Thursday, June 30, 2011

Buddy~you made the cover!!

It's late and I'm giddy~I just found this !!!!

see ya soon!

Fabulous odds and ends~

Hi everyone~I have been super busy being crafty and unfortunately I can not share yet ~ but I can't wait!!!
I do have some projects that I did for Ready, Set, Create that I have not posted ~This is sweet little bird house set~the paper is by Cosmo Cricket.

This is a journal I did using Jenni Bowlin, Tim Holtz and the ink is by Clearsnap.  I added trim and the bird is embossed ~ hard to see that though.  Fun project, almost ready to use it!!

This one a gave away as a birthday gift to one of my favorite peeps!! The flower is stamped out {Wendy Vecchi) and painted with Clearsnaps Smooches ~very fun!!!  The paper is  by g.c.d./Melody Ross.  The butterfly is by Jenni Bowlin.  Thanks for stopping in today~I'm looking forward to seeing the "grands" this weekend and my kids.  Much to do ~ but I'm taking a rest! See Ya Soon , friends!!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Try it Tuesday~

Hi everyone~welcome to Try it Tuesday!!  I was going through my scrap box and came across some old Scenic Route paper with these lovely stars!!  It paired perfect with this Pink Paisley paper of a few years back~

The star chipboard piece is by Bazzil Basics and was sprayed with Shimmerz.  I opened the bottle and let some of the paint drip on the star. Love that splat look!!  The sweet little flowers are by Maya Road ~wish I had more of these!! They are the perfect size and colors for many projects~ and my project would be complete without Jenni on it somewhere ~ the round journal spot is by Jenni Bowlin!  Get those scraps out and see what you can make!! You will feel like you got something for free~Thanks for stopping by and I'll see ya soon!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Spring Party~with Helmar and Nikki Sivils!

Hi everyone~today Helmar is partnering with the fabulous Nikki Sivils for the entire week.  I had the opportunity to work with her paper line called "Summer" even though the name of my blog post is Spring Party, here in Texas, Spring is close to Summer so the paper was a good fit!!  I had so many cute pictures, I decided to do a double layout.

The papers are so cute and the images are adorable for children~the papers included a banner, so I took advantage of that!  I traced my lines on the paper and then sewed with floss to get the line that would hold my banner. I attached the banners pieces with Helmar's Zapdots

The heart buttons are by Epiphany Crafts.  The dew drops by The Robin's Nest were adhered with Helmar's gemstone glue.  On the small pieces of pattern paper I used Helmar's Professional Acid Free Glue, with a paint brush, to adhere them to the paper.  A great way to get the glue right where you want it.

I enjoyed working with Nikki Sivils beautiful paper line, it could not have been more perfect for what I was wanting to scrapbook.  On a side note, the Spring Party ended up costing Nini and Grandy about $75.00 ~next time I'm told to bring mayonnaise and turkey sandwich that's what I'm going to do ~ maybe, probably not.  Thanks for stopping by today ~ see ya soon!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Gift envelopes~Darkroom Door's fabulous photo chips!

This came to me in the middle of the night~really, so no sleep for me.  What a sweet little gift holder that you can tuck your small gift in and it will be so pretty ~ it is ready to be given.   These are 3 1/8 x 3 1/8 envelopes by Canvas Corp.  The front is 4 X 4 by Darkroom Door ~ Photo Chips ~ Love Letters.

I used Helmar's Professional Acid Free Glue to glue the photo chip to the front of the envelope.  The embellishments are by Crate Paper ~ all of these supplies, except for the envelopes, can be found at Craft Crossing for you local peeps!!  

The stamp is by Crafty Secrets and Craft Crossing has it ~ tell her I sent you!!

and here is a close up ~ Thanks for stopping by today and see ya soon!!!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Tag booklet using Darkroom Door Photo Chips~

This is a tag booklet I made while guesting for Darkroom Door. My idea was to give the tag booklet as a gift so the recipient, when needed, could just take a tag off the ring and attach it to the gift ~ quick and easy!

This is the first tag ~it has a pocket for a treat and a place for your sentiment to them!

I'm posting a few of the inside tags~these are made with Darkroom Door's Photo chips~I love using these.  Such a clever and beautiful product!!

Here is another~I used a Prima vine on this, just to add a little sophistication.  All paper products on this is by Darkroom Door.  Thanks for stopping by ~ see ya soon!!!  PS~ I have 4 flower kits made up and the first 4 peeps to email me your addy gets them.  You can see the flower here. Please email ~it is on the side bar of my blog!!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Try it Tuesday~ buttons!!

I love buttons~they are one of my favorite embellishment~the older, the better.  I have a fondness for the old mother -of-pearl buttons.  They absolutely make my heart beat faster!!  I'm always on the look out for new ways to use them~I made a minature flag to put on a wreath and though, hey~why not a card. So here ya go~

I used my scrap box so I have a little of this and that. The paper is by Scenic Route~ the flag part is out of old music paper.  I used Claudine Hellmuth paint and glued it all together with Helmar's Acrylic sealer!!
I coated the area where I was placing the buttons and then put them on.  I went over the covered area with the sealer and let it completly dry for a couple of hours!

Craft Crossing is having a card swap today at 11:00 so this is mine for the swap!! I would love to hear how you use buttons or if you have a fondness for them LOL!!!  Have a great day and see ya soon!!

A couple cute ones~ and a **winner****

Happy Monday everyone~hope you had a fabulous "all about dad weekend"~ I talked to my dad on the phone ~so sweet!!!  Love him so much!! The layouts I'm sharing today were published in Ready, Set, Create a while back~so I thought Iwould share them.
I use this design when I have two pictures to showcase~it is prefect!  The paper on this one is My Mind's Eye and it is several years old.  The vintage feel of the paper is so soothing!!

This one is using some kraft cardstock and some vintage Jenni Bowlin!  I sprayed it with some smooch spritz  by Clearsnap, added some Prima's for a cluster along with the journaling~
I love using Kraft cardstock!!!  *** and the winner*** from Saturday's blog hop is:


Pam Wendt said~
I love what you did with these colors - boy, talk about rocking a challenge! This is a great layout, and those ric rac flowers are just too cute for words!
Drop me an email with your address and I will get your goodies in the mail!! Thanks for stopping by and I'll see ya soon for Try It Tuesday!!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

June Color Combo Blog Hop~

Welcome to the Color Combo Blog Hop!  This is our fabulous color palette we were to work with~it was very challenging for me but I'm happy with my results. So glad you are here!!!

If you arrived from Michelle's  you are in the right place! If you are here and didn’t come from the previous blog, I am listing the hop below my post so you can go start back at the beginning if you wish!  OK, let's get started~

My sis came through for me on the paper~ she had the perfect paper by My Mind's Eye.  I used a sketch by Shimelle for this and just adapted it a bit.  That is one thing I love about sketch's they are great starting points and you never know where you will end ~

I used glubers by Cosmo Cricket to make the ric rac trim flowers and the centers are made from the Epiphany Crafts button studio (round 25).  Helmar 450 Quick Dry works perfect to glue the centers in the flower. I added some black pearls by Kaiser to complete the flower.

Thanks for hopping by today~I have listed the blog participants below so you can pick up the ones you have missed.

Here's the order:    *****your here******

*******RAK Alert********
Leave me a comment and follow my blog and I will pick a winner for some Crafty Goodies!!! Thanks again Amy for putting this hop together!!!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Simple cards with Darkroom Door~

A simple little set of cards~I love simple and clean!!! but to be fair I love it all~
These are from Darkroom Door's fabulous line of photo chips.  These make super easy and beautiful cards!  They also sell the word strips that work perfect for adding your sentiment ~ so cool!!

Here is another design.  They come 6 to a package and many different themes~the perfect tool for card making.  They would make super cute covers for 4 x 4 mini books~going to work on that.   and remember Craft Crossing has a supply of Darkroom Door products!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you get your glue {Helmar, that is and your Epiphany Crafts} and have a crafty weekend~I will be in a Blog Hop tomorrow and will be offering a RAK ~ so hope you make plans to stop in.  See ya soon!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Did you see it?

