Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Create a Valentine They Will L♥ve to Display Year Round!

Hi everyone!
True :D  here today to share another simple but elegant project with you. 
How many times have you poured your heart into a Valentine, only to see it put away in  a drawer or *gasp* thrown in the garbage? Why not make them something this year that they will love to display? This sweet little heart can be hung on a wall, doorknob, or even on a rear view mirror in a car. :)

(Click on photos for a closer peek)

It was quick and easy to make using Spellbinder dies and Want2Scrap bling.

The designer cardstocks are some that I illustrated for Inky Antics. I have to say that it is super fun working with your own creations! :)

I stamped a sentiment on the back from my Inky Antic's #1115MC "Swirly Bird" clear stamp set. There is still plenty of room for a hand-written message as well.

Want2Scrap Products Used:

Preferred Partner Products Used:
Spellbinders Paper Arts - Classic Hearts and Scalloped Classic Hearts Nestabilities, and Grand Calibur
ClearSnap - ColorBox inks - Dark Moss and Orchid Pastel
Art Glitter - Sea Shell transparent ultra-fine glitter and Designer Dries Clear glue
Beacon Adhesives - Fabri-tac glue

Other Products Used:
Inky Antics - #IA-PAC003 "Everything's Coming Up Roses" and #IA-PAC004 "Green In Stitches" designer cardstocks by Trudy Sjolander Designs
Inky Antics - #1115MC "Swirly Birds" clear stamp sets by Trudy Sjolander Designs
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Mauve Velvet Ribbon
Wild Orchid Crafts - Mulberry Paper Roses
Deckle scissors

Thanks so much for dropping by! Please feel free to share or pin. I would love it if you left a comment too! :)

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A Wordless Book

I love taking photos of my kids and their changing expressions.  This book evoked many of those expressions in my son, and I knew that they would make a great layout.

I left one space in my grid open, and used a few carefully chosen items to create a title space, as well as some texture for my page.

Want2Scrap™ Products Used:
Jewel Fantasies by Julianna Hudgins
Nestaboard Labels Eighteen

Partner product: 
Beacon Zip Dry
Glue Arts Extreme Tac Runner

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Canvas Project: Take the Time 2 Create

It's a New Year's Resolution for a lot of us.
Make time to create.
I need the reminder.

You too, can make a SIMPLE canvas.

I created this SUPER simple canvas.
by using a piece of balsa wood.

I decoupaged some napkins onto the board.
 I added a coat of paint, and created a whitewash finish by
dry brushing some Gesso.

I sanded and inked around the edges with 
I added some Tissue Tape,
a transparency,
a beautiful chevron border,
some words and hardware...
a few buttons,
some bulk LOOSE bling, and 
and the title...

The Fancy chipboard title Create was painted with Gesso and 
coated with Medium and then
dusted with Fairy Dust from our preferred partner, Clearsnap.


Take the time 2 Create...


Want2Scrap™ Products Used: 


Preferred Partner Products Used:

Clearsnap - Fairy Dust Glitter by Donna SalazarMix'd Media Inx® by Donna Salazar 

Additional Products Used:

Buttons - Buttons Galore and More, Hardware and Tissue Tape - Tim Holtz, Trim - BoBunny and Close to My Heart, Letters - Paper Studio, Paint - Gesso and Medium - Ranger Ink, Transparency - Heidi Swapp


Want2Scrap's wonderful BLING is now available in bulk! The possibilities are ... well ... ENDLESS.

Thanks for stopping by today. Make time 2 create.

See more of my Mixed Media creations in my gallery at Larkspurs on Saturday.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Scrapbook LOVE, girly style!

I can't help it!  I HAVE a girl, I AM a girl, and I LOVE bling...

It's a BEAUTIFUL problem...

Especially, when you combine products from Want2Scrap® and My Little Shoebox!

Don't you just LOVE "daughter", all 3-D and accented with a touch of color and sparkle!  Shhhh!  It's really the word "Goddaughter!" {I'm saving "God" for ANOTHER project!} Although Want2Scrap® chipboard products are heavy duty, and AMAZING!, they snip easily for customizing!

And SPEAKING of the wonders of Want2Scrap® - Don't EVER underestimate us!  Even the PACKAGING is useful!  I save my leftovers as a palette for gluing and embellishing...   Glittered and glued embellishments DON'T stick to the packaging, so they make an excellent work surface!

Just a hint of easy to apply color with some Clearsnap, pops a custom hue, accented with some all-purpose Rock Candy Distress Stickles from Tim Holtz and Ranger...  Mmmmm, hmmm, the PERFECT recipe for fun and fat free EYE candy!  Yumm-O!  {I LOVE our sport!}

Oh, and I love my lil' girl, too!  That's why it's SUCH a blast to scrapbook her wee little face and life's adventures, using products, and ESPECIALLY bling, from Want2Scrap®.  I sure hope I've inspired YOU to bling up some scrappy fun in YOUR day! 

Thanks for letting me gush!  Uh, I mean, INSPIRE you!  Have a delightful day!

Supplies -

Want2Scrap Products -

"Goddaughter" Fancy Chipboard Word
Beautiful Bling Borders, by Nina B. - Beautiful Blooms
Sleek Strips, Silver Rhinestones
Wonderful Wings Bling

Cross Promotional Products Used -

My Little Shoebox, LLC - Secret Garden
Ink - Clearsnap
Adhesive - Glue Arts

Additional Products -

Stickles - Ranger/Tim Holtz

Friday, January 25, 2013

Valentine Inspiration

We LOVE our Design Team.
We thought we'd gather some of our FAVORITE
Valentine and Love themed designs, 
for your inspiration.

