Cards and Album

This is what I finished today

I’ve been on a new quest to finish all of my ongoing projects before starting any new ones.  I love new ideas and imagining how I can improve things that are outdated or “old school”.  Though before I get ahead of myself, I need to stop, and complete my unfinished originals. I’m not a procrastinator, just inspired by lots of things.  Creating new things makes me so happy and genuinely joyful.

This is a photo album that I did for this summer’s beach theme in my creations. It is an accordion-folded album that can contain quite a few photos of vacations, special events, and little mementos and treasures. I would be glad to post the how-tos and measurements if I get enough replies to this post.  It is a very fun project and would make someone a fantastic gift.album cover1 Cover with a shell closure

accordian3 accordian2 album accordianYou can have some fabulous ideas of your own and create endless possibilities with colors, shapes, and themes.

Cards with a coastal/beach theme

I finished most of these current cards, mostly to find ideas and materials I can use for later projects…possible mock-ups for an art line I hope to launch next year.

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Valentine’s Day Cards

Valentine Creative Solution

Valentine cardsI got a little nostalgic this year and created vintage French cards,using many different papers and embellishments to define the style.

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VC2  Here’s a detailed diagram of the different components.

VC5Hope this inspired you to create your own Valentine’s Day card to send to your sweeties.

Chair Rehab

The Mid-Century Modern Chair Makeover

Chair 2I’ve finally finished my chair.  (Blog post: http://www.theonething1721.org/treasures/)

Remember when it looked like this:

Before

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After:

It has become one of the most comfortable chairs in the house.  What a little elbow grease, paint, and new gray suede upholstery can do! Chair1Now it will fit in nicely when I get to return home…I think I’ll use it as an office chair.

Craft of the Day

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Here is an extra craft for today:

pumpkin cutoutredoneDecorating for Fall and Halloween…pumpkin cutouts, thanks to my Cricut I can cut out multitudes of shapes in no time.