Tuesday, January 27, 2015

My Poor Neglected Blog!

I know that it has been a while since I've posted, but I will try to do better!  I'm still not sure how all those people who blog and FB and Instagram etc every day manage to have a life, but I'll try to find some sort of balance that includes my blog.

So what's been happening?  Well lots and not much. I had several classes in October, November and December that were fun, but took up a bunch of time!

Here are some of of the projects I created over the last few weeks of 2014:

Altered Projects

O Christmas Tree!

Christmas Tree from a wood tree 
by SaCrafters and the G45
Twas the Night Before Christmas 
paper collection.

I collected the miniatures over the
last few years at various locations.

When I make boxes or other altered items
I nearly always include a mini album.
This project was no exception. This 
was one small mini that fit in the bottom of
the tree. 

As you can see below, the mini opens up 
to multiple pages, including some that
you can put tiny pictures on!

 Santa's Sleigh

This is again a wood base from 
SaCrafters that I used the G45
Twas the Night Before Christmas
paper collection to decorate. 

The white ball trim is from
Melissa Francis and the gold
trim was purchsed at Handcock 


This is a 2 page, 12"x12"Halloween Scene 
combining some Carta Bella paper with 
some Paper House 3-D stickers and some
Scan N Cut elements! As usual the class 
consisted of  a total of 6 pages.

I was into scenes, so here is my lead
Christmas page for our XMas layout 
class. I used the green rectangle spaces at 
the top to put a couple of family portrait 
style pictures. We made 6 pages plus a 
special project.

Mini Album

My mother-in-law lost her wedding album 
 during Hurricane Katrina. I was able to scan 
the pictures, but restoring the very damaged 
pictures took a long time. I was finally able 
to give her back a smaller version of her book, 
complete with pictures and part of the guest 
book, just recently. This is just the front cover.


For some reason, I seem to have forgotten to 
take a picture of the Christmas/Holiday cards, 
except for this one. It's 100% made from die cuts! 

This is a pop up card I designed for 
one of my friends to use as an 
invitation to a frozen style party.


This I made for a tag swap with 
a lady in Australia. We had to use 
certain colors and items!

The Start of 2015!


Crafting Erica said...

I must say I'm loving the start of 2015!!!!! Our little group is going to have the coolest planners out there. Your design is absolutely amazing!!! I'm loving it!!!
Love ya!