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Saturday, October 25, 2014

EZ File Folder Mini Album

Hi all!!!  I have an awesome album to share with you today.  It is from a tutorial by Elsa of Just a Few Designs.  She has a great video tutorial on You Tube that you can see here.  


I made this using an old collection of Halloween papers.  Since we have been so busy working on the new house and selling the old house, I haven't been out to buy new stuff in ages.  This paper, by My Mind's Eye, is awesome though, and I love how it turned out.


This album is made with a manilla file folder and some chipboard.  It's very simple and easy to put together.  I did a video share and you can see it here.    The video goes over all of the flips and pockets. It's a great book, and I plan on making MORE!!!

Please check out Elsa's video and check out what I did with her tutorial and then MAKE ONE and share with us!!!

Stay crafty, my friends!!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Another Button Farm Book Share!


 I made this kit…I needed a project to do so that I could get my creative juices flowing.  It has been really hard with the move to get my mojo working again.  I am trying, but I think exhaustion is taking a toll on me.  I love Button Farm kits, and I have several…I thought that I would make one and maybe it would help.  I could be creative by doing one of these fantastic books!  It was so much fun to make!


I love the October Afternoon papers…right up my alley with the whole day planner/work theme.  I was thinking that I would make it into an internet site password keeper…but the pages are so full of awesome (but bulky) embellishments that I won't have enough room for extra pages…so I have to rethink this plan.


It sure turned out beautiful and I loved the complete and super easy to follow directions.  Button Farm knows how to put together a quality kit that is fun and easy to do.

Go check them out…The Button Farm has past kits from their kit club available, and you can enroll in a kit club if you wish.  There are so many awesome kits to choose from!

Stay crafty, my friends!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Button Farm Kit Share

 I bought this kit back in November of 2011.  I have had it half made for about 6 months.  I had to put it away because of the move, but I finally was able to get it finished and off of my "To Do" list.
 The box holds the mini album inside.  It is so pretty!
 I used some scraps from the kit and finished the inside of the box.
 The album is an accordion album, with two mini albums attached to the inside of two pages.  There is a lot of room for pictures in this project.
Check out The Button Farm's page for more kits to purchase.  I have several and I have NEVER been disappointed!  They are remarkable…tons of supplies, excellent instructions.  I will buy more in the future!

Stay Crafty, My Friends!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

A recipe holder for my new kitchen

I was wandering around the Craft Warehouse and I came upon this awesome photo easel that I immediately bought.  It is heavy duty and was on sale for $5.88!  I thought about how I needed a recipe holder for my kitchen, and bought it.  It comes in two pieces (which is awesome for storage when I'm not using it).  I decided it was a little plain, so I decorated it.  That way, if I do leave it out it is cute!
 I had this paper from Farmhouse and thought it would be perfect.  I added a mat and photo corners to add a little more interest.
 It doesn't take up too much room, but is large enough to hold a cook book if I wanted.  I think it looks cool, and it works great!
I love being able to create useful things for myself.  I may go back and buy a bunch more and make them for presents!  (SHHHHHH!!!  Don't tell anyone I said that!)

Stay crafty, my friends!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

A Wedding Card

I created this card for two dear friends who recently got married.  I used my new Silhouette Cameo to make it.  I purchased the card and the "Mr and Mrs".  I created an envelope using my WRMK envelope punch board. 

I used the negative piece from the dress to decorate the envelope on the inside of the card.  I made the envelope so that I could put a gift card in it.  

 On the outside of the envelope I punched a heart and added it to the flap for a little more decoration.
Here are the punches I used for this project.  I think the card turned out really beautiful.

Stay crafty, my friends.

