Thursday, December 29, 2016


I had a project up at the Robin's Nest Blog a few days ago and wanted to share it here. These photos were taken during an ice storm we had when we lived up in Maine. It was absolutely gorgeous but we lost power for about 3 days. Thankfully we had a gas fireplace to keep us warm!

Robin's Nest Supplies

Other Supplies
Cranberry Ink
Washi Tape
Glimmer Chips

So I started with the Black & White Pine Tree Glitter Cardstock and decided I wanted to add some color to it. I used a tiny circle stencil and some cranberry ink and just randomly placed the stencil across the middle of the paper.

I then double matted the photos using both the Red Classic Swirl Glitter Cardstock and the Robins Egg Glitter Cardstock. I also added some of the white Ace of Diamond Dew Drops, one in each corner of the matted photos.

I decided I wanted even more color behind the photos so I added some strips of red and white polka dot washi tape behind them. I also added some red and white striped washi tape in both the top and bottom right corners. Over the washi tape in the top right corner I added several banners using the Red Classic Swirl Glitter Cardstock and the Robins Egg Glitter Cardstock. I also added a few snowflake glimmer chips on top of the banners using some of the Best Glue Ever by ScraPerfect.

The title was done using 2 completely different types of embellishments. I used the back side of one of the Rosy Cards and fussy cut it out for the beginning of the title. I also inked the edges with the cranberry ink.

The second part of the title was from the Crimson Winter Stickers. I wanted to pop them up so I patted the backs of the Winter letter stickers with the Perfect Crafting Pouch by ScraPerfect to remove the stickiness. I also inked the edges with some more of the cranberry ink.

The journaling block also came from the Crimson Winter Stickers and again I used the Perfect Crafting Pouch by ScraPerfect  to remove the adhesive backing and popped that up as well.

For the final touch I added some snowflakes from the Winter Snowflakes Glitter Chipboard collection. I also added a blue dew drop from the Primary Dew Drops collection to each of the snowflakes. And again I used some of the Best Glue Ever by ScraPerfect. That glue is only need to use a tiny bit of it and it holds so strong!

Here's another look at the final project

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Monday, December 26, 2016

Robin's Nest Sneak Peak

I've got a project up at the Robin's Nest Blog today. I hope you'll stop by the blog to check it out. Meanwhile, here's a sneak peak for you.

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Monday, December 19, 2016

Crafting with my Granddaughters

I've got a bit of a different post today. My granddaughters were here last week and we spent an afternoon crafting. They are 9 and 6 and I was pretty impressed with what they made....though I may be a little biased! lol They even came up with their own ideas on how to make their projects.

The Christmas tree was made by Cadence who is 9 years old. She was going to draw all the scalloped circles and then cut them out until I suggested I use my Cricut to cut them out. She had never seen a Cricut before but she picked up how to use it immediately and pushed me out of the way. She used 2 different colors of green paper and cut 8 circles out of each color and gradually reduced the size. (I think she started at 4 inches and reduced it by a 1/2 inch each time all the way down to a 1/2 inch for the last circle.) For the base she used an empty toilet paper roll, cut it in half and wrapped it in Washi tape. She cut out a red circle for the base and then found this doily cut, cut it using white cardstock and layered it on top of the red circle. For the trunk of the tree she used a wooden skewer and glued it to the base with the Best Glue Ever and then added all the scalloped circles. Of course they didn't stay separated so I suggested she add some Best Glue Ever along the skewer under each circle. Thank goodness for the No Clog Tip which made it so easy to get in between the layers. It also kept her from using too much glue since she didn't believe me when I told her she didn't need to use very much of the glue. 

She then decorated it using adhesive backed gems and glued a star to the top of the skewer using the Best Glue Ever. She was sure it wouldn't stick but I proved her wrong! That was as far as she got before they had to leave and she had no room to pack it in her luggage so I promised to mail it to her. I knew she wanted to make some presents for underneath the tree so I went ahead and made them for her....I know she'll be surprised.

 Here's a good view of the finished tree.

My other granddaughter, Brylie, who is 6 years old, wanted to make a Santa. On her own, while I was helping Cadence with the Cricut, she took the other half of the toilet paper roll and wrapped it in red paper and drew a black belt around it. For the face I used my Cricut and gave her all the pieces and she glued them all together on her own using the Best Glue Ever.  She did a great job and didn't use a ton of glue like her sister did. She was so proud of herself and ran right out and put it on our Christmas tree. She left it here so we could mail it to her and I decided to add the belt buckle, the pompom and some eyes for her. Not sure what those cuts along the bottom are but she insisted they be there. lol 

Then, of course, we had to clean up their hands, the floor of my scraproom and my desk. Naturally I grabbed my Best Cleaner Ever and went to town. I was really worried about my wood floor but it cleaned up perfectly! And since the Best Cleaner Ever is non-toxic I wasn't worried about using it on my granddaughters hands.

And now for my quick project. I had picked up several small gifts for the girls like a couple of stamp and ink sets (mom is gonna love me), stickers, small punch, lip gloss and lotion. Instead of wrapping them individually I grabbed a couple of glossy white gift bags and decided to decorate them as snowmen. I cut out the noses, scarves and all the black circles on my Cricut and glued them to the glossy white bags with the Best Glue Ever and it held immediately. Just love that works on everything! For the gift tags I took some adhesive backed tags and tapped the Perfect Crafting Pouch on the back to remove the stickiness, punched a hole in them and tied them to the handles. Quick and easy gift bags!

