Thursday, September 26, 2013

CTMH MyCreations Kraft 3-Ring Album

I am so excited to share this project I have been working has a few firsts for me...

*my first fabric covered album (love YouTube for the directions!)
*my first YouTube video!

I used the My Creations Kraft 3-Ring Album and covered it using the For Always fabric. I have seen people do this before and thought it was out of my skill set...I was wrong...I LOVE how easy my trusty glue gun makes things :)

Here is the video to show all of the is my first attempt at a video :)

Here are a few pictures of the album...

 Here is a close up of the flowers I made for the cover. The flower is made with the For Always Textiles and the other one is made with the Ruby Chevron Ribbon.

***I had a question about the pages and how I made them, so here are a few pictures to show the base of takes 4 sheets of cardstock to make 1 full page. Two pages will be 8x8 and the other two will be 9x8

Score the larger sheets at 2" and tape or glue that section to the 8x8 pages. After you have the 2 sets you need to tape or glue them together (be sure the seams are on the inside so that the pages will open correctly)

When completed they should look like this. I hope this makes sense...if not, just let me know :)

Hope you enjoyed the video...and I also hope that you create your own project with the My Creations Kraft 3-Ring Album!!!


(By the is the link to the YouTube video I used to learn how to cover the album with fabric.)

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Alphabet Soup "Get Well" card (H2H & Mojo312)

This week over at Heart 2 Heart Challenges is all about dishing up some Alphabet Soup. The interpretation is to use multiple alphabets...I did that...but I also took it somewhat literally! 

Here is what I "cooked-up"

I tried to make it look like a bowl of soup on a matching plate with the burlap being used as a place-mat. It didn't quite turn out as I envisioned...but I like it. On the bamboo background paper I stamped a wood grain image from the Huntington WOTG Stamp Set. The letters "get well" letters are stamped with Versamark Ink and then embossed with White Daisy embossing powder. I also stamped a few other random letters in the White Daisy ink, using the second generation technique.

In addition to the Heart 2 Heart Challenge, I also have used the sketch over at Mojo Monday for the pattern of this is a picture of the sketch.

Be sure to check out the other creative entries over at...

Supplies used:
Huntington WOTG (paper and stamp set)
Bamboo Cardstock
Lagoon Cardstock
Goldrush Ink
Versamark Ink
White Daisy Ink
White Daisy Embossing Powder (Not could use Clear Embossing over White Daisy Ink)
Burlap ribbon
Eclectic Edges Stamp Set (Not Available)
A Typeface Stamp Set
You Are My Happy Stamp Set (National Stamping Month exclusive...only a little time left to get this cutie!)

Thank you so much for looking and feel free to comment or contact me if you have any questions!!!!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Good Times...Mojo311 and Heart 2 Heart Challenges

Today's craft project was so much fun! This weeks Heart 2 Heart Challenge was a continuation of the song from The Sound Of Music..."My Favorite Things" They left it us on how we chose to interpret that...whether it was something from the lyrics in the song or our favorite things. Now that made it tough...cause when it comes to crafting, I have A LOT of favorite things. So much do you choose just one?!?!?

I ended up using a few...the colors Purple (Gypsy) and Lagoon, random stamping to make your own paper, BLING, Butterflies, Laughing Lola paper (isn't it gorgeous...LOVE IT!!!), the new awesome "You Are My Happy" stamp's an exclusive for National Scrapbooking Month (and is a total steal for only $10 with a qualifying purchase of $50 during the month of September), and did I mention Bling???? LOL

Here is the Mojo Monday Sketch pattern that I used for this card...

I don't normally do anything more than inking the edges on the inside of the cards, but I had to do something since I didn't ink the outside (shocking...I know)

Here are the links to the two challenges that I entered this card sure to check out the other talented crafters!!!

Heart 2 Heart Challenges

Thanks for looking and have I hope you have a fun-filled crafty day!!!

Here are the supplies I used for this card...

Monday, September 9, 2013

My First Heart 2 Heart Challenge

Brown Paper Packages Tied Up in String...

This is the challenge over at the Heart 2 Heart Challenges Blog and sounded like a fun challenge to me!!!! If you want to see the details and the beautiful creations over there just click here!

I love working with the Kraft paper and I thought for this card I would just stamp the background with one of the sunflowers from the Friendship Bouquet stamp set. I also stamped the medium sized sunflower and cut it out. I tied it up with the Bakers Twine and used the 3-D Foam Tape to make the flower stand out!

It seemed a bit plain...or as my husband I added some seed beads to the centers of the flowers and this is what I ended up with...

It's still not how I had first envisioned the card, but I think that is the best part of never know what the end result will be!

As always...just leave a comment or email me if you have any questions! If you are interested in any of the products I used just click on the item listed below and it will take you directly to my website!

My Acrylix Stamp Set "Friendship Bouquet" (not available through website...comment or email if you are interested and I will see if I can get this for you)
Seed Beads (Wal-Mart has these)

"Thank You" Mojo Monday 310

Sometimes it is so hard for me to find the inspiration that I need to craft because I tend to over think the details. That is why this weeks Mojo Monday sketch is so perfect! 

I have been wanting to use the new "Flowering Thanks" stamp from Jeannette's stamp archive and I paired it with the Chantilly paper and fabric. For the ruffle I just hot glued the fabric to a scrap piece of paper (just in case I made a mistake or didn't like it enough for the card) and gathered it up as I went along the strip.

I also used the 3-D Foam Tape to give the stamped image some dimension and the Edge Distresser on the edges of the papers.

All of the items used are from the current Close To My Heart Idea Book...if you are interested in the products you can just click on the items listed below the picture and it will take you directly to my website.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Awesome thrift store find!

Until recently, I absolutely HATED going to any flea market or thrift store. As kids we used to have to go with my dad and all I could remember is how BORING it was and how everything seemed so dark and dirty in them. While I still think that there are some that are dirty and chaotic (after working in retail for so many years...I kind of have a bit of OCD with my shopping...I can't function if things are not straight and organized), I do appreciate the fun of finding inexpensive items that you can "re-purpose" or recycle.

I don't know why...but I am on this flower kick. I am obsessed with making them (I don't even wear them...but I love them.) My main problem is that fabric can be so expensive, especially since there is a learning curve with me making these flowers and more seems to go in the trash then onto the actual flower. I was so excited when I toughed it out and went into our local ASPCA Thrift Store...and it was CLEAN...and for the most part...organized. And then it made it even better when I found two sheer curtain panels for only .50cents a piece! I can probably get about 10 flowers out of each panel...ohhh...I will be so ready for the farmers market or the upcoming craft fair season :)

Here is a sample of the first flower I made from one of the panels...

 A close up of the flower...

If you are curious how to make this flower this is a wonderful tutorial and they even have printable patterns for the circles. I didn't do the biggest size circle for this one because I didn't want the flower to be that enormous!

Here are a few other flowers that I played with tonight also...

Now I need to go back to that thrift store and find some other items that I can alter...or distress...or cover...or paint...way to many options (maybe I should stay focused on one thing for a while...yeah right!)

Thanks for looking and just comment or email me if you have any questions!