Friday, October 3, 2014

A baby album for Trina

 One of my co-workers is expecting a baby in a couple of weeks, and I made this mini album for her.  I made a YouTube video and you can see it here.  I show all of the pages and explain the cool features that I designed for this project.
 I made this album using a box album that I bought a while ago at a Creative Keepsakes Convention.  I believe I got the box album in a "Boxer" booth.  The box had a 5 page accordion album inside.  The front closure of the album can actually have a photo put on it.  I show that in the video.  Inside the lid I wanted another opportunity for photos, so I created a photo book that is adhered to the inside of the lid.
The accordion album has 10 pages total, 9 of which have a photo mat for pictures.  The video will show more details of the album…please go and check it out.

I used DCWV papers for the album, and I love how it turned out.

Stay crafty, my friends!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Casey's Baby Album

I made this album for my granddaughter, Casey.  It was fun to make, and easy.  I created this pages each from one 12x12" card stock page.  The flaps on the front of the pages were added separately.  Each page features a large pocket within the page and a pocket on the back of the page.  I added a bunch of mats that fit a 4x6" picture, so that my beautiful Daughter-in-Law can just pick her favorite pictures and put them in the album.
 I have a video slide show on YouTube and I show all of the pages in their entirety, including what's under the flaps on the pages.  Please come check it out!  I'm sorry that I had to blur out Casey's picture, but believe me, she is GORGEOUS!

I only put two pictures in this album, the rest is us to Sarah!

Stay Crafty, My Friends!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

August and September Arc Pages

Welcome to my page share for my Arc Planner!
 Hi everyone!  I am finally feeling like I am getting to a place where I can relax and enjoy my new craft room!  I have actually finished two projects, and am working on posts and videos on them.  I am hoping to get them up and running by the end of the week.  Until then, I thought I would share my pages with you.
 Some weeks have been soooooo hard!  We  have been working on fixing the old house to sell, trying to settle into the new one…it has been a ton of work.
 This page, the beach page, has been my favorite page so far.  I always felt more calm when working on this page.
 I used my mini page for Wednesday this week.  It worked very nicely!  I colored the tab with a highlighter to make it stand out a little.
 This fold out page was done at work.  I had a little extra time on my hands.  So, I did it, brought it home, and punched it to add it to my book.
 Here's whats behind that page.
 I hated this page.  The stickers were cute, but I had to use a Sharpie on them.  You can tell I figured that out after the fact.  I was not happy, but I was also stressed out, so it went well with the theme.
 I love this page.  The 50's I think are my favorite decade.  I sometimes think I would have liked to be a young adult during that time.
 Love it!
 The week coming up.  I am feeling uninspired, but I think as I work on it, I will get into it.

Thanks for looking.  Stay Crafty, My Friends!!!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Happy Birthday, Max!

My Awesome and Wonderful Nephew recently turned 16, and this is the card I made him.
 I was trying for a manly type of card.  I decided to go with this Polaroid theme for it when I saw this awesome cut file on my Silhouette shopping site.
 I changed the actual "picture" that came out of the camera.  I found another cut file that said "Happy Birthday" on it, so I resized it and used it.  I cut a little piece off of it, and adhered it into the slot so that it wouldn't fall out.  Behind the camera is a slot that I hid his birthday money in.
I hope he likes it.  He loves my cards (he saves them all) so it's very stressful for me trying to come up with another cool card for him.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Stay Crafty, My Friends!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

A few things in my new craft room I wanted to share

Remember this awesome typewriter that I made using Paper Phenomenons tutorial?  I was using it as a decorative piece in my old house.  I was making the signs for the months and using this to display them.  Well, I'm in my new room now, and I have decided to use it a little differently now. 
 The typewriter sits on my desk now (fitting, don't you think?), and I am using it as a memo paper holder.  I put the papers in it on the top, and I have pens propped up on the side.  It works great, and really is handy to have!  Plus, it looks like it should…a typewriter with paper in it.  I should make some memo papers with some typewriter font on it, that would be cool!
 This is my ribbon storage.  In my old room I could put these rings on the wall behind my door using the Command Hooks.  The texture in my new room is such that they won't stick no matter what I do.  So, I came up with another solution.
 I hung the hooks under my cabinet, then used curtain rods to put the hooks on.  It works great.  I can see all my ribbons, and they are easy to get to and remove from the rod if I need them.

