Saturday, September 15, 2012

ABC Primer Album

Hello friends!
It's that time of year for school to start again,
so I made this ABC Primer mini album.

I used Graphic 45's ABC Primer paper line for this album. It's not a new collection but see fairly easy to find as it was quite popular.

As with all my albums, I do a lot of hand cut embellishments and flowers.

I also love my dyed seam binding, which I dye myself using Distress Stains.
This one I used here is Antique Linen Distress Stain.

Hope you enjoyed this pick of one of my latest albums.

Have a bright and happy day, Lindsey

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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Retro Baby Boy Album

Hello friends!
 I want to show you a Baby Boy mini album using Crate Paper's Little Boy Blue paper line!

I also used Crafty Secrets vintage boy stickers with
this paper line and they coordinated perfectly!

The colors of this paper are so lovely and the red
gingham ribbon matched so well.

My favorite pattern was the blue paper with red polka dots!!

I highly recommend this paper line for all you retro/vintage fans out there!!

Have a lovely day, Lindsey

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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Scrap-a-Palooza Crafting

Hello friends!
Recently, I was at big scrapbooking event in our area,
 called, Scrap-a-Palooza by Scrapbook Generation.
 It was 13 hours of non stop scrapping!
 Here is my table, where I am working on a mini album.

I got there at 8:00 a.m and the line was already wrapped
around the building!

This is a big event which holds up to 300 people!
Scrapbook Generation also brought a full on site store
with so many cute new paper lines to tempt me with!
There we're also gourmet cupcakes
that were way too tempting and very tasty!

Throughout the day, I also taught a mini class and 2 demos.
Don't look too close, but there I am during my class!

Here is the finished album I created while there.

This album was created using the Messages line
by Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker. It was so fun,
because I was sitting next to
 Nikki Sivils while using her paper!

I loved the theme of this paper with it's cute
 phones and typewriters!

I also dyed seam binding with Wild Honey
 Distress Ink to coordinate with the paper.

This album has been listed here on ebay.

It was a super fun day, but oh so exhausting!
It took all day Sunday to recover!

Wishing you happiness, Lindsey

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Retro Secretary Tag Tutorial

Hello friends!
I purchased October Afternoon's brand new
 9 to 5 paper line this week.
It's such a cute retro work/secretary themed line!
I created this tag and thought I would share the tutorial with you!

I started with a kraft colored tag. I purchased the set of 20 kraft
 tags by Ranger from Hobby Lobby, you can also find them at most other craft stores. I also picked out the sheet of Secretaries from my paper collection.

I cut out my image and decided how I wanted to place her on the tag.

I then took a white spray mist and spritzed my tag.
If you don't have the spray, you can take white paint, thin it down
with water and flick across the tag with a toothbrush.

Take a 1 x 5 1/2 inch strip of paper (blue houndstooth) and rip the
paper along one side. Adhere to tag. Cut another piece (green stripe) 
1 1/2 x 4 1/2 and also rip edge. Adhere to tag.

Cut a scallop or flower shape from patterned paper and adhere to tag.

Take your cut image and adhere using foam adhesive to make it pop!

Then cut a strip of coordinating paper with a border punch and adhere along the bottom of the tag.

Add a sentiment or sticker to the bottom corner of the tag.

Tie a bow through the top of the tag. I used seam binding ribbon that I buy by the roll from Hug Snug (purchased on ebay). I then dyed it with Wild Honey Distress Stain.

I added a stick pin through the foam adhesive
 to add a girly touch to the tag.

I glued a small paper rose to the center of my bow.

That's it! Super easy and a great way to use up scraps!
Perfect accent for a card, layout or as a gift tag!

Hope you enjoyed!
Have a bright and happy day, Lindsey

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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Playtimes Past

Hello friends!
I picked up an older pad of Graphic 45 paper
recently at Hobby Lobby.
It was on clearance, so I couldn't pass it up!
This line was called, Playtimes Past.

So of course when I saw it I thought,
 I need to make a mini with this!!

This paper line has a lovely blend of
 children and primitive themed paper.
I Used Weathered Wood Distress Stain to dye
seam binding for my ribbon.

These Prima paper flowers matched perfectly!
I find these flowers match several of G45's paper lines.

I cut black swirls from the Tim Holtz Elegant Flourishes die.
I also enjoy using flowers by Recollections from Michaels.
I stock up on the rose style ones when they run a sale.

Have a lovely day, Lindsey

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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Card and Another Mini

Hello friends!
I teach a class with two other ladies every month,
 at our local scrapbook store.
We each teach a card and tag.
Here is mine:

 I created a Mom themed paper bag mini album.

I love this paper! It's called, Tea For Two by Cosmo Cricket.

Cosmo Cricket has always been one of my favorite companies,
 because of their vintage styled paper lines!

Their new Element Tag Booklets are so pretty with
 the decorative edges and sweet graphics.

Have a lovely day, Lindsey

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Heritage Mini Album

Hello friends!

I created this Heritage Memories themed mini album
a couple weeks ago and wanted to share it with you.

I just love this paper line.
It's called Documented by Simple Stories.

I added some fun vintage style roses that I found
at Hobby Lobby and cut leaves from black cardstock
 to give the book a more antique feel.

For the ribbon, I used Hug Snug brand seam binding,
 that I dyed with Scattered Straw Distress Stain.

I picked up a fun new deep edge punch at Joann's
recently that has a lovely lace detail.

Have a lovely day, Lindsey

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