Monday, December 20, 2010

New Product in Shop

I’ve had these done for a bit, but just getting them posted to the shop amidst all the other hustle & bustle.  Perfect for those school pages or last minute teacher gifts/cards!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/64636708/iconz-school?fref=fb_itemlist

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Super Cute Door Hangers

These are some super-cute door hangers that I made for each of the obys.  The back is an old CD that I covered with the paper.  The ribbon is glued between the paper & disk & obviously is long enugh to slip over the knob.

Paper for Zack is My Mind’s Eye, letters are Chatterbox, Making Memories, Paper Studio and Lil’ Davis.  Stickers are 7 Gypsies.  Train is one of those little wooden pieces you can get out of the bin at Michaels or Hobby Lobby.   Add a picture and it is an adorable way to personalize a door in a very non-permanent (destructive) way.

 

Papers here are Junkitz, Letters are Making Memories, Paper Studio & Li’l Davis.  Sticker is Creative Memories & button is Dress-It-Up.

 

All told, I think it took about an hour a piece.  This is also a great idea for magnets and Christmas tree ornaments.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

LO - My Travels

This single page layout is from our Gatlinburg trip, first family vacation, back in 2003.  I was very pregnant with 000 & 003 was quite the handful.  This was back when I was first starting to be OK with my own handwriting on my pages and it is funny to think all I used to do was on the PC now all I do is handwriting.  Interesting to see the early days of that sylistic change. Paper is doodlebug, rubons are Creative Imaginations, I don’t remember where I got the charm and the ribbon is Offray, I’m sure.

I still struggle trying to go deeper with my journaling, beyond “just the facts, ma’am”, as I enjoy reading that.  But perhaps that is just a part of what makes me me, but I would like to learn how to make it more meaningful.  To tell a story, to get a person “inside” it.

Enjoy!

 

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Simply the best

For a website that is visually stunning & delicious, check out http://thecultivatedhome.com/ for all manner of amazing items.  Decorating ideas, inspiration & catchy new ways of using goods, be sure to check them out.  Simply amazing!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

A few cards to share

Here are some really quick cards that I made up from scraps when I was done with layouts and other projects.  It seems like I always have a large pile of card bases waiting to be turned into something….

These 2 both are Bazzill Basics cardstock with Provo Craft paper (at Michael’s).  Rubons are Basic Grey (I think!)

This is still Bazzill Basics cardstock but the paper is Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby) and then a Junkitz Rubon.

Just very simple and quick.  I like having lots of cards around as I usually am sending out lots too.  Thanks for checking them out!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Altered Letter - R

This was a very fun project, I think start to finish, a day.  Most of that time is in drying.  If your kids are into such things, have them help you tear up the paper.  I’ve learned putting all the torn up pieces in a Ziploc is a good way to shake them & get them all mixed up without making too big a mess.  Also, if you have to set it aside during the middle, it helps make speedy cleanup.  After modging all the scraps in place, you’ll want to put another coat on it to seal before attaching your embellishments.  You can’t see, but I also covered the backside.  I’m just like that.  I would sit there & think about how the backside isn’t finished all day if I didn’t do it.  So I did it.  But it’s not a requirement.  Just have fun.  Your kids might even like the modge part.  I like it when it gets all thick & sticky on my fingers, but I’m just like that, kinda weird… ;)  This letter is approximately 24” tall, I got it at Joann’s.  Hobby Lobby doesn’t have the great big ones (at least not the one here) but do have smaller ones if you want something smaller.  Michael’s also sells them.  Not sure how big theirs are.  You could do wood, this one is papier mache.  Again, that is not the important part, the having fun part is…

Papers are Daisy’Ds, French Market I think is the name of the collection.  Flower from dollar store, Prima flowers too, Bazzill Basics Chip toppers, 7 Gypsies stickers, pictures, various buttons & ribbons. NJoy!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

New product & facebook coupon

http://www.etsy.com/listing/62598540/tagz-bracket-months?fref=fb_itemlistOK, I've been using the Etsy app to link to the Facebook page when I post new product, but it goes to my account page, not my fan page.  So I posted from my fan page the link, but then forgot that I should have done it from here as this updates the fan page too.  I'm a little scatterbrained tonight!!  I've been really intrigued by page & photo a day/month/week/whatever you can do type projects so I have been making a whole slew of stuff for that.  I think I'm going to do some boy stuff next.  Anyway, here's the link & if you go to the Facebook page, you can get a coupon good at the Etsy store for 10%.  I can't believe they started doing that, it has been a big thing for me, I've wanted one for so long!!!

Anyway, here's the new stuff....
Bracket Tagz - Months

and you can get to the FB page on the right.

Thanks so much & have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

Facebook Coupon Code

Go “like” us on Facebook and get a coupon code worth 10% off your entire order!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

ATC Share

I’ve been busy this week getting new product created & ready to go up to the shop, also did some scrapping – made a cute little mini book for my dad, all 007 first year stuff.  Here’s an older project I’ve had done but not shared yet….

Finished size is 8.5x11, I used baseball card pockets for the interior pages.. It holds my growing collection of ATCs from swaps and such.  My Mind’s Eye paper, various stamps & chipboard letters, ribbon.  Prima flowers.  Bazzill Basics buttons.

TIA for looking!

Outside front cover

Inside front cover

Inside back cover

Outside back cover

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Sketch Journal

I know it has been almost forever since I have shared anything.  Really trying hard to find a pace & rhythm that doesn’t stress everyone out, but I still get stuff done.  I guess that is a life-long process!

