Friday, June 28, 2013

Summer 2013 "Smash book" journal

Happy Friday!!

Today I have a fun "smash book" style journal I wanted to share with you!! My Aunt Ginger over at My Sister's Scrapper created this a couple days ago (you can find it HERE) and I jusr had to make myself one!!  We document our summer adventures every year and I thought this little journal would be perfect!! Something this kids can grab and jot down their thoughts too.

I used the amazing Echo Park "Happy Camper" paper line to create my journal!! I had to have this paper when I saw it for the first time!! We are a BIGTIME outdoors family so this line was perfect!!!

Yes, that is indeed a real jean pocket!! I cut it out from an old pair...thought it would the perfect pocket to hold all our pens and pencils so we always had one handy!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Challenge Me Monday #165 and EXCITING NEWS!!!

Hello all!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!! I know I did!! I'm SUPER EXCITED to share with you all that I made the design team over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge!! I am so overjoyed and am so honored to be apart of this team!!! :)

Okay, so this weeks challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge was to create a project using a frame.  Heres the card I came up with!! I was in need of a bridal shower card so I thought using the Forever Young cartridge was perfect. The silhouette and the frame in the background were both cut using this cartridge!! I even got my sewing machine out and sewed around the background edge!! 

Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Paper Secrets Guest Desginer

Hello everyone!!
I meant to get this post up earlier but my family has been struck with an awful bug!! We are finally on the mend (**knock on wood**) but my goodness it was a long week!!

Anyways...I am super excited to announce I was the card guest designer over at Paper Secrets!! And what a blast it was!! Make sure you head over and check out the challenge for this week, it's a sketch!! Who doesn't like a sketch?!! The design team did such a beautiful job, the entire blog post is full of gorgeous cards!!! I would love to see what you create with this weeks challenge!!

Saturday, June 15, 2013


Good Afternoon!!!
WOWie....having a blast over here at the Hobby Hideaway for a scrapbooking retreat!!

Okay, so the challenge over at CardzTV this week is to make a project with something that you'd put in a jar.  Unfortunately I didn't have the fabulous new stamp Mary created so I cut out a jar using the Everyday Cards Cartridge and filled it with flowers!! It's a little hard to see in the photo but my leaves are actually glued to a real give it that "extra touch"!! I did use the new "Oh Baby" stamp set Mary created!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Summer Wreath

Well, I hope you all are having a fabulous week!! I can't believe summer is right around the corner!! My favorite time of year!!

So today I have a non-scrappy project to share with you....but....I did use some scrappy products!! I absolutely LOVE wreaths!! They are so fun!! So here is the summer wreath I created for my door!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Shabby Tea Room Challenge #170

Good Morning!!

Today I've got another card to share with you!! The challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room was to use the colors pink, blue, white (or cream) and flowers.  This was the photo they displayed for inspiration!!

Doesn't it look absolutely delicious!! So this is what I came up with!! I originally wanted to do a cupcake card but changed my mind at the last minute. So anyways, here's my card:

Supplies used in this card:

Paper- October Afternoon, My Minds Eye, Little Yellow Bicycle, Bazzill
Chipboard- Cosmo Cricut
Call Me card- October Afternoon
brad- Tim Holtz 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Happy Birthday Card

So, this afternoon I have a fun birthday card to share with you!! I created this for the challenge over at Paper Playtime...."anything goes".

I used the Storybook Cartridge (my all time favorite) to cut out my shape. Beautiful Prima flowers and a handmade stick pin. I stamped my sentiment using a Fiskars stamp set. 

Thank you for stopping by my blog!! I hope you come back to see more!!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

...Just Because

Hello fellow crafters!! Today I have a card to share with you. For those of you who know me, know that I can't scrap flat!! Ever!! It's probably one of the hardest things for me, and it goes with my cards too!! I usually always have to add an extra stamp to even mail my cards!!
So anyways, I came across this blog called Cas-ual Fridays the other day that challenges....**drum roll**....clean and simple!!! Eek!!! Totally not me, right!! Well I'm always up for a good challenge and with this being super hard I just had to play along!! And let me tell in fact was HARD!! I love to pump up those embellishments, bring out the foam tape and go to town!! I probably sat at my table for over an hour just figuring out how to do this "clean and simple"!! Haha

So after much thought this is what I came up with!! Yes...I did kinda cheat and grabbed my foam tape for some dimension (I'm telling you...chunky scrapping is an obsession)!! So their challenge for this week was to use banners!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #163

Ribbons...Ruffles....and bows!! Ummm, need I say more?! Haha!! Love putting ribbons and frilly things on my girly cards!!

