Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas to All!

Hi Gang,
I have to start out with an apology for not getting all 12 videos out!  I can not believe that every weekend this month I had out of town family!  No one came for more than 6 months and then BOOM! LOL  Well, I lost about 6 weeks when I fell and re-injured my back then the out of towners (which I love and wouldn't want to have missed them) but just CRAZY this year!  The end of this year was kinda sucky but I'm still hangin' in there.  I always feel new and fresh on the 1st day of the new year like it's the beginning to try again and get it right!  SO.....
May all of your wishes and dreams come true for you and your loved ones and may the spirit of Christmas raise your spirituality!  I'll see you in 2013 and hopefully I'll get a better handle on things!

Happy crafting,

Monday, December 17, 2012

#11 Christmas Gift-All-in-One Card & Treat Holder

Hi Gang,
Today's video is short and short!LOL.  All it is a is basic picture of a project and the PDF listed below!  I do show how quick it is to put together or should I say take it apart!  Enjoy...

Happy Crafting,

Front of Card

Inside of Card  

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

#10 Christmas Gift - Easel Coaster Calendar

Hi Gang,
Todays video shows how to make a cute little Easel Calendar using cardboard  Coasters!  Enjoy ...  Sorry so quick but I have to tape a few more!!!  Running behind from company... Either so busy I can't see straight or so slow I'm bored to death, but either way it always seems to be at crunch time for the holidays! LOL

Happy crafting,

4" x 4" coaster

Backside with magnet strips or the easel

4" x 6" cardboard coasters (have to order these) Landscape or

4" x 6" cardboard coaster in portrait view

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Home Decor Pieces w/Mini Albums

Hi Gang,
I thought I'd add some pictures of the Home Decor Pieces with Mini Albums inside them that I made using the instructions  from Laura Denison (Following the Paper Trail), Kathy Orta (Paper Phenomenon) and also Katherine (Katherine Scraps)  I love these pieces and they're very fun to make!  Enjoy...

Happy crafting,

Book Set Katherine  Scraps

Inside of Book Set 3 mini albums each hold 12 photos

Castle by Laura Denison (Following the Paper Trail)
Inside of Castle where Photo Album goes

Gatekeeper Photo Album (FTPT)

Inside for photos 25 and a countdown to Christmas
Last Page which is 8-1/2" x 11-1/2 for a photo or journaling up to Christmas

Small Gatekeeper Album 8-1/2 x 7" (FTPT)
Inside has the same amount of photo space as large one 25!

Greenhouse with Album in bottom (FTPT)

Side view of greenhouse

Vintage Camera with Album underneath (FTPT)

Asian Garden Mini Album (FTPT)

Love Letters Mail Box Kathy Orta (Paper Phenomenon)

Baby Blocks 6" x 6" (PP)

Baby Blocks with 2 mini albums inside

Old Fashioned Lunch Pail  (PP) my dad carried one just like this minus the Patterned paper on it!!LOL!

No sandwich just a Mini Photo Album!

Toy Chest

Mini Album inside lid

Vanity - holds 3 mini albums 1 in each drawer and 1 in center part of vanity, lid lifts up with a  faux mirror and frame holds a 5" x 7" photo (PP)      

Sunday, December 2, 2012

#8 Christmas Gift - Kissmas Tree Candy Holder

HI Gang,
 Here's my latest quick gift box for quick giving!  I saw this on the SU demonstrator sites and it was too cute to pass up so I am CASING this for y'all!

Happy Crafting,
These are 4" Tall & 3-1/4" wide!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

#6 Christmas Gifts - Pyramid Gift Boxes

Hi Gang,
I'm Baaaaack....  I have had alot of things on my plate lately plus the fact that a dear friend has passed away, so I haven't been up to making videos but I'm trying to get back to it now!  Hope you like this quick gift box!

Happy crafting,

Here is the link to the pdfs.  There are 2!   AND

Saturday, November 3, 2012

#5 Christmas Gift - Easy 3" Window Gift Box

Hi Gang,
Sorry I'm late with this but I fell and hurt my back and had to go to the hospital and I'm still having some trouble after 3 weeks.  I can't sit in one place for too long!  Anyway... here goes!  This IS FAST & EASY! 

Happy crafting from,

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Sneak Peek and Cutter Demo

Hi Gang,
Here's a few sneak peeks of a few more Christmas Gifts you can make and my demo!

I had said when my new cutter comes in I would do a demo on it!  I LOVE THIS FISKARS PROCISION 12" BYPASS ROTARY TRIMMER. Check out the video and see what you think!

Have fun.....
Happy Crafting from,

Monday, October 22, 2012

#4 Christmas Gift- Tissue Box Cover

Hi Gang,
Here's the 4th video to help you make homemade Christmas gifts.  Also, today is my birthday and I'm 57 years young!  Although today I feel 100 since I fell and hurt my back but everyday I get a little better!  
I'm sure most of you have made Tissue Box Covers either from the plastic canvas or knitting / crocheting them and even out of card stock.  My Tissue Box Cover is made with thick Chipboard!  When you make something from chipboard it last longer than with card stock.  I have one of these in each bedroom. bathroom and my craft room!  When I decide to change the Decor' I make another Tissue Box Cover to match!  I hope you enjoy the video and you can always e-mail me with questions you might have!
Well, that's all for now

Happy Crafting From,

This is one I have in my Guest Bathroom

Added a little bling to the top!


