Friday, August 11, 2017

KIT SALE



Out with the Old and in with the New.  All my kits are on sale.  As some of you may know, I am in the process of moving and I don't want to pack these kits up and take them with me.   Well that is not the only reason, but it is a good one.

Kits are located under the "Kit/Shop" tab above or click HERE.

I am going to be starting a new series beginning in September that will run until the end of the year.  More information later to come, your not going to want to miss it.




Monday, July 10, 2017

Photo Issues on Blog (Tutorial and Kit areas)

It has come to my attention that all my pictures for the Tutorial and Kit pages have been missing because Photobucket updated their system.  I have to search for a new place to upload my pictures to and get an embedding code to put on my blog.  Please bear with me as I try to find a solution to this problem.  Thank you.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Wild and Free Mini Album (Prima)

I know it's been some time since my last post and project.  I am dealing with a short sale and packing my house to move.  Because of this move, I have to shrink my scrapbook room, which is tough for me to do.  I have yet to move, still in the process.  It's taking some time.  Because of all of this, my mojo has left the building.  So I'm starting slow with just a little Prima project.  There are no kits or tutorials for this.  I purchase a Prima, Frank Garcia - Memory Hardware, Tiny Mini Album, 6 x 6" pad of Wild and Free paper collection, ephemera, and flowers.  This was a nice, cute little project that I am hoping will bring me back my mojo and start dishing out projects again.  Things are moving slowly, but they are moving.

WILD AND FREE MINI ALBUM


Supplies: Prima - Frank Garcia - Memory Hardware Tiny; 6 x 6" Prima Wild and Free paper; Wild and Free Ephemera pack; and Wild and Free Flowers.  (More supplies listed below)

There are some molded pieces on this album.  Such as the Keyhole (Prima Mold) above, and the frame and heart (ModPodge) below.

Supplies:


 
 These two waxes match this paper collection perfectly.

INSIDE THE ALBUM

 
I used a Spellbinders die on the right and the left page uses Martha Stewart French Scallop die.








Throughout the album on certain pieces, I would use Wink of Stella (clear) to add a little sparkle.

CLOSE UP OF EACH PAGE














WILD AND FREE MINI ALBUM VIDEO


Thank you for watching!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Tutorial, Kits and Videos READY for Pockety Pocket Mini Album

I have finished the Pockety Pocket Mini Album Page Construction video, which can be found on my youtube channel or below.

The written tutorial is ready and under the "Tutorial" tab or click HERE.
Kits are available under the "Kit/Shop" tab or click HERE.

POCKETY POCKET MINI ALBUM

(Link to original post, click HERE)

KIT

PAGE CONSTRUCTION VIDEO



THANK YOU FOR WATCHING!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Pockety Pocket Mini Album

Greeting!  Hope everyone is having a great year so far.  Mine has been bumpy, but  I am making due.  In the coming months I will be packing up and moving so I will continue to be slow moving, but I will not stop.  This move however will not effect shipping out kits and sending tutorials on time.  I will stay on top of that.  Okay, time for the fun stuff.

This album is called "Pockety Pocket Mini Album" and it is a 7 1/2 x 9 3/4" album with 4 different pocket page styles.  The tutorial and construction video will have directions on making each page.  I used Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook paper collection.  Kits will have this paper collection in them and can be purchased now, click HERE to be directed to the Kit or click on the Kit/Shop tab above.

The tutorial and page construction video will be up in the next couple of days. However, below is a pre-view video showing the entire album.

Time for pictures...
POCKETY POCKET MINI ALBUM




INSIDE ALBUM

 The first page style is called Hook-N-Ladder because the bottom part hooks onto the top part.  The tags used are from Graphic 45 Ephemera Cards from the Nature Sketchbook collection (which comes in the kit).


Second and Third Style pages are "Double Pocket" page and "6 x 5" Unfolding Pocket" page.
 The Unfolding Pocket looks like a pocket, but unfolds into 4 sections which is great for pictures and journaling.

 Double Pocket page and Hook-N-Ladder.

Last page style is the "4 1/4 x 6 1/4" Unfolding Pocket", similar to the other unfolding pocket, but a different direction.


Those are the page styles.  Pictures of every page are in the written tutorial.
Here a few more pictures.



 

This paper collection is pretty awesome in my opinion as I love butterflies.  But of course, any paper collection you choose will look great for this album.

Time for the Pre-View Video


 
Thank you for watching!

Monday, January 30, 2017

2016 Re-Cap

2016 RE-CAP


2016 has been an interesting year.  I started selling kits, which I am excited about.  I have more plans and can't wait to get to expanding my business even more.  Though I want to continuing moving forward at lightening fast speeds, I just don't have the ability to do so right now.  My personally life has to come first for the next couple of months as I might have to start looking for a new home and moving along with working on stuff for a Convention in March that me and my fiancé are vendors for.  This personally stuff is making me put the brakes on my business and crafting just for a bit.  I am slowing down, but I have NOT stopped.  So I will be posting new stuff soon, it just wont be this month.  Instead, you get a Re-Cap of the year 2016.  And what a year it was...

