Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A Pocket Mini with Pink Paislee!

Scrappers naturally love envelopes, they are plentiful, inexpensive and come in such a great variety of sizes shapes and colors, that the possibilities to transform them from their original purpose are endless. I used four letter envelopes to make my pocket pages for my mini album. Each page has three pockets!! This was a great way to save a buck!
I used my kit from Scrappy Chic to make this summer mini
and yes I can make anything look super girly.

Look how cute my girls are!

This really is a great way to pack a ton of pictures in!


Products Used: Pink Paislee –Portfolio Collection, Stickles, Liquid Pearls, Distress Ink, Bazzill, AC Thickers, Tim Holtz Die, Ribbon, Eyelets, Wooden Album, Brads, Buttons & Crystals and Envelopes.

For even more great ideas on how to use envelopes hop on over and check out our post at Practical Scrappers.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, October 29, 2012

5th Monday Lift Challenge at LGS!

Hello ladies and Happy Monday! This month we have a 5th Monday so LGS has decided to do something a little different, each lady has is lifted one of our fellow DT member’s previous layouts from past LGS challenges. After all coping is the biggest sign of flattery right!
Here is My Lift, I had the fabulous Carla I picked her color challenge LO. I used my DT kit from Scrappy Chic, I was lucky enough to get Hedi Swapp!
I ran out of pink Bling so I used Stickles J
I had so much fun loading up this tag to make my title!
Products Used: Hedi Swapp Vintage Chic Collection, Quick Cuts Dies, Tag, Ranger Ink, Studio Calico Wood Veneer, Maya Rd Pin & Twine, Stickles, Ribbon, Bling & Buttons.
Make sure you hop on over to Let’s Get Sketchy to see all our lifts. I can’t wait to see who you lift! This challenge will run until Nov 4th.

DT Call at Practical Scrappers!

If you are looking for a great group of ladies to work with look no further, this is the team you want!

Design Team Call

We are having a design team call for the January 2013-June 2013 term. Practical Scrappers has been an online source of inspiration for 3 1/2 years and has been a jumping off point for many great designers (just check out the credentials on our designers extraordinaire page). Members of our team have the opportunity for great exposure of their projects as well as a chance to get to know a lot of other talented designers.

We will actually be assembling three teams:
On Trend Monday Team: This team will focus on trendier topics, tools, etc. Cards and layouts will be the primary focus.
Ten Things Tuesday: This team will focus on bringing fresh and creative ideas to our readers thru our Ten Things article.
Specialty Team: This team will focus on our regular Frugal Finds Feature, a new Pinterest inspired feature, tutorials, altered projects, mini albums, and individual posts.

All of these features are currently found on Practical Scrappers we are just asking our team to zone in on their specialty more. If you are unfamiliar with any of them, I encourage you to just look thru the blog. Whichever team you are chosen for will be your primary focus although we may occasionally ask you for help on others.

Design Team members are expected to contribute three projects a month.

How to Apply:
1: Send an email to with the subject: DT Application 2013
2: Send your name, what state or country you live in, your blog address, and a brief paragraph about yourself.
3: Identify which of the three teams listed above you are interested in applying for. If you are interested in more than one please rank accordingly.

Deadline to Apply is November 15th at midnight EST. We look forward to your applications!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Ruby Rock It! Cook Collection

Now I’m not going to lie when I got this line in my kit from Scrappy Chic, I thought “Oh dear God! What can I do with this?” But now that I finished the layout, I really like it and I hope you do too.

So lesson learned it’s good to get out of your comfort zone sometimes.  That’s got to be my favorite part of being on a design team, because I need that push.

Lots of fun layers,
and fussy cutting pulled this layout together.

Products Used: Ruby Rock It –Cook Collection, Maya Rd Burlap, Core’dination, Cosmo Cricket & Queen & Co. Washi Tape a few brads and LOTS of fussy cutting.

Monday, October 22, 2012

SEI For LGS Challenge!

Can you believe it’s the fourth week of October already! So it’s time foranother Let’s Get Sketchy Challenge!
Here is what I came up with :

Products Used: SEI- Mirelle Cardstock & Canvas Sheet, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Stickles, LYB Pin and Goose Bumps.
I had so much fun playing with the canvas sheet
I really recommend it!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Cosmo Cricket Art Angel Collection

It’s Time for another ScrapFit Workout!!  Look at the great sketch Diana has for us today!

It has a super trendy garland that adds that extra touch! So if you want some great ideas using Banners or Garlands hop on over to Practical Scrappers we got lots of ideas to get you started!  Here is what I did with the sketch, I hope you like it.

I used Cosmo Cricket –Art Angel Cardstock and Stickers from my Scrappy Chic kit this month (I’m so lucky to get such pretty paper!)
We at ScrapFIT are offing up a fabulous LowCal FITkit as this Workout's prize! But if you don't want to wait for the chance to win this kit well head on over to Paper Issues and pick up your own today and be sure to use FITKIT at check out for 20% off!
Now it’s your turn to join in the fun! Link up your layout or card to ScrapFIT by October 30th for a chance at winning our LowCal kit this month!

Monday, October 8, 2012

LGS Challenge #32

Hello All! I hope that everyone had a great weekend! Still it is Monday again and while that means its back to the daily grind, it also means that it’s time for another great sketch from Let’s Get Sketchy! This week its Team B’s turn, so here is what I came up with using my kit from Scrappy Chic.
Products Used:Bazzill Basics –Beach House Collection Cardstock & Stickers, Little Yellow Bicycle Pins and a brad or two.

Here is the sketch so you can get scrapping.
Would you like to be a guest designer? Follow this link to find out how:
Let’s Get Sketchy Guest Designer
Remember you have all month to complete three sketches to be eligible for our fabulous prize from Apron Strings.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

LGS Challenge # 31

It’s time for another great sketch at Let’s Get Sketchy.
Here is my take the sketch.
Make sure you join in the fun! Remember the rules have changed and you have more time! All four of our great sketches will be up all month and you have until the 30th to finish 3 of the 4 to be entered in to win a fabulous prize! So get scrapping and link up your LO’s.


Monday, October 1, 2012

Canvas Crazy!!

I’m not much of a card maker, but I had fun making this card for Practical Scrappers. Our theme was to use some canvas in our projects so I made this flower by sewing a strip of canvas in a swirl, pretty cute if I do say so myself. 
Make sure to hop on over to Practical Scrappers for some more canvas inspiration.


Carta Bella's Paris Girl

I am so spoiled I got this beautiful paper in my kit from ScrappyChic. Paris Girl from Carta Bella is absolutely adorable. I had so much fun making this layout I didn’t even work with a sketch!  I pulled out one of my favorite pictures of Sydney and went to work, layer after layer it just fell together and I barely used any embellishments, a few handmade flags and a Tim Holtz Fragment. My little flags really added a lot to this page for more great ideas using flags hop on over to ScrapFit for today’s feature all about FLAGS.
Products Used: Carta Bella-Paris Girl Collection Cardstock& Stickers,
Tim Holtz Fragment, Queen & Co. Trendy Tape, Brads and Handmade Flags
The best Part I submitted this LO into a Two Pea VenderChallenge and I won! Here is a snapshot of my prize. Thank You Carta Bella!!!

So here is your chance to win a prize too! Hop on over to ScrapFit and link up your LO showing off your use of flags and you could win this FITKit  from Paper Issues!
Link your LO over at ScrapFit by October 31st!