Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas Laziness

My 2 oldest boys being lazy at my brothers house. I guess they had too much food and fun! I used Mari Koegelenberg's Demin Gal kit for this LO.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

2009 Family Calendar

Here's my lastest project. I always make these every year for my mom, mil, husband and myself. This is the first year that I've done them digitally. Wow, it was so much faster this way. I usually head over to my Aunt's house(my Stampin' Up! supplier) and make them in one of her classes. Instead of using a cd case to hold the calendars I picked up one of those clear plastic picture frames that you can get at Walmart or the office supply stores. This frame is 3 1/2 x 5. I used my freebie calendar found here. All other digital supplies are Sugarplum Paperie's. The kits I used, in order, were December Grab Bag, December Grab Bag, Chilled Wine, Lime Twist, A little Birdie, Twitter Blossoms, China Blue, Mango Sorbet, Whimsey Doodle, Midnight Garden Party(Harvest Freebie), December Grab Bag, and December Grab Bag.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Megan's Journal

So I finally finished Megan's gift. I made this journal for her...it matches the jewelry box I made for her. You can see it here. I used Sugarplum Paperie's Midnight Garden Party kit. I have been making several of these journals lately. They are awesome gifts for kids that love to doodle or write. Even better yet they are super cheap to make...journals are usually $1.00 or less. Now off to make one more jewelry box and journal for Paige:)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Altered Wooden Snowman

This snowman was so much fun to make! The other day I was at Michaels looking at all of wooden shapes and thought this little guy would be so cute covered in paper. I scanned him to get his dimensions and used Sugarplum Paperie's December Grab Bag for my paper and elements. I used CS4 to design his face and nose. Other supplies: jewels, wire, ribbon, wooden stick, pop dots, chipboard for the sign, Soft Sky SU! ink, and Stazon Brown to sponge around the outside.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Thomas the Train for Payton

Today's color challenge CC196 on SCS is Taken with Teal, Reding Riding Hood, Baja Breeze and Whisper White. Just perfect colors for Payton's Birthday stuff:) I altered a journal and made him his birthday card with Alma Townsend's My Guy kit and SU! paper. I recolored Alma's kit in photoshop to make the colors match SU! colors and Thomas the Train. I found the cute image of Thomas on the net.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Camo Card and Bag

Can you believe it! I did a challenge today:) I needed a card and bag (for some very hot habanero and jalapeno pepper sauce) for my Dad's birthday and I used SCS's challenges CC195 and SC205 to make the card.

My supplies were Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla and Basic Black CS, Black Stazon, Label and Curly Punch, ribbon, twill, Camo DP and Cute & Curly and Taggers Dozen SU! stamps.

Now off to make Payton's birthday stuff...my baby is going to be 3 years old in a week. He is going to have a Thomas the Train Birthday, wish me luck on the cake:)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Midnight Garden Party Jewelry Box

Hi everyone! Here's my lastet project with this little wooden jewelry box I found at the craft store. I covered it with Sugarplum Paperie's Midnight Garden Party digital kit. You can't see it in the pictures, but I ran the paper through my Big Kick before gluing it onto the box. It looks so cute with all the raised swirls. I used Mod Podge to glue everything down and then put a coat of it on the top of everything. I digi-scrapped some pictures for the the inside of the drawers. This box is for my friends daughter who LOVES the Jonas Brothers. So I put them in the top with a little paper covered wooden heart. I put a rub on on the mirror that says...Ooh la la. In the bottom draw I digi-scrapped pictures of her with her kitty, sister and friends. I still have to add a little bling to it and a drawer pull.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Christmas Ornament Tutorial

I'm always experimenting with things and one day I had this idea to print my digi-scrapping onto some tissue paper to see how it would look. I knew in the stamping world it was a technique used to put stamped designs onto candles. I had done it before and loved the end result. So it got me thinking about all those ceramic ornaments I had purchased at Michael's craft store for a $1.00... and were still sitting in my closet from last year. I printed out my image and I was pleased with the results. Although my image wasn't perfect it had a cool aged effect to it. These are fun and inexpensive gifts or keepsakes that allow limitless creativity. Once you you glue your image on you can add ribbon and bling to further deck them out.

Step 1: Gather your supplies: Tissue paper, scissors, tape, card stock, digi-scrapped picture, scanner, Mod Podge (not pictured), foam brush, ceramic ornament, ribbon and any extra "bling" you might want to add.

