Sunday, March 27, 2016

4x4 Baby Album

At a recent scrapbook retreat, a friend showed an album she made using
12x12 sheet of scrapbook papers. Since I had just finished a scrapbook
and had left over pictures, I decided to made a smaller one.
Began with 5 sheets of paper, measuring 8" by 8". Scored each sheet at 4 inches,
rotated once and scored again at 4 inches. Fold all score lines.
This will create four,  4" sections, which I refer to as 1 & 2 at top and 3 & 4 at bottom.
Glue section 2 of first sheet  on top of section 3 of second page. Continue this sequence
  until all 5 pages  are attached. Then score sections 1 & 4 diagonally. Fold score lines.  
Looking at the picture, from left to right, the first set of diagonally lines
will fold towards you, second set away, etc. until all are folded atop each other.
Beginning at bottom left of first and going up diagonally, add pictures.
 Cut two pieces of heavy cardboard (4 1/2 by 4 1/2 ), cover in decorative paper
 5" x 5" for the album front and back.
 Glue ribbon,  3/8 x 24", across inside of  back cover.
 Fold all pages, accordion style, to see where front and back covers
need to be attached
Front cover glues to section 3 of first sheet and back cover glues to section 2.
Embellishments or journaling can be added to blank sections.
Since I had enough pictures and  papers that matched the album covers,
I flipped the album, and decorated the other side, as seem below.
Cut decorative paper to size and divide on the diagonally
 to allow folds.
I hope my instructions will be helpful and you will enjoy making
this little album as much as I did.

Sunday, February 14, 2016


Saw on Pinterest at
where numerous crafters had made these bunnies so gave
 it a try. Japanese paper lanterns had to be ordered on line
 as I was unable to find any white ones at my local Dollar Stores
 or craft stores.These lanterns are battery operated and will serve
as a cute night light.
I hand drew the bunny parts to scale for a template then
cut them out of craft foam. Made a total of four for some
deserving youngsters.
Yes, it has been since last fall that I have posted to my blog.
It's not that I haven't been scrapbooking or crafting, just
too many other things going on during the holidays which I
needed to regroup from.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Eiffel Tower

I used the Tami Potter  Mosaic Moment method
 to create this scrapbook page.
Seven photos, taken from atop the Eiffel Tower, showing
a view in all directions,  were cut into one inch squares.
Then, I cut out a close up of the tower and  affixed with pop dots
to the bottom center of the page.
I am very please with the results.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Teapot Treat box

 August is my month to invite a group of friends to
our monthly gathering and I chose the  English Rose Tea
Room in Virginia Beach.  Thought these little teapot
treat boxes would be the perfect favor to give everyone.
 Found a free download template on Pinterest. made
a copy, then printed the teapots on patterned papers.
 Tweezer scissors worked best  for cutting round the  curves.
Once assembled, I filled with candies of choice,
added a fabric flower and tied with white ribbon.
One lucky gal will be chosen, at random, to be the
recipient of  a gift bag containing something
related to the event. Perhaps a beautiful teapot,
cookies and assorted teas.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Soccer Pages

 These are the two pages I  created yesterday  using
the Lanzarote stencil from AZZA.
Granddaughter is the goalie for the Liberty Girls
of Yorktown, Virginia.
After placement of the pictures and papers I 
shaded the other areas with a pastel pencil.
Click on the pictures for a larger view.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Visit by The Hermione

This two page layout made using the AZZA  Bilbao stencil. 
 Birds stamped using one from the Japanese Spring kit. 
The Hermione docked in Yorktown, Virginia June 6-8th, 2015.
This is a replica of the vessel that brought Marquis de Lafayette
to America. Other pictures taken of activities and
places in Yorktown.  The Hermione will also visit many
ports along the East Coast as she makes her way to Nova Scotia.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Azza scrapbook pages

These pictures of  our  visit to  Mont Saint Michel were taken
on our October trip to France. I used the AZZA Sofia-Lima
Stencil. Their templates are a great bargain as one gets two
per package so the  possibilities for page layouts are endless.

I  ordered my templates after googling AZZA and found
Lyn Holmes web site. She was most helpful in telling
me how to order etc. and when finalized, shipment
from Australia only took about ten days. There
are lots of page layouts on Pinterest done with
the many templates they offer.