Monday, November 29, 2010

CHRISTMAS FRAME - Echo Park Everybody Loves Christmas

This week I bring you a Christmas theme frame using the Echo Park: Everybody Loves Christmas collection from GENERATIONS CRAFTING.

This project were sprayed using the Lindy's Stamp Gang GLITZ Scintillating Silver which looks like a beautiful pearl color.....LOVE IT!!!

See you soon!!!!

Hugs, T


Supplies: ECHO PARK Everybody Loves Christmas Bright Stripes pattern paper (back side) and Garland pattern paper; Webster's Pages Trim; misc lace; Prima say it in pearls; Tim Holtz NEW Tag & Frame die; Prima Poinsettia Flowers; Dymo Label Maker; Offray Ribbon; Red Stickles; Misc Sewing; Lindy's Stamp Gang GLITZ Scintillating Silver; Ranger Gold Daubber paint; MM Garment Pin; Tim Holtz Initial Charm; Cricut Expression; Storybook Cricut Cartridge; Papertrey Ink buttons, Twine.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL MY BEAUTIFUL CRAFTING FRIENDS!!! Thank you all for your support, wonderful comments and all your inspirations......I couldn't have done it without you and I will forever be grateful!!!!!!

Just wanted to quickly remind you all of some amazing Black Friday sales:

LINDY'S STAMP GANG.... BLACK WEEKEND SALE! everything is 30% off (Use coupon code: black30)

Once a year business owners all go a little crazy and offer sales that are above and beyond normal! We are jumping on board the crazy train this year and offering 30% OFF EVERYTHING, YES, EVERYTHING!!!!

Everything, that is, while supplies last, (and we've been stocking up those supplies!!). But like all good things, our sale must come to an end on 11/28/10. So, come shop with us during our crazy weekend!

Want to know when our next sale will be or just see the amazing new things we're mixing up? JOIN US ON FACEBOOK for exclusive sales just for our "friends", links to our new videos and amazing creations from our designers!

GENERATIONS CRAFTING......Spend a minimum of $25 and get the Bo Bunny - Sticker Grab Bag for only $1! Spend a minimum of $50 and get the Bo Bunny - Paper and Embellishment Grab Bag for only $5! Want them both? Sure! Just spend $50 minimum and get both for only $6! Here's how:

To get the Bo Bunny Sticker Grab Bag for only $1 on Black Friday: Load up your cart with a minimum of $25 worth of goodies, add the Bo Bunny Sticker Grab Bag to your cart and enter coupon code: BLKFRI1 during checkout!

To get the Bo Bunny Paper & Embellishment Grab Bag for only $5 on Black Friday: Load up your cart with a minimum of $50 worth of goodies, add the Bo Bunny Paper & Embellishment Grab Bag to your cart and enter coupon code: BLKFRI5 during checkout!

To get the Bo Bunny Sticker Grab Bag AND the Paper/Embellishment Grab Bag for only $6 on Black Friday: Load up your cart with a minimum of $50 worth of goodies, add BOTH Grab Bags to your cart and enter coupon code: BLKFRI6 during checkout!

Remember: you MUST spend the minimum (see above) in order to get the discount on the grab bags. Also, you MUST add the grab bag(s) to your cart or the coupon code will not work. Coupons for Grab Bags are good on Black Friday - Friday, November 26 - ONLY!! You have until 11:59pm or while supplies last!

HALLMARK SCRAPBOOK.......for all your Cricut supplies - best prices and customer service around!!!!

Hope you all have a blessed Thanksgiving weekend!!!

See you Monday!!

Hugs, T

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Well I must say....this mini album took me one week to complete!! YES ONE WEEK!!!!!! I got the idea of this mini from my friend ROSE. She is super talented and after I saw her Utube video, I ran out of the house and headed to Office Max where I picked up the 9 x 12 envelopes in white. Thank you so much Rose for all your inspiration - your work is amazing!!!!!

