SWAPS GALORE!!!

HELLO EVERYONE. GREAT TO BE BACK.  SORRY I DID NOT GET TO POST LAST WEEK BUT I WAS NOT FEELING SO WELL AND DID NOT GET IT DONE….

SO THIS WEEK I AM GOING TO SHOW YOU A BUNCH OF SWAPS I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON… HOPE YOU LIKE AND GET SOME INSPIRATION…..

  1. FACEBOOK GROUP:  SWAP IT:
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    CREPE PAPER EMBELLISHMENTS

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    EMBELLISHED SHIPPING TAGS

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    HEART EMBELLISHMENTS

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    VALENTINE TREAT BAGS

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    JULIE NUTTING VALENTINE TAG

    2. FACEBOOK GROUP – MINI ALBUM SWAPS

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    VALENTINE MINI ALBUM SWAP

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    ROSETTE LOLLIPOP EMBELLISHMENTS

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    ANYTHING GOES SWAP

    3. SCRAPDAWORLD SWAPvalentine-gift-set-scrapdaworld-1

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    VALENTINE GIFT SWAP

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    PEARLS & LACE PRIMA DOLL TAGS

CHRISTMAS MINI KEEPSAKE BOX

CHRISTMAS IS COMING, CHRISTMAS IS COMING…. ARE YOU READY YET?  I’M NOT, SO MANY THINGS TO DO, SO LITTLE TIME….

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TODAY I AM SHARING A MINI ALBUM KEEPSAKE BOX THAT I CREATED FROM SCRATCH.  I THINK IT TURNED OUT PRETTY GOOD FOR MY FIRST TRY BUT DEFINITELY HAS ROOM TO IMPROVE.  FIRST I CREATED THE OUTSIDE ALBUM WHICH IS 10X10  AND DECORATED IT WITH AUTHENTIQUE VINTAGE CHRISTMAS PAPERS.  I HAD SUCH A HARD TIME DECIDING WHICH PAPERS TO USE FOR THE COVER BECAUSE I JUST LOVED THEM ALL SO MUCH….THEN TOPPED IT ALL OFF WITH SOME TULLE, HAND STRUNG BEAD SPRIGS, A GLITTERY SNOWFLAKE, FLOWERS AND A DIE CUT.  I REALLY LIKE HOW IT ALL COME TOGETHER…

INSIDE I CREATED 4 SEPARATE COMPARTMENTS (2 – 2X7, 1 – 2X2, 1 – 7X7).  IN THE LARGER COMPARTMENT I MADE A 6X6 MINI ALBUM WITH PULL OUT TABS AND SIMPLY ADDED A LITTLE DECORATION TO LEAVE PLENTY OF ROOM FOR THE RECEIVER TO HAVE PLENTY OF ROOM FOR PICTURES, JOURNALING AND KEEPSAKE PIECES.  THIS ALBUM IS GOING TO A SWAP PARTNER ON MINI ALBUM SCRAPS SO I FILLED THE REMAINDER OF THE BOXES WITH SOME RIBBON, DIE CUTS, CANDY, HANDMADE BOWS AND OTHER GOODIES.  HOPE THEY LIKE IT.

ENJOY AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS……

 

GRADUATION IS COMING

SO HERE I FIND MYSELF A LITTLE SENTIMENTAL THAT MY OLDEST CHILD IS A SENIOR IN HIGH SCHOOL THIS YEAR (MAN WHERE HAS TIME GONE) AND WHAT A BETTER WAY TO KEEP THE MEMORIES THAN THIS CAP KEEPSAKE BOX…..  COMPLETELY MADE FROM SCRATCH I CREATED A REALLY STURDY ROUND BASE AND THEN FORMED UP THE BOX.  THE LID FITS PERFECTLY AND HAS A LITTLE SLANT TO IS AS YOU SEE ABOVE SO SITTING ON THE SHELF YOU CAN SEE THE TOP…

NO MY ONLY PROBLEM IS TO DECIDE WHETHER TO KEEP IT OR SELL IT AT MY UPCOMING CRAFT SHOW????  I GUESS I CAN ALWAYS MAKE ANOTHER ONE IF I DECIDE TO SELL IT BECAUSE GRADUATION IS STILL MONTHS AWAY AND MAYBE I AM GETTING A LITTLE AHEAD OF THE GAME?????

