Monday, August 29, 2011

Try It Tuesday~ this is a must try!!!!

Hi everyone~this is a super cool technique that Shimelle showed us {gals taking her Free class at 2Peas} yep~could be you too!  Anyway,  seven pictures on a single layout.  I loved that idea!  So here is my take on this sketch that you can find here~

The accordian piece will hold six pictures and then the mat beside it, the other one.  I'm not going to try to explain this because Shimelle does a video that is awesome.  The link is in this post to check it out!

Trying to show you how this folds in and then pulls out to view all of the pictures.  One of the spaces I used for my journaling.  I have done this sketch three times and I tweek it, each time, to my needs.  I love the fact that it holds seven pictures on one single 12 x 12 paper! 

My supplies I used are 3 Bugs in a Rug, Prima, Helmar 450 Quick Dry, Epiphany Crafts heart button Studio and Oval epoxy, twine and Bazzill cardstock.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will check out Shimelle's class 4x6 Love at 2 Peas ~ Tell her I sent you over!!!  See ya soon!!

All you need is Helmar 450 Quick Dry ~

Hi everyone ~I have been super busy using my Helmar 450 Quick Dry { best glue} in my humble opinion!!!
To make this that is all you need, really!!!  Some old thread spools and small plates, a little piece of material, buttons, ribbons ~ all the things a good crafter has around the house!!  I have more pictures posted here.  I'm up on Helmar's blog today so you can see more there. I would love your support!!!

Yes I'm CRAZY about this glue!!!! I'm also up on ScrapStreet today and if your hopping would love the support. Have a great day and see ya soon for Try It Tuesday!!!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

happy mail~

Just thought I would make a quick blog post and show you what was in my mail box Friday~

Super talented and sweet letters from "special peeps"~

and these~ love them all!!!!

Hugs and kisses from Nini!!! See ya soon!!!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Last Days of Summer Blog Hop!!

Hi everyone~ PSA Essentials is hosting a "Last days of Summer Blog Hop" this weekend.  Some of my favorite manufactures are in this hop.  The prize package is  incredible!!!  I wanted to share this with you so my readers could have a chance to win some great "glue" ~ I mean prizes!!!
Start over at PSA Essentials ~

•Urban Lily through Urban Swank:
•Really Reasonable Ribbon -
•Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker -

AND to be entered to win the GRAND PRIZE (over $300 worth of products!) remember to leave a comment on each of the 11 blogs participating!!! The winner will be picked on 8/29/11 so make sure to leave those comments!

Helmar Adhesieves~

Nikki Sivils~

PSA Essentials ~
Have a great weeekend and see ya soon!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Using my STASH~again............

I'm at it again ~using my stash that is.  I found Pink Paislee/Spring Fling Collection~gosh this has got to be 3 years old maybe more.  I used my Epiphany Crafts 14 round epoxy buttons as centers to the flowers and glued them on with my Helmar 450 Quick Dry.  I finally have proof the "grands" can pick up at the end of the day~the girls aren't smiling but Ash is !!!

I inked the edges of the embellishments and adhered with Helmar Zapdots!! Love those~
I have had a "little guy" for a couple of days and I'm starting to feel it but we have enjoyed him so much. Thanks for stopping by and see ya soon!!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Try It Tuesday~digging through my stash!

I have been digging in my stash and finding some really cool papers!!! Papers that I just had to have and never ended up on the cropping table, that is~ until today!!!

This is Fetching by Pink Paislee~remember that one!!  I have two sets and I still love the papers!! I used some Jillibean Soup, Jenni Bowlin, Claudine Hellmuth, American Crafts, Helmar 450 Quick dry,  October Afternoon, buttons and bakers twine with it!!

This one is fascinating by Pink Paislee.  I loved the die cut papers back then, heck I still love die cut papers!!  I still have tons!!!  I used Jenni Bowlin American Crafts, Helmar 450 Quick dry, Helmar Zap dots,  October Afternoon, Tim Holtz, original milk caps, buttons and ric rac!!  I really had a fun time with these oldies but goodies~revisit your favorites!! See ya soon!!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Ready, Set, Create celebrating 8 years!!!!!!!!

Hi everyone  it has been a super busy weekend with stuff other than crafting and creating.  I'm ready to hit the studio hard today so I'll have some super cool stuff to show you for Try It Tuesday~so be sure to stop by tomorrow.

What I will be showing you today is some gift sets I made for Ready, Set, Create magazine ( back issue).  This stamp is by Fresh Brewed Designs (Etsy shop).  I made gift tags with it and created this Coffee Mug set.  I love quick and easy little gift items that go together fast~makes life easier!!!

This is the same stamp and I made a pocket card { the one that you use half of a sheet of 12 X 12 paper and then fold into thirds}~easy, and you can stuff cute goodies in it and makes a quick, surprise gift!!

This is a cards set, stamp is by Crafters Companion. It is the fairy set, I used kraft  paper card sets and tied the cards with tulle and then added the tag!!  This was also in a back issue of Ready, Set, Create.
Ready, Set, Create is 8 yrs old this month and is running a super sale ~ 6 issues {that's a year} for $8.
It is a great magazine~has digital, traditional and hybrid cards, scrapbooking and altered art!!!
See ya soon for Try It Tuesday!!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

August Color Combo Blog Hop~

"Welcome to the August Color Combo Blog Hop, you should have arrived from so if that is the case, you are in the right place! So happy to have you visit my blog!  This was our color combo for August~loved these colors together.

and here is my take on these beautiful colors~

The papers are by K & Company and G.C.D. Studios/Melody Ross.  The stems are by Prima and the rosette flowers by the one and only T!M~
Thanks for stopping in and your next stop is to ~
Thank You Amy for putting this blog hop together!! Here is the complete list:     *****you are here*****
See ya soon!!!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Helmar to the rescue!

