Saturday, December 29, 2012

Desktop Calendar/Card Storage

This is a card storage that I made.  The top of the box has a 12 month calendar that and easily be changed for the next year.  The pages and the journaling spot and pages remain the same.  The paper is by Graphic 45, the line is called Le'Romantique.  I used 2 different papers from that line called: Le'Romantique and Loves Labyrinth.  This item can be purchased at my etsy shop -


Friday, December 21, 2012

Completed Monthly Bill Organizer

I completed the bill organizer and wanted to share it with you.  The paper that I used is bu GCD Studios called Sonate Paris Nights Collection, and Black cardstock from Recollections.  The knobs are from Tim Holtz idea-ology called Curio Knobs.  The embellishments on the front cover is diecuts make of chipboard using the Tim Holtz Alterations die called Gadget Gears umbossed with clear UTEE, Black and Hematite Peridot embossing powders.  The facing on the drawer front is made using the Spellbinders Nestabilities die called Labels Six.  The completed item can be purchased at my etsy shop -


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Making the Monthly Bill Organizer Part #3

This is the final part in the making of the organizer.  In the video I show how to make the stand, files, tabs and how I decorated the paper clips.  I hope that you found the videos helpful.


Monday, December 17, 2012

2012 Graduation from YSU

This is not a crafting post but a very proud mom post.  Our oldest son graduated with his BSAS in Computer Information System from Youngstown State University on Sunday.  We are so very very proud of him.  Now I have one more to go.  I remember my little baby in the hospital when he was born now he is a man.  I hope he looks back on these times as some of the best.  Now that all this is over for now I will be completing Part #3 of the Bill Organizer.


Saturday, December 15, 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012

Making the Monthly Bill Organizer Part #1

This is the first of three parts in the making of the Monthly Bill Organizer.  This video shows how I made the bottom box for the drawer.  You can see in the previous post the cutting measurements and supplies.
*Sorry but don't apply the decotative paper to the back of the box until after completing part #3.


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Supply List & Cutting Guide: Making the Monthly Bill Organizer

These are the supplies needed and the cutting measurements  (so far) for the Monthly Bill Organizer.  As I continue to make it I will add the other supplies.

      Dividers:   6 - 6x9
      Box:  2 - 2 1/4x6 1/2
               2 - 6 1/2x9 3/4
               1 - 2 1/4x9 3/4
      Stand:  2 - 3x9
      Drawer:  2- 2x9 1/2
                    2 - 2x6 1/4
                    1 - 6 1/4x9 1/2
                    1 - 2 3/8x10

     * Cut all strips 1 1/2 and score at 3/4
     Box:  2 - 9 3/4
              4 - 8
              4 - 2 1/4
              2 - 9 3/4
     Drawer;  4 - 9 1/2
                    2 - 8
                    4 - 3
                    2 - 6 1/4
    Stand: 2 - 9
              2 - 6
              *1- 2x9 (score at 3/4)

    Files: 6 - 8 1/2x 11
             6 - 2x9
    Stand: 2 - 2 3/4x8 3/4

Decorative Paper:
     Box:  2 - 6 1/4x9 1/2
              2 - 2x6 1/4
              1 - 2x9 1/2
     Drawer: 1 - 3 1/2x 12

      4 - 1 1/2" Wooden Ball Knobs (Darice)
      2 - Curio Knobs (Tim Holtz idea-ology)
      1 - Tyvek Envelope


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Helpful Hints #7

Wanted to share with you a few more helpful hints that I came up with and found very useful.


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Monthly Bills Organizer

I made this on the order of my Rolodex Mini Album.  I wanted somewhere other than a file filder to store my bills in and thought a larger version of the Rolodex Mini Album would work, and it did.  After I made it I thought that it would also work great for the cards that I want to send out.  I added the drawer to hold the things that I need for paying my bills and mailing out cards.  I'm also going to add a book of stamps for mailing things out.  I'm happy with how it turned out.


