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Saturday, July 30, 2011

just wanted to share...

hi all! i hope your summer is going well!!..just wanted to share a page i made for a challenge for inspired to scrap with a past inspired to scrap kit i got on it!!!! awesome deal too! i can't wait to make more things with this kit! tfl! and ttys!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

look at your snacks container in a whole new way! :)

hi all, when i did this altered cookie tub for a altered container challenge at scrapgal i just looked around after my dd's b-day party and said "huh! i never covered a cookie tub before"! and so the ribbon box idea was born...p.s. my cropodiles came in real handy doing the holes on the top..gotta love our tools! thanks for looking and ttys! jen t. p.s.s. the cookies were pretty good too! :)

just wanted to share!---love this idea from crafts n things mag!!! oowwa! i am thinking golds and tans for fall too :)

Crafts 'n things newsletter projects
July 21, 2011
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Seashore Roses Wreath
Seashore Roses Wreath Soothing seaside shades – and some clever recycling – help you transform a simple foam wreath into this textural focal point for your summer home.

size: 12" diameter

• Dow STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam Wreath, 1"x2-1/2"x12"
• Blue/green patterned papers, 12"x12", three coordinating sheets
• Recycled book pages
• Sawtooth hanger and small nails

• Beading pins
• Adhesives: hot glue gun and glue sticks, large clear dots

Basic Supplies
paper trimmer, scissors, ruler, pencil

1 Cut a generous stack of 1/2"x4" strips from each patterned paper and old book pages.
2 Fold a strip of patterned paper in half to make a loop and, beginning at outside lower edge of wreath, pin free ends of loop to foam wreath.
3 Fold remaining strips in half, a handful at a time, and continue pinning bottom row of loops to wreath. Randomly alternate book page and patterned strips. Leave a small area of wreath exposed; roses will be added here later.
4 Pin on remaining rows of loops to cover wreath, cutting and folding additional loops as needed. Pin on each new row slightly above previous row so loops cover pins. Offset loop placement slightly so loops don't line up from row to row.
5 Cut a 1/4"-wide strip from one patterned paper and glue it around inside edge of wreath to hide pins from last loop row.
6 Tear pieces from book page to cover exposed area of wreath. Paper will serve to anchor roses.
7 Make 11 paper roses to accent wreath. For each paper rose, layer two or three book pages and draw a large, loose, 3"-diameter spiral shape on the top page. To achieve the two-tone look shown here, simply layer pages from different books. Cut out the spiral.
8 To create the rose shape, begin tightly rolling spiral from end toward curved center. Once spiral is completely rolled up, place it on work surface and allow shape to open slightly. When pleased with size and shape of rose, gently press coiled base onto a clear adhesive dot and press spiral end over adhesive.
9 Hot glue roses to open area of wreath in a cluster; let dry completely.
10 Hot glue ends of sawtooth hanger to top center back of wreath. Dip nails in glue and push into wreath. Let dry.

by Patty Schaffer for The Dow Chemical Co. (

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

my card on IIG----If It's Groovy: Raisin Boat: Corrugated Box with Jen

my fav. background stamp so far!come see it here- love the look with-out the bulk of real cardboard! tfl! have a great day! If It's Groovy: Raisin Boat: Corrugated Box with Jen: "Here is the stamp set:"

Friday, July 15, 2011

my page on IIG-If It's Groovy: Raisin Boat: Word for Word with Jen

If It's Groovy: Raisin Boat: Word for Word with Jen: "Here is the stamp set: the journal card and the floral stamps that i stamped on brown cardstock were the perfect compliment to my vintag..." love'in that basic grey curio paper!!!!! tfl!!! have a great day!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

card i made for the july scrapgal card sketch challenge

such a fun sketch! come get in on all the fun challenges! tfl! and ttys! front of 6 x6 card inside of card

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

card i made for IIG blog--If It's Groovy: Raisin Boat: Peace with Jen

hi all, popping on to share a card i made for the IIG blog using a peace sign raisin boat stamp. tfl! have a groovy day! :) If It's Groovy: Raisin Boat: Peace with Jen: "No image to show as this was a goodie Jen received from RB :) for this card i took out my water-based markers and colored the stamp dire..."

Friday, July 1, 2011

woohoo! i am gonna be a gd at scrapgal!

hi all! i am soooo excited! i am gonna be a guest designer at scrapgal! :) have a great day! ttys!