Sunday, September 2, 2012

Envelope Challenge!

I have been slowly getting my scrapping mojo back, and a good challenge always helps me!  I was really interested to see this envelope challenge from Lessology.  I have to say, I got a lot of inspiration from folks who had already posted their creations, but I really wanted to make the envelopes the center of my project.  And, of course, continue my quest to use my stash!  Ultimately, I decided to use a bunch of junk mail envelopes - the kind with the plastic windows - as the base for a minialbum.  I also came across a heavy duty envelope that I had received some photos in and thought it would make and ideal case for the minialbum.

 I cut one end off each envelope and the envelopes with pp from Cosmo Cricket, preserving the windows.  I created a tag to fit into each envelope.  I added some canvas pennants from Maya Road as additional pages and created covers from felt.

I covered the large envelope with additional pp and used buttons and bakers twine to created a clasp.

Thanks to Lessology and Gauche Alchemy for the inspiration!

Have a great day!


Hey, remember me?

Yup, it has been a long time, but I am back!

Since my last post we have:

Changed jobs (both me and Jeff)
Moved to North Carolina
Changed schools (kids)
Celebrated Noah's 6th birthday
Been back to Cape Cod for vacation
Experienced our first copperhead, who bit Cassie in the muzzle (she is ok now)

And probably a few more things, but those seem like the highlights!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012


My Sketch World is hosting a sketch-a-thon starting tomorrow, February 1st, through February 15th. There will be challenges and a huge number of prizes from wonderful sponsors like Crop Chocolate, Apron Strings Designs, and many, many more. Come play!!!

Have a great day,


Monday, December 19, 2011

Gift Card Holder Tutorial

It has happened again - the holidays have snuck up and are upon us!! If you are like me, you end up buying last-minute gift cards for all those folks you forgot to buy for. I came up with this gift card holder as a way to personalize those little credit-card sized cards so many merchants sell these days. If you would like to make one (or six), heres how:

Cut one piece of cardstock-weight paper at 7.25" by 4"
Cut one piece of cardstock-weight paper at 8" x 2.25"
Cut one piece of ribbon or cord at 10"

For decoration, cut a piece of paper (or ribbon) at 1.25" x 2.5". Stamp a sentiment, punch it out with a circle punch, and create a frame using a scallop circle punch and a coordinating paper. Create a small tag.

1. Score the 7.25x4 paper at 2.5 and 5 inches. Fold on score lines; if desired, use a circle punch to notch the center panel.

2. Adhere a thin line of adhesive at the bottom of the smaller panel and fold over to adhere to center panel. Fold over larger panel and here this over the smaller panel. This becomes the envelope.
3. Score the 8x2.25 paper at 4". Fold on score line. Punch a hole through the open end and thread the ribbon/cord through along with the tag. Tie closed. The gift card fits in this sleeve.

4. Decorate the envelope. Insert gift card sleeve into envelope.

Have a great day!


Sunday, December 18, 2011

Simple embossed card

I am really trying to use my tools ore, and to that end, I tried making some clean and simple cards using some of my embossing folders. I used the balloon stamp and sentiment from the Stampin' Up 'Up Up & Away' set and embossed the balloon for a little dimension. It was easy to whip out a set of these in a few different balloon colors, and I am pleased with how they came out!

Have a great day!


Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Thanks to everyone who played along on the My Sketch World blog hop! Stay tuned next weekend for another great hop by our fabulous card designers. It will start Saturday, December 10th at 12:00am sharp on the MSW Blog! There's another AWDML Gift Certificate up for grabs and LOTS more inspiration to come!

And now, the winner of my blog hop prize pack...

Mrs Walrath!!!

Please let me know how to contact you in the comment section so I can get your mailing address!!

Have a great day,


Saturday, December 3, 2011

Welcome to the My Sketch World blog hop! Hopefully you started at the beginning and have hopped over here from Cindy Noesen's fabulous blog. If not, be sure to backtrack so you can leave entries at all the hop sites!

This was a sketch challenge for me - my DT sis Ginni chose this fab sketch by Lucy Chesna for me to work with. And to make it more interesting, she told me I had to use something metalic and some circles ('cause Lucy LOVES circles, and well, so do I!).

So here is what I came up with:

Leave a comment to be entered for a chance to win a prize from My Sketch World, and I am also offering a prize of scrappy goodness to be chosen at random form all comments left on my blog. And if you become a follower of my blog and leave me a comment on this post telling me you did (or that you already were!) I'll give you an extra entry into my prize drawing! Now, hop on over to Ginni's blog and see what I challenged her to work with!

Deb Long (You are here)

The details:

1. Visit each blog and leave a comment. Read carefully, there may be individual requirements as some designers are offering little prizes of their own!

2. After you have visited each Designer's blog come back to My Sketch World blog and let us know what you thought. Part One of the hop ends Monday, December 5th, 11:59 EST.

3. Everyone who posts a comment on each blog will be entered to win! Winners will be randomly chosen.

4. To receive an additional entry, scraplift a layout and link it back to the My Sketch World blog (in your comment) and tell us what inspired you!

6. Have fun! Be inspired! Part Two of this hop begins December 10,2011.