Saturday, December 1, 2012

Toilet Paper Roll Gift Card/Money Holder

I woke up this morning with this idea on my mind, so after I fed the animals I gave it a try and this is what I came up with.  These are toilet paper rolls that are flattened, painted the edges then decorated with paper, stickers and die cuts.  Add a pull out tag and there you have it, a gift card or money holder.  These would also make great holders for birthdays or graduation gifts.


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Updated Craftroom 2012

I wanted to share with you what I have reorganized so far, still have a little bit more left to do and hope to share it with you soon.  My best advise  for organizing is to put like things together and to make sure everything is labeled and everything has a home.


Monday, November 26, 2012

Basic Copic Marker Care

I wanted to share with you how I clean, mark and refill my Copic markers.  Everyone has their own way of cleaning and refilling, this is just the way that I feel is the easiest.  I purchased the 91% Isopropyl Alcohol at Walmarts and WalGreens.  The Duct tape is by 3M.  Remember that the dried ink could flake off your marker and stain you project you are working on.


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

High School Mini Album

A friend asked if I would make a mini album for her niece for her senior year and here is what I came up with.  I hope she likes it.  She is giving it to her for her birthday.  It is a chipboard mini album, made using Kathy Orta's Hidden Hinge Binding.  I use this method for almost every mini album.


Monday, November 12, 2012

2012 Christmas Cards 9-12

Here are 4 more cards that I completed for my 2012 Christmas cards.  I tried to make all the cards a little different with different techniques.  I am have a bunch of fun making my cards this year, I guess its because I started early and there is no rush to get them done.  I don't send out as many as I did before so that also helps.


Wednesday, October 31, 2012

My Copic Coloring Notebook

This is my version of a Copic Coloring Notebook.  I had made the smaller one that I saw on youtube but found that I didn't use it that much mainly due to the size, I aldo did not need a lot of the added pages, I just wanted something to use for my coloring and notes at a size that I like and this is what I came up with.  I keep it in my bag with I markers and it is there when ever I want to color.  I'm going to stamp up a lot of images (even full ones) and when ever I want to just color it is ready.  It is like a Smash Book for my coloring.


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

2012 Christmas Card 7 & 8

Here are 2 more of my 2012 Christmas Cards with the simple background.  The first card is made using the Inkadinkado Stamping Gear, and the second one has a Magnolia stamped image colored with Copic markers.  I am also trying not to buy anything to make these cards but to use up what I already have.


Monday, October 29, 2012

Thin Die Storage

I wanted to share with you the new way that I am storing my thin dies.  I used the same scrap saver pockets as I did for my stamps.  I also found the vent covers that I am using at The Dollar Tree.   These are great and for $1.00 they can't be beat.


Saturday, October 27, 2012

Martha Stewart - Stamp Around the Page

I wanted to share with you my new toy.  A local store called Pat Catans is having a Martha Stewart 50% off sale and saw these.  Had never heard of them before so at that price I decided to give them a try.  It took a few tries to figure it out but once you get it, it is really simple to do.  This is so much fun to play with.


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board

Wanted to share with you a new tool that I have found and just totally fell in love with it.  It is so easy to use and the directions are great.


Added Stamp Storage

I love my new stamp storage but found that as I was transferring my stamps over to this new method I was running out of the pockets and the store did not get anymore in. So I came up with this new method.  Now off to the store to buy more.


2012 Christmas Cards 4-6

Wanted to share with you a few more cards that I completed for this year.  I am having so much fun making these cards with the simple backgrounds.  You don't have to use a stamped colored image on the front, it could be a diecut or a sticker.  Just have fun at it.


Monday, October 8, 2012

Making the Travel Box Part #3

This is the final part of how to make the box, I left the decorating up to you.  Remember  if you want to make a mini album for this box make sure that it is the correct size.  Have fun and share what you come up with.


Sunday, October 7, 2012

Making the Travel Box Part #2

Here is part #2 of the box.


Making the Travel Box Part #1

Here is part #1 of how I made the box for my Travel Album.


Making the Travel Box - Cutting Guide

Wanted to share with you the cutting guide for the Travel Box.

Bottom of Box                            Top of Box
1-6x8                                          1-6x8
2-3x8                                          2-1x6
2-3x6                                          2-1x8

                      Solid Cardstock:
7-1 1/2x8                                   6-1 1/2x8
4-1 1/2x4                                   4-1 1/2x1 1/2 (Taper one end)
2-1 1/2x6                                   2-1 1/2x6
*score above at 3/4'
1-5 3/4x7 3/4

                      Printed Cardstock:
*outside of box
2-2 3/4x7 3/4                            2-3/4x7 3/4
2-2 3/4x5 3/4                            2-3/4x5 3/4
                                                 1-5 3/4x7 3/4


Saturday, October 6, 2012

2012 Christmas Card #3

This is another in my series of simple Christmas cards that I made for 2012.  It is a 5 1/2" square card.  I colored the Magnolia stamped image with Copic markers.  I used a Inkadinkado stamp to create the tree background,  these stamps are wonderful to create easy backgrounds.  I love how you can take these stamps and a little imagination to make a great background.


Thursday, October 4, 2012

New Copic Marker Storage Bag

Wanted to share with you my new Copic Marker Storage bag.  It the a bag that is used to transport a CPAP medical equipment.  I found the bag online then called our local medical supply store and and found it there.  Very simular to the Copic Carry Case (mine is a little smaller), but no way close in price.  I so love my bag and it worked out great to carry my markers when going to different appointments.  I even used the case (closed) to do my coloring on.


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Anniversary Card

Wanted to share with you an anniversary card that I made for my DH.  Forgot to take pics before I made it so wanted to post them now.  It is a Mo's digital image that I colored with Copic markers.


Saturday, September 29, 2012

2012 Christmas Cards #2

This is my card #2.  I used Washi tape that was purchased from Target in a 4 roll pack.  I added ribbon and a bow to the front of this card.  I cut out a Magnolia stamped image and used foam dots to give it some added dimension.  I also stamped a poinsettia flower using the Inladinkado Stamping Gear then cut it out and added stickles.  This new toy (Stamping Gear) is a bunch of fun.


2012 Christmas Cards #1

I just began making my 2012 Christmas Cards and wanted to share how easy it is to make a card with very little supplies and experience.  I have fallen in love with the Inkadinkado Stamping Gear.  I love being able to make my own background paper.  Can't wait to play more.


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Copic Marker Paper Comparison

Wanted to share with you the results at I had using the different papers with the Copic markers.  There are many more papers and each person has their favorite.  I am not certified but wanted to share.  My suggestion would be to try several different papers and see what works best for you.  Maybe if you have a friend with different paper do a share with what you have (it could be 1 sheet).  Have fun crafting.


Sunday, September 16, 2012

Travel Mini Album with Box

I wanted to share with you a gift that I made for my niece.  It is a mini album with a matching box.  The box was not as hard to make as I thought it would be.  I really like this idea for a vacation album because it can hold all the little goodies that you may find.  Going to have to make one for myself.


Monday, September 3, 2012

School Rolodex Mini Album Tutorial

Wanted to share with you how I made the Rolodex mini album, also wanted to share the cutting measurements.

2 - 4 1/4 x 6 1/2 (front and back cover)
2 - 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 (top and bottom of box)
2 - 1 x 4 1/2 (side of box)
2 - 1 x 6 1/2 (side of box)
2 - 1 1/4 x 6 1/2 (to form triangle on back of box)
1 - 3 1/2 x 6 1/2 (spine of book)

Solid Cardstock:
(for box)
4 - 1 x 4 1/2 (side of box)
4 - 1 x 7 1/2 (side of box)
3 - 1 x 6 1/2 (triangle)
* score  all pieces 1/2" on 1" side

