Sunday, April 29, 2012

ScrapMart: Wanted To Say Hello

Wanted To Say Hello by Margie Higuchi
Supplies - Cardstock: The Paper Company; Patterned Paper: Graphic45 (Little Darling Collection) & Canvas Corp (Red Swirl/B side: Kraft); Stamp: JustRite Stampers; Embossing Ink: VersaMark; Embossing Powder: American Crafts; Molding Paste: Golden; Tool: Marvy Uchida (Corru-Gator Paper Crimper); Dies/Embossing Folder: Spellbinders Paper Arts (S5-086 Bitty Blossoms, ES-002 Regal M-Bossabilities™ folder (Side A) and JB-10025 Nested Oval Medallion Labels (JustRite Stampers Exclusive Dies); Adhesive: ScraPerfect (The Best Glue Ever) and SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L (3D Foam Squares)
For my ScrapMart post, I created a card with JustRite Stampers Your Special Day Medallion Labels Cling set and their JB-10025 Nested Oval Medallion Labels (their exclusive die manufactured by Spellbinders™ Paper Arts).

Available at
Spellbinders Paper Arts: S5-086 Bitty Blossoms, ES-002 Regal M-Bossabilities folder (Side A)
JustRite Stampers:  Your Special Day Medallion Labels Cling set, JB-10025 Nested Oval Medallion Labels (JustRite Stampers Exclusive Dies)

Think outside of the box:
1. use theme paper for a different occasion (baby theme into an all occasion card);
2. use mix media elements in cards (something as simple as adding molding paste into the ridges);
3. use a substitute supply (used Kraft cardstock and paper crimper for corrugated cardboard look)

Hope this has you thinking other ways to use your scraps...challenge yourself and see what you come up with!

Thanks for stopping by!!
MargieH xo

Friday, April 20, 2012

ScrapMart: An Elegant Frame

I am so excited to show you Impression Obession Cover-A-Card stamp - it's HUGE (5¾ x 5¾")! I used the Cover-A-Card Damask image to cover my entire frame. This frame was created with chipboard, cardstock, photo corners and embellishments :0)

Elegant Frame by Margie Higuchi
Supplies - Cardstock, Embossing Powder and Ribbon: American Crafts; Stamp: Impression Obession (Cover-A-Card Damask); Embossing Ink: TSUKINEKO; White Paint: Studio Paint (CHelmuth/Ranger); Pearl: Prima; Dies: Spellbinders™ Paper Arts (LF-126 Grand SquaresES-005 EnchantedS4-357 Spiral Blossom Three, S5-086 Bitty Blossoms and S4-345 Picot Edge Circles); Photo Corners: SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L; Adhesive: ScraPerfect (The Best Glue Ever)

Supplies available at
Impression Obession Cover-A-Card Damask
American Crafts Cardstock and Ribbon
American Crafts Embossing Powders
Spellbinders Paper Arts Dies
Spellbinders M-Bossabilities™ Folder

I heat embossed the image to create a beautiful background for our couple's picture. Afterwards, I cut/embossed the image with LF-126 Grand Squares and cut/embossed chipboard of the same size to create the frame base. I used white paint to finish the edges. For an easel, I purchased a pack of self adhesive chipboard ones from an office supplies store.

I embossed a piece of cardstock that matted the picture with Spellbinders M-Bossabilities Enchanted folder (Side B). To hold the picture, I chose silver photo corners from SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L. They have a wonderful variety of photo corners!

Here's a second look at the frame...

This was taken in Maui last month. We attended a black tie dinner. My husband was inducted into his bank's President Club - top 10% of sales for 2011 in his division. So VERY proud of him!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

ScrapMart: Hawaii or BUST!!

For ScrapMart today, I am sharing a travel page of our very brief trip to Maui last month. We started at 6:30am at O'Hare Airport (Chicago) to Dallas to Maui by 3pm (HI time/8pm our time!)...felt like we traveled to Japan! LOL!! Used October Afternoon's Boarding Pass Collection to create this...

Hawaii or BUST!! by Margie Higuchi
Supplies - Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned Paper & Cardstock Stickers: October Afternoon (Boarding Pass Collection); Mist Ink: Lindy's Stamp Gang Ink Spray (Starburst Ink Sprays: Tiffany's Blue & Rudolph's Nose Red); Stencil: The Crafter's Workshop (Clouds); Marker: KURETAKE ZIG (Writer); Epoxy Embellishments: Epiphany Crafts (Pennants 25); Button: Maya Road; Twine: Divine Twine; Tape: Advantus (Tim Holtz); Dies: Spellbinders™ Paper Arts (S5-113 Floral Burst & LF-003 Donna's Alphas); Tool: ScraPerfect (The Perfect Crafting Pouch); Adhesives: ScraPerfect (The Best Glue Ever) & SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L (3D Foam Squares)

Supplies Available at
American Crafts Cardstock
October Afternoon: Boarding Pass Collection
Lindy's Stamp Gang Ink Sprays
The Crafter's Workshop
Spellbinders Paper Arts: S5-113 Floral Burst and LF-003 Donna's Alphas

Have you tried Lindy's Stamp Gang Ink Sprays?! The colors are fabulous! If you click onto my picture, you can see the shimmer of the clouds. First I misted with the stencil and when it was wet, I used the inked stencil like a stamp - no need to waste all that wonderful color! LOL!! I used the Starburst Ink Spray products.

