Monday, October 29, 2012

Spooky Something Wicked Halloween Mini Album

With Halloween being this week I couldn't resist to create with Marion Smith's new Something Wicked Halloween Mini Printable kit that you can purchase here from her website.
Here is the cover with glimmer misted Prima flowers and leaves with Marion's little printable tabs tucked in with the flowers.
 Here are some inside pages of the Spooky Mini, it's of my two girls and their friends getting ready for trick or treating the costumes went perfect with the printable. I decided to create my own faux washi tape, using the printable I just cut small strips of paper ripped on both ends, edges inked and taped down...what a great way to use up the little scraps that are leftovers.
 When you have multiple photos tape them back to back and punch holes and add them as pages with little tabs to add some cool interest in the mini. Don't you just love Marion's pages are so perfectly distressed all you have to do is add your photos, thanks Marion for wonderful digital printable to create with.

 Hope you all enjoy your Halloween Holiday and be safe....need some Halloween  party decoration purchase this kit and create cute little decorations to adorn your party. Like a BOO banner, cup cake flowers, treat bags, etc...
Peggy Lee

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Project Life | Inspiration & Freebie

I've been obsessed with all things Project Life  lately. Honestly I've been amassing a huge collection of journaling cards, page protectors, binders, and the like. You know......preparation.

And with all that preparation I've been readying my album, organizing my plastics, and  getting embellishments sorted and selected.

After hoarding collecting for the past few months, I've finally started printing photos. The everyday little moments of life that we cherish for a few minutes then forget and move on to the next task of the day.

With Project Life I get to revel in those moments, examine them, dwell in the still moments of life, preserve the memory, and capture it in my mind, in my heart, and in my Project Life album.

That's what I love about it. It challenges me to slow down and really be present....Show up in my life in an intentional way.

Shimelle Lain posted this video last year detailing her inspiration and a little bit about her life of scrapbooking everyday. I was so inspired. With this hobby that I love I definitely want to scrapbook everyday but I don't always get the chance. With the little pockets of memories in the Project Life system it gives me that opportunity to do a little crafting every day if I wish.

And with my love of crafting I want to share a bunch of freebies with you. The Project Life community is huge (do a Pinterest search for Project Life to really see what I mean) and there are many many fantastic digital designers creating awesome things to incorporate into the memory keeping system. The great thing about that is you can use these thing for anything. They are great for quick and easy cards, adding embellishments to scrapbook pages and mini-albums. The best part is that they're free.

Have fun downloading all of these freebies. They are all stored in my Dropbox folder waiting to be printed and prepared. So much fun!!!

Pictures should be linked directly to the post where you can download them. Enjoy.

Here is my very first Project Life spread. It chronicles my trip to San Antonio with my in-laws.

It was so so easy to put all this together, just working in the little spaces of the 3x4 and 4x6 spaces. It took me a few days to jazz it all up like I wanted it but it was oh so much fun filling the pockets up with memories and mementos.

Simple Stories just release a new memory keeping system called  SN@P Studio that is very similar to Project Life except it's on a smaller scale.  All of these products just hit stores.

Whatever system you choose to preserve memories, keep on doing it. The experience of creating and the joy of having those memories to share for years  is so worth it.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week.


Friday, October 19, 2012

Something Wicked - Mini Album

Something Wicked is Marion's latest Mini Album Printable themed around Halloween.  You can order the download here.   Although this mini has a gothic feel to it, many of the designs could be used with her other printables.  

I created this little mini in just a few hours.  My daughter wants to use it to display her Halloween costumes from the past, and incorporate some of her future costumes for years to come.  She has always loved Halloween, and playing dressup, so it should make for an interesting book when it is filled.

In addition to Marion's downloads, I was able to incorporate a lot of dies, and vintage Prima tube flowers, with scraps of lace, and fibers.

When making the album, I cut some tickets from the scraps to make extra journal spots - so save those scraps!

Here is a video showing each page in detail. 

Did you download this mini?  If so please share your version with us on the Artsy Addicts Facebook Page. 

Thanks for stopping in today,
Tonya Gibbs

Monday, October 15, 2012

Part 3-Garment District Mini Junk Journal

Putting this mini junk journal together has been so fun and creative, using up supplies that I have on hand and yes I said it I am a HOARDER a scrap hoarder. I just can't seem to part with this or that of papers, lace and trims, buttons, etc...
First is the over all look of the mini junk journal (I need different binding rings) but it's looking good so far.
The cover still need special TLC, working on a flower arrangement right now for the finial post.
 See the tiny clothes pin-that I glimmer misted with Tattered Angels (tattered leather), which made the tiny pin look so old weather it so much.
 I cut smaller file folders for a unique insert along with pale blue shipping tags that I bought some time ago..that is one of my faves in my hoarding addiction.
 Every little mini need a doilie or two, love how the white pops off the Kraft envelope along with Marion Smith's digital tag.

                                                                      old book pages

 Here is the overall view of the mini-so much more to add and embellish, excited to finish this mini and to see all your journals made with the Garment District Printable by Marion Smith.

