Thursday, September 30, 2010

I'm a nutter for the nutty squirrel!

I don't know about you, but when I saw the Cottage Cutz nutty squirrel, I laughed out loud and had to have him!! He's so nutty....just like me. We were meant to be together! LOL I put this card together just waiting for him to appear in my mailbox so I could add him to the front of the card, and he didn't disappoint. I also used the Cottage Cutz loopy edge border, in keeping with the loopy/nutty theme, of course! For extra texture, I've used fabric paints on the heart, acorn and oval frame behind Mr. Nutter. These papers are Tree Love by Nikki Sivils. Cute, huh.

Other dies used for this card are QK Aquarius alphabet, Spellbinders nesting ovals, and Martha Stewart border punch.

Inside message:
I love the Cottage Cutz fall collection and this hay wagon is another of my faves. I've used the patch of grass from the scarecrows die also. The font here is Diesel Grand, lower case. I've cut two of each letter and offset them for a shadow affect. Behind the hay wagon I've used the Spellbinders nesting ovals.

You can never go wrong with stickles. Stickles always add a little pizzazz!
For the inside message, I again used the nutty squirrel. He's so cute! I've also used the sign from the pumpkin patch die and the grass from the scarecrows die.
The letters for the message on the sign are also from the pumpkin patch die. The "w" is just the "m" turned upside down. You can really make a lot of different messages just with the letters in "pumpkin patch" it turns out!

I know we're just barely entering fall (and some of us are still waiting for it!) but, in case it has escaped you, we are less than 90 days till Christmas.....just giving you fair warning so it doesn't sneak up on you! LOL Thanks for coming by today.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Lots of Layers

When Mila was here this summer, she asked grampa to help her make a birdhouse. Well, ever the contractor, grampa told her to draw up her design first so they could get all the materials together. So Mila set to work designing her birdhouse, even adding grass, a bird and sky to her drawing. She doesn't leave anything out. :) Here she is working diligently on her plans.

I love the look of layering but don't always feel successful pulling it off. This time though it seemed to just fall together with ease, and I do like how it turned out on this page. Of course, I have a huge crush on October Afternoon and I feel like I can't go wrong with these papers. :) Here I've used the Thrift Shop collection.

Quickutz dies used on this page are 2x2 butterfly (KS-0070) , 2x2 journaling circles (KS-0789 and KS-0961), medium sized scallop edger, and Snowday alphabet.

Thursday, September 23, 2010


We had such fun with the girls this summer and I'm not quite ready to let go of summer just yet, so I'm still scrapping photos from their visit. Here is Mila playing in the backyard with one of the kids' fishing poles. Grace was giving her pointers on how to fish. At 9, Grace is an expert now, you know. LOL

Papers for this project are from the Thrift Shop Collection by October Afternoon.

For the 3D flower embellishments, I used theCottage Cutz sunflower die, minus the stem, pot, and faces, from the Peachy Keen collaboration release. Instead, I used buttons with ribbon for the centers, and popped the layers with foam tape for a more dimensional look. In keeping with the play theme, I threaded ribbon through and around the title letters and cut two of each letter overlapping light over dark to give a shadow affect. Title letters are QK Teriyaki.

Thanks for visiting Scrapendipity Studio today, and I hope you'll leave a comment. I always appreciate the feedback. :)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Spooky sentiments

You don't have to pass by Halloween dies and shapes just because you may not observe the day. There are lots of other ways to use cute shapes associated with Halloween! Here are a few examples, using Quickutz Halloween shapes for non-Halloween cards.

A 'miss you' card takes on an especially lonely feel using the QK Haunted and Oatmeal alphabets, Basic Grey spider webby paper from the Eerie collection, and a full moon. I used Martha Stewart's drippy goo border punch along the bottom and stickles too, of course.

Here is another example using the full moon and bats die, more spider webby paper and the Maddie Anne font. My hubs thinks I'm a dork. I'm always leaving him punny notes and I love you's around the house. Here's another one!

I used coiled wire to pop the bat on the inside of the card. He pops up and springs to life when the card is opened. Isn't he cute.

What non-traditional ideas can you come up with for spooky shapes meant for Halloween? Don't let it drive you batty! There are lots of frightful and delightful ways in witch you can conjure up some punny projects. ;)

Monday, September 20, 2010

Boy birthday card

Wednesday Logan will be 4. Yeah, times flies, doesn't it. And it seems to go faster the older you get. Older as in grandparents not so much at 4. LOL Logan's dad works on the railroad and Logan LOVES trains and everything about them. I used Spellbinders nesting ovals and QK Diesel Classic for the 'title', and Li'l Buddy papers by Pebbles, Inc. for this card.....

...except for the train, which is a paper by 3 Bugs in a Rug, called All-aboard, from the Animal Stackers collection. So cute! I cut each of the cars individually and popped with foam tape on top of the train border.

