Saturday, March 1, 2014

Cricut Explore

Here is my first test cut with the new Cricut Explore. It's a new die cutting machine from Provocraft.

It cuts like butter.  Very quiet and I love the writing feature.

Friday, January 3, 2014

"Present" Mini Album

Well I have another mini album to show you today. This album is from a tutorial by Kathy Orta-Files. I love the way this turned out. It measures 8 x 5 and has tons of space for pictures. The top of the present pulls out to reveal an accordion fold page. You could fit up to 6 full size pictures on each pullout.

The possibilities for this are almost endless. I think I will change the papers to a birthday theme. I'm also thinking about using it with a baby theme or even as an album for Mother's Day.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year 2014!

Well another year has come and gone. Overall 2013 was a good year and 2014 promises to be an even better year. I'm starting the year off by showing a few mini albums that I created the past couple of weeks.

This mini album was created for a friend's birthday. I used the tutorial Mini Treasures from Kathy Orta-Files' book Interactive Mini Scrapbooks. This book has some great albums for all levels. I used a variety of papers to create this album.

This book measures 6 x 9 and can hold several different sizes of photos along with journal spots. You can put this together in one afternoon. Great for gifts. 

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Coffee Sleeve Mini Album

Hi everyone. It's been a while, but I'm back and I have a cute mini album to share with you. 

This mini album is made from scraps of pattern paper, ribbons, fibers and coffee sleeves. You know the little wrapper you get when you order a cup of Java. 

Well I had a supply if them and I just couldn't throw them away. Sooo, I decided to make an album out if it. I think it turned out really nice.


There are six sleeves that make up this album. The album measures 5 inches wide by 2 1/4 inches high. I've added top loading tags that measures 4 1/4 inches wide by 2 inches high. Small tags measure 1 3/4 inches x 2 3/4 inches. 

The tags can be used for small photos or to journal those fun memories.

Lots of fun ribbons and fibers are tied to the binding ring.

This is really easy to make. It can be done in a couple of hours. The papers I used were from an older paper pack from DCWV. 

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year

Happy New Year Everyone!!!

I hope everyone had a fabulous 2012 and will have an even better 2013. As I look back and reflect on 2012, I realize I had many more "Ups" than "Downs" which is great. I don't make resolutions, because for some reason, they are very easy to break. Instead, I choose to set goals. My main goal is to "Do Better" in all aspects of life.

One of my goals is to do better on my blog. I have had a tendency to neglect it and I really want to post more. I have lots of exciting ideas and projects that I want to share with you, so please check back often for my posts.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Holly Jolly Blog Hop

Hi Everyone... Welcome to the Holly Jolly Blog Hop. This hop is hosted by Kristen of Fantabulously Pink. We have a full line-up of talented paper crafters. Make sure you visit everyone's blog for lots of fun.  If you arrived from Christine's site site, you're in the right place.

For my project I made a Matchbook Paperbag Mini Album. It is a fun and easy project to put together. It can be done in a few hours and it will look like you spent a great deal of time on it. I got the inspiration from Kathy Orta. she made one last year and I had bought the paper pack. I had too many projects to do then, however I found the time this year.

The cover of the album resembles a book of matches. Inside are 6 pages made out of the paperbags from Michaels. Inside each page is a pocket on the top which holds a large tag. you can use any page or tag to add photos or journaling.


Recollections Kraft Paper
Celebrate It Paper Bags
Pattern Patter -- K & Co.

Here is the complete line up in case you get lost along the way.

October Beauty
Ken’s Kreations
Darcy Beeler
Sis O’Snap
Phantom Rink Rat

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you are inspired to create. Now on to Anabel's site.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Halloween Blog Hop Winner

I want to thank everyone who participated in our Halloween Blog Hop. I appreciate all of the wonderful comments. Also a big thank you to all of my new followers. I hope everyone had fun.  
The winner of the Mini Monsters Cricut Cartridge is...
Fabulous album!!!
When my son was in 7th garde~I made him a "Wizard of Oz Flying Monkey" costume. That is my favorite costume :)

I will be contacting you to get your information so I can get the prize out to you.

Thanks everyone