Saturday, March 31, 2012

Whimsical Tree Canvas

I've shared this everywhere else, but not here yet (: If you haven't caught it at Quick Quotes or Practical Scrappers, enjoy!  Scroll down to the next post to enter my 4OOth post giveaway!

I love clean and simple but striking art to decorate my home.  And who doesn't love creating their own!  I used 4 canvases that measure 8 X 1O to create this quick project.  For the record, I've never touched canvas this was a venture into a whole new media for me!

 Each canvas uses a Whimsical Tree from Quick Quotes.  As soon as I saw these I knew I wanted to create something just like this!  I used four different colors of Powder Puff Chalking Inks: Maraschino Cherry, Amaretto, Green with Envy, and Lemonade.  For each tree I did three layers of chalking, allowing them to dry for just a couple minutes in between.  One layer would have created a more subtle color and I really wanted these to be bold.  I glued them down with Beacons 3 in 1 glue.  When all was said and done this whole project only took me about 3O minutes and that includes hanging time!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

4OOth post, a giveaway, and Momenta!!!

This is my 4OOth post on my little scrapping blog...wowzers!  I'm so thankful to all of you readers that keep coming back to check in, I have a blast sharing with you!  First off I'm gonna share my layout that is up at Momenta today and then I'll tell you all about my giveaway!

If you're on Pinterest you've seen the "In this Family we do....." signs that list out all the things that describe their family.  I decided to take that idea and use a bunch of our message stickers for a similar idea.  After I layered several pieces of paper from the Family Forever 5 X 7 paper pack, I added my photo in the middle.  I then started cutting out my stickers (still on their acetate packaging) and laying them out trying to find words that worked.  I wanted to make sure to include something about Mom, Dad, Brothers, and Sisters in addition to general family descriptions.  It was very easy to do because Momenta's message stickers give you sooooo many options!  Plus bonus (!!!) no journaling necessary because it takes care of itself!  And how about that fun picture of my family! (:
All Supplies used are from Momenta!

So in honor of getting to 4OO posts, I am going to do a giveaway of some of the amazing message stickers from Momenta!  I've got a whole slew of them...some are simple words, some are fun and sassy phrases, some are sweet quotes!   Some of them are even hot off the presses from this past CHA! All you have to do to qualify to win is make sure you are a follower here and leave me a comment sharing a unique phrase you would add to your "In This Family" list.

Thanks so much for being a part of Scrapping with Christine!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Sweet and Simple

I've got a sweet and simple little card to share with you today.  I love the Paradise collection from Little Yellow Bicycle and that's where this sweet little bird comes from!  I used my Martha Stewart fringe scissors to give the bird some grass to stand on.  Add in a blinged up cloud and and some bright pink zebra paper and you can't go wrong.  
Supplies Used:  Patterned Paper by Momenta
Cardstock by Quick Quotes
Stickers by Little Yellow Bicycle and American Crafts
Twine by The Twinery

Monday, March 19, 2012

Surfs Up

I know a lot of you are enjoying Spring Break right now and I thought a card fitting for spring break was called for!  Our school doesn't take a Spring Break, but we are enjoying delightful spring weather in the middle of our cornfields!  I have to admit that I am itching for some time at the beach or a few hours in a pool, but for now I'll keep scrapping and making cards on those fun topics :)

This one combines my two go two companies for card making...Momenta and American Crafts.  I combine them more than any others to make fun, lighthearted cards.  I love the dimension provided by the clouds, sunshine, and surfboard and the interesting texture from the twine.  

For those of you who are on Spring Break, I hope you are enjoying!
Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper by American Crafts, Momenta, and Authentique
Twine by The Twinery
Stickers by Momenta 

Saturday, March 17, 2012

The perfect way to scrap a whole bunch of pictures!

Have you ever gotten a piece of scrapbooking product that you just couldn't wait to try out?  I felt exactly this way about the "Frame with Doors" diecut.    I have three little kids and more pictures to scrap than I can ever possibly keep up with.  Finding something like this where I can knock out a whole bunch of pictures without having to spend 17 hours scrapping each and every one is a huge help!  I just had to decide which set of pictures to go with!  Since I'm feeling tired of the end of winter weather we've been having, I decided to go with some Beach pictures!

I carefully figured out which pictures would work, finding lots of smaller, long distance pics for the small spots.  I used the big tab with the circle for both a picture and then my journaling underneath.  

To achieve my blue "oceanlike" color for the die cut I used three different Powderpuff Chalking Inks.  I started with  "Baja Blue" and then used "Blue Moon" on the outside and then swiped "Blue Hawaiian"  in various spots over the top

I had fun embellishing the whole thing with papers from the Summer Samba collection.

So the next time you are looking to knock out a whole bunch of pictures on a layout consider trying this die cut to make it easy and extra special!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Sweet Cheeks

I'm loving black matting lately...especially with bright colors!  Next up I want to try an emphasis on white matting (:  Today I have a fun little layout I created about my little Cooper!  He's got these puffy little cheeks and gorgeous dimples, so I titled it sweet cheeks!

I recently saw several people wrap thread around their letters to add some pizazz to plan  letters!  I wish I could remember where I saw it, but alas I can't...if it's you that inspired me, do leave me a comment and I will add your name as my inspiration (:  

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Momenta and Purple Cows Cross Promo

Today I am going to share two different cards with you featuring two different tools from the Craft Geek line.

