Wednesday, October 31, 2012

TAWS~November Release Blog Hop

Morning Everyone and Happy Halloween!!!
(if you are looking for the EAD Designs Farewell Blog Hop please click HERE)

It is blog hop time with
There are 3 super adorable stamp sets being released
~Background Check~
~Jolly Holiday~
and you have the chance to win all 3...
So if you want that person to be you.. all you have to do is comment on all the hop posts and head over to the TAWS blog to find out how you can get additional entries. 

You should be coming from the very talented
if not you will want to head on back to 
The Alley Way Stamps Blog
You don't want to miss any of these fun projects!!

Now onto my project....
Today I am sharing a fun interactive card using the set~ 

I made a spinner card that my kiddo's pictures will be put into and given to their grandparents!

How fun is this???
I used the file from the Silhouette store and altered it just a bit so that the picture frame fit perfectly. I stamped all the my images on the dp and paper pieced the white on the camera. Added some glossy accents to those parts and attached it to the card front.
This is such a fun card to make and I know it will be adorable once the boys pictures are in there as well :)

Paper~ Kraft, White
Echo Park~Everyday Eclectic
Dies/Cuts~ Lori Whitlock~ Silhouette Store
Window Wheel Card
Ink~ Memento Tuxedo Black
Other~ Glossy Accents

and here are 2 other cards I made using this month's new sets!
~Jolly Holiday~
~Background Check~
 They are super adorable new release stamps!!

One person will win ALL 3 NEW SETS!! 
All the details are on The Alley Stamps Blog

You are now off to see the very talented

Here are the DT Blogs to visit
Jessica~ ME~

Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT day!!

EAD Designs Farewell Blog Hop :(

Morning Bloggers!!
My post is early today
(officially starts at 10:00 am)
 because I also have 
The Alley Way Stamps November Release Blog Hop....

Today is a very sad day for the DT of EAD Designs.
 Monday was our official last blog hop but the DT got together and decided to end the month and the last day of EAD Designs and share another blog hop :(
So you should be coming from
Jenn's Blog 
if you want to start from the beginning head on back to
I have had the great pleasure of working with Emily and these amazingly talented ladies for almost a year now and every Monday has proved to be both inspirational for me but hopefully for you. 
So instead of sharing a new project with you showing products from EAD Designs which you can no longer purchase I thought I would recap some of my favorite projects from the past year...

I really hope you have enjoyed looking at some of my favorite projects using
EAD Designs vinyl and stickerz.
I am really going to miss being on this team!
So I am out...that is it...but I still have lots of EAD Designs product so this will not be the end of me using them! 
You are now off to 
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a GREAT Hump Day!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

TAWS~ Sneak Peek Day 3~ Trim the Tree

Good Morning Bloggers!!!
It is Day 3 of our sneak peeks for the new
 November Stamps being released from 
The Alley Way Stamps
Today I am sharing a project using the new
Jolly Holiday 
stamp set

I made another Criss Cross card following the tutorial that can be found HERE
I used the sentiment and trees from the new set~ Jolly Holiday~

A must have for the upcoming holidays!
It is packed with super cute images and sentiments!!!

Paper~ Kraft, White, MME~ Merry
Ink~Memento Tuxedo Black
Jolly Holiday
Other~3 Girl Jam crinkle Ribbon~
Seasons Bundle~Christmas Candy

There is a giveaway over on
you will not want to miss,
All the comments posted today on their blog will go into a random drawing and someone will win this stamp set~
Jolly Holiday
Make sure to come back tomorrow for our DT Blog hop and enter to win the entire 3 stamp set!!

 You can have up to 2 entries....
One for leaving a comment on the TAWS Sneak Peek post
One for sharing the TAWS Sneak Peek post on Facebook
Please leave a SEPARATE COMMENT FOR EACH over at the
TAWS Blog! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT day!!

