Wednesday, February 23, 2011

My First Blog Award & Catch-up

Yay! I was given a blog award by Jackie at Scrapping Latina! Thanks so much Jackie! I was super surprised since I am by no means a big wig in the blogging world. But I think this award will motivate me to post more and share more with other crafty bloggers.

The Liebster Blog award is given to bring new blogs to light. It's a great way to share blogs that might not otherwise be seen or ones you want to share with others.

As a recipient you must share the love and pay it forward by:
1. Creating a post where you blog about the Liebster award & reveal your 3-5 blog picks
2. Let them know you chose them
3. Copy & paste the blog award on your blog
4. Have faith that your followers will rally & show their crafty love back out to those you awarded
5. Have fun!

I had a really hard time finding newer bloggers since most blogs I visit have been around for a while and have a very large following. So I just picked three that I follow and I thought deserved some recognition.

Enjoy your awards bloggy friends!

Now I know Valentine's is over but I wanted to share a pic of the LOVE banner swap we had over at ScrapaholicsQClub. And I wanted to say thanks to all the girls that participated. Everyone did a lovely job.

Next, I wanted to share a couple of layouts I completed that were started at a Little Blue House Page Builder's session. These were done using a Brenda Pinnick kit I got from QVC a few years ago. With some embellies from other suppliers such as Fancy Pants felt and Making Memories journaling spot and brads and rhinestones.
Sorry, these pics aren't the best. I just took them from my work table.
So that's all I have for now. Thanks again to Scrapping Latina for the sweet recognition.


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Belated Happy Everything!!

Okay, so I missed wishing everyone Happy Holidays and Happy New Year. But I didn't forget to pop in and wish you a Happy Valentine's Day.

Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Are you ready for it? Did you get all the people you love a token? We're not big on Valentine's but I do love all the cute products and ideas that are available for this holiday. So, when I found some great digital art, I decided to make cards out of them.

Now, I'm not a big digital designer, but sometimes I love the ease of just printing and creating with none of the mess. I just used some glitter, an Anna Griffin border punch, some twine and scalloped scissors and voila! Simple and cute.

These adorable digital prints were downloaded from It's a Crafty Life and Eighteen25. Thanks for the great art ladies!

Next, a friend and I decided to try our hand at making some milk cartons without the Stamping Up Die. We found a bunch of video tutorials on YouTube and managed to create our own and design our own carrier. Here's my take on them.

Aren't these precious?! And no die needed! I am going to fill them up with some Valentine yummies for my sweetie. Once I get a chance, I will post a tutorial for these on ScrapaholicsQClub in the near future. So keep an eye out for that if you want to make your own for Easter, Mother's Day or whenever. I used Little Yellow Bicycle Paper for this one and a Martha Stewart heart punch.

Next, I leave you with a scrap page I just created. Yep, these pictures are from 2003, but hey are you all caught up on your scrapping?

Here's a close up of the glitter and foil effects on the paper.
The paper was DCWV autumn stack and the die cuts were purchased at Michaels. I've had them for a couple of years now so I don't remember what company made them. I created the collage on my computer with Foto Fusion. I love their collage program; it's super simple and quick to make great collages. I purchased their program about 5 years ago and I still love it.

Well, that's all I have for you today. Stay tuned next time when I show you how to weave a basket out of corn husks... HA! Soooo, not happening.

Stop by SQC and say hello sometime!