Friday, September 24, 2010

Junkin Queen - Burlap Project

What did I do today? A project for a friend of a friend that has recently lost her husband. She is a super lady who is what I would consider a "Junk Queen." She is a flea market pro and always seems to take someone else's trash and turn it into treasure.
So when I found a graphic on Etsy that said "Junkin Queen," I knew I had to buy it and make something for Linda.
Im participating in Today's Creative Blog's, Get Your Craft On. Follow the link to see all the other cool projects that have been posted by crafters.

Here's my finished project:

I used the Avery iron-on transfer paper that you can use in your inkjet printer. In my experience, that is the one that I have found works the best. Just remember if you do a project like this, you have to print your image out backwards - not so important if your not doing words, but very important if you are. Most programs have a option where you can "flip image horizontally" - mine was at the actual print screen.
Anyway- I printed out the image and ironed it on some burlap fabric. Then, I bought an inexpensive frame at Michael's and ta-da!
I had to move it inside to get a better picture and just see what it would look like inside...
Hmmm, this looks pretty good on my entry table. Maybe I will have to make one for myself.
Yippie - the weekend is here again!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Lovin' Leftovers

I have been working really hard to use all of the scraps that are leftover from other projects. I had a few odds and ends from The Girls' Paperie line and so I created two different versions of a birthday card.

Another busy day is on tap for the Tea Room. Hope you are enjoying your week.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

TV Talk and a Card

I can't wait for tonight's season premier of Glee. I have missed my weekly dose of Matthew Morrison (and the other members of the cast aren't bad either.)
I don't normally tune in to Dancing With the Stars, but I had the DVR set so that I can fast forward through the parts I wanted to skip. I have to say, for 76, that Florence Henderson can move. But, the highlight of the night was not Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, but the segment featuring Jennifer Grey. That girl is in shape and I think she's the front runner.
Another Thinking of You greeting - I used October Afternoon papers and cut out the middle shape with a nestie.

Working at the Tea Room today. We're supposed to have 80 for lunch! It's going to be a busy day. See you tomorrow.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Happy Birthday with Ella Blue

I am really loving the Ella Blue paper collection by GCD Studios. You can view the whole collection here. I picked up an 8 x 8 paper pad last week, which is the perfect size for making cards. And, I also like the way the print becomes smaller - great for a smaller creative space. I used a few embellies from K & Co and used a nestie to cut out my space for the sentiment. Both inside and outside sentiments are from PaperTrey Ink. The seam binding I got from Etsy.

Off to do some creating - a great start to the week.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

A "Mod"est Thanks

I love the look of greetings that are fancy and sparkly and all sorts of pretty. But, there are times when a clean, mod look is so refreshing.
For this card, I broke out my Cricut. I don't use it daily, but when I need it, it's a great tool to have. Instead of using the actual letters (I used the Street Sign cartridge), I put the negative, or the space that was left after the letters were cut out, to use. This is a great little tip - just remember to keep the insides of your letters - in this card, I had to keep track of the middle of the "a". It's also great because then you can use the actual letters on another card.
The paper is by Studio Calico. I used two different size circle punches to dress up the front of my card and added some stitching. I love using my sewing machine on my cards.
I also used one of the circles to dress up the inside.

I have to get busy on a wedding card - we are going to one tonight!
Have a great evening.

Friday, September 17, 2010


Thank goodness it's Friday! Actually, with this wacky work schedule, I didn't know what day it was!
Hope you have something fun planned for the weekend.
We went to a retirement party a couple of weeks ago - Here's the card I made for that:

Enjoy your day!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Mums The Word

I went to the local plant nursery and got some mums today. I brought them home and immediately planted them - task completed. I have to admit, I love checking things off my mental to-do list.
For example - post more Halloween cards on my blog. Check!

Have a nice night!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Thinking of You and More Halloween Cards

Hi everyone - I'm thinking of you...
and I hope you are all having a great Sunday. For this greeting, I used some of Echo Park's A Walk In The Park paper line and stamped my sentiment on a Jillibean Soup journaling sprout.
And, here is another Halloween greeting.

The weather is great here today. And, I am looking forward to the start of the Chicago football season - GO BEARS!
See you tomorrow!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Something Old, Something New

If you are a frequent visitor, you may have noticed a little change. I've switched my blog over to the official address of "The Scrapping Place." I will be posting the same things (something old), just a new name (something new). So, if you'd like to bookmark the new address, it's
And, if you're making the jump, I'd like to thank you! I'm doing this mostly because I have started doing some local craft events, and I want to get a personalized stamp made for the items I'm going to be selling.
Enough businessy talk...
Finally done with my Halloween greetings. Many more to post!

Happy Wednesday!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Ghoulish Greetings

Creating like crazy over here! I'm using all sorts of new goodies including seam bindings and baker's twine and really cool little halloween embellies.

Have a great Wednesday!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Flea Market Finds

We had a great time at the flea market, and I scored some great stuff! I got a really cool dress form to display my jewelry, hats and pins. I got an old typewriter for $5! I also picked up some old metal display boxes and some bottles that will be perfect for halloween decor projects.
Here is another card for the fall fest. I used a nestie to cut the background for my sentiment and the kraft paper is jillibean soup.

Hope you all had a great Labor Day.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Playing Catch-Up

It's hard to believe my last post was almost 2 weeks ago! So today, I am playing catch-up. I have been creating...and I have a bit of a handicap today as I got into a fight with my cutter-bee scissors and my middle finger lost...don't ask.
Anyway, I have been making lots of goodies for the Fall Fest at Emerson Creek Pottery and my booth is on it's way to being spooktacular! Of course, I am making some everyday things too. Here's one of the cards that I mass produced for the event.

I am loving the PaperTrey Ink stamps on this card. I stamped the clouds and then the kite in black and colored it in with pencil. The papers are from a variety of vendors including October Afternoon, The Girls' Paperie, and GCD Studios.

And, in order to get my creative juices flowing and display ideas for my booth, I indulged a little and picked up this:
The women in this magazine have Ah-mazing spaces to create in. And frankly, it boggles my mind how organized they are because the magazine was in the middle of this:
In the spirit of Halloween, I think "EEK!!!" is appropriate. What is all that stuff? I will tell you. Believe it or not, there is a method to the madness!
Fabric coordinated and ready to be made into something really cool.
Fabulous seam binding that I got on Etsy from Prairie Bird Boutique and Bluebird Lane, ready to be attached to cards and other fun stuff.
More fabric samples...
Trust me...they will eventually look like this:
So, I decided to clean up my act. Which was a bummer because I was so ready to create. But, I couldn't find anything! So, I spent the next couple of hours...

Ah - much better. When your craft room is in the basement, and there are many a door and window, you get many uninvited guests. Also in the spirit of all things creepy and crawly, just ONE of the many I found:
He wasn't really that big, but that doesn't mean I like him any more. Yuck! But I hate to kill them because I think they do a lot of good. So, I released this guy and added "Spray around doors and windows with Spider repellent" to the Honey-Do list.
Ok - enough babble. Here's just a few of the Halloween greetings I've been working on for the Fall Fest.
The papers and embellishments on this one are mostly K & Company and I picked them up recently at Michael's.

(This one's for you Donna!)

And the papers here are from the Martha Stewart halloween stack that you can also find at Michael's.

Have a nice weekend. I'm off to the Flea Market today!