Thursday, August 16, 2012

Recycle/Reuse Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to the Recycle/Reuse Blog Hop! This hop is all about pulling out that garbage or the old stuff that has been sitting around forever and creating a wonderful project.

If you were just dropping by to see my latest project and want to check out the rest of the awesome projects in this hop, head on over to Shannon's blog to start from the beginning!

So my project for today started out as:
A box from my daughters Moon Dough Pizza Set. It was made of a nice heavy cardboard so I knew it would be perfect for the notepad I wanted to make. I gathered a few supplies and created:


Just click the photo to make it a bit bigger and check out the details. I used all supplies that I've had in my stash for at least a year also! I'm a bit of a "collector" so I have a tendency to want to hang on to stuff... forever! So one of the vows I've made to myself is to use up some of my stuff. So I used some Basic Grey paper from the Oh Baby! line to cover my notepad. To line the inside of my notepad I actually created my own patterned paper with some stamps from Close To My Heart. This set is no longer available but they do have a TON of stamps and my awesome friend Lori is a consultant so check out her site and do a little shopping!


Here's a look at the inside of my note pad. You can see the paper I created by just random stamping "Make New Friends" and the trefoil all over some blank cardstock. The lined paper is some left over notebook paper that has been sitting in a box in the basement for who knows how long, LOL! I just trimmed it to the size I wanted with my paper trimmer. I used my Bind It All for the first time ever after bringing it home from CHA-Summer over a year ago! I'm thrilled with how this camhttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gife out, and now I want to create more for the other leaders in my town.

Now, on to the fun stuff... PRIZES!!! We have Scrapbook Stamp society sponsoring us today!


They are giving away 3 free digi stamps. Shannon will also be giving away a set of flowers of her choosing from her Etsy store that you can visit HERE. Please stop by and say hi on each blog to be entered to win.

After you leave a quick comment, hop on over to the last stop in the hop: Judy at Scrapping Judy!

Here is the lineup in case you get lost along the way.

Shannon - http://shannonleffew.blogspot.com/
Ashley - http://thebloghopprincess.blogspot.com
Maria - http://JoyfulStamper.blogspot.com
Robin - http://scrapandchat.blogspot.com/
Amanda - http://a-prata-design.blogspot.com/
Pat - http://patacakespages.blogspot.com
Miranda - http://www.nanasscrapspot.com/
Pam L - http://mzlavr2.blogspot.com/
Mandie - http://mandiesscrappin.blogspot.com/ (you are here!)
Judy D - http://scrappingjudy.blogspot.com/ <--- head here next!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

My Crafty Daughters - Part 2

So I just realized that I need a separate post to enter Evie's card into the contest here it is:

My Crafty Daughters

So I was checking the Cutters Creek Design Team blog and noticed a post about a kid's contest. I read the info to my wonderful 6 year old, Penny and she said that she NEEDED to enter the contest.



The above layout was entirely designed by Penny. The only help I gave her was cutting the letters for her title with my Cricut, showing her how to use the Xyron 150 Sticker Maker and measuring with my trimmer... oh, and spelling stuff out! I'm so proud of her 1st Scrapbook Layout and we are starting an album for just her stuff! I'm looking forward to seeing what she comes up with next... I'm such a proud mama right now!



And of course, not to be out done by her big sister, Evie who is 3, decided to create this card! Penny helped her with the tape runner and Evie did all of the work on this one herself! So I am very proud to say I have two VERY crafty girls!