Friday, November 29, 2013

Tea & Tags Swap 2013 at My Scrap Room

Hi Everybody!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Boy has it been a super long time since I have blogged about anything.  I have been creating though and I have some projects to share with you, but I am sorry for my absence.

Well I have been participating in some swaps lately over at My Scrap Room.  I have been having such a ball making the projects for these swaps but I have also been completely exhausted these weeks and then I one of those weeks I got ill with the flu and another week I went home from work with fevers everyday.  It was horrible.  I am finally on the mend and ready to share with you what I have been up to.


To see the video of this album click here...

So there you have it. Thank you all so much for stopping by and sharing your time!  I will see you all in the next one.


What I used...
~K&Company, Tim Coffey Fall Mat Pad
~Recollections Card stock
~Recollections Crochet flowers
~Recollections Metal Brads
~Recollections Flowers
~Studio G Metal Brads
~Studio G Glitter glue
~Dollar General Silk flowers, Leaves, and Raffia
~Dollar General doily
~Trico Flowers and leaves
~DCWV Burlap Paper
~Offray ribbon
~Fiskars Kaleidoscope border punch
~WOC Skeleton leaves
~MFT Mini tabs foursome die

Monday, October 21, 2013

Practical Scrappers DT Project - Game Time

Hi Everybody,

I am sharing with you all a Practical Scrappers DT project for October.

Nothing Says Fall to me like Football.  The scent in the air, the feel the stitching on the pigskin, the yelling at the refs and coaches about the STUPID plays and calls.  I love it all!

I can remember being a lil girl and playing football with my youngest brother, David, (18 months younger) and his friends.  Ah, the good ol' days.  Those games quickly came to an end when I started to "develop" and all my brother's friends wanted to "cover" me.  I was immediately told by Dave, "You can't play with us anymore," and just like that, my football career was over.

I still enjoy watching a good game.  Doesn't even matter who is playing I just enjoy the game itself.  When Hubs and I moved to OR we moved to a college town and were instantly told by friends and close family that we are Ducks, University of Oregon.  And that we are not to fall prey to the Oregon State Beavers.  In time we found out why.  The Ducks really are the better team having won more games and trophies, and having better uniforms and jerseys.  Just look at the record and out fashion sense. Anywho we have grown to love our ducks.

In 2011, when we moved, we were invited to a Duck party and I was able to snap some pics of family and friends watching the game, eating, and having a great time.  After two years I found the perfect way to scrap these photos.  I created a U of O football album to place all those memories.  Here are just a few shots of the album and one of my favorite spreads.

I used an SVG Cuts of a football frame to make this album and cut the pieces out with my Gazelle.  I bound the whole thing together using my BIA.  I really like the way it came out.  This is a super easy album to make even if you don't have an electric cutter. You can always cut out the football shape, stripes and stitching by hand. Just find a pic of a football that you like, print it and cut away.

I also went online and found some UofO logos that I like along with our mascot.  I printed them out and fussy cut them for the pages.  The only thing left is to have more parties to be able to make more football albums.  Well gotta go.  It's Game Time!!


Thanks for stopping by you guys and Go Ducks!!

What I used
~Cereal box chipboard
~Deco Art Gold Twinkles
~Studio G glitter glue - iridescent and green
~Studio G glitter paper - yellow and green
~Studio G pigment ink - yellow and green
~Mulberry flowers

Wednesday, October 2, 2013


Hi Everyone,

I am so  super stoked, overjoyed, and completely happy to share this news with you. I have been sitting on it for awhile and I finally can share it!

I submitted a newer version of my butterfly mini album made from the Cricut Schoolbook cartridge to Northridge Publishing, they handle the Cricut magazine, and they accepted it for the July issue of the Magazine.

Here is the link to the first Butterfly Mini album I created and a tutorial on how I did it.

Anywho Here a snapshot of the two page spread from the July 2013 issue.

I LOVE THIS ALBUM!!! I have been wanting to share it with you for a long time now.  It seems like forever.

Here are some up close shots of each individual page that I took in the Post Office before I mailed it off.  I was in a rush to get it out on time that I forgot to take pics of the album.  I wound up opening up the package and taking these shots with my hubby's camera phone.

This 2-page spread can hold up to 4 photos/journaling spot. There is a folder spot on the right where 3 photos can be added.  The doilies were part of a RAK from my bestie Krafthead Kreations.  Thanks Sis!!

This spread has two pockets overlapping on each page and inside the pockets there are acetate tags for more photos or journaling.  This spread can hold 10 photos/journaling spot.

This spread had acetate pockets with a tag.  Holds up to 6 photos/journaling spot.

This spread is great for journaling right on the upper left side and the rose is connected to a tag for journaling.  And then I created a pocket on the right side with the fussy-cut roses.  Another folder spot that can hold 4 photos/journaling spot.

This is one of my favorite pages!! Both pages have folders that open up for photos/journaling spots, and ont he right side there is an additional tag behind the folder.  The left side is held shut with the baker's twine and the right side is held shut by tucking the corner under the roses.

This page I opted not to add any photo mats to because I loved the paper and thought it would a great 2-page spread just for journaling.

With all the beauty on the front and within this album I decide to leave the back blank.

I did a lot of fussy cutting on this album and it was soooo worth it!  I am over the moon with joy that I have been published.  I would never have guessed I would be published.  I think we may have to do another giveaway and share the love. Speaking of which, we reached 50+ fabulous followers so we are indeed having a giveaway for reaching this goal. 

 I want to thank you all for all your support through the years!  I could not have done it without you all!! <3 p="">

Thank you all for stopping by and I will see you in a little bit.


What I used...
~Colorbok Rosewood Paper Collection
~Vintage Photo Distress ink
~Dress it up buttons,
~Trico mulberry roses
~Prima wooden clocks
~Studio G flatback pearls
~Studio 112 stamps
~Studio 112 Vellum quotes
~4mm flatback pearls from ebay
~Glossy accents
~Recollections crocheted flowers
~Recollections Card stock
~Skeleton Leaves
~Vintage laces
~Twinery baker's twine
~Autumn Leaves Journaling spots stamps
~Acetate and Transparencies
~Stazon Timber brown ink
~Fiskar's butterfly punch
~Wilton silk leaves
~Recollections Swirl rhinestones/pearls
~Recollections fabric covered brads
~Offray ribbon
~stick pins
~Blue Moon pearl beads

Monday, September 23, 2013

Practical Scrapper Project - Doilies

Hi Everyone,

Today I am sharing with you a card for Practical Scrappers.  The challenge was to use doilies ten different.  I chose to use a doily as a pocket to hold something special for the recipient.  In this charge I chose to showcase a gift card but a check or cash or anything else you can think of can easily fit inside the pocket.  I also left some room to write a note.

I LOVE how this card came out!  When I finished it I had to take a step back and smile.  This is not a color combination that I would normally use even though i really like the combo.  I like the idea of using doilies as pockets because it keeps the card flat without adding the bulk.  Isn't it pretty!!  So I cut a doily in half and use one half on the front of the card as a background and the other on the inside of the card as a pocket.

Okay, guys, there you have it.  I encourage you to find a new way to use a doily and to get some inspiration from the ladies at Practical Scrappers.

Until next time everybody.



What I used...
~Recollections White and gray card stock
~Studio G pigment ink
~MME, Six by Six, Darling Dear paper pad
~TLC Create sentiments
~White Doily
~Recollections Pearl swirls
~Dress It Up Cameo button
~Lindy's Stamp Gang, Scintillating Silver Glitz spray
~Ivory and Yellow mulberry roses
~The Twinery Marigold twine
~Studio G flat back adhesive pearls

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Beautiful Awakening Project

Hi Everyone,

Todays project is an extension of "The Greatest of These is Love" mini album based 1 Corinthians 13:13.  This scripture says, "Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love." So I created a card that reminds us of the gift of hope that we have in the Lord. It reminds me of the promises that await us in His word. 

