Monday, December 24, 2012

Happy Holidays!


Wishing you a VERY


Twas the night before Christmas,
And all through the home,
Only one creature was stirring,
A late night scrapper-alone.

While she cropped and she trimmed,
Under her breath she was muttering,
"He hid my darn cricut",
The poor woman was stuttering!

When out on the lawn,
there arose such a clatter,
She sprang from her desk,
To see what was the matter!

Away to the window
She flew like a flash
Thinking it was Fed Ex
With her holiday stash!

But what to her wandering eyes
Should appear
But a miniature sleigh
And eight paper pieced reindeer!

With a little old driver
So lively and quick
She knew right away
It was Jeanette St. Nick

She carried a sack
Filled up to the brim
With embellishments, cardstock
And WOTG’s crammed in.

There were albums, and stickease
And chipboard galore
There was even a Cricut cartridge
Not found in a store!

She went quickly to work
Storing it all under the tree
The storage totes, and ribbon
And all acid free!

"Why is paper so heavy?"
She heard her exclaim
Then she turned to her reindeer
And called them by name:

“On Brian, On Sheena,
On Scrapper, on Cropper,
on Christine On Monica
On Trimmer, On Cutter"

And she sprang to her sleigh
But before she could leave,
The woman yelled "STOP",
And pulled a camera from her sleeve.

She snapped some quick photos
For a future keepsake,
Thinking all the while,
Of the layout she'd make!

She heard her exclaim,
When she finally let go,
"Happy Scrappin' to All"
And to all,  "HO HO HO"

This was sent originally to me by sister consultant Deb Butler

Friday, December 21, 2012

December Around the House Use Your Stash

If you are joining us for the "Use Your Stash Blog Hop" you are right on track. WELCOME! You should be coming from Tabbi's Blog.

There are 5 participants this month. If you get lost along the way you can see the entire list of hoppers below.
  1. Wendy Kessler -
  2. Judy Faye Garner -
  3. Tabbi Fritz-
  4. Rachel Ventura -
  5. Joy McHargue
Let's get started. This month we are featuring "Around the House". 
Well I don't know about you but around here we are surrounded by GIFTS! Therefore, I have featured some Santa Gift Boxes using the pillow box from the AP Cartridge and some ribbon slides, and black button brads.
I also made some gift tags as well. I even got my husband to help out which is a first in the crafting world of Happy Scrappin' Squad! 

And here is just one more picture of some holiday cards we made last minute with some scraps left over.
Leave a comment with your guess and the first winner will get something special from me! Now hop on over to Joy McHargue's Blog for more great artwork!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Whooo's Your Valentine

Whooo's Your Valentine? National Papercrafting Month: January 2013

The Whooo's Your Valentine kit is the key to creating your own goody-filled valentines with sneak-peak products such as the My Creations™ treat tubes and glitter paper. Watch the video to learn how to create your own valentines that everyone is sure to love!

Friday, December 14, 2012

December Technique Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop! This month there are 7 of us highlighting the “Stitching” Technique as shown in the Fall/Winter 2012 Idea Book! This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.

If you are coming from Joy's Blog, you are on the right track!I created this saddle stitched card, inspired by Pinterest and the Dakota Paper. 

I cut a section of chocolate paper and laid it over a Daisy White card. I used the cricut to cut the black  frame. I added two gold big brads and the patch from the Wrangler Assortment. 

Lastly I used the piercing tool to create the holes and waxy flax to sew around the edges. I won't lie, it took forever.

Thanks for stopping by! Please continue onto Judy Faye's Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique! Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping! 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

December SOTM

Beautiful Stamps, Amazing Discounts

Each month you can enjoy a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5—that’s over 70% off retail! When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.

December 2012: Year-Round Cheer (S1212A)

Spend $50 and get this Stamp of the Month set for just $5.

Buy Now