Just A Scrappin' Challenge #13--Christmas in July

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Good morning fellow crafters,

This week's challenge is Christmas in July using any cartridge and the colors, black, pink and white. To begin with this is a difficult challenge for me: 1) I am not ready for Christmas, not even close to thinking about it. And secondly, I am not a pink girl. I more into black. Okay, black is my go-to color. However, I appreciate this week's challenge because it pushed me as a crafter to step outside of my crafting comfort zone. I thought to myself, "Keia, if you are already on a limb, you might as well jump." So I did a project rather than my usual card layout.

My thought process was that the colors black, pink and white lent itself to a vintage Christmas project. Mix in pearls and ribbon and voila! I hope you enjoy my Christmas door hanger. Please do not forget to check out my fellow DT members' projects at Just A Scrappin'.

Happy Crafting,


Recipe: Completed project 8"

Paper: DCWV, Recollections, Stampin' Up, MME (Bella)
Cartridges: Elegant Edges (4 3/4"); Birthday Bash (banner cut at 8", 7 3/4", 7 1/2"); Winter Frolic (reindeer 2 3/4") and sentiment (3")
Brad: Recollections
Pearl Swirl: MME (Lost and Found); Pearls, Stampin' Up
Ribbon: Michaels
Chipboard: stash
Cuttlebug folder: swirls

Blog Candy Give-Away!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Good morning fellow crafters and bloggers,

I wanted to first write thank you for the fabulous turnout for Just A Scrappin's first blog hop! We had a fabulous time hosting such a creative event and look forward to do so again!

Now for the winner of the Basic Grey 6x6 pad and embellishments is *BABE! Thank you so much for participating!

Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting,


*Participant chosen using

Just A Scrappin' "SUMER FUN" Blog Hop!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Good morning fellow blogger and crafters!

Wahoo, happy summer! We are celebrating the "Fun of Summer" with out design team members at Just A Scrappin'. The DT did a splendid job of helping you to beat the heat with summer crafting projects, which reflect what each of us like about summer.

If you are just stopping by, please start at the beginning at Just A Scrappin' (we wouldn't want you to miss out on any of the fun). If you are following the blog hop, you should have just hopped over from Melitta's blog. If you have gotten lost along the way, there is a blog hop list at the bottom to get you back on track!

And to add to the excitement, we have blog candy not only at Just A Scrappin', but at several of the individual DT members' websites. To be eligible to win, become a follower (if you are not already one) and leave a comment on each of the members' blogs. You will be glad you did!

To express my summer glee, I created a summer hat. Yes, you will never find me without my trusty hat, at the beach, grocery store, or just running errands with the kids. I love my special, summer hat. Enjoy!

Paper: DCWV, K&Company, MME
Cartridge: Forever Young (welded 7"), Flower (3 1/2")
Tim Holtz Embossing Folder and Distress Ink
Ribbon: Michaels
Tag, Brad: Stamping Up!

And the blog candy!

Enjoy Basic Grey 6x6 Shine On pad and matching chipboard embellishments. To win, become a follower (if you are not already one) and leave a comment at the end of this post with contact information. I will announce a winner on Wednesday, July 18.

Thank you for stopping by and hopping along with us. Your next blog stop is Liz.

Liz:  (Next)
Kim D:
Nicole D:
Patti B:

Happy Scrapping,


Just A Scrappin' "Summer Fun" Blog Hop

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Happy Friday!

Can you feel the excitement? The first-ever Just A Scrappin' Blog Hop is this weekend! I am so excited and so is the entire design team. We have  projects, crafts, and all types of crafting goodness. Stop by and check us out! You will be glad you did!


Happy Birthday, Roy!

Friday, July 6, 2012

I am on fire this week, three cards down and I started on a mini album. This is a big deal for me, with two small little guys sometimes all I have a chance to do is look at all my pretty paper =)

This card is for my father-in-law...Happy Birthday, Dad!

Recipe: 4 1/2 x 5 1/2

Paper: October Afternoon (Cakewalk), Recollection
Miscellany: October Afternoon
Ticket/Stickles/Distress Ink: Tim Holtz
Cuttlebug Folder: Happy Birthday
Buttons: October Afternoon
Baker's Twine; The Twinery
Wire: Stampin' Up

July's Scraps Challenge

Wahoo! I am ahead of schedule thanks in part to the fact that I needed to make a Thank You card for a dear friend. I thought to myself, "I can kill two birds with one stone." I have the card I needed, and I challenged myself to use only scraps. Yes! I love it when a plan comes together.

I also love Pinterest. The design for this card was inspired by a card layout from a fellow crafter.  I just had to give it a try (adding my own special touches, of course). Enjoy!

Recipe: 4 1/4 x 4 1/4

Paper: Recollection, MME (Lime Twist...I really love that collection)
Cartridge: Flower Shoppe (2" and 1 3/4")
Brads: Stampin' Up, KI
Ink: Stampin' Up
Felt Butterfly: Michaels
Corner Rounder: EK Success

Just A Scrappin' Blog Hop--Wahoo!

Good Morning Fellow Crafters!

TGIF! I just wanted to let you know that Just A Scrappin' is doing its first blog hop--ever! The entire design team is craft giddy! Visit us the weekend of July 14th and 15th to join in on the will be glad you did!

Happy Crafting,


Challenge #11: Red, White and Blue

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Good morning fellow scrappers,

I want to write a heartfelt THANK YOU to the men and women who keep us safe, whether abroad or here at home. Also, thank you to the service members'  families who also serve by keeping the home front fires burning while our Airmen, Marines, Soldiers and Seamen do what they need to do.  Remember, FREEDOM is never FREE.

July 4th makes most of us think of backyard BBQs, town parades, fireworks and more. At Just A Scrappin' we are celebrating July 4th with a crafting bang! My fellow DT members and I are showcasing the RED, WHITE and BLUE (and two other colors) though cards, scrapbook layouts and patriotic projects. Hop on over and see what we are doing. You will be glad you did =)



Paper: K&Company, Recollection
Cartridges: Elegant Edges (Cut at 4 1/4)
Wire: Stampin' Up
Brads: KI
Ribbon: stash
Sentiment: Authentique