Friday, November 29, 2013

Cuttin' and Stampin" Weekly Challenge #47

Challenge:  Home for the Holidays

November 26th - December 2nd, 2013

Hi Guys this is Cheryl. Well, today is the Friday after Thanksgiving, which means we are either out shopping or at home enjoying our delicious leftovers. I have no urge to fight for a parking spot or the long lines in the stores. So I am going to stay at home, shop online at Cuttin' and Stampin' ScrappySupplies, and eat my leftovers with a smile on my face.

This week at Cuttin' and Stampin' our weekly challenge is "Home For The Holidays." I was given the Doodlebug "Home For The Holidays" 6" x 6" paper collection and the adorable Paper Smooches "Winter Groves" stamp set. I only had to make one project, but once I saw the stamp set and the Christmas papers, ideas were just flowing and I ended up making three cards. I am disappointed with my pictures. I have a new camera that has a monster manual and who wants to read that? lol  But here are my challenge projects for this week. I hope you enjoy! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Don't forget you can purchase these Paper Smooches stamps and 6x6 Doodlebug paper collection on the
 Cuttin' and Stampin' Scrappy Supplies  page. 

Please make sure your creation post has a link back to Cuttin' and Stampin'

Thanks for playing along we will be announcing the winners on December 6, 2013.

Happy Scrappin.........Cheryl

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Cuttin' and Stampin' Weekly Challenge #46

Challenge:  Anything Goes with Numbers

November 19th - 25th, 2013

Hi Scrappers. This is Cheryl. This week for our Cuttin' and Stampin' weekly challenge we were given the Bazzill "Count Down To Christmas" paper collection and the Paper Smooches "Digits" stamp set. I just loved working with these papers. Using the colors red, black, and white together makes me very happy! For my card I used a coordinating green piece of the paper collection, glued it to a clear button, tied some twine into a bow, and then adhered it to my card front. On the Christmas ornament I used VersaMark on the 25 and then a layer of clear embossing powder. From there I fussy cut the alphabets and glued them to the card.

This card was fun to make. We would love for you to join the challenge too!

Thank you for visiting us at Cuttin' and Stampin'. If you would like to visit their online store, you may go here.  If you would like to pick up this paper collection or stamp set, you may go to the new Facebook page here

I would also like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving with good food, family fellowship, and safe travels.

Happy Scrappin!.............Cheryl 

Please make sure your creation post has a link back to Cuttin' and Stampin'

Thanks for playing along we will be announcing the winners on November 29, 2013.  

You can enter your creations Here

Monday, November 11, 2013

Don't Throw Those Scraps Away!

Hi guys...this is Cheryl. I am sitting here sorting thru and organizing my leftovers of paper collections and embellishments received from Flamingo Scraps. Slowly trying to go through my beloved papers and "stuff" in order to make things easier to find when scrapping. Of course for me it is the "putting back" that is the main issue. As I was going through my goodies I noticed I had several nice bit's and pieces of the Echo Park Beautiful Life paper collection left from my last project. This inspired me to look for a smaller scaled project to use the rest of these pieces. I decided to attempt to make what is called a "sour cream" container. There are tons of YouTube videos out there on how to make these. I actually didn't think about looking for one for prior to making mine, but afterwards I did look and found this nice one. Her dimensions and techiniques are somewhat different from mine, but different strokes for different folks! That is the beauty and fun of scrapbooking. There are no rules. Just lot's of sweet crafters to share their love and methods of scrapbooking.

To start off I looked through my scraps to find any papers left that could be cut down to 4.50" x 6".

From there I added Scor-tape along just one of the 4.50" edges and on both edges of the 6" sides.

I removed the backing of the adhesive from just one 6" length and from the top edge and rolled the paper up into what looked like a small tube.

From there I flattened one end of the tube, filled it with treats and then on the other edge I closed the opening in the opposite direction of what the other end was. I used my scoring tool and scored three lines on both ends. It now looks like a cute take out sour cream container! From there I punched a small hole and added a 10" piece of the Fancy Pants Seam Binding Collection in various colors to the top and then used a cute stamp and punch from my stash, inked them using Prima's dark rust chalk ink, and added them to the front of each treat container.

Just a really quick, fun way to use up those scraps that would end up being forgotten or thrown away.

As always thank you for visiting my blog. If you would like to visit the Flamingo Scraps Blog, please click here. If you would like to buy any of the papers or inks I used today, please visit the Flamingo Scraps online store here, and to like their Facebook page please click here.

Happy Scrappin! ......Cheryl

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Update on my photo card

Hi...this is Cheryl. Just a quick post. I recently posted a photo frame card here. Well, low and behold as I was playing on YouTube tonight I found this video with Dawn' making her own version of a photo frame very close to mine. Initially I was surprised because I was so tickled with the results of my project and I thought I had really created a new, fresh idea for card making. lol It was still great to see another version and their input on it. The reason I am writing this is because I really like her idea of adding a second layer on the top of the photo card in order to have a place to slide a picture in. I did not have an option on my card for this, so I was excited to see her finished project tonight and for it to allow for me to change mine up some and have a better way add a picture and then swap one out in the future too. I think I prefer the base to my card, but either way is good! Goes to show you that two gals from Michigan do think alike!

HAPPY STAMPIN!.........Cheryl

Friday, November 8, 2013

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas!

Hi this is Cheryl. I am sitting here typing while looking out the window. It is just a beautiful fall day outside. Nice and sunny. Not too hot or too cold. Just right for open windows and a nice cool breeze to blow through the house. I made a pot of chilli this morning and it has been simmering on the stove all day. Won't be long and it will be too cold for open windows. Ol' man winter will be upon us and we will be decorating for the Christmas Holidays. I love this time of year and I love making my own cards typically in November and scrapbooking my families memories at a winter retreat in January.

Today for my project for Flamingo Scraps, I thought I would do a Christmas page. I can never have too many premade pages for all of the pictures we take each year. To start off I used a white 12" x 12" base, layered with a 11" x 11" piece of black card stock. I then added a small 6.50" x 10.75" piece of red card stock and I used a snowflake border punch along two sides of this and added a double photo matt on the bottom that measures 3.25" x 10" and a Heidi Swapp paper frame.

Using ribbon from my stash, I tied a simple knot bow on the bottom of the red card stock and cut two trees from the Fancy Pants Corrugated Paper Collection and adhered these over the ribbon.

I also added a journaling strip and die cut from the Echo Park Merry Christmas collection. From there I added a few Christmas diecuts and images on the page. Also, I saved the snowflake negative pieces and used these to decorate my trees and added four photo corners to the edges of my base layer. A simple, but sweet Christmas page to add pictures to later.

I hope you have enjoyed my project for today and I have inspired you to get started on your Christmas pages. I would love for you to check out the Flamingo Scraps Blog. If you would like to check out the online Flamingo Scraps store, please click here to get started shopping!

Happy Scrappin! .........Cheryl

Happy Scrappin & Card Making!! Cheryl