Sail With Me Altered Canvas

Hello fellow scrappers,

Today I want to share an altered canvas that shows my daughter's
favorite past time, the beach.  She loves anything that has to do 
with beach and lucky for us we live only five minutes away to the closest one.  

I had taken this photo of her and I knew that I wanted to
place it on a canvas.  I had put off working on it for awhile
because I really didn't want to just place the photo on paper and glue
it down on the canvas.  As I was walking by the frames section at Walmart I came
across the perfect solution for my photo, a 4 x 6 frame.

I was so excited to start working on my canvas that I completely
forgot to video tape each step I took in creating it, so sorry about that.
On the YouTube video I explained what I did but if
you have any questions please feel free to leave a comment and I will gladly answer.

Here is my YouTube video.  I show you all the products I
used in making my canvas.

Here are some close up photos showing some of the textures of
the stencils, cheesecloth, inks, etc.

Products used:

Acrylic white gesso
Color Bloom Sprays from Prime - cobalt, soft teal, worn leather, tea stain
Modeling paste - Teresa Collins
Distress Ink  -  Walnut Stain
Liquid Pearls Ranger  -  Juniper, Royal Blue, Dark Chocolate, Platinum Pearl
Mod Podge Matte
Ranger Glossy Accent
Paper, tags, journal cards  -  Seashore Prima
Gems  -  Prima, BoBunny
Honey Comb Chipboard  -  Dusty Attic
Cheesecloth, ribbon, pearl string, photo frame  -  Walmart
Small glass jar  -  Tim Holtz
Bakers twine  -  My Mind's Eye
Sea shells, sea glass

I hope you enjoyed my project, please leave any comments down below
and don't forget to follow me on my blog.

Thanks for stopping by,
until next time,


Graphic45 Contest


Graphic45 is having a contest and they are giving away $75 worth of their
goodies to one lucky winner, keeping my fingers crossed :)
Here is the layout I created.
For this layout I used the collection Couture, love the design 
and colors this paper line has and the embellishments are simply beautiful.  

Here are some photos of my layout.

I so enjoyed making this layout and love how everything came
together.  I'm going to display it up on one of my shadow box frames I have
in my living room.  I hope you like my work of art and please leave a comment below.
Be sure to follow me on my blog and my YouTube channel for more of my creations.

Don't forget to check out the details about the contest on the link below.

Until next time,



Nautical Mini Folio Album

Hi all,

Valentine's Day is coming up and my daughter asked me
if I can make a mini album that she can give her boyfriend. Lucky
for her she let me know what she wanted at the beginning of the
year so I had plenty of time to start on it and be able to
find the right papers since she wanted the album to have a nautical theme.

I knew this was going to be a challenge for me
because in order to create I have to find a paper
collection that makes me happy just looking at them lol.  Let's just say that
if I love the paper I'm using on an album my creativity
sparks and I'm able to come up with lots of ideas in
decorating my pages.

As it turned out I found the perfect paper collection from Carta Bella
called Ahoy There.  It's all nautical just like she wanted
and the colors are vibrant as well as the stickers.
I also picked up a couple of different papers from
different companies that went well back with the paper pack.

The end result is a fabulous mini folio album that my
daughter loved as I'm sure her boyfriend will too.

Here are a couple of photos and my YouTube video.

This mini album hold up to 85 photos can you believe it!!  I so enjoyed making
it, hope you like it so please leave some comments below and
follow my blog as well as subscribe to my YouTube channel.
Thanks for watching.

Until next time,



Hi all,

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, I just can't believe 
how quickly time goes by.  I want to share with you 
a card I had made a couple of months ago
(the truth is I forgot to post it on my blog :/ and to top it off
I just snapped one photo of the card 
before giving it to my friend).

Oh well, in an effort to show you my card at different angles I opened it on picture 
manager on my computer and crop it down to give you a closer look.

I mixed and matched different papers to create my card.
The bottom portion is an older collection from Prima, sorry I can't recall 
the name.  

The large flower and the friend stickers (Lyric collection) is also from Prima.

The banner I cut out from the sheet of paper (Love Me - My Mind's Eye)
and pop it up with 3D foam dots.  The banner with the brad is 
also from My Mind's Eye and the brad is from Prima.

The top portion of the card and brad is from My Mind's 
Eye - Lost & Found 3.

I placed a doilie at the top part of my card as well as my tag.
The top of the card has an opening where I inserted the tag.
I placed the small flowers at the corners, I bought them from a local craft 
store as well as the butterfly.
All my edges are distress with walnut stain ink.

I hope you enjoyed my card and please feel free to 
leave some comments.

Until next time,


Foto Folio Mini

Hello scrappers,

I don't know if you're all like me but I wake up in the mornings thinking
of new ideas for my next project.  It's like a rush, wanting to
work on something, anything because that's what we love to do.
Especially when we are close to a holiday, we try to come up
with a creative way to make something handmade for a loved one.
I just love giving my family members a mini album (sometimes
not so mini lol).  I know they appreciate that I took the time to make
them something they will cherish for many years to come
and fill it up with memories they have enjoyed throughout their lives.

So, we are close to Christmas and we must hurry if we are
to make those mini albums for a special someone.  Today I'm sharing
with you a mini album which the famous Kathy Orta from Paper Phenomenon
has inspired me to create.  Kathy has a tutorial for Foto Folio Mini's, I must say I 
purchased it and I love it.  My foto folio mini is much smaller than Kathy's and 
the layout inside is different but more or less it's the same concept.
You can always mix and match flaps and pockets to your own liking.
This mini album holds up to 42 photos but you can always 
add more mats on the pockets for more pics.

Here are some pics and my YouTube video.

I hope you have enjoyed my foto folio mini, please be sure to check out Kathy's website Paper Phenomenon to pick up her Foto Folio Mini's tutorial.

Until next time,


Foto Folio 3

Hi fellow scrappers,

I'm sharing today one of Kathy Orta's tutorial called Foto Folio's.  The
folio I made is Foto Folio #3, side loading envelope style.  I have to
say that I love Kathy's projects and these folio's are so 
easy to make.  Kathy encourages you to mix and match different inserts 
to create a different look and in my video you will see that I added to this folio 
other flaps and pockets.

My paper choice were Simple Stories "The Story of Us" and I also
used papers from My Mind's Eye.
The papers from Simple Stories is a wedding collection and I loved the colors
and designs for my photos.  To replace some wedding phrases on some
of the journaling cards I simply cut out strips of paper and glued them
on top and added some other word stickers over them.

Here is my YouTube video which takes you through my pages.

Kathy's tutorial has six different Foto Folio's you can make including a storage box.
Here is the link where you can purchase it,

I hope you have enjoy another of my projects, I sure enjoyed matting and
arranging different inserts into this album.

Please leave some comments,

Until next time,


Remember When

Just a quick hello. 
I have created yet another mini today, "Remember When".
It was a gift for a friend, I hope you get inspiration from it and create 
your own little mini album.

Would love to see what you come up with so feel free to leave comments.

The supplies I used:

Paper:  We R Memory Keepers "For The Record"
Journal Cards: We R Memory Keepers "Webster"
My Mind's Eye "Record It"
Distress Ink: Rangers "Black Soot"
Stickers: My Mind's Eye "Record It"
Punch: Martha Stewart, EK Success

Until next time,