Sunday, January 15, 2017

Get Your Gina Marie Designs Die!

Hello our Crafty Friends,  Lots is happening and going on this month over at Scrapping for Less! We debuted ALTENEW last weekend! Didn't you just love all the creations? I sure am one blessed woman to have such a talented design team. I absolutely loved everyone's projects. There are lots of Altenew items you can purchase...ranging from some holiday (Christmas) sets to florals to line images! Head on over and check them out!

Not only are we showcasing Altenew...we are also showcasing Gina Marie Designs, love her dies! So all month you will be seeing these types of items. I also challenged my Design Team to try and use Christmas pattern papers in a non-holiday way so they will be sharing those along with their projects as well. So, today we thought we would have another hop and share some projects with you...don't forget to leave a comment on each blog. Each DT member will have a Gina Marie die to give away and then enter the Rafflecopter on the SFL blog because there will be a larger prize for one of you. Thanks so much for joining us today!

I have a couple projects for you today:


Supplies Used: Gina Marie Stitched Star Dies (I used every single size in the set.) and Echo Park Mini 12x12 Scrapbook Kit "Jingle All the Way"

Supplies Used: Gina Marie: Stitched Background Circle Plate Die; Crate Paper: Heart Day 6x6, Lawn Fawn: Donut Worry, Baked with Love, Cutie Pie, and One Smart Cookie; Copic Markers, Hampton Art: Stamp Perfect Tool; Lawn Fawn: Jet Black Ink (this is a new ink which is a Copic friendly ink)

Make sure to leave me a comment and one of you will have a chance to win this die from Gina Marie:

Here is the line-up for you:

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Scrapping for Less: Altenew Blog Hop

Scrapping for Less is so excited to bring another fabulous new company to the website. This time we are introducing Altenew! This is a small stamp company that is on the move! They are known for their beautiful layering stamps. The Design Team has quite an array of various creations to share with you today. You can find the Altenew stamps here in the stamp category! While you are at the website make sure you sign up for the newsletter (you won't be sorry, I promise!) and also while there browse around in the store we have lots of goodies you can purchase. 

For my creation I needed a birthday card:

*Supplies Used: 

Cardstock for base

*I have not linked to those specific products (except the Altenew). You can find these types of products within the links. Hope you are able to find something that suits your fancy!

Make sure to leave a comment on each blog for a chance to win a blog prize from our store! Thanks so much for taking the time to hop with us today.

Here is our Lineup:

Saturday, December 31, 2016


Hope all of you have a fabulous and wonderful Happy New Year!!! I wanted to take a few minutes here and share some reflections of my many ways it was a really challenging year, I was very ill for almost 2 weeks at the beginning of the year, went out of town to be a caretaker of my sister who was recovering from surgery, only a month later went out of town again, was a caretaker a second time for about 3 weeks immediately after returning home, began the long involved process of opening a website for my business, scaled down to only 1 vehicle, and had knee surgery. So many challenges...but yet within each one of those challenges was a bright spot that would spur me to continue on because so many wonderful things happened in 2016.

I got to see my first grandchild graduate from high school! What a highlight this year!

I opened a website for my business Scrapping for Less! This took many months of sweat, tears, and hard work but it finally opened in October and is thriving and growing!

And finally, the most thrilling and exciting moment of the year was the retirement of my husband from a long life of hard work and support for his family! We have spent the past two months just chilling and relaxing (at least as much as I can and still run this wonderful business that I have!) and getting used to retirement life!

I am looking forward to the wonderful things that 2017 can bring! And if there are challenges along the way as well...bring 'em on cause I know there will be something to learn along the way!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Christmas Cards!

Since I have been such a slacker at getting my Christmas Cards up for the 2016 series...I am just going to post several pics of my favorite cards I made this season. And believe it or not I ran out of cards and had to create more just this morning!

this is a layout I did for a Design Team submission I couldn't share earlier
but I love how it turned out!

And I learned my lesson this year...completeness is important. Next year's cards will be photographed, signed, and even addressed as they are made! 

Anyhow, hope you enjoy...

and don't forget to head to Sunshine, Smiles, and Cards to check out Kimberly's 2016 Christmas Card Series!

Friday, December 23, 2016

Design Team Christmas Traditions

The Russell family tradition I would like to share only started about 8 years ago. I invited the grandkids to come to grandma's house and help decorate the Christmas tree. Each year a different grandchild gets to put the angel on top of the tree...the highlight of decorating Grandma and Papa's tree is getting to use the ladder. We have a 9.5 ft tree and to reach the top we have to use the ladder! So, it is always and exciting time with all 7 grandkids here putting on various ornaments.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Lawn Fawn in December

Hello, fellow Lawn Fawn lovers! Today is the December release of Lawn Fawn! Oh, how we wish there were more of these! I absolutely adore Lawn Fawn just as much as all of the team! You will see all their great projects...hopping along! Our focus today is on the Facebook Scrapping for Less pre-order group. This is where you can pre-order many many items and where you will find new releases of certain Lawn Fawn, Avery Elle, Stamping Bella to name a few! Check out the new Lawn Fawn album where you can order all the new products...this order will be placed around Dec. 28th. There are also many Lawn Fawn items available on the website both stamps and dies

On the Facebook group you will only find the brand new Lawn Fawn release items, however, should you want to order anything else Lawn Fawn related just ask (either send Teresa a PM or email) and she will check to see if she can order it! 

Also, if you are not a current member of the Facebook group just ask to join and we will get you added super quick!

Of course, a blog hop isn't a hop without some blog candy! So, if you leave some love on each and every blog you will be entered in a drawing to receive the following brand new Lawn Fawn stamp! 

Here is what I have to share today:
Inside of card
Supplies used:
Lawn Fawn: Leafy Tree Backdrop
Lawn Fawn: Sprinkled with Joy Stamp
Lawn Fawn: Frosty Fairy Friends Stamp
Copic Markers
My Favorite Things: Wild Cherry Hybrid Ink
Ranger: Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder
Spectrum Noir: Clear Sparkle Marker

Supplies Used:
Lawn Fawn: Into the Woods Stamp/Die
Lawn Fawn: Perfectly Plaid Christmas 6x6 pad
Kraft Paper
Polychromos Pencils
Ranger: Super Fine Detail Embossing Paper
Stickles: Silver

Supplies Used: 
Lawn Fawn: Winter Unicorn Stamp
Copic Markers
Doodlebug: Sweet Things 6x6 Paper
Doodlebug: Enamel Dots
Gina Marie Dies: Large Snowflake

Blog Line Up:

Monday, December 5, 2016

Christmas Card Series 2016: Card #5

Sharing card #5 today...this has to be one of my most favorite cards I made during this season! I absolutely love making Christmas cards!!

Supplies Used
Penny Black: Christmas W/Mimi
Copic Markers
Twisted Citron Distress Ink
Embossing Paste
White Star Sequins w/gold glitter embossing powder
Red ribbon and gold cord were from my neverending Christmas box of embellishements!
My Favorite Things: Triangle Grid Stencil

And as always supplies can be purchased at Scrapping for Less Website...we have a Christmas product sale going on...enter the code CHRISTMAS to receive an extra 10% our already less than retail prices!

And if you are not part of our Facebook Group check us out!

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