Thursday, August 30, 2012

It's a "Wicked" Birthday Celebration!

Hi Everyone!  I'm so glad you decided to stop by and check out my "Wicked" Giveaway!  It really IS my birthday and I thought it would be fun to have a little blog candy to make it more fun!  So, here it is:
This stamp set was very popular a year ago.  Since Halloween is sneaking up on us quickly, I thought I'd give everyone a chance to win it!  Here is what you need to do:

1.  Become a follower of my blog.
2.  If you have your own blog, share my Blog Button and this giveaway on your blog.
3.  Leave me a comment.

Pretty easy, huh?  Now, here is the bonus.  I'd really love to hit 400 followers.  If I do, I will have another another prize.  I can't say what it will be, but trust me, I have some fabulous goodies in my stash!

The winner will be announced next Friday, September 7th.  Good Luck!

Oh, how old am I ?  29, of course - with LOTS of practice!!!!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Milestone Birthday Card

It's time for another challenge at My Time To Craft and this time it's Milestone Birthdays.  You know, Sweet Sixteen, Eighteen, Thirty, Forty, Fifty...  OK, I've hit just a few!  
Here is the card I created to celebrate a milestone:

Let's hear it for 50 and those Red Hatters!  

Be sure to stop over at My Time To Craft to see what the rest of the Design Team has created.  You don't want to miss their creativity!
Linked to Make It Monday!

Since we're on the topic of birthdays, you want to stop back on Thursday.  I am having a Birthday Giveaway that you won't want to miss!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Back To School Blog Hop

Welcome to our Back To School Blog Hop with the Ginger Snap Scraps Design Team!

This weekend we will be featuring projects all about Back To School. Can you believe school has started!?

We hope you enjoy all of the great work this Design Team has done and find some inspiration.

 This box was decorated with the ABC Primer Papers from Graphic 45!

 The box was cut using the Cricut Artiste Cartridge.

Now for some blog candy! We are giving away 2 $10 gift card to Ginger Snap Scraps!
Just leave a comment here and let us know that you did the following:

Head over to Ginger Snap Scraps on Facebook and like them!

Your next stop is Cheryl.

Here is the lineup:
Saturday, August 25

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Altered Frame

Happy Tuesday, Everyone!  Even though the new school year is beginning for me (which means life gets EXTRA crazy!), I have this cute frame to share with you:

It started out like this:
Just a plain wooden frame from the craft store!

I sanded the edges a bit and then painted them with acrylic paint.  Add a little Mod Podge, this adorable paper from Crate Paper's Farmhouse Collection, and some lace trim, and you have a beautiful frame for your favorite photo.  
If you like the paper, head over to Ginger Snap Scraps to get yours!

Have a great week everyone - and DO stop by again soon!

Thursday, August 16, 2012


We went away for a little vacation.  School starts next week for me and I'm not ready!!!  This was a wonderful distraction:
This was the view from our balcony.
La Jolla, CA

This is another one of my favorites!

Oscar made these fresh for you every morning - to be eaten on the rooftop deck overlooking the ocean.  Insert "heavy sigh" here!!

I should be really relaxed now, right??????

By the way - I saw this cute little boarded-up building that would make the perfect Bed and Breakfast.  It's right on the ocean and I could SO see myself there!  I'm pretty sure I could get it for about a million. Donations are now being accepted to help in this new venture!!!  LOL!  
A girl can dream.......insert another heavy sigh!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Christmas in August

It's difficult to think about Christmas when the temperature is 110+!  But, that's the challenge at My Time To Craft!

I made this card with some retired Close To My Heart papers.  I still love them though!  I layered the papers and distressed the edges.  

Head over to My Time To Craft and see what the rest of the Design Team has done, and submit something of your own!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Paper Purse

Looking for a cute idea for giving a gift card or a small gift?  Here is your solution:

Cute, huh?  I cut it our using the new Close To My Heart Artiste Cricut Cartridge® You can click here to get yours!

The beautiful papers are from The Farmhouse Collection from Crate Paper.  Head over to Ginger Snap Scraps to get yours!

Have a fabulous week - and don't forget to stop by tomorrow!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Pemberley Card

I have had this paper pack and to be honest, I haven't done a lot with it.  The challenge at Heart 2 Heart is to create a Sympathy Card.  As I looked through my papers, this one jumped out.  Take a look at what I did with it:
In addition to the Pemberley papers, I used the 4 My Friend stamp set (D1510), a flower from Bouquet Assortment (Z1694), two Durable Round Studs (Z1706), and the patterned chipboard circle was from my stash.  Like what you see?  You can order it here!

Have a great weekend and be sure to stop back soon!

Monday, August 6, 2012

"TAG", You're It!

OK, really it's just the '"Tag" part!  Today is Tag Day at Ginger Snap Scraps.  Here's mine:
This tag was created using the Echo Park, Hello Summer papers.  I added a couple of Hometown Summer Buttons and some ribbon.  The sentiment is from Mr Cricut Crazy - Simply Everything.
Naturally, everything is available at Ginger Snap Scraps!

Thanks for stopping by - have a great week!

Sharing at Cupcake Craft Challenges and Make It Monday.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

It's Here!

Today the Close To My Heart® Fall/Winter Ideas Book makes it debut!  Here is a look at the cover:
The link on the right sidebar of my blog will take you to the on-line catalog.
Don't forget that this also means that the new Cricut Artiste® Cartridge is also now available!

For a peek at the Instruction book, click here.
For a peek at the Assembly Guide, click here.

Once you've had a look and realize you just have to have that cartridge, click on the "Shop" button at the top of my blog to order yours today!