Wednesday, December 28, 2011 Design Team Entry


Hi Blogger Friends!

I’ve taken some “time off” from being on a design team, but I’ve decided it’s time to go back to work.  ;-)  That said, I’m using this project as my entry for the Scrapbook Pal design team.  Wish me luck………….

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I am the room mom for my youngest daughter’s 2nd grade class, so when we started planning their holiday party and one of the moms mentioned making cupcakes, I knew I wanted to make some cupcake holders.  I needed 20-25 of them, so I wanted them to be pretty simple. 

For this project, you’ll need: 

For the cupcake holder, I cut the patterned paper (I used 12x12) at 7 inches with the Sweet Treats cartridge, saving your scraps for later.  Using the Scor Pal, score along all the score lines (notches) that the Cricut makes for us.  Fold along score lines, making sure to fold toward the inside of your box.  Adhere with your desired liquid adhesive. 

Using the scraps from your patterned paper, cut a strip of paper 1” by 8” long.  Adhere to your box for a handle.  I adhered my handles on the outside of the box, because I knew I would be covering them with the trees.  Set aside.

With your white cardstock, cut two trees at 3 1/4” using Sesame Street Seasons.  Cut two more trees with black cardstock using the shadow feature at 3 1/4” using Sesame Street Seasons.  Apply adhesive to the back of the white cardstock and adhere to the black shadow. 

For added dimension and a snowy/glittery effect, ink white tree layer with Antique Linen distress ink and add Star Dust Stickles

Cut one set of the scalloped edge from page 58 using the shift feature of the cupcake holder.  For this step, you could cut two of these and use the longer pieces for the scalloped edges.  I was making them for a 2nd grade class party, so I didn’t fret about two of them being shorter than the others.  ;-)

Apply all four pieces of the scalloped edge to the top edge of each end of the box.  I used the shorter pieces behind the trees.

When the Stickles have dried, add a pop dots to the backs of the trees and adhere to the cupcake holders, over the top of the handles.

D….O….N….E!  Easy, huh?

What kind of feedback did I get?  As I suspected, the kids were more interested in the contents of the cupcake holders.  The adults, on the other hand, gave rave reviews and said I should make some to sell for birthday parties – that’s a good idea!!!!

I would love to see your cupcake holders if you make them!  :-)

Thanks for stopping by!


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Friday, December 09, 2011

My Memories WINNER



oma5911 said...

My favorite template is "Cherished Love Template" Since I am redoing my own wedding album... I may just have to have it!!!!

November 8, 2011 11:11 PM


My Memories Winner

Oma5911, please contact Liz Gardner @ and let her know that you won the software from my blog giveaway.

Hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! 


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Thursday, November 17, 2011

“Bite Me” Bookmarks


I’ve got a booth at a local craft/Christmas fair on 12/3 and I’m scrambling to make a bunch of crafty ‘stuff’. 

NOTE:  These are for sale HERE!  :-)

This is something I’ve had in mind for a LONG time.  My oldest daughter is a big vampire/supernatural lover…books, movies, etc.  She loves it all.  I figure since Twilight is all the rage right now, I would put a little spin on that and a popular phrase that’s been in our family for YEARS!!!!  “Bite Me” is what we all say when someone is giving us a hard time.  The fangs work well with it, don’t ya think?  ;-)

So, here is my “Bite Me” bookmark.  I’ve got about 20 of these made and ready to roll. 

A big HUGE thanks to Kim at Cutters Creek for the quick shipping on the Cricut stamp refills.  I used the Cricut stamp material, Van Helsing font, Cricut machine and SCAL to cut my “Bite Me” stamp.   

It goes without saying, but I’m now one corner bookmark shy of 20 for my booth.  My daughter took one look at it and said “That’s Mine!!”.  he he!!

Until next time……….


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I’m just not feeling it…


We are just over a month until Christmas and I’m just not feeling it.  I guess maybe because it was 80 degrees in Texas yesterday.  Today is a little better with a forecast high of 61.  Maybe I need to drop the AC down to about 40, turn on some Christmas music and lock myself in my scraproom.  IDK? 

So, here is my card.  IDK if I like it or not. 


BTW – that snowflake DP doesn’t look that antique/off-whitish in person.  I’m using my son’s camera, which I’ve found is pretty dang annoying!!  Mine is all charged up and ready to roll for a play at school tonight. 


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Monday, November 14, 2011

Hello Kitty b-day invitations


Hi friends!!

