Thursday, April 22, 2010

Stringy stuff...

that's what we're challenging you to use this week at Practical Scrappers - Floss, Ribbon and Fibers to be exact. Although I used this week's challenge item more minimally than usual, I'm quite happy with the outcome. This may be a technique I'll be using again soon. ( Just wish my Tiny Attacher stapler had a longer reach!)

I used Paper floss and looped it down the side of the layout using those tiny staples to keep it in place.

Materials used:
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper
PP: Sassafras Lass
Letters: Rusty Pickle, Cosmo Cricket, Sassafras Lass, Jenni Bowlin
Sticker: Sassafras Lass
Floss: Karen Foster
Tiny Staples: Tim Holtz
Pen: Staedlater Triplus Fineliner

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Bring on the Bling!

So last time we needed to use bling for a Practical Scrappers challenge, you may remember I did a Pirate page about my boys.  This week, when it came to using glitter, I had to think up something else boyish that would work all "bling-ed" out...
Let's just say our dress-up bin has some interesting things in it!

Materials used:
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper
PP: Fancy Pants, October Afternoon, Sassafras Lass
Glitter: StixII
Sealant: Folk Art Artist's Varnish ( Gloss)
Chipboard: Fancy Pants
Ribbon: DCWV
Letters: October Afternoon
Felt: Fancy Pants
Title die cut using SCAL and Glimmer Girls Font ( shadow)

Friday, April 9, 2010


Here are two newer pages- one is a Valentine's layout, and one is kinda Easter themed- both food related of course! The Cupcake layout I did at a crop, I had wanted to use up that Making Memories shaped paper, since I had already cut the center of it out for another project. I used some brown ink, and a new text background stamp from Hero Arts. I also kept with the polka dot craze by adding spots to my Thickers using my white pen.
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Bo Bunny
PP: Making Memories, KI Memories, Jillibean Soup
Chipboard: K&Co
Pearls: Kaiser Craft
Ribbon: unknown
Butterrfly punch: Martha Stewart
Stamp: Hero Arts
Ink: Memento
Letters: American Crafts, Webster's Pages
Pen; Uniball Signo (white)

My "Easter" page is really photos of the kids the week before Easter devouring bunnies brought to them by friends of ours. I did this page as part of a Scraptag on Scraptacular Images. I really wanted an Easter bunny shape cut on my Cricut, but when I couldn't find one I liked, I decided to print an image I found onto beige cardstock- Voila-  chocolate bunny!
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Bo Bunny
Thread: Gutterman
letters: Prima Marketing, October Afternoon
bunny photo from:

Thursday, April 8, 2010


That's this week's challenge at Practical Scrappers. The DT have created projects using a variety of markers in many different ways. What amazed me about doing this challenge is how I was able to create an entire layout without any patterned paper. ( and it was fun!)
Here's my creation for this week- I think I may need to go back and fix the crooked title- OOPS!

Materials used:
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Prism Simply Smooth
stamps: Studio G, Autumn Leaves
Markers: Copic
Pen: Copic Multiliner
Ink: Memento
letters: My Little Shoebox, Adorn It
Chipboard heart: Maya Road

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Rub-ons rub me the wrong way...

Yes, I own them, but  I've had too many issues with rebel rub-ons to really appreciate their appeal. Good thing for Practical Scrappers, I was forced once again to dig through my stash and use something I wouldn't normally. Actually it wasn't even MY stash...

You see my buddies often come here to scrap, and somehow we've amassed an entire blue recycle bin full of Scrappy stuff no one wants anymore. we all pick over it every so often and take stuff we think we might use. So with a folder full of Rub-ons already in my stash, I find it hilarious I felt the need to take a package from the blue bin for this week's challenge.

Maybe that's another idea to make your stash new again, swap it with others, and you might just be inspired by some "new" old stuff like I was.


Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper
Rub-Ons: 7 Gypsies, K& Co.
Letters: Pink Paislee
Markers: Copic