Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Happy to be Guest Designing!

Hi there! I am so thrilled to be here to share some creations with you today! Thanks to Bonnie and Erika for inviting me!! And it's organization week? Too cool!! I'll have to share an organizing tip of my own with you today too!!

First, a little bit about me...

I'm Tina! I'm 34 yrs old and live in beautiful New Brunswick, Canada with my hubby of 10 years and our 5 beautiful children! Life is busy but exciting around here!! Scrapping is my release from every day reality! I've been scrapping for over 7 years. I draw my inspiration from life around me!! Everything from the looks on my children's faces, to their clothes, to music we listen to and emotions in our daily life! My style is hard to pinpoint... but is kind of romantic, clean and simple. I love distressing, B&W photo's and journaling strips!! I have the honor of designing for some fabulous companies... Helmar, Magistical Memories, Simply Renee: Clip-It-Up, Best Creation and Spellbinders!

I'm a Layout gal... I can do cards and altered items if need be, but layouts are where my heart lies... I love the photo's and the journaling... this is what it's all about for me! :) That is they WHY behind doing what I do!

So today I have 3 projects to share with you... one card, one layout and one off the page project! I'll show you 2 on the blog here today... then you'll have to hop on over to my blog for the third project... AND for a chance to win some yummy ribbon! :)
Enough talking... on with the show!
First up is a gift bag created using a plain ole' brown paper bag. I tied a bow using lace and satin ribbon... Sure does dress up a plain ole' bag!!

For my second project, I have created a card. I love texture on my work, so for this card I did some pleating. To hold the pleats, I used Helmar 450 quickdry. It's fabulous... and it dries invisible!!

For the third, you're going to have to drop by my blog... But here's a peek for you...
As I mentioned above, I am a designer for Simply Renee: Clip-It-Up. Today just happens to be my day for posting on their blog as well!! Feel free to check out my project on there... (Will be up later in the morning) it happens to have just the slightest piece of RRR lace on it! :) There are also some more organizing tips!
Before I go, I'll share a little tip with you. One thing that I love is binder rings... I love to group my laces or ribbons together and hang them on my clip-it-up using a binder ring! (See more details on the Simply Renee blog)
These binder rings can also hang from hooks on your wall, from a rod of any sort... I love that I can keep things organized by color, brand, kit... however I want! (I have the fabulous 36 inch ribbon organizer, but I have to wait until my new scrap space is finished being renovated! )
Hope you have been inspired by my projects today... and that my organizing tip is a help for you!! Remember... drop by my blog for a chance to win some... what is it? RIBBON!!!!
Until Next time... Happy Scrapping!
Tina McDonald


  1. Love your projects... love your organized ribbons... mine are just in basket... very messy!

  2. Thanks a lot for your input, it´s always nice to hear things from another point of view too, nd your idea is great. I loved your creations too, they´re really awesome and I loved the colors, and your use of lace. I love that.
    It has been so great with all the storagetips, we´ve got here the ast time, and I´m looking forward to get to try some of them out here. Thanks sooo much girls.

  3. lovely projects and thanks for sharing the organizing tips!!

  4. very beautiful cards! will go to your blog to see more...
    thanks to share with your orhganizing idears

  5. beautiful projects Tina. Thank you so so very much for being our Guest Designer today. Love your work!!!

  6. Tina Your projects are fabulous!!! Love the clip it up to, the idea of being able to hang it up on anything could come in quite handy!! Thanks
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  7. How fun to have you as a guest today-you are such an inspiration on Simply Renee- Clip it Up.
    Thanks for sharing sweetie

  8. such beautiful the dressed up paper bag! great idea...& love your ribbon storage too! hugs!

  9. Beautiful projects Tina! I especially love that gift bag - so elegant and fun :) I do have a Clip-It-Up which I love and I have used binder rings on it, but usually for things other than ribbon. I am definitely going try your method of ribbon storage with these. Thanks for the inspiration! Now I am off to your blog to check it out :)

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  10. Some gorgeous creations you have there Tina! TFS :)

  11. Love your gift bag and your cards, so cute!! The clip it up looks great but since I don't have the space I use the ribbon rings instead..


    {Pattie's passion}
    I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!

  12. Oh I so love all your cards dear and the ribbon use. Thanks so much for sharing your ribbon organizer. Love those clips must try to find some. Hugs

  13. Such pretty projects :)

    and I love your storage - I like the idea of a ring binder best of all I think - its nice to see your ribbons on display.



  14. nice project & excellent thinking for this work…….:)


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