Monday, October 31, 2011

Inspirational Soul Journal - Ustream Tutorial

Have you ever felt inspired by something?  Have you ever had life struggles and just wanted to express those struggles through your crafts?  Do you think you create more when you are experiencing difficult moments, or do you think you have creativity melt downs? 

As crafters/artist we all have a story to tell through our work.  I know that I create flowers, because growing up my mom always had a green thumb.  She could make anything that seemed dead grow and bloom.  She could work magic with flowers and she loved them dearly.  I on the other hand, can't get flowers to bloom, grow, or stay alive long enough to enjoy them.  So, in honor of my mother who past away from cancer in 2008, I make these paper flowers as a way of saying, I can't grow them, but I can make them.

My family is my inspiration and the more I create, the more I understand how special I am to have them in my life.

So, I have came up with an Inspirational Soul Journal and it something that as crafters we can use to reflect back to our thoughts or should I say "what was I thinking moments"!  This journal tells a story about ourselves and how we are as a person and what we see ourselves as. 

So, join me on November 19th at 6pm Central time to create this wonderful Inspirational Soul Journal that will hold our personal thoughts, ideas, and personal life reflections.  As a member of Creative Cafe and Scrap N Pretty you will be able to view the FREE online Tutorial on how to make this beautiful inspirational journal.

Join Scrap N Pretty and Creative Cafe by simply becoming a member and let's create an inspirational soul journal that you can always use.  To signup for Creative Cafe visit

To view the online FREE tutorial please signup to follow my blog and go to www.always and join the group.  Leave me a comment and tell me what you think!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Fabric Butterflies 4 Sale

If you love butterflies as much as I do you will totally love these gorgeous Fabric BUTTERFLIES!

They are handcrafted by me.  They come in a pack of 3 for $9.95, I can custom make these, so if interested, please let me know.

Embellished Mannequin 4 SALE

Here is a beautifully and glamorous embellishment that will look absolutely stunning in any craft project.  Whether you are making something shabby or chic or a touch of vintage, this piece will make catch your viewers attention.  The mannequin is 6" and it's fully dressed.  The piece is handcrafted by yours truly Scrap N Pretty. 

3D Mannequin BEAUTIFULLY dressed is $9.95. 
We custom make with different colors to suit your project needs.

Vintage Everything Blog Hop Grand Prize

Here is the Grand Prize for the Vintage Everything Blog Hop hosted by Scraps 2 Treasures.  One lucky person will win this beautiful Vintage Flower Spray, all handcrafted by yours truly Scrap N Pretty.

Visit Creative Cafe at for more information on this  piece.
I can do custom orders if you are interested.  This piece is about 6 x 9" which is from one end of the leaf to the other end.  The roses are approximately 2 3/4", 2", and 1 1/2" (measurement of each flower).
I take orders on this piece cost is ...$14.95
Beautiful 3D flower spray.

Vintage Mannequin Kit 4 SALE

Here is one of the projects that I have been working on.  It is a beautifully handcrafted tag with a vintage twist.  The kit is available for sale and it will come with all you need to make the tag with the exception of the inks and embossing.  However, for an additional fee I can paint and emboss for you prior to shipping.  The mannequin will be completely made, because it is patent pending.

This kit is 4 SALE cost includes shipping $24.95

Rescheduling the Part 3 Ustream

Hi ladies, sorry I will have to reschedule my ustream Part 3 album for November 5.  Something has come up and I need to take the day off.  I have been working on many projects these past couples of weeks and there will be many positive changes to both my blog and my project.

So, lets reschedule for November 5, 2011 at 7pm Central sorry for the short notice.

I have partnered up with Scrap 2 Treasures and we have started a Creative Cafe, a community that empowers women and men who have been battered emotionally, physically, and sexually by utilizing their creative abilities to overcome their burdens and living a powerful life.

Be sure to visit me at

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Handcrafted Poinsetta Ornaments 4 SALE!!!

These stunning Poinsetta Ornaments are waiting for the perfect tree.  They are handcrafted using cardstock, feathers, and other material.

This beautifully handcrafted Icy Blue Poinsetta Ornament is just what your tree needs this Christmas. The Poinsetta itself is approx 5 x 5 not counting the stems and leaves. It it beautifully adorn and waiting for your tree.  Price is just as stunning as this one of a kind Icy Blue Ornament...$19.95

The bell was painted and covered with Baja Breeze Glitter to give it that sparkle affect and sealed with clear Acrylic .

