2 More Sleeps!

Carolee's Creations Adornit Father, Rumble, Motorcycle, and DIrt Biking Collections:
Rumble (Double Sided)
Livin' It Up
Top 10 (Double Sided)
Motorcross Black
Motorcycle Race
Way To Go
Candy Green
Teal Dot-o's

Dream Street Papers Jack Collection:
Growing Up
Blue Sky
Vintage Cowboy

6 Sheets of Bazzill Cardstock:
Malted Milk
Blue Skies Round (My Little Shoebox)

Alphabet Cardstock Stickers
Square Cardstock Stickers
Heidi Swapp Chipboard Theme Set
Coaster Photo Corners
Piggy Tales Taglets
Making Memories Velvet Sayings
Heidi Swapp Rubons (1 sheet)
Making Memories Rubon Wordage (1 sheet)
Die Cuts With a View Chipboard Stickers (varies)
Hampton Arts Studio G Clear Stamp
Making Memories Velvet Brads (2, varies)
Maya Road Medallion Flowers (2, varies)
Maya Road Sheers (5, varies)
Hampton Arts Studio G Clear Stamp
3 Feet of Fiber
Zutter Mini Album

Outlined Chipboard Alphabet
Bo Bunny iCandy Brads
Clear Accents

Only 2 More sleeps until I become the Featured DT at Crop Addict.  Hope you will join me! This June Kit can be all about boys, but doesn't have to be!!! Check out the kits at the links above!
Stay tuned for my projects either tomorrow or on June 1st!
Can't wait to share them with you!
Hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend!


My Winner of Dynamic Duo Blog Hop!

First off I just want to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU,
THANK YOU for all the wonderful comments! It was so nice to see all the nice things you had to say about my mini!!!
Hope you will continue to stop by my blog!

So, want to know who the winner of my $10 gift certificate to any on-line store of your choice is?
Here it is!

Julie Ann Shahin said...
Very cute! xoxo
May 20, 2011 4:19 PM

Please contact me at starrystamper@yahoo.com and let me know
 where you want your gift certificate from!


Happy Victoria Day!

To celebrate Victoria Day at LCOM, the Card Team is hosting a card challenge that is all about royalty.  Make a project, card or layout to go with this sketch and has royalty written all over it.  
Here's the sketch!

pattern paper- Cosmo Cricket
cardstock-Stampin Up!
stamp-Stampin Up!
ribbon-Stampin Up!

Make sure you stop on over to Let's Capture These Sketches to enter your project, layout or card into the comment section for a chance at an RAK from the LCOM store.  You have until Sunday at 11PM EST to get your project linked!


Dynamic Duo Blog Hop...my Turn!!!

Hello everyone!

Don’t miss out on the Dynamic Duo Blog Hop!

A TaDa Creative Studios and
Punky Sprouts Mini-book Bonanza...
May 16th-27th
Each day go to the following 2 blogs:
Here's what you need to do....
Post comments to show your participation. New inspiration will be posted daily. At the end of the 12 day hop, please go to each manufacturer’s blog and post a comment telling them your favorite album style and favorite paper collection used in the samples shown during the hop. Your name will then be entered in a drawing to win both! 3 winners will be picked!

It's my turn today!!! Haven't the projects just been amazing?
I know you saw the front of my mini on the blog, but here it is again showing each page!
From TaDa I used...
Can I just tell you, it is amazing! I am sad because mine is almost all gone!!!
It went together so well with the
Punky Sprouts Trunk Punky Mini!
It has chipboard, canvas and acrylic pieces.
Hope you like it!

 front cover...
I cut 2 of the scallops off of my mini to create a car.
 I just wrapped it up and then put a pop dot on the end of it to keep it together.  Love them!
I used my cricut accents essentials cartridge to cut my wheels out.

inside cover
I used the stamp collection to create my ticket.
So so fun!

 first acrylic page...
I ran through my big shot to create a texture look.   Have to tell you as I was running it through I was afraid it was going to break, but it really does work! (lol) I just cut a piece from the snippets and clippets page and from the balancing act paper the balls. 

 back of first acrylic page...

 first canvas page...
I stamped with the Big Top Collection.

 back of first canvas page...
I ran my ink pad across the cardboard and then added some color with my ink pad on the material.

 second canvas page...
used the Big Top Collection stamps again.

 back of 2nd canvas page...
again added color with my craft ink pads.

