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