I had a customer email me, asking for 10 Hello Kitty birthday party invitations in neon pink.  When I saw this image, I knew exactly what I wanted to do!!  :-)


These cards measure 5.5x7.5 inches.  Hello Kitty was the most challenging part of this card, but I think they turned out pretty cute!  :-)

Here is the inside:


I computer generated the invitation information, printed it on the same neon papers I used on the front of the cards and layered with black for a finished look.

I have an extra one or two of these that I will be putting up for order-taking/sample purposes in my BluJay Store

Thanks for dropping by!!


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Tuesday, November 08, 2011




Hi Fellow

Craft Junkies!!

Well, I told you there would be an upcoming giveaway…….and it’s time!  To be entered into the drawing for the giveaway, please make sure you read the details below very carefully!  :-)

By following the “rules” below, you will be entered into a drawing for a FREE Digital Scrapbook Program from MyMemories.   

  1. Please visit MyMemories
  2. Select a favorite template or digital scrapbook kit
  3. Post a comment on this post with info from #2
  4. Become a follower of Billie’s Scrappetique 
  5. One winner will be randomly selected the first week of December!

I am now the proud owner of this software and I must say, it is SUPER easy to navigate!  You can use the digital kits from MyMemories, use the JPEG files you already have on your computer, etc.  I’m telling you…….SUPER EASY!!! 

You want to know what else is cool?  You can click through the link to MyMemories and you’ll receive a coupon for $10 off the MyMemories digital scrapbook software AND you get a coupon for $10 off of digital scrapbook downloads.  How cool is that???  :-)

Well, what are you waiting for?  GO…….get entered for a free digital scrapbook software!  Oh, and be sure to tell all of your friends!!  :-)



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Sunday, November 06, 2011

Kraft Cardstock


Welcome to Billie’s Scrappetique!

Today’s cards are using Kraft Cardstock, which is our current challenge at Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog.  These are created with men in mind, therefore I kept them super simple! 


Items used on these cards:

  • Deer & Tree – Stampin Up Nature Silhouettes
  • Blue & Green Papers – Die Cuts with a View
  • Twine
  • Kraft Cardstock

These cards are for sale HERE!  :-) 

We at Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog hope you will stop by and link up your projects using Kraft Cardstock! 

Until next time……….


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Sunday, October 23, 2011



Hi Scrappers!

Boy, do I have an upcoming surprise for you!!?  I was contacted by a digital scrapbooking company who has offered some most excellent blog candy for my readers!  I have a few things I need to do before I can offer this up to my followers, but stay tuned to my blog for this to be published within the next two weeks!  I know, I know…that’s a long time to have to wait, but seriously, I’m really excited about it and I think you will be too!!  :-)

Until next time…….


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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Christmas Cards!!


I have recently set up a storefront at BluJay and have been trying to get a few things listed here and there.  Today’s task was to get some Christmas cards listed and mission accomplished!  I got 7 cards posted…still have more to take photos of, edit and upload.  :-)

All cards have blank insides and are handmade by Billie’s Scrappetique.  Patterned paper is My Mind’s Eye and teal paper is Couture Cardstock

The above card can be purchased HERE!

The above card can be purchased HERE!


The above card can be purchased HERE!


The above card can be purchased HERE!


The above card can be purchased HERE!


The above card can be purchased HERE!

The above card can be purchased HERE!

Thanks for looking!!  :-)


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Monday, October 17, 2011

Mom & Dad


Yes, I know……..another CD Cover!  This one wasn’t made for my photographer friend though.  This one was made for my parents.  Long story short:  they got “remarried” a few years ago, my mom lost her photo CD and I couldn’t find mine either.  Well, she still hasn’t found her copy, but………..I FOUND MINE!!!  They came to visit last week, so I surprised them with their photos in this CD cover.  Now, hopefully my mom won’t lose this one!  LOL


Items used on this project:

  • Hero Arts Cardstock
  • Spellbinders Standard Ovals
  • Spellbinders Big Scalloped Ovals
  • Cindy’s Flowers
  • Star Dust Stickles
  • Dew Drop Eggplant
  • Glimmer Mist Starfish
  • JustRite Wedding Nested Sentiments
  • D’vine Swirls

Stop by again soon.  I promise all my future projects won’t be CD covers!  :-)


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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Fly High…


Our current challenge at Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog is “something that flies”.  I chose to make this super-simple card:


On this project, I used:

  • Spellbinders Nested Bird
  • Spellbinders Classic Squares Large
  • Spellbinders Lacy Squares
  • Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
  • Hero Arts Cardstock
  • Couture Cardstock 
  • Copic Spica pen

This card is posted for sale HERE, along with some other items.  I will be posting more & more as time permits, so keep checking back!  :-)

Like the card, but want a different sentiment?  If so, email me with what you’re looking for and I’ll do what I can to create something to suit your needs.  I’m also taking orders for Christmas cards.  ;-)

Thanks for looking………and have a GREAT week!


