Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Helmar and FabScraps and December news!!!

This week Helmar is partnering with FabScraps from South Africa!!!!  The black circle flowers are by FabScraps as is the chipboard focal piece and the pattern paper. The flowers came as a border and I cut then off to make them separate. I used Helmar 450 Quick Dry to glue the flowers and chipboard to the paper.  The buttons are sewed on.

The alphas are by American Crafts. The journal round is by Elle's Studio {love their goodies}  I used Jenni Bowlin's acrylic paint for the chipboard. The buttons are by Buttons Galore and more. No sketch this time~just started with the chipboard piece.

Lots of news to share~My class at Craft Crossing this Sunday Dec.4th @ 2:00~ hope to see you there.  Helmar is having a Holiday Blog Hop{Dec. 3 & 4th} showcasing Helmar products. Rumor has it Tracy is giving out some glue prizes!!!  The December issue of Ginger ScrapStreet is coming out December first and I have a tag card in the issue!!  Epiphany Crafts will be showcasing Crate Paper and Pebbles along with the EC Star and Scallop shapes in December~did you know Epiphany always has give-aways on the blog?  Just leave a comment in the comment section~
The Paper Bakery has their Limited Edition kit and the December kit debuting on the 15th.  One more~Ready, Set, Create e-zine will be out December 1st.  Tons of inspiration coming your way!!!
See ya soon~

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Try It Tuesday~a journal and a sneak look!!!

Hi everyone ~hope you had an awesome Thanksgiving and got your full of Turkey and trimmings!!!! I started out with The Paper Bakery's November add on kit and a composition notebook. I used the Echo Park papers and covered the front and back and inside covers. I then took Claudine Hellmuth's sticky back canvas and trimmed out the edges, so no raw paper edges were exposed.

I then started laying my design out on the front, deciding what will go where. The material in the kit is so fun and I knew I wanted to make a Gluber { by Cosmo Cricket} flower { I had enough material to get two flowers} I loved the trims in the kit~so vintage Christmas to me~the blue foil trim!!!

The inside of the composition notebook has a large pocket for receipts or notes. A great notebook for keeping track of all of those peeps you buy Christmas gifts for. I added some rubber stamps and inked all the edges. All of the embellishments were adhered with Helmar 450 Quick Dry!!!

Another view of the front~and the bottom photo, a view of the back.

Love how it came out and it will last for many years to come!! This kit is full of handmade embellishments that are sure to please!!! All the details on how to become a monthly subscriber are Here Remember the weekly sketch and the Design Team Call!! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!!

Don't tell anyone {I mean tell everyone}Sarah sent me a sneak of the Limited Edition kit that is coming out December 3rd~and when she says limited ~that means twelve kits!!!!! Contact her through the blog and get one set aside for you!!! It looks crazy GOOD!!! The sneaks are HERE

I don't know what got into her but she also sent me the sneaks for the December add on kit!!! So take a look~

So there you go~crazy GOOD!!!! You can contact her through The Paper Bakery Blog!!!! Have a wonderful day and see ya soon!!!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Paper Bakery's October project kit scraps~looking fine!!!!!

Hi everyone~hoping you had a GREAT Thanksgiving!!! I sure did.  I missed seeing some VIP's but hoping I will see them soon.   This is a card set I did for The Paper Bakery using the scraps from the October project kit.  I love using scraps and making just one more thing~

I ended up splattering the karft cardstock with white acrylic paint~love how it came out!!!   The chipboard is glued on with Helmar 450 Quick Dry. Sweet set!!!

Contact Sarah at The Paper Bakery to get your subscription to future fabulous kits.  Her kit has handmade items in it ~that is what I love the most about The Paper Bakery's kit!!! So Unique!!!!

Enjoy your Sunday~Try It Tuesday will kick off the Christmas holiday's with all kinds of Christmas crafts.  December 3rd & 4th is Helmar's Holiday Blog Hop.  I'm sure there will be blog candy.  My muffin tin class using Darkroom Door's Dear Santa Collection is December 4th for you local peeps.  Give Pam a call at Craft Crossing to save your spot!!!
See ya soon for Try It Tuesday!!!!

