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Monday, January 31, 2011

Inking It Up- DT Last Winter Challenge & Winner from Blog Hop

Good morning everyone,

Today is my last design team challenge for the winter term with Kassidy over at Inking it Up . We were asked to make an altered project. I decided to make this altered album. I just want to thank Kassidy for the great opportunity and the chance to work with so many wonderful ladies. I had a blast!

I want to thank everyone who came and hopped last weekend, I had such a great time reading all your lovely comments, and I tried to answer them by visiting your blogs (those that left blog addresses) on Saturday night. WOW you guys are incredible with some great blogs and projects. I am grateful for all of you and to all the new followers too thank you so much!

AND now for the winner of the Pink ATG gun by random.org

 # 13 mum of two said... 13 I love this project! I have never altered a journal before, I even have one that NEEDS altering... I should get on with it :) The paper is gorgeous! I am so excited to be in this hop with you. TFS :)


OK Michelle, please email  (scrapperbecka at yahoo dot com) me your address to send your prize by February 9th or I will have to draw a new winner.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

BITTEN BY THE LOVE BUG BLOG HOP & SSD-DT Valentine's Project- Altered Journal

Welcome to Creations with Becka and the Bitten By The Love Bug Blog Hop!

If you've come from visiting Amanda- http://www.myscrappinobsession.com/
you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our fun hop, you can go to http://www.inkingitupcrazy.blogspot.com/  and start at the beginning. We would love to share a few projects and ideas with a valentine theme with you!

Make sure to check out each member's blog. There will be some fun prizes along the way, AND there will be some AWESOME ideas!  So for this blog hop I made this altered journal.

So for this project I picked up this journal at Michael's in the dollar section, WOOHOO gotta love the dollar section.

So the 1st thing I did was inked the edge with the spiral so that I could cover the rest of the cover with paper.

This is CM paper and stickers from the LOVE paper album kit they make. These were the left overs from the kit.

For this project I used Martha Stewart Holiday Cake cartridge. I cut the images at 4". I used the Love/Valentines image. This is how I set up the paper for the cuts, but I ended up not using the brown paper.  Instead of using the XO and Love sayings that were cut out I used the CM stickers.

1- premade journal
CM Love paper album kit/ paper and stickers
light pink and dark pink cardstock
dark pink ink
Martha Stewart Holiday Cake cartridge

I hope you all enjoyed the project, it turned out nicely and was pretty easy to make.

OK, how about some blog candy?? Everyone loves blog candy. Today I am giving away another 3m Pink ATG gun. I absolutely love mine! It is so easy to use and works totally awesome! So  all you have to do to be entered to win is become a follower or if you are one already YEAH! and leave a comment on this post. I will draw a winner Monday!

Next stop Michelle- http://www.mumoftwoblog.blogspot.com/  Go see what she has in store for you today...
Here is the order of the list. Some of you may want to add the entire blog hop list so no one gets lost and confused where to go next.
Kassidy- http://www.inkingitupcrazy.blogspot.com/
Jessie- http://www.scrappyjess.blogspot.com/
Denise- http://www.lalasworldblog.blogspot.com/
Jamie- http://www.jmecreations.blogspot.com/
Sherri- http://www.sherrisspace.blogspot.com/
Erika- http://www.cricutlove1.blogspot.com/
Celeste- http://www.ccscards.blogspot.com/
Kacee- http://www.youhadmeatscrap.blogspot.com/
Lisa- http://lisa-craft-blog.blogspot.com/
Amanda- http://www.myscrappinobsession.com/
Rebecca- http://www.creationswithbecka.blogspot.com/   ME!
Michelle- http://www.mumoftwoblog.blogspot.com/  NEXT STOP
Jenny- http://www.crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


HI Everyone,

Just wanted to remind you all about the upcoming blog hop Bitten by the Love Bug this Saturday! Please come and join all of us for this awesome creative hop. There will be lots of blog candy and tons of ideas from some very talented ladies!!

Here is the tutorial for the card boxes, I had an overwehlming response asking for a video tutorial on how to make them.  Sorry it took me so long to get this video up. I have been really busy and I am just learning my editing software so that is kind of a slow down for me too. Thank you for such a big response on wanting to see more.
Anyways here is the video on how to make the card boxes that I posted on the blog hop on January 15th. These boxes will hold A2 size cards.

