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What was I thinking?

23 Sep

I had some very important things to share and forgot to yesterday!!

Guess what?  I have WINNERS!!  WINNERS to announce!!

Well 1 winner..

Donna Woods…COME ON DOWN…(in my best Bob Barker voice)

Donna is the winner of my prize package for the Paper Issues Blog hop.

She has won a sampler pack(put together by me) of Authentique Paper.

Donna…believe it or NOT..I have your address….

PS..I will send you Pennies for the Ferry Man too!

Plus your special order card:)

Ok…also I need to give a HUGE thank you to CANVAS CORP.

I have been making some fun things with their products.

They have the most UNBELIEVABLE variety of things.

Over the next couple of weeks, I will be posting things as I get them done!

Here is my first card I have made with their Black & Kraft Papers.

This card is yet another Shelf Card.

Do you remember my 1st one?

You can see it HERE.

When I first attempted this pattern, I was using a normal grade of card stock (not Canvas Corp).  I have to say, I had a terrible time assembling the 1st card, because of the lack of durability of the OTHER card stock I was using. Also the pattern was messed up.  I sent it over to my friend Christina of CG SAYS, and she tweeked it…but I will have to let her know what else needs to be fixed…we are ALMOST THERE with this pattern!

When making this card, I had no problem what so ever.

 I used Canvas Corp Black & Kraft Gourmet Sampler, Bon Appetit Reverse and Ribbon Stripe.  The Black & Craft paper is very sturdy and perfect to make 3-d types cards with.

I wanted to create a card that went along with the theme of the paper, so I embellished it with kitchen cut-outs.  The phrase says “We knead some mix thoroughly time soon.”

This is perfect for me to give to my hubby because with 7 kids, there is not much time for the 2 of us.

I have to tell you about the other items I used to make this too.

I think I would be lost without all my AUTHENTIQUE PAPER  PETITE TYPEs.

They are always the perfect finishing touch on so many of my creations.

All the paper cut outs come from the Cricut Cartridge called FROM MY KITCHEN, a fun, fun cartridge!

My finishing touch is the sticker of the babies in front.  Isn’t that the perfect touch.  I have a lot of these stickers by Jone Bergquist Hallmark.

I hoard them an only use them on the very special projects of mine, since I am pretty sure they are out of print.

Focusing back on CANVAS CORP, I have to say their papers, (I like to think) were designed with me in mind.

They have (HANDS DOWN) the best black and white polka dot paper in the WORLD…I will never regret saying that!

Here is an older card I made and can you believe how that polka dot paper just pops out at you and totally MAKES this card?

How do you like the cherry die cuts?

I picked up that die at a thrift store for $.25.  What a steal!

I will be back in the next couple of days with more things.  Be sure to stop by on Sunday August 25, 2011, for my tutorial with Authentique Paper.

My plan for that post is to leave you speechless…tell what you think after I post!

For now…have a great weekend!

2nd Annual Paper Issues Blog Hop

16 Sep

I am so excited to be part of Paper Issues 2nd blog hop.  You will be treated to the best designers along the way.  We have all made some very fun things for you.

I have made a little card to follow our new theme,which starts today, called TREE HUGGER.

This hop which starts at 9am eastern, will run through Sunday the 18th 11:00pm eastern.

Also, the Paper Issues ETSY store is offering you a coupon code to use during the hop which will give you 25% off your order.

The coupon code for the Hop is HOP25.

ETSY STORE LINK:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/paperissues?ref=pr_shop_more

A lot of us have RAK’s to give away.  There are 3 different groups.

Scrapbook/Art Journal hop starts at this link:

http://scrapcandydesigns.blogspot.com/2011/09/do-you-have-issues-then-hop-along-with.html

Altered Project Hop starts at this link:

http://lorihairston.blogspot.com/2011/09/its-paper-issues-blog-hop.html

and the Card Hop starts HERE!! (ME)

http://polkacabana.wordpress.com/

Without further ado, here is my card for you all!

I used this adorable Digital Stamp from Tiddly Inks called:

Tree Hugger

I used a mixture of papers, some from Pink Paislee, Authentique Paper, Doodlebug Inc. and Stampin’ Up!  cardstock.

This card was so fun to make.  All the bright colors just make me giddy!

