Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Scor-pal & Fancy Pants Sneak Peek : )

Hey everyone..this week Scor-pal is doing a super fun blog week with Fancy Pants & I am beyond excited to share my project with you..well actually it's a sneak peek of my project..BUT don't despair my project in full will be up on the Scor-pal blog tomorrow : )

So are you intrigued..dying to know...just can't wait to see it in it's entirety???? Well check back tomorrow and I'll have a link to the post that will be up on the Scor-pal blog.

Happy Craftin!!

Holiday Mantle

Hey everyone..welcome back for another scrappy post. It snowed here last night..yay. This is quite the occasion for my neck of the woods as we mostly get rain here in my part of Oregon. I'm so hoping we get some more and possibly have some for Christmas : )

My project I'm sharing with you today is one I created for the Scor-pal DT Blog Week with Core'dinations. You can read the post & tutorial HERE.

I have to tell you this was such a fun project to design and create. I've never made such an architectural piece before and it was quite a challenge for me at first, but here's what I came up with........

This is made from nothing but Core'dinations card stock and Scor-tape : )

Some frosted greenery I had layed perfectly over the mantle. I added some vintage jingle bells for a simple holiday touch. The wreath is from a May Arts project...you can see the post on their blog HERE.

I forgot to take a photo but I have this sitting in my built in bookcase next to my real life mantle...it looks so nice displayed there. I'll try to remember to take a photo tonight and add it to this post. I have the small tree, that's shown in the May Arts post, next to it and it looks really cool.

Well..that's it for now. I have another project coming up this week with Scor-pal and Fancy Pants (it will be posted this Wednesday the 19th)..it's another holiday project so be sure to come back and check it out. I'll have a sneek peek for you later today in another post : )

Happy Craftin!!

Friday, December 14, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays CFC82:Even The Score

Hey everyone...welcome back for another scrappy post. Today I'll be sharing a card I made for the current challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays. I'm on the DT for Scor-pal and they're sponsoring the challenge for this week so we were invited to create a card within their theme..Even The Score. I jumped at the chance to do this as I love this challenge blog and I use my Scor-pal all the time so it was a no brainer for me : )

First let me show you my card then I'll show you how I used my Scor-pal .......

To create the diamond pattern..I took a 6 x 6 piece of vellum and placed it on my Scor-pal on the diagonal and made a score mark every 1/2"

Rotate your vellum...place it on the diagonal and resume with the 1/2" score marks...

When your all done your vellum will look like this....

Next I used my Scor-pal to create the fold for my card...

Now that the basics for the card have been created..the fun & creativity begins : )

I added some tiny sparkle bling to accentuate the diamond pattern.

I used a left over strip of the scored vellum for the inside...just to tie it in to the front.

And one last look...

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my scored & sparkly holiday card : )

Be sure to head on over to the CAS-ual Fridays blog to see some inspiration from their DT and to see the FAB prizes being offered up by Scor-pal. You'll want to head into your creative space and start working on your card for this challenge.

Happy Craftin!!

Products used:
Websters Pages-A Botanical Christmas
CTMH-Sparkle Bling
Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Iced Spruce
Stickles-Holly, Copper, Christmas Red


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Scor-pal & Core'dinations Sneak Peek

Hey everyone...just a quick sneak peek at my project that's going up on the Scor-palblog tomorrow....

Any guesses on what it is??? Check back tomorrow and I'll have a link to the full blog post and more photos.

Be sure to check out Day 3 of the Scor-pal & Core'dinations blog week HERE. There are lots of great prizes up for grabs so you won't want to miss out!!
Thanks for stopping by and happy craftin!!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Kaley's Fall Treat Box

Hey everyone...today I have another awesome project from my beautiful daughter, Kaley. Steve's family has this tradition where we all draw names in October and whoever we draw is the person we pray for throughout the month & we either make or buy that person a gift and give it to them on Thanksgiving when the family gets together. This year Kaley drew one of my sister's-in-law (I have 4) and she made her this Fall Treat Box, and I must say she did this 100% on her own without a template, die or anything...proud momma :)

Here she is proudly holding her creation : )

She's holding down the notecard she made...love the button with the twine.

She had fun digging through my flowers finding some that would match and when she like the shape of some but they were just white..guess what she did...yup..she inked them : )

She did an amazing job with this project and I'm really proud of her. She made a box similiar to this for me this past Mother's Day. I have it work on my desk and I love it!! Makes me so happy that my daughter loves to craft like I do and it is wonderful mom/daughter time when we work in my craft room together.

Thanks for checking out another scrappy post...happy craftin!!

