Monday, March 28, 2011

Life's Little Moments

Life's little moments...that says it all. 

All supplies are from Close to My Heart
Mayberry paper Packet X7136B
Mayberry My Stickease X7136C
Colors are Honey, Olive, Smoothie and Colonial White

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Magnifique Note Folder

I made this note folder a while ago and never got around to posting it until now.  For the notepad itself, I went to the local Staples Depot and asked them if they would cut a regular notepad in half so I could make a few of these little pads.  They did charge me a small fee but I was happy just to have them cut it for me. 
All supplies are Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted:

Magnifique paper packet X7127B
Colors are Pacifica, Sky and Chocolate
Unity Stamp Set C1422
Treasure Life Stamp Set D1306
Foundry Flourishes Z1331
Nestabilities Beaded Ovals
Nestabilities Ovals
Chocolate brads
Velcro Circles

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Monday, March 21, 2011

Tilda Goes Shopping

This is a quick simple card today. I usually go wild with the embellishments but sometimes they are too thick to mail so…simple is what I did today.

All supplies are form Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted:
Colors are Crystal Blue, Colonial White and Sorbet.
Caboodle Paper X7121B
Colonial White Ribbon
Friendship Stamp Set D1453
EK Success Bracket Punch
Archival Ink Black
Tilda goes shopping by Magnolia
Copic Markers:
Skin: E000, E00, E02, R11
Shirt and Bag: R00, R01, R02
Hair: E37, E35, E33, E31
Pants, Purse, Pendant, Bag, and Necklace: B000, B00, B02
Boots: E13, e11, E00

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Friday, March 18, 2011


Sofia Paper…my favorite paper in the Spring/Summer 2011 Catalogue. I guess I love it because I have 2 granddaughters. It is great for making girly pages. In this layout I was using some of my stash that had been retired. I have challenged myself at the start of the year that I need to USE some of my things that I bought ages ago instead of just hoarding them. The photos are of my daughter Amy and my Granddaughter Novalee.

All supplies are from Close To My heart unless otherwise noted:
Magic: Deck of Cards™
X7131B Sophia Level 2 Paper Packet
X7131C Sophia Level 2 My Stickease® Assortment
Z2128 Hollyhock Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2106 Blush Exclusive Inks
Z1362 Brads Pink Assortment
Z1370 Pink Assortment Buttons
Z891 versamark Ink
Z673 White Daisy Embossing Powder
Z1096 White Daisy Embroidery Floss
Z1104 Clear Sparkles
Z1035 Baby Pink Edge Anchors (retired)
D1363 Picture Perfect Stamp Set
D1141 So Sweet Season Stamp Set (retired)
Flower Dimensional Elements (retired)
Z726 Sponge Daubers
Martha Stewart Doily Lace Border Punch

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Monday, March 14, 2011

March Blog Hop...Techniques

Welcome to the March Blog Hop...scrapbook techniques. If you have just came from Corina Mitchell's site you are on the right track. 

 In this layout I chose to do some embossing.  This is fairly simple to do.  First you ink up your stamp with Versamark.  This is a "sticky" clear ink pad that stays wet a little longer than a regular ink pad.  Then you sprinkle your embossing powder onto the wet versamark ink.  Swoosh the embossing powder around until the entire image has embossing powder on it.  Then you tap off the excess powder and return it back into the bottle so there is no waste.  Next, you heat the image with your heat gun until the powder melts and turns shiny.  And then you are done!  On the above layout I embossed the design on the Christmas Ornaments on the left page and the snowflakes on the right page.  Also on the right page on the frame that surrounds the photo of me and my granddaughter I embossed it as well.

 To do that I took the Versamark in my right hand and swiped the edges of the cardstock frame on all four sides leaving a random pattern around the frame. Then I sprinkled the embossing powder around and heat set it just like I did when I used the stamps.  This gives a unique frame around the picture.

All supplies are from Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted:

Adorn-able D1446
December Word Puzzle D1313
Moments In Time D1339
Craft Tray
Gold Embossing Powder
Cranberry and New England Ivy Ink
Cranberry and new England Ivy Finger Daubers
Omega Nylon Christmas Thread
Scotch tape for Masking

Now you can hop on over to Haley Dyer's blog here and see what technique she will feature! 
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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Meet Baby Maddison

Please meet the newest member of my family.  This is my granddaughter Maddison Ciara Flannery.  She is the darling daughter of my son Terry and his better half Jessica.  She was born on March 8th at 11:34 PM and weighed in at 6 lbs 13 ozs.  (By the way...that is the exact weight her daddy Terry weighed when he was born too!) Stayed tuned for lots of scrapbook layouts featuring baby Maddison. 

