Thursday, July 29, 2010

Use Your Stash Challenge #6

A Chocolate Daily Challenge #6 Life is Liks a.... Chocolate Box?
da Rules-Must be an original box of your choosing
Here's my Creation:
The Front:
What I'll store inside.... more homemade goodness!
Products Used: Basic Grey Eva Paper, the Robert Stanley Collection Ribbon, 7 Gypsies Velvet Flowers, Stickles Crystal Ice, Tattered Angels Glimer Mist in Spring Violet, Silver Sugar & Black Magic

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Use Your Stash #4

Chocolate Daily's challenge "Good Things Come in B's"
I've created a blue & brown butterfly with 3 beads & bling = 7 B's
Products Used: awesomest butterflly stamp ever from Layers of Colors; Brown Staz-On; CTMH Inks-Heavenly Blue, Crystal Blue & Indian Corn Blue; Dew Drops & Making Memories Slice Acetate; Crystal Stickles - Tutorial from Swirlydos

Sketch Mania #4

Oh just another awesome sketch from umWOW Studio's Sketch Mania... #4
Here's my Creation:

The Details:

This is my FAVORITE PAPER PACK OF ALL TIME from Close To My Heart - Emporium! Flowers are from 7 Gypsies & the stamp is super old red rubber stamp made by Hippo Heart; cardstock is all from CTMH in Buttercup, Cocoa, Sweet Leaf & Crystal Blue; ink from CTMH in Cocoa

Become a Follwer, Make a Creation, WIN!

Remember the last FOLLOW PPC CONTEST we had? Well, we're back at it! This contest ends at 10 am EST on Monday, August 9th!
Here's what you need to do:
1. Become a follower of PPC Crafty Challenges Blog
2. Submit a design this week for Color Combo #23, make sure you link it!
3. If Meg can get 150 followers by Monday, August 9 ... she'll draw a winner
Here's the prize that is up for grabs:
But wait, Megan isn't finished giving away stuff yet. On her personal blog she's giving away this:

To win these Bazzill Really BIG Chips, you need to do that Color Combo #23 that was previosly mentioned & post it, the go to Meg's personal blog... Picture Perfect Creations and leave her a comment on her personal design for PPC-CC#23 (the same color combo you used for your creation). Got it.... if you have any questions or need clarification, please ask Meg on one of the PPC blogs. Thanks!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Use Your Stash Challenge #3

Chocolate Daily's #3 Use Your Stash Challenge is.... I Love You like an Itchy Christmas Sweater in July! This is by far my very favorite title so far :-)
My Creation:
About the challenge:
*Must create an original card or layout - check
*Must use glitter or glittered something or fiber - stickles & fuzzy fibers
*Must use a color that reminds you of love - hot pink!
*Must use only one picture - my little guy
Products Used: Printed Papers-Oriental Trading Lovey Dovey; Stickles Ice; Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Viva Pink; CTMH fiber in Hollyhock; jewel hearts from Wal-Mart; and last but not least the LOVE stone my BFF made for me years ago & I'm FINALLY using it :-)

Use Your Stash Challenge #2

Challenge #2 from Chocolate Daily is called A Few of My Favorite Things
My Creation:
The Details:
Says it all:
In this Challenge we were to:
*Use one of our favorite companies - Tim Holtz!!!
*Use at least 2 pictures - two of my three guys included
*Use 2 patterend papers or cardstocks - I lost count how many I used, 5
Products Used: Printed Papers-Fancy Pants Like Father Like Son; Cardstock-CTMH Autumn Terracotta; Tim Holtz Grunge Board (yum); Mesh from a very very long time ago; Sprockets, Gears, screws(brads)-Tim Holtz; misc heart & black brad

Use Your Stash Challenge #1

Chocolate Daily has issued a series of challenges, #1 is called Unusual Findings. da Rules....
*Must be a layout/card original for this challenge - check!
*Must include one item not generally used for scrapbooking-cards & checkers peice
*Must include journaling-check!
*Must include one scrappy item you've held onto for way too long-CM letter stickes (like 6 years old) & Tiles at bottom right corner (about 4 years)
My Creation:
The Details
Products Used: Papers-WeR Memory Keepers White Out Collection; ink-CTMH Cranberry & Sticko Tiles's Play tiles


Picture Perfect Creations Craft Challenge #23 Color Combo:

My Little Creation:
The Details:
Products Used: Printed Paper Cosmo Cricket-Everafter Collection; Cardstock & Ribbon-CTMH; Grey Ink-TAC; Stamp "Dance with your Spirit"-TAC; Large Brad-K&Company Urban Rhapsody

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sketch Mania #3

umWOW Studio's Sketch Mania #3 I know, I know it looks like a layout sketch... but you see, I've misplaced my scrappy mojo but my card making one is still hanging in there, not to mention how little time I had this weekend to play with paper. Ok, enough with the pitty party, here's the sketch:
My Creation:
The Details:

Products Used: all papers, ink & cardstock-CTMH colonial white cs & Grace paper pack with twilight & cocoa inks; brads from Oriental Trading; misc twine; stamp set-7 Gypsies Family.
I actually gave this card to my step-mom, Jan in a pack of 2 dozen as a "thanks in advance" for keeping my younger son for this week. She loved them all!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Moved the Scraproom

