Thursday, October 25, 2012


Hello, Want2Scrap lovers! It's Nina here on the blog today and am showing you a card using some of the Want2Scrap new Summer CHA releases. And guess what? I didn't use any bling this time, which was really hard for me to do :). I wanted to highlight the other paper crafting "essentials" from the W2S store.

I used the Garden Motif - Silhouette  here on my card as an accessory to the Copic colored flower (from The Craft's Meow's Beautiful Spring stamp set).
Here you can see the full card. I just love those delicate garden silhouettes. The papers are by My Mind's Eye.
My sentiment and tag are from The Craft's Meow's Love Dwells Here stamp set. The tag is die cut using Spellbinders Home Sweet Home dies. I accessorized the tag with the Card Size Antique Keys w/hardware - Chipboard attached by a simple twine.
Thank you for joining me today on the Want2Scrap blog!
Want2Scrap Products used:

Come visit me on my blog, Crafting in Croatia.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Happy Halloween from Want2Scrap!

AJ here with another Halloween card to share!  Last one from me, I promise! ;)

I just couldn't resist one more card! For my card today, I paired up some Spellbinders dies, and a sentiment from Avocado Arts.  I used a few of the bling from the Black 72 count pack on my card, as well as one from the Lavender 72 count pack to finish it off.

Want2Scrap Products used:
  Black 72 count pack
 Lavender 72 count pack

Spellbinders dies
Gina K Designs Stamps
ClearSnap Ink
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Want2Scrap & My Little Shoebox

Happy Tuesday Everyone,

Today I am showing you a layout I created using Want2Scrap  & My Little Shoebox, make sure you visit My Little Shoebox as they are having a blog hop and featuring Want2Scrap products along with their own amazing lines of products, make sure you leave a comment on their blogs and Facebook and tell them that Want2Scrap sent you.
For this layout I used My Little Shoebox's "Music To My Ears Paper Collection"
I used my favorite Want2Scrap Swirls Finesse - Silver Rhinestones - 2 Pack - Self Adhesive, added some buttons, and rolled flowers from MLS, stitched the pattern paper and added a banner title.
Inked the edges with Clearsnap fluid chalk, tied some bakers thread to the banner and added it to the corner.
Thank you for stopping by the blog today and remember to visit My Little Shoebox and leave comments. Crafty Smiles,

Monday, October 22, 2012

DIY pumpkin floral arrangement

Hi there!  Is it looking a little autumn where you are?  The weather and the leaves are starting to change and I am here to share a super simple decoration you can whip up for your desk at work or to surprise a friend.  Ready?  Let's go!

I gathered a small pumpkin, a silk floral pick, wire cutters, scissors and sharp craft awl (not shown), craft wire (not shown), ribbon (not shown) and or course, Want2Scrap BLING!

Use your awl or other sharp tool to pre poke holes for the wire stems of your silk flower picks.  Insert floral pieces in a pleasing way.

Also add a bow or bunch of ribbon using craft wire as the "stem".  The Leaf Pattern Ribbon - Orange - 1 1/4" Wide and the Sparkling Brown Ribbon from Want2Scrap work great here!
Finish off your arrangement with Swirls Finesse - Brown Rhinestone - 2 Pack - Self Adhesive applied directly to your pumpkin for a quick and easy arrangement that brings instant autumn to your home! 
Thanks for stopping by!
Want2Scrap products:
Other products:
Craft wire
small pumpkin

Saturday, October 20, 2012

4 Minutes of Superhero Coolness

This summer, my son had the opportunity to tour a firetruck, complete with his own "Assistant" fireman.  He thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity, and sitting in that drivers seat made him feel 10 feet tall.  This is one of the photos I captured from that afternoon.

I knew when starting this layout that I wanted to use a long, multi-font title, so I painted a Nestaboard from Labels Twenty Five as the background for my title.  I think it allows your eye to easily read my title, because it's confined to one place.  It also really emphasizes the title as a design element, which I love.

Thanks for coming by!

Want2Scrap™ Products Used:
Beautiful Bling Border- Chevron

Partner Products Used:
Beacon Zip Dry
Authentique Alphabet

Friday, October 19, 2012

Fanciful Fairies

Here is a decorative wall hanging with Fanciful Fairies and beautiful butterflies with lots of Want2Scrap bling. I love using Graphic 45 Once Upon A Springtime collection of paper, it fits so nicely with just about every type of bling you will find at Want2Scrap.

