Sunday, January 31, 2016

Happy Sunday!!

Happy Sunday once again! It has been an absolutely BEAUTIFUL weekend here in my neck of the woods. Temps are acting like it is Spring. Unfortunately they are not going to last. The cold is making its way back by Wednesday. :(
I am working on another file folder album like I did a few months back out of the Bella Rouge collection. Only this one is out of the Mon Amour collection from Graphic 45. It is GORGEOUS paper!! I did find the video tutorial that I used to put the folders together. It is from Joggles.com. I have posted the video below.
Also I will have several scrapbook items posted for sale on Sunday, February 21st. in the Cafe Store here on my blog. Be sure to CHECK it out!!

File Folder Tutorial

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Little Coffee Stained Journal Book

I hope everyone had a great New Years. I didn't make any resolutions as I normally would.  I just hope to make time for those things I enjoy doing in this new year.
 It has been a really cold day here in the Mid-West. Snowed first thing this morning, but didn't accumulate. Temps are to fall in the single digits tonight with wind chills to -10.  Brrrrr.  I think winter is definitely showing its ugly face!
 With that said, here is a little coffee stained journal book that I wanted to share with you today.  I used some Tim Holtz Correspondence paper along with those coffee stained papers.

 I used a book plate on the cover.
 Coordinating washi tape throughout.
 I even stained and baked the patterned paper.
 I did some stitching on the pockets.
 These are a few vintage tickets I picked up at the Two Friends and Junk sale.

 I love stained papers.

 More pockets.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Simple Stories "Legacy" Mini Album

Happy Sunday once again!  Here are a few photos of latest album I have completed. Because of an issue with iphoto these photos are not cropped. I did used the Legacy collection from Simple Stories. This is a BEAUTIFUL collection








Sunday, November 22, 2015

Bella Rouge Mini Album

Happy Sunday!! I want to wish everyone in the USA a Happy Thanksgiving this week. I can't believe the year is almost gone. I have a little mini I want to share. I used Prima's "Bella Rouge " collection. Have a great week!!

Bella Rouge Mini Album


Sunday, November 8, 2015

Mini Doodle Journal Books

Happy Sunday once again! I just wanted to share a few little books I finished up today.

Mini Doodle Books

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Mini Journal Books

Happy Fall!! 
I hope your day has been a GREAT one! I love the colors of fall. I have a beautiful tree in my front yard with the leaves a fantastic red color.
I just finished up some little journal books that I wanted to share. I used a tutorial from Jen Of Eves on YouTube. I have placed her link to that video in the description box.
Enjoy!!
Mini Journal Books

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Rare Oddities Paper Bag Album

Happy Sunday once again!!
I do hope that everyone is having a blessed day. I just completed a paper bag album that I wanted to share with you all today. I used the "large" or "jumbo" sized bags for this album along with Graphic 45's "Rare Oddities" collection. The album does measure 6"x 6" and holds 3 1/2"x 5" as well as wallet size photos.
Enjoy and have a great week ahead!!

Rare Oddities Paper Bag Album
 I did make this album with chipboard covers.
 I love little Tim Holtz "Flashcards".
 I placed a waterfall of (wallet size) photo mattes here.

 Lots of pockets and tags in the album.

 Another waterfall of photo mattes.
 Plenty of photo mattes.
 A little fussy cutting on the last page.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Handbag Mini Album

Happy Sunday once again
I have another video share for you. While I was searching YouTube for some "Bella Rouge" mini albums (I am about to purchase the Bella Rouge collection from Prima) and I ran across this video  that I just had to share. It is a handbag mini album from Ashmita Roy.
So cute I just had to share it. ENJOY!!

The Bella Rouge Collection

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Trimmer Blade Sharpening Share

Happy Fall!!
I wanted to post a quick video "how to" share. This was posted by The Cherry On Top earlier today. I plan on trying this out in the near future.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Prima's "Coffee Break" Mini Album

This is a 6 X 6 mini album made using Prima's "Coffee Break" collection along with Marion Smith's "Mad Tea Party". I love the colors used in this mini.

