Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Framed Beauty

What can you do with a $2.50 frame from Target? ALTER IT. Recently I did just that. While strolling through Tarjay (my version of the spelling) to pick up some ink for my printer, I stumbled on this frame in the dollar bins. I thought it was pretty enough so I decided to get it and try my hand at altering it. I think it came out pretty good. I hope you agree. I used some Say It With Crystals to further bling it up and some last year Michaels kissed florals. I used a petal-glimmered leaf red flower and a handmade silver flower that I crafted using patterned glitter paper. I rubbed on the word Enjoy and also added the stickered circle word Life. Around the edges of the frame, I used my silver dabberpaint from Ranger. The glittered insert on the left was already apart of the frame. Thanks for taking a peek.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A new project

It's mini time again. I've been working on this mini for a little while. I like the colors of it although I'm not a participant in holiday celebrations. I got the paper collection from Tuesday Morning and thought I would put it to good use. What a better way than to make a mini album.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Big Shot Giveaway

Big Shot Giveaway and Drive!

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Toilet Paper Roll Mini Pages Revealed

Here are the results of my TPRoll Mini Swap. The ladies that participated did an awesome job on their pages. Thanks so much ladies for participating.

Monday, November 15, 2010

A Wonderful weekend

This past weekend a few us scrapbookers got together in Beaufort, South Carolina. What a beautiful city Beaufort is. It is so rich with artistic culture and craftiness. We toured several art shops and were just amazed at all the creative works of art. We even were astounded by downtown. Rich, rich, rich in creativity and artistry. Even a trip to the beach got our creative juices flowing as we admired the landscape and even a wedding being performed there. That in itself tells you how beautiful the town is. So enough of the talking, let me share with you some of our inspiring must-sees in the town of Beaufort.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Some New 12x12 layouts

While watching a awesome fellow Utuber in the last few days, I renewed my passion for doing layouts. This fellow crafter's work inspired me so much that as soon as I saw her creations, I had to try them. She is very talented and creative. Her Utube channel is: RoseS915. So here are my craft-lifted layouts.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Toilet Paper Roll Mini Swap

I like doing these TP
Roll minis so much
that I decided to do
a mini swap over on
my Utube channel.
Several creative
ladies are joining me in this adventure. Here are the instructions we will follow:
**Decorate 5 toilet paper rolls front and back with patterned paper and embellishments.
**Create 5 tags to go inside the toilet rolls(add patterned paper to these as well but you may choose to leave these without embellishments, it's up to you)
**Mail your completed toilet rolls by November 12/13 to:
Faye Rains
36 Neibling Drive
Aiken, South Carolina 29801
**Include a SASE for return of the mini pages that were created for you( that means to include return postage that is equal to what it took you to send it)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wall Hanging Project

Using one of my
Cricut cart. and some
paper punches as
well as corrugated
cardboard, I created this wall hanging. I also added lace and ribbon. Another Going Green project.

Friday, October 15, 2010


Everyone's talking about GOING GREEN. Even in crafting, and in particular(because I like it), scrapbooking. It is even evident in this type of art. So here's my GO GREEN project. You can't get any greener than this: TPRoll. This project was created using about six of these necessary things. Although the discarded tissue roll isn't a necessity, it makes a pretty sturdy mini album. So GO GREEN and try one.

The TPRoll Mini

Thursday, September 16, 2010

My Recycled Project

What can you do with two empty ribbon spools? Create a piece of art that will make your heart flutter. That's what I did with some inspiration from two fellow UTubers.I used a plethora of flowers, some bought and some handmade to adorn these all but discarded paper designs. With a wooden thread spool on the top that sports a wooden clothespin( a neat note holder) Bling, bling and more bling was hot glued to perfection. Pearls strung to its very core and butterflies fluttering all about. It just goes to show you that we can reuse what we use.

Friday, September 3, 2010

A series of minis

Recently I stumbled upon an ideal way to create a mini album. The creator's channel is JustaFewDesigns. She created a mini using one sheet of 12x12 design paper. It is folded in such a way that it can house over 20 pictures and tags. She calls it one page bind mini. I went crazy making these for they are so fun and very appealing. So check out my samples and head over to Elsa's channel.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Almost finished project

While surfing the Utube channels, I saw a mini project that I had to scraplift. I think my project is coming along nicely. I keep adding little snippets here and there. I used some new techniques and added some old reliable ones. I think it looks sort of romantic looking. I used the K&Co. papers that I bought in a great big stack. So all in all I love it. Take a look.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Just the Ticket

Recently I got some stamps from PaperTreyink and Autumn Leaves that are just so stinking cute --you almost cannot resist getting them. I used them on this 8x8 layout of my DGD. PTI also has some very cute dies now in their collection. This layout is really Just the Ticket.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Weekly Project - My Altered Shadowbox

This week's project is an altered wooden picture frame that I crafted to resemble a shadowbox. I got to use my Mariposa papers again. I hope you like it. TFL

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Sea-Faring FRIENDS

This project showcases my youngest daughter and two of her friends at Myrtle Beach last year. Brandi,Aleyah, and Autumn enjoyed the crash of the waves as they bask in the hot South Carolina sun. My daughter is on the far left. She loves the beach and anything that smells beachy. I used a piece of heavy plastic cut with my BigShot and the super crescent Sissix die. I adhered the faux flower and vine and added some bling flowers, then I attached some vintage ribbon lace to the bottom and an acetate butterfly. To the side, I added some blue dewdrops and used StazOn ink to stamp the word friends. At the tip top, I attached a charm dangling on a chain. Now on the back, I tore a piece of music sheet and adhered the sides to the tag to create a pocket. I added primas along the right side and bling in the middle. Underneath the pocket is some blue tissue paper and the picture. Inside the pocket is a journaling tag attached to a blue swirled clip and then also attached to the same chain from the front. I really enjoyed creating this project. I hope you like it.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Photo Display Project(weekly project#3)

This is my weekly project
It is a photo display that I created using chipboard and my WallDecor and more Cricut
cartridge. As soon as I saw the images in this cart I knew it was a winner. My Cricut cut through that chipboard like butter. I used the deep cut blade also. I finally tried my iMovie feature and created some theatrics for the YouTube video. Hop on over there if you want to see that. There is a button on the right sidebar of this blog that will take you there. Happy Craft

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A Theatrical Spectacle?

On a recent movie outing these gals decided to make a debut of their own. Alexes and Brandi are quite the pair when it comes to comedic antics. The Chipmunks don't look too happy though.