Dec 28, 2011

'Live In Color' Gatefold Double Layout

Hello everyone! Natasha here with a special layout I made as a tribute to my Dusty Attic sisters. There are 17 of us and I had to somehow fit us all onto one layout! So I decided to create a gatefold double layout.
This is the cover (outside) of my layout. It is made from the backside of corrugated board. (You will see the corrugated side on the inside.)

I used fiber paste to create a brick pattern and added color with spray ink.

The chipboard flourish is manufactured by The Dusty Attic. The large flower in the corner was hand-made using the Rose Creations dies by Spellbinders. (A tutorial will be posted shortly!)

The grass border and nameplate are also chipboard elements that were painted and inked. I love the dimension chipboard adds to any project.

This is the inside of my layout. Look at all of those photos! LOL! The papers I used are by Susiebee Studios.

I used numerous punches to create decorative borders throughout the layout. The large blue flower was cut from one of the cute papers.

The house was also cut from the Susiebee Studios papers. I adhered it to my layout using Zapdots for added dimension.

The sections of my layout were joined with hemp cord laced through eyelets.

The title letters were fussy cut and the borders were hand-stitched to help them stand out.

The distressed paper in the background was torn from Donna Salazar's Crafty Chronicle.

Thank you for stopping by today. Wishing you all an incredible New Year!!

Dec 27, 2011

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Dec 26, 2011


I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too big a burden to be bear.

~ Martin Luther King

Dec 21, 2011

'Dreamer' Journal

 Hi everyone!  Natasha here with a journal I created using Donna Salazar's Antiquities Collection.  This is the first journal I have ever created and I had so much fun making it!    

Let me show you all of the yummy products I used!

This flower was created using Donna Salazar's Rose Creations dies.  I will be posting a tutorial soon so keep an eye out!  :o)

I created the holes to bind the book using the Zutter Bind-it-All.  I threaded hemp cord through the holes to bind my journal together.

How awesome is this cluster of sprockets?!  The chipboard Nestaboard Sprightly Sprockets are manufactured by Want2Scrap and they coordinate perfectly with Donna's Sprightly Sprockets Dies.  I then added the Nestabling that also coordinates perfectly!  I layered the sprockets on top of each other using foam squares for added dimension.

The distressed paper around the edges of the corrugated board comes from The Crafty Chronicle.

This gorgeous ornate element is a Design Adhesive by Clearsnap.  You just peel and stick the adhesive and add glitter or embossing powder.  I used Jasmine Mix'd Media Inx embossing powder to create this beautiful texture.

The background is made of Corrugated Board by Zutter.  I added a touch of color using Mix'd Media Inx and embossing powder in the color Chiffon.

The 'dreamer' chippie is manufactured by The Dusty Attic.  I have a huge collection of these fabulous chippies that I store on my Clip It Up Main Base and Upper Tier.  It is the perfect organizational solution for my chippie collection.

I created this effect on the inside of both the front and back cover by adhering torn pieces of The Crafty Chronicle and Antiquities papers.

My journal is divided into three sections and each section has its own pocket to store things.

Each pocket is made from Artistic Papers.  These heavy weight papers are amazing!  They are perfect to use with mediums, inks, paints... anything!  I inked them with Smooch Spritz to create this look.  The pockets were then adhered to corrugated board.

The quotes are cut from The Crafty Chronicle.  This newsletter has so many uses and is one of my favorite products!  I punched a border along the top of the pocket and hand-stitched the edges.

 To add a little more texture, I stamped the corner with embossing ink and applied embossing powder.

The inside journal pages are made from cardstock and the edges were punched with a variety of different border punches.

The back of each pocket divider was altered with white opaque flakes and colored with Smooch Spritz.

The remaining dividers were altered and decorated in the same manner as the first.

The corners of the dividers (and the cover) are embellished with Zutter Rivets.  I used Donna's Creative Page Tabs dies to cut tabs for each section.

Hope you enjoyed my journal!  Wishing you all a beautiful holiday!


Dec 19, 2011



I want to know God’s thoughts;  the rest are details. ~ Albert Einstein

Dec 14, 2011

Simply Amazing Christmas Ornaments!!!

Hey Everyone!

It’s Tina here to share some ideas with you! I am sure everyone is heavy into the Christmas preparations! I know we are here! Don’t you just love this time of year???

Today I wanted to stop by for a minute to share a few homemade Christmas ornaments with you. These are all very simple to make and not very time consuming at all! This time of year we really don’t have a lot of extra time on our hands for crafting! That’s why I decided to take a few minutes here and there to do just that! Create!! Here are a few of the things I have been making!

Glitter Snowflake


This first decoration was created in about 5 minutes! Seriously!! Here is how I made it, step by step…

1. Using Spellbinders ™ S5-059 Ironwork Motifs, I cut and embossed the snowflake shape using my Grand Calibur®. I then sprayed it using Helmar Velum Adhesive and sprinkled it with blue glitter. To seal the glitter, I used Glossy Accents.

