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Friday, December 31, 2010

SSD- New Years Party Favors

Hi Everyone,

I hope you all had a very MERRY CHRISTMAS! I know I sure did. This week our challenge for Sweet Sassy Diva was to make party favors for New Years. I made this cute and easy to make napkin holder
 And this cute little candy holder. My Gypsy broke half way through the projects so that is why there are no words on the party bag.
Hope you all have a Safe and Happy New Year!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Design Calendar Blog Hop Dec 28th -30th

Hi Everyone!
Welcome to the Design Calendar Blog Hop! This blog hop will be running for 3 days so you have plenty of time to hop to all blogs and take notes to design your own 2011 calendar. Below is a list of all blogs who are participating in the hop and by the end of the hop you will be able to design a full 2011 calendar with 2 options for each month! How cool is that?  Ok, so you should have arrived to my page from Deb at If It's Groovy  if not and you just happened to stop by please start at Celeste at Touched by a Butterfly.

The Grand Prize Blog Candy is a brand-new Designer’s Calendar Cartridge, donated by Karelj at One By One The Flamingos Are Stealing My Sanity. In order to be eligible to win, you need to leave a comment on each and every stop on the hop, along with a way for her to contact you. She will choose a winner by random.org on the 31st and announce it on her blog, as well as contacting the winner personally.

Ok so I had the month of October which is one of my favorite months of the year. Here is my layouts.

Products needed: Happy Hauntings, Black, purple,white and green cardstock, 1 Echo Park Happy Hauntings, 1 EP Haunted house, 1 EP Magic stripes and EP Halloween stickers and Creative Memories calendar pages.

1. Cut out all Happy Hauntings cuts, the skeletons are at 4.25, and the frames are cut at 7, October is cut at 1.60
2. Piece together all cuts
3. Number boxes on calendar page
4. Place all pieces on the pages, just like the picture above

Okay, so how about some blog candy??? So in the flavor of Halloween I am giving away one Pumpkin Carvings Cartridge. What do you have to do to win? 1. Be a follower 2. Leave a comment
I will draw a winner on Decmeber 29th.

Okay so your next stop is: Notes From The Scrapbook Lady

Here is the complete list of blogs in case you get lost along the way:

1. January and April: Celeste at Touched by a Butterfly at http://touchedbyabutterfly.blogspot.com/
2. January and September: Jessica at Overjoyed Scrapper http://www.overjoyedscrapper.blogspot.com/
3. February: Christel at Scrappin' Sista http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com/
4. February and March: Karelj at One By One The Flamingos Are Stealing My Sanity http://karelj.blogspot.com
5. March and July: Diane at Crafting This Moment http://www.craftingthismoment.blogspot.com/
6. April: Bonnie at A Scrap Above http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com/
7. May: Michelle at Peanut Butter and Jelly Designs http://peanutbutterandjellydesigns.blogspot.com/
8. May: Natalie at Timeless Legacy Designs http://timelesslegacydesigns.blogspot.com/
9. June: Lisa at Lisa's Paper Butterflies http://lisaspaperbutterflies.blogspot.com/
10. June: Jamie at Glitter, Paper, Stamps, Oh My! http://jamieisacraftymomma.blogspot.com/
11. July: Summer and Jennifer at Cricut Diaries http://cricutdiaries.blogspot.com/
12. August: Denise at Starlight Scrapper http://starlightscrapper.blogspot.com/
13. August: Gina at Gina Thornton Stamping http://ginathorntonstamping.blogspot.com/
14. September: Deb at If It's Groovy http://ifitsgroovy.blogspot.com/
15. October: Rebecca at Creations with Becka http://www.creationswithbecka.blogspot.com/   THIS IS ME
16 . October: Lora at Notes From The Scrapbook Lady http://scrpbooklady.blogspot.com/   NEXT STOP
17. November: Belinda at Queen Bee's Musings http://www.queenbeesmusings.blogspot.com/
18. November and December : Col at Col's Creative Corner at http://www.scrappycol.blogspot.com/
19. December: Deb at Tidbit's Place http://tidbitsplace.blogspot.com/

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Hi Everyone, I just wanted to share one last project before Christmas. Can you believe it is already here?
I hope all of you and your families have a safe and Merry Christmas!

Here is a last minute present I made for some of our family for Christmas. I bought these frames at Michael's when they had an 25% off frames so they ended up being around $3.00. The paper is from DCWV.
I am entering this in My Pink Stampers 12 days of Christmas.

