Monday, February 25, 2013

AEI{Heart}U Challenge

Hello friends,

I know it's been quiet on the blog recently, and I am sorry I have been MIA.  With the new year, I seem to have caught the organization, cleaning, purging bug and have been ruthlessly reorganizing every corner of the house. I haven't started on my craft room yet, but will be starting that next month, and I will be sure to share some before and after pictures.

I was able to carve out some crafty time over the weekend, and I wanted to share a card I created for Avery Elle's I {Heart}You challenge.


I used AE's Blossoms and Blooms and Knotty to create this fun floral card.  I used the triple line stamp from Knotty to make the gingham pattern on the fishtail flag,. Then I stamped the flower, stem and sentiment from Blossom and Blooms onto a die-cut circle.  I tried to capture the bright, beautiful colors from this gorgeous  inspiration photo:

That's all for me today.  Thanks for stopping by! 


Monday, February 11, 2013

Soapin' you'll be my Valentine


I have been busy in Cupid' sweatshop workshop this weekend cooking up some good clean fun for this Valentine's Day.


Yep, heart-shaped soaps. Here they are packaged up and ready to go: 


Check out my post on the Neat and Tangled blog for details on how this project came together!  

Thanks for stopping by! 


PS- I love reading your comments and truly appreciate each and every kind word or piece of advice you share, but due to spam (boo!), I have had to enable comment moderation on the blog for the time being.  Thank you for your patience!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Project Life Share: The Seas

Hi all,

Popping in to share something a little different today.  You see, years and years ago, I really enjoyed scrapbooking. I mean loved it with every fiber of my being.  A few years back, I discovered stamping and cardmaking, I evolved, and scrapbooking sorta fell to the wayside. Now I still have all these pictures that I want to organize and preserve.... if only there was a way to combine the best of both worlds...

Enter Project Life.... I took a breath and decided to give this format a try.  Today I am sharing my very first   Project Life page.


As someone who makes lots of cards these days, I really like working within the 2x3 and 4x6 pockets. I also love that I can create accents using my stamps.


I used the Surf and Turf set from Paper Smooches stamps to accent my title card and another little accent card.  I thought the images worked well with the Nemo and Friends theme from Epcot. 


I plan to audition Project Life as a solution by using it to document our trip to Disney World last year. I will be sharing my Project Life pages on my blog from time to time.  

So any advice for this PL newbie?  How do you combine stamping and scrapbooking?  Cardmakers, do you scrapbook?  Scrapbookers, do you make cards?  How do you combine your passions and find time for both?  I would love your thoughts! 

Well, thank you so much for stopping by!  Have a great weekend!


Monday, February 4, 2013

Skipping Stones Winners!

Hello and Happy Monday!

Just popping by today to announce the winners of the Skipping Stones stamps sets from last week's hop.

Winner of Heartsong was selected from Stephanie Mino’s blog:

Winner of Grapeful was selected from Tesa Broman’s blog:

Winner of Sassy Snow was selected from Pamela Young’s blog

Congratulations ladies!  Please drop me an email at scrappy_diva (at) yahoo (dot) com and let me know your mailing address. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a winning day!