Friday, March 30, 2012

Store Report! Violettes, Lakeland, FL

 Do I have a store report for you?!?! WOW, is all I can say. If you are ever in the Orlando/Tampa area. Go and check out Violettes. They have 12 rooms of yummy goodness! YES, I said TWELVE! It just doesn't stop, they have anything and everything you could ever want, need or think of! All the latest brands, trends and designs! Some people say it is like a house. It's not a house, it is in a small strip mall behind a gas station, right on the corner! We passed it the first time. The gas station hides it pretty good. The 12 rooms make it feel like a house once your inside. You definitely need a few hours in this store.


      4604 Cleveland Heights Blvd.

      Lakeland, FL  33813

      (863) 644-0801

Store Hours:
   Mon.-Wed.  10-5pm
   Thursday  10-6:00pm
   Friday 10-5pm
Saturday 10-5pm
   Sunday  1-5pm



Graphic 45





Need some stamps? lol




Crop Room!


One can not have too many THICKERS!


It's ok to wipe the drool off your face now! :-) No one is looking!

Happy Scrappin!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Simon Says Stamp - BINGO Challenge

Here is my entry for the Simon Says Stamp BINGO challenge! I thought it would be a great time to use my actual BINGO card stamp I got recently from my trip to South Carolina. I also picked the BINGO vertically of Brad/Ticket or Tag/Ribbon or Twine I ended up using all 5!! 


Authentique Paper Pack
Bingo Stamp, Unity Stamps
Misc Grey Ribbon (my stash)
Grey Twine, We R Memory Keepers
Jenni Bowlin Ink - Cough Syrup
Ticket and Heart Stamp, Nikki Silvis
Kraft Cardstock
Whtie Cardstock
Red Star Brad

Happy Scrappin

Lawnscaping # 30 - Inspired By

I was inspired by Lisa Barrie 's Shadowbox made with the Silhouette Cameo. Here is her original piece. 

Here is my take on the shadowbox for Lawnscaping's Inspired By a Fellow Crafter Challenge. I made my own layout of squares in the Silhouette Studio and did the same faux technique. I love how it turned out. I am going to hang it on my wall in my scrap room!

This has to be a record of how many Lawn Fawn sets i've used in a single layout ever! :-)

White Cardstock
Foam Dots (lots of them!)
Small Heart Punch, EK Success
Silhouette Cameo Cutting Machine
MacBook Pro using Silhouette Studio
Thickers, American Crafts
Yellow Bakers Twine by Jilli Bean Soup
Signo Broad White Gel Pen, Uni Ball
Tim Holtz Distress Markers (watercolor effect)
Copic Markers
Bright Side Paper Collection, Lawn Fawn
Bright Side 6 x 6 Paper Pack, Lawn Fawn
Lawn Fawn Stamps
-Gnome Sweet Gnome
-You've Got Mail
-Claire's ABC's
-Bon Voyage
-Say Cheese
-Critters in the Forest
-Critters in the Snow
- Plus One
-Critters Ever After

Happy Scrapping

Monday, March 12, 2012

Tampa Bay Treasure Hunt 2012

Hey all!! I decided this year to participate in the Tampa Bay Scrapbook Treasure Hunt. They have done in in the past years with more stores. But, we all know with the times scrapbook stores are hard to come by. Here's the deal! You have one week to visit 9 stores in the Tampa Bay area. You pre order your passport for $10 weeks in advance. You have to spend $5 at each store to get your passport stamped to turn in at the end of the event. Since, I am on the East coast of Florida my ladies and I started our trip at Violette's in Lakeland.  We left Volusia county at 8am. Arrived in Lakeland at 9:30am, Violette's wasn't opening till 10am. But, when we got there they were open! That was awesome, it gave us a little extra time to shop. I avg. 15mins shopping time at each store since we were attempting this in one day! Violette's is amazing and huge!!! I will be doing 9 store reports later, I will spread them out! So, you can see more about each store.  We did not stop for lunch, we ate in the car. There just wasn't time to sit down and eat. From Violette's in Lakeland we headed to Scraporium in Tampa, Fl, then North to Spring Hill, Fl where there are 3 stores!!!


Yes, 3 stores in Spring Hill, Creative Hands, Stamp & Scrap A Latte and Stamping Studio. They are small store that focused a lot on stamping. From there we started to head South West, to Posh Scraps in Palm Harbor, Fl. That store is deceiving from the outside it looks small, but its BIG! Then we headed South to Scraps of Art in Seminole, Fl, that is a large store, with lots to offer.

Scraps of art

Then we headed to St. Petersburg to Whim So Doodle, which is an amazing store!!! Huge Huge Huge!!! I wish we had more time to shop there but, we were coming to the end of our trip and had one more store to see and 40mins to get there before 6pm. With 10mins to spare we arrived at Sparkle N Sprinkle in Ruskin, Fl. We had no idea that they made their stamps on site! Their name holds true, the have the largest selection of Glitter, Embossing Powder, and Flock (it was soo pretty!).

Sparkle n sprinkle

After, a long day, we were pooped! We stopped for dinner and got home around 10pm. Each store had a Take n Make. 6 x 6 page. You could sit and Make n Take, but most people were on a mission, like us! We also collected a tag from each store and wore them around our necks, but the end of the day, we were covered in tags!

I recommend if you can afford it to get a room and do it in two days, so you have more time to shop. Yet, we would of spend much more $$$$ if we had more time too. I will add a list of all the stores just incase you are visiting the Tampa Bay area.

I also did 2 haul videos on the stuff we got and purchased!!! Check it out below!

Happy Scrappin'

Monday, March 5, 2012

Lawnscaping Challenge #29 - Sketch

Wow Wee!!!! Some of my new Lawn Fawn Stamps, Paper and Trimmings have arrived! I made a few orders as items got released and of course I am waiting on the BIG order!! I have also been sick, so having goodies come in the mail always makes me feel better! So, I decided to play along at Lawnscaping

I used the New You've Got Mail set for the main parts of the card. I took the Airmail stamp and created my own patterned paper. The little heart is the only stamp I used from Happily Ever After. 

Lawn Fawn Stamps: You've Got Mail & Happily Ever After
Lawn Fawn Paper: Bright Side Collection
Lawn Fawn Trimmings: 3 pack 
Kraft, Blue & Black Cardstock from my stash
Jenni Bowlin Ink: Cough Syrup

Happy Scrappin!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Young Crafters Unite #7 - Clear Cards

So my crafty weekend adventure didn't end without making a card for the Young Crafters Unite Challenge. Since, Sam and I went on a crafty shopping spree we decided to tackle this challenge and Sam got some clear acetate to play with. I wanted to see if Nestabilites would cut the acetate and it did without a problem. Please, enjoy my flying butterflies!





Shapeabilites, Butterfly
Patterened Cardstock, from my stash of scraps
Kraft Cardstock, Recollections
Clear Acetate, Bazill
White Gel Pen, Uniball Signo Broad

Happy Scrappin!