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Scrapfest 2011 - 3

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Here are some more pics from Scrapfest. To say I had a good time is an understatement. I will definitely try to return for the 10th annual Scrapfest next year.



I am posing with the owner of Graphic 45, Diane Schultz (right) and her daughter Aimee (left).


Diane holding the Le Cirque Layout we were creating in class.


Time for the Tim Holtz class. This class was longer than the others and we had a ball.

Tim was gracious enough to pose for pics.

I'm working on the cover of the book.

Little Yellow Bicycle -- Wonder & Wishes album.

Festive Friday Blog Hop - 18

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Welcome back for another installment of the Festive Friday Blog Hop. If you haven't heard, it's been our quest to inspire you to create some Christmas cards before the holiday is upon us. Time is going by so fast.  If you have joined, please send me a link, I would love to see your creations.

To start at the beginning of the hop, please hop on over to Terri's site.You should have arrived here from Debra's site blog. If you missed it please go back and make sure you visit her site.

Today I am featuring a card that I made at Scrapfest at the Mall of America. I took a class with Petaloo and one of the cards we made was this darling Christmas Tree card. Super easy to put together. I especially loved the glitter embellishments. The glitter doesn't rub and get all over the place.




Thanks for stopping by and now on to the next person in the hop, Maria.

Scrapfest 2011 - 2

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Friday was the first day of classes and make & takes. I decided not to do the make & takes. The lines for it were super long and some even had to wait 2 hours before they could get to the front to start their projects.

The classes were a lot of fun. The best way to describe it is "Speed Scrapping". The classes were only 45 minutes long and you had just enough time to get out your tools, open the project packages and do a couple of pages then it was time to pack up and head to the next class.

I will be posting my projects as I complete them over the next couple of weeks. If you look below, you can see some of the sample projects that were posted on the boards in the mall.







Scrapfest 2011 - 1

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This was my first time attending Scrapfest at the Mall of America in Minneapolis and it won't be my last. I had such a great time that I definitely will be back again.I am part of the Cricut Circle and a few of the members decided to have a "meet-up". We got together at Bubba Gumps in the MOA.

As part of the meet up, we made calling cards. Here are a few of mine below. I used the Destinations Cricut Cartridge with the skyline cut of Chicago. The background colors of the sky are Distress Inks by Tim Holtz. I used Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick and Broken China. I also used Crystal Stickles to make the windows for the Sears Tower (ok... the Willis Tower)...




Pics of the Circle Sisters...



I was excited to take a picture with Teresa Collins. She is such a sweetheart. I also took her Haunted Hallows class which was great. Thanks Shawn from MN, it was a great surprise.

Were You A Winner???

Were you the winner of the Anna Griffin stamp set from the Festive Friday Blog Hop? Were you the winner of the Mini Monsters Cricut Cartridge from the Autumn is Here Blog Hop? If you're not sure, scroll down to view the winners names.

I have been away, so I will give the winners an extra day to contact me and collect your prize. After that time, I will have to chose another winner.

Autumn is Here Blog Hop Winner

I want to thank Kathryn for putting together such a great hop.  I hope everyone had fun and was inspired in some way.

Now on to what you've been waiting for. The winner of the blog candy, Mini Monsters Cricut Cartridge is...

Brenda said...
Great project to dress up the tissue box! I used to do crafts with plastic canvas, but haven't in quite a while. Thanks for sharing!

http://happyscrapper64.blogspot.com/


Thanks so much. Please send me an email with your mailing information so I can get your prize out to you. If prizes are not claimed within 1 week, I will choose another winner.

Festive Friday Blog Hop Winner

We had a wonderful time the FF hop and I hop you enjoyed yourself as well. I hope you were inspired in some way. Thanks so much to Terri for putting together a wonderful hop. 

Now on to what you've been waiting for. The winner of the blog candy, a set of stamps by Anna Griffin is...

A Creative Journey said...     
Cute! TFS! I am a follower and a friend and would be honored if you would check out my blog at http://acreativejourneywithmelissa.blogspot.com and become a follower if you aren't already :) Have a great weekend!


Thanks so much. Please send me an email with your mailing information so I can get your prize out to you. If prizes are not claimed within 1 week, I will choose another winner.

Autumn is Here Blog Hop - Day 2

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Now wasn't yesterday's blog hop fun? If you missed it, please scroll down to view my project for day 1 blog post.  To start at the beginning of the hop, please visit our hostess, Kathryn of Creations with Kathryn. If you are following along on the hop, you should have arrived here from Lissa's site.

