Friday, October 30, 2009


Happy Halloween everyone! To celebrate I thought I would share the completed Spooky album with you! I really hope my swap partner, Mary, likes it! I am super proud of the way it came out! It was so much fun to make! I am not a Halloween person but through the creation of this mini - I became a fan!

Some info: I mainly used Target $1.00 paper pack and $1 mat stack. I used We are Memories extra large black eyelets on every page to re-enforce the holes. I used 2 round coasters for the inserts. I went to the dollar store for some cool Halloween accents. All in all - I think the mini probably cost around $10 total to make and most of that is from the ribbon. I hope you enjoy the finished product and maybe it will inspire you to get spooky this Halloween.

**What is your favorite candy for Halloween? (Kid: Mike and Ike's, Adult: Snickers)
**Which candy did you get trick-or-treating and either throw away or trade? (Good n' plenty or junior mints)

Monday, October 26, 2009

Pink Minis for the Cure

Speaking of Laura Denison - She is hosting a silent auction on Saturday, October 31, 2009 - November 7 for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. She has enlisted many great scrappers to take a Pink kit and make mini albums for breast cancer. She is auctioning these amazing creations to raise money for the cure! All proceeds from the silent auction will go to the Susan G. Komen for a Cure Foundation through their Passionatly Pink for a Cure event program.

The pictures of all the Pink Minis will go up on her blog HERE on Halloween adn the bidding will begin! Bidding will end at 6 pm Pacific Time on November 7th. High bidders will be notified after Nov. 7th. They will then go to the event web page set up at the Susan G. Komen Foundation "Passioantely Pink for a Cure" site to make a donation in the amount of their bid. High bidders will receive the mini from the creator as a thank you for their donation! If you want to make a donation you can also do that at the website. The website address is:


To get more people involved she has offered some blog candy to spread the word. Please check out the auction! You never know what goodies you can get for an amazing cause!

Spooky Pocket Page

Hey everyone! Today is have videos showing how I put together the Four pocket page for my Spooky TWS swap album. I learned how to make this type of page from Laura Denison(, she is a HUGELY talented woman. She did a tutorial on this and I knew I had to try it. I am sure most of you have either seen this or tried it yourselves. It was SO easy! I love this page and will definitely be incorporating them into a lot of my minis in the future! I hope you enjoy it!

Coming up next in this video series, I'll show the completed album!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Spooky Album inserts

I was so super excited for these pages. I got the idea from a card made be Kristina Werner for the Year in Cards series at I could see it right away - an apple instead of a pumpkin or a Jack o Lantern. I knew when I saw the theme of Spooky for the TWS swap I knew these were perfect. I love how they turned out.

I used a few resources for this mini. I used this free card template from Two Peas and altered it to fit my needs. I used Free paper piecings from for a skeleton, haunted house and candy. I used these as embellishments and they are awesome! There are great free templates, images and more that are there free just waiting to be incorporated in a mini! I hope you like these page inserts. Stay tuned for a pocket page and the review of the whole album. Coming Soon!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Spooky Page 1

So here I create the first page of my TWS spooky album. I love how this page turned out. I make some custom tags and do some distressing. I hope you like these videos! Next I will show how I make the cool insert pages so stay tuned for that video on Sunday!

I hope you all have a great weekend!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Spooky Cover

I am involved in my first mini album swap! It is for the Trade Wind Scrappers swap hosted by Kathryn at the Life at the Scrap Beach Community (See the side button). This month's theme is "Feelin' Spooky". So much fun! I am making 2 albums at the same time because I intend to either keep one or give it someone in my family. I am using the paper I got at Target in the dollar section. I hope you like this first video in the series.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

A HUGE Thank you!

This post is dedicated to a great person! Leslie has been with me from the beginning. She is super nice and very loyal. We chat about TV and crafting, both which we LOVE! Being the kind generous person she is...She sent me a thank you / housewarming gift and I had to make a video showing he goodies she was kind enough to give me. I was so touched! She's super sweet and very talented. She is a Stampin' up demonstrator and has a great blog! Her website is and her blog is Please check her out!

Leslie - Thank you so much! I Love everything and love chatting with you! I am so happy you found your way to my blog. Thank you for everything!


Friday, October 9, 2009

Finn Friday!!

I was looking through my old Flip videos the other day and came across this one of Finn rolling around in catnip flowers. We srpinkles catnip and fcatnip flowers on the table and he went Nuts. It was so super cute I had to share it. Maybe now you guys will believe me when I say he's a terror. He is playing/attacking his kitty. When I first decided I need to get a kitten my mother gave me this beany baby gray and white kitten with a pink bow. When we went to the animal shelter and saw Finn (a gray and white boy kitten) it was like fate!

He loves this thing. He sleeps with her, bites her even cleans her. He has loved her since day one, when he was actually the same size as her. It is too cute and I hope you enjoy the video!

P.S. - It also shows the durability of beany babies because he has had this one for 5 years and as you can see she takes a beating and has never ripped (knock on wood!).

Enjoy your Finn Friday video!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Mini Hauls ~ Great deals!

Hey everyone! I have a bunch of little hauls today all lumped into one. I recently went to Target, JoAnn's and Michaels! I found a few things I hadn't seen before! I start my TWS October swap today. (Trade Wind Scrappers - Life's a scrapbeach community). I will be filming pieces of it but you will have to wait till my partner Mary receives it before I share it with you! However a sneak peek at some of the supplies can be seen here. Enjoy!