Tuesday, February 9, 2016

All Occasions Mini Album

        The past two weeks I have been making the All Occasions mini album designed by Kathy Orta King of Paper Phenomenon. It is an eight page mini album with numerous areas to add photos and journaling. I used a 12 X 12  DCWV Le Tres Chic stack throughout. Because the paper would possibly crack at the spine edges, I decided to first wrap the album with black cardstock followed by piecing the DCWV paper to the front cover, spine and back cover. I used a Tim Holtz Ideology Curio Knob, Ball Chain and Long Fastener as the closure. I hand sewed a string of pearls from my stash to narrow black ribbon, then glued that to some Martha Stewart lace. This was used to enhance the simple beauty of the cover.

        The mini album may be viewed on the following YouTube url.https://youtu.be/bAhL0Q_Z0tU

               Front Cover                    

    Back Cover        

Monday, October 6, 2014

Halloween Card

This is a card I made for a challenge on the YouTube channel of Gloria (Spyrorocks346) to celebrate her two year anniversary as a YouTube contributor. She gave us a sketch (mojomonday.blogspot.com) week 120 as a card design reference. Because the challenge is in October, I decided to make a Halloween card for the challenge.

This is a 6 X 6 inch card
I used the Cricut Happy Hauntings cartridge for many of the diecuts(witch, bats, frame, and pumpkin), Martha Stewart Creepy Fence punch(fence) and Alterations Tim Holtz Tapered Fringe die(grass). The papers used are LYB Boo Ville(purple paper), Bazzill Basic Witchy Poo Shoe(witches shoes), Recollections(Orange Pinstripe), Paper Layerz(pumpkin) and other paper from my stash.

The witch and the bats were enhanced with Black Diamond Stickles(Ranger). A little bling Jewel Stickers(LYB) was added as well. 


Glossy Accents(Ranger) was used on the frame. The sentiment(craftsmart) was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on the reverse side of the piece cut from the frame.

Black Diamond Stickles was used for the pumpkins facial features.
Closeup of the witch
Side view to show the layering of the witch and the sentiment, as well as the grass.

Inside of the card

Cricut diecuts(bats and pumpkin), Martha Stewart border spider punch, sentiment(craftsmart) and the same papers as used on the front of the card.

The signature I put on the back of paper items I make.

I used Distress embossing ink(Ranger) with an embossing powder I have in my stash, as well as a Ranger Heat it craft tool.

Adhesives: Scotch Quick Dry, Scotch ATG, Ranger Glossy Accents, Recollections Foam Squares, Thermo-o-Web Foam Squares