Magnetic G45 Birthday Card – Bird Song Collection

So I was staring at one of my paper bag mini inserts and realized it could be a great card! Sure enough, it proved to make a special card with that extra “umph”. With it’s magnetic closure and multi-surfaces to show off the beautiful paper, this one was a winner! Sequins are a big hit right now, so I had to sprinkle a few on the card of course. I adhered them with my Glossy Accents and voila!

I also like adding the paper strip that names the collection used on my projects as a way to give recognition to the fabulous collections they produce whether it be Graphic 45, October Afternoon, Crate Paper, or others!

I just started with pulling sheets that coordinated well, began cutting them according to what layer they would be on the card surface and had fun with it. I always tell my students, the hardest part of paper crafting, is decision making. So true.

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Birthday Card – October Afternoon Woodland Park

I love the Woodland Park collection by October Afternoon, the patterns are so adorable! I used my Martha Stewart border punch, baker’s twine in lime green, American Crafts paper trimmer with interchangeable edge blades, Tim Holtz’s Distress Ink in Weathered Wood and Studio G stamps from Michaels.

Since “HB” has taken off as abbreviated Happy Birthday, I decided to use it on this card because of the limited space on the round collection sticker.¬†

The strip that has the baker’s twine on it is glued on the edges only so I could fit the tag into it like a pocket of sorts.

It’s going in the mail today!

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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‚Äôs 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 ‚ÄúTherefore, if anyone¬†is¬†in Christ,¬†he is¬†a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.‚ÄĚ

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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G45 Birthday Card

So, my nephew’s birthday just passed and I made this card for him since he can appreciate strange and curios things. I used Graphic 45’s “Old Curiosity Shoppe” paper collection and sticker sheets to create with. The key tied with twine is a Tim Holtz piece and I used Vintage Photo on all the edges. The Stamp is¬†“Mice Party” by Clear Art Stamps and the die is a Spellbinders Nestability one I like to use with more simple and masculine themes.¬†

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Etsy Store

Hello all WP readers! I’m nail biting here to open up my Etsy store this month. I have 8 items logged and ready to sell. Here are some Valentines I will be putting up that I created recently. My goal is to sell paper goods, vintage treasures, curious finds and possibly some older/cool clothing. Stay tuned!

I will post an official announcement once the store is open.

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