Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Hello Friends, It's been awhile since I have posted anything on my blog, please forgive me and don't give up on me yet :-)
I've been pretty busy the last year moving to Chico, getting things organized and trying to fit my favorite scrapbooking supplies in a room half the size of my craft room at my old house.
As you have seen on my post, I have a new grand baby added to family this last year, (Jossilyn was born December 1st :0) ), I need to get busy and scrapbook pictures of the baby doll :), I have bought an album and scrapbooking supplies for that project, (I had taken a couple day's off from work hoping to work on some crafts), also been trying to come up with some ideas for Christmas gifts, on my day's off from work I have seen all kinds of wonderful ideas on you-tube to get my creative juices going, YES!
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Mini Albums have been my latest craft of choice, looking at all the cute mini album ideas on line has inspired me to try my hand and making these cute little albums, they would make wonderful gifts, If you haven't made a mini album as of yet, I would invite you to give it a try, there are so many cute ideas out there, and so many themes, they would make wonderful personalized gifts, who wouldn't want to recieve something so beaituful, and in these economic times, they can be inexpesive to make, just use the supplies that you have on hand, I have seen some really cute ideas, using file folders, and toilet paper rolls to make the cutest albums ever, and having a new Granddaughter this year has inspired me to want to start scrapbooking :0), baby Josslyn was born December 1st. :0)
I haven't been scrap-booking or card making, since I have moved to Chico last April, it's has been taking me a while to get settled and into a routine, I do have my small craft room set up, so I think mini albums and cards I will be a makin'.
I will post some of my own mini albums soon!
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Designed by Susan Cobb (Hot Off The Press)
Designer Tip: Attach felt pieces and rose ribbon with Zots. This would make a fun container for Valentine treats, or a small gift.
•Heart Felt Shapes
•Swirls & Flourishes Dazzles™ Black
•Red Heart Jewel Dazzles™
•Gold Jewel Dazzles™
•Small Red Roses Ribbon
•Solid light pink cardstock
•Font: Gasoline alley
1.Remove the lid from the pail. Cut a 9"x2 ¼" pink cardstock rectangle and place along the inside edge of the pail. Hold in place with Zots.
2.Glue thin red grosgrain ribbon around the top and bottom edges of the outside of the pail. Decorate the pail with felt hearts, Dazzles, and ribbons as shown. Decorate the top of the lid as well.
3.Tie ribbons to the handle, alternating colors for contrast. Cut a tag from pink cardstock. Write or computer print "Happy Valentine's Day" on the center, then Zot to the handle near the ribbons.
Designer Tip: Using alcohol ink is a great way to add pretty color to a bottle, and Dazzles are the perfect embellishments! This makes a fun Valentine's gift or party favor.
•My Valentine Dazzles™ Red & Gold Foil
•Red Heart Jewel Dazzles™
•Gold Jewel Dazzles™
•Gold Memory Thread, Red Memory Thread
•Red Pepper, Mushroom Oregano Alchohol Inks, Gold and Silver Alcohol Ink Mixatives
•3-D Foam Squares Variety Pack
•paper towels or newspaper to cover work area, rubber gloves to protect hands
•Paintbrush handle or X-acto® knife handle (for curling memory thread)
1.Remove the cork from the bottle, then place the bottle on your covered work area. While holding the bottle with one finger on the inside, add several drops of blending solution to the outside of the bottle, then a few drops of red pepper alcohol ink, and a few drops of gold mixatives alcohol ink, then a few more drops of the blending solution. Turn the bottle and let the colors run together for a pretty mixture of gold and red. Let the bottle Dry.
2.Decorate the bottle with Dazzles as shown. Back the word heart stickers with excess gold Jewel Dazzles material, and use a strip of excess gold Jewel Dazzles material to decorate the sides of the bottle.
3.Wrap the neck of the bottle with 12" of red and 12" of metallic gold memory thread, then wrap around a small paint brush handle to curl the memory thread into tendrils. Add the gold-backed word heart Dazzles to the ends of the tendrils. Replace the cork in the top of the bottle.
Five 4” x 4” medium-weight chipboard coasters Need some of these? StartLitStudio (Cindy Lyles) stocks chipboard coasters in her online store.
Five 4” x 4” pieces of patterned paper
E-6000 or other strong glue
Adhere one 4" x 4" patterned paper square to each of the five coasters by applying Mod Podge™with a foam brush. Let dry.
Step 2 (Optional)
Sand and trim rounded edges. Coat the outside with Mod Podge™ for a finished look.
Place the piercing template on the edge of one of the coasters. Trace approximately every other large hole onto the coaster.
You will have 5 traced holes lining the side.
Punch the holes with a hole punch. A Crop-o-Dile™ was used here.
