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Showing posts from April, 2012

Monday Blog Hop!

Whoever said Mondays aren't fun have not experienced a  Monday Blog Hop & Giveaway with EAD Designs! You should be here from Roses's Happy Place but don't forget to stop by EAD Blog first

I now have two Father's Day cards done...whoot!
  I know I've said before that a certain project was 'quick and easy',
well this card truly was very quick and very easy.  And the best thing is that you
 can use scraps of your favorite patterned papers to complete a similar card

To create the dovetail, I used a star punch!  You can also use this
 same punch to make your own little pennants and banners :)
I popped this piece of patterned
 paper on foam dots and then applied the tie sticker right over the top.
  Easy, Easy, Easy.
  I also used one of the sentiments on the inside of the card as well.
 When applying your Stickerz to a dark background, use a craft
stick to really help meld it to the paper (after you're sure of the positioning)
...this really helps to create a seamless l…

Thursday & Nook News!

It's the countdown to the weekend...happy Thursday! First up, I want to make mention of the truly sweet and adorable May Kit from My Scrapbook Nook
I have it .
. oh wow!
 It features the This & That Graceful by Echo Park El-to-the-yumm-o Grab yours members receive a fabulous GRAB BAG
plus you receive your 13th month FREE!
 If you sign up, please tell them that Shellye sent you :)
I would also like to welcome the newest 
My Scrapbook Nook Design Team members: Erika Gasser
Aleksandra Gadji
Patricia Roebuck
Bente Fagerberger
Remaining members are: Leah Killian
Stacey Michaud
Carol Monson
Danni Reid
Jessy Christopher
Katarina Damm-Blomberg
Hilde Aaslund
Anna Sigga
Marinette Lefevre
Lilith Eckles
Shellye McDaniel
Pamella Brown
Gina Rodgers
Deanna Misner
Nicole Nowosad
Congratulations to our new team members...
they are truly amazing...really, truly :)
 I invite you to our wonderfully inspiring Message Board...
drama free and fun LOL
Come on by and see what we're cookin' up fo…

A Steal of a Deal!

Do you love Scrapbook Steals like I do? There's just something about a fantastic deal, stealing it before anyone
else can get to it and then receiving the most up-to-date
 in scrappin' supplies! TODAY, Scrapbook Steals is carrying the I-ROCK TOOL & GEMS  from Imaginisce. Why do I love the I-Rock Tool and Gems?  Have you ever completed a project and then think,
 "I wish that I had added a few brads"? With the I Rock, it's like adding the finishing touch to the finishing touch.
 Even after that card has been assembled, you can still add
sweet accents without worrying about brad wings poking through to the other side!  Just place a gem in the desired location, heat up the I-Rock tool,
 touch to the top of the gem until it's heat set and you're done!  With this project, I used the solid white gems as the center for each flower..
.it added just the right amount of dimension. You can choose from glittered gems, plain gems, bling gems and shaped gems!
Steal it…

Monday Give-A-Way & Blog Hop

Ready to start yet another week? Let's have some fun this Monday with the EAD Designs Give-A-Way & Blog Hop!
You should be here from Rose's Happy Place. Don't forget to check out EAD Blog to see the giveaway
This week I've used a co-branded Stickerz {Feathered Friends} set from
 Isabell's Umbrella the graphics!
I've used the paperline {Party Animals} from Kaisercraft. Isn't it so tweet?  My mother has requested just a few everyday cards that
 she can give to friends and people at church,
 so I decided to make this one to give for any occasion.
If you haven't tried EAD's Stickerz, then you must!
With just a little care, you can reposition these babies,
 even after they've been stuck to paper!
Now, it's time to be off to Tsuruta Designs with Miss Amy :)
Happy Hopping!

Sunday SALE!

This extends past Sunday, but I'm having a KIT SALE over at The Red Robin at Etsy! There are several selections of crafting kits available and at really good prices.
Also, don't forget about the popular RUFFLED CREPE TRIM...I have tons of colors
on hand...lots more than what are shown.  Just email me if you're looking for a particular color.
I can also make them up to 2 yards in length.
 I will gladly combine shipping from both Dot & Whimsy and The Red Robin!

