3/30/2011

Card Sketch #26 at LCTS

Today was the day a new card sketch went up at Let's Capture These Sketches
Here's Rusha's sketch for us this week.

And here's what I created ...

Supplies:
pattern paper: Lily Bee Designs
cardstock: old olive from STampin Up
stamp: Stampin Up

Hope you will stop by and see the other cards that were made by the Card Team.  They are amazing!
Now it's your turn! You will have until April 5th at 11PM EST to upload your card. Hope you'll play along with us, so that you could have a chance to be our next Card Guest Designer for the week of April 12th and get 10% off your next LCOM order.
All you have to do is link your card to Mr. Linky that you made this week.
Thanks for stopping by!

3/29/2011

Crop Addict Blog Hop Call for Participants and my Blog Hop Winner!

Thank you for participating in Crop Addict's Social Media Blog Hop Event earlier this month.

We have a $5 gift certificate for you for participating. In order for you to receive the gift certificate you need to create a shop login, please follow this link https://www.cropaddict.com/shop/index.php?main_page=login to create your shop login so we can send your gift certificate.

And I almost forgot...I didn't post the winner of my RAK for the Crop Addict Blog Hop Celebration.
My winner is Angie!!!
Please contact me at starrystamper@yahoo.com  with your snail mail addy, so I can get it out to you!

3/25/2011

April Crop Addict Kit

Have you seen April's kit at Crop Addict?
It went on sale March 22nd at Crop Addict.

Kit Contents include:
Carolee’s Creations Adornit Bee Happy Collection (Double Sided):

Bee Happy A
Flower Rush
Buzz
Bee Happy Defined
Happy Stripe
Bee Happy B

Jillibean Soup Old World Cabbage Stew Collection (Double Sided):
Diced Tomatoes
Caraway Seeds
Head of Cabbage

Dream Street Fun & Games Collection (Double Sided):
Dress Up
Hopscotch
Jacks
Bazzill Cardstock: 24 Karat Bling, Powder Blue, Brown, Cornmeal Dotted Swiss, Brilliant White

Embellishments:

Alphabet Die Cuts
KI Memories Glitter Lace Cardstock
Webster’s Pages Journaling Cards (4, varies)
Prima Canvas Tabs (2, varies)
Jenni Bowlin Bingo Cards (2, varies)
Chipboard Flowers
Heidi Swapp Flower Center
Prima Flower
Foil Chipboard Rounder (varies)
File Folders (2 large, 2 small)
Jillibean Journaling Sprouts (2, varies)
7 Gypsies Brads (6-7, varies)
Flat Paper Clips (4)
Hampton Arts Studio G Clear Stamp
Fancy Pants Alphabet Stickers
Hampton Arts Ink Pad
Maya Road Strawberry Coast Mini Album Keychain Set

Kit Option includes:
Carolee’s Creations Adornit Bee Happy Clear Stickers

Alphabet Stickers
Carolee’s Creations Adornit Bee Happy Cardstock Sticker
Fancy Pants Big Board Chipboard

Isn't it great? I got mine in the mail today!
Going to get creating with it and get some scrappy goodness made!
Check back next week to see what I made with the kit!
Make sure you check out the forum at Crop Addict. 
Join in and have some fun!

3/23/2011

Sketch Challenge at Trail Makers

I love Amarilys' sketch.  It was so easy to create a layout using it.  I have to say this another one of my favorite layouts I have created so far this year.  I used some of my Making Memories paint and wet my sponge brush to create the frame around the pattern paper, the photo, fabric letters and tag.  I sprayed my doily with Tattered Angels glimmermist sand.  You know you can get those doilies at The Dollar Tree.  And no...I didn't take this picture so that I would have it to go with this line in March's The Paper Trail Kit.  It was taken a few years ago on Easter.  And as always, Kati was acting so silly.  Her dress was so busy, so I made it black and white and softened it around the edges. 

Don't you just love that ribbon that is included in March's The Paper Trail Kit? Oh my....it is so beautiful!!! To create the flower effect, I just tied the ribbon three times loosely, put a pop dot on the back of it, stuck it to the paper and then played with it once I put it down to get it to look like that.

