Monday, December 31, 2012

Nothin' But Love...

My daughter is growing up so fast, and sometimes I just look and her and feel nothing but overwhelming love for her and amazement that she is my daughter.  I captured one of those moments on film, then created this layout with some amazing products.  I first chose 3 different Nestaboard pieces, then painted them all white. The I layered my design on them, building 4 separate mini-layouts with some lovely My Little Shoebox paper and stickers.

Thanks for taking a look!
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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Bling in the New Year

I really can't make a post about the New Year without
first wishing my daughter a very happy


Yes, it's my daughter's birthday.
17 years ago today, she made her way into the world.
Wasn't it yesterday?

Something fun I do with my daughter is
go on Dollar Store shopping sprees once in a while.
You can buy a bunch of fun things,
and still have money left for BLING!
The last time we were there we got some fun
horns, glasses, and bubbles for New Year's.

We enjoy have fun, corny celebrations!

The horns were really cheesy though, so I decided
to decorate. At 3 for $1, I decided to tear one up
to make a pattern. I traced it onto patterned paper - 
both from our friends at Authentique.
I made a little extra piece for the top area.

I glued all this together and added stickers 
from SRM Stickers, and of course ...


I cut apart some Beautiful Bling Borders for around
the horn and the upper part that divides the pink and the grey.
I used a large Sleek Strip at the top,
and a small Sleek Strip at the bottom, near the horn. 

Thanks for looking.
Happy Birthday to my sweetheart, and
a very Happy New Year to all of you.

Be safe, be well, be happy, and be creative as you 



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SRM Stickers

Saturday, December 29, 2012

My Favorite 2012 Want2Scrap Projects

Wow as I sit here typing my post for today I am reflecting on all of the projects that I have created over the last year using the amazing products created by Want2Scrap. Some of them are albums, altered art pieces and even some jewelry, did you know you could create jewelry with Want2Scrap products?

Here is a broach created using Want2Scrap Fancy Tags Two Nestaboard and Nestabling Fancy Tags Two Silver Rhinestones.

Here is a mixed media pin using Want2Scrap Baby Bling Red Rhinestones and Designer Embellies Paper Dolls.

I just love the way Graphic 45 paper collections and Want2Scrap bling work so perfectly together!
For this card, I used Nestaboard Labels Eleven, Nestabling Labels Eleven Silver Rhinestones and Finesse Swirls Pearls.

This altered piece started out as a $.25 yard sale find and was featured on the front cover of Just Steampunk Two Magazine so see even those yard sale finds become treasures. For this treasure I used Want2Scrap Nestaboard Sprightly Sprockets and Nestabling Sprightly Sprockets Silver Rhinestones.

And lastly one of my all time favorites..... Corset Fancy Chipboard Album, this album was a lot of work but so much fun, from the Nestabling Fancy Tags Two Silver Rhinestones and Nestaboard Fancy Tags Two to all of the 72 Count Black Pearls and Finesse Swirls Black Rhinestones.

I hope you have enjoyed this walk down memory lane with a few of my favorite projects some are new that you have not seen before and some are recaps. With this being my last post for 2012, I wish you all Happy and Bright New Year! I look forward to creating more exciting projects with all of the new releases for 2013.

Crafty Smiles,


Friday, December 28, 2012

Blinged "Dreams" Canvas with My Little Shoebox

Hi Everyone!
True :D here. :)
Today I get to share a project that I created with some My Little Shoebox papers and lots of bling.
I have really been loving canvases as of late and chose to do an 8x10 for my post today.

I covered the entire canvas with MLS "Secret Garden" paper, added some old book page pieces, some inking, and white acrylic paint. Everything is glued into place with Mod-Podge.
The "Dreams" Fancy Chipboard Word is from Want2Scrap, and is covered with beautiful Mediterranean glitter from Art Glitter.

The flowers are from MLS Vintage Shop - 3D Roll-Up Flower Accents. 

Want2Scrap® products used:
 "Dreams" Fancy Chipboard Word

Cross Promotional Product Used:ClearSnap - Archival Die Ink pads
My Little Shoebox - Designer paper and Roll-Up Flowers
Art Glitter- Micro-fine Opaque glitter
ClearSnap - Archival Dye Ink Pads

Additional Products Used :
Silk ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon
Prima Marketing - leaves
8x10 art canvas
old book pages
Acrylic paint
Gloss sealer

Thanks so much for dropping by!
I would love it if you popped me a quick comment before you go so I will know you took the time to check it out.
 I appreciate you so much!


