Saturday, September 15, 2012

Scraps to Treasures Bookmark Swap - Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of the Scraps to Treasures Bookmark Swap. 

The hop starts at Paula's blog which is HERE.

Be sure you comment on all stops along the way for both days in order to be eligible for the Blog Candy.

Happy Scrapping

Friday, September 14, 2012

Scraps to Treasures Bookmark Swap - Day 1

Welcome tothe Scraps To Treasures teams September Bookmark Swap hop. If you arrived here from Tahi's blog you are in the right place. If you just happened to “open the book” to my chapter  please start at Chapter 1 which is Jessi's blog.

This month our group of frugally fantastic crafters have made bookmarks for each other. We are excited to share this fun idea will all of our readers. If you want to try this and do not have a large group of friends to do a swap like this, you can do it with just 2 or 3 people.

Our wonderful sponsor for this hop is My Creative Time!

One lucky person will win this "Honey Do List" Stamp set:

Be sure to comment on EACH blog for BOTH days to be entered into the drawing!

Also be sure to follow any instructions on each blog for any fun goodies they may be givingaway!

Here are the bookmarks I made to share with my friends:

I used scraps of cardstock cut at 2 x 7 inches, then I cut patterned paper 1 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches and adhered to the cardstock base.  I used my scallop punch and added the "flower" at the top.  I printed "You Stopped Reading Here" on my computer and used a circle punch to cut them out. 

Thanks so much for skimming through our “book”.  Be sure to check back tomorrow for another "book" of great bookmarks that will be shared with you.

Here is a list of the chapters where the bookmarks can be found:

Book One, Saturday September 15

Chapter 1 Jessi ~
Chapter 2 Lucy ~
Chapter 3 Jearise ~
Chapter 4 Pam ~
Chapter 5 Tahi ~
Chapter 6 Robin S. ~

Book Two, Sunday September 16

Chapter 1 Paula ~
Chapter 2 Ellen ~
Chapter 3 Liz ~
Chapter 4 Lissa Marie ~
Chapter 5 Monica ~
Chapter 6 Cicily ~
Chapter 7 Camille ~

Thank you so much for skimming through our “book” today!  Please come back tomorrow to see what book 2 has to offer.

Happy Scrapping

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Double Zig Zag Card

Just sharing a unique card with you.  This double zig zag card is easier to make than it looks.

I started with 2 pieces of card stock cut at 6 inches by 10 inches.  I scored each one at 2, 4 and 6 inches.  (be sure to score from the left on one and from the right on the other)  I then cut the diagnonal starting at 2 1/4 inches from the bottom and going to 1/4 inch from the last score mark. 

At this point you can use an edge punch along the diagonal cut.  Now cut the flap from the right side. I cut leaving 3/4 inches around the perimeter. Ink all edges and folds.

Adhere the right side onto the left side. Be sure you don't adhere down the center flap.
For the band I cut a piece of cardstock 2 inches by 12 inches.  I punched along both long sides and inked the edges.  Score at 1 7/8 inches, 2 inches, 4 inches and 4 1/8 inches.  Fold and adhere together to make band.
Now your card is ready to decorate.
Attach patterned paper as desired.  You could stamp your sentiment or place a photograph on the top of the flap.  I added a thin strip of patterned paper and a flower to the band.
Stamp your sentiment under the flap.  Or you could tuck in a gift card here.
And this is my finished project.
Thank you for stopping by. 
Happy Scrapping

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Chocolate Blog Hop

Next to diamonds, chocolate is a girl's best friend and in some cases it may even rank higher than diamonds. This hop takes some neat approaches to chocolate so I hope you can take the time to hop through and see how these crafters expressed their love of chocolate.

If you arrived here from Sandra's blog you are in the right place.  If not, you will want to start at Lorby's World with our Awesome Hostess Jearise!  But make sure you make it all the way to the end because Tee at One Scrap at a Time is giving away two files from The Cutting Cafe ( to one lucky winner. Tee will have all the details on how to sign up for the drawing when you arrive at her blog.

So get your box of hidden chocolate and enjoy the hop...

We all have those weak moments where we just NEED to have some Chocolate and this is for you.....which is completely guilt free!

But seriously, one just never knows when that sweet craving is going to come on or when stress just overtakes us and we just KNOW that chocolate will be the "cure all"!  This is what I made for those situations:

Don't you agree that everyone should have one of these in EVERY ROOM of the house!!!  Just in case.....

But what I really like is this fabulous "Chocolate Inspired" wreath that I have made for a Christmas present for a very special someone!!!

The picture doesn't really do this wreath justice.  The colors are varying shades of browns (chocolate) and tans with a little bit of light blue thrown in for some contrast.  I used my Art Philosophy cartridge from Close to My Heart to cut the flowers out, then I rolled them. 

Thank you for coming today and now on to Lynne's blog to see what she does for her "Chocolate Fix".

