May 31, 2010

Mojo 141

Happy Memorial Day.
Hope everyone takes the time to think about our fallen heros, whether they be armed forces or our police and fire fighters. They are heros as well. Remember those who put their lives at risk in the line of duty, to keep us all safe.

On that note. My Flip VIdeo Decided to Break this weekend and I lost all my episodes. I am going to be filming using my backup camcorder, while I have mine send back to the manufacter (defect so being replaced) But i to be honest won't be fiming as much because it's not as easy as my Flip. But at least i'm lucky it was under warrenty.

Before a cookout at my friend's house i was able to whip up a quick card for mojo monday ( I'm almost forgot since it's been a long weekend)

supply credits:

Hilary Bazzil Basics Cardstock
Pattern Paper is Carolyn Gavin Greenhouse ( 12x12)
PTI Kraft Cardstock
Value Pack Kraft Paper
Tim Holtz Distress ink,Pumice Stone
Fiskars Large Oval Punch
Fiskars Scallop Dot Border Punch
Various Buttons
Crochet Thread colored with my Rose Pink Copic Marker
hero arts thinking of you sentiment stamp
Pop Dots, atg tape, quick dry adhesive

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May 27, 2010

Episode 22: Double Page Layout (DPL) Wild by Nature

I am burning the midnight oil tonight my fellow crafters. I didn't sleep to well last night ( had a bit of heat rash that was bothering me) and slept in for a good part of the afternoon now my sleep schedule is a bit off. The rest of the family is asleep that I thought that I would take the time to post up my project that I completed.

I really was tempted to fill my layout with little critters and animals but decided that might take away from the cutness of the photos themselves, so i decided to use some flowers from the "accent" feature of give a hoot cartridge. I figure I might go ahead and do a series a projects with this cartridge for a little while since I haven't used it to much.

Please take the chance if you haven't already to sign up for the giveaway, there are only a few days left and I will drawing the winner June 1st.

Supply Credits:

Designer Paper Wild Saffron, K & Company (12x12) stack
DCWV Neutrals Cardstock Stack
Ruby Core'dinations Cardstock
Sakura white Gelly Roll Pen
Tim Holtz Old Paper Distress Ink
Paper Pizzaz Easy Stitches
Making Memories Edge Distresser
Adhesives, ATG tape, Popdots, mini Dimensionals, Zig Pen Tip 2 way glue

May 26, 2010

Episode 21: Trifold You're a peach Card

Wow I'm really dropping the ball lately. I made an episode for an easel card, my computer ate it :( before I could upload it to youtube> yay another video deleted !! I need to save them before I upload them, but life with a squirmy worm of a 7 month old is crazy. I went to the zoo today and that was a blast. I sent my pictures to be developed and will be picking them up! So do you know what this means?!!! Another layout day tomorrow! Hopefully my daughter decides to take a nice long nap so that I can have a chance to craft. We've been out of the house everyday this week since it's been 90s here. And for new york that's incredible!!

Didn't get a chance to take a picture of this project becuase the camera was already packed away for the zoo. Please take a chance to visit my facebook page where you can see the easel card that didn't make it. I more often am able to post there via mobile.


Supply Credits
PTI Kraft Cardstock
PTI True Black ink
Colors from DCWV neturals stack
Breanda Walton Madeline Designer Paper (8.5x8.5)
STudio G Series 42 " You're a peach" cut the sentiment away from image section. FOund at 1 dollar bin at michaels
Pop dots, atg 714, tombow mono aqua glue,
houndstooth and forest branches cuttlebug folders
tim holtz old paper distress ink (my new favorite)

Enjoy the video

May 24, 2010

Mojo 140

I am proud that this mojo monday submission is on time.

I decided to use my 6x6 Kioshi paper pad that I purchased at CKC and from there I just played around. I was going to have my main image be a stamp that I was going to color and layer but after trying around I didn't have the right colors to match close enough. They were too bright and this is more of a subtle card. I then decided that I wanted to use something from "Just because cards" because I didn't make anything with it just yet. Found the little sheep, and when I put it on my A2 Card template on my gypsy I realized that I had to make it really big (5.75) in order for it to be an appriopiate sized image for the card.

