Monday, December 23, 2013

Scrapbook Layout Zipper-Pocket

Hello Everyone! I just took my pictures and it's almost 9 o'clock at night so they're a little dark, but I couldn't wait to share. This was a very fun project. I've seen zippers used in other types of arts and crafts and pockets for tags and photos in scrapbooks, so why not combine the two. Fun part; the zipper actually works.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Scrapbook Layout

My first scrapbook layout. I love this picture of my daughter and decided to do something special with it. I didn't have paper to bring the purplish-pink paper and blue together so I mixed up some paint and painted the flowers and stripe. Of course there are a couple of things that didn't go quite as planned, but I'm happy with it.

Altered Scrapbook Paper

 If you cannot find scrapbook paper that you want and are in a bind to get any new paper, alter what you already have with some paint, markers or ink. I wanted a specific color scheme for this layout and all I had available in those colors was plain textured paper and printed monochromatic paper. To bring the two colors together I decided to mix some paint to match the textured paper and use it on some of the designs of the other. It doesn't have to be perfectly in the lines. In fact I think it looks better if it's not perfect. 

So now I have my own customized paper that has been hand painted and it only took me 10 minutes to do it.

My daughter decided to alter her paper too to put in a colorful mini album she's working on. She used markers.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Handmade Flowers

Handmade lace, ribbon and cheesecloth flowers and other embellishments to use in craft projects such as... 
  • mini albums 
  • scrapbooks 
  • art journals
  • altered frames and boxes 
  • mixed media collages 
  • hair accessories 
  • prom and wedding arrangements
  ...and just about anything else.

I love making my own flowers, especially flowers that are just plain cute. I've included links below to some of the best flower making tutorials I've found on the web. My favorite flowers and projects have come from Jennings644.
Happy flower making!

Video Tutorials: Making Flowers
Shabby Beautiful 
(Lace Flower with wire running stitch)

(Lace Flower with wire straight through hem)

(Lace Flower - sew running stitch)

(Paper Rose)

(Paper Rose)

(Cheesecloth Flower - hot glue)

Thank you ladies for sharing what you know :)

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Money Saving Tips and Ideas for Crafters

You've got to check out these money saving tips for crafters. I believe the woman that does the video series is named Gina and I absolutely love her for sharing what she has learned and come up with. She has a ton of videos that take you through tip after tip. Check out her videos and her personal projects. Thank you Gina!