Monday, May 31, 2010

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Baby Boy Layouts!

Christine from Practical Scrappers, is having a baby boy!  We are all so excited for them!  Some of the DT girls thought up this tremendous idea to put together a baby album for their new arrival!  Here is my contribution:
And a close-up of the animals in the train!  Yes, of course they are J.M. Rush!  You can grab the train files here:
Train SVG -or- Train SCAL2 (comes with wheels)
The paper is DCWV - The Guy Stack
Ink - Cat's Eye Chalk
Images - J.M. Rush

Saturday, May 29, 2010

A Digital Layout?

I know, I know...I am not a digi scrapper! 
Momenta is releasing new digital items, one being the Sweet Talk digital collection and I couldn't resist trying!  I like the mess of scrapbooking so I think I will remain an old-fashion, tools and paper out everywhere, kind of scrapper - but it is fun to play and learn! 
I will have to admit though, digi scrapping has it perks; you don't have to worry about getting the perfect photograph of the page, you don't have anything to clean up, and it is much easier to do in the car! :) 
Be sure to stop over at Momenta to see the kits!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Happy Bits ...

I am finally able to make two BIG announcements that I have been holding on to!
The first is that I was asked to stay on for another term with P K Glitz!  If you are a follower or regular visitor, you know what this means to me as I love their products!  The owners are amazing and the Design Team Coordinators, Tammy and Andrea, are super organized and great to work with!  We have a terrific team and I am really excited to get the summer rolling with GLITTER!  Be sure to stop by to meet the new members:

The second announcement is that I will be designing for!
I have been shopping with for years and love their products that they carry!  They have great customer service and amazingly fast shipping!  I am very excited to be apart of their first design team!  Be sure to check out the design team announcement: also has a blog -

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Miss you

Incorporating digital elements into you work can make projects go faster, but some times they need a little extra touch and Glitter Glitz is perfect for the job! For this card, I printed a free digital download from Momenta to get the tag and the dog then traced the areas I wanted to enhance with a glue pen. Once I had the glue covering, I sprinkled Chocolate and Red Hot Chili Pepper Glitter Glitz over the glue!
Glitter: Glitz in Chocolate and Red Hot Chili Pepper (P K Glitz)
Scrapbook Paper: American Crafts and Momenta
FREE Digital Elements: Dogs Collection (Momenta)
Punches: EK Border
Ribbon: American Crafts
Font: Fabulous 50's
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug (Provo Craft)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Hello Card

This week at Practical Scrappers the challenge is to use Felt/Fabric/Tulle!
The flowers are actually tulips that I created a SVG for, I only used the stems for this card.  The scallop felt and the butterflies are from Sharing Memories Scrapbooking!  I love the details to the butterflies.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tutorial for Sticky Note Holder and Glitter Pen!

What you need:
P K Glitz Sticky Paper
P K Glitz Glitter Glitz
Double-Sided Cardstock
Pen with clear barrel (I use Pentel RSVP)
Two brads
Straight Pen
String - Approx 2 1/2-3"
Sticky Notes (2 7/8” x 2 7/8”)

Sticky Note Holder:
Cut cardstock to 3 1/4 x 7 3/4 and score at 3 1/8" and then again at 3 1/2". Move your second score line to 3 1/8" mark and score. Then move that same second score line again to 3 1/2" and create the last score. Fold on the score marks. Push a small hole (I use a straight pen to create mine) in the center of the front flap and add another small hole about a half inch under it.

With your string, make a slipknot and place it around one of the brads. Cut off the excess string from the knot so it will not show under the head of the brad. Place this brad in the top flap hole. Put the other brad in the remaining hole. Put the Post-It Notes in the holder and wrap the string around the brads.

Cut P K Sticky Paper to 3 1/2" x 3/4". Pull off the top layer to reveal the sticky and shake your P K Glitter Glitz to cover the piece. 
Shake off excess glitter.  Place glue on the underneath (non-glittered) long sides of the paper.
Take the pen out of the barrel and wrap the paper tightly around.
Place back in barrel and enjoy!

Monday, May 24, 2010

How Beautiful a Day Can Be...

