Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving Placecards (Almost)!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my US friends! I hope that you have the chance to sit down and celebrate with those that you hold dear today!

I wanted to share a little project that I made for our little Thanksgiving table this year.

We typically don't use place cards at our personal family table but I love the idea of them! I decided to create some cards to put at each place setting that shared a little message rather than state the name.

The combo of the fall colored papers (thanks to my win from DCWV) along with some sequins and twine seemed very autumn-ish to me!

I thank you for stopping by to take a look today and I am grateful to YOU, my lovely blog followers for your kind comments and blog views! The blogging world is a very fun and inspiring place and I appreciate your part in it!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Scrap Happy~

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A Thankful Heart

Once I started collecting so many pretty papers, ribbons, buttons, etc. I made a vow that I would not purchase greeting cards anymore. I've found that if I buckle down, I can make all of the cards that I typically send out in a year. Time is my biggest challenge but it has been working so far!

This is a card that I made for my Grandpa who is in a care facility in the neighboring town. Although I get the chance to see him pretty often, his love of receiving mail has me creating little things to send to him from time to time. And the fact that I've inherited my need for symmetry from him...

My Grandpa hangs his cards in his room on each side of the doorway. He likes to make sure that they are evenly hung with equal amounts on each side. His Thanksgiving cards were one off so I had to make sure to send my card A.S.A.P. to get those cards symmetrical again! :) I am like that with pretty much everything as well; I love discovering little similar connections like that!

I recently won a prize over at DCWV and they sent an extremely generous prize! Three of their stacks arrived at my door! I loved all of them and got to work using one of them on this card.

I am so grateful for so many things today. My Grandpa being one! 85 years old and, with the exception of Alzheimer's, he is a pretty healthy guy! I also am so grateful for the opportunity to create. I'd love to do it more often but for now I am thankful for the moments I get!

What are you thankful for today?

Scrap Happy~

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Thankful for...Ribbon Carousel Challenge: Holidays and Celebrations!

 Hello Everyone! So happy to be sharing my creation for the Ribbon Carousel Challenge with you today! Since those of us in the US will be celebrating Thanksgiving in a couple of days, I wanted to share a card that I made to send out to my loved ones to offer a bit of inspiration! The theme for this challenge is: Holidays and Celebrations.

I've really been using the cut out image of shapes on my cards lately. And, of course, who doesn't love a good scalloped circle? Ha! My obsession with scalloped anything continues.

And just a bit of burlap ribbon at the bottom, gives the card a little texture and dimension!

I am certain that there will be a lot of holiday crafting going on this month! Be sure to stop by the Ribbon Carousel Blog to get all of the rules and link up your Holidays & Celebrations creation and you could be the proud owner of a new Ribbon Carousel! You could give yourself a little gift, you never know! :) Just be sure to create a NEW project and use ribbon, twine, thread, washi tape, wire or anything that comes on a spool on your creation!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Scrap Happy~

Monday, November 25, 2013

Ribbon Carousel Holiday Blog Hop

Hey everyone! We've got such a treat in store for you this weekend! To celebrate all of those beautiful Ribbon Carousels being used around the world (yes, we've shipped Carousels to 27 countries now!) to keep ribbon, twine, washi tapes and spooled items tidy, we'll be hopping around our amazing Crewmates blogs for the next 4 days showing you all of the beautiful and creative ways that our designers use THEIR Ribbon Carousels!

Take a look at how I've loaded up my Ribbon Carousel! I've never had a spot for all of my American Crafts ribbon and jute until I got my Ribbon Carousel. It was a perfect size for all of the spools.

I also wanted to store the ribbon that I use the most on my Ribbon Carousel for easy access. So, since I use a lot of white tulle and blue & gold twine (our school colors) I added those to my carousel as well.

One of my favorite parts of  the Ribbon Carousel is the gorgeous knob at the top. It is so solid and sturdy and well...sparkly and pretty! :)

Would you like to win your very own Ribbon Carousel? Here is what you need to do: Visit the Designer’s blogs that are participating in each day of the blog hop and comment on their posts as you go. One of the Crewmate’s Holiday blogs (from each hop day) will be randomly chosen as the ‘it’ blog and a winner will be picked using a random number generator from the comments left on that Crewmate’s Holiday Blog Hop post.

You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more Crewmate Blogs you comment on, the better your chances are of winning your very own Ribbon Carousel! The Blog Hop will be open until 11:59 PM Eastern Time Monday, November 25th with the winners being announced Tuesday morning on the Ribbon Carousel Blog.

Already have a Ribbon Carousel?  Share a photo of YOUR Ribbon Carousel on our FaceBook page OR email it to, and we'll share it for you!  You'll be in special drawing  for your choice of a Ribbon Carousel or 4 packages of spools!

For  those  that  want  a  Ribbon  Carousel  NOW!  Mark  your  calendar!  We'll  be  having  our  LOWEST  SALE   PRICE  of  the  YEAR  sale  on  the  Ribbon  Carousels  and  Spools  beginning  Wednesday,  November  27th--Cyber-­-Monday, December  2nd! No  coupon  code  needed! Just  go  to  our store  and  enjoy  some   happy  shopping! 
Here  are  the  participants  for  Day  4  of  the  Ribbon  Carousel  Holiday  Blog  Hop.  Enjoy!

Scrap Happy~

Friday, November 8, 2013

Thankful Project and Exciting News!

Hello! I am so happy that you stopped by today since I have a pretty little project to share with you along with some exciting news! First, my project...

The coloring is a bit off, I apologize for that. Anyway, this is a little favor box that I made recently for WRMK when they were featured on HSN. I used their Harvest collection, which I continue to find so pretty and versatile. 

I used the WRMK Chevron Washi Tape around the outside of the box and I loved the layered look it created! That washi tape is simply gorgeous on products and really fun to play with!

I used a Silhouette cut on my Cameo for the shape of the box and adjusted it to be the size I was desiring. I then used pop dots to pop up the sentiment and washi for the outside of the box. 

And, the sentiment on my little box says it all since I am so thankful to WRMK for allowing me this opportunity...

If you have been looking around on my blog, this has been here for a while but I thought I'd wait until my month of gratitude to share my exciting news! I am so excited to be designing for We R Memory Keepers! It is definitely a blessing and a privilege to be a part of the We R Memory Keepers design team! I hope to be able to design projects that truly showcase WRMK products! 

I still find it a little surreal to have this opportunity and I couldn't be happier! Thanks for stopping by today and I hope that this month allows you some time for gratefulness as well!

Scrap Happy~