Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Get Published!!

If one of your goals this year is to be published, don't forget to submit...

SNR is accepting calls yet for April-give it a try!

April Calls

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sketch #45 at Creative Scrappers

I am excited to be presenting my take on Sketch #45 from Creative Scrappers. I think this sketch was awesome and the design team completely rocked it--have a peek over on the blog .

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Scrapbook News and Review-March Issue Debuts TODAY

Ok, I'm really excited about SNR's March issue. It debuts TODAY and I can't wait to browse through all the pages, eye candy, tutorials, tips and tricks. There really is something for every scrapper, card maker, stamper, digi gal, or altered art lover. Go here SNR, check it out, purchase the subscription-and get inspired!! And ladies, not only does SNR's magazine rock the forum is chock full of product reviews, inspiration, and friendship-so sign in over there, have a look around and come hang out with us. We'd love to have you join in on the fun!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Creative Scrappers Design Team

I'm thrilled to be serving a third term as a design team member at Creative Scrappers. I love the sketches, the forum family and the challenges. This is so exciting and it looks like another fantastic group of girls designing with me! Every week Kristine posts a weekly sketch challenge and the pages that are created from those sketches are AMAZING. Stop on by if you want to be inspired!!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Spring Fling Crop

There are buds on the trees and the birds are singing. We see flowers, and the weather is warming up. Whether Spring has made it to your area, or you only wish it had- Scrapbook News and Review has the perfect Springtime Celebration. Come celebrate Spring with us at the SNR Spring Fling Crop, Sat, March 21st. From 12-6 pm CST, we will have games, challenges, mini classes and loads of Scrapping inspiration in the forums. This is a grand afternoon of fun, planned for everyone's enjoyment. Are you are scrapper or a card maker? Traditional, digital or hybrid? Do you love paper? So do we- and we have something for everybody! The fun will start with at noon CST, with a handful of Spring themes and inspired Challenges. These will be open for any form of project: scrapbook, cards, altered or digital. The fun continues with mini classes on a variety of topics and techniques, held hourly, all afternoon. Our talented staff and contributers have outdone themselves with these classes- and you are going to love it! As if all that wasn't enough, just when you are ready for a break- we'll be there for that too. The forum will be filled with fun topics, games and conversation to keep the party hopping. Makes plans to join us this Saturday, 12pm CST, on the SNR Forums. It is going to be a great day of Springtime Fun!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Spring Fling Blog-a-Log at Scrapbook News and Review

Here's a quick tutorial on how to transform your empty tissue boxes into adorable Easter Baskets. These would be great gifts for teachers, parents, or someone in a nursing home-an easy gift that will be sure to brighten some one's day. Follow along, if you have any questions, please feel free to email me or leave a comment. I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Supply List
  1. One empty "square" tissue box
  2. One sheet of 12x12 Spring/Easter patterned paper (not card stock-it would be too thick)
  3. Glue stick or other liquid glue
  4. utility knife or scissors
  5. ruler
  6. pencil
  7. coordinating flowers, stickers, buttons any embellishments will do
  8. 2 brads
  9. small hole punch
  10. 12 to 15 inches of ribbon or ric rac
  11. 1 inch strip of coordinating card stock
Step 1. Find an empty "square" tissue box.

Step 2.

Measure 3 inches from the bottom on each side and draw a line around the box.

Step 3.

Cut along the line using a utility knife or scissors.

Step 4.

Choose your favorite 12x12 Easter/Spring patterned paper (note*card stock will be too heavy), liberally apply glue to the bottom of your box with a glue stick or other liquid glue.


Place box bottom in the center of your patterned paper (wrong side)
Using a ruler, draw lines from the corner of the box to the corner of the paper

Step 6.

Cut the diagonal lines with scissors.

Step 7.
Liberally apply glue to one fan of paper and begin wrapping your box. To do this, wrap the first, then follow by wrapping the opposite side. Once you have two opposite sides wrapped, your box should look like this...

Continue in the same manner, liberally applying glue and wrapping, making sure to fold the top edge into the box, this creates a nice edge around your basket.

The sides of your box should then look like this...

Step 9.

Once your box is covered with the patterned paper, I took each side, pressed and gently rubbed it on a flat surface to smooth clumps and make sure the paper is adhered to the box.

Step 10.

You may begin decorating your box. I chose to add a wide ric rac to the top edge of my box, you could use any ribbon or other patterned paper or trim.

Step 11
Add flowers, buttons, stickers, whatever you like, the skies really the limit on this one.

Step 12.

To attach the handle, I first punched a small hole in the sides of the box where my paper overlapped, I then cut a 1 inch strip of coordinating card stock and then added a decorative strip of patterned paper to adorn my handle.

Punch small holes 1/2 inch from each end of the handle strip. Match your holes on the handle to the holes punched in the box and attach with a coordinating brad.

Match your holes on the handle to the holes punched in the box and attach with a coordinating brad.Voila, your basket is finished, all you need to do is add some Easter grass and treats and you have a beautiful, thoughtful, RECYCLED gift for someone special!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Sketch #43 at Creative Scrappers

Here's my page for Sketch #43 at Creative Scrappers. This sketch is by Kristine Davidson.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Citrus Tree Challenge

Over at Citrus Tree Studio they have a wide array of monthly challenges. I went for the sketch challenge. This sketch is by Jana. I decided to use the new Mark's Paper Co for this page since I was trying to go vintage. I think it worked out ok.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

My first page with the new Sass Lass

I was beyond blown away by the new lines. I have to say, from the sneaks, I was slightly skeptical, but still new I wanted it all--now I wish I would have ordered more!! It's so awesome! Here's the first page I created using, the Anthem line, which I thought would be the one I'd use the least-and it worked great for this lollipop pic--at least I think so! Yippee!!

Friday, March 13, 2009


For the UPS man, tell me how much of a dork I am LOL--I mean I'm just waiting for my order of Sass Lass to come through, I think I have the perfect picture to scrap with it and I just can hardly wait. I have my pic printed and am sitting here twiddling my thumbs--so excited! Doesn't this picture of Vivi just scream Sass Lass--Let's hope I have some mojo going on when my box gets here!!

Monday, March 9, 2009

I'm home

Finally, I'm home from the flower show, it was a great week, I was super tired by the end of it but it was overall stress free. You'd never know the economy was in dire straits with all the people that were visiting the show.

I'm thrilled to be home with my family and back to the scrap table. I've been looking through galleries for inspiration, and even have new Cosmo Cricket paper here when I got home. YAY!! I hope to have more energy to scrap tomorrow!!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Citrus Tree Studio--Woo Hoo

I am super duper excited to be selected as a Guest Design Team member for Citrus Tree Studio ! Woo Hoo!! I can't wait to jump in and play along with this fantastic group of girls!! Congrats to all of those who made the team!!