Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

Hope you have a fun, scarey and safe halloween!

Friday, October 28, 2011

So excited for this...

Join Clearsnap and 8 of our favorite crafting companies for a Handmade Holiday! Spellbinders, Hampton Art, Donna Salazar Designs, The Twinery, Glue Arts, Authentique Paper, Graphic45, and Zutter will all be showing you innovative ideas for gifts, decor and more to jumpstart this holiday season. Join us beginning November 4th, 2011.
I will be one of the guest designers on November 4th - so excited :)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A Haunting We Will Go

We love halloween in our house, getting dressed up, scary movies and pumpkin carving what could be better.  This year I made a quick Halloween mini album to showcase my son's costumes.  Head on over to the Bind-It-All blog for more photos and details.

Happy Crafting :)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Holiday Greeting Class

Lindsey and I are busy preparing for out next class Holiday Greetings.  Come and join us for a night of card making and goodies just in time for the holiday mailing list.

Here's a peek at one of the cards we will be making in class.

For more information on classes you can join our Facebook page

Hope you can join us.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Something Wicked

This way comes...

Join us over at Scrapbook Star for a week of fun Halloween projects and ideas.  I love halloween and decided to make a gift box to fill with treats for a friend who loves halloween too.

I painted the box black, added some fun halloween paper and the a few tags and of course some twine.

Don't forget to check back all week for more spooktacular ideas :)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Merry and Bright

I love the new Holly Jolly Christmas paper line by Echo Park Paper Co.  The colors are so pretty and the patterns are amazing.  I knew as soon as I saw it what I wanted to make with it.

I started with this old box that I had sitting around just waiting to be used.  I love keeping old packaging to re purpose into something fun!

the first thing I needed to do was cover the front so I measured and cut a piece of brown cardstock then a piece of Snowy Sidewalks patterned paper and carefully cutting out the window in the front.

Then to create the scene inside the box I cut out the snowman from the Journaling Cards paper and some fun snowflakes from the other side of the Snowy Sidewalks paper. 

Then I added some hills hand cut from cardstock and used pop dots to make the scene have some dimension. I also added some twine around the window of the box to give it a more finished look.

To complete the box I added the Merry and Bright sentiment and some presents both from the Journaling Tags sheet. I also added some more twine as a bow around the ribbon.

I had so much fun creating this little shadow box and I know I will create many more cute projects with this line.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Scrapbook Star Design Team Challenge

For this months challenge over at Scrapbook Star I thought I would do a stamping challenge as October's Kit has some really fun stamps included.  Here's my layout, I stamped the leaves and the acorn on the title. 

Head on over to scrapbook Star and join in the fun!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Scrapbook Star October Kit Sneak Peek

Buttons, doilies and stamps Oh My!

Here's a few sneak peeks of the October Kit at Scrapbook Star.

Saturday, October 8, 2011


Sometimes when a friend or family member is having a hard time remembering that there are people around them that love and support them can make all the difference in the world.

I wanted people to leave little notes of encouragment and love so I created a mini album with pockets and added lots of tags.  I also included a few photos and memento's from the past to bring a smile to them.

What a great way to brighten someone's day :)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A mini, mini album

I love that most lines of paper now have paper that has journaling cards on them, they are perfect to cut up and use in mini albums or use as the base of a mini, mini album.

I used the Crate Paper Toy Box line for this little mini about one of my boys Linden.

Just add some wallet size photos and word stickers and voila a little mini.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Lucky Number Seven

Congrats Victoria - I picked lucky number seven in the draw.  I will contact you and send you out a RAK - thanks to everyone who played along with our blog hop!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Happy World Card Making Day

Welcome to the first ever Scrapbook Star World Card Making Day Blog Hop. Hop along with us for some awesome inspiration, new techniques, prizes and most of all fun! Along the way the participants will be giving you a word – when you get to the last stop at the Scrapbook Star message board and have figured out the sentence send an email to and you will be entered in a draw for a prize.  If you leave a comment on my blog I will enter you to win a RAK from me. 

My word is WORLD

I am the first stop in your blog hop but if you get lost along the way the links to all the participants are located below.

I started card making a few years ago to use up my left overs from doing layouts or mini albums and I love it.  They are a nice quick and easy way to get my creative fix for the day.   I made these cute cards with a kit from Fancy Pants and loved the cute birds and thought they would make great baby cards.  I wanted to make a nice background and used a scallop edge puch on several patterned papers to make a layered look.  I added some twine to the image which I popped up using foam tape.

Your next stop along the way is at Shirley's Blog Chillys Cakes and Scraps

Here’s all the links to the blogs in case you get lost along the way.

Fleur -
Shirley -
Janet -
Karen -
Jemma -
Tina -
Melissa (SS Forum) -

Don't forget to leave a comment to be entered in a draw for a RAK from me.  Have fun hopping!