Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Fun with templates!

Hello, Friend!

I love to watch YouTube videos,
just in case you didn't know that.  ;)

One night I found a something that I got really excited about!
I discovered "jen of eve Designs"
and the wonderful templates Jennifer creates
to make lovely gifts and albums.

Let me share with you what I just completed.

It's called a "Flip Book" and here's my take on one:

Front Cover

**click photo to enlarge it**
Inside front cover 

This is the middle of the book

This one shows all the flaps opened up on inside

Same shot, but with flap 2nd from left lifted up
to reveal what's under it. 
Inside back cover

Back cover

Tags and crafty "goody" bags I made to insert into this book
and gifting to a long-time crafty friend

About Jennifer:  (from her YT channel)
"One of my favorite things to do is design and develop printable
 albums and templates for you to print and make with ease!
  All of my printable albums and templates are made by hand
by me, not digitally!  I am very proud of them
and I am constantly working on a new idea
to bring to you all!!


I like them because they are so versitile and easy to use.
You can either print them directly to your DP preference
or print them on plain cardstock and mat them yourself.

Start by checking out
Jennifer's YouTube Channel here.

Jennifer sells her templates on here on Etsy.

Jennifer's Facebook page here.

She has lots of crafty tips and tricks to share with you, too!!

Have fun!!

Thanks for stopping by to see what
I've been up to!

⊰⊹✿ Marilou ✿⊹⊱

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Note Pad Holders and exciting news!

I've been making lots of Note Pad Holders
aka Steno Pad Holders and BOY are they ever
fun to make!

Once I made my first one I was hooked
because they are so addicting to make,
embellish and use and they are refillable!!
Here is the front cover of my Asian-inspired book.
 It was handmade with Graphic 45 papers
called "Birdsong."

**Please click on photos to enlarge them**

Inside with steno pad and pocket

This is my own personal Note Pad holder,
made using my favorite G45 
"A Ladies Diary" Collection.


One more for now!
This one was made for a wonderful family member.



AND NOW for the exciting news!

I've just opened a new page on PSD
and I hope you will take the time check it out.

You will see that I'm now selling kits so please go take a look!!

Thanks for stopping by!

⊰⊹✿ Marilou ✿⊹⊱

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Fun with bound journals and books!

New projects to share with you today!

I've been having a lot of creative fun
making various books and journals
using different Graphic 45 Collections.

First, I realized that my password book was
seriously outdated and over 4 years old,
so I made myself a new one.

My favorite G45 Collection of all time
is the "A Ladies Diary Collection" and
it's what I've used to create many useful
and beautiful items for my craft space.

My new password book:

Front cover
(click on photo to enlarge)

It's a coil-bound book, made of fairly thick
chipboard, which I covered with G45 "A Ladies Diary."
It has several dividers and pages with room to
write in many sites and my passwords for those sites.

While my older PW book was only 4 3/4" x 4"
this one is much larger and measures 9" x 6 1/4"
and will hold more info.  I really like
how it turned out and hope it will inspire
YOU to make one too.


(click on photo to enlarge)

On the inside cover on every divider page,
I used one of the beautiful stamps that
came with the G45 Collection
and Ranger Distress Vintage Photo Ink to stamp.

I made tabs for the dividers using
Taylored Expressions
"Keeping Tabs."

When finished with all the pages, I used my Cinch to bind it.

That was so much fun!!

Thanks for stopping by.

⊰⊹✿ Marilou ✿⊹⊱

Tuesday, September 20, 2016


I've been having so much fun making cards again!!

Woo Hoo!!  It's been so long, but I'm getting

my craft room set up again, and I'm enjoying

all my crafting time.

BTW, you'll find some of my cards my "For Sale" page,

here on my blog.
I wanted to share one with you that I really liked.

I used a Saturated Canary image, called the Librarian:

(please click on image to enlarge it)

She was SO much fun to color up and make into a card.

I used Copic Markers to color her.

Thanks for stopping by to see what's new on my blog!

Please stop by again soon!
⊰⊹✿ Marilou ✿⊹⊱

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

G45 Voyage Beneath the Sea Folio Album

For the first time in several years, I taught a class today!
(please click on photo to enlarge it)

I love this paper line, with the turquoise,
coral and green coloration.