I just love using Swirls Finesse - Silver Rhinestones - 2 Pack - Self Adhesive on just about every project I create. Just look how amazing those Wonderful Wings Bling matched Spellbinders Wonderful Wings die templates.

I hand trimmed the flowers and added 72 Count - Black Pearls - Self Adhesive to the center and brushed on some Diamond Stickles to the petals. I also inked up Chipboard Embellishments - Pack of 4 - Style A and used it as a base for my fairies and flowers. The stamp that I used is from Quietfire Designs, I die cut S4-328 Foliage die template from Spellbinders and sanded and inked each leaf using Clearsnaps Fluid Chalk Chestnut Roan, pinched up a bit to add some dimension. After I had all my pieces cut, and assemble I adhered them to my wall hanging base using Beacon Adhesives Zip Dry, and there you have it a vintage wall hanging perfect for a little girls room. Thank you for stopping by and I hope you find just the right bling for your next project. Crafty Smiles,

Want2Scrap Products Used:
Chipboard Embellishments - Pack of 4 - Style A
72 Count - Black Pearls - Self Adhesive
Swirls Finesse - Silver Rhinestones - 2 Pack - Self Adhesive
Wonderful Wings Bling

Preferred Product Partners
Clearsnaps Fluid Chalk Chestnut Roan
Graphic 45
Beacon Adhesives Zip Dry


Thursday, October 18, 2012

Peace Ornaments

Hello, it's Nina here again with this week's Want2Scrap project. Today I have a very fancy card that took me longer than usual to make, but it was so much fun! :)

I stamped (Penny Black's Hanging Treasures set) and die cut the ornaments (Spellbinders' Heirloom Ornaments 2012). I fancied them up by adding the Beautiful Bling Borders-Fancy That! It looked top heavy, so I balanced the layout by adding a row of Sleek Strips Silver Rhinestones- Self Adhesive on the bottom.
Here's a closeup of the card. The sentiment is from Chipboard Sentiments- Words of Love.
I covered it with wet glue, then sprinkled some Art Glitter on it. I "hung" the ornaments using twine and decorated them with paper flowers.

Thank you for joining me today on the Want2Scrap blog!
Want2Scrap Products used:
Beautiful Bling Borders-Fancy That! 

Cross Promo Products used:
Art Glitter 
Spellbinders Heirloom Ornaments dies
Come visit me on my blog, Crafting in Croatia.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Fun, Fall project and a simple tutorial!

Can you smell it? Fall is in the air. I am enjoying the beautiful colors all around us as I visit soccer fields all over the Northeast, lol! I am taking a fun class by Christy Tomlinson called Pumpkins & Cider. If you have not had the chance to take a class by her now it the time, she inspired me to create this fall canvas! Thanks Christy! Adding a little Want2Scrap bling added the perfect detail!

This is a larger canvas than I usually do, a full 12x12. I loved having the extra space to play with.

I added a ton of texture to this using tissue paper, paint, masks, light modeling paste and lots of layers of rub-ons.

I also added lots of bling and some fun silhouettes.

I found a cute basket at the Target Dollar Spot. I dressed it up for fall, but the great thing about this is I can change it every season. Here is a little tutorial on how I altered the tags to hang on the basket.

I started out with these  Manilla Tags from Want2Scrap. I then sprayed them with some fall colored spray ink.

Allow them a little drying time and used ink to color the Alphabet.

Now just embellish as needed and attach the tags to your basket with mini clothes pins.

Hopefully you are now inspired to do some fall creating for yourself!

Want2Scrap Products:

Cross Promotional Partners:

Other Products:
Paper - Junkitz
Tissue Paper - Michaels
Paint - Liquitex
Rub-ons - K & Company, Basic Grey, Die Cuts with a View
Leaves - Prima Marketing
Inks - Tattered Angels, Fiber Scraps
Stamps - Christy Tomlinson for Unity Stamps
Ink - Tsukineko (Staz On)
Light Modeling Paste - Liquitex
Mask - Crafter's Workshop

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Happy Halloween

Boo!  AJ here, sharing another Halloween card!  Halloween is hands down my FAVE for card making- not sure what it is, but I can't get enough of it! 

