Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Chilly Celebrations Challenge at My Paper Crafting

This week the challenge at My Paper Crafting for the Craft with Cutters Challenge is Chilly Celebrations - make a project for a winter birthday, anniversary, wedding or shower. 
For my card I made a 6 x 6 easel card using my favorite winter paper Bo Bunny Powder Mountain.  
The title Frosty Kisses was cut at 2 inches from page 65 Winter Woodland.  
I used a Bob Bunny embellishment, twine, and a Happy Birthday stamp.  
Quick and simple.  

Open view

Closed view 
I hope you will join us this week for the challenge.  We would love to see your creations here at My Paper Crafting.  Happy Craftin to all!

Monday, January 28, 2013

BBTB2 Frosty the Snowman challenge

So hard to believe January is almost over.  Today at BBTB2  the design team is challenging you to make a "Frosty the Snowman" challenge.  I used a couple pictures my daughter gave me from a recent trip to the local zoo to play in the snow they trucked in for the event.  
The snowmen and Brrrrr title are from Winter Woodland.  The snowman are cut at 6 inches and 7 inches.  The title at 4 inches.  I then added snowflake ribbon and brads from my stash.  .  

Closeup of snowmen
I hope you will create your "Frosty the snowman creations and join us this week for the challenge at BBTB2.  

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Kaisercraft Secret Admirer layout

I have been making samples for the scrapbook store where I teach - Scrapbook Blessings in Newbury Park.  I made this layout using the new Kaisercraft Secret Admirer paper  and embellishments.  I also used a pale pink doily I got at the Dollar Tree.  

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Graphic 45 A Place in Time January layout class

Today I will be teaching two classes at Scrapbook Blessings in Newbury Park, California.  
The first class is a layout class in coordination with Graphic 45.  Each month the students will make layouts and at the end of the year have a 24 page album all using Graphic 45 A Place in Time Collection.  The first page is a page designed by Graphic 45 to use in the class.  Here is the sample I made using their directions.  
I then made a matching 2nd page to go with the first using the leftover Bazzil and cut apart pieces.  
I just love these vintage images.  

Friday, January 25, 2013

Digital Desserts Fridaze with My Paper Crafting

It's Friday so its time for Digi Desserts Fridaze here at My Paper Crafting.  I am by no means an expert at using alcohol markers and digis but I love participating in these challenges.  I use Spectrum Noir Markers and for today's challenge I used the Paper Crafting World digi Bears in an umbrella.  I just fell in love with this adorable little digi and it was perfect for this week as we are getting some rain.  
The cloud paper is from my stash and I edged it in silver and light blue for the card base.  
The digi is pop dotted and I added tear drop gems, ribbon, and yellow buttons.  
The stamps Splashtastic and Smooth Sailing were stamped directly on the clouds.  

 Each week please join us for  our weekly Link-Up party.  Just create something using a digital image and link to  My Paper Crafting  If you use an image fromPaper Crafting World,  you will receive 2 chances to win. That's right! One lucky project will be selected each week to receive a single digital image from Paper Crafting World. If you use a PCW file, please add PCW after your name.   
Here is the free file that Melin is offering this week so check it out at My Paper Crafting.  

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Decorated Love box with Kaisercraft Secret Admirer paper

I am making samples for the LSS where I teach Scrapbook Blessings in Newbury Park, California.  
The paper I am using is Kaisercraft Secret Admirer.  
I found this new box to cover at Michaels.  
Twine, ribbon, flowers, pearls, and crocheted embellishments are from Michaels also
Side view 
Inside top 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

My Paper Crafting Cutter Challenge- Wintery Outdoor Fun

It's time for another great challenge here at My Paper Crafting for the Craft with Cutters Challenge.  
This week the challenge is Wintery Outdoor Fun- create a wintery scene or winter activities project.   
For my layout I wanted to use the gorgeous paper by Bo Bunny Powder Mountain.  We don't get a lot of snow time where I live by the beach in Southern California
 but I fell in love with this paper the moment I saw it.  
The Cricut cuts were made using the Winter Lace cartridge at 3 inches.  I made snowflakes using Better than Acylic, embossing the cut out and then inking with Inka Gold by Viva.  
I used Slate Blue and Silver.  
I also used a MS snowflake punch, EK Success punch, brads, twine, and ribbon.  
Snowflake in silver top left corner and right side below snowman in blue.  
Another blue snowflake on left middle of page.  
The Better than Acrylic was purchased from Bug Junkie 
and you can read about its many uses on her blog.  
She also has sheets for sale if you are interested.  

