Saturday, January 29, 2011

Love Mini Album

Hello, I am really excited to share with you the latest mini-album I made.  This is the 1st in a series of 3 that I am making for my sons and their wives.  So, if any of them are looking at my blog today, they are getting a sneak-peek of what I intend to give to them.  This is a project I have meant to do for quite a few months and when Anne from Paper Patch Crafts sent me some of her wonderful supplies to work with for the Valentine season, I knew this would be a golden opportunity to get started.

The materials used were obtained from Paper Patch Crafts.  I am fortunate to be on the design team there and so have such a blast working with the supplies that are sent.  I am in love with mini-albums lately and this one was made from paper lunch sacks and Kaiser Crafts' After 5 and Love Notes Collection.  I also used a few prima flowers here and there and then because I wanted to try to stay exclusive with her supplies, I created my own flowers as shown on the cover.  This is the video I followed if you want to try your hand at making these flowers yourself.

I hope you enjoy browsing through the photos I took of this album, and also have a little video to go along with it if you would like to hear more details about this album.  Here is a link to instructions on making the basic albums from 4 lunch sacks.
My Love Mini Album Video

Please leave me your feedback.  I would love to hear what you think?

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Introducing Brinnsen

On this cold and foggy Saturday morning I took some time to sit down in my craft room and create this beautiful scrapbook page.  I am not usually very boastful about my scrappin' abilities but today I am very proud and pleased with what I was able to create.  This is a photo of my beautiful grandbaby, Brinnsen.  This photo was taken when she was only a couple months old by her parents and I think it is lovely.  They then turned it into thank you card/announcement cards to hand out to family and friends. 

Since there is a handwritten message on the back of the card I knew I didn't want to tape the photo down so had been debating the best way to show it off in an album without ruining that treasured message.  I decided to use the polka-dot corners from Kaiser Craft to mount the photo card and I think it worked perfectly!

Let me share with you the supplies I used.  Anne from Paper Patch Crafts supplied the beautiful papers and prima flowers.  The papers are Kaiser Craft After Five.  I think they are very elegant, don't you?  The pink background paper was some I already had on hand, but I think it worked beautifully with the Kaiser Craft papers.

I used my sewing machine to stitch around the outside edges of the page to help to draw the eye back into the story going on at the center of the page. 

I hope you enjoy this page.  Please let me know what you think!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Love and Stuff!

I have missed all of you.  Forgive me for being absent from my blog for so long.  During the holidays I think I over did things and haven't been on track since then.  After an email from a concerned and loving friend though, I am trying to repair my ways and get back in here and give my poor lonely blog some love.  What better way than to create a "loving" card to get right in the mood!

I was very fortunate to receive some awesome supplies provided by Anne at Paper Patch Crafts.  The products are made by Kaiser Craft from their Love Notes Collection.  They are absolutely gorgeous papers too.  Here is a card I made.  It seriously went together so fast!  There is a plastic overlay on top of the card and I added my own embellishment by cutting the heart with my Cricut using the Sweet Hearts Cart.

Please check out Anne's Store Paper Patch Crafts to buy these and other awesome cardmaking and scrapbooking supplies!

More fun things coming soon!