Thursday, May 30, 2013

You Did It

Thrilling Thursday on the Kreaxion's blog. Stop by for a step-by-step tutorial on how to get this inky-pinky background!
~ You Did It ~
Paper:CTMH and MME
Ink:CTMH and Ranger
Embossing Powder:Wow
Stamps:Glitz, CTMH, and MME
Punch:Kreaxions #924
Mist and Glimmer Glam:Tattered Angels

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

oh the PLACES you'll GO!

My dear Scrappy Sister, Marisa, came up with this great sketch for Scrapbook Steals!!!
I just adore hot-air balloons and what a great chance to use them.
~ oh the PLACES you'll GO! ~
How do you like that embossing over washi tape?
A few tips:
1.Make sure the gun is full heated before using it on the embossing powder or the tape will curl up.
2.Don't scrape the embossed image, if the washi is slick the image will crumble off.
Washi Tape:Crafty Steals and MME
Stamps:Glitz, MME, and CTMH
Embossing Powder:Wow
Alpha:MME and Jillibean Soup
Marisa Sketch Peridot 3 Mid Week Mojo

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Silas ♥'s:

Practical Scrappers 10 Things Tuesday
and it's all about Tiny Things.
For my project I used tiny beads to make stars.
This layout also features an adorable giraffe drawing Silas did in Kindergarten. I just love what his imagination has turned this classic zoo animal into!!!
~ Silas ♥'s: ~
This is my entry for the Scrappy Friends challenge.
For Kery's recipe I used tons of layers, a pirate stamp, star paper
 and stars made from hot glue and beads.
For Kristi's challenge I used the logo from
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
For Rochelle's word art I used the words "have fun."
For Brenda's challenge I used the sketch.
Paper, Chipboard, Alpha:Fancy Pants
Twine:The Twinery
Embossing Ink:Ranger
Embossing Powder:Wow
Beads:Donna Michelle
Hedgehog Die:Quick Kutz
Sketch Savvy

Monday, May 27, 2013

Tide Pool

I am thrilled with all the uses I am finding for Kreaxions Punch #606. As always, I get a very clear impression with each press.
~ Tide Pool ~
Stop by the Nuts About Sketches blog for more inspiration using this sketch.
Paper:Pink Paislee and DCWV
Trim:Pink Paislee and WeRMrK
Twine and Brad:MME
Alpha:American Crafts
Punch:Kreaxions #606
Stamps:Pink Paislee, Clear Arts, CTMH
Shawn Lahr for Nuts About Sketches

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Junque Trunk

It's my favorite day on SWAT, Special Ops Training!!!
Today we are recovering an old casette tape carrier.
Like any treasure chest it is what's inside that counts!
Rush over to the swat blog and see what it holds.
Washi:Crafty Steals

This is also my entry for Scrapbook Steals MCM #26:
Out of the Box

Friday, May 24, 2013


Card Sketch today at Practical Scrappers!!!
Stop by the blog and see what Patty cooked up for us.
Aren't those stacked/star flowers too cool?
Follow the link below and see just how Melinda makes them.
Paper and Gems:MME
Rub-ons:GCD Studios
Brads:Spare Parts
Felt Arrow:Maya Road
Star Punch:The Paper Studio

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Twine Cards

Thrilling Thursday on the Just Imagine/Kreaxions blog today.
Stop by and see how quick and easy it is to organize your pretty, colored strings!
What a perfect way to keep track of your twine at a crop.
Stop by my blog on Saturday to see how simple it was to recover this fun carrying case!
Twine:Two Berry Creative
Punch:Kreaxions #901

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


Paper Secrets: Sketch With a Twist for the second half of May is all about the bling.
I used sparkly, jewelled letters, a strip of jewelled stars, and jewels in each of the punched stars.
~ Groovin' ~
This great photo is my daughter on Christmas Day,
enjoying her new MP3 player.
Paper and Gems
Jewelled Stars:Mark Richards
Alpha:Making Memories
Star Punch:The Paper Studio
Shaped Scissors:The Paper Studio and EK Success
Corner Punches:Kreaxions #307 and #915

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Look Up

Red Carpet Studio is featuring Girl with the Pearl Earring
this week. Stop by the blog (here) and get the details.
I used chocolate toned pearls on my title.
I think they match my daughters hair color perfectly. 
~ LOOK UP you are BLESSED my love~
Paper, Stickers, Alpha:Authentique
Ink:Studio g
Flowers:Creative Elements
Punch:Martha Stewart
Oval Cutting System:Creative Memories

