Monday, September 22, 2014

Baby Girl Mini Album

Good morning sunshine!
(I'm scheduling this post so I hope it's sunny out there when it goes live)

How are you all?

I'm doing pretty good! 

I have a mini album to show you today! 
Love doing baby girl mini albums...
so pink and cutesy (just like little baby girls)!

Here it is.....

I used a couple of papers from
Graphic 45's  Once upon a Springtime collection.

I love using the alpha beads and wire when I am making one of these albums!

I chose to go with large book rings with this book because I may have gotten carried away with the amount of pages I put in here!
Room for more pictures is always good right?

A close up of the flower cluster below.....

not sure if you can see it but I did glitter the large printed flower.

Below is the inside of the front cover.....

I did a lot of fussy cutting for this album

Each page is an envelope/pocket.
You can see, 
in the next photo,
 that I used a fussy cut piece to keep the flap closed.
I put it on a brad so it will be able to spin for easy opening.

Inside the pockets I added a little folder I made for photos.

That's it! 
I would show more but I'm not sure if 
Mom & Dad will see this mini before this post goes live
and I don't want to spoil the whole surprise!

Have a great week!

Please feel free to leave a comment
I love hearing from everyone!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Halloween card.....

Good morning ladies and gents!

I am playing with 

Can't help myself,
they are so cute and there are so many on one sheet!

Here is the card I made.....

I used a swirl mask and some perfect copper Perfect Pearls Mist on a piece of black cardstock for the background.

Added a scrap of lace on top of my tag and pompom trim to the back side as well!

The witches hat was a die cut from my Cameo
I added some of Martha Stewarts onyx glitter.

Not sure how well you can see it but I added some rock candy distress crackle to the ticket.

The ticket, tag and hat were all added with pop dots

I also added a couple of CANDi's for a bright pop. 

Easy Peasy!

Here's a look at the collage sets I used

The tickets.....

The tag.....

If you are also in a Halloweeny mood,
Please hop over to our challenge blog and join us!
We'd love to see your Halloween creations!

For more information
My Artistic Adventures Challenge Blog is HERE

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a wonderful day!

Please feel free to leave a comment!

Oh wait there's more...
Got up this morning and found out that Heather was at it again so I had to edit this post!

She posted this cute sheet over in her Etsy store.....

How cute are those?
Halloween playing cards!
I love them!

If you click on any of the collage sheet images above you will go directly to that sheet at 

I can't wait to see what she comes up with next!

Don't forget to check out our challenge HERE!


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

My Artistic Adventures Spooky Challenge

Good morning everyone!

(Best OnLine Buddy),
woke me up yesterday,
to tell me it was time to get going with some challenges and we'd be live today!

Nothing like a last minute challenge to get your juices flowing!

first of all,
Heather has set up a separate blog just for challenges, this year, at
My Artistic Adventures!


That first challenge starts now.....

Halloween is getting close so off we go.....

lets get into some fun with our
Spooky Halloween challenge!

Make any project...
card, tag, atc, layout, altered item, etc...
You must use one or more items from
My Artistic Adventure Etsy.

For more challenge info go to My Artistic Adventures

When I saw the tickets Heather had for us to work with I knew I wanted to make a tag!

A large tag!
(5 1/8 x 10 1/2)

I mixed some gel with black paint and used a mask to add it randomly on the tag,
added some black soot and rusty hinge distress inks.

I distressed a few of the lower layers
(bingo card and checked tag)

Below you can see a few of the tickets,
I made a little banner with them using some Halloween twine.

Keeping my pop dot addiction going I used them randomly.
I used black soot distress ink on all the images, diecuts, etc...

I added stickles on the little pumpkin clowns buttons & hat,
I also added some to the Boo die cut. 

And because I couldn't do just one piece.....

I made a couple of pillow boxes! 

I used Martha Stewart glitters on that sparkle!

The digi sets I used from are.....

I hope you join us for this Spooky Halloween challenge!

The one really important rule is to use one or more of the digi images at 

Make anything...
card, tag, box, mixed media, atc, layout, etc...

Over on the challenge blog there is a blog badge we would love you to add to your blog!

Happy crafting!
Have fun!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Spooky tag

Good morning friends!

I want to show you my Spooky Gecko Galz DT project today.

I am loving the Coven paper pack &
 the Haunted Ephemera collage sheets this month at Gecko Galz!
The background is one of the papers from the paper pk
and all the images are from the collage sheets!

The mini "EEEEk" tag I made myself with an acrylic stamp and some black soot distress ink.

The cheese cloth was sprayed with crushed grape Dylusions Ink spray.

I found myself in a distressing kind of mood 
and what better time for that to happen...

I distressed the edges of the tag and some of the ephemera with my Prima distressing tool.

Then I decided that I wanted to play with water so I took a couple of the images and sprayed them and gave them a bit of scrunching so they would have that aged, worn look.
When I had the look I wanted I dried them with my heat gun.

I added a bit of black soot distress ink to all my pieces.

I layered all my elements starting with the cheese cloth.

I used the flower spray & seam binding for my pop of color.

I finished off my tag with the little web in the top left corner and the bling trim on the bottom left.
Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting!