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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Scrappy Jak March Card Challenge

Well, all. This is going to be a short and sweet post. I am quite ill and need to get to the Dr. It is the end of the month so I got out of work really late. I did not get to post these in time for the drawing but wanted to share them all the same. Here they are:


We could play Where's Waldo er Susan in this pic. 

Stickers from K & Company were fun on this card

My sweet spring faerie

Erin go Bragh all
Sorry for the short post but I am off to bed. Until next time......


Sue

Monday, March 28, 2011

Had to pick a new winner today :(

Unfortunately, I never heard from McVic so I had to pick another winner for Day 1 of the Spring Forward blog hop. CelesteB and LizR your prizes are mailed already. Sorry for the delay but between visits and the groundhog being wrong about an early spring, I had to recruit dear hubby to go to the post office (after the window people finally showed up to fix my kitchen window).


With no further ado, the new winner is ERIN G who said......


16 
Erin G said...

My favorite birthday memory is how much care my Mom put into our birthday cakes when we were young. One year, she made me a pink cake, and then she handmade marshmallow elephants for on top! This is a trick I can't wait to use with my own kids (the ones I haven't had yet LOL!)

Erin, your 3 birthday cards will be heading your way soon. Congratulations.

Until next time....

Happy Scrappin'

Sue

Sunday, March 27, 2011

It has been a Scrappingly good two weekends.....

I have to say that it has been a crafty good time here in NJ! I have had two weekends with my favorite Stampin' Up friend Julie (Stampin Up Demonstrator: Julie Kudish) and have made some pretty awesome things (if I do say so myself). In addition to that, I had craft time with our niece Vanessa. She will be turning 4 and loved making cards with Aunt Susan. Here are some pics I wanted to share with you: 
This is a shaker card made with actual  sand

I just could not resist taking a bite


Here we are hard at work

This was the first layout I have EVER made without having pics already printed
 The next day, I went to the dollar store with my sister in law and my niece in law. We saw this damaged saying and Julie turned to me and said, "You good make something prettier!" Well here is what I came up with.....
 Today I went to a stamping up party for one of the gals in our monthly stamping group. This is the projects we made (card was put together by my dear friend Erin (Comfy on My Cloud):
Very looooonnnggg bookmark

Love this card!


Well as they say in Looney Tunes, "That's all folks...." Until next time....

Happy Scrappin'

Sue

Saturday, March 26, 2011

I am putting out an SAPB......

Good morning all! 


I know you are wondering what a SAPB is. Well It is a Scrappin' All Points Bulletin of course. I have had a wild two week visit from my Mom and have not had much free time to post. I am putting out this SAPB for McVic. I need you to contact me with your email address to suenj99 aPublish Postt yahoo dot com so I can get your prize in the mail.


Should I not hear from McVic by Sunday, March 27th at 11:59PM (yes I am stretching it to the last moment), then I will be drawing a new winner and that could be YOU! 


I do have another blog post or two up my sleeve for this weekend as last weekend I was blessed to craft with our niece Vanessa (the miracle baby), stamp with my monthly card group (wait till you see what we made) and make a gift for my dear sister-in-my heart to my other sister-in-my heart. So stand by as I now have to go do the dreaded food shopping now .


Happy Scrappin'


Sue B

Monday, March 14, 2011

Please pass the envelope........

All good things must come to an end :( I am sad that the Spring Forward Blog Hop is done but happy that I get to pick the winners of 3 days of prizes. The criteria was to be a follower and leave a specific comment  (except for day 3). So without further ado......


Day 1: Be a follower and share your favorite birthday memory
The winner is McVic (comment #28) who said:
"Really cute! I need some birthday ideas for a sweet 16- its not as ez as I thought! TFS! my fav birthday was this past year, I got a surprise party from my husband."


Day 2: Be a follower and share your favorite part of Spring
The winner is Lisa R (comment #10) who said:
"Love the journal. Spring reminds me of new beginnings. Also love the mild weather. Thanks"


Day 3: Be a follower and leave a comment:
The winner is CelesteB (comment #13) who said:
"What an adorable job, Sue!!! I absolutely love the little google eyes!!!!! TFS! :)"
Congratulations to all the winners! CelesteB and McVic, I need you to please send me your email to suenj99 at yahoo dot com. Lisa R, I will be sending you an email by tomorrow for your mailing address. Until next time......


