Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Valentine's Day Cards

Hello friends! I just wanted to pop in and share a couple of Valentine's Day cards I made for my sister. I used the Sweetheart Collection 6x6 paper pad by Doodlebug along with some Bazzill cardstock I had. The Sweetheart Collection has the perfect papers to make cards for boys and girls.


I used my cricut to cut out the hearts. A quick tip is to cut out several hearts of various sizes to keep on hand. As long as you have the image up and a whole 12x12 page of cardstock loaded - you might as well cut out several hearts to use later. It can be a great time saver!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

A Couple New Butterflies

After the hectic holiday season, having the flu then going on vacation a couple of weeks I finally had time to relist and make a few new butterflies. Hopefully next week I will be able to make more. I also want to make a few cards. When I do I will post them.

If you would like to see all of the handmade butterflies I have in my shop just follow this link:

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Black Friday / Cyber Monday SALE!

I have been busy the last few days marking items on sale & on clearance. Check out these links to see what bargains you can find:

Browse items ON SALE 10% - 15% off

Browse items ON CLEARANCE 20% off or more

These items will not be reordered so get them while they last!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Thanksgiving Day Card

This is a Thanksgiving Day card I made using Bo Bunny's Apple Cider paper, Magnolia's Tilda with Tag Gift stamp & colored it with Copics. I cut out a couple pumpkins from one of the papers and glued them over the gifts.

This is my first "official" card using the Magnolia stamps & Copic markers. I have had the markers for a couple weeks and have been practicing with them. They are so addictive aren't they! I have a lot more practicing to do but I love to color with them so that shouldn't be a problem. LOL

If you would like to purchase the paper, stamp and/or the markers, here are the links to the items in my shop:

Bo Bunny's Apple Cider Paper Collection

Tilda With Tag Gifts - Magnolia Stamp

Copic Markers


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

"First Day of School" Layout

Yep - my two grandsons started pre-kindergarden this year! And as you can tell by the photo they were super excited. Don't you wish the excitement would last another 12 years? Maybe when they get "senior-itis" I can show them this layout and rekindle it? ...or not.

I made the large flower by using Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Sizzix die. The paper is from an old book I bought at The Ole' Mill Store in Fisher, LA. If you are ever in central Louisiana you need to stop by this fun antique store. It's huge and has tons and tons of antique items!

Here is a close-up of the flower.  I inked the edges with brown ink, crinkled the petals a little bit then just stacked them up.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

"Present and Future Fans" Layout

Sometimes I have to make myself get away from all the flowers and girly layouts. They just come easy for me. My son always comments about putting flowers on the boy's layouts. For awhile I could use the excuse... "Their babies!" But now that they are four I guess I need to do more masculine looking layouts huh?

OK so the layout above has a flower on it. But hey - it's a manly flower. ;-) And I did put gears on it. It's a layout of when my son took the boys to see their first Chicago Cubs baseball game. Jessie has always been a fan of the Cubs, ever since Little League when his team was the Cubs. I think he just liked the uniforms.

Anyway - I used papers from Bo Bunny's Timepiece Collections. I hope you like it!

Monday, August 6, 2012

"Family" Layout

Here is a fun, simple layout that we will be doing in the next scrapbooking class. It features an older line of paper from Kaisercraft - the Chapter One Collection. But the colors are still so trendy! I love the teals, light blues and blacks. It's a very easy line to work with.

The photo is of (L-R) me, my brother Michael, my mom Stella and my sister, Terri. It was taken at my brother's wedding. It's one of the few photos of the four of us.

Well - I hope you like the photo and the layout! ...til next time...

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Purple Tag

I haven't completed one layout this past week! And I do feel the need LOL. All of my free time has been spent getting my Etsy shop up and running. I have 90% of my items entered. I have had great reponse so far, especially from people outside the US. It helped me decide on whether or not to ship internationally. Soooo.... I am going back through my listed items and adding international postage rates.

