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Memorable Moments Mini Album for Spring!

Hi friends,  I am so thrilled to be able to bring you a mini album perfect for Spring! I just finished this little beauty, full of little details and whimsy, in lovely shaped pages that will keep your eyes entertained!  I used Tonic Studios new Memorable Moments Keepsake Insert Creator dies for this stunning little beauty that contains 11 opportunities for photos in five interior pages, as well as both front and back covers. The front reads: Memorable Moments, and is embellished with a gathering of small glittered pink and white flowers, a sparkly bird cage, and a golden butterfly among other textures created with a small doily, rose gold trim, gauze, and shiny bling and pearls.
For the interior pages I also used dies from the Memory Book Maker Layered Cascade Die set. This is a lovely space to either write a small sentiment, or the name of the owner of this little book. I think any grandmother or mom would love to receive this on Mother's day as a little brag book, or mementos of…
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Mini album in Carrying Case!

Hi friends!
If you know anything about me, it's that I LOVE MINI ALBUMS!! Having recently watched Nicole release a set of Dies that made a 5" mini album with fabulous little pages, I decided I had to make one!! She also designed the dies that make the frames you will see throughout this pot.

On the cover I knew I wanted to make a SHAKER and these dies made it so easy to incorporate one into my book. The other circle doilies added to the delicate look of this book, and I topped them off with miniature flowers and Tonic Nuvo Drops in Lemoncello.
Here is a Top view of the small album, which will easily house twelve pictures. The perfect first gift for a new mom, or grandmother of a new baby girl!
 Each page in this book also has twelve opportunities for either more pictures, or journaling, as each page is a top-loading pocket housing a tag with matching mint-colored twine. The cardstock is nice and heavy, so there is no fear of this paper not holding up to use.

Inside, there i…
Hi friends, Today I am sharing an absolutely adorable card I made with Tonic Studios Craft Kit #19 as well as other products in my crafty stash of goodies.  I received the kit in the mail, and wanted to try out the size of the sentiments right away, so I decided to go with a square card for my project.
I knew I wanted to use the "Always Believe" sentiments. They were so easy to cut, and I decided to layer the "Believe" as a pink cardstock on top of white.  The sentiment cuts out with what looks like a sunbeam pattern. To make it fit my design, I colored it using Nuvo Markers that matched the colors of my papers. 
I also used Ranger Distress inks and heat embossed the butterflies that I stamped using BoBunny's Butterfly Kisses stamps. This allowed me to add more sparkle to the card, and a place for it to land when it opens, as it reveals a blue butterfly on the inside, topped with small pearls. 
I used an embossing folder to add texture to the background, and d…

Little Jam Jars and Tag Embellishments with Video Tutorial!

Hi friends, I recently shared a tutorial on my Youtube channel on how I made some adorable tags and jar embellishments. These were tons of fun to make, and work perfectly as either happy mail or gift toppers for many occasions!
First, I received some adorable stamps as a swap gift, and you can see one pictured here to the right. I had also recently purchased some stamps from BoBunny I wanted to play with, and decided to combine both. I added the little girl image to a tag, colored her with Spectrum Noir and Nuvo Markers, and  stamped the sentiment and Hot Air Balloon using Ranger Distress Oxide Inks.  To distress the papers I also used Ranger Distress Crayons, and finished them off with Ivory Seashell Nuvo Crystal Drops.
Here you can see several items I was inspired to create and share also in my video...

Above is a close-up of the Jar embellishments I created with Crafter's Companion Jam Jar dies, and Sizzix Funky Floral #1 die set. The little flowers were the perfect addition t…

Fabulous 1950's Mini Album with Authentique and Tonic Studios

Hi friends, In this post I am sharing my latest Mini Album. I used a 1950's witty paper collection from Authentique, and several dies from my stash, as well as old and new pieces to make this album unique and absolutely lovely! The front cover starts off with a cut out that I layered four times with papers from this collection. It reads: "Remember You Are Fabulous" Need I say more?  I fell in love with this paper line, and made it my own by adding little details that would highlight the laissez-faire attitude of this paper. To add to this, I made a flamingo using felt instead of paper. The top corner has antique buttons, a pink bow, and an enameled polka-dot heart.

By incorporating paper flowers  made and colored using Ranger Oxide Inks, as well as embellishing with a gifted doily and antique buttons and trims, I was able to complete the cover with texture, style, and feminine details that are reminiscent of a bygone era.
The spine also got lots of attention, and I made…

True Friendship Card with Tonic and Tim Holtz Dies

Hi friends,  So you know how I love to make all those detailed little embellishments? Well this is why! I also adore making cards for people I love, whether they be family, friends, or "new friends",lol! This is when the embellishments come in handy, as I can incorporate them to my cards and make them look unique and different! Here I made a card for a new friend, and I used some of my favorite products! Above, you can see that I added the small camera from Tim Holtz for Sizzix, and a Tonic Studios stamp in the center that reads: True Friendship Lasts Forever I also completed the embellishment with a raffia rosette, and scattered pearls and sequins for a spakly effect.
The small stamped image is from Santoro London Gorguss Girls, and I cannot express how much I love using these little girls every chance I get! I colored her using Nuvo Markers and Gelly Roll pen for additional shine.  Layering the diecut papers allowed me to frame the image without taking away from the color…

Flower Tutorial Using Cricut and Metal Dies

Hi friends!
It comes as no surprise that we love to add flowers to our projects. Whether it be card-making, book-making, or altering items for home decor. This is all wonderful, but what happens when the store doesn't have the perfect color bloom you're looking for?
In my case, I like to put the tools in my crafty stash to work, and come up with my own!

Here is a bunch of little flowers, all easily made with my Cricut, and with several dies from my stash. I used Ranger Oxide inks in Abandoned Coral, and Spun sugar. You can use these individually, or combine them for gorgeous color combinations!
Also pictured above is Liquitex Gel medium, mod podge, and Nuvo drops. These are optional, but I like to add them to my papers to give my flowers great texture and different centers! To shape my flowers I use McGill tools that allow me to manipulate the paper and add tons of dimension also! Making these is time-consuming, but the end result is well worth it, as I then get to incorporat…