I am attempting to maintain a blog filled with random bits from my life and family as well as my adventures in crafting.

Monday, February 5, 2018

BBTB2 - Valentine's Day Anything Goes

Happy Monday!!!

Today over at BBTB2 I am lucky enough to host this week's challenge.
I decided that it was time to kick it in gear and start thinking about
Valentine's Day :)

So this week I thought it would be fun to do an Anything Goes
Valentine's Style....

So as I was scrolling on Facebook the other day,
I came across a post from my Design Team Sister Sukie over at
Scrappin Dhilly and I immediately fell in love with her
Valentine Topper. (Thanks Sukie!!!)
I knew it was exactly what I wanted to CASE
for this year's Valentine's I make for my
friends, co-worker's, and my kids' teachers.

Of course, it isn't exactly like hers, how could I compete :)
But I did what I could with the materials I had.
The hearts I cut from George, the topper base is from
Elegant Edges, as well as the scallop trim at the top.
The arrow is from Small Talk Frames and Tags.

I rifled through my ribbon bins and found some fun
pieces to use. I also ordered on Amazon a TON of
little key embellishments - which I LOVE, and added
one to some twine and just clipped them all together
with a mini clothes pin I picked up from the Dollar Store.

Of course the chocolates are the Hershey's Nuggets
wrapped in strips of Valentine scrapbook paper.
I also used the cut out hearts from the topper as
confetti in the bag, so nothing went to waste :)

My XOXO stamp is from a Fiskars stamp set
and I decided to do a little bit of blush inking on the hearts.

I really like how these turned out,
now I just need to make 30 more :)

I hope you will join us over at BBTB2 this week!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Cut It Up! - New Year's Resolutions

Happy Friday!!!

How did your week go?
We actually had some colder temps this week,
but still I haven't even worn my coat really at all!


Cut It Up
Over at Cut It Up we have a new challenge for you...

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New Year's Resolutions or Goals

Our Sponsor:
$20 Gift Certificate

My Project:
Okay, so the first thing you should know is that
I don't make New Year's Resolutions...lol :)
However, I always want to keep my house clean
and love "tools" that make it easier.
I asked for a Stair Vacuum for Christmas and I got one...yay!
My stairs always get neglected because I hate lugging
my regular vacuum up and down them.
I LOVE my portable, lightweight, new toy and
will definitely be using it often :)

Sorry, enough about that...

Our Sponsor, Kitten Scraps has some adorable
images and we were able to choose some to work with.
As soon as I saw this cute girl vacuuming, I knew it was the one.

My papers are all from my scrap stash.
I used Mini Monograms to cut out the scallop
and Art Philosophy is a fun cartridge for banners.

My sentiment is from a Fiskar's set
and my enamel dots are from Echo Park.

Please take some time to head over to Kitten Scraps
to see all the fun options they have for
your projects :)

I hope you will join us over at Cut It Up!

Thanks for checkin' in!

Monday, January 8, 2018

BBTB2 - It's Snowy and Cold

Happy Monday!!!

Today over at BBTB2 a new challenge has started
all about winter and being snowy and cold.

I know everyone on the East is experiencing some
crazy snow, but I am in Utah and we have nada!

We are in the upper 40's and sun - CRAZY!!!

Anyway, if we did have snow, my kids would be
outside building snowmen and snow forts
so my card is in hope that we have at least ONE
Snow Day...

I used these two cuts from Simply Charmed.
My paper is from American Crafts and I combined
two stamp sentiments from CardzTV and Craftin' Desert Divas.

The cute sparkly rhinestones are from Michael's.

I hope you will join us over at BBTB2 this week!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!