Tuesday, September 23, 2008

October Contest Kit

October's Contest Kit features Bo Bunny's My Darling Collection and costs $25 including shipping to a U.S. address.
The kit includes the following:

  • 2 sheets of My Darling Designer Paper

  • 2 sheets of Bella Designer Paper

  • 2 sheets of Clementine Designer Paper

  • 2 sheets of Dots Designer Paper

  • 2 sheets of Bo Bunny Double Dot card stock in Wine

  • 2 sheets of Bo Bunny Double Dot card stock in Coffee

  • 1 sheet of BFF My Darling Stickers

  • 1 yard of Fall Leaves Felt Fusion in Brown by Queen & Co.

  • 1 sheet of American Craft Thickers in Jewelry Box Metallic Wine Pink Alpha

  • 1 package of Cream/Brown/Pink/Red Flora Doodles Mini Jeweled Paper Flowers by Petaloo

  • 1 sheet of Rain Dots Peel and Stick Epoxy Eyelets in Pinks

Here are your choices of add-ons for the October Contest Kit:

Embellishment Add-On $8

  • 1 package of Yummy Cupcake Palette of Petals Daisy Layers Flower Petals by Petaloo

  • 1 sheet of Dahlia Rhinestone Stickers by Me and My Big Ideas

Alter It Add-On $8

  • Halloween Mini Book Kit by Making Memories: 1 flocked chipboard mini book, 1 sheet Word Fetti stickers, 1 sheet tag stickers, 1 sheet circle alpha stickers, and 2 (1 yard) trim pieces

Halloween Stamp Add-On $8

  • Inkadinkado Skulls Clear Seasonal Stamps

Pre-Order your October Contest Kit today by contacting me at Wish On A Scrap. Have a wonderful day.


Monday, September 22, 2008

So What Can You Do With Glitter?

Well, you've already seen my cute little glittery brads. And here's the card I made for Kim's PIF Card Challenge adding a touch of glitter just to create some fun shimmer and shine on her trick or treat bucket as well as the circle up top!

So why not create some glittery embellishments?
These two little guys were so easy to create, and you can really make them with any stamps you have. The bear (not sure who makes him, the box just said "Baby Scrapbooking", was colored in with my copics and then using a little glue, I sprinkled some glitter on his tummy. By the way, you can purchase BOTH glitter and copic markers with Loreen here at Wish on a Scrap. The buttony one, that was a little more complicated. The stamp set I used was Autumn Leaves - Sentiments Circles.

So if you liked my little button-type embellishment (the Sentiments Circles one), then you'll love my blog post tomorrow. It's a tutorial on how to make your own glittery buttony embellishment - or any glittery embellishment for that matter. So make sure you stop by!

Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Plastic Frames and Glitter Fun

About a year ago, I found someone on ebay selling a case (like hundreds) for clear plastic 4x6 picture frames for really cheap, and I thought... What a great deal!!! I forgot to ask myself what would I do with hundreds of these frames. A year later, and I've barely scratched the surface. However I have been having fun making things with them, and sharing my ideas with you all (such as my post it holders and calendars that you can see in the Altered Art tag on my blog).

So here's another pair of 2009 calendars. I got the template for the calendar itself HERE. I made them using the September Wish on a Scrap kit paper. One of them I used the limeade fibers that were an add-on for the kit and the other I used green glitter that Loreen sent me to mess around with. I have to say, I think I really am enjoying glitter. I really only thought I'd be able to use it for my brad creating, but it's slowly appearing on lots of other things I've been making. You'll have to stay tuned to see where else it's showing up.

Oh and want some picture frames? I've got a special Blog Candy Giveaway for readers of my blog and Rockbottom Scrapbookers. Leave a comment over on my blog on today's posting on my blog and a random winner (name pulled by Nicky) will win a box of 12 plastic frames. The winner will be chosen on Sunday and posted on my blog!
Happy Scrapping!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Post It Note Key Chains!

Happy Friday Everyone!!! Today I have some post-it note key chains to share with you! These are so much fun to make and are so cute too! Who couldn't use paper right at their finger tips! I know I need paper at the strangest times (which I usually don't have it with me)....not anymore with these cute holders!

I am working on a special project just for the Wish blog so be on the watch for that coming soon!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Fun Note Card Folder Gift Set

These note card folders were so easy and lots of fun to make. I got the tutorial from Katharina's blog. Then I made some little note cards and customized some envelopes to put inside. This would make a wonderful gift for someone!

This was the first folder that I made:
And the swirls just look so darn cute on the back....I just love this paper!!!!!:
And now for the 2nd folder....this paper was so much fun too....it had flocking on it...just gorgeous:
And the inside view...I used my Baroque Motifs stamp set again...the brown ink is Momento in Cocoa, and the blue ink is Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Broken China (which was part of the Sept. Wish Kit)...this was my 1st time using TH Distress Ink and I am HOOKED and just had to get a bunch more of it from Loreen....of course Loreen has all of the colors on her site, so go and check them out!
Here are the note cards with customized envelopes:
All paper was used from my Sept Kit to make both of these folders and note cards! Hope you enjoyed my swirly creations!

