Sunday, 31 May 2009

Crackle Paint Tag

As promised, here is the second tag! I love the look of all the crackle paint on the chipboard with the newsprint and tape measure. It really has a vintage feel. I will definately be using this tape measure image on alot of my projects.
More dollar store flowers! Although they are nowhere near the quality of prima they are quite nice. They are alot more flat though.

Saturday, 30 May 2009

Green Flower Tag

I was in a very taggish mood today. Here is the first one and tomorrow you will see another one! For the background I used a piece of map I printed off the computer. The green flower and printed flower are prima and the others are from the dollar store. I used very little adhesisve because I sticked all the flowers on.
I hope you are having a wonderful weekend! Last night I went to see the movie Angels and Demons. It was awesome! I spent a few hours today practicing my driving skills so I can get my license soon! (I recently turned 16)

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Chinese Food Box

This is a project I have been perfecting for a while. I was inspired when I recieved some cookies that came in the cutest little box! I decided to take the box apart and make a pattern from it. I had to shrink it alot to get it to fit on a piece of cardstock so this one is pretty small but cute.
I actually lined the box with wax paper. This would prevent the cardstock from being damaged if I were to put goodies in the box. I used a piece of coat hanger for the handle but this was quite hard to bend. I would suggest something lighter.
The matching card is a cute idea if you were going to use it for a gift. To make a box like this, you can use the template I have created! Just copy the picture to Word, make it as big as your page and then print it right onto your cardstock. It is pretty easy to see how to folt it once you get it all cut out. If you are having issues I am ready to help :)

Monday, 25 May 2009

free bird

This card was put together surprisingly quick considering all the cutstom elements. I already had the paper and the bird made from previous projects. (emboss resist and fabric paint on chipboard) I like the metal elements such as the brads and bobby pin. Many of these things were just randomly thrown together but I think it turned out pretty cool. Oh and I also LOVE these Tim Holtz tickets. So vintage!

Friday, 22 May 2009

Organization Tip 5

I keep the most important things handy. In my tin i have a ruler, pencil, eraser, scissors, a brown marker, a paint brush and a nail file along with a couple other things.
In the basket I have adhesive, glue, pliers, baby wipes, eyelet thingys and a hole punch.

Thursday, 21 May 2009

New York Trip - China Town

I really love this colour combo and it fits perfectly with the photo! The flowers go well with the newsprint and it all adds a vintage/rustic look.
The lace at the bottom of the photo was originally white. I inked it with my tea dye distress ink so it would coordinate better.
The thing I love most are these super cool symbols! I am pretty sure they say China Town but who knows... I searched it on google and printed them off. I then traced them onto chipboard, cut them out and covered them with paper.
my photo had a piece of a bright yellow taxi in the bottom left corner. It clashed with the LO and was also not nice in the photo. I covered it with the flowers you see! A super easy way to make it go away with minimal effort.
Supply List:
  • paper- Bazzil Basics bitter Chocolate, bravo burgundy, always artichoke, creamy caramel, sahara sand, newsprint
  • ink- tea dye distress ink, chocolate chip
  • other- prima flowers, buttons, lace, chipboard

Monday, 18 May 2009

New York Trip - My Dream

This simple layout is made interesting by the large chipboard tree. I drew it and cut it out from a big piece of chipboard. If you are looking for some large 12x12 pieces try asking your scrapbook store. I got a bunch for free.
I plan to have mini pages in between the pages of my New York album for the extra journaling I want to include. It will be pretty cool when its done.
I wanted to add more of that green colour on my page and I just happened to have some embossing powder that was perfect! I just spread some embossing ink on the page with a baby wipe and added the powder.

Supply List:

  • ink- embossing ink
  • paper- dark brown, Scenic Route blue grid worn, navy, old SU green
  • other- photo corners, green embossing powder, hand cut tree chipboard, cuttlebug, sewing machine, emboss writer

Saturday, 16 May 2009

New York Trip - Subway

Happy May long weekend to everyone! I sure wish I could be camping like everyone else but atleast I got to sleep in a tent last night for the first time this season! I have recently started my New York album! I am very excited about it. Instead of going with a colour theme through the whole book I am just doing a page at a time. This way the pictures match each page better and since there are so many colours in New York this works better.
I created this page about the subway because it was our main transportation through the week. I even included my metro card! It's under the journaling and even matches the colour theme.
I wanted to include a picture of the stairs going down to the subway but the page looked better without it. I still used it but I made the picture into a tag that slides out from under the larger picture.

Supply List:

  • ink- really rust
  • paper- not quite navy, really rust, apricot, splatter from costco, velum
  • other- sewing machine, SU tab punch, ribbon, cuttlebug

Friday, 15 May 2009

Organization Tip 4

I have 3 drawer units. 2 smaller ones and this wider one.
I keep my stamps in the top drawer in their Stampin Up cases.
This cute pink case was on sale for about 3 dollars at a scrapbook store. It fits 2 layers of the stampin spot ink pads.

Thursday, 14 May 2009

layered flower

Quick post today! This card has three layers on the flower. Its pretty simple and springy!

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

old to new - chai tin

So for an unknown reason I have been saving all the cool tea packages I can find. I decided to modge podge them all on a iced tea can. I plan to keep embelishments or tools in this container as it is quite big. I really like the look of the chai tea packages. There are tons of different colours which makes a neat collage. To stick all the packages on I used double sided tape. I also put a clear layer of mack tack stuff on top.

Monday, 11 May 2009

love bird

Today was a beautiful day! The sun is shining, it is super warm and I even saw a woodpecker! I hope your weather is as beautiful as it is here... although we might be getting flurries this week :( Here is a card that is a little different than what I usaully do. There are so many possibilities with this Basic Grey stamp set. I mainly just bought it because I loved the branches but it also has tons of flowers, birds and butterflys.
I wanted to spotlight the bird so I used a small paper circle as a mask. The tree branch was done using the emboss resist technique.
Supply List:
  • ink- tea dyd distress ink, tempting turquise, embossing ink
  • paper- very vanilla, tempting turquoise, Scenic Route blue grid background
  • stamps- Basic Grey build-a-branch, SU gently falling (love)
  • other- printed tape measure, clear ep, embroidery floss

Sunday, 10 May 2009

a special card for mother's day

This has got to be the coolest idea I have ever seen! I was watching Leah's Scrapbook Room on youtube a couple weeks ago and this is where I first saw this great slider card! Go watch the video at for more information. All their other videos are awesome too! Ok so the front of the card is like this... you suspect nothing!
You start to pull the ribbon and not just one pannel comes out but... OH MY! there are two!
TA DA! wow it is just so cool! I can't wait to give it to my mom! She will be so excited!
I used nice spring-like colours and I just thought the wings would be cool inside because all the things a mother does... and never gets recognized for... but still does because they care so much, well its amazing. Happy Mother's Day!


My mom was so amazed! She didn't even want to watch the video because she just wanted to think it was magic! haha

Friday, 8 May 2009

Organization Tip 3

So simple, yet so effective! I just hung a wooden dowel on the wall using string and tacks. I punched holes in the middle of my ribbons and organized them by colour. The ends of the ribbon have pins in them so they don't all unravel.

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

the second try

This super simple card actually was more work than you would think! It was only because I had a card all made, it really wasnt that bad, but then I decided it needed somthing more. Sadly I thought fabric paint might look good and surprise! I when way to crazy. It was a truly hideous card. After going to all that work with the stiching I decided I better make somthing of it. I ripped the paper off around the embriodery floss and then just added the "thanks" stamp. It is a kind of neat layout I never would have discovered without screwing up! A happy acident for me :) Don't be afraid to try somthing out of your comfort zone!
Supply list:
paper- tangerine tango, tempting turquoise, K&Company Mira Wildflower
ink- tempting turquoise
stamps- SU gently falling
other- embroidery thread, tape measure printout

Sunday, 3 May 2009


This card was created from the 2S4U challenge but as usual, I am to late to enter :( Sigh im always just one day to late.... oh well. It was still a great layout.
I love the awesome graphic 45 paper (the star) It is so useful, vintage and AWESOME!

For the flower silhouette I stamped it with a stamp from the gel-a-tins "wild things" set. I covered it and the letters with black fabric paint for a shiny look.

Friday, 1 May 2009

Organization Tip 2

This is a neat idea... magnetize your metal dies to the inside of a tin! I keep mine in the turtles tin I decorated. I also keep my embossing folders in here too.