Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Secret garden mini

Cute little coin envelope mini I made for a swap on Mini Album Scraps Ning we had to make a garden themed mini out of coin envelopes or coffee sleeves. This one is made with 6 coin envelopes and chipboard covers. I used Prima's Nature's Garden paper along with paint, stamping, dimensional stickers, vellum garden fairy stickers, twine, burlap, eyelets and glimmer misted canvas binding. It's a tiny little mini that came out super cute.


just a couple of tags that I made following along with Anna Dabrowska on Ustream 
I used old paper scraps, and I didn't have the same embellishments so I improvised and cut some shapes (the crown and the bird) with my cricut, which is great because it's made me want to use my cricut again! I really love how these came together, I have to play with these techniques again!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Paper Clip Swap

Just a little peek at the Embellished Paper Clip swap I joined at Mini Album Scraps
It's been a while since I participated in a swap so I thought I would start off with a smallish project and when I saw the paper clip swap I though it would be fun and simple.
I decided to do a little stamping, with some Inkadinkado Inchie stamps, coloring with twinkle H2Os (my fave!) then I embossed the whole image with clear embossing powder to give it some shine.  Embellished with little "bling" stickers from Stampendous and Voila!
Fun embellishments for mini book, cards, whatever!

Thursday, July 19, 2012


This weekend I had the absolute pleasure of taking a class with the fabulous Anna Dabrowska, a mixed media artist who traveled from her native Poland to teach several classes in the US.  I was fortunate enough to attend the one she taught at Everything Scrapbook and Stamps in Lake Worth FL

We started with a Prima Resist Canvas Covers
Embellished with Canvas word, resist canvas flowers  and a bunch of other stuff including buttons and lace etc.  Then painted with various sprays, pigment powders and acrylic paints. The whole thing is just layers and layers built on top of each other, creating a  complex composition that is integrated and intriguing to look at.  Kind of messy process but oh so much fun! I came home with dirty, inky fingers and a gorgeous project.
We also did o couple of pages for the inside using different techniques.  I have been scrapping for a long time but I learned so much from this one class.  Thanks you so much Anna!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Birds and Flowers

I just finished another mini, this one is an envelope album with a paper spine that I embellished with ribbon.  This mini is full of cute birds and flowers, I especially love the fabric stitched bird and birdhouse stickers from Heidi Grace.

More pictures here

Friday, July 6, 2012

Seaside Holiday

I just love the Tropical Travelogue collection form Graphic 45 
Here's the cute little mini I made with these fab papers and a burlap covered spine.
The dimensional flowers were all hand made, I finally found a technique for creating beautiful flowers that I can customize with distress inks

More photos of this mini here