So for this mini I used the ENTIRE collection of Webster's Pages Sweet Season Collection........I used each and every pattern paper, the trims, fabric ribbon, journaling cards, and even some Webster's Pages Sparklers and all these items can be found at GENERATIONS CRAFTING. In addition I used some Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink, New Petaloo Canterbury Collection Flowers; LINDY'S STAMP GANG Glitz Spritz Desert Moon Cactus Gold and LINDY'S STAMP GANG Starburst Stain Golden Sleigh Bells; Martha Stewart Large Snowflake and Dove Punch, Martha Stewart Fine Glitter, New Tim Holtz Tag Die for all the smaller tags, Tim Holtz Memo Pins, Antique White Acrylic Paint, 9 x 12 white envelopes, ivory crochet thread, SU corner ticket punch, Tim Holtz Odds and Ends 100th Stamp Set, Misc Lace, Prima Flowers and Prima Say it in Pearls and Lace.

Since the mini is thick at the spine, I knew I could not use rings and I didn't want to use my Bind it all so I did a search on Utube for BOOK BINDING and I came across THIS VIDEO........OMG it was awesome. I must admit, I watched the video over 10 times before I did my actual book binding, but when I sat down to to it, I bound my mini in 10 minutes......literally!!! I don't know the name of the gentleman, but his tutorial is amazing and if you have not tried the Coptic book binding, you really need to try and bind your next mini this will LOVE IT!!!!!

Ok now I leave you with pictures of the mini and be sure to check out my Utube channel for the video HERE.

Have a wonderful week!! Oh wait a couple of announcement for next weeks sales:

Next Wednesday I will be posing all the sales over at GENERATIONS CRAFTING as well as Coupon Codes right here on my blog .
In addition LINDY'S STAMP GANGis having an amazing Black Friday sale you do not want to miss - SEE AD ON MY SIDE BAR!!!

Hugs, T

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Just wanted to remind you about the Little Lindy Kit giveaway on the Lindy's Stamp Gang Utube channel (Lindysgang).

If you have never tried Lindy's products, a Little Lindy Kit is perfect for you. Each kit comes with:

One Starbutst Stain
One Starburst Spray
One Moon Shadow Mist and
One Magical Mica

These are avilable in the following colors:
Black, Blue, Green, Vintage Metallic, Purple, Red and Turtuoise

Each Little Lindy Kit is $12.50 but you still have a chance to win ONE set tomorrow and ONE set on Thursday so be sure to check out the video below and follow the instructions to enter for a chance to win!!!! Click HERE to be sent directly to the LSG Utube Channel - comments must be left on the LSG Utube video.

Have fun!!

Hugs, T

Monday, November 8, 2010


I think I have FRAME FEVER LOL!!!!! I can't stop altering them but I am having so much fun.....each and every one is different. As a very proud designer of GENERATIONS CRAFTING, today I have 2 different frames to share with you so lets get started quickly....I will be posing the Title, Supplies and then the pictures.....but first I wanted to remind you that if you haven't checked out GENERATIONS CRAFTING - YOU HAVE TO!!!!! They have all the latest collections from manufactures like Basic Grey, Bo-Bunny, Graphic 45, Webster's Pages, Anna Griffen, Echo Park, Prima, Petaloo and many more. I don't know about YOU but I LOVE to be able to shop for everything in one place and their prices are THE BEST - go check it out for yourself HERE. OK now for my projects LOL.....


Supplies: Papers: Basic Grey CURIO Linen pattern paper and Basic Grey CURIO Ophelia pattern paper; Basic Grey CURIO Rub on book (I added it to the middle of two white e-line prima flowers), Basic Grey CURIO Glazed Brads, Basic Grey CURIO Tabs-Paper Labels, Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink, Glitz Design Stamp - Distress Set #1 (used on hand made flowers as well as the backgroud paper), Prima Flowers, Prima Say it in Crystals, Websters Pages Trim, Frame around the picture (Cricut Cart & Expression), Martha Stewart Butterfly punches, Maya Road Rose Trim, FAMILY (from Cricut cart & Expression), Dymo Label Maker, Misc Sewing, Lindy's Stamp Gang Moon Shadow Mist in Tawny Turquoise - misted on the entire project (MATCHED PERFECT!!! - Even added it to some flowers)


This frame I made as a birthday gift for my bosses daughter Jackie. Jackie volunteers at the animal shelter and she is the one that found CUTIE for us and we are so grateful. She has a dog named MENINA so I made her this frame for a special picture of her and Menina.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Another B-day set!!

