Sunday, March 26, 2017

How To Turn Envelopes Into A Romantic Inspired Album

Hello Everyone!

Wow, nothing like letting life
take control.
In my last post, I had intended 
to share a project I had recently created, 
but did not get it posted
as I intended.

So finally here it is.....
A Romantic Envelope Album

I had watched a video by the uber talented
Marta Lapkowska
on how to create journals
with just about anything , 
and in any style.
One, just happened to be 
created with envelopes.

So I put several sizes of these
envelope journals together
and chose to use one as a romantic album.

For the cover, I used a cereal box.

In creating the pages, I left some of the envelope 
openings in tact, using them to tuck away tags, with charm dangles that coordinated with the page.

I added handmade embellishments,
including flowers & cabochon topped paper clips 
throughout the album, I also added tags & tag sleeves,
and used seam binding for the closure.

Front Cover Details

Back Cover Details

This was a gift made for someone 
that is very special to me, 
so a lot of my heart was in the details.

Really a fairly easy project to create, and did I mention I had never created ANY journal or album like this before?

Hope you enjoy.

Stay tuned, as I have finally learned
the basics of my webcam, and I am planning to do
a video, step by step, on how to create 
an album/journal with envelopes.

Until next time,
Crafty Blessings!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Head Over To Chattering Robin's & Find AMAZING Projects That Will Inspire You

Hello Everyone!
Wanted to share 
a couple of links with you today.

First, for some FANTASTIC 
paper crafting inspiration,
head on over to the Chattering Robin's blog.

Next, for EXCLUSIVE 
paper & card stock, embellishments
visit The Robin's Nest 
online store.

Check back tomorrow,
when I will be sharing 
photo's and brief
tutorial, of how I created
a keepsake album
with a cereal box for the cover.

  Until then....
Crafty Blessings!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Being Crafty Comes In Many Forms

Happy Blessed Sunday!

No matter what may be
going on in your life,
today is a blessing
because it is a day 
to have been blessed with.

Last night, as I combed 
through many phone pics,
captured at our youngest nieces
1st birthday party,
I was reminded of just 
how blessed my life truly is.

The love of family, is one
of life's greatest blessings.

I was also reminded
at how busy I have been
these last two weeks,
getting prepped & celebrating
my family.

Being crafty comes in many forms,
even in cake baking and decorating.
I was blessed to be with a couple of
our older nieces, as they wanted
to surprised their mom, with her
favorite cake, at her surprise 
anniversary party.

This is what we created together,

I had also made an 11x14 mixed media canvas
as a present to my sister & brother in law
featuring the phrase
"All Because Two People
Fell In Love"

For our festivities for our 
youngest niece yesterday
I created a couple of cards
and was blessed with the honor 
of making her birthday smash cake.
All themed Minnie Mouse

So, there is just some of the craftiness
I had been busy with these last couple of weeks.

Thanks for stopping by,
please visit again soon.

And until the next time
Crafty Blessings!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

How To Create A DELIGHTFUL Easter Themed Treat Cone-A Robin's Nest Exclusive

Hello Everyone,
welcome to INSPIRE.

Are you looking for a fun way 
to present a youngster 
with some Easter goodies? 

Then head on over to the 
Chattering Robin's blog 
and see the details on
 how I created this DELIGHTFUL cone, 
sure to bring delight to any youngster.

And while you are there
 be sure to check 
ALL the great projects 
created by the talented 
Robin's Nest Design Team.

Just follow these links:

Thanks so much for visiting.

Until next time,
Crafty Blessings!