Sunday, June 30, 2013


My son is always moving, getting a still photo of him is rare...usually he is just a blur, right outside the reach
of the camera lens!
~ Fearless ~
This is also my entry for Red Carpet Studio #43:3-D Projects.
Supplies:Paper:G-45 and MME
Trim:Webster's Pages
Washi Tape:made in Japan
Twine:Two Berry Creative
Star Punch:The Paper Studio
Border Punch:Kreaxions
Peridot 9b
Melodee Cloud for Scrapbook Steals
found here.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Happy Place

As I mentioned in last weeks post, Graduate, I was super excited to get a remaining June kit from C'est Magnifique. I had it shipped to Mom's and we had great fun playing with all the goodies inside while I was visiting! This photo box is one of the projects I made.
This is what I started with:
I covered it with patterned cardstock from the kit, punched a pop-up butterfly in the top, and used a Sew Easy to trace out it's flight pattern.
Mom showed me these old family photos while I was visiting.
They fit perfectly on the cards (5"x 2.25") I cut for the box.

Hoards of embellishments later and plenty of ink for distressing I have a treasure that aptly displays these old photos.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

So Loved

Thrilling Thursday on the Just Imagine/Kreaxions blog today.
Stop in for another look at this card and catch up on all the other great projects on display!
~ So Loved ~
Paper:Kaiser Craft and MME
Washi Tape:Target
Word Stickers:MME
Butterfly Die:Kreaxions
Corner Punch:Kreaxions #901

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Tie-Die Twine

Finally, the day has arrived when I will reveal to you the mysteries of Tie-Die Twine!!!
Stop by the Scrapbook Steals Blog for a How-To's Day. Be prepared to get messy.

Paper:CTMH and DCWV
Twine:Two Berry Creative
Mist:Tattered Angels


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Monday, June 24, 2013

Bent on Building

 Nuts About Sketches #271.
This one is a companion page to Lego Love from June 10th.
I love how kids have specific postures for specific actvities.
My daughter ALWAYS sits this way when building with her legos.
 ~Bent On Building ~
Paper:Bazill, Sassafrass Lass, and MME
Paper Lace:K I Memories
Alpha:Making Memories
Punches:CTMH and The Paper Studio
Twine:Two Berry Creative
Circle Cutter:Kreaxions

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Earring Hanger

 Special Ops Training is up on the SWAT blog.
Today its about organizing those earrings so you can actually wear a MATCHING pair!
Twine:Two Berry Creative
Screw Eyes:New Image Co.

Friday, June 21, 2013


I was super fortunate to get C'est Magnifique's June kit and Embellie add-on. I just love it when there is at least one left for me to grab. This kit was CHOCK full of wooden embellies and amazing papers!!! Here is my take on this month's sketch challenge:
Michele Singh for C'est Magnifique

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Ready 2 Learn

Thrilling Thursday on the Just Imagine/Kreaxions blog today.
Stop by to see how I made the flower strip using a corner punch!
~ Ready 2 Learn ~
Paper:Pink Paislee and Authentique
Word Stickers and Titles:Authentique
Alpha:Basic Grey
Circle Punches:CTMH and Uchida
Border/Corner Punch:Kreaxions #915
Washi Tape:Crafty Steals
Mist:Tattered Angels
Sketch:Peridot 1
Mid Week Mojo Sketch Peridot 1

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


Here's your weekly dose of "what do I do with THIS?"
Washi is one of the quickest embellishments you can add to any project because it is self adhesive and SUPER forgiving. But today the team has some new ideas for you to add to your repertoire.
I tried embossing on top of washi tape and decided it adds a trendy touch to a project and can EASILY be removed if the ink smears! Score one for the messy stampers.
~ Selfie ~
Paper:Sassafrass Lass, MME, and Junkitz
Embossing Ink and Film Strip:Ranger
Embossing Powder:Wow
Mist:Tattered Angels
Punches:CTMH and Martha Stewart
Circle Cutter:Kreaxions
Felt:Making Memories
Title Sticker:MME
Alpha:Girls Paperie
Word Stickers:Authentique
Washi Tape:MME, Target, Studio g,
Trendy Tape, and Crafty Steals

