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."
 
Supplies:
Paper:Farmhouse Paper, Darice
Wood Elements:Prima
Ink:CTMH
Brads:Recollections
Cork Chevrons:Denise Parcells
Border Punch:Kreaxions
Alpha:American Crafts, Basic Grey,
Echo Park, The Paper Studio
 
Sketch:
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!
 
~charity~


Friday, March 28, 2014

Happy

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.
 
Supplies:
Paper and Sentiment:Studio Calico
Punch and Die:Kreaxions
Ink:Color Box
 
~charity~
 


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!!!
Once I got the hang of making him this project seemed easy.
But he evolved several times in the making.
This was my first try. Tail, body, wings...but no head or neck.
After consulting with my Aunt and Brother we decided on a cone for the neck and a half circle for the head.


Mom was certain she wanted tradtional colors so we turned to DCWV and the Glitter Cardstock Stack.
Using the traditional peacock tones from the stack left so many colors waiting their turn.
This Mardi Gras Peacock was especially fun to assemble.
 
Stop by the SWAT blog for full instructions.
 
~charity~

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 ~
 
Supplies:
Paper:DCWV
Mist, Glitter Glue:Ranger
Chipboard:Teresa Collins
Acrylic Paint:Ceramcoat
Trim:Vintage
Ink:CTMH
Laser Cut Chipboard:Stash
Heart Mat:Silhouette Cut File
Border Punch, Circle Cutter:Kreaxions
 
Sketch:
 
~charity~
 
 
 


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 ~
 
Supplies:
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
Ink:CTMH
Alpha:Prima
 
Sketch:
Bev Code
 
~charity~


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 ~
 
Supplies:
Paper and Chipboard:Farmhouse Paper Company
Twine:Twinery, Two Berry Creative
Tiny Type:MME
 
Sketch:
Bev Code
 
 
~charity~




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!
 
Supplies:
Paper:7-Gypsies, Echo Park, Farmhouse Paper Co.
Flowers, Gems:Prima
Glitter Glue:Hampton Art
Rub-Ons:Recollections
Alpha:American Crafts, Sticko'
Tiny Type:MME
Mist:Tattered Angels
Ink:CTMH
Punches:Kreaxions
 
Sketch:
 
~charity~

Friday, March 14, 2014

Planterfly

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.

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


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Non-Essential

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.

Supplies:
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
Brads:MME
Transparency:3M
Netting:Stash
Rub-Ons:Fancy Pants
Ink:CTMH
Glass Jar:Greenbriar International
Medallion:Bo Bunny
Brads:Recollections
Border Punch:Kreaxions

 Sketch:
Tammy Henderson
(Flipped Horizontally)

~charity~



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

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


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.

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

~charity~

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Mother

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.
 
Supplies:
Paper:Kaiser Craft, The Paper Company
Die Cuts:Kaiser Craft
Tiny Type:Theresa Collins
Sequins:China
Acetate:3M
Tools:Kreaxions
 
Sketch:
Patty Selah
 
~charity~

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)
Supplies:
Paper:MME, Glitz, Recollections
Stickers:Farmhouse Paper
Cork:DCWV
Paper Clips:7Gypsies
Staples:Making Memories
Rub-Ons:Tim Holtz
Jute, Stamp:MME
Twine:Twinery
Spray Mist:Ranger, Tattered Angels
Ink:CTMH
Embossing Ink:Ranger
Embossing Powder:WOW
Black Die-Cuts, Alpha:Silhouette
Transparency, Gem, Adhesive Sub-Title:Glitz
Laser Cut Chipboard:Blue Fern Studios
 
Sketch:
Page Maps
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~charity~

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.)
Supplies:
Paper:Heidi Swapp, Recollections, DCWV
Cork, Cardstock Stickers:DCWV
Mist:Ranger
Twine:MME
Ribbon:May Arts
Templates:Kiwi Lane Designs

~charity~


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.
 
Supplies:
Paper:Authentique, The Paper Company
Stickers, Alpha:Authentique
Border Punches:Kreaxions
Ric-Rac:Vintage
Enamel Accents:Ranger
 
Sketch:
Christine Meyer
 
~charity~
 


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.
 
Supplies:
Paper:Martha Stewart, Darice, MME
Acrylic Paint:Plaid
Flowers:Imaginisce
Brads:Recollections
Alpha:American Crafts
Staples:Making Memories
Ribbon, Sequins:Stash
Hex Punch:Fiskars
Twine:MME
Border Punches:Kreaxions
 
Sketch:
Bev Code
 
 
~charity~