Sunday, June 24, 2012

First Time Coloring

For the latest round of the Crop Chocolate Focus Group we were required to try a new technique as well as complete a project with certain elements, I chose Embossing, Stamping, Cardstock.  This is a criss cross card, I did a tutorial in November and I recently made a some.  I definitely need to practice with my markers, the hair was harder than I thought and this is one area I need to work on.

Supplies used:
Twin Touch Markers
Spellbinders Floral Doiley Accents
MME Madison Ave 6x6 Paper
Imaginisce stamp

Monday, June 18, 2012

Crop Chocolate Farewell Card - Lace Flowers

This is a bittersweet project for me, its my last project for the Crop Chocolate Design Team.  They decided to give a new group of ladies a chance to showcase their talent and to go with a new team for the next term.  I am excited for the new team but sad to leave, but the new group of ladies is very talented so I am excited to see what they come up with.  I don't know what this card is called but I call it a flap card and it uses a magnet to hold the top flap in place.  The tutorial for this card is how to create the lace flower I used.

Step 1-Take a 12" piece of lace and thread a 1/8" ribbon through the top holes

Step 2-Loosely thread the bottom row

Step 3-Pull the thread tight and this will form a circle

Step 4-Sew the edges rough together, this will be on the back and won't be seen

Step 5-Add a embellishment to the centre, I used a brad and button

Supplies Used

  • MME Madison Ave 12x12 paper
  • MME Market Street 12x12 paper
  • Snake tape
  • MME Fushia Brads
  • Cardstock
  • Button
  • Lace and Ribbon

Monday, June 11, 2012

Blog Hop Winners

Thanks for all the nice comments from the blog hop.  I thought I should mention that when we decided to finish the basement we decided to create a family office space that could function as a home office and scrapbook room (my daughter was 3 and I was pregnant with my son).  I figured that when the kids got older they would be able to use the space to do their homework, etc, (I got lucky that I found these ready to assemble cabinets at HomeDepot on clearance, the counters ended up costing more).  I should have known that my daughter would want her own space/stash and her brother was soon to follow in wanting to play down there.  There is a play area off to the side but they prefer to use the counters for play dough, coloring etc.  Here were the pictures that greeted me last night.

 This mess is from my son, and his foam shapes.  ETA: I thought this was my son but when I looked closer I realized the flower shapes were my daughters too.  My son must have cleaned up his mess because he had car shapes out.  Strangely enough my son is neater and cleaner than my daughter, I actually caught him wiping his mess earlier today (give me hope that the house might one day stay clean).

I am pretty sure that these are from my daughter but I am proud that she sorted the markers by RBGIV, even if she didn't put them away.

Thanks for all the wonderful comments, I not only meet my goal of 100 but I exceeded it by a lot, so because of that I added another blog candy, here are the winners:

Judy Perry

please send me an email with your mailing address and I will get them out to you.

Crop Chocolate Grand Challenge: The Kiss

For this Crop Chocolate challenge we were required to buy a wooden kiss from OMC and decorate it however we wanted. This was another project way out of my comfort zone but I am happy with how this turned out. It sits in my bedroom and my husband really likes it (so does my daughter but she gets enough of my crafty goodies). I used the Sincerely Your paper collection from Trinity arts to make this and I love the romantic feel of the paper and felt it fit the theme well. I cut the "Hugs and Kisses" then after trial and error used spray adhesive for the glitter. I even used perfect pearls mist to give the wooden parts a pearlescent effect. I also added it to the flowers and they look almost glittery (it's like the franks red hot sauce of my craft room I put it on everything). The flourish was made with a Viva Decor Black Pearl Pen (I really like how well they go on).

Supplies Used:
Sincerely Yours paper by Trinity Arts
Spellbinders Rose Creations
MS Black Glitter
Viva Decor Black Pearl Pen
Perfect Pearls Mist
Prima Pearls

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Crop Chocolate Challenge Grand Send Off

I was inspired to create this box by a fellow DT member Scrappy Canuck.  She made a beautiful box and filled it with notes and inspirational quotes for her daughter.  For this challenge we needed to buy a Bravisimo product and use it in a project. I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to make my own box for my daughter.  When ever she would see these boxes she always wanted to buy them but I always resisted because I have never done anything like this.  I actually had to buy a decoupage glue just for it.  I painted the box first because I wasn't sure how the paper was going to go on and I didn't want the wood to show through.  Next I carefully cut and glued the paper down and then added the final bravissimo embellishments.  At first my daughter wanted to decorate the white box with paint and was not happy with my plans to cover it in paper.  However when she saw the finished box she loved it and put the bravisimo embellishment on herself.  I came downstairs and she was so proud of herself, I couldn't help but smile and be proud (even if she didn't quite do it the way I would have).  I started off with a note and made some more to go inside.  Every morning she checks the box for another note and is so happy when she finds one.  I am so happy I decided to take this challenge on, even though it was outside my comfort zone.  The joy that it has brought to my daughter is priceless, she truly cherishes this.

Products used:
MM Pitter Patter Paper
MM Bravissimo Rosette
MM Bravissimo Sentiment

Friday, June 8, 2012

Crop Chocolate Organizational Blog Hop

Welcome to the Crop Chocolate blog hop, if you just found this please start here, you should have come to my blog from Michelle's blog.    I have shared pictures of various forms of organization in previous posts and if you want you can go to the tags on the right side and select scraproom or organization.  I wanted to show some new things and one of my favorite things right now are the DVD/CD holders from sterilite.  I got these around back to school time in Walmart and when I realized how great they were I stocked up.  I use these all around the house.

Here they are for 6x6 pad storage (I keep a small bag in the front for scraps)

Here they are for my CTMH Stamps

Here they are for my regular stamps

I got some of the 4x6 photo holders at the dollar store and use them for my embellishment kits that came with my MME paper packs from Crop Chocolate

I also wanted to share how I store my buttons and other embellishments (its a spice rack and rod from Ikea)

I also wanted to share some pictures of my room the organization I have in some cupboards (stamps are in the middle row)

Close up of my colored embellishments

View of my office/scraproom combo, the office is on the left and has a lower counter and separate cabinets (this way it doesn't migrate to my scrappy space)

Your next step on the hop is DeeDee's blog, but before you do make sure you leave a comment and become a follower and you will be entered in to a draw for some blog candy.  I am close to 100 followers so if I get to 100 I will add a second blog candy.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Crop Chocolate Blog Hop

I just wanted to post a heads up that there will be a organizational blog hop this Friday.  Each of us will be sharing pictures and tips for organizing.  There will be candy along the way so don't forget to stop by.