Hiding In My Craft Room #91: Freestyle

Welcome back to another HIMCR Challenge!  It's the 5th Saturday in the month so that means...FREESTYLE!  Anything goes!
I created a fun little Easter card this week!
Cardstock: Crumb Cake (SU), Whisper White (SU), Melon Mambo (SU)
Desginer Paper: MME
Ink: Pool Party (SU), Melon Mambo
Big Shot: Polka Dot Parade #1 Die
Washi tape: Various
Hope you like it!  Happy Easter and please be sure to stop by the HIMCR blog to see what the Design Team Members have created this week!


Practical Scrappers: March Layout Sketch

It's time for another Layout Sketch at Practical Scrappers!  I just LOVE sketches!
Here is it...
And here is my take on it...
I just love this page of my hubby's birthday in 2011!
Do you have some pictures that you just never feel motivated to scrap?!  Well using them on a Sketch Challenge is the way to go.  You are creating a super fun layout that will make you fall in love with the pictures all over again!
Enjoy and don't forget to check out all of the other Design Team Member's Layouts today on the Practical Scrappers Blog!  And you can always play along with us!  We would love to see your creations...post them on our facebook page!!


Practical Scrappers: Ten Things with STAMPS!

I jumped on the chance to join the Practical Scrappers Ten Things team this week when I found out the topic was stamps and they needed someone who LOVED using stamps!
You know me, I'm a Stampin Up demonstrator so it's in my blood to love stamping!  I think stamping on scrapbook pages is the BEST!  Just look at these little bunnies...
I could have probably purchased bunny embellishments to use on this page.  But would they look as cute?  Probably not!  AND...now that I have the stamps and inks, I can make as many bunnies as I want...in any color that I want!  :)
This stamp set: Polka Dot Parade #1 Mini came from Papertrey Ink.  Just $5 and then $3 for the coordinating dies, which I also purchased!
I also used stamps from this set to create the title of my layout and the border across the bottom!
All designer paper on this layout is by My Mind's Eye.  Bunnies were stamped in Stampin Up Colors: Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, Pool Party and Regal Rose.
Please be sure to check out what the rest of the Ten Things team did with their stamps this week over at the Practical Scrappers blog!
I am also entering this in for Sketches in Thyme Challenge #104!  I just loved this sketch and hope you all do too!  Still a few days to play!


Craft Your Passion #155: Make it Cute

Hello there!  Welcome to another challenge with Craft Your Passion!  This week we are using images from 2CuteInk, a Digital Stamp company.  I chose to use the Balloon Birdie digi! 
Our challenge this week is to make our project cute and how can this little chick be anything BUT CUTE!  He's adorable!
Here's my card...
I also chose this image because I thought his balloon would be a great place to stamp a sentiment!  It worked out GREAT!
I hope you enjoy my card this week and I can't wait to see your cute creations!!  Be sure to stop by the Craft Your Passion Challenges blog to see what the rest of the Design Team was up to this week!


Hiding In My Craft Room #90: Happy Anniversary

The challenge this week at HIMCR is very appropriate: Create an Anniversary card!  Well, the hubby and I just celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary this week.  So I just made this card for him and I'm making it my sample for the challenge this week!
Here is my card...
I used a cardstock base in Pool Party by Stampin Up!  Then I added in scraps of paper from my scrap box, a little denim ribbon and a Stampin Up button tied with white thread! 
Hope you like it and please don't forget to head over to HIMCR to see what the rest of the Design Team came up with for the Anniversary Challenge!


Practical Scrappers: March Card Sketch

This month's card sketch at Practical Scrappers is a pretty fun one!  Check it out...
Here is my take on it...

Simple, sweet and a card that can be used for almost any occasion!
Be sure to check out all of the other cards made by design team members and play along with us!  You can share your card on our facebook page!!  Or link up in my comments, I would love to check yours out!


Craft Your Passion #154: Lace/Ribbon

Hey There!  Welcome to another week and another challenge with Craft Your Passion!  This week are using images from The Sugar Kissed Cottage!  The image I got to use is: Ice Cream Girl. 
The prize this week is 4 digital downloads of your choice from the store!  WOW!
This week our theme is Ribbons or Lace.
Here is my card...
I just want to saw that I made my card at 1am and I totally forgot about the challenge!  But I am so glad that this little girl has ribbons in her hair!  HA!
Make sure you check out all of the othe Design Team cards over on the Craft Your Passin Blog today!


Hiding In My Craft Room #89: Designer Paper (x3)

Welcome to another week at Hiding In My Craft Room!  We are up to Challenge #89 and this week you are challenged to use 3 designer papers on your project!  Link up for a chance to win a $5 gift certificate!!
This week we are sponsored by Template Dreams!  I just love their digital kits!  I chose to work with the "Hey There" kit.  And here is my digital layout...
My layout is all about my little man, Noah and his latest obsession...Tow Mater or "May-May" as Noah says!
Please be sure to check out the layouts from the other design team members and enter to win this week!  $5 Gift Certificate...YAY!
I am also entering this layout for Sketches In Thyme #105!


