Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you a Merry Christmas
and a
Happy New Year!

 I'm sharing a fun little gift idea with you today.
I recently taught a class on how to make
these quick and easy totes,
complete with 4 - 3" x 3" note cards and envies,
and a Post-It note holder.
We couldn't go wrong with this gorgeous G45 paper
and the great stamps we used!

I used 4 different stamps from the "Our Craft Lounge"
stamp set called, "Oriental Garden."  They
were perfect for the size of these little cards.

I've made many, many of these totes, and when I do, I usually
make 10 at a time so that I have them around
for emergency gift giving.

I'm sharing a link here for instructions
and a video tutorial, so that you
can make them as well.

You may have to join Splitcoast Stampers
be able to see them.


DP:  Graphic 45:  Bird Song Collection.

If you have any questions, please leave a comment
and I will reply asap.

Thanks for stopping by to see what I've been up to!

╰⊰⊹✿ Marilou ✿⊹⊱

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Christmas Wishes

   It's the most wonderful time of the year! 
Yes, Christmas is my absolute favorite time of the year!!
I've been busy making my Christmas cards
for the past week, trying to quickly get them done
and in the mail, but took a break from it today
to teach a class at my favorite scrapbook shop,
Memories of Time.
This is the card we made in class:

(please click on the photos to enlarge them)

The image we colored is Mo Manning's stamp
called "Christmas Fairy Holly."
It is available here at Memories of Time.
The gals who took my class were so much fun
to teach and we all had a great time!

~Inside and Tag~

Card ingredients:

Card size:  6" x 6"

Patterned Papers:
Authentique Festive Collection

Copic Markers used:
Face:  E000, E00, E21, R30
Hair:  Y11, Y15, YR23, YR24
Dress top:  R24, R29, R39
Skirt:  W00, W1, W3, W6
Shoes:  R24, R29
Holly:  YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97
Bells:  Y11, Y15, YR23
Snow globe:  BG10, YG93
Church roof:  YR23, YR24
Trees:  YG95

Golden ribbon (from stash)
Kaiser rhinestones
Glossy Accents clear
Sakura Glaze pen
Stickles: Diamond
Crafty Sparkles:  Sugar

Dies used:
Magnolia DooHickey's "Bloomy Tag"
My Favorite Things Die-namics:  "Flower Trio"
SpellBinders:  "Marvelous Squares"

Punch used:
Studio G sunshine stamp

Inks used:
Momento:  Black Tuxedo
Ranger Distress Ink:  Shabby Shutters

Tools used:
Big Shot
Cutter Bee Scissors
Tim Holtz Distress Tool

That's it for now,
I hope you stop by again soon!

Have a blessed week,

╰⊰⊹✿ Marilou ✿⊹⊱

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Be Jolly Snowman Gift Box and Tag

Yes, Christmas is just around the corner,
so I've started making Christmas
cards, boxes and such!

I made this little gift box and tag
then taught a class so that others could
learn how to color and make it, too.  FUN!!

This is an AccuCut  #14 box that I was able to cut
out at my local scrapbook shop, Memories of Time.

The stamp set I chose to use is from
Our Craft Lounge and it's called
"Be Jolly."(click on the link so you can see the set!)

The box is 4" wide x 2 1/2" deep x 3 1/2" tall.
I thought it would be perfect for
a wee Christmas gift or treat
and it comes with a tag as well.

Craft cardstock was used for the box itself.

Patterned papers used:  Bo Bunny Snowfall
(this is Bo Bunny's Christmas line for 2011)

Copic Markers used:
Snowman and snow:  BG70, BG72
Nose:  YR04
Arms:  E53, E55, E57
Cane:  E50, E57
Top Hat:  C3, C5, C7, C9, 100
Scarf and hat shading:  B72
Holly:  G24, G28
Berries:  R29
Bird:  B000, B00, B02
Bird's scarf:  R29Distress Ink:  Ranger Vintage Photo


Sparkly Fluff:  Sugar
Sakura Glaze Pen for Berries
Stickles:  Star Dust
Silvery ribbon from stash
Scarf and hat band were fussy cut from bits
of the patterned paper

Die used:

Sizzix Framelits:  Tags, Fancy


Bunch Punches:  both are snowflakes

Thank you for stopping by!
Come back soon.

╰⊰⊹✿ Marilou ✿⊹⊱

Monday, October 29, 2012

Graphic 45: A Ladies Diary

Hello dear friend!
I'm so thrilled that you stopped by my blog
today, as I have just completed a huge project
and I can't wait to share it with you!!

This is my Graphic 45 "A Ladies Diary Journal in a Box"
and I have loads of photos to share with you today,
so grab a cup of tea and settle in for a bit!!

I know I've already mentioned, many times,
my great love for all things vintage, right?  LOL
Well, I wandered into my favorite scrapbook shop,
Memories of Time, one day and I know my mouth
must have flown open when I
saw this gorgeous paper collection by Graphic 45!!
I was immediately smitten and knew
another album was in my future.  =)

THEN, when "wandering" through YouTube,
I found an amazing tutorial by
"Angelwings14100" aka Marianna
instructions for making this journal!!
SCORE!!  :)  

SO, this is my version as it appears
from the front.  It has magnet closures
to hold the two flaps together.

*All the photos are clickable*

When it's opened up, it reveals three flaps
with pockets that hold "tag pockets"
with tags in them.  I've removed the tags,
for this photo, so you can see the basic album.

The light blue area on the right is
the outside of flap #1 and
the light blue area on the left
is the outside of flap #3.  Flap #2 and #3
have a ribbon closure.

With flap #1 open, you can see the inside of it,
and the vertical pocket, with a vintage lady 
I fussy cut and placed on it.  
The pocket holds an address book.

This photo shows you the inside cover
of the Address Book and it's first page.

On the left is the peach inside of flap #3,
and the area with the beautiful lady dressed
in light blue and peach is the outside of flap #2.

With flap #2 and #3 opened up, you can see that
within this area is my tag journal/diary.  I'll show
you more of it further down the page.  =)

Now let's look at it with the tags in place.

Here's the inside of flap #3
with it's tag included.


Here's the outside of flap #3 and inside of flap #2
with their tags included.

This is the vertical pocket, again, with the inside
of flap #1, and it's tag, on the right.

I sure love all the vintage hats!!I'm sorry it's a bit blurry.  :(

This photo shows you the outside of flap #1,
and it's tag.  (Sorry about the glare!)

Now, let's take a closer look at the Tag Journal.
This is the front cover and the Journal is
laced together with glittery cording.

Here's the first page of my Tag Journal.
I used stamps from the collection
to embellish my tags.

Page 3 and 4 of my Tag Journal.
The vintage dress form is a Silhouette file.

Pages 5 of my Tag Journal
has a the little envelope (and it's tag)
that I made using my Silhouette.
Page 6 is a pocket envie that holds
a tag on it's side
and another one on the other side

Page 7 is the other side of the tag pocket
and can be used for photos or mementos.

Page 8 is a pocket
with Library due date tags in it.

Page 9 has another envelope and tag
made with my Silhouette
and stamped with flourishes. 

Page 10 is a pocket holding a tag with
the peach border and ribbon on it.  The face
of the pocket is another opportunity
for a photo placement.
Although I'm not sure I want to hide the
beautiful papers!!

Page 12 is a handsome vintage
gentleman striking a pose, and will stay
just like that!  ;)

Page 12 is another tag donning
a seam binding ribbon that I dyed
with my Copic Markers.
I did both the peach and light blue
ribbons the same way.

Somehow, I missed photoing
Page 14, but it's a simple photo
or journaling spot.

~Last of all, I've photo'd all the tags~

From the Album:

And from the Tag Journal:

Box Album size:
Closed:  7 1/4" wide, 6 1/2" tall and 2 1/4 deep.
Open:  24" wide (with flap #3 open) and 7 1/4" tall.

Cardstock used to create my album base:
Bazzill Linen in Raven

Patterned Papers used:
Graphic 45:  A Ladies Diary Collection

Stamps used: from the same collection

Stickers and Chipboard pieces:
from the same collection

Hand dyed Seam binding
Black Lace (from MOT)
Black Ribbon for tie closure
2 - 1/2" magnet sets
American Crafts Pearl Brads

Impression Obession Dies - DIEO 17-V

Punches used:
Martha Stewart Punch around the corner
Eyelet Lace
Tonic Studio Corner Punch

Tools used:
Big Shot
My Computer
Microsoft Digital Image Pro 10
HP PhotoSmart Printer

I owe BIG thanks to 
Mariana Brulja
from Australia
who made a wonderful YouTube Tutorial
of her "Album in a Box" and
then made two additional
tutorials with instructions to make it!!

