Friday, February 25, 2011


Easel Card. It was fun learning these techniques.

This is one of the Easel cards we made today.

At today's card class we tried to show some different ways to fold cards.

This is a Pop-Up card. The center is a stamped rose, I'm sorry it didn't show up.

This flower is hard to see, but believe it or not it is made from a muffin cup.

A couple of super easy flowers I made while waiting for the card class to start.
A BIG Thank You to the recent followers!

I only need 3 more and then I'll draw for a "Blog Candy" winner!

Pictures of the Candy will be up soon.

Today's card class projects will be up tomorrow.
Keep checking back.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

I didn't realize I've had my blog for 3 years, so come this December there will be a blog candy giveaway.

But, before then I'd like to do a "Blog Candy" for fun.
When I reach my tenth follower I will draw a name for the winner.
So don't forget when you view my blog to become a follower.

For those of you who don't know what "Blog Candy" is it is the bloggers
way of saying Thank you to it's followers by giving away some stamping
goodies or craft goodies. They can be new or used.

I won such a blog candy and it was fun.
Anyway I thought it would be fun!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Another TP Mini Album, I'm on a Roll.
I have so many pictures so thought I'd do one of Our Family. I used a different technique for covering the rolls. I made a template (not my idea) and it covered the whole thing plus inside the roll. I then brushed the edges of each roll (I used four) with Chestnut Roan ink. I again didn't have any rings so I used a twisty tie and colored it with a Stampin' Up Brilliant Blue marker. It is covered with several pieces of ribbon. I Punched a hole in each roll and added an eyelet. The words are from a letter pack I got at Michaels. The flower is from a K & Company flower pack. I used 3 self adhesive blue gems for some Bling. This is a butterfly I die-cut using the Big Shot machine. I added Glossy Accents to it to make it shine. That part unfortunately didn't show up well.

I am going to say simple a lot, but it is true. These pages are too easy.
To this one I added a piece of blue ribbon behind the photo, attached the photo and added a blue butterfly from the sequin pack. I put Diamond stickles on the wings for some glitz.

I am all about quick and easy projects that go together fast. These TP Roll minis do just that.
I adhered brown ribbon to the background underneath the photo. I then added a blue butterfly I cut from The Big Shot machine.I adhered it at the center so I could fold the wings up.I then added blue stickels to the butterfly.

Another super simple page. I added a pices of adhesive chipboard flourish to the left bottom corner over the photo. That's it!

This page was very simple. I attached the photo with dimensionals. It's hard to tell but this gives it a 3-D effect. Underneath and to the left are Gem Flourishes I picked up at Michaels. They are by Colorbok.

To the background I used a piece of silver ribbon then laid a border of blue paper I punched with an EK sucess border punch.
The photo is mounted with dimensionals and I added a blue butterfly from the sequin pack.
I put Diamond stickles on the butterfly for more glitz.

I added a silver ribbon with a dark blue ribbon over it to the background. I had a dark blue flower and leaves from a sequin pack I've had forever and put a blue gem in the center of the flower. I like the light blue gems at the right corner, a bit of Bling.
The photos of each of our kids are mounted on circles I punched with a Stampin' Up 1 3/4"
punch. I attached all three with a brown brad so they swivel.

These are very simple tags cut from scraps of the paper pack I used for this scrapbook. I punched a hole in the top of each one and added ribbon.
The backs have gold gel pen lines drawn on for journaling. A few sticker embellishments added.
I have had so much fun making these TP Roll mini scrapbooks. Thanks for looking!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Would you guess that this little scrapbook is made out of TP rolls?
Flatten them out. I used a bone folder and a heavy container. Cut our your CS 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" and cover them. The punch two holes in each one and attach together with rings. I used four TP rolls and I didn't have rings so I colored twisty ties black and used them. Then I covered them with ribbons sticking with my black and white theme. I added some bling jewels to the right top and cut out the flowers from the paper pack, then added a Antique Brad from Stampin' Up to the center of the flower. I then covered all the petals with Glossy Accents to make it shine.

This page has two circles attached with a black brad so that the swivel open. Also a journaling tag is added.
On this page I added a little Frame from the pack I bought at Big Lots.

I love the flowered paper in this pack.
I added a swirly to the bottom right and cut out the butterfly from one of the pages in the pack and adhered it with a pop-dot.

Adhered a flower from a pack I got at Big Lots.
I also put a EK sucess sticker at the top left.
I like swirlies.

I just love this paper collection.
I adhered this flower that I got in a pack from Big Lots.

This last page I adhered a dimensional sticker from Michaels Recollections series.

These are the tags. They measure 2 1/2 x 3 1/2.
I used the Colorbok paper pack I picked up at Walmart. The papers are attached back to back.
I then used my Crop-a-Dile and punch a hole in each tag. The first one I added a star eyelet and silver ribbon. The second one I just cut the end using the Fiskar Apron Lace border punch.
Third one is a piece of polka dot ribbon that I stapled on. Lastly I had these plastic circle things, sequens I guess they are and attached them back to back and taped on.
Thank you for looking!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

It's that time again.
This months "Stamping Together" class will be this Friday at 1:00pm
We will be making two cards: An Easel and Pop-Up one.
I'd like one more project but don't know if I'll have time to get it together.
We may soon out grow my dinning room.
See you then.

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