Friday, March 28, 2008

Happy Birthday Card

Kit items (Serendipity Scrapbooks March Altered Kit:

cardstock: Bazzill

patterned paper: American Crafts (Metropolitan: City Park); KI Memories (Pop Culture: Jacks)

glitter: Doodlebug (Tangerine)

Non-kit items:

ink: Stampin’ Up!

decorative tape: Heidi Swapp

Happy Birthday stamp: Heidi Swapp

rub-on glitter flowers: K&Company (pink glitter)

embroidery floss: Bazzill (pear)


  1. Fold 6 x 12” piece of cardstock in ½ to form card base.
  2. Adhere strip of City Park to piece of Jacks. Trim to fit card front—I made mine 5 ¾ x 5 ¾. Ink edges. Adhere decorative tape over seam.
  3. Stamp sentiment on left-side of card on little strip.
  4. On big side, rub-on an adhesive flower and pour glitter. Shake off excess and return to jar. ( I cut my flower center separate so I could use the tangerine glitter for it.)
  5. Hand-stitch stem and leaves for flower. Pencil in first and make stitching holes with a paper piercer. Stitch and then erase any stray pencil marks.
  6. Adhere to card front.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Princess Card

Another project from Serendipity Scrapbooks March Altered Kit. There's still time to get one!!

Kit items:

orange cardstock: Bazzill
glitter cardstock: Doodlebug Designs
rub-ons: Scenic Route (Afterthoughts)

Non-kit items:

ticket corner punch: Stampin’ Up!
ribbon: SU!
corner rounder: SU!
marker: SU!
stamp: SU!
Staz-on: Tsukineko


  1. Fold a 6 x 6 square of cardstock in ½.
  2. Cut stripe paper to 2 ¾ x 5 ¾. Fix corners how you want or just leave them (I used a ticket corner punch).
  3. Tie 8” ribbon around stripe and adhere to card base. Hint: Tie ribbon ends 1st close to the ends. Then figure out where on your paper you want the knot to go. Clip the loop keeping your placement in mind and just tape the free ends behind your paper. This will help you not waste a lot of ribbon.
  4. Cut a 2 ½ x 3” piece of glitter cardstock. Round corners. Re-color with a marker or ink pad. Turn over on scrap piece of paper and rub to remove excess ink (or dab with a paper towel).
  5. Use Staz-on to stamp image on glitter cardstock. Color with markers and remove excess ink. Adhere to card front.
  6. Apply rub-ons underneath stamped piece.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Easter 2005

If you haven't seen it yet, Serendipity Scrapbooks March "I Deserve it All Kit" is wonderful. It's full of Basic Grey Two Scoops paper and Prima Marketing paper. There's buttons, tons of chipboard, and rub-ons. I really love this kit! I use the kit to make this layout plus a sketch from there also. The sketch can be found here. If you've got time, go check it won't be disappointed!!

patterned paper: Basic Grey (Two Scoops: Swirl, Very Berry Sundae)
cardstock: Bazzill
felt lace: Queen & Co.
buttons: Basic Grey (Two Scoops)

flowers: Darice
rhinestones: The Beadery
small corner rounder: Stampin' Up!
rub-ons: American Crafts (Lulu)
decorative corner punch: Fiskars
marker: SU! (to re-color flowers)
pen: American Crafts (Slick Writer)
number stickers: Making Memories
decorative tape: Making Memories
brads: Colorbok
ink: SU!
floss: Karen Foster Designs (Scrapper's Floss-yellow)

Monday, March 17, 2008

Embrace Life

March Altered Kit from Serendipity Scrapbooks

Kit items:

cardstock: ColorMates (Light Heritage White); Bazzill (orange and blue)
patterned paper: Dream Street (Sweet Confections-Taffy); KI Memories (Pop Culture: Jacks); American Crafts (Metropolitan: Sydney and Paris)
rub-ons: Me and My Big Ideas (Fresh Bloom)

Non-kit items:

black ink: Stampin’ Up!
black marker: Zig Writer by EK Success


1. Use white cardstock for base.

2. Cut each of the patterned papers and the orange cardstock to 6 x 6. Adhere to white cardstock. (Hint: Line up so the centers match. If there is any excess on the edges, you can trim off with your paper trimmer).

3. Apply rub-ons to solid square.

4. Freehand label shape and cut out. Cut out a mat to match it also. Ink and doodle. Adhere to right side of page, covering the seam.

5. Doodle around page.

6. Journal on mat.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Beautiful Bunny

March Altered Kit: Serendipity Scrapbooks

Kit items:
patterned paper: American Crafts (Metropolitan: Sydney, Flea Market, Patisserie)
lace paper: KI Memories (Pop Culture: Flower Child Socialite)
glitter letters: Doodlebug Designs
rub-ons: Fancy Pants (Splendor)

rhinestone brads: Stampin' Up!
paint: Making Memories (Manila)
rub-ons: American Crafts (flowers)
adhesive: Xyron (for lace cardstock)
beautiful tag: Making Memories
foam adhesive: Miss Elizabeth
marker: EK Success
bunny punch: EK Success
pen: American Crafts (Precision)
mini-rhinestones: unknown


1. Use backside of Patisserie for background. Dry brush off-white paint on cardstock. Apply rub-ons.

2. Trim lace paper into border. Apply adhesive using Xyron machine (can also use spray adhesive or glue dots). Adhere to right side of page.

3. Cut flowers out of Flea Market paper and add rhinestones or rhinestone brads to centers. Arrange on lace paper border with foam adhesive.

4. Cut mat for 5 x 7 picture. Use flower cut outs for embellishments. Adhere to top-left of page. Attach tag and title to photo.

