Monday, February 11, 2013


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Thursday, January 24, 2013

50th Wedding Anniversary Altered Keepsake Cigar Box

 I made this for my best friend's parents on their 50th wedding anniversary.  It is an altered cigar box to hold the anniversary cards they received for this special event!  The photo on the front is an actual photo of them!  Aren't they cute?

 I lined the box with felt and paper, and I embellished the top part.  The thin ribbon helps the back of the box not fall all the way open.

 I loved the dangle trim!

Some photos and cards on their anniversary!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

"Save the Date Album" for friends

Altered "Dance" Jewelry Chest

I made this altered "Dance" jewelry chest for Splash of Color for CHA Winter, 2013!(This is just one of five altered projects I made for the show...stay tuned...more to come!)   I installed the tiny ballerina on the top of the chest, and you wind her up, and she dances!

The doors and drawer-fronts are papered, and the edges of the wood are painted with Viva Metal Effects paint in silver.

The bottom and top edges, I painted with Turquoise Viva Metal Effect paint, then with the White Crackle paint!
The view from the top shows the inside of the drawers!

Thanks for looking!

Graphic 45 Halloween Folder Album on Wheels Class Oct. 2012

I made this Halloween pull-behind envelope album and taught it as a class at The Crafty Scrapper in Waxahachie, Texas in October 2012!  This is the front.  Believe it or not, this album would actually stand up straight on the wheels without falling down!
This is the back.  You can see that the envelope lip folds over here.

Here is the little album that fits inside the folder I had shown you in the previous two pictures.
There are tags for the pictures, and tabs that stick up and are attached to each one.

Here are the first two pockets.

And the next two!
Etc.!  :)
Etc.  :)

 I used the Graphic 45 Halloween paper for this album, as I LOVE their papers!

To make the pocket album, I started with the envelope album from Graphic 45.
I disassembled it, and folded each piece in 1/2 as shown.
The lip for each piece, I folder over backwards.

This is the outside folder that holds the inside album.  I needed a support in install Tim Holtz wheels in the album, so I used a wooden ruler by Maya Road.
Here is a picture of the ruler with the wheels screwed in.
On the outside lip, I used a velcro fastener to keep the album closed.
 Here are pictures of the tags!

Thanks for looking!

Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet Album Class Dec. 2012

This is the Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet Album Class I taught at The Crafty Scrapper in Waxahachie, Texas in December 2013!  It was sold out!!  I began with an album that had both acrylic and chipboard parts.
This is a picture of the back of the album!

On the left side, this page has a few tags in a kraft envelope, and a little storybook that opens up(see two pictures below).  On the right-hand side, the chipboard page is in the shape of a Christmas tree, so I embellished as such!

On the right hand side, the acrylic page had cut outs shaped like ornaments.  I placed fabric paper under them and striped paper under that.  It turned out quite pretty!

Here is the little pull out story from above.  You could put pictures on each of these two pages, and there are places for more on the other side...see below!

This two-page layout has the back of the Christmas tree, and another fun cut-out chipboard page on the right side.
Here, I just made card-like embellishments that opened to show the pictures! On the right-hand side, if you pull gently on the green-gum drop looking piece, there is the hidden page shown below!

This page was embedded, or hidden, as I mentioned above, and on the back side of this, you would see the back of the album!

I hope you enjoyed looking!

Macy Scraps, too!

Macy Scraps, too!
Here was Macy a couple of years ago...ready to scrap at The Crafty Scrapper in Waxahachie!