Hope is defined as  

1. To look forward to with confidence or expectation
2. Archaic: To have confidence; trust.
I love these definitions!  All the promises of God are yes and amen and these definitions just reinforce that what He has for us is for us! That we can remain confident in the gift of hope that we have; for a future, the hope of His peace, joy, and comfort, the hope of eternal life with Him. And this is just the start of greater things.  AMEN!!!  Whoo, I'm getting myself stirred up and excited and it's time for me to go and have myself a praise party!!

I used Sketch 117 from the "The Deconstructed Sketch" for the layout of the card.

Well there you have it. I want to thank you all so much for stopping by and I will catch you all next time.


What I used...
~Recollections Union Square paper collection
~Studio G pigment ink
~Recollections card stock
~Metal Brad
~DCWV Vellum quotes, Growing in Faith
~Spellbinders border dies

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Practical Scrappers DT Project - Stickers

Hi Everybody!

Todays Practical Scrapper's, Ten Things, Challenge is to find 10 ways to use stickers.  I must first say that I was really impressed by the different ways these talented ladies creatively came up with to use stickers in a project!!  Truly, truly!!

I chose to place my stickers on chipboard and create those fun loving embellies we all like to use so much.  I chose an "H" and "I" letter stickers from K and Company, backed them with chipboard, cut them out and then layered them to create my sentiment and purpose for this card.

I used the Authentique Paper line and inked everything with Studio G pigment ink. I mean everything!  The stickers, the paper, flowers and leaves, butterflies and the inside area to write a note on and I just love the result!

I realized while making this card that I don't really have any "Hi-hey-how you doing cards" and that I need to correct that. Hubs is always looking for a card to give to someone he knows and i always wind up making him a card when he needs it opposed to making a bunch in advance and letting him choose which one he wants to give. So I think with the techniques and ideas the Practical Scappers ladies had I am going to make a stash of these cards.

And there you have it.

So, on that note I will see you all next time and i have some BIG BIG news to share as well.



What I used...
~Recollections kraft cardstock
~Authentique "Delightful" collection
~K&Company "Romanza" Alphabet stickers
~We R Memory Keepers Crads
~Recollections swirl pearls
~Fiskars butterfly punch
~Studio G pigment ink
~Antique white lace
~Mulberry flowers by Trico

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Beautiful Awakening DT Project - The Greatest is Love...

The Greatest is Love...

One of my favorite Scriptures is 1 Corinthians 13:13. Now all of chapter 13 is amazing but verse 13 stands out to me and has.  As a little girl growing up Catholic (I no longer am) a lot of the Word of God was taught to me in song; it was how I memorized scripture and it was the first way that I learned host to communicate to God.  Since prayer was about reciting Hail Marys' and Our Fathers, I used to sing song to God about just about everything.  1 Corinthians 13:13 is one of those songs that I remember singing in my childhood. 

The New King James (NKJV) says of this verse, "And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love." The New Living Translation (NLT) reads as, "Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love." 

My project today is for "Beautiful Awakening" is centered on this scripture. 


 I made an accordion style mini album (my fav as of late) using Recollections, Union Square 12x12 collection and MME, The Station 6x6 pad. I inked every edge with Studio G pigment ink. and embellished the cover with some additional Twinery twine, and Dress-it-up buttons.

To this day I never ceases to amaze me how God will get our ear. How He will grab our attention to get a Word to us. I love this Scrioture because it speaks of what is most important to God. Verse one of this chapter says that if we do not have Love, then we are nothing but noisemakers.  People blowing a lot of hot air, sounding good but not meaning anything we say. Or as the old folks would say, "Saying a whole lot about nothing".  It is love that moves people to action, loves that restores and forgives, love that will move Heaven and Earth to get to us.

