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For my Friend…

Hero Arts CardLast evening I was making mini-book for the Hero Arts Flickr Group contest.  This week Lisa Spangler was hosting the Hero Arts blog. This week it was all about bookmaking!  Each week they have challenges. So I decided to try myself in this one on making books. I was lucky to have a clear design stamp set from Hero Arts.

Before I started to tell you how I made my mini-book I wanted to tell how many beautiful projects you can find on the Hero Arts Blog. I really like the tutorials. They are very helpful. I got to know lots of information from them. And all of the ladies in their team are so very talented. I just love Hero Arts!!!

To make my birthday book I was following the tutorial Accordion Book In A Box by Karen Thomas  from The Scrapbook Lounge. For the inside pictures I stamped the butterflies using dye-based ink. Then I cut the acetate squares (they became page protectors) and stamped a sentiment on them with Black StazOn ink.

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Hero Arts BoxI made the origami box following the tutorial by Dannie Graves.  I really enjoyed doing it. Don’t think that I will be even noticed in the Hero Arts Pool but I can always try.

Hope you will all have a wonderful weekend!

Enjoy the Holiday,


Supplies: designer paper, Hero Arts acrylic stamps, dye-based ink, acetate, Black StazOn ink, ribbon.

Hello to everybody!

Matching GameFirst of all I would like to thank all the ladies who wrote nice comments and didn’t let me give up! I think it was just not the right day. I just need more practice and the main thing is to believe in myself. That’s the most difficult part. Practice… I found a fun way on doing it. I decided first to learn how to fill up the small area of a stamped image. Where can you find lots of small pictures that match? Matching game! I decided to make a matching game for a very cute little girl. I stamped each image from the stamping set Enchanted Fairies twice on water color paper. Then I colored them with a small brush using water-coloring pencils, the ink from the lid, and Marvy Uchida water- based pencils. I used them all because I don’t have enough colors of pencils.

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As you can see I also sponged them with ink. Then I mounted them on designer paper along with a textured cardstock. I made a little box following the tutorial by the very talented Leslie Miller. Her blog is so beautiful and inspirational. I enjoy looking through her pages and I am always amazed by her creativity and the effort she puts in her crafts! Thank You Leslie for sharing with us and for inspiring!

For my box I changed the dimensions. You can do lots of fun stuff for kids using stamps. And not only with stamps. My son likes to watch me when I am crafting. And he really enjoys doing something with me. He made a mini-album (I helped him a little bit with folding) with some stickers he had.

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For his school project we made a Jacob’s ladder math dictionary. Our last project was an exploding mini-book. He is very proud of them. He keeps them in his secret drawer of his desk. I think that they are dear to him because he made them with me. It’s a memory of a time spent with mother and son…

Jacobs Ladder 1 Jacobs Ladder 2 Exploding Box

Hope you found something interesting for you!
Have a great day!
See you soon!
The Red Haired Girl

Supplies I used: Enchanted Fairies Stamping Set, black StazOn ink, Designer paper, textured cardstock, water-coloring pencils, Marvy Uchida Markers, dye-based ink.

Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad…

Dad\'s Album FrontGood morning, good evening or maybe good afternoon! I am so glad you stopped by at my blog.
Yesterday was a very special Day for all Fathers. Fathers Day! Of course I made a gift for my husband. Even though he is not my father but he is a father for our son. For the gift I choose to make a mini-album where I could put all of the pictures of my husband and our son. I wanted to show all of the appreciation for being a wonderful Father and loving Husband.

I found a beautiful project that was made in Honor of a Fathers Day by Nichole Heady. Nichole Heady wrote fabulous instructions for making a chipboard Fathers Day album. She even shared with us her researches of great quotes regarding fatherhood. Thank you Nichole for your creative ideas and for sharing with us with all of your work. I think that next time I will try other projects from her blog. She is very inspirational and very creative. Her tutorials are so easy to understand and they are so versatile. I like her art a lot! It is very elegant and original.

Dad\'s Shirt CardAnd of course what is a holiday without a card. This was a very quick project. I made a folded t-shirt card from a size of 8 by 12 patterned paper and put a greeting inside of the shirt. I used some buttons, a pocket and hand drawn stitches. For making an origami folded shirt I stopped at Cambria Turnbow’s blog. She wrote a recipe for her card and an awesome tutorial. Thank you Cambria! If you didn’t know about Cambria’s blog, check it out. She has an amazing cards and very interesting tutorials!

I hope you have or had a good day today!
Thank for reading through my blog!
See you soon at the same place!

Supplies: chipboard, designer paper, embellishments, ribbon, clear acetate letter, photo corners, buttons, gel pen, dye based ink, StazOn ink, photos, round punch, stickers, and cardstock.

Hello! Today I would like to show you a mini–album that I made about a month ago.

Vintage Album Page 1I was inspired by Lisa Zappa. What a talented lady she is. Browsing through her blog I fall in love with vintage designs more and more. Her projects are very inspirational. I am always coming back to her blog just to enjoy watching her projects. It’s like reading a book of art. When I saw her travel memories album on Heartwarming Vintage Blog.

I decided to make a mini-album about the little town where I live. I used the template that Lisa created and followed her instructions. Thank you Lisa for such a fun project. For the pages I used a cereal box because I didn’t have any chipboard. And I just covered both sides of a cereal box cutout template with designer paper.

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Vintage Album BoxTo store the album I made a box following the directions from a TV Weekly web episode for the Drop Spine Box with Tricia Morris. I like Tricia and her shows. She is very creative and always has so many ideas and new things to try. Even my son (he is 8 years old) joins me each Friday in watching her new shows. He even tried some of the projects with me. He knows most of their hosts by name. Sometimes I think that I am crazy because I can watch their video-tutorials several times a day and I never get tired of them. For the box I again used a cereal box and designer paper that I had on hand. For the first time in making a project I was very happy with the result!

Vintage Album Box InsideI gave this mini-album as a gift to a very nice girl. She was very surprised and liked it a lot. And that was the best thing for me to give it to her and to make her feel good. Giving handmade gifts is another definition of happiness for me. If I made another person smile or feel special, I feel happy and my heart feels warm inside.

Thank you for stopping by today1
Hope you enjoyed looking through my blog.
Have a wonderful day!

Supplies I used for the mini-album and box: designer paper (K&Company, clear stamps (bought at the local craft store bunch of 1$ clear stamps), rubber stamps, flower punch, snowflake punch, dye0basedink, StazOn ink, sewing machine, designer paper for the box from DCWV, ribbons, cereal box, die-cut tags

Happiness is when somebody understands you…

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.

Library Pocket Album CoverBy 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!

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Library Pocket 3-2 Library Pocket 4 Library Pocket 5-1

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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.