So, have you made a layout to go with this great sketch?
Have you ordered this springy, fun kit from The Paper Trail?
Have a wonderful day!
Hope the weather is starting to look just like this kit in your neck of the woods!

3/22/2011

Ta Da Design Team!

I am absolutely thrilled beyond words to be asked to design for Ta Da Creative Studios! Did I say I am thrilled? I am so excited to embark upon this adventure for the year! Congratulations to my teammates too! Can't wait to work with all of you! Many thanks to Mary and Annette for giving me this opportunity!
Have you checked out their products! They are just amazing!
So with out further ado…our 2011-2012 TaDa Creative Studios Design Team is as follows:

Design Team Coordinator:

Rita Barakat – Richardson, Texas



Design Team Members:

Terri Davenport – Toledo, Ohio

Christy Davis – Clearwater, Florida

Julie Detluf – Mansfield, Ohio

Stacey Hansen – Fruita, Colorado

Margie Higuchi – Schaumburg, Illinois

Sandi Johnson – Aspers, Pennsylvania

Suzanna Lee – Glen Allen, Virgina

Marianne Luken – Phoenix, Arizona

Peggy Packer – Toledo, Ohio

Jill Sarginson – Ontario, Canada

Lisa Watson – Warren, Michigan



Quarterly Guest Designer

Susan Dupre – Cypress Texas

Stop by the Ta Da blog to see all the great projects the team has created in the past.

3/20/2011

A Layout and A Cup

A few weekends ago, my sister and I went to a weekend crop.  It was so fun to spend the weekend with her.  We live two and a half hours away and don't get to see each other as often as we would like.  I have to tell you, I don't get much done when I go because I spend too much time talking and having a good time.  I wanted to share a couple things that I finished.  Have to say I LOVE them!!!!

This again reminds me of how far behind I am in scrapbooking.  These pics were taken before I had a digital camera in the Summer of 2001.  I used the glimmer mist to add a little color to the cardstock.  I also sewed around the edge twice with brown thread and then used yellow thread to zigzag to create some texture on the border.  I also folded the paper kind of funky like and stitched it with white thread.  Of course, you can see I did a lot of fussy cutting too! It was so fun and I love how it came together.
Supplies used:
pattern paper: No Rush and Turtles Lane from Turtles and Trees Collection... My Little Shoebox
cardstock: bazzill
Glimmermist: Tattered Angels lemon
Transparency: My Little Shoebox
letters: My Little Shoebox and American Crafts
ink: Colorbox chalk ink dark brown

I also created an insert for a mug.  It actually was the challenge at the Crop to decorate the insert of the mug.  It was so fun once I got started.





I just fussy cut around all the cupcakes.  Inked up the brown cardstock, the cupcakes and the foam.  Sewed around the cardstock in white.  Then attached them all to the piece of cardstock.  For the title I punched that out of an EK Success punch and put so sweet! on the punch. 

Supplies used:
pattern paper: Half a Cup from Just Add Butter My Little Shoebox collection
cardstock: regal rose Stampin Up
ink: Tattered Angels glimmermist, Chalkbox Dark Brown ink pad
letters: American Crafts and My Little Shoebox
punch: EK Success
ribbon: Stampin Up

To add a little bit of something...something, I cut out 8 scallop flowers and made this little flower.  You can learn to make this flower by going to my tutorial here.  The scallop I got from Krisi's Kreations template here.  I sprayed it with some glimmermist to give it a little shine too.   


Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a scrap happy day!

3/16/2011

Sketch #24 at LCTS

Isn't this a great sketch?! I had so many ideas rolling through my mind for this one and had to finally make a decision of what I was going to do.  I decided on this because one of the gals at school just had a baby.  We all thought it was going to be a boy just the way she was carrying and she carried a lot like the last time(when she had a boy).  And she didn't want to find out...she wanted it to be a surprise!!!  She was even convinced it was going to be a boy! Lo and behold, she had a little girl!!! I can just imagine how tickled pink she was! Can't wait to talk to her!  Make sure you go check out everyone on Team B's take on their sketch and meet the team this week over at Let's Capture These Sketches.
Supplies used:
stamps: Stampin Up!
ink: pretty in pink and close to cocoa from Stampin Up!
cardstock: pretty in pink Stampin Up
pattern paper: Pink Paislee
ribbon: Stampin Up and Crafts Etc.