Happy creating, Peggy Lee

Friday, October 12, 2012

Friday Night Lights

For those who know me - my passion is FOOTBALL. Seriously I even volunteer so that I can stand on the sidelines with my toes in the grass. In my community - I'm known as Psychomom. They dubbed me this years ago. Every child I've ever photographed will tell you the name is well earned. They know if they are playing, I'm on the sidelines for them!  I pace the field with lens in hand, and hold my breath for that perfect SHOT!  I rush home, spend an hour cropping and posting so the kids/parents can see the photos.   It started when my son played his first game as a Pop Warner Mitey-Mite at 7 - he is now 16 and this is his first year at Varsity. 

A few weeks ago,  thanks to a friend who works for a local newspaper, I had a sideline bird's eye view for his first varsity football interception. 

That game he had 2 interceptions in the pouring rain.  So I decided to make an 8x10 collage print to hang on his wall.  As you can see I have every single step from before he caught the ball, until he jumped up!  Prints like this are great for sharing a number of pictures with loved ones.  I love making these because at a glance you get the entire story.

This year has been a little different because his stats are not just small talk among family, they are now posted in various newspapers around the state, and broadcast on local news stations.  I'm trying to collect up the stats from the newspapers and Internet highlights to make him a book . I'm so proud of him for giving everything on the field.  He has worked so hard, and it is so rewarding to see him put everything into his passions.  He may not be the largest one on the field, but he plays like he is 10ft tall and bullet proof. 

Thanks for stopping in today,

Tonya Gibbs

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Part 2 Garment District Junk Journal Mini

Part 2 "Covers"
First I started with 6x8 chip board pieces covered with thin brown paper (crinkled first), used a embossing folder to give a vintage worn look. Misted with some glimmer mist tattered leather and patina, inked the edges with walnut stain distressed ink. 
                        Below is my front cover and a peak at the insides (gutts) of my junk journal.
Sorry for such a short post, you know life catches us at times and things get busy even in our creating worlds.
Don't forget the Contest for the Garment District Printable Kit!
Peggy Lee

Friday, October 5, 2012

All Boy!

My nephew Cooper, at 4 years old, was wanting to go hunting with the big boys.  So Brighton, my Son, dressed him in Camo (way too big for him), painted his face, and gave him a BB Gun (with no amo).  He was so stink'n adorable, I had to take pictures of him.

Prima's Sept. BAP contest seemed like the perfect opportunity to scrap this photo.   Here is the final layout that I created.

I started with the Prima Script paper as my base, added some molding paste with a Prima Printery mask, then went to town spritzing with copper and bronze shimmering sprays.  I pounced some forest green shimmers in a diagonal across the page to give a hint of green, then finished off with Wheat Fields Glimmer mist.  All these colors remind me of my camo boys in the middle of fall.
The Prima Shabby Chic Deer resin was the perfect accent for this layout.  I framed Cooper's picture with corrugated cardboard, a Prima vine, and  Prima large leaves that I cut into palm frown shapes.  I finished off the title with a Nature's Garden Chipboard piece.  
Under his picture I tucked in a toy compass that came from a toy machine that Cooper and I had gotten after dinner one night.  I love the addition of one of his toys in the layout. 
Here is a look at the Sept. BAP Sketch, designed by Hege Lundquist that was required for the layout design.   For more information on Prima's BAP (Build A Page) Monthly Contests, please visit Prima's blog.
I love how masculine this layout turned out with all Prima products. Prima makes girl layouts a cinch, but I really had to dig into my creative side to achieve this masculine look. I really enjoyed the challenge.
Did you participate in the Sept. BAP Challenge?  If so, I would love to see your layout, please tag me in the photo on the Artsy Addicts Facebook page. 
Thanks for stopping in today,
Tonya Gibbs

Monday, October 1, 2012

Garment District Printable Contest/Mini Junk Journal Part 1

Are You Ready for a Contest?
That's right Marion Smith is offering another contest with "Garment District Printable".
Contest rules are:
-purchase printables (either or both 8 1/2 x 11 or Mini set)
-create a mini album
-video response (to the video below)
-email a link to your blog to (about your entry)
Contest runs from now to October 16th.
The winner will receive a "goodie box of Marion's favorite things" ($100.00 value worth)

Marion shows how to a new design from website.
This item is the lovely mini book Garment District.

The link is

Garment District: Mini Junk Journal by Peggy Lee
Part 1-prep work
While being sick this past weekend it gave me a chance to cut out all my printables, ink the edges to start my mini junk journal. I choose to use the Mini printable set along with some of the 8 1/2 x 11 pages that I printed on the back sides of the mini pages...and to use for my cover.
 Here I have gathered more supplies for the guts of my mini junk journal: mini file folders, shipping tags, label tabs, doilies, graph paper, sketch paper, old book pages (from a Charm School Book) how fitting, Kraft card/envelopes...and I have so much more to add later.
 I have prepared my mini junk journal covers, at 6 x 8 chip board pieces covered with thin brown paper. Inked in vintage photo distress ink with splashes of glimmer mist in tattered leather and patina. Now the hard part deciding which digital printable to use on my cover...oh man...that is going to be hard!!!!

Next Monday Part 2: Mini Junk Jouranl by Peggy Lee

So what are you waiting for head over and purchase your desired printable and start creating!!! We can't wait to see all your creations.

Thanks for stopping by.

Have a creative week,
Peggy Lee

more inspiration see Tonya Gibbs Youtube video


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