Please don't forget to come back on Monday for the 2011 Calendar blog hop. You will have the recipe to make a whole year's calendar with instructions, and the grand prize is Designer Calendar. PLUS there will be lots of other blog candy along the way!!! See you then!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

SSD-DT Last Minute Gifts

Hi Everyone

This week Sweet Sassy Diva's design team challenge was to make either last minute stocking stuffers or last minute gifts. I have seen a lot of the blogs doing the glitter ornaments and I just think they turn out so beautiful. I tried something different with some ornaments that I have had for years but never use them on my tree because they were so plain. I took frosted ornaments and used a Q-tip and embossing ink. Using the Q-tip I wrote on the ornaments and then used embossing powder to coat where I had written on the ornament. Then using the heating tool, I heated the embossing powder and this is how they turned out.

This 1st one is one that I since to my circle pal:

When doing the heat embossing you do need to be careful not to heat it for too long, I did burn a hole in one of the ones I was making. Here is another one for a lady I work with.

Hope you all enojoyed. Thanks

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Craft Junkie Too- DT Project

Hi Everyone,

Are you all ready for Christmas? I am getting there, still have to wrap all the presents and get some last minute gifts, and go to the grocery store. It just seems like Christmas came so fast this year.
This is the last week for the Winter design team for CJ Too. I had such a great time working with Tracy to bring you some great Fall and Winter projects. I just want to thank her for the great opportunity she shared with me.

For this week's challenge I finished up the gifts for our friends and neighbors and thought I would share this easy cookie recipe that is oh so yummy with you. Is is very simple to make.

Ritz crackers
Milk chocolate chips
Peanut butter

1st you spread peanut butter on top of all the Ritz crackers.
Then you melt the milk chocolate and dip the crackers in the chocolate. This can get messy.....
Then I put them in little treat bags and made tags to go on them. These cookies are so good!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Inking It Up Crazy DT Project- Christmas Card

This week for Inking It Up Crazy design team project we were asked to make something for Christmas. I made this cute little reindeer card. The paper is from DCWV holiday pack and the reindeer is from Create A Critter.

Hope you enjoy!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Going to see Santa

Hi Everyone,

Saturday was my husband's work party. He works for Union Pacific and every year all the kids are invited to the rail yard to see Santa. Santa rides in on a big train and the kids just love it. I thought I would share this cute little video of all the excitement on Saturday.

This is Santa coming in on the train.

 This is my son telling Santa all he wants for Christmas is legos, my daughter wanted nothing to do with him, so we didn't get any pictures of her with Santa

After Santa arrives we all go inside where each child has a chance to sit on his lap and tell him what they want for Christmas, then the kids get to enjoy hot chocolate and cookies.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

SSD- DT Gift Tag Challenge

Hi Everyone,

This week for Sweet Sassy Diva's design team challenge we were asked to make gift tags, gift bags, or anything gift wise. So I spent Sunday making chocolate covered pretzels for our neighbors and then added gifts tags to the bags. I think they turned out cute.

Check them out:

I used Tags, Bags, Boxes & More, and cut the label at 4 inches. The paper is from DCWV. These were really easy to make and the kids loved helping. Okay they ate more then they helped but it was fun!
Thanks for looking

Monday, December 13, 2010

Holy Cow!! You have got to check out this huge giveaway!

Ok so Erika over at Taylored Concepts is having a huge blog candy giveaway!
But this is not all! Over $900 worth of blog candy, go to her blog: http://taylordconcepts.blogspot.com/2010/12/most-wonderful-time-of-year.html
To check it out. Good Luck!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Check out RRR Candy!

Check out the great blog candy RRR is giving away!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

CJToo DT Challenge Christmas Organization & Blog Hop Gypsy cut file

Hi all,

This week Craft Junkie Too's design team was challenged to come up with a Christmas organization project. I must say though I am not organized at all this year. Normally by this time of month I have all my Christmas shopping done and my house is already decorated. Not this year, I am so far behind and I really don't have a reason for it. We just now got our Christmas tree tonight, and we didn't even decorate it. Crazy huh???
Well for this project I made a holiday planner for 2011, so maybe next year I will be a little ahead of the game.

I saw this project on a couple of different blogs and thought it was awesome, so I tried it. The cuts are from Winter Frolic and lettering from Gypsy Wanderings. I found the inside pages at http://www.christmas.organize.org/

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

SSD- Mini Album Design Team Challenge

Hi Everyone,
This week Sweet Sassy Diva's design team was challenged to make a mini album, so this is what I came up with. I found these albums in the $1 section at Michael's and they even had match paper to go with the album. So this was a easy project to put together.

