Showing posts from April, 2017

ScraPerfect Giveaway / Altered Printer's Tray, No A Melissa & Doug Tray!

ScraPerfect products helped me do what is a fun but often tedious job of making altered art.  In this case an altered Melissa & Doug tray that housed my granddaughter's magnetic doll/doll clothes. 

I saw information about the No Clog Writing Cap from ScraPerfect on Facebook.  I had to give it a try.  I was frustrated with my glues clogging. 

My Experience
I purchased my No Clog Writing Cap in February and started using it with my Ranger Glossy Accents.  I like it.  I love it!  I had to put crafting aside for a couple of weeks.  I expected it to be clogged when I got back to my projects.  I unscrewed the cap and the glue started flowing immediately.

My Project
I used ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever and Ranger's Glossy Accents with the No Clog Writing Caps.  Honestly, I am in love with ScraPerfect's No Clog Writing Caps.

Not once did my glues clog.  An added bonus was I could adhere the tiniest pieces and not have glue gushing from under the edges. (I can't wait to …

Memory Art From Paper Crafting Supplies

Do you capture a memory in altered art?  What do you do with all those tiny ballet shoes once they outgrow them?

Earlier I created Memory Art for Little with her first ballet shoes.  I finally completed my projects by altering Little's Sister and Ali's first ballet shoes.

All you need are the ballet shoes, a fantastic glue and anything you have in your scrapbook or art studio.  You can see Little's shoes at my blog post: What Do You Do With The Ballet Shoes?

Little's Shoes
Remove the inner sole of the shoe for a pattern to cut to your paper.  I love to fussy cut Graphic 45 paper.  The butterfly is from Blue Fern Studios.  I added a little banner "Learn to fly."
Ali's Shoes
Prima flowers and bird's nests are so much fun on Ali's shoes.  Instead of the elastic on the top of the shoes I added a pink ribbon. The little flowers are from Recollection. Look close to the pink crochet lace underneath the white. The long, looped part of the ribbon is separ…

Let's Make It Simple with Graphic 45

Did you read the title and laugh?  Graphic 45 creates the most beautiful papers collections.  I believe they design it just so I will fussy cut.  Question:  how can I keep it simple but still be creative fun?

It was the day of Little's birthday party and she wasn't feeling well.  A quick trip to the doctor confirmed she had flu and strep.  She was contagious so no party.  Friends and family were already there so this beautiful little girl with a beautiful heart got on Facetime and interacted with everyone at the party.  She had a good birthday party.

I played with my newly discovered Color Burst by Ken Oliver.  If you haven't tried this RUN and BUY.  It comes in little bottles but lasts a long time. 

Normally you activate the powder with water to create your watercolor effect.  I mixed my Color Burst with paint.

Paint chipboard white.
Tap a little Color Burst on paint you have on your mat.
Mix until you get the color or the shade you want.
Paint the chipboard.  Ad…

Designing a Scrapbook Layout...When Is It Too Much?

When is too much on a layout really too much?  I have an outline of what I like to do to create my pages.  Not paying close attention I might have created something other than I intended.  Designing a scrapbook layout has inherent pit falls when your paper and embellishments are especially extraordinary with a great amount of details. 

Was it too much on my layout?  Husband says "no."  I am not sure.

The story 
My daughter and her husband went to the Pont  des Arts Bridge in Paris and placed a lock on the bridge.  I am so glad they were given this opportunity before it was removed.

"A love lock or love padlock is a padlock which sweethearts lock to a bridge, fence, gate, or similar public fixture to symbolize their love. Typically the sweethearts' names or initials are inscribed on the padlock, and its key is thrown away to symbolize unbreakable love."  Wikipedia.

My System
I design the layout on paper. I try to remember tips I have received ... like th…

Julie Nutting's French Flea Market Collection

I found Julie Nutting's French Flea Market Collection by Photo Play while browsing at a local scrapbook store.  The only thing I have purchased is a stamp from Julie Nutting's product line.  I found the paper and design interesting but wondered if I had to stick to a French theme.  I love the colors and designs so I gave it my best.

This is a photo of my brother and me from  Easter 1964.  I love remembering my early childhood with my brother.  It was a magical time for me because we lived in Germany, had fun German friends...more like adopted grandparents and I was there during historical times.

