Sunday, August 24, 2014

A New Custom Baby for Kim S.

I have been working on a new custom baby for a customer.
This was the "Paisley sculpt by Denise Pratt.
She now has been named Julie.
Julie weighs in at 3 lbs. 12.5 ounces.
She is 20 inches long with bent legs
I painted her hair, one brush stroke at a time.
 This little Owl Onesie Dress I made myeslf for her.
 I also made her matching headband

 She is just so sweet...
 Her Minnie mouse outfit and matching socks.

 I also made her a crocheted Minnie mouse hat to match her outfit.

I love this pose of loveable.
Hope you enjoyed little Julie's photo shoot.
Thanks for stopping by.
Have a great day!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Reveal of my Mini Projects for Village Scrapbooker KrEative Design Team

So after picking up my supplies and deciding what to make for a mini theme project here is what I came up with....hope you enjoy.

For my first project I used the Echo Park mini theme kit "Game On" to create a mini album.
The cover of the mini album was made using chipboard that I covered with cardstock.
Then I decorated the cover with the stickers from the mini kit.

This is the spine of the album also decorated with stickers from the kit.

The back of the cover just has a simple sticker on it.
This is a view of the inside of the album. The inside of the front and back covers are fully decorated using some of the 3 x 4 cards from the cut apart sheet.
I also featured more of those3 x 4 cards in the beginning of the album. journaling on the front of them and room for photos on the back.

The inside pages use the patterned paper from the kit. You can easily use 4 x 6 photos on the pages.
You just need to trim about 1/4" off from them for them to fit and the paper show behind them as a mat. All of the pages in the book are pockets and hold another page inside each of them for even more places to journal or put photos.
Each page that pulls out has a tab on the end of it so it can easily be pulled out of its pocket.
Here you can see one of the pages partially pulled out.
These are the 3 x 4 cut apart cards featured in the back of the book.

For my second mini project I used the Echo Park "Princess" kit to create a paper bag album.
All of the embellishing on the covers and spine are from the sticker sheet in the kit.
I added some ribbon, a piece of twine and a rhinestone, which were not part of the kit.
 This is the inside cover and the first page in the book. The inside cover has room for a photo as well as the first page.

The first page has a flap that flips out and gives you more spaces for photos. I added the little cupcake embellishment and added stickles to the circle its on for some added depth. The circle is on a foam square so that it does not interfere with any photos being put in the spaces above and below it.

 This is the back of the first page and the front of the second page. The back page has a pocket on the bottom portion of the page for you to tuck whatever you like in it. The second page has more space for photos.
This is the inside of the second page with the flap opened out to show all of the space available for photos or memorabilia. 

 The back of the second page and third page with flap opened out.

This is the back of the third page and front of the fourth page.

The fourth page flap opened out to show all of the space.

The back of the fourth page and back cover. The back cover has waterfall pages from the leftover pieces I had left.

Shows the back side of the waterfall pages so you are able to put photos or journaling on both sides of the pages.

You may have noticed the ribbon sticking out of the tops of all of the pages as we were going through it. Those ribbons are what you use to pull out these extra pieces of cardstock with even more space for photos, journaling and memorabilia. These are showing the front of them.

This is what the back sides look like.
 So there you have it...My projects for our first month on the KrEative Design Team.
I had so much fun making these and can't wait to hear your responses. Stop by the store to see them in person and pick up the supplies to make your own. Thanks for taking the time to stop by.
Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Sneak Peek of projects for The Village Scrapbooker KrEative Design Team

Here are a few sneak peeks of my first projects for the KrEative Design Team at The Village Scrapbooker...Hope you enjoy!!!!

And that is all I am giving you right now, but come back on Saturday for the full reveal
or stop by the store to see my project in person.
Have a great day!

First Post on The Village Scrapbooker Blog for the KrEative Design Team

Let Me Introduce Myself...I am Jennifer Richards
Hello Everyone....

My name is Jennifer Richards and I just wanted to take a minute to stop by here and introduce myself to all of you. I am a wife, mother, and a huge paper crafter! I have been paper crafting for over 19 years now and loving every minute of it. I guess that is how my blog came about when friends would tell me that I had an addiction to paper crafting, the Addicted 2 papercrafting blog was born. I do show more than paper crafting there just to warn you, but I try to showcase all of the handmade items that make.

I am super excited to have the opportunity to be involved with The Village Scrapbooker KrEative Design Team!!! I can't wait to show you all what I have been working on. I hope it will inspire you to create some fabulous projects of your own.

