Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Winged File Folder Album

 I have been out of the game for a while. A few years really. 
My diagnosis, move and loss of the close knit crafting group that I had locally really stunted my creative activity. And I have not been up on the newest and greatest in the world of crafting!
Thanks to pinterest, I have been catching up on all the coolness I have missed.
It seems that many of the 'pins' out there are to older projects though... that you can no longer 'get' the supplies, downloads or kits for!
I have a weird talent though, I can draw anything I see. It has more to do with spacial relations than anything else. I am not creative in the littlest bit. I can not come up with them on my own. But I can perfectly understand how lines and space related to other. It is a weird thing.
It makes for fun conversation starters. I can solve any of those strange puzzles in seconds, and if you need your furniture rearranged to maximize space in a small room... I am your girl. hahah.
So, I keep seeing THIS pin everywhere.
And I have searched high and low for the die, or die cuts or pattern for these pretty wings.
Enter, strange talent.

I drew mine on a larger scale I think. But they are really similar! 
File Folder Mini Album! I used THIS tutorial for easy file folder folding!
The inside. Tags and mats, with cute stuff on the back too!
2 left side pockets.
2 right side pockets.
It ties up too... but those pictures upload sideways for some bizarre reason!
I drew my wings and turned them into a pdf and a mtc file and used my personal die cut machine to cut these. They layer nicely and turned out better than I expected!

Thursday, October 11, 2012


I keep saying that I am going to get back in the game! I am trying, I am!
I have been having a rough time of it! But I am pushing myself harder to make time and effort, for things that I enjoy!
It has been harder since the move and my diagnosis. But I will get there!

I have a friend here, that LOVES Halloween. She is also leaning on the edge of jumping into a crafting hobby! I thought I would 'encourage' her with a little card set for Halloween.
I have been in love with Sugar Skulls since I was a barefoot little chicana eating sweet breads and candies every year for Dia de los Muertos. And I am really happy to see that they are very popular this year!
Besides the fact that they are more visible here in Texas than they were in Detroit!! I am in heaven.

 Inkadinkado Sugar Skull Heat Embossed and raised on dimensionals. Cuttlebug folder dry embossed black background.
Finished with Red Rhinestones and a Red Spica Pen.