 For this card I used the Summer Punch It tool.  To give you an idea of how great this tool is take a look at what it looks like:
As you can see I was able to flip and turn my squares to make a really pretty design!  It was easy to work with and I love how it took a boring square and made it into something spectacular!  I was able to create all four of my squares in just a few minutes time!

For my second card I used the Pin It tool with the bracket set.  I've never tried anything quite like this and it was fun to experiment.  I looked at the different pins available and decided I wanted to shape a cross with the brackets.  It was super easy to do and adds a one of a kind touch to this card.   I love that the pins are available in a copper, gold, and silver hue making them work in almost any color scheme!

Be sure to check out Momenta and Purple Cows all week for great projects and a chance to win prizes!

Momenta Supplies Used:
Boxed Card Set NC1358

Saturday, March 10, 2012


I'm a pretty big fan of winter...but the last week I have been ready for it to be spring!  You'll see that reflected in some of my projects that I share with you this week!  First up is a fun and funky layout!

I got a little crazy playing with supplies on this one!  I splattered orange mist like crazy and strung bakers twine in various colors to simulate a splash.  I like it mostly cause it's just different and makes me smile!

Supplies Used: Patterned Paper from Momenta and Little Yellow Bicycle, Stickers from Momenta, Bella Blvd, and Crate Paper, Bakers Twine from The Twinery

Sunday, March 4, 2012

So Lucky!

I made this card quite a while ago, I think like September!  It was going to be in the Hobby Lobby in house magazine, but they ended up cutting the whole St. Patrick's Day section.  Major bummer!  But at least now I get to share it with you here!  I punched circles and then placed the green square stickers in the center of those circles and then just folded up the edges.  I like how it highlights the design of the stickers.  I love this folding technique, I just wish I could figure out even more ways to incorporate it!  It definitely adds interest without adding too much thickness to the card!

All supplies used are The Paper Studio

Sweet Baby Layout

Hi Quick Quotes Fans!  Christine, back with you today to share a layout about four special babies!
 I love the One Fine Day collection ad thought the colors in it would really pop against black so I set out to achieve that!  I cut some little banner pieces and then punched a whole bunch of stars and hearts to jazz up my background.  I also added a fussy cut cloud for some extra pop up top.  

I used pieces from the Frames Bag O' Chips and the Birthday Bag O' Chips to frame each of the babies.  I also used a butterfly from the Butterfly Bag O' Chips.  I actually only used one 4 X 6 picture and cut it apart for each frame.  As soon as I saw those frames I knew I wanted to use them this way!  I glued the frames down with Beacons 3 in 1 glue for a fast dry!  I've tried a lot of adhesives but this is hands down the best for a fast and strong hold. I also added a vellum overlay, that I trimmed down,  for my title.

See you next time!

Other Supplies Used:
Bakers twine from The Twinery
Felt border from My Minds Eye
Black cardstock from Colorbok

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Practical Scrappers Blog Hop

Hi Scrapping friends!  Today I'm playing along with the Practical Scrappers Blog  Hop!

Welcome to the Practical Scrappers "Linking with Love" Blog Hop!  We believe it is important to always give credit when it is due to another crafter.  For this unique hop all of our design team members used the same inspiration piece to create their project.  Each of them will make an example of themselves as to how to properly "Link with Love" and credit the inspiration.  We'll be running the hop thru Noon EST on Sunday - so you have plenty of time to get thru it!

Liz Qualman created this beautiful layout and we have all used it for inspiration.  Each of us will tell what part we took our inspiration from.  The whole hop will culminate at Liz's blog where she'll provide us with a new sketch for inspiration.

And here's what I created!
I used a few different things for my inspiration.  First off the colors, I loved the color combination!  I also used the half circles in varying patterns.  I used mine to create the banner strips (also inspired by her banners).  And lastly I did some hand stitching on it.  As you can see I got a lot of inspiration from her fun layout and it was cool to see how that translated to a card!  And let's give a special shout-out to Momenta for all the beautiful patterned papers I used!

Many of the designers are providing prizes at their stop and Practical Scrappers is providing a prize for one person who becomes a follower at each stop (for all the details head over to Practical Scrappers). 

As a thank you to all of you for stopping by, I have a prize to give away to one person who is a follower here and at Practical Scrappers!  I've got a selection of great Momenta stickers that you will love!  All you have to do is become a follower and leave me a comment telling me your current favorite supply or tool for papercrafting.  Thanks for stopping by!  Head on over to Kerri's blog now!


So a lot of the stuff you've been seeing from me lately is older....created for CHA or magazine submissions.  I haven't had much mojo lately, especially on layouts.  But last night I threw this together in about 40 minutes and I am completely in love with it.  I am finding that I really like to outline in black and often when I don't know what to add to my layout, this is just the ticket.  I even did outline letters....never done that before!  I did not have a good match in letter stickers and so I decided to play that way.  The layout celebrates healthy, beautiful babies born to me and three of my closest friends.  The babies are toddlers now :).  The paper was just screaming to me to do cross stitching on it so I did and I love how it brings out the colors even more!

Supplies Used: Patterned Paper from American Crafts and Pebbles, Stickers from American Crafts, Gems from Creative Charms

Altered Embroidery Hoop

  I am up at Momenta today and I am going to share with you how to make your own altered embroidery hoop.  It sounds complicated, but I promise it isn't too hard to do!

Here's what it looks like as a finished project and to find out all about how to make it head on over to this link.  
Supplies Used:
Sassy Stickers Baby
Clear Layered Stickers Baby Boy 


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