Julie Nutting's French Flea Market Collection
Tim Holtz Distress Vintage Photo Ink, Idea-Ology heirloom roses, Idea-Ology gumdrops, Idea-Ology Transparent Film Strip Ribbon
Ken Oliver's Color Burst Alizarin Crimson
Ranger Enamel Accents White
Prima Flower and resin square tiles
Petaloo Flowers (top)
Key, Hobby Lobby
Doily, Recollection
Clock Hands from an old broken cl…

"I Believe" Bo Bunny's Faith Collection

The last scrapbook layout with Bo Bunny's Faith Collection was a bright "light" amidst my vintage style.  Here is another look at the Faith Collection with blues, pinks and yellows.  With a Prima Stencil and Ken Oliver's Color Burst it turns into a personal memory of my grandgirl.  This is a very versatile collection.

I Believe
This is my sweet Ali at Sunday School.  She demands we sing the "Sunday School" song while riding to church.   
Bo Bunny's Faith Collection
Tim Holtz: rub-ons (butterflies), Distress Ink vintage photo,
Ken Oliver Color Burst Lemon Yellow (on the flower under "I Believe")
Prima stencil, flower
Martha Stewart Gesso
Fiskars Micro-Scissors (all that detail cutting)
Hobby Lobby key

I am so tired of not being able to stencil without my paper buckling.  I love this stencil by Prima.  I thought "something without so much water in it....but  with the depth of paint."  With Gesso, that I know it has less water…

Be The Light...Bo Bunny's Faith Collection

Bo Bunny's Faith Collection is such a beautiful, artful collection.  The bright colors are a perfect combination of hues that really lifts the spirit.  You know what makes the colors pop off the page?  It's the striking black and white images.  The choice of inspirational words and verses are perfect for nearly every audience.  I honestly believe I sang and hummed while creating this page of my granddaughters.  I going back to buy more.

(It sounds like advertising...but's just that cool!)

Be The Light

Story:  My granddaughters have such caring hearts.  Last summer the heat was unbearable and they heard there were people who had no homes and had to live outside in the heat.  Their concern led them to collecting cases of water in their neighborhood.  They delivered them to the local mission to be passed out to the homeless. 

They were so creative by delivering flyers to the neighbors, picking up the water and delivering it to the mission in their "Super Hero&quo…

Jack and Jill ... Little of This and That

Echo Park's Jack and Jill boy collection has been one of my favorites.  Generally,  I pick out paper I like and maybe a few matching pieces, but this time I chose to get their kit.  I discovered paper I probably would not have picked out individually absolutely fabulous. 

Side Note:  Echo Park's Jack and Jill boy's collection kit is harder to find now, but I did find a few kits available on ebay.  There are some good scrapbook ebay stores out there.  You can find the complete Jack and Jill girl's kit at Amazon and

Simply Amazing
My grandson, Little's brother, is simply amazing!

I mixed Echo Park's Jack and Jill with a myriad of products I had tucked away.  I know ALL D's Paper Studio readers have older paper stashed away.  My recommendation:  pull it out and use it.  Mix it with older products, add new products and techniques.

Layering never gets old.  I added Blue Fern Studio's stars inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink as well as his idea-o…

Tag-spiration! Gifts For Your Family

Tags with vintage photos as gifts.  I love this idea that Karenladd commented about on the last post: make tags for her family using old photos.  What a wonderful idea!  Thank you Karenladd.

Connie Mercer of Crafty Goodies blog asked to see the tag in my album.   This is the first day of December.

My granddaughter played a mouse in The Nutcracker for Columbia Classical Ballet at the Koger Center.  They were given the option to "roll over" aka tumble, onstage.  She was the only mouse that tumbled for each of the 6 performances.  There was a lot of pride throughout the family for this 4 year old.

My December Daily albums consisted of an 8 x 8 page, one tag for each day and 6 x 8 pocket page.

Last 5 December Daily Tag-spiration!
I enjoy using Dymo Label tape.  I use Tim Holtz Label Letters that simulate the same look...but the original is better.  The Dymo Label Makers are getting harder to find. 
Years and Years ago...when I was in Seminary I took a series of classes on how …