Wednesday, December 31, 2008

End of Year Inventory Clearance Sale

Stop by the store to check out the great sales. Everything in the store is on sale and tons of inventory has been moved to 50% section on down as low as 75%.

All of this is in an effort to clear out and make space. I will need this space so that I can make big orders of great new stuff at CHA in just a few weeks.


Wednesday, December 24, 2008

After Christmas Sale

If you are looking for some pre after Christmas shopping stop by the store and you will find everything on sale from 40% - 75% off!

Everything Scrapp'n

Merry Christmas

Just wanted to take a moment and wish you all a very Merry Christmas!!

Friday, December 19, 2008


Well the Magic Instant Album has come to an end. The other pages will not be done until I get some pictures to put in them, I ran out of ideas for a "pre album"

I hope that you have enjoyed it and I hope that I can bring you something similar soon.

If there is a technique or item you are interested in learning about drop me a line and I will see if I can show you some stuff.


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Magic Album page 7

YEAH! I found the cord. It took a few days but now I have it. I have been in the kitchen again baking for a charity auction and thought about where it might be and there it was. Thanks goodness for baking : )

Materials Used:
Red w/ black dots Ribbons
Magic Instant Album

Ok so another page to the album. This one is so fun to me. I love to frame with ribbon. Some of you may ask how you keep one sided ribbon on the right side when you frame a square or rectangle. Well I hope the picture below will tell you.

Alright I start at the top left corner and lay a glue dot down. I press my ribbon down on the glue dot and head straight across to the top right corner. (Sorry I didn't take a picture of this) now when you get to the corner this is the desired look you are going for.

To get this look you will have a glue dot on the corner you will take the ribbon and hold it with your finger down just before the glue dot. Loop the ribbon (If you are at the top right had corner) under itself so that the ribbon show the underside and is pointed straight up. Now you will lay this fold on the glue dot. If you have used a larger glue dot you will have some glue exposed if not you will need to lay down another glue dot. Now bring the ribbon down to the next corner once you see that it will all line up right press down on the fold to lock in your order. The picture above is the fold I just described.

Now that you are at the bottom right corner the fold is a little different. Again you will lay down a glue dot again, you will hold the ribbon just before the glue dot again but this time you will fold out to your right.

Now that the underneath of the ribbon is out to your right bring in over the top and make your fold.

I hope now you understand the folds and can finish the last two corners as I didn't think to continue to take pictures of each corner.
Now that the corners are done you can either hide where you started under the last corner fold or you can tie a knot or a bow. I chose to tie a bow though on the scan it looks like a knot.

I hope this has been of some help. If you have any questions please ask.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Still no camera cord

I still didn't find my camera cord. I'm going to stop by the local electronic store and see if I have any luck there. I'm not sure that I will because I don't have one of the most popular name brands of camera's around. I have a pentax - but I love it!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

More Magic Pages

Well I'm back! Ok I'm going to show two pages. The last page I did I can't show you till I find my lost camera cord (another one - that is 2 in like a month URG)

Ok you look at this page and say "What did you do? I don't see anything." If you look in the upper left corner you will see that I added one of the castle brads since I figured that the next important picture would be the one of us in front of the castle I wanted to bring in this brad.

Now here is an interesting little fact. Everyone makes mistakes.

Here is the picture of the hole I punched in the back paper. I just pulled what I thought was page 3 up and not completely out, in doing this I pulled page 4 with it. So there you go how do you fix a giant whole in a paper? Brads, or ribbons or even other paper. It this case brads.

Now in this case the hole was inside of the frame so I put a star brad in the hole I made and then one down in the opposite corner. You could also put a brad in all 4 corners.

Ok this post has been revised to show the picture that I was unable to get to the other day. Hope you enjoy! Have a great one.


Saturday, December 13, 2008

Magic Page 8 & 9

I'm so sorry if you checked back last night and didn't find my next Magic Album pages. I was wrapping Christmas gifts last night and I just forgot all about it.

For any newcomers - I'm working with the Magic Instant Album to show you some quick and inexpensive things to spruce it up if you don't just want a flat paper album when you are finished.

I was having some trouble coming up with stuff but as soon as I looked over the images of the pages, 8 & 9 jumped out and caught my attention. How many of us have gone to a fire work show anywhere and saw only white flat fireworks? At first when I sat down with my Stickles I only had solid colors for the fireworks in mind so I traced one in Xmas red. Then I realized that I didn't have any other bold colors. So then I took and used Water Fall Blue, Aqua, Xmas red & Crystal all on each of the fireworks. Since the blue and the aqua and crystal as such muted colors I used a lot more of them then the red but it still came out looking AWESOME!

You may also notice that I added stickles to all the dot circles on the two pages. One the circle around the castle I inverted the color scheme that the paper had. I thought that the castle should be highlighted.

I'm sorry that the scan is so dull. My camera cord is hiding this morning so I can not upload my other photos. I will try to add some to this blog later. Unless I forget again I will have another post later with another page. When I was working on this album yesterday I really got some ideas.

Thanks for reading!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Magic Page to come

I promise there is a blog coming today! I did several pages but have not had a chance to get all the images uploaded. Check back this evening (EST Time)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Magic Delay

I'm so sorry that I haven't gotten a page up today. It's been a crazy day and the weather has me dragging. I will try my best to get up first thing in the morning and turn on my creative juices.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Magic Instant Album Page 2

Hello all. If you are just tuning in I've decided to take the Magic Instant Album and enhance it.

