Tuesday, July 18, 2017


I did it!! I finally caught up! Just in time because I just finished another project!! But have yet to take photos of it ! First I'm excited to share another mini album from my montly kit! Its so hard to say which is my favorite because I say that about them all so I guess I'll add this one to my long list of favorites!! All the way from the paper to the flowers and resin pieces from Prima, this mini turned out beautifully!!  I hope that you like what I made!! Thank you again for checking out my blog! I do apologize to those who subscibe to my blog for all the notification you might have received every little while. xoxo, Jeanne

Cards & Prima Doll Tag for a swap

This and one more post and I'm done!! Now I defintely know that I will not let myself fall behind on my project post on here! Its alot of work to try to catch up!! Anyhow, I don't usually join alot of swaps. Mainly because I am Guest Designing for someone and I don't like to overload myself and fall behind. But since I hadn't been on any design teams since SaCrafters back in May. I joined up a card swap on in the Facebook group Creando Con Ellas (Create with them). I believe this was my 1st swap in this group. We were to create 6 cards total. 4 of them would go to our swap partner, 1 to the admin who was managing the group because the group founder had surgery I believe and of course 1 card was for her. Anyhow I joined up because this would give me a chance to work on my card making skills. 
Tell me what u think!!
***Note: I forgot to mention above that the 1st card shown is one that I randomly made one day for fun....not part of the card swap 😉💖

Now this Prima Doll tag I have yet to get mailed out but this was a swap with a crafty friend from Canada! I asked on facebook if anyone wanted to do a swap, she contacted me and brought the idea of this which is great . We know that international shipping anywhere can get pricey so this was something that was a great idea.. I paper pieced it as well, used the Graphic 45 papers "Portrait of a Lady" one of my favorites from G45! 

Vintage Parisian Gatefold

This project turned out more beautiful than I anticipated!! As some of you might know, I love incorporating laces, fabric & papers!! 
Back in May it was my birthday and of course Hubby along with my wonderful children spoiled me rotten!! So one of my many purchases were 2 beautiful kits from Flair By Me on Etsy. One of them was this Vintage Parisian Kit. I checkout her Etsy now but she did sell out of this particular kit but she does have several other stunning kits! 
Anyhow this project did take me a while so instead of making this such a long read. I will post photos along with YouTube video I made where I described in detail everything I did to complete this beautiful album!! Thanks, Jeanne xoxo

Here is my YouTube video!! Thanks again everyone!! xoxo

May 4X4 Mini Mini Album

This album was not only different because of the size, this is the newest one from Frank Garcia's Memory Hardware line. Its super small, 4x4, too cute!! But it was special too because it was Frank's 1st Anniversary since launching this wonderful club! I know that I am not the only one that looks forward to these every month! Its like Christmas just every month you have something to look forward. 
Even though the majority of collections that Frank puts together are from Prima, once in a while, he will use beautiful papers from different companies, for example Maggie Holmes, Pink Paislee, just to name a couple. I personally don't mind that at all! But these kits Do Not disappoint! They are well worth what one pays. Here is my adorable mini!! Note: If you would like the join this facinating monthly parcel kit club , click on the link here!!! Thank you for checking out my project!! xoxo, Jeanne

Shabby Chic Loaded Bag swap

The following project I made was for a swap on a Facebook group. I've made loaded envelopes previously, this was something similar but we had to use a certain size of paper bags. I had purchased a pack of white paper bags. I trimmed it down, followed a tutorial on YouTube but it was pretty simple. I broke out some the the paper I have been hoarding, First Edition Bella Rose! I love this paper. I measured and trimmed the paper to fit the sections of the ahered paper bag that I put together. I made a matching paper rossette wand. I used laces, a small applique, butterfly die cut, I also made a tag using my favorite Prima Doll Stamp. I paper pieced her clothes and colored her skin and hair with Spectrum Noir markers. I also wanted to note that on the Paper Rosette instead of ahering it on a straw,  I used cookie sticks (link to photo provided) I purchased them at Michaels but Amazon carries them too. These are much more sturdy than straws I believe, I altered it by using a delicate lace around it. 

I made small flowers clusters on both the flipbag and the Prima Doll tag, I made an altered paper clip, I colored a couple of Prima wooden decorative pieces with the metallic paints from Prima Art Alchemy. This color is ButterflySpells. 
I hope that you will try one of these if you haven't made one yet! They are lots of fun and even more exciting to suprise your crafty friends with one!! I filled mine with a few goodies my swap partner could use! Thank you for checking out my project share! xoxo, Jeanne

Vintage Keepsake Book Box & Tag Mini Album

Whhewwww! I'm finally getting there! Almost caught up! I'm so excited to share this project with you all!! This is another GDT project for Shabby Papers Hub, Craftycity & Secret Garden. I had purchsed a couple of paper mache book boxes from Michaels craft store. I originally had thought of making a book stack but then changed my mind . I got the idea to make a tag mini album to go on the inside. 

I first went over the edges with gesso, I picked out the paper that Archana sent me. Its a beautiful vintage paper collection. I measured and then ahered the paper to the box using FabriTac . I distressed the edges using Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Ink. I also stamped randomly using a brick wall stamp from Prima Marketing. 

I had a frame in my stash from Michaels $1 spot, Its original color was silver. I painted a couple of layers of white gesso on it then used both Tim Holtz Distress Paints that I purchased at Tuesday morning and Tim Holtz Distress Inks. I then added some beautiful black ruffle trim I had bought from  MsGardengrove on Etsy. I used black chinese braided trim on the back part.  Then used some beautiful flower buds I had recieved in a kit from FlairByMe. On the inside I had this gorgeous tissue paper that I had in my stash that someone had sent me. I can't recall who sent it though. I decoupaged it onto the inside of the box. Then went over the edges with the same distress ink as I used on the outside.

 I had previously seen a tutorial on YouTube that Ginger Ropp who is My Sisters Scrapper on YT had done. It was so easy to follow and then I just added my special embellishing. I had used kraft colored cardstock as my base. I used my We R Memories Keeper corner rounder for the paper and photo mats as well. Used some Distress Ink in Tea Stain color around the edges. I added laces to some of the pages from MsGardengrove . I embellished it with some metal filagrees on the edge of the pages, accented with a flatback pearl, among other embellishments. I added some of the same black ruffle trim to the spine of the album on top of the faux leather paper from Prima. Lastly I used a beautfiul vintage image for the cover. A chipboard sentiment that I only went over with distress ink on the edges & used a Petaloo black burlap flower .