Music Thank You Card

Saturday, May 1, 2010
Here is the "Thank You" card I made for the guy who wrote the tag (ending of a song) for one of the songs for my quartet.  I made the "Thanks" with the Hannah Montana Cricut Cartridge.  Using the music font created the word on the music staff.

Simple Wedding Card

Friday, April 30, 2010
Hey everybody!  Sorry I've been MIA recently.  Classes are crazy, only two more weeks!  Ridiculous!  And my quartet is competing tonight and I am so excited.  Hopefully I'll have pictures to share with you.  All the ones I've gotten so far are either poor quality or I look ridiculous.  Anyway, this weekend we are going to a wedding for my boyfriend's good friend from high school.  I made a very simple 12"x12" scrapbook album for them as well as this simple wedding card.
I used the Cricut Sweethearts Cartridge for the silhouette.  I outline the the die cut with a white jell pen.  The patterned cardstock is from K&Company and the ribbon is American Crafts.

Paper Pantry April 2010 Tag Swap

Saturday, April 24, 2010
This is my first tag swap with Paper Pantry. The theme was "Spring has Sprung." I decided to go with Purples this time instead of green (though I did attempt to use a green base at first). Here is a video of me creating the tag, hope the music is better this time. =) Enjoy!

Create-A-Critter Poodle Card

Friday, April 23, 2010
Hey everyone!  I finally got the Create-A-Critter cartridge.  I love it!  Everything is so cute on it and it's true the layering is so simple.  Here is a video of me making a card right after I opened up the package.  Enjoy!

Scrapbeach March 2010 Tag Swap

Saturday, April 17, 2010
Here is a video of the gorgeous tags everyone made for the Tag Swap over at the Scrapbeach. Thanks Cara for sponsoring the swap! It was so much fun. Enjoy!

Massive Haul!

Friday, April 16, 2010
Here is just a ton of stuff that I have gotten that I haven't gotten a chance to share with you yet. Enabler warning!

What do you think of the new look?

Thursday, April 15, 2010
*Second Post! - Scroll down to see today's video on organization tips*

Hey everyone! I just did a complete blog makeover.  I hope I didn't confuse anyone while I was working on it.  Please let me know what you think.  Leave a comment and I will randomly give away a surprise goodie.  The comment doesn't have to be nice to be entered. =P  I just want to know the truth.  Thanks for the input!

Craft Room Organization - Cricut Cartridges and Stamps

Thanks to all you wonderful ladies (and guys) out there sharing all of your ideas on YouTube and blogs on organization. I am not the most organized person, but I love when things are organized. Organizing takes so much time. I will be moving at some point this summer. I don't know where yet, it'll be where ever I can find a job. The point of this story is that I bet I will finally get my new craft room all organized and then I'll have to pack it up and move. *tear* Anyway, thanks to everyone again. Here is how I have organized my Cricut cartridges and my clear stamps. I love both systems and would highly recommend them.

Big Lots and JoAnn's Haul

Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Here's a few things I picked up at Big Lots and JoAnn's. Oh and I love making the burned satin roses everyone is making. I will post some pictures in the next couple of days. Enjoy the video!

Puppy Love Mini Album

Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Hey everyone! Sorry I've been so MIA recently. There has been a ton of things going on in school and life outside of school. I guess they don't want you to have a life outside of school. Anyway, here is a mini a made a little while ago for the Trade Wind Scrappers and Keeping It Scrappy March Swap. I feel horrible because they have been done for a while, I just haven't been able to get to the post office to get them in the mail. I promise they will be sent out before the end of the week. Hope you enjoy the video!

Cinderella Kit Giveaway!

Monday, April 12, 2010
Don't forget! You have until April 13th 11:59 pm EST to sign up for the Cinderella Kit giveaway!

Cinderella Kit

Wednesday, April 7, 2010
The new Cinderella Kit has been released.  This kit is great for all those spring and early summer projects.  Let you imagination run wild and Attempt Creativity!

