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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Alice in Wonderland Accordion Mini Album

Yup, I made another Accordion Mini Album!  I love these things!  So easy to make and really holds lots of pictures!  I will be giving this one away.  I do love the colors!  I didn't decorate the front or back that much.  I really love the paper on it's own.  Kim's instructions are great!   Here is the link to Kim's instructions -

I did a little video so I could show you all the inserts-

So many quotes from Alice in Wonderland make it a perfect album for a Bride to Be!

Some of the paper is from Graphic 45 but it was with the Halloween theme.  Most of the paper seemed quite dark and I didn't want it to have a solemn feel.  I used a bunch of paper from my stash and some I got from the internet! 

I do hope the recipient will like it!  I am sure I will be making more of these fun albums!  We went to the island (North Haven) last weekend with my sister and her husband and my hubby.   I wanted to share just a few pictures.  The weather was perfect!  The picture below is the harbor at North Haven.   I love the view as the ferry gets ready to dock.

This year, the island is full of Lupine!  So beautiful!

We did visit several farms to see their gardens.  I love the Alium.  I think that is how you spell it?  It is such an unusual flower.

We had lunch at the Landing on the deck.  What a perfect day to sit outside.  The Landing is right across from the Ferry terminal.  The food was excellent!  The picture below is my daughter, Callie and my twin sister, Connie.  I think the guys are getting our food.

  All in all, it was a fun day!  It takes about an hour to come across from Rockland but really worth the trip!  Sorry for the long post!   My summer is starting out fun!   Hope yours is too!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

French Country Accordion Mini Album

A couple of weeks ago, I won Graphic 45 French Country 12 x 12 paper collection from Country Craft Collection!  You can find this group on Facebook and once you join ( for free) you will be able to see all their fabulous tutorials!  They even have a store where you can order supplies!  I love it!
Tammy Merrill does a lot of the tutorials but the above tutorial is from Kim Rannells.  Her design was for a Christmas album-which I love - but I decided to use my new winnings!  I did post the above video on the Scrapbookers of Country Craft Creations ( on Facebook ) to show them what I had made with the paper collection.   Check out Kim's tutorial here-

Here are a few more pictures of this cute Mini album!

I am in the process of making another Accordion Mini Album and will post those pictures as soon as I  have finished it!  I hope everyone had a wonderful Father's Day!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Baby Shower Cards

I haven't made Baby Shower cards in a while.  I forgot how much I love working on these !! The paper on this onesie is from Graphic 45.  I used Martha Stewart's punch to make the "ruffles".  I have 2 Grandsons, who I love dearly, but I love working on cards for little girls too!!  I love how the ruffles sort of stand up!

I used the same sentiment for both cards.  It was really fun decorating this onesie!

I have made this crib card before- in fact, I did a tutorial on how I made it in a previous post. I still  love making these cards too!  This one is for a little girl baby.

You can see the crib is full of stuffed animals and baby bottles and pacifiers- baby stuff!  I love the fact that this card will fold and go into an envelope for mailing.  Probably cost more but it will mail.

I also made my sister, Andrea, an anniversary card.  She and her hubby have been married 25 years!!  Really something to celebrate!  I got the style of the card below from some of the Dutch Doobadoo cards I have been seeing on Pinterest.   It will also fold and can be mailed!  This is a little different but I think I will make another one with a little scene in it.    You should check out those Doobadoo cards on Pinterest.  They are really cute!  I think I just like saying the name of the company!!

As you can see - I have been busy in my Craft Room!  I have been in my garden too!  So busy!!  Not sure where the time has gone!  Retirement is wearing me out- but I love it!!  The days seem to fly by!  Below is a picture of the remaining birdhouses that I painted.  That was a fun project!  I may move them up several rungs- don't want the neighborhood cat getting any ideas!  Take care!