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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Statement Rings

I was on Pinterest and I came across this post about making Statement Rings out of buttons...I couldn't resist making a couple for myself.
I have a jar of funky buttons, and these were just too cool to pass up for this project.  I got the ring blanks from JoAnn's and with the button and a little E6000 I now have two new rings to wear.  I think they turned out really awesome!  I totally am going to make more.  These are too fun!!!

Stay crafty, my friends!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

It's really happening!

Hi, All!  I hope you are all having the most excellent summer!  We are super busy getting ready to move!!  I am so excited, because I am going to get a craft room that's twice as big as the one I have now…I can't wait to create some awesome things when I get it all set up.

I thought I would show you my sad, sad current craft room.  UGH!  I haven't' been able to craft anything in weeks.  I am needing a crafting fix, right NOW!!

 All I kept out was this tote full of stuff for my planner and my computer.  Can you see the movie on it?  I was watching "Double Indemnity" while packing the last of my stamps.  If you haven't seen it, you MUST!  It is an absolute classic that everyone should see, I highly recommend it.
 My poor, sad, empty drawers.  No more stamps available.  BOO HOO!
 My work table has been packed, and is now a packing table.
 My closet is full of  boxes…but that's not all of them.  There are a lot of boxes in the garage too!
No more yarn, no more fabric.  The paper is all shrink wrapped.  It's soooooo depressing…

But…I can't wait to get my new room up and running!  I'll give you the tour as soon as I can.

Stay crafty, my friends…and craft some for me!!!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

DIY Rolodex

I made this just because I really wanted one.
 I used some wooden dowels that I had and constructed a chipboard box that would accommodate their size.  I covered it with papers and then used a Rolodex card as a guide to glue the dowels in.  I added a drawer pull by Tim Holtz and TAA DAA!!
The corners are made of card stock, cut in a circle then wrapped around the corners.

Stay Crafty, My Friends!!!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

"Report Card of Life" Mini Album

 This is another book I made from a kit purchased from "The Button Farm".  I bought it in March of 2011…and just now got around to putting it together.  It was so much fun to do!!!
 I took a few liberties with their patterns, but for the most part, this is what they designed.  I created a pocket with the page on the right, so that I could put a journaling tag behind it.

I created this last page on the left.

This was a fun album to do.  It was simple, as the pages were chipboard covered with patterned paper, so there wasn't any page construction to do.  I had a ton of leftovers as well.  That is one of the things I love about "The Button Farm".  You have plenty of supplies to make their books, and then some leftover!  I used the leftovers to add more embellishments!

Stay crafty, my friends!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

The Button Farm, June 2011, "No. 2" Album is done! (And an Update)

Good morning everyone!

I wanted to start out with the update first, then to the blog post.  My hubby and I are currently buying a new home!  We have a ton of work to do with all of the new home stuff, the old home stuff, moving, etc.  So…because I need to take a break from crafting and blogging, I will be posting some older projects that I have in my drafts, as new projects are not going to be done right now.  (Although I can't wait to post new projects for my new home!!!)  There may be a little longer gaps in the posting, but rest assured, I will be back as soon as I possibly can…as soon as I get settled into my

NEW CRAFT ROOM!!!!

I hope I can get through the creative withdrawals without too much problem.  :(

OK, wish us luck, and now…on to the post for today!

I made this beautiful book from a kit I bought from The Button Farm.  I have been trying to put together some of my kits and get some stuff done!  I am a terrific craft supply hoarder, and need to get some things made!!!
 I made the pages almost exactly as the directions said, with a couple of my little changes.
This album used an existing album that is covered in different papers by Prima…Gorgeous!

Stay crafty, my friends!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Wreath Crazy!

 I had two SEI paper crafting kits sitting in my "To Do" box and decided that it was time to make them.  I needed some new wreaths for our door, and these are perfect, I will use the one above starting tomorrow, as it feels "springy" to me.
This one is bold and colorful, and it feels like summer to me.  It was supposed to have a chalkboard banner across it that said "Welcome", but the hot glue gun and the banner did not get along.  So, I decided to bling it up with some Recollections gems.  I like how it turned out!

