30 September 2010

Pink Paislee in stock

MemoryWorks has their Pink Paislee items in stock. This is one of my favorite (if not my FAVORITE) scrapbooking brand. I love their designs, colors, papers, embellishments, stamps - okay all of it!! Well it is now IN STOCK!!!

Here are a few of my favorites:
Hocus Pocus

Look at these adorable rubons!! LOVE

Oh and the flip notes are a "HAVE TO HAVE!"

Parisian Anthology
This was one of my FAVORITE releases of the summer. Pink Paislee paired up with House of 3 to create this amazing line. Yes, it looks white and blank...but that is the thing - it's a BLANK canvas!! The paper has embossed images. Add Distress Ink, Ranger Mists (or other mists), water color paint, you name it!! Make it match any project!

These stamps are so freaking adorable and the price point is AWESOME!! $7.00 - you can't beat that!

Finally, this roll of tickets. There are 100 tickets! How cool is that?

These are just a FEW of the fantastic products MemoryWorks carries and that we carry in Pink Paislee. Check out my shopping area to view all the products. If you are interested in ordering, contact me or purchase directly from my site!

What is your favorite new line??

29 September 2010

Mooo Stickers

I am very close to running out of business cards for LaceyBug Creations and so a reorder was needed. I did a slight redesign to the cards and ordered my regular sized ones through Next Day Flyers. I'm really excited about the design and having actual business sized cards!

I also needed to order my mini biz cards through Moo.com. There is so fun business items on their site. The mini cards are great and you could actually created a different design for EACH card! I attempted to do that and it was just a lot of work, so I redesigned my first Moo cards, which now match my regular sized business card.

ANWAY! The exciting NEW thing through Moo.com is they have stickers!! Each pack comes with 90 stickers. You could have 90 different designs. I have 10 and will be using them to package my items. For $9.99 I thought this was GREAT! Here are my sticker designs (uploading them to photobucket skewed the colors actually used...but you'll get the idea).
Honestly the colors are not so BRIGHT in the actual stickers created. I'm so excited to see these in person! I'll share them with you when they arrive!

28 September 2010

bad blogger

Life has been... busy. But isn't it always. I haven't really had a chance to create too much lately. I did make a whole bunch of coffee cozy bases (which flowers will be added to shortly). I have probably 15 made in a rainbow of colors.

Here is my most recent batch of cozies... I think all of them are sold except one or 2. Remember though if you love one I can always make it again :)

I made these monkey's (special order) for my boss.
Some flower cozies
So that is just a little I've been working on. I have many many more coming.

I'm also holding a Holiday Card making class on November 6 here in town. Check out my EVENTS tab for information. And if you live in the Twin Cites - check out the Holiday vendor event happening Oct. 30!

21 September 2010

Video - Distress Ink

I know, I know. There are MANY videos out there on Ranger Distress ink. But I thought I'd share with my e-newsletter readers and friends a QUICK tutorial on how to use these wonderful inks in a water color technique.

My friend Sandy is a mom of 4 (almost 5) and has little to no time to sit down and watch tutorial videos that are longer then 5 minutes long! Well after she said that and much thinking, I decided - I'm going to make videos of simple tutorials of products and page elements (embellishments) and show viewers in under 5 minutes!

Now, this is the FIRST video I have ever made and have ever edited. I know there are some spelling errors and some things I will want to change for next time, but I'm proud with how it turned out for my FIRST time. So be nice on me ;)

Alright there you have it! My first ever video.

Project Supplies
Ranger: Distress Ink
Ranger: Ink Blending Tool
Ranger: Non-stick Craft Mat (I think ANY crafter needs one)
Ranger: Mini Misters or Water bottle

Cardstock, tag or any other element you want to try the technique on

20 September 2010

Knitting frenzy

There is something about fall and winter that makes me want to knit knit knit! I am constantly working on something and actually pick it up and want to finish it. Verses the summer where I start something and it gets finished in the fall.

This past weekend I knitted a set of Halloween wash clothes! They are super cute. I gave them to my boss because I know she would totally appreciate and love them.

I will probably make some Winter ones in the near future. I'm also working on some knitted Christmas gifts and more! So much to do so little time.

19 September 2010

Fabric Flower

It's been a busy crafting weekend! I've been working on knitting some Halloween wash clothes (1 to go), scrapbooking projects for MemoryWorks Website Inspiration (October) and finishing up newsletter projects. Not to mention my friend asking to help him with a flyer for fund-raising for his business.

Here is a flower I made for my September e-newsletter (finally sent today). If you are interested in the project or my newsletter, please sign up (right hand side of my blog).


