Friday, June 28, 2013

Friday Blog HOp with Practical Scrappers

Hello and welcome to the PRACTICAL SCRAPPERS and SCRAPTOWN LADY Blog Hop!  We thought it would be fun to combine forces and share projects with you that have our design teams’ takes on one of the hottest scrapbooking trends around:  Project Life. 

Whether you are a “Project Lifer,” are interested in Project Life, or just want to find out ways to use all those fantastic Project Life types of products and ideas on your own projects, we have a hop FULL of inspiration and creativity! 

I do not do Project Life ( I have in the past but not this year) but I do like to do everyday layouts.  I like to pick a day and just photograph the things that we do or the events that take place during the day.  So for my layout I picked a day and scrapped that day.  I made a photo collage of all the things that went on that day.  

 supply list
Everything is My Mind's Eye
photo template- kerri bradford

Now did I mention that there are prizes involved?

We’ve got a fabulous prize, too - a $25 gift certificate to Scraptown Lady’s shop, which is stocked with awesome scrapbooking supplies!  What do you have to do to be entered in the drawing?  It’s easy! 

1.      Be a follower of Practical Scrappers; and
2.      Be a follower of Scraptown Lady; and
3.      Visit all the blogs, starting with Practical Scrappers and ending with Scraptown Lady, and leave a comment at each blog along the way.  

We will be hopping until Sunday, June 30th, at 11:59 p.m. CST.  The grand prize winner will be announced on Tuesday, July 2nd

If you get lost along the way, just check the complete list below to get you hopping in the right direction:

Erin Morehouse-Kislingbury:
Rhonda Van Ginkel:

If we have inspired you so much that you “need” to do a little shopping now, SCRAPTOWN LADY is offering 20% off all orders during the hop!  The sale runs from now ‘til midnight Monday.  Enter “code20” to receive your discount.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I will be back on MOnday and ALL next week with new projects!  See you then.   Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Thursday Imaginsice Shaped Card

Happy Thursday!

I took the past 2 weeks off from crafting to get ready for vacation and then vacation.  When I got home I was having withdrawals.  I have been a crafting machine this week to get caught up with work.  It has been so fun to go into my craft room and get glue and ink all over my fingers again!!  Do you miss this wonderful hobby when you take a break?

Over at the Imaginisce Blog this week we had a challenge to make a shaped card using Imaginisce.  This is out of my box here.  So I went to the Silhouette store and found this awesome and cute camera and turned it into a card.  I used all Imaginisce papers except for the cardstock base.
On the inside I stamped my sentiment using The Alley Way Stamps and added some brads that I have had in my collection for about 10 years now.  LOL!!  Do you remember the QVC days?  I ordered the brad collection and I got about 200 different brads.  Well, I am still using them!
supply list
cardstock- bazzill
paper- imaginisce
stamps- The Alley Way Stamps
brad- qvc
ink- hero arts

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I will see you tomorrow.  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Wednesday Core'dinations Boat

Happy Wednesday!

Today I have another card for you using Core'dinations cardstock.  I needed a little baby card so I broke into my stash and created this card.  It was so much fun to work with all the different techniques with the Core Cardstock!

1,  First I tore my cardstock to expose the inner core to create the waves.  I layered them and used pop dots to give it a little dimension.
2.  I embossed my Whitewash cardstock and sanded it lightly to expose the blue color for my clouds.
3 I used my Silhouette to cut my boat.
4.  I embossed the bottom of the boat and and lightly sanded it.

Wow that was a lot of Core techiniques but it was totally worth it!

I made the sail using a Jillibean Soup sticker and I finally stamped my sentiment using an Alley Way Stamp!
supply list
cardstock- Core'dinations
embossing folders- cuttlebug, darcie
sticker- jillibean soup
stamp- the alley way stamps
ink- hero arts

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I will be back tomorrow with a new project for Imaginisce!  See you then!  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Tuesday Core'dinations Crossing Over

Happy Tuesday!

How's it going?  Things have been awesome here.  Last week the family went on an awesome vacation to Florida.  We had a wonderful time.  It has been a dream of mine to see dolphins and I was able to go on a dolphin cruise and we saw a ton.  Now I want to swim with them!!!!

