Sunday, November 30, 2014


Hello and a belated Happy Thanksgiving to you all. I celebrated by cooking a turkey with all the trimmings and had some family members to share it all with. My Godson stayed over from Thanksgiving night through today. We watched a few Hallmark Christmas movies, put up my Christmas tree and decorations. We did a bit of crafting and I even managed to get in a little Christmas shopping!

I made another waterfall folio using the Graphic 45 "Couture" collection. It was a gift from me to a friend who's grandmother was celebrating her 90-something birthday! Take a look:

waterfall photo mats:

Tags and photo mats:

I have made so many of these I think I can do it in my sleep! I found another tutorial on how to make pocket mini albums. That is what I have been working on for about 2 weeks now. Can't wait to finish it! Then I can start making my Christmas cards and get them in the mail. Busy, busy, busy! Love it!!
That is all from me for now. Have a great week ahead~

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Sunday, Funday

It has been a lazy Sunday for me. Spent the morning reading a book I just picked up from the library over a few cups of coffee. Then I strolled into my craft room and pulled out a couple of Christmas paper packs that just came in the mail.

 They're Graphic 45's 'Twas the Night Before Christmas line. I've had the 12x12 pad but I am saving that for making mini albums. So I ordered the 8x8 and 6x6 paper pads to make cards with.


  I used ivory cardstock from Michael's for the base of the card, the pom pom trim and green rhinestones are from my stash.

Again, ivory cardstock is from Michaels, ribbon from My Craft Spot and the berry spray clusters are from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

My dinner is in the oven, I'm cleaning up the craft table and am settling in to watch my favorite sports team on tv -  the Chicago Blackhawks!
Until next week ~

Sunday, November 2, 2014

One more to go...

Happy Sunday once again! Chicago land had our first snowfall this year on Halloween! I felt so sorry for the little ghosts and goblins that braved the frigid cold & wind.

I finished my 4th waterfall folio album and decided to make one more. These are going to be Christmas gifts for friends. Take a peek ~

Again, I'm using Graphic 45 collection "By The Sea". I absolutely love this paper! And everything that comes with it - chipboard, tags & pockets not to mention the beautiful pattern papers.

All that is left to do is download and print the pictures that will be mounted.

I'm starting to haul out all the bins containing Christmas papers, embellishments and every possible thing that goes with the holidays! Can't wait to get started.

That is it from me today. I need to get outside and take down all the Halloween decorations and put away until next year while the weather is cooperating.
Have a great week ahead!