Thursday, January 22, 2009

Valentine's Day Piecings, Layouts and Albums

Well, I have to admit that I'm not a big celebrator of Valentine's day, and I was trying to figure out why. Then it dawned on me that I should be. It is usually the one day a year that we tell everyone how much we love them. Here are some of my latest love filled, love themed items. We don't' have to have everything in reds, pinks, and fru fru--now don't take that wrong, I love fru fru too, but not all the time, and I'm not a red and pink person for more than a few times. Here are a few different takes on "love" themed items. How do you say "I love you"?

Love you to the Moon

Slider box to fill with candy

6x6 paper bag album

Wild Thing I Love You page starter set.

Love Bug page borders
My point is that your options for showing someone that you love them in your crafting are unlimited. Let your imagination run wild! Drop me a line and let me know how you're showing your love in your paper crafting for Valentine's day or just because. HAPPY SCRAPPING!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Refelction Image Stamping Technique

Hello everyone. Here are a few recent cards I made using this technique. The first one I made with wet craft ink stamped onto a glossy cardstock and transferred the image that way. The second one I used a new technique which was really slick! Here are the cards, and look below for the instructions. HAPPY STAMPING!

Ok. Now you try it! I'd love for you to send me some of your creations with this technique. Send me a pic and I'll post it for others to view.


  • Desired Stamp
  • Piece of Cardstock large enough to accommodate 2 images of selected stamp
  • Ink pad
  • Ziploc baggie (large enough to accommodate 1 image of selected stamp)


  1. Stamp image onto upper section of cardstock (ensure that you are leaving enough room to stamp the image a second time)
  2. Stamp the same image onto the Ziploc bag (I usually make sure the bag is closed so it’s a little sturdier—the freezer bags work really well).
  3. Make sure you hold the bag securely so that it doesn’t slip as you stamp—you may consider taping it to your work surface with masking tape.
  4. Turn the bag upside down to line the image you just stamped onto the baggie underneath your cardstock image
  5. Press the image onto your cardstock being careful not to slide the bag over the paper.
  6. Remove bag and viola, reflection image!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone!

I hope that you had safe and wonderful holidays. The ladies in my eBay scrapbook group SMIC started the year off with a Valentine theme layout challenge. I tried to make something different, and the photo below is the final product.

Did you make any New Years Resolutions? I did. Here they are for everyone to see.
  1. Lose weight
  2. Scrap more and try new techniques and styles than I usually do (I know I can't be the only person that tends to use the same layout all the time!)
  3. Organize my scrapbook room so I actually use all the stuff I already have.
To go along with resolution number 3 here are some pictures of my scrapbook/craft room. We'll see where the new year takes me!

Do you have any suggestions for me for organizing my craft room? I welcome any comments!
Talk to you later!