Tuesday, March 27, 2012

You Are

Recently, we took 3 of our 4 grandkids to San Antonio for a few days of fun. (sorry you missed it Rachel!) I was able to capture this adorable picture of Kalista as she climbed up and sat on a bench. Isn't she just the cutest?!  The surrounding colors were perfect for the outfit she had on. It's hard to tell, but there are cherries and hearts on her dress. That is where the inspiration for the title came from.

Here are some close ups of the embellishments. I got the corrugated hearts from The Funkie Junkie shop.I stacked them and added a button.

I designed the cherries in Inkscape and then cut them out on the Cricut.

The butterfly is made from both the large and small MS punches.

Challenges Entered
Flutter by Wednesdays - Anything Goes
Lasting Memories - Layer Up

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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Built Tough

I have been sick lately and haven't had any mojo. So I went in search of some inspiration. This is what I found on Keep It Simple Scrapbooks. I couldn't find the name of who designed it, but it really caught my eye, and I still had some of the A Boys Life collection by Echo Park. There are very few differences in the inspirational one and the one I created.

the inspiration

my take

almost identical huh? I think this is the first time I have lifted and used almost all the same elements.

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Thursday, March 15, 2012


We have a special papercrafts challenge for you today! The Paper Variety has teamed up with ScrapFIT to offer you 2 challenges in one!

The Paper Variety has created a sketch challenge and ScrapFIT has offered up a jounaling challenge. Put them together and you will get an awesome layout and a chance to WIN a prize from both places!

The Paper Variety's sketch challenge...

and ScrapFIT's Workout #64 journaling challenge-
Its Easy as 1, 2, 3...
The 'Its Easy as 1, 2, 3..' Workout is here and all you have to do is list out numerically your journaling on your layout! This could be a list of your Top 10 favorite moments from last year, a list of goals for the new year or the countless reason you love ScrapFIT (Just kidding!). Show us your numbered list!

Be sure to incorporate this journaling workout with the TPV sketch above so you can enter your layout at both places!

The randomly chosen challenge winner at TPV will receive Bo Bunny's Alora collection kit!
TPV will award a random commenter this fun Echo Park "A Boy's Life" collection kit!

For your chance to win A Boy's Life, just comment on both todays ScrapFIT Workout #64 post HERE and todays TPV challenge post HERE. You needn't enter our dual challenge to win this prize. This is simply a giveaway just for leaving a comment at each blog! :)

For my project.................

I used the A Boy's Life collection for my layout. There are so many great papers in the collection, it was hard to decide which to use. I cut some of the banners and stars from them, as well as, a few from card stock which I ran through the Cuttlebug. The little banners at the top of the  journaling block are stickers that come in the kit as well. I used tiny alpha numbers to number the list.

Now hop on over to ScrapFIT to see how their team worked this Sketch Workout! Enter your layout at TPV and ScrapFIT for a chance to win prizes at both places!

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

How to make a 6x6 envelope without a score board

Today is my day to host a tutorial for The Paper Variety. I did have one pre posted and it did post, but this evening I realized I posted the wrong one. So here is the correct one.

Want to make a 6x6 envelope that coordinates with your card, but don't have a score board? Well, in this tutorial you will learn how in a few simple steps.

card stock

Cut the card stock to 10x10 inches. Find the center point, as well as the center points along each side. Place a small tick mark.

Going from tick mark to tick mark diagonally
using a ruler, fold toward the center tick mark making a crease
  continue around all four corners

fold two corners across from one another toward center
add adhesive to outer edge of bottom flap, then fold up over
the two side flaps. envelope is done!

add card, add adhesive to outer edge of flap and seal. 
now you have a coordinating envelope ready to mail
your 6x6 card.
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I so totally posted the wrong tutorial! The right one will be posted shortly.

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Friday, March 2, 2012


Did you come hop along with the Shabby Accents Blog Hop? Did you leave a comment? If you answered yes to both of these questions, you could be a WINNER!

The winner of my blog candy is....SILVIA  from Silly Scraps blogspot

and the Grand Prize of $15.00 gift certificate to The Funkie Junkie on etsy and $20.00 gift certificate to Sa Crafters on zibbet is......CAROLYN  from Slap Happy Scrappy blogspot

CONGRATS LADIES! please email me at scrappyartcrafters at yahoo dot com with your info so I can get you your prizes. Pin It

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Tic Tac Toe

Don't you just love a good game of Tic Tac Toe?  That is the challenge this week at The Paper Variety. I love this challenge, though it is always hard to made the choice of which challenge to do. For this one, I did row three down. Emboss, make a card, and die cut.

I did the embossing and die cut in one, using the Spellbinders dies. While it was still in the template, I inked the inside edges. After stamping the image and adding the tiny types, I coated the die cut with Distress crackle paint in clear rock candy. Once dry, I went over it again with distress inks and used a damp paper towel and softly rubbed it off, leaving the ink in the cracks. I love how it turned out.

If you want tiny cracks as I did, apply a lighter coat. The thicker the coat, the larger the cracks.

The roses and seam binding started out white. I used my water pen and distress inks to dye them to fit my needs.

Now head on over to The Paper Variety to see which row or column will challenge you. The sponsor for this challenge is Crop Chocolate.

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