Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Baby Adelaide

Our newest granddaughter!

Grandma is kind of busy today, friends.
I'll be back tomorrow with a Christmas mini journal... love you all!

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Ancillary Characters... On The Air

Each week our sons
along with two of their friends record a show on YouTube. I love this shot of them and just had to do a layout with it. 

The papers are from 
the Prima Engraver collection teamed up with Recollections kraft cardstock.

The base paper was
brushed with a thin layer of gesso and stenciled using the Crafters Workshop Tile Texture. The kraft cardstock got a good soaking with water and heavy distressing.

It doesn't show in this
photo, but several of the letters in the title are popped up with foam tape...

as is the clock. The hands
are Idea-ology game spinners. The metal flowers, screw heads and wooden button are from Prima. The leaves are by I Am Roses.

The gear is Idea-ology,
the light bulb is from Spare Parts, the silver metal medallion is Recollections and the flowers are part of the Prima Engraver collection. The two small white flowers are from Petaloo.

I'm linking up at:
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Sunday, October 27, 2013

So Sophie

I have a pretty large stock
of 6" x 6" paper pads that really need to be used more often. When I first starting making cards, I would buy just to build up my stash without really thinking about whether or not they would suit my style. Well, I've discovered that a lot of them didn't and they have since found a new home at my crafty granddaughter's. Some of the others I'll continue to create with even though they aren't my favorite colors or designs... like My Minds Eye's So Sophie. I am not a plum and gold kind of lady... but I gave this one a try.

With the addition of the
Prima and I Am Roses flowers and leaves, I'm more pleased. The wooden butterfly is from Prima and the image that I pulled out of my huge storage box full is, I believe, from Crafty Secrets. Since it was already cut, I'm not a hundred percent sure, but it looks like one of theirs.
Hope you're all having a
wonderful weekend. We're enjoying some beautiful fall weather here in Ohio.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Paper Bag Mini Album With 75 Cents

Stephanie Miller (With a Grin)
made a darling mini album on Prima's Ustream class a few weeks ago. It was so cute... I just had to try making one! She created hers with the Prima Delight collection, but since my order for the 6" x 6" pad hadn't arrived yet, I used Kaisercraft's 75 Cents.

Each page is made from
a folded 3.5" x 2" x 6.75" paper bag. I buy the Recollections brand at Michaels. The top of the bag now forms the end flap and can hold a gift card or a photo.
The flowers on the cover
are by Petaloo and Prima, I Am Roses leaves, May Arts natural burlap string, a Prima clock and charms from my stash.

The die cuts are from
Kaisercraft's 75 Cents Collectables, Petaloo and Prima flowers, Prima Say It In Crystals.

My Minds Eye brad, May Arts ivory burlap string.

Heart die cut from an Etsy 
store, kraft tag by Spare Parts, Petaloo flowers.

Black metal bird by Momenta,
an old rub-on from my stash, Graphic 45 Staples key and key hole stickers, tag from Kraft Outlet.

My Minds Eye brad,
Maya Road notecards, wide eyelets from We R Memory Keepers, binder rings from 7 Gypsies.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Jeremiah 6:16 Layout

Our son took this photo
of the Penmaker while they were out hiking around Tappan Lake. Since he took it with his phone the quality isn't the best, but I just had to scrap it.

I love the look of the
path with the sun filtering through the leaves. When I saw this, I thought of Jeremiah 6:16, which is one of my husband's favorite Bible verses.

I started out with Tim
Coffey papers from the K & Company Fall 12" x 12" pad. I added gesso, molding paste with stencils and sprays... and I hated it! I ripped it all off of the black chipboard base and started over using just the plan paper. It was just to beautiful to cover up.

On top of the two layers
of TC papers, I began adding Kaisercraft's Miss Empire. Now I'm telling you again, friends, this collection is great for masculine projects (which is about all I've used it for so far). I put on a few Prima Mechanicals and a couple scraps of burlap.

The frame, clocks and
gears were all fussy cut from Miss Empire. Here I teamed up a couple of metal gears from Spare Parts and Idea-ology with the paper ones...

and an Idea-ology metal
compass with one of the clocks. I love the mix!

The leaves were also fussy 
cut, but from the Tim Coffey paper. Incorporated with them is some spanish moss. I couldn't get over how real those leaves look especially with a little shaping.

I'm linking up at:
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Monday, October 21, 2013

A Glitz Card

As of late, I've been trying
to keep my desk more in order while working on projects. To help with this plan, I put out a plastic storage box with a removable lid and fill them with the supplies with which I'm working. The problem is... when I've finished my project, not all the supplies get put away. I'll think that I'll need this pad for a card, or that die cut for the layout I want to start... and so on! So you see, my box and lid are quite full... overflowing, in fact... but I do seem to get inspiration from all these supplies. As with the Glitz French Kiss 6" x 6" paper pad I had out for the masculine card the other day. I thought, wow, this will look great with these Kaisercraft die cuts from my Simple Treasures Journal Mini Album... and I think they did! 

