Friday, December 12, 2008

Card organizer

With all the cards I make I am always looking for a way to organize them. I have seen these cute organizers on several sites and thought I would try my hand at making one.
Here are a list of supplies you will need:
A box approx. size 7x7x6
pattern paper
Letters ( I used the glitter chipboard from Brenda Walton)
Ribbon optional
paint optional
Adhesive ( I used my ATG less mess but you can use modge podge)
Embellishments of your choice
Step 1. cut off or fold down all flaps except the front flap( I found after folding that cutting them off gave a less bulky look)

Step 2. If you decided to fold down your flaps you may want to paint the top rim of your flaps so you will have a more finished look when you add you pattern paper. Skip this if you are going to finish off your box with ribbon like I did.( Remember don't do anything to the front flap yet).
Step 3. You will notice that I have folded down the front of my box. I first cut off the top portion 3 1/2 inches and then folded the bottom portion down 2 inches. Step 4. You are now ready to decorate just measure and cut your pattern paper to fit the sides ,back and front of your box. I added ribbon to all of my top edges for a more decorative and finished look. I also added decorative elements to the sides you can also line the inside for a more polished look.
Step 5. Don't forget your inserts

Friday, December 5, 2008

Cardapoloza 5

Todays card is a more traditional card using basic Christmas colors red & green. Hope you enjoyed looking at my cards this week.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Cardopoloza 4

This is a card that I used the November sketch to do. Sheetloads makes it so easy to crank out a bunch of cards in a hurry.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Cardapoloza #3

Here is the third card of the week. I popped the middle flower to give it more dimension and also did the masking technique like I did for the dog in the basket.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Christmas Cardapoloza 2

Well here is card 2 for the week. I love this little puppy I did a masking technique to put him the basket.

Christmas Cardapoloza (card 1)

Everyday this week I will be featuring a new Christmas card hopefully these will give you inspiration to create your own. Here is todays card.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Let's scrap design team

I was lucky enough to be asked to be the guest designer at . What a great blog to visit for scrapbooking and card making inspiration along with some fun scrap talk. So please drop by to see the other talented ladies great card designs using the same sketch. Oh and while you are there scroll down to see some my other designs that are featured in the member of the month article about me.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Last card for fall

The trees have reached their peak so here is my farewell to fall card. I used a $1 stamp,stampin up bear in leaves,Cuttlebug embossing folder and nestabilities label die cut.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Using clipart in place of stamps

Sometimes you just don't have the perfect stamp for your card. Well why not use clipart or coloring pages both give you a wide variety of choices. They are especially handy when you want to use a famous character. (just remember they cannot be sold because of copywrite laws). When using clipart or coloring pages that you have adapted to the size you need and printed out on your computer be aware of fading ink. The computer ink may fade when you use any type of waterbased coloring method. To solve the problem of fading you may want to emboss the outline of your image. The Saurka embossing pen is great for this just outline your image with the pen and embossing powder and now you have lines that won't fade. The card example above shows a coloring page image that I watercolored . Now go steal your kids coloring books for some fun images.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Fun new paper and giveaway

Check out this pretty new line of paper on and also enter for a chance to win it Good Luck. Ready for More Free Goodies?:

Thursday, October 9, 2008


Here is a look at some items in my Etsy shop

Sunday, October 5, 2008


Go to ImageShack® to Create your own Slideshow These are most of the 100 stamps from the grab bag sorry for the poor stamping.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Welcome Baby

A new baby is always a exciting time here are some invites I made for a friend along with a card for my Chemo buddy who just became grandma to a baby boy.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Sex and the City

These fun little gifts were made for a girls getaway week. The theme was Sex and the City if you like to alter items this is the project for you. The items include a mini altered clipboard, monogram note cards, candle, chocolate, Martini Glass with charm ,sticky note pad and what Sex and the City gift would be complete without a flask of Cosmopolitan along with the recipe. Both the clipboard and the lunch box have quotes taken from Sex and the City.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Well I am not a big fan of digi but makes it easy and fun to create a fast and easy layout. I won't be giving up my paper materials and goodies anytime soon but this is a fun change. checkout my digi layout


Hi welcome to my blog.

I will basically just be sharing some of my craft projects and I would love to hear from you and any comments you have. Expect to see more pictures than journaling I hate typing and spelling. Drop back by again soon to see some cards and layouts. Alicia