Flight Bag and Mini Album Instructions Now Available

The day is here!, just posted the full set of instructions to make the flight bag and mini album I designed. Click on the link below to find it in my Etsy shop!


I will be uploading the tutorials on this blog as soon as each edited section is complete. The tutorial will feature a different paper line, Carta Bella Paper Company’s “Metropolitan Girl”.

Remember, you can watch the original video walk through of this project on my YouTube channel.

What’s Coming? – Exciting News!

I’ve been working diligently for the last several weeks to finally complete the instructions and video tutorial series for the flight bag and mini album I designed last fall.

The written instructions are almost complete and will be available for purchase in my Etsy shop. Instructions include color photo references, all the measurements, and supply list. Links on where to buy some of the supplies are provided.

The accompanying video tutorial series will be posted on my blog under “tutorials”.

The original design project featured Paper Phenomenon’s “Flight 2715” paper collection. However, I will be using Carta Bella Paper’s “Metropolitan Girl” for tutorial.

Here is a link to the original YouTube walk-through as a reference to the project.

Stay tuned! I will announce when the instructions are uploaded to my Etsy shop.


PhotoPlay “Man Card” Mini Album

Father’s Day is quickly approaching and what better way to jump start a design project!

For this design project, I created a 5.5” X 8.5” mini album inspired by the very dapper “Man Card” paper collection from @photoplaypaper. This collection certainly inspires a masculine themed project with a bit of gentlemanly class and whimsy.

The album features lots of pockets and tuck spots which highlight the many cut-a-parts and sticker elements from the collection. A five-page pocket album design also features two large tags that pullout from the top and sides of each pocket page. To tie in the “dapper” look in the papers, I styled a menswear looking vest pocket on the inside cover. With the addition of buttons and some chain details completing the look, it is a good opening page for the album.

Other features include a full pullout of 5 photo mats (10 including the other side) in the back of the album, a multi-functional belly band, and metal hardware closure.

#G45LightSide – Imagine Rotating Desk Caddy

Sharing another Graphic 45 challenge project #G45LightSide. This time I designed and created a rotating desk caddy. I used a thrifted guest towel holder, courtesy of my sister Mary :).

The desk caddy measures 13″ tall with about a 5″ diameter base. Though it is not very large, with the treat cups and rotating base, it provides plenty of accessibility to tools, “treats”- which every crafter needs ;), or a place to put small pieces of scrap paper.

I hope you enjoy this short video walk through and are inspired to create your own rotating desk caddy.

Greeting Card File

I made the base for these card files a long time ago but never finished it🤭😳😑. Work got in the way.😉

However, this week is about finishing unfinished projects. Love how this one turned out!

Lori Whitlock’s “3 A2 Magazine Holder w/Base” (#123191).

I made the file labels with (Corona 4 Typewriter font), and the Celebrations and Rememberances w/ Dream State font. I offset these titles and popped them up w/ foam squares to make them stand out.

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I used the Silhouette “print and cut” feature to save time on file labels and titles.

49 And Market Paper Goods “Captured Adventures” Mini Album

Just a few preview photos of my upcoming video walk through for the mini album I designed and created using the monochromatic themed paper collection “Captured Adventures” from 49 and Market Paper Goods.

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I truly love the papers (a bit thicker than normal cardstock), laser elements, and cut-a-parts featured in this collection.

I incorporated a different way to attach an album spine, added lots of window elements, pockets, tuck spots, and a fun fold out on the front and back inside covers.

Stay tuned to this blog and my YouTube channel to see more of this project design!