Friday, January 28, 2011

Magistical Memories meets Paper Trunk

Hello to everyone on this ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL day!! The sun is shining and it is super warm in the house!!... for the end of January that is! :) It WOULD be much warmer though... were I in LA for CHA... ;)
I have been doing lots of creating, only I can't show it to you yet! Best Creations sent me some beautiful lines to work with... Safarri Boy, Travel Forever, and the new St Patricks theme collection! I've been creating up a storm... but you're going to have to wait to see it all! :)
I have a quick simple page to share with you today using some Magistical Memories chippies. MM has partnered up with Paper Trunk... so I have had the chance to work with some of the Rockabilly collection! It's full of fun colors and designs! Here's what I came up with...

See that cute little banner? It's a stamp from Basic Grey! TOO CUTE!
Anyway... gotta run and enjoy this beautiful day! Hope you have a great one!!
Until Next time... Happy Scrapping!!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Clip-It-Up 2011 New Releases!!!

Clip it Up All-In-One Organization System – CHA Booth 2860

With the Clip it Up All-In-One you're in charge! Choose the components you need to create the storage that works for you. Mix and match. It’s all up to you!


The All-In-One Base allows you to add and adjust components for your personal needs. With its sturdy, yet simple design, grooves are placed every inch apart to allow maximum use of the entire frame.

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Want more ribbon space? Check out the double-sided ribbon holder.

Add the multi-purpose trays for the loose items you need organized but want within easy reach.

The All-In-One uses the classic Clip it Up rotating storage arms that continue to be a favorite of crafters, scrapbookers, and quilters everywhere. Now the opportunity to have it your way is combined with the unique visual storage concept of the Clip it Up line of products, all in one location.

01-045 All-In-One Base
MSRP $95.00


  • The trays and rotating rings can be adjusted up or down the base unit poles
  • Takes advantage of the vertical space in your craft room
  • Eliminates the horizontal clutter of things spread out on a desktop or tucked into shelves
  • See it, reach it, use it, yet keep it in its place
  • 78” tall, 33” wide legs 26”

03-007 Clip it Up Tray
MSRP $50.00 image

  • 18.5” diameter with 6 divided sections
  • Perfect for tools, embellishments, paint, glitter, threads and more
  • Spins for quick and easy access

03-005 Floor Model Armimage
MSRP $35.00

  • 15” Diameter Ring
  • Holds hundreds of paper, embellishments, fabric, notions
    and more
  • Spins for quick and easy access

03-008 All-In-One Single Ribbonimage
MSRP $45.00

  • 32” of ribbon storage
  • Accommodates different sizes
    of ribbon
  • No dowels –No unraveling
  • Simple to add and remove ribbon

03-009 All-In-One Double Ribbon
MSRP $70.00Double Ribbon

  • Doubles the amount of
    ribbon storage

This new system will be available approximately May 2011!!!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Oh.... My... WORD!!! Spellbinders Finalist!!!

Well pick me up off the floor!!! I have been BURSTING at the seams since I found out this news... I am in awe... I'm thrilled... I'm amazed and I'm EXCITED BEYOND belief!!!! I am one of the 22 finalists for the Spellbinders Team!!! This is the final round! I have this final assignment and then the team is announced! I am so excited to have made it this far! I want this SO badly!!! Here's the announcement...
Taken directly from the Spellbinders blog....
This announcement is earlier than promised, but we wanted to give our Finalist Round Qualifiers a bit more time to complete their assignment. Please know that we appreciate the work and creativity that was put into the projects submitted by the all of the Second Round Qualifiers.

With that, we congratulate the 2011 Spellbinders™ Design Team Finalists!

