Farmhouse Mini Album

I love to scrapbook but I haven’t really ventured into mini albums but this one might have convinced me otherwise…how beautiful is this!?
I found this on Crate Paper’s blog…its one of my favorite scrappy companies.
I adore the embellishments and how the pages are filled with so many tiny details. Its a Fall Preview of their new collection. I can’t wait to see more of it!





To see more visit the blog here


London Calling

Here is another page I added to my travel scrapbook. It’s of London…day 1 of our Europe trip in 2009. Still working on the rest of the trip pages!

I decided to keep this page vintage looking since that style reminds me of London. I adored the photo of my husband standing next to the quintessential London icon..a red phone booth and of course the London Bridge.  Both photos were distressed on the edges with a paper distresser and inked. Our hotel gave us a map to use while we were there, I kept it and used a tag punch to cut out all the places we saw. Then I used a bigger tag punch to cut out red cardstock tags, I crumpled these, inked them with navy ink and attached the smaller tags to the front of them. I strung the tags across the page using bakers twine and my handy dandy tiny stapler.  I also used London sights entrance tickets as page elements..using the same technique as the red tags.  Kraft scrapbook paper was used as the base, punched out a border on the side and attached navy blue paper to the bottom. As a finishing touch I applied white henna-like pattern rub-ons to the page. There is so much Indian culture there that I just had to incorporate that into my layout.

Ribbon Storage Ideas

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ribbons stored in a metal pail

Ribbon holder tutorial


1. Soda Straw Dispensers
2. Small rod and clear jars
3. Postal Tags for ribbon by
4. Clothespin holder
5. Craft Sticks
6. Metal Pails
7. Use ribbon to hand ribbon!
8. Ribbon rings
9. Pant hangers
10. Crate box with door knobs
11. Trader Joe coffee tin caddy
12. Wrapping paper and ribbon wall rack