Saturday, April 30, 2011

Baby Shower Onesie Mini Album

Hi fellow bloggers, 

I've come to you with fabulous news.  I finally finished my first mini album and all it took was 6 months.  lol.  I want to thank my friend Sharon (SMScrapper on Youtube), who helped me along, gave me tips and motivated me to get it finished.  THANKS GIRL!!!!

I will not make this long, but I will say that the cover was remade and the 2nd & 3rd pages were left as they were made originally.  Why?  To remind me of what NOT to do next time.  LOL.  After a while, I got the hang of "pockets" and "secret compartments" and so that's what I did.  You can see more of it in detail in my 3 part video (YES THREE PARTS).  Why 3?  Because the darn thing is 20 pages!!!  Why 20?  Well, you'll just have to watch my video and find out... I have a Very Good Reason!!!

Anyway, let's not make this longer than it needs to be... 


YouTube video part 1 -

Parts 2 & 3 can be seen following the first video.

I welcome any and all tips for future albums. 
Thanks for stopping by.

x0, Damaris

Thursday, April 28, 2011

World's Best Mom Card

Hi, I'm back again today with another card.  Now this one I made today... lol.  I decided to do something out of my "element" and really see if I can make even more "professional" looking cards.

I started out with the idea of wanting to rip paper and roll it back. 

I wanted to use butterflies and light spring colors.  This is what I came up with.

I hope you enjoyed looking at these photos and were inspired.
For a closer "live" look at this card explaining more details, please visit my YouTube channel or click on the link below.

World's Best Mom Card <~~click

Thanks for stopping by.

x0, Damaris

Products Used:

Making Memories - Chloe's Closet designer paper
Recollections - Boutique Fleur Embellishments (flowers, leaves & butterfly)
Punches: Martha Stewart (Small butterfly punch, Oak leaf punch & Scallop border punch)
               EK Success (3 ticket punch)
Ink:  Distress ink (peeled paint, crushed olive & antique linen)
        Versafine ink (onyx black)
Tim Holtz - Memo pins & Sunshine yellow (alcohol ink)
DaisyD's Rub-on - Journaling Accents 
Studio G - Series 30 clear stamps
Craft Essentials - Iridescent sparkle embossing powder
Adhesive - Glossy accents & Tombow Mono Adhesive (removable)
Bling:  Studio 18 (peachy/gold rhinestones) 
          Want 2 Scrap


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Butterfly Card

Hi bloggers,

I made this card about 3 weeks to 1 month ago and misplaced it.  I recently found it and figured I would show it before I gave it away.  At first I thought it would make a great Mother's Day card, but then I really had no room for a sentiment; or rather, a nice enough place to add a sentiment, or even the best font of a sentiment (being that the background is all scripted)... so I will add the sentiment inside and use it as a Thank You, Just Because or Friendship card.  


The white piece behind the ribbon is a doily that I wanted to add, but not be overwhelming.  I think the pearlized distressed purple background is so pretty (might not be seen in the photo) and the butterfly & bling add a pretty feminine touch. 

I hope you enjoyed and are inspired.

x0, Damaris

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

115+ Piece Mini Album Kit Sale - Tattered Time - Tim Holtz Baroque

Hi everyone, 

I put together a 115+ kit and the details are in the following 2 videos and also in my Etsy listing.  All the links will be below.

Only 2 kits available.  Act now!!

Thanks for viewing.

x0, Damaris

Part 1 Video

Part 2 Video

Monday, April 25, 2011

Cropping With Mom (funny)

I didn't think to record mom and I doing the bunny treat bags until we had already started.  Mom was learning a few new things (old to us) and it just seemed funny at the time to document it.  I hope the video captures the humor behind our crop day.

If it pleases you, we can make this a monthly thing and I can record us having fun.  

Thanks for stopping by.

x0, Damaris

P.S.  If you'd like to see the video on Youtube, here is the link:

Friday, April 22, 2011

Use A Number Challenge

Hello friends.

This week's The Paper Variety challenge is to create a project using a number.  I could have done something "birthday" related (which is the purpose of the challenge), but I thought it would be more fun to think outside of the "box". 

This layout does not use an actual number, but spells it out.  Fun and quirky, I think.

I started out with black cardstock which I embossed with butterfly stamps and then built my layout from there.

I used a variety of items from different collections and companies like Sassafras Lass, Little Yellow Bicycle and Heidi Grace, which I felt came together nicely.

A few punched butterflies embellished with bling and faux stitching completes the page and adds a "girly" touch to these somewhat dark colors.

Thanks for stopping by and if you have any questions I will gladly try to answer them as best possible

x0, Damaris

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Three Cards!!

I thought I'd share 3 cards I made this week, that's a HUGE record for me.  I usually make 1 every 2 weeks!!  Hahahaa... I was inspired by being put under pressure to make something for my niece for Easter and then for Mother's Day.  There is a private swap I am involved in, and one of the things on the list is a Mother's Day card.  I don't know if I should make more (for my mother-in-law) or send one of these.  In any case, here they are.

The first was made using DCWV "Old World" 6x4 Mat Stack.  It was simple & fun.  I used 2 different sets of Recollections stickers (banner and chick), added buttons, brads and a sentiment.  The background sheet is stitched and the inside is blank.

The 1st Mother's Day card was inspired by a Hampton Art cling stamp.  I'm not sure if the photo will allow, but if you look closely you might be able to see the stitching I added to the DCWV "Old World" Mat Stack sheet. 

I embossed the stamped background with Versafine ink and colored the butterfly with Stampin Up ink pads and a water color pen.  The sentiment is from Studio G and the flowers are from Colorbok and Recollections.


For the last card, incidentally, I used this butterfly that was supposed to be a tester coloring session with my Bic Markers; (which was stamped 1st for the card above, but the image was grainy and faded so I stamped it over and used the 2nd image for the card above).  I recently purchased a set of 24 markers just to get me used to the idea of coloring images with markers and help me understand the art of blending.  I didn't think I would use the butterfly, but after I was done I loved the colors and how it turned out.  I thought for a split second that maybe I should attempt to look for paper that would match this impossible set of colors and a light bulb turned on immediately.  

The DCWV "Mariposa" stack would be PERFECT for this card.  And as you can see, it was!!  I can't believe how coincidental it was and how it turned out to be a real gem.  For the craft cardstock card I sprayed it with Lindy's Starburst Winter Jasmine Gold to continue with the "gold" theme that the designer paper would have me use.  

The DCWV "Tradewinds" stack was used to set the tone for the sentiment, along with a orangy/copper/gold sheet from the "Mariposa" Mat stack.  I used the Labels 3 Spellbinders Nestabilities Die in various sizes.  The sentiment is from Stampin Up and the green butterflies were punched with a Martha Stewart punch and embellished with Recollections champagne pearls.  The cranberry grossgrain ribbon was added for a speck of colored interest and texture (and because I made a tiny mistake on the cut of the paper, but no one has to know but us, right?? - LOL)

All in all, I think it came out very nice and I thought I'd share it with you.

Thanks for stopping by.

x0, Damaris