WHO KNOWS…..

BEACH BAG & RIC RAC FLOWERS

HELLO. THIS MORNING I AM SHARING A PAPER BEACH BAG I CREATED FOR ANOTHER SWAP.  “I LOVE DOING SWAPS…” THE THEM WAS BEACH, SUMMER, PICNIC ETC. SO HERE IT IS IN ALL OF ITS CHERRY GLORY WITH A LARGE RIC RAC FLOWER I MADE ON THE FRONT.  ISN’T IT PRETTY…. I THINK I WILL CREATE A FEW MORE FOR THE FALL CRAFT SHOW I AM DOING.wp-1466470385074.jpg

ALSO WANTED TO SHARE THE RIC RAC FLOWERS I CREATED. I REALLY GOT INTO THESE AND MADE SEVERAL STYLES TO ADD TO MY STASH. THE BIG ONES ARE MY FAVORITE BECAUSE YOU CAN ADD A BUTTON OR BLING TO THE CENTER.

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Altered paperbag swap

I have been really getting into the swaps lately.  A while back when I first joined Stampin’ Up! that was the one thing I had been looking for was a community of other crafters I could do swaps with and even though I have met a lot of really talented people and learned a ton of new techniques I still did not have that community.  I had seen swaps on youtube alot but some of them required you to have your own youtube channel to join and I quickly found out I was not very good at the videos, so that did not work.  Finally I came across the Mini Album Scraps group, read over their platform and wondered about it a while (because that is what I do before making a commitment) but finally took the plung.  It is great. I love being pushed to create something I might now normally do and I get to swap my projects with a group of other like tallented people.  I AM HAVING A BLAST>>>>>>>

So here is another swap……

 

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I entered this one 2 times.  The set above is vintage tea garden inspired and the more I worked on them the more I did not want to let go of them. The set below is more Vintage Travel inspired and think the came out awesome.  Here lately I have been on this vintage kick.

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Gift in a Gift (Bag)???

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How cute is this and so versatile.  I  created this mini album / gift card holder that could be used for a mini album for a 16 year old girl that loves to shop or a great gift giving card.  It opens up like a card, has inside pockets to put a gift card, cash or tuck a note but on the other hand has  the look of a mini album with places for photos or journaling.  I think this would be a great way to give a shopping gift card or graduation gift that is not your standard card.  Just another way to give a gift in a gift (bag).

Look for this and more in upcoming classes…….

SHABBY CARD ORGANIZER

Hello everyone.  Hope your new year is off without a hitch.  Today I am going to share a little bit of organizational options.

I created a card organizer complete with monthly tabs.  First I started with a plan box from Michael’s, you know the one that people sort photos in, they have so many uses.  Here I have covered the outside with some “My Minds Eye” Lost & Found paper and shabby chic’ed it up with some paper flowers and lace.  I think it is pretty but simple enough to add to a shelf.

The inside tabs were made out of card stock and made to resemble file folders using my envelope punch board.  Then I covered them with some more from the paper pad.  This pad has so many pretty papers and a ton of them, like 3 sheets of each design…….

Echo Park -Sweet Girl collection

Sometimes you just don’t know until you try something.

So today I tried to see what I could make from just 1 scrap book page kit. OK so I added some solid cardstock and a few embellishments, but no other designer papers. I picked up this Echo park sweet girl scrapbook kit at Tuesday morning for just 5.99. What a steal….. It had 12 designer cardstock sheets and a sticker page. 2 of the sheets were cutouts and not 1 piece was wasted. So here it is…..

First I made this adorable little desktop photo display. The top lifts up with a spot for  some ad libbing and features a 6x6x1 drawer for additional storage.
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Then I made (2) 12×12 scrapbook page layouts.  The first is has a large shaker frame and is still flat enough to be inserted into an album.  The second one features tons of page flags and has tons of color and character.  Either one would be a great addition to any album or put in a frame.