Paper:  Family Ties, Momenta (PA-1486)
Cardstock:  Earthtones, Momenta (PA-0659)
Chipboard:  Family Ties, Momenta (ST-3264)
Jewels:  Metallic/Silver, Momenta (ST-2226)
Ribbon:  American Crafts
Punches:  Nestablilities/Large Labels, Spellbinders and Ticket Punch, Tonic
Sentiment:  Word Art, Jamie Lane Designs

Click sentiment to download:

Sunday, May 23, 2010

You Are Out Of This World

I have been stuck on robots for some time now, I just think that they are so adorable and can be used for so many different occasions!  This little robot is a sticker that comes with shimmer and shine already added!  I only added the one jewel to his antenna!
Momenta Textured Cardstock (PA-0657)
Momenta Boys Will Be Boys Robot Stickers (ST-2232)
Momenta Metallic Stickers (ST-2226)
Punch:  Fiskars Water Thread
Ink:  Cat's Eye, Black
Adhesive:  Mini Glue Dots, Foam Squares, Helmar Gemstone
Misc:  Ribbon
If you want the sentiment I created for this card, you can get it by clicking on the image above.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Sticky Note Holders and Glitter Pens!

Not only is this one of my favorite projects, it is also one that my kids are fighting over!    I can't blame them though, this glitter pen is super to twist around in the sunlight...guess it just means I will be making more! 
I used P K Sticky paper with P K Sea Mist Glitter Glitz to add all that sparkle!
Glitter: Glitz in Sea Mist (P K Glitz)
Sticky Paper (P K Glitz)
Scrapbook Paper: Greenhouse (K&Co)
Brads: ReflectionsMisc: Fiber
Pen: Pentel RSVP
You want to learn how to make your own?  Well, you will have to come back for next week's Talk Tuesday and we will give you all the details then!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Downloadable Word Art

I have been playing with word art and have a few free downloadable sentiments available.  Just click on the sentiment you want and you will be taken to sendspace to download the item.  They were created as .png files so you can include them in your digi work or add them as a picture in Word to print on your cardstock!  Be sure to click on the Word Art link under my blog header to see more!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Cherry Blossoms

Have you ever completed a layout then realized that it just needed something more? I wanted this layout to be simple, to showcase the photos, but once it was completed I realized it needed just that, something more! Instead of removing and rearranging items on the layout, I pulled out my glitter!
I used a glue pen to trace the letters in my title then covered them with Poppy Jasper P K Glitter Glitz to bring the letters some much needed attention!
Glitter: Glitz in Poppy Jasper (P K Glitz)
Sticky Paper (P K Glitz)
Scrapbook Paper: Chelsea's Place (Making Memories)
Font: CK Ali
Cardstock: White Textured (The Paper Studio)
Chipboard: Heart (Heidi Swapp)
Punch: Corner (EK)
Buttons: American Crafts
Ribbon: Basic Grey
Misc: Fiber

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

X Treme

The challenge this week at Practical Scrappers is pattern paper! 
I cut 1" squares to create the pattern in my layout.
Little Yellow Bicycle – Generation Z Paper
Generation Z Ribbon
Generation Z Clear Stickers
Generation Z Clear Cuts – Shapes
American Crafts Buttons
EK Border Punch
Black Pen

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

for your bridal shower

I have been playing with flowers for some time now, trying to determine which style and make I like the most!  I love the ease of this flower as it goes together super fast, but it isn't my favorite "look" so I will keep playing!  If you would like my SVG for this flower, you can get it HERE
Paper - Making Memories and Vellum
Font - Corinthia
P K Sticky Tape (P K Glitz)
Glitter:  Merlot Glitter Glitz (P K Glitter)
Pearls:  The Paper Studio
Brad & Ribbon:  Misc

Monday, May 17, 2010

More Buttons and More Flowers...

I have gotten several emails about the buttons asking if I have tried them with colored Fimo and what I shape them with.  The answer is YES, I have used colored Fimo!  I used Black and Silver for these buttons, mixing some together to create the swirled ones:
And for the shapes, well you can really use any small round object to make regular buttons! I am using my small Sponge Dobber end for the larger buttons and I use a toothpick to make the holes.  I did find cute little metal shapes at JoAnn's (next to the clay tools) which I used with my Red and my Transparent White to make these:
I love the heart and star cuts...just cute!  I left all of these buttons without the Acrylic Sealer, which left them a matte finish.

And of course, more flowers in different colors and sizes!
Now I just have to get to making more projects that I can use all this fun stuff with!  :)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

P K Glitz - May Sketch!

Want to try a sketch or two? 
Want to win a great prize? 
Click HERE to see the details!
Sticky Tape: P K Glitz, 1/4"
Glitter Glitz: P K Glitz (Tanzanite and Pumpkin)
Font:  Mangal and CK Ali
Jewels:  Mark Richards
Paper: Monster Party (Reminisce) and DCWV
Punches:  EK Border and Circle Punches (The Paper Studio)
Ribbon: Joann Essentials

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Buttons and Copic Markers

I was at Joann's the other day and they had Transparent Fimo on clearance for $0.97 for the big bundles!  Just $0.97!  I haven't worked much with clay (unless play-doh counts!) but I have always been intrigued by it - so how could I possibly pass up this deal!  We all know that we can't use coupons on sale/clearance items...which would explain the "pasta maker" now sitting on my art table!  Now that I have the clay and I can make it all the same thickness what else could I do but make BUTTONS!
Over course, these are just my first attempts but I am really enjoying it!  I baked them for 30 minutes at 230 degrees and then grabbed my Copic Sketch Markers, my air compressor, and my Copic airbrush kit and started playing!  After I got them 'painted' I took them outside and placed a coating of acrylic sealer on them and let them dry!  How cool is it that you can match buttons exactly to the color of your Copic colorings!  Yep - I will definetly be making more...lots more!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Frosted Designs Rainbow Challenge

This week's challenge at Frosted Designs is to show us the RAINBOW. Use all the fun bright colors in your layout, card or project!  I altered a notebook to personalize a gift for one of my daughter's friends.

I am also trying out New Friend Friday for the first time!  Be sure to head over to The Girl Creative to check it out
The Girl Creative

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Crochet Flowers - Jamie Style...

Crochet'ing was something I started during high school to become closer to my grandmother.  She didn't drive so I was often taking her to Wal-Mart or Michaels to pick up yarn and I thought if I was going anyway, I might as well start learning something!  I loved spending time with her; learning new techniques, listening to her stories, and learning her style.  She made many things but always the most beautiful blankets and I spent hours upon hours attmepting to mimic them.  At some point I realized that her creations were hers and that I had my own style.  It isn't always the most proper and a lot of times I make up my own rules (and loops)...but it is mine!
I started the larger flowers with a chain of five and went back in through the first loop.  I continued around until I was happy with the center circle and then I chained seven and went through a loop in the outer ring of the the circle.  I continued doing that until I had six 'petals'.  The smaller flower started the same, but I only used a chain of five for each petal and only created five petals.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

New Blog Party!

I was over visiting Tammy at Not Just Paper and Glue and she had a link to the Smart and Trendy Moms blog where they are having a Social Parade!  Every Wednesday a new linky will be posted with that weeks exchange fun!  Be sure to head over and check it out!

Practical Scrapper Punch Challenge

This week's challenge at Practical Scrappers is punches!  I am loving punches lately especially the EK border punches, so many great designs!  For this card I used one of the EK Border punches on the top and bottom of my sentiment and a corner rounder punch!
Little Yellow Bicycle – Generation Z
Paper: Turquoise Pin Stripe

EK Border Punch
Font: Corinthia

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Scrap Within Reach Sketch

Heidi, the owner of Scrap Within Reach, created a couple amazing sketches for us to design with this month!  I turned this one its side to create this layout of my niece...isn't she just the cutest?!

Paper: Carnival Ride (Scrap Within Reach)
Sticker: Scallop Border & Alphabet, Carnival Ride (Scrap Within Reach)
Rub-Ons: Afternoon Tea (Scrap Within Reach)
Button: American Crafts
Jewels: Zva Creations
Font: 2Peas Burlap & Pea Faith
Ink:  Chestnut Roan (Cat's Eye Chalk Ink)
Die Cut:  Nestabilities Scallop Circle (Spellbinders) - for the small flowers

Monday, May 10, 2010

Monster Birthday!

I love how I can take any embellishment and make it coordinate with my projects by just adding glitter!  I had a natural colored monster that I wanted to add to my project, but I needed to change his color to have him to match my ribbon.  I used my glue pen and added Lemonade P K Glitter Glitz and within a matter of moments, they coordinate!
I used P K Sticky Paper to punch out the scallop shape and then covered it with Steel P K Glitter Glitz then adhered my modified monster!
Glitter is such an easy (and cute!) way to change up the items we already have!
Glitter: Glitz in Lemonade and Steel (P K Glitz)
Sticky Paper (P K Glitz)
Scrapbook Paper: Bloom (KI Memories)
Font: Baby Kruffy
Cardstock: White (DCWV)
Pens: Multiliner SP (Copic) and White Signo (Uni-ball)
Punch: Scallop (The Paper Studio)
Buttons: American Crafts
Misc: Ribbon

Sunday, May 09, 2010

P K Shoe Challenge!

Check out this month's challenge at P K Glitz!  How much fun, to design your own shoe!  Be sure to stop over at the P K Blog to see the other shoes, they are too cute!
Sticky Tape: P K Glitz, 1/4"
Glitter Glitz: P K Glitz (Gilded Grape Leaf)
Paper: The Linen Closet Stack (DCWV)
Dew Drops (The Robin's Nest)
Glue Dots, Mini
Flower (Joann Essentials)
Ribbon: Misc.
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