Saturday, March 29

Random Craftyness

Is Cratyness a word?   Maybe it’s craftiness.    Oh yes….  That is!

I made a couple of RAK’s which I enjoy doing randomly.   It’s nice to occasionally cheer a person’s day; whether it’s their Birthday, or their un-birthday.   Either way… It’s fun!    Everyone wants a little joy in their life.

These exploding card boxes seem to be the big thing right now.






Just a fun spring flowery card.






And of course a special birthday!





Products used:   Silhouette Cameo, CTMH: Sunset, Orange, Chocolate. Cosmo Cricket. My Minds Eye. SU watercolor crayons. Buttons. Twine. Rhinestones. Echo Park: Sweet Girl. Doily. Tim Holtz distress ink: Vintage photo. Diamond glaze. Circle punch. Old sewing tool. SU – Yippee Skippee, Happy Watercolor.  My Favorite Things: Blissful Butterflies. Liquid Appliqué.


Have you done a Random Act of Kindness today?


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Thursday, March 27

Not Your Typical Baby Mini

Don’t get me wrong.  I like pink.  I like all shades of pink and believe me there are a lot of pinks out there. 

My cousin’s daughter had a baby a few weeks ago.  I made this cute little baby album for her new little daughter Gracee.   I didn’t use the typical baby colors, but I did make it girly. Now that she received the gift in the mail, it is safe to share.






Aren’t the colors fun?    I know!  There are a lot of pictures but I really want you to see it all.





There are many places to add pictures and journaling to remember the special moments.





I used stickers, buttons, twine, washi tape etc…..  I like to use Tim Holtz Distress Ink – vintage photo to distress all of the edges.  I think it gives it a finished look.





Here are instructions on how I did it….

Paper Bag Scrapbook 6x6

You will use 4 #8 brown paper bags. Lay one down, turn the next in the opposite direction, until you have all four stacked. Sew a seam down the center. Fold in half and punch 3-5 holes. I use my Cropadile.

Staple down the inside flaps.

Cut the following sizes of CS (Cardstock) and B&T paper (background and texture).

4 – 5”x 5 1/2” CS

4 –X Large CS circle punches.

4 X Large B&T Circle Punches.

12 – 5 1/2” x 5 1/2 “ B&T

4 5 1/2 “ x 3 1/2 “ B&T

4 5” x 3” CS

I like to ink the outside edges of all of my B&T paper and CS with a coordinating color, or with Tim Holtz Distress ink (Vintage Photo).

You will need several colors of coordinating ribbon. Cut several 5” strips of various colors. Tie these on the spine of the scrapbook. ( I add mine after the rest of the book is finished so that is lies flat while working on it) Cut 4- 2” strips of ribbon. These will be to attached to the 5” x 3” pieces of cs. These pieces will go in the inside flaps of bags (great for journaling or small photos).

Glue a 5 1/2” x 5 1/2 “ piece of B&T paper on each flat page including Front and Back.

Glue a 5 1/2 “ x 3 1/2” piece on outside of each flap. Glue a Large Circle CS on each 5x 5 1/2 “ CS. Stagger these so that they will look like tabs inside the book. Glue a large B&T Circle on each Large Circle. These will be inserted into each bag opening (front and back can be decorated.

Embellish and attach photos and journaling as desired.

Extras – Ribbons, buttons, staples, chipboard, stickers as desired. The paper kit I used is: Echo Park - Sweet Girl Collection





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Monday, March 24

M4H P52: 11/52, 12/52

I am a cheater this week.   I tried to think of a pattern for week 11.  Every time I found something I didn’t have my camera bag with me.    Then week 12 came and the theme was blue.  

I was looking out my window Saturday morning and was hoping to see a beautiful Spring day.    As I was peeking through the blinds I thought; what a perfect pattern.    I grabbed my phone and snapped a shot.   And guess what?  The beautiful clear blue sunny sky was showing through in all of it’s glory.  

The whole purpose of doing this challenge is to get me out and about with my camera and to be creative.   It seems I have too many other priorities.   We’ll see how the rest of the year goes.   Wish me luck!

Week 11 – Patterns

Week 12 – Blue



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Wednesday, March 12

M4H P52: 10/52

I’m a few days behind.   I had a busy week and I had a hard time figuring out what to photograph that is considered soft.   I was sitting at my desk at work and noticed that my African Violet is blooming.    The leaves and flower remind me of velvet.  They are so delicate and fuzzy; Oh and it gives me a soft warm feeling inside to view such beauty.

This picture was taken with my phone camera.

This weeks word:   SOFT.




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Saturday, March 8

Story of My Life

It has been awhile since I’ve created a digital scrapbook page. I love the creative process.

This is just a tiny bit of my story.

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Products used:   PSE12, Instagram, Various fonts, Sweet Shoppe.


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Monday, March 3

Where is Spring

Mother Nature surprised us with a couple of really nice 60* days last week; then the rain came back.    I know. I know!   We need the moisture, and I am thankful for it.    When the sun comes out and warms up the air, I want to dig in the dirt and walk barefoot in the grass.  That won’t be happening for a few more weeks so I’ll settle for a few walks in between rain storms when the sun pokes out.

Here are a few more pictures that I took while on my walk along Indian Creek.   As you can see,   there is a tiny bit of green peeking through amongst the dead.

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A roll of old barbed wire.


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Here is my before picture from my Color blind post.

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I love Idaho.  It has so many beautiful qualities about it, and they’re only a few steps from my front door.


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