Thursday, July 10, 2014

Science! Layout + Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to my little guy!
Well, he's not SO little.
He is as big as my 15 year old daughter. LOL
This kid is 10 now and he loves all things science!
He could watch Mythbusters all day long.
He loves video games and archery.
I love him to bits.
I used some Bella Blvd Max on this layout.  I love that line!
I am also linking this up to the newest issue at Paper Issues.
Come play along with us and you could win some Bella Blvd goodness for yourself!

Products used: Bella Blvd Max Paper Pieces, Trinket Stickers, Rock Star pp, Sketchbook pp, Bella Blvd Sprinkles Bell Pepper pp, Ice pp, McIntosh pp, Oreo pp, Classic Calendars Text, Pinkfresh resin hearts, White woodgrain Limba cardstock, AC pop dots, 2 point banner flag punch. Mist

Monday, July 7, 2014

Selfie Awareness Day {Paper Issues + Bella Blvd}

My daughter takes a million selfies. Daily.
I steal them.
It's my right as a mother.
I love these Bella calendar pages so much!
As soon as I saw them I knew what I wanted to make.
Clearly this is more photos than I normally use. LOL
I have a thing for single photo layouts.  It's a sickness.
Bella Blvd is sponsoring the prize at Paper Issues!
Go link up to the new Issue and you could win!
Yay!!!  Thank you, Bella Blvd!!!
Products used: Bella Ice Calendar, Bella Scattered Sprinkles text, Bella Classic Calendars text, Bella Bell Pepper Sprinkles, Bella Pickle Juice Sprinkles, Bella Ice Sprinkles,  AC Pop Dots, EK 2 Point Banner Punch, My trusty Dymo Label Maker, Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Pink, Citron, Mustard and Teal.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

16000 Black Cats 4th of July Layout

blackcats LO.1
It's that time of year again!
Time to blow some stuff up!
I didn't add a whole lot to this layout because I really like that black and white paper from Heidi Swapp.
PLUS I la la la LOVE that picture.
I was literally laying on the ground in the middle of the street to get it.
This was the aftermath of a ginormous wheel of black cats...16,000 to be exact.
After about 10 minutes I couldn't hear a thing.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Eat More Pi


Two layouts in one week!
What the what?!?!
I used the July Swag Bag for this layout.
I love the beachy colors in this kit.
We celebrate Pi day because we are nerdy nerds and because we heart pie.
Want to grab a Swag Bag with a discount?
Use my code: CASSIE for 20% off.

I link up everything to Paper Issues.  You should too!
Other product used: Doggie Bag, June Swag Bag, Crate Paper Grapefruit Polish Thickers, AC Pop Dots, Ek Success 2 point Banner punch, Fiskars circle punch, Limba Woograin cardstock

Monday, June 23, 2014

This Girl Layout


I love layering paper and embellishments!
I also love the way Pinkfresh embellies go with everything!
For this layout, I used Heidi Swapp's Favorite Things papers.
I loved the touches of gold that the striped alphas from Pinkfresh provide.
I cut up the letter Z to add some more gold stripey goodness.
I also used resin hearts, wood arrows, wood hearts, puffy heart stickers, puffy chevron stickers and puffy frame stickers all from Pinkfresh.
The gold stripe alphas were an exclusive Pinkfresh-Paper Issues offering.
I am linking this to the newest issue at Paper Issues, In The Navy.
Come link up and win some Echo Park goodies!
Other products used: Heidi Swapp Favorite Things 6x6, White woodgrain Limba cardstock, Heidi Swapp Color Shine, American Crafts Pop Dots, Glitz Anchor Roller Stamp, Bumblebee vellum-Doodlebug

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Food For Thought

Bailey Party LO
Our newest issue is up at Paper Issues!
Food For Thought is right up my alley...I love to eat!
Play along and win some Some Odd Girl stamps!
I used a kit from Paper Issues for this layout.
I added some yummy Limba Cardstock.  I love it!  Woodgrain goodness!
Woot!



Monday, May 19, 2014

You Had Me At Meow

Kitty Layout Cassie Box
My child will randomly text me "meow" from class, from the back seat, from upstairs...
She thinks she's a kitty.
I thought that this line from Simple Stories would be the purrfect pairing.
I added some of the Simple Stories Cat line to my May Swag Bag, which had a lot of fun Simple Stories papers already included.
Instead of sequins on this layout, I used my tiny star punch for confetti.
I am linking this up to the new issue at Paper Issues!
Products used: Simple Stories Cat Insta Squares and Pieces, 3x4 cards, Herringbone/Orange pp, Dots/Pink pp, Green Chevron/Dots pp,  Jenni Bowlin Tab punch, EK Success 2 Point Banner punch, American Crafts Pop Dots, White Limba Woodgrain Cardstock, October Afternoon Buttons, Simple Stories Letters, Crate Paper Oh Darling Chipboard, Fiskars Star punch, Caribbean Twine, Studio Calico Wood bits, Panda 8 Flair, Hug Snug from PI packaging, American Crafts Basics Colored Staples, embossing paste, ink, metal number clips, Cosmo Cricket Black punch stickers.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Orange Is The New Black

Orange is the New Black Cassie Box .

