Monday, December 26, 2011

Helpful Hints #3

Just wanted to share a new way that I am storing my Tim Holtz Distressed ink pads and how I store ideas that I have found on the net. This is also a File folder mini album that I found the directions for on youtube.


Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

Wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, and to have a safe holiday season.


Friday, December 9, 2011

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas Tag #4

I can not believe that I finished 5 of the 9 tags so far. That may not seem like much but these are my first tags ever. I am having a ball making them. I have to stop myself and make my Christmas cards. Once again I had to improvise because I did not have the supplies needed.

The snowman is a Sizzix die called "Snowman & Stocking". I did do the crackle paint (never used before). Added "Thickers" in white glitter for the 25. I also used a Sizzix die to cut the plastic snowflakes. The 2 small snowflakes are just a small EK punch. Added beads, ribbon, and a few buttons. Now to make a few more cards tomorrow and get them mailed out, then I can play again.


Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmas Cards #4

These are two more of my finished Christmas cards. I have had so much fun finding different types of cards to make. The first is a Criss Cross Card and the second is a regular fold card.

I first saw the Criss Cross Card on youtube and just had to make one. I didn't have a poinsettia punch or die so I used a Sizziz "Leaves" die then cut the leaf apart, embossed and curled the petals. Inked the edges with a darker color and starting with the bigger petals working my way from the outside in. Last added seed beads to the center. The tag holds the greeting and an image. The image was colored with Copic Markers. The top of the tag was cut from the Tim Holtz On the Edge die "Brackets".

This is a regular card form. The image was colored with Copic Markers and accented with Stickles. The image was cut out with a Spellbinders die. The edges of the background was cut with a Martha Stewart punch. Ribbon was added to accent the card.


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas Tag #5

Day 5 tag was fun even if I did not have all the items needed. I did have some package plastic and Alcohol Inks to use but did not have the stamps. So here is what I came up with.

To substitute the stamp pads I just used some printed scrapbook paper. I inked the plastic to get the marbled look. Did not use as dark as he did because my wording would not show through well. The inks used are the Adirondack Watermelon, Current and Citrus. I glued this to a tag that was covered with the scrapbooking paper. The wreath was made with a circle and a leaf punch by EK "Rock Fern". I showed how I did this in a previous post ( ). I used 3D foam squares to raise the wreath off the tag. I added a ribbon bow and rhinestones to accent the wreath.


Matchbook Mini Album

This was my first try at making a Matchbook Mini Album. I first saw this on youtubes Paper Phenomenon's - kathyorta's channel. . This is her cardstock version. It can also be made with paperbags. She is great and very easy to follow. Just wanted to show how mine turned out.

This is the outside with the belly band. The flower was cut from Tim Holtz's "Tattered Florals", and the leaves from Sizzix's "Leaves". Seed beads were used for the center of the flower.

This is the album opened. There are six double sided pocket pages.

Each pocket has an over sized tag that is also covered on both sides. This was a lot of fun to make and will be making more. I really want to try the paperbag one.


Monday, December 5, 2011

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas Tag #3

This is my interpretation of day#3's tag. Once again I did not have a lot of the items needed to make it the way Tim did, but here is mine.

I did not have the stamp or the matching embossing folder. So what I did was using the Gypsy I made a tag the size I was using. Then made the lettering that were suppose to be embossed placed them inside the tag and fit for size. I next deleted the tag and cut the letters with the Cricut in the correct colors. I stamped the bottom words, then used the Xyron to apply the letters. Then misted the tag with Glimmer Mist (Iridescent Gold). The leaves were cut with the Cricut , a few Sizzix Dies and a punch. The edges were inked with Adirondack Caramel ink. Now to work on day #4.


Sunday, December 4, 2011

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas Tag #2

This is my 2nd tag for Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas. I didn't have a lot of what he used so I improvised. I plan to make my tags using items that I already have. I have broke down and bought a few items like the fuzzy sticks and now some crackle paint but no big item.

I started out by cutting out the tag with the Tim Holtz Tag die. Covered it with scrapbooking paper. Inked the edges with Tim Holtz Distressed Ink -Tea Dye. I used a holly punch in the corner and applied 3 red homemade drops. The bottom was punched with a Tim Holtz border punch (Brackets) and painted red with Adirondack paint dabber (Red Pepper). Then after adhering it to the tag I applied 4 jeweled brads. The tag was then misted with Glimmer Mist (Iridescent Gold). The reindeer was cut using the Cuttlebug and the Sizzix die "Reindeer". Trimmed to fit the tag and applied 3D foam dots. The star was cut from Making Memories metal sheet using the Cricut, then embossed with a embossing folder. It was applied with Sew easy fancy floss (Ruby Slippers). The wreath was made using Fuzzy Sticks (Green).
Now off to finish my Christmas tree and try to figure out how to make the next tag.


Saturday, December 3, 2011

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas Day 1

This year I thought that I would join in with Tom Holtz with his 12 Days of Christmas Tags. I have never made tags before so this was fun. I had previously ordered the "Tag & Bookplate" die and was waiting for the "Tattered Pinecone" die to arrive. The tag die I bought to add tags to my mini albums (I like to make them with chipboard that thought it would work great. The pinecone die I bought because I thought it would be great for masculine items). This tag was a lot of fun to make.

I used my Cuttlebug to cut the die cuts with. I didn't have the embossed snow flake folder so I just punched some snow flakes the same color as the tag and glued them to make the raised effect. I did not have the "Noel" die so I used my Cricut to cut the grungeboard Noel from different cartridges and welded with my Gypsy. I ran it through the Xyron face down to apply the adhesive on the front, applied the glitter after tapping off the excess I placed it between some paper and ran it through the Cuttlebug to lock the glitter in (helps not to rub off so easily). I also don't have the "Tattered Banner" die so I just cut a strip of paper inked the edges and cut a "V" on each end.

This is a closeup of my pine cones, I think that they turned out nice. I followed Tim's video (very easy to follow).


Friday, November 25, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Christmas Cards #3

These are my newest cards. They are both square cards.

This one was made with a digital stamp by mosdigitalpencil called "In the Manger". When I saw this image I just fell in love with it. I just changed it up the baby was bald so I just added some hair. The sentiment stamp was one that I had for a long time, I felt it matched this image perfectly. I added Stickles to the wings and Spica to the straw. The snowflakes were punched with glitter paper.

This tree was made the same way as the wreath (in the prior post). I used a tree from the Sizzix die "Large Pine Tree" to make the background. the lights are also made with Tulip Beads in a Bottle. The star is a Martha Stewart punch called "Radiant Star". The presents are made from cardstock covered with paper and ribbon. The snow is made with Flower Soft.


Monday, November 14, 2011

Christmas Cards #2

Here are two more cards that I made this weekend. The first one is called a Swing card and the second is called a Gate Fold card.

This card style is called "Swing Card". On this card the middle swings when you open and close the card. This one was made with 3D stickers, buttons, ribbon, and a Sizzix strip die called "Christmas Lights".

This card style is called "Gate Fold Card". The image is a digital image from Mo's Digital Pencil. It was colored with Copic markers. Cut out with Spellbinders Nestabilities dies.


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Door Wreath Card

I wanted to share with you how I made the Door Wreath Card. This is a very simple card to make with few steps. I hope this helps.


Monday, November 7, 2011

Holiday Planner

I saw this on another blog (but could not remember where sorry) and just had to make one for myself. It is an altered composition book. The front is covered an embossed Christmas cardstock by K & Company. I also used a green cardstock for an accent. I cut the title out with the Cricut using the "Hello Kitty Font" cartridge. I also added dimensional stickers for accents and added ribbon for a tie to keep the book closed.

The inside of the planner is covered with plain cardstock. There are pockets on both inside covers. The pockets were made with Christmas cardstock. The pockets are perfect for receipts and lists. I found dividers on another website. The tabs were cut using the Tim Holtz Alterations die by Sizzix called "Tiny Tabs & Tags".

This book was a lot of fun to make.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Christmas Cards #1

I started making my Christmas cards for this year. I wanted to do things differently this year and make all different styles. So I search youtube for new ideas and here is what I came up with.
This one is suppose to look like a door with a wreath on it. It was very simple to make. First I make a thin circle by making a circle and cutting the inside out. Then I applied leaves punched from the EK punch "Rock Fern". Placed several layers around the circle. I then applied Tulips Beads in a Bottle "Pearl Red" to make the berries and "Onyx" to make the door knob. To make the door panels I just cut 4 rectangles the popped them out with dimensionals. Add a bow and I was done.

This card was made using the Cricut and the "Create-a-Critter" cartridge. I welded two bags using the Gypsy. Then cut out 2, 1 white and 1 print. I then cut only the top of the bags in a different color. I did this by placing the image off the mat that made it cut only the top out. I used real tissue paper on the top of the bag by placing it between the two layers. Add ribbon, a bow along with a sticker and I was done.

I will be updating with more cards as I get them made,

Monday, October 24, 2011

Winner of SOC Blog Hop

I just wanted to thank everyone who participated and make this blog hop. I especially wanted to thank everyone who left such great words of encouragement. Now for the winner. I used to generate my winner. The winner is:


AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow Love all your altered notebooks. I love the notebook in your video. The soft green and brown!

AJ please contact me so that I can mail out your prize.
Thank you all again, and please stop by again.


