Saturday, January 17, 2009

Some fun stuff using some new American Crafts!

I recently got some fun new American Crafts paper and embellishments. I loved the bright colors in them, perfect to brighten up the winter blues here!

The line is called 'Teen', but as you can see here it can be used for so much MORE then that. I used the patterned paper (my fav is the crowns, they are glittered!), the Flair, the ribbon, and the journaling stickers all from that line. Mixed in some older Thickers and I was set.'s what I made:

I'm strictly and 8.5x11 scrapper, but as you can see I like to mix it up and do landscape layouts too. I just add them all in the same album and don't care if they match up or not! lol!

Anyways, I'd love to see what you've all done recently!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Working Hard On Valentine's Day Themed Stuff

Hey There,

If you've been in any of the craft stores lately you will know that they already have the Valentine's Day and St. Patrick's displays and supplies everywhere!

One of my New Years resolutions for 2009 is to start on my projects early enough to actually enjoy the holiday or occasion. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely enjoy the process of gathering ideas, designing and creating my projects, actually most of the time creating truly relaxes me, but sometimes if I haven't finished said gift or project I find myself losing the joy that the gift of creativity brings!

Anyway, in keeping with the upcoming observances here are a few projects I am working on:

Valentine's Day Projects

Altered Journal

Post-It Note Holder

Altered Acrylic Photo Holder

Altered Photo Holder made out of binder clip and coaster

Altered mailbox

Altered mailbox w/ mini love notes

Another view of Altered mailbox w/mini love notes

Altered mailbox #2

Another view of Altered mailbox #2

Altered Giftbag made from a 10" x 13" catalog envelope

Altered Giftbag up close

Altered Giftbag w/ matching tag

Valentine's Card #1

Valentine's Card #2

Valentine's Card #3

Valentine's Card #4

I will upload a few more Valentine's projects when they are complete. Until then, happy scrappin!


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

update on the Shop

hi there...

it's been WAY TOO long since my last post and so sorry for the neglect. the Shop has been in limbo and in the works of updates.

i am so thankful for all the years of the Shop and all the friends that have come along the way... hope you find the Shop for your scrappy needs and know that it's now a bit outdated with all the new goodies.

with the upcoming show this month, i'll be sure to keep an eye out on new fun stuff to be released. should there be anything of interest, don't hesitate to email and let me know... REMEMBER, the Shop can always try to get goodies that aren't in stock and at Shop pricing of 20%OFF!

hope everyone had a great holiday season and that 2009 be filled with memories and scrappy times :)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Holiday Creating - Christmas Gifts: Altered Personal Journals, Post-It Note Holders and Gift Card Holders w/ Matching Ornaments

Hello ScrappersX Blog Readers,

It’s been a few weeks since my last submission due to a very busy Christmas and New Year’s. This year I wanted to give meaningful personal handmade gift to my family and friends straight from the heart. Below are some of the gifts I created:

One of the Ornaments

Inside each one of the Gift Card Holders is a blessing and the scripture John 3:16

Close-up of one of the Gift Card Holders

Six of the 16 Gift Card Holder w/ matching ornaments. Each of these have a theme based on a Christmas hymn.

One of the 12 Post-It Note Holders I created.

Just a few of the 12 small personal journals I altered.
Thank you for checking out my work!