Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Beach Fun

Beach (noun) A place of relaxation, rest, and tranquility 

Having fun playing with Karen Burniston's new Katie Label Accordion.   

For this project I used Katie Label Accordion, All - Seasons Tree, Graphic 45 By the Sea Collection.  The stamps are By the Tide from Stampin' Up

Using pictures of my grandsons at the beach.  To create the coral I used a branch from the All - Seasons Tree.  I used a Copic markers to give the sea animals stamps just a little color.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Karen Burniston Card Challenge "Fly"

The word is "Fly" - How will you interpret it?

The first thing that came to my mind was the saying "wouldn't you love to be a fly on the wall?" 
I decided to design a card with two friends chating in a coffee shop.


Karen Burniston's Lucky Label Pop Up and Accordion Fancy Label from her Pop It Ups collections
Art Impressions - Coffee BFF
Prima - Cling Mounted Stamps #551056 (fly)
Distress Ink - Vintage photo and gathered twigs
Memento - Tuxedo Black
Stampin' Up - Morning Cup Stamp
My Favorite Things Stamp - Western Backgrounds
Bazzill Paper - White, Wheat, thick plastic
Authentique - Promise three
Copic - BV000,BV01,BV02,RV42,E11,E13,E17,E25,E47,E57,YR24,YR27,B39,B45,C5,R17,BG02

 Coffee BFF was stamped using Tuxedo Black onto Bazzill White.  Colored with Copics

Cut Bazzill white 10 3/4 x 4 1/2, stamp bottom using the wood grain stamp from My Favorite Things. (Vintage Photo ink), cut  Promise three 4 1/2 x 5 3/8.  Attach Promise three as wall paper of the coffee shop.  Cut think plastic 4 x 4 1/2, then cut lucy label using thick plastic piece.  I made a little alteration to Lucy label.  Cut a little off each side of the label.  Lucy Label was attached to card using red line tape, the attach BFFs using your favorite glue.  Next I attached the Coffee Shop sign using foam squares, then fly was stamped.  Front of card: Cut Wheat 4 1/4 x 5 1/4, cut Promise three 1/2 x 4 1/4. Morning cup was stamped on a scrap of wheat and fussy cut.  Morning cup is attached using mini foam squares.

I hope you enjoyed my little fly on the wall card.  All supplies (except stampin up stamp) were purchased at Scrapp'n Savvy in Spring Texas

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

National Scrapbook Day - Pride Layout

Take pride in how far you've come and have faith in how far you will go.
                                                                           -Christian Larson 

Bazzill Basics Paper - Cream Puff 5 3/4 x 3 3/4 (4), 4 3/4 x 3 5/8(1) , Steel Blue 12x12 (2)
Authentique - Pride Collection: Triumph 12x12 (1), Foundations 12x12 (1), 4x6 (4)
Your favorite brown distress ink (Vintage Photo was used )
Pride Collection Sticker sheet: Quote, Banner (3)
8" Natural Jute

*Cut 1/4" off all for sides of the Triumph, Cut 1/2" off of top and one side of the Foundations

Disclaimer:  Picture has decided to turn when uploaded into blog.

Ink all paper (optional)
Adhere Triumph to Blue Steel
Quote will have blue border.  Trim to your liking.  On this layout it was trimmed to the red line.
Adhere Cream Puff 5 3/4 x 3 3/4 to Foundations (red side) 4 x 6 to make photo mat
Adhere two photo mats and quote to Triumph. Refer to picture for placement.

Disclaimer:  Picture has decided to turn when uploaded into blog.

Ink all paper (optional)
Adhere Foundations to Blue Steel
Adhere Cream Puff 5 3/4 x 3 3/4 to Foundations (red side) 4 x 6 to make photo mat
Cream Puff 4 3/4 x 3 5/8 is for journaling
Adhere two photo mats and journaling mat to Foundations.  Refer to picture for placement

Tie a knot on side of jute, place on page at desired link tie knot on the other side.  Adhere banner sticker to jute on page. (the banners will hold jute onto page)  Refer to picture for placement.

Hope you enjoyed this project.

