Friday, May 29, 2009

Designer's Choice Workshop with Debbie

"We just finished a sweet visit with my sister and her family. I loved having my niece around to get some baby girl pictures and knew that I wanted to use them in my final May Project. Rather than creating a mini album for my mom, I thought I would make a picture CD and slipcover; then she can have as much fun as she wants in Photoshop Elements with digiscrapping! This idea came from a book that Nicole Heady had recommended several months back B is for Baby by Suzonne Stirling, page 38-39. It was such a simple project that I'm sure I'll be making more of these in the future."

Jessica CD Picture Album by Guest Designer, Debbie Olson

English Garden by American Crafts
Preserves by American Crafts
Red Rover Pattern Paper by American Crafts
Butterfly Chipboard Album by Maya Road
Leaf Trinket Pins by Maya Road
Vintage Pearl Trinket Pins by Maya Road
Clear Rhinestones by Melissa Frances
Classic Butterfly Punch by Martha Stewart Crafts


1. Cut two sheets of patterned paper to 5.5" x 12", and score at 5.25" and 10.5". (If you are using a double-sided patterned cardstock weight, you may get by with only one sheet.) Tape or glue the layers together. I found it best to start in the center and work my way out to both ends, folding on the score lines as I went outward to keep from having a tight outer layer.
2. Cut inside pocket 4" x 5.5" and score at .25" on the short sides and bottom. Add a punched strip at the top if you wish. Carefully glue this pocket down, being sure that glue doesn't seep out from under the edges and keep your pocket from working. Add any embellishments that you want on flat part of the outside cover at this stage as well. ( I used two contrasting .25" x 12" patterned paper strips.)
3. I created a belly band to keep the album closed rather than using eyelets as directed. That way my ribbon can be tied nicely once and *stay* that way! All of my cover embellishments are layered on that belly band, a 2" x 12" piece of paper with the seam on the center from where it would be covered.
4. First, using one page of the chipboard butterly album, cover the chipboard with patterned paper. ( I sewed the three patterns together to be able to use a bit of all of them on my butterfly.) To add some contrast, sponge white craft paint on the edges of the covered butterly. After the white paint dries, sponge edges with a glue pad and add some clear glitter for sparkle. Next, mat and add photos and embellishments to butterlfy.
5. Wrap ribbon around belly band and tie in a bow. Using foam tape or dimensional glue dots, attach embellished butterfly on top of the ribbon and belly band. Run leaf and pearl trinket pins through the ribbon knot and add a tag if desired.
6. Burn your CD pictures to disk and create a personalized disk label. (If you are creating a music CD, you may want to include track titles on the inside left flap rather than journaling. The font I used for journaling was a freebie, Learning Curve from

A huge thanks to Cindy for having me as an Emma's Paperie Guest designer this month!

Designer's Choice Workshop with Melissa

Love Lives Here Wall Hanging by Melissa Phillips

Zinnia Decorative Edge Chipboard Album by Little Yellow Bicycle
Zinnia 6 x 6 Decorative Edged Tablet by Little Yellow Bicycle
Gracie Page Kit by Melissa Frances
Vintage Colonial House Chipboard Set by Melissa Frances
Spring Whimsy Trim Kit by Webster's Pages
Cherry Blossom Petite Fleur Vines by Prima
Rose Pearl Embellishments by Kaisercraft
Girl Friday Wednesday Pattern Paper by Cosmo Cricket
Classic Collection Designer Glitter by Melissa Frances


1. Ink edges of chipboard page from album and adhere decorative page from table. Coat edges with glue and sprinkle with glitter.
2. Cut a piece of old sheet music to fit center of chipboard page, ink edges, adhere in place and stitch around edges.
3. Cut back off Chipboard Colonial House so that it fits flat against chipboard page with piano music showing through the windows.
4. Trace sides and front of house onto patterned paper, cut out, adhere to base and ink edges to distress.
5. Adhere cream trim behind windows to resemble curtains.
6. Coat roof pieces with cream acrylic paint, sand to distress, coat with glitter and adhere to house base.
7. Attach completed house to center of chipboard page to create 3-dimensional wall hanging.
8. Embellish roof with adhesive pearls and buttons tied with pink thread.
9. Coat metal crown or other embellishment with cream acrylic paint, rub with a paper towel to remove excess and adhere just above front door.
10. Cut flower vine to fit across base of house and adhere in place.
11. Hang 3 glitter hearts (pink is another option) with hemp and a button after distressing the edges just a bit with distress ink.
12. Print "Love Lives Here" on paper, cut into strips, ink edges and adhere on hearts to create your sentiment.

13. Attach cream tulle to the back of wall hanging and tie in a bow at the top to form a hanger.

Designer's Choice Workshop with Anabelle

Butterfly Card by Anabelle O'Malley

Dreamsicle (Limited Edition SUMMER 09) Glimmer Mist 2oz. by Tattered Angels
Lemon Meringue (Limited Edition SUMMER 09) Glimmer Mist 2oz. by Tattered Angels
Lime Twist (Limited Edition SUMMER 09) Glimmer Mist 2oz. by Tattered Angels
Glimmer Screens Fanciful Stencils by Tattered Angels
Fluttering Butterflies by Prima
Minestrone Sliced Leek Pattern Paper by Jillibean Soup
Silver Rhinestone Embellishments by Kaisercraft
Winsome Enchanting Press Ons by Pink Paislee


1. Fold a 5" x 10" piece of cardstock in half to make a card. Lay the butterfly stencil onto the paper. Place it as close t the fold as possible.
2. Spray with Dreamsicle Glimmer Mist and let dry.
3. In the meantime, cut a butterfly from the Sliced Leek paper. Spray it with Lemon Meringue Glimmer Mist and add a bit of Dreamsicle to the edges. Cut in half when dry.
4. Spray the Prima butterfly with Lime Twist; wipe extra mist from pearl body.
5. Once all pieces are dry, cut the large butterfly from cardstock, leaving some of the fold intact.
6. Layer the other butterflies onto the center of the card; add rubon and gems.

Designer's Choice Workshop with Jessica

You're Sweet Card by Jessica Witty

Strawberry Dot Glitter Cardstock by Doodlebug Design Inc.
Hugs Pattern Paper by Dream Street Papers
Sweet Cakes Cupcake Cutie Paper by Pink Paislee
White Playroom Felt Letter Thickers by American Crafts
Schoolhouse Pink Shimmer Glitter Alpha Stickers by Making Memories
Plain Chipboard Buttons by Scenic Route Paper Co.
Crystal Fine Glitter by Martha Stewart Crafts
Ultra-fine Ballpoint-tip Glue Pen by Martha Stewart Crafts
ZIG Two Way Fine Tip Glue Pen by EK Success


1. Make 5.25" x 6.25" card base out of cardstock.
2. Cut scalloped edge from Honey Bunch paper and adhere to card.
3. Cut panel of Hugs paper and adhere to card.
4. Cut panel of Strawberry Dots paper, round top corners and adhere to card.
5. Trim cupcake out of Cupcake Cutie paper and use Ballpoint Glue pen to adhere glitter to the edges. Attach to card with foam tape.
6. Add felt letters and embroidery floss.
7. Paint chipboard button white, let dry and cover with 2-way zig glue pen. Cover with glitter and shake off excess.
8. Thread button with floss. Add foam tape to the back of button and attach pins; adhere to card.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Designer's Choice Workshop with Lisa

Home Mini Album by Lisa Dorsey

My Word HOME Album by Bo Bunny Press
Bean Stalks Polka Dot Ribbon by Jillibean Soup
Chunky Charms Wild Berry Swirls & Brackets Chipboard by Bo Bunny Press
Prudence Discretion Pattern Paper by Crate Paper
Savannah Collection Calhoun Pattern Paper by 7Gypsies
Red Circle Journaling Sprouts by Jillibean Soup
Amy Butler Lotus Tea Box Fabric Brads by K & Co.
Krafts Kuts Pastel Hearts Die-Cut Paper by Fancy Pants
Birthday Girl Dots/Aqua Paper by My Mind's Eye
Hometown Journaling Cards Die-Cuts by October Afternoon
Idea-ology Swirls Grungeboard Elements by Tim Holtz
Royal Butterfly Punch by Martha Stewart Crafts
Noteworthy Embellishment Jars by Making Memories
Summer Skies Paradise Petals Flowers by Prima
Turquoise Die-Cut Journaling Cards by Jenni Bowlin
Artsy.licious Fine Illustrated Peacock Paper by Chatterbox


1. Cover each page front and page with pattern paper; ink edges.
2. To create the house, cover the roof with red paper and trim with ric rac. Add window, door and tree and attach pom pom trim for grass.
3. Place 3.5 x 5 photo on the letter O page and embellish with left over pattern paper and ribbon. Paint chipboard label holder with address and attach to the bottom of the page; add flowers and buttons.
4. For the remaining pages, use 4 x 6 photos. Embellish pages with chipboard flourishes, hearts, ribbon, buttons and flowers.

