Wednesday, May 24, 2017

A Pretty Little Purse For A Princess' Special Day

Hello Scrappy Friends! Here's a cute little purse I made for my granddaughter's 10th birthday. She's spending her birthday at Disney so I just had to go with a princess theme.

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I started by cutting and scoring the purse with my Cricut and the Girl Crown Glittered Cardstock.

Then folded along the scored lines.

I cut the scepter out of the Gold Glitter Cardstock and Pink Grapefruit Glitter Cardstock.

I glued the two pieces together using the Best Glue Ever by ScraPerfect. This glue works exceptionally well gluing anything onto glittered cardstock. It just gets down into all the little nooks and crannies and holds so well. I also glued the dew drops onto the scepter using the Best Glue Ever by ScraPerfect along with the Embellie Gellie by ScraPerfect. The Embellie Gellie makes it so easy to place the tiny little Dew Drops in exactly the right place. 
I cut a small length of the Rosy Straw and tied and glued it around the handle of the scepter.

Again, using the Best Glue Ever by ScraPerfect, I glued the purse together. This glue makes it so easy to get everything lined up perfectly since it doesn't dry immediately. I glued the decorated scepter and additional Dew Drops to the front of the little purse, tied a couple of ribbons to the handles and filled it with tissue paper and a couple of gift cards. I just think this is so cute!

Hope you have a scrappy day and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Every Beautiful Princess Deserves A Special Birthday Card

I've got a project up today over at the ScraPerfect Blog. It's a special birthday card for our little princess who's turning 10 this month. She gets to go to Disney to celebrate her special day so I just had to make it a princess theme.


I decided to break out my Color Bursts and get real  messy! The background is a mix of pink and purple color bursts on watercolor paper. Then I added some stars using a stencil and some glass bead paste. The shaker castle has been in my stash forever so it felt good to dig it out and finally use it. It was kind of plain so I added some Stickles and Nuvo Crystal Drops. The  10 was cut with my Cricut. 
What made this card come together so quickly was the Best Glue Ever.

This glue is the best for adhering things to glitter paper or rough paper. It was perfect for attaching the watercolor paper to the black glitter paper and then attaching the castle to the rough watercolor paper with the glass bead stars on it. I know if I had used my tape runner it wouldn't have held together as it has with the Best Glue Ever. I can't imagine crafting without it!

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Friday, May 19, 2017

How To Make Pretty Embellishments Out Of Buttons

I've got an embellishment project up today at the ScraPerfect Blog. It shows a fun way to make some pretty embellishments out of large buttons. I've had these big buttons for years and never could figure out what to do with them. They seemed so plain and boring! Then it hit me.....decorate them!

To start I wiped them clean using the Perfect Cleaning Cloth. Then I used the Best Glue Ever to add the Mica Flakes, beads and glitter to a portion of each button.

Then I dug through my stash and added flowers, lace, pearls, charms and more buttons. You can really have fun with this part and add anything you want. I think it would be fun to make several in one theme, like Christmas or Halloween.  Anyway, these were really easy to make using the Best Glue Ever. Since it adheres to everything, I didn't have to use a different glue for the metal or pearls. The Best Glue Ever held it all and the No Clog Writing Tip made it so easy to use just a tiny bit of the glue.

So now I have some pretty embellishments that I can use on some future layouts.

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Monday, May 15, 2017


I'm so excited as this is my first post for the Sketches In Thyme blog. I love their sketches and really enjoyed working with the sketch for this week.

And here's the sketch

I love the simplicity of this sketch. I don't usually do layouts with this much white space but I have to admit I really like it. It just brings the photo right into focus.

Please come join us and play along! Hope to see you there!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

How To Get The Most Out Of Using Your Scraps

Hi all! I have a layout up at The Robin's Nest Blog that was made using up scraps of some of my favorite Robin's Nest papers. They were all different weird sizes so I decided to cut different size triangles out of them.

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I started with a green piece of cardstock for the background and added some dimension in a couple of places using modeling paste and a stencil.

I then took my scraps of Pink Glittered Leopard CardstockRosy Chevron Cardstock (reverse side)Rosy Diamond Cardstock (reverse side) and Spring Stripe Glitter Cardstock and cut different sizes of triangles using my Cricut. 