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Saturday, October 15, 2011

One Final Project…


Hello there!!

Thanks for stopping by to check out my project for the Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central Halloween post.  It is a bittersweet moment, as this is my last project for my term with Stamping Scrapping.  While I think I’m going to thoroughly enjoy the free time to be able to play with all my tools and enjoy some other creative endeavors, I’m going to miss the push to keep creating!  The 2011-2012 SSCC DT has already been chosen and will be announced soon, if it hasn’t been already. 

Now, here is my project!  I took an envelope and made it into a gift bag.  Kelli with Kellukas Photography and I are always sending gift bags back & forth with various CD covers, business cards, etc in them and can always use some extra bags.  Soooo……….this is a quick & easy way to make a gift bag and it’s already been sent on it’s way to Kelli!  :-)


Products used on this project:

  • 6.5 x 9.5 inch envelope
  • Scor-Pal
  • Spellbinders Nested Lacey Pennants
  • Spellbinders Nested Pennants
  • Spellbinders Grand Labels Four 
  • Spellbinders Grand Calibur
  • Basic Grey Eerie Paper Collection
  • Martha Stewart Spider Web corner punch
  • Ranger Distress Ink – Spiced Marmalade
  • Buttons
  • JustRite font
  • Ribbon
  • Glitter

I wish each and every one of you a Happy Halloween! 


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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Sweet Baby Cooper


Hey there!

I’m back with another CD cover for Kelli with Kellukas Photography!  This one is for a 6-month-old baby boy, as suggested by the “6 months” on the cover.  :-)

Items used on this project:

  • Deja Views Little Ones
  • Couture Cardstock 
  • Spellbinders Standard Ovals
  • Spellbinders Scalloped Ovals
  • JustRite Font
  • Dew Drop Night Sky
  • Bear – from A Child’s Year Cricut Cartridge
  • Zig Pen – stitching on bear

I would love for you to stop by again in a few days when I’ll have another project posted.  :-)


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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Expecting a girl…


No………not me!  No more babies here!  My “caboose” is now 7 1/2 years old.  I won’t be doing diapers again until I have grandbabies and I hope that is still several years away!  ;-)

Kelli with Kellukas Photography did a photo shoot of a sweet couple expecting a baby girl.  I usually convert one of her photos into a digital image and color it with my Copics, but I couldn’t make this one work for some reason.  That left me needing to come up with a new design and well…………..Kelli & I both like the way this turned out.  I think this will be the new design for mommies expecting a baby girl.  A simple look, but cute!  :-)

Products used on this project:

  • Dress in SCAL
  • Star Dust Stickles (on the polka dots on dress)
  • Zig Pen (stitching)
  • White Satin Ribbon
  • Flower

Need a CD cover?  If so, email me with the details and I’ll create something just for you!  :-)

Until next time………………….


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Saturday, October 01, 2011

I spy something……Red


Hi Friends,

Our current challenge at Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central is “red”.  My card is super simple, but I still like it.  :-)


Don’t forget to link up your project AND make sure you list an item that Stamping Scrapping carries in your blog post.

As always, thanks for stopping by…


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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Digi Scrapping in 24x12


Hi Fellow Crazy Crafters!!

At CKC San Marcos, I was able to volunteer some time in a couple of classrooms for Patty, aka The Digital Scrapbook Teacher.  If you’ve never been to her site or attended her classes, you’re missing out!  She is fluent in PhotoShop Elements and teaches you step-by-step how to achieve the look you’re going for…………and she has awesome page templates!!




Anyway, I visited her store booth (of course) and was in awe of the quantity of CDs she had available for purchase! 

The template I used can be found in Set C.  This is what the template looked like when I started:


This is the page I made using the template above and photos taken by Kellukas Photography back in November. 

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As you can see, I removed the small photo blocks at the top of the page, added some text and moved the flourish up. 

Once I was done editing - and of course, saving - my page, cropped it down to be 2 12x12 pages, as shown below……

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st clair family right page

They will each be printed as a 12x12 page, which I can then put into my 12x12 scrapbook album.  I think I prefer the 24x12 templates over the 12x12 now.  I wish I had know when I visited her booth……. I sure hope she does a sale on these soon!  *sigh* 

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope to see you again soon!  :-)


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PS – don’t mind my bad hair day!  It was humid and windy that day and my hair WAS NOT cooperating AT ALL!!!

