Monday, January 30, 2012

one card two ways

I needed a congratulations card for my cousin who just got accepted to the college she has dreamed about going to:)
One of my students the very next day to getting her announcement, makes his announcement that his dog got hit by a car and passed away on the way the vet. He was so torn up over the dog it made me and the other students cry. I thought I need to make to him a card for the class to give to him(this is not unusual for for me to do I make a card usually once per quarter for various and sundry things) So I came home after work and headed straight to my craft room--

I knew I wanted something made with cricut and maybe stamps.
I wanted a dog related card for the student since it was his dog that passed away, once I got finished with his card I loved the dog on the front so much that I decided to do the same thing for the congratulations card.

Here are the cards
Congratulations Card


Sorry Card



I hope this gives you inspiration to get your cricut out and make multiple cuts for different reasons:) It is fun to see what the finished product looks like

happy Creating

Friday, January 27, 2012

Mini Album

Chipboard word albums is a new found love

I bought this word album several years ago and was a little intimidating so it got put away. In November at our annual fall scrapbook weekend I saw a friend completing a word album for a baby shower. I was impressed at how easy it looked and decided that I could do it!

I came home after that weekend and searched for the cat word album.
I had some paper from recollections left over from a scrapbook project for Fresno(my baby:), no really my baby LOL)

I put it together in 2 hours and it made a great Christmas gift for my mom a.k.a Fresno's mawmaw:)

Here is how it turned out:

I added some stitching detail using my favorite black journal pen

I added lots of American crafts ribbon to the binder rings to add some dimension and fill it out so you could not see the rings!

Not bad for my first attempt:)

Thanks for stopping by
Happy Crafting

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

found some inspiration again

I found a gorgeous layout on Two peas in a bucket it is a baby girl layout. I loved it and decided to give it a try my way.

Here is how mine turned out

I did mine so it could be for a number of things the title says love at first sight so it could be for a baby, or a love, or an object the list could go on and on!

I love the look of all the deep colors would be great for valentines day

  • all of the following is CTMH except when noted
  • amore paper pack
  • alphabet stamp set
  • vinyard berry cardstock
  • chocolate chip cardstock
  • filigree brads
  • green polka dot pp not for sure about the manufacture from my stash
  • prima flowers
  • brown buttons from stash

I really like how this layout turned out, now for some photos to add to it:)

happy crafting


Monday, January 23, 2012

Memory Works Inspiration

I often search the internet for inspiration for scrapbook layouts. I was on the memory works blog the other day when I saw the cutest layout for valentines day-- entitled Sweetheart I decided to try to make a similar layout and this is what I came up with.

  • K&Company paper pad (sorry I can not remember the name but it is bright and has nature themed papers in it)
  • Fiskars funky love heart punch in all 3 sizes
  • CTMH lagoon cardstock
  • CTMH white cardstock
  • cindy loo cricut cartridge
  • CTMH love you forever stamp set

I wanted to use up papers and supplies from my stash and I love how the layout turned out!

What drew me to this layout was all the hearts and the paper weaved embellishment

here is how you do this: cut 6 patterns of paper in 6X6'' square and then cut the square into 1/2'' strips then begin to weave the pieces together, makes a really cute embellishment.

until next time

happy Crafting


Friday, January 20, 2012

Another Simple Stories post

hi again I hope all is well with you today! I decided to do another post of a cool simple stories layout (not fully complete, still have to add a few elements to it) This one is of the 3 best things in life-- friends--Dreams-- and Memories! I love how the colors pop and match perfectly with the life documented set from Simple Stories(Memory Works)-- I am so glad I found memory works!

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Simple Stories

I absolutely love the simple stories way to scrapbook I used to be able to sit for hours on 1 layout because I had that kind of time-- before I graduated and got a job:) Now I barely have time to create cards much less a scrapbook album, but thanks to Simple stories I can create several layouts in just a couple of hours! here is just one example-- a layout dedicated to a dear friend who is now in heaven I think the title from simple stories says it all

I knew I wanted to scrapbook these photos, Simple stories had just the kit I needed-- Life documented

The perfect saying-- we don't remember days we remember moments-- so true so true:)

  • CTMH card stock
  • Simple Stories Life Documented kit
  • Flowers from a kit(sorry can not remember which one I believe it is from SAMS club)
  • Rhinestones from CTMH

Happy Crafting


Monday, January 16, 2012

Scrapbook Studio Tour part 6

The conclusion of our tour will end today with the last wall of my scrapbook studio
and my memory makers wall storage too

