Monday, April 29, 2013

"10 Ways I Love You" Mini Album

Happy Monday crafty friends.

Today I'm sharing a mini album that I created using the My Mind's Eye "Sweetest Thing" collection. I'm just in love with the pinks and yellows in this collection. Gorgeous papers!

This mini album is inspired by the book binding / mini album making designs of one super talented Laura Denison. My favorite thing about this album is that you can use the patterned paper of a 6x6 paper pad and put it together SO QUICKLY.

Here is a video I created showing how to make the covers and pages and how to bind the mini album together.


 My Mind's Eye - The Sweetest Thing - 6x6 “Honey” Paper Pad
My Mind's Eye "The Sweetest Thing" - Honey
found here for $4.19

 My Mind's Eye - The Sweetest Thing - “Happiness” Peppy Paper
My Mind's Eye "The Sweetest Thing" - Happiness
found here for $0.69

 Say It In Crystals Adhesive Jewels 551513
Say It in Crystals Adhesives
found here for $2.10

 Echo Park "This & That - Graceful" - Alpha Stickers
Echo Park "This & That" Graceful Alphabet stickers
found here for $2.09

  Kraft - Bazzill 8 1/2 x 11 Cardstock
Bazzill Kraft cardstock
found here for $0.28

ribbon from my stash
Tags Bags Boxes and More 2

Measurements for the Mini Album:

1. Take an 8 1/2 x 11 paper cut to 5 3/4 x 8 3/4.
2. Score along the long edge at 3/4.
3. Score along the short edge at 1/2 and 4 and 7 1/2.
4. Punch decorative edge along the 1 1/4 side. 
5. Fold and adhere paper as seen in the video.

Patterend Paper mats:
1. Measure 3 x 4 1/2.
2. Cut 6 mats.

1. Large tags measure 3 1/4 x 5. Cut 3.
2. Small tags measure 3 x 2. Cut 3. 

1. Cut patterned paper to 3 3/4 x 6. Cut 4. 
2. Cut thin chip board to 3 3/4 x 6. Cut 4.
3. Cut 3/4 off one end of the chip board. Cut a sliver (1/16) off of 3 inch piece. 
4. Adhere and fold as seen in the video.

Don't forget to check out this week's challenge at the Pumpkin Spice Blog. 
And check out all the amazing deals at the Shop Pumpkin Spice.

Have a fabulous week everyone. I hope spring has sprung where you live.

Monday, April 15, 2013

"Honey Cake" Card

Happy Monday everyone! I am in need of some much needed sun after a rainy and gloomy week. Is warm weather on it's way? I sure hope so.

So I'm a little (maybe a lot ;) addicted to Pinterest. I even have a folder solely for scrapbook/card layouts. It inspires me a lot! So this week I'm sharing two cards I created based off a card I saw on Pinterest.

This is the card I used for inspiration. 

And these are the cards I created!


 My Minds Eye - "Honey Cake" 6 x 6 Paper Pad
My Mind's Eye "Honey Cake" 6x6 paper pad
found here for $4.19

 Echo Park "This & That - Graceful" - Alpha Stickers
Echo Park "This & That" alpha stickers
found here for $2.09

 My Mind's Eye - The Sweetest Thing - “Remember” Stamps
My Mind's Eye "The Sweetest Thing - Remember" stamps
found here for $4.19

There are SO many great deals going on right now at the Shop Pumpkin Spice online store. All the "My Pink Stamper" sets are on sale. The acrylic blocks are on sale with ink pads. That one's an amazing deal. Be sure and check these deals out before they are all gone.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

"Shop Pumpkin Spice" April Blog Hop

Welcome to the April Pumpkin Spice Blog Hop. Today we are celebrating everything eggs.

I created this egg card for my mother for Easter. It was my time to use some serious glitter!! I don't always bust out the glitter, but when I's amazing! After cutting the eggs using my Cricut, I covered them with Glossy Accents and sprinkled them with glitter. To give them some definition, I inked the edges with dark green ink.


 Cakewalk Paper Pad 8"X8
October Afternoon "Cakewalk" 8x8 paper pad
found here for $8.75

 Glossy Accents Mini - .5 oz with Precision Tip - Inkssentials
Glossy Accents
found here for $1.74

 Say It In Crystals Adhesive Jewels 551513
Prima rhinestones
found here for $2.10

Blog Hop Order:
Cheryl (Shestamps):

We'd love to see you participate in this week's challenge : EGGS. So create something hard boiled or sunny-side-up and link it to the Pumpkin Spice Blog.

Now head on over to the super talented Court's Crafts. I'm sure she's got something EGGactly your style!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Make it Monday #110

This is my post for the PTI Make it Monday challenge "Collage Elements".

Click here to the video tutorial on the great technique. I loved creating these collage backgrounds with various image and sentiment stamps and various colors. It was really fun!!

Honey Bee Funny Card

Wow! What a week for this girl. Busy busy busy...just like a bee! I'm so happy to finally be posting this card I created for the following two challenges:

1. The Pumpkin Spice Blog : Spring animal or insect


2. Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog : A card with a joke on it


 MME Lost and Found 3 "Oliver"

  Bee Mine - Paper Smooches Stamp Set
 "Bee Mine" Paper Smooches stamp set
found here for $14.99

I used the Cricut cartridge "Give a Hoot" to cut out the bee and the flower. 


Monday, April 1, 2013

"Paradise" Birthday Cake Card

Happy Monday everyone!

I think I've been stuck in a crafty rut. Boo. I'm blaming it on the gloomy weather we've been having. All the cloudy days filled with rain and fog have bummed me out. So to cheer myself up, I made some birthday cards using some summer paper. And it did the trick!! I've been in a summer time mood all day.

I started with some scrap paper I had from the "Paradise Beach" paper pad. Using four different patterned paper, I cut the paper into 1/4 inch strips. Then I took a piece of copy paper measuring 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 and ran adhesive all over it. I laid the strips in a diagonal pattern across the copy paper. It created this really cool and unique patterned paper.

Using my Cricut I cut out a simple silhouette of a birthday cake and cut a square around the image measuring 4 3/4 x 4 3/4. I did some simple white pen outlining and stamping with a "Happy Birthday" stamp from my stash. Super easy, fast and adorable card.


 Echo Park "Paradise Beach" - 6x6 Pad
Echo Park "Paradise Beach" 6x6 paper pad
found here for $4.19

 Kraft - Bazzill 8 1/2 x 11 Cardstock
Bazzill Kraft Cardstock
found here for $0.28

 JUTE  3 Ply - over 9 yards
Jute twine : 9 yards
found here for $0.69

 My Mind's Eye - The Sweetest Thing - “Together” Enamel Dots
My Mind's Eye : Enamel Dots
found here for $2.79

Have a wonderful week everyone! Don't forget to participate in this weeks challenge at the Pumpkin Spice Blog. The challenge is "Use a spring time animal or insect in your project". How cute is that!! Just click here to check it out.