If you LIKE any of these projects,
be sure and show our Designers a little LOVE.

We're a FAN of Laura Cox


Check out this super simple altered container for Want2Scrap™.

Want2Scrap, how do I love thee? let me count the bling adorned ways!


Give a little love and a stick pin tutorial

Want 2 Scrap sponsors the JUGS Challenge!

"Tis So Sweet

Nina here today with another card. I just love the color combo of this one: pink, red and Kraft. I first cut a panel of patterned paper from Authentique's Lovely Collection and adhered it on a pink card stock. I die cut Spellbinders Window #2 die on kraft and popped it up using GlueArts U-Cut-It® 4x4.   

I decorated the window with Want2Scrap's Bling Hearts - Pink and Red Rhinestones on the top and Sleek Strips Pearls-White along the bottom.
The sentiment is from The Craft's Meow's Beautiful Hymns set. The bird is from Happy as a Lark set, also by TCM. A little bit of twine above the sentiment and the card is done.
Doesn't this card scream spring? I can't wait! :)

Want2Scrap Products used:

Come visit me on my blog, Crafting in Croatia.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Embellishing a Store Bought Frame

We love our preferred partners. When I saw these papers from Authentique, I was so immediately inspired to start crafting.

I started with a plastic frame from Ikea. First off, I could not believe this was plastic, it's so NICE!
I die cut several flowers using Spellbinder's Spiral Blossom.

Most of the other pieces are ready made.
The Bird on a Branch is a silhouette.
I used one of Donna Salazar's Puzzle Pack pieces and covered it with yellow patterned paper,
distressed it by sanding, and glazed it with glossy accents.

Then, it was time to drip the bling.
I took Sleek Strips and made a few cuts so I could round the corners of the inner opening.
I carefully trimmed around the butterflies from the Wonderful Wings Nestabling set, and left the clear backing intact, and just glued using a glue dot. Finally, I added some strips of Nina Brackett's gorgeous Chevron Bling Border to the tabbed card.

This project really didn't take very long, but I'm so pleased with the results.
What do you think?

Want2Scrap Supplies

Donna Salazar's Puzzle Pack
Sleek Strips - Silver

Preferred Partners

Authentique - the Renew Collection
Spellbinders - Spiral Blossom One
Beacon's Adhesive - 3-in-1

If you love this paper and would like to see some more projects I created with it, check out my blog post here.

Thanks for stopping by today. Check out Today's Special at Want2Scrap.

Monday, January 21, 2013

We're a FAN of Laura Cox

Today we want to introduce you to Laura Cox.

Laura is a stay at home mother to two adorable boys, and wife to an amazing husband that understands her hobby. A self-proclaimed Scrap Addict, she loves crafting, shopping, and enabling. We also found that she loves BLING.

She had so many BLINGED out creations, it was hard to decide what to share. We thought you might enjoy some Valentine inspiration.

In addition to creating fun and beautiful cards, Laura also has some amazing scrapbook layouts too. Don't be shy. Stop by Laura's Blog - Scrap Addict 4 Life and say hello, and check out some her fun creations.

Laura, thanks for being a fan of Want2Scrap.

We're certainly a fan of yours.

We'd like to be a fan of yours. E-mail samples of your best Want2Scrap projects to We'll share several projects throughout the month, and several lucky Fans will receive a box of Want2Scrap goodies!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Panda Bear Girl

My daughter picked this one out by herself... and she is delighted.  I must say, I think she looks pretty cute.

on this layout, I am back to my love of Distress Stains on Want2Scrap™ Chipboard.  SOOOOO Easy!  And the coverage is perfect.  <3

Want2Scrap™ Products Used:
Manilla Tags
Nestaboard Fancy Tags Two

Partner Products:
Authentique Letters
Beacon Zip Dry

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Dressing up a Dollar Store Find and a Canvas!

Canvases seem to be my project of choice these days...they make me feel like an artist, they are "usable" in that you can hang them up and in this case they make the perfect gift. One of my dear friends birthday's is this month and she is going to be starting a cafe soon. I decided to make her a canvas for her soon to be cafe.

It is a large 12x12 canvas. I cut out the mug by hand and then added lot of texture and definition. A Sleek Strip of Bling is the perfect touch.

I sprinkled Baby Bling White Pearls in the coffee foam...almost looks real. Light modeling paste mixed with paint really added texture and it gave a delish look!

These great Classy Corners really finish off the canvas.

A few tri-dots of Baby LeCreme Pearls accented the title.

I also picked up this cute envelope holder at the dollar store... cute, but could be cuter.

Now with just a few products, we could dress this up for sure! 

This is so much cuter, don't you think?

Up close and personal...

I am much happier having this sit on my desk.

Want2Scrap Products:

Product Partners:
Spellbinders Paper Arts - Fancy Tags Two

Other Products:
Pattern Paper - My Minds Eye, Basic Grey, Lily Bee
Decopage - Plaid
Paint- Liquitex 
Light Modeling Paste- Liquitex
Stamps- Unity for Christy Tomlinson
Pens- Le Pen, Fiber-Castell, Sharpie
Alphabet, Glitter, Microbeads- Martha Stewart
Rub-ons- Pink Paislee, Hambly
Mask- Studio Calico


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