Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Farm Fresh

 
 
 
 
I am anxiously preparing for my first Spring show of the season. Which will take place on Saturday March 14th, at the Claremont Pie Festival. Hence the Farm Fresh mini scrapbook/recipe keeper.
I used chipboard and this awesome new paper by Studio Calico.
 
 
 
 
It's called South of the market and has lots of cool graphic images that work perfectly in this cool mini recipe album.
 
 
I love all the fun embellishments in this kit. They are so happy and so country and well I used lots in this album.

 
I mean look at those cute wooden animals. I mean could you die???

 
I played around with the photo mats and the accents---using different colors and not so matchy matchy pages...LOve LOVE LOVE it -

 
I added those fun strawberry recipe cards so people could add their own family favorites in there.

 
I could go on and on and on about this album - I am super proud of it.

 
The papers are amazing - great job studio calico and one more pat on the back for MOI'
 
Happy Crafting
xoT
 
I will be sharing this at the following challenges:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Friday, February 27, 2015

Playing princess

I got the coolest paper kit by Imaginese - the Little Princess collection and the papers are fun and pink & purple and just happy. I have made several things with this kit and used up the paper and most of all the embellishments that came with the kit. Here is a card I made using the papers & some prima flowers



 
 
the paper came with it and so did the focal piece with the unicorn as well as the bling and I added the prima flowers.
 
Gotta tell you I totally love this card and think it could work for a birthday card or just for a pick me up for a grown up!
 
Here's to believing in MAGIC - I mean why NOT.
 
I am linking this up to the following challenges:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Have a crafty weekend and stay warm where ever you are.
 
xoT 
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, February 23, 2015

Custom 5 reasons I Love YOU

In my last post I shared an album I created called TOP 5 REASONS I LOVE YOU - I wanted to share the mini album I made personally for my hubby - I did give this to him on Valentines day...

PS this is a little bit bigger then the one that is blank.

 
An almost similar cover - above
 

 
I mentioned that you can use the thumbnail print aspect on your printer and print smaller photos

 
I used my own handwriting to journal next to the photosgraphs

 
the size of the photos is perfect to allow space for journaling right next to the photo!

 
In the photo above I show you with my fingers how big the photos actually are. Cute and small! just like me {wink wink}
 
I am listing the other album in my ebay shop today
 
Live Happy
T
 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

I Love You mini album

I just had to share this sweet little album I made for Valentines day - I am planning on listing it tomorrow - It's kind of a key chain album meaning it could hang from your key ring, but maybe not the best idea, but you get the idea of the size right?

I used chipboard and some fun paper by Pink Paislee the pen pals collection -

 
I used tim holtz label letters, my bind it all machine and a sweet pink felt heart to decorate the front of this little bitty album

 
Kept it simple,

Just used the minimal amount of embellishments -
I wanted to leave plenty of space for photos.

 
Now I know that you must be wondering what kind of photos would I be ABLE to use, well my printer allows me to print thumb print photos, so I chose the ones I wanted to use in my album and added my own handwritten journaling to the left over space.

 
I will share the finished I album I created for my hubby tomorrow.
 
This will be listed in my shop tomorrow
 
Sending LOVE your way
xoT

Monday, February 9, 2015

Washi tape saves the day!

I know I am not alone when I say that I am IN love with Washi Tape! I mean forget about the amazing ray of patterns and color but it's remove able and is reasonably priced so it's easily collectible! So here was my dilemma: my 2nd grader needed some valentines for his class party this Friday...


I mean how could I resist this face- so because he's a boy and they are not about bringing candy to school (anymore) I wanted to try something different. Here's where my other love for the dollar store comes in...every holiday they have coordinating pencils out in abundance. $1.00 for 12 so I bought 4 packs=$4.00 then I found these cute pencils toppers at michaels for 2.97 - 40% = cheap! Came with 30 toppers (maybe more) 

Then I looked on Pinterest (another love of mine) for some cute pencil inspired valentines ideas and came up with the slogan VALENTINE YOU ARE ALL WRITE...get it? Cute right? 

Then I headed over to picmonkey and crated my own design on their site some for boys and some for girls....and printed them out in super small fashion 3x5 size. Ok everything is looking good - here are my supplies getting started...



Then the hardest part was how to attach the pencil to the tine♥️

I tried several ways...here's my proof



I punched some funky makeshift holes but then it looked icky, then I forced the pencil in and the whole valentine was bent- yuck, then I tried folding it and taping it but most of the valentine was gone - arghhh- then it hit me the solution to my problem was the beautiful and lovely and oh so readily available on my work table WASHI TAPE...



Nod here are the finished Valentines day gifties for my little boys class! Score 1 for the super crafty mom that I am (wink wink) then my 14 year old comes out and says oh wow those are super cute good job mom....I mean really Score 2 for me - my days I starting out beautifully! 


By the way - this whole do hickey cost me less then 5.00 and with plenty to spare for my girls to keep for themselves! 


Anyway I hope your crafty Valentines day creations are coming along nicely! I am linking this project up to the parties above...

Have a beautiful week!
Tx




Thursday, January 29, 2015

Making cards

I have been busy making scrapbooks and had a bunch of fun scraps of paper from the new Dear Lizzy collection and decided to play around with them and created a few new cards, here's the first card I made using the papers and some fun little 3-d embellishments for the 2.00 bin at michael's


I think I am in love. You know what I like best is that it's mismatched and the patterns are all over the place (it's a first for me) I usually try and coordinate everything, but I think that pop of black really brings it all together! I dig it! 


I am linking this up to these challenges:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Have a crafty week!
 
xoT





Saturday, January 24, 2015

Homemade Embellishments



Since I'm a scrapbooker and card maker I sometimes need embellishments to match my cards and layouts so I use my stamps or punches to make some fun flags or embellishments.

I wanted to share how I made some cool ticket embellishments with my stamps - these are from stamping up! And it's meant to be stamped on as 1 unit, it's a Valentine stamp with sweet words all over it, would be cute on its own but I decided to



Cut it up and use each line on its own.




Not only do I get more stamps but I also get to personalize things with just the words I want to use.
See now how cute these tickets are? 




You can use the inside of the tickets for to stamp anything you want on them. Make them for any holiday. Here is another set of stamps I used I the same way..



See how awesome!!!! Anyway they look great on your pages or cards or add them individually to tags and attach them to gifts...the possibilities are endless��

Happy crafting
xoT