Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Expressing my inner Happy Trails...

It has taken me a while to really give this kit the time it deserved but I sure did have fun when I finally sat down to create with it!  This month I was focused on projects...
I made a great simple little set of inspirational greeting cards.

...complete with a little band to hold them all together.  You know the holidays are coming around and I have to have some premade card sets for gifts laying around.  Such a time saver!

Next I decided I'd make a little notebook.

It turned out pretty cute too.  I stitched on it as well but I used white thread on this one and I bound it at the top with a length of the ball trim.  Since I needed it to be flat, I trimmed off the balls and used it more as a ribbon.  Thankfully my kit had plenty of this trim so I can use it in all its glory on other projects!  Speaking of other projects, I hope to create a few more so check back!!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Masters Enjoy Happy Trails!!

Seriously love this kit!  Check out the amazing inspiration provided by the Masters this month!





Have you picked up your kit yet?  TONS to play with!!

If you would like to sign up for the Masters Kits, contact Tammy and she will get you started on this amazing time and money saving kit!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Happy Trails to You...

Till you meet your kit! 
This kit is filled with great travel papers and embelishments!!  That Basic Grey doilies paper is to die for!!
And check out these die cuts!  So cute.  So, so cute.  And ball fringe...you may not know this but I adore ball fringe!!
Now I have to dig up some travel pics to get my scrap on!!  Stay tuned for the pages the masters did.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Greetings & Salutations...

So if you are like me you are always looking for some handmade cards at the last minute but never have the time to make them when you need them.  So why not make them before you need them?  Grab all those yummy bits and pieces from this kit and get creative.  I choose to do repeated circles and stars and mix in a lot of machine stitching.  The look is clean, modern and trendy.  So go ahead...and think ahead!  You will be grabbing these cards on your dash to a birthday party before you know it!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

So I've been scrappin'...

Yep, scrappin'! 
Now you  know I'm more of a project girl.  But I've been participating in some challenges lately that have me going outside my comfort zone a bit.  These two pages are a product of that.  The page above was made with no pictures so it forced me to journal, which I don't do very well.
For this page, I scrapped about my biggest influence...my sweet husband.

So I challange you...step outside your comfort zone and scrap something you wouldn't normally scrap or use a different format than you are used to.  Do it.  It's fun!

Now don't despair...I'll be back with some projects soon!!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Masters shoot for the stars!

Check out the fun summer layouts our Masters did with the Lucky Star kit!!





Sunday, August 8, 2010

You must be my LUCKY STAR

I cetainly felt lucky when I opened up this month's Masters Kit.
Lucky Star is filled with amazing bright patterned papers by BoBunny and even matching chipboard!  Speaking of chipboard, there is a full alpha set of chipboard too!  I got busy with my kit as soon as I got it.  I got so busy I almost forgot to post the pic of the kit!  LOL!  I can't wait to share my projects as well as the ones from the Masters Team too!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Revisting the Fair...

More County Fair scrappies to share...
I made this sweet little banner from the supplies in the kit and some pages in a vintage children's story book. These pictures were just too cute to not do something wonderful with!
Next I scrapped a couple of pages too!
Try mixing your patters and do some paper pieceing! It was so fun!

I even scrapped a page with pictures of the rocket we made earlier this month with the kit!
Such a fun kit this month!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Colors of the County Fair

A couple months ago I had an idea to make a color folder for Z's colors...
And then when the County Fair kit came along, I knew it would be perfect for this project!

So I got to work on it!
Just fold your 12 X 12 paper in the folder shape (based on the hight of your colors). Then free hand cut the scalloped edge along the top flap.
Place a couple of the colors down in the folder slot and mark where you want your stitching to be, giving yourself a lot of room to play with. Stitch the slots for the colors. Then trim the striped paper to fit over the bottom half of the stiched area (the area that whos when the folder is closed.
Then just decorate the outside cover flap with the word "colors" or your child's name and that's it. Just a fun, quick project your kids will love!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Having a BLAST with the County Fair...

Just a quick little project to use some of those scraps from your County Fair kit....
This was a quick little project I did with my little guy to pass the time this summer afternoon.

We gathered some simple supplies...
Toilet paper roll
Large rectangle of patterned paper
Large circle of patterned paper
Three patterened paper triangles (two going one way and one going the opposite)
Three matching triangles cut out of chipboard
Misc. embelishments
I had all the items pre cut and had the double sided tape applied and ready to go. Three year olds don't have much patience for these things;)
First we wrapped the rectangle paper around the roll and secured with tape.

Then I applied the patterened paper triangles to the chipboard triangles and cut slits in them. Next you just slip the roll in the slits to form the stand.

Cut a slit up the side of the circle to the center.

Then fold the circle into itself to make a cone and secure with tape.

Then secure the top on with glue dots or tape.
And presto! Time for a blast off!!

He had a blast!!

This smiling face was the only thanks I needed!

So who can you make a rocket ship with?

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Master attend the County Fair...

and check out these "prizes" they walked away with!




Friday, July 2, 2010

The County Fair is HERE!!

And you don't wanna miss it!
Loaded with Lush papers, brads, ribbons and chipboard letters from My Minds Eye, Maya Road Chipboard and a delightful line of papers and cardstock stickers by Echo Park Paper Co.
Oh JOY!! This kit is loaded and AMAZING! So glad I got this just in time for the long holiday weekend! Now off to play!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Mist it, punch it, sew it!

That's exactly what I did! And I had a blast doing it!
It's a fun way to use your kit supplies in an unexpected way!