Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Disneyland Album Done! Whoo!

We went to Disneyland in early May with my in-laws.  I've been working on my 12x12 Disneyland album off and on ever since.  It was a lot of fun, but I'm happy to be finished now and be able to show it off!

I knew I wanted to devote a 12x12 album to the trip (as it was our 3-yr-old's first time there and we took tons of pictures).  I had several 12x18 poster prints made up at Wal-Mart (about $10 each) and then cut them to fit the entire 12x12 page (the tea-cup layout uses the entire 12x18 photograph).

I went a little crazy with the bling on this album (Disney is the magic kingdom and nothing says that quite like rhinestones), and saved lots of time (and money) by purchasing paper piecing die-cuts of the Disney characters on eBay.  I found Mickey, Pluto and Goofy for $.99 each!  I couldn't have made them myself for that price and that saved me having to purchase the Disney Cricut cartridge, too.

Thank you so much for sharing my vacation memories!  Hope you enjoyed the journey!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Funny Birthday Card Class Now Open for Sign-Ups at Scrappin' Time!

I'm excited to announce that my 2nd card class at Scrappin' Time is now open for registration! 

This class is all about making someone smile (or even laugh) on their birthday.  Laughter is the best gift you can give, right?

I used lots of great Vintage images on this collection, and embellished each with unique touches ~ pom poms, ribbon, brads and even beach sand!

Please join me on Saturday, July 24th from 11am-2pm and make a set for yourself!

Cost of the class is $25 and includes all the materials needed (please bring the basics: scissors, brown ink, black ink, 3D adhesive and glue).

Call the store at 702-898-7414 or stop by:

5915 South Eastern Avenue #106

to reserve your seat ~ space is limited!

There is still available seating at my first class on July 10th as well, so be sure to check that one out as well:

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Picnik Fun This Summer!

A friend of mine told me about an awesome photo editing website this week.  It's called Picnik and I'm already obsessed with it!

You can layer amazing effects, add text, frames and other images.  I love it and have played with it for hours already!!

Here are some of my creations...

You can easily make subtle changes or go crazy with it! 

Definitely check it out.  I'm sure I'll be using it a lot...


Special 24 hour sale:


on all patterns at my ArtFire shop!

Orders must be made from the ArtFire shop. 
Simply email me with your choice for the free pattern after checkout, and I'll include that one in your email as well. 

Here are some of my personal favorites:

Thanks so much and happy crafting!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Phineas and Ferb Father's Day Card

Happy Father's Day! 

Here is a special card that I made for my hubby.  He and our son love to watch Phineas and Ferb, so I wanted to play on that.

I'm running upstairs now to give him the card (we let the big guy sleep in a little this morning).

Hope you all have a blessed day!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Vintage Summer Card Class!

Well, I'm excited to say that my very first card class is ready to rock!

I'm the newest instructor at Scrappin' Time in Las Vegas ~ whoo-hoo ~ and am going to be teaching two different card classes a month. 

This is my first one, which I lovingly call Vintage Summer Cards. 
All four of these warm and cozy greetings can work for any occasion ~ birthdays, pick-me-ups or just to say "hi".  I used lots of great Vintage-inspired elements from soft brown ink to lace and pearls.

Please join me on Saturday, July 10th from 11am-2pm and make a set for yourself!

Cost of the class is $25 and includes all the materials needed (please bring your own scissors and glue).

Call the store at 702-898-7414 or stop by:

5915 South Eastern Avenue #106

to reserve your seat ~ space is limited!


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Pop-Up Graduation Card

I caught up with my music teacher from jr. high on Facebook (don't you just love it there?!) and she asked me to make a special card for her son's high school graduation.  She said he loves guitars and his favorite color is red.  She also sent a picture of him playing a guitar from his music video.

What a fun project!  I knew I wanted to go 3D in some way to make all the elements fit.  Here's how it turned out...

I hand-cut this hat and used the tassel from the Wild Card Cricut cartridge.

I found this guitar image online and then cut it out by hand (using VERY small scissors and watching my favorite reality TV show).  I also used a needle and thread to add strings and finished it off with brads.

I had a lot of fun with this piece and am really happy with the way it turned out.
My teacher and her son loved the card and that is the best part of doing any project!!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Ready to Scrap!

Anyone notice that many brands are now offering pre-made layouts?

I found this pre-made page from K & Company at the scrapbook store the other day and HAD to pick it up!  It made for one of the easiest layouts I've ever done!

I love all the paper piecing and stitching on the page.  I added two felt embellishments from American Crafts and a quote sticker at the bottom (just because I always feel that I have to add something myself). 

This layout came in handy when I planted my garden last month, too (here's a picture of my dog, hubby, son and sister-in-law).

We R Memory Keepers also offers lots of adorable pre-made double layouts for around $7.00!
It's so exciting to see the new developments in the paper crafting world.  These ready-made pages really make it easy to get a lot of work done quickly, without having to sacrifice style. 


Saturday, June 5, 2010

Close Knit

I love finding bargains! 

I went to the semi-annual garage sale at Scrappin' Time today and scored big time with this Bo Bunny grab bag!  I got several sheets of double-sided card stock for $2!  One person's trash really IS another one's treasure! 

I came home and made this layout right away.  It worked perfectly with the picture I had printed several days ago.

Most of the embellishments on the page were made from the card stock itself.  I hand cut several arrows and stars.  I used my Cricut to cut the title and the swirly brown border in the middle.