Heather is hosting a GUEST DESIGN TEAM CALL

I Heart {ippity} is looking for twoenthusiastic, passionate and committed crafters that would like to be part of a design team. The design team term runs from May 17th - August 31st.   Crafters of all skill levels are welcome! As a Guest Design Team member, you will be required to do the following: - Create a minimum of 2 cards per month to submit as a design team sample using only {ippity} stamps on that project (you can use ANY OTHER PRODUCTS you like--papers, …

Two Kids & A Card

Oh it's a HAPPY Friday, isn't it? I'm so excited to share my first post with Simple Stories today! I created three different projects for this week's post... two layouts of two different kids and lastly, a card. Each one using three different collections from Simple Stories.

First up, first kid.  It goes without saying that I have lots more photos  of my daughter than
I do of my two boys combined.   Probably because she's always happy to share a grin
and get in front of the camera.
The boys either run, turn their head, or give me the "you-are-so-annoying-me-right-now"
look.This is especially true of the 18 year-old (can I get a "I hear ya sister?).
But in usual fashion, I digress.
I love this picture of my daughter and our beloved Bear
 (our school mascot, hence the name).
  This was taken in late February when the daffodils were in their fullest bloom. 
I've incorporated the winsome FAB{U}LOUS Collection into this layout entitled
 "There Blooms a …

Vintage Street and a Canvas Treat!

Happy Wednesday to you! If you are here for the  Imaginisce + The Twinery Blog Hop just click the photo below and it will take you to that post :)

This has been an amazing hop so far...I hope you're enjoying it! ----------------------------------------
CANVAS {Adorable You} ALBUM
Whew, I finally got to sit down and finish this sweet 'lil album yesterday.
Pretty much every single thing came from The Paper Bakery March Kits!

See ALL photos right here.  I have this sweetie listed in my Dot & Whimsy shop!

VINTAGE STREET MARKET  It's my time again at Vintage Street! My two projects were actually up  yesterday, but with the business of the Blog Hop I thought I would wait until today to share :) With Mother and Father's Days just around the corner I wanted to get a head start and have a couple of projects completed. For Mom: I created a mixed media canvas collage using some of the  vintage inspired pieces from Dimestore Vogue.  If you love vintage sewing motifs and classy ladies dressed i…

Wrapping With The Twinery

Hello and welcome to my contribution to the  Imaginisce & The Twinery Blog Hop What an exciting week this will be!

Here is the line-up for today's hop: The Twinery Imaginisce Amy Shellye McDaniel: <---YOU ARE HERE :) Angelica Ro Sarah Andreotti: Rebecca
For my project, I paired up Imaginisce'sSole Sisterspatterned papers  and sticker embellishments with  The Twinery's Maraschino and Charcoal Baker's Twine.  

For the flowers, I used the I Top Large, Medium and Small Paper Punches and then wrapped the center bloom in Maraschino Twine. I then outlined my patterned paper with Charcoal Twine and stitched a couple of V's at the right corners. I have personally found that the best way to attach  twine as a border is to use a fi…

Monday Blog Hop & Give-A-Way

Welcome to your Monday Blog Hop and Give-A-Way  with EAD Designs! I'll be kicking things off this week, but be sure that you check out the EAD Blog to see what's up for grabs this week prize wise :)
We were all pretty excited when my parents decided to treat us to a cruise  this next year!  Although hubby and I have been, the kids haven't so this will be  especially exciting and fun for them.  To keep in time with the anticipation as it builds, I created this countdown to cruisin' display.  I used a metal mailbox (found in the $1 bin at Target) and simply covered it in patterned paper from Echo Park.  I left one end of the tin open so that the chalk can easily be retrieved (most likely by my daughter, who will have the most fun keeping up with the countdown).    After applying the Chalk-It Tag I stitched on letter stickers to spell out  "Cruisin' In...days" I think Sydnee will have such a good time counting down the days!
Now it's time to head on over to Miss Amy…

Totally Terrific Thursday

Good Morning! I thought I'd get my bloggin' done early today so I can  get started on  "My Favorite Things" Canvas Mini Album from  The Paper Bakery  If you love unique project kits, be sure to visit Sarah and The Paper Bakery!
I created this card for my Totally Terrific Thursday project at  I Heart Ippity, as well as Danni's weekly CARDS Sketch Challenge at The Nook :)
The stamp set is Bloom & Simplify  IPK-166  and is one of the April Releases I LOVE this stamp set for it's very grungy, scruffy the sentiment  of the background stamp is truly beautiful and well-stated.
TIP FOR SPLATTERS: I bring this up only because I've struggled with creating the perfect 'splatter' paint effect.  The effect that I've always wanted to achieve are big blobs along with  tiny flecks :)  Add a little water to your acrylic paint and mix.  Test on a scratch piece of paper before applying to your actual don't want …

Wednesday TOOT!

I have a TOOT to share that  made me grin from *ear-to-ear* this morning! My NOOK card was featured there today...along with Danni and Jessy from The Nook! Crate Paper Spotted + Pinterest This is a new board established by Crate Paper in which their Design Team gals go on the hunt for projects made with CP products!
"And as an extra special reward, each month, we pick a favorite from the board to win a Crate Paper goody box!! The winning project is posted here, at our blog, as part of our monthly Pinterest line-up, scheduled the first of the month...  You've a couple of ways to have us find your work. First, share your Crate Paper creations at your favorite online galleries. We regularly peruse the galleries as we love to see what you're up to with our collections! Also, blog about'em. More than likely, we frequent your blog or know someone who does! Lastly, you're always welcome to email us your project'(s) at Please make sure to inclu…

Imaginisce: Everyday Inspiration

My latest assignment for Imaginisce: Everyday Inspiration. For this challenge, I photographed the trio of Easter chicks that I had sitting in my kitchen window. I love these chicks! The colors and simplicity of the design.
 I decided to dress all of my chicks with bunny ears so I used three of the die-cut bunnies from the Hippity Hop collection to mimic this. Next, just punch a 2" circle from a piece of cardstock.  Punch a small heart from an orange patterned paper for  the beak and apply to the circle with a foam dot. For the eyes, I used black glittered brads from some older Imaginisce stock,  but you could use pom poms, i-rock gems, etc. For the hats, I used the same 2" punch, but only punched about 1/3" of the way into the desired paper. Embellish with ribbon, glitter, flowers or whatever your heart desires! --------------------------------------------- Thanks for stopping by!

Monday Blog Hop & Give-A-Way

Welcome to the EAD  Monday Blog Hop & Give-A-Way You should be here from Rose's Blog

Sometimes I feel like Uncle Billy from It's A Wonderful Life.   You know Uncle Billy always sported the string tied onto several fingers so-as-not-to forget something important.  I may wear a coat to work, but not need it in the morning and then leave it at work!  Or my half-eaten lunch that gets left at work for four days.  In the past I have stapled a sticky note to my keys simply saying "don't forget"...I know immediately with  the reminder that I have a box to carry home or need to stop somewhere before I leave. With that concept in mind, I came up with this super-cute  reminder fob!  I can tuck it into the safety of a large pocket in my bag and then pull it out  and attach it to my keys when I need to remember that all-important-thing! I used a Maya Road sheer journal card and rubonz from EAD. You could also create personalized backpack tags, luggage tags, etc. Quick and fun! I'm …

Just A WEE Bit Excited!

We set out early this morning to take Tyler on a college tour  and didn't get home until 4:00. After doing a couple of things around the house, I finally got a chance to pull up  the 'ole internet and this is what I see: Yep, that's my Happy Trails Mini Album! I  just started uploading my projects to 2 Peas a couple of weeks ago, so I'm pretty darned excited that this mini made it into the 3 Most Liked and Most Bookmarked! I will be changing up my blog over the next week and will be moving all of my 'stuff' over to the 2 Peas Galleries ---->RIGHT HERE<---- And no, it doesn't take much to excite me LOL ---------------------------------------------------- It's I Heart Ippity time! I made up a few quick gifting tags using the  How You Doin' Stamp Set
I paired the stamps up with the NEW Simple Stories {Fabulous} Papers! I'll be giving this set of tags AWAY on my blog in just a few days, so stay tuned :) ---------------------------------------------------- Off …