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 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 ✿⊹⊱