Monday, February 24, 2014

Meet Me Monday~~Marsha Clark Sims

This week our Guest Designer is MARSHA CLARK SIMS.  Marsha has been  crafting for around 20 years. She loves to alter things. Marsha has been married to Randy for 24 years and has three children. Sara is 21 and is a Junior at Eastern Illinois University where she is majoring in psychology and pre-med. Her twins are 18 and both Senior in High Shool. Andrew and Elizabeth both plan on college and working.

Marsha had this sketch to work with:

And she created this lovely card:

Be sure to visit Marsha's Blog or complete directions on how to create this awesome card.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Freebie Fridays

Hey ladies , here are more freebies. To save , use & create with. Tags are great with any project & I think these are just the cutest. Hope to see some projects with them, but once we set up the Lazer printer I will be a printing crazy woman. Enjoy

From one freebie , to another.Here are some more I found. It's a site I found on my Googling travels & hope to use more from One Happy Little Crafter , such a happy blog . I always need to find more sentiments & with ones you can just save straight away work awesome for me. Since I tend to print off in lots of 6 or 9 per page..usually depends on my project. Enjoy

Monday, February 17, 2014

Meet Me Monday ~~DeAnna Catron Goen

Welcome to Meet Up Monday!   Our guest designer today is DE ANNA CATRON GOEN!!

 It was about 12 years ago when a co-worker introduced me to scrapbooking. I’m sure I would have a lot more money in my checking account if it wasn’t for my friend, Rose! LOL I don’t think I would be nearly as happy, though. I have made some great friends through my love of paper and all things scrappy. I love to make cards. I currently support Operation Write Home by making blank greeting cards that are sent to military contacts all over the world to send a sweet note to a loved one back home. I also love to scrapbook. Currently, I love all things mini…mini albums, that is. Mini albums are a great way to showcase a single event or time period. For the most part, I have been a “traditional” 12x12 scrapper, but recently, I was introduced to SMASH*books and Daybooks (mini smashbooks) and have fallen in love with SMASH*ing. I participate in swaps on Facebook (The Scrap CafĂ©) and on Your Paper Pantry. I have even been known to participate in a one-on-one swap with a crafty friend. I also take custom orders for cards and mini albums.

Here is a little creativeness that DeAnna has to share with us.  Her challenge:  to use her scraps and the colors Pink or Red:

Be sure to stop by her blog DeAnna's Crafts and Creations to be inspired!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Scraps to Treasures Challenge - BABIES GALORE

Welcome to the Scraps to Treasures Challenge - Babies Galore!

To celebrate the pending birth of Robin's 6th Grand Baby we are creating a baby themed card, layout or altered item.  Our fabulous Design Team has created the following as inspiration for you:


Now we want to see what you can "bring to life" using your scraps.  Link your project below for a chance to win a RAK!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Friday Freebies - 2/7/14

Welcome to the first Friday Freebies post! I found these adorable beach balls to download that would be awesome for a Summer type card . I found them on & soon as you click the image , it takes you to another page to download them.
I hope to get our printer set up soon , as I have so many ideas for these.Hope you enjoy the brief moments of Summer & get some inspiration. I found the site through a random freebie search.  I might be back to check them more often.

On my search to find more out there freebies, I came across this one Titled Wonky House from Spyder's Corner. Once you are into her blog, make sure you click the GREEN word where it says HERE to download then save on your computer as normal.
 It's cute & quirky , might suit any New Home or Welcome home themed card. I have a idea that I hope to try but as I'm sure any colors would work well with it, I can see myself already printing off about 6 or 9 per page. I suppose at a glance it looks like something that could even work for a Dr Seuss themed party invite...hmmm can't stop thinking now

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Technique Thursday - Acrylic Batik

I found this super easy Acrylic Batik technique from Splitcoast Stampers that would be so fun to use on many projects. 

Check it out  HERE on YouTube, or if you like to see things step by step, you can get the instructions here at Splitcoast Stampers.

This is what it can look like:

Can you imagine the projects you can create using this simple technique??? 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Teach-Me Tuesday - Top of the Morning to You!

Good morning, 

I hope you are having a great week so far. Now, on to some scrappin'! We are scheduling something new - Teach-Me Tuesdays.  Every other Tuesday, one of our designers will post step-by-step instructions to a project made with scraps.  

Here is a card I made in about 15 minutes. 

First lesson - If I purchase a paper pack for a specific project, I try to keep all my scraps from that project together...storing them in one plastic 12 x 12 storage envelope That way, when I need a quick card, everything in that envelope is color coordinated - and I have fewer decisions to make. I used scraps from Heartfelt Creations Delicate Asters Collection. I've been working on St. Patrick Day cards for a couple weeks now - so cut a whole page of shamrock accents (freebie from Images by Heather) in different sizes on a piece of scrap green-patterned paper. So I already had some of those laying around.

I began with these scraps.
I began with a cream card base - 5-1/4" x 5-1/4". I used a deckle blade to cut three sides of the striped cardstock to be the card front - 5-1/2" x 5-1/2". The other scraps - I pretty much cut five rectangles. The only measuring I did was to mat a couple of the scrap rectangles. Just used whatever size rectangles I could get from the scraps I had left...starting to just glue them down wherever! I did decide I needed something to bring it all together - so added a green border matted with purple. 

I popped up the last couple pieces of scraps I selected - and added a couple of the Shamrock Accents.
Come back to visit us as we keep posting new ideas for using scraps.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Anything Goes Challenge - Pink/Grey/White

Welcome to our ANYTHING GOES challenge.  For this challenge you are to use your scraps and create any project with any theme BUT you MUST use the colors PINK -GREY-WHITE or a combination of them. 

For some inspiration, Here is what our Design Team created:



For a chance to win a RAK, please link up your creations below by February 7.  A winner will be announced on February 11.