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……

 

ITTY BITTY CHRISTMAS MINI

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE. HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT DAYS WITH FRIENDS, FAMILY AND LOTS OF GOOD FOOD. I KNOW I WILL.

CHRISTMAS IS COMING FASTER THAN YOU KNOW IT AND TODAY I AM SHARING A “ITTY BITTY MINI” FOR A SWAP I AM ATTENDING OVER ON MINI ALBUM SCRAPS. IT MEASURES 3.5″ X 4.5″ AND HAS 6 PAGES THAT FLIP UP FOR ADDITION ROOM.  HERE I HAVE DECORATED THE FRONT WITH SOME LITTLE PINECONES , A DOLLAR TREE SNOWFLAKE AND SOME MORE PINE NEEDLES FROM MY CONCORD & 9TH DIES.

HOP ON OVER TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL TO SEE THE VIDEO AND INSIDE PAGES.  BE KIND THOUGH I AM NOT VERY GOOD AT VIDEO’S YET, BUT I AM WORKING ON IT…..wp-1478085658083.jpg

BARE BONES

HELLO ALL. TODAY I AM SHARING SOMETHING I AM TRYING OUT NEW THIS YEAR.  I MADE UP A BUNCH OF THE MINI ALBUM BASES IN 3 STYLES TO TRY SELLING AT FOXFIRE FESTIVAL.  BELOW YOU WILL SEE THE 3 ALBUMS BASICALLY FINISHED TO SHOW AS EXAMPLES.  WHEN THE CUSTOMER PURCHASES THE ALBUM IT WILL BE COMPLETELY BLANK IN A KRAFT, BLACK OR WHITE FINISH AND THEY CAN ADD WHATEVER DESIGNER PAPER AND EMBELLISHMENTS THEY WOULD LIKE, BUT ALL OF THE HARD WORK IS DONE.  IT WILL COME WITH INSTRUCTIONS AS WELL AS MEASUREMENTS FOR COMPLETING THE ALBUM.  THE PAGE FLAPS ARE CUT, MEASURED AND SCORED AS WELL AS ANY POCKET THAT MAY BE INCLUDED. YOU JUST NEED TO ADD ADHESIVE AND PLACE WHERE DESIRED.

  1. BASIC 5X7 MINI ALBUM: THIS ALBUM HAS 9 POCKET PAGES WITH SLIDE OUTS, 4 PAGE FLAPS AND 4 POCKETS.

2. GATEFOLD MINI: THIS ONE FEATURES 2 POCKET PAGES WITH PULL OUTS (ONE ON EACH SPINE) AS WELL AS 4 WATERFALL PAGES. AS YOU CAN SEE THERE IS TONS OF SPACE FOR PICTURES HERE.

3. WATERFALL MINI:  THIS ONE IT TALL AND SKINNY.  IT HAS 12 WATERFALL PAGES AND A POCKET FOR MORE STORAGE.  THIS ONE MAKES A GREAT SCHOOL ALBUM OR BABY’S 1ST YEAR MINI.

OH AND I ALMOST FORGOT. THIS IS NOT A MINI BUT STILL BARE BONES.  WELL I GUESS IT COULD BE A MINI BUT CAN ALSO BE A VINTAGE STYLE JOURNAL OR RECIPE BOOK.  THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS.  THE COVER IS OF HEAVY PAPER STOCK AND THE INSIDE MIX MEDIA PAGES ARE EACH COFFEE STAINED FOR THAT VINTAGE FEEL.  INSIDE THERE IS LIGHT WEIGHT PAPER, VELLUM, GLASSINE, CARDSTOCK, ENVELOPES AND DOILIES ALL HANDSTICHED TOGETHER.

COMPOSITION COOKBOOK

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GOOD MORNING EVERYONE. HOPE YOU ARE ALL ENJOYING THIS BEAUTIFUL FALL MORNING.  HERE IN THE NORTH GEORGIA MOUNTAINS IT IS MY FAVORITE TIME OF YEAR, RIGHT BEHIND WINTER.  THE COOL CRISP MORNINGS AND WARM AFTERNOONS, THE COLORFUL TREES AND ALL THE FESTIVALS.  YEAH!!!!

SO TODAY I AM SHARING A SWAP THAT I ENTERED ON MINI ALBUM SCRAPS.  WE HAD TO MAKE A TRUE RECIPE BOOK WITH A COMPOSITION BOOK.  I COVERED THE FRONT WITH GRAPHIC 45 PAPERS AND CUT OUTS, ON THE INSIDE I CREATED 4 DIVIDERS WITH POCKETS TO TUCK EXTRA RECIPES.  CANT WAIT TO SEE WHAT MY SWAP PARTNER SEND BACK.  I JUST LOVE SWAPPING…..:).

HERE IS THE SWAP I RECEIVED IN RETURN.  I ALWAYS LOVE SEEING OTHER PEOPLES STYLE OF CRAFTING. IT’S SO FUN…

 

OLD SCHOOL

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OH HOW I LOVE GRAPHIC 45 PAPER COLLECTIONS.  HERE I HAVE USED “ABC PRIMER” AND LOVE HOW THIS MINI CAME TOGETHER.  THIS ALBUM IS ROUGHLY 5 1/2 X 6 1/2 AND HAS A CRAFTEX SPINE FOR DURABILITY. ON THE INSIDE PULL OUT TABS I HAVE USED MANILA FILE FOLDERS CUT DOWN TO FIT AND COVERED WITH DECORATIVE PAPER ON THE FRONT AND LEFT BLANK ON THE BACK FOR JOURNALING. OH YEAH AND I ALMOST FORGOT THE BEST PART THE PAGES ARE DECORATED CARDSTOCK ON THE FRONT AND CHALKBOARD PAPER ON THE BACK SO YOU CAN WRITE WITH A CHALK MARKER FOR A AUTHENTIC FEEL.

AGAIN,    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS ALBUM…….

 

HAVE A GREAT DAY AND REMEMBER TO ALWAYS DOCUMENT YOU MEMORIES.

PRECIOUS MEMORIES MINI

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1ST OF ALL SORRY FOR THE TERRIBLE PICTURE, THAT IS A SKILL I MUST WORK ON TO PERFECT.

EVERY SHOW I DO EVERYONE ALWAYS ASKED WHY DO I HAVE BABY GIRL MINI’S BUT NO BABY BOY MINI’S.  THE TRUTH IS I AM MORE DRAWN TO THE PINK AND PASTEL COLORS AND FRILLY LACES AND PRETTY FLOWERS, BUT I DO SOMETIMES MAKE A BABY BOY ALBUM, THEY JUST SELL OUT REALLY FAST.  SO HERE IS ONE I RECENTLY PUT TOGETHER.  I USED A BASE BOOK I PURCHASED AT ONE OF THE BIG BOX STORES A WHILE BACK.  IT IS 6X6 AND THE FRONT OF EACH PAGE IS COVERED WITH CANVAS.  SO IT WAS PRETTY EASY TO COME UP WITH A GREAT ALBUM USING GRAPHIC 45 PRECIOUS MEMORIES PAPER PAD.  THERE ARE STILL SOME PINKS IN THE PAPER BUT I USED MOSTLY THE BLUE PATTERS AND THINK IT IS SO CUTE.

MASON JAR RECIPE ALBUM

TODAY I BRING YOU ANOTHER GREAT MINI ALBUM MADE FROM A DIEMOND DIE.  LOVE THE SIZE OF THIS ALBUM, SMALL ENOUGH TO BE A MINI BUT BIG ENOUGH TO HOLD ALL THOSE GREAT MEMORIES OF COOKING WITH GRANDMA.  THIS WOULD BE A GREAT PLACE TO STORE SOME OLD RECIPES AND PICS OF COOKS.  CHECK IT OUT HERE….. 

BABY GIRL MINI

LOVE THIS ONESIE DIE FROM DIEMOND DIES.  IN THE PAST I HAVE MADE ONESIE ALBUMS BUT THEY HAVE ALL BEEN CUT BY HAND, BUT NOT ANYMORE.  THIS IS A GREAT DIE ABOUT 8″ TALL.  THIS IS THE FIRST ONE AND I CAN SEE MANY MORE TO COME IN THE FUTURE. NEXT IS A BOY ALBUM……CHECK BACK SOON.

MAGIC CHEESE MINI :)

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OK, SO I AM BEING A LITTLE SILLY TODAY. I AM CALLING THIS THE MAGIC CHEESE MINI BECAUSE IT IS CREATED FROM A GREAT PAPER PAD CALLED “SAY CHEESE” BUT WOULD BE GREAT FOR A FAMILY VACATION TO THE “MAGIC” KINGDOM.  HA HA. OK, I’M NOT VERY GOOD WITH JOKES……. ANYWAY THIS THING HOLDS A TON OF PHOTOS AND MEMORABILIA.  IT HAS TUCK SPOTS AND TAGS AND POCKETS AND A LARGE AMOUNT OF ROOM FOR JOURNALING. HOPE YOU LIKE.

