Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Try it Tuesday!!!

Hi everyone~ I thought today we would try a banner or two with Jenni {Bowlin} that is!!!  This banner was made out of the insert that comes with the bingo cards.  The mini bingo cards were perfect to make a "little" banner out of for a "little " guy!!!
Here is another one.  This one is using the numbers from a large bingo card.  The perfect size needed for this project.  The paper I used is Play Date by Jenni Bowlin. I added buttons, primas some doo-dads and there you have it.  I hope will make abanner and remember this Friday is the drawing for the Primas~so leave a comment or become a follower and your names goes in.  If I hear from you everyday, your name will go in that many times!! Have a good one and thanks for stopping in!!!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Craft Crossing Class ~ Penci

I <3 my little frame with the beautiful {Tim Holtz} grunge roses!!!!  This was a class at Craft Crossing a couple of weeks ago.  The fabulous Penci taught us these cool techniques by Tim Holtz!!!  We also learned about alcohol inks and what do with them ~ very fun!!!

We made these tags using Tim Holtz butterfly and of course Craft Crossing has a bunch of Tim Holtz products!!!! They do fly off the shelf ~ so don't put it off, go see Pam at Craft Crossing and sign up for Penci's class in October!!! It is going to scare you to death!!!

Thanks for stopping in today and remember leave a comment or become a follower and your name goes in for some Primas flowers!!! Make sure I can contact you.  I will announce the winner this Friday!!!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Claudine Hellmuth/Week12

Week twelve is finally here.  What a great learning experience this has been. I came away loving Claudine Hellmuth's paints by Ranger. The best paints ever!!!
This is our last project. We used all the techniques Claudine taught through out the twelve weeks.  She is such a TALENT!!!!

Check out Big Picture Classes~they changed their name but still offering great crafty classes!!!  Be sure and leave me a comment on my new blog look thanks to "Leah"!!!!   I think this calls for celebration ~ how about some Primas for RAK.
Leave me a comment or become a follower.  Make sure I have a way to contact you.  I will announce the winner next Friday!!! Who doesn't love Primas!! Have a good one everyone!!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Try it Tuesday!!!

Good morning!! Try it Tuesday is here.  I loved this pattern paper by Prima but I only had one sheet to play with.  I wanted to hand cut my embellishments out, so in order to do that I cut the middle out of the flower pattern paper.  That is were I got the flowers to cut out.  I added some leaves and pop dotted the flowers. So many times the pattern paper has wonderful embellishments to add to your layout!!!  I hope you will try hand cutting your embellishments out of the pattern paper - even if you have to steal them!!  Have a great day ~ see ya soon!!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Basic Grey/Olivia

I thought this paper pack was perfect for these cute pictures!!!  The colors in Basic Grey's Olivia just screamed me,me, me!!!! Oh how I love it when the paper matches the photos~this is a good example of that.  I used the Fiskars border punches and layered strips under the photos. A favorite technique of mine.
This one is a quick one. I cut out the  scalloped circle die cut shape by tracing a pattern I had on the Olivia paper.  I love these pictures!!!  Everyone having a fun time!!!  Thanks for stopping by and  be "crafty" tomorrow!!!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Darkroom Door news!!!!

What a great way to start the day !!!! I had this awesome news in my in box this morning!!!   Check out ~Darkroom Door  fantastic products!!!!

New Guest Artists!

Thank you to everyone who submitted to our Guest Artist Scrapbook Call! We had NO idea how many people would submit and we were blown away by the response. There is so much talent out there and it was so hard to choose! Please congratulate the following ladies who will be featured as a Guest Artist over the coming months:
Laura Achilles

Therese Broman

Rachel Clarke

Katrina Hunt

Sharmaine Kruijver

Sherry Mendoza

Connie Mercer  { me!!!!!!!}

Louise Nelson

Jowilna Nolte

Lisa Pate

Gina Rodgers

Katja Schneider

Fiona Schultz

Belinda Spencer

Erika Taylor

Louise Williams
These ladies submitted some amazing artwork and we're looking forward to seeing what they share with us on the blog! Please help congratulate them by leaving a comment here :)

We've also invited Jane Clark and Angella Peardon to be Guest Artists soon... so stay tuned!!! It's going to be so much fun!

Can't wait to get started!! Congratulations to ALL the ladies!!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Black n' white or color

Same photos scrapped two different ways~one of my favorite things to do!!! The pattern paper I used is by The paper Loft. I added some Tim Holtz fun stuff and of course Jenni Bowlin!!

The paper on this one is by Prima!!! The colors on this really make the photo's stand out.  Try printing a set of picture in black and white and then a set in color and scrapbook both sets.  Very fun!!!!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Try This Tuesday

What about a book out of cards!!!!  I recently made a book out of some 50th Wedding Anniversary cards for a dear friend and it got me thinking.....Christmas cards, birthday cards etc.!!! I made a cover a little bigger than the biggest card and covered  it ( chipboard)with pattern paper.  I then used my crop-a-dile to punch the holes in the cards.  I had planned on using the rings in the photo but they were not big enough so I used hemp.
This a photo of the inside  of the book.  I laced the cards on with a needle and went through the cards three times to make it nice and strong.  I did add a button as a "stop" so the hemp would not move so much.  This sounds hard but it wasn't at all!!! I hope you will try it.

