Thursday, December 5, 2019


I designed these little 'Gnome Milk Carton Treat Holders' as my entry for The Funky Junky Blog Challenge for December.  It is called 'It's The Holidays' and I think these fit right in.  If you would like more information you can find it HERE.  I was inspired by a wonderful video tutorial by Ginger at 'My Sisters Scrapper".  You can find that HERE.

I found these darling little Gnome characters on the internet and brought them into Photoshop Elements for sizing.  The little jingle bells on the hats came from by stash. 

So I took the The Funky Junkie's advice and sneaked off to my 'studio' to play.  The finished cartons are 3 1/2" x  2".  Papers are mostly Graphic 45 scraps from a couple Christmas's ago.

...And there you have it.  Thanks for stopping by...

Monday, November 18, 2019


I created this little pull toy for the 'Funkie Junkie Boutique' challenge called 'Fabulous Fall'.
Finished measurements are 4 1/2" x  10".  You can get more information about the challenge
by going to the 'Funkie Junkie Boutique' HERE.

I started with a block of wood measuring 2" x  4 1/4" x  1".   The labradoodle and man in the moon are made from clip art found on the internet.  I brought it into Photoshop Elements for sizing and coloring. 

I choose these papers from my stash because of the Fall colors.  I distressed the edges and applied papers to the block using Mod Podge.

I further distressed the edges with turquoise paint and spritzed with Glimmer Mist.

Banner reads 'Love' on one side and 'You' on the other.

Close up of the dog and the flower bed he is sitting in.  Flowers are made using Tattered Floral die by Tim Holtz.  Also added a few tiny rocks.

Here's the backside.

I am so happy to announce that I won one of the 'Top 3 Badges' awarded for this challenge!

...There you have it.  Thanks for stopping by...

Tuesday, October 15, 2019


I created this Halloween Apron Box for the 'Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge' called "It's Halloween".  You can find all the information HERE.  

I cut the basic box using the Sizzix Bigz XL Die call 'Apron Box'.

I made templates 1/4" smaller than the die pieces.  These I decorated with images found on the internet clip art sites.  I brought them into Photoshop Elements for sizing.

Here's one side of box.

Here's the other.

And here's the back.

...There you have it.  Thanks for stopping by...

Sunday, October 13, 2019


I altered wine bottle by turning it into a lantern.  Lights are a single strand of Christmas twinkly lights.  

I found the giraffe on a clip art site on the internet.  I brought it into Photoshop Elements for sizing and coloring.  Edges are burnished using Gathered Twigs Distress Ink by Tim Holtz.

Close up of the cork.  I made a nest for tiny ceramic bird using 'Tiny Tattered Florals' die by Tim Holtz as well as a couple silk flowers from my stash.

Close up of flowers used behind giraffe and around the bottle.  Die is #664163 from Sizzix.  Smaller flower and moth are from my stash.

There's a one inch hole drilled in the back to thread the lights through.  More foliage and tiny flower added.

...There you have it.  Thanks for stopping by...

Saturday, October 12, 2019


I created this 'Twist-n-Pop' card using an old Christmas video by Collette Mitrega as inspiration.  You can find that tutorial HERE.

I used a digital kit called "Oh Boy" at Kimeric Kreations for background papers and elements.  You can find that kit HERE.  This is the card front along side the 'belly band' that helps keep it closed.  Card measures 4" x  6".

I made templates using Photoshop Elements program to mount the designs on.  Then cut them out and started putting the card together.

When the card is opened, out pops the sentiment in big letters.  Then the card measures 
4" x  12".

Here's the back.

...And there you have it.  Thanks for stopping by...

Wednesday, September 25, 2019


This is actually a box that opens up to reveal drawers inside to be filled with 'Treats' for Halloween.  I'm entering this box in the 'Funkie Junkie Boutique' blog challenge called 'Treats not Tricks!' If you would like to play along you can get all the information HERE.