I have a few sneak peeks of the kits I will be using to make my items.
The first is the "Game On" mini kit from Echo Park

The second is the "Princess" mini kit from Echo Park

Check back tomorrow for some more sneak peeks of the projects I have made with all of it.
You can see the full reveal on Saturday the 23rd at the store or on here.

Have a great day!
Jennifer Richards

Friday, August 8, 2014

Good News to Share....

I wanted to share some good news with all of you...
Our local scrapbook store The Village Scrapbooker had
a design team call and I made the cut...
Here is the post that appeared on the stores blog to share the news.

I am EXTREMELY excited to announce the new
KrEative™ Design Team for The Village Scrapbooker:

Jennifer Richards, Liza Best, & Melissa Smith

Please join me in giving these talented ladies a HUGE round of applause!!!

Check out Jennifer & Melissa's blogs through the links below & Liza will be posting a link to her blog soon.
Each month these 3 KDT member will be posting blogs filled with info & reviews on new products, ideas for projects, instructions on how to re-create their projects, & so much more!
Be sure to also follow along on our Facebook Page to see what tips, tricks, and teasers these ladies may come up with throughout the month : )
 I can't wait to see what these oh so talented ladies make from their new products. 

Happy KrEating™!!
I am very excited to get started.
We have chosen our first set of supplies to work with and will be picking them
up early next week from Karen Elizabeth and will be playing very soon with
some great new releases.
I hope you will come back to see what I up to...
Have a great day!

Christmas Cards Swap

I wanted to share with you some cards I just made for a swap at
our local scrapbook store The Village Scrapbooker.
I purchased one of the kits for $10 and you just have to make 5
cards that look alike, but don't necessarily have the same items on them.
Which if you have ever done a swap like this before it can be a bot of
a challenge to achieve that goal.
So this month our kit contained rub-ons, wood words and cards from Kaiser Craft.
Also some ribbon in Christmas colors.
Here was what I came up with....
I colored all of the wooden shapes with a Copic marker and then covered them in
Stickles glitter glue. I set them aside to dry and worked on the background of the card
using two different sized snowflakes and a flourish stamp from Close To My Heart
with red and green ink. The border of the card where I wove the ribbon through
already had the holes in it to do this so that was pretty simple.
Then I cut apart the rub-ons to make them how I liked the sayings and put it
all together. Easy enough...but I love the look.
Hope you have enjoyed...See you soon.

A Memorial To Molly - A sweet Yorkie

So this is a sad post but I wanted to share as many have you have heard
me talk about Molly. Molly belongs to Joan my good friend who has
taught me everything I know about knitting.
A little story about how I met Joan...
I met Joan by accident back in January of this year at our local
Jo-ann Fabrics store in the yarn department.
I admired a pair of sicks she was working on for her grandson and commented
how I would love to learn to knit. She was so sweet to offer
to teach me after my comment. Come to find out she lives just a few
miles from my house.
So our journey together began and she has been a wonderful
teacher and friend over the last 8 months. I have gotten to know her quite well
and her sweet little Yorkie "Molly".
Molly had to be put to rest long before her time was up, but it was best for her so
she wouldn't suffer...she is now over the rainbow playing without pain...
I had to make something for Joan who was so heartbroken over her recent loss...
So this is what I came up with... 

A shadow box frame with a great photo I took of the two of them back in the Spring.
And a perfect close-up of sweet Molly.
I presented it to Joan a few days after Molly was gone and she was so grateful
that I had taken those pictures.
I dressed up a piece of 12 x 12 cardstock with a piece of designer paper and
used a paper doily to dress it up a bit.
Added some rhinestone flourishes, mulberry flowers and glittered wire.
There you have it a perfect memorial for Mollie.
I know many people would say she was just an animal, but she was more than that.
She was a friend, a family member and a beloved companion to Joan.
I also miss Molly when I go to Joan's house now because she use to jump
off the couch to come and greet me at the door when I would come.
She couldn't wait for me to pick her up and she would smother me with kisses.
Joan use to threated her that if she acted up she was going to send her home with me.
Some threat that never scared Molly.
She was only 7 3/4 years old, not very old at all.
Well I do hope you have enjoyed my project and will come back soon.
Have a great day!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Gaduation Card

Sorry it has been so long...I promise to be better at these updates now...
with summer winding down...
kids preparing to go back to school...
I wanted to share a graduation card that I made special for our
neighbor that graduated from Fairport back in June...
For the card I used a Papetrey Ink set called
"For The Graduate".
I used the coordinating dies for the set and personalized the
card in our school colors.
Next up is the envelope....I want you to know that I do not
normally go all out on my envelopes like this, but I figured it
was a very special occasion for our neighbor and he deserved it...
I hope you have enjoyed my creation and I will see you back her soon...
Have a great day!