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Today is my last day to be Guest Designing over at The Kraft Outlet/Journal I've had such a terrific time and have enjoyed meeting so  many new crafty friends :) This week's challenge is: WESTERN FLAIR and I crafted this quick and easy  "HOWDY FRIENDS" Banner!
 To begin, I took five sheets of the #32 Small Precut Chipboard and embossed them  with a swiss dot embossing folder.  Next, I distressed the edges and raised embossings  with a Walnut Distress Ink .  I then machine stitched around the perimeter of each chipboard sheet.  Using a personal cutter, 3"x4"  letters were cut from October Afternoon's Sassafrass patterned papers, then lightly distressed with Walnut Distress Ink and a spritzing of walnut ink.
A couple of the stars were punched from a yellow library card.   Stars were also cut using the personal cutter or collected from the  October Afternoon Flower Sack assortment.   Letters were then applied to the chipboard panels with foam tape  and then embellishe…


As my final CARDS Challenge this month at My Scrapbook Nook I combined a scalloped Easter egg, welded phrase  (both SVGs that I cut with my brand new eCraft) and of course the sweetest March Nook Kit  featuring All Dolled Up by My Mind's Eye! I managed to eek out a pretty pitiful card sketch, but I think it works :) and here's my card: Would love to have you play along!  Just click the link above to take you to the MSN Forum :) -------------------------------------------------
I got an email from Michelle, owner of Vintage Street Market.   My banner birthday card was featured in an article, "Layering is HOT" over at Paper Crafter's Corner!  

Ummm, my little card pales in comparison to the gorgeous layouts showcased there, but I'm pretty stoked none-the-less! Check out their super-informative site if you haven't...tons of information and inspiration :) ---------------------------------------------- to hang with the family for the night. See you all tomorro…

Monday Give-A-Way & Blog Hop

Monday, Monday! and that means it's time for our weekly  EAD Design Team Blog Hop & Give-A-Way Be sure to start with the EAD Blog first...get a looky at what's up for grabs this week :) Otherwise, you should be here from the wonderful Roses's Blog
**NOTE: If you are here for the My Scrapbook Nook Blog Hop, please click here** Thank you!
Here is a peek at my sweet card for this week's hop I used my brand new eCraft to cut out the  welded words "happy b-day", as well as the heart (which I later embossed). The bee of cuteness and flowers are part of the BEE MINE Stickerz Sheet I applied the Stickerz to a scratch piece of patterned paper and then carefully  hand-cut around each image. Just as easy as you please! Now it's time to stroll on over to the ever-talented Amy's Blog Thanks for stopping by...I love your visits ♥ Shellye

Nook Blog Hop!

Welcome to the My Scrapbook Nook Spring Blog Hop  Thanks for stopping by and hopping with us :)  Hiding among the blogs (from the list below) are 5 prizes and one HUGE Grand Prize!  We're giving away FIVE $10 prize packs and ONE prize pack valued at $150! Be sure to leave a comment on EACH blog's post, because you never know which blogs  have these prizes hidden.  To qualify for a prize, comments are due by Midnight PST on Wednesday, March 28th and all winners will be announced on the My Scrapbook Nook blog on Friday, March 30th.
BLOG HOP LIST The Nook blog Katarina
Shellye <-----YOU ARE HERE :)
Deanna http://www.deanna…

Totally Terrific (and Busy) Thursday!

Whew!  It's a busy Thursday for The Papered Cottage. Hang we go :)
First, let me share the layout that I created for  Imagi-Cut Week at Imaginisce!  What is Imagi-Cut? It's the coolest new ribbon cutting tool from Imaginisce. But it's way more than a cutting tool.  When you cut ribbon (grosgrain, satin, taffeta, etc) the Imagi-Cutseals as it cuts!  No more frayed ribbon ends! All week, video tutorials, as well as the Design Team's Imagi-Cut creations have been showcased on the blog.  If YOU would love the chance to win one of these, then stop by and leave a comment on each day's blog posts :)  You will love seeing the many ways to incorporate the Imagi-Cut into your crafting.
THE KRAFT OUTLET Next stop...The Kraft Outlet This week's Challenge was "Anything Goes" I wanted to dress up the Small Kraft Journal and have it on hand to keep notes in:  upcoming projects, wish lists, things-to-do, etc.   In preparing, I took a Small …

Layout Lift Cards Challenge!

Wednesday is here, so I'm up with a CARDS Challenge over at My Scrapbook Nook Forum!
When I ran across this cool and creative layout by Nook Member, Scrappin_in_AK I thought that it would be the perfect inspiration for a card. With this challenge, you can use the banner, circles, dots and/or word strips...I love that it has many great elements to choose from.
Here is the inspiration layout:
And here is the card that I created.  It's pretty easy to tell, but I used the bottom circles and word strips as my inspirational aspect.  Also, the March Nook Kit!
Speaking of My Scrapbook Nook, join us this Friday through next Wednesday for a  Design Team Blog Hop! There will be grab bags to give away AND a couple of Design Team spots to fill! I will fill you in on all of the details as they're made available! -----------------------------------------------------------------
Tomorrow:  I'll be sharing my Imaginisce Imagi-Cut Project  and  Totally Terrific Thursday at I Heart Ippity! See you then Sh…

Monday Blog Hop & Give-A-Way

Hello, Monday Crafters! It's time for the latest installment of the  EAD Monday Blog Hop & Give-A-Way You should be here from Ms. Rose's Blog
Check out the EAD Designs Blog first (click photo above)  and take a gander at what is up for grabs this week.
My mom and dad dropped by Friday afternoon as I had just  finished up with this week's project for EAD. As I've previously stated before, my dad is my biggest fan...he is the glowing father and quite literally thinks I'm a genius (he-he-he) and of course I let him 'go-on'  whilst trying to tamp down his accolades just a bit (I'm not one to be bragged on...I do not like the attention!) Of course they both crooned over the entire concept of  designing with vinyl and how cute the EAD Designs are :) Emily, you have some new fans out there LOL Here is a peek at the suh-weet binder that I created to hold my Design Team stuff in:
 I used the Silly Owls Rub-Ons (which ship FREE from EAD!)
 and applied them to the front cover…

Happy St. Patty's!

We finally made it... HAPPY ST PATRICK'S DAY
I haven't reminded my kids of it yet...I'm waiting until I go and put  something green on LOL I'm working tonight, so I thought I'd stop by the bakery and get  some sweet green treats to share with my'll be Saturday night after-all  and we need some reason to celebrate since we're working (that's how we see it anyway) VINTAGE STREET MARKET It's my day to share at Vintage Street! This month I did a couple of cards with two totally different looks ...I'm showing my bright side and my softer, more shabby side. First, nothing says Happy Birthday like a big ‘ole bright card!   I adore the nostalgic motifs of the Party Games Collection…it harkens me back to a time when pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey was the thing to do at parties.
I used the cute tag and hand-cut the banner from the Party Games Collection.  I machine stitched the Red Bingo Card onto a piece of Maggie Jane Family Fun paper.  I attached the …

Top 'O The Lolli To Ya

I have a couple of new things to share today and they have to do with  St. Patrick's Day and Lollipops...what a combination!
First, I'm up again at The Kraft Outlet today. The Theme: Luck 'O The Irish Challenge Have a Kraft Coffee Bag (or two, or three) on hand and load with your gifting treats. For the tag, I downloaded the FREE clipart from  Print onto Lunch Bag Kraft Cardstock and trim with a pair of detail scissors.  Print the same image again onto a green cardstock, enlarging the image just a bit (I changed the page margins on her paper, which created a smaller and larger image).  Trim the image again and also cut out the small oval image in the center.  Layer the Lunch Bag Kraft image over the green with foam dots. Next, attach the green oval image onto the Lunch Kraft Bag image with foam dots and then trim with Dark Green Baker's Twine  (I use a Glue Writing Pen by Martha Stewart...perfect for adding twine to any project).  I added a bit of g…

Enjoying the SIMPLE Life...

...with Simple Stories! My (somewhat cheesy) About-Me/Bio is up at Simple Stories I love the format and how they took part of our application comments and added them to the bio :)  Cool! And speaking of Simple Stories, Crafty Steals has THREE collection kits up today...THREE for under $30!
MY SCRAPBOOK NOOK It's Wednesday, so time again for my CARDS Challenge at The 'Nook. This week, I went with a sweet collage from Pinterest to use as an inspiration.  The colors go along perfectly with the March Nook Kit.  Players are encouraged to use the colors, as well as a segment of the collage as their card inspiration :)

I used the balls in the basket as my inspo for this card.   And boy, have I really gone through the 'wooden' buttons from the February Nook Kit...must. get. more. And don't forget: **GRAB BAG SPECIAL** For new subscribers to the Nook Monthly Kit!  Supplies are limited, so get on over there and sign-up won't be disappointed.  A *hi…

20% Off

Each and every day when you shop at  PAPER ISSUES Just use my handy little code and you'll save 20% OFF your entire purchase! Twine, kits, paper collections from October Afternoon, name it, Cassie has it! When you check out, be sure to enter my name in all caps: SHELLYE And speaking off Paper Issues, we're still hosting our Go Green, or Go Home Linky Party! Come on over and link up...creates great traffic for your blog :) -------------------------------------------------------------------
MISS ART'S PAPERCRAFTING It's not too late to take my little class over at  Miss Art's Papercrafting THE RULE OF THREE'S  Here are a couple of sweet comments:
"Thank you so much for the tutorial on the triangle and grid I thoroughly enjoyed it and learned alot!!!" "I am so glad you explained that-I had heard about the grid and something about putting your photos where the lines intersect but I did not understand it. I guess I am a visual person but now I g…

I'm Makin' Waves!

It's Release Party Week at Imaginisce! If you love bright, candy-colored fun, then you will love the brand new
Makin' Waves Collection
for all of your summery and sunny photos.
I had a blast crafting with this adorable many textures, dimension and cute motifs.
First up, a Flip Flop Mini Album

I used a pair of size 5-6 ladies flip flops.  For the FRONT pages, trace and trim out each flip flop separately.  For the BACK page, place the flip flops side-by-side onto a chipboard sheet, trace and cut out as one piece.  Dress chipboard pieces with desired Makin' Waves patterned papers, carefully trim to size.
For the inner pages, I used a trapezoid shape (7" wide at the top and 5" wide at the bottom...this will depend up on the size flip flops used).  You could use a variety of shapes such as stars, circles, hearts, squares, etc.
Punch holes at each side of the front flip flops; stagger inner pages so that one attaches to flip flop A and the ne…