Monday, April 11, 2011

The Crafting Misfit's New Season, New Skill Blog Hop!

I'm so honored to be a part of Rebecca from The Crafting Misfit's Blog hop! If you got here from Tammy's Page then you're in the right spot! If not hop on over to The Crafting Misfit to start from the begining so that you don't miss anything! PLUS she's also got some blog candy to give away today!

So the theme of this hop was to do something new, something you haven't used or done before, hence New Season, New Skill!

I came up with 2 projects for you guys today and I hope you enjoy!

First I did a card.  I'm sure that you've all heard me talk about flower soft, I've got tons of colors, but hadn't had the guts to use it yet, so I thought this to be the perfect chance!

This is a 5 x 7 card with the flower cut from the Mother's Day Bouquet cartridge at 2.29 on my gypsy.  The Sentiment is from the Wild Card Cartridge.

When using Flower Soft, make sure you "fluff" it first, which means loosen it up because they pack a TON of it into the container! They recommend a glue with low water content so that it doesn't drip or run and will hold the shape that you put it in, bascially it's tacky glue, so save yourself the money and buy that! Once I had the Flower Soft down, I used some of my Martha Stewart giltter to fill in the spots where the Flower Soft wasn't.

I used one of my EK Success boarder punches and a thin strip of ribbon across the bottom.  I added the faux stitching because I felt that the card needed something extra, but I'm not too sure how I feel about it!

Flower Soft is definitely trial and error but I'm glad I finally tried it!

Next up is an accordian album that I learned by watching the tutorial on the My Pink Stamper website.  I thought that it would be fun to try to learn to make this myself! So here's my first try!

This is the outside front of the mini album (The measurements of the book are 4.25 x 4.25 inches for the covers and the inside of the book measures 4 x 4 inches) I used thin chipboard for the album front and back and covered them with adhesive backed paper from a DCWV 6 x 6 stack.

This is the open album!I had tons of fun mixing and matching the paper for this project!

I used this stamp in a couple places to help with the journaling of a couple of the pictures once they're put in!

Album about to fold up

That's it!

Thank you so much for hopping over to Crafting with Meg for the New Season, New Skill blog hop hosted by Rebecca from The Crafting Misfit! I hope you enjoyed all my trials and errors as I learn along with you!

Next on the hop is Amanda!

and just in case you need it, here's today's line up!

Meaghan <-- You're here now!

Amanda <-- You're last stop!

Happy Crafting!



  1. Great projects love the accordion album. TFS

  2. I love my flower soft- glad to see that you are finally using yours! And I love the album! Nice to be a part of this blog hop with you~


  3. I LOVE that album and will be trying it out for Mother's day this year - what a great gift for grandparents!

  4. Hey Meaghan, I'm just stopping by to say hi and I'm glad we are in this blog hop together. I was laughing when reading your post about the yard. The family use to give my husband crap about the one out in the yard with a level and a pair of scissors. Whatever the illness, my son has caught it as well. :)

  5. That accordian album looks so cool. It looks really hard to make, so don't think I will be trying that one soon, but enjoyed seeing yours.

    Smiles Sher

  6. Sher ... I was SUPER EASY! I'm not good at video so I would be of no help! But you can go to the My Pink Stamper website and look at all of her videos ... it's one of the newer ones and she shows you step by step! The hardest part was really picking the paper! I hope you decided to try it, and thanks for the thoughtful comment!

  7. These are both great projects! I have been thinking of trying that accordian album! I love the papers you used! Thanks for sharing two great projects! Glad to see you in the hop!

  8. Thanks for all the wonderful comments and support ladies! It definitely keeps me wanting to post more of my trial and errors!


  9. AWESOME projects! I have never heard of Flower Soft before but I love the way it came out!


  10. What great projects you have shown. Love the flower soft flower. Pretty job!
    Hopping along.

  11. These are both beautiful, thanks so much for sharing.

  12. I love flower soft.....and your right they are cram into the containers.... and love you mini....tfs

  13. Two great projects, I love the accordian album.
    Hugs Sue x

  14. Thank you everyone so much for the continued wonderful comments!


  15. WOW that is a great photo album. I am going to hop over there and see how it is done. TFS