Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Youngest Scrapbooker in My House!

Will’s creation

I had my grandson's with me this past weekend and Will, the youngest loves coming up with me to the craft room. He was in a creative mood so he wanted to make something. Well, something turned into a very specific project that his young mind thought up. I on the other hand, had to figure out how to make it all work the way he wanted it.

He also LOVES the Cricut! He would tell me what he wanted and the size he wanted it. He made a great diarama!!!!!It was for his daddy, my son's Birthday!!!!

See!!!! Even young boys can scrapbook!!! So you can too!!!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Finally a New Post!!!!!


Well, I know that I have not been really consistent lately with my posts, but my life has been a little Topsy truvey lately. I was laid off from my job of 7 1/2 years. I found a new job and started within 2 weeks of leaving my old job! Praise the Lord!!!!!! Went on a small vacation and in the process of getting acclimated to new hours and a new job. BUT... I have managed to make a few things. Yeah!

If you are like me, if I can not create something, I go stir crazy!!!!

The Card above is one that I made for my parent's anniversary. I purchased our new stamp set, Inspire and I love it! I used it to same color stamp the back ground, stamp the sentiment and the eagle. It is very versatile.

I challenge you to try something new. Try a stamp in a new way, like using it for a background accent. Send me your creations and I will send you something Free!!!

Happy Scrappin'

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

First ever Click & Crop Retreat a Success!


Just a few days ago, I hosted my first ever scrapbook retreat and it was a huge success! I had 22 other women that joined me for hours of scrapbooking and technique learning. All ages were included, including a new scrapbooker that is 80 years old. And do not let her age fool you. She stayed up with the rest of us until at least 1:30am each night.

We completed 589 total pages and around 45 cards!

I will certainly do this again! Email if you would like to be included next time. dinaloves2scrap@bellsouth.net

Happy scrappin' Dina

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Cards,Cards, & more Cards!

Card file –
14 cards

Here is another great project with one of our new paper packs - Splendor. This is all from one Level 1 kit and only adding 1 bulk B & T and 1 CS.

There are a total of 14 cards, a card file with tabs and they are embellished to the tee. Thanks for looking and let me know what you think!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Zippidee 5 page Layout

This is a 5 page layout made from our new Zippidee level 1 paper pack. With just 1 extra colonial white card stock you can make 5 pages. Let me know what you think?!?!?!?

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Post It! Pretty!


Here is an easy and special gift that anyone can make and give away! It is a post it note holder that a is 4 x 6 clear frame with a post it note pad on the outside of the frame. It is a nice desk decoration that is both functional and pretty.

I simply decorated a 4 x 6 piece of Card stock and made the center section for the post it note pad. I pieced the 4 x 6 piece about 80% and then put in the frame. Then I continued to decorate with some flower embellishments and the note pad on the outside.

The note pad can be replaced when used up as well. I just used a good strong glue strip to hold it in place and that could be repeated.

If you have any questions or would like the complete directions for this project, please email me at dinaloves2scrap@bellsouth.net.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Special Thank You Card for our Food Fair Ladies!


We just had our 3rd annual Food Fair at my place of work, a Jewish Temple and once again it was awesome! The food was outstanding and we had such a crowd that we ran out of food!

I made this card for each of our wonderful Food Fair Chairs, Alison, Marilyn, and Sherron. Three great ladies who worked hard for several long months.

I used our new Veranda creative basics paper, that I feel is both elegant and classy for any look. The colors are so pleasing! I also wanted to try a new flower technique with spraying paper circles, crumpling and then accordion folding to make a flower. This technique was carefully laid out in the latest April issue of Scrapbooks, Etc. magazine. Try it. It is really not hard at all.

Thank you again ladies for ALL you do! Love, Dina:)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

"B" is for Baby!


My niece is having a baby boy and I wanted to make her a very special card for her baby shower. Her theme is a Jungle Theme, so I knew our Life is a Jungle stamp set was the one to use. Also our new Caboodle paper had the perfect whimsy yet not too girly look that was perfect for "Gavin".

I stamped the animals and then used my watercolor pencils to color them in and then cut them out. I did use pop dots to add dimension. I used hemp to create the look of a vine to have the monkey and toucan hang on.

Thanks for Looking! Dina

Friday, March 05, 2010

A "Manly" Card


Even men like getting cards, especially hand made ones just for them! Here is a Birthday Card I made with scrap pieces of paper and a little ribbon. The print
B&T paper had some cute pics left in it to spotlight, so I cut those out and framed them.

