Monday, March 4, 2013

Folds and Shapes at The Kraft Journal

It's Monday again, which means another great challenge at The Kraft Journal, and this week the new theme is Folds or Shapes.  Those who know me well are aware that I am, admittedly, not very talented at fancy folds.  So, I decided to start with a shape, and chose to use a chipboard house cut from a piece of Kraft Outlet Chipboard that I covered with some October Afternoon patterned papers and embellishments, along with several sweet little touches from The Kraft Outlet including some various colors of Baker's Twine, a Silver Bottle Cap, and a Tiny Wooden Clothespin.  I made this album for a friend from church (that's her beautiful family in the photo).
I won't bore you with every single page of the book because my blog post would be incredibly long, but I thought I'd at least show one of the pages that I created for some hidden journalling.  I used a brown paper bag Card Sleeve Envelope (a 25 cent item at The Kraft Outlet) and a Mini Burlap Triangle as well as more of the colorful Baker's Twine and another Tiny Wooden Clothespin.  There are so many amazing products at The Kraft Outlet to embellish your projects, and I really encourage you to check out the wonderful store, and then come play along in this week's Folds/Shapes challenge at The Kraft Journal Challenge Blog.  We would LOVE to see what you've created this week.
I'm entering my little chipboard house album in that one challenge I keep dreaming about winning:

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - This week, Simon Says "Anything Goes"
Thanks for stopping by today.  I always enjoy your visits, and appreciate your comments.   Hope you're having a great start to the new week.  I would really love to have you join the challenges this week at both The Kraft Journal and Word Art Wednesday.
Blessing to you all,


  1. WOW!!! This is awesome Karen!!!
    Love all the embellishments and gorgeous design!!
    Good luck on winning over at Simon Says Stamp :)
    Have a GREAT Monday!

  2. Hi Karen beautiful please share at
    Would be perfect for this weeks challenge

  3. What a beautiful album you made Karen! I love the house shape and all the pretty embellishments!I'm sure your friend just loves it!

  4. Cute, cute - I am sure they enjoyed receiving this album - you did a wonderful job! I am thinking on what I will create -enjoy your week!

  5. What a sweet album Karen - I am sure it was appreciated.

  6. Hi Karen. A fabulous album, full of detail, which I am sure they will love & treasure. A beautiful keepsake.

    Tine :)

    Thank you for your kind comments too. Much appreciated.

  7. Hi Karen,

    Your photo album is adorable. Scrapbooking is my first crafting passion, but I am becoming a card-making addict. You are so sweet to leave encouraging comments on my gallery posts. I'm from Texas, to answer your question....not originally though. I'm married to a native Texan and the mom of one!

    Thanks for your kind encouragement,

  8. Super cute album. I love all the embellishment and details. I am sure your friend loved it. Hugs

  9. Like the embellishments. Karen, would you please let someone at The Kraft Journal know that there is no Linky for the new challenge Shapes or Folds. Thank you.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  10. I just love how you create these mini albums! All the fantastic little detailed elements!

  11. Your friend will be blessed, Karen~beautiful album!

  12. Such a beautiful album Karen! I'm sure your friend will cherish it for a long time!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!