I matted the photo with some white cardstock and placed that on top of my triangles.

Decided it needed some more triangles so cut some smaller ones and randomly placed them around.

I used some wood veneer for the title and covered it using some ScraPerfect products. I coated the wood with some of the Best Glue Ever let it dry and get tacky and then laid the Transfer Foils on top and burnished with my finger. Pulled it off and the foil had transferred to the wood. I also took some pink gelatos and ran them across some areas of the modeling paste just to give it some more definition.

Next, I had some bright pink wood veneer butterflies that needed a little dressing up and what better way than to add some Diamond Dew Drops. The easiest way to do this is with some more of the Best Glue Ever with the No Clog Writing Tip attached. I also used the Embellie Gellie  for exact placement of the Diamond Dew Drops.

For the final parts I added some of the Butterfly Dew Drops along with one of the Glitter Word Titles and Rosy Cards.

See what you can do with some of your scraps!
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Mother's Day Card

It's National Scrapbook Day and we're celebrating with a mini crop at Creative Inspiration . I've got a challenge in the mini crop where you have to use some twine, ribbon or string on your project. I decided to make a Mother's Day card for my stepdaughter and decided to add some twine.

I used several different techniques on this card. The flowers were done using a stencil and ink and then embossed with clear embossing powder to make them shiny. I then used a different stencil and modeling paste for the design on the left side. Once the paste dried I applied some metallic gelatos using my finger to add a touch of color. Then I just stamped the sentiment, embossed it and added the butterfly and twine.

I hope you'll stop by Creative Inspiration and join in our NSD celebration. There are lots of fun challenges and even some games and prizes. You have until Sunday May 14th to enter one or all of the challenges.

Thanks for stopping by! 

Friday, May 5, 2017

Cactus Garden

I've got a challenge up today at Creative Inspiration. It's our Friday Inspiration and I decided to use a mood board of pinks and greens for this challenge.

And here's the mood board

I hope that you will stop by and join us. We have lots of fun challenges going on and we'd love to have you play along with us.

Happy Scrapping Everyone!

How To Make A Grungy Masculine Card With ScraPerfect

I've got a post up on the ScraPerfect Blog today on how to make a messy, grungy, masculine card. I had so much fun getting messy with this one. This card is for my baby brother who is turning the big 50 this year.

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To start I used a stencil and some modeling paste to prepare the background of the card and let that dry.

Once dry I applied a very thin layer of the Best Glue Ever using a sponge brush. I let some of the glue seep between the raised surfaces as I wanted to make this look really grungy.

I waited until the glue was tacky and then laid one of the Transfer Foils on top and burnished it with my finger. I didn't want to cover everything with the foil so I just did it randomly. This is how it came out.

Since it was still a little tacky where I hadn't used any of the Transfer Foils, I took the Perfect Crafting Pouch and tapped it all over the top. 

Then  I used the Perfect Cleaning Cloth to clean up all the powder left from the pouch. Here's a photo that shows one side before using the Perfect Cleaning Cloth  and the other side after.

I then used a stencil and some red ink to add the circles in the right top corner and lines along the bottom edge. I die cut everything else using my Cricut and Cuttlebug and then assembled it all on a black base. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Tickled Pink

I've got a quick and easy card I'd like to share with you. I recently bought some new stamps and couldn't wait to play with them. They are all sentiment stamps and some of them are super cute.
This card is also part of the April Mini Crop over at Creative Inspiration. I hope you'll stop by and play along with some or all of our fun challenges going on.

I used some Core'dinations Hocus Pocus paper and embossed the flowers with my Cuttlebug and then sanded them a bit more to get the pink to show through. Then I stamped the sentiment with pink ink and embossed it with some clear embossing powder. I punched both ends with a border punch and then added some pink Nuvo Crystal Drops.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Cutest Best Friends at Their First Communion

I've got a quick and easy layout up at the ScraPerfect Blog today. I just love this photo of my granddaughter and her best friend so I wanted to keep the layout simple so the photo wouldn't get lost with a lot of embellishments.

All the papers used were from my scrap pile except for the background but I have to admit I've had that paper for many years. The photo mat is from a store bought card I received and saved because it was so pretty. It's hard to see but it's an embossed shiny pale pretty. I've had those paper strips hanging around my desk for quite a while so I decided to use them before they got all messed up. It was so easy to get them lined up nice and straight because I used the Best Glue Ever. It doesn't dry right away so you have time to line up everything perfectly. 