Ribbon, stickles, buttons, flowers, and paint all stored in my memory makers wall storage
My cricut apron and monkey hangs from my initial hanger
My file cabinet holds paperwork, and craft kits, the crate on top holds totes, the sterilite container holds general craft supplies, glass crafts, and candles
my refrigerator(which comes in handy for crops or long scrapbook days
and last but definitely not least is my wonderful sink-- this is a great thing to have in your scrapbook studio because of messy projects with stamps, glue, and paint
I thought I would not use it but I use it almost every time I scrap:)

Happy Crafting

I hope you enjoyed the scrapbook studio tour and you could get some useful tips and ideas about your own personal space!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Scrapbook studio tour part 5

Hi again Today we will be stopping by my scrapbook island This is where all of my memories are preserved! I made my island with the 12X12 scrapbook storage cubes as the base and a piece of MDF as the surface I store basic supplies in the
  • memory makers carousel
  • 2 black baskets
  • target dollar spot tins
  • and clear shoe boxes
  • a treat holder (really meant for food but I keep scrapbook treats inside instead) :)
  • Pink crates creates a nice place to keep tools and photos
  • iris totes under my island holds all of my pre-made page kits ready to go crop!

Happy Crafting

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Scrapbook Studio Tour Part 4

Today we will be visiting my paper and album storage I use the cropper hopper clear vertical paper storage and storage unit to hold all of my card stock stored by color group The pattern paper is stored in the cropper hopper class tote stored by manufacture My albums and scrapbook theme kits are stored in a white bookcase some creations line the top of the bookshelf the top shelf inside the bookcase is chipboard letters and shapes

notice all of the photo boxes stacked up on the other side of my paper holder, those are all pictures stored by theme ready to be scrapped:)
notice the iris tote, how I store my scrap paper by color group in the provided file folders, so far I love this storage solution, easy access and ready to go for a crop;)

Today I also want to wish my wonderful mommy a Very Happy Birthday!

Happy Creating

Monday, January 9, 2012

Scrapbook Studio Tour Part 3

my memory board and handmade clock well almost handmade(it was a clock from a pharmaceutical company and I covered up the medicine with my stamped cloud that says time to create)
This is right beside of my creation station so I can post some cool creations and inspiration

under my creation station I have placed 2 3-drawer sterilite containers to hold supplies

Happy Crafting

Friday, January 6, 2012

Scrapbook Studio Tour Part 2

The second stop on our tour is my creation station

Gypsy, Cricut Expression, and Cricut Jukebox
My homemade shelf with cricut carts. creations, and accessories
Sizzix, Bind it all, your Story, and Xyron sticker maker
my homemade shelf above holds mini albums
a view of the whole counter
baby cricut and jukebox
my homemade shelf above holds cricut carts

Happy crafting

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Copic Marker Storage

Copic Markers are my new passion I love them so much!!!! I have a lot to learn still but they are so AWESOME as my collection was getting larger I searched for a way to store them in a neat easily accessible way! This is what I came up with a close up view of my desk and shelf that holds pictures and memorabilia I made my own Copic marker and other marker storage by using CTMH chipboard memory cubes I used liquid glass to glue the sides and cut the top off then adhered them all together and placed them under my shelf(they ended up being just the perfect size) The first cube is for other craft markers the second cube is for sharpies and paint pens the third cube is for natural copics the fourth cube is for green copics the fifth cube is for pinks/reds copics the sixth cube is for blues copics the seventh cube is for yellow copics
close up of the cube with the markers inside
on top of the cubes I used the dollar spot target tins to hold tools

Happy Crafting

Monday, January 2, 2012

Scrapbook Studio Tour Part 1

I decided to take you on a tour of my scrapbook studio!

This is definitely my happy place:)

A place where cards are created, and memories are preserved!

Part 1 of my tour will take you to my stamping station
This is a old TV/computer stand-- I grabbed it before it headed to the trash(good decision)
on the floor it has all the boxes of tech stuff i have and some party supplies
the next shelf has all of my CTMH stamps
the next shelf is the old vintage beta player(still works)
the next shelf is all the CTMH large alpha stamps
On the top of the cabinet i have placed some organizer drawers to hold all of my CTMH accessories and other stamping neccessities
On top of the drawers is my creation basket with my little scrapbook mouse
and some more CTMH creations like the memory boxes and memory cubes

Next is my stamping station/table
This is where all of my cards are created and anything else that needs stamping
my table was from Bmoss when they were liquidating the store at the mall it is perfect for my stamping
my shelf is homemade and holds pictures and other memorabilia
notice my CTMH stamp pad tower
2 little crates to hold my most used CTMh stamps
marker storage
2 over the desk white boards and corkboard organizer(these are great for inspiration)
under the desk is my created cards, scrapbook/card making supplies to go(packed up and ready for a crop)

I hope you come back Wednesday for more information on my marker storage
Happy Crafting