Please take a look at her's!!

Tutorial 1:

Tutorial 2:

Please NOTE:

Her dimensions for the flaps
in the tutorials, are incorrect.
I spoke with her by email,
and here's the correct sizes:
Flap #1:   6 3/4" x 7 1/4"
Flap #2:  6 1/4" x 7 1/4"
Flap #3:  5 3/4" x 7 1/4"

Thank you, from the bottom of my widdle heart,
for stopping by to see what I've been making!

I hope your day is blessed!

╰⊰⊹✿ Marilou ✿⊹⊱

Friday, October 19, 2012

Fabulous You!

 Hi there!

Time flies when you're busy creating and I
didn't realize it had been so long since I posted
a card to share with you.  Oops!

I've been busy preparing to teach a class at
my local scrapbook shop, and completing
the project I'm going to teach.
After the class, I will be sharing that
project with you.  I can't wait!!  :)

On to today's card!!

This digital image is one I've used previously,
and will use again and again,
because she's so precious!!

She's "Alisa with roses" by Mo Manning from
Mo's Digital Pencil.  I love the sweet look
on her face and the way her dress sweeps
to the side.  I think she's so sweet!!

A side glance for you:

A look at the tag:

Here's a look inside:

Card ingredients:

Card size:  6" x 6"

I rarely hand write the sentiment,
but I decided to tonight. ;)

Cardstock used for card base:  Bazzill (thanks Sandi xo)

Patterned Papers:  Prima Botanical Collection

Copic Markers used:

Skin:  E000, E00, E21, R30
Hair:  E31, E34, E35
Dress:  G000, G20, G21, G24
Slip:  R0000, R11, R21, R89
Flowers:  R21, R80, V6, V12
Basket:  E31, E34, E35
Leaves:  G21, G24

Ribbons from stash,
Diamond and Cotton Candy Stickles,
and Wild Orchid Roses

Punch used:
Martha Stewart 3-in-1 Butterfly

Embossing Folder used:
Cuddlebug Stylized Flowers

Dies used:
Impression Obsession Die - DIE017-v
Sizzix Framelits - Tags, Fancy
MFT Dienamics Royal Leaves

Tools used:
Sizzix Big Shot 

Ranger Peeled Paint Distress Ink
ZipDry Glue
Dimensional Dots

Thank you for wandering by,
I hope you enjoyed
your visit!!

╰⊰⊹✿ Marilou ✿⊹⊱

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

You did WHAT?


I hope you're having an incredible day!!

I'm sorry I've not posted a new card for a while,
but I've been busy traveling
and working on other things!

BUT!!  I have a card to share with you today!!
!!Woo Hoo!!

This adorable little digi image comes
from Sassy Cheryl!  She's called:
"Samantha Cops an Attitude."

I love the look on her face
and her sweet pigtails!

Sweet, huh?
Little stinker with her hands on her hips!!  LOL

I've been wanting that little tag above, for quite
a while, so was thrilled when I was able to get it!!  :)

You're probably going to be seeing it a lot!! LOL

Here's a close up of her:

Here's a look at the inside of the card: 

 Card ingredients:

Card size:  6" x 6"

Sentiment:  Mine and made on my PC

Cardstock:  from Colorbok stash

Patterned Papers:  Bo Bunny Vicki B Collection 6: x 6" pad

Copic Markers used:

Skin and cheeks:  E000, E00, E21, R20
Hair:  E42, E43, E44, E47
Dress, hair ribbons, patch, socks and laces: R81, R83, R85, YG13, YG23
Bandage:  E31, E35
Shadows:  CO, C3, C5, C7

Embellies used:

Prima Flowers (thanks Sandi!)
Offray pink ribbon
Rhinestone from stash

Punches used:

EK Success Rocky Fern
Fiskars Apron Lace

Dies used:

Spellbinders Nestabilities Petite Ovales
Spellbinders Nestabilities Petite Scalloped Ovales
Magnolia Doohickey's Bloomy Tag

Tools used:

My sewing machine
My PC and an HP PhotoSmart Printer
Big Shot


Zip Dry Glue, EK Tools Dimensional Dots,
Stickles:  Cotton Candy

Thank you for stopping by my blog to take a look
at what I've been up to!

I've posted a new photo of me in my profile,
because I've lost 43#!!!  Yippeeeeeee!!

Have a great day and stop by again soon!

╰⊰⊹✿ Marilou ✿⊹⊱