Friday, June 27, 2008

June 27, 28 & 29 - My Favorite Stuff Giveaway!

As I've mentioned before, I will be attending a craft show all weekend and won't be able to post any new projects. So instead I'm going to have a weekend giveaway!What You Get if You WIN!The prize is a sample of some of my favorite supplies and tools -->Yay! Here's the list of what is included in case you can't see it too well in the photo.
  • Black 7gypsies Clipper Frame
  • Cherry Pink Stazon Ink
  • Scalloped Circle Stampin' Up! Punch
  • Red Embossed Ticket Letters from my Etsy store
  • Mini Clear/Chipboard Album/Notebook
  • Kraft Journaling Circles from my Etsy Store
  • Pack of Clear Corners by Pageframe Designs
  • Pack of Clear Arrows by Pageframe Designs
  • Clear Card with vellum envelope from Pageframe Designs
  • Clear Card with white grid pattern and vellum envelope from Pageframe Designs
  • Lavender Rhinestones by Kaiser Crafts
  • Self-adhesive Pearls by Kaiser Craft
  • Fat Bird Clear Stamps by Bam Pop
  • Pink Flower Lace Cardstock by KI Memories
  • Black grid transparency overlay by Hambly Screenprints
  • Fancy Pants transparency overlay
  • Creative Impressions (Rhonna Farrer) transparency overlay
  • Two double-sided Teresa Collins office line paper
  • Three mini album die cut sheets by Teresa Collins
  • $10 Gift Certificate to Couture Scrapbooking (not pictured)
It is all packed up in a box and ready to go! Doesn't matter where you live, I'll send it anywhere. But if you live out of the US and win I'll be sending it the cheapest route - just so you know. :)How You Can Win!It's really easy! Just post a comment here and tell me what your FAVORITE thing is to do on your pages or projects lately. Can be anything - a favorite technique, favorite tool, favorite paper... It just has to be your favorite and related to scrapbooking. That will get you an entry in the jar I'll have the girls draw the prize winner from. But wait... there is more! Want TWO entries in that jar with your name on it? Then just post a link to my blog here ( on your blog or any website or message board. Just make sure it is allowed before you do it! Then when you post your comment here with your favorite thing, also post a link to where you posted about this blog or the contest. Past links are included so if you've added a link to here before (thank you!) post that link and it will count!I think I've covered everything - I can't wait to hear what your favorite things are! All comments made before Midnight EST on Sunday June 29th will be entered into the drawing.And I will post the winner here on MONDAY!Have a FABULOUS weekend! :)

Thursday, June 26, 2008

June 26 - NG

Tonight I went up to my scrap room to grab my camera battery that had just charged and out of NO WHERE the urge to make this just hit me! And it felt SO GOOD to just scrap something for no reason and just play around with it! YAY! Tara at Pageframe Designs had sent me this 12"x12" thick sheet that I've been dying to use. Then I was on Etsy the other night and saw the CUTEST alphabet die cut from a fun little store called The Scrappy Shack - it's the letter circle that I used for the title. Lori who owns the store was SUPER sweet and made me one in white and black - she'll make one in any color you ask for!

AND finally - I used my scalloped circle punch from Stampin' Up! for the background of the flowers which will BE INCLUDED in my blog prize package for this weekend! (Details will be posted about it tomorrow!) It's my favorite punch ever and I'm so excited that I have an extra one to give away! :) So be sure to stop back again tomorrow (or throughout the weekend) to get your entry in!


  • Black Grid Clear Sheet (Pageframe Designs)
  • Black Swirl Die Cut Cardstock (KI Memories)
  • Glitter Cardstock
  • Alphabet circle die cut (The Scrappy Shack Etsy Store)
  • White Signo Pen (Stampin' Up!)
  • Scalloped Circle Punch (Stampin' Up!)
  • Glitter Cardstock letters (K&Co.)
  • Rhinestones (Kaiser Crafts)
  • White paper flowers (Prima)
  • White Scalloped tag (Martha Stewart Crafts)

1 - Peel your protective coating from the back of your patterned clear sheet.
2 - Adhere your 12" x 12" die cut cardstock sheet on top of the clear sheet.
3 - Adhere your photo.
4 - Turn your glitter cardstock over, and flip your letter circle over and trace the inside of the circle with a pencil. Cut it out making the circle you cut just a little bit larger than the circle you just drew so it will lay under the alphabet circle. Adhere them both on the page, laying the glitter cardstock down first, then the alphabet circle.
5 - Add your white scalloped tag, then your chipboard letters, then once those are adhered write your journaling.
6 - Assemble your flowers by punching your scalloped circle, adding your flower on top, then adhering a rhinestone to each center.
7 - Scatter them on your page and adhere them.
8 - With your white signo pen make dots around the black swirls linking to each of the flowers, starting from the bottom.