Supply Credits
PTI Ocean Tides Cardstock ( Card base)
PTI True Black Cardstock
PTI True Black ink ( for stamping sentiment)
Reflections Cardstock ( grey from neutral stack)
BG Kioshi Pattern Paper (purple included)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Pumice Stone
ribbon, offray
Sentiment- Technique Tuesday - Dog & Pony Sentiments
Adhesives, Tombow Aqua Mono, Pop dots, ATG
Cartridges, Just Because Cards & Gypsy Wanderings

May 23, 2010

Mojo 139:

I just realized today that I forgot to do the mojo monday challenge Eek. So today I'm playing catch up. I was GOING to spend the day preparing for monday's video which is going to be a word book for my daughter, but i thought I would hammer this out while i still had time to enter it's link

Supply Credits
Designer Paper: Hello Sunshine, Cosmo Cricket, ( I got this set for 2.50 from booth)
Black Cardstock: True Black, PTI
White Cardstock: Stampers Select, PTI
Ink, PTI True Black
SakuraGelly Roll Pen, white & black, for stitching and dots
Sentiment, Inkadinkado, Friendly Characters
Ribbon, both of them, Michaels Brand (Floral section)
Blue Cardstock, Scrap of Michaels Brand
the shape is cut from gypsy wanderings at 3 inches
Tim Holtz distress ink, Black soot (for inking diecut shapes)

May 22, 2010

CKC Buffalo 2010

Whew, what a weekend. I spend the last two days in Buffalo for the creating keepsakes convention. Here I am going to share a glimpse of the convention with you guys. I recorded some of my favorite display projects and samples from the booths. I will be leaving the FULL version of the video on my youtube account for you to see.

I wanted to share some of the spots that I found had amazing deals Had an amazing booth where I was able to buy alot of stacks of K and Company Paper for 5 dollars!!! As well as a whole crate of Prima GOt flowers for 6 bucks. I did a quick assestment of their website, and thought it was worth sharing with you

For Punches, and Fiskars scissors, had some really amazing deals on punches. I picked up a few here, :) only 8 dollars, as well as some really great non stick scissors that work suprisingly well on ribbon far superior to my cutterbee scissors

I found an amazing deal on copic markers, and was able to purchase some for 3 dollars each. I took the time to check on my blackberry for the papertreyink matching colors, and picked up 10 markers for only 30 dollars. I was really excited about that. I will post the name of the company if I can remember( i just got home and will have to go through my reciepts)

From Your scrap source, i was able to buy some closeout deals. I got a scrapbook bag for 15 dollars!!!!! I was floored because I saw the same bag at joanns earlier in the week for almost 40.

Needless to say I went home from the past 2 days with Bags and Bags full of supplies.

I was so excited to be a teacher's assistant this year. I assisted Kim from Keller's creations for 3 of her classes( and I love her projects. I was able to complete a really adorable wall hanging once I got home. ( I will have to post pictures of this later)

I hope to be making some projects for you to see starting monday, maybe sunday if I get things put away in record time

May 20, 2010

Episode 20: Perfect Pear Card

Episode 20!! Wow I can hardly believe it :) Once again I want to thank all my wonderful subscribers on Youtube as well as my blog followers. You guys are too kind :) Thanks so much for your kind words

Tomorrow is CKC in Buffalo, And I'm a teacher's assitant so I'm not sure if I will have time to post a episode, but I might just Might take my flip with me and record some of the convention. I dont live close to CHA, but CKC ( creating keepsakes) is the big convention around here. So yay. I will be in classes from 8-noon and then afterwards I hope to be able to pop around the vendor faire.

I hope you enjoy this card for today. it's much simplier than it looks and it's also a good one to use your scraps, which has been my motto lately.

I didn't stamp a sentiment becuase I dont have the perfect one for it, I'm holding out for tomorrow hoping I find a stamp that's fruitful and punny.

Supplies USed
PTI Kraft Cardstock
Pattern Paper- Brenda Walton, Madeline (8.5x8.5 stack)
Sakura white Gelly Roll pen
Solid Cardstock for Pears/ scrap is from DCWV neutrals Staack
Argyle Cuttlebug Embossing FOlder
Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress ink
Ribbon is Offray ( 50 cents at michaels)
Adhesives, Scotch Quick dry, ATG 714, pop dots

May 18, 2010

Episode 19: Berry Best Birthday Card

Continuing with using my cricut cartridge I found a really adorable Strawberry. I seized at the oppurtinuty to once again use my Papertrey ink "Year round Puns stamp set". Just a quick little card

Dark Chocolate Cardstock- PTI
Chocolate Remix Pattern Paper- PTI
Green Cardstock & Red Cardstock- Reflections
Red Ribbon- Basic Floral Ribbon
EK Success, Scallop Dot Punch
Adhesives, ATG, Pop Dots, Scotch Quick Dry (on diecut)

On second thought I wish I would've embossed the Strawberry with my houndstooth Cuttlebug folder, It looks a little plain without the texture



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May 17, 2010

Episode 18: Apple S Fold Card

Hey there Viewiers.

