Saturday, September 29, 2012

October Design Package from MBTreasurista

How exciting!  I got my October Design package in the mail and couldn't wait to use some of the embellies Misty sent.  Her shop, is getting filled  with such fun and right on trend paper lines, embellies and trims. including great prices on Graphic 45 newest Bird Song and Halloween collections.

Here's a quick video of the fun items and a really quick project I made right after opening my package.  I can't wait to use up all the other wonderful items she sent...

Hope you enjoy the sneak peek video, now scoot on over to Misty's shop and get your own package heading your way!  Be sure to visit with the following designers for your first sneak peeks, too!
Have fun crafting,

Saturday, September 22, 2012 I just hafta get up and go craft...

It's a beautiful fall morning here.  perfect weather, husband out on the deck, waiting with a cup of coffee for me....and I decided just to check the computer, for just a moment...a real quick see what was new and creative on youtube...

Well one thing lead to another...and I stumbled upon this incredible, gorgeous, imaginative piece of art:

It is from a wonderful blogger:
Creative Operations

She has lots more pics and how to's on her site. So if you are looking for some creating inspiration, just like sure to check out this wonderful wonderful site...

Now I must get up and go get that cup of coffee! 

Have fun today...

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Teach Me Tuesday at MBTreasurista's

I had a lot of fun making these cute and super easy Halloween Treat boxes for my entry into  Teach Me Tuesday.  I hope you take a minute...jump over to Misty's blog at to see just how quick and easy these boxes go together! 

Have fun,

Sunday, September 16, 2012

            is having a

 "Back to Shool"
  Blog hop today
 Sunday, Sept 16th, 2012

So follow the links below and have fun and good luck to all of you! There is alot of hidden blog candy to be won and the grand prize is also hidden on one of the designers blog so please make sure to leave comments and to follow all the blogs. Here is whats up for grabs for the grand prize:

$20 gift certificate to the MB's Treasurista store!!!
*Must "like" the MBT Facebook page-
*Must be a MBT blog follower and comment on the hop post -Blog
*Must* follow and comment on all the designer's blogs:

Deb -
Kelly -
Molly -

My entry for our hop is this darling file folder, (thank you Heidi Swapp for the inspiration!) I used a manilla folder for the base and covered it with some cute papers from the  Neopolitan paper pad from Recollections. But the cutest additions to the project were the nylon butterflies I received from Misty's shop! I attached them to paper pennants I made and strung them on some of the paper raffia I got from mbtreasurista too! And yep...the darling orange and white ribbon flower trim on the front is from the shop as well...they all work so well together to add a very sweet charm to this easy project.  

I used more of the soft ribbon flower trim on the inside as well and had fun punching a print border with my new leaf punch.  I cut down another file folder to make a mini one for the inside front cover, perfect to tuck a little keepsake from school.  The last page has a waterfall collection of photo mats, so you can really pack a lot of memories into this little folder!
....have fun scrapping!

Molly D

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Fall Layouts...with Basic Grey's Curio collection

 The challenge was to use the colors: brown, moss green and orange...What challenge?  Well MBTreasurista's September color challenge, of course! Here's the link for this sure to join the fun...

So I pulled out my stash of Basic Grey's Curio line (don't worry, there's still a back up supply in the vault) and got to work.  I love these colors and this challenge was great fun.  My first pages were very tailored, my usual style. I made the flowers for the top of the page using some fall raffia from Misty's store and a few chipboard and diecut pieces from the Basic Grey line. 


 The flowers were easy and have the fall feel of dried flowers I was looking for.  The embellishment with the butterflies off to the side is actually from the packaging from the card kit I bought on sale from Basic Grey.  Together, just too easy and yet gave just the right look.

Next, I used some beautiful upholstery trim I bought years ago and one of my favorite Prima blings with lace and flowers, a few chipboard pieces from the collection and fell in love with this vintage looking page. 

I was at a weekend getaway crop, with some incredibly talented friends.  They were all working on beach and Disney and fun girly girl pages, but me...well of course I was having so much fun with my vintage looks and fall colors.

 On this page, I took some light gold lace I had, sprayed it brown with Lindy's Stamp Gang spray and it perfectly matched the lace printed on the paper.  I made the pearl center, following a tutorial on Cynthialoowho's channel. 

I am still trying to have the perfectly layered looks of embellisments that I see on so many layouts from great artists, like Gabrielle and Stephanie.  I just admire their creations so much and am so inspired by their art.

Back to my more simple style, I layered some borders on the edge and die cuts along the top.  Then used the gorgeous brown braid trim from https:/ and the look was just masculine enough.  (I know, about the flower, it is a printed paper flower from Prima, and it is masculine if I want it to be....teehee)

 The last 12 x 12 layout I did with the Curio line this weekend was this one with the "fancy" cutting.  I just tore the paper for the two corners, then cut out several more and popped them up to hang over the edge of the picture.  And of course I could not get thru the weekend without a butterfly somewhere...teehee.

I had a few scraps, oh who am I kidding, I had lots of scraps, so I made at least one little card with a border punch, some lace and a beautiful die cut.  But my favorite part of the card is the gorgeous died ribbon from abbyandellie an incredible little shop on etsy.  I know my card doesn't have a title yet, but I'll just pop on a computer typed greeting when I need it...
Well thanks for stopping by, and be sure to visit Misty's blog and join the challenge!
Have fun scrapping!