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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Shabby Chic washi tape storage using Teresa Collins Beautiful Baroque embossing folder

 Hello Friends!
  Today I have a pretty way to store your washi tape (and cheap too!) I'm late to the whole washi craze, so I only have 6 or seven rolls, but it's kind of a pain to keep them corralled, so when I saw this on Facebook I had to do it! The base is just a Reynolds Wrap box!
1~ CAREFULLY removed the little metal cutting strip from the box
2~ Gently take the box apart so it lays flat
3~ Lay the flattened box onto a piece of card stock. Holding the 2 pieces tightly together, fold both to make creases in the card stock. (do not make the first and last crease because you need to make some allowance in the wrapping process so the card stock isn't too tight around the box.
3~ Start gluing the box 1 section at a time starting in the middle. (If you start on the end, your creases won't match up) After you have everything glued except for the ends, just wrap the cards stock around the end of the box.
4~ Cut the excess card stock away
5~ Reassemble the box. U used binder clips to hold it together until it dried
6~ Add velcro for the closure
7~ Decorate!

The central panel is a 8.5 x 11 inch piece of card stock embossed with Teresa Collins Beautiful Baroque embossing Folder from Craftwell. I inked it up with Vintage Photo Distress ink.

I stamped the ends with a beautiful stamp from Something Tattered (the stamp is in the Mr. & Mrs. set)

I added a vintage image as a label and used some butterflies that I punched from a Martha Stewart punch.
Love the Prima bling!



I added a decorative strip that I made with another Martha Stewart punch and a little organza butterfly.


My sad little collection of Washi lol


You can see the velcro at the bottom right of this pic.
Thanks so much for peeking at my Project.
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Saturday, October 26, 2013

My Filofax Personal Holborn planner / binder set up as a wallet

 Hello Friends! I've been living in my new Filofax Holborn for a couple of weeks now and I love it! The leather is beautiful and it works perfectly as a wallet for me. So, here's my set up for now as I'm sure it will evolve over time. I have a few tips and thrifty tricks that I've found...so make sure to read through the comments under the pictures :)
Beautiful Leather Holborn (Personal size)
I have a pocket size Filofax and for me it is to small. The personal works great for me.
The Holborn has nice size rings and flexible leather,,,you can stuff a lot into this thing!

 ....like I said, it has great "stuffability" lol
In the front I have my credit cards, drivers licence, insurance card etc.
The right side is a handmade laminated divider. My Coleto pen is to fat for the leather pen holder so, I attached 2 small binder clips to the divider to make a pen holder. the little plastic hook thingie (yes, that is the technical term) fits right in there. The binder clips are decorated with a bit of washi tape.

This first section is labeled "Nutrition"
I keep track of my food and exercise here.

...calorie counts

...workouts....pretty flyleaf/dashboard I made. They are clear with the image printed on...you can attach sticky notes etc,,,

another pretty flyleaf

These decorative edged Laminated dividers are available in my shop.
This next section is my calendar 

Next is planning stuff

Another laminated divider.

This section has shopping lists

Little laminated pocket I made with design paper.

...divider with image from my shop.

This is kind of fun....I just attached an image I printed on card stock with washi tape to make a pocket for scratch paper. The scratch paper is held together with a pretty paper clip I made.



The pretty paper on the right came from one of those paper pads that stick to your refrigerator. They come in so may pretty patterns! They make me happy when I open my planner lol 
(Just punched holes and plopped them in)

This is a great tip (If I do say so myself) These great vinyl pockets were $1.50 for 3 at Office Depot. They are Pocket protectors! I just cut the little front flap off and punched holes.
This one holds my receipts

This card holders holds all the gift cards I need to use and my reward cards

This pocket holds store coupons


The pocket on the right holds restaurant coupons

The Holborn has a hidden zipper compartment...this is where I keep my cash and change.
So, That's it for now. if you have a minute, pop into my store and check out my dividers :)

Friday, October 25, 2013

 Fall is in the air and I love it!! This is one of my favorite times of year: Beautiful changing Missouri leaves, sweater and sweatshirt weather and pumpkin beer. (Not really a beer drinker, but I love the pumpkin beer!)
 When I received my Teresa Collins Hounds tooth embossing folder I immediately thought fall. Here's why, I was in high school in the late 80's and hounds tooth in  heavy fabrics was hot lol...yes, I'm dating myself. Anyway, it gave me a warm fuzzy when I saw it. I decided to make a Thanksgiving goodie box/bag. Very simple, but who doesn't like to get a little gift?

I embossed the french fry box in my eBosser with the Hounds tooth embossing folder.
I then inked it up Vintage Photo distress ink.

I love, love, love vintage images and thought this was just darling! Again, inked up with Distress ink.

Finally, I added a couple of flowers. Easy Peasy Lemon Squeazy!

The gift bag itself is a gusseted clear bags (filled with Werthers....Had to coordinate with the box! If you want to put something in your box that doesn't match, just line the bag with a coordinating tissue paper)

I tied it closed with a piece of lace and then pinned the charm on with this adorable little garment pin.
Thanks for taking a peek at my little project. If you have a minute come poke around my blog at


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Hello Friends!
I have some exciting news that I've been dying to share....
I have been asked to join Something Tattered's Design Team!
All of their products are sooo my style, I am beyond thrilled.
Their stamps are truly Beautiful!


This is the rest of our team . If you have a minute take a peek at what they've been up to.
So excited to be working along side these talented ladies!


Introducing the rest of the Something Tattered Design Team:



Design Team Leader


Design Team Education Coordinator














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Friday, October 18, 2013

 Hello Friends!
   I made a mini chipboard album with this weeks Featured Digital Collage sheet. You can purchase it below if you'd like. Video is here http://youtu.be/C1zZlJum9YA
   This weeks sheet is bright and bold...I love it!

This sheet is watermarked...Yours will be emailed to you :)


Rose Clipart Vintage
Digital Collage Sheet
         $2.99

Digi's and other supplies can be found in my Zibbet shop

As usual, I inked everything in Vintage Photo Distress ink.

Banner Die Pre Order http://shabbybeautiful.blogspot.com/p/this-weeks.html

Here's a little butterfly i made using cut up paper flowers. I like how it turned out.





















This is the Ceiling tile technique that I used a couple of weeks ago. There;s a Tutorial a couple of blog posts back.



Thanks for peeking!