Lindsay Amrhein
Carolina Buchting
Melyssa Connolly
Kimberly Crawford
Tonya Dirk
Christine Emberson
Allie Gower
Judy Hayes
Lesley Langdon
Lori Leng
Kristina Markford
Mary Marsh
Tina McDonald
Julianne McKenna-DeLumen
AJ Otto
Windy Robinson
Gloria Stengel
Kim Teasdale
Shanna Vineyard
Michelle Woerner
Latisha Yoast
Deborah Young

In the final round these ladies will be sent Spellbinders™ Paper Arts product and asked to create an assignment. They will submit an essay of approximately 500 words, sharing a little about themselves personally and as a designer. This will be due on February 18.

We will announce the 2011 Spellbinders Design Team Members on February 25, 2011 right here on the Spellbinders blog.


Congratulations to the other finalists!!!! So disappointed not to see some names on the list however... :(

So, this is the final round! I can't wait to see what gorgeous dies we will be sent to work with! Thanks to you all for your kind words... I hope to have GREAT news for you all on Feb 25th!!! :) Until then... send me all the scrappy mojo vibes you can spare!

Until Next time... Happy Scrapping!!!


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Blog makeover

Hello all! I am in the process of doing a home renovations job on my blog! :) If there are things that appear out of place, please feel free to email me or let me know... otherwise just be patient and I'll get it all worked out soon!
Thanks so much! What do you think of the new look so far? I'm doing it myself using a blog kit! i just love it!! :)
Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Spellbinders Warmups...

With my challenge for Spellbinders Design team Round 2 being a card, I had to dig deep... REALLY deep and find my inner cardmaker! And guess what... I did!! I created several cards and had SUCH a hard time deciding which one to send in!! So I decided to create just one more... and that one was the winner in my mind! It was my absolute favorite... it represented my style of work perfectly and i feel it was "THE ONE". I am completely comfortable with it and feel that if I do not make it thru to the next round then I'm ok with that... (if I HAVE to be) because this card is some of my best. So... it's been sent and the waiting begins!! Feb 4th we find out who makes it to the final round! It's going to KILL me to wait! LOL!
So... I thought I'd share with you a couple of the other cards that I created while finding my inner cardmaker. I am not able to share my submitted card until the team has been announced.

This first card was my warm up card! :) It is the first one I made during this process. It is simple but I just love the colors!
Supplies: Basic Grey Papers and chipboard, Jenni Bowlin shaped paper, Zva pearls, MME Chipboard alpha, Ranger perfect pearls, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Helmar Acid Free Glue, Helmar 450 Quick dry

This is actually the second card I made using this design. I'm still not 100% happy with it. I think it's the yellow... Not sure...
But I really had fun with this design! I absolutely love Martha Stewarts AROUND THE PAGE punches! But how much easier would this card have been with a SPELLBINDERS die?
I love the swirlies around the circle on this card! I seen Tracy Taylor do something like this one time and was excited to adapt it to suit my card! Isn't it fun? It is actually the same punch used for the border... but trimmed off and rounded around and under the circle! Too cool!
It's hard to tell in this photo, but this card has lots of dimension! It is popped up using Helmar's Zapdots... both the large circle and the center "you are" parts! There is also some distressed stickles around the edges to give this a little bit of distressed sparkle! :)

Supplies: Pink Paislee PP, Unity Stamps, Martha Stewart punches, Fiskars circle punches, Color Box ink, Ranger distress ink, Ranger stickles, Helmar Acid Free Glue, Helmar Zap dots

I think this is my favorite of the three. It's so simply beautiful. So elegant... so much of everything I love! I was leaning towards sending in this one to Spellbinders... but once I created the last one, I fell in love with it even more! :)
Supplies: MME and Scrap within Reach PP, MME Diecut, Jenni Bowlin pins, Pink Paislee artesian shape, Scenic route chipboard, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Ranger inks and perfect pearls, ribbon, Helmar Acid free glue, Helmar Zapdots

Thanks for stopping by!
Until next time...
Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

I Guess I lied...

