Sunday, May 31, 2009

Sunshine Garden Simply Scrapping Kit

Hello Everyone! Sorry to have been remiss in not updating my blog, but sometimes life intervenes....Today I have to share some pictures of the layouts we did in a Scrapbook in a Day class I held. Thanks to the lovely ladies who attended!
We made Twenty 12 x 12 layouts using the Sunshine Garden Simply Scrapping Kit. If you are interested in purchasing this kit, it is available on my Stampin Up website, just click on the left side.....

These are just 6 of the layouts, and I attempted to sew my photo mats. Not too bad for my first try.
I also wanted to Thank Jackie Topa who created some great instructions which helped me so much today!
Hope you enjoyed!
Have a creative week!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

MDA Lock Up


Laurel DeViney

Description: Usually Wears a Smile
CAUTION: Heavily Armed With Kindness…This Could Be Contagious!
PRIOR CONVICTION: Thoughtfulness and Generosity

Please Help Me!!! I have been arrested and will be put in jail for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Lock-up. Don’t even bother asking what crime I have committed – it’s not really that important. I just have to raise my bail of $3000.00 before the Lock-Up and they will go easy on me, but I need your financial assistance to post my bond. Please lend your support during the:
Atlantic City MDA Lock-Up 2009, Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel
July 8, 2009
Your 100% tax-deductible donation will help MDA continue research into the cause and the possible cure of the 43 neuromuscular diseases they cover. Your support of the MDA Lock-Up will also help MDA provide medical equipment, clinic visits, support groups and a magical week of MDA Summer Camp for the families served by the Association in our local area.


Thank you for helping me help MDA.… to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association

All donations are appreciated, and will help send some kids to camp!

Thanks so much!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day! Today I wanted to share with you a picture of my hero, who is my Dad. I love this picture of him, that I took a few years ago in front of our flag on Memorial Day. My Dad is a Veteran who served 24 years in the Navy. He retired when I was 4 years old, many years ago. In this picture he was dressed up in his uniform to participate in a local Memorial Day parade, and I think he looks great!

I will be working on some projects later today, that hopefully I will get a chance to post, but in the meantime, be sure to honor the Veterans in your life, and have a wonderful Memorial Day!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Stamping Sundays- Mother's Day Project and Scrapping Sand

Happy Mother's Day!

Today's video shows a Flower Pot card, which I was inspired to create from a great gal named Dawn Griffith. Dawn does a lot of stamping videos and her channel can be found : as it turns out, Dawn was inspired to make hers from Stephanie Luman, and Stephanie has a written tutorial on her blog. Check it out :

Thanks to both ladies for the inspiration!

The main project I show is an acrylic album in the shape of a lighthouse, I made for my Mom for Mother's Day. I purchased the album from my favorite scrapbooking store The Scrapbook Cafe located in Tuckerton, NJ. Angela Weimer is the very talented owner of the store and she was nice enough to share her recipe for Scrapping Sand. Please check out her store website:

To make Scrapping Sand you need:

A plastic disposable cup
a popsicle stick
Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls
Glossy Accents glue

Pour the amount of sand you want into a cup by using the UTEE as your "sand". Just pour it in dry, you will not be heating it. Add the amount of Gold Perfect Pearls to color the UTEE to the color you want. Once colored add enough Glossy Accents Glue, a little at a time, to have the mixture conform to a wet sand consistency. The tip Angela gave me was to make it feel like when you step in wet sand and leave an impression. Then apply to your project by scraping it on with the popsicle stick. Mold it to the form you want, and allow to dry very thoroughly. I let mine dry overnight. It is now solid as concrete.

Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

Wishing you a creative week!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Stamp Organization and Mother's Day book

Hello Everyone!

Today's video goes over some details about how I changed up my stamp storage today. For under $10 I managed to get my little acrylics, and my SU! sets better organized with the help of my friend Lisa.
I apologize in advance for the camera shaking, and my raspy voice, I have been pretty sick over the last few weeks, and being gone to Marriott school last week really did nothing to help, if anything I think it prolonged my cold.

The mini albums are available at your local craft store, I got mine at AC Moore for $1 each. They don't close fully, but it sure is better than digging through the lunch boxes.

The binder and page protectors and colored dots were all purchased at Staples. I think it ran us about $10 for the whole lot.

The Mother's day IOU book I speak of in the video is made from SU! Salebration papers, rectangular coasters, I punched the heart from the backing of the paper pack, ran it through my Xyron and applied glitter, I had the foam letters, but the girl scouts will be using cardstock letters I cut using Terry Albert's Sizzix dies and machine. Thanks again Terry!
The ribbon is all SU! 1/4" grograin in coordinating colors, and the book was bound with the Bind It All and 3/4" black O rings.

I really like the rectangular coasters and they can be found at an affordable price :

I have ordered from them and was really happy with the delivery time and prices.

Have a creative week!