Stay crafty, my friends!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

ARC May Pages to Share

I just thought that you would like to see what I did with my decorations on last month's weekly planner pages.  I do love this ARC planner, and I am having fun with the decorating!
I used stickers by Simple Stories and some Washi tape on this page.  The flag came out of a Basic Gray  mini scrapbook.
 I discovered skinny washi tape for this page.  I also used some Simple Stories stickers.
 Simple Stories seems to be a theme…this page is also decorated with their stuff.
 This is a COOL page!  I was playing around with my Silhouette Cameo machine, learning to make stickers.  I created all of these, and they cut out PERFECTLY!!!  I just did random shapes, learning how to make them, use fills, etc.  I had fun!
 This page was just random stuff, with, again, Simple Stories stickers.  I had a hard time with inspiration on this one.  Maybe next week.  Sometimes you get ideas, sometimes you don't. The next weeks page is already way cuter than this one!  HAHAHA!

Stay crafty, and organized my friends!!!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

"Our Girls" Mini Album

I made this album for my twin granddaughters that are due in August!  I'm so excited, and wanted to make an album for them.  It is not a very big album, but bigger than a brag book.  I love how it turned out!
 I used an album by Chatterbox that I had in my stash.  The papers are DCWV, and Bazzill for the card stock.
 I also used journaling cards by Project Life and MAMBI.  Each page has a yellow card stock mat, all ready to accept a 4 x 6 picture.
I also found flower die cuts by Pebbles, and I used a few of them in this mini.
                                      
  All of the elements on the pages are adhered so that the picture can slip behind them.

 These pages have a flap that lifts up, for two more spots for pictures.  I made this flip a pocket, and put some journaling cards in it.

 I love how the colors turned out.

  I also used stickers by Little Yellow Bicycle, Bella Blvd, Deja View, K and Company, Jolee's, AC (the Thickers for the title), and Paper House.
Thanks for looking!!!

Stay crafty, my friends!!!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

XOXO

On National Scrapbooking Day I went to my local Craft Warehouse, and did a free make-and-take that I wanted to share with you.
It was a simple envelope mini album.  At the store we made the base book and the cover, then they gave us an envelope full of goodies to finish the album at home.  
 I  love the happy colors this album had!  I did add a little of my own card stock for some of the pages, but the rest was part of the make-and-take.
 There are journaling cards for the envelope pockets.

I also used the envelope that was full of goodies to add another page to the album.  I think it will be a cute day mini album, don't you?

Stay crafty, my friends!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

"Made From Scratch" Mini Album

 I made this album from a kit that I bought from "The Hen's Den" at their booth at the Creating Keepsakes Convention.  I had to have it!  It was made with papers from The Farmhouse.  I did add, of course, some of my own ideas to it, and I think it turned out very nice!  I added the charm assembly on the spine, using a Tim Holtz chain, and then leftover chipboard pieces.

 There are lots of pockets and pull outs and stuff, this is a very interactive book!
     
                                      
 These policy envelope pieces are adorable!
 I made this left sided page, using some leftover papers to create an accordion type piece.  I think I will put pictures of the food dishes in here.
 I added these brown paper pockets for cards, and I adhered the mason jar chipboard pieces to create another place to put a recipe card.

Go check out "The Hen's Den".  I have purchases a couple of their kits, and they are always a joy to put together and fun to do…not to mention beautiful!

Stay crafty, my friends!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

"Market Square" Mini Album

 This album, "Market Square", was one of the classes Jackie and I took when we went to the Creative Keepsake Convention last November.  I wasn't able to finish it in class, and I finally was able to get around to putting the rest of it together.
 The kit is by Button Farm.  Check out their site, they have amazing kits!
 The papers are her own line, by Farmhouse.  I love the vintage feel of everything!  I haven't seen the paper line anywhere else but at the convention and in her kits.  I sure hope that my local scrap store will stock them!  They are excellent quality, and the designs are beautiful.

I made the back cover myself.  I like mini's better when the back is also pretty.

Stay crafty, my friends!