Friday, December 31, 2010

Flaunt It Fridays Week 5!

The challenge this week was to use the martini glass on the From My Kitchen cartridge. So, I welded the martini glass to a rectangle, making a tag. I cut out a bunch of these tags. They go into a little toilet paper roll mini book and the tags can be used as a recipe book for cocktail recipes! I thought this would make a great hostess gift to take to a New Year's party! =)

Friday, December 24, 2010

Flaunt it Fridays Challenge #4

For this week, I couldn't decide whether I wanted to make a card or a tag... so I ended up doing both! No, I didn't make 2 projects this week - it's a card, tucked into a tag! See, I really like gift tags on presents because they make the package look all pretty. But on the other hand, everyone can see your note to the recipient, which is why sometimes cards are better. So for this project, the little turtle is a card to write a note in. He tucks into an acetate flap on the gift tag that hangs on a present! The top layer of grass is adhered to some acetate so that it will hold the tag in place, but you can still see the turtle behind it.

I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and I hope you all enjoy your day!! :)

You can see more about how I created this tag by watching the video here:

Friday, December 17, 2010

Flaunt it Fridays challenge #3

This week's challenge was to use the lemon and cup from the Simply Charmed cartridge on page 48. I immediately thought of a lemonade stand and this is what I came up with:

I used an unfinished picture frame and built the stand around the frame opening. To construct the stand, I used sheets of wood veneer that I got from the local wood-working supply store. For more information, please watch my video here:

Friday, December 10, 2010

Flaunt It Fridays Challenge #2

Be sure to stop by the Flaunt It Fridays blog to join in the fun and see all the other awesome projects the designers came up with this week!!

I'm so excited for the second FIF challenge! :) This week's cut is the sleigh on p. 74 of the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge. I don't have that cartridge so I used the sleigh from Christmas Cheer. When I was thinking about what to make for this week, I pictured a sleigh full of presents. That is how this mini album came to be. Each sleigh page has a pocket to hold the "presents." The presents are actually the tags in the album to put pictures or write notes on.

You can see more detail in my video below:

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas Tag Mini Album + kit available

Here is one of my latest projects - a Christmas tag mini album.

The pages are chipboard, acetate, and canvas! I also have kits for this project available in my Etsy shop. You can watch a video on this project here:

Monday, December 6, 2010

Winner of Friday's card and tags giveaway...

Thanks so much to everyone who participated in the Flaunt It Fridays blog hop and challenge! Thanks also to all of you who are new followers here, and all of the wonderful comments you left! You are all awesome! The winner of the cards and tags is -

Ashley from Scrappin' Pink Piglet!!! Ashley said:
Sunny the Sandman is WAY TOO CUTE! Love how you shared some of your personal history/life with us through this card :) I also love the tags that you created - you've definitely inspired me! Thank you for sharing!
Thanks again to all,

Friday, December 3, 2010

Welcome to the FIRST Flaunt It Fridays challenge!

Thank you for joining us for the first ever Flaunt It Fridays blog hop! This is the line up for the hop:

Flaunt It Fridays -
Sandra -
Janis -
Theresa -
Amanda -
Christina -
Stephanie -
Jess -
Ruthie -
Dorcas -
Laurel -
Raven -

You should have arrived here from Dorcas' Blog. If not, click HERE to start at the beginning of the hop. Also remember to leave comments at each stop on the hop and then again when you return to the Flaunt It Fridays Blog for a chance win a set of stamps from the Grand Prize Sponsor, Peachy Keen Stamps!!

The very first Flaunt It Fridays challenge is to use the snowman cut on page 29 of the Winter Frolic cartridge. Since this week's challenge was meant as an opportunity to get to know everyone on the Flaunt It Fridays team, I thought I would share this card with all of you!

I was born and raised in Hawaii and have been living on the mainland for the past 4 or so years. So for me, snowmen are not a part of my childhood memories. This is Sunny the Sandman wishing you "Mele Kalikimaka," which means "Merry Christmas" in Hawaiian! All of the cuts are from the Winter Frolic cartridge, except for the coconut tree, which is from Life Is a Beach.