Materials purchased at Scrapp'n Savvy

Thursday, April 10, 2014


"Bluebonnets are to Texas what the shamrock is to Ireland"

I love this time of year, Spring is in the air and the Bluebonnets are in full bloom.  Since I cannot find the time this year to go to the hill country and take pictures of the Bluebonnets.  I decided I would play with a few of my new die cuts and make a card. 

 I wanted to play with my new Die Cuts, Wink of Stella brush, Bazzill paper and Authentique Paper.  When I see bluebonnets I always think of the country and what better thing says country than a picket fence.  I was inspired by a Facebook post from Karen Burniston, Designer, Karen showed how Karen Aicken used the post from her Lots of Pops Pop-Up die to make the fence.  So I thought I would try it out.

Karen Burniston's Lots of Pops Pop-up Die Cut, Garden Bench Pop-Up Die Cut, All-Seasons Tree Die Cut, Katie Label Pivot Card Die Cut
Deadbeat Designs's Bluebonnet Die Cut
Tim Holtz's mini bunny die cut
Distress Ink - Shabby Shutters, Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
White Pigment Ink pen
Wink of Stella Brush - White
Zig 2 Way Glue Chisel Tip
Scrappy Glue
Authentique Foundation One paper - cut to 6" x 12"
Authentique Elegant Three paper - cut to 6" x 12"
Bazzill - french vanilla, white, blue bell, blue jean, hillary, sugar daddy

To make the inside of the card I used Foundation One paper from Authentique.  For the fence to pop I used the pop-up die twice.  Aligning the center of the pop-up die over the fold about a 1/4 inch from the left and then again the left side of the die cut is lined up on top of the far left side of the first die cut. Please see below for placement.

You will need to fold it a little different than normal. The ends and middle are folded in ward the two little ones on the top and bottom are folded in ward.  The big sections are folded out ward.  This will create a shelf or in this case two shelves side by side.

I then cut out 9 posts from the Lots of Pops Pop-Up  Die. Then I ink it using Vintage Photo distress ink.  Cut two strips 1/4" x 4 1/4" these are used to hold spaced out posts making the fence. The Bluebonnets and bunny were attached to the fence prior to the fence attached to the pop-up.

Bluebonnets: cut two large out of Bazzill Blue Jean and three out of Bazzill Blue Bell, Bluebonnet leaves cut out of Bazzill Hillary. White ink pen and Winks was used on Bluebonnets for accent. Attached Bluebonnets using scrappy glue and  pop dots on some of the Bluebonnets to/ give some dimension.
Grass: cut out of Bazzill Hillary using the grass die cut Garden Bench Pop-Up die set, used versa marker on some of the leaves to make them darker.
Bunny: cut out of Bazzill Bling Sugar Daddy (this paper makes the bunny look like a choc bunny)  Purple is my favorite color so I had to add a purple bow. :)  Now set the completed fence aside.

Clouds: cut two large and two small out of Bazzill White using the clouds from the All-Seasons Tree Die Cut

Before adhering the Pop-up part of the card to the outside of card.  Cut around 1/4" on the sides and top of the top portion of  pop-up card.  with this being done now the blue lace from the outside of the card will show.  The bottom of the pop-up card was inked with Shabby Shutters Distress ink with a little Vintage Photo added close to the pop-up to give the grass and dirt look.

Ribbon was added to the front of the card.  When attaching the inside to the outside the ribbon was tucked in between the top section of the inside to the outside card.

Once you have the inside and the outside attached then the fence is added.  The clouds were attached using pop dots. To attach fence to pop-up base on card. Adhesive was only added to the bottom part of the posts. using a tape runner.

Used a little play on words for the salutation.  "Everybunny looks good in Bluebonnets"  printed it and then used the large decorator label out of the Katie Label Pivot Card die cut.

Now that we have the inside done lets move to the outside of the card.  Cut one small Bluebonnet out of Bazzill Blue Jean and two small Bluebonnets out of Bazzill Blue Bell.  Leaves out of Bazzill Hillary. Use your favorite adhesive to adhere to the front of the card.  I used Scrappy Glue.

I hope you enjoy making this card as much as I did.
Supplies I used for this project were all purchased at Scrapp'n Savvy in Spring Texas.