I am so excited to share this video with you guys. It's my first S Fold Card. I decided that I'd like to take a break from create a critter, and make some projects using Preserves since they only thing from it that I have made was just reciepe card ages ago.

I cut the apple diecut at 2 3/4 inches
Designer paper is Scraps of Carolyn Gavin Greenhouse paper
I used Cuttlebug Forest Branches Embossing FOlder on APple core, and sanded with Sanded block. Yellow cardstock is DCWV neuturals stack
Dark Brown cardstock is Bazzil Pinecone
Cardbase is PTI Kraft paper
The grommots used were by making memories
Coredinations Cardstock was Ruby red, used Floral Screen embossing folder, sanded with sanding block
Adhesives, ATG and Popdots



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May 16, 2010

Fin-Tastic card

Hey There viewers. No Episode until monday. I've been really busy spending time with family this weekend and didn't have too much time to make a video to share with you guys. But I did make a really cute fishy card.

It was quick and simple and I personally think it turned out great. Once again thank you so much for all the fantastic comments I've recieved on my youtube pages. I really appreciate it. Also thanks to those fans who send me emails about specific questions. I'm always enjoying conversing with you guys.

Please dont hesitate to use my contact me form, for any questions you do have :) I am also willing to take viewer requests :)

Supply Credits
Pond Life Sentiments- Papertrey ink (5 dollar set again!)
True Black Perfect Match ink- Papertrey ink
Pattern Paper (on fish)- My Mind's Eye Simply Delightful Stack, scraps i had laying around
Sakura Gelly Roll Pen- White
American Crafts Memory Markers- Leaf, Pool, Raspberry & Carrot
Offray Ribbon
All paper was scraps and I couldn'dt even begin to name all the color shades and brands sorry :(
adhesives- Zig 2 way glue, atg, pop dots, scotch quick dry

The fish was cut at 1.5, and the bowl card base was welded and cut at 4.5 inches.

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May 15, 2010

MPS color Challenge

I thought I would use the opportunity to use some more of my scraps. THese colors aren't my usual color scheme. But here it goes. I had to work with some wierd sizes of scraps. And suprisingly I didn't use my cricut one bit.

Supply Credits
PTI- Kraft Paper
Carloyn Gavin Designer Paper
Yellow and Green Solid- DCWV Neuturals Cardstock Stack
Brown cardstock- Bazzil Pinecone (and another scrap of brown, from IDK where)
Ribbon- Basic FLoral Ribbon from Michaels
Adhesives, ATG, Pop dots, Scotch tape
Sentiment- Hero Arts, Thinking of you set

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May 14, 2010

Episode 17: Nuttin' Better Card

Hey everyone,

Today just got away from me. I woke up quite early and made this card ( I swear a vision of it came to me in a dream) and I even made the video, but I left the house leaving my laptop to upload it to youtube, and the laptop died. GRR

Upsetting right?! Other than that I had a pretty productive day. I bought new organizers for my scrap area thanks to a birthday Target Gift card

Today I decided to use Give a Hoot Cricut Cartridge for this card being that I have only cut from it once, I am trying to make a valiant effort to use the cartridges I have before I go out and buy anymore.

Supplies Used
Pti Kraft Paper
DCWV The Guy Stack
PTI Year Round Puns Sentiments set ( another 5 dollar set )
Stickles- Gold
EK success Binder Punch
Tim Holtz Distress ink - Tea Dye
Sakura Gelly Roll Pens - Black & White
Adhesives, ATG, Scotch Quick Dry, and Pop Dots

Also want to thank everyone for the great comments on my youtube page :)

May 13, 2010

Episode 16: Inching by, Wormy Card

I could not stand to wait any longer to make this card. I was seriously holding off until my Peachy Keen Critter Faces stamps come in ( still not here yet!!) but I couldn't wait, the cuteness just overwhelmed me. I doodled the cute little expression on the wormy myself the old fashioned way by putting the pen to the paper, and i think I did a pretty good job. I'm not 100% useless when it comes to drawing.

