Sunday, August 21, 2011

Mini Friends Album

I got together with my local crafty friends this weekend and we each made one of these mini albums. I decided to make mine into a 'Friends' album and for the tags to hold pictures of the friends who are dear to me. The pages are 6" x 6." I used patterned paper sandwiched over box board. The pages were bound with ribbon after punching the holes using a Cinch machine.

For the 'Friends' image on the front page, I used a photostamp by The Stampsmith, called Banjo Singers. It can be purchased as a single. Don't they look like they're having fun?

This shows you all the pages of the album; back and front page on the top row, 2nd and 3rd pages on the next row, 4th and 5th pages on the following row and 6th and 7th pages on the last row.
Here's a close up of the 2nd page, I'll be adding add a photo to the frame below and some journalling around the frame.

Here's the 3rd page with space for another photo.

Here's the 4th page with space for another photo.

Here's the 5th page. The pocket holds a tag for another photo and lots of room to journal in the background.

Here's the 6th page. Again, the pocket holds a tag for another photo and lots of room to journal in the background.

Here's the 6th page. Again, the pocket holds a tag for another photo and more room to journal in the background.

This is the back page of the album.

I hope you've enjoyed my album, I know I had a blast making it with my friends and I look forward to filling it with stories and photos.

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Saturday, August 20, 2011


I'd like to share the lovely Ophelia, with you today. She can be purchased as a single in both a tiny and large size from The Stampsmith. I used the tiny size in my project today. She also comes in an in-between size as part of the Shakespeare Heroines - Ophelia and Friends plate. I've given the dimensions below:

1.25" wide x 1.75" high

2.25" wide x 3.5" high

3.75" wide x 4/5" high

I haven't done any of the Mojo Monday sketches in quite a while, but we're having our monthly crafty night tonight with my local group of crafty friends and our swap theme is to make a card that would fit any challenge out there. So, I chose to use the current sketch challenge below.
I'll have a fun project to share with you soon that we're making tonight. That's if I get it done tonight...sometimes with the larger projects I tend to fiddle with them for a while before I post them. Anyway, please stay tuned...

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Monday, August 15, 2011

TSC20: Sketch Challenge

We thought we'd change things up a bit this time, so our current challenge over at The Stampsmith Challenge is a Sketch Challenge by Valerie Wilson. We'd love to see you play along, in the fun. Please include at least one Stampsmith image to be eligible to win the random draw. Other stamps are welcome in your project, as well. The winner will be announced on the 1st of September.

So, here's Val's sketch to follow.

The image I used is from Those Were the Days fifties art rubber plate by The Stampsmith. There's some fabulous images in this plate, shown below.
I look forward to seeing all your entries!

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Peaceful Sunset

I have a sympathy card to share with you today. For the main focal image, I used a free, downloadable image from They have lots of beautiful images. I found this one by searching for 'sunset.' As long as you link back to their website, you're free to use them on your non-commercial projects.

This is the inside of the card.
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Monday, August 1, 2011

TSC19: Teal & Yellow Challenge

Over on The Stampsmith Challenge blog, this time around we're challenging you to create something using Teal and Yellow. Since this is the first of the month, the challenge is open to any stamp company, so although we'd love to see your creations using stamps from The Stampsmith, please play along with whatever you have for your chance to win some new stamps from The Stampsmith.

The photostamp of Lucy that I used, is from the Fame #1 stamp sheet by The Stampsmith. The sentiment, "A Lady of Quality" is from the Say it With Flair Sayings stamp sheet, also by The Stampsmith.

The best thing about colour challenges is that everyone has such a different take on it. I hope you decide to play along in the fun and I look forward to seeing what you all come up with!

Thanks for stoppin' by! :)