Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Mini-Album pages 3 and 4

If you are here for the Paper Girls Challenge blog hop comment on this post:
Dream...Love...and a Hay Rack
Todays blog post is more of the Glitz:Dance in Sunshine album from yesterday.
Page 3 is fairly simple. I used papers from DCWV:Chateau Lavender to compliment the teal background. I backed a diecut sticker from the Glitz collection with patterned paper and slipped it into the pocket I made with the photo mat.
The word stickers are also from the Glitz collection and the crown brad is stash.The ink is CTMH.
Page 4 uses a variety of prints from both collections and is decorated with washi tape from Michael's, Stickers from the Glitz collection, and stash brads and ribbon.
The green Stickles are ranger and the ink is CTMH.
The layers of washi tape form a hinge for the three page mini-with-in-a-mini.
I used MME stamps to border the pages.


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Glitz Mini Album

If you are visiting my blog for the Paper Girls Challenge Blog hop please comment on this post:
Dream...Love...and a Hay Rack

I'm doing a Christmas mini-album swap for the first time. I used the Glitz Design: Dance in Sunshine collection for my foundation colors
 and added a bit of Chateau Lavender by DCWV for variety.
Here is the cover.
I used the aqua netting that came with the Glitz collection to make the posies. Purple Stickles embellish the edges of the cover and flower centers. Jolee's gems add bling and an EK Success punch details the center strip. The medallion sticker is also from the Glitz collection.
The inside cover of the mini shows how nicely Chateau Lavender meshes with Dance in Sunshine. The tags and photo mat are from that DCWV stack. The twine is The Twinery and the hydrangea punch is EK Success. The stickers are from the Glitz collection, the ink is CTMH, and the Washi tape is stash. The flower centers and corner detail are Hampton Art.
The papers from this page are all found in the Glitz collection as are the stickers. The ink and punches are mentioned above.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Dream...Love...and a Hay Rack

Paper Girls Challenge blog hop this week!!! And we are all about altered items.
 Want to win? Comment on each of the blog posts, "Like" the Paper Girls Challenge on Facebook, and become a blog follower to be entered for the prize.
Want to have more fun after seeing all of the inspiring projects? Join in! Link up an altered item created by you and get an extra entry for the prize!
 ~Dream...Love ~
The best part about altered items is the fun of changing a common place item into a work of art. My item has definately undergone a transformation. Originally it was a hayrack for the bunny cage. When the latch bent and it became a hazard I snatched it up and added it to
my Altered Items stash.
Finally it gets to come out and play!
My daughter has a serious addiction to any type of Asian themed decor.
The Graphic 45 collection
Bird Song is just her thing.
She is thrilled to have this little bauble hanging in her room!
 This is also my entry for
Create a project using the Bird Song collection.
Gems:Zva Creative
Chain:Blue Moon Beads
Beads:Michael's and Stash
Here's the order of the hop:
you are her =====> Charity Becker
this is your next stop ====> Kristina MacKeen

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Lyndy Bear

Recently a college pal of mine joined me for a night of studying and carmel corn. Since we were at my house she wanted the tour and was thrilled with the scrap room. "Make me something you've never made before!!! Out of Pink and Black," she said, after taking in the array of finished projects and hoards of supplies. "Sure," I blithely replied.
But agreeing was the only easy part of this project. Paper was not meant to be eased in, stuffed, or jointed! I threw bits of this project across the room, and gave up on it at least once a day. Then in a flash the final piece of the puzzle came to me and now it is done.
~Lyndy Bear~
This project is for the MME stamping challenge.
Traditionally such a bear will have embroidery on the seams so that it resembles a crazy quilt. Paper can't handle that type of abuse so instead I stamped the body pieces with various stamps from my many MME supplies.
To give Lyndy a refined air I have added a striped blossom on a velvet ribbon tied about her neck.
If you wish to make such a bear my first piece of advice to you would be, DON'T!!! This was agonizingly difficult and stretched my patience much to far. If you insist on making one, I would suggest having several of each sheet of paper. I made three heads and two sets of legs before finishing this bear.
I used the pattern from this website.
Paper Twine and Stamps:MME
Embossing Powder:Stampendous and Wow
Stickles and Embossing Ink:Ranger 


Friday, October 26, 2012


Sometimes I really struggle with a sketch, particularly if I don't feel like it fits my style of scrapbooking. The sketch that inspired this layout was definately one of those times. Once I pushed through the awkward I really like what I came up with.
~ Sculpture ~
Punch:Stampin Up
Flowers:May Arts
Rub-Ons:7 Gypsies
Twine:The Twinery
Susan Stringfellow

