Friday, June 29, 2012

They're Here...They're Here!!!

Hey Everyone...I am super excited!! My tags from the 2012 Tag Swap with Laura at Following The Paper Trail arrived yesterday. I have been anxiously awaiting these for a couple of months now & the tags are just beautiful. You can read all about the tag swap and see the tags I made HERE.

Squeal!!! I couldn't wait to open up this package and check out the tags I received : )
Wow!! I am truly blown away by the GORGEOUS tags I received...seriously I love them!! Now keep in mind I took these pics with my phone...I was too excited to run downstairs and grab the real
First let me say that I really do love this tag BUT I have a true phobia of spiders and there's a spider like bling on this tag...eek!! If you click on the picture you can see it better. So no offense to the creative lady who crafted this beautiful tag...but I'm gonna have to "hide" the spider bling so I don't freak out when I look at
Love the frame on this one..super cute!!
Lovin the bling!!

Great idea adding the mini envelope to this tag..this allows you to tuck in a quick note or something.
Sweet flower that!
Happy to see one of the tags was purple : )
Simply BEAUTIFUL tag...I have this TH die & I love it!!. This tag also came with the super adorable mini envelope you see to the right and the note card directly below it.
The paper lace border is sweet & the butterflies are so pretty.
I couldn't be happier with the tags I received. This was my first ever tag swap and I have to tell you I picked a FAB one to be a part of. I can't wait for the next one : )

Be sure to come back for another scrappy post & don't forget about the First 100 Followers Giveaway I still have going on. You can read all about it HERE. So if you aren't a follower yet...please sign up so you can get in on the drawing for the HUGE blog candy I am giving away. If you're already a follower...THANK YOU...and be sure to pass on this giveaway with your other creative & crafty friends so they can get in on the drawing.

Happy Scrappin!!


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

PSC38:Here Comes The Sun

Hey everyone...welcome back for another FAB challenge with The Perfect Sentiment. I live in Oregon and right now as I'm looking out my window I see nothin but rain...sigh. So this week's challenge couldn't have come at a better time for me...Here Comes The Sun!! Hey...if I don't actually have sun where I live...I can at least create a card with some sunshine on it right?? *It was raining the day I typed up this post but now I see nothin but sunshine :-)

So your challenge for this week is to create a card with a sunny sentiment (you are my sunshine, you light up my life etc.) and for the twist-because you know we always have to include an image of the sun on your card.

Here's my card for this week's challenge.....
This week's challenge was slightly...well a challenge for me as I typically don't craft/create with mostly yellow colors. I don't even wear But I really do like how this one turned out.
If you follow my blog reguarly you know that I am a Tim Holtz junkie so I was happy to finally use one of his texture fades. This one...appropriately named "Rays" fits in perfect for this challenge. I inked the embossed image with some Sunflower from Close To My Heart.
I really love this has such a positive note to it. Ok this is sorta off topic but have you ever watched the movie "The Miracle Worker" with Patty Duke and Anne Bancroft? I have..many times...I love classic movies. Anyway I kept thinking of this movie while making this card since Patty Duke plays Helen's a wonderful inspirational movie so check it out if you haven't already. Ok...jumping back on the crafty train...

I wanted to carry the sunshine ray theme/feel into the inside...
Here's a better shot of the "sunshine" bling...

And now for some inspiration from my fellow DT members....



June Guest Designers:

Our sponsor for this week is Pattie's Creations

Pattie is offering up one free digi for the winner of this week's challenge. She is a faithful sponsor of the Perfect Sentiment Challenge Blog so be sure to stop by her store and give her some love.

Now that you have been inspired by the PS DT...head into your creative space and start working on your card for this week's challenge. Be sure to check out all of the details HERE.

Don't forget about the First 100 Followers Giveaway I'm having. I have a HUGE pile of scrappy goodies to give away once I reach my 100 goal.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out another scrappy post.

Happy Scrappin!!

Products used:
DCWV -The Rustic Stack & Neutrals Card Stock stack
Prima Pearls & Crystals
CTMH-Sunflower ink
The Twinery-Honeydew
Really Reasonable Ribbon-March Ribbon Club Assortment
Tim Holtz Idea-ology staple
K i Memories-Summer Wisdom-Sentiment
Sizzix Tim Holzt Alterations Texture Fade-Rays

Monday, June 25, 2012

Birthday Wishes.....

Hey everyone...sorry I haven't posted in a few days. It's been kinda crazy at the Henderson House lately. My son, Tre' started his first job last week...I'll share a pic of him towards the end of the post. My niece turned 30 this past weekend so we went to her super FUN birthday party. Which brings me to post for today...I wanted to share with you a card I made for her.

I used DCWV's Chateau Lavender paper stack for this card...I LOVE this stack!!
I stamped the sentiment on a Kraft tag I tea stained & then blended a couple different TH Distress Inks to make it look like it came with the Chateau Lavender collection. The crinkle ribbon from May Arts goes so well with this it.

Here I used some Prima floral lace trim around the tag. I secured a fabric flower from Mon Ami Gabby (I have to tell you that I found this amazing company at the CK Convention earlier this year and I am a HUGE fan of their products) and then used a garment pin to secure it along with some twine to the lace trim.

