Saturday, February 27, 2010

Art journaling

My friend Gayle introduced me to art journaling and over at The Scrappy Tree, she's started an art journaling challenge. This first art journaling prompt was to create a page based on Alice In Wonderland and this was so much fun. I painted my page with purple paint, then I used some vintage newspaper that my Grandmother had sent me. I thought it was appropriate that the title of the paper was "The Portal". I included an Alice In Wonderland image as well as a quote to my page. I also used glitter, flowers, and chipboard flourishes to complete my page.

Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

A product I love

I have been totally busy with getting tax stuff ready and watching the Olympics that I haven't been able to be super crafty lately. I did go to my card class this past Saturday and I found a product that I really love, Glue Gloss. It's made by ClearSnap and it is literally glue in a lip gloss container with a lip gloss wand and it is super easy to apply to those hard to get edges, etc. Have you found a new product you really love? Share it with me in a comment!

Thursday, February 18, 2010


I joined a swap on called My Favorite Things and I chose to make inchies of my favorite scrapbook supplies. This one that I am sharing with you today is vintage printed papers (like Graphic 45) and flowers. This was a fun swap to do! I really enjoy making inchies.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


I made 13 of these cards for a card exchange coming up at a somewhat local card store. I wanted to dust off my Cricut machine so I used it for making the flower pieces as well as the stem. I used Fiskar border punches for two of the patterned paper strips. I used Hero Arts acrylic stamps as well. the patterned paper is from SEI and the kraft cardstock is from Bazzill. I really enjoyed using the Cricut again and I need to make a better habit out of using it. Do you have a certain supply or machine that you need to use more often? Please share what that might be in a comment. Then I won't feel alone in neglecting something in my craft room! lol

Monday, February 15, 2010

Hopefully My Dad Never Comes Here....

Okay, the only reason I hope he doesn't come here (at least before March 13th) is because this is HIS birthday card that I am showing today! I really enjoyed making this card and to be honest that is a big surprise because making masculine cards are not my favorite thing to do, but this one was fun. I had this really cute camping stamp set from Storage Units, Ink and More which gave me the trees and male image. I used Bazzill kraft cardstock for the card base, then I added AC Cardstock, Basic Grey paper and DCWV paper as well. I used a $1 stamp from Michaels for the "Happy Birthday" and Websters Pages letters for "dad". I paper pieced the stamped guy's shirt as well as his suspenders and collar. I used large foam squares to make him pop off of the card.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Some snow play...

It has been a frustrating week where I have not been able to work in my craft room as much as I'd like. In fact, I am not even sure when I was last up there! Tonight is looking like another non crafty day since I need to go to Walmart and pick up some things! I hope to get busy this weekend. Since I have nothing crafty to show for myself, I will show some pictures from the kids playing outside on Tuesday.

Yup, the snow moutain that kids are on in the back yard is about as tall as the top of the swing in the backyard. They made a slide down the snow mountain and had a blast! It was so much fun to watch them.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Fooling around!

Debbie and Ella were fooling around this morning so I thought I'd share a picture. I didn't get to my scraproom last night. I had a busy night cleaning and then watched Hoarders!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Vintage Valentine and a gift from my sweetie!

Debbie made this sweet little pre-Valentines card for me. I had given her two cardstock hearts and she folded them in half. Then she cut a little slice in one heart and put the other one in the slice to make a wing. She glued the base heart together to make a bird's body. The wing opens up to say "I love you." How sweet is that? How creative? It was all her idea! The eyeball of the bird is even a little heart~! How cute!!

Finally, I have a card that I made for my monthly inspiration challenge at The Scrappy Tree. Go check it out! ( The theme is Vintage Valentine and this image from is so beautiful and inspiring. I used a lot of Close To My Heart products for this card which fit the vintage look perfectly. Go check out the challenge and see if you'd like to give it a try. More details are on!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Friday is here!

Yay for Friday huh?! I know I am ready for the weekend. We have no big plans and that is what makes it wonderful!! I hope to spend a lot of time up in my attic this weekend to work on some projects!

I have quite a few different projects to show you today. The first are two trinket boxes that I made for The Scrappy Tree

I used lots of Crackle paint on these. The heart box on the left is for my daughter Debbie for Valentine's Day. I used some old lace, bunched it up and stuck an old broach to hold the lace bunch together. I put lace and pearls around the lid of the box. The box on the right uses a beautiful Prima flower and a 7 Gypsies tag as well as plenty of Crackle paint.

