Sunday, April 26, 2009

E.A.D. Designs Creative Design Team!

I ran across a really fab company recently called E.A.D. Designs. That have wonderful vinyl for a multitude of projects....including those scrapbook pages! Way too cool!!

On Friday, April 24th, E.A.D. Designs announced their new Creative Team members, and I was chosen!!! (one of the five) AWESOME!!!! I'm extremely excited and incredibly honored! I cannot wait to create for E.A.D. and showcase their wonderful products. I'm also excited to get the opportunity to create alongside four very talented ladies Amy, Danielle, Susan and Valerie.

Each month we will do a Blog Hop (the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month...starting in May). So make sure you come back and check out the E.A.D. Designs blog to see what we are up to!

Monday, April 20, 2009

A Big Thank You!

To Simon Says Stamp Blog and Craft Critique for linking and featuring my posts regarding recycling on their blogs!

Remember Earth Day is Wednesday, April 22nd. Do something positive to help our planet! Check out (and participate in!) The Earth Day Carnival at Craft Critique now through Wednesday. Happy Earth Day!!!!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Bind It All Basics

I am hosting a FREE online tutorial today on The Shaker Box message board. You have to be a member of the board to see it. Come on over and join us!

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle....part 2

Okay....I remembered another project that I just recently completed that I should include here....It's a mini album made with paper bags (the inner pages) and it uses a Prima package insert as an Owire cover.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Earth Day (April 22nd) is fast approaching. I think it's wonderful all the scrapbooking companies that have begun to go green with recycled products, soy based inks and bulk packaging. But, I for one, think the indsutry has a long way to go. There are literally hundreds of product packaging that get tossed everyday. If we each were able to reuse and recycle just one package a day..that would be millions of items not heading for land fills.

I love to reuse packaging. I reuse acetate for cards and embellishments. A recent card I did is featured in this months magazine here.

Here are several other projects using product packaging from empty containers to product backings.


I got this AccuCut Grand Mark machine when one of my LSS's went out of business a while back. It was a great deal...and I love to make my own chipboard, clipboard and acrylic projects. Let me share a few things I've done:

I used:
Butterfly #4 (project 1 & 2)
2 Inch Block Alphas (project 2)
7 1/2 Inch Scalloped Circle (project 3)
Book House (project 4)
Bare Elements Heart Book Jumbo (project 5)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The Shaker Box April Project Kit Reveal

I was lucky enough to be asked to be The Shaker Box April Project Kit Designer. The kit is what I call The Family Tree Mini Album. Here's what it looks like:

The kit contains a Maya Road Tree Mini Album; card stock in brown, blue and green; October Afternoon patterned paper and rub-ons; flowers, ribbon and dimensional stickers and Pink Paisley glitter. What fun!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Another Toot!

One of the greatest joys in scrapping is the friendships that are made. From my local friends made through LSS involvement or community activities to cyber-friends from all over the world. I am very blessed to have made many a friend.

Two very talented cyber-friends are Sophia and Tracy...they hail from South Africa! These two greast ladies decided to start their own blog scrap[A]tale. IT's a wonderful creative place.

These great ladies invited me to be their first ever Guset Designer on their blog. I, of course, jumped at the chance to support my scrappy friends! I'm incredibly honored at the welcome I received, hope you can visit the blog here!

Thank you ladies!!


I have an article in this month's Magazine! Please take a look here!