Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Easy Collaged Handmade Paper

Hi, Everyone,
Today I would like to share with you a fun easy way to make Handmade paper.

You need to dig in your stash & find those beautiful paper napkins, fibers & ephemera you have been saving for that special project.  Then you need any inexpensive white liquid Scotch glue & some wax paper.

1.  Tear off a 2 foot piece of wax paper to use as your base to line an old cookie sheet.
     (The wax paper will be peeled off at the end & the cookie sheet makes it easy to move your project while it is wet.)
2.  Split the napkins so you are only working with the 1st top layer of the napkin, and discard the other layers.
3.  Tear your ephemera pieces into smaller images.
4.  Cut your fibers into 1 foot lengths.
5.  Leaving an inch of wax paper as a boarder & working in 4 inch sections at a time . . . apply a generous layer of white Scotch glue & spread it around with a plastic scraper.
    (You will have 3 thin layers: glue, napkins & ephemera, & glue.  The glue will dry clear to reveal your beautiful collaged handmade paper.)
6.  Begin layering napkin sections, ephemera pieces, & fibers into the Scotch glue overlapping pieces as you go.
7.  Continue working in 4 inch sections until the wax paper is covered.
8.  Move your cookie sheet to a safe place to dry overnight.

Now you have a unique sheet of Collaged Handmade Paper to use in your next project . . . or to frame because it is so beautiful!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Maya Road Travel Suitcase

Hi, Everyone,
I've been away from the computer preparing for my middle daughter's wedding.  It was a beautiful event, my speech made her cry so my work as a mother is done, & now I can continue to create.

So, do you have precious Travel photos you would like to have at your finger tips?
Are you looking for a fun quick project that you can complete in an evening or two . . . & that's affordable?
Well, have a look below at my Mexican Vacation photos that I have compiled in this cute little suitcase.
I have put together 6 kits with instructions & photos of every page for you to create your own Travel Suitcase of your vacation.

The kit contains a Maya Road Binder Suitcase, Teresa Collins travel papers, photo mats, & all embellishments to complete this beautiful project . . . all for $22.50.  These 6 kits will be available at Treasured Memories on Friday, September 28.  Enjoy the photos below & I hope you are inspired!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

"Destinations" Travel Album Class

Hi, Everyone,
Today I am announcing my upcoming class at Treasured Memories . . .

“Destinations” Travel Album

Where in the World
Have You Been?
Create this awesome Travel Log

Using TIM  HOLTZ Destinations Paper Stash
Full of Pockets, Tabs & Cascading Photo Mats
To showcase Your Travel Adventure!
Inspired by Kathy Files
Join me
To learn how to Create your own books from scratch
& create this Inter Active Travel Log!
Come to Class or Reserve a Kit
Saturday, September 29
10-5:00 p.m. $58


Monday, September 17, 2012

Vintage Finds Home Decor - Tags 7, 8, 9

Hi, Everyone,
I am continuing to create this stunning "Vintage Finds" Home Decor piece inspired by 7Gypsies & everything vintage. 

Below are Tags 7, 8 & 9 which we will be creating on Sunday, September 23, 2012 at Treasured Memories from 11-2 p.m.  The cost is $28.  You can come to class or phone to reserve a kit!

You can create these 3 or purchase all 24 Incredibly Embellished Tags . . .

Barn Board Frame Shadow Box

Hi, Everyone,
I thought I would share with you this old Barn Board Frame I transformed into this wonderful piece of Art.  It was an old tiny window long ago which allowed me the depth needed to create this Shadow Box.

The Jenny Bowlin product line of papers, rub-ons, buttons, journalling cards & prize ribbons were a perfect match with the vintage doily, chocolate mold & bottle.  You will notice that I tend to use packaging in my work quite frequently, because some of it is far too beautiful to throw out.  Some of my "adopted" family members now have a place of honor.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Layout or Canvas?

. . . you decide.

I created this 12x12" layout using Graphic45 Playtime papers, cutting out bracket shapes for interest.
Then it's all about layering - tags, alphas, metal bear, ruler twill tape, bing card, metal hart & voila . . .
a beautiful art piece. 

I temporarily mounted the art work on foam core with sticky dots.  This allows me to hang or display my projects for a while then remove it from the foam core & place it in a sheet protector in an album once another layout is worthy of display.  I love the notebook coil punch & seem to use it quite a lot.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Idea-ology Burlap Canvas Panels

Hi, Everyone,
Get ready for 2 stunning projects!
They both use Tim Holtz Idea-ology Burlap Canvas Panels & are loaded with embellishments . . .
. . . metal house numbers, drawer pulls, hinges, photo anchors, tiny metal handles, antique spools, rulers, slides, gaffer tape & yes . . . precious silver cutlery.

The panels come pre-decopauged with various Tim Holtz paper designs & distressed painted edges.  I added a whole lot of things & stuff & they turned out gorgeous!

Wow. . . they are Amazing!

Monday, September 10, 2012

G45 ABC Primer Mini-Album

Hi, Everyone,

Well, September means School for a lot of people so here is the Graphic45 ABC Primer Mini-Album I created.

There is a page for Kindergarten to Grade 6 with a front pocket, top pocket, & side pocket on each page so you can include various photos of your little one as he or she grows.

The tiny pencil charm & ruler ribbon make fun book jewellery!