Monday 29 July 2013


Made chipboard books then used the same paper line from 7 gypsies to cover as the balloon.  The books "insides" put out and inside are mini albums.  I used a combinations of farmhouse and tersera Collins pattern paper. I made 4 different sizes of envelopes- they have pockets, tags, extra pages and accordion folds.  Lots of room to add pictures.  I didn't cover inside the envelopes with paper this would be something I would do as I added pics.

I actually happy with the outcome- that's rare.

I did want to make this one a kit but we will see, I suck at actually finishing anything so the instructions for the clock mini are still in the work and I need to finish those before I start a new of instructions.  Maybe I will lock myself in a room for a week.  But that doesn't always work my family finds me and comes hangs out with me in the smallest most cluttered room of the house.

FYI how the page looks to you is not how it looks to me as I write it I don't know what is up with blogger but it does whatever the hell it wants.  I am going to publish but the graphic artist me is cringing at the layout.  I apologize.

Friday 19 July 2013


I had a comment asking where to find background chipboard- well good news scrapping friends my friend Wendy who has on online store just had a shipment here is her website

mention you got her website from my blog in comments so I can demand a lunch out of her for the referral

I too had to stock up here are a few of my favorites (ps if you like the paper bag album the fence and fishnet I used she has in stock)

 this I am going to use on a Halloween gate mini album with graphic 45 steampunk line
 this one is great because it is two in one, pop out the bricks for one look, and just use the mortar for another look
 chicken wire is never wrong- remember just because it comes as one piece doesn't mean you have to use it as one piece don't be afraid to cut it up
 love this one- could be a scary Halloween pic or a beautiful beach pic
have this one haven't decide how to use it but it will be a husband page- maybe quadding

Sunday 7 July 2013

paper bag album

I was having a day... nothing I had pictured in my head was working and I was wreaking too much paper so I took a break!  Sometimes that is the best thing you can do work on something else with no plan and see where your creativity takes you.  here is what I came up with.. turned out pretty good too.
 used extra large paper bags, and a paperline from Kaisercraft can't remember the name but a summer tropical line.  Used my new Tim Holtz buckles to close mini
 I used this mini to create collage pages with lots of fussy cutting attached with pop dots, and layering around the picture.  Used my Tim Holtz rub ons which I loved!!! finishing touches as usual chipboard and metal- every page needs chipboard and metal.  Since this was a summery page I actually used flowers as well, very unusual for me to use flowers but I love the small paper flowers from Prima.
 I used epoxy bubbles meant to be used with bottle cap embellishment but instead stuck to the photo then cut around and pieced back together on the page.  This wouldn't work with a people photo but sure is fun with a scenery photo.  Layered chipboard, cut paper, flowers, metal and embellishment for the background.  I love chipboard that is a background like this fish net, or brick wall, chicken wire, hexagons, etc...
 More fussy cutting- this paper was perfect for fussy cutting and layering, created beautiful borders around sides to frame the photos.  Also shows that flowers can be used on boy pages!!!  But of course with a boy page I also used gears.
 Same idea here I used with epoxy bubbles, but on this page I used square fragments.  You attach the fragments using glossy accent, allow to dry then cut around.  Finished page with using leftover fishnet and fence chipboard.  that's why I love background chipboard, you can cut up and use on multiple pages.
 Final page- I have had these hibucus flowers forever and love them!! so of course that means afraid to use them but this page was perfect.  Plus tyler's (my niece in pic) had them on her swimsuit it was fate.
the paper bags make a pocket that can be filled with more photos and such.

super happy with the final project and it was just what the doctor ordered- something completed unplanned to unleash my creative juices.