Today's project doesn't involve any paper crafting. I used a pattern that I loved to create this Autumn Leaves Tissue Box Holder. I stitched the box using 7-mesh Plastic Canvas.The background is a tan color while the leaves are stitched in brown, green and orange. The same pattern is stitched on all four sides. This is a super easy and fast project to put together.



Just in case you get lost along the way, here is the line-up...
Kathryn
http://www.creationswithkathryn.com/
Janice
http://www.cricutconfessions.com/
Lissa
http://somanycrafts.wordpress.com/
Yolonda
http://www.craftyscentiments.blogspot.com/<--me
Nicolette
http://www.beyondscrapin.blogspot.com/
Denise K.
http:/…

Autumn is Here Blog Hop - Day 1

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Wow, this year is going by fast and Autumn is fast approaching. If you're here for the blog hop, you are in the right place. If you just happened upon my site, please stay and enjoy some of the projects. To start at the beginning of the hop, please visit our hostess, Kathryn of Creations with Kathryn. If you are following along on the hop, you should have arrived here from Lissa's site.

Now on to my project. I created a mini Autumn album. I got the inspiration from Dawn I wanted to keep it very simple. It is a small book that has the space to hold 8 photos as well as a space to journal.










Recipe:
Recollections Paper Pack (Spiced Market)
DCWV Harvest Stickers
Martha Stewart Punch

Kathryn
http://www.creationswithkathryn.com/
Janice
http://www.cricutconfessions.com/
Lissa
http://somanycrafts.wordpress.com/
Yolonda
http://www.craftyscentiments.blogspot.com/  <---me
Nicolette
http://www.beyondscrapin.blogspot.com/
Denise K.
http://deesdesignsfrommyheart.blogspot.com/
Michelle
http://pean…

Festive Friday Blog Hop - 17

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Welcome back for another installment of the Festive Friday Blog Hop. If you haven't heard, it's been our quest to inspire you to create some Christmas cards before the holiday is upon us. Time is going by so fast.  If you have joined, please send me a link, I would love to see your creations.

To start at the beginning of the hop, please hop on over to Terri's site.You should have arrived here from Debra's site blog. If you missed it please go back and make sure you visit her site.

For my project, I created a 5 x 7 card using Recollections papers. I used the Gypsy by Provocraft to size the diecut. This is from one of the newer cartridges, Word Collage by Cricut.



Now for some blog candy, I will be giving away a set of stamps by Anna Griffin. To be eligible to win the stamps, please leave me a comment below. I would love it if you would become a follower, but it is not necessary. I will be using Random.org to pick a winner and I will announce the winner of the Anna …

Autumn is Here Blog Hop

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Be sure to join our hostess Kathryn of Creations with Kathryn and the rest of us for a great time as we celebrate the beginning of Autumn with a blog hop. A wonderful group of crafters have gotten together to create some wonderful projects to inspire you as the season changes. This will be a two (2) day hop so be sure to check back both days to see some awesome projects.

I will also be offering some blog candy to help you get started with the holidays coming up.

Graphic 45 Magic of Oz Tissue Box

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I am in love with the paper stacks from Graphic 45. The newest one for the holiday season is called Magic of Oz. It is a take on the great story of the Wizard of Oz. I think this line of papers may be my all time favorite. I just love all of the different themes and all of the different colors.

I I decided I needed to make another tissue box to take to work and place on my desk. I used my Gypsy by Provocraft to cut out the tissue box cover. I misted the box with different colors of Perfect Pearls Mists by Ranger. Next, I outlined the sides and top of the box with twine. Then the fun part of adding different elements from the paper pack. To finish if off, I used some Stickles and CANDi (foam dots) and Glossy Accents.






Material:
Recollections paper -  Black
Graphic 45 Magic of Oz (8x8)
Ranger Perfect Pearls Mist - Grape Fizz, Sour Apple, Mandarin
Twine (Black & Orange)
Stickles - Crystal, Ruby
Glossy Accents
Pot Dots
CANDi - Vintage Berries (small paper dots)

Thanks so much for st…

Festive Friday

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Come join us for a Festive Friday good time.I can't believe how fast the year is going by.  Christmas will be here before you know it. I hope you will consider joining us as we hop every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month. Our goal is to make Christmas cards and avoid the rush of trying to make them later on.

As blog candy, I will be giving away a set of Anna Griffin stamps