Thursday, March 20, 2014

March Scrap your Stash Blog Hop

It's time to have a blog hop again with Practical Scrappers!
No theme this time, so I just did a bit of digging for some very old product ( ok I didn't have to dig very much). Couple the blog hop with some of the daily product challenges from Mojo Hunting, and I came up with a page that is a perfect mix of old and new. The die cut paper with the animals is ancient Creative Imaginations, but I still love it, and had to use it somehow.

To keep the page fresh and up to date, I used some washi tape that worked well with the colours and patterns of the paper,  and new Beanboard Alphas from Jillibean Soup. I paired them with matching yellow Wise Words stickers- I love, love, love yellow alphas, and this shade of yellow is my favorite. I love the look of the new wooden buttons with enamel centers, but didn't have any on hand, so I made my own using wood and plastic buttons and Viva Decor pens.

Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper
PP: Creative Imaginations
Letters/font: Jillibean Soup, Echo Park
Trim: Green Tara, Queen and Co.
Die cuts: Creative Imaginations, Silhouette ( Jillibean Soup)
Buttons: October Afternoon, pebbles ( altered with Viva Decor Pens)
Washi Tape
Viva Decor Pearl and Paper pens

Since this is a scrap your stash hop, I'll be giving away a small selection of product from my own stash to a lucky commenter. 

Many designers are giving away small prizes on their blogs, so visit as many as you can and leave some feedback please. You will be visiting my fellow Canuck Lee-Anne Thornton next!
Practical Scrappers Blog Hop List

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Kick in the Pants

I have a friend who is an amazing scrapbooker, and does the most innovative things with supplies.  The problem is, she needs a gentle reminder every now and again of what she has, and needs a nudge to use it. While she was searching for an app, or a blog that gave daily product challenges, I remembered a blog template that I created back in 2010, and never made public. Mojo Hunting was initially supposed to be filled with funky challenges, and ideas to help when you just don't know where to begin anymore...well now it's been brought back to life,  but on a very simple scale. Every day I give a different item to use on a page. 

Since I'm not at the point anymore where I can complete a project a day, I've combined the first few items in a page.

First item 02/19: Felt (at least 3 pieces if possible)
second 02/20: Number stickers
third 02/21: 2 colours of ink

So if you are stuck, or just need a reminder of some of the cool things you've got hidden away, come visit me over at 
You can also find Mojo Hunting on Facebook

I'd love to get some product ideas from you!
Happy Hunting!

Saturday, February 22, 2014


The winner of my little giveaway from our Scrap your Stash Valentine's day Blog Hop was chosen via Random Number Generator.

#9 Kim Ryden!

Kim, thanks for leaving a comment on my post, just send your mailing address to justaskerin(at)gmail(dot)com.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine's blog hop


Welcome to the Practical Scrappers Blog Hop 
where we are Scrapping our Stash.
If you're participating in the Blog hop, you should have arrived from Majken Pullin's Blog
This month the Practical Scrappers Team are using up the old Valentine's day product we had almost forgotten we had! Be sure to visit the Practical Scrappers Blog to learn about our sponsor Kiwi Lane Designs and find out how you could win a prize.
I didn't even think I owned any older Valentine paper when I started out on this challenge. Turns out I have a substantial selection in addition to the new papers I bought this year.
What I also have a ton of are hearts! Felt, chipboard, wood, satin, glitter, pins, buttons etc. I mean I use hearts on my pages, but with 4 boys, I tend to grab more stars and circles before the hearts get used- especially the pink glittery ones!
Pp: Fancy Pants Design, Echo Park
Chipboard and felt hearts: American Crafts
Satin and plastic heart: Dollarama
Tag: American Crafts
Buttons: Doodlebug Design Inc.
Border strips: Doodlebug Design Inc, Bazzill Basics Paper
Stickers: Pink Paislee, October Afternoon

Then I grabbed the new papers I had from Crate Paper's collection Love Notes. To make another Valentines day layout. I decided to use up some more of the hearts, some brads , and Jillibean Soup Die cuts (Arrows) that I made with my Silhouette.

I love how the chalkboard papers work with my blurry black and white photo. I loved this picture and just had to find a way to make it work.  

Pp: Crate Paper, BBP
Chipboard Hearts: Scrapworks
Satin and felt heart: Dollarama
Brads: Simple Stories
Stamps: Prima Marketing
Die Cuts: Jillibean Soup- Silhouette

In honor of Valentine's Day, and our Scrap your Stash Blog Hop, I'm going to give away a selection of heart embellishments from my stash for fun. Just leave me a comment to qualify for the random draw.
Next you should be headed to see what Lisa Peeples has done with her love themed goodies...

This is a big list of blogs, with many offering prizes of their own, so visit as many as you can. 

 Practical Scrappers Blog Hop List
Happy Valentine's Day!!