Monthly Archives: July 2008

Organizing Your Crafts

I found a good article today with tips for organizing your crafting materials.  As we all know, stampers and scrappers have tons of items to organize and little things tend to get lost in the stamping or scrapping clutter.  It is always best to stay on top of clutter control before it gets over whelming.  Lisa Lelas compiled the tips for this article.  Here is the link…  

My favorite tip is using empty pizza boxes to store drying items.  Now, I wouldn’t recylce the used box for stamping projects (too greasy), but I’m sure if you’d ask, your local pizzeria would let you have a couple of boxes for free.  And what about the smaller personal sized pizza boxes for smaller projects? Great idea!! 🙂  Thank you Lisa!

faith, IMAGINE, DREAM Journal

It has been over a week since I’ve been able to find the time to create.  😦 I’ve been itching to get into the paper, inks and glues.  Alas, I’ve had other obligations.  So this afternoon I sat down to relax and create.  This is another journal made out of half of a composition book.

   I can’t get enough of these journals.  They are perfectly sized… approximately 7-1/2 x 5 inches… not too big and not too small.  They fit perfectly in your purse or backpack.  It is super easy to make.  I cut the cardstock to size and paste it to the outside and inside covers with YES paste.  I used a fine sanding block to remove any paper or glue residue from the cover’s edges once the paste has dried.  (I usually let mine set a couple of hours.)  I then dragged the edges in Charcoal Palette ink to cover any imperfections.  I wrapped the gold organdy ribbon around the cover twice and tied it in a bow.  I stamped the three words on the front cover in Noir Palette ink.  That’s it… super easy!

Stamp Set:  Dance With Your Spirit

Cardstock:  Amberley Grace 12×12 Cardstock Collection

Ink:  Noir Palette Ink, Charcoal Palette Ink

Accessories:  Amberley Grace Ribbon

All stamp supplies are from The Angel Company.

Thrilling Thursday Winner!

The answer to Tuesday’s trivia question “What is the name of the paste I recommend for book binding and all book decorating projects?” is…

YES paste!

I have found it to be the best stuff on the market for paper arts.

This week’s Thrilling Thursday winner is Ginger C.  Congrats Ginger!  Please email your contact information and I will have your grab bag shipped.  Also, i would really appreciate it if Ginger and all the previous winners of Thrilling Thursday could please comment on the prizes.  I would really like to know if you enjoyed the prizes and if they were worth your efforts. 🙂

Thank you to all who participated.

Weekly Contest

This week’s trivia question is…

What is the name of the paste that I recommend for all book binding and book decorating projects?

The 7th person to email the correct answer to will receive a grab bag full of The Angel Company rubber stamps, several 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 inch paper or cardstock samples and a variety of embellishments.  I will reveal the winner this Thrilling Thursday.

Happy Stamping!

Blocks for My Baby


I scrapped these cute wooden blocks for my daughter, Anne.  She loves playing with building blocks and I thought these would be perfect for her room, which is pink, green and white.  They measure 3 x 3 inches and are 1-1/2 inches thick with beveled edges.  I got them from the Oriental Trading Company scrapbook catalog.  They were very reasonably priced and came in a package of 6. 

I started off by spray painting them white.  I then pulled out a variety of odds and ends cardstock scraps that matched her room colors.  Each cardstock base measures 2-1/8 x 2-1/8 inch.  I then used a 1-7/8 scallop square punch to make the next layer, except for the A.  I used a 1-3/8 square punch to punch the piece of vellum.  I centered and adhered all the cardstock layers on to the blocks using YES paste (the best stuff 🙂 ).  I then used the Pewter Press Metal Alphabet from The Angel Company to spell out “Anne”.  I also adhered them to the blocks with YES paste.  I then used Princess Brads, Tropical Mini Brads, Paper Posies and Mimi Ribbon from The Angel Company for final embellishments.

Annie does love them.  It has been hard keeping her from using them in her construction projects. 

Bookmark Collector


I just wanted to point out that my “Scraps Bookmarks” post from June 27th was mentioned on a really cool website about collectiong bookmarks.  I highly recommend that you check out this site.   It is a reference site with links to bookmark samples from all over the web.  They may not all be stamped or made of scrapbook papers, but they are inspirational. 

Here is the link…

and website…