Sunday, May 13, 2018


I created this 6" x  6" card for the 'Surf's Up!' Challenge at Frilly and Funkie.  The winner will get a $25 spending spree at Frilly and Funkie!  
If you would like more information on this just visit them HERE.

This is a close up of the tag that fits between the pages of card.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018


     I created this 'Pocket Card Folio' with papers from the Floral Shoppe Collection by Graphic 45.  The entire collection is available at Scrap N Create.  The thing I like most about this kit is the beautiful ephemera cards and it has a huge sheet of stickers.
     Folio measures 4 1/4" x  8 1/4" and has a 1/4" spine.  All the edges are burnished with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  The ephemera card on the front is mounted on pink cardstock.

     This is the inside showing the photo mats and pocket with another photo mat.

     Here's the card opened up.  Pam Higgins  from Design Wishes has a great tutorial on how to make this card.  You can find that on her YouTube channel HERE.

              The ephemera card on the back cover is also mounted on pink cardstock.

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Sunday, May 6, 2018


I first saw the video on how to make these cupcakes about four years ago.  Ms. Liberty had them as part of her 'Submission Project' for Graphic 45.  You can see the video HERE.  I fell in love with the EK petal punch and have used it in countless projects.

     I burnished all the edges of the flowers with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  I used a 3 3/4" circle cardboard coaster as plate for the cupcake.  Glued it to a single glass candle holder to serve as base.  The cupcake base is made with a 9 oz. size paper cup and is 2" tall.
     Top half of cupcake is a 3" round Styrofoam ball cut in half. 

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018


     This is a new 'Accordion File Folder'.  I used the same instructions from Splitcoast Stampers and template measurements as before.  However, this time I used a digital kit from Snickerdoodle Designs for all my papers and embellishments.  It's a darling kit called 'Forever Friends' and is available at Snickerdoodle Designs.

Here's the basic layout with the backgrounds.

                   These are the removable photo cards.  All the word art is from the kit.  All the edges are burnished with 'Gathered Twigs' Distress Ink by Tim Holtz.

Here's the other side of photo cards with a place for journaling .

     Here's all the album pages with their embellishments attached.  I added extra journaling squares on the bottom and extra small photo mats in the pockets.  The album measures 4 1/2" X 7 1/2".  Because of the extra mats I added a 1/2" spine.

     Here's a close up of the word art on the front.  I added Wink of Stella to the words for a little extra sparkle.  The silk flowers are by Prima and Petaloo.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018


     This is the Deep Square Matchbook Box by Graphic 45.  I chose to decorate it with 'Moments In Time' paper collection from Photo Play.  The paper collection and box are available at Scrap N Create.

I began by burnishing all the edges.  I covered the open square with cardstock as I needed a solid top.

Then I measured the sides, top and bottom inside and out and covered them with the 'Moments In Time' papers.  I used the paper scrapes to punch out the flowers with a floral punch by EK.  All the edges on the box and the flowers are burnished with Aged Mahogany Distress Ink by Tim Holtz.

This is the front of the box.  All the hardware came from my stash.

Here's a close up of the cluster of flowers and tag.  The tag is a cutout from the collection.  The pearls are from Michaels and attached with Art Glitter glue.  Ribbon and yarn are from my stash.  I made the large rose with 'Tattered Florals' die by Tim Holtz.

Both sides and the back panels are decorated with 'Fancy Flourish' die by Cherry Lynn Designs and the smaller flowers with their pearls.

Here's the top of the box.

                                         Here's a close up of the tag with attached key.

Photo of box opened to reveal small storage box I made inside.  Decorated with the same flowers and flourish die.

The box is a perfect place to store more flowers.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018


Today I created this 'Card Folio' measuring  5 1/2 " x  7 1/2 " with a 1/4" spine.  I chose 'Penny's Paper Doll Family Collection' by Graphic 45.  The whole collection is available at 'Scrap N Create'
The large pink flowers are from The Penny Lane Garden Collection by Petaloo.  The small roses are handmade using 'Tiny Tattered Florals' by Sizzix.

I began by cutting all the paper layers and attaching with Art Glitter glue.  Don't forget to cut a navy and green for the cover back.  Kathy Clement has a wonderful tutorial on the basic construction of this folio.  
I burnished all the edges with 'Vintage Photo' Distress Ink by Tim Holtz.

While the glue was setting, I did all the fancy cutting of Penny, her clothes and hats.  

