Sunday, August 26, 2012

Girly Glitz Skull Mini Album & Video

Hello everyone and Happy Sunday to all!
I'm super EXCITED to share my Girly Glitz Skull Mini Album today designed for Really Reasonable Ribbon. I had started the cover of my album Last year, and did the crackle effect on the skulls then. However when I got hurt, everything was put on hold. So I decided it was time to finish her up!

Supplies Used:
Kiaser Craft Skull Album
Helmar Glues /Decoupage
Contractors tape
My Little Shoebox Alphabet Stickers
Feathers,bling,buttons,trims,vintage lace, stickers,cats

So for my album I used on the front cover some Black Jute, Double Ruffled Edge Ribbon, Satin Polka Dot, and Black Satin to bind my album. All are from Really Reasonable Ribbon. In my video I show and tell how I did my album and what ribbons I used throughout.

This page on the left opens,and you will see that in my video. I made a couple of pockets to add photos and tags for writing. Can't wait to add some Halloween photos of the kids and hubby and I :)

For the right page here I used the CottageCutz Seed Packet Die for the swivel pockets and I will add some photos to the inside of each of those.

This is the last page and is the backside of my Skull Mini Album. I used the CottageCutz Lace Envelope on the back.  Its been a habit of mine lately to add one to each album on the back. I used more RRR and Lace for this page :)

Video on my Girly Glitz Mini Album!

Thank you for looking and have a lovely day!!!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

"Life in full bloom" Calendar

Hello Friends!!!
Quick post for today, as I wanted to share with you another month for my Yearly Calendar that I'm designing for The Scrapping Cottage using all the DARLING CottageCutz Dies.

For my Calendar it started off being April, however when I looked up the Calendar for April 2013 Easter Falls on March 31st, so I had to change up the Month Oh well, i'm happy to be sharing another month for my Photo Calendar. I will be sharing more months soon. 

For this calendar here, it does Measure 8 1/2 x 8 1/2
Supplies Used:
CottageCutz /Easter Basket Bunny
CottageCutz/Picket Fence Border
CottageCutz/Spring Tags
CottageCutz /Doily Mini
Helmar/QuickFix Tape Runner
Helmar/Premium Craft Glue
Helmar /Gem Glue
The Robins Nest/ Dew Drops
DCWV/Calendar Kit
Buttons, and Sewing

I'm sooo enjoying making these super FUN calendars and cant wait to put it together and do a video to share with you all!!!

Thank you for looking and have a lovely day! for more CottageCutz inspiration please visit us Here at the CottageCutz blog :)
hugs to all,

Monday, August 20, 2012


Hello Friends!!!
Today I'm sharing my card designed for Victorine Originals Challenge #41 Brown, white, and 1 other color, of course I chose PINK....hehehehehehe 

I just LOVE PINK, its one of my FAVORITE colors. So for my card I used  Victorine Originals Friendship Stamp, LOVE all the sentiments VO carries, there are soooo MANY to choose from. I then used Tim Holtz Spun Sugar and dusted around the frame(Spellbinders), and then used Paper Temptress Brown Card Stock. For the Layering I used Paper Temptress brown, Pink and white silver lustre , and then added some sewing.

for the dp i used The Robin's Nest Beautiful Dp-Pink Awning Glitter, next I used the super sweet Dew drops and Tear Drops that The Robins Nest carries, and glued them on the corners of my card using my FAVORITE Helmar Glue-Premium Craft Glue. The entire card was put together using Helmar Quickfix tape runner,Premium Craft Glue, and Helmar Zapdots. Of course I used Helmars 450 Quick Dry for my bow, and flower.
Supplies Used:
Victorine Originals Friends Sentiment
Paper Temptress Cardstock-Pink,brown, and silver lustre
Helmar -450 quickdry,Premium Craft Glue, Zapdots, Quickfix tape runner
The Robins Nest-Dew Drops-Mint Choc, Tear Drops-Lovebirds, Pink Awing Glitter Dp
Really Reasonable Ribbon-Pink Satin 7/8" and 5/8"
Tim Holtz - Spun Sugar 
Sewing ,flower

I used the Pink Satin from RRR and ran it acrossed my card(Glued to the back on both sides) then made a bow and glued it on using Helmar 450 Quick Dry. I love working with this ribbon, its super easy to make big beautiful bows!!!  The Lace is some from my stash and is cut down, and then glued on using 450 quick dry. I pleated it as I went.

Thank you all for looking and have a lovely day!!
Hugs to all,

Friday, August 17, 2012

Summertime Calendar

Hello everyone, and Happy Friday to all!!! Today I'm sharing another monthly Calendar for my 2013 Yearly Photo Calendar Project.
My calendar today was designed for Really Reasonable Ribbon using some of the Beautiful Ribbons and NEW Pom Poms Yellow Trim that Bonnie now carries at RRR.

Calendar Measures 8 1/2 x 8 1/2

Supplies Used:
Really Reasonable Ribbon/Pom Poms Yellow Trim
Really Reasonable Ribbon/Checkerboard Satin
Really Reasonable Ribbon/Metallic Ribbon Sage
Helmar Premium Craft Glue /Helmar Quickfix Tape Runner/450 Quick Dry
CottageCutz/Pink Peony Flower- CottageCutz Greenery-CottageCutz Love tags
Buttons & Sewing

These Calendars are ADDICTING to make, and I really had a lot of fun making these so far. I will be making more in the next few weeks, so I can put the entire Calendar together, and then do a video on the entire calendar for you all.

I LOVE the NEW Pom Poms Trim, and will be ordering more colors of this. I Know its perfect for scrapbook pages, Mini Albums, and Cards and other fun projects that we all make! It worked Perfect for my Calendar, and love the look of this :) Really Reasonable Ribbon has some super SWEET Colors in STOCK and if you would Like to see you can visit Really Reasonable Ribbon Here!! Have fun!!

 I left 2 spots for Photo's as I will be sending this entire Calendar to a dear friend Joanne. I used the Pink Peony CottageCutz die to make the flowers, and the CottageCutz Greenery was cut using a moss green polka dot dp. I added some brads to the centers. The CottageCutz Love tag was cut with white card stock and then I just placed the June sticker on it, easy peasy right??!!!!!
If you haven't made one of these yet, you will want to! they will make the perfect Christmas gift and I plan on making 2 more for Christmas gifts for this year, lets see if I can get them done...hehehehehe Hopefully :)

I want to thank you all for stopping by and hope you have a super fantastic weekend!!
Hugs to all,

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Monkey'n around in July Calendar & Copic Airbrushing Video

Hello Friends!!!
Today I'm sharing the Calendar Month JULY!
You will be seeing a ton of Calendar Months to come :) I'm trying to finish up a Full 2013 Calendar using the DCWV Calendar Kit! My Calendar was designed for The Scrapping Cottage using some of the DARLING CottageCutz Dies :) LOVE THESE! and this Lil' Hanging Monkey is too CUTE !! He is from the Baby Release.

Calendar Measures 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 

Supplies Used:
CottageCutz / Spring Tags
CottageCutz /Hanging Monkey
CottageCutz /Tea Time Doily
Helmar/Premium Craft Glue(another favorite Love)
Helmar/Quickfix Tape runner(LOVE THIS )
Helmar/ 450 Quick Dry(LOVE THIS TOO)
Buttons & Sewing
Copics for coloring

I also used the Tea Time Doily,Spring Tags,Spring Blossom Alphabet, and the Darling lil' Hanging Monkey all are CottageCutz Dies!!

The Calendar kit comes with the stickers for the dates, and some other fun stickers too! The Design Paper is also from the kit! Love this as it makes designing easy! I will most likely be using some other design papers too throughout the months, so you aren't just limited to using the dp's that come in this kit.

The Satin 4th of July Ribbon is one that Really Reasonable Ribbon had carried in the past, however RRR does carry some other super FUN 4th of July ribbons.

My CottageCutz Hanging Monkey was Airbrushed using Copics. I will be adding the video here shortly :)

Simon Says /Animal Antics
Anything Challenge/Summer Days
RCC66/Celebrating Summer
Make it Monday/Anything Goes

Thank you for looking and enjoy your Day!
Hugs to all,

To see all CottageCutz Dies please visit HERE!! Have fun!!!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

MAY ARTS Challenge Entry &Enter to WIN

Hello everyone, I'm going to keep my post short and SWEEET today.

 As my Title states May Arts had a July Silk Indulgence Challenge and my dress form is in it, along with 24 other beautiful projects. We were to use 4 silks on our project, and I chose to make all handmade silk ruched flowers, along with ruffled edge skirt. I also curled the ribbon, and well you can see all the details in my pictures :) 

 May Arts will be giving away 2 spools to 1 lucky person who leaves a comment with the project they like the best. Now as I would LOVE for you to LIKE my project, you really can pick whoever you choose. Have fun!!! And GOOD LUCK 

Here is the link to May Arts Challenge Entries!

Dont Forget to go and VOTE here  for a chance to win :)
Hugs to all,

Monday, August 13, 2012

Really Reasonable Ribbon August Blog Hop

Hello everyone and Welcome to Really Reasonable Ribbon August Blog Hop!
RRR Designers have a ton of Inspiration to share with you today, using the August Ribbon Club kit, so grab your favorite drink and enjoy our hop!! :)

 **You should have arrived from Ginny's Blog if not you will want to start at the beginning which is at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Ramblings Blog

 Ok I've been hooked on making these DARLING corner Bookmarks for the last week :) they are super fun, and adults and kids can enjoy them!

