Monday, February 22, 2010

Christian's Valentine's Day Card via Canada and PA!

I created Christian's Valentine's Day card this year using the awesome February Kit from Scraptacular, a great LSS and kit club in PA.

The design for the card was based upon the sketch challenge for the second half of the month at Posh Designs Scrapbook Store in Montreal, Canada.

It seemed so fitting for my International man of mystery! :)


Saturday, February 20, 2010

Another DT Announcement! Yay!

I'm excited to announce that Posh Designs Scrapbook Store in Montreal, Canada has asked me to join their Design Team! I am thrilled!!!

Come on over to the community there and check things out. We're going to have a blast there! :)


Monday, February 15, 2010

OWOH ~ I'm Looking for my Giveaway Winner!!!!!!

Good Morning!!!
I have a WINNER for this Tattered Rose from the One World One Heart International Blog Hop!!!!!
So, would you like to know who won???

I did it the old fashioned way. Wrote out some names on slips of paper and had my daughter pick a name. Yes, wrote out alllllll 275 of your names! :) We had fun with it yesterday.

Well let's see......

Are you..................................................................

This person??????

"Leslie said...

Your tattered rose is beautiful.....LOVE your blog too!!"

Yay Leslie!!!!!!!!!

Please email me so we can chat about things! I can't wait to get this blossom off to you!

A special Thank You to each and every one of you for visiting my blog and your wonderful comments. I have appreciated them so very much.

I wish you all a wonderful day!


Saturday, February 13, 2010

Expanding my "Horizons" with Scrap'Horizons!!


I have some great news to share! I have been asked to join an international Design team at Scrap'Horizons in Versoix, Switzerland!

I am so excited to have this opportunity and feel honored to be a part of the team at this wonderful store near Geneva. I will be setting up an English section for Scrap'Horizons on the website as well as having fun with scrap and art goodies, creating tutorials, and all that fun stuff.

Thank you for sharing in my wonderful news and excitement!

Have a fantastic day!

Monday, February 8, 2010

A Tutorial for Creating an Altered Mini Notebook

I thought I would share with you how to create the Altered Mini Notebook I made with the February Kit from Scraptacular! You can also view this tutorial at the Scraptacular Forums.

Here it is:

So let's make one! It's quite easy!

You will need:

(2) 3″x4″ pcs. of chipboard for cover

(4) 3″x4″ pcs. of desired pattern paper - can be mixed up, all the same, 2 same for front and 2 different for interior, you decide! :)

(12+) 3″x4″ pcs white (or colored if you desire) cardstock for filler pages. Can use copy paper too, but will need to cut much more.

(2) 1″ binder rings

Ink in a color to go with pattern paper

Strong hold liquid adhesive (I used Zip Dry)


Rock Candy Crackle Paint, Mod Podge, or another sealant (to protect your exterior covers)

~Ribbon, embellishments, paper frill, Thickers, Smooch Ink, Glimmer Mist, etc. AS DESIRED!~


1~ Ink edges of the chipboard covers.

2~ Adhere pattern paper to front and back of covers with liquid adhesive.

3~ Once adhesive has set, seal the front side only of the covers with desired sealant. I used the Rock Candy Crackle Paint. Set aside to dry.

4~ While that was drying, I cut my interior pages and “Smooch”ed my Thickers. By that I mean I painted my Thickers with Smooch to make them all shiny instead of plain white.

5~ Once my covers where dry and crackled from the Rock Candy, I gave the front cover only a spritz of Glimmer Mist…just because! Well actually it brought out the veins of the crackle a bit more.

6~ Embellish front cover as desired.

7~ Punch holes with Crop-a-dile for the binder rings where they will work best for you. Remember to punch the interior pages too!

8~ Assemble notebook.

9~ Tie on ribbons if desired.

10~ Enjoy!!

Remember that this little notebook is refillable! Yay! All you need to do is cut and punch some more pages for it once the ones you just made are used up. It's a great size for your purse too!

Hope you have fun with it!


Sunday, February 7, 2010

Mini-albums with the Scraptacular February Kit!

Good morning!

I had SO much fun with the Scraptacular monthly kit for February! I created two mini-albums with it as well as some layouts. Love that!!! :)

Here is one for our sweet Elizabeth....or "Libby" as she is calling herself these days. It is ready for some pics from Valentine's Day weekend!

Here I created myself a little notebook to gather the random "bits" that come into life each and every day. I absolutely adore this shade of red the Bo Bunny pattern paper is in. I will be posting a tutorial on how to make this little notebook on Scraptacular this coming week. Stay tuned and check it out!

Have a great day!