Thursday, October 25, 2012


These photos of my son dressed in windmill gear are sure to be scrapped again and again. For these two I played with the tint settings while I was photo editing and love how they turned out. 
~ Beanie ~
Papers:Graphic 45
Alpha:Echo Park
Brads:Artsy Licious
Buttons:Making Memories
Pearl 9b by

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


I'm participating in a new challenge this month!!!
Check out the details on this post from Kerys Sharrock's Blog.
I was able to get ALL the challenge requirements combined in this one L/O.
For Kerys challenge I used the one-word-title: Besties
For Kristi's challenge I looped Blue Ric-Rac to make the flower at the top.
For Rochelle's recipe challenge I used
#1 and #2:a Heart punch and it's negative under butterfly brads
#3:a zipper border punch at the top of my page
#4:Glittered Transparency (a gift from my Scrappy Sister Deborah)
for the hearts and under the border punch.
For Brenda's challenge I followed the sketch (mostly!)
~ Besties ~
Puches:EK Success
Rub-Ons:Daisy D's
Alpha:Cosmo Cricket
Transparency:Fancy Pants
Gems, Pearls, and Ink:CTMH
Butterfly Brads:Creative Charms
Liz Qualmen

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Foam Adhesive Brick Wall

is featuring foam adhesive today.
I signed on for this project, quick as could be. I had a vision in my head of building blocks and lazy afternoons. I love it when my idea comes out on paper as planned!!!
~ Hello Friend ~
Here's a quick tutorial on how to make your own bricks.
Step 1. Cut three strips of double sided foam adhesive 4 inches by 1/2 inch.
(Elmer's has a lovely roll of foam adhesive 1/2 inch wide.)
Step 2. Place the strips of adhesive on parchment paper, at least 1/2 inch apart.
Step 3. Remove adhesive cover. Ink each strip with a different color of ink.
Step 4. Let dry then paint each strip of adhesive with Glossy Accents. Let dry.
Step 5. Trim foam adhesive into 1/4 inch strips.
Use your bricks for walls, houses, bridges, and other structures!
Paper:DCWV and Glitz Design
Stamp:Penny Black
Ink:CTMH and Color Box
Die Cut shape and title:October Afternoon
Glossy Accents and Enamel Accents:Ranger

Monday, October 22, 2012

What Really Matters

My wonderful week off college is over and I've had LOTS of scrappy time and some great projects to show for it. I finally dug into my swap box and am thrilled with how good these colors look with everything. I love them with this photo of us at our favorite park.
~ What Really Matters ~
Paper:Glitz Design and DCWV
Trim: Glitz Design and stash
Bling:Glitz Design and Jolee's
Resin flowers:Pebbles Inc
Fabric Flowers:Petaloo
Stickers and Netting:Glitz Design
Sketch:Coral #5
By Kristy Lee for Scrapbook Steals

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Banner Details:N

Last piece of the banner today.
The letter N features a darling burlap pocket with a turtle.
Beautiful Chenille ribbon by May Arts and Jeweled brads make this a very classy piece.
A felt butterfly and a frog prince brad add a touch of whimsy.
Another simple reverse side for this pennant. The key pattern from the Tradewinds Stack is definately a favorite of mine!
Paper:DCWV and Kand Company
Assorted Trim:May Arts Ribbon
Brads, Buttons, Burlap and Metal plaque:Stash
Ink:CTMH and Color Box
Stickles and Liquid Pearls:Ranger
Large Alpha:Cosmo Cricket
Butterfly:Creative Charms
Stamps:Hampton Art
Cricket Cartridge:Give a Hoot

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Banner Details:K-S-O

A few more banner details today!
The main features of this pennant are the silhouettes of the little boy and his best pal! Mum is a dog groomer so there will always be tail waggers about!
Just a banner and a snail for this piece.
A little play on the "snips and snails" theme.
Lots of beautiful May Arts ribbon on this pennant along with another pinwheel and lots of stickles.
Another set of simple yet beautiful reverse sides done with the DVWV Tradewinds stack. So classic and yet so trendy.
Paper:DCWV and K and Company
Assorted Trim:May Arts Ribbon
Brads and Ribbon snippets for snail pennant:Stash
Button:Basic Grey
Chip Board Flourish:CTMH
Ink:CTMH and Color Box
Large Alpha:Cosmo Cricket
Pearl Strand and Stickers:Mark Richards
Butterfly:October Afternoon
Stamps:Hampton Art and CTMH
Cricket Cartridges:Nursery Rhymes and Give a Hoot

Friday, October 19, 2012

Banner Details: J-A-C

Details on the first three banner pennants today.
This piece has a burlap pocket with a frog tucked inside and a pair of wellies to encourage little Jackson on his romp through the marsh.
This piece has a large pinwheel framing the letter A as well a twist of zipper and felt arrows.

