Wednesday, December 19, 2012

BFF Mini Album Share

It is always such a special treat to get to do girly girl stuff, especially when it includes pink!  A friend of mine requested 2 BFF books for her daughter & daughter’s BFF. It was just a ton of fun!


Flowers, ribbon, Chip Chatter letters & MME papers.  I made my own chipboard album pages, 8x8.  As you can see there was also a fair amount of sanding going on.  This not only looks really great, but when trying to get glue all the way to the edge, sometimes you get boogers.  And the sanding takes care of that.


Paint chip with a clear sticker sentiment (I think actually from a baby pack of Phrase CafĂ©), paper clip & heart button.  Stamping with paint on the other side, I love this big swirly stamp, I wish I could remember the company name! It’s actually stamped onto a sheet of acrylic, which you can sort of tell…


This view you can tell a bit better as the stamping is now on the other side.  Did a spray mist of paint on the purple side.


A similar page, but with a embellished flower accent.


I covered this flower with tape, and then folded & trimmed it to fit.  This was their nicknames for each other, and she wanted that in there.


She also wanted to capture some of their interests, like cats, and just being together.  The chip heart I painted & loved how it hung from the punched scallop edge.  More flowers, love ‘em!


American Idol lovin’…


Girl Scouts together… Stampin’ Up (I think) make these super cool girl scout stamps


School Memories


Big stencil numbers (love those!) and I nice sentiment with (more) flowers & sparkly jewels

Monday, December 10, 2012

Home is... Card Share

This was made to go with the coffee pot gift, as a housewarming.  I put it in an old CD envelope & the design showed through the window very nicely.  The stickers were just some leftover brush strokes that I am still very fond of.  I used my EK success circle scissors to cut the circle and used something square as the template for the house & roof (square cut on the diagonal).  Paper is Chatterbox, I believe.  A little inking and a cute punched heart round it all out.
Thanks so much for looking!

Birthday Card Share

This one is also sized to fit in an old CD envelope.  It is simple, but I like it.  Birthday stamp & candle are from Stampin’ UP!, paper is Chatterbox & cardstock is Bazzill Basics.
As always thanks so much for looking!


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

News from the Studio

I have been busy trying to find a new rhythm that allows me to not only design new product (I’ve been super successful there & have learned so many new ways to do things in Photoshop that are more efficient and just well, cooler!) but also to do some personal scrapping.  I started looking back over my page count for 2012 and I was shocked that I had only done a couple of pages.  So I’ve been determined to try and remedy that.  And new product always seems to help with that!  I have had several custom orders for product, to be used in weddings and other non-scrapping venues, and it has been a lot of fun.  If you have something you need, just email me.  Etsy has also redone a lot of how the shop works, and I’m totally digging that.  That I can now offer choices for styles and colors instead of having to have separate listings, or hope that everyone remembers to put it in the comments section.  Just makes the whole process quicker & more reliable.  So a big shout-out to the designers over there.  Have a great week everyone… and here’s a little sneak peak….


Friday, November 30, 2012

Gift wrap idea

A friend of mine needed a new coffee maker, so I guess you can guess what is inside….  At work, we receive a lot of paper packing material, it is usually as wide, if not wider than standard wrapping paper.  And it’s perforated so that’s cool too.  I really like the blank canvas that it is and have done this sort of thing many times.  I feel better because I am repurposing “trash”, I get to sketch, and I get to make it more personal to the person who receives it.  And it is sort of retro cool too!  And let’s not forget all the money you save by not buying expensive (or as much) wrapping paper!  With the holidays coming up, before you toss out that packaging, stop to think for just a  moment how you can transform it into something beautiful…

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Mini Album - Ladies' Retreat

This was the first year that the 4 of us went on the Women’s Retreat through our Church.  It was such a great, powerful experience to spend the weekend with women of faith and see how we are all fragile, yet so very strong.  For Becky,  I just wanted something so very pretty & girly because I thought it just really reflected her personality – bubbly and happy.  Even in the midst of hardship, she was always so full of joy.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

LO Share - Best Buddies

In honor of 009’s recent birthday…

Just a little something to show his relationship with his big brother.  Sometimes rocky, sometimes loving, always amazing!
This was an older eBay kit that never sold, so I decided to use it myself!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Baby Mini Album Share

This is just a little book I whipped up from some scraps and other odds & ends laying around for a friend of mine when he had his first baby.
I really just enjoy dumping my bin out & digging through stuff to find what I want to put in each book instead of always using stuff that is meant to go together.  Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Mini Book - Baby

This is just a quick little album I whipped up for a colleague of mine awhile back.  Lots of fun little stuff & used up goodies from my stash – everything from Making Memories, Bazzill Basics, DCWV, Prima & so many things in between.  Thanks for looking & enjoy!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

New listing in the Esty shop...finally

Well, I’ve been hard at work, but unfortunately really slow!  I’ve been so busy creating & making new product, I decided I needed to take a break & get some of it posted so you can see it.  Be sure to check out the store here…
As always, thanks so much!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Altered CD - Quick Teacher's Gift

I’ve made of of these, I think for each teacher my boys have had so far.  This was Zach’s kindergarten teacher.  Can’t say enough good things about her, she is just one very special lady.  This is just an old CD, some patterned paper scraps and some fun embellishments to dress it up.  I hot glued a couple of magnets on the back, and so she can hang it on her whiteboard, refrigerator, or where ever.


Sunday, March 18, 2012

Friends Card Share


Just a very simple, quick card made from scraps, and a chipboard flower.  I inked it with chalk ink so there is a small bit of sheen on it.  Fits inside a CD envelope – great way to use up all the “junk” we accumulate….  Enjoy!
Paper is Chatterbox & Cardstock is Bazzill Basics.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Love Card Share

These are just quick, easy cards that are so cute!  I think I spent more time sanding than anything else.  Cardstock is Bazzill Basics, Paper is Chatterbox.  It’s also a really great way to use up all of those extra Us you get… ;)

Friday, February 10, 2012

Happy Birthday Cards

These are all made using Crate paper & Bazzill Cardstock.  They are sized to fit in a CD envelope & have the pretty part show through the front. I’m sure postmen get tired of delivering junkmail too.  Why not send something that would bring a smile to their face too?


I used a super giga mega punch (3”) for the circle, hand drew the scallop.  Rubon is basic grey I believe, with a  Dymo label.


Fiskars punch on top & bottom, MME letter stickers, rubons are Gen-X.


Fiskars punch again on the top, hand drawn arrow & brackets with ink.  I used an old gift card for the middle.


Small circle punch (I’m sure I used my trusty ole Whale of a Punch), not sure who the stamp is.  Gen-X rubons again.


Very simple here, just a MAMBI Threads.


This one also very simple, punch for the candle, the stem is handcut.  Basic Grey rubon.


This time just a Making Memories embroidered patch


Basic Grey rubons with square punch. Probably used my Creative Memories dual square punch.


Back to the Ginormous 3” circle punch, a bit of ink, and a basic grey rubon.


7Gypsies sticker, with another Basic Grey rubon.