Sunday, April 26, 2009

Trick or Treat! Halloween Mini Album

Ok, I am finally posting the Halloween mini book/mini album I did last year. It's a 6x6 mini, with black mat board pages.


I used Tim Holtz' trinket pin and Philosophy tag along with a boatload of ribbon and a couple of cute Pumpkin bells.

Back Cover

Recognize the Fiskars' Threading Water punch? I love it.

Inside Pages

Each pocket holds 3 tags with photos on both sides. The last tag on the right side has several bats from the Martha Stewart punch.

Last pocket page. Used American Crafts vinyl thickers on both for titles. It's kinda hard to see the "treat" on the right page. They didn't stick too well so I had to reglue. I like the chipboard and Puffy alphas from AC a lot better than the vinyl.

This page is kinda busy. I designed and created this book before I gathered the photos. I'm not going to retrofit design any more. It really shows it on this spread.

It's a bit hard to see, but I used the MM foiling paper here. I love that paper. I don't know why it isn't more popular. So versatile. I also used the Little Yellow Bicycle felt borders stickers. I also had to add some adhesive to these, they just kept lifting up. I used it here to hide a beat-up plastic lawn chair at the pumpkin patch.

Added the LYB epoxy "Spooky" sticker. So cool. The LYB pumpkin stickers are so cute, too!

The centers of the black chipboard flowers are the Doodlebug Jewels in jet. Those are some of my favorite bling. Reminds me of black Tahitian pearls!!

I love the simplicity of this spread. The Bo Bunny paper had this wavy text so I tore it following the wave.

This last page, I used the MM's foiling again and the Glitter Check. On every other square, there was a circle-punched, ink-edged and pop-dotted graphic (if those aren't true verbs, they are now! lol!)

Supply List
Used wonderful Bo Bunny papers (Spooktastic-Stripe, Haunted, Grim Dots and Smell My Feet); MM papers (Funky Stripe, Glitter Check, and Foiling); Thickers Sprinkles (Black and Orange); Bo Bunny Chipboard (double-dot and alpha licorice); chipboard Shimmer Shapes Halloween; other papers (Orange Crush; Oh Baby Peapod; Moroccan Floral Curry; Pumpkin Bead Board); Doodlebug Tuxedo jewels; Black Diamond Stickles!
All from's paper store!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Great Product...going...going...going....

I'm so sad, as are many of you, to learn that the LuminArte company is closing. Little did I know that they are based out of Fresno! It's one thing when a California company goes out of business, but more importantly, it is privately-owned by the woman who "invented" this product.

You are probably more familiar with their product line, especially the twinkling H2Os. I've been a painter for a long time, including some watercolor. These are in pots and infused with mica. These are super fun, especially for cards, tags, journaling and scrapbooking, of course.

Once word got out of their impending closure, they were inundated with orders. Rather than just say, "Sorry!" they have been working night and day to fulfill the orders. It's especially difficult because most of the staff was gone by then and they were just working to close the warehouse.

Anyhoo, I placed a large order and they've just sent notice that they will stop taking orders soon. They announced the closure in February (I think) and were planning to be closed by March. So here it is almost May!

I hope they manage a comeback, but in the meantime, place your orders. You may not see this product again. Here's the link.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Check out Susan Boyle!

I'm sure by now you've heard of Susan Boyle - absolutely extraordinary performance on "Britain's Got Talent." I think this is the original show that "American Idol" brought over the pond.

If you haven't, you'll have to check it out - especially, if you are a "Les Miserables" fan. I hoped to embed, but YouTube disabled it, so here is the link.

I've got to figure out how to follow her saga.

Monday, April 6, 2009


I met Aisha Tyler last week. She is so smart and funny. I LOVE her! She has a new DVD out of her comedy special at The Fillmore. Her music video is just hilarious. Check it out!