Monday, October 29, 2012

EAD Designs DT Blog Hop

It is Monday which means time for our
E.A.D Designs  DT Blog Hop!!!
You should be coming from
so if you just happened to stop in to say
hello you will want to start at the beginning hop on over to
Don't forget to comment along the hop for your chance to win some
E.A.D Designs Vinyl!!

Project time....
This vinyl rub-on
"Gobble Til You Wobble" was the VERY 1st EAD Designs product I got,
It was a comment prize I won and I have been hoarding it since last year...LOL
I thought with Thanksgiving just around the corner I would make a shadow box using this adorable sentiment..

I have to say I am very happy with the way this came out! Since I host Thanksgiving at my house every year I plan on putting the festivities photo's in here. There is room on both sides for a 3x3 photo!


Paper~ Kraft, Core'dination, PTI
Simply Autumn~ Recollections
Stamps~ PKS~ PK~754
Critter Faces Set A
Dies/Cuts~ 3 Opening Shadow Box~
Lori Whitlock~ Silhouette Store
Ink~ Memento Tuxedo Black
R 29,39 YR07, 14
Distress Ink~ 
Barn Door, Gathered Twigs, Seedless Preserves, Peeled Paint, Wild Honey
White Gel Pen
Other~ EAD Designs~
Vinyl Rub Ons~ Gobble till you Wobble
Trendy Twine~
Orange Truffle
3 Girl Jam~
Hot and Cold Bundle~Hot Chocolate 

I hope you have enjoyed my project.....
Now you are off to the very talented
Thanks for stopping by
and have a GREAT Monday!


Entering this into the following challenges:
Peachy Keen Stamps~ Wall Art
Joyful Stamper~ Inspire Me Friday
DL Art~Anything Goes Linky Party
Sunday Funday~ Linky Party
Paper Playtime~ Anything Goes

Sunday, October 28, 2012

CI Paints Inspired By: Happy Halloween

Good Morning Bloggers!!!
It is time for another fun
Inspired By Challenge 
over at
This weeks Challenge~
Inspired By: Happy Halloween
we want to see all those remaining Halloween projects, whether they be treats for the kids or cards for your friends.....This is an anything goes with Halloween!
For my project today I am sharing the treat bags I made for my youngest son to share with his class.

 Here is a single one up close....The adorable cut file came as a freebie from my friend Lisa
over at
I just re sized it to fit the small treat bags I had and it worked awesome,
enough room to hold my piece of candy!

Here is the sentiment up close...I used CI Paints~ Deliquesce Embossing Powder
with the sentiment from My Creative Time's~ Treats for My Sweets

I hope you like my projects and will play along with us over at
Remember you do not need CI Paints on your project but if you have them we would
LOVE to see how you use them!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a GREAT day!!!
Entering this into the following challenges:
DL Art~ Linky Party
Little Scrap Pieces~ Halloween
Cupcake Inspirations~ #184

Friday, October 26, 2012

TAWS Be Inspired #14~ Welcome Baby (2nd Post)

(if you are looking for my 3 Girl Jam DT project please click
 HERE or scroll down to the next post)

Morning Bloggers!!
Today starts a new 
Be Inspired Challenge
Here is your beautiful inspiration picture and the project I made...

I made a CAS baby card using the adorable boat from last month's new release
and a sneak of this months new release
Background Check
Here is a closeup of one of the  background stamps in this set...
I stamped it on my cardstock using versamark ink and love the fun pattern!!

Paper~ Kraft, PTI~White, Dark Chocolate, Spring Rain
Ink~ Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Kid n' Caboodle, Background Check
Other~ Sewing machine, Stickles

You must check out all the inspiration on 
 The design team really is amazing. 
Join the fun and link up for your chance to win some of The Alley Way Stamps!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT day!!!

Happy Gobble Day w/3 Girl Jam

Good Morning Blogger and 3 Girl Jam Fan's!!
It is my day to share my DT project with you all both here and over on the 3 Girl Jam blog!