Friday, October 21, 2011

Celebrate Sistahood Blog Hop

I want to welcome you all the the SOC 7th Anniversary Blog Hop. In honor of Scraps of Color's 7th Anniversary, myself along with some talented papercrafters, have teamed up to honor and celebrate sistahood and the wonderful women in our lives who make us laugh, cry, shout, scream, play, live. We honor through our creativity and sharing our stories during this blog hop. Each sistah blogger will inspire you with her creativity and will also be offering up some blog candy! What is blog candy you ask? It's a giveaway! So sit back and get ready to be inspired with the Celebrate Sistahood Blog Hop. Be sure to visit each blog between Friday, October 21 and Sunday, October 23 for more inspiration and chances to win. This hop closes on October 23, 2011 11:59pm est. Winners will be posted on each blog on or before October 28, 2011. So be sure to check back!




Da Shawnna:


Margaret: "You are Here"








SOC 7th Anniversary Blog Hop

The theme of this blog hop is "Sisterhood". As some of you may already know from previous posts every year my sisters, adult nieces and myself go away for a "Girls Night Out". This year it will be in Columbus, Ohio. As a gift I made journals for everyone. What I want is for everyone to write a little note of love and encouragement on the inside panels. These are altered composition notebooks. I will also be giving away as my blog candy a Cricut cartridge "Once Upon a Princess". To be eligible to win you have to be a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this posting with a way of contacting you should you win. Remember to visit each blog for more chances to win other gifts.


Sunday, October 16, 2011

Baby Girl Paper Bag Album

This is a newly completed paper bag album. This one was made with pink bags that I purchased at WalMarts. The binding is made from craft foam sheets.

These are the inner pages. The baby bottles and pacifier were cut from Sizzix dies using the Cuttlebug.

This is the back page of the album along with a white tag. There are 4 of the larger pink tags that I used the Tim Holtz "On The Edge" die to accent the edges.


Sunday, October 9, 2011

How to: Paper Bag Album

I have been having so much fun making these paper bag albums and wanted to share a few of the steps with you. There are so many ways to make them, but found this way the easiest one for me.


Friday, October 7, 2011

My Copic Storage

After seeing the new Copic Marker Storage Bag I wanted to reshow my bag that I put together September 2010. It is a cooler that I removed the plastic insert from. It was purchased from WalMarts for around $9.00. I'm not into football but It was the right size and price. It is very portable but mainly sits on my desk. Right now it holds 181 markers, 14 Spica markers, 16 refills and my color booklet. They are divided by color. I love the fact that it zips closed and has a nice shoulder strap.

This is the outside of the cooler. It rests on its side for easy access.

This is the front pocket that holds the refills, some hand sanitizer, baby wipes, and a jump drive that I store a backup of my digital images.

This is the main compartment for my markers. I have an assortment of holders to fit. I have dividers between the colors.

This is one of the side pockets. It holds my Copic booklet with my colors and notes. In the other pocket I have a photo organizer to hold stamped images.
Here is the previous post of my holder:


Saturday, October 1, 2011

World Cardmaking Day

This is a card that I made for World Cardmaking Day 2011. It is a "Get Well Card" using a Mo's digital image called "Nurse" and colored with Copic Markers. The stamps used are by Stampabilities called "Everyday Expression". In this video I also share how I now store my stamped and colored images.

The Copic markers used were: B91, 93,97. C1, 3. R24, 27, 29. E01, 11, 13, 25, 31, 33, 35, 37, 47, 49.


Thursday, September 29, 2011

Disney Layout

I wanted to show you a new layout that I made. What I wanted to share with you was how I made the printed T-shirts on the kids. You can do this for any item that you can find an image for.

What I did was first search for an image with google. Then copy and paste it to a program like Word or WordPerfect. I copied it twice because I wanted to make two shirts. I sized it down to the size I wanted and printed it out on regular printer paper. Next I cut two shirts out with my Cricut, placed them over the image to see if I had the right size. Once I had the right size I printed them out on cardstock, used a small amount of tape on the shirt and placed them over the image and sent it back through the printer. This was a lot of fun to make.


Monday, September 12, 2011

New Habit I mean Hobby

While learning to make charms for my mini albums I decided that I wanted to learn to make jewelry also. Here is my first attempt. This is a necklace with the matching earrings. The beads I already had. I use beads occasionally in my quilts.

This is a charm bracelet to match the necklace.


Sunday, September 11, 2011

New Craft Table

Wanted to share some pics of my new craft table. It is actually two tables pushed together. I found them at one of our local WalMarts marked down to $29.00. They came in white and block. They measure 39" X 21 1/2". So that gives me a nice large working surface of 39" X 43".

The green chair is also a WalMarts clearance. I needed an extra chair and the green fits right in.


