Welcome to My Scrappy Cupcake!!

This is for all the "scrapaholics" out there. If you are like me and are addicted, or just love to scrapbook or make cards and paper crafts, lets share ideas and have fun!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Happy Wednesday!

Hello everyone! Its November already! Where has the time gone? Ive been pretty busy in my craft room these past few months. I also got to go to a 3 day crop with some friends. It was awesome and so much fun.
Ive been working on cards, layouts, and other fun stuff to hopefully be able to do some craft fairs in the near future.  A local scrapbook store has crops every Friday night and Ive been going to those as much as I can. They are so much fun. We usually have some kind of crazy fun challenge where we are given papers and embellishments that are all mixed and matched. We then have to make something out of them. Sometimes its a tag or an 8x8 layout or even an ATC card. Boy! does that get the creativity juices flowing!! I have one of the challenge pictures below. This one was alot easier. We had papers and items that were cohesive to Halloween. If you are ever in Charleston SC, stop by Scrap Stamp Ink in Summerville. Karla is awesome and so much fun.
Ive posted some pictures of a few things Ive been working on. Take a peek and let me know what you think.
Thanks! and Happy scrapping!!!!

This family memories layout is for sale.
 This is my sweet niece Abby. Is she not the cutest thing?
 This is my nephew. I used several different techniques on this. 
This was a fun layout to make, The colors are so bright and fun. This is for sale as well.
 I learned how to Iris fold at the 3 day crop a few weeks ago. This is one I made at home.
 This is the layout I made for the challenge last Friday night. Its 8x8.
 This is a bookmark that Ive made. It as well as others are for sale.
And finally a Halloween layout. The card behind the gate comes out so you can add a picture or journaling.This too is for sale.
I hope youve enjoyed my projects. Thanks for stopping by.Come back again!!!!!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Hello everyone!

I know its been a while since Ive posted anything on here, but rest assured, I have a bunch of stuff to share that Ive been working on lately.
 I recently sold several things to a gift shop locally. Its so neat to walk in and see my work on display for sale. I am having so much creating for the shop.
 Today, I got back from a weekend crop here in my town. It was my first crop that was all weekend long. BOY!, was it fun!!!
I won a few door prizes as well. Awesome! Everyone that knows me will tell you that it takes me forever to do layouts. I like to really think about what I want to put on my layout, then actually putting it together takes me awhile. Well, I got 11 pages and 2 cards done this weekend. I know it doesnt sound like much, but for me, Its great. LOL
I will take some pictures and post them as soon as I can.
 Today was also the monthly ATC swap that I am in. The theme was breast cancer awareness. they were all so amazing. The group of ladies that are in the swap are so talented. Im so tickled that they allow me to be a part of the group.
Here are a few things that Ive made lately.....

This is a gift card like the ones that I created and made for the gift shop. I made them in Palmetto blue, Carolina and Clemson colors, and a fun Pink and black. They are 3x3 and come with envelopes.

These are some cards I made at my local scrapbook store, Scrap, Stamp, Ink. They were a make and take celebrating National Cardmaking Day. These are A2 size.
This was alot of fun. I went to a Friday night crop at Scrap, Stamp, Ink, and we were given a bag that had several items in them that didnt match anything. We had to make an ATC card out of the supplies in the bags we recieved. we were able to used other items as well, but everything in the bag had to used. With a little spritz, ink, embossing powder and alot of imagination, this is what I came up with.
These are some mini crocheted flowers I made. I saw several pictures on here that had them on layouts and cards. I havent crocheted in years, but thought I would break out the old hook and give them a try. I really like them. I even used several on a layout this weekend at the crop.
  Well, let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!!!!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

CKC Charlotte

Hey everyone!
Yesterday two friends and I went up to Charlotte NC to the CKC convention. It was so much fun!  I got so many fun things at some awesome prices. Cant wait to start playing with them all. If you have never been, you should!
 On the way back home we passed a Hobby Lobby and decided we HAD to stop there too. LOL
Ive been wanting to get some of the embellishments called Candi. They are from a company in the UK. I never ordered any because I just didnt want to order anything from so far away. Well..... They were there yesterday! I was so excited. Cant wait to use them.
Yesterday was a very long day, but so much fun and soooo worth it. If you have never been to one, Find one near you and go! You will have a ball!
Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Thomas Griffin Cancer Fund

I hope this note finds everyone well. As you look to the left of my page, you will find a link to a site called Give Forward. Thomas Griffin  is my father-in-law. He is fighting a battle with a rare form of cancer. He will be traveling to Houston in the next few weeks for a six week round of radiation followed by surgery. He and his wife will be facing many expenses while there, both medically and personally ( lodging, meals, transportation, etc.). This is a wonderful site that allows us to reach out to friends and family to share his story. Where anyone who would like to help with their expenses can do so.
If you would like to help, that would be a blessing. If you are unable, every prayer that is said for him, is just as valuable to him and the family.

As an Independent Consultant for Thirty-One gifts, I am doing a fundraiser to help with their costs. All commissions from  my sales will be given to "Mom and Dad" Griffin. if you would like to make a purchase, please go to my site and click on the event : Fundraiser for Thomas Griffin.

The site:    mythirtyone.com/kathygriffin

Thank you all of my scrapping friends!!!


Friday, August 12, 2011


Hi there! I hope this new post finds everyone doing well. Ive been busy making some fun things lately. Ive been cropping with some friends and having a great time.
Im so excited! Some friends and I are going to the CKC convention in Charlotte in a few weeks. Cant wait to see some new things, and of course.....SHOP!!!
Ive been pretty busy in my scrapbook studio these past few weeks. I finally got the 50 States cartridge that Ive been wanting for so long. Ive made some really neat things with it using vinyl. Pictures to come soon.
I also got the car decals cartridge the other day. I havent opened it yet, but cant wait to make some fun stuff with it.
Ive posted a few pictures of things I have been working on. I hope you like them.
have a super weekend!!!

I made this neat monogram on a frame for some friends that were getting married. I made it using vinyl and attaching it right on the glass.
This is a picture of a shelving unit in my new scrap studio. I love the different size cubbies that it has.

This is another picture from my new room. Its a book case and Jetmax cubes all inside the double closet. I really love this. It gives me so much more space in the actual room. I used paper clips to hang some embellishments on the hanger rack that was already installed.
Hope you enjoy! Let me know what you think!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Hi Y'all!

Hello from hot, sunny South Carolina!
I worked in my scrap/craft room pretty much all day today. I cant show you what I was working on just yet though, because they are cards for a swap that I will be in next weekend. Its a secret swap where no one knows who made the cards until after they are all judged for the best one. Its alot of fun. So I will post them as soon as the swap is over. I love the way they came out.
These 2 cards that I have posted for you to see are ones I made a few months ago. Tell me what you think.
The first one is a card I made in a class that taught us how to make these tear bears. So cute! I will definately be making more tear bears in the future.
The next one is one I made for a swap in April. I used several different techniques on it. Hope you like it.

Come back soon and see what other things Im working on.
Oh yeah!! Ive opened an Etsy store recently. Check it out when you get a chance. The name...My Scrappy Cupcake....of course :)
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Im on a roll!

Hi everyone!
 I have a few more pictures I want to share with you. The card has a technique on it that I had seen on another blog and decided to try to make one using the same technique. I love the way it came out. To me, it looks like a quilt. So pretty!
 The second picture is a project that I made at my LSS during a Sunday afternoon class. It is a folder with notecards inside. I love the colors! I love the way it came out!
I hope you enjoy!
Let me know what you think! I love comments!

Check back again. Ill have more posts soon!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Finally! I have pictures posted!!!

Hello Everyone!
 Yes its true. I finally got some pictures posted of a bunch of things Ive made these last few months.
I have been trying all kinds of new tools and techniques and love them all.
Hope you enjoy what Ive made. Let me know what you think!

This is a frame that I added a monogram to. The monogram is  made out of vinyl.


This is a baby book that I made. It measures 6x6. It is for sale. There is room in the book for at least 12 photos.

This is a pop up card. As you can see, the flowers are popped up.The flowers are popped up using acetate.

This is another pop up card.


This is a card I made for a card swap.

I hope you like these few things Ive made. I have more to post and will do that tomorrow. Please let me know what you think.
Thanks! and Happy Crafting!!!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Hello Hello Hello!

I know, I know....Its been forever since Ive posted anything. Its definately NOT because I havent made anything though. Ive made some really fun things these last few months, so I have alot to share with you. This year is proving to be pretty crazy. Lots of great things, some not so good. Things are finally calming down though. One super great thing going on right now is the much awaited arrival of my new niece. We are waiting on the call to hear of her birth.
 I became an Independent Consultant for Thirty-One Gifts in November and let me tell you....The totes are fantastic for scrapbooking organization. I go to crops as often as I can and the Large Utility Tote is the BEST to carry my cricut expression in. It not only fits the machine, but tons of other stuff with it. I use several of the other sizes for my scrapbooking too. Check it out!  If you have any questions about them, Ill be glad to answer them.  mythirtyone.com/kathygriffin.
As soon as I get all my pictures downloaded, I will post all my cards, layouts and crafts Ive been working on!
Well, Im going to be crafting a bunch tonight while I wait up to watch the royal wedding. William and Kate should have invited me. They didnt, so I guess Ill just enjoy the festivities here at home on the television.
Happy scrapping!!!

Friday, January 21, 2011

My first crop for the year.

Last saturday I was able to attend a crop with some friends. It was my first one for the new year. I havent been to one since October and didnt realize how much Ive missed scrapbooking with my friends. Just because I havent been to a crop doesnt mean that I havent been scrapping though. My husband and I went to Florida for Christmas to be with his family and my sister in law and I got to have a girls scrap night. It was so much fun and we both got some really fun things done. Im in the middle of moving my scrap studio and cant wait until I get things in place in the new room. Hopefully it will be very soon and I cant start back full force scrapping.
I was in another card swap this month and the cards I recieved in it on Sunday were awesome. I will post pictures of the one I made for it and of some of the other projects I have made since my last post. Happy Friday everyone!