Thursday, June 30, 2011

No Cutter Needed, School Scrapbook Layout

OK, I will give you the bad news first...
My cutter (crapcut) finally bit the dust. It is doing some crazy things. Only cutting half of my designs....silly bug. So, now I am completely cutterless until I get my new Lynx (hopefully next week)! I thought I was going to go nuts until I came up with a plan to do some "cutterless" scrapbooking and use up some of my supplies that have been just hanging out here forEVER.

The good news:
I recently won a surprise rak from Nana at My Paper Treehouse. When I received it in the mail I was immediately in love with it. It was the "School Spirit" Collection from Crate Paper. I absolutely love everything included in this collection and the colors are wonderful. So, of course, while I was on my "cutterless" scrapbooking adventure I just had to use it. Here are the results. I love this layout!









I had a great time going cutter free on this layout and plan to again very soon....Till my Lynx comes home anyway!!

Thanks Nana for the fabulous collection!!
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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Fabulous Giveaway at Creating from the Heart!

Melissa from Creating from the Heart is having an amazing giveaway. Head on over there and get in on a chance to win these awesome prizes!!

~ A $150 Gift Card to Michael's Crafts!!


~ Spellbinders GRAND Labels 11 (This is the big one)


AND a....

~ Spellbinders Grand Calibur Machine
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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Summer Lovin' Freebies

I have been working on a Summer scrapbook page and wanted to share my latest creation with you. I am giving this sun svg file as well as the Summer Lovin' digi stamp as my fabulous freebies today.

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Click here to download the "SUMMER LOVIN" Digi Stamp.

Click here to download the "SUN" svg file.
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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Paper Bag 'Classmate Autograph' Album

School is almost out for our kids here in the norteast and I wanted to create something special for my daughter. She will be attending school in NC next year and will miss her friends here in NY very much. I wanted to make this album for her so that her classmates could write some "goodbye" notes or possibly give her their phone numbers so that they can keep in touch. I found this fabulous tutorial from Follow the Paper Trail for making paper bag albums. Check it out HERE.
So, I started with the medium sized paper bags and created her album using the 'All About Girls' stack from DCWV.


Throughout the album, I used some Jolee's and K&Co Stickers.

I printed out a small class photo and glued it to a mat, added ribbon, and inserted it into the pocket I created. I am also going to add a photo of her teacher on the outside of the pocket.
If you haven't tried one of these paper bag albums yet, you are missing out. I had so much fun creating this! My daughter absolutely loves it and can't wait to have all her friends leave notes for her.
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Monday, June 6, 2011

'All Jacked Up in June' Hop WINNER!!!

I hope you all had time to hop along with us over the weekend. If not, you missed a "jacked up" good time. It was my first time hosting a blog hop and I must say, I couldn't have had a better group of girls participate with me! Hugs to everyone who hopped along with us and left the much appreciated comments. I will definitely be doing another hop again! Now on to the good stuff.......

The winner of the complete Cri-Kits gel pen set including 1 holder is................................


#10 Misty said...

Awesome project! That is a very pretty green! And don't feel bad, most of my crafting is done on my small kitchen table with supplies Everywhere!
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
Congrats Misty!! I will be sending an email this morning to get your address.

'Til next time, Stay Scrappy!!
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Sunday, June 5, 2011

'All Jacked Up in June' Blog Hop Day 2

WELCOME TO DAY 2 OF THE 'ALL JACKED UP IN JUNE' BLOG HOP!


Thank you all for joining us today. I hope you all came by to check out yesterday's project. If not, you can simply scroll down when your finished with this one. The theme for this hop was inspired by the term 'All Jacked Up'. So I decided to highlight projects that included altered "jacked up" items, use of "jacked up" scrap items, and of course, the fabulous cocktail themed projects.

My project for Day 2 is a cocktail related gift card holder. Please peek responsibly!




Recipe:

DCWV Paper
ZIG 2 way glue pen
Martha Stewart - Carrara Marble glitter glue for the salt on the rim-This stuff was great as salt and is great as snow too ;)
My freebie Margarita Glass svg/mtc file (Which I'm giving to you all today!)
And Make-the-Cut  (Honestly don't know how I ever crafted without the amazing software!!)

  
To download the freebie svg/mtc files click the following link:  MARGARITA GLASS

Now on to some blog candy. I am giving away a complete set of Cri-Kits gels pens with a holder to one lucky hopper.


To be eligible for this candy, you must do the following:
  • Become a follower of my blog
  • Like me on Facebook

  • And leave a comment on my post as well as on ALL the other blogs included in this hop. Please don't forget to leave a way to contact you in case you win!
The hop will end June 5th at midnight EST. I will announce the winner of the hop on Monday, June 6th. Good Luck to you all.


Your next stop is the amazing Janice at http://www.cricutconfessions.com/. Enjoy the hop!!

