Saturday, January 21, 2012

Coin Envelope Mini Albums

I made 6 of these late last night, I purchased No. 1 Coin Envelopes from Staples and covered with pattern paper and binded it with my Cinch. These are going to my daughter and her friends in Boston, I hope they can find 2" x 3" or 2" x 2.5" size pictures to add to the mini.

Please enjoy the video. Thanks it was my first time making them.

Sweet treat NERDS box quick cover up

As I am making little things for my daughter and her friends, I had 6 boxes of these NERDS treats and covered them with 4 1/4 x 2" of scrap paper I had in my pile and then punched with the Hearts border from Martha Stewart - cut at 1" x 4 1/4".

Friday, January 20, 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012

Videos of Victorian Ornaments

Here are a couple videos of the ornaments. I think these would make cute Valentine Gifts too!

Jean Journal

I repurposed the leg of a pair of denim in a a jean journal. I wanted to make it to be more of a momento, thoughts, events time journal.
You can see my video of the outside, the signature pages, and the closure.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Repurpose Crochet shirt into an ornament

I was getting together with some work folks Thursday night, and as a thank you to Angela for the invite, I made her this ornament. I ran out of time prior to Christmas and glad I got time to make it before I left to eat.

Take a look at more variations and a video.The outside of the covering of the ornament is a thrift store crochet shirt!

Entering this at Decorate to Celebrate!


I was invited to a card front swap, and this is what I came up with.
As a newly Stampin' Up Demonstrator I had to use all SU and current products.
This is what I came up with. Love the pink and green combo. Sending this to my daughter and I have a few extras to keep as well.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

There is no one like YOU

Created this card for my daughter, I used the new Sizzix/SU Doily die and cut it from SU card stock. I chosed to not poke out every piece as I wanted to emphasize the border and the inside flower. The embossing is also a Sizzix folder on SU card stock. The sentiment is from Hero Arts punched from a SU oval scallop punch.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Snowflakes - or should I say blizzard!

When I was looking for another LO idea, I came upon SOUS challenge where they called for snowflakes, lots of snowflakes on a page! (click on the pic as it's hard to see a double page spread)
Well - last year we had in TOTAL over 8 feet of snow.
These two pages will contest to that and this was only in January - multiple storms one week after another!!

LinkLarge Snowflake is a Sizzix/SU die
The mittens, and the snowman with his hands up - almost like saying - now what! is a layered sticker from Provo Craft. The button letters are from Junkikz. The title chipboard is also from Provo Craft.

dad 2nd anniversary

As I am trying to get some LO done today, I followed a sketch at Stuck on U Sketches and the theme of Rainbows at Charisma Cardz (I know I did a LO instead of a card hope that is ok) for challenge #52, to commemorate my dad's 2nd anniversary of his passing.
The background paper is from Me & My Big Idea Designer pack I picked up at Marshalls (140 sheets for 6.99 now how would I pass that up!), the hearts is a Embosslet from Sizzix/SU, and the letters are from Current. The tags/jounaling spots are from Spellbinders Shapeabilities "Grommet Tags".

Mother's Day LO

This pic was taken Mother's Day 2011 in front of our home, we had went to Village Haven as we do every year for my MILs gathering and then to her home for desserts.

Since our winter was so long - the blossoms had not bloomed fully yet as they normally would have in front of our home.

I am following the sketch from Sketchy Thursday and a request of AllSorts for paper piecing, and the color scheme at Colour Create Challenge #87 of Red, Cream and Sage Green
I used Colorbok pattern paper and Sizzix Large Doily die (having a problem cutting and releasing all the tiny pieces in the doily but it suited my needs here). The mat for the picture, I distressed using my scissors, and inked the doily and journaling spot.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Christmas Eve

I love this layout sketch from Pagemaps (see below)! I am not usually a fan one one pic on a page - being frugal and all, but this is the only Christmas pic I got as a group shot so it fit it perfect as an entry into Wacky Wednesday More Than Favors using the layout and for Daring Cardmakers for the color scheme

Included in the picture is of my kids (3), my brother's (3) and our younger sister's kids (3) from Christmas Eve!
To complete the layout I used Colorbok papers and letters, Sizzix flourish dies and Stampin' Up buttons. The feather and lace is from my stash.