Today, I want to give you some ideas for favors you can make for events from welcoming someone to your neighborhood to end of the year teacher’s gifts.  The great thing about these favors is you can easily make them using your paper scraps on hand. 

The first item is a book mark made using scrap chipboard, cardstock, and design paper that I had in my stash and extra jumbo paper clips I purchased from Wal-Mart many years ago. Wal-Mart does not carry the silver ones anymore; but, they have colored ones that you can purchase for less than $3.00.  I think these are great gifts for teachers.  There are several tutorials on YouTube that you can get more ideas for this project.

          Now let me move on to the sour cream containers.  These are fun and easy to make.  There are also several tutorials on YouTube that you can check out.  As you will see, I embellished mine just a little bit different than the ones in most of the videos.    I spellbinder dies and a little ribbon for embellishments.  However, I did cut the paper at 4 ¼ x 5 ½.

          Lastly, the tea bag or Ghirardelli candy holders were also made using my scraps.  The use for these holders is endless.  Like the other two projects, I have provided a link for a tutorial for this fast and easy project.  The embellishment options for this holder are endless.  I put my spellbinders dies and Copic markers work on the embellishment for these holders.

          That’s all I have for now.  Thanks for stopping by to check out my blog.  May your life be filled with many happy scrappy times!


Christmas in July with Verve

This Center Step Card was made using a retired SU Christmas paper pack which had Mellow Moss and Real Red cardstock and coordinating striped papers.  I used spellbinders dies to cut the shapes for the center of the card.  The tree is made from the Verve O Christmas Tree stamp set by stamping it with versa mark ink and adding color with PearlEx powder pigments. The sentiment on the envelope and card are also from the same stamp set.  I JUST LOVE VERVE STAMPS!

Wouldn’t you know, Verve is currently running a 20% off sale on all of their stamp sets until August 4, 2012.

I altered the card just a little so that it would fit into a 5.5”x 5.5” envelope and followed the YouTube video instructions on how to make it with my Martha Stewart scoreboard.   Essentially, you use an 8.5” x 8.5” piece of paper and score at 3 1/8” on all sided.  Oh yea, how about this wonderful tool has been in the box sitting in a corner for over 6 months.  I’m trying to do better when it comes to using what I have instead of purchasing more stuff and I am proud to report that I used things that I have on hand already and it feels GOOOOOOD. Not to mention, it feels good to my pocketbook.   Hahahahahaha

I hope you find the links beneficial and appreciate you taking the time to check out my work.

{{HUGS}} and have a happy, scrappy day.

Grateful The Stampscapes Way

I made this card using stampscape stamps and a Lockhart stamp that have been put away for some years.  Then I used copics to color in everything. I had forgotten how much I liked using them.  The Copic makers just made it that much sweater.  LOL
The Stampscapes used are:  231C, 150E, 054F, and 196F. My favorite chair is a Lockhart Stamp Co. stamp.

Evernote – A Crafter’s Friend

I am so excited to be able to tell you all about a wonderful software that is essentially FREE to help you organize your crafting hobby/business.  It is called EVERNOTE!    Evernote is a free app for your  smartphone and computer that stores everything you could possibly imagine losing track of, like a boarding pass, receipt, article you want to read, to do list, or even a simple typed note.  I use it to help keep track crafting projects, crafting supply list, scrapbooking blogs, and many other things that I want to have at my fingertips on my smartphone. 

Over the next few weeks, I will give you all tips and tricks to get the most out of your Evernote experience.  But in the meantime, go here to down load it on your smartphone, laptop, kindle, and table because this program will sync on all your devices to keep your notes updated.
Thanks for stopping by.

Albany, GA Crop-- October 12 & 13, 2012

Come join us for a Friday and Saturday Fun Filled Crop -- (Space is limited)

When: October 12 - 13, 2012
Where: Country Inn & Suites - Albany GA
Crop Space Cost: $25.00 for both days
Crop Time: 5 p.m. - 11 p.m. -- Oct. 12
                    9 a.m. - 11 p.m. -- Oct. 13

Crop Registration Deadline: September 29, 2012

We have special room rates for standard room $79.99 (plus taxes) per night and for a suite is $99.99 (plus taxes) per night. 
If you have any questions, please Email Me
Looking forward to having a SCRAPPY time with you!!!!!!!!


Digital Fun with CS6

This layout was done using Photoshop CS6.  I just started learning it this weekend so, I decided to make a layout using the techniques I learned so far.  Thank you for looking.