The letter C pennant begins with a camel and has a scattering of buttons for color.
The reverse sides of each of these pennants are shown below.
I went light on the embellies so as to leave plenty of room for photos.
Paper:DCWV and K and Company
Assorted Trim:May Arts Ribbon
Brads Burlap and Zipper:Stash
Twine:The Twinery
Felt Arrows:Maya Road
Ink:CTMH and Color Box
Stickles and Enamel Accents:Ranger
Buttons:Basic Grey
Washi Tape:Target and Michael's
Butterfly:October Afternoon
Stamps:Hampton Art
 Large Alpha:Cosmo Cricket
Cricut Cartridges:Animal Kingdom, Nate's ABC's

Thursday, October 18, 2012


When I learned my sweet friend was eating for two I knew I had to make her something extra special. As the time got closer and Baby Shower invitations went out I asked if I could help with the decor. When May Arts Ribbon and Helmar posted the September Ink It Craft Challenge everything fell into place and I decided on a banner.
~ Jackson ~
I got quite lucky with my photo day. I finished up mid afternoon and was taking photos just as the kids were getting home from school. The following day and rest of the week we had snow and rain.
I had so many ideas tumbling around in my had for this project that it actually took me longer to complete then any of the other MayArts Challenges I have participated in. I just kept going back to the drawing board and put more embellishments out on the table. Good thing I have two crafting tables. The first was overflowing in no time!!!
I finally choose Snips and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails as my theme for the banner.
I got lots of extra banner help from the fabulous Becci Mannies and my other peeps from Crafty Enablers.
But no project is complete without my own touch. To be SURE the mother-to-be was going to find plenty of uses for her banner I made it reversible. When Mum is done hanging this crazy piece of art of the wall she can add photos and either re-hang it or thread it onto binder rings.
Seeing details on each page is impossible with it spread out. I'll be featuring close-ups in the next few days as well as supply lists. For the photo album portion of this banner I used the following.
Paper:DCWV Tradewinds Stack
Pearls:Mark Richards
Felt:Maya Road

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Dressed To Climb

This time around it is hardware. I rooted around in the garage and came up with
1. Dry Wall Screen
2. Gaskets              
3. O-Rings             
4. Tile Spacers       
~ Dressed 2 Climb ~
My brother does windmill maintenance and offered to let the kids try out his climbing gear. They loved the photo session and are quite proud of their uncle.
For this layout I used DCWV Adhesive Fabric Paper for the first time. I've been meaning to try it for some time. First I misted it then peeled off the backing and scrunched it onto my layout. It left the ripples and wrinkles I had hoped for.
What a great product DCWV!!!
Staples:Making Memories
Mist:Tattered Angels, Brick
Assorted Hardware:Pilfered from the Garage!

Hexagon Frames

The Hexagon frames on this layout were super easy to make.
If you'd like to see a step by step tutorial stop by the
For a list of supplies used on this layout check this blog post:

Monday, October 15, 2012

Twine-Stitched Banner

The DCWV Homespun stack is a great paper choice for layouts with a happy-go-lucky feel. With the embellishments already printed on this page is was easy to just mat the photos and string a couple banners. I got a little help from my Sew-Easy for the second banner!

~ Beautiful Summer ~
Today Practical Scrappers is featuring banners on layouts and cards. Hop over to the blog and check out the fabulous creations on display!!!
Then it's off to the Paper Girl's Challenge Blog to see the projects inspired by this photo for Challenge # 18:
Play along with us and link up!!!
Paper and Vellum Titles:DCWV
Punches:EK Success
Brads:Basic Grey
Twine:The Twinery and MME
Sew Easy with Banner Attachment:WeRMemory Keepers

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Triple Scoop

I love these photos of my three kiddos but they don't really lend themselves to a title. Hubby suggested I call it Candy and Chores because in one they are facing me and the other ignoring me. Ummmm, thanks for that. But it did get me thinking how sweet they can be and what a great day that was. So I settled on an ice cream reference:
~ Triple Scoop ~
The confetti idea is totally scraplifted from my Scrappy Sister Charissa Miller!!!
Papers:Bo Bunny
Alpha:Basic Grey
Ink, Pearls, Gems:CTMH
Flower:Prima and Petaloo
Stick Pens:MME and stash
Trim:TPC Studios and stash
Stickles and Liquid Pearls:Ranger
Brads:Bo Bunny, Basic Grey, and stash

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Butterfly Thanks

Just a few more cards from World Card Making day to show you.
These were all given as a matching gift set with a banner that will go up on my blog next week.
Stamp:Clear Arts
Ink and Pearls:CTMH