SueB

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Spring Forward Blog Hop Day 3

Welcome to the Spring Forward Blog Hop, jointly hosted by Celeste at Touched by a Butterfly and Lora at Notes from the Scrapbooklady - Thanks for stopping in to see the great spring themed projects designed by all the talented participants. 

This blog hop will offer one lucky blog hopper a TWO PART blog candy.  Celeste and Lora have both put together prize packages and will each mail their prize package to the ONE LUCKY WINNER!  The rules are pretty simple - visit each participating blog and leave a comment - a winner will be chosen from among all posts left at Notes from the Scrapbooklady blog and then we will verify that the winner has visited and commented on each blog.  The winner will be posted at both Notes from the Scrapbooklady and Touched by a Butterfly and will have one week to contact Lora or Celeste with a mailing address for their prize packages.

Some of the participants may also be offering their own individual blog candy  - please note their terms and conditions.

I cannot tell you how sad I am to see this blog hop come to an end. I have had lots of fun sharing these projects with you. For my last project I decided on an Easter card. This started as a simple idea but evolved into something more detailed. Here it is:

Do you remember that I told you that I have trouble with layers? Well this one was no exception. I cut the rabbit from the Create a Critter Cartridge. The grass was from Plantin Schoolbook. The stamped basket was a blog hop win and I colored it with Stampin Up blender pens and markers. I used glossy accents for the ears, cheeks and nose. The nose gave me fits as it was supposed to be pink. Well, the paper ripped and I decided to make it all black. Then I hated the eyes and decided he needed googly eyes. The paper was something in my stash for ages. The other paper is Creative Memories paper. I think is is a real cutie!

And now what you have been waiting for... BLOG CANDY! There will be blog candy for each day of the hop. The winner will be picked by my friend Randy; Random.org that is. There are two criteria to win this blog candy:

1. Be a follower of this blog
2. Leave a comment under this post

The blog candy will be an L&M Storytellers pack

How much easier can it be? Winners of all the blog candy will be picked the evening of Monday, April 14th. Now onto your next stop... Amy Jo at http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/. Should you get lost along the way, here is the list of all stops:

12.Amy Jo at http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/ <---- NEXT STOP
13. Yolie At http://www.justyolie.com/

Enjoy the hop! Until next time.....

Sue

Friday, March 11, 2011

Spring Forward Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome to the Spring Forward Blog Hop, jointly hosted by Celeste at Touched by a Butterfly and Lora at Notes from the Scrapbooklady - Thanks for stopping in to see the great spring themed projects designed by all the talented participants. 

This blog hop will offer one lucky blog hopper a TWO PART blog candy.  Celeste and Lora have both put together prize packages and will each mail their prize package to the ONE LUCKY WINNER!  The rules are pretty simple - visit each participating blog and leave a comment - a winner will be chosen from among all posts left at Notes from the Scrapbooklady blog and then we will verify that the winner has visited and commented on each blog.  The winner will be posted at both Notes from the Scrapbooklady and Touched by a Butterfly and will have one week to contact Lora or Celeste with a mailing address for their prize packages.

Some of the participants may also be offering their own individual blog candy  - please note their terms and conditions.

Today's project was something that started small and turned into something beautiful. I have wanted to try an altered art project. I was standing in line at the local chain store and found this:
Now if you like frogs then this would be a great journal BUT this fellow did not make me happy. So I bought this for $$1.00 and decided it needed and EXTREME makeover! So out came my handy dandy tools:
Now you DO NOT need a Gypsy to do this project. Here is the list of supplies you need:

* Mini journal book for $1
* Glossy Accents
* Cricut Classic Font and Hello Kitty Greetings Cricut Cartridges
* Black and coordinating yellows (for the sun)
* Plain and coordinating pattern paper (for book cover)
* Basic Grey Fabric Blooms
* Scotch ATG gun
* Provocraft Cricut Expression and Gypsy (nice but not necessary)

Here is the recipe for the cuts:

* Floral cover - cut paper 12"w x 7"h
* Binding strip - cut paper 2.5"w x 7"h
* Sun - Shadow is 3"w x 2.89"h/2nd layer (dark yellow) is 3"w x 2.89"h/Top layer is 2.69"h x 2.89"h
* Words - My is 2.51"h x 1.82"h (welded on Gypsy) and Journal is 5.2"w x 1.79" h (welded on the Gypsy)

Now here is the pictorial play by play:
First I cut my two main pieces in the dimensions listed above. I then set up my paper on my mat to cut the pieces of the sun. I have to admit that I still struggle a bit with the layering of certain cuts sometimes. I have to admit he is a cutie though :) Lastly, I cut the pattern paper in half and wrapped the binding around the journal and held it with a rubber band so it would be easier to glue the next day. And here is the finished result:
I decided that the sun needed a little help. I took the googly eyes from the ladybugs (see yesterday's post) and added them. I also used Glossy accents to add some shine on the black. I used a fine point black pen on the letters and adding a Stampin Up rhinestone as the dot on the J.  I am quite happy with the way this turned out.

And now what you have been waiting for... BLOG CANDY! There will be blog candy for each day of the hop. The winner will be picked by my friend Randy; Random.org that is. There are two criteria to win this blog candy:

1. Be a follower of this blog
2. Leave a comment under this post telling us what your favorite part of Spring is

The blog candy will be this journal that I made for the hop and floral sticker embellishments. 

How much easier can it be? Winners of all the blog candy will be picked the evening of Monday, April 14th. Now onto your next stop... Tina at Scrapping with Tina. Should you get lost along the way, here is the list of all stops:


Enjoy the hop! Until tomorrow.....

Sue

Just a reminder....

I just wanted to remind you all that, to win today's blog candy, that you need to post your favorite birthday memory in your comment to qualify to win. Should your comment be missing it, I will, (unfortunately) have to disqualify the comment. So if you wish to change your comment, please do so :)


Well, off to my real job but looking forward to hopping myself too later. Until next time....


Happy Scrappin'


Sue

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Spring Forward Blog Hop Day 1



Welcome to the Spring Forward Blog Hop, jointly hosted by Celeste at Touched by a Butterfly and Lora at Notes from the Scrapbooklady - Thanks for stopping in to see the great spring themed projects designed by all the talented participants. 

This blog hop will offer one lucky blog hopper a TWO PART blog candy.  Celeste and Lora have both put together prize packages and will each mail their prize package to the ONE LUCKY WINNER!  The rules are pretty simple - visit each participating blog and leave a comment - a winner will be chosen from among all posts left at Notes from the Scrapbooklady blog and then we will verify that the winner has visited and commented on each blog.  The winner will be posted at both Notes from the Scrapbooklady and Touched by a Butterfly and will have one week to contact Lora or Celeste with a mailing address for their prize packages.

Some of the participants may also be offering their own individual blog candy  - please note their terms and conditions.



For my first day I decided to share a very simple idea with you all. A friend from work is having her daughter's First Birthday/Christening Party and she asked for my help with some of the items. You may recall the invitation that I designed on the Gypsy. If not here it is again:




We had  such fun making these! Well a few weeks later we were talking about table markers. Since she was so wonderful and left me all her leftover paper, I decided to design the table markers as well. I did design it on the Gypsy but is is easy enough to do without it. I started out with a flower from Doodlecharms. For a decent size you can cut this at 7.41" w x 6" h. The circle came from George and Basic Shapes was cut at 3.34"w x 3.12" h. The number came from Cricut classic font. These I resized according to how visually pleasing it was. There were 9 in total but here is the first one:


And now what you have been waiting for... BLOG CANDY! There will be blog candy for each day of the hop. Tonight's blog candy is in honor of Olivia's first birthday. The winner will be picked by my friend Randy; Random.org that is. There are two criteria to win this blog candy:

1. Be a follower of this blog
2. Leave a comment under this post telling of your favorite birthday memory

The blog candy will be 3 handcrafted birthday cards. 

How much easier can it be? Winners of all the blog candy will be picked the evening of Monday, April 14th. Now onto your next stop... Tina at Scrapping with Tina. Should you get lost along the way, here is the list of all stops:


Enjoy the hop! Until tomorrow.....

Sue