Monday, April 27, 2015

School Days Frame

My last project share as the Guest Designer at Country Craft Creations is a School Days Frame.
(the main paper was "Spelling")
A few months ago, on one of my facebook pages, they did an ATC swap.  As I went looking for ideas I came across a term called "inchies" which are a similar idea to ATC's.  Inchies are like miniture scrapbook pages created to fit a one inch square.  The idea was fabulous and I found tons of great examples.  As I looked at this paper this School Days "inchies" idea formed. 
These squares are not an inch big however, in fact they are 2 1/2 square.  I used bits of scraps from my other two projects and the 3x3 cut apart page, which I fussy cut.  Then I used foam tape to give the project dimension and some of the pillow stickers from the collection.  Finally I mounted the final squares to graph paper and framed it in an
8x10 frame.  It came together quite quickly! 
Add a mason jar full of pencils to the ensemble and between these 3 projects you'll have a fabulous display for your home.  One that will be enjoyed in your hands and on the shelf.

Friday, April 24, 2015

New! Shabby Princess Digital Collection

Wow, let's change things up a little bit :)  So, yes I love paper crafting, but part of me really loves digital design and scrapbooking as well.  Every now and again I get a digital collection idea and the bug takes hold and this is what I end up with :)  Here is my latest edition, the Shabby Princess Collection, for all your shabby, girly, princess, baby needs!  At some point in our lives all girls love a little bit of pink, purple and frills with a little bit of shabbyness to tie it in a bow :)
The collection includes 12 papers (300dpi, jpeg format)
and 87 elements (300dpi, png format)
I've already created a baby shower invitation for my sisters baby shower with it and it is darling!  Wouldn't it make a fantastic mother's day card, album, page, etc. 

Here are a few views of the collection.


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Book in a Box Tutorial (part2)

These photos are of the completed Book in a Box that I used to demo my Book in a Box you tube tutorial.  I used "Sweet Memories" paper collection from Colorbok and red, green and pink coordinating cardstocks.  I added a bunch of bling for a more fabulous spring and girly look!  I also stamped some journaling places on the tag inserts and added a bit of ribbon.  I may even add a stick pin or charm to it later :)

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Graphic 45 Design Team Video Audition 2015

Wow!  I'm back again with the video portion of my Graphic 45 Design Team Audition.  This has been such a fantastic adventure and I am still in shock and completely excited about make the 25 finalists in the first place!  I keep thinking about how much fun it would be to work with so many fabulous designers, I wish we could all make it and get to know each other better!
For my video I decided to share three projects...
However, you all know how much I love to teach - so I created a video tutorial for the mini album.  It's the smashbook that goes inside the Suitcase!  Measurements are included in the video!
Paper is "Come Away with Me" collection from Graphic 45
Hot Air Balloon
No tutorial yet, but I am planning on writing one :)

Vintage Suitcase


Vacation Smashbook


School Days mini Mini

My second project share as the Guest Designer for Country Craft Creations is ...
 a Miniture Mini.  This was just a quick, but super fun project I created to hold just a few pictures (my kids first day of school) :)  The first day of school is always filled with anxious excitement.  My kids are dressed and ready to catch the bus an hour before it's time.  They are wearing their favorite outfit and eager to see their schoolmates.  They've had a yummy breakfast (and sometimes two depending on how early they got up  The morning light is warm and helps me get the best photos.  I like to have them hold up 'how many fingers' for the grade they are entering (helps me remember from year to year).  I thought this would be a fun way to display these photos.
I used the October Afternoon "Milk Money" papers and elements from their Daily Flash line.
and some white cardstock. 

The idea came from this blog post (written in a different language), however, I did my own dimensions entirely!  This is just post that inspired the project.
Here are the measurments I used...
Outside cover is cut at 3 3/4 x 11, scored at 2, 3 1/2, 7 1/4, and 8 3/4.
The inside accordian folded piece (attached in the middle section on the left side was
cut at 3 1/2 x 11, scored at 3 1/2, 7, and 10 1/2.
My photo mats are (I cut 6) 2 1/2 x 3,
 and I used a lot of foam tape to pop everything up, just for fun!
I used a 20" piece of ribbon to tie it closed.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Book in a Box and Tutorial

My first  project share, as a Guest Designer for Country Craft Creations, is a Book in a Box!
And, just as I promised, here is the TUTORIAL ON YOU TUBE for you WITH MEASUREMENTS!  I did NOT write a pattern for this because I walk you through the process in the video with the measurements, scoring guides, etc.  I hope you enjoy it and send me a message showing me your amazing Book in a Box.

Just a couple extra things to note ...  I use the line paper pages from the "Play" Book to create the add-ons to the pages of the album, to show that you don't always have to use the products as they are suggested :)
I also used the Memory Cards to fill the pockets and bits from the pillow stickers, double take stickers, etc. 

Monday, April 6, 2015

School Days Ensemble

I'm super excited to share this group of projects with you!  I was selected as a Guest Designer for Country Craft Creations this month, so I have to give Tamra Merrill a great big Thank You!  The paper is from October Afternoon, and is called "Milk Money" from their Daily Flash line 2013.  It is different than any other school paper I've worked with.  It mixes a bit of the old school with the new school, with lots of fun and some clever tricks.  The colors are muted, yet still vibrant and cheerful (not your traditional bold school colors).  This paper and it coordinating products has something for everyone in any stage of their schooling!  Here is a list of the products I used to create this ensemble...
12 Double sided designer papers
Here and Now "Play" Book
6x8 Paper Pack
Double Take Stickers
Pillow Puff stickers
3x4 and 3x3 Memory Cards
Flash Blurbs
Tin Pins
Washi Tape "Penmenship"
I also used one sheet of 12x12 chipboard for the Book in a Box
Some white cardstock for the mini Mini
Ribbons from my stash
Graph paper for the frame background
and lots of foam tape :)
I will be show casing each of these items on my blog throughout the month ...
I even recorded a video tutorial for you all, MEASUREMENTS INCLUDED!

Stay tuned ...