Friday, September 27, 2013

Halloween Box

I found an old divided tray at a garage sale for $1. 
It was rustic & gray, but sure beats
 the modern  tray pricing from
scrapbooking supply vendors. Joann
I thought the dented edges & paint spots
looked just right for a spooky display!


Here are some pics of the cubbies..

Echo park paper label


The only stamping on the project are
the bats around this spooky house sticker!
Those bats are Unity brand Bones About Halloween.

This vintage bottle has an Echo Park sticker label.

Tiny jelly jars make great 3D elements!
I painted the lid with an acrylic craft paint.

The twisty wood is a vine cut down to fit just right!
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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Teen Cards

Trendy teen cards are fun!
Have you seen the new
bright orange that's hot right now? 
My son has a shirt in this color.

The background stamp
here is Unity.
The arrows are from Mr. Boy
and the number is Summer's Best
I used some washi tape with a
great chevron pattern.

My nephew got one of these cards.
I love being age specific,
then they know I made that card
just for them!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

BOY canvas

My son is 5 now & got a real wild colored scrap quilt from his grandma.
The decor in his room needs to be phased out & brightened up!
So I made my first canvas project.
This subway art style art took plenty of effort.
Here are the steps it involved:
Paint blue
modge podge newspaper scraps
stamp honeycomb with paint
cut Cricut words
lay out words
modge podge words on
two coats over entire canvas


The honeycomb stamp is by Wendy Vecchi,
purchased at Funkie Junkie Boutique.
I'm playing along in the "anything goes" challenge over

Friday, September 13, 2013

Fall ~ Thanks

I love the fall tones of red, gold & brown.
Add a little turquoise & it's a knockout combo.

The stamps here are Harvest of Memories (frame)
The faint dragonfly was printed on the Bobunny paper.

I used my Sizzix to make the die shape frame.
This stamp is called Everything Wonderful.
The little leaves are punched & the sunflower and
paper used here is Bobunny also.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Card Class

I recently conducted a card craft gathering.
It was at a women's retreat & they slotted
some time for ladies to get creative.

There were 20 openings for a purchase of
4 cards for $5.  That's a good amazing deal,
when someone else does all the paper cutting!



This last card is all stamped & required less effort on my part.
It also gave the gals a very different looking card,
since personal styles differ.
The precut process for the other cards was labor intense!
Four circles & three papers for one card?
What was I thinking!?

The pink "thank you" was a little better.
I love how the chevron paper & elaborate
flourish give this card a heap of style.
One of my favorite card tips to others is:
Great patterned paper can make all the difference.


Here is the box of 80!
Due to extreme heat, the food hall where we set up was rather
miserable.  The A/C couldn't keep up with all the bodies in there.
So many chose to go swimming during craft time.
I can't say that I blame them.
Who knew you could work up a sweat just making cards?!
The 6 kits I had left are already done up & ready to sell in
my craft booth or will be bundled for Christmas gifts!


Sunday, September 8, 2013

Arrow Card

Arrows are such a fun trend right now!
Here is a card I made, using up some scrap paper &
a new stamp from Two Peas In A Bucket
called Sharp Backdrops from Lawn Fawn.
All my paper scraps were the exact same shape.
I lined them up so they made a large square,
tucking each end other the next strip. 
Then I turned the whole thing sideways for
a fun diamond shape!
The arrow stamps on each corner gave it
some pizazz.
The paper is embossed,
here is a better photograph to show it...

The sentiment is Close To My Heart,
and so is the plum colored ink.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Preschool Memories

It's official:
my kids are all in school.
My youngest started kindergarten this week.
So I recently scrapped his preschool graduation
photographs & thought it'd be good time to
share them with you.

The purple shirts & loud jungle background were
hard to work with!

I used Cricut cut letters,
which are just the right size to fit my title space!

I crammed a ton of photos on this 2 page layout.
The tag will remind me someday of how long
and what days he went to class!

I used a stamp here from Webster's Pages called
cameras & arrows.  You can purchase it through
I used a Copic marker to color in a few arrows,
for a two tone look.
The splatter stamp is Tim Holtz.

The stickers on the tag are Echo Park, 
as is the strip of patterned paper up top.
The arrow jewels are Prima.