Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Lots of fun at the beach

My turn to share a page using products from The Robin's Nest Store.  These papers were so much fun to use.  These are my grandkids having their first experience with Lake Superior which they found out is a very cold lake.

Please check out the Chattering Robin's Blog to see how I created this page.  Don't forget to check out the other beautiful papers and embellishments at The Robin's Nest Store.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Some cards made this weekend

I had so much fun making some cards and layouts this weekend.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you had some time to play around with your papers this weekend as well.

Monday, May 1, 2017

It's all about the letter

My turn to share something using the beautiful Robin's Nest products and today I picked this fun project of creating a letter for hanging on a wall.

I made this for my beautiful niece to hang in her bedroom.  Please check out the tutorial over at Chattering Robin's Blog.

I hope you will try creating a letter for you or someone special in your life.  Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

How to create a beautiful Bigger Bitty Bucket from Whisker Graphics

Colleen here with a pretty girly project. I saw this Bigger Bitty Bucket https://www.whiskergraphics.com/bigger-bitty-bucket.html in the store and I could just see it turned into a sweet little girl gift.

Here is my finished project:

I started with my sizzix dies and cut out the flowers using material that I had. Once the flowers were cut out, I layered them in the order I wanted and then misted all the flowers very well. I twisted the flowers up and held them in place with a binder clip and left them to dry. I left mine overnight to make sure they were nice and dry.

While the flowers were drying. I cut out some vines using a sizzix die. I also cut out a doily using a Cherry Lynn Die and inked the edges with pink. I also used a Cherry Lynn die to cut out two butterflies. Since this is for a little girl I wanted to make sure it sparkled so I added some glitter to make sure you could see it sparkle. I added a few beads down the center for the body.

I adhered the doily to the top of the bucket and used a pop dot to make it stand up. Then I added the flower on top of the doily.

The next step is to finish decorating the bucket or if you desire you could leave it with just the flower on top.

I used the rest of my flowers to add to the front of the bucket and some ribbons on the handle.

One thing I love about these buckets is the key is hooked right to the handle which makes it so easy to open.

I had so much fun creating this little girl pretty bucket. You are so going to want to pick up a few buckets to create wonderful, easy and beautiful gifts. Thank you for stopping by and for your comments.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Great family photo

My turn to share a project over at Chattering Robin's Blog.  Please check out the quick tutorial for how to create this page as well as the products used.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

I love moments like this

My turn to share a challenge over at Creative Inspiration and it is a scraplift challenge.  Here is my take on the sketch I picked (not going to show you the page I picked to lift you will have to check it out over at the forum :)

Monday, April 3, 2017

Fun, cute and quick bookmarks for Easter

My turn at Chattering Robin's Blog and I wanted to make something quick, easy and fun so I made a couple of bookmarks.  These bookmarks are so easy and fun to make you are going to want to make many different kind of animals.

Please check out the Chattering Robin's Blog to see my tutorial on how to make these.  I hope you will share what you make so I can see them.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

A practical and easy Easter name place card you can make

With Easter fast approaching, it is time for me to get going on the Easter name place cards for each person.  This year Riley helped me decide on what we were going to make.  He picked a cute little lamb from the Silhouette store.  Riley and I will be putting these pillow boxes together.

I put one of our pillow boxes together so that Riley will have an example to follow and this is what they should look like when he is all done.  I hope you will make some pillow boxes and share them with me.  I can't wait to see what you create.

Also I am using this project for the Creative Inspiration Challenge Blog Hop for those that want to play along.  You can find the DETAILS HERE

1.  Bev http://beeceecreativity.blogspot.com/2017/04/creative-embellishments-april-challenge.html
2.  Tracy http://tracysscrappyhideaway.blogspot.com/2017/04/mama-bird.html 
3.  Phillis http://justfindtimetoscrap.blogspot.com/2017/03/blog-hop-at-creative-inspiration.html
4.  Deb P  http://tassiedeb.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/creative-inspiration-easter-blog-hop.html
5.  Colleen http://scrappingranny-colleen.blogspot.com/…/a-practical-an…    YOU ARE HERE
6.  Louise T  http://timelesscraftmumma.blogspot.com.au/

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

A Genuine Surefire Simple Wreath

My turn to share a project using the wonderful ScraPerfect products.  If you have never used The Best Glue Ever you really need to get some of this.

Please check out the ScraPerfect Blog to see how fast and easy this wreath is to make.
Thank you for stopping by and come back again soon.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

My first project using products from Whiskers Graphics.  How cute, a little Easter Egg Basket you can make for your table decorations. How cute would these be sitting at each plate for Easter dinner and all the different colors you could create.

