Monday, October 18, 2010

Yah!!! Winners!!!

We at Simply Scrapping Crafts would like to thank you for making our very first Blog Hop such a smashing success! We had so much fun creating our projects for you and hope that they inspire you to create ones of your own and share them with us!

As you know, we had some prizes "hidden" on certain blogs. Without further adieu, here is our master winners list:

Barb's Boys...prize hidden on Deb's blog

Julie M....prize hidden on Georgia's blog

Lisa (Purple Place) AND Trina...there were 2 prizes hidden on Theresa's blog

Andrea6760...prize hidden on Rona's blog

Helen...prize hidden on Amy's blog

Terry G (T)...prize hidden on Emily's blog

Denise...prize hidden on Clare's blog

Roxann...prize hidden on Pryn's blog

Again, we would like to thank you for your participation and look forward to bringing you many more hops in the future :) Please do not be a stranger and stop back anytime you would like! We would love to have you :)


Another big personal thanks to each and every one of you who stopped by my blog and left me some love! Some of you I have "known" for a long time, and some of you are new friends. I appreciate each and every one of you, and look forward to spending much more time together! Big hugs!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

A Big Thanks and Many Hugs to Everyone!

Hi everyone! I apologize for not getting a photo of the prize up before the hop, but I wanted to see what I could find at the stamp show yesterday. Unfortunately, it wasn't all that great, but I did pick up a couple of things that I think will be useful to the recipient.

I decided to have two RAKS, and here are the photos of each:

This is one of the RAKS. The Crate Paper Restoration collection is almost impossible to find - it was a huge sellout. But I managed to find one of the 6x6 pads, which is a great size for card makers. I also threw in a cool bow maker that I found yesterday, a glitter pen, a glaze pen, some ribbons, buttons, and miscellaneous goodies. No, Baby Boo doesn't come along with it - she just wanted her picture taken!

This is the second RAK. These are also papers from Crate Paper, some alphabet stickers, die cut papers, ribbons, buttons, and other goodies.

And since Baby Boo got her picture on my blog, Boo Kitty insisted that she be included as well. This is the queen of the household!

I will have the winner list from the entire hop up later tonight or sometime tomorrow. In the meantime, I wanted to say a big "Thank You" to everyone who participated in the hop. I hope you had fun and got a little bit of inspiration. I appreciate all of your sweet comments, and I thank everyone who became a follower of my blog. I feel like a Rock Star, thanks to all of you!

Big hugs and much love!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Halloween Blog Hop - Simply Scrapping Crafts

Welcome to Simply Scrapping Crafts First Annual Haunted Hallow Hop! We have quite a line-up for you today filled with lots of tricks and treats! Now what would trick or treating be without candy? Eye candy that is! Our DT has been busy at work in Dr. Jekyll's lab creating just the right formula to inspire your hauntingly sweet projects this year. Be sure to comment all of the blogs along the way because we have "hidden" some extra special treats along the way. There is no way to tell where we have them stashed, so be sure not to miss out! Some of our hop hosts are giving an extra entry for becoming a follower. Who doesn't appreciate more chances to win right?

All winners will be announced on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 via the DT blogs and also in the hop room at SSC, which can easily be accessed here . You have until 11:59PM EST tonight, October 16, 2010 to comment for your chance to win. All you need to do is click on each link and leave a comment as you hop along to the end of the list.

Are you ready for a frightfully wicked Haunted Hallow Hop? Let's get to hoppin'!

Theresa - YOU ARE HERE


Hi everybody! Welcome, and thanks so much for stopping (or is that hopping) by! I am so glad to have you here!

Are you having fun yet? Getting some good inspiration and ideas? I certainly hope so, and I hope to be able to inspire you a bit more today.

I decided to make an Autumn banner for the Hallow-Hop, but went for some non-traditional shapes - 4 chipboard trees and 3 chipboard houses. The trees are from Maya Road and the houses are from Creative Imaginations. I put all seven of the pieces close together to get this photo.

