Friday, December 31, 2010

Scraplift From A New Design Team Member

This is the card I used for my scraplift.  It was made by Brenda who is joining the Scrap Tiffany design team today.  I really liked everything she had going on with this card and I could make it into a birthday card for my step-daughter, Sarah, who has a birthday on January 31st.
I had this really great snowflake paper in this yummy tan and white.  I matched it with some cardstock in the same color and added a little Graphic 45 paper scallop.  The large snowflake I picked up a while back in Big Lots because it just looked like a great embellishment for a snowy card.  The other snowflakes I cut on my Cricut Expression.  On the small snowflake I put on gems with my iRock and then added some matching glitter.  For the embellishments in the upper right corner I dotted Stickles in brown and added the dew drops on top giving them a little glitter and brown color.
Thanks, Brenda, for a great card to scraplift! 

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Goodbye 2010

This week we are saying goodbye to 2010 and ringing in 2011 at Scrap Tiffany.  This card design was scraplifted, but for the life of me I can't find out who the original designer was.  While I am blog hopping I like to save cards that catch my eye.  I have a file set up for "Cute Card Ideas" and in the beginning I didn't save any information with the picture.  I have changed that now and try to get the information saved so I can give credit to the original designer.

Along with the new year we are welcoming new additions to the Scrap Tiffany Design Team.  The designers that are serving another term are:



The new additions to the Scrap Tiffany design team are listed below with links to their blogs.  Visit all of the new designers and you will travel the world, France, Australia, Israel and all over the United States.



Sunday, December 19, 2010

Boys, Boys, Boys, it's All About Boys!

 It's All About Boys at Scrap Tiffany this week.  My grandson will be five on January 26th and he loves Buzz Lightyear.  I think he will really be happy with his birthday card.  I found the stickers at Michaels the other day.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Girl Power

A fun card today celebrating "Girl Power".  Since I waited until the last minute to make this card it is a simple card but it still took some time to make.  I love the Zebra stripe paper and have used it mostly on girly cards.  I'm not sure where I'll find more of it because this was the last of it.

I cut the lettering from Cricut's Lyrical Letters which is one of my newer cartridges.  The exclimation mark is chipboard covered with the Zebra stripe paper.  I've had this felt flower in my stash for a long time and it just seemed to fit the card.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Handmade Flowers

Today at Scrap Tiffany we are making Handmade Flowers.  This time of year I am very busy making scrapbooks for my children and their families.  I use filler pages that are 8x8 and each family gets five pages which makes 10 scrapbook LO's.  On this LO I have used tag holders cut from Cricuts Tags, Bags and Boxes cartridge and in each one holds the grandkids Christmas List handwritten by them.  I decorated them with Distress Inks and added a lot of bling with my new I-Rock tool which I just love.

 The large handmade flower was cut using the Sizzix die Flower #3.  The top and middle were changed by cutting off one peddle and gluing it back together which giving it more dimention.  The second flower was made by wetting down a chipboard flower that was flat.  By wetting it down I was able to peel the layers apart giving it a lot of layering.  I then used distress ink along with the Tim Holtz blending tool to give it some color and also leaving some of it naked.

The centers on both flowers are Apholstery Tacks that I picked up at the department store and cut the sharp back off and glued onto the flower.
All of the new design team members have been announced on the Scrap Tiffany Blog.  There is some really talented ladies that will be joining us soon.

Sunday, November 28, 2010


This LO is for Scrap Tiffany.  This week we had to follow a sketch.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Recipes and Food

Well it's the week of Thanksgiving and it seems that everyone is talking food.  I've seen so many recipes for pumpkin this and pumpkin that and the conflict to put mini marshmellows on the sweet pototes or leave them off.

A family favorite in my family is Broccoli Salad.  I've made this so many times and still always get requests to make it again.  The difference from the deli bought salad and mine is that instead of using raisens I use dried cranberries.  So today at Scrap Tiffany we needed to create around Recipes and Food.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Another Blog Hop!

Today, Scrap Tiffany Blog is participating in another blog hop.  Everyones project will be on the blogs listed below.  It's called a Recipe Challenge, because each Challenge Blog is adding one ingredient to the mix.

Here is who's participating, and what they added to the "recipe."

1. Sassy Lil' Sketches---The Sketch

2. scrapFIT--We want you to use 3 of the same thing on your LO. (3 buttons, 3 ribbons, 3 brads)

3. Crop Suey---We want you to use ink, paint or mist or all 3.

4. scraptiffany---We want to see some LACE.

5. Cuttlebug Spot---We want to see some texture or embossing.

Here is my entry for this hop.  You know you can always tell a scrapbooker from others.  They are the ones that are taking pictures instead of grabbing their grandson up from drinking water from the dogs bowl.  I quit, a long time ago, asking the question, "what are you going to do next"?

