Saturday, May 31, 2014

Time Traveler Memories accordion tag album

Hi everyone, Patti here with my addition to the Time Traveler series for Scrapadabadoo’s Ustream launch.
I created an accordion fold tag album for the time capsule created by Jen.  You can see her gorgeous Time Capsule here
This entire album is made using the Time Traveler collection by Prima Marketing.  I will add the products used at the end of this post.  This is a photo heavy post so grab a fresh cup of your favorite beverage of choice, relax and come travel in time with me.
 I started with 5 black tags that Carol & Barrie from Scrapadabadoo sent us that measure 6 1/4 x 3 1/8th.  I just covered the tags with my favorite papers of the collection, added some of the crystals and a button and the wood veneer. I also put one of my favorite diecuts flourishes by Cheery Lynn.
You can see here how the entire mini album stands on it’s own for easy display.
Since this is going in a time capsule, I wanted to not only create a piece to put photos that can be viewed by future generations, I also wanted to create a piece that exhibited some of the trendy scrapbooking styles of today.  On the tag to the left with the wood veneer finger, I created a file folder using the W R Memory Keepers envelope punch board that is so trending now in the scrapbooking industry.  I started with a square piece of patterned paper from the collection cut at 6" x 5 1/4", then I scored down the middle.  I then punched the file tab on the left side of the paper of the 5 1/4 " side which left my tab at the top once folded.  I then used one of the Tim Holtz mini clips to keep it closed. You can see in the photo below that the file folder opens to reveal a pocket for some small photos and/or journaling or any memorabilia. I added 3 more tags cut to the following sizes, 4 3/4 x 2 3/8, 3 3/4 x 2 3/8 and the smallest tag is 3 1/4 x 1 5/8.
The tag on the right I created a pocket using one of the ATC cards as the front of the pocket. This is  to portray the pocketed style scrapbooking that is so popular right now.
The tag on the left of this photo was inspired by the May tag done by Tim Holtz that can be seen here  When is Tim never not trendy right?
The tag on the right of this photo I recreated the same type of pocket only this time I added a bit of lace to honor the vintage style which is has been very popular with a lot of crafters for several years.

 I think it will be really fun to pull this mini album out of the time capsule in 10, 20 or more years from now and compare how the scrapbooking styles have changed.  Don't you?
Below is a photo of the back of this album.  I wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted to do so I sent some photos to Barrie Matthews of Scrapadabadoo for some advice and she immediately knew what it needed.  She suggested I put some diagonal pockets and some photo mats. It’s amazing what a fresh set of eyes can see.  Thank you Barrie. 
The next couple of photos show the tags and photo mats for photos and or journaling.
The tags measure as follows: 4 3/4 x 2 3/8 and 3 1/4 x 1 5/8.  The photo mats are the ATC cards that come with the collection and make perfect mats for 3 3/4 x 2 3/4 photos.

I had the best time creating this album with this beautiful collection.
Thank you for staying with me while I traveled in time with Scrapadabadoo as they premiered their debut on Ustream.
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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Scrapadabadoo Invites you to join us as we
Our wonderful design team have joined in together to show you just how much fun, and how many things you can create with just one paper line. They will each be using the Prima Time Traveler Collection and their projects are amazing. We do have the entire Collection in Stock.
Our other Team Members,
Margaret Ann
and Kim
Will be posting on the face book page during the day. As well as on their blogs.  You can find more information on each of their pages as to what supplies are used, cutting guides and any down loads that are needed.
Our First show will start off with Zandra and she will be creating this amazing mini. We love Zandra's work and you can always be sure that she will show us how to think outside the box, and how we can use our supplies in ways you would never imagine.
Next up we will have Jani working on something we can all use.. A magnetic Calendar that is two sided !!
As we all know, Jani is an amazing crafter known for her beautiful flowers and this creation is nothing short of wonderful ...
As we move from show to show, be sure to have a peek at the amazing things being posted on face book.. our gals have been working hard and we are so delighted with it all !!!
Next, we will be joined by Ashliegh who will be creating  a multi layer box that can hold Zandra's mini in the drawer and a ton of other things in the top. Ashliegh continues to amaze us and She says this is simple to make too !!
We will end our day in Australia  with Jen
as she creates this amazing time capsule to hold all of todays memories, notes and things to give to her young Granddaughter on her wedding day. 
What a great gift this will be and what a work of art to hold things of the heart...
As we said all of the projects will be created using the prima Time Traveler.. and you can find more information on each of the blogs later this week.
Zandra:  Scraps To Beauty   
Jen: Jens Joint  
All of the design team blog addresses can be found on the lower left of the news letter, or by visiting our Face Book Page and Clicking on Files. 
 So Grab your favorite finger food, your drink of choice, your fun supplies and join us for a day of fun.. Oh and between now and then, be sure to check out the Store Garage Sale.  Rock bottom prices on products that have outstayed their welcome and are looking for a new home ( yours)
Don't forget to Join Zandra this evening and Jen on Aussie Time On Thursday !!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014


Hi, Another Scrapadabadoo design team project here with a super quick and easy 6 x 6 mini album I made using DCWV burlap collection that I combined with Tim Holtz Wallflower paper using the 6 x 6 squares.  I love that his paper pads have 12 x 12, 6 x 6 and ATC size papers.  It makes his pads a great bang for the buck and very versatile.
I made some flowers using the Sizzix Tim Holtz tattered floral die that I inked with Distress ink in mustard seed and a touch of vintage photo and the leave were inked with mowed lawn and crushed olive adding vintage photo on the edges.   I then coated the flowers and leaves with Claudine Helmuth Matte medium.  It gave them a worn leather look and I find that it also protects them.
I made a pocket in order to add a tag for some journaling that I covered in a piece of Kaisercraft Base Coat paper which just so happen to coordinate with this collection perfectly.

I also cut the edges with the Tim Holtz Baroque On the Edge die for some interest.   The burlap frayed slightly in some places, but I like the organic look it gave and thought it went well with the paper collection and the photos.

I also used a large eyelet as my closure that I could hook a Tim Holtz swivel clasp through...I thought it sort of resembled a fishing hook.

I kept the pages on the inside pretty simple and much the same for continuity and it made the whole project very quick to put together.  I also printed my photos in 4 x 6 and I didn't need to crop them down too much at all.

I just tied a piece of twine with a Tim Holtz word charm tied through and completed the look with a flower either punched or diecut. 
I used some of the Tim Holtz Nature rub-ons on some of the more neutral papers for some added interest.
All of the photos are of my 8 year old grandson, Maddox.   He had been wanting to go fishing so Papa (grandpa) and I took him to the inter-coastal in Cocoa Beach one afternoon to cast a few.  I'd like to say he caught a big one and it got away, but I'd be lying, regardless, he had the best time.  Of course, being the true scrapper and Grammy I always have my camera ready in hopes of snapping some scrap worthy photos. 
I put the whole album together with my often neglected Bind It All.

Thank you for looking.