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:

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.

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.

 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.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

An ABC Primer Paper Bag Album

Happy Sunday once again!!! It is just a BEAUTIFUL day here in Missouri. I hope you all are having a blessed day!!
I have been trying to finish up some projects that I had started in the past and have been sitting around undone for some time. Here is a paper bag album that I started around 2 years ago using leftover scraps from the "An ABC Primer" collection.

 I love this paper collection. 
 I have placed several wallet sized photo mattes in this album.
 Check out the ruler belly band.
 I stapled the tabs on these two mattes.
 A side pocket holds this little booklet.
 Personalize this mini with your name on the back cover.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Sweet Sentiments Folio Album

I have finally finished one of my albums that I had started some time ago and had to set it aside for one reason or another. It's a great little album to make. It was quick and easy. It is a great way to use up some of your left overs. Be sure to check out MySistersScrapper on YouTube. Enjoy!

Folio / Waterfall Mini Album

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Gentleman's Manila Folder Album

Happy Sunday everyone!!!
I hope that it is a beautiful day wherever you are. I feel as though I have been MIA for soooooo long.
I do however have a new album completed and wanted to share it with you.
I miss you all and I hope to post more often in the future. Enjoy!!

Front Cover
 I kept this album simple as it is for a young man.
 I have added a ton of photo mattes.
 Red, black and white are the theme of this mini.
 There a some great quotes throughout.
 Pockets, pockets and more pockets.
 Lots of journaling spots.
 I really live the black and red together.
 The back cover.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Menagerie/Wallflower Mini Album

I hope you all had a great Valentine's Day and that your Sunday has been a splendid one.
I have just completed an album using the 8 x 8 Menagerie paper pad along with a few pieces from the 12 x 12 Wallflowers pad from Tim Holtz
I apologize in advance for the lighting, it is a very cloudy and wintery looking day today. Anyway, enjoy!!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Once Upon An Eerie Tale Paper Bag Album

Here is a paper bag album that I made using up some of those scrap pieces of paper and chipboard tags.

 I used only seam binding to bind this album together.

 I added several photo mattes and tags through out.

 The colors are gorgeous in this paper line.

 More pockets and tags.