Monday, May 23, 2016

Mini paper bag album for swap

A group I am in  had a challenge/swap.  The challenge was to use five tiny sack for pages in a mini album.  These little sacks measured about 2.75 inch x 4 inch.  It was required that the bags would be the pages and each bag would hold a tag or folder.  I chose to make my album into a mini drop side boxed album.  I used a pattern that I had purchased from Paper Hoarder Disorder to make this album, but made it a lot smaller than the pattern size.

The swap part is when all books were done we drew names to see who to mail each book to.  I am so excited because I won my niece's book.  I mailed mine to a lady in Canada.

This is the outside of my little album.  I added metal corners on the top and then put flowers for accent.  "Memories" was cut using my Silhouette.  I used a little latch to hold it closed.  Of course a little stickles on the flowers is a must for me!  lol

When you open the box, the sides drop down allowing you to look through the book.  I added blank mats so titles, dates and other journaling may be added.

 The first page is made up of a pocket containing a little folder.
It is help secure with a magnet.  

The next pages are a little fold out that is also held closed with magnets.  A pocket page follows which holds a tiny envelope with note card and a post card embellishment.

 The next set of pages is once again a pocket page with two little tags and a page with a foldout containing a removable folder.

On the next set of pages you will find a little waterfall album on one side and another pocket page on the other.  The waterfall contains three pages.

This second page is just another pocket with a couple little tags again.

The last set of pages are another pocket page and a little fold out held shut by the string and button closure.

Each little bag holds a tag with lined paper on one side for writing and patterned paper on the other for photos.  I used a die to cut the scalloped edges for added design.

The papers I used are from miscellaneous 6x6 paper pads.  The little flowers and flourishes throughout the book are from dies I purchased from Expo a couple years ago.  The flowers are finished off by adding a flat back pearl to the centers and adding stickles to the green areas. 

I hope the recipient of this little album will love it as much as I loved making it for her.  Thank you for stopping by.  May God bless you always.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Simple Valentines


I made my grand children Valentines this year that were just kind of plain and simple.  I bought the tiny sacks from Wal Mart and then covered the fronts with papers from Doodlebugs Sweet  Things  6x6 paper pad. The paper hearts are die cuts from an older  Quikutz set. I inked all the edges for added accent.  I then made a slip in tag with a pocket to hold a little gift for them.  I found out just yesterday that my two grand daughters had not received theirs yet.  Then I got a call a little later saying they had found one outside their mailbox but the other was not where to be seen.  So, with that being said.....Ruth here is proof I did make you one!!!  lol  I thought it was kind of funny that our of the 11, her's was the one I pulled the tag out to photo.  I have now just finished making her a new one!!!  I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentines Day sharing the love of our Lord as well as the love we have for one another.


Cuttlebug Mania- I Heart You 

Get Creative- Hearts

Incy Wincy Designs- Personalize it

MMM- the word Love

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Get Well Card for Grandson


One of my grandsons broke his foot while playing basketball.  It took me a little while but I finally got around to making him a card.  We are praying he will be all healed and able to play baseball this spring.  I think baseball is his #1 sport to play!  I thought this little Milton Bear stamp from Wild Rose was the perfect stamp to use (other than it is the wrong leg! lol).  I thought I would add lots of band-aids because what kid doesn't like them!  Don't they make all things better!

I decided I would try a few challenges again because it has been forever since I have taken the time to just sit and scrap.  I am hoping to be posting a lot more often than once or twice a year!  Anyway,  I started by searching for a sketch and found one at Card and Scrap blog.  I am excited to be back playing a lot now.  I sure hope you all enjoy seeing my creations!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  May God richly bless you.


ABC Challenge- A is for Animal

Crafts Galore- use a stamp

One Crazy Stamper- Anything goes