New eBay listings!

My oh my, I am so far behind on posting...AGAIN! I have two new albums listed on ebay right now. Both were created using DCWV papers. 

The first is from the Garden Party line, and I chose to use only the teal, green, and brown coordinating pages. 

With an any occasion theme, it's sure to suit a variety of your photos. Each page is adorned with butterflies and pretty prima flowers. 

It's 7x8 inches and features tabbed inner pages. Check it out! 

Secondly, is a 6x9 inch album with mixed shape pages. 

I made it using DCWV's Rustic papers. I just love every page in this line. Can't wait to use more! I named it Shine, using a K&Co chipboard word sticker. I was really impressed to find stickers that matched this line just right! It is very seldom I can cross brands and be happy with the way they go together. 

I scissor distressed each layer of the photo mats in it again, I tell you I'm hooked on that technique! 

I used stacked word stickers by K&Co to give each page a little bit of inspiration for choosing the perfect photo. A couple of gem swirl packs later... ta-da! Check out all the pictures here on ebay! 
Thank for reading, and have a great week :)

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Pocket Full Of Papers Cancer Awarness Charity

Hello! I hope you like the new look to my blog, I had to do just a touch of fall decorating!

My post today is to announce that I have joined a new design team on ebay. You may have heard of them before... Pocket Full Of Papers! If you haven't, you had definitely better go check out their listings!! They are truly an elite group of paper crafters. I am so happy to be a member!October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and PFOP is holding it's annual charity auctions to support Susan G. Komen for the Cure!

Each members listing with the word "PINK" in the title will be donating a percentage of the final selling price to help save lives and end breast cancer forever.

Here is the beautiful album I have contributed, I posted on it a couple days ago,if you missed it you can find it here.

Inspiring Butterflies!

Well I think I said in my last post, that I loved fall/Halloween colors... Don't get me wrong, I do love this time of year. though the leaves have just begun to change here in southern Colorado, I really want to be done paper crafting in fall colors! I've still got some albums to finish up, but I had to take a break. This is what I came up with!
I knew after flipping through the pages of the DCWV Garden Party Stack at JoAnns I would be using some of the pages pretty quick!

One of them had glitter swirls atop various sizes of beautiful butterflies-- it is so pretty! I think I had the butterflies cut cut out before I even set up the album :) I also made many handmade flowers. I must say, luckily my DH was happy to help me out with these!! First I traced a circle shape and tore it out. Then I crumpled them into tiny balls and rolled the around and around and around..(get the picture?) in the palms of my hands. When you un-crumple them they are full of texture and the torn edges have been smoothed perfectly. I really like them! I have seen many similar ones, but I really like the *been pulverized* look!

So I went through my chipboard pages stash, picked out a couple pages from my Michaels $1 albums and traced and cut out the rest with my own hand drawn templates.

This page is from the butterfly album from Michaels but I trimmed the tops and bottoms off the wings so the shape better fit the butterflies on the pages. I never did like the shape of that butterfly album anyway! ;) I love this quote, i got it from Be sure to check there next time you are in need of a neat quote.

There aren't many DCWV embellishments, but I did find some K&Co epoxy stickers that matched great and really helped me with the theme of the album.
And there it is! I hope you like it as much as I do :) Check it out on ebay!

Let's Go A Haunting!

I love Halloween, it's one of my favorite holidays. Fall comes in colors of red, orange, brown...then BAM, Halloween comes and throws in purple and black and green, making for one of the most awesome color pallets!
Tonight I listed my first Halloween album. I like the horizontal rectangle, it gives great little layouts just the right room. This paper line is called Haunted by Cosmo Cricket. Yeah, I LOVE me some Cosmo Cricket!! The paper pack comes with awesome stickers, so you can't help but spend the extra $$$ and get the chipboard shapes that the stickers fit perfectly over top of!
After all that careful tracing, cutting, gluing, and of course finally sanding every edge, I had one pretty neat album to fill :) I have to point out one funny thing... this dang little swirl is suppose to show the bats flight pattern right? I made it from one straight row of connected pearls and it was soooo hard to get it right! LOL!
I love how this page turned out, I cut that leafy-vine-flourish thing out by hand and inked the chipboard bat with metallic ink. This picture really doesn't do it justice now that I stare at it for awhile! LOL
I have been a little bored with the usual machine stitching lately so I scribble stitched some photo mat corners by hand with orange thread. I scissor distressed all the photo mats and a few accents too. I think it turned out alright, I already have some plans for an album to finish off the papers though! Check it on ebay!