Paper Hugs and Die Cut Dreams

Sunday, November 9, 2008

CropStop Crafty Kits!

Here's another item made with the Crafty kit.
This box was made with the Scor-Pal. I actually got found the directions off my friend Katie's blog and I LOVE the way it came out. The ScorPal site gives you directions on all sorts of sizes!!
For this box, I just added the Star Tag - a limited edition QuicKutz die which I got from The red star (Jolee's), ric rack and all papers are from the CropStop kit, which features Doodlebug papers.
Thanks for visiting! Be sure to run over to to get your kit now!!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

CropStop Grand Opening had their grand opening this weekend and we had LOTS of fun challenges. Some you can still enter as the challenges aren't due until the 9th!

Here's my challenge card - it was called a Flower to a Bouquet. You had to make an ATC and then make the ATC into something else. This is my finished project.

As always - thanks for stopping - come back tomorrow and I will have more stuff to show you!!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Maternal Bragging Rights

Nothing crafty to show today....but I figured I could show this picture of my beautiful daughter and her boyfriend. It was taken at my friend's wedding on November the first. I have also included a picture of the happy couple - Congratulations Christine!!!
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

More Grand Opening Items

This was a challenge from one of our Design Team Members - Dalis - during the Grand Opening Celebration last weekend. She challenged us to make two ROUND cards - now, I like circles as much as the next person - but I don't generally make cards in that shape! (I like squares!!) Needless to say, I was out of my comfort zone, but I think I did okay.
This first one is used with the largest round Nestability die and the 12" scalloped border die from QuicKutz, Cuttlebug D'vine Swirls embossing folder, black grosgrain ribbon and that ribbon slide is from Clear Dollar Stamps.
This second round card is using the largest Scalloped Circle Nestability, swirl organza ribbon (soon to be available at and I embossed this Stampin' Up snowflake with a white and silver glitter embossing powder purchased at the local Michael's.

The last picture is a card using Jen del Muro's SFYTT from I believe the week before - so October 23rd (I think). It uses the CropStop Crafty Kit and Cornish Heritage Farms snowman stamp from the Heart Warmers set by Kim Hughes! Sorry the photo is fuzzy - I am working on better lighting so I don't have to count on Mother Nature!

As always - thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

CropStop November Kit

Well - I am sorry to say it's been this long since I really blogged - it's been soooooo busy!

Anyway, I am back and hopefully will be able to go back to my normal routine of posting regularly. Here I am going to show you the new Crafty Kit - already available for you to purchase!! It's made up of Doodlebug Designs items (I just LOVE Doodlebug!!!)

This adorable tag (at least I think it's adorable) was made with one of the New QuicKutz releases. I can think of a bunch of uses for this die - tags, little signs, etc. The ribbons and papers and even the brad are all from the Crafty Kit.

The box is a standard oragami fold. The "Happy Holidays" is a rub on - also included in the kit. I actually made 8 cards to go into this box. You can see a couple of them here. They are made with a QK snowflake die - the actually die cut - and the NEGATIVE space - used with a scalloped square Marvy punch!

The words on these cards are all rub ons which are included in the kits!!

As always, thank you for visiting - I hope to see you back here again really soon!!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Welcome to Sundays Blog Hop from

The idea of this Walk in the Garden is to follow the links from blog to blog and collect the letters. Once you have all 8 letters you are to mix them up to spell out a well known scrapbooking/crafting name or term.

My letter is 'T' To get your next letter please go to Mel's blog.

Be sure to check back later for some items made with the November Crafty Kit from! And check out the forum - there are challenges going on all day long!!

Thanks for visiting!!!

Saturday, November 1, 2008


A Walk in the Garden has it's Grand Opening this weekend and will be having fun and games throughout the weekend. There are a Bunch of prizes to be won.

So stop by and Walk in the Garden - don't forget to stop and smell the roses on the way!

Saturdays Blog Hop - The Final Bouquet .

Your Saturday Bouquet item is a FLOWER please refer to the CropStop Message Boards Final Bouquet Thread for the rules. (HINT: you need to collect all the items on the blog hop for this challenge)

To get your next Bouquet item please go to Mel's blog.