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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Come join me at Wild Wednesday!

Hi everyone,

It's my turn once again to host Wild Wednesday at Scrapbooker's Paradise.  Come join me for a little Irish fun.  I will show you how to make a quick and easy St. Patrick's Day wreath and banners!

The end of February is fast approaching.  You want to be ready for St. Patrick's Day don't you??

See you over there!

Monday, February 17, 2014

A Mini Album for the new baby!

Good morning everyone!  

I needed a relatively quick shower gift yesterday so I turned to the Baby Cakes Picture Your Life set by Close to my Heart to make a mini album.  I was quite happy with how it turned out, so thought I would share it with my Close to my Heart friends out there!

First off, I decorated the Journaling Cards Box to hold the mini, using the coordinating Babycakes Stickease Assortment and Babycakes paper pack.

Next, go through your Picture my Life cards and pick out some that you want for your cover and back.  You then glue them to the front and back of a piece of chipboard that is cut to the same size - 4 "x 6", (rounding the corners to match the Picture my Life cards).

Cut extra sheets of card stock in the same manner (using card stock from the paper pack), so that you will have extra pages to mount your photos on.  Below I'm showing how the smaller cards can be used to mat your photos.

These are some of the fun cards, you can add here and there through-out the album.

Because the Journaling Cards Box that is used to hold  the album, is so narrow, keep your embellishments "flat".  I continued to use pieces from the Stickease collection.

Mix the Journaling Cards among your photos.  They are so cute.  

There's lots of cards for the mom to put notes on, such as "Baby's Nighttime Routine" and "Family Fun", so it makes a really nice keep sake.  When I photographed my album, it came out looking pretty bright.  The colours are actually softer, as in the image below.
I had intended to use binder rings to hold the album together, but they don't fit in the Journaling Cards Box, so I tied it together with twine instead.  When you do this, make sure to tie it loosely so your pages will turn easily.

I was able to fit 39 pages into this mini- album, so there is room for a lot of photos.  

so you could have a lot of fun with these mini albums!

Happy Holiday to all of you who are celebrating one today!  
Here in Alberta, it is Family Day.... there's lots of fun activities going on .... Pancake Breakfast, Ice Skating, Ice Fishing, Children's Carnival... great events for families to share together!

Bye for now,

Supplies used:
Chocolate Ink Pad used to distress the edges of the front and back chipboard covers
Some trims from my stash.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Come join us for a new challenge at Playing in Paradise!

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

We have a new challenge up at Playing in Paradise and I'm the lucky host this month!  

Since it's Valentine's Day, I just had to do a layout of the newest love in my life, my little grandson Greyson.  My heart fills with love every time I look at him, so he's a fitting subject!

The inspiration for this layout came from the Marion Smith Nirvana paper line.  When I saw all those sweet little hearts, I knew this was my starting point.  I also used a sketch from Flying Unicorn that I loved.  

After punching the edges, I used some glitter snow and a butterfly stencil up in the right corner.   I put it on quite thickly as you can see, and I love the chunky, translucent, sparkly effect I ended up with.  

The paper butterfly was cut with a Memory Box die called Vivienne Butterfly.  It is so pretty and delicate.  The thing I love most about that die is it also cuts a body with antennas - that's something I always have trouble with when I'm making butterflies.

For the title, I used a piece of Dusty Attic chipboard and painted it with Croco Crackling Color in white.  I LOVE that stuff.  It dried very quickly and has awesome deep cracks.  The alphabet letters are a product from Close to my Heart.

This little piece below the photo was die cut with another Memory Box die called Cherish Border.  So pretty.  Scrapbooker's Paradise has a lot of lovely Memory Box dies in the store right now.

Supplies used are:

Nirvana paper collection from Marion Smith
Kaisercraft wood clock
Dusty Attic chipboard
Prima heart and angel
Prima butterfly stencil
Cheery Lynn English Tea Party doily die
Martha Stewart Around the Page punch
Viva Decor Crackling Color
Glistening Snow-Tex "Glittering Snow" by Deco Art

To learn what you need to do for my challenge, 
go here to 
Playing in Paradise.
Challenges at Playing in Paradise are open to everyone, using whatever supplies you choose.  You have three weeks from today to make a project and link it to our challenge 
(using the linky tool you will find there.)

My design team mates have also been busy preparing projects for this challenge, so be sure and check their blogs out (just click on their names):

I'm really looking forward to seeing what you all create for the challenge.  
Thank you for stopping by. 


Monday, February 10, 2014

Showcase Monday and a HUGE sale too!!

Hi everyone,

I had a great time making a masculine Valentine Pop Up Box Card for Showcase Monday for the Scrapbooker's Paradise blog today.

These little boxes fascinate me!  It's amazing how many embellishments you can add 
and they still lay flat.  Such fun!

I hope you'll drop by Scrapbooker's Paradise for more photos and details.  

PLUS, there's a HUGE sale going on.  You won't want to miss it!

Will be back later this week with more fun happenings at Scrapbooker's Paradise.
See you then!