Bottom of box.
Cut paper to 10x8"
Score long ways at 3" at each end
Score shorter lenght at 2" at each end
Fold at each score line
Cut center square just on the lines
Then put box together-see video for this

Cut paper to 10 1/8 x 8 1/8
When I scored these I scored at 3 1/8 and 2 1/8 to make the top fit better
Follow stay steps for the bottom

I found that before you put the box together, to add pattern paper to the outside of it if you use solid color cardstock for the base.
I decided at Christmas I was going to make more homemade gifts so I came up with the idea to make card sets for everyone, but I also wanted a box to put them in. So I searched the web for an idea and I found this box for cards from Tammy with Creative Critters. Thanks Tammy I gave away these gift sets for Christmas and everyone just loved them!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Getting Cricky with K Andrews Challenge

This year I told myself this year I would like to participate in more challenges so this will be my 2nd one this year. Getting Cricky with K Andrews is having a challenge for 3 birds parade, but you can make anything with a bird on it. I do not have that cartridge yet so I used Give a Hoot.

Hope you enjoy!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Bear in Trash Can- Flaunt It Friday Weekly Challenge

This week over at Flaunt It Friday blog the challenge was to use Give A Hoot and the Bear in the trash can on page 61. Here is a card I make for the challenge.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

SSD- DT Valentines Challenge

Hi Everyone
Rebecca here. This week over at Sweet Sassy Diva, Bobbi Jo asked us to make a project for either Valentines Day or for a Birthday. So I decided to make a Valentine's Day card for my husband. For this card I used Happy Hauntings.

Happy Hauntings- Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein cut at 3"
Black Pen
Yellow, green, black, purple and white card stock
Patterned Paper

I just thought this would be a cute and unusual Valentine's Day card. This is the 1st time I have made smaller cuts with this cart and I will say piecing the two monsters together was a bit difficult. I would recommend cutting them a little bigger. To see more visit my blog: http://www.creationswithbecka.blogspot.com/

Winner of My Favorite Things Blog Hop

Good morning fellow crafters,

I just want to thank everyone for hopping along on My Favorite Things Blog Hop last weekend, I had so much fun making those cards and boxes. You all had such wonderful comments and seems like you all would like a tutorial on how to make the boxes. So I am working on the video and hope to have it posted by the end of the week. Thank you so much to Kassidy at Inking it up Crazy for hosting the hop.
I used random.rg to draw the winner and it drew #83, so the winner is:

Amanda said... 83 Super cute! Love the box for the cards! TFS!

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Please email your address so I can mail out your candy. I need to hear from you by January 22th or I will draw another winner. Please email me at scrapperbecka at yahoo dot com

Please check back later this week for the instructions and tutorial on how to make the card box holders.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

A Few of My Favorite Things Blog Hop!

Welcome to Creations With Becka and the ...A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS Blog Hop!

If you've come from visiting Meagan at http://beyondpaperdesigns.blogspot.com/, you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our fun hop, you can go to http://www.inkingitupcrazy.blogspot.com/  and start at the beginning. We would love to share a few of our favorite things with you today!  Before we start I would like to give a special thanks to Kassidy over at http://www.inkingitupcrazy.blogspot.com/ for putting together and hosting this awesome hop today!

Each Design Team member will be featuring a project made especially for this hop using their favorite crafting tools and techniques. Make sure to check out each member's blog. There will be some fun prizes along the way, AND there will be some AWESOME ideas!

So I would like to share some of my Favorite things with you! Of course my all time favorite cartridge is Create A Critter, my favorite stamps are My Pink Stamper Stamps and my favorite adhesive for cards is the 3M ATG Gun!!! YEAH!!!
For todays project I made card sets and boxes to hold the cards in. Here are some of the pictures of the cards I made to put in the card holders:
For this card I used Pink 8 1/2 x 11 card stock, cut it in half to create an A-2 size card, then the patterned paper I am not sure who from, I bought it a long time ago, I used Create A Critter cut at 3.5" and then My Pink Stamper stamps.

I used 8 1/2 x 11 light blue card stock cut in half for an A2 card, Create A Critter cut at 3.5" and My Pink stamper stamps

Again, I used Create A Critter and My Pink Stamper stamps.

I used Create A Critter at 3.5 and My Pink Stamper Stamps.

Here are the boxes I made to hold the cards. I just thought these would make really nice gift sets.

I used Storybook for the letters and DCWV cardstock as it is a little thicker and better for holding the cards weight.  If any of you would like more information about how to make the boxes please leave it in your comments and I will make another post with a video to show you how.

Okay, so what is a blog hop with out some blog candy??? So for todays hop I will be giving away one of my favorite things that Bobbi Jo over at SweetSassyDiva introduced me to last year. I have been hooked on it ever since. So to win this awesome Pink ATG Gun, you must be a follower and leave a comment on this post. Please one comment only and US residents only, unless you would like to make up the difference in shipping costs.

On now you are off to  the next stop...Theresa's blog, http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com/. Go see what she has in store for you today...

Here is the order of the list. Some of you may want to add the entire blog hop list so no one gets lost and confused where to go next.