There are three types:
  1. Starburst has colored pigmented dye ink base with colored mica;
  2. Moon Shadow has walnut ink base with colored mica;
  3. Glitz Spritz has a clear base with colored mica).
Fellow DT Member Ly Le demo these sprays at Scrapbook Expo in Anaheim last month and on her ScrapMart: Lindy's Gang Demo and Tutorial post, she explained in detail plus a fabulous tutorial! Go visit - bookmarked for my reference! Thanks, Ly!

Don't forget to sign up for ScrapMart's monthly 40% off coupon which will be emailed to you. Then "LIKE" them on ScrapMart's FaceBook Page to get inspiration, updates and information.

At the airport, while in line for security screening, we had a "celebrity" come through...convicted former IL Gov. Rod Blagojevich was traveling to report to federal prison in Colorado. It was quite a circus with all the news people crowding around to get a good shot/interview. After getting through security, he held a mini meet and greet with travelers before heading to his gate. Our excitement of the morning...I guess.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

TaDa Creative Studios: Framed Butterfly Card

Hello! I'm up on TaDa Creative Studios' FaceBook post :0) and special bonus today - it's my niece's 9th birthday!!! Unfortunately, we are worlds apart - she in Japan and me here in the States so I created a card with her in mind!

Framed Butterfly by Margie Higuchi
Supplies - Cardstock: The Paper Company; Patterned Paper: TaDa Creative Studios (Goody Two Shoes Collection); Pearls; KaiserCraft; Dies & Embossing Folder: Spellbinders™ Paper Arts (S4-320 Nested Butterflies Two, S4-357 Spiral Blossoms Three, S4-356 Floral Ovals, S4-110 Classic Ovals LG & EL-006 Mystic); Adhesives: ScraPerfect (The Best Glue Ever)

I used the Goody Two Shoes Collection (Garden Girl, Straight Laced and Fancy Schmancy papers) and love how it turned out.

Note the embossing from Spellbinders M-Bossabilities™ folders - reversible/two sided designs!! I'm loving the new S4-356 Floral Ovals - just nest S4-110 Classic Ovals LG to create a beautiful frame. I put all my die templates except the M-Bossabilities folder through my Spellbinders Grand Calibur® machine - saves time!! Took me all of 10 minutes to put together, if even.

Happy Birthday, Jessie!!! May all your wishes come true today and if they don't, ask Daddy! LOL!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT day!!
MargieH xo

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Moxie Fab World: Tuesday Trigger

It's been awhile but I decided to give Moxie Fab World's Tuesday Trigger a try! This is the inspiration...

Graphic 45 Little Darlings Collection and Spellbinders M-Bossabilities folders popped into my head! LOL! With some gingham ribbon and a little help from Epiphany Crafts, I created this...

Hello Baby by Margie Higuchi
Supplies - Cardstock: The Paper Company; Patterned Paper: Graphic 45 (Little Darlings Collection); Ribbon: Making Memories; Ink: Clearsnap; Glitter: Ranger (Stickles); Pearls: KaiserCrafts; Epoxy Embellishment: Epiphany Crafts; Die & Embossing Folder: Spellbinders Paper Arts (S5-067 Anemone Flower Topper, EL-006 Mystic Side A); Adhesives: ScraPerfect (The Perfect Crafting Pouch); Adhesives: ScraPerfect (The Best Glue Ever), SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L (3D Foam Squares)

I lightly spread Frosted Lace Stickles over the image, inked the edges and popped up the image with 3D Foam Squares. To finish, I added a few pearls.

Loved how it turned out :) Give this challenge a try - the deadline is this Sunday!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

ScrapMart: My Wish


Today is my turn to post for ScrapMart :0) As I mentioned in my previous post, CraftFancy: Make'n Take Saturday, I have been creating with my Spellbinders™ Cut•Fold•Tuck die templates and still continuing to create this card...

My Wish by Margie Higuchi
Supplies - Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned Paper: October Afternoon; Stamp: JustRite Stampers (Your Special Day Set & JB-10020 Nested Medallion Label Dies JustRite Stamper Exclusive Dies); Dies: Spellbinders Paper Arts (S4-114 Spectacular Spin); Ink: Ranger, Pins: Maya Road; Adhesives: ScraPerfect (The Best Glue Ever) and SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L (3D Foam Squares); Other; White cardstock, pearls

Note: I cut/embossed two of the same die (S4-114 Spectacular Spin #3 - #1 being the smallest size) and size in two different colors (purple and white). After I folded and tuck, I layered the die cuts one on top of the other and then shifted the top die cut slightly to create a wonderful center piece for this 4¼ x 4¼" card.

I hope you consider these die templates - they ARE easy! The hardest part about this card was putting the pearls on the die cuts! LOL!

Have a great day!
As always, thanks for visiting :0)