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