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Monday, September 30, 2013

A Flip Mini Album!

I'm here to share a mini album I made using a video tutorial by Angelwings 14100 on You tube.  You can find her video by clicking the link...it is awesome and it worked up super easy.  It is full of places to put pictures in, and is perfect for my pictures of the Sisters Quilt Show that I went to with my wonderful mom!
 She calls this a "flip mini" and you will see why.  There are all sorts of flips and pages and pockets to use.  This is the first page opened...
 ...the left side opens (held closed with a magnet) to reveal another pocket..
 ...and then opens again toward the left to show yet another set of pockets.  This is only the first page!
 The middle section has a gatefold page that holds shut with a tab insert, and it is genius how she created this!
 This middle section gatefold opened.
 Then the middle section opens to the left to reveal waterfall pocket pages.
 Each page has a pocket on the front and a mat on the back.  The "pink" area can be used for journaling.  Then, there is the far right side of the book.  It has a pocket for a long tag.
 This page opens again to the right, to reveal another pocket assembly, that is closed by a magnet...
...then opens for more picture pages.

I used a paper pack by Cosmo Cricket.  I unfortunately can not recall the name of it.  I found it on clearance at Tuesday Morning for super cheap, and it is perfect for quilt show pictures I think. The paper pack came with all of the embellishments as well.  I also used Bazzill cardstock and distress ink by Tim Holtz.

Please go and check out her video, and have fun making it!!  I know I did!!

Stay crafty, my friends!!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

I made an album from a kit!

Hi all!  I am sharing with you today an album that I made from  a kit I bought last year at the CK convention that Jackie and I went to.  The kit is by Becca from Amazing Paper Grace.  I found the kit in the booth for Button Farm, and immediately snapped it up.  It came with stamps and a set of Spellbinders dies to help make the project.  I can't find the kit online anywhere...sorry about that.  But if you do find it, buy it, it is so darn cute.

So, without further ado...here it is.

 The covers are made with paper bag pieces with the handles, wrapped around chipboard.  The pages are made with patterned papers, and created to make pockets.
 Every page has a tag that has seam binding tied to it.
 All of the postage stamp frames are adhered on the bottom, with the photo turn on the top holding them closed, until you put the pictures you want into the album.
 One of the pages has a side pocket that houses a mini book within this mini album for more pictures.
 I love the papers in this collection...so fun!

Well, that's it...I hope you like it, I sure do.  I want to use this as a day journal.  Now I just need to plan a day trip!

Stay crafty, my friends.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Halloween Stamp 2nd Release

Hi Everybody!  I have been away for a little bit, because I went on vacation!!  WOO HOO!  Now I have a vacation scrapbook to tackle.  I am excited about that!  Of course, you will all get to see it when I am done!

I have several mini albums that I will be sharing really soon.  I'm doing walkthroughs as they are creations by other talented artists.  I also have a tutorial for my "A Perfect Day" mini album that will be coming very soon.  And, for those of you who love planners as much as I do...I have more planner pages and things to share with you.

But today, I want to let you know that the Sassy Six had a Blog Hop while I was gone.  They were celebrating Elsa's Stamps, the 2nd Halloween Stamp Release!!!  I wasn't able to be in this one, but the other gals did an AMAZING job showing off what they did with Elsa's incredible stamps!

She has a link to the page where you, too, can purchase some or all of these AWESOME designs, as well as all of the links for the gals in the blog hop.  Please do go and check this out!  And, stay tuned, as Christmas is just around the corner. 

I am getting all of my ducks in a row, and will be back soon with more crafty goodies for you.

Until then, Stay Crafty, My Friends!!!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

It's Halloween Season!!

Woo Hoo!  Halloween is here and do I have a surprise for YOU!!

Elsa, from Just a Few Designs has come out with her awesome line of 
 You are going to love these!!

The Sassy 6 are having a little blog hop to celebrate the stamps arrival, we sure hope you like it.  If you have come here by happenstance, please start at the beginning with Elsa.  I have a full list of  my Sassy Sisters at the end of the post as well.  

You should have reached me after enjoying the offerings at Linda's blog.  

Now, without further ado...here is what I created with Elsa's awesome stamp...

Introducing, "Venom"!

 I had so much fun making this card.  I have a full list of supplies used also at the end of the post.  I am new to coloring stamped images, and I think she turned out super cute! How could she not be cute, Elsa rocks this stamping stuff!!
 I used Stickles and glitter pens on the card for extra shine!
 Inside the card...
And I created an envelope for mailing.  The card is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".  I used my We Are Memory Keepers envelope creator board to make the envelope.  It is so easy!  

Now, please go see what Sherain has made with her stamp!!

The stamps are available now, go check out her site!!!  Just a Few Designs!

Here is the line up of my Sassy Sisters!

List of supplies used:

Stamps: "Venom" by Elsa at Just a few Designs (On sale now!)
Ink: Stazon
Distress Ink: Tim Holtz
Stickles: Tim Holtz
Patterned paper: Karen Foster, Heidi Grace and DCWV
Bling: Recollections
Gravestone Die: Spellbinders
Flower and Blood Drip Punch: Martha Stewart
Envelope: We Are Memory Keepers
Unknown: Crow, Doily, Cardstock
Chromatix: Mango 3, Grape 2, Chestnut 3, Evergreen 3
Touch: P81 Deep Violet, BR109 Pearl White
Copic: BV000 Iridescent Mauve
Atyou Spica: Clear, Silver, Lipstick
"Spooky" Sticker: Paper House

Monday, September 2, 2013

I fixed my Arc Planner

OK, so this has always bugged me.  I love my Arc planner, don't get me wrong, but what I didn't love is that the divider tabs are not long enough to extend past the pocket pages.  I don't know about you, but I like to have a pocket page in the section it belongs to, and to not be able to see the dividers was a pain.

I fixed it.

 Michael's was having a clearance on the dividers for their line of "Smash book" products.  They measure 6 1/2" wide (not including the tabs) x 8 3/8" tall.  So, I just cut a little off of the side, making them 6" wide (not including the tabs),  punched them with my Arc punch...
 ...and now I have divider pages that extend past the pocket pages, and not past the covers!
Look how pretty, I can see all of my tabs and get to each section quickly!  The labels that came with the Arc dividers fit into the new ones perfectly.  I used the same colors and there you have it.  I am so much happier with this!! YAY!

Stay crafty, my friends!