The Cinderella Kit is $28 plus shipping

Kit Includes:

Piggy Tales Cinderella: Stroke of Midnight
Piggy Tales Cinderella: Happily Ever After
Piggy Tales Cinderella: Royal Ball
Piggy Tales Cinderella: Prince
Piggy Tales Cinderella: Fairy Godmothe
SEI Azul Sheet
SEI Chalk Sheet
SEI Bonbonier Foil Sheet
SEI Chocolate Textured Cardstock
SEI Fiber Paper Assortment

SEI Windsor Brads
SEI Lovebirds Glitter Alphabet Stickers
Maya Road Mega Bottle Caps (2)
Maya Road Clear Acrylic Mini Tag Keychain
Maya Road Journaling Tags (9)
Piggy Tales Cinderella Ribbon Collection
Piggy Tales Friends Black Rub-ons
Handmade Fabric Rose

First four kits ordered will also include
Sorry for the poor picture
Maya Road Create-A-Ticket Singleton Stamp

Another Haul, Yay!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Here is a video of my haul that I got from the Addicted to Scrapbooking sale last week. I would highly recommend ordering from them.  I spent the little bit extra for priority shipping and got my package the next day.  I couldn't believe it!  Also, there is the gorgeous tag that Misty sent me from Keepin' it Scrappy.  And I want to thank Misty again from making a video of my tag.  It was the first one anyone has made of what I sent them.  Thanks again Misty for the gorgeous tag!

Scrap Beach March Tag Swap

Sunday, March 21, 2010
Here are the tags I made for the Scrap Beach March Tag Swap.  I sent them out to Cara on Thursday.  Below is a video of how I made them.  Enjoy!

Keep It Scrappy Tag Swap

Saturday, March 20, 2010
Here is the tag I made for Misty for a one on one tag swap.  She said she liked cats and the theme was vintage.  I realize later that it was supposed to say "Keep It Scrappy" somewhere so I apologize for leaving it out.  Enjoy!

Chocolate and Wine Tour Pictures

Friday, March 19, 2010
To digress slightly from my crafting, I want to share pictures from the Chocolate and Wine tour I went to Valentine's Day weekend.  We made it to all 30-some odd wineries in two and a half days.  It was a lot of fun!
Look how pretty the snow was!

 We had lunch at Red Newt Cellars
Hope you enjoyed the little peak.  I will be making a few layouts soon with these and a few more pictures I have to remember this weekend.  I didn't take enough pictures to do an entire mini.

Trade Wind Scrappers February Mini Swap

Thursday, March 18, 2010
Hey everyone! Here it is finally, Dawn-Marie's Trade Wind Scrappers mini album for February. I know, I know, I'm running way behind, but it's finished now and I really hope she likes it. It will be in the mail today with a few extra goodies for waiting for so long. Hope you like the video!

February Scrapzville Mini Album Swap from Ann

Wednesday, March 10, 2010
I received the Mini Album Ann made for the Scrapzville swap yesterday. Here is the video of me opening the video. Enjoy!

I'm back with a package video!

Monday, March 8, 2010
I'm so sorry I've been MIA for so long.  I had finals and then I went to visit my parents for my break so crafting was pushed to the side for a while.  But I now have a new crafting space, no longer the depths of the basement, and I am working on crafting and organizing.  Below the the video of the Glimmer Mist Girls March package and my paper swap with Kate from the Scrapbeach.  Enjoy!

Haul Video For You

Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Sorry for being MIA everybody.  This week is finals week and I'm on my way to being finished with this quarter (and then there's only one more, yay!).  Since I've deprived you so much this week, I have a haul video for you. (I may have another later today)  I will have some posts by the end of the week for you.  Hope all is going well.  Enjoy the video!

Big Bite Giveaway!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Over at Time For Scrappin, they are giving away a brand new pink Crop-a-dile Big Bite. 
It is so pretty!  You have until this Friday to join in.  Don't miss out!

Busy weekend . . . busy week!

Monday, February 15, 2010
Hey Everyone -

I spent the last three days touring the gorgeous Seneca Lake wine trail.  Drinking wine and eating chocolate, it was a great Valentine's weekend.  As soon as I can, I will post some pictures.  I am back home now with my wallet quite a bit lighter (I bought quite a few bottles) and me a little heavier (today is the time for no excuses).  Because of how busy I was, I have nothing to post for you today.  It is also the last week of the quarter, so I will try to post as much as possible, but most likely there will not be many.  I guess school is a little more important than crafting (just at the moment).  I'll talk to all of you soon!

