Monday, September 29, 2008

More Tri-fold Mini Albums

These are some tri-fold albums I worked on over the weekend. Again, they come with their own envelopes so they make great cards or gifts. They are available on my website for just $4 each.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I'm on TV- QVC!

My layouts were on TV today for everyone to see. Tina Lewis used them to demonstrate how her Memories Direct products can be used. If you missed it, here's a little snippet:

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Friends tri-fold mini 6x6 album

This is a really cute album that can be kept or given to a special friend. It comes with an envelope that makes it easy to give. I am selling them for $4 each on my website:
They fold out so they can stand alone or collapse into a regular scrapbook. This one has a hidden place for pictures or journaling under the "lift" tag and little tags that pull out to list the things you love about your friend.

Ooops! This one is sold, but there are still more for sale on my website.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Hope tri-fold 6x6 mini album

This is a tri-fold mini album I just made. It was designed by Creating Keepsakes, but I added my own touches with photo corners, flourish stamps and embossing the paper. There are three pull-out tags. It also comes with an envelope that makes it easy to give or mail. You can purchase it for just $4 on my website:

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Customer Layouts

Here are some layouts I just finished for a customer. I hope she enjoys them!

Monday, September 15, 2008

More Memories Direct

Here's some more of the layouts I've made for Memories Direct. Be sure to watch Tina Lewis on QVC between 12-1pm EST to see the layouts on the air. For more information about the products, please visit

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Memories Direct acrylic stamps

The second product that I'm working with are acrylic stamps. They come with an acrylic block and a nice selection of inks, so all the basic colors are covered. On the first layout, I used the word stamps to make a border near the bottom and decorated the monogram.

I also used a stamp for the title under the focal picture. Notice the little doodad symbols on either side of "An Enchanted Evening"- those stamps are in the kit, too! Then I even stamped on the pictures with white ink.

On the second layout, I used some of the speaking bubbles that came with the kit along with some phrases. I thought that gave it a fun, playful look.

I also used the stamps on the orange border, and for the little phrases matted in green. There are a lot of words to choose from. Finally, I stamped "Boo" in white to give a ghostly feel.

Monday, September 8, 2008

I'm on TV- QVC!

I just got in these new products from Memories Direct. They will be featured on their show on QVC on September 23rd. My job is to show how they can be used in different ways. The first product is paper lace. This is just like it sounds, lace made out of paper. It is intricetly cut and is self-adhesive, so you don't have to worry about how you're going to adhere something so delicate. It can be used in lots of ways. I'm showing it first here on this wedding layout.

The gold strip spells out "Best Wishes". It adds elegance to the pages. Also, around the photo, the white delicate frame is made from two different styles. On the top, you'll notice the wedding bells. I actually made them from strips of paper lace as well.

Can you see the detail and dimension that the lace adds? I also added a couple folds of it on the side of the picture like you might do with ribbon. I didn't take the adhesive off of this one so the loop wouldn't stick together. I added pearls in the middle instead of brads.

It makes a nice detail.

On the second layout, I used the paper lace around the outside border, just tucking it in under the seam. It also highlights the focal picture as a frame.

The strip of pink paper lace on the ribbon along the bottom reads "Happy Birthday". There is also a paper lace strip behind the top picture and to add something special to the tag.

The pack comes with 32 rolls of lace with almost 40" of each style. There are a wide variety of colors and styles. Check back soon to see more!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

New Layouts

I just finished these up for a customer:

I wish the picture was bigger so you could see all the purple jewels added to this one to give it sparkle. The background is done with a silver glitter design. Heart and "party" buttons add a special touch as well as the jewel flowers. The "celebrate" tag on top is glittered chipboard.

This one has the glittered snowflakes as well as metal brads that say, snow, wonderland, and frosty. The top left is a metal clip that reads, "memories". At the bottom there is a little pink journaling area to add the details about the trip.

This layout is full of pop with metal hearts, an acrylic square, a heart brad that reads "sweetie", and a pink chipboard "kiss" circle. The title letters have been painted, inked, and then glazed along with ribbons tied onto the "N". Flowered ribbon runs along the length of the layout. A tiny tag holds the date they first started dating. The "love" square features three tiny heart jewels. With a vellum poem on the tag, there are so many things to look at!

This layout uses fun bright colors. Three metal flower brads adorn the top left corner. The title is done in chipboard for pop. Tiny stickers spell out "life is good" at the bottom.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

New Layouts

I hate to even show these because they will look SO much better with the pictures, but I wanted to give you an idea of what I'm doing. These are two layouts I'm doing for a customer. The first is for her formal, and will look so great with the pictures because her dress matches the purple.

The second is for some ski pictures she has. The coats they are wearing are pink and green, so these colors will match wonderfully. I have a picture of her skiing for the top picture and one of her falling down for the second. When I get the pictures on, I'm going to zing them both up with some more embellishments and make them really special. I don't know if you can tell from the photo, but the snowflakes are chipboard with lots of glitter. Stay tuned for more!

Monday, September 1, 2008


This is something I just did for a customer which I think is a really great idea. She wanted to do a wall of photos of her son with his initials framed in the middle of the other pictures. Won't that look great? I stitched real denim and layered it on white cardstock, blue vellum, and then on textured blue cardstock for the background. What a fun idea!