Saturday, March 31, 2018


     This is a Dimensional 'Free Standing Easel Card'.  It measures  6" x  6".  To create this I used 'Paprika' papers by Photo Play.  These papers are available at Scrap N Create.  

     I began by cutting the paper layers and folio with tag.  All the edges are burnished with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink by Tim Holtz.

     Here's the front of the card without the 'Sentiment Tag'.  Flower clusters are made by using  unknown leaf die, five pedaled flower die by EK,  tiny silk flowers from my stash and paper butterfly also from my stash.

                      This is the easel on the back made by using 'Easel' die by Tim Holtz.

     Close up of folio card with tag.  Sentiment reads 'Quick recovery wishes just for you'.

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Sunday, March 25, 2018


I created this 'Accordion File Folder' with a regular sized manila file folder.  It measures 4 1/2" X  7 1/2".  The instructions are from Splitcoast  Stampers and can be found HERE.  All the papers I used are from the 'Paprika' collection by Photo Play and those are available at Scrap N Create.  You can find them HERE

                                                             This is the back cover.

     This is a photo of the album opened up before backsides are glued in place.  All the edges are burnished with 'Wild Honey' Distress ink.  Smaller embellishments are stickers from the kit mounted on cardstock so they can be mounted with pop-up dots.  Circular mats are cut from 'Nesting Scallops' by Quickutz.

     These are pieces cut to be used for grass and roses on the cover.  The dies used are 'Grass' by Impression Obsession, 'Tiny Tattered Florals' by Tim Holtz and 'Five pedaled' flower by EK.

                               These are pages 1 and 2 after being glued to form folder.

                                                                Pages 3 and 4.

     These are the removable photo tags with a square for journaling.   Ribbons and pieces of colored yarns are from my stash.

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Friday, March 23, 2018


     I bought this kit at the 'Spring Fling' Retreat in San Clemente, Ca., March 2, 2018. Retreat was sponsored by Scrap N Create.  Art work is mounted on medium weight chipboard and measures 12" X 12".
     Designer is Tina Ollett at  '49 and Market'.  The papers are from 'Laws of Nature'.  More kits are available at Scrap N Create.
     Papers, ephemera cut out sheet, butterflies and flowers were all included in kit.  To color the lock and key I used gold Metallic Lustre by Deco Art as well as Wink of Stella for glitter.  I added a few extra embellishments from my stash:  Pearls, additional brown flowers by Recollections and green foliage made with 'Tiny Tattered Florals' die by Tim Holtz. All edges were burnished with 'Vintage Photo' Distress Ink.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018


     I created this album using 'Vintage Girl' papers by Photo Play.  They are available at Scrap N Create.  The album measures 6"X 6" with a 3" spine.  Cover is decorated with cardstock backed vintage frame from collection.  Flowers are a mix of 'Tiny Tattered Floral' die by Tim Holtz and roses from my stash.  Accented with rows of tiny pearls.

Inside front cover using cardstock backed stickers attached with pop-up dots.

     This is page one.  The pages are held in album using the hidden hinge technique that I learned from Ginger at My Sisters Scrapper.  Each page has an open end for a photo mat.  It is pulled out by using round tabs made with a die from Stampin' Up.  Each have a little pearl attached.  
     This page has an additional photo mat in the corner pocket.

     This page has a belly band holding two tags in place.  Bear is a two sided cupcake topper on a stick.  You can find them in many colors at 

                                  Page showing one of Vintage Girl's ephemeral cards.

     Center of book all opened up to show center pages with extra photo mats in the pockets and end flaps for journaling.

                                            Page with corner holders for large photo.

                                                       Page with belly band and photo tag.

                                                                  Inside back cover.

                                                 Cardstock backed sticker on the spine.

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Monday, March 12, 2018


     Splitcoast Stampers has instructions for making Easel Cards.  You can find them HERE.  I chose to make mine larger.  It measures 5" x  5".

     After opening, the front rests on a small support pad and stands up.  Thus, the name 'Easel'.  To create this card I used 'Paprika' papers from Photo Play.  You may purchase this line at 'Scrap N Create' which you can find HERE

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Friday, March 9, 2018

'BRAG BOOK' Mini Album

     Small Mini Album measures 4 1/2" x  5 1/2" with a 1/2" spine.  Tutorial is by Marla at Lake Avenue Designs.  You can find the video HERE.  I used the 'Fairy Dust' papers from Graphic 45.

                             Instead of using ribbon,  I designed a belly-band closure. 

     Here's the front two pages.  All edges are burnished with 'Vintage Photo' Distressed Ink by Tim Holtz.

     Here is the inside showing the photo mats.  The reverse sides of mats  have lines for journaling.  

     This is a close up of small '5 leaf flower punch' used in the corners.  Leaves are from an unknown dye.

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