Not 2 Shabby

Not 2 Shabby Spring is in the Air


Hello! Today I am featuring this adorable new stamp set from Not 2 Shabby called Spring is in the Air.

I just loved coloring these images and there is nothing sweeter than this chick and bunny.  I used my Copic markers to color these images and did a little ink blending for the background using Distress Oxide in Squeezed Lemonade.  For the sentiment I used Birch Press hello die and cut it out with some glitter foam from Queen & Co.

Jamie, over at the Not 2 Shabby shop, has just released her spring/summer collection and has it at a discounted price if you get the bundle.  Don’t forget to use coupon code CRAZYPAPERCHICK to save 10%.  Supplies are listed below.


Not2Shabby Products can be found above in the text.

Blog Hops, spellbinders

Spellbinders March Clubs Blog Hop



Thank you to all that entered!

Hello Crafty Friends!

Today I have the pleasure of participating in Spellbinders March Clubs Blog Hop.  I created a card using the March Card Kit of the Month, Feeling Hoppy.  Spellbinders kits are jammed packed with adorable goodies, and this month was no exception.  It is full of sweet Easter and spring themed items for your card making needs.  You can find their kits here.

Now, if you watch my 5 or 10 card videos each month showcasing the current Spellbinders card kit, you know that I have an obsession with ephemera.  The Spellbinders kits are full of glorious ephemera and I just can’t help myself, and typically make all my cards with the ephemera.  For today’s card I thought I would incorporate more of the stamp set (and a couple ephemera pieces – I just couldn’t help myself!).  To see how I created this card, you can check out the video below, but don’t forget to hop along to win!




Giveaway Details:
To celebrate this release, I will choose a random person from the comments to win a $25 gift certificate from Spellbinders.  The winner will be announced on this blog post (make sure to follow!) on 3/23/2020.  The deadline to enter to win is Sunday, 3/22/2020 at 11:59pm EDT. The winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

Don’t forget to hop along on each blog for more chances to win!

Here is the complete hop list and where to go next.  Enjoy, have fun, and good luck!

you are here —> Alicia Havranek

go here next —> Channin Pelletier

Michelle Zerull

Annie Williams

Sheri Holt

Norine Borys

Ivana Camdzic

Desiree Kuemmerle

Spellbinders Blog

Yana Smakula

Nichol Spohr

Tina Smith

Bibi Cameron

Jean Manis

Henriëtte van Mierlo

Daniel West

Gemma Campbell

Dina Kowal

Virginia Lu

Jenny Colacicco

Jill Hilliard

Joy Baldwin

Jennifer Snyder

Marie Heiderscheit

Ashley Tucker

Svitlana Shayevich

Rebecca Luminarias

Brenda Noelke

Kathy Clement

Linda Parker

Varada Sharma

Hussena Calcuttawala

Jeanne Jachna

Michelle Short

Yasmin Diaz

Laurie Willison

Ilina Crouse

Laura Volpes


Blog Hops, Christmas, scrapping for less

Scrapping for Less | November 2019 Flavor of the Month Card Kit | A Vintage Christmas


Hello!  I am guest designing this month for Scrapping for Less and I am happy to show you the November Flavor of the Month card kit, A Vintage Christmas.

Below are two pictures of two varieties of the kit you can choose from.  There is the Banana Split and Double Dip Sundae.



Today I am showcasing the Banana Split kit.  I made 5 cards using many elements that came in the kit.  Although I just made 5 cards, the kit has plenty to make many more.


The first card I made using these adorable bell stamps from Scrapping for Less.  So easy to color and they make a nice focal point on your card.


I’m all about ephemera, so for my second card I had to use the ephemera pieces that came in the kit.  I used the largest button and accented it with some red twine from the kit.


For my third card I used the stamp set from Sunny Studio.  I colored the house to coordinate with the colors on the pattern paper.


On my fourth card I used the Noel die.  To get this die in your kit, you will need to order the banana split option.  I cut it out from gold mirror card stock from my stash to make it pop and paired it with the lovely pattern paper in the kit!  It is a really pretty die!


Finally, my favorite card was made using this sweet little Santa stamp from Your Next Stamp.  This Santa was an awesome image to color.


Here are links you need to follow along on the blog hop and links to visit Scrapping for Less.  Enjoy!

Go here next in the hop: CLICK HERE

Scrapping for Less shop: CLICK HERE




Blog Hops, Not 2 Shabby

Not 2 Shabby & Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop | Digital Stamp | Not2Shabby Better with a Friend

Collab Graphic N2S & CLP (3)


Hello!  Welcome to my blog where I have the privilege of participating in a collaboration blog hop between Not2Shabby and Coffee Loving Cardmakers.

Today I am featuring a digital stamp from the Not2Shabby Shop called, Better with a Friend.  I printed the image out on my laser printer onto some Bristol Vellum card stock.  I printed the image at 26% scale and I think it came out the perfect size.

I then colored the image using my PrismaColors and added a little highlight with a white jelly roll pen.  I don’t usually gravitate towards digital stamps, but I have to say this one was a breeze to print and color.  I love how Jamie drew this image and I’m safe to bet most people would think this is a stamped image.

So now to the fun part!  The giveaway!!  I have included links and details of the giveaway below.  There is also a process video on my YouTube channel of how I put this card together.  Enjoy and good luck!


  • Participate in the blog hop (links below to hop) by hopping along to all the participants commenting along the way.
  • Prize: 2 winners will receive a $15 gift certificates to use in the Not2Shabby Shop
  • Don’t forget to check out the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Facebook too!

Not2Shabby Shop
Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog
Coffee Loving Cardmakers Facebook

Process Video HERE!


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Click here to enter

10 Cards 1 Kit, Christmas

15 Cards 1 Kit | Spellbinders Merry Everything Limited Christmas Card Kit


Want to get a head start on your Christmas cards?  The new Spellbinders Merry Everything Card Kit is perfect!  It is limited edition, so if you want one, grab it while you can.

I did make an unboxing and process video on how I made these 10 cards, so head on over and check it out.

Find the kit here

10 Cards 1 Kit

5 Cards 1 Kit | Spellbinders Express Yourself | September 2019

Hello!  I am here today with 5 cards using the new Spellbinders September card kit, called Express Yourself.  This kit is packed with a ton of products as always.

I do have a process video that shows how I made my 5 cards, and a separate unboxing video showcasing all of the fabulous contents of the kit.  Links are below and will open a new window.

Unboxing here

If you want to go right to Spellbinders and check out the kit, you can find it HERE (will open in new window).

10 Cards 1 Kit

10 Cards 1 Kit | Spellbinders Hang With Me | August 2019

Hello!  I am back today with my 10 cards using the new Spellbinders August card kit, called Hang with Me.  This kit was packed with a ton of products as always.  If you are not familiar with Spellbinders card kits, they come with 10 card bases and 10 envelopes, so making 10 cards is easy!  However, there are a ton of products left over to make at least 10 more cards!

I do have a process video that shows how I made my 10 cards, but it also has an unboxing of the kit if you want to check it out.

If you want to go right to Spellbinders and check out the kit, you can find it HERE (will open in new window).

~ Alicia