Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sizzix Scoreboard Blog Hop - the end of a beautiful thing.

This is the last post on the Sizzix Scoreboards Blog Hop. I hope everyone has had a chance to visit all the blogs to see the creativity in this group of designers. Elieen Hull's Scoreboards are being premiered at the Craft and Hobby Association Tradeshow in Anaheim in just a few days. She really has a hit on her hands. I can't stop thinking of ways to use these dies!

This little gift box is very simple to make, but is as much a gift as the gift it it is designed to hold. The recipient can recycle it to hold mundane items such as paper clips or safety pins while adding beauty to a desktop or dresser.


Stamp-It Australia paper (which I've been hoarding for almost two years!)
Velveteen and Crimped ribbons from Stampin'Up!® (not sure if they carry this anymore-it came from my stash.)
Prima flowers
1" brad
Beacon Quick Grip Adhesive (my all-time favorite adhesive)

Cover box and base with paper. Glue ribbon around top and bottom, being careful to keep the ribbon on the box bottom below the lid line so you don't create excess thickness.

Attach flowers to box top with brad. Line box lid with additional paper to hide brad shank.

Check out the rest of the Blog Hop by going to You'll be glad you did!

I'm off to CHA Thursday and will try to post info on any hot new items I see. I'm already planning to check out Fuseworks' new ink jet transparency film that can be attached to glass to create some cool projects. I'll let you know what I think.

Go hug someone you love!

I received product from Sizzix and Beacon Adhesives for this blog hop event.

Monday, January 11, 2010

My Class at CHA

This is a pic of the Nature Journal Mini-Album I will be teaching at the Craft and Hobby Association Tradeshow January 26. This book is loaded with vintage German diecuts and golden foil trims, all available at Our wonderful sponsor is PaperDreamsFactory.

The papers I used are from Graphic 45, which has some absolutely gorgeous materials. The inks are from Clearsnap, adhesive from Beacon, and we're going to bind it all with...what else? ...a Bind-It-All from Zutter Bind-It-All! Gorgeous sheer ribbons from Offray and hand-dyed tags from RockCandy Studios complete the package.

If you are attending the convention, please check us out. There is still time to register. Just go to to sign up.

Go hug someone you love.

I am a partner in RockCandy Studios®.

I received materials for this class from the following:
Graphic 45
Beacon Adhesives

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


I know you will find this very hard to believe, but I made a mistake :)

There is actually one more project in this Blog Hop series, so be sure to check back on Wednesday, January 20.

In the meantime, I'll be posting some new items with materials from RockCandy Studios in the next few days, so visit often!

Go hug someone you love.

I am a partner in RockCandy Studios®.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Grand Finale: Sizzix Scoreboard Blog Hop Memo Holder

With the new year comes then end of Eileen Hull's Blog Hop with the Sizzix Scoreboards she designed. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with these materials and have a new spark of creativity as a result. These new dies cut matboard, giving you a sturdier base for your projects.

The final project for this round of the Blog Hop is the memo holder. This great little piece is designed to hold a post-it notepad, but you know me. I can't leave anything the way it is originally designed (although I think Eileen's designs are ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS) and have to push the envelope a bit, so I added accordion folds on each side and turned it into a travel sewing kit.

Memo Holder Die cut (Sizzix Scoreboard)
Graphic 45 cardstock
Vintage Button (RockCandy Studios®)
Black Dye Ink Pad (Stampin'Up!®)
Beacon Zip Dry and Quick Grip adhesives
Velcro Dot
Sewing Paraphenalia
Xacto knife
Emery board or sandpaper
Hole Punch

Adhere cardstock to memo holder diecut using Zip Dry. Trim excess paper with Xacto knife and sand edges with emery board or sand paper. Sponge edges with black ink.

Cut two pieces of cardstock 3" X 6". Score the 6" length every 1/2" on both pieces and accordion fold. Adhere to front and back inside of memo holder with Zip Dry. Close and clip with clothespins until dry.

Tie hemp through button holes and adhere button to flap with Quick Grip adhesive. Add Velcro dot to underside of flap to hold box shut.

Cut a small scrap of cardstock to cover inside top fold to cover holes in diecut and adhere with Zip Dry

Trim a scrap of cardstock to 1 1/2" X 3" and use punch to punch three holes at edge on each side, aligning holes across from each other to hold thread. Insert needles and safety pin into cardstock. Place buttons in small jewelry bag and make a small topper from scrap cardstock. Note: I placed an Xacto blade in the kit, but it is big enough to hold a small manicure scissor if you prefer.

To see additional ideas from other designers, go to

Now, go hug someone you love.

I am a partner in RockCandy Studios® and also received products from the following manufacturers:
Beacon Adhesives