Thursday, December 27, 2012

Want2PLAY scrapbook layout FUN!

Want2Scrap® is a veritable PLAYGROUND of crafty fun!

We're NOT just a sparkly bunch....  We've got a WHOLE lot of scrap-worthy goodness to play with, and, more importantly, we're NOT just pretty faces!  Case in point - MAN layout!! Man layout alert!

That's MY ma-an!  And HE look gooooood in bling, if you KNOW what I mean!

Yeah, I said it.  And, HE'S man enough - I mean it's Donna Salazar's design, Sprightly Sprockets, Clear Rhinestones...   SPROCKETS, babies!  Accented FLAWLESSLY by their companions in Nestaboard - Sprightly Sprockets!  Purrrrrr!  They are SCRUMPTIOUS to scrap with!  And sprockety enough to make YOUR man feel right at home! 

And ONE of my favorite products from Want2Scrap® {besides BLING!!!} is the QUALITY Nestaboard/ chipboard products!  {You REALLY can't beat this fantastic material!  It's SO great for altering, festooning and BLINGING!}  Take my quick and easy letter colorizing...   Presto CHANGE-O!  I simply tapped it into some Chalk Ink by Clearsnap®, and BOOYAH!  Custom colored letters!

PERFECT for the "Ma-AN"layout!

That's RIGHT, friends!  Scrap your fellas, and PLAY with ABANDON!

Not that we NEED an excuse to play....

We just NEED a whole lot of Want2Scrap® product in our arsenal, to DO IT RIGHT!

So, get yer' SHOP on, get yer' SCRAP on!  You'll BE glad you DID!  Bling ON, friends! 

Yee Haw!

Want2Scrap® products used:

Nestabling® Sprightly Sprockets, Clear
Nestaboard®Sprightly Sprocktes
Chipboard Alphabet - Stylish

Cross Promotional Product Used:

Clearsnap - Chalk Ink
My Little Shoebox

Additional Products Used -

Designer Paper - October Afternoon
Stickers - October Afternoon
Ephemera - October Afternoon

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

An Altered Tin for my Niece...

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and are enjoying a peaceful day recovering from all the festivities. For Christmas I try to make my nieces homemade gifts to go with their other gifts. I made one of my nieces this altered tin from a hot chocolate still smells delish to boot!

One of Want2Scraps preferred partners is My Little Shoebox. I knew this would be perfect for Maya! I seriously love the 3-D Flower Roll-ups. What a great embellishment you can layer and  make your own.

Of course I love my bling! And this Winged Butterfly Bling is one of my favorite products.

The cute little embellishments from this line are the perfect compliment for Want2Scraps Bling Borders.

I hope you are all enjoying this holiday season!

Want2Scrap Products:
Large Mocha Rose 3"

Preferred Partner:
My Little Shoebox
Clearsnap Inks

Ribbon - Michaels
Newsprint Flowers - Recollections

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas

I love everything about Christmas even though it brings a bit of sadness to me, and a lot of other people. I can’t help but think about all the people in my life that have passed away, and are no longer here to share the Holidays with me. I miss my Dad so very much. He would not want me to be sad. We were so close. Let us not forget the people that are spending the Holidays alone. Let us not forget the families that have lost their little children in the Newtown Tragedy.

You, me, all of us…we have our own problems and challenges. We are not perfect either. We are only human and face our struggles each day. But keep in mind that we all have so much to be thankful for. I am thankful that my parents raised me with religion. He is who I turn to help me with my challenges. I am thankful for my faith in God. I am thankful for my health. I am thankful for my family. I am thankful for good friends. A roof over my head, food on my table, heat to keep me warm, electricity to light my home. All the little things that I take for granted each and every day.

I remember the days when I prayed every night that God would let me live long enough to see my son turn 16. I wanted him to remember me. That was back in 1997 when I was sick with breast cancer. He is now 20. Thank You Lord.

The tree is up and lit and there are presents under it. I’m going to cook a big dinner. We will share smiles and old stories. We will make new memories, but I will not forget the “Reason for the Season”. We have all been blessed.

