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Another week at Pracitcal Scrappers!!! Woohoo!!!

WOW! What a week at Practical Scrappers!!! So much creativity!!!

OK, so the challenge this week was to use any kind of FUN punches. Couple of weeks ago we did the basic shape punches and this time around we got to use FUN shaped punches.

Here are the three projects that I did.

For the first card I used Creative Memories Galaxy Micro Maker, the little green one. I have done this idea before but never on a card… I think…. Anyways, I punched out bunch of these little shapes and adhered them on too a thing frame circle. I also used Creative Memories star maker both sizes for the star on top.
Gold for the star by CM.
Red cartstock from LSS.
Christmas stamps by Martha Steward.
Lots of stickles…

and here is the card….

The second card I used shapes from Accent Essentials cricut cartridge. The sentiment came from Lyrical Letters cartridge.

The third project was a layout. I’m continuing to work on my friends album so I did another page for that album. Again I used the same cartridges just different shapes for this layout.
Some ribbon.
Large brad.
Thikers ABC stickers for the title.
Paper form LSS.

Don’t forget to check out Practical Scrappers for more great ideas and challenges!!!

Thanks for visiting my blog today!!!
Have a wonderful day!!!!

Blessings!
Nadya

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This week at Practical Scrappers….

We had to use Office Supplies.
I had NEVER EVER used staples or paper clips in any of my cards or layouts. So this was totally NOT me.. 🙂 But boy was it fun when I started….

This is the card that I came up with.

I had bunch of ribbon scraps left over from when I did the banner for the baby shower. I used Xyron 150 tape to get some adhesive on too the ribbon first and then I stapled them with staples.

I used Gina K. “Back to School” stamp set for the back pack.
American Crafts “Teen Drama Club” paper.
Thickers ABC sticker for the title.

Thanks for looking and don’t forget to check out Practical Scrappers for more great ideas!!! The ladies there are so fantastic!!! 🙂

God Bless,
Nadya

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Blog-i-versary GIVE AWAY!!!!

One of my blogger friends is having her Blog-i-versary this month!!! 🙂 Isn’t that awesome!!! 🙂
By celebrating her blogiversary Jenn is giving away an awesome give a way!!! 🙂

Check out Jenn’s BLOG and become a follower for a chance to win this awesome BLOG CANDY!! 🙂

Nadya

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Baby Shower and lots of fun goodies!!!

I hosted a Baby Shower for my best friend last Friday with bunch of other ladies from our Church. It was so much FUN!!!! I’m so glad that my friend had a great time and loved her shower!!! 🙂

I love doing all the goodies for this shower. She is one of my very close and dear friends and I wanted to do something special.

I don’t have a picture of the invitation BUMMER!!!! Forgot to take it before they all went out. But I have couple left and I’ll have to get them back from the person that was giving them out and I promise to post it later for you all. I just think it turned out so cute!!! 🙂

One of the things that I did was a Baby Shower banner.

I cut the 12×12 card board that comes in the package with Creative Memories pages or page protectors in too 51/2×51/2 inches. Then I painted my squares with green acrylic paint from WalMart.

I used Accent Essentials cricut cartridge to cut the scalloped squares out of some baby yellow paper by Martha Steward. Size 5 inches but as a shadow.

The white scalloped squares are from the same cartridge and same size only not a shadow. Shadow cuts just little bigger then regular cut that gives you a mad for your shape. Before I cut the white card stock I stamped baby images on it with postal colors. You can see that on the up close photo of one of the letters.

I used Lyrical Letters cartridge for the title “Loop Dee Loo” font all in caps. Pink card stock.

Button Ornament.

For one of the games we did was “Guess how many buttons?”
I used a flower foam circle type to glue the buttons. I painted the foam circle on side pink and the other yellow with again acrylic paint. Postal buttons came from WalMart. I used fabric glue to glue the buttons down. I found that this glue worked better then the Aleene’s tacky glue. Some pink ribbon and some decorative buttons that spelled out BABY!

