Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Only TWO More Days!

Hi guys, 

Only two more days left of my Birthday Giveaway.  Look at one of the prizes above!!   If you are interested in being one of two winners be sure and join in on the POST HERE.  And tell your friends, because if I get to 100 comments I will add a THIRD winner and a THIRD GIVEAWAY!  Less than 20 away... 

It has been a bit crazy around here.  Kids are back in school and one of my kids isn't really liking school right now and so we have had a few problems that we are working on.  My 14 year old dog, Sophie who has leukemia isn't doing so well so we are getting to that point that is always so painful.   Losing someone you love is hard.

My hubby has been away in China for a couple of weeks now and will be gone until the end of September and that has been a bit difficult.  We are really missing him.  He always travels with work but never for this long.

So lots of things have been getting in the way of me blogging. (and my scrapping)  I'm sorry to have not really been around lately.

I do have a couple of things to share with you today though.  First let's start with a project I made for Crafter's Companion.  It is a gift bag.  I have seen a couple different kind of these bags on Pinterest and piddled with some paper until I got it just right for me.  I'm a "last minute" sort of gal.  Sad to say but I do everything at the last minute.  That is just how I work. lol  So I decided to make it a bit easier on myself and make up a few of these little gift bags to throw in teachers gifts, goodies for friends, etc  You get the idea.  They are pretty easy to make and I put up the directions on how I made mine on the Crafter's Companion blog.  If you are interested you can go look HERE. 

I used an image from the new Strawberry Kisses Winter stamp collection.  These stamps are super cute and I am enjoying working with them a lot.  This one is from the Happy Christmas set.  Isn't that little kitten, Snow, sweet?!

If you are new to coloring or if you just want to learn a bit more about coloring this specific image you should check out the Color-A-Long on the Spectrum Noir blog.

I also stamped out the holly from a Sheena Douglass stamp set.  It is in her new A Little Bit Festive line.  I stamped the image out a few times, colored them and then fussy cut them out.  I actually cut them apart too so that I could use them where I wanted and I rolled the leaves around a paint brush to give them some dimension.

For my next project I have a layout made that was for the new September Sketch challenge at Sketches4All.  They have a neat new sketch that inspired me. The photo I used was from the first day of school.  I always try to at least get that photo scrapped.  lol

I really love that acetate alpha overlay that I used on top of the Pink Paislee Mistables paper that I inked with my Ranger TH Distress ink pads.  I think I rubbed on about 3 different inks with my blending tool.  Super easy and so cool!  I love that Mistable paper! It is fun to work with and the possibilities are limitless.

Oh I wanted to show you the Happy Mail that I received from Webster's Pages.  I happened to be lucky enough to score one of their $10 Sprinkles boxes.  Only $10!  And free shipping in the US!  Woot!    It is just a sweet little special treat.  LOOK!
Here I have just opened the box.

This is what I see when I open that paper.  Look at the cute little cookie!!
A cute binder clip
Look at all this luscious ribbon!!!!!
And finally all of the pre-cut and punched pages for a mini album.  AND a gorgeous embellie to add to one of the pages.
I can't wait to get to working on that little mini album!  Were you lucky enough to get this Sprinkles box?  I sure hope so. 

Okay, this is long enough for today.  Thanks for looking...HUGS!!


  1. Totally love that bag and the layout is really cute--love the take on the sketch...
    and wow that sprinkles was a good deal; glad you got one; i can live vicariously through you

  2. is that a cookie to eat? Now, I'm really sad I couldn't buy one... :-) lol

  3. Great projects!
    I hope everything starts to go in the normal way again and you will have more peace and better days!!!!!!!

    I would love to win these markers (please, pick me!)

  4. Beautiful creations!I love that Strawberry Kisses stamp. SO cute and your coloring is fabulous.

    I can't wait to see what you make with your box of goodies. :o)

  5. Lovely projects!!! Love the bag and the rolled leaves look beautiful! Great layout too!

    Sorry to hear about Sophie..have strength.and take care.

  6. That's rough about your puppy. I'm sorry to hear that.

    Happy birthday though! Belated wishes be they. Here's hoping you have a great new year!

  7. WoW Girl you have so much going on! These are great treat boxes and I am for sure going to check out that spectrium blog! Sorry to hear about kiddo and school troubles :((been there and it is not easy to deal with) Loving that lay-out! The colors rule! And that goodie box is so yummy! I am going to go check that out too!! Hope your pup is feeling better, so sad when they get older. I noticed mine has slowed down so much.
    Hang in the girl! Night of the walking dead is just a month away!!

  8. Ugh, so sorry to hear about your doggie. We just lost ours last month after a battle with what we think wa diabetes. You're right, it's so sad to lose someone you love...even if it is a puppy.

    Sorry to hear about one of the babies not liking school yet. Time to go straighten a teacher out perhaps? *evil grin* I had to do that a tie or two when my kids were in junior high.

    Loving both of your projects! I saw the gift bag on the CC blog and really want to try it!

    Have a great week and keep your chin up. The end of September will be here before you know it!

  9. Your altered gift box is so pretty!!
    Love the stamp you used and your coloring!!
    What a beautiful LO!! Love the colors you used.
    I can't wait to get our sprinkle kit its looks amazing!!
    That cookie looks yummy!!
    Sorry about your dog that is hard.
    Big Hugs!!

  10. Awesome projects, Happy bithday, a little late, love ya.

  11. Love the goodies you got, and what a great gift box you made!!

    I am sorry hubby is gone for a long time :( I am not yet used to mine being gone until after the kids' bedtime each night. They miss him, and I miss having a helping hand to get stuff done!! I am so sorry about your pooch too :(

    *big hugs for you*

  12. Such a fabulous goodie bag you made. Love it. Your Sprinkles box looked good enough to that a really cookie inside?

  13. Wow, wow, wow! Three wows - one for your CC project, one for your layout and the other for your WP box!!

    I got my WP box today too!!!

  14. Happy Birthday Stacy! What beautiful projects you made! I really love the gift bag!

  15. Love that gift bag idea! i think i'm going to borrow that from you =)

    Beautiful layout! love the colours. I didn't get a sprinkles box, but perhaps next time =)
    thanks for sharing!