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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day


Happy Father's Day to all Dads out there!  Today I am posting pictures of a Father’s Day mini album that I created for my LSS.  The album makes a neat little gift for any Dad and combines products from Bo Bunny, 7 Gypsies, and Tim Holtz.  I just love Bo Bunny’s Mamarazzi line -- having three men in my house, I have used this blue and brown collection multiple times.  The album’s chipboard style and kraft color were incorporated with a few embellishments from Tim Holtz.   I never mind using ribbon and flowers on masculine pages...I think they add texture and interest and don’t always have to look feminine.  What is your favorite masculine paper line?







Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Echo Park and some new projects


I recently discovered that Echo Park is having a monthly Fresh Face Design Team Call so I wanted to post a few recent projects I created using their adorable paper lines.  As I posted on May 30th, Echo Park has clean, colorful paper and embellishments that are fun and work well with so many themes.  For the first two projects below, I used the For the Record line, and for the page layout, I used Be Mine.  Thanks for checking them out...and check out Echo Park too!
  • “For the Record, I Miss You” Mini Album
Supplies: all pattern paper, stickers - Echo Park; acrylic covers, binding rings - Zutter; cardstock - Bazzill; Flowers - Bazzill, Hero Arts; Brads - Basic Grey;
 kraft envelope - Maya Road; other - ribbon, buttons



  • “Thanks A Bunch” Card
Supplies: all pattern paper, stickers - Echo Park; cardstock - Bazzill; balloon stamp - Unity; ink - VersaFine
  • “Paris” Page Layout
Supplies: all pattern paper, stickers - Echo Park; alpha letters-Thickers; gem flourish - Prima; flowers - Petaloo; ribbon - Maya Road; crown - Making Memories


Thursday, June 9, 2011

Mini Albums are my favorite!


Whenever my LSS gets a new paper line in the store, especially a line that has tons of cute stickers, tags, and other fun embellishments, my mind immediately starts thinking of a cute mini album project.  Minis are my favorite scrapbook project because there are so many possibilities for them.  You can really use your imagination with these cute little keepsakes -- endless themes, pull-outs, pockets, fun ways to bind them together, the creativity goes on and on.  I created the mini above for a designer class contest and used two of my favorite things in the design -- scallop tabs and tons of pockets!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011