Thursday, September 29, 2011

Rustic Journal paper bag Album

 I made this Rustic journal out of paper bags i shortened.  Adding the October Afternoon Campfire papers to the pages. The tag behind the journal is a coffee stained tag that has the tim holtz stamp  "the journey awakens the soul " stamped on it. I also used the same set through out the album with the birds at the top and the sentiment at the bottom saying not all who wander are lost.
 Inside is a photo page with sewn in photo corner, i used masking tape through out to add rustisity, is that a work and who knows if its spelled right...but thats what i I also did it to reinforce the pages in certain areas and around the punched holes. And i just like the way it looks. Makes it look like maybe it was made while on vacation or camping or something. thought it was fun. I added a pocket page with 3 more tags which i stamped with the bo bunny stamps from the et cetera  line
 I didnt want to cover up this cute paper, with the story Jimmy Acorn and his forest friends! lol I added some lined paper from a cool tablet my friend melinda gave me called 100 gathered thoughts for my dear friend and papers for brilliant ideas and laundry lists by Sugarboo Designs.It has really nice sayings that you will see i used as pockets on the next page and also lined paper like here.
 here are the sayings that punch off the bottom of the lined papers and i used them for pockets but left the page so it could be journaled on and little mementos tucked in the pockets. I just wanted to keep it simple.
 another lined paper page for journaling and a picture page again with sewn in photo tabs. All pages are inked for an aged look.
another pocket page with jouraling areas and the cool stamp from the tim holtz line, with 3 more tags and the last page is another lined paper journaling spot!  This album is SOLD. But know that anything you see posted on my Blog i can make up another simular to it if you would like! just email me or comment to leave me a message. Also check out my Etsy store!! thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Special Order Vintage Moments VerticlePaper Bag Album

Here is a special order paper bag verticle album. Done up with printery by prima and et cetera by bo bunny. lots of sewing lots of places to journal and placement for much fun! I enjoy making this different style album because it gives me a variety. I hope that Melinda enjoys this album. Come back in a few days i will have another style album that is a journal to show you!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Teddy Bo Top Tip Challenge....Prismacolors

Before i had Promarkers I had my Prisma Color Pencils. And that is what i used for all my coloring. I really enjoy them alot and find them to be so nice for a softer effect.
This card is 4.5x6.25 . I used this adorable teddybo image, along with some scrap papers i have in my scrap drawer and this new print with the roses, by Prima. Romantique, Collection, Gazette. I added a few dew drops and some distressing.
Thanks for stopping by, make sure you check out and see all their cute digital stamp, they also have rubber now!

2 new Teddybea Cards.....

 2 new cards i did yesterday and today. Both cards are4.5x6.25. The top card with the Teddy Bee...i colored with promarkers to match the crate paper farmhouse papers i used. I added some lace and some machine sewing to this card. The sentiment is held on by a fuzzy aqua brad, to match the fun flocks i used on the bee. I used clear embossing on the honey jar.
The second card with coordinating by DCWV The Sweet Stack, lots of sparkle in the papers, and on the teddybea. I colored her up with promarkers and added some pink stickles to her tu tu and some crystal stickles to her wings and star.  I added dots to her hat and dress with my Gelly roll pen.  A few dew drops and she is ready to go!
Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Teddy Bea/Bo Sweet Shoppe Recipe Album

 I decided it was time to make another recipe album, especially when i saw all the teddybea/teddybo digital images with the cupcakes and cakes! So I decided on SWEET SHOPPE...I used a magnolia stamp to make the little cabinate in the back so it would look more like a Shop! with the check flooring and the polka dotted wallpaper...i think its a shop i would like to visit! Machine sewn, ribbons, embossing all for added charm and charactor.
 I tucked this little teddy bo behind the first page and the little rolling pins, the rolling pins are 3d in effect with them popping out in the center 4 recipe cards on these 2 pages. 2 tucked in the side pocket.
 the next 2 pages in the green stripe with some polka dot trim, with cupcakes as a label and the teddy bea sittin on the cupcake holding a cherry on the opposite page. clear embossing on the cupcake wrapper and cherry for some shine.
 pages 5 and 6 with the polka dot pockets, with some cute teal flowers with some dew drop centers for some pop of color , with teddy bo  holding a tray of cookies....he was holding a tray of cupcakes...but i needed a cookie i drew up some cookies and cut out the cupcakes and added the cookies to the tray. 
 pages 7 and 8 are the ice cream pocket pages. TeddyBea and Teddy Bo are enjoying a fabulous sunday/soda on the other page! again 4 recipe cards in each section, with 2 in the side pockets. A total of 24 cards total. I stapled little folded paper tabs at the top of each recipe card for some extra color and fun.
The last 2 pages are for cake recipes, i love the teddy bea image with the cake in hand! I used a magnolia bench for her to sit on in coordinating paper! All images are colored with promarkers and embossing is added for some charactor and shine! This album is SOLD!

