A new book style

I was looking at suggested video’s and I found this

Mother’s Day Paper Bag Pocket Wallet Mini Album with Steff M


I stayed up way to late last night and then as soon as I had a moment today I started crafting.



Yes I make mistakes. Notice trees are upside down.


This is what the island look like when I finished the first one that took at least 3 hours.


Second book only took 1 hour.






New Books

So excited and inspired! I am making new books.


First on left all recycled. 


The inside has a planner and a pocket.

Yesterday I noticed Papercrafter 45 had a new post.

I’ve made 3 mini folios since last night.





Kings kid


London market


Noir Nora

This book was inspired by Nora who reminded me Can’t isn’t a word in my vocabulary.


Drilled out a hole with my Silent Setter tool. Used Jewelry glue with a brad then duct tape.




Trying out my new set up.

Trying out my new set up.

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A full calendar,

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Page for post its.

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Very happy with how this one turned out. It’s a bit bigger than normal but the perk is an entire calendar.

More of my Book babies: Difference between a Large and Medium book



A large book has 6 pages. 3 of the pages are envelopes and the other 3 are fold out. Each page gets decorated then the front and back cover. It takes days to figure out what paper and what kind of embellishments. I use so much adhesive, glue and tapes. It always shocks me how much tape I’m using. Scor-tape, a big ATG, even Scotch double sided, oh and duct tape too maybe even some paper tape for decoration. IMG_20141004_055047 IMG_20141004_055100 IMG_20141004_055122 IMG_20141004_055135 IMG_20141004_055146 IMG_20141004_055152 IMG_20141004_055159 IMG_20141004_055205 IMG_20141004_055209 IMG_20141004_055213 IMG_20141004_055217 IMG_20141004_055221 IMG_20141004_055237 IMG_20141004_055242 IMG_20141004_055249 IMG_20141004_055304 IMG_20141004_055313 IMG_20141004_055323


Now here is a medium

A medium has 3 pages, one is an envelope, the other 2 pages are fold outs.

I really enjoyed these two 1950’s police box planners.

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These are a labor of love. The mediums seem like a vacation after a couple of large ones. I made a medium in 24 hours once but that was all I did while I was awake that day.  I ate standing there deciding on papers, I even got up in the middle of the night to stare at it. 🙂

I’ve always wanted to make books and thought when I started writing it would take care of the craving, but thank heavens I took that scrapbooking class!

Forest Mini planner



Thank you Home Depot Guy with hair like my son. I appreciate you cutting my board.



Mini next to Forest Big Planner.




Bird Planner and Mini

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I’m happy with this little planner. E and I cut out 12 mini’s so I’m going to be busy. 🙂



Bird Planner


I know I planned on doing the forest next but this one just took off. I added a bit more fancy to this one .


Wanted to make this page picture friendly so who ever gets it can make these above pages a bit scrapbooking.


I can not believe it started to rain right over my stump! LOL I ran inside and finished up.


Added an envelope picture pocket to this book.


Working on books but not writing them?

I’ve got three covers made and glued. Two of the books I forgot to put Tyvek in and had to back track but I’m a firm believer in “Not a Problem,” attitude on my crafting.


Two little front books and one 1950’s British Police box book.


Here’s the Forest Book. I did a FB Pole and it won. I did do a mini planner before it but the muse took control.


I just love this book if I were going to keep one it would be this but not happening. 🙂

New again?

I didn’t go back to bed after sending Hubby to work but did this instead. IMG_20140822_064438 IMG_20140822_064456 IMG_20140822_064547

Got to admit I’m surprised. I thought I’d do a big book next. Now my paper poll is all thrown off.

It’s made out of the extra little bits we cut the other day. It’s the size of the fold over piece on the big planner. Taking it to the store today to see if I can find a paper pad that will fit it.

Ok it’s about 5pm and this is what I’ve done.


I’ve not used up every bit of space.


Need to decide on a closer.


Left page is an envelope at the top too.


Again envelope at top.


Dollar two year calender.


Lace looking area is a pocket and right area has a slide in pocket.


Little slide in pockets and a scrap paper pad.



I have one more coat of Modge Podge and then I need to trinket it up and add stickers.

DD’s Planner

I saw the video for this planner on You Tube. It’s another of the Kathy Orta creations. I had a deep desire to build it but did not want to own a planner so I created it for Darling Daughter.

So here is my version of the planner.


I wanted a month at a glance so I made a slide in frame for the little calendar I bought in the 1$ section of Michaels. The calendar is made of a heavy enough paper it slides in and the post it tabs is glued half way so the second page can slide in and out. I tried fastening it but it needs to move to much.


You can see the top tab on this page. There are four different symbols so it can be easier to find where you need to be.


The page on the left is a expanded envelope that loads from the top.


Two pages of business card storage.


DD asked for places for business cards so I came up with this using pretty paperclips for extra support.


I was going to attach the year calendar on the inside cover but decided it would get to worn there and just slipped it in the pocket.


I used an elastic band to hold the paper pad in the book.


The Paper is from The Paper Studio’s Tattered and Worn paper stack. The back cover from Our Family Tree also The Paper Studio. I bought a set of The Paper Studio’s inspirational stickers for the inside of the book.

I used assorted glues and tapes, but want to make sure no one else buys the little 3 $ on sale pack I bought. I would never buy it again. You get what you pay for was very true in this case. I’ve bought Recollections stuff often at Michaels so was very surprised at the quality.



I got two figuring my grandson could use the other glues and I’d use the adhesive tape roller. Big mistake. Both rollers broke inside.

Done with my rant for the day.

I’m trying to find a place to get scor tape without breaking the bank. I used hot glue attaching the back cover to the book and did not add the pocket that was shown in the Kathy Orta video. It has so much storage I honestly just didn’t want to bother. My DD will be using a giant rubber band to hold the book closed. I and my Grandson use the giant rubber bands on our tablets and really like them.

Halloween in June Entry


Can’t express how much I’ve enjoyed making books from PaperCrafter45’s YouTude videos. Papercrafter45

This little beauty is just 3 envelopes as the base. I used mostly scrap to put it together. I see a story in the pictures and will be finding some corresponding pictures to compliment the book.

The paper is from Recollections Night and Fall Paper Pad. I wish I’d bought two now.


The challenge asked us to use this beautiful picture in a project. I printed it on an old plastic sheet from a long gone plotter. I just love the way it shimmers. My laser printer had no problem with it at all.

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