Saturday, August 9, 2014

Is this in vain...

Sometimes you just have to wonder are you doing the right thing. I make and make looking for any sort of feed back. I get a few likes but not a lot of response. I am thinking am I doing this all in vain. Am I just fooling myself in to believing that what is in my heart isn't really meant to be.

Many hours goes in to a project with very little to show for it. Guess I have to decide if this all worth it or am I the fool for thinking it is.

Heart is heavy tonight :{

Love and Laughter,

Thursday, August 7, 2014

An Erie Tail Folio

I made my first folio album using Graphic 45 An Erie Tail.  I love this papers, they are so cute.  I got this idea from Ginger at My Sisters Scrapper. I love the fact you can get 15 photos in the space of 3/8 of an inch.  This mini has a waterfall, which is why you can get so many photos in such a small space. 

I used I am Roses flowers on the front, sprayed with Lindy's Stamp Gang in Scintillating silver, it adds just a sparkle without adding color.  I also added brads from Stampin up - antique brads just to add some extra details along with a stick pin I made.

I hope this is the first of many of these folio albums.  They are so pretty and such fun to make. 

I will list this in my Zibbet's store ---- Go and check it out!!!

Love and Laughter,


Thursday, July 24, 2014

My take on a toilet paper roll mini album

Well, I saw this idea from Ginger at My Sister's Scrapper and thought, what a cool idea. It is not like we all don't have toilet paper rolls in the house, why not! I tried it with the brand we use and found they were too short for the chip board I already had cut from some other project. I would take the same concept and just make mine out of card stock. 
I made a tube for each of the tags based on a toilet paper roll.  I did the base layer from Kraft cardstock, layering black cardstock and design paper over that.  The paper collection I used was from My Mind's Eye the Blush collection. I just love the vintage paper and I love pink so it just worked for me. There are 6 pages to this mini and tags in each page.   To the cover I added some I am Roses pink and cream tipped roses to the front cover along with some black bling swirls I had in my stash.  I did color some white seam binding with Lindy's Stamp Gang in Clam Bake Beige.  I added some beads and a crown charm also from my stash.  I think it is pretty dang cute! 
 I hope you all like it!! 


This will be for sale in my Zibbet's shop as well.

Love and Laughter,

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A gift for my beautiful daughter Danielle

I have been watching a lot of YouTube lately of very talented ladies making altered boxes.  I thought to myself, shoot I can do that!  Low and behold, that is what I did.  My daughter, Danielle, has a thing for birds and butterflies.  I thought, what a neat idea, surprise her with one of these altered keepsake boxes.  I went off to Michaels and picked up a couple they were only $4.99, so why not.

I had recently purchased the Graphic 45 Botanical Tea, it has absolutely stunning papers and would be beautiful on this box for her. I started off by painting the wooden box with Americana Enamel paint in Light Buttermilk, then taking one of the papers from the Botanical tea collection, I used the blue stripe for all for of the sides, distressing them and inking them with Tim Holtz Distress ink in Vintage Photo.  On the top, I used a piece of chocolate brown cardstock layering the blue bird paper from the collection, distressing all the edges and tearing the top corner so I could add a piece of the brown paper and a paper doily, inking them as well.  I used some crystal swirls I just had in my stash on the top corner on both sides of the flower sprays I created. For the flower sprays, I used all I am Roses that I sprayed with Lindy Stamp Gang Sprays in Nantucket Pearls (I have to say it is my favorite color pallet right now).  I punched several butterflies out with my Martha Stewart Butterfly punch, putting an ice blue gem in the center of each butterfly. 

Inside the box, I did the same with other papers from the collection, adding more flowers from I am roses sprayed with the Lindy's sprays.  There are a couple of stick pins I just made with beads I already had in my stash.  I added a few embellishments with some of Prima metal bird cage and Graphic 45 staples just as accents.

I hope everyone likes my first attempt at an altered box.  I will be listing this box in my Zibbet's store.  I have plenty of this paper to make more boxes.

Love and Laughter,

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Sunshine Mini Album 6 x 6

Hello & welcome to my blog!

This is a mini album I made using My Minds Eye Sunshine collection.  I really love these papers.  I based this whole mini album on the yellow butterfly I purchased from Angelica at LittleScrapShop on Etsy.  I just fell in love with her hand made butterflies.  The second I found her shop I just knew I had to have some! Of course, I could not get just the yellow ones :) I had to get several other colors as well!  I also found the Sunshine collection (no longer available) from My Mind's Eye and fell in love with the papers.  I made this mini based on a tutorial from a great friend of mine Cathy at So Much Scrap.  She is simply AMAZING!

Since this was one of my first mini albums I needed a starting point.  I really love how it turned out. 

This book has a chipboard cover with painted black edges and covered in design paper from the Sunshine collection.  The flowers I have used are from I am Roses and are sprayed with Lindy's Stamp Gang starbursts spray, Yellow Rose of Texas, and the black is from Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist spray mist paint, Its Black.  Along the spine of the book it is a velvet black paper and has a Tim Holtz jump ring that I have tied with yellow ribbons and a charm too.  There are multiple flip ups, flip outs, and each one is a pocket page.  There are lots of tags and plenty of space for photos.  You could easily put 25 - 30 photos in this book. 

I hope you love it as much as I do!

It is for sale in my Zibbet's store -

Love and Laughter,

I am back!!!!!

Hello! I know it has been far too long since I have posted anything on my blog.  Well that is about to change!! I have been posting a lot on my facebook page but not on my blog.  I am super sorry about that!!! I over the next few days I will be adding all of the new mini's I have been so busy making.  Each one is different in size and materials.  I hope you all like them and keep coming back to see what else I can do. :)

All of them are up for sale if you see anything you like please feel free to contact me and I would be happy to ship it to you! 

Love and Laughter,