Sunday, November 7, 2010

ScrapTiffany Holiday Blog Hop

Welcome to my portion of the Scrap Tiffany Holiday Blog Hop.  I am so glad that you have joined me along this journey.  If by chance this is your first stop, hop back to Scrap Tiffany to start at the beginning.  You don't want to miss any of the Scrap Tiffany Design Teams great holiday projects.

For my project I have chosen to make package tags.  Tags are so much fun to make.  You can add as much or as little as you like.   They can be simple or more complex.

This first tag is my favorite!  The tag is cut from Tags, Bags and Boxes Cricut Cartridge.  I topped the tag with red and green papers and embellished the line between the papers with black lace and lime green pom poms.  The snowman is cut from last years seasonal Cricut cartridge Snow Friends and I used white iridescent embossed paper to give them some sparkle.  Some cute tiny buttons tied with black floss run along the side.  I cut two little tags using a Martha Stewart punch and stamped them with To and From and they were tied on top with the tag ribbon.

The second tag was also cut from Tags, Bags and Boxes Cricut Cartridge.  I ran it through my Cuttlebug with a Tim Holtz embossing folder.  Then, using distress inks, gave it a little color.  The dew drops were clear and I colored them red with a Copic marker.  To and From was made with a label maker and done!

The third tag is cut on my own to show that you don't need anything special to make tags.  I stamped a sentiment and once again used one of the snowmen.  I found these cute little doilies the other day and it was perfect for this tag.  I added some bling using my IRock tool.  (love it!)

This last tag was cut out using the Cricut Cartridge Accent Essentials.  I stamped the snowman (Stampn Up)and colored it with Copic markers and then cut it out.  Tore off a piece of white cardstock and added glitter for the snow.  Stapled the ribbon on and it is ready to be placed on a special package.

Thanks for visiting my blog and I hope you come back again.
Your next stop is KEELY

Sunday, October 24, 2010

It's Almost Halloween

It's almost Halloween!  Halloween is such a fun holiday with all the excitement from the kids and so many things to use for decorating.  This week at Scrap Tiffany Halloween is the focus.  I made this card by cutting out the "BOO" with my cricut and embossing with cuttlebug.  I then used distress inks to give it some color.
I like using googlie eyes and put them in the dark pumpkin patch.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Love To Create!

Scrap Tiffany's design team this week made banners.  I've wanted something to put up on my wall in my Scrappy Room for quite a while just never got arount to making anything.  When this project came up I knew just what I wanted to make.

I wanted each letter to be different from the others and I think I really did that. 

Friday, October 15, 2010

Scenery Photos - The Caribbean

This week at Scrap Tiffany we all used scenery photos to make a layout.  I had to really give this one a thought because I'm not one to take pictures of just scenery.  I then remembered out great cruise to the Caribbean in 2008.  I knew I had to have scenery pictures in there.  Of course I had great expectations of making a book with all of these photos but it never got even started.

On  our excursions in Tortola we went to see The Baths in Virgin Gorda.  It was amazing!  These huge bolders are sprinkled along the beach.  There is a path through the bolders and we followed our guide, climbing up, over and around, from one beach to another.

We are returning to Tortola in January 2011 on another Caribbean cruise.  This time we are taking an excursion on a boat that will go back to this same area so we can see it from the sea and snorkel around these great bolders.

I cut the letters out on my Cricut and applied glitter but not covering the whole letter.  I really like how they turned out.  Less Is Better!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Jeepers Creepers!

I really hate spiders!  This time of year really creeps me out.  Seems like there are spiders everywhere and I hear everyone commenting on how big they are this year. 

For Scrap Tiffany we were to use our scraps.  I keep all my scraps in drawers according to color so they are easy to get to.  I found a large (for a scrap) of black and used my new Cricut cartridge October 31st and cut out the spider.  I plumped up it's body with puff paint and added yellow glitter and little red glitter eyes. 

I took the stripe paper and soaked it in water and then distressed it and used some distress ink on it.  I tore up a small piece of cardboard that was sitting in the corner of my room and also used distress ink on it.  I found a scrap of tulle and tied it across the cardboard adding some stuffing from an old dog toy for webbing and then put that nasty spider on top.

I think it turned out pretty good for only using scraps.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

We all have CARDSTOCK

The challange this week was to only use cardstock.  We all have some of this and use it to accent other paper on our page layouts and cards.  I took nine different colors and ran the 1 1/2 inch squares through nine different embossing folders.  I didn't think I had that many!

It's hard to see in the picture but I also popped up three of the squares to give some dimention to the card.  It was my DIL's birthday on the 2nd so this birthday card went to Lindsey.

