Sunday, June 28, 2015

Raining Cats & Dogs

This is my twist on the Garden Journal album by Terri Burnette.   I added my side pockets using a binding strip to make the  pockets larger so the photo matts slide a little
easier.  I used the same hidden hinge binding system to adhere the pages.  For me this is the fastest and easiest way to put an album together. 

I used the Raining Cats & Dogs paper collection by Graphic 45I love the bold colors used in this collection.
The album itself is built using black card 
stock, the patterned paper is inked using Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Brushed Corduroy.  I use this color to distress most of the pages in my mini albums.  It is a favorite. 

 I used the chip board pieces from the collection for my embellishments and did some fussy cutting of the pattern sheets to layer.  The tags are cut a parts from the collection.   

On the cover I colored paper flowers with watercolor markers.  These I hot glued on when dry.  I am pleased with the outcome.  Comments are appreciated.  Enjoy!

Garden Journal

This album was designed by Terri Burnette at Scrappn'Savvy in Spring, Texas, and offered as a class several months ago.  Terri has amazing talent and her albums are always beautiful.  

The cover has hand crafted and hand painted flowers and uses a feather die with dry embossing folder by Tim Holtz.  The enclosure has charms and ribbons.    
The picture does not do justice to the cover.  I am not much on using flowers or a lot of embellishments but this combo really makes the cover pop.  I loved painting the paper flowers,  something new for me.
 The name of the paper collection is Garden Journal by Bo Bunny.  The colors are soft and fresh, worked perfectly for a Spring album.  The frames and die cuts are also by Bo Bunny and are used throughout the
 album.  The majority of the tags are cut from the paper collection as well.   The album has only three pages but many pockets and flaps that will hold a lot of photographs and journal spots.  Magnets are used to keep these flaps closed.  

This album would be perfect for a mini wedding album or a destination album to display on a table.  Enjoy!

Newest Cards

It's been quite awhile since my last post.  Life gets in the way sometimes and posting is put on the back burner.  I have been busy with my StampinUp! business, doctors appointments and two very active grandsons.  There is still some time for card making, album making and classes at my favorite scrap store, Scrappn'Savvy.

The cards shown are my latest ones, they were fun to do but not the easiest cards to make in my humble opinion.  I was going to offer these as a class but after making them decided it would be too stressful.  All products used are Stampin'Up!  Great cards for our military!  Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Weekend Retreat

A group of friends went on a retreat this past weekend in a little town called Clute, Texas.  The retreat center is called Cutaway Lodge and about an hour South of Houston.  It is a small house that will sleep ten crafting adults

I can't tell you what a wonderful time we all had.  We had so much fun coming up with a name for our group of ten but I think we nailed it.  We are now the TenBFF's, now figure that one out!  

Each of us was responsible for a meal at the retreat, the recipes were simple yet very, very good.  Most came right from Pinterest.  We also celebrated Leisa's birthday.  It was like a little surprise for her.  We had cake! 

So much talent in the craft room and so many projects finished.  Of course, there was much laughter, a few movies, some teasing and of course lots of snacks and drinks.  We even shed a few tears as memories were shared.  

It was a totally awesome weekend.  Sorry no pictures this time, I forgot my camera, what a bummer!  Until next time.......  

Sunday, January 25, 2015


A friend needed to make a baby album for a shower coming up and asked me to build her the album.  She will do the decorating using the theme of the baby shower.  

The album is 6" X 8" and has a total of five pages.  This album is made of pocket pages with double tags in each pocket.  Tons of room for new baby photographs and journaling.  

 I used a zig zag punch throughout to add a boy feel to the album.  The inside front cover has a folded flap that will attach once the cover is completed.

 I used single and double pockets for tags, magnetic flap pages and several fold outs.

 Whatever paper line she uses to cover the  album will blend nicely as the album was built using cream card stock.
The back inside cover of the album will hold a side waterfall that will attach once the album is completed.  The album when finished will hold seventy plus photographs. 

I based this album from a video posted by Jenna over at Scrapbook Maven. 

Happy New Year!

First time on the blog since November so it was a struggle to get here.  My friend Ashley came to help me get back up and running.  Thanks so much, Ashley, I knew you could help me out.  Love ya!


Friday, September 19, 2014

Christmas Tags

I am having a Christmas Tag class next week and these are the tags that we will be making.  I spent all day yesterday holed up in the ARThaven putting these together.

All the paper, stamp sets and majority of the punches are by SU.
I did use Elizabeth Crafts Candle die for the sprigs and holly leaves and the Props 1, for the snowman hat and scarf.  The Jingle Bell punch is by Martha Stewart and the small Snowflake is a punch from Paper Studios.  

The box is a new die from Reverse Confetti that I decorated to hold all the tags.  It comes with a handle, bow, several sizes of circles and a mat for the front of the box that I used for the Santa Face tag. 
This box is a perfect size for a couple Hershey bars or flat treats and the Christmas Tags.  

The tags were fun to make and once started, I couldn't stop.  All the kits are cut and ready for the class next week.   


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