Here is the entire line up in case you get lost along the way.
  1. Jearise -
  2. L. Miriam -
  3. Ashley -
  4. Lucy -
  5. Amanda -
  6. Lisa -
  7. Sandra-
  8. Robin -
  9. Lynne -
  10. Cicily -
  11. CallyAnn-
  12. Tee -
Happy Scrapping

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Pinterest Inspired Blog Hop

Welcome to our Pinterest Inspired Blog Hop.

Are you addicted to Pinterest? Do you have several boards with pins that you said "I've got to try that!"? Well here is your inspiration to create those awesome projects you want to try but have not yet done so.

If you arrived here from Claire's blog then you are in the right place. If not please start at the beginning with our fabulous hostess Ashley.

Here is my Pinterest inspiration found here:

And here is my take on said inspiration:

I used K & Company paper for my wreath.  With the bright and unusual colors I didn't think it needed anything more than the buttons on the stars!

Thank you for stopping by to see what I've made that was inspired by Pinterest. Your next stop is Cicily's blog to see what inspired her.

Happy Scrapping

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Calling All Banner Makers

If you are interested in making banners for these Special Needs Kids, please contact Ellen # or leave a comment below with your email and I will be happy to add you to our group.
Happy Scrapping

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Halloween Spooktacular Banner Hop

Welcome to the annual Halloween Spooktacular Banner Hop for Special Needs Children!

I am delighted to join with more than 3 dozen other women who have each made at least one Halloween-themed banner that will be donated to hang in the room of a medically-fragile child at Pediatric Specialty Care in Pennsylvania.

Our Hop Hostess Ellen works at PSC’s Bucks County site as Admissions Coordinator. The Banner Hop starts there, so please be sure to circle back to the beginning to see all of the terrific banners have been made for these very special children. If you arrived here from Lisa's blog you are in the right place.

Ellen shared this information with us about Pediatric Specialty Care: “PSC is a very special place where children stay either long- or short-term, typically after hospitalization. Most are dependent on ventilators and other technology to survive. Some have been born too early or with genetic diseases or birth injuries. Other children suffer injuries later in life that require constant care later, including brain injuries from trauma or loss of oxygen (from choking, suffocation or drowning) and spinal cord injuries.

These children and their families -- and PSC’s staff -- will be thrilled to receive the Halloween banners, to help brighten the season when their friends and siblings will be out trick-or-treating.”
Here is the banner I am sending to a child at PSC:

This Hop is two days (Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2), and on each day you will see different banners. Be sure to visit on both days to see the truly inspirational work of these generous bloggers, and leave some love (comments) on as many sites as you can – because if you do, you can up your chances to win some Spooktacular blog candy, including from these sponsors:

Lisa Peters - $15 shopping spree to her adorable paper piecing store at Scrapping With Lisa Designs at

Lucy Kelleher - Independent Consultant for Close to My Heart is donating a $10 Gift Certificate which you can use towards any Close to My Heart products! ( To enter to win, you will need to leave a comment on her blog ( and become a follower of her blog. For an additional entry, "Like" her Facebook page at:

Close To My Heart

Stampin’ Up: (info to come)

To qualify, all you have to do is leave at least one comment on our Hostess Ellen's blog to name which banner spoke to you – ghostly or not! What made it appealing to you? Leave additional comments on as many banner makers’ sites as you’d like for extra chances to win! Prize winners will be announced on Monday, September 3 on the CardMonkey site, where there will be a round-up of all of the Spooktacular banners for 2012.

Please move on your way to the next stop, which is:  JESSICA  Thank you again for visiting!

Happy Scrapping

Krazy Crafting Crew - Autumn Colors - Day 2

Welcome to the Krazy Crafting Crew's monthly hop. This month's theme is "Autumn Colors." Our creative crew has been busy creating beautiful and fun projects with the colors of autumn so please take a hop through to see their projects and to leave a comment of encouragement.

Our hostess for this month is Katina if you have stumbled upon the hop and want to see it all that's were to go. She will have the full line up posted in case you began in the middle of the hop or find a broken link. If you have came from Liz's blog you are coming right along.

We also have a special sponsor each month - Scrapbook Stamp Society


They would love to reward one special blog visitor with a prize from their store. To be qualified for their drawing, please comment on all participating blogs and let them know you have.

You can receive extra entries for following them on Facebook at ( and for commenting on the Scrapbook Stamp Society blog (

Here is my project for the Krazy Crafting Crew:

Today's project are fall magnets.  I used clear gems found in the floral department, I cut out circles from my fall paper and used mod podge to adhere to the gems.  I then applied another layer of mod poge over the top of the scrap paper.  After this dried I glued on a magnet.  Really easy and fun to do.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and don't forget if you missed yesterday be sure to go back to another wonderful autumn project.  Now please continue on to Jearise's blog

Happy Scrapping