In May Jack was so excited that he was "Crossing Over" in Cub Scouts.  I got this photo of him when he came back with is new bandana and pin.  I was so proud that he did the necessary steps to Cross Over.  So you know me I just had to scrap it!  For this layout I broke out my Core'dinations and layerd my cardstock. I then scored the blue cardstock and sanded it. I then tore it to expose the inside core.  I also used my Silhoeutte to create the title and use the negative space.  I then layered my pattern paper and added some new Core'dinations Smooth tags.  I then took my marker and doodled around to create a border.  Finally I added some embellishments and tags ( Chic Tags and Elle's Studio).  I really love how this turned out!

cardstock and tags- Core'dinations
pattern paper- my minds eye
wood veneer- studio calico
tags- elle's studio and chic tags
twine- the stringer

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I will be back tomorrow with a new project.  See you then.  Have a wonderful and scrappy day!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Monday Core'dinations and Couture Creations Blog Hop

Hey Everyone!

Today and All this Week  Core'dinations and Couture Creations are teaming up to bring you some Fabulous projects and inspiration.  It is going to be so much fun and lots an lots of prizes!!  Today I am kicking it off with a new card using (of course) some Core'dinations cardstock ( the new WhiteWash collection)  and a Couture Creations embossing folder.

I made a CAS card using the embossing folder and then sanding the cardstock to let the light blue shine through.  I just love the design- too me they are large snowflakes.  I then added some bling into the center of each card and then added some yummy sparkly twine (from the stringery).  I finished it off with my sentime and then sanded the edges to let the blue come through again.

cardstock- Core'dinations
embossing folder- Couture Creations
bling- Imaginisce I Rock
twine- the stringery
stamp- paper smooches
ink- hero arts
tiny attacher

Now for today's line up you need to hit these places........
Couture Creations
Debbie Standard

Not a lot of stops but boy this hop is jammed packed with awesome inspiration.  And did I mention that there are AWESOME prizes??????  Leave a comment here and on all the hops to enter!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I will be back tomorrow with a a new project.  See you then.  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Wednesday Black Ice Card

Happy Wednesday,

All this week Imaginisce is having a release party for their new collection Black Ice.  This collection is totally Rocks.  For my project today I created a card using one of their invitations.  I cut it down to my A2 size and then attached it to my card base.  I then fussy cut from the pattern paper this beautiful flower and attached them to the card.  I then used my IRock and attached some glam rocks to the center of the flowers to add a hint of color.

paper-inviation- I Rock - glam rocks- Imaginisce
stamp- paper smooches
ink- hero arts

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I am taking the rest of the week off.  I will  see you next week.  Have a wonderful and crafty week.  

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Imaginisce Black Ice Friends

Happy Tuesday.

All this week Imaginsice is Releasing their brand new collection Black Ice.  This is an absolutely beautiful collection that is just perfect for any occasion.  For my project today I wanted to show the versatility of this collection and I used a black and white photo of my boys and made a monochromatic layout.

First I took some acrylic paing and painted a thin layer.  I then layered my paper under my photo.  I then used my Silhoeutte to cut out the clouds - stars- and title.  The clouds are an Imaginisce cut design for Silhouette.  Finally I added some wood veneer, buttons, flair badge, and some yummy black and white twine.
Stop by the Imaginisce blog all this week for a chance to win this AMAZING  collection.  (HERE).

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I will be back tomorrow with a card using this new collection.  See you then.  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Monday Moxxie Running!

Happy Monday!

Moxxie always comes out with the best themed sports collections and the Running Collection is just awesome.  When I first received the collection I was totally stumped because we are not runners but then I remembered my friend's son ran Track in high school.  This is a photo of Bobbie Gallant in a Medley Race.

I layered the paper and used some of the awesome die cuts to make the title and add some inspiration.  Finally I added some buttons from my stash and a flair badge along with sume yummy solid twine from The Stringery.

 paper- dice cuts- stickers- moxxie
buttons- ??
flair- a flair for buttons
washi tape- echo park
twine- the stringery
studio calico wood veneer

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I will be back tomorrow with the Debut of Imaginisce's new collection Black Ice!  See you then. Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Friday Core'dinations Father Day's Card

Happy Friday!

Father's Day is coming up quickly and I made a Father's Day card for my hubby using some of the awesome Core'dinations cardstock.   I first cut the base of the card using my Silhouette.  I then used my Core'dinations Tim Holtz and Ranger Distress Collection and cut it out to match the base of my card.  I then ran the Faded Jeans cardstock in my embossing folder and lightly sanded to show the patterm.  I then ran my tie using the scattered straw cardstock through another embossing folder and lightly sanded that.  I then stamped my sentiment and lightly inked the edges with the Tim Holtz faded Jeans distress ink.  Don't you just love how this awesome cardstock matches the inks?  I know I do!

cardstock- Core'dinations Tim Holtz and Ranger Distress collection
stamps- hero arts
ink- hero arts and tim holtz
tiny attacher
Life Style Crafts embossing folder
Cuttlebug Embossing folder

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I will be back on Monday with new projects.  See you then.  Have a wonderful and crafty weekend!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Wednesday Imaginisce and Tombow Swap

Happy Wednesday!