This photo shows the back, now I didnt decorate it up too much since you wont see all of it :)
For my bookmark it measures 5 x 5
Supplies Used:
Really Reasonable Ribbon August Ribbon Club kit
Really Reasonable Ribbon/Moss Green Leaves
DCWV Design paper
Helmar Premium Craft Glue
Wild orchid flowers
Copics for coloring
Tilda Stamp

Your LAST stop on the HOP is the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog

Thank you for joining us and have a lovely day!!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Ustream Shoe making Class

Hello everyone, Today's Shoe was designed for Yesterday's LIVE Ustream Class I did with Helmar using Helmar's 450 Quick Dry & Helmar Premium Craft Glue.
I also Used Helmar's Preferred Partner supplies from Core'dinations card stock, and Susiebee studio's design paper.

The shoe pattern for this shoe can be found here, enjoy, once you start making these you wont want to stop, they are super fun and the possibilities are endless :)

Supplies used:
Susiebee Studio Dp
wedding stem
Heart Charm
Vintage Looking trim

Shoe measured 7 3/4"

If you would like to view my USTREAM Class here is a link to the recorded part of my class. I'm now doing 2 LIVE classes a month with Helmar.

Thank you all for looking and have a lovely day!!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Monkey Love Bookmark

Hello Friends and Happy Wednesday to all!!!

Today I'm sharing another Corner bookmark and this one was designed for Paper Temptress & The Scrapping Cottage using CottageCutz Dies.
My bookmark measures 5 x 5

Supplies Used:

Fabscraps Baby design paper

Ribbons are from Really Reasonable Ribbon

Gems &Button

Sentiment is SU!

I Love making these bookmarks and just had to make a little boy one. I thought it would be darling with the lil' Monkey!! I also LOVE all the Paper Temptress Card Stock and Love the ones I used on here today! My ribbon used is from Really Reasonable Ribbon and I thought it would be perfect for this bookmark. I also added some gems, and a button.

Here is a video I did on the Monkey!! 

thank you for looking and have a lovely day!!
Hugs to all,

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Corner Bookmark

Hello friends!

Today I wanted to share a Bookmark I made for Victorine Originals Bling Challenge & CottageCutz.
For my Bookmark I used the Beautiful Sentiment from Victorine Originals, and all Die Cutz are from The Scrapping Cottage, they are called CottageCutz. These bookmarks are super fun to make, and I need to try to make some more of them soon. 

My bookmark measures 5 x 5
Supplies Used:
Victorine Originals stamp
Cottagecutz Dies/Bear,Fence, Doily
Dp /Polka Dots is DCWV Doodlin around stack
Dp My little Shoebox for the tag and flower dp
Flowers are Wild Orchid
Eyes/Pearls from Really Reasonable Ribbon
Helmar Premium Craft Glue to put entire bookmark together.
Bling I added is butterfly,flower,pearl flower

Right now we have our BLING challenge going on HERE, hope you will join us for some FUN!!
Thank you for looking and have a lovely day!

Monday, August 6, 2012


Happy Monday to all!!!

Today's Post is the starting of a Yearly Photo Calendar made for Really Reasonable Ribbon & CottageCutz by The Scrapping Cottage.
So for my CALENDAR I  used all the dp and calendar from the DCWV Calendar pack,it also came with all the number stickers,and other stickers used on the CALENDAR part. I ended up buying 6 of these at the DCWV 1,00 SALE!

This calendar isnt put together yet, as I will be sharing all the months with everyone, and then a video of it put together and done!!

I ended up using LOTS of BEAUTIFUL Ribbon's from RRR and will list them below in my supply list.
Calendar Supplies:
All Dp and Calendar/DCWV Calendar Pack
Really Reasonable Ribbon/Yellow Gold Grosgrain
Really Reasonable Ribbon/Brown Satin Double Ruffled Ribbon
Really Reasonable Ribbon/Parrot Green Netting
Satin Grosgrain double band celery/Really Reasonable Ribbon
Really Reasonable Ribbon/ScallopedTrim
Helmar Premium Craft Glue & Acid Free Glue
CottageCutz Dies for Doilies,Tree,Cat, and Family
Viva Pearl Pen
Doing this type of calendar is new to me, as above the kitty is the spot for a photo, I dont know why I started with the Month of MAY, im thinking it was the dp!!!LOL

 I'm hoping i can get a few done for Christmas this year and will have to add photo's :)
Thank you for looking and have a lovely day
Hugs to all,