Monday, December 31, 2007

Self-Portrait (Kate @13)

** = January 2008 SBCH Kit
< = from SBCH store
Patt. Paper: "Out and About" My Mind's Eye [MME] No.1 Collection as follows:
"Floral paper" Item #OA1001**
"Medallion Paper" Item #1004**
Lettering- Basic Grey Perhaps Alphabet Stickers per-777<
Autumn Leaves transparency layers by Rhonna Farrer~ Estate Dreamy <
Olive green ½” satin ribbon: Atlantic Fabrics
American Crafts Slickwriter: black~ fine<
CM Corner Rounder
MM Ribbon Glue<

Sympathy Card and TY card

These cards were both done with the January 2008 Kit from Scrapbooker's Clubhouse. Enjoy!

A little canister creation!!

What a little jewel this recycled and altered item turned out to be! I LOVE it!

Simple altered canister done with MME January 2008 SBCH Kit

This was the large plastic "tub" or jar that my multivitamins come in! It's such a nice shape that I had to alter it! I have several I plan to do.

** = from January 2008 Kit

< = from SBCH Store

Large container from multivits; roughed up with 150 Grit sandpaper

Large Dots pp: MME Out and About No. 1; Jan 2008 SBCH Kit**

Paisley pp: MME Out and About No. 1; Jan 2008 SBCH Kit**

1/2" Satin Ribbon: Atlantic Fabrics

Tools:MM Ribbon Glue<

Ink: Around the Block Antiquing tool (brown ink)<

Sandpaper 150 grit


Wide Paintbrush

Design Team Sketch Assignment for SBCH

This was the sketch assignment I was given this month over @ Scrapbooker's Clubhouse. I chose to scrapbook some photos from our 2006 family PEI vacation . Enjoy!
This is the first page of a mini album I have decided to do in the 6x12" size!!
Design Team Sketch Assignment LO
[**= from Jan SBCH Kit]
{< = item avail @ SBCH}
CM Corner Rounder
Heidi Swapp Edge Distresser
Around the Block Antiquing Tool w/ brown ink<
Recycled wooden beads from Kate's summer necklace (which broke!)
FONT: JSL Ancient (
Cardstock: Bazzill Olive** and Kraft<
Patt Paper: Out and About (MME) No.1** as follows:
"Large Dots" Item #OA1003**
"Paisley Paper" #OA1007**
"Floral" Item #OA1001**
Dye ink: Ink it up!~ Khaki ink
Lettering: Motifica MOT-081<
Numbers: "Cardstock Stickers with Flair" stickers- Flair designs # CS085**
Circular dots Rub-on: Scenic Route, Black Labels SRR377**
Chipboard: Li'l Davis Designs Stripped Chip, heart doodles<
Acrylic Paint: Orient & Folk Art
Brad: Make it Special
Stitching: White sewing machine, Guterman Thread


Is there anything better than being able to share a few new creations? Thanks for checking these out. They're made with the January 2008 Kit from Scrapbooker's Clubhouse. Check it out here if you like!
**= from Jan 2008 SBCH (MyMind's Eye) KIT
< = from SBCH store
CS: Bazzill Light Sand,** Bazzill Painted Desert**
Patt paper: MME Out and About No. 1 collection, all from SBCH JANUARY 2008 KIT as follows:
"Green Circles" item # OA1002**
"Striped" item # OA1008**
"Paisley Paper" #OA1007**
"Large Circles " #OA1003**
"Small Floral" #OA1001
"2006" Flair number stickers, from SBCH Jan 2008 Kit**
Ghost Clock: Heidi Swapp: from from SBCH Jan 2008 Kit**
Brad: American Traditional Designs
Paints: acrylics by Orient and FolkArt
Circle/arrow chipboard: Magistical Memories (painted) <
Lettering BasicGrey Perhaps: per-777<
Dye ink: Ink it up! Khaki
Tools: CM Corner Rounder
Pen- American Crafts slickwriter: fine, black <

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Here's a pretty Christmas Card I made for my they've received and so I can post it!
**= from SBCH
Pp: BasicGrey Urban Couture Collection
(1) URB-369 Brocade**
(2) URB-361 Ratine **
CS: Bazzill- Sweetheart**
Brads; Make it Special; painted with Avon Color Last nail enamel: Rose Star #353
Ink: Antiquing Tool**
Cream satin ribbon: TY Mom
Heart w/ "pearls": earring
Mini Glue Dots**

2008 is coming!

