Saturday, May 10, 2014

The Secret Garden Album...

 In my last post, I showed you the following album that I was working on...

Here is how it ended up.
I decided to make it a bit feminine, which is not my usual style, 
so it was a bit different for me to work on.

I added fibers to the spirals on each end.
Metal Butterflies adorn the cover and a metal chain with a metal key that has the word 'Secret' actually keeps the album closed.

Here you can see the front embellishments a bit closer.

The albums pages fold over each other inside.

 I added places to add photos with various tags.

Here are some of the side tags opened.
This album was a lot of fun to make and I have put it up in my Etsy shop for anyone who would like to give it a home.

I also had a lot of fun doing a wacky design on my nails.
I saw a picture on Pinterest that was close to this 
as far as each nail was different.
I really like the way they came out.

 May have to do this design again soon.

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Take care!!!

Penciling Through...

And the addiction to coloring with pencils goes on...

I have been having a lot of fun trying to muscle through getting a little better coloring with my pencils.  I am loving some of the stamps I have been able to pick up as well.

Here, let me share...

I love this one...reminds me of how I want to be when I grow older.
With my hubby and in love.

 This stamp just so reminds me of me...except for the cat!
Need to find one with a puppy, but I still love it.

 Same stamp...different papers.

 And here's a new stamp I just purchased.
I had no clue that My Favorite Things store is only a half hour away.
Will definitely visit there again.

 I actually thought I had this post scheduled, but that did not happen!  UGH!
Guess I have to work on that more.  LOL!!!

Anyway, I was hoping that this was going to post in March for St. Patrick's Day...
Look, I even had a manicure just for the holiday!!!

With this manicure, I couldn't find where I had a really nice green glitter, so I improvised and used my craft glitter and top coat for the tips of my nails.
Look at that, both of my hobbies combined!

Of course I had to add gold on the accent nail!

Here is a shot of something I am working on...
Stay tuned to see how it turns out.

Take care!!!