Thursday, January 29, 2015

Valentine Treat Dish and Decorative Stick Pins

Here's an oldie but a goodie and an easy, inexpensive way to bring some holiday magic into your home.  It starts out as a 12 x 12 sheet of card stock, some scrap paper, scrap ribbon and a large binder ring.

Ingrigued? I'll be teaching it on Friday, February 6. Class starts at 10 am  and it'll take about an hour.  Cost is $2.  If you're interested, let me know through a comment on this blog.
On the same day, I'll also be playing around with some jewelry beads and hat pins.  I'll be creating decorative stick pins to use with page lay-outs and mixed media items.
You're invited to join me!  Here's an example of what yours could look like.
Class cost is $15.00.  You'll be making 5 pins and all supplies are included.  I'll also share supply sources for beads and raw materials and some tips on putting together great pins. Feel free to bring your own bead supply, the more the merrier!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Family Heirloom Mini-Album

I'm expanding my ways to put mini-albums together.  This one has lots of flips and folds. Believe it or not, it only has 6 pages and 3 places where it joins the spine! Enjoy.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Guy's Rule!

In late December I was cleaning out and reorganizing my studio and came across some really ancient BoBunny paper that I'd been hoarding and decided it needed to meet the 7 Gypsies album that was also in that hoarding stash.  A "Guy" album was born.  I love doing them because they're so unexpected and challenging.  There are flowers and pretty colors galore in the scrapbook world but it's sometimes hard to find paper and elements to showcase the guys in your life.
Here's the scoop. It's got 12 total pages, counting covers, and it measure 8x5". There's room for 17 3x5" photos and there's space for 10 wallet sized as well. I used some embossing folders from Tim Holtz along with some of his other goodies.  See if you can spot them in the photos.
This is a shot of the inside cover.  I popped up a photo mat and made room for 3 tabbed photo mats underneath that will hold 6 photos or journaling spots.
 Cork, gotta love it.  It just says grunge to me!

 The photo-turn swivels out of the way and the page flips up to reveal 2 more photo mats

 Another Photo-Turn that swivels out of the way so the page flips up to reveal 2 more photo mats.
 Inside back cover holds a journaling spot and a mini-envelope for some secret stuff.  We all have secret stuff, right?

Saturday, January 10, 2015

It's A Journal!

The sample for the January class is finished and I'm really happy with the way it evolved.  Had fun playing and enjoyed the liberty of not having to worry about too much going in.  It ended up being 11 pages long (3 more than I had originally planned!) has 4 pockets, 5 envelopes and 3 tabs.  Thicker than I thought it'd end up being but still manageable and will hold lots of photos, journaling and memorabilia.  Enjoy!
Inside front Cover with a pocket for tags

First envelope and craft page behind it, I wanted room to play!

More Envelopes!

First Tab with some embossing work

. . . and the back. Love the saying!

More pockets and an acetate on the right. You can see the next envelope and page through it.

The second tab is an acetate that I used a large stamp from T!m Holtz on. Love that the angry looking David is looking back onto the page.

Another envelope. They all have magnetic closures too.

More real estate to play on!

Another pocket and the last tab

Back cover with another pocket. This one's been run through an embossing folder and then sanded

a close up of the cover

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Travel Journal

Thought I'd share with you a journal I created about 5 years ago that I've been using to document all my trips.  Its well worn now and ready to be retired.  I'll be teaching an updated version of this travel journal on January 23 & 24.  Let me know if you're interested.