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Easy Canvas Prints - Review


I recently received an email from Brendan at Easy Canvas Prints asking if I’d be interested in receiving a free 8x10 canvas in exchange for a review and side-bar advertising on my blog.  Sure!  I can always use a canvas, right?  ;-)

The code he sent me was for a free 8x10, or a credit equal to the price of an 8x10 canvas toward another size if I’d like an upgrade.  Cool! 

I chose to have this photo printed on canvas so I could have a little something for our master bathroom.  If any of you know me at all, you know that I LOVE PURPLE!!  My bedroom is dark purple…………….and one day, my master bathroom will be too……… this was very fitting!!!  ;o)


We chose to do a wrapped canvas, which means that the photo wraps around the edges of the canvas. 

Note:  A wrapped canvas means you’re going to lose some of your photo on the front of the canvas, but it does wrap around the sides.  If you look at the photo above and then look at the canvas, you’ll see what I’m talking about.  

The end result is gorgeous and will look even better when I get my bathroom wall painted.  LOL

So……..if you’re in need of a canvas, I recommend Easy Canvas Prints!  They’re located in Austin Texas, their end-product is beautiful, the canvas was packaged very well and their shipping was quick! 

If you have any questions, let me know! 

Thanks to Brendan & Easy Canvas Prints for allowing me to receive this canvas in exchange for advertising.  If you ever need me to do it again……………;-)


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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Heartfelt Creations Video


At the Creating Keepsakes Convention this weekend, my friends & I had a BLAST!!!  Here is a photo someone took of the three of us with Melody’s iPhone. 

Billie Mel and Tina

(left to right:  Billie, Melody, Tina)

Someone else took a photo with my digital camera and I’m not kidding when I say they’re terrible!  One photo, Tina’s eyes are closed.  In another one, my eyes are closed.  One we’re all looking at something else, one we’re blurry and the last one, the one that actually turned out okay, well….we just look like death from our lack-of sleep weekend!  ha ha!!  What gives?  LOL

Anyway, during my shopping excursions, I (of course) stopped to visit with the always-sweet Emma Lou from Heartfelt Creations.  She was doing a demo on one of their flower petal stamps that I did a video of.  And yes……..I did buy this set!  As soon as I can function and make complete sentences again get some sleep, I’ll play with those and some other things I got this weekend. 

Here is the video:

I hope you all have an AWESOME week! 


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Friday, September 16, 2011

Heartfelt Creations page

This page is from the Floral Extravaganza class.  :-)

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Name Tags

I've now typed this up THREE TIMES!!!  This blogging from my cell phone totally bites!!!  LOL

Here are name tags I created for a couple friends & I who are at CKC (Creating Keepsakes Convention) this weekend.  :-)

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Birthday Card Tutorial



Like I told you in yesterday’s post, I will be at CKC for the weekend, playing, shopping, taking classes, shopping, attending a technique workshop, shopping, hanging with the girls……….and did I mention shopping?  ;o)

This is a quick & simple card I made for my oldest daughter’s birthday, which is in a month.  GO ME for being ahead of the game!!  LOL



I would love to hear what you think about this tutorial……….and SUGGESTIONS!  I need suggestions for future tutorials.  C’mon!  You know you have something in mind….right?  Yeah, me either!  LOL

Until next time………


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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

SSCC – Sketch Challenge


Hello from Texas!!!

By the time you read this post, I will be having myself a “girl’s weekend”, cropping, volunteering and taking classes at CKC!  Woohoo!!!  Is it time, yet?  huh, huh??? 

For the current challenge at Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central, our challenge is to follow a Sketch that Sheri created.  Here is the sketch:

SSCC 9-12

………and this is my project:


On this project, I used:

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to check back TOMORROW for a video tutorial using the new JustRite Shabby Chic Labels Four set.  

Until then……


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Monday, September 05, 2011

Cute as a button – boy/girl


Hello Craft Junkies!!  :-)


Boy, have we got a challenge for you right now at Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central?  It’s ANYTHING GOES!!!  That means whatever you make, works.  Just make sure you list an item that Stamping Scrapping carries to qualify for the prize!  Easy enough, right? 

For this project, I’ve created two CD covers for Kellukas Photography, who did a few photo shoots of small children.  Such cute photos!  If you’re local or going to be in the Austin area, you should totally look her up……or ask me for contact info.  ;o)

Baby Christine 

Chambers Kids

Not too much different on this one, other than the papers & ink color.  The paper is by My Mind’s Eye and the ink I used is Ranger Distress Ink in Spiced Marmalade.