(for pages)
8 - 4 1/4 x 6 3/4
*score 1/4" on each short side
8 - 4 1/4 x 6 1/4

(for tags)
8 - 3 3/4 x 6 (finished)

(for spine)
* I used Lora's (Following the Paper Trail) Stack-the-deck binding method
1 - 2 3/8 x 6
1 - 3 1/8 x 6
1 - 3 7/8 x 6
1 - 4 5/8 x 6
*score 1" on each long side
2 - 2 x 6 3/8 (front and back)
*score in half

Printed Scrapbooking Paper:
16 - 4 1/8 x 6 1/8 (pockets)
4 - 4 1/8 x 6 3/8 (front and back)
1- 2 1/2 x 6 1/2 (triangle)
16 - 3 1/8 x 5 7/16 (tags)
2 - 7/8 x 5 (box)
2 -  7/8 x 6 1/2 (box)


Sunday, September 2, 2012

My Travel Bag Mini Album

Wanted to share with you a new mini album that I made following the directions from Kathy Orta on Ustream.  Her instructions are very easy to follow.  She has a lot of great ideas.  I usually just try the mini albums though.  I really liked this one for a vacation album.


Saturday, September 1, 2012

Rolodex Mini Album

Wanted to share a new mini album with you that I just finished.  It is based the the Rolodex.  I thought it would make a great mini and loved how it turned out.  I try to make my minis with many many places for photos.  I used different paper packs for this album and the Tim Holtz die Gadget Gears made using the Melting Pot and UTEE.  (This method I showed in an earlier video.)


Sunday, August 26, 2012

Vertical Toilet Paper Roll Mini Album

I had been wanting to do this project for a long time.  It is a very easy and fun project to make.  This is not my idea but one that I copied for a fellow youtuber called "My Sisters Scrapper".  She did a great job with the tutorial for this mini.  I had a lot of fun making it and can't wait to make more of them.


Monday, August 13, 2012

Helpful Hints #6

Wanted to share a few more hints that I use and find very helpful.


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Mini Albums

Wanted to share with you two mini albums that I recently finished.  The first on is one that I made for a friend of mine for her mothers birthday, this one is made like the "Just for me" mini album, and the second is the completed album from the "Flip Box" tutorial.


Friday, July 20, 2012

Flip Box Album Instructions

I decided to try something different.  I wanted to include written cutting instructions.  Hope that you find them helpful.

                                               Flip Box Album Instructions


Scrapbook Paper:
   Cut 1 piece 8" X 8" to cover front chipboard cover.
   1 - 6 X 6 Paper pack
   extra cardstock for mats

   Cut 2 pieces 6 1/4" X 6 1/4" (Cover 1 on the outside with the Scrapbook paper for your front cover.)
   Cut 4 pieces 6 1/4" X (Slightly smaller than) 1/2".
   Cut 2 pieces 6 3/16 X  (Slightly smaller than) 1/4".

   Cut 4 pieces 6 1/4" X 7 1/2" and score on 7 1/2" side at 6 1/4" and 6 3/4".
   Cut 2 pieces at 6 3/16" X 7" and score on the 7" side at 6 1/8" and 6 3/8".
   Cut 2 pieces 6 1/4" X 6 1/4" one to cover outside back cover and slightly trim one to cover inside back          

Cover outside of front chipboard with scrapbook paper.
Fold cardstock on score lines.  Apply tape to area after last score line on all cardstock pieces.  
Apply the 4 - 6 1/4" wide pieces around the edge of the back cover on the outside.  Then apply the two smaller pieces opposite each other on the inside of the back cover.  Apply covering for back and the trimmed piece on the inside of the back cover.  Apply the covered chipboard to one of the outer flaps.  Apply the small strips to the inside of each flip for added support.  Decorate as you like.


Sunday, July 15, 2012

Flip Mini Album

Was playing around one night trying to make a different kind of mini album and this is what I came up with.
It was fun making it.  It was made on the order of the exploding box mini.  It is similar to one made by creativecafegirl on youtube.


