Saturday, May 28, 2011

Fantastic Mini ~ Perfect for Father's Day

Laura at "Follow the Paper Trail" has a great Mini mini album that would be perfect for Father's Day!! This is so cute.  I can just see it filled with coupons for that special Dad or Guy in your life.

YouTube - Snip and Fold Teeny Mini Album

She also has her own YouTube channel filled with wonderfully creative videos.....

YouTube - ‪FollowThePaperTrail's Channel 

Be sure to visit her Blog:
The Paper Trail

Browse her store at:
Welcome | Follow the Paper Trail with Laura

K & Co's Smash Book ~ What's Under the Covers???

Here's a peek of the pages in each K & Co Smash Book:





Have a great weekend!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Art Journals, Junk (Jungue) Journals, Smash Books ~ Every1 is Creating Them!!!

The Summer of 2011 will go down as the summer that K & Co's Smash Book inspired paper crafters and scrapbookers everywhere to create their own art journals, Junque Journals and keepsake books aka Smash Books.  In just the last few days, SkyCandy has compiled a list of must see videos......... So grab your cuppa coffee, tea, soda and sit back and enjoy the eye candy SkyCandy has found for us all to learn from and be in inspired by.......... Thanks, Sky Candy :-)

Created and filmed by BeckyDJD
My 'smash' book | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Video #2 is created by Mommy 24cs using K & Co Papers:

Shimmerz Junque Journal Part 1 created by Bethany Kartchner:

Junque Journal by Tangie Baxter:

Monday, May 23, 2011

Art Journal, Junk Journal aka Smash Book ~ Created my Own

After seeing K & Co's new Smash Book line, I visited all my local craft stores to catch a look at the new line in real life........ Eight stores later and not one has the Smash Book or the Ditto Memory Journal line......  Having made art journals and literature journals in the past, I decided to make my own.  

I created some graph paper online and used CorelDraw to create some artsy-type pages. I began by printing my pages in color; and, then decided I would like black and white and grey tones better..... So that any colors could be used throughout the album. I added red as the accent color to the black and white Making Memories "Wedding" cardstock..... The journal measures 8.5 x 5.5. There are 10 pockets on the dividers throughout the book. More can be added to the individual pages as needed. I printed out the journal pages on letter-sized paper and cut it in half. The journal is completed in black and white and red.... It has 50+ pages, the journal pages are printed on 32 pound premium paper.....  Added some coin envelopes and bright red folders for special things.

After the journal was completed, I stopped by Office Depot...... They have a their own line of clamps, clips, rubber bands, etc. in about 12 different colors. They are very affordable. I will decorate the cover when the journal is done, as using book will put too much wear and tear on embellishments.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Ditto Mini Scrapbook Journal from Hampton Art

I love this relaxed and free-spirited concept and all the accessories that Hampton Art has created for its new Ditto line.  What a way to scrapbook on the go and journal at the same time.

Ditto Binder previews ~ Hampton Art Blog

Visit Hampton Art Blog and do a search for Ditto, so many things to see :-)

I can't wait to start creating my version of a Junk Memory Book.

Junk Journal ~ Art Journal ~ The Smash Book by K & Co ~ Old is New (Again)

Here's K & Co's new Smash Book.......... Enjoy the videos! After the videos, visit the Smash Book Blog..... This is exactly the kind of scrapbooking my mom and my gramma did before all the commercialized stuff was available! This is much like the art journal I kept for art classes in high school and college years and years ago. It's great to see this come back in vogue again. What a cool planner it would make for remodeling a house or planning a wedding or shower! It would be a wonderful place to keep quilt ideas and fabric scraps. What a wonderful way to journal a pregnancy or to capture a child's year in school. I want to design my own....... Have a great weekend all :-)

CHA 2011 -  The Popular Smash Book by Noell Hyman

K&Company | SMASH

How to Make You Own Junque Journal (aka Smash Book) by Tanglebaxter:

How to Make a Smash Book ~ Part 1 ~ By Chrispea ~ Be sure to catch the URL in this video where you can download Chrispea's premade pages for her Smash book.

How to Make a Smash Book ~ Part 2~ By Chrispea

Work for Scraps ~ Chrispea's Blog

Monday, May 16, 2011

This isn’t Kansas anymore, Toto.

Graphic 45 has created a beautiful new line of papers from the Wizard of Oz. Visit the Graphic 45 Blog to see the big reveal. I just got off the phone with my LSS. I have already placed my order.

I have wonderful memories of my dad reading these books to me when I was about 5 years old. This paper is a must-have for me!!!

Just ordered this Dover Press CD so I can print and make as many tags as i need for the new mini album I am already designing: Denslow's Wizard of Oz Illustrations CD-ROM and Book (Dover Electronic Clip Art) (9780486991467): Ted Menten: Books

To see the complete collection of Dover Cd_Rom Books, visit here:

Clip Art and Design on CD-ROM

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Glittery, Pink Banner ~ BEFORE and AFTER

I made this banner for a special 5 year old to glamorize!  I am a little prejudiced; but, I think she did a wonderful job.  This was such a fun project to do with a child.  I made sure I had everything ready and organized so she could add her special touches.  Please visit Gallery 3 to see a materials list.

I wanted to post a few pictures of this glittery, pink, girly banner BEFORE my 5 year crafter arrives to BLING~IT~OUT!  Of course, I will post the after pictures so you can see how the project progressed. I used Accucut dies and Spellbinders' nesties to cut the shapes and letters....... and loads of AC Glitter Paper!! This is work in progress. The completed project will be posted when my little crafter has finished with her bling, lace and ribbons :-)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Primas & Pearls ~ Mary's Beautiful Banner

Our LSS has just purchased the new banner die from Accucut; and, it has already been put to creative use by Mary.  She cut and created this so soft and pretty banner for a special little lady.  Thanks so much, Mary for sharing your banner with us :-)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Happy Mother's Day, Dear Friend :-)

A few months ago, my friend wanted to try paper crafting.  After giving it a great try, she decided it just wasn't for her.  So we put what she had started away.  I decided I would finish her project for her for Mother's Day.  Have a wonderful Mother's Day, dear friend.  Here is your album........... all done for you :-) Just pop the photos in.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Mini Album for a Special Birthday Boy ~ Accordion Envelope Mini

There is a very special little guy in my life who will be having a birthday soon. I created this accordion envelope mini album for his birthday celebration. Please see Gallery 1 for my materials list.......  Enjoy! Thanks for visiting :-)