Okay, so as you have guessed the challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge is to make a project that has ribbons, ruffles or bows on it!! Easy peasy!!

Here is what I came up with:

I cut out the scalloped frame using the Cricut Essentials cartridge!! I've never used that cartridge's got some really cute cuts on it!!
The flower I created immediately after finding this amazing tutorial over at Thoughts of a Cardmaking Scrapbooker

Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, June 7, 2013

A Couple Card Challenges

Good Morning!!

This morning I have a couple more cards I would like to share with you all!! This week has been super fun, getting to craft and all!! I've got lots more projects to share with you...and next weekend I will have even more as I will be going on an amazing scrapbook retreat!! I am in much need of a "Mommy vacation"!! 

Okay, onto my cards!! The first one I want to share is a cute little robot birthday card!! I must say, he turned out pretty cute!! This card I created using the challenge over at Kraze of MJ. You were to use bakers of my many favorite products!!

Supplies used for this card:
Paper- Crate Paper, My Minds Eye, Recollections
Cricut Cartridges- Boys Will Be Boys, Simply Charmed, George and Basic Shapes
Stamp- Fiskars
Other- bakers twine, Cuttlebug embossing folder

And for the second card....
I created this Father's Day card for my Dad following the challenge over at My Craft Spot. Mustaches are in right now and I just could resist!! 

And here is the inside...

Supplies used for this card:
Paper- My Minds Eye, Recollections
Cricut Cartridges- Paper Dolls, George and Basic Shapes
Letters- American Crafts
Stamp- Studio G
Other- Cuttlebug embossing folder

Thanks for stopping by!!
Have a fabulous scrappy weekend!!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Paper Secrets Card Challenge

Okay, I normally don't post twice in one day but I was in dire need of an "blank" card and came across this new card sketch blog called Paper Secrets!! I am a TOTAL sucker for sketches so had to play along!! The have lots of fun challenges and even a store filled with all sorts of goodies!! Make sure you check them out!!

Okay, so here is the card I came up with!! I used the Moments paper collection from My Mind's Eye. The chair was cut out with the Sentimental Cricut cartridge. The image behind it is the mini baroque die from Tim Holtz. I also used Fiskars and Studio112 stamps to complete this card!!

And of course, I always have to complete the inside with a little color....

Thanks for stopping by!!

Paper Playtime Challenge #11

Good morning fellow crafters!!

This morning I have another card to share with you! I found this challenge blog Paper Playtime through my aunt over at My Sister's Scrapper and figured I would play along. I really needed a wedding card for a friend who is getting married next month and figured this would be a perfect challenge!! Ribbons and weddings just go together!! 

I used this gorgeous coral rose ribbon and underneath is a large satin ribbon I gathered.

And here is the inside. My new favorite thing right now is making these little banners!! You will see a lot in the upcoming posts!! ;)

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

CardzTV Challenge #30

The kids and I decided we were going to take the rest of the week off from early "summer break" before we get back into our studies!! So I definitely took this opportunity to do some crafting!!

I stalk this blog all the time and will even create along with the challenges when I can, but never seem to find the time to post my creations (as you can tell, my last post was almost a year ago)!! Scary!! But alas, here I am!!

So for the challenge over at CardzTV this round is to create a Father's Day project!! It's not often I create for a guy...but I had lots of fun doing something different!! Here's what I came up with. 

And here's the inside...

Supplies used:

Cricut cartridges: Wild Card, George & Basic Shapes, and Father's Day
Paper: My Minds Eye, BoBunny, Recollections
Stamps: Inkadinkadoo 
Other: Cuttlebug embossing folder, pen (faux stitching)

Thanks for stopping by!!


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