I know we have yet to make it out of October, and we all still have pumpkins, ghosts and candy on the brain but I have the first of many Thanksgiving cards to share...using one of my favorite Fall colors of
Crinkle Ribbon~ 
Hot Chocolate from the Hot & Cold Bundle
Isn't this ribbon perfect with my too cute and very colorful Turkey :)
Here is a close-up of the bow....
I tied it twice, one on top of another and then added a brad that I made to the center.
So you probably want to know how I made that right???
Very simple actually....I had these brads that came from a kit and the design on the top was a sticker, so I peeled it off, punched a small circle of matching designer paper and glossy accented over the top...TaDa! Done and Done and in LOVE with how easy it was to do!
I am now on the lookout for more large brads to alter :)

Entering this into the following challenges:
DL Art~ Thankful Thursday
52 Card Pickup~ week 43
Joyful Stamper~ Inspire Me Fridays
Sunday Funday~ Linky Party


Paper~ Kraft, PTI~ Dark Chocolate
MME~ Lost & Found~Breeze
Ink~ Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics~ E31,33,35
YR 07,14
R 24,29
Stamps~ The Alley Way Stamps~
Other~ 3 Girl Jam Crinkle Ribbon
Hot & Cold Bundle~ Hot Chocolate

What do you think??

Just a reminder...
we are into the 2nd week of our
Favor Challenge
over at the 
and we would LOVE for you all to play along!!!
The rules are quite simple and can be found HERE
but most importantly we want to see all those FAVORS using RIBBON!!
We have an awesome sponsor as well this week so head on over...
after leaving me some love :)
and check out our challenge!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Cameo Creations~ Halloween Treats Challenge (2nd Post)

Morning Bloggers!
~If you are looking for The Alley Way Stamps DT post
please click HERE or scroll down to the next post~

Welcome to this weeks
Cameo Creations Challenge
where it's all about Silhouette, all the time! 
If you have any Silhouette machine, 
whether it be the original Silhouette SD or the new Silhouette Cameo, 
Join us in on the fun. 
Cameo Creations Challenge

This weeks Challenge is
Halloween Treats!
So for my project I made a Pumpkin Treat Box using one of the adorable cuts from
SVGCuts new file~
This was so super easy to cut and assemble! Just 2 cuts and some adhesive...
 my kinda project!
But of course I  could not leave it un~embellished so I added some of my favorite things..
3 Girl Jam crinkle ribbon, Trendy Twine twine and My Creative Time sentiment and die cut.
Paper~ Bazzill~ Licorice
Recollections~Simply Autumn
All Around Halloween
Cuts~ SVGCuts~
Gimme Candy Boxes
Teeny Tag Greetings Die
Ink~ Memento Tuxedo Black
Other~ 3 Girl Jam Crinkle Ribbon~
Spooky Bundle~ Goblin Green
Hot & Cold Bundle~ Hot Chocolate
Trendy Twine~

I hope you have enjoyed my project!

Now hop over to our host
for all the details and to see what the rest of the DT made!!

~~General Rules for Cameo Creations Challenges~~
~Create a project using the theme provided
~Link only the post not your blog.
~Must use a Silhouette Machine
~No back linking.
~Mention Cameo Creations in your post.
Most importantly have fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a GREAT day!!!

Entering this into the following challenges:
DL Art~ Thankful Thursday
Sunday Funday~ Linky Party
Joyful Stamper~ Inspire Me Fridays
Pile It On~ #43 Holiday
Paper Playtime~ Welcome to BooVille
The Ribbon Carousel~ Halloween

Thankful For You w/The Alley Way Stamps

Good Morning!
I have a DT project to share for 
this one using October's new release~

A CAS card with just pops of those fall colors!
I stamped the leaf several times on white card stock using Tim Holtz Distress ink in
Gathered Twigs, Forest Moss, Rusty Hinge and Peeled Paint.
I then stamped the same leaf using the corresponding color on the colored card stock and trimmed them out.
Here is a close-up of the sentiment...
I used the "thankful" from It's Fall About You
and stamped it over the sentiment from the Jibber Jabber set

Paper~ Kraft, White
Bazzill~Easter Green
 PTI~ Dark Chocolate, Orange Zest
Stamps~ The Alley Way Stamps~
Ink~ Memento Tuxedo Black
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Other~ Liz's Paper Loft Boutique~

Hope you have enjoyed my card!
Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT day!!!

