Monday, August 8, 2011

Beach Day

Beach Day

Papers: American Crafts, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Brad : Making Memories (but it is covered with a button), Button: Dress It Up (Jesse James), Alphabet Rub-Ons: Making Memories, Pen: ZIG Memory System (Kuretake), Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4, Other: glitter, craft stick.

I made my own embellishments out of patterned paper and cardstock; I made a pinwheel from patterned paper, and the clouds, the waves, and the starfish are cut out from the patterns on the paper. I used my photo editing software to make two photo blocks of 4 photos each. I also used a standard shape in the software as a template to cut the cardstock sun. To pick up the glitter from the patterned paper, I outlined the cardstock sun with glue and added some glitter. I raised three of the starfish with pop up adhesive.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Best

As an end of the year gift, my son's class will be giving their teacher a scrapbook. It will contain a page from every child (35 of them) with their photo and writing. Darren typed in the journaling, and I made the rest of the page. I hope she will like it.

The Best

Papers: Kaisercraft, Scenic Route Paper, Alphabet: Maya Road, Chipboard: Scenic Route Paper, Font: Tahoma, Other: cardstock. Photo by Laura Starks.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Free Digital Stamp - Teddy Bear

In honor of National Scrapbook Day tomorrow, I am giving this digital stamp away for free:

Please click on the image to download. I would love to see what you do with it!

Enjoy, and happy NSD!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Next week, my son will be 10 years old, and I made him a birthday card, based on sketch #216 by Card Positioning Systems:


Paper: Cherry Arte, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Canson, Number Stickers: American Crafts, Paint: Junkitz, Ink: Rubber Stampede, Pen: ZIG Memory System (Kuretake), Adhesive: 3D-Dots (EK Success), Scrapbook Adhesives (3L), ZIG Memory System (Kuretake). Tools: Stamp: Imaginisce, Paper Trimmer: Tonic Studios, Scissors: Fiskars, Other: brush, stamping block, corner rounder, circle template.

Monday, April 4, 2011

March 2011 Published Work

Both these cards were published in the March 2011 issue of ScrapStreet Magazine:

Lucky Day

Supplies: Paper: BasicGrey, Card Base: Halcraft, Brad: Pink Paislee, Markers: Color Workshop (P&M Products), Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4, Font: Franklin Gothic Book, Other: thread. Tools: Other: sewing machine.


Supplies: Paper, Canvas Tag, Buttons: BasicGrey, Card Base: Halcraft, Ribbon: Wal-Mart, Marker: Color Workshop (P&M Products), Pen: ZIG Memory System (Kuretake).

I used this sketch for this card.

Thursday, February 24, 2011


I created this page for ScrapStreet's Screenplay Challenge. I did not have much to write about my daughter's birthday cake, so I simply used a quote from the movie Wall.E as my journaling.

I changed the paper colors a bit to match my photos better. Since I love how it turned out, I think I will also make this page with traditional supplies.


Digital Supplies:
Paper: Sparky Connection by Caged Bird Designs, Fonts: Gunship Condensed, Segoe Script, Tahoma, Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4.

EVE: [EVE repeats "Directive" in multiple languages, ending with... ] Directive?
[WALL-E demonstrates his trash-compacting function]
WALL.E: Ta-dah!
EVE: Ohhh...
WALL.E: Dirrrrr-ect-tivvve?
EVE: Directive?
[WALL-E nods]
EVE: [Eve turns away, sharply] Classified.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

January 2011 Published Work

This card was published in the new GingerScrapsStreet Magazine:

Winter Wishes

Digital Supplies: Kit: Winter Wishes by Jennifer Labre Designs, Font: Glimstick.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

December 2010 Published Work

These projects were published in the December 2010 issue of ScrapStreet Magazine:

Letter to Santa

Supplies: Paper: Pink Paislee, Cardstock: Canson, Rub-Ons: American Crafts, Brads: Pink Paislee, Doodlebug Design, Junkitz, Ribbon: SEI, String: Making Memories, Marker: Color Workshop (P&M Products), Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4, Other: felt, thread. Tools: Decorative Scissors: Provo Craft, Other: sewing machine.

Design Notes: Instead of paper I used felt to make my own embellishments. I scanned my daughter's letter, resized and rearranged the printing and printed this out on cardstock. I made an envelope to hold the original Letter To Santa and some extra journaling. The envelope is also a photo mat. I turned the photos into B/W and used two different photo filters to change the tone and match the paper colors.


Paper, Die Cut, Sticker: Crate Paper, Cardstock: Canson, Ribbon: American Traditional Designs, Ink: Rubber Stampede, Coloring Pencils: Staedtler, Around the Block. Tools: Stamp: Studio G, Decorative Scissors, Hole Punch: Provo Craft.