Once one side of the coaster is punched, set it directly on top of each of the other coasters and use it as a punching guide. Punch two opposite sides of 4 coasters.
The fifth coaster will be used as the bottom of the box and should not be punched.
Use ribbon to tie the four sides of the box together. You can lace the ribbon or tie it across the coasters.
Apply strong glue to the edges of the last coaster. Adhere to the bottom of the coaster box.
Friday, January 21, 2011
Design by Miley Johnson
To make a personalized home decor accent, Miley adhered a couple of picture frames to a mat board covered in patterned paper. She treated the wall hanging like a large scrapbook page, embellishing with large flowers, brads, and bits of fabric and paper. Wood letters painted to match her color scheme finish the design.
Get the list of sources used in this layout.
SOURCES Patterned paper: Autumn Leaves. Fabric: Moda. Sticker: 7Gypsies. Rub-ons: Autumn Leaves (scrolls), Chatterbox (letters). Stamps, paint, tags, brads: Making Memories. Wood letters, frames, flowers: Michaels. Ribbon: May Arts.
Design by Rhonda Bonifay
Rhonda adhered photos and text to candles for a personalized home accent. She printed her designs by taping tissue paper to cardstock. Then she removed the printed tissue paper, secured it to the candle with straight pins, and warmed the design with a heat tool until the image sank into the wax, (be careful not to leave the heat tool on the candle too long, just long enough for the wax to melt slightly for the tissue paper to adhere to the candle).
Sunday, January 9, 2011
This cute Celebrate Card is showing the inside of the card as well as the outside, this Card is designed by Teresa Welch from Paper Wishes (aka "Hot Off The Press"), using the cup cake mini stamp set, Teresa stamped cupcake on pattern paper with a brown stay's on ink pad, then re-stamped cupcake on pink pattern paper and cut the top of cupcake out and sprinkled with glitter, and adhered to cupcake, candle was stamped on the same pattern paper as the bottom of the cup cake, cut out and placed on top of cup cake, hearts are from a new heart template, (25 differnt patterns available on this template), hearts were traced on pattern paper, then cute out and adhered to card as shown. This card is pattern idea is available with many more card ideas on Teresa New CD, called Teresa's Card Sketches. Cute Huh? :)
Hello all, I thought I would share a picture of the crochet baby blanket I just finished for my daughter Kim, she's expecting, she is due in September, too soon to know if it's a boy or girl so I avoided using pink, and stuck with cream, green, lavender colors, with a little bit of blue :), what do you think? :)
Saturday, January 1, 2011
I saw this layout in a scrapbook magazine and thought I would share it with you.
Design by Paula Murakami
The patterned paper Paula chose for this snowboarding scrapbook page immediately reminded her of snow and helped her pick a color scheme for the page. Converting photos to black-and-white allowed her to use any colors she wanted so she chose frosty hues that play up the winter theme.
Editor's Tip: Use seasonal shapes to further drive home your theme. Paula used snowflakes in several spots on her page, including the one that subs for the letter "o" in her title.
Glue stick, patterned papers, Chipboard birds, and scrolls Crafts knife, Sanding block, hole punch, Ink Glimmer … Using the glue stick, apply patterned paper to one side of each chipboard bird. Use the crafts knife to trim the excess paper from around chipboard bird, light stand edges, ink edges light with stamp pad, puch a hole, add ribbon to tie with, glue on flower (or any embellishment you would like) with glue stick or and glue dot, these are so cute, you will want to make lots, keep them or give them as gifts, these cute birds will look great on anyone's tree.
Friday, December 31, 2010
I thought i will being really smart moving my paragraphs next to the pictures on the post below, that didn't work so well :0(, I was trying to introduce my family in each of the photos, but the wording got seperated from the pictures, so that didn't work out so well, I'm not really very good at technolgy, as you can see
It's been awhile since I posted anything, The Begining of December I was able to take a week's vacation for visit my Mom and Family in Arizona, (I needed my "mom fix") this time of year we are all so busy and time slips away from us, if you noticed I did posted pictures of a few Christmas Crafts, (though It's after Christmas and the ew Year is upon us), these can be some ideas for next year, I hope you enjoy. These are some photos of The Prescot Courthouse Square at Christmas time.
This Is my mom Carol, my niece Candace, and a Friend of my Mom's.
This is my brother Walt and his granddaughter Kia.
This is my Momma again ;o), isn't she cute :0).
This cute snowman card was designed by Susan Cobb of Paper Wishes, she made this cute card (I love snowmen ;0)), with these supplies: Christmas Greeting Dazzles from Paper Wishes, (all the Paper Wishes Dazzles are quit popular, they make a card look sooo nice, the dazzles give's a handmade card an extra touch), and she used Holgraphic Papers, these are sooo nice and shiney (these papers are also avialable thru Paper Wishes)