Thursday, December 15, 2011

12 days of Christmas

We're celebrating the 12 days of Christmas at my job and we are having a ball.  The competition is stiff.  Each day we share a theme with an awesome meal, breakfast or treat.  We were the 2nd day and this was our treat inspired by a posting on Pinterest called Santa's Hat Treats.  Not sure of the originator. Our theme was the North Pole.  Santa is caught going down the chimney!   
Well I'm still working on my album to post.  Stay tuned!!!!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

December Daily Project - Day 1

Christmas is my second favorite holiday!   Inspired by Moanica at Scraps of Color E:spire for the December Daily Project, I decided to post my Christmas Holiday journey for the next 25 days.  Fond memories will be captured in a mini album and completed before the new year.
Day 1 Real or artificial tree
Ornaments & accessories

Mission Accomplished

Trimming the tree is a holiday tradition that my mother started  in the 70's.  With all the excitement I couldn't sleep and decided to put on Mariah Carey's Christmas album and in two hours I was finished. 

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Memacrafts Criss Cross Card Challenge

Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours!   
This card was created for Memascrafts November Criss –Cross Card Color Challenge.  Her picture displayed a fall theme of orange, yellow, green, and brown scene.  This is my take on it. 
Supplies used
Making Memories Autumn Splendor
Bazzill card stock
Anna Griffin  embellies
Adornament fiber
Martha Stewart fringe scissors & edge punch
Studio G Stamp set

The inside reads ‘Oh So Nutty’
This card is really fun to make!  I'll be making more.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Altered candles

Made this set for my scrappy sister Cynthia at Scraps of Color for the Altered Candle Swap hosted by Crafty Qadirah.  Cynthia wanted the traditional Christmas colors.

Here's the set!!  Patterned paper is by SEI

I just love the Christmas light garland ribbon

Is that not the cutest reindeer?

Can't remember where I purchased the gift box buttons, but I thought they were a nice touch.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Mini Album swap

This is the mini I made for my scrappy friend Shaton on Scraps of Color.  It’s a 6 x 9 album made from chipboard and corrugated fiberboard.  Shaton’s favorite color is blue. The Green Tea paper pack by DCWV caught my eyes and I went crazy.  I was hoping it wasn’t too busy.  It’s a Peek A Boo cover. Transparency was placed between the two pages to protect the picture if she chooses to put in the circle.  I used Prima flowers, Sizzix die cut leaves, butterfly from a RAK, Jolee bird cage and the QuicKutz scallop circle.

Left Page: Embellished a Dress form
Right Page: Martha Stewart edge punch & Quickutz scallop circle die cut, bling

Close up of the embellished dress form and altered stick pin I made

It’s 3 parts after I opened the left page.  The left page opens to an accordion album. The middle is a gateway page.  I used my Creative Memories square and heart punch and EK Success edge punch on the flaps.  They open for journaling or photos

Check out the accordion views. A paperclip tied to a ribbon is attached to assure it's closure.  Melody Ross sticker and Martha Stewart edge punch used.

When you open the gate way I used Spellbinder cuts for photos.  Journaling added at the bottom. The middle may look like a 4x4 paper tied with a bow, but it’s actually an …….

Explosion box! Well sort of.  Tags slide easily into the flaps.  They have journaling so she can add photos if she likes and actually store something in the middle.

Once you open that the left is a translucent envelope with lace and a MS edge punch and Melody Ross sticker.  In the middle is another gateway. A cuttlebug fanciful tag is used to connect them.  I made pocket pages and stored circle cuts and a mini envelope.  See close up view

And the last page, which is the corrugated fiberboard that binds it all can have photos placed in them.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Altered Wooden Door Hanger Swap

This is my latest project created for an Altered Wooden Door Hanger swap over at Scraps of Color hosted by Mary Joyce.  My partner was Sharon who LOVES green and dress forms.  Mariposa has the best selection of green papers in my stash.  I didn't purchase anything except the wooden door hanger. Everything was in reach.  I even made my first altered stick pin!  So excited to know she was pleased.
Supplies used:
Mariposa pp
Sizzix scissor die cut
Dress form from a swap
Recollection flowers
Lace from Hancock Fabrics
Fiber & Toule from my mother
Spool from Michaels
I also included a mini Altered composition pad. 

TFL!  Let me know what you think

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Double Pocket Card Challenge at MemasCrafts

Designed this holiday card for MemasCrafts Challenge.  She provided a tutorial and it was fun to make.  I used DCWV Black Currant Stack.  LOVE the purple.  I used a dress form I received in a swap at SOC.  The tab punch is by McGill.  Added some flowers and pearls from Michaels and black feathers from Joann's.
Front cover

This is the inside.  The tags are from a Sizzix die cut. Added a dress form from Forever Young Cricut cartridge which is double matted on a Spellbinder die.  I cut one in two to add a little color on the black inside panels and put some cream fiber on the edges. Stamp is from Michael's dollar bin. "Share the moments that bring you joy."

