Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Scrapbook and Cards Today Spring Issue winner

The winner of last weekend's giveaway for the Scrapbook and Cards Today Spring Issue is . . . Faygie Fellig!  Congrats, Faygie!  I will try and contact to you to get your mailing address.  Or feel free to email it to me at

Saturday, May 7, 2016

National Scrapbook Day with a tutorial AND a giveaway!!

Well helloooooooooooooooo little neglected blog!  Remember me?  Thought I abandoned you, huh?  Hopefully I can get back to posting again occasionally.

Today is National Scrapbook Day, and there's some fun stuff going on over on the Scrapbook and Cards Today blog.  Head on over there for inspiration, challenges, and prizes!! The hourly posts started at 9:00 am this morning and will continue each hour until 9:00 pm tonight.

The theme of the day is "Inspired By".  Each of the Design Team member chose a layout from the SCT Spring issue that inspired them.  I was inspired by Paige Evans' "Rome" layout on page 67 of the Spring issue.  You can see Paige's beautiful layout in this post.

Here is my “inspired by” layout:

To make the circles, I first painted rows of rainbow colors on watercolor paper.   I tried to get them in order of how I was going to place them on the page so that could get some 2-toned circles for a slight ombre effect.

Once the paper was dry, I die-cut the circles using stitched circle steel dies.   A circle cutter or circle punches would also work.

I cut a strip of white cardstock about 5.5 inches wide by 12 inches tall, then I added the circles with 3D foam adhesive. I cut off the edges of the circles to get straight lines on both sides.  I then adhered the circle strip to my background cardstock and I was ready to complete my page.

Be sure to check out all the inspiring layouts, challenges and giveaways on the SCT blog today!

Speaking of GIVEAWAYS, would you like to win a copy of the Spring 2016 issue of Scrapbook and Cards Today?
To be entered to win, please leave a comment here before the end of the day tomorrow (Sunday).  Sorry, North American winners only.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Scrapbook & Cards Today

The Summer issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today is out, and it's fabulous!  It's chock full of beautiful and inspiring projects.

I had the pleasure of creating a two-page layout for the "3-Designer Challenge" article.  I got to play with fun products from Pink Paislee, Basic Grey, Jillibean Soup, Taylored Expressions, Carta Bella and Close to My Heart.  Here's my layout:

You can download a copy or order a subscription to the magazine on the Scrapbook & Cards Today website. Be sure and check it out!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Foster Puppy

Here's another layout I made with the My Creative Scrapbook main kit for April.  

For the past year we've been fostering rescue dogs (after they get rescued from the shelter and until they get adopted by their "forever families").  This is Minnie, a sweet little puppy who we fostered for about 4 weeks until she was adopted by a wonderful and loving forever family.  She definitely made a huge imprint on my heart, so I wanted to memorialize her memory in a scrapbook page.  There's a hidden journaling tab at the top right that tells the story about her. She was just as sweet as she looks in these pictures!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

My Creative Scrapbook April Kit Reveal

Hi everyone! Here is one of the layouts I created with the My Creative Scrapbook Main Kit for April. 

I had so much fun playing with this kit!  It's filled with a plethora of happy, fun products.  Here's a photo of the kit contents: 

You can buy this kit and/or any of the other beautiful monthly kits here:  My Creative Scrapbook.

I'll be posting the rest of my kit layouts and a tutorial in the coming days! 

Friday, April 3, 2015

My Creative Scrapbook -- Guest Designer

Knock, knock, knock . . . is this thing on?  Honestly, it's been so long since I've blogged that I sort of forgot how to work this blog thingie.  I'll figure it out as a I go along.

I'm thrilled to be  a guest designer for My Creative Scrapbook again this month!  I first had to clear the cobwebs out of my scrapbook room and dust off my scrapbook table, then I jumped right in! Here are some sneak peeks of the layouts I created with the April Main Kit:

You can check out the My Creative Scrapbook blog for more sneak peaks.  The full reveal will be on April 6th!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Technique Tuesday stamps and dies

I recently had the pleasure of working with some of Technique Tuesday's stamps and dies from their new Memory Keepers Studio and Fresh Cut Studio monthly programs.  They sent me the Picture Perfect stamp set and the coordinating Folding Banner die set.  These awesome stamps and dies are perfect for traditional scrapbooking, pocket scrapbooking, AND cardmaking!  Here's a layout I created with the goodies:

I used the stamps the dies to create the frames, tags, folded banner, and label.  To make the colorful background, I painted watercolor paper with a mix of Gelatos, watercolor pencils, watercolor crayons, and watercolor paint, then I punched circles from the colorful swatches.  For a little sparkle, I added glitter to some of the circles.  

I couldn't let the leftover watercolor and glitter circles go to waste, so I used them on a card.  I used the picture frame and "hello" stamps from the Picture Perfect stamp set, and the banner die from the Folded Banner die set.

Thank you, Technique Tuesday, for letting me play with your adorable stamps and dies!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Scrapbook & Cards Today

Happy summer, everyone!  I've been thoroughly enjoying these lazy days of summer . . . sleeping in, spending more time with my kiddos, hanging out at the pool, and just relaxing. 

Here's a layout I created that was published in the current Summer 2014 issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today.  Scrapbook & Cards Today is a gorgeous publication AND one of the last remaining paper scrapbook magazines, so it's an honor to be included.   

If this layout with the escaping butterflies looks familiar, it's because it's a slight variation of a layout I created  in February 2014 called  "Remember This", which has been widely circulated around the internet and frequently copied (usually with credit given to me, but sometimes without credit given . . . *sigh*).

I still have a whole bunch of Queen & Co. projects I created earlier in the year but haven't shared yet, so I'll be sharing them . . . eventually. :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner!

I know everyone is anxious to find out the two winners of the Creative Spaces Vol. 3 special issue AND the Kaisercraft House of Drawers (one assembled and one not assembled).  So without further ado, the winners of the random drawing are . . .


Congrats ladies!  I will try and contact you through your links to get your full mailing information, but if I'm not able to reach you, please contact me (email on the right hand bar).  Thanks for playing, everyone!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Creative Spaces Vol. 3 Blog Hop, plus TWO GIVEAWAYS!

The latest edition of Creative Spaces is out! 

Where you create can definitely inspire what you create, and this best-selling special issue is back again with even more room inspiration, storage and d├ęcor projects, and behind-the-scenes peeks at dozens of crafting spaces. We'll also show you how to get these inspiring looks with easy and inexpensive do-it-yourself approaches that are both beautiful and practical. No matter how your space is sized, Creative Spaces will help you make the most of what you have.

You can purchase a copy of the issue here:  Get ready to drool over all the gorgeous craft spaces! 

This fabulous issue includes many great ideas for craft room storage and decor.  I had the pleasure of decorating a Kaisercraft House of Drawers that appears in this issue. The set of drawers came unassembled, so I first assembled the pieces to get this:

Then I altered it with Melissa Frances papers and other goodies and this was my final result:


GIVEAWAY:  The generous gals at Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking are allowing me to give away prizes to TWO of my blog readers.  One winner will get the assembled version of the Kaisercraft House of Drawers (the plain, undecorated version shown two photos above, not my altered version immediately above), and the other winner will receive the unassembled version that needs to be constructed.  BOTH winners will also receive a copy of the issue!  To be entered to win, please leave a comment here on this post before Sunday, June 28th.  Sorry, the prizes can only be shipped to US addresses.

If you're following along the Blog Hop, here is the list of participants:

Stacy Cohen--You are here!

Don't forget to leave a comment here for a chance to win either the assembled or unassembled Kaisercraft House of Drawers, plus a copy of the new Creative Spaces Vol. 3 issue (US residents only). 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014


I'm breathing a big, happy sigh of relief today.  The past 8 months have been extremely busy and stressful for me -- mainly because of rigorous work demands.  Then when that finally calmed down, my oldest daughter had a health scare that required a medical procedure.  Thankfully she is fine now!  I feel like I can finally take a little breather for a while.  I'm hoping to spend the next few months recharging my battery a bit.

Here is a rainbow card I made using the new Queen & Co. washi tapes and gems. 

It was a little hard to photograph because of the white on white letters (cut with My Favorite Things dies), but you get the picture.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The first of many rainbow layouts and cards

I've always loved rainbow-colored layouts and cards, and recently I got on a huge rainbow kick when I was asked to design projects for Queen and Co.'s booth at CKC and the Scrapbook Expo.  Here is one of many rainbow scrapbook pages I created. 

I used Queen and Co's new washi tapes, buttons and gems to compliment a big black and white photo.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Four of Us

A quick little share for the day . . .

I used Queen and Co.'s new bling and flowers.  I'm in love with these new felt flowers! 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Corset Card

Happy Monday, everyone!  Need a cute card or invitation for a bridal or bachelorette shower/party?    Here's a cheeky card I made using Queen & Co's new Glitter Studs, Rock Candy and twine. 

My daughters saw this card after I finished it and they both immediately said "Ewwwwwwww . . . that's inappropriate!!"  Yes, my little girls, keep thinking that until you're adults and married. ;)

To make the corset, I used a template I found through Pinterest (gotta love Pinterest!).  Pinterest took me to this downloadable template posted on Filckr:  CORSET TEMPLATE  If you scroll through the Flickr photos, you can find the various parts and sizes along with the instructions.  The Flickr page says this template was created by "Valerie", and a Google search led me to conclude that her full name is Valerie Brincheck.  Hopefully this is the proper credit for this adorable corset template. 

This corset would be cute for a Valentine's Day or Anniversary card too, don't ya think?

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

"Magic" cards

Queen & Co.'s Magic collection isn't just for Disney scrapbook layouts.  I used the products to make a couple of cards.  Both of the cards are somewhat generic, but I was thinking of Minnie Mouse's skirt when I made the paper ruffles on the first card below.

That's all for today!