Monday, March 31, 2014

Paper Girls 2 Year Celebration

Paper Girls Challenge Blog Hop

We are celebrating 2 years with a blog hop and $25 Gift Card from Creative Embellishments.
 Creative Embellishments carries wood veneer shapes, chipboard, and stamps. Please give them a big thanks from The Paper Girls over at their blog or facebook page.

For our hop today we have created projects that have a Celebration theme and that use either wood veneer or chipboard shapes. The celebration I've highlighted is the first day of school.
 ~ the Wheels on the Bus... ~
As soon as I saw the Readers Gallery Layout Sketch in the February issue of SG Create I new I wanted to replace the hearts with letters. I have plenty of alphas that are missing too
many letters or no longer match my style. Setting them up
vertically on chalkboard paper enhanced the school
theme and gave them "new life."
Paper:Farmhouse Paper, Darice
Wood Elements:Prima
Cork Chevrons:Denise Parcells
Border Punch:Kreaxions
Alpha:American Crafts, Basic Grey,
Echo Park, The Paper Studio
Allison Davidson for SG Create
And here's the hopping order:
                         Charity <<you are here

Stop by the Paper Girls Challenge blog to enter the Raffle Copter Giveaway. You have through Friday, April 4th to enter to win the gift certificate.
Good luck!

Friday, March 28, 2014


Practical Scrappers is inspiring with shaped cards.
Stop by the blog and see what we have posted.
~ Happy ~
To make this butterfly shaped card I used the Kreaxions butterfly die. I folded my paper in half then off set the die so that the wings and antenna remained connected.
I cut another butterfly and used Kreaxions 3-in-1 Punch #305 on the wing tips. With a little inking and a fun wood sentiment this mini-card was ready to go.
Paper and Sentiment:Studio Calico
Punch and Die:Kreaxions
Ink:Color Box

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Special Ops:3 Dimensional Peacock

This handsome fellow is up on SWAT today.
He is mainly the product of Kreaxions Punch #905, their Circle Cutter,
a protractor, and LOTS of hot glue!!!

During Christmas Vacation I developed this Peacock. It was one of those days I woke up ready to craft and just couldn't get my ideas translated into paper fast enough. With a little help from my aunt and my brother I was able to complete this sparkly bird. These instructions are made specifically for Kreaxions Punch #905 (found here). If you will be using a different border/corner punch system be sure to have extra paper for adapting the instructions.

4 inch (circle green)
border/corner punch
Place center mark of the protractor at the edge of the circle.
Mark at 50, 70, 90, 110, and 130 degrees; draw lines.
Center punch on each line.
Trim areas between punch marks to resemble feathers. 

4 inch circle
border/corner punch 
Divide circle into 8 sections, center punch on each line.
 Trim resulting "doily" in half and then lay against body
 to get the correct angle for the wings.
Roll body/wings on a vitamin bottle to get curved shape.

10 strips of each color (1"x 6") with ends punched.
Roll each strip length wise on a pencil to get curved shape.
Attach tail feathers in staggered rows.

Neck and Head
1.25 inch circle (green)
4 inch circle (blue)
2 scalloped corners (blue)
Cut 1" off the circle, wrap into cone shape, pinch the cone to make it narrow.
Match scalloped punched corners so that colored sides are out.
Fold small circle in half and adhere scallopes inside.
Attach circle to small opening of the cone, trimming to achieve desired angle.
Cut slit in neck, 1 inch from the large opening, for tail placement. 

Punch and Circle Cutter:Kreaxions
Adhesive:Hot Glue
Scrap On!


