Saturday, February 27, 2010

Mother's Day is Around The Corner

Mother's Day is a special day where we, as children, can honor the one woman who gave us life! What a precious thing!!! I have created two, one of a kind paper bag mini albums that make wonderful gifts for the special mom. All you have to do is add photos and special journaling.

These albums contain 3 bags each (12 pages including front and back covers) and 3 tags made from recycled cereal box cardboard!

I hand stitched the binding as well as the front and back covers. There is also hand stitching detail throughout the interior.

I just love these albums! What do you think??

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Free Downloads

I have been a photoshop and illustrator user for many years now. Originally, I was self-taught, when it came to photoshop. I did many google searches as well as trial and error figuring out how to use photoshop 7.0. My senior year in HS I took a graphic arts class and was more formally introduced to photoshop AND illustrator. This helped me improve my skills. Then, in my second semester of my freshman year of college, I took another graphic arts class. However, I would never consider myself a pro. There are many things that still boggle my mind.

That said, I have decided to offer up basic downloads (hopefully once a week). I always love freebies so I figured that would be a great thing to add to this blog.

This week I have scanned in some different papers. I find these great to print off on regular paper, but also on cardstock. They're great patterns!

You should be able to click on the image, it will then become bigger then at the top there is a tool bar (on Flickr) Click 'all sizes' then choose 'large'. Right Click the image (or ctrl+click for mac users w/out a mouse) and save the image. If there are any issues please contact me and I will fix it!!





graph paper

lined paper

I would prefer that you do not use these downloads in an item that you sell without asking permission.


Monday, February 22, 2010

First Paper Bag Scrapbook

This paper bag scrapbook is a great way to show off your pictures in a small, yet creative way. These make excellent coffee table pieces and are sure to be the center of conversation.

These also make excellent gifts!!!

* 3 paper bags creating 12 pages (including the covers)
* 3 end pockets, each with 2 tags (6 total)
* 1 page has a built-in pocket with 3 additional tags
* Ribbon sewn binding, adds a touch of elegance
* Hand-braided closure
* measurements for each photo frame making it easy for you to crop your own photos.

The book measures aprox. 5.25"x5.5"