Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Tuscan Journal

I think in crafting you learn more or advance your technique more when you make screw ups or at least that is the case for me.  I really loved this album when I saw it on Pinterest and decided that I would make myself one.  I have attached the link for you to check it out, here it is. /http://www.pinterest.com/pin/128423026847078083/. Anywho, I had plenty of mishaps with my album and I got carried away with the pages. But all and all I love the album and will use it as a journal.

Home Recipe/Memory Album

I love this little album.  It was designed to look like a house, as I used 7 Gypsies chipboard that resembled city buildings. I absolutely love that chipboard.  I also used the Kitchen Kitsch paper line from the Girl's Paperie.  Margie Romney Aslett, the owner of Girl's had a sale on her blog of some of the lines and embellies from Girl's that she had left over, the proceeds benefitted an orphanage she supports. I really lucked out on what I purchased and love this line. I also used some of October Afternoon's Farm Girl line.  This is really a fun little album I am not sure if I am going to give it to my mom for recipes or hoard it.

Great K and Company paper finds at Ross and a Mini

Hi all!  I know long time no blog, but the summer has been crazy busy. I have also had a lot going around the house.  But of course I always have time to bargain hunt and Ross has really had a lot of wonderful K and Company 12 x 12 pads lately for the unbelievable price of $2.99 and $3.99. We all know that these pads are normally upwards of $20.  

The pad I used is called Julianne and I love the masculine colors.  I wanted to make a mini that looked like an old book your parents may have had in their book case.  I used some lace,  Eco Crafts' black Paris Ink and some typewriter wooden letters from Oriental Trading Company. I would definitely try this mini again.  I have not decorated the inside of the album, but I did place all of the pictures in it. Thanks for looking.