Friday, October 17, 2014

December Daily for a YPP swap

YPP December Daily for Wendy:

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Butterfly picks ....for Stephie

Stephie, Little Red Wagon Studio, hosted a swap over at Your Paper Pantry this month for handmade butterfly picks.  These little cuties can be used in your potted plants, altered items, mixed media projects or even in your scrapbook pages. I really don't have any potted plants because sadly I haven't a green thumb and neither does  Out of luck there!  But I made a few for the swap because I do love butterflies and I thought it was a marvelous idea! I think I might use mine for my little altered baby shoe that is in the works. I used a butterfly cuttlebug die and die cut several different text and music papers along with some burlap and canvas to give it a little volume and sturdiness. Then I added some Prima bling and lace. Here are mine:

I also added some pink seam binding for a finishing touch..forgot that!  Hope you like them.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Soft and scratchy flowers....

There is just something enjoyable about playing with fabric, I love to cut it up...layer it and create cute little flowers with all sorts of textures of fabrics. These were made using a combination of burlap, canvas, muslin, tulle, and cotton fabrics.  Cut them all up in different sizes of circles (I use the Sizzix circle die..4 sizes in one cut) , fray and distress the edges a bit and glue all the layers down with a little tacky glue or hot glue gun. Easy peasy!!  Add some cute packaging  and you have a cute little gift for  a friend. So much fun!!  
Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

More Art*I*make pieces

Ok..these little things could easily become addictive. So much fun to make, with any little pieces of left over beads or papers. Here are a few more pieces that I have thrown together. love them! Love taking something old and making something new! I'm always on the lookout for old keys, corks, baby shoes, junk jewelry, beads....does my heart good!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Altered Domino books...

These little things are just so cute and dainty and so much fun to assemble!!  I just love finding tiny little images  and creating a little book that will fit in your hand, a little tiny piece of art.  They are very easy to alter using some alcohol inks from Tim Holtz or you could even use your copics to color them right up. I love the marbled effect so I reach for the alcohol inks time and time again. 

You will need  a piece of ribbon or seam binding to glue onto the top of your domino to tie the two domino pieces together to form your book. This will need to be rather long..enough to wrap around your domino and tie.  Once you have picked out your image and cut it to size,  all you need is a little Glossy Accents to adhere it to your domino. Then I always give my image a good coat of Glossy Accents (or glass effect, crystal Lacquer or other brand). I add little bead caps to the bottom of my dominoes for feet. Next you will assemble your pages..I use the accordion fold method and glue tiny images onto the pages to match the theme of my domino.  Alice in wonderland theme books would be amazing...or a Marilyn theme book.  So darling.  I hope that you will try making one!  Here is what I have came up with for mine:


Tuesday, May 28, 2013


Its a new wave of charm making...based upon the famous Art I Cake charms and altered mixed media pieces, everyone is jumping on the band wagon and hitting the thrift stores for broken and mismatched jewelry, beads, metals and all sorts of goodies to create a few "Art I make" pieces. So thanks to Stephie over at Little Red Wagon Studio I too have become addicted to these little pieces of art.  :)  They are so much fun and can be made from virtually any little piece of junk laying around on your craft table, lol. 
Here are a couple pieces  I have came up with using a couple charms and beads:


Sunday, May 26, 2013

It's been awhile....

Oh my goodness I have been away for way too long! Life in general has been very busy for me and my family lately. My boys are getting older and a little more high maintenance, hahaha! It seems as though its something all the time. Mostly ball ball and more ball. But we are making the most of every minute because they won't be small much longer. Lucky for us they still actually like to hang out with us, lol! 

I have not been scrapbooking in a very long time, I have a new interest lately and it is that of mixed media art and altered projects...which goes hand in hand with my new passion for estate sale shopping. Mondays are my days to find a good estate sale...  its one amazing scavenger hunt!!  Nothing is more exciting to me than finding an old vintage baby shoe, a bag of old lace or a tiny little old tea cup painted with roses. Soo sweet!  I will show you what I've been making with these little treasures as the days go by...but for now here is a little video of some of my estate sale treasures :)

Sorry for the shaky video.. I was recording from my phone.

Friday, January 18, 2013

YPP button flower swap

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year! The holidays are a busy busy time for us, both with family and work.  I'm glad to have a little break and some time to play again.

I joined this swap over at Your Paper Pantry. We each made 3 sets of 5 valentine themed button flowers. I ♥these little embellishments!  So much fun to make! I can see how these could become very addictive and can be used for all sorts of projects.  I have used various papers from My minds Eye, Prima, and Glitz Designs. I used a couple different sizes of circle punches layered with nestie scallop die cuts and Martha Stewart punches ( pinking circle and butterfly).  I ♥ how they turned out and I hope the girls like them as well.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

ScrapbookPlace Fall Blog Hop-iversary

Welcome to the ScrapbookPlace Fall Blog Hop-iversary! Fall is here in full force – crisp, cool air, leaves on the ground, Halloween has come and gone. What a beautiful time of year!
A Hop-iversary you say… You’ve never heard of a hop-iversary. Well let me tell you what it’s all about. Not only are we celebrating fall BUT we are also celebrating the seven, yes SEVEN, years that ScrapbookPlace has been on the net. In seven years, we’ve made lots of friends and shared lots of memories. More importantly, we shared our passion –paper crafting! You want to join us, click here:
We have a wonderful sponsor for our hop, Floppy Latte Digital Designs.The images used in the creations you see in the hop today are from FLDD. Check out the site, they have great digi images and great deals!   Run on over to Floppy’s blog and leave her some love too when the hop is over!  
Leave some love at each blog and the main blog and you will be put in a drawing for a $10 gift certificate to Floppy Latte Digital Designs!
If you have arrived from our wonderfully talented Joyce's blog, you are right on track. If you are just happening by, you will want to start on the ScrapbookPlace blog.   
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I have designed a card for you today using Floppy Latte Designs Celebrate with Thanksgiving quote.  Such a beautiful quote with the Block letters which I have colored with copics and accented with glossy accents. I paired this image with a vintage Thanksgiving image from my collection. I have used papers from Simple Stories Harvest Lane collection.  And stacked a few Prima flowers for added dimension. I have spritzed the card and quote with Lindy's Stamp Gang "Long John Silvers" Moonshadow spritz along with Tim Holtz vintage photo distress ink.  The edge of the layers have been distressed and curled to show the lovely woodgrain pattern of the paper beneath.   Hope you enjoy the blog hop today and thanks for Celebrating our anniversary with us! 
Dont forget to leave a little love along the way in order to qualify for the prize drawing!!
Happy Holiday Season!! 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Its beginning to look like Christmas over at SBP

This weeks challenge over at Scrapbook Place Challenge Blog is to design a project around the theme of "Its beginning to look like Christmas" ..another great theme!  I have designed a little gift bag from an upcycled lunch bag along with a vintage tag to match.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Vintage inspired altered clothespin

I took this little wooden clothespin and turned it into a magnet to hold a few notes on the fridge. I have altered it with tiny prima flowers and a Martha Stewart punched butterfly. I added some some glitter around the edges and a couple little tiny pink rhinestones on the end of the clip. I have a little note card made from a small kraft bag from Michaels, I added some Prima paper clippings from various collections to the inside. Love that seam binding..I added a bit of it for the binding for my note card and hung a little charm from a grommet pin. :)  I made 3 of these for a swap over at Your Paper Pantry..I can't wait to see what the other girls come up with. 

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Fall tickets for Artsy Fartsy Ticket swap YPP

OK so I'm a little obsessed over these Tim Holtz ticket strips!!  I love them!  This is my second ticket swap over at Your Paper Pantry and Octobers theme was "Thanksgiving"  you could design either a Thanksgiving/Fall theme ticket or a "thank you" ticket to be used on a table setting..or for your altered items.  Here are mine:

I have used both vintage Graphics and stamps. I colored the stamped images with colored pencils and Gamsol along with twinkling H2O's. You can't see the shimmer in the photo, but the pumpkins are so shimmery! Love it!  I only have a few colors of those twinkling H2O's..I'm thinking I may need to buy a few more. They have been in my stash for years, lol.  Things come full circle don't they..haha! 
Happy Halloween!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Wishing you a Happy Fall

I have created this little card using a sketch provided by Pammie for Scrapbook Place Challenge blog. The challenge was to use a Fall theme.  I love Fall it!  So this was a easy challenge for me, I have used the Harvest line from Simple Stories along with a vintage image from my stash. I made a flower using some orange synthetic fabric and added a little sprig of gold holly berries. :)