There is a great tutorial made by Cynthia at 'The Scrappy Book Worm'. You can find that HERE.  I wanted to create my own templates for the all the different panels. I did that using Photoshop. 

The background pages are from a Digital Kit called 'Trick or Treat' created by Tracy for 'Art by Miran'.  The haunted house, characters and pumpkin came from clipart on the internet which I resized to fit my templates. 

I cut them all out and burnished the edges with 'Black Soot' Distress Ink.

This is the Tower Box spread out to show you all the sides.

Here's the inside showing the drawers and the lid.  With the lid on the Tower Box measures about  3" x  6 1/2".  The pumpkin adds a couple more inches.

...There you have it.  Thanks for stopping by...

Saturday, September 21, 2019


I created this Mini Photo Album by reusing a CD case.  There is a great video I found on the internet by Joann showing you how to put it together and giving you the measurements.  You can find that by clicking HERE.  I used a digital kit from Snickerdoodle Designs called 'Love My Cat' for the images.  You can find that HERE.

I used JoAnn's measurements to design templates in Photoshop and stocked them with images and background papers from the kit.

Cut them all out.

Attached papers according to her directions.

Here's the back.

… And there you have it.  Thanks for stopping by ...

Friday, August 9, 2019


I created this single 'Book End' using papers from the 'idea-ology' collection by Tim Holtz.  It measures 4" x  6 1/2" and is 9" tall.

I began by wrapping blocks of wood with the papers and attaching them to a regular book end.

Here's a look at one side.  The bottle is filled with tiny aquarium rocks. and a bouquet of flowers.  The flowers were made using EK's five petaled punch.  There are more tiny rocks cascading around the blocks.

The other flowers are from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Close up of other side.  Metal beatle is from Hobby Lobby. 

Here's the back of 'Book End'. It shows off the peacock feathers better.

...And there you have it...
...Thanks for stopping by...

Sunday, August 4, 2019


This month's challenge at 'The Funkie Junkie Boutique' is to add metallics' to a project.  I created this picture frame out of a wood block and accented it with metallic corners and a metallic clock.
If you would like to join in on the fun you can find all information needed at 'The Funkie Junkie' located HERE.

The 3"x 3" picture holder opens up to attach two photos.  It is held closed with the help of small magnets. The frog is a two sided character I created using an image on the internet.  I brought it into Photoshop Elements for coloring and sizing.  It measures about 3 1/2" long and 2 1/2" wide.

I began by covering the wood with papers from the 'Nature Sketchbook' collection by Graphic 45.  Using a drill I made holes to place flowers in.  They are mounted on floral wires. 

Close up of the tiny rocks, flowers and clock that cover the whole top of the picture frame.  Tim Holtz die 'Tiny Tattered Florals' was used for flowers and grass.

One side.

Back side also has a picture holder that opens up for two more photos.  Project measures 
3 1/2" x  8" x  2 1/4".  

Other side.

...And there you have it...
...Thanks for stopping by...

Wednesday, July 31, 2019


I created this first 'Explosion Box' using wonderful directions from Lisa at 
StampUpLisa on Utube.  You can find them HERE.
The box measures 4 1/2" x  4 1/2" and is mounted on 1" wooden beads.

Remove the lid and pages open up to display three layers of pages for photo's.  Papers used are from the 'Halloween in Wonderland Collection' from Graphic 45.

I printed a clip art skeleton head from the internet and used it as center piece for the base of the inside of box.  Touch of grass is made using Tim Holtz's 'Tiny Tattered Florals' die.

Owl on the top is also from clip art on the internet.  Both characters are two sided.

Flowers used on the outside of box are made from scrapes from the collection.  They are cut from an Ali Express die.

The second box is made using papers from the 'Nature Sketchbook' Collection also by Graphic 45.

I completed this box by attaching the photos inside.

I downloaded the butterflies from clip art on the internet and made up in two different sizes.

Larger butterfly for the top of box.

...And there you have it...
...Thanks for stopping by...