Monday, August 28, 2017

Summer Watermelon Photo Album

Hi! Today I am sharing a little album I made for some of those summer photos I'd like to share with my family. I made this album using Summer Melon Word Album and Watermelon Girls Digi Stamps and Watermelon Boys Digi Stamps.

The finished album is about 13 inches by 3 3/4 inches. I used papers from "Melon Patch" by Craft Smith and "Joie De Vivre" by DCWV for my pages. I colored the images, which are about 2 1/2 inches tall with my Spectrum Noir and Colorista Markers.
Here are close-ups of each page.

I bound it all together using my Your Story.

This was such a fun, easy project! 
I'd love to hear what you think. 

Monday, August 21, 2017

Camera Mini Album Set


Hi! With all those vacation photos we are all taking, I thought I'd make a mini album set to share with you. For my set I used Camera Trio and Filmstrip Frames from My Scrap Chick.

Film Strip Frames: click to enlarge
Camera Trio

My Scrap Chick files: Camera Trio and Filmstrip Frames 
Papers & Cardstock: "Dots, Stripes and Plaids" by DCWV, colored cardstock by Recollections
Orange raffia
7/8 inch button
Glue & adhesive runner
Hot glue gun
Your Story machine

Following the included instructions for assembly, I made the camera box 5 3/4 inches long by 4 1/2 inches wide.

I used pieces from the Camera Box file to make the mini album. I welded two camera background pieces together with a one inch strip between them. I added four score lines along the center strip. This piece is 3 1/2 inches by 10 1/2 inches. Decorate the front of this piece, when folded in half.

I made four double sided filmstrip pages using the double opening filmstrip. I glued the black frames to the front and back of the white bases, along the bottom and both side, leaving the tops open so photos would be easy to add. I ran four strips of hot glue down the spine, then put the four filmstrip pages in pushed up as far as they will go into the spine. Making sure they were straight, I heated the spine in my Your Story machine.The mini album measures 5 1/4 by 3 1/2 inches.

The box is large enough to fit three or four mini albums, so you could fit a who;e summer's worth of memories in one box.

I love how this project turned out! If you love mini albums give this project a try. If you like my camera mini album set please leave a comment. I love to hear from you!

Happy Crafting! ~ Shirley

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Color My World Marker Holder

Today is Delightful Thursday at Digital Delights and I made a very handy Marker Holder for my project.

Project Recipe

Cardstock and Papers: The Dots, Stripes and Plaids Stack by DCWV, tagboard

Markers Used: Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers

Acc./ Embellishments: Image mat from LSHD, small gems, foam tape

Special Technique: Box made according to included instructions

DD Files Used

Color my world set

Copic holder box SVG Cut File

Back View

                                                                     Side View

This was a quick, easy project, and so useful! I love this little box! I will probably use it for my Colorista Markers.

I'd love to hear what you think so feel free to leave a comment. 

Happy coloring!

Monday, August 7, 2017

Bugs Memory Dex Cards

Have you caught the Memory Dex Card fever yet? I think I have been stung by the bug! Val, at My Scrap Chick, recently had a set of Memory Dex cards as a freebie, so I just had to try decorating some. I used the following files on my cards, as well as "Flower Combo" and "Leaf Designs."

Rolo-Memory Dex Dividers: click to enlarge

Bugs Digi Stamps: click to enlarge

Dragonfly                          Butterfly Bug                                  Bee-e

Dragonfly: click to enlarge       Butterfly Bug: click to enlarge   Bee-e: click to enlarge

Making Memory Dex cards is a great way to use up some of your paper scraps and left over embellishments. My cards are made completely from scraps and left overs. I made and colored a digi bug to go along with each paper pieced bug. I colored the digi stamps with my Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers using the following color palette. I also added some clear glitter marker to the bugs.

Blues: IB1, 3, AB 2
Pinks: BP1,2
Yellows: CT1, 4, GB 3
Black/Gray: IG2, 6, 10
Greens: LG2, 4

The digi images were glued onto the tab on each card and the paper piecings were attached with foam tape to give them dimension. The wings were bent up to make them look more realistic.

Here are close-ups of each card.

I loved making these Memory Dex Cards! I see lots more of these cards in my future! What do you think? I'd love to hear from you. 

Have a happy, crafty day! 


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Cat Latte Easel Card

Today is New Release Day at Digital Delights By Louby Loo.

For my cute latte easel card I used Cat Latte Set.


All DD stamps used: Cat Latte Set

Cardstock & Papers: "Uptown Flair" by the Paper Studio, "Joie De Vivre" by DCWV, green cardstock by Recollections

Markers Used: Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers

Acc./Embellishments: Pink pearls of various sizes, Dark pink 2/8 inch ribbon, light pink 1/8 inch ribbon, pink/white twine, latte shape card & easel card base by My Scrap Chick

Special Technique: 

For my card base I used "Latte Shape Card" and "Easel Card Collection" from My Scrap Chick. The finished card measures 5 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches. I used Design Space and my cricut explore to print the digi stamps. I used print then cut for the cat and the writing feature for the sentiment.

The latte cup is 5 1/2 inches tall. I cut the shape card in half and used only half for my card. The cat image is 3 3/4 inches tall.



Cat: IG 1, 3, 5
Tummy & Chest: IG1, 3, Blender
Nose& Feet: IG 1, 3, 5, 8
Cup: PP 2, 4, 6, CG 2, 3, 4
Latte: EB 1, 2

I love this Cat Latte image! It's "purr-fect" for all you latte lovers!
Sending you Latte Love!  ~ Shirley