Saturday, December 20, 2014

Berry Best Designs Doll Swap

I would like to say thank you to Ruby, Laura, Laurie, Donna, Pat, Eileen and Maura
for being part of my Julie Nutting Doll Swaps.  
Everyone did such a awesome job on the Holiday Theme,
can't wait to see January's Travel theme.


The ornaments were my thank you to each of the ladies for joining my doll swap and to wish each of them a Very Merry Christmas.

Friday, December 19, 2014

G45 The Night Before Christmas

For a Secret Santa Swap I recently participated in I decided to make my present
a 4" x 4" mini book I made with Bazzell's Black Chipboard and
 Graphic 45's new "Twas the Night Before Christmas Papers".
Within the book I told this classic story by fussy cutting the pictures and
words from the pages to get exactly what I wanted.
Pages 1 and 2
Pages 3 and 4 
Pages 5 and 6
Pages7 and 8
Pages 9 and 10
pages 9 and 10 (tags below)

back cover
    I hope you enjoy the peek at my book.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Paint and Sip Party

  I recently attended a Holiday Party the Scrapbooking Diva's put on at 
Paint and Sip in Latham, NY.  What a great idea for a party.  For 2 hours we sat
and sipped and painted  our masterpiece's. Theme for the our party was
Below are the results of our fun night.

This is the 13 masterpieces we created 

         From this to                                                                                                                            this
started with a blank canvas
my finished Snowman

then outlined our snowman

Doris (on left) , Colleen Thorn (standing)
Sue Black (sitting)

Group Photo

Snowmen cookies Chris had made for the special occasion... 

I want to thank Chris  for hosting this fun night, I loved all the creativity everyone put
into there masterpiece.  I am looking forward to doing this again.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014 Snowstorm

Do you want to build a snowman ... 
My upstairs neighbors Kaila and Adam did.  
They said the snow was perfect for making him.
He was awesome approximately 6' tall.


Friday, September 19, 2014

Halloween Banner

Everyone that knows me knows how much I love Halloween, so when I was asked to make a Halloween Banner how could I refuse.  Here is what I did ...

Finished Banner 
Close ups of the banner.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Graphic 45 By the Sea Paper Collection

I was asked to make a book using Graphic 45 By The Sea Paper Collection,
Having made my book,  I was then asked if  I would teach a class on how I made it.

To make the base of the book I used 8 pieces of  8" x 8"  Bazzell Black Medium Weight Chipboard, 3 pieces of black card stock cut to 8" x 12" and 1 roll of 1/2" scor-tape. I cut one of the 8" x 8" chipboard pieces to 3" x 8".  The spine of the book is made with the accordion fold method, using the 3" x 8" chipboard piece and 1 piece of the 8" x 12" card stock scored every 1/2".  To give the cover a unique look I cut the first 3 chipboard pages  to graduated widths each  1" shorter, the front cover being the shortest. I then finished building the book with the rest of the chipboard and card stock.
Once the base of the book was finished I used the 12" x 12"  G45 papers and covered the pages. I embellished the book using the 8" x 8" papers fussy cutting different parts of the papers and layering to give it a dimensional feeling.  I also embellished with shells, charms, cording, netting and what ever else I could find that went along with the theme of the book.  I also used Tim Holt's recipe for faux sand in the book. 

I used Rangers Inkessentials Glue and Seal on the front cover and all the embellishments in the book to protect them.  This gives it a coating so your paper embellishments won't rip when flipping through you book.

I hope you have enjoyed viewing this post, if you have any questions, please contact me for further information.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Kaila and my Craft day

My niece Kaila wanted to spend the day crafting with me.
She wanted to make a page for her moms friends baby
So with my help this is what we made.

We used my Brother Cut N Scan machine to cut out the word BABY from pink cardstock
and the baby's name CARYS from green cardstock. The bib and bottle were cut from scraps
of the pink, cream  and green cardstock used. 
We then added a floral paper behind the cut out letters and a 3" strip across the center of the layout, and glued on some cotton lace and pink ribbon rose trim I had in my stash.
We cut 3 photo mats the first one 4" x 6"  starting with cream cardstock the second 4 1/4" x 6 1/4" from pink cardstock and the third  4 1/2" x 6 1/2" from the green cardstock layering them. 
We then added some pearl bling and we were finished.
We also did another layout for Kaila's little dog CoCo which also came out really cute but
I forgot to take a picture of it.  Thanks KK for a fun day.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Carols Bear

A very dear friend of mine was finishing the hand sewing on her miniature bear 
at a group we belong to called Nimble Fingers. This bear is just the sweetest little thing. 
Winnie of the women that attends our group said the bear needs cloths, Carol (my friend)
looked at me and laughingly and said you can get on that, so I did.  
I found some cotton crochet thread I had and a size 10 crochet hook and set out creating this cute little outfit for her bear..
I love doing things like this, and am honored Carol asked to make her bear clothes.

Thank you Carol

Curiosity shop

Graphic 45 Papers are probably my very favorite paper Line.
When ever I decide to do a project I can count on G45 to inspire me.
This album I did for myself, I am planning on putting some vintage photos
in it,  just haven't found the right ones yet.
This particular line from G45 is the Old Curiosity Shop I love it because it's a bit
steampunk and whimsy mixed together but just the right amount.
The basics of the book are made with Bazzill Black Medium Weight Chipboard,
 I used 4 sheets cut to 6" x 12" this gives me 8 pages.
 I then cut 7 of the 6" x 12" pages in half again so I will now have 14  6" x 6" pages.
You will be working  with 1 6" x'12" and 14 6" x 6" pages.
You also need 1 4" x 6" piece of chipboard for the spine. And 4 sheets of black cardstock.
I used the according fold binding on both the right and left side of the book. 
Once I have the binding finished on my book I can then start to work on the pages.
I choose to do both the right side and left side of the base papers alike coordinating the
embellishments from page to page.

As the book opens you will have 4 6"x6" pages to cover and embellish,
2 on the right 2 on the left.
 I did the outer right and left pages with the same papers, and coordinated different papers
for the right and left inner pages.

I used lace, flowers and all kinds of miscellaneous trinkets I had in my stash to embellish the pages as I went along.
 This is my very favorite page in the book it is the back page the 6" x 12" page.  I had the small

wooden box in the center from some wooden embellishments that came in it. (I think they were  from Prima). There are lots of trinkets, charms and laces in the shadowbox some are from Tim Holtz, some are Refelections and Prima.  Most of the flowers I think are Prima's flowers.

Charms hanging on both spine sides.

close up of cover
close up of shadow box on inside back cover
I am so pleased with the way this album has turned out, so far I think it's my favorite.
If you have any question about how I put this together please send me a message.
Thank you and I hope you enjoyed viewing it.