Saturday, February 19, 2011

2 pager of fun!

a birthday layout!

i used an old pinkng deco edge scissor on this one! the butterfly is created with 2 hearts.

when is the last time you did a 2 pager? hope you inspired to do one now :)


Thursday, February 17, 2011

I'm so excited ...

... to be the February guest designer for Scraptacular! I want to thank Beth and the Scraptacular design team for giving me the opportunity to work with this month's kit and show my creations along with theirs. This kit is full of fun patterned papers and embellishments, and I'm having a great time working with it. If you haven't checked out the design team'swork this month with the kit, make sure you scroll down below to the Blog Hop post and follow the hop!

Now for a quick intro:
My name is Barb Prendergast, and I started scrapping six years ago when my husband gave me my first digital camera and I found the scrap supply aisle at Walmart. My favorite subjects are my family which includes my husband, four adult children (three of them married) and six beautiful grandkids. I'm a former newspaper reporter/editor and public relations manager; currently I substitute teach part-time in area schools.

The February kit is so versatile! Here are my creations using the kit (with enough left over for a couple more layouts and some cards)

I used my Cricut, Spellbinders Excalibur and an EK Success border punch to create a few accents, as well as some little buttons and rhinestones from my stash. 

I cut into the patterned paper and slipped my photo mat underneath the heart and flourish motif; the floral accents were fussy cut from one of the other patterned papers in the kit. The journaling spot was cut with the Cricut and the title with Cuttlebug dies. 

I used a few buttons and flowers from my stash and die cut the circles and journaling spot with Spellbinders dies; also used some puffy paint to connect the buttons and again, I cut into the papers to slip my photos under the owl. I used a sketch from Nuts About Sketches as inspiration.

The borders from My Little Yellow Bicycle are so much fun to use! I topped one here with a strip of that cute birdie-printed paper and the pom pom trim. The buttons, tiny alpha and pink flower were from my stash; I used the patterned papers in the kit and various dies to cut the little blue flower, the bird and journaling spot. Here's a close up of the bottom cluster:

The sketch is from My Sketch World. 

I punched out circles from the paper and used some rick rack to make little flowers for this layout. The felt fish were cut with a Cuttlebug die, and I had fun with a border punch too. This is another Nuts About Sketches sketch.

I used the other MLYB border here, along with a new Grands label die from Spellbinders, that bird die again, and some flowers, bling, alphas and rub ons from my stash. I also stamped a pattern on the bottom of my white cardstock. 

Thank you for looking! Be sure to check out the Blog Hop below! 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

stopping by with a quick "hi"

a little "hi" card that is... created with the fun February kit!!!

make sure you scroll down a post to find all the fun links for the blog full of fun and inspiration and a chance to win not one, but TWO of these kits!!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Welcome to the Scraptacular Valentine's Day Blog Hop

Welcome to the Scraptacular Valentine's Day Blog Hop!! I am so glad you are hopping with us on the very "LOVE"ly day!!

This is your first stop on the hop, but make sure you follow the hop all the way through. There is so much to see and maybe a prize or 2 along the way. You have until the end of the week to hop to each of our blog and come play along with us for a chance to win the BIG prize below!

The blog hop is full of inspiration all based on this beautiful February Scraptacular Sketch created by Liz Chidester....

and here is the hopping order~
Scraptacular Blog <--- you are HERE









and if you come to the message board and check in after you have visited and posted on each blog you will have a chance to win the BEAUTIFUL February kit!!!! just look at it...

you can still purchase one HERE and use it to scrap all of your lovely photos from this month :)

and if you play along with us there is a bonus drawing for ANOTHER FEBRUARY KIT...who doesn't love TWO chance to win????

have fun hopping and i hope to see many of your beautiful designs with this sketch, too, on the message board!!!
have a day full of memories, moments, inspiration and LOVE :)

HERE is your next stop.....

Saturday, February 12, 2011

it's almost valentines day!!!

yes LOVE day is almost here! you are going to need a place to put all those pretty valentines you get, right?? well grab your kit and a clementine box....

yoou can leave your box as is. i sprayed one of the doilie's with the strawberry chalkboard glimmer mist, and the box with the black...

like so...

i used the colors from a leftover birthday decoration to make something pretty to pu in the box... (you know i love to recycle!!)

added all my paper and mm bling words from the kit and i have a very pretty valentine holder!!

hope you are inspired to recycle this valentines day!!

don't forget to join us for our blog hop!!!


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

We're going to have a BLOG HOP!!!

We're going to have a BLOG HOP!!!  Yes we are!!!!

Hop(e) to see you there!!!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

scraptacular saturday!

i LOVE this febuary kit soooo much!!

here is a valemtines card i made using the kit and a pinecone press slider card *the red alpha is from the scraptacular store, and bling is from my stash*

isn't this cooool!!??!!

and here is a page i did. i cut the canvas tag to make it a journaling spot. i sprayed strawberry chalkboard glimmer mist with a mask onto the page too.


Friday, February 4, 2011

Fun Book Review journal

This is a project idea I have made several times over the years for gifts. I think it's a perfect idea for someone who loves to read and you can personalize each journal to the recipient or current crafty trends.
For this idea you start with a composition journal and craft on the covers. I used bright colors and created a flower batch with some cute owls looking above on this cover. I think it looks so fun!

For the inside I usually keep the design very simple, but I still cover the inside covers {and the back - no pictures of the back two}. The time consuming part is the stars....I like to use a star for the "rating" system, but it's only a single star. So I have to stamp each page 15 times! Yes, I do stamp every single page {only the front}. You could use any small stamp design for this....great way to personalize again. One trick that I do for lining up the stars without have to count down six lines every time...I figure out the spacing {usually six lines between each stamped row} and I stamp on a scrap piece of paper, then I slide the scrap paper behind the journal page making sure the first line is in place, then stamp on the three lines as seen through. It makes it a thoughtless process and then I can watch TV while I'm stamping away.

Another book review gift I made for my aunt....some fun Sassafrass all the ORANGE!