Sunday, April 6, 2014

Scrapp'n Savvy April Die Cut Club Make & Take Sneak Peek

Here is a sneak peek of the die cut club make & take this month at Scrapp'n Savvy.   We will be using the new dies from Deadbeat designs.  If you have not already pre-ordered your dies it is not too late. If you  have already ordered them I will have them set aside with your name on them.  This month we will be using the Bluebonnet dies from the collection.  I thought I would put out a list of supplies I used if you do not have a certain item you may purchase it at Scrapp'n Savvy. After April 14th I will blog the instructions on how to make the project.
 Supplies:  Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Black Ink, Wink of Stella brush - White, Wink of Stella brush - Gold, Copic E15, E17, YR24, YR27, VersaMarker, Zig-2 way glue and 3D foam squares and basic scrapp'n supplies.

This Saturday, April 12th I will hosting Scrapp'n Savvy's all day crop 10:30am - midnight.  Do you have a project that needs to be completed?  Please call and reserve your seat.  It is $45.00 lunch and dinner are included plus scrapp'n with your friends and all around good time.  Lunch will be a lovely rotisserie chicken salad served on a croissant with side salad, fruit.  Dinner will be a surprise with Bundtini in assorted flavors for dessert.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Creative Challenge

“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try” – Dr. Seuss

I am what you might call a craft shopaholic.  I looked around my craft studio and took inventory of all the die cuts and stickers that I have.  At first I thought book you purchased a certain die that it could only be used one way. Oh and if you purchased at a scrapbook store then it only could be used for scrapbooking.  

To my amazement I started playing around with different ideas.  Let me just say die cuts are not just for scrapbooking or card making. Now do not get me wrong I love to make cards especially pop up or cards that have movement.

Let me show you the fun that I have been having lately.

 So I got to thinking what could I make using Shimmer Sheetz, Die Cuts, metal, faux flowers and a planter box.  

 I made dragonflies using Elizabeth Craft Designs Small Dragonfly die cut, Shimmer Sheetz, and springs.  the butterflies I used Karen Burniston Butterfly Accessory Dies (a part of her new collection with Elizabeth Craft Designs), Shimmer Sheetz, small metal jewelry items.

With the cold days we have been having lately here in Texas, I guess I must have Spring Time on my mind.  
I had purchased some Gelato Colors and had only used them once or twice.  Let's just say that is about to change.  I had so much fun playing with different textures on this project.  I also have all this tissue paper left over from Christmas gifts. ( Look Honey I found something to do with my stash)  On this project I used the Gelatos, tissue paper, water, Mod Podge, Elizabeth Craft Designs peel off stickers, can you tell I love the dragonfly and butterfly die cuts.  The dragonflies are made with Shimmer Sheetz and Bazzill paper, the butterflies are made with Shimmer Sheetz that I embossed and their bodies are mad with bazzill paper, Transparent double sided adhesive.  Using the adhesive I was able to use the silk microfine glitter to give their little bodies a little glitz.  The bees wings I used Shimmer Sheetz.  Next to making the background I think making the flowers was one of my favorites.  The flowers are Peel-off stickers adhere to Bazzill white paper.  Found a new way to use my distress inks either the pad or markers and a water brush pen.  I like the watercolor look.  So yet another way I can use my markers and ink pads.  I love it when I can use a product for more than just one way. I feel like I have used my money wisely.  

This was a fun card to make.  What I like about this die is that you can make as many as you would like.  what I mean is do you only want two ovals or do you want more.  So you can use this die to make a card or a banner.  I decided to make a card.  I am into Shabby Chic and Country.  It must be the Texas Girl in me.   When I make a card it normally is not just made of paper.  Note on this card I have burlap under the boots on the front and I have rope on the back of the card.  I used Karen Burniston's Oval Flourish Frame Edges die to give it a little bit of lace look.

My family thought that I was crazy this year.  I did not wrap my Christmas gifts with Christmas wrapping paper.  I used regular brown shipping paper.  I decided to devote my time into the tags. For a make n take project 
(tag in the upper left hand corner) I used Bazzill card stock and Elizabeth Craft Designs Ornament Set 2 die.  Note the middle ornament has a little bit of dimension to it.  I adhered several ornaments together to get the effect of an old fashion ornament I would see on my Grandparents Christmas tree. The tag in the lower right hand corner I once again used the Transparent double sided adhesive so I could add the silk microfine glitter.

