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Funday Friday Challenge #39 - Florals

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Welcome to another FundayFridayChallenge. This week's Challenge is: "Florals" Create a card, layout or project using a floral design! Our sponsor this week is: Bugaboo
Make sure to play along this week~you don’t want to miss a chance for a great prize!  Starts: Friday, February 28th 12:00 AM (central time) Ends: Friday, March 7th 6:00 PM (central time) Here is what I created for this week's challenge: I used Bugaboo's Live Laugh Love Rose Block stamp. I just think it is so pretty with the rose cascade. I colored the roses and butterflies using my Stampin' Up chalks and used my Stampin' Up ruffled ribbon along the bottom. I love the ruffles...it just adds that little "something" to the card.  I used a second image to color in the large roses and butterflies again, fussy cut those images and used pop dots to give the card some dimension. It's hard to see in the picture, but it really makes a difference!
Make sure to stop by my DT sister's blogs to …

Welcome to My Home...take two!

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Here's the second page of my open house layout. Again I used the Chantilly paper pack from Close to My Heart. The patterned paper is double sided so it made it super easy to match up colors to stack on the page. My color blocks are 7-1/2 inches across and I just centered them on the page. And the card stock came with the Chantilly pack too so everything matches. I kept the paper background very simple on this one but had fun with stamps!
For the title on the bottom I used the Token Alphabet stamp set from Close to My Heart. I put a layer of the pink that came with the Chantilly paper pack on the bottom and then used foam squares to pop the word "guests" off the page. The bling and button embellishments are from the Chantilly pack too.

On the edges I used the border stamp from the Buzz and Bumble Workshop On The Go kit (sorry...I just realized I been calling them Work Shop To Go...oops...but kits are great no matter what you call them!) in Chocolate Chip from Stampin'…

Funday Friday Challenge #38 - Sketch Design

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Welcome to another FundayFridayChallenge. This week's Challenge is: "A Sketch" Create a card, layout or project from a sketch!

Our sponsor this week is: Stamp Art Designs Make sure to play along this week~you don’t want to miss a chance for a great prize!  Starts: Friday, February 21st 12:00 AM (central time) Ends: Friday, February 28th 6:00 PM (central time)
Here is what I created for this week's challenge:
I used this adorable Frosty Friends stamp from Stamp Art. Kathryne's stamp creations are so cute and versatile! I know Christmas is over but instead of a Santa hat you could put a top hat over it for a cute winter, thinking of you card! I used my Stampin Up chalks to color in the image using a q-tip. The Winter Wonderland sentiment is from 3 Twenty Crafts Winter Wonderland stamp set.  

Make sure to stop by my DT sister's blogs to check out what they made for this challenge.   Well my friends, it isYOURturn to show us what  You can do for this challenge! Just link up u…

Blog Hop Day 4 - Saving the Best for Last!

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Welcome to day 4, our final day of the 3 Twenty Crafts 2ndRelease! This week has been so much fun and I have had a blast sharing each new stamp set and all my projects with you. So thank you for stopping by each day this week and joining the fun!
You should have arrived here frommy Design Team sister Candice at http://stampinpearls.blogspot.com/ but if you would like to start at the beginning of the hop, simply go toJo'sScrap Shack.
Today we are showing you the new and awesome stamp set “Personalize It” This stamp set coordinates with Project Life and Smash Books. Here is what I created using this new stamp set:
This is my first attempt at a Smash Book page - I hope you like it! It's actually the Michael's version of Smash...I liked the colors and inside pages better. It's a page about things I want in my life; positive things to replace some of the not so positive. I used the Personalize It stamp to make the check list of things at the top of the page and then journaled …

Blog Hop Day 3 - And the Fun Continues!

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Welcome to day 3 of the 3 Twenty Crafts 2ndRelease! You should have arrived here frommy Design Team sister Candice at http://stampinpearls.blogspot.com/ but if you would like to start at the beginning of the hop, simply go toJo'sScrap Shack.
Today we are showing you the new and awesome stamp set “Say it from the Heart”. Here is what I created using this new stamp set: I cut the honeycomb using a Close to My Heart cricut cartridge. All the hexagon images and the sentiments are from this awesome set - “Say it from the Heart”! I have to admit...I think this might just be my favorite set in the new release...everyone needs this set in their collection! I just punched out hexagons to layer some of the images from the set. And as always, some of them have been popped up using dimensionals. For the final touch I added a little bling in the center of a few of the hexagons and in the center of a few flowers in the patterned paper. It's unusual I post a layout without the pictures but th…

Blog Hop Day 2!

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Welcome to day 2 of the 3 Twenty Crafts 2ndRelease!  You should have arrived here frommy Design Team sisterCandice at http://stampinpearls.blogspot.com/ but if you would like to start at the beginning of the hop, simply go toJo'sScrap Shack.
Today we are showing you the new and awesome stamp set “Strike a Pose” This stamp set coordinates with Project Life and Smash Books. Here is what I created using this new stamp set:
This is only my 2nd Smash page (you'll see my first later this week!). I actually purchased the Michael's brand Smash book since I liked the colors better. All the stamp images I used are from the new Strike a Pose set; frame, star, hearts and sentiments. I really like the font of this set. I used a little washi tape to accent the inside of the top stamp and then a little on the bottom picture. I just love the picture with the puppy icing on Midnight's nose! The stamp set made it super easy to put this page together...and there a lot more sayings that go w…

Exciting New Release - Day 1 of the Blog Hop!

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I am super excited to share with you the release of four new stamps sets from 3 Twenty Crafts this week!! Today starts the 3 Twenty Crafts 2ndRelease Blog Hop and I am so honored to be a part of this! 

