Wednesday, April 13, 2016

One Sheet Mini

Hello everyone!  Today I have for you a special little treat I created
for my inspirational piece for
My Besties 3D and More

I have created this one piece mini album that also can be used 
with Sherri Baldy My Besties Pocket Letters.  This measures, when closed,  3" x 4"
and 1/2" thick.

For this I have used the Sherri Baldy Designer Pack
Geisha Blossom.  You can find it HERE

Start with one sheet of 12 x 12 cardstock.  I have used black Recollections
as I like the weight of it.

You will need to score at 4" and 8"
Here I have one already scored and cut so you have an idea of what it will be

Rotate clockwise and score at 3",  3 1/2", 6 1/2", 7", 10" and 10 1/2"

As you see I then cut on the fold lines and made alternating
shorter panels.  These small panels will become the pockets.  I made them 2" 

The arrows are pointing to the little flap that will help make these pockets.
Just fold in and glue down and there is your pockets.

I have used a 1" circle punch for my pockets.  You could use a
decorative punch or leave straight.  

For the pocket inserts, I cut them at 2 3/4" x 3 3/4".

All you need to do is decorate and create!

I added a small magnet for my closure.  I just glue under my decorative papers.
I forgot to glue in my magnet before papers for the flap, so I just added this decorative die cut
to put over my magnet/

  What magnets do I use?


These are 0.196" (5mm) x 0.039" (1mm), magnetized through the thickness.

HERE is where I get my magnets.  I am sure there are many other places, but I have
had nothing but great service and fast shipping with this company.  There
are many other sizes to pick from also.

I hope you have enjoyed todays project.

Come and join us with all your Besties creations. 
 We love to see what everyone creates.

You can find all the Designer Papers and Pocket Letters at


Saturday, April 9, 2016

Clocks, Gears and SteamPunk

Hello everyone!  I am happy to share with you a project I made
for Sherri Baldy's  Addicted To Stamps Blog
I am using a few of the Steampunk digis that are available from My Besties.
I have made a 4" x 6" album with a hidden hinge system
and pocket pages and other elements.

This is img103 SteamPunk Fairy
and you can find her HERE

I have used her for my front cover.

Not sure of what colors to use for the wings, well here are the colors I have used.
This was a fun image to use to experiment with colors to see
what effects I could make with adding and layering the colors.

 E00, 21, 33, 50, 53  * Y21  *  BG 10, 70

and here are the colors I used for her outfit.

RV00, 91, 93, 95, 99

And for the second image, I used img113 SteamPunk Cat
 and you can find him HERE 

He has decided to watch over all my photos and is
located on the back inside cover.

I tried another color combo for is wings and have used

E11, 21, 53 * Y21 * BG 11
I also used a prismacolor premier pencil in light aqua
to add more on the edges and corners.

Here is the album

I also would like to share some of the embossing and how I
gave the pages, the cover and back cover the look.


I used these embossing folders by Darice

I used Tim Holtz distress ink and inkagold in two colors ( gold and ice blue)
First, I inked the edges and lightly over the entire top.  I then took the inkagold
and rubbed over the embossed gears and clocks in various places.


And for my added spine embellishment.  I added an eyelet hole between
pages 3 and 4 and laced the ribbon yarn through and added charms, beads
and a gear piece to dangle from the ends.

I have in my stash this amazing ribbon yarn that works perfect.

I hope you have enjoyed todays project!


You can shop for more steampunk
images at


Also we would love for you to join us at My Besties Designs Color & Create FB page
and see all of your wonderful creations.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Messy Bessy Jessy

Wow!  Hard to believe that it is April already.
Where does the time go.
Well today I have some DT Inspiration for

I am using a printable from the Messy Bessy Jessy CD ROM

There is an abundance of elements, digis, printables, papers and more
that you can create with on this one.  If you haven't considered one,
now is the time.

As you see, she is made into layers to give the 3D effect.  Just
print and cut the pieces out and mount on top of each
other with foam tape.

I am also using a Sherri Baldy My Besties SVG.
The dress form is a cutting file and just think of all the things
you could do to dress it up.

You can find the SVG HERE

There are many different CDs and SVGs that are available and
you can find them at

There is still a few days left to get these for 55% off

We would also love for you to share your creations with us at

Happy Crafting


Magic Is All Around Us

Hey everyone!  It is time for a new challenge at Scrappers Delights
Scrapper's Delights Challenge Blog

and I am using the Magic is All Around Us Digi
You can fin it HERE

For this card, I decided to go a little mixed media and added
some texture paste and made the flowers pop up
just a little more than normal.  

Did you know you can get a FREEBIE.

Why not check it out and grab this one and enter our challenge.

You can find all the information on how this image can be yours
in the Scrapper's Delights FB Fan Group in the pinned post.

Happy Crafting

I have entered this into challenges
Brown Sugar #192-Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards#-Spring Is In the Air


Friday, April 1, 2016


Hey everyone!
challenge and this months optional theme is circles.

Isn't she just so adorable in the big hat with flowers.

I am also using My Besties SVG cutting file

flower 1 svg file instant download by Sherri Baldy

We would love to see all your creations and have you come and join in on
the fun for the month of April.

There is also a DT Call happening and you just need to add
DTC after you name when you link up for the challenge.

And last but not least, DO NOT MISS OUT on
the BIG SALE that is going on.


Happy crafting