Today we are kicking off summer with an awesome blog hop going on between Imaginisce and Tombow!

My youngest son is going on a Boy Scout outing with my older son and hubby and I made a little Tackle Box for him.  It is a surprise.  in his bag.  This little box is filled with some yummy gummy worms.  I think he is going to love it.  To make this little box I used my Silhouette to create the box.  I then used the Tombow Liquid Glue to glue all the edges together so that they are nice and strong.  I then used the markers to color a Snag Em stamp (you can see this in the video).  Finally I attached them on the box with Tombow adhesive squares.

I made a video to show you how I put this all together as well as some fun techniques with the Tombow markers.  

paper, stickers, alphabet stamps- Imaginisce
Tombow liquid glue
Tombow adhesive squares
Tombow Markers

Here is the list of Dt members that you need to visit and leave a comment.

*Jennie -


Mary Pat Siehl:  --> you are here!

So do you want to know what you could win?  First from Tombow- markers and adhesive-- what could be better?

And from Imaginisce: the entire collection of Endless Summer!!  How awesome is that?
Good luck and I hope you win!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I will be back on Friday with a Father's Day card.  See you then!  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Tuesday SOG Digi Release Sneaky Tobie

Happy Tuesday,
Can I tell you how much fun I am having with the Some Odd Girl Design Team?  Well, I am.  Kristy just makes THE MOST adorable images and you know how long I have loved them.  Well, this new release is simply amazing. Not only is she releasing new digi images but she is also releasing some new digi files and this FAB circle card base is one of the new releases.  I cut the card base with my Silhouette and then took the card base and cut it into pie pieces.  I wanted a bunch of different pattern pieces.  I then stitched them all together.  I just LOVE this card base- it is so fun and fresh!
Now for the digi stamp:  HELLO! I am soooo in love with Sneaky Boy Tobie!  He is just so incredibly cute!  I colored him with my Spectrum Noir Markers.  I tried to match his clothes to the paper.

Please stop by the Some Odd Girl blog to see these new releases and stop by the SHOP to pick up Sneaky Boy Tobie and the Cut File Circle Card Base!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I will be back tomorrow with the Imaginisce and Tombow Blog HOp.  Lots and Lots of prizes!  See you then!  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Monday Moxxie Favorite Photo

Happy Monday!

Did you have a nice weekend?  We sure did!  I was very lazy but had  a wonderful time.  Played tennis, read, played with my boys and just relaxed!   My goal for the summer is to not craft on the weekends and just spend every minute with my family.

I am trying to get my vacation  photos done from 2012 and this is one of my faves.  I loved watching hubby taking Michael close to the water so that he was not afraid.   For my layout I broke an older collection from Moxxie and I just LOVE how it turned out.  I used my Silhouette to cut out the title and camera.  I then added some Bella Blvd washi tape and some flair badges and some wood veneer. I also added some tags from Elle's Studio.   I really loved going deep into my stash and used up a bunch of older embellies!
paper- moxxie
tags- elle's studio
washi tape- bella blvd
flair- a flair for buttons
studio calico wood veneer
Heidi Swap mist

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I will be back tomorrow with the new digi release from Some Odd Girl!  See you then!  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Friday Core'dinations May Arts and Stampendous Blog Hop

Happy Friday!

If you are here for the Moxxie June Blog Hop PLEASE  go HERE!

We are hopping ALL WEEK long with May Arts and Stampendous. 
How much fun is that?????
All of these companies are giving away goodies on their blogs AND Core has a secret DT member blog they have picked out to choose a random winner, too!  There are some Core Tags, May Arts ribbon AND Stampendous stamps up for grags ALL WEEK LOOOOOOOOOOOONG! 

For my project I made a card.  I had soooo much fun using all my goodies.  First I scored and sanded my Core cardstock and then layered a piece of the Kraft Core Shattered Collection from Tim Holtz.  This cardstock totally is awesome and I sanded it just a bit.  I then stamped and heat embossed my sentiment "You Rock" with the Stampendous glitter embossing powder.  I then added some May Arts Ribbon.  Next I used a couple of the Core cardstock pieces and lightly sanded them to bring out the distressed looked.  Finally I stamped this awesome litte skater and colored him with my Spectrum Noir markers.  He is just so cute!!
cardstock- Core'dinations ( Shattered Collection, Distress Collection, Spotted Collection)
ribbon- May Arts
Stamps- Stampendous
embossing powder- Stampendous
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Spectrum Noir Markers

Here is the order for today:

Debbie Standard:
Kim Moreno: 
Mary Pat Siehl:     -->  you are here!!

