Monday, March 31, 2008

Double Rainbow

I snapped this photo from my back door. A beautiful double rainbow.

frame ©Glayce Cavalcante
(click on image to enlarge photo)

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Scrapbooking Pages

And another pretty QP from here

Glenda has some wonderful kits at her store.
©Glenda Ketcham

I put this page together quickly with a very cute kit I found here.
Norma Wheat has some really nice things over on her blog. Please go over and visit Norma's site.

Brownie Checks Set ©Swheat Creations

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Tuck in Cards

These are little single layer pieces of card stock, decorated to tuck in notes, letters, gifts or any other way you want to give them to someone for that little extra way of saying "I'm thinking of you".

Graphics used are various artists at pcCrafter.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Little Note Pads

These little books and really "tiny", only about 2" square and so easy and fun to make.
To make one, size your template twice the size of your little sticky note pad and add enough to make the spine, depending on how thick your pad is. Center the spine and add your graphics to the front and back on each side of the spine. Or however you want it to look. Add graphics to the other template for the front inside. You can leave the back inside blank or add a background. Print out on card stock. Cut, and fold. Cut a piece of ribbon, (for this one I used about 12") and lay across the inside and glue the outside and inside card stock pieces together. The ribbon will be "sandwiched" between the two pieces of card stock. Use glue stick or double sided tape to hold the little pad on the inside back. Let dry completely before you tie the ribbon.

"Little acts of kindness are like flowers by the wayside"

Graphics by pccrafter

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Altered Notebooks

I altered these notebooks by re- covering them and I used a matching color to make the pens match. Actually the blue pen already matched so I didn't have to alter it. The pens are the R.S.V.P. Pentel brand which have the clear barrel and perfect for inserting a graphic. The pens come in various colors.

Graphics are © Carolee Jones

Graphics are © Kaelynn Winn

Friday, March 21, 2008

Baby Memory Jar

This is a memory jar I made for a new baby. It holds a note pad and pen and a little envelope for the first hair cut to hold a hair sample. You could add other similar things. The author of the poems are unknown to me. I'm sure I found them on one of the many craft sites I visit frequently, I just can't remember which.

Jar front

Jar side view

Note pad

Jar label

Note pad saying

Lock of hair envelope

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Accordion Album

This is a little accordion scrapbook I made with instructions found somewhere on the Internet.
It is so small it will fit in the palm of my hand.





Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Film Strip Bookmark

I had an idea of making a bookmark from a filmstrip template. I couldn't find one exactly like I wanted so I made my own in my Digital Image program.
These are 2 different bookmarks but both have the same photos, showing the front and the reverse of these. I made a front and back for each, glued them together and laminated both

Edit: 8/20/08
I've had inquiries about the template for this bookmark so I've decided to upload it to my 4shared account. Feel free to download it for your personal use only.
Download from 4shared here. Zip file includes the following:

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Marily Monroe Torso Booklet

Today I would like to share a little torso tag booklet I made a while back. I found the torso template here. (I used the dressmaker's manniquin template. )
I really enjoyed making this little "retro" booklet.

Retro is a term used to describe aspects of modern culture which are consciously derivative or imitative of those trends, modes, fashions, or attitudes of the recent past which have or had come to be seen as unfashionable. Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

“Everything Marilyn does is different from any other woman, strange and exciting, from the way she talks to the way she uses that magnificent torso.” Clark Gable

(showing some of the pages front to back)

Sunday, March 16, 2008

What Was Old is New Again

I re-strung some of Mom's broken beads and made bracelets and ear rings for my two Sisters and me.
Purse template by Mirkwood Designs. You can get it Here.
Graphics used by Beth Yarbrough at

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Digital Image

I have only done a little scrap booking, although I do plan to do more. I have been collecting a lot of kits and graphics and plan to put them to use.

I actually put together a few scrap book pages which you can see here and also in one of my slides.

Graphics by Annette Smith at

Graphics are by Carolee Jones at

My Great Grandparents from the late 1800's
All other graphics used in this lay out are
Attic Treasures Thank you Anneli

I scrapped my 2 little feathered babies, Molly and Max.
I used a cute quick page by
Barbara at

I have played around in my Microsoft Digital Image2006 program and made a few things using the filters and my photos.
Here are a few that I like.

In a "cube"

These "out of the window frame was fun to do"

Friday, March 14, 2008

Altered Domino and Dice

Recycle Yogurt Cups

I used empty yogurt cups to make these little Easter cups.
I measured and made my template and filled the template in with
graphics by Gina Jane Johnson,

Altered Coasters

Altered Coasters Alter little ceramic coasters and make cute wall plaques. Print out a pretty graphic, laminate and apply adhesive backing to it.
Add it to the coaster front and add a little picture hanger to the cork backing with a strong glue like E6000.

The graphics I used to alter these coasters are by Carolee Jones,♦

Coin Sorter

Saving For A Snowy Day

I bought this cute little coin sorter for a dollar, then I decided to dress it up a bit.

This is the way it looked when I purchased it.

Below is the coin sorter after I altered it. Front and Back:

graphics by Laurie Furnell,

Empty Coffee Canisters

Dress up all types of empty canisters and re use them!

Would you believe....a coffee canister?
I filled this one with home made chocolates!

graphics by Sandi Gore Evans at

Plastic Jars

Those plastic peanut butter jars with colorful tops make cute containers for a lot of things.
I made this one with graphics by Carolee Jones,

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Empty Oatmeal Box

Altered, of course.
I used graphics by Carol Halm at