Thursday, April 26, 2012

Two Page Layout for Baby

Good Morning all my scrappy, crafty friends!  My niece is going to be having baby number two, early in November.  New mom's are soooo busy, it's hard for them to find the time to scrapbook those first moments, so I made her a two page layout for the new baby's scrapbook.

I used the "Beary Beary Fun" paper piecing file from Paper Piecings By Nikki.  I just love these little bears, and had so much fun making them.  I really like how the pages came together!

Thanks so much for taking a peek - hope you'll leave a comment and/or visit Paper Piecings By Nikki - tell her "Patti" sent you!

I am also entering this into the Love To Create Challenge - 'anything goes".

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

"Organize This Mess" Blog Hop

Welcome to "Organize This Mess" Blog Hop - brought to you by the Amazing Paper Piecings By Nikki. 
One of the biggest complaints in our papercrafting world (no, it's not that you need more paper) is that we are unorganized. Our stuff is everywhere and never where we need it to be. It would be great if everything had a place and stayed in it's place!

That's what this hop is hoping to do - inspire you to get organized. Nikki has a great organizational file to help with this and I used it for my project today! Please hop along with us - if you do, and you leave a comment at every place along the way, you will be eligible to win some blog candy, that is sure to help add to your clutter!

If you just happened by and want to start at the beginning, please start with Kimberly. If you have come here from Mindy, then you are in the right spot.

These jars once contained scented candles. After they burned fully, I cleaned them out and stored them away. They are now home to my over-sized brads, small pieces of ribbon (the kind that's just enough for something...) and my special buttons. They look so cute on my shelf with Nikki's labels!

My Grandest Daughter, Lexi, is always wanting to put a tag on something. I simply printed out a bunch of Nikki's blank tags, cut them out, and then put them in this little box which sits on my craft table. Now, when ever she needs to label something - give a gift to someone, she can find one and use it. Of course, Nikki's piecings are sooooooooo cute on the tags, she takes my piecings too. I WON'T be making a box for piecings...after all, if she can't find them, she can't use them.....teeee heeeee!!!

Thanks for hopping by and I hope I've inspired you. Please leave a comment, so you can be eligible for the blog candy Nikki is offering, and leave your blog address, I'd love to come visit you too. The next stop will be my amazing sister, Linda.

If you get lost along the way, here is the lineup:
Kimberly -
Mandy -
Mindy -
Patti -
Linda -
Lisa -
Christina -
Anita -
Michele -
Amanda -

Monday, April 23, 2012

Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge - Give a Hoot

The Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky is "Give a Hoot".  I just had to create something, since I love owls!  I used an owl paper piecing that I got from Paper Piecings With Nikki and made this little flip book.  I used K. Andrew Design Stamps set "Owly Whoo Sentiments" and will be using them again and again throughout the books pages.

Here is a look at the stamp set I used:

You can purchase your stamps here.
Here is a look at my Simply Sunday entry

I love the way this is coming out!!!  Thanks so much for taking a peek - please leave a comment, I'd love to come visit your blog too!

I am also entering this in the "Anything Goes" challenge at Love to Create Challenge.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Getting Cricky Design Team Blog Hop!

We're so happy you could join us for this month's Getting Cricky Design Team Blog Hop!!  We have an EXTRA SPECIAL hop for you this month -- For the past week we've been celebrating the BRAND NEW additions to our Getting Cricky team by showcasing some of our FAVORITE K Andrew Designs Stamp Art Sets...  And NOW, we'd like for you to get to know more about us and our very special Guest Designer (and former Getting Cricky Design Team Sister), Larelyn from Handmade from My Heart!!  Throughout the hop you'll be introduced to each of the Design Team Members who will each share a little about their styles and preferences for stamping!!  We hope you'll enjoy each and every project along the way, so let's get hopping...

If you've hopped along from the talented Miranda then you are in the right place!! If you are just joining me from your dashboard, or reading this via email, please be sure to CLICK HERE to start at the beginning with Kristal's blog (you'll want to catch up on all the FUN!!)...

Each of Kristal's stamp sets benefit charity. At least $1 per stamp set goes to benefit the charity noted on the stamp set package. Kristal is donating to the following charities: Cancer Angels, Storefront Shelter for Homeless Children, Intrepid & Fallen Heroes, E. Glaser Pediatric AIDS  Foundation, Doorways Shelter for Women & Children (Domestic Violence), Wayside House for Women, Camp Good Days & Special Times, Adopt a Classroom, and Autism Research Institute. Kristal will donate $1 for every stamp set sold, retail or wholesale to the charity noted; and over time believes this will add up to some wonderful miracles for these special people. So you can feel good that each time you purchase a K Andrew Designs art stamp set, someone around the country is receiving some good help!

K Andrew's stamps are all made and assembled here in the USA, which is very important to Kristal. This ensures all product materials are safe and that jobs are being provided and maintained here in America.  You can learn even more about Kristal's stamps (and pick some up for yourself) by visiting her online store: K Andrew Designs:


Kristal's stamp sets are perfect for cards, layouts, and so much more...

For my project, I'm featuring the "Of Mice and Lil' Men" Stamp Set.  For more details or to make this set YOURS, please click on the preview:

I made this little box using the Art Philosophy cartridge from Close To My Heart.  I cut the box out at 6" and then layered some coordinating papers from my scrap box.  The little fireman is a paper piecing I made from Paper Piecings By Nikki.  I had fun distressing his edges with 'soot' from my brown stamp pad.  Of course, I had to add some stickles and give this some 'pop'. 

Kristal's "Of Mice and Lil' Men"  "You're My Hero" stamp is just perfect for this little guy and say's all it needs to say!  I put a bit of white netting in the bag - the perfect thing to hold the little treasure I will put in this box.  Can't tell you what, cuz it's a surprise!

This is a second project I created for this hop.  A scrapbook layout using the same set of K. Andrew Design Stamps "Of Mice and Lil' Men" and another Paper Piecing By Nikki set.  I have two amazing grandest daughters that I do daycare for.  This is going to be a page of my little princess's just as they are on this date. 

I am going to write them both a letter and place behind the scrapbook page.  Something I do from time to time, so that they have something personal from me.   I've left space on this page for the pictures and for journalling.

*** Remember -- As a special THANK YOU for joining us in welcoming the new team this week, you can use the promo code "letshavefun" at checkout for 20% OFF your ENTIRE stamp purchase!!  Woot-woot!!  Be sure to take advantage of this special before it's GONE!!  :)

Now you can hop on over to your next stop: The talented, Diana.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Getting Cricky Blog Hop!

Getting Cricky Blog Hop

Hope you can all make it to the Getting Cricky Blog Hop tomorrow.  All of our Design Team Members will be participating.  Come meet some new faces and welcome back some others!  We will be showcasing all of Kristal's amazing stamps - and showing you a bit about our 'style'.  Hope to see you all tomorrow!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Stamp Promo Week at Getting Cricky - Day 5

Good Morning my wonderful friends.  First, I am so very honored and blessed to have been chosen for a second term on the Getting Cricky Design Team.  To celebrate all the new members, we are having a Super Sale!   Each day we will be featuring two Design Team Sisters, showcasing 2 sets of stamps. 

If you like the projects you've seen and want to purchase these stamps for yourself, head on over to K. Andrew Designs  right now to take advantage of a special 20% off offer off your entire order!! Enter the code "letshavefun" to take advantage of this special savings!! Stock up on stamps now before the sale ends!

I am featuring the stamp set "Of Mice and Lil Men".  I am having so much fun with this stamp set - you just can't even imagine.  I have used this set almost exclusively since I got it - it's amazing how it just goes with EVERYTHING!

Because Kristal's stamps are like potato chips and once you get going, you just can't stop.  I made a set of 4 cards for  you today using the Winnie the Pooh bear set of paperpiecings from Nikki.  Don't they go well together???

Kristal's Stamps stamp soooooo crisp and clean!

My two favorite guys - Tigger and Eyore

The amazing stamp set I just can't put down.

Now, if you like what you see - and I'm sure if you check out all the posts this week, you will.  Go right on over and take advantage of this Super Sale at K. Andrew Designs. 

Thanks so much for taking a peek at my project today.  I'd love it if you left a comment and chose to follow me - but it's not necessary, since I'm sure you are in a rush to get to the sale!!!  Thank you my wonderful scrappy friends!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Close To My Heart inspired Explosion Purse

I am a new Close to My Heart Consultant - and I want to say that I am sooooooooooo in love with their products.  The best thing?  Their scissors!!!   If you want a pair of scissors that cut right to the tip of your paper, these are the scissors for you!  Not only that...their paper is amazing!  I never gave much thought about the quality of paper before...but you definitely notice it when you use their papers.  The only thing I am not sold on?  Their glue.  hmmmmm, not really sure why...just don't care for it.  Give me a ATG gun anytime and I'm happy!!!!

I found a link for an explosion purse and decided that I would use my new "Dotty For You" paper pack from CTMH.  If you are interested, you can get this pack for $5 when you order $35 worth of products.  Please take a look at my site and especially the 'while supplies last' section.  I have to say that the journal, board book and soft set eyelet tool setter....and the paper packs are an amazing deal!

Well, here is the explosion purse I made.  I used K. Andrew Design Stamps for the sentiment.  The stamp set is called "Winged Things" and it is perfect for all the butterflies I have flying around on this purse.  I can't wait to decorate it with pictures/notes, etc....on the inside.

Front of the purse

Back of the purse - this is a dryer sheet butterfly!!!! Did you see I even found matching ribbon???