Sunday, August 29, 2010


I love the look of vintage cards.  Vintage allows you to go in so many different directions.  One of many things that are on my wish list are more vintage stamps, I don't have any at this time.

I received the birdcage and bird die cut from a friend in a swap.  The cage was red and just didn't give me the look I wanted so I  covered it with crackle paint so that the red shows through.  I took a grungeboard swirl and added rhinestones to it and placed in on top of a page out of an old book.  The background of the card is distressed inks with a spritz of water giving it a weathered look.

The left side just didn't look right so I added tule and metal cornor brads.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

"ORANGE" Design Team Card

I have been a really bad blogger through this summer.  I haven't entered any contests or anything.  I made a board book for my daughter for her 30th birthday and I've kept up with all the birthdays in the family and of course, I've done my design team work.  I just haven't been very good about sitting down and getting it onto my blog.

This card is for the design team at Scrap Tiffany.  This week we were to work with the color orange.  It's not one of Tiffany's favorite colors but it is mine.  The image is from Stampin Up and colored with copic markers.  I distressed the orange cardstock by wetting it and then rubbing my finger over it until it was torn and wrinkled.  I think it give the cardstock a ruffled look.

Enjoy the day and I will try to do better about posting my cards.  I'm now off to make next weeks DT card.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Black & White Photos

Today I'm showing you a LO using Black and White photos that I did for the design team.  I like to use a lot of color with B & W photos because I feel it makes the image pop!  This picture is my grandson in his backyard on his swing.  Even though it is B & W you can feel the sun.

I used my new frindge scissors, that I won on the Spotted Canary, on the bottom of the LO and cut the Caterpillar with my Cricut using A Walk In My Garden cartridge.  The backing for the photo is a Tissue and applied with Mod Podge and used a little distress ink to give it a little color.

You can see more LO's using black & white photos at Scrap Tiffiny today and again more on Friday.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Congratulation on the New Job

I made this card for my daughters brother-in-law that just got hired by a trucking firm.  He is now a long haul trucker.  The theme for Scrap Tiffiny Blog design team was to use Brad & Eyelets.  So I combined these into one card. 

I stamped the truck cab from a Stamp-in Up pickup stamp and cut the bed off.  Used the cuttlebug to give the trailer some embossing and the wheels are buttons with shinny chrome brads.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Lili of the Valley Challenge Card

I was in need of a Birthday card so went looking for a current challenge with a sketch.  It is so much easier for me to get started if I have a sketch to go from.  This sketch is a challenge with Lili of the Valley Blog.

Pirate Birthday Party! ! !

It was Cooper's Pirate Birthday Party this past weekend.  My daughter and I put together the invitations above using Paperdolls Cricut Cartridge. 
I then used a grunge board cutout and used it as a mask on his birthday card.  I sprayed over it with Glimmer Mist giving it an old look for the skeleton.  I, once again, used a paperdoll cut out for the pirate and ship.  I distressed the sails by wetting them down and rubbing them until the paper was ruffed up and applied some distress ink.  Two buttons for the skeleton eyes and a few stickers finished it out.

On the day of the party I made Pirate cupcakes for the kids and a Pirate cake for everyone else.
It's too bad that the Birthday Pirate broke his leg the day before he turned two and was not able to play most of the games.  He had a good time anyway and is now the proud owner of a black cast!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Join the Spotted Canary!

Join the facebook page for the Spotted Canary and you will get a chance to win this prize!  It is a great group with challanges and a lot of prizes to be won.  This is where I won a ton of scrapbooking items from.  Check it out on Facebook or on their web site:

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Blog Giveaway!

I just ran across this giveaway from the blog, All Scrapbook Steals.  Enter by checking out all their great deals and then leaving a comment about what is your favorite summer past time.  Get a second entry by posting on your blog, Facebook or Twitter. Winner will be announced on July 11th.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

I received a blog award!

Patti, from the Yahoo Group, Crafty Card Creators, gave me this Trendy Blog Award!  Thank you so very much!  I now get to pass it on to five others.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Ugly Photos

Gosh, I can't believe it's been so long since I have posted anything.  I have been busy creating, but most of it is for the design team at Scrap Tiffany and I have to wait to post it.  The other thing I have been working on, is my grandson's second birthday party.  I will post what has been made for the "Pirate Party" when I gather everything together.  Pirates are very fun!

For Scrap Tiffany this week I had to work with Ugly Photos.  In this day and age we mostly just delete the ugly photos so this was a real challange.  But, once again, grandson to the rescue!  I went with Ugly Funny Faces.  That made it so much easier.  A little 4 year old can make some really funny faces.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Printers Tray - Yours, Mine and Ours - Family

I am so excited about this post today.  I have been looking for a printers tray for a while now and almost decided to buy a new one.  Over Memorial Day weekend there is a HUGE flea market in Packwood, WA.  Packwood is a very small town that is taken over by hundreds of vendors and they run up and down both sides of the Hwy. that goes through the middle of their town.  So with my husband, chihuahua and lab in tow, we headed up there.

