Monday, August 31, 2009

New Project Kit

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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Back to School with Anabelle

Teacher's Set by Anabelle O'Malley


Red/Black Black Micro Dot Pattern Paper by Jenni Bowlin
Road Map Blue & White Motel Paper by October Afternoon
Road Map Shady Lane RV Park Paper by October Afternoon
Road Map Skyline Motor Inn Paper by October Afternoon
Road Map Sundowner Motel Paper by October Afternoon
Road Map Die Cut Shapes by October Afternoon
Road Map Word Cardstock Stickers by October Afternoon
Road Map Label Cardstock Stickers by October Afternoon
Cherry Hill Vintage Type Rub-On Transfers by October Afternoon
Beetle Black Button Assortment by Doodlebug Design
Holiday Baker's Twine by Martha Stewart Crafts

Add the following items and list to the gift box for a fun back to school teacher set. Band Aid: For when things get a little rough. Crayon: To color your day bright and cheerful. Candle: For when you are up late grading papers. Eraser: To remind you that everyone makes mistakes and they can be erased. Hugs and Kisses: For when you need a hug. Jewel: Because you are so precious. Marbles: To replace the ones you've lost. Mint: To remind you that you are worth a 'mint'. Mounds Bar: For the mounds of confidence you give your students. Paper Clip: To hold it all together. Sponge: To soak up the overflow wehn your brain is too full. Starburst: To give you a "burst" of energy when you need it. Tissues: To wipe away the tears-yours and theirs. Puzzle Piece: Without you, the class wouldn't be complete.


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Color Inspiration

A beautiful summer's day photo, perfect to inspire your next creation. Hard to believe summer's almost over! Enjoy :)

Give Beauty Card by Melissa Phillips

Cut N Paste Dinner Foil Paper by K & Co.
Ooh La La Over the Top Paper by My Mind's Eye
The Spider's Web Witch's Lace Paper by My Mind's Eye
Victorian Room Textured Rub-on by 7Gypsies
Caramel Apple (Limited Edition Fall 09) Glimmer Mist 2oz. by Tattered Angels
Fabulous Rub-On Thoughts by Chatterbox
Copper Pearl Embellishments by Kaisercraft
Celebrate Card by Lisa Dorsey

Front Porch Lemonade Pattern Paper by Jenni Bowlin
Sweet & Pretty Felt Shapes by Fancy Pants
Plain Chipboard Frames by Scenic Route Paper Co.
Jackson Lodge Alphabet Stickers by Collage Press
Solid Color Baker's Twine by Martha Stewart Crafts
Pearl Embellishments by Kaisercraft
Special Delivery Card by Anabelle O'Malley

Cherry Hill Egg Basket Paper by October Afternoon
Minestrone Sliced Leek Pattern Paper by Jillibean Soup
Summer Soiree Sunkissed Paper by Fancy Pants
Front Porch Buttercup Pattern Paper by Jenni Bowlin
Silver Metal Label Holders by Making Memories
Chipboard Shape Thickers by American Crafts
Silver Rhinestone Embellishments by Kaisercraft
Yellow Rhinestone Buttons by Jenni Bowlin
Cantaloupe Pearl Flowers by Jenni Bowlin

Tip: To make the white ruffle, I cut a strip of white streamer with scalloped scissors. Then I sewed along the top edge and pulled it to ruffle it. Finally, I adhered it to the back of the panel of Buttercup paper.
Are We There Yet? by Jessica Witty

Nestabilities Labels One by Spellbinders
Winsome Captivating Tender Paper by Pink Paislee
Daydream Pattern Paper by Collage Press
Great Escape Tags by Making Memories


Monday, August 17, 2009

Workshop by Jessica

Bird's Nest & Card by Jessica Witty


Clear MEDIUM GABLE Favor Boxes
Lemonade Favor Kit by Basic Grey
Lemonade Frosted Berry Paper by Basic Grey
Soft Pink Rhinestone Embellishments by Kaisercraft
Silver Rhinestone Embellishments by Kaisercraft
Hot pink Rhinestone Embellishments by Kaisercraft
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
Tiny Brown Alpha Stickers
Kraft Cardstock
Green Gingham Ribbon
Baroque Stamp


1. Unfold gable box. Trim the gable flaps to make the edges straight. (The box will not actually close up any more.) Put box together.
2. Punch holes in flower die-cut (included in kit) and tie ribbon around box and through the flower. Add stickers to label die-cut (included in kit) and adhere to box using foam tape.
3. Put bird together, following the instructions that are included in the favor kit. Add rhinestones to the back "feathers." Fill bird with gift, treat, etc.
4. Fill box with shredded paper and place bird on top.