Friday, November 25, 2011

One last Fall post with Epiphany Crafts~

Hi everyone~I'm full of turkey and Blessings!!!! Had a wonderful time with the kids~they are so fun {even the big kids}!!!! I have one last project for fall before we start on Christmas.  This layout is done using Bo Bunny pattern paper and Epiphany Crafts oval bubble cap.  I used the EC oval cap to make pumpkins for the layout.  The leather flowers and leaves are by Prima!!!  Here is a chart on how the oval bubble caps are laid out to form the pumpkins.

I glued them together using Helmar's 450 Quick Dry.  I used a leaf punch by Creative Memories and added it around the stem of the pumpkin.  Have a great weekend and I'll see ya soon!!!!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving~

Happy Thanksgiving everyone~I'm hanging out with my sweet family.   We are putting the Christmas tree up and just enjoying each others company~
I made these cutie's today. The idea of is from the Tim Holtz blog~take a look!!! He has a tutorial on making the Rosette's~very cool!!!

Here they look on a pie~

Have a great Thanksgiving!!! Count your many blessing name them one by one!!
See ya soon!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Try It Tuesday~pumpkins and turkeys

Thanks for stopping by for Try It Tuesday!!!  I wanted to share with you this thankful card and how to make the pumpkins~all you need is a round shape or an oval shape. Either one will work. Use a punch or cut them out by hand.

Overlap one and two on three. Use Helmar Zap dots to add dimension.  Cut a piece of brown cardstock for the stem and add some leaves.  I didn't do this on these but you can also use bakers twine and make a vine by running your twine through Helmar's Acid free.

The inside of the card looks like this. I added a book mark to the corner of the card.  The book mark is a 3" x3" square , the sides folded in to make a point~like a tent.  Here is another example of the book marks are HERE~I know you all are just dying to see our turkey~living on a ranch and all.  We actually have two turkey's that hang around this time of year. 

The grands really like this guy but me I love this GUY~

This guy is going on 28 years!!! Have a great week and I'll see ya soon!!!

December 3rd & 4th ~ Helmar is having a blog hop.  The design team is ready to blow your socks  off and we will be giving some glue prizes out!!!! Mark your calendars ladies!!!!!

Monday, November 21, 2011

The Paper Bakery ~ sneaks are up!

Hi everyone~hope you had a fabulous weekend.  Hubby and I got our groceries for Thanksgiving and I got some work done on a big project for January.  So happy about that!!!!
I was in contact with Sarah from The Paper Bakery and I talked her into sending me sneaks for that Special Edition kit she is putting together for the first part of December. Let me tell you ~ It's looking a lot like Christmas ~ fantastic kit!!!!!

One of my Favorite things that pulls Sarah's kit {The Paper Bakery} away from other kits is she hand makes some of the embellishments that are in the kit and she finds usual, one of kind embellishments! Love, love, love that!!!
I'm always looking to see what cool, different embellies she will put in the kit! Kit details are HERE.

These are just gorgeous!!!!  If you are wanting this kit just shoot her an email {} or leave a comment on the blog and I'm sure she will get you fixed up!!!  This is my last month designing for The Paper Bakery~I have loved every minute of it and what a great perk~getting to know Sarah and the DT~amazing talented girls!!!  Information for the Design Team call is on the blog.


I'm up over on Darkroom Door's blog today with some Christmas goodies~would love for to check them out. Beautiful stamps!!! For you local peeps my muffin tin class {I did for Darkroom Door} is Dec.4 @ 2:00 at Craft Crossing.  Check out Craft Crossing's blog ~she a ton of Darkroom Door's fabulous stamps sets in stock~ Call and save your seat!

Have a great day and I'll see ya soon for Try It Tuesday!!!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Re-purpose this~

Just a quick post to show you  a couple of re-purpose items~ I love finding something cool and finding a new purpse for it.  I got this bullet at a show a couple of weeks ago ~

It now holds my "go to" brushes!!!! Here is another one ~

Love these~we collected so many of these for years, to put in our new home~this black set was not used  on a door but look at how cool this is~

Tim Holtz tissue tape never looked so good!!!! Have a great weekend and see ya soon~

Friday, November 18, 2011


Do you remember Foof-A-La?  It was a paper brand out a few years ago.  I always loved the color tones ~ the vintage feel it had.  I had a few sheets left so I worked it up~
I also used Prima, October Afternoon, American Crafts and some loose buttons I had.  I used Helmar Acid Free to adhere.

I machine sewed the little banner under the photo~ so cute! Sweets is really growing up fast, I love this picture of her.  The stars were aligned ~  Thanks for stopping by things are really getting busy.


I have the muffin tin class{I did this for Darkroom Door} at Craft Crossing December 4th at 2:00 ~ call the shop to save your spot.  That same weekend Helmar is having a Holiday Blog Hop ~ from what I hear Tracy is giving away some glue!!!
Epiphany Craft's blog has great fall inspiration on it everyday and The Paper Bakery's November kit is sold out but Sarah is putting together a "Special Edition Kit" that will be out early December!!!!
I want to invite you to visit us over on the ScrapStreet Blog wonderful inspiration~all kinds of paper crafts! The next edition will be out January 1, 2012.   Also in December, for Try It Tuesday I will be showcasing Christmas items and ornaments and I'm sure a "Crafty Goodie" give~away!!! That is my news !! Have a great weekend~see ya soon!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Helmar, you blew me away~

This past Friday I received my Helmar DT box~let me just say it was everything and some more!!! I had no idea we would get the kind of supplies we did.  Just to name a few Maya Road, FabScraps, Authentique, Buttons Galore and More, Elle's Studio, Bella Blvd, Susie Bee Studios and tons of awesome Helmar glue!!  But there is always a but**** also in the box was Faber-Castell art pens and pencils****such a surprise.   OK the box~this is a stationary box my mom gave me a few years ago and I thought it would be perfect{hubby made some internal adjustments for me}to house all of my Faber-Castell art supplies.

I'm loving that they will all be in one place and easy for me to work out of {the box that is}.  I still have room for more sets.  The next thing we got a lot of was May Arts ribbon.  So pretty!!!! I wanted all of my May Arts ribbon to stay together so I would know that was the manufacture of the ribbon so I did this~A great use for an old Sears and Roebucks cloths hanger!!!!

Several of the Helmar girls have done video's of their haul. You can find the Helmar DT blogs listed on the side bar of the Helmar USA blog here.  If you want to see what we will be working with for the next 6 months take a look at the video's.  Thank you to all of the Helmar partnering manufactures and to Tracy ~sending hugs and blowing kisses your way!!!!!! See ya soon!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Try It Tuesday~gift card holder

This is that perfect gift for the teen in your life!!!  A gift card holder that will hold 4 gift cards from their favorite fast food!  So here we go ~

You will need 2 strips of pattern paper ( I used Authentique) cut 12"X3". You will score both of them at 4" and 8" making an accordion.  The next thing you do is lay them side by side to attach them together.

I used double sided tape and then covered with Tim Holtz tissue tape.  Makes a very nice hinge. Do both sides.

You will have 6 sections~glue section 2 and 3, back to back and section 4 and 5, back to back. I used Helmar's Craft glue to do this.

Side note: this picture does not show the two sections glued back to back ~ so don't get confused.  Go ahead and glue on your Canvas Corp mini envelopes (that will hold your fast food gift cards).  You are ready to decorate your envelopes and buy your gift cards.  

I used the Marvy (pink) scallop punch and the Marvy (blue) oval punch to make my labels for the envelopes.  I added mini letters to name the envelopes.  I used Helmar's Craft glue for this project.
The Pumpkin on the front is the Tim Holtz die and the orange button is Jenni Bowlin. For you local girls Craft Crossing has these supplies!

If you want another version of this mini gift card holder go over to The Paper Bakery~I have a Christmas gift card holder up using Echo Park paper (from the November add on kit)  Hope you stop by and say hi!!!
See ya soon!!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

A pocket with Darkroom Door~

Hi everyone I wanted to show a quick, cute way to make a pocket out of the Darkroom Door Tag Stamp set. I stamped out two large tags and cut them out. I  took a pencil and marked my pattern paper with a line to mark where I wanted the tag to be placed.  I then took my X-Acto knife and cut the pattern paper the length of the two tags together.  I adhered my 11"X11"  to the 12"X12" paper.  I then formed a pocket for the kid art.

I then adhered the two tags on my pencil mark making my pocket. The art work is actually between the two papers and the tags are the front of the pocket.  I then used twine and a Jenni Bowlin button to give the pocket a complete look. The paper is by Jillibean Soup. This is the tag set I used~You can find it here.

Thanks for stopping today and have a great day~see ya soon!!