Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Meandering Mini Album

I have a little secret to share....I'm addicted to making mini albums.  I don't know why but I just love making them.  I rarely put pictures in them or even finish embellishing them, I just simply enjoy the construction of them.  Today's mini album is no exception either.  It's based on the meandering mini album that has been around for ages but this one uses two pieces of 12x12 paper so it's a little bigger.  I've also varried it by having pockets at the top of some of the pages and the side of the others.  Of course it's not completely embellished but I was so excited to post it that I didn't want to wait to have it finished completely.


Anyway, I hope you enjoy it. BTW, I love the "Sit Quietly Do Nothing" quote.  It sums up my life perfectly right now ;)


Most of the papers are from K&Company and cardstock is from Bazzill.  I made some rolled flowers for the first time which are the only embellishments on the tags thus far.  If I get around to those soon, I'll post the finished tags.




I've changed the cover just a bit because I wasn't in love with the flower and I wanted to make some more rolled flowers.  Anyway, here is the updated cover and the tags...


Which one of the covers do you like better?
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
-karen





Monday, February 14, 2011

Glitter and Copics!

I know it is Valentine's Day and I should show those but I didn't make any this year (my bad!)    However, I was experimenting with a technique that is new to me and this is what I ended up with.  It is a lot of fun and I'm now obsessed with it.

















1. Using 4.5 inch wide scor-tape, cover a piece of cardstock. 
2. Coat with micro-fine glitter and burnish.  I really like Elizabeth Craft glitters for this purpose.
3. Apply sticker.  The one I used is called Big Butterflies from Elizabeth Craft 
5. Color with Copic markers.  You'll want to take care around the borders because if you use too much ink, it will bleed under the sticker.
6. Mount on a card

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

-karen

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Denami Blog Hop

Denami Blog Hop!!

Welcome to your next stop on the Denami Beautiful Button Blog Hop.  You may have arrived from Paulina's Blog or you can start from the beginning at the Denami Blog

This is my first Denami Blog Hop and I'm very excited to see what everyone else came up with. 

I used a very old but loved Denami stamp for this card and added small buttons as "leaves".  I love pink and green togethere and I think it's a great way to encourage Spring to get here. 





















Your next stop is Pattie Goldman.  I've already peeked and you will love what she has done!

Also, don't forget there are prizes for participants in the blog hop.  Three lucky people will win a $20 gift certificate to Denami Design; one gift certificate for a random participant and two gift certificates to two people who comment along the hop.  The more comment you the better your chances are for winning. 

Thanks for stopping by

-karen