Wednesday, November 11, 2009

White core cardstock week at Practical Scrappers!!!

Practical Scrappers is a blog that challenges you to use up your stash of supplies. Every week there is a new challenge. Every day new projects are posted that are done by the awesome Design Team. PS also has a message board with a gallery for layouts and cards, a forum to share all kinds of tutorials and so much more. If you haven't gone to Practical Scrappers yet don't wait. If you are in the scrapbooking block and need inspiration Practical Scrappers is just for you!!!!

This week we got to do some really fun projects with white core cardstock or magic paper. Just wait till tomorrow altered projects are going to be posted... :) If you haven't had a chance to work with this type of paper you got to get some and play. It is so much FUN!

For this week I had 3 projects done. I did one card, a layout and I had one card done back in September that I was saving for this challenge.

I used Hello Kitty sizzix embossing folder for all three projects.
Cheap board ABC letters and shapes for the layout.
All kinds of papers...

Thanks for looking and don't forget to visit Practical Scrappers blog for more awesome ideas!!!


Blog Blessing aka RAK!!!!

Jewels at Joy~in~Jesus is sharing a Blessing with all of us!!!

She is giving away an awesome gift... Go to her blog for more details!!!!!!

Nadya :)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Altered Burger King cup holder and 4 Starbucks coffee bottles.

Thursday is an Altered projects day at Practical Scrappers. So go to their blog and check out all the FUN altered projects they have up right now. So much talent. :)

Before I go on unto today's project. Don't forget that the Tri-Challenge at PS is going on right now as well. You have till TOMORROW to enter in too the challenge to win a prize. Check out all three blogs that are involved in the challenge. Practical Scrappers, Frosted Designs and StuckOnUSketches.

Today I wanted to share with you a very FUN project that I did for PS this week.
I'm so excited about it. This project is also for our Craft Silent Auction at our School that I'm hosting for our Church Building Fundraiser in December.

This would also be such a FUN gift to give to some one for Christmas. Yes, I said Christmas!!! Did you all know that Christmas is NEXT MONTH!!!! This year has gone by so fast!!! I'm thinking that a lot of our gifts this year are going to be handmade. At list that is something that I would like to do.

Couple of month ago we took the girls to Burger King through a drive through. With our drinks we got the cup holder. Our BK is 3 min away from our home so we went home to eat our food. I looked at that cup holder and the firs things that came to my mind were the Starbucks bottles that I have been collecting for altering. The once that I had were the tall once so they would be perfect for this cup holder.

So last week I finally decided to do the project. It was so MUCH fun. I got to use fun papers, paint, die cuts that have been sitting in my folders for what seems like forever now. And some fun and new tricks. I really had so much FUN doing this.

First to start this project you need Burger King cup holder or I guess any other cup holder or what ever else works for you. Acrylic paint, what ever color you want to use on your project, 4 Starbucks bottles.

Here is what my cup holder looked like when I started painting it. I only painted where the paper was not going to go on. I did 3 cots of paint to cover up the "Have it your way" words. The paint also made the card board some what stronger.

This is what the box and the bottles look like after I was done with everything, all 4 sides. Isn't this FUN???

Ginger bread man die cuts by Creative Memories.
Lollipop die cut from Cricut "Paper Dolls Dress Up" cartridge.
Snowflake stickers "Holiday Time" from WalMart.
White stamped snowflakes is a stamp from Martha Steward Christmas stamp set. Love the snow flakes in this set.
Stayz On white ink.
White gel pen.
Red acrylic paint.
3 different Christmas or just red ribbon.
Holiday sentiment stamp that I got at a garage sale, not sure what company it's from doesn't say on the block.
Cricut Accent Essentials cricut cartridge for the shape of the tag.
Gold Christmas jingle bells (I think that's what they are cold) that I picked up at WalMart.
Homemade Flower Soft, white. LOVE LOVE this stuff!!! :)
White card stock.
"Marrymint Candy Shoppe" Christmas paper by American Crafts. This paper is so beautiful!!!
SU scalloped punch.
Blue chalk for the edges.

Here are some up close pictures.... :)

Bottles next to the box. I also painted the lids on the bottles in red same as the box.

Here is what the tops of the lids look like.

Up close of the Homemade Flower Soft. I love Flower Soft, but have only one color right now. On Practical Scrappers board some one posted that you can make your own Flower Soft. I was so so excited to find that out. Here is a link with pictures and a video of how to do this Handmade Flower Soft. I'm totally addicted right now and this saves so much money for me... LOL :) It was so easy to make and was so much fun to play with. My girls thought it was real snow when I was done with the project.... hee hee :)

If you got any questions about this project let me know by leaving me a comment bellow.... :)

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today and I hope that you liked this project and it gave you some inspiration for your own handmade gifts this Holiday Season.

Nadya :)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Owls, ribbon, sketches and MORE!!!!

WOW! What a FUN week at Practical Scrappers this week.
They are teaming up with Frosted Designs and StuckOnUSketches this week for a Tri-Challenge.
Each blog has a challenge to do and all 3 are giving away a prize!!!! How cool is that?

Go to their blogs and check out all the challenges and the prizes that they are giving away!!!!

I had a lot of fun working on 4 projects for this Tri-Challenge week.

I did one project for each blog and the last one I combined all there together.

Here are my projects.

For Practical Scrapers I did a Christmas Card.

Paper from LSS.
Reindeer cut from Animal Kingdom cricut cartridge.
Red flower circle from Accent Essentials cricut cartridge.
CTMH Playful Flourishes stamp set.
Martha Steward snowflake stamp from the Christmas stamp set.
Stickles, red and star dust.
Home made white "Flower Soft" LOVE this stuff!!!! :)
3 different ribbons.

For Frosted Designs we had to use an "Owl" on our project. So I came up with this card.

Owl and "Whooo" came from Animal Kingdom cricut cartridge.
Strip paper from My Mind's Eye "Out and About" collection.
Other papers from LSS.
Brads and metal corners.
Some brown chalk.

For StuckOnUSketches we had to use a sketch that they posted on their blog. So here is my layout... Another page for my friends album. To see the sketch please visit StuckOnUSketches....

LSS papers.
Die cut flower shapes that I had for some time now.
Large brads.
Some Bo Bunny rub-ons that I had for some time as well.
CTMH Playful Flourishes stamp set.
Stickles around the brads and in the center of a flower.
Sticker strips that I had. Some from SU I think.
Spiral journaling book by Making Memories for journaling box.
Accent Essentials cricut cartridge.

"Easter" layout, with all three challenges. I turned the sketch around for this one.

CM papers. Sorry I don't remember what pack they are from. And I'm not even sure if CM has them any more.
Canvas ABC stickers by Making Memories from Just Chillin collection.
Spiral journaling book by Making Memories for journaling box.
Some Easter stickers.
3 different ribbons.

Thanks for visiting my blog today!!! :) Hope you liked my projects and don't forget to leave a comment and go visit the three blogs!!!!

Nadya :)