Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Chipboard Album

This album is not finished by any means, I just haven't found the right embellishments to use on it yet. It's nothing special, but it's a start.

More Mini Madness!!

This is a mini-album that I made from file folders. It looks a mess cause I've been carrying it around in my purse. I found the directions on YouTube, so I can't take credit for the design. I did change it up a bit by adding way more pages and I changed the size just a bit. I only took a few pictures cause it's so beat up already. My camera broke so I had to use my neighbors. Camera is now on my wish list!!

I'm working on another one right now for a friend who's mother is fighting cancer and I thought this would be perfect for her to write things down that she wants her kids to know when she's gone. I'm making it a bit differently but along the same concept.

Suggestions and comments are always welcome!!

Mini-Album Madness!!

Recently I've been experimenting making different mini-albums. I'm trying to get comfortable with layering and figuring out what is too much or not enough. I've gotten better about making my colors work together nicely. I've been watching more and more videos, learning new techniques and learning about tools and supplies. I'm finding a resource or a hundred to answer questions and show me how to's in everything I could ever imagine.

I can't take credit for the design of this mini.  I found this on YouTube here:

I especially love the binding and it was pretty easy to do!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Getting Fussy!

I have been watching a ton of videos lately all about using color and different elements, layering, dimension and different textures. My stash is limited so I've been trying to incorporate things I already have or have around the house to use on my projects. I've been having a great time doing so. I think I'm finally giving in to that nasty cold that everyone's been coming over and coughing on me, way to share germs! Anyway, I made the box below for a friend and I used some pretty butterflies that were on a page so I fussy cut them out. I have added a nice sharp pair of scissor's to my wish list!! Take a look!!

I think it turned out really great and I've been inspired to look more closely at my paper for embellishments!! Thanks for looking, hope you enjoyed it!!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Random Act of Kindness

Today in the mail I received a package from Richard Breaks. Included were stamp sets, paper and embellishments and he made a beautiful card and some tags and included them in the package. Words can't express how thankful I am!! His artwork is pictured below:

So beautiful!! Take a look at Richard's Blog - he makes some awesome things!!


Christmas Thank You Box and Card

At Christmas time a family adopted us and I made them a card and a box. Thier daughter passed away last year just after Christmas and they adoped us in honor of her memory. They included some pictures of her and we also have some pictures of her. We have made copies of the pictures and will put them in the box with the card. I hope they like it. I had a good time making it.
This is the cover of the box that I altered to hold the card and pictures. 

Here is the inside of the box.
Here is the card that I made. I've been experimenting with making my own flowers. I like the way the rose turned out. I didn't think of it, I found it on . It's under videos and it's called Paper Roses. There's a lot of helpful information at that website.
Thanks for looking!!