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Friday, May 18, 2012

Wooden Letters - Embellished!

Happy Friday!!  We are going to have FANTASTIC weather in the CHI-TOWN area.  My family plans to spend a lot of time outside. 

Today I have a great project for you.  These are wooden letters you can find at any craft store. I believe they were less than $2.00 each.  All you do is embellish them however you like or by theme.  Mine spell "Jade" which is my oldest daugther's name.  What I love about them is you can decorate them however you want or use a theme.  All you need is coordinating paper, embellishments, adhesive and mod podge.   

My daughter loved them so now I've moved onto to make a set for my other 2 girls.  First, I traced the letters onto the back side of my paper and carefully trimmed them out.  Then I inked the edges with a stamp pad or you could paint them.  Actually painting the edges would be easier.  Hopefully you can see some of the detail in the pictures below.  These can be done for boys or girls.  My friend did a fantastic set for her son maybe she'll let me share pictures of those soon.

Hope you have a great weekend!
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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Pretty as a Princess - Disney

Today I have a home decor "Princess" project that I made for my daughter's room.  I have 3 girls who are all about "Princesses" and "Pink"!  Since we do not get there often, I thought this would be a nice piece to remind them of our fun times in Florida.

Here are some close-ups. 

White Photo Tray - 12 x 12
Disney Papers (not sure of exact name)
Pink Glittered Vellum
Pink Flourish Paper Raised Felt Feel
Princess Paper with Carriages, Dresses and Slippers
Yellow Bazzill Cardstock
Pink Bazzill Cardstock
Purple Chalk Ink for edges
Castle Die (used at Archiver's) - cut in half
Disney Stickers
Bling Dots
Border Punch
Coluzzle Pocket Template
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Friday, May 11, 2012

Happy Birthday!

TGIF!! Today I have a birthday card for you as I try to build up my stock of cards to have on hand. Hope you like it. Thanks for visiting!

5" Card - Yellow Bazzill
Blue Bazzill - Embossed with Dots
Scalloped Circle - Cut at 4" from Sweet Treats
Circle - Cut at 3.5"
Bday Cake - Cut at 3.25" from Simply Charmed
Pink & Crystal Stickles
Happy Birthday Sentiment Inside: My Pink Stamper Fancy Phrases
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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Teacher Appreciation 2012

Just wanted to share a fabulous teacher appreciation idea with you all.  My friend actually came up with this idea but I had to steal it!  Thanks Angel!  Each year I find myself racking my brain trying to figure out what I can do or give them that's practical.  Well this year I found it (or should I say we did)! 

Sorry about the terrible pic. I was so excited to get them packaged up and shared I forgot I needed pictures for you.  Anyways, movie night gifts!  I bought the popcorn container, microwave popcorn, boxed candy (like you get at the theatre) plus wrapping all at the dollar store! Yes the dollar store!  Then we went to Redbox.com and clicked gifts.  Since you can only send Redbox gifts via FB or email I thought her brilliant idea was done.  However since she is so smart she said what if we email it to ourselves?  Perfect!  So that is exactly what we did.  We personalized the whole thing but emailed it to ourselves instead of the teacher.  This way we knew we could print it in color and create a cute little gift certificate.  Also, then we knew it wouldn't get lost in junk if we did send it directly to the teacher.  Viola! My kids came home and said the teacher's absolutely LOVED them. Plus, I can re-use this idea each year as their teachers change. Yay for Mom!       
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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

Finally a project post for you - its been a while.  Mother's Day is approaching quickly and I'm already behind. Imagine that! I think being a Mother always means you're behind on something, right?  I hope its not just me! LOL  Anyhow, I have a Mother's Day card for you today because I need to get them in the mail tomorrow.  Hope they make it in time!  Thanks for visiting.

Project Materials:
Bazzill Two Scoops Embossed Paper - Pink (not sure actual color)
Bazzill Two Scoops - Sander
Knockout Border Punch - Hearts
QuicKutz - flowers (REV-0016)
Cricut - Alphalicious
My Pink Stamper - Happiest Moments - Happy Mother's Day (stamped on inside)

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Monday, May 7, 2012

I'm Back - Blog Makeover Complete!

Hello Again,
My blog makeover is complete and I could not be happier.  Chris from Get Inspired with ChatterScene did a fabulous job!  She was great to work with and really blew me away with the finished product.  Thanks again Chris!  Please stop by and show her some love at http://chatterscene-mom.blogspot.com/.  I will have some completed projects posted this week so stay tuned.
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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Blog Makeover - Coming Soon!

Hi, Sorry I've been MIA! I've been extremely busy. Anyhow I wanted to let you know I am going through a blog makeover so i will be away a little longer. This is very exciting and I can't wait to see what the finished product will look like! So please be PATIENT with me and I promise I will be back soon. I have been creating during my hiatus and plan to have more to show you soon. Thanks! Shannon
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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Doodlebug Designs - Check them out!

Hello Again,

Sorry its been a while.  Life has been busy.  I was able to get out to a crop last Friday and needed a little inspiration.  One of my favorite things about being at a crop is being able to check out all of the new products and displays.  Doodlebug Designs is definitely one of my favorites!  I love how playful and colorful their products are.  So, I re-created a card I saw on the Doodlebug Designs display.

