Saturday, August 20, 2011

Scrap & Stamp Challenge: Back to School (no artwork)

First off, I want to share that today I'm celebrating my 23rd wedding anniversary!!! I am truly blessed to have such a loving, caring, giving soul to share my journey with <3<3<3 Plans include a bit of shopping, take-out and a movie, complete with XOXOXOXO :):):)

So it is Saturday and that means another FAB challenge at Scrap and Stamp. Although it is my week off, please take a moment to visit and check out the wonderful artwork submitted by my fellow DT members. We hope you will find some inspiration and play along with our "Back to School" challenge :)

Freebies/deals for today's shopping adventure include:

*Fashion Bug...a super cute re-usable shopping bag FREE, plus 10% off whatever you can stuff in that bag!
*Bath & Body...With a Q, spend $10 and get a Signature Collection item of your choice FREE! Plus, with any purchase of Paris product you can get a FAB cosmetic bag full of product($20 value) for only $10!!!
* Payless Shoes...BOGO50%off PLUS an extra 30% off with a coupon

Note: Although retailers often make Q's available to print from their website, it is a good idea to sign up to receive emails, cuz often times you will get special deals/offers for members only :)

Carpe diem!!!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Scrap & Stamp Sketch Challenge

Wow...cannot believe how FAST this summer is flying by! We have made alot of great memories, including a trip in July to Ocean City, MD. My brother got a place on Division Street and invited us to come stay for a few days. This is the closest we've ever stayed to the boardwalk, and it was soooo nice to be right where the action/fun is!!! I have so many pics to scrap, but chose just a few faves of the girls and DH at the beach to feature on this layout.

We have another terrific sketch challenge for you at Scrap & Stamp this week. Thanks to Vicky for providing this *awesome* 2 pager. I only used the left half, but feel free to use either side or both for YOUR layout. Just remember to use at least one stamp somewhere on your project. I used the images from 2 different CTMH stamp sets to decorate the mats and create a couple embellishments. Aren't those flip flops just TOO CUTE???

I must say, one of the best parts of my day is visiting blogs and seeing what FAB creations y'all come up with. Have fun with this one and don't forget, a yummy prize is up for grabs as well...good luck and have a splendid weekend :)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Crocheted Halter Top

I am so pleased with how this top turned out! I found the pattern here on Crafty Crochet's blog. The pattern is for a 4 yo size, so I decided to just follow the pattern as written and use a larger hook. It fits my 6 yo perfectly :) This is the first time I've used the Caron Simply Soft yarn and I LOVE the feel of it. The acrylics can sometimes be a bit too scratchy/rough on sensitive skin.

Here is a look at the back:

And here is a closer look at the stitching and the ruffle:

I do realize my last few posts have been non-papercrafting, but tune in this Saturday and I will be sharing a brand new layout for the Scrap & Stamp Challenge. Thanks for visiting :)

Crocheted Cloche Hat

I have been wanting to crochet a hat out of some yarn I had left over from a scarf project, and I finally found a pattern I liked. It is a cloche hat, a style that was popular in the 20's. Isn't that big flower yummy??? This hat was intended for me, but my daughter Emmalee is modeling for me today :) The EASY pattern can be found here on Lionbrand (dot) com. You can sign up FREE to gain access to all their FAB patterns. Thanks for visiting!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Americana Bears

I am just sharing another non-paper creation. I have so many crafting hobbies, I decided I should blog those projects too :) This is a cross stitch kit that I finished awhile ago, but just found a frame a bargain on it as well...reg price $5.00, used my 55% off one item at AC Moore, I paid only $2.25!!! I usually use my coupons for scrapbooking supplies, but the punches and such were already on sale 40% off. I did find a big stack of My Mind's Eye PP though, only $10, so that made me happy :)Thanks for visiting me today!

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