So it just goes to show that these ScraPerfect products are great for crafting with kids. I have to say the Best Cleaner Ever was a lifesaver. I didn't worry about them getting glue all over my desk or themselves because I knew it would clean right up easily. And I was so happy when the Best Cleaner Ever cleaned up my wood floors too!

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Friday, December 16, 2016

Vintage Valentine

I had a Vintage Valentine project up at The Robin's Nest a few days ago and wanted to share it here with you. I'm not sure if I'll turn this into a card or just use it as a Valentine's Day decoration.

Robin's Nest Products Used

Other Products Used

Black Ink
Cheese Cloth
Gold Mist

I started by layering the Red Glitter Paisley Cardstock and the Classic Roses Cardstock. I also inked the edges of the Classic Roses Cardstock with some black ink. I took some white cheese cloth and to get it to look old I sprayed it with some gold mist. It turned out perfect. I also sprayed some of the gold mist on the  Chipboard Glitter Heart Swirls to tone down the white. I placed the cheese cloth on top of the cardstock and then added the Chipboard Glitter Heart Swirls and the Orange Crush Cards to the top of the cheese cloth. I found the picture of the Victorian lady on Pinterest and printed it out cut it down and inked the edges with black ink. I layered that on top of the Orange Crush Card

I took the rose from the Rosy Cards and fussy cut it out and tucked it along side the photo and added the  Heart Dew Drop to the corner of the photo using the Best Glue Ever from ScraPerfect. It's just amazing how little you need and it doesn't show through the dew drops.

I added the Red Ace of Diamonds Dew Drops along with the Poinsettia Dew Drops to two of the corners of the project using some more of the Best Glue Ever from ScraPerfect and the Embellie Gellie from ScraPerfect. That tool makes it so easy to place those tiny little dew drops right where you want them.

And here's another look at my final project.

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Monday, December 12, 2016

Sneak Peak for Robin's Nest

I've got a project up at the Robin's Nest blog today. Our theme this month is winter or Valentine's. I've been doing a lot of winter projects so I decided to go with Valentine's Day. Here's just a sneak peak of my project. Please stop by the blog to see the whole project.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Christmas 2013

Here's a layout I did for the Robin's Nest Blog that I wanted to share her with you.  The photo is a few years old but I guess it's better scrapped late than never.

Robin's Nest Products

Other Products

Cricut Die Cuts
Pearl Mist
White Pen

To start I matted the photo on some of the Red Rope Glitter Cardstock and the Hunter Green with Gold Glitter Cardstock and layered it all on top of some of the Gold Classic Swirl Glitter Cardstock.

With my Cricut I cut out the poinsettia flowers and the holly leaves. I added some detail to the flowers with a white pen and then sprayed them with some pearl mist to give them a little sparkle. And of course I had to add some Metallic Gold Dew Drops to the flowers and some Christmas Dew Drops to the holly leaves. I also popped up the top layer of the flower and just the leafy part of the holly to give the page some dimension.

I added some Christmas burlap ribbon to the top and bottom of the layout and some gold stickers that I've had in my stash for many years. I never realized how pretty they were til I placed them on this layout.

I decided to go with a simple title and used the word Christmas from the Glitter Word Titles.

So does this layout get you in the mood for Christmas? It sure does for me!

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Christmas Treat Bags

I've got a Christmas treat bag tutorial up today at the ScraPerfect Blog. I hope you'll stop by and check it out. Be sure and leave a comment if you do! I do a lot of baking around the holidays and am always looking for creative ways to wrap them up for little gifts.

 I used two different bags here. The left one is a small plastic bag with a twist tie closure at the top. The right one is a small paper bag that I added red paper to the front and the black belt was cut on my Cricut. 

I used some plain old wooden clothespins, took them apart and colored them with a red sharpie. I figured that would be a lot easier not to mention quicker than trying to paint them.

Once I put them back together I was ready to start on the hats.

These are all the supplies I needed to make the Santa Hats.

I decided to use glitter cardstock and we all know how difficult it is to get anything to stick to it. I used the Best Glue Ever and it worked like a charm! I probably used more than I needed but I wanted to be sure it really held up since most of these treat bags will be going to kids. So, I glued the white strips to the bottom of the red triangles and then glued some smaller pom poms to one of the white strips and a bigger pom pom to the top of the triangle using the Best Glue Ever. I didn't add pom poms to both of the triangles but I suppose you could if you wanted to. Then I glued the front of the hat to one side of the clothespin and the back (the plain one) to the other side of the clothespin.

Here you can see how it opens so you can insert the top of the treat bag.

Quick and easy and pretty darn cute!

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Change Can Be Beautiful

Hello scrappy friends! There's a challenge up at the ScraPerfect blog today and it's about making your own borders. You can't use any machine or stitching to make your borders. Here's my entry for the challenge.

I love this photo of my granddaughters looking out over the water at the colorful fall foliage so I decided to use leaves as my border. I bought a small bag of fabric leaves at Michaels and then just glued them down using The Best Glue Ever from ScraPerfect. It worked so well. You only need a tiny bit of glue and it really holds the fabric leaves well. I love how the border turned out!

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