5. Overlap smaller photos (3 x 2 ½).

6. Add journaling.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Brotherly Love

This layout was done using the March Altered Kit from Serendipity Scrapbooks also. You'll soon see I got a lot of mileage out of that kit! I just bought the March I Deserve It All kit but haven't had a chance to play with it yet.

Here are the instructions for this layout...enjoy!!

Kit items:

patterned paper: Dream Street Papers (Sweet Confection: Cotton Candy); American Crafts (Metropolitan: Sydney)
rub-ons: Scenic Route (Afterthoughts); Fancy Pants (Splendor)
glitter: Doodlebug Designs (Tangerine)
glitter chipboard alpha: Doodlebug Designs
Popsicle stick: from one of the packages of rub-ons

Non-kit items:

black ink: Stampin’ Up!
white gel pen: Uni-ball Signo
marker: SU!
rub-ons: Making Memories (letters: Destination)
Crop-a-Dile: We R Memory Keepers
dimensional gloss: SU!
ribbon: American Crafts


1. Print focal photo with white border. Print a smaller photo strip and leave a white border around it too. (My photos: 4 x 6 with 1/8” border; strip: photos are 2 ½ x 2, space between is ½”, and border is 1/8”).

2. Cut out flower pattern. (I used one on the edge since it was going under my picture anyway.) Ink with black ink. Doodle with white gel pen, if desired.

3. Add glitter to orange flowers on background page.

4. Adhere flower cut out to photo strip. Apply flourish rub-on to flower.

5. Re-color glitter letters, if desired. Adhere to page.

6. Adhere photos to page.

7. Finish title out with rub-ons (or stickers) if needed.

8. Add journaling.

9. Apply rub-ons to Popsicle stick. Punch holes in ends with Crop-a-Dile and tie ribbon on. Top with dimensional adhesive—this will help seal the rub-ons.

10. Use flower templates from vase project, trace flowers on back of labeling that came out of vase. Make sure you are on the polka dot part (the small flower fits). Cut out. Trace larger flower anywhere else. Cut and color in with markers and decorate with glitter. Adhere to page.

11. Journal using the lines on the background page.

12. Finish off by doodling if you want.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Colton's Pocket

The layout is about Colton. He has started using his diaper like a pocket--kinda like Tommy on the Rugrats. He was so proud of himself!! This is another one I did for the March Altered Kit at Serendipity Scrapbooks.

Kit items:

patterned paper: Dream Street Papers (Sweet Confection: Taffy and Caramel Corn)
glitter: Doodlebug Designs (Tangerine)
rub-on: Scenic Route (Afterthoughts)
glitter chipboard alphabet: Doodlebug Designs

Non-kit items:

corner rounder: EK Success
hole punch: Fiskars
white gel pen: Uni-ball Signo
white alpha rub-ons: Doodlebug
black marker: Zig Writer by EK Success
2-Way Glue: EK Success (for glitter)


1. Use Caramel Corn as base for layout.

2. Doodle inside sunburst with white gel pen.

3. Round left-side corners of 5 x 7 photo. Adhere to a slightly larger mat made from Taffy. I made the long side of the mat a little longer than normal so I could scallop the edge. Apply rub-on word to photo.

4. Apply 2-Way glue to 3 sides of mat and sprinkle on glitter. Tap off excess and return to jar. Punch little holes in scallops and doodle around them. Adhere to upper-right of page.

5. Cut a 3” square of Taffy. Cut in ½ diagonally. Cut triangle out of middle of one of the ½’s to form a photo corner. Apply glitter and doodle. Adhere to bottom-left corner of page.

6. Create title with glitter chipboard alphas and line up with photo corner. Adhere.

7. Freehand stars and arrow and cut out. Adhere to page.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Ready for Spring

I don't know about you but I'm so ready for Spring!! Mother Nature teased us last weekend with some Springy weather and then we got snow Monday night through Tuesday morning. My day lilies are starting to pop up and my rose bushes are getting some new growth on them. I really can't wait for all of my flowers to pop up! I did a layout for Serendipity Scrapbooks DT with my flowers from last year.

March Altered Kit (this is in the store now!):
patterned paper: Scenic Route (Salem Flint Street)
rub-ons: Me & My Big Ideas (Fresh Blooms); Fancy Pants (Splendor)
chipboard glitter letters/punc: Doodlebug Designs (Lily White, Sugar Coated)
glitter: Doodlebug Designs (Tangerine)

Non-kit items:
rub-on letters: Scrapworks (red); American Crafts (black)
stamps/ink: Stampin' Up!
pen: American Crafts (Precision)

1. Apply rub-ons to background. Apply glitter.

2. Group photos on left side as desired.

3. Use rub-ons and cardstock letters to make title. Wrap title around photo grouping.

4. Journal around photo grouping.

5. Stamp a journaling stamp or frame stamp and finish out journaling.

Hope you like it!! Don't forget the time change Sunday morning!!!

Monday, March 3, 2008

Totally Technique

Wow! It's already time for another technique at Crop Addict. This month I did my tutorial on Polished Stone. Click here for all the instructions...there will be a RAK involved too but you have to click to find out the details!! ;) When you're done, check out the other techniques that the design team has posted!!

This past weekend we had an online crop. If you are looking for some scrapbook inspiration, check out the challenges we did. We had a lot of fun...I only got 2 layouts done...I was too busy "talking". Some of us are going to play catch-up this week. Why don't you join us and let's see what we can do??

Keep watch out this week...I have a lot of projects I'm going to be posting...some with the instructions!! See you soon!!!