Friday, April 20, 2012

Tabbed Folders Mini Album

Hello Friends!!
In case you had not noticed, I have not been around for a while.  Four different Birthday celebrations, tied in with Palm Sunday and Easter and worrying about some health issues, kept me from doing much.
I am happy to say, all health issues are no longer needing to be worried about, and we only have one more birthday to participate in this weekend.
I would like to share with you the simple mini album that I have created, using Gecko Galz, & Graphic fairy images and embellishments from
Pro 31 Designs Etsy Store.  
Here is the digital collage I created.

I created the background papers in GIMP, and the Tabbed folder template in Inkscape.  I then used my Black Cat Cougar to cut them out.
The beautiful lady images are from the Flower maids Collection and the tags from the "Tickets please Collection" both from Gecko Galz.
The green frame and pink roses found in the lower right are images from the Graphic Fairy.  The Butterfly in the upper left is a Gecko Galz image.
I used the "Newsprint" filter for all my images.  It was so fun, and added a bit of texture to my papers.
I used a Tim Holtz Butterfly die and a flower punch on my project so that I could enter it in the challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow this week.  The butterfly and punched flowers are all from some recycled scraps that I had left over from another project.  I also recycled a file folder for my tags, and the polka dot paper on the back of them is also some scraps from another project.  "Recycled is the requirement at Tuesday Throwdown challenge this week.  At the Shabby Tea Room this week they ask that you use the inspiration photo as well as Aqua, Pink and neutrals.  I am playing for the first time at the "Stamp Man Challenge" I used one of my shabby roses stamps on my tag, and this week is "Shabby Chic" which is right up my ally.  The 
All the ivory mulberry roes, pink curly roses, ivory ribbon trim and pink flatback pearls, Ivory and cream ribbon roses and pearl sprays are from Pro 31 Designs.  In the photo above you can see the punched flowers, and a bluebird die cut I created from a Graphic Fairy image.
Lucky for me this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show, it is anything goes, same goes for the month long  ABC Design Team Challenge.
At this angle you can see the tabs better :0).
I used a perfect medium pen and perfect pearls in perfect copper by Ranger to add some accents to my pages.  The Lovely Vintage seam binding came from Debbie at the Shabby Tea Room.  I just love it, and this is my first project I have used them on.  Here are the tags.
These are the gorgeous "Tickets Please" from Gecko Galz, I simply used Gimp to make them bigger, to use as Tags!  I inked all the edges of my diecuts and pages with Ranger's Old paper distress ink.  Here I used my favorite Flatback pearls in champagne from Pro 31 Designs.  I used my "crop-o-dile" to punch wholes in the tags and set the antique brass grommets.  I used my Cinch and some binding from Bind it all to create my mini.
This is scrap paper left over from a previous project that I created in GIMP.  I created the darling little pink "live," "love," and "laugh" die cuts.  The green leaves are from my favorite May Arts Leaf trim.  The roses are from Pro 31 Designs. The stamp I carved and applied with Ranger's Peeled paint.  Love how it looks on the aqua blue and white paper.  Here is a close up of the flowers below.
They are just beautiful!  So easy to use!
One last look of the cover.

I will be sharing these with Pink Saturday and Make it Monday for inspiration.
Thank you for Visiting!


  1. Very pretty! I love the paper you made!
    So glad you're feeling better!

  2. I love all your graphics, you're so good at that. Your card and little book are lovely!! Glad to hear you're feeling better. Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday!! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

  3. WOW! Everything is just gorgeous!
    Happy you are better!
    ♥ Jil

  4. Hey Heather- so pretty. I really need to try graphic fairy and those other digital companies. Thanks for joining ABC DT again this month!

  5. WOW Heather, that is gorgeous as always!! I've missed seeing you around, glad things are getting back to normal for you and glad that health issues are resolved.

