As my chicks grow...

And as I find more time to get creative, I thought I would share some of my creations, as well as my time with others. Hopefully I will make new friendships and create lasting bonds over paper, adhesive, and embellishments. So sit back, relax, and let's share...have a cup of coffee, or tea, or in my case a and let's just have a blast creating, finding new projects to make together, and gathering our supplies for future endeavors!

Monday, August 30, 2010

New Project

I know I haven't been very active lately...seems my Kodak Printer is not working with my computer these, hoping to get it fixed and running properly, but until then all my pics have to come from my cell phone....uuugghh!!!

Anyway, I have a few pics  I took of a Roladex I had gotten given to me to "make something from it", I made an inspiration box.

First I cleaned the box with rubbing alcohol to be sure anything I put on it would stick.
Then I used my alcohol inks in Cranberry, Butterscotch, and Raisin with Gold Mixative and applied it to all sides of the box. Since the box was a translucent brown to start with it ended up with a leather like is so nice!
Then I started on the dividers. I decided I wanted Sketches, Color Combos, Titles and Quotes, Embellies, and Techniques in my Inspiration Box.

For the Color Combos I used eggplant and purple twilight. I cut the words out with my Cricut, used my Gypsy to weld, using the Hannah Montana cartridge for the font. Used purple  embossing powder.on the words. I used Dark Blue Stickles for the extra bling!

For this quotes one, I used Sunshine Yellow, Clover, and Pool. For the words, again I used the Cricut with the Gypsy using Hannah Montana. The flowers were white. I put a few drops of clover, Sunset Orange, and Sunshine Yellow, as well as some gold mixative and the blending solution on my Craft Mat. I laid the flower in the ink and let it soak it up, picking it up and moving it to be sure all was saturated.  I dried it with my heat tool and then used aqua stickles in the center. I used Zing in blue on the words.

I used cranberry, red pepper and sunset orange on this one. The letters were a patterned paper with cirucles. I traced on them with the orange marmalade stickles. For the flower, I again used the craft mat (again, this was white) and dropped a few drops of each color (cranberry, red pepper, and sunset orange as well as gold and the mixative. I used the orange marmalade stickles for the center.

For the embellies one, I used lettuce, sunshine yellow, and sunset orange. The colors blended together beautifully! For the flowers, I used my homemade gold glimmer mist on the green and gold flowers. The word embellies I used a drop of lettuce, a drop of gold, and a drop of sunshine yellow. Added the blending solution, and dragged the word thru. Then I sprayed them with the homemade gold mist.


I don't have a separate pic of the sketches one in the front, but I used the Raspberry and Purple Twilight for the divider. Again, used the cricut with the gypsy and hannah montana font for the word sketches. Used the Magenta Stickles to trace the word. 
Also used the Blue Star and Pink Stickles to make the "bling" that is  above and below the word Sketches.

Thanks so much for looking! 
Happy Scrapping!
Scrapping Mama Hen

Awesome haul in todays mail!!!

So, I have been waiting...almost stalking my Post Office....for my package to come from Cutters Creek. I preordered a bunch of things and was just waiting for their release....well, that little package of goodness came in today! WOOHOO!!!
So, first, I want to say, Thank You to Kim (and Kimber Klaus) for shipping so fast, and for the gift inside!

Thought you all might want to see some, here goes!

This was a little gift for cool! Love the stamps!
Thanks KimberKlaus!

This is my first Nestabilities purchase....I am so excited! Cannot wait to try them out!!!

 These Pixie Cottage Stamps (I got't wait to try these out....are so cute! They are going to look awesome with Copics!

I can see doing cards for "Happy Harvest" with this one! Can't wait!

My first Flower Soft stamp as well...I cannot wait to get to play with these!

 I couldn't wait to get this out and try it....and it is GORGEOUS!!!! I see so many different ways to use it!

I am  SO excited to have gotten pink ATG...although, I know I will need to watch the youtube videos on loading it, I can't wait to use it....Now, I still love my Glue Glider Pro and Max, but this one has a nice, narrow adhesive...just what I need many times!

And finally, here is a pic of it all together...I am leaning toward the Hannah Stamps for Christmas Cards....still looking for more suggestions for other Christmas Stamps to use with my Copics for my Christmas Cards for the blog candy!!!!

Again, thanks so much Kim! Can't wait for my next order! And anyone that is looking for an  awesome place to order from check out

Until next time,
Happy Scrapping!
Scrapping Mama Hen

More awesome blog candy!!!

Check her out...she is offering some great candy to celebrate her birthday!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Check this out: you can find lots of giveaways and blog candy with this link!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Check out this awesome blog candy!

Was just surfing the web for something to give me some creative mojo and found this!

If you get a chance, check her out!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Stamp Suggestions?

Looking for some ideas for Stamps to use with my copics (my new current scrapping/stamping love!) for Christmas cards.
So, I about some blog candy mixed in with this post!!!

Here is the deal...I am offering whatever stamps/stamp set I end up buying for my Christmas cards for candy. I will get 2, one for me  and one for a lucky winner!!!

In order to win, you need to
1.leave me a comment with a suggestion (a link to it would be awesome!) for a Christmas stamp to use with my copics
2. follow my blog
3. post a link to my blog on your blog.

On September 4 I will pick a winner with


So sorry everyone...I know I have been MIA of late and I am sooo very sorry!
I know I had posted about some blog candy....and then had to have ankle surgery...yuck....let me tell ya, it isn't nearly as easy to "come back" as I thought it would be!
To top it camera is BROKE! ARRRGGGHHH!!!! It is an Olympus, and I have so many things to show you that I have worked on and finished, as well as some projects that I am in the middle of doing!

Soooo....As soon as I get my camera back, I promise I will get some more pics loaded!!! And to celebrate, once it is back and the pics are up, I will be posting some blog candy to celebrate my 11 year wedding anniversary!!! WOOHOO!!!

And, I will be posting about some other blog candy next!


found some more awesome blogs offering candy!!

Here are a few more!!! Check them out!

Top Tip for Top Tip Tuesday Blog!!!

So, I found this AWESOME blog Top Tip Tuesday and they are offering candy EVERY WEEK if you post a tip and follow the other easy rules!

So, here is my tip: this one is for organizing your supplies. I use a regular (not slim line or jewelry) case for storing my cling stamps. Every time I get a new set I stamp each on a piece of cardstock cut to fit in the case. Then I put the cardstock in the front (with the stamped images facing out) The stamps cling to the inside of the case and I can see on first view what is it in. I also put a label on the side with the name or a description of the stamps inside.
Thanks for stopping!
Scrapping Mama Hen
aka/ Kristin

Thursday, August 12, 2010