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.

                                                        Thanks for stopping by...