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!



Pyramid Explosion Mini Album Tutorial Post

I have uploaded a tutorial on my YouTube channel and under “tutorials” on this blog for the pyramid explosion mini album I designed and created. You may have seen the first pyramid explosion mini album I made a month or two ago using Graphic 45 “Baby2Bride”.

For this tutorial, I used the beautifully designed “Time is an Illusion” paper collection from Stamperia.

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For this tutorial, I used a new video editing software. I hope to improve as I create more videos with the software, thus enhancing your viewing experience. So, thanks in advance for your patience. πŸ™‚

The tutorial project introduces you to new embellishment features as well as new and improved techniques used in creating the mini album and overall design.

Some of the products I used are from Tim Holtz (chain tassels), Prima Marketing Inc (hardware), and Bead Landing (Found Objects – gears).

I hope you are inspired to create your own pyramid explosion mini album after watching the tutorial.

Thank you so much for your continued support for this blog and YouTube channel.




#G45MixandMatch Decor Design

I designed this decor piece as a photo holder. I used 2” X 4” scraps of Playtime Past, Time to Flourish, Bird Song, and Proper Gentleman. It measures 3.75″ X 4.50″.

There are twenty-four wedges grouped in three sets to form the photo holder. I finished off the decor piece with a handmade tassel, some metal accent pieces, distressed edges, and a wood base.


Carta Bella Summer Lovin’ Denim Canvas

Just completed a quick denim canvas project using the fun summer inspired paper collection from Carta Bella, Summer Lovin’.

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I managed to capture my sweet niece Jinji, just at the right time and angle!

Using an ArtDistrict stretched denim 11” x 14” canvas as by base, I sprayed a diluted mixture of bleach and water all over the canvas and set it out to dry. I then layered Liquitex gesso and blended fibers over the canvas and finished everything off with Prima Marketing Inc/Finnabair Opal Magic in Blue Violet and Teal Pink.

Floral pieces are from S.E.I. Crafts and my flower stash, centers for the flowers are from Queen and Company.