Saturday, June 29, 2013

Red, White & Blue Blog Hop!

Welcome to the first
S.W.A.T Design Team Blog Hop

If you have found your way here from Venetia  Blog than you are almost done with our hop. I hope that you have been inspired by my fabulous new team and had some fun along the way!

As my contribution to your inspiration I created this fun little layout featuring my sweetheart Sydney :)

So now its your turn to share your Red, White & Blue project, remember all entries must be lined up over at S.W.A.T. by July 28th 11:59PM EST.
As for my Clue Word(s):
So now if you haven't filled out the Rafflecopter at S.W.A.T yet make sure you hop back and get all the chance you can to win that amazing Websters' pages Warehouse Box! And don't forget to send you answer to us at: 
And just because I appreciate you all so much!
 I am raffling off this sweet little kit from Paper Issues
as my way to say Thank you for Helping S.W.A.T Grow :) just leave me a comment about the new team and one lucky winner will be selected & announced on Tuesday:)
**I am only able to ship to the US, Winners out side the US will be responsible for postage above and beyond regular standard shipping costs
 One more thing before you go if you are loving the hopping and want to keep going Practical Scrappers has Teamed up with Scraptown Lady for a super fun Hop this weekend too!
Thank you again for joining us and I hope that you are as excited as I am about our new S.W.A.T Team! See you Next Saturday at S.W.A.T.!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Project Life Blog Hop!

You should have found your way here from Claude Campeau's Blog, if you have stumbled across this hop by chance hop back to Practical Scrappers so you don't miss the HOP! 

Hello and welcome to the
Blog Hop!  


We thought it would be fun to combine forces and share  projects with you that have our design teams’ takes on one of the hottest scrapbooking trends around:  Project Life. 
Whether you are a “Project Lifer,” are just interested in Project Life like me I'm sure you  have seen it somewhere, after all its everywhere and its such a great way to document all of our memories in a scrappy way! So with that in mind I decided to give it a try. NOW remember..... I have never tried Project Life and I really can't imagine it ever being the only way I scrap. That being said I think its a great way to try and keep up with my scrapping. Because its really quick, easy and a fool proof method to scrap (or so I've been told).

So with that in mind I decide to jump on the band wagon and give it try :)
Because I'm not sure how I'm going to do this I just picked a day and ran with it... after all I'm just getting my feet wet right???
Here is my page , I used Echo Park's Here & Now Collection.
As you can see I don't have the proper page protectors so I used some old We R' Memories 4x6 Photo holders.  After all I want to try this be for I shop more :) and now page two:
and finally together :)
Fun! Simple! & Quick and really hard for me :) but we will see I'm sure I will have more to share from time to time.
Now remember we have a $25 gift certificate  to Scraptown Lady’s shop up for grabs,  so make sure you follow the rules and complete the hop :)

  1. Be a follower of Practical Scrappers; and 
  2. Be a follower of Scraptown Lady; and
  3. Visit all the blogs, starting with Practical Scrappers and ending with Scraptown Lady, and leave a comment at each blog along the way.  

Now before you leave I have a little more information to share with you.Make sure you stop by S.W.A.T., this Saturday be cause we will be busy with our Red, White & Blue Blog Hop! Plus we have a Websters Pages Warehouse Box up for grabs! So don't miss out this amazing box of goodies is sold out!!

One last thing...

I love to have followes and to show you just how much I love my followers! I am raffling off a Scraptown Lady $10 gift card to one lucky winner! All you need to do is become a follower or be current follower  and take part in this hop, just fill out the rafflecopter below :)
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Now just in case you get lost along the way, here is the complete list to get you back hopping in the right direction: 
                          Lanette  -- You are Here
So off you go to Malika Kelly's  Blog. Have fun and thanks for hopping with us today! We will be hopping until Sunday, June 30th, at 11:59 p.m. CST.  The grand prize winner will be announced on Tuesday, July 2nd! 

If we have inspired you so much that you “need” to do a little shopping now, SCRAPTOWN LADY is offering 20% off all orders during the hop!  The sale runs from now ‘til midnight Monday.  Enter “code20” to receive your discount.



Monday, June 24, 2013

Fussy What?

I have been asked several times to define my style and every time  I struggle with the answer. Because sometimes I'm Clean & Simple, sometimes I Shabby Chic and on occasion I'm even a  bit Artsy, really I just start with my paper and go where it takes me. But there is one thing that most if not all my pages have in common and that is fussy cutting, I just love to cut! Truth be told its really quite the stress reliever for me :)

But what is what is fussy cutting you might ask? Put simply Fussy Cutting is just cutting out intricate paper details by hand for your scrapbook projects.

