Tuesday, May 28, 2013

All That Scraps May Review

Hello!  It's time to review Sweet November Stamps over at All That Scraps

I made a quick and simple card using Mia's Kite and some pretty papers from Echo Park's Sweet Girl.  Also did some simple paper piecing so this card didn't take me too long to make.

Here's a little close up of Mia.  She looks so carefree.  I don't think I've ever flown a kite or maybe my hubby had tried with the kids when they were younger but I don't think it worked very well.

I already feel like this week is flying by!  My oldest will be traveling to the East Coast next week for an American History tour all by herself!  Well, okay, there will be 40 or so other kids and some adult chaperones but still it's hard to let your kids travel without mom or dad.  And all the preparation for it makes me feel stressed out!  They suggested we pack each outfit in a Ziplock bag so it's easier for the kids to just grab a bag a day to get ready.  But so many other details to think about.

Seriously, where does the time go?  I can't believe she is brave enough to travel without us.  Now my daughter is just 3 inches shorter than me.  And her feet are almost the same size as mine!  Though maybe we could share shoes?

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, May 27, 2013

A birthday

Hello!  I've been busy making a lot of teacher stuff.  You know with 3 kids there is an endless amount of teachers!  I try not to get too carried away.  I have to wrap a few more gifts and I should be done.  But I'll have to share those on another day.  Today I have a birthday project to share.  It's my cousin's birthday so I thought I'd make a little something for her.

This stamp is another Uptown Girl called Isabelle loves her ice cream.  She's such a fun stamp and the sentiment is funny too.  If only the sentiment were true.  I made an envelope to hold a gift certificate.

I stamped the sentiment onto vellum and used some heat to quicken up the drying process.  I should've left the vellum to cool down a bit before gluing it on cause then it got all wonky.  Sigh.

So did any of you watch The Vampire Diaries?  Happy that Damon and Elena have a chance to be together but did you see how sad Stefan was?  I was so sad!  And then to be trapped in a coffin and thrown into the water?  It was definitely not his day.

Do any of you watch Long Island Medium?  The spirits always send such happy and reassuring messages.  Aren't there any disgruntled spirits that want to tell their relatives that they're pissed off or something?  Just wondering.

Time to get back to more coloring and doing some DT stuff!  Have a great Memorial Day!

Thanks for reading!


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

MarkerPOP! + Perfect Paper Crafting Blog Hop!

Hello everyone and welcome to the MarkerPOP! + Perfect Paper Crafting Blog Hop!!!

MarkerPOP! is the home of premium markers plus lots more!
Perfect Paper Crafting provides innovative tools, like the "Perfect Layers (tm)" border making tools/rulers, for all types of paper crafting.

Today we are teaming up to share some amazing projects using some of the awesome Perfect Paper Crafting Tools along with some of our favorite coloring tools from MarkerPOP.com.
If you are just joining us on the hop, you are going to want to start back at the beginning of the hop list which can be found at the end of this post!

I made a couple of cards for this hop using Toread stamps and Echo Park's Sweet Girl paper pad. 

This is my first card featuring Toread's Buddle.  Isn't she adorable?  She also comes along with 3 sentiments.  I've had my eye on this stamp line.  The images are from a Korean company and they have lots of other products.  I think they are super cute!  All the mats were created using my Perfect Layers rulers. 

A little close up photo.

My second card features Toread's Sky.  And at first I thought he was a girl but then noticed he didn't have eyelashes like Buddle.  So even though the paper pad was kind of girly, I could still make a more boyish card.  Lots of layers on this card, all (except the circles) created with the rulers.

A close up of Sky.

PRIZES: We have TWO fun Perfect Paper Crafting prizes up for grabs.  One sponsored by MarkerPOP! and one from Perfect Paper Crafting!

Prize #1 - Sponsored by Perfect Paper Crafting:  $50 Gift Certificate to the PerfectPaperCrafting.com store!
Prize #2 - Sponsored by MarkerPOP!:  Set of Perfect Tears Tools

HOW TO WIN: Visit the blogs on the hop list below and leave a comment on their Blog Hop post.  TWO winners will be randomly selected from all comments left.  The more you comment on, the better your chances of winning!