Sorry... I guess this post was NOT my last post for Simply Renee!! LOL!! Thrilled beyond belief to have received a phone call from Renee last night asking me to stay on as part of the new Simply Renee Design team! Heck yeah!!! She is just the sweetest gal! We chatted forever!! :)
Here is the post... and here is the new team!

Natasha Naranjo Aguirre

Misty Willis

Sarah Mullinix

Barbara Lochridge

Audrey Yeager

Tina McDonald <------- THAT's ME!!

Let me tell you... I visited these girls blogs and was BLOWN AWAY by their talent!! I am honored to be on a team with all this incredible talent! Check them out!!
Thanks again to Renee for this fab opportunity!
Until Next time... Happy Scrapping!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

My Little Word

I realize that it is no longer the beginning of the new year... but since we are still in the first month, I think it's still a great time to share with you my word choice for the year.
satisfied with what one is or has; not wanting more or anything else.

In 2011 I aim to be more content... to be satisfied with what I have... to be thankful for what I have and focus on those things rather than on what i do not or can not have.

So often I get caught up in the negative... what I do not have, what I can not do rather than realize what I DO have... what I CAN do. In this coming year, I want to change that. I want to be overwhelmed by what I have! I want to realize how greatly God has blessed me and how much love he has surrounded me with. I am blessed with an amazing Husband, 5 healthy, beautiful and incredible children, a fabulous home, a "hobby" that I am passionate about and am able to pursue, I am healthy, I have a God who loves me... I am blessed beyond measure. I am content...

I realize that the journey to contentment is just that... a journey. It will not be achieved in one day or even one year. But being aware is the first step...In order to document this journey, I created a little journal to record my thoughts and experiences thru this coming year.

This little album is from Jenni Bowlin. It is adorable! It is 4x4 in size and the inside pages are all lined papers! Exactly what I want for a journal! So, I decorated the outside and I was good to go! For this project I used Helmar's Acid Free Glue to adhere the paper to the chipboard album and to each other . I also used 450 quickdry to adhere the ribbon. I used the Helmar Fray Stoppa to help the ribbon from fraying. I wanted this journal to have a closure as well, so i used a brad and the ribbon for that. I added some Fray Stoppa to the hole in the ribbon as well to keep it from stretching any further.
I used a chipboard heart from Magistical Memories as a little dangle element on the ring of the album along with the tulle.Supplies: (Jenni Bowlin) Journal album and pin, (Pink Paislee) Papers, (Cosmo Cricket) Alpha's, (Making Memories) Alpha's, Journaling paper, (Recollections) Brad, (Magistical Memories) Chipboard heart, (Ranger) Ink, (Craft supply) Tulle, (Helmar) Acid Free Glue, 450 Quickdry, Fray Stoppa

Thanks so much for stopping by! I have some cards to share with you in the next couple of days! Yes... you read that right... CARDS! :)
I would love to hear your WORD for the year... or your resolution! :) Hmmm... I think this just might call for a RAK (Scrapbooking goodie bag! :) )! Share with me your word or a resolution and I'll enter you in a draw for a RAK of goodies from me!! You must be a follower of my blog to play along... so make sure you are FOLLOWING me!! I will do the draw on Jan 28th! :)

Until Next time...
Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Thank you to Simply Renee

Today my last post went live on the Simply Renee Clip-It-Up blog! I have so completely enjoyed my time on this fabulous team! Thanks so much to Renee and the team for their generosity and for giving me this fabulous opportunity! I am looking forward to seeing the talent brought on with the next design team!
In my blog post, I have another video... This one is of my clip it up and how I stire it and use it. It's not great quality... I have a hard time watching my own video's because I'm so critical of myself... and i hate hearing my own voice! LOL! But if you can stand to hear it, feel free to check it out on the Simply Renee blog!
I would like to share with you the project I created for the blog post. I also shared it on the Magistical Memories blog, since it uses the cute little chipboard clouds designed by Amy Teets!
Supplies: Patterned paper (October Afternoon, Pink Paislee) Alpha (October Afternoon, Cosmo Cricket, Pink Paislee) Felt Embellies (Sassafras Lass) Tag (Tim Holtz) Journaling Spots and mini shaped paper (Jenni Bowlin) Journaling card (My Minds Eye)chipboard clouds (Magistical Memories) Flower (Maya Road) Acrylic star, chipboard arrows (Heidi Swapp) Butterfly sticker (Glitz) Border Punch (Martha Stewart) Template (Crafters Workshop) Premium Craft Glue, Quickfix Adhesive runner (Helmar)

