Tuesday, June 19, 2012


I'm SO sorry for the delay in getting this posted - I was super sick last week with the stomach flu!  :(  I haven't been that sick in quite awhile and boy did it throw me for a loop and I was out of commission for several days!  Then as soon as I was back on my feet, I was back to work for 3 nights and now I finally have time to draw the winner of my ScrapbookSteals blog hop giveaway!!

Random.org drew...

Heather - I will be sending you an email shortly!  :)

Thanks everyone for your sweet comments and for those who became new followers - I'm glad to have you!  I hope to get back in my scrap room and get creative again soon!!  Have a great week!

Friday, June 8, 2012

ScrapbookSteals blog hop!!

Good morning and welcome to the June ScrapbookSteals blog hop!!  You should be coming from Becky's blog - if you just happened upon our hop, please go back to the beginning here so you don't miss out!!

I was thrilled to be picked to be a part of this blog hop, I am a very loyal ScrapbookSteals shopper - I love the quick shipping and vast variety of scrapbooking supplies offered!  And it doesn't hurt that they post steals twice a day now, at 10a and 10p (CST) - so two times a day to find great deals and expand your stash of scrapbooking supplies!!

We were all given American Crafts Glitter Tape to use on our projects today - I have to admit, I was very intimidated by this product!!  I racked my brain, trying to come up with a good use for it!  I don't often use glitter in my projects, so I wasn't sure what to do with it and still stay true to my usual style!  But at the same time, it was a challenge to think outside the box and make something I wouldn't normally!!

I ended up making cards, several different types, trying to highlight this fun product!!

The first one is a birthday card for my niece - she's having a swimming party for her birthday, so what a perfect summer theme - popsicles!!  I used pops2eat stamp set from The Stamps of Life - I lined up 4 rows of the glitter tape on cardstock then stamped the popsicle stamp on it and cut it out - it worked perfectly!  Then I stamped the popsicle sticks onto the kraft cardstock base, added a banner piece of printed paper that I hand cut, then tied some twine in pink and green to match the popsicles, then stamped a sentiment from the same pops2eat stamp set!

For the inside, I stamped popsicles, again from the pops2eat set and a birthday sentiment from birthday2celebrate, then attached the cardstock using 2 pieces of the glitter tape!!  

I was really happy how this card turned out and according to my husband (I was working so couldn't go to her party), her card was a huge hit with her and all the moms at the party - so that's always great to hear!!  :-)

I made a thank you card, using the gold glitter tape as flower centers!  I attached several rows of the glitter tape to a piece of cardstock, then used a circle punch to punch it out.  Then I used 2 different colors of twine to make the flower petals.  I stamped the stems using stamps from the mums2stamp set, the thank you sentiment was from the same set.

I tore a piece of green cardstock to serve as the grass and tied another pice of twine around the card base! 

For my next card, I made a get well card for my stash.  I used this fantastic sketch from Monday Card Madness on the ScrapbookSteals blog - you will definitely be seeing cards from me often using this   sketch - I had so much fun with it!!  There's always SO much in the way of scrapbooking ideas and  inspiration on the SS blog, the sketches have helped me get so much scrapbooking and card making done lately!

I used the Latte stack from DCWV, such pretty colors in this stack!!  I used more twine, tied on a button and attached a get well tag from my stash.  The glitter tape added some subtle but cheery bling to this card, some sparkle but not too much!

I used another piece of the glitter tape on the inside, to tie it all together!

And here's my final card, using the same sketch as above!  I made a birthday card for my brother, using the A Boy's Life stack from Echo Park, twine and a button and tag from my stash and a sentiment stamp from Hero Arts.  The gold glitter tape definitely added a lot to this card, it gave it some sparkle but not too much because I don't think my brother would appreciate that!  :-)

I hope you enjoyed my cards today, next you'll be headed to Maya's blog to see what fun projects she has for you today!  And here's the entire lineup in case you get lost along the way!! 

  1. ScrapbookSteals 
  2. Becky Williams 
  3. Kimberli Bean <<<-------- you are HERE!
  4. Maya Oren-Dahan <<-------- go here next!
  5. Ashley Newell 
  6. Miriam Prantner 
  7. Cathryn Hanson 
  8. Regina Mangum 

Don't forget to leave a comment on each blog along the hop, the comments will be closing on Sunday, June 10th at 11:59 PM MST.  Then a random winner from one of the eight blog postings will receive a $20.00 gift certificate to ScrapbookSteals.com - how awesome is that?!

I will also be having a giveaway of my own, please leave a comment below and become a follower of my blog, if you aren't already, to be eligible to win!! I haven't decided what my giveaway will be yet, so it will be a fun surprise for the winner! Due to shipping, only US addresses are eligible. I will draw the winner on Wednesday morning!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Monday Card Madness #85

I haven't had time lately to get any of my cards for MCM done, but finally found some time the other night to make an anniversary card for my parents - I had made one a couple of weeks ago but decided I wanted to do a different one for them and will save the first one for someone else!

I used this sketch from ScrapbookSteals Monday Card Madness #85 - it was a fun sketch that I know I will be using again!

I used the Latte stack from DCWV to make this card, the flower I cut from CTMH Art Philosophy cricut cart, buttons from my stash and twine from The Twinery.  I couldn't find any Thickers in my stash that coordinated with the colors in the card, so I left off a sentiment from the front - if I have any time to buy some between now and when we give it to them, I will add Love on there...

The inside sentiment is from Stampin' Up.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend!