Thursday, April 30, 2015

It's a Princess Gatefold Album ***Dusty Attic***

This is a Dusty Attic Design Team project for me. It's a Pink Baby Princess kind of day!! I created a mini Gatefold album for a pretty baby princess, who will join us in July/August!! There is lots of room inside for journaling and photos. I wanted the outside cover to take center stage, so what is more fitting than a pink wrought iron gate to enter the world of quips, quotes and photos!! I was inspired to create this mini from a video by the very talented Ginger Ropp aka My  Sisters Scrapper (aka, my mini album hero!!). I used her basic, very easy to follow videos for the base of my mini, then went on a Dusty Attic decorating spree!! CLICK HERE for part 1 of the video.

I painted the gate with Dusty in Colour in Dusty Pink and what a beautiful pink it is. Once the paint dried, I covered it with Clear Crackle Varnish. Wrought iron never looked soooo good!! I colored seam binding, strung it through part of the gates and that is my closure. Just tie it in a pretty bow.

 For the spine of the album, I used 2 of the pieces in the Wrought Iron Design set and used the same paint technique as in the gate.I added a button to the middle just for visual color contrast.

The back piece also came from the Wrought Iron Design Set and was colored in the same way as the other pieces.

On the first page upon opening the album, there is an illustration of a tree. I painted the Mini butterflies in different colors to match the papers in the album. All of the colors I used are listed at the end of this post. The Dusty Attic paints are luscious and thick and you only need one coat. I added 2 coats for texture. Each page has a pullout tag to tuck in memories of photos and journaling. I added buttons to the fold of the tags. On the inside of each fold is a waterfall feature that can hold more journaling and photos.

Here are the 6 pages pull out tags. Plenty of room for larger photos.

 On either side of the inside covers, I have created a waterfall feature for photos or journaling.

Here is a closeup of the little butterflies.

 I tucked some of the Dusty In bloom leaves into my flower sprays. The color is simply perfect!

 This is view of the bottom of the album just to show how many pages, and just how chunky this mini will become.

Dusty Attic Products Used:

Dusty In Color Water Based Acrylic Paints:

Dusty Pink

Jungle Green


Clear Crackle Varnish

Dusty In Bloom Leaves
Stay tuned for the MAY MOOD BOARD CHALLENGE for a chance to win a fabulous prize!!
 Thank you for joining me today and letting me share my special pretty in pink project!!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Vertical Pocket Mini Album featuring BoBunny Filagree Silver Foil and Carnival

 There are 3 artists I channel when I am creating a mini album. Ginger Ropp (my Sisters Scrapper), Laura Dennison (Following The Paper Trail) and Kathy Orta Files (Paper Phenomenon). All 3 use BoBunny Collections beautifully. So today I am showing you a mini album I designed myself without using a pattern. Just ideas taken from these 3 fabulous artists!! I used the new Carnival Collection along with the new Filagree Foil rub-ons from BoBunny. Carnival is perfect for displaying the photos from the circus, carnivals, festivals and Magic shows.This project is reminiscent of my very first mini done as a BoBunny designer.

On my cover, everything will appear under the Big Top!! I used a piece from the Carnival chip board.
 I added a closure from my stash. I used the Silver Filagree on the cover of the mini.

I also used the rub-ons on the top of the mini. They rub on so well and smoothly. In my own humble opinion, they are the easiest rub-ons I have ever  used, leaving a gorgeous luster.

This is the mini opened up all of the way. I used the foil rub-ons on the inside as well.

 There are 5 envelope style pockets contained in this album. Inside each sleeve is a pull out tag that can be used for photos and journaling.

  I notched out a semicircle on each sleeve using a circle punch . The buttons sit perfectly inside the notch.

 Here is a  view of the tags pulled out of the sleeves. A BoBunny button was placed on the tops of the tags that can be easily grasped and pulled out.

On the inside of the front cover, I have created a waterfall feature. Plenty of room for more photos. On the top side I used patterned paper.

Flipped up, the underside of the water fall cards I used more solid designed papers.

The bit of silver throughout the mini gives it an extra sparkle. This is a view of the mini once it is unclasped.

Here is a side view of the mini closed. I really enjoyed the patterns and design of the Carnival collection.