I love how the tree goes over the top of the page.  I put little extra touches here and there, see if you can spot any!  Can you see my button flower, my bead flower and the bling?

Well since you are here on the first stop for the CARD HOP, it is only fair for you to be tempted by the RAK/BLOG CANDY I am offering.

We will announce all the winner’s on Monday the 19th, some time.

My RAK is all Authentique Paper goodies.  All the papers measure 6 x 6.

I have included a sampling of each and every line they currently offer!

Isn’t this a great way yo start your weekend?

To be eligible for MY RAK,

you must be a follower of my blog,

you must leave a comment

and you get an extra entry if you FRIEND me on Facebook!

That is up to 3 chances you have to win this RAK.

I will make sure the 2 required requirements have been met when drawing a winner.

Now, if you would be so kind to head on over to:

Bethany Crowell – http://ribbonglitterandglue.blogspot.com/

She is the next contestant on THE PAPER ISSUES HOP!! (Done in my best Bob Barker voice!)

If you get lost, here is the order of the card hop:

1. Jeannie DeGruccio – http://polkacabana.wordpress.com/  (YOU ARE HERE!!!)

2. Bethany Crowell – http://ribbonglitterandglue.blogspot.com/2011/09/welcome-paper-issues-blog-hoppers.html

3. Corri Garza – http://buglvr.blogspot.com/2011/09/paper-issues-creative-team-card-blog.html

4. Cathy Dippolito -http://scrappycath.blogspot.com/2011/09/tree-hugger-card-and-pi-blog-hop.html

5. Gretchen McElveen – http://gretchenmac.blogspot.com/2011/09/paper-issues-blog-hop.html

6. Diana Fisher – http://designbydiana.blogspot.com/2011/09/i-have-paper-issues-hop.html

7. Kristy Dalman –  http://www.theoddgirl.com/2011/09/paper-issues-hop-along/

8. Kelly Ratcliff-http://kjsstamppad.blogspot.com/2011/09/paper-issues-blog-hop.html

9. Ruby McGuire – http://ruby2shoesdesign.blogspot.com/2011/09/hugged-any-trees-lately-join-in-on.html

10. Jess Mutty – http://scrapgoo.blogspot.com/2011/09/are-you-here-for-hop.html

Australian Cheer from Cheery Lynn Designs

16 Sep
Yesterday was the Cheery Lynn Design new release post.  Did you go over and see all the projects done with the new dies?
Here is the link to see them:
 Well I am going to continue the party with some more new releases.
Today’s card is a cheerful card for a special Australian I have in mind.
I can’t remember what this card shape is called, some sort of fancy fold.
It is a card and envelope all in one. (Not a mailing envelope though!)
This is a side view of it all folded up.
Here, I have laid it down and I am starting to open up the card.
This is the first part of the card you see when you open up the front of the card.
This here is a view of the inside.
Are you keeping up?  The card says, En”joey” your day!
Here I am starting to fold it up again.
I fold the left side in first.
Then I fold in the right side, which is also the card front.
Last step is to tuck the top in to a pocket behind the main picture, and it stays together all by itself.
Isn’t that a great design?
I love it!
I hope you like this card and design.  I had a ton of fun making it.
The new dies I used today are:
Other dies used:
This has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana with today’s post.  Hope you have a great Friday!
Now if you’d be so kind as to hop on to my post for the 2nd annual Paper Issues Blog Hop,

Sketch Challenge…Are you ready???

11 Sep

As it is September 11th, I could not write a post and pretend that my thoughts are not heavy with memory of this day 10 years ago.

 This will be my “I know exactly what I was doing” when the events of 9-11-2001 happened.  This is a picture from a very old scrapbook of mine.  This was taken on 9-12-2001, our firestation had the flags at half mass and my kids were gazing up to the flag.

A friend of mine asked to have this message shared:

“On this 10 th Anniversary I would wish everyone take a minute and remember what happened on 09/11/2001. Don’t ever forget. Be humbled by the loss and strengthened by the heroism. If you see and member of the armed forces, thank them for their service and be respectful of this date. The date that will forever be etched into our lives and our Generation. May the Angel’s fly high and the lost soar to the heavens with the glory and peace as their comfort.”

I just wanted to share my thoughts before delving into the Crafty things I have to share today.

Now, to switch gears, to my project for today’s post:

One of the teams I am on, Paper Issues, is the sponsor for the new Sketch at Sketch Inspiration!

There will be a prize for a random participant with us on this challenge.  Here is the prize up for grabs.

This kit includes: Black and Kraft Dot Reverse, Black and Ivory Owls, Spooky Words on Ivory, Black and Kraft Ravens, Chocolate and Kraft Diamonds, Black and Kraft Mini Dot and Spooky Diamonds on Kraft from Canvas Corp.  One Sheet of Bazzill Swiss Dot in Black, Kraft Top Note Die Cut, Length of Black Maya Road Zipper Trim, 1 yard each of Canvas Corp Black Jute, Natural Jute, Maya Road Brown Satin Ruffle Trim, 1 yard of Orange Tinsel from Pink Paislee, Spider die cut, Tim Holtz Memo pin, Halloween clip, Candi pieces, felt flower, buttons, Canvas Corp burlap star, Maya Road chipboard pieces, mini spool, gingham flower, resin flower and Trinket Pins.
This kit will come in handy when you make your Halloween projects!

Paper Issues is dedicating the whole month of October to Halloween.
You can come back and link up your projects to win even more prizes!
We will be featuring some of the projects made with this sketch all week.
Hope you can play along!
If you go over to Sketch Inspiration you can view the details of the challenge, click HERE.
Here is our sketch for this challenge:
This challenge starts today, September 11, 2011 and goes through till September 17, 2011.
Right now on Paper Issues our theme is LEARNING CURVE.
I have a habit of forgetting my camera at home and had to ask for a volunteer for some 1st day of school pics…
Luckily I had a taker and here is my creation for them, based on the sketch above.
This was a fun, FUN page to make.
To begin with I have to put a plug-in for Tally Scrapper.com.
Most of the paper is from the September Tally Kit.  Fabulous things all matched and coordinated for you by one of the most talented designers I have ever had the pleasure of working with.
You can order yours HERE:
I thought the paper was perfect for this little girl layout! The apples are from a file from My Scrap Chick.
Everything else is just a mixture of coordinating things I had on hand.
I especially love the made up heart “APPLE”.  I love just making up my own things.
I used to think that things like dimension and sewing on pages was a total DIVA thing, but I guess I have turned my self into a DIVA because now, I love to sew and add dimension to my pages and cards.  I have learned to never say never, that’s for sure!
I know you will love the prize shown at the top of this post.  You have a week!
Meaning a whole week to get a layout done and get yourself entered for that prize.
Get yourself over to Sketch Inspirations, get the sketch printed and start scrappin!
If you do, link back to me or let me know so I can see what you have created!
For now..I am off to clean up one very messy and unorganized scrap room!
Wish me lunch and have a great rest of your Sunday.

New Theme up on Paper Issues!!

31 Jul

Whoo whoooo!  MAKE A SPLASH!!

That is the new theme on Paper Issues.

What have you got to share???  I am going to share some ATC’s and other projects I can find!  Let me start with these little ATC”S I did for a swap on TALLY SCRAPPER.COM.

I have to get these little things in the mail!

Aren’t these just darling??

I made a set of 6!

Did you see the little ladybug on each card?

Next is this scrapbook page I made also for Tally Scrapper.com.  This is all supplies from out JULY TALLY KIT.

I had never worked with Sassafrass Lass papers until this kit came out!  I was and instant fan!

For this challenge I had to create a layout and emboss at least 3 items.

What do you think of that crystal trim?

I embossed about everything!  Love this layout!

Perfect fit for Make a Splash..agree?

Here is another layout I did for Tally Scrapper.com.

This was made with the August Tally Kit.  They have the MOST FABULOUS KITS!!.

Check some of the old ones out!

http://www.tallyscrapper.com/scrapbook-monthly-kit.php

I made this layout for our challenge called Tally Treasure Hunt.

The requirements for this challenge were:

It had to be about Summer Fun and had to have: 3 pictures, stamping, cardboard and a circle.

Last I have to share these little ATC’s…my son made these for a swap earlier this year.

 I cut everything out for him and he assembled them!

The ones he got in return were nowhere near the work he put into his.

Luckily it did not phase him!

Now it is your turn to LINK UP!

Head on over to Paper Issues.

