Showing posts with label scrapbooking. Show all posts
Showing posts with label scrapbooking. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

"Master, the plans."- Halloween and Christmas on the Brain

One of my all time favorite movies is The Nightmare Before Christmas. What better way to merge two great holidays into one movie. Plus, it's a Tim Burton film. (Love him!) I really enjoy the characters and how they learn about the spirit of giving. They also learn that "the grass is not always greener on the other side/holiday."

After watching this movie (third time this week), I started to plan out up coming blog/YouTube events to get the creative juices flowing. Here is a brief outline of the upcoming events.

Event One- 13 Days of Halloween starting October 18th (my birthday)
  • Each day will have a challenge based on products, movies, characters, colors and so much more.
  • If you participate in the challenges, you become eligible for a prize package. I will choose five winners. The winners will receive a prize package containing some of my favorite things from the paper crafting world. 
  • All entries must be received by November 1st at 12:00am EST (Think about it, if you participate in all 13 challenges, that's 13 entries.) 
Event Two-12 or 25 Day of Winter/Christmas starting December 1st.
  • Each day will have a challenge based on products, movies, characters, colors and so much more. 
  • If you participate in the challenges, you become eligible for a prize package. I will choose five winners. The winners will receive a prize package containing some of my favorite things from the paper crafting world.  
  • All entries must be received by December 31st at 12:00am EST (Extra time to participate due to the holiday season :) ) 

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Scrap the Music Challenge 203B

Hey Everyone!

After participating in the Online Core'dination Crop last week, I have the bug. The Core'dination bug that is. I decided to use only Core'dination paper in this weeks challenge from Scrap the Music.

203B- Scrap a song that your parent sang to you or you sign to your child (ren).

I remember my mom would sing two songs to me. One is Ozark Mountain Lullaby and the other was Coat of Many Colors (Dolly Parton). My mom would also sew clothes for me. I remember a beautiful blue dress with little white dots and a lacy trimmed apron. I was two years old. My mom still has the dress. When I have a baby girl it will become her dress. My mom would always make an outfit for me every school year. I remember feeling so pretty. lucky and rich.

I decided to hand stitch each square on the 12x12 layout to represent the different pieces of material my mom would use. The picture is of me wearing a dress my mom made when I was about one.

I added flowers and buttons to accent the page.

Both pieces of writing are lyrics from the song. Lyrics can be found here.

I hope you like the layout and thanks for visiting my blog.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Entry for Core'dination Challenge #13 from Cari

Challenge #13 is from Cari. I had a little trouble deciding what to do. I really love using the Black Magic Collection from Core'dination. I decided to use five different sheets to do a card stock only layout using a picture of me playing dress up (Yes even adults like to play dress up).

Here is the final layout:

I scored a line one inch in all the way around the 12x12 piece of Petrificus.

Then using a piece of Freeze I score at one inch intervals than turned the paper on an angle to repeat the scored lines every inch.

I the cut a strip of Protect. I scored every quarter of an inch flipping the paper back and forth. After sanding I cut the strip into a banner shape

The yellow piece is Magic. I scored every half inch on a diaginal.

The butterflies are cut using the Cricut from Wizard. I then used my bone folder to score the outline of the butterfly from the back side of the die cut before sanding.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Entry for Core'dination Online Crop-Challenge #9

Good Morning Everyone!

It's day four of the Core'dination Online Crop. I fell a little behind yesterday. I hit a creative block, but I think I'm good today. I'm new to the Pintreset scene. Challenge #9 is from Ellen using a layout that was pinned. Here is that layout:

Here is my take on the layout:

 Here I etched the snowflake into the Whitewash Core'dination called Cottage Porch. Then I added Stickles in Waterfall to bring out the color and sparkle of the season.

The vellum words are held in place using gem brads. 

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Entry for Core'dination Online Crop-Day 2 Challenge 14 from Kristine

On to the third day of  Core'dination's online crop! Last night I finished up my take on Kristine's sketch for Challenge #14.

Here is the sketch:

 Here is my take on the challenge:

 I decided to use paper from the Black Magic Collection. I used six different colors to complement the pattern paper. I used Protect (around vertical striped paper), Warlock is the 12x12 piece, Wizard (around the word print paper), The Alchemist (behind the eyes), and Magic (behind the dotted paper and sentiment). I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Wild Honey to soften the edges of the pattern papers and on the sentiment.

This Challenge really pushed me to not be afraid of using a large variety of papers. I used 13 different papers total on this one 12x12 page. I'm so proud of myself for [pushing beyond my conservative look on my supplies. Thanks Kristine for your challenge!

Sunday, July 15, 2012


Hey Everyone!

Here in New Hampshire the temperature is in the mid to high 90's. Urgh! However it's nothing compared to what the people living out west are facing; high temps and wild fires. Hope you get rain and cooler temperatures soon.

With all this hot weather, I crave watermelon. It's sweet, light pink, juicy, refreshment. Above is a two page scrapbooking layout focusing on this wonderful summer treat. The paper is from the 2012 DCWV Spring and Summer Stack. Die cuts are cut on the Cricut Imagine from the Preserves cartridge.

I hope you enjoy this video and stay cool!


Saturday, June 23, 2012

Second Chance Crop with Saving Grace at Stamping Memories

You are cordially invited to
Second Chance Crop
to be held at
Stamping Memories
Saturday July 21st, 2012 from 11am-5pm

100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Second Chance with Saving Grace Foundation

What is Second Chance with Saving Grace?

"SCwSG is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by Paul and Dr. Diane Dike in 2007 with a desire to help others and make their dreams come true. After rescuing Gracie, an injured and homeless Italian Greyhound, Diane trained her to become her service dog. Gracie helps her overcome and more safely live with cryoglobulinemia vasculitis, a life-threatening blood disease. Diane shares their incredible story at events, on radio and TV, and in magazines, blogs, newspapers and other media to raise awareness for the many ways SCwSG helps hurting people and animals."  To read more go to

Stamping Memories will be selling kits with materials donated by Prima Marketing for a $20.00 donation to the Second Chance with Saving Grace Foundation.  The kit is valued at $30. Please feel free to donate more.

Each kit includes:
·         12 sheets of Prima Paper from the Annalee or Backstage Collection ($13 value)
·         a package of flowers ($5 value)
·         1.5 yards of lace ($4 value)
·         1 package of crystal flowers ($4 value)
·         1 crystal swirl ($4 value)

Kits will be available starting July 1st 2012. You do not have to be present on the day of the crop to donate and receive a kit.

Stamping Memories hopes to raise over $800 to benefit the Second Chance with Saving Grace Foundation. A Link will be posted on our website and Face book page for Second Chance with Saving Grace along with a chart to track us as we raise awareness and funds for this foundation.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

National Scrapbook Day Giveaway from Canvas Corp

Hey Everyone!

Follow the link below to enter in the National Scrapbook Day Giveaway from Canvas Corp. It's super easy and the possibility of prizes are breathless.

Good luck to everyone that enters.

You can copy and paste the link or click on the poster.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

OMG The CK Convention is almost here!

Good Afternoon Everyone,

I'm so excited this coming weekend is the Creating Keepsakes Convention in Manchester NH. I have been attending the convention since 2004/2005. However, this will be the first year that my mom will be attending with me! It will be her first CK Convention.

I am getting ready for the convention by weeding out things I'm not using. Which makes space for things I want and new ideas/trends. As I was doing this I realized that for people going to the conventions for the first time, it can be over whelming. So below is a list of tips on going to conventions.

  1. Directions-Know where you are going and how to get there.
  2. Parking-Conventions are usually in places with parking garages, but not always. Be prepared to pay a fee for parking and possible walk a distance to the event.
  3. Register-if it's available register online for the event. This often is at a lower cost than at the door. 
  4. Hands free-The less you carry the better. Bring a reusable cloth shopping bag if you are planning to do some shopping. This way multiple purchases can go in the one bag.
  5. Dress comfortable-It's not Prom and it's not work. Dress comfortable and be prepared to not only walk but stand for a length of time. Keep the heels at home. 
  6. Clean-Clean out supplies your not using or don't want. Donate them to local schools or sell them at flee markets/yard sales
  7. Classes-Conventions often offer classes through different vendors
  8. Coupons-Events like the CK Convention have coupons available both online and at the door. Registering for the e-mails ensures you get the coupons. Saving money on things you love is good.
  9. Budget-Set a limit to what your going to spend. 
  10. Plan-Look at the list of vendors and make a list of things you would like to purchase. Know where they are.
  11. Have fun!-That's the whole point in the end even if you really wanted those new Distress Markers and didn't get them. Conventions are a great place to meet new people, hang out with old friends and learn new things.
For more information on the 2012 CK Convention in Manchester NH visit the following website or e-mail me using the contact the butterfly tab above:

If you e-mail me I can forward you the insider coupons from CK

Monday, January 16, 2012

Winter Wonderland Layout

Here is another simple 12x12 layout using papers from DCWV 2011 Christmas and Winter paper stack. I love the papers this company put out this year! Some of the pages, like the ones I used for this layout just need a few photo mates and they are ready for the scrapbook.

I hope you enjoy this video and check back often, lots more to come!

2011 Holiday Layout

Good Afternoon Everyone!

This layout uses paper from DCWV 2011 Christmas and Winter Paper Stack.

I hope you enjoy the video.

Monday, November 14, 2011

My Love for Graphic 45 Paper!

Good Evening Everyone!

So I started teaching classes at Stampin' Memories in the Belknap Mall in Belmont NH. They are the only place in New Hampshire that I have been able to find Graphic 45 paper. I love this paper! I find that it's weight is great for all my projects and it's double sided. Which means I have pages that coordinate.

On December 3rd, I will be teaching a class about envelope books called Vintage Christmas Brag Book. The project I designed is using papers from the Christmas Emporium and Le Cirque collections by Graphic 45.

Please visit Stampin' Memories' Website at and Graphic 45's website at for more information on classes and products. Graphic 45 products are also available through my store. 

Below are pictures of the paper I used.