Sunday, December 19, 2010

Two more gifts Complete!

Have you worked with one of the 7Gypsies trays? You really ought to try one. I admit I was a bit intimidated at first, but I had so much fun creating these I am going to have to make one for myself now!
I wanted to do something more personable for my sons girlfriends and decided what better gift to give them than their favorite guys!
This is my younger son and since his girlfriend is 15 I wanted something with a bit of fun teen flair to it. She is planning to paint her room purple so I chose a black tray and added black, purple, and silver accents with LOTS of bling!

Since my older son and his girlfriend are quite a bit older, I went with a bit more romantic flair. I wasn’t happy with the photos I have on hand so I left some bare spots to add photos after the holidays.

Trying to keep things balanced between the girls, I kept most of the details as similar as possible. You will find lots of rubons, Spellbinders Diecuts, bling, pearls, stickles, and goodies of all sorts!
*note: click on any of the photos to enlarge

Almost there!! I just need to finish up the videos for my daycare parents!
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 17, 2010


Hello!! Popping in with another quick post! I’ve completed two of my scrappy Christmas gifts, just one more to go! I am hoping to get it completed tomorrow *crossing my fingers for a good mojo day*
How are you coming on your shopping? With all the storms we’ve had here in MN, I’ve resorted to shopping online this year. I have to say that I missed the hustle and bustle of the crowds, but it sure has been fun having package after package arrive on my doorstep!
While waiting for my packages to arrive, I took some time to create some tags. I just love these guys! I cut the gingerbread out using my Cricut and the Dress UP Paper Dolls Cartridge. I shaded the edges and the center of the “cookies” with a bit of Distress Ink and chalked some cheeks. Next I outlined, added some trim, a bow, and stickled some chipboard hearts for buttons.

I'm off to wrap my gifts, and hang my tags!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Pink Goodness

Such a busy time of the year! Between holiday preparations, working on final bookwork for taxes, attending my son's basketball games, and working on a couple secret projects, I did manage to squeeze out a couple of baby cards!

I used a mixture of Pink Paislee Love Stuck and Sweetness….How appropriate for a little girl!

I am addicted to all my Spellbinders dies. Isn’t that Lacy Circle just too precious?! I cut my dies with Core’dinations cardstock and sanded the edges, then attached with pop dots.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a super scrappy day!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

What a crazy week we’ve had! Popping in quick to say hello and share a holiday layout using the cute new Jillibean Soup Christmas Chestnut Soup line.

For the title, I cut each letter out of cardstock three times and layered and topped with stickles for a bit of holiday glitz.

The snowflakes are double layered and covered with stickles for dimension.

My great niece. Isn’t she a cutie?!

Have a fun as safe holiday weekend everyone!
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Holiday Card

I have a quick holiday card to share today. It’s not the best photo, but it is snowing out and I am being wimpy about stepping outside today! :)

The snow has me in the mood to create holiday cards.
Using Cardabilities sketch #14
I decided to replace the oval shape with a cut out window using my Cricut and Cheers cartridge. I put holiday floral in the corner, and added a sentiment to a Spellbinders Fancy Tag. Stamping a snowflake background, spritized with Peal Glimmer Mist and attaching it to the inside of the card with my Helmar zapdots gives the illusion of looking out the window.

Of course I had to add some Ranger Stickles, and a few Kaiser pearls to give it some holiday sparkle!

Have a super Sunday and thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

So Sad

Pinky has come to a very difficult decision and I am so sad to say that Dirty Scraps is officially closed. I have enjoyed my time as a designer. Thanks for giving me such a wonderful opportunity, Pinky!!!

This layout was inspired by a prompt from Dirty Scraps, a sketch from Sketchabilities, and lots of Sassafrass Lass goodies!

You know me, I have to add some texture and dimension! :)

Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Holiday Card

Here we are at the end of another month…unbelievable!!

It is my turn for the weekly challenge at LPSC. I decided it is about time to get a jump start on some holiday cards. I created this one using the October Afternoon papers in the Life Preservers Scrapbook Club August Alternate Kit. The reds and greens in these papers are perfect for a holiday card, I covered the snowflakes with the music paper, and the lacy trim in the kit was a beautiful way to finish it off!