Here's the folio opened up.  The top page holds a small  4" x  6" folio full of Penny's clothes.  The bottom page holds Penny along with Ephemera Cards for photo mats.  There is also a chipboard packet to hold her hats.

This is the  4" x 6" folio opened up.  You'll notice there are no tabs on the clothes.  That's because they all attach with magnets.

                                                           And here's the back cover.

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Sunday, April 1, 2018


Envelope is for dimensional cards that measure 6" x  6" and  3/4" thick.  I used paper  and ephemera from 'Paprika' collection to match the 'Easel Card' I just posted.  Paper collection is available at 'Scrap N Create'.

Christina Betts has a tutorial on how to make this envelope.

                     The card just slides inside.  I used magnets to hold the flap in place.

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Saturday, March 31, 2018


     This is a Dimensional 'Free Standing Easel Card'.  It measures  6" x  6".  To create this I used 'Paprika' papers by Photo Play.  These papers are available at Scrap N Create.  

     I began by cutting the paper layers and folio with tag.  All the edges are burnished with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink by Tim Holtz.

     Here's the front of the card without the 'Sentiment Tag'.  Flower clusters are made by using  unknown leaf die, five pedaled flower die by EK,  tiny silk flowers from my stash and paper butterfly also from my stash.

                      This is the easel on the back made by using 'Easel' die by Tim Holtz.

     Close up of folio card with tag.  Sentiment reads 'Quick recovery wishes just for you'.

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Sunday, March 25, 2018


I created this 'Accordion File Folder' with a regular sized manila file folder.  It measures 4 1/2" X  7 1/2".  The instructions are from Splitcoast  Stampers and can be found HERE.  All the papers I used are from the 'Paprika' collection by Photo Play and those are available at Scrap N Create.  You can find them HERE

                                                             This is the back cover.

     This is a photo of the album opened up before backsides are glued in place.  All the edges are burnished with 'Wild Honey' Distress ink.  Smaller embellishments are stickers from the kit mounted on cardstock so they can be mounted with pop-up dots.  Circular mats are cut from 'Nesting Scallops' by Quickutz.

     These are pieces cut to be used for grass and roses on the cover.  The dies used are 'Grass' by Impression Obsession, 'Tiny Tattered Florals' by Tim Holtz and 'Five pedaled' flower by EK.

                               These are pages 1 and 2 after being glued to form folder.

                                                                Pages 3 and 4.

     These are the removable photo tags with a square for journaling.   Ribbons and pieces of colored yarns are from my stash.

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Friday, March 23, 2018


     I bought this kit at the 'Spring Fling' Retreat in San Clemente, Ca., March 2, 2018. Retreat was sponsored by Scrap N Create.  Art work is mounted on medium weight chipboard and measures 12" X 12".
     Designer is Tina Ollett at  '49 and Market'.  The papers are from 'Laws of Nature'.  More kits are available at Scrap N Create.
     Papers, ephemera cut out sheet, butterflies and flowers were all included in kit.  To color the lock and key I used gold Metallic Lustre by Deco Art as well as Wink of Stella for glitter.  I added a few extra embellishments from my stash:  Pearls, additional brown flowers by Recollections and green foliage made with 'Tiny Tattered Florals' die by Tim Holtz. All edges were burnished with 'Vintage Photo' Distress Ink.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018


     I created this album using 'Vintage Girl' papers by Photo Play.  They are available at Scrap N Create.  The album measures 6"X 6" with a 3" spine.  Cover is decorated with cardstock backed vintage frame from collection.  Flowers are a mix of 'Tiny Tattered Floral' die by Tim Holtz and roses from my stash.  Accented with rows of tiny pearls.

Inside front cover using cardstock backed stickers attached with pop-up dots.

     This is page one.  The pages are held in album using the hidden hinge technique that I learned from Ginger at My Sisters Scrapper.  Each page has an open end for a photo mat.  It is pulled out by using round tabs made with a die from Stampin' Up.  Each have a little pearl attached.  
     This page has an additional photo mat in the corner pocket.

     This page has a belly band holding two tags in place.  Bear is a two sided cupcake topper on a stick.  You can find them in many colors at 

                                  Page showing one of Vintage Girl's ephemeral cards.

     Center of book all opened up to show center pages with extra photo mats in the pockets and end flaps for journaling.

                                            Page with corner holders for large photo.

                                                       Page with belly band and photo tag.

                                                                  Inside back cover.

                                                 Cardstock backed sticker on the spine.

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