Go Texas Mini Album

I admire bull riders for their passion and the uniqueness each one of them has.
 ~Chris LeDoux


I recently took part in a Lickety Slip page swap  " Go Texas Mini Album" at Scrapp'n Savvy.  Thought I would share my layout and instructions.

Moxie Paper Line - Western Round Up and embellishments
Bazzill Card Stock - Mud Pie, Kraft, Curry Spice, Cajun
Star Plastic
Favorite Ink - I used Distress Ink Vintage Ink
Score tape
Favorite adhesive for small items
Tape Runner

Cut two 4 x 6 from Wagon Train (note wood grain is horizontal)

Cut one 3 3/4” x 3 3/4” square from Kraft
Cut one 1” x 3 3/8” from burlap print
Cut three 1/2” x 3 3/8” from Mud Pie, Score in 1/2
Cut three 3 3/8” x 3 3/8” square from Mud Pie
Cut one 3 3/8” x 3 3/8” square from Star plastic
Rodeo, Rodeo shadow and Bull Rider - used Silhouette Cameo
Cowboy Hat and Boots are from Embellishments

Cowboy Hat and Boots have been fussy cut
Rodeo was cut out of Curry Spice using Cameo
Rodeo Shadow was cut out of Mud Pie using Cameo
Attach Rodeo to Shadow using your favorite adhesive. Then attach
to center of 4 x 6 Wagon Train
Attach Cowboy hat tilted on O.  Attach boots in the left lower corner.
I have slightly tilted them.

 Attach the 3 3/4” x 3 3/4” Kraft square on the right side leaving
about 1/8” of inch border on right side and top and bottom. 
Attach Bull Rider to the lower left hand corner of the 4 x 6 Wagon Train
using your favorite adhesive. Bull horn may overlap the photo mat.

 Mini Album: you will need the three 3 3/8” x 3 3/8”  Mud Pie square and three 1/2” x 3 3/8” Mud Pie.  Using score tape adhered to the back side of the 1/2” x 3 3/8”.  Taking one of the 3 3/8” x 3 3/8” square then adhere 1/2 of the 1/2” x 3 3/8” to the top of the square. Fold the rest of the 1 /2” (non sticking side down) take the second 3  3/8” square and place on top of folded 1/2” . The second piece of 1/2” x 3 3/8” adhere to top of 3 3/8” square you just adhered. Fold the rest of the 1/2” (non sticking side down) take the third 3 3/8” square and place on top of folded 1/2”.  The third piece of 1/2” x 3 3/8” adhere to top of the 3 3/38” square you just adhered.  Fold the rest of the 1/2” (non sticking side down). Now you will adhere the Star plastic to the 1/2” x 3 3/8” piece.  The burlap paper will be adhered to the top and folded over to the back.  This should give it the book binding effect.

 Place Bull Rider layout in page protector.  Then adhere mini book to the outside.  Center the mini book to be in the center of the Kraft square.

Top Layout:
Kraft  - cut one 3 1/2” x 3 3/4” , cut two 2 3/4” x 3 1/2”
Mud Pie  - cut one 3 1/8” x 3 3/8”, cut two 2 5/8” x 3 3/8”
Wagon Train - cut two 4 x 6 orange side up
Adhere Cowboy to Cowboy shadow using your favorite adhesive. Adhere 3 1/8” x 3 3/8” Mud Pie to 3 1/2” x 3 3/4” Kraft.  Adhere 2 5/8” x 3 3/8” Mud Pie to 2 3/4” x 3 1/2” Kraft  then repeat.
Adhere large photo mat to the left side of the 4 x 6 Wagon Train leaving about 1/8” on left side and top and bottom.   Adhere Cowboy to right side. (see above for placement)
Adhere the other two photo mats to the second piece of the 4 x 6 Wagon Train.  There is about 1/8” border on the right side and left side, a little over 1/8” boarder on the top and bottom.