Wednesday, August 27, 2008

August 28 - Lunchbox Note

Wow! This is post #100 on the Create Something Everday blog! I'm just so flipping excited that I've created that many things in general since March - whoo hoo! Here's to 100 more. :)

Yesterday Audrey started Kindergarten. It was sad for me because she's there all day, but she LOVED it. She loves her new teacher, her new class, and especially getting to eat lunch at school and take her Barbie lunchbox. So last night I made her a little cute note for her lunchbox. Nothing fancy - journaling cards are PERFECT for something like this. I had a Making Memories Animal Crackers spiral journaling tag book that I've been hanging on to from Couture Scrapbooking and thought it would be the perfect thing to use since Audrey is so completely in love with animals. And the elephant on this one is just SO cute. Then I just slipped it into an envelope with her name on the outside and put it in her lunch box so she'll find it when its time to eat. Hopefully it will bring a smile to her cute little face.

Lunchbox Note

  1. Tear journaling tag from spiral book.
  2. Adhere small photo to the front.
  3. Add flower and rhinestones
  4. With your pen doodle a few hearts on the front and write a quick "love you" note on the back.
  5. Place in an envelope, write your childs name on it and put it in their lunch. Kids LOVE mail! :)

August 27 - His Girl Forever Page

Those of you who know me know I LOVE to journal on my pages and projects. But there are times I just can't make myself do it. I did this page this week with some fabulous goodies from Couture Scrapbooking, using one of my absolute favorite paper lines - Noteworthy by Making Memories. And I got this far with it and could not make myself write anything on it.

For one thing, I think the title and the photo say all that really needs said. And for another, I would have absolutely no idea where to put any journaling if I did think it needed some. It just looked done to me, so that's it. :)

So today's project is just a super-simple page that took probably 10-20 minutes to make.

His Girl Forever

  • Teal Polka Dot paper (Making Memories from Couture Scrapbooking)
  • Scalloped Glitter Paper (Making Memories from Couture Scrapbooking)
  • Striped and Scalloped paper (Making Memories from Couture Scrapbooking)
  • Glitter Chipboard Heart (Melissa Frances from Couture Scrapbooking)
  • Ink (Chocolate Chip, Stampin' Up!)
  • Schoolbook Serif Alphabet Letter Stamps (Stampin' Up!)
  • Black .05 Micron pen

  1. Adhere your circle scalloped paper on top of the teal polka dot paper.
  2. Cut the small scalloped border off of the striped sheet of paper and use it as a border on your 5x7 photo. Adhere them both at an angle.
  3. Using super tape or Zots adhere your glitter heart on the left side of the photo.
  4. To make your title just stamp your letters far enough apart on the striped paper and cut them out leaving room enough around the letters to draw a border. Adhere them to the top and bottom of your photo.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

August 23 - Love Page

The Scrapbooking Cafe started a new feature this past week called "Project Weekly". Basically you can sign up for a project to be e-mailed to you weekly, complete with a picture of it, instructions to make it, and if you come into the store there is a display set up with the completed project for you to look at as well as printed instructions and all of the products needed to make the project. (Longest sentence ever...) LOL

I did the first project for last week here -->
If you missed the e-mail that went out with the instructions I'll be posting the ones I create here on my blog too, and you can find the products still at the store until they run out. They'll just be in a different location once the next project gets published. A new project will be going up every Monday and the very talented Alecia Geiss will also be creating Project Weekly projects. I can't WAIT until the next one comes out on Monday, I hope everyone likes it. But for's this past week's project. Hope you're having a great weekend!


  • Butterfly Transparency
  • Pink Polka Dot and Blue/Brown Damask Patterned Paper
  • Brown Paper or Cardstock
  • White Cardstock
  • Brown Felt Flower
  • Blue Pearls
  • Cardstock Stickers
  • White Letter Stickers
  • White Pen
  • White Scalloped Cardstock Borders
  • Flower Acrylic Stamp
  • Brown Ink
  • Adhesive


1 – Cut your damask paper into 1” x 1” squares. Lay your transparency down over your background paper (in this case the pink polka dots) and keep lifting up a corner so you can adhere the 1” squares you just cut under the butterfly at different angles. Cover the entire shape of the butterfly. Some of the pink will still show through which is fine. OPTIONAL: draw a small border around your 1” squares to make them stand out a bit more.

