Friday, 28 October 2011

Pink Minis for a Cure 2011 Silent Auction

Laura Denison is holding a silent auction to raise money to benefit the Susan G Komen Foundation through the Passionately Pink for a Cure Program.  Bidding will start on October 30th, and will continue through to November 5th.  To view all of the minis up for auction, and to place bids on any of the albums, please go to the pink minis website by clicking on the button on the sidebar of my blog, or by clicking on the following link:

I have donated one album that will be up for auction.  Please go check out the pink mini blog for pictures, or view a complete video by visiting my YouTube channel at:

Thank you to everyone for your support :)

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Think Vintage and Music...

So, you've seen my vintage camera and vintage chuck wagon mini albums...what next?  Well...if you like the vintage style and you like music, you'll love my next project!!!  I don't want to give too much away, but stay tuned and I may just post a few sneak peaks here on my blog :)

Saturday, 15 October 2011

YouTube 750 Subby Giveaway WINNER!!!

Thank you sooooo much to everyone for their comments and interest in my channel and blog.  Due to the incredibly positive response to my giveaway in the last week, I added a second kit to give away.  therefore, there are two names that I drew last night.

The winners are...my3girlz602 AND bearynice2u...congratulations!!!

I hope everyone has a great weekend :)

Saturday, 8 October 2011

YouTube 750 Subby Giveaway!!!

Well, I missed the mark a bit (I actually hit 750 YT subscribers a few days ago), but I don't care - I'm in the mood to give something away :)

So, here's the have up to 3 chances to win:

  1. Leave a comment on this post and become a follower of my blog;
  2. Leave a comment on my "750 Subby Giveaway" YT video and be a subscriber to my channel;
  3. Create a video response to my "750 Subby Giveaway" YT video directing other YouTubers to visit my channel and telling them about the giveaway.
So...what am I giving away, you ask?  I've put together a small kit that includes the following items:

  • 12 - 6x6 MME double-sided papers (Lost & Found - Madison Ave)
  • coordinating cardstock
  • #6 coin envelopes (3-3/8" x 6")
  • a variety of tags in different sizes
  • I Am Roses flowers and leaves
  • ribbon, lace, and fibers
  • metal hardware, charms, brads, and beads
  • bling
  • Sizzix Originals "Frames, Stamp Combo" die
  • your choice of one of my patterns
Here's a couple of pictures of what you'll receive:


To see what I am giving away in more detail, you can click on the following link to view the YouTube video I have posted:

This giveaway is open to anyone...internationals are welcome; however, please understand that shipping costs overseas is extremely expensive, so I will have to ship via surface mail, which can take up to 3 months to reach its destination.  if you don't mind the wait, please feel free to enter :)

This giveaway will be open until 9:00 pm Pacific Standard time (PST) on Friday, Octeber 14th.  Thank you so much for all your support, and good luck to everyone!!

Friday, 7 October 2011

Vintage Western (Chuck Wagon) Mini's here!!!

After a long couple of months, my vintage western-themed mini album is's the reveal, and I'm so thrilled with how this one turned out!!!

Ready for it?'s a mini chuck wagon!  I built the base of the album using medium and light weight chipboard, wooden dowelling, wood grain patterned paper, a little bit of grungepaper, a few brads and jump rings, a couple of Tim Holtz's small configurations boxes, and a whole lot of patience and creativity :)  Features of the base include horse harnesses, a small bench in the front, and a functional cargo box in the back.  The rails on the side help to hold the canopy in place.  Check it out:

So...where's the album?  Inside, of course!  The covers of the mini album form the canopy of the chuck wagon.  Removing the album is simple...all you have to do is lift the canopy.  Check out some of the pages from inside the album:

Here's the best part...due to the popularity of my Vintage Camera Mini Album, I knew this one was going to be a hit...especially because of the lack of western-themed albums out there.  Soooo...I have a pattern available right now for this album!  That's partially why it took me so long to get this album done, but you're all worth it ;)

The pattern is a whopping 96 pages long!  I make my patterns easy to follow with loads of pictures so that you can start building immediately...there is no need for a video tutorial.  The pattern includes instructions for the chuck wagon base, the canopy mini album, and eight different templates for pockets, frames, and picture mats - one for each page of the album.  I also tell you exactly what products work best in each step.

To order a copy of the pattern, just click the "Patterns & Such" tab at the top of this page to find all the details.  If you'd like a closer look at all of the details of this album, keep an eye on my YouTube channel for a video of this mini, which will be posted soon.

Cheers ;)

Monday, 3 October 2011

Pink Mini...Almost Finished?!?!

For those of you who know me, you know that I am an incredibly sloooooow scrapbooker.  For those who don''re gonna have to take my word for it!  I like all my i's dotted and t's crossed - a bit of a perfectionist.  Well, I was on a role this weekend because I've almost finished my pink mini!  Yup - that's right!  I can't believe it myself ;)

I created my mini using No. 6 coin envelopes (3-3/8" x 6").  It has a total of six pages; however, two of them are made using canvas envelopes.  The canvas pages were not my original idea, but I love them!  Check out faythchik777's YouTube videos for instructions on how to make them:

All I have left to complete are the tags, so in my true scattered brain fashion, I'm moving back onto my vintage western mini to get that sucker done and posted for all to enjoy :)  I think the pink mini was all I needed to rejuvenate me :)

Here are some pics of my mini:

Enjoy :)

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Pink Mini Fundraiser

So...I've put my vintage western themed album on the shelf...just for a week or two so that I can work on another project that I think is very important...and I invite everyone out there to join me.

Laura Denison from "Following the Paper Trail" is holding another fundraiser for breast cancer this month.  Anyone can create a mini album to include in a silent auction that will be held near the end of October.  All proceeds will be donated to the Susan G. Komen for a Cure Foundation.

So please...come join me and the many others who will be participating :)  All details can be found by clicking on the following link: