Monday, June 28, 2010

Some Digital Card Inspiration and Something that can Travel with You


The above class started today and I’m already inspired—see!


I used Crystal Wilkerson’s You Are Awesome Mini Kit.  Clicking the above picture will take you to the exact item at

I get a lot of inspiration by visiting blogs and finding new tutorials.  Recently, I was inspired by this lined zippered make-up bag tutorial by FlossieTeacakes' blog and could not wait to try it.  I’ve done quite a few make-up bags in my little time of sewing, but this one was different—see the covered ends to the zipper—in the tutorial?  Well, I tried the tutorial, but I didn’t get it exactly right—I’m thinking my zipper was not exactly 8-inches, which was recommended in the instructions, so I will try it again.  Below is how mine turned out the first time.  Not too shabby.  Also, I put a spin on it.  I printed one of the papers from the The Queen of Quirk’s Sitting Pretty Paper Pack onto Fabric-Stick and used that for my fancy fabric in the tutorial.  I’d been keeping my eye out for a tutorial that would use that particular print.  Clicking the below picture will take you to the exact item at

TIP:  When using Fabric-Stick, I like to iron fusible fleece on the back as my interfacing—I love how the finished piece feels.  

This little bag will be going places . . . right into my purse and along for the ride. 


Monday, June 21, 2010

Look what ModPodge and Digi Can Do!

We’ve been doing some late spring/early summer cleaning around the house lately and sprucing things up a bit.  It’s really improved my family’s mood and is helping us get ready for the coming Summer season with all of the activities we have planned for the kids’ time off from school.  The reward for me has been updating things here and there using ModPodge and digital products from

We started by updating  the look of Gwen’s activity table in her room. We printed some of the Gingham Paper Pack in Crystal Wilkerson’s Funky Fresh Paper Collection #2, cropping them in different sizes, and then ModPodging them to the table in a random fashion.  Gwen got a kick out of watching me add the papers and helping me do the layout of the pieces.  I wish I had snapped a before-and-after picture, but I was so excited to get started, I completely forgot.  Before, it was just a plain white table, so now it’s much more fitting for the princess that is Gwen—LOL!


After updating for Gwen, we had to do something for Raiden, too.  He was feeling a bit left out.  I found the shelf below at EcoThrift for $1.75—can’t beat that.  We took it home, printed paper from Crystal Wilkerson’s Oh Boy! Papers The ABC’s, and ModPodged them inside the frame of the shelf.  My little boy, Raiden, was thrilled helping me create this shelf custom-made just for him. 


Clicking the above pictures will take you directly to the paper kits we used in the store.   I’ve got a lot more planned for our home, so be on the look out for more home decor posts.  Hope you’re enjoying your summer vacation with your children—we are!

Friday, June 18, 2010

You Are Awesome! Birthday Blog Hop 2010

Welcome to my blog. If you are just joining in on the fun, please start the blog hop from Jessica Sprague’s blog (link removed).

1. Below you will find the game rules and a preview of my quick page available for download (link removed). liv-bloghopflyer-w

2. I created a 12-x-12 PNG quick page using items designed by Splendid Fiins. Just add your own photos and journaling or hybrid elements like I did. Click on the image to download (link removed) my quick page as well as the quote strip you will need to enter the special raffle (see Rule #4 in the flyer). Please post your creations in the gallery at I would love to see what you do with it!

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3. Now--head on over to Miki’s blog (link removed)  for the next goodie.

The blog hop ENDS promptly at 10 PM EST on Sunday, June 20, so be sure to visit all the blogs before then. is still having a store sale with 20% off until Monday June 21, 2010. While you’re there, register for Jessica’s new FREE class, Computer Tricks for Cards.

Thank you so much for hopping by—YOU ARE AWESOME!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Oh Yeah!

Registration is open for Jessica's BRAND NEW, FREE class,Computer Tricks for Cards. Registration will run from today, June 14th, through the first day of class, June 28th.


Hip, Hip, Hooray!  Three days of challenges.  Fellow CT member, Chrissy aka TheScrapGirl, will lead one of the birthday challenges.  Read on for the details.


It's our very first blog hop at  I cannot wait for you all to see what the designers have come up with.  Trust me--you’ll want to participate by collecting this mega collaborative free kit—so fun.