Good morning everyone! It's Friday and we are rushing headlong into the weekend. Our temps are warming once again into the 50's and we are all turning our thoughts toward Spring. I noticed a couple of Maple trees in my yard that are trying to put out new leaves. I sure hope they don't get nipped back. But that is a sure sign of Spring to me! It is coming and I am definitely ready!
I'm here to share a page from the mini album I am working on. This is my first effort in this direction so be gentle with your comments. I have always loved the idea of these but they just seemed like way too much work and I was afraid I would lose interest before I could finish. Then I realized I couldn't finish if I didn't begin. So I'm sharing the first page this morning. This album will be kept; it is just for me and I will have it sitting here in my craft room on one of my tables! Like most of you, I seldom keep anything for myself; but this one is for me!
I recently joined the design team for Craft Hoarders Anonymous and in my welcoming box there was some Graphic 45 papers. Now I only had a couple of paper pads that I had won a few years ago and I had never been properly introduced to this company. Also I found a web site that only charges $4 per shipment, no matter what you order and they have discounted prices for their papers as well. The Scrap Castle is my new best friend and I am shouting their praises from the roof tops. I have now become a hoarder of Graphic 45! My mini album will be made using Sweet Sentiments, Secret Garden and Once Upon a Springtime.
My front page is just one of the pages of the gorgeous papers and then I took another sheet and fussy cut some of the images and then used pop dots to raise them up. Also I used some glitter ... you know me there has to be glitter. The corner pieces are from Joy Crafts dies and I made a flower for the bottom corner. The little pink wings are from Spellbinders. Way back when, when you purchased a die from them they would send you a small gift in the package. These were one of those gifts. I know you can no longer get these, but I just had to use them. They are a part of my hoarded stash for sure!
OK, that's it for me this morning. Be sure and join me on Monday morning as the Craft Hoarders Anonymous design team will be bringing you a brand new challenge. Hope you can join us!
Grahic 45 Easel album
Sweet Sentiments papers by Graphic 45
Secret Garden papers by Graphic 45
Joy Crafts corner dies
Spellbinders Carnation Creations dies
Ranger Distress Inks
Crean Card Stock