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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Altered Journal Swap

My craft group Swap Your Heart Out recently had a "one on one" Altered Journal Swap.  We each made one altered Journal and traded with another member.  They were all amazing.
I get inspired every time we are together…
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Sunday, August 30, 2015

I'm Back!!!

Im sorry it has been so long between posts.  My husband and I decided to downsize and purchased a small ranch style home in December.  For the last 8 month we have been remodeling and are finally finished with the inside.  My craft room is unpacked and I'm excited to start crafting again.  Here is a video of the remodel if you are interested.

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Saturday, December 6, 2014

2014 Christmas Tags Swap

Here are the Christmas Tags from our annual Christmas tag swap.  I love handmade tags and really love being in a craft group with so many creative ladies.  
Happy Holidays!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Dream Journal

This project was also inspired by a video I saw on youtube. It is called One Sheet Wonder Mini Album.  You can see her tutorial here: Traci Cornelius.  Instead of a mini album I made mine into a Dream Journal for my daughter.  I thought she could write down her hopes, dreams and goals for the next year. I made the journal artistic to match her personality.
For the front cover I added a piece of Card Candy I received from our Swap you heart out 
Card Candy Swap a few months ago.

I added the creative quotes on the paper pack.
 I mixed up the a paper to give it a cheery feeling. There is a little pocket on the front of the middle section for me to write a special note on a tag. 
Inside each pocket is double sided journaling spot. 

I hope Sasha likes it!
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Prayer Journals

I was watching you tube and came across a wonderful teacher.  She did a tutorial on a multi purpose book. It could be used for so many different things.  I made mine into prayer journals.  For a great tutorial on how to make the base check out Elaine's video here: Paper craft Button
For my books I used paper that was not my favorite design.  I stamped Life is Fragile stamp and layered it onto card stock and attached to the belly band.  I added simple punched flowers to give it a little color and the inside of the good with the pick flower on top has pink pages inside.  They came together very fast and would make a great gift. 
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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Masculine Card Portfolio

My son Justin wanted to send out a Thank you card to a friend. He said all of my cards were "too Girly" So I made him a little portfolio with 4 cards. I'm very proud he still sends thank you cards…..
 I did an easy pocket cover with a magnetic closure (I love magnets)  Because I was going for masculine I kept the outside from very plane. 
 I stated with a 6x6 card base (Michaels) and added layer of black and designer paper.  
I could not find a masculine Thank you card in my stash so I  used Word and printed off my computer. 
I Put a clip on the inside and added stamps so all he has to do is address and send. 
He has already used two and I'm a very proud mama. 
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Friday, June 27, 2014

Senior Card Kits

This is a simple card I designed for my senior citizen friends to make.  
I put together kits that would be easy enough for them to assemble.

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