Sure thank you for looking and welcome your comment!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Altered Bird House

I've always wanted to alter a bird house so I thought, why not do one in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.  I purchased this hanging wind chime bird house from Michaels. 
Front view

Back view

Side view

Front close up
Supplies:  K & Company  Lovely pp,  Me & My Big Ideas BC pp, Martha Stewart fence punch, EK Success daisy & butterfly punch, Roof Fiskars paper crimper, Maya Road chipboard, Making Memories paint, Crystal Stickles, Recollection pearls, pearl lace, floral embellishments, Prima flowers, Heart tulle from my mother's stash, Lace from a lace tag swap, Bird & flower on the roof from a birthday card, Bird in the middle & small buds on the wind chimes from Michaels

Sunday, October 9, 2011

SOC 7th Anniversary

Scraps of Color is celebrating 7 years.  We were asked to celebrate with a card challenge as to what SOC mean to us. 

It's a group of ladies and a gentleman that truly shares everything from Papercrafting techniques to recipes &  cares about each other.  The word has got to be spreading because we are over 1,400 members!

There is a lot of 'RAKing' going on. Since I misspelled it and caught it after I posted I thought I would just add my touch on the definition.  It's Random Acts of Caring & Kindness.  How about that? That's what we do.

I get so excited about Friday Nite Challenge.  It's fun hosting and playing along.  You're guaranteed to have a fun evening whether you do the 30 minute challenges or chat. 

I have great memories of dear friends I've met, chatted, and texted over the years.  It's been a wonderful journey and I look forward to many more years!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness month

Have you done your monthly exam?  I have several friends, aunt and church members who are survivors.  GOD is good and I’m so glad I contribute to the cause.  I use to walk faithfully until I hurt my ankle, but I do donate $$$$!   Since this is the start of Breast Cancer Awareness month I created a pin to wear instead of the ribbon.  I colored the stamp, added a few embellishments and mod podged it to keep it from getting damaged. Then I cut some cardboard to keep it firm and added a bar pin on the back.

This is my favorite card.  Found the digital images from Loo-Loo Designs.  They are so beautiful together with the messages used for the card.  I am loving this  gateway design. 

Supplies Used:
Me & My Big Ideas pp
Cuttlebug fanciful label & heart embossing folder
Glossy Accents
Copic markers
Glaze pen
Jelly roll pen
Crystal stickles

I love the look inside as it opens

She's looks as though she's giving herself a mammogram

I have a few more and welcome your comments.

Supplies used:
Me & My Big Ideas pp
Martha Stewart edge punch
Prima flower
Can't remember where I got the image from

Supplies used:
Me & My Big Ideas pp
Image by Sliekje

Supplies used:
Prima flower
Me & My Big Ideas pp
Archivers ribbon die cut
Mini beads

Supplies used:
Quickutz butterfly die
Joleee bling

Monday, October 3, 2011

Mamatine's Sewing Machine

Clementine pronounced ( klem-uhn-teen) is my aunt affectionately called Mamatine.  She is an awesome seamstress.   Each time I visit I love to see what new things she’s added to her sewing room.  One year for Christmas I made all my aunt’s shadowboxes and her title was I love you ‘Sew’ much.   I used the photo of her receiving the shadowbox in the layout. 

This week on Platinumscraps we were asked to create a layout using the Pagemap sketch above.  When I saw the dressform I knew exactly what photos I was going to use.  It was fun using some old buttons from my stash.  I wish I would have used some floss in a few of the buttons.  The dress form was from the SOC dress form swap and of course I had to embellish it.  The paper is from SEI I found in a Kreatorville Kit and the titleframe is from Crate paper.  The animal print is from Me & My Big Ideas.  I used Martha Stewart edge punch under the journaling.  TFL and I welcome your comments

Monday, September 26, 2011

I'm Wild about You!

I decided to join our Team B challenge on Platinumscraps.  This is my take on the card sketch from Cardabilities. 
While sorting paper I came across an old Creative Memories animal print paper pack.  I started to play around with a circle edge punch by Fiskars and the circles generated.  The ape die cut was found at Archivers.   The title “I’m Wild about you” came to mind and I added flock for the ground and also to the ape’s chest and feet.  The African violet stamp is by Hero Arts and the hemp cord was found at Michaels’.  Thanks for stopping by! 

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Scrappy Friends

The Design Team at Platinumscraps were asked to use this Page Map sketch for the week.  

Supplies used:
My Minds Eye pp
M.S. edge punch
Marvy Scallop punch
Creative Charms Vintage Brads
7 Gypsies sticker journaling
Making Memories tiny alpha stickers

I wanted to use the last of my birthday photos.  It was the perfect sketch to include all who attended.  I enjoyed capturing their expressions when they received their prize.  My Scrappy girlfriends are a joy to be with.  Can’t wait for the next crop!
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