Pracitcal Scrappers: Two Page Layouts

Don't you just love two-page layouts?!  They are my favorites because that is what you will normally find in my scrapbooks!  BUT, I think it's so sad that the majority of sketches out there are for just one page.
Over at Practical Scrappers this week, we have given you a few samples of two-page layouts that you are more than welcome to copy or use as inspiration!
Here is my two-pay layout...
Noah's 1 month pictures!

I love this little embellishment: felt flower, paper flower, paper heart, button!  SO CUTE!

Hope you enjoyed my two-pager!  Make sure to head on over to the Practical Scrappers blog to see 12 other samples!!


Practially Scrapping Your Kids!

Want to read a few tips about how I scrapbook my kiddos and see 3 more layouts?
Head over to Practical Scrappers to see my latest Individual Feature!


Craft Your Passion #153: 2 Favorite Colors

Hello There!  It's time for another Craft Your Passion Challenge!  This week we are working with images from Dilly Beans Digi Images.  I chose to work with #541-Doodle Flower!  I love this digi image SO MUCH!
The Craft Your Passion Challenge this week is to use your 2 favorite colors.
My two favorite colors are: Lucky Limeade and Tempting Turquoise.  It just so happens that I got to add in another one of my favorite colors because it's a neutral...Crumb Cake!
I colored my image using Stampin' Up! Stampin Write Markers: Lucky Limeade, Garden Green, Tempting Turquoise, Pool Party and Island Indigo.
I used washi tape to create a background for the doodle flower image.  Then I added a cute little yellow button on top! 
Be sure that you stop by the Craft Your Passion blog today to check out what the rest of the design team came up with for today!


Hiding In My Craft Room: Super Scraps Saturday!

It's another Super Scraps Saturday at HIMCR!  YAY!  I just love using up scraps!
Here is my card...
All of the pieces of this card were just laying around on my crafting table.
I have had those little star shape pieces with buttons for SO LONG!  It was time to use them all on something and get it done! 
I think my newest favorite technique is dry embossing vellum!  I just love the way it looks!
I hope you all can join us and play along this week.  Pumpkin Spice is sponsoring us this week and giving a nice gift card to one of our fans!


Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop: March

Welcome to the hop this month!  Spring is almost here!  YAY!  Here in Missouri we got a few feet of snow that has stuck around for the past 2 weeks and I'm ready for it to melt!
So focusing on spring projects was fun!
I used My Digital Studio 2 to create a card.  I am loving this program!   
I used the NEW kit...Celebrate Easter!  It just came out yesterday and it's super cute!
Please be sure to follow along on the hop and see all of the other great projects this month!  Next up is Heidi's blog!


Hop Participants:
  1. Shellie G. of Craft Smashup
  2. Annie L. of Love Me Cards
  3. Nancy B. of Lady Stamps-A-Lot
  4. Rose C. of Stamp with Rose
  5. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  6. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  7. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  8. Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu
  9. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  10. Heidi B of Stuck on Stampin'
  11. Jennifer B of NW Stamper
  12. Bree of Craft-somnia
  13. Diana E of Stampin' Fun with Diana


Practical Scrappers: Ten Things - Vellum

I joined the Ten Things Team this week over at Practical Scrappers to help them come up with 10 Things to do with Vellum!
I chose to TEAR IT!
I started this card with a Early Espresso cardstock base.  I then tore approximately 3/4" strips of vellum to layer from the bottom up, creating a slightlyt ruffled look.  I used snail (mono) adhesive to secure it to the card base.  I just kept layering and layering.  Once you got 2 pieces on, you couldn't see the adhesive through the vellum.  I used a piece of washi tape at the top to cover the adhesive and give the card a finished look.
The Crumb Cake shape and Calypso Coral flowers come from the Pop-Up Posies Designer Kit by Stampin Up!  I just love this kit!  I layered 3 flowers to create this look.  I then added in a Sycamore Street Button tied with White thread. 
Then I stamped the sentiment with Early Espresso ink! 
I just love how this card turned out and I hope you do too.  Be sure to visit the Practical Scrappers blog so that you can see all of our other ways to use vellum today!


Craft Your Passion #152

This week at Craft Your Passion, your challenge is to make a praject using an odd number of embellishments. 
I decided to go digital again.  Here is my card...
I use the digital software from Stampin Up, My Digital Studio to digitally craft!  If you want more information about it, let me know in the comments!  I would love to tell you about it!  You can even get a FREE 30 day trial!
Make sure to stop by and see the rest of the Design Team's creations over at the Craft Your Passion blog today!  You don't want to miss them!


Hiding In My Craft Room #87: Greens!

This week at HIMCR we are working with Greens!  I love St. Patrick's Day, simply for the fact that I love to dress in green with my kiddos and decorate with green and make cards with green!  It's just so much fun!
This week I made a digital card using Stampin Up's program, My Digital Studio.
I just love how my almost all green card turned out!  Please be sure to check out the other projects from the Design Team over at the HIMCR blog today! 


Practical Scrappers: Storage Ideas

Yesterday at Practical Scrappers we talked about Storage Ideas.  There were some pretty great ones!
I talked all about my drawers of scraps.
Check out the post on Practical Scrappers to learn more about how I organize all of my scraps so that I will USE them!