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Monday, March 15, 2010

On The Boardwalk With Generations Crafting!!!

When I received this fantastic paper pack by Graphic 45 from Generations Crafting I just could not stop looking at all the fun double sided papers!!! They are so nostalgic.....from newsprint page, vintage photo designs and fantastic colors and patterns there is something in this stack for everyone to love....my delightful challenge....what to create with it....so this is what I came up with.....

I used an inexpensive child's board book to create my mini Boardwalk full of pages to capture fun memories....I could easily fill this mini with beach pix, vintage photos. or just fun family snapshots...still not sure which I will choose.

I covered the book with a fun filled paper with cheerful photos and colors. The title is just one of the fun borders that is a part of this pack. I used some of the vintage photo tags to embellish the top of a larger interior tag and added some Prima flowers and a fun shell to the cover.

Aren't these photo tags just the bomb!!!! Love them! I also added some circles cut from of the scraps I had left from making the album...such fun patterns!

I used sandpaper to created my pocket on this page....gotta love that bathing beauty tag not to mention the other ladies hanging out on the beach...I used another of the border pieces along the side of the page to add a title. the the top of the page you can see the back of an old clip on earring...I will use it to hold a photo.

These pages have lots of room for photos or journaling....I have to share the link I used for this fabulous envelope page...check out this super fun tutorial by Laura from Following The Paper Trail
The shell was cut with my Ocean of Words cart and opens...you will see that soon.....

Check out this fantastically fun paper....I could not bring myself to add more that some eyelash yarn.......lots of room for photos here....I may not add much at all...could not bear to cover up those 3 handsome gents in the corner!

Here I have added an envelope with a brad and floss closure...the envelope is cut from Plantin...there are more photo mats hiding inside. The frames are covered with more paper from the stack...and those fun tickets....don't for get to click to enlarge the photos...they are actually a border on one of the papers...I love the look of them!!!!

The last 2 pages are covered in fantastic designs....I used my Mickey and Friends cart to cut eh film frames, added some more of the tags from the stack and a bright Prima with a starfish bling as a center.

Here is a view of the envelope open with the additional photo mats....oh and did I say WOW....I just adore this beautiful orange lace ribbon by Prima!

I sniped a scrap from one of the post card pages.....I placed it inside of a clear adhesive tab.

A pic of the shell opened up...don't know if you can see it in the pic but the two inside pages have been embossed with my Cuttlebug. The tags from the envelope page have some fiber and I added a shell to the smaller of the two...the post card is cut from one of the papers...it is accented with a paperclip with some buttons glued to the top.

One last shot of the the fun, fun tags from the 1st page.

All of the papers except for the plain white and black card stack are from the On The Boardwalk paper stack...it is filled with fun xtras....the tags and borders...pop over and pay Floren a visit....along with Graphic 45 and Prima she has so much scrappy goodness @ her online store Generations Crafting!

Hope you enjoyed the mini....cya soon~


  1. So, so beautiful, great job. I LOVE it.


  2. WOW! I just adore G45 papers and you really made them into a beautiful project!!! Amazing work! I have to go to bed so tomorrow I'm coming back to study the photos closer! yum!

  3. OMG Sandy, You really out did yourself with this one. I love the way you used the paper and all the details you added. You amaze me! I LOVE coming to your blog! Thanks for sharing your creations with us, you are such an inspiration to all!

  4. Sandy, this is so much fun! It's amazing how an altered item can look so yummy... Fabulous work with Graphic 45, I love their paper too. Happy Tuesday!

  5. Extraordinary book, Sandy! OMG! The papers are fabulous and the details are totally out of this world! Love all the fibers and tags! What a fantastic design!

  6. Oh Sandy
    This is just awesome.....
    I love that paper!
    You are so very creative girl.
    Big HUgs Wanda:-D

  7. I am in just in Aaaaaww over this mini.. Wowzers!! I totally love those papers and your eye for detail just astounds me..
    I am in love with this album for sure.. :D

  8. What an amazing project. I just loved looking at all the details. The clip on earring is just so creative to use. Wonderful!

  9. WOW, this is awesome... great job on all the details!

  10. SOOOOOOOO cute! G45 is one of my FAVORITE brands! They are so theme specific sometimes, though, that it's hard for me to use them (it doesn't stop me from buying every kit that comes out though). My favorite is the Domestic Goddess one. I just look at the paper/embellishments over and over...and over.

    GREAT job on the book. Looks like you put a lot of TLC into it. :)


  11. Gorgeous as usual! Love the papers too, very fun and the picture of the guys in the swimsuits made me giggle:)

  12. Sandy... this book is amazing! I love that you were able to pull all of your embellishments right from the stack! And those papers... I think I need those for my grandmas album... there are just so many possibilities!! Your album is fabulous... like always!!
    Barb :)

  13. holy crap! this is so...professional! lol! not sure how else to say it! lol!
    its like a treasure from another time!
    that has to be the coolest paper..can't believe that! you have gone over board with the details here..just totally and consumingly beautiful!!!

  14. Sandy, I hear about G45 all the time and it is starting to be something I'll have to add. I don't know that I would be able to use it - it's so DARN CUTE! I love your mini's. This is just perfect - that old vintage bathing theme is too adorable. I love the tags you've added and that newsprint envelope with the printed paper inside is so fine! You really take crating to another level as I've said before - always beautiful with details that delight the eyes! Also, thank you for the beautiful comments you always leave me. I was feeling particularly UNDER today and your words and beautiful picture brought a smile to my face (made me happy there are still lovely people like you still out in today's world). Everything you do is beautiful, Sandy! Thanks for being you! ;D

  15. OMG is this FABULOUS! I just was looking at this particular G45 line yesterday and passed because I couldn't get my head around the beach yet. This project is so FUN I MUST go immediately back and get some. LOVE IT! xxD

  16. Can't tell you how much I am loving this one. My goodness this is fabulous work!

  17. Wow this is fantastic!! love those papers Sandy!! great job!!

  18. Beautiful book! I love graphic 45 paper and can never get enough of it--wow, to get a whole pack of it I would need to get out the drool cup-lol!

  19. WOW says it all gf!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!

  20. I love your flowers, layouts, and the boardwalk book. You have so much talent. I feel so inspired. Thanks for sharing. And I agree, Boys can have butterflies and flowers too!

    Tonya Gibbs

  21. Haven't been here in a while..you certainly have come a long way since I first met you on the cricut message boards..
    Really nice blog..love your work...