Monday, October 29, 2012

Domino pendants

 I've always wanted to try making these little cuties but I found them to be very intimidating for some reason..they seem very complex and beautiful when finished. So Regan over at  Your Paper Pantry had a swap going on this month in her baubles group, the challenge was to create 3 domino pendants in any style you would like...YAY!!  I decided to give it a whirl. I did a little researching on YouTube and found a few tuts..mostly people are either using epoxy, mod podge, or glossy accents.  I did not have any epoxy resin on hand so I opted out of that tutorial..I tried the glossy accents but it caused my image to bleed underneath so by the next day I tossed those and started!  This is what I came up with. I used some Tim Holtz alcohol ink and marbled all my dominoes, then I used a couple Prima paper images from the Romantique line and adhered them with mod podge to three of the dominoes. Next I mod podged over top and let it all dry..then applied a coat of clear sealant spray over top.  For the next 2 dominoes I stamped some images using Stazon onto tissue paper and i used floor wax to apply the tissue to the domino..crazy I know!  I never would have thought it would work but I saw a tut using this technique and the wax actually makes the tissue transparent so that when you apply it to the domino, you only see the stamped image and the colors beneath..LOVE THIS! After placing the image where you want it, you seal it with Mod podge and again with the sealant sprays. I added bails to all my dominoes so they can be used as pendants. I also added some small charms dangling from the bottom.  I am most excited about the fact that now I have my first ones behind me and found that they are really very simple to design..I can't wait to make up some more!  

So tell me which style do you prefer?

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Monday, October 22, 2012

Christmas tag

I found this beautiful vintage Christmas image over at nicecranedesigns and my fingers were itching to create with it...sooo..I made a tag. :). Its my go to project for quick little creations..I do love tags!!

For this tag, I used some vintage photo stain to cover the tag, then spritzed it with some glimmer mist. I added some little bits of vintage lace, a key, and paper scraps from the MME Lost and Found Christmas line.. along with a Prima flower.  I used one of the little brown paper bags from Michaels and enclosed another vintage tag and photo, clipped shut with a tiny clothespin. :)  Love tags!!
Thanks for looking..  Hugs,T

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Charms received from last round

Just a quick video to showcase all the awesome charms I received back from the charm swap over at ink stains with Roni.  Thanks Roni for hostessing!

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Ink stains with Roni charm swap

So the last charm swap was such a hit, Roni is hosting amother one..this time around its Christmas theme. For my first set of charms I went with a winter Christmas theme. I added a little bronze snowflake and a little watchmaker vial that I filled with snow glitter by Martha Stewart.  The next set will be a set of embellished scrabble tiles with vintage Christmas images. Love these little charms!  I love making them but mostly I love receiving other peoples little works of art. Its so exciting!

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Monday, September 3, 2012

Graphic 45 Happy Haunting tag

Over at Scrapbook Place this month we did a Graphic 45 tag swap with the Happy Haunting collection. I absolutely love Fall..and I love Halloween!!  It probably has a little something to do with my birthday being on Halloween and I have such great childhood memories of Halloween growing up. So here is my tag I designed for my partner Sue.

I used the blue starry background as the base for my card. I diecut Tim Holtz spooky houses from chipboard and painted them with black and blue crackle paint. I fussy cut the little image of the witch flying in front of the moon and the iron gate.  I used hinges to secure the gate to the tag so that it can open.

And here is the tag with the gate opened showing another fussy cut image of children with a sign that says :"Wishing you all a Jolly Halloween!"   I attached some pom pom trim to the bottom, compliments of my sweet friend Holley...thank you Holley , I love this trim!!  I added a little fiber in the Halloween flavors ;)  and a little bat charm.  Dont you just love this collection!!   

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Steampunk upcycle lunchbag YPP

This month over at Your Paper Pantry, the theme for the lunchbag upcycle swap is 'Steampunk'.  And since I'm loving steampunk these days I decided to sign up and give it a whirl.  You basically need to alter a standard size lunchbag in the appropriate theme, to be used as a gift bag..or insert for a mini.  Here is mine:

I have used paper by Donna Salazar's Antiquities line along with the 7 gypsies Steampunk stamp set...and a butterfly stamp from my stash.  Ticket and clip by Tim Holtz. Metal gears from my stash. Fabric rose is cut from trim purchased at Wild Orchid Crafts and spritzed with Tattered Angels chalkboard spritz. And I have added some polka dot washi tape to top for a little decorative edge.  I folded over the bottom flap and cinched it down to form a little pocket for a little tag. This was a fun swap, I can't wait to hear what next months theme is..

The stunning photo is from Altered Artifacts Etsy store this one is from the Victorian tinprints it!  So please go check out her awesome store for lots of creative images..

Monday, July 30, 2012

Old Parisian Fleamarket swivel charm

I finished up my first set of swivel charms for a swap over at The Scrap Beach. The theme was Old Parisian Fleamarket. I chose some vintage charms to include a crown, eiffel tower, antique hand mirror, an old key, some gears and a scrabble tile charm with a vintage image on it. I attached a little Tim Holtz film swatch which I LOVE.  When I think of Old Paris..I think deep blues, pinks, black and burgandy. This was my very first swivel charm swap and I'm very excited about it..I have mounted them on a dress form tag with some black tuelle. I hope the girls like them!

