Sunday, January 6, 2013


Yesterday I took a class at the Scrapbooking Studio. The class was called Project Life. Basically it is a class to learn to document even the small things in life and then put them into a scrapbook. Week by week, month by month. Then next year, or the year after, you can browse through and see what you did all year. I think the biggest thing i was taught is that even the most insignificant things in your everyday life might be something that you would look back at next year.

Document when you went to eat that good chicken at Cracker Barrel (you know, the kind that reminds you of Grandma Elzy's fried chicken). Write down that you went to an antique store and you just had to buy something (like the bazillionth cigar box, just because it was a neat one).

Will you be doing the same things next year? Will you be watching the same shows or reading the same books or doing the same kind of crafts? You may not know unless you document your life!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Canvas bulletin board

Hello everyone. I have a new project to show you. Lately I have been obsessed with canvas. I think it is because I saw something in Scrapbooking Studio and wanted to try to re-create it. And my craft club decided to do a canvas project this week. So here is what I made. (I am not sure it is exactly like it should be because I had to miss class. My husband's grandmother passed away and we had to leave town to attend the funeral).

Anyway, here is the project.
Items used:
11X14 stretched canvas
2 sheets 12x12 patterend paper
2 flowers
Scroll cut with Cricut
2 strips ribbon (one for bow, and one to go across bottom of page)
3 magnets
Wording of your choice
Metal cut 5X7 (not sure what kind, but very thin metal)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

For Fun Challenges

I made the following card for the For Fun Challenges.  Read their blog, participate in their challenges, and have fun. It is more fun to participate in because there are no prizes, so all levels of craftmakers participate.

The challenge is color - mostly blue with a little white/cream. I used blue cardstock and cut it to a 4X5 card. I put a layer of white card stock next and then a block of white/blue patterned paper. To add the hearts, I used my punch and cut 20-30 hearts and glued them to the page. The cross is in Navy blue ink and the "Get Well Wishes" is in a brighter blue ink.

Hope you like it!  Now go to For Fun Challenges and join in.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Family Pictures

For our family reunion this year, I wanted to do something different. We always take pictures; I post them on Facebook, but does anyone print them out?

So when I was in the Scrapbooking Studio about a month ago, I bought a new Tim Holtz die. It is Tim Holtz Sizzix MATCHBOOK SET Dies Movers & Shapers. I saw the demo from the store, but wanted something more original. The demo just had small pieces of cardstock with some pictures on it. After talking to my son, Nick, we decided it was a matchbook, so why not add matches?

Well, this was a long, tedious job. Here are the steps to creating this:
  • Cut out matchbook die
  • Decorate matchbook with Tim Holtz Distress Inks and embellishments
  • Print out photos
  • Cut faces with small punch
  • Score matchsticks
  • Cut matchstrips (about 1/4" wide)
  • Adhere faces to matchstick with popdots (one face per matchstick)
  • Adhere matchsticks to die cut
I had to do this 13 times and there were 27 people to include on matchsticks. It took a lot of time but it was well worth it.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Cute Stamp From Ranger

While I was at a papercrafting class a few weeks ago, I found a cute stamp from Ranger. It is a dYlusions stamp - Ruby Rainbow. There are 9 pieces to this stamp: the girl's head, her body, 2 umbrella tops, the pole, boots, a full umbrella, and a set of wings. What makes it fun about this stamp is the coloring. You will have endless possibilities for this. I used my Stampin' Up markers to make this card. I also used Tim Holtz distress inks to make the outline of the card.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Back in the Swing

I went to a class yesterday on making chipboard books. Most of the ones I have bought are ones that the letters (if you are spelling out a word) are already cut. Well, last night I learned to cut my own. Not sure that I like this, but oh now I know how! :) Anyway, I think I will try to do some on my own. When I get an inspiration, I want to start making it now, not wait until I order one and it comes in. I also found a new place I am going to view -- Scrapbook Stamp Society. I am doing to Link Up for Pink blog, and I saw a real cool short brown haired girl, with big eyes. I have to go find that stamp! Now I think I am back in the swing of scrapbooking/creating. Good thing - I need to use my stash so I can buy more.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

New Online Scrapbook Store

Cori Wagner

Ginger Snap Scraps is a brand new online scrapbook store, run & owned by stay-at-home mom

... Cori Wagner

She is having a Grand Opening Event on Friday, April 6. 

You can join the Facebook event by clicking here.

There will be free shipping on $25 orders for the grand opening weekend only!

Ginger Snap Scraps carries your favorite brands such as My Minds Eye, Provo Craft, Echo Park, Graphic 45, Zig, DCWV, Bo Bunny, La La Land, Peachy Keen, Riley & Co., Bella Blvd, Tim Holtz, Bazill, Basic Grey, Pink Paislee and many more!

ALL of the Cricut cartridges offered at Ginger Snap Scraps are $35 and under-all the time.

Please join the Facebook event to be eligible for giveaways and prizes on the day of the grand opening.

*Regular shipping at Ginger Snap Scraps is $5 flat rate shipping and $100 orders ship free.  You will earn 1 point towards every dollar you spend.  Once you reach 250 points you can redeem them for a $10 store credit.