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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.

Sunday, 20 January 2019

"I am Mom" Side Envelope Folio

Well here we are with the 3rd Photo Folio of the series of 6. Each one has it's own flair but what they all have in common is the space to house photo's or's crazy!

With Mothers Day not too far away this folio would make the perfect gift! Sneak away all those family photos and create a story book for your Mom.

This Folio is for sale. Reach out if you want to know more.

Paper line used is from Echo Park- I am Mom

Video for this Folio can be found here. Still photo's do not show it like a walk through video so please take a few minutes to view.

Front Cover and then onto the pages where there are pockets everywhere! Look closely.

Thanks for viewing! Please leave your comments.

Sunday, 6 January 2019

Matchbook Photo Folio- Recipe Collection

As passionate as I am about printing off photo's and preserving their stories, I am the same when it comes to family recipes. Food and preparation of speaks highly to our heritage, family values and traditions. Why not collect them, house them in one special spot to pass down for years and years to come.

This matchbook folio allows you creative and easy ways to do just that! This Folio is available for purchase- all you have to do is zip me an email :)

Paper line used: Photo Play- Fresh Picked 

Sticker Sheets going with Folio


Hidden Pocket on the front: will house lots of recipe cards/Photo's/Tags


Inside left- two separate mini albums with waterfall; pockets
Idea for use: one album for the Mothers side of the family and the other for the Fathers side

Inside left- Another hidden pocket with one photo mat (double sided)
Inside right - Another hidden pocket with two double sided mat cards

Inside right- 4 large photo mates double sides with lots of room to place for sheets of recipes; small pockets and large pockets.

Back Cover

Please click on this VIDEO to see a live walk through