Here is the finished book.  I added some decorations and don't you love the  metal numbers.  Those are from Making Memories and they were just perfect for this project!!!  Thanks for stopping in today and let me know if you try this!!!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Orange Blog Hop ***Winner****

Thank you all for visiting my blog and for all the kind words!!!  I will be giving this very "cool" tag punch as my RAK.  This is ideal for scrapbooking or card making.
The winner is :  Result: 17

which is: 
kellystar said...

OOOH--I love this frame...I'm going to steal...I mean "lift" this idea. Thanks for the creativity boost!

Congratulations!  cm

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Fiskateers Orange Blog Hop

Welcome!!!!If you are looking for some "crafty goodness" you have come to the right place.  If you have come from Fiskateer Debbie #352 you are where you should be.  If you have stumbled across our Fiskateer blog hop you can start from the beginning  at  Fiskateer Debby #2852.  Ok,  now that the house keeping is done lets get started.
I love to use Fiskars border punches!! I'm always looking for new ways to incorporate them into my scrapbooking pages.  One fun way is  to layer strips of pattern papers using the different Fiskars punches.  I will  be showing you how to make a frame and layer the punched strips of paper to the frame-making a stand alone frame or add it to layout, as I did.

The first thing is to cut two 1" x 9" and two 1"x 7" . That will make a 6" X 8" frame.  This will hold a 5" x 7" photo.
Overlap the top piece with the side piece to make the mitered corner. Cut in the middle of the two strips. Repeat the process for the other side of the frame.

The next step is punch your strips of paper using the same measurements given for the frame.  You will need 4 punched borders for the top and bottom and 4 punched borders for the sides.  Two borders for each piece of frame.  Use as many different shapes as you have or repeat using one shape. It's all good as Martha would say!!!

This is how your frame should be looking!! Pretty cool, right!!!

The next step is to adhere the strip of punched pattern paper to the chipboard strips that make up your frame.  I used the Terrifically Tacky Tape by Provo Craft but any strong adhesive will work fine.

The next step is securing the corners of the frame. I used the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher. A stapler will work just great also.

The finished frame!!!! If you use it as a stand alone piece -adding flowers or trim would make a beautiful addition.  I added mine to a layout and clustered embellishments on the bottom corner!!!

I hope you enjoyed this!! Leave a comment or become a follower of my blog and I will draw for a RAK on Sunday. Make sure you stop back on Sunday evening to see if you WON!!!  Your next stop or hop is to Fiskateer Johanna #2812!!! Have a great blog hop and thanks for stopping in!!!!cm

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


I was inspired yesterday by Besty Sammarco's blog . I couldn't wait to try it myself.  I don't have the round , percise rocks that she used but I did have a bunch of these. We grow these in Texas!!! I got my rub-ons out and had the best time.

I used some Claudine Hellmuth paint on  the dark rocks so the rub-on would show up better.  I don't use rub-ons much so this was a fun project to put them to good use. Hope you  will give it a try!!! Friday is the Fisk-a-teer "Orange" Blog Hop-so I hope you will stop by!!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Try This Tuesday!!

I'm running late today!!!  We are having crazy weather today, compliments of Hermie!!! I love using Fiskars border punches-I love to layer them. I have made borders along the edge of the paper or borders under the photos or a frame!!!
September 10th-11th I'm in a blog hop for Fiskars and I'm going to show you how to make this frame using the Fiskars border punches.  It's a good thing!!! I hope you will stop in Friday or Saturday and become a follower or leave me a comment and you will be in the "running" for some cool scrappy " goodies"!!! Hope to see you this weekend!!!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Love those tags!!

This is a banner I made using the vintage boy tags from heART of Scrapbooking. I wanted to make something fun and different and these tags made that easy to achieve.

The store carries different tags all made by Debby Lewis owner/designer for the store.  The other tags are vintage wedding, vintage girls and vintage boys - the ones I'm showing here.  I hope you will take a look-this is some seriously cool stuff!!!  Thanks for stopping in today and be "crafty" - it's fun!!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Week 9/ Claudine Hellmuth Class

I can't believe we are going into week 10. It has gone by so fast!!! This week was layering stickers and then painting over them and then peel off for the negative image to be revealed.  I outlined my leaves with a black marker.  I added hemp and an old "vintage" key.  I sprayed with glimmer mist also!!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great "crafty" day.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Queen..I've never been a Queen!!!

I've never been a Queen-but Debby of Debby's Dare and owner of heART of Scrapbooking says I'm one!!!! So I'm just going to enjoy the moment!!  She has a great online Scrapbooking store called heART of Scrapbooking I hope you will go take a look.  She has a wonderful blog called Debby's Dare which she shares tutorials scrapbooking techniques. Her blog is full of "scrappy" info!!!!  Go take a look and tell her I sent you and mark your calendars for the Fisk-a-teer blog hop September 10-11th.  I will be on the hop and will be offering a "cool" scrappy PRIZE!!  Have a great day and be crafty!!!!

Photo mats by Martha

I'm cheating again.  These are photo mats from Martha Stewart Crafts!!!  I put a piece of acetate plastic over the opening to protect the photo then just went to town and blinged it out!!!  I used Glimmer Mist on the frame to make it sparkle.

On this one I did the same thing just used different flowers and used half of a Jenni Bowlin butterfly!!  Added some Kaiser pearls and called it good!!

This one the same thing.  The beautiful flower on the right is from Prima - so pretty!!!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!!