Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Scrappin Madge's Happy Birthday Blog Hop!

Hello my sweet and wonderful blogging friends! And Happy Birthday, Scrappin Madge!!!
If you are already hopping with us and coming from seeing a wonderful project at An'Jenic Gibson's blog, then you are in the right place! If not, you'll want to begin at Madge's Scrappin Lounge because today we are celebrating Scrappin Madge's birthday with a very special "happy birthday" blog hop and I am just ticked pink to be a part of it! Madge is not only an awesome friend and ultra talented artist, she is also an outstanding small business owner and I happen to be a regular customer! I subscribe to Madge's monthly Embellishment Kits, which I love and adore. Everything on my project today is from one of the kits, which you will see, all seem to coordinate beautifully! Scrappin Madge is such a sweet and lovely lady and I hope she has her best and happiest birthday yet!!
In honor of Scrappin Madge's birthday, we thought it would be fun to give away some prizes, so be sure to leave a comment on each and every blog on the hop by next Wednesday, September 23th midnight for your chance to win something! I know there are at least 3 giveaways on the hop, maybe more...oh, and looky! I myself have a prize to give away--1 Peachy Keen Stamps July 2014 Stamp Set of the Month, shown below and valued at $24.99! Winner announced for this prize here on my blog on September 24th.
And finally, my project! An 8x8 memory album, card and cute frame for my cousin and her fiancĂ© to document their lives together beginning in 2015. I still have to complete the photo and journaling pockets for the inside the album. Like I said, most everything on here and inside (minus the frame and album) is an element from one of my embellishment kits~

 Here's a shot of the cover
Heidi Swapp epoxy word/number stickers, Jillibean Soup wood flags and silky twine, Crate Paper stickers by Maggie Holmes, and CTMH self-adhesive gems are just a few of the wildly popular products that you can expect to see inside Scrappin Madge's embellishment kits each month! I'm entering this album into the current PaperIssues challenge- Anything goes with Whiskers Graphics (I was inspired to use lots of stickers, twine and a wooden tag)
Inside cover-this is a journaling tag from one of my kits and the other side of the colorful stripes on the front. I left the top open for a photo to easily slide inside.
Your next stop on the Happy Birthday Hop is the fabulous Jenny Johnson's blog! Thanks so much for visiting me! Enjoy the rest of the hop and have a great day!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Really Reasonable Ribbon September Blog Hop!

Hi friends! Hope you are having a great weekend so far! Thanks for stopping by! If you're here from Jenn's blog for our RRR blog hop, then you're in the right place! If not, head over to the RRR Blog to begin! 
Isn't this an extra fun hop?! I sure am enjoying all the wonderful projects with the September Ribbon Club Assortment! I loved making my project with these frightfully fun and boo-tiful ribbons!
Here's what I brewed up...
I combined the inspiration from this and this pinterest project to create my fancy witch's hat popcorn balls! I found the little white paper doilies to be perfect hat brims! I hope you like them too and are inspired to give them a try!
Caramel Popcorn Balls:
1 cup water, 1/2 cup light brown sugar, 1/2 cup light corn syrup with vanilla, (if not, add 1 tsp. vanilla extract).
Mix together all ingredients in medium saucepan on high heat with a candy thermometer inserted til temp reaches the hardening point of 237 degrees.Remove from heat, pour over 1 bag microwave popcorn and toss with plastic spoon or spatula til all popcorn is well coated. Lay out a piece of wax paper and lightly butter your hands, then form popcorn mixture into large balls. (makes 8)

Thanks so much for visiting today! By the way, Really Reasonable Ribbon is currently having a Design Team Call!!! Check out all the details HERE!

Your next stop on the hop is Cheryl!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

"be the change" Mixed Media Canvas

Hey there! Just popping in to share a little 6x6" mini canvas I made today in 30 minutes--yep, I did! It was super simple with my Design Memory Craft Gelatos® + water and couple other supplies to make a quick-mixed-media-mini-work-of-art! I'll be entering this into the Take The Challenge with Mou September 2014 challenge. Mou challenged us to create something in 30 minutes or less. I set my stove timer to 30 minutes and had 6 m leftover before photos were taken, hooray!
I added a little bit of Faber-Castell Glass Bead Glitter Gel to create a sand effect along the base. In addition to Gold Gelato on the beach area, the following Gelato colors were used to create the rest of the canvas: Blueberry, Metallic Mint, Raspberry, Black and Coconut. The wonderful stamp is one of my all-time faves called Be The Change Unity Stamp Co. sentiment is stamped with Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink Pad and a few sequins are added for a bit-o-sparkle!
I'm also entering this canvas into the Unity Friends With Flair Challenge!
That's all for now! Thanks a bunch for visiting me! I love seeing my friends in bloggyland! Wishing you a creative and blessed day!!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

More Happy Hellos!