Here is your link!

http://paperissues.blogspot.com/2011/07/make-splash.html

Paper Issues Blog Hop and my Top Secret Project reveal

19 Mar

Thank you for joining me on this special day, Paper Issues 1st Blog Hop.

We are starting our new challenge over on the Blog.  This challenge starts today, and goes through April 2, 2011.

The theme of the challenge is My Favorite Things.

Here was the teaser I gave of my project.

The digital layout shown below, I had previously done and focuses on things I adore.

It includes a couple of my favorite scrappy things, polka dots being my all time favorite thing in the world.

The other must have,favorite thing, for my paper crafting is bright, bold colors.

In my opinion, no one does bright and bold better than October Afternoon.

I am crazy about EVERYTHING they make!

My current favorite line, an older line of theirs, is Cheery Hill.

Ooh, just looking at it makes my happy.

Lastly, since I was about 17 or so, I have just been the BIGGEST FAN, EVER, of Mary Engelbreit.

She is one of My Favorite Things!

I have combined most of My Favorite Things into today’s project.

Without further ado, I give you my bottle cap wall hanging.

This is made from the Cherry Hill line.

I took a lot of pictures trying to capture all the detail I put into this, but I thought it might be a bit much to list each picture.

So I made this photo collage on PHOTOVISI, free.

I will show a couple of my favorite pictures to explain the detail.

You can see I used one of my favorite Mary Engelbreit phrases.

“Bloom where you are planted”

I made my tiny banners from the CHEERY LYNN PENNANT die.

Yes, I made all the adorable details on the pennants.

I spiraled tiny shreds of paper for my cheery and flower leaves.

See those little paper beads?  I lifted that idea of my good friend Jamie Lynn Cripps over on BITS OF PAPER.

Here is the link to her flower, that features these beads.  Go HERE.

She also has a freebie Word Art download I used for part of the “BLOOM” phrase.

The flowers and apples I have done are a special technique I do, maybe I will have to do my own tutorial on them;)

I love to use bits and pieces of paper that have the brand names in them.

Can you see part of OCTOBER AFTERNOON’s name in the flower petals?

Love it!

Here is a last side view to see all the wonderful layering and detail.

To get an idea of how small this project is, here are some pictures of my little one with it in her hands.

She is 4, small & petite, so you can hopefully get a feel for the scale of this project.

Now, I just need to keep her from wanting to hold it and squish them apples!!

Thank you for getting through this post with me.  Talking about My Favorite things is easy to do I have learned.

Now on with the BLOG HOP.

Some of the DT girls have some RAK’s, so be sure to visit all the participating blogs.

Our fearless leader has this kit for ONE lucky blog hopper!

 

Paper Issues Blog Hop Giveaway

The Requirements to win this are pretty simple:

“Don’t forget Paper Issues is also providing a wonderful box full of Crate Paper goodies to the lucky reader who links up a FAVORITE THINGS project,

follows this site or friends us on Facebook starting Saturday, the 19th of March, and each of you will get you an extra entry.”

The Hop starts at the PAPER ISSUES HOME blog.  Go there if you get lost at all!!

http://paperissues.blogspot.com/

From my BLOG, you will hop on over to:

Jocelyn Petcholan www.scrappinmeme.blogspot.com

 

Have a great day and thanks for joining all of us!

Whatcha doing this weekend?

17 Mar

It is way to early to be up, but boy, I have a busy day, so let me just tell you something real quick.

The scrappy, gluey, sticky, funny best ever gals from PAPER ISSUES are having a blog hop.  It is our FIRST EVER as a team.

Those of us in on this are all making a TOP SECRET, NEVER BEFORE SEEN project.

We are getting ready to kick off our new theme/challenge, which is:

MY FAVORITE THINGS!

This challenge will run 2 weeks, ending April 2nd, 2011.

WOW, that is a tough one for me.  Where do I start?

I have been busy making my item to debut on Saturday.

Here is a sneak peek at what I have to share.

But, you will have to come back when I post on Saturday March 19, 2001 at 9am eastern time!

There will be RAK here and there on the hop AND all who hop and leave comments, look at what the prize is from PAPER ISSUES.

Isn’t that a great pile of FUN?

So, be sure to mark your calendars, set your alarm clocks, do what ever you have to do, but come back and visit PAPER ISSUES on Saturday, March 19th @ 9am eastern time.  That’s when this Party is getting started!

 

Have a great day!!

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