Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Who else is excited to get your hands on the newest releases ?
With displays like this My Inky Scissor hands are itching. 

Technique Tuesday!

Happy Tuesday!!  Today I have a page layout to share using the Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue Collection!!  When it comes to scrapbooking I  have never been good at going about it in a chronological way!!  I had been hanging on to this photograph since 2008 because the right paper never presented its self to me until now lol!!

The technique I would like to share is on the last picture.  It is the cracked glass technique!  I used UTEE to achieve the look above!!  The first thing I did was cut out the section of pattern paper that I wanted to use.  I then covered in versamark and heat embossed it using the UTEE.  I started on one side by heating underneath the paper first then moved to the top.  What I achieved by doing this was one section hat was smooth (heating underneath) and a section that looks bumpy (heating on top blows some of the UTEE off).  I then placed this piece of paper into my freezer for a couple of minutes.  As soon as I took it out I was able to bend it and marvelous little cracks appeared!! To highlight the cracks I then used the "Venetian Lace" graphic 45 ink!!

This technique works great to make a plain piece of pattern paper become something much more!!  Thank you for stopping by and Have a great day!!


Monday, January 30, 2012

Showcase Monday

 Hello all! When I was asked to post my favourite form of organization,
it was Hands down my Inksentials Craft Spinner
First I had 1 spinner... 
 I labeled all my ink blending tools
and then I added a second tier! Now that it is full, I will have to get a third. They stack beautifully and give me full access to all my wonderful Distress inks handles without having to change any sponges :-)

Here's a quick little Valentine project. Find a box pattern, mine was from
I downloaded the pattern onto colored card stock, cut it out, scored along the fold lines, and then embossed and inked.
print on card stock
emboss with big shot 
ink with blending tool 

fold up box
fill with treats, top with a flower cute! Happy Valentines day!

Product used 

Various card stock 
 Ranger - Ink blending tool
Ranger - distress Inks, dusty concord, fired brick
Martha Stewart - Scoring Board
Sizzix - Big Shot
Sizzix - any embossing folder
Prima - Flowers

hop over to my blog to see what else I've been up to :-)

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sweet Nothings...

As Promised here is the inside of this perfect little
 Maya Road Butterfly Album
all dressed up with Sweet Nothings Paper
and starring my 'Sweet Something'
Children and Grandchildren
I cut the envelope out and backed it so it made an actual
envelope. Then I glued the ribbon down first
 and the envelope to centered on top.

When ever I do a mini, I 'wall paper' all of my pages
first as a base. I glue the chipboard with a good
liquid glue, then place it on my pattern paper
and cut around the shape using a blade knife.
and good quality cutting mat.

This envelope is from the Maya Road collections.
They are Kraft paper and lend themselves easily
to distressing. They are a quick effective way
to add just a little bit more to your project.

I loved using the Kaiser Kraft Sweet Nothings Paper
for this little album. The paper is a
 muted vintage combination of colors and pattern
The soft feel will lend itself nicely to my sepia tone photos
For this project I used:
Kaiser Craft Sweet Nothings

Saturday, January 28, 2012


During the past week Sharon our Webmaster
has been diligently working on revamping the
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You will want to see all of the
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Friday, January 27, 2012

PPC#51 Clean and Simple using Hearts

Happy Friday Everyone, Nina here sharing my first Playing in Paradise Challenge. I am so excited to be a part of this fabulous Design Team. I hope that the challenge I have chosen will inspire you.

With Valentine’s Day just around corner hearts seem to be popping up all over the place so I wanted to joint in the fun. 

For my card, I chose to make a masculine Valentine using black and red glitter paper. I suspended
the heart in place with some twine and chose a simple sentiment.

Ruby is our guest this week with her "Sending Love your way" card.

PPC 51 Guest designer Ruby Marchand

We have some some wonderful creations from the other Design Team members.


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Thank You to all the wonderful participants.
Congratulations on last week’s challenge winner Julie E.

Please contact Pam at faeiryrocks@telus.net
and she will arrange for your prize !!”

Won't you join us?

Here's how:
1.  Everyone is invited to play!  There are no requirements or restrictions on what products you can use to create your challenge entry.

2.  You have until noon on Thursday, February 1, 2012 to link your entries for this challenge.  The linking tool is below.

3.  Please link directly to your entry photo or your specific blog post featuring your project, not a general link.  We reserve the right to remove invalid links.  If you're uploading to a public forum, please use the keyword PPC #51 so we can find you!

4.  Please fill in your name (not the name of your card or the name of the challenge) as the caption/label within the linky tool.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


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