Tuesday, February 21, 2012

My family

Good Morning.  I hope everyone had a wonderful long weekend. My work involves the stock market so I was off for Presidents day.  I have been plugging away in my little "paper studio" and have a lot of really cool things to post.  Todays project du jour is a little mini album I made for my niece (sadly everyone was sick so I was unable to give it to her on her recent visit)  But I am sure she will love it. I wanted to keep the cover very masceline but stay true to my style so I added in alot of feathers and metal pieces along with the flowers.

I didn't take a lot of pictures this time because I have actually made this style before so the inside is pretty much the same as my princess book. One difference is the closure.  I actually found an idea on the web (Thank you Kathy from paper phenomenon) where you insert one of the key hole pieces inside the ornate plates from Tim Holtz Idea-ology collection and as you can see it really turns it into a statement piece.  I used magnets (hidded inside the strap and the other imbedded in the book cover) to keep it secured.

I did want to showcase a new flower techniqe that I learned off of one of the blogs I follow, What a beautiful Mess.  You can find the instructions but clicking on the following link She really is a very talented
artist and scrapbooker and has a lot of wonderful tutorials on her blog.

Thank you for  visiting my blog today and enjoy!


Sunday, February 12, 2012

you inspire me

Hello just a quick post of my latest photo book inspired by Laura from Follow the paper trail by laura blog.  She put a challenge out our youtube for Christmas and I was very inspired to make this lovely little envelope photo book for my Sister Laurie.  We are always trying to one up each other and I can't wait to see what she comes up with.
Of course I added lots of sparkly things to the cover but what excited me the most is the closure.  I am always trying to come up with new ways to close my books and on this one I used magnets.  One magnet is on the inside of the book and the other is hidden in the band under the pink sunflower.  I am trying to get a tutorial out on video to show you how I do it but since I am often inspired by other ladies on youtube I want to make sure I give everyone credit.  So keep watching I plan on getting all the instructions out here soon. 

I hope you all enjoy my little creation and thank you so much for stopping.