Sunday, April 29, 2012

So here is a card I made for challenge number 12 over at  For this challenge we has to have handmade flowers on the project.  These flowers came off the Flower Shoppe cartridge.  I just got this cartridge as couple of weeks ago for my birthday and this is the the first project I made with it.

This card was from the focus group challenge also at  The challenge was to use one of the Design Team's project for inspiration.  I made this easel card, inspired by this post:  Didn't turn out the greatest, but for a first time doing this type of card I can't complain all that much!

Oh and I have an exciting announcement......


That's right, according to UPS tracking it should be here on Thursday so I can play with it on National Scrapbooking Day!  So excited!

Better get my last load of laundry out of the dryer and then get ready for another week. 

Stay Crafty,

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Okay, so it's been a while.  I am so horrible about updating.  I have a couple of things to post, which I hope to do tomorrow.

But I got some new goodies today and have to tell you about them.

I got a photo shadowbox tray by 7gypsies.  I have wanted one for a while because I have seen some really cool stuff done with them.  Can't wait to give it a try.

Next I got some 3-D Zots.  Never used the product before, but I have heard good things about them.  Figured I'd give them a shot.

I got some Graphic45 stuff.  A 12x12 paper pad called The Old Curiosity Shoppe and a very neat little altered art box.  I was just working in it, and it will probably take a while to complete.  But be on the look out for it!

Like I said hope to have some stuff posted tomorrow and I will try to update a little more often.

Stay Crafty-

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Mini Altered Composition Notebook

I love doing the regular size composition notebooks, but doing the minis are just as fun. I get my minis from the dollar store where they are 3 for a dollar.

These are great to put in purses or what not so you always have paper on hand for those notes, phone numbers, etc.

Yellow and Pink cardstock from Michaels
Stamp from Jillibean Soup
Ribbon from Walmart
Dot stamp from Hero Arts
Distress Ink by Ranger (in Concord Grape)

Always and Forever- Altered composition notebook

I love altering composition notebooks. I have given a couple as gifts and hopefully will do more. But here are two that I have completed that I still have. This post is probably way image heavy, but I wanted to put these two together.

So here's the first one:

This one is made from the Black Current Paper stack from DCWV. I love the colors and how the thistle stickles I have matched the purple color perfectly.

Here is a side view so you can see the dimension of the flower. It is ceramic I believe, and went wonderfully with the color scheme of this. I got it at Michaels in a two pack as it was on clearance for 2 dollars. (Have a set that is pink as well)

Another side shot to show off the butterfly and the flower.

And this is a shot of the wording on the journal. And you can see how well the stickles match on the butterfly as well. (I should have taken a better picture of the butterfly, but oh well.)

This is a journal I made for myself. After looking at it, I think you'll see why.

I have always had problems with my self-esteem. So I made this to remind myself to believe in me and to do the best I care no matter what is happening in my life. Thus the believe title and the tag that says bloom where you're planted.

Close up of the tags. (Sorry this is so blurry. As I may have mentioned before, I don't have the best camera.) These were made with the Making Memories Tag Maker. I had this for several years but never used it. (More cause I couldn't figure the darn thing out.) But I think these turned out pretty well. :)

A better picture of the bloom tag.

A close up of the believe title and flowers. Most of the flowers were cream/white and had been colored with my primsacolor markers.

Supplies (as I remember them):

Always and Forever Journal:
Black Current by DCWV
Ceramic rose from Michaels
Butterfly and Title from Gypsy Wanderings
Lace from Walmart
Thistle color stickles by Ranger

Believe Journal:
Tags made with Tag Maker by Making Memories
Bloom where you're planted stamp from Walmart
Flower stamp from Walmart
Believe title by Making Memories
Square brads from Walmart
Most flowers are Hero Arts, not sure about others
Frame by Making Memories
Not sure of the paper line...if you recognize it please let me know. :)