May 29, 2017

Celebrating You - MIni Album

Hello Friends, and welcome to my blog today.  Today is a personal post; For my brother in law who turned 60 this past weekend!

 Family, we have many reasons to get together, to fellowship and to share love, laughter and stories. This past weekend, my husband and I attended a 60th Birthday celebration for a family member.  One of my hubby's younger brothers had turned 60 and it was a time for celebration.

With that in mind, what do you get for someone, who is turning 60? His nick name is Farmer Mark; he is called that, as he and his family own a Black Angus Farm in Ayr, Ontario. (Oakridge Acres)    5 years ago, they introduced Bison into their farm. And they are very busy with the onsite retail store on their property.  A year ago, my sister in law shared some photos with me that they had done professionally for me to scrapbook.  And i have to say, i finally got the chance to do that in this mini album.

Now, i kept this mini album rather simple, i didnt add flowers; nor did i add any flip folds ( i know crazy right) , i wanted the album to be simple, yet elegant and i also wanted to showcase these photos of my brother in law.  I took photos of the album, before i handed it over this past weekend. I thought that this collection would be perfect for these photos, as i know that Mark works very hard on his farm; that they do not take holidays very often; and that to many, he truly is a "Everyday Hero"

I wanted to share some photos with you, but first, i wanted to say, that putting this together took about 4 -5 hours, from start to finish; i used the Everyday Heros collection from Heartfelt Creations and this collection is still available on their website i will link in the bottom; Here are some photos

inside cover and front page.  Farmer Mark in front of his Bison Herd

I left a few pages at the back for them to add a few photos of their own with plenty of journal mats to go with it. 

last page and inside back cover.

album at a glance.

cover detail

Everyday Heros Collection; Flip Fold album in black; vintage photo distress ink; 

Happy Scrapping!

May 24, 2017

You are Beautiful to Me

Welcome to another Heartfelt Creations Inspiration Wednesday.  

Today i am sharing a small Folio project with you using the Classic Petunia collection.

There are so many ways you can mold this flower and the team has done a fabulous job showcasing this collection.  I created this folio by using a few papers from the collection as two main folders then using the We r Memory Keepers Tab punch to add tabs to each small folder; or additional page i added.  In total there are 15 small pages in this little beauty.

I wish i would have had time to do a video for you, :( 

Here is the Folio standing up; and view of front cover; 

Happy Scrapping!

Beautiful to Me Folio
PGM15016 Frosting Powder
PGM15015 Crystal Clear
1259723 Art Institute (Dries Clear)
HCST1-401- Deluxe Flower Shaping Tool Kit
HCDA2 450 Stack and Store Daubers
173842 Scor Pal

Other Material: Distress Inks; dusty concord; Mowed Lawn; Vintage Photo; Foam Adhesive; canson water paper; Rock Candy Crackle; Coffee Archival Ink; Pollens; white card stock; hole punch; we are memories tag punch; corner rounder’ seaming binding; heat tool; album rings; May arts ribbon and gold thread.

Watch this video to see how to shape the Classic Petunias.

Instructions: I first create two folders by cutting papers from the collection and using my scor pal.  Measuring 5.5 x 9.5 and scoring them in half, I cut papers in the collection to match the size and add to inside of the folders and add additional journal cards and photo mats to create about 15 pages worth.  I put all papers together and use my crop o dile to punch holes so i can add some rings.  I punched out tabs using the we r memory keepers tab punch and ink with dusty concord. I stamp and cut a set of the large petunias, and a set of the small petunias for the cover along with leaves.  I stamped and cut the corner part from the Bouquet die, I colored all the leaves with mowed lawn and the flowers i used dusty concord. Following Emma Lous video i created my petunias and added stamens.  I used the frosting powder and crystal clear to detail my flowers.  I colored the seam binding using the reinker and placing it in a bag to color it.  I then heat set it to dry to the seam binding will wrinkle. I then cut a journal card for the cover to create a small flip; and I have flips throughout this mini Folio.  Attach your album rings and add some ribbon.  Wrap ribbon around the entire folio and add some gold thread. Complete as shown.