Have a GREAT Thursday! :)

June 21 - Cutie Page

Oh why am I such a glutton for punishment? :) My dad told me early this week about a FREE craft show downtown this weekend for the city's bicentennial celebration and so like an idiot I signed up. Then I have another one in Ashland next weekend. So guess what I have been doing?


I did learn a few helpful things at the last craft show I did a few weeks ago. One major thing was that there are SO many people who still don't "get" the scrapbooking thing. Oh how, oh how can that be??? :)
I had one lady walk up to me with a set of note cards in her hand and said "Can you explain these to me and what I would do with them?" I honestly wasn't sure how to respond! I just said "Well, you would give them to people?" Uh - wish I had been more prepared for that one. And there were so many people that picked up the ticket alphas and said "Now what would I do with these?" SO -->
I made a few example pages for in the booth so people can see what to do with them. Hopefully it will help!

Oh and one more thing before the instructions!!! I'm going to have a giveaway on the blog tomorrow (Friday) because I most likely won't be able to post this weekend due to being at the show. So stop by to check it out - I promise to make it GOOD!

Cutie Page

  • Pink Ticket Alphas (My Etsy Store)
  • Journaling Circle (My Etsy Store)
  • Patterned Paper (Scenic Route, words - Prima, green)
  • Chipboard scalloped border (Fancy Pants Designs)
  • Bling swirls (Prima)
  • Pearl paint (Lil' Davis Designs)
  • Silver transparency border (Hambly Screenprints)
  • 8-1/2 x 11 Pageframe (Pageframe Designs)

1- Paint your chipboard with the pearl paint and allow to dry. I applied this to the outside of the frame after I had made my page and put it in the frame. Once it dries you can add your bling swirls.
2- Add your photo to the page, then your transparency border on the right hand side.
3- Staple your ticket title above and slightly overlapping your photo.
4 - Cut your strip of coordinating paper for under the photo and adhere it.
5 - Journal on your circle then adhere it over the bottom of your photo and over the strip.
6 - Slide it in the Pageframe then adhere your chipboard border.

Don't forget to stop by tomorrow for the GIVEAWAY!

Monday, June 23, 2008

June 20 - Clear Album Page Fridge Frame

You may have seen something like this I have made before (but not on this blog!) but I come from a house with a husband whose HUGE pet peeve is "Fridge Clutter". OK, well - ANY clutter, not just on the fridge, but you get my drift. So if I want to put something on the fridge I can't just slap a picture up there with a magnet - OH NO. I've got to make it look good. Non-cluttery. (Is that a word? I think not!)

So I have 3 "frames" on there made from leftover clear album pages. When you make a clear album do you always use all of the pages? I don't! So if you don't have any extra pages just think next time you make one to just leave a page out and make a fridge frame out of it! :) OR - I happen to know that Two Peas in a Bucket is going to be selling just the pages here in the next few weeks so you can now build your own clear albums which would give you enough to make Christmas presents for the grandparents!

This frame -->
is one that I made for the craft show I did last weekend. You can just clip whatever 4x6 photo you want onto it so you can change it out as often as you want!

Clear Album Page Fridge Frame

  • Clear Album Page (Pageframe Designs)
  • Clear Heart (Pageframe Designs)
  • White Pen (Signo, Stampin' Up!)
  • Clip (Making Memories)
  • Patterned Paper (Fancy Pants Designs)
  • Rub-on (My Minds Eye)
  • Ribbon (Couture Scrapbooking)
  • Magnet strips (any craft store)
1 - Cut your patterned paper strip to fit on the page and apply your rub-on to it. Adhere it to the clear page at an angle.
2 - Cut your ribbon to fit across the bottom of the title strip and adhere it with super tape.
3 - Decorate your clear flower and adhere that on the page as well.
4 - Turn the page over and add two magnet strips towards the top and bottom of the page that will be covered by the title strip and the photo you will be clipping on in the next step.
5 - Clip on your photo and hang it on your fridge!

Friday, June 20, 2008

June 19 - Altered Wood Photo Clock

I fell in love with these clocks at CHA-winter in Anaheim, they are wood clocks that you can decorate and add your photos too, etc. made by Kaiser.

I made 4 of these for the craft show I just did and they were a hit! The back board is 12" x 12" so a piece of patterned cardstock fits on it perfectly, and the die cut sheets look SO cool on them! It also comes with a wood easel to hold the clock up.

Altered Wood Photo Clock

  • Wood Clock (Kaiser)
  • Black Paint (Making Memories)
  • Floral Rub-on (Maya Road)
  • Patterned Paper (Autumn Leaves)
  • Number Rub-ons (Basic Grey & Doodlebug)
  • Mod Podge

1 - Paint the background of your clock, the easel, and the wood "photo strip".
2 - When paint dries apply your patterned paper using the Mod Podge. Cut hole through paper where your clock arms will go.
3 - Apply your rub-on numbers then assemble your clock arms.
4 - Using strong adhesive (super tape) adhere the photo strip (one side of it) to the clock.
5- Slide your photos in and you're finished!

June 18 - The Scrapbooking Cafe

This isn't really a project I can give instructions on, but it is something I had worked on and am very proud of! My friend Jen is opening a new scrapbook store here in town, The Scrapbooking Cafe, and asked me a while ago to create a logo for it. The store opens in about a month and it was SO cool for me to see that logo on a big sign above the store!

I'm so excited about the store, I will be teaching classes at it and will be in charge of the consignment items (yes, you'll be able to buy and sell your paper craft items there!) so I'm looking forward to mid-July!

Suzy and I have been missing our Friday night crop nights so I can't wait to get back in the swing of things with that and start cropping again!

Hope to see you there sometime!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

June 17 - Mini Chipboard Book

I woke up one Sunday a few weeks ago and thought - "I need to make some clear chipboard mini albums". I'm not kidding, these were SO easy to make that I whipped out 7 of them in like an hour.

The chipboard squares I used were from a Stampin' Up! Christmas chipboard set, but you can cut your own from any chipboard to any size you would like your album to be.

Mini Chipboard Book

  • Chipboard
  • Bind-it-all machine and wires
  • Clear card with pattern (this uses the white grid pattern from Pageframe Designs)
  • Patterned Paper of your choice
  • White Cardstock

1- Cut your chipboard pieces (one solid for the back and one for the front, you can die cut a shape out of the middle like this one has a circle.)
2- Punch holes in chipboard with bind-it-all.
3- Cut clear card or sheet of patterned acrylic to fit over the cover of your book. Punch holes with bind-it-all.
4- Cut cardstock and as many patterned paper pieces as you would like to fit inside your book. Punch holes with bind-it-all.
5- Lay it all in a stack then bind it with your machine! On mine I did a mix of patterned paper, then cardstock - you can mix it up as much as you would like. Throw a few different patterns in there, or use two sided pieces and flip them back and forward. Be Creative!

Monday, June 16, 2008

June 16 - I Love You Clear Card

I cannot begin to tell you how much I LOVE making these clear patterned cards from Pageframe Designs. I found THE most awesome vellum envelopes for them that lets you see the card through them a bit - they look awesome. I'm probably going to be adding some of these clear cards on Etsy here in the next week or so.

"I Love You" Clear Card


1- Peel off the protective coating from the inside of your card and discard.
2- Cut your glitter cardstock to size and adhere your rubon. Adhere the strip to the outside of your card.
3- Add your rhinestones on the outside in the middle of some of the polka dots that are still showing.
4- Adhere your flowers UNDER the polka dots on the inside left side of the card.
5- Cut your patterned paper to fit perfectly in the inside right side of the card. If the pattern is a bold one you may want to trim a smaller size of coordinating paper that is not so bold to write your message on inside (like I did with the green).

June 15 - Craft Show Aftermath

Well, in case you were wondering - this -->
is why I haven't posted in weeks. I exhibited at my first craft show on Saturday. It was SO much fun! My friend Jenn who sells the cutest doll clothes and hair bows in the world had a booth just down the road from mine, and my hubby helped us set up and stayed with me all day helping out. I met the NICEST people there and had a blast just hanging out with hubby, eating marshmallows from the booth next to us and hearing what people thought of all the stuff I have been slaving to make the past few months. The show didn't have half as many people as I read they would so we probably won't do this one again next year (plus the fact that its an hour and a half away) - think I'll stick to more local ones in the future.

BUT I have a ton of new projects to post since I haven't posted any projects in weeks so I'm entering them today and they should just post automatically. Hope you had a great weekend! We're on vacation this week (just hanging out around home) so YAY!