Monday, April 29, 2013

Pocketwatch Mini Album

I was in love with this pocketwatch mini album that Shelly Hickox made,,j and ran to her tutorial in hopes to make one myself. I am so pleased with the outcome! I am giving this to my daughter and her fiance for an extra wedding gift. It displays the engagement pictures that my other daughter photographed for her. I love this idea and hope to make different themes and designs of the same pocketwatch. Your idea is so fantastic Shelly! Kudos to you for sharing it!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013



  If you follow me you know that my daughter is getting married this summer.  Well, her future mother-in-law is hosting a shower for her in New York.  That is a 6 hour drive for us in Ohio.  I decided to buy my future son-in-law his luggage since my daughter got hers from her brother at the shower that we hosted last month.  I don't have room in my car to carry the huge luggage with me and they certainly won't have the space to bring everything back home with them.  So I decided to make some luggage out of grunge paper since it takes on a leathery look.  I painted them with the new distress paints and I hinged them together with Tim Holtz's mini and long fasteners.  I cut the leather strap from Tim's die cut Hardware Findings.  I used Black Soot  and Walnut Stain distress paint.  I put a note in the package explaining that her fiance is going to have to pack lightly for the honeymoon since they are so small. Ha! 
    I made this tag to add to the package using Broken China, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed and Black Soot distress paints for the background.  I then used black distress ink to edge the tag.  I used archival black ink to stamp the hearts and "love" stamps and immediately dusted Broken China Perfect Pearls over it.  After dusting the Pearls off I re-stamped it with archival ink.  Depending on your angle you get two different looks.  I used distress stains and paints to color the crinkle ribbon. Loved experimenting with the new distress paints!