Thursday, May 30, 2013


Happy Thursday!! I decided to post a quick page I created that focuses on some prints from a photo booth. We went to our first Bar Mitzvah last year and this was one of the souvenirs that we came home with. It was so fun!!

I started this page by stenciling the brown circle design on the kraft background. I then used a toilet paper roll and ink to create the larger circles. The red paper was created by using different colored ink and some stamps. I tore the left edge, adhered it to the page and then used three kinds of tape and a white paper frill border. The camera, title and round sentiment sticker were adhered last.

I hesitated to even post this because I am actually in the photo. I am not a big fan of photos of myself!! However, I loved how this page came out and I think the design enhances the photos.

Thank you for stopping by!!


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A Birthday Set!!!

Hello!! Just stopping by to show you a little set I created using some Avery Elle stamps.

I first created the card. I stamped background using a stamp from "All Squared Up" in orange on a 4" by 5 1/4" piece of white cardstock. I then stamped different colored hexagons using some matching stamps in the set. In some of the spaces that I didn't stamp, I put dots of Stickles glitter glue for a little shine.

I then adhered the background to an orange card. Next I adhered a yellow paper frill and a piece of patterned paper 1/3 of the way down from the top of the card. I stamped the circle in orange and the sentiment in pink using the same Avery Elle stamp set. I adhered it over the pink watercolored border. I added the punched heart because I thought the card "needed" an extra something.

Here is a close up of the details of the card.

After all the glitter glue was dry, I stamped the inside of the card.

I used a PTI sentiment stamp and stamped the hexagons from the Avery Elle "All Squared Up" set in different colored inks that matched the front of the card.

I really liked how the card came out so I decided to make a matching tag. I figured that the next birthday gift I give I will be ready for. I will have a card and a tag to embellish the gift!

I copied the design of the tag almost exactly from the card. The only difference was I stamped the PTI "make a wish" sentiment instead of the "just for you" sentiment. I added a bit of orange Stickles glitter glue to make the top of the i. Now all I need is someones birthday.

Thank you for stopping by!! Have a great Day!!


Monday, May 27, 2013


May has been a month of birthdays. It is too bad that I was not great at remembering everyone's special day. No matter how hard I try, I just cannot get my cards out on time. That does not mean that I don't try.

The first card I created was intended for my sister and is very simple. I actually copied the design from a pin but for the life of me, I cannot find it on my board.

I used layered a die cut piece of Kraft card stock over a piece of Basic Grey Paper. I then die cut a word window from white and stamped the celebrate using different color inks. I an pretty sure the celebrate is a PTI stamp but for the life of me, I don't know from which set. The finishing touch was to add some sequins.

I also stamped the inside using PTI's "Birthday Style" set but I forgot to take a photo of it.

The next card I created for my nephew who turned 14 on Saturday. It seems like yesterday that he was born!! Charlotte thought this and my last card were too "girly" but I over ruled her opinion!!

Again I totally lifted this card. The chevron stamps are from Avery Elle and I used Stickles glitter glue in red, green and orange to make the card pop. I think next time I would use glitter paper as I had a hard time staying in the lines. The sentiment is from PTI and I added the sequins for more pop. I like how this card came out for the most part and will be duplicating it in the future.

The last card was really simple. Again, I copied the original design from somewhere unknown. I need to go through my Pins on Pinterest because I have too many to shuffle through to find the posts to give credit to the original designer. I apologize if any of these were yours.

I created the present using Washi tape. I created the bow by die cutting pieces of felt using the smallest die from PTI's notched flower dies. I die cut three felt flowers. I folded the first one in half and adhered it together using a glue dot. I folded the next two flowers in quarters, adhering them together with glue dots and then cut the edges to "fluff" them out a bit. I then adhered each quarter on top of first. I like how it came out but think that I will try using an alternative adhesive as the glue dots did not hold the felt all that well. I stamped the sentiment from PTI's "Birthday Style" set and created the banner myself.

That is all for today. Thank you for stopping by!!


Monday, May 20, 2013

Dyeing Sequins Part 2!

I have been busy with projects over the last couple weeks. One of the things I have been trying to do is to dye sequins. In my first post about this process, I used alcohol and ink pad re-inkers to dye white and off white sequins with only moderate success. Two weeks ago I gave it another try with RIT fabric dye.

I decided to do it outside because I knew if I made a mess, I wouldn't ruin anything. I bought the liquid Rit dye because it was easier then mixing up powder. I followed the direction on the container and added some salt to the mix. I used two colors-a yellow and an orange. I also tried to dye transparent and white sequins this time. I figured that one of them had to work!!

I was totally wrong, though. This experiment was an EPIC fail. The sequins failed to take on any color after the first hour. I thought if I left them out longer, they might actually change color. I was wrong. All the dye did was become thicker and dry up. I wound up dumping the sequins out and rinsing them with water so I can use them in their original form.

Sometimes being cheap does not pay. I wound up finding a sold sequins for a $1.25 a package. I stocked up!!

While I was shopping, I also ordered from Paper Trey Ink. Last Thursday was like Christmas with two packages in the mail!!

Shhh!! Don't tell my husband!!! Now all I have to do is find time to play with all my stuff!!

Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day!!


Thursday, May 9, 2013

National Scrapbook Day Pages

This past Saturday was National Scrapbook Day. I hosted the challenges at and it was so much fun!! I was not able to create scrapbook pages for each challenge but I was able to finish two. I am such a slow scrapbooker so two pages was good for me.

The first challenge was to pick an article from and create a layout or card that was inspired by that particular article. I had a really hard time choosing but finally settled on a sketch article that featured travel layouts from Prague by Amy Sotolongo. Here was my take on the sketch:

I had extra fun creating this page because I dug through all my drawers and used so many products on this page. Chipboard, die cuts, felt flowers-it is all there. I plan to use this layout design again on a canvas I want to make for my entryway.

The second challenge I finished was another sketch challenge. I created the sketch below in Photoshop pretty much copied it exactly.

I had a lot of fun creating the layers and using conversation balloons for my journaling. Again, I pulled a lot of things out from my stash to layer on here.

I know NSD is over but if you need some inspiration, come on over to the Scrapjazz SJ Challenge Central board every month to complete new challenges and win some prizes. The next challenges will be posted on the first of June.

I hope you enjoyed your time here today. Happy Thursday!!