Sunday, January 22, 2012

Origami Tree Card and Tutorial

Happy Sunday, everyone!  A few weeks ago I shared a layout that included an Origami tree.  There was a lot of interest in how I made the tree, so I created a tutorial for the A Walk Down Memory Lane blog.  Just click HERE to see it.  It's so easy!

Here's the card that I made for the tutorial:

The "snow" on the card is just Liquid Applique!  All you do is squeeze it onto the card and blast it for a few seconds with you heat gun.  It puffs right up and looks just like snow! (Thanks to my super talented friend Christa Uttley for that hint!)

By, the way, there is a DT Call going on right now until February 10th!  You should check it out-- it's a FABULOUS team to be on!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I'll have some more fun stuff to share with you soon!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Who doesn't love Petal Power?

This layout is full of Petal Power-- and yummy Momenta goodness!  I used an EK Success petal punch to create the fun circle background on this layout.  You can see a tutorial on how to make it on the Momenta Blog!  It's so easy and can be done with lots of different punches- espeically those great edge punches that we've been collecting!!

And, here's the whole layout!  Aren't these papers beautiful?  Almost as gorgeous as my girl....

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!

Monday, January 16, 2012


Hi, everyone! I'm loving the new paper lines from Scrappin' Sports & More. I know that this one was meant for a "prom" theme, but since my kids are still to young to be thinking about proms yet, it made me think of a Disney princess! And, of course, the photo of us with Belle last year was still waiting to be scrapped. So, here it is! I love using my imagination and using the SS&M Papers for something "outside the box" of what they were intended for! I've got a few more swirling around my mind, too!

Products Used:
#1329- Girls Rule: Homecoming/Prom

Thanks so much for stopping by today! We can't wait to see what you do with the new collections!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

My first Momenta Post!!

Hi, everyone!  I'm so excited to be sharing my first projects for the Momenta Design Team! I'm even more excited that I got to play with goodies from Glue Arts, too!   This week we are doing a fabulous cross promotion with Glue Arts so you should check out the Momenta Blog for a chance to with some Glue Arts goodies!!
Both of my cards today use the super fun Kaleidoscope collection! I love the colors and designs in this line and can't wait to play more with it! For my first card, I punched 27 hearts and then stitched them together in stacks of three. The thick cardstock made each set of hearts quite heavy. So I was worried about using a tape runner for fear they would fall off the card. As soon as I put them on the card using the Glue Glider Pro, I knew they weren't going anywhere! The bond was instant and strong! I made this card several days ago and they are still just as strong as when I first adhered them. I've used a lot of tape runners, and I can tell you that this would not be the case for many of them!

For my next card, I tried a technique that I had tried before, but using the glue arts vellum adhesive, it was a whole different ballgame! This adhesive comes in a sheet and is intended for use with vellum and acrylic as it "disappears" when used so that it isn't seen through the clear embellishments. I wanted to use it for this because I would be able to cover the entire surface with adhesive easitly and it worked like a charm! I peeled it from it's backing, rubbed it onto the card's surface and then removed the protective covering to reveal the sticky surface (much like you would do with a rub-on). I then proceeded to adhere my 1/4" strips of paper in a batik design. Then, I used the U-Cut it 3-D Foam Adhesive to attach the card front to the base. The foam is nice and thick to give it lots of dimension!
I hope you've enjoyed my cards today! I know that I've really enjoyed playing with them!!

Glue Arts Products Used:
Vellum Adhesive

Momenta Prodcuts Used:
ST-4833 Kaleidoscope Sticker Kit
PK-2361 Kaleidoscope 12X12 Scrapbook Pad

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Dear Santa....

It's time to share another layout made with the Wonder collection from Authentique.  Our sweet puppy, Duffy, looked a little too cute in front of the Christmas Tree.  So, I decided to scrap his first Christmas with a letter to Santa.  In the letter he explains that he's just a puppy and this is his first Christmas, so he's asking for forgiveness for the few naughty things he's done this year in the hopes that Santa would bring him a new bone!

Here's a closeup of the Christmas Tree adorned with some Pebbles Candy Dots (LOVE those things!).
I've been asked to do a tutorial on how to make that cool origami Christmas Tree.  I'll be sharing that on the 19th, so be sure to check it out!  Don't forget, all Authentique and Paper Smooches products are 25% off for the whole month at A Walk Down Memory Lane!  Have fun!

Thanks for stopping by!  I'll be back with more fun stuff to share in a few days!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Jaunary is Authentique month.... A Walk Down Memory Lane!!  We are featuring Authentiqe and Paper Smooches Stamps this month and that means YOU get to take advantage of a 25% discount all month on all instock products from these manufacturers!

I have been having a TON of fun with Authentique products and I LOVE the projects i've made.  I know that all of the scrappy websites feature all of their Christmas goodies before Christmas.  But, I for one, don't scrap Christmas layouts until after Christmas!  I like to scrap the photos while the magic and memories are still fresh in my mind.  The Wonder line was perfect for this layout and for preserving this fabulous memory.

This photo of my daughter opening her Kindle Fire from Santa makes me smile every time I see it!

Here's a close up of the ornaments.  I don't have a die or a cricut cartridge to make these, so I used clip art that I found online to create a template in several different sizes to trace and cut out on my patterned paper.  I added some stickles and some Best Creation glitter cardstock (best stuff EVER!) to finish my ornaments.  Then, I "hung" them with some embroidery thread from my stash.

Here's a close up of the title work.  I used some Lily Bee cardstock alphas (best alphas EVER) and added some Stickles to the black Thickers to "jazz" them up a bit.

I have more projects to share, but I'm going to make you come back to see those!  Tee-hee!  Thanks for stopping by today!