Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Scrap-Friendzy Blog Hop

Welcome to your 6th stop on the “Friends with He{art}” Blog Hop sponsored by Scrap-Friendzy! If you are following the links from the beginning of the hop, you should have come from Cheryl's blog. If not, and you wish to participate in the blog hop, please start at the Scrap-Friendzy blog HERE.

Today, I am excited to share a couple of things with you--one paper and the other yummy! I'll start with the paper otherwise you'll run off to the kitchen and never make it through this post! LOL!

Drew is in Pre-K this year and the paper crafter in me cannot just go to the store and buy a pack of regular Valentine's cards for her class party. That would just be WAY TOO EASY and of course I can't do that! LOL! I also didn't want to buy a bunch of candy to add to the piles I'm sure they'll be getting already so I decided to get microwave popcorn. Drew loves to make popcorn so I'm hoping the other kids in her class do too! I came up with a pretty simple (aka EASY) way to make it look festive and Drew can help me do the rest.


Package of Microwave Popcorn
12" x 12" cardstock (each sheet will cover 2 bags)
stickers, patterned paper, etc for embellishing

1. Cut cardstock to 6" x 12".

2. Score at 4.25" & 8.5" to create 3 sections. (You may need to adjust this depending on your popcorn package.)

3. Wrap cardstock around the popcorn package. I used a tiny bit of tape to hold the popcorn pack in place.

4. Embellish as you wish.

Drew will be helping me make the ones she'll give to her classmates this weekend and I'll be sure to share her creations when they're done! She LOVES sticking stickers so they are sure to be quite decorated! LOL!

Now for the YUMMY!

I've recently discovered the site Our Best Bites. They post some of the most wonderful recipes and I've tried a few things so far. The popcorn recipes were a HUGE hit with our friends and family over Christmas. The other day I made their Reese's Peanut Butter Bars and they are absolutely DELICIOUS! I mean how could you go wrong with peanut butter, butter, and chocolate? Before I scarfed them down I tried to be all fancy and take a few pics! LOL! Clearly I am not a food photographer though it was much easier than trying to snap a pic of Tiny--the food neither yells at nor runs from me! LOL!

They are really easy to make and would make great teacher treats for Valentine's Day. One pan would be more than enough for several gifts.

In addition to the Blog Hop prize given by Scrap-Friendzy, I'm offering a small RAK too. Leave me a comment with something you're making for Valentine's Day--either paper or sugary (or anything else you find cool!) and I'll put your name in a drawing for a cute assortment of Valentine's embellishments.

Your next stop on the blog hop will be Amy's blog. Don't forget to leave a comment here, and on each stop on the blog hop. Then, make sure you finish up at the Scrap-Friendzy forum and post that you have completed the hop. Your name will be entered into a drawing for a fabulous prize! We're also hosting a weekend crop from Friday, February 11 through Sunday, February 13 on the forum – hope you will join in the fun!

Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the rest of the hop!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

My New Favorite

And of course it's a lift! LOL! I love Susan Weinroth's blog. It's full of fun, bright colors, creative layouts, & even awesome quilts (which I'd love to make one day but don't really know how to sew so that could be an issue! LOL!). I think all of her pages are great but I really loved one that she did recently for Studio Calico. I didn't have any of the papers or supplies that she used but I did copy the design with what I had. I love the result! It's my new favorite!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

I've been busy!

I've been really working on organizing my scraproom so that I can spend a bit more time creating and less time hunting and searching! LOL! I showed my brad organization results a few posts ago but I've also done all of my flowers, buttons, & clear stamps.

I took all of the flowers out of their jars/bottles (Remember those cute bottles Prima first came out with? Cute but they took up SO MUCH room!) and sorted everything by color. All of the tiny ones went into a plastic bowl like container and the larger ones went into small ziplocks which I sorted into index card file boxes. I have one of each for each color and it takes up much less space than all of those assorted bottles and jars.

Most of my buttons were already sorted by color in a hardware type drawer unit (Thank You Pitts Hardware! LOL!) but I still had an entire box of random bags, packs, jars, etc that needed a home.

These were the only Prima bottles that didn't get tossed. They were just too cute to get rid of so I repurposed them for some special buttons.

Not bad, huh?

I'll share pics & details of my clear stamp storage soon!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Simply Obsessed October Kit Projects

Although this kit is "Back to School" themed I created 3 non-school related layouts. That just proves how versatile it really is!

With a little creative layering I was able to cover up any mention of "school" on the papers allowing me to use them on a vacation page. The white "patterned paper" on this layout is actually the packaging from the Pink Paislee Canvas borders & I used a patch I purchased at the museum as my title.

Another vacation layout from the Railroad Museum. Once again I used the packaging for my white title/journaling block. I cut the letters on my die-cut machine from the red patterned paper. I thought the zipper border looked really railroad track-ish (It's a word! LOL!) so it was perfect for this page. I turned the + sign a bit and made it look like a Railroad Crossing Symbol.

The Fleur De Lis was a perfect accent for my layout about the Superbowl game played by the New Orleans Saints. And of course this event had to be documented! It was the first time in 14 years of marriage that my husband watched a football game! LOL! He said that he wanted to see what all the fuss was about! LOL!

Friday, September 17, 2010

I was on a mission!

I love brads and have an enormous amount of them! To find the one I want to use I spend forever digging through piles and packages! Not anymore! Check out this amazing transformation!

I'm still working on all the tiny brads. I'm sorting those by color also and storing them in those tic-tac like containers.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Simply Obsessed September Kit

I am so happy to be back on the team at Simply Obsessed and what an awesome kit to start with! I love anything with distressed edges so these papers are right up my alley! And the colors of this kit can really go with a wide variety of themes.

I used a piece of Core'dinations Cardstock on this one to add a bit of texture. The butterflies matched Addyson's dress perfectly.

On this next layout I was inspired to use song lyrics as my title because of the music print flower. The chipboard letters (LOVE), twill, & dark blue cardstock are all from my stash. I really liked the heart die cut in the kit but the print on it was a bit distracting for my page so I used it as a template and cut my own. I can now use the original on something else.

I created the music print paper by tea-dying (with coffee...so I guess technically I "coffee-dyed" it! LOL!) a piece of cardstock. Once it was dry I ironed it flat and stamped the music onto it. Add a little ink around the edges and you have a nice vintage looking piece. (And it smells good too! LOL!)

The flower was a bit big so I took the back layer off and will use it on something else later.
I collect vintage cameras (Aren't they the coolest?!?) and the die cut/journal spot in the kit couldn't have been more perfect for this page! I cut it apart so that it would fit in with my collage better. The houndstooth print just screamed "vintage" to me. The small letter/number stickers are from my stash. This is actually just the left side of a 2 pager--still working on the other half.

This next piece is just a fun little wall-hanging I came up with. The images & butterfly are from the kit and the rest is just bits & pieces I had lying around. I cut the crown from the MME die-cut sheet & adhered just the edges to make it 3-dimensional. I added Stickles to both the crown & the butterfly (The butterfly immediately curled under when I applied the Stickles so proceed with caution.)

As you can see this kit is very versatile and can be used for most anything. I hope to be back in a day or so with a few more layouts--I have 3 started!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Sorry I'm a bit behind at getting my winners posted.

The winner of the "Scrap that Baby Sweet Summertime" blog hop is scrappinsmiles.

The winner of the Simply Obsessed birthday blog hop is Kelly Massman.

If this is you, please email me at bpitts76 (at) hotmail (dot) com with your address and I'll get your prize in the mail! Congrats!