Thursday, August 25, 2011

Time for the Last Days of Summer Blog Hop...Hop on Board!

Yes! It is time again for another blog hop. There are 11 fantastic companies including some of my favorites like Want2Scrap™, Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker, and PSA Essentials.
Check out all the awesome companies participating in this hop. There is a grand prize being given away valued at over $300 it will be one you won't want to miss! All 11 companies participating donated goodies, check out this list...

PSA Essentials - 3 Peel & Stick stamp packs, 1 stamper. $65 Value
Purple Onion Designs – 2 Stamp Sets $25 Value
Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker - School is Cool Collection Kit. The kit includes two sheets of each of the double-sided patterned paper (16 sheets total) plus one bonus sheet, plus one element sticker sheet, one alpha sticker sheet and one sheet of punch-outs. $19.99 Value
Really Reasonable Ribbon – August Ribbon of the Month $19.99 Value
Want2Scrap™ - $25 in merchandise from their online store $25.00 Value
Discount CardStock - 2 metallic sheets of 8.5 x 11 cardstock $19.99 Value
The Twinery - BRAND NEW Colorful Bunch Sampler Pack as a prize $26 Value
Helmar USA - Scrapdots, Quick Dry Adhesive, Premium Craft Glue, and Gemstone Glue $25 Value
Scor-Pal - 1 Scor-pal $30 Value
Flower Soft $26.95 Value
Urban Swank Embellishment Pack $30 Value

Now for a little eye candy...

Of course I had to use Want2Scrap™, Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker, and PSA Essentials in my card!

All you have to do is comment on the following 11 blogs by Sunday, August 28th at 11.59 EST and a winner will be chosen using . What a fun and easy way for a chance to win all those fun goodies! Now be sure to check out all these fantastic manufacturer blogs:

Discount Cardstock
Flower Soft
Urban Lily from Urban Swank
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Purple Onion Designs
Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker
The Twinery
PSA Essentials

Thanks so much for popping by and have fun hopping around! Good Luck!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Baseball Acrylic Album!

Every time I do an acrylic album I remember how much fun it is...and better is such a great way to use up some of those scraps and left over rub-ons in my stash!

I just love this Baseball Player Acrylic Album by Want2Scrap™.

I added an Acrylic Baseball Word to the cover. I embossed it with a heat gun and love how it enhanced the edges. I also framed the photo with one of the rectangles from the Nestabling™ Lattice Rectangle Set in Black and Silver.

My kids are HUGE sports kids...they love it all! Soccer, lacrosse, horse-back riding, running 5k's but this year Jack decided to add baseball to his schedule.

Look how great the Silver Petite Circle Nestabling™ looks centered with Red Rhinestones - 72 Count.

My husband always laughs at me but I love taking pictures of the back of people, I just love that view. Can you tell?

The great thing about rub-ons is that they look awesome from both side in an acrylic album. They are my go to product when working with acrylic! The Black Rhinestone Pennants Nestabling™ were the perfect accessory for this sports page...and so easily cut with the Spellbinders™ Nested Pennants and Grand Caliber™. Topped off with a few Black Pearls - 72 Count and we are ready to go!

Got to love a good action shot too!

I found a great way to highlight a wallet size photo is with Nestabling™. Check out how I used it here.

Now if that doesn't draw attention to a photo I don't know what will...the Nestabling™ Labels Five in Silver Rhinestones was perfect for this.

I hope this inspires you to dig into your scraps and play with some acrylic.

Want2Scrap Products:
Nestabling™ Labels Five in Silver Rhinestones
Silver Petite Circle Nestabling™
Red Rhinestones - 72 Count.
Baseball Player Acrylic Album
Acrylic Baseball Word
Black Rhinestone Pennants Nestabling™
Black Pearls - 72 Count
Nestabling™ Lattice Rectangle Set in Black and Silver

Cross Promotional Products:
Grand Caliber
Spellbinders Nested Pennants

Other Products:
Pattern Paper- October Afternoon
Rub-ons- October Afternoon, 7 Gypsies, Basic Grey, Kaiser Craft, Pink Paislee
Stickers- October Afternoon
Embossing Powder, Heat Gun- Ranger

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Welcome this month GDT to...

Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker.

Allison Davis is the creator of the Sketch Support Website. We are lucky to have her so be sure to stop by and welcome her here at Nikki's blog!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Want2Scrap™ and Graphic 45 Blog Hop Winners!

Yippie! One of the lucky winners of the Want2Scrap™ and Graphic 45 Blog Hop was from my blog! Woo Hoo goes too......Blogger


Gorgeous! I love how you can change your pics! Great idea!

August 9, 2011 11:24 AM

Congrats Pam! Please email me your snail mail addy and we will get you goodies off right away!

Friday, August 12, 2011

More Nikki Sivils School is Cool!

I am loving the School is Cool release by Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker . I have used almost all of my goodies already and I have only had it a short time. Believe me when I tell will not stop playing with these fun primary colors! I have a few designs to share with you, fun fun fun!

First off, my son Jack love containers to keep his "stuff" so I decided to alter this container to hold his pencil end erasers and pencil grippers. He will always know where they are and I love to keep things organized so this is perfect for both of us!

I love that Nikki included 4 different alphabets with this collection. They are perfect in every color and style.

Next up is this fun teacher's card. I used the Punch-Outs and the Cool Element Cardstock Stickers on this...makes designing so darn each...and cute too!

I even add some Want2Scrap™ bling on this. Check out the fun details!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Want2Scrap and EcoGreen Crafts Tutorial...

