Thursday, February 23, 2012

Simple Stories Mini Album

Simple Stories Generations Mini Album

 I just love playing with Simple Stories Generations paper line which I created this mini album, I am so excited to get my photo's printed and put in but I couldn't wait to share this little gem with all my blog friends.
 Yes that's right it's a chunky mini, I just love to embellish and create my own to fill up an album. Which using the amazing paper line from Simple Stories makes it easy they do most of the work for you, all you do is cut and paste it down...but you know me I had to ink everything, color vintage seam binding with glimmer mist and make my own 3-D items with their stickers.
                                                                    sticker turned into a 3-D
 I truly love the premade bingo card that I turned into a pocket that holds a mini mini album, I created the flowers with Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die with different materials, Dollie, and glimmer mist adorn with vintage buttons and brads....I couldn't help myself had to glimmer mist a tiny clothes pin in Coffee Shop! Love it!

 A close up-one of the flowers I created with the Generations paper, old book pages, linen fabric a little glimmer mist and brad...ONE OF A KIND~
Here is a side view of the whole mini album, I just can't stop looking at it, excited to see what my family has to say when they are flipping through it on our coffee table. Memories, chatter, simple goodness.

Simple Stories Generations papers/stickers
Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress inks (Vintage Photo/Walnut ink)
-Tattered Florals and Tattered Leaves die
Tattered Angels glimmer mist (Coffee Shop/Brick)
Sizzix Vine w/leaves die
Paper Dollie
Vintage trims/lace, buttons, seam binding
gems and brads

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

12x12 Layouts: CTMH Stella Paper Packet

A Close To My Heart 12x12 layout using the new Stella Paper Packet #X7147B in the new 2012 Spring/Summer Idea Book that is available right now, check it out online at my website
 The flower was created using the new stamp "Just for You" #B1398 stamped in black onto colonial white card stock and then repeated onto the pattern paper then cut out and pop dotted up for depth. The title is "Adore" #A1123 stamp set, the bracket is cut out on the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge  #Z1686 from CTMH.
 My very first (of many) sketches that I created for this layout, feel free to use it please give me credit, thank you.

#2-12x12 layout using the Stella papers:
                                      this to is my own creation, will be added a sketch soon
                                                              a closer look at the flower cluster

Supplies (all CTMH)unless stated
supplies not CTMH: vintage seam binding, black sharpie pen

12x12 Layout-CTMH Stella paper

A CTMH video making a layout

Monday, February 6, 2012

Valentine Card

A Valentine Card inspired by Marion Smith's digital scrap booking templates on her website  a little shabby chic card.
simple kraft cardstock card, used Marion's digital, Tim Holtz distress doilies die cut & caged bird die cut, distress ink (brushed corduroy, tumbled glass, & faded jeans) Tattered Angels glimmer mist (jazz blue, tutti fruiti, marshmallow, olive vine).
saying was printed out on my computer
added some tulle and crystal gems.

I created the tag-using a shipping tag, glued the digital paper onto the tag, inked the edges added the doilies die cuts and added pop dots to give depth, painted the bird with white paint, them distress inks, added some crepe paper ruffle. I used glimmer mist to paint on the roses and leaves to give such a great glimmerness.

Marion Smith's digitals
Rangers: distress inks, die cuts
Kraft cardstock
tulle and crystal gems, crepe paper

CTMH Valentine Mini

Valentine Mini Album created out of Close To My Heart products....Over at Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog they are sharing a challenge of create something  for "Someone You Love"!!! I created this cute little Valentine Mini Album with the love of were taken at Christmas Time under the mistle toe. Even though not Valentine theme pictures the pictures showed the love of family, fun and memories to be remembered for a long time.
side view of the mini album

 This little mini was created with all CTMH products (except the ribbons and tulle) I used the Roxie paper line from CTMH, December Stamp of the Month stamp set, black ink, cut outs from our Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.

Supplies: all CTMH
Cricut Art Philosophy #Z1686
December SOTM stamp set (no longer available)
Roxie paper line #X7140B
Black ink #Z2105
Tulip ink #Z2166
Colonial white Waxy Flax #Z1081

Order supplies from my website

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Mixed Media Scrapbooking

In a few post back I had posted a few pictures of the first few days of January I had decided I was going to take a photo a day for 365 Days Project...but I wanted something more, something to push me out of my creative slump and outside my creative box. When Marion Smith had announced  a challenge for a 31 Day Journal for January...on youtube and Artsy Addicts facebook page.
Marion had created was amazing designs on her website for purchasing her downloads to create a journal with them,(you can also use what you have on hand)  and I was hooked this was my very first hybrid scrapbooking adventure. Wow I couldn't believe how easy and fun it is to create with!
Just a few days into the journal project I decided this was so cool and what a great way to use up some scraps and products that I just can't part with already I HAVE BEEN HOARDING-who doesn't right.
Marion has decided to continue the mixed media scrapbooking monthly journal project...I am so thrilled Marion has amazing designs and style in creating, head over to her website and see all she offers to enlighten your creative journey. is one page-I used transparencies sheet and stamped on it with Stazon ink, cut out a window and added some vintage trims and crepe paper and homemade silk flower.

                                                              this is a pocket page,
           Marion made the cuties pockets for the journal-her eye for roses, birds, distress look amazing.
 a special page for our 20 year Anniversary-I used a cello bag to place the rose bud and babies breath in and used glimmer mist on my vintage seam binding to create this pretty ribbon. I used vintage lace trim and buttons I had picked up in CA few years back....oh how I miss CA flea markets, yard sales and antique shops.
 January 1st-new year, new hair cut, new creative adventure=me in my scrap room playing with all my yummies.
 my cute little love bug, my daughter Emilee when she was about 3 1/2 and we were visiting my friend Susan's home in CA, and she this yellow old fashion hat and Emilee loved wearing it...she is so cute.
                This Prima flower is soooo pretty with this vintage looking bingo card that Marion created.
 Here are my two delights, Olivia and Emilee my sweet daughters...oh how time flies when you look and they are all grown up...hold on to those memories, that's why I am loving this journal project. making a memory
                                                                another pocket page
                                                                      love the roses
                                                 I found items that I forgot I had in my stash...
                                                    here is my journal busting out of the seams

Video: Marion Smith: 31 Day Journal Challenge for January 2012
a special thank you to Marion for opening my creative door to hybrid scrapbooking...

Marion Smith designs
Distress inks-Tim Holtz
Prima flowers
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Vintage: lace, buttons, seam binding
and a little creative theraphy