Saturday, July 14, 2012

Helpful Hints #5

Just a few hints that I wanted to share with you, hope that they can be of some help.


Sunday, July 8, 2012

Insert Mini Album

This is a wonderful and very easy mini that I found on youtube.  I saw it in "Angelwings14100" channel.  She did a great job with the tutorial with very good and clear instructions.  I just changed it up a little, I like the chipboard covers so I gave it a try and it came out great.


Monday, July 2, 2012

Just for Me Mini Album Tutorial

I wanted to share with you how I made this very simple mini.  The binding (Kathy Orta hidden hinge) and the outer book tutorial can be found on a previous video: Not -so-Mini Mini Album Part 1 and 2


Sunday, July 1, 2012

Just for Me Mini Album

I was so jealous of the mini I made for my husband that I had to make one for myself.  I like that it is filled with pictures and still have places for journaling.


Saturday, June 30, 2012

My 3rd Anniversary (youtube) Winner

I wanted to thank everyone for joining me in my celebration of three years on youtube.  I loved all the comments on my channel and on my blog.
The winner wrote:
Happy Anniversary , I really enjoy your videos because you explain everything so thoroughly and they also be easy to follow. TFS  Poelinitz1

Once again thanks all.  I truly love all your comments.  They make me want to be a better crafter.


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

SOC's Hot Fun in the Summertime Blog Hop - Winner

Hi all, I hope that you had a great time following all of the blogs with our great crafters.  Now I would like to announce the winner of my blog candy:

So cute! What a cool theme for a toilet roll mini! But I love all of your work (I'm one of your YouTube subscribers, too! :)
Please contact me at: by Saturday July 7, 2012.  With your name and address.
Remember to go back to the other blogs to see if you may be a winner there.
Thanks for attending our blog hop and visiting my blog.


Monday, June 25, 2012

Making embellishments using UTEE

I wanted to share with you how I made my embellishments using chipboard diecuts that you can either made your own or buy, along with UTEE and the Rangers Melting Pot. I also wanted to share with you how to store your extra premelted UTEE



Saturday, June 23, 2012

My 3rd Anniversary (youtube)

It could not believe that it has been 3 years.  I have had so much fun sharing and learning from every.  I wanted to thank everyone for their support over the past 3 years. Margaret

Friday, June 22, 2012

SOC's Hot Fun in the Summertime Blog Hop

This weekend marks the official start of summer--days filled with a little travel, fun, and relaxation with family and friends! So to celebrate, I, along with some talented crafters, have teamed up to share projects that display summer fun! Of course, a blog hop isn't complete without blog candy! There will be giveaways on various blogs throughout the hop! Plus there will be a SOC blog hop gift awaiting one visitor!! To be eligible for that prize, you must comment on all the blogs by Mon, June 25 at 11pm EST. From all who are eligible, one lucky reader will be randomly drawn. The winner will be posted on all the participating blogs on Wed, June 27.

For my project I decided to make a Toilet Paper Roll Mini Album.  This is my first attempt at making one.
What I did first was to flatten out five rolls, then I inked the edges and covered them with patterned paper.  I made covers from chipboard and covered them with the same patterned  paper.  I used the Cinch to bind my book.

This is the chipboard cover for my Toilet Paper Roll Mini Album.  I think that this album would made a great mini for a day at the beach.

The inside holds five holders with tags.   Each holder has a place for pictures.

On the back of each pullout is a place to journal and a place for a picture on the other side.

This was really fun and easy to make.  I will be making more.

Now for my blog candy I have an assortment of different items.  To win all you have to do is leave a comment and a way of contacting you.  You do not need to be a follower to win.  The winner will be chose on Tuesday night and be posted on Wednesday June 27, 2012.

Here is the list of all participants:
 Margaret (you are here)
 Kate Blue

Happy Hopping All.


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Masculine Paperbag Mini Album - Complete

Wanted to share my completed mini. It was given to my DH for Father's Day, he loved it. I had so much fun making this album, especially digging out all the pictures.



Sunday, June 17, 2012

Masculine Paperbag Mini Album

This is the tutorial on how I made the new paper bag album. This is just the pages you can see how I made the binding (Kathy Orta Hidden Hinge Binding) and outer covering. This was a very easy mini to make.


Saturday, June 2, 2012

"My one and only" Paper bag Mini Album

I was playing around the other day with some paper bags trying to make a different kind of paper bag album and this is what I came up with. This was so easy and quick to make. I think they would make great gifts. Margaret

Monday, May 28, 2012

Not-so-Mini Album - Finished

Wanted to share with you the almost finished album. I want to wait to add embellishments until I figure what photos will be in this album. This album was a lot of fun to make and super easy. Will be making more of these type albums. Margaret

Thursday, May 17, 2012

12 Tags of 2012 - May

This is my version of Tim Holtz May tag for his 12 Tags of 2012.

The tag was cut using the Tim Holtz Alterations "Tag & Bookplates" die.  I used some Mulberry paper to cover the tag, first I crumbled the paper then inked it with distressed ink. The thread spool is from his "Sewing Room" die, I cut three from chipboard and applied foam squares in between each layer them wrapped it with Hemp.  Hot glued some silk flowers on it.  I stamped the dress form and the ruler from The Girls Paperie "Paper Girl".  The charm was made using the Epiphany Crafts round charm setting.


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Thank You Card

We lost my Mother-in-law a little over a week ago and I wanted to make some special Thank You cards to send out.  Her favorite color was blue so I made them blue in her honor.


Friday, May 11, 2012

Not So Mini - Mini Album Part #3

Here is my 3rd and final part.  Hope it wasn't too long,  As you can see this is a very simple but very nice album to make.  I finished the album except the paper and embellishments in 2 hours and 14 min.


Saturday, May 5, 2012

Prom 2012 #1

This is another 2 page layout that I made for my GN. For her prom she wore red and black.  I wanted to have a place for a large photo and also plenty of places for smaller photos.

The first page has a 5x7 mat and a place to put the names of her and her date.  I used the Martha Stewart Punch-around-the -page border punch "Swirling Lace".   The butterflies were cut using another Martha Stewart punch " Monarch Butterfly".  The roses were made using the Tim Holtz die " Tattered Pinecone" and the leaves were cut using his Alterations die "Mini Branch & Leaf Set".  The small white roses are the $1 ones from Michaels.  The letters were cut using the Cricut and the "Plantin Schoolbook" cartridge.

I added black rhinestones to this page.  The letters and butterflies were cut out with glittered cardstock.  I used a metallic marker to make the butterfly trail.  I also added black "Bead in a Bottle" behind the butterfly wings to make them stand out.


Thursday, May 3, 2012

I Love School Mini Album

This is a mini album that I made using 9X12 envelopes.  I used Cathy Orta's "Hidden Hinge Binding".  I have found that this binding works great with the albums that I like to make.  This album measures about a 9 1/2" square.


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

National Scrapbooking Month

May is National Scrapbooking Month.  For the month of May I hope to share with you something scrapbooking related several times a week.  I have a lot of my kits ready to make plus I need to finish up my DN senior year book.  I also have a few new mini albums to finish and share with you.  So get to scraping those pages and have fun.  Also Saturday is National Scrapbooking Day you will find a lot of things going on that day.  So keep an eye out and share with everyone what you find.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

12 Tags of 2012 - April

This is my version of Tim Holtz April 12 Tags of 2012.

I didn't have anything except the ink for this one.  The tag was cut using the Sizzix "Tim Holtz Alterations die - Tag & Bookplates".  I didn't have the background stamp so I used a paper with writing.  I didn't have embossing folder so I used  2 Spellbinders Nestabilities, "Scalloped Ovals".  The branch was cut from Tim Holtz Alterations "Mini Branch & Leaf Set" die, I cut two and glued them end to end.  The bird was cut from Tim Holtz Alterations "Caged Bird" die.  I used several different ink colors.  It was fun trying to figure out what to use for this one.  Really liked using all the different inks and blending them together.


Sunday, April 22, 2012

Birthday Banner

This is a banner that I made for a special little lady for her 6th birthday. She loves the books "Fancy Nancy", so she is having a "Fancy Nancy" birthday party.

The banner was made using the Cricut and the Gypsy, The banner triangle was cut using the "Mother's Day 2010" cartridge, the flowers were cut using the "Mother's Day Bouquet" cartridge, and the letters were cut using the "Hello Kitty Font" cartridge. Her name is also in the banner (wanted to keep it private). The images used was from the Making Memories "Fancy Nancy" diecut package. Can't wait for her to see it.


Friday, April 13, 2012

Senior Year Play layout

This is a 2-page layout I made for my GN, she is in a play called "The Diviner's". I don't know much about this play except it took place awhile ago so I used the lace and pearls on this one.

The font I used is from a Cricut's Gypsy Font. I used dimensional to pop the letters out. The center flower was made using the McGill's punch "Star Lily". The bottom of each photo mat was punched using the Martha Stewart border punch "Embroidery". I added ribbon and flat back pearls.


Thursday, April 5, 2012

Box Double Mini Album

This is a mini album that I made following "creativecafegirl"'s youtube channel. She does some great work. I found this to be a very easy and fun mini to make. The paper was some paper that I found on clearance at Michaels and knew when I saw it that I had to make a mini for this paper.

This is the outside front of the mini. The paper is by K&Company called Susen Winget Speciality Paper.

This is on the inside of the outer flap. I did not decorate it until I decide what pictures I want to put in it.

This is one of the mini albums I used a butterfly theme inside and out.

This is the 2nd mini album. The outside is covered with dragonflies so I added a dragon fly to the inside.

This video shows more of the mini.


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Senior Year Layout #2

This is another layout for my great-nieces senior book. She was in their school play "Cinderella". I wanted to have several places for pictures.

This is a 2 page 12x12 layout. The images were cut using the Gypsy and the Cricut with the "Disney - Princesses Happily Ever After", and the title was cut using " Blackletter" cartridge. The edge for the photo mats were cut using the EK "Diamond Lace" border punch.


Thursday, March 22, 2012

Senior Year Layouts #1

My niece asked is I would help with making my great-niece a scrapbook for her senior year of high school. She will be graduating from Independence High School in Columbus Ohio this June.

The first page I think will be her opening page of her book. Their colors are red, white and blue. Their mascot is the 76er. I used a printed background and added Stickles to the fireworks. I found the 76er and printed it out on white cardstock, then added glitter using the Spica marker. The letters were cut using the Gypsy and the Cricut. The cartridge used was Base Camp.

For homecoming she and her date wore black and silver. I made a 2 page layout for this one. On the first page the flowers were made using several methods. I used the Cricut, the Slice, and different punches. The letters were cut with the Gypsy and Cricut from the Base Camp cartridge. The photo mat was cut using the Martha Stewart punch-around-the-page "Swirling Lace".

The second page I added butterflies using the Martha Stewart punch "Monarch Butterfly" and the Movers and Shapers die "Mini Butterflies Sets". I added a bead of Beads in a Bottle under the wings to make the wings stand up. The flourishes were cut from glitter paper using Tim Holtz Alterations die "Elegant Flourishes" and Sizzix die "Flourish". I also cut the edges of the mats with the Crop-A-Dile Corner Chopper "Deco" edge.


Friday, March 16, 2012

College Mini Album

This is a mini album for my some who will be graduating this year from college. I wanted to get a head start on making it because it is not just for graduation but for his college years.


Sunday, March 11, 2012

Birthday Layout

These are two layouts that I made using my page kits. This made making these pages so fast and fun to make. This is a method that I will continue to use. Today I'm going to make up the embellishments needed for the other kits that I already have made up.


