Monday, December 5, 2011

Lost & Found Matchbook Mini Album (VIDEO)

Hello Crafty Friends!

So this is my first Matchbook Mini Album. I used the Lost & Found Paper Stash from Tim Holtz and black "Celebrate It" paper bags from Michael's. I followed Kathy's YouTube tutorial (Paper Phenomenon).

Front cover with belly band.

Front cover without belly band.

Open, Page One.

Page One.

Page Two.

Page Three.

Page Four.

Page Five.

Page Six.

Inside of back cover.

Tabs of photo mats inside pockets.

The back cover.

The End.

Thanks for stopping by! :-)



FEBRUARY 4, 2012:


Thursday, December 1, 2011

My Scrap Room

Hello Crafty Friends!

Here is my NEW Scrap Room! It was our guest room, but it was hardly used, so over the Summer I picked out this delicious paint and my husband hooked me up. We had all of the Ikea furniture, I was using one desk and two bookcases, and my husband was using the other desk and one bookcase. I used to have my scrappy space in our basement, where I also had a computer desk. I swapped the computer desk (and computer) with my husband for the extra Ikea pieces so I could be all matchy-matchy AND more organized.

I hope you like it!

Canvas Storage Bins by Martha Stewart hold my daughter's books, crayons, flashcards, etc., and some office paper and electronics (chargers, manuals, etc.).

These Ikea Drona pop-up boxes hold lots of stuff I don't need at my finger tips, but need to get to often.

I don't have any decorations up yet, but I hope to get some things up on the walls soon. So, there will be more to come.

This is where I used to scrap... in what is now solely the man cave!

Thanks for stopping by!  :-)


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

My First Paper Bag Mini Album "From the Heart" (created April 2011)

Hello Crafty Friends,

Here is my first "Paper Bag Mini Album". I completed it this past Spring.  It's called, "From the Heart". I made it for my Mom. She will be adding her own photos and journaling and any other types of embellishments she wants, so I left it simple. I had a lot of fun creating this album. I learned and tried new techniques, including the assembling of the album (I followed Laura's tutorial from Following The Paper Trail (video).  I look forward to making a lot more of these mini albums.

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PAGES 3 & 4

PAGES 5 & 6


PAGES 7 & 8




Thanks for stopping by!  :-)


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Theresa Creates!

Hello Crafty Friends!

Welcome to "Theresa Creates"!  Here you will find my Scrapbook Layouts, Mini Albums, Home Made Cards, Planner Layouts, Contest Entries, and other Paper Projects.  You will also find other hand made creations that I like to experiment with when I find the time.  I'm just starting out this blog, but I've been crafting for as long as I can remember.  I've always been most comfortable to express myself artistically, and I'm happy to finally have a place to share it.

Thanks for stopping by!  :-)