Friday, January 18, 2013

Houndstooth- True XOXO

New in the new year: out with the zebra in with the houndstooth! In honor of this switch, we dug up or created some “houndstoothy” projects for ya over at True XOXO. Whether it’s a little or a lot, doesn’t it just make your page classier? I was in the "dug up" category- still haven't managed to get back into the crafty swing of things after all the holiday madness and sickness at my house.'s a houndstooth favorite of mine from last year:

My houndstooth portion is the red cardstock behind the photo. I ran that through my Big Shot using the houndstooth embossing folder (one of my favorites) and then inked it up a bit with light blue craft ink to pull out the patter. Now it's your turn, hop on over to True XOXO and show us your houndstooth! =) T

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Where's Wesley- Twisted Tuesday

This week at Twisted Tuesday we're going off the beaten path... Somewhere on your creation you need to "off stamp". You know like a flower stamped off to the side of your card stock and only seeing part of it on your creation?! We also have a twist- the "Beaten" part of our challenge....crumple up something. Here's what I came up with:

For my layout I cut strips of scraps and then stamped question marks randomly off the edges all over. For the beaten portion of the challenge I crumpled and inked the grey card stock mat. Quick and easy layout that took less than 20 minutes to complete, I LOVE those kinds of projects!

Want to go off the beaten path with us? Hop on over to Twisted Tuesday Challenges to see projects from the rest of the DT and link up your own! =) T

Friday, January 11, 2013

True XOXO & If It's Groovy Blog Hop!!!

Hello and welcome to the next stop on the True XOXO Birthday Buddy Blog Hop! If It’s Groovy and True XoXo Scrapbooking have teamed up to bring you double the fun in everything you know in a blog hop! IIG just celebrated its 4th birthday, and XoXo just turned 3!

Happy birthday to us!

So, in order to win the XoXo gdt prize, all you have to do is (for the first 3 steps, go to the XoXo main page and look in the upper right hand corner):
  1. ‘Follow Blog via email’.
  2. Like our Facebook page.
  3. Follow us on Twitter. true_xoxo_scrap
  4. Comment on this post after you’ve commented on all the other blogs in the birthday hop.
That’s it! Then you’re in it to win it! I've listed all the hoppers below in case you get lost along the way, but let's take a peek at my project for the hop first. September is my month to scrap about, and for me that month is all about my mom. Her birthday is September 11th, and we always try our best to make it a special day for her. I created this "Queen for a Day" layout for her, with 2 (not so great) pics of her birthday dinner last year. 

Ready to keep on hopping? Below is a list of all the blogs – take yourself on a trip through the year! =) T

Michelle H
Tiffany (YOU ARE HERE!)
Queen Kat

Friday, January 4, 2013

Smile- Twisted Tuesdays

This week at Twisted Tuesdays we're playing with a sketch, plus the added twist of confetti. Here's the sketch we're using:

and here's what I've created:

This is a pic of my son and nieces and nephews at their annual bday party- all 6 of them have birthdays within Sept and Oct, so we do a big group birthday bash. It's so much fun to have them celebrate together, and we only have to buy 1 cake!!  I had a great scrap of pattern paper with numbers all over it, so I punched out circles to put along the side of the layout (matching the sketch) and added a banner to each with one of the birthday kid's name and age! For the confetti twist, I added dots of glitter glue all over the background in bright colors to match their shirts.

Want to get in on the sketch? Link up with us over at Twisted Tuesdays, we'd love to see your work! =)T

"Smile" linking up to:
-Twisted Tuesdays sketch+confetti
-Crafty Mess sparkle
-Desert Island Craft Challenge countdown, party, glitter, anything but a card

Hello Santa- The Craft Garden

Hello and happy 2013 everyone!! I am happy to say I just squeaked by and met my goal of making 212 layouts for 2012...and now it's time to start the 213 layouts for the new year!! First up is a layout for this month's challenge at The Craft Garden. The challenge for January is to create a project that is at least 50% red, and I think this hopefully qualifies:

This paper is actually from a card kit I've had in my stash for a few years. I really liked the colors and patterns, so I cut apart the cards creating strips that kind of give the illusion that I was working with a full sheet of paper!

Are you ready to see red? Hop on over to The Craft Garden and see what the rest of the DT has come up with, and link up your own red projects as well! =) T

"Hello Santa" linking up to:
-The Pink Elephant color combo
-Lasting Memories Santa Claus is Coming to Town