Cute huh?  Sorry about the un-croped picture on top of my new camera box but my kids have taken over the computer so I had to take this with my phone.  Doodlebug offers cards and matching envelopes in various colors and styles.  To top that off they are also very reasonably priced.  How much better can it get!  They make it so quick and easy to put a card together.  Next time your at your local scrapbook store look for their display.

P.S. - 5 more days until Jinger Adams announces her new design team! I'm SO excited - I hope I'm one of them!
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Friday, March 30, 2012

My Craft Channel - Sweeps Week 2012

Hi Everyone,
Just wanted to share some cool news today.  My Craft Channel has been doing "Sweeps Week" and today I won one of the challenges! Check them out and you could win too! Shannon

Friday, March 30, 2012
11:00am-12:00 Contest

Join us today from 8:00am - 8:00pm for a LIVE CONTEST and GIVEAWAYS every hour...with a grand prize the end of each day! Some contests will require you to upload a photograph through our Facebook page here. Or simply leave a comment here on our blog under each blog post. 

PHOTO CHALLENGE: Submit a photo VINYL project you have in your home (that you created or purchased), post it on our Facebook Contest Page*.
*(Please do not post to our wall.) 

HOW TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE: We'll post the hourly winner on our Facebook page. Please email your shipping details to contests@mycraftchannel.com with the subject line of which hourly contest you won. If you miss your name on our Facebook page, we will post them here on the blog at the end of the day.
Don't Forget about today's Grand Prize Contest 
that runs throughout today! 

Shannon Colon
Loved the personalize garbage cans!
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Card - Engagement

Good Evening,

My cousin recently got engaged to a great gal!  I'm so happy for them. So, I felt the need to create a quick card since I do not get to see them often.  Hope they like it!

Project Materials:
Doodlebug Designs Black Card w/envelope
The Paper Studio - B&W Intricate Swirls
White Cardstock
Border Punch
Pebbles Inc. Sentiment Rub On
White Signo Pen

Thanks for stopping by! More cards to come as my stock pile is depleted!
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Jinger Adams Design Team Call

So, I've been thinking about joining a design team but it never seems to be the "right" time.  When is the "right" time?  For me the perfectionist, probably never.  Well someone recently asked me what I would really like to do besides what I do now.  I did not even have to think about it! Craft more, join some design teams, start my own blog.  I kid you not, the next day I see Jinger Adams' design team call.  So, this was my sign, my time, my chance to get going!  

I created this project just for you, Jinger!  

Hope you enjoy it :)


Project Materials:

BoBunny 6 x 6 Chipboard Album
Doodlebug Design Happy Spring 6 x 6 Paper Pak
Stampin Up Exclusive Sizzix Bigz Top Note Die
QuicKutz 2 x 2 Label
Rub On & Misc. Embellishments
Ribbons, Brads & Rhinestones
Cricut Expression 2: Create A Critter & Doodlecharms Cartridges
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Seeing Spots
Sizzix Embossing Folder Dots
Black Pen


In case you want to join Jinger's team - here are the requirements:

Jinger Adam's and The Scrapbooking Queen are looking for talented, motivated, responsible designers who have time to commit to designing layouts, cards and projects each month with Jinger Adams products and promote Jinger Adam's products line. We haven't set a specific number of designers to add to our present team .  At this time are only accepting designer who reside in the USA. 

We are looking for:

1. Enthusiastic, creative and DRAMA Free people that love to create with designer Jinger Adams product line(s) and are able to do 2 monthly assignments such as layouts, projects, and cards with her awesome products.

2.  You must post your work on 2 different galleries that you belong too.

3. You must be able to commit to a 12 months term, which will be from April 1, 2012 through April 30, 2013.

4. You must be at least 18 years of age.

5. You agree to release the rights of your designs photos be posted on the Jinger Adams Blog & website for display on the Jinger Adams Company sites. Credit will be give to the designer of said project.

6.  If needed, your designs may also be needed for display at trade shows.

7. People that can take great pictures of their work in natural light, with a few close-ups.  Because we will be posting your work on Jingers Adams Company blog, we want your work to shine.  Dark photos, shadows and flash spots don’t show your work well.  
8. Able to do 1 blog hops per month  with Jinger Adams product line and other companies lines.

In return you will receive:

  1.  A  package with plenty of Jinger Adams products to design with for your blog post.
  2.  Your picture and bio on the Jinger Adams Blog and each of the design Team blogs too.
  3. Product from co-sponsor companies to use for blog hops and other events.

If these sound like the perfect fit for you, then submit your project via the inLinkz below.
Please submit only one BRAND new project that show your style we will be picking designers for the team from the submission to add to the present design team members. No back posting this must be a fresh new post just for Jinger Adams Design Team Call.  Make sure your post show us your style, post as if  you were on Jinger Design Team show us your very best work and posting skills. Anything  linked post that is not stated for the design team will be deleted and removed so please read the guideline .  WE have several openings to fill.
Question's Only  please email:  TheScrapbookingQueen1@gmail.com 

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