Sunday, January 30, 2011

How To Make Beaded Stick Pins

I love the look of these adorable stick pin embellishments, so I decided to make my own. After trying several adhesives, even Zip Dry, I think I found the right one to hold the beads in place. The adhesive was purchased at Michael's in the bead section. Thanks for visiting, and enjoy the video.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Altered Frame Winners

Congratulations to Paula Puckette, and Carol, as they have be selected via for the Valentine frames. If you would kindly email me your address, so that I can get those mailed on Monday the 31st. I would like for you to receive them in plenty of time before the holiday.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Valentine Altered Frame-Sweetheart Cricut Cartridge


                                         Hello Scrappers!
 For today's project I have my first altered $1.00 frame that I purchased at Michael's.  I have added one of my home made pins, which I will show you how to make on my next video.  I will also be giving these frames to two people that are interested.  All you have to do is leave a comment stating that you are interested in having your name added for a chance to win.  Thanks to my friend Beulah for spending the day with me, and for making a beautiful thank you card for me.  She has some beautiful layouts, and other projects on her blog.  Please stop by and visit her at
Thank you for all of my followers, and a special welcome to all of my new followers this month.  Enjoy the video, and thanks for visiting!!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Tea Light Candle Card

Hello Scrappers!
This style of card is very popular in Europe. Here is a link to the original project.
The measurements were originally in centimeters, so I measured my tea lights, and figured out the measurement in inches for this card. I wish I would of known how to make this for the holidays, but I have adapted it to fit either for a birthday, or thinking of you card. I will have to remember this project for next Christmas. Enjoy making this card for a birthday or special greeting.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Valentine Heart Candy Containers-Tags, bags, boxes and more(Cricut)

Hello Scrappers!
I love the Cricut Cartridge Tags, Bags, Boxes and More. I need to use it more often. I tend to forget how great some of the older carts are. So for today's project I have made a Valentine Candy Holder using this cart. Have fun watching the video and thanks for joining me.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Baby Bow Project-New Arrival Cricut Cartridge

Hello Scrappers!!
I just wanted to say hi to everyone. I stumbled through my video a little because I was a little nervous being in front of the camera. I have made some annotations on the video to help you understand what I was trying to spit out.LOL
Making this bow, and personalizing it for that special baby, will make a new mom very happy. I have been making bows for a very long time, so it comes very natural for me. I will give you some steps to help you create your own. There are bow makers on the market that you can purchase. One is the Bowdabra, which is available at most craft stores. I have not used this product but it looks like a very helpful item.
Enjoy the video, and thanks for watching.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Want to find a Cricut Image?

Hello Scrappers!  I was so lucky to receive so many Cricut Cartridges from my hubby for Christmas.  I would study the manual before I would make my purchase, and would become very familiar with what images were on it.  Now that I have 14 new ones, I don't know what I have.  Here is a link to use for a Cricut image search. Click on the photo for the link to the search.  Lorraine
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Monday, January 3, 2011

Coloring With Copics

Hello Scrappers!  I finally have a card project to post.  Today I was playing with my copics, and a fun summer stamp I found at a yard sale.  I stamped the image twice, colored the first image, and on the second image I picked some of the roses and colored those.  I cut out several of the roses and even the bird, and used pop dots to raise the image.  I love the look, and I can't wait till things start blooming again.