Saturday, April 27, 2013

Welcome to the Beautiful Bling Blog hop.  

April's birthstone is a diamond, so we added some bling to our projects.

Welcome to CraftyScrapsofStuff!! 
You should have arrived from Sandy's Blog. If you did not and you have stumbled upon this awesome blog hop, Hop on back to the beginning at Melanie's Blog so you don't miss any of the fabulous bling..bling projects we all have to share with you today. 

My project is a 12x12 layout of my beautiful daughter. This photo was taken at Epcot in 2002, before we lived in Florida we came to Disney World on a family trip. I love this photo. My daughter is a girlie girl who likes bling and sparkles (kind of like her mama!)

Base paper- Lost and Found from My Mind's Eye
Guitar Pick-Little Girl's real pick- from toy section in Walmart
Felt Flowers- Prima Marketing
Crystal swirl and pearl swirl- Zva 

I hope you have enjoyed my bling..bling project today.

Your next stop on the hop is: Misses Crafty

Here is the complete line-up just in case you get lost:

Have a great weekend. Get out there and enjoy and be inspired!!


Cinco De Mayo at Cuttin' & Stampin'

Head over to Cuttin' & Stampin' to see how the girls have been getting you ready for Cinco De Mayo all week!!

I am starting an 8x8 album which will be items from my childhood trips. My parents and I drove all over the United States, Mexico, Eastern Canada and Central America. We were in a van and camped 90% of the time. There were many adventures that are fun to look back at. I am taking a couple of scrapbooks I found when I moved recently from my childhood and are taking the items out and preserving them better.

So today I am sharing with all of you a page from one of the trip to Mexico in 1981.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Green Is Good Blog Hop


Something recycled, something repurposed, whether it’s a milk jug turned in to a scoop, or a tin can made in to a pencil holder. Maybe your kids planted some trees to help the environment, or maybe you did. There are tons of ways to get greener in everyday life. 
Today we are showing off our creations to celebrate Earth Day 2013.
If you’re just starting here make sure to head over to the beginning at My Life in Arts’ n Crafts’. I hear she’s giving away some goodies!

All of us have bottles around. Usually I toss them in the recycle bin, but when Jessi asked us to repurpose something , I thought I need to organize my paint brushes and I need a change bucket. So these are what I came up with.

The big one is a sauce jar. The smaller one is plastic flower container.

The first step is, if you are going to use food containers, make sure you wash them very well. I put mine through the dishwasher. Next I wanted to change the color. The best product I have found for this is alcohol inks. There are several brands out there, but I LOVE Viva Decor products. Their alcohol inks are very bright. All you do is use a cotton ball or applicator and sponge the outside of the bottle with the color of your choice. They dry very quickly, like 5 minutes at the most!

I thought it would be fun to add words to the containers. I used little metal letters on the change jar. I used the amazing E-6000 adhesive. This stuff sticks ANYTHING to ANYTHING!! If you don't have some around your house, you need some!! For the brush bottle I used Making Memories rub-on letters. I thought these looked kind of like they were painted or sponged on. 

The finishing touches were to cover the screw top area of the brushes with a piece of old material that I tore into strips. Then for the change container I again used the E-6000 adhesive and put pennies on the lid. 

There are so many things you can do with clear containers. The ideas are endless! Use your imagination and repurpose some of those containers instead of recycling them all.


head on over to….. Lori's Blog

 Full Line-up Just in Case you missed anyone!!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

April Showers Bring May Flowers Blog Hop

Welcome to the "April Showers Bring May Flowers" Blog Hop!  

We're so happy you could join us today!  

You should have arrived from Tara's Blog. If you happened by my blog or are joining me from your dashboard, head over to Miranda's blog to start at the beginning. We don't want you to miss any of the fun!

We will be showcasing Spring like projects or projects with a rain or flower theme!
In addition to seeing a lot of awesome creations, there is some blog candy available too.  Miranda will be giving away a gift card from either Michael's or JoAnn's (winner's choice).  To be eligible for the blog candy, you are required to visit each stop in the hop and leave a comment!  The winner will be announced Wednesday, April 24th on Miranda's blog! 

I hope everyone has enjoyed the hop so far. There have been lots of great projects and there are more to come. 
This is my flower related layout. 

I LOVE daffodils. I used to have a huge garden of them in Maryland. In Florida you don't see the seas of daffodils. This layout is my tribute to the garden that I miss so much. 
I hope all of you will get some spring soon and be able to get out and enjoy all the beautiful flowers. 
Have a great weekend everyone

Now you can hop on over to Laura's Blog!!

Should you get lost along the way, here is the entire line up: 

Miranda -


Pam -

Claire -

Angela -

Ashley W -


Robin -

Vicki -

Sarah -


Patti -

Tara -



Sarah Mae -

Mary Ann -

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Mini Album Blog Hop


If you have just stumbled upon the hop, Lissa Marie is your host at
   So Many Crafts, So Little Time today, or if you came from Angela- you are in the right spot. 

 Please grab your cup of coffee or favorite drink, relax as you browse through the awesome mini’s we have made for you, then get ready to win some blog candy!

Another great reason to comment on each blog other than leaving a blogger feeling warm and fuzzy inside, is so you can also win with some blog candy too!

Our sponsor today is…
She would love to reward one special blog visitor with a 5 free patterns! To be qualified for their drawing, please comment on all participating blogs.

You can receive extra entries for clicking on “like” on her Facebook Page.

Just be sure to leave a comment at So Many Crafts, So Little Time to let them know you have done your part to be entered into the drawing.

Don’t forget to keep an eye out for more blog candy offered throughout the hop. Some blogs are offering extra perks on their own! If they are offering even more blog candy they all have their own wishes for you to win, so don't forget to read the rules for each one as every blog has different requirements.

So for today's hop, this is what I made for my project........

These are pictures of my dog when he was a puppy. I thought it would be fun to do a twist on the "BABY" album and make it into a baby/puppy album.

Thank you for taking the time out to check out my projects, if you like my project and you are not already a follower, you are encouraged to add your email in the subscribe area to get updates right in your inbox! 

 You have come to the end of the Mini Album Ideas !
Thank you for hopping through our Mini Album Hop!
Here is the line up to help you navigate through, just in case you missed someone!

Your Host:
Lissa Marie~
2) Pam Lavertu
5)Katina Martinez {Loving Life's Little Blessings}