3rd project’s a charm…I hope

Today has been one of the roughest days I’ve had in I don’t know how long.  I am typically a night owl, but am utterly exhausted emotionally and physically.  In my life I have had days I would love to repeat and some I wish had never happened…I would have repeated today up until about 4pm.  It’s better now though and I am here to tell you that God answers prayers…never in the way (ok rarely in the way) we think, but ALWAYS answers them.  At any rate, here is my super late final project for Jenn’s hop:


Believe it or not…this was the hardest of all three projects I created.  The turtle cut comes from Life’s A Beach and I believe it is the title cut for the turtle.  The light brown color is cut at 3.75 inches.  To get the purple parts of the shell, I had to cut the layers feature at 2.75.  It took umpteen (that’s a number more than 2 and less than infinity) tries to get the shell pieces right.  Boy was I glad when I finally did!  Lucky for you, I’ve already figured it out so you don’t have to waste paper or be frustrated.

In the future I may elect to do just one project per hop but…it’s fun doing more than 1!  You know that line in the song Love The Way You Lie about a tornado meeting a volcano…that’s kind of what’s going on in my life at the moment.  Anyway, here’s what you need to duplicate my project:

Supplies Needed:
1 5 x 10 sheet of cardstock for card base (I used Colorbok from Wal Mart…really it’s AWESOME paper I love it)
1 3.75 x 3.75 piece of patterned paper (I used DCWV All About Boys Stack)
Life’s A Beach
5 x 5 square for turtle title cut
5 x 5 square for layered shell pieces
Adhesive (ATG and Elmer’s Fabric and Paper Glue)
Google Eyes (love those for this lil turtle)
Ribbon (from my stash)
Martha Stewart French Scroll Punch Around The Page Punch


To make this card you will take your 5 x 10 piece of paper and score at 5 and fold in half.  Then, using your punch around the page punches, you need to punch all around the page of the card.  Adhere your blinged out title turtle cut to your patterned paper then adhere your patterned paper to your base and you are finished!


Jenn’s Birthday Hop Day 2

Ok…so I’m sure it was a little more than two hours (Dear Ranger, Please invent fast dry stickles pretty please) to get this project posted.  For day two, I hope I don’t disappoint.  This card is super simple, but I just love it.  I will be featuring the same cut (the turtle from Life’s A Beach) for all 3 projects (yes there will be another one tomorrow).  My favorite Martha Stewart punch is Double Arches Deep Edge.  It is featured in the “lacey” mat below:

Supplies Needed:
1 6 x 12 piece of cardstock for card base (here I used Core’dinations)
1 6 x 6 piece of paper for punched mat (again Core’dinations)
1 3.75 x 3.75 piece for sentiment (Colorbok from Wal Mart)
Life’s A Beach
Copper Stickles
Martha Stewart Double Arches Deep Edge Punch Around the  Page Set
Ribbon, stamps, ink (all from my stash don’t know makers)
Adhesive (ATG)

First cut the turtle from Life’s A Beach using the border feature at 1.75 (I think).  Stickle the border as you like and set aside to dry.  Next, take the Martha Stewart punches and punch all edges and corners of the 6 x 6 mat.  Ink the edges 3.75 x 3.75 sentiment piece per your desires add your sentiment and ribbon and adhere to lacey piece.  Finally, once your stickles have dried on your turtle border, add it to the bottom and there you have it!  The inside will say “Hope your day is turtle-ly awesome!”.  Oh and did you check out the updated post for yesterday?  I hope so because I’ve included the video and supplies I used to complete my first project.

It’s Jenn’s Birthday and I’ll hop if I want to!


HAPPY BIRTHDAY JENN!!!!!  I hope today is as awesome to you as you have been to me!  Remember you’re only as old as you feel so  you’re 21 right?

Anyway…if you have arrived here from Alina’s blog, you are on the right track.  If you picked up this hop somewhere in the middle or I’m the first stop you’ve made/seen, please be sure to visit my good friend Jenn’s blog Scrappin Lil Turtle to start her hop at the beginning.  Jenn asked us to do something birthday themed with a turtle included somewhere.  This is what I came up with:

I followed an awesome tutorial from my favorite Splitcoast Stamper chick Beate.  I’ll post a link to the video later…I’m late with my project, I had a family emergency last night that still needs my attention and well I don’t have time to look it up right now.

Here’s the inside:

I have got to get out the door so I can’t give you anymore details about this right now but I will update this post with supplies used when I post the link to the video.  Your next stop along the hop is the amazing and super talented Sandra at 365 Days of Cricut.  Be sure to check back here tomorrow too because I will have a new project, some blog candy, and details on how you can get entered into Jenn’s GRAND PRIZE drawing which includes TWO (yes that’s right…TWO) Cricut Cartridges!  See you back here later with the video and details!

Ok…ready….here’s the video from Beate that I watched so I could get the idea or learn how to make the card.

Supplies Needed:
1 4 x 12 sheet of paper for card base
3 pieces of paper measuring 3 and 5/8 (cut two pieces in half)
Interior pieces a 1/4 inch smaller if you like (used in inside center panel)
Spellbinders Lacey Squares
1 4 inch square (I think…it’s 1/4 inch smaller than the inside square of Spellbinders Square)
1 3.75 square for right panel sentiment
Adhesive (pop dots, ATG, Elmer’s Craft Glue, DIY Glue Dots)
Google Eyes
Button Brads
Stamps and Ink
(last 6 things just came from my stash)

In Beate’s video she used the exact same shapes for the front panel and the right panel, I did not and it turned out fine.  The hardest part about this card is getting the front piece and right panel pieces attached to only the edges so the card still opens and closes…or maybe tying the ribbon.  Point is…it’s not too hard at all.

I may have created an addict

During my two-week break from school, I spent the majority of the time crafting my little heart out.  With the amount of classes I take, there isn’t much time for anything else when school is in session.  I got a text from Lil Bit asking me to help her make an album for her friend who’s recently gotten engaged.  I was all too happy to help.  This is what she came up with:

Queen B's Book

The dolls on the front were created using Paper Doll Dress Up.  On the beach page below we used Life’s A Beach of course!  Here are some of the inside pages:

First Page

Beach Babes

Lil Bit LOVES scrapbooking now.  So much so that she said she may have to bug me even when I’m in school (her and my machine might be the only bugging I like to happen to me) and said if I hold an “official” scrap event, she’d gladly come.  I’m very impressed; this was her first album and it was so cute when she finished.  Not only that, the recipient just LOVED it!