Re-purposing Boxes with Graphic 45…

Re-purposing Boxes with Graphic 45…

Hello Dear Friends,

I had allot of fun re-purposing some boxes with the gorgeous Mother Goose and By the Sea paper pads by Graphic 45. I absolutely LOVE their paper and delight in using it in my various projects!! 🙂

I hope these 3 boxes and 1 mini album encourage you today!!

Have a wonderful day,

k

Graphic 45 Mother Goose: Mary Had A Little Lamb Box and Humpty Dumpty Heart Box

 

Graphic 45 By the Sea: Box and Mini Album Insert

 

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Happy National Hobby Month!!

Happy National Hobby Month!!

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Hello Dear Friends,

In case you haven’t heard yet…it is National Hobby Month!! My heart truly LOVES this focus!!!  After all our hard pressed work to make all the wonderful Christmas gifts, this month we get to celebrate the simple art of crafting!!

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We began our month with a fun family painting night!! And today I reorganized all my washi on 12 and 14 inch embroidery hoops. I literally filled 5 hoops…and that’s not all of my washi tape, YIKES!! 🙂  My creative juices were flowing as I reorganized by color and design!! FUN!!!

I have many stamped images which need inking that I have on my to do list for this month. As well as tackling new supplies in my stash I have saved up for my slower months. I also ordered my family’s Valentine’s and our Anniversary photo albums today. Though it was online editing…it had it’s own version of creativity and fun!! 🙂 I also have images to frame for gifts and of course cards to make. I have several albums cut and ready to be created for Valentine’s gifts. And finally, I have made my weekly project plans for this new year.

Now with all these wonderful plans, my studio/office needs a quick clean out from all the Christmas fun. Also my files need to be transitioned to the new year in my office. So tomorrow is a wonderful day for order in my studio/office. And then I can hang the beautifully blessed pictures we painted as a family in our home, as well as the fun hoops of washi hoops that will be functional and beautiful to look upon!!:) And get everything back in order so the creative juices can continue to flow!! Then onto my list of fun and exciting projects for this wonderful month of crafting and new year!!

So Dear Friends, do you have your list going? Do you plan to enjoy the fun encouragement of this month? Do you have all in order after the holidays for a clear mind for projects? If so let’s all get going with great joy and creativity!! And if not, consider joining in on some of your projects waiting to be crafted…and for you to be encouraged, relaxed and enjoy the fun this month!!!

Have a wonderful day and keep crafting,

k

Holiday Gift Memory Albums

Holiday Gift Memory Albums

  

Hello Friends,

A note to share with you some of the Fall options.

I will be offering Photo/Memory Album making again this Fall. I know so many love scrapbook or photo albums but don’t have the time to make them for your family and friends…or know where to start. I have taught and made albums for over 20 years. I love being our family’s historian of special events!! And I love teaching and making albums for others to preserve their wonderful memories beautifully gathered in lovely albums to keep, share or give as priceless gifts of love to family and friends!!

 So with all the fun gift giving season coming soon, I have been asked to come back and offer my handmade scrapbook/photo album making services.

I supply the album, embellishments, specialty papers, page protectors and you supply your beautiful pictures and memorabilia!! All pages and supplies are photo safe/acid free. I also page protect each page for years and years of use and enjoyment.

Just contact me and we can determine the current wait time (the earlier the better…before the holiday rush). It usually takes me 2 weeks once all items have been received plus shipping time. I send all by priority mail.

Please see the details, prices and feel free to contact me with any questions.

Have a wonderful week in the Lord,

k

Basic Albums offered:

I do have other special albums available upon request.

12″ x 12″ Black post bound album

(Usually used for family albums, wedding albums, graduation albums, travel album or special events.)

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12″ x 12″ Blue and White  or Pink and White Striped post bound album

(Usually used for baby albums.)

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12″ x 12″ Black and Cream Damask post bound album

(Usually used for wedding albums, family albums, travel album or special events.)

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I offer two basic album created just for you or your loved one. You choose from one of the covers above and then choose the amount of pages needed below.

1)14 page album: Title page, 12 pages (1 page per month of the year) and special event page or summary page

This beautiful post bound album runs $100 with beautifully decorated pages with specialty pages, embellishments and your pictures.

2) 26 page album: Title page, 24 pages (2 pages per month of the year) and special event page or summary page

This beautiful post bound album runs $160 with beautifully decorated pages with specialty pages, embellishments and your pictures.

(All orders also have a shipping charge. I send all orders by priority mail unless over night mail is requested.  I charge exactly what the USPS charges for shipping…not a penny more.)

What do you do?

Contact me to see about schedule, choice of albums and color/theme for specialty papers and embellishments.

You choose 4-6 pictures per page/month/event, place each set of pictures in an identified by event or month plastic zip bag. Place all 12-14 zip bags in a video/cd USPS Priority postal box and mail all to me.

Even special memorabilia can be sent in labeled zip bags (separate from the pictures) to be added to each page. If memorabilia is being sent, please choose a larger postal box and add bubble wrap to protect your picture baggies as well as your precious memorabilia.

If there is a special request outside of these standard albums…please contact me at

josephinesdesigns.com@gmail.com or message me via the blog.

I take all payments through paypal or money order.

I will gladly work with you to celebrate your memory blessings.

k with Josephine’s Designs

PS- I will be posting some lovely handmade smaller fun albums for sale soon on the blog and on Etsy. All you have to do is add the pictures, memorabilia and journal. Voila!! A beautiful and special album that you can share all your beautiful blessings or give a lovely gift to your family and friends…FUN!

Project Life Is At Stampin’ Up!!

Project Life Is At Stampin’ Up!!

Hello Friends,

Stampin’ Up and Becky Higgins have joined together to bring Project Life to Stampin’ Up!! Woo Hoo!! I have recently gotten started in PL. I just love this easy peasy beautiful scrapbooking system!!! I taught scrapbooking for years and when I discovered this new style…well FUN!!!

I was purchasing at Hobby Lobby (a store I just love for their wonderful Christian stand!!) and I noticed everything was clearanced!! I ask the check out girl and she said they were discontinuing the line!! Well…I won’t lie…I LOVED the sale. I was truly heartbroken I couldn’t buy my Project Life at Hobby Lobby.

Now I spent quite allot of time checking into all the lines of this type of scrapbooking. And after a good deal of research…I really LOVE Becky Higgins line the best.  How wonderful she will partner with Stampin’ Up!!

Enjoy this introductory video and keep checking back in. The first release will come in May. Then the full line will come with the new catalog in June!! Woo Hoo!!!

Have a wonderful week…and happy papercrafting,

k