August 27, 2011


I always do a first day of school page.  Each of the girls have their own 8x8 album that I started on their first day of pre-school up to the current.  When they reach the twelve grade I will give it to them.  My girls are one school year apart so it is always interesting.  I them make a 12x12 page for my own album to keep.  Here is the completed project.  I used for the first time (I have had it for 4 years).  I have never used a sewing machine on a page and I always wanted to do it.  Now I am hooked.  I only did one side but I can see doing it on cards now.  I used the Ek-Success border punch, DCWV cardstock border paper(2x12), sizzix large die "school supplies,  recollection back to school stamp, Colorbok 12x12 paper pack pearlescent

August 14, 2011

My First "Smash It" Book

Distress concord Ink

I saw a great deal of videos on YouTube about Smash It and Junk journal books.  I thought I would try my hand at making one as a gift for a friend of mine who is retiring.  It's a start but it could be better.  I added watercolor paper, stencils, Distress Inks and stains, Glimmer Mists.  The chipboard came from the Micheal's dollar bin,  The paper is a mixture of brazzil, recollections and archivers.  Stamps used were paper trey ink, TPC Studio, hero arts and hot off the press.  I definitely enjoyed making this and can't wait to make more and perfect it.  I definitely will use my bin-it-all next time.  I'm really enjoying the tim holtzs stains and the tattered angels glimmer mists.  I just purchased the claudine hellmuth studio paints.  I will use it on the next junk journal...