Friday, September 15, 2017

A quick fall craft

A 5 minute pumpkin!  

The supplies!  I used 2 pieces of cardstock (and have quite a bit left for my scrap basket), a tape runner, foam squares, oval cutting guide for the Custom Cutting System (Creative Memories), Soft Suede ink pad (Stampin' Up!), wire works (Stampin' Up!) and a small brown scrap of cardstock.

This is the Custom Cutting System with the Oval guides and the 3 different cutting blades (they give you different size cuts in graduating size of 1/4 inch.)

Directions: Using the largest oval (for the largest size pumpkin) and the blue blade cut 3 ovals from the outside of the guide.  Over lap two of the ovals slightly and on third oval adhere foam squares to pop the center of the pumpkin.  Ink your edges (I use a sponge or the finger dauber to do this) before adhering the center oval on top.  From your brown scrap of cardstock cut a "stem" piece and adhere just behind the center oval.  With the wire works (26-gauge wire) I cut a length (eye-balled) approximately 8-10 inches and wrapped both ends around a pencil then folded in half and secured with a foam dot behind the center oval.  I did this for both sides of the stem.

I might add leaves but for now I'm very happy with this little 5 minute craft.  I do plan to make more in varying sizes but needed to get a few things done for now.

I hope you enjoyed this little craft project and look forward to your comments and suggestions.


Thursday, September 14, 2017

A little "Magic"

What a fun layout to make!  Using the Creative Memories Gems cutting system it was quite easy and the perfect title page for our Disney album.  The papers come from the Say Cheese collection, I believe I ordered them through but at the moment not totally sure as I got them a while ago.  I do love how the flower seems to pop off the black background.

When we travel to Disney World; we color coordinate our shirts to make it easier to keep track of each other and have a different color for each day.  Probably the only time we are color coordinated in  The difficult part of the matching shirts is trying to get them in styles that we all like, and when some of our family members that live in different states join us.  Also we have found that we need not only short sleeve tees but also long sleeve in case of a slightly cooler day.

This is using a project recipe (Bookworm) from Creative Memories, using the Say Cheese paper collection and the filmstrip border maker cartridge from Creative Memories. I love how it gave me the chance to use 9 photos and still have a clean look.

The Project Recipes are so versatile and always great looking whether you use the paper collection they were designed for or other papers.  I'll be sharing a beach album I've been working on with my granddaughter soon that we used the Cool Serenity Project Recipe.  I'll also show how to change sizes from 12 x 12 to 8x8 pages.

Until next time Happy Scrapping,

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

REvamp......Starting over

After a  very long hiatus and fall almost upon us I'm back!

I want to share my love of crafts, cooking, connecting with people and love of family.  Grab a cuppa and get to it.

About a year ago, I began selling Creative Memories, mainly for and to myself because I love their products.  The papers and albums are top notch quality; but honestly the tools are my absolute favorite!

Creative Memories did go through a period of closing a few years back and then was bought by Caleb Hayhoe and it is back!  The products are kept fresh and of great quality. Believe me you will love the products and tools!

Talking about the products and tools from Creative Memories I wanted to share a layout I made a couple days ago.  It uses the new paper pack Toil & Trouble, black cardstock, goldenrod cardstock, the new Victorian stand alone border punch, Leaf Trio Punch, and the new Pumpkins Border Maker cartridge along with an original (yellow) Sizzix die - Ghosts

I don't usually pre-make my pages; but knew I wanted to use the Victorian Fence border punch for a Halloween page and will be filling it with photos shortly after Halloween.  The Layout is based on a Project Recipe (Sketch) from Creative Memories (Countryside Comfort - another new paper collection this month).

I will be posting more tomorrow evening, so please come on back and join me!


Sunday, August 24, 2014

Wow, Time just flies!

It seems only a couple weeks ago I posted and yet it was more like two months ago!

What has been going on?  Well Jaiden finished up Kindergarden and has played all summer long with her friends.  Her dance recital was held the week before school finished, which brought a week of practices every night and definitely wore her out.

We made a couple trips to Hershey Park this summer, and spent a few days at the community pool.  Although the summer has really been a mild one and leaves me to wonder what winter will be like?  I don't mind snow, but hate the bitter cold we had last winter.