For our Blog Hop projects, we were to use any cut from the Winter Frolic cartridge. I will be the first to admit that I rarely use the tag or card functions on my cartridges. So for this project, I used THREE of them! I used the tag function on these cuts: Ornament2, Cake, and Tree1. For these tags, I cut the tag and the tag shift pieces. I then glittered the cut out area by placing a piece of adhesive behind the cut out area and sprinkling it with glitter. When you adhere the 2 layers of the tag together, you never see the adhesive used for the glitter.

One randomly selected person who is a follower and comments on this post will win the Sunny the Sandman card and the set of tags so please leave a way to contact you!

Now you're off to visit Raven's Blog for the last stop on the hop. Don't forget that after you check out Raven's projects, to go back to the Flaunt It Fridays blog to let then know that you've visited and commented at every stop on the hop.

Thanks for joining us and I can't wait to Flaunt It with you again next Friday! :)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Are you getting ready to Flaunt It?

Flaunt It Fridays will begin in 2 DAYS! To celebrate the start of the Flaunt It Fridays blog, be sure to join us for the blog hop and get ready to flaunt your own Cricut cuts! This will be the very first challenge and a chance for you to get to know the design team! The blog hop will begin at 12:01 A.M. Pacific Time so stop by and join in on the first challenge.

The hop will begin at the  Flaunt It Fridays blog so leave a comment, grab a button, and play along. You could even have a chance to win a set of stamps from our Grand Prize sponsor, Peachy Keen Stamps! All you have to do is leave a comment when you start the hop at the  Flaunt It Fridays blog, and along the way at each designer's project. Then go back to the  Flaunt It Fridays blog and let them know that you've visited everyone's page!

Can't wait to Flaunt It with you on Friday!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Nativity Album

Here are some pictures of a mini album that I just finished! All of the images are from the Winter Frolic cartridge.

Catching up...

Sadly, I've been behind on reading email and such. I am trying to get caught up now, but have been blessed by receiving the same blog award from 2 different bloggers. Thank you so much to Beth at Scrappy Java Girl and Jackie and Michelle at A Creative Operation!!!

In order to accept this award, do the following:

1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this
2. Share 8 things about yourself
3. Pay it forward to 8 bloggers that you have recently discovered
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their awards

8 things about me:
  1. I have a westie named Remy
  2. I love anything Hello Kitty
  3. I could eat sushi everyday
  4. I love ice cream
  5. Maybe, I just really love food!
  6. I'm good at math
  7. I love flowers, but am allergic to pollen, go figure
  8. I have a wonderful hubby
8 awesome bloggers:
  1. Pause, Dream, Enjoy
  2. Crafty Sil
  3. louloushive
  4. artofmarie
  5. faithfulcrafter
  6. uniquelyella
  7. craftingtostaysane
  8. mousepotatodesigns

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Soooo excited!!!

Have you heard? There is a brand new challenge blog called Flaunt It Fridays! And guess what? Those wonderful ladies over there have invited little old me to be a part of the design team! Eleven super talented gals will be flaunting their stuff over at the Flaunt It Fridays blog so be sure to check it out! There will be a new Cricut challenge posted every Friday starting next week, December 3, so be sure to stop by and see who flaunts it the best!

Check out the other super bloggers who are on the team:

Sandra Co-Founder
Janis Co-Founder

Monday, November 22, 2010

Three More Minis!

Here are some pics of 3 holiday mini albums that I completed in the past week. They are paper bag mini albums that I constructed using the modified papaer bag album techinique that I showed in the previous 2 videos. :) These albums will be available in my Etsy shop here:

Christmas Memories:

Merry Christmas:


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Modified Paper Bag Albums

When assembling a paper bag album, that thick little piece where the bottoms of the bags meet really bugs me! :) Here is one way to avoid joining sections of the bags to each other - it really maximizes the surface area of the album.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Embellished Frame Project

I made this frame as a gift. It started as an unfinished wood frame from Michaels. I painted it, cut the words out with my Cricut, and embellished the frame. I will put a picture in the frame and send it off. :)

Friday, October 22, 2010

What to do with all those chipboard coasters?? :)

Here is my second project in my attempt to find uses for chipboard coasters! I will hang this mini album on my wall so I can add pictures as I take them. By the time Christmas comes around, I will have a completed mini album! :)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Baby Mini Album

It's been a while since I've posted anything! Here are some pics of a baby word book that I just finished. I cut the pages on my Cricut. The animals are from Create a Critter - these little guys are so cute!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Bird Cage Mini Album + kit available (Kits have been sold)

Here is a mini album I created that sits in a little bird cage. When the album is placed in the cage, you can see the bird on the cover of the book.