The title, stamped with some of CTMH's letters - "On the road again" inside, " to another Birthday" really seemed to go with the paper! and of course the added Love Bug stamp for a special effect! I know you may not see it but there are some candles hiding in between the car and road sign for some birthday humor.

Remember, anything is possible and you can do it with a even scrap pieces of paper!

Monday, March 01, 2010

Proof even Non-crafty's can make Cards!

I had the pleasure of conducting a card making class at an area Church's' Women's retreat this weekend. There were 30+ women there and several made the comment, "Oh, I can't do this. I am not crafty!"

I did make it easy for everyone and already cut the paper into pieces for the card. And no sooner than they started paper piecing, it hit! The crafting bug bit them all and they were off to finding their crafty self!!! I wish I had pictures to share with you of all the wonderful cards they made but...Maybe they will long on and share!

They were amazing!!!! I brought just some of the basics like flowers, sparkles, buttons and they used them all. They had great ideas. And the ones that said they couldn't, well they were the BEST of all.

So... Thinking you can't do it?!?!? Well, I challenge you. Ask me to do a workshop and I will prove to you, YOU CAN!!!! I double dog dare you!!! And the workshop is my treat! Just email me today - dinaloves2scrap@bellsouth.net

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Sharing Some LOVE!!!!!

Valentine Cards for my loved ones!
Stop in the Name of LOVE Valentine card – for my hubby! Various Cricut cartridges
Inside Stop card – Showing ticket that is perforated made with Cricut cartridge Mother’s Day!
Hope you enjoy these Love cards. Always room for more Love!!!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Scrapbookers are GREEN!

Yes, we are GREEN! Once you become a scrapbooker, a cropper, a card maker, you NO longer look at anything the same way.

Do you save the ribbon that is tied around the new washcloths you just bought?
A gift bag that you have saved is now on it last legs so you save the ribbon that once were handles!
Any card that you may receive you save the fronts (or a small portion of it)to possibly use on a layout.
An old shirt that is white but now yellowed in certain areas, and the bleach will not help it, so you cut out the ribbon that is adorning the collar and put it into your ribbon stash.
Any buttons that came with outfits (the extra ones)you place in your craft box when the "outfits" are long gone or you are unable to wear them anymore.
What about the string or ribbon that hangs from your shirts or dresses to "better stay on the hangers."

But the best one yet is from one of my fellow scrapbookers (one of my blossoming newbies) who saved the back cardboard backing to a letter "K" post it pad and used it in her daughter's scrapbook!

Our eyes change! And yes, they turn green to help our environment and ourselves with our craft supply. Join us!!!! Green is the crafty color!!!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

From Scrap Booking to Decorating!


Here are a couple of 5 x 7 canvas pieces that my eldest daughter, Brittany helped me create for her new town home. She wanted something simple but specific to her colors in her guest bathroom and look what we came up with.

Your scrap booking skills can help in soooo many areas, including decorating. It was really easy to create and took just a short time! I do love my cricut!!!!

Please, Please, Please give me some feed back and post a comment. It is kinda discouraging to post and not hear back from any of you that may be stopping by my blog. I do want to encourage you, but please encourage me too! Hope to hear from you soon, Dina

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

New Topstitch Paper - Gotta Love it!

Please see below a layout made with our new Topstitch Level 2 paper pack. I really love the details and the colors. Chocolate, Heavenly Blue and Baby pink really isn't just cute but also whimsical. And the Flip Flaps! Can't get enough of our Flip Flaps. If you would like to see more of our new paper and products, just email me and I will send you our new Idea Book!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Happy New Year and I Beg Your Forgiveness!!

Happy New year to everyone and I must ask for forgiveness for the lengthy time it has been since I have posted. The Holidays were very busy for us with all the usual and my oldest daughter buying her first home. Boy am I glad she is finally in and settled!!!!

I WAS able to get in our "Felicity" National Paper Crafting month package and totally fell in love with the paper, special cut outs and the stamp set that is all included in the package. Here are a few things that I have made with this wonderful set.

A card

A dry erase board

The dry erase board is just a 12 x 12 layout placed in a scrapbook frame where you can use the glass for the writing with dry erase markers. I must say these gifts were a hit. Please let me know if you would like more information on how to make these.

Posting again soon, Dina:)