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Friday, August 19, 2011

I don’t “do” vintage…


…but this week’s theme at 365 Cards is Vintage and today’s color is Green!  I’d love to join 365 Cards every day of the year to get a big stockpile of cards done, but in all honesty, I don’t think I will have that many ideas in my head in a lifetime, much less in a year!  One can dream though, right??  LOL

Here is my take on a Vintage card using the color green!  I know……….Christmas in August………but I’m trying to get ahead this year!


The paper is called “Vintage Christmas” by The Paper Studio.  I bought this at Hobby Lobby last year, so who knows if they’ll have it again? 

I did a little stitching with my sewing machine.  We don’t normally get along well (at all), but we got through today’s project with no hitches or glitches!  That *never* happens!  ha ha!!

I inked the edges with Tim Holtz Antique Linen ink pad and stamped my sentiment with Adirondack Raisin. 

I used my Spellbinders Grand Calibur to cut the Classic Scalloped Squares Large and the Classic Squares Large

The sentiment comes from “Hearts Come Home” and the border is out of “From Our House”.  Both sets are 2” square by JustRite

Of course, I’m linking up to 365 Cards


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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Blah to Oo-lah-lah


Happy Thursday {evening}!!!


School starts back in central Texas on Monday and if you’re anything like me, you want your kiddos to go to school with cute schtuff.  That being said, I decided to “decorate” a blah, boring, white 3-ring binder that my daughter will transport back & forth to school with her homework, notes, etc.  This one is for my youngest daughter, who will be going into second grade, but something tells me my older two will want one too.  She picked out the papers and I sent her on her merry way while I went to work!  She came in and out of my scraproom a few times, but I wouldn’t let her past the doorway until I was completely done!  LOL



Here is a shot of a blah, boring, white 3-ring binder.  Not that you don’t know what one of these looks like, but hey……ya never know!  ;o)  (FYI:  This is a stock photo and not the binder I altered)




This is the front of her binder, with her first name.  Note that I double-matted the “Recess” tag to make it stand out a little more?  I mean, let’s face it, what kid will tell you that Recess isn’t his/her favorite ‘subject’ in school?  ha ha!!



This is the back of her binder, which is similar to the front, with our last name. 

Her binder is a 1/2” binder, which left like NO space on the spine to ‘decorate”, so I just added a piece of maroon paper and called it done. 

The consensus from my to-be-2nd-grader?  She LOVED it!  That makes a mom SMILE!!! 

Until next time………


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Monday, August 15, 2011

SSCC – Summer Challenge


Hello fellow scrap addicts!!


Remember me?  It’s Billie.  Yeah, you’ve probably forgotten all about me by now!  LOL  I’ve been gone a while, haven’t I?  I have a good excuse though…really!!! We’ve been vacationing – a two week road trip from Texas to Utah and back.  We visited various tourist destinations along the way (The Grand Canyon, Meteor Crater, Carlsbad Caverns, Arches National Park, Hole n The Rock, Very Large Array, 1/2 day raft/float trip in Page, AZ, etc, etc….as well as lots and lots of hiking!!).  We had a great time and took a TON of pictures!!! 

Anyway, the current project with Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central is…yes…ANOTHER Summer challenge!  :-)

I was at a loss of what to come up with for a ‘summer’ project, so I thought flowers and just went with it to create this notebook.  LOL


I buy these Corner Office Writing Tablets when Walgreens puts them on sale……which has been a while!!  I’m out of writing tablets, so I sure hope they put them on sale again and SOON!  LOL  Anyway, I take all the pages out of the notebook and use that for the pages of my books.  Add a little patterned paper, some chipboard for stability, a few embellishments and voila!  A customized notebook.  :-)

Products used on this project:

I’m linking up to:

I’ll try to be a little better about posting in the coming weeks as school starts back and we get settled back into a routine!!  I have a few other projects I started on a while back, so hopefully I’ll be able to get back to those when school is back in session!  :-)

Oh!  Don’t forget to stop by Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central to link up your summer project.  Remember, you’ll need to link to a new project AND include the name of a product you used on your project, which is sold by Stamping Scrapping

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!!!

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Saturday, July 30, 2011

SSCC AND Scrappy Frogs – Bling!!!


Hi Blogger Buddies!!

Our current challenge at Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central AND at Scrappy Frogs is “BLING”!  Soooooo…………I used bling on a CD cover for Kellukas Photography for a precious couple who recently got married!  happy


I hope you’ll stop by and link up your “bling” project over at Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central and don’t forget to also link up at Scrappy Frogs too!! 

Until next time………


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