Thursday, June 30, 2016

Vintage Mini Album... Family

Hi everyone, I'm happy to announce that today I am a guest designer for Frilly and Funkie, I'm so honored to have been chosen to do so and to be a part of this challenge. This weeks challenge is hosted by Suzz, the theme is... All in the Family - whether it's your ancestors, a favorite family memory or family outings, create a vintage or shabby chic project reflecting your family.

I thought what better way to create a family project than to create a mini album where I can utilize all of the above and then some. No Frilly today, I went with the Funkie side, this album will be used for journaling and photos, past and present... for family, home, traditions, history, etc. This will be something I will surely treasure for years to come, not to mention  a wonderful treasure to pass down to younger generations.

It's been a while since I've done a grungy vintage project and I can't tell you how much fun I had playing with it. For me, when it comes to vintage I instantly think of Tim Holtz, all of his products are perfect for creating a vintage project. I 've also used some of the Prima rusting pastes by Finnabair for an awesome rusting affect on the ring binder. There is a YouTube video tutorial posted below and it will have a list of all of the supplies needed, most of which you may find over at the Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Quick note: I did pick out 3 prompts from the Artist Prompt Box I made... I got 7 Gypsies, embossing powder and twine. I haven't used anything from 7 Gypsies in a long time, what a great way to pull out things that have been sitting a while and would probably continue to sit if it weren't for these prompts. 

With that said, be sure to stop by Frilly and Funkie for more inspiration and join in on this wonderful challenge.

Enjoy...



7 Gypsies tab dividers, papers and transparencies...
to be decorated as I add photos and journaling.

Rust Paste and Rub N Buff on the ring binder and the name plate

Rubb N Buff on the pen nib... Spanish Copper and Antique Gold
and Tim Holtz distress embossing powder...Walnut Stain


Here's the tutorial...enjoy!


Have a wonderful day!!!


Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Abigail's Baby Album

Hello creative friends, I would love to share with you my latest project...a baby album for niece Stacey and her newborn daughter Abigail. I will only be sharing the outside of the album as there is just way too much on the inside for me to post and I didn't get a chance to do a "project share" video... the album itself is from Heartfelt Creations, I bought all the inserts for it and magnets to keep all of the inserts secure.

For the front/back covers and spine, I used a wide range of flowers, papers, metal embellishments, chipboard, lace, pearls, bling, embossing powders, paint and more. My most favorite part of this album is the book closure...the heart locket and the key behind it which says dream. Lots of love went into this album and I know she will enjoy it for years to come.

Enjoy...




Love this heart locket,
it has a little glass window so you can see what's inside. 




Have a wonderful day!!!


Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Winner!!! Cardz TV "Anything Goes" Blog Hop

Hey there, I'm back with a lucky Winner for the Cardz TV "Anything Goes" blog hop. Thank you for all of the wonderful comments, I sure do hope you all had fun. I randomly picked a winner for the 2 sets of Cardz TV Stamps and the winner is...

"Your card organizer is totally awesome. I have been struggling with that. Thanks for the inspiration. Sorry to see you go, I have enjoyed your past projects. Thanks for the chance to win." (unclaimed)

Yay...congratulations Carol!!! Please send me an email at maria2193@msn.com with your address and the 2 stamp sets you would like to have sent to you.

Thanks again and have a great day!!!


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