Archive of ‘Crate Paper’ category

*NEW* Video Tutorial: Watercolor Background Technique

BRIMayWeek4Tiff1Hello Everyone!

So, this is the layout I made to commemorate the one time I ran (and peed my pants and was caked with loved bugs and had to walk some of it) to benefit a fellow Stroller Warrior who is also a Gold Star Wife! We ran a 10K the same day she ran her very first 10K! It was a special day for the Warrior Princess Run!

Read more details and view the tutorial today on the Butterfly Reflections Ink Blog!

Thanks for stopping by,



New Video Tutorial!

May2014TiffWeek2aHello Blogosphere!

During National Scrapbook Day, I was totally inspired by the Basic Grey Highline posts! The colors & style is so very New Orleans! SOOOO, I made a layout accompanied with a video on how to create your own Brush Script Titles! Hope you’ll check it out on the Butterfly Reflections Ink Blog!

If you want to get access to my videos right when they upload, feel free to subscribe to my youtube channel!

Happy Crafting,



Happy Mother's Day

TiffMothersDay2014Happy Mother’s Day!

Before I go into card deets, here’s a little shout-out to my mama…

To my Mama: You got pregnant with me at 16. When times get tough for me I think, “why the heck am I complaining?” Then I call you & you humor me by giving me the best advice ever. “Calm down,” you say, “it’s not that bad.” You would know, you lived BAD. Thank you for all the sacrifices you made to put food on the table, a roof over my head, and clothes on my back. I know I complained. I complained a lot. At 10,12, and 16 I didn’t understand how precarious our situation was. My own kids will never know how good they have it until they’re parents themselves & I guess that’s the key to being a mom. Keep your kids safe, love them unconditionally, & provide them with the best opportunities you possibly can. Do those 3 things and everything will fall into place. Thank you for teaching me that. Thank you for everything. Love, Your PITA

I am forever thankful to all the Mothers in my life- all military spouses, all hardworking, fierce, loving women. My Grandma’s compassion and selfless service makes me strive to be a better human being. My Nana’s relentless work ethic pushes me to do more and be the best me I can be. My Auntie Terrie’s generosity, unwavering love, and drive have helped get me through some challenging times, even giving birth to my first-born. To my Auntie Goldie, who cares for my Grandpa even while her own health fades, I love you.

To all of those who grieve today for having lost your children and for having lost your own mothers- I hear your cries. I feel your pain. Know that I am thinking of you. Know that you are loved.

To my friends who could never have children of their own, know that I am thinking of you. Hugs for peace. Hugs always.

To all the moms out there who chose adoption, to all the foster moms, and step-moms- thank you for being selfless servants. For providing hope & love during dark times. Generations will thank you & cherish you.

To all the single moms out there, thank you for being both dad & mom. For doing the nearly impossible during impossible times. For proving people & statistics wrong time and time again. For raising strong men & unstoppable women. We honor you.



Materials: All from Butterfly Reflections Ink. Use code MOMSDAY20 for 20% off your purchase through Sunday. Lawn Fawn (#awesome stamp set, #awesome Lawn Cuts, Shine Twine), My Mind’s Eye Now and Then Izzy 6×6 Papers, Maggie Holmes Styleboard Vintage Frames, Memento Luxe Nautical Blue, Delicata Ink Golden Glitz


National Scrapbook Day Hop!

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Hello Blogosphere! Happy National Scrapbook Day!

You should be visiting from Kristy’s Blog, but if you’re happening upon this awesome hop for the first time today, I HIGHLY encourage you to start from the beginning! It’s a short sweet hop organized by Butterfly Reflections Ink. There are prizes involved too!

Here’s some detail shots:


NOLA, stands for New Orleans, LA, which is where we call home for now :) I love this city and the picture was taken of Chartres Street!


We were given the following Mood Board for inspiration (thanks Shawna):


You next stop is my fellow military wife, Trisha’s, Blog!

Thanks for hopping by! Hop you’re inspired…


Materials: Maggie Holmes Styleboard Vellum Shapes, We R Memory Keepers Inked Rose Journaling Cards, Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos (Bubblegum, Watermelon, Guava, Coconut), Lawn Fawn Gold Sparkle Twine, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (Dodz Medium, E-Z Dots Mini Permanent), Round Brush


Video Tutorial & Giveaway: MIX23

TiffMix23Hello Blogosphere!

Hope you had a fabulous 4th of July! I spent the evening with friends eating yummy foods (including some red, white, and blue creations) and watched some bits & pieces of various fireworks shows from their back porch!

This week, I’m hosting the Mix-Ability Challenge over on, MIX23: Multi-Surface. I’m challenging everyone to incorporate 3 or more different surfaces into their project!

I have a video tutorial on how to keep it simple:

I hope you’ll play along!!! I have an awesome prize package up for grabs! Many of you couldn’t play along with my last Mix-Ability Challenge, MIX15: Scene-It Scraps, so I’ll be combining participants from this challenge and my last one to win the following prize package:


Simply upload your MIX23 or MIX15 creations onto, include “MIX23″ or MIX14″ in the keywords”, and then comment on this blog post with the link to your creation in the gallery!

It’s easy peasy lemon squeezy!




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