 I did the same thing when hanging my "Create" banner.  I attached the hooks under my shelves.
I kept my Mississippi Mud jug from the old house.  My hubby drank from it while he was building my old craft room.  It sits on my desk still, but now since I have more room, I have a variety of pictures displayed with it.  I think it looks very pretty.

Thats what I wanted to show you today.  I am working on an album for my granddaughter and will get it on this blog soon.  I am also going to do a quick tutorial on how I did the pages for it.  I am slowly getting back into the crafting groove.  (I am getting my free time back!)

Stay crafty, my friends!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

July Arc Pages (Yes, I'm late) and a NEW DESIGN for my Arc Planner!

Finally, back to regular blogging!  Hi, everyone!  I missed you very much!!

We are in the new house.  The craft room is done.  We are finished with the old house, and it is going on the market next week.  (YAY!)  I have been doing a little crafting, and designing for my planner.  I thought I would share that with you today.

First, here are some pages from July.  Yes, it's been a long, long time since I have done any posting.  Bear with me.

This is the week that we ended up putting an offer on the new house.  This what when all of the stuff hit the fan as far as my crafting time goes!  I loved these stickers, and thought it would be a cute theme for this week.  I had made this note from my Print Shop program.  I just printed it out, cut it out, punched it and used it.  It had an important task on it!
 More stickers, this time a sewing theme.  Can you tell that I was already starting to dread the whole "packing up my room" thing?
 Too much to do, to many things, to much stress, not enough creativity to handle it.  This is a sad page.
I started packing of the craft room, so I had minimal supplies out for my planner.  I had colored pens, though.
Last week of July.  Still sad.  Lots of packing and stress and packing and more stress.

August pages will be coming, they are a bit better.  But, in the meantime, lookie what I made…

I broke my toe.  I fell off of the last step on my new deck, and hurt myself good! It was so dark on that side of the deck, and I didn't see the step.  (Now I can, because Hubby put in lights the next day for me!!)  For a couple of days I sat on the couch, feet up, in my new house, and couldn't do a whole lot of anything.  So, I got the laptop and started playing with my page designs.  This is what I came up with.

 They are basically the same design as my old sheets which I love and work perfectly for me…but tweaked.  There were lots of influences from others' pages, namely the grid.  I love the grid look.   I am going to use them for the last part of August and September, and see if I like them.  I made the top boxes for the date and week number.  I'm not sure what will go in the other box yet.  I also added a grid  for my daily stuff so I don't have to draw it every time.  I am adding the letters and the week days myself, but that is because I might want to use different colors of pens for that.
 I added a grid to my boxes.  I thought it would be fun to do.  The days are in dot-boxes, and I'll add the numbers of the days as I go.  The page for the left of the week spread also has the grid.  That took forever to do, as I had to figure out how to create one in Pages and it was NOT easy to do.  Sometimes I am a dunce when it comes to computer stuff.  :)
Then I made these smaller pages.   Sometimes my days off (Sunday, Wednesday, Saturday) are FULL of stuff and notes and etc.  I wanted to make a page just for that.  I can add it into my weekly spread, but it is smaller, so I can see the left page easy, it is not covered up.  I trimmed the pages, and when I need a specific day I just cut off the tabs I don't need…viola!  Pages with tabs for those days!  I also cut some pages without the tabs, just because.  I am going to try them, see what I like, tweak them if needed.

OK, that's that for now.  I am glad to be back and I will see you soon.  I have more planner pages to show for August.  I have some new things about my craft room that I want to show you, and I am also finally finishing my last baby album for my granddaughter!!!  I wasn't able to make it before I had to pack, so now I am getting it done, and it is gorgeous!  I made one for the twins before the move, and I will post that soon.

Stay crafty, my friends!!