Friday, June 17, 2011

Fantastic Friday's Guest Crafter

Hello to Everyone!
Thank you for visiting on this fantastic Friday. I have a special guest today and I know you have seen her work. If not, today is your lucky day. She makes amazing cards from her scraps and so many other creative projects. I have mentioned her before and my daughter was so impressed that she scraplifted her circle card for all her teachers and friends.

I would like to introduce Tara from Homemade Happiness.  
Hi Everyone,
I am so excited that I am the guest crafter today at Carson's Creations. Thank you Georgiana for this wonderful opportuntity to share my creation with you and your followers.
(You're Welcome Tara! I am thrilled you agreed!)
For my appearance today I made a booklet that we will take with us on our trip to Ontario next week. I have been seeing those 'smash books' popping up and really liked the idea. I don't actually want to take glue and supplies on vacation (well... I do lol, but am not allowed and won't have much down time) so I decided to make a book with pockets that I can just tuck all our brochures and ticket stubs in. Then I will have them all in one place when I need them for creating my scrapbook afterwards. I have not decided yet, but I might even use this book as a mini book afterwards.
To create this book I used the same template as my card organizer that I made a while ago.  
 The measurements of the book are 8" by 7" with 4" deep pockets. Pop over to my blog if you would like to take a look at the card organizer (I'll have a link on today's post). I have also made a video of the card organizer and a demo on how to cut down and fold one of the pages so that you can make your own if you wish. For my Ontario book I used all patterned scrap paper. This helped out a bit on my mission to use my scraps up! I did cut one 12 x 12 piece down just for the cover because I didn't have any more big scraps that I liked enough for the cover after completing the inside pages but not bad considering :) The title on the front is stickers from my stash, little pieces of ribbon are all from my older stash of ribbon and the felt flower...I made it!

I hope you enjoyed Tara's visit today. I sure do love the colors she used for that cover and the ribbon is perfect! She has more wonderful pictures, instructions, and a giveaway, so please visit Tara at Homemade Happiness!

If you would like to be a guest crafter, please let me know. Either leave me a comment or send me an e-mail (coachfans at cox dot net).

Oh, could you please complete the cartridge poll in the upper left corner. I am very interested in your input! I have updated the "My Cricut Cartridges" tab and I am eager to see which cartridge may be next. Thanks! I would truly appreciate your opinion.

Until next time...which will be very soon since I am almost done with my Z-fold Pictorial, Pt. 2. I have a few extra tips that will extremely helpful with creating this type of card. Don't forget there is still time to enter Paper Playtime's Z-fold challenge.
Here is  a sneak peek.
Stay Creative,
Georgiana : )


  1. This is really cute and such a great idea. I know what you mean about wanting to bring your craft things with you but not wanting to cross that line either.
    Great job,

  2. Great idea Tara......I have a trip planned for later in the year, I think this would be perfect. You do collect so many things and to have them in one place, they won't go missing.
    Love the colors and all the bright colored ribbon!

  3. What a great idea.... I love this and am going to make one of those for our trips... because I'm always taking things and putting them in my purse to put in my scrapbook but then they get ruined. Great idea Thank you!!!!

  4. Great idea.. I love the beautiful colors you choose.

  5. I just love all the colors:) What a great idea:)

    TY for stopping by our blog hop and thanks for following. I am a new follower of yours too:)

  6. What a wonderful book!!! I love the idea of having a way to keep it all together until you can craft your stuff! Awesome!!! :)

  7. That book is just darling! I want to make one. :)


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