Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Giving Honor, Thanks and Praise

Hi Everyone,

This may be late in the posting but it is never to late to give honor, thanks, and Praise to the many, many, many men and women who have and are defending our country.  The service you provide to our country is invaluable and there isn't enough we can say or do to show our gratitude for your sacrifice and service.  You are all truly loved and appreciated!!!

Thank you!  <3 nbsp="">

Solider Sam by Passion Stamps


Friday, May 24, 2013

Let's Help Oklahoma!!!! OK Strong!

Hi Everyone,

With everything that has happened in OK with the tornado, let's all play a part and help those in need!!

We have six days, but I know we can do it!


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

I Have Been Chosen - A New DT Member for Practical Scrappers

Hi Everyone,

I wanted to share this quick post and my excitement; I have been chosen to design for Practical Scrappers!!!   Isn't that exciting!!!  I was over the moon when I saw the message asking me to be a part of the team.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Christine for the opportunity to Design with such a talented and amazing group of ladies!!  I am super pumped and can't wait to get started.  I pray you will all join me over at Practical Scrappers:

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Practical-Scrappers/126782827680?fref=ts
On Blogger: http://www.practicalscrappers.com

Come play along with the challenges and get inspired by the oodles of talent!

It's gonna be soooo much fun!!


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Tag Tag Mini Album - Mini Album Monday #3

Hi Everybody,

So I have been on this Christmas plan making 5 cards a month until December so that I have 60 Christmas cards to send out onetime without rushing to get them done.  So with Christmas on the brain I have also been thinking about gifts and mini albums.  I had the idea to make a mini that looked like a tag that would hold tags for journaling and photos.  And since I already had my Christmas papers out I chose to go with the it.

This album was made using Cereal Box chipboard for the front and back covers and 5 sheets of 11x17 white card stock (which I happen to have on hand) for the tag pages, inserts, and pulls. (You could also use 8.5x11 card stock; ask me for instructions)  I took the 11x17 card stock, scored and folded it at 7"and then flipped it around and folded back the last 3" to create the bottom border pocket.  Then I cut the whole thing at 6 1/2" wide. the remaining card stock I user for the tag insert and the pulls.

Here is my tag tag mini album.

*** Lots of photos coming***

 I had such a great time making this album.  My Christmas colors for 2012 were blue and white and i wanted to keep the album with those colors only but then I came across that red and the album insisted that I use it. So my hands were tied and you know what, the album was right!  I love the pop of red in this album.

The tags and the pages will hold photo mats that will fit a full 4x6 photo.  I think it turned our great.  Thank you all for stopping by and I will see you next time for Mini album Monday.

What I used...
~Carta Bella Paper - Merry and Bright Collection - Christmas - Chipboard Stickers
~Recollections Bright and Jolly Paper pad
~Studio G Glitter glue
~Recollections® 8.5" x 11" Value Pack Cardstock Paper - White
~Fiskars Embossing Border Punch - Scalloped Daisy
~Favorite Findings Buttons- Snowy Splendor 8/Pkg
~Staples Cover Stock Paper, 11" x 17", White
~Twinery Twine
~Studio G ink pad
~The Twinery Twine - Shore
~The Twinery Twine - Stone
~Studio 112 Flat Adhesive pearls
~Walmart floral trim
~Recollections swirl rhinestones
~Mulberry and fabric flowers

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Gorgeous Inexpensive Laces For Sale

Hi Everybody.

I wanted to share with you a place to get some really gorgeous quality laces and super inexpensive prices, LuvUnlim8d (Love Unlimited).  In all my years of crafty I have come to the conclusion that though our hobby CAN be an expensive one, it DOESN'T HAVE TO be.  There are fabulous quality products out there that wont cost your first born or the monetary equivalent.

LuvUnlim8d (Love Unlimited) is a store that I have started to get beautiful laces and trims and won't lead you to the poor house after your purchases.  You may even see some projects I have made but that is another story.

Shipping is a flat rate fee of $5.95 and sent via the USPS. So domestically, you should receive your order within 3 days and internationally within 7.

Here is a sample of some if the laces you will see in the store.  Clicking on the images will take you right to the Etsy listing.

I will add more laces, trim and other goodies that I find so there will be something for everyone.  If you are looking for a particular item, buttons, pearls, paper, etc. Let me know so that I can add it to the store.

Thanks Everyone!!

Love you all and thank you for your support!!


Thursday, May 2, 2013

Recycled Journal using a Hardcover Book

Hi Everybody,

I am so excited to share this project with you.  I followed a tutorial by Marianne Kensington (click here for the tutorial), A Pocketfull of Vintage, on YouTube and used the Rosewood collection from Colorbok, which I adore, and created this recycled journal using a hardcover book.  I had such a blast making this one that I am on role making more of them.  Marianne did say they can be addicting.  I am even making one for Hubs because he has 5 pages left in his current journal.

I love all the layers, brads, flowers, fussy cut elements and trinkets on this journal!

A cross stitch binding method from one of Marianne's tutorials.  

I added a pocket to the front cover and created some decorative paper clips for use in the journal.

I am so proud of this journal and how it turned out!!  Thank you all so much for stopping by and seeing what's up in the studio.  A big Thanks to my sister Kenya for her input. Okay everyone, I'm out.   I will see you all next time.


What I used...
~Colorbok Rosewood Paper collection
~Colorbok Eathtones - Warm textured cardstock
~White drawing paper
~Recollections crocheted flowers
~Dress It Up Buttons
~Vinyl coated paperclips
~Hardcover book
~Nylon thread
~Gafer Tape
~Recollections Rhinestone Swirls
~Tim Holtz, Tea Dye Distress Stain
~Vintage Lace

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Layout Wednesday #1 - Dreams

Hi Everyone,

Today I share with you a layout.  Yes, I said layout surprising I know.  I am taking a break from the minis today, though I have plenty to show you, and sharing a layout instead.  I have been wanting to scrap this photo for a hot minute now and I just had not found the right layout or papers to use with it until now.

I love the wood grain paper from the Colorbok Homespun collection and pairing it with the blue just made this layout to me.

Here is my journaling spot...

A Prima wooden clock, Recollections crocheted lace, a doily, and 5 different blue papers from four separate Colorbok collections, a Making Memories brad, and Studio 112 sticker.

I found this antique brass latch from Home Depot and it came with five nails.  I used the Making Memories brads to attach the latch, then cut the heads off the nails and used glossy accents to attach the heads to the paper to look like I nailed the paper to the wood.

I wanted to challenge myself and use just two colors, brown and blue, for this layout.  So, I used 5 different paper stacks to complete this project.

A group of friends, hubs, my son (step-son) and I went out to lunch one Sunday afternoon after service and we ate way to much.  That comatose feeling you get after you've eaten a great meal, or the overwhelming sensation of wanting to pass out that you get is what we call "The Itis" (eye-tis).  On this day Father and son both caught the Itis at the same time and with camera in hand I couldn't help but capture this darling moment.

What I used...
~Colorbok Homespun - Wood grain paper
~Colorbok French Prep
~Colorbok Rosewood
~Colorbok Summer Sweet
~Colorbok Textured cardstock - Earthtones Cool
~Mamking Memories Brads
~Studio G Word Stickers
~Prima Wooden Timepiece
~Recollections Crocheted trim
~Antique Brass Lock and nail heads (from hardware store)

Thanks So much for stopping by and joining me for This Layout Wednesday installment.

Love you all!!