Thursday, December 30, 2010

Recent Projects

Hello there!  I just thought I would share with you some projects I have been working on recently.  These projects are both made with the Graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime paper collection.  On these long winter nights I have been keeping busy creating.  This paper is so pretty it cheers me up from the doldrums of winter.  The altered box was just a chocolate box and the birdhouse mini album I traced onto chipboard from a template.  You might want to re-visit your templates and see if you can make a mini from them!  I hope you enjoy the pics and thank you for stopping by!


altered box with accordion mini album


                   birdhouse mini album cover--beginning stages.

       cover of the mini done.
I have videos of both these projects on my YouTube channel: papernlace123

Monday, December 27, 2010

Keeping Busy

Hi everyone!  Just wanted to share a little project I made for one of my husband's co-workers who just recently had a baby girl.    I handmade the satin lollipop flowers on the cover.  I sure hope she likes it!  I hope you enjoy the pics and thank you for stopping by!


here is the front cover.........

here are the first two pages.....

more pages.........

tulle, ribbon and bling on the binding ring.....

front cover with tags.

Thanks so much for looking!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas!!!

Hello everyone!  I just wanted to take a moment to wish you all a very safe & Merry Christmas.  I hope you are all blessed to have loved ones with you at this time of year and remember to appreciate who you have in your lives.  Here are a couple of quick little vintage style Christmas tags I made. You can see a video of how I made these tags on my youtube channel: papernlace123.  Thanks for stopping by.  Blessings.


Saturday, December 18, 2010

Another Winter Storm Warning!

We have another winter storm warning in place until tomorrow, but thankfully, so far it has only rained!  I love the snow, it's beautiful, but it's also a lot of work!  I would much rather be inside my cozy house with my family creating something beautiful, than be outside bundled up in the snow trying to shovel my way out!  I hope you are all staying cozy and warm and taking time for yourselves and your creative projects!  Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a great weekend!


Here are some elements for a page swap I am working on!

Sneak peek of one of the page corners!

Monday, December 6, 2010

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

The kids are getting so excited for Christmas!  They have been busily cutting snowflakes and paper doll garlands and have already decorated two of our three miniature trees! However, I haven't encouraged them to put any snowflakes in the windows yet, as this always triggers a snow storm!  The lights are all up on the outside of the house, and picket fence. The yard has been festooned with giant candy canes.  It is safe to say we are almost ready for Santa.  I hope you are all keeping busy with Christmas crafts and keeping warm at night.  Let's not forget to do something special for those who have less than us at this season and throughout the year.  You can give your time or your money, just give what you can--there is always someone who has less than you do.   Peace to you all. 


                                    This is the medium sized tree of the set.

This is one of my son's beautiful snowflakes!

I love these paper doll garlands they made as well!

Here is the littlest tree that my youngest son loaded with my handmade ornaments and a gift he wrapped for Santa!!!

                                One of my handmade fabric ornaments.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

My December ATC

Here is my December ATC I created for a little swap that I host every month.  Thanks for stopping by!!!