The flowers were added using a stencil and white gesso. While the gesso was still wet I sprinkled on a couple of different colors of glitter. I shook off the excess and then got out my handy Perfect Cleaning Cloth to clean the rest of the glitter off the page. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Driving Down Beautiful And Breathtaking Skyline Drive

I recently had a layout up on the Robin's Nest Blog about my vacation drive along Skyline Drive in Virginia.

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I started by designing and cutting the background leaves out on my Cricut. I then backed them using some Getaway Glitter Cardstock (reverse side)Forest Trees Speciality Paper and both sides of the Red Plaid Linen Cardstock. I used some of the Best Glue Ever by ScraPerfect and that made it so much easier to line up the backing on the leaves. It doesn't dry right away so you have time to get it lined up perfectly.

I matted the photos with some dark green cardstock and placed the little The View tab from the Outdoors Stickers above the top photo along with a leaf shaped piece of wood veneer.

I cut out some arrows using the Hunter Green with Gold Glitter Cardstock and placed them in the top corner and along the bottom of the layout. I also scattered several of the  River Bed Tear Drops around the page because I just can't seem to do a layout without them.

Here's another look at my layout

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Sunday, April 9, 2017

How To Make A Retro Masculine Birthday Card

Today I have a retro style masculine birthday card up on the ScraPerfect blog.  I always have a hard time with masculine cards and needed one quickly so I went to Cricut Design Space to see what I could come up with. This was a perfect image for the birthday boy as he is an entertainer and does mostly impersonations of older performers!

This was a quick and easy card but using the Best Glue Ever really makes it come together nicely. I always use it to layer paper on top of a base card. Since the glue doesn't dry right away you have time to get it lined up perfectly. I also used the  Best Glue Ever to add the fussy cut image and little music notes and if any seeps out you can always use the Perfect Crafting Pouch to get rid of the glue and and then use the Perfect Cleaning Cloth to get rid of the leftover residue from the pouch.

For the inside of the card I added a little pocket to hold a gift card for the birthday boy. Again I used the Best Glue Ever along with the Perfect Crafting Pouch and the Perfect Cleaning Cloth.  These three products make crafting so much easier. I can't imagine not using them every time I scrap.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

How To Make An Iris Folding Easter Card

Hello Scrappy Friends! I recently took an Iris Folding Card Class and decided to try one on my own. I made several of these type of cards years ago and forgot how fun it was. This is the perfect card for using up some of your scraps. I have a stash challenge up at Creative Inspiration also and used this card for the challenge. You don't have to make an Iris Folded Card, you just need to use scrap papers and stickers on your project.

You can find all sorts of different patterns just by searching online. Once you have a pattern printed out, you'll need to cut the pattern out and place it on your paper where you want the design to be.

Then you need to trace around the pattern. I only needed to trace around the top pattern of this design since I cut the bottom out of cardstock.

And now the hard part, at least for me. You have to cut out the pattern and you have to be very careful while doing so.

Then place it over top the original pattern that shows you where to place your strips of paper. I used washi tape to hold it in place. Each pattern will tell you where to place the different papers you use. This one called for 3 different patterned papers which you can see off to the right side in the photo below.

Cut strips of paper 1 1/2" wide and fold in half lengthwise. Using the guide provided with the pattern, start at #1 and put the appropriate strip on the pattern. The class I took told us to use scotch tape to adhere the paper strips but I used the Best Glue Ever and it was so much easier to position the strips correctly.  The photo below shows all the layers done except for the last 3. 

The center of the pattern is called the Iris and you should cover it with holographic or glitter paper. I decided to use a bright yellow glitter paper.

Once I finished it and removed the pattern from it I found that some of the glue had leaked through. I just grabbed  the Perfect Crafting Pouch and patted it all over the front of the card and then wiped it off using the Perfect Cleaning Cloth. It got rid of all the stickiness and cleaned it up beautifully.

Iris Folding can be quite bulky so I ended up popping this up on the card. I cut out the bottom pattern in printed cardstock and then added some grass and found some old stickers in my stash that went so well with this card.

Here's another look at the finished card

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