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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Spring Card - Owl Miss You!

I created this card to participate in Crafting with Cristina's Flip- Flop, Spin & Pop companion challenge.
It is called a "Spring Card"
For a tutorial see Sandy's tutorial. Great tutorials at Splitcoaststampers!!

This is how it goes in or/and comes out of the envelope,
than it springs up! hence the name.

Supplies used:
BG Olivia collection - double sided paper
K&Co - chipboard tag covered (sanded and inked) with BG Olivia paper
Brides (Bride's Magazine) - flowers
The owl was made by my BFF as a swap - My first die cut swap at Serenity Scrappers
Chalk inks
Black fine Sharpie pen
Half pearls
Hemp cord

Friday, July 16, 2010

Minnie Mouse Two-Page LO

Thursday, July 15, 2010


FIRST the Martha Stewart ones available at HSN
on July 19th -- and the MS Cricut Cake in white
These are from the Hello Thursday!!!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

BG POTM April 2010

I created this layout using the Page Of The Month Kit from Basic Grey!

My BFF Abby and I are hooked and love Basic Grey paper and kits.  I specially love the ones designed by Kelly Goree mostly using Becky Fleck's Page Maps.  We are so hooked, that we order as a retailer the minimum (12 kits) just so that we can always have them at the lowest price... we were able to recruit (LOL) our family and friends to buy them from us every two months so that we do not have to sell the others on ebay or somewhere else.  (sometimes we do end up with one or two kits left over that we buy ourselves or?)
Anyway, this is how I got hooked on scrapbooking!!!! just about 9 months ago!
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Monday, July 12, 2010

Blog Candy Winner of my Heartstrings Blog Hop!

I added the widget for the random.org in my blog, and could not figure how to copy and paste results, so I took a picture!   #10 was chosen.   Michele email me so that I can mail your prize at scrapabookaholic at hotmail dot com.

Michele said...
Cute, Cute and cute!! The whole layout is adoreable!! I especially like the swing you made for the bear. So easy to do... but adds so much more to the overall feeling of the page. The littlest things can go a long ways!! (I'm already a follower of your blog :-) ) AWESOME Blog Candy!!!
July 7, 2010 10:11 AM
Don't forget to still visit Shelly at Heartstrings to enter your Fun In The Sun project for a chance to win some more blog candy. You have until the 18th!!!!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Fiskars Punches and testament to my addiction!

Today in between doing my niece's make up for her wedding today and getting grand baby dolled up, and getting ready myself, and getting lost while trying to make sure I arrived in time... I was 2 minutes late!! (no damage done!!  (The Wedding party was still getting ready), I was able to create this bag!  It was on my mind and I just could not let it go!!!
This was created using a lunch paper bag, a door cut using the Christmas cartridge, a piece of acetate cut from a cartridge packaging, a piece of card stock for the roof, some hemp cord and several Fiskars punches!!!

My Joann just started selling these New Fiskars Punches. I got them at 60% off minus my teacher's additional 15% off!!!!!!  What a great buy!!!!

This is the beginner or starter set! and the most expensive at $20 regular price.

You choose your punch and insert it in the starter piece. It fits perfectly, there is no room for mistake, it only goes in one way! It has magnets.

Here you can see the silver part inserted in the starter piece (blue), the punch top (blue and orange) and the clear or guide that gets attached by the magnets.

The starter piece with the punch insert are under the paper bag, and the clear piece of the starter kit is on top of the bag or the outside. There are lines or markings on the clear guide that help you line up your project!

You place your punches top part (again, it only goes in one way, no room for mistake and than your press to punch.

Here you can see that I punched two squares to represent the windows. I than attached the piece of acetate inside with double sided tape, added the door, roof, hemp and sentiment and voila!!!
Again, it was a quick I have to do this or I will die!!!! Testament to my addiction!!!!!
I did not have time to post, but here I am, right after the wedding doing it!!!  LOL
For more info or tutorials go to the Fiskars site!!

Again, this was a quick-get-it-out-of-my-system-or-I-will-die project!!!!
But just imagine the possibilities - grass, flowers, beautiful papers, topiary by the door, on and on!
Fill it with cookies, chocolate!!! (Have I mentioned that I am a chocoholic!!!!!...mmhhh, all this aholic endings to describe me??!!)
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