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Sizzix Inspiration: Inksheets & Baby Shower Favors!


Hello Blogosphere! I have 2 Inspiration Posts for you up on the Sizzix Blog! Just click on the pictures to go see each post! The first one uses the New Inksheets Transfer Film in Gold! I love these things…like LOVE! Now, I can create images from my dies! Super neat, huh?


This next one is a glimpse into a baby shower I recently styled for a good friend! These were the favor boxes I created!

As always, my readers get 15% off at the Sizzix Store! Just use code “SZB2015″ (no quotations)!

Thanks again for stopping by,



Video Tutorial: Sizzix Mini Shaker Album

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Hello Blogosphere!

I have a NEW VIDEO TUTORIAL to share with you today! I’ll be showing you how to create a Mini Shaker Album using the Sizzix Bigz XL Mini, Heart Album Die & your very own confetti with some cute Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Strip Dies (Butterfly Frenzy & Confetti)! Pair that with with Lawn Fawn Let’s Polka, Mon Amie & you have an ultra-cute Mini Album of your own! This one features pictures from my daughter’s 3rd Birthday!

The Shaker Front:


Matching Back:


I hope you enjoyed this Video Tutorial! I took a little break from Sizzix Design Team responsibilities, but I’m back at it in full-swing! I look forward to bringing you more ideas using Sizzix products!


Materials Used: Sizzix Bigz XL Mini, Heart Album Die, Sizzix Bigz XL Alphabet Die, Word Play, Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Strip Butterfly Frenzy Die, Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Strip Confetti Die, Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 3PK – Stars, Sizzix Vagabond Machine, Sizzix Accessory – Cutting Pads – Extended, Sizzix Accessory – Standard Magnetic Cutting Platform for wafer-thin dies, Sizzix Accessory – Solo Platform/Shim

Lawn Fawn Let’s Polka, Mon Amie Vanilla Polka 12″ x 12″, Let’s Polka, Mon Amie Petite Paper Pack 6″ x 6″, Birthday Tags Stamp Set, So Much To Say Stamp Set, Milo’s ABCs Stamp Set, Interlocking Backdrops Stamp Set, Year Three Stamp Set, Black Licorice Ink Pad, Wild Rose Ink Pad

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® (3D Foam Squares – White, Regular, E-Z® Dots Permanent Refillable)

Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Art GRIP®Color Pencils (109, 119, 176, 162)

Other (Recollections Gold Cardstock, Scissors, Clear Overlay)


Sizzix Back-to-School Gifts!


Hello Everyone!!!

My kids are BACK to school & here’s the teacher gifts I created for them! You can see a full tutorial on the Sizzix Blog & there’s a BONUS mini-card tutorial :) I used the Owl,Bag Scoreboards XL Die designed by Lori Whitlock & the clipboard,card Thinlits dies for the little card! The papers are from Lawn Fawn’s Sweater Weather Collection!




Another NEW Video Tutorial: Garden Gift & Favor!

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I have a Video Tutorial creating this Sizzix 3-D Watering Can using my favorite Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L HERE! I hope you’ll check it out!

I’ve been busy around here creating MANY Video Tutorials to bring to you guys! Just the other day, a ton of footage disappeared from my iMovie files after the program crashed :( I guess it’s time to buy Time Machine!!!! LOL!

Have a fabulous weekend,



Design Memory Craft & Ice Resin!

DMCIceResinTiff-1New Orleans, LA…NOLA

New Orleans is color, food, music, people, heart, & soul.

Hello Blogosphere! Welcome to the Ice Resin Faber-Castell Week! I am so excited to share details about my NOLA Pendant. NOLA stands for New Orleans, LA which is where I call home! It was my first time using Ice Resin & Iced Enamels…totally fell in love.


1. Trace the heart-shaped bezel on a book page, cut it out, and save the negative (top portion) to color.

2.Draw a New Orleans Skyline with a black PITT Pen (S) on a book page. Color the sky with Art Grip Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils (107, 136, 166) and blend it with a wet brush. Heat Set. These watercolors are permanent once they’re dry :)

3. Adhere Skyline to Bezel with Gel Medium.

4. Apply Iced Enamels Medium to the bottom portion of the Heart-shaped Bezel using a paintbrush, making sure to avoid adding the Medium to the Skyline. Pour Iced Enamels Relique. Shake excess. Heat Set. 

5. Add more Iced Enamels Medium on top using a paint brush, pour Iced Enamels Relique (German Silver), shake excess, and heat set. Repeat until you achieve desired results! I layered mine 4 times.

6. Add charms, embellishments, and letters to create a scene in your Heart-shaped Bezel.

7. Mix the Iced Enamels Resin Syringe per the instructions (I used half of the amount in the syringe & mixed it for a minute). Pour into Bezel. The air bubbles will release with time & warmth. 

8. Allow project to dry for 6 hours. Allow to cure for 3 days. 

I hope you enjoyed my project! Sorry for the lengthy instructions, but this stuff is SOOO cool! There are a TON of videos and tutorials out there (thank you web)!

Here is the Blog Hop:

Monday May 12
ICE Resin: Kathy Cano Murillo
Faber Castell: Jill Foster

Tuesday May 13
ICE Resin: Jennifer Priest
Faber Castell: Jen Matott

Wednesday May 14
ICE Resin: Tatiana Allen
Faber Castell: Rita Barakat

Thursday May 15
ICE Resin: Jamie Dougherty
Faber Castell: Tiffany Johnson

Friday May 16
ICE Resin: Jen Cushman…-faber-castell/
ICE Resin: John Creighton Petersen
Faber Castell: Mou Saha

Giveaway details:


The blog hop projects will end on Friday but you have until midnight Eastern time on Sunday, May 18 to post a comment. Winners will be announced Monday, May 19. Two winners will win a Designing with Gelatos kit OR a prize pack from Ice Resin (a Resin Plunger, a Bezel, Medium and a Relique).

I hope you’re able to take the time to hop around! There are some SERIOUSLY inspirational projects out there! I can’t wait to purchase MORE!

Happy Hopping,


Materials: Iced Enamels (Large Heart Bezel, Medium, Resin Syringe, Relique German Silver, Essentials Brushes, Royal Crown Spoon Charm by Rue Romantique), Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft (Gel Medium, Art Grip Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils, Black PITT Pen-S), Blue Moon Beads Story Locket Charms, Jolee’s Boutique Fleur Di Lis Embellishment, Bead Landing Found Object Gears, Tim Holtz Alterations Alphabets, book page


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