Wednesday, January 29, 2014

January Kit Creation for the Scrapbooking with M.E. Boutique

Hi everyone!

I'm sharing a Mini Album I made with the January kit from the Scrapbooking with M.E. Boutique on FB.
The paper collection is called "Key to My Heart" from Kaisercraft.

My album is 5"x7" (the covers are 5.5"x7.5")

The following are pics of the inside and all the pages. There are 6 double pocket/double sided pages.

 Each page has a 4x6 photo mat in the pocket.
Then there is a pocket at the top of each page that holds
gate fold booklets in each
Here are pics of one of those....

Back cover.
The closure is ribbon with a magnet under the flower piece on the front cover.

I did a little something different to "spice" up the binding...

I am also entering my mini album at:
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog ~ Use ribbon and/or lace

Well, that's it. Let me know what you think.
Also, I am uploading a YT video right now (as I type this post). Be sure to check it out here:

Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time...


Thursday, January 23, 2014

Lovin' My Handmade Journal!

Hello everyone!
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.

I have a journal to share with you today.
This was our January challenge at the Scrapbooking with M.E. Boutique on FB.
This was the first time I ever used the Zutter Bind it All. I'm so behind! :)

This is a "from scratch" journal. The covers are covered chipboard.
I used the Echo Park, Love Story collection. It's an older collection but one of my favorites that EP has ever come out with. I'm hoarding my leftovers. :)
 There are 3 dividers inside with 10 sheets of white card stock pages in between. Here's the front and back of the first divider. Each divider has 2 pockets, on each side and a matching tab at the top.

 Here is the 2nd divider, front and back.

 and on to the 3rd divider, front and back and the back inside cover. The inside cover also has 2 pockets with lots of little tags tucked away in them :)

And lastly, the back cover.
I loved making this journal.
Please be sure to check out my YouTube video I made showing all the details.
You can find it here:

I am also entering my journal at The Pink Elephant ~ Challenge #234

Until next time...


Saturday, January 18, 2014

Mysterious Dinos!

I'm back with a card I made for the Mystery bunch!

We are a group of card makers on SplitCoastStampers. Each round has a new host that send us Mysterious images that we color and make cards with.
Kate was our hostess this round and she sent the most adorable little dinosaur image from Stampin Up!

Here's what I made:

I used all SU! papers and card stocks, cut the image (colored it with Spectrum markers) out with my large scallop circle punch (SU) and then some layering circles with my Spellbinders dies. The sentiment is from an AmyR set "Sweet Sentiments". I punched that out with my SU scalloped oval punch. I finished the card with a star brad from my stash.
Simple, simple, simple. :)

The orange circle is popped up on foam dots.

This little image just said "boy's birthday" to me so that's what I went with.

I'm excited to see what everyone creates with this image and what cards I get back from the swap!

Thanks for visiting me!

Until next time...


Friday, January 17, 2014

Another Mini Album Finished!

Hi everybody!

I hope you're having a great day and looking forward to the weekend.

I wanted to share a mini album I completed with you.

I shared a page from the album found in THIS POST.

Now, I have the entire album completed!
Here is a little sneak peek of the cover:

And here's the link to the You Tube video:

I appreciate you watching my YT videos.
Please subscribe to my channel and leave a comment! :)

Until next time...


Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Angels Who Duel?!!

Say it ain't so!

Yep, the Dueling Darlings are at it again. This round I'm hostessing for the Dazzlers! :)
Carol is the Divas hostess. Our theme is Angels. More specifically for me, the Dazzlers are Angels! ;)
This great group of ladies put up with my constant "air headedness" and love me anyway.
I got their kits to them just in the nick of time to post today. Whew! I'm just glad they arrived. LOL

I hope they enjoy what I sent them.
Their kit included ~

Image: C.C. Designs Peace on Earth
teal papers from Recollections
textured flower paper from DCWV
an acetate sheet from Crafter's Companion
white paper bag from the Scrapbooking with M.E. Boutique on FB
buttons from MFT
Dewdrops from the Robin's Nest
fabric flower from Wal-Mart
and baker's twine from Maya Road

Here's what I made:

My card base is 5"x5". Those C.C. Design stamps are pretty big!
I colored the image with my Spectrum markers.
I don't have an oval spellbinders die big enough so a little of her halo got cut off :(

We've asked the ladies to share an "Angelic" story with us in their post.

The angel in my life would have to be my grandmother, Gertrude Wray. She was always so sweet to me and my sister. Always loving on us and asking about everything and everybody in our lives. Even though she had 19 grandchildren, she had this way of making you feel like you were the only one. You know? This March will be 2 years since she left this Earth. I miss her terribly. But, I wouldn't wish her back here for anything. She is finally getting to be with Papaw again after 38 years of being apart.
I love you Mamaw!

Thanks so much for stopping by my little blog.
I can't wait to visit the Dueling Darlings to see what they made for this challenge.
See for yourself! Visit their blogs by following the links in my left sidebar.

Until next time...