Friday, December 23, 2011


Hi Everyone,

I know I haven't posted in a month.  Sorry about that.  It's been crazy busy!!  I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

Last week, one of my co-workers retired and Shelissa, another co-worker, wanted to make her a book for the party so that people could sign their names, addresses and leave comments.  So, Shelissa designed the pages and I designed and bound the book using my cinch.  Below are some pics of the book.  Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to make a video of the book.

Yesterday, my daughter asked me to make her AP Calculus teacher a gift.  She wanted a book or something really pretty for her.  So, I asked Amber what her teachers' favorite color was and what she liked to do.  Of course, Amber didn't know Ms. Stadt's favorite color but said that she had a really cool infinity tattoo.  So, I designed the inside pages of the book in MS Word to include her name and an infinity symbol.  I used some orange shimmer paper that I found in Michaels for the outside of the book.  I used another paper for the inside....can't remember the manufacturer for that one.  I used some Martha Stewart punches, stickles, lace, flowers and prima pearl bling.  Both books turned out great!  Let me know what you think.

Thanks for looking!  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Altered Dress Form

Good Morning Everyone!

I wanted to share with you a dress form that I altered.  CreativeKelly4rmCali was hosting a contest for reaching 1000 subbies to her youtube channel.  This is the first contest that I have ever done.  Everyone that entered the contest did a fab job!  Good luck everyone!!!  So, without further Jacqueline.  I know you're thinking...who is Jacqueline???  Some of the ladies that participated in the contest, named their dress forms.  My daughter also thought it would be cool to name her.  She came up with the name....which also happens to be the name of one of my favorite aunts.  :-)   I hope you like her.

Thanks for looking.  Have a great day!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Envelope mini albums

Hi Everyone, I want to share with you 2 mini albums that I did a couple of months ago.  Kathy, from Paper Phenomenon, did some youtube videos on creating an envelope mini album about 3 months ago.  When I finished watching the series, I wanted to make one.  Well....making 1 album actually turned into me making 2 albums.  I really love how they turned out.  Thanks for watching!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Twilight Fanatic

Hello.  My daughter is a HUGE Twilight fan.  I know she has read the series at least 4 times over and seen all of the movies more times than I care to admit.  She has to have every magazine that she sees is Twilight related.  So, with her being a huge fan, when Joanns came out with the twilight inspired paper, I bought a couple of the Immortal Love paper stacks a while back but wasn't quite sure what I would do with it.  Then about 2 months ago, I realized that I could use Kathy's (from Paper Phenomenom) mini album tutorial from Ustream for her Valentines day project, He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not.  It turned out great!  I love the papers in this stack.  Video and pics below.  Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Wordbook - 1st year anniversary

Hi Everyone!  A coworker of mine saw some wordbooks that I had created for another coworker.  He asked if I could make one for him to give to his wife for their 1st year anniversary. 

I created the wordbook in DS using the Mickey font and Walk in my garden.  I used the BIA to bind the book.  On the Cricut message board, I saw a wordbook that a lady had done for her son's graduation and she wrote a letter to him and included it in her wordbook.  I thought that was a great idea and wanted to include it here with this one.  So, I asked my coworker to write a letter to his wife so that it could be included in the wordbook.  I think it turned out great!  He said his wife and his mother-in-law loved it.  Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Wedding Flowers

Hi Everyone!  This past summer, a friend asked me to make the flowers for her sister's wedding.  The colors for the wedding were red and yellow and she wanted calla lily's.  Since the calla lily's needed some support, I suggested roses.  Below are pics of the flowers for the entire wedding along with the wishing well.  The flowers were purchased from Michaels; the ribbon from Joanns; the sprays and corsage wristlets from Hobby Lobby; and the wishing well from Joanns. 

Boutonnieres, Groom and Best Man

Brother of Bride and Father of Groom

Bride's Bouquet



Matron of honor
Junior Bridesmaid


Maid of Honor
Wishing Well

Sorry for the curtains in the background of the wishing well. :-)  Thanks for looking.