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Burnsville, Minnesota
Scrapbooker, card maker, cricut expert, Tim Holtz stalker and Zentangle Addict!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Old drawer turned wall art

       Today I am bringing you one of my favorite projects from around my house.  Last year I went to the River Hills sales with the hubby and the kids.  One of our favorite sale haunts of the year.  There I found two old wooden drawers that looked like old post office drawers possibly.  My Husband looked at me like I was of course crazy.  They were 5$ each and so of course I grabbed both because I was envisioning a seven gypsies type of wooden scrapbook wall hanging.  You know the 12x12 ones they sell at Archivers for about 20-30 $?    Well of course I love the idea of them and the off the page scrapbook album but I love vintage even more.  So I brought them home dusted them off and picked up my paper and a few pictures and went to town.  Now there was only one paper line that I know of and love that would do for this vintage project than one of my favorites October Afternoon.  I used their Weathervane line for this.  As you can see it was a fall themed line that contains little houses, cars,colorful trees and that cozy feeling of fall.  I had a few of my favorite pictures to add from my sons senior pictures that we took in the fall at Minnehaha Falls and some from winter of the family trying on goofy hats at Macy's one day.  I added some popups behind some of the trees and cars and houses as well as Weathervane rub-ons applying them before putting them in the square. 

     So the best part of this post is this, I am having my first ever give away!  Yes it will be October Afternoon product!  See below for the picture of what I am giving away.  Plenty of paper, tin pins, chip n stick, stickers a little bit of this line and a little bit of that line.  The details are this, the giveaway will be open for two weeks anyone who leaves a comment below will be entered in the drawing.  You can leave a comment or enter daily.  Also anyone who sends a friend my way who leaves a comment telling me so and so sent them will receive another entry as well as the friend. 

    Feel free to link to this on your page or blog.  Good luck and I hope you enjoyed the new project.  Later this week I hope to share the mailbox I am making for OCC (Operation Christmas Card). Till then have a great week but most of all keep scrapping!


The box
The squares

Last but not least.....

Hmmm do I see Rocket Age,Cherry Hill, Ducks in a row, Thrift Shop, 9to5,Boarding Pass, SeaSide ????????


Friday, September 21, 2012

Scratch off Jokes and Confetti card invitations

So am I safe to say that I am not alone on my Pinterest addiction?  From the quirky quote cards with the old fashion people on them too the outfits that fit mostly size 2 people. There are a ton of newly found recipes that I love, some I cooked and couldn't even attempt to eat it looked so awful but most were GREAT!  The paper arts things I have found are awesome which include the two new things I have created for my daughters invitations and classroom treats for school this year. 

The first one is the clear see through card that I pinned a while back.  The pin referred me to this website  scroll down to middle right side of the page and find the search key.  Type in confetti card and it will take you to a few posts that have links to confetti cards.  The card is the second link titled Dear Pebbles.  I not only loved this card, I love everything about her blog.  From the scrapbook pages she designs, to the tutorials,  It is all so fresh and new and I love the reusable embellishment packaging on the front page of the blog.  You wont be disappointed in visiting this site!!

Second the joke scratch offs were another pinterest idea and you can find the website for this idea here at ArtMind  The link takes you directly to the page that has the scratch off tutorial and recipe.  It is super simple and easy.  I simply typed up some quick jokes and riddles in word printed them on cardstock and painted the metallic silver paint over the contact paper that I put over the answer.  Once dry I trimmed adhered to a fun paper for backing.  I put two jokes in a baggie with three rolls of smarties and a penny for scratching off.  The kids loved them and the jokes are still being told to friends and teachers.  I have to admit I included a few that made them think about math or spelling, I couldn't resist the learning opportunity especially when it came to a fun way to do it.

As for the details of the invitation I bought the clear overhead sheets at Office Max about 50 sheets for 15$ about the same price for cardstock.  I cut them square so I got one card out of two sheets, you can make them smaller.  Next I sewed them on my sewing machine with white thread on three sides and filled with colored confetti circles that I cut on my cricut at 3/4 inch. After sewing the top shut, I stamped the little girl holding the balloons onto off white cardstock.  The stamp is from October Afternoons Sidewalks Collection. Next I colored the image with Copic Markers and trimmed around the edges.  I wanted most of the card to remain clear but needed to put the invitation details on it also so after trimming the image I layed it on another piece of cardstock and cut a duplicate piece of blank off white cardstock that matched the shape and size of my stamped piece.  I then could line both pieces up on the front and the back of the card and it still remain see through.  I hand wrote the details on the back of the card.

