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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Paper Roll Mini Album

I have been wanting to make a paper roll mini album for quite a while. Since I didn't have any instructions, I kept putting it off. Thinking about it yesterday, I thought "it doesn't take a rocket scientist to make one." I used paper towel rolls, cutting them down to 3-1/2" (toilet paper rolls are 4" but I didn't have any empty ones on hand:). Using 2 empty rolls, I cut 5 sections for my album. I flattened them out with my roller, then creased all the edges with a bone folder. Some people use card stock to cover the rolls, but I preferred to use regular weight designer paper - it was much easier to adhere and manipulate around the paper rolls and added less bulk. I cut the paper to 3-1/2" wide by 6" length - this wrapped perfectly around the roll leaving enough overlap. I used a floral pattern and a striped pattern, alternating as I designed each page. For embellishments I used buttons, ribbons, paper, stickers, flowers and some bling. I cut the tags from Tags, Bags, Boxes & More, tan card stock. I used brown, green and dark red ink to edge the tags. I have three of the tags stamped, and will stamp the other two later. I'm not quite finished, but enough so that I can post these photos! Click on the photos to get a detailed, close-up view. 







Theme possibilities for this project are endless! When you have a few free minutes, go to youtube.com and search for "paper roll mini albums" - you will be amazed by the beautiful paper roll albums available for your viewing pleasure:):):)

Have a wonderful day and may God bless you!!!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Thank You ScrappinLil!

This special award was passed on to me from a very creative, talented blogger: ScrappinLil! I feel so honored and thank you Lil from the bottom of my heart! You can visit her at:

I now have to present the award to 8 more bloggers, AND I also have to tell you "8 Things You Don't Know About Me"....
1. I have 5 grown children, 16 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.
2. Most of my working career was as a graphic designer and art department manager at a large printing company in Ohio.
3. My favorite food is Watermelon and Lays Potato Chips.
4. My favorite colors are blue and purple - and all shades and tints of those colors.
5. I also am a professional event decorator.
6. I was born in the beautiful state of Kentucky.
7. Travelling is one of the things that I so love to do.
8. I'm a Girl Scout co-leader.

I have to ponder upon the 8 bloggers to pass this award to - so, I will let you know later who they are!

And don't forget to stop by ScrappinLils blog! You will love her beautiful creations!
God bless and have an awesome day!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Check Out VALITA'S FRESH FOLDS blog!

I love flowers on cards and scrapbooking pages - they add such a beautiful touch to almost any project. The flowers in this photo were created by Valita - a very talented designer in Australia. Her designs are so inspirational and her tutorials are easy to understand - both written and video. I highly recommend that you visit her blog: http://valitasfreshfolds.blogspot.com/ . The flowers in the photo were created by Valita and you will be amazed at how easy they are to make.


Also on her blog are instructions for this original design by Valita:


Isn't she amazing?! She has lots more beautiful creations on her blog - check it out: http://valitasfreshfolds.blogspot.com/
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