Sunday, October 26, 2014

French Country

Oh dear me! Where did October go? It's less than a week before we celebrate Halloween!

I'm popping in to show you what has been keeping me busy - Graphic 45's paper line 'French Country'. I think this line is retired although some internet stores may have a couple pieces left.
I made this card using the pattern papers from the 8x8 collection along with their pocket & tag pieces and chipboard buttons. The rosette flower I made using scraps from the leftover paper.

In my previous posts, I've displayed numerous waterfall folio mini albums.  Here is another one using French Country ~

This mini album is going to be a Christmas gift to a friend of mine that collects roosters! I know she will love it. All I have to do is print off some pictures and mount them. She can add her own journaling.

That's all from me on this beautiful fall Sunday here in Chicagoland. Have a great week ahead of you!

Sunday, October 12, 2014


Happy Sunday everyone!
I'm so excited that my local Stampin Up rep is back in my area and doing more events. Stampin Up is one of my favorite companies to learn from and buy supplies. I attended last weeks event and we made shaker cards.

This is the one we made in 'class' and of course I had to have this stamp set so I ordered it but has not come in yet. In the mean time, I improvised using what I have on hand....

If I were to do this card over, I would make a slimmer frame. I'm still learning how to use these dies as frames - hahaha! Love the sequins - got to have more of these in every color...oh boy!

Tomorrow is my baby sister's birthday - going over to her house today for dinner and celebrations!

I did a total overhaul in my craft room. I filled 3 boxes of card stock, pattern papers, stamps, tools and embellishments and donated it to my daughter's girlfriend who is just getting started in this craft. I came across so much stuff that I forgot I had! Both of the cards above used supplies that I've had laying around.

One more card I made using everything from my stash - another cascade card for Halloween.

That's all from me today. I'm working on more waterfall folio mini albums to be given as Christmas gifts. I recently just finished one using the Melissa Frances line 'Sweet Life' but forgot to take pictures of it. It's already in the mail on its way to a good friend of mine who lives in Boston.
Have a wonderful week ahead~