May Arts:
Karen Baker
Sandy Allnock 
Virginia Fynes

Cyndi Bundy
Krissy Fossmeyer
Lea Kimmel
Asia King
Kristine Reynolds
Rhea Weigand
Jamie Martin
Tenia Nelson

Good luck on your hop!  I hope you are a winner because there are sooo many awesome prizes!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I will be back on Monday with a new project.  Have a wonderful and crafty weekend!

Moxxie June Blog Hop- Reach for the Stars

Welcome to the June Moxxie Muse-A-Palooza Blog Hop! This month one lucky follower will win the entire Reach for the Stars collection! You'll be over the moon and out of this world for this adorable collection designed for your little space cadets. Whether playing with a favorite toy, turning a shipping box into a spaceship, or watching a classic movie, pics of your little rocketman (or rocketwoman!) will go perfectly with this collection! It just doesn't get any cuter than this!

Reach for the Stars is my all time favorite collection from Moxxie!  It is just so versatile and I have used it a TON!  I just adore it.

For my layout I started with a Studio Calico mask and misted my paper using some Mister Huey's mist.  I then started layering my paper and adding some of the pre cut die cuts and I was done!  It came together so super easy!  I finished it off with some bling from Imaginisce and some wood veneer stars from Studio Calico.  Now it wouldn't be completely done if I didn't add some twine or flair so I added both from The Stringery and a Flair for Buttons!

Now you are probably wondering about the photo- In May Jack had Space Camp and the student's had to dress up as an Astronaut.  We found a helmet here and we made our own t-shirt.  He looked so cute and he had such a fun time all day doing science experiments!  I wrote my journaling on my says of the sun burst.
studio calico- mask, spray, wood veneer
imaginisce- bling, I Rock
moxxie- paper and die cuts
the stringery- twine
a flair for buttons

For a chance to win, hop through all eleven participating blogs, check out all the spectacular creations of each Moxxie Muse, and leave a comment for each one of them. Comments close at midnight CST on Tuesday, June 11th. The winner will be announced Wednesday on the Moxxie Blog. International fans are welcome to play along if they agree to pay shipping in the event they win.

Let's blast off! Remember to leave your comments along the way for your chance to win the Reach for the Stars collection!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I will be back later today with another awesome blog hop from Core'dinations.  See yo then!  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Thursday Some Odd Girl June Challenge

Happy Thursday!

I am here with you today to share the Some Odd Girl June Challenge.  This is another great one with an awesome sketch.
There is a lot of room for your own interpretation on this sketch.  Here is my take on it!

For my take on Tobie here I used the Imaginisce Endless Summer collection and I colored Tobie with my Spectrum Noir markers.    He just really reminds me of my little ones!  I just adore him.

Stop on by the Some Odd Girl blog to see all the details of this month's challenge.  I would love to see you participate!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I will be back tomorrow with 2 -yes, 2 blog hops- one for moxxie and one for Core'dinations- lots of prizes going on tomorrow so you  are going to want to check them out!! See you then!  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Tueday Scrapbook Steals Smash Book

Happy Tuesday!

Well, Summer has officially started for me!!  I am so so happy!!  I can't believe I finished my 24th year teaching.  Where has the time gone?  It seems like yesterday when I heard from my first principal and was jumping up and down for my new job.  My first year teaching my salary was $16,000!  I thought I was a millionaire .  I am so looking forward to hanging with my boys!  We have a fun filled week all planned.  I can't wait to be there in the morning when they wake up and still be with them when it is time to go to sleep!!  Love it!!

Today over at Scrapbook Steals I am up with a fun How to Project on how to make your own Smash Books!

You can see the full project plus a video by going HERE!  I would love it if you stopped by  ( they are on mountain time so it is going up later in the morning.. )

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I am taking tomorrow off but I will back on Thursday.  See you then!  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Monday SOG Stamping on Your Layouts

Happy Monday!

Did you have a nice weekend?  I have to say this was one of the most relazing weekends I have had in ages. I sat outside on our patio and just enjoyed the wonderful cool weather.  I loved it.  I didn't set foot in my craft room all weekend!

Today over at Some Odd Girl this week we are featuring how to include stamps in your scrapbooking and project life work.  I was SO excited for this because I LOVE to include stamping on my projects.  I think they just add so much!  Here is a little sneak peek of my layout that I made using a ton of SOG stamps to create my own emellishments.
I would love it if you could stop by the Some Odd Girl blog HERE  and said hi and possibly leave a little bit of love!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I will be back tomorrow with a new project for Scrapbook Steals!  See you then.  Have a wonderful and crafty day!