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper:State Fair, Calliope, Cotton Candy/ Carnival
6x6 Paper Pad: Carnival
Buttons: Carnival
layered Chipboard: Carnival
Foil Rub-On: Filagree Silver
Stamp Stickers: Carnival

Other Supplies:
Black Card stock The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby)
HopScotchCraftSupply: Bronze Hinge Lock Latch Jewelry Box
ATG Gun 

Monday, April 20, 2015

BoBunny & 3L Blog Hop "Squash Book"

If you hopped from the BoBunny Blog, then you are in the right place!!
I was browsing Pinterest to see if anything would spark my creativity and there it was. A Squash Book. A WHAT??? Never heard of them before. The more I looked at them, the more I wanted to create one. I have the wonderful Bo Bunny pocket Journaling Cards and thought all of the squares and triangles would be perfect to use in a Squash Book. I was right. And the size was perfect!! What better way to use a few of my favorite adhesives by 3L.There is an adhesive for just about every project.
 For the cover, I popped up the top layer using Dodz Permanent Adhesive Medium in black. The squares come in different sizes and they also come in white color.

This is a view of the squash book from the opening side. To tie my book together, I used some seam binding in a neutral color.

This is a view of the book opened up flat. For the base, I used the Family Record/Heritage paper. You can see I used some of the pocket squares on the non folded sections of the squash book. The parts that fold, I cut the pocket squares on the diagonal before adhering them to the book using EZ Runner permanent strips adhesive roller.I punched out some little flowers and adhered them to the pocket squares using EZ Dots repositional dots. They are small but very strong.

This is a view of the backside of the book. I love the Bo Bunny design the paper. The non folded sections can be used to adhere photos.

This is a view from the top of the squash being folded up.It folds up like a crazy accordion origami style.

This is just another angle to show how the book folds open.Either side of the photo show the front and back cover.

This is a view of the front opening.When opened, you get the view of the pocket squares.

This is a closeup of the cover. I have used Bobunny blooms and actually used the green flower, took apart the layers and created the green leaves. I adhered the flowers using the 3 D Foam squares in white.

 Thank your for joining us today for the BoBunny / 3L Scrapbook adhesives Blog hop!!! Check it out tomorrow on the BoBunny blog for more fun inspiration and ways to use the wonderful 3L adhesives!!! Stay with us all week along!!
Hop day #1
Hop day #2

BoBunny Products used:
Patterned Paper: Family Record/Heritage
6x6 Paper Pad: Heritage
Blossoms: Harvest Orange Daisy/Clover Daisy
Misc.Me: Heritage Pocket Squares/Journaling Cards
Chipboard: Heritage

Scrapbook Adhesives 3L Products used:
Dodz Permanent Adhesive Medium
3D Foam Squares Black
EZ Runner permanent strips
EZ Dots repositional dots

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Lindys Stamp Gang ***Girls Just Want To Have Fun***....yes we do!!!

 Good day to my wonderful Lindys Lovers!! I want to share a mixed media layout with you today.
I wanted to go all out pink with a touch of gold. I found this gorgeous picture of a cake on Pinterest, fell in love with the flowers on the cake, but then wanted to do the color combo. No matter what color palette you find, Lindy's Stamp Gang is sure to have the colors to match and meet your needs. I found my colors to do this layout.

I started my layout in the usual way. Mounting a piece of background paper on corrugated cardboard for support. I cut up squares of patterned paper and adhered them to the background. Then I brushed Liquitex gesso over the entire layout and let it dry. Over that I  used a Prima Chickenwire mask with Golden Light modeling paste and let it dry completely. I sprayed the layout with water in a couple of places then sprayed over the background using 3 different colors. Raspberry Lemonade Flat Fabio Spray, Alpine Ice Rose Starburst Spray and Bayou Boogie Gold Starburst Spray. I did spray on a bit of Sea Grass Green Starburst Spray, but I must have covered it with my embellishments. I wanted to bring out the leaves in the flowers. There is a bit peeking out. Very subtle.

I have these wonderful pink flowers that I enhanced with Lindys Spray. Alpine Ice Rose is a gorgeous color with an underlying hint of gold. A beautiful shimmery gold. I wish I could capture its beauty in these photos. I did a little stamping on the background once all of my embellies and photo were placed. 

This is a closeup of the little resin frame I found at Joanns Fabrics. You get 2 in the pack for $1.50. They were white and I dry brushed a bit of gesso on them to create a base for my spray. I used the Bayou Boogie  Gold on it when the gesso was dry. When it dried,, I gave it a second coat of spray. I let it settle in the crevices to create a gilded look.You could get the same effect with Lindys embossing powder.

The photo is kind of special.You will see this photo in the near future. (wink) In the photo are 2 of Tracey Plakinger's daughters (Lindys owner) and the other 3 are daughters of Lindys wonderful employees Wendy and Kim. I fell in love with this photo and got permission from Tracey to use it. It was the inspiration for my title on this page.
I mounted the photo on corrugated cardboard and to give it height, I popped it up from the background using bits of corrugated cardboard underneath. I tucked the other frame up in the corner. The edges were rubbed with gesso, then used the Bayou Boogie Gold and Alpine Ice Rose over the edge when the gesso dried.

This is a closeup of the masking and you can see some of the shimmer the Alpine Ice Rose leaves behind. It really is a gorgeous color and one of my favorite  in my ever growing  stash of Lindys Colors. I just love how the gold settled in the crevices of the molding paste. When you spray it on, tip your project back and forth to get the spray to settle in different spots.

I added some stamping and a few pearls to my background and called it DONE... Thank you for joining me today. I hope you will go check out the April Color Challenge and enter for a chance to win. The palette is beautiful!!!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Mini Album featuring the BoBunny Forever Young Collection

 If you love the bright colors of summer that remind you of carefree fun and sherbert!!! Then this collection is for you!! BoBunny's Forever Young Collection is fun and funky!! I love to create mini albums, and while playing around with Sizzix Movers & Shapers L Die - Pocket Envelope, I had, an idea came to me. Incorporate it with a Sizzix Movers & Shapers Die - Tag & Tie that fit inside a pocket envelope perfectly, and pair it with the gorgeous colors and patterns of Forever Young, and a Star was born. 5 pockets = 5 pages, 5 tags. Plenty of room for photo's and journaling.

 Here is a closeup of the cover. I used the Pearlescents in Blush to create the pearls around the frame. The flowers are all BoBunny Blossoms in 3 different colors. Love them!!

I have a thing for ribbon. I picked out all of the  colors I could find matching the colors in the papers. I have a pretty good collection. I simply tied them to the book rings that bind the mini. BoBunny has quite the choice of Carded Ribbon colors as well.

This is what the pockets look like from the opening. Each pocket opening is actually the bottom of the pocket envelope. I just slid a tag in each pocket. 

I die cut extra hole rienforcers from the tag die, and used them to reinforce the holes I created with a Cropadile on the flaps of the pocket envelope. This part would be the flap that covers the envelope, but I left it out to use as the binding space. I placed a reinforcer on the fronts and backs of each page.

The next few photos are some of the pages of the insides of the mini. I left room for journaling and photos on each page.

 Here are a couple of photos of the tags. I covered both the front and backs. I used a different pattern from the 6x6 paper pad for each of the tags. I also used the stamps on a few places.

This is the back of the mini. I punched little flowers out from the fruit patterns on the paper and layered each color to get the different colored flowers. I actually cut the Forever Young sign from the throwaway strip of paper at the top of the 12x12 paper. I backed it with a piece of black card stock.

Here is a closeup of the back. I used the Pearlescents to create the little pearls around the entire back.I cut apart the flags banner from a larger piece in the Noteworthy collection. 

Just another closer view of the flowers.

Thank you for joining me today. I hope you will be inspired to create using Forever Young.

BoBunny Products Used:
Patterned paper:Blue Skies/Forever Young
6x6 Paper Pad: Forever Young
NoteWorthy" Forever Young
Layered Chipboard: Forever Young
Double Dot Paper:Tangerine
Ink Pad: Licorice
Pearlescents: Blush
Blossoms: Clover Daisy,Harvest Orange Daisy, Daisy Blush
Stamp: Captured
Double Dot: Natural Necessities Collection Pack