Vintage Cookbook Mini

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Phew, Glad this one is done…. I started with this idea like several months ago and bought the paper pad and rounded up some of the embellishments i wanted to us, even had an idea of what I wanted it to look like but could not finish until i found the perfect old cutting board and of course I did not want just any old cutting board, it had to have a handle and had to be worn.  Well one day I was wondering around the thrift store and found it for $1.00, what a steal.  It was about the right size, had a handle and had even been worn out and had some staining.  PERFECT….. So I got started and here is what I ended up with. I think it is quite lovely and kind of vintage.  Hit the mark on the head…….

Summer / Beach theme swaps

I’m back with some more swaps.  So the theme of today is the beach.  These swaps are not due to be submitted until August but I could not wait to get them started.  Mostly because I am a little (lot) OCD and when I commit to something I have to jump right on it but I also wanted to try something different to get my creative juices flowing….

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Chunky Tag Swap

On these I covered a chipboard pieces with cardstock and then layered on a beach/ocean them napkin. Once that dried it was time to decorate.  I added sand to the edges, some twine, sea shells and a charm, but thought they needed a little bling.  It is hard to see in these pictures but everywhere water was seen I added wink of stella and looks great like you are looking out over a shimmery ocean.  I love how these came out. Hope the ladies like them.

Altered Clothepins

Here I used the same ocean themed napkins to cover the clothespins.  They had to have a word and charms and this is what I ended up with.  They are group in three’s, so each group has similar inspirational words, 1 beach theme charm and 2 coordinating charms. Not to bad….

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Pen Pal Flip Fold Mini

Again using the beach them I created these 3 little flip fold mini’s. They are pretty simple but I wanted to leave room for the person using them to add there own keepsakes. The front is decorated with a shaker made of sand and ocean colored sequins, twine to add that nautical looks and some more small sea shells.  The inside has several photo spots also edges with the twine and several tuck spots.

After all of these beach themed projects it make me want to go to the ocean…….

Masculine Waterfall Album

OK, so most every mini album you see is flowery and frilly so I decided to come up with a simple MANLY album. I used a small hammer for the spine and waterfall style pages on the inside. It is simple and would be a great album for anyone who loves to work in the wood shop.
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Vintage Inspired

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Hello everyone, hope it is a beautiful day where you are.

Today I am sharing a mini album / card organizer… I started with a ring bound card organizer and just kept adding and adding and adding and this is what I ended up with…..This album features 12 monthly card pages with deep pockets as well as room on the back of each page for a picture or notes…The cover and base pages are made from heavy chipboard and the very chunky spine is covered in a printed leather all decked out with vintage style embellishments and lace. I like how the cover turned out, I was going for a vintage trunk look with all the different stamps and stickers.

As you can see this is no MINI, yes the size is 6×8 but it is definitely no mall album.

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…….

Wintertime Mini

Her is another great mini album from a scrapbook page kit.  Today you will see pictures of a 6×9 flip fold mini album.  As you can see there is tons of room for pictures and journaling plus addition pull out tags for addition space.

I will be teaching how to create the base of this album at another one of my classes in July. Will will create the base from craft paper and you can take it home and add your designer paper, embellishments and pictures.

To find out more about my upcoming classes mail for more information:  tamaramartin@windstream.net

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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.

BABY GIRL

IT WOULD SEEM LIKE LATELY, EVERY CRAFT SHOW I HAVE BEEN AT, SOMEONE IS LOOKING FOR BABY GIRL SCRAPBOOKS.  WELL NEEDLESS TO SAY I SOLD MY LAST GIRL ALBUM AND ONLY HAD BOY ALBUMS LEFT. SO HERE’S THE LATEST IN BABY SCRAPBOOKS. THE FIRST PIC IS THE FRONT OF THE ALBUM WHICH CAN BE HUNG ON THE WALL FOR A CUTE BABY ROOM DISPLAY. THE SECOND PICTURE IS OF EACH OF THE PAGES.  ENJOYIMG_20151101_152943436IMG_20151101_145012987