 I love the May Swag Bag so much!
The only thing I added to this layout that wasn't included was
 mist and Limba woodgrain cardstock!
It's so bright and happy!
My daughter is forever changing her hair color.
I love her spirit. <3
You can grab a Swag Bag for yourself right now and get 20% off with my code: CASSIE
Link up your projects at Paper Issues so we can see what you made!
You can also tag us on Facebook and Instagram!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Road Trip!

Road Trip Layout Cassie Box
My daughter's favorite band was playing in St.Louis so we decided to take a road trip!
It was a trip that made for some fantastic photo opportunities.
Our new issue is "Pitch Perfect" over at Paper Issues and this fit the challenge!
We are sponsored by Lawn Fawn!
You could win some awesome swag for linking up a project of your own!
I used Lawn Fawn flair and sequins on this layout. I really love their sequins.
They are very sturdy with great color.
I also used a ton of the new Heidi Swapp line, Favorite Things.
I am also la la la LOVING the new colored mini staples from American Crafts.
They work perfectly in my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher!
Products used: Lawn Fawn Let's Polka flair and sequins, white Woodgrain Limba cardstock, American Crafts Pop Dots, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, Colored Basics mini staples, Studio Calico Geotags wood veneer, Dymo label tape, 2 point banner punch, ATG tape, Heidi Swapp Favorite Things 6x6 paper pad, ephemera and puffy alphas. I get my 2x2 Instagram photos processed by Kanvess.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Laughing Together

Laughing Together Cassie Box LO

The newest Issue is up at Paper Issues!
Pocket Full of Sunshine immediately made me sing that song and then I got to crackin' on this layout.
This was an outtake of a photo shoot we were doing for Christmas pictures.
It makes me so incredibly happy when these two laugh together.
I wanted to use some of the 8x10 prints from MME and I loved the sentiment on this one:
"Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in our hearts."
Come link up and you could win a prize pack of flair from Panda Eight!

I used LOTS of Dear Lizzy goodness on this layout.
Limba Woodgrain cardstock, Swag Bag, 2 point banner punch, Sequins,  Polka Dot Plates pp, Little Red Hearts vellum, Splendid 8x10 prints,  Ash Grey Cardstock from AC, Penelope Bits and Pieces-Elle's Studio, Wood Alphas-Studio Calico, Pink stripe washi-Teresa Collins, Wet Cement Ink-Hero Arts, Enamel Dots-Teresa Collins Family Stories, Chipboard Stars-Pink Paislee, Honeycomb POW-AC, Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party sticker book

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Car Selfie Layout

Car Selfie Layout
I love this layout.  Am I allowed to say that?
I guess I just did.  I love her face.  That's mah beeeebie.
I worked with UmWow chipboard for this layout.
You will love it.  It feels like wood.  It's so sturdy and the color is gorgeous.
I used the hearts, stars, circles and chevron chippies on my layout.
PLUS she has flair.  Yep.  That awesome heart flair is from UmWow, too!
UmWow is turning 1 and Paper Issues is helping them celebrate!
Go check them out and win a ton of prizes!!
You can also link up to the current Issue at Paper Issues and win!
I used Daily Chevies and Snapshots lines from Bella Blvd.
My background cardstock is white woodgrain Limba.  Is so fabulous.
That woodgrain texture makes me so happy.


Sequins,  Heidi Swapp Color Shine, Neon cord, Amanda Rose stamp

Monday, March 17, 2014

My Peeps

My Peeps Cassie Box
When I saw the Lucky Starz collection from Bella Blvd., I immediately thought of the picture that the girls took in the Peeps store at Mall of America on our vacation to Minnesota.
I used my March Swag Bag from Paper Issues.
There was so much rainbow goodness in there, it worked perfectly!
My small Fiskars star punch was almost made for the stars on the paper.
I punched some stars out and smattered them about.
Today we start a new Issue at Paper Issues, Count Your Lucky Stars.
Come link up and you could win some sweet prizes from Lori Whitlock.

Products used: March Swag Bag, Bella Blvd Lucky Stars papers and Trinket sheet, Exclusive Lucky flair from Panda Eight, Pop Dots from American Crafts, Dymo tape, Number clips K & Co., Heid Swapp Color Shine in Cherry, Citron, Mustard and Teal. White cardstock from American Crafts, Banner punch from EK Success, Small star punch from Fiskars.

