Thursday, December 2, 2010

Redirect to New Blog

If you found me through TwoPinkPeas (or another blog...), please note that I'm now at:
WinterHeart Paper Arts

Please join me there!

Sunday, November 28, 2010


After much thought, I've decided that trying to maintain TWO scrapping blogs is much too time-consuming, and rather redundant!  So, I'm consolidating into just one blog.  I hope you'll consider joining me over at WinterHeart Paper Arts: 

See you there!

More Notepad Covers

I'm still waiting for owires to arrive (Monday, says UPS), however, I did make a number of covers, all ready to be bound and finished.  I love these so much!  So easy, but pack such a visual punch, and useful, too!

Notepad Cover Details:
chipboard is Close to My Heart My Creations Cube, with square divided (I use a rotary cutter to do this)--each cube makes three complete notepad cover sets
blue papers are all from CTMH level 2 Magnifique pack
aqua paper is from SEI
white/flowered paper is from My Mind's Eye
scraps for matting the monogram--2 1/4 x 3; 2x2, and 1 3/4 x 1 3/4
monogram is CTMH Baroque Alphabet clear acrylic stamp set
embellishments are CTMH pearl opaques and CTMH green/blue sparkles
ink is CTMH pacifica, chocolate, and lagoon

Explosion Box Scraplift

I really love this idea that Ann from November Rose came up with--the explosion box!  She has the directions on her blog.  I had to "borrow" it to make little Christmas boxes for my adult bookkeeping students this year.  I'm forever trying to come up with a cute something for them that is adorable--and not too expensive!  Always a challenge.  So, thanks, Ann, for letting me scraplift a little.  I know my students will love them.

The front box with the ribbon is made from Close to My Heart BT duos Level II Mistletoe paper packet; I really love this paper--traditional and Christmasy, but adaptable to everyday use, too.    The other papers are from My Mind's Eye "Signature Christmas."   They are waiting to be filled with goodies before tying up with ribbon!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Black Friday Sale!!

Black Friday means free products for you! And MORE free products.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Notepad Covers

I was given the notepad cover/pen set on the left from a friend (which I promptly distressed with coffee!!).  Isn't it fabulous??  Of course, I had to scraplift it for Christmas gifts this year, so I practiced first by making one for DD, MW.  One lesson learned is that it would be better to use 1/2" owires to bind it rather than 3/8", so I jumped online and ordered some for the next batch!

For both:  We used the MyCreations Cubes from CTMH and divided each of the sides.  This means that 3 notebooks can be made from one set of cubes. 
The monogram is the Baroque Alphabet.  The girls and I fell in love when we saw this stamp set--stunning in person-well worth the investment. 
Also needed are a pen for inside, a short length of ribbon, and 3 x 5 top-glued notepads, which I get in a pack of 12 from my local Staples. 

The notepad is glued inside and the length of ribbon is looped under the notepad when it is adhered down.  To bind, you need a Cinch or a Bind-it-all or similar.  I like my Bind-it-all b/c I don't love the round holes made by the Cinch. Totally a personal decision there.  People either love the rectangular holes or hate 'em it seems. 

Left Notepad--paper from CTMH Level 2 Magnifique paper set  and opaques.  The larger mat piece measures 2 1/4" x 3" and the stamp is on a 2 x 2 square.

Right Notepad--paper from CTMH Level 2 Mistletoe paper and pearl opaques.  I double-mat my monogram.

Calling Our Giveaway Winner!

This is a last call for our giveaway winner! To see if that was YOU, please look here

You have until 11/24 to email me at: to claim your prize. It would be super sad for the prize to be ownerless, so PLEASE email me!!