I used 266 buttons on this ornament. 🙂

Goodie Treats:
I got this idea for these treats from this video “Sweet Scallop Pouch”. I think this lady is awesome. She has so many great videos and tutorials to make all kinds of treat bags. Just great…

Used lots of pink paper. I don’t have the big cutting shape that she is using in the video so I used my CCS circle (I’ll have to check what number I used) traced it and then used my scalloped decorative scissors to cut the circle out.
I got 3 butter milk mints in the little baggies.

Floral Stamps by Hero Arts
Star Dust stickles.
Ink form CTMH.
Little giraffe stamp by Imaginisce.
SU scalloped circle punch.

Thanks for visiting my blog today!!! 🙂 Hope you liked my Baby Shower goodies!! 🙂

Blessings! 🙂

Nadya

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Ever thought about joining a Design Team?

Well here is your chance!!!

Practical Scrappers is looking for Design Team members.

Here is what you need to do. Go to Practical Scrappers blog, go to the bottom of the page you’ll see information for the Design Team call…..

Put a link to your blog in Mr. Linky -Participate in at least 2 of our challenges in October -Make sure you are a follower -Send us an e-mail at practicalscrappers@gmail.com telling us why you want to be a designer for us and if you are on any other design teams The Design Team will be expected to complete projects on a weekly basis.

The deadline to apply is October 30th at 5:00 ET.

Nadya 🙂

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Practical Scrappers week 6 and 7….

I was so excited that I had my project done for Practical Scrappers blog for week 6. Only to find out that I got my projects mixed up. So I didn’t get to do week 6, instead I did week 7. But that’s OK. I got something going that I ended up doing for last weeks challenge even if I didn’t submit it. The only thing is that I can’t show it to you just yet… 🙂 You’ll have to wait till next week.

I did have A LOT OF FUN working on this weeks challenge. We had Lacy cardstock… WOW! What fun!!!! I didn’t really use lacy cardstock before but looking at all of the work that the Design Team ladies did on PS is just amazing and I need to go out and get my self some more of this lacy cardstock. So much inspiration going on at PS right now.

Oh and my the way did you all know that PS has a board now? Yep!!! And it’s AWESOME!!!! You all should check it out!!!! Here’s a link Practical Scrappers boards

OK… back to this weeks challenge.

Here is my layout that I did. Yet another layout for our friends album. It’s getting closer and closer to being done… 🙂 Woohoo!!!! I hope they’ll like it when it’s all done.

Used:
Lace cardstock that I’ve had for some time now by K&Company.
Lyrical letters cricut cartridge for the title and the butterflies.
Scraps of papers.
Large brad.
Chalk.
Stickles.

Don’t forget to go to Practical Scrappers and check out the rest of the Design Team. They have some AWESOME layouts and cards using lacy cardstock.

Thanks for visiting my blog!!!

God Bless!
Nadya 🙂

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Birthdays, birthdays, birthdays!!!!!

We have so many birthdays going on around here it’s so much FUN!!!! I got to do some invitations and goodie bags for two of my dear friend’s daughters. It was so much FUN working in these projects. Now that we had the parties I’m able to show you some of the things that I did.

Both of the girls and my friend LOVED everything. I’m so glad that the girls liked their goodie bags.

I’m going to start off with the invitations. The party theme for this party was “Wheels” anything that is on wheels. The kids got to bring their scooters, bikes, skates, roller blades and anything else that had wheels on it and they spent about an hour playing and ridding things. It was a lot of FUN.

I used some CM paper from NSD last year or the year before, don’t remember. White card stock and purple CM cardsotck. CTMH markers and stickles.

I got my first set of Gina K. stamps and I just LOVE them. They stamps so nicely and the image is so clean. I used “Are we there yet?” stamp set from Gina K. designs on this card.

As a birthday card I used SU “Birthday wishes” stamp, CM printed paper same as in the invitations. Some jewels and Rollerskate Milly” stamp from Pink Gem Designs. I colored “Milly” with some colored pencils.

The second birthday theme was “Mermaid” 🙂 So I just had to use the “Life is a beach” cricut cartridge. I also used the Accent Essentials to cut the flower for my shaker box. I cut the flower solid then used one of CM CCS’s circles to cut out the middle.
SU– Your Invited stamp
Chunky glider.
Plastic for the shaker box from a gift box. Yahoo, I reused things… 🙂
Aqua chalk.
Aqua CTMH ink pad.
Some left over paper from another project that I did.

As a birthday card I used the same paper and another Gina K. designs stamp set “100% Sweet.”
Some CTMH markers and stickles for the frosting.

Now on to the goodie bags. These were so much FUN to make. I had a little hard time getting my idea of what I wanted to do with the roller skate one. But I had my girls help out. 🙂 3 minds work better then one… right? 🙂

I used “Paper Doll Dress Up” for the mermaid.
I used the hair and the crown from the “pixy” girl.
Heidi Swapp paper form LSS.
Some regular card stock.
Ribbon.
Lots of sticles.
Plantin SchoolBook cartridge for the bag it’s self.

I just love the way these goodie bags turned out.

Plantin SchoolBook cartridge for the bag.
Heidi Swapp papers from LSS. (I think it’s Heidie Swapp).
Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge for the shoe part of the roller skate. The shoe is from the Franking Stine image. I picked this one because it had slits at the bottom and it was perfect for the roller skates.
Buttons
Scrappers Floss
Ribbon
Paper Dolls Dress up “Pixy” cut flowers accessories 3. I cut them apart to layer them.
Foam tape… lots of it…
Sticles
CTMH “Simple Stitches” stamp set.
Punched out some circles for the wheels.

I had a lot of fun working on these projects!!! Stay tuned for more soon… 🙂

Thanks for visiting my blog today!!! 🙂 I hope that you liked my projects!

God Bless!
Nadya

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"giving thanks for you"

I got a chance to do some cards for our SOS ministry at our Church. It stends for “Serving Our Servicemen”. We are sending Thanksgiving packages to our military men that are deployed right now and I was asked to make some Thanksgiving cards. I saw this stamp “giving thanks for you” at our local scrapbook store and I just had to get it. I thought it was perfect for these cards. The leaves are by Making Memories I think, got them at Target. Used lots of fall colors, ribbon and some raffia.

Thanks for visiting my blog today! Hope you’ll like these cards and get inspired to send something to our Servicemen this Holiday season.

Nadya 🙂

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Anniversary!!!!

My husband and I had our 8th anniversary this week. WOW! It’s been 8 wonderful years!!! I love my husband dearly and I’m so thankful to the Lord for blessing me with such a wonderful husband!!!

We are hoping to get out of the house for a little this Saturday and do something together. Breakfast and some time at the beach maybe. I just got a babysitter so this might work out after all!!! 🙂 Woohoo!!!

One of our awesome friends send us a bouquet of flower for our anniversary. The flowers are so beautiful and smell so nice!!! I put them next to my cropping table so I could smell them while working on things.

I thought I would share some pics of the flowers with you all!!! 🙂

So Happy Anniversary to those that are celebrating such event!!! May the Lord bless your lives together for many more years!!!!

Nadya

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Practical Scrappers week 5!!!!

This week at Practical Scrappers we got to play with transparency.

I’ll be the first to say that I had not worked with transparency before in a crafting kind of way. But I had so much FUN. And I learned new stuff and that is awesome. Watch for my next project with transparency…

Anyways, I did a Christmas card and a gift bag. They both turned so cute. At list I think so!!! 🙂

For the card I used Lyrical Letters cricut cartridge card shape. I picked a simple card and then just cut out the shape that the card comes with. And it gave me a clean window with out any shapes. The Christmas tree also came from Lyrical Letters cartridge.

I stamped some Martha Steward snowflakes using white StazOn on too the transparency. Added some jewels on to the tree and that’s it. Simple and easy.

All though “Merry Christmas” didn’t turn out as well as I wanted it too being stamped on top of the snowflake but I still like how the card turned out.

For the gift bag I used a brown lunch bag and just cut a circle out of it using CM CCS and made a window out of transparency. Cut the scalloped circle flower using a Accent Essentials Cartridge. Some flowers by Making Memories and swirl stickers from Target.

Thanks for looking and don’t forget to check out Practical Scrappers for more great ideas and ways to use your stash!!!!!

Nadya 🙂

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