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This is the most beautiful paper I have seen in a long time (except Christmas paper of course) I purchased this paper a while ago but had a hard time using it because I wanted just the perfect album to make out of it. This is it, this is the album. I got this idea from LMs Crafty Creations on you tube. She is brilliant and a gift to the You Tube scrapbooking world.  Here is a link to her channel. www.youtube.com/user/LMsCraftyCreations/videos
The paper I used for this creation is Graphic 45’s Secret Garden collection.  It holds enough photos for any occasion you like.  The album is for sale at $100.00 Here is the cover. I left it plain because this paper does not need frills and bling. Its beautiful all by itself. I did put glossy accent on the key and the flower centers at the bottom. Just to add texture and make them pop a little.


When you open the book, it folds open on both sides of the album. The purple cards on the top and bottom open to reveal more space for photos or journaling. …
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Single Page Memories

I decided I wanted to scrapbook a few pages of Christmas and Winter past. Looking out the kitchen window at mom & dads, you see the beautiful winter wonderland and one bright red cardinal perched on the bush. I think that’s a lilac tree but I do not remember. I thought it was so exciting that Carta Bella made a paper that accented that beautiful bird. I also added stickles to the birds to make them pop off the paper. Then I added rhinestones in the trees to make them sparkle.


This page was fun to create because floods of memories came rushing back from my childhood. I was 13 and my sister Melanie was 6. I remember the hat and mittens because I think I wore them every year until they wore out. The dog in the picture was Dolly. I loved her so much. She ran away one year while dad took her hunting. She never came back. This is the same paper pack as the last photo Snow Fun by Carta Bella. I added some red sequins with rhinestones on them and some red pearls at the top. The snowflakes,…

Black and White

This album was so fun and creative for me to make. When my sister passed away last May, we found several of these photo album collections in her home. I took them and …… you guessed it. I am making decorative photo albums from them!



Then I RIPPED out the insides……..

And threw it away!

Then I was off to make a fabulous Mini Album or 2 or 3 or…. I have Black and white and I have Brown Earth tones. Both beautiful I believe anyway! Here is the first one.




Every other page has a pullout folio. Then folds over so you can affix 4 photos if you like.  The other pages have pockets with tags in them. Another 6 or more photos can be put on these, or journaling if you like.




This is just a few of the pages. Let me know if you like it. If you really like it, share it for me :)  Thanks so much for taking the time to look.

Butterflies in the Fall

Butterflies in the Fall
When The cool crisp air comes to our yard, the butterflies are gone. However I am still in love with this beautiful butterfly paper. The papers came with other fall paper and ephemera that are very fall looking so..... I made a fall folio with the butterflies 💗


Family Picnic

Family Picnic
I absolutely LOVE this paper. It is so adorable. (Bo Bunny) Inside this cute little folio I put a waterfall of eight photo mats. This means it will hold 16 photos. The mats are 3x3. There is also a pocket on the side for extra photos if you have more of that event. 



Waterfall Folios of the year

I spent a little bit of time make some waterfall folios. I absolutely love making them. The January Folio turned out so cool. I am going to make one for each month!! 
The purple one is March and has two waterfalls in it. That is why it looks a little bit bigger than the others. I thought all the flowers, pansies and daisies on the front really gave it some spring love.
The Sweetheart Folio is February. Valentines Day is always so special. I love my hubby very much and we celebrate it big time! My Dad used to write my mom poems every year.....That is so sweet and yes, I do have a few of them. 




My Candy Cane Christmas Folio
I love this folio. It's candy cane sweet (ha ha) I would almost hate to put photos in it the paper is so cute. I have made mini albums and scrapbook pages and flip books of all kinds. The waterfall folio is my favorite. Favorite to make and favorite to sell. Everyone loves them because they are practical. When you have an event, you take 25-50 photos and sometimes even more ... if you are like me. But, how many do you actually print and want to keep. 15-20 is more like it. 


The waterfall holds 16 photos on the fronts and backs. 17 if you use the underneath mat at the bottom. There is also a side pocket that holds some tags. You can also use the pocket to hold all those extra photos you have left from the event.  


Here are the journaling tags and photo tags I made to put in the pocket of the folio. You can also put a photo on the front and journal all about the event on the back. 



I know I have made a lot of these. If you ever use You Tube go to My Sisters…