Can't wait to see what you create with this sketch. You have until Tuesday, March 22nd at 11PM EST to link your card to Mr. Linky for a chance to be our next Guest Card Designer and 10% off your next LCOM order.
Hope you are having a scrap happy day!
Thanks for stopping by!

3/15/2011

Glossy Accents Tips

With this fussy cut fairy, I placed glossy accents where I wanted and then shook glitter on it.  Not only do I have dimension, but also a shimmer.

Anywhere you want dimension just go over it with the glossy accents.  If you look closely you can see that I used it on all the butterflies on the patterned piece of paper.  You can also see that I put a dot in the center of each of those diamonds with the glossy accent to add dimension.  I also used it as a glue to put the jewels on the paper.


These are my tips, but make sure you visit The TrailMakers blog to find the other DT members tips and techniques.

3/13/2011

Blog Hop coming at TrailMakers!

We are going to be having a blog hop at Trail Makers to debut our April projects with some added extra fun at Trail Makers! You won't want to miss it!  Come see on April 1st at 12AM EST and you'll be able to hop all weekend long until Sunday at 11:00 PM EST!

3/09/2011

The Third Month Challenge from TrailMakers

Here's my Third Month Challenge! Can you believe it is the third month of 2011 already? I decided to use pictures that I took in the Johnson Square in Savannah, Georgia this past summer.  It really was magical to see the garden in that square, especially since it is my last name.(LOL!)  It was also the first sight seeing adventure that we saw in Savannah after we had driven for over ten hours.  I wanted to remember that magical essence that I felt on that day when we walked through the square and I thought that March's The Paper Trail  Kit was perfect for it! I cut the frame out and had to keep the fairy attached because she is just so beautiful!  I used the glossy accents to attach the jewels that are included in the kit and made a homemade flower out of the patterned paper included in the kit.
A close up of the fairy that I fussy cut.

Just in case you haven't seen a close up of the March Kit from The Paper Trail...here it is!

And here's where you can get it!
Can't wait to see what you create with this challenge!
Have a scrap happy day!
Thanks for stopping by today!

3/06/2011

Crop Addict Blog Hop and Social Media Party Day 3!!

Welcome to the Crop Addict 5th Anniversary Blog Hop and Social Media Party! To celebrate, we will be sharing lots of inspiration on our blogs, the FaceBook page, Twitter and our forum throughout the weekend. That’s right – the party starts at 6am PST on Friday, March 4th and goes through midnight PST on Sunday, March 6th. We hope you’ll join the fun all weekend long!

Yesterday I featured the March Kit from Crop Addict. 
Today I thought I would show you the yummy Add-on Kit.
You can get it here.

Add On Kit contents includes:
My Little Shoebox Overlay


WeR Memory Keepers Extra Large Snaps

My Little Shoebox Overlay

Making Memories Enamel Metal Tiles

Quantities are limited.

Here are the rest of my projects so far this month that I have created with the March Kit. 
It really is a yummy kit, but I am partial because I love My Little Shoebox papers!
This You are My Sunshine card I made with the scraps that I cut off of my shaped paper on the next layout!
It's a very simple card, but I love how it turned out.  All supplies were used from the March Crop Addict Kit except for my ink pad.

Gabrielle actually took these pictures of herself.  I was going to title it something like Reaching for the Stars because in these pictures it shows that, but I also wanted to remind her of the things that we need her to do right now.  She tends to be very serious and forget that she needs to have fun and relax sometimes too! She truly is a delight in our lives.  Don't you just love that My Little Shoebox from the March Kit. 
Gorgeous papers!