I had fun experimenting with some Bazzill chipboard snowflakes I had on hand. A bit of Distress inks, Distress Picket Fence and Rock Candy Crackle paints, and a dash of glitter…whhhaa la!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Banner Winner!!

I would like to thank everyone for stopping by during our Dirty Scraps blog hop. Thanks to you, the hop was a huge success!

An extra big thank you for all the sweet comments on my banner and blog!! The winner of the banner is...

Congrats Jenny! Contact me with your address so I can get your banner in the mail!!

My tree was inspired by Gabrielle’s Make N Take during the Life Preservers Crop last weekend. I created the tree and decorations during the crop, but wanted to finish it off with a tag on the jar/vase. While browsing the Echo Park blog, I came across vintage label downloads and knew that it was just what my tag needed!

As always, click on the photo to enlarge!

The vase is a taco sauce jar! Using a Pink Paislee canvas label, I cut it to fit inside the label form molded in the glass. I filled the jar with leaves and sand from my sandbox.

I used lots of Ranger Stickles, Crackle Accents, and Distress inks as well as popdots and sanding to add texture to the ornaments. Notice the Core'dinations background in each piece?! Love that stuff!! The ghosts, bats, spiders, skeletons, and mat shapes were cut with my cricut.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Dirty Scraps Blog Hop

Welcome to Dirty Scraps first blog hop ever. Are you ready for some Trick or Treats? Well…no tricks here but we do have lots and lots of treats!! Let me tell you, there are some spook-tacular eye candy and prizes along the way. In order to be eligible for one of the boo-tiful Grand Prizes on the Dirty Scraps blog, be sure to leave a comment at each blog AND become a follower of Dirty Scraps blog. Each DT member has a prize giveaway…you need to become a follower of the DT members of which goodies you would like to win…chose one or chose them all!
…in other words,
become a follower of Dirty Scraps and leave a comment everywhere if you want one of the big prizes on Dirty Scraps…
AND become a follower of the DT members whose giveaway you would like to win!

I am giving away a banner I created with the Maple Grove line from We R Memory Keepers. In order to win you must leave me a comment and become a follower on my blog!
I would love to send it your way! :)

Begin the hop at Dirty Scraps

Laura Jean

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Next stop....Shawna!

thanks for hopping along with us!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Pumpkin Tutorial

We can't have a fall harvest without some pumpkins!!
I have for you, a tutorial to make some cute Pumpkins! I embossed mine for texture, then left them plain so I could use them through Thanksgiving. I think they would be adorable as Jack-o-lanterns too! Feel free to add faces to yours, if you like!

Now lets get started!
Gather some, green scraps, brown scrap, black scraps if you wish to make a jack-o-lantern; a circle punch, stencil, or circle cutting tool; and your adhesive.

1. Cut 6-10 circles of the same size. More circles will create a fuller pumpkin. I used six 3" circles for my smaller pumpkin, and the larger is eight 4" circles. I cut scallop circles with my cricut and Storybook cartridge.

2. I inked the edges with my Tim Holtz Distress Inks for shading and dimension.

3. If you wish to emboss your circles, do so now. Next, fold your circles in half.

4. Apply adhesive to one half of your circle.

5.Lining up the edges, place the adhesive side to half of a second circle. Add the next circle to the back of the other half.

6. Repeat 4 & 5 until all the circles are attached to each other.

When all the circles are connected, you should have this.

7. To make the stem, I tightly wound a stip of brown cardstock, the glued to the top of the pumpkin. I used 1/4"x3" for the smaller pumpkin, and 3/4"x5" for the larger.

8. I cut the leaves by freehand, inked the edges, and folded for dimension. To create the green curls, I wound narrow strips around a pencil and cut them to desired length. I used a variety of green shades...just because!

9. Apply adhesive to leaves and Curls. Attach to pumpin.

Big blog hop with the girls from Dirty Scraps coming up this weekend!! Make sure you stop by for a chance to win some prizes!

Thanks for stopping by!!