Saturday, December 19, 2015


The most fantastic news! I've worked for and dreamt of designing for this team.

What is it you might ask

Here is the store where you can find your scrappy supplies for all your crafty needs. Gift certificates are available!!  


We really want you to come join us in FB Community for our challenges and share your work with us.

They already have a phenomenal team so I am so humbled and honored to join them. eeeeeeeeeeeeeeekkk
This was my very first kit club back so many years ago!! 
I can't wait to share with you the awesome products they have in their store and some fun projects. 
What a fantastic way to end the year and start the new year. 2016 is gonna be awesome.

Happy Scrappn!!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Grandma Jean

My dad asked me to make a layout of one of his remaining pics of his mother, Grandma Jean.
The photo wasn't in the best condition and it was a pic of a pic of a pic... you get the idea.

I definitely wanted a vintage feel to it. My dad asked for the colors of peach and blue. I went with a type of teal blue. 

Some interesting facts about my grandma was that she was a Police Officer- Meter Maid back in the 50's in Little Rock, Arkansas. She was also allowed to carry a weapon. Later she went on to be a nurse. I think the photo is just lovely.

Here you can see the word chippie from Creative Embellishments.

This is what I used to paint on the above chippie.

Below I used one of my StencilGirl stencils. I love their quality and variety. Also you can see some Prima flowers and the most top notch butterflies handmade by Renea H. Here you can see all her other fabulous products. 

Here you can see where I used my Anna Griffin embossing folders and I used my Anna Griffin Minc machine for that blue swirl. The pin was handmade by a fellow Flying Unicamper.


Here you can see some more stencil work and playing with microbeads.. loved playing with the beads.

My dad was so happy with this. He wants to make copies of it and send it to his siblings.

Well thanks for looking and have a great day.
Happy Scrappn!

Christmas Cards

I signed up for a Christmas card swap over at The Flying Unicorn. Making these cards has been a delight and sure put me in the mood for Christmas. I'll show some samples below.

I used some of my Anna Griffin Christmas Dies to layer under her sentiment. 

Here I tucked in some leaves and cheesecloth that I had sprayed green.

Here you can see a little peek of the cheesecloth.  

And for the rest ....
Now here's a card I was trying the Prima Extravaganza Snowflakes Paste. 

Some close ups now one of the things I noticed when I put it on the flowers its that whatever dye was on the flower the paste turned colors.. so it didn't stay white like I wanted. I will try it on another flower to see what happens.

Now on the card it stayed pretty white, the paste that is.

And here you can see the Anna Griffin foil, some of the elements I used were from Anna Griffin and some were Prima Victorian Christmas.

I'll be posting more cards this week.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Christmas cards in the works

I've been working on some Christmas Cards for a swap. Here's a little preview of what I've been working on. 

That's just a piece for now. I'll show more later on. What are you working on for Christmas?

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Celebrate Card

Here is the card that we learned about at camp and here is a mini- tutorial on it.
It's just adorable!!!!

Quilling is not for the faint of heart.. but these flowers are awesome.

Precut your leaves from your favorite die cut machine and special flower. There are many in the market.  You'll want to gather the flowers in the different sizes and roll up the edges. You'll glue the littlest into the next size up keep it squeezed together.

It will look something like this. From here you would lay it aside and let the glue be setting. 

Here you can see that you'll want to roll the edges. Tuck in some flowers and leaves. The coordinating papers really help so you can flip them over to alternate the patterns


Here you can see I placed a doily and used foam tape to add depth and dimension, so that later I could tuck in those pretty tags. Also go ahead throw on the bling. That step will then be out of the way.

Here you can see more of the round scalloped embellishment with the tags tucked in. Also layer a smaller circle on top of the scalloped piece.

Below you can see what  I used to paint the pretty chippie, from Creative Embellishments.

Here are some close ups for you:

Here you can see the 2 tags used. Tie some pretty ribbon to make a bow and adhere some pretty metal embellishments.

As you can see .. tucking in various elements adds depth to this wonderful card.

Thanks for looking and Happy Scrappn!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

#pumpkinvoxbox from Influenster

Here is my first VOXBOX VIDEO FOR INFLUENSTER.. I was given products to test.  I was not paid. I test them and give my feedback.  Thanks for looking. Thank you Influenster.

I ate these real quick. They tasted great and were so creamy. They were not hard at all.

 I loved all these goodies.

Who doesn't love DOWNY!!!

The Goodness Knows bar was fantastic.. I'm looking for them at my local store.

The chips were a nice surprise.

I enjoyed this voxbox!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Cute little pumpkin from The Flying Unicorn Camp

Next up is my super adorable pumpkin card.. here we got to play with the new Prima Oil Pastel Crayons. Jen taught this make and take. It was a hit.

Jen showed us all about blending the colors and adding water to get just the right shade.

I loved adding the raffia and berries.. it really made the card stand out.

For more information about those Oil Pastel Crayons click HERE!
I had to have them!! Of course I was able to order them at the Flying Unicorn Store.

Thanks for looking and here's hoping you have a fabulous fall!

I'll be photographing a few more projects from camp soon. Stay tuned!

Happy Scrappn'!

A card from The Flying Unicorn Camp

I love this Prima Make and Take card that Erin Reed taught us here.

I love the light bulbs with the words on them. I wanted to go with browns in this card.

I love how we pieces of scraps to build this card. There were from various Prima paper collections, I believe.

If you'll also notice the bling... that was cut apart to place it along the card. Just so cool.
Thank you Erin for an awesome class! You made it so fun!!

Happy Scrappn!

Another project from The Flying Unicorn Camp

We had Prima Make and Takes provided to us from Jennifer Snyder and Erin Reed. I ended up ordering those Oil Pastel Crayons.

Those ladies were just amazing. I loved the variety that they both presented.

Here is my favorite Christmas Card I made in Jen's class.

She taught us something really cool about that doily.

She took the center out of the die and we used that piece as you can see nestled in under the flowers. It just kind of peeks out. Of course we had to edge the die cut piece in a little bit of color.

Another neat tip was regarding the gold looking stars... that was actually a piece of lace, I believe from Prima. She cut it apart and reused and rearranged the pieces..How clever!!

Ok let's just have another look at the finished project. I have received many compliments here at work on this piece. 

Thanks again to the Prima Ambassador Jen. What a great class.

Happy Scrappn'!

My adventures at Flying Unicorn Camp

This year I had the awesome pleasure to attend The Flying Unicorn Camp down in Temple, Texas.

It was a blast!! I will posting about the various projects we did down there.

This is a canvas we did.. It now sits on my desk at work!! Thank you Alda for the awesome camp.
The Fabulous Lynne taught this class!!

We used Gesso on a lot of these parts.

We used Archival Ink with the stamps.

I loved the sprays we used.

The goody bag alone that we received at camp made my heart skip at beat!!!  There was food a plenty. Laughter was a constant presence there at camp. I am so thankful I was able to go and rediscover my joy of crafting.

Happy Scrappn!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Playing with my Minc

I've been experimenting with my Anna Griffin Minc. I will show what all I did down below over at First Christian Church last Saturday. 
First I wanted to see if Heidi Swapps products would work in my machine. Her prepared tags did work. They did!!
Second I tried Deco Art Foil and another foil to see if they would adhere, since they were not from AG.  They did!
Last I tried the copier tip I had heard about. I made a copy of something and then ran it thru my Minc. It worked!!
Here's what I played with.
I forgot to mention, I did experiment with combining foils. Came out cool. Thanks for looking and Happy Scrappn!