Hop will run through Saturday, May 25th at 11:59pm EST.  Blog Hop winners will be announced Sunday, May 26th!

Happy Hopping!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

thank you very much

Hello!  Just a reminder that Yumi & Fumi Handmade is in the middle of a challenge right now.  Challenge #16 is Anything But a Card.  Because it is almost the last day of school for my son I wanted to create a little holder for a gift certificate that I got for his teacher.  Most stores have gift cards these days but this place has gift certificates instead so I just made a little envelope to tuck it into.

I made it large enough to hold the GC and also the little beaded apple charm I bought from Handmade Cuties.  The front of the envelope features Yumi with Bookbag.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink and I used purple and yellow since that is the school's colors.

Be sure to check out what Denice has created too!

Gonna be a short post today.  Still have lots of laundry to do and I need to finish up a few more cards!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

All That Scraps May Review

Hello!  Hope everyone enjoyed Mother's Day!  I got a lot of sweet gifts that the kiddies made at school.  Don't you just love the cute ideas the teachers think of?  My older boy wrote me a 2 page letter!  I will save it and probably embarrass him with it when he gets older.  Maybe for his first girlfriend or at his wedding?  Haha, I'm a mean mommy. 

Anyway, back to sharing my creation for All That Scraps May Review

Here's my card featuring Tumbleweeds Zoom.  The sentiment is from Sunny Sentiments.  I thought it'd be cute if I added the little birdies from the Birdie Day stamp set.  They're hitching a ride!  I love these birdies!  They are perfect little add ons to any card.  And I've had that paper forever.  It's really one of my favorites and I found a piece large enough to make this card.  It's so fun and cheery and bright!

Have you noticed that All That Scraps has been bringing in a lot of new products?  I want to get everything!  They have lots of new stamps and will be bringing in Doodlebug cardstock!  I can't wait!  And they have weekly sales.  Check out the store if you haven't in a while. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great week!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

All That Scraps May Preview

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Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and Perfect Paper Crafting Blog Hop

Hello!  Last day of All That Scraps May Preview.  Today we're showcasing some clear stamps.  I really love these clear stamps especially all these sentiments.  They make stamping so easy when you can see where you want the image to go.

Here are 2 little birdies and a cute sentiment from Fly Away With Me.  There is also a matching set of dies for this set so cutting will be simple.  But I just cut around it by hand too.  Not too difficult.  

A little close up so you can see the birdies' faces.  The other thing that is so great about clear sentiments -- you can curve them!  Be sure to check out more of the clear stamps preview HERE.

I have been feeling lazy this whole week!  But I better get on it and start crafting.  Just a few more days until the end of the school year.  This school year went by so fast.  I'm not so sure if I'm looking forward to the summer.  I think the children will tire me out but I am so looking forward to dropping off my boys at one school and picking up at 2 schools instead of 3 in the fall.  Yay!  

Thanks so much for reading!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

All That Scraps May Preview

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Hello!  This is day 3 of All That Scraps May Preview.  Today's focus is on Sweet November Stamps.

My card features Josie and Jilly's Chat.  Aren't they sweet?  The sentiment is from AmyR Sunny Sentiments.  I used my current favorite Spellbinders labels 29 as the card base but then realized that the middle point sticks out a bit more than the others so it doesn't stand evenly but tips to the side.  But I still like this shape and this card.  I added some ribbon and pearls.  

A close up.  I added some Stickles on their wings and the string that connects their cans.  Check out more of the preview HERE

The other day I realized that my crafting tweezers are pretty handy.  Not only did I use them to pull out a small splinter in my finger but I also used them to pull out some cereal I had dropped into my keyboard.  I really should not eat cereal or anything for that matter while browsing on the computer cause I am always dropping something.  I knew I was making a good purchase when I bought those tweezers!  And occasionally I do use them for crafting too.

Hope your week is going well.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, May 6, 2013

All That Scraps May Preview

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Hello!  Back today to share another preview at All That Scraps.  Today we're featuring Drozy's Darlings.

