As the lazy days of summer come to an end

As the lazy days of summer come to an end, I’m feeling a little blue. We are in between activities. Summer activities are finished and the fall ones have yet to begin. The grand-kids are back in school and our eldest grand-daughter is gone to college. We will see her only on long weekends and Christmas break.

I to am getting ready for the long winter. I am planning my online classes and clubs.

How great would it be to get the hostess dollars once every 6 months? All you have to do is place an order with me for 35$ (before taxes and shipping) and once every 6 months you will be hostess and will be able to choose anything in the current catalogs totaling 35$. Easy peasy! Contact me.

My first class was last week and it was great!

We made this gorgeous 3D faux book. The ladies had all kinds of ideas. This is my third. As you know I made one for our grand-daughter’s graduation. In case you did not see it click here. It even had a pocket for a little money gift. I made another so I could show the ladies and of course write up my tutorial. You can see that it here .

And…. here is the one I made for a Christmas gift.


Please leave me a comment on what you think of these faux book cards and please be nice.


Faux booik

Faux book closed




I made that mini album?


Wow! I had been promising myself for a long time to make a mini album. I had made an easy one with the Simply Scrappin’ kits, but I wanted to really put myself to the test-soo I made this one. It did take me a little longer than I had thought. I had run out of tape and of course being anxious to finish I had on occasion forgot the basic rule of thumb ” measure twice cut once “. Anyway, got my tape finally but than I was in a crunch to finish it for the 50th birthday of our niece. So here it is.

On the left side of each page is a pouch with no bottom. This is used to insert the pages into the binding system. There are 6 pages to the album- 2 of style.

Leave me a comment if you agree that I my first mini album turned out pretty good.


This is the cover. As you can see, it is for a 50th birthday .




The left side of this picture is the pouch. The right side is a flip pocket. The pocket flips up and out.



This is a full page for photos or journaling.



This page is a flip out page



This is the inside of the flip out page.



This is the back cover with a corner pocket.