Hi there! Hope your weekend is wrapping up well and that you are safe, sound and happy this Sunday evening.
I couldn't sleep for the life of me last night, so around 3am, I decided to make a card. What else, right? lol. I'm betting my fellow crafting insomniacs can relate. ;) This one is for 2 challenges:
MoxieFabWorld's Fabulous Friday Challenge-Graphic Garland. This is the inspiration we are to draw from. The second challenge is the Share The Love Week featuring Simon Says Stamp/Day2 "10 Minute Dash"-create a card in 10 minutes or less, so this came together fast!
It was my first time playing with my Stitched Chevy Dies from MCT and oh, do I love them so! I stamped the happy hello along the bottom with Winnie & Walter stamp set, The Big, The Bold and the Happy and added a few Doodlebug Sequins Assortment in Beetle Black and Lily White.
Thanks for dropping by! Have a wonderful and blessed day and hope to see you again soon!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Sharing Happy Hellos!

Hi there! Hope you are having a great weekend! It was SO nice today--a balmy 88 degrees in Seattle! And trust me, I am more than happy to take any hot, sunny days that the good Lord is willing to give us here in the Great NW in September!!
I made 2 cards for Share The Love week over at Winnie & Walter. They teamed up with SimonSaysStamp for a super fun-filled week of inspiration and challenges! They had a challenge each day, but I only got a chance to do 2 of them. I had to use at least 1 product of each company of my card, plus follow the theme. With these 2 superb companies, this was hardly a challenge. Their products are so versatile, I even made both cards using the same stamp set and ink set! Here they are...
Thanks so much for stopping by this weekend! Have a wonderful day!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Just For You, Teacher!

Hey there! Still Friday and I have another post lol! I want to share the teacher's gift card holders I made for the DLART Thankful Thursday Challenge #139-Back To School.
These gift card holders sure would make a nice back to school gift for your favorite teacher, don't your think? They are a no-brainer with the fantastic Embossed Gift Card Holder Die from My Creative Time. Just pick some pretty patterned paper, a couple stamps and embellies and you're set!
I am a former designer for MCT, so I'm lucky enough to have received tons of Emma's awesome products during my time with her company. She is one of the most generous business owners in the industry--not to mention one of the most innovative and brilliant as well! To complete my gift-card holders, I used More Gift Card Sentiments stamp set (yep she made a sentiment for teachers, nurses, and so much more in this set) and the teeniest tag from the Teeny Tag Layering Dies.
The scalloped floral border sticker and ticket stickers are from Crate Paper by Maggie Holmes and part of my August Embellishment Kit from Madge's Scrappin' Lounge. Find details on how to get your own monthly embellishment kit for a mere $15/mo shipped (that means no shipping fee) HERE! I promote Madge's embellishment kits because I am a subscriber myself and I love them. Each month she sends a delightful array of some of the hottest products on the market--there is always a nice variety of different companies products to try and yet they all coordinate beautifully together. Madge puts a lot of effort into coordinating these kits and they are well worth $15. I look forward to my embellishment kit every month!
Thanks so much for visiting me! Have a great day!!!

Talk Nerdy To Me!

Hi friends and a very happy Friday to you! Today I have 2 cards that I made for the Plugged In With Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking blog's September Gallery Challenge "Talk Nerdy To Me". I believe the title theme speaks for itself haha!
I knew I had to break out my (retired) Jaded Blossom NERD stamp set! And I did something very unusual for me...CAS. Clean and simple is not my typical card-making style but I was really digging the Paper House Productions HIPSTER 6x6 paper so much and wanted it, along with the stamped sentiment, to take the show. These were quick, easy and most of all, fun to whip up! Hope you enjoy them too!
Are you feeling your inner nerd? Why not come over to the dork side and join in the September Gallery Challenge too! The deadline isn't until September 22nd!
Thanks a whole bunch for stopping by my blog! Wherever you are, whatever you do, I hope you have a wonderful and blessed day!!!