Thursday, December 12, 2013

Mini Wooden Birdhouse

This JOY banner is for sale on My Etsy

This cute little wooden birdhouse is the one craft I was able to finish this season other than some candy and special recipes for gift giving. The cute little face below is the reason!!

She is a darling though!!

Merry Christmas bloggers!!!

Monday, July 22, 2013

A New Adventure/Red,White & Blue Lay-Out

For this lay-out I chose to have an 8x10 picture and I wasn't too crazy with the way the design was turning out.  It  was tough for me as it really needed to be simple and tell the story. BUT, then I discovered the "boing" factor as the tiny metallic threads curled beautifully (and" boinged") haha :) when I pulled it from this braided trim.  It added the little extra flair I needed after trying to keep this page from looking too busy. I do love this picture of my girls with their best buddies!
  (The extra embellishments will finish the lay-out on the opposite page as well as the rest of the title.."With our Best Buddies")

This is for the  "word challenge" over at "About a Girl" We are to use the word New somewhere on the page.

This project is also linked to:
Scrap Our Stash, Red, White&Blue Challenge
 Scrapbook Obsession
Scrap It Girl: Red,White&Blue Challenge 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Bold Colors/Patterns/Chipboard Embellishments

I won this super flower stamp from last week's challenge. Click here for  This weeks challenge
"anything goes". Keeping up with a few challenges really helps to get caught up with my scrapbooks. At least one page a month at this point is my goal!!

2 Cute

A little sanding, stitching, cutting out flowers and lots of layered chipboard, my girls have a few more fun memories in their book. The twins are their best buddies!

The lower left picture has layers of bubbles as a tag to open for more pics.

 This link has some gorgeous girl lay-outs!
"About A Girl" Bold Colors/Patterns Challenge

Scroll down to see my last post for the first June challenge with doilies, for About a Girl.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Lay-out with Doilies,Stamped Clay Embellishments for All Crafts Challenge, Dies Challenge/June Challenges

 This lay-out was created for 
Scrap It Girl Use your Dies Challenge check out the goodies for the winner!

The flower on the lower right is layered scrunched up doilies sprayed and inked. I also folded them into triangles for additional embellishing within the other white flowers.
There are so many beautiful lay-outs within this blog...go check it out for some "Girly" inspiration!

 I made the 3 black and gold squared from baking Perfect Pearls into polymer clay. The dies are the Sizzix branch and Bigz Lattice.

Here is a set of my little polymer clay squares stamped with  Pearled Powder and sealed.
 These were really fun to make! It was a new challenge away from making my faux clay seals...a new way to work with clay

My Clay Embellishments are linked up to Elaine's party at:

All Crafts Challenge  

Friday, May 31, 2013

Sunburst Lay-Out

To continue with the May challenges with  About A Girl I finally finished the SunBurst design.

Today I thought was last day for this challenge..but it's June already! But I love how it came out for my little animal lover.  I added the girly girl touches but I really wanted to reflect who she was at this age.
Check out the link for some beautiful end results and the tutorial on how to create this design. It's so easy, I actually go two pages done this week!

This layout has some cool crinkly mulberry paper, vellum pieces and Petaloo flowers.

This project is linked to:

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

"Little Ladies" Scrapbook Pages

The May challenge is to introduce the Little Ladies 

in our life for the super About A Girl blog. 


These are my beautiful girls. My lay-outs are for Sears pictures that you
never can say no to when you pick up your pictures and they made up extra sheets for you to purchase!

(When I took this picture, it left a bit of shine from the protected sleeve)


I used my Sizzix Flower Layers and Sizzlits Branch w/Leaves dies in the BigKick to create this page. The flowers are layered with some lace backing the largest flower.

I then dotted the Glossy Accents to adhere the Twinklets Diamond Dust to give sparkle to the flowers and some branches.

Friday, April 19, 2013

I'm a Challenge Winner with SpeedyTV/Clay Seals


I am excited to share that my last post, Psalms 139 pages, won last week's stamping challenge.  Check out this weeks Recipe Challenge.  The designer team already has some beautiful inspiration.

I won this "Little Church Mini" stamp set!!!! So sweet!

Another way to use your Clay Seals

Enjoy Crafting!!

 A few more of my Handmade Clay Seals for flower centers, memorabilia envelopes, cards, ect..
 This project is linked to:

Monday, April 15, 2013

Psalm 139/8x8 Scrapbook Page

You Are Who You Are For A Reason
Is the theme of my 8x8 Faithbooks. One for each of my daughters.
The first page of each book is Psalm 139:13-16
The top is a decorative stamp cut out and I added a gem.

The flowers on this one are stamps that I cut out then added the gems with Glossy Accents. I covered the whole flower to give it a shimmer.
These pages are linked to the below two challenges. This weeks SpeedyTV challenge is to use stamps!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Winter Reminisce Scrapbook Pages

Winter Reminisce 

 Paper, Flowers and Paper Frames by Creative Memories

is my favorite design right now.  Especially with my handsome hubby and baby girls as the center.  The inked leaves/branches are a die cut from my Big Kick.

On the right side of the picture, I used my Zacto knife to cut around the design for an overlay. (and yes, mommy is a freak about helmets...they were posing for me :)!

Pink Paper Paradise

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Faithbook/Microscope Slide Tag/WOYWW

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday hosted by Julia

I am desperately trying to finish, or at least half finish, my second daughter's Faithbook by Easter Sunday!! My oldest daughter's is pretty much done.  This is my lovely stash of new paper I just bought from Joann's this week while wishing I had bought a particular paperpack from Creative Memories. These are beautiful though and will work for my special 8x8 album.

This project is also linked to this really fun party.

Here is the first lay-out after the Psalms page (the oval & flowers page on the desk picture)

I printed this small picture and covered it with a glass microscope slide then used UTEE around the edges for that "soldered" look.

Faithbooking label shows the decorated Psalms page for my first book then scroll a bit to the Feb post which has the theme of the whole album for you.    Happy Easter!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Heritage Lay-Out/Faux "Sealing Wax" Seals

1925 Photo of Hubby's Great Great Grandmother

I scanned and printed the back of the picture postcard which had my husband's grandmother's handwriting.  I wanted it to be part of the lay-out.

Isn't this a great purse! I would love to have that today...from 1925.

Here is a close up of the clay seal I created in the flower center. I added the brad, painted and sprayed glimmer mist after baking.

I wanted to show you another way to use the clay seals. I created this pocket to add to a scrapbook lay-out. A sneaky way to add more pictures, journaling or memorabilia to a page.

These project is linked to these challenges:

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Ways to use Your Faux Seals

 There are so many Fun Ways to use your Faux Seals.

 Below is a snowflake metal button inside a clay seal. I used UTEE and ink after baking the clay to compliment the button.

Use them in Scrapbooking and Cards!

Here is a portion of a scrapbook page with a starfish clay seal as part of the sea embellishments along inked cheesecloth.

Use them on envelopes! Above the brad holds the clay seal onto the flower and envelope.
Below, the seal helps hold the matchbook flap closed...this minibook holds wallet size pictures on a scrapbook page.

Or use them on all your favorite Papercrafts, Homemade Boxes or Altered Projects!

                                See My Etsy for several designs clay seals ready for your projects.

Here is a picture of my latest batch after the baking process. They are ready to add back in the brad or button then paint, foil or ink.

Happy Crafting!! 
I shared this creation/DIY with