When I got that awesome box from EcoGreen Crafts the paint and stamps jumped right out at me so that is what I had to use first! I decided to stamp on the new Want2Scrap™ Inchies with paint.

I gathered the supplies I would need. Inchies, paint, and stamps.

I applied just a little paint to the stamp. You can either dip it in or brush it on.

After adhering the Inchies to the paper I use the paint covered stamp and applied the image to the grid of Inchies.

What a fun way to use stamps and Inchies!

Just a few more details! I added some Pink Beaded Square Nestabling™ and some White Pearl Baby Bling which is one of my favorite goes with anything and add just the perfect amount of detail. A little EcoGreen Crafts Ink on the edges and done!

Thanks so much for stopping by...hope you are loving the Graphic 45 Blog Hop...lots more fun to come!

Want2Scrap™ Products:
Want2Scrap™ Inchies
Pink Beaded Square Nestabling™
White Pearl Baby Bling

Cross Promotional Products:
EcoGreen Crafts Acrylic Paint
EcoGreen Crafts Stamps
EcoGreen Crafts Ink

Other Products:
My Minds Eye Pattern Paper and Chipboard (Stella Rose)
Doodlebug Designs Glitter

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Want2Scrap™ and Graphic 45 Blog Hop!

You are gonna love this!Welcome to the Want2Scrap™ and Graphic 45 blog hop! Woo Hoo! Sit back with a cup of java and have fun looking through these ladies amazing projects...I guarantee you will be inspired!

Graphic 45 and Want2Scrap™ Designers have teamed up to bring you an amazing week long Blog Hop August 8th -12th filled with fabulous designs that are sure to inspire all!! Each day we will be sharing a link list with you for the featured designers and we will have a master link list just in case you happen to miss one of the days.

What would a blog hop be without prizes? Yes, we will also be giving away prizes!! Both Graphic 45 and Want2Scrap™ will be giving away a $25.00 prize on two of the blogs and on each company's Facebook page. The prizes will be hidden on two of the blogs (one for each company) so be sure to visit all of the blogs and leave a comment to increase your chances of winning. For Facebook, we will be picking a winner from all of the comments made during the week long Blog Hop.

If you are new to Graphic 45 and Want2Scrap™ here is a little information about both of the companies.

Graphic 45 is an award-winning scrapbook and paper crafting company. We offer vintage inspired crafting products that capture the flamboyant style of the 1920's and 30's - with vibrant color, irresistible texture and imaginative design to create products with decades-old appeal that's both fresh and familiar. Let our products inspire your next scrapbook layout, card, album or home decor project.

Want2Scrap™ manufacturers rhinestones lines including the specialty Nestabling™ line along with the newly released Nestaboard™ chipboard line that coordinates perfectly with the Spellbinders™ Nestabilies™ die templates. Want2Scrap™ also manufacturers their own line chipboard albums and accents, acrylic albums, and multi-layered laser designs and other fine scrapbooking products. Want2Scrap™ brings ease of use and flexibility in their product lines by offering products uniquely tailored to its customers’ needs.

Now don't forget to stop by both companies blogs...

Graphic 45 Blog
Want2Scrap™ Blog

Now stop on by these talented ladies blogs today and leave a comment...

Dana Gustafson
Nicole Eccles
Jane Tregenza

Now for my project...I created this wall hanging for my scrappy room. I can add my favorite picture of the moment too it and always keep it fresh.

These gorgeous papers from Graphic 45 Curtain Call line are absolutely classic and go so well with the new Jumbo Rhinestone Flower by Want2Scrap™.

I found this M in my stash and added some baby bling in both turquoise and red.

Now just in cast you miss a day here is a list of the talented ladies and the day they are posting...

Monday, August 8th:
W2S: Elise Durenberger-
G45: Laura Denison -
Tara Orr -

Tuesday, August 9th:
W2S: Dana Gustafson -
Mimi Leinbach -
G45: Nicole Eccles -
Jane Tregenza -

Wednesday, August 10th:
W2S: Heidi Blankenship -
G45: Jack & Cat Curio -
Sherry Cheever -
Yuka Hino -

Thursday, August 11th:
W2S: Terre Fry -
G45: Gloria Stengel - Melanie Forbes -

Friday, August 12th:
W2S: Karen Taylor -
Lori Craig -
Lynette Carroll -
Robin Shakoor -

Thank you for joining us today and we hope you enjoy the Blog Hop. Please be sure to stop back each day during the week to see what each designer has been busy creating!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Pebbles Altered Clipboard!

Just wanted to share with you a new Pebbles project.

My nieces just had all their rooms newly decorated. My niece Maya wanted an art room and she asked me if I would make something to hang in her room...just like me her favorite color is purple. I decided to alter this clipboard so she could hang it in her room. I thought she could clip her favorite pictures on it like I did or hang her favorite art project from it.

Here are a few details! I wanted to use the Happy Go Lucky is so perfect for little girls and had just the perfect amount of purple in the collection to suit her room perfectly. I love that this is just a simple project but she will LOVE it so much!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you are all enjoying you is going way too fast!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Thank You EcoGreen Crafts™!

If you are a crafter then your going to love what I have to show you! Even better it is an Eco-Friendly Company that provides safe and non-toxic products and uses recycled packaging and materials! You have to love that!

EcoGreen Crafts™ send me this box of fabulous products and I just wanted to say a very big THANK YOU to them! I can not wait to get in my scrap room and play!