Mermaid Journals – G45’s Tropical Travelogue

Here are some Moleskin blank journals transformed into mermaid-themed keepsakes using Graphic 45s Tropical Travelogue. The request was to keep them flat and simple with incorporating a camouflage pocket. Each journal varies a bit in design and embellishments from the images on the covers and inside covers. All have the same 4 stamped images of mermaids & starfish on random pages within. Each has a small pocket on the back inside cover that holds a bookmark complete with stamped images.

Before beginning this project, the journals were taken to the beach for some salt water, sand and seaweed exposure for a weathered look.

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Envelope Mini Album – G45 “Curtain Call”

Hi everyone, it’s been a busy season, but I’m back here to share a little something I made for my son after getting tired of seeing his dresser riddled with tickets, etc…

I looked up “envelope album” on YouTube and found a bunch of great tutorials and after watching a few decided to go for it!  If you like this idea, go do the same, it’s easy!

So, because this was movie, performance, theater related (mostly) with his tickets, etc… I decided to go with Graphic 45s Curtain Call Paper Stack I’ve had for a while.

The vintage vellum envelopes are from ebay, the closure is magnetic using Neodymium small magnets you can also find on ebay, Amazon and Etsy. I used white envelopes and distressed the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo. In hindsight, I wish I would have used black envelopes but it came out great and I immediately got three orders for more!

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Scrapping Everyday Miracles Main Challenge #28 – Guest Designer Post

ALL THINGS HAVE BECOME NEW

SEM Main Challenge details & guidelines:

“For this month’s main challenge we would like you to share a project that represents something new in your life. You can reflect on a new relationship, a new phase of life, an event that brought change into your life, a new job, hobby, volunteer opportunity, or even a book or Scripture verse that has given you new insight. God blesses us with everyday miracles – sometimes big and sometimes small – that bring change and new opportunities to our lives. Your project doesn’t need to be about a recent event, but needs to represent something new in your life.”

SCRAP TWIST: USE SOMETHING ON YOUR PROJECT THAT IS MORE THAN A YEAR OLD – THE OLDER THE BETTER, “AND” SOMETHING NEW TO YOU IN 2013. These supplies may be purchased, given to you, or even found objects. Be sure to tell us in your project blog post what these supplies are. 

See post here: SEM Main Challenge #28

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2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”

Hello everyone and I hope all of you moms, mothers, mamas, mums… were showered with love and warmth yesterday!  I just want to say a huge thank you to SEM for inviting me to guest design this month! It is an honor.

For this main challenge I created a 12×12 layout using DCWV new paper stack “Sunday Afternoon”, stamps from Heidi Swapp”Memory File”, Papertrey Inc.’s “Tiny Tags” die cuts & stamp set, chipboard from Michaels (covered with glitter to match layout) and Colobok acrylic pieces “Get well”, which was my old piece from my craft stash. This layout represents a little, sleeping me…  A simpler time when worries were few, days were long with countless laughs & tickles and worries of paying bills and being an adult were nowhere in sight.  I’m learning to live this way now as a 39 year old mother of one. *Bump up the amount of laughs per day = check. *Cast all my cares on Jesus = check. *Realize that living for a paycheck or even great success is an empty dream full of shallow hopes = check. *Extend daily gratitude to my Lord & Savior for His love, sovereignty & will for my life = check. This is new, this is a beautiful way to live! It’s 100% freedom in Christ.

My NEW paperstack, DCWV “Sunday Afternoon” and my old acrylic piece embellie, Colorbok “Get Well

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My Mom Made This Album!- G45 Nutcracker Sweet

G45’s Nutcracker Sweet papers are so beautiful! My mom who is a recent pro-paper crafter made this album for her mother-in-law as a belated Christmas gift. I’m just getting it up on my blog now because it’s taken her some time to complete it. As you’ll see by the many photos, there are plenty of tags, pockets, embellishments, ribbons, gems, pull-outs and more!  It really is a holiday work of art made with love, love and more love. There is a YouTube video of this fabulous album that gives you an inside & up-close look at it down below, check it out!

I know Cheri will be astounded!

Enjoy 🙂

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