Here is the complete lineup, just in case you get "jacked up" and lose your way:

  1. Patti  ~ www.shortnscrappy.com - YOU ARE HERE
  2. Janice ~ www.cricutconfessions.com
  3. Michelle ~ www.peanutbutterandjellydesigns.blogspot.com
  4. Karel ~ www.kareljcreations.com
  5. Jamie ~ www.glitterstampsandpaperohmy.com
  6. Lynda ~ www.lyndascreativetouches.blogspot.com
  7. Katie O. ~ www.katieoscreations.blogspot.com
  8. Katie W. ~ www.ktsangels.blogspot.com
  9. Bridgette ~  www.nutsaboutcuts.com
  10. Jessica ~ www.jessicascropcorner.blogspot.com
  11. Rebecca ~ www.craftingmisfit.blogspot.com
  12. Yvette ~ www.cre8tivegirls.blogspot.com
  13. Kathryn ~ www.creationswithkathryn.com
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Saturday, June 4, 2011

'All Jacked Up in June" Blog Hop

WELCOME TO DAY 1 OF THE 'ALL JACKED UP IN JUNE' BLOG HOP!


Thank you all for joining us today. I am very excited to be hosting my very first blog hop. This hop is a lot like me...short and sweet (I guess that depends on who you talk too..he he)! Grab a cocktail or coffee, depending on your timezone, and enjoy the fabulous projects created by some super creative crafters...it's 5 o'clock somewhere, after all!!
The theme for this hop was inspired by the term 'All Jacked Up'. So I decided to highlight projects that included altered "jacked up" items, use of "jacked up" scrap items, and of course, the fabulous cocktail themed projects.

I decided to do an altered 'Jacked Up' item for my first project. I was totally inspired by a free paint sample I received and a $6.00 DCWV stack (Mango Frost) that I got on sale at TJ Maxx. I just loved the colors in the paper stack and when I received my paint sample, I immediately started working on this project. Here is the paint sample:

New Grass Green. I loved it the second I opened it.

This is a picture of my very "Jacked Up" frame. I got it from my MIL. I had some old farmhouse print or something to that effect but I pitched it a long time ago. I have just been waiting to find a project for this frame. As you can see the mirror has had some sort of acid removal in the center and was barely hanging on there.


I was worried that the paint would cover the "embossing" on the wooden frame but it came out really well. Still loving the green!!



And ... drumroll please....This is my finished project. I finally created a frame piece with the name of my blog for my craftroom....uhumm....I mean craft area. I'm still waiting for that genie to grant my third and final wish for the craft room.



 I LOVED doing this project and I am so happy to share it with you today.
  

Now on to some blog candy. I am giving away a complete set of Cri-Kits gels pens with a holder to one lucky hopper.


To be eligible for this candy, you must do the following:
  • Become a follower of my blog
  • Like me on Facebook

  • And leave a comment on my post as well as on ALL the other blogs included in this hop. Please don't forget to leave a way to contact you in case you win!
The hop will end June 5th at midnight EST. I will announce the winner of the hop on Monday, June 6th. Good Luck to you all.

  
Your next stop is the amazing Janice at http://www.cricutconfessions.com/. Enjoy the hop!!

Here is the complete lineup, just in case you get "jacked up" and lose your way:

  1. Patti  ~ www.shortnscrappy.com - YOU ARE HERE
  2. Janice ~ www.cricutconfessions.com
  3. Michelle ~ www.peanutbutterandjellydesigns.blogspot.com
  4. Karel ~ www.kareljcreations.com
  5. Jamie ~ www.glitterstampsandpaperohmy.com
  6. Lynda ~ www.lyndascreativetouches.blogspot.com
  7. Katie O. ~ www.katieoscreations.blogspot.com
  8. Katie W. ~ www.ktsangels.blogspot.com
  9. Bridgette ~  www.nutsaboutcuts.com
  10. Jessica ~ www.jessicascropcorner.blogspot.com
  11. Rebecca ~ www.craftingmisfit.blogspot.com
  12. Yvette ~ www.cre8tivegirls.blogspot.com
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Friday, June 3, 2011

'All Jacked Up in June' Blog Hop Tomorrow!!




Please join us tomorrow for my 'All Jacked Up in June' Blog Hop. Projects will consist of altered "jacked up" items, cocktail themed projects (of course, I had to add this one!), or projects that will utilize those "jacked up" scraps going to waste. It should be a JACKED UP good time. Hope to see you all back here tomorrow!
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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Winners for 'May Comments Giveaway' and MTC Blog Hop

Random.org was used to chose the winners today.

The first giveaway was the 'May Comment' givewaway. Random.org chose Post #3 titled "Make the Cut Mania",and comment 2 from that post. And the winner is.................

Congrats Katie!! Hope you enjoy your goodies!


The other givewaway was for the Make-the-Cut! Blog Hop. And the $10 SVG Place gift certificate goes to......


Congrats Steph!! I know you will love SVG Place. I will have designs up for grabs there also very soon.


I have sent both ladies emails to let them know they are WINNERS!!!!
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