After that I decided to create a mini album great for 4×6 photos. The cover is made of corrugated cardboard that has been distressed with white paint and ink and has a beautiful metal rose. The inside is created with craft paper and has 15 pages for photos or journaling. READY TO USE….

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Then I decided to take advantage of the cutouts and made a few tags/page embellishments.

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With all that being done I still have a few scraps and stickers left I will probably break out when I get around to making some more collage embellishments. wp-1451272861720.jpg

My Oh My, that is a lot of projects from a single album kit and some solid papers.  I wonder what I’ll come up with next…..

 

To purchase this and more visit my Etsy Shop at GAMARTINMOM.

Christmas Goodies

Good morning.  I hope everyone be had a great Christmas.  I know I did.  I did not get much done in the month of December, we had so much going on with shopping, baking, decorating, basketball and work. About the only thing I got done was a few gifts for my coworker’s.  I tried to give them a gift each week leading up to Christmas.  The first week was the good boxes filled with candy, then a bag of handmade tags and last but not least, they each got a box of homemade Christmas cookies and fudge.  I forgot to take a picture but I think we counted aver 1,000 cookies in 7 varieties, 2 different fudges and orange bon bons.  YUM YUM.

So now its a new year and a new plan, so stay tuned for more to come.

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PICNIC BASKET BOX & MINI

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS PRETTY COUNTRY PICNIC BASKET COMPLETE WITH PAPER QUILT.  THE INSIDE HAS PLENTY OF ROOM TO STORE THE 12 PAGE 6X8″ ALBUM AND HOLDS 22 FULL SIZES PICS PLUS MORE KEEPSAKES.  BOTH SIDES OF THE LID OPEN FOR ACCESS AND THIS WOULD MAKE A GREAT ADDITION TO ANY COUNTRY HOME.IMG_20150503_150619185  IMG_20150503_150522887IMG_20150503_150636811IMG_20150503_150645615

FIND THESE AND MORE ON MY ETSY SHOP, JUST CLICK HERE: etsy-logo

BUTTERFLY THINLETS NOTE SET AND UPCOMING EVENT

GOOD MORNING EVERYONE.  I HOPE ALL IS STAYING WARM IN THIS FRIGID COLD WEATHER WE ARE HAVING LATELY.

 

THIS MORNING I AM POSTING A SNEAK PEAK OF A PROJECT I WILL BE TEACHING IN APRIL FOR A WEEKEND FULL OF FUN CLASSES AND SCRAPPING.  THE EVENT IS APRIL 24, 25, & 26 2015, YOU WILL FIND ALL THE DETAILS IN THE FLYER BELOW WITH A LINK TO “SCRAPBOOK RETREAT NORTH GEORGIA” FACEBOOK PAGE WHERE YOU WILL FIND SOME GREAT INFO ON UPCOMING EVENTS AND SNEAK PEAKS OF OTHER CLASSES BEING OFFERED.  IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN IN THE FUN YOU CAN CONTACT JANNA YODER AT JANNAYODER64@GMAIL.COM OR CALL 706-768-9514.IMG_20150205_215651717IMG_20150204_194643422

 

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SNUGGLES & SMOOCHES

WINTER RETREAT 2015 VALENTINE CLASSIT’S NEVER TO EARLY TO START ON VALENTINE’S DAY GIFTS.  I MADE THESE SIMPLE LITTLE GIFT BOXES USING THE STAMPIN’ UP! FRY BOX DIE AND THE NEW PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET SNUGGLES AND SMOOCHES.  I LOVE THIS SET THE LITTLE SWIRLS REMIND ME OF ROSES AND THEY CAN ALSO BE USED IN A FUN AND COLORFUL BIRTHDAY CARD, GET WELL CARD AND MORE.  CHECK OUT MY PINTEREST PAGE TO SEE WHAT GREAT IDEAS CAN COME FROM THIS SET.