Saturday, May 20, 2017

MAY FLAVOR OF THE MONTH "SUMMER FUN" with Scrapping for Less

Hello Crafty Friends! 

You should of arrived here from STACY'S blog! If you did not, you can start at the beginning at the Scrapping For Less blog! 

This month’s Flavor is all about Summer Fun…bright, fun, summer colors! Another fabulous “Flavor of the Month” blog hop is here! And do we ever have some fantastic projects for you this month! 

Join us and hop along and get some inspiration for the fabulous collections we have with this month’s flavor. 

Echo Park and Bo Bunny are the paper collections this month along with a variety of stamp companies featured! Click on the Flavor of the Month link and subscribe I promise you won’t be sorry. 

We also have a great prize for you this month….one of our past collections (just a teaser so you can know the great value of this kit)…the Banana Split level! 

So make sure you enter the Rafflecopter on the Scrapping for Less blog to be entered to win!

So now, onto my projects!! 

This month, I had the Double Dip level-boy did I get A TON!
Check it out: 

I was so excited by all the different collections in this kit. It was great! I crafted the whole day away, and time certainly got away from me, lol! 

For my projects this month, I wanted to add a little more 
"pizzaz", so I created 2 Fun Fold cards, and a Shaker card, along with a regular fold card! 

Here they are!

Collection 1


Closed for mailing :) 

Collection 1 included six 6x6 sheets of Echo Park "Happy Summer" paper, and Brutus Monroe "Happy Summer" stamp, as well as the "Happy Summer" Ephemera (also from Echo Park) and the Kennedy Grace Sequins called "Happy Summer". 

I used the included "Ballerina Pink" from the My Colors Cardstock company to make the base, and stamped the Brutus Monroe stamps all over it to make a pattern using Pixie ink. I used the "Happy Summer" paper and Ephemera from Echo Park to make the sentiment piece, which is what I made my sketch 1 from. And finally, I added the Kennedy Grace sequins to the front of the base. 

This card is called a Pull Up Box card. You can find the tutorial on Split Coast Stampers. 

Collection 2

Collection 2 included six 6x6 sheets of Bo Bunny "Petal Lane" paper, and My Favorite Things "Fresh Squeezed" stamp set,  as well as "Petal Lane" Ephemera and Clear Stickers also from Bo Bunny and Kennedy Grace Sequins called "Petal Lane". 

I used more of the "Ballerina Pink" as well as the Bo Bunny paper to make this card. I used a regular scallop punch to make the bottom of the card with the sentiment. I stamped the sweet little girl onto the included White yardstick from the kit. I colored her in and made her a part of the card sketch 4. 

Collection 3

Front of the card-flat

Card opened, top view

Card opened-side view

Collection 3 included six 6x6 sheets of Carta Bella "Work Hard, Play Hard" paper, Small Stamps "Scooter" stamp set, as well as "Work Hard, Play Hard" Ephmera, "Gears" brads, and Kennedy Grace "Work & Play" sequins. 

I used the "Lemon Lime" and "Deep Blue" cardstock from the My Colors Cardstock collection found in the kit to make the base of this card. I added the Carta Bella patterned paper and ephemera to make the rest of the card. I also added the gears and some sequins to the front. I used the Prima Metallic Watercolors that Teresa offers in her online store to do a watercolor wash background of the stamp. 

This card is called a "Free Standing Pop Up card" and the tutorial can be found at Split Coast Stampers. 

Collection 4

Collection 4 includes six 6x6 sheets of Carta Bella "Travel Stories" paper, Jillibean Soup "Fly Away" Stamp set, as well as "Go See Explore" Enamel Dots, "Ogee" Embossing Folder, and Kennedy Grace Sequins "Travel Stories". 

For this card, I also used the optional add-on, JilliBean "Small Circle Set" dies to match the "Fly Away" set. I also decided to turn it into a Shaker Card! I used "Deep Blue" cardstock with the Ogee Embossing Folder to start the base of the card. I used the Fly Away stamp set and stamped the SENDING HUGS and the Clouds onto white cardstock that is included in the kit. I used the included GO SEE EXPLORE enamel dots on the front of the balloon that I made. The stripes of the balloon were also stamped from the JilliBean stamp set. 

I truly hope you enjoyed my cards today! 

Your next stop is TINA, our guest designer this month!!!

Challenges Entered: 
-I am entering my Collection 3 Card into the Cut It Up Blog Challenge for "FUN FOLDS"
-I am entering my Collection 4 Card into the Craft for the Craic- Anything Goes Challenge
-I am entering my Collection 1 Card into the Creative Fingers Challenge Blog Anything Goes Challenge! 
-I am entering Collection 2 Card into the Making Memories Crafting Blog Anything Goes Challenge! 
-I am entering my Collection 4 Card into the Crafty Girls Creations Anything Goes Challenge! 
-I am entering my Collection 2 Card into the Addicted to Stamps and More- MAKE YOUR MARK Challenge! 

Here are the links should you get lost along the way:

Jessica - HERE

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Scrapping For Less DT Post-Scrapbook Layout with Echo Park "Once Upon A Time-Princess"

Hey All!!

Today I wanted to share a layout I created using the new 
Echo Park "Once Upon A Time-Princess"!

I must say, it is SUCH a beautiful pack!!! 

I love all the pinks and purples and little princess items that you receive in the kit!

I knew once I had it in my hands from Teresa's store, that I was gonna be making some
BEAUTIFUL layouts!! 

So, today, I wanted to share my first layout I made with this kit (and believe me, there is PLENTY more that I can use for MANY more layouts)!

Here is my project:

I told you it was awesome!! 

If you wish to get your hands on this packet, be sure to 
check out Scrapping For Less to pick it up! 


For one lucky person who comments what ideas they have for this packet, and follows my blog, AND is a member of the Scrapping For Less Facebook Group, I will be GIVING AWAY 1 kit!!
Make sure you comment below and join the group!!! 

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Scrapping For Less Post-HUGE Haul Video!

Hey Friends!

Happy National Scrapbook Day!!

I am here with a post on the Scrapping For Less blog today!

 And today, you are IN FOR A TREAT! 

I have an AWESOME haul video for you showing a TON of the AMAZING new Doodlebug products that Theresa recently added to her store!! 

I purchased just about the entire Dragon Tales and Fairy Tales line.

What are these lines about?? 

Dragon Tales is TOTALLY the perfect paper to scrapbook your memories for little boys, Disney, birthday, play T\time, etc.!

Fairy Tales is SOOOO girly! Think rainbows, unicorns, 

hearts and glitter galore!! Perfect for birthdays, little 
girls, play time, Disney, Princess time, etc. 

You could make scrapbook layouts, greeting cards, mini albums, and TONS more with these two lines! 

Additionally, check out the last thing I pull out of the box in my video! If you are Disney fans, YOU ARE GONNA FREAK!!! It's AWESOME!!!

So, without further ado, please check out my video! 

Aren't the items I received so stinking cute??? 

If you love them, GRAB them from the Scrapping For Less online store!!! You will be SOO happy you did!!

Thanks so much for watching! 

Friday, May 5, 2017

Dream Big with Scrapping for Less and Pink and Main this Month!

Hey All!!

So glad you could stop by for the Monthly Focus Blog Hop presented by the Scrapping For Less Design Team! 

You should of arrived via SANDY! If not, you can start HERE at the beginning! 

This month, our Monthly Focus Blog Hop is on 
Pink and Main! 

Check out what Teresa had to say about Pink and Main: 

"Hello my lovely crafty friends! I again am so excited to bring you another great stamp company to the website. We have the fabulous company of Pink and Main! I soooo love Michelle...isn't she just adorable? If you didn't check out our "Getting to Know the Brand" blog post last Monday please do so, she is one fantastic lady. You can get to that post by clicking HERE".  

So, the Design Team has worked super hard again to bring you great projects for inspiration. We have a selection of items in the store for you of Pink and Main products...many of them the brand new release that just happened! So hop along with us and get inspired as the team shares their projects!

Here is my project! 

I utilized the Pink and Main Flip Flops Stamp Set along with Washi Tape from Bella Blvd and Enamel Dots from Echo Park Magic and Wonder line!!

For my Flip Flops, I used the Nuvo Crystal Drops in Silver Lining in the stars! I just LOVE how cute the little flip flop stamp set is!!! 

I used a spare piece of twine to just finish off my card! 

I really love the colors I used in this card! 

I hope you enjoyed my quick birthday card! 

Now that you had a chance to check it out, you are onto TANYA! 

Thanks for checking out my project today! 

Saturday, April 22, 2017

April Flavor of The Month Blog Hop-April Showers Bring May Flowers!

Flavor of the Month: April Showers Bring May Flowers Blog Hop 

Thanks so much for joining us for our second month of our Flavor of the Month card kit. 

The design team again has knocked it out of the park with the great projects using this kit. This card kit is like no other one on the market. 

Want to try several different paper collections, want to receive 4 stamp sets each month (some exclusive to our card kit…coming in the near future!)? Well, if so you will not want to miss subscribing to or purchasing this kit. 

Versatility is the name of this kit! With this great Spring look you can make all sorts of different cards! If you missed out last month the explanation/introduction to how this kit works and what to expect is linked on the SFL “Flavor of the Month” page.

And introducing this month an exclusive partnership with Kennedy Grace Creations as we will be using her sequins with each and every collection. Some sequin mixes will be custom to the collections, some will be pulled from her current mixes.

Now, onto my cards!!

I created my cards using "THE BANANA SPLIT" Flavor of the Month!

and I added on an
"A La Carte" Item

Jilli-Bean Soup
Saffron Yellow Pepper Soup Wood Veeners

This month, in THE BANANA SPLIT, you received a Stamp Set called "APRIL SHOWERS", a mini ink Cube from Clearly Kelly, and Echo Park Ephemera from the "SPRING" collection! You also receive the word die from the Deluxe Sundae called "CELEBRATE"!

Here are the 4 cards I created!

Here is the first card using the items from the Collection One Ingredients:

The card layout is from the is from Sketch #1 
I used the supplies from the Collection One ingredients
as well as the Banana Split extras that were from Echo Park Ephemera "SPRING" for the sentiment.

Here is the second card using the items from the Collection Two ingredients:

The card layout is from Sketch 2 and I utilized the additional purchase of Jilly Bean Soup Wood Veneers called "Saffron Yellow Pepper Soup Wood Veneers" for the card front. Additionally, to add some flair to my envelope, I utilized the "APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY FLOWERS" from the Banana Split extras.

Here is the third card I using items from Collection Three ingredients:

The card layout is from Sketch 3 and I utilized the Banana Split extras to help decorate my envelope. I utilized Copic Markers to color in my bunny from the Lawn Fawn HOPPY EASTER stamp set. I also stamped the sentiment "Hoppy Easter" using the Clearly Kelly Ink Cube from the Banana Split extras.

Here is the fourth card I using items from Collection Four ingredients:

This card layout is from Sketch 4, and I utilized the CELEBRATE die that comes with the Deluxe Sundae collection. I created a background design using the PLANNING SPRING stamp set as well as the Clearly Kelly Ink cube from the Banana Split extras for my focal piece. I used the Doodlebug Sprinkles PASTEL POSIES to decorate my envelope for this card. 

I hope you enjoyed my cards for the hop today! And be sure to follow my blog to check out my future projects 
made for Scrapping for Less!

Now you are off to TANYA

Here is the lineup for the blog hop: 
Jessica Wilson-HERE
Be sure to visit the SFL blog as we will have a Rafflecopter prize again this month!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Happy Planner Weekly Spread-Cream & Sugar Collection!

Hello Everyone!!

Today is my day to share my post for Scrapping For Less Design Team!!

I wanted to share my Planner Spread for this week using the 
Doodlebug Cream & Sugar Collection! 

I was SOOO excited to get my hands on this particular collection from the store, because, well, I am a self proclaimed Coffee Junkie! I love all coffee-especially with Cream & Sugar! And I knew once I saw the Odds & Ends and Mini Icons from this collection that they would be PERFECT for a planner spread!

So, here is my Planner Spread this week, before the pen of coarse! 

The supplies I used were:

Happy Planner
Doodlebug Cream & Sugar Odds & Ends
Doodlebug Cream & Sugar Mini Icons
Doodlebug Coffee Break Washi

Everything can be purchased in the Scrapping For Less online store HERE!

