Saturday, April 30, 2011

Book Style Box..

I created this to hold the "Sister's" mini-album, that I had made for my cousin Betsy.. it was inspired from a YouTuber by the name of "TracylovestoScrap".
I made a few modifications so that it would be bigger and stronger than her original box, which was used as a card..
It took a bit of head scratching to figure it all out.. but it was well worth the effort and I will definitely be making one of these again!!

Here are a few of the *in the process* pics..

Creating the accordian sides...
Making sure of the measurements...
Covering the inside liners...Gluing them on to the side and the whole frame to a base...
Gluing the final box to the back cover...

Papers are from the Classic K McKenna Collection by K & Company
I have changed the closure ( since the video ).. it is now a Tim Holtz Large Swivel Clasp

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Doodle Baby...

It's amazing how "flat" this picture looks, when it's really such a very dimensional page..
Here are some of the many flowers I stamped, embossed and coloured with my markers...I think they are so pretty..

The title was cut from my Alphalicious Cartridge and silouhetted using the shadow feature, such a nice effect...

The cut-out of my granddaughter Kiara popping out of the stamped-embossed frame adds another playful element to the page..

These butterflies, from a Martha Stewart punch..embossed and matted in black, look like they might just fly off the page...!!

The white background page has a hand drawn pencil-line frame with some doodled scalloping, coloured in with an orange marker...the script effect was created by using an Autumn Leaves - "Worth Repeating" stamp.. then over that, I hand cut a denim blue cardstock...embossed the edges..and layered my photo, flowers, clouds, title, frame and butterflies on that...

Children's pages especially, allow us so many opportunities to be playful, whimsical, to cut and colour "outside the lines"..and this was a lot of fun to do... so put away your store bought stuff.. just for a day..and make one of your own.. have fun!!


Wednesday, April 13, 2011


This is a corny card I made for my daughter's upcoming fits right in with her sense of humor..

I got to play with my new Cuttlebug banner "die and embossing" folder along with the Cuttlebug Script embossing folder and of course a Tim Holtz Stamp....


Products used:
Banner: 5" X 7" Embossing Plus, Fanciful Labels by Cuttlebug
Embossing Folder: Emboss A2 Script Texture by Cuttlebug
Distress ink: Ranger - Vintage Photo
Card Base: Autumn Leaves
Stamp: Tim Holtz - CMS013 Photo Studio - Stampers Anonymous

Monday, April 11, 2011

Thinking of You...

There's stll snow on the ground, but no need to shovel... so I am REALLY enjoy my free time in the Scraproom!! hee hee

Have a few design and technique ideas rolling around in my head...on this card I played with some embossing and markers to create a more dynamic flower..I like how it turned out...

So pull out your embossing powders, markers and give it a try !!

Products used:
Stamp: Flower - Basic Grey - Two Scoops
Stamp: Sentiment - Studio G
Embossing Powder: Black - Martha Stewart
Embossing Pad: Martha Stewart
Punch: Fiskars - Threading Water
Punch: Doily Edge - Martha Stewart
Design Papers: From my stash
Kraft Card Base: Autumn Leaves

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Thank You Card...

This is a more masculine that I am making for my Son.

I cut a standard 4"x5-1/2" kraft cardstock card in half, to get a 4"x2-3/4" card...then I created a tag shape and covered it with a background Thank You Stamp in two ink tones... backed it on some black card stock .. wrapped it with some jute..added 2 embossed hearts.. tied a bow.. and called it a day!! hee hee

Products used:

Kraft Cardstock Card: Autumn Leaves
Stamp: Autumn Leaves Stampology - Worth Repeating by Katie Pertiet
Inks: Stazon - Jet Black; Ranger Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
White & Black Cardstocks: American Crafts
Sizzix Die: Hearts
Tim Holtz Alterations Folder: Damask
Mini Glue Dots

Thursday, April 7, 2011


Kids really like to mimic adults, don't they? hee hee...The photo is such a familiar pose that I just had to scrap it...Liam "calls" me on his play phone ..and it ALWAYS goes like this:

Liam: *ring* *ring*
Me: Pronto?
Liam: Hi Nonna.
Me: Hi Liam.
Liam: What are you doing?
Me: I'm talking to you on the phone.
Liam: Okay... Ciao!!
Me: Ciao! ( He'd already hung up... hee hee)

On this particular day we were waiting for Mom to drive us to his pre-kindergarten.. so we had that same wee chat....several times....( notice his pink Dragon-Slayer water pistol....)


Design Paper: Fancy Pants - Rough and Tough by Lili
Color Cardstock: Bazzil
Stamps: 7Gypsies and Autumn Leaves
Ink: Stazon - Jet Black
Embossing Powder: Black by Stamp Cabana; White by Martha Stewart
Embossing Ink: Martha Stewart
Embossing Pen: Quickie Glue by Sakura

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

You Rock!!...

My 3 year old geandson Liam will soon be "graduating" from his first year at pre-kindgarten...and I wanted to make him a card to celebrate the occassion..The papers are from one of my favorite Daisy D collections called Bambino... just perfect for such a little rascal....

Other products:
Punches: EK Success
Cardstock: Bazzil
Coluzzle Nested Circles Template
Stamp: Stampology - Hand Drawn Alphabet by Katie Pertiet
Stamp: Stampendous - School for Changito
Ink: Adirondack Earthtones - Denim
Glossy Accents
PrismaColour Pencils