Saturday, May 31, 2014


I hope you all enjoyed Scrapadabadoo’s fist live Ustream and creating the Steampunk Doll Album.  Here is what you will need to create this project:
Thick wood photo frame 5 x 7, Prima collection Travel in Time, flowers, Say It in Crystals, Wood Embellishments, Junkyard Findings; ceiling light bulbs and street signs.  Travel in Time tags, and chipboard pieces.  I also, used Prima’s new metal die doilies. 
You can remove the waterfall to reveal a 4 x 6 mat: 
I think these would make a great gift and can be done in 4 – 5 hours.  Here are the following steps to create this project: 
Remove glass and save cardboard pieces.
Cut a 5 x 7 piece of pattern paper to cover the one side of cardboard.
Take a piece of chipboard and cut down to 5 x 7 and cut a slit 1/2 inch in from each side and about 3/4 inch down as shown.
Take your pattern paper and add 1/2 inch tape all around and liquid glue in the middle adhere it down and cut out the slit.
Use the perfect trim ruler to miter your corners.
Tuck in the little piece at the corner for neat edges.
Add foam tape after adding paper!  Here I had to take off the foam tape because I did not cover it with paper first…lol
Here you can see I covered the insides as well.
This is how it should looked covered.  Now I used Kraftex to create the waterfall, cut a piece 5 x 7 and scor at the 2”:
It will slide in the slit and then pick 5 different patter papers and cut to 4 3/4 x 4:
Scor each piece at the top 1/2 inches in:
Flip over and add 3/8 inch tape to the outside of the fold as shown.
Start after the 2” scor mark and start to add the 4 3/4 x 4 mats, place the first one as shown and then place the other under the first one butt up to the 1/2 line.  (forgot to take a photo of that). 
You should now have all your pages in and ready for embellishment.  This is basically it, now just decorated to your hearts contents.
Here is how I embellish mine:
I added the flowers, leaves and the hose from the junkyard finds to create the flourishes. 
Added the light bulbs from the junkyard findings too.
Here you can see I added one of the 4 x 6 cards as well as the say it in crystals.
And there you have it your bonus project.  I made this very interactive as none of the mats are glued down so you can add photos to both sides of the mat if you choose as well, as under the mat.  Also, the tags with the string pull out so you can make these pockets if you like.   Don’t forget you have until Sunday night 12:00 pm midnight to receive the PDF file for the train and Corset.  Just email me at  
Again, thanks to you all for joining me, Barrie and Carol from Scrapadabadoo as well as the other fabulous design team to make this a fun and creative day. 
I’m really lucky to be given this opportunity to become part of a great crafting community and just wanted to say a special thanks to Barrie and Carol for all the hard work to make this day happen.  I also, like to thank Prima for their fabulous collection Travel in Time to be able to create these gorgeous projects for you all. 
~♥Hugz, Zandra♥

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Ustream Tonight~Camera Album & Sneek Peeks of the Travel in Time Steampunk Mini


Join me tonight as we add some more pages to the Simple Stories “A Charmed Life” mini album.    We will be finishing the back page and you can take a peek at the finish tag we did last week on my previous blog post. 


Here are a few small peeks of the Travel in Time Steampunk Mini I will be doing for Scrapadabadoo’s 1st Ustream:


Join me tonight on Ustream 8:00 pm EST just click at the upper right hand corner and it will take you there.  Hope to see you then.  ~♥Hugz, Zandra♥

Friday, May 23, 2014

Try It On Tuesday~Feminine and Fancy

This week on Try It On Tuesday the challenge is Feminine and Fancy.  So, I created this tag using Simple Stories “A Charmed Life” and Prima’s Doll die/stamp set.



I used Peachy Keen Clear Stamps “laugh taffy” to create the face.  She looks so cute with the face.

Be sure to check out the other design team members creation at TIOT and come and play!

~♥Hugz, Zandra♥



As most of you know I am a design team member for Scrapadabadoo.  They have their own Ustream channel:  It will be another creative channel for everyone to get more creations from the design team and have lots of fun.  We are all using the same gorgeous paper collection from Prima:  Time Traveler and it will be a great way to showcase 4 different creations from one paper line.  As well, other design team members will be posting small projects on facebook through out the day.  It’s very exciting and I hope you can join us. 

Here are some sneek peeks of the project I choose using the prima doll album:


There will also be a train and the download will be available after the class on May 31st.  All I ask is that you join my Ustream channel:  and refer people back to me to get the pdf file and do not share it  with others.  I’m offering it as a free download so everyone can get it.   Just email me: and request the download. 


All the supplies you will find at

1.   Prima Doll Book

2.   A4 Time Traveler Collection

3.  Time Traveler Flowers:

        #575021, #575014 #575076

4.   Time Traveler Brads

5.   Time Traveler Flair buttons and stamp

6.   Prima "La Tiza" Chalkboard flowers

7.   Tim Holtz Idea-ology #TH93012 Mini Gears

8.   Tim Holtz - Page Pockets #TH93106 #TH93107

9.   Black Card stock 2-3 sheets

10.  Gilders Paste Antique Gold

Then your regular tools:  black soot distress ink, fabric tac, scor tape, scotch quick dry, 12 mini brads, black gesso and #8 tags


Halie Metal Die Cuts & Doll Stamp, La La Clock, La La gears, Tim Holtz clock and gears dies, MS border punch, Flower punch

So, be sure to join the big kick off party Saturday May 31st starting with me, Zandra at 4:30 EST, then some very talented people on our design team:  Jani, Ashliegh and Jen.    For more info on this event you can visit .  Hope to see you there.  ~♥Hugz, Zandra♥

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Prima Doily #4 Rose Metal Die~Thank U Card

Just wanted to share with you what I did with the Prima Rose Doily die.  I took the negative parts to create this card using Prima’s collections:  Stationary’s Desk, Cartographer and the metal die.



Negative pieces from inside the two roses and the leaves.


I also, used the packaging from some of Prima’s small flowers.  It looks good like this and you could add a sentiment in the circle of the doily, but I choose to finish it like this:


I’ll show it on my show tonight for a better look.  ~♥Hugz, Zandra♥

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Graphic 45~Botanical Tea & Kraftex

Hi, just wanted to share with you a little gift I made for a friend using Graphic 45’s collection Botanical Tea and Kraftex
Here you could see I took a Graphic 45 tag I had and die cut a sizzix butterfly.  I cut the butterfly 3x from light chipboard and then cut one from kraftex to hold it altogether.  I glued Tim’s mirror paper to the front and added an oval mirror in  the middle with glossy accents
Added a coat of gesso to the back and rubbed steel blue Inka Gold Metallic Rub to the embossed butterfly.
Added some roses and a kratex butterfly to the front, as well as added distress paint/gesso to the wood piece.
I love the back as much as the front.  I also, sprayed the back and seam binding with Lindy’s Salt Water Taffy.  Have a great week.  ~♥Hugz, Zandra♥