Thursday, April 10, 2014

Gift Bags Galore!

You know that moment when you go to wrap your gift and you don't have quite the right sized bag or box for your gift and you scramble around wondering if you should just empty the _______ out of that box and reuse that one? Well, maybe I am the only one who does that last part, but fear not...after using this gift bag punch from We R Memory Keepers, you will seriously never have to wonder that again. Seriously.


Once I figured out how to use this We R Memory Keepers punch, I seriously could *not* stop making bags. I only needed six bags for Create & Craft that is happening in London right now (and yes, it thrills me just a bit that my cute little bags are in London :) but I couldn't stop and made nine of them instead!


I love how they are versatile in that you can secure the top with ribbon or you can leave it loose to make handles and fill the bag with tissue!


I just love how they all turned out and how it is so easy to personalize the bag for the person it is intended for! It doesn't get much easier than that! Thanks for stopping by today, it was nice to share something crafty! It's been a while and things have been busy as I explained in my last post! Until next time...

Scrap Happy,
Melissa

Monday, April 7, 2014

Reasons Why...

Hello my lovely, neglected blog readers. I have been absent from blogging lately and I am sorry. I have mostly been getting crafty for assignments and then mailing them on their happy way and not taking photos of them. I am sorry. I think of my blog often. However, I hope you'll understand that I've been doing a lot of this...





While drinking gallons of this...


All while trying to be this...





And finally finishing this...


While simultaneously trying to maintain this...


So forgive me, if you will, for my lack of craftiness. When all is done and I've defended my thesis and walked across that stage, I promise that I will be sharing again. Until then, say a little prayer for all of the above to be done with grace and with dignity intact! Thanks! :)

Scrap Happy,
Melissa

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Ribbon Carousel Challenge #90: Washi Tape

Hello! So glad that you stopped by to take a look at the layout that I created for RCC#90...Washi Tape! I do enjoy some pretty washi tape, and I am hoping you do too. Here is what I created.


I used the washi in this layout behind the title in the word "Clare" as well as in the corners of the newborn baby foot (how cute are newborn feet?!?!)


I liked using the washi behind her name because it allowed the name to pop a little more. That is what I love about washi, it is a bit subtle when you want it to be!


This collection is the Crate Paper: Little Bo Peep collection which I adore! I made a layout of my mom and I when I was a baby using this collection that was recently published in Scrapbook Trends as well. Such a gorgeous baby collection!

Make sure that you stop by the Ribbon Carousel Blog today to see what the other designers have created for this challenge! Also, I encourage you to play along! Be sure to link up your creation >>here<< and show off your creativity!

Scrap Happy~
Melissa



Friday, February 14, 2014

Simple and Heartfelt!

Happy Valentines Day! While I am not the type of person to go all out for this day, I do like to make my hubby a card to remind him how much he is loved.


I absolutely loved using the WRMK Chalkboard collection for this card along with a little Sheer Metallic washi tape. Although some of the colors and patterns in the collection are more feminine, I like how this one is masculine with a bit of whimsy. And, I kept it clean and simple, no sequins on this one! :)


And inside, is a message along the lines of, "There is a place in my heart that only you can fill." He also gets an unexpected gift from the kids and I when we're all home tonight that I know he will love!

Thanks for taking a look today!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Tune In!

If you happen to have cable and want to tune in today to HSN, there will be a bunch of We R Memory Keepers products being featured today, including some cute little pillow boxes (made by me!) using the Pillow Box Punch Board!


This is such a gorgeous and really, really versatile collection (that is the part that I loved most about it) called Inked Rose. It is classic and modern all at the same time!


And here are a few more...


Hope you are able to take a look today! There are many other items being featured as well!

Scrap Happy~
Melissa

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Numbers Ninja

When my daughter told me that she wanted to take Algebra 1 as a 7th grader, I will admit, that feeling of dread came over me. I am not a numbers person. At all. Like, really, really, not. I think you get what I mean. I was so proud of her and wanted to encourage her to pursue her goals so my husband and I gave her the go ahead.


I had found a fun notebook for her to use that had that 3-D effect with a bunch of numbers. When she was done with the notebook, I cut it up to use on this layout! In person, the numbers "move" around.


I've been loving the gold trend that is out there these days and I knew I wanted to incorporate that into the layout. I used some of the Pink Paislee Luxe collection to get the shine as well as the gold Thickers that I recently picked up.


I used several pieces from one of my Gossamer Blue kits along with a new pieces from Echo Park too. This is very much a hodge-podge of collections! The sketch is from Creative Scrappers who always have sketches that I love!


It was really fun to be able to document this moment along her math journey! My wish for her is that it is a very successful one!

Scrap Happy~
Melissa

Friday, January 31, 2014

16?!?

My oldest child just turned 16! Sixteen! 16! XVI! Part of me thinks, of course he's 16! The other part of my thinks that he should still be asking for a sippy cup and snuggling his stuffed whale at bedtime! I've heard it said, "The days go slow, but the years go fast." That is true (mostly...some days fly before I even get through #2 on my to-do list) but it is still a bit of a surprise that we've hit this milestone.


I saw the sketch that I used over at Creative Scrappers and I knew that I wanted to use this WRMK birthday collection: Hip Hip Hooray! to create the layout. I love the bright colors and the festiveness of the papers.


I stayed pretty true to the sketch but I did throw in a few extra pieces of confetti. Additionally, I did NOT use sequins on this layout (a first in a long time) for me! :)


With a great sketch and a great collection, it was really fun creating this layout! It just seems so celebratory to me. And, I'll tell you, this kid is worth celebrating! Thus far, the teenage years pretty much rock!

Thanks for stopping by to look today! Hope you come back again!

Scrap Happy~
Melissa