Saturday, March 29, 2014

The Creating Blog Hops Monthly Hop: Mini Albums!!

Happy Saturday
Welcome to this months Blog Hop
The Creating Blog Hops Cafe'
This month we have made some Mini Albums to share with you. If you have just stopped by to visit with me, thank you and welcome, but please start at the beginning of the hop with our Hostess, Robin Lane with Create-A-LatteWe would not want you to miss any of these wonderful projects.
So, grab yourself a Latte', sit back and hop along with us as we share our projects with you.

You should have come from NannĂ© Harry site- 

if not check out the entire lineup at the bottom.

Shhh...keep this a secret, I made this Altered Altoid Tin Mini Album for my husband's 40th birthday in a couple of weeks.


 I used DCWV Glam Rock paper and silver metallic for most of the album.  The base is a Creative Memories black cardstock with some black shimmer paper, too.  I also used some old Mrs. Grossman's and CM sticker letters.

I used Tim Holtz and Creative Imaginations brads, bling and other embellishments.  I just love the bling around the edge.  It was Recollections from Michael's on a roll.  It is so "metal".  I just loved how this turned out, pretty good for my first attempt!  I hope he likes it.

"Making of a Rock Star" is the theme and I started with some crazy old pictures and ended with pics from our recent wedding last fall.

Close up of some mosaic stones I used with a cut out from the paper in the center.

I used some paper tape instead of ribbon for a more masculine look.

Both sides unfolded:

Another view:

the back:


This month we have a wonderful Sponsor, Jessica Wilson with Close To My Heart, and she has a fantastic giveaway to share with you today. Jessica is giveaway a Close To My Heart Paper Pack called Lollidoodle.  
Jessica also has a wonderful deal running for the month of April for anyone that joins her CTMH Team in April will receive a Cricut Cartridge Collection of your choice for FREE with the purchase of your New Consultant Kit, that is a $99 value.
Your next stop will be with...Janet Royer -

If you get lost along the way here is the entire 
line-up of today's hop for you to get back on track and not miss a single project.

3-  Miranda Enclade -

Thank you for hoping along with us today and I hope that we have inspired you to get your craft on.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Paper Loft Backcountry Archery Page

Well, I guess this would be a better post with some pictures!  I have used The Paper Loft Back Country collection Papers:  Lodge & Wilderness and Storytellers:  Memories & Archery. 

Other Ingredients:
HL burlap ribbon green
Recollections burlap sheet torn
CTMH Artbooking Cricut cart and match stamp (arrow)
Brillance coffee bean ink
TP Studio Great Outdoors embellishments
Joann's buttons
Recollections embellishments (mini clothes pin & brads)
Assorted ribbon


I would like to enter this into the following challenges: until April 1

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Cricut Art Noveau Hummingbird Layout

I created the humming bird with Core Couture Rodeo Drive (green) and Ball Gown (blue), they are both beautiful glitter papers.  I also used TPC orange shimmer, Recollections Ivory Shimmer and Creative Memories Black Shimmer.  I cut the hummingbird at 5.5".  I did not use the sliver of black to cover the end of the beak because in my picture of the hummingbird the beak was all orangish.  

I used two fonts of Martha Stewart black glitter letters for the title.

Closer look.  I used TPC Hot Pink Shimmer as the back ground with Recollections ivory shimmer and CM black shimmer mats.  The vine is cut at 3.25".  I learned from a past mistake to cut the shadow first to make sure it would fit on the page.  Sometimes when I cut an image as large as it will go the shadow won't fit.

The two page that will be next to each other.  I don't want to call this a "two page layout".  The pictures are of different events but will be consecutive in the album so they need to compliment one another.  I used the same Cricut cut vine and used a "the" cut from the same cart.  I continued with the pink, black and ivory shimmer and the same MS black glitter letters as the "H" in hummingbird.

The second page

I am pretty thrifty, so I used partial pieces of paper to create this layout. Just be sure that your background is sturdy enough to hold your layout.

Thanks for stopping by today!

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Monday, March 24, 2014

The Paper Loft In The Zone and Sketch n Scrap Challenge #53

Part 2 of the Chocolate Icing fun!  I have again used The Paper Loft In the Zone collection:

The Paper Loft Stay focused, Automatic, and Adrenaline
Accessory Sheets:  Fearless and Authentic
Zig Brown Pen
Pop Dots
CM square and star punches
QQ Powder Puff Mocha Moma

I don't know if you can tell but the background is tiny brown it!

Both pages together:

I am entering this in the following challenge:

Thanks for taking a look and Thanks for all the inspiration Paper Loft and Sketch n Scrap!!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante Card

Happy Birthday Rhonda!  I have sent this one of kind card to a scrappy friend, I hope she received it by today!  I also sent her an ATC using a diecut she shared with me, I hope she likes it!  You can see that ATC here:  She made me some of the tiny view finder circles!  Love them!  thank you!

I made a beautiful card with Tim Holtz diecuts, Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante paper, Stampin Up stamp and punch and my brand new Anna Griffin "chalkboard" ink.  I cut the diecuts from shimmer paper, ivory and black.  I used some brads on some of the diecuts, I really like the black glitter swirly brad I just purchased from Michael's.  I also added some black lace ribbon and a diecut key also Tim Holtz.  The card base is ivory shimmer from Recollections.

Close up.

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Friday, March 21, 2014

The Paper Loft In the Zone and Sketch N Scrap Challenge #52

Boys, Boys, Boys!  This is what comes from a cake decorating class!  Today I have used The Paper Loft In the Zone collection:

Stay Focused, Adrenaline, Automatic
Accessory Sheets:  Authentic
Pop dots
Spare Parts brads
Quickcutz Road Sign die cuts
Creative Memories square and star punches
Zig Brown pen
Inked with QQ Powder Puff Mocha Moma

Close ups of the chocolate icing??  LOL

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a great one!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Paper Loft March Sketch Card

Today, I have my take on The Paper Loft's March sketch.  You can find the challenge here:

They offer a GENEROUS prize, $30 worth of merchandise, YOUR CHOICE!

I have used their collection Everyday Life.  Head in the Cloud and Believe in Miracles paper.
DCWV card base
Colorbox Olive ink
Tim Holtz Peeled Paint Distress embossing powder
Tim Holtz stamp
Recollections mini clothes pin
7 Gypsies Postale paper tape and assorted washi tape
Creative Memories circle punch and border maker system
Jolee's embellishment
Pop dots and ATG tape

Here's the link to this card on The Paper Loft's blog:

I am entering this in the following challenge:

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Paper Loft Everyday Life and Frosted Design Sketch Challenge

I am just in love with this layout!  I think it turned out so nice!  Of course, this is not me but my beautiful sister and her hubby at Christmas 2011.  I spritz the background paper with a homemade color from Adirondack Butterscotch, Red Smooch, and Radiant Rain Pink Grapefruit to add some interest to the dot pattern.

From The Paper Loft Everyday Collection:
The Paper Loft Head in the Clouds (dots)
The Paper Loft Believe in Miracles (red and reverse yellow)
The Paper Loft Accessory Sheet Happy

7 Gypsies Gaffer tape 
Pop Dots
Misc Buttons and brown floss
Recollections metallic washi tape and faux pearls
Cloud 9 paper clip
Prima Say it in Crystal bling
CM border maker and tearing tools
Inked with QQ Powder Puff Amaretto

Close up of the pretty bling that I cut into pieces.

Close up of the tapes and buttons and bling...

The Paper Loft title and subtitle on more gaffer's tape.

I am entering this in the following challenge:

with a twist use buttons and bling until March 26 until Mar 23 until Mar 23

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a blessed day!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St Patrick's Day Irish Goddess Card

Today I have used more of my Amazing Arts stamps.  You can find him on ebay.  He makes a lot of unusual stamps.  I stamped in two different colors.  The top card is SU Sage Shadow and the bottom is SU Wild Wasabi.  I tried heat embossing these but the detail did not pop out, it merged together.  I used We R Storytime collection paper name Gretel and die cut with the SU top note (this is a favorite, I use this one soooo much).  I also used Spellbinders Scalloped Circles to cut and emboss and a CM punch for the stamped image.  Queen & Co Twinkle Goosebumps are in the center of the Petaloo Flowers.  I used a SU label punch for the sentiment (a new favorite!). 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy St. Patrick's Day!
I am entering this in the following challenges:

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Scrapbook Blessings Club: Shhhhh....I got TOP SECRET news!

Scrapbook Blessings Club: Shhhhh....I got TOP SECRET news!: HI SBC Friends, Sandy here today, and I am not posting for Simply Homemade Saturday because I am just bursting at the seams with a special ...

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Luck of the Irish Blog Hop

Are you looking for a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? Well, you’re in luck being at this blog hop!! We’ve got great projects from very creative designers today! So if you started at Janet's Creative World, then you’re in the right place. If not, please make sure you stop at all the blogs and leave a comment. Janet is giving away a Close To My Heart Cloud Nine Cardmaking kit valued at $45.00. Now there’s some gold you’ll want to have a chance on!

How’s that for blog candy?? Without further ado.. here’s my project:

I am using a new center step fold.  This was my first attempt, I used my new Stampin' Up Gumball Green paper and inks.  I used SU Celtic Knots stamp set for the long knots from years ago and Amazing Arts Green Man, sentiment and Celtic knot.  I punch the sentiment with a SU label punch, the small circles with CM punches and used a Spellbinders circle (cut and emboss) for the Green Man.  I added some flowers from the $1 bin from Michael's and some pearl bling from want2scrap.  And pop dots!  I used a you tube video but altered the measurements for an A2 size.  Cut your 8.5" x 11" in half on the long side, make a cut 1" in from both sides.  Make the cut from 1"-6.5" on both sides of the card.  Then score on the outside 1" strip at 1", 2" and 5.5".  Score the middle of the card at 4.5".  Fold up, then down, then up.  It is pretty easy.


Now do an Irish jig to the next blog: Sarah!
Here’s the line-up should you get distracted by other Leprechaun trying to trick you! Thanks for joining us today and be sure to wear green March 17th so you don’t get pinched!!

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Thank you for stopping by!