Friday, January 29, 2010

Sketch - 1 large Photo and Column Journaling

An inspiring sketch for use with one large photos and lengthy journaling in a column format.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Sugar and Spice Handmade Recipe Album

Handmade 6.5" x 7" album is full of special touches like flowers, rubons, ribbons, inking, and decorative brads. Includes six 6"x6" double-sided, decorated pages ready for your personalization, and three decorated bags with five enclosed recipe cards.

A very special gift for a very special person, a new bride, or start a family heirloom!

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Handmade Valentine - Romantic Greeting Card

Don't settle for giving a stock Valentine this year. Surprise your love with this handmade creation with lots of loving touches!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Cover Plain Chipboard with Patterned Paper

Try my tips on covering chipboard and end up with a neatly, finished product!
  • Trace reverse chipboard shape onto the back of patterned paper.
  • Cut our paper shape.
  • Cover chipboard with a thin layer of paper adhesive. I like Zip Dry!
  • Adhere paper to chipboard and place under phone book or other heavy item til dry.
  • Use a sharp craft knife to trim the edges.
  • For a finished result, sand and ink the edges.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Three-photo Sketch + Journaling

This sketch works well if you have lots of journaling and three smaller photo's, with one photo being a standout.


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Set of 8 Handmade Greeting Cards

A great variety of handmade, coordinating greeting here to see all eight!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Scrapbook Your Heritage!

An admitted genealogy geek, I love that I am able to combine my interest in family history with my passion for paper arts! This particular layout is a family photo of my husbands great-grandfather and great-great grandparents. I used PhotoShop to highlight the family members who are his direct ancestors.

Supply list here!

Friday, January 15, 2010

We Survived

With the recent Haiti earthquake disaster in the news, it got me thinking how very lucky we have been in escaping our own disasters. Though nowhere near as devastating as the Haiti earthquake, we managed to survive a dastardly hurricane named Charley with only home loss of life or desperate medical needs, as is being experienced this week.


Paper: KI Memories Keepsake Collection, Bazzill Cardstock

Mini Round Brads, Frame & Corner Brads

Gingham Ribbon

Prima Flowers

ExpressOns Rub On Alphabet

Loopy Brad

Photo Anchor

Brown Cat's Eye Ink

Machine Stitching


On Friday, 13 September, 2004, category 4, Hurricane Charley, hit Florida's gulf coast with sustaned winds of 145 mph and made its way directly to Orlando. With reported gusts of 105 mph, the eye of the storm passed directly over our area in the dark of night, destroying our pool screen enclosure, blowing water into our air vents and into the house, and taking down trees, gutters, and shingles.

In our neighborhood, we lost a few material things, some big and some small, but we didn't lose sight of what's important. Being one of the few houses that miraculously had power the next day, we invited our friends and neighbors to come over, enjoy the air conditioning, use the stove, coffeepot, and other essentials.

The guys, wanting to feel useful, helped us remove the pool screen debris and then seemed more than content to sit outside and take in the storm's aftermath. I can't help but notice how the expressions on their faces reflect some of the shock and strain that we had all just experienced, but also the contentment and thankful hearts that we all shared, knowing that we had safely survived a true disaster

Thursday, January 14, 2010

1 Large Photo, Small Title Scrapbook Page Sketch

This sketch works well of you have one larger photo, several smaller ones, and a short title.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Hide Scrapbook Journaling Behind a Large Photo

This is a scrapbook page I created several years ago when my son went off to college. The journaling was lengthy and personal, so I chose to "hide" it underneath the large photo using hinges.

Journaling & supplies list here!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Print text in a Circle

In order to type a title, phrase, or journaling in a circle and then print it onto a project, just follow these simple instructions! [tutorial is for Microsoft Word]

1. In Microsoft Word 2007, open Word Art (blue slanted Upper Case A) and you will be prompted to choose your preferred font, size, and style. Click OK.

2. The Word Art toolbar opens. Click on "Change Shape" and choose the circle. The initial shape will probably be more oval than circular. Simply drag a corner of the box until the shape is a circle.

That's it! Easy peasy!