This image is called Missing You.  Isn't it sweet?  Love how she is writing a little something and is cradled by the moon.  I thought I'd keep this card pretty simple with just an embossed sentiment from AmyR's Sunny Sentiments and a cute ribbon.

Here is a little close up photo.  You can check out more inspiration from the DT HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and Perfect Paper Crafting Blog Hop!!

Please scroll down or click HERE for All That Scraps May Preview.
Hello!  So happy you could join us for today's blog hop with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.  There are some prizes available including a $50 gift certificate to Perfect Paper Crafting's online store.  Scrapbook Adhesives is also giving away a prize so please check out their blog.  Just leave a comment on each blog to be eligible.  You have until Saturday, May 11th, Midnight PST.  Good luck!

Here is the blog hop list!
Perfect Paper Crafting/Laura Lynn
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Jenny Gropp
Pam Sparks
Eva Uyeunten (ME!)
Roxie Glaza
Wendy Ramlakhan

I have a couple of projects to share.

Lately I have grown to like these Uptown Girl stamps.  This one is called Felicity and Blair Living Life.  Something about them reminds me of my younger (and thinner) days!  Haha.  And the phase in my life when my friends and I were into drinking wine.  Hmmm, that was short lived.  But I love the sentiment which I heat embossed onto vellum and might be a tad hard to read.  It says, "friends like you make this world a better place for me."  Maybe it's referring to the alcohol and cupcakes?  Anyway, I used my Perfect Layers rulers for the mats behind the girls.  I used Scrapbook Adhesives tape runner to adhere my papers.  So easy and fast to put things together when using the tape runner.  I also used the 3D foam squares to pop up the girls and the sentiment.  There is a nice thickness to these squares.  I also love their 3D foam hearts.  Both sides of the hearts are sticky so I peeled one side off and dipped it into some glitter to create my glitter hearts on either side of my sentiment.  Plus it was a nice way to hide the 3D squares I used under the sentiment.

A closer look at the matting behind the girls.  You can create thin and thick layers using these rulers.

My second project is a Flower Pot Pocket Card.  I generally followed the tutorial HERE on Splitcoaststampers.  The only difference is I wanted a taller and a bit wider pot.  The sentiment is from Paper Smooches and I layered the mats using my rulers.  The flowers are from Prima and I used 3L Dodz to adhere them.  I used 3L's Crafty Power Tape to adhere the ribbon.

When you pull out the flowers there is a little place to write a message or maybe even add a gift card.  I left it blank because I haven't decided yet what to do with this card.  The layers were used with my rulers and I thought adding some photo corners from 3L would be a nice touch.  I just peeled back the corners of my white cardstock a bit to slide the photo corners on.

Here's a photo of all the different 3L adhesives/products I used to create my projects.  

That's it for me.  Next up is Roxie!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

All That Scraps May Preview

Hello!  All That Scraps has a new release for May!  Today we're previewing some cute CC Designs stamps.

This pretty little girl is May Day Birgitta.  Love how sweet she is with those flowers!  The sentiment is from AmyR Sunny Sentiments and includes some of the sweetest sayings!  I added some (a lot of!) Prima flowers that I got from a couple of generous and thoughtful ladies.  I think I am all set with flowers now!  I added that new Spellbinders die cut labels I got behind her.  I love that shape now and it's going to be popping up everywhere.

Here's a close up.  She is so perfect for any occasion.

Check out more of the preview HERE and the May release is available May 6th.

Thanks so much for dropping by!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Yumi & Fumi Handmade Mother's Day!

Hello!  There is still time to enter Yumi & Fumi Handmade Crafts Challenge #15 to create a shaped card for the mother figure in your life.

Here is my card featuring Yeti Yumi.  She was released last winter and holds a string of Xmas lights.  But I thought I could change it up a bit by adding some flower shaped rhinestones over the lights.  So now she could be holding a lei or maybe even a fancy necklace for mom. 

I love Yumi's jacket!  So cute.  Not really sure where she could be wearing that to if she lived in Hawaii though (maybe Ice Palace??).  But my daughter is always cold and always wears a jacket so I can image her wearing something like this.

Denice has also created a pretty shaped card for this challenge so please head over HERE or HERE to check it out!

Thanks for stopping by!