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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

How to Make Adorable Otter Cards With Lawn Fawn

Good morning friend's Penny here today to show you how to make some adorable otter projects with Lawn Fawn  StampsDies, and Paper Collections. along with our other ScraPerfect Products.

For both projects I used the following supplies from Lawn Fawn.:

Year Five Stamp Set - I loved this stamp set, and they produced very clear images.

Year Five Die Cut - The dies were easy to use, and lined up perfectly with the stamps.

Perfectly-plaid-rainbow-petite-paper-pack - I can't say enough about this 6 x 6 paper pack! It is adorable, and the colors would match just about any photos. I loved it. 

So to make this card I first stamped the words onto the tag, but on this card, prior to stamping I wiped off the ink from the word "Birthday" so that I could leave room for the presents instead. This was super easy, and gives you another way to use this stamp, instead of just for birthdays. Then I stamped the otter, and presents. Then it was off to die cutting those same objects. Then I colored in  the otter. The packages were cut from the pattern paper so I didn't have to color those. 

I added a scalloped tag, heart gems, and some ribbon. The waves on this card were made using washi tape that I accented with glitter glue. I added foam tape to the waves so that I could place my otter image behind the waves. I also used the glitter glue on other areas of the card. Okay, well maybe on a lot of areas on the card!

For this tag I did most of the same steps in the first card, but since I am gong to use this tag for a birthday present for my granddaughter who love's otters, I colored the otter pink. Yeah, I know there are not any pink otter's in real life, but she will love it.

To make my otter hold the present I fussy cut around one arm of the otter. Then to glue the package in place I used ScraPerfects Best Glue Ever with the No Clog Writing Cap.  The cap with it's fine point applicator let's me get into the smallest of places, and add just the right amount of glue. The glue itself is WONDERFUL and works on wood, plastic, metal, fabric, glass, etc.. Great for crafting, but it has tons of uses for around the house as well.

I hope you liked both of my projects today, the card,

and the tag.

Till next time Happy Scrapping, Love Penny
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How to Make Fun Little Girl's Layouts for March

Good Morning, Penny here to show you how to make fun little girl's March layout.

So this is a layout of my granddaughter Madison. When she was smaller she would love to pose for our pretend "modeling photo shoots". We took ton's of photo's of her at that age, just because she loved posing, and having fun. Now as she get's older, it's getting harder, and harder to get her in front of the camera, and I won't even talk about how hard it is to photograph my grandson now that he is a teen.

So to make this layout I started with some fabulous Robin's Nest Scrapbooking supplies

Kiwi Sorbet cardstock - I loved that this cardstock almost matched her outfit colors exactly, so that is what I choose for my background sheet..

Robins-Egg-Glitter-Cardstock - This cardstock was also a great match, and it is speckled throughout with glitter although it doesn't show up in the photograph.

Diamond-Dew-Drops and Dew-Drops-Originals - I used both of these all over this layout, and they were a blast to work with. I'd have to say these are one of my favorite Robin's Nest products.

Alpha-Glitter-Stickers -You can see these pictured here on my title in the word "Girl".  They have ton's of glitter on them, and I found them very easy to line up. 

Here are more samples of how I decorated the accents with dew drops, and fun girly things.

In the following sample I don't know what I would have done without the Best Glue Ever and the Embellie Gellie from ScraPerfect.  This glue is perfect for things like this, and the Embellie Gellie helped me to position the Dew Drops perfectly.

So this is our fun girl's March layout, and photo shoot. Get your camera, and get those photos quickly while they are still small enough to let you!

Till nest time Happy Scrapping! Love Penny
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Monday, March 20, 2017

Robin's Nest Sneak Peek for Lucky Girl layout

Good morning followers here again with another Robin's Nest Sneak Peek for the layout Lucky Girl.

 That's all you get till tomorrow folks, See ya then, Happy Scrapping! Love Penny
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Saturday, March 18, 2017

ScraPerfect is Having a Design Team Call

ScraPerfect is having a DT Call
CALLING: Stampers, Scrapbookers, Card-makers, Altered Artists, Etc.
We Want YOU to Join our Design Team!
Explore. Push Limits. Have Fun. Try Techniques. Share Ideas Get feedback.
Give Support. PLAY PLAY PLAY with new products & new friends.
Your application is an opportunity to impress us. Have fun with it!
1. About YOU
a. Name & contact information
b. Your “story” (Who you are; the style, kinds of projects, and types of media you prefer making.)
c. Previous, and Current Design Teams, Related education/experience, etc (Previous DT experience is not required)
d. Links to your own blog, and all social media pages. An active blog is a REQUIREMENT for this call so please be sure yours is active and current before applying.
Notes: We would prefer you to not be on more than 5 full time Design teams. We are open to the same project being posted to other teams as long as they meet our posting requirements. This position is not open to DT members of other companies that sell adhesive.
2. About YOUR WORK
a. Attach 3 projects of which you are proud, and which represent your work.
b. Please summarize/highlight special techniques and/or materials you used in each project. (72 dpi)
a. Where do you lurk, comment, or actively post? Are you are newbie, or a guru, or something in-between on Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest, Instagram, GetCrafty, Etsy, Instructables, Cre8time, scrapbook forums, and galleries…
Describe events, activities, or contests which you think would help promote ScraPerfects company, or it's products.
Is there a special role you’d like to take on for the team? (i.e. Instagram Instigator, Contest/Challenge Queen, Social Media Maven, Blog Hop Helper, or ?)
Explain why you want to be on this team?
1. Create 3 projects per month, with at least one step-by-step project tutorial, and post links back to our product pages.. Clear crisp photos are a must. Your posts must also clearly showcase, and explain how our products were used/why they were important, or how they did a better job compared to other products.
2. Participate in occasional blog hops, cross-promo opportunities with other companies, and other design team-type activities, including submitting your work to other challenges, contests, and magazines calls. (Designers with projects accepted for publication using/highlighting ScraPerfect products will be rewarded for their efforts.)
3. Promote ScraPerfect products via your personal blog, and social media sites through posts about the products, projects, contests/giveaways, etc. (We would supply the prizes during blog hops.)
4. Promote your fellow team members by sharing their posts, and projects on your FB and other social media sites.
5. Occasionally we also do cross promotional with other companies; These same rules apply to posts showcasing their products as well. During these time's you will receive their products to work with as well.
6. The term is for a minimum of one year.
7. Full posting guidelines will be provided upon acceptance to the team.
8. Be interactive, supportive, and flexible in order to maintain a happy team environment.
In return, DT members will be provided with free products, promotion on our social media sites, and the opportunity to grow with a fun, easy-going, collaborative, and creative team! You will be encouraged, and supported to reach your full potential as a designer, experiment with your project designs, and our products.
Email your application or questions to:
Preference will be given for U.S, and Canadian resident's, however outstanding applicant's from other areas may also be considered.
Design team members will serve a minimum of a twelve-month term, with the opportunity to continue. Good luck and we look forward to seeing your applications!
This DT call is open until April 15th. Apply early!
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Amazingly Easy Way to Decorate Your Photo Frames

Good morning crafters Penny here to show you an amazingly easy way to decorate your photo frames. This is Part 1 of what I did to these photo frames, the finished frames will be in another post, but this will give you some of the steps I did.

So my dear sister-in-law gave me some wooden picture frames that had been previously been painted. (Thank you Denise, Love YOU!), but that she no longer wanted, and she knows I'm a craft hoarder, so she brought them to me! :) 

There was a variety of different colors, and shapes. 

So for the most part I left them basically the same color shade since I didn't have a lot of white paint on hand to repaint them all with. The only one I didn't repaint was the one with the stamped images already on it. 

So this basic technique required me to add glitter to my paint, so this photo above shows what it looked like after I just repainted it. I used a medium sized gold glitter, and mixed it in with my brown paint. Then I sanded some of the paint off of it to give it a distressed look. 

This worked better with some glitter than it did with other's, but I liked this look. 

This shows the before, and after sanding of the grey frames.  This glitter was of a larger size, and really showed up quite well after sanding. Prior to sanding it just looked lumpy, and dull.. 

You'll notice at the top of this photo, you can sand more, or less depending on how much shine you want to show through. There is another example below.

The more you sand the flatter the surface of the frame becomes, and more glitter shows through, see the top right portion of this frame.

Then I started on these two frames. For these I added a super fine glitter to the paint.

This is how the pink one's came out. It did turn out okay the more I sanded, but if I did this again, I think I would have used a larger size glitter, because I had to add a TON of glitter in the paint to give it even this much shine. 

It was the same with the blue frames as well.

I eventually added enough glitter to make them shine however.

Here in this photo is what I used to sand the frames with. The sandpaper shown is meant to be used on an electric sander, but I just used my hand to hold it instead. Super easy.

This is the only frame I didn't repaint. It already had Japanese images stamped on it, and I wanted to work with those still on there, so I didn't repaint this frame.

Well that is all you get till next week when my granddaughter Madison is here to help me decorate these the rest of the way! Till then Happy Scrapping. Love Penny 
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Thursday, March 16, 2017

How to Complete An Acrostic Scrapbook Challenge.

Good morning friends today I am here to show you how to complete an Acrostic Scrapbook Challenge.

This is a "Throw Back Thursday" layout I did for an Acrostic Challenge year's ago.  I decided to post it again today so I could remember what the name of this challenge was. What you do is you choose a word, and then write your journaling off of each letter of that word. Too much fun! 

The photo featured here is one of my boyfriend's mother, and her granddaughter. I just love the way she is looking at her. Till next time Happy Scrapping! Love Penny 

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Funny Craft Meme

One of my favorites!
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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Great Prize Give Away !

Be sure and check out this great giveaway! Great Prize giveaway  on utube.

Check it out, Love Penny

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Tuesday, March 07, 2017

How to Make An Active Boy's Scrapbook Layout

Good morning, Penny here to show you how to make a scrapbook layout for an active boy!
My first tip is to just let them be active. You will get better photos in the long run, and have a happy boy as well. You'll get those sweet shots later after they run out of energy, so don't fight the process. Let boy's be boy's, or girls be girls for that matter.

For this layout I started with the following products from Robin's Nest Scrapbooking Supplies

For my main background page I used Rubber-Duckies-Glitter-Cardstock side B. I liked the way it matched the leaves in the tree of my photo.

This is side A is just loaded with little glittered rubber ducks.  It is too cute.

I also used Getaway-Stripe-Cardstock . I loved this paper as well, and the tiny dark brown lines are actually glitter. It's beautiful.

I also used four cards from the Leafy-Green-Cards Collection. I love the fact that these cards are double sided. It gives you so many more options. 

All  of these cards fit my layout theme. 

I used two of these. 

I also used some Alpha-Glitter-Stickers in white. These are quite lovely, but the photo of the white glitter sheet doesn't show up well until they are on the layout, then they are gorgeous.  

Of course I also used the lovely Dew-Drops-Originals, they have become my new favorite accents. 

To glue them in place, and to glue just about anything, I use my favorite glue. ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever

To start with I cut a strip from the Getaway page, and added it to my main background sheet. For some reason this photo looks slanted, but it's not in real life. 

I matted each of my cards, and the photo on some brown cardstock. 

Here I added some accents, and the glitter stickers to spell out his name. 

Next it was time for some word stickers, and the lovely Dew Drops. 

To place the Dew Drops perfectly I used the Embellie Gellie Tool from ScraPerfect

Super easy, and super cute, Super Boy Matthew, and I didn't even have to fight him to get him to climb the tree. I hope you enjoyed today! Till next time Happy Scrapping. Love Penny
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