1. Make 3.5" x 5" card from berry paper.
2. Stamp panel of kraft paper and stitch to card.
3. Adhere die-cut (from kit) and fold over the side of the card. Add stickers.
4. Embellish with ribbon tab and button.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Workshop by Melissa

Loving Life Mini Album by Melissa Phillips


Circle Mini-Book by Jenni Bowlin
Decor Notes Two Tone Paper by Hambly Studios
Prudence Temperance Pattern Paper by Crate Paper
Prudence Accent Rub-Ons by Crate Paper
Cream Pom Pom Trim by Maya Road
Love Letters Mini-Album & Fold-Up Folio Project Die-Cuts by Little Yellow Bicycle
Silver Rhinestone Embellishments by Kaisercraft


1. Trace chipboard circle onto Temperance paper, cut out, adhere to cover of notebook and sand edges.
2. Cut Decor Note Paper to fit across center of cover, adhere, sand edges and ink to distress.
3. Apply rub-ons to cover and adhere die-cut and rhinestones to embellish.
4. Cut a strip of pom pom trim to fit along top edge and adhere in place.
5. Tie a ribbon to the metal ring to finish.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Workshop by Lisa

From Everyday to Elegant by Lisa Dorsey


Noteworthy Addie Brocade Dots Double-Sided Paper by Making Memories
Attic Treasures Clara Pattern Paper by Melissa Frances
Pearl Embellishments by Kaisercraft
Friends Designer Stickers by Melissa Frances
Clouds Paper Edgers Scissors by Fiskars
Pinking Paper Edgers Scissors by Fiskars
Scotch Pop-Up Foam Circles


1. Create base of candy bar by using a decorative edge scissor to cut a piece of pattern paper to measure 7" x 8".
2. Cut a piece of green cardstock measuring 5.75" x 8"; attach to the base paper.
3. Cut a second piece of pattern paper to measure 5.5" x 8" using a decorative edge scissor.
4. Machine stitch along the edges of the green cardstock and the second piece of pattern paper.
5. Add pearls to scallops and wrap around the candy bar. Make sure to use lots of strong adhesive. The wrap is a little stiff due to the multiple layers of paper.
6. Tie lace around the candy bar.
7. Create tag using a scrap of pattern paper.
8. Attach a small strip of pattern paper to the bottom of the tag and cover the seam with ric rac; apply pearls to ric rac.
9. Cut butterfly from pattern paper. Don't have the right butterfly? Simply find an image on-line, re-size it to measure about 2" x 1.5" and print on the back of pattern paper; cut out.
10. Attach butterfly and friendship sticker using pop dots.
11. Apply buttons and rhinestones to finish off tag; attach tag to the lace bow.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Workshop by Anabelle

My Sleepy Head Layout by Anabelle O'Malley


Oasis Damaskus Foil Pattern Paper by SEI
Oasis Sichuan Foil Pattern Paper by SEI
Red Glitter Die-Cut Paper by Creative Cafe
Lemonade Alphabet Stickers by Basic Grey
Winsome Fascinating Chipboard Alphabet by Pink Paislee
Winsome Fascinating Alphabet Stickers by Pink Paislee
Vintage Journal Bits Kraft Cardstock Stickers by Hambly Screen Prints
Scotch Pop-Up Foam Circles
Winsome Enchanting Chipboard Elements by Pink Paislee


1. Cut large circle shape from patterned paper; Adhere it to the bottom part of the die-cut paper.
2. Add strip of patterned paper along the top of circle shape.
3. Adhere photo to center of paper strip.
4. Sand chipboard letters; Adhere to spell "sleepy." (place the y on the other end of the photo)
5. Add chipboard branch to right side of photo.
6. Cut green circle shape from paper; Adhere to center using foam adhesive.
7. Add journaling to sticker; place in center of circle.
8. Punch circles from patterned paper; Adhere in corners.
9. Add chipboard to center of circles. (The chipboard pieces are the centers popped out of the letter e)

Saturday, August 8, 2009

New Free Project Kit

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Sketch by Melissa

Enjoy this fun sketch by Melissa Phillips and all the wonderful creations by Lisa, Jessica and Anabelle!

Bliss Card by Jessica Witty

Lemonade Frosted Berry Paper by Basic Grey
Love Letters Love Song Paper by Little Yellow Bicycle
Lovebirds Shawl Lace Die-Cut Paper by SEI
Wedding Flocked Sheer Trim by Making Memories
Vintage Pearl Trinket Pins by Maya Road Idea-ology Adage Tickets by Tim Holtz Paperie Fabric Brocade Rouge Paper by Making Memories Lemonade Doilies Cream Die-Cut Paper by Basic Grey BellaBella Bellezo Bella Rose Paper by My Mind's Eye
Best Friends Card by Lisa Dorsey

Rose Colored Glasses Vines & Flowers Paper by GCD Studios
Love Notes Lovely Grid Paper by Heidi Swapp
Amy Butler Lotus Tea Box Oxford Stripe Glitter Paper by K & Co.
Sky Puffy Felt Butterflies by Creative Cafe
Heather Bailey Chipboard Tags by Autumn Leaves
Friends Designer Stickers by Melissa Frances
Love Notes Ric Rac Trim by Making Memories
I Heart You Card by Melissa Phillips

Cream Stripes Die-Cut Pattern Paper by Narratives
Tinsel Town Paislee Postcard Paper by Pink Paislee
Museum Paper by American Crafts
Sultry Chip Sticker Shapes by Basic Grey
Red Rhinestones by Melissa Frances
Thank You Card by Anabelle O'Malley

June Bug Element Stickers by Basic Grey
June Bug Tea Party Paper by Basic Grey
June Bug Woolies by Basic Grey
Velvet Leaves by Prima
Sentiments Rub-Ons by Scenic Route Paper Co.
June Bug Park Bench Paper by Basic Grey