Thursday, October 28, 2010

File Folder Mini Album - Tutorial

Check out this new video I made today on how to make a cool file folder mini album! I'll post pics of the file folder albums that I've been making soon! TFL!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Peachy Keen Let's Face it Friday - Fall Project

This was sooo much fun! I've been looking for new ways to use my melting pot and UTEE embossing powder. I thought of creating something with lots of leaves, and thought a pumpkin would be a good object to put a Peachy Keen face on! I came up with this votive candle holder.

I stamped the face with StazOn ink in Timber Brown because I didn't want to risk it melting away when I dipped it in the UTEE. I cut everything from the Speaking of Fall cartridge, cut shadows, and attached the leaves to the shadow layers just on one edge so that the other edge of the leaves had some dimension. I then dipped those in UTEE, and it worked like a charm! I attached the pieces to the glass votive with a hot glue gun for durability. I think I might make a video on this because it was so simple, but packs as lot of punch! TFL!

Imagine Nation Monday - Polka Dots

Here is my project for Emma's challenge. I used a premade blank Studio G card, and added a little "It's a Boy" scalloped circle from the Nursery cartridge to the inside of the card so it showed through the card's circle cutout. Then I printed out a onesie from the same cartridge with a blue polka dot pattern, and added the bib with dimensionals! TFL!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Gift Wrap Idea for Peachy Keen Challenge - Wine Bottle Belly Band

I thought really hard to make something you don't see everyday as far as gift wrapping. So, I used Peachy Keen's Gingerbread Doll Set to make a wine bottle belly band! I like to give wine during the holidays because it is always well received! I used an EK Success punch around a 5x10 piece of red cardstock, and asttached that to a green piece of cardstock cut at the same size. I used a Michael's stamp for the greeting. This was a difficult project to photograph, but I think you can still see the general idea of it! TFL!

Inchies Swap - October

I love participating in swaps and challenges over on Club CK's site. This month I'm in an inchies swap for Christmas and winter themed inchies. I used MS snowflake punch and glitter, fiskars scalloped square punch, Marvy circle punch, and CTMH stamps (A Timber). Here are my creations:

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Throwback Thursday Challenge - Everyday Paperdolls Animal Card

I took the fishbowl from EDPD, and welded it on my Gypsy to make the card. Then cut two sizes of fish to make a little family! I then Stickled the heck out of it!! TFL! Submit your own card for this challenge on Emma's blog:

Thursday, October 14, 2010

My Son's 10th Birthday Party Invitations

Hi, everyone! Here are some pics of my son's invites, I think they came out pretty cool! He wanted a military theme (takes after daddy, I guess!), so I used cards from the Stand and Salute cartridge, and phrases from Graphically speaking. Here they are:

The "you're invited" part is on the back! Also, I thought it was funny that all of those Confidential phrases came off of the mat in almost the exact same way! That naughty "O" just didn't want to stay put.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Peachy Keen Let's Face it Friday - Inspiration

I made a card for my wonderful hubby, who never ceases to amaze me! He is deployed overseas right now, and I hope he knows how much we miss him and how much he means to us! I made a little barefoot military man using an everyday paperdolls outfit, and completed his face with a few stamps from Peachy Keen's Basic Paper Doll Faces. I added a sentiment from the Graphically Speaking cartridge, white stitch lines, and a white card liner to complete my gatefold card for him!
I think it's kinda cute that you can barely see his eyes under the hat brim, just like my husband wears it!

Fall Project for My Pink Stamper's Countdown to Karlee!

Here is a super quick, and easy, file folder mini album I made for today's challenge! TFL! If I get enough intrest, I'll post how to make it, it only takes one file folder, patterned paper, cardstock, and embellies! I used beautiful Fall colors, and will add a few of this year's Thanksgiving  photos on the tags!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Pink Stamper's Pick of the Patch Challenge

I think this qualifies as "something cute!" I created a box from a generic Sweet Treats cartridge box, added a rickety fence on both sides, then added pumpkins from Paperdoll Dress Up. I stamped the pumpkin face with a Peachy Keen stamp.  Then added some ribbon that I found at WalMart, TFL!

