Friday, January 28, 2011

Marion's 31 Day Challenge - Day 26

Tabs for Tags Tutorial...

The video below best shows and explains how to make handmade tabs designed by you!!

To see the video more clearly hit the YouTube icon on the right hand side...

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Marion's 31 Day Challenge - Day 25

Another Haul Video...

Shame on me.... eh..??


hee hee

Wait till you see the deals I got!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Marion's 31 Day Challenge - Day 24

Valentine's Card #2

I was thrilled to be able to use my Spellbinder's Shapeabilities Die.. at last!! hee hee

products used:
Spellbinder's Nestibilities - Classic Scallop Circles - Large & Small
Spellbinder's Shapeabilities - Pendant - Kaleidoscope
Embossing Folder - Tim Holtz - Damask
Script Stamp - Glitz designs
Inks - Tim Holtz - Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Coffee Shop & Gold
Cardstock - American Craft
Gemstone Heart - Dollar Store

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Marion's 31 Day Challenge - Day 23

I enjoyed scrapbooking always feels good to know I am leaving behind a bit of someone's story.... to be remembered...

Marion's 31 Day Challenge - Day 22

After 2 years of sitting on a shelf.. it's done!!... Box.. Album.. all of it...


and here's the proof!! hee hee

Marion's 31 Day Challenge - Day 21

By the time I figured out what kind of box to make... create it.. then cover it with the basic papers.....I forgot to take photos of it!! ( forehead slap )

but here's the video..

Marion's 31 Day Challenge - Day 20

I was gone for the day... but I did manage to stop by MY scrapbook stores...Dollarama and Walmart!! hee hee

I thought I'd share my goodies with you...


Marion's 31 Day Challenge - Day 19

Thanks to the challenge..I finally completed this mini-album of Liam...

From 2009... hee hee

See you tomorrow!!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Marion`s 31 Day Challenge - Day 18

Preparing for a Crop Weekend..

This is my tool caddy ( from my local hardware store..hee hee..) it takes up VERY little space on the table.. and holds a TON of stuff..

It`s always packed and ready to go... errr .. except when I borrow things from it.. hee hee.. so I thought I`d better do the check list on it so it`s adequately stocked for my weekend in February..

My Large Tote carries the rest of my supplies, that have to do with the specific projects I am working on..

Of course that`s easier to understand.. when you see the video..

Marions's 31 Day Challenge - Day 17

Final photos of the finished Die-Tag Album..

I`m really pleased with the outcome and I hope Melissa will enjoy this gift... a small way of saying thank you for such a wonderful experience....

We got to enjoy St Tropez, a beautiful villa and her amazing cullinary skills!!

Lucky me...

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Good Morning...

As I was standing at the kitchen counter making my first cup of coffee..the sun began to appear on the horizon.... it simply took my breath away...

My day had been touched by this ever occuring miracle...

I feel so blessed...


Sunday, January 16, 2011

Marion's 31 Day Challenge - Day 16

Die-Tag Album - Part 2

I will have photos and lots of information for you tomorrow... once the album is complete...

For now the video is Part Two of the Die-Tag Mini Album...

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Marion's 31 Day Challenge - Day 15

Die-Tag Album - Part 1

I'm pretty pleased with how this Tag album has turned out so far...considering that it was a much bigger Die than I thought I was getting... hee hee

I will have more details on this Album once it is completed..

See you tomorrow!!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Marion's 31 Day Challenge - Day 14

Valentin`s Card

Here is the Valentine's Card that I made with the hearts I cut out from my new Sizzix Die....

I really like the Faux Letter Press technique that I used with my embossing folders..

Tomorrow, I should be able to get to Liam's Mini Album.... which would be a good thing.. since it is about his 1st year, up until his 2nd Birthday... and he is turning 4 !! hee hee

Marion's 31 Day Challenge - Day 13

I just have the video today as I forgot to take pics of my "stuff"...

I will correct this oversight and get some photos on here tomorrow...

ummmm...... if remember..... hee hee

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Marion's 31 Day Challenge - Day 12

I know...... I know.... doing a video of a haul.. for a challenge...I'm desperate okay...??? hee hee


There's a preview of my Day 13 Challenge goal.....