I made this card on a kraft 
card base. All the papers are French Kiss except for the border and round die cut that are Kaisercraft's Curiosity. I added some lace and pearls from my stash along with Petaloo flowers and an Idea-ology bird charm. Quick and simple!

I'm linking up at:
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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Ramona Layout

Our son and daughter-in-law
have the most darling dog they named Ramona (Mona for short). We've had the pleasure of dog sitting her a couple of times and I have really grown attached to her. When I saw this photo of her on my son's Facebook page, I thought it was perfect for a layout. Here's how it started...

You may recognize this
paper collection, as I've used it so many times... Pink Paislee's Hope Chest. I applied a coat of gesso, then did a couple of layers of molding paste with Prima's checkerboard and Crafter's Workshop Tile Texture stencils.

Gave it a few sprays with
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starbursts in Clam Bake Beige and Maidenhair Fern Green... distressing with Vintage Photo DI. Now I had a good base to work. It's backed with medium weight chipboard for extra stability. 

I kept the paper layering
fairly minimal with just a scrap cut with Alterations Torn Notebook die as a photo mat. The dog is fussy cut from the sheet called Trinkets.

I instead piled on
 lots of Petaloo flowers, butterflies and Spanish moss. The leaves are from I Am Roses. Mona is spelled out with alpha tags from Pixie Press.

I tucked in a couple of
die cut pieces from the PP HC collection as well.

These Petaloo's are all
part of their Darjeeling series, which has been my favorite up until now. They have a new series I'm just dying to buy called the Botanica Collection that have a faux dried look.
Have a wonderful Sunday, friends...

and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Old Grist Mill Masculine Card

I created this masculine card
for my stash using The Glitz French Kiss and Basic Grey Basics Manila 6" x 6" paper pads. The base is kraft cardstock.

I took a couple of scraps
 of the BM and stamped them with Artistic Outpost's Old Grist Mill set. I ran one through the Vagabond using both of the Alterations Torn Notebook dies. I wrapped the top with May Arts natural burlap string and tied on a bronze leaf w/acorn from Momenta. Glued on an Idea-ology mini gear over the water wheel...

and three more at the bottom.
Also added a Prima Mechanical in bronze. I used Distress Inks in Rusty Hinge and Vintage Photo and Archival's Jet Black.

I'm linking up at:
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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Tracy's Triple Pocket Tea Bag Holder Card

A couple of years ago,
Sept. 21, 2011 to be exact, Tracy, at her I Wanna Build A Memory blog, did a tutorial on making a triple pocket tea bag holder card (here). To top it off, she did one of her fabulous videos on YouTube. (I think most of you know by now that I'm a scrapin' video fanatic, and I would love to see Tracy do lots more on YT). 

When I needed a get
well card last week, I thought that her pattern for the TPTBH would be the perfect style of card to send my friend that's recovering from surgery. Since I still had most of the makin's out on my desk from the Simple Treasures Journal Mini Album, I decided to go around with that again, and use the Kaisercraft's Curiosity collection. I did the base in Recollection's kraft cardstock. The beautiful bloom on the cover is by Petaloo (purchased at 40% off when Archivers had their last big store-wide sale). 

After making all those
pockets in my previous project, this was just a natural flow. I created an additional tag for my sentiment (not shown) and tucked it into the semi-transparent bag along with this one I made using Distress Inks in Antique Linen, Evergreen Boughs and Bundled Sage.

Be sure to visit Tracy's blog
for some high-powered inspiration. She is such a talented lady and one of the sweetest bloggers I have the pleasure of following.

I'm linking up at:
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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Simple Treasures Journal Mini Album Part 5

Coming to the end of this
series of posts on the Simple Treasures Journal Mini Album, I realize I have nothing more to add to what I've already said about this experience. It was truly a rewarding journey for me!

Here are my last two pages...

page seventeen

This one is absolutely loaded.

Top pocket with tag.

The front flips up to 
reveal a mini kraft bag with photo mats behind. Laura had used a time card in this spot... something I didn't have in my stash, so I improvised with some old Prima packaging.

 A tag in the mini kraft bag...

which, when folded down,
shows you still another pocket...

containing another photo mat/journaling card.

 Going back to the front,
we have a side pocket that holds a large folder for photos and a small spot for journaling.

page eighteen

This final page was probably
the hardest for me to photograph. This is a four page double sided booklet attached to the base with Baker's twine.

Each of four pages is
tabbed with a kraft tag, tied with twine and matted for photos...

with one large photo mat
at the very back adorned with a pretty red Petaloo bloom for a splash of color.
I hope you've enjoyed having
a peek at my Simple Treasures JMA... which was not so simple, but certainly to me, a treasure!

I'm linking up at:
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