 2nd acrylic page front...
I used a piece from the snippets and clippets and attached to the back of it.

 back of 2nd acrylic page...
and then just used the snippet and clippet wheee...as part of my page.

 inside back cover...
used my Cricut carnival cartridge and again the snippets and clippets from the Big Top Collection.

outside back cover
Sorry about the glare on some of the pictures and the lighting. 
(Haven't mastered taking pics of acrylics yet!!)
This weather here hasn't been very conducive for taking good pictures either!
Make sure you get to TaDa Blog and to Punky Sprouts Blog to enter for their prizes!
Thanks for stopping by today! Hope I've inspired you a little!
Have a great scrappy weekend!


Crop Addict May Layouts How-to's!

Do you have lots of girl layouts to do, then this is the absolute best kit for YOU?!!!
You can get it at Crop Addict!

Here's how to make 2 of my layouts that I made this month with the kit
and some up close pics of the products that I used to make it!
Hope you enjoy!!!:)

Pigtails Sweetie Layout
This is a picture of my daughter who will turn 15 in November!!! Love this picture because it truly shows her personality and all that sass she has!!!  I am truly enjoying scrapping pics from years ago!!!
1. Use the 12X12 red shade of bazzill in your kit and spritz with some glimmer mist.
2. Distress the edges of your cardstock and add some dark brown colorbox chalk ink to it.
3. I cropped my picture at 4 X 5 3/4". Finally, I cut Allie 3 1/2 X 10 1/4."
Then used Emma from Paper Doll collection in the May Crop Addict kit and cut it to 4 3/4 X 6 1/2." 

Next, I cut Ashley from Paper Doll collection in Crop Addict's May kit 5 1/4 X 8 3/4". 

Finally, I cut Allie from Paper Doll collection in the May Crop Addict Kit 3 1/2 X 10 1/4."

 4. I laid the scallop sticker from the Paper doll journal stickers down on the side of the paper and then layered each piece of cut pattern paper on top.  See picture for details.

I zigzag stitched along the outside edge of the scallop sticker and the Allie pattern paper.
5. Then I embellished the page with several chipboard embellishments.  I inked the edges with my dark brown colorbox chalk ink pad.

(You get 1 sheet of these in the kit option! I had so much fun with mine!)

6. I added the pigtail sticker to my journaling spot from Maya Road.
(These come in different colors in the kit.  I think white or pink.  Mine were pink!)
There you have it! Very simple and fun!

Here's my other how to layout...
Cute Little Cousins
This is another picture of Kati, but much more recent. 
Just realized they both have to deal with her hair (LOL!)
1. I created my pictures on Picasa and used the collage with the polaroid settings. 
I just messed around with it until I found something I liked.
2. I sewed a straight stitch around the outside edge of the Paisley Girls Paperie pattern paper and then every once in awhile turned my stitch to zigzag.
2. I laid the My Little Shoebox Imagine a Forest Fresh Air diecut on the paper and then cut off what I didn't want with scissors.  It was easy to do because of the lines that are on it. 

3. Then I added the border sticker on the edge and used a strip of  Katie pattern paper.  I used my EK Success spiral punch along the edge of it and then tucked it under the edge of the sticker.
For placement of the pictures refer to my page.  Next I added journaling stickers and some chipboard stickers.

4. I tucked the Bazzill library pocket under the edge of the die cut paper,
added a sticker and a Maya Road journaling sheer. 
5. Then I placed the sparkle chipboard dress hanger on it and added the Making Memories puffy alphabet stickers.  I also placed the word cute above the alphabet stickers to give it more dimension.

Didn't I tell you this kit was all about the girls? It's just great!!!
Go check it out here!