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Helpful Hints #2

Just wanted to share a few more ideas that I have found very useful. This video shows how to reuse the Cricut cartridge box, how to make bows, and my version of the Idea book. The paper size for the cartridge box it 8 2/4 X 12. This is where I found the video on making the bow: . Thanks Bonnie. My idea book measures 8 1/2 X 6. I also use two ATG tape guns, one with general tape (for cardmaking and crafting) and the other one "Pink" with acid free tape (for scrapbooking). That way I can save on the cost of using the acid free tape.


Sunday, August 21, 2011

Flower Shoppe Cartridge #2

This video shows how to use the Flower Shoppe cartridge to make the tiny paper roses that can be used on your mini albums, cards, altered items, and even your scrapbook pages.

Swirl: 2.50" (R-1, #2)
Flower Base: .80" (R-4, #2)
Leaves: 1.0" (R-5, #5)


Saturday, August 20, 2011

Flower Shoppe Cartridge #1

Got this cartridge at JoAnns a couple of weeks ago and just fell in love with it. I thought that I would share how to make some of the flowers with you. I would like to make other videos showing the different flowers. Hope that they help. I will list the sizes and cuts along with the finished flowers below the video.

Finished flower: 2 7/8"
Center flower: 3" with a 1.25" petal cut (R-1, #10)
Petals: 2.75", 2.50", 2.25", 2.0", 1.75" (R-4, #10)
Leaves: 1.90" (R-5, #3)


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Mini Album and Candle

A friend is graduating this weekend from Youngstown State University with a Masters in Education and wanted to make her a little something. I made this 8 X 8 mini album with all the pages decorated in the schools colors. I also decorated the candle with the name of the school and the schools mascot "Pete". I gave it to her yesterday and she just loved it. I have two sons attending this university so I have been collecting thing to be ready to make theirs.


Thursday, August 11, 2011

Get Well Soon Card

This is a card that I made for a friend that had surgery yesterday. The image is a Magnolia stamp called "Tilda with Bunch of Roses". It was colored with Copic markers. The paper used is a two sided paper from American Traditional Designs called Family Tapestry Green CS. The butterfly is from Martha Stewart called "Monarch Butterfly". The rose is made from one of the new Cricut cartridge called " Flower Shoppe". The butterfly and flowers were accented with Spica markers and Stickles.

Copic markers used: C00, 1. E000, 00, 11, 25, 31, 35, 37, 53. Y000, 02, 08, 17. G21, 24, 28.


Thursday, August 4, 2011

Helpful Hints

Once again I wanted to share with you some hints that I thought would be useful. Hope you find this helpful.


Saturday, July 30, 2011

I was playing in my crafting room and came up with this idea of making a rubber stamp using the Cuttlebug, a Sizzix die and rubber gasket material from the hardware plumbing department. I could not believe how well it turned out. Now I have so many ideas of more rubber stamps that I want to make. I used it this time with the VersaMark stamp pad to make the background paper. But we are only limited to our imagination. So have fun and let me know that you did with this material.


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Christmas in July Card

This is my Christmas in July card. I saw this image on Mo's Digital Pencil and had to have it. It is called "Little Elf Pipa". I think she is so darling. The image was colored with Copic markers. I punched the bulbs out with white cardstock then colored them in with Copic markers. I punched the top of the bulbs with gray texture cardstock and made the lines with Copic markers. The wire is made with "Silver Pearl" Liquid Pearls.

Copic markers used were: BG10,11,13. C1,3. R32,35,37,39. G02,05,09. E00,11,13,47,49.
Spica markers: Clear, Silver, Red, Olive.


Friday, July 22, 2011

Scrapbook Room Inventory Binder Inserts

This is my list of most inserts found in my binder:

Stickles Glitter Glue, Stickles Distressed Glitter Glue, Perfect Pearls Lists:
Cricut Cartridge List:
Spellbinders List:

All other lists were made using a WordPerfect program. I hope that this helps. And a big thanks to all those who made these lists.


Thursday, July 21, 2011

New Storage Binders

Just wanted to share how I am now storing my flat diecut dies and my new Scrapbooking Inventory Binder. The binders were purchased from Wal-Marts in the back-to-school supplies. They come in different colors. I just love them. I even have my 12" border dies stored in it also.


Saturday, July 16, 2011

Card - Flower Girl

This is a digital image form Mo's called "Flower Girl". It was colored in with Copic markers. The butterflies are from a Martha Stewart punch called "Monarch Butterfly. Just purchased this punch and love it. The background was done with a Fiskers embossing plate called "Lace". The flowers were made using some Prima Flowers "Iced Got Flowers" Pastel Purple. I have a lot of flowers that I purchased awhile ago from Michael's and have to start using them. I'm trying to use things in my stash. I added Flower Soft to the flowers in the image.

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