Friday, July 27, 2012


Yep, I have been missing in action & for a great reason.  We have been wheeling & dealing twice for our house & it has finally SOLD!  Our dream is about to become true.  Whoo Hoo.

We picked up our new "house" yesterday.  It is a 26" trailer & it is amazing!  As soon as my feet touch the ground I will post a lot & I do mean a lot of photos.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

More T-Shirt Fun

My new t-shirt.  I used the Nifty Fifties cartridge & cut everything at 10".  There was no wing so I cut it free hand.   The small part of the beak I cut from paper & then hand cut that also.

Using a permanent black fine point pen I went around all the cuts to make them pop.    So fun!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Stand & Salute

I LOVE this t-shirt.  The map is 10".  I took the paper backing & made a pattern to cut the blue in the upper left hand corner. 

I didn't have white fabric, so I made a 2" star template & painted the star in the middle of the blue background.  With a paintbrush, painted in white lines around the blue box. 

The USA looked a little plain so I used the back of the paintbrush & white paint to make the dots.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

My New Obsession

As if I need more to play around with, but I am obsessing with taking new & old t-shirts for this Summer & adding appliques I have cut out from fabric with the Cricut.  Here is my first try.  I am going to try making a Patriotic shirt using Stand Up & Cheer cartridge.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Happy May Day

This is the project completed in my "10 Ways To Use Alcohol Inks" class  .

I even tried my hand at making my own Washi Tape using Red Line tape, tissue paper & then spraying it with a combination of Blending Solution & Alcohol Inks.  After I made my solution in a Mini Mister I read that it is very important to avoid spraying it in your eyes.  Beyond the obvious reasons, there is a binding agent in the Blending Solution & can really harm your eyes.

To avoid spraying anything I put in my Mini Misters, whether Pearl Ex & alcohol, or reinker & water, I mark the opposite side of the hole with an X so I know which end to hold away from myself.

Supplies used:
  • Alcohol Inks - Clover, Sail Boat Blue & Purple Twilight
  • Refillable Pen by Ranger.  I only put Blending Solution in my pen & put my AI in a paint palette.  When it dries up the Blending Solution in the Refillable pen reactivates the dried up AI. 
  • Stampin Up tree stamp which unfortunately has been discontinued.
  • Eggplant SU cardstock
  • Tissue paper
  • Red Line tape
  • Brown Staz-On
Since Staz-On is also Alcohol based,  & the AI will smear  the stamped image as you "paint" it.  However, when I did "paint" in the blossoms on the tree & it smeared, I loved the effect.  It looks a little like I watercolored the image, but it was done with AI.  I am going to try this with other images.

When I stamp an image to AI "paint" it with the refillable pen, and don't want the smeared or watercolor effect, I stamp it first with Versamark & then use fine line black embossing powder.

Monday, April 16, 2012

5th Class - Steampunk Chic

5:30 - 6:30 Steampunk Chic - 2 scrapbook pages & ac card with ME! Each particpant will receive a BOX with Hot Off the Press Steampunk papers (12papers, 6 designs), silver & gold cardstock, assorted Ephemera, Paper Tole sheet (HOTP) & die cuts to create the 2 scrapbook pages like the sample or even better, with your own twist. There will be lots leftover to make more scrapbook pages and/or cards.

I love the Steampunk look & Hot Off the Press has by far the best of the look.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

4th Class - Day at the Beach

A Day at the Beach Scrapbook Layout with Kim Moore You will create a two page layout using CTMH’s NEW paper line Footloose! This is a very dimensional layout with many elements including a hidden pockets, ribbon, charms, googlyeyes, new Adhesive Springs, paper pieced sea creature and tear drops. Every kit includes four bonuses!

I had a hard time downloading the photo so here is the link so you can see Kim's amazing "A Day at the Beach" pages.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Do you Zentangle too?

As if I needed another thing to learn & craft and along comes Zentangle. Here is a card I made as a sample for Roseburg Book and Stationery. They have fantastic pens to use to Zentangle your heart out!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

6" x 6" Specialty Album Class

Stacy Martinis will take her class step-by-step to create a great "giftable" 6" x 6" Specialty Album and play with a couple of fun techniques too. These mini-albums can be Birthday, Baby Boy or Baby girl.

Stacy owns Stacy's Scrap Shack in Lincoln City, OR.

Monday, March 19, 2012

10 Reasons Mini Album

Here is another class that will be taught at Scrapbook Fun Fest in May. Karen will teach everyone how to make their own mini album from scratch using patterned Duck Tape and Tim Holtz Ring Binders. She will also show how to make your own custom cardboard.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Scrapbook Fun Fest Classes

The class tickets are now up for sale on our website:

I will be featuring in the next five posts one of the classes. They are all unique & I want to take all these classes!

The first class is Tammy Weir's Circle Pop Up Book. She will teach you all to create an adorable Circle Pop Up Book! You will learn a very simple paper folding technique that you can use again and again. Fun, Easy papercrafting project! All supplies included to complete 1 album. The theme will emphasize "Birthday"

Monday, February 27, 2012


This is the second card project we are doing in March. Again with Doodlecharms and using the Fit to Length key. What did I ever do without it?!

This week is pretty busy. I added a Cricut scrapbook class by request and I love the look. I need to take photos of the layout and I will post it along with the directions. I am also taking a knitting class to make a hat. I want to do something besides scarfs fo Christmas next year.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Where has February gone?

I can't believe February is almost gone! I guess I have been busy...6 classes taught and taken and I am taking a knitting class this Friday to learn to make a hat. Planning for Scrapbook Fun Fest in May are also in super planning mode.

Here is one of the cards we will be making in class next month:

Doodlecharms & the Fit to Length key make the perfect borders for this card. I also used the borders for the title "Hoppy Easter".

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

February Cricut Class

I think Plantin Schoolbook is the best and most versatile cartridge. On top of really exploring more of this cartridge, I am going to share what I have discovered after all this time.

What is it? It's the Fit to Length key. It is so my new favorite key to use. I can't wait to try it with other cartridges that have borders.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

On a Roll...

I am on a much coming up. I have been creating projects for not only for my classes at Roseburg Book and Stationery

but I am also trying out projects for the class I will be teaching at Scrapbook Fun Fest in May at Check out all these links for more about them & all the events coming up!

Back to projects. The one on the left is actually a reject for SFF. I love it, but it would take too long & I want everyone to complete two scrapbook pages & one card. I did come up with a card I really like because it looks like it takes a long time, but it is very quick & easy.

The clock is from Spellbinders Clockworks Cut & Emboss and the Wings were cut from Pink Journey @ 3". I first drew them with the Cricut pens and cut them out. I am obsessing with the pens.

More projects later this week. Can you believe so many posts? I really want more follwers, so when I reach 150 I have a box of Blog Candy including a Stickle Station that holds 12 Stickles ready for you to use. So if you are a follower...tell your friends to sign-up as a follower.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Christmas Card Challenge

Here is my January's Christmas Card challenge entries...It is fun & by the end of the challenge you will have 66 Christmas cards finished and ready to send. Check out

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Snuggle Up!

Never let it be said rain & snow isn't great weather...of course if you do not have to go out in to it.
Staying in is good for the creating side... Here is January's class projects.

The CD/DVD Holder was a project I got from Splitcoaststampers. It is my take on the petal card using Elegant Edges and the Cricut pens.

The treat box inspired from Capadia Designs (check out her blog). She created a Bunny Treat box with the Design Studio, but most of my Cricut students do not have the Design Studio which I love, love, love! Of course we created the heart's paper using Alcohol Ink by Ranger. I am using AI in all my classes. Have you tried the refillable AI pen? More next time.

Monday, January 2, 2012

A New Year & a New Design Team

Please read carefully:
From today until January 8th we will accept applications for the Lime Light Charitable Design Team. Members of this team donate their time & talent for such great causes as the Ronald McDonald House, raising money for children's playgrounds, the Houston Holocaust Museum Butterfly Project, breast cancer awareness, Humane Society Animal Shelters, children's schools...and we're just getting started.

If you are a reliable individual who would like to use his or her crafting skills to help and bring light to others, we would LOVE to see you apply for this team. In addition to the crafting team member duties, we will take part in challenges on the blog that will be required by team members.

Requirements for applicants:
  • Twelve month commitment--one project is done bimonthly (December is not-so-secret-Santa, and our annual Lime Light Blog Hop in December/January).
  • Active blog that is kept current with at least 2 to 3 posts per month showing other Design Team projects, personal projects, etc.
  • Contribute to ideas on our private site/messageboard--ideas for future tasks, ideas on what to create as well as how to create, etc.
  • Follow team guidelines as posted on the private site. When you are given access, you will need to be familiar with posting protocols (they are easy), and other information specific to the Lime Light Team. You are more than welcome to ask questions and our Training Director will keep you informed of any new procedures, if any.
  • Prompt communication-this is a must. We make commitments to these charities, and it's important to be able to communicate what is expected when, and any restrictions there might be. A good deal of the time it's just communicating that you understand & are working on the task at hand. Communication is done by email & on the private site, and occasionally by telephone when necessary or desired.

Email pictures of four of your crafting creations to: Pictures should include at least one card (with envelope) and one altered item.

Include your blog address in the email. We'll also have a "trash-to-treasure" section on our private site so that we can swap craft items we're not using with other team members; you'll just need to take pics of and/or list your "trash-to-treasure" items.

This hasn't been very active, but it is available to members. Your first task will begin February 1, 2012; so those who make the team need to have their blog updated & bio written by that date.

You will be required to send in a picture of yourself for the public site as well as an updated bio (for continuing members). If you find you cannot keep your commitments to the team, we will then offer the spot to someone who will be able to fill the commitments. This is a change since our last DT call. We will work around illnesses and unavoidable things, but failure to communicate and failure to participate in projects is unacceptable since (as mentioned above) these charities depend on our promised donations to continue their important work. Even if you don't want to apply, we'd sure appreciate your posting the above information on your blog.

We want the best people to represent the team to these charities, and we hope you'll help us out. As you can see, #6 is the information that applicants need to be concerned with immediately if they wish to apply. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this, we truly appreciate it. We look forward to receiving your application!