​Thanks for checking out my project today! 

Friday, April 7, 2017

My Favorite Things Blog Hop for Scrapping For Less!

Hello All!!

Welcome to the "My Favorite Things" Stamp Blog Hop with the Scrapping For Less DT! 

You should of arrived here from SANDY, but if you did not, please click HERE to be brought back to the beginning!

Here is some info from Teresa regarding the 
"My Favorite Things" brand:

"Have you ever wanted something so very bad that you could taste it? Well, that is how I was with wanting to carry My Favorite Things products on the Scrapping for Less website. I am so extremely excited to announce that we are focusing on "MFT" products for the month of April! This is a fabulous company and one that is very near and dear to my heart! (In more ways than one! I live in FL and have been to their store). So, join me along with the DT in providing some inspiration for this wonderful company with a wide variety of projects!"

So, I am ready to share my project with you!

I used the FEEL BETTER stamp set from My Favorite Things, and  
I decided to use it as it was meant a get well soon card!

I started off by using an A2 Kraft card base and then cut a tag using the same Kraft color. 

For the card base-I took Saddle ink from CTMH and stamped the images to make a background pattern on the card. I stamped the spoon in Versamark Ink and used Ranger Silver Embossing Powder to make the spoon. 

I then added Blue and Gold wash tape to make a cutoff of my created background design. The pink heart patterned paper comes from "Doodlebug Cream and Sugar" paper pack (which you can get from Teresa's online store HERE). 

I then went onto finish the tag. I wanted to use the cute pill bottles and paper piece them together. I used some solid card stock I had in my stash. I also stamped "FEEL BETTER" in the Saddle ink.  I added some old washi tape from my stash (the heart washi and gold glitter washi). I also just added a piece of stashed ribbon to the top! 

I used the "WISHING YOU A SMOOTH RECOVERY" in the inside of the card, and just continued the theme with the wash in there as well!

So, I hope you enjoyed my project! 

Your next stop on the hop is TANYA!! 

If you got lost along the way, you can start at the beginning here

Monday, April 3, 2017

Scrapping For Less Design Team Project-Disney Layout!

Hey Everyone!!

That's right, SURPRISE! 

I am now a Design Team Member for the online store, Scrapping For Less

I am super excited to share the project I made for my first Design Team Project! 

Today, I got to work with the Echo Park "Magic and Wonder" paper collection and a stamp set from "My Favorite Things". 

I am pretty excited about anything Disney, as well all know, so playing with this paper collection was pretty easy...but, how to incorporate the stamp set? 

Well, after I looked at the stamp set for a bit, I decided that I saw CONFETTI with what appears to be either pill halves, or ice chunks, either way, I saw confetti! YAY!!! 

So, with that said, here is my project- a 2 page layout!

I decided to use some ink colors that I had on hand that I feel matched the colors of the "Magic and Wonder" paper to create my "confetti" for the layout. 

I destressed with a sponge dauber and black ink, all pieces that I cut out to lay down in the layout. I also distressed some of the stickers, which can also be found in the "Magic and Wonder" Paper Collection.

I used some foam tape to pop up some of the stickers to add more dimension to the project. 

I left a small box on the bottom of the left side layout to add some journaling for when I am ready to add my photos in. 

I stamped my photo mats so and did some doodling with a journaling pen to add some "pizazz" to my mats. I also stamped my photo size needed on each mat, so when I'm ready to place my pictures in, I will know what size I need in each space! 

So, thank you all so much for checking out my project today!

​Remember, you can get all the products I utilized in my layout in the Scrapping For Less online store! 

Thanks for checking out my project!!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Disney Themed Layout-Say Cheese II and Kiwi Lane Design Templates

Hey All!

I wanted to share some layouts that I have 
been making, but I have not had a chance to 
blog about!

So, for this layout, I was dying to make some
layouts for my Disney Family vacation!
I have YET to scrap the pictures from our 
vacation in October!

For this layout, I utilized the Simple Stores 
Say Cheese II collection, along with
Kiwi Lane Design Templates (Rings, Enchanted, Abbey Road).

Here is the layout:

Thanks for checking out my layout!