Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas Napkin Ring Holder - Tutorial...

I hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday...

Here is a  very simple and fun project, I created for my everyday Christmas's one that can be decorated for any occassion!!

A Slide Show Tutorial  follows the Tools and Products list...

Craft Knife
Sanding Block
Small Paint Brush
Crimper ( or Scoring Board )
Daubers or Small Sponges
Heating Tool

Toilet Paper Rolls - Cut in 1 1/4" increments
Cardstock - Cut at 1 1/4"x6"
Distress Inks - Tim Holtz - Vintage Photo & Walnut Stain
Glossy Accents or any strong embellishment glue
Gemstones ( Red and Green sharpies if stones are clear)
Mod Podge or any good sealer
Embossing Powders: Zing-Chestnut, Ranger-Gold
Embossing Pad

A VERY Happy New Year !!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Mini - 2011...

Happy Holidays everyone... Hope you are all looking forward to a very Joyous Season with Family and Friends....
Here is a little 6x6 Christmas Mini... that surprisingly holds more than 50 large photos... The spine  were inspired by Laura Dennison 's -  Stack the Deck at:
My YouTube Video at the end.. will walk you through the Album... and best viewed by clicking on the YouTube Icon....
Wishing you all the best this Christmas... and the happiest New Year yet!!

Papers: Be Merry - My Minds Eye
Cardstock: Bazzill
Baker's Twine: Sew Easy - We R Memory Keepers
Poinsietta's:  Flower Shoppe Cartridge - Cricut
Large Leaf Die: Cuttlebug - Leaves- 37-1214
Small leaves: MS Punch - Rose leaf
Arch Border Punch: Martha Stewart
Bracket Spine Shape: On The Edge Die - Brackets - 656625
Snowflake Border: On the Edge Die - Snowflurries - 656920
Loop Edger Die: CottageCutz - CC-ED07-006
Skates and Snowman Die & Embossing Folder: uttlebug - Winter Play - 37-1745
House Die: Sizzix - 656696
Welded Tree Border: Christmas Cartridge - Cricut
Santa Silhouettes: A Child's Year Cartridge - Cricut
Corner Flourishes: Architectural Accents - Sizzix - 654470
Small Label Punch: EK Success
Oval Christmas Stamps: JustRite - JB-080770
Distress Ink: Tim Holtz - Walnut Stain
Assorted Ribbons

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thanksgiving in Yonkers...

I am so enjoying being in Yonkers, NY with my son and his wonderful companion Philip for American Thanksgiving.... we even went shopping yesterday.."Black Friday" was actually fun!! hee hee

Having moved back home to a small town for the past 7 years... it was great going to all the "major" stores and have SO much to choose from.... but you know...I am also looking forward to being back where there are NO street lights, traffic...and practically knowing everyone I see....!!

I decided to make a layout of Philip's gorgeous boys..and even though I don't have any supplies..other than the papers  and punches I bought yesterday and the quality of the pics are not that great... the photos themselves are a riot and I giggled the whole time I made it....

Papers and the banner were cut from a fabulous DCWV paper collection called The Celebration Stack
Chain punch: EK Success
Large Embossed Scallop Punch: EK Success
Label Punch: EK Success

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Christmas Card 1 - 2011

Like I promised.... Here is the beginning of my Holidays Series....

Just purchased these new stamps.... and you know..... it ALWAYS feels like Christmas when that happens!! hee hee


Cardstock: Bazzil
Background Stamp: Punched Tin - Market Street Stamps
Tree & Sentiments: Merry & Bright - Creative Imaginations
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Fire Brick - Tumbled Glass - Vintage Photo
Gemstones: Generic

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Halloween Pocket Page Mini...

I know.... I know.... I really should be thinking about Christmas.... and I am.... honest...!! hee hee....but I wanted to make a few of these mini albums as presents..they were pretty easy.... even if I tend to add a LOT of details.....

From now on.... only Christmas Krafts .... errrrr.... well... just no more Halloween stuff...'til next year!!

Below is a Video of the Album..... best watched by hitting the YouTube Icon....

Design Papers : Spooky Town by Imaginesce
Cardstock : Bazzill

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Halloween Card ... (10-2011)

This is the 4" x 6" Halloween Card and Envelope I made this year for my grandkids and friends...and all from the scraps I had left over from my Halloween Mini-Album!!

It is a basic gate fold card with a panel on the front and a peek-a-boo inside center... however this one has an apeture inside the circle that opens and closes with the card....

Happy Halloween all you Ghouls and Gals!!

The Products are all listed with my Halloween Mini Album - 2011

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Thinking of You... (10-2011).

I had seen a really pretty pinwheel flower recently and thought I might like to try my hand in making one..The flower was designed from a 4" square and because of the finished size I placed it on a 5" x 7" card..

Combined with BasicGrey's Lemonade Paper..and flower border punch from Martha Stewart...I think the result is so very vintage and feminine...


Products used:
Papers: BasicGrey - 6" x 6" Lemonade Collection
Pastel Pink Cardstock from American Crafts
Cream Cardstock from American Crafts
Sentiment Stamps: Hero Arts - Friends #CL351
Polka Dot Border Stamp: Martha Stewart #M331026
Scalloped Flower Border Punch: Martha Stewart
Flower Punches: Martha Stewart
Label Punch: EK Success
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Vintage Photo and Spun Sugar

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Are YOU lookin' at me??...

Jordan took this great photo of Liam and his Cousin Lara playing in their sun tent, this past summer..It is such an honest "likeness" of who they really are.. Lara who is ALWAYS sweet and Liam who is ALWAYS up to somethin!! hee hee

Papers, Journaling Card and large flower die cuts: October Afternoon's "Night Light Collection"
Title was cut from: Cricut Cartridge - Stone Script
Small Button Flowers: Sassafras Lass' In a stitch Blossoms #60110
Green Saddle-Stitch Ribbon: American Crafts
Label Punch: EK Success

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Halloween Mini 2011...

Here is a Paper Bag Album... without the Paper Bags!! hee hee

I have been wanting to make an album that could hold enough photos to emcompass the many years we dress our kids up for Halloween.... and this album does it!!

There is room in here for approximately 110 photos and all are a good size..

One bit of good news is that this completed album probably only cost me about $5.00 to create..

I will be making a Christmas album with this design..and at that time I will have a pattern and a picture tutorial that I will make available to you...

So stay tuned!!