Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Bowl-O-Rama Bowling Bag Mini Album Supply List

Hello Campers! Here is the supply list for class on Saturday:

Printable Bowling Score Sheet you may want to add this to our project.

Supply List

(1) 24 inch zipper
 Kraftex color of your choice
Patterned Paper
Solid Cardstock
Sewing machine or a stapler
Beacon Quick Dry glue
4 D rings
1 pkg of purse feet I found mine at Joann's Craft Store
4 brads
Hot Glue Gun
3/4" piping cord 7 inches
1/8th of a yard of vinyl for the handle
Various embellishments of your choice
Print out of the templates

Remember to join us Saturday morning June 7th at 9 a.m. EST HERE
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Monday, June 2, 2014

You Are Invited To Our "Bowl-O-Rama Birthday!" Mini Album Ustream Show

We are celebrating on our Ustream channel June 7th, Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. with this look back in time. I found some photos of my 7th birthday party and thought how great it would be to make an album that showed them off. So I came up with this idea which works out great for Father's Day by the way. 
Can't you just smell the bowling shoe disinfectant? 
I remember running over to pick out the perfect bowling ball and how I used to be afraid my fingers would get stuck in the holes, or how about the holes being too big and you drop it as you throw it?  Back then, our bowling alley didn't have the blow up bumpers like they do now for kids, you had to know how to throw it or be good at counting gutter balls.

I got a good laugh seeing myself in my beloved patchwork overalls. I had all my childhood friends around me, and funny enough I remember all their names even though I haven't seen them since we moved from the farm when I was starting 9th grade.

I used the Hobby Lobby Glasses, Staches and Ties Paper Collection. I thought the bowling paper was just the cutest. I will also have PDF files available the day of our stream with the pattern and some cute retro bowling cards and a personal bowling score sheet. 

I hope you will join us for another stroll down Memory Lane as we head off to the Bowl-O-Rama.

I hope you can spare some time Saturday to spend with us.
XX, J 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Thrift Store Thursday Upcycle

Hey all! Just wanted to share a flea market find from our Mom. When we all went to visit her last summer we did a Flea Market Challenge, 1 hr/10 dollars and you must only use items found.
You can see the challenge here: and part 2 where we show what we found is here: The quality isn't the greatest because I recorded it on my cellphone, but you can get the idea.

My mom has been organizing her craft area so her items are being repurposed for her craft area.
A toothbrush holder, a small bud vase, plastic 45 sleeves and a bill paying center is what my mom found with her 10 dollars. (she said she even had 3 dollars leftover!)

 The toothbrush holder became a craft brush holder, the bud vase fit right down into the center which would normally hold toothpaste, that way she can fill it with water to clean her brushes and then put them in the holes to stand them up to dry.
A leaf stencil and a little paint helps freshen up the bill paying box which now houses her embellishments in the 45 record sleeves.

No need to spend all kinds of money when organizing your craft supplies just look around I am sure you can repurpose something.

Sneak Peeks of our upcoming project for the Saturday, June 7th Ustream class is just around the corner, I hope you will mark it on your calendar and spend the day with us.



Friday, May 16, 2014

Day 11 Card

I was so happy to see that the first card to make today was being taught by Tim Holtz : ) Here is what I made:

I had been holding on to this stamp for months now, she is so pretty. I got to pull out my Tim Holtz stencils and mini distress pads too. I used Victorian Velvet, Shaded Lilac and Spun Sugar. 

Wish I had the time to do the other two cards shown maybe tomorrow. 

See ya,

Ladies Who Lunch Ledger Tim Holtz Wallflower Paper Collection

Hey everyone! I just finished the Ladies Who Lunch Ledger from our Ustream show. Before I send it out to the winner, Cardmaker Mom, I wanted to show you how it turned out.

I loved working with the Tim Holtz Wallflower Paper Collection, it doesn't crack and is such great quality.  Tomorrow I will post the new one I just made for a friend where I used Crate Paper On Trend collection.

See you tomorrow,

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Thrift Store Thursday Project-Upcycle a Faux Filofax

I find these organizers all the time in my local thrift stores. Sometimes they are leather and sometimes they are vinyl but either way they make a great organizer. In 5 easy steps you too can transform one of the unsightly calendars into a beautiful gift for a friend or for yourself. 
 1.  First measure out your organizer. Pick out your papers and take a sheet of sticky back canvas, scan the paper that you choose for your cover and print on the sticky back canvas. 
  2. Cover the organizer with the sticky back canvas cutting around the snap closure ( I had to piece mine to work but I simply covered the seam with trim)

 3. On the cover I added a piece of trim, some canvas chipboard stickers to add the word "life" and then I also added a rub on saying "secrets".  You can decorate however you choose according to who will be using it.

 4. Punch holes in decorative paper to make dividers. I added a calendar, notepads, washi tape, binder clips, a pen, and a calculator but you can add whatever you think you'll need while you're on the go.
 5. This organizer had a slot for a notepad in the back so after covering with the sticky back canvas I added notepad in the slot.

Well there you have it, 5 simple steps to an awesome organizer hope you had fun and I hope you go digging to find your own, maybe you even have one of these stashed in a drawer somewhere. Hope you join me for next week's thrift store Thursday upcycle xx, j.