I fell in love with this card and almost didn't want to give it : )

Now for a pic of my son Tre'....
Such a handsome young man don't ya think??? This was taken the day he was "officially" hired : )

Ok so here's another random photo...this was taken at my niece's birthday party....
This picture just cracks me up...she had a photo booth set up at her party & it was a HUGE hit. Yes..that's Mr.ScrappinAbby ; )

Don't forget about the First 100 Followers Giveaway I'm having. At last count I'm up to 80 so I only need 20 more and then I can do the giveaway. Be sure to check out what I'm offering up for the's a TON of scrappy stuff : )

Thanks for stopping by my blog today & checking out what I'm up to...and be sure to come back for another scrappy post.

Happy Scrappin!!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Celebrate The Occasion #68 Happy Birthday

Products used:
DCWV Chateau Lavender stack
Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Frayed Burlap & Dusty Concord
The Twinery-Lilac
May Arts crinkle ribbon
Prima lace trim
Mon Ami Gabby fabric flower
Making Memories Vintage Findings Garment Pin
Purple twine-solid
Kraft tag
Want 2 Scrap pearls
Sentiment-scrappy stash
Tim Holtz Ideaology staple

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

PSC37:For The Graduate

Welcome back my creative friends for another super fun challenge with The Perfect Sentiment. 

Since I am pretty sure we all know at least one person graduating this year, whether it be from high school, college or even a grade school promotion..this week's challenge comes at the perfect time. You are challenged to use a sentiment appropriate for a graduate...BUT..the twist (which I totally love) is to create a gift card or money holder instead of a traditional it!!

Here's my take on this week's challenge......
I absolutely love creating projects like don't get me wrong..I enjoy making cards...I just like to mix it up once and awhile too : ) I created this gift card holder using a recycled manilla file folder, vintage library card checkout sleeve & card and a portion of a bottom pocket folder. I'll explain each piece as we go along.
I cut the manilla file folder down to the size I wanted..inked the edges and added some Composition paper by Rusty Pickle. The file clip is topped off with some yummy twine from The Twinery. I didn't really notice this until I was taking pics but they almost resemble the tassle from the graduation cap huh?
I used some Tim Holtz alcohol inks on an ordinary paper clip to give it that vintage feel and added it to the sentiment which I mounted onto a piece of chipboard.
Here you can see the "shine" from the library card sleeve. I attached the GC to the vintage library book checkout card...adhered it to some chipboard for strenght and slipped it into the sleeve. You can easily pull the GC out by using the file clip.
I "borrowed" my daughter's GC for this project. She was worried I was actually giving it to I used the business card section from the bottom pocket folder..I just cut out the portion I needed for this project.
I stamped this ruler on some plain cotton ribbon I had in my stash. I thought it gave this a "scholary" look : )
Ok I just had to share this one with you can see my super high-tech props I use for my photo shoots...presenting Mr. : )

Now for some amazing inspiration from my fellow DT members.....



June Guest Designers:

Our sponsor for this week is Fred She Said Digital Designs

The winner for this week's challenge will receive a $10 gift certificate to their online digi store. Be sure to stop by their webstore and check out the images they have available.

Now that you have been inspired by the PSDT...head into your creative space and get started on your graduation gift card/money holder for this week's challenge. I can't wait to see what you all come up with : )

Don't forget about my 1 Year Blog Anniversary giveaway I'm having. I have a HUGE blog candy stash to give away to someone once I reach my first 100 followers. Last I looked I am only 25 followers away from that can check out the goodies I have up for grabs HERE.

I want to again thank all of my followers and for all of you that continue to come back and see what I'm up to means alot : )

Be sure to come back for another scrappy post.

Happy Scrappin : )

Products used:
Rusty Pickle-Composition paper
Vintage library book checkout sleeve & card-scrappy stash
Bottom pocket folder-scrappy stash
Vintage lined notebook paper-scrappy stash
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink-Butterscotch
The Twinery-Maraschino & Charcoal
The Girls Paperie-Paper Girl clear stamp set-ruler
Cotton ribbon-scrappy stash
Staz-On Jet Black ink
Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Frayed Burlap
Stamps Etc.-Congrats sentiment
File clip-stash

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Play Date Cafe:Challenge No.136

Hey everyone..welcome back for another scrappy's all about the current challenge going on over at The Play Date Cafe

Let me tell you I am l-o-v-i-n-g the colors for this week's challenge...yup you guessed it...purple is one of them ; )

Here's my take on this week's challenge....

And here's the FAB color palette you get to work with....
Love these soft fabric flowers from Mon Ami Gabby!!!!

 I will be displaying this purple beauty in my craft room...I have the perfect vintage photo stand for this in my box of hidden treasures from one of my junkin trips. 

Thanks for stopping by my blog & checking out what I'm up to...oh and don't forget about my First 100 Followers Giveaway I'm can read all about it HERE AND see the HUGE pile of scrappy items I am giving away when I reach my goal. 

Happy Scrappin!!

Products used:
Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Frayed Burlap & Dusty Concord
Staz-On Ink-Jet Black
Making Memories-Garment Pin
Mon Ami Gabby-fabric flowers
Prima lace
Studio 112-sentiment
Want 2 Scrap-bling
Purple Jute-scrappy stash
Purple flower-scrappy stash
Coredinations Canvas Texture CS-Grape
Fab Scraps-silver pearl
Prima Pearls