Inside of the explosion purse...lots of room for notes, pictures, etc...and even room for a little gift!

If  you are interested in seeing the tutorial for this purse, click HERE and it should bring you right to the instructions!

Thanks so much for taking a peek at this project...If you get real creative - make many purses as favors, making them at 1/2 size!  

Good Luck and happy papercrafting!!!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Day Four of the Disney Hop - Something brand new to share.

Welcome back to day four of the Disney Hop.  I have a brand new paper piecing file that I used and LOVE.  Paper Piecings by Nikki just introduced a file of Baby Disney Bear Princesses.  They are sooooo cute and so much fun to make.  You can piece them - or print them off and use them as they are.  Nikki has even included a piecing file for each one that lets you color them too!  WOW!!!  So many options!

Once again I used the amazing K. Andrew Design Stamps - 'Mice and Men' for my sentiment.  I just love this set and how it lends itself to everything Disney, much!!!  If you haven't checked out her sets of stamps - you just have to go and look at Mice and Men and All About Animals.  My two 'go-to' sets lately!

Here is the stamp set I used...

You can get this set and others -
Paper Piecing Files -

Please check out all the wonderful projects this week - and remember to become a follower and leave a comment to win a set of cards that I featured this week.  It will be a random set of 4!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Disney Hop Week - Day 3

Welcome back to day three of Disney Week. Once again I have used Paper Piecings By Nikki, for my Disney bear piecing and paired it with the awesome K. Andrew Design Stamps Set "Mice and Men".  This set is perfect for both Disney and Pixar themed layouts and cards!   

Now, both these companies not only seem to work together for me, but they are both run by very amazingly talented and giving women. A portion of every stamp and piecing order is donated to charity. You're dollars work for you and for others.

Here's my post for today.

Now, both Nikki at Paper Piecings By Nikki and Kristal at K. Andrew Designs are running awesome sales right now. It's the perfect time to pick up some piecings and stamps - then get creative!!!

Hope you stop by tomorrow for another Disney project. I'm going to use a brand new paper piecing file that Nikki just posted today!  Baby Bear Disney Princesses....check them out!!! - remember to leave a comment and become a follower for a chance to win this weeks set of cards that I've made!

Happy Spring and Happy Hopping!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Day Two of Disney Week

Welcome back to day two of Disney Week.  Once again I have used Paper Piecings By Nikki, for my Disney bear piecing and paired it with the awesome K. Andrew Design Stamps Set "All About Animals".  I have to say that this set and the Mice and Men set are my current favorites. They stamp amazingly clear - retain their cling and are my 'go-to' manufacturer when I look for new stamps.   

Now, both these companies not only seem to work together for me, but they are both run by very amazingly talented and giving women.  A portion of every stamp and piecing order is donated to charity.  You're dollars work for you and for others.

Here's my post for today.

I just love my 'Donald' bear....he really does "Quack Me Up".

Here is the stamp set I used:

Now, both Nikki at Paper Piecings By Nikki and Kristal at K. Andrew Designs are running awesome sales right now.  It's the perfect time to pick up some piecings and stamps - then get creative!!!

Hope you stop by tomorrow for another Disney project - remember to leave a comment and become a follower for a chance to win this weeks set of cards that I've made!

Happy Spring and Happy Hopping!

Sunday, April 8, 2012


Good Morning and Welcome to Disney Week! My first project is a card using Paper Piecings By Nikki, Disney set. Mickey Mouse Bear!!! I finished it off with a sentiment from the "Of Mice and Men" stamp set by K. Andrew Designs.

Both these amazing ladies are not only talented, but the most giving and encouraging women I know.  For every paper piecing or stamp set you buy - a portion of the price is donated to charity.  You are not only receiving some incredible products, but you are also helping varous charities with your purchase.

Please stop by tomorrow for another fun project.  Also - please stop by Paper Piecings By Nikki and K. Andrew Designs - they are both having a GREAT sale!  Perfect time to stock up on the sets you've been wanting!!!

Here are the set's I used.

Please leave a comment and become a the end of the week I will draw one name to win the set of cards I made this week!!!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Simply Sunday Challenge - Easter Blessings

First I want to tell you all how HAPPY I am to have been asked back to the amazing "Getting Cricky" Design Team at K. Andrew Designs.  I am looking forward to this new term and the amazing new designs that Kristal is developing!  Please check out her new video and see what you can do to get involved and get free stamps and a guest design spot!

Here's my Simply Sunday project.

I used a Paper Piecing By Nikki piecing that was sent to me in a piecing swap by Miranda Wilkins.  The sentiment is from our own K. Andrew Design Stamps.  "All About Animals" is what I used.  It is my go-to set lately.  If you haven't checked out her new "Mice and Men" stamp set, you really need to - it's amazing!

Thanks so much for taking a peek!

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