Valentine Mini Album

Last year I made a scrapbook for my 17 year old grand-daughter for Valentine’s Day.  I left the pictures out so that she could put in some of her own.  She was really torn on whether to keep it or put in some pictures of her and her boyfriend and give it to him for Valentine’s Day.  In any event she decided that she couldn’t part with it and decided to keep it for herself and put pictures of their prom in it.  So this year, I decided to make a book that she could give to him and I left places in it for her to journal and personalize it.

I used one of Laura Denison’s Designs for the Sunburst Album .  I love her designs and this was a pretty easy one to put together.  Very little paper used and I had the book put together in less than 3 hours.  I used a We Memory Keepers paper stack from last year.  The paper stack made it easy, it had a lot of cute tags and things I could cut out.  I cut the heart tabs for the tags with my Cricut.   

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Halloween Cards

Today, I made a couple of Halloween Cards using a Never Ending card tutorial that I found on You Tube.  I also made 5 cards using Michael’s dollar bin cards as a base.

Explosion Boxes

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I thought about making Halloween Cards for my grandchildren and decided it would be fun to put together some Explosion Boxes. With the help of my Cricut, some utee and stickles, this it what I came up with these. Hope you enjoy!

Halloween Paperbag Mini

This past month, my mom, sister and a few co-workers got together and created Halloween paperbag minis.  It was a lot of fun. I was able to show them how to assemble the books and decorate them. We used Echo Park’s Art of Apothercary Emporium papers and stickers and Cricut’s Happy Hauntings Cartridge.  Unfortunately, my mom headed back to Florida before she was able to finish hers.  I gathered pictures of all her children and grand-children and completed it for her.  Since Halloween is one of her favorite holidays and she loves to decorate, I know she will enjoy sharing her book with friends and family.  This was a really fun project and I thank Laura from Following the Paper Trail  for all of the inspiration. More


New to Blogging!

The world of Blogging is new to me. For the last six months, I’ve been following a wonderful group of ladies that have inspired me to take out my papers and tools and start scrapping. Although I’ve always loved learning most crafts, I found it difficult to get excited about scrapbooking. I would start a layout and find myself staring at a blank page not knowing where to go next.

Then I discovered the world of You Tube, Instructional Videos and Scrapbook Blogs.  From that day forward I never lacked inspiration.  I have so many ideas and not enough time to create.  I ‘ve made so many friends and learnt so much from many of these creative woman.  I’ve now decided to join them and share my creative side with others.  I’m looking forward to the journey and hope that you will stay tuned and follow with me!