Here is a quick video I did:

Here is the finished album
The albums from Michael's

Monday, December 6, 2010

Blog Hop Winner!!!

Hi Everyone

Thanks for participating in our Post It Craft Paper blog hop on Saturday, you all had such wonderful things to say! A special thank you to Sweet Sassy Diva for hosting the blog hop and for getting the great sponsor.

Now for the winner, I used Random.org and it choose #31 YAY!!!

December 4, 2010 1:52 PM
Nikki T said... 31 Love the cards, they turned out so cute.

Congrats Nikki T. please contact me by email at scrapperbecka@yahoo.com by December 13th, send me your address and I will mail out your awesome candy!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Sweet Sassy Diva's Design Team- Post It Craft Paper Blog Hop!!!

Hi Everyone

Welcome to the Sweet Sassy Diva  Design Team Craft Post It Paper blog hop! The blog hop today is featuring 3M Post It Craft paper! If you haven't tried this paper yet you have too!  If you arrived here first, be sure to head on over to SweetSassyDiva's blog http://sweetsassydiva-gspot.blogspot.com/ to see  the wonderful project that she made!

If you haven't guessed it by now this blog hop is sponsored by 3M! And you are not going to want to miss the Grand prize, it is Post-it paper and a Post-it paper purse dispenser to be given away to one lucky person. Bobbi Jo over at Sweet Sassy Diva will pull a name from the comments on all of the blogs, plus there will be other cool blog candy along the way.  So make sure you hop on over to all blogs on the hop and leave a comment on all the awesome projects today.

This paper is awesome, it is sticky on one side like a post it note. It is re- positional so it makes layering those cricut cuts a breeze.

For this blog hop I made 2 Christmas cards using mostly the Post It Craft Paper. What I like most about this paper is the layering possibilities. It takes the whole gluing part out of the equation.

I used my Gypsy to set up these cuts, here is what it looked like and how to set-up the paper on the mat. I will add the cut file later today.

Craft Post It Paper: Sunshine, Cosmic, Crimson, Jungle, Evergreen
Cuttlebug Christmas Noel Embossing folders
Winter Frolic
Red Card Stock
DCWV- Holiday paper pack
Christmas ribbon

And now.....everyone's favorite.....BLOG CANDY!!! YAY! Ok, for todays blog hop I am giving away.... My Pink Stamper Punny-licious stamps!  All you have to win is:
 1. Be a follower
2. Leave a comment (don't forget this also puts you in the running for the Grand prize too!)
I will draw a winner Monday and announce on my blog Monday who won!
Now check out your next stop on the blog: Carissa  hop on over to her blog and check out her awesome project.


Rebecca            YOU ARE HERE
Carissa                  NEXT STOP

Special thank you to Post-it for donating the wonderful blog candy!

Friday, December 3, 2010


Hi Everyone
I just wanted to share with you Robert's Crafts is having a huge DCWV giveaway on their blog. Over $450 worth of DCWV product!!! YAY! Go there and check it out!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Exciting News and Winter Banner!

Hi Everyone

I just wanted to share some exciting news I received this week. Kassidy over at Inking It Up Crazy picked me to be on her Winter design team!!! YAY! So look forward to some great winter items and some upcoming blog hops!

For my 1st project we were asked to make a winter project with snowflakes on it. I made this Winter Banner and I think it just turned out so darling.

Please be sure to stop by
http://inkingitupcrazy.blogspot.com/ to see all the awesome projects the other DT members made.
I used:

DCWV- Aqua Card stock
DCWV- Holiday Paper Stack
Crystal Glitter
Country Life- Banner cuts
When It's Cold Outside Snowflake Cuts
Light blue ribbon

SSD- DT January 12x12 Layout Calendar Page

Hi All,

Hope you all had a wonder Thanksgiving! I did! I ate way too much and didn't shop enough! HAHAHA! How many of you went out on Black Friday??? I did not brave the crowds, I went to Michael's later in the day and scored some awesome stuff but that was all I did.
Now I have to really get started on Christmas shopping. This week for the Sweet Sassy Diva's Design Team challenge we were asked to make either Christmas cards or a 12x12 Calendar page for January. I choose to make this cute January calendar page.


DCWV- Holiday Collection- Christmas Stack
White Post it Craft Paper
Aqua cardstock
Blue Cardstock
Creative Memories- Calendar Paper
Snowflakes- When it's Cold outside cart cut at 2.5"
Snowmen- Snow Friends cart cut at 3.5"
Aqua Ink
Crystal Stickles