2. Next, I cut and embossed one of the smaller motifs from the same Spellbinders set. I sprayed with the Helmar adhesive again and this time sprinkled with a copper glitter. Sealed with Glossy accents. This takes a while to dry, so you can set them aside and come back later! J

3. Adhere these 2 pieces together. Weave a small ribbon thru the larger diecut and tie in a bow. Adhere 2 small blooms and you are FINISHED! Yes! I said FINISHED!! Easy Peasy! And FAST!



You can cut and emboss both of the above mentioned pieces at the same time, spray with adhesive at the same time, and then glitter. This will save time!!

I usually make my own flowers and blooms, but seeing the LARGE amount of them hanging on my Floor Model Clip it Up, I absolutely MADE myself use some! This helps make the project just a little bit quicker too!

To make this ornament a bit more sturdy, cut a thin piece of cereal board using the same die template and adhere the ornament to it! Yes, the dies will cut it and it helps to strengthen your project!

Red and Gold Blossom


This decoration uses more Spellbinders die templates and some embossing powder! Not to mention, more blooms from my Floor Model Clip It Up! I still like my hand made ones better using my Spellbinders die templates, but using some of my HUGE collection helps with time AND makes me feel like I’m using some of my stash! J Here’s the how-to!!

1. Stamp LG flower stamp from Unity’s Blossom Stackers onto cream cardstock using Watermark ink. Sprinkle with bronze embossing powder. Heat using a heat gun to set. Cut and emboss using the matching die template from Spellbinders. (S5-072 Blossom Tags and Accents).

2. Add circle of silver Nestabling from Want2Scrap.

3. Cut/emboss script patterned paper using S4-114 Standard Circles LG. Ink edges and adhere to center of image cut in step one. Add circle of brown Nestabling from Want2Scrap

4. Using the largest leaf stamp, follow the same process that we did in step one. (stamp, emboss, diecut) Adhere to ornament using foam squares.

5. Adhere 2 leaves, one red flower and 2 small light yellow flowers. Add red bow.

6. Using red stickles from Ranger, add small dots of red glitter where desired.

7. Punch hole and tie twine.


Finished! This one takes a little more time, but not much!! It’s still very simple! If you wanted to make it even faster, omit the heat embossing step. It will lose some of its shine, but will still be very pretty!

Here is one more ornament that I created… additional info on this one is found on my blog!


Thanks so much for stopping by! I want to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!! I have ordered myself a Christmas present… 2 of the Trays for my Floor Model!!! YIPPIE! So the next time I share with you, I’ll be sure to show you some photo’s and give you the scoop on how much they hold! I’m SO excited! They are in transit as I type! J

So, until next time, Happy Scrapping!


Dec 12, 2011


The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Dec 9, 2011

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Dec 7, 2011

Memory Box

Hi again! Natasha here with another project to share with you. Do you like to save memorabilia from special events or meaningful moments? I know I do! I have saved all of the ticket stubs from movies that my husband and I have seen together since the day we met. I'm mushy like that LOL. I also have letters that he had written to me as well as other special items that he had given to me. Until today, I had all of these items in a shoe box. Really special, huh? LOL. So I decided to create a memory box that I could use to keep all of these 'memories' in.

I purchased a plain wooden box from my local craft store. I removed the hinges and brushed the entire box with white acrylic paint. I made sure to leave areas of the natural wood peeking out. After the paint dried, I applied my inks and mediums. Once the surface was dry, it was time to embellish!
For the lid of the box, I used Donna Salazar's Antiquities Collection and The Crafty Chronicle. The background is covered with corrugated board that was distressed and painted white. I also used a combination of several Helmar products to create the lid of my memory box: 450 Quick Dry, Zapdots, V2 Vellum Adhesive and Quick-Fix Adhesive Runner.
The inside was also covered with corrugated board and Donna's Artistic Papers inked with Smooch Spritz. I distressed the edges of the paper by tearing them, and I added hand-stitching for texture.
I even decorated the inside of the lid!
This blingy and grungy embellishment is made up of die cuts from the Sprightly Sprockets dies by Spellbinders and coordinating chipboard and bling by Want2Scrap. I layered the sprockets and adhered them using Zapdots to create a dimensional embellishment.
I couldn't forget my eyelets!
Love using a Dymo label maker for simple sentiments.
The large flower is hand-made using Donna Salazar's Rose Creations dies. You can find the tutorial HERE.
All of the beautiful chipboard elements on the lid of the box, including this chicken wire, are manufactured by The Dusty Attic.

Now for my favorite part of my memory box… the outside texture!! I had so much fun with this!
Here is a close-up of the beautiful texture.

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