Well another Friday upon us and another week closer to the holidays - wooooo hooooo!!!

My boss hired a new girl to help me out at the office about a month ago and she is such a sweetheart. I was showing her some things on my blog yesterday and she mentioned to me that she wished she had asked me to make a quick card for her daughter so I offered to make the card and a matching altered wooden box.........she told me her daughter LOVES pink and immediately I knew that I wanted to use the BoBunny Allisa Scrap Pink kit that I had used to make all the PINK projects for GENERATIONS CRAFTING. I also took some of the paper, shredded it and crimped it to make the stuffing for the bag - I love to do this with matching pattern paper.

Again I used the dress form stamp that I LOVE so much!!!

Other supplies: Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink; Prima Flowers; Black Acrylic Paint; Tulle; Misc Ribbon; Misc Sewing.

Hope everyone has a great weekend.....I have LOTS of projects to share with all of you next week......and if you are thinking more altered frame - you are right!! There will be a doggie frame using the Basic Grey Max & Whiskers collection; Christmas theme frame using the Echo Park Everyone Loves Christmas collection and another family frame using the new Basic Grey Curio collection!!!!!

ONE MORE THING......Over on FACEBOOK, Generations Crafting is having a giveaway and we all love giveaways. If you have not joined them yet click HERE. The topic is: What have we inspired you to create? Leave a comment on that specific FB post to enter for a chance to win a goody bag full of supplies to help your creativity! Leave your comment by Sunday night and they will announce the winner Monday morning.

See you all next week!!!!!

Hugs, T

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

SMILE - Picture Frame

Well it's already HUMP DAY....... can you believe it??? Some of you may have already seen a couple altered frames I have been working on for the kids teachers. I am starting my Christmas gifts early on and not procrastinating as I always do LOL

I really enjoy using the products from Lindy's Stamp Gang and for this specific project I used lots of different ones. The paper is from the Webster's Pages Garden Gala Collection and I sprayed it with Gator Gumbo Olive Starbust Spray to give the shimmer over the entire page. For the flowers I used the California Golden Poppy Starburst Spray as well as the Burnished Brass Moon Shadow Mist. The Filagree key is also from Lindy's Stamp Gang and I used the Twilight Bronze Slate embossing powder to emboss the entire key. I really LOVE the way all these products work so well together.

This is a picture of the products I just listed:

I also wanted everyone to know that now you can join Lindy's Stamp Gang on Facebook HERE.

There is also a nice giveaway going on right now for the newest kits called LITTLE LINDY KITS. If you have not tried out their products, this is the perfect way to get a little of everything. Each kit includes 1 Starburst Stain, 1 Starburst Spray, 1 Moon Shadow Mist and 1 Magical Mica and they are available in a variety of colors. Tracey will be doing a giveaway for EACH COLOR KIT so be sure to check out their Utube Channel HERE. Be sure to check out the entire video because in the end, there will be specific instructions on how to enter for a chance to win one of these amazing kits. Here is a picture of what the kits look like:

Hope you all have an amazing week!!

Hugs, T

Monday, November 1, 2010

CELEBRATE - Card & Bag

What a weekend.......This is a birthday card and altered wooden bag from Michael's using the Glitz papers which I made for my sisters birthday.

Supplies: Glitz pattern papers: Scarlett Polka and Scarlett Bouquet; Prima bling; Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink; Black lace trims; dress form stamp; elements ribbon; Papertrey Ink card stock; iamroses flowers.

Thanks for stopping by - hope you all have a wonderful week!

Hugs, T