Alternate Color Schemes

Jewel Tones:
with Kreaxions Punch #905
Mardi Gras:
with Kreaxions Punch #909

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Find Beauty

 Sketchabilities #110
is another delightful inspiration point for mixed media.
I've been playing with acrylic paint and ways to get it to drip nicely on my paper. So far the best choice is  pouring a bit of paint into a separate dish, adding a splash of water and mixing it up. The consistency is judged by experience so no ideas yet on how to pass that on to you.
~ Find Beauty ~
Mist, Glitter Glue:Ranger
Chipboard:Teresa Collins
Acrylic Paint:Ceramcoat
Laser Cut Chipboard:Stash
Heart Mat:Silhouette Cut File
Border Punch, Circle Cutter:Kreaxions

Monday, March 17, 2014

Magically Delicious

Paper Girls Challenge #52
 Jessica gave us a wide range of ideas for this theme, but I knew EXACTLY which photo I planned on using. This one of my kids enjoying personal size boxes of Lucky Charms for Christmas breakfast has been waiting to be scrapped for nearly 3 years. I even kept their cereal boxes for the future layout!!!
 ~ Magically Delicious ~
Paper:Kaiser Craft, Fancy Pants, DCWV, Recollections
Shape Punches:EK Success, The Paper Studio
Border Punch:Kreaxions
Enamel Accents:Ranger
Resin Heart:Webster's Pages
Bev Code

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Just a Note

Practical Scrappers is show casing twine today.
For my project I wove twine to show the great textural element it adds.
~ Just a Note ~
Paper and Chipboard:Farmhouse Paper Company
Twine:Twinery, Two Berry Creative
Tiny Type:MME
Bev Code

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Hoodie #11

This weeks challenge on SWAT is a sketch.
This one has lots of circles and layers.
My Kreaxions punches make GREAT doilys so I got out my stencils, positioning pieces, and punches and set to work.
~ hoodie # 11 ~
Just as the layout claims, I have, "one in every color."
2 white
1 red
2 black
1 grey
1 purple
1 pink
3 blue
1 green
1 grey & purple tie-die
But no yellow or orange...CLEARLY I need just a few more!
Paper:7-Gypsies, Echo Park, Farmhouse Paper Co.
Flowers, Gems:Prima
Glitter Glue:Hampton Art
Alpha:American Crafts, Sticko'
Tiny Type:MME
Mist:Tattered Angels

Friday, March 14, 2014


Just Imagine Crafts butterfly die is great fun for off the page projects!
I used the Butterfly die for these clips to brighten up my house plants.
Here's how they look in use.

Paper:Pink Paislee, Recollections, K and Company
Flowers:Making Memories
Sequins and Beads:China
Trim and Clothes Pins:Stash
Die and Shape Punch:Kreaxions

Wednesday, March 12, 2014


When Creative Embellishments put up this photo as inspiration for the March Challenge I was immediately drawn to the colors.
The image is carefree and happy, just like my children when we arrive at the beach.
The first thing they do is shed the unnecessary trappings of society.
~ Non-Essential ~
Playing in the ocean makes my three SO happy,
even when it's the cold, cold waters of the Pacific.
Once the water finally loses its fascination, the kids are off to collect shells.

Paper:Pink Paislee, Farmhouse Paper,
Maja, Scrapberry, Prima, Recollections
Stamp:Pink Paislee, MME
Flowers:Prima, Recollections
Trim:Coats and Clark, Mokuba
Chipboard:Farmhouse Paper
Buttons:Basic Grey, New York Laundry
Mist:Tattered Angels, Ranger
Paper Clip:7 Gypsies
Rub-Ons:Fancy Pants
Glass Jar:Greenbriar International
Medallion:Bo Bunny
Border Punch:Kreaxions

Tammy Henderson
(Flipped Horizontally)


600th Blog Post Winner!!!!!!!!!!!

Welcome to my new followers and thanks to those who've stuck around!
I used to choose a winner for the prize pack.
is the lucky follower.
Please e-mail me at ( scrappinchaos at hotmail dot com )
with your address by March 30.

Snow Much Fun

This year North Dakota has had the coldest winter I've ever experienced. We've spent too many weeks in the deep negatives. For once I wish it would at least warm up enough to snow!!! In the spirit of that humorous thought I made this Thank You card.
~ Snow Much Fun ~
My handsome snowman is made with the negative of three overlapping circles.
He was a snap to make and looks dashing with his twine scarf.

