Tuesday, June 29, 2010

How to make a chipboard album - Part III

hi everybody,

I hope you are having a fun summer. :)

Above a sneak peek of the Custom album I am making for Bikas. As promised here is Part III of how to make a chipboard album. Check out the video below. If you haven't seen part I and part II make sure you check them out to see how we got here. :)

Feel free to email me questions or if you are interested in a custom album for yourself or a loved one. We can do any word you like or any style or color schemes. Be sure to check out my other blog to see all my treasured creations.

In this part III of this video tutorial, I am showing you the whole album completely covered with the papers. Be sure to follow me or sign up for my updates on my Youtube channel or here to see the next episodes of how to embellish and finish up the album.

I hope you enjoyed the video. Thanks for stopping by,


Thursday, June 24, 2010

Thrifty Thursday: How to clean your clear stamping blocks.

Thrifty Thursday happens almost every Thursday and it's my way to contribute with some tips and techniques that will not bankrupt your pocket book. So be sure to follow my blog so you can see when I post a new money saver tip. Now on, for today's tip...

I was recently playing with my newest Prima and Technique Tuesday stamps and found that my acrylic blocks were just too dirty that I couldn't see through them. I know, that sounds awful! But sometimes I have to decide if I am going to clean and organize or scrap and create something!

Anyway, I had read somewhere that you could use a Magic Eraser to clean them. I didn't believe it until I tried it.

Here are the before photos:

Here are the after photos:

My observations:

you don't need a lot of elbow grease. Gently rub the sponge and it will erase all the permanent ink you might have on your acrylic blocks. I use a lot of Black Staz On ink and you can't get that off with just water and soap, but Magic Eraser will do it. If you rub the sponge to hard it will erase the grid lines of your block, so go easy on them!

Let me know how you like you newly cleaned blocks. :)


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Mini Kit from The Little Shabby Box

As my first assignment for the Little Shabby Box, I got to work with their mini kit and it is superb. It's mini but it's full of goodies: yummy Jenni Bowlin papers, glittered butterflies, chipboard stars, ribbons, even a handmade embellishment.

I was able to make 4 cards and there's still a lot of stuff left to make many more. Here are some sneak peeks...

Be sure to check their blog for the full view of these cards and their shop for the kit.

Be blessed,


Saturday, June 19, 2010

Happy Father's Day!

Below a batch of cards I sent to Operation Write Home.

I hope they made a Father's Day!!

hug your daddy today. :)


Thursday, June 10, 2010

How to make a chipboard album - part II

Hi y'all.

Here is part II of the chipboard album tutorial. I just finished covering Bikas album - my newest custom order. If you would like to find out how I did it so that it looks like the photo above, take a look at my video below.

I have a few other video tutorials posted so please do check these out too.

In part III of the series I will share all the pages of the album and more details. Be sure to follow my blog so you won't miss a thing.

Now, for the video making pros out there I would love if you could share some positive criticism on my videos. I feel my videos are getting better, but I want to improve even more. So do share your knowledge, or leave me some love. :) thanks a bunch.

have a great weekend :)


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

How to make a chipboard album - Part I

hi everyone,

As you know I am working on a new custom album and I will be sharing some of the techniques I use to make my albums. If you are new to my blog be sure to stop by CreatingTreasures and see my albums. HERE is a link to all my ALTERED Albums posts.

The album I am creating is made of MDF but the techniques used are the same as if for a Chipboard album.

Enjoy the video below and be sure to check out my other videos on my YOuTUbe channel. I will be posting Part II on this album next week, so be sure to follow me or subscribe so you won't miss anything.

Got questions? Leave me a comment. :)

Be blessed,