Thursday, August 25, 2011

Scrapbook Multi-Pocket Mini Album -- Gabriella Paper Collection

This was a really fun project to work on.  The Gabriella Paper Collection from Bo Bunny was amazing to play with ... all those butterflies!

I used 6" x 6" chipboard for the cover and back, and used 6" x 9" manila envelopes for the inside.  Metal binding rings were used to secure the book together.  Generous amount of ribbons and fibers cover the binding ring.  A beautiful wood and gold tone cross necklace is secured on the binding ring as well. 

Titled, "God's Beautiful Promise" this album features scripture from Psalm 121: 1-8.  I didn't want to hide the lovely butterflies on the paper, so I used vellum framed out in pretty green trim to showcase the scripture.
There are so many pockets and fold out pockets throughout this book.  Lots of vintage lace, vintage buttons, vintage dollies pieces were used on every page.
Die cut frames were painted and hand-stamped with french script, then mounted on dimensional for depth.
This paper collection was just so pretty.  Added to this section was ivory lace applique and mother-of-pearl buttons.

This section has so many butterflies everywhere.  A beautiful fabric rose accents the corner and sports a gold tone butterfly stickpin.

This "desk wallet"  cover that is trimmed in tatted white lace and gold roses.  This fold out section opens to provide more journal and photo areas.

These die cut frames were painted with white paint and hand stamped with sepia brown ink in french script.  The mulberry paper roses are used throughout this album.

Hope you enjoy viewing this multi-pocket mini-album. You can see more about this album on my YouTube channel.

Have a most blessed day,


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Thinking of Wine and the Cooler Fall Weather

It is time again to get outside in the early morning and pick grapes.
Bill has built a brush burn in the fire pit outside...the smell reminds me of Fall leaves burning.  I let my imagination "go there" to the cooler weather.  I'm waiting.

We are going to have a good wine season.

 Just finished up picking the last of the pears.  Canning...canning...canning.
Finishing up picking the last of the figs as well.  I should have a good wine out of these little beauties too.

Miss Ruby hopes I'll drop a fig or two for her.



Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Creating Crackel Paint Effects Tutorial & Mini Album Sneek Peek

Several folks have asked me to do more tutorials on some of the techniques I use in my crafting. 

I posted this video on my YouTube channel demonstrating how you can create crackled paint effects using all purpose glue and acrylic paints. 

One demonstration creating large cracks and one demonstration of creating fine cracks and lines. 

I also used the opportunity to give everyone a sneak peek at my latest mini album titled, "God's Beautiful Promise". I used Bo Bunny Gabriella Paper Collection throughout this album.



Friday, August 5, 2011

Happy Blues

I bought this small (1 yard) remnant piece of material to make some of my fabric flowers with and use on a french style name banner project that has these colors.

 Little did I know just how pretty this piece is with its blue toile pattern. It was rolled very small and taped up when I bought it, so I really didn't see the pattern, it was the color and texture I liked.
I really love the detail of each panel.  This one is of a man and woman walking in the countryside.   The flourishes and flowers that surround each panel is so beautiful.

This panel has a young girl sitting in a garden stringing flowers, while in the background another girl is picking the flowers and putting them in her apron.  Again, the picture is surrounded with different flowers and flourishes.

The materials has printed on the edge French Floral Toile by Daisy Kingdom.  Oh, I would love to have more of this!

The intent was to us it on a name banner project I am putting together for a client.

There is absolutely, no way I am cutting up this gorgeous fabric to make flowers with it now!  I'll keep you posted on what I end up doing with it.

My other happy blues today was making blueberry jelly (more like syrup).  Bill likes this on his pancakes.

Every year I make up jars of this and pack it in Thanksgiving favor bags I make up for all my guest.  Bill cringes at the thought of me giving this away...even if it is for family and friends.

Have a great weekend,