Easy right! Well truth be told sometimes it can be challenging for those of us with less-than-nimble fingers. However here are few tricks that can get you cutting accents for your projects in no time.
  • Choose a sharp pair of micro-tip scissors. The smaller the tip, the easier it will be to snip out those tight corners when cutting out your image.
**This is my favorite pair ever (this is my second set!)
  • Start Big to Small. Start by roughly cutting out the image so you can easily handle the image as you cut out the details.
  • Always Turn your paper, not your scissors! This is a must I know this is hard for those of you  that sew. 
  • Place your paper where the blades meet, not the tip. This will make it easier to maneuver around the image leaving you with clean-cut edges.
  • Ink you edges this will give your cuts a finished look.

Today at Practical Scrappers the ladies have put together some great examples of fussy cutting. Here is mine:

Products Used: Bo Bunny Ambrosia Collection, Bo Bunny Dollie, Embossing Powder, American Craft Thickers, Bo Bunny Bling & a bit of Ribbon from my stash.

Here a bit of the details of my card :)

Lots of layers...
Some embossed thickers...
 A bit of bling...
A bit of foam goes a long way :)
Now make sure you hop over to Practical Scrappers I know the ladies have some beautiful projects to share with you.

Thanks for stopping by today!

MME for Sydney & Daddy!

Its Monday Already!! And it's the Last Monday of June, can you believe it?? But you know what that means this is your last sketch this month over at Let's Get Sketchy!

This weeks sketch was created by our very own Bev :)


Here is my take on the sketch as you can see I deviated a bit but I think you can still see my starting point :)

Products Used: My Minds Eye Kate & Co. Cardstock, Stickers & Enamel Dots/ A bit of Mister Huey's and some sequins to finish it off.
I really fell in love with this line I wasn't sure when I found it in my May Kit from Scrappy Chic, but it really is a lot of fun to play with and its perfect for my little lady.
Here are some of the bits and pieces just for fun :)
Now its your turn too get scrapping, Bev has given you a great head start. Make sure you link your layout up by Sunday over at Let's Get Sketchy.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
 I hope you have a great week!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Simple Stories 24/7 fo the new Mr & Mrs!

I just wanted to stop in today to share a quick layout that I created using May's Kit for 3 Scrappy Boys, this kit is just jam packed with Simple Stories super fun 24/7 collection.

For this layout I took inspiration from the Paper Secrets current challenge. I had to after I saw how Ashley "ROCKED! "this sketch :)

So here it is:
Products Used: Simple Stories 24/7 Collection Cardstock & Chipboard, A/C Cardstock. (I added the Brown cardstock everything else is in 3 Scrappy Boys May's Main Kit)
Thanks for stopping by today I hope you had a great weekend!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Week two over at LGS!

It's Monday again already I really don't know where the time goes... But at least we have another great sketch for you over at Let's Get Sketchy! This ever so trendy sketch was created by our very own Ashley, she is to talented!

Here is my take on the sketch I love it so I stayed very close to the sketch and stuck with, which was hard for the girl who love to layer. But I really do think the layout turned out pretty.
Products Used: Glitz- Color Me Crazy, Create Paper DIY, Tim Holtz Die, AC Tickers, Simple Stories Brad.
Don't forget we have a fabulous Fancy Pants Collection up for grabs over at Let's Get Sketchy courtesy of Colorful Creations.
Thanks for stopping by today I hope you have a great week!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Scrapbook Steals Blog Hop

Welcome to another fabulous Scrapbook Steals Blog Hop! So grab your coffee (or tea) and settle in for a fun filled Hop full of tips, tricks and lots of inspiration using American Crafts DIY Thickers!

I was so very honored and excited to be asked to be part of Scrapbook Steals Blog Hop, I just love Scrapbook Steals! I mean who doesn’t really!

And then I found out we would be using American Crafts DIY Thickers! Now that made me super happy! After all who doesn't love D-I-Y projects!

Here is my first project using the mistable Thickers:

For this layout I used 3 Scrappy Boys May's Main Kit. It's jam packed full of Simple Stories 24/7 Collection and lot of other fun stuff!
Her you can see how I misted the Thickers using Mister Huey's and a chicken wire stencil.
And Just a bit of Layers for Fun :)
Next I made a sweet and simple Thank You card using the sticky DIY Thickers.

For this card I used an old Bo Bunny line that was deep in my scraps stash & Glitter of coarse.
A bit of details for fun :)
Last I made a fun tag using the mistable Thickers & ton of fun techniques, this really is therapy for me :)
Products Used: Tim Holtz Dies, Dylusions Mist, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Pink Paislee Mistable Flower, Tulle, Ribbon, Misc Stamps & stencils, Gesso, Ranger Ink, Embossing Powder & American Crafts DIY Thickers.
Here you can see how I mixed colors using a stencil.
Well I hope we have you attention now, after all this is your first blog along the way, your next stop is the amazing:
Teresa Fenstermacher

But before you leave make sure you start following my blog and leave me a comment letting me know you are my newest follower and after the hop is done I will raffle off this  scrappy grab bag of goodies to one lucky winner!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

If you get lost here is the Blog Hop Order:

I hope you have fun I know these ladies have a lot of beautiful creative things to share with you!
So get comfy grab a cup of coffee enjoy the hop!