Friday, October 13, 2017


     I used the BIGZ XL die from Sizzix.   Apron Box  was designed by Lori Whitlock for Sizzix. It measures 5" H x 4 1/4" W x  2 1/4" D.  It is filled with recipe cards that are 4" x  6". 
     The small roses are made with the 5 pedaled flower punch by 'ek' and glued onto end of paper clip.  

     Close up of chicken.  Touched up with fine glitter from Martha Steward.  Pattern is from a kit by Cheryl Seslar called 'Country Cluckers'.  You can find it HERE.  Grass is a die from Impression Obsession called 'Grass'.

                                                                  And here's the back.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017


     A fun way to recycle old CD's.  I designed this Mini Album as a project for the Papers n' Pixels crafting group.  I used the 'Pass It On' kit from Snickerdoodle Designs.  You can find it HERE.  The flowers and pearls are from my stash.

I first made the templates using Photoshop Elements 15.  Then printed on Reflections cardstock from Michaels.

     I used Elmers Quick Bond glue and glued all the front and backs at the same time.  Then glued a doily onto each side.  Trimmed the edges and burnished with 'Gathered Twigs' Distress Ink by Tim Holtz.

Page 1 is a round folder held together with a ribbon.  Showing here opened and closed.

Page 2 is a simple photo mat.  The butterflies are a Stampin' Up punch.  I had printed up extra background pages to use for them.

Page 3 is another mat folder.  Shown opened and closed.

Page 4 is photo mat holder.  Shown with a close up of the mat.

     Page 5 is another photo mat holder.  Shown with a close up of the mat.

                              Page 6 is a journal card.  Shown with a close up of the card.

                                                                       And here's the back.  

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017


     Here's my 'Altered Patron Bottle' filled with my favorite candy, 'Candy Corn'.  The flowers are called 'Spoon Flowers' because I used a measuring spoon to get the extreme curve to the petals.  Becca Feeken has a fun video HERE if you'd like to make some.

     I pretty must followed her directions.  Loved blending the inks with water.

     I used 'Tattered Florals' die by Tim Holtz.

After forming the petals,  I hot glued a round blue glass marble in the center. 

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     'Our Little Lamb' Onesie Mini Album was made exactly as the previous album.  The backgrounds and elements are from 'In The Meadow' kit by Nit Wit Collections.  You can find it HERE.  Size is also the same, 6 1/2'  x 6 1/2'.

     Two photos of pages 1 and 2.  The first is without the photo mats.  The second is with them.  Lots of fancy cutting! 

     The album is set up to be a 'First Year' of baby.  The small round cut outs are months one through twelve.  THAT is going to fill up fast! 

     And here's the back.  The envelope has a magnet closure and has an extra photo mat in it.  Also some strips of removable tape to hold photos in place...

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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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