Saturday, September 29, 2012

Inspired by.... customers!  You have all been going like crazy, scrappin' up a storm and what have I been doing?  Shopping for more stuff and not doing any pages myself!  So in between shopping, shipping, stocking and sorting, I did a layout!  This layout was inspired from a blog I have found and LOVE!

As usual I have done layer on layer on layer of patterned paper and then a quick pieces of solid cardstock.  All the edges are inked, torn, scrapped and whatever else I could think of.

I know I would still like to put a title, but just can't think of one.  This is a photo of the first day of school (grade 12) so one would think he should have been excited....not my kid, he would rather just not go to school!

a little closer look....

a mix of Prima Junkyard Findings Gears and Typo Zippers, 7G Vintage Pin Antique Brass, Tim Holtz Long Fasteners and Game Spinners, all adhered with Ranger Ink Inkssential Glossy Accents.  

Creative Impressions Antique Ruler Twill, 7 Gypsies Photo Turn (to accent the 12) and then used Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher to tack down some of the distressed edges (inked with Gathered Twig). The stamped images are from Kaiser Textured Clear Stamp Numbers.  The Twill is Creative Impressions Antique Ruler, and I used a 7 Gypsies Photo Turn from my stash.  

I used an EK Success Slim Border Punch Round Binding to add interesting texture to the paper edges, inked up the twill adhered it using We R Memory Keepers Antique Brass Eyelets.

As like the previous photo, but here you can really see all the layers!  Also here, you can see yet another stamped image I used, this time Kaisers' Postmarks and Graffiti.

I added yet another layer of texture by spraying Studio Calico Mister Huey's Dark Calico and then sprayed the Kaiser Wooden Flourishes Locks & Hinges with Inky Black, then distressed them with sand paper and then of course re-inked them with some more Gathered Twig.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Inspired by...

pinterest....I saw this one on a Pinterest a while back and  it is actually only a card that I converted into a mini book.  The base is made with two sheets of 12x12 paper and then I junked it up!  The size is 4 x 6".

 Here is a really quick how to:  Score 12x12" cardstock at 6"; 

score at 4" and 8"

cut the scored lines in the two sections as shown being sure to cut only to center fold.

now, fold over top left flap onto top right side of page.

 and then flip right bottom over onto top on bottom right side.
now fold up as shown below...(trust me, hard to describe otherwise)

I made mine into pockets by adhering with a tiny strip of glue in the two valleys and peaks and then when I adhered the two separate folded papers together, I made that one into a pocket too.  Then all I did was use some of my Jillibean Soup stash of papers (Cream of Mushroom), Journaling Sprouts & Bean Seeds, Shipping Tags, Seam Binding Tape (that I color matched to my papers using Tim Holtz's Distress Stains).

If you want to see the original version of this please check it out here!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Inspired by....

Sande Krieger! Seen one similar on her blog a long long time ago and it inspired me to create this for my Great Nephew.

I had a lot of fun doing this, but as much fun - many a grey hair has popped out!  Since Jacoby's name comes from Boston Red Socks Center Fielder Jacoby Ellsbury - you had to know that this would be a baseball themed board!  Jacoby's parents are huge Baseball fans and I think it show....

included memorabilia from Fenway Park (actual shale from the 100 yr anniversary) added 
a TH clasp and token to signify this.

Here are some TH Metal Stencils clipped and glued to mini clothespins showing his time of birth 

Cut this photo to fit into two of the mini sections - turned out cute since he looks like 
he is resting his arms on the divider!

destroyed one of Jacoby's Dad's hats to get the Boston logo and the MLB logo (below)

 used some Letterpress Blocks to spell his name below

used bits and pieces of all kinds of stuff to show his birth stats!
Tim Holtz Mini Numerals, Bottle Cap Co. Wood Letterpress Blocks Numbers,  Maya Road Wooden Bingo Numbers (inked to make black), 7 Gypsies Display Trim Ruler, 7 Gypsies Vintage Metal Clips, and some old 7G numbered flashcards and ribbon from my stash.

used more 7 Gypsies flashcards (from my stash), Ormolu 2-Day Hooray Days of the Week Buttons, 7 Gypsies Binderie Calendar Tickets, Bottle Cap Co Wood Alpha Tiles, and a Maya Road Crystal Star Trinket Pin.

The paper used it the 7 Gypsies Postale Antiquaries.

remember way back....I had a few goals - well I did pretty good I must say!  I can check yet another off that list with this project - yeah for me!

Have completed #'s 1, 2, 3 (well two of the three on that part)!  Only two more total and that list is DONE!

Friday, September 14, 2012


Yes, I am here - just been hiding! No really....I have been hiding under mounds of paper and product!  It has been a busy fall for the shop and in life!

Loads of new products have been added to the shop and loads have been added to the sale aisle too.  Always just trying to make room for more.  I have so many ideas on the go and of course none are completed (story of my life..squirrel)!

New items can be found on the main page...but I always suggest you hit the 'New Items' link on the left side panel and you will then see all the products added from newest to oldest - easy peasy!

Just a few of the newer product release...

just to name a few...head over to the site and check out for yourself.

I am currently working on an idea with Ali Edward's December Daily.  This has been something she has done for several years - I am trying something similar but just want to tweak it a bit and try something just a little different - check back soon for updates and pictures!

until next time....