Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Practical Scrappers week 5!!!!

This week at Practical Scrappers we got to play with transparency.

I'll be the first to say that I had not worked with transparency before in a crafting kind of way. But I had so much FUN. And I learned new stuff and that is awesome. Watch for my next project with transparency...

Anyways, I did a Christmas card and a gift bag. They both turned so cute. At list I think so!!! :)

For the card I used Lyrical Letters cricut cartridge card shape. I picked a simple card and then just cut out the shape that the card comes with. And it gave me a clean window with out any shapes. The Christmas tree also came from Lyrical Letters cartridge.

I stamped some Martha Steward snowflakes using white StazOn on too the transparency. Added some jewels on to the tree and that's it. Simple and easy.

All though "Merry Christmas" didn't turn out as well as I wanted it too being stamped on top of the snowflake but I still like how the card turned out.



For the gift bag I used a brown lunch bag and just cut a circle out of it using CM CCS and made a window out of transparency. Cut the scalloped circle flower using a Accent Essentials Cartridge. Some flowers by Making Memories and swirl stickers from Target.






Thanks for looking and don't forget to check out Practical Scrappers for more great ideas and ways to use your stash!!!!!

Nadya :)

Friday, September 25, 2009

Challenge Blog Hop Friday!!!!

Practical Scrappers is part of a Blog Hop this week and there's so many awesome challenges that all of the Blog Hop participants are doing.

Today PS is giving away $15 gift certificate to Scrappin Sports Stuff.

How awesome is that? This would be awesome for the scrappers that do a lot of sports themed pages!!!!

But wait that is not all..... The grand prize for the challenge is one week free rental from Crabby Crow Cartridge Rentals. How awesome is this? Renting cartridges? WOW! This is perfect for those that want or need a special cut but don't want to buy the cartridge just for that project.

Go to Practical Scrapper for more details!!!! And don't forget to become their FOLLOWER and check out other Blog Hop participants!!! :)

Good luck!!!

God bless!!!
Nadya

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Practical Scrappers week 4.

This weeks project is so much FUN. I was so excited when I saw that this week Practical Scrappers is featuring felt!!! It is so much fun to play with felt but it can also be tricky.

Our second oldest daughter turned 5 years old on the 15th of this month. WOW! The time has gone by so fast. We are having her birthday party this Friday at the pool. She is so excited and can't wait. I love making all kinds of decorations for parties. But for some reason making those things for my own family seems to be the hardest part. For anyone else, no problem I get all kinds of ideas but for my own I get a crafters block... LOL :)

I needed to come up an idea for dd's birthday goodie bags. So I went to a scrapbook store, I had to pick up couple of things any ways. There I saw this cute little box, this scrapbook store has one of those big cutting things and if you buy their paper you can cut what ever shape you like (that they have) for free. So I did. I only needed 9 boxes so that was perfect.

As soon as I got those boxes cut Practical Scrappers challenge came to mind. It was perfect.

I cam home put in Animals Kingdom cricut cartridge in, picked out my elephant head (sense that is what dd wanted for her birthday theme) size 2 1/2" and let the cricut do it's job of cutting. I had some green felt so I draw some leaves using CM photo pencil and then cut them out.

I got some felt flowers from Target by Making Memories.
Some buttons from my buttons stash and starting putting the boxes together.
Some raffia for the button and for the tag on top.
SU scalloped circle punch for the tag.

Here is the box.





I also made invitations using the same elephant from the Animals Kingdom. The elephant size is 5" same for the shadow so don't change the size when you cut that out. The party hat came from Doodlescharms cartridge.





I added some stickles in the circles of the party hat.



I really love how the boxes turned out. So I hope that you will too.

Don't forget to go to Practical Scrappers to check out other ladies work!!!! :)

Thanks!
Nadya

Practical Scrappers week 3.

For week 3 we had to use ABC stickers but we had to use them in a fun way not just titles. I have a bunch of ABC sticker sheets left with just a couple of letters left on the sheet. I've been wanting to use the negative part of the sheets in some way. So I got to do just that this week at Practical Scrappers.

I did a double layout using negative sheet from the ABC stickers and some baseball die cuts, cricut for title.



You can also see the layout at Practical Scrappers and don't forget to check out other DT ladies work. They all did such a wonderful job. Comments are always welcomed over there as here as well!!! :)

Hope you'll like this layout and I hope that it'll give you another way to use those ABC sticker sheets. :)

Nadya

Practical Scrappers week 2.

For week 2 we had to use Shape Punches. Now this was easy. I have bunch of shape punches that I have collected sense I've started scrapbooking. The only things was that it's been some time sense I've used them all, specially sense I got my cricut. But I still had fun. :)

I made 3 cards. Two of the cards I used a heart maker and for the third stars. You can see the star one at Practical Scrappers.







Hope you'll like them. :)

Thanks,
Nadya

Practical Scrappers week 1.....

I love being part of Practical Scrappers Design Team. It's been so much FUN. I love the challenges we get and the ladies are so so sweet and nice.

All though I took some time away from posting in my personal blog I did keep up with Practical Scrappers DT. There was no way I was going to let them down.

It's been an AWESOME 4 weeks for me. So I thought I would finally share with you what I have been doing over there.

Our first week we had to use stamps.

The layout that I did I used CTMH "Friendship Flowers" stamp set.

You can also see it here at Practical Scrappers.




I stamped the flowers on to the white card stock using "breeze" blue like color ink pad from CTMH.
I stamped the flowers and cut them out. Also stamped the centers of the flowers in yellow and then cut them out and adhered to the flower. I used pop dots to make the flower pop up a little.
Also used the title from the stamps set "If friends were flowers, I'd pick you". The picture is of my dd and one of her good friends that was taken a couple of months ago.
For the stems I used Accent Essentials cartridge, 1 1/4 size. I also chucked most of the papers and the flower stems.

Thanks,
Nadya :)

It's time for a post or two!!! :) Air show.

WOW! I can't believe I actually have some time to post a post here. It's been a very busy month of September. I haven't had time to come here and post anything in some time now, haven't even had the time to read up all of the blogs that I'm following. It's getting better but only to pick right back up in too the busy month of Oct.-Dec. In December we are having another Silent Auction/Bake Sale at our School as Fundraiser for our Church Building Fund. So I've got A LOT of projects to do. I'm really looking forward to that. Can't wait to show you all the things that I have in my head to do... LOL :) If only it was easy to get them out of my head.

So anyways, this post is about this past weekend. We had such a good weekend spending as a family. I got to scrapbook in the morning, kids played nicely so that was really good. :) At about 3pm we heard some airplanes flying over our house very low and very loud. We came out to see what was going on and found out that it was an Air Show that weekend at Hickam AFB. We watched those planes from our house do all sorts of things. It was really awesome. They were flying so low that baby Sara was trying to hide her head she kept saying "My head" LOL :) it was cute. The girls LOVED it. We took some pictures and videos from our back yard.

On Sunday after morning Church Serves we decided to go to the base and see the planes more up close. We have never been to an Air Show before so this was really neat to see and experience. I was so impressed of how the base people had everything organized for the civilians to come on base to watch the show. They had roads blocked off and enough military men and women to guide us to where we needed to be at. It was really neat.

Here are some pictures that we took and a video or two. I have a small digital camera so our pics didn't come all that great but still they look cool I think. :) If you click on the photo you'll be able to see it bigger.











And here are couple of videos. The camera had a hard time focusing so sorry about that.

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Please ignore the commentary.... LOL :) These are just the two of my favorite videos.

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Thanks,
Nadya :)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I'm still here!!!!

Hi ladies,
I just wanted to post a quick note here to let you all know that I'm still around. I just have a lot of things going on right now. All good. September is a very busy month for birthdays in our area and I'm sure in yours as well. So I got lots of birthday cards to make, birthday invitations and so much more. But hey at list I'm doing what I love... :)

I got so much to share with you all though. Hopefully I'll have time next week to do that.

Thanks so much for you support!

God Bless!!!
Nadya