Products used:
DCWV Autumn Splendor Stack
Paper flowers-scrappy stash
Gold ribbon-Really Reasonable Ribbon
Button-scrappy stash

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Christmas Inspirations Blog Hop with 3GJ & Pinque Peacock

Welcome everyone to the 3 Girl Jam & Pinque Peacock Christmas Inspirations Blog Hop!! Boy do we have some great prizes and lots of wonderful holiday inspiration lined up for all of you : )

If you've come from Heather's blog then you're in the right place. If not...please make sure you start at the 3 Girl Jam blog so you don't miss any blogs along the way.We have some awesome prizes up for grabs...a $15 gift card to 3GJ & a $15 to Pinque Peacock...wowza!! The Blog Hop will be open for comments through Sunday Dec 9. and the winners will be announced on Wed Dec 12th. 

Now for my Christmas Inspirations Project........
I created a Joy holiday display board for my desk at work using some of the yummy crinkle ribbon from 3GJ accented with a beautiful beaded stick pin from Pinque Peacock. Who says red & green are Christmas colors...haha : )

Jessica, with Pinque Peacock, who is also my 3GJ Sista sent us some PP goodies and these beaded stick pins are absolutely gorgeous...seriously. 

Julie, our awesome leader DT leader & owner of 3GJ, has these new flair buttons you can pick up in her store...they're awesome and my teenage daughter loves them...so that right there tells you how cool they are : )

More of the yummy crinkle ribbon....

This ribbon just pulls this display board together...such a classy finish I think...I love it!!

Now it's time for you to head on over to Carri's blog and check out her FAB Christmas Inspiration project. I'll put the entire blog hop lineup below just in case you get lost along the way.....

1. 3 Girl JAM http://www.3girljam.blogspot.com/
2. Heather http://heathernovinger.blogspot.com
3. Abby http://scrappin-abby.blogspot.com/
4. Carri http://doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com/
5. ScrappinMadge http://www.thescrappinlounge.com/
6. Cheri http://www.djssundries.blogspot.com
7. Jovan http://www.cardsbyjovan.com/
8. Jessica http://chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
9. Rebecca http://bloomingpink.blogspot.com
10. Gloria http://omascrafts.com
11. Jessica http://jessicascraftshaque.blogspot.com
12. 3 Girl JAM Challenges http://3girljamchallenge.blogspot.com/

 Don't forget, the Blog Hop will be open for comments through Sunday Dec 9. and the winners will be announced on Wed Dec 12th so be sure to check back at the 3GJ blog to see if you were the lucky winner of the awesome prizes that are up for grabs. 

Happy Hopping!!

Products used:
3 Girl Jam Crinkle Ribbon-Holiday Candy, Witches Brew, Aqua Splash, Christmas Flair
Pinque Peacock-Beaded Stick Pin
Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Concord Grape
Core'dinations/Tim Holtz-Purple Grandier, Purple Twilight
Sizzix embossing folder-snowflakes
Letters-scrappy stash

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Scor-pal & Pink Paislee Week-Day 3

Hey everyone...welcome back for Day 3 of the Scor-pal & Pink Paislee Blog Week!!

Today I (along with one of my fellow DT sisters) am being featured over on the Scor-pal blog. I will be doing a post with additional photos on my blog next week so be sure to check back for that : )

Here's another photo of my two projects..........

To check out the post on the Scor-pal blog and to see Virginia Nebel's project, click HERE.

Don't forget there are some awesome goodies up for grabs so be sure to check out all of the details when you're at the Scor-pal blog.

Be sure to come back for another scrappy post.

Have a great day : )

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Scor-pal & Pink Pasilee Week-Day 2

Hey everyone..it's Day 2 of the Scor-pal & Pink Paislee Blog Week. Did you stop by and check out Day 1? If not, click HERE and read all about it!!

Yesterday I promised you a sneak peek of my project..which will be featured on tomorrow's post....so here you go...

I actually made two projects and you'll get to see both in detail on my blog next week.

Today my fellow DT sisters Diane Zechman & Jennie Harper created some beautiful projects and are featured on the Scor-pal blog today so be sure to stop by and check them out. The DT from Pink Paislee is also joining in on the fun so don't forget to stop by their blog as well. There are lots of scrappy prizes up for grabs so be sure to read all the details on the Scor-pal blog.

Be sure to come back tomorrow for another scrappy post.

Have a great day : )

Monday, November 26, 2012

Scor-pal & Pink Paislee Week-Day 1

Hi everyone...I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with your family & friends. I know I ate too much..haha.

Today is the kickoff for the blog week with Scor-pal (my Team) and Pink Paislee. I have a project for this blog week and mine will be up on Wednesday. I do have a sneak peek for you but I don't have the photo right here with me so I'll post a pic tomorrow : )

There are some amazing projects up on the blog today by Gini Cagle & Lori Williams. You won't want to miss these!!  The Creative Team at Pink Paislee also has some FAB projects up on their blog so be sure to check them out as well.

There are lots of scrappy prizes up for grabs from both Scor-pal & Pink Paislee so be sure to check out all of the details HERE.

I'll have the post for Day 2 tomorrow along with a sneak peek of my project so be sure to come back for another scrappy post.