Supplies used

Kraft Cardstock- Papertreyink
Guide Lines Pattern Paper- Papertreyink
Plum Pudding Solid Cardstock- Papertreyink
Sweet Blush Solid Cardstock- Papertreyink
Sakura Gelly Roll Fine tip Pen in Black & White
Michaels Basic Floral Ribbon
Sentiment- Pond Life Sentiments - Papertrey ink only 5 Dollars !!!
Buttons, (some papertrey, some not, all sorted by color, not by brand anyhoo)
Adhesives ATG 714, Pop Dots, Scotch Quick Dry
Stickles, Cotton Candy

Also Mini announcement, I recieved some emails from a few people who want to enter my giveaway but do not have a blog, or anything, So for this reason I have dropped all the criteria for my giveaway. :) It is still limited to one entry per person, but no other criteria is mandatory. All optional if you want.

Hopefully this makes it easier for those out there who want to join in.
Please leave contact info when you enter thanks again

May 12, 2010

Episode 15: Monkey Business Double Page layout

Hey there viewers.

I woke up pretty early to film this, and i wanted to share alot of things, so i had to decide it into 2 parts. Well double page layouts need twice the time :) This is pretty quick and easy if you cut everything out all at once. I cut all the vines out on one mat, made another layer, cut out the monkeys and Bananas. I didn't show it all but I've shown how to do this in other videos.

I need to get back into my posting groove but it's so difficut now that my daughter is getting so much more MOBILE. Where does time fly? I didn't even get the pictures that I want to use for this page developed, but dont worry I do have pictures that will go here.

I am also thinking about making another page where you can easily acess all of my videos in one go, so look for that shortly. I might have to convince ryan to do that for me when he comes from work. OR.. you can easily access them by going to my youtube channel here

enjoy the video. IF only one part is up that is because I'm editing/uploading the second video. GIve me some time It'll be up shortly

Refelctions autum medium brads
Reflections monkeying around pattern paper- Jungle Life
Reflections Basic Cardstock
Prima Flowers, Tangerine & Honey Dew, Got Flowers Brights Assortment Medium
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist- Dazzling Diamond
Stickles- Cotton Candy, Baby Blue
Darico Self Stick Gems
Sakura Gelly Roll Gel Pen- White
Adhesives, Xyron 250, ATG 714, Pop Dots
Font- Mr & Mrs Popsicle (free)- Kevin & Amanda 
Tools- Gypsy, Cricut, Sure Cuts Alot 2, Paper Pizzaz Easy Stitches Template

May 10, 2010

Episode 14: Welcome home BFF Card

My bestest childhood friend, is finally returning home from her duty overseas in the middle eastl> So I decided to make her a card in honor of her homecoming in a few days.

Supplies Used
PTI Kraft Paper
Refelections Neturals Cardstock (white and tan)
Cosmo Cricket Honey Pie Pattern Paper ( 8x8 pad)
Reflections Small Fall Assortment Brads
Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Corner Punch
PTI Dark Chocolate Ink Pad
American Crafts Ginger Alphabet Stamps
All Night Media Liquid Embossing Sepia Glass finish
Adhesives ATG, Pop dots
Cuttlebug Floral Screen Embossing Folder
I just want to take a time  to let my readers know that I am a contributor to Operation Write home. Support your troops with homemade cards Click here for more info

Back at it again

So this weekend, did not go as I planned. SO here I am at monday doing another post for MOJO MOnday.
This was really quick and simple card. I really wanted to use my new shine Unity Stamp that I got for my birthday over the weekend.

PTI Spring Moss, Sweet Blush and Mellon Berry Solid
PTI, Pink Pattern Design Paper
Offray Ribbon
Unity Stamp- Shine
Adhesives ATG, and Pop Dots

Artist Loft Watercolor Pencils in Light Yellow, Golden Yellow, Light Blue, and Dark Blue, Ocean Blue

May 4, 2010

Episode 13: Strollin Layout, Quick & Easy

hey there viewers,

I'm not going to lie to you all, this is not my best work at all. I was going through my daughters pictures, and realized there were only a few that I didn't scrap, so i thought why not?! Usually I do 2 page layouts, but honestly there wasn't enough pictures. So this is a layout of me making do with what I have. Sorry I'm posting it so late in the day, computer decided not to cooperate with me. UGh! But here it is.

Hope someone out there learns SOMETHING from this.

Supply Credits:
All Pattern Paper: American Crafts- Blue Skies
Bazzil Cardstock: Pinecone & Tropical Breeze
American Elements Blue Skies Brads
Tim Holtz Distress ink- Tea Dye
Sakura Gelly Roll Pen- White
Glitter- Studio G in Sugar