Saturday, December 24, 2011

Want2Scrap: How to make a Snow Flake

I love adding a touch of "homemade" to a store bought gift! A fun altered box for a gift card or a great holiday tag on a bottle of is always nice to let the recipient know you put a little time into their gift. I made a few fun snowflakes for this holiday tag and wanted to share with you how I did them.

First gather your supplies:

Next, paint your chipboard snowflakes and allow them to dry.

Next, add your Want2Scrap™ bling.

Now add a good layer of a strong adhesive. Beacon's 3-in-1 works great!

Finally add some glitter or crushed glass and allow to dry.

What a great way to add a little sparkle to your gift.

And a few details...

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday filled with lots of love and sparkle!

Want2Scrap™ Products:
Nestaboard™ Fancy Tags Three
Dark Green Rhinestones - 72 Count
Red Pearls - 72 Count
SIlver Rhinestones - 72 Count

Cross Promotional Partners Products:
Beacon's 3-in-1 Adhesive
Spellbinders™ Labels Four
Eco Green Crafts

Other Materials:
Crushed Glass- Floracraft
Pattern Paper, Alphabet- Cosmo Cricket
Stash- Ribbon
Ink- Ranger Distress Ink
Chipboard Snowflake- Maya Road

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Scarlet Lime, Looking Forward...

These beautiful kits and all the goodies from the Mixed Media Shop certainly put me in the holiday spirit. The December Main Kit has me digging into these gorgeous papers and I scrapped my favorite picture of the holiday season so far. I took this photo at Longwood Gardens and just loved it. The sun shining into the conservatory hit the tree perfectly for a gorgeous photo.

Mimi_Dec Main_Beauty

I also had to make a card...I mean it is the Christmas season...

Mimi_Dec Main_Joy Card

The December Frugal Fab Kit is just fun! I used a picture of my this layout. I also used some goodies from the store like Liquitex Inks and Distressed Ink Pads. Lets not forget the Crafters Workshop Templates or the Faber-Castell India Ink Pens. They work perfectly with these kits.

Mimi_Dec FF_Sunshine

I made this tag...I think this just may go on a gift this holiday season...

Mimi_Dec FF_Tag
Don't you just love that Unity Stamp? All these things really have me looking forward to the holiday and the new year! I hope you feel the same way!


Thursday, December 8, 2011

Day Four Scrap-Mart Holiday Blog Hop

Holiday Gift Giving

Hello and thank you for joining us for the Scrap-Mart Holiday Blog Hop. Scrap-Mart has teamed up with these fabulous manufacturers to bring you a week long blog hop dedicated to Christmas-themed projects!


Each of the generous manufacturers will have prizes for you along the way so be sure visit and complete the hop each day from Dec. 5th through Dec. 10th to be eligible to win. If you are just joining in, be sure to head over to the Scrap-Mart blog to start the hop from the beginning.

Here are a few details...

Thanks so much for stopping by, be sure to check out all the great manufacture blogs participating in this fun hop!

Want2Scrap™ Products:
Nestabling™ Heart Circles in Pink
Nestabling Labels Fourteen in Lime Green
Baby Blue Rhinestones - 72 Count
Pink Rhinestones - 72 Count

Cross Promotional Partners:
Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker Gingerbread Collection

Other Products:
Punch- EK Success
Stickles- Ranger (Diamond)
Ribbon- Michaels

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Distress, no mess! Happy Thanksgiving!

It looks like another "get your hands messy" kind of day! I decided to create this tag to add to the planter that will sit at my Thanksgiving table using lots of Want2Scrap™ products .

A few details...

This is what you will need:
Distress ink or stains
Spray ink
Faber-Castrell Gelatos
Tag, water, paintbrush

I started off staining both the cardboard and Nestaboard™

Now add a little paint to the edges and can use a brush or just a finger.

Now used distress inks to distress the edges of your materials.

Use the spray inks to distress your tag.

Color the envelope with gelatos and add a little water to them to spread. It brings on a water color type of look.

Hope you are enjoying your holiday and find time to get a little messy yourself!

