Valentine’s Day Tag

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So my son wanted to give a tag to his BFF at school. Here it is in all it’s sugary sweeeetness. Note the swirly candy image is fussy cut off a Trader Joe’s bag of peppermint taffy.


Mini Album for my aunt

This was my second time “out of the gate” and it went much smoother. I used the 6×6 paperstack by DCWV called “Citrus” because my aunt loves bright primary colors, used embellishments from Jolee’s Boutique and did minimal distressing on the edges (with a regular stamp pad). I finished it off with scrap fibers including suede. I’m using more and more suede scraps thanks to my mom (I’ll talk more about all the goodies she gave me in another post titled “Goodies from MOM”). This album was very fun to create with all the bright spring-like colors. This project definitely makes me ready for warmer weather.

Mini Album for Mom

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This was my first attempt at making a (toilet paper roll) mini album. I really like the personal touch put into the album because it has a bracelet of my mom’s, an old family clip earring and a vintage shoe clip added to the album. You can see the rough design elements with the hand drawn lines for the journal spots. It was meant to be a keeper so I had my friend Amy (THANK YOU AMY!), make the adorable pouch to keep it in. Result… My mom loved it! It’s displayed in her living room :0) I used DCWV paper stack and distressed the edges with acrylic paint (gasp) before getting any distress inks. Then I completed it by fashioning the album with some scrap fibers.

Goodies from MOM

So mama was a crafter too! Bead work,  leather, drums, jewelry, masks, paper crafts, baking, etc.

Sooo… After receiving HER mini album, she was sure to send me home with a bunch of suede scraps, beads, shells, ribbon, old calendars and other tools and goodies for my awakened passion! THEN — (dun, dun, dun) we’ve hit up the craft store a few times (okay, more than a few times); well it’s close to the Petco and their new puppy needed treats, ya that’s why.

BIG THANK YOU MOM!!! I plan on using all the supplies to create, create, create (hopefully with you too)!