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.


•Mini Pail
•Heart Felt Shapes
•Swirls & Flourishes Dazzles™ Black
•Red Heart Jewel Dazzles™
•Gold Jewel Dazzles™
•Small Red Roses Ribbon
•Bountiful Ribbons
•Medium Zots™
•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.


•Heart Bottle
•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
•Blending Solution
•Medium Zots™
•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.


Mod Podge
Foam brush
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
Sanding Block
Piercing template
Hole punch
E-6000 or other strong glue
Step 1
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.

Step 3
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.

Step 4
Punch the holes with a hole punch. A Crop-o-Dile™ was used here.

Step 5
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.

Step 6
Use ribbon to tie the four sides of the box together. You can lace the ribbon or tie it across the coasters.

Step 7
Apply strong glue to the edges of the last coaster. Adhere to the bottom of the coaster box.

Step 8
Finish project.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

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? :)


This cute birthday card was designed by Teresa Welch (Paper Wishes) using the mini Dino Stamp available thru paper wishes, this project is on the New Cd Teresa has available thru Paper Wishes entitled Teresa's Card Sketches.


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

Winter Fun Layout

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.

Colorful Bird Christmas Ornament

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.