I have written tutorials for all my projects, which are step by step instructions with pictures.  Those can be found under the "Tutorial" tab above or click HERE
I do have kits still available for some of my later projects, you can check those out in the "Kit/Shop" tab above or click HERE.

I will highlight each month, the projects and the fun I had.  Thank you for supporting me and I appreciate your continuing support and appreciation for the craft. 

JANUARY
 
Accordion Style Plus Mini Album – Mon Amour VersionI liked this one because it played off an accordion type album, which I like, and then added pockets.  Also, the closure is one of my favorite parts of this album.  For the original post click HERE.  The YouTube video is HERE.   
 
This was the second version on this album, I originally did this one for Christmas 2015.  If you wish to see that post, click HERE.
 


 
 
Also in January was my Tag Storage Box.  A simple project to hold your decorative tags.  I had fun making the tags even though it was just paper and tags, no mixed media or inking.  Kind of simple and clean looking.  The original post click HERE and YouTube video HERE.
 


 
FEBRUARY
 
Usually January and February are slow months because all the new paper crafting stuff is coming out and being shipped.  So for February I only had one project and that was me playing around altering a box I bought from Joann or Michaels.  I called this project, Gilded Lily Altered Box.  Original post click HERE.
 

 

MARCH
 
March, well March is Graphic 45 Design Team Auditions, which I enjoy applying for.  I did a rather lengthy post for this one, so I am only recapping 2 projects, but feel free to see the entire post HERE.   So for the auditions I have Lighted Voyage and Enchanted Accordion Mini Album.  Also, I made my first SnapGuide, which is for the Enchanted Accordion Mini Album.  That Snapguide is on the original post, link above.
 


 
MORE in March.  I did a mini series with lighted boxes.  This one is called Moonit Travels using Graphic 45 City Scape paper line.  I really liked these projects, and made for great home décor pieces. 
 
 
APRIL
 
I made my first kits in April for Voyage Mini Album project.  That was a fun and exciting time for me.  Granted I didn't make a lot of kits because I was just getting my toes wet.  I don't make a lot of kits, but as I grow, I will do more and more.  For the original post click HERE.  YouTube videos: Pre-View Video click HERE and Page Construction Video click HERE.
 


 
MAY
 
May was fun.  Did a small project, Voyage: Table Banner, which I made my 2nd Snapguide of.  Original post click HERE.  I did my second kitted project as well, City Travels Mini Album, original post click HERE and YouTube Video: Pre-View HERE and Page Construction Video HERE.  So a good month to try stuff twice. 
 
 


JUNE
 
Starting to get the hang of things by summer time, new album, more kits.  I also did some more light boxes (original post click HERE).  They really are fun to create.  The album was my 2-Ring Bound Mini Album, original post click HERE and YouTube Videos: Preview HERE and Page Construction HERE.  I must say that I really liked this album because I made the cover into a vest and it is so stinking cute. 
 






 
 
 JULY
 
Going small in July.  I used a Graphic 45 ATC box and ATC tags and made an album in a box, called Enchanted Forest ATC Book Box and Mini Album.  So small, but so cute.  I love this tiny project.  As you might have noticed, I have been playing around with taking pictures in my light box and enhancing photos with a program.  It makes some of the pictures just POP.  Original post click HERE and YouTube video click HERE.
 


 
AUGUST
 
My most popular project was in August.  You can never tell which projects will be big hits and which ones will flop, even though I love all of them.  But this one surprised me by far.  The Ultimate Waterfall Mini Album.  I really love this project and I think it was a hit because people love the waterfall style pages.  Original post click HERE, YouTube pre-view video HERE and page construction video HERE.
 
 


SEPTEMBER
 
I went on vacation to Salem, Mass. and loved every minute of it.  So no project.  
 
OCTOBER
 
I love Halloween time so of course I made a Halloween project (I make one every year).  And Graphic 45 brought back Hallowe'en in Wonderland and I just love this paper.  The album is called Wonderland Mini Album.  Original post click HERE and HERE.  YouTube pre-view video HERE and page construction video HERE.
 
 

 
NOVEMBER
 
Family time, holiday time, and making Christmas presents time.  No projects.
 
DECEMBER
 
This project for December wasn't a Christmas themed like I usually do.  I make a Cookie/Dessert Jar with Mini Albums project.  This one was fun.  Either can be a picture album or dessert recipes.  I didn't give this one away for Christmas, I kept it.  Shhh don't tell anyone.  Original post click HERE.  YouTube pre-view video HERE and full construction video (includes cover and pages) HERE.
 

 



THAT'S IT FOR 2016
 
Time for 2017
 
Let the good times roll