Saturday, May 22, 2010

Butterfly Beautiful

My first project is a card that I made while at Memories Manor w/my girlfriends. I started w/just practicing my copic coloring and turned it into this card by using Karen's doodle United States blog challenge this week. This week she made it a sketch challenge, and I am pretty happy with how my card turned out. I used Lovely Lilac, Lavender Lace, Whisper White and Welcome Neighbor DSP. For my flowers out of the prettys kit, I colored them w/my eggplant marker and put pretty in pink brads. My ribbon is also eggplant. The butterfly image is up on dimensionals and the background is a sizzix embossing folder. Be sure to check out Karen's blog challenge and join in for the week.

My second project is a scrapbook page w/my girls....Kelly, Laura, Maria, Jill, Debra, Emma, Dawn Marie, Ann, and Lorien. This was our first night here on the stairs of the Manor ~ such a beautiful place. I will share a few pictures of the Manor later this week. All my pieces for thie page are right from the Memories Manor store. Are we such a beautiful bunch!!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Scrapbook Page ~ Purse

Supplies Needed:
  • 1 ~ 12x12 sheet of cardstock
  • 1 ~ 4x4 sheet of cardstock (same as 12x12)
  • 14 ~ 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 pieces of DSP
  • 2 ~ 12" pieces of ribbon
  • 1 ~ Velcro dot
  • Sticky strip
  • Crop-a-dile
  • Cutter, score tool, ruler, pencil, embellishments
  1. Score your 12x12 sheet of paper at 4" and 8" then turn 90 degrees and score again at 4" and 8". When completed you should have 9 squares 4x4.
  2. Score your four outside corners from the outside edge of that individual square to the other corner of that individual square (so it will be from the outside in).
  3. On two middle squares opposite from each other you will score that individual square from the 2" point to the inside corner of the individual square so when finished it will look like <> on the other side.

  4. Fold all your score lines to loosen your paper up. Then set aside for a few.
  5. Take four of your 3 3/4 x3 3/4 pieces of DSP and cut them from one corner to the other so you have triangles when you are done and place them on the four outside individual corners of your 12x12 scored piece of paper.
  6. Take four of your 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 pieces of DSP and cut them from the 1 7/8 mark to the corners on each one to make your <> pieces and attach just the triangle part of them to your 12x12 piece of paper on both the inside and outside.
  7. Take three of your 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 pieces and place them down the center of your 12x12 scored paper on the same side as your corners/centers already done.

  8. Take two of your 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 pieces and put them on the outside top/bottom center.
  9. Take your last 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 piece and attach it to your lid. Then score your lid in half at the 2" mark. Fold it in half and punch your holes for your ribbon.

  10. Attach your ribbon side to side. So one handle is on each side of the scored line, you don't want them to go over the scored lines being from front to back or it won't open right.

  11. Using sticky strip, attach your lid to your 12x12 piece on the outside leaving approx. a 1/4 between the fold and the top of your 12x12 paper. This leaves some room for it to fold up properly.

  12. Fold your scrapbook page into a purse and attach your velcro dot in place to hold it shut.

  13. Embellish it any way desired and your done.

I would love to see your completed ones if you want to send me a link for them. I also can email you the directions w/a diagram of where the score lines are if needed. If you need any help, just email me at

Scrapbook/Purse Tutorial to follow

Hello.....I am finally able to share a tutorial with you for the scrapbook/purse that I learned to make last year from one of my sidelines Laura, and unfortunately I have no idea where she got it from but if I find out then I will give that person credit also. It took me a little while to get the directions written up for you all but I also needed to wait until after our Michigan Mingler since we were sworn to not say what we were demoing. I hope that you enjoy the tutorial, and as alway if you have any questions feel free to email me.
Tutorial in next post!!!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Post/dry erase me

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Cupcake thank you

I just tonight found out who created the cupcake box and wanted to give Donna Howe a thank you. She created this wonderful project and shared it with her upline Elaine who created a tutorial that my upline Mary was able to use to show us how to create this awesome project. I had created my own directions/tutorial for you all and then found all this out. I believe the right people need credit and I wanted to say a big huge THANK YOU to all of them.

Cupcake box

I learned to make this cute little cupcake box from my upline...she does some wonderful demos for us. I am glad to share it with you and directions on how to make it. There was a cupcake inside but my daughter ate it before I could get my pictures taken. I used the colors Pretty in Pink, Curry, and Garden Green on my sample. The stamp sets are Friends 24-7 and Baroque Motifs.
To make the box, you start with a 12x12 sheet of cardstock and score it at 4 inches on each of the four sides. Then stamp your cardstock as desired. Next use your circle scissors and cut a 2 1/8 inch circle in one of the sides for the window and place a window sheet on it. On two of your sides, across from each other cut a slit like you would for any other box and then assemble the box like you would for any other box.

There is an insert to hold your cupcake with, to creat this insert use a 6 1/2x6 1/2 piece of cardstock and score it at 1 1/4 on each of the four sides. Use your circle scissors and cut a 2 1/8 circle in the center piece (center it as best you can so your cupcake won't touch the sides). On two of your sides, across from each other cut a slit like you would for any other box and assemble like you would for any other box.
To make your lid use a 6 5/8x6 5/8 piece of cardstock and score it at 1 1/4 on each of the four sides. Scallop the edges and stamp as desired. On two of your sides, across from each other cut a slit like you would for any other box and assemle like you would for any other box.