Valentine Tag Book

Sunday, February 14, 2010
I was over at Studio Calico and saw this adorable tutorial for the Valentine's tag mini album.  I decided instead of making a card for my boyfriend, I would make a cute little tag mini.  It went together incredibly quickly and I really like how it turned out.  I also have my first Cuttlebug cut/emboss in this project.  Enjoy!
Sorry for the poor quality of the pictures.

February 10th Haul Video

Saturday, February 13, 2010
Since I am off on my Chocolate and Wine tour this weekend, I thought I would share a haul video. I really enjoy watching everyone else's so I thought it was time to share. When I get back I will share lots of pictures. Enjoy!

You Are My Sunshine Scrapzville Mini Album Video

Friday, February 12, 2010
What a long title!  As promised here is the video of the mini album.  Don't forget there are a few days left of FREE shipping on the kits.  Don't Miss Out! Hope you Enjoy the video!

"Please Don't Take My Sunshine Away"

Thursday, February 11, 2010
The last layout is the last line of the song, "Please Don't Take My Sunshine Away."
This is the last page of the mini album.  I wanted to keep it very simple and leave a lot of space for a picture.  I had a lot of fun using a song as my inspiration.  The creative juices flow very quickly when there is an outline to follow.  Using a kit also cut down on a lot of my time.  I didn't have to scrounge through all of my stuff to try to find things that went together and matched everything.  It was so much fun to try some new techniques and see them come out so well.  I hope you enjoyed seeing my mini album.  Tomorrow I will post the video of the mini album.

Don't forget, there are only a few more days of FREE shipping for the January Kit.  Don't miss out!

"How Much I Love You"

Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Don't Miss Out!   January Kit of the Month has FREE shipping this week!  I am also offering $5 shipping for international customers.

Today's layout is "How Much I Love You."
I made a pocket page to put all the fun postcards from Pink Paislee in.  Each one I added a little embellishment too.  I really liked the little girl on the notebook paper with the quote "a little love goes a long way."  I thought it worked perfectly with the theme of this layout.

"You'll Never Know Dear"

Tuesday, February 9, 2010
The January Kit still has FREE shipping and there are a few kits left.  Don't miss out!  $5 shipping to international addresses!

"You'll Never Know Dear" is today's layout.  I had a lot of fun making this page.  The Pink Paislee Cupid collection is so pretty.  The January Kit has one double sided page from the collection as well as some die cuts and the postcard sheet.
On a lot of these pages I didn't want to put too many photo mats on because I just thought the paper was so pretty.
I apologize for the flare in this picture.  I also need to apologize because I can't remember who I learned this technique from.  I painted the chipboard tage with gold ink and then embossed about 5 layers of the clear ultra thick embossing powder.  When there was a pool of melted plastic, I inked my stamp with Versamark and put it in the melted powder.  Let cool for about 30 seconds to a minute and you have an interesting deep etching that looks like stamped metal.

"When Skies Are Gray"

Monday, February 8, 2010
Today the line is "When Skies Are Gray."  This mini album is the first project I have done where I had a variety of embossing powders at my disposal.  I used white embossing powder to cover the 7gypsies Naked Tags.
The right page is a pocket page with tags.  I used Distress Stickles to outline the Pink Paislee postcard.

Don't forget the January Kit, which I used for the mini, has FREE shipping this week.  I am also offering $5 shipping internationally.  Don't miss out!

Some house keeping, Tanya you will have until Wednesday, February 10th to geet me your information or I will have to draw another name.  Hope to hear from you.  You can email me here.

"You Make Me Happy"

Sunday, February 7, 2010
And the next line is . . . "You make me happy."  I really like the way this page turned out.
The little smiley face is made out of one of the cupcake wrappers and the face is a Peachy Keen stamp.  (Yay I finally bought them) And I embossed it in black.  I used the little glittery puffy heart.  Making the silver swirl is really cool.  There are rub-ons in the kit that after adhering it to the page the front is sticky.  Then you rub a thin silve foil (also included in the kit) and the foil sticks to it.  I like how simple but pretty the page ended up.

This week the January kit is $25 with FREE shipping.  Don't miss out!

"My Only Sunshine"

Saturday, February 6, 2010
This winner of the free kit is . . .

Please email me your information and I will ship it out as soon as possible.

You guessed it, the song that inspired me was "You Are My Sunshine."  I thought the paper worked perfectly with this song.  Each page of the album is a line from the song.  Today is "my only sunshine"
This page has a pocket with two tags.  The "xoxo" is embossed.  The scalloped square is included in the kit.
Everything used in this mini is included in the January Kit.  I still have a few for sale.  The kit is $25 and this week ther is FREE shipping!  Don't miss out!

Sneek Peek of Scrapzville Mini Swap and Last Chance for Blog Candy

Friday, February 5, 2010
I get to be the first transatlantic member of the Scrapzville Mini Swap this month.  This month the challenge is to use a love song to inspire your mini.  I bet you can't guess what my song is.  My partner is Ann for Ireland and I hope she likes it!  I got on a roll tonight and just worked my way through it.  I used my January kit of the month.  I did add a couple of chipboard pages that are not in the kit in order to have enough pages for the swap.  I still have a couple of kits left.  There's a link in the top right hand side or here.  Also there is a few more hours to enter to win a free kit.  Here is a sneek at the cover of the mini album.  This week I will show a page a day and there will be a video at the end of the week.  Enjoy and I love to hear your comments.

Thank You to My New Followers

Monday, February 1, 2010
Hey everyone!

I normally don't have anything to post on Mondays since I have rehearsal Monday nights.  I just wanted to say a big Thank You to my old and new followers.  I am really enjoying sharing all of my creations with you as well as getting your input on everything.  There are a lot of fun things to look forward to.  In the near future there will be more "yummy" blog candy, my new projects, video and written tutorials, and anything else I can think of.  I hope you enjoy reading my blog and thanks again for visiting!

TWS January Swap Album Finished!

Sunday, January 31, 2010
Don't forget about the Kit of the Month giveaway.  You have until midnight (EST) on Friday to leave comments and the winner will be drawn Saturday, February 6th.

I finished my very first mini album and I am so excited!  I rushed right over to the post office after making the video completely, by passing showing the album to my roommate, only to find out the post office was already closed.  Sadly, the album will not be sent out until February 1st.  (I was so excited I finished it before the end of the month)  But things happen.  Here is the video of the album, sorry about the glare, it was actually sunny for part of the day today (who knew the sun comes out in Rochester).  Enjoy!

January Kit Giveaway

Saturday, January 30, 2010

I am giving away one of the January Kits this week.  Just follow these simple rules to enter:
1. Become a follower of my blog
2. Leave a comment on this post about what you would like to see in future kits
3. You will get an extra entry if you post this giveaway on you blog

On Saturday, February 6th, I will use to select a lucky winner.  Good luck!

March and April Layouts for January Mini Swap

Wednesday, January 27, 2010
I am so excited!  I have two more layouts and the cover of my mini album for Trade Wind Scrappers.  I just emailed Elodie to ask her for her address since we had not exchanged them earlier.  This is my first swap and I am going to mail it out before the end of the month.  I am also really excited about February's swap.  The theme is "One True Love."  I have a ton of valentine stuff so I can't wait to start putting stuff together.  This will most likely be my last post before my video post of the completed mini album.  I really enjoyed doing these layouts, they just kind of fell into place.  Don't you just love that?  Enjoy!

I really like how this page came out.  The white mat was supposed to stay plain as a large photo mat, but I had rubons that just matched so well, I couldn't pass it up.

The frame is on foam tape and has an acetate window, perfect for a cute little picture.

The card on the right is meant to be a mat.  It matched the page so I thought she could just cover up the "Sweet Stuff" part and it would work really well as a large mat.

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January Kit Video

 Sorry this wasn't posted sooner, but Youtube had it's own agenda.  Thanks for watching!

May Layout for January TWS Mini Swap

Tuesday, January 26, 2010
This page just fell together.  It is so nice when everything you pick out of your stash just works perfectly together.  The "May" is done with Tim Holtz grunge board alphas.  I used gold ink to color and embossed with clear embossing powder.  This was my first project ever with embossing.  I just bought my heat tool on Friday.  Enjoy!