More Glitter

I don't want you to think that I just use glitter for blinging out my brads. NOOOOO! I want to share two little projects that I used more glitter for... an ATC and an Inchie!

Although you may not be able to see so well, one of those darling brads I used yesterday is on the corner of the Hambly overlay on this inchie. And I also used my blue glitter to create some pop for that flower. Rather then leaving it to be a white cut out, I covered it with some adhesive and poured more glitter all over that bad boy. The results, a beautifully sparkly flower made especially for this ATC. That's right, it's a one of a kind!

And using yet another one of my brads, I decided to go glitsy for an inchie as well. Covering my inchie just like I did with my brads yesterday, I coated it then with a mixed lot of the colors of glitter I had lying around on my table. Use a piece of Hambly overlay and then centered it with my favorite brad of the group yesterday, my green star!

There are plenty of fun things to do with glitter, and the sets that Loreen sells allows you a mixed lot of some great colors too! If your interested in purchasing the glitter set from her, don't think twice! It has some great embellishment potential for a small price. Contact her today!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Having Fun with Glitter - Embellishing Brads and More...

When Loreen asked me what I wanted to work with first now that I'm a part of the design clique, we started talking about different projects I've seen on the internet that I've always wanted to try. One of them was creating my own brads... The concept seemed simple enough. But little did we know, once that glitter showed up at my house, would I be playing with it in entirely different way. You can actually cater your brads to meet whatever your needs may be!

For starters, in order to embellish your own brads, there are a few things you'll need to get started - a bowl to put your glitter in, a piece of foam for your brads to dry on, a paper piercer to put holes in the foam (not pictures), brads (I used Making Memories) Inkssentials Glossy Accents, and glitter (I used Barbara Trombley's Art Glitter in Reggae - it has roughly 6 different color tubes of glitter you can use alone or mix them up!).

Pop some holes in the foam with enough space between them so that your brads aren't touching one another. You want to do this first so that you don't damage the brads when putting them into the foam block to dry.

Put your glitter into the bowl. Make sure the glitter is deep enough so that you aren't touching the bowl itself when pressing down with the brad.

Cover the head of the brad with the Glossy Accents and then dip the head of the brad into the glitter. You can use your fingers to gently press down onto the glittered head as well as make sure that your brad head has retained its own shape (for the star I went around it with my paper pierces so that it wasn't lumpy around the edges).

Let your brads dry for a day or two just to ensure that you don't loose any of the glitter. And there you have it.. nice and easy and designed perfectly for whatever you need your sparkly brads to match.

So go make something sparkle!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Craft Sunday!

Today I spent a lot of time playing with the September Kit and let me tell you that I can not get enough of these papers! I am having soooooo much fun playing with them! Everything that I make just seems to keep coming out WONDERFUL with these gorgeous papers! If you haven't seen the kit you need to head to the Wish On A Scrap store to check out what I am talking about!

Here is another card that I made to go along with my Card Holder Box from yesterday! I used the clear snap fibers in limeade from this month's add-ons to accent a few of the green lines on the paper...which added that little extra zing and bling! I used my circle nesties for decoration. The scalloped circle is sprayed with iridescent gold glimmer mist! Gotta love the bling look! The stamp is from the Stampin' Up set Baroque Motifs! I love that stamp set....it's my favorite!

Next, I altered a notepad that I had laying around from a $1 bin somewhere! I used my nesties again (which were purchased from Wish On A Scrap). I used cinnamon stickles as an accent on the scalloped circle. The letter T was stamped with my Stampin' up set Lovely Letters. I used Glossy Accents (that I purchased from Loreen) over top of the white circle to give it that extra shine. This is a gift for a friend.....but I can't tell you who yet, because I just made it today and don't want to ruin the surprise! Hee hee!
I decorated the inside by putting some big scallops on the edge of the paper!
Hope you enjoyed these creations! I have a lot more that are in progress so make sure to come back as I will have a few more projects for you this week!!!!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

September Kit Card Gift Box!

First off I want to say that Loreen did an amazing job picking out this kit! It is so much fun to play with!!!! For my first project on the Design Clique I made this cute little card gift box! It's big enough to fit cards the size of 4 1/4 x 5 inside! (The tutorial for this box can be found on Diana's blog.) This paper was so amazing to work with...you hardly had to emblish at all because of the beauty of the paper! If you look close at the blue background paper on my box, I used my silver glitter mist and stencils...the stencils are so much fun to play with....however a hint when using the glitter mist.....hold the bottle at least a foot away from your paper and coat the paper lightly (I held mine almost 2 feet away and slightly misted numerous coats on the paper. If you get to close and spray you will end up with big blotches of water on your paper and it looks really bad when it dries. Trust me on this because I did it the first time I tried playing today!) Here is the side view so you can see the dimension of the box!
And here's the other side with one of my cards inside that I also made with the September kit!
Here is the card! I used everything from the kit for this card except the ribbons that are tied in bows...those were from my stash. The ric rac and paper are all in the kit! Everything coordinates so WONDERFUL...it makes creating so easy!!!!!
I am working on another surprise so come back tomorrow to see what else is made with this fun kit!!!! Hope you are all enjoying your weekend!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Congratulations Lisa & Another Prize

The winner for August's Contest Kit was Lisa Jones. She created a gorgeous chipboard album using the kit. Lisa received the most votes from the members of RBSS and and won the September Contest Kit for free. Thank you to everyone who congratulated Lisa and participated in our contest.

