Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Guest Designer for Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog

It's been so long since I made this layout for Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog, that I forgot to post this as a Guest Designer for Challenge 11! I'll be a Guest designer for the month of July which includes Challenge 12 as well. But let's get back to Challenge 11!

Challenge #11 Tag, You're It!
Use a tag on your project. Create a handmade gift tag. Create a tag mini album. Add tags to your scrapbook layout or your card. You may use some hoarded tag-shaped packaging or you may cut tags from scrap paper using a die cut template. Maybe you hoard shipping tags of all sizes. As long as your project contains some sort of tag, you will meet the requirements to play along!
 You still have a week to play in Challenge #11! You have until midnight PT, July 20th to link up your creation.
Now for my "Tag" project. Using Graphic 45's French Country and recent photos of my youngest daughter's recent trip to Europe this past April, I thought it might be fun to see if I could create a layout using Graphic 45's Regular Tag Album. Some tags I cut down in size.

And here are some photos showing some details of the layout.


There are five other Guest Designers for this challenge! Check out these amazing designers and their creations at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #11. You might like to see the prize too, from Crafter's Companion and Spectrum Noir!

Happy Papercrafting!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Stacked Organiztion Tower

I'm sharing with you today, a project that I made for Paper Architecture but can't use due to instructional video problems. If you follow my Paper Architecture with Sabrina FaceBook page, you'll know what happened there. Anyway, I have the project so I may as well show it to you. I plan to remake this project in the future again.

So What I came up with is a project that has several layers and can be put together with just one layer, two, three, or four layers! You stack them in the order you want, and glue them together building your organizational tower. It can be used s a sewing box, jewelry box, craft organization, office organizer, and more!

Made, as I did, with the base and two layers, the project measures 12" wide x 12" deep x 10" high. So if you add more sections, the tower would of course be higher. Here are the photos.

That's it for the photos. Next is a video to show you more details and explain how it works and can be configured.

Not sure when I will get to it again since I have the next few months planned out, but I will get this project done again for you with a video that works.

Thank you for joining me today, and Happy Papercrafting everyone!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Mini For A Friend

On Thursday I was able to meet up with a friend I hadn't seen in five years, as she was taking a week to visit Victoria from Calgary. It was so very nice to see her again. I wanted her to have something to remember her trip here by, and thought a mini album would be nice. Since Victoria is often referred to as "The Garden City" I decided I had enough Graphic 45 Secret Garden paper left to create one.

I did something else too. I decided to time myself from the conception with sketches and measurements I figure out, to the completion of the Mini. It took me 13 1/2 hours. That's without inking any paper, lol. I also decided to create eight pages, rather than the traditional six, and because I knew I'd be punching and making flowers, the spacing between pages would be 3/8" rather than the usual 1/4". This made for a very thick Mini with a spine of 4"! The whole Mini measures 6 1/2" w x 5" h x 4" thick. I used two envelopes, glued together, back to back, for each page, thus creating two pockets with each page for the photo tags and the bottom pockets for journaling tags and stuff.

Because I finished the Mini just minutes before meeting up with my friend, I was unable to take a bunch of photos. But, I did have time to make a quick walk through video of the it and later made snapshots from the video. So the photos are not the best.

So here is the walk through video of this mini.

Thank you so much for joining me today. It was so fun to use one of my favorite old papers again. Hope that you are having a wonderful weekend. Happy papercrafting!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

A Special Thank You Card

I have crafted a time or two during my lengthy absence from this blog, but, as I tend to do things last minute, have not had a chance to photograph or post my work. I am hoping that my crazy-busy days are over, leaving me more time to craft on occasion.

Regardless, my mother has continued to fill this blog with her fabulous creations! While our styles differ--almost opposite ends of the spectrum!--we certainly appreciate this hobby that we share.  :)

A friend of mine has graciously provided last-minute daycare for my youngest child on several occasions recently. I have collected a fabulous basket of goodies to give her along with this card:

This was my first time pulling out Papertrey Ink's Meadow Greens stamp set and dies. Due to my inundated email inbox, I unsubscribed to the majority of my staple blogs, but I can never seem to detach myself from my beloved PTI. My wishlist continues to grow! The supplies I used are listed below. Feel free to ask any questions about techniques in the comments.  :)

The inside:

Coordinating envelope:

As always, thanks for peeking!

{Supplies--all Papertrey Ink unless noted}
  • Cardstock:  Soft Stone, lightweight white (scraps)
  • Stamps: Meadow Greens, Embellishments (sentiment)
  • Ink: Versamagic Spring Pansy, Memento Lulu Lavender (both Tsukineko), Spring Moss, Chamomile, Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
  • Dies: Meadow Greens
  • Accessories: Rustic Cream Button Twine, brad (random)

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Digging Into the Archives

I do have some new things I've slowly worked on while being sick these past couple of weeks, but I have to wait to post them for you to see. I did, however, say in a previous post that on occasion I would dig into the archives to post for you, and since I can't post anything new for you right now, I thought I'd share something old with you  

Three years ago, this month, I posted something that I was very proud of, and had tried a few new to me techniques for the first time. You'll have to forgive the photo, however. I was still new at taking photos for blog posts back then.  This is the link to the original post, should you like to read what I posted.

Today, I can of course see a couple of things to improve the design of this card, but I still love this card.

Do you remember some of your oldies with fond memories? Please share with us in your comments.

Thank you for joining me today! Happy papercrafting!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Never Ending Flip Folio

Today I'm sharing  project with you that I made for "Paper Architecture". It's the "Never Ending flip Folio". This project will have family and friends engaged for a long time as you all view the photos store within. It starts out at about 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" x 1 1/4", and the fun part is the unfolding, and unfolding, and unfolding....How big will it get? So big that I couldn't get a photo of both sides open without having to put it on the floor! (I just have a table for two)

The tassel I made to be 1" long. Here is the link to how to make your own tassels .

To get a better idea on how it works I made video for you. The only problem is that the folio starts out looking so small because I had to have the camera at a distance that would allow the entire thing to be seen in the view finder when all unfolded.

So if you'd like to make one, or two, or three.... hop on over to Paper Architecture with Sabrina!

Thank you for stopping by today! And happy papercrafting!

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