Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Mini for ScrapbookSusie

Hey Y'all! 

Here's a mini I just finished this weekend for my friend ScrabookSusie at

I've attached the slideshow below and the details are underneath the slide show.  Thank you for looking!!

Susie didn't give me any restrictions on this mini.  She told me her fav colors were purple and green and tye I went with the purple and green.  She also like I tried to give some vintagey touches in these colors.  I'm not sure I achieved it, but I tried!!

I used some chipboard for the covers and the inside is TP rolls.  I cut them in to the shape using a template I made myself.  This is the same template I used on a previous TPRoll Mini that Susie liked.  I used Tim Holtz distress ink in dusty concord, latte mat stack from dcwv...I think?, some of my vintage lace, made some flowers out of my white vintage lace, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, green feathers from them on clearance, and Prima bucket flowers that I've had for a long time.  I used Grommets from the sewing section for the hole reinforcers.  Recollections bling that comes in the that stuff!!  Some purple acrylic paint by folk art.  I used that on the cover and back and painted all the TP Rolls.  A lot of it doesn't even show, but I wanted it to be finished and no brown roll showing!  I used some left over packaging and embossed it to create a couple pockets on 2 different pages and I also made some tags.  I love this look!!  I really like the way it turned out.  I used a lot of different stamp sets...if you have a specific question about any of them let me know.  I used a lot of $1 bin stamps, Autumn Leaves Stamp Set, one Martha Stewart set and one KaiserCraft set.  I made a butterfly stick pin and added that to one of the flowers I made.  I also used some Purple Glimmer mist...then it stopped spraying in the middle!! so aggravated.

I am going to try and do better at making a list of supplies used.  I hope you can make heads or tales out of this post...maybe you can.  If not just look at the slide show!

Thanks so much for letting me ramble.  :-)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

My Latest Mini - MY Dog Honey

Hey Y'all!

Well, I have completed my next doggie dedicated mini.  This one is for my princess Honey.  Honey is a rescued dog.  I got her and her sister when they were just pups.  They had been found on the side of the road laying next to 2 of their dead siblings.  When I heard their story and saw they cute little faces I could not let them go without a home for a day longer.  I brought them home with me and they adapted quickly.  Honey's sister...Freckles, sadly had bad health and we lost her.  She had a wonderful home while she was alive and we enjoyed many walks together and playing in the back yard.  BUT, this book is for Honey goes.

I used the Bo Bunny DOG album and I added extra pages and kept the back board that came in the packaging to add more stability.  I used all kinds of doggie themed ribbons on the rings that I bound the book with.  I used the DCWV Pet stack, Around The Block papers that I got on a VERY good clearance sale and I also used some punch outs and papers from the Deja Views Dog Stack.  I used some rubons that I purchased a good while ago from ABC Distributing.  I got them while on clearance as well.  I used glossy accents to highlight some of the rubons and some of the paws on the inside pages.  I used some home made shimmery mists in blue and some flowers by the Paper Studio and Prima.  I also found these great little journal spots at Big Lots.  I used them a couple times in the book.  I found some great paw prints brads too that I used for the centers in some of the flowers.  I can't remember what brand they are.  I found some glittery dog bones at Michaels as well.  Sadly it was the last pack!!  I also used my storybook Cricut Cartridge to cut out some letters and I used my EK Success paw print border punch.  I used some bling from various lines and some Inkadinkadoo stamps that has the cutest little pooch!!  I made some stick pins and added them in various places.  Well, I guess that's about it.  If you have any questions on any of the products I used and I didn't mention please feel free to ask or just comment!!

Thank you for looking. 

Here's the slideshow of the entire book.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Thank You Card...finally!

Hey Y'all!!

So, remember how I said I lost my usb cable?  Well, are the pictures of my last card I made.  My Aunt Wylene made me a quilt.  So, I made her a card to say thanks. 

Not much to explain with this one.  I used some white card stock, a mat stack, an EK Success border punch, Some TINY Prima flowers I got in the large tube of colors they sell, a butterfly that I got at the dollar store(what a great find...pack of 3), some pink pigment ink, blue American crafts shimmery paper, Inkadinkadoo flourish stamp, Recollection bling, and the pink paper strip is from a old old  mat stack I had laying around from Me and My Big Ideas.  I also edged around  the card with blue pigment ink.  I stamped the words Thank You using the $1 bin stamps from Micheal's.  I love these little alpha stamps!!  They are the best.  Every time I go in there I look for new sets.  The shaped piece in the  middle was a rectangle and I used my circle punch to cut off the edges and give it a more decorative look. 

Had so much fun putting this together for her.  She thought enough of me to make me a quilt and it really meant a lot to me. 

short slide show I made for YouTube

Thanks for looking!!  The weekend is coming and hopefully some more crafty goodness for me.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

My blog has been featured?

Wow!!  I got this email today saying my blog was featured on  I have never heard of this site, but it says they get thousands of hits from all over the world. 

Is anyone familiar with it?


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Stick pins and I'm Still HERE!!!

Hey Y'all!!!

Did you think I had disappeared?  Well, I got the tooth business took care of and then I lost my usb cable for my camera and phone.  I have searched everywhere for it.  I also have been working a lot and FINALLY I'm able to share with you my latest work.

I started participating in a new swap for the month of June.  The themes were Americana and Beach.  I joined this swap on the {scrap}beach.  Come on over if you'd like to visit!!  It's a great group of scrappers and crafters.  I have met some really great people there.

So, I created slide shows for the stick pins and I'm also posting a photo.  Here's the Americana group.

I found some great beads at Hobby Lobby and got some online as well.  The middle pin is a Maya Road Stick pin with a clear star on top.  I thought these fit the Americana theme well.  As for the pin on the left...I wished I had taken a photo of the top of the flower.  It has the clear stick pin top in the middle of the flower and turned out really neat!  I got the flower beads and the leaf from an eBay store a while ago.  I thought the colors were great for this theme.  The other one on the right side was made with beads from Hobby Lobby.  I got these beads in the clearance section.  Choose your beads, add some glue, let them dry and you have a really beautiful embellishment. 

Here's the beach themed pins.

I had so much fun doing these pins.  As soon as I signed up for the swap I had this idea in my head to use a little bucket and it took me forever to find these!!!!  They actually had citronella candles in them and I just popped the candle out, but the bucket in half and then I added foam.  I cut out a half circle.  Covered it with glossy accents then sprinkled on my sand.  Then, I added my umbrella in and it didn't fit that well so I cut half of it off the back.  I added a few shells and stuck my pins in.  I cut out my card stock and had to back them on some heavier chipboard so the weight of the bucket would be supported.  I used grommets for the holes to run my ribbon through and tied a little bottle of sand on the ribbon and I stamped around the edge.  I wanted to add a sun in the corner, but I didn't wanna add the yellow color to the I just used a flourish stamp to go around the edges.  Stuck my pins in and I was done!!

I hope everyone had a great weekend.  Glad to ramble to you all again.

Have a great day!!