Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fall greetings....

I am a total sucker for all things autumnal. I just love the fall colors, so I now find myself with two large paper packs I bought last year (on clearance, mind you) full of fall papers. And because I'm also trying really hard to use my stash before it all collapses on my head in a tragic scrapbooking accident, I need to use them.

So I made some three-layer cards! The papers are MAMBI and DCWV, and some of them are pretty thin, so they lend themselves to layering like this. I used my awesome Kreaxions 4-in-1 punches to punch the edges, and although that gives a pretty dressy result that could certainly stand on its own, I embellished further with some Making Memories Autumn Splendor leaves and glitter stems.

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, October 25, 2010

Blog Hop Winners!!!

Thank you to everyone who particiapted in the Kreaxions Blog Hop! Don't forget to hop back through and find out if you won at each DT blog!

The Kreaxions punch winner is #26:

~jan said...
Love how you backed the punched paper with the orange-it really makes it pop!
October 23, 2010 5:38 PM

And the blog follower winner is #14:

Kelly Massman said...
GREAT projects! I'm already following you! :-)
October 23, 2010 12:44 PM

Ladies, I've sent you emails! Please send me your addresses so we can get your prizes out to you!

Have a great Monday,


Saturday, October 23, 2010

Just Imagine Kreaxions Blog Hop!!!!

To join the fun simply start at the Just Imagine blog and you're on your way!! Each of our wonderful design team members will be giving away a different prize on their blog - to be entered into the drawings leave a comment on each blog. We'll be giving away a grand prize too!! You'll be automatically entered into the grand prize drawing by commenting on each blog - and if you "Like" us on Facebook and/or become a follower of the Just Imagine Crafts blog you'll get an extra entry!!

Just Imagine Blog




Deborah<------- YOU'RE HERE!!!!






So far you've probably seen lots of awesome projects from the rest of the team, and you've just hopped over here from Sarah! Please make sure you've left some love on each blog in order to be eligible to win all these amazing prizes!

My Halloween projects is a mini-album I made for my friend Maria so she could keep pictures of her son's costumes over the years in one place. I used Kreaxions 4-in-1 punch #918 along the edge of each page to give the album continuity, and I backed the black cardstock with orange to make the punched images pop. The border stickers are from K and Co, and the album is a Zutter Cover-All.

I am giving away the Kreaxions punch I used on this project - 918. To be entered in the drawing, please leave me a comment on this blog post by tomorrow, October 24 at 9 pm EST. We'll announce all our prize winners on Monday.

Want another chance to win some scrappy goodness? Become a follower of my blog and post a separate comment telling me you did (or that you already follow), and I'll draw a random winner for a prize pack!

So from here, hop over to Ellen's blog, eat a little candy, and enjoy the hop! Don't forget to comment along the way...and Happy Halloween!

Have a spooky day,


The Fine Print: In order to be eligible for any of the prizes you need to be a resident of the US or Canada (sorry)

Monday, October 18, 2010

ALL Simply Scrapping Blog Hop Winners posted!!!!

We at Simply Scrapping Crafts would like to thank you for making our very first Blog Hop such a smashing success! We had so much fun creating our projects for you and hope that they inspire you to create ones of your own and share them with us!

As you know, we had some prizes "hidden" on certain blogs. Here is our master winners list:

Barb's Boys...prize hidden on Deb's blog

Julie M....prize hidden on Georgia's blog

Lisa (Purple Place) AND Trina...there were 2 prizes hidden on Theresa's blog

Andrea6760...prize hidden on Rona's blog

Helen...prize hidden on Amy's blog

Terry G (T)...prize hidden on Emily's blog

Denise...prize hidden on Clare's blog

Roxann...prize hidden on Pryn's blog

Again, we would like to thank you for your participation and look forward to bringing you many more hops in the future :) Please do not be a stranger and stop back anytime you would like! We would love to have you :)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Simply Scrapping Blog Hop Winner!!!!

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Barb's Boys said...
That banner is just awesome-love the paper line you used!
October 16, 2010 12:11 PM

Barb's Boys, PM me with your address so I can send you some happy scrappy mail!

Saturday, October 16, 2010


Welcome to Simply Scrapping Crafts First Annual Haunted Hallow Hop!
We have quite a line-up for you today filled with lots of tricks and treats! Now what would trick or treating be without candy? Eye candy that is! Our DT has been busy at work in Dr. Jekyll's lab creating just the right formula to inspire your hauntingly sweet projects this year. Be sure to comment all of the blogs along the way because we have "hidden" some extra special treats along the way. There is no way to tell where we have them stashed, so be sure not to miss out! Some of our hop hosts are giving an extra entry for becoming a follower. Who doesn't appreciate more chances to win right?

All winners will be announced on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 via the DT blogs and also in the hop room at SSC, which can easily be accessed here . You have until 11:59PM EST tonight, October 16, 2010 to comment for your chance to win. All you need to do is click on each link and leave a comment as you hop along to the end of the list.

Are you ready for a frightfully wicked Haunted Hallow Hop? Let's get to hoppin'!

Today, I want to share a Halloween garland I made. Because Halloween is one of my favorite holidays (come on, how many purely candy-based holidays are there??), I always have more Halloween-based crafting stuff than I can realistically use on layouts of my childrens' costumes. So, I decided to use up lots of bits and pieces of papers, embellishments, and ribbon to make this garland.

All of the sections started out as rectangles. If you cut them all the same size, your garland will stay in proportion. I layered patterned paper, cut just a half and inch smaller in both height and width, over the black carstock. I used patterned paper from a single line (this is actually from a fall -themed paper stack) so that all my colors would work together, but this would also be cool with mixed papers. I used my stash of Martha Stewart ribbon to decorate and string the garland together, and various embellies, including the LYB clears, to finish it.

Here are some close-ups:

Decorative scissors add texture to the edges.

This shape was made by using a circle punch on the corners of a rectangle .

The letters are mounted on scalloped circles punched from the same paper line for additional contrast.

Now for the treat: leave me a comment to be entered to win an awesome scrappy treat. Want another entry? Become a follower of my blog and leave me a second comment telling me you did so. You have until midnight tonight, October 16! And remember, leave comments on all the DT's blogs for more chances to win!

Thanks for hopping by! Your next stop is Maureen

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

It's a pink and flowery kinda day...

I don't know why I was in the mood to create something so, well, girly. Maybe because my 6-year old daughter loves everything pink and pretty. Anyway, Kreaxions 4-in-1 punch 903 and my trusty Kreaxions circle cutter created the oval frame. The flowers and leaves are Kreaxions punches, too!
Have a great day!


Tuesday, October 12, 2010


I cannot believe you are 6 today. That sounds so big and so little at the same time. I hope every one of your wishes comes true. Happy birthday, my darling girl.

Monday, October 4, 2010

A very cupcake birthday

We had Gabi's birthday party yesterday at Treat Cupcake Bar - a big thank you to Marie at Treat for making it such a fun time! The girls started by decorating their own cupcakes boxes. Then Marie taught them how to make decorations out of fondant, and they created polka dots, balloons, and squiggles. The, out came bowls of pink, purple, and blue frosting, along with mini M&Ms, Gummi Bears, sprinkles, and oreos, and each girl decorated 6 cupcakes. It was a delicious afternoon that had all the parents wishing they could play too!

Have a great Monday!