Sunday, October 31, 2010


This past Friday my kids had their Harvest Fest at school and they got to dress up in their costumes. Kasi was a Monarch butterfly and Damian was an Army are some pictures from that morning.

YES I added TONS of iamroses and prima flowers to Kasi's head piece and I also added lots of orange and gold stickles to them.

Have a happy and safe Halloween!!

Hugs, T

Friday, October 29, 2010

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!!! Today is a big day for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design ("SCACD")!!!!! Launching her new line is Artist Carmen Medlin for SCACD!!!! WOOOO HOOOOO WELCOME TO SCACD CARMEN!!! Her first set of stamps is called "Reflections" and are available right now at SCACD.

Sooooo, are you ready for the fun blog hop????? All you have to do is leave a comment on ALL the hop blogs for a chance to win ONE of THREE SCACD 20% off entire purchase coupons. Please only limit ONE ENTRY PER BLOG. These coupons are a ONE TIME USE (PRODUCTS ONLY) and does not include shipping. The winners will be posted tonight at 7pm EST on the store blog HERE!!! GOOD LUCK TO ALL THAT ENTER!!!!!

To purchase these new stamps visit SCACD.
**Direct buyers for European International orders head to Quixotic Paperie who is an exclusive SCACD retailer and will have the stamps available and for Canadian Orders head on over to the Newest SCACD Exclusive retailer Art Du Scrapbooking and they too will have the stamps available.

Now for the blog hop. You should have ended up in my blog from Alex's blog but if you didn't, and in case you have lost your way around, the hop starts here:

Jorunn S. Klakegg
Kim Gruetzmacher
Jacqui Dennis
Mary Giemza
Rowena Barnard
Judy Laing
Iris Wiechmann
Kim Costello
Chris Olsen
Kim Dellow
Rach Schneider

GOOD LUCK, HAVE FUN and don't forget to visit SCACD!!!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!
Hugs, T

Hope you like my card. I used the following supplies: Image: First Signs of Fall from the new Reflections Set #1 – Carmen Medlin for SCACD; Basic Grey Wisteria pattern paper; Viva Pearl Pen in white (for buttons); Martha Stewart punch around the page fall leaves; Prima flowers; skeleton leaf; Papertrey Ink card stock; Papertrey Ink labels stamp #2; Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink; Offray Ribbon; Copic markers; misc sewing.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


For this frame I used a new line of paper I had never used's called Glitz and it can be found over at GENERATIONS CRAFTING!!!

Last week I received a surprise package from my friend Regina from AllThingsPretty .....she sent me some die cuts from some new dies, some lace and some super cute stamped tags - THANKS REGINA!!! I really wanted to use this chandelier cut so I painted it black, added some beaded medium and while still wet, I added black glitter.

Here is a list of supplies I used: Glitz Bouquet paper; Vintage whatnots; Script stamp; iamroses flowers and skeleton leaves, Glimmer mist; lace; EKSuccess punch; Chandelier; Martha Stewart Glitter; stickles; Prima border strip; Prima Say it in Crystals

Thanks for stopping by!! Oh one more thing........

Guess what???
WOOOOO HOOOOO!!!!!! This is so super exciting news!!!!

Be sure to join me and all of the SCACD designers and guest designers for a fabulous blog hop on Friday, October 29, 2010 but as usual, Susana is giving some blog candy, so head on over to the store blog and enter HERE for a chance to win!!!!!

See you Friday!!!!

Hugs, T

Hugs, T

Friday, October 22, 2010


Just a quick post today with a new altered frame.

One of the girls that works in another office on our floor is having a baby, so today we are all giving her a lunch/baby shower. I started getting the flowers together, pulling the paper and before I knew it, I was done with the frame.

I used the Basic Grey Kioshi paper to cover the frame, painted it with a mix of antique white acrylic paint and water to give it the white wash look. The flowers are ALL from - I am in love with these flowers. I buy them in white so that I can alter them to match my project. The flowers are altered using the Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Sprays in Ramblin Rose Pink; Magnolia Magenta Gold and Baby Azure Sea Asters misted very lightly. I also spayed the entire background paper with the Ramblin Rose Pink after I white washed it.

I used the scrap from the frame section to cut out the baby's name "ABIGAIL" using the Tim Holtz Vintage Alphabet Die.

Other Supplies: Websters Pages Lace; Martha Stewart Butterfly punches; Martha Stewart Lace border punch; glossy accents, Prima Say it in Pearls, Misc Sewing.

More altered frames to come.....hopefully this weekend I will make 3 frames for some very special friends. I just LOVE altering them. I also have to keep working on the ones for the teachers so you will be seeing lots of altered frames using new paper lines from GENERATIONS CRAFTING.

(I had to edit my post this morning to show the quick card I made for her last night)

Have a great weekend!!
Hugs, T


Wednesday, October 20, 2010


This week I got to play with some new Tim Holtz embossing folders from Generations Crafting. I made 3 cards and a handing Pumpkin Patch frame to fit the 4 x 6 picture of my kids. Each year the school takes FALL pictures and I wanted to create a special frame for it.