Have a great Sunday! My football team lost :(

16 September 2010

Heartwarming Vintage Feature

Okay as you may already know, I won some stamps and other goodies from the Heartwarming Vintage blog a few weeks ago. I created a few projects (Halloween & Photo Album) and shared them with Sandy over there.

Well my album was featured along her DT's projects today! I feel so honored! Thanks Sandy!!! Oh and you could have a chance to win some of these great products for yourself - just leave a comment today over at the HeartWarming Vintage Blog!

These are the awesome stamps I won.

This is the album featured on their blog!

15 September 2010

Coffee Cozy Winner!

Good morning! Thanks to everyone who participated and commented on yesterday's blog hop! I hope the TeamWorks team and myself inspired you with what you can do with this awesome kit!

Not a MemoryWorks consultant? Check out my website to view the kit and purchase it for yourself!

Okay now to the WINNER of a coffee cozy! Random.org choose

True Random Number Generator

Kathleen said...

I love the autograph book idea. I am always looking for projects other than scrapbook layouts.

September 14, 2010 11:15 PM

Congrats Kathleen. Please email me with your address! And also your color combination you would like (1 base color & 2 colors for the flower).

More inspiration and possibly video tutorial's coming soon!

14 September 2010

MemoryWorks BLOG HOP

WELCOME to the MemoryWorks Blog hop.
The TeamWorks Team and MemoryWorks Home Office is highlighting the NEW Simple Stories Ele.ment.ary Kit! I have had the privilege to play with this kit for over a month now and simple adore it! The papers and extra elements are awesome and work with all school ages as well as non-school related layouts and projects. I adore the EXTRA's that you can purchase with this kit...they are amazing!!

I have recently completed 90% of a School Career album for my cousin Cody (he's a Sophomore in High School this year) using the Simple Stories system. Simple Stories is an easy to use, stress-free system that gets you scrapbooking guilt free and quickly. I completed the album in less then 5 hours (working on it off & on). That is Kindergarten through High School Graduation DONE!

This album is not completed yet, I still have some 12 x 12 pages to complete and of course photos to add. To view more of the album go to my website blog.
And some other projects:
Layout combing the Simple Stories: Ele.ment.ary Kit & Crate Paper: School Spirit
Class Autograph Accordion Album
Simple Stories,elementary

Did you know that there is a prize package from the MemoryWorks Home office?!? Leave a comment on each blog below to increase your odds to win! One comment per blog.

START HERE: MemoryWorks
Go here Next --> Sandy
END HERE: Simple Stories

And just because... I will pick ONE random winner from comments on this blog post to win one of my "Tea Cozy" Coffee Cozies.
Thanks for stopping by today and happy hopping!!

13 September 2010

Halloween Pages

I have OODLES of Halloween supplies. I think I MAY NOT buy any Halloween themed items this year...MAYBE!! It's hard to resist. Halloween is one of my FAVORITE holidays. It is so much fun to dress up and be spooked!

Here are some layouts I made (8" x 8") that I made using some products I bought last year and some products I received from a blog prize this year! I love how they coordinate so well together!

Close up of the Creative Imaginations Foiling
Products Used
My Minds Eye - The Spiders Web paper set (2009)
Creative Imagination Foil kit
We R Memory Keepers - Rubons (2009 Product)
Pink Paislee - Twilight Postcards & Stamps (2009 Product)
Crafty Secrets - Creative Scraps (Halloween Greetings) & Image / journal notes (Halloween)

12 September 2010

Photography Album

I love to dabble in photography. Taking headshots for the FM Ballet company and Gasper's School of Dance and photographing various elements in the world. I made a mini album that will hold some of my photography creations in it. The entire album is home made and uses my FAVORITE scrapbook line at the moment (Crate Paper: Restoration). I also used some stamps from Crafty Secrets that I won! They are AWESOME!

Inside Cover
Inside Journaling page
Back Cover
Products Used
Crate Paper - Restoration 6x6 Paper Pad
Crate Paper - Restoration layered Chipboard elements
Crate Paper - Restoration Border Stickers
Crate Paper - Restoration Phrase Stickers
Crate Paper - Restoration Art Brads
Crate Paper - Restoration Chipboard
Clear Art Stamps - Photo Studio
Tim Holtz - Tattered Flower Die Cut

09 September 2010

Tune in Tuesday 9/14

Next week MemoryWorks is having a blog hop. The TeamWorks members will be posting project inspirations using the NEW simple Stories Ele.ment.ary kit!

