Monday, February 18, 2013

Teeny Valentine Tag Mini

Hello All!

This little book it a mini I made using a tutorial from Laura on YouTube. It is her snip and fold teeny mini album. Here's the link:  Snip and Fold Teeny Mini by Follow The Paper Trail

I made this using K and Co Valentines paper that I had leftover in my stash from last year. I then made a simple chipboard cover and used grunge paper from the binding. To color the grunge board, I used my smooch spritz spray in red and then homemade glimmer mist to add some shimmer. The title is also a scrap of grunge board with shimmer and some smooch spritz. The sentiment stamp is by Studio G and I got it from Joann's but I have no idea how long ago.  

The tags are just cut to size so they fit in the teeny pockets. All the inks on the tags are Close to My Heart. in Cranberry, Cotton Candy and Blush and Tulip. The stamps are also Studio G from Joann's. 

This is a fast, fun project that definitely lets you utilize those scraps we crafters love to hoard! HA-HA  It would also be a great coupon book for that special someone or a creative way to give a gift card. Lots of possibilities! 

I have a few more valentines projects to share so stay tuned. Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Graphic 45 Halloween Tag

Good Evening All!

I wanted to share a Halloween tag I  made this past Halloween when my sister was visiting. I know that it is WAY past then but well, better late than never. Plus, I since I always have left over holiday papers, I try to make some stuff out of season, that way I have a little head start when the time comes. At least that is the plan anyways!

I used the Graphic 45 Happy Haunting paper and just had fun layering bits and pieces. I absolutely love making tags. They are small pieces that can really pack a punch and I think they are a great alternative to giving a card. 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!


Friday, February 15, 2013

Shabby Mailbox

Hello All!

It has been such a long time since I have posted anything. Things in my household have changed a lot since then. The biggest change of all was myself going back to work full time. I do not know how people manage especially if they have children. There are not enough hours in the day! All along though, I have been working on things and so with that I am going to try to get this blog moving again. Some of the projects I will show you have been made awhile ago and some are super recent. I did  remember to track all of the products and such so if there are any questions please let me know. I am happy to answer anything I can. 

The first project is an altered mailbox I made for a swap on I joined this site in late August of last year and have been having a blast swapping with everyone. I would highly recommend it to someone looking to join a crafty community. Its been amazing so far! The mailbox was one of my favorites to make. It was my first real attempt at altering and really delving into distressed, vintage and shabby art. 

 The box was a wooden one I bought from Joann's  I painted and distressed it with acrylic pain and gesso to get the faded wood look. I used lace and flat back pearls from Joann's as well. The paper is K and Co. The flowers are colored with Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays.

That is all for tonight but stay tuned for more projects. I promise there are many!
Thanks for stopping by and please leave a comment. I would love to hear from you!

Happy Crafting!