Saturday, September 17, 2011

Lace and Trims

Got this bucket of laces and trims and things off of craigslist. I paid $25.00 for it all. You won't believe how much was in there. I couldn't even take pictures of it all. But was loaded with some of the prettiest laces and trims. Some never even open. And it all came in different shapes and sizes. Below are just a few of them. 

There were also these appliques in there. Some they tore up into pieces but can still be used.

And last got these over the weekend at a yard sale. The lady said she used to make costumes for her daughter that was in pagants.

Another craigslist find.

Another craigslist find. This one was $10.00. I got the tag punch and the tag stamps along with a hole punch and scissors and three small stamp pads from Stampn up.

craigslist .25 and .50 cent stamps

I went on craigslist and saw that they were selling new and used rubber stamps for .25. I thought sure they are. But I called and made an appointment to go see what they had. And let me tell you she had buckets of stamps. And yes they were for a quarter and some that were larger for fifty cents. I bought over two hundred stamps all for fifty bucks. Gotta love craigslist.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Prima packageing mini album.

Front Cover
Used a copy of the prima dress form printed and glued it on cardboard then ran thru embossing folder.
The papers are from a recent blog hop over at swirlydoos that I had won. I used what was left from the butterfly garden mini. This might be a very long post. Sorry!!! I will try to keep it quick.
the ruffle skirt is some trim I got at a yard sale. It is vintage. I printed some tags from online. The flowers are Prima. Use some rub-ons from prima. Blush rub-ons. I used different colors stickles. Rhinestones and gems. I made all the stick pins.

I tried to use as much as the packaging as I could from everything. Oh I forgot to mention this mini is for a contest over at MCS. We have to incorporate the prima packaging that the flowers and so on come in. They do make the cutest packaging. I ordered a berry bouquet from bluemoon scrap booking and used the packaging there as a tag. 
The ribbon that has prima collection is from the packaging that I got from Pam over at MCS. I won a contest and it went around the box of bottled flowers.

I wanted to be able to add as many photos as possible. So there are alot of tags behind the larger photo mats.
I purchased some punched swirls from a wonderful friend Gabi. You all I'm sure know her.

I also used several tags from 29th street market. I have been holding on to them and just know found a way to use them. The butterflies are stickers mounted onto clear transparency and cut out. Some Recollections bling.

The bird cage is just a pattern a friend had traced for me to use as a pattern. I traced and cut from the paper. I did two different one and attached them with a eyelet. I didn't get a photo but the top bird cage swivels to the side .

The back is for journaling.

More packaging from prima. It had the birds in it. I just cut a mat on the from and back and layed it into the rectangle and added a tag on from cover of it.

The back.

A lot of the sayings and things are cut from AMM expressions twill ribbon. I have had this for over five years and again found a way to now use it. The clear word tag at the top. I used the packaging that the two word came on by AMM also.

I had entered a tag swap with steffigal1 on youtube. And just couldn't wait to use some of my beautiful tags I received. The metal tag plates are from Makingmemories.


The top  blue butterfly shape lifts up to add a photo under. I added a punch out fro the papers and just glued it to a large paper clip I purchased at Wal-mart on the clearance rack.

The inside. If you lift the oval you can add a photo under it as well as the from of it.

Also if you flip the oval over it has a journal spot.

I cut the fence from a pattern I have glued it to cardboard and ran thru an embossing folder.

The large flower is from the Christmas tree store in Mass. My friend sent me some last year. I used several different stamps from various places.

This book turned out wider then I planed. But love it. The back cover I left plane.

These are what some of the tags look like.
Thanks you so much for stopping by and taking a look. Again sorry for the long post too.


My beautiful granddaughter Lillibug. Her and her mother were sitting at the pond watching a huge dragon fly going by. Lilli turned and noticed there were flowers next to her.
I was across on the other side when I took this and wasn't sure I got it. But as you can see I did. I so can't wait to scrap this.