Sunday, May 31, 2015


Congratulations to the Winner of the Gina's Designs Birthday blog hop!

Barbara MacAskill won the Beach Shape Set that I am giving away here on my blog. 


Please follow the steps below to claim your prize!

The Grand Prize winner has been announced over on the Gina's DesignsBlog which you can find HERE.

1) Please email Gina at
2) Place "Birthday Blog Hop Winner" in your email Subject line
3) Please state what blog you won on and the shape set you won
4) Please provide your mailing address

*****If we don't receive your email by Friday June 5th at 5pm CST a NEW Winner will be chosen****

Thanks to everyone who hopped along with us, and stay tuned for more from Gina's Designs Lasercuts!


The Girls.

Hello!  Today, I come with a mini layout.

Since I prefer to work in miniature, I always find it's easier for me to fill up a layout when I downsize.  This layout is 8 by 8 inches and features the vintage camper from the Sweet Summer Shape Set.

I LOVE the vintage camper and I knew from the moment I layed eyes on it, that it would make its way onto one of the layouts from one of my yearly NSD Scrapbooking retreats with My Girls!

 I began by paper piecing the camper with cardstock.  A bit of Copic marker shading gives some dimension to the piece.  I then added my metallic stripes and a bit of embossing powder to really highlight the antenna and hitch.

Here, you can see a bit of the metallic shine!

 It's not quite as girly as my real life camper would be (PINK with silver racing stripes!), but it totally gets the point across.  I don't really camp, and my idea of camping is a resort with a fully working bathroom!

Thanks for joining me today and I'll see you next time!!

Gina's Designs supplies used:

Other supplies used:
watercolor paper
black cardstock
watercolor paint in yellow and grey
Simple Stories Summer Fresh 6 inch paper pad
WOW! Platinum Metallic Sparkle embossing powder
Viva Las VegaStamps! Postal Background stamp
sewing machine
miniature alphabet stickers


Thursday, May 28, 2015



Today, I'm over on the Viva Las VegaStamps! blog with a fun tutorial to create a lovely, textured background.  If you want the details, hop on over and CHECK IT OUT!

Thanks for stopping by today!!


Thursday, May 21, 2015

Gina's Designs Birthday Blog Hop!

Welcome to Gina’s Designs 3rd Birthday Blog Hop!

The Birthday Blog Hop will run from today, May 22, until May 29 at 8pm CST.  You should have just come from Melissa's Blog.  If you didn't, don't worry!  Just pop over to Gina's Designs Birthday Blog Hop post and follow all the blogs in order.

We are having two great giveaways associated with this blog hop.
The first one is the Birthday Prize Giveaway!

The Birthday Prize package includes:
To be entered into the Birthday Prize giveaway, you need to:

1. Stop at all 15 designers’ blogs for a secret word.
2. After you collect all of the 15 words, create a sentence.   
3. Email your answer for a chance to win the
 Birthday Prize!

 This is why you will want to make sure you stop at each blog. That prize package is fantastic! 

Now the second giveaway will be done on EACH of the designers blogs. The shape set I am giving away is the Beach Shape Set.

How fun is this set?  So perfect for all things Summer and absolutely makes me wanna run off to the beach.  I think these pieces are perfect painted, distressed and covered with a coat of glossy clear embossing powder.

To be entered into my blog's giveaway, you need to:

1.  Subscribe to my blog. 
2.  Leave a comment on this blog post.

THAT’S IT! So easy!

So many great ways to win some fabulous chipboard pieces! My word for the Birthday Prize giveaway is TO.

The next blog you will want to visit is Shanna's Blog.
If you get lost along the way, here is a list of all the blogs you need to visit to collect your word.
Mary - The Craft Hoarder

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  GOOD LUCK!!


Sunday, May 10, 2015

Sweet Baby Girl.

Hello and Happy Mother's Day!

I hope you're having a lovely one.  Today, I have a shadowbox to share with you that I've created for my sweet Baby Girl.

 I began by covering the front of the 7 x 7 Themed Shadowbox Baby Girl with paperclay.  Before it was dry, I stamped into it here and there with a star stamp and let the whole thing dry.

 After it was dry, I covered the whole thing with a coat of white paint and a coat of Mod Podge to seal it in. I then applied a coat of black paint which I wiped off with a wet rag to give the recesses a bit of a distressed look.  Some inking with brown ink furthered the distress.

 Some paper piecing along the clothes line...

...and some crackle on the "B" were perfect embellishments!  It's sort of a monogram, as our last name starts with "B".  I've also added in some ribbon, lace and a few pearls and mother-of-pearl buttons embedded into a layer of beeswax.  The shimmer on the beeswax is a dusting of Perfect Pearls.  LOVE!

Thanks so much for joining me today!

Gina's Designs supplies used:

Other supplies used:
Creative Paperclay
white paint
Aleene's Tacky Glue
Mod Podge
hot glue
black paint
Distress Ink in Tea Dye
Maggie Holmes 6 x 6 paper pad
May Arts lace and 1/4 inch silk ribbon
mother-of-pearl buttons
glass pearls
Perfect Pearls in Perfect Pearl


Sunday, May 3, 2015

Owl Be There For You!

Hello!  Today, I've got another post for Gina's Designs and a fun way to cover your chip.

 One of my favorite ways to use chipboard die-cuts is to recreate the look of an applique in a quick and easy way!  This owl from the Owl Micro Mini Album is the perfect size for the front of this journal I've created.  I've simply covered the chipboard pieces with a thin layer of tacky glue, applied my fabric and trimmed each piece out before layering them together to create my faux applique!

 Here's a peek at the little guy all close-up and personal.  I love him and he brings this simple journal cover to life!

Thanks so much for joining me today and I'll see ya next time!

Gina's Designs supplies used:

Other supplies used:
chipboard cut to size for the covers
denim fabric
tacky glue
coil binding system and 3/4 inch coil
white cardstock
buttons and thread