I have one kit left in my Etsy shop here:

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Halloween Mini Album + kits available

Here is a cute Halloween mini album in a little trick-or-treat bag. Perfect to store all of your pictures from the upcoming Halloween festivities! Kits are available at my Etsy shop (all kits have been sold):

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Pocket Page V2.0!

Here is a new version of a pocket page for a mini album. Each page requires one 12x12" sheet of double-sided paper to construct. The diagram for cutting and folding can be downloaded here:

Friday, August 27, 2010

Chattanooga Mini Album

Here is a paper bag mini album that I made to hold some pictures from a recent trip.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Stitched Envelope Mini Album Tutorial

Here is a tutorial video on making a stitched envelope mini album. The inspiration for this book came from a picture I saw in the October issue of Scrapbooks etc. magazine.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Now on Facebook!

Little Peace of My Heart is now on Facebook - stop by for a visit! Find me via the Facebook badge to the right.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Vacation Diaries

Here is a new item available in my Etsy shop. The Vacation Diaries are little travel journals that you can take with you on a trip. There is room to store the precious memorabilia you collect on your journey. When you get home, print out your photos, adhere them in your book, and you're done. Please see my Etsy shop for more information.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Pocket Page Mini Album Tutorial

Here is a tutorial video on creating pocket pages for your mini album. The finished album will be 5x6" and can accomodate any number of these pocket pages.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Polymer Clay Fence Technique

Here is a technique that I am using on the cover of a Halloween haunted house mini album. I used polymer clay, a mold, and some paint to make a spooky looking fence for a mini album.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Completed paper bag album for baby

Here is the completed paper bag album that I used in the ribbon binding tutorial. I also demonstrate how I made the tiny book that was inside the paper bag album.

Gift or favor packaging items now available!

Here is a quick video on the small gift packaging that I will have for sale at my Etsy shop These would be great for a small present or to use as party favors. These can also be ordered in other colors or quantities. My shop's grand opening announcement will be coming soon, so stay tuned!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Ribbon Binding Tutorial Video

Here is a tutorial video for how to bind a paper bag mini album in a chipboard cover. This was the same binding technique that I used on the Mariposa album that I posted earlier this week. I had a couple of inquiries on my YouTube channel about how this was done, so here it is. :)

Monday, June 28, 2010

Mariposa Mini Album

Here is a paper bag mini album that I created using black paper bags. The cover is constructed out of chipboard covered with black cardstock. The book is bound using a piece of ribbon that holds the paper bags to the cover.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Father's Day Projects

Here are the gifts and cards that I made for our dads for Father's Day this year. I decorated some unfinished cigar boxes using paint, paper, my cricut machine, modeling paste, and a whole lot of mod podge. :)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Remy's Mini Album

Here is a mini album that I made of Remy (our doggie) using a premade chipboard album from the $1 section at Michael's.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

All About Me - mini album

Here is the video on the basic construction of this mini album I made using pages cut from a Sizzix die. It also includes some helpful hints about working with premade chipboard album pages.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Summer vacation album

Here is an album that I started some time ago but still haven't quite finished. But, I thought I'd share some pictures of the in-process album. :)

Paper bag mini album

Here is an album that I did a couple of months ago. I painted the cover and the inside is made of paper bags. The pockets of the paper bags hold tags to mount pictures and for journaling.

My new banner!

I finished up making this sign this morning and then took it outside to photograph it!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Friday, May 28, 2010

The greeting card project

Well, here it is... four girls, some paper and some bling. The challenge is to make six greeting cards with a bag of stuff. So, here are my cards. More to follow in a bit.

Thursday, May 27, 2010


Now what to write about?

Here is a peek into the creative side of my life. My posts on this site will be the byproduct of my thoughts and crafting creations. These are some of the things that bring happiness and serenity to my world. Here I will share with you, a little peace of my heart.