Saturday, October 31, 2009

Family Fun

Another DT layout for September. Paper from Crate Paper. Embellishments and alphas from K&Co.

I love this picture of Charlton and Mackenzie!

Calendar Class

Magnet Board

I know, another picture of me, right? Well, I'm not that conceited. Beth asked the Design Team Members to each make a magnet board. We picked the paper, flower, ribbon and embellishments that showed our styles the best.

The beautiful flowers and bling are from Prima. The paper is from Pink Paisley and there is a spotted pink Bazzill cardstock. The initial "R" is a magnetic wooden letter.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

August DT Layouts

GCD Papers cut into squares and sewn onto scalloped paper. I took this picture of Chloe at the farm earlier in the year.

Seven Gypsies papers. This was a pic from Mother's Day a few years ago.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

It's a Swarm!!

What a fun Cricut class we had this afternoon! It was a fun group of ladies and I hope they learned a lot. They all seemed to have a good time.

Chloe took this picture of me teaching. I don't know WHAT I was talking about, but it looks very intense. :)

It's so fun to hear everyone's Cricut cutting at the same time. It's a SWARM!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Cricut Expression Class

This morning when I opened The Scrapbook Junkie I had 4 people signed up for my Cricut Expression class that I am teaching on Sunday afternoon from 4-6p.m. By the end of the day, I had 12 people signed up! Way to read the emails, people!! I am so excited!

Know what it's called when a group of Cricut owners get together with their machines? A "Swarm". I've taught these classes several times before and it is so fun when everyone is cutting from their Cricut at the same time.

This time I am going to remember to bring my camera and takes pictures of the class. If you are in the area and want to sign up... call the store: 281-316-2222.

Monday, July 27, 2009

July DT Layouts

Pink Paisley Papers, Making Memories metal embellishments. Pink Paisley Letters. This is a pic of Steve's paternal Grandmother. I've always loved this pic.

New Reminisce line coming out soon! It's really cute with a stripe paper with different animals, and a colorful stripe on the back of it. The photos are matted with pumpkin patterned paper and the background is a leaf patterned paper. You can find it at The Junkie soon. The "Pumpkin Picking" title is a new Jolee's embellishment.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Making Memories

Made this layout using Making Memories line and Storybook cartridge from Cricut. Don't you just love those big blue eyes!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Beginner Scrapbooking Class

What a fun time I had tonight teaching the Beginner Scrapbooking Class at The Scrapbook Junkie! We made 2, 1-page layouts catered to their specific photos, but using the same layout design each. The ladies did so well! Here are some pics of their finished pages and hard work.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Mickey Book Class

This is an adorable Mickey book! It is 11" tall and 10 pages total. The class is Sunday afternoon July 19th from 1-4 p.m. Call The Scrapbook Junkie to sign up! (281) 316-2222

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

June DT Layout

Oh goody! Another chance to use these precious pictures of Mackenzie! This layout used KI Memories paper line. Plus, the new Heidi Swapp Invisibles (the polka dotted) paper. Glitter alpha stickers are also KI.

Come by The Scrapbook Junkie to see it in person and get some of the products!!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Father's Day Wallets

I made these paper wallets (50 of them!) for a company to give to its employees who are fathers. It was sort of a ""card" to include the message that they received a 1/2 day vacation for all that they do as fathers.

I got the idea from Nicole Heady's blog. I added my own twists like the texture and the closure.

The wallet was pretty plain without any texture on the outside, so I created each side separately and ran each end through my Cuttlebug using the leather texture embossing folder.

Then I put the two sides together using red line tape. The closure is a velcro coin with a metal brad on the outside.

June DT Project

Prima has a cool new canvas album. Each of the DT members got a page to embellish... the final book will be on display at The Scrapbook Junkie. Here is my page, front and back. The embellishments and paper are from Creative Imaginations.

On the back of the canvas page I embroidered some swirly designs and added paper flowers from the CI travel line.

I stamped the circles with my glue pad and added brown flocking.

Using a portion of the acetate overlay, I made a pocket and made tags to go inside.

Monday, May 25, 2009

May Design Team Challenges

Heidi Swapp line of paper with die cuts for dimension. Making Memories small frame. Thickers alpha stickers

Cherry Arte die cut tags and circles. Die Cuts With a View background teal paper. K & Co. brown paper with glitter swooshes. I used circle stamps to add some pattern to the plain cardstock.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Color Purple

Well, it's my favorite color. And it's also the favorite color of the young lady who will be receiving this tin. It is a commission for her graduation and each member of her family is going to put a little something inside.

I used the Wisteria line from Basic Grey. LOVE this line of paper!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Big Letters!

I had fun decorating these wooden letters for Chloe's room. Her colors are teal and brown. I found the letters and some CUTE paper at The Junkie and added a few embellishments....

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Love is in the air....

It's wedding season again! And here's another project for my sis. I love making these altered tins! This paper is from Creative Imaginations and I love the little birds on it. The bird on the front is an embellishment from Heidi Swapp -- it's a mirror! How cool is that? I mounted it on an acrylic circle and layered pearl flowers around it. Every edge has a detail.

I repeated the bird theme on the inside lid, with a smaller mirror bird and more pearl flowers.

Mother's Day Boxes

My sister hired me to make 25 of these boxes for her employees who are Moms. I made 5 of each patterned paper design. They are 4 1/4" square. The box itself is cut from an Accu-Cut die using Kraft Bazzill paper. It's a neutral color so any of the patterened paper goes with it. The matching ribbon on the edge of the lid helps to keep the lid together, as well as tie in the top and the bottom. The flowers on top were also cut using an Accu-Cut die. I cut two of each size flower and folded the petals in half to add a little dimension. I then used pop dots to raise each layer up above the other.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


I'm happy to report that I am ready to begin teaching classes at The Scrapbook Junkie! My first class will be a Cricut Hands-On class. This will be Tuesday, May 5th from 6:30-8:30. Each person brings their own Cricut machine and supplies and we walk through all of the features together. You leave with a sampler of the functions. Cost is $20. Call the store now to sign up!!

Wednesday, May 13th "Spring Things" Basic Grey 2-page layout. Cost: $20.00 Time: 6:30-8:30. Pics are below. We will do some scissor cutting and a little bit of paper sculpting with the butterflies.

I hope you can join us! Even if you can't make the class, you can buy a kit to make it at your leisure.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Finally finished design team project...

Teresa Collins 7x13" black chipboard tabbed book. Robin's Nest Clock Glitter paper, GCD Paris Nights paper line. Teresa Collins clock transparency. Cricut Jasmine font.

My Dad, brother and sister, circa 1962.


Me when I was little, and my children on the lower half. Siblings for life.