Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Trunk Full 0f Baby Memories....

I didn't get a chance to post this before the Ustream show this afternoon. This is the long awaited Baby version for the Trunk Full Of Memories and the Baby Steps Mini Album (a separate pattern). Kits are available on my website.

Tomorrow I will be posting the first project of the 2011 Twelve Projects of Christmas....Wow! my THIRD year! I have some fun projects to share with you. These include FAST mini albums, home decor items, Christmas decorations, and gift ideas. Each project will include a YouTube video and a tutorial here on my blog. Projects will post every other day, starting December 1, thru December 23rd. I don't have a specific time scheduled, but will try to have them by 6 pm Pacific time each day.

Thanks for all the support you all give me throughout the year!!!


Sunday, November 27, 2011

The New Year is coming!

And you know what that means!

The Second Annual NEW YEAR"S SCRAP BASH!!!

Last year was crazy fun, but this year we are going to top it!! AND, we are welcoming Kathryn from Kathryn Scraps (formerly the {Scrap}Beach) to join us for the 1st Annual HANGOVER Party on New Years Day.

We have set up a special blog loaded with information you will want to know in order to participate. Most of the major manufacturer's have GENEROUSLY donated prizes for the giveaway's so you will want be entered into the random drawings for the great prizes we have lined up. Please read the new blog information VERY carefully and follow the directions to sign up for the drawings.

Here is the link to the New Year's Scrap Bash Blog!

Have an AWESOME week!


Friday, November 25, 2011

Thank You 7 Gypsies!!

As many of you know, I LOVE 7 Gypsies products and use them A LOT! Today they are are featuring my Enchanted Haunted Castle as their 7 Gypsies Facebook Friday project of the week!

To see how the draw bridge works and the mini inside, check out my Youtube video

For those who missed it on Ustream and the Pink Mini's Auction, here is the Princess version...

The Gingerbread version was posted here on my blog back on October 17th.

Thank you 7 Gypsies!


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Snow Globe Pattern is up!

The Snow Globe pattern is up on the website. I am excited to work on this project with you on Friday and Saturday Don't forget that class will be at 7 pm on Saturday to allow time for everyone to hit all the great sales!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Snow Globe Mini Album Project

I have been working on the samples and pattern for the Snow Globe Mini Album Project that we will be starting on Ustream next Friday. I am very excited with how they are coming out! The Bo Bunny Snowfall version kits are sold out. I still have some of the Basic Gray Nordic Holiday Version kits avialable on the website. I am trying to complete the pattern sometime tomorrow and it should be up either tomorrow or early Tuesday. (Watch for the announcement that it is up here on the blog.

Here is the Snowfall Version

And the Nordic Holiday Version

The base of the snow Globe contains an acrylic mini album!

During class, I will show you a fun new binding that I am using on this project.

Don't forget, I am doing my LAST "substitute teaching" for Katherine from The Scrapbeach tomorrow evening at 5:30 pm Pacific time. We will work on the baby album for the Baby Version of the Trunk Full of Memories if I can have it ready in time......

Friday, November 18, 2011

Email breakdown

At 9:30 this morning my inbox on my email DISAPPEARED. I didn't click anything, it is just...


Not there...


So, if you have emailed me recently and not gotten a response, please email me seems to be working now. I think a call to AOL is in order....



Thursday, November 17, 2011

Recipe Book Pattern and Kits...

The Leftovers Recipe Book pattern...

... and the Let It Snow Sno-globe Mini Album kits are up on the website.

Bo Bunny Snowfall Version (Sold Out)

Basic Grey Nordic Holiday Version

We will make the Recipe Album tomorrow night during my regular Ustream show at 7 pm Pacific.

See you then!


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Ustream today!

We ARE having a Ustream show today! We will make a Advent Calender Tree (I switched from the Wreath....liked the Tree better) out of Configuration Box inserts. Class begins at 12 Noon Pacific.

Here is the supply list and measurement sheets are below. Click on the diagram to enlarge and save.

Here's what you need for your Advent Calender Tree:

-(25) Ideology Configuration Box inserts (or similar): (5) 1 5/8" x 1 5/8", (8) 1 5/8" x 2 5/8", (9) 1 1/8" 2 5/8", (3) 2 5/8" x 2 5/8"
-White card stock or patterned paper of your choice
-Number stamps, stickers. or electronic cut-outs
-Inks, punches, stamps, and embossing powder
-Adhesive and glue
-Acrylic Paint

I would like to thank Tim Holtz for the shout out on his blog! Congrats also to Jim at MenDoScrap! I feel like a proud Aunty! I have received a flood of emails regarding my CHA projects (mainy the clock), as well as the Enchanted Castle. The patterns for those projects are available on my website. Unfortunately, all the kits for these projects are sold out.

See you all in just a bit!


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Snow Globe Mini....

For those who missed the Sneak Peek of the Let It Snow snow globe mini album project on last nights Ustream show, here is a tiny taste of it. I will have the kits up tomorrow and the patterns up on the website as soon as I can. I am hoping to have more the mini inside finished for the Ustream show tomorrow...

During tomorrow's show, we will be using up those leftover tiny Configuration boxes to create a Wreath (or Christmas Tree) Advent calender. I will have a supply list and photo up here on the blog later today.