Step 2: Create your template by scanning your ornament (remove any ribbon) against a black background. I use PSE 6.0 and/or CS4 and use the quick selection tool and then clean up the edges with the lasso tool. Once you are satisfied with the selection you will need to contract your image by 8 pixels. Select>Modify>Contract by 8 pixels and click ok. Now you will have your template to digi-scrap on.

Step 3: Digi-scrap your template with digital supplies and a picture. Be creative and have fun!
Step 4: Now get your card stock, tissue paper, tape and sicssors. Cut a piece of tissue paper out that is about one inch smaller all the way around than your card stock (refer to picture). When taping the tissue to your card stock make sure you keep it as smooth as possible.

Step 5: Printing. Print your image in the very center of the page. When printing you may need to experiment with your printer settings to get the best result. I use an Espon R320 and use "Bright White Paper" , "Advanced" and "Photo" settings.
Step 6: Once printed cut out your design. Make sure your design lines up with your ornament.

Step 7: Now put a thin layer of Mod Podge on your ornament with your brush. Next, carefully place your design on your ornament. Tissue paper will tear easily and you need to properly place it on the first time. Once it's laid flat gently smooth out any wrinkles or bubbles. Let it dry.

Step 8: After drying, layer another thin coat of Mod Podge on the top. Let dry.

Step 9: Add your ribbon and any additional "bling".

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Our Li'l Sugar and Spice

Our little Payton is just too funny! Check out all of his silly faces while he was eating this apple. I made this LO with Mari Koegelenberg's new kit Apple Orchard. Go check it out at the DigiChick.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Sugarplum Paperie Blog Challenge

Hi, everyone! I'm hosting this week's blog challenge on the Sugarplum Paperie Blog. The challenge is to journal with a poem or verse on your digital LO or hybrid card or craft. Go check it out on Sugarplum's Blog for your chance to win a $5.00 gift card to the Sugarplum Shop. Please make sure you use Sugarplum goodies, and if you don't have any you can use the freebies found here.

For my LO I used Sugarplum Paperie's Whimsey Doodle collab and stitches from Twitter Blossoms kit. I found this sweet poem and just couldn't resist making a page of my boys with it.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Our Pumpkins with A Golden Afternoon

I used A Golden Afternoon for this page. I think this is one of my favorites at the Sugarplum Paperie shop. This is also for SCS digi Challenge DGC04. Our boys had such a great time carving their pumpkins!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Happy Birthday my Love!

Here a birthday gift I made for my husband. I used Alma Townsend's My Guy digi-kit. My husband is a beautiful writer and when I first met him he had a journal that he would write his thoughts, stories or poems in. He hasn't done this in a while so I thought this might get him going again. He is currently working on his book and has written about 450 pages! I'm so excited for him to finish it.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

2009 CD Calendars

Hi everyone! Have you ever wanted to make one of those cute CD calendars? Well, here's your chance! I've made a 2009 calendar ready for you to digi-scrap.

First, here is the calendar that I made for you using a font from my MacFonts package. The page is already sized for you, so all you will need to do now is scrap up each month and print them out! You can fit 2 on one 8.5 x 11 page if you turn them sideways.

Once they're printed, cut them out and open up your CD case, carefully turning the front cover towards the back cover. Place your photo in the cover. It's just that easy!

If you use my calendar I would love to see your pages and please leave a link back to my blog.

Here's mine using Sugarplum Paperie goodies and Sir Bentley B Elvis...yes that is his papered name! My boys wanted his name to be Elvis so I compromised. Not sure were Joshua got the B from, but I thought it was cute.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Mini Albums

Here they are all 24 mini albums! I used black and Pumpkin Pie CS, the squares CB folder, black Sumo tape(WOW this stuff is strong!) for the binding, photo corner punch, corner rounder punch and orange ribbon. I digi scrapped the front with Alma Townsend My Guy kit with their last name(not pictured), number and team name. A BIG thank you to my husband and mom for helping me out with these things:)

If you look to the right, this is what I used to make them. Check out the chew marks, I gave these to my youngest son Payton and he chewed on them! When I saw them at Dollar Tree 2 for$1.00 I figured it would be a cheap way to make them.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Snow Time

Here's one more for today. This is Mari Kooegelenber's new kit Magical Wonderland. This is a great kit for Christmas and winter! She also made a cute card kit with it to.

