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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Architecture Art

The roof on this Tea Shoppe lifts off  to reveal a hollow interior which will hold a mini album. As soon as I make it! I had so much fun making it that I cant stop to make the mini album yet. I just started the next building which is a Dress Shoppe. Both buildings are made of chip board, card stock and scrap book paper. In this case the paper is Graphic 45. The Botanical Tea collection.  The pattern is from Laura Denison at http://lauradenisondesigns.com


In progress here. The mansard roof was not difficult, but the window sure was!!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

New Mini Album

I love thiz design!! It's called "The All Occasion Mini Album" and the directions came from Kathy Orta. The paper I used is from Hobby Lobby. One of the things I love about this design is that it allows full size 4 x 6 photos. No cropping!!
Cover
Spine full of charms. Tim Holtz fasteners.
Back

The pocket on the left holds a folder with more pockets and photo mats.
Inside folder



















Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Card Ministry

What a nice day working with a great bunch of ladies! Thank  you all so much for your effort to St. John's members! These are birthday cards for our senior members. We also make thank yous, sympathy, praying for you and blank cards to be used as needed by the Church staff.


Project Details
Stamps
Tap Tap Tap
Card Stock & Papers
Basic Black: cut 8 ½ x 5 ½ score at 4 ¼
Very Vanilla: 4 x 5 ¼, and banner framelit
Whisper White: stamp typewriter on
Typeset DSP: cut strips for the background
Ink
Black Memento, Cherry Cobbler and Smoky Slate Blendabilities, and Basic Black water based marker to highlight the keys. 
Accessories
Gold Baker's Twine
Tools
Banner Framelits


Project Details
Stamps
The Open Sea, World Map
Card Stock & Papers
Chocolate Chip: card base cut 8 ½ x 5 ½ score at 4 ¼
7th smallest circle
strip embossed with woodgrain
Crumb Cake: 4 x 5 ¼
Very Vanilla: ship - 6th smallest circle, banner bday and anchor
Lost Lagoon: compass rose and spiral border punch ½ inch strip
Ink
Early Espresso, Soft Suede
Accessories
Brads, Linen Thread, Stampin’ Sponges
Tools
Baja breeze and midnight muse markers, Circle Framelits, Banner Framelits, and Spiral Border punch
 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Is it REALLY a Camera?

Nope, it's a mini album! I got the directions from Laura Denison. I wanted to make something for my son. A regular mini album would simply not do. It had to be special and unique. He is a photography buff and this seems perfect for a guy.

A work in progress

There are photo mats inside the bellows.
Space for 4 photos in each of 8 mats for a total of 32 photos in the bellows portion.

The gears, key, etc are all Tim Holtz or Spare Parts from Hobby Lobby.
Constucted with cardstock and chip board.
The "glass" in the door is acetate with crackle medium applied to it.
Inside the back of the camera is a box for 7 photo mat folders that hold 4 each for a total of 28 photos.


The metal file tabs and film strip are Tim Holtz.
The map papers are from Hobby Lobby.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Stampin' Away!

Stamp Your Art Out Met today and we had such a good time:) Here are the projects we made. The first one was done by sponging then sprinkling kosher and rock salt on top followed by spritzing with water. After allowing to dry and removing the salt we were left this nice "water bubbles."

Project Details
Stamps
By The Tide
Card Stock & Papers
Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Very Vanilla
Ink
Black StazOn, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Old Olive
Accessories
Baker's Twine
Tools
1" Square punch, Scallop Square punch, Stampin' Spritzer, Stampin' Sponge, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Deco Labels Framelit









Project Details “Emboss Resist” Technique
Stamps
Blended Bloom, Blooming With Kindness
Card Stock & Papers
Melon Mambo: card base 5 ½ x 8½ score at 4 ¼
Whisper White
Old Olive card stock is 1 x 4 ¼ this is punched
Ink
Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, VersaMark
Accessories
White Embossing Powder
Tools
Scallop Border Punch, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Heat Tool, Sponge Dauber, Stampin’ Sponge, Paper Towel, Deco Labels Framelit, clear embossing powder and heat tool

 

Project Details
Stamps
World map, Traveler
Card Stock & Papers
whisper white, basic black, lost lagoon
after stamping and sponging map: cut into 4 squares 1 ¾ x 2 ¼
Ink
StazOn jet black, crushed curry, lost lagoon, Early Espresso,  pool party
Accessories

Tools
Labels Collection Framelits,  Deco Labels Framelit