2 – Cut a strip of the brown paper that will give enough room for your border sticker to go on it and apply that sticker. Add pearls in the middle of the stickers and add some white dots to the brown cardstock around the border as well.

3 – Adhere the border to the left side of your page about 2” or 3” in from the edge, then add your scalloped cardstock border to the left of the brown border strip.

4 – To assemble your flowers adhere your felt flower, then stamp your flowers on the white cardstock. Cut them out leaving a small white border. Draw a white dot on each “petal”. Add that flower to your felt flower, then add a blue pearl in the center of your stamped flower. Repeat step 4 again for your other flower.

5 – Adhere your photo to the transparency at an angle you like and trim it if necessary.

6 – Assemble your title by laying your sticker down on the brown cardstock and trimming around the edges. Then add your title with letter stickers in the middle. Adhere this to the lower center of your transparency.

7 – Once everything looks good to you on the transparency just turn the transparency over, add your adhesive under the solid elements (cardstock border, title and photo) and adhere it to your background paper.

Friday, August 22, 2008

August 22 - Clear Page Class

It's been a little while since I posted, so sorry about that! Life has definitely been keeping me busy with school coming up, etc. Today's project is for a class I'll be doing next Thursday at The Scrapbooking Cafe.

It's a clear page class - the acrylic used for this page is very thick by Pageframe Designs and makes the page a great home decor piece. With the class you also get the brushed silver easel to hold it up on. So you'll make this complete project during class. I love the Jenni Bowlin line we'll be using for this so I'm very excited. I will also have a special little bonus project that we'll use with the scraps we have left over. :)

On a side note - I think this may be one of the first pictures of me I've used on a project forever. I know a lot of people feel the same way, but I HATE pictures of myself. Especially now that I have glasses. I can never get them to look right or I always seem to look like a nerd. BUT I really have to get over it - like it or not, it is who I am and I don't want the girls to open their albums one day 20 years from now and say "Wait...did we have a mom while we were growing up?" UGH. So my personal scrapping goal for the next few months is to scrap more of me, whether I want to or not. And if you don't see my face smiling back at you from at least a few future blog posts, be sure to beat me up about it. :)

On that note - I'm off to the lake this morning with the girls to enjoy the morning with the sun, the sand, and the surf. Have a GREAT weekend and if you're signed up for my recipe class on Saturday - see you soon!!!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

August 12 - Miss Audrey Page

Well remember in the last post where I said I had another page I wasn't sure if I liked? Well, it officially got worse. :) It was a project where I wasn't happy with it, but since I sewed on it I couldn't take it apart and move things around until I liked it, so I just kept adding more "stuff". I just finally had to put my foot down and tell myself to just stop.  "Holly - STEP AWAY from the rubons."  But all is not lost!  I did find out a good thing about using rubons on transparencies, they rub right off if you mess up!  Can't do that on paper - and it really helped me on this one.  I think I did some letters on the Miss Audrey 3 times.

Today I'm figuring out the dates for my September classes at the store and I have the first project ready to post here tomorrow.

Miss Audrey
  • Pink Paislee pink scalloped paper
  • Pink Paislee Transparency
  • Pink Paislee Die Cut silver paper
  • Bazzill scalloped edge cardstock in white
  • Pink Paislee Office Letter Stickers
  • Kaiser Craft pink rhinestone flower
  • Kaiser Craft princess rhinestone word
  • Various rubon letters from my stash
  • Kaiser Craft rubon border
  • Thread and Sewing Machine

1- Layer your transparency over your scalloped paper (pink) and slide your photo under it until it sits where you want it - in this case with her looking out of the "window".
2 - Sew on the seams over your photo.
3 - Add your rhinestone flower and rhinestone word and letter stickers.
4 - Cut the scalloped edges from the cardstock and slide it under the rhinestone word to help it stand out a little more.
5 - Cut another full edge from the scalloped cardstock and layer it along the right side at an angle under the transparency.
6 - Cut an edge of the die cut damask paper and layer that on top of the transparency so that your flat edge of the scalloped paper you just added is hidden.
 7 - Sew the edge onto the page using a zig zag stitch.
8 - Cut the right side of the transparency about 1" or less from the stitched line you just made.  That allows the scalloped edge of the pink paper on the right to show through.
9 - Add your rubon title, and rubon border on the damask die cut paper.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

August 10 - Audrey Page

Do you ever do a page or project and when you finish realize that you're not sure if you like it or not? I have good days and bad days - I've done two pages today so far and I'm not sure if I like either of them. So feel free to post a comment and let me know what you think. I just added these mini alphabet photo sets to my Etsy store and I wanted to create a sample with them. So this is what came out of my brain, and like I said - not sure if I like it or not. But it is done, so I'll just leave it alone. I'll post the other "I'm not sure about it" page tomorrow. Most of the items used on this page were from Couture Scrapbooking.

As you can tell, I'm getting back into a page kick again. I think I went a few months there without scrapbooking one scrapbook page at all - just doing home decor things. But it's back with a vengeance and it's all I want to do now! :) So if you come to this blog for home decor ideas - BEWARE! They may be few and far between. But HEY! That's why the blog is named "Create SOMETHING Everyday". So I'm safe. Hee hee. Hope you're having a GREAT weekend!

Audrey Page

  • Patterned Paper Blue (background) : My Minds Eye
  • Patterned Paper Die Cut : Making Memories
  • Patterned Paper Green Title Border : Fancy Pants Designs
  • Title Letters : Artsy Paper
  • Flowers : Imaginisce
  • Rhinestones : Kaiser Craft
  • Resin Frame : Melissa Frances
  • Kraft Cardstock : Stampin' Up!
  • Black Pen : Micron .05 tip
  • My Trusty Sewing Machine with some Teal thread

1 - Adhere the die cut paper onto the background paper.
2 - Cut your green title strip 3-1/2" tall, 12" wide. Line up your title and adhere them down. Add a rhinestone between each letter.
3 - Adhere title strip to your background paper and using a zig zag stitch sew it onto your page.
4 - Add some rhinestones to the flowers.
5 - Adhere your photo, then sew some more around it to create your border.
6 - Adhere your small frame and add a flower in the middle with a rhinestone.
7 - Add another flower at the bottom corner of the frame you just sewed.
8 - Write your journaling out on kraft cardstock and cut out the words. Adhere them beside your photo.

I'm going to be working this week on setting up the consignment part of The Scrapbooking Cafe so the title letters should be there in the next week as well. And YAY for the first Friday night crop this week - I'm SO excited! Hopefully I'll be able to get done a lot of projects to post on the blog!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

August 6 - Recipe Club

I get to teach my first class at the new store on Saturday (Dress It Up) and I'm very excited to get back into the swing of teaching again.

I've been promising to post this the past week, so here it is. It's not finished - we'll finish it during the next few months of the recipe club. But this is what you will leave with after the first class/meeting. Then each month after that we'll be meeting to add and decorate more recipes to add to this. So hopefully by the time December gets here it will be almost full of yummy, scrummy recipes!

During the first class just bring your favorite dessert recipe and I will take them all home, create typed cards out of all of them for everyone, then during the next class/meeting I'll have a pack of dessert recipe cards all ready for everyone to add to their recipe holder.

Because it's a class I won't be posting instructions today, but I'll be back again tomorrow with another fun project complete with ingredients and instructions. I heard through the grapevine that The Scrapbooking Cafe got some fun new stuff in yesterday so I'm going to go in today and check out what they got - can't wait! :)

Have a GREAT Wednesday!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

August 5 - Why?

I have a ton to post the next few days, starting with the recipe club class project tomorrow - so beware. :)

I was in the new store and they had just gotten in some new lines from Dream Street. I fell in love with this one. The green polka dot paper is actually Christmas paper from Imaginicse but I loved how they looked together.

So without further delay...


  • Patterned Paper: Dream Street, Imaginisce, Jenni Bowlin
  • Felt Flowers: Heidi Swapp
  • Rhinestones and Pearls: Kaiser Craft
  • Frame: Melissa Francis

1. Cut the middle and bottom strips of paper and adhere them to the page.
2- Mat your 5x7 photo with the green polka dot paper, then mat THAT to the Jenni Bowlin paper. Tear along the right side.
3- Cut a few 1" strips of your background paper and adhere them on each side of your photo or the mat (I did one of each)
4- With the scraps left of your Jenni Bowlin paper you used for a mat write your journaling words, draw a simple border around them and cut them out. Adhere each word around your mat. I also added a few at the bottom.
5- Layer the rhinestones on the center of the flowers, then pearls on the center of the rhinestones. Adhere them to the bottom corner of the mat and draw another line connecting the flowers around the rest of the green polka dot mat.
6- Adhere your white frame to your photo.