Monday, December 31, 2012

The Paper Mixing Bowl: December Challenge - Deadline Extended!

The Paper Mixing Bowl: December Challenge - Deadline Extended!: The Paper Mixing Bowl is transitioning to a new format with our first new Recipe Challenge Reveal of 2013, with our fabulous new Design Team...

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

My first album

A last minute idea.. with 4 hours only to figure it out. I thought I would make a little photo album for my friend. He and his roommate came for a visit last Christmas. I thought I would try out my Cinch that I had never used. I didn't know what  I was doing. I have learned now to strategize better. I was glad I had whittled down the photos. Ya know sometimes less is more! ahahha  I really was stressed trying to get this done. Now I know I want more time to really play with techniques and enjoy the whole process. This is just to show my 4 hour mass heart attack attempt at a journal.  My fingers are still sore... seems  I covered up the holes ... with paper and thought the little paper piercer would do the trick.. uh NO!

On the cover I used a new white washing technique that I learned from a class that I took from Drycha.
Class can be found here.

DA0656 and white washing technique from Drycha's class

Page 2 as seen below I used the arrows from 3rd Eye : TES-015. I used some Prima flowers and brown lace.

David and Dave

On this page I used DA #7 Ornate Corner and TES-006, TES-018. The Kardiogram and the See With The Heart stamp.
Aren't they funny.
On this page I used the 2 hearts from 3rd Eye along with a Melissa Frances RubOn; TES-002, TES-003
This is page 5 here.. Terry and David. I used 3rd Eye Frame stamp : TES-025
David trying to be taller.

Page 6 here I used 3rd Eye Wind Corners : TES-013. I used a MS punch.
No clue about the fingers lol!
Page 7 here : I decided to add some nice Trim that Ms. Elena sent me.. and the butterfly from Jrabs. How cool was that! More Wind Corners from 3rd Eye : TES-013

Just having a laugh

Page 8 here... lots more Prima flowers and Prima trinkets.
Still no clue about the fingers.

Page 9: I used lights from 3rd Eye : TES-041. I used Walgreens for the first time directly and I loved playing with their borders option. I tried a different border on every pic. I loved it.  In this I also used a DA0393-Pocket Watch.

Oh how fun it is to play!
Page 10:  I used the flowers from 3rd Eye : TES-023. I love how they went along the edge. I also used a GORGEOUS BUTTERFLY.. from Renea's Etsy .. HER SHOP CAN BE LOCATED HERE.

laughter : photograph memories

Page 11: I used the Santa from 3rd Eye : TES-044. More Prima flowers and their lightbulb.  Love using my Washi Tape.

Prima and 3rd Eye. Friends cut from my Cameo
Page 12: I used 3rd Eye light bulbs again with Prima little light bulbs. TES-041. Say it in Crystals from Prima. This page is titled TO US.

to us
Page 13 :Once again.. fast and furious.. I used Pandora from 3rd Eye TES-031. More Prima flowers as well. 

Friends gone wild
Page 14: Over here I thought hey lets try some masking... Prima Mask Gears... and flowers and some Tim Holtz key

oh happy day

Page 15 almost done...I used DA0629 #2. I also used some Vintaj Natural Brass elements. I also used some Tim Holtz ChitChat Stickers. 


Page 16 last page.. whew....I used my favorite rose stamp from 3rd Eye TES-020 and Olivia TES-037. I used some washi tape on here as well.
Another fave shot.

I learned a lot making this journal. I used pizza boxes for every page and then covered. I should NOT cover up the holes and I think next time I will go ahead and thread the book and work from that angle.  It was a last minute gift thought request. I've already started saving my pizza boxes because I plan to do more.

Products used:
Prima Flowers
Dusty Attic
Tim Holtz

Merry Christmas and Happy Scrappn!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Blue Fern Studios: First GiveAway

Check this out!

Finally a chippie maker closer to home.

Blue Fern  Click the link to enter their give away.

Check out these beautiful chippies.. here's a sneak peek:

Go check out this new company!! So happy to have American chippie maker close by!!!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Ten Favorite Chipboard Projects

1 Discover Me

2. Majesty

3. Diva

4. A boy and his dog

5. Cherry

6. Butterflies and Bling

7. Daddy's Girl

8. Disappointment

9. Once Upon a Time 

10. Grandparents

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Sod/Soe .. in PaperHaus


Check out their Second edition.. 

Look at page 104!
Stunning mag if ever I saw!

Scraps of Elegance Winter Wishes Blog Hop

Oh its that time.. another gorgeous hop from Scraps of Elegance.

This one is special. They are revealing their new Design Team.

Let's go take a look shall we?