Monday, March 10, 2014

From Where I Stand

Happiness #FWIS Layout
I love Instagram!
I'll sing it from the rooftops!
La la la LOVE it! <---I sang that
I use the #FWIS a lot.  I am sure that people are tired of seeing my feet.
I like my feet. I like taking pictures of my feet in action. I like scrapping said pictures.
The newest Issue at Paper Issues is Tiptoe Through the Tulips.
This seems fitting.
I'm linking this up, come play along and you could win a GC to the PI Store!
There's lotsa scrappy goodness over there!
I print my 3x3 Instagram photos with Kanvess.  I used Caribbean twine from The Twinery, AC Pop Dots, Scotch ATG adhesive, Scotch Woodgrain Dymo Tape, Iridescent Heart Sequins, Heidi Swapp Vintage Chic Buzz Words, Heidi Swapp White Color Shine, Studio Calico Thataway By Plane pp, By Boat pp Mountain Pass pp, Points of Interest pp , Flair, wood stars, wood hearts and arrows, wood punctuation,   

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Bag Love {Paper Issues Swag Bag}

Did you get the February Swag Bag from Paper Issues?
I loved every little tiny bit of it.
Especially the wood hearts from Pinkfresh!
I used it to create this layout featuring some of my favorite things: 
My Coach bag and black boots!
I used some molding paste on this as well.  
One advantage of not knowing how to use something is that you have no limitations.  
I don't know if I'm using it correctly but I like what it did!
I slapped some on the cardstock then sprinkled some glitter on it.  
After that I ran a polka dot brayer through it.  It was a mess!  I love it!


I know that the March Swag Bag is going to be awesome!  Can't go wrong with rainbows and stars!!
That's all I can say about that.    ;)

I linked this up at Paper Issues!  Link up your project and win some Pinkfresh goodies!

Products used: Swag Bag, Tiny Attacher, White Limba Woodgrain Cardstock, Little Red Hearts Vellum, Crate Paper Crush pp, Fancy Pants Old Flame pp, Kaisercraft Wood envelopes, Maya Road Love trinket, Heidi Swapp Tinsel Color Shine, Heidi Swapp Pink Color Shine, Doodlebug washi, MME enamel, Heart punch, glitter, sequins, Pink Paislee wood alphas and Dymo tape.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Band Love {Paper Issues+Creative Scrappers}

Band Love
The new Issue is up at Paper Issues!
We are all about lists!
As soon as I saw the sketch posted at Creative Scrappers, I knew I had to use it.
It's fab.
I love the 4 different blocks  and the ampersand!
That totally made me want to do something about Bailey's favorite bands.
Of Mice & Men is one of her faves and their merch has an ampersand on it.  Perfect!
I used bits and pieces from the{sold out} Paper Issues January Swag Bag.
Come play along and you can win a GC to the PI store!!

3x3 photos printed by Kanvess, Pebbles pp in Breezy and Message.  Webster's Pages pp in Out & About. January Swag Bag-arrow clip, sequins, wood stars, frozen vellum. Sequins, 2 point banner punch, AC pop dots, Heidi Swapp color shine in Mint and Tinsel, Fiskars star punch, Jenni Bowlin tab punch, Heidi Swapp sequin star, metal numbers, dymo tape and White Limba Woodgrain Cardstock.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Shine Bright

I really love scrapping large photos.
This one was almost 8x11.
It really lets the picture be the star.
This is my baby girl.  We did an impromptu photo shoot in the back yard.
This was actually one of the outtakes of her rolling her eyes at me.
It was may favorite.  That's what teenagers do.
I love the Luxe line from Pink Paislee.
The gold metallic is awesome.  Makes me so happy.
I am linking this up to the newest issue at Paper Issues.
Come join us and you could win a GC to the store!
This was my first attempt at cutting gold foil on my Cameo.
You need it.  You must try it.  Cuts like buttah. Plus it's adhesive backed.  yay!
All of those little banner flags were cut with a 2 point banner punch from EK Success.
I actually cut up the Luxe packaging.
I loved it so much...and the patterns were super tiny, making them exponentially cuter.
The gold stars are from the Paper Issues store!  I adhere them with glossy accents.
I adore this new Tinaldo cardstock!
It really looks like wood!  You  need it, too!!!
I flicked gold mist on the background and rubbed it with a gold ink pad.
You can always use the code CASSIE and save an extra 20% in the PI store!
Woot!!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Together Is My Happy Place