I started with one of my Nestability dies to cut the egg shape. I cut 2 shapes from cardboard, I used my cardboard from cereal boxes and then I cut 1 shape from felt.

Now that you have everything cut out you are going to glue them together. I glued the 2 pieces of cardboard together (if you cardboard is heavier than a cereal box you won't need to cut 2) and then glue the felt on top. Let this thoroughly dry.

The next step is to evenly put holes through the felt and cardboard. I found the easiest way to do this was to use a very small punch. I made my holes every ½ inch.

Now take plain everyday toothpicks and put them in the holes. Once you have them all in the holes standing up straight, add glue to each toothpick. Adding the glue will make sure they stay in place.

Once the glue has dried you will start weaving using some of the beautiful Diving Knots that you can get from the Whiskers Graphics Store (https://www.whiskergraphics.com/shop-by-product/divine-twine-bakers-twine_). This twine was so soft and easy to use. You weave just like a basket weave, over one toothpick around the other toothpick and just keep going until you have the basket as big as you want. If your toothpicks went through to the bottom of your egg, no problem just cut them off with your shears.

Once you have your basket as high as you want, just cut off the excess toothpicks. I added a little glue to hold the twine in place.

Now you could leave your egg basket plain and fill it with candy or you can decorate the outside and please remember if you are going to put any kind of food in the basket stay away from glitter.

I used a punch to punch out a border to cover the top of the basket. I put the border on both the inside and outside of the basket.

I wanted to cover the edges so you can either trim it up with shears or add something pretty. I decided to braid some of the beautiful twine and glue it along the edges.

To finish off my egg basket I added some dew drops (The Robin's Nest store) around the center and flowers to the front.

I hope you give this fun and easy Easter Egg Basket a try.

Monday, March 20, 2017

A fun tag that becomes a surprise gift card holder

My turn to share a project over at Chattering Robin's Blog. Today I made a tag that becomes a surprise gift card holder. My tutorial is over at the blog, please take the time to check out this quick and easy project.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Simplistic style of card for this month's challenge over at ScraPerfect

Time for a new card challenge over at ScraPerfect. I hope you will give this simplistic card a try and join in on the challenge.
Don't forget you can get the tutorial over at the ScraPerfect Blog. Have fun and I can't wait to see what you create.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Violets for You and Violets for Me

ScraPerfect is doing a cross promotion with Lawn Fawn and I received a stamp, coordinating die and awesome pad of 6 x 6 paper. This paper just screams spring. I adhered everything down using The Best Glue Ever by ScraPerfect.
This card was so quick and easy to make. You just pick the stamp you want to use, I used the new Bannertastic stamp and after stamping it use the correct die to cut it out, I used the Bannertastic Lawn Cuts. The paper pad is called Perfectly Plaid Rainbow Petite Paper. I used deco shears to cut out the shapes and layer them.
Added this layer border to the card and all the rest of the card was embellished with stickers and a little lace.
Please check out the wonderful stamps, die and paper at Lawn Fawn. #LawnFawn

Monday, March 6, 2017

A special birthday card

My turn to share a project over at Chattering Robin's Blog and this time I made a very special birthday card for a very special person.

Please check out Chattering Robin's Blog to see the tutorial on how to create this card.  Thanks for stopping by and come back again soon. 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Genuine beach fun with three special grandkids

Since it is the first of the month, that means there is a new layout challenge over at ScraPerfect Blog.

This is my layout but you are going to need to check out what the challenge is over on the blog.  The winner this month will receive a package of some different ribbons to add to your stash.

Monday, February 20, 2017

A fun and interesting embossing technique

My turn to share a fun and interesting embossing technique.  Please check out Chattering Robin's Blog to see how to create this fun and beautiful embossing technique.


I hope you take the time to check out Chattering Robin's Blog to see how fast and easy this technique is.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

An interesting and beautiful way of using stamps and embossing folders

It is time for the February card challenge over at ScraPerfect Blog.  Please take the time to check out the tutorial on the blog.

Remember there will be a RAK given to one person who competes in this challenge so give it a try, it might just be you.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Let's make some wonderful and simple boxes

My turn to share a project for The Robin's Nest and this time I had the fun and pleasure to use the Open Handle Teal Friendship Wraps from the Robin's Nest store.  There are 3 of them in a package so you can make them all the same for parties or make each one different to give as gifts.

I decided to make mine all different.

Please check out Chattering Robin's Blog to see how I created each on these fun wraps and just think how much fun you could have decorating your own wraps.