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Wednesday, February 3, 2016



Another Interactive Mini with a lot of Punch!

Oh, it's been a while but like I said before, life gets in the way!! lol I still manage to do some crafts but just not as much time to spend on writing them up...so after finishing this little gem, I thought ~ what the heck. As it is I am suppose to be sewing a dress for myself but atlas, here I am writing up my last little treasure! I will try to keep it short and simple.
Hope you enjoy!

First of all, like I've said before, we tend to buy buy and buy some more but how many of us don't get to use what we have? My mission is still the same, using up what we have and making the best little projects possible.

Here is what I came up with.



This project was made from one of the many interactive mini album styles from https://youtu.be/gx9yznFVpzE (hope I remember how to send you to the right place! lol)

I purchased this book and absolutely love taking her ideas and making them into my own ~ so yes, the design of how I put it together is totally mine, but the basics come from Kathy Orta! Thank you Kathy Orta for all the lovely work you do. So helpful and encouraging for all of us crafters.


On the inside, I decided to make a few envelopes with pull out tabs for extra space for all your lovely pictures. I've used only the products that I had on hand ~ so this baby didn't cost me a penny to make other than the original purchases! Hours of crafting and no trips to any store!
Now that's what I'm talking about!
Use What you have in your stash!


By running a gold elastic in the spine, it made the perfect place to hold the extra envelope.
Scalloped edging, adding a few embellishments, mix and match
and Le Voila!
I'm thinking it came along pretty darn good for this ol' girl.

 This is the middle section of the envelope add in, 


This is the back page of the envelope add in and last page of mini album. Again, using only material that I had on hand. Amazing what we can pull out of our stash! After all, that is why we bought the items in the first place, right? lol



This is the view with the add in removed ~ which leaves a cute, interactive mini with loads more of space for tabs and pull outs! Loving it.



Just had to add a little something something to the back! And look at how many tabs!!!!

So all in all, this little number didn't take too long to put together. First I chose all the colors that matched, brought out and complimented each other. After deciding which paper went were, out came the embellishments...and the final result was an interactive mini album that has so much potential for wonderful memories. Will it be a gift or will it end up with our family memories in it?
Your guess is as good as mine!

I sincerely hope you enjoyed my little project and don't forget, we buy and buy, so let's use it up!!

I would love to hear from you and see your projects.
Thanks for stopping in ~ 
Nanny Donna

Friday, April 24, 2015

Baby Cards ~ Welcome Little One


Pretty in Pink



Hello once again, another long pause between visits. How I've missed playing! Well, in all honesty, I've managed to play off and on, just not in the same capacity as I had been, so enough said, these are a few of my baby cards.

I was asked to make a couple of baby cards for my sister in law to give along with her gift for two of her friends who were expecting ~ girls!

If your like me or any crafter, if you really look and dig down deep you know you have more than enough to come up with a few simple cards ~ so no need to go running out and purchasing anything more.

Pink, white cardstock, small dot embossing card, some pink ribbons and dollar store embellishments! Layer, layer and layer! Emboss! Make it pop. In no time at all you have a really cute card. Print up a sentiment to add to the inside, make your envelope and Le Voila! Another Card all set to go!

Oh Baby!

For the second card I just carried the same idea, embossing, layering, ribbon, dollar store embellishments and again, simple, easy and oh so pretty. Dimensional dots add that extra pop. Second card one and done.

Decided to go a little different for the third card, just to add a little mix up to the day.

If you are thinking you've seen a card very similar, you have. I can't help it, this is a go to card that is a hit every time.

So very simple and yet elegant at the same time.

White with a touch of yellow. Flowers, bling, ribbon, Teddy Bear & little feet add to the stamped baby blocks and finish this card off nicely.

The ribbon actually ties the card closed so you really don't need an envelope, but...








...what's a card without an envelope? 

Keeping in the same theme as the cards, I added a little teddy bear, feet or flowers to the envelopes.

I do hope you've enjoyed stopping by and taking a peek into what I've been making these days.

Enjoying life, just a little slower...taking time to play at my own speed!! lol

Thank you for dropping in, wishing one and all a wonderful crafty day.
D



Sunday, January 11, 2015

Partially Hidden Spiral Binding How To!

Partially Hidden Binding Tutorial Quicky!


Keeping it quick and simple. This is not a full project, just a quick tutorial on how to make a partially hidden spiral spine made with Bind It All and 5/8inch o~wires.

Score lines are: 5 1/2 inches, 6 inches and 6 1/2 inches.

Fold in half, turn and fold in half again so that you end up with the pic below ;)

This is what you should have before moving to punch your holes.
Once you've folded your 12 X 12 into 4 equal parts, front and back covers are doubled  and ready for the holes to be punched....






Measure 1 1/2 inches on both sides of your spine ends...to center your punched holes.



 this is your scored and punched spine, ready for your o~rings.


I did not cut my o~rings to fit this as it was only to demonstrate quickly how to ;)

Et le Voila! a partly hidden spiral binding. Now...go play!


 I do hope this has helped and you can play with this idea to fit your needs. Any comments would be great! Have a great crafting day!!

From Nanny Donna's Corner ~ a new quicky idea ~ just for you ;)





Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas

From Our Home
To yours
Wishing you a 
Merry Christmas
&
A Happy New Year.

I'd like to thank one and all for stopping by and spending time looking over my projects. It has brought many a smile from your comments, emails and such. 

I have learned that we all have our limitations ~ whether it be physical, emotional or financial and it is those who stand by us through good and bad times that really help us move on and make the best of what we have.

Crafting is a source of enjoyment for so many, it has a way of letting us work with out hands and mind, creating something unique, something not only we enjoy but by sharing with others, helping others create. It is a true gift.

I do hope in the New Year, we will come up with so many more projects to share and work on through whatever life brings us.


So I'd like to thank each and everyone one of you that stop in, take time to read, check out what I've been up to either in the moment or the past. You have made crafting so much more fun and rewarding. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

From Nanny Donna's Corner on Christmas day, wishing you good health, crafting supplies ;) and hours of enjoyment.

Hugs,
Donna