Please join us this week for the challenge at My Paper Crafting.  
We love to see your creations.  

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Two cards using Kaisercraft Secret Admirer

Over the weekend I made some samples for the LSS I work at Scrapbook Blessings in Newbury Park, California.   I used the new Kaisercraft line Secret Admirer which is beautiful vivid colors and vintage graphics.  I made several projects which I will be sharing over the next few weeks.  
Here are two cards I made using the paper, card stock, dyed seam binding, twine, buttons and flowers from Michaels.  

Monday, January 21, 2013

BBTB2 "Fontastic" Challenge

This week at BBTB2 it is my turn to select the challenge.  I decided to make it the "Fontastic"  challenge - to create a project using a favorite font.  There are so many great fonts from simple to fancy.  So break out those Cricut cartridges and lets see your fonts on your projects and link them up to BBTB2. 
I gave my daughters both an Elf on a Shelf box this year to use with my grandkids.  They had a lot of fun creating mischievous places for the elves to be around the house. 
 I thought it would be fun to create a layout of this elf fun.  
For my Project I used the font from Winter Woodland cut at 3 inches for the title  Elf on a Shelf. 
I cut the top layer in dark green and the shadow layer in red.  
I then highlighted the letters with a white gel pen to make them pop. 
The elves were cut from  Jolly Holidays cut at 5 inches.  
Closeups of elves 
So make sure you stop by and see what all the designers at BBTB2  have created and what great fonts they have used.  Then add your creations to the link at BBTB2.  
I am also going to link this up to Lasting Memories for the Christmas Challenge.  

Friday, January 18, 2013

Digi Deserts Fridaze- Birthday card

It's time for Digi Desserts Fridaze at My Paper Crafting.  For this project I used the Cricut Cartridge Something to Remember for the large cut out 3.  The digital that I colored with my Spectrum Noir markers is the Bear N Cupcake Set from Paper Crafting World.  
Each week please join us for  our weekly Link-Up party.  Just create something using a digital image and link to  My Paper Crafting  If you use an image fromPaper Crafting World,  you will receive 2 chances to win. That's right! One lucky project will be selected each week to receive a single digital image from Paper Crafting World. If you use a PCW file, please add PCW after your name.   
Here is the free file that Melin is offering this week so check it out at My Paper Crafting.  

Thursday, January 17, 2013

My Next Four Classes at LSS

The next four classes I will be teaching at Scrapbook Blessings in Newbury Park, California have been announced.  I have given you one picture of each here and provided the link to the Facebook Page if you would like to see more pictures and found out more about classes.  I will be teaching these classes in the next few days and they are also available in kits.  

Countdown to Kisses with Canvas Corp
Saturday, Jan 26, 2013, 10am – 2pm

Graphic 45 Layout of the Month Class
Saturday, Jan 26, 2013, 2:30pm - 6pm

One of two January pages with Graphci 45 
One of two February pages with Graphic 45.  

10 Things I Love About You with Authentique 
Saturday, Feb 2, 2013, 10am – 1pm

It Must be a Girl Thing
Saturday, Feb 9, 2013, 10am – 3pm

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

My Paper Crafting challenge- Bundle up baby It's Cold Outside

This has been one crazy week.  I was so lucky to go to my first CHA in Anaheim  over the weekend.  I had a total blast and saw so many amazing things.  If you would like to see pictures from CHA I took almost 500 and you can find the link on my blog post yesterday. 
So now on with today's challenge at My Paper Crafting.  Today the challenge is Bundle Up Baby It's Cold Outside  which is to Create a project with winter attire. Mittens, scarves, boots, etc.
For my project I created a winter layout of pictures of two of my granddaughters sledding on the snow hill at the local zoo.  The snow was trucked in and they were having so much fun!!!!!
The mitten was cut at 5 inches from Simply Charmed page 65 and the 
title Winter Fun was cut at 4 1/2 inches page 71 from Winter Woodland.  
I added snowflake embellishments and some snowmen chipboard I had in my stash.  Then I used some fur trim for the bottom of the mitten and made Stickle stars on the Fun part of the title.  