Here's a useful and fun Pocket Calendar I created with the January 2008 Kit from SBCH. Hope you like it! I embellished both sides just for fun.
** = from SBCH January 2008 Kit
< = an item from SBCH store
My Mind's Eye striped pp: Item # 1008**
Rub on: Scenic Route Black labels SRR377**
Ghost Clock: Heidi Swapp Item #HS64020**
Brad: metallic~ possibly American Traditional Designs
"A" monogram: Scarlett's Letter mini-monograms Scr-814
Tools: Around the Block Antiquing Tool (brown ink) <
1/2 " Satin ribbon: Atlantic Fabrics

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Oakley (Mini-Album)

Here are the first three pages of a "Mini 6x6" Flip-Album" that I made from one piece of 12 x 12" cardstock!

I posted an online class (tutorial) that'll teach you exactly how to do this.... here's the link for that class, over @ Scrapbooker's Clubhouse!

Why not come on over and check out this free online class? It can solve ALL those last minute gift-giving dilemmas!

This mini-album was made from the awesome January 2008 Scrapbooker's Clubhouse Kit, featuring the fabulously versatile Out and About Collection from My Mind's Eye.

By the way, this is an album featuring our horse, Oakley. I made it for Kate, our eldest.

Oakley (Mini-Album)

Those are the rest of the 6 pages of our mini-album featuring Oakley! Thanks for looking!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

For Caroline Langlois' awesome Quote Challenge at Scrapbooker's Clubhouse~ Here's the link:
[**= avail from SBCH]
Patterned Papers-
Green frame on page: Dream Street Papers LLC- Tea for Two- Green Tea # TEA-297**
Polka dot: BasicGrey Oh Baby! Boy Collection OBB-459 “Jackson”**
Yellow/green stripe: BasicGrey Oh Baby! Boy Collection OBB-458 “Landon”**
Blue stripe: BasicGrey Dasher Collection DSH-629 “Bunny Hill”**
Cardstock for journaling: Goldenrod colour ‘Pretty Paper Pretty Cheap’
Font: StarbabeHmk from Hallmark Scrapbook Studio CD (2001 Sierra On-Line Inc.)
Ink: “Ink it up!” Khaki green #1027-14
Square-top scrapbook nails: Scrapbook Interiors “Denim” (flipped over, used round side)Thread: Koban- SCRAP
Blue “Mini rick rack”: AMM Expressions Decorative Ribbon item #EXPR-534 (TY Sherry)
Olive rick rack: Atl Fabrics
Buttons: all Frenchy’s button bin (Wilmot NS)
Tools-”Mini glue Dots **
Making Memories Deluxe Piercing Tool**
Around the Block Antiquing Tool (brown ink)**
Sewing machine by White (TY Mom)

Thursday, December 6, 2007


These gift tags are recycled from last year's Christmas cards and use up pretty ribbon and yarn scraps too. An eco-friendly project from SBCH!

The best part of all is that I got to use my eyelet setter! Cool little scrappin' tool. Love that thing!
(all were made from ONE 2006 card)
**= from SBCH
Card was "Studio Arts" brand
Top to bottom:
[ 1.] Scrap of Yam Bazzill**
Pumpkin coloured satin ribbon 3/8 "~ Atl Fabrics
Ink: Khaki Green- Ink it up! #1027-14
Eyelet- Provocraft
[ 2.] Scrap of Sweetheart Bazzill**
Burgundy ribbon: recycled from a wedding invitation (TY Susan!)
Pink glass beads: Recycled from a broken necklace (TY Kate!)
Eyelet: Provocraft
[ 3.] Eyelash yarn: TY Mom!
Eyelet: Provocraft
Tools: "Zision Silent Setter" Eyelet Setter
Mini Glue Dots**

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Just a Snack!

