Thursday, October 27, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
An easy way to get your mini completed quickly, is to choose coordinating products. A lot of times as a Scrapbooker, I tend to over-think my pages and I end up taking way longer to complete a page than I should. But for a mini that you are using for a themed event, just grab some products that go together and start playing! You can't go wrong!!
Another great aspect of the mini is, that you can do them way ahead of time. If you know you want a mini, say for your Christmas activities, then you know that all of the Christmas goodies will be in at ScrapHappy early. So grab some of your favorite products and go ahead and get that book DONE! Then you can enjoy your holiday and once you have all of those awesome pictures from your families' Christmas festivities, just print them out and pop them in your book. These pre-made mini's are also very AWESOME gifts for your family and friends!
Here is a pre-made mini that I completed at my monthly crop in less than 2 hours. We love Fall and I thought it would be fun to have an album that just covered all of the fun things we like to do during this time of the year:
Now that you know the fun possibilities of creating a mini, stop by ScrapHappy and pick up some of the fun goodies for your next Mini Album!!
Chipboard Mini Album: My Mind's Eye
Paper: My Mind's Eye, Echo Park, Simple Stories, Bazzill
Buttons, Pom Pom Trim, & Burlap: My Mind's Eye
Baker's Twine: The Twinery
Decorative Pins, Paper Flowers, Chipboard Embellishments: Little Yellow Bicycle
Brads: The Paper Studio
Thickers: American Crafts
Mini Market Stickers: October Afternoon
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
But what I REALLY miss the most is FALL! Long Island and Upstate New York are absolutely breathtaking at this time of year. The colors of the changing leaves, the crispness in the air, oh it is so beautiful! SO...when I walked in Scraphappy and the first thing I saw was Little Yellow Bicycle's "Hello Fall!" paper I wanted to buy it all and wallpaper my house with it! But I refrained and contented myself to make the gorgeous projects shown here! With this paper anything you make comes out beautiful!
The Wreath is my favorite. You can come make one this Thursday night at Scraphappy! They are so much fun to make and so pretty hanging up!
Last but not least, I made some of these cute Halloween favors. One picture is showing it closed and the other is open showing some candy :) The Cute "Bat Boy" on the front is from My Little Shoebox, Monster Crossing paper. Isn't he cute! I just cut him out and glued him on. He could be like a "Flat Stanley" only we could call him "Flat Bat Boy". This little favor holds 6 pixie sticks just perfectly.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Tim Holtz - kraft resist cardstock, title letter stickers, Distress Stain
Scribble Scrabble - patterned paper
My Mind's Eye Lost and Found 2 - label sticker
Theresa Collins - lace trim
Manila shipping tag, brads, diamond glaze
Sketch - www.bigpictureclasses.com
Friday, October 7, 2011
- Lawn Fawn stamps in Happy Haunting, Quinns Alphabet & Sophies Sentements
- Pink Paislee patterned paper & brads in Phantom Collection
- Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in various colors
Pink Paislee's Phantom is a super cool Halloween line...I love the colors and all the cameos! But instead of using it for Halloween, I wanted to show you how you can use it for other non-Halloween uses! How fun is that!
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Start swirling your twine in concentric circles around your 'center,' being sure to press the twine down into the Gluber regularly to make it all stick together well.
Just keep swirling, swirling, swirling (and if you're not singing like Dori yet, you obviously don't have to watch Finding Nemo nearly as often as I do)...
Ok. We're done swirling. Fun, right? And easy, right? Right. Now, cut your twine and smoosh the end onto the Gluber. If you like your swirly flower the way it is now, then you can be done, and just peel-and-stick it onto your layout or card.
But if you think it looks a little naked and lonely, then glue on your buttons or stick your brads through to finish (adding brads AFTER you stick your flower to your project tends to work a little easier for me, but that's totally up to you).
And here's my finished layout!
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Who wants to win an autographed "Queen of Unfinished Projects" tote signed by 33 of your favorite crafty people, all while supporting the American Cancer Society?!? Well here is your chance!! As part of Scraphappy's 3rd annual breast cancer fundraiser crop, we have this awesome bag up for raffle! We have taken it to 2 CHA shows and even mailed it around to get 33 signatures. Autographs are from the following people:
~~****Tim Holtz*Teresa Collins*Ali Edwards*Donna Downey*Ginger A with Provo Craft*Melissa Frances* Jenni Bowlin*Cheryl Mezzetti*Brandin O'Neill*Monique Griffith*Katie Watson with Maya Road*Jodi Sanford with Fancy Pants*Nick Nash with My Mind's Eye and Teresa Collins*Margie Romney-Aslett*Lashonda Idlebird*Jessica Guthrie* Donna Salazar* Marion Smith from Prima*Natasja Verbeek with Cosmo Cricket and Punky Sprouts*Lindsay Moore with Cosmo Cricket*Wendy Senger from Tattered Angels*Diane Shultz with Graphic 45*Charon with Me & My Big Ideas*Pink Paislee*Jesse and Elena with Charity Wings*Ginger, Erin and Laura, Glitz Designs*Kelly Marie Alvarez with Lawn Fawn*Becky at Basic Grey*and Christy from Scraphappy.****~~
We are selling raffle tickets for $5 each, or 5/$20. We will sell the tickets for the entire month of October. On Tuesday, November 1st we will drawn the winner's name!! When we receive your donation, we will issue your raffle tickets and drop them in the raffle box for you!
Thanks so much for supporting breast cancer research, your donations are greatly appreciated! 100% of the raffle sales will be donated to our Making Strides Team, "ScrapPink." Thanks to all of the people who signed the bag for us.
Now get yourself some tickets, and pass this along to all of your crafty friends!!:)