Have an awesome day!!


Monday, November 14, 2011

PJ Party tonight!

Tonight? What?

Yep! Kathryn from the {Scrap}Beach is in the process of moving so I volunteered to host her show for her for tonight, Thursday afternoon and next Monday night. The shows will be on MY Ustream Channel but with HER time schedule:

Monday, Nov 14, 5:30 pm Pacific
Thursday, Nov 17, 11 am Pacific
Monday, Nov 21, 5:30 pm Pacific

These shows are in ADDITION to my regularly scheduled Wednesday and Friday/Saturday classes. You will be sick of me by Nov 28th when Kathryn returns to her regular schedule!

Tonight we will finish up the Poinsettia Album. On my regular Wednesday show, we will be making an Advent Wreath using all of the little Ideology Configuration boxes left over from the CHA Clock and CA sewing box projects. We will finish up the Advent Wreath on the Thursday show. (I will post a supply list by tomorrow). On Monday and Wednesday of next week I will demo the Little Baby Album for the top compartment of the Baby version of the Trunk Full of Memories (Kits/supplimentl pattern will be available mid-week this week)

So, for tonight, let's get all comfy and wear our pajama's. We will even be giving away some of Kathryn's favorite things!
Shhhh! Don't tell her!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Poinsettia Mini Album

Here is the Poinsettia Mini Album that we will making during this tommorrow's Ustream.

The pattern is available on my website. I also have Paper Only packs available (Paper ONLY, no embellishments)

Class will be at 7 pm Pacific time on Friday.

See you then!


Sunday, November 6, 2011

The PINK MINI High Bidder list is UP....

The Pink Mini's 2011 to benefit the Susan G Komen Foundation is up over on my Pink Minis 2011 Blog along with instructions for the High Bidders.

We met our goal of $3000!!!

Thank to all the participants and bidders!!

Pink Hugs to you ALL!!!


Welcome Blog Hoppers!!

Welcome to the Handmade Holidays Blog Hop 2011! This 3 day Hop includes over 60 stops with inspiration brimming from every corner. Explore all thoughtful and frugal handmade gifts you could make for the holidays, all in one place on this Hop!

To sweeten to Hop, the participating manufacturer's are offering a gift for you! For every comment you leave on the blogs in the Hop, you ll be entered to win a prize pack from one of the participating manufacturer sponsors! Graphic 45 will be giving away the beautiful Christmas Emporium collection along with the 5x8 Altered Art Box, Altered Art Metal Tin and a Metal Ornate Metal Door Plate. A $75 value!

Here is my project for the hop!

Recipe books make great gifts. This one uses the concept of the presentation portfolio in a handmade recipe binder that stands on your counter! Use your favorite papers and purchased, downloaded or stamped 4 x 6 recipe cards for a treasured gift....just add love and recipes!

I will be teaching how to make this recipe book on my regularly scheduled Ustream classes on November 18th. and 19th.


Graphic 45 Papers:
The Magic of Oz: Tenderhearted Tim Man, Yellow Brick Road
ABC Primer: Calico Kids, Jumping Joan, Games and Playtime
Le Cirque: Le Cirque, Extravaganza
Curtain Call: Leading Ladies
Other Products: Color Box Pigment Ink Expresso, Paper Accents card stock, May Arts Ribbon, Fiskars edge punch,

Enjoy the rest of the hop. Check out these great blogs!

Visit the list of blogs below and leave a comment on each by Nov 7, 2011 at 11:59 PM PST. Each day we will be sharing a brand new list of blogs with brand new projects for you to explore, be inspired by, and create from!

Hampton Art -
Donna Salazar Designs
The Twinery -
Authentique Paper
Glue Arts -

Sabrina Alery Clearsnap
Laura Denison Graphic 45 YOU ARE HERE
Karen Taylor Donna Salazar Designs -
Beverly Sizemore Hampton Art
Kazan Clark Spellbinders
Janeen Shember Authentique Paper
Charlotte Jenkins Clearsnap
Grace Hester The Twinery
Nicole Eccles Graphic45
Audrey Pettit Donna Salazar Designs -
Nan Paturzo Zutter
Jeannie DeGruccio Authentique Paper
Tamara Tripodi - Glue Arts

Friday, November 4, 2011


I have had one of those weeks that feels like I have been chasing myself. The pattern for tonight's class is up on the website. Here is the Neutral Territory Mini Album we will be working on tonight on Ustream:

Tonight's class will be at 7 pm Pacific time tonight and 10 am Pacific time tomorrow.


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Give Thanks today on Ustream...

Today we will make a super fast envelope mini based on the style of one of the mini's I have in Pink Mini's 2011...but with a Thanksgiving theme.

Join us at 12 Noon Pacific time. Click on the Ustream logo to the right to go directly to my channel.

Here are the supplies you will need:

6x6 pd of patterned paper
(6) A-2 envelopes
(2) 5" x 6" chipboard for covers
Coordinating card stock
Punches, dies, and embellishments
Inks and adhesives


Here are the sentiments for the class today. Slightly different typeface... couldn't get the other one to work for downloading from here on the blog....