Monday, October 21, 2013

Mop&Glow craftiness

I watched a YouTube video and didn't believe it would work...but it did. 

I need new Christmas Ornament Balls on my tree but the pretty glitter ones can get a little pricey. I thought, surely, someone has made these and went on a YouTube search. Sure enough, videos galore. 

In a nutshell, you need mop & glow, clear ornaments, and fine glitter. 

Place mop & glow in bottom of ornament and swirl to cover the inside (a few different techniques on YouTube) and let it drain out. Dump in about a table spoon of glitter, swirl around, and dump out excess....and there you have it. 

I might make some with vinyl initials for gifts. 

Saturday, October 12, 2013

A Flocking Great Birthday

My "little" cousin celebrated her 18th birthday this past week. (Happy Birthday Annie!)

She woke up to quite a site in her front yard. My Aunt had her flocked by the Ascension Youth Group. For a small fee, they will place 50 darling flamingoes in your victims yard. (Removed the following day) 

In keeping with the theme, I pulled out my Cameo and paid 99 cents to buy a flamingo SVG file. This also gave me the chance to use a cool tool that I bought 2 years ago at stamp away but never used. It's a small piece of plastic with various scallops that you can use a sponge to stamp around to make clouds. The background looks super cute. I'll put that on my "I really should make a video and post it" list. My Martha Stewart grass punch was my final touch. 

Inside: Happy Flocking Birthday! 

Monday, September 30, 2013

Halloween Tri-shutter Book

Have you taken one of my Tri-shutter book classes? If so, you know how fun and easy this book is to make. 3 sheets of card stock and you have an adorable mini book. 

I taught this particular one using doodlebug paper and stickers last week. Someday I'm going to make a video how-to on this book but just can't seem to find the time. I bet there is already one on 

Wow! 3 blog entries in one you guys are shocked!!

Animal lunch box notes

This post is just a little show and tell to catch you up....
I bought a new toy this summer! Loving it...a Silhouette Cameo. I sold off all of my cricut stuff (except the machine...let me know if anyone is in the market for an expression). 
I could write for hours on the wonders of this machine but I won't. But I will say that it has led me to certain sites that sell graphics and SVG files. My absolute favorite is treasure box designs. You'll see them in classes and even kits (permission granted!) 

These cards were made using Treasure Box Designs. My hubby packs my daughters lunch and often sends little notes to her...awwww and that's kinda what I had in mind with these. The layout is nothing fancy because the animals are cute enough on their own. 

Fall card

Here's a little peek at a card I made this week. I made it as my daughters thank you notes. The little bird is from Loooove their graphics. 

I promised a few ladies in my last class that I would come back to the blog for those that don't have Facebook. If you do, follow me @ Imagine That by Lori. You'll know it's me when you see the copic markers. 

Missing bats!

For those of you who attended last weeks Halloween class, I have your bats. The reason I still have them is because I cannot locate the address paper. I either didn't get it back or it has been filed in with my papers in my scrap room. 
Anyway, I will be at the store on Tuesday evening at 6pm for my blue flower card class and will leave with Brenda. I still have a few spots open in this class. 

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Pocket Mini Album

I'm on a roll with mini albums and this one just might be my favorite one yet.

It's made completely from card stock except for the chipboard cover. Just a few score line, a quick snip of scissors and I made an album that can hold 30 photos!!

I grabbed some really bright and fun paper, mainly because everything outside was blindingly white when I made it. I originally planned on making it in some high school graduation colors or some pretty Mother's Day motif but bright and springy won out.

I'm going to offer this as a class sometime in May at The Paper Cottage. Best part? You will get to choose your own paper. Paper will be included in the class fee but you will need to bring any ribbons or other embellishments you wish to add. I will bring my punches for the tags.

Hope to see you when Dayton finally thaws out.

Monday, March 25, 2013

A mini book idea

Using the same paper line as in my previous post, I tried my hand at creating my own mini book. It's made of chip board and paper. I saw similar ones on YouTube and Pinterest but no instructions... So I set off on a quest with my paper trimmer and bone folder.

I got the general accordion binding concept and my book turned out okay but definitely not worthy of teaching yet. My last page tags don't turn as they should so I have to tweak the design a bit.

All in all, a cute book though.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

C ya real soon!

I am sick of winter! There, I said it. Time to start thinking about spring break and summer vacation plans. No, we're not heading to Mouse Land this year but lots of people are.
I had a bunch of Disney looking paper and people always like mini books so I made this one. I found the mouse ear idea online. It's been for ever since I've used my Cricut!

I saw these little tag pockets in several mini books so I tweaked it for the size I needed.

It's also been a while since I've hosted a class due to my ever busy work schedule. I'm thinking of doing this book as a class the last Sat of April at The Paper Cottage.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Summer is coming!

Really it is! Only a few more turns on the calendar and we'll be cursing the heat. I can't wait!!

I was shopping through The Paper Cottage and happened upon this paper line. (Terrible about writing them down or remembering them) My Minds Eye?

They had the paper and a sheet of punch out images. I ended up with this set of cards and lots of left over punch outs to create a few more.

We had a winter storm warning the night I stayed in and made them. So crafting and dreaming of Summer helped.

If the paper line is still in stock, you might find a kit at your favorite store soon.