Saturday, July 4, 2015

The Everything ABC Blog Hop- Letter N

Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter N.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever  the crafter has chosen as their N element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you are at the beginning! 

My N's are Newsworthy, Notes, Nephew and New England Ivy! 

My nephew is a band director and his band got to play at Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) as the Texas Honor Band for Middle School.  This is a huge honor that they have to audition for!  Anyway, in San Antonio they had the TMEA and I got to go see the band play, it was amazing!  My Brother-in-law arranged the music and my nephew, his college instructor and a former student now in  college played a trio during the concert!  

So I figured it was definitely Newsworthy and there were Notes, beautiful ones!  The title and music Notes and treble clef were made from the Hannah Montana Cartridge!
The background paper is New England Ivy and the paper under the title is from the Yuletide Carol paper pack and had music in New England Ivy on it!
The Notes were cut out of the Black, Grey and Silver Glitter Paper!  It is much prettier in person!

Hope you enjoyed my N's and enjoy hopping through to see the different N's we all came up with!

Your next stop on our Everything ABC'S blog Hop is Lauren Moore - CTMHCraftings

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way :)
1. Linda Norman – Scrappy Therapy 
2. Lauren Moore - CTMHCraftings
3. Catherine Nowak ~ catscrapbooking  
4. Darlys Recker ~ CraftyHappy 
5. Sue Hoback - CuriousCrafter 

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Seaside Layout Class

Create 2 Layouts for $20 from the beachy Seaside papers and Complements! 
Everything is cut for you and the leftover paper is yours! Bring scissors, adhesive, pop dots and glue dots.
Sign up and Pay by July 6
To pay either mail me a check or pay in person or do paypal to using the friends and family payment! (call me if you need help to send a paypal payment!)

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

July Special - Jump On It July

During the month of July, when you purchase $25 in current, retail priced stamps, you qualify to receive either the July Stamp of the Month, My Acrylix® Life Is Wonderful, FREE or any one of the Hostess Rewards stamp sets featured in Annual Inspirations 2014–2015 or Seasonal Expressions 2 for only $5! 

That is a savings of up to $17.95 ! The July Stamp of the Month is a lovely, versatile stamp set that is a great match for your cards and layouts that celebrate all the wonderful things—big and small—that life has to offer. Additionally, the Hostess Rewards stamp sets have previously only been available as part of the Hostess Rewards program, which means now is the perfect opportunity to get those special stamp sets you’ve had your eye on! 

To get your FREE stamp set or your $5  Hostess Rewards stamp set, simply place an order for $25 of any current, retail priced stamps. This offer is available only during the month of July and applies only to the July Stamp of the Month and current Hostess rewards stamp sets, so spring into action and jump on this deal before it’s gone!

Below are the the Hostess sets and the Stamp of the Month you can choose from!

Stamp of the Month= FREE
S1507 My Acrylix
® Life Is Wonderful
B1455 My Acrylix® Be Jolly

C1593 My Acrylix® Hats Off
B1458 My Acrylix® Cuddly Salutations 

C1613 My Acrylix® Paper Bird
C1587 My Acrylix® Sing Glory

C1596 My Acrylix® Happy Hexagons 
D1615 My Acrylix® Sweet As Sugar 

B1477 My Acrylix® Exotic Flower
B1454 My Acrylix® Thanksgiving Wreath 

A1163 My Acrylix® Practical Planning
D1608 My Acrylix® Better with a Friend 

A1169 My Acrylix® Well Wishes 
C1614 My Acrylix® Tagged with Love 

Don't forget there are a LOT of stamps retiring at the end of August!  Get them now before they are GONE! Click here to see which ones are retiring!

Summer Layout Blog Hop

Welcome to the Summer Layout Blog Hop! 

Hopefully you just came from Sarah Fitzgerald's Blog- ClickWriteShare ! 
In preparing for my Seaside Layout Class using the Seaside paper and Complements from Close to My Heart, I came up with this fun beach layout inspired by one I found somewhere on the internet and can no longer find!! I found it!  
The seashells, Life's a beach and beach sign and title come from the stickers called the Seaside Complements which coordinate with the Seaside paper!

Seaside paper

Seaside Complements 

To hang the banners, I used our retired Baker's Twine and Hemp. I also inked the edges of everything with Saddle Ink and a Sponge.  The sand is Champagne paper distressed with two colors of ink and the chair was originally Colonial White and was distressed with Lagoon and Saddle Ink .

One hint I have to stretch your buck is to cut our Sponge into 6 to 8 pieces and use them and wash them after, for lots of use from a $1.25 product!

The flip flops have a touch of bling with the Bitty Sparkles.

Most everything is cut from the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge with supplementation from the Life's a Beach cartridge with the beach chair!

Check out my blog tomorrow for the second page of the Layout Class for more info on how to take the class or order the kit!

For the next stop on the Summer Layout Blog Hop go to Lynn Bisset-

If you get lost along the way here is the list of all the blogs!
1. Becki Adams
2. Debbie Hodge ‪
3. Sarah Fitzgerald
4. Linda Norman
5. Lynn Bisset
6. Diana Brinsley-

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

School Pictures- 3rd Grade

Most school pictures are not incredibly fun to scrap but I had fun with this one!  I searched Pinterest for school picture layouts and found one similar to this!  Digging through my old papers I found a few scraps from Scholastic and got to work!

The banners down the side seemed really plain, adding the Durable Square Studs, which are currently on sale in the While Supplies Last on my website!  Love the masculine touch it added!

The title is cut using my Explore and the Cricut Design Space using the Art Philosophy Cartridge!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #113- Father's Day Card

Father's Day, snuck up on me this year so I put this fun card together on Saturday for my Dad using the Sketch #113 for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

Jackson paper is perfect for Father's Day!  I wanted to make this sketch with a little different feel so instead of ribbon I used the Feathers stamp to take it's place!  

For the medallion I used the Holiday Tags stamps and the Father's Day stamp on it.  The frame is also from the same stamp set and cut with the Artiste Cricut Cartridge.  I took a chance and love the way it turned out!

We would love to see your version of the sketch!  Join us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

The Everything ABC Blog Hop- Letter M

Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter M.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever  the crafter has chosen as their M element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you are at the beginning!

This one was easy for me!  I was working on my normal scrapbooking a couple of weeks ago and made this page!

It uses the Mistletoe paper, Hannah Montana and Music!  It also is made up of miscellaneous scraps from the Mistletoe paper!  Most of the strips I used to make the background paper were less than one inch wide to start with!

The Hannah Montana Cricut cartridge had this alphabet on it that made the music title!  It was not very easy to get straight but it worked and was perfect for this page!

Your next stop on our Everything ABC'S blog Hop is  Darlys Recker-Crafty Happy

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way :)
1. Linda Norman- Scrappy Therapy
2. Darlys Recker-Crafty Happy
3. Catherine Nowak ~  
4. Sue Hoback - CuriousCrafter3 
5. Lauren Moore- CTMH Craftings