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A First Fouth of July

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It was my granddaughter Alison's first 4th of July this year.  This little red head is a fashion diva.  Throughout the day she changed into about 3 or 4 outfits that were given her for this occasion.  She was true blue all day. 

FYI:  I love her little hat.

Let's Break It Down
Kaisercraft paper collection
Rusty Pickle paper
Tim Holts Distress Ink Vintage Photo, Tea Dye, Faded Jeans, and Red Brick, Tiny Fastener, Mini PaperRosette die cut
American Crafts Thickers
Chatterbox letters (Ali)
Making Memories tiny alpha
Bo Bunny Cambridge stickers
Ranger Glossy Accent
Fiskars Twinkle, Twinkle Star and Round 'n Round squeeze punch
Dymo label maker
Mom's Crochet Lace

Isn't it fun when you clean out your scrap space you find so many things you had intended you use but never did.  My Kasiercraft and Rusty Pickle are two of my favs.  Although Rusty Pickle is no longer in business you can still buy their products online.


This is my favorite element.  My mom crochets pieces for …

Tiny Dancer

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Little started ballet this summer.  You want to talk about totally adorable, Little is adorable in her ballet outfit and how well she dances for a 2 year old.  This was her second day of class.  How can you help but create a layout for her scrapbook memories?

Let's Break It Down
Graphic 45 Secret Garden paper collection
Blue Fern Studio chipboard
Prima pearls
Ranger Stickles
Flower Soft
K&Co. words
Making Memory tiny alpha
Fiskars Round 'n Round squeeze punch
EK Success pen
Vintage Lace

Second to the photo I love this pieces.  Blue Fern Studio's chipboard is the base with vintage lace layered on top.  I added Prima pearls and then the hand cut butterflies. 

I hand cut the flowers and accented them with Flower Soft.  I've had the product for awhile but had never used it.  Actually, it scared me to use it.  LOL 

Just when you think Little can't get more adorable check out Tabitha Safdi Photography's blog for photos of Little's last day of classes for s…

4th of July

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If you haven't seen Irene Tan's work please make sure to go to her blog Scrapperlicious.  I fell in love with her work the first time I saw it.  This layout is my take on one of her's entitled "Dad."

This is Little's sister at Mimi's and the annual Peach Festival.  She just wasn't old enough to drink the famous Peach Tea.

Let's Break It Down
Kaisercrafts paper collection (one of their first)
Rustly Pickle (sheet music)
Fiskars Twinkle, Twinkle squeeze punch, Seal of Approval squeeze punch, Jenni Bowlin Scalloped Banner squeeze punch
Vintage Button, Twine, Rick Rac
Dymo Label Maker
Ranger Stickles
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo
Unknown-tags, red star paper, numbers (actually from my alphabet soup stash)

If you know where any of my "unknowns" came from let me know.  Most everything is from my older stash.  I recently purged my  scrapbook supplies (about 6 or 7 huge boxes to charities, sold more than I can image, and still have more t…

Blue Fern Studio July Challenge

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If I haven't said it enough I am in love with Blue Fern Studio's chipboard.  They are so delicate but durable.  I just had to jump in on their July Challenge.  FYI:  I purchased my BFS chipboard through A Cherry On Top (no commission).  Fast, easy, and I have a coupon code for you for:  By using this code you can get 15% off all new items. NEWSTUFF15  It saved me several dollars. 

Here is my little ballerina.  I am so proud of how this little 2 year old has taken to the grace and beauty of ballet.  It is so much fun to just watch the teacher create magic with the girls dancing. 


Let's Break It Down
Blue Fern Studios chipboard title, banner, and flower
Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe paper collection
Antique Lace
Bag O' Buttons buttons
7 gypsies tags
Tim Holtz Tiny Fastener 
Internet clip art
Photoshop Elements
Blue Fern Studio Sketch


A fun tip:  there are all types of free clip art on the internet.  I found the ballerina that is on the tag in a black silhouette. I sav…

Altered 7 Gypsies Letter Box Tray with Graphic 45 Plus...

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Several years ago I purchased a 7 Gypsies' Letter Box Tray.  I've always wanted to do something to alter it or put family photos in it to hang in my scrapbook room.  Somehow I could not find just the right project so I used it to put embellishments and such into it that was left over from a project.  Finally, ...

I found the perfect project!  For my little antique corner, in my scrapbook room, I wanted to put a photo of my Great-Great Grandparents Yates.  Talk about beautiful and handsome, they were both.  I never met my great-great grandfather but I had the privilege of having Mother's Day with Great-Great Grandma for many years.

I love this piece.

Let's Break It Down
7 Gypsies Letter Box Tray
Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe
Vintage Buttons
Crochet lace from my mother 
Tim Holtz Idea-ology, arrows, time piece, frame, keys, nib
Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Vintage Photo and Stained Walnut
Wendy Vecchi Art Parts
Petaloo Flower
Magic Mesh
X-ACTO Craft Knife
Fiskars Micro-…

The Christmas Spider, A Tutorial

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I first saw the Christmas Spider last Christmas when my friend, Rachel Catoe, gifted my granddaughter with a Christmas Spider.  I was hooked.  The story is great and the spider ornament is great.  Rachel kindly put together a tutorial for us at D's Paper Studio.

Rachel Catoe
Wife to one...
Mom to two...
Crafty chick extraordinaire
The Christmas Spider
24 gauge metal bead wire for the legs
20 gauge metal bead wire for the body
ornament hooks
jewelry beads for the legs
larger jewelry making beads for body
wire cutters
needle nose pliers

Cut a piece of 20 gauge wire about 2 inches for a 1 inch spider body.You will need the extra length of the wire to give yourself room to move the beads and the legs around.You will trim off the extra wire once you have added the legs and are satisfied with how it looks.
For the legs, you will need four pieces of the 24 gauge wire.Cut them about 5inches long. Again, the length is to give yourself plenty of room to work.Better too long than too short.
C…

Yes, You Can Go Home Again...Scrapbook/Canvas Project

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I made a trip to Florida this past week, the first in several years.  I was able to visit with my mom, sister, uncle, aunts, niece and her husband and the cutest grand-niece ever. 

Aunt Debby and Nana One of the familiar items in Mom's house is a canvas piece I made for her years and years ago.  It was lifted from one of Ali Edwards' early books, A Designer's Eye.  The photos are not of the greatest quality.  But it shows off the paper design that is totally Ali.

Mom and Me
Let's Break It Down
Basic Grey Motifica, not sure of the other line of Basic Grey ... do you know?
Making Memories, large frame, metal buttons, washers
Other ... words, die cut for smaller slide frames, red buttons, printable transparency .... do you know?

Here are some close ups of the paper design.



I love this project and it was the first of many.  I also cherish it because it says so much about me and Mom.

Yep, you can go home again.

Have a Crafty Day!