Monday, May 20, 2013

Eagle Sighting

Double Feature on my blog today!!!
Paper Girls Challenge Blog has a delicious Color Palette:
Coral, Navy, and Cream.
It was a cinch to combine the color palette with
~Eagle Sighting~
The photos are a little too dark to see the Eagles unless you are in person so here are some close ups.
As you can imagine it was VERY difficult to convince the eagles we meant no harm so we had to take the picture from quite a distance.
Stop by both blogs, get the details, and get CRAFTING!!!
Paper:DCWV and MME
Alpha:American Crafts
Circle Cutter:Kreaxions

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Printed Memories

Monthly Reveal on the Just Imagine Crafts blog today.
I chose to do a layout based on memories of my grandfather's funeral. I really want all the paper strips incorporated into the photo album, but it can be hard to make a page look natural with these type of memories.
~ Printed Memories ~
I decided to go for a classic red and white scheme with simple embellishements. To frame the strips of paper I used solid cardstock and Kreaxions punch # 915. By punching once on each side of a two inch strip I made a flower design and double tabs.
Flowers:Petaloo and Prima
Alpha:American Crafts
Punch:Kreaxions 4-in-1 #915

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Saying Goodbye

Drill # 8 on the SWAT blog today and it's a sketch challenge!
Stop by to see the fabulous sketch by Becci and then play along with us!!!
~ Saying Goodbye ~
This layout is a companinon page for tomorrows post with Kreaxions. I've been letting the photos from my Grandfather's funeral mellow (for about 10 years). These were taken at the funeral and then at Grandma's house where the family gathered after.
Alpha:American Crafts
Punch:Kreaxions # 919

Friday, May 17, 2013

Before the Tide Came In

Practical Scrappers has an absolutely DELIGHTFUL sketch by Liz Chidester today. Stop by and take a look. You are going to love all the details. If you play along please post to the Facebook page so we can admire your fabulous work!!!
~ Before the TIDE Came In ~
This layout is my entry for the Scrapbook Steals: Monday Craft Madness theme, Layering. Check out that post here. I did lots of layering with the chevron (5 in all) and with the strips in the upper right.
Enamel Accents:Ranger
Tiny Type:Glitz
Alpha:American Crafts
All Other Supplies:MME

Thursday, May 16, 2013

So Happy

Thrilling Thursday over on the Just Imagine Crafts blog.
Stop by for a look at all the designers great projects!
 ~ so happy ~
This is my entry for Paper Secrets Card Challenge.
Circle Punch:CTMH
Border Punch:Kreaxions #924
All Other Supplies:My Minds Eye
Page Maps

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Adore, Cherish, Forever

My neighbor is having a baby (possibly even as we speak)!!!
In preparation I have delightedly searched the internet for fun challenges and then combined them all on this card. Hope it looks like an artfully layered collage rather than an Embellie Sneeze!
~ Adore ~
The first challenge I particpated with was the newest Red Carpet Studio challenge #36:Baby Mama, for obvious reasons!!!
Then, since I never can seem to make myself use my gorgeous Webster's Pages bloomers I checked Use It Tuesday and sure enough, they'd like for me to play along!
I still needed a sketch so I stopped by Rochelle Spears Facebook page for some inspiration. She had linked up with Pamela's World of Scrap:Challenge #235 and the sketch was pure inspiration, with plenty of room for my bloomers!
Finally, I ran over to Scrapbook Steals:Monday Craft Madness #24 and found that they were looking for projects with Dimension. I added gems, enamel dots, and foam adhesive squares under the dog and the baby buggy.

Paper:Webster's Pages
Enamel Dots:MME
Flower Trim:Webster's Pages
Punch:Kreaxions #901
# 235a
(so that I could feel each slot with an image)


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

You COLOR My World

Ten Things Watercolors at Practical Scrappers today.
I've never used watercolors with scrapping before,
 but once I got my brush wet for this project
 I could NOT stop.
This card is my entry for the DCWV Stack-a-Holics
Card Sketch Challenge.
Find that link here.
Paint:Rose Art
Ink and Stamp:CTMH

Monday, May 13, 2013

Click It Quick

Double page sketch today from Nuts About Sketches.
Rush over to the blog and see what the DT has cooked up for your viewing pleasure.
~ Click It Quick ~
~Before They Zoom Away~
Paper:Fancy Pants and DCWV
Punch:The Paper Studio
Alpha and Chipboard:Fancy Pants
Embossing Powder:Zing and Wow
Embossing Ink:Ranger
Trim:We R Memory Keepers
Twine:My Minds Eye
Clothes Pins:Stash

Saturday, May 11, 2013

You COLOR My World

Red Carpet Studio is inspired by the film "Black Swan" this week.
I LOVE using white pigment ink on black cardstock so I was ALL about this challenge. Check it out here.
~ You COLOR My World ~
This layout is also my entry for the DCWV Stack-a-holics Challenge.
I used the Mariposa and the Chalkboard (Neutrals) stack for this layout.
Ink and Stamp:CTMH
Punch:Kreaxions #307
Circle Cutter:Kreaxions
Water Colors:Rose Art

Friday, May 10, 2013

275 Facebook Likes or BUST!!!

We are excited about the Just Imagine / Kreaxions products that we get to use.
We thought that more of you should take the time
to see what it's all about by joining us
on FACEBOOK and viewing some of our work.
Like us on FB and leave a comment who sent you.
If your already a fan just comment and say already a fan...
 we'd like to hear from you too.
When we reach 275 Likes 1 old or new lucky fan will win a
fabulous prize of a Kreaxions Punch and Circle Cutter.
(Sorry but only US and Canadian shipping)

The ad above is made using Kreaxions Punch #301
and the fabulous, small compact and amazing circle cutter.

