Sunday, November 29, 2015

Cascade Card

It’s amazing how many different types of card folding techniques are available to use. I’m feeling a little adventurous and have decided to start trying some of them.
First up is a “One Piece Cascade Card”
  For the November Design Team Reveal on the Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions Punches Blog I created a cascade card using the following Kreaxions products: the star stencil and punch #921.

I love the details this punch provides!

Friday, November 27, 2015

A Joyful Christmas

Today is Friday and I am sharing a design team project that I have up on the Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions Punches Blog. I created this Christmas card using the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch  #914  with no insert, creating border strips. I backed part of the cut out on the strip with red circles from a hole punch. I then layered the strips creating the Christmas tree. I love border strips they are so versatile and can be used in so many ways … let the creativity begin!



Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Tuesday TTT 11/17

Today I’m hosting the Tuesday Tools, Tips and Technique Challenge over at Turtle Soup. Be sure to check out the details in the forum.

I know that every electronic device has a way for you to track your appointments and schedules to stay organized. Call me old fashioned, but I still prefer a paper calendar. And why should it be boring? Use your scrappy supplies to customize your calendar to match your personality.

I started out with a large desk calendar from Office Max.

 It has enough space for recording everything I need too.

 I just went to work and altered it with left

 over scrappy supplies. I love the way this calendar
 turned out … how FUN!





Friday, November 13, 2015


Today is Friday and I have a Design Team project up on the Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions Punches Blog. I created this fall card using the Kreaxions Circle Cutter and the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch #923 with no insert.

Over the years I have had several circle cutters and this one is by far the best. It’s easy to use and gives accurate and cleanly cut circles every time and anywhere on your paper.

perfect circles every time

love the details this punch provides

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Autumn Banner Tutorial


I'm sharing an "Autumn Banner" tutorial on the Off The Rails Scrapbooking Blog today.


1) cut paper into banner shapes
2) apply several colors of distress ink to a craft sheet
3) lightly mist the craft sheet with water
4) swipe the banner pieces (right side down) through the inks to create swatches of colored areas
5) repeat the process until you reach desired look

6) let dry completely or dry with a heat gun
7) apply die cut letters
8) punch holes in banner pieces
9) string banner pieces and hang



Saturday, November 7, 2015

Vintage Music Sheet Banner

Today is All Sorts Saturday at Turtle Soup and I have a challenge for you.

I’m no stranger to projects that repurpose vintage book pages or music sheets. I LOVE giving them a new lease on life in a creative way.


I created this banner using white and craft cardstock for the banner base.
  I used vintage music sheets for the flowers.

My challenge to you is to create a layout, card, tag, ATC or altered project using a book page or music sheet. Are you one of those people who can’t bring yourself to tear up an old book? No problem just do a Google search. There are lots of sites that have free printable pages for you to use. Be sure to check out the challenge details at Turtle Soup.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

November 1st DT Reveal ...

There is a Design Team Reveal up on the Off The Rails Scrapbooking Blog today. Be sure to check out the blog to see what the rest of the Design Team did with the following mood board.  The sponsor this month is Imaginarium Designs.  Be sure to check out their blog and their amazing chipboard designs.

Did you ever just want to create something just for the “Art” of it?
With a tag, a stencil, a stamp, some embellishments, distress inks and some texture paste I went to work. I really did not have a plan as to how I wanted this to turn out … but I love the results!  I can see this little tag finding it's way to a book and being used as a bookmark.