Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Li'l Red Riding Hood

I love these photos my daughter took of grandgirl and scrappy buddy, Miss Grace, in her Halloween costume. Daughter, Cyndi, sewed the cape and Grace wore it proudly as she carried her basket trick or treating. :) For this page I've used Cottage Cutz Mrs. Gnome as Red. Her face is stamped using one of the ghost faces from the Cottage Cutz/Peachy Keen Halloween collaboration release, and her basket is -- are you ready? -- a pumpkin from the pick-up truck accessories! Isn't she adorable!
For this embellishment, I used the flowers and mushrooms die, also from the Gnome release. I thought they were perfect for the red riding hood theme. My favorite thing is cutting shapes from pattern papers. I love the whimsical look it gives them with an unexpected pattern or color.

I hope you enjoyed my layout today. Scrapbook pages are my favorite and it's been too long since my last one. :) Have a great weekend. I hope spring has made its way to your part of the country!

Versatile Blogger Award!

What a nice surpise to find in my email this morning!! Thank you so much, Dawn. :) How sweet of you to think of me!

Rules for accepting this award:
1. Thank the person who gave it to you

2. Share 7 things about yourself

3. Send it to 15 other bloggers

Seven Randoms About Scrapendipity
1. I love and miss my family very much.

2. My hubs is the best nurse I could ever want....found out the hard way, but doing fab now!

3. I'm a grama to the best 3 grandboys and 5 grandgirls I could ever ask for.

4. Been a crafter my whole life.

5. Would get a ton more scrapping done if I didn't own a computer. LOL

6. HATE HATE HATE HATE not ever think it's funny to toss one in my direction.

7. I love my life and feel very fortunate and grateful for all my blessings.

I don't have 15 bloggers to share this with but I'll pass it along to some of my favorite bloggy pals!! Thanks again, Dawn for sharing this award with me!!!

Passing this award to:

Nikki C - Melonheadz Illustrating

Nikki F - Scrappin' Navy Wife

Darla - Forced Optimism

Emily - Scrapbook Fool

Pam C - Two Days in February

Katie - Katie Piotrowski

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

With deepest sympathy

For a friend This is the first project on which I've used my prima copycat roses. You can see I also used the spica glitter pen on the paper design. Love the subtle touch it adds to an elegant design like this one. The paper is from the Mariposa stack by Die Cuts With a View. Sentiment is a rubon, also by DCWV. Thanks for looking. :)

I'm loopy for you!

I love the loopy border from the the LC Fresh Start release. It's sort of perfect for someone as loopy as I am, don't you think. LOL! In addition to the loopy border I used the Blue Sky alphabet shadows. This alpha is like getting two in one having both the letters and the shadows sold together. Plus it has numbers, which is always a bonus in my book.

I punched these tiny flowers from coordinating paper and added them to the o's just because I thought they were cute. :) Outlined the letters in faux stitching with white pen and stuck them in and out of the loops, adhereing with foam tape. I used the bright green for the "four" and the brown for shadow just for interest.

Thanks for coming by. This week I challenge you to experiment with new ways of using your alphabets. Be creative and have fun! :)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

and the WINNER is.....

Sherry!!! She commented: "I LOVE the tiny roses!!!! Beautiful!!!" Thank you, Sherry!! Please email me your address so I can get your flowers to you. You're going to love these little cuties.

Thank you all for playing and welcome to all the new followers as well!!! I promise the giveaways will come more often now that I'm back home and feeling fantabulous again. :)

HUGS to all,

Friday, March 25, 2011

Want some of my handmade roses!?? GIVEAWAY

ETA: If you would like to learn how to make these yourself, there are lots of great vids on youtube. Here's the one I used. Janna's instructions are so simple to follow. :)

Well I went a little nuts after my first few roses turned out so dang cute. :) Check it out!!

I've never been able to find the bitsy roses in text paper, so I got out what's left of my thrift store dictionary, the one I use for my version of Donna Salazar flowers, and started punching. I decided just to cut an extra flower shape to use for the leaves instead of looking for another punch or die shape. I think it works just fine.

Let me first say how gorgeous these turned out! Secondly, however, they are a booger to make. The paper is so fine it's hard to get them to hold their shape at all, and to manipulate the center is particularly difficult. At any rate, the end result is worth it. Oh and for those I used my ibond hot glue gun by imaginisce. The liquid glue didn't hold worth a poop and the hot glue gives them a little more stability, but the hot glue can be rather difficult to work with, fair warning.

Oh no, I didn't stop there, I wanted to see how the glimmer mist worked and if it made any difference in the handling of the thin paper. It sorta does feel a little sturdier but that could just be because I wanted it to be. LOL But the finished product is so gorgeous it doesn't even matter. I love this look and will be making lots more of the glimmer misted version!

The glimmer mist colors I used are burnt red, moonlight (blue), vintage pink, and for the leaves, olive vine.

AND as a special treat for reaching ONE HUNDRED FOLLOWERS (100!!!), I'm giving away a handful of these gorgeous flowers!! Want to win?? Become a follower yourself if you aren't already, and leave a comment on this post. You'll be entered in the drawing. What could be easier! :) I'll pick a winner tonight and post in the morning.


