18 December 2012

17 December 2012

24 September 2012

17 September 2012

12 September 2012

07 September 2012

Selena Quintanilla Mini Album

I created another Paper Phenomenon (Kathy Orta) envelope mini album. This one is for my niece who adores the late Latin artist Selena. Here are a few pics of the mini along with the stamps and punches that I used. Please take a peek at theYouTube video to see the full mini and get the links to Kathy's tutorials. Thanks! 

Awesome diecut from 
Click the link above and find it under their BURLESQUE ITEMS   

STAMPS: Inkadinkado (97892-Wedding), (90653-Key)
Stampabilities: Wire Dress Form
Stampedous: Couture Collection
Denami Designs: Girl with Umbrella 
PUNCHES: Martha Stewart Large Twirl Loop
(Not sure what the other one is called-sorry)


24 August 2012


One of my favorite summer events takes place tomorrow: Arthur Ashe Kids' Day! @AAKIDSDAY. I am volunteering on Court 11! Stop by & say hi! 

I have always enjoyed late August, early September. It means new school books, new TV cartoons/TV shows, seeing old friends, shiny new shoes & my Daddy taking me from store to store so I can find the PERFECT lunchbox! (Metal-lol). As an adult, late September means volunteering at the US OPEN Arthur Ashe Kids Day. I have been volunteering for the last several years and it feels awesome to give back as I was a recipient of Arthur Ashe's tennis program when I was a teen-ager. Through this free program, I was able to meet greats like Chrissy Everett and John McEnroe and the late Vitas Geralitis.  I adore the game of tennis! 

If you get a chance, grab a kid or two and take them out for a day of fun! The events are free. THE SHOW IS A PAID EVENT-BUT IS AIRED ON CBS ON SUNDAY. The food is reasonable. Go on! HAVE FUN!!! 

20 August 2012

The Chew!

Hi Everyone!

Happy Monday! This post is off of the scrappy path! Just want to share that my friend Carl will be on "The Chew" tomorrow at 1pm EST on the ABC network! Check it out if you can. Creativity comes in many forms!And like Ruckus, Carl's comes in the form of yummy goodness! (He also makes an awesome peach iced tea!)

"The Chew" on ABC
Niecy Nash, Mario Batali, Chef Carl Redding 

19 August 2012

11 August 2012

It's Just Paper & Glue!

Hi everyone! It has been so very busy around here for the last few months! Noodles has graduated high school and started college on July 9th! Yep! She is attending school year round and did not want to wait! She is a Fashion Merchandising Major in a NYC and loves it!

In addition to getting Noodles set, life has gotten in the way of scrapping! I am dealing with chronic migraines. My email was hacked and boy was that UGLY! My cell phone, since it is connected to my email account, had to be reset as well. Speaking of UGLY-there have been a few nasty things going on over on YT that RUCKUS and I are going to address on the next TABLE SCRAPS! Sad that people cannot remember that when it comes down to it......

 we are all creatively connected
 and scrapping is just paper and glue!


04 July 2012

22 May 2012

16 May 2012

02 May 2012

18 April 2012

04 April 2012

02 April 2012

28 March 2012


WOOOOOO! HOOOOOO!!!! What other way to celebrate the last Wednesday in March than to offer BLOG CANDY. STAMPERS BEST has offered to do so!!!!! STAMPERS BEST ROCKS!!! Just leave a comment by 11:59pm on April 1st 2012 and STAMPERS BEST will use RANDOM.org to choose a winner! Click on their name and check out their site! It is awesome! Take a peeky poo at my YouTube vid!  GOOD LUCK!!!!

23 March 2012

List of all of the Goodies Linda, Lisa, Yolanda & I received at Croppers Delight's MY FAVORITE THINGS CROP!

Thanks Croppers Delight-Nyc for all of your awesome giveaways/raffles at your 2nd Annual MY FAVORITE THINGS CROP! For those of you that couldn’t make-it here is a list of GIVEAWAYS/RAFFLES/SPONSORS: Jolee's, The Greeting Farm, Doodle Bug Designs,Creative Imaginations, Bazzill, ki Memories, Pampered Chef, Heidi Swapp, Scrapbooking with Mrs. C. LLC. Dave's Bakery, Creative Memories, Thirty One, Contain Ya Crafts, ProvoCraft, Craftwell, Sistema Containers, K&Company,Paper Wizard Scrapbook Co, Bella Blvd, Croppers Delight, Glue Dots, Scentsy, Pollack Fabrics, My Pink Stamper, Terrifically Tacky Tape, Scor Pal, Cricut Cartridge, Cricut Expression 2, e-craft machine, studio18, core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock, CANDI embellishments and foam pads, and donations from scrappy sisters: Shirlene Wilcox, Lionpaw Jones, Renee Ciallella-Callaghan, Karen Day, Koren Creamer, Rachel Hanig, Susan Marie, Meryle Stouber McGowan, Melissa Dawn and many others that I cannot recall at this time! In addition to the goodies I received from my from my secret sister GERRY, I am still unpacking!!!!!

21 March 2012

15 March 2012

14 March 2012

09 March 2012

tim holtz - creative chemistry

I registered for this class and I cannot wait to get started! CLICK HERE to get all the info about getting access to ALL TIM.....ALL OF THE TIME!!!!!! Come back here and let me know what your username is so I can chat with you in the forums and during class! I will be signed in as TABLE SCRAPS!

07 March 2012

02 March 2012

Altered Cigar Box Swap-Feb 2012 Hosted by TheCoCoMartha


 Gesso White: Ranger Ink
Green Crackle paint –Ranger Ink
Tim Holtz Key:  Ranger Ink
Paint: Americana Acrylic Paint; Black, Vanilla, White----AC MOORE 
Paper : K & Company Que Sera Sera
Glimmer Mist-Iridescent Gold-Tattered Angels
Bling-Say IT Pearls Item-Prima Inc Item# 535605   http://www.primamarketinginc.com/index.php/say-it-in-pearls-888.html
Tea Roses --Prima Inc-Item# 537487
Tea Roses –Prima Inc Item #537500
 KARLAS001 etsy store:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/KARLAS001
            Mulberry Organza Flowers
           4mm Mini Baby Blue Flat Back Pearls
Stickpin: Jenni Bowlin----AC MOORE
Bronze Clock Charm: AnnaMassie’s Etsy Shop
Frame: Michael’s
Run n Buff-Gold-Michael’s
Black/White Ribbon: American Craft-AC MOORE
Wooden Small Egg Holders: AC MOORE

29 February 2012

21 February 2012

Sweet 16 CARD

Hi Everyone! I totally enjoyed my loooong weekend. Got to do a lot of cleaning around the house. Yesterday, I finally got into my scrap studio and created a card for a co-worker to give her niece. The young lady is a screen actress and I thought this card turned out pretty well. The birthday girl's name and other fun info can be placed on the CLAPPER. Thanks for taking a peek!

mat-DCWV Mariposa Mat Stack
patterned paper-DCWV Mariposa
clapper stamp-Bo Bunny
film strip die cut-Tim Holtz
border punch-Martha Stewart
flowers: large-PRIMA small: IAMROSES
ribbon-American Crafts

15 February 2012

13 February 2012


Good morning! To my TABLE SCRAPS fans....Linda, Ruckus & I need your help! Tell us what you would like to address in upcoming episodes. Anything scrappy related from products, to YouTube vids/comments, to blogs, to scrap stores, crops, craft rooms..... Anything! Thanks in advance for helping us out!

08 February 2012

07 February 2012

05 February 2012

04 February 2012

01 February 2012

21 January 2012


 Welcome to the next stop of Susi's surprise BIRTHDAY BLOG HOP!!! Woooo! Hooooo! I am glad that you stopped by to be part of the celebration! If you are hopping over here from Linda and Susi's Blog and also took a peek at Alee's post while you were there, you are in the right place. If not, CLICK HERE so you can start at the beginning.  

Susi likes owls. Correction. Susi looooves owls. Her bestie Linda thought it would be awesome if we all created an owl related project in honor of Susi's day!

From watching her YouTube vids, I know that Susi is big on family and I wanted to create something that reflected that. I altered a frame that I purchased from A.C. Moore  awhile ago. Since we are challenging ourselves not to buy scrappy goodies, "What The Heck" Linda, cut owls from her silhouette and mailed them to me. I thought they were really cute and loved that one was orange!  


If you are not familiar with Susi, CLICK HERE to be taken to her
YouTube Channel and check her out! She is a riot!  

Your next stop on Susi's Birthday Blog Hop is our crafty sister Nancy! 
CLICK HERE to be taken to her blog to continue the fun! 

Thanks for taking a peek! Thanks Linda for including me
in the hop!

Alee - (will be posted on the nanoysushi blog) 

05 January 2012

WIN $10,000 CASH FROM SCRAPBOOKSetc!!!!!!!

Since I am challenging myself NOT to buy scrappy goodies for ONE year, this is great incentive to do so! This contest allows you to enter once a day until November 14,2012. According to the OFFICAL RULES (click HERE to read them) "On or about December 10, 2012, Sponsor will conduct a random drawing from among all eligible entries received. One (1) winner will receive a $10,000 check."
Give it a try! Good Luck!     


01 January 2012



As we start this New Year, I wish you all health and happiness! May you all find the blessings that await you with each new day this year!

I really do not make resolutions, but I love to challenge myself! I recently cleaned my scrap room and found I had double of a lot of items. I also have goodies that I haven't even touched yet: a craft sewing machine, Cinch,  and crackle paint to name a few. This year my challenge is NOT TO BUY ANY SCRAPPING GOODIES for a year! Yep, you read it! I WILL NOT BUY ANY SCRAPPING GOODIES FOR ONE WHOLE, LONG, ENTIRE YEAR! And this being a LEAP YEAR, that is 366 days!  Linda, sweetie pie that she is, has decided to take the challenge with me! (I see a future “What The Heck” episode on this challenge! LOL)

For 2012 I challenge myself to only purchase
Plain cardstock (for cards and diecuts)
Craft cardstock
Paper Bags
Refills for my COPIC MARKERS
Colorless Blender for Copic use
Any tool in my arsenal that may become damaged/lost/stolen 
e.g. heat gun, hot glue gun, paper trimmer, Cricut, scissors, etc.
Any replacement tool/item (blades,light,etc.)  
Stamp cleaner
Black Stazon Ink
Black Momento Ink
Organizational tools/items
Scrappy magazines that I currently subscribe to
Kathy Orta tutorials
(Click HERE for Kathy's Blog) 

I will attend CROPS/CONVENTIONS but I will not purchase anything on the vendor floor/booths.

I will attend classes at CROPS/CONVENTIONS, but purchase nothing additional to what is included in the class kit.

I WILL NOT PURCHASE any scrappy goodies for Linda and vice versa!


Do any of you have challenges for yourself this year? Let me know. Thanks for stopping by!