Sunday, December 25, 2011


I want to wish everyone a safe and blessed Merry Christmas. Remember Jesus is the reason for the season.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A few more pages.

It's been a long ten days since I posted last so I wanted to post a few more pages of my Fall mini.  I finally completed all of the pages but haven't taken pictures yet. 

My DH has been in the hospital for the last 8 days and we still have a couple more to go.  He is supposed to get out on Fri. and hopefully he will.  His surgery went well but he has had some sever swelling on his left leg. 

Well on to the mini.
This is page 4.  It has the pull up photo mat from page 3.  It also has a double slider and a tag behind an acetate circle above the sunflower. 
The pull-up photo mat.

The double slider and the pull out mat for a photo and journaling.  The sunflower is made with the Bo Bunny Forever Fall paper and McGill punches, the flourishes behind the flower are Kaiser Craft wooden flourishes, the double slider is hidden behind a chipboard piece from the collection.

Page 5.
This is a pocket page with tickets inside a small box behind the noteworthy tag from the collection.
The tickets are made with Memory Box Stamps and Dies. Love these!
The back side of each Index Card and Blank Ticket are covered with paper from the Bo Bunny collection.  The stamped side has been inked with TH Distress inks, Broken China, Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Peeled Paint and Fired Brick; then sprayed with Glimmer Mists, Gold and Dragonfly (love this color).  The pocket to hold the cards is made from cardstock and is 1/8 " deep.

Page 6.

This page has a pop-up box that is held shut with the TH clip at the top.  The clip is painted green with a touch of brown and the leaves are glued on with a hot glue gun.  The leaves on the sides of the box are TH Tattered Leaves embossed with the TH Cracked Texture folder, inked with Peeled Paint, Wild Honey, Fired Brick, then sprayed with Olive Vine, Peach Delight and Candy Apple Red Glimmer Mists. 
This shows the box open, there are three photo mats with leaves attached and the backs have journaling lines on them.  The element on the front is a layered chipboard piece from the collection.

Well, I am going to wish everyone a safe and
as I probably will not get another post done before Christmas.
Peace and Hugs,

Sunday, December 11, 2011

I'm baaaack for a short post

Well as usual things have been crazy around here.  We are in the last days before my husband goes to have both knees replaced.  He goes in on Tuesday for the surgery, so this last week has been getting everything ready for that.  Doctors appointments, hospital pre-op, lab work, x-rays, etc.  Tomorrow we go to the doctor for a final visit before the surgery.

In between getting him ready for surgery and the house ready for after surgery,  I have been working on a mini album using the Bo Bunny Forever Fall collection of papers and embellishments.  I am posting some of the pages tonight and will try to post some later this week.  I hope to be home some while he is in the hospital (3-5 days) but will have to wait and see.  I have two pages in this album that are not complete, I ordered a stamp to finish a tag and I need to make one more small sunflower for the back cover.

This is the front cover.  The sunflowers are made with McGill flower punches, the leaves are from Michaels, the peacock feather is a real feather, there is a tag behind the photo mat for more photos and journaling. The pumpkin border is an EK Success punch, the letters are some from my stash and the glitter is some I mixed from several colors trying to get something close to the feather color.

This is page 2.  The leaves, wheat, acorns and branches are from the TH Autumn Gathering Sizzlits die.  The sunflower and dragonflies are the stamps from the Forever Fall collection. The sunflower is colored with watercolor pencils, then I used Glimmer Mist in Sun Sisters and Gold on it.  The dragonflies are stamped with Versamark then embossed with Ranger Antiquities embossing powder.  The photo mats are embossed with the Cuttlebug Pumpkin Patch folder then colored with Wild Honey and Peeled Paint distress inks.

This is page 3.  This page has a pull-up photo mat and a waterfall pull for 3 pictures and journaling.
The pull-up photo mat is done on SU Chocolate Chip cardstock using  a Crafter's Workshop template Maple Leaves and sprayed with Gold Glimmer Mist.  The leaf is a Petaloo Color Me Leaf sprayed with Sugar Maple Glimmer Mist and a brad from the Bo Bunny collection added.

The stamp by the pumpkin "So Thankful for You" is an Inkadinkado stamp from Thankful for Everything. The stamps on the waterfall are TPC stamps from the Falling Leaves set.  The two dragonflies on the page are colored with Versamark pen then Perfect Pearls Bronze and Blue Patina added.  All of the cardstock in this mini is from SU, turquoise, chocolate chip, pumpkin pie and kraft.

The pumpkin album is from Life on the {Scrap} beach .  I did all of the album according to Katherine's UStream videos.

Well, I think I will call it a night.  I hope everyone has had a good weekend and has a great week ahead.