Thursday, April 25, 2013

Totally Tags n" ATC's with Plant Life





Good morning crafty friends, 
Suzanne of Cricut Crafting Grammy. We are back on Thursdays to explore different themes, elements, techniques or embellishments. This week we are using Plant Life  on our tags and ATC's. There is no restriction on what tools are used to create these tags or ATC's. It could be a die cut machine, punches, stamps, etc. The sky is the limit. However if the Design Team uses Digis or SVG's they will be from Paper Crafting World. As a side note, if you don't know what an ATC card is, we have a definition at the bottom of our post.

I hope you will join us each Thursday here at My Paper Crafting for 
Totally Tags n' ATC's.

So let's see what all the designers have in store for you today 
as we use Plants  on our tags and ATC's.  
I hope you are like me and look forward to this post each week.  
Remember to click on the links to see more info about each tag or ATC.  

Here is my project 

 
I used the new Graphic 45 French Country paper and embellishments.  Love the sunflowers on this paper.  I added dyed  Seam binding and a little burlap for texture.  The small flowers are from an EK Success punch and I added gems to the centers.  

Please check out what the other designers made at My Paper Crafting.  Also there will be a free image from Melin and info on entering our monthly contest.  Happy Craftin!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

My Paper Crafting Totally Tags n' ATC's with Twine




Good morning crafty friends- Each week at My Paper Crafting  on Thursdays  we explore different themes, elements, techniques or embellishments. This week we are using Twine  on our tags and ATC's. There is no restriction on what tools are used to create these tags or ATC's. It could be a die cut machine, punches, stamps, etc. The sky is the limit. However if the Design Team uses Digis or SVG's they will be from Paper Crafting World. 

I hope you will join us each Thursday here at My Paper Crafting for 
Totally Tags n' ATC's.  Please check out what my other DT sisters have in store for you as well as the free Digi Melin is offering each week.  

This is my project for this week's tag 
I started with a Kraft tag from my stash.  
The paper is Prima  Divine Intervention.  
The bottom layer is actually the flower embellishment packaging.  

Vintage Baker's Twine from My Craft Spot 

Saturday, April 13, 2013

G45 A Secret Garden Layouts


I just can't get enough of Graphic 45's A Secret Garden collection.  This is one of my latest classes that I designed for my scrapbook store Scrapbook Blessings in Newbury Park, California.  
The first two page layout includes this wonderful vine ribbon from Maya Road and a cute little nest with eggs I found at Michaels.  I also used a Martha Stewart flower punch.  
On this page there is a mini book in the bird cage pocket for more pictures or journaling.  

Here is a closeup of the vine ribbon and little nest. 

On this page we are doing a lot of fussy cutting around the fence and flowers.  


Here is a closeup of the poem about the Secret Garden.  

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Totally Tags n ATC's- Metal



Good morning crafty friends, 
Suzanne of Cricut Crafting Grammy. We are back on Thursdays to explore different themes, elements, techniques or embellishments. This week we are using Metal  on our tags and ATC's. There is no restriction on what tools are used to create these tags or ATC's. It could be a die cut machine, punches, stamps, etc. The sky is the limit. However if the Design Team uses Digis or SVG's they will be from Paper Crafting World. As a side note, if you don't know what an ATC card is, we have a definition at the bottom of our post.

I hope you will join us each Thursday here at My Paper Crafting for 
Totally Tags n' ATC's.

This is my tag using some scrap paper, hand stitching and dyed seam binding.  
Metal Used:  Metal Jean Buttons 
Edges Inked with Quick Quotes ink


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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

My Paper Crafting IFTL Project for April


It's time for the IFTL project for April here at My Paper Crafting.  Each month the DT members and the followers who participate make cards for people in need.  This is a project started by our very own DT member Madison and one that I love to participate in each month.
You can read more about the IFTL Project below my cards.  
If you wish to join us don't forget to link up to My PaperCrafting and IFTL.

For my project I used the new Cricut Creative Cards Cartridge.  I love Chevrons  so wanted to try this one right away.  There are three cut layers to make the Chevrons and the heart is also part of the card and I embossed it for texture.  
Inside 


So here is more about the recipients this month


The Butcher Family
Ryan (11), Ed, Ally (5), Debbie, Mady (3), and Kyle (9)



This is Ed's story:
In May of 2012, the Butcher family received the news that no family wants to hear.  Ed, husband and father to four young children had cancer.  He was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer and lost his hard-fought battle on February 24, 2013.  Some of you may know Debbie as she is a member of our crafting community.  Debbie is a former member of the Cooking with Cricut Design Team where she shared her talents during the Fall term of 2010.  You can find her work on her blog at Workin' Scrappin' Mom of 4.

It is my honor and privilege to ask my fellow crafters and anyone who reads this blog to join me in sending cards to Debbie and her children for the month of April.  



If you would like to be a part of this project...  
  
All you need to do is:

Submit your hand crafted card/s by April 30th to:

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

Project #20




Sunday, April 7, 2013

More quick and easy Baby layouts

Here is 6 more pages I completed  at a recent Crop.
These are of my grandson who was born in October.  






Friday, April 5, 2013

Where I display my mini books

I wanted to share some quick picks of where I keep all my mini books that I haven't given away.  
They were taking over my craft space and always falling so I wanted somewhere to display them.  
I found this great Ikea cabinet on a local facebook site that sells household goods.  Cost me $20 and fits in this space between doors.  Even has a light.  Now they are out of the way, clean and not taking up my craft room space which is of course at a premium.  




Thursday, April 4, 2013

My Paper Crafting Totally Tags n 'ATC's with Glitter



Good morning crafty friends, 
Suzanne of Cricut Crafting Grammy. We are back on  Thursdays  to explore different themes, elements, techniques or embellishments.   This week we are using  Glitter  on our tags and ATC's.  There is no restriction on what tools  are used to create these tags or ATC's.    It could be a die cut machine, punches, stamps, etc.  The sky is the limit.  However if the Design Team uses Digis or SVG's they will be from Paper Crafting World.  
 I hope you will join us each Thursday here at My Paper Crafting for 
Totally Tags n' ATC's.

For my tag I got my Martha on and glittered some chipboard butterflies with MS glitter.  I also glittered the red rose that was on the scrap paper I used for 
my tag.  I added a little twine for the tie.  




Check My Paper Crafting for
This Week's Free Vintage Graphic

We hope you were inspired to start doing some Tags and ATC'S!!!!
Below is a link up for you to show us your creations!
Guidelines are real simple....
* Must be a new tag or ATC...please no back dated projects
* Please link directly to your post and not just your blog
* Your post must include a link back to us....let's share the love
* You may enter up to 6 times
* You may combine your project with any other challenges or link ups..we love to pile it on too!
* Have FUN!!

Starting April 1st

All Link Ups and Challenges will be “monthly”

We will offer a prize to one random winner and one Design Team pick winner at the end of the month.

Additionally, the team will award up to four “Top Picks” from each category and invite the “Top Picks” to be a guest designer in the following month.
So how can you win?
By doing the following:
Enter your new projects in the link up of your choice

Our weekly Link-Up posts are:
Wednesday, Cartridge Based Projects
Thursday, Tag and or ATC Projects
Friday, Digi Desserts Digital Stamps Projects

Our Bi-Weekly Link-Up is:
Tuesday, “SVG Type”-Cut File Projects

All of the link ups have the following easy peasy guidelines
* They must be new projects for the link up
* Must match the criteria or theme of each link up
* Must follow the specifics of each link up post accordingly
* Must link up your post and not just your blog.
* Your post must contain a link back to our blog.
* You may link up to two projects per post.
* You must be a follower of this blog.
* You must have FUN!!!

* You will have all month to link up whichever projects you would like to create…that means more time for you to design.Many have indicated that it is hard to participate and have a challenge time limit of only a week.

Each week we will still offer: 
Free Vintage Graphic on Thursdays, 
Free Digital Stamp on Fridays and 
Free SVG-Cut File on Tuesdays.

Additionally, sign up for our newsletter and when we send it out, 
you will receive links to subscriber only freebies!

Be sure to join us each week and grab your freebies as well as get inspired by what the designers have done so you can participate with us too!

Here are April’s Prizes
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Contents will vary slightly from photo.

Quotes may be slightly different than shown
Prima Flower packs will be slightly different than shown 

We will be giving away TWO of these.
One to one randomly drawn participant 
from all those who link up
The other to one submission 
chosen as the Design Team Favorite.

PLUS
Each design “top pick” will receive his/her choice of a digital stamp or cutting file from PaperCraftingWorld.com


We hope this will make it even MORE fun to join us through out the month!!!

Here are some quick links to our 
Link-Up and Challenge Posts

Tuesday: SVG Link Ups (Bi-Weekly)

Please note: The prize packs will only be mailed to a US address. If an international winner is picked, I can gladly substitute the "tangible" prize for a downloadable prize from

Now get ready to get your craftiness churning and join the fun!


Here is an interesting definition from Wikipedia on ATC's.
Artist trading cards (or ATCs) are miniature works of art about the same size as modern trading cards baseball cards, or 212 by 312 inches (63 mm × 89 mm),[small enough to fit inside standard card-collector pockets, sleeves or sheets.[The ATC movement developed out of the mail art movement and has its origins in Switzerland. Cards are produced in various media, including dry media (pencils, pens, markers, etc.), wet media (watercolor, acrylic paints, etc.), paper media (in the form of collage, papercuts, found objects, etc.) or even metals or cloth. The cards are usually traded or exchanged.




Be sure to come back tomorrow for another Digi Desserts Fridaze Link Up and another FREE Digi!
-Suzanne and the MPC Designers










Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Graphic 45 A Secret Garden cards made from scraps

On Saturday I will be sharing the Secret Garden Graphic 45 layouts I made for a class I am teaching at my LSS.  After I finished two classes the album class and the layout class I had some leftovers and made some fun cards.  
5 x 5 Easel Card closed 
Card open 
Added some little wood butterflies to easel card and a bird to the one below. 
Velvet rick rack so vintage 
MS punch, twine and another little wood bird 
Love these colors  and images 
So many pretty flowers 
The seam binding is all dies to match with ink or Glimmer Mist 
using Hug Snug Seam Binding. 
Here's the inside of the cards.  
Isn't it fun to see what you can do with your scraps?

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Scrapping my grandson in blue

Today I am sharing some quick and easy layouts of my grandson MIcah.  These are the first pictures of him at the hospital and on the first day home.  It is a lot of fun scrapbooking blue after three granddaughters.  I also scrapbooked my poor daughter in emergency that night.  For those of you that don't know she fell the night before her due date and broke her arm which started her contractions.  
After puttting her arm in a sling and sending her home her water broke and she barely made it back to the hospital.  A very exciting and nerve racking night. 

Grammy, auntie and the broken arm 
Sweet Micah 
More pics of the broken arm and the baby bump. 
The hungry little caterpillar and more shots 
Sissy's here 
Right after birth 
The new family
Still can't believe its a boy