Friday, April 11, 2014

G45 By The Sea-Mini Album

It's been a long time since I made a mini album, I used to make them all the time before I really got into card making...I forgot how much I love to make them! I wanted to make an album for our upcoming Maui vacation, but didn't have all the things gathered I wanted for that yet, so decided to make one for our Oregon Coast vacation this summer. G45 has the best paper pads for making albums, the papers/stickers are so vibrant and beautiful! So thought this one by G45 By The Sea was perfect! I used some of the 12x12 pad, 8x8 pad and one of the sticker sheets. Other cardstock used was SU Not Quite Navy & Cajun Craze and some brown Bazzill.

For the front of the album I added shells, netting from Hobby Lobby, Prima flowers, etc...oh and the round sticker letters are from the G45 Tropical Travelogue collection (which I'll be using for our Maui vaca)!
Here's a top view.
First page has room for a photo, second-room for a few photos & journaling.
Ahoy there tag pops out for a few more areas to add photos.
First page more journaling & photo. Second-tab comes out for another few photos, plus you can add a few more in the pocket, with more journaling if want.

More photos, not sure what I'll do with the By the Sea part yet.
More photos go here on front and back on the back cardstock. Second page is folded up to make a pocket, I think that's an MFT wave die??
First page can add photo, journaling, whatever. Second page pocket for more photos. Gadget gears by Tim Holtz.
First page opens up for more photos, second there's a pocket for even more photos & a little booklet that opens up for pics or journaling. Also the By the Sea strip is a pocket for whatever.
Tag that was on the side, anchor die by Whimsy Stamps.
First page area for photos and the tab opens up for more photos/journaling. Second page is a half pocket with journaling and you open that up...and the photo below is what it looks like...I didn't take a pic, but you open that up also for more pics...and the tabs on the right are more LOTS of room for photos! I also left about 1/2 the album blank, so I can add 5x7 photos without all the embellies around it.
Here is what I used for the album. I saw this person on youtube do it up and thought it was so clever and I couldn't wait to try my own! She also did up an album using the Tropical Travelogue paper, it's gorgeous! Check them out if you want to try something different, they are really fun to make! Next up is our Maui album. :) :)

Tuesday, April 8, 2014


Spring is definitely in the air here, around 70 today, love it! My granddaughter's have been enjoying picking all my daffodils, lol. Was happy to see another CUTE Wee stamps digi, this one is Daphne, perfect for this time of year and she reminds me of the girls. ;) She's colored with copics/pencils, paper is G45 & PTI, butterfly punches by Martha Stewart...and the tag slips in at the top. Tina Makuc made a gorgeous Magnolia Easter tag card recently that I fell in love with, so was inpired to try it out too, thanks Tina! Happy Spring!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Scratch My Nose

Title-the name of this cute stamp! I don't know what it is about Whipper Snapper snowman, but I just love them all. Here's this month's Christmas card, not quite April yet, whew made it just in time, lol. I colored with copics and prisma pencils. Played with the sentiment and added some snowflakes etc. to it. Gesso'd around the edges and added glitter while still wet. Happy April...this month makes me super happy...going to Hawaii in about 3 weeks, woohoo! Can't wait!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Hello Friend

 Hi all, been MIA for a few weeks, been enjoying the nice weather! ;) It got to 70*, woohoo!

Purple Onion Designs has some adorable stamps and a few months back I ordered these...this week their having a birthday challenge, perfect inspiration since I've been wanting to use these cute stamps! This darling little rabbit is by Stacey Yacula called Birch. The sentiments are by Stephanie Ackerman-Hometown Icecream Parlor & Post Office. Love her handwriting! Colored the images with Copics. Paper is from Bo Bunny-Snowfall. Used a mini kraft bag and added a tag & gift card inside (thought some ice cream would be the perfect gift). Tag is by Magnolia.

Bird also by Stacey Y called Silver. If you haven't checked out Stacey's beautiful artwork/blog you should it always makes me smile. :)

Hope your all having sunshiny weather wherever you are...and if not it'll be there before you know it. ~hugs

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Penny's Heart String

Another cute image by Silly Dilly Beans, name is in the title post. A short post today. ;)

Saturday, February 22, 2014


This is for the Sugar Bowl challenge using these 4 colors...not an easy challenge for me, I rarely use gray on my cards, not sure why. This cute image (reminds me of my GD's) is called Peek A Boo and is from Sugar Nellie. Colored with Copics & pencils. Celebrate die is by Paper Smooches, lace heart edge punch is by Martha Stewart.

Hope your enjoying some sunshine and warmth wherever you are. :)

Tuesday, February 18, 2014


Here's February's Christmas card. It was Claudia's turn for the challenge and she picked Hanglar/Frantage...happy with that! Love my Hanglars & of course frantage, haha. The sad thing is I've had some of these older hanglars and haven't even used them yet AND haven't posted one in over two years! Will be changing that! I thought the JOY sign was perfect for her outstreched hands, die is from Magnolia and the letters are Tim Holtz. Paper by Simple Stories and she's colored with copics and pencils.

American Idol, disappointed with the girls, I might have liked 2 from the bunch but nobody wowed me. Bring on the guys!