This has to be my favorite layout that I have made in 2011 so far! So simple yet so amazingly beautiful!
Again, Gabrielle took this picture of herself one day! And she uploaded them onto the computer,
so then I figure they are fair game for me to use!
Here's how I made this page...
1. Ink up the edges and across the polka dot MLSB paper.
2. Cut a 1" strip and fold/pleat back and forth.  At the end of the paper cut a triangle out of it. Ink it up.
3. From the MLSB paper cut the wide strip.  Pleat your paper, but don't push the fold down all the way down the paper.  Only at the top...so it's like pleating when you sew.  Then sew a straight edge across the top of your paper.  Place on your paper with pop up dots trying to straighten out as much as possible.
4. Put 1" strip over top of it.
5. Slide picture down under the strip.
6. Cut out flowers, clouds, and butterfly.  Ink up as desired.
7.  Punch out Love Beyond Measure title tag and ink up as desired.  Attach brown brad (from my stash) in tag hole. 
8. Place all embellies on the paper as seen in picture.
9. Place Jenni Bowlin journaling sticker on your page and journal.
If you have any questions, let me know!
Happy scrapping and thanks for stopping by today!!!
Remember I am also giving away an RAK.  To be eligible all you have to do is be a follower and leave a comment or comment(s) on each of these past 3 days posts.  I have posted 4 posts in the past 3 days, so that means you could have 4 entries in the pot!
Make sure you read below to see how you can win prizes at Crop Addict!
REMINDER:
So here are the rules to our party. First, there is no limit to the number of entries you can receive into the prize drawing. Therefore, the more you visit all of our sites throughout the weekend and post comments, the more chances you have to win. But, only comments and posts made between 6am PST on Friday, March 4th and midnight PST on Sunday, March 6th count.



So here’s how you earn entries into the prize drawing…



1. Visit the Crop Addict blog and earn one entry for each comment you post there.

2. Visit our Design Team Member’s blogs and earn one entry for each Crop Addict-related blog post you comment on.


b. Sandi Johnson ...you are HERE!!!



3. Earn one entry if you become a fan of Crop Addict on Facebook and post on our FaceBook page that you became a fan .

4. Get one additional entry each time you post on the Facebook Page.
5. Earn one entry if you start following us on Twitter.
6. Get one entry each time you tweet back on Twitter.
7. Get one more entry if you join the Crop Addict forum . To log use this link: https://www.cropaddict.com/forum/login.php.

8. Get one more entry for each new topic you post on the Crop Addict forum.
9. Earn one entry for every product review in the Crop Addict shop. To log into the shop, use this link: https://www.cropaddict.com/shop/index.php?main_page=login. Please note that the shop has a separate log-in from the forum.

10. Earn one entry if you refer a friend to Crop Addict and they post in the refer-a-friend thread on the

And the amazing prizes are as follows:

A $5 gift certificate for everyone who plays. In order to receive the electronic gift certificate, you must setup a Crop Addict store account (https://www.cropaddict.com/shop/index.php?main_page=login).

Grand Prize - $100 worth of goodies (international winner will receive a $100 gift certificate)

Second Prize - $50 worth of goodies (international winner will receive a $50 gift certificate)

Third Prize - $25 worth of goodies (international winner will receive a $25 gift certificate)

 I'm offering an RAK too... to all of my followers who leave a comment on my blog this weekend! And if my follower number goes up by at least ten this weekend, I will give out two RAK's. 
On Monday, I will announce the winner(s). 
Can't wait to see you back here this weekend!!!:)

3/05/2011

What a Goofball Layout for Crop Addict 5th Anniversary Blog Hop!

March Crop Addict Kit 2011 includes:

My Little Shoebox All a Flutter Collection - Double Sided:
•Flutterby

•Social Butterfly

•Wings and Things

My Little Shoebox Flying High Collection - Double Sided:
•Tweet

•Bird's Eye View

Dream Street Birdie Bits Collection - Double Sided:
•Building a Home

•Look Around

•Nothing to Lose

•Sing Just Enough

6 Sheets of Bazzill Cardstock:

•Apple Pie Round Cardstock

•Dandelion

•Pale Pink

•Grass Green

•Tide Pool

•Phoenix Dotted Swiss

Embellishments:
•American Crafts Thickers

•Carolee's Creations Adornit Mini Alphabet Stickers

•Jenny Bowlin Label Strip Stickers (2, varies)

•Making Memories Wordfetti

•Cardstock Diet Cut Flowers

•Monogram Stickers

•Prima Baroque Blooms

•Bella Blvd Blooms a Bella (1, varies)

