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Saturday, May 23, 2015

"A Documented Life" Mini Album Kit by Teresa Collins

I have had this kit in my stash for several years.  I "found" it again when I was reorganizing, and thought that I should just put it together.  I gathered my gear and went to work.  There are a lot of pictures in this post.  Hopefully you won't get bored!  I never follow the directions as written.  I added and changed a bit of stuff to suit my likes.  I hope you like it too.  I'll have a list of supplies I used at the end of this post.
I raided my stash and made this charm for the binding.

 I added some extra tags to the base kit.  I liked them.

 I used the title of a paper "Notations" as a label for this page.

 I had these 6x6" pages in my stash and decided that they needed to be added to this book.  I actually used three of Teresa Collins' lines of products in this project.

There are a lot of pages in this album, but I am going to have so much fun filling it up.  What do you think?

Kit:  Documented, by Teresa Collins.
Paper lines added:  Journal-it; Notations; and Hello, my name is.
The charm used:  7 Gypsies crystal; Tim Holtz pearl, bird, crown, clasp and jump rings; and a
                             Teresa Collins clock.
Bling:  K and Co., MAMBI, and Michael's.

Stay crafty, my friends.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

The Desk Blotter Decoration Continues...

I love having the ability to decorate my desk blotter.  I use the same stickers that I use for my ARC planner, but I get to use the bigger stickers that are too big for my planner.  I love this one, I almost don't want to write on it!

Stay crafty, my friends!

Saturday, May 9, 2015

April Arc Planner Pages

 OK, y'all, here they are, and they aren't too late this time either!!  My Arc planner is still doing a great job for me, and I am loving the decoration of it.  I am using up a lot of my stash, as well as getting some awesome new stickers that I may not normally use.  It is so much fun.  I loved the yarn stickers.  These made for a colorful week. 
These stickers are newer, by Heidi Swap for her new planner line.  
 This week I was celebrating my hubby's birthday, so I got out the old birthday stickers.
 For this week I didn't know what to do, and so I just used these stickers.  I was string to get myself in the mood for gardening.  (That is not my favorite thing to do.)
That's it for this month.  Thanks for looking.

Stay crafty and organized, my friends!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Fun Days Mini Album

Here is another half done stashed project that I finally finished.  I made this album a long long time ago.   The video was done in 2009, so I assume that's when I did the book.   I had the "bones" of the book done, meaning the base, pages covered and the tags made.  The book is a paper bag book, vertical style.  I did the decorations tonight.

I got the tutorial for this book from Kathryn Krieger on YouTube.  Her tutorial that is used is here.

I raided my stash of stuff and finished it tonight.  The original papers were by Chatter Box, the "Fabulous" collection.  I did use one page from DCWV.  I had the letter and felt stickers from that line as well.  I added the cover flowers (by Recollections), and the bling by ZVA.  The chipboard letters were by Chatterbox.  Here are the rest of the pages.

 This will make a cute album to cover a weekend of fun.
 Each bag has a tag, and each tag is double sided.

 I added little felt stickers to the tags at the finger pull spots.
I used some fun "suede" like paper that I got from JoAnn's for the spine cover of the book.  I used a Fiskars punch to edge it.

Thanks for looking.  It feels good to get this out of my pile of unfinished stuff to do!!

Stay crafty, my friends!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Airing of the Quilts Mini Album

I have to confess.  This project has been in my stash of unfinished things for a VERY LONG TIME.  When we moved I found it.  Then I decided it was the perfect mini to showcase pictures from a quilt show my mom and I went to in March.  It is a cute little mini I learned how to do from Kathy Orta of Paper Phenomenon.  She has a video tutorial on YouTube you can find here to see how to make one for yourself…It's a great little project, and goes great in a big album as a pull out or as an album on it's own.  The video is from 2011.  Yes, that's how long this has been in my pile to finish.  I had the bones made, and the papers applied.  I just needed finishing touches.

 I used the Sassafrass Lass line, "Mix and Mend" for the mini.  I love the sewing theme with all of the fun stitches and lace and layers.
 There are pockets on the inside front and back covers for tags.  I used the journaling stickers for these tags, and added a little lace on a couple of them.  Most pages I left unadorned because the papers are so darn cool!
 Several pages are pocket pages that have full sized tags for pictures.
 I added the  insert to this insert on the right side.
 I took a paper, cut it to size then scored it at 4", and 8". I folded it up, and slipped one of the 4" pieces into the pocket so it folds out and comes out.
 I had more paper to use up.  I had to do it.
 I love this paper!  I wish I had more of it.
 I think the inset turned out cool.
 More lovely papers, and so colorful!
 The back pages.
The back cover.  I added ribbon to it to close it, then layered a sticker over it.  Lovely.  Go check out the video tutorial.  It is a super fun little project with a clever way to add the pages inside of it.  You will love it.

Stay crafty, my friends.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Mini Mailbox

I saw a mailbox made by In My Blue Room Designs, and remembered I had something similar in my stash. She inspired me so much that I had to make one for myself.

 I don't remember where I got the mailbox, or how long I've had it.  The pedestal it is on is a ribbon holder that I got quite a while ago as well.  I used to store my Washi tape on them (I have several) until my stash outgrew my holders.  I used Graphic 45 papers Sweet Sentiments papers.  I also used lace from my stash.  The brad holding the flag on is by The Girls Paperie.
 I had the metal butterfly from Michael's, and bling by Recollections.

I used a variety of flowers for the base of the pedestal, including 7 Gypsies leaves, and flowers from Prima, Petaloo, and Recollections.

Thanks for looking.  I hope you liked this idea.

Stay crafty, my friends.