Thursday, May 31, 2012

Anyone Hungry?

For my blog post over at Simple Stories today, I made this crazy little mini album/invitation to a BBQ.
This Mini album was made with the Simple Stories 100 Days of Summer, one of my all time favorite collections. 

I cut the bun and hamburger patty with my Eclipse machine, I used Lori Whitlock's Flat Circle box svg file.  I love her svg file's!
I cut the box from two sheets of 12 x 12 card stock.  It measures about 6"x6" finished.  I lined the box with the cute checkered paper, and put the invitation on the inside of the box.
The pages were cut at 4"x4", for the cheese I used my circle punch to make the holes, and for the lettuce I used my paper crimper to make the waves.  I love to ink the edges of my paper to give it more dimension.

I hope you enjoyed my crazy little mini!!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Simple Stories Challenge

Hi all, just a reminder you have to June 1st to enter your project in the Simple Stories Challenge...

Your challenge
*Create a project using our Simple Stories Elements.

*Submit your link to the Simple Stories blog  

*Your project must include at least one Simple Stories Element of any size.

*Projects must be uploaded by 11:59 p.m. CST 6/1/2012 to be entered into the challenge. The challenge runs 5/4 - 6/1/2012.

*Simple Stories will select one winner who will receive a goodie package from Simple Stories valued at $50 The winners will be announced on the Simple Stories blog Friday, June 8th.

Monday, May 14, 2012


I am so excited, I received a request for a layout from Creating Keepsakes!  This will be my very first magazine pub.!  ... just had to share

Sunday, May 13, 2012


 I am sorry for not posting sooner! The past couple weeks have been crazy around here.  I posted a project over on the Simple Stories blog last Monday. So I will share it with you here.  This is a project I made for my parents, their anniversary is coming up in June.  It is very easy to make, I bought some plates at Target, I like ones with a little bit of a recess to them.  Start by tracing the plate onto your paper. Luckily I had a circle cutter the same size as the plate, which made this part go easy for me.  Also cut out a circle for the recessed part of the plate.

    Mod Podge the paper onto the plate. I find it easier to do the recessed part first then the outer ring.  Make sure you put a good healthy coat on.  Let the plates dry overnight. 

    I had used one of Simple Stories 4x 6 Memorabilia pockets  on the large plate.  Inside the pocket it holds a tag.  I made the tag with an Simple Stories Element card, and a transparency over top that I sewed around to make a pocket for the photo.  I finished off the tag with an Element sticker and a ribbon at the top.

    I decorated the Large plate with some flowers these are by Recollections.  And I also used another transparency over the Memorabilia pocket, and cut the cute little banner out.  I added the year my parents were married to the banner.

  Have a great day, and Happy Mothers Day too!