Friday, February 28, 2014

Tim Holtz February 2014 tag

Well, it's February still, but just barely. The ladies got together for a tag night on Wednesday evening and had an inky and glittery good time. Tim has a simple tag this month, however too much giggling and swinging off topic created a very long tag night!

Please hop over to Janet's blog, , to see some of the other tags as well. Janet, Barb, Liz and I had a very fun evening inking together, and can't wait for March's tag!

Thank you for stopping by for a look-see!

Debbie :)

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Pocket Mini Album share

January has been a very busy month, with a multitude of birthdays piling up around us. I wanted to share a little mini that I created for a very special friend last week. It helps to have a focus when building these albums, and knowing a bit about the person can really help in the design.....whether they like fussy or clean decor...color.....theme...if they like the bugs are butterflies, which is a "pretty" bug for the girls. It was probably influenced by the fact that I like butterflies and dragonflies, and also that I had embellishments that fit that idea. Anyhow, it turned out pretty amazing and she was thrilled, as I had hoped.

The inside front cover has a belly band that holds a tri-fold insert for photos and journalling spots.

The first page has a flap that opens up for adding photos. Also, each page is a "pocket" that holds a large tag/photo mat that will pull out and hold a photo on each side, if you wish....

This second page has two pockets, and an example of one of the pull-out large photo mats is shown below...

This page is actually two half-pages that holds a tag in each one.

The above short page on the left contains two small tags for photos. On the right side, this page has a pocket that will hold journalling tags....

Left short page opened.....

The back of the 6th and final page has a gate-fold style photo place and the inside of the back cover includes a waterfall feature for showcasing 4"x4" photos.
I used Momenta papers primarily for this album. The covers are chipboard and wrapped in cardstock for the base, then decorated using the designer paper pack. I have also used a sheet of Bo Bunny dotted paper on the cover and various embellishments, such as K & Co and Recollections flowers and butterflies and other bits from my stash. Basic Grey magnets are used in the flaps for a nifty closure.
I thank Ginger from for the inspiration for these Pocket Page mini albums. Love how this turned out and can't wait to start another mini soon. Thank you for stopping by and letting me share this little gem with you.
Until next time......   :)

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Happy Scrappy New Year!!

Well, it looks like we are now into a new year.  Thank heavens, because the last two months have been tedious with recovering from a surgery and then getting hit with the flu bug. We started out the New Year right, however, by getting scrappy with a few friends on January 2nd. The day was like a ray of sunshine beaming down on us. We scrapped and ate (everyone pitched in with a delicious feast) and giggled and laughed.

In December, I put together a wallet mini album that I came across in one of my You Tube journeys. Thanks to Dawn at Dawn's Inspirations ( was able to create the wallet mini. My friend, Janet (Hilltop Creations) and I were sharing some Christmas cards when she came across the wallet, and took an instant shine to it. So in our little January crop, we just HAD to make more. And we did.

I was a tad late in posting this project, but buddy Janet managed to get her pics uploaded to her blog over at Hilltop Creations. This was so much fun to create, and I believe I have introduced Janet to jump beyond the traditional Janet! Anyhow, here are more pics of the Wallet Mini....
This shows the top flap lifted up, then the next (bottom) flap folds down, and each of the side flaps fold outwards.  But that's not all....
Each side flap opens to reveal additional photo/journalling spots, pockets and spots for tags. It's an amazing little mini that can hold at least 10 4x6 photos and several tags for more photos or journalling spots.
And then I did another, using Momento papers from another 8x8 paper pad...
....with an added extra bottom flap.....

This was a very quick project that can be completed in a few hours, and definitely a breath of fresh air from the minis that take upwards of 20 to 30+ hours to create. Loved this mini!
Thanks again go to Dawn for sharing her fabulous Wallet mini at Dawn's Inspirations blog. Such a talented lady :)
Hope you enjoyed my ramblings, and maybe found a new project to play with!
Happy Scrapping :)