Thursday, August 25, 2011

La La Land Crafts for Kids Contest

My boys (Ethan age 4 and Parker age 2) love it when I clear a space for them in my craft room and break out the punches and craft supplies. They've recently taken to stamping, and I keep tins of small stamps at hand just for them ( oh ok- sometimes I use them too). They even have a bin full of their own ink, and know how to clean the stamps when they are done. I've come to learn though there is one crafty technique they love more than stamping; they love to cut up paper. Armed with scissors, punches and a paper crimper, all I hear is cut, cut, cut ( they are boys after all).

I had stamped Star Boy Luka upon request for Ethan, and Fireman Luka for my Fireman crazed Parker so that they could make birthday bookmarks for a contest over at the new La-La Land Crafts for Kids blog. This is all we had to show for it: 

 by Ethan age 4 ( and 3/4)

by Parker age 2 ( and 3/4)

Not only that, they didn't even stick around long enough to help me clean up!

Oh well, I guess they take after me after all.

Monday, August 22, 2011


You know me, I love a challenge, so when I stumbled across a new blog called "Another freaking scrappy challenge" I had to check them out. I think I would have liked to try out for this design team, but it seems like recent projects and deadlines had me focused on other things.
Here's a age I've done based on their very first sketch challenge:

The challenge was to create a layout based on the sketch provided, and to document something funny.
My personal challenge was to dig in to some fun Fancy Pants product that's been neglected far too long.


I've been collecting Ethanisms and Parkerisms for some time now. Those cute little things my boys say as they are gaining new vocabulary, mispronouncing words and just being plain cute. I'll post them on Facebook as daily status updates, jot them into my notes on my phone, record them as a voice memo, or grab a nearby notebook. I  don't manage to get them all written down, as live is crazy with 3 boys. but the ones I do are worth so much to me.

This layout I did using Momenta papers and embellishments, and you can see all the details on the Momenta blog
My favorite parts are the orange elephant ( a perfect specimen for my son who loves both the colour orange and elephants) and the Fancy Pants felt borders with the tickets tucked into them.

Monday, August 8, 2011

And the winners are...

The winners of the Card sets from this week-end's blog hop have been selected.
Just to let you know this was totally fair, as I selected numbers from 1-30 from

#18 Lynn
#28 Cozy Crop House

Cozy Crop House: Please e-mail me with your name and shipping address so I can get your cards out to you. Girlpaperscissors(at)

Lynn: I know where you live, I'll give you your cards when you come to visit your grandchildren next time, I'll specify who is eligible for these draws :)

Here's a quick one I did, playing with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam, Glimmer Glaze, ( on the Magenta Style Chipboard Bird), and a Viva Decor Pearl Pen.
(Other materials: MME papers, 3Bugs in a Rug Die cuts, Bella Blvd journaling block.)

Have a great day everyone!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Happy 2nd Anniversary Practical Scrappers!

Thanks for joining us for the Practical Scrappers Blog Hop.  We're sharing projects that relate to the number two since it's our second anniversary!  Today I'm sharing a project with you about my second son's second birthday. We often lovingly refer to him as "Thing 2". I've got a RAK to give out to TWO followers of my blog and Practical Scrappers' blog.  All you have to do is leave a comment letting me know you were here.  I'll be giving away 2 sets of 5 hand stamped cards and envelopes. 

Here's my project celebrating the number 2 :
Thanks for stopping by!  Hop on over to see  Jessica next!

  We have an extremely talented group of designers, I know you'll enjoy checking out their blogs.

Happy Scrapping,