Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Ready for some exciting reading to kick off your week?


Ready for an early-week, wild read as a pick-me-up?
★★★★★Action, suspense and romance! Really enjoyed this action packed mystery from Robin. It was filled with suspense and a dash of romance. I loved the twists and turns of the river as much as the twists in the story. It kept my attention from start to finish!”

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Countdown Calendar

Here's a countdown calendar I made for Christmas using the Ikea frame:

Sorry I don't have still photos as the calendar is packed safely away with the decorations.


Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Halloween album

Here's an album I made for Halloween. This year, the girls hosted a "murder mystery dinner party" for Halloween, complete with a sleepover, so I wanted to make a special album. I LOVE Graphic 45 papers, and the Steampunk Spells collection ROCKED.

And here are the still photos:
The cover....this is a chipboard cover I created and I used Glossy Accents to highlight features on the front:
 Inside page 1:
 Inside page 2: I created the album all with envelopes, bags, and cardstock, then used the Graphic 45 papers and embellishments and a few I had in my stash
 Inside page 3: I created a lot of pockets and used the tags as much as possible:
 Page 4:
 Page 5: I didn't pull out all the tags at the top for the pictures
 Page 6: Isn't this paper AWESOME?
 Page 7: Loved doing a lot of flips:
 Page 8: Had so many of the tags, which just add so much to the book, IMHO
 Page 8 flip:
 Page 9:
 Page 10:
 Page 11:
 Page 12:
 Page 13:
 Page 14:
 Page 15:
 Page 16:
 Page 17:
 Inside back cover:
I didn't take a shot of the back cover because I was already so photo-heavy in this post, but I really wanted y'all to see all the cool interior page layouts. :)

Hope you enjoyed!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Benton's Collection Folio

This week's crafting share: 

Here's the folio I made for my oldest grandson's first five years:

And the still photos of the project...

Front cover:
Open to inside--front page left side:

Left side, second page with 3 large photo mats, photo wallet, and 3 tags:

Left side, back pocket: page on left, then folder-style envelope for birthday pictures:

Right side: "page 1" with photos in envelope for 1 year old...the flaps on top and bottom have envelopes with more pictures and memorabilia:

"page 2" with photos in envelope for 2 years old :

"page 3" with photos in envelope for 3years old:

"page 4" with photos in envelope for 4 years old:

"page 5" with photos in envelope for 5 years old:

Back pages-include burlap and file folder pages:

Inside back cover-full pocket for memorabilia or more photos:

That's it. I LOVE how the folios look. Am working on mine right now, a large one. I think I'm going to put my writing stuff in it. Right now, I'm having fun working on the cover. I'll post pictures when I'm done.

Happy crafting!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Scrapbook Folio

I'm proud to share with y'all the folio I made featuring my youngest grandson's first 5 years (he's only 3, so there are a lot of blank places)....I used the small Tim Holtz Collections folio and paper collections from Graphic 45 and Bundle of Joy and regular cardstock. I LOVE how it turned out!

And here are some photos of the individual features:
Front cover
 As soon as you open:
 Left side, second page:
Left side, 3rd page and pocket back:
 Right side, flaps open:
 Right side, 2nd "page:"
 Right side, 3rd "page:"
 Right side, 4th "page:"
 Right side, 5th "page:"
 Right side, back pocket:
 Back cover:
Hope you enjoy! Loved making this and am currently working on the one for oldest grandson's first five years!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Scrapbook mini album

I have to say, I'm so excited to share with you some of the scrapbooking crafts I've been working on. This is an album I created using envelopes and cardstock. I'm so happy with how this album turned out.

Front Cover:

 Inside pages:

 Back cover

Hope you enjoyed!