Tag Archives: diy

Scrappin’ with Clear Scraps

10 Apr

I have been having such a blast playing around with the April 2013 Clear Scraps Kit.

Take a look at what is included in this fabulous kit!!

My last 2 April projects for this kit are up on the Clear Scraps Kit Blog.

Here is just a sneak peek at my projects, you will have to travel over to the POST to see the entire project!

While you are there, I would love for you to leave a comment letting me know what you think of the final projecst!!

Until next months, when I will have something else to share from them….

ta ta for now..

Here are the sneak peeks.

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Guess What I’m up to now??

9 Apr

For any of you who live locally, I am getting ready to start teaching classes at our local Ben Franklin store.

My first class was officially last Saturday, which was called Scrapbook 101.

Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames of Grass Valley are starting to do a series of free classes.  Be sure to check their page to see what teachers are doing what.

My next class, this Saturday April 13, 2013 will be about 2 page layouts.  I will be showing you my favorite way to do a 2 page layout and get you practice the technique yourself!!

I am most excited to let you know about my Mother’s Day Card Class coming up real soon on Tuesday April 23, 2013 from 1:00 to 3:00pm.

MOTHER’S DAY CARD CLASS…MOTHER’S DAY CARD CLASS…MOTHER’S DAY CARD CLASS…MOTHER’S DAY CARD CLASS…

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This class will require you to sign up by calling the store at 530-273-1348.

Cost:  18.00

Supplies for cards are included

Please bring your own SCISSORS and ADHESIVES.

Here is a look at each one of the cards.

Space is limited, so call soon to reserve your spot!!

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Authentique Paper Guest Post + Giveaway

13 Jun

I am so excited that I was invited to have the opportunity to do a guest spot for Authentique Paper.

I am mostly using papers from the line called CAREFREE.

I came across this thing at my local thrift store.

I have no idea what it was originally for, but I have needed a cute napkin holder for my kitchen table for a long time.

I used lots of different prints from my 6 x 6 Carefree bundle.

I love Authentique’s different alphabet stickers and have quite a few from their different lines.

 I used those alphas to spell out gently manner reminders that I am always needing to remind my kids of.

I applied all the papers with Modge Podge so this would last a long time.

I also mixed in some old sheet music to add some different colors to the project.  The blue paper is from Authentique Paper’s Genuine Line.

I sometimes create things for posts I have no need for, but this is one thing I will use everyday!

Red is my favorite color and goes perfect in my home.

I hope you like this as much as I do.

Next, using the same Carefree Line, I made a small plaque that could be used as a gift for a new mom.

Wouldn’t this be perfect sitting on a shelf or hanging on a wall in a baby’s room?

Using Authentique Paper’s different alphabet stickers, you can customize something like this any way you’d like.

I just love the floral print on the purse!  I would love to have some FABRIC in that print!  AHHHHHH!

I hope you have enjoyed my small visit back with my lovely friends at  Authentique Paper.

Do you know anyone with a baby named MAE?  Do you just love this plaque and want to change the name yourself??

Leave a comment, I could be persuaded to send this to you.  Leave a comment here and on Authentique Paper’s BLOG,

letting me know which of the Authentique Paper lines in your favorite and I will choose a random winner next Wednesday to send this plaque to!

TO QUALIFY YOU MUST HAVE LEFT A COMMENT ON MY BLOG  & AUTHENTIQUE PAPER’s BLOG.

I have said it before and will say it again, it is NEVER a chore to work with their product and is always such a pleasure to make things with their products!

Hope you have a great Wednesday!

This has been YOU KNOW WHO…tempting you with some CAREFREE fun from Authentique Paper!

Easter Fun Stuff

23 Mar
It is amazing to think it is almost Easter time.
We are in our Spring season and nothing is more fun than making Easter/Spring decorations.
Today I am showing you a very easy idea I cam up with based on this cute sticker I found online.
This is a sticker meant for a scrapbook page, I just thought it was adorable.  I thought it would also make a very cute decoration, but this is a sticker, soo..this is what I came up with.
I used the largest egg in the Nesting Eggs set to cut out the egg base. The bunny in the basket are the Spring Basket 1.
After cutting the large eggs I embossed them with the Black Eyes Susans embossing plate and then sanded the paper to reveal the gorgeous design.
To make my eggs and chicks, I used a combination of Little Stacker Ovals and the Nesting Eggs. The wings for the chick are petals from the Frangipani die.
To cut the eggs and leave the shell looking like they do, I used the Zig Zag Ric Rac border.
I adhered these to some rectangle blocks of wood, so they are nice and sturdy and will stand up just fine on a counter or mantel.
Sometimes ideas for things can be found in unusual places.
Looking at my project, it is hard to believe it is based on a sticker I saw..right??
This also reminds me to tell you about our current challenge.
The theme is EASTER.
Be sure and check out all the details for the challenge HERE.
Thanks for stopping by, this has been Jeannie with The Polka Cabana with today’s post.