Sunday, January 30, 2011

Denim Pocket Art

I am in another swap, and this time we are using denim pockets. I have finished one and only have one more to go.  Denim makes me think of the 1940's and Norman Rockwell. So, I went on the web searching for some Norman Rockwell art that I could work with. I love this image. It is so sweet, and I do believe it is perfect for a denim pocket. I used lace, pearls, flowers and burlap.  There's also some old patterned paper that I have probably had for years. So you may want to hang on to that old paper. You never know when you may need it! I used a Martha Stewart punch for the sprigs under the flowers. That's pretty much it. Now here's the finished product. I hope you enjoy, and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Look what the Fed Ex man brought me!

Look at what Simply Renee sent me! I am thrilled! Can't wait to put them up. That's my project later this afternoon/this evening. I have pretty much decided what I am going to hang on them. Can't wait to free up some more space in my room! I will post pictures when I am done. But for now, here is what received.

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

OMG! You have to check out Simply Renee's new Clip it ups!!!

Clip it Up All-In-One Organization System – CHA Booth 2860

With the Clip it Up All-In-One you're in charge! Choose the components you need to create the storage that works for you. Mix and match. It’s all up to you!

The All-In-One Base allows you to add and adjust components for your personal needs. With its sturdy, yet simple design, grooves are placed every inch apart to allow maximum use of the entire frame.

Want more ribbon space? Check out the double-sided ribbon holder.

Add the multi-purpose trays for the loose items you need organized but want within easy reach.

The All-In-One uses the classic Clip it Up rotating storage arms that continue to be a favorite of crafters, scrapbookers, and quilters everywhere. Now the opportunity to have it your way is combined with the unique visual storage concept of the Clip it Up line of products, all in one location.

01-045 All-In-One Base

MSRP $95.00

•The trays and rotating rings can be adjusted up or down the base unit poles

•Takes advantage of the vertical space in your craft room

•Eliminates the horizontal clutter of things spread out on a desktop or tucked into shelves

•See it, reach it, use it, yet keep it in its place

•78” tall, 33” wide legs 26”

03-007 Clip it Up Tray

MSRP $50.00

•18.5” diameter with 6 divided sections

•Perfect for tools, embellishments, paint, glitter, threads and more

•Spins for quick and easy access

03-005 Floor Model Arm

MSRP $35.00

•15” Diameter Ring

•Holds hundreds of paper, embellishments, fabric, notions

and more

•Spins for quick and easy access

03-008 All-In-One Single Ribbon

MSRP $45.00

•32” of ribbon storage

•Accommodates different sizes

of ribbon

•No dowels –No unraveling

•Simple to add and remove ribbon

03-009 All-In-One Double Ribbon

MSRP $70.00

•Doubles the amount of

ribbon storage

This new system will be available approximately May 2011!!!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Woohoo!!! I made the Simply Renee DT

I am so excited to announce that I made the Simply Renee Design Team!! Just in case you don't know, but I am sure you do, they sell the clip it up products! Last night I was in my scraproom, where else would I be, when the phone rang. I picked it up, and they were actually calling to welcome me to the team! I was like, Oh my God, I can't believe it! I don't even think I said, "Thank You", but I am sure they understand when they surprise us like that! What a way to start us off!! I am beyond thrilled! Can't wait to get started and get to know everyone on the team!  Please check out their blog at as you will be seeing me there. Also to buy their products you can visit them at their website at  Hope your day is exciting as mine!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Please check this out!

Well, I have been waiting to announce this for awhile now. I am on a new Design Team at Better Living Through Scrapbooking!! It's exciting, and will give me a chance to do different things that I probably never would do on my own.  Go to to visit their blog. Every month they host two challenges and give you a chance to win prizes. Check out this prize.

Here is my example layout for the challenge. I used the Once Upon a Springtime collection by Graphic 45. You can view the materials used at:

Now I know you love Tim Holtz! So get on over there and try your hand at winning!  Come on, I know you want to!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Graphic 45 and Le Romantique

I am on a mission to use my G45 papers. They are coming out with some beautiful new lines, and I figured I had better use them up so I can justify buying more. For this layout I used the Le Romantique collection. Though some of the peach/pink paper is from Once Upon a Springtime. I only had a few of Romantique and thank goodness the Springtime collection has some of the same tones. I also made my flowers again using the George and Basic Shapes cart. These flowers are perfect for having a less bulky layout. I loved adding the lace and ribbon and pearls. I also used a Martha Stewart border punch.Other than that I distressed and inked. The layout is of my Grandfather and Grandmother. They actually didn't stay married that long. They had two children and then divorced. Not very common back then, but I guess they had their reasons. Well I hope you enjoy it, and thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Working with Graphic 45

Here's a lo in green using the Renaissance Faire collection. I used the Martha Stewart Doily Lace, Modern Garland and Garden Trellis punches. The bottom part of the flowers were cut with the cricut ecpression using the George and Basic Shapes cart. The top of the flowers are a punch. The branches are a punch too. The fence is a wooden piece I bought at Michael's. Last but not least is that wonderful clock. You can find them at . Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Final Tag

Here's the final tag in the swap. Okay, I lost steam on this one and it is not my favorite, but I still like it. I used Kaisecraft for the papers and Prima flowers. I am sure you are tired of hearing about these tags so going to make it short and sweet. Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, January 2, 2011

Fashionista Tag

This is tag three for the tag/lace swap. The image is one I got months ago at Pages in Time. I don't think you can find it there anymore, but if you want to check out the site, the tag is located on my sidebar. As stated in previous posts, I cut the tag with my cricut using the George and Basic Shapes cartridge. The flourishes are from the Home Decor cart. I cut what I needed off the flourish. The black flowers are made by Petaloo and the red flowers are Recollections that I bought at Michaels.The Papers are Basic Grey. I only have one more to make! Then hopefully I can work on my mini Christmas album using Bo Bunny's Noel collection.  Thanks again for stopping by!

Saturday, January 1, 2011


Okay I boo booed. I said I cut the Eiffle Tower with French Manor. That was wrong. I cut it with Summer in Paris. Ugh! I cut out both and liked the Summer in Paris one better. Sorry for the error!

Mona Lisa Tag

Here is the second tag for the lace tag swap I am in. I have been wanting to do a Mona Lisa ATC for quite awhile but  never quite get around to it. This swap provided a way for me to work with that image. I loved every bit of it. I had a hard time at first but then I just kept adding to it. I used my cricut expression to cut the tag and the Eiffel Tower. You can find the tag on the George and Basic Shapes cartridge, and the Eiffel Tower on French Manor. Though only cricut circle members have French Manor. Perhaps you can find one on ebay. I loved the addition of the feathers on this. I used a punch for the flowers and leaves.  Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you are having a Happy New Year!