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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Your lucky day

Miss me? In case you were wondering,....  Spring break is over! Woohoo! Life is returning to "normal." Crafting has resumed. Don't get me wrong. I love spending time with my little guy. And we have plenty of fun times running around and doing stuff together. But sometimes a two week break from school can feel like an eternity to a bored six year old on stay-cation from school, not to mention the mom of said six year old.
 Quick little gift/handout for my friends from church.
The message is tucked inside the Pot-o-gold.

And to insure they chocolates stay in tact, I bagged the ones that I have to drop at the door.

I created the cauldron pocket card using DesignStudio and George & Basic Shapes. I inked it with Fresh Snow (PTI) before gluing it all together. I popped a couple small holes in the handles to attach the wire handle. The simple rainbow is made from incrementally sized circles cut by hand from some bright colored papers, layered, then cut in half, and glued to the back of the cauldron. I considered cutting out the center so that it would be an arch instead of a half-circle but these chocolates are a bit heavy. Keeping the center helped to add a bit of sturdiness to the card.

Hope you're having a great week! Thanks for visiting.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Clutch-style Album

I was a bit MIA last week with good reason.... I was busy making a little something.
My sister-in-law celebrated her birthday on Saturday. She also has become a grandma twice this past year!
So instead of just sending her a card this year I decided to put together a mini album for her to start collecting pics of her grand babies in.
I have a hard time calling this a "mini" album since it's quite large. And most of the panels and tags will hold normal size photos prints which will require very little trimming.
Each page set has a front panel that lifts up. Inside is a standard panel and a large pocket holding a good-sized folded tag.  Then on the back is another pocket, this one a wee bit smaller with an additional pullout panel.
When the wrap-around cover is opened there is a nice slip-through pocket at the bottom. It has a folded pullout tag in it.
And once all of the pages have been opened there is a very large pocket in the back holding another folded double-panel tag.
As you can see, ooodles of space to put pictures of grandma's pride and joy!

The ideas for creating this album came from Kathy's "Femme Fatale" clutch mini album. I just didn't need the lace and frills since the grand babies are boys. Additionally, I used the "Hidden Hinge" concept so that the exposed hinges were nice and neat. The papers all came from DCWV: Nana's Kids, All About Boys and Stripes and Dots.

THANKS KATHY! for inspiring me to be crafty with your ingenious ideas.
And thank you for visiting today. Have a wonderful day!