The beautiful flower is made from the ornament punch...whoever came up with this idea is just awesome because it turns out cute as heck. You need to punch out 5 for the flower (mine are the pretty in pink) and 3 for the leaves (mine are garden green). After punching them out sponge around the edges of each w/the same color ink to give the flower petals and leaves more depth. Score them in half down the middle and fold upwards. Then using the barrel of a marker roll each side downwards so it looks curved like a flower. To assemble the flower punch out a 1 inch circle and attach the leaves on the bottom side of it and the flower leaves on the top side of it evenly spaced around the circle (it is easy to line up if you draw some lines on the circle first to make 5 small triangles.) Then place a 1 inch circle on top (mine is pretty in pink) then using your boho punch and using dimensionals between each layer put a boho flower (mine is curry), then a 3/4 inch circle (mine is pretty in pink) and add another boho flower (again mine is curry). To attach it to your box use dimensionals. I would love to see what you all come up with if you want to post a comment with a link to your pretty project when you are done trying it out. Have a fun day stamping!!
Ps. If you need to know how to assemble a normal box, here is a great link to look at what I mean.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Christmas book

This cute little book is something I made as a Christmas swap for my upline/sideline party this last Christmas. I seen it in our big catalog and thought it was cute so wanted to try and make one. I did stamp the first couple of pages inside w/the sleigh also.

Be sure to check back tomorrow for my cupcake box w/tutorial. Thanks for stopping by.

Feb. 2010, My first but not last post of the year

I have not posted much like I have intended to do but my goal is to get better at it soon so please just bear with me. I do have a couple posts today for you all and will have a few more tomorrow and soon a tutorial for tomorrows post.

This first card is one I seen online somewhere so I show cased it, I believe that orginal card had different colors on it and definately a different saying. The card itself is whisper white, then layered on that is real red, and the new Sending Love Speciality DSP in the mini catalog. The ovals were cut using a cutting tool from creative memories. The smaller oval is on dimensionals and sponged around the edges. I added some hearts to the bottom layer and some to the top layer and added my ribbon before attaching the ovals. The stamp is from Well Scripted stamp set also out of the mini catalog.

My next card is from the Vintage Vogue set also in the mini catalog. And the background is from the big catalog, French Filagree. My colors are kraft and ruby red papers. Chocolate chip, and ruby red inks. My bow/knot is held on w/a glue dot. The small F is up on dimesionals.

This card is also from the Vintage Vogue set, a card I showcased from someone - their colors were close to cocoa and green. My colors are Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, and Vanilla papers. Pretty in pink, and Choc. chip inks. I used the masking technique. My ribbon is attached w/a glue dot, and the F part is up on dimensionals. I used the new punches out of the mini catalog and the vanilla piece has pretty in pink ink rolled on w/the Very Vintage wheel.

Next up is Tote-ally Tess...I was at dance waiting in the hallway a few weeks ago w/the girls and came up with this card. It was a great way to occupy my time while they were in dancing. My papers are black, real red, and whisper white. My inks are staz-on black and Tess is colored in w/markers. My ribbon/knot is held on w/a glue dot. My saying is punched out and on dimensionals.

And finally a card I made while at a make and take during an upline meeting. My upline Joyce Feracco created this card for us to make. The colors are orange, garden green, chocolate chip, ruby red, and vanilla. The garden green piece and the leaves are ran through the big shot and embossed. The pumpkin is sponged around the edges. It is actually a very cute card, I just think this pictured did no justice for it - I will find the card and take a new one for you all.
Be sure to stop back tomorrow for a couple more pictures and sometime this week I will have a new tutorial up for you all. Thank you much for being patient while I figure out how to balance my kids, husband, job and the stamping that I love to share with you.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Goodbye 2009 - Hello 2010

This past year has been so crazy that 2010 has got to be a better one. I wanted to get where I was posting a project or card everyday but life got in the way of that and I actually have not gotten the chance to stamp in apx. 2 months. Making a long story short we had our house listed for sale at the beginning of the year, were in the process of a sale when the purchasers backed out last minute and by last minute it was exactly that. We had the whole house packed up and ready to move when they backed out so we had to unpack the house, but have not relisted and are not sure now that we will. There are so many more details that go with it but I am not going to bore you with them but it was such a horrible experience for us. Following that my grandpa had several heart attacks and was in and out of the hospital, he is doing better now - in between all this him and my grandma got into a car accident, my grandma had to have surgery. Again, they are home and doing good now. My other grandma found out she has cancer, and had to have surgery - so I have been taking her to all her appointments and was down at U of M every day for a few weeks while she was down there, she starts chemo next week but is doing good now. She actually looks better than before her surgery. I have been so busy with all of this and so much more that I have neglected my stamping, projects and you - for that I am sorry. This year I have many goals but my top three include being able to make and post more projects on my blog along with making some tutorials for you all. I wish for all of you to have a great year this year.

Goodbye 2009 - Hello 2010
Happy New Year!!!