This photo shows the banner hanging outside on the deck - I can get much better photos outside than inside.

So here are some individual photos that show each of the seven pieces up close. I used all sorts of embellishments for these, but all of the patterned papers are from Basic Grey.

This first tree shape uses Webster's Pages Bloomers and American Crafts rose ribbon pieces, along with Webster's Pages Sparklers and Basic Grey felties.

This second section, one of the house shapes, uses some lace pieces that I had in my stash to accent the roof, along with some green vine ribbon that I also had in my stash (I bought both of those at a recent scrapping convention, but they were generic). It also uses AC Thickers, a Cosmo Cricket cat rubon, an Ippity by Unity stamp as the base for a 3D pumpkin, and alphabet stickers by Cosmo Cricket. I get my Ippity stamps from Rona, my dear friend and favorite Ippity Chick at She not only brings us fabulous stamps, but she throws in wonderful goodies with every order!

The second tree is my favorite I think. It uses a chipboard tree from Little Yellow Bicycle, Bazzill cardstock that was embossed with a Cuttlebug folder, and pieces of a Magnolia garland purchased from Lisa Keifer's Etsy shop at I love the elegance of the soft colors and the gorgeous garland gems.

The center piece is for Halloween. I used several chipboard pieces from Little Yellow Bicycle, a stamp from Cosmo Cricket accented with Stickles, rubons from Cosmo Cricket, and some cute pumpkin and spider brads from Queen & Co. I also added a bit of glittered cardstock behind the chipboard house for some sparkle in the windows. Like that ghost coming out of the chimney? I thought that was a cute touch!

This next tree was also decorated for Halloween. I used some more of those Little Yellow Bicycle chipboard shapes and a few buttons. The spider stamp is from Ippity. That crazy looking cat is my favorite! The spider's web and all of the faux stitching on the trees was made using a Glaze pen by Sakura.

This last of the three houses is in subtle colors and geared to Autumn in general. I used an Ippity by Unity tree stamp and banner stamp. I accented the tree stamp with gems from Kaisercraft. The banners are accented with tiny type stickers from Cosmo Cricket. I also added some Basic Grey border stickers and Stickles to the roof, along with a cloud shaped chipboard piece from Little Yellow Bicycle.

This final piece, the fourth tree, was covered with little circles of glitter cardstock punched out with a Stampin' Up punch, then another layer of Basic Grey buttons in various colors. A couple of felt leaves from Queen & Co. were placed at the base of the tree. I get my Stampin' Up goodies from - Catherine is a doll!

The gorgeous orange satin ribbon used throughout the project was purchased from this awesome Etsy shop: Martha is the owner, and she not only has fabulous goodies in her shop, but the prices are awesome too!

Soooo ... thanks again for hopping by and I hope I was able to get your creative juices going at least a little bit.

Please leave a comment for an opportunity at a random drawing I will be doing for a RAK, and if you become a follower of my blog (please make sure you tell me in your comment so I don't miss it), I will give you an extra entry in the drawing.

The RAK is full of yummy goodness of the non-caloric paper-crafting type - I did not get a chance to take a photo and post it, but you will definitely enjoy all the great "stuff"!

Big hugs and Happy Hopping to you! Now head on over to visit Nikki and see what yummy goodness she has to inspire you with!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Lovable Inspiration

Aren't these little kitties the sweetest? This digistamp is from A Day for Daisies ( - Tammy, who is the artist, is so awesomely talented. I love cats, so just couldn't resist this cute little Halloween image. I colored it with pencils and gamsol, then made a card out of it, which I will probably send to my sister for Halloween - she loves cats and always enjoys getting one of my handmade creations!

Getting ready for this Saturday's Simply Scrapping Crafts First Annual Hallow-Hop! I have a really fun creation - well, it's really seven creations in one - to hopefully inspire everybody. Can't wait to show it to everyone!

Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget about the hop this Saturday!