I hope this gives you some inspiration and many thanks to those who are pinning and allowing all the creativity in our lives to go forth.

Keep Scrapping,


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Stamping Gear


   Today I am bringing you a fantastic new fun toy that I have had the pleasure of demoing at Michael's this past weekend.  Now that I have my hands on the new Stamping Gear set from INKADINKADOO I know exaclty what will be on my christmas list this year.   As you can see from the picture below the starter set comes with the glass block for the stamps to adhere to, a design stamp set of four doodles, a ring with notches, and a nob with notches.  You use the ring and the knob to stamp in a perfect circle every time.  Remember when you were a kid and you LOVED your spirograph?  Right? I know, me too!  I could never get enough of it.  Well this is like that but a more modern easier to use one with stamps and ink.  Here a  link to the INKADINKADOO video on you tube of the demos from CHA 2012 Summer.  In the picture below I  have  posted some quicky card tops that I made while playing with it for the first time last night at home.
 After my childrens birthdays are over this week I will take the time to put them together and actually design something but in the mean time I was so excited about the possibilities that I wanted to share them with you.  For now go watch the video and come back and see me at the end of the week for the final designs.  I will also be posting soon all the invites and party favors for my daughters birthday party and treats for school that will include a fun new tutorial. 

Also If you click the tab at the top of my page that says PaperEd schedule there will be  a list of class times that I will be teaching the stamping gear class.  So dont want to spend the money on one your self?  Want to test drive it and see if you like it or not.  Come take a class.  There are times every month through the rest of  2012.  Any questions give me a shout!  And as always keep scrapping.



Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Favorite Hangouts post #1

Welcome back again I want to share with you today a few of my favorite paper crafting places that I adore and look to for inspiration as well as one that is close to my heart.

First I would like to introduce the one place that got me started in this whole crazy obsession and that is  This site was started by a Stamping UP! demonstrator who wanted to keep in touch with her downline.  After a few years the site became something bigger than anyone thought it would.  They sold the site but still remain involved with it.  It has grown to be the #1 paper crafting site on the web.  Use it for card making, stamping, ink tips and a million other things.

The other fart is one I frequent for svg cut files.  For those of you who dont know what a SVG cut file is they are used with electronic paper cutting machines such as a silhouette cameo, a black cat cougar or a knk cutter from MTC.  I will go into more of this in detail later on in my blog.  This site is called Lettering Delights.  At Lettering Delights you get 40$ in free cut files for just joining.  Sign up for thier Facebook page and get the free friday freebee files just for liking them on facebook.

Those are the stamping sites I wanted to share for now I will frequently share more fabulous sites as I go on from week to week on here.  But I dont want to overwhelm you with to many to start!  Okay so really I just dont want you to know how many I know and love because then you may truly see how obsessed with paper and ink I really am.

I will put these links as well as one last one up on my sidebar for you.  This last one is an organization that is close to my heart and that I will be participating in this year again.  Basically it is a site that you can send homemade cards to the troops at christmas time to lift the spirits of those who are away from there familys at this time.  Just to help support and raise morale at an important time of year and to let them know we are thinking of them.  Find the link and details and please join me in this endeavor even if it's just one card it's one more than some may get.  This site is Operation Christmas Card.

Thanks again for giving me a moment of your time,


Monday, September 10, 2012


I have created a new blog to share my paper crafting addictions.  Those of you who know me well know that I have always been up to something new.  Currently I am teaching the PaperEd classes at Michael's here in Burnsville.  My schedule is here for you to view.  I will from time to time have a post on new classes or offers that you can take advantage of.  Right now I just want to share what I am working on from day to day.  My hopes are that I can inspire those of you who are already paper crafters and maybe inspire others to join us in our crazy ink and paper world.  If you ever have any questions PLEASE ASK.  I love teaching others and sharing my knowledge.  So with that said jump in, dive in, walk or crawl in and pick up some ink and paper and join me on the journey.

I will post pictures for now of projects to get your creative minds going then later this week I will be back with more about my favorite places and sites for you to use.  The pictures are in the Gallery tab. 

Get Scrapping what are you waiting for,