Sunday, July 12, 2015





 This is an art journal I made for a dear friend
she is not well and I wanted something to make
her smile.
I made it about 8" by 8".It is covered in lace, flowers ,ribbon and bling.

 This was a fun journal to make, I love soft colors, lace, ribbon, so it came together quite easy, once I decide which way to go.
Inside pages waterfall on the right for journaling and pictures
Left pockets and tags.

This is one of my favorite pages the flap on the right lifts up
and there is another flap under with more pockets and tags.

Pretty little birds print outs from on line, they make such
lovely pages.

More birdies and roses and pockets and tags..On the right the
right the wallet has room to  add pics or memorabilia. 

Close up of the bird tag and rose pocket.

Close up of the flip page, more on line printables.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Pocket card

 I call this a pocket card, it is a pretty card made with a big pocket aprox.6"x 6"  with extra pockets on the front to hold tags. It has large tags in the big pocket with a postcard for writing. The bird cage has a pretty blue organdy ribbon. All of the tags are removable.
 A close up look, on the left are 3 layered pockets with small tags, flowers on the lower right edge.
The bird tag  is cut from glitter paper it  doesn't show how pretty it is, it has a pink organdy ribbon.
Here you can see the bird cage it is also cut from white glitter paper. I used the Tim Holtz die to cut it, topped with a blue organdy ribbon.
the hydrangea flower is the top of a large tag and there is a very large tag behind those two.
This was fun to make, I sent it to a dear friend in California.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Tag your it

 Tags, I love the amount of beauty and interest that can be put on a small slip of paper, it is endless. I have a board on my pinterest site that is called Tag your it  and I am constantly adding to it.

 These are a few of the tags I have attempted, and I must admit they are quite plain compared to some I have seen.
On the above tag I used Stamps and I cut the shoes out
of an add and copied them on my printer.




The Tag on the right with the roses ( roses are one of my favorite flowers and images to work with)  features a pocket with another tag inserted in the pocket. The roses are fussy cut from paper by K & C company. I love their feminine touch to their paper line but I can't find it any more.
 Left is a tag featuring stamps from graphic 45, they have a wonderful line of stamps and papers that cover the gamit from circus to beautiful ladies.


Tag on the right is another graphic 45 tag using their Ladies diary papers.

 Well that is the thought for today. Tags.... they are fun to make and a quick creative outlet, and also they use up scraps that are to precious to toss in the waste bin.


TTFN

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Mimi album

 Mini album using Graphic 45 ladies diary papers. This is my first  bathroom tissue paper roll  album, I saw several on other blogs and You tube so I thought I would give it a try.
 There are 6 Tp rolls, they make such a cute little album and they each have a ready made pocket for tags.
 The ladies diary papers are so feminine, it has such pretty fashion pictures of the 1912 era. 
 I used a bit of lace and seam binding ribbon for trim, and did some fussy cutting of the roses and the clocks.
 It is always good to add a bit of the french look, as every one is a bit of a Frenchmen these days.
 This features a couple of the tags, the black & white polka dot with the flowers is the one that goes into the tube, and the rose one goes into the little pocket made from the music paper.
More fashion pics, and the ever present cart postal card.
This was such a fun mini to make, I made another one that I will post soon.

Friday, December 14, 2012

For Dana


 My dear friend Dana is battling breast cancer, I wanted to make  something pretty for her to look at and to add her thoughts, pictures or anything she likes.
 The cover is a collage of vintage laces, silk ribbon embroidery, hand crafted silk flowers, a velvet strawberry, a pink vintage hankie and battenburg lace. there are some pink fresh water pearls and seed beads for accents

 The pages are paper ephemera from found books,cards and some bought paper.


 Dana loves roses, so I used them everywhere I could. The ones on the picket fence I fussy cut out of a beautiful paper from K.C. and company. I used vintage wall paper for the photo matt on the right side, and the dress form is a Tim Holts die called alterations.

 This gal ( she is a grand mother lol) loves Winnie the poo, so I did my best to include some Winnie, Tigger, and 100 acker woods.

 The page on the left is from a book I found at a garage sale. I made lots of pocket for tags, again I fussy cut the roses from a beautiful paper. The butterfly was also cut from a lager paper.

 A vintage lace pocket with photo mats, vintage lace trim and a hand made flower with a vintage button, and seam binding leaves.

 I used a Spellbinders nestable for the photo mat on the left, it is a pocket for the pink tag. The tea pot is a printable I got from pinterest I think.
The tablet on the right has pages inside to journal on or add pictures. I did the embossing with a Sizzix embossing folder called peacocks  and leaves.

More pockets, with cute tags, the left page is some beautiful rose paper, I can't remember where I got it. I used Tim holts vintage photo distress ink to distress the page. On the right is some fab wall paper  with big gorgeous roses from my vintage stash, and the bird is a chip board piece I have had for ages.
I love making this for Dana I hope it brings her a moment of joy.
TTFN

Saturday, November 3, 2012

 My dear sweet friend is having a baby girl, so I made her this baby album from graphic 45 lil darling papers, and other papers I have had for a while.
This is the cover, I made the flowers and the velvet berries
 One of the inside pages, this one opens up to the right and has another page behind it. I have made tags, photo mats, and added other embellishments, like the little beaded baby shoes
 This was a fun page to make, I fussy cut the baby boy and the bunny, added a photo mat and some tags. I love the picket fence.
 More of the picket fence on the next page, this time the fence opens like a gate  so you can see all of the little girl. I fussy cut the roses and used them for a border and to hold the blue photo mat and lil darling tag.  I heard the new babies middle name is to be Rose, courtesy of her big brother Lukus. So I tried to use roses as much as I could.
 This is a special baby, so I liked the tag with the word special on it. More tag pockets, and photo mats.
 I really like this page with the cute animals, there is space behind them for photos, and I have a photo mat that you can pull out on the right side, you can see the pull tab in blue.
More of the cute animals and lil darling tags. A yellow photo mat is in the pocket behind the Giraffe. There are places to journal on all the tags and behind the photo mats
 This was fun to make I hope she enjoys it.

Monday, October 15, 2012

This is my latest swap. It was a jewelery onsome a necklace, bracelet and earrings. My swap partner was Sara from the UK.
She said she liked purple, so I chose amethyst semi precious stones as the focal point on the necklace and as the drops  on the earrings. the necklace is much longer than it appears I wanted it all on the display for the pic. On the bracelet I added some charms I made and I especially like the little tea pot charm, it seemed right  England, tea. It was a fun swap and I received a beautiful set from Sara in pinks my fav color.