Vision Board meets Paper Bag Album

I made this for someone very dear to me. There are plenty of pockets and tags for her to write inspirational quotes and affirmations and to place pictures she finds inspirational.

Most of the paper is CTMH "Notebook" - now retired. Most of the stamps are Tim Holtz and the embellishments are left-over bits and pieces.

The roses... I'm totally in love with paper roses.  They're super messy from the Mod Podge and  glitter gets everywhere.  Glitter and glue = fun day.  Experimentation with with various rose-making techniques continues. Here is the tutorial  for these roses. I like pictures better than the YouTube tutorials.  The videos just move too fast for me.

Happy crafting!

Spooky Banner

I've caught the banner bug! But, there's no place to put them.  My mantle is brick and they look too busy against the brick. This one is temporarily pinned on the cabinets in the studio so it would stand out against the white for the photo.

The paper is the new Hooligans by CTMH, the ghosts and Jack-O-lanterns are Sizzix cutouts and everything else is leftovers from past projects. As you can see, I continue with the use-up-the-stash theme.

Michael's has giant containers of Martha Stewart fine glitter. It would have been more wise to purchase the small container. There's enough black glitter left over to tag all the neighborhood fences with glittered greetings.

I suppose that's what happens when paper crafters go wrong - they tag with glitter.

Here: for directions to do the banner. Easy. Takes a while, but easy and fun.

Happy crafting!