Front cover.
 All the mattes are wallet size.
 The colors are sooooo gorgeous.
 Added a little bling.
 There are several pockets in the album.
 A few pieces  from Marion Smith's "Mad Tea Party" here.
 More pockets.

 Back cover.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

MonaDori Travelers Notebook

Happy Labor Day Weekend!!
I wish everyone a safe and happy holiday. I wanted to share the MonaDori Travelers Journal/Notebook  that I received from Ramona Downing at Designs by Ramona on Etsy.  I love, love, love this notebook. Please visit her shop, I guarantee you will not be disappointed. Her etsy shop link:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/DesignsbyRamona107?ref=shopsection_shophome_leftnav

Be sure to tell her that Susie or creativecafegirl sent you!

MonaDori Travelers Notebook

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Gilded Lily Mini Album

Happy Sunday!!
I have finally finished the Gilded Lily Mini Album I have been working on the last few weeks. This album showcases some fine metals that I received from Angie Bell over at My Fairy Treasures. If you use the coupon code " BELL06 " you will receive 25% off your purchase.
Enjoy!


Sunday, August 23, 2015

Vertical Instax Mini Album

Happy Sunday!!
I have made a vertical Instax Mini Album for those tiny pictures I love so much. I used Marion Smith's " Junque Gypsy" 6 x 6 paper pad. The metals are from My Fairy Treasure.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/MyFairyTreasures


 I love these small pictures.
 Check out the metals. They are from My Fairy Treasures over at  Etsy.
 Love working with the small paper bags 

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Remembering Back

Happy Sunday once again! It was just a BEAUTIFUL day.
I spent the entire afternoon photographing all the historic buildings in my town. I plan to make a "Journey Through Time" journal book that one day my daughter can have and appreciate. I grew up going to a lot of these places that are no longer thriving. Nothing left but the building and I fear one day they will all be torn down one by one. I even drove out to the countryside to photograph my old home place (which is abandoned now). I had so much fun thinking back and revisiting old memories.
Where I live we have the Historic Rt. 66 that runs East and West along Interstate 44, and through town our Elm Street is Rt. 66, so I wanted to share a couple of these historic pics with you all.
The photo  to the right is the historic Munger Moss Motel (which is still open) and the photo  at the bottom is a sign that used to belong to an old cafe that sat beside a gas station that was called something like The Red Rocket. The old rocket is still there and located just a few feet from this cafe sign, except it has been painted white.



Sunday, July 5, 2015

Instax Mini Album Tutorial

Happy Sunday!!
I hope everyone had a GREAT 4th of July weekend. It has been perfect weather where I live. Couldn't ask for anything better.
I finally finished the Instax mini tutorial. Enjoy!

Instax Mini Tutorial

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Sweet Paris Instax Mini Album

Happy Sunday!
I wanted to do a quick share on the little album I made for those tiny Instax photos. I did use the "Sweet Paris" collection by Dove Craft. Also the small paper bags are from JilliBean and can be purchased from Walmart. This little mini holds 30 pictures, but could hold 40 if I were to attach one to the backside of the tag.

 This is a tiny book for tiny photos.
 I tied seam binding around each page.
This could be my favorite little book.
 I love the Instax photos.
 This is my crazy daughter.
 Here is one of the pull out tags.
 

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Primrose Paper Bag Album

Happy Sunday everyone!! 
Here is a paper bag album I made using DCWV's "The Primrose" collection. This collection is a beautiful vintage shabby chic. It has become one of my all time favorites.

 Michaels paper flowers on the cover along with a mini picture frame.
 A coffee stained doily adds some vintage flare.
 I added lots of seam binding.
 Love all those mini booklets and tags.
 Check out the paper bag edging.
 More tags for journaling.
 Beautiful colors in this collection.