Now if you thought that Ornament was STUNNING this Red Dazzling Poinsetta Snowflake is just out of this world.  Priced at $14.95 you can't say Merry Christmas without this GORGEOUS Red Poinsetta Snowflake Ornament.

These are one of a kind so you won't see them anywhere else.  I can custom order if you would like a specific color.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

One of my Poinsetta Fan's

Here is a beautiful poinsetta flower that Natalie did with the tutorial I made with the poinsetta die.  It is a gorgeous poinsetta spray and she even added glitter or embossing to the tips of the poinsetta petals.  Gorgeous, absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

I love the way she did the petals and leaves she embossed them adding a more realistic look.  LOVE IT!!!

Friday, October 21, 2011

FEATURED ARTIST!!!! Take on Christmas Poinsetta

I have met the most AMaIzing crafter via Facebook and Monica Edwards of Scrap 2 TreasuresMrs. Evila French is a talented lady that has shared her take on my Ustream Christmas Poinsetta Spray and she did a FABULOUS job!
Evila is not only an amazing woman, but she is extremely talented and she can be seen with her beautiful craft work at various craft shows throughout Vinita, Oklahoma.  She is a multi-talented crafter with a passion to learn all she can about every craft out in the market today.

Her French Connections craft boutique will be displayed at the Heartsworth House Craft Show on October 29th, located in Vinita, OK.  If you are located near Vinita, Ok I truly encourage you to visit Evila's boutique booth and support a local Oklahoma artist/crafter.  She is a true inspiration and I just love her work.

Here is her take on my recent USTREAM Christmas Poinsetta Spray Class:

Ustream Christmas Poinsetta Kit

Hi Ladies, I have a new facelift, if you have alway noticed.  I have recorded a new tutorial on ustream for my Christmas Poinsetta Spray.  If you don't have the dies to create this Poinsetta Spray not a problem.  I have kits 4 SALE!  The kit will have everything you need to create the Poinsetta Spray with the exception of the tools.  I will ship all the punch out and embellishments for $10.00 and you will have access to the Ustream Tutorial that I recorded for this Poinsetta Tutorial.  Shipping is included!!!!

So, if interested, please send me an email and I will ship it out to you.

Poinsetta Flower Kit $10.00 (all material include except dies, punches, & tools)

Happy Scrappin!!!

See you tomorrow night live for Part 2 of Album

Monday, October 17, 2011

Part 1 of Album Tonight on Ustream with Pages

For those of you ladies that joined me on Saturday, here is the 4x6 album that I worked on with you.  I have glued on my matting to my pages and the manila envelope.  We will work on the rest this Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 7pm Central  on Ustream.  I gave some of you some homework for the week, and here I have completed my homework

See you Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 7pm Central time for Part 2 of how to make an album.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Part 1 of Album Ustream Link

Thanks ladies for joining me tonight on Part 1 of the How to make an album tutorial.  Here is the Ustream link for the tutorial  Next Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 7pm Central time will be Part 2 of the tutorial.

For those of you that joined me tonight, don't forget your homework for the week is to cover your album chipboard pages with the cutout mats and start on your first Envelope Pocket.  Next week we will work on making more pockets and some tags etc... for the album.

So, see you next Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 7pm Central time.

Have a Happy Scrappin Week!!!!!

Part 1 of Album Tonight on Ustream

Hi ladies, just a quick reminder that tonight from 7pm - 8pm Central time I will go live on Ustream to show you how to get started on an album.  The tutorial will be for about an hour, but we will continue with the series until the album is fully completed.

So, for tonight what you will need is your chipboard, Kraft cardstock, Scor Tape, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Paper Trimmer, Distress Ink, Score board, acrylic paint if you decide to paint the edges (optional), and if we have time designer paper of choice.  Next Saturday we will pickup from where we left off.

See you tonight on Ustream live at 7pm Central time on scrapnpretty channel.

Happy Scrappin

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Poinsetta Christmas Ornament

Here is a wonderful way to decorate your Christmas tree this year...Poinsetta Ornament.  The ornament hangs on a rustic bell and a plastic snowflake covered in gold glitter.  Beautifully decorated to adorn any Christmas tree this holiday season.

Christmas Pionsetta

I believe it's beginning to look like Christmas at the Scrap N Pretty house.  Here is a wonderful Poinsetta Spray that I made.  The spray itself is approximately 8" x 11", which is from the one end of the spray to the tip of the feather.  It's a beautiful piece that can be used for any scrapbook page that is 12x12.  Keep in mind that it is a 3D flower.