Thursday, April 15, 2010

New Class Kit

This kit features the New Tim Holtz- Caged Bird set also the Tattered Florals Bigz dies.  I designed this kit for the Vero Scrapbook Store .  It also features the latest 6x6 “Webster’s Pages” prints called Lullaby Lane and Life’s Portrait. This vintage style 6x6  canvas album can be used for a variety of themes, Spring, Mother’s Day vintage photos etc, possibilities are endless. Please contact Vero Scrapbook Store for more information and availability of kits.

A-Front cover of Bird Cage Album B-Inside Cover and Page 1

C-Page 2 and Page 3 D-Page 4 and Page 5

E-Page 7 and Page 8 F-Page 8 and Page 9

G-Page 11 and Page 12 H-Page 12 and Page 13

I-Page 14 and front of envelope insert J-Back of Envelope insert and Page 16

K-Back cover of Album N-fanned out top view

Friday, April 9, 2010

I am in love with all the New Prima Flowers

Here are some of the newer assortments I have been collecting for the past couple months.  I am now obsessed with them. I know this is crazy- but I just can’t help my self. They are too pretty to use.  I used one whole package to create the Birdcage Album I showed in an earlier post.  They are too pretty to use I just all I  want to do is look at them.


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Old Sewing Machine Drawers

About a year or so ago, my husband took the drawers out of an old  Singer sewing machine that had belonged to his mother.  The cabinet was not salvageable, but we kept the drawers.  I saw them sitting in my husbands shed out back and decided it was time to redo them and begin to use them again in my scrapbook room.  I wished I had taken before and after pictures. What was I thinking!  Oh well, I am happy with the results and love where they are now displayed in my newly redone scrapbooking area.  Perfect spot for them!!!!!!!!

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The lighter pink is more the true colors.  I guess it is just the lighting at the time my flash was on that gives the peach tint to them.   I painted them white and then sanded them, applied pink acrylic paint and then roughly sanded them to bring out the under coat of  the old walnut stain and gave them a shabby chic look,  I really love they way they turned out.  They hold a lot of fun things to create with.

Great Idea to display Ribbons

I recently saw on a blog that I follow an idea to store ribbons.  I love having my eye candy out to inspire me to create and use up some of my prized embellishments, and ribbon and laces are my weakness when it comes to embellishments.

I changed it up a bit from the one I saw on the blog.  She used chipboard and cut the partitions in the shape of a spool, which was a really cool idea, however, I had a lot of scrap clear acrylic that was left over from one of the classes I taught and thought it would be perfect to be able to see through the partitions and really show off the vibrancy  of my ribbon and laces.  Of course, this is not all my stash, but some of my favorite ones.



Below  is my version of the above idea. I went crazy and made two.  I love how they add so much color to my shelves.  I am so loving them.

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Maya Road Birdcage Album I created April 2010

I recently purchased from Scrappy Gourmet some Prima Flowers, Maya Road Birdcage album.  I was anxious to work on this project just because I love the whole birdhouse craziness. I am awaiting some Spring photos from Tina to complete my album.  I am having lots of fun creating with the new Prima Flowers, there are so many gorgeous new flowers  to choose from, way too many for my budget.

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