I might add some stickles, but I plan on making 35 of these for my son's class, so I may forego them!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Imagine Nation Monday Challenge - Shaped Book

I made this shaped book on my Imagine using the shapes preloaded on the machine, and coloring them with some patterned paper on the Imagine More cartridge. Since a few times the machine messed up cutting the shape out (the cut was off, this has been my problem with this particular machine - it's getting replaced), I cut the messed up ones in half and made pockets using the portion that was cut correctly! Scrappers hate to waste, don't we? I also print and cut some icons from the same cartridge. I used CTMH and ColorBok stamps for the sentiments. TFL!!


Go check out for info on this fun challenge!

Holiday Project

Hi, everyone! I just finished making a giftcard holder for's challenge. I used a rectangle from B is for Boy and a snowflake from Joys of the Season to weld a card, and then folded a pocket for the giftcard. I will stamp a sentiment on the inside once I know who I'm giving it to; something like "Happy Holidays" is probably best. Here it is:

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Envie Album Tutorial

I was planning on doing a tutorial for these albums that I love making, and Tresa ( had the perfect opportunity for me to get this "tute" out! So here it is:

You will need four envelopes (I used Mead dollar store ones - they measure 4 1/8" x 9 1/2"), two to three sheets of patterned cardstock, and all the embellies you want! You can put the album pages in any order, just keep your order in mind as you paper your pages.

1) Cut two of the envies in half. These will become your front/page 1 and back/page 8, and two pocket pages:

2) Cut two inches off of one side of one envie (I did two inches, but you can cut off however much you want). This will create a flap page with a pocket, and a pocket for your last page. Score the longer envie piece at 4 3/4" from closed end to create flap (the score varies depending on the dimensions of your envelope, but you want to score it at whatever length half of your envelope is):

3) Score and fold one envie in half, then adhere the bottom edge and open side closed with strong adhesive. This will create a pocket page with a top pocket:

4) Cut patterned papers to fit your pages. Starting with the covers (two of the envie halves) and the pocket page made in step three: I cut my papers at 4 1/8" x 9 1/2". Score and fold the paper at 4 3/4", cover with adhesive (I used my ATG) and wrap paper around one of the envie halves covering the opening with the fold of your paper. Repeat with the other envie half and pocket:

5) Next, cover the last two half envie pieces with paper cut at 4 1/8" x 4 3/4" (or whatever half of your envie is). I cut my pieces a little longer, scored at 4 3/4", and tucked the little flap into the envie opening for a more finished look:
Sorry, I didn't have an "in the process" pic of this part!

6) For the longer envie section that has the score and flap, cover it with two pieces of paper measured at 4 1/8" x 7 3/4" (or whatever measurements you have for this envie).

7) Take that small section that was cut off of the previous envie, and cover it with a small piece of patterned paper that coordinates with your last page. Adhere this piece vertically to the right edge of your last page. This will create a small pocket:

8) Arrange your pages in order, and bind with whatever method you are most comfortable with. I use my Bind It All for most projects, I used eyelets and rings for this one because those things are more cost effective and more widely available! You can even use ribbon.

9) Create tags for the pockets! I wait until the book is bound to make the tags so that I don't end up piercing my tags with the BIA or eyelets, and so that they still fit after being bound. Here are a couple of pics of the album I featured in the steps, there are many more on my blog under Cosmo Cricket Mini Album. Come check it out!!

Thanks for looking, I hope these instructions were clear. Maybe I should manke a video? This was my first try at a tute!!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Cosmo Cricket Album for my SIL's Birthday!

I had ordered this paper pack a couple of months ago, and thought it was perfect for my SIL! She and my brother were blessed with two wonderful girls! I love this paper, but having two boys, I haven't really had the chance to use it!! I made another envelope album, but this time it had lot of bling, embossing, Unity stamps for Cosmo Cricket, and lots of girly things, including a handmade flower (thanks to all those YouTube posters who have tutorials on those)! Here are the pics:

I added lots of rhinestones after the pics were taken, and didn't have the time to take more pics before having to hand it over to my SIL!! I broke out my Imaginisce iRock to do that! TFL!!