Monday, August 23, 2010

My Spooky Box

Madison and I were feely spooky the other day and decided to make a spooky halloween box. This was made with a piece of paper on the bottom and a piece of paper for the top. Oragami style.

When you open the bottom it folds out to a full 12x12 scrapbook page - just add photos.

The top was decorated with flowers and bling around the edge. The halloween brads are from the dollar store. I think I've been hanging onto those for a couple of years, just for the perfect project.
Here's the full page. The orange rick rack is only attached on the edges so that the photos can be tucked in. I love green and purple and orange together.

I've had these glitter letters hanging around for quite a while also. They were specifically for halloween and had skulls, bones and stars. I used the bone as a mouth for my spooky ghost. I used rhinestones for the eyes.

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Shopping Goodies

When the cat is away the mouse will play.

Well how true that is. My wonderful husband and daughter have gone to Winnipeg for a visit and Jonathan and I have been left home (without the digital camera). Tonight we went to the local scrapbook store - Scrappin' Great Deals. I love that place. They have a twelve hour sale going on right now.

20 sheets of paper for $4.99 This was a 6x6 paper pad that I just had to have - glitter and bling on half the sheets.

6x6 Mini Decks from Cosmo Cricket - Very cute and just had to have.
Well I just got home and I'm feeling like either I'm too tired to do anything or I'm heading to the basement. I can't decide :-)

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Fooling Around and Having Fun

Well I've always really liked the easel cards but have never made one. So of course I had to do it. I chose to use one of my Craftin' Kimmie stamps from Scrappin Great Deals. I thought she was super sassy and had to buy her the day that they were released.

Madison wanted to help me take the picture with my laptop camera and of course had to get in there :-)

Here's a better shot - hopefully you can see some of the detail. I added a second layer with the froggie and use some glossy accents to make him a little slimy. Eeeewww!

Overall happy with my first easel card but need to do more detail.
My next job is to clean up the mess in my craft room after I let Madison and her little friend do some scrappin while I was at work - messy!!
Happy Stamping!


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

My First Video Tutorial

Okay, so do I have a treat for you today. I was super creative and brave last night and made this mini tutorial video showing how to make the flower accent that I used on my envelope explosion box.

Take a look and let me know what you think!

Happy Stamping!


Sunday, August 8, 2010

Envelope Explosion Album

Wow, today was a whirlwind day! My wonderful husband decided last night to take me to Toronto today for a show. Rock of Ages - yes 80's Hair Band music - Rock On!!

Well now we're back home and I'm too tired to craft so I thought I'd share. I'm sharing this super cute explosion album made from envelopes. Yes, envelopes. All of the envelopes are from the dollar store except for the smaller white ones on the inside layer.

Suprisingly this only took two nights and yes it does need a little more embellishing and stamping on the tags, but I'm pretty proud of what I've finished so far.

I have to admit that I've done alot of blog stalking over the last couple of months and have gotten myself addicted to You Tube and Ustream. Very interesting stuff. This album idea is from one of my favorites Following the Paper Trail. Definately a very interesting site.

And my newest passion of the week is making my own hand made embelishments - the other day was flowers.

Hope you enjoyed my album. Feels good to be back to the blogging world.

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

I'm Back and This Time to Stay!!

Well it's been six months and I truly am sorry but alot has happend.

Firstly we finally moved, it took quite some time to pack up all my scrapping goodies and quite a while to unpack and get reorganized.
Okay so do you remember my old scrapbook room in an unfinished room in the finished basement....

Yes crowded but I really liked the pegboard wall.

So here's the new scrapbook room....yes it is in the unfinished basement - larger windows so it's sunny down there but I have more space to spread out - hehe - and there's a kids corner with a futon and the tv for them to stay occupied while I scrapbook.

So now that I have my new room all up and organized, and I've had some friends over to get my creativity going. I've been doing more scrapbooking which is good because now that Jonathan is 2 - yes 2! - I have finally started his baby album. Yah me!

I promise to keep my scrapping and card making going and sharing with you and maybe in the near future I will be able to get some kits up sale and I'm toying with the idea of doing some video classes - yes scary but I promise you will not see my face :-) hands only.

So, stay tuned and I promise you won't regret it!! I'll be back tonight with some scrappy stuff.

Happy Stamping!