Friday, March 27, 2015

Paper Phenomenon Foto Folio Style 1 - The Folio Folio

I think I have purchased every single Foto Folio tutorial from Paper Phenomenon and Kathryn Scraps!  That being said, I have only finished the first 3, and have absolutely slacked off on posting about any of them.  Let's remedy that, shall we?

Up first is the first Folio from Kathy Orta - The Folio Folio

For this Folio, I used a Recollections paper pad called Today-Tomorrow-Forever

I adjusted the design in the photo above.  The bottom left hand pockets were supposed to be staggered, but I liked a more symmetrical look.

I used a lace edged punch for one of the pocket edges, and inked the edges of all the pages.  I love how this turned out!  Country Chic?  I think so!

This Folio is part of a collection of 6 different designs with a storage box, and can be purchased HERE.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Gadget Girls Spring 2015 Crop Creations

Good Afternoon, my crafty little friends!

Last weekend I attended the Gadget Girls Spring Mega Crop in Truro, NS.  As always it was a fabulous time, and for once, I was actually productive!  Scary, I know!  I met a bunch of new people this weekend, all absolutely lovely, and SO creative!

I finished my 3rd Foto Folio (Yes, those fabulous ones of Paper Phenomenon fame!), and actually made some cards!  I've decided to do separate blog posts for each of my Folios, because I don't think I've actually shown any of them off, and they are way to cute to just exist on my shelf lol


This card was done with Lawn Fawn's 'Let's Roll' stamp and die set.  I am OBSESSED with this set!  I say a LOT more sushi themed cards in my future!  The images were colored in with my copics, the embossing folder was borrowed from my darling Mel, and the paper is from a paper pad from Michael's (Blue Lotus?  I'll have to look up the name to be sure), the edges were inked with Pearlescent Chocolate Ink, the inside stitched rectangle die is from Simon Says Stamp.  I have 2 of this card currently available in my Etsy Shop.

Next:  CAT and DOG SELFIES!!!

These were fiddly and took a long time to make, which is surprising because they look so clean and simple!  For each card (I did 2 of each, so 4 total) I stamped the images, colored them, die cut tiny Polaroids, glued the Polaroids on the the images, cut them down, and then all the twine, clothespins, pop dots, etc, etc lol

The stamps are a stamp and die set from Avery Elle, I can't recall who makes the Polaroid die, but I know I got it at Michael's.  As always, the images were colored in with my copics, the 'Smile' is a cutting file I made for my Cameo, and which may become available for purchase if I can figure out how to make that happen, I used ultra fine glitter paper from Michael's for the Smile, and black for the offset.  The stitched square die is from Simon Says Stamp.

My Etsy shop has 2 of each card available right now:  Cat and Dog 


This was a nice and easy card to make.  I just used my Spellbinders star dies, sentiment stamps and patterned paper. The small star and card edge are bordered with Stickles.  These cards will be available for sale in my box at The Cutting Garden :)

As I said before, I will make a full blog post for each of my Folios, but I wanted to show you the one I finished this weekend.  It's style 3:

I absolutely ADORE this paper line!  Unfortunately it was never available at the Michael's in Canada.  I bought this from Mel, and she got it in Maine.  You'd think something THIS nautical would be pushed for the Maritimes for sure lol

Anyway, that's about it for now.  I am heading over to The Cutting Garden on Saturday evening to try my hand at Pocket Letters with some of my crafty girls.  I'm looking forward to it, and will make a post early next week :)

Hope you are enjoying the SUN out there today!