Marion's 31 Day Challenge - Day 11

These are the Layouts I used for my video, in case you need a closer look at the details..

Products used ( and what my feeble brain can remember ) are listed in the video..

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Marion's 31 Day Challenge - Day 10

Altoid Tin - Keychain Album

Oh my goodness.. this really is a challenge.. only 21 days to go..... eeeek!!

This little Altoid Tin-Album-Keychain.. has been bouncing around my purse, baskets, drawers, beach bags, suitcases. etc... for over a year... it just me took that long and Marion's Challenge to complete it!!

Marion's 31 Day Challenge - Day 9

Who can do projects EVERY Day..??? hee hee

I thought it might be helpful to share some of my storage ideas...

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Marion's 31 Day Challenge - Day 8

This is an Appointment Register that I created for my friend (and hairdresser) Bertha, and I hope she doen't see this before I give it to her.. hee hee

I resubmitted the pictures and video.. the lighting had been so poor yesterday...and now I am only two days behind!! hee hee
See you tomorrow!!

Products used:
Design Paper - KandCompany's The Tim Coffey Blossomwood Collection
Cardstock - American Craft
Border punch - Martha Stewart
Glues - Elmer's White All-Purpose, Tombow Mono, Scoth-3M ATG
Distress Inks - Ranger Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain
Zutter's Bind-it-All and 1" Black O-Wires
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Coffee Shop, Bronze

Marion's 31 Day Challenge - Day 7

Regular Programming was cancelled due to weather..hee hee and proof that I live in the "Great White North"... !!

Products used:
My Blue Snow Shovel!! LOL

Friday, January 7, 2011

Marion's 31 Day Challenge - Day 6

Yay.. the scraproom is clean.... 52 weeks of the Appointment Calendar are printed.. and hopefully tomorrow the whole book will be finished, too!!

I will create a blank week-sheet and post it here tomorrow or the next day if anyone is interested in making one....

See you tomorrow!!

Marion's 31 Day Challenge - Day 5

Ewwwwwwwwww... yeah...time to clean up before I move on to the next projects(s)

Does any of this look familiar to my fellow Krafters???? hee hee

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Marion's 31 Day Challenge - Day 4

Yay!!..The Frame is done... I may tweak it a bit before little Violet gets it.. as you can see.. it's all light hearted and fun..not too heavy on the embellishments because the picture will be the real focal point of this project...

Marion's challenge is really getting me focused on getting my project baskets cleaned up and finished ( of course I will probably fill them all up again, hee hee )

I will be doing a slide show tutorial on how to make a frame from scratch ( a vintage one ) after the challenge is over.

Products used:
Papers and embellishments ALL from - Crate Paper's Season's Collection Kit
Tim Holtz - On The Edge Die
Glues - Tomobow Mono, Elmer's All Purpose White Glue
Sealer - FolkArt's Satin Waterbase Varnish

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Marions 31 Day Challenge - Day 3

Eeeegads... what have I gotten myself into?? hee hee...
As you can see by the picture..I had to recut all my pieces.... my choice actually, as I wanted to make a larger frame...
Barring any unforseen circumstances.... I will have this completed tomorrow

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Marion's 31 Day Challenge - Day 2

Yeah, Yeah..I know... everyone ELSE is on Day 3.. hee hee...I am still learning how to make a video AND upload it..I don't expect a call from Stephen Spielberg anytime too soon...
Okay.... the project is a folder to hold a 8 1/2" x 11" desktop planner..what is commonly known here in Canada as a Duo-Tang.. very simple really..and because it is something that will be used often and hopefully over the years..I felt that any embellishments would only tear off or look pretty ratty over time... The trick is to seal it well.. so it can be wiped clean with a damp cloth and also make the paper stronger and more durable...

Products used:
Design Papers - K and Company, The Tim Coffey Blossomwood Collection
Cardstock - American Crafts
Border Punch - Threading Water by Fiskars
Distress Inks - Ranger's Vintage Photo & Walnut Stain
Card Holder Template by Coluzzle
Sealer - FolkArt Waterbase Satin Varnish
Raised effects on Flowers - Glossy Accents