Saturday, October 13, 2012

Paper Bag Mini Album: "MARIPOSA" (VIDEO)

Hello Crafty Friends!

Here is the video of my Paper Bag Mini Album:  "MARIPOSA"


Here is the first video in the series from Kathy Orta (Paper Phenomenon):

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Paper Bag Mini: MARIPOSA

Hello Crafty Friends!

Here is my latest creation!  It's a paper bag mini album using red "Celebrate It" paper bags from Michael's.  I used DCWV's "MARIPOSA" paper stack.  I followed the tutorial by Kathy from Paper Phenomenon, *with my own adjustments*.  I will also be posting a video shortly.  Enjoy!

I embellished the cover with flowers from I Am Roses (altered with "Gold" Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels).  The charms are from Prima (Marion Smith's "Vintage Trinkets").  The sentiment is a stamp by My Creative Time (You Had Me At Chocolate), with an overlay of "Gold" Glimmer Mist, stamped onto a die cut from My Creative Time (Fancy Frame Stamp and Die Set). I used some "Say It In Pearls" by Prima.  The book is bound using sheer green ribbon.

another look at the cover

(trying to capture the album in the best light -- this is natural daylight)

Now let's take a look inside:

Pages 1 (inside front cover) & 2

Pages 3 & 4

Pages 5 & 6

Pages 7 & 8

Pages 9 & 10

Pages 11 & 12

Pages 13 & 14 (inside back cover)

Back Cover

I made this album for my sister & brother-in-law's 12th wedding anniversary.  So in addition, I also made a matching card:

Gave them the matching tag that I made for May:



And, here is the whole matching set:

That's all folks!

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012


Hello Crafty Friends!

Here is the video of my latest completed mini album:


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Hello Crafty Friends!

Wow has it really been four months since I've posted? This Summer was just full of doing fun family things that I didn't have a moment to scrap.  I did finish some projects that needed completion, so as I find the time to blog again, I'll be getting those up as soon as possible.

The first up is the Baby Boy Mini Album that I made for my friend's little boy.  It's a very simple chipboard album from Clear Scraps, that I just covered in different patterned paper and cardstock from my random stash.  I also added some 4x6 chipboard pages and made Simple Paper Bag Envelopes (inspired by Stephanie from With A Grin).

Keepsake box houses the mini album.
Used my Cricut for the title, and "Create A Critter" (Cartridge) for the dinosaur.

Front Cover.
"It's a Boy!" is a sticker, that I backed with cardstock and popped up with foam adhesive.  "Welcome Little One" is a stamp from Fiskars.  I cut out the name, "Jacob" using "Storybook" (Cricut Cartridge).

Pages 1 & 2.  "Just Arrived" is a wood-block stamp.

Pages 3 & 4.  "Mother" is a 7Gypsies stamp.  The onesie and footprints are cut from "New Arrival" (Cricut Cartridge).

Pages 5 & 6.  "Sweet Dreams" is a Fiskars stamp.  Here is the first "Simple Paper Bag Envelope".  The sentiments are also stamps from Fiskars.

Pages 7 & 8.  More stamping from Fiskars.

Pages 9 & 10.  Second "Simple Paper Bag Envelope" and more Fiskars stamping.

Pages 11 & 12.  Cuts made from "New Arrival" Cricut Cartridge.

Pages 13 & 14.  "Dad" stamp from 7Gypsies.

Pages 15 & 16.  P 16 has a fold out for more photos/journaling.

Back Cover.

One last look at the front cover.

Here is the tutorial by Stephanie from With A Grin to make the envelope pockets:

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Peachy Challenge #21: You've Been Framed!

Hello Crafty Friends!

This week I'm participating in the
Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge #21

For this challenge, we were to make a 3-D object using frames.  As you can see, in the last photo I started with a frame that I bought at either a dollar store or in the dollar section at Michael's.
I used K & Company paper by Tim Coffey in Cottage Garden.
I fussy cut the flower and backed it on light chipboard and used foam adhesive to give dimension.
I used my MS punch in 1" circle for the center of the flower, and added a Peachy face with some white Gelly Roll detailing the eyes.

I'm also linking up to:
by livelaughrowe

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Fantabulous Cricut *Winner*!!!

Hello Crafty Friends!

Fantabulous Cricut

Exciting news this morning!  I am a Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog Winner!!!

Here is the project I submitted:

I am still in love with this little butterfly!

Thanks so much to FCCB!  You made my day!

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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Making "Ladybug Love" Card w. Cricut Craft Room

Happy Saturday Crafty Friends!

Today I thought I would show you how I created my "Ladybug Love" Card for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog (FCCB) using the Cricut Craft Room and my Cricut Expression.

Here, I've designed my Ladybug using the Create A Critter cart in the Cricut Craft Room.

Then, I decided on what colors would be assigned to which part of the Ladybug.

Loaded up my mat into my Cricut Expression and *CUT*!

Finished cuts.

Took off all of the excess paper.

I used the ever adorable Peachy Keen Stamps to give my Ladybug her darling face.
(PK-755 Critter Faces SET A Large)

Assembled my Ladybug and added white Gelly Roll pen to the eyes.

Chose my background paper (DCWV Extreme "Everyday" Stack), and glued down my Ladybug's shadow as well as the matte for my die cut phrase.

Used foam adhesive to give the words, "love bug" and my Ladybug some dimension.

And, here is the finished product.

You can view my Ladybug Love post here.

This card was also entered into the Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge #20.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday #114

Hello Crafty Friends!


Here is my submission for the
"Don't Bug Me!"

For this card, I used the Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge for the Ladybug, Peachy Keen Stamps in Critter Faces for the face, and DCWV's Extreme Everyday Paper Stack for the patterned paper.

I am also entering this card in the
Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge


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