Monday, June 17, 2013

Haystack Rock

For Challenge #34 Sheryl has drawn up a sketch. Here's my take.
Run by the blog and see what the rest of the DT have for your viewing pleasure.
~ Haystack Rock ~
Paper:DCWV and Authentique
Buttons:Basic Grey
Twine: The Twinery
Stickles and Liquid Pearls:Ranger
Punches:Martha Stewart and Kreaxions

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day

Design Team Monthly reveal on the Just Imagine Crafts blog.
Today we are focusing on the men in our lives.
Stop by and see the "manly" side of crafting.
~ Happy Father's Day ~
Paper:Echo Park and Authentique
Stickers:Echo Park
Washi Tape:MME
Corner/Border Punch:Kreaxions #915

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Night Rider

Drill #10 for SWAT, and it's all about summer fun.
To me that means days at the petting zoo and late nights at the carnival. I just love the way the lights glow when its dark. The perfect view of them is from the top of the ferris wheel.
~ Night Rider ~
Paper:G45 and MME
Gems:Glitz Design and Recollections
Alpha:Jillibean Soup
MWM Sketch Amber 8 with Fancy Pants The Good Life


Thursday, June 13, 2013

Wonderful, Happy, Sweet

Thrilling Thursday on the Just Imagine Crafts blog today!
Stop by for another look at this card!
~ Wonderful ~
Paper:DCWV and MME
Sentiment Stickers:MME
Punch and Circle Cutter:Kreaxions

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

So Loved

 Practical Scrappers 10 Things Tuesday:Bags
There are so many ways a bag can be used in paper crafting.
I made this one out of netting and incorporated it into my layout with embellishments.
 ~ So Loved ~
Paper:G45, MME, and DCWV
Punches:Martha Stewart and EK Success
Washi Tape:Studio g and Crafty Steals
Alpha:American Crafts
Floss and Sew Easy:WeRMrk
Netting:Webster's Pages

Monday, June 10, 2013

Lego Love

 Nuts About Sketches #269 is up on the blog today.
Stop by for a look at the sketch and see what the DT has for you today. 
 ~ Lego Love ~
Paper:Bazill, Sassafrass Lass, and MME
Paper Lace:K I Memories
Twine:The Twinery
Alpha:Rusty Pickle
Punch:The Paper Studio

Thursday, June 6, 2013


 Thrilling Thursday on the Just Imagine Crafts blog today.
Stop by for a quick tutorial on making those adorable polaroid frames!
~ Framed ~
Paper:Pink Paislee and MME
Drafters Vellum:Bruning
Washi Tape:Trendy Tapes
Tiny Type:Authentique
Chip Board Shapes:Pink Paislee
Border Punches:Kreaxions #307, #901, #915, #919, #924, and Insert A
Sketch:Peridot 2
Mid Week Mojo Peridot 2 Sketch (797x800)

Tuesday, June 4, 2013


 10 Things Scallops on the Practical Scrappers blog today.
I made my scalloped border by placing chipboard buttons in a row.
 Our designers have plenty more crafty ways to make and use scallops. Be sure to stop by the blog!
~ Hello ~ 
This card is my entry for the Paper Secrets Card Challenge.
 Paper and Buttons:Pink Paislee
Stamp:Pearls, Twine, Word Sticker:MME
Embossing Powder:Wow
Embossing Ink:Ranger

Monday, June 3, 2013


 Paper Girls Challenge #33 is posted today.
Take a trip with us to the beach, now that June is finally here!
These photos were taken on the Oregon Coast.
We spent several hours hunting through the tide pools for interesting sites and rocks with holes.
Nuts About Sketches # 268 reveal today as well. Stop by the blog and see what the rest of the DT put together.
 ~ Expedition ~
Paper:Pink Paislee and DCWV
Trim:Pink Paislee
Twine, Enamel Dots, and Brads:MME
Alpha:American Crafts
Punch:Kreaxions #924

Shawn Lahr for Nuts About Sketches


Saturday, June 1, 2013

ALWAYS Be True To Yourself

Color Combo on the SWAT Blog today! Come see our inspiration and get crafting!
I combined my interpretation of the color challenge with MME's May Sketch.
~ALWAYS be true to yourself ~
Supplies:All My Minds Eye
Circle Cutter:Kreaxions
Ronda Palazzari MME May Sketch