Monday, December 14, 2015

Mini Album in a box

Good Evening Family, Friends, Followers and Fellow Crafters,

I'm very Sorry for the delay on getting this video up.  Between two basketball games last week and being under the weather, it's been a whirlwind. Nevertheless, here is it. Thanks for stopping by.

Have a GREAT week!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Mini Album Monday: Mini Album in a Box

Good Morning Family, Friends, Followers and Fellow Crafters,

Welcome to another edition of Mini Album Monday.  I will try and get a video up this evening, but until then, here are the pictures.  Wait... a little history.  I've been wanting to make this for at least 2 months now.  All the tutorials online led me to sites, where I had to purchase a tutorial.  I watched at least 5 videos and I decided I was going to try this out instead of buying.  It took me a few tries but I like how it turned out.

Thanks for stopping by.

Overview of the box.

Side View.  Ribbon is from Hobby Lobby
I created a stand so the gift would be on display.  These are doll pin heads.
I used Kathy King of Paper Phenomenon's Hidden Hinge binding method.

Have a GREAT week!

Monday, November 30, 2015

VIDEO: Mini Album Monday: 40th Birthday Celebration

Good Morning Family, Friends, Followers & Fellow Crafters,

WOW, it has been awhile since my last post.  I need to make up for that in December.  I have worked on several projects but I have to wait until the recipient has it before I show and tell.

For my friend's 40th Birthday, I decided to tackle Kathy King's (Paper Phenomenon)  Life in Retrospect Album 2.  I only purchased the instructions, so I certainly challenged myself.  It was fun and I can't wait to tackle another.

I hope you enjoy the video and thanks for stopping by!

Life In Retrospect 2
Paper Studio Black and White 2 / Celebrate Page Kit / Recollections black cardstock

#paperstudio #recollections

Monday, August 31, 2015

16oz Insulated Travel Mug with Lid.

Good Afternoon Family, Friends, Followers and Fellow Crafters,

School is back in and summer is slowly winding down.  It has been awhile since my last post.  There has been a lot happening but I have been creating.  This past weekend, I worked on these cups.  It has been a month since I last used vinyl and my little pick wanted some craft time.  WOW, Can you believe tomorrow is September 1?  Don't even mention how close Christmas is.

Thank you all for stopping by.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Cards, Cards and More Cards

Good Morning All,

For the past month, I have been working on projects that I haven't been able to share.  Now, I can pull the cover off and release them, lol!!!  My son is running for King, in a church pageant and I wanted to make something I could sell to help him raise money.  I was seeing giftbags all over Facebook, so I decided to give it a try.  More than just a bag, I added cards to them, so they could be sold as a set.  Some of my cards are Pinterest inspirted.

Thanks for stopping by!

Assoreted Sympathy Cards

Assorted Than You Cards

Monday, July 6, 2015

Mini Album Monday Travel Album

Good Evening All,

I tried to get this posted before departure but it was too much going on.  My daughter and I (along with a few classmates) just returned from a 10 day European education tour.  We spent time in London, Paris and Barcelona.  There were pros and cons with each country but I enjoyed myself regardless.

My daughter did a video blog for the first few days but it tapered off because she was too sleepy at night to keep it going.  All we need is to print pictures, add journaling and this album is complete!!!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Mini Album Monday - Baby Boy Onesis

Good Morning All,

My apologies for being late on yesterday's post.  My laptop was on the fritz yesterday and I had to stick to my curfew and get to bed.  The is a short video, showing you a cute mini album that you can do as a baby shower gift.

Thanks for stopping by.  Next week's menu will feature an 8.5x11 travel album.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Spy Themed Party

Good Morning All,

Another school year is coming to a close and both of my children have projects on top of projects to complete.  The project below is for a Language Arts class.  My 5th grader had to create a party based on a Spy Kids book.  The assignment called for an invite, guest list, dialogue written out, food and music.  He searched online for ideas and this is the final project.

Thanks for stopping by.  Stay tuned for another Mini Album Monday.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Mini Album Monday...Episode 1

Good Evening All,

Welcome to the first episode of Mini Album Monday.  I love mini albums and they are another favorite next to party favors.  I am all about capturing those Kodak moments and putting them paper.  I'm always behind so I always have something to remember.

This week, I finished my first Kathy Orta (of Paper Phenomenon) Foto Folio.  This came with a lot of bumps and bruises but I liked my condensed version and my sister, LOVED IT, when she got it in her hands yesterday.

Enjoy the video!  If you have any questions, ask away.  Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, May 11, 2015

Mother's Day Celebration

Good Afternoon Everyone,

You have seen me write this before BUT I just love favors.  I love an event where I walk away with a little reminder of what I experienced.  Each year, at church, we have a Mother/Daughter Prayer Breakfast.  This year, I wanted to make something special to encourage the ladies on their daily journey.  It came down to 2 choices and the decision was decided based on the fact that this favor could double as the program.  It was a lot of work, but I enjoyed it.  The bags were used as door prizes.

Quotes are from the Silhouette Store

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a GREAT week!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!!!

Good Morning Family, Friends, Followers & Fellow Crafters,

This week has been designated as teacher appreciation week!  Our hard working teachers deserve more than a round of applause and standing ovation.  They have a touch job managing 30 personalities on a daily basis, while trying to teach the curriculum.  I look forward to coming up with something special each year.

Full Table Display
Delicious Chocolate Mini Bundt cakes

Tote Bag.  Quote is from the Silhouette Store

Found this idea on Pinterest and had to make one

This tag was a printable tag found on Pinterest

Mini Post-it Note Holder

Back of the post-it note holder

Altered Wood Clipboard
Back of the Clipboard and Tote Bag

Thank you all for stopping by.  Have a GREAT WEEK!!!!


Monday, April 20, 2015

Hope You're Feeling Better

Good Morning Family, Friends, Followers and Fellow Crafters,

My sinuses had me under last week.  I've been miserable in between still trying to maintain my normal duties. I took to my idea catalog and came across a get well card.  I heard so many 'get well' thoughts that I had to make these cute cards.

The box is a file purchased from the Silhouette Store.  It took me 45 minutes to reconstruct it so it wasn't sticking too far off the card.  I love how they turned out.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

EMPIRE Takeover Challenge

Good Evening Family, Friends, Followers and Fellow Crafters,

I am having fun over at Scraps of Color.  So many of us were glued to our TVs watching Empire, week after week.  The talented Robert Jackson, decided it didn't have to end.  Each week, we receive a character from the show, if we completed the previous week.  Here are my first 3 entries.

Challenge #1 Anika - Red lips a must and card should be elegant with some pearls or diamonds.

Challenge #2  Andre - Must use a die cut and use an inspirational or encouraging sentiment on the front of the project.

Challenge #3 Hakeem - Must have some gold and some  form of a music note rather a die cut or patterned paper.

Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT week!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Personalized Onesis & Tees

Good Morning Family, Friends, Followers and Fellow Crafters,

It's been almost a month since my last post.  I am trying to get better.  Last week I did something I haven't done since October...  complete a layout for my daughter's school album.  It felt so good.  In between that, I received a call from friend for a cancer tshirt.  Because I love her and her sister to pieces, I stopped what I was doing to help the family start this journey and win the fight!!!

Shirt was inspired by Pinterest browsing.
Back of Cancer tee
My Bishop ended one of his messages with this thought.  Instantly, I knew it needed a tshirt.
Gift for a math teacher

Have a GREAT week ALL!!  I"ll be back in a few days to share a video of a paperbag album I made.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Single Tube Candy Holders

Happy Wednesday Family, Friends, Fellow Crafters & Followers,

Valentine's Day is here.  This is my last time making something for the kids' classmates.  Why?  My youngest is off to middle school in the fall and class parties seem to come to a halt during that time.  I absolutely love making things for class parties, so if you need some help with your little ones, call me. LOL!!!

I found the template from Lisa Somerville.  As I began making these, a friend asked about party favors for her daughter's baby shower.  I thought I could adapt these tubes for her Cat in the Hat theme and tadaaaaaa......

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a GREAT week!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Thank You Cards

Good Afternoon Family, Friends, Followers and Fellow Crafters,

I can not have enough thank you cards.  I'm working on stockpiling them.  One look I love is that of panels.  Whether they are matted or not, I just like the look of them.  I also decided to break out a stamp set I've had for a while but never used.  Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to look.

Have a GREAT week!!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Waterfall Folios

Happy New Year Family, Friends, Followers & Fellow Crafters,

Those of you who know me, know I LOVE mini albums.  I've made plenty of them but in 2015, I'm looking forward to new ways to help you showcase those pictures.  Folios are the answer.  When I first saw one, it reminded me of the wallet inserts from back in the day where you could flip your wrist and out rolled15 pictures.  LOL!!  Yep, just what I need.

My daughter just turned 13 last week and I decided to dig up her annual pictures from each year to showcase.  Folios can be used for any celebration.

Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!!


Waterfall Folio - Birthday Celebration
This design was inspired by last week's sketch on Mojo Monday.  This blog is my go to for card inspiration.  Although the sketch has the ribbon tied in the front, I needed this one in the back for closure.
Have a GREAT week!!!! Stay tuned, I've already started another mini album.  It's a flip on something you've already seen.