Altered Photo Frames - Prima Lyric

Hey all!!

I'm to share with you guys a project for I hope you had a chance to check out the other fabulous ladies on the design team. I am happy to be a part of such a creative group (awww)!

Ok, on to my project. I've been meaning to alter some photo frames and give them as gifts to a couple friends. They sat around my room for almost a year! I got each of these frames from Michaels for under $2 last December, with the intention of giving them as Christmas presents. Does anyone else do that? Ugh.

I used the beautiful Prima Lyric paper pad for both of these frames. I first added gesso to my frames - front and back. I added mod podge to the frames and laid my paper down. I sanded the edges to get that 'clean' look. I wanted to add some interest to the inside of the frame. I chose lace to help me out - Love it!!  I die cut some flowers using my Spellbinders Aster Flower Topper Die with the paper collection.  I topped them with some flowers from my stash and added stickles for some sparkle. Here is a look at the first frame.

The flat back pearls and spray added some definition to the frame. The black "wire" is from a pic I got from Michaels.

The treasure epoxy sticker is added on top of a wooden banner from Studio Calico. Tucked under the flowers is a flower filagree, it was a great fit.

Oh my - I love how they turned out. I hope they will too!!! So I had to create another, right? For the second one, I followed the same base procedure as the first.  As for the added decor, I opted for a more simple and elegant look. I had a string of pearls that would be perfect for it - so I added them all around the frame. I tried to create a look of the pearls freely dancing around the frame. I added the smallest of the die cut flower topper under a wooden and paper flower. I did this to add some interest. I added a few tiny flowers to the piece as well. The lace again, I glued to the inside of the frame. I think it turned out cute as well. Take a peek :)

The cherry blossoms are from Wild Orchard Crafts. They add just the right touch.

 Voila! We're done! This project was simple and fun to make. It will surely brighten someone day, if it were received as a gift from a friend :) Thanks for stopping by!! Be sure to check out for the Prima Lyric paper and the Spellbinders Aster Flower die. They are great products to have in your arsenal!

Scrappy Hugs,


Blissfully Yours ~ Card Creations

Hey Guys!!!

This week has gone by so fast! Has it for you? Well in the midst of it all, I managed to create some cards! I used the AWESOME 12x12 Collection Kit by Simple Stories called Vintage Bliss! The vibrant colors make the cards seem uplifting and fresh!  I absolutely love this collection pack.  I got the collection pack because I wanted to use the die cut elements and sticker sheet for cards. This makes card making SO much easier :)  I also picked up the 6x6 paper pad as well. This was going to help me with all the extras, like backgrounds, layering, banners, tags..etc. Aside from a couple pieces of lace, silver pearls, the Cheery Lynn doily die that I love and a few flowers, I just used the collection kit. Let the paper do the work!

I saw SO many ideas on pinterest for using this collection pack. There were layouts, mini albums, tags and of course - with all the cuttable elements and sticker sheet - cards! With Christmas coming around the corner, why not whip up a batch of cards as a gift? It can't get any easier - just copy mine, lol!

Okay, no more talking (typing), here come the pictures!!! I hope that you can visit Scrapyland to pick up this paper collection - you will not be disappointed!!!

Also, visit my blog to check out other things I've created. I welcome ALL crafters :) Here we go!!

Well, that's it for now guys! I just wanted to pop in and give you all some ideas on ways you can really work a paper pad. This Simple Stories Collection kit is no different! I have a TON of paper left still, I used the sticker sheet and the journaling cards sheet almost until there was nothing left. I love how most of the card work is done for you!

Thanks guys for stopping by and I hope that you were able to gather some inspiration form these cards and make your own. These would make great gifts ;) You can find the collection kit and the 6x6 pad on Scrapyland's website.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit me sometime :)

Scrappy Hugs,


A Joyous Christmas

Hey- Hey all!

Have you ever destroyed a paper pack? By that I mean in a good way. Using the ENTIRE paper pad until there is nothing left BUT scraps? Well, that is just what I did. You remember last week I talked about the Joyous paper collection by Authentique? I made the Christmas Home Decor. I love the paper and it was all so very handy with basically any type of project.  I decided to see how many projects I can make with it. So, let's count :)

I first started out with a paper bag mini album. If you're looking for something quick and easy to complete in a sitting, this one is my favorite go-to mini's to make. I used black Recollections paper bags and made some chipboard covers. I added some colored balls and black flat back pearls to the cover. I let the paper and the die cuts do the rest.


Here is the inside of the mini album. It has 5 pages, complete with tag inserts that can hold 4 large photos each! I have also included some extra tags inside the front and back pockets. See how this paper collection/die cuts can do so much?


Up next is a book card that I made. You can find the tutorial here for this type of card. Again, I used the paper collection to do most of the work. I cut slim strips and curled them with my pencil to add interest. I also made a couple ribbon banners out of the scrap strips. I used another Michaels pick to make a floral assortment in the corner. Some crochet dollies, bling trim, seam binding and lace complete this look.  On the inside, I added more lace and trim and popped a die cut from the collection on pop dots to add dimension. I enjoyed making this book card.


Up next are a few cards that I made with the left overs. You can do a lot with the unused journal spots or images from a paper collection. At the very least, make a couple of 3x3 note cards to send to family and friends. I'm sure that they will love the gesture!


So if we count last week's post of the home decor, the mini album, the book card and the additional cards - we have a WIN WIN!! Im planning on selling these items at my upcoming craft fair. I really feel like Authentique did a good job on creating versatility with this Joyous paper collection. KUDOS!

I hope you are able to grab this collection at Scrapyland and make some of these quick and easy projects for your family and friends! Until next time, guys...

Scrappy Hugs,


Prima Doll and Tag

Hey all!

Hope you guys are having a wonderful week! First things first, if you entered to win the mini album from last week's post over on my blog, be sure to check to see if you are the winner! Thank you all for leaving such awesome comments!

Now, on to this week's post. Today I'm using the cutest little 6x6 paper pad from Teresa Collins. It's called Memorabilia and its Uber Cute!! I wanted to create a tag and coordinating card to go with.  I think they turned out rather cute. What do you think?

For the tag I used my Prima doll stamp as my focal point. I did some simple paper piecing with her and added some bling to her headband. I used my Cameo to cut out the sentiment, the angel wings and the halo. Quick tip: use household spray starch to add some sturdiness to your cardstock die cut elements.

I took some random scraps from the paper pad and distressed the edges with Colorbox Pigment Cat's Eye Ink in black. I gotta admit - I love these little things! They are so handy to hand on hand. I popped the Prima doll on some American Crafts pop dots to add dimension. I added stickles to the wings, halo and sentiment.

Some lace, bling trim and a silk flower complete the tag. Here is the card I created to go along with the tag.

The card came together pretty quickly. I chose to use a black card stock base of 5x5. Since I was using fairly thin card stock I added an extra layer. I used my crimper to add some sturdiness to the paper. Once I did that, I just added the patterned paper. I did pop the second layer up with dimensionals.

 I added more bling trim ( I love this stuff) around the edges of the sentiment. I fussy cut the flag banner from the collection and added it to the top. For a final touch, I used resin embellishments and seam binding to the corners.

Thanks guys for stopping by! I hope that you are able to stop by to check out these items and more!

Scrappy Hugs,


From Trash to Treasure - Holiday Decor with Tmika

Hey guys!

Hope all of you are having a fantabulous week! I sure am. I found a great find on a curb this week. I was on my way to the gas station and saw this unusual art piece on the curb with a 'free' sign on it.  It immediately got out and grabbed it because it was something I knew I can alter into something great! Want to see what I found? Here ya go:

The patches in the center were padded pieces of quilt art. It looks bad up close, lol! I decided to rip those babies out with my Tim Holtz scossors and see what's hiding underneath.

After removing the patches and lining fur, I started painting it with gesso. I used 3 coats to try and get a crisp white look. I was able to retain some of that natural crackle as well.

Ahh..I was loving it already. I decided to add some patterned paper at this point. I used this AWESOME Christmas collection called Joyus by Authentique. Loads of stickers and cutouts! (more projects coming with this ;)

 At this point, I thought it needed something extra to make the edges pop. So I decided to outline them with black paint. It was rough, but I got it on there :)

Now comes the fun part! I started decorating. I created a wreath using my Cameo - love this thing! It was a TON of little leaves to fold and place, but it was all worth it in the end. I added the punch outs from the Joyus paper collection  and popped those up with pop dots. I added some faux cherries and gold colored balls from a spray I got at Michaels.


 I added some lace and trim that I got from Hobby Lobby and a string of gold color beads to tie it all in.

 For some final touches, I used some silk flowers to create a little floral collage on the corners, added some lace to hang the piece, some stickles to add flair and finished with a tiny bow on both ends. Voila!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you were able to gather some Holiday inspiration. Maybe you can go out on a hunt for someone's 'trash' and make it your 'treasure'!  Be sure to check out Scrapyland's store for these items and more!

Scrappy Hugs,


C.A.S.E. It Card Tuesday

Hey all!

Quick post today. It's that time again - C.A.S.E.  It Card Tuesday! I love doing this series - it takes me out of my element sometimes and challenges me. Here is the original card that I cased:

Gosh, the card is so CUTE! I absolutely had to copy it!
Here is what I came up with:

Ahhh... I love it!!! Do you?  Thanks guys for stopping buy! I'd really appreciate it, if you said a quick Hello!
Happy Scrappin'