Here is the link:

Thursday, May 9, 2013

One of a Kind

Thrilling Thursday on the Kreaxions blog. Stop by and see how I got those fish inside the circles!!!
~ You're One of a Kind ~
Paper:DCWV and stash
Stamp:Kreaxions #606
Twine:Two Berry Creative

Tuesday, May 7, 2013


10 Things Tuesday at Practical Scrappers and today we have ideas for using fabric. I can't seem to get away from exploring all the negative uses of a punch, and this card is no exception.
I used a star punch on my red plaid paper and then backed it with cow-hide fabric.
~ howdy ~
Punch:The Paper Studio
Alpha:Creative Memories

Monday, May 6, 2013

Hangin' Out

Paper Girls Challenge Blog and Nuts About Sketches
It's double feature week and these two themes mesh together beautifully.
The Paper Girls are all about the doodles this time.
~ Hangin Out On The Bars ~
Stop by the blog for a look at all the ways we found to doodle then get crafting. Use this awesome sketch by Shawn of Nuts About Sketches and you'll be glad you did a little one stop shopping.
Paper:Glitz Design, Echo Park, and Recollections
Punch:Kreaxions #924
Ink:CTMH and Ranger
Shawn Lahr for Nuts About Sketches

Saturday, May 4, 2013


Tic-Tac-Toe over on the SWAT blog today!!!
Stop by for the details then pick three in a row.
~ dongsang ~
This is my entry for the Paper Secrets May 1st sketch with a twist: use a polaroid.
Check out that challenge here:
This layout is also my entry for the Scrapbook Steals MCM:Babies.
(Find that link here.)
Paper:DCWV and Graphic 45
Transparency Die-Cuts:Little Yellow Bicycle
Metal Accent:Pier 1 Imports
Punch #606:Kreaxions

If you are stopping by for the Scrapbook Steals Blog Hop please follow this link ( )
to comment and enter for a $20 gift card from Scrapbook Steals


Friday, May 3, 2013

Scrapbook Steals Blog Hop

It's a great day for a blog hop and was I ever sent my all-time favorite product!!!
Definitly my go-to trim and do-it-yourself embellishment item.
Scrapbook Steals has such GREAT scrapbooking supplies it's no wonder they've added Two Berry Creative twine to their line up.

The catch here is that you may not find these colors of twine on sale to day at Scrapbook Steals. I specfically asked for a natural colored twine because I have been dying to make Tie-Dye Twine!!!
The white twine with silver threads on the smile card is the original color. Not only does it look great against colored cardstock, it also dyes like a dream.
(Look for a future How To'sday on this technique!)
My blog just happens to be one of the stops along the way where you can pick up a challenge for the on-line crop, so here it is:

Challenge #3 - Twine
Since we are showing off twine in today's Blog Hop, use some twine on your project! It can be a little or a lot. Use our awesome Blog Hop participants as inspiration to create something wonderful with twine.   
Check out all of the challenges here: National Scrapbook Day Celebration
Enter to win a $20 gift code:
Visit each of the designers’ blogs and leave a comment at every stop along the way (including this post). Be this month’s random lucky winner by leaving a comment on one of the eight blogs! So without further delay, here’s the line up:
  1. ScrapbookSteals -
  2. Memorable Scraps - Neela Nalam
  3. Want Less Create More - Judy Stech
  4. AAlison Day Designs - Alison Day
  5. Scrappin' Chaos - Charity Hotrum - (You are here, leave a comment!)
  6. Stephanie's Scrap World - Stephanie Umpleby
You have until 11:59 PM MT on Sunday, May 5th, to make your comment. Have a great time hopping!

Paper:Bazill, CTMH, Graphic 45, DCWV
Chip Board Die-Cut:GCD Studios
Rub-On:K and Company
Trim:May Arts Ribbon
Twine:2 Berries

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Be Happy

My turn to post on the Just Imagine Crafts blog!
Come see all the details on how I used my punches this week!
~ Be Happy ~
Paper:DCWV, Bazill, Pink Paislee
Twine:The Twinery
Punches and Circle Cutter:Kreaxions