Friday, September 30, 2011

Haunted House with mini album

Check out the haunted house I created with a little mini album inside. I had so much fun creating this haunted house. I created it for Nancy at GoinCriCrazy on YT. She is my partner in a Halloween Mini Album swap hosted by Dawn-Marie (sunnigirl30). I was so excited to be partnered up with Nancy as I think she does amazing work and we are fellow Tim Holtz lovers (well who isn't?).

Check out the video by clicking here, below is a list of products and pictures.

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Products used:
Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint; Weathered Wood
Tim Holtz Distress Inks; Black Soot, Spiced Marmalade, Frayed Burlap
FolkArt Metallic Sequin Black Acrylic Paint
Fancy Pants October 31 paper line and embellishments
Old skool Jolie's Boutique Halloween embellishments
Maya Road chipboard cat
Some halloween decorations bought from the 99cents store, spiders and black ghosts

House in it's original state
House in the second stage, painted black
Front of the house 
Right side of the house 
Back of house
Left side of house
Top of the house comes off 
Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint, Weathered Wood 
Cover of mini album  

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Altered Frame - "Friends"

Hello Everyone - coming at you with one of three projects I started and completed at the scrapbook retreat I went to in Palm Springs.

Here is a altered frame, check out the the video explaining all that I did to the frame by clicking here.

I am really pleased how this turned out and extremely happy that I have a keepsake with a picture in it from the weekend! Below are pictures and a list of products I used.

Quote & girl images are stamps by Close to My Heart
KARLAS001 Gold Flat Back Pearl Trim
KARLAS001 Beige Pearl Sprays
Rina Ballerina Flower
Metallic Gold and Champagne FolkArt paint

Rina Ballerina Flower
Quote was stamped using a glue pad and gold glitter
Images of girls was stamped using StazOn black

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

News and Updates

Hi Everyone - It's only Tuesday and I'm exhausted! This past weekend I went to a scrapbook retreat in Palm Springs! It was sooooo much fun despite the fact I had help clean up a mess at work while in Palm Springs! I got several projects done and had soooo much fun! The retreat was booked through PS Let's Scrap (PS stands for Palm Springs). There was 10 of us crazies scrapping away in a beautiful house with a beautiful backyard! Click here to see the video posted to my YT channel. The cost was $475 it included three meals on Friday, Saturday AND Sunday. There were deserts and snacks galore! I'll post the projects I did there in the next few days, I have to video them and get them posted to YT. Below are some pictures of the place we stayed at. We had a house with 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms.

So I have some exciting news...I am an official Design Team member for my LSS Remember When and for KARLAS001! I'm so excited and honored that these two crafty/scrappy stores want me to be on their design teams! I'll have to beef up my creativeness because I am certainly amongst some talented women on both teams! Look for projects created for both stores!

I have the next three days off from work...5 day weekend, WOOHOO! I need to get focused and finish up the remaining September projects and move on to is going to get busy with lots of posts!

Thanks for reading and I'll be posting at you soon! <3 TVG

Thursday, September 22, 2011

September YouTube Layout Hop

Hi Everyone - It's time to get hopping!

Hosts: Nancy (scrapping601), Zoe (AF0093 and Limor (Limor1278) 

When: NOW! (Thursday, September 22nd)

Theme: Scraps - use scraps to create a 12x12 layout

September Sponsors:
Celeste Lombas etsy -
Tiara Jones etsy -

*Giveaway rules: You must comment on each of the videos to be eligible for a chance to win prizes!

September Line Up:

Thanks for playing with us! <3TVG

Here are stills of my layout:

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Printery Gift Box

Hey Everyone! I am three days away from going on a scrappy retreat in Palm Springs! 3 full days of crafting with 9 other awesome ladies! I can't wait, I have so many projects I need to start and finish! Other exciting news is that I am now on my LSS Remember When's design team! I am super excited about and can't wait to share with you all the assignments I get! Until then check out the latest project I worked on...

I created a gift box using the Sizzix ScoreBoards XL Die - Bag, CaddyPrima's Printery paper stack, Prima's Gold Tassle Trim, rose trim (which I say Maya Road on my video but that's not right) and mini black flower pearl trim - white mulberry flowers which I stained with Tim Holtz distress stain, Antique Lenin - black pearl sprays from KARLAS001. I used three different Tim Holtz distress crackle paints; Peeled Paint, Walnut Stain and Rock Candy. And finally I distressed the paper with Tim Holtz distress ink, black soot.

The gift boxes are for the girls I'm going to the scrappy retreat with, I filled them with KARLAS001 goodies! Check out the below pictures and my video by clicking here.