Wednesday 23 May 2012


I found this flip album online at http://creativecafegirl.blogspot.ca/ and just had to create one.  I used Simple stories Documented Line then tons of embellishments i am in love with the final product.
Hinged on both sides and opens like double doors.
Used Scrap FX gate, prima vines, 7 gypsies metal corners, Tim Holtz filmstrip, clip hinge, gears, spinners and die cuts, art parts pocket watch.  I used crackle accents for inside of the pocket watch and stampendous aged taupe embossing enamel for lock.  This is my new favorite product it has several color enamels mixed together and when heat they blend to create a worn, weathered look.

Flip open the doors
Beacuse of the flips you decorated both front and backs.  On the back of cover doors used Tim holtz envelope, hinge, key, and butterfly die cut.  The butterfly are cut out sticky back canvas sprayed with color wash and glimmer mist then dry embossed and finished with platinum stickles for there bodies.  Also used stickles on chipboard clock from dusty attic, then aged taupe embossing enamel on chipboard pieces.  Additional accents are fragments stained with alcohol inks, tim holtz file tabs and simple stories journalling elements.  The  journaling card flip open so you can add multiple pictures.

Next flip
Usedthe same elements again to decorate, chipboard, fragments, file tabs,corners, and cut paper with a combinations of embossing enamel, and stickcles for added effect.  The page on the left is a file folder held close with twine and hitch post when opened it reveals multiple spots for photos and journalling.  On the opposite page is also flip pages for pictures.  To make pages flip easily i score them before i adhere.  The banner is made with sticky back canvas, i stick the iamge i want to be seen to the sticky back make sure it stuck good then wet with water and slowly rub off paper,  as you rub off the layers of paper the pattern stuck to the sticky back become visible but worn and weathered, then i fray the edges.

Next flip
I think this is my favorite page just because i love love gears and always need and excuse to use them.  Here i have layered chipboard gears, some raw chipboard, others covered with stickles or embossed with metal gears for different textures and colors.  The tag pulls out for any pics and journalling.
The center pages again open like double doors.  I decorated then as one piece then cut down the center so they can be opened but when closed are a complete layout.
The final page.  On the backside of double doors i want to add 5'x7' pictures of my husband and son so i left these undecorated.  Then more clocks and gears two things you can never have enough of.  For pics and journalling the tag pulls out then there is a  double flip folder the first flip is down

and the second flip is across.

There you have it my flip flip album.  I hope you enjoy it as much as i enjoyed making it.

Thursday 3 May 2012



The beauty of this project is each canvas has been decorated and covered with mod podge which
a.  allows you to dust and clean
b. no paper will start to lift along edges
C. THIS THE BIG ONE- mod podge strengthen the canvas so you can cut out a section of canvas and make a frame so the picture is glued in from behind NOW you can chagne the pictures from week to week, month to month, or year to year.

A scrapbooked college canvas with changeable picture BRILLANT!!

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Wednesday 2 May 2012

What I have been up to!!!

1.So i spilled coffee on my laytop now the keyboard doesn't work and i have to plug in an external keyboard thus lossing the effect of the laptop.  When it spilled my only thought was thank God didn't spill on the 160 wedding invites i was working on at the time.

2.My son made toast this morning all by himself while i slept thank goodness he didn't hurt himself i was in such a deep slept i didn't even heard him my mom radar must have been turned off.

3. Spent the weekend at a huge crop with 95 ladies, lots of laughs, lots of coffee, and lots of scrapbooking ok maybe less scrabooking than chatting.  So all the kits i made of are now sold thank you ladies here is my latest favorite
The idea came in the middle of night BLAM and i started workign on it the next day
A. I love this paper line from Heidi Swap- No limits
B. I love twine and gears
C. I love script writing
D. I of course love those in the picture my husband and son at mile 0 Dawson Creek, BC

stuck explore down on pattern paper and contour cut around to make it stand out more.  Added gears at bottom of ballon instead of a basket- add a little funk

To make balloons i made a template (i make templates for everything) label your template so once you cut it apart you know how everything goes back together, but before i cut it apart i cut one full balloon then layered pieces on top.  Added the twine along the seams and put brads in where twine meets.