Start at the MemoryWorks Blog and continue through the hop. Comment on each of the blogs participating and you will be entered to win a prize! The more blogs you comment on the more odds you have to win! The hop will end at the Simple Stories blog!

I will be sharing some layouts and projects that have not been seen yet! So make sure you stop by!

05 September 2010

ATC - New MW Lines

A few months ago I thought of a "Light Bulb" idea. I was browsing blogs (like always) and Cosmo Cricket gave me an idea. As a MemoryWorks consultant I love showing people what we carry; however, sometimes it's hard to make a bunch of demo products that are portable, so I decided to create Artist Trading Cards that capture my favorite products that I carry as a MemoryWorks Independent Consultant.

I made 4 different Trading Cards today using 4 different lines.
Card 1 Supplies
Crate Paper - School Spirit (6x6 pad, Rub ons & Phrase Stickers)
Red Button

Card 2 Supplies
Crate Paper - Restoration (6x6 pad, Rub Ons, Phrase Stickers, Chipboard Accents, Sew Brads)
Tim Holtz Die Cut - Tattered Flowers

Card 3 Supplies
Simple Stories - Life Documented Kit
Fiskars - Apron Lace Border Punch

Card 4 Supplies
Cosmo Cricket - Wanted (6x6 Paper pad, Chipboard)
Fancy Pants Stamps

Check out my website for more awesome product lines that MemoryWorks carries.


I'm going to respond to a comment I received from Jenn on my Stamps post from a few days ago. I'm no expert stamper, but I do love to experiment, play and use stamps and I do have quite the collection of stamps.

Jenn Said: Oooh... good post. I love stamps too. My favorite cling stamp brand so far is HeroArts. I find their impressions are the most like rubber stamps. Sometimes other brands do not seem to work well with any inks I use. The ink beads up and changes the stamped image. Thoughts? Am I doing something wrong? I am dying to get some Unity stamps.

I have found when I use my Distress Inks the ink sometimes beads up or will give the look of water color (not crisp lines, rather bleeds into the page). I think the bleeding / sinking into the paper could be partly the paper thought sometimes.

I personally use Ranger Distress Inks or ColorBox Fluid Chalk inkpads. I sometimes use StazOn but personally wasn't a huge fan (maybe I need to use it more). As I was creating my demo stamp sheet, I realized my StazOn was dried out - so I didn't use this inkpad in my experiment.

Usually when I buy new stamps and before I use them, I clean them off with a wet / damp rag. I don't know why I do this, maybe to clean anything that could possibly get on them during the production process.

Also, sometimes I find that sometimes stamps have an almost oily feel to them sometimes, I feel that this contributes to the beading of the ink.

Here are some examples of stamping I played around with to show off the different inks I have at home in my stash. I used Color Box Fluid Chalk inkpad, Ranger Distress Ink & Memento.

This is the supplies I used. One set of stamps are brand new, never been used. I used Prism Cardstock for my stamping base.
Here is the example page of the inks with a variety of stamps.
I found that the
  1. Distress Ink did just that, distressed the image. It didn't give a CLEAN, crisp image. But it didn't BLEED into the page as I thought it would. Sometimes it does this depending on the paper I use.
  2. ColorBox Fluid Chalk - This had the sharpest images. I felt that it stamped a clean, crisp, seamless image for the most part.
  3. Memento - This is a BRAND new inkpad, I opened it to use on this demo. I purchased it to use with my copic pens that I just recently purchased (yesterday). this stamped very well, but not as crisp as the colorbox ink. Very close though.
Today I also labeled my Distress Ink - ink pads. My collection is starting to grow and I'm always digging through my stack to find the color I want. I got this idea from the Ranger blog.
Happy Sunday!

04 September 2010

Cosmo Cricket Challenge

I haven't been able to create in awhile. So I was soooo happy that I had a 3 day weekend with not too much going on so I could sit and scrapbook! Creativity has been pumping in my blood!

I browse MANY blogs through my blog reader and Cosmo Cricket is on of them. They are having a challenge to create a project based off their website design! I was so inspired and could wait to try it out for myself.

Here is their website inspiration:

Here is my take on the website inspiration, photos by my friend Ben Kusler
Cosmo Cricket Challege sept 4 2010
Close ups
Cosmo Cricket Challege sept 4 2010
Cosmo Cricket Challege sept 4 2010
Cosmo Cricket: Wanted 6x6 Pad
Cosmo Cricket: Wanted Chipboard
Cosmo Cricket: Tiny Type
Ranger Ink
ColorBox Ink
Fiskars: Apron Lace Border Punch
Ippity Stamp - Totally happy
Unity Stamp Company Stamp - Brave Girl