Our 3 Gifts

I used Mari Koegelenberg's new Jubilee kit to digi scrap this awesome picture of my boys. Poor Payton was so jaundice! It seems like it was just yesterday when this was taken. Now Triston is in his last year of grade school, Joshua is in the 1st grade and Payton is officially a big boy (no more diapers!).
This kit of Mari's is so awesome! She has also made a recipe album, Christmas card and a matchbook album with Jubilee. Go check it out:) It's 20 % off today!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Vintage Fall Free Sampler

Here's a free goodie from Mari Koegelenberg that goes with the Vintage Fall kit.

Monday, October 20, 2008

CD Holder Tutorial

Here's the CD Holder Tutorial as promised:) The digital kit Monkey Business is from The Scrap Habit by Alma Townsend. Let me know if you have any problems or questions. Enjoy!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Midnight Garden Party Bracelet w/gift box

I promise...I'm working on that CD tutorial and will have it posted by Monday:) I wanted to get in one thing this week for Sugarplum Paperie! I made these awesome paper beads with Mod Podge and Midnight Garden Party digital paper, strung them onto a bracelet making kit and covered this cute little wooden box with Midnight Garden Party digital paper. It made a nice little gift...don't ya think?

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Monkey Business CD Holder

WOW! This little book was a lot of work! I need to make one more of these for 2006 through 2008. I was wanting all of my photo CD's to be in one place...so I glued 5 CD envelopes together and digi-scrapped the inside and outside. The inside has a page with one side with little thumb nail pictures and the other side with the a table of contents. It's all tied together with ribbon. Five years in one case...Whoo Hoo:) If you are interested in a tutorial on this please leave a comment. If I have enough requests I'll make one up! All digital products are by Alma Townsend at Scrap Habit. You'll be seeing more digital creations with her products as I am now part of her Hybrid Creative Team. See has a ton of great digital goodies!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Autumn Blooms

This is for challenge CC187, which is to use Tangerine Tango (Pumpkin Pie), Kiwi Kiss(Old Olive) and Chocolate Chip. I also combined this challenge with this weeks sketch challenge SC197. SU! supplies are Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive CS, paper piercing mat, Chocolate Chip Marker. All DP is digital from Sugarplum Paperie's Autumn Blooms kit. The rest of the supplies are Fiskars dots template, cuttlebug folder, nesties, $1.00 Studio G stamp, brown ribbon and a jewel for the center of the flower. I did faux stitching around the outside of the Old Olive paper and popped the flower.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Anniversary Wine Bottle

My husband LOVES wine, so I made this label to put on a wine bottle for him for our anniversary. All images are from Sugarplum Paperie's Chilled Wine Kit(how appropriate). I added a picture from our wedding 8 years ago, removed the original wine label, printed it out on a glossy print and stick paper from Office Depot and added a big bow. I just think he is so handsome and love this picture of us together, what a great day it was and continues to be every day since.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Yummy....Homemade Strawberry Syrup!

First time I've tried making homemade syrup...and it's yummy! I made these labels and tags to go on the syrup bottles with Sugarplum Paperie's Mango Sorbet. I used recycled olive oil and Star Bucks bottles. The labels were printed on print and stick paper from Office Depot. I topped the bottles with a lunch sack that was cut out with scalloped sicssors and ribbon. Did I mention that I just love this kit!

Tutorial on Transferring Digital Images to a Candle

Here are the supplies you will need:

wax paper, sicssors, white or very light colored candle, tissue paper, digital image, tape, heavy card stock and heat tool. Sorry, I forgot to put the tape, CS and heat tool in the picture.

Tape the tissue paper to the CS and make sure that it is nice and flat with no creases. I taped mine all the way around with wide tape so it wouldn't get hung up in the printer. Print the image in the center of the page on the best print setting for a nice bright image.

Here's a picture of the image after I printed it. I used Sugarplum Paperie's Whimsey Doodle kit.

Cut out your image. It's not necessary to cut off all of the white part of the tissue paper. Just cut along the outside of the image. When the tissue paper is melted into the candle you won't see it.

Position the image on the candle.

Wrap wax paper around the candle and hold it as tight as you can. This will insure that your image will not move and it will be nice and smooth.

Warm your heat tool up a bit and hold it next to your image until you can see it melt into the candle. This will only take a bit. My heat tool in the picture is too close as I only had one hand to take the picture.

Next, peel away the wax paper. Your candle might look a little dull, so just rub your hand across it to get the shine back.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Mango Sorbet Candle

Here's my Sugarplum Paperie Candle Project I made today. The candle reads:

Thank You Friend
I never came to you, my friend
and went away without
some new enrichment of the heart;
More faith and less of doubt,
more courage in the days ahead.
And often in great need coming to you,
I went away comforted indeed.
How can I find the shining word,
the glowing phrase that tells all that
your love has meant to me,
all the your friendship spells?
There is no word, no phrase for
you on whom I so depend.
All I can say to you is this
God bless you precious friend.
-Grace Noll Crowell
I am way tired right now, but tomorrow I am going to post a tutorial on how to make these awesome candles.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Here's one more of Mari Kegelenberg Collabs Hooty Toot. This is the cutest little boy, my son Joshua, made with a super cute collab, go check it out!

Our "Great" Grand-Mother

My sweet Grandma with my beautiful boys! I made this digi page with Mari Koegelenbergs, A Touch of Magic. Check out her awesome stuff at The Digichick! You will be seeing a lot more of her awesome digital products on my blog as I am now on her Creative Team. Woo Hoo!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Flirty Skirty Purse

And finally to complete our outfit, I designed this cute little purse. I again used the Flirty Skirty Kit by Sugarplum Paperie. I put faux stitching around the top and on the two half circles at the bottom. I used the 1 3/8 inch SU circle, scallop and flower punches. I put eyelets in the sides and ran a ribbon through it for the handle.

Friday, September 12, 2008

If the Shoe Fits...

I love shoes! You almost always know your size and they always look good. I designed this shoe pattern. I posted the template below. Please use it for personal use only and a link back to my gallery or blog for credits would greatly be appreciated. I used the Flirty Skirty digital set from Sugarplum Paperie and recolored one of the papers to red. I also used it for challenges WT183 and challenge LSC185. The card reads- If the shoe fits, buy it...and the other one too!

  • I paper pierced and faux stitched around the top and back of shoe and all the way around the outside of the card.
  • Added embossing with CB folder.
  • Sentiment from the computer and punched out using square SU punches.
  • Paper flower with rhinestone in center.
  • Attached everything to a piece of black CS.

The shoe should fit on an A2 card.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Whimsy Doodle Ornament

I know, I know, I'm crazy...posting Christmas Ornaments! Let's just say I'm a year behind and wanted to get last years Santa picture Ornament finished for this years tree! Anyway, I used the same techinque on this as I did my Flirty Tile that I posted earlier in the week. I used Sugarplum Paperie's new Whimsey Doodle kit and recolored it to Christmas colors. The star is ceramic and sell for a $1.00 at Michaels craft store.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Flirty Tile

Oh, we look so sweet! I've tried this techinque with stamps before, but not with digital scrapping and tissue paper. It's really cool how you can't see any of the tissue. This is what I did...

1. Digi scrapped picture with Firty Skirty set by Sugarplum Paperie.
2. Taped tissue paper to a piece of CS and printed picture on it.
3. Cut out tissue paper to the size of the tile.
4. Put layer of Mod Podge on tile.
5. Carefully put tissue paper picture on tile and smoothed out any creases.
6. Let dry and added a layer of Mod Podge to the top.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Lime Twist Box and Card Set LSC183

This is a card set and box I made with Sugarplum Paperie's Lime Twist digital set and Twitter Blossoms digital set.

I also used SU! Chocolate Chip and Gable Green CS, 5 petal, corner rounder and square punches and Priceless and Lots of Thoughts stamp set. Timber brown stazon, CB embossing folder, ribbon and jewels.
This was also challenge LSC183 at SCS.
Old: Priceless stamp set
New: Digital Paper by Sugarplum Paperie Lime Twist
Borrowed: 5 petal Punch
Blue: Jewel

Thursday, August 28, 2008

You're Purrfect Mini Album

This is a little mini album I made using Sugarplum Paperie's Twitter Blossom kit. I used mat board and cut it with my Big Kick. I punched holes in the top left corner with the cropadile and held it together with a post screw. The front and back cover are distressed, sewn and embossed with Fiskars dots template. The stamp is a Studio G $1.00 stamp. Circle and Scallop punches are from SU! Added jewels and ribbon. The inside pages are digi scrapped and distressed. Inside pages are posted below.