Paper:Crate Paper
Enamel Accents:Ranger
Twine:Jillibean Soup
Alpha:Pink Paislee


Tuesday, March 11, 2014


This month we have two card sketches for you.
I choose the option by Patty Selah.
~ Mother ~
For this shaker card I used Kreaxions star template,
 circle cutter, and border punch #910.
Paper:Kaiser Craft, The Paper Company
Die Cuts:Kaiser Craft
Tiny Type:Theresa Collins
Patty Selah

Monday, March 10, 2014

Passport Photos

While digging through boxes last week to find an old address I came across these photos of my daughters.
Their expressions are hilarious!!!
~ Passport Photos ~
My youngest hated pigtails and was always pulling them out.
They snapped the photo just after she pulled
 the rubberband off of one braid.
 Here's a closer shot of those chubby mugs:
Besides being an absolute BLAST to put together, this layout is my entry for the Back Porch Memories April Guest Design Challenge.
(Journaling is on the right side of the L/O)
Paper:MME, Glitz, Recollections
Stickers:Farmhouse Paper
Paper Clips:7Gypsies
Staples:Making Memories
Rub-Ons:Tim Holtz
Jute, Stamp:MME
Spray Mist:Ranger, Tattered Angels
Embossing Ink:Ranger
Embossing Powder:WOW
Black Die-Cuts, Alpha:Silhouette
Transparency, Gem, Adhesive Sub-Title:Glitz
Laser Cut Chipboard:Blue Fern Studios
Page Maps
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Friday, March 7, 2014

Take Risks

So happy to be a part of the Kiwi Lane Designs blog hop this month.
For my project I received the Tiny Accents set of templates.
These Designer Templates are so easy to trace around that I used them as layering pieces all over my layout.
I also used them as photo mats. 
~ Take Risks ~

 A random winner from ONE of the 10 blogs (including the Kiwi Lane blog), will be given a $25 gift certificate to the Kiwi Lane Shop, for leaving a comment and will be announced on the Kiwi Lane blog on Thursday, MARCH 13TH.
Here's the order of the blog hop:
  1. Kiwi Lane
  2. Apryl Holland
  3. Cyndee Kawa
  4. Charity Hotrum <------ you are here
  5. Marissa Torp
  6. Erica Bass
  7. Brittany Morgan
  8. Deborah Johnson
  9. Erin Colby
  10. Brenda Smith
Since this is my 600th blog post I too will be giving away a prize to one of my followers. Look for the "Followers" option on the side of my blog!!!
How does this pack of goodies look?
(Random drawing is open to US and Canada only.)
Paper:Heidi Swapp, Recollections, DCWV
Cork, Cardstock Stickers:DCWV
Ribbon:May Arts
Templates:Kiwi Lane Designs


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Build It Higher

Practical Scrappers Monthly Sketch
Stop by the blog to see how each of the designers incorporated elements from the sketch into their project.
My son was so proud of the tower he built from recycled items. Thanks go out to his teacher for sending the photo home from school.
~ Build It Higher ~
I used border punches, faux stitching, and stickers to complete my layout.
Paper:Authentique, The Paper Company
Stickers, Alpha:Authentique
Border Punches:Kreaxions
Enamel Accents:Ranger
Christine Meyer

Monday, March 3, 2014

Splash of Blue

Paper Girls Challenge Blog #51
Kristina challenges us to use this photo for inspiration:
I was inspired by the mosaic look, the blue, and the silver.
~ Splash of Blue ~
As you can see I've recently had a "splash of blue" added to my hair. I had fun dripping acrylic paint down the page to represent my blue streaks. The first set of drips were too thick so I added a little water and tried again. I like both results.
Paper:Martha Stewart, Darice, MME
Acrylic Paint:Plaid
Alpha:American Crafts
Staples:Making Memories
Ribbon, Sequins:Stash
Hex Punch:Fiskars
Border Punches:Kreaxions
Bev Code