Bill and I got to go on a vacation; just the two of us!  Something that rarely ever happens and it was nice!  We spent two nights in Orlando and didn't quite get to spend time at Universal Studios as we had talked about (luckily we didn't have tickets already) but we got to spend time with each other which is the best!.  From there we drove to Palm Beach and boarded a Royal Bahamas (Bahamas Celebration) cruise ship for an overnight cruise to Freeport, Bahamas and spent two nights at the Wyndham Fortuna Beach Resort and then returned to Palm Beach via the cruise ship.  We ended our trip with a one night stay at a lovely B&B in Lake Worth, FL and had dinner with our daughter and her boyfriend.

The cruise was really wonderful; lots to do and we really didn't do anything but explore the ship on the way to Freeport but still enjoyed it.  The cruise back to Palm Beach we played Bingo, watch a comedian, balancing act, and magic show.  Listened to a little bit of karaoke and walked on deck looking at the stars.  The food was great!
Let me just say....Don't go to the Bahamas in August!  Even the locals told us that it normally isn't that hot but wow it was this year!  The humidity on top of the heat was too much for me.  I think we spent as much time in our room under the AC as we did on the

But with all good things there has to be an end, so we arrived back home to 67 degrees and rain.  And good news followed up for me the next day when I stepped on the scales.  Normally not something I enjoy doing at all, but from the morning we left on our week's vacation til we got home with all you can eat buffets both on the ship and at the resort I only gained 4 ounces!   Of course it would have been better to have lost weight but hey not putting on pounds is okay too.  I really think I melted it off during the heat and humidity, but I'm not going to complain about how.....LOL.
I still have to download the photos (which I didn't take that many really.....well not for me) and will post a few of the gorgeous view on the beach when I do.

Jaiden is set to start first grade in about 1.5 weeks and is all ready with school supplies and new school clothes so a first day of school photo will also soon be posted. Along with a few crafting photos which I haven't downloaded those photos either.  I guess I need to get busy and start setting aside a certain time frame to down load photos and be prepared.

Till next time!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Another Waterfall Folio...and a gift flip album; my they are addicting!

Yesterday and early this morning I completed another Waterfall Folio and love it!

It just seem to be screaming at me to use with the new paper pad I got at JoAnns (DCWV Dear Jane).  I love Jane Austen and this paper pad is just perfect!

Closed                             Opened

Some of the pages of the waterfall.  Light pinks and cream and then the brown with portraits of Mr. Darcy, Mr. Bingley, Elizabeth and Jane Bennet.  Just takes me back to reading "Pride and Prejudice".

Maybe I should watch one of the versions today; while sipping a nice cup of hot tea in a china teacup.....dreaming of days gone by!

Oh wait as reality sets in.....there is much cleaning and stuff to do.  I guess the movie watching will have to wait til tonight.

I didn't remind idle since my last post until now though.  I made a flip album for a co-worker/friend of one of my sons for her birthday.  She doesn't like cut flowers so he wanted to get her something she would like and be able to use.  Mom to the

With her little boy in mind I came up with this:

Just a few different patterns using blues and light green.  Leaving most of the embellishing for her once she puts in photos.

 Here are a few die cuts I have included for her to use.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

My third kind of album

Which really is my 5th album in the last

This one is a called a Waterfall Folio.  Many possible uses for it, but I'll let you decide what you think it is best suited for.

A sleek 4 inches wide and 8.5 inches long and only 3/4 inch wide; "how much could it hold?" you ask.  Quite a bit really
A pocket and the right side holds the waterfall effect of places to put your little pictures or quotes or souvenirs.
A look of some of the pages of the waterfall

Isn't this a neat little album.  This again is a design I got from  I think this is one of my new

I will post again soon with some of the swaps I've been working on but really like for the people to receive them before I reveal.  So that won't be for about a week as they are all being mailed today.
Until next time....have a Happy and Safe week.

Second mini album...and third

This little album is almost like a thick card, and I wish I could give you a website to go to but I printed the directions off quite sometime ago and can no longer find the site to give proper credit.

I do believe this is the quickest and easiest album ever!

It is called a Flip Album
 Just showing some of the folds

Fully opened

How thin it is folded up.

Wouldn't this be a great little gift for teachers, maybe an anniversary or even for baby shower or weddings!

Of course one led to two:

I think this one will be a little souvenir of a tropical vacation I have planned.