Showing posts from July, 2012

ArtBin Winner | torta de pañales

My daughter asked me to make a special diaper cake for a good friend of her's. The theme for the baby shower was Mexican and being held at a Mexican restaurant. Finding bits and pieces to make this work was a challenge.

I looked for ribbon or fabric with that mix of colors that just said fiesta! I couldn't find it so we ended up buying a vinyl table cloth at Party City and cutting up strips using Fiskars Pinking Shears. I used three of the strips to wrap around each layer. I added American Crafts specialty ribbon, the red roses, around each layer. The fourth strip I sewed a basting stitch and created a ruffle for the edge.

I cut out the cactus using Core'dinations embossed paper from Cosmos Cricket. I sanded the embossed area and it looks like prickles on a cactus.

Tabitha found these little dolls of mommas with babies on their back. They are magnets. I added Basic Grey's magnets to the underside of the "ribbon" around the cake and just added the momm…

"Scrap the Refrigerator Continues" Baby Announcement | ArtBin Giveaway for Circut Lovers

I saved the front page of Little Honey's scrapbook for this announcement card.  But I loved the card so much I left it on the refrigerator for over a year.  With some inspiration from Karen Zueger's layout on Graphic 45's NING site I had a great time cutting and designing. 

Ingredients:  Graphic 45's A Ladies' Diary; Technique Tuesday's chipboard; Tim Holtz's On The Edge Alteration Butterflight; Tim Holtz's Distress Ink pads and pens; title letters Maya Road; Tim Holtz Idea-ology clock face, word sticks, wing, and button; Epiphany Crafts epoxy caps and buttons; Fiskars Postage Stamp squeeze punch and May Flower squeeze punch; Making Memories tiny alphas; Ranger water brush and white enamel;
Can you tell I get the biggest kick out of cutting up my Graphic 45 paper?  The details in the designs just lend itself to cutting it up and making something new from it.  I'm also able to take one sheet and often get more than one page of elements.  If you are n…

Project: Scrap the Refrigerator!

July is slipping away and I haven't even started on my December Daily foundation.  I loved doing this last year with Ali Edwards but I decided at the last minute to participate which put me rushed to finish the core book before December 1st came around.  My best advice for those considering participation in this project and completing it before the beginning of the new year is to do as much of your book ahead of time as you can. You can read more about it here on D's Paper Studio when Ali Edwards was a guest this past December. 

I am doing a another "house cleaning" project which is totally scrappy fun.  My refridgerator, like millions of others around the world, is my magnetic board for all things.  It is time for me to clear off some of my photos and cards that I've had up for awhile.  So I decided to scrapbook them.

This is a photo strip of me and Little Honey taken last December at Monkey Joe's  (an inflatable playhouse of sorts.)  We were goofing around…

Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner!

Thanks X-ACTO for your great promotion of the Z-Series craft knife.  The two winners each winning a $25.00 gift card from Walmart are:
Homespun Hurricane and
Congratulations Crafters!  Send your snail mail information to and I'll see that X-ACTO gets it right away.  Make sure to visit their Facebook Page for a Big Thanks!

Don't forget that ArtBin is giving away a Cartridge Storage Container this month right here.  I'd love for you to visit their Facebook page and give them a big LIKE.  Leave a comment about your favorite way to storage your stash to be entered in the drawing at the end of the month here on D's Paper Studio. 

Let me share a bit more craftiness from the baby shower this past Saturday.  My favorite thing to do these days for baby showers is a Diaper Cake.  They are so much fun and make a great gift.  Since this was for my daughter-in-law it became a gift on top of a gift as I loaded it with so many fun baby items. 


Little Spout's Baby Shower | X-ACTO

Today was to be the day to announce the winners of the two $25.00 Walmart gift cards from X-ACTO.  Because I interrupted my blogging last week for personal reasons I am going to extend the challenge until Tuesday midnight and announce the winners on Wednesday. 

This past Saturday was the baby shower for my granddaughter who is due at the end of August.  I put X-ACTO to work helping me create the decorations for our Little Spout's shower.

This is just a few of the items.  I will share the rest on Wednesday along with a winner.

Banner Inspiration came from Michael's Arts and Crafts, but it was X-ACTO Z-Series craft knife that made it easy to cut through the corrugated board.  I also used my "old" X-ACTO craft knife to peel sections of the top layer of paper for that shabby look.

The flowers are from Spellbinders scalloped circle, Prima paper and leaves, Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink, a piece of paper doily, and a button.

Flower Ribbon is from American Crafts.  …

Personal ... Prayers of Faith

Today I'm setting aside my crafty post to share with you a more personal matter that slows my heart and drives one to their knees.  

This is a photo of a beautiful family.  This is my husband's nephew, Eddie White, his wife, and his children. 

June 29/30 my husband's nephew Eddie, was admitted to the hospital with a severe headache.  When they thought he had meningitis they transferred him to the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital. They have been fighting one symptom after another not sure of the exact type of meningitis he has. 

Today, July 11, they confirmed a diagnoses.  Eddie has Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus.  The doctors have said there is no treatment.  The website for the CDC says that there are only 5 - 10 cases reported yearly.  We have been told ... "Although they are continuing with the antibiotics, they told us that Eddie will basically have to recover on his own." 

Honestly, I don't want to get into the "what's" of …

10 Things On The Tenth/Crafty Storage/Organizing Ideas

I have been wanting to participate in Shimelle's 10 Things.  The idea is to post ten things of your own choosing on the 10th of the month.  It is a crazy idea that I've been wanting to try.

Connie inspired me by her craft storage post yesterday so I would like to share with you 10 of my "off kilter" storage/organizing items I have in my craft studio. 

I love Hobby Lobby!  I can often find a replica of something from my past at 50% or more off.  This faux library card holder houses a lot of my Tim Holtz findings.   I need two more to get the rest of my Tim findings organized.

I love these apothecary jars from Michael's Arts and Crafts for my flowers.

Dollar Store find from my non-Tim die cuts.  I have my Tim die cuts on another shelf.

Another Hobby Lobby find that I have my paint brushes, hot glue sticks, some Imagince tools, markers, and other odds and ends.  They are things I use mainly on this one dedicated table.

I think I found this box at AC Moores.  I alte…