Let's Hop.

Thursday, November 29, 2012


Guesssss what!

I was selected to join the Design Team for THE PAPER MIXING BOWL.  
Wow Thank you Sarah R!

I'll be joining several of my dark sista's over there.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm so thrilled.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This will be a first.
Come join me and my friends over at THE PAPER MIXING BOWL this coming year for great fun and challenges.

Thanks for having faith in me Ms. Sarah R!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Scraps of Elegance - Discover Me

The Sketch of the Month for November at Scraps of Elegance...

Now I must point out the butterflies. I've held onto a couple of my wins from Ms. Renea. I so totally love her butterflies. You must check out her Esty :

I loved painting my Dusty Attic Birds (DA0708). For the yellow I used some cheapo nail polish.

I also used modeling paste on a new mask and totally loved how it turned out.

I've taken many pics of my flowers. I love taking pics of my flowers.. sometimes I think they whisper....


Close ups:

Masking beneath the Beautiful butterfly by Renea!

My beautiful lady.. by the feathers..

another gorgeous cluster of prima and butterfly

Beauty and bling

My butterfly

Little Yellow Prima Roses

Will probably change this out after further editing.

I enjoyed using my new Martha Stewart Punch called Geometric Medallion.
Thanks for looking.
Hope you are able to take some time .. to hear the whispers..

Happy Scrappn

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Deck The Halls - 3rd Eye Foggy Challenge

3rd Eye is having a challenge.

The Foggy Challenge.

Here is my entry. First the close ups:

Distress Crackle Paint - Picket Fence and TES-046

TES-001, TES-043, TES-046



I made another ATC. I loved using my 3rd Eye Stamps.. I painted the Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint and then put the Eyes (TES-001) on top to serve as a background.. The Santa (TES-043) I used a gray watercolor pencil and blended in his hat and beard a bit. The Tree (TES-046) got a special touch of Viva Decor Pearl Pens ...

Supplies used:
Distress Crackle Paint - Picket Fence
StazOn - Jet Black, Dove Gray
3rd Eye Stamps : Eyes : TES-001, Santa TES-043, Tree TES-046
Viva Pearl Pens : Ice White, Cream, Silver
We R Memory Keepers : Tab Punch : Bracket
Close to My Heart Watercolor Pencil : Gray
Pink By Design : Christmas Wishes
Martha Stewart: Dimensional Pearl Stickers (Top of Santa's hat)
Washi Tape along the top border.
Random Staples

Thanks for looking.
Happy Scrappn!

Monday, November 19, 2012

3rd Eye Reveals NEW STAMPS!

Check out 3rd Eye's NEW STAMPS..

Today is Reveal Day!!

Click here to check it out!

check it out

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Tag Swap 1st one

Well over at Scraps of Darkness we are also doing a Tag Swap!

I drew Elena's name for my first draw.

I was so inspired by Tim Holtz's 12 tags.. for the month of August.. which you can view here.

Here are some close ups followed by the tag I will be sending to Ms. Elena.

supplies: craft sheet, distress ink/antique linen/vintage photo/walnut stain/victorian velvet/, distress stains/victorian velvet, ink blending tool, felt, paint dabber/pool, archival ink, distress embossing ink, black embossing powder, heat tool, perfect pearls mist/heirloom gold, #8 manila tag, mister; crinkle ribbon, baubles, wire pin, keys, CTMH stamps; kraft core; tattered pinecone die, mini leaf and branch die, book covers texture fade, on the edge die/plaque & postage,; stamp set cms#137 , paper distresser; glue gun; foam tape

I hope she likes it. I loved doing this. I really really like how it turned out.
Thanks for looking.
Happy Scrappn

I hope to mail this to her this week.

From Ms. Elena

This is the ATC that I received from ELENA...
I thought it was so lovely...


Mine is the one on the RIGHT. She used the lovely 3rd Eye Stamps. I love adventure. I thought this was so perfect for me.  The one she did on the left is spectacular as well; I was really lucky to receive one.

I'm enjoying the ATC swap over at SCRAPS OF DARKNESS.

Generous Prima

wow.. Prima sure knows how to rock a girl's world.!!!

Look at the gorgeous wonderful freebies they sent...

 Thank you to Cathy for suggesting I go enjoy the Ustream.

Frank taught another fantastic class that night.

I sure can't wait to play with these!


Thursday, November 15, 2012


BO BUNNY is teaming up with SCRAPS OF DARKNESS for their Karma reveal blog hop!

Here's a peek at this month's kit!!

CLICK HERE  to begin your hop and earn a chance to win some delicious BO BUNNY!

Happy Scrappn!!