TeddyBo Things With Wings Challenge entry.

Such a cute image!!! Everyone loves ladybugs right???? This is another Teddy Bea Image f rom the site HERE.  Go there and download til your hearts content, their prices are so reasonable ! This card was done for the Teddybo Challenge this week, Things with Wings....Of course the teddybea is colored with promarkers, i love my promarkers.  I order mine through Carpe Diem Store, they have a great selection and great prices! check them out HERE. Go over and check out the Teddybo site and blog and you will be come addicted to the images  just like ME!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Teddybo Top Tips Coloring with Pro Markers Challenge

Here is my Teddy Bo I colored with Pro Markers for the Top Tip challenge Gayle put out there on their Blog.  I am such a big fan of the Teddy Bo images, i feel if i dont color one a day , my day isn't complete! When i saw this Teddy Bo I HAD TO HAVE IT! My boys grew up wearing their dad, and they still do and they are teens, and one is 21!  I thought i would do up a card for a thankyou for the military for all they do for us!  I just got this paper from A cherry on top, my favorite site to shop on line! Its Reminisce harvest plaid. My friend Melinda and I have a thing for had to get some of this , and i love the colors of fall so it is perfect!  Thanks for stopping by! I will be posting another challenge peice for Teddy Bo shortly and I have made a Teddybo Sweet Shoppe Recipe Album as well! come back and check it out!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Love them teddybo and Teddybea images.........

 I used some vintage style paper, with some wooden buttons, aging the paper of the image with tatered angels spray, i used a tim holtz reinker and a water brush and i painted the envelope to make it looked aged and old. The image is colored with promarkers. So love these images!
Another Teddy Bo image, Teddy Bea, love this image, so darn sweet. I had to use the red and aqua colors together, love how it turned out. I added some fun flocks to the cat tales to add some fun.  Both cards will be for sale on my etsy store in a few days when i get them listed! Thanks for stopping by!

Framed Art Piece

I made up this framed piece a few weeks ago. I found the frame at the thrift store, and painted it to match the paper and project. I used graphic 45 flowers, and some vintage ephemera and a saying i had from my soul restoration class. A Beautiful Life Awaits....Take Hold. I like the door way in the paper, like its the door to that life. I added some lace to the top and bottom too for demention  repeating the idea from the paper.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Vertical Vintage Scrapbook/Journaling Album

I saw on youtube a lady making a vertical paper bag album. So I decided that i would try my hand at one. Hers was smaller bags, Mine were what i had on hand. Think mine are like 10x5 in size. I used the My Minds Eye Life Stories paper i had left over from a project. This is definately different then my 5x5 paper bag albums and i found it to be so fun and a change of pace! I might have to make a few more of these and am anxious to find different size bags to make them in different sizes!
 I machine stitched all the way through.  Layering the papers on the front with OUR LIFE as a title.  Room to put familys name or couples name. A cut out heart out of cardboard with some netting and a stick pin with a butterfly, a square brad holds in the graphic 45 paper flowers.
 The first 2 pages are a pocket page with a tag, for journaling front and back. A frame that you can slip a picture right into with another graphic 45 flower on the top of a large tag tucked into a pocket behind the page. 2 fold out pages on page 3 a place to journal in 3 areas and two places for pictures with sewn in corner tabs for easy placement of pictures.

 pages 45, another tag in a pocket, pull out the tag anda you can fold open up to a place for 2 large picture and a large journaling place. A pull out tag behind, topped with another graphic 45 flower.

 page 5 also has a fold down page for a placement for a picture and journaling, as there is also a place at the top for another picture.
 Page 6 and 7 have 2 areas for pictures with cute little tabs to hold them in, with a tag that says love, and more graphic 45 flowers. A large tag and journaling frame on the 7th page, also more room on back of tag for more journaling or adding pictures.There is also a large pull out tag  between pages.
 this page also opens up to another space for pictures, you can place the picture behind the scalloped edging at the top and bottom of the photo placement mat. Friends is the sentiment on the page.
 Close up of the aged cardboard cut out with the butterfly stick pin. I aged the netting with some tim holtz ink but it doesnt look to aged in the picture! Im deciding if i m putting this up for sale on etsy, so keep checking my shop!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Dora The Explorer Birthday Album

I made up this Dora the Explorer album as a special order for a return customer! I so appreciate return customers! I hope that i have made this to her liking and she will be pleased! ;)

12 pages total 5x5 in size. lots of tags and place to put pictures. Cute chipboard images of Dora, monkey, the map and backpack. Chipboard flowers and prima flowers, brads and ribbons! Hope you have a Happy Birthday Ava! Thanks so much Lynn!