Helmar 450 Quick Dry is fast becoming an "old friend"!! All fixed!!
Tomorrow is the Color Combo Blog Hop~See ya soon!!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Craft Crossing class~a quad with Bo Bunny!

Get ready "my first ever " quad layout inspired by Shimelle is taking place at Craft Crossing this Saturday at 10:00.  It is using the fabulous Zoo paper by Bo Bunny!!!  It is 3 layouts with a cover attached making it a quad.  Call and get your spot reserved today.

This the first layout~we will also be working with the button studio by Epiphany Crafts  and we use Helmar 450 Quick Dry to adhere our buttons~so bring your glue and your button studio!!!!

Here is page 2 and 3~as you see they are connected and fold to make a cover and that will make page 4~

This was really fun to make ~so make that call and I'll see ya Saturday!!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Try It Tuesday~Doodle Board

Hi everyone, I'm back from vacation and had a fabulous time. I learned I can survive without internet for a week. I was able to get on a few times by visiting the local Starbucks and that was rough {not}!!! Before I left for vacation, I made one of my grands a doodle board for his birthday and that is what I will be sharing with you. So here we go~

I took an old frame, that I had on hand, and opened it up. I took out the inside cardboard and used Helmar V2 Vellum Adheive to adhere the pattern paper to the inside cardboard. Worked like a charm!! Adhered well with no bubbles. The paper I used was from Vintage Street Market. It was lined paper and had some "fun" on it too!!

After the inside was completed, I then decorated the frame with embellishments from the same paper line using Helmar 450 Quick Dry, to hold the embellishments in place. This glue is perfect for this type of project, drys quickly letting you continue to work.

I sealed everything with Helmar's Acrylic sealer. It is a great learning tool for practicing writing or doodling, which kids love to do. All they need is a dry eraser marker and an eraser.

I used Helmar 450 Quick Dry to glue the kraft envelope {by Maya Road} to the back of the frame which will hold the marker and eraser~my attempt to keep all parts together!!! My grand really enjoyed this  and I know I will need to make four more.  Perfect for those road trips!! Thanks for stopping by and I will see ya soon.

Monday, August 15, 2011

The Paper Bakery August kit is here!!

The Paper Bakery's August kit is here!!!!  I received the add on kit and these are the two layouts I did using that kit ~

The Lily Bee pattern paper was perfect for the photos I was wanting to scrapbook and the cute yellow puppy material that comes in the kit is just adorable ~ I'm telling you perfect for these pic's!!! I used glubers by Cosmo Cricket to make the flowers using the puppy material. You can go here for a tutorial on making the flowers!

I wanted to showcase all the photos and the Lily Bee paper was just what the pictures needed. I added a few  extra elements { buttons, Primas, journal card}to complete the layout! 

Hope you go check out the kit and tell her I sent you.  You can also find The Paper Bakery on Face Book and would love for you to "like" her fan page. Thanks for stopping by~tomorrow is Try it Tuesday so I will see ya soon!!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Adhere with Helmar in August!!

August challenge is up over on Helmar's blog!!  Adhere with Helmar in August!!! Love it!!!
I have mine done using this awesome sketch by Lydell Quin , one of the Helmar Design Team gals that is super talented!!!  Helmar is giving away prizes every week on their Face Book page also~so  go "like" their fan page and get in on the action. 

I used Jillibean Soup pattern paper, Epiphany Crafts button studio {14 round bubble cap} and the fabulous{multi talented} Helmar 450 Quick Dry Glue on this beauty!!
When you get yours done~be sure to post it on Helmar's blog ~ Tracy loves giving out Helmar goodies!!!Great project for the weekend~See ya soon!!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Paper Bakery~ August kit almost here!

Hi everyone~hope you enjoyed the blog hop yesterday. I enjoyed making my way through the blogs and looking at 10 things~
This is a sneak peek, from Sarah over at The Paper Bakery.  The August kit will be out in a few days and I have done a couple layouts with the add on kit and it is super cute!!   Take a look at the blog for more information on the kits.  The Paper Bakery needs some blog followers and "likes" on their Face Book fan page ~ tell her you came from Crafty Goodies!!! 
 I'm up at Helmar's blog today ~ would appreciate the shout out!! Have a wonderful weekend {it is almost here}. See ya soon~ 

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

10-things blog hop

Time for 10-things on the tenth of the month.  You can start the blog hop at Shimelle's blog ~ hope you enjoy!! I am showing you ten things from my trip to Florida and while I was in Florida. Yes, they have antique stores, but junk stores { not so much}.  I love shells so Your gonna see some of those too~
So here we go~

my favorite find of all~

a project in mind with these beauties~

a reproduction but I still love it & the shells ***sigh***

super find ~ love the colors of thread

old jello molds ~

these are small {about the size of a nickel} floral frogs ~ so cute!!!

not old but bought in an antique store~pretty !!!

I don't know what it is but I can't walk past old keys and chandelier crystals~

fabulous find,Tim would love this~

I have plans for these old zinc lids~
Thanks for stopping by ~leave me a comment and tell me what your best "find" ever was!! Would love to hear about it!! See ya soon!!!