Sunday, June 6, 2010

Quick and Easy

Birthday Card

Birthday cards are always needed and sometimes you need them in less then a few hours! Do I have a card for you!


General scrapbook supplies are need and the following:

1- Close to my heart stamp "Piece of Cake"

1- Cardstock (For this demo the color is Rose)

1- Coordinating pattern paper

1/2 yard- coordinating ribbon

1- Bottle of liquid glass

1- index card (or a 3x5 piece of white cardstock)

Step 1: Cut your pattern down to 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 and with the scrap cut a 1 1/4 inch circle

Step 2: Cut your Cardstock down to 3 1/4 x 5 1/4 and with the scrap cut a 1 inch circle

Step 3: Adhere your 1 inch solid cardstock circle to your pattern paper circle, Adhere your solid square to your pattern paper square

Step 4: Stamp your image onto your index card (or a 3 x5 piece of white cardstock), Color in white colored pencil to match your pattern paper. Stamp your words to the solid circle to create a tag.

Step 5: Ink the daylights out of it! Ink the edge of the cardbase, ink the edge of the index card, inck the tag... More inking the better!

Step 6: Adhere the index card to the solid cardstock square and take that whole unit and adhere it to the cardbase.

Step 7: Wrap a piece of ribbon around the card and tie into a bow at the top. Punch a whole in your new tag and tie it into your bow.

Last step: Take your liquid glue and embellish... In the example I have used it for the plate, 2 beads at the bottom of the base and the flowers at the top... The embellishment part is up to you!

Go take your shower, get dressed, and the present wrapped and by that time the liquid has had time to dry and you have a great homemade card that everyone will think you took days to make!


Well.... For starters you must get a bowl of cereal find that great spot on your sofa, prop up your feet, and enjoy! We need a empty cereal box to start so... Relax and enjoy those Krispies!


You will need your general scrapbooking supplies plus the following:

1- Empty Cereal Box

2- Cardstock-Color A (For this demo I have used RED)

2- Cardstock-Color B (For this demo I have used BLACK)

2- Cardstock- Color C (For this demo I have used WHITE)

2- sheets of coordnating patter paper

1- yard of coordnating ribbon

1- Album insert (Or a few more cereal boxes cut into 6 inch squares and henged together)

Shipping tape/ "Duck" tape

Step 1: Determine what size album you want to make. For this demonstration I have choose a 6" X 6" album. Open the box up and determine how you can get 2 equal cuts out of the box. I use the front and back of the box because I do not like to piece together my albums.

Step 2: Cut the box into 2- 6x6 pieces, also cut 2- 6 1/4 pieces out of Color C (This demo white).

Step 3:Take the 2- 6 1/4 pieces and glue them to the front of your cereal box pieces. Now slit the corners of the white paper in all 4 corners. Bone fold and glue each of the edges down on both the cereal box tops.
Your finished tops should look like the above photo. The reason for the extra 1/4 inch on the white it to create a crisp clean edge for your album. Now your cover is complete.

Step 4: Cut 2- 5 inch pieces of ribbion and adhere them to the inside of your album covers. I use packing tape to be sure no matter how hard they are pulled they are not coming off.

Step 5: With the album insert "henge" the front and back cover to it. I use shipping tape. You are going to cover it up so its not going to be seen... "Duck" tape does wonders!
Step 6: Cut 2 6 inch squares out of each of your colored card stock papers
Adhere 1 square to each side of your album and then decorate as you see fit!

Thursday, April 15, 2010


The April Challenge over at was to create a layout using only BLACK AND WHITE.... and when I say only I mean ONLY! This is a photo of my daughter when she was about a year old... and my attempt turned out ALRIGHT! :) Please enjoy!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Whoo.... are you

Whoo.... are you

The girl's name Dara- is pronounced DAR-ah.

It is of Hebrew origin, and its meaning is "nugget of wisdom".

Biblical: the name of a descendant of Judah noted for his wisdom.

Mi Hija! (My Daughter!)

She's a soft cool rain on a hot summer’s day.She makes me laugh with the funny things she has to say.She's the beat of my heart, and the air that I breathe.She's the sun and the wind, and autumn’s golden leaves.She's the pride that I feel when I know she's done what’s right.She's that warm feeling I get, when I remember tucking her in at night.

My husband and our daughter Dara at 7 months! You just have to love the bound between a Father and his Daughter!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Introduction to YO-YO's!

The following is a step-by-step on how to create a YO-YO!

Supplies you will need:
- 1/4 yard of Fabric
- Needles (Size 11 prefered)
-Thread (Sew machine thread will do)
-Button (Just for that added extra)
Step 1-
Cut your fabric
The size of your yo-yo will be approx. 1/2 the size of the circle you cut!
4 inch circle= 2 inch yo-yo

Step 2- Folding and sewing!
Put a knot in your thread, and thread it through the "right" side of your fabric (The good side of your fabric) your going to hand sew approx 1/4 inch apart.
Step 3: Pull it tight!
After you have sewed all around pull the string sight. This will create a circle in the middle. Create another knot at end. (So that your Yo-Yo doesnt come undone...)

Step 4: Cut the thread!

Now embellish! I use buttons! I love to use buttons!