Look at what's available
for the June Kit at Crop Addict!

Make sure you stop back here at my blog for my projects
that I make with this kit.  Hope you'll stop on over at the forum too.
I'm the Featured Designer for June!


Dynamic Duo Blog Hop!

Hello everyone!

Don’t miss out on the Dynamic Duo Blog Hop!

A TaDa Creative Studios and
Punky Sprouts Mini-book Bonanza...
May 16th-27th
Each day go to the following 2 blogs:
Here's what you need to do....
Post comments to show your participation. New inspiration will be posted daily. At the end of the 12 day hop, please go to each manufacturer’s blog and post a comment telling them your favorite album style and favorite paper collection used in the samples shown during the hop. Your name will then be entered in a drawing to win both! 3 winners will be picked!

Good luck!
TaDa Creative Studios & Punky Sprouts


Challenge 3 - Make Your Own Flower

How was your Mother's Day? It was a beautiful weekend here in my neck of the woods, so I didn't do much scrapping! Hope you are ready to get back into the swing of the Trail Makers For the Love of Scrapping Crop at the Trail Makers blog. Here's the next challenge! For this challenge, you need to create a handmade flower(s) because April Showers bring May Flowers!!!

I used the Nikki Sivils It's Raining, It's Pouring Collection to create this card. The big scallops are just punched out circles. Then I took my Sizzix flower die and created the flower! I cut the rain boots out from the Nikki Sivils paper and added it to the middle of my flower.

Here's what you could win! A Fancy Pants Roadshow Card Kit! 
All you have to do is make a card, layout or project with a homemade flower and link it here! You have until May 31st! Can't wait to see what you come up with!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a scrap happy day!


First Friday Fun at Trail Makers!

This one is easy! Help us get the word out about the month long crop  at Trail Makers! All you have to do is post on your blog about the crop on your blog and/or facebook.  Then come back and link where you posted it! You have until Sunday, May 8 at 11PM EST for a chance at an RAK!


My Girl Ta Da Layout!

Here's my first project for the Ta Da blog! Love how it turned out!
The Goody Two Shoes collection is so versatile and easy to use!
I had so much fun creating this layout! I especially love it when I get to scrap photos I already have printed. Believe it or not that little girl in the photos is 16 years old and has her permit. Yikes! Do I ever feel old?
And now you know how far behind I am!!!

I used the new Goody Two Shoes collection. One of my favorite things to do lately is to use strips of pattern paper and sew them on my layouts! It adds so much texture and lots of fun to your layouts! If you look closely, you can see where I cut the strips from Mommy’s Closet and then distressed and used them on my layout. I had to cut about an inch off the ends so that I could sew around my pattern paper.

Then I used Fancy Schmancy to cut out my scallop embellishments. I attached them with a pop up dot and added a button to them to give them a little character.

And TaDa creates a snippets and clippets page for each of their lines. I think they make great titles for your pages and adds that extra little something something. Isn’t it great that you can just grab and go and you have everything you need to create a page?
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a scrap happy day!
Make sure you stop over at the Ta Da blog and see all the other projects that the DT has been doing!


Challenge #2 at Trail Makers!

Have you stopped by Trail Makers to see the month long crop that is going on at the blog? We are on Challenge #2! When Krystle challenged me to make my own flourish at Trail Makers for the Love of Scrapbooking Month Long Crop, I decided to use my Kaisercraft black studded arrow as a flourish.  You'll see that I just tucked my arrow head under the flower that I made and then carefully laid it down on my card.  It was so easy and love how it turned out!
My pattern papers, little blue stitched button and ribbon are all from the April Kit at The Paper Trail.  The large button is from the March Kit at The Paper Trail. 
 I also used the java bazzill cardstock from The Paper Trail. 

The prize for this challenge is a gelatins stamp set...Oodles of Doodles II

You have until May 31st to get your projects posted with some sort of homemade flourish. 
  We'll stop by and give you some love!!! We can't wait to see your creations!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!