Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!!

Happy Resurrection Day!! 
I hope that you all have a BLESSED day on this Easter Sunday.
Just a quick note:
I had planned on getting the binding tutorial up by now, but  I find myself falling behind once again. I do hope to get it done sometime in May. I have a custom ordered album and a DT project for Angie over at My Fairy Treasures to complete first, so look for those two things in the very near future.


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Botanical Tea Envelope Mini Album

Happy Tuesday everyone!!
I wanted to share my latest album using the Botanical Tea collection from Graphic 45 and a fantastic tutorial from Cassie Keith on YouTube.
Here is the link to Cassie's tutorial : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwKnsz9-_5o


Botanica Tea Mini Album

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Mini Album Booklet Tutorial

Happy Sunday!!! I hope your day is going great. I have the booklet tutorial uploaded and wanted to share it with you. I will be doing a binding tutorial in the next 2 to 3 weeks. Enjoy!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Vintage Love Story Journal

I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful Sunday!!  I just finished my "Vintage Love Story" Journal Book in which I used some awesome metal pieces from  myfairytreasures.etsy.com   I love the way it finished out. Angie from over at myfairytreasures asked me to be a guest designer for February and I fell in love with her product. Please be sure to go and check her Etsy shop out. Her prices are reasonable and you I assure you that you won't be disappointed.

Here are some of the metals from myfairytreaures.etsy.com.
The front cover. Vintage love! 
I created a pocket for the envelope that has a butterfly metal piece and on the upper left side you will see a long flower metal piece also. Simply elegant!!

Plenty of tags in this journal.
I did add a few of Prima's tag pieces in the book.
Here is a metal key from myfairytreasures shop.

Plenty of places to write your plans for Sun. thru Sat.

Very Vintage pages.

Pages for just journaling.

More journaling pages.
Both top and bottom pages hold envelopes hat have the beautiful metal pieces.
Look at the bottom right and you will see a long flower metal piece.


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Typography Mini Album

Here is the Typography Mini Album that I finished up this last weekend. It is made just like the Couture album with just a couple of differences. Both these collections were so much fun to work with.
 It has a twine binding with some seam binding.
 There are several booklets and photo mattes.
 Added a large pocket to place photos in.
 Very interactive.
A kraft envelope holds 4 tags.
 Lage pocket here holds a flip photo matte.
Back cover.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Couture Mini Album

Happy Super Sunday!! I have finally completed the "Couture" and "Typography" albums that I have been working on the last several weeks. I am going to post the Couture Mini today and then the Typography Mini I will post in the next couple of days.   I made them just alike for the most part but there are a few differences.
One quick note:
 I will be guest designing for "My Fairy Treasures" this month. Angie has some awesome metal pieces that will just WOW you and her prices are GREAT!! Be sure to swing over and check out her Esty store and at the end of the month come back here to see the completed project showcasing some of those GORGEOUS pieces.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/myfairytreasures
 NOW for the "Couture" Mini Album:
 Above is the front cover. I used a twine binding.
 This album is quite interactive.
 Lots of booklets and pockets.
 Seam binding is everywhere!
 Maya Road envelope that holds some tiny tags.
 Just a pretty page.
Back cover.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Wondering??

Hope you all are having a GREAT Sunday. It is a beautiful 61 degrees today, but tonight the bottom drops out and the high tomorrow is only going to be 17 degrees. CRAZY!!!
I wanted to share a few thoughts I'm having. I would like to find a place or meeting room in St. Louis, Mo sometime in July to have a get together scrapbooking day. No charge for anything, just everyone bring their favorite paper collection and embellies, tools, adhesive and such and hang out and make an album together. If I can get 5 or more people interested that would be great. Let me know if that would be you. 

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Happy Sunday!!

Happy Sunday everyone!! I hope that your day has been a crafty one. I have spent most of the day in my craft room working on the two albums that I had started a week or so ago using the Couture and Typography collections.What fun!!  G45 is still on my # 1 favorites list. I just love every collection they create.
I wanted to post a video I found on YouTube from Pocketfullofvintage. She has made a junk journal using old book covers and sewn inserts. This is definitely on my list of MUST DO's. This video is part 6 of a 6 part series. I chose this video so that you could see the journal. It is FABULOUS!! Enjoy!

Pocketfullofvintage Junk Journal



Sunday, January 5, 2014

Happy Snowday, oh I mean Sunday!! We are getting 
plummeted with snow and freezing wind chill temps here in
South Central Missouri. I know that to be the case for a lot 
of you in the States. Stay warm and be safe!!!


Monday, December 16, 2013

Smash Book Swap Album

I was in a December Smash Book swap and wanted to share a few pages from the album I made for my swap partner.

 I used some creative quotes from Canvas Corp.
 BoBunny's "Misc. Me" is mostly used in the album.

 I added several post cards in the book.

 I used Recollections Kraft envelopes throughout.

 I also used 7gypsies papers in the album.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

A Dickens Christmas Carol Mini Album and Junk Journal

Here are two albums I made using Dreamz Etc.'s  "Dickens Christmas Carol" digital download paper kit. Be sure to check out Jen's Esty shop:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/dreamzetc

A Dickens Christmas Carol Mini Album
The cover has a flip page that opens to reveal a photo matte.
I used various patterned papers.
Lots of tags.
I used a black policy envelope to create a pocket to hold memorabilia.
A big booklet tied closed with seam binding.
Great images.
The back cover.

A Dickens Christmas Carol Junk/Smash Journal Book

 Coffee stained papers and mini manilla folders throughout the journal.

 More of Dreamz Etc. images.

 Corrugated board throughout as well. 

 Plenty of tags.

 No shortage of journaling spots.

 Kraft envelopes and burlap inserts.
 The back cover.