I made this layout of Dylan at a local park (the picture is from 2006). I used Fancy Pants paper for this layout. It is really fun to use for boy pages! I used AC cardstock to mat the photo. I used black American Crafts stickers for the title. The journaling stickers are also from Fancy Pants. I enjoyed adding Glossy Accents to this page (you can't see it much in this photo) on a lot of the doodling elements on this page. It looks pretty cool in person!
Finally, a card to share...........

I saw a similar design in a Paper Crafts magazine and I decided to put my take on it. I used old sheet music and mounted it to the card. I used a stitching rub on around the sheet music. I used Fancy Pants stamps for the "Cherish" and "Love" sentiment on this card. I used a Paper Studio sticker to complete the sentiment on the card. I used lace at the bottom of the card because I love the lace so much. Then I used assorted flowers (mostly Primas) and old buttons and brads to add to the flowers. I them mounted them onto the music sheet. I inked around the edges of the card and thought I was done. Then I looked at it and thought it could use a little shimmer, so I finally added Glimmer Mist to the card! Viola! Done!
Have a great Friday!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Love Ya!

Finally Thursday! Yay~! Last night I didn't do a great deal of crafting. I was very into a book that needed to be finished. However, I did get a chance to do this one Valentine card for a daycare kiddo.
This card was a fun one to make because I managed to ink up a variety of different stamps to complete this! The stamps used for this card come from Storage Units, Inks and More (butterfly), Inkadinkado (Love ya!), Fancy Pants (diamond grid and February). The kraft card stock is from Bazzill. The scalloped ledger paper is from Making Memories, the tag is from Colorbox (provided by a sweet Sheila friend in the Sheila give and take box!), gemstones from the Target dollar spot, the ticket from Jenni Bowlin and glossy accents were used as well!
Thank you for looking today!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Just Messing Around

Last night I was just messing around with some supplies and I created a tag that I thought I would share today. I sprayed the tag with 4 different Glimmer Mist colors (my favorite is the Patina color). Then I inked up some small stamps from Inkadinkado and stamped them on the left side. I knew I needed something else, so I tried making my first lollipop flower out of vintage pattern tissue paper. Then I inked the edges of the circles and sprayed them with Glimmer Mist as well. I grabbed a 7 Gypsies brad to put it all together. Then I used some 7 Gypsies Gaffer tape above the flower and did a bit more stamping above that. I also used some Hero Arts metal gemstones and lace from my stash to complete this tag. I have no idea what I will do with it, but here it is! :)

I had a few pictures of Ella wearing her interesting fashion choices (monkey pajama top, striped pants and tons of bracelets) and I thought the Pink Paislee Fashion Rub ons would be perfect for this layout! Ella is a girl devoted to fashion. She changes her outfits at least twice a day but she always chooses something like a pajama top and some sort of clashing bottom. It is pretty funny to watch her! I used Pink Paislee papers and one Crate Paper page to complete this layout. I also used Pink Paislee chipboard accents and a Hero Arts stamp of a squirrel to stand by the tree!
This is a closer picture of the chipboard tree that I used. I applied the Style rub on on top of the plain chipboard piece.
Thank you for looking!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Another Valentine

Good morning! I have another card to share with you today that I made for The Scrappy Tree ( that I made for my sweet daughter and also for a friend (don't ya just love when you find a design you like and think ahead to make multiples!?). This card uses a vintage pattern that I photocopied before cutting and mostly SEI papers. I used a Martha Stewart border punch, Prima flowers, Hero arts gemstones, lace from my personal supply, music sheet from an old organ book circa the 1800s, SEI journaling spot, "love you" stamp from Hero Arts. The glitter heart is from Melissa Frances! (I love everything Melissa Frances!)

Tonight I am having Debbie start making Valentines for her class mates and Dylan is making a Valentines box for school so we will be crafting a lot tonight! How fun!

Monday, February 1, 2010

A valentine for you

February is here! Where in the world did January disappear to? Anyway, I was making a few Valentine items for my work over at The Scrappy Tree blog ( and this is one of the cards I had made for it. I used some Cosmo Cricket paper, Marvy and Close To My Heart punch, prima flowers and a Basic Grey brad. I also used my sewing machine for this card and of course Thickers!
Happy Monday and if you get a chance, go check out The Scrappy Tree blog this month! There will be a lot of pretty Valentines inspired ideas for you!