Saturday, November 27, 2010

Naughty Or Nice?

Hello everyone!
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving Day!
Im trying to get into the holiday mode. So I started this layout yesterday and finished it this morning. It is my daughter from last year...she looks a bit Naughty to me???? lol
Actually, she has been a really good young lady or the past year and well, as many of us have older teenage girls know that that is not always the case!

I used some items that I bought last year and finally am getting around to using them. I also have been using my Heartfelt Creations stamps lately. If you don't own of them you definitely have to get them. I absolutely love them and so will you.
I also have been on a faux "dusty attic" kick. So I made this frame using a similar design and I added the hollies instead of the regular leaves. That is the best part of making your own can make them any size, color or add/delete whatever you want. Im really all for making your own embellishments to save some on your scrapbooking supplies, since we all know how we want EVERYTHING!
So here is the question? have you been NAUGHTY or NICE this year?
Here are some close-ups:

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 26, 2010

"Scrap That" Kits

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Now that we are officially going into the holiday season....
I wanted to share the "Scrap That" December Kit that some of my new friends joined!
The kit is beautiful and you can see some examples over @
Come on over to "scrap that" . You will be so happy that you did!

Happy Holidays!

Thursday, November 25, 2010


Happy Thanksgiving!
This year I am thankful for many things...but when it comes to scrapbooking I am thankful to my daughter who always takes great photos and makes my scrapbooking fun and much easier to do. This layout is all about how I wanted to thank her for it.
I made the faux "dusty attic" clock recently and so I made a matching frame with the same basic technique.
First, I cut a frame out with my George cricut cartridge. It is the rectangle using the silhouette option. then with quilling papers making the swirls and again with cricut storybook adding the leaves. Pretty easy and it matches the clock perfectly!
Here are some close-ups....

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Faux "Dusty Attic" Clock

I don’t own of these gorgeous “dusty attic” chipboard pieces. Plan on getting some at the next convention! Meanwhile, I just love the delicate, intricate artwork, which is my inspiration to make my own. Here is how to make the “dusty attic” clock out of paper!

It looks much harder than it is…however, the pieces are small and delicate so be careful not to tear it while gluing the pieces together. Once it is dried, much easier to handle….

Here is the real “dusty attic” chipboard clock…my inspiration…

Here is the the faux chipboard clock....out of paper…

First you need these products: kraft cardstock, quilling paper, quilling tool, glue, cricut (storybook cartridge) black ink, brad, and a clock stamp.

If you don’t have quilling paper make very this strips with cardstock, I think its 1/8 of an inch. If you don’t have a cricut you can use small punches and if you don’t own any clock stamps there are plenty of clocks on clipart that you can print up on your cardstock.

Second, make swirls with your quilled paper (cut the quilled paper in 2 pieces) in any design you like to surround the circle clock and glue together. Make some in the same direction and others in the opposite direction.

Then using a 2inch circle in kraft paper stamp a clock on it.

Next using quilling paper wrap it around the clock so that it will attach easier to the rest of the quilled paper. Place two pop dots behind the clock to give it more of a 3D look and add a brad in the center.

Third, using storybook cricut or punches, make 2 leaves and 4 scrolls ¾ inch big. Place on top of quilled paper and glue down.

That’s it! Now you have your own faux “dusty attic” clocks!

Hope you enjoy!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Chicago Steampunk

This is my very first steampunk layout that I did for a challenge at
I love the city of Chicago and my family and I go there often. It is where most of my family lives and close to where I grew up. I so miss the now when we go to Chicago it is like a vacation. I took this photo a few years ago....
Here are a few close-ups....I used my cricut to make all the much cheaper than buying lots of the metal you have the options to make them any size and color you want!

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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Dark Fairytales

I was wrecking my brain out since the beginning of the month for a challenge over at It is the Darker Side Challenge for the month of November, come on over. I had such a hard time making this layout because the catch was to make a fairytale dark....
This is my result...and well it is not exactly what i imagined but i think it looks like a dark Beauty and the Beast design.
I bought a bunch of stamps from the convention recently in Mesa, AZ. One of my favorites over the past couple of years has been Heartfelt Creations stamps. They are truly beautiful and so many to choose...I used my favorite leaves and a new book stamp, the ideas are endless. I have more ideas coming soon with this book/bible stamp.

Here are some close-ups, of the stamens and the stamps.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Money Saving Stamens

Ok, I have seen so many homemade flowers lately, and so I finally gave it a whirl. I wanted to add those beautiful stamens ladies have been using but I didn’t have any and I really didn’t want to buy any so I decided to make my own. These are MONEY SAVING STAMENS!

First, I made my flower with my cricut or you can use a punch in a scalloped pattern. Then chalk the edges on both sides.

Second, using a small punch or on Home Accents, Cricut, you need a similar design that has small circles in the design and then you place pearl stickles on all the small circles and let dry.

Third, place a brad or embellishment of your choice in the middle and place on top of the flowers….Thats it! Now you have your own homemade stamens, which I think they are as good as store bought ones.

Here is an example on a layout:

Here are some close-ups to see how truly beautiful they can be with your own personal touch. The best part is you can make them any color you want for all the upcoming holidays!

Hope you enjoy!