Thursday, March 24, 2011

To gnome me is to love me

Happy Thursday! You know that's Friday Eve, of course!!! The weekend is just around the corner. :)

From the gnomes release, I've used the adorable Mr. Gnome and the older version mushrooms for this card. The sentiment is a digi stamp by Melonheadz Illustrating. Papers by My Mind's Eye, Quite Contrary line.

Hoping spring has sprung in your neck of the woods. I'm happy to report we saw the sun this week! Yippee! Bless you, Mother Nature. :)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

paper roses

Oh my goodness. Thanks to Janna of the Jewel Box, I've learned how the make adorable little bitty paper roses much like Prima flowers. These are so stinkin' cute, you won't want to stop making them!!! Here are my first attempts. Literally the first and only flowers I've made so far. I haven't had to toss out a single sample, they are so easy using Janna's technique. I'll be making a bajillion more of these so you'll be seeing them on upcoming cards and projects very soon. LOVE!

These are the materials I used.

The four stages of petal layers + leaves. For this one I used a QuicKutz die, but you can use anything you like for the leaves. I'm not all that pleased with this, so I'm looking for something else to use. This is what it looks like before you put it all together.

Finished flowers size comparison

The first two I made. :)

Here's Janna's video on youtube. So easy to follow. Give it a peek and you'll be making your own fake Prima flowers too!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Fresh start for spring!

Well the calendar says one thing but the weather says another. At least that's the way it is at my house. Is it spring yet where you are? Crossing my fingers it will be here soon. The signs are there, now we just need mother nature to speed it up a bit. LOL I'm not complaining, mind you. We aren't freezing or covered in snow, so I'm a happy camper. :)

And speaking of fresh starts, that's what this release is called by Lifestyle Crafts. For my project this week, I've done a spring card ...

... using the banner border and adding the scallop edge from the QK mini tag, 0586 ...

... shadow letters of the Blue Sky alphabet ...

... and the cutie patootie Peeps bunny. In addition, I used QK patch of grass, jelly beans ...

... and for the inside message, the QK Oatmeal alpha with the banner, bunny and Blue Sky alpha.

I hope you're ready for spring and all the freshness it brings. I'm eagerly awaiting blooms on my bulbs! Hoppy spring, bloggy friends. ;)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Your heart in my pocket

I used some of the shapes from the Cottage Cutz Valentine release for this page. I didn't get much chance to play with them while I was sic, and they are perfect for everyday 'love' pages, like this one of my son and granddaughter, so why not. :)

Papers are mostly Bo Bunny, bling is all pink but the scanner always eats the color right off my bling for some reason. Title font is QK Oatmeal.

Martha Stewart border punch

pocket, and hearts from the locket die.

Heart flower and small eyelet circle

Thanks for looking! I've missed doing layouts after all the bajillion cards I did last week. :)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Logan's friend....

Logan LOVES all things outdoors, messy, muddy, froggy and boy!! I crack up at his hair every time I see this picture of him. Reminds me of his dad at this age who always had what we called "kindergarten hair", with tweeks all over his head. LOL!!! Here's Logan with one of his friends from the pond. Thanks, buddy, but I'll let you hold him!

Papers for this layout are My Mind's Eye, Quite Contrary, Little Miss Muffet collection. I love the color combo (which is what I'm going to be painting our bedroom this summer as a matter of fact LOL) but also the pattern choices in this line.

Dies used are the QK Oatmeal and Diesel alphabets, and mushrooms, Rev0188; and Cottage Cutz frog on lily pad. Ribbon by American Crafts.

I love using 3D elements on my projects. For this one, I attached the "fly" to wire and made him buzzing around froggy's hat.

and my love affair with foam tape continues... :)

Thanks for coming by today. Much craftyness, my friends!

Friday, March 11, 2011

And even more cards.....

Didn't I tell you March is a busy birthday month for us!? Oh, well if I didn't, you know now. LOL And here is one more birthday card. This is it for March birthdays now I think...Whew! :) For this card I used October Afternoon, Farm Fresh, one my favorite collections.

Rosettes made using the Tim Holtz die by Sizzix, and mini cupcakes are a Cottage Cutz die. The colors are a bit washed out in the pic, sorry.

Sentiment by SRM Stickers

This one is a get well card. I used another pattern paper from the Mariposa stack by DCWV.

Spica glitter pen on the bird just because it makes him extra pretty, bling and flowers added - can't ever go wrong with that.

More blingy sparkle with stickles on the pretty leaves, and spica glitter pen on the butterfly.

This one is for a thoughtful friend. :) I used lots of bling here too, including pearls, irock, glitter, and clear embossing powder. The picture doesn't do this justice. It's so much prettier IRL.

Here's a little better shot of the sparkle

Guess that's it for the March cards. I have only a few a month for the rest of the year, so I think I can keep caught up. Good thing my kids are done having kids, I don't know if I could keep up with all the birthdays! LOL

Happy Friday. Hope you found something that inspires you to create this weekend. :)