Kassidy – http://www.inkingitupcrazy.blogspot.com/
Lisa – http://www.lisa-craft-blog.blogspot.com/
Kristin – http://www.kristinscraftykitchen.blogspot.com/
Jessie – http://www.scrappyjess.blogspot.com/
Jamie – http://www.jmecreations.blogspot.com/
Susan – http://www.itsmesusanp.blogspot.com/
Erika – http://www.cricutlove1.blogspot.com/
Celeste – http://www.ccscards.blogspot.com/
Amanda – http://www.amandascraftsandmore.blogspot.com/
Meagan – http://beyondpaperdesigns.blogspot.com/
Rebecca – http://www.creationswithbecka.blogspot.com/   This is ME!
Theresa – http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com/   NEXT STOP!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

SSD- DT Challenge

This week for Sweet Sassy Diva's DT challenge we were asked to use a new cartridge. Well I ordered some but they have not come in yet so I thought I would do this cute winter card.
For this card I used Create A Critter and cut the penguin at 3.5 inches. I used dark purple 8 1/2 x 11 card stock cut in half at 5.5" to make an A2 card size. Light purple card stock is cut at 5.25"x4.25" and I used the Snowflake cuttlebug embossing folder on it. I also used My Pink Stamper Winter Wishes stamp.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

SSD- DT Repurpose an item challenge

Hi everyone

This week for SSD design team challenge we were asked to take an old item and re purpose it into a new item. I decided to use an old baby formula can and to turn it into a piggy bank for my son. Check out this video below.

Ok, so here is what the finished pictures look like.

Supplies needed:
Empty can of baby formula or coffee tin
All Boy paperstack from DCWV (or any cardstock you prefer)
Green, blue and orange cardstock
Life's a Beach Cartridge

Ok so here are the steps on how to make this project
1. clean out the can with a papertowel to get any extra formula left inside the can
2. Take the patterned cardstock and put it against the can and measure where to cut the paper, use paper trimmer to cut on that line
3. Take your adhesive and cover the back side of the patterned paper, making sure to get all the edges, then wrap the cardstock around the can, being careful to smooth out the glue underneath the paper with your hand
4. Cut of your cuts, I used Life's a beach cart for the letters cut at 2", green octopus at 3.5", and the blue octopus at 2.5".
5. Glue letters and 2 blue octopuses to the canister.
6. Cut a circle in the blue cardstock to cover the lid with, glue the circle on, then cut a 1" by.25" slit in the top of the lid.  And the two little slits for the green octopuses legs.
7. Place octopus on lid, I used a little bit of glue to hold it into place

Monday, January 3, 2011

So Embarrassing! Look at this Mess

Ok, so I have decided to join Melanie over at Scrapily Ever After's boot camp challenge. It is all about organization. And as you can see it totally looks like a bomb went off in my scrapbook room. I just got so busy doing holiday projects  and I just kept piling more stuff on top of more stuff. But this month I plan on totally cleaning out my room and getting organized for 2011. Can't wait for the daily challenges to start.

Ok I know these are really bad, so don't gasp disgust. HAHAHA!

So the next pictures you see I hope to have some of this mess cleaned up!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

My Pink Stamper Design Team Challenge

My Pink Stamper is having a Design Team call, she only has two spots available and you need to submit a project using pink, green and brown by Wednesday.

Here is the project I made for the call
I used Green, brown, pink and gray cardstock
Patterned paper from DCWV
My Pink Stamper- More Punny-licious Stamper
Create A Critter Cart- Cat cut at 3.5"
Pink Ribbon
Pink Buttons
Lined notecard

Happy New Year!!! & Blog Hop WINNER

Hi Everyone

Hope you all had a wonderful and Happy New Year!!! Mine was great, we went to a friends house and just hung out. It was so much fun!

So with the New Year comes come new resolutions, so here are mine:
1. I would really like to start eating healthier and getting into shape.

Ok on to my crafting ones
This year, I would really like to participate in some blog challenges, I have not done one yet and thought it would be fun to try.
Also, I have a lot of great projects roaming around in my head that I will be doing and sharing with all of you. With videos and instructions so you will be able to re-create any project that you like.
I want to thank everyone who participated in the Calendar blog hop and especially thank Karel for putting the hop together, she always does a fantastic job with these hops. Also thank you to all of my followers new and old for leaving such nice comments.
 And now for the winner of the Pumpkin Carving cartridge(using random.org)  is.........#30 Theresa said... Wow..love the embellishments and details..awesome job!Thanks for sharing and being part of the blog-hop.

Theresa, please contact me at scrapperbecka at yahoo dot com to claim your prize, please send me your address so I can mail out your candy to you. You have until January 14th to claim you prize if I do not hear from you by then, I will draw a new winner.
Thanks everyone and I can't wait to get crafting again!