September 29, 2011

Grandma's Doilies are Adorable

JustRite Stampers continues today with their October release stamps sets.  Today's release is called

and as you can see it perfectly compliments yesterday's release set called Lacy Borders.  Here's what you get:


JustRite Stampers:

Spellbinders Die Templates

Authentique Paper
Crafty Secrets

{JustRite Inspiration}

I hope you all have enjoyed the release so far.  I love these delicate stamps and can't wait for you to share your creations once you get them for yourself.  Thanks so much for spending part of your day with me today.

September 28, 2011

I'm Lovin' JustRite's Lace Borders

This month JustRite Stampers is releasing a fabulous collection of stamps that are going to make you swoon with old fashioned giddiness.  Today my project features the oh so delicate and beautiful stamp set called

Set includes 4 Cling Border stamps 

 I also used the sentiment from JustRite Stamper's Because I Care set, which I stamped onto kraft paper from My Mind's Eye.

{JustRite Inspiration}

{QR Codes}

Did you notice that squiggly bar code on the Lacy Border image above?  That is called a Quick Response (QR) code and they seem to be popping up everywhere.  QR codes are pixelated squares that you can scan with a smart phone app. Scannning the QR code with your phone will bring you directly to a website or landing page.  The JustRite QR Codes  on the packaging and in JustRites Catalog will link a stamp set to JustRite's Design Gallery for that set.  Now you can scan the code with your phone to see what your favorite designers have created with a set before you purchase the set in your favorite store.  You can use your smartphone to access the design gallery for your stamp set from your craft room when you are ready to use your set or from our mini flyers or catalogs when you are sitting in a car waiting to pick up your child from a sporting event!!  Fun huh! I use these all the time. What will they think of next!

You may already have a QR code scanner already on your phone - if you don't you can upload any of these apps - for your iPhone - Red Laser (free),  NeoReader (free),  Optiscan ($1.99)  For your Android Phone - QR Droid.

{Blog Candy}

 To enter to win a $50.00 shopping spree visit the JustRite Blog and answer the blog candy question.  The Blog Candy is open for comments until Friday Night at 12 pm EST. The winner will be announced on the JustRite Blog on Monday October 3rd during the release post.  Good luck to everyone!

Thank you so much for joining me today.  I really appreciate your comments, feedback and of course will answer any questions you have about projects you see on my blog :) Have a great Wednesday

September 27, 2011

Win with Spellbinders & Core'dinations Blog Swap Day Two

Welcome to the Spellbinders™ and Core'dinations® Blog Swap!

All this week designers for Spellbinders and Core'dinations will be presenting the unique qualities of our products and showing how they work together for divine die cut designs!

For my project I decided to make cupcake toppers and a gift bag to celebrate Fall. With two little girls in Elementary school there seems to be an opportunity, at any given time,  to celebrate a special event. These cupcake toppers can be cut at once using Spellbinders Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine and the Anemone Flower Topper  die template.  I used Core'dinations Color Core Cardstock in different shades for my sunflowers and the panel for my gift bag.  Sanding the cardstock to reveal the core color adds great texture and a weathered vintage look to my project.



  • Black MagicCore Impressions
  • Super Assortments
Want2Scrap Bling, brown bag, ribbon and cupcakes

{Leave a comment to win fabulous prizes}

Spellbinders is offering TWO winners, drawn from the comments left on the participating Designer's blogs, each a $24.99 value die template of their choice. Winners will be chosen randomly at the end of the week.  Core'dinations will be giving away prizes too so be sure to visit their Scrapbook Blog for details.

{Day 2 Spellbinders Blog Swap Participants}

Kazan Clark

Don't forget to stop by each Designer's Blog all week (including the participants from the Blog Swap Day One!) and leave a comment to enter to win!  Spellbinders will randomly draw winners at the end of the week from all the comments posted on the designers blogs.

Enjoy the Blog Swap & Good Luck

September 26, 2011

A Sweet Consolation Prize

I received the sweetest surprise over the weekend when I discovered that Bella Blvd gave my little Frightfully Adorable haunted house a shout-out on their blog :) I cannot wait to be inspired by their new Design Team, which I know will totally rock their amazing products.

Here is a list of my supplies:

Bella Blvd
Spellbinders Paper Arts

Ready to Win Some Prizes?

Tomorrow I will be participating in the Spellbinders™ and Core'dinations® Blog Swap which started today! Be sure to stop by here because there are prizes involved - gotta love a good tease right :)


September 23, 2011

Candle Luminary with Edgeabilities

Turn an ordinary vase into a glowing luminary in just a few easy steps.  I made the decorative pattern for the light to filter through using Spellbinders Edgeabilities decorative inserts die templates.  To see a video tutorial on how to make a decorative sleeve luminary for a glass vase visit Spellbinders Blog post:

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

September 15, 2011

We {heart} Missoni

We caved to temptation and got ourselves Missoni.   Thankfully did not have to wait in any lines, camp out or wrestle shoppers to the floor which made owning a pair of Missoni Ballet Flats that much more special :)


September 13, 2011

DIY Photographs on Canvas

recently saw
this technique on Girl. Inspired. and decided I simply had to make it as a birthday present for Kevin for his office.  I love the distressed look of the pictures on canvas and this technique is really not that difficult at all :)


  • 8x10 Canvas (I picked mine up at Michaels)
  • Tissue paper 
  • Mod Podge
  • Foam Brush
  • Scrabook paper
  • Acrylic Paint

{How To}

1. Print your photograph on tissue paper.  

Start off by taking a sheet of tissue paper and trimming it slightly larger than 8.5x11".  Fold the edges of the tissue paper over a sheet of  8.5x11" cardstock and secure with tape.  This will create a sturdy surface which can be fed through your printer.   In your photo editing software print an 8x10 photograph onto the tissue paper.

2. Cut strips of patterned paper from scrapbook paper and adhere them with the Mod Podge to the sides of the canvas.
3. Apply a layer of Mod Podge to the front of the canvas.  Remove the tissue paper from the cardstock and gently lay it on the front of the canvas.  Smooth out all the bubbles using a plastic card. 
4.  Apply a layer of Mod Podge over the entire image, including the sides.  Allow to dry.
5. Add a distressed look by filling in the white spaces along the edge with black acrylic paint.

This method of "printing" on canvas was so easy and really quite inexpensive that I am definitely going to be doing this again really soon.  My In-laws have an anniversary coming up and I think this will make the perfect gift for them.

Thanks for stopping by

September 6, 2011

Want to make it Fabulous & Win

Vintage Inspired Halloween Decor Plaque

Want2Scrap™, Spellbinders™ Paper Arts and JustRite® Stampers Designers have teamed up to bring you an 
amazing four day Blog Hop Event starting Sept 6 -9 .

Each day we will be sharing a link list with you
for the featured designers! 
What would a blog hop be without prizes? Yes, we will also be giving away


Want2Scrap:  Two $25.00 Gift
Spellbinders™ Paper Arts: Two Die Template sets with a value of $24.99
JustRite® Stamper: Two Stamp Sets of the winner’s choice
{How To Enter}
Simply leave me a comment here on my blog, and on each participating blog along the hop. The winners will be drawn from all the blog comments (so be sure to visit them 
all and leave a comment on each one to increase your chances of winning)
 contest for the prizes will be open until midnight Saturday, September 10th
 Winners will be announced on Monday September 12th on the company blogs

If you are new to Want2Scrap, Spellbinders Paper Arts or JustRite Stampers here is a little information about all three of these amazing companies. Each company offeres a unique line of products that work wonderfully together to make some fabulous designs.

manufacturers rhinestones lines including the specialty Nestabling™ line along with the newly released Nestaboard™ chipboard line that coordinates perfectly with the Spellbinders™ Nestabilities™ die templates. Want2Scrap™ also manufacturers their own line chipboard albums and accents, acrylic albums, and multi-layered laser designs and other fine scrapbooking products. Want2Scrap™ brings ease of use and flexibility in their product lines by offering products uniquely tailored to its customers’ needs. Follow Want2Scrap on Facebook and the Want2Scrap Blog!

Spellbinders Paper Arts
Sophistication, value and maximum versatility make Spellbinders™ die
templates #1. Beautiful Details Inspiring Creativity…Spellbinders unique
triple function die templates allow you to cut, emboss, and then stencil
through the die template for unlimited possibilities. The Spellbinders Grand
Calibur® and Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities™ cut and emboss up to 11¾”,
taking die cutting to grand proportions. Follow Spellbinders on Facebook,
Twitter and the Spellbinders Blog!

JustRite Stampers 

JustRite's® entire collection of stamps are designed to be compatible with Spellbinders™ die templates.  JustRite Original's interlocking stamp system allows you to mix and match borders and centers to create dozens of design possibilites. Since the Spring of 2008,  JustRite Original stampshave been designed to coordinate with the Spellbinders Paper Arts Nestabilities®-Decorative Elements and Basic Shapes.  In January of 2011 JustRite began introducing Cling Stamps Sets designed to coordinate with Spellbinders Paper Arts Nestabilities Labels.  JustRite Cling stamps are deeply etched pre-cut red rubber mounted on Static Cling Foam made in the USA . Cling sets come on a colored 8 1/2" x 61/2" Storage Panel for easy storage in JustRite's  Cling Mini Binder Box.  
For thousands of ideas on projects using JustRite and Spellbinders™ die templates die templates visit the JustRite Design Gallery and the JustRite Blog. You can also follow our blog by following us on

{Supply List}
{Link Lists}
You can find all the links for each days event this week on the following manufacture's blogs:

Want2Scrap™ Blog
Spellbinders Paper Arts Blog
JustRite Stampers Blog

{Sep 8}
Blog Hop Participants
{ Sep 7 }
Blog Hop Participants

Thank you for joining us today on this super exciting event.  Don't forget to leave a comment here and on all the other blogs for a chance of winning any one of the fabulous prizes!