The right side of the album has 7 waterfall flaps
and it has a pocket on the left with 3 slim tags

and one large tag.  You'll find lots of room
to journal and for your photos,
making it a great album for
your summer beach photos!

At the end of my post is a link to the YouTube video that inspired my album.  To make it easier for you, I'm including the measurements for the album here:

Supplies needed to assemble folio:

1 - 12” x 12” medium weight Chipboard

1 – 12” x 12” DP for cover
1 – 12” x 12” DP for inside cover

3 - 12” x 12” Solid color Cardstock for base of pocket and waterfall pages and Tags

3 – 12” x 12” DP for waterfall flaps (3 different selections) and Tag DP

1 – 12” x 12” DP for pocket cover (or use scraps)


:  2 – 4 ½” x 8 ½” and 1 – 3/4” x 8 ½”  (for album base)

Waterfall base:  Cut 1 – 7 ¾” x 4”  Corner Punch bottom corners only

Waterfall flaps:  Cut 7 – 4” x 4 ½” Corner Punch bottom corners only

Tags:  Cut 4:  3 regular tags and one square with punched corners from scraps.

Inside left cover Pocket base:  1 – 5 ½” x 4 ½”
Designer Paper:
Front Cover:  Cut 1 - 12” x 10 ½”

Inside cover:  Cut 1 - 8 ½” x 9 5/8”

Flaps:  15 - 3 ¾” x 3 ¾”  from several different DP selections.  Punch bottom of fronts and top of backs
Strips:  7 – 3/8” x 3 ¾” (you can use same DP as cover or as desired)
Pocket:  1 – 3 ¾” x 4 ¾”  then cut angle

The following video, from "My Sisters Scrapper," inspired my album:


Thank you for stopping by to take a look at
what I'm currently working on!

Please stop by again soon!

⊰⊹✿ Marilou ✿⊹⊱

Sunday, July 5, 2015


Time flies when you're having fun,
or something like that.

I'm sorry, blog followers, that I have
not been posting for so long a time, but
I have very good reasons for that.
Shortly after my last post,
I got married and went on a honeymoon,
and then, a few months later,
my youngest son and my DIL
purchased a home and asked that we
move in with them.

Hubs and I lived in our motorhome
for several months, waiting completion
of the remodel we had done on our part
of the home.  It took months longer
than we were told and cost
far more than the price we
were quoted.

Our home is still not completed, but
we are now occupying the space and
waiting for part of the home to be re-done
and other parts to be finally finished.
It's been a nightmare, to say the least!

Our family grew, while we were
living in the motorhome, so
I thought I would introduce our
little boy to you.  ;)


He joined our family in February.
He's a midnight black toy poodle and is
now 8 months old.  The photo (above) is of him
when he was just a little guy and still in his
breeder's care.

Well, I know that's not what you come to my
blog to see, but that's all I have to share
right now.  I've been doing lots of gardening
and trying to get it all in shape and planted,
while I wait on the house.

I still don't have my crafting supplies put in place,
but hope to very soon!  I'm going
through withdrawals!!


I hope you had a blessed and safe
Independence Day celebration.

⊰⊹✿ Marilou ✿⊹⊱

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

White on white card

Hello friends!

I've been so very busy, getting ready
for my wedding, that I haven't been posting as I should!

I taught this card in a class in April, so thought
I would share it!
I love the look of a white on white card and feel
that one can easily use them for a variety of occasions!

This card is 6" x 6"

*Please click on the photo below to make it larger

I used a variety of dies and punches in the making of my card!

I made the roses out of a pizza box liner.
 IF you look closely, you may see the small embossed circles.

Dies used:
Memory Box Madera Corner
SpellBinders Foliage

SpellBinders Donna Salazar Rose Creations
(rose and leaves)

Embossing Folder:
Cuddlebug Swiss Dot

Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace (punch around the page)

It was a lot of fun to make this card and enjoy
the other Ladies in the classroom!!

I added some stamen, half pearls.

Thank you for wandering in!!

⊰⊹✿ Marilou ✿⊹⊱