  6. Oh MY! You have been busy working on this gorgeous project!!
    So glad you were able to join our challenge at TSTR! Happy to have you play along:)

  7. I know this was a big job - but so worth it! It's beautiful! Happy Pink Saturday to you, Dru

  8. Hi Heather, I LOVE the rose paper from GG! Your creation is gorgeous and I'm so glad you are feeling ok!


  9. Such pretty projects, Heather! I'm smitten with those adorable little tags and the seam binding looks amazing! Glad you're enjoying it!! Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room this week :)

  10. You have done an amazing job on this project. Looks so pretty.

  11. Great job Heather! I'm loving the tags!!!

  12. Heather, I love what you have done!!! Would love to see you at work and how your mind works to come up with all these ideas. Thanks for sharing your beautiful mini album.

  13. Anonymous8:12 PM

    That's a really pretty project. The tags are fabulous : ) You know how I love a book that's too thick to close lol. Glad you're feeling better. Huggs and love from your BFF.

  14. Anonymous9:06 PM

    That is SO beautiful!!! I LOVE all of your amazing detail!!!!

  15. Love your pink this week. So pretty!

    My PINK..., have a great weekend!

  16. Love all of your creative projects, especially the tickets!! Thanks for stopping by!

  17. whenever I come here, I just shake my head in disbelief--I think your work is so imaginative and creative---always stunningly beautiful!

  18. Beautiful work as always Heather, I love it.
    Glad your health problens are sorted and you are feeling better.
    xxx Hazel.

  19. wow, this is gorgeous Heather....I adore the images and the vintage, shabby feel to them...hugs and love, G.

  20. Over the top gorgeous!!! I hardly know what to say except that love everything about this! Beautifully done! Thanks so much for joining us for the ABC DT challenge!

  21. ohhhh my.....YOUR CREATION is just OVER THE TOP! full of SHABBY GOODNESS!

    THANKS BUNCHES for playing along with Simon Says Stamp and Show!!

  22. Heather, this is so gorgeous! I absolutely love it!

  23. Found your blog from Brag Monday over at The Graphics Fairy, your designs are amazing, quickly became a follower!!!

  24. Stunning mini, love it!

  25. So many lovely details! A real work of art!

  26. just. totally. adorable.

  27. Hello. I saw your Beautiful card on MIM.. Faye

  28. your mini album, gorgeous work.

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

  29. Amazing projects! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance to win a second-prize!
    Rene :D

  30. Stunning mini album and just love it!!! Saw them at MIM!

  31. I saw your wonderful creation on MIM. Love all the ribbon and embellishments. NancyD

  32. Hi Heather

    Wow, absolutely stunning mini album!! the papers, flowers and embellishments are beautiful!!

    I have featured this fabulous project on the Pink Paper Paradise facebook page.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

  33. Beautiful! I love all the gorgeous details you added.

    I’m stopping by from MIM.


    **I am having a give-away on my blog. Feel free to stop by if you are interested.**

  34. This is just gorgeous Heather, luscious images and designs with all those lovely added shabby elements. A fabulous book.
    Thanks for linking to The Stamp Man shabby chic/distressed challenge and we hope to see you again.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  35. I saw you on MIM. Oh, my! I am in love with your creation . . . It is absolutely gorgeous!

    I'd love to see you join us at Tuesday Alchemy: - We are have GREAT prize and an open DT call this week!


  36. Great project. Lots of work done for one project.

    I saw you at Make it Monday. Such a nice blog and challenges. Happy Crafting.

    I'll be happy if you stop by at my blog. BTW I'm number 216 ;-)

  37. I saw your project on MIM :). So much gorgeousness in one post - amazing display, full of shabby vintage beauty! Hugs, Asia (entry #250) x

    Ps. I’m celebrating my 2nd Blogaversary and have a sweet little candy for grabs ;-). Hope you will join my celebrations and good luck!

  38. This is incredible...It is always a delight to view your work....take care, gerri

  39. Wow those are really nice folders. I hope I can something like that too. Incredible. I want to recycle some of conference folders in my office to make this. ^_^


Thanks for Visiting my blog today! Hope you found some inspiration...Have a great day! Hugs....Heather