Thursday, March 8, 2012

12 Tags of 2012 - March

This is my March tag for Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2012.

The tag was cut using the Sizzix "Tim Holtz Alterations die - Tag & Bookplates". I did not have a woodgrain stamp but I did have the Sizzix "Tim Holtz Alterations Texture Fades Embossing Folder - Woodgrain". So I embossed the tag then inked with Ranger "Tim Holtz Distressed Ink - Vintage Photo". I was unable to stamp my sentiment on the embossed tag so I stamped it, inked it and cut it out before I applied it to the tag. The butterflies were made using Tim's method for mosaic. I did not have the metal flowers so I just added flowers and a brad. This was a fun one to make.


Sunday, February 26, 2012

12 Tags of 2012 - February

This year Tim Holtz has decided to retire his 12 Tags of Christmas and instead made the 12 Tags of 2012. Each month he will have a new tag with new techniques. This is the 1st but January will be included in March to play catch up. I like this a lot. This will allow me to work on other things along with my tags. Here is my take on his February tag.

The tag was cut from Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations die "Tag & Bookplates" with cardstock that I covered with scrapbooking paper, the edges were inked with Festive Berries Distressed Ink. I cut the cupid and hearts out with the Cricut. The hearts were cut in three different sizes then I added a pop dot in between each one. I added white home made tissue tape around a chipboard heart then added the cardstock hearts. The cupid was cut from grunge board, inked and Stickles added at the end. The bottom borders were cut with two different border punched, a Fiskers Heart border and a EK Scalloped Scallop border punch. The letters were stickers that were applied to cardstock then trimmed and inked. Can't wait to see what is next.


Saturday, February 25, 2012

Make Your Own Scrapbook Page Kit

I have neglected my scrapbooks lately and wanted to get back into them so I printed off a ton of prints from Walgreens. Then I thought now what to do, so I decided to make up kits for my many events. First I separated the pics and placed them in bags, then I added the paper and embellishments.

Her is a picture of how I store them.

This video shows the process.


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Slice Mini Album

I wanted to share with you a mini album that I made using the Slice to make the embellishments, along with some ribbon and bling. I just wanted to show how very nice the Slice is and how you can make a complete album, card or scrapbook page.


Thursday, February 2, 2012

2011 Tag You're It

I am participating in a tag you're it series on youtube. It is a lot of fun, I like to see what others are using and consider their favorites. I was tagged by RJ at ChocoDrop2 and I am tagging Veronica at TheCoutureCrafter. This video shows some of my favorites.


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Helpful Hints - Slice & Sneak peek at mini album

Hi all I wanted to share with you some hints I came up with for use with the Slice. Reusing parts of the package and making up a storage box. I also included a sneak peek into a mini album I am making using the Slice for the embellishments. Will post the finished album when complete.


Thursday, January 19, 2012

Christmas Gifts to sisters

I wanted to share a couple pictures of the gifts that I made for two of my sisters. They are both necklace, bracelet, and earrings sets. I had a lot of fun making them and I think they came out pretty good.


Sunday, January 15, 2012

Making 3D flowers with the Slice

Here is a sample of one of the 3D flowers that you can make using the Making Memories Slice.


Saturday, January 14, 2012

Playing with the Slice Elite

Just wanted to share some of the things that I have been making with the Slice Elite. I will show in upcoming videos in detail how I made them.


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Slice Haul at Michaels

Wanted to share with you the great haul that I got at Michael's. Went to two different stores to find all my goodies.


Saturday, January 7, 2012

After Christmas Haul

This is a haul that I made today at our local Walmarts. It is an assortment of Studio G Christmas items marked down to $.23. Can't wait to try out the little bags in mini albums. I hope they work.


Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year

I wanted to wish everyone a very safe and Happy New Year. Has anyone made any new crafting resolutions for 2012? Mine is to get out of my safety spots and try new things. I also hope to share with you all my new adventures. Once again have a wonderful 2012.
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