For my card today, I created a round card using my Spellbinders dies and Echo Park paper.  I stamped the spider web in purple and added a small sized bling from the Lavender 72 count pack.  I also added two of the smallest bling from the Orange 72 count pack.

Halloween is almost here, you won't be subjected to too many more cards in this color scheme!! :) well, maybe one more!

Want2Scrap Products used:
Orange 72 count pack
Lavender 72 count pack

Spellbinders dies
Avocado Arts Stamps
ClearSnap Ink
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L


Sunday, October 14, 2012

Enjoy Fall

Hello, Want2Scrap friends!  I am definitely enjoying this Fall season.  I especially enjoy creating projects with beautiful Fall patterns and colors.
I just love this photo of my niece, Kenzie, all ready for trick-or-treating.  It perfectly represents the excitement and joy of Fall.  I can even feel the cool wind on my face and hear the crisp leaves below my feet.

I used lots of great Want2Scrap products on this layout, including tags, chipboard alphabet letters, bling, and Nestaboard flowers and flourishes.  I used walnut ink to give my chipboard a deep brown color and accented with brown rhinestones.  I love layering all of the wonderful accents.
What are you creating to capture your Fall memories?
Want2Scrap products
Cross Promotional products
Other products

Thursday, October 11, 2012


Hi all, AJ here with a Halloween card to share using Want2Scraps Bling!

Halloween is one of my FAVORITE holidays to make cards for- very odd since I never mail them! I always have an abundance of them, and never the thank you or birthday card when I need it! lol
I can't quite put my finger on what it is I love so much- I just love the colors maybe! 
My card today uses Nina's dies from Spellbinders to make a haunted house.  I spelled out Spooky with letter stickers, and of course, finished it all off with a few different sizes from Want2Scrap's 72 Count Lavender and Orange Bling.

72 Count Bling in Lavender; & Orange

Spellbinders S5-089 Home Sweet Home; & ES-006 So Trendy M-Bossabilities.
Echo Park patterned paper
ClearSnap Ink
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

More Halloween goodness to come next post as well! :)


Monday, October 8, 2012

Tree Pose

Every year, I take photos of my kids with the same tree.  It's kind of like a growth chart, tracking how big they are (and how much the tree has grown) every year.  Each year, I scrap them individually and together with the tree.  This is the "together" photo, which they weren't terribly interested in posing for.  

I used some of my new Want2Scrap products on this layout, starting with one of the Fancy Framed Tags 2, which I coated with gesso (the easiest way to get a mice clean white).  Behind it I layered a Nestaboard Labels 18, which was colored with Ranger Distress Stain.   The letters got the same treatment, to help the overall layout feel coordinated.  

Thanks for taking a peek!

Want2Scrap™ Products Used:

Partner Product Used: 
Authentique Alphabet
Beacon Zip Dry

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Happy World Cardmaking Day!

Hello, crafty friends! It's Nina here I'm delighted to have you come visit on this most special of holidays for paper craft lovers like you and me.I have a card for you today that is also featured on the Crafter's Home blog to celebrate WCM day! It has all the pretty Want2Scrap lovelies that make your project literally shine. :)

I used the Nestaboard Labels Twenty Four to frame my focal point and adorned it with Nestabling Labels Twenty Four White Pearl. I die cut some beautiful Graphics 45 Little Darlings paper with Spellbinders Labels 24.The coordinating border was die cut using Spellbinders Classic Petal Edgeabilities.
The butterfly is from The Craft's Meow's Beautiful Spring set and I colored it with Copics. The sentiment is from Sew Happy, also by TCM. I love adding pearls to the butterfly bodies and the Baby Bling Pearls White - 100 Count - 2.5mm is just the perfect size for that.
Here you can see the Nestaboard and Nestabling up close.I love the depth they add to my projects.
What are your plans today to celebrate? I hope it's productive and fun! Thank you for joining us today at Want2Scrap!

Want2Scrap Products used:
Nestabling Labels Twenty Four White Pearl
Nestaboard Labels Twenty Four
Baby Bling Pearls White - 100 Count - 2.5mm

Cross Promo Products used:
The Craft's Meow's Beautiful Spring and Sew Happy
Graphics 45 Little Darlings
Spellbinders Labels 24, Classic Petal Edgeabilities
Beacon Adhesives
Come visit me on my blog, Crafting in Croatia.


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