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Scrapbook Place Blog hop featuring Scrapbook Stamp Society

This month designers are teaming up with Scrapbook Stamp Society to showcase a few of their awesome digi stamps.  I hope that you will hop along with us and check out what we have designed with these awesome images!!  As always, the hop begins and ends at Scrapbook Place Challenge blog so if anytime along the hop you lose your way you can head back there to get back on track.  If you arrived here from Sue's blog then you are on right where you should be...

My image is Bad Rag Doll by Sherri Baldy and you can find her HERE.  I have altered a mini clipboard for this image. I thought she looked steampunky and I colored her up in copics in black and pinks. Just love her!  I have added some sheer glitter fabric to the hole in the clipboard along with a handmade swivel clasp. I used mostly pinks, blacks, greys for all the dangle charms and included steampunk theme charms and gears. 

Thank you to Scrapbook Stamp Society for the opportunity to showcase your awesome digi stamps!

Now I will send you on your way to the spectacular Karissa's blog to see what she has in store for us :)

Thank you so much for hopping along with us and please remember to leave a little love at each hop along the way. 

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Independence Day Scrapbook Place Blog Hop...

Welcome to Your Scrapbook Place Patriotic Blog Hop!!  The theme is love of America and the color RED.  If you are coming here from Linda's blog then you are on the right track!  If you happen to lose your way then please start back at Your Scrapbook Place blog where you will find the blog hop order. 

Designers are using a special image from one of our own, Pammie Lehto, and one lucky hopper will win this digi as well as a patriotic-themed goody bag!! So don't forget to leave a little love along the way at each blog for a chance to win.

Using Pammie's image I designed a red/white/blue card:

Using papers by Scenic Route and My Minds Eye along with a base of Kraft paper. Flower by Prima, button by Basic Grey.  Image colored with copics and distressed with Tim Holtz Stormy Sky distress ink. 

Now I will send you on your way to the ever talented  Pat's blog to see what she has in store for us today!

Wishing everyone a glorious and safe Fourth of July and thank you for celebrating with us here at Scrapbook Place!  Enjoy your hop and don't forget to leave a little love along the way!!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Tag

So I decided to join in on a tag swap over at Life on the scrap beach.  I've fallen in love with the Graphic 45 collections and I especially love the Olde Curiosity Shoppe papers and embellishments.  This swap was an Olde Curiosity Shoppe tag swap...use your imagination to portray what things you might find there. Sooo...I gave it a whirl and this is what I came up with. Granted..I did order the paper but after 2 weeks it still had not arrived so I was forced to come up with something on my own. lol..  I altered both sides of the tag and added a handmade charm and stick pin:

This is the front of the tag. I printed an eye chart onto canvas and frayed the edges. I painted over the dress form with crackle paint and distressed it with Tim Holtz distress inks. Flower is handmade using Tim Holtz distressed floral die.

And this is the back using another image printed on canvas as well as a tiny watch maker vial holding a lock and key. Another handmade flower along with a handmade charm to dangle from the top ribbon. Such a fun tag to make. Love all the vintagey goodness!! 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Altered charm swap

Do you follow  the blog Inkstains with Roni ?  Roni is hosting an altered charm swap which I am super excited about!!  I have just recently discovered the art of charm making..don't know what took me so long because I love all things vintage, Tim Holtz..grunge, and shabby chic.  So this will be a new adventure for me..wooohooo!  Now I better get another job to support my hobbies, lol!  Head on over to Roni's blog to sign up for the altered charm swap.


Websters pages warehouse sale and layout

I hope everyone is enjoying their Summer..its in full swing in the Rogers everyday with little time for anything else. I've decided to bail out of the SYAO competition.. I made it 18 weeks and I am super thrilled about that! I fiished 18 layouts and used tons of photos and stash items that otherwise would still be unused so I'm very happy with the end result.  It was starting to stress me out finding the time between family, work,  baseball, and housework to get the layout accomplished...and since I wanted it to be a stress free experience I decided to drop it.

Here is my last layout using Websters pages. And you might want to go check out today, they are having their annual warehouse sale!!  Perfect time to grab a box of goodies valued at $129 for only $25. I've been waiting an entire year for the sale so I was super excited to snatch that little box up quickly! Now if only I could fly to California for the Prima sidewalk sale...haha!  I'm pretty sure that will never happen.  So who lives in California that would be willing to shop for me during the next sidewalk sale??  LOL.yep...its an addiction! 

Have a great rest of the week!
Hugs, T