Monday, September 26, 2016

DIY Notebook with the 'Steampunk Debutante' by Graphic 45

Hello everyone!

I'm here today with the notebook which was created from scratch and embellished with the paper from the Graphic 45 Deluxe Collection "Steampunk Debutante".

For embellishing the cover and the dividers inside the notebook I used a lot of cut out elements. The flowers were all cut from the paper called "Fantasy Floral":

For the closure  I used one of the hitch fasteners by Tim Holtz. The book was bound using the Buttonhole Stitch Binding (this is the tutorial which helped me while I was creating my book).

The book has 8 dividers, and each has more cut out elements from the paper, as well as a bit of stamping using the Graphic 45 Color Box Decades Inks, and die cut gears by Tim Holtz.

On the inside of the front and back covers there are side pockets for the notes, tags and other papers:

I have a video tutorial with all the measurements and explanations on how to make this book. The second part of the tutorial covers a detailed process of the cover embellishing. I share my way of layering multiple elements on the cover. I hope some of you will find it useful :)

Part 1

Part 2

Thanks for visiting me today!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Color Inspiration La-La Land Crafts

Good Friday everyone!

We have some color inspiration for you at the La-La Land Crafts blog. You can find the inspiration picture at the bottom of this post.

My card features the following products:


Marci is colored with these Copic markers:
Skin: E04, E11, E00, E000, E0000
Hair: E11, E15, E18
Outfit: YG99, YG97, YG95, YG93, YG91 + YG00
             E09, YR18, YR16, YR15, YR12
             W3, W1, W00
             E44, E43, E42, E41

Here are the details and close-ups:


You can find the cards by the rest of the design team in the post over here.

And here is the color inspiration photo that we used:

Thanks for stopping by today.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

IAR September Anything Goes Challenge

Hello ladies!

Can you believe that is is already 15th of September? And it is time for our monthly Anything Goes Challenge at the I Am Roses blog.

Here is my inspirational card:

I have used the following flowers from I Am Roses:
Mixed Crafts Paper Flowers 
White Mulberry Paper Flowers


The dies which I used on my card are from Tim Holtz, Fluffy Duffy, Scrap Man, La-La Land Crafts, Craft and You.

If you are willing to join our challenge and get a chance to win awesome prizes, here is what you need to know:
Challenge runs Sep 15th - Oct 8th (Ends 11:55pm PST)
Theme: "Anything Goes"
Minimum (2) I Am Roses Products
One project submission per participant
One winner will be chosen
Participants will upload their project to their blog or forum, Label it “September IAR Challenge
Participants will add a direct link to their project using the InLinkz tool provided. (*if you are unable to use the tool, leave a comment to this blog post and leave a direct link to your project)
Must Subscribe/or be a Follower of the IAR Challenge Blog
Winner will be announced alongside the next NEW monthly challenge on the 15th

I am happy that you could stop by. Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Ahoy There - La-La Land Crafts Nautical Marci

Hello everyone!

I have been missing from the blog recently, the kids were ill one after another, and then I got either allergy or bronchitis (my doctor is still unsure what it is), which don't leave my until now, so finding the mood and energy for crafting has been a true challenge for me.

Anyway, I managed to create a card for an "Ahoy There" theme at La-La Land Crafts and am writing up the post now in order to share the card with you.

I've used the following products from La-La Land Crafts:
Nautical Marci
Tropical Wave Border (June 2016 Club Kit)

Marci was colored with Copics:

Skin: E04, E11, E00, E000, E0000
Hair: E27, E23, E21
Outfit: C5, C3, C1, C00 + BV20
            R37, R27, R24, R21
            B26, B24, B21
Shell: E77, E74, E71, E70

Here are the close-ups of the details:

The DT girls have created some wonderful cards, which can all be viewed here.

Thanks for stopping by. I will be back tomorrow with a card for September IAR challenge. 

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

IAR Inspiration - Fabric Covered Notebook

Hello everyone!

I'm here today to remind you about the monthly "Anything Goes" challenge at the I Am Roses blog and to share a fabric covered notebook on which I used the following flowers from IAR:
Soft Pink Mini Lily Paper Flowers
Small White Paper Flowers
Mixed Sweet Rainbow Pastel Hydrangea

Русскоговорящие читательницы! Девченки!!! Вы же делаете такие красивейшие альбомы и открытки, и почти всегда я вижу на них цветы от IAR (ну или очень на них похожие). Добавляйте свои работы в Линки в челендж блоге и выигрывайте призы! Надо использовать минимум 2 вида цветочков\товаров брэнда, и у вас уже есть шанс стать обладательницей замечательного приза, который ежемесячно высылается из Тайланда в любую точку мира. 
 The close-ups:

Reminder of the challenge rules:

Friday, August 26, 2016

Voyage Beneath the Sea - Top Load Mini Album + Tutorial

Hello everyone!!

Today my project is shared on the Graphic 45 official blog and it means that I can also share it with you here.

I created a little boxed mini album with the "Voyage Beneath the Sea" collection. The album is loaded into the box from the top, while the binding is attached to the lid and holds 6 pocket pages. A magnet is preventing the inside photo mats to fall out of the pages when the album is extracted from the box.

On the front  you will find shadow boxes with the cutouts from several of the “Voyage Beneath the Sea” paper sheets. If you like to add shells, cogs and sea themed die cuts to your projects, this paper collection is for you.

In the tutorial (the link to which is at the bottom of the post) I am showing how to construct the base box, give you the measurements for putting the shadow boxes together, share a process of embellishing them and finally explain how to create the pages.

The finished project measures 5” tall (not including the feet and the knob on the lid), 4” wide (not including the ornate pulls on the sides) and 4” deep (with both of the shadow boxes). The most of the project is done using the 6”X6” paper pad and several 8”X8” sheets (from which I cut out the images for embellishing the shadow boxes and the inside pages of the album).

Being dimensional, the finished project can serve a nice decoration piece.

I hope you will enjoy the tutorial and find it inspiring.  

Here are some handy measurements for you to use (I know the sound of the video was very bad, but it's impossible to do anything about it now).


Chipboard for the box:
3.5 " x 4.5" (2 pc)
4.5" x 2 5/8" (2 pc)
3.5 x 2 5/8" (1 pc)
4" x 3 1/8" (1 pc) - the lid

Card stock piece for creating the hinged binding (to be attached to the lid of the box):
3 1/4" x 8 5/8"
Score at 1 1/8" from the left and right (on the lond side). All the spacing in between those lines should be scored at every 3/8".

Card stock for the pages:
7 1/8"x 4 1/4" (6 pc)
scored at 3/8" and 3 3/4" on the long side
Card stock for the inside tags:
4 7/8" x 3 1/4" (6 pc)
score at 1" on the long side

Here is the list of the used products:
Voyage Beneath the Sea 8x8 Pad

La-La Land Crafts sea-themed dies
Tim Holtz Ornate Frame #2 die
Assorted metal embellishments
I Am Roses flowers
Prima Mini Stones

The link to the video tutorial:

Thanks for stopping by today!