Friday, July 26, 2013

2 days of Scrapbooking

I am really looking forward to to getting away on my mini vacation. Today, I'm Scrapbooking from 3:00 to midnight, staying in a hotel then going back Saturday to scrapbook from 10:00 to 4:00. I do create at home along with all my household chores, cooking for family, etc. To have this uninterrupted hours of creation is like a dream come true.
I'll be posting what I've made next week. Until then, have a sun shiny day.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Just-A-Scrappin Design Team Challenge - Layout

Hi there! For this week's Just-A-Scrappin Design team challenge we had to create a layout celebrating our families that include our favorite colors, use a bit of distress ink and our favorite embellishment. 
My favorite colors are yellow and green but those colors weren't in any of my photos. I tend to look at the colors in my pictures then decide what colors to use. It just so happens that I love the grey and red color combination too! One of the techniques I often use the tearing technique on my layouts that are camping themed. I did this both on the red layer and the photo mats. I distress and inked the photo mats. Brads have to be one of my favorite embellishments so I put them on the corners of each photo. I really enjoyed this week's challenge. If you'd like to see how I created it just visit
Here's how I did it...
12 x 12 Bazzill Grey carstock
           This was the base of the layout
12 x 12 Red Designer paper (unknown) in which I used my Fiskars tearing ruler.
            This was the top layer
Creative Imaginations Basics 101 with campers on it
          I cut a strip off the 12 x 12 page.
12 x 12 basic white card stock
          I cut a mat 1/4 bigger than each picture. Distressed the edges with my Tim Holtz distressing tool then
          inked the edges with my Tim Holtz weathered wood
          On each photo I placed brads (from Oriental Trading) on each corner of the picture.
          I had a few camping themed stickers left over from a layout I had done years ago (unknown name).
          I mounted each sticker on a piece of chip board.
          I typed my journaling and cut them in strips.
Thanks all for stopping by! Have a sun shiny day!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Paper Bag Card - Birthday Female

I am absolutely loving this design and technique! This card was created from a paper bag, flowers, ribbon and a few pieces of paper. The possibilities are endless on how you can create and embellish this type of card. Watch how I did it on

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Encouragement Card

Here's a card a put together using some odds and ends of pieces I had sitting on my craft table from past projects that I did. Throwing them away just didn't make any sense what so ever! You can watch how this was created on Thank you all for stopping by!

How I did it:
Card stock:  Bazzill cut at 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 folded vertically
Paper: Butterflies were from October Afternoon Woodland Park 8 x 8 pack
Frame: Spellbinders Square Die. I embossed it with a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Sentiment: TPC Studios
Punch: Martha Steward butterfly punch
Ink: Stampin Up Gumball Green

I used my Tombo glue to adhere the frame, butterflies and sentiment strip.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches #94

Here is the card I made for the Freshly Made Sketches blog challenge. I really like the simplicity of this design yet there is so much you can do with it!

Card Base: 5  1/2 x 4 1/4 inch basic card stock.
     Craft Tape from Recollections (Michael's)
     Flower: Petaloo
     Faux Black Pearl: Recollections (Michael's)
     Hero Arts

How I did it:
I used a ruler to draw a base line on where I wanted the craft tape to go. I then added the flower with score tape. Using my Stamp-A-Ma-Gig I lined the Hero Arts stamp so that it went right on the bottom corner of the card. At that point, I felt like it needed just a little bit more so I added the faux black pearl bling.

I did a really short video creating this card but ended up changing it a bit off camera. Anyway, you get the idea.

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Just-A-Scrappin' Design Team Challenge - All American

This was a really fun challenge this week. If you'd like to see how I've created this go to

"Anything goes using any colors of choice create a celebration of the all American past-time Baseball but you must add an element using fabric either ribbon or a color swatch."

Paper~Recollections (blue and red). Colorbok (white)
Embossing Folder~ Cuttlebug (stars)
Cricut cartridges~Teddy Bear Parade. Boys Will be Boys
Ribbon: Offray

How to make it:
Cut the blue card stock base to 4 1/2 x 4 or a regular A2 size.
The white layer is 4 1/4 x 3 3/4.
The red layer is 4 x 3 1/2 then embossed.
The teddy bear was all cut from Teddy Bear Parade at 2 inches and put on foam adhesive.
The baseball was cut from Boys Will Be Boys at 1/2 inch then I put the stitching using a red Zig pen.
The baseball bat also cut from Boys Will Be Boys was cut at 3/4 inch. 
"Cool Dude" was cut from Boys Will Be Boy at 1 1/2 inches using the Phrase option with the shadow and regular cut.
The Offray ribbon was cut at 6 inches and wrapped around the back.

Thank you all for stopping by! Have a sun shiny day.

Monday, July 8, 2013

My Craft Spot - Monday Challenge #103 "Wrap It Up"

A friend of mine, who is a teacher, called and asked if I'd make treat boxes for her student's end of the year class party. There are so many treat box options out there but this is the one I decided to do. She and her class absolutely loved them. I had a great time creating them as well!

Cricut Cartridge: Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 (Treasure Box)
Paper: Colorbok (black and white). Recollections: School Bus.
How I did it:
First, I cut the box in the white Colorbok paper then I cut it in the design paper using "fit to page" on my Cricut.
Then I glued (TomBo) the white box to the design paper.
I cut a 4 x 1 inch strip of Colorbok (black), folded the ends 1/2 inch and glued it to the lid.
Lettering: I used my Silouette but do not recall what lettering option I used. I actually returned it. It was just too complicating for my simple mind.
Hugs and thank you all for stopping by!
Have a sun shiny day.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches - Challenge #93

I REALLY love my new Stampin Up products! I'm using them on this card that I'm submitting to the What a great blog to really challenge you in making a card. If you'd like to see how I've made this card you can watch it on

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs and have a sun shiny day.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Scrappy Mom's Stamps - Red White and Blue Challenge

Hi everyone! I'm taking a quick moment to upload this picture of an Independence Day Card I made for the Scrappy Mom's Stamps Challenge. I love their stamps and hope that I will win a set of them.
How it's done:
I started out with a Recollections Red Card base (5 1/2 x 4 1/4) cut vertically. I then embossed a (5 1/4 x 4) DCWV blue foil paper with my Stars embossing folder. Before I adhered the stars layer I wrapped a gorgeous red ribbon (Ofray) and tied a big bow. I used an EK Success punch for the scallop shape. The red dots are from the red Pearl Pens and the stamp is Recollections.
Happy 4th of July everyone!
Have a sun shiny day.

Paper Bag Mini using Teresa Collins paper and embellishments (Before and After)

Hi all! I did it! I've been wanting to create a paper bag mini album but didn't have a clue as to where to begin. I watched many youtube tutorials and found It was exactly what I needed.

Here is a video showing the album before I added all the embellishments. Please feel free to leave your helpful comments on how I can improve on this.

Thanks all for stopping by!
Have a sun shiny day!