Saturday, September 10, 2011

Sue's Fall Mini

Well I think I actually felt a nip of fall in the air! After tropical storm Lee came thru the days were clear and the sky was gorgeous with color. The temperatures dropped out of the high 90 degree range and the cool breezes put me in the mood for fall.

I am doing a mini album swap with a wonderful youtube friend and we chose Fall for our theme. We both love the rich colors, cooler days and the sentiment that the changing seasons bring. So here are just a few pictures of where I am so far on this mini.

Sue's album is one of a twin set I am doing. I am doing a gatefold out of the same papers and love both of them so far. The papers are from K and Company, the collection is Alleghany Plum. Lots of Lindys Stamp Gang and Prima laces and flowers help trim them out, plus lots of goodies from my stashes.

So Sue, I hope you enjoy the sneak peek! And to everyone else, here's to a wonderful fall!


Saturday, September 3, 2011

Having fun with Lindy's Stamp Gang

Having fun spraying laces and flowers this morning with loads of Lindy's Stamp Gang colors for my fall minis in progress.

The colors I used are: Gator Gumbo Olive, Bougainvellea Fuschia, Jazzy Jivin' Purple, Tibetan Poppy Teal and Canna Lily Burnt Orange. All of which go so perfectly with the K and Co. paper I am using.

You may notice I am spraying on wax paper. I used to spray in a box, on craft paper I had recycled from shipments I had gotten. Now I spray on wax paper, so the Lindy's doesn't absorb and I can "sop" the overspray up with seam binding or small trim pieces. Voila! Wonderful dyed to match trims to go with the flowers and laces. Thanks Pat!

Well back to playing! Have fun scrapping...

Friday, September 2, 2011

A fall mini ( actually two) in the making

Well, despite needing to keep an eye on tropical depression Lee heading toward the Gulf coast, I am in the mood for fall. I am so excited to be starting on two fall minis, one for me and one for a very special youtube friend.

Featuring the beautiful papers from K and Company's Alleghany Plum papers, the colors are rich and deep and touched with metallics and glitter. Just absolutely yummy.

While this paper line is not new, I first saw it on a year old video from Kathryn, of On the Scrap Beach. I had to have it and spent days hunting it down on the internet. Just so darn happy to have found it, I bought 2! They were all I could find.

So, I have the bare bones begun, say that fast three times, lol. Now I am off to find all my embellies, flowers, stamps and fibers and get back to play!

Have fun scrapping!
Hugs, Molly

Thursday, September 1, 2011

My beautiful mini from Esther....

I hope you will take a minute and enjoy this beautiful mini I received from Esther. It is awe inspiring...and I am so blessed it is mine!

My wonderful swap from Esther!

Well hello - I am still so new to blogging and am trying to learn how to do even the most basic of things.  So I thought I would try uploading photos and slideshows by starting with the very best!

This is a mini I received in a swap from a wonderful crafter on you tube:  Esthercrafts!  Esther asked me to swap with her and I was so honored and worried that I would not be able to make her something she would like.  Well, I sent my little mini off to her and received back the most glorious mini I have ever seen.  She listened to what I said I would like and she created an absolutely perfect mini!

I am relatively new to swapping and one of my fears is that someone would receive something I made and not like it - or it not be a fair exchange to both.  Well this is that fear come true...  I did try to make Esther a mini she would enjoy, with the colors she wanted and the feel of her European vacation.  But despite my attempts to ensure an even exchange of talent, she outshown me by a mile.

I am so overjoyed to have received this mini, AND the bounty of flowers and charms and embellies she sent.  Esther, from my heart to yours, thank you for this wonderful family heirloom.  I will treasure it always!

Much love,
Molly D

Well Hello everyone! This is Molly....

I am so excited to have launched this new blogsite!  I have seen and enjoyed some wonderful sites and wanted to give it a here goes.

It's the first of September, and I've been up most of the night watching youtube and checking in "on the scrapbeach" and getting so inspired to create some fall minis for myself and a few friends. 

The only problem I ever have with watching youtube is: the wonderful minis I see showcased on videos may have been created over a year ago.  Then I find myself spending hours scouring the web for just that paper, or just that piece of lace or flower, when I really want to just let go and enjoy the creative process.

I had just that problem, watching a video from Kathryn, from the scrapbeach, and had to have just that paper, K and Company's Alleghany Plum.  I'll attach a link to Kathryn's video and then show you what I have created so far with the paper line.

So here's to all the wonderful crafters I have been inspired by "on the scrap beach"  and in "your paper pantry" and of course, on youtube!