Have a great day : )

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

3 Girl Jam Sparkly Holiday Gift Bags

Hey everyone...today I have a super fun holiday project to share with all of you using some of the FAB Crinkle Ribbon from 3 Girl Jam.
I figured since the holidays are fast approaching, it would be a good idea to get some of my holiday projects crossed off my list. 

I used some mini paper bags from my local hardware store...painted them with some craft paint & added some glitter (I did want to note that I sprayed a clear coat over the bags so the glitter wouldn't come off)...

I used the Tim Holtz Winter Wonderland dies for my ornament images. I then added some Scor-Tape and then started layering some of the Goblin Green, Holly Berry & Sunflower crinkle ribbon

I wanted the top of the gift bag to have a more completed look so I took more of the Sunflower crinkle ribbon & added it along the top edge...

The first pic after they were completed...

I love how dimensional your projects look when you use the 3 Girl Jam crinkle ribbon 

Be sure to check out my post for this project over at the 3 Girl Jam blog. 

Thanks for stopping by and checking out another scrappy post. I also want to thank everyone for the really kind comments I've been getting. They really make my day and I truly appreciate them : )

If you don't get a chance to visit my blog before Thursday...Happy Thanksgiving!!

Products used:
3 Girl Jam Crinkle Ribbon-Goblin Green, Sunflower, Holly Berry
Paper bags
Craft paint-red, green
Glitter-red, green
Tim Holtz Winter Wonderland die
Perfect Medium
Gold embossing powder
Making Memories holiday sentiments & embelishments

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Scor-Pal & Hampton Art Week Day 6

Happy Saturday my fellow crafters : ) Today is the 6th day for the Art Week with Scor-Pal & Hampton Art. I'm really excited about this as today is my day to be featured on the Scor-Pal blog. 

Here's another sneak peek of my project that is showcased along with my Scor-Pal DT sisterLisa Andrews 

There are tons of fab prizes up for grabs from this Art Week so be sure to stop by the Scor-Pal blog and check out each day of the Art Week with both Scor-Pal & Hampton Art. 

Be sure to come back tomorrow for another scrappy post...I will have full detail on my project for this Art Week along with additional photos & a video (if I can squeeze that in today..haha).

Have a great day and Happy Scrappin!!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Scor-Pal & The Play Date Cafe...what a FAB combo!

Hey everyone..wow what an exciting post I have for you today : ) Scor-Pal is teaming up with The Play Date Cafe this week and I am beyond excited to "play along" this week. A few of us on the Scor-Pal DT created some projects using Scor-Pal products that went along with the color pallette at PDCC.

First let me show you what I came up with then I'll share the color story for the challenge.......

Love these colors....I was inspired right away when I saw them.

Next up are some photos of the completed project and then I'll have some photos at the end that show you how I created this mixed media wall art.

Cute flower made from some yummy 3 Girl Jam Crinkle Ribbon

I made this sparkly beauty with Scor-Tape...I'll show you how in just a moment.

Now for some photos of the creative process for this project : )

I started by painting over this metal wall art piece I picked up at a craft store.

Once the paint was dry I adhered some burlap strips using some Studio Matte Medium & Scor-Tape.

While the burlap & Matte Medium was drying I went to work on my sparkly chipboard embelishment. I used the TH Ornamental die for this. After I ran it through my Vagabond I covered the entire piece Scor-Tape...

Once you peel the backing off the Scor-Tape your left with some sticky goodness...

Next I sprinkled some chunky pink vintage glitter all over the chipboard...

I pressed it into the Scor-Tape just to make sure it was a nice even layer...


The next few photos show how I made a floral embelishment with more chipboard, Scor-Tape & some yarn...

Such a fun & easy way to create your own embelishments!!  For the rest of the project I used a variety of chipboard letters, paint, die-cuts, twine & various papers.

I totally had a ball creating this mixed media wall art and I am really excited to give this to my friend...who doesn't know she's getting it..hee hee. She reads my blog so I had to bring it to work today so I could give it to her before she saw this post : )

Be sure to check out all of the other FAB projects created by my fellow Scor-Pal DT sisters & the DT from the Play Date Cafe HERE. There are some amazing prizes up for grabs and you get two...yes two weeks to come up with your creative entry for this challenge!!

Be sure to come back for another scrappy post & happy scrappin : )

Products used:
Scor-Tape-various widths
Metal wall art
Vintage Street Market-vintage pink glitter
The Twinery-Pink Sorbet & Honeydew
Green yarn
LYB-Chipboard words/letters & canvas banner
DCWV-Rub on Quote Stack-Friendship
Kaiser Craft-Bonjour & Black/White Timeless paper collections
Making Memories Chloes Closet alpha letters
White/Grey craft paint
Studio Matte Medium
Vintage Button
Metal clothespin
Thickers Jewerly box letters
Mon Ami Gabby-tulle trim-grey
3 Girl Jam-Holiday Candy crinkle ribbon
Want 2 Scrap-bling
Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink-Meadow (used on the clear bling)
Tim Holtz Ornamental die