Today I'm working on the second page. I decided not to go as overboard : ) Here is a list of materials I used:
Magic paper - Memories
White Cardstock
Magic Epoxy Stickers

This was a simple quick page. I wanted to give my self some journaling room and I love the glitter stars so I trimmed a section our of the Memories paper. In trimming it to fit the full 8" length of the page I got some of the red trim. I decided to cover the cut with the white paper and this also gives me a place for the picture that I will put there. I went a head and filled in the journaling for this one because I know that I want to put a picture of my kids first ride on an air plane. Lastly I added the I <3 Magic t-shirt sticker.
You could easily add something to the dots at the bottom of the page. Stickles or Pearls would add dimension.

There will not be a page tomorrow because we are headed on a big field trip but check back on Wed.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Magic Instant Album Page 1

Hello everyone! I told you I wanted to play with this Disney stuff and I have. First a little back ground. I decided that this album will be for my up coming trip (Jan 09) to California. I will be in Anaheim staying across from Disney and my kids and Mom will be coming with me. Needless to say there will be some great pictures that need to be documented. {I've been behind for so long I don't know what it is like to be caught up so I didn't think it was to early to start now for the album to hold those pictures.}

Ok above is the instant album. Don't get me wrong this album is a great album if you just glued in some pictures but I wanted to show you how you can take it to Scrapp'n 102.

Here is a list of items I used on this page:
Magic Instant Album
Liquid Pearls White Opal
Stickles Frosted Lace
Stickles Gunmetal (Stickles are on order)
Tangerine Thickers
Magic Fun Rub-ons

I think I went a little overboard on this page but I really wanted to show you what could be done. You could just use one or two of these colors or techniques and get a great "Pop".

Ok first since I knew that I would be going to Disney in 2009 I added the numbers 09 from the Tangerine thickers. This in itself gives it glam. I love glitter on my pages but I will not glue glitter to my pages. (I had enough of that in Vacation Bible School) and this adds dimension to the page.

Next I wanted a rub-on so I chose {snapshots of our trip}. This is from the Magic Fun rub-on swatch book. I have to say these are great rub-ons. I laid the rub-on down gave it two swipes with the stick and it was on.

Last I started playing with my stickles and liquid pearls. I knew that I wanted a sticked look around the photo but I didn't want to break out the sewing machine and knock the dust off. For this I used the White Opal Liquid Pearls.

I also wanted the Magic to look magical. For this I used Stickles Frosted Lace. I just traced the word magic so that when the light hit it the glitter would shine.

Lastly I thought about how companies have been adding glitter to different accents on a page and I thought I'd make my own. I chose 4 circles and the center of Mickey's hand and added Stickles Gunmetal. I hope that you can see these circles in some of the other pictures I didn't get a good one of just the circles.

If you are wondering what the strange dashes are off of the word magic - The bottle of stickles fell over and rolled across the "stitches" around the picture.

I hope that you will check back as I figure out what to do with the other pages. If you have any questions please feel free to ask.


Saturday, December 6, 2008

Disney SALE

I have gotten all of the Magic line up on the store site and now it's 20% off! Come by and check it out. It is the cutest stuff I've seen for Disney in a while. I'm a classic disney girl myself and this just seems very classic to me.

I am going to get to go to Disney Land in January and then Disney World in Feb with the family. I am hoping to use some of this stuff for all these trips. This much travel is not normal for me but it happens on occasion that I get a bunch of trips all at once.

Have a good one!


Thursday, December 4, 2008

Magic Line In

I'm excited to tell you that Magic is in at Everything Scrapp'n I've been eagerly awaiting this line to come in. It is one of the most "Disney" looking lines I've seen in a while. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do and I hope that I'm able to bring you some examples of this product very very soon.

(idea photo from Creative Imaginations)

Monday, December 1, 2008


Hello all!

I just wanted to stop in and talk about my holiday a bit. I had so much going on and it was great. It was just a small family gathering with the hubby, kids and my parents. I also had the sale at the store going on and cooking in the kitchen. I love to bake. My son insist that he have a pumpkin pie and my daughter wanted apple so my husband instructed me to cook them the night before so that they could set.

OK OK I know - the apple pie looks bad. The brown sugar clumped up. So that is the night before. Now for the big day. OMG do I love cooking a southern Thanksgiving. I made stuffing, mac & cheese, mashed potatoes, giblet gravy, and green beans. My hubby took care of the homemade cranberry sauce, vegetable casserole, candied sweet potatoes, and he fried the turkey.

Now that it is all cooked - we eat! Duh right? Well Todd had a blast stuff'n his plate (twice since he forgot the cranberry sauce) He is also not the photographer of the family.

After all this I took a break on the couch, watched some football and then started packaging ALL those great orders ya'll sent my way!!! The rest of the weekend was pretty wet but super busy. It was quite a site to see me running in the rain to pack boxes and keep all the stuff dry.

Thanks to all of my great customers! You made my Thanksgiving weekend AWESOME. I hope to get some scrapp'n in really soon and bring you something other than updates on my life and what is coming in at the store.

Scrapbooking Recipes

With the holidays coming so fast we need more hours in our day. One way I've found to help is quick and easy meals. Here is one that I love to use when I have a full day.

Lazy Log Cabin Casserole:

1lb stew meat cubed
1 can of Cream of Celery
1 can of Cram of Mushroom
1 packet of Beef Onion Soup (I don't use this. I just add salt, pepper, garlic powder and dried minced onions but I'm an eye ball cook)
Toss all this in the crock pot together give it a stir put it on low and cook it for 6 - 8 hours. Home cooked meal with just a few moments prep. Put a salad bag with it and your hubby can't be upset that there isn't a home cooked meal on the table.

Do you have a quick recipe? email me