Inside I added one more train car, again adding dimension by cutting a second shape an popping with foam tape. I printed the inside message (happy birthday, Logan) using the computer font that matches the font on the paper. It's a free download called Gilligan's Island. Snag it here!

Saturday, September 18, 2010


I used my Halloween dies this weekend. I love all the things that go along with Halloween, but I don't like doing the dress up thing or even answering the door for trick or treaters anymore. Isn't that mean? (We do get candy to pass out but we rarely have any kids anymore. I make Randy answer the door. This year I got him a mask to wear.) Guess that comes with old age or something. LOL Still, I do love decorating and making fun spooky things even if I enjoy them all along. ;) Here are a couple of cards to help get you in a spooky mood!

For this card I used the QuicKutz Rev haunted house 044-2, Rev 0241-2, bats, moon and clouds, and for the small ghost, the doublekutz treat bag shape, 0257. Font is Oatmeal. Background paper is Basic Grey from the Eerie collection. Lots of stickles of course, and sheer black ribbon to top it off.

Papers again from the BG Eerie collection. Font here is QK 4x8 Haunted, tree and bats are from the same dies used in the previous card, and the moon is merely a small circle (in this case, the smallest size in the bottle caps dies set), placed back on the die and cut again to create the crescent. Stickles are a must... ...purple sheer ribbon, and for the background I've used Spellbinders nesting shapes.

I'll be posting more Halloweenie-type projects this week so be sure to come back later and check them out. Hope you're having a great weekend.

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Share your wishes!

Please post comments with what you'd like to see in an idea book that maybe you always wish for but don't ever seem to find. If I missed something in my previous polls that you would like to address, here's your chance to let me know. :)

I've appreciated all the input on this topic.

Thank you all so much!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Let's go to the pumpkin patch!

Nothing says fall like rows and rows and pumpkins, ready to be chosen by precious little hands that can barely pick them up. Joe and Regan had a blast with Aunt Cyndi at the pumpkin patch last fall. I couldn't resist doing another layout with the adorable Cottage Cutz pumpkin patch and crows dies. Below the large QK scallop border, I also used the Cottage Cutz scallop three edger. For the layered background behind the crow and sign post, I've used Spellbinders nesting dies. I think they really add pop and I love that they emboss as well as cut.

Love the Eerie Halloween paper collection by Basic Grey. My favorite Halloween color combination is purple and green. Can you see the embossed edge? I love that look.

Once again, I've used the letters that come on the die (pumpkin patch) to spell different words for my sign. Amazing how many words you can get from those few letters. This time, I cut the sign from cork paper which makes very realistic looking wood planks. Here you can see even better how the edge of the Spellbinders die can be embossed.

Layered pumpkins and sunflower vines make a fun pumpkin patch growing below and around the sign.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Is this a priceless photo or what. LOL Grace and Mila had been playing outside when Grace came in asking to use my camera. This is one of the photos she took of Mila. Evidently she wanted a bigger smile and since Mila wouldn't deliver, she made one for her! LOL

I love these colorful summer papers by October Afternoon - this is the Fly a Kite collection. Dies used on this page are all Quickutz: Rev pennant, nesting flowers, bottle caps, 2x2 rickrack and lips. Title letters are 4x8 Aquarius.

For my next project, I've done a complete change of pace with this simple fall card with a simple message. I used the Rev maple leaf, Studio skinny mini and Haunted 4x8 alphabets. Background paper is from the Basic Grey Eerie collection.

Green and orange bling and Basic Grey rubon border along the lower edge add pizzazz.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

You really otter check this out

Ha! Isn't the otter too cute. :) He is one of the "Under The Sun" (Summer #2) release Cottage Cutz dies from The Scrapping Cottage. The summer sun and seagull are also from the Summer #2 release. You can find these dies at the Scrapping Cottage.

The otter is actually wearing sunglasses that belong to the summer sun, but I just thought they were too cute on his little face so there they stay. :)

I love how realistically wooden the pilings look cut from cork paper. Awesome.

I'm always happy to answer any questions about my projects, so please don't hestitate to leave a comment if you have a question.
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Summer ..... is over :(

But we can still enjoy the memories through our scrapbooks, right!? Here are Grace and Mila when they were here in August. I know this isn't your typical summer color combination, but isn't it striking? I used the October Afternoon Fly a Kite paper collection and the brown just goes so well with the blue and green. In case you missed it, I love October Afternoon. ;) The title and all the phrases are cardstock stickers from that collection.

The 'happy day' accent is the summer sun die by Cottage Cutz with one of the OA cardstock stickers on top.

Using leftovers from my layout I made this simple card.

Again using the summer sun die by Cottage Cutz, and the scallop edger die also by Cottage Cutz. The dots and scallop border is a punch by Martha Stewart and the sentiment is a rubon by Making Memories. Pearl bling is Imaginisce i-rock.