Monday, June 18, 2018


I found another crafter who shares her love of mini albums on YouTube! Her name is Francis Long and her channel is called Your Book of Memories. I'm sharing my first album following her tutorial on a double waterfall folio album. I used the Authentique Stitches paper line.
The album measures 6 1/2 X 9 1/2.

 This is the front cover. I am using ribbon for the closure. This ribbon was actually the handles from Victoria Secret's shopping bag!

 Inside the album - left side holds 3 tags and has a vertical waterfall folio with a magnetic band.

This is the right side of the album which holds 2 tags and a horizontal folio with a magnetic band.
Since I took the pictures, I have since decorated the tags with pattern paper, punched a hole and looped ribbons and twine through them. I picked up some sewing themed charms from Michaels so once I add those, this book is complete!

That is it from me. Enjoy your week ahead!

Sunday, June 10, 2018


Happy Sunday everyone!
Popping in kind of late today with a graduation card I made for my niece who has finished 8th grade! I was scouring Pinterest for some ideas and found this sketch.

Card stock and pattern paper is from Stamping Up along with the stamped sentiment.
I am working on another mini album and hope to finish it to share with you next week.
Until then, have a great week ahead!


Monday, May 21, 2018


I'm sharing a card I made a few weeks ago. I've been pulling out a lot of my older paper pads and creating cards for any and all occasions. They measure 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. Here is one I made from Graphic 45 Botanical Tea paper line.

 I created the card base using Stamping Up brown cardstock and adhered a piece of the pattern paper from the 8x8 paper pad.
 I cut out one of the cut aparts and adhered to brown card stock, wrapped some pink twine around it a couple of times and made a bow. Topped the bow off with a button and adhered it to the left side of the card. Cut out a couple of small stamps from one of the papers from the pad and popped them up with dimensionals from Stampin Up.

Wishing you a great week ahead.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Horse woman

Happy Sunday and happy Mother's Day to all you mom's and grandmothers out there.
We've had a rainy week end up until today. It turned out to be a beauty out there!
I made this birthday card for a friend who is a huge horse lover. As a matter of fact, she owns her own horse, Bailey.

 This card measures 5 x 5. I used Authentique's Frontier paper line and cut aparts for the front of the card. Brown twine is from my stash. Brown cardstock is Stampin Up.

Inside - I matted a strip of pattern paper to the bottom of the card just to dress it up a bit.

That's it from me. Enjoy the week ahead!

Sunday, May 6, 2018


Happy Sunday everyone. Popping in to share a card I made last week for a friend's birthday. I inked up Tim Holtz brick embossing folder for the background after stamping the ferns in the lower left corner.  I then used Stampin Up dies to cut the 2 butterflies and adhered them to the cut. I embellished with self adhesive pearl gems.

I haven't shared a picture of the little guy in awhile. He's getting so big, isn't he?

Have a great week ahead!

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Beach babe

good Sunday afternoon to everyone-

sharing a cute pocket mini album I made by request for a gal I work with. She asked for something
to keep some pictures and momentos from a recent vacation she took to Mexico.

The paper line I used is from Kaisercraft  called Summer Splash along with coordinating cardstock from Bazzill. I won't post all 18 pictures I took as some of them are posting sideways!

Front cover:

 Inside front cover with magnetic flap:

 Double tag with magnetic closure:
 A few pocket pages with photo booklets and side pocket photo mats

 This page has a flap that pulls down and is an envelope to hold special momentos and small 2x3 pictures.

Thanks for stopping in. Your comments are appreciated!
Enjoy your week ahead -

Sunday, February 25, 2018


Good Sunday morning! The sun is finally making an appearance today. It has been a wet week here in  Chicagoland. My sump pump has not stopped once - that's a good thing!

Here are a couple cards I made for Valentine's Day. For my grandson -

I wrapped a red gingham piece of ribbon around gray card stock and adhered it to a red card base.
Using an older Stampin Up stamp set called Have a Heart, I stamped the image on a white circle die cut and layered it onto a scallop circle die cut. Using water color pencils, I colored the images. I added Glossy Accents to the hearts to make them stand out. I added some heart stickers to the lower right hand corner of the card.

This next card I made for Aiden, my Godson -

I used pattern papers from Authentique. I cut out the XOXO using my Circuit. The heart trim is punched from black card stock. I mounted the Bingo card onto black card stock and tucked in the Hugs and Kisses tag behind it.  

That is it for today. I am working on a different style album using Authentique's Fabulous paper line.                                                                                                 Hopefully it will be finished by next Sunday for me to share. Enjoy your week ahead -