Archive for October, 2009

Little Show Stopper – Sneak of Crop Addict’s Nov Kit

October 28th, 2009

Little Show Stopper


Layout inspired by Sketchy Thursday’s sketch 10.22.  Created using Crop Addict’s Nov. Kit.


The kit contains:

Pink Paislee Double Sided Twilight Collection:
Fancy Pants Haunted Mansion
Pink Paislee Bewitching Die Cut
Dream Street Double Sided Urban Ink Collection:
Hard Steel
High Voltage
Bazzill Cardstock: Velvet, Parakeet, Fawn, Chowder, Splash, Chiffon, Rawhide
Pink Paislee Postcards
Making Memories Velvet Alphabet
Heidi Swapp Clear Extras
Crossed Paths Stickers
Pink Paislee Borderline Stickers (2 pieces, varies)
Scenic Route Chipboard Buttons
Pink Paislee Die Cut Punchouts (4 pieces, varies)
Scenic Route Chipboard Sentiments (3 pieces, varies)
Heidi Swapp Bling Flower Center (1)
WeR Memory Keepers Extra Large Square Snaps (4 pieces, varies)
Making Memories Shimmer Brad (1)
American Crafts Brad (1)
1 yard May Arts Grosgrain Olive with White Stitched Edge – 3/8”
1 yard May Arts Lavender with White Diamonds Ribbon – 3/8”
½ yard May Arts Grosgrain Orange with White Stripe Ribbon – 3/8”
½ yard May Arts Ivory Ric Rac – ¼”
BONUS: Scenic Route Alphabet Stickers
BONUS: 12×12 Chipboard Sheets (4)

Kit Option:
Pink Paislee Canvas Tag Patches
Pink Paislee Glitter Chipboard Alphabet
Pink Paislee Bella Brads
ZVA Creative Bling

The November kit is available in the Crop Addict Store since October 20th.


Lets Roll….

October 25th, 2009

Oh my word I just have to say I love this collection by Imaginisce!  With having a boy it’s difficult at times to find fun papers that captures the spirit of being a boy.  I just loved the colors and patterns this line has to offer. I knew right away that the papers were perfect for a altered project I was thinking about.

Here are just 2 of the projects I completed with this line.

(Also check out this week’s challenge at Crop Addict that I posted using one of these projects for your chance to win something fun!)



Sketch Fever at Sketchy Thursdays!

October 21st, 2009

I am LOVING a new sketch site I found called Sketchy Thursday!  The DT has some fabulous work posted to inspire you.  Anytime I feel my mojo is waning I try to pull up sketches to help move me along.  This site is going into my faves!  I created today’s layout “Fall Pumpkins” using sketch 10.15.  You can check it out here.

I created the following layout using Bo Bunny’s   Kitchen Spice Collection.  The patterns and colors were perfect for my pumpkin pictures of my son!  I loved how all the papers coordinated so well and their buttons were the perfect add to my layout!  Hope this motivates you to grap your fall photos and get scrappin!

BTW- If you check out Citrus Tree Studios they have all of these gorgeous papers, buttons and ribbons included with their October kit.  Get it while you still can!  (Title embellishments not included)


Football Frenzy

October 18th, 2009

Sunday night football!  Got to love it!  Okay I think my husband does more than me, however with all the football frenzy that goes on in fall made me dig into my box of pictures and what did I find?  A few pics of my DH and I from when we were dating, he took me along to a Packer Game!  Just looking at the pics made me smile!  So what did I do?  Well I knew I had just the “perfect” paper for the pics from Moxxie called Grid Iron.  I loved all the patterns that fit the theme perfectly!


October Product Spotlight at CTS

October 7th, 2009

CTS product Spotlight is Teresa Collins Favorite Album Kit and what fun these little books are!  I was able to incorporate CTS’s October kit-Spice Garden with the Album Kit and created the following:


The kit included several fun shaped chipboard pieces, several recipe cards with different styles, added elements for journaling and embellishing. I enjoyed creating this book so much I’m thinking about creating more and give them as gifts to some of my close friends! img_4283.JPG

You can get yours here.

I do have a small confession Okay, okay I have to be honest. I have the Bind it All, and never used it. Shame, shame. I know. However…I’m so glad that this project pushed me to learn how to use it! How easy and fun!!!
I can’t wait to play with it some more.

Fall colors with Citrus Tree Studio

October 5th, 2009

Reveal day over at CTS with October’s Kit!  Loved playing with Bo Bunny’s Kitchen Spice Collection.  I absolultely LOVED the color scheme.  Just a quick sneak…I’ll be posting more projects later this week using the kit.



Halloween is in the Air

October 4th, 2009

You walk into the stores and what do you see?  CANDY and Halloween items everwhere!  I’m looking forward to the local pumpkin farm visit with my little one!  Since I was young I have always loved going to the pumpkin farm, not sure if it’s the colors, the smell or just the overall expereince.  Anyways I have some Moxxie for  you today!  I was lucky enough to be sent both Halloween Collections that coordinate: Trick or Treat and Eye of Newt. I thought the little candy paper was adoarable and how can you NOT love that frog!  I created this cute little treat bag to give to our adopted Grandma next door for Halloween!  The best part; I recycled old sb packaging for the bag!  I used this project as one of the crop challenges I posted at Crop Addict.  You still have time if you want to quick get out your supplies and play along.  Project has to be complete by this evening.  You can find more details here.


Fabulously Fancy Friday

October 2nd, 2009

If your a paper crafter your enjoy the gift of giving.  That is what Card Making and Giving is all about!  Well in honor of World Card Making Day (Oct 3) Fancy Pants Designs posted a fun challenge on their blog.   If your a crafter like me I hope you have time to create a few heart felt cards this weekend and give them to those you care about!

Here is my card using Fancy Pants Chipboard, Paper, Rubons, Die Cut, and Button!


Frost Advisory – Oct 1st….

October 1st, 2009

October 1st and I finally gave in and turned on the heat.  Just enough to take the chill out of the air.

It’s hard to actually believe that fall has hit.  I’m so not ready for the white stuff to begin flying yet.  Had to bring in my large mum plant last night so it would survive.    Time to winterize the home I guess…

Okay lots and lots of stuff going on this weekend.  As many of you know it’s  World Card Making Day this Saturday.  So in honor of the day Citrus Tree Studio is holding a Card Crop beginning Friday evening.  I know the DT is planning lots of fun challenges to get your card making skills going.

Also if your in the mood for some scrappin….Crop Addict is holding a 3 day long crop beginning Friday evening.  I’ll be hosting 2 time slots on Sat and 1 on Sunday.  Drop in and check out the creative challenges to inspire you to put your pics on your page!

And finally….I wanted to share a few projects I created using Crop Addicts October Monthly Kit: