

Our FAVORITE summer past time.....

Supplies: Teresa Collins Journal It and Celebrate, Spellbinders, Core'dinations Cardstock Black Magic and Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions, Jenni Bowlin, Cuttlebug, Queen & Co. brads, misc button and twine, Making Memories Cork Alphas.

Friday, November 05, 2010

Good Morning!

I am soooo pumped! I have to work for a few hours and then I am off to see Cleopatra at the Franklin Institute! I love all things Egyptology related and this is no exception. Even better...I get to see my girls and hit one of the yummiest sushi joints in the Conshy area. YEAH! My stomach is thanking me already. Oh i have to laugh...as soon as I made that post about losing weight I jumped on the gain train, LOL! I guess it had to happen sooner or later so I need to shock my body next week. Any suggestions? I just love running this time of year. So we'll see...

Check out these cool sneaks from the exhibit.....

Soooooooooooooo....Time for some scrappy stuff. I can't blog without that, LOL! These are some projects I created with Core'dinations Vintage Cardstock. When I think of fall I think of this line of paper...the warm fall colors look amazing in the Vintage line. The card was featured in the Core booth at CHA this summer. I used my BTA for the Thankful Journal and lots of embossing here and a fave Jillibean Soup button.

And Joyce's Maple leaf punch that I hoard at her house, LOL! Now that I think of it..I might have posted this card already...oh well...it's festive for this time of year ;)

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Cuttlebug Be Inspired Challenge

Did you know the Cuttlebug Challenge blog is know known as Passionately Artistic? AND there is a huge linking party going on so make sure you check out the deets here. We are going to be featuring all kinds of projects now! Isn't that exciting!!!??? Cricut, Cuttlebug, Home Decor, layouts, cards, etc., etc.....

So check out my sidebar for some upcoming details on what Passtionately Artistic has in store for you.

AND don't forget to check out Everything Etsy and their HUGE give-a-ways this week!

Here is my card for this week's challenge...I was inspired by the orange of this time of year. The core'dinations Gemstone cardstock is embossed with my Cuttlebug.

Stamps are Unity. I used the backside of the gemstone to stamp and then layered with some black magic. Have you seen Queen & Co. Rox yet??? They are so fun!!!!!!!

And here is another card for fun....I stamped on the Tag {Unity Stamp} with stazon. I loooove these bread tags from Nikki Sylvis!!! I got mine at For the Luv of Art :) Some more Core on here too ;) I wanted this card to look like a present and don't these little guys look like they are gonna smooch? so cute.

Have a GREAT week!

Monday, November 01, 2010

Trick or Treat

Smell My Feet!!! Yes, a total kid at heart here...LOVE me some Trick-or-Treating :) :) :)

Here are a few shots of the kiddos this year....

Here is Owen as Frankenstein. Yeah for face paint!!! He always picked something where you needed a mask and we never got to paint his face so i was soooo stoked for this year's costume.

Cutest football player EVAH! Yes, henry said he wanted to be a football player! He loooves to tackle and play football so this wasn't a surprise. BUT if you knew me and brain's dad...you would know that we are EAGLES fans! ARGH......

A tab blurry....but fun! :) :) :)

This layout is actually of Owen last year. They had contest at school to decorate your pumpkin but it had to be inspired by your favorite book so owen picked a Christmas book about some snowmen putting a play together in the South Pole. It is a cute story b/c they felt that Santa forgot about them bc the were the South Pole, not the North Pole. So anywho...Owen made a snowman out of his pumpkin! 8 coats of white paint later and the carrot that wouldn't stick ;)

Supplies: Echo Park papers, stickers, and digi download. Core'dinations Couture Cardstock, Jillibean Soup journal spot. I LOVE this glittery Core cardstock!!! And you know I am not a glitter girl ;)

I raised some of the images.

I embellished the pumpkins, too. Ran one through the Cuttlebug...stickles...