Want2Scrap™ products:
Nestaboard Labels Eighteen™
Chipboard Embellishments - Style A
Nestabling Petite Scalloped Circles in Silver
72 Count - Silver Rhinestones

Product Partners:
Beacon Adhesives

Other Products"
Ink- Ranger
Paint- Claudine Hellmuth
Spray Ink- Tattered Angels
Walnut Stain- Fiber Scraps
Faber-Castell Gelatos
Pattern Paper- Lily Bee, Websters Pages
Alphabet- K & Company
Other- Cardboard, Tag, Envelope, Placecard

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Scarlet Lime November Projects

Hi all! NovembersScarlet Lime kits this month were so much fun to work with. Let's start things off with the Frugal Fab kit! I used this to create my favorite holiday traditions project...Cookie Day!

Cookie Day

and a few details...

Cookie Day Detail

I also created a Thanksgiving card with this kit.

Autumn Card

I loved the main kit this month, but also dug into some fun products from the mixed media shop...can you say Faber-Castell Gelatos and Claudine Hellmuth Paints.

Please Mom

and a few more details...

Please mom details

Lastly a gift for someone sweet! I love these notebooks by Traditions Studio.

Altered Notebook

and a bit more...

Altered Notebook Details

Hope this gets you in the mood for the holiday season.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Nikki Sivils holiday fun and check out this months GDT!

Tis the season for making holiday gifts...loving it...I must say I can not believe it is that time already! For Jack's teacher this year I decided to make a perpetual calendar but wanted it to be used year round and not just for the holidays. I used the School is Cool line and think this will be perfect for any teacher...what do you think?

Here are a few details...

I picked up this cute little tin at the Target Dollar to love that. It worked perfectly with the Gingerbread Land line! I plan on filling it with some fun bath and body goodies like lip glosses, lotions, and a gift niece will love this!

Be sure to check out the Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker blog today! The GDT this month is Suzy West and she put some fantastic projects up for the month! Stop by and check it out...

Just a little rant...I got a new computer and can not figure out the code to add links check out my side bar to get the links, sorry...hope to figure out why it is not working soon. If anyone has any words of wisdom I would love to hear them!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Check out Scrapbook Steals Tomorrow...

at 9AM MDT. Rumor has it that it will definitely be worth the visit...Think an amazing manufacturer with the holiday spirit...check it out at Scrapbook Steals!!!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Want2Scrap New Album...Fun!

Want2Scrap has some great new albums and I totally fell in love with this Old Phone Album. I embellished it with lots of bling and some Nestaboard™. They work so well with the die cuts Labels Fourteen Spellbinders.

How cute is this?

It was perfect to do an album about how my family loves their phones...

It surprised my how I quickly took to this phone I really didn't want...

Of course every teen is attached to their phone, thank goodness the novelty of a phone wore off for Nick quickly...he always has it with him but uses it mostly to call me, his personal taxi, lol!

Poor Jack...still suffering without a phone. My rule about the phone, you don't get one till you actually need it. Sorry buddy, the summer before Junior High.

Want2Scrap Products:
Old Phone Album
Labels Fourteen Nestaboard™
Labels Fourteen Black Rhinestone Nestabling™
72 Count Black Pearls
Black Rhinestone Baby Bling
Finesse Black Rhinestone Swirls
Finesse Silver Rhinestone Swirls
Fleur de Lis
Nestaboard™ Sprightly Sprockets by Donna Salazar

Preferred Partners:
Labels Fourteen Spellbinders™ Die Cuts
Grand Caliber

Paper: Webster's Pages
Alphabet: American Crafts
Paint: Claudine Hellmuth
Spray Ink: Tattered Angels
Ink: Ranger

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Birthday, Christy :-) . . . and a giveaway at Scarlet Lime!

Happy Birthday, Christy!

We hope you are having a great weekend at CKU Reunion. You are an amazingly talented artist. Thank you for inspiring us each month.

Here are a few cards that we made with your awesome Scarlet Lime kits:

from Dena (using the pretty October Main kit)

from Lori (she combined products from the August, September, and October main kits).

from Mimi (she added in some mixed media items from the shop with products from both October kits).

from Melanie (she used the October Main kit).

from Rachel (she used the September Main kit)

To help celebrate Christy's special day, please leave a comment on the Scarlet Lime blog letting us know your favorite birthday tradition. A winner will be randomly chosen and will win a $25 gift certificate to the Scarlet Lime shop! The winner will be announced Nov. 1st. :)