Wednesday, August 26, 2015

G45 Project

A little something I'm working on now. I am hoping to have it finished before the 31st for the Graphic 45 Challenge. We're supposed to make a project using our favorite papers between Guilded Lily and Rare Oddities. I can't wait to finish it up. I hope it turned out as amazing as it is in my head!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Large Fairy Journal

Here I have made a large fairy themed journal using a variety of paper collections. My goal was to make this journal feel more authentic, almost like it was real. This was one version of two that I made for a themed Swap with my friend Johanna Clough. I was so excited to be a part of this swap, and I wanted to make sure she liked it! I've done a video where I go into more detail about how I did it, and what I used! I hope you enjoy!

Marie Antoinette Mini Album for Craftyirina

This is a Mini I made for a good friend of mine, Irene. I know how much she loves Marie Antoinette, and so I made the whole book about her. I used Graphic 45's Botanical Tea paper collection and lots of items from my stash. I truly enjoyed putting this together for her! Click the Link for a detailed video and flip through!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Lapbook is a messy process!

I've completed my first lapbook, which I absolutely love! I followed Kathy Orta's December daily tutorial on YouTube. I used Echo Park's Arsenic and Lace (12x12) and Chillingworth's Manor (6x6) Paper collection.I also used a few pages from Momenta Halloween Paper Pack. I used the stickers from the Arsenic and Lace Collection, and a few things from my stash.

I had so much fun with this and I had run out of tape completely after the assembly of the file folders. I couldn't seem to stop once I got started! This was such a fun project, and the feeling of joy once finished is unbelievable! I definitely need to make more. Lol
Tell me what you think!

If you'd like to see a full flip through, here's a video!

Monday, August 3, 2015

One of these things doesn't belong here...

Okay, maybe 2 of these things. This is how I know when my kids have been snooping in my craft area. They leave behind subtle evidence like these mega blocks you see. Or sometimes I will step on a dinosaur as I pull out my chair. They also enjoy the Vanishing Act. 
What is the vanishing act, you ask?
It's when they take something off the desk, something you almost wouldn't miss. Then when you realize what it was it's far too late, they have made the object disappear!
I still haven't found my Portable Etsy Debit/credit Checkout. 

On occasion they like to try the, "I was never here, or was I?" method.
You know where I'm going with this moms.
Everything is exactly as it was when you stepped away, only your child has decided to autograph your craft work with a ballpoint pen!
While you find their work is lovely, and you may even feel a certain appreciation for it- the recipient would probably not feel the same. So, you must start over, or prepare a 'bandage'.

Oh my sweet children. These are the little things in life I so enjoy later. Never a dull moment. I think my boys may be on their way to brilliance! They do know how to leave an impression. ;)