Today I wanted to tell you about my friend. I have exiting news from her. She just created a blog. I am so happy for her!!! I love the name a lot “Paper In My Hand.” And now I want to tell why I have this title on my blog. My friends name is Vera, it is a beautiful name that means Faith. We’ve met each other through our cards. We were posting cards on a Russian Forum. I always paid a lot of attention to her creations. I think you can read a person through their cards. Just because handmade cards are very personal and each card has a life. Vera’s cards have her style. Her cards are so sunny, warm, kind, and joyful.
She is always trying new techniques and each time she is doing great. After several months of card watching conversations we finally decided to get know each other personally. Not actually in person, but using an Internet connection. I am so happy that we made it. We write each other and you know what we are talking about? All about craft papers, cards, ribbons, punches, stamps and all this kind of stuff. That is why I said that Happiness is when somebody understands you.
By the way, here are some pictures of a mini-album that I just finished for my son’s librarian teacher. I’ve met her one-day at the library and she was so kind to me. She really touched my heart so I decided to make something for her.
As she is working at the library I choose to make a library pocket mini-album. Searching through Google for the templates I found a wonderful tutorial on how to make this book. It is a great site with lots of tips, techniques and tutorials. Another tutorial that I used for making the little Lego pieces is dry embossing with a Crop-A-Dile that I found on Beate’s blog. Wow! She does fantastic work. Her blog is fabulous. I would say it’s a treasure for people who like paper crafting. And the last tip is for how I made the title for the book. I read about this in a book that I just brought from the library “601 Scrapbook Ideas From the editors of Memory Makers Books.” Just take your alphabet stickers and use them as a mask. Adhere them (don’t press so hard because you will need to remove them) on the surface you wish and then paint over them with an acrylic paint. Once your paint is applied, carefully remove the stickers and admire the result!
Hope you found something useful from this post!
Thanks for reading and stopping by!
Have a beautiful day!
Supplies for the mini- album: designer paper from the DCWV, paper bag, dye-based ink, stamps, buttons, mini-folder, cardstock, embellishments, screw posts, alphabet stickers, acrylic paint.