This week we have a ton of inspiration to share with you, lots of amazing projects showcasing the new stamp releases and some giveaways too! You will be so amazed with this new release and I am excited to share the first stamp set with you today! So are you ready to get started? You should have arrived here frommy Design Team sisterCandice at http://stampinpearls.blogspot.com/ but if you would like to start at the beginning of the hop, simply go toJo's ScrapShack.


Today we are showing you the new and awesome stamp set “Simple Sentiments”. I created this cute birthday card using this new stamp set:
I used three of the stamps from the Simple Sentiments set to create the border saying at the bottom of the card. I lined all three up on one acryllic block, colored each stamp with an ink ma…

Guest Designer from Majestic Memories!

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I would like to extend a big welcome to my friend Michelle - owner and creator of beautiful scrapbooks - from Majestic Memories! She created this beautiful card using the 3 Twenty Crafts, Winter Wonderland stamp set. Michelle embossed one of the winter trees with the Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powders and then added some matching stickles for accent and shimmer. She also used some of the Tim Holtz Distress ink to accent the edges of the card and paper.
 On the inside she used the same stamp and inking technique as on the outside of the card to bring it all together.
The sentiment is just beautiful - the greatest gift of all is having you by my side. Perfect for any occasion for that special someone! The sentiment stamp is a sneak peak from 3 Twenty Craft's newest release! You'll need to stay tuned to find out what stamp set it's from and to see the rest of the set!

So what have you been creating?

Funday Friday Challenge #37 - More Fun!

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Welcome to another FundayFridayChallenge. This week's Challenge is: "Valentine’s Day" Create a card, layout or project for Valentine's Day! Our sponsor this week is: 3 Twenty Crafts
So make sure to play along this week~you don’t want to miss a chance for a great prize!
This week's prize is a $10 gift certificate to 3 Twenty Crafts!  Starts: Friday, February 14th 12:00 AM (central time) Ends: Friday, February 21st 6:00 PM (central time) Here is what I created for this week's challenge: I was looking to create something different for Valentine's Day. And I thought this would be a cute card to give something with a dinner or wine tasting certificate  inside. FYI...just did a wine and chocolate tasting with some girlfriends - awesome combination! But as we know, everything goes well with chocolate...lol! I used the Background Builders stamp set from 3 Twenty Crafts to create the purple embossed border on the bottom. And I used the wine and glasses from the 3 Twenty Cra…

Welcome to My Home

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Happy Wednesday everyone :)  I hope you're having a wonderful week!

Here's a layout I did with the Close to My Heart Chantilly paper pack. I have to thank my Secret Santa in a scrapbook group I belong to - Chantilly and the coordinating embellishments was an awesome Christmas gift to receive!

The layout is the first two pages out of a four page layout I did for the open house my mom and I had after moving into our new home. It took about six months to have the open house - but we had a lot of fun once it finally happened. I made my rosette using Scrap Happy Glue from The Rubber Cafe. The creation of the flower is for another post...but if you ever have the chance to join in on one of Melissa's (The Rubber Cafe owner) classes at an Expo near you grab it! She does great technique classes. The bling and embellishments are all the Chantilly embellishments. I used the leaf stamp from the Close to My Heart Chantilly Work Shop to Go stamp set.  
I made the first page last using t…

Funday Friday Challenge #36 - Join the Fun!

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Welcome to another FundayFridayChallenge. This week's Challenge is: "Anything Goes" Create a card, layout or project from a sketch! Our sponsor this week is: The Paper Nest
One lucky winner will receive a great prize!! So make sure to play along this week~you don’t want to miss a chance for this prize!  Starts: Friday, February 7th12:00 AM (central time) Ends: Friday,February 14th6:00 PM (central time) Here is what I created for this week's challenge:
I used this adorable stamp from Paper Nest Dolls - By Window Ellie. Isn't she the cutest? I colored everything with my Stampin' Up Water Color Pencils. It's hard to see in the photo, but I used darker strokes of a similar color in her hair and the window curtains to give it accent. 
I wanted to create more of a border for the window so I used a stamp from the Background Builders3 Twenty Crafts set. And then for a little fun I added a stamp from the Close to My Heart Buzz & Bumble stamp set. And I am still scrappin…

Crafty Girl!

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Yup...this describes me perfectly...ROFL!

More Birthday Celebrations!

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It wasn't my intent to start a theme of birthday celebrations...but I guess three layouts in a row makes it a theme! My friend's husband threw a simple but Oh So Fun! birthday party for her. I used the Close to My Heart Bella paper pack. I know that Bella is discontinued but I think their current Huntington paper pack would make this layout beautifully. And yes, I have a lot of CTMH in my stash.


The card stock and patterned paper all came together in the same paper pack. It's double sided so it was easy to pick colors to make the side banners. I used the Creative Memories border system to create the edges. I cut the borders in both a brown color and an off white color from the pack and then just layered them. (This would have also been a great way to use up my scraps.) I mounted the photos in patterned paper from the pack that I wasn't sure I would use. Although that sounds like a challenge for the future - use paper you normally wouldn't use...

The embellishments …

Tasty and Economical

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I love homemade food! I enjoy going out and love the time spent with good friends...but I was brought up on good ole' home cooked meals and still enjoy that the most. I want to share a site I've been using for a while. I've found some tasty recipes and some great grocery store deals too. Yes, even I have learned to plan my shopping trips and have found that I am saving money by doing so. And I'm definitely not depriving myself of anything.
Deals to Meals at http://dealstomeals.blogspot.com/
I know this idea is a little late for the big game today (which I am watching at I type). But I just know that the warm weather can't be too far off (I am really over all the white stuff we've been getting in the Northeast...) and that means picnics and more family get togethers for everyone. They have an awesome sandwich ring that is simple to make and looks oh-so impressive.


Looks delicious doesn't it! And the best part is you can make each section of the sandwich ring…