Monday, June 26, 2017


     This is a 'Onesie Mini Album'.  It is about  6  1/2 " x  6  1/2".  The idea came from a video by Charlene Gibson.  You can find that HERE.  
     I traced a pattern from my computer screen.  Scanned and brought it into Photoshop Elements to size and print papers.
     I chose 'You Are A Masterpiece' by Snickerdoodle Designs for all the background papers and elements.  You can find that kit HERE.

     I cut the basic shapes out of left over cereal boxes.  For adhesive I brushed on Mod Podge.

     This is what the printing page looks like before I cut everything out.

     The photo mat is printed right on with the page background.  It measures 3" x  3 1/2".  The elements are sized to fit around photo mat and fancy cut out.  All the edges are burnished with 'Gathered Twigs' Distressed Ink by Tim Holtz.

     The elements are attached around photo mat using pop up dots so the pics can set inside and under the elements.  Pic template will measure 2 1/2" x  3".

     I accented the elements with different sized pearls and rhinestones.

     And here's the back.  Word art is made with alpha's from 'Cottage Garden' kit.  I don't know the designer.  I used 2" O-rings and added a bow with complimentary colors.

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Friday, June 9, 2017


     I made this 'Collage' to hold some pics of my Road Trip home to California.  It measures 10" w by 12" h.  Blocks of  wood cut to measure 4"x  4", 4" x  5" and 4" x  6" were stained with Thompson water sealer.  I used hot glue to attach them together. 

     Holes were drilled in the top for the flowers.  I used 'Nature Sketchbook Collection'  papers by Graphic 45 for the flowers and the grass.  All the dies and punches are the same ones I used to make 'Forever Garden' on my October 10, 2016 posting.  Butterflies were from my stash and mounted on tiny 16 gauge wire.

                                         This is a close up of the sign in the left hand corner.

                                                              And here's the back side...

     This is a 'Single' picture frame.  It measures about 7" x 7".  Same flowers and grass as above.

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Thursday, April 6, 2017


      'Frilly and Funkie' is sponsoring a challenge that wants 'numbers' to be used in the project.  I have chosen to create this 'Wookey House' made with wood blocks.  They are not always perfectly shaped...but always fun!  
     If you would like to join in on the fun and a chance to win a $25 spending spree at 'Frilly and Funkie' you can find information HERE.  

                             I started with cutting my blocks of wood in the shape of a house.

     I used Gesso to paint all the edges and covered that up with black water based paint.

     Using Mod Podge, I attached cardstock weight paper to the pieces.  The base is setting up on four round wooden pegs.

     The Bingo themed elements and signs came from clip art on the internet.  I burnished all the edges with Tim Holtz Fired Brick and Crushed Olive Distress Inks.

                                        This is a close up of the chimney and it's 'Bingo Cage'.

                                                                One side of the House.

     This is the back of House and the other side as well.  I used 'Tiny Tattered Florals' die by Tim Holtz for the patches of grass and 'Grass' die from Impression Obsession for the long grass.

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Friday, March 3, 2017


     This is a mini photo album made using regular clear plastic CD covers.  There is a video by Joann on how to make this HERE.  I followed all her instructions for construction but my template measurements are a little different.  The 'new document' measurements in Elements only set up in 1/4" increments.  So I did some trimming of templates before attaching them.

    I used scissors for cutting out all templates.  I burnished all the edges with Distress Ink Gathering Twigs by Tim Holtz.  

     I placed my cover on the top of CD.  In place of 'gift card' page that Joann made, I made a page for the back of inside front with a sentiment from the collection.  I chose the digital kit 'Love Yourself' by Karen at Snickerdoodle Designs.  You can find that kit HERE.

     I used Stampin' Up cardstock 'Vanilla' for the photo mat pages.  Again burnishing all edges and score lines.

                            Here's the back of Album.  This back page is mounted on the outside.

Template measurements for Element users:  (Be sure to trim to fit before gluing onto CD)
     Front Cover:  Cut one at 5"wide x 4.75" high
     Inside Back Cover:  Cut one at  6" wide x 4.5 " (Score 1/4" from both ends)
     Back of Inside Front: Cut one at  5" wide x 4. 75 high
     Photo Pages:  Cut 2 pieces of 4" x  12" card stock (Score at 4" and 8")
     Mat:  Cut one at 4.25" x  4.25" (This is placed in the middle of inside back cover)
     Back Outside Cover: Cut one at  5.5"wide x 4.75" high
     Photo mats:  Cut 9 at  3.75"x 3.75" (Mount these mats onto card stock squares before attaching to Album. 

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Sunday, February 19, 2017


     Using the Envelope Punch Board by We 'R' Memory Keepers I made this little 'treat'
 box.  It measures 3 1/2" x 3" and is 1 1/2" thick.  There is a very helpful video HERE.
     All the edges are burnished with Gathered Twigs ink by Tim Holtz.

     I packaged up cookies for this 'treat'.  The belly bands decoration is made with Nesting Scallops die also from We 'R' Memory Keepers.

                                               Cookies all tucked in and ready to go. 

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017


     Picture frame made of wood and scrapes of paper.  It was really designed around a clip art image I found of this darling 'sleepy eyed' owl.  Where else? ... on Pinterest.  Finished measurements are 7 3/4" tall x 4 3/4" wide.
     The flowers are made by using a five petaled punch by 'ek'.  They are then burnished with Brocade Blue ink from Stampin' Up and mounted on floral wire.  Then set in holes drilled in wood. 

     Wood pieces are old rubber stamps.  I just prided the rubber stamp piece off and covered the blocks with scrapes of paper.  The photo mat was run through an embossing folder.
     The various clumps of flowers, stars and grass were made using five different dies:   Tiny Tattered Florals by Tim Holtz, Grass by Impression Obsession, Make a Wish by Spellbinders and Stars by Stampin' Up.

     Close up of clip art.  I cut out two and glued them together, burnished the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and mounted on floral wire.  It sets in a hole drilled into the top of wood. 

                                               Close up of owl image on the bottom. 

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Saturday, January 14, 2017


     This is my 'New Years' Twist-n-Pop card.  It measures 4"x 6" and is shown here with a matching belly band.

     Basic card is made by following the directions from a video by Collette Mitrega.  You can see that HERE.  

     This is the inside of the card.  I chose digital kit 'Celebrate Life' by Snickerdoodle Designs to create the various panels.  You can find that kit HERE.

     The four Pop-Out panels were designed on panels measuring  2 1/2" x  3 1/2"  and then cut down to  2 3/8" x  3 3/8" to fit sections on card.  The card front measures about 3 1/2" x  5 1/2".  Both were printed on glossy photo paper.

     Front and back covers are designed on 4" x  6"  panels and then cut down to fit card base.  Printed on Stampin' Up card stock.  I burnished all the edges with Distress Ink Black Soot by Tim Holtz.

     Belly band measures about 1 1/2" x 10 1/2" and was printed using glossy photo paper.  Again, the edges were burnished with Black Soot.


                                   Various sized butterflies from kit measure 1 1/2" to 3".

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