Today goes in my book of "little thrills" ~ just had to share.  Epiphany Crafts was on Home Shopping Network today and so were my little book marks~ I made using my Epiphany Crafts punch and charms!!!

here's the proof~

so cool~thanks for letting me have my moment ~see ya soon!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Try it Tuesday~book marks with Epiphany Crafts

Hi everyone~glad you here!!!  These are some super cute book marks made with the Epiphany Shape Studio~ the round 14 and round 25. The paper is by My Mind's Eye~has glitter on it and is super cute!! Perfect to make some sparkly book marks out of.

This one is using the Epiphany Studio round 14 placed in the metal charm. The felt flower is by Epiphany Crafts and is called Mint.

Love this one~I used the round 25 with a round 14 mounted in a metal charm.  The flower is handmade using trim and glubers by Cosmo Cricket.  The corner chipboard pieces are by Bazzill Basics.

On this one I used the 25 round and the 14 round with a charm.  The flower {frayed flower-Cherry} is felt and is by Epiphany Crafts.  These flowers are just a few of what Epiphany has in their line~super cute stuff!!!

This is how I finished off the back.  The stamp is by Stampabilities~The size is a 4X4, find the center and make your point~then decorate and make your own!  What great little gifts these~easy to mail or drop in with a gift.  Now the exciting part~June 15 {that's tomorrow} on Home Shopping Network~Epiphany Crafts will be on and if you look real hard you might see these book marks!!! whoo hoo!  I hope I see them:) The time will be 11:00am and 6:00pm EASTERN standard time  Have a wonderful Tuesday~Thanks for stopping in I'll see ya soon!!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Dancing with Helmar and Best Creations~

Hi everyone~This week Helmar is partnering with the fabulous Best Creation Best Creation makes, super cute, pattern papers for the kids in your life.  I just happen to have an aspiring ballerina and the Ballet Princess line, by Best Creation is perfect.  So cute and I love the embossed, glitter images on the paper!  Any little girl would say~I want that sparkle paper!!!

I used my favorite Helmar products to make sure the Prima's stayed in place and the cute polka dot paper adhered to the metal frame.  I used Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive for that.  I used Helmar Professional Acid Free Glue on the layout {inside the frame}. 

The foundation for the corner cluster is built from the Best Creation journal  shape.  I used  Helmar Zapdots to put between the journal shape and the glass on the frame.  The rhinestones were put on with Helmar Gemstone Glue.

I enjoyed working with the Ballet Princess by Best Creation~
 and I'm sure my granddaughter will love this!!!  Thanks for stopping by and see ya soon!!!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Best buds~

Don't you love brother and sister love~these two are really  "buddies"  I love listening to them laugh or bossing one another ~ such sweet faces!!  This layout was published in The Big Book of Scrapbook Pages.  I used Fancy Pants, Prima, Jenni Bowlin, American Crafts and Making Memories to assist me in building my layout!!!  Two of the corners has a bit of hand stitching ~ because they were keeping me in stitches!!  Silly kids~
For the local people ~ Craft Crossing has the book on order ~ so it will be in house, soon!!!!   Thanks for stopping by and I will see ya soon for Try it Tuesday!!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

10 things~

Every month on the 10th I will be joining a blogging event called 10 Things~If you are familar with my blog ~ you know I love all things vintage~so that will be what I focus my 10 things on.  This month I have taken 10 photos of my studio showing you some "vintage flair"~enjoy!

Old fashion scales and  pretty salt shakers~

An old citrus crate made into a small cabinet~I keep jenni in this!

Old books and "wisdom"~

All kind of goodness~

More old books and spools~

Pure inspiration~the trunk belonged to my dad's mother~it was headed for the trash until I pulled it aside~

More spools and ribbon spools~

Handmade vintage tool chest~favorite find of mine~

Vintage match box holder ~I have vintage crystals in it~

My people~
I hope you enjoyed my studio tour~If you would like to follow more blogs~head over to Shimelle's and pick up more blogs to visit.  Thanks for stopping by and I will see ya soon!!