I pray this project is an inspiration to you and speaks to your heart.


What I used...
~Recollections Union Square 12x12
~MME, The Station 6x6
~Studio G pigment ink
~Twinery twine
~Dress-it-up buttons
~Colorbok Vellum quote stack: Growing in Faith
~Studio G glitter glue

Monday, September 2, 2013

Practical Scrappers Ten Things DT Project - Stamps

Hi Everyone,

On behalf of Practical Scrappers DT challenge I want to share with you a card that is simple to produce, can be used for any occasion, and the image can easily be changed to fit any occasion. This is a great idea for those upcoming holidays.

The sentiment says "You make my heart flutter." I don't remember you created the digital stamp but as soon as I find it I will let you all know.  I stamped the butterflies using Kaiser Crafts' "Bonjour" stamp set that was gifted to me from Krafthead Kreations (thank you Sis).

Using kraft card stock I stamped the images White ColoBox pigment ink and then embossed the butterflies to create a background for my sentiment to sit on.  I added some pink and white scallop ribbon and then finished the card by inking the edges.  I also embossed the inside of the card as well. This is an A2 / 5.5x4.25 inch card base.

This is a simple and pretty card and lately I have been all about how simply I can make a card.  I am running low on a lot of cards and as my schedule gets busier with school starting again, time seems to be a high priced commodity now-a-days as many of you know.  So being able to make cards quickly and beautifully is what I can afford, time wise.

So there you have it. A simple yet pretty card that can be changed to fit any occasion.

Ok everybody, I am going to call it a night and allot more time to play tomorrow.  I hoped this inspires you and be sure to check out Practical Scrappers for more ideas using stamps.


What I used...
~Recollections Kraft card stock
~Kaiser Crafts "Bonjour" stamp set
~Color Box "Frost White" pigment ink
~Recollections "Snow" Signature opaque embossing powder
~Offray Pink and White sheer scalloped ribbon
~Fiskars corner punch
~Sentiment by

Friday, August 23, 2013

Practical Scrapper Blog Hop Project - Wood

Hello Everybody,

The project I am sharing with you today is part of the Practical Scrapper Blog Hop.  Be sure to checkout the fantastic projects of these very talented women.  And be sure to play along because there is some pretty serious blog candy that could be yours!

This project is very special to me and dear to my heart!!  

Real birch thin wood as the background was used. It was stained with burnished brass spray by Lindy's Stamp Gang. The same thin wood sheet was used to cut the doily (Cheery Lane Designs). It was distressed with Gesso. The wood sentiment used was by Recollections. The wood button was punched with a Marvy button punch. The twine is from Trendy Twine.

For very special reasons to me, I am so in love with this card!!  This card makes me think of my BFF who is the best woman, sister, partner is Christ I could ever have!!  LOVE you dearly, Sis!!!  Thank you for all that you do and for who you are!! You are the robot to my dance and the peanut butter to my jelly!! <3>

So there you have it everyone. Be sure to visit the other women on this blog hop.


"Welcome to the Practical Scrappers/Paper Secrets Blog Hop!  We are so excited to have you here today!  For this blog hop we are featuring the Ten Things Team from Practical Scrappers and members from the Design Team at Paper Secrets. Our topic for this hop is a fun, trendy one that will definitely catch your attention: wood! We have a collection of wood goodies from Paper Secrets to give away and you can get all the details on that below, but first here's the list for the hop!"

Blog Hop List

Here's what you can win from Paper Secrets!

You can do any or all of the following to get entered:
1) Be a follower here at Practical Scrappers
2) Be a follower at the Paper Secrets Blog
5) Leave us a comment here telling us which of those you did :)

You have until 11:59 PM CST on Sunday, August 25th to enter.  A winner will be announced early next week!