As you know, I love giving out prizes! As promised to the members of the RBSS group, I will send out some goodies for just participating in the selection process our winner. And the winner is....

Here are your random numbers:

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Congratulations Susan!!! Contact me for your prize =)


What Amazing Add Ons!

I will be the first one to admit I wasn't sure what on earth I was going to do with the Clear Snap Fibers in Limeade from this month's add-ons. I've never really been a fiber gal, so using them was going to be a challenge for me. But then I decided it would be the perfect way to frame my bella, courtesy of one of my Design Clique friends, Kim. After using my sewing machine to do the stitching, I was able to use some clear glue and adhere the fibers. I then used a brayer to secure them and finally hand stitched my buttons onto the card. Oh and as for my coloring, it was done with copics that I bought through Wish on a Scrap. They really are a FANTASTIC investment.
Until next time...

(This card will be seen in the October Issue of Scrapbook New and Review)

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Sept Kit Gift Bag Set

The Sept Kit worked perfect for my Gift Bag Set! I found the tutorial for the bag at Stampin'With Di. I've made one before but I enlarged this one to be 6x2x6. I used my MS border punch for the bottom and top borders. I cut out a circle and used my round flower punch by Fiskars to make the design in the handle. I then used my Coluzzle to cut out a center hole, cut it in half, and there was my handle! The ribbon is some I had in my stash to tie the bag shut. I added a tag to my bag and attached it with a little key chain I found! I made 3, 5.5x4.5 cards to go into the bag. Stamps are from Studio G and ribbon is from the stash bin! All CS is from the Sept kit. What fun paper to work with! It sure had my brain working!
Thanks for stopping by! Hope to see you soon!!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Quote Book - September Kit Preview

Hi all, I'm Kimmie, one of the proud member of the new Wish on a Scrap Design Clique. I'm a stay at home mom to two darling little boys - Nicky who will be 2 years old on September 30th and Matty who is almost 5 months. I'm also the blogger over at CraftingforSanity.
I was lucky enough to get my hands on the September kit a few days early, and wanted to share something that I made with the kit. It's a quote book. Everything (except the stamped image and the quotes) were a part of this months kit and add-ons. The best part about the kit, as I've said before, is that it's only $25 including shipping. Okay, enough rambling... here's my quote book.

(Large Tim Holtz Fragments, Limeade Clear Snap Fibers, Brads, and Patterned Paper from the Kit and Add-Ons)

(Patterned Paper, Flowers, Brads, & Magic Mesh from the Kit and Add-Ons)

(Doodlebug Designs Buttons, Patterned Paper, and Chipboard Leaf from the Kit and Add-Ons)

(Doodlebug Designs Buttons and Patterned Paper from the Kit and Add Ons)

And isn't all the paper just to die for? It's all double sided, and you can't imagine how incredible the texture is on the glittery side! It's all from Best Creations, The Dandelion Wish Collection.

I can't say enough how lucky I am to be working with such a great Design Clique under a fantastic leader, Loreen! I really am so excited about the whole ordeal!

Until next time...



This is my second card I made from the Sept. Kit from Wish on a Scrap. This was also fun and very easy! I had a hard time figuring out what I wanted to do with the card after I had the oval cut out using my nesties. I love the paper and didn't want to take away from it. So I colored up Tilda with the colors that are in the dp. Then I added a ribbon and a bow. Used my Fiskars border punch for the side border. This paper is remarkable, You don't even want to put anything on it! Looks wonderful just the way it is! And I'm so bad, I want to hoard everything and save it! LOL
Thanks again for stopping by! Check back often!
deb-Design Clique

Sept. Kit!

Oh wow! I'm the first one to post!! I'm so excited to be on the Wish on a Scrap Design Cligue!! Thanks Loreen for having me! Also to my 2 other Cligues!! Kim and Kimmie!! Aren't we going to have fun girls!
I had 3 days to play and finished two cards. Both cards are made with the Sept. Kit from Wish on a Scrap. I can't say enough good things about these kits. Loreen does a fantastic job putting them together and not much you need, she has add on's that you can purchase. So if you haven't bought one yet, try your first one! You won't be sorry! I haven't missed a kit yet!
This card was created with NO stamping! Its 4.5x4.5. I cut the border off one of the designer cardstock and used the flowers at the bottom. between the card and flowers I used my nesties for the ovals . My Fiskars border punch at the top. I cut out the stem with leaves and mounted in on another nestie cutout. I raised the image with my pop dots. The ribbon I had in my stash. The dew drops are from Wish on a Scrap and the blue rhinestones I had in my stash! This card was so fun to make! The idea's are endless for this layout!
Thanks for stopping by, stop by again soon and check out all the creations that will be posted here!