This one is a gift!

Monday, October 8, 2012

#3 Christmas Gift "Post-It Note Holder & Pen Set"

Hey Gang,

Here's #3 Christmas Gift "Post-It Note Holder & Pen Set".  This holder is made from "CHIPBOARD" not card stock.  It will hold up being tossed around in your purse or you can embellish it up all fancy like and use it on your desk!  You can also refill the 3" X 3" post-it notes!  In one picture you will see I have a calendar also in it and I have made 3 pdf's of the 2013 calendar for y'all to download!  This is made at 3" X 3" just for this project!  Hope you like it....Enjoy....

Happy crafting from,

Click this link to get the calendars!  This is 1 of 3 and this link will get you to the 1st page then you can download the other 2 pages from there!

And Now the Movie!

Monday, October 1, 2012

#2 Christmas Gift "Tea Bag Caddy"

Hey Gang,
Here's #2  in the series.  This is a Chipboard Tea Bag Caddy!  This is a great gift and it's very sturdy and will last a long time!  I have made a few for gifts cuz a lot of people are changing from coffee to tea!  I love iced tea but I'm still stickin' to my coffee!  I guess I should try and design a caddy for the Krueg single cup machines!!  I know a lot of people that went to the single cup coffee makers and it's just not enough for me!  Anyway.... hope you can understand my instructions!  Oh,oh, oh, I just ordered the new  Fiskars ProCision Bypass Rotary Cutter!  I can't wait to get it!  It's supposed to cut medium weight chipboard and has "rails" to keep the cutting perfectly straight!  I have been cutting so much chipboard, it's killing my right hand!  I hope this will cure the problem.  When I get it I will do a demonstration of it cutting different materials to show y'all how it works (and if it's worth the price 120.00) Yikes....
Okay, here goes with the 2nd video for Christmas gifts!!!!

Happy Crafting,
Holds the Larger Specialty Teas!  Can adjust size for the regular size tea bags

Trying to show you inside!  This is approx 6" tall X3-1/4" X 2-3/4"
 See you next time for #3 gift idea!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Hi Crafters,
Here's a new video for making a Quick & Easy Mini Album for a gift! Bear with me on the video, I have not done one in so long I forgot where I used to put my camera etc!  Hopefully, I'll get better!LOL  I will be having a new video every week with gift projects so you can have ideas before Christmas!  I have to start now so I can make my gifts for my family and that happens to be alot!  I have mentioned the Glass Bulbs I make with my grandkids school pictures in them and I'm still making them!  The kids and grandkids seem to really like them and when the grandkids get out on there own they will have a couple of dozen bulbs for there own trees!  Anyway, I hope you like this Album idea... Enjoy...

Happy Crafting,

See you soon!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Trying Some New Projects

Hi All,
     I know I've been gone a very long time but life just happens!  I hate doing Videos with Windows 7!  Anyway, I have been making a lot of Mini Scrapbook Albums that have a Themed 3D Project to go along with them!  I have been watching Kathy Orta of Paper Phenomenon and Laura Dennison of Following the Paper Trail to make these amazing Decor Type Albums!  I have a few pictures to show!  Also, not only was I watching these two terrific ladies' U-Streams but I found a new friend that also was watching the U-Stream Shows and she lives not only in the same state but in the next town over from me!  I went to my first crop this past Saturday because of her and made my 3D Projects instead of scrapbooking! I have to explain this... I do not scrapbook but I DO MAKE Scrapbook Albums for other people to place their photos in! I always seem to do things backwards! LOL  Judy was absolutely delightful and I had one of the best times after I got organized!  Dear Lord that was the hardest thing for me to do.  I'm so used to all of my supplies being in the same place that I couldn't find anything at first , I was so discombobulated that it took about and hour to get ready to do anything but once I got in the groove I had a lot of fun!  (We're going again Sept 15th, can't wait)  I loved the idea of being gone most of the day and just chatting with all the ladies about anything and everything!  This is the best therapy in the world, now I understand why this is SOOOO POPULAR!  LOLLLLLLLL!  It really is a special kind of group of people with one major interest alike and that makes for a great kinship.  I want to be kin too!
      Well enough for now, I have a few photos below...hope you enjoy them!  I WILL be doing some quicky videos for Christmas Gifts on a budget!

Happy Crafting,

This is called a Secretary from PP

Inside the Secretary Size holds lots of cards or mail etc.

Valentines MailBox with Mini inside

Side view, it's about 10" high with a nice sized mini album that fits inside

Baby's Year in Review Set of 3 with a large Drawer

2 Mini Albums in each 6" X 6" Baby Block

Mini Albums are 5.5" x 5.5" with tons of real estate for pictures and Keepsakes

FTPT Mini Album inside of the GreenHouse

Greenhouse with Mini Album inside

Old Fashioned Camera The black lines you seen on the red are photo holders on both sides of Camera

Just another Vieww? Bottom has a Mini Album that's  8"" X 6"

Back Side that has a door that opens w/a mini mini album insde

Mini Mini Album

Side View of Greenhouse

Close-up of Greenhouse

I'll have more as I finish them!  Check out the websites above for some awesome projects!