Thanks for checking out my newest creation! :)

"Just a snack!" (For Nicole’s December Sketch Challenge @ SBCH )
Journaling reads:
I asked your Daddy what he thought this fat & happy raccoon was saying to him last summer at Oaklawn Farm Zoo. Dad replied “Oh, he really wanted a snack!” Daddy also said this was the first time he’d ever seen one of the cute critters up & about in the daytime. Usually, when we visited, there were 3 or 4 raccoons snoozing in their treetop perch; just a round pile of fur! Today, we could see this guy’s mask, little hands & nimble fingers. Amazing! ~July 2006
** = from SBCH
Patt. Paper~ Trunk Batik Exquisite #PT02BAT (Brown batik side)**
~ Batik Ravishing #PT06BAT (Beige batik journaling block)**
~ Batik Divine #PT03 BAT (Print side and brown batik side)**
~ Batik Marvelous #PT04BAT (Circular floral accent)**
Lettering~BasicGrey Fusion Letters FUS-261**
~BasicGrey Blush Letters BLU-663**
Dye Ink: Ink it up! Khaki Green #1027-14

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

My Blinkie!!

Oh my gosh, I got my signature blinkie for the Design Team at SBCH! How amazing is that? Lovin' the My Mind's Eye patterned paper in the back ground!
That "A" in "Ali" is pretty much the way I do my "A" when I write my name. How COOL is that?
Thanks to Terry, the site admin at SBCH for his great work in making this for me!

Monday, December 3, 2007

4 Photos Album Covers for Oma Agnes

We have a large number of 2007 photos all ready to send off to Germany! They'll be in mini photo albums which are easy to mail.
These are 4 mini Photo Album Covers for Peter's Oma Agnes who is 90 years old and a going concern! :)
Oma doesn't speak a lot of English so I used German words for: "Photographs '07" "Love" "Grandma" and "Family." Thanks for looking!
EDITED: THESE HAVE NOW BEEN MAILED. I can't wait to hear how Oma likes them & the 96 photos they contain of our year 2007 here!

** = from SBCH


"Bilder= "Photographs" in German

Pp: BasicGrey "Perhaps" Deirdre per-736**
Bazzill: light coloured CS scrap
Lettering: BasicGrey Fusion FUS-261
Scallops Hand-cut using template (Border Buddy? unsure)
Ink: Memories black
Swirls: BasicGrey Wholy Cow Rub-on Transfers

"Liebe" means "love" in German.

'Clock' pp: Slab
Satin Ribbon: Atl Fabrics
Bazill CS: Yam**
Button: Frenchy's Button Bin
Ink: Ink it Up!~ Khaki
MM Ribbon Glue**

"Oma" = German for "Grandma"

Pp: Paper Trunk~ Gigi Graceful#PT 10GIG**
Cs: Bazzill scrap
Black Felt Flower: Queen & Co**
Lettering: BasicGrey Blush BLU-663
Ink: Memories Black
Swirls: 'Wholy Cow' Rub-on transfers (BasicGrey)
Mini Glue Dots **

"Familie" - German for "Family."

Pp: BasicGrey Romani Collection "Bohemian"**
Satin Ribbon: Atl Fabrics
Cardstock: Bazzill Yam** (scrap)
Lettering: BasicGrey BLU-663; Blush Letters**
Stitching~ done with Guterman thread #519 (end of spool; scrap)
Buttons: all Frenchy's Button Bin
Mini Glue Dots**
MM Ribbon Glue**