Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Card Contest Entry

This is my entry for Sarah Bertein's Christmas Card Contest. I was thrilled that she created the contest and couldn't wait to receive my "kit"! She sends a blank white card, couple of circles and scallop-circles and 2 pieces of decorative paper. That's it; so simple.

This contest made me step out of my routine of Christmas-card-making and try some different elements. I've never made a card like this one and it inspired me to create others that are similar -- love that!

If you get a chance, hop over the facebook.com/sarahcrafts today and put in a good word for my card! Check out the other entries too! Lots of good ones!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Chipboard Scrapbook Makes a Great Gift

Chipboard Album

This was a fun album to make! I was really in a creative groove when I put it together. I just love it when things flow and new ideas come together! Created from sturdy chipboard and covered in warm colored paper, this album has many surfaces ready to be decorated. Add your own pictures and journal and you've got a keepsake. Makes an unforgettable gift!

3 Rings on both sides of album are embellished with fun ribbons. The front leaves room for a title, picture, or date.

The first panel on the inside has plenty of room for journaling. The middle section has a file folder with pockets, tags and more room for pictures. The panel on the right has multiple flaps, hinged at the top. Add photos and journal on both sides of each flap and you can add LOTS of greatness to this album!

The back is blank along with one other back panel. Add a great photo or leave it blank, you decide!

Please visit my Etsy store for more information on this product and others.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Finished My Etsy Christmas Albums!

cow, cat & goat


more farm animals

The finished album!

At the end of October I posted a sneak peak of my "repurposed" Christmas tag album. Well... drum roll... I finished it! Yea! It's a terrific reflection of the tradition of Christmas with its rich colors and images. I bound it with a fun, silver, twisty wire -- make it any shape you like! I aged the tags with a little bit of watercolor spotting and it really brought the whole thing together.

This is a 4-fold Christmas album from my past. I used to love to make these and then I stopped for one reason or another. I had never completed this one so I decided to make it happen! I added ribbons, a buckle, the letter "C" and presto... Scrapbook Completed!!! Makes a great gift!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

New Christmas products listed on Etsy!

I'm proud of myself for getting my Christmas tags listed today in my Etsy shop! I'm working on a cellophane gift bag for each listing too -- that way they can be given as a gift. So fun!