Thursday, December 22, 2011

Mini Album Share - Zack

Here is another mini album I did for my other sister-in-law who’s favorite color happens to be, yup, you guessed it, yellow!  I was so excited to find all of these wonderful little goodies that were the right color!  Just lots, and lots of stuff.  Prima, Making Memories, Junkitz, Doodlebug, Paper Studio, Bazzil Basics, Creattive Imaginations, there is just a little bit of everything here.  Enjoy!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Mini Album Share - Zack

Here’s a quick little mini book I made for Bob’s sister, as always, many, many different supplies.  It is a great way to go through and use up that stash!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Mini Book Share - Z

Another mini-album share this week…sorry it’s been so long since I’ve uploaded stuff, just been busy concentrating on other areas of life…  This is a mini album I made the boys’ dad, for 008’s first year.  Yes, even though we are divorced, I still make him albums of the boys.  Not sure what he does with them, but that is his choice.  Hope he enjoys them as intended.
Cardstock is Bazzill Basics, paper is MME, lots of ribbon, Paper Studio, Making Memories, Bazzill Basics, Junkitz, Creative Imaginations, Scrapworks embellies, just lots of fun stuff.  Hope you enjoy!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Mini Album Share - Grandkids

I really like these little flip-style books; they are quick to make & fun to look at!  I made these for my mom-in-law shortly after I moved back up here.  It’s hard to call her my x-MIL as I never stopped thinking of her as a mom & friend.  She loved each of her grandkids & great grandkids with such a big heart, she had a wonderful spirit that is missed.
Patterned Paper is ProvoCraft.  Lots of others: Chatterbox, Chip Chatter and Making Memories Letters, Prima Flowers, Paper Studios buttons

Monday, September 26, 2011

Mini Album Share - Ben 2 Year

Just a cute little mini album that I made up 1 afternoon for my mom.  Lots of different product, Lots of fun!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

LO Share - Christmas 99

Here’s a fun little Christmas layout.  I was playing around with my Marvy 3” circle punch – fun! I think this might have been a re-do.  I know you are not supposed to do that.  But I do….
Cardstock is Bazzill, Paper is KI Memories, Sticker is Doodlebug.

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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Recycled Birthday Card


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Cute little card I made for a friend of mine who was turning 60.  Some scraps of paper from the DCWV Green Stack and part of a flap from a cardboard box.  The “stamp” was actually a homemade rub on.  Next time I think I will not use it on such textured stock, as the 49 again part bled a bit & was hard to read.  But still cute… Hope you enjoy!

Monday, August 8, 2011

LO Share Sci Fi Freak

This was a little something I did up to have a layout about myself, it was in response to my daily journaling prompt. Paper was DCWV, flower is Prima, buttons & letters are Paper Studio, journaling Block is BenzillaDesigns, Journal BlockZ (found on my Etsy shop) and some ribbon & a slide mount cut in half.  I scanned the magazine covers, then printed out, as they were a bit too big & bulky to include the originals.

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Mini Album Share - Being Dad

I tried something different with the pictures I took of the book.  Not sure I like them all combined together like this.  I think next time I’ll go back to doing it separately.  I had actually forgotten about making this one.  It is for my ex-husband, just of him & the boys together.

Supplies: Piggie Tales paper, Chip Chatter letters, Bazzill Basics brads, Dymo labels, Paper Studio flowers & buttons, 7 Gypsies stickers, Chatterbox rubons, Phrase CafĂ© stickers, smiley face paper clip I saw at the office store, the ribbon is actually a strip of old jeans.  I really liked how the pages were all different sizes and that the edges of stuff all stuck out from the covers.

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Check out the new Journaling SpotZ and IconZ in the store

So I've been hard at work here, but not so fast at getting stuff listed.  I just finished listing the last of 4 new products, and relisted a bunch of oldies but goodies out on Etsy. I have been busy pulling out every supply I own & trying to find a home for it, either here or someplace else.  I am almost done. I want to get to the closet yet, but I am having a hard time finding my storage cubes anymore & do not want to pay massive amounts of shipping :(  So if you have any suggestions, drop me a note!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Congratulations card

Just a cute little way to say “way to go!” Bazzill Cardstock with MME papers.  File tab punch & Dymo labels.  The credit card is one of the fake ones (of course) that they send to you.  Wanting to make it more?  Use a gift card in its place.  Fits a standard CD envelope, another way to use re-use!

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Warren Mini Book

A few years back, I lost a dear friend to melanoma. He was the music minister at church and quite  possibly the most awesome man I’ve ever had the privilege of knowing. While I know he’s finally at home, he’s left behind huge holes in a lot of lives.  This For his daughters, I made them each a little keepsake book… His favorite color was orange, his favorite shoes were Chucks, and he was so full of the spirit.  His favorite thing to tell you good-bye was “Jesus loves you baby, and so do I”.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Mini album share - Z&B

Z sometimes gets left out a bit on the whole scrapping thing, I suppose it is being the younger, or that fact that I work fulltime now, or something, but I do sometimes feel guilty for the fact his book is smaller or he has no minis of his own.  So I made this fir his birthday 2 years ago, when I was laid off….  It’s also weird to see how my studio has changed, but that’s another story….
I generally like 10-12 pictures total for the minis I make, not sure, it just seems to be a goodly number.  So here I have them laid out in the order I want them to be.


I then trimmed them to the size I wanted for the book, which was 4x4”.  The book is 4x6 made from scrap chipboard I have on hand.  I tend to save the backs of paper packs, notepads from work, or anything else that has the natural, non-bleached color.  If you are concerned about acid, spray them first.  I do not.  So here you see my stack of chip and the trimmed photos, still in order.



I used coordinating paper from a DCWV stack, the text paper has “friends” words on them and liked that since this book is about them growing together as brothers.


I tend to be somewhat methodical about  how I put everything together.  Here you can see I have the photos on the paper that will be that page, and I’ve started to go through and decide what embellishments I want to use for each page & have laid them out accordingly.  Notice nothing is adhered down, in case I change my mind.  Sometimes I make my own, which is what I’m doing here, I wanted a star & I didn’t have one, so I made it & then covered it with patterned paper.  I find it easier to embellish each page prior to adhering it to the actual page in the book.  I can see the flow better & it allows for no prongs sticking out….



Once I do start adhering to the pages, I find using a brayer or some sort of roller really helps squash down the adhesive to get a firm grip.  In this case, I know he’s pretty rough on stuff so it’s a bit more important.


I did sand the edges of the pages.  For this I just have a foam sanding block that I use.  I like it because it will fit to the contours.  I just keep wrapping new sandpaper around it as I need to.  A glue dot will keep it together.  Also nice because I can adjust the grit as necessary.  This is the cover, and you can see my practice journaling in the background too.


The last step is to punch the pages & bind it all together.  These things do have a thickness maximum so sometimes I have to do the picture page separate from the core page. And then in this case I just used a scrap of a binder I kind of like the incomplete look.


So here you can see it all together….