Friday, February 25, 2011

All I really need to know about Life, I learned Playing Soccer

It's time to share some Scrappin' Sports & More work!!  I created a fun mini album about my son playing soccer and while I was trying to decide how to do it, it occurred to me how many life lessons there are in soccer- or any sport, for that matter. So, I used several different SS&M soccer papers, some SS&M Soccer Rubons, some black chipboard for the pages and some book rings and it came together quickly!

Products Used:
#1349 The Sport is...Soccer Paper
#1248 Soccer Game Paper
#5530 Soccer Balls Cardstock Stickers
#5541 Soccer Cardstock Stickers
#1336 Sports Head On- Wrestling

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!


Friday, February 18, 2011

Fun with Magnolia!!

One of February's featured manufacturers at A Walk Down Memory Lane is Magnolia!  They make some seriously cute stamps that are SO easy to use and FUN to color in!  I'm still learning how to use my Copic markers, but I'm getting there.  I had great time stamping and coloring this sweet little Tilda stamp!  All three of these cards also feature AWDML's other featured manufacturer for February, Imaginisce!

Don't forget- that AWDML always has their featured manufacturer's prodcuts for 25% off for the whole month they are featured!  So, hurry over to AWDML to stock up on your Magnolia and Imaginisce products!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Best Creation Blog Hop!


We are having our First Blog Hop of the new season today and our theme is "Creating Handmade Spring Flowers" On each blog you will find lots of incredible projects and ways to create and use spring flowers that you can make yourself! In order to win our Grand Prize be sure and collect the kinds of flowers made on each blog and send the list to Also be sure and leave comments along your way on each of our DTs. blogs and especially on the Best Creation blog at the end of the hop. Be sure and check out for the list of prizes you are going to win.

Nicole Wise- You are HERE!!

Hi, everyone!  Hopefully you have arrived here from Alicia Barry's blog as you hop your way through the BC Blog Hop!
The flower I am going to show you is called a "Pinched Circle Flower."  This is a super quick, super easy flower that you can make in any size you can punch a circle in (for this example, I used a 1" punch)!
First of all, gather your supplies:  Cardstock, Circle Punch, Glue (I used Helmar Craft Glue!), Ink, Button.

 Next, punch 6 circles and ink the edges of 5 of them.  The un-inked circle will be the base that you glue your "petals" to.
Now, turn one of your inked circles over and using your thumbs, pinch to create a small fold in your circle.  Then, add your glue to the inside of the fold and pinch until the glue is set.  I used Helmar's Craft Glue which dries SUPER fast!! 
 Repeat the pinching and gluing step with all 5 "petals."
Now, cover your base circle (the un-inked, un-pinched one) with glue.  Add your first petal to begin shaping your flower.

Add the remainder of your petals working your way around the circle to form your flower.

Now, add a button to the center of your flower, and it's ready to add to your favorite project!

I took this one step further and added a cardstock sticker from Best Creation's Safari Girl line of paper to the center of the button.

I created four of these Pinched Circle Flowers in three different sizes and used them on the layout below using the Safari Girl line of paper.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today!  Be sure to continue hopping along to Katarina Damm's blog for your next flower!  And, don't forget to write down all the names of the flowers so that you can send the list to to win a fabulous prize pack from Best Creation!