Friday, August 31, 2012

Halloween Album

As promised here is my finished Paper Bag Halloween Album!
I found this tutorial on a wonderful blog called The Paper Trail. 
To make the front I used some foam board for the covers,left over muslin that I dyed with glimmer mist sprays, cork hinges, keys, and keyhole were cut froma tim holtz die, I then inked the diecuts with black ink and used stampendous frantage aged silver, and aged gold embossing powder.  A few stampin up brads, some chain and the cover was done.
The first page.  It has a pocket for tags, and also a larger pocket (paper bag opening) by the ghost for a picture tag.
The second page. You can see the ribbons on the left hand side, those are the tags that you can pull out.  The flap (witch/bug) are the bottom of the bag.
Here is the Third page, lots of pumpkins and the fourth page is full of spiders with a tag peeking out as well.

The last two pages are of the Raven and a mourning umbrella.
Here is the back of the book, just like the front it has a little pocket to hold tags.
I will try to get a video up explaining in better detail how this was created!  Hope you liked it.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

The season is changing

I do love feeling the warmth of the sun on my skin,
but I truly love watching nature switch gears
and get ready for
the new season

Fall is my favorite time of the year.  I love seeing the leaves change color, the weather become crisp and cool, but most of all getting ready for
I am working on a Halloween Paper bag Album,
will post pictures when it is finished!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Altered Matchbox

I came across a site where someone had created a chest of drawers out of matchboxes and I fell in love!  A quick trip to the store to purchase some kitchen matches and I was ready to start altering!  I lined all the boxes with the same paper as what is on the front of the drawer, added some locks and keys for pulls, a bit of gathered satin black ribbon for the bottom, a few left over wooden knobs painted black, the tim holtz swirl die done on grungepaper and stained with this distress stains and to add a bit of shimmer I sprayed them with my homemade misters, to finish it a few metal corners.  I love the way this turned out!
Here is a side view of this chest of drawers with the drawer pulled out a bit.  I am planning on using this to store some embellishments!  Who would of known a few pieces of foam board (for the sides, bottom, back and top) and kitchen matchboxes could be so beautiful?

Monday, August 6, 2012

Altered Flapper Book

Here is my first attempt at altering a book.  Hope you like it.

Tag Book

Still working on my video skills but if you want to watch, here is the way I store my Tags!
Tag Book Video

Hope you enjoy it!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Altered Story Mousetrap

I have been working on altering a few items around my home. 
Here is the first completed project!
Originally it was a mousetrap but with a little bit of metal tape, some embossing, a few alcohol inks, and just a couple of embellishments....
I've turned it into a magnet that will hold lots of papers due to the hinged clamp!

Friday, August 3, 2012


The count down has begun....
School is almost here,
so lets take a few minutes and relax while we can! 

This card was made using scrapbook paper,stickers, rub ons, Tim Holtz tattered banner die, and the cricut for the beach chair.
Quick and simple which is perfect this time of year!