Monday, January 13, 2014

Project to share . . .

I am on my way to the dentist (ewwwww!!!!) and quickly wanted to share a project I have been working on this weekend!  If you are anything like me, then you will have a draw, or book, or box or a anything stuffed full of recipes that you have either ripped out of a magazine, printed from Pinterest or was so lovingly shared by a sister, mother, grandmother or friend.  If this sounds like you, then keep on reading . . .

I have use an old cookie tin that will from now on stand on my kitchen counter, storing all the recipes I am gathering (and never trying!!) and keeping.

You will need:
 C62 001 X 1
C62 004 X 1
DC62 002
DC47 019
Paint/Ink/Embossing powder
Cut C62 001 to fit the outside bottom part of your tin.  You will need to cut strips of paper to the correct side and glue them together to get the length you require.
Using strong glue, apply strip of paper to your tin.
Cut C62 004 to fit the top of your tin.  Ink your edges and glue to your lid of your tin.
Use a needle and thread and plead your ribbon.  Apply to the middle.
Add a ribbon bow to the right-hand side, and place a flower, or other embellishment, over the bow.  Make sure your ribbon is still visible under the flower/embellishment. 
Apply embossing powder to DC47 019 and 3 pieces of DC62 002.
Make small holes in the 3 small spoons and thread with ribbon.  Add to the flower.

Add DC47 019 to the top of the tin.

Here are a closer look at some of the details . . .

I have also added recipe cards to the tin.  They can be used to share your own recipes with a someone or if your tear a recipe from a magazine, you can just glue it down on a card.

Off to the dentist I go . . . Wish me luck!!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Playing along at Let's Scrap!

It's been a very long time since I played with one of the Let's Scrap sketches, but this week I had something on my mind!  Let's take a look at the sketch and my layout . . .

Let's Scrap - Sketch 1-8-14

Rough & Tumble
I have been rummaging through a box with old photos and decide it's time to start scrapping those photos.  You know, the photos you have since before you started scrapping!  I had one look at my sons adorable face at this age, and new this is what I want to work with.

I used Carta Bella's Rough & Tumble collection . . . which are perfect for little boys.  Here's a closer look . . .

Be on the look out for more "old" photos, as I really feel like scrapping them all!  Wishing you all a wonderful day!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Memories of 2013 . . .

I'm back with a layout to share with you!  This one was on my mind for a little while now, and today I decide to just sit and create what was in my head!  Here's what I done . ..

Memories of 2013
I used the new Memorabilia collection by Teresa Collins!  I am such a fan of her paper products because the weight of the paper is wonderful.  I don't know about you, but I really do not like flimsy paper.  I love that her paper feels solid in your hand and doesn't bend easily!

Here are a few close-up images . . .

I created 12 pockets and inside are a tag with the month stamped on the tag,  I did my journaling for each month on the tag.  I have to say, I am really happy with how this one turned out!

That's it for today . . . Thanks for stopping by . . . and I would love if you would say HI!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Little Diva - Layout share

So the New Year has just started and here is my first layout . . . Bring on 2014!!  Let's take a look at what I created . . .

Little Diva
You will need:
C58 008 X 1
C58 001 X 1
DC58 008
DC58 002 – we will only use the scissors and ribbon spool
MC58 007 AND MC58 008
MC58 006 – we will use the shape as a mask
Craft cardstock
Pink doily
Texture paste
Cut down your craft cardstock to a 11” square.  Ink your edges and glue down on your C58 008 base.
Cut C58 001 down to a 10.75” square.  Ink your edges and glue down on your craft cardstock.
Use MC58 006 as a mask and using texture paste apply to the left hand side of C58 001. 
Mist and let to dry completely.
Using paint/ink/embossing powder  and apply to the scissors and ribbon spool from DC 58 002 and leave to dry. 
Using DC58 008 (Domestic Diva Title) and cut ‘DIVA’ from the chipboard. 
Apply embossing powder to your title.
Place doily to slightly overlap the masked area.
Using ribbon and lace and layer it on your page. 
Place your photo slightly above the layered lace and ribbon. 
Add more ribbon.
Add the ribbon spool and scissors to the left of your photo, slightly overlapping.
Add MC58 007 and MC58 008 to the top of your page.
Glue down your title and add some stamps to add dimension.

Here are a few close-up's . . 

It's still hard for me to believe that this "little girl" is 21 years old and a wife and mother already!  And I am missing them so, so much right now!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014


Happy New Year!!  May this be your best year YET!!

Welcome 2014 . . . Bring all the blessings, heart-ache, living, loving, healing, feeling, success and failures that you have in store for me!  I am ready and waiting . . .