Saturday, August 11, 2012

Show and Tell Saturday - Sweetly Scrapped

Today I wanted to share with you an amazing site - Sweetly Scrapped - for freebie printables and here are more.  They offer many freebies and many others that you can purchase!  Exploring this site could take your quite some time but I thought that I might share some of my favorites!

1.  Who can resist this camera?
  2.  I love these banners and tickets!
3.  Check out these cute washi tape strips!
4.  I actually won these in a giveaway at Sweetly Scrapped and they are adorable!!!
5.  And these colorful watches!
6.  And the teacher in me couldn't resist these pencil toppers.  I hate those "cute little pencils that never sharpen as prizes but these little toppers would be cute on any regular pencil!
If you haven't checked out this site, please do!  It is amazing!!!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Viewmaster Slides Tutorial and Handmade Embellishment Linky Party

I have loved the trend of Viewmaster slides as of late but I haven't been able to find them in my LSS.  So then I started thinking . . . Cassy . . . why not make some of your own to coordinate with your layouts.  So I started playing with punches and such and here is what I came up with.  I made several of different sizes for the following layout for my NAS DT reveal.  The layout also made Cookin' Up Creation's layout of the week!  YAY!

And here is how I made the slides:

1.  First I gathered supplies.  I needed a circle (mine was a 3" circle), coordinating scraps, a 1" square punch - or you could hand cut them, a rectangle and oval hand punch, and a 1" circle punch.

2.  Next, I place a small mark on the top, bottom, left, and right to line things up.  I used my quilting mat that I work on for that but a ruler would work just fine,

3.  Then I glued a 1" square next to each mark.  You will need 12 squares in total for a 3" circle.

4.  I then glued 2 squares in between each of my marked squares and I trimmed an old paper flower and punched a coordinating 1" circle and glued them in the center.

5.  And finally, I erased the marks and punched 4 rectangles and just nipped the edges in between each square with the oval punch to create the round marks.

Here is another layout that I created recently with a handmade embellishment.  I found the flower tutorial on Pintrest and couldn't resist making a smaller version.  I also trimmed the outside edge to make a more delicate flower when I was finished.

So share with us your favorite handmade embellishment.  Link back to your blog if possible and we will have a collection of amazing inspiration.  Also, I will again send out a small RAK for the random drawing for anyone who enters.  Remember you can link up to five projects, cards, or layouts!  Last week's winner was Jan!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

CUC's New Theme

I love the sights and sounds of an amusement park. The cotton candy, popcorn, caramel apples (my personal fav), waffle cones, bright colors, bright lights at night, and so much more! The month's theme at Cookin' Up Creations is. . . . wait for it . . . . Amusement Parks!  Come join us for some amazing challenges and great prizes and frankly, just a fun and supporting place to share!  You won't be disappointed and may even find a new home to visit daily.