Category Archives: Gifts

Disney Scrapbook Cover

Disney Scrapbook CoverCheck out this Disney scrapbook cover.  This diamond fold book is supposed to hold CDs for my husband….if I ever actually burn them for him!  In the meantime the cover looks really awesome.  I used a Minnie font with the pazzle to create this cool looking title.  I love having that option, but using the pazzle and cricut make pages take even longer…but the payoff’s worth it!!!


Altered Mailbox – Valentine’s Day

This altered mailbox is perfect for stuffing Valentine’s in, giving Valentine’s, giving cookies, using for a bridal shower, or wedding. I loved making it and it was just so much fun.

I’m happy to announce that it is also for sale in my shop — — if you would like to purchase or request a custom mailbox. Enjoy!

Altered Valentine's Mailbox from the side

Altered Valentine's Mailbox from the side

Altered Mailbox Details

Altered Mailbox Details

Altered Mailbox

Altered Mailbox

Altered Mailbox Back

Altered Mailbox Back

These boxes are great.  At 5×7 size these boxes can be covered using just a few pieces of paper.  Utilize pop dots when you create yours to give depth and dimension to your own altered mailbox!

Mini Clear Album Mania!

What a great weekend…it snowed all day on Saturday so we took a “snow day” and spent the day inside just watching TV!

Tonight, however, the crafties were IN and my regular Sunday night scrap time resulted in this cute little clear mini album. 

Some history…my husband brought home 3 clear CD separators, like you would get in a case of CDs.  His secretary gave them to him and said, “Here, I know that something can be made with these, but I just don’t know what.  I know that your wife can come up with something.”

I know how much she loves her grandkids so I made this for her!


The only trick for these albums is to be sure that you cover up any adhesive that shows on the other side.

More Christmas Tags!

Can it be the 4th already? December is such a tough month because there are so many wonderful things to make with new ideas on the cover of EVERY magazine!

I try to get focused on just a few things…or one thing…to save myself from scrappy stress disorder* (If you suffer from the same illness I do, DO NOT, I REPEAT, DO NOT, browse Martha Stewart’s website for her latest homemade ornament ideas!)

Instead you should get your Martha fix by making something like this:

Christmas Tag 2\

Supplies needed: Die Cuts with a View Holiday Stack (buy the whole thing and use it to make fantastic tags!), acrylic block for clear stamps, Martha Stewart stamps, red, green, & brown ink pads, black pen, adhesive.

The stamps are part of her collection at Michael’s and I absolutely LOVE what you can do with them.  Included in this collection are also gingerbread houses (too cute!) and gingerbread men!!!  These make awesome tags for homemade baked goods.

A whole set of these also makes a nice hostess gift.  I got a sweet note from my aunt last year when I gave everyone tags before the holidays.  I have like 15 aunts, okay…so I needed something I could make a lot of fast and cheaply!

*not a serious condition, no known cure, common in crafters. Hoarding of craft supplies, fingers covered in ink, and glitter in the hair are common symptoms.

Twelve Days of Tags – Day 2

I LOVE this tag so much that I made 15 of them, but I colored the hats and scarves differently each time.  For this tag you need: paper, tag template (or die cut), snowman stamp (michael’s for $1), ink, and gel pens in your favorite colors.  I inked the edges of these tags as well.  Add a ribbon or stamp a “to/from” to finish them.  These handmade paper tags will delight your gift recipients.  Make a bunch to give as a hostess gift in a festive tin or decorate box.


Disney Castle Scrapbook Page

This simple page was easy and quick to make.  It was also a great addition to a Honeymoon album my friends and I put together as a wedding gift.

Let’s face it…who has time to make their own Honeymoon Scrapbook?  It certainly takes a back seat to children, work, and maintaining the home!!!  Most people I know would love to just get their photos of their kids in an album.  We decided to make it easy on this bride by creating some pre-made pages for her.  Together then three of us were to complete 12 two-page spreads, making it easy to get those photos right into an album.


This page only needed 5 sheets of paper: 2 blue for the background, 1 blue for the bottom border, 1 blue (could also be scrap paper) for the diamond border on the bottom, 1 white.

Additional items: adhesive, diamond die cut (I used sizzix, but you could always make your own template), decorative scissor, yellow ink, and castle embellishment.

I put the castle on a white square and inked it with yellow.  The white vertical squares are 4 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches to accommodate pictures.  The White diamond on the right hand side is for journaling and was adhered behind the page, but not on top to leave room to add a photo.  The bottom blue stripes were four inches.

Easy to make, fun to enjoy!