Friday, September 28, 2012


Happy Friday!!
Another week has gone by so quickly and Halloween is fast approaching.  Here's another Halloween layout that I worked on last night.  I was so inspired by the clock paper included in the Black Widow collection by We R Memory Keepers. 
The top border was made using the Martha Stewart punch as well as the web corner punch for the photo mats. 
The title was cut from the Happy Hauntings cartridge.  Then I added a few 3-D stickers by Jolee.

On the clock I added a metal clock by Tim Holtz.  The black photo frame was also cut from Happy Hauntings cart.  For the moon I cut out a circle with Mini Monograms cart and distressed it with black ink.  The glitter ghost is by Recollections.
Hope you enjoy the weekend!

Thoughts of Encouragement

"Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you who belong to Christ Jesus." -- 1 Thessalonians 5:18

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Trick or Treat Mini Album--Part II

Today I am posting the rest of my Halloween Trick or Treat min1 album.  This page lifts up and has room for three 4" x 6" photos.

The Halloween banner and skeleton head are stickers by Recollections.  The skeleton head doily pulls out as a tag where you can place a photo.

The "Witch Is In" photo mat.

These are small photo mats when opened.
"Scary" photo mat.
Another photo mat using the Martha Stewart ghost corner punch.
. . . and finally the back cover.
I love making mini albums, but I think this one has been one of my favorites.  Thank you for stopping by to view my blog.

Thoughts of Encouragement

Change the image you have of yourself on the inside.  Get a new vision.  Make sure your eyes are filled with light. -- Joel Osteen

Monday, September 24, 2012

Trick or Treat Mini Album

Good Monday Morning Friends!
A couple of weekends ago, I attended a crop at Michaels and I worked on this stack the deck mini.  You can go to this site to learn how to make the stack the deck by Laura Denison.

This is the inside cover decorated with lots of stickers and a purple swirl of rhinestones.

I used the Spiderweb embossing folder by Cuttlebug and then distressed the paper with Tim Holtz black ink. 

Each of the envelopes has this insert where you can place pictures.  It is decorated with the Tim Holtz distressed doily die.  Also used the spider web corner punch by Martha Stewart throughout this mini.
The spiderweb punch by Martha Stewart was used to hold a few tags.  The black cat sticker by K and Company.
Here's a folder to hold pictures.  It was decorated with rhinestones and the Brackets on the edge die by Tim Holtz.
Inside view of the folder with the gooey drip punch by Martha Stewart and the Top Note die by Stampin' Up.
Another Spiderweb with Happy Halloween sticker.

This is about half of the mini which is made with six invitation envelopes measuring 4-3/4" x 6".  Hope you liked it and will come back to view the second half.
Blessing to everyone!

Thoughts of Encouragement

God desires to be first in your life, not your last resort.  --Joel Osteen

Friday, September 21, 2012

Happy Halloween Frame

Well we've come to the end of another week and its been a busy week.  For my post today I made this quick Halloween frame.
Using a sheet from the Halloween and Fall stack by DCWV, I embellished it with lots of stickers from my stash.

This was a quick and easy project to make and I love how it turned out.
Have a blessed weekend.

Thoughts of Encourgement

When you consider what God has laid  on your heart and mind to do, ask Him for the wisdom and strength to begin well and finish strong!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Pursuit of Happiness Mini Album

Here's my completed mini memory album by S-E-I. 
I decided to title it "pursuit of happiness."
I plan to keep things that make me happy in this album, photos, quotes, tickets, you might say its my personal smash book.
Hope you have a happy day!

Thoughts of Encouragement

It is a simple but profound truth: Happiness is a choice.  When you get up, you can choose to be happy and enjoy that day, or you can choose to be unhappy and go around with a sour attitude.  It's up to you! -- Joel Osteen

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Mini Memory Album

Good Wednesday morning!
This is my second project from this month's S-E-I paper crafts kit.  It's a 6" x 6" memory book kit which includes ten 2-page layouts.  All supplies were included.  The only thing I added was the Martha Stewart corner punch.  Hope you like the first half of this album.

I'll post the other half tomorrow.  Thanks for stopping by.

Thoughts of Encouragement

Make it one of your life's ambitions to keep God's Word within reach and within your heart.-- Joel Osteen

Monday, September 17, 2012


Good morning everyone!
As Halloween approaches, I find myself working on more frightful projects.  I'm juggling a couple of mini albums and several layouts, hoping to finish them before the ghouls arrive. 
Oops, one of the rhinestones on the chandelier moved.
Supplies used:
Black Widow paper pack by We R Memory Keepers
K and Company chipboard stickers
Martha Stewart punches
Recollections rhinestones
Wilton black doily
Tim Holtz distressed doily die
Thanks for stopping by.

Thoughts of Encouragement

When you choose to trust God, there is a peace that settles on the inside of your heart.  -- Joel Osteen

Friday, September 14, 2012

"Welcome" Wall Hanging

Today, I want to share one of six projects that were included in my September S-E-I crafts kit.  It's a beautiful Welcome Wall Hanging.
As I mentioned before, the S-E-I kits come with easy instructions and beautiful papers and embellishments.
I made the brown Rosette and added the Welcome tag to it.
The flowers, leaves and butterflies are two-sided and I chose the glimmer side to decorate my wall hanging.
Now I have a new Welcome sign for my craft room.
Hope you have a blessed weekend.

Thoughts of Encouragement

God is not just there so we can turn to Him when we need Him; He is there because we always need Him. -- Joel Osteen

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Are you ready for some more of Graphic 45's Fashionista paper? 
Well here's a two-page layout using not only this paper line, but also using my new Lucky 8 Tatted Doily punch by We R Memory Keepers.
I used the negative cut from the Valentine Flourishes die by Sizzix for the side border.  "Chic" was cut with the Forever Young cartridge.  In the center I used an 8" Wilton black doily.  The blue flowers were made with Stampin' Up's scallop circle punch and Spellbinders spiral blossom die.
Here's the actual cut Valentine Flourishes.  On the black picture mats the corners were punched with a Martha Stewart corner punch.  Added a pretty black rhinestone flourish by Recollections.
Again thank you for visiting my blog and please come back.
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