Monday, July 27, 2009

Thanks - Robot Card

Here's a quick card using TAC's Robot stamp set. My friend Kelli has a photography business and she has commissioned me to make thank you cards to give to her customers after photo shoots. She asked for some kid thank you cards and I thought this would be a lot of fun!

Be sure to check out Kelli's blog. She does amazing work!!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Finished Coaster Envelope Album

I finished embellishing my 4x4 coaster envelope album that I talked about in my last post. There were 6 girls at the youth 'girls afternoon' this past Friday and they had a blast making this album. It was fun watching them personalize their own album. The other 2 sponsors had fun, too!
I love to paper piece...especially with these cute birds!

More paper piecing! :)

Please excuse the coloring in this picture...having problems with my lighting.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Coaster Envelope Album

We learned how to make an envelope album at The Angel Company Seminar back in June. I had so much fun with it and I decided to make a smaller version using 4x4 coasters.

I used TAC's Kaleidoscope Girlz paper, some yellow cardstock and green ribbon. The inside pockets are 6-1/2" x 3-5/8" envelopes. I used scalloped scissors to cut off 2-1/2". I'm going to make this project with my youth groups girls later this week. I think they'll have fun making it!!

Monday, July 13, 2009


I decided to play around with a half-circle today and came up with a few cards. It was a great way to use up some of my patterned paper scraps, too! Also, be sure to check out the last picture in this post. It's another 6x6 layout to go with the layout I shared in a post from a couple of days ago. Thanks for stopping by!

Juliette patterned paper V-839

More Mimi patterned paper V-855, Mimi Hardware B-111, Sunday Stroll stamp set T3130

More Mimi patterned paper V-855 and Sunday Stroll stamp set T3130

6x6 layout - Fancy Curls stamp set T2804
This is my brother, Scott, dancing with his bride, Melissa, in May of 2008.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

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Friday, July 10, 2009

6x6 Layout

This is a 6x6 page that I'll be teaching to my Technique Club ladies later this month. I was searching the web for 6x6 layout ideas and was inspired by this layout. I love this color of green, so I decided to keep the same color scheme. I used TAC's 'Fancy Curls' and 'Family is Forever' stamp sets and did a little heat embossing with black powder. So elegant - I love it! This is a picture of my brother and I dancing at his wedding reception a year ago. Fun memories. :)

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Quick Cards

I've been wanting to get more involved in my community and I received a call the other day from a lady in town who helps set up activities at the Senior Citizen building. They have asked me to come and do a short program and then have some projects to make. I'm very excited about this!

I put together three cards that are quick and easy to make. I think the ladies will like them. Let me know what you think!

Supplies - Giga Scalloped 3" circle punch, mega 2-1/2" circle punch, Violete Palette ink, white ribbon, purple cardstock, pop dots, retired TAC stamp sets.

Supplies - teal, yellow and white cardstock, VersaMark ink, Noir Palette ink, Prismacolor pencils, Trendy Greetings, Beautiful Day, and Petal Pack.

Supplies - Mega Scalloped Square punch 2-1/2", Giga Square punch 2-1/8", L' Amore Red Palette ink, Graphic Blooms and the sentiment is from a retired TAC Hostess set.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Blog Candy Winner

The winner of my blog candy is.....Sara Russell!! Congrats, Sara! Please email me with your address and I will send some stamping goodies your way. Thank you to everyone who commented on my 200th post. I hope to post some new creations tomorrow, so be sure to come back!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Miss Moxie Paper Bag Album Tutorial

My friend Barb sent me a cute paper bag album and I was inspired to make one using TAC's Miss Moxie paper. I tought this bag at a recent Technique Class and told the ladies that I would post a tutorial on my blog. This is a great project to use your scraps on. Have fun!!


'Miss Moxie' 12x12 cardstock - V-841 p.30'
Miss Moxie' Hardware - B-119 p.30
'This Girl' stamp set T-2894
'Spring Dream' stamp set T-2688 p.80
Violette Palette ink TT-200 p.121
Regular sized brown paper lunch bag (10.5" x 5.25")
2.5" Mega circle punch (pink) D-74 p.124
2" Super Jumbo Punch (blue) D-73 p.124
paper trimmer
Crop-a-Dile K-100 p.124
orange felt flower - from 'In Bloom Buttons and Blossoms' G-706 p. 30 of Serendipity Magalogue sponge for inking
Misc. silver brads, green and orange ribbon for tops of tags
Two, 22" lengths of white and orange ribbon to tie album shut


Cut your Miss Moxie paper as follows-

floral paper - one 2.5" x 4.5"
striped paper- one 2.75" x 4.5"
yellow with sunburts paper- one 3.5" x 4.5"
green paper- one 1.5" 4.5" and punch a circle with 2.5" circle punch and cut circle in half
purple paper- one 1.75" x 4.5"

Cut one inch off open end of paper bag. Lay bag on flat surface as shown in picture below. Fold in left side at 3.5" (the width of the base of the bag) and then fold in the right side at 2".

Use Violette Palette ink and flourish stamp from 'Spring Dream' to stamp edges of paper bag. Then use sponge to sponge edges of bag and all cardstock pieces.

Cut a slit in the yellow starburst and striped paper so that you can insert a tag later. I lay my paper on my paper trimmer to cut the slit.

Use the 2" circle punch to cut a half circle from the purple paper. Lay the purple paper on the outside front flap (refer to first picture of finished project) and trace the half circle onto the paper bag. Use the 2" circle punch to cut out area that was traced. You may have to use scissors to cut it out all the way. Adhere the half circle of green paper and adhere to the cut out area.

Adhere floral cardstock to the front cover of the paper bag. Fold the top-right and bottom-right corners back and place a green eyelet in each corner.

With album closed, punch a hole in both edges and then run ribbon through. Finish embellishing album as desired!

Don't forget to enter for a chance to win some blog candy from me!

Cards and Blog Candy

Looks like this is my 200th! How about a little blog candy?? If you leave a comment on this post between now and midnight on Tuesday, July 7th, I will randomly draw a name. The winner will win an assortment of fun paper crafting goodies. I don't have a picture to post, but I'm sure the winner will enjoy the goodies. :) Be sure you leave your email address!


Here are a couple of cards that I've been working on for a friend.

I used TAC's Graphic Blooms for this set. The sentiment is retired, but I just love it so much! You aren't able to see in this picture, but I put Crystal Lacquer on the pink flower and it looks really cool in person.

I used a piece of Willoughby pattern paper on this card - I love the colors in Willougby! The background stamp is from an old SOTM and the sentiment is from an old Hostess set. Sorry that I'm using a lot of retired items today! Thanks for stopping by and be sure to leave a comment so I can enter you into my Blog Candy giveaway!!