Saturday, January 21, 2012

Lookie What I Got

As promised below are the tags that I received in my Tag Swap.  I met up with the girls at the Paper Niche last night and we swapped our tags.  I love all my tags and the ladies did such an awesome job on them all.  I had a very good time and I even got some scrapping time in. 

Starting from the top and to the right:

2.  Liz: 
5.  Me :)

Such talented ladies!! Thank you!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Scrapstreet EZine Spring 2012 Call

Do you want to get published at Scrapstreet?  I am having a call for Spring.  Make a card, layout, or altered (album) item with a "Timeless" theme and send it in.

Here is the call:

"Timeless. It’s a new year, where has the time gone? Get out your clocks,
time pieces, and clock images to create a timeless layout, album or card.
Take back some time by remembering the past with a time inspired theme."

Deadline is midnight February 18th for all calls.

Please send your work to

Please send a separate email for each submission you would like to be
considered for publication. Please keep the image size around 600 x 600

Check out more call at Scrapstreet

Thank you!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tags with Wings

I was invited to do a tag swap with some girls from my local store - The Paper Niche.  The theme is ''Wings.''

I thought about doing angel wings but figured most of the girls would do that so I decided to go a little off path and made Butterfly wings instead. 

Manilla Tag measures 3 1/8 by 6 1/4

I used the Fiskars "threading water" punch and added layers of paper at end of tag then finished it with the last layer of trim from fancy pants.  This is one of my favorite trims.

I cut out a heart to fit the Maya Road tin out of Vintage Blue "stripe" paper then I used my melting pot and heated up Utee.  I dipped the heart into the Utee.  I added stickles around the inner heart to fill any "gaps" then I popped up and layered my butterfly.

Products Used:
Maya Road heart Tin
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Cuttlebug butterfly die
K & Company script paper
Glitz Designs "Vintage Blue"
Glimmer Mist "Attic Blue" and "Sunflower"
Cuttlebug "dots" embossing folder
October Afternoon "kitchen cupboard"
Jenni Bowlin "Haven"
May Arts brown organza ribbon
Fancy Pants trim
Petaloo flowers
Zva leaves
Mark Richards bling
office tag
jewerly tag
Tsukineko "jumbo java"
Ranger "silver" stickles
Fiskars "threading water" border punch

Sunday, January 15, 2012

7 Gypsies Photo Tray and Monthly Kit

Altered items make great gifts. I made this photo tray for my niece, who is all grown up now. I thought it would be nice for her to have a picture of her and her mom (my sister) when she was only 9 months old.

I used the Paper Niche Monthly design team kit for January. It is full of paper and embellishments. The 7 Gypsies 4x6 Photo Tray was not included in the kit, but I’ve wanted to make a photo tray for a long time and thought it would make a great birthday gift for my niece.

I used mostly the Glitz Girls “Vintage Blue” collection which was included in my kit as my back ground 4x6 matts. Then I added the peek-a-boos transparencies to give my background an easy and pretty extra layer and pattern. I then used the October Afternoon Farmhouse “clothesline”paper and cut out the flags, and added pretty ribbon to string along the front of the tray.

The journaling card is from Prima and the background from Glitz Designs. The flowers are prima also. The key was given to me at CHA but can't remember what booth.

The poem on the upper right is from the Glitz Design peek-a-boo vintage blue collection.

You should try making a photo tray; it was fast and I think makes a great gift. One tip I can give you on the photo tray is to "pop" up your matted photos. Happy Scrapping.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Layout with Prima

Hi, here is another layout that I designed for the Paper Niche using their monthly kit.  This pic was also taken at the farm for the Johnson reunion.

Most of the paper I used on this layout is from Prima Marketing.  I also used my zutter distresser (yes noisy but efficient).  Notice how I "framed" my layout and mitred the corners then added eyelets.  Its an old trick I use to use from the old days ...

On the corner I used some Jenni Bowlin paper and diecut about 7 flowers, then glimmer misted them, stacked them and added a small brad in the middle.  Then I crunched them and heat set them dry.  I love the crunching part. 

I received a pack of pretty Prima buttons, tiles and flowers from my kit; so I stacked them in the corner.  I also added a strip of Jenni Bowlin towards the bottom of my layout to ground my page with the black.  This grouping also extends your field of vision, otherwise your eye would go to what is inside the "frame" especially since most of the colors are muted. 

Happy Scrappin and dont forget to go to the Paper Niche blog to see what the other ladies have designed for you.

Sunday, January 08, 2012

@ the Farmhouse

This picture was taken (a while ago) @ our grandparents farmhouse in Minnesota.  We went there for their 60th wedding anniversary and family reunion. 

I created this layout for the Paper Niche Design Team

added beautiful prima flower then used some Jenni Bowlin paper and diecut flowers, then glimmer misted the petals, and layered to make a ruffle flower.

Cut out the banner image then added more flags to layer on top for a 3D effect.  Added rock candy to flags then some tassle trim ribbon.

I used the design team kit and this layout has a mixture of prima, glitz girls, october afternoon and Jenni Bowlin.

Friday, January 06, 2012


Hi there, it's that time again.  Today I am showing you a banner I made with the Paper Niche Monthly kit (on sale now).

January's kit features

Paper - Ocotber Afternoon, Jenni Bowlin, Prima, and Glitz

Embellishments - Prima flowers (2), Glitz tini alpha, Glitz stickers (Peekaboo and Paper Layers), Webster Pages sparklers, crepe paper, Maya Road chip board letters, Prima bling tiles and buttons, and yummy candy from the candy bar.

Ribbon - 5 yards ribbon from Maya Road, American Craft, and Prima

*The kit is packaged in a beautiful printed paper bag that can be incorporated into any of your layouts.*

I made this banner using the quick quotes tags I had from a while back and the mostly the Jenni Bowlin collection along with prima flowers, crepe paper, prima bling, tiles, buttons and of course some ribbon.  For technique I used distressing, inking lots of glossy accents, glitter and some rock candy.

Please check out the Paper Niche blog to see what the other designers have created for you.  Be back later to show you some layouts and altered item I made with my kit.

Happy Scrappin

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Weave It

The new January edition of Scrapstreet is out!

If you haven't read this magazine yet, make it your New Years favorite.  This mag is loaded with lots of examples, fun articles and a Free Digi kit!

I wrote an article on revising the old (but still cool) technique of weaving.  Go here to read my article and see all the submissions using this technique.  WEAVE IT

This is the example I made for my article using the weaving.  It's my fresh new idea book for 2012!


Idea Journal by Veronica Johnson

Supplies: Paper: Webster’s Pages, BasicGrey, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Ribbon: May Arts, Buttons: Webster’s Pages, Alphabet: American Crafts, Jillibean, Chipboard: Jenni Bowlin, Tape: 7 Gypsies, Leaves: Zva Creative, Wood Spool: Maya Road, Other: canvas, metal clip, eyelets, netting, yarn, crystals. Tools: Stamps: Inkadinkado, Other: sewing machine.

Design Notes: I wove several different elements together to give the journal a “want to touch” it feeling. This is my inspiration journal; therefore I wanted to make sure the surface portrayed my personality. It’s a little bit of everything.

Journaling: My Scrapiness.

Hope you enjoy my article and the Scrapstreet mag.  Happy Scrappin in 2012!
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