Entering this into the following challenges:

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Trick or Treat.... Yes Another Halloween Card

Morning Bloggers!
This is my second post for today...
The first one was sharing a very special award I received from my friend Shirl.... 
Check it out, learn something new about me and see who I passed it along to HERE

Now for my project.....
I wanted to make a card to share using these colors and sketch for this week's 
Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge~ another challenge I am getting in right under the deadline..LOL!

So here is what I came up with.....

I turned the sketch on it's side and went from there! I really loved this spider web mat from the Silhouette store but only wanted the edge so I played around, brought out my eraser and eliminated all the parts I didn't want. Wow what a cool machine and I know I have only scratched the surface of what it can do!!
So I hope you have enjoyed my card!
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a GREAT hump day!

Paper~ Bazzill~ Black Licorice, Marshmallow
PTI~Plum Pudding, Orange Zest
Stamps~ Peachy Keen Stamps~
PK~550 Pumpkin Faces
Dies/Cuts~ Spider Web Border~
Silhouette Store
Cottage Cutz~
Pumpkin Trio
Ink~ Memento Tuxedo Black
Wild Honey Distress Ink
Other~ Sewing Machine
Trendy Twine~ Lime Licorice
Grape Limeade
EAD Designs~Halloween Blocks
Twisty ribbon
Entering this into the following challenges:
Peachy Keen Stamps~ Just Cards: Word Up
The Pink Elephant~ Halloween
The Cuttlebug Spot~ Black, Purple, Orange
Pile It On~ Holiday any Holiday
Ribbon Carousel Blog~ Halloween
DL Art~ Linky Party and Thankful Thursday (Pumpkins)

Let in the Sunshine Award

Good Morning!
My sweet blogging buddy Shirl from
has given me an awesome award and as I sit here writing this post I am looking out the window and watching the heavy rain fall wishing for the beautiful sunshine...
so Shirl, Thanks for the sunshine friend!!!
Here are the rules:
Include award logo in blog post and thank the blogger who gave it to you & include a link back.

Answer 10 questions about yourself that you have made up yourself (yeah, I know, kinda weird).

Nominate 10-12 bloggers for the award and contact them at their blog site to inform them.
So here are the ten questions about me that I made up about myself....
1.Where did my blog name come from?
LOL~~ We raise chickens, they are part of our family, our pets and since I love paper the name Chick -n- Scrap was born
2. Favorite thing to do besides crafting?
Reading! I love to jump into a GREAT book
3. What is my favorite type of book to read?
Nothing like a good love story...and then the occasional murder mystery
4. What is my favorite color?
it changes depending on my mood
5. What is the last movie I watched?
Eat Love Pray~ love that was on TV the other night!
6. What do I do on the weekends?
Since I have 2 boys that play different sports we are usually at one of the fields, right now it is football, soon to be basketball as well :)
7. What is one place I would LOVE the visit?
Would love to go to Australia
8.What is one of my best qualities?
I LOVE my friends and family and I am always willing to help out ...downside...I have a hard time saying no sometimes, don't want to hurt anyone's feelings 
9.Biggest Pet Peeve?
Being fake...drives me crazy! 
10. Biggest Accomplishment?
My family! Love my husband and kiddo's more than words can say

And here are some of my friends that I nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award!
Because each day you bring Sunshine to my day!
10.Le~Ann~ Snappy Scraps

That's what I have :)
There are many other special friends I would pass this along to but some of you have already gotten this from Shirl....Know each and every friend who visits me deserves this award!!
Thanks so much again Shirl and congrats to the ladies that this is being passed along to!
You all bring sunshine to my day and I hope this will bring sunshine to your's!