Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Make a Mini Album using your Cricut

I came up with this idea of using a few features on my Cricut to make a mini album!

The one I made here is for my Mom, on each page is a picture of my oldest son and her. I labeled the pictures with a number that corresponded with the age of my son at that time.
Supplies: PP, softie accents, chipboard shapes, B&W ribbon: KI Memories-Pop Culture; Numbers: Thickers; Cardstock: DCWV; other: ribbon, keyring, rhinestones, & thin cardboard.

Here are the instructions to make your very own mini album:

Step 1:

Use B & C to make the front cover of your album
I used the square shape, but you can use any shape you want..The heart for Valentines, the Snowflake for Winter, etc. I took a thin piece of cardboard (the kind you get when you buy a calender or a pack of paper) This will be used to give the cover and the pages strength so they don't bend.
Step 2:
Use A and D to make your pages and the back of your album.

Step 3:
Apply the thin cardboard to your pages and front cover, gluing it between the two pages.

Step 4:
Cover each page with PP and apply any embellishments you would like.

Step 5:

Assemble your album and to hold mine together I used a link from my key chain and attached some coordinating ribbons.

This was a fun project and very easy! I would love to see any of yours that you complete, SHARE anytime!!! Have fun ladies!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Valentines Day Card #1

My first Valentines card this year!
Supplies: PP: DCWV; Rub-ons: American Crafters Mini-Marks; Chipboard heart: American Crafts Newhouse; Distress Ink: Memory Makers; Other: Ribbon, beads & thread

Friday, January 25, 2008

*WINNINGS* From CK Contest

YAY! I received my goodies that I won from the "Altered Item" contest a few weeks ago. I got 2 boxes full of goodies, I can't believe how much they sent! Thank you CK- you guys ROCK!

Here is all the stuff I recieved:

8 containers of American Crafts Embellisments
*Townhouse- Chipboard Elegant Silver
*Townhouse- Vinyl Elegant Black & White
*Newhouse- Chipboard Baby Blue (Not pictured)
*Newhouse- Fleece Baby Cream
*Newhouse- Chipboard Baby Pink
*Clubhouse- Foam Celebration Green
*Clubhouse- Chipboard Celebration Red
*Holidayhouse- Chipboard Christmas Green
CK All-In-One Scrapbooking Kit

10 pkgs. of THICKERS
(2) Leg Warmers- Felt

(2) Prancer- Chipboard

(2) Platforms- Chipboard

(2) Sprinkles- Vinyl

(2) Giggles- Foam

One Heart One Mind Ribbon

KI Memories Pop Culture Tag Lines

Love Elsie Chipboard Albums
(Camera, Palette, Tree, & Present)

Elsie Cardstock Stickers & Chip Buttons

Elsie Rub-Ons & Chipboard Alpha


KI Memories Chipboard Accents

KI Memories Softies

KI Memories Tattoos

Elsie Clear Stamps

Elsie & KI Memories Ribbon

See D's Stamps & Whispers Ink Pad

American Crafts Transfer Tool & Memory Makers Rub-On Alpha

American Crafts Mini Marks

Elsie Chipboard Frames

KI Memories Clear Monograms Stamps

Elsie & KI Memories Pop Culture Patterned Paper
KI Memories Pop Culture
3 Packages of American Crafts Patterned Paper
Bo Bunny Patterned Paper & Cardstock
Far & Away Patterned Paper, Rub-Ons & Charms

Sunday, January 20, 2008


I came across this ribbon holder and what caught my eye was the design on the exterior. I am into that "Retro" look and so I of course HAD to have it. It holds up to 20 spools of ribbon and is perfect to take with you on crops! It measures measures 12.62"L x 4.64"W x 5"H. This site, Frantic Stamper, offers the Flat Rate Priority box as an option for shipping ($10), as long as your purchase fits inside the box!!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Find of the Day 1/19

Oh my gosh, aren't these just the coolest things? Building Block Brads, and I am soooo buying these babies! Now, not only are they cute, but they don't cost you and arm & a leg to get. Eyelet Outlet & Brads sell at discount prices & they're shipping is awesome, $50 or over is FREE. Now, I can't see my self spending that much on brads & eyelets all at one time, but I looked up their prices for under $50 in purchases, and it's not all that bad.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Find of the Day 1/18

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, I am in search of some "lovely" sb items. At Oriental Trading I found this 12 pk. of Bazzill Cardstock, with pre-punch heart shapes on each sheet. It includes 4 sheets of each color: romance, limeade and splash. I think I'll be using these to make a few LO's and a few cards as well.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Find of the Day 1/17

Is this not the cutest organization system from Making Memories?!? Ok, well not the most insane, knock me off my feet item.. but I think it has a lot of potential to become an adorable addition to my desk. What's nice is that it can be altered! Put some paint, embellies, ANYTHING! I will be coordinating mine to the color palette of all the things in my SB room! Also, it's only $20 .. what a deal! I just love those little drawers onthe bottom!

Maya Road's New Releases for 2008

I am getting so excited with all the new goodies that will be available this coming February, here's a few things that I liked from Maya Road!

I already have some ideas on what to do with a few of those chipboard albums, they are so cute!!! Be prepared everyone, lots of yummy stuff to be purchased within the next few weeks!!!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Find of the Day 1/16

Today will mark the beginning of the "Find of the Day" entries. Each day I will post a fun, new & unique item that you can use in scrapbooking, cards, or home decor! So, without further a do.. here it goes.

The Coccoina Almond Scented Glue Stick is non-toxic, non-solvent, and acid free. Best of all it smells like marzipan, an almond-based confection popular in Italy for making sweets. It also comes as a paste.

So, if your looking for something different with your adhesives, give this stuff a try.. it smells really yummy!

Nah*Nah Album

Another mission, COMPLETE! After 2 months of time, creativity & assembling, the "Nah Nah" album is complete! I decided to make a album as a birthday present for my MIL. She came to visit us in November, and ofcourse, I had to sb her stay! I made the album more of a "brag book" I kept it simple, some-what easy, but also fun. Here are some of the LO's: