Friday, March 21, 2014

Vintage Lace Keepsake Mini Book

It was thrilling for me to play in my mother's century old stash of laces.  Yep, her stash included laces from her mother and grandmother and my favorite aunt.  All these incredibly talented crafters are in heaven now, but they passed on the love of fabrics and laces and ribbons and buttons to me.  And my sweet mom let me pick out some of my favorites from her incredible "stash" and take them home with me.

I couldn't wait to make a lace book like I had seen on other talented crafter's youtube channel.  But I couldn't help but think of how teaching and sharing crafting secrets has changed since my great grandmother and her daughters and sisters got together at quilting and embroidery  bees and shared there crafting talents with each other, passing on these gifts to future generations...   Now, I sit with my cup of coffee or glass of coke and just spend hours with talented crafters like:

Gladys at HeartofaGippsy on youtube
Lydia at Itripledogdareu on youtube
Chrissie at chrissiecrosser on youtube
Olga at madstamper64
Cheryl at delygirl1961 on youtube
Marlene at 4marlene1  ( the absolute queen of shabby chic in my opinion)
and so many many more

So here's a warm heartfelt thank you to all these wonderful crafters, past and present, who share their talents and warm family stories with us.  Salute!!!

hugs and have fun crafting,
Molly D

Saturday, March 15, 2014

2014 Calendar I editied from Crafty Secrets...made Month names bigger

First, we need to all give a big shout out of thanks to Crafty Secrets for providing us these wonderful calendars every year.  I took the original one they created and modified it by making the month titles larger...and am posting this edited version....hope they don't mind...I  used this edited version in a project and had a few ladies ask where I got it so I thought I would share...

Monday, March 3, 2014

Making "Wildflowers" from paper roses...

     I love all the paper roses I have "stashed away" in the old hoard vault...but find I don't use them as much as I should.  Often, I find the are two "lumpy" for my scrapbook pages or the cards I want to send. I decided to tear them apart and use some of the wonderful stamen I have been hoarding as make them look more like the expensive Prima flowers I love so much, and not so rose repetitious.....

Here are a few of the cards I made using this easy technique ( I put the video tutorial below the pictures if you want to know how I made them):

These three cuties are some extras  I will be using on upcoming projects!  Just love the soft effect the stamens give.

Here's the link to a video I did for this technique:

Hope you enjoy and share the projects you do, if you decide to use this technique.  Have fun crafty!

Molly D    

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Last day to Vote for my entry at Creating the Crafty Life...

Please, take just a minute and vote for my entry, link is above,  in a contest I have entered on Creating the Crafty Life.  The final cutoff for voting is midnight Wednesday, February 26th.  You much be a member of the site to vote, but it is so easy to join!  And I promise, if you are a crafter, you will love the site... lots of great challenges and contests... so please please please scoot on over, join if you are not currently a member and vote for my entry!  And a big hug and thank you to all who do!

To join the site, just hit this link  and hit the sign up link...I promise you will love this site.  Very wonderful group of crafters.  After you join, then just hit the link above to "like" my project, each like counts as a vote.  Whew.... Thanks again if you take the time to help me win this fun contest!

hugs and happy scrapping!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Love is in the Air Youtube Hop with Great Prize!

Come join in the fun starting TODAY, Feb. 2nd thru Feb 8th.

        MBTreasurista is hosting a youtube Hop featuring Misty's designers:
 Bona of LiveLoveScrap on yt
Deb or CraftyTexasWoman
Sara whose yt channel is JustCardsbySara
and me...iloveminialbums on yt! 
I think you will really enjoy and be inspired by these women's great Valentine projects...PLUS, if you subscribe to each channel and leave a comment on each you will be entered into our great contest.  Here's the prize...
Love Is In The Air Youtube Hop Grand Prize worth over $55

Lovely Prize Package:
- Love You Madly 6x6 Paper Pad (Glitz Design)
- Cupids Arrow 6x6 Paper Pad (MME)
- Shabby Chic Resin Treasures - Heart (Prima)
- Shabby Chic Resin Treasures Cupid (Prima)
- Canterbury Rose Teal (Petaloo)
- Mixed Blooms Red/Burg (Petaloo)
- Mixed Blooms Mauve (Petaloo)
- Mixed Mulberry Paper Flowers (Prima)
- Say It In Pearls Swirls and Fimo Gray (Prima)
- Gorjuss Urban Rubber Stamp Set - You Brought Me Love
- Banner Lace Ivory (MB's Treasurista)
- Black Heart Drip Venise (MB's Treasurista)
- Loop Heart Drip Venise Lace (MB's Treasurista)
- Loop Heart Venise Lace (MB's Treasurista)
- Pale Pink Scalloped Floral Lace #1 (MB's Treasurista)
- Vintage Pink Floral Resin Hearts (MB's Treasurista)
- Black Gothic Flat Back Frames (MB's Treasurista)
- White Floral Rose Flat Back Frames (MB's Treasurista)
- Love Birds Cabochons, Lt. Pink/Lt. Blue (MB's Treasurista)
so join the fun... here's the links, in order,  to each of the ladies scoot, there's a great prize waiting to be won..
Have fun crafting,
Hugs, Molly D

Sunday, January 26, 2014

2014 Calendar Mini...

Above is the video to a mini album calendar I made recently.  I used Prima's Fairy Belle paperline for the base over envelope and cards from Michaels in an pearlized ivory.  I edited a free printable 2014 calendar from Crafty Secrets. ( I enlarged the months as you can see below).  Hope you enjoy this quick creation  and have fun crafting!

hugs, Molly D

Newest Valentine Mini Album with Anna Griffin Papers

Just wanted to share this little mini album I made, finally using some of my Anna Griffin papers and stickers.  Now I only have about 500 more pounds of Anna Griffin paper and stickers to go....teeheehee.  Hope you enjoy!

Have fun crafting everyone...and stay safe and sound in this winter weather we are having!
hugs, Molly D