puppy love and paper hearts

Friday, November 30, 2012

A fun Birthday album...
made with October Afternoon Cakewalk, pretty, retro, color-filled papers! I like the paper line, it would really work for so many ages.






and a fall tin celebrating the beauty of the season....



This sweet lady has requested a tin for each season and boy,  am I having fun with her idea!

Thanks for peeking!
God Bless-
Renee

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

jingle bells, jingle bells... anyone else ready for Christmas?
 This is a cute new album with a whimsical Christmas theme.









I just love Christmas! This is my absolute favorite time of year. I love the cooler weather, the shorter days, warm drinks to wrap my hands around, snuggly animals(puppies of course!), pretty much everything. We don't have fall where I live (too hot!), so Christmas in my house  starts when the weather begins to cool. Christmas carols have already been playing at my house!
Have fun creating-
God Bless.
Renee

Sunday, October 7, 2012

a fun little album, teeny actually...
the whole thing fits into this little tin that measures 4" x 4". I made the album using some nice heavier chipboard and my Zutter. For decorating the album I used Graphic 45 Happy Haunting, Authentique Enchanted, and Echo park Chillingsworth...all wonderful vintagey paper lines....








Obviously photos will need to be small....but isn't it cute?
God Bless!
Renee

Friday, October 5, 2012






you know those projects you start, then stop, and then toss into a closet? This was one of those. I just got to a point where I was very frustrated with it and it wasn't working out like the picture I had in my head so I boxed it up and stuck it in the closet. I pulled it out about a monthe ago and started working on it again and voila! It is done! only took a year or so....
God Bless!
Renee

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

a fun new shape! This was made using a Graphic 45 black envelope album which was very easy to work with and I love the new look and shape. A nice change from the paper bag albums. The envelopes are very heavy cardstock and nice and sturdy. I attached my papers using my ATG gun and Fabri-tac (the most wonderful crafting glue, EVER).













I found all sorts of wonderful embellishments at my local Michael's store to go with my pretty Graphic 45, Authentique and Echo Park papers.... I am not normally a fan of Halloween, but these fun, vintagey paper lines are great!
God Bless!
Renee

Thursday, September 20, 2012

mermaids lazing by the sea...





a new album. A paper bag album I started a year ago. It became frustrating to work on so I popped it into a box and put it into the closet. As summer was beginning to wane I saw it lurking in there and got it back out. I removed things I didn't like and finished it! There are hand drawn mermaids (no patterns, just my imagination, except the one laying on her tummy. I liked the pose in one of the vintage images), tons of embellishments, beautiful blues and greens, Glass baubles, tiny pebble, starfish and sand dollars  (real ones!) and other shells that I found on the beach. Just pretty things mixed together.
God Bless!
Renee