I was wanting to do a page that kind of wrapped up our year... and once I got going thru my photo's on the computer, I decided to choose one thing from each month to document on here. It could not be a birthday... so here is a photo from each month. The journaling is around the outside done by hand... GASP! I know, no journaling strips! LOL!
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I want you to know how much I appreciate each of you and how encouraging your comments are! Keep it up and I'll try and improve my tips, techniques and perhaps throw in a video or 2 along the way...
Until next time...
Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Barn Star Video Tutorial

You asked for it... here it is! A Tutorial for the BARN STARS that I made for the Helmar/Core'dinations blog swap!! ADDICTING... I warn you!! :)
Now... I want to appologize in advance... this is my very first video tutorial. I am an amature... to say the least! And for the brain fart... forgetting the word SCORE... I am so embarassed! LOL! But, here it is... flaws and all! The next one will be better... I promise! =)

Thanks so much for your patience!! :) If you have any problems viewing it, please let me know! You can also go direct to my youTube by clicking here...
Any questions... please ask!! I'm open to tips, comments and questions! Just be easy on me! this is my first... :)
Here is a template for you to print. Trace it onto cardboard to be able to keep for multiple use! Just right click it ans save it to your computer, then print! :)

Until next time...
Happy Scrapping!!

Friday, January 07, 2011

Spellbinders Round One finalist

Well pick my jaw up off the floor!!! I simply can not believe it!! I have been chosen as a finalist for the Spellbinders Design team from Round One!!! See the entire list here! I am in shock!!! But I am just giddy with excitement!!! My goal was to make it thru the first round... but now that I've done that, I want to make it thru ALL of the rounds!!! :) I absolutely would LOVE to be on this team! There are some incredibly talented girls on this list... which contains 45 names... Many of which I have or do design with! Steep competition there! Time to step up my game BIG time!!! :)

While I'm here, I have a project to share with you that I created using Helmar Adhesives and Core'dinations cardstock! We've had a blog swap this week... check it out here...
I have created some of these in the past... but these ones are by far much more beautiful!!! The Core'dinations cardstock makes them absolutely breathtaking!!! I promise that i will prepare a tutorial for them in the next couple of days!!!
These small ones adorned my house this Christmas season. Tree, stairs, garland, kitchen, gifts... everywhere!!! ADDICTED I tell ya!!! I have everyone who walked into the house making them too! No joke! :) I knew I wanted to make a large one as well... so I did! Here's how that turned out...
LOVE IT! The Core'dinations cardstock is from the Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions paper stack. It's absolutely gorgeous paper!!!
Helmar 450 quickdry held my buttons and flowers on these beauties! Can't go wrong with that!!

As promised... tune in by the first of the week for a tutorial! :)
Until then... WOHOOO for Spellbinders round one... and send me all the creative mojo you can spare!!
Happy Scrapping!!

Beginning my year off with Best Creations

I am so thrilled to share that I have been asked to join the Best Creations design team for 2011!!! If you are not familiar with Best Creations, here is a peek at some of the new lines they have coming out for CHA Winter!! They have papers, stickers, cutouts and chipboard!!
Their papers are DIVINE!!! They are embossed, glittered... double sided and GORGEOUS! Check out these peeks for the Travel Forever line...
Check out the glitter and embossing! It's gorgeous! Can't wait to get my hands on it!!!
Want a chance to win this collection? Check out how right here on the Best Creation blog!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Scrapping!