Friday, July 1, 2011

Welcome SCRAPMART.COM friends...

{For my newest Just Us Girls Challenge Post, please CLICK here!}


AND all FANS of Want2Scrap™ and our FABULOUS land of BLING!

I'm BLINGIN' it on for you, once again... SHOWING off some fun
and downright MANYLY ways to BLING-OUT with Nestabling™!





So VERY cool that we are teaming up this week with some wonderful
folks at Scrapmart.com! Not only do they have a terrific shop-portunities
for lovely you, but ALSO, they have one HECK of a fabulous blog, chalk
ever SO full, of FANTASTIC inspiration! If not for my own, mighty "to-do"
list calling me, LOUDLY, this week, that's a place I could get lost at... for
days AND days! {{ MEOW!!!}} They are crafty! I hope you'll check out their
latest post and play along with our fun and fabby blog hop! It's not too late!

For ALL of the details on where to start and how to HOP, check out THIS post
on the Want2Scrap™ blog... That's where you can get ALL the juice, and get
yourself all caught up... That is... if your hankering some
INSPIRATION-a-plenty from the Want2Scrap™
Design Team members
and the HUGE talents of the Scrapmart™ folks!

Meanwhile... the prepare yourself to be WOWED by Eva, over at Scrapmart™
She and I are sharing the HOP-PING trail today! I sure hope you'll play with US!

But, before you get swept up in the BEAUTY and blinged-out ROMANCE
of the exquisite girly-girl designs I've been drooling, ALL, over at the Scrapmart™ blog...

I've got something for the MAN-folk in your life!



{Do you have a GRUMPY old man in YOUR midst?}

I'll bet there's a heart of GOLD under that cranky exterior... At least, that's the
case with our dearer than dear, family friend... We call him.... GRUMPY!
{Actually, just about EVERYONE calls him Grumpy, but THAT'S how he rolls-
I don't judge... } I JUST MAKE STUFF! And what better than a personal crafty
challenge for a crafty chick, like lil' old {but NOT grumpy!} me!



I let myself get DOWN and DIRTY with a veritable treasure trove of Want2Scrap™
BLING! So, let me let you in on a little secret.... BLING 'AINT just for GIRLZZZZ!




It's a MAN'S world in this here, lil' altered album I WHIPPED up for some terrific
fun with BLING and some ancient photos that have just been beckoning for a proper
home.... I'm tellin' you, if you can stand the scrolling, I plan to convince you..........



... surrender to the fact....



BLING - it's REALLY NOT just for girls!



Check out the wee-littlest piece from Nestabling™ Labels Nine.....
THAT, and the coordinating Spellbinders™ Labels Nine die - made
SUCH a fabulous tab for my hidden picture mechanism....



Sorry for the blur factor, but I was trying to capture the fact that I created peek-a-boo
windows in my book, made from an old children's cardboard book..., that coordinate
with BOTH sides of my mini layouts, in most cases!

- See my guys in this shot....



Flip the page and now the same window is highlighting that ADORABLE bear
and fox image in my GROOVY October Afternoon paper.... {Yeowza! - too cute
to cover THAT! Am I RIGHT?} - Can you see my BOY with his ba-bah! Ack!



{How did THE TIME blind-side me like that! I sure MISS those days!}




Oh, but BACK to business - check out the THROW-DOWN of my Nestabling™
bits and baubles! A mini book is SUCH a great way to use up LOTS of extras!
The MORE Nestabling™ I use, the MORE I seem to HAVE! It's kind of miraculous
that way... YOU GET SO MANY MILES out of one lil' pack - that's what I'm sayin'!




What a SMASHING place for me to "dump my tackle!" - heh heh! Haven't
tossed around my beloved expression for PURGING great products on
GREAT PROJECTS in a WHILE! I might have to come back again,
with this same project to show how I altered THIS book...

As it is, I'm thinkin' this post may be TMI for some of you - Doh!

{Sorry!}



...an old friend, who's TIME was well used and well loved, but it was TIRED of being
a regular old CHILDREN'S book.... Consider it my idea of COMPOSTING!



I MADE something! Something, blingy, but BOYISH! Eclectic, but USEFUL....
A showcase for MEMORIES and a WHOLE lot of BLING! And while there is
still the need for some journaling and embellies-a-plenty, it was a super easy
and FUN way to .... {wait for ittttttttt....} GET MY BLING ON! Hope you consider
playing along with our great Want2Scrap™ & Scrapmart™ blog hop - g'head!

WIN SOMETHING!



Thanks for hopping on by!



Supplies -

C/S- Stampin' Up!
D/P - October Afternoon
Bling - Want2Scrap™
Die Cut Shapes and Machine - Spellbinders

6 comments:

Karen said...

Love, love, love it! Layers, full o' flip fabulousness, and boy bling!! Love seeing you getting your altered creations on! :>

Mrs Ham said...

This is a fabulous project. I love, love it. You have shown us that bling isn't just for girls. Thanks for sharing this wonderful project.

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

I totally love the use of Nestabling in this mini. You did a fabulous job.

Andrea M said...

At a total loss for words… you WOW me again girl! Seriously MAGNIFICENT!!! WOW!!!

Dana Gustafson said...

Yeah baby! You got mini book, multi photo, bling-alicious SUCCESS! You really gave this ol' book a new crack at life and love. You are the WO-man!

Carol L said...

What a treasure this book is! I love the title and every little detail and photo within those covers! You truly put your heart and soul into everything you create.......and it shows:)