•Jotters

•Photo Corners

•Hampton Arts Studio G Clear Stamp

•1 yard May Arts Red Twill Ribbon - 3/8"

•1 yard May Arts White Velvet Ric Rac - 1/2"

•1 yard May Arts Light Blue Check Ribbon - 3/16"

•1 yard May Arts Pink Grosgrain with White Stitched Edge Ribbon - 3/8"

•1/2 yard May Arts sheer Light Green with Green and Orange Circle Ribbon - 1 1/2"
You can get it here!
This picture was taken at a Girl Scout camping trip that our whole family went on.  On the last day, we were taking pictures of the girls and Jeremy decided that he would be a goofball and run into the picture just as I was taking it.  His favorite saying is "What's Up?" and I think it was very fitting for this picture! He is truly a goofball, but we love him tremendously!
I used the Dream Street Papers from the March 2011 Crop Addict Kit and a piece of  "green" Bazzill cardstock that is in the kit. 
1. Cut the floral paper 81/2 X11 and then cut the blue piece about 3", the striped piece about 21/2" and the green piece about an 11/2".
2. Sew around the green piece of Bazzill two times with black thread and also inked it up with charcoal colorbox ink.
3. The green piece of paper that is 11/2" cut in on each of the lines to the next line on the graph.  The graph paper design really makes it easy to cut straight and have them be about the same width a part.  Curl your edges with by rolling with your fingers.
4.  Place all the pieces on top of the floral piece starting from the left with the blue, then the striped and then the curled green piece.
5. Sew around the outside edge.  When you get to the part that is curled go as far in as you can and then backstitch.  Cut your threads.  Move your needle, so you are under where it will be curled and start sewing.  Also, you can add some zig zag stitching in there to give it more dimension.
6. Using your scissors cut the scallop around the edge of the Dream Street Paper and then turn it over on the back.  Cut it about 6" long and then use the other side (printed black) to layer on top.
7. Cut the heart out of your Dream Street paper and place popdot on back.
8. Cut about a 3" piece of red ribbon and tie in a knot.  Place on your page with a popdot.  Then mono the edges down creating a pucker effect.
9. Run your charcoal color box ink pad along the cardstock to create a shadow.  Place your red letters on top...what a ... Then sew straight edge and change to zigzag stitch.  You may want to practice on a scrap sheet, so you know what it looks like and how your machine works.
10. Place American crafts fabric letters on green bazzill.
11. Cut out blank quote and put What's Up on it.  Attach to picture.
12. Using the scrap piece of green chart Dream Street paper, place behind the picture and journal the date on it.
13. Punch holes in the top right hand corner.  Place the metal brads from We R Memory Keepers that are located in the March Kit on your page.
Voila! All done!
If you have any questions, just let me know!
Hope you are having a great time on the blog hop and having a scrap happy day!
See you tomorrow!!!
I'm going to show you the rest of my projects that I created with the kit
and give you directions to another one of my projects!

3/04/2011

Featuring Bind It All Wires from Crop Addict!

So...are you having fun yet? If you need the details of the big PARTEEEE!
Check it out here on my blog! Lots of prizes and giveaways being handed out this weekend!



The picture doesn't show the color very well in this.  Bind It All wires! Yumm!
I was so excited that I actually used my Bind it All!
They really make a project look like it is well put together!
You can get them at Crop Addict here!
Lots of different sizes and colors are available and at a great price too!!!

I made this mini the other week.  It captures the memories that the girls and I have on a Girl Scout trip we took to New Jersey for the Beach Jam.  We didn't stay in a tent on the beach though! We stayed in a motel! I love looking at these pictures of myself because it reminds me of how  much weight I have lost!:)











Supplies Used:
paper: Fancy Pants
rubons: Fancy Pants
ink: Memento and sharpie markers
paint: Making Memories
letters: Piggytales and American Crafts

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!!


 

Crop Addict 5th Anniversary Blog Hop and Social Media Party!

