Monday, October 29, 2012

A Shabby Album

It's been a long time coming, and I finally got the chance to upload the pictures of this project to share with you! I worked on and off on this album for quite a while, and even though it's a simple album, for some reason it took me forever to get motivated to finish it.
I used the Portrait Accucut Die for the base of the album, which is chipboard, and which I cut in half to make the portrait shape into actual pages for the album. Since I'm on a "paper diet" (which I broke a few days ago, but I'm currently back on it lol), I told myself I needed to start using all the gorgeous designer paper that I keep piling up. What I'm about to say is kind of silly, but honestly, some collections I just have a hard time cutting into lol. For instance, I've been wanting to do some stuff with Graphic45's last year's springs collection, yet every time I think I might sit down and start the project, I put everything away because everything is so beautiful I don't want to cut it lol! Isn't that just CRAZY?! Seems pretty crazy to me, but little by little I'm pushing myself to use all my gorgeous paper lol. One that's particularly hard to get into, is my all time favorite Lost and Found by My Mind's Eye, the Sunshine Collection. Ugh! I LOVE that entire line, but that particular collection just drove me crazy and I bought everything of it, both the 6 by 6 and 12 by 12 papers too. I have stuff in mind for it's only a matter of cutting them up and starting already lol.

Anyways, back to this album. I used one of my hoarded collections by The Girls Paperie. So sad they closed down, because their designs were pretty neat. I also used some of my leftover paper from K & Co.'s Watercolor Bouquet Collection, because some of the colors went well with The Girls Paperie stuff. I made a detailed video of this project which you can watch at the end of this post if you are interested in seeing all the details, but here are a few pictures so you can get a glimpse of some of what can be found inside.

Here's the video for you:
The goal with this album was to have a place to hold a bunch of pictures of my Emily's second year of life. I can't believe how fast time flies, and sure enough she'll be turning three pretty soon! I hope you enjoyed this project, and stay tuned, because I'm determined to get into my paper stash, and I think The Sunshine Collection by My Minds Eye is my next target!
Hope you are having a good week, and if your town is on Hurricaine Sandy's Path, know that you are in my prayers. It wasn't even a direct hit in my area, and still the beaches around here have been completely wiped out... stores are closed, and the storm's consequences aren't done yet with this area. I can't imagine everyone that's getting directly hit with that awful storm. Be safe and take care!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Super Simple Monday: Fly

Hello everyone! As I sit here barely able to breathe, since unfortunately I currently have a terrible cold, I think of all the emails I have to go through, the piles of stuff I have to get to, and don't seem to decide what to work on first. I went through my pictures on my computer, and noticed this card I made a while ago but never shared.
I used the My Minds Eye "Be Amazing" collection from their Follow your Heart line. I love the colors and graphics in the collection. I made this card for my husband and he loved the texture and color combo.
I added a tiny bit of dimension by curling the banner a little bit and adding some dimensional adhesive. I thought it would be kind of odd to have a polaroid of a polaroid, so I did it lol, and cut out the mustard polaroid frame using one of my Quickutz dies, and used the pattern paper with a polaroid of the kites to frame it within the mustard colored polaroid. I liked the finished look, and to me, it works lol.
I added some twine, and a button just for an extra accent, and I just love the simplicity of the card. It was really fast to make too!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


Hello everyone!
Id' love to share with you a card I created using one of my all time favorite paper Collections by My Minds Eye (MME), the Howdy Dooty, and a favorite CC Designs stamp. I love this image's hair and I love how her hair came out too. I colored her quite a while back, and I needed to make a card... she was just perfect for it. Take a look: 
The XOXO ticket is from Recollections, and it's held on the card by a Tim Holtz metal trinket. The paper Carnation flowers on the card are by Wild Orchid Crafts, and the leaves are punched out of green card stock with a leaf punch by Martha Stewart. I also used a Webster Pages acrylic flower to mix in the bundle. The gold pearl sprays I got from the Dollar Store a while back, and I made the banner using a Jenny Bowlin Ribbon punch, and some twine from MME that coordinates with the collection.
On the inside, pretty simple like always, I used the same trim I used in the front, which I bought from my local scrapbooking store, The Paper Niche, and some more of the designer paper.
The entire card is a 5.5 by 5.5 card base, which I made using Craft colored card stock. I love this image and will totally be using her to practice my hair coloring. I paper pieced her and used my Copics to color in her skin and hair. She is just so sweet! Do you like it?

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Say Cheese!!!

Hello friends! Today I wanted to share a card I made for Sweet Nothings Stamp Co., but before I showed you what I made, I wanted to introduce to you all the new digital stamps that were released this month:

I personally think this is the best release yet! Check out the store and get some to do some Copic coloring with!

I made a hexagon easel card, using the Sweetest Thing- Honey Collection by My Minds Eye and Say Cheese Sophie from the digi shop. I have been seeing a ton of shaped cards, and since the hexagon shape is so in right now, I decided to give it a try.

As you just saw, Say Cheese Sophie is one of the new releases for this month, and I could not wait to color her in as soon as I got her. She is just SO cute! I'm a sucker for stamps with cameras on them LOL.
On her bow, and the details of her sweater I used, Liquid Pearls in the color Flamingo, just to add a bit of dimension and pearlescent finish, which added a bit more interest to the image.
I love the colors of this card and hope you enjoyed it as much as I did making it.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
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