This is a little sketch journal that I altered back when I first started going though my separation, as a way to try and work through the issues I was feeling & facing.  It then just sort of morphed from there.  Not really going to share anything on the inside as that is a bit raw, but will show you the pretty outside.

Paper is Gen-X, rub-ons are Making Memories, Stamps are Stampin-up and ??, flower is from the Dollar Tree or someplace like that.  Cover is sealed with mod-podge.

  

 

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Card Share

Hello all! Happy sunny Sunday (at least it is sunny here & it is beautiful – but COLD!)  Maybe these will help warm you up a bit!  All cardstock is Bazzill Designs, all patterned papers are Gin-X.  Loved her stuff, wish she would have stuck around.  Got to meet her once, very sweet, down-to-earth lady!

Just some punched scraps & a rectangle.  Perfect for adding a needed sentiment later.  And sanding, I love sanding!

Very cute, very simple.  Just some layered torrn paper, a flower & a brad.  Flower is Paper Studio, brad is Making Memories.

Just some left-over rectangles.  Flower is Jo-Anns, Brad is Making Memories.

Just good, ole paper here, lightly sanded.  Just add thought later.

Very simple, quick projects to do & what a way to use up left-over scraps from other projects.  I always do that.  And so I very seldomly have to buy a card.

Got some more product cooking for the shop, but took a break to do some scrapping and some organizing.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Tia's Retreat Book

Hello everyone!  Here is a simple little mini book I made for our retreat a couple years back for a friend who attended.  Very fun!  All papers are MME and the cardstock is Bazzil Basics.

Some doodlebug stickers & a flower from the dollar store.  The rub-on is Chatterbox.

A post-it note makes a nice little journal spot.  Sticker is Art Warehouse.

Scrapworks Hug, some ribbon, Bazzill Chip topper & I’m not sure where the square stickers came from.

Acrylic Piece from Joann’s.  Cross sticker from Jolee’s & the quote was from some KI Memories paper that I cut out.  Flower is Prima.

Ribbon, and the metal tag was from a Christmas collection from DCWV.

Thanks so much for looking!
Elle

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Cards, Cards & more Cards!

I’ve been working on ways to streamline my process and get to where I am actually doing less but sharing more.  Sometimes it involves tough choices of maybe just not sharing everywhere, and sometimes it’s about using technology to work for you instead of against you.  My twitter connection is still all dorked up, but luckily my posterous is working great!  So enough of all of that boring stuff, here are some of the cards I’ve been working on & that have been accumulating in my “need to share” list…..

All cards have the following supplies: Bazzill Basics Cardstock (various texture/color) and My Mind’s Eye patterned paper.  The products that vary are listed after the card.


GenX alphabet stickers.  I LOVE the fact that they are BIG!


Making Memories Jellies, 3” circle punch


Making Memories Jellies


Fiskars scallop punch, Bazzill Basics Chip Toppers


More Bazzill Basics Chip Toppers


Fiskars scallop, Bazzill Basics Chip Topper, File tab punch


Fiskars scallop, Bazzill Basics Chip Topper, 3” punch



Fiskars scallop, Bazzill Basics Chip Topper, 3” circle punch



Whale of a punch Scallop circle, TAG stamps, Dymo labels, Stampin-UP ink


Index tab punch, TAG stamps, Stampin-UP ink


Index tab punch, TAG stamps, Dymo labels, Stampin-UP ink



Index tab punch, TAG stamps, Dymo labels, Stampin-UP ink, Whale of a punch Scallop circle, 7Gypsies stickers, 3” circle punch



Prima Flower, 3” circle punch, Creating Keepsakes stickers


Whale of a punch Scallop circle, Bazzill Basics Chip Toppers


GenX alphabet

Wow, that was so much easier, thanks for looking!

Twitter -> FB update broken #bzdesign

Just wanted to let you know I had tweeted a few things that did not get updated onto FB properly.  Come to find out the link between my two accounts is broken.  I’m trying to get it resolved, but all I’m getting is that “twitter is over capacity”. Sigh…. But I promise I won’t give up!  The important part was to just let you all know that packages have been shipped out & most of you should already have them.  Thanks so much!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Monday, June 14, 2010

Rubber Stamps Listed!

OK, I was going to go the Amazon route, but unless I misunderstand, I have to pay $40/month to list something that is all mine.  If I want to list a duplicate of something that is already there, there is just a listing fee.. What?!?! Not so entrepreneurial-minded if you ask me! So, their loss, I listed them on esty instead.  I'm so excited to see something that is completely my artwork out there!



http://www.etsy.com/listing/49453916/hand-sketched-rubber-stamps

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Birthday Cards Galore

Here are some birthday cards I made from some scraps left over from a mini book project I did.  I love doing this as it really makes me think creatively, I use up stuff, so less waste, and I always have cards to send out! 

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

More WordZ

OK, I got the rest of the WordZ listed, that I have done, you can check them all out here... http://www.etsy.com/shop/BenzillaScrapping  I will be making more soon, so if you have any suggestions, send them my way, please!  Thanks so much & have a groovy day!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Beautiful Girl - Mini Album

Cute little mini album I made awhile back for a friend of mine...
All folded up....

Side one

Side two

Made from 1 12" cardstock & some pretty scraps I had left over.  Perfect for a brag book, fits right into your purse. NJoy & thanks for looking!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Cards galore

Here are just some various cards I made after a mini book project, hope you enjoy!

Very cute little happy birthday card

Similar style, cutout left over from making circles.....


and just a blank one to do whatever with....