Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Holiday Projects for Crafting Ireland and A GIVEAWAY!!

Hi Friends! Today I'm sharing 3 different holiday projects featuring some fun ribbon from The Ribbon Shack! I'm on the DT for Crafting Ireland and we were lucky enough to get to play with some of these fun ribbons on some holiday projects. Over on the Crafting Ireland blog you can check out all the projects from the DT and read about a fab GIVEAWAY from Ribbon Shack. They're an Irish ribbon store and they are offering up a generous ribbon giveaway for 5 of the CI readers!!

Here are the projects I came up with (scroll below for additional photos of each project AND a video for each one as well)....

Here are some quick videos that show you each project up close along with the ribbon I used for each one : )

Holiday Layout....
Holiday Wall Hanging....

Holiday Gift Tags....

As you can tell I had a lot of fun playing with these fun ribbons from the Ribbon Shack! I just couldn't stop at one project so I ended up with

Be sure to check out the other projects by my DT sista's on the CI blog AND find out how 5 of our lucky readers can win some of this fun ribbon for themselves.

Happy Thanksgiving (to all my US friends) and Happy Crafting : )

Monday, November 18, 2013

Vintage Christmas Gift Box

Hi Friends! Welcome to the Scor-pal & Magnolia-Licious Blog Hop! If you've just come from Katie's blog then you're in the right place. If you didn't, make sure you start at the beginning of the hop by clicking HERE.. Trust me you don't want to miss out on any of the projects AND you'll need to visit each blog in order to play along with our fun game we have for you : )

I created a Vintage Christmas Gift Box using my Scor-pal and a holiday stamp and snowflake die from Magnolia-Licious.

Here's a short video that shows you the project up close along with the stamp and Die that I used....

You can create a lovely holiday gift box using the awesome Snowflake Die that you can purchase from the Magnolia-Licious Store. Just imagine the possibilities for the "A Merry Christmas" stamp from Magnolia that can be used on so many holiday projects & decor items. 

Now for all the details about the rest of the hop AND the all important steps for a chance to win the amazing prize sponsored by Magnolia-Licious!

There are TWO WAYS TO WIN-Three Winners in Total:

#1 - All Hoppers (that's YOU) will gather the letters and clues that are on each blog to unscramble a phrase. When you've gathered all the letters from each blog, be sure to head back to the Challenge Blog and send an email to the name/address that will be clearly listed. *Please remember-do not to leave a comment on what the winning phrase it, you don't want to give it away and miss out on your chance to win right? One winner will randomly be chosen from those that get it CORRECT to win a Surprise Gift Package (value $50) from Magnolia-licious. Wowza!! What a prize!!

#2 - For the month of December (deadline runs thru the 31st) you can enter a HOLIDAY/WINTER themed project at the Challenge Blog in the InLinkz....First Place winner will win a Surprise Gift Pack (value $100) & a Runner Up winner will be chosen randomly from those entries for a Surprise Gift (value $50) from Magnolia-licious. 
So you have  TWO ways of winning some FAB crafty goodies. Now here are the letters you need from my blog:
C a

Your next stop on the hop is Cathy
 Remember to visit each blog and head back to the Challenge Blog for the email address you need to send in what you think the phrase is. 
 Happy Hopping!!!

Friday, November 15, 2013

3GJ Challenge No.29-Give Thanks With Ribbon

Hi Friends! Today marks the start of the newest challenge over at the 3 Girl JAM Challenge Blog , Give Thanks With Ribbon! For my project I made some Thanksgiving place cards that our family will use at our dinner this year.

Here's a video that shows you the project up close & I have a short tutorial where I walk you through how I made these quick and easy place cards...

I love how the Sunflower Crinkle Ribbon and the Harvest Crinkle Ribbon work so well with the card stock I chose for these name cards. They really make the leaf pop off the card stock and the colors are perfect for this time of year. My hubby has 4 brothers who are all married and have kids so it's almost 40 of us with that group alone, so these cards are a super quick and easy project to make when you need to have a ton ready like I do : )

Here are the challenge rules and guidelines : )

This week's challenge is being sponsored by:
with a $10.00 Gift Certificate to 3 Girl JAM

Every Challenge has some rules-
~~ to qualify for the prizes, please make sure to follow ours~~
We've had so many great entries but we must stress- rules are rules.

1. Use ribbon and follow the theme for the challenge.
Challenge #28~Anything Goes w/Ribbon
(you do not need to use 3GJ Ribbon - but if you have some we would love to see it!!)
2. Follow the 3 Girl JAM Challenge blog.
3. Add the 3 Girl JAM Challenge button to your side bar.
4. You will have 2 weeks to link up your entry
 (last day to enter will be November 14th, Winner will be announced on November 15th.)
5. Be sure to link up to your blog post and not your blog.
(It  will make it much easier for the design team to leave you some love!)
7. Have fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out another ScrappinAbby project and be sure to stop by the 3GJ Challenge blog and link your project so you can show us what you've created AND have the chance to win the $10 GC to the 3GJ Store!

Happy Crafting!!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Altered Vintage Wood Light Switch Cover

Hi Friends! Today I have a fun project to share with all of you. I went junkin last week and came across this awesome wood vintage light switch cover. As soon as I saw this, I already had an idea on how I wanted to alter this.

Here's what it looks like now...

And here's what it looked like before...

I also have a video for you that shows you the completed project up close along with some of the steps to create this...

And here's my beautiful, funny, kind and all around awesome co-worker/friend Alisha with her wall hanging...

I have to say that some of the best items I've found to alter or "craft-up" have come from my junkin trips. I encourage you to get out into your local thrift shops, second hand stores, yard sales etc and see what treasures you too can find to get creative with.

Thanks for stopping by & for checking out another scrappy post. Don't forget to leave me a comment if you liked the project or if you have any questions.

Happy Craftin!!


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Inspiration Art Journal Page One: Inspire

Hi Friends. I have been so excited to share this new venture I've started with all of you. I finally bit the bullet and decided to start my Inspiration Art Journal! I've been wanting to work on one of these for quite some time and I just decided I'm going to do it. 

I'm going to document my process for each page of the journal via a blog post and video. Sometimes I'll have bits of me working on the project in the video and sometimes it will just the end result but I will always do an intro explaining my thought process for the upcoming page I'm working on. I mention this in the first few minutes of the video below, but just to recap, I plan on working on this when the mood hits me or when I need a "break" from working on DT projects (which I LOVE btw), my own projects or those from some clients of mine. I want to be able to have total creative freedom when I'm working on this journal and this is such an exciting outlet for me : )

So enough chatter...let me share Page One with all of you : )

 Here's the video that documents and walks you through the creative process for this first page, I also show you some of the techniques I used as well...

 Here are some more photos of the journal up close...

I am in total love with this page...the purples, the textures and all the different elements really turned out well I think. 

I hope you will all enjoy going on this new creative journey with me and will check back when I have more pages to share. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and happy crafting : )

Products used:
Modge Podge
Modeling Paste
Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays-see video for full list
Dylusions White Linen spray
TH Distress inks-Dusty Concord & Walnut Stain
Petaloo flower
TCW Bird stencil
Parchment paper (left over from other spraying projects)
Making Memories Alphas
Burlap Trim
Wood Stamps
TH Burlap stencil
India Ink-Black
Mon Ami Gabby Mesh
Staz-On Black Ink
Art Journal Book-Donna Downey