Friday, April 6, 2012

Katy Card Swapper Projects

I belong to a card swapping group but, this time we had to make a bag, box or 3D object.  I found a cool idea on you tube. Here is the link if you'd like to try it. .

Here are two other projects my friends did.

 Kirsteen really out did herself with this box. 

 Roncia is really big on bling. This box is so springy. She even put 
a braclet in the box.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Cowboy Mini

My cousin, Xavier, turned 12 in March. He is  an excellent barrel racer, FFA super star and, he's smart too! I always miss his birthday so I decided to make him a mini album he could keep all his cowboy memories in. 

 I am quite proud of this book. This mini is made from chipboard and paper bags. These  bags are rather large. They are about 7 1/2" long  and about 6 1/2" wide. The tags that go in the pockets are topped with a horse on one side and a cowboy hat on the other side. All I did was use the Cricut Craftroom to merge the image of the tag and the horse together and the same for the hat.  I did a ton of distressing on this book.  Tim Holtz would be proud! I even made a few flaps to add even more photos.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Marilyn's 50th Birthday Purse

I  made this for a  very dear friend of mine who was having a 50th birthday party! I  can't tell you how  proud I  am  of it and for me to give it away really shows how much I  care about her  (LOL!).   I bought  the tutorial from Kathy Orta's blog Paper Phenomenon.  The project is called Femme Fatale Clutch Style Mini Album. It's a purse when opened is a mini album with a double slider pocket!  The pictures say it all. Marilyn enjoy it girlfriend.  

Front View
Side View

                                           Purse Opened with Double Slider Pocket In
                                                  Double Slider Pocket Out

8X8 Mini

I am  so proud of this 8x8 album I made for  friends of ours.  It was from a black  and  white paper pack from Best Occasions Mixed Media Pack.  I found it at  Ross (yes, I mean the clothing store).  I purchased the album at Hobby Lobby.  It came with 10  pages w/ page protectors.   I was able to cut 10 8x8 pages out of the 12x12 packet but,  I  needed  10 more pages! My scraps from the original cut was 4x12 so I used those along with the white inserts from the  album to make the remaining pages.  I used the borders punches I had on hand to enhance the  look of the scraps.   Don't ya  just love simple elegance!

Glass Etching

The results of glass etching are astonishing!  I take plain kitchen contact paper, lay it on my Cricut mat, cut images, place the images on my clean dry glass, apply etching cream to the negative space of the contact paper and in 10 minutes, you have a beautiful piece of glass! These  were made for friends of ours. I put their last name on the plates and two glasses and their first name on one of each of the remaining 2 glasses.

Flip Album

My  brothers are working out of the country so  I wanted them to have a  look at home home while they are away. I gathered pictures of things they have missed since they've been away. I got the idea of the flip album from Kathryn with Life on the Scrap Beach.  It can be used in several  ways. I used simple embellishments like buttons and  Rosettes. I must say that even though I have  the  cricut cart. Ribbons and Rosettes, the Tim Holtz Rosette die is simpler. The ones I did for this project was done from scratch;  just  paper and score pal.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Stampin Up! Has an Awesome Promotion now Thru March 31, 2012

Becoming a Stampin Up Demonstrator is easier than I ever thought!!! I have been in love with Stampin Up paper and stamps since 1998! I could not have imagined that my love affair with their stuff would have lasted this long.  Well, I never considered being a demonstrator because I didn't wanna have to "sell" anything.  Well, that changed when I found out that when you become a Stampin Up Demonstrator everything you order is at a 20% discount and these amounts go toward your sales totals. To remain active in Stampin Up, all you have to do is sell(in my case buy) at least $300 in sales every 3 months!  Now if I look back over time.  I was spending that amount by myself!!! I didn't even mention your 20% commission from worshops you give or have and other free incentives.  We have something called Sale-A-Bration which means if you spend $50 you will get a free item.  If you become a demonstrator during Celebration (which is now through March 31, 2012) you can join for only $125 instead of $179 and get over $300 worth of product in your starter kit and your choice of a years worth of digital downloads or a years worth of SU Designer Series Paper!!!!  I am so excited. I want to rejoin!!!!  Contact me if you're interested in ordering or joining the team!!! I'd love to help you get started!  Stampin Up is one of the coolest companies you could ever be a part of.  I hate I waited this long to join!!!!

About Me

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I began my papercrafting journey when someone from work invited me to a Stampin UP party. I couldn't believe how easy it was to make something so beautiful. As I went to different workshops, people began to bring their different projects to the parties and one time a lady brought her scrapbook! OMG!!!! It was love at first sight. I didn't say a word. I just listened to what she said about it and how she did it and I began to just go into local craft stores and put the pieces together and the rest is history. Because this love of mine began before I married or had children, I was able to document a great deal of what has happened over the past ten years. I am so thankful for this love of paper crafting. It has gone from card making to scrapbooking, to book making to clay crafts to paper jewelry and combinations of the like!