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Good morning all. Today I have my projects that I made for GCD at CHA. First I want to share this mini album I created that I just adore. I love how it turned out and I used GCD's Funhouse collection and my ChipArt Tool with several Chipart tool stamps.

For the outside of the album, I used an old 7Gypsies album, I've had laying around for a couple years now. I cut off the other flap to the front and just made the album one way to open.

Then what I did was layer on the pieces. I had debossed the butterflies into the large rectangular chipboard piece, and then sprayed it with a bright pink mister. I think debossed the large butterfly with a daisy stamp, and again sprayed with a lime green, then a marshmallow ink mister. I debossed stars on the medium butterfly, sprayed it black and then after it was dry, added a light coat of the marshmallow mister. Lastly I used a tattered angels glitter ink, and colored the smallest bfly the rust brown with lots of glitter.
After I layered all this on, I also tied on some white seam binding to the top, and I foam taped the clown and dog onto the front. I layered the strips of Soulfood paper on.

For the rest of the album, I cut out images and used papers from the Funhouse collection, and I layered strips of the SoulFood paper as my 'journaling". The photos are my beautiful photogenic daughter Alizabeth- age 12. And even though the words are in past tense, they describe her beautiful spirit and outgoing personality.

I won't give you a breakdown of each page's creation, but I used many layers and lots of Glue Arts UCutIt foam tape.

Next, I have a gorgeous candy tin using the SoulFood collection. I should explain, at this point, embellishments weren't ready for us to use, so the team created our projects with our papers as much as possible. It's to me, the work of the truly talented to come up with such stunning creations when limited with what you can use.

For this tin, I used a clear paint bucket- in the pint size. I added paper around the whole tin, using white cardstock I had punched at the top and bottom of the brown paper.

I cut out white cardstock with my Imagine, and embossed with distressed stripes, then added that and a thin strip of pink around the can.
For the top, I cut and rolled several roses, punched out a couple leaves and hand cut some others, then I added crystal glitter to the edges of the roses.

I fussy cut the girl from paper, and added her on the white medallion with some UCutIt foam tape, then I rolled several more roses and cut leaves and added them at the top and bottom of the medallion.

I also added in several strips of that SoulFood paper.

I glittered the edges of those roses as well. I also tied a dotted ribbon around the top of the can, and added a bow, along with a rose and some twine in a bow.

Finally, I sprayed an oval tag with turquoise spray and stamped the sentiment, tied on wiht a pink button and twine.

Lastly- I made this cabin sign using Great Outdoors, I first layered in the checked red paper, cut out the words and heart on my Expression and layered them on the sign. I cut out a couple embellishments ( my idea for this was that the top ones look like they were bumper stickers stuck on a sign and the fish hooks look like they were little key holders) and I added a oval chipboard piece punched with my ChipArt Tool and letters.

Thanks for taking a look at my stuff today! I am really excited to share all this with you.


  1. Kristen, it's always so much fun to see your creations!

    It is absolutely the mark of a true talent/designer to come up with stunning creations when limited to papers only.

    Embellies make it easy... creating your embellies is the fun part and you've done it beautifully here. Gorgeous!!!

  2. These are all soooooo FANTABULOUS!!

  3. Wowwwwwwwwwww! These are all GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeee the flowers on the tin!! AMAZING work! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  4. Adorable projects!! I really love them both.

  5. Such fabulous creations! I particularly love the paint bucket with the gorgeous glittered flowers!