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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Little Prince Party Blog Hop

Homespun Elegance Prince Blog Hop

Happy April!!
Can you believe we are in April already??  Today is day two for this Super fun blog hop hosted by Jessica from homespun elegance.  If you are coming from Jodi you are in the right spot! If you want to start at the beginning, click HERE!  I am the last stop on today's hop but there is another day of all new designers tomorrow so be sure to visit homespun elegance again tomorrow :-)


  1. STARTS AT: www.homespunelegance.blogspot.com
  2. Mindi Palmer http://www.scrappintoxicmidge.blogspot.com/
  3. Mandee Gillen  http://www.thescrappinlounge.com
  4. JulieK  http://3girljam.blogspot.com/
  5. Meriah Hamlin - www.twoscraptasticgals.blogspot . com
  6. Laurie http://mincedpaper.blogspot.com
  7. Miranda www.nanasscrapspot.com
  8. Jodi Ethington - www.talkingtwineandtrim.blogspot.com/
  9. Rebekah Ostrus - http://craftyteachermom.blogspot.com   YOU ARE HERE!



I  am a proud mommy to two little princes and I couldn't figure out what I wanted to share with you, so I chose 3 projects :-)

The first is a Spiderman card I made for a birthday party we were invited to last weekend.


I found this Spiderman jpeg on the internet and used my silhouette to print and cut the design.  The spiderweb and 5 are from my silhouette.  It's kind of hard to see but I heat embossed the spiderweb to make it have a glistening effect.  The "make a wish" sentiment is from Pink by Design (I design for them!)

My next project is a type that I do a lot!  I love to print designs on heat transfer paper and make custom t-shirts for my boys and their friends :-)  


These adorable Avengers are the creations of Lisa over at Pretty Papers, Pretty Ribbons.  The font for the name is called Masked Marvel.  The printable transfers I use are June Tailor.  I print and cut them using my silhouette and then iron it on.  Super easy but a great personalized gift :-)

The last project I have for you today involves some sewing.  I will be the first to tell you that I am a beginner when it comes to sewing.  I get an idea in my head and then I just try to put it together on my own (which is what I did here).  I wanted to make something I could carry along in the car for my little guys that would keep them busy when  they get bored.  

Here it is folded up

The inside


The storage


I found some super cute white boards in the $ spot at Target, along with mini dry erase markers and erasers.  The pocket on the left holds the whiteboard and a few other books and the right side has compartments to the hold the markers, eraser and a hotwheel or two.  They don't take up much room at all!  It cost me less than $5 to make both of them because it doesn't take much material.  I don't have step by step instructions because I honestly just made it up as I went.  If anyone is interested I can try to write out the dimensions and how I put it together :-)

Blog Candy!
If you become a follower and leave a comment, I am giving away the "Dots for Sure" from Unity Stamps! (unfortunately due to shipping, US addresses only)

Thanks for hopping with us today! Don't forget to head back to Jessica's blog tomorrow for day 3 of this awesome hop! Lots of prizes are up for grabs :-)  You have until April 5th at Midnight CST to enter the giveaways.  I will be picking a random winner and posting it April 6th so please leave a way for me to contact you!

~Rebekah


Friday, March 29, 2013

Pink by Design & Lovebug Creations Spring Blog Hop


Hi Everyone!
I am so excited today for this fun blog hop featuring Pink by Design Stamps and Lovebug Creations Ribbon!
If you are coming from Ellen's page, you are in the right spot!! If you would like to start from the beginning, click HERE!
Here is the lineup of these super talented designers:



This is my first time using ribbon from Lovebug Creations and I absolutely love it!  The colors are so rich and  I love the feel of this ribbon!  For my project, I used this new file from the silhouette store.  It is perfect to hold little trinkets or jewelry.  I couldn't decide which color ribbon I wanted to use, so I used every color I have :-)


The sentiment is from our newest PBD release and the stamp of the month called "Love Today".  All of my papers are from the dollar spot at Target! (I picked them up last spring)

Thanks for stopping by today! Now I am going to send you over to the super talented Martha!!

~Rebekah

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Easter treat bag topper

Happy Wednesday!
Today over at Pink by Design, we are sharing paper punching techniques.  Paper punching adds extra detail to a project and is super easy to do.  I used a scallop punch and a dots punch to this cute little bag topper.


My boys aren't big candy fans so I am putting other treats in their Easter baskets ;-)

Don't forget we have an Easter challenge going on over at Pink by Design!  Submit any project with an Easter theme and you could win a $10 gift card to the Pink by Design Store!!  Head on over and Link up!!

~Rebekah

Monday, March 18, 2013

PBD Easter themed Challenge

Hi Everyone!! Today we are starting the week off with an Easter themed Challenge over at Pink by Design!!  All you have to do is make any type of project with an Easter theme and link it up before Saturday at 11:59 p.m. CST.  We will randomly choose one lucky person to win a $10 gift certificate to the Pink by Design Store!!

Here is my Easter themed project!


The "Happy Easter" sentiment is from the PBD set "Mini Wrappers".  

Head on over and link up!! We have also announced the winners from the PBD New Release Blog Hop :-)

~Rebekah

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Pink by Design New Release Blog Hop!


Happy Friday!!

Yea!! After a couple weeks of sneak peeks it's time to see all of the Pink by Design New Releases!!  Here is the line up for this awesome hop brought to you by some super talented designers :-)

Sarah - www.pinkcricut.com
Rebekah - www.craftyteachermom.blogspot.com
Lisa- www.prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com
Liz - www.217creations.com 
Meriah – www.twoscraptasticgals.blogspot.com
Paula - www.morethanfavors.blogspot.com
Sabrina - www.sabrinaalery.blogspot.com
Gloria - www.gloriasgoofycraftspot.blogspot.com
Bryan - www.scrapguy.blogspot.com
PBD Blog - www.pinkbydesignstamps.com


I am going to share a project with you using the "Lucky" stamp set.  This is one of the new Half Pints and can be used for St. Patty's Day or other fun cards and projects throughout the year :-)  Mine is kind of a card within a card.

Here it is with the top card closed:


Now open:


This is a center panel step card that I bought in the silhouette store but you can find plenty of great tutorials online also.  All of my papers were from my scrap drawer but were originally bought from the dollar spot at Target last year :-)

This next card was super simple to put together because this stamp set called "Get Well"  gives you the adorable image and sentiment. Sometimes you just don't have a lot of time to put a card together for someone and this set is the answer!!  I colored this little bug with some colored pencils (raided my little boys stash) and put it together in about 10 minutes :-)



Here are a couple more projects that I have "sneaked" in the last couple of weeks just in case you missed them!

This project used the March Stamp of the Month called "Love Today".


Here is another using the "Lucky" half pint set...




Your next stop on the hop is Lisa from Pretty Papers, Pretty Ribbons.

After the hop, make sure you head on over to Pink by Design Store to pick up all of your favorites!!  DON'T FORGET.. U-Stream is tonight at 7:30CST! Click HERE to go directly to it :-)

Thanks for hopping with us today!

~Rebekah