Saturday, December 8, 2018


I created this 'Lighted Lantern' by altering a Patron tequila bottle.  Medium sized.  I used a string of white twinkie lights inside.  The bottle stopper is a converted dresser pull handle.

I used E6000 glue to adhere several brass metal embellishments.  The colored plastic beads are melted pony beads.

I then used a blend of multi colored mini glass beads to fill in the empty spaces and added a bow. 

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018


I created this 'Gift Box' on round legs using the digital kit 'This Is Me November' by Karen at Snickerdoodle Designs.  You can find that kit HERE.
The box measures 4 1/2" x  6" and is 2 3/4" deep.

I painted the 1/2" beads with acrylic paints.  The flowers are cut out of cardstock using background colors from the kit.  Die is Graphic 45 Flower Metal Dies.

There is a wonderful tutorial by Ginger at My Sisters Scrapper that I used for measurements.  I brought the measurements into Photoshop Elements 15 to use as templates using the wonderful backgrounds from 'This Is November" kit.
You can get the tutorial HERE.

Here's the back.

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Saturday, November 24, 2018


This Apron shaped box is made from a Bigz 'XL' die by Lori Whitlock for Sizzix.  The box is made of black cardstock.  The patterned background is also cardstock.  

I used a kit called 'Ginger Magic' by Snickerdoodle Designs.  It has been retired but the angel and other graphics have always been a favorite.  These are the recipe cards for the inside.

Here's the back.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018


I created this Envelope Card with a sheet from Graphic 45's 'Portrait of a Lady Collection'.  I cut the paper to 11" x 11" and followed the tutorial by Dsscrape on this WEBSITE.  This card measures 5 1/2 " x  5 1/2".

For the 4" square card inside I used square Framelits dies from Sizzix.  The sentiment card I created using an old image saved in my 'digital stash'.  Designer unknown.

The card just slides in the top of envelope.  Sentiment reads:  Happiness held is the seed, Happiness shared is the flower.

Close up of the background of beads I used to fill in around the flowers.

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Friday, October 5, 2018


I created my Zig Zag Album using Carta Bella's Christmas designer papers.  It measures about 3" x  6".  I've had the poinsettia dies for a long while and don't know the designer.
I followed the tutorial by Kay at Embrace Serendipity.  You can find that HERE

This is the inside front cover.  I used Heartstrings Alpha by Lorie at Scrapbook Graphic's to design the sentiment.

This is the whole album opened up.

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Thursday, October 4, 2018


        I created this album for a friend just in time for Halloween.  This is such a fun album to make.  I love how the pages are put together.  While my album measures 3" x  4", I followed the directions from a tutorial by Frank Garcia that is much larger.  You can find that HERE.

Here is the spine.  It measures 1 3/4" wide.  I mounted the hardware pieces using E6000 glue.  After they were dry I put glue all around the area and pressed into it little crystal beads and melted pony beads.

A picture of a ceramic cat on the inside cover is special to my friend.   The rest of the book is full of pictures of the 'French' cats collection.

                I distressed all the photos edges and mounted them on Autumn colored papers.

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Thursday, June 14, 2018


      These gift boxes were decorated using scrape papers and odds and ends from my stash.  The boxes are from Martha Stewart and measure  3" x  3".  She calls them Chocolate Truffles.
     The boxes as well as the papers are available at Scrap N Create

All four sides are decorated.  This one using odd stamps  from Graphic 45 Paper Dolls collection.

The frog is one of my paper characters.  They are made from cardstock, mounted on wires or toothpicks so they stand up.  Papers are Natures Sketchbook by Graphic 45.

                                 Papers are from Paper Dolls collection by Graphic 45.  Flowers are silk flowers from Michaels.  The grass is made using Tiny Tattered Floral die by Tim Holtz.

                                           Papers are from Paprika by Photo Play.

Papers are from Natures Scrapbook by Graphic 45.

Not sure where these papers came from.  Ribbon from Michaels.

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Friday, June 8, 2018


Today I'm posting my 'PHOTO WALLET' with a shaker top.  It measures 4" x  6" and is cut from one sheet of 12" x 12" paper.  The original design  is by Kathy Clement and can be found HERE.
I used the Sizzix Ornate Frame #2.  The flowers are from Petaloo and are also available at Scrap N Create.

The papers I used  are  the 'Floral Shoppe Collection' from Graphic 45.  You can purchase the entire kit from Scrap N Create HERE.
First opening has place for two 4" x  6" photos.

Then opening further there is  another 4' x  6" photo mat at the bottom.  The center is closed off with two doors being held closed with a paper clip I designed using stickers from the collection.

Close up of the center of the wallet.  This is a mat decorated with a 'Happiness' ephemera card.  More of the removeable  paper clips are attached to the pocket.

Here's the entire wallet opened up.  

Close up of the two sided tags that fit into the side flaps.  They measure 2 1/2 "  x   3 1/2". The eyelash yarn is from my stash.

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Friday, June 1, 2018


I created this ATC CARD ALBUM using a new digital kit from Snickerdoodle Designs called 'This Is Me - June'.  It measures 4 1/4" x  6 1/4" with a 1 1/2" spine.  I used my Zutter 'Bind It All' to bind it all together.

I cut out eight pages from chipboard with the Graphic 45 regular tag die.

     I selected the backgrounds I wanted from the kit and put them on  5" x 7" templates along with smaller elements for fussy cutting.  All the edges are burnished with both Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and Brocade Blue ink by Stampin' Up.

I printed the flowers from the kit and cut them with the Flower Metal Dies from Graphic 45.

Samples of the pages before adding embellishments.

Pics of the pages with the embellishments.  The photo mats measure 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 and are matted on both sides.  I coated all the flowers throughout the album with Wink of Stella to add some shimmer.  Pearls are from my stash.

And here's the back.

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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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