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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

To Do List Folder a la Faux Metal cover

Last night on my Ustream show I created a To Do list folder on chipboard using a Faux Textured Metal technique on the front cover.  The stream is in 2 parts you can view by clicking here.  

Faux Metal To Do Folder   Part 1

This is the first time I tried this technique and I am fairly happy with how it turned out.  Here are the photos of the finished project.

Thanks for visiting.

New Apartment Photos

Those of you who follow me on other media sites such as Twitter and Ustream are aware that I have had many issues the past year dealing with unfriendly (being nice with this adjective) neighbours in my current apartment building.  For this reason I have found a new place to live so I can enjoy my space.  I have found a condo style main floor unit in the same town which has it's own entrance.  My mailbox will also be right outside my front door so I will no longer have to go through to the lobby to check my box.  

In my current apartment, it is quite a walk down a long hallway from the elevator and on good leg days this is OK but on bad days - which I seem to be having more of these days, it is a very difficult walk.  At the new place my parking spots are directly in front of my front door so when I am dropped off or picked up the walk will be much easier.  

I have shared on twitter 2 photos of the outside of the Apt...  here are those photoes.... 

Lucky #3.  The window to the right of the door is the kitchen window and to the left is one of the bedrooms.  I have a patio on either end of the Apartment, the one you can see as well as one off the patio doors in the living room.  I can have a BBQ again YEAH.

Here are some more photos I found online that is exactly what it looked like when I went to see it.  They are replacing all flooring, counter tops and painting. 

This is the view from the sliding doors in living room.  First doorway to the right leads to 1 bedroom, bathroom and storage area/laundry. The next doorway on right is the second Bedroom.   When they change the flooring, the wood will go all the way to the kitchen doorway and down the hallway to the entrance instead of stopping at the dining area.  The kitchen will get new linoleum. 

Flooring in the bathroom is being changed as well as the counter top. 

 Smaller bedroom will get new wood flooring.

Larger bedroom will also get new wood flooring.

View of full length of kitchen. dining/ living area from the kitchen nook. 

I am so looking forward to this move the end of May.  But the packing...  Oh how I dread it.  But it will get done - it always does.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

File Folder Pocket Mini Album

It has been almost 4 months since my last post.  Wow that sounds like a confession.....  Since I am not Catholic, I guess I a talking about my BLOG.  Poor neglected Blogger.

Much has happened in the 4 months of this new year, but I will not start to explain on this post as I want to get right to the GOOD STUFF.  Today I am posting photos and instructions for a Pocket mini album constructed from a simple letter-sized file folder. This design has been inspired by the MANY mini album designs I have seen on YT and Ustream.  It is a mix and match of many designs and I adapted it to be created from a single file folder.  The instructions and sample diagrams are jpeg files so feel free to download and/or print them for your library.   

Here are photos of my sample completed on my USTREAM  recording.  It has no embellishments as yet and will be the home to photos of my great nephew Tillman. 




1 Letter-sized office file folder 

score board

paper trimmer or scissors

circle, oval, square or tab punch (to make finger pull)

adhesive (double sided tape or liquid glue)

3-4 sheets 12x12 pattern paper OR

7-10 sheets 6x6 pattern paper

Velcro dot or button and twine - optional - for closure


I Hope you enjoy making the quick little album that can store up to 16-18 small photos.  Great to use as a brag book to throw in your purse or keep in your desk at work....