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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Kathy Orta’s Hybrid Mini By Debi Schnabel

I’m baaack!! LOL! I was asked by Carol and Barrie of Scrapadabadoo Crafts to revisit one of Kathy Orta’s earlier mini album tutorials. I chose her Hybrid Mini, this is pre-hidden hinge. (You can find this and many more tutorials here.)This is a really quick and easy project with a lot of WOW!
On one side you have a shadowbox and on the other side a mini album, all in one. I didn’t video myself making this project because it isn’t my tutorial, but I wanted to share with all of you my finished album.
You can watch the video of my finished album here.
I used the BoBunny Somewhere in Time Collection. All supplies can be found at Scrapadabadoo Crafts.
I used the papers in the BoBunny Somewhere In Time Epehemra pack for the front, back and spine.I just love the vintage look of them.
For the closure I used a scrap piece of my Tim Holtz Measuring Tape Ribbon and Velcro.
Here is a look at it opened just part way. You can see the shadowbox on the left and the album in on the right.
I added bits of my faux sea glass, trinkets and some of the layered chipboard inside. On the inside spine I used the large gears from the Noteworthy collection. I used the Noteworthy Collection throughout the album.
On the left is the cover that lays against the shadowbox. I LOVE the corset! On the right I took the owl from the Noteworthy collection and backed it with black cardstock and trimmed around it leaving a slight boarder. I then covered it with Glossy Accents and let it dry overnight. Once it was completely dried I punched out the two holes by the wings and made a tie out of ribbon for him. I applied glue down the center back, top to bottom and stuck him down to the page. This will now hold tags behind both his wings.

Each page has a small pocket flap and a large pocket on the front. And a large pocket on the back.
After covering all of my pages I used the leftovers for photo mats and tags. On the right you can see I cut 1/2 inch strips and made a design on a piece of cardstock I ran through my Xyron sticker maker. I made a few more as well.
As you will see, this album is not heavily embellished at all, but I really like it.
Love the Hot Air Balloons! And here is another paper pieced mat/tag.
I just love the Layered Chipboard Balloon!
Here is another tag/mat.
I had fun making this album. I hope you like it.

Memories by Margaret Ann Moffat

I Love having photos surrounding me, especially if I have goofy ones they make me smile lol, also helps my prayer life cause every time I pass one I say a wee prayer.
So made a photo frame a) for photos and b) for a prayer list as well (well the memory bit is getting a bit dodgy rofl).  These frames are so adaptable. You can call it a remembrance list if you wish instead of a prayer list.
Nice and easy, can be adapted to any size of photograph. I did this for a 4” x 6” photograph but have made it bigger for folks or smaller for the likes of me who mucks up a photo and needs to crop a wee fuzzy bit out doh.T
Paper of choice in this instance I used Prima Princess (such a yummy paper)
Embellishments – for this one I made a Tree of Life Pendant but you can add charms or whatever to it if you like, or not lol.   Ooooh Prima flower dies would be sooo yummy here, mutters where did I put them.
Gilding flakes/wax would go perfect around the frame hee hee but decided I wanted restraint. (must be something wrong with me whot no gilding wax!!!!!!)
The beauty of this is you can do whatever you want – get the kiddiwinkles to draw on it and then put a picture of them in it.
Ooooh or make a chalkboard centre and use it to keep them amused in the car. Only mess is chalk marks on the interior – easy clean up lol.

I make these as hostess gifts.  In Scotland it is a given that you bring the hostess something even if it is a wee packet of biscuits.  Stems from the highland days of poverty, you dont take food from someone and leave them hungry so you brought food, clothing something with you to share.

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simple and elegant was asked for, so I did lol
was really hard for me not to add gilding flakes or wav lol


Made a Tree of Life to suit the person and the photograph being included
(my first jewellery piece, chuffed to the knickers I am on how it came out,
watch out stickpins got me a new love rofl)

the beauty of this frame is you can customise it to suit any photo

For the sentiment
At the top added one of the spellbinders Fancy Tag dies
Left it blank for the recipient to add there title.
You can put this at the bottom if you wish or anywhere.

Have fun, these are so easy to make its the paper and embellishments that take the time to choose lol
Tutorial can be found here

Friday, September 19, 2014

Enchanted Garden Fairy Mini by Zandra

Today I bring you the finished BoBunny Enchanted Garden Fairy Mini using Prima’s Mixed Media Doll Album.  I also, shared how to make this album from chipboard you can see the Ustream shows here.  We also, used Peachy Keen Laughy Face Stamps, Flower Soft, Spellbinders Foliage Flourish Die, Fairy Cali DieLifestyle Crafts Corner It Die, Cottage Cutz Mushrooms Die, BoBunny Enchanted Garden Ephermera Pack, Noteworthy, Jewels, Layered Chirpboard, Brads and the Enchanted Garden 12 x 12 Collection
I do sell the PDF file for the Fairy Costume which you can find on my blog:
I always, like to leave a surprise on the back cover…lol  Love the gnome.  I hope you enjoy it, as much fun as I had creating it.  ~♥Hugz, Zandra♥

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Handy Holders Part 5 by Wendy Kats

Week 5....I can't believe that today will be the last post of the Handy Holders.
We started with the coins, followed by the bills, then came mail and last week we found the keys. This last holder is very simple and fun to make, and actually makes a great gift that people will use, because almost everybody makes a list for their groceries.

Grocery lists and I are not good friends because whenever I write one it vanishes in the Bermuda triangle called my scrapdesk or I leave it on my desk at work cause I'm in a hurry to get home.
This holder will end up on the wall next to the fridge so I will use it!! Oh before I forget I have a little tip that is not in the a few magnets on the back of the tag before you stick the pattern paper down...this way you can stick it to the fridge :)

Thank you all very much for hanging in there during this series. The supply list and the link for the tutorial will be at the end of the post. You can buzz me on facebook or trough my blog if you have any questions. Right now I'm going to play with more paper for a Christmas project....I know I'm early but this way there is a slight chance I will get my cards done as well.

Stay safe...scrap on and join us on the dark side we have ribbon ;)

Hugs, Wendy

Supply List

Monday, September 15, 2014

Tales of the tomb by Wendy Kats

Okay that's it! I am going to file a complaint with my parents for letting me be born on the wrong side of the world! I LOVE Halloween but over here in The Netherlands we don't celebrate it :(
Personally I think it is the best holiday ever in the whole wide world.

There is only one thing wrong with this has given me a new addiction.
*takes a deep breath ...stands up and says*

Hello my name is Wendy and I am a hoarder of Halloween paper.

Seriously this addiction is getting worse and worse so I decided I needed to use it for a project but what kind of project. My hubby gave me the solution when he said to me "you can fill a cabinet with all that paper" Out of this remark the tales of the tomb was born...

This cabinet will hold 12 mini albums and has some nice storage for those fun Halloween embellishments. I used the Bobunny - Frigth Night for the cabinet and the first album.

Just think of the fun you will have making a new album every year with a new paperline. What better excuse can you think of to buy Halloween paper? You basically are building your own personal Halloween Library!!

For each album I try to decide on one main color I use for the tags. For this album it just had to be orange hehe. On the spine each album will have a little pocket with a tag that lets me know what paper i used and what year it was. 

The possibilities with this cabinet are endless! You can build a full family Library making different cabinets for those special family moments.
just picture this... Tales of Grace for Thanksgiving......Tales of Winter for Christmas and oh how about Tales from the heart for Valentine!!!

I still got a few older Halloween papers I want to turn into an album but I also have some new ones I will be using like Graphic 45 - Eerie tales and Echo Parks - Arcenic and lace.

Let your imagination go wild and use your favorite Halloween papers to start this great library. For now I say scrap on and keep your eyes open for another fun Halloween project next week. I made a tutorial for this project and you can find the link at the end of this post.

I hope you will join me again soon for a new fun project and enjoy the start of a fun time!

Hugs Wendy  

Ohh almost it the link to the tutorial...and if you have any questions just buzz me on facebook or on my blog.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

My Fair Lady – Margaret Ann Moffat

When I got my Scrapa DT box and saw this paper Authentique Classique Pretty I went ooooooh, I started singing “I feel Pretty” lol.  So had to call it My Fair Lady lol.
Decided I wanted paper bags but noooo didn’t have any left and as I get them from over the  pond from Scrapa had to rethink.  Make yer own doh.  So made a mini album, and found that I do love flaps and pockets when I put two of them together it was a big spine so left it at that.  Then during the construction – had  lightbulb moment – a mini within a mini sheesh one of these days I will stick to one idea lol.  So sneaked a wee mini into the back cover.

I only used Authentique Classique Pretty paperpad with a wee bit of bazzil pink cardstock – well I would add another mini to the mix, which means I only had tiny scraps left over.  Little cards methinks.  No waste in this house.

I also used the Wink of Stella pens, oooh these are sooo pretty and elegant.  You cannot see it really on the photographs but gives a beautiful shimmer.  I also made some stickpins (of course) from my stash.

P9080010Had some lovely pieces of paper after cutting up my papers so wanted to use them up.  Love the look of it.  Added a few of the stickers, I put them onto cardstock (thanks Gwen – craftylady) for the idea, didnt want to chipboard them so used cardstock instead.  GIves a lovely look to them.  Added the Wink of Stella clear pen to the lady and the words sparkle.  Love it.  I also saw on the top of the papers a lovely sentiment so hauled that in.

Inside of cover, decided I wanted some pearls, well it is My Fair Lady after all lol.

Page 1
top flap, used a belly band to hold a tag

other side of first flap, I made a pocket at the back and turned the paper back to make a pocket at the front.
elongated pocket with tag
long pocket opened out

Other side of Page 1
flap, now numpty here wanted to use the pop outs to hold a tag, and then when I put it togethere realised the tag will fall out when you lift the flap up sheesh so added a wee brake on the top lol 

other side of flap – I did another fold back of paper to give me two pockets for tags

journalling spot for this one

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Page 2
I didnt elongate the flap but used magnets to secure it down.


Used Spellbinders A2 Curved Bordes One to make a pocket
also had to use some of the Prima Color Bloom Cotton Candy spray, just love these sprays
I left some of the areas plain for large photos or journalling spots

Spine – I love stickpins so used two of them on the spine - P9070171

Ok its official, I am nuts lol.  Did a wee mini, inserted it into a chipboard pocket.
Left this one kinda plain cause I ran out of paper lol and as it was a tiddly wee thing thought I would leave it for photos.
inside back chipboard pocket with mini
chipboard pocket holder on back chipboard cover (inside)
1 2 3  5 6 7 8 front open to left right side page front opens left front

Tags can be inserted into the top pocket, oops forgot to add them lol.

So if you want the tutorial head on over to