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

A Baby Boy Layout

Here is a layout I did of my son a few days ago. This was the day he was born…in 1984! I would not call me “behind” in scrapbooking…I just scrapbook whatever inspires me at a particular moment. It could start with a certain paper packet, or stamp set. It could also be the story I want to write about. So in other words…wherever my heart desires…just the way it should be…right?

All Supplies are from Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted:
Deck Of Cards Sketch from Magic 9034
Magnifique Paper Packet X7127B
Colors are Pacifica, Sky, White Daisy and Buttercup
Pacifica Ink Z2192
Sky Ink Z2194
Just the Ticket Stamp Set B1323
Just For Boys Stamp Set C1338
Checklist Stamp Set D1252
Buttercup Ribbon Z1154
Paper Shapers Star Punch
EK Success Bracket Punch
Storybook Cricut Font

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Monday, March 7, 2011

Snow Much Fun

This was the first time my granddaughter went out to play in the snow.  It is so cute watching her discover new things!
I got to add lots of photos to this layout thanks to the New Page Protectors Flip Flaps.  You get 8 flip flaps in each package, two 4x12, four 6x12 and two 8x12 all for only $4.50.  How cool is that?  These have an adhesive strip that attaches on the outside of your page protector. They can go on either the top, or bottom, left or right sides. So anywhere!  In the above photo I have the 8x12 attached to the left side of page one and the 4x12 to the right side of page one.  I also have a 6x6 attached to the top and bottom of page 2. 

Magnifique Paper Packet X7127B

Colors Sky, Lagoon, Colonial White and Cotton Candy Cardstock
Pacifica, Cotton Candy and Chocolate Ink
Stamp Sets:
  Bundled Up D1165 (retired)
  January Word Puzzle D1268 (retired)
  True friends D1406
  Unity C1422
  Snow Days C1420
  Picture Perfect D1363
Memory Protectors Flip Flaps Z1325
Martha Stewart Himalayan Snowflake Large
Martha Stewart Arctic Snowflake
EK Success Bracket Border Punch
Finger Dauber
Blush Brads
French Script MT Font for Title

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

March Stamp of the month

Isn’t this set the cutest you have ever seen? I think this is my all time favorite Stamp of the month that Close To My Heart has put out. And the very best thing (besides being able to color them with my COPIC markers) is that it may be “intended” for Easter, but with any other saying stamp you can use it for whatever occasion you want it to be.

For You:
This card can be for any occasion, I plan to give it away to someone that orders off my website. Yes, every time you order off my website, you will receive a handmade card from me…how cool is that?
My website Link is here…hint, hint…Ha-ha.
Copics Used:
W00, W02, R0000, YG0000, G20, G21, E33, E31, E30, T4, T2, T0 blender

Happy Birthday
I just love this Mama Bunny. She is so adorable.
Copics Used:
W00, W02, R0000, Yg0000, YG01
E000, E0000, B000, B0000, BV0000, T0, T2, Blender

Way to go
This card is going to go to one of my downline…yes they get handmade cards from me too! Ask me how!
Copics Used:
W00, W02, R0000, Yr00, YR02, G20, G21, E00, E000, E0000, B000, B0000, T0, T2, Blender

So again, this stamp of the month will be one of my go to sets for just about any occasion.

All supplies are Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted:
Heavenly Blue, Taffy, Key Lime and White daisy Cardstock
Heavenly Blue and Taffy Ink
Stamp sets: Sensational Season D1454 March 2011 Stamp of the month
For every Occasion D1187
Happy Birthday C1257
Heavenly Blue Button, ribbon and Brads
Key lime Rickrack ribbon
White daisy Flower painted with Taffy reinker mixed with pearl paint.
Taffy Ribbon (Unknown)
Foam Dots
Pop Dots
Martha Stewart Swirling Lace Punch and Laurel Leaf border and corner punch
Nesties Long Classic Scalloped rectangle
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and Frills Embossing Folders
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Copic Markers

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