Thank You everyone for supporting Want2scrap and helping us get to where we are today. Without you, it would not have been possible. We hope we helped to make your lives “shine” just a little bit more. I wish you nothing but the best for 2013.

Merry Christmas


and from all of us at Want2Scrap too, Merry Christmas...


Merry Christmas- AJ here to share a fun little Snowman card using Want2Scrap's Bling.

I'm sure most of you are moved on from Holiday cards to either winter or thank you's (which is next on my list! ;)  so I thought I would share a fun little snowman today.  I LOVE snowmen!  And instead of sparkles, I added bling to his scarf using the Baby Bling in Silver and adding a bit more using the Frilly Flourish Swirl in Silver.  Who doesn't love a sparkly scarf during the winter months?  ;)

Want2Scrap Products used:
Baby Bling in Silver
Frilly Flourish Swirl in Silver

Spellbinders dies
Gina K Designs Stamps- Snow One Like You
Copic Markers
ColorBox black ink
Basic Grey patterned paper



Sunday, December 23, 2012

Deck the Halls

Happy Holidays! I'm happy to share my latest holiday layout created with Want2Scrap products.
I created several fun holiday tags for gifts and goodies and couldn't resist including one on this layout.  I started with a Want2Scrap Large Manilla Tag, covered with patterned paper and distress ink.

Next, I used the Nestaboard Lacey Ovals and Spellbinders die to frame this cute digi elf by Bugaboo Stamps. I colored him with Copic markers and added sparkle with Ranger Stickles. I inked the "faith" from Chipboard Sentiments, added a diecut sticker to the bottom of the tag, and just the perfect bling with Beautiful Bling Borders-Endless Waves. The tag was completed with 2 festive ribbons.
I also included lovely Classy Corners bling and inked BLESSED - Fancy Chipboard word.
Celebrate the holiday season with Want2Scrap products on your next layout.
Cross Promotional Products:
Spellbinders Lacey Oval dies
Other Products:
Echo Park Very Merry Christmas paper collection
Tsukineko Staz-On Ink
Copic markers
Colorbok cardstock
Offray ribbon

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Merry & Bright

Nina here on the Want2Scrap blog with a fancy Christmas card to share with you all. I first distressed and stitched the edges of the Melissa Frances patterned paper, then laid a pretty doily right in the center. I adhered a sticker in the center of the doily and some beautiful B.Y.O.B. 1 Build your own Bling - Donna Salazar Design bling.

I then took a Pine Tree Chipboard Embellishments - Pack of 4 and traced it on the back of a patterned paper, fussy cut it, adhered to the chipboard and inked the edges. I finished the tree by placing some Sleek Strips Silver Rhinestones- Self Adhesive to mimic a garland.

The sentiment is from The Craft's Meow's Stitched Sentiments Two stamp set. I finished the card by adhering a rose from the Red Rose Ribbon 1" with a double seam binding bow tucked underneath.

I just want to take this opportunity to wish you and your loved ones a wonderful and memorable Christmas and New Year! I'll see you back here on the Want2Scrap blog in 2013!

Want2Scrap Products used:

Come visit me on my blog, Crafting in Croatia.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Want2Scrap LEFTOVERS = Christmas Ornament Splendor

Gettin' it ALL done in time for the Holidays, sometimes means we feed the family with
too much sugar and a LOT of leftovers.. And SOMETIMES, leftovers get, well, OLD.

But NOT when we're talkin' about CRAFTY leftovers!  

LOOKEE what I created with just a few nuggets of goodness, LEFT OVER from some recent projects!

A QUICK and lovely ornament, that literally took me less than an hour to create!

I'll bet you can spy some of YOUR favorite sparkling Want2Scrap® goodies in this lil' baby!

Or maybe you're eyeballing some stash on your OWN table right NOW!  Either way, make somethin' QUICK, and then be sure to fill YOUR stalking with lots of Want2Scrap® bling, BABIES!


Thursday, December 20, 2012

Old McDonald Had a Party

Every year our church has a fall party, with a theme.  This year the theme was "Old McDonald."  The kids had their faces painted, and I had a puppy and a kitten for the evening.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Want2Scrap™ Products used:
Retro Birds by Joe Rotella
Nestaboard Classic Diamonds
Chipboard Alphabet- Stylish

Partner Products:
Beacon Adhesive Zip Dry
Extreme Tac Glue Runner from Glue Arts


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