Carta Bella Summer Lovin’ Mini Album

I know spring has just arrived but can’t help being in the mood for summer 😊 So, this week I designed and created this fun mini album using the summer themed paper collection from Carta Bella called Summer Lovin’.

Here are a few photos of the design project.


The 3D umbrella accent is from Silhouette America and Snapdragon Snippets #262831 and it adds the perfect touch to this whimsical ode to summer.

There are 3 base pages that flip out to store lots of photos as well as multiple pockets for summer treasures. A mini booklet and flip page provide space for journaling summer memories.

Now back to designing for spring! 😉

Graphic 45 “Imagine” NoteBook

I needed to create a cover and pockets for a notebook I will be using when meeting with clients and to sketch designs. I decided to use the inspirational paper collection “Imagine” from Graphic 45.


I took a clearance sale notebook from Office Depot and transformed the cover, inside front, and back. I added a slip pocket and flap pocket and topped the notebook off with a charm I created from bits of gears, beads, and a cut-a-part from the collection.

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Stamperia “Atelier” Mini Album

Always looking for new paper collections and found this one a Scrap N Create Retreat last year. Stamperia is new to me, however, I immediately fell in love with the beautiful paper designs and colors. I will put a link to the website below this post.

I designed and created this mini album to be used in a portrait or landscape version. It features two tags per envelope page for lots of photos and journaling.

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#G45Album Challenge Project: Rotating Explosion Album Using “Baby 2 Bride”

I designed and created this pyramid album using the beautiful Baby 2 Bride Deluxe Collector’s Edition from Graphic 45. The papers, chipboard elements, and sticker sheet are so exquisitely designed and lent to the overall look I was going for in the project design.


As equally as beautiful are the paper flowers and crystals from Prima Marketing Inc. which also lent to the design elements I envisioned as I was pulling the components together.

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I finished the majority of the page edges, chipboard, and album embellishments with Tea Dye Distress Ink from Tim Holtz/Ranger. I wanted to achieve a delicate edge to compliment the designer paper.

#G45Album Challenge Project

For this design project I chose the beautiful tropic themed Tropical Travelogue paper collection from Graphic 45.



I used the 8×8 paper pad that comes with a variety of cut-a-parts. Additionally, I used Prima Marketing Inc Opal Magic and Metallique Acrylic Paints, Liquitex Gesso and Light Modeling Paste. The hardware for the wooden box comes from AliExpress, and the two wooden trays that I used for the album box came from Michael’s Stores.

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The 4×4 mini album features (3) fold out pages with pockets designed to hold photos, memorabilia, or tag. I used bits of the designer papers and cut-a-parts for additional elements.

Getting March Home Decor Ready

Getting the front entry window ready for March.

Silhouette Design Store Numbers:
Design #75408,75409 – Snapdragon Snippets Medium and Large 3D Shamrock with stand

Design #55883 – 3D Bunch of Clover

Used the Shamrock Collection from Authentique (gifted to me by the awesome Ginger Ropp from @My Sisters Scrapper). 😊

Wreath complete.

March door wreath is done. I used Design #2032 for the welcome. Resized it to fit the wreath base.
Since I already had a green foam wreath, all I did was add two strips of white fabric, some faux vine, glittery foam shamrocks, and lucky coins. I made the bow and tails from the same white fabric and added green ribbon to tie it all together.