Thursday, January 24, 2019

French Kiss Mini Album

Hi friends!
I'm sharing today over at the Doodlebug Design Blog
This sweet "French Kiss" Mini Album will have you saying "oooo la la!" 


On a recent trip to the Dollar Tree, I found a cute wall hanger:


  This hanger included four heart-shaped chipboard pieces that were the perfect size
 for a mini album.  I cut it apart the strand of hearts and used them as the five base pages:


With one side of the chipboard heart already glittered, I simply added
 a few layers of stickers and die cuts.  To the plain back-side of the heart: 
I traced the shape onto patterned paper, trimmed out and then attached with craft glue.
 The chipboard is quite thick, so I was also able to adorn the edges with chunky twine!







After all of the pages were decorated, I assembled them by creating a hole in the top left corner of each page and then used a white shower hook to hold them together.  I love using these hooks for mini albums so that they can easily be hung from a hanger or knob!

I hope that you've enjoyed this little mini and will find some wonderful ways to re-purpose fun finds on your next outing!  

Doodlebug Design Products:
6247 french kiss odds & ends 
6248: french kiss chit chat 
6262: french kiss icons sticker 
6266: french kiss this & that sticker
6270: french kiss 6x6 paper pad
6276: french kiss 12x12 paper pack 
4944: love assortment matte sprinkles
6221: french kiss shape sprinkles
6220: heart throb shape sprinkles
6233: tower of love doodle-pops
4010: swimming pool sprinkles 
4539: swimming pool glitter sprinkles
4013: lily white sprinkles
4810: swimming pool chunky twine 
6098: swimming pool floral-graph petite prints CS 

Friday, January 18, 2019

Business Card Mini Album

Happy Friday!
Today I'm sharing a trash-to-treasure mini album idea.
  My husband was going to trash his old business card holder,
 but he gave it to me to see what I could do with it. 
 So I re-purposed it to a "Winter Business Card Mini Album"


I've used the Snow & Cocoa collection from Crate Paper and lots of adhesives


For the business card holder that I have, you can find ones online.
 Mine includes 12 individual clear pages with three slots for cards on a page.


To begin, I cut enough base papers to fill each of the card slots. 
I used the E-Z Runner® Grand Ultra Strong Refill to attach two
 (non-double-sided papers) back-to-back.


For the front cover of the binder,  I wanted a good secure hold for the cover
 paper so I chose the Adhesive Sheets 6 x12 inch for attaching my patterned paper.




 Afterward, I decorated the front with die-cut elements using
 the 3D Foam Circles White Mix. To create glittery snow drops, a combination
 of Adhesive Dots Small and Adhesive Dots Medium were used by
 simply adding clear glitter on top.



The Extreme Double-Sided Tapes worked best for attaching
 any of the embellishments to the top of the plastic.
  I also used the Adhesive Dots Small for adding the buttons throughout the album.

Below are the remaining pages of the album:











Basically, I left one section available for a photo and filled the other 2/3 of the
 I will think of this little mini as a place to store pieces for my planner,
 stamps, gift cards, small photos, etc! 
I love finding interesting things to create mini albums from...if you
have any ideas, please share :)

Have a great weekend!




Wednesday, January 9, 2019

A New Team

Hey, y'all!
Now that the "Seasons Givings" Hop is over
and winners have been sent their packages, I wanted to
announce some exciting news that I've been holding off sharing...


I'm incredibly excited to announce that I have been invited back
to design cute stuff with Doodlebug Design for 2019!
These ladies are some of the most talented in the industry and
I am very honored to be counted amongst them :)

We'll start sharing projects with the two newest collections this week!


Aren't these just delightful!?! See all of the components from
each collection on the Doodlebug Blog :)  And if you're a Doodlebug
collector, you'll find that you can mix'n match these from other lines...peep
the adorable collector pins too while you're over at the blog!

Until next time, keep on craftin'!
XOXOX

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Seasons Givings Hop WINNERS!


Many thanks to you all who stopped by, commented and followed me
through the 7th annual "Seasons Givings" Blog Hop!
I enjoyed reading each comment and appreciate the kind words :)
**I LOVE doing this, so I'll be hosting more giveaways from my blog soon**

Now onto the three WINNERS:
Julia- Instagram handle: bluesh4ark...VINTAGE GIRL KIT WINNER
Susie Gerdes- Handmade Planner Bookmark WINNER
Christi Conely- Handmade Planner Bookmark WINNER

CONGRATULATIONS, ladies!  
Please email me @ shellye819@aol.com
with your address and I'll have your prizes out on Monday.

Thanks again for making this an amazing hop!