Monday, May 25, 2009

New Project Kit

Click on photo for larger view. Please note: The new kit will start with orders #3371 and higher.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

May Sketch

Thanks goes to Lisa this month for creating this fun sketch! *click on photos for a larger view

Happy Birthday Card by Lisa Dorsey

Prudence Discretion Pattern Paper by Crate Paper
Chunky Charms Wild Berry Swirls & Brackets Chipboard by Bo Bunny Press
Renaissance Die-Cut Cardstock by Narratives
Spring Green Lattice Trim by Webster's Pages
Petite Sheer Ribbon - 3/8"
Love Ticket Singleton Stamp by Maya Road
97% Complete Real Color Assorted Tags Set by 7Gypsies
Bowl of Cherries Card by Anabelle O'Malley

Laundry Line Celebrate Chipboard Accessories by My Mind's Eye
Scroll Frames Chipboard Set by Maya Road
Sweet As Cherry Pie Set the Table Paper by Webster's Pages
Sweet As Cherry Pie Fly a Kite Paper by Webster's Pages
24 Vial Glitter Multi-Pack by Martha Stewart Crafts
Yellow Rhinestone Buttons by Jenni Bowlin
Daydream Clear Stamps by October Afternoon

One Day at a Time by Guest Designer, Debbie Olson

Mimosa Mango Cardstock by SEI
Mimosa Shimmer Paper by SEI
Mimosa Key Lime Cardstock by SEI
Clear Rhinestones by Melissa Frances
Mimosa Clear Stamps by SEI
Leaf Trinket Pins by Maya Road
Embossed Scallop Edger Punch by Martha Stewart Crafts
Ali Edwards Loving Words Clear Stamp Set by Technique Tuesday
Love is.......Card by Melissa Phillips

Velvet Leaves by Prima
Chino Pearl Embellishments by Kaisercraft
Tea Party Applique Set by Melissa Frances
Love Designer Stickers by Melissa Frances
Date Prompt Cardstock Stickers by Melissa Frances
Baby 2 Bride Die-Cut Tags by Graphic 45
Magical Wishes Prince Frog Paper by Webster's Pages
Tea and Silk Ryoanji by Prima
Congrats Grad Card by Jessica Witty

All Fall Cards Paper by Fancy Pants
Spirit Sky/Lime Ledger Paper by Creative Cafe
Mother Apron Dots/Soothing Green Paper by My Mind's Eye
Tiny Brown Ledger Alpha Stickers by Making Memories
Office Button Chipboard by Jenni Bowlin
Paperie Greenhouse Trims by Making Memories
Scor-Tape 1/4" x 27 yards Double-sided Adhesive by Scor-Pal
Scotch Pop-Up Foam Circles


Saturday, May 16, 2009

Winner of Debbie's Fav's

Congrats goes to.............

Bethany Paull -posted on May 13, 2009 4:28 PM

Yay Bethany! Send in your address and we will get your goodies in the mail :)


Fun with Rub-Ons

The focus this month is on Rub-Ons......check out the many ways the girls used them! *Click on the photos for larger views of the details.

Heartfelt Thoughts and Prays Card by Guest Designer, Debbie Olson

French Twist Abigail Pattern Paper by Melissa Frances
French Twist Bianca Pattern Paper by Melissa Frances
French Twist Whitney Pattern Paper by Melissa Frances
Red Rhinestones by Melissa Frances
Congratulations Rub-On Transfers by Melissa Frances
Inspiration Rub-On Transfers by Melissa Frances
White Pom Pom Trim by Maya Road
Happily Ever After Card by Jessica Witty

Sweet Cakes Honey Bunch Paper by Pink Paislee
Girl Friday Sunday Pattern Paper by Cosmo Cricket
Everyday Basics Rub-On Transfers by October Afternoon
Clear Tiles Fragments by Tim Holtz
Grosgrain with White Dots by May Arts
Nestabilities Labels One by Spellbinders
Birthday Wishes Gift Box by Melissa Phillips

Kraft & White One Piece Boxes
Playtimes Past Jack and Jill Paper by Graphic 45
Red/Black Grandma's Apron Pattern Paper by Jenni Bowlin
Heartwarming What's Cooking Vintage Stickers by Crafty Secrets
Idea-ology Journaling Tickets by Tim Holtz
Zanzibar Coleur Rubbings by 7Gypsies
Delightful Set by Anabelle O'Malley

Art Blanche Candy Box Tin by EK Success
Chino Pearl Embellishments by Kaisercraft
Porcelain Chip Sticker Shapes by Basic Grey
Porcelain Langley Paper by Basic Grey
Ivory Bouquet Flowers by Prima
Creme de Rouge Glimmer Mist 2oz. by Tattered Angels
Winsome Enchanting Sticker Book by Pink Paislee
Winsome Enchanting Press Ons by Pink Paislee
Winsome Enchanting Delightful Paper by Pink Paislee
Thank You Set by Lisa Dorsey

Girl Friday Rub-On Booklet by Cosmo Cricket
Summer Soiree Rub-On Transfers by Fancy Pants
Bean Stalks Polka Dot Ribbon by Jillibean Soup
Bisque Paper by American Crafts
Red Rover Pattern Paper by American Crafts
Beautiful Alpha Cardstock Stickers by Webster's Pages
Blue Grosgrain & Daisy Print Ribbon by May Arts