At one of the first vendors my eyes lit up and I grabbed this printers tray for $10!  My husband was so glad that I found this so close to where we had parked the car because he really didn't want to pack it around all day.  So, my purchase was made and he ran it quickly back to the car while my mind was a whirl with all the things I could put into this.

During the week I rummaged through things of my mothers, my husband and my little jewelery box from when I was a kid.  Paper was cut to fill all of the compartments and then I worked to fill them.  I took the baby spoon that fed both of my kids and all eight of my grandchildren.  The baby shoes that my kids wore, a little train that I got as a child, my husbands baby pictures along with his parents and a watch that was his fathers that was passed down to my husband.  Both of my step-daughters and their families.  (okay, the missing spot is for Lauryn that I have to find a picture I like)

The little cat was from my grandmother and it was always in her front window.  The picture is my parents and their first little dog.  In the top right corner is the ration book, with stamps still in it, that was made out to my mother.  Inside the coin purse I found tokens.  Five of the small red ones added up to one cent.  One the left is my fathers 4th grade report card.  Not bad scores dad!
I have my daughters family next with her husband and their two sons.  The palm tree is because they were married in Hawaii on the beach.  The bracelet is my daughters when she was two.  It has her name and contact information on it.  Kind of a return to sender if lost.

Below that is a picture of my father when he was in the Navy and his dog tags.  The middle picture is bath time in the tub when he was a kid.  I included a little pocket knife of his also.  The last picture is from my wedding to my husband.  Alzheimers, had by then, taken so many of my fathers memories but he was there for me that day and I will never forget his smile.  I miss you pops!

 My son, AJ and his wife Lindsey and a picture of him as a kid on the Zoom Zoom.  The little pinball games are ones that I saved as a child from Cracker Jacks from the days when they gave away really good stuff and one of my first Matchbox Cars.  The arrow heads, Indian beads and old bottles were hand dug by my father when I was little and I remember going out with him.
It is very hard to see in the picture but the smallest compartment is filled with the beaded necklace that the hospital used to give the new babies when they were born.  Yes, it's mine, with my last name WHEELER.  My husbands and my compartment seems to have been cut off from the pictures but we are in there.  My pin from when I raised five assistance dogs for CCI, the tie clip from when my husband was a reserve sheriff and dice and chips.  Yes, he loves to gamble!
I am sure this will be a work in progress as our family changes and the grandchildren grow.  I hope to always be adding little memories to our life.

Tip Junkie handmade projects

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Scrap Tiffany Blog Hop

Welcome everyone to Kay's Scrappy Day Blog. If you arrived here from Jackie's blog you are in the right place. If you want to start at the beginning of our hop jump back to Scrap Tiffany

We are all showing everyone on the hop what we can create with recycled items.

I looked around my house trying to decide what I wanted to recycle and it didn't take me long to see what was tossed into the recycling trash most often. I don't drink coffee, but do enjoy my caffeine, cold and over ice every morning. Yes, I'm one of those that has a Diet Coke every morning. My husband drinks the Sprite.

I cut the top and bottom off of the soda cans using a steak knife and then used scissors to cut the sides. The cans are very thin and really do cut easily. Do be very careful, they have very sharp edges and you can easily cut yourself.

The aluminum is curled so I ran it through my Cuttlebug with an embossing folder and it came out with a perfect emboss and nice and straight.  For the next step I ran it through my Cuttlebug once again with a Sizzix die and cut flowers.  (I used Flower Layers #3)

I put the flowers together, curled the ends a little and used a button for the center.  I sliced very thin pieces from the aluminum  and they curled on their own. I added them as an embellishment to my flower. 

Don't forget those flip tops!  I attached them with brads and ran the ribbon through them for a finished look. 

I loved the blues and greens of the Sprite can but can't wait to try Orange Crush for the orange, Mt. Dew for the greens and all the other options out there on the market.
For the Diet Coke can I used the silver back side of it. I embossed it with the Cuttlebug and then used Alcohol Inks to color it. I  lightly sanded the top to take the color off of the embossed area so it would give it that extra shine.  Of course I didn't forget the flip top and ribbon.  An ATC ready to go.
Thank you so very much for visiting my blog today.  I'd love for you to become a follower if you would like to see what I come up with next.  You are also invited to join me on June 30th at Scrap Tiffany Blog when I will hijack her blog with another example of what I and doing with recycled soda cans.

 Your next stop on the hop is:  LAUREL
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