Sunday, March 27, 2011

Winner Winner... Chicken Dinner!

Wow!! Did this week FLY by!! I ment to post this on Tuesday! here it is Sunday!! Man!! Time FLIES by!!
Regardless... I do have a winner for the Really Reasonable Ribbon Rak!!!

The winner is.....

Stephanie said...

What a sweet picture and a beautiful LO. I love all the details you have included. I'm a follower.

Please email me your mailing address to tinamcdonald(at) and I'll get your ribbon in the mail!!

Thanks SO much for your patience!!! I promised new projects... and they are coming... I promise!

Till next time...

10 days till I'm off to ARIZONA!!!!!

Happy Scrapping!!


Sunday, March 20, 2011

Creative Scrappers Featured Designer

Hello!!! What a GORGEOUS day!!! I plan on getting out and enjoying it some too!!! Hope you can as well!!
I am pleased to share that I am today's Featured Designer on the Creative Scrappers blog! This is a fabulous sketch blog run by a local New Brunswick gal... It has gained huge popularity and is full of inspiration! You really need to check it out if you haven't already!! Thank you Kristine for this opportunity!!
I got to play with this FUN sketch!! It had my name written all over it... figuratively of course! ;) you know me and my circle addiction... :)
And here is the layout I created from the sketch inspiration! I did change things up a bit... but had started out really close to the sketch... inspiration just took me in a different direction! :) Love when that happens!!
The brown border is created with Spellbinders die templates from the Parisian Accents set. I LOVE this set to pieces!!!
I fell in love with this collection from Bo Bunny... the colors are stunning... I reach for it every time I scrap lately! I think I better hurry and use it up quick! :)
In creating this page, I used Helmar Premium Craft Glue to hold the majority of it together. The journaling strips are adhered using the Quick Fix Adhesive runner, and the embellies with the Liquid Scrap Dots!
TIP: I was clear out of the letter "L"... what did I do? I grabbed a 7 and turned it upside down! :) It did the trick!!
Thank you so much for stopping by!!
I have lots more work that I haven't posted on the blog yet... so I am hoping to have a busy blog posting week coming up!! :) Stop by often! And remember... I have a ribbon RAK up for grabs... check out THIS POST...
So... until next time... enjoy the spring weather and HAPPY SCRAPPING!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello all!!! First off... no one in this house is sick at the moment! Can we get a WHOOP WHOOP!!?? It's been a long winter... but I think I see light at the end of the tunnel!!

Today I'm thrilled to say that I am a guest designer for me at Really Reasonable Ribbon!! Thanks to Bonnie and Erika for this opportunity!! And to those visiting from the RRR blog... WELCOME!! I'm so pleased you have stopped by!

These ribbons are SO beautiful!! They are such beautiful pastel colors... and you get lots! love ribbon? You really should check them out... they have monthly ribbon assortments... really helps your ribbon stash to multiply!! :) Be sure to drop by their blog today to see my other 2 projects... and their fabulous ribbon!!
So, I shared 2 projects on the RRR blog today. Then invited all those blog viewers over here to my blog to see one more project!! AND for a chance to win... but first let me share my project...
My Baby Brother
For this layout, I created a sweet ribbon flower out of the pale yellow satin ribbon. Here is a link to a tutorial for you to learn to make these sweet little beauties on your own!
Now, did someone say that I'm giving away ribbon? Yep! I sure did!! Thanks to Bonnie for the second set of ribbon, which I am pleased to be giving away to one blog reader... along with some yummy ribbon from my own stash! How do you win? You have to leave me a comment in this post... and you have to be a follower of my blog! Easy Peasy!! You have until Monday, March 21 midnight! I'll post the winner on Tuesday!

Thanks SO much for stopping by! I love having you visit... and I love your comments!
Until Next time... Happy Scrapping!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Best Creation Mini Book Blog Hop!!

Hi and Welcome to the Best Creation Mini Book Blog Hop!!
How would you like to learn how to create a fun Mini Book out of one 12x12 and be inspired to make 20 different versions of it?

Well get ready to hop- because today on each of our blogs we will share with you some fun and creative ideas to make the simple book we made at the CHA Winter Show.
At the Best Creation blog, you learned the basics of the book. You have hopped to many amazing blogs and seen some fabulous takes on this simple design. I have one final take to share with you before you hop on back to the Best Creation blog!
My minibook is a little brag book for my purse! I have been meaning to make one for quite a while, and this was the perfect opportunity! I kept it pretty simple, so that there is not a lot to fall off or get caught on things in my bag!
Here are some pics of the cover and a couple of the pages. I won't bore you with showing you them all! :) I have 5 children, and there are 5 double page spreads in my mini. So each child has a double spread. I rotated my book so that it opens on the top, to give it a bit of a different look, and to incorporate my 4x3 photo's perfectly!

I kept my inside design super simple. This is a photo album... It will be seen by lots of people who are not into paper crafting, so I want the focus to be on the photo's... not all the fancy stuff... just this once! ;)

I used the Glitter Basics paper for my basic album. Then I incorporated the Bella paper collection to add some fun color.
To create the binding, I hand stitched the pages together. Then i added the strip of striped paper using Helmar's Premium Craft Glue. After punching 2 holes I tied some ribbon and then scored the pages to fold. Simple as can be! :)
The entire album is held to gether using Helmar's Premium Craft glue and Quick Fix Adhesive runner.

Be sure and leave a comment at the bottom of this post and then hop over to our Best Creation Blog for a chance to win a huge prize pack of goodies and 3 more chances to win if you sign up to be follower or join us on facebook!

Alicia Barry
Sandy Ang
Tracey Taylor
Petra Offrell
Irit Shalom
Kim Holmes
Debbie Sherman
Emily Branch
Sarah Mullanix
Karen Thind
Katarina Damm
Jona Saavedra
Kim Arledge
Nicole Wise
Jodi Wilton
Julie Walton
Liz Chidester
Karen Taylor
Tina McDonald <-------------- You're Here!!

Thanks for stopping by!! Happy Hopping!