Detail of Stickles on title 
Detail of pen stitching and fur trim
I hope you will join us this week for the Baby Its Cold Outside Challenge here at My Paper Crafting.  You have a week to join in and link up to My Paper Crafting.  

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

My picture album from CHA

I was lucky enough to spend the weekend at CHA with the wonderful Scrapbook store I teach at Scrapbook Blessings.  My impressions were WOW! WOW! and WOW!  I took almost 500 pictures and here is the link to my album if you would like to see them.  Once you click on the link you can start at the beginning.  Click on the first picture and then use the arrows to go forward and backward.  You can always come back and look at more later.  I hope you enjoy.  I tried to label some of the companies - hard to remember all we saw.  This is me at the Graphic 45 Booth.
Slideshow CHA Anaheim 2013

Monday, January 14, 2013

BBTB2 Bird and Branch

Time for another great challenge at BBTB2.  Our design team member Jayne has asked us to use a bird and a branch for our creations this week.  I found several cuts I liked but fell in loved with this adorable owl and branch.  
The owl paper is cut with Elegant Edges at 11 inches and then cut in 1/2,
The owls are from Hoot N Holler cut at 4 inches for the smaller one and 5 inches for the larger one.  The branch is also cut at 5 inches.  The title Your'e a Hoot was cut at 3.5 inches.  
Pictures are of my oldest grandaughter Katie who just turned 3 a week ago.  

The papers are from a Mambi stack I purchased at Michaels.  
Buttons from my stash.  
So check out your Cricut cartridges and let's see those bird and branch creations.  Don't forget to link up to BBTB2.  

Friday, January 11, 2013

Digi Desserts Fridaze - Winter bear

The digi team at My Paper Crafting  is so excited to  share Melin's wonderful digital images which can be found atPaper Crafting World.  Remember that most of the digital stamp files come precolored and in black and white line art.  And, just like last year, we're offering a FREE digital download every week.
We are  so excited to tell you about a new twist this term.  We invite YOU to participate in our weekly posts.  Just create something using a digital image and link up at the end of the post. If you use a Paper Crafting World image you will receive 2 chances to win.  That's right!  One lucky project will be selected each week to receive a digital image from Paper Crafting World.  If you use a PCW file, please add PCW after your name.   And, it will be so much easier to participate with our Link Up because there's a tab on the home page that will bring you directly to this DDF page.  You'll have until Thursday 12 noon (EST) to link up.  The lucky winner will be announced in the next post.

This is the card I made for this week using the Polar Bear file from Paper Crafting World.  
I used Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers.  

The free digi for this week Click here 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

My Paper Crafting and the I Feel the Love Project

Today it is time for My Paper Crafting to sponsor the I Feel the Love Project. This is a project I am sure you will want to participate in since the we all know about the 
loss of life at Sandy Hook Elementary School.  
Here is the info about the project from our very own design team member Madison.  

In loving memory, the I feel the Love Project would like to pay tribute to Victoria Leigh Soto (Vicki), a first grade teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary. She lost her life on 12.14.12, but six or seven (still to be confirmed) students in her classroom survived that day because of her selfless actions. It is those students that we will be making cards for this month. They are not to be forgotten. They too have suffered a tremendous loss and have experienced a tragedy that will forever change their lives. We will be making Valentine's Day cards/cards with hearts on them for these wonderful kids. All projects should be colorful and uplifting. These children are all first grade students.  

In addition, we will be collecting cards for Ms. Soto's family. These can be pretty blank cards, thinking of you cards, or any appropriate, uplifting cards that one would send to a family member after a loss. Please be sure to sign your cards. Ms. Soto's family members include her mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Soto (Carlos and Donna); her sisters, Jillian and Carlee; and her brother, Carlos Matthew. Among Ms. Soto's favorite things are the color green and flamingos. 

If you would like to be a part of this project...

All you need to do is:

Submit your card/s by January 31st to:

Madison Womack
IFTL Project
P.O. Box 1203
Atascadero, CA 93423

Here are the cards I made to send for the IFTL Project.  The first three cards are from the Create a Critter 2 cartridge .  
Each animal was cut at 4.5 inches and the words are also from the cart.  
The owl is from page 37
The lion from page 36 
The frog from page 34 
I also made 5 more vintage valentines with some pictures I got in a kit last year.  I added ribbon and MS punch valentine cuts to them.  
I hope you will join us for the IFTL and link up to My Paper Crafting and  I Feel the Love Project.