Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Valentine Mini Album

This is a mini album I made with toilet paper rolls. These are so fun to make, and I love to recycle to I just love how cute a simple toilet paper roll can just brighten up my day... I started by painting the rolls and let them dry. While they were drying I made my tags (top of picture) and stapled ribbon to them. Then I made my photo mats with some glittery kiss paper and polka dots paper. I binded it with my Cinch and added ribbon to the O rings.

Then when I got it all together it looked like this for the front coverage. I added ribbon, tulle, and pearls. 

Here are some of the inside pages.

Now its your turn to make one. Start saving those rolls!!! 

Monday, January 30, 2012

Valentine Treat Bag

Hello. Well I see you are back!! Today I have a Valentine treat box to add to the card I made my hubby yesterday. I used a toilet paper roll. I painted it pink using my acrylic paints. I crimped one end, filled it with some Hersey kisses and then crimped the other side to close it up. I used some scrap paper that had glittery lip prints on it and cut out the word Kisses from some scrap. I used some pop dots to adhere it to the roll. Added some tulle ribbon, buttons and flowers. I think he will like it, Especially the candy!!! :)

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Valentine Card Project #1

Today was a wonderful SUNNY day. I played outside in my Scrappy Cottage and made some Valentine items. First was a simple card that I made for my hubby. I used my animal print stamps, and some metalic inks on the front, some ribbon and a glittered heart. The other side is a SWEET, MUSHY, GUSHY letter to him. I will spare you that side :) .
come back tomorrow for the CUTE Valentine treat box I made for him to go with his card. It is made out of a toilet paper roll.....

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Today I got to play

Woo Hoo. I finally got to get some scrapping done. Better yet it was for my OWN scrapbooks!!! My daughter and I had a photo session just for fun right before Christmas. I had so many FABULOUS pictures that I wanted to use everyone of them. I got started on some pages and wanted to share some of them with you. I still have probably 4 more pages I can make. I hope to do that this weekend. But for now, here are some that I finished.

this one I wanted to use her black and white pictures but just have a "little" bit of color so of course it had to be pink!!! 

This one was from a kit that I got from Out on a Limb. I had to have it. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Thank you all for coming to my blog during Debbie's 50th Birthday hop. I have a winner....... CREATIVE M is the winner. She was picked thru RANDOM.ORG and she came by my blog all 3 days. YIPPY!  I will be getting in touch with you by email. THANKS FOR COMING BY!!! 

Friday, January 13, 2012

Jan12-14 DDscrafts Fabulous Fifty Birthday Blog Hop


HI glad you are back for day 3 of this WONDERFUL hop line up. If you have stumbled across this hop and want to start at the beginning , please head over to Debbie's blog. If you have come from Vicki's blog then you are at the right spot.
For day two I wanted to show you  a card that was Sweet!! Most of the products are stamping up supplies.  

I hope you have enjoyed this three day hop and that you have left comments on everyone's blog that way you have a chance on getting all those goodies that Debbie is giving away. Good Luck and Happy Scrapping. Your next stop is Crazyabout Cricut
I hope you will become a follower of my blog. I will be giving away a kit to make this very same card to one lucky person. Make sure you leave your info so that I can get in touch with you. 

Thursday, January 12, 2012

DDscrafts Fabulous Fifty Birthday Blog Hop DAY 2

So your back for day two!!  I hope you enjoyed all the projects yesterday, I know I did!! So many talented ladies on this hop. If you are here from Vicki's blog then you are ready to roll with me. If not then start back at the beginning with Debbie 
For my day two project I made a chipboard mini album. I love MINI's . Things are so cute when they are in a small version. I took square chipboard pieces and covered them with paper, put some matting for photos on the pages and added a little embellishment. I could not add to much embellishments because of the size, I wanted to make sure there was enough space for a photo. That's the most important part. RIGHT...
So here are a couple of pics to show the project. Hope you like.

Ok  now you are off to see what Crazyabout Cricut has for you today. And remember, leave a comment to be eligible for the blog candy on Debbie's blog. And If you are not a follower of mine, I would love for you to be one. I will be giving away a little blog candy as well. Come back for day 3 and see what it is!!!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

DDscrafts Fabulous Fifty Birthday Blog Hop

First off I want to give Debbie a BIG HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY!!! 50 is FABULOUS and all us ladies wanted to celebrate with her today!! If you have stumbled across this hop and want to start at the beginning , please head over to Debbie's blog. If you have come from Vicki's blog then you are at the right party  Blog. 
I really enjoyed making my project. I have seen crafters using toilet paper rolls for mini albums and thought they were so CUTE. I even purchased some from Emily Lanham over at Create Serendipity, so that I could see some close up and personal. So I figured I can do this. So I decided to make a toilet paper roll gift card holder. So fun and FAST to make. I really like the idea of recycling, so it even made it better for me. 
so I started out with the roll and cleaned the tissue off as best I could, and flattened it out. I used my bone folder to get a crisp edge. 
Then I used some acrylic paint in turquoise and painted all sides and put double sided tape inside one opening and crimped it so that it would stay closed at the end. Then I used my circle punch and punched out an opening so that you could pull out the insert easier. 

I looked thru my scrap stash basket and found some pretty turquoise and brown paper and some brown ribbon. PERFECT! I love when I can find scraps to use on a project. 
I used the paper on the front and back of the roll. Some prima flowers hot glued, and a Happy Birthday sentiment on a scalloped tag. I made a tag  to adhere the gift card to and stapled the brown ribbon on the edge to help pull out the card. Voila. toilet paper gift card holder. So now its time for you to recycle!! Have Fun!! Now your off to party with Crazyabout Cricut. 

And remember in order to be a winner of Debbie's giveaway, you must leave a comment on each blog , each day.