Welcome to the Crop Addict 5th Anniversary Blog Hop and Social Media Party! To celebrate, we will be sharing lots of inspiration on our blogs, the FaceBook page, Twitter and our forum throughout the weekend. That’s right – the party starts at 6am PST on Friday, March 4th and goes through midnight PST on Sunday, March 6th. We hope you’ll join the fun all weekend long!



So here are the rules to our party. First, there is no limit to the number of entries you can receive into the prize drawing. Therefore, the more you visit all of our sites throughout the weekend and post comments, the more chances you have to win. But, only comments and posts made between 6am PST on Friday, March 4th and midnight PST on Sunday, March 6th count.



So here’s how you earn entries into the prize drawing…



1. Visit the Crop Addict blog and earn one entry for each comment you post there.

2. Visit our Design Team Member’s blogs and earn one entry for each Crop Addict-related blog post you comment on.


b. Sandi Johnson ...you are HERE!!!



3. Earn one entry if you become a fan of Crop Addict on Facebook and post on our FaceBook page that you became a fan .

4. Get one additional entry each time you post on the Facebook Page.
5. Earn one entry if you start following us on Twitter.
6. Get one entry each time you tweet back on Twitter.
7. Get one more entry if you join the Crop Addict forum . To log use this link: https://www.cropaddict.com/forum/login.php.

8. Get one more entry for each new topic you post on the Crop Addict forum.
9. Earn one entry for every product review in the Crop Addict shop. To log into the shop, use this link: https://www.cropaddict.com/shop/index.php?main_page=login. Please note that the shop has a separate log-in from the forum.

10. Earn one entry if you refer a friend to Crop Addict and they post in the refer-a-friend thread on the

And the amazing prizes are as follows:

A $5 gift certificate for everyone who plays. In order to receive the electronic gift certificate, you must setup a Crop Addict store account (https://www.cropaddict.com/shop/index.php?main_page=login).

Grand Prize - $100 worth of goodies (international winner will receive a $100 gift certificate)

Second Prize - $50 worth of goodies (international winner will receive a $50 gift certificate)

Third Prize - $25 worth of goodies (international winner will receive a $25 gift certificate)

 I'm offering an RAK too... to all of my followers who leave a comment on my blog this weekend! And if my follower number goes up by at least ten this weekend, I will give out two RAK's. 
On Monday, I will announce the winner(s). 
Can't wait to see you back here this weekend!!!:)

3/02/2011

Sketch #22 at LCTS

Isn't this a great sketch by Sue Kithcart on the Card Team at Let's Capture These Sketches!
As an added extra challenge she asked us to add a or some metal embellies!

and here's my take on the sketch....
Supplies used:
paper: My Little Shoebox
letters: My Little Shoebox
metal embelly: Making Memories
pompom ribbon: Stampin Up!

Are you ready to get your groove? Let's see what you create with some metal and the sketch!
Link it up here by Tuesday, March 8th at 11PM EST for a chance to be the next Card Guest Designer and 10% off your next LCOM order!
Hope you are having a scrap happy day!

3/01/2011

PageMaps Share, Scrapbooking.com Share and a How To for TrailMakers!


I was so thrilled when Becky Fleck from PageMaps emailed me and asked me if I would design a card based off the sketch above for the March Card Page Maps. 
 It was so much fun using my new CM Cricut Cartridge that I won
(and I never win anything! can't say that anymore!)

Supplies used:
paper: Graphic 45
cardstock: Stampin Up!
ink: Stampin Up!
stamps: My Pink Stamper
metal embellie: Stampin Up!
ribbon: unknown

Here's my page that was published in scrapbooking.com:

You can check the article out here if you want!
The new kit for The Paper Trail debuts today!
I made this really cute origami envelope with the kit contents.
March's Kit from The Paper Trail has "spring" written all over it! Especially since it's all the gorgeous papers from Graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime. I thought this would be a perfect pick me up for one of my friends who just can't wait for spring to come and loves to garden! The pattern paper is cut into an 81/2" square and then folded. It goes together so fast and is super easy!!!
Look at that beautiful button that comes in the kit too.
Hope the video below helps you to make some for your next party
or any small gift that you need to hold!
(Sorry for the static...not sure where it came from!)


From 2011-03-03

Have a great scrappy day!!!