Another Local Scrapbook Store Closes

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

As it was, I only had 2 in my area. And by "in my area" I mean at least an hours drive. The Scrapbook Station will be closing its doors at the end of the day today for good. They will be opening an online store soon. So yesterday I took a drive down there to pick up a few things. I got lost, even with my GPS. I guess that's why my friends used to call me Map!



Some rub on letters, numbers, and images from American Crafts.



I finally picked up some Bazzill Swiss Dot card stock.



This paper was awesome. I love the colors and the fuzzy texture. No idea who makes it unfortunately.





Some Basic Grey, of course.



And Cosmo Cricket.



These papers from SEI also have a great flocked, fuzzy texture. I thought the color combo was cool too.





This paper is by a company that is new to me called Graphic 45. They use a lot of vintage images on their papers.



This last piece is from Reminisce. I can't wait to use some of this stuff:)

Flying by....

Saturday, June 27, 2009

...to say hi.



I have a small group of really great friends. Over the years, we have ended up scattered around with at least 1,000 miles between us. I made this card for one of those friends. Just to say "hi" and "I miss you."





Getting More From Your Tools

Thursday, June 25, 2009

....and a color challenge from Dawn at Raspberry Suite. Today is her birthday. Go wish her a happy one and be entered for a chance to win great prizes.







For both of the cards posted today I used the part of the punch that I usually throw away. I think it makes a unique, subtle border and I still have the other punched portion to use on another project. Virtually no wasted paper!









Start looking at those scraps a little differently. I'm glad I did:)



Have a great day!

For Jillian

Tuesday, June 23, 2009



Tomorrow is finally our last day of school. I wanted to bring in a gift for a few of the teachers I work with on a daily basis. This one is for Jillian. I hope she likes it!













Have a great day!

Don't Have An Etsy Account?

Saturday, June 20, 2009






$5.oo USD
I have made my template available here for those of you who don't have an Etsy account. I think this will make it much easier for you. This is a PDF file that will be emailed to you. Just Print, Cut, Score, and assemble! Completed dimensions are 6x3x6 inches, but as you can see with the graduation project it is so versatile!

Available soon in GSD format, compatible with many digital cutters.





If you give it a try, please feel free to share your projects with me. I'd love to see what you create.

For The Grad

Friday, June 19, 2009



For this challenge I made a gift for the grad. I used my Garden Tote Template, but I cut the base piece down to 3.5 inches instead of 6. I wanted to be able to give a small something along with what every grad needs, money:)



These colors are awesome and I want that skirt. Too bad Kristina wasn't able to find out where her boss got it. This paper by Basic Grey is perfect for this challenge. See more sample of what you can do with my new Garden Tote Template Here and Here.








Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend and enjoy the first day of SUMMER!


Garden Tote Template :Take Two

Thursday, June 18, 2009



This time I used my Garden Tote template without any dividers at all. I filled it with a few things to make a friend, who is 'under the weather', feel better: a roll of tissues, some cough drops, and COOKIES! Cookies help:) There is still plenty of room for a few more items. It makes a beautiful, thoughtful gift out of a few inexpensive items! The template is available in my Etsy shop now. Check it out.







Garden Tote Template

Tuesday, June 16, 2009



I love these vintage totes. Wooden garden totes and milk bottle carriers are some of my favorites when I go hunting in antique stores. This is what has inspired me to create my new template, Endless Possibilities Garden Tote. It will be available in my Etsy shop in both PDF format (print, cut, and assemble) and GSD format (compatible with digital craft cutters such as Quickutz Silhouette, Xyron Wishblade and Graphtec Craft Robo). I love templates. They make creating easy and fun. There are so many ways to use one template.



I designed the template with a six compartment divider. Here I have only used a portion of it to make 4 compartments for my baby socks and stamped baby onsies. It makes such a beautiful gift presentation. It goes together quickly and easily and the results are really beautiful. Use this template to create an old fashioned tool box to present a gift to Dad this Father's Day!









Let me know what you think!


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