Saturday, June 16, 2018

Stash To Treasure Saturday #7


Welcome to 
Stash To Treasure Saturday #7!
Every week I will dust off some long overlooked 
item(s) from my stash
and create something new.

This week I am sharing a big, fun project.
This accordion book and tags (actually this is a second book,
so the colors are different than the one I used)
were from Cosmo Cricket,
part of a large craft kit purchased on QVC
(if I remember correctly).
I don't think they even make paper products anymore,
but I did find the kit on Ebay.
Just search "Cosmo Cricket crafting kit,"
and be ready for sticker shock.

I used a lot of other items that have been around my studio for years,
I will try to point them out as we go through the photos.

I created a boho junk journal of sorts.
Some of the older product used on the cover include:
wood mount Anna Griffin stamps for the background,
number ephemera from K&Co were used here and throughout the book
 
the background paper was by Basic Grey,
the ink bottle ephemera was K&Co

Most of the paper used for tags and pocket stuffers is
Cigar Box Secrets from Prima Marketing (2014),
not super old, but definitely my all time favorite Prima line.
I may have been working from the 3rd paper pad purchased from this line.

These butterflies were fussy cut from (I believe) more K&Co 

The tags are blank on the reverse side
leaving plenty of room for photos and journaling.

Vintage lace snippets have been used throughout.

This is a cute little flip book with room for plenty of journaling.

The flip side of these journaling cards are blank too.


I used a very old sheet of stickers throughout the book
(see the banners and label on this page)
I want to say they were by Basic Grey,
but I am not sure.

 I even used up the last of these beige pearls,
which were purchased for a special order years ago.

This is a small matchbox album,
it was a kit from Basic Grey.

It was intended to be used as a mini photo album,
there are a number of pages.

There were so many more old bits 
 that were used in the making of this piece,
but honestly I cannot remember who made them.

(Note: the people and most of the words are from Tim Holtz)

Thanks so much for visiting.
I hope I have inspired you to dig through those drawers and cubbies to find your newest treasure.

Please leave a comment.
At the end of the month,
I will announce a random winner
of a special gift.
(only one comment per post will be entered).

happy hugs,
Kim

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 472

Keeping it real.
No pretty staged photo here,
this is how my kits get made.

I am linking up to 
Stamping Ground,
WOYWW #472

Be sure to visit:

Happy halfway through the week!
hugs,
Kim


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Altered Paint Sample Swap Returns







A big thank you to these 5 women for sharing their talents.
This was a fun swap!

If any of the swappers wish to share their contact info,
please leave a comment on this post with links to your social media.

A new swap announcement is coming soon!


Please leave a comment.
At the end of the month,
I will announce a random winner
of a special gift.
(only one comment per post will be entered).


hugs,
Kim

Monday, June 11, 2018

Paper Doll Swap #3





This is Coley.
The stamps (except the fish tail) are from Character Constructions.
Her bodice, tail and hoop skirt have all been stamped onto pattern paper from
Prima Marketing,
the charms are also from Prima.
Here skin and features have been water-colored.

Please leave a comment.
At the end of the month,
I will announce a random winner
of a special gift.
(only one comment per post will be entered).


Happiest Of Days!
hugs,
Kim

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Stash To Treasure Saturday #6

I purchased a garland of these adorable fish
many moons ago.
The beads were used in a number of projects,
and a few of the fish as well.

This little darling was created for an extra little surprise for a swap.
I plan to make more,
but think I will try to add a bit more
by way of beads, charms, and shells.

Thanks so much for visiting.

Please leave a comment.
At the end of the month,
I will announce a random winner
of a special gift.
(only one comment per post will be entered).

Remember to "Just Keep Swimming!"
happy hugs,
Kim


Friday, June 8, 2018

$5.00 FriYAY! (double dip)

$5.00 worth of Dollar Tree finds,
plus a few extras from my supplies
(adhesives, 6 dies, 3 punches, sentiment stamps, ink, glitter pen, cardstock and envelopes)
came together to create these 6 OWLdorable cards.
They will be heading to Send A Smile 4 Kids. 








There are plenty of leftovers after these 6 cards were made.
In fact, here are some bonus projects
which incorporated the google-eyes and foam sheets from above. 

If I double count the foam sheets and google eyes,
this group of makes cost a total of $4.50.
The ribbon was only $.50 at Joann Fabrics (on clearance).

I used Tim Holtz Mini Paper Rosettes die for the bookclips.
Additionally, cardstock, envelopes, circle die, paper clips, stamps, adhesives, and ink
were used to complete these projects.



A circle die cut from fun foam covers all the messy bits on back.

Please leave a comment.
At the end of the month,
I will announce a random winner
of a special gift.
(only one comment per post will be entered).

happy hugs,
Kim



Thursday, June 7, 2018

My First Pocket Letter (& this will be June's giveaway!)

I don't know the history of pocket letters,
but I have been antsy to try my hand at one for quite a while.

Pocket letters are little happy mail gifts,
sometimes given as a RAK
or in a swap.

Nine pockets are filled with ATC-sized little pieces of art.

On the back side,
eight pockets are filled with small embellishments
for the recipient to use in their own artwork.
The ninth pocket is for a letter
in which personal information is shared.

This will be June's giveaway prize!


Please leave a comment.
At the end of the month,
I will announce a random winner
of a special gift.
(only one comment per post will be entered).

hugs,
Kim

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