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Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Mini Album with Holding Box

This mini album was inspired by seeing a video from the Scrap Queen. They way she transformed a plain sheet of regular letter paper into a four page mini sleeve was fantastic and I just had to use it.

The paper line is Prima Misty Rose along with the many embellishments that come with the lines. I will never poo-poo on the those journalling tags again as they are the perfect fillers for mini album, card front and more!

Nothing but the empty packaging left!

All the tags for the inner pockets!

Forgot to show this little note book created to hang off the side of the box in the video

Check out this cover! Sewed on fabric that matches the line perfectly. You can see the  little note book tucked in

Absolutely love how this turned out and the best part...It is for sale! Zip me an email if interested in purchasing.

The video that walks you through the album can be found HERE

Saturday, 16 February 2019

Simple Things

This paper line is very old...called "Documented" by Simple Stories. It's the kind of paper pattern that you don't throw out a scrap! Have enough left over for a few more small projects.

I used lots of sewing, fussy cutting, washi tape and embellishments from my stash.

This layout features our son enjoying the simple company of a pup. Love it and love him!!

Sunday, 10 February 2019

Life is a Journey

Created with Carta Bella "Travel Stories" this page was created with our Son as the subject. So proud of the man who will always be "my boy" <3.

I used thin dies from my stash for the birds and gears. Everything else came from the collection. Technique used was layering.

Sunday, 3 February 2019

Just Be You - Folio #5

Paperline used in this folio is "Just be you" by Echo Park. I love the soft pastel colors and the positive messages written all over the paper and on the embellishments.

After it was complete I knew the person whom I was going to gift this to and didn't want to post until she received it. Got the word this evening that delivery was successful so here is the view, page by page and flip by flip!

Just like all the other folio's this holds many photo's!

Check the video out here to watch the live version of showing it.

Top flap lifted- held by strong magnets

Bottom flap down

Removing the photo mat from the bottom pocket

Flip to the right- Double sided

Flap to the left

Double flap

Inside the first two flaps are 4 other double sided flips

A closer look at the photo mats

The inside under the horizontal flaps

The very back page after the two removable photo mats have been removed

Back of the Folio has another pocket

Two removable photo mat cards- double sided of course!

Sunday, 27 January 2019

And the hunt begins!!!

Happy Sunday everyone!

3 weeks before Christmas this past year, my husband and I sold our 3 story home and moved into a one bedroom apartment for the winter. Before you ask, yes he is still alive :)

We decided a while back that we had too much house, yard and "stuff" in general for the life we wanted so downsizing it is!

We are planning on building a small home, in fact some people would classify it as a cottage. It is half the size of our other home however it will have everything we need.

Prior to leaving our home we sold, donated nearly 80% of what we had. Keeping only what we felt we used on a regular base and what would fit our new place.

I love re-purposing old items into something new and fresh so we have begun the hunt for such items.

Today we attended a weekly flea market in the next community over to scope out what was out there. Let me say, I was not disappointed! With no intentions of looking for items for my next much smaller craft room, look what I stumbled across!

I walked by it, rubbed my eyes and walked back! I seen these on many of the "picking" shows I watch but never did I think I would ever be so lucky to have the opportunity to buy. Well I am very happy to say I am the new owner!!

Here is a better look once home:

No sure what the real name of these are but I'm calling it a bankers receipt filing system. Each drawer has one of these receipt holders attached in the back, there are no sides but my husband reassured me that adding was an easy project.

Each layer of 3 drawers across actually is one unit and each unit stacks on the next. the top piece is a cover to give it a finished look. Whenever more space was needed, the top piece would lift off to add another layer on the top.

Each drawer is approx 8" wide and 12" long with a depth of 4". All together it stands approx 5".

Very excited to give this piece a new home which right now we are anticipating to be in the summer.


Wednesday, 23 January 2019

The Great Outdoors- Folio #4

Hi everyone, Bringing you yet another Photo Folio. These are all Kathy Kings designs over at Paper Phenomenon. She is the album Queen!

I always place my own twist on the final reveal with how I decorate or add extra pockets/tags.

This one is one of my favorites as I am very drawn to the earth tome colors!  Alot of sanding of paper and inking done on this baby.

Paper line used was Carta Bella's The Great Outdoors. Is an older line but it is beautiful.

 These are just half the tags/photo mats included! 

Front Cover

Flip open once

Flip open twice. Each side mirrors each other and holds approx 50 photos per side.

Flip open the third time! AND flip down

Flip down again

Flip down yet again!

And once more

 Back Cover 

This album would make an excellent gift for the man in your life, anyone who loves outdoor activities and for the family who camps.

Video is found HERE which is always better as I show all the hidden pockets! Check it out.