But I did not want a week to go by without a post on a project! Here is a tag I did a while back using a Prima mask and Glimmer Mist. These tags are great to do when you have finished a layout and still have all that beautiful mess around you. Just grab a tag (or blank card) and use up the scrap pieces and leftovers from your project. You will have a pretty tag or card and as a bonus... less stuff to put away!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

"November 2005" Layout

Well as you can see I am still going through some old paper lines. These are papers from TPC Studio's Grandma's Attic Collection. (Yea I know - way back to 2010!) :-) The photos go back even further to 2005. This happened to be my mom's last Thanksgiving here on earth and it was also one that was great! Lots of family, food and fun times. My mom loved to cook for us, especially during the holidays.
The bottom flower is handmade. I actually made it a while back but it was the perfect colors for this layout.
  1. Using a medium five petal punch, punch one flower out of light colored cardstock and another one out of a darker coordinating paper.
  2. Using a small five petal punch, punch one flower out of the same dark paper.
  3. The tiny flowers on the dark medium flower's petals were made by using one of my border punches. Flip the punch over and look at the bottom - slip the petal into the punch, line up to where you want the tiny petal to fall and punch!
  4. I then glued the two medium flowers together so that it looks like one flower.
  5. Layer the "two" flowers, off-setting the petals and add a brad.
  6. Paint the petals with your favorite stickles to add glimmer.
  7. When dry, add tiny gems to the punched flowers on the petals.
Happy Scrapping!

Monday, July 16, 2012

"Fun Times" Layout

Have you ever looked through your paper stash and thought "when did I buy that paper?". Well I did that today and knew I had to start using some of my older paper before I bought any of the new lines coming out... right? Ok - I have good intentions.

I made this LO with some older paper from DCWV - I think it came in one of those 12x12 paper packs. I like the orangey brown as it seems to go with all the browns out here in West Texas. ;-)

The picture is of my twin grandsons riding their "tractor". They live out of state and get to come stay at nannie's and papa's house two weeks every year. This year their visit was in Febuary. One of their favorite pastimes is riding their tractor. Hope you like it!
The "photo mat" effect I did with the photo was done using Photoshop Elements. Here is a link to the tutorial:

Have fun!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Sun Kissed

This layout was inspired by Angelica, using Prima's Almanac Collection. And we will be creating this LO in our next class on Saturday July 21st! I love this collection as it has soft colors and looks beautiful with the black accents.

I hope you like the layout! And if your in the Midland/Odessa area - come join us in class!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Ok... it has been awhile...

And for that I apologize. I have recently made a career change and now have much more time to devote to my favorite pastime... scrapbooking!
I have also opened my Etsy Shop (see the link on the sidebar). It will list tons of scrapbooking supplies at really good discounts. I just opened it today so there are only a couple items listed, but I will be listing more tomorrow.... I promise. :-)

So - welcome back. Drop by again soon... I promise to be here. :-)

Friday, March 25, 2011

Standing Still

Here is a layout I made with the "For All Time Kit". It is of my son with his Rodeo. The gears from Tim Holtz's idea-ology collection works great with these papers.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Class Projects: Wall Hanging

Here are a few of the class projects that were made during class this past weekend. TFL!

Kelly Murrell

Movita Luna

Sheila Anderson

Sunday, March 6, 2011

For love is of God...

Here is a layout I made of my son and twin grandsons. The picture is a couple years old, but it has always been a favorite of mine and just begged to be scrapped. :-)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Best Wishes Card

Here is a card I made to use as one of the examples for my upcoming class on distressing. I just inked the edges of the card and torn edges of the music paper.

I am really enjoying teaching the classes. Especially the beginner classes. It's fun to see people realize how fun scrapbooking can be. I am a historian at heart and love to pass on the importance of documenting our lives to pass on to our family.

Hope you like the card!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Live, Laugh, Love

Here is a LO I did of my daughter. It took me forever to pick out the right shades of blue! Sometimes I can pull papers for the LO and instantly think "that's it"... other times I change my mind over and over. LOL

The photo was taken by my very talented daughter-in-law Kristen, who is a photographer.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Dream Wall Hanging Tutorial

Here are the instructions on how to make this adorable wall hanging:

Project kit:

Step 1: Using your favorite glue (I used Studio Multi Media - matte) glue the background paper to the album refill page. Trim or sand the edges if necessary.

Step 2: Tear the accent paper into a semi-circle and distress edges. Glue onto the bottom of the project. Poke holes through the top of the paper. Don't worry if the holes are a little jagged. I also lightly misted it with a little Smooch Mist.

Step 3: Glue on the flower vine. (Use a thick glue such as Zip Dry)

Step 4: Using the Smooch Mist included in the kit, mist the letters. You can use any word that will fit on the project.

Step 5: Glue the letters onto the hanging. Arrange them in a slight sem-circle on top of the vine as shown.

Step 6: Arrange and glue on the large flowers. A thicker glue works best.

Step 7: Fill in with the small flowers and leaves.

Step 8: Now just attach the ribbon and hang! (I threaded the ribbon through the holes and just tied a knot in back.)