Remember Me...Remember You!!

When we stop and think about why we craft or scrapbook the answer is often to preserve our family memories.

To save special moments.

Often it is discussed how we the crafters and memory keepers need to