Saturday, October 29, 2011


Well its that time again and my turn to give you some sneak peeks of the Paper Niche November Monthly Kit.  What can I say?  Gine has done it again, that girl really has the midas touch for selecting just the right papers and embellishments to get your mind and creativity stirred.

This month's kit has such a nice combo of bright colors and muted along with graphic and vintage designs.  Sounds weird right?  But hey its not - the combos work fabulously together.  Dont forget to check out the Paper Niche blog for the sneak peaks from our talented team :)

Here are some peeks of what I did with this luscious kit.

Happy Scrapping!!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Halloween ATC Swap

I went to the ATC Swap Club at the Paper Niche today and had a great time.  I received 10 awesome ATC's from very talented ladies.  So much work goes into these little treasures, I really enjoyed myself.

Here are the ATCs that I made for the swap.

I used the following to make the ATCs :

Bazzill cardstock
Cricut cartridge - a child's year
Maya Road tags
Best Creations Glitter Paper
Bazzill Fiber
Jewerly Tag
Martha Stewart Punch
Printworks Stamp
NRN Designs Demin Paper
Copic Markers
Versamagic Java Ink
Michael's - Glitter Ghosts

Thursday, October 20, 2011

PFOP Charity Challenge

The PFOP team has another challenge this month.  It is a charity auction with a western theme.  Corral A Cure.

I decided to make this mini album and will donate 100% to the Susan G. Komen for a cure Breast Cancer Foundation. 

Please stop by PFOP and see what the PFOP team has posted on ebay.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Using 3D Elements

I love making all kinds of mini albums.  I personally like to make the cover first because that helps me set the premise for creating the rest of the pages inside.  I also want to make sure that my album cover gets your attention from the first moment you see it.

One of the ways that I initiate interest on my album covers is by using 3D elements whenever possible; and using a wood piece is an excellent way to decorate an album cover and catch your attention.

Wood pieces come in different patterns, below are four albums I have made with 4 different themes.  The covers or introduction to the album speaks for itself.  There is no mistaking what the theme of the album will be by the wood piece that is shown on the cover.

Next time you are contemplating making an album, think about your theme first - and then go shopping for a cute 3D wood piece.  You will be amazed at how many choices you have.  Oh, as an added tip, when adhering your wood piece to your cover be sure to use a strong liquid glue such as Beacon’s fabri-tac or zip-dry.  These adhesives dry fast and clear.  Happy Scrapping!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Layouts for October

The Paper Niche reveal was late in coming this month due to the store moving into a bigger location.  So then it kind of messed up my routine and I forgot to post my design kit.  This month I created four layouts and didnt make an album.  I know shocker, but the end of the year is always so busy for me and then added to that was the move of the store.  I just got back from a family trip to Minn (it was cold) and now getting ready to go to Epcot.  I hope to get lots of really good pictures at Epcot.

The monthly designer kit was again fabulous and loaded with cool goodies -

I used a stencil for the base page with glimmer mist then I added paint

For added texture I used water and glimmer mist on patterned paper then crunched it and added ink

I used my zutter distress machine on these papers then sprayed glimmer mist

I used a paint brush and flicked the paint on the base page

Sunday, October 09, 2011

New Mini Albums

I've been very busy lately but still had time to make these two cute albums.  I started them while in Orlando at SDV. 

Fall Album - cover made of chipboard and pages made with envelopes.  The binding is heavy fabric.  This album was made for a challenge I participated in with PFOP

For more pics click here

Baby Onesie Album - cover and pages made of chipboard.  Perfect for baby girl.

Friday, October 07, 2011

More Sneak Peaks

The final reveal of the October Paper Niche Kit will be posted soon, in the meantime thought I would give you some more sneak peaks!

Monday, October 03, 2011

Scrapstreet Oct Issue is revealed

I am so excited about this issue because it has my first published article!!

If you have not subscribed to this awesome e-mag you must go check out - its loaded with lots of inspiration and tips. 

See the rest of the new staff writers and their work and check out my article!! 

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Fairy Weekend Class @ Paper Niche

The fairy weekend classes are almost over .... I taught my Fairy Album class yesterday and wanted to show some pic I took.  The new location for Paper Niche is now open!!  The space is huge and the crop room is fabulous. 

I want to thank everyone that came to class, and those that ordered kits.  For the ladies that ordered the kits I promised a you tube video of the pages and of course just email for any questions.

Thank you and enjoy.

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