I also used the Lindys Stamp Gang Starburst Stains in Witch's Potion Purple and Freaky Franken-Lime from the new Haunted Halloween collection to color the flowers and add to the embossed Halloween word card.

Other supplies: Matha Stewart Spider Wed Edge Punch; Martha Stewart Fine Glitter; Jute; Chalk Ink; CTMH White Ink; Cuttlebug Die/Embossing Set; Papertrey Ink card stock; Prima E-line Flowers; Iamroses flowers; Inkadinkadoo Fall Stamp set; The Cutting Cafe Printable Stamp Halloween Time Stamp set; Prima lace; Offray ribbon; Copic Glitter Gold pen; Dymo label maker.

Thanks for stopping by!!
Hugs, T

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

FAMILY FRAME...."Family is everything"

This year, I am starting early on the teachers Christmas gifts so this week for Generations Crafting I altered a wooden frame from Michael's for one of my daughters teachers. Here is a picture of the 12 x 12 frame (It will fit up to a 5 x 7 photo):

Well if you notice, this frame can either be hung on the wall or stood on a table......I took all the screws off the frame, sanded it and painted it with Acrylic paint in a mushroom color (so beautiful). Then I chose this beautiful paper from the Basic Grey Pyrus Collection (Oblate) and I placed it on the frame, traced out the opening for the picture and cut it out. Once I had the paper ready, I placed the frame aside and started working on the pattern paper....choosing flowers, pearls, stamps, inks, pins, etc.

Here is the final frame......unfortunately when I put it all together, I noticed I had set it all up UPSIDE DOWN!!!!! LOL....these things ONLY happen to me LOL.....I just started laughing.....what was I to do right????? The final frame can only be hung now instead of having the option of placing it on a table or hanging but it's OK....I really love the way it turned out.

Supplies: Basic Grey Pyrus: Oblate (Main background); Basic Grey Pyrus: Elements Stickers (Flower boarder to the left); Prima Swirls with Lace (Gold); Prima Autumn Harvest Ginger flowers

The word FAMILY is from the Home Accents Cricut cartridge cut on the Cricut Expression.

Additional items: Tim Holtz Pin, Tim Holtz Adage ticket, Tim Holtz Film Strip, Tim Holtz Tiny attacher, Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo, Tim Holtz masking tape in the musical notes, pearl trim, alcohol ink, Prima lace, Swarovski crystals, Girls Paperie Dress Form stamp, Lace, iamroses flowers, glimmer mist, misc sewing, acrylic paint, Dymo label maker, skeleton leaves and Twine from Papertrey Ink.

Hope you all have a wonderful week!!
Hugs, T

Friday, October 8, 2010

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH!!!!!'s that time of year and I'm back with some Breast Cancer Awareness projects to share with everyone!!!!! I have several friends, that I love dearly, which have suffered from this disease and other cancers and every night I pray for each and every one of them.......They are the inspiration behind my projects......I LOVE YOU GIRLS!!!!!

Over at GENERATIONS CRAFTING, Floren will be having THREE different kits available value priced at only $10! Half of the proceeds from the sale of this kit will be donated to the City of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation! Together, we can make a difference!

The kit I chose for my projects is the BoBunny Alissa which includes: 2 Sheets of Alissa - Adorable; 2 Sheets of Alissa - Kissable; 2 Sheets of Alissa - Look At Me; 2 Sheets of Alissa - Love You; 2 Sheets of Alissa - So Cute; 2 Sheets of Alissa - Cut Outs; 1 Sheet of Alissa - Combo Stickers; 1 Sheet of Alissa - Rubons; 1 Package of Alissa - iCandy Brads

With this kit I made a mini album as well as three cards. In addition to the kit, I also used the YOU GOTTA HAVE HOPE and THINK PINK, printable stamp sets from THE CUTTING CAFE.

Be sure to check out GENERATIONS CRAFTING for these beautiful kits.....remember they are available only while supplies last and while you are there, be sure to check out the other great deals!!


Hope you have an amazing weekend!!!!

Hugs, T

CARD 1: (Tag sentiment is from THE CUTTING CAFE; pattern paper for the main card is from the kit)

CARD 2: (This ribbon shaped card and the patter paper used for the butterfly is from THE CUTTING CAFE; the patter paper for the main card and rub-on is from the kit)

CARD 3: (Background paper is from THE CUTTING CAFE......and from the kit I used the flower border sticker as well as the iCandy Brad)

BREAST CANCER MINI ALBUM: (I used tons of stuff from the Alissa Kit. If there is anything you want to know specifically, please let me know. The ribbon album itself was cut out of chipboard which can be purchased HERE using my Cricut Expression, Gypsy and the Stand and Salute Cricut Cartridge.