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 -

Sunday, February 11, 2018

About A Boy

Are you getting clobbered with snow in your area? Since Thursday night, we have gotten well over a foot of snow! My son came over with his snow blower Friday morning, I shoveled another 6 inches Friday night, and another 3 inches this morning. I'm sure all the kids are loving it as all the local schools were closed on Friday!
I finished the baby boy pocket mini album I have worked on since January. So grab a cup of something as there are quite a few photos (I really need to learn how to video this stuff!) The paper line is by Photoplay called About A Boy. All cardstock is from Stampin Up.

 front cover
 Back cover
 inside front cover-magnetic closure that opens up into a pocket folio.

I made photo booklets using all the cut aparts  in this paper line.

 5.5 x 5.5 photo mats in the side pockets.

 Inside back cover has a waterfall folio with a magnetic closure

I deleted about 6-8 pictures as they were turned sideways. I'm still getting acclimated to the IMac.

Last weekend my grandson attended his very first Disney On Ice show. I adore this picture my DIL took of him during the show -
And when he started to get antsy - he was dancing in the aisle!

That is it from me. Enjoy the week ahead -

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Fashion Plate

Happy Sunday! Wow, over a month has passed since I have been on my blog. I have been busy working on a baby album for a shower gift that is coming up in March. Once it's finished I'll post some pictures.
I did change gears and made a couple of girlie cards, one to be used as a birthday card. This gal is one heck of a seamstress so I always like to make her card to reflect her passion.

I saw a page of a mini album on Pinterest and change it up into a card. The paper is from Graphic 45 "A Ladies Diary". The chipboard dress form from Maya Road was painted black. I traced the form onto pattern paper to dress it up, added a flower and rhinestone to the waist and rhinestones to the neckline. I finished it off by adding black rhinestones to the bottom of the card.

Another card off of Pinterest - using the same paper line, I cut out one of the cut  aparts from the 8x8 paper pad, distressed it with black ink and adhered to the left side of the card on top of a piece of lace. I added sone pearls to the center of a couple of the flowers on the pattern paper and along the right side of the card.

I'm also trying to get use to an iMac which my generous children gave me for Christmas. It's been a difficult transition for me since I'm so use to Windows and an Android cell phone.
Enjoy your week ahead!

Thursday, December 21, 2017


Happy Holidays! How is all your hustle and bustle coming along? I have to say this is the first Christmas in many years that I have been done with all my shopping for a couple of weeks now!
I hit sales, used promo codes and free shipping on just about everything I ordered online. Even my christmas cards were mailed earlier than normal too!
But I just can't pack away all my christmas paper packs, stamps, dies, and embellishments just yet! This afternoon I was scrolling through Pinterest and came across a couple of cards using a die that I ordered earlier this month but never got to use. So I found myself picking out papers and my stickles and created this card -                                                                                                                               
I layered pattern papers from Graphic 45's Christmas Past and adhered it to an ivory card base. I die cut the ornament in gold cardstock and the word peace out of pattern paper. You can't see it in the pictures, but I used red stickles to add some sparkle to the berries on the pattern paper and the red stripes.

 I will end my post here with a picture of my little helper this christmas season!

Wishing you all a blessed Christmas!