Together Happy Place
We have a new issue up at Paper Issues!
My Happy Place
We just got this amazing dark woodgrain cardstock in so I thought it would pair well with my tree picture.
The cardstock is 113#, it's amazing.  It has the texture of real wood.
We went on vacation and went hiking at Ha Ha Tonka State Park at the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri.
It was amazing.  There was so much to see!
I snapped this picture of a tree on one of the trails.  I did not carve the heart, btw...but I still love it.
I love discovering awesomeness in my own backyard.
This is also my first time using a font on my Cameo.
I know, I know...I've had it for long enough.
I think I may be addicted!
I chose the Clipper Script font for my "together" cut.
I love that font website because you can put in the word that you are wanting to cut and "audition" it before you commit.
That's important.  Sometimes capital script letters are wonky.
I found a bag of tree branch slices at a store that I was in a few years ago.
I have hoarded them...until now...I used a few as confetti on my page.
They are super cool.  I think I need more.
Anyhoo...come link up a project with your Happy Place and you could win a prize package from Chic Tags!

I also used Quilt Houndstooth pp from Pebbles Lakeside, Frozen Limba vellum,  banner punch, woodgrain punchinella from gauche Alchemy, wood bits from Studio Calico, cork sheets, woodgrain tape, and slices of a tree branch.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Branson Road Trip {12 Days of Craftmas Hop}

Branson Road Trip
Every year we like to take a little road trip and go see some lights.
Last year, we chose Branson.  Who doesn't love Branson?
I had my Blake Shelton Christmas CD ready, we were road trippin'!
Our first stop, natch, was Lambert's!  Getcha some rolls thrown at yer head.
Everybody loves it when food is thrown, right?!
I love their okra.
Not gonna lie...I eat a lot of it...and fried potatoes and anything covered in gravy and macaroni and tomatoes.
Jeez...I am hungry!
Anyhoo...on to the important stuff...like winning some swag, yo.
I am giving away a $20 GC to Paper Issues!

Yay!!!  Leave me a comment on this post saying that you like PI on Facebook and I'll pick a winner.
Be sure to visit some of the other girls on the hop, they have giveaways as well!
Day 8:  http://www.somethingfromcassie.com/  <--------Me!!!!

All paper and embellishments are from It's Christmas-Webster's Pages, Maraschino twine from The Twinery, Deer Head punch, Banner punch, Heart confetti punch-Martha Stewart and Red Hug Snug.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

PaperHaus Winter Blog Hop

I  hope you are enjoying the PaperHaus Winter Frolic!
If you need to start from the beginning, go here.
My project today is a super simple paper cone wreath.
They make such a great gift!
This one is hanging on my mom's door right now!
I used 6"x6" paper squares, rolled them into cones and hot glued them to a large circle.
Then embellished on top of an accordion folded circle.
It makes a big statement!
Make sure you visit the next blog on the hop here!
Izzy always makes something fabulous!!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Reindeer Food Mason Jars


This time of year, I like to have these on hand for surprise guests.
They are so easy to make and they don't go bad.
I used this printable as a jumping off point.
Since I am a paper crafter and I own every paper punch known to man,
I thought I would bust out a scallop punch for these!
Fact: You can't go wrong when you shove something in a Mason Jar.
Can't.go.wrong.
This is just oatmeal, glitter sugar and some rainbow ball cupcake decoration thingys.
I don't know the technical term but they are festive.
Wham, Bam, Thank you Ma'am!
I am linking this up at Paper Issues.  Surprise!  and Be Different, Act Normal

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Paper Cone Wreath Gift Card Holder+Tutorial


So..I am not a big fan of giving gift cards...but some people just insist.
I needed a little something more to add to the card itself.
Here is what I came up with using Echo Park paper.
I love it because it can be very masculine...this is important to a 6 year old boy!

First, we make the bugle wreath above.  Cut 14 2 1/2" squares and roll them into a bugle shape.
Then glue them down to a backing piece.  Here I used a circle.
 Next we are going to make the envelope for the gift card.  You may be able to just affix the envelope that you received in the store...do that if you want to...I NEED mine to match.
SO...We are going to cut a 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" square.  Next score your sides.
Two parallel sides at 2" and the other two parallel sides at 2 1/2"
 Then cut out the notches at the corners so that your envelope will lay flat. 
 Pull the two short sides in and the bottom up, affix with glue. 
 Next, I trimmed off the tip of the envelope so that my star punch would fit over it. 
 Punch out the star and flip it over. 
 Place it back in the cut out area and add a pop dot.
  Keeping it flat, bring the bottom of the envelope to the top and press.
Bam!  The star acts like a button hole!  Woot!  Add it to the back of the wreath and Viola!  You have a wicked awesome gift card holder PLUS if you add some ribbon to the top, it is also an ornament! Yay us!!!
Don't have a star punch? I also used a heart on this wreath!

I am linking this up to Paper Issues and Be Different, Act Normal