Friday, November 26, 2010

Food and Paper Crafting

This week's ScrapTiffany challenge was titled Food/Recipes.... completely open to your interpretation. I like that! I whipped up a batch of Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies for my daughter's teachers and put them in thus cute bag.

Because it is the way I do most things, the cookies AND the bag were extra simple, but a unique enough presentation that her teachers were quite impressed.

Click here for the recipe for the cookies: (Sorry no picture. The cookies didn't hang around long enough to be photographed.)

Friday, November 19, 2010

Holy Crepe Paper

Once again ScrapTiffany has a doozy of a challenge for you: Use crepe paper in a project! I already had some bright green crepe paper left over from a birthday party, so it made me think of Christmas wreaths.

This is a mini paper bag that I found in my stash. I made a glue circle on the bag, crunched the crepe paper like I was pleating it, then placed the top half of the paper onto the glue. Once the circle was completed, I folded the bottom half up to make the wreath look fuller. Next, I glued on a bow and used my i-rock for the sparkly holly. The sentiment is an SRM sticker.

Crepe paper is a very inexpensive product, so if you don't have any in the house, go out and get some. Then post your project in the comments section at ScrapTiffany. We can't wait to see what you can create.


We're changing things up a little this week at Get Sketchy. Each designer was challenged to find some inspiration in her house for a card.

I used this wall hanging in my bedroom as my inspiration:

And here's the card that resulted from it:

Whatcha think?

What's in your house that gets you thinking creatively? Make a card and post it at Get Sketchy.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Did you notice?... and blog hop winner!

Oh boy, what happened to my blog?!?!?! I guess the ScrapTiffany Holiday Blog Hop brought more visitors than my itty bitty blog could handle. Nice problem to have!! And I'm thrilled to have gained some new followers. Welcome Girls!!

I'm not sure how I feel about this new look, but it's better than photobucket logos, right?

I used to chose a winner from the ScrapTiffany Holiday Blog Hop. It's Jen, who said:
I love this idea!! Super cute and looks pretty easy to make. I would love to make a pink one.. :)
I'm now your newest follower!! Yipee
I just love the sparkle... Stop by and visit me sometime at my
November 9, 2010 1:23 PM  

Hey Jen, I need you to email me at we3braxtons at gmail dot com before the weekend gets here to claim your prize.

Sadly, I haven't gotten crafty in a month!!! I've actually been away from my home for 3 weeks and have had some roller coaster experiences. All in all, I'm just thrilled to be home and staying put for a while.... but just until Christmas.... ug!

I'll get crafting soon. That's the nice thing about being on Design Teams. They get you motivated to craft even when you just ain't feelin' it on your own.

Friday, November 12, 2010

GS 64

I love the all-occasion card!! You can never have a stash too large. I think "smile" is the perfect word for the front of an all-occasion card because you can finish the sentiment on the inside. For instance, SMILE..... it's your birthday. Or, SMILE...... you did it! Or even, SMILE.... it can't get any worse.

What can you do with this sketch? Link up your card at Get Sketchy.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

ScrapTiffany Holiday Blog Hop

Welcome to the ScrapTiffany Holiday Blog Hop! If I'm your first stop, you'll want to click here to go to the beginning of the hop so you don't miss a thing. If you hopped here from Rebecca, then congratulations! You made it to the end!
For my Christmas project, I wanted to keep it simple and quick because the holidays are complicated and time-consuming enough. This sparkly little door hanger/tree ornament is a sweet little touch of festive decor.

I started with a die cut word from grunge board. I brushed on a thick coat of clean white paint, and immediately poured on two colors of glitter before the paint dried. Once it was dried, I punched a hole to thread this gorgeous Teresa Collins t-drop charm. Then, I adhered some ribbon to the back so it could hang from a doorknob or evergreen branch.

Nothing fancy or difficult, but certainly cute and extra sparkly hanging in your house at the holidays.

Now, for all your hopping efforts, I have a GIVEAWAY for one lucky U.S. resident. I'm not sure what all will be in the prize pack, but it will include a retired Stampin' Up stamp set and some Sassafrass Lass papers. Just leave a comment on this post by next Monday, the 15th. And spread the word!!!!

Hop back to the ScrapTiffany blog to end your journey.

Friday, November 5, 2010

GS 63

When I saw this week's sketch, I immediately thought of the cute little flash cards from Sassafrass Lass. I ordered their mystery box and received two packs of them!

(Sorry I can't get this image any clearer, but go to the Get Sketchy blog to see it.)

All the supplies are from my Sassafrass Lass mystery box. Very cute stuff!! Definitely a good purchase.