Some of you know about the attic.... it's really the 22'x24' bonus room above the garage which I have been fortunate enough for have a very generous husband, letting me have the room along with the pool table & dart board (aparently it can't all be about paper & ink!)
My friends are WONDERFUL coming over every month to scrap with me, but I gotta tell you.... I get lonely up there by myself on the other weekends & feel guilty for leaving my boys downstairs for "me" time.
This week, my boys (not including my husband who just had shoulder surgery a week ago) helped me over my furntiure down to our old office, which was our guest room & our guinea pig's room... now it's my scrappy space & the piggy's room :-) ROOMMATES! They too stinkin' cute & they talk to me, I'll never be alone again! My new space is MUCH smaller than my old, this room only measures 8'6x9', yep that's right this was a voluntary move. But I think it's going to work out much better. Here are some not-quite-finished-moving-but-almost-done pictures:. Please excuse the crappy pics! My dearest has aparently been playing with the camera settings again without bothering to change them back to "normal person" mode... View from the back hall:
Doorway to Living Room:
Area behind where I will sit - note proximity to all my favorite things (note items stacked ON shelf will not be there - this will either be the computer spot or the Cricut area - haven't finalized that yet):

This is my shelf on top of a shelf system I've got going... stacking homemade bookcases to go up instead of out. In the Attic, I went out... way out... and it was totally a pain to get to stuff. Now almost everything is within a very short roll:

Things left to do... re-hang the quit rack & replace my Great Great Uncle Leslie's World War picture, buy a couple of curtain rods to move my easily lost little things from the attic (these will go behind the lamp shad in that first picture of the blue room), hang some miscellaneous shelves around for bottles of this & that (I'll have a "spritz/mist" shelf!), get cricut & computer in their places. I'll get some GOOD pictures when the madness is finished! Thanks for looking :-) My sweetheart did tell me last night that if I don't like it I can always move back up! :-)

EDIT: Just for clarification... I'm not totally giving up the attic. We'll still use it for our monthly crops! I'll just have to lug upstairs what I want to work on. Now the boys won't have to ask me to clean off the pool table so they can play or move the folding tables our of the way of the dart board. I better put a pad lock on the fridge up there or my soda will all disappear!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

calling a CTMH consultant

who will give me a catty (the one that comes out in August 2010) in exchange for a guaranteed order? I live in the states so I'll have to ignore my friends from the far north (Canada) I'm sorry. Myself and a couple of friends need to replenish a few items.

Anybody? First person to contact me, gets my business!

ScrapAddictsAttic at gmail dot com

Monday, July 19, 2010


Picture Perfect Creations Crafty Challenge #22 Color Combo:

My Creation... just another card:
The Details from inside the pot:

Products Used: CTMH cardstock & Ink Pads-Barn Red & Juniper; Making Memories flowers; CTMH ribbon-Hollyhock; Leaf Stamp Set-Basic Grey Farmer's Market (purchased from Crop Chocolate); background Stamp Set-CTMH Boutique Borders.

Flower pot Instructions: Amy Celona
The way I made my card, it does still open! The insert into the flower pot could be used as a bookmarker or you could make it a non-opening card and use the insert for your writing area... flexible & cute!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Christmas Program

My younger son was surrounded by the girls & was holding court at the Christmas Program... he's the guy in the green tie!

Products Used: Printed Papers-Paper Pizzaz; large circle die-cut, cloth tags & large "ready to color" letters-CTMH; Ink-CTMH Topiary; Stickles-Crystal & Rock Candy; flowers-Making Memories; ribbons & brads-misc

First Band Concert

My oldest son playing the Tuba in his 6th Grade Band Concert. I'm very proud of him for not selecting the easiest or most popular instrument but something that every band needs.
Products Used: Cardstock-CTMH Cocoa; Printed/Shaped Paper & Stamp Sets-CTMH Felicity; Ink-CTMH Cocoa & Twilight

Choir & Band

My oldest son sings with the University of Arkansas Children's Choir, this was his second year & he still loves it. This concert was held at a church in Fayetteville:

Products Used: Paper-no idea, it just showed up; Stamp Set-Layers of Color Joyful Noise; Ink-CTMH Cranberry; flower-Petaloo Mulberry Street; Ribbon; black swirl-BoBunny Chunky Charms; Mask-Tim Holta Concerto; Shimmerz Before Dawn& smooch vanilla; button & ribbon-misc.
Again a UACC Choir:

Products: Black Cardstock-CTMH; printed paper-Creative Imaginations Christine Adolph; Flower Embellishment-Prima Marketing Holts Glitter Spray Black; Black Flower-Petaloo-FloraDoodles; Red & Black Ribbons-His & Hers Studio (Hobby Lobby); White Ribbon-CTMH.
Christmas Concert at the Walton Arts Center:
Products Used: Black Cardstock-CTMH; Smooch Spritz-Vanilla; Shimmerz-Before Dawn; Printed Papers-Creative Imaginations Christine Adolph; Pearls-Say it in Pearls by Prima Marketing; Brads-Sasafras cameo; large red flower-Prima Flowers caravan Morrocco Red; Two Red Flowers-Petaloo Mulberry; white flower spritzed & beaded ribbon-misc.

Pumpkin Carving 2009!

My little family (including Gigi, the EVIL Kitty!) at our annual pumpkin carving craziness.... we got extra silly this year:
Details of the "Flair" & String
I'm calling this my crowning-achievement-of-the-evening page:
Spider shooting her web over us:

Wasn't that fun?! We laughed & laughed...
On to the serious stuff... Products Used: printed papers-I have no clue, I've had it way too long and not in package; Black sparkly objects-Thickers Hocus Pocus Accents; Buttons-American Crafts Flair EEEK!; cardstock-CTMH Autumn Terracotta & Sunny Yellow; Black Ink-CTMH; Stamp Set-7Gypsies Family; Yellow Eyelets-misc;