July Layout for January Swap Mini

Here is the July layout for my TWS mini swap.  I wanted to keep this layout very simple so there's lots of room for my partner to play.  My absolute goal is to have this done and in the mail January 31st!  So I used gold glitter Thickers I found at Tuesday Morning for $0.79, awesome huh?  The purple page was punched with a spiral punch I got for Christmas.  Journaling lines are embossed in clear embossing powder and July was done in Martha Stewart Polka Dot Alphas.  Enjoy!

June Layout for January Mini Swap

Monday, January 25, 2010
This layout was inspired by Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog.  It was a recipe challenge which included:
  • 2 patterned papers
  • 2 colors of cardstock
  • 2 ribbons
  • 2 types of sparkle (glimmer spray, glitter, blinged out embellishments, etc)
  • 2 buttons

I used another one of the fortune teller papers.  The rubons are Fancy Pants.  There are three buttons, but I didn't that would be a such a big deal.  I wanted to make sure I left room for a large picture on this page since many of the other pages only have room for very small ones.

The January Kit is Here!!

I am very excited to announce that the Attempt Creativity's first kit of the month is here.

The kit sells for $25 and you can purchase through the "Buy it Now" link on the right hand side of the page or below.

This kit includes:
Paper 12"x12" -
Dream Street Papers: Bright-n-Sunny - Bowl of Cherries
Dream Street Papers: Bright-n-Sunny - Recipe for Fun
Dream Street Papers: Bright-n-Sunny - What's the Buzz
7gypsies Journey: Portobello - Picadilly
Pinkpaislee: Cupid - Hearts Bloom
Chatterbox artsy.licious Fine Lacquered Paper-Alabaster (6"x6")

Chatterbox Wooden brads
7gypsies Chipboard Tags: Tag Alongs
Chatterbox artsy.licious Fabulous Brads - chocolate
7gypsies Etchings Rubbings: Checks
7gypsies Texture Rubbings: Foil - Silver
7gypsies Texture Rubbings: Scrolls
Around the Block Adhesive Strips Edgy
7gypsies Spirals: Drop Style
Pinkpaislee expressions Whimsies Alphabets - Chocolate
Pinkpaislee Cupid - Postcards
Pinkpaislee Cupid - Assorted Punchouts
Dream Street Paper 6"x6" chipboard album
Dream Street Papers: Bright-n-Sunny - Square Stickers
Brown, coral, sheer ribbon: 15" of each
Cupcake wrapper: 2
Red glitter puff heart sticker
Red, Pink, and White Prima Flowers

Cricut Cuts (Storybook Cartridge from lacquered paper):
2-1/2" Scalloped Square
2-1/2" Scalloped Circle
2-3/4" Detailed Heart
1" Butterfly

Little Extra:
Light blue cardstock (5-1/2"x4-1/4") with white embossed flourish

First 5 kits will also get a 12"x12" sheet of artsy.licious Fine Lacquered Paper - Alabaster

Tomorrow I will post a video showing everything in the kit.  Hope you enjoy everything!

Sneak Peek for Debut Kit for Attempt Creativity

Thursday, January 21, 2010
I am incredibly excited.  This is the first sneak peek of my first ever kit.  I want to share a few pictures with you.  Monday will be the release day!  Please give me you input.  I hope you like it.

December Page of TWS January Mini Swap

Okay, you didn't miss the other months I just got a spark of inspiration so I decided to do December today.  I added a short video of the movement on the page.  I did scraplift this idea from youtube, but it was a while ago so I don't remember who I got it from.

It is a very non-traditional Christmas/winter page.  I hope she likes it.



Sorry for the poor quality.

February Page of January Mini (Confusing Yet)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Today I finished the February layout for my TWS January Mini Swap.  I used Fancy Pants rub-ons for the first time.  They are so pretty, but really hard to use.  I had to use my bonefolder in order to get it to stick.  Enjoy!

The glitter is Distress Stickles and is not dry so it'll look a little different when it's done.

The frame is a diecut from the same kit as the paper.  I put acitate in the window and popped it up on pop-dots leaving one side open.

The part that opens was from a sheet that looked like four of those fortune teller things you make in middle school.  The flourish is the Fancy Pants rub-on.  I cut the heart from the Designer's Calendar cartridge and used my crop-a-dile for the eyelet.

Some more rub-ons and a pretty crochetted ribbon.