Sunday, November 23, 2008

Christmas gift and more Magistical Memories

Each year I alter those $1 albums from Target/Wal-Mart that hold 4x6 photos. I take out the insert and then just decorate it.

My mom loves this gift...and she would never let me hear the end of it, if I didn't give her one each year. The Magistical Memories owl was absolutely perfect for this. Papers, ribbons, gold stickers, and buttons are all products from Harmonie.

I sprayed glimmer mist on the whole chipboard piece. Then I inked the owl. I used a pen to color the branch and his eyes. Here is a closer look before I added the pen detailing to the owl:

I then used a pen to give the owl feathers and to add a little extra around the circular frame. I rubbed a little stickes glittter onto the body of the owl as well. The chipboard owl piece is all raised on pop dots. I folded ribbon under the brown pattern paper for a fun touch.

Here is a picture of it added under the sleeve of the album:

Friday, November 21, 2008

Another entry for Magistical Memories

Here is my third creation for the 2nd round of the design team call at Magistical Memories. The gallery is rawkin at Magistical Memories. For this layout, I painted, inked, and stamped some images in the background. I distressed the main photo. I ink and sprayed glimmer mist of the fancy frame, scallop plate, and the lil dinosaurs. (which are all Magistical Memories)

The paper, gold sticker, mosaic tiles, ribbon, and buttons are all from Harmonie.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

More Magistical Memories....

So I am sooo excited to be in round 2 for the design team selection over at Magistical Memories. There is some serious talent in this round, and I am having so much fun creating using the chipboard. Here is a layout using My Minds Eye pattern paper that I received from Scrapbook Express. (They have awesome customer service...not to mention fabulous products and great prices) I also used a fancy frame and 3 folk stars from Magistical Memories on this layout. I inked them and then added stickles around the trim.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Lots of creations to share

Today is the kit reveal at Scrapdango. I made this layout with the sugar kit. I did add in the potty people chipboard from Magistical Memories.

I also made this wall art piece to hold my girls artwork. I was inspired by something similar in Creating Keepsakes magazine.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

More bulbs...

Today I am going to show a bulb I made using rub-ons.

This is another quick and easy gift.

I like to make special ornaments for my girls each year. I try to pick a theme of something they are into at the time.

Sydnee is into princesses and particularly tinkerbell. I made 2 bulbs for her.

For the first bulb I just put some beads, buttons, and gems in the bottom of the bulb.
Then I used rub ons around the outside and finished it off with a ribbon:

For the second one, I filled it much the same way. I used rub ons for her nickname and then I added a crown gem sticker on the opposite side. It isn't the best picture, but I tried to take it so you could see both sides. In the ribbon trim, I added a crown and heart ghost shape that I put a little gem on. I mixed ribbons with soft fibers for the ribbon treatment at the top of this ornament.


Monday, November 10, 2008

Gather your clear bulbs and create with me!

Gather your clear bulbs and settle in. I have lots of fun, easy, and inexpensive ideas to make some neat keepsake ornaments. I will be posting different ideas to decorate them over the next several days. (some of the ideas I have found other places...todays is one I saw at 2 peas awhile back, but I don't remember who the creator was...sorry.)

I will be starting with transparencies. I am going to apologize now for the poor pictures...these aren't the easiest to photograph. The weather was yucky this weekend so I couldn't get very good outside light I had to use the flash inside..but you get the idea at least.
For these you will need:

transparencyclear bulbglitter, beads, or gemsribbon treatment
I took the picture I used for our Christmas cards and made a copy of it on a copier. (so it was in black and white) Then I ran a transparency through to transfer the picture on.

I then used my coluzzle circle cutter to cut the picture in a circle. I added some beads to the bottom of the clear bulb. (You could also use glitter or gems) This will help keep the transparency in place.

Gently roll the circle photo up and slip it through the bulb will spring into place. It is important to use a transparency because the paper will not spring back into place it will remain bent and curved from the rolling.

Add the ribbon treatment to the top of the bulb...and voila...a great keepsake ornament to remember the year by.

I gave this to my husband from the girls.

I also made this one of our Saint Bernard that we lost last October as a keepsake. Here are my samples: (sorry for the photos)

This is so simple and inexpensive!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Tada is having a contest!

You have scrappy gifts to make for loved ones for the holiday season? Why not enter them in a contest to win scrappy prizes for yourself?? The gift is theirs and the image of the project to be sent to TaDa! Easy-peasy!

Find info about TaDa Creative Studios here:

Find all contest details here:

Deadline is December 15th. Send entries to me at: Looking forward to seeing all the entries! Good luck and happy scrapping!!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Super Excited

I made it through to the second round design team call at Magistical Memories. Their chipboard is fantastic. There are 27 girls in the second round. We all will have to use all the same MM chipboard to create some designs. 9 from the list will be chosen to join the team. I am super excited!!!! Congrats to the other girls too!

Monday, November 3, 2008

It's November already

Wow, where does the time go. Our littlest daughter, Shay, has just had a bad bout with her asthma. She didn't get to go trick or treating, but at my mom's church they had a "trunk or treat" and she went to that. She is only 21 months old....I am amazed at how fast they catch on. I really hope that she doesn't go through what she went through last winter again. She was sick all the time. Do we ever stop worrying about our babies?

Here is something I have recently done: