Friday, December 26, 2014

True value of a moment ...memory Album

 Pretty pretty colors in this album. lots of embellishments, and pretties throughout. Machine sewn, ring binding. This album is listed in my Etsy Store Here
 Two tags in the first pocket page for adding a picture and journaling picture placement on the smaller page, just tuck  in behind the tab.
 Another picture placement and then a larger pocket with journaling places.
 Another picture placement on the back of the big pocket page, a large pull out page pulls out of the pocket , room for photos and journaling. lots of cute flowers, rhinestones and lace thought out the album. A rounded pocket page follows with pretty embossed papers and a pull out tag with a little clothespin to hold the picture!
 Again another embossed papered pocket page wtih tag. large tag on following page for a picture to tuck a picture behind the scalloped edge and journaling spot.
 On the back side of the large tag is another pocket with a journaling card. Followed by and large picture placement page made out of a bag with wooden heart embellishment.  A pull out page is tucked in behind.
 Tuck a picture behind the butterfly strip and journal about it below. pretty flowers and rhinestones though out. Smaller embellished tag with pretty bird and fruit i added some glitter glue to the fruit to give it some sparkle!
Te back side of the smaller page is an embossed paper with a sentiment and journaling spot.  Followed by a pretty fussy cut pocket for another larger tag for a picture or two!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Altered Book Art Journal Listed in my Etsy Store

New Listing in my Etsy click here
This is an old book 9.5x7 in size. Altered to 34 usable pages to alter with your art (16 pages total with tabs) there are 2 pages glued together out of the book to make on page, so nice sturdy pages. Each page has a base coat of gesso. Ready for you to add paint too! The cover has been painted, and lace and ribbon added to shabby it up. I took an old metal frame and aged it with paint and spray. It frames a title page that says "from my heart" in assorted metals and mixed alphabets. And a golden glittered heart. The album is closed by a sheer ribbon tied on the side. A pretty floral ribbon runs down the spine. This book will be fun to start filling up with your art and journaling! Great gift idea!!!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

My Favorite Things Journal

I made this album for a dear friend, we exchange happy mail of some sort each month. She has always been so good to me and always sending me little somethings all the time that just make my day. So I wanted to do something special for her  to say thank you!  I took an old book from the recycle center and  took out every few pages , then glued  every 2 of the pages together, then painted with gesso the whole thing...inside and out. (not all at once of course!) Then I took some of my prisma color bloom tea stain spray mist which really is more of a shimmery gold...and sprayed on the cover etc. and every other couple pages in the inside of the book.  I have a bag of large lace that looks like it came off a wedding dress that i like to use for bigger projects and glued it across the front and back covers. I used hot glue, then covering the edges with a piece of cream broadcloth that I added mod podge and gesso too and stuck it to the binding and over the edges of the lace. I took the cream material again and cut out circles and then spiral cut into the center of each and then rolled up into roses, and hot glued together. tucked in a few pearl pins behind for a bit of fun. I found the little metal frame at the thrift store and I put gesso on it to age it up a bit. I used a scrap of one of my favorite paper packs in the background DCWV La Creme' matstack. Then added in my metals and 3d letters and stickers to say "my favorite things"

 Side view of the album, I alternated pages sets with the spray, then a set of pages with lace. All tied up with a sheer bow!
 I made tabs out of the same card stock as the background to the'creme' they say, Faith, for her favorite scriptures etc. Family...Friends, Furry Friends, she has a love of animals, Flowers, and she is an avid gardener. 
I added some pictures I printed off  into each catagory to get her started!I hope to make more of these and list them in my etsy shop...just have to go "shopping" up at the recycle center! lol
Thanks for stopping by! Hope to be adding more things to my blog soon!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Handmade Vintage Style Recipe Journal!

Whipped up this Recipe journal with the left over papers I used with the paper bag scrapbook recipe album.  These are so fun to make and really handy to use when writing down or gluing in  some recipes you found on pinterest!
I added divider tabs on the sides for you to add in your own sections.  8 total. Great gift idea!
You can find the Journal listed HERE on etsy.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

New Recipe paper Bag Scrapbook Album

 Its been a while since I have made one of these recipe albums! I used to sell them like crazy on Ebay and Etsy.   They are fun to make. I saw this paper and was excited to make up an album out of it. Its called Country Cookin.  I machine sewed it through out to make sure it was durable. I have always sewn all my albums.  I cut out the flowers with my die cut rolled flower die made those up to go with the album. You can find this album on Etsy HERE 
 All the pages have pockets with recipe cards, on the pockets I added lace and flowers and word cards. 
 There is a total of 23 recipe cards.  some are front and back so you can have 2 recipes on each card!

Love all the vintageness of this album! 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

We go together like Winter and a Sweater Paper Bag Album

NEW Listing HERE

 Handmade paper bag album. 6x6 in size. U & Me theme. Machine sewn. Lots of glitter! Burlap ribbons, glittered bells.
 The first 2 pages, page one has a placement for  a photo. Second page has a large pocket for adding pictures , memorbilia too, 2 tags also to journal on . 
 On page one lift the page up and behind is a journaling spot!
 Page 3 is a cute owl page with a quote card on the pocket. inside the pocket is a journaling card. page 4 large picture spot with a cute banner on a hemp string. 
 Page 5 and 6 are large pocket pages. with a punched out snowflake, and doodling. Two large tags for adding pictures and journaling, two more smaller cards for journaling as well.
 Page 7 and 8 are large picture areas, with cut out tabs, and vellum swags to tuck a picture behind. A large pull out tag in between pages.
 The two photo pages open up and large snow flakes adorn then backs of the pages. Two journaling spots added to the back pages. 
The last 2 pages , hold a large pocket made from a quote  paper i added a large photo tag and 2 smaller quote tags that can be journaled on the backs. The last page has a large picture area with cute hat paper, I added the come in & warm a picture can be placed behind that and tacked to the page. 
Fun little winter album. 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Art Journaling for the Soul

Been going through some stressful times. So when that happens I usually just feel totally uncreative. I decided that I wanted to do something different, and while we are in this turmoil, I am going to create everyday..with inspirational words. I find my quotes on pinterest or in the Bible from favorite verses. I want to add that my main sourse of comfort, is found in Jesus Christ. He has been by my side forever...AT the age of 5 is when I learned about Jesus. And from that day on, He has been my comfort, my friend, my everything. I grew up in a horrible childhood. From being taken away from my mom and dad many times, they were both alcoholics, My brother and I were finally taken away for the last time when I was 5 and he was 6. My mother took her life soon after. I so wish she could of been in my life now. I wish I could of shown her My Jesus. But I know that had it not worked out the way it did, I would not of had this relationship with God. I later learned that my dad, knew God, he died alone in a VA hospital when I was 21. I grew up with him being 2 hours from me, never being able to see him. 
Being in a foster home, a perminate foster home, was something new for us. We found stability and "love". But best of all we found Jesus. BUT during that time I was sexually abused by my foster father for the whole 13 years that we lived there, and it was during those times that really made me rely on Jesus to get through. So I have built this personal relationship with Jesus, the only person who has never let me down, who has loved me uncondtionally. So I'm using my gift from God and doing my art to glorify Him. Maybe help or inspire or lift up someone else along the way.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

I cannot believe it!

I cannot believe that I have not posted anything on here since JULY! I dont know what I have been doing but good grief I had some things to post! So here goes to catching up!

I made up these 2 journal books our of the comp books from walmart. They were on sale so I bought up a few of the larger comp books. and these little ones looked like a fun size to work with. Only thing was they had hearts on every page with a peace sign in it....didnt realize that until AFTER I bought it AND covered it! lol  Fun little projects that dont take much time at all. They are listed in my etsy shop. 

Made up this cute garden journal for my friend Melinda! The papers are so fun and cute! I used raffia to tie it shut and it has tabs dividing the pages into sections!

Below is a little 'book' I made for my friend Melinda as well...her and I exchange "happy mail" every month and this past month I made her this little book with pockets inside with little goodies, that you can "adorn' things with like envelopes, cards etc. 

 I just used 2 paper bags and sewed them together!! 
 Here are the pockets with the goodies inside.

And here are the goodies that were inside the pockets! I cut out the tags in the first pocket, made the cute daisy like flowers in the second, found these cute printables on pinterest in pockets 3 and 4!

 The past few years have been tough on our family with job related stuff, and its getting to the point where I find myself crying alot, and praying and crying and praying for some change.  So yesterday I started doing my art journal to try and be more creative and maybe put down on paper things im thinking and help relieve some of this stress. I am going to try and keep up with it more. She looks how I felt yesterday...just a quick drawing and then water color crayons to add a bit of color to her. Saying  is...."Sometimes we expect more from others because we would be willing to do that much for them" I have to learn, that even when people are mean, or hurtful, or uncaring...that I have to just remember , they are not me. They are who they are and I cannot change them...but I can still be me and I can still be God filled and Christ like.
This second one I was scrolling through facebook/pinterest and saw a little girl wearing a  cute knitted fox hat like i drew up my version of a girl with the hat on.  Im not totally happy with it..but not everything can be perfect! You just have to go with it and let it be what it is! I used the verse from Proverbs, 31:25 "She is clothed in strength and dignity; She can laugh at the days to come.  Boy am I going to try! Say a little prayer for us...its time to move on...we just need some doors opened for us....!Ill try and be more diligent on posting! Thanks for stopping by!

OH one more thing........

My son and his wife found out the other day, they are having a baby boy!!! We should meet the little man the end of December! yeah!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Black and White Tags

Did up some tags out of the chalk board papers to go along with the black and white album i did last week. 

Monday, July 21, 2014

MY MINDS EYE All Things Chalk Mini Scrapbook Album and Journal

 fun little album using the "chalk" papers from My Minds Eye.  Special Order Done!
 pictures placement on the left, and journaling spot on the right, using a white pen will be fantastic!
 pull out tag for journaling on the left and a picture placement on the right sliding under the lace at one end.
 Round journaling spot with a be happy chipboard sentiment , and a picture on the right, with tabs and sliding behind the pretty tab. lots of glitter glue, gelli pen, rhinestones through out. 
 2 tags used as journaling spots on the left, and a picture placement on the right, slide beind the starts and chipboard tab!
 Final pages, with a pull out journaling tag, and place for a small picture, on the left, the right a picture placement there as well! Album ties shut at the end!
Chalk board paper used again in making this Journal.  Live Life! 8 tabs and a ribbon tie! so much fun! Bought me some more of these comp books, so im going to get busy and make up a bunch of these for my etsy shop with various themes and papers! I do special orders on all things, so let me know!