Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Design Team Wednesday... Prima Marketing Lyric Collection

Hello Everyone!
I made this adorable little book using the Prima Marketing paper line called Lyric Collection that I picked up from Scrapdoodles. I had sooo much of fun with this paper. The colors are so rich and so gorgeous that I was easily inspired. I downloaded the cut file for this album from Silhoutte and easily cut it out using my Silhoutte machine. I was able to cut everything out using my Silhoutte.. even the chipboard. Silhoutte makes a chipboard to use with their machine. It cut like butter. I could not beleve that it was a snap to put together. The book is Lori Whitlock's Chipboard pocket mini album. Each page is a pocket and Lori added extra cuts for to make each insert unique. The great thing about this book is that you can customize it and make it your very own.  
Front and back cover


Inside cover and first page. 

Second and third pages.
Fourth and fifth pages.
Six and seven.

Pages eight and nine.

Last page

I personally love books that have little hidden items that make you just want to open it and explore. When you download the file from Silhoutte, they explain that Lori has a link to watch a video on how to put the book together. The link is The book is super easy and super fun. Have fun!!


Wednesday, April 17, 2013


I saw this Pinkpaislee line at Scrapdoodles and thought it was adorable.  
 The rich colors inspired me to use some of the fabic I
purchased at Mood in New York to create this layout. I used
Pinkpaislee Hope Chest Treasures paper. 
I cut out the dress form using my Cameo. I made the flowers
by punching out several size circles and singeing them on
the ends with a candle. Make sure you don't get your fabric
too close to the flame or you can burn the material. I stacked
several circles on top of each other, punched a hole, and connected
them with a brad.

I was also inspired to make this card using Pinkpaislee Cottage Farms Barrel paper.
I cut out a 4 x 5.25 piece of paper with butterflies using my Cameo. If you
look closer at the picture, you can see I placed fabric under the negative butterflies.
This is just a small selection of the new line. Come down to Scrapdoodles
and check it out. The paper is gorgeous and there is alot more of this
line to choose from.
Happy Scrappin!!!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Graphic 45 French Country album

 French County Album
Graphic 45 makes my favorite paper. When they released this new line, I ran immediately to
Scrapdoodles to pick it up. I was excited to find that they released more than the usual
paper and chipboard embellishments. They also added some thick stock tags and flowers.
 Just looking at this paper inspired me to create this
mixed media album. The paper has so many intricate designs to allow for
all kinds of creativity. I was able to use art textures, fabric, beads, ribbons,
and pearl embelishments that fit perfectly with this line.  
This book is at Scrapdoodles now if you want to stop
by and check it out for yourself!!
I used alot of intricate cutting for this. Use a blade or a small pair of sissors when
cutting out the rooster. I glued it down to a thin piece of chipboard/cardboard
and then popped it up. The sunfowers were completed with art textures and
gold stickles.
I created page 3 by using a thick fiber. I ran a piece of chipboard along
the side for reinforcement when putting the album on rings.
The banner at the top of page 3 is an example of the tags that go along
with the line and the flower on page 2 is also part of the line.

These are probably my favorite pages in this album. I was able to use
fabric and ribbon. The raised cutout page 7 opens to and the envelope
was cut out using my Sihouette.

Pages 7 and 8 are made from a 12 by 12 envelope.  

 Page 10 was created by placing a 12 by 12 piece of cork onto a piece of chipboard. I cut out some of the sunflowers from extra paper and used the art textures. Be careful where you cut because the rest of the flower are used on the next page.
This is the back cover of the book.
Hope you enjoy this book as much as I enjoyed creating it!!!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

5th & Frolic Bird House Book

I love this 5th & Frolic by American Crafts paper that I got at Scrapdoodles.
The colors are wonderful and reminded me of spring. The paper inspired me
to create this bird house mini album. Although it has been cold lately. Here in
Northern Virginia, we have had some warm days. Just the other day I woke up
to the birds singing and the woodpeckers pecking. I love making things with
I was able to find a bird house card on the Silhouette. I cut the card in half and traced it to
make a pattern for the book. The front and back of the book are white chipboard.

I used white paper bags cut down to 7 inches for the pages for the inside pages. I covered them and
I was able to use them as pockets for pictures and tags. I also used a pretty scrapbook tape
to reinforce the hole punches to make the book more durable.

I used the chipboard and stickers that came with the paper set, that I also got at Scrapdoodles,
as embellishments.
Hope you all enjoy!!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

We R Memory Keepers

   I saw this Winter Frost collection from We R Memory Keepers in Scrapdoodles and fell in love with it. There is an entire line of double sided paper with different textures and tags. Scrapdoodles also carries the extra embellishments that come with this line. I loved the buttons and couldn't wait to create with them. This paper didn't remind me of Christmas, but the days that you spend at home in front of the fire when it is icy and cold outside. We have had a couple of those days here in Northern Virginia so I used that inspiration for my layout.

I love working with different textures and lots and lots of layering. The poem is printed on sheer fabric. (For directions on printing on fabric see the directions below.) I also cut out some snowflakes using the same fabric. I cut some snowflakes using my Silhouette and others with my Sizzix. I layered about 4 - 5 snowflakes on top of each other. The buttons are from the Winter Frost collection.

I also created the card below with a little of my left over paper. The bottom of the globe and ribbon was cut using my Silhoutte machine.
Stay warm and Scrap Happy!!
Directions for printing on fabric.
This is a picture that I printed out on sheer fabric. I did this so you would know what it looks like. This is the the same picture that I used in my layout with a piece of white cardstock behind it.
I personally love fraying the edges. Now I have never tried to print on material and wash it, but I have used the spray glue and as long as you leave it alone it will adhere to your pages for many years. I use Elmers Craft Bond Spray Adhesive or you can choose another brand. Take a piece of 8 1/2 by 11 lightweight cardstock and spray the entire piece with the spray adhesive. I lay my fabric down and then use a brayer to flatten the fabric to the cardstock. Make sure there are no bubbles. Next, trim the fabric to the size of the paper.
Run the paper through your printer with your story, poem, or picture. USE NORMAL PRINT QUALITY ON YOUR PRINTER. If you print in best print quality, your words with smear.
After you are finished printing, you can simply lift the fabric from the cardstock. If you are going
to adhere the fabric to a layout, you can sew it on or spray the fabric or layout with the spray adhesive. The neat thing about using the adhesive is that if you place the fabric in the wrong spot, you can simply lift it up again and it should stick down again. Don't forget to use your brayer to fully adhere the fabric to the paper.
Happy Scrappin!!!!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Heidi Swapp Shadow Box

I created this shadow box using the new Heidi Swapp paper from Scrapdoodles.
I was instantly drawn to the colors and versatility of this paper. The colors are rich
and vibrant. I used an Altered Art Matchbook Box from Graphic 45 and covered it with
Heidi Swapp papers. I cut out the flower using my silhouette which is
also sold at Scrapdoodles.
The broach on the paper flower is a Couture Accent. When making flowers, make sure
that you add lots of layers and use an embossing tool to get depth. The title on the
front is from FabScraps as well as the clock on the inside.
I embossed both with wheathered white
embossing powder and the watch adornment is just an old watch
I had laying around.

I layered the inside with a cut from the silhoutte and the butterflies are Vivienne Butterfly
craft die and Darla Butterfly craft die. I also popped up the pictures and the clock.
I also created the tag below using the Heide Swapp paper I got from Scrapdoodles.
One of my favorite things to do in scrapbooking is stacking and creating textures.
I do this alot by adding fabric to my projects and pages. I usually use sheer fabrics
so that you can still see the paper beneath. To use fabric in your scrapbooking, I
just use an aerosol spray glue and spray the fabric. I use a brayer to
place the fabric on the paper. If you make a mistake, it is easy to just pull
the fabric up and replace it without spraying it again. I don't always put my
fabric down perfectly because I like the different textures that I get. After laying
down the fabric on my tag, I sprayed it with perfect pearls.
I love to print on fabric from my printer and fabric is also easily stamped.
Hope you enjoy!!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Nutcracker Sweet Chipboard Album

The Nutcracker Sweet

Chipboard Album


The Nutcracker Sweet paper is from Graphic 45 that I got at
Scrapdoodles in Fredricksburg, VA. 
Many people choose not to usethis paper because of the graphic images.
They feel that they don't want to cover up the graphics on the paper with
other pictures. Making a mini album is an easy and fun way to use
Graphic 45. The above is the cover of my album.
I cut out chipboard 10 1/2 by 10 1/2. I like to cut out little pieces of the main
pictures and pop them up. I mount the little pieces on additional chipboard and pop
them up for a dimensional look. I added dew drops and diamond dust for some bling.
This is the inside cover and a smaller second page. It is easy to cut out the different
pieces, mount them on chipboard and pop them up. Even when not popping with foam dots, you can get a nice dimensional look just by mounting onto chipboard and gluing directly to the paper.

On the half page, I created a little fold out booklet. One side is paper of the
Nutcracker story and the other side can be used to mount photos. The string
is thicker than the regular bakers twine. I really liked the weight of this string. It
is Teresa Collins Christmas Cottage Trims that I purchased at Scrapdoodles.  

The back of the half page and page two.

I really like to create pockets and tags. On page three, I used this technique. I cut out some of the bigger pictures from the Graphic 45 paper and mounted them with tags or mounted chipboard. You can pull out these little pages and mount pictures on the back.

Backside of half page and page four. I place an envelope on the half page and placed some cutouts on it.
On page four I made another little booklet.

The last page of the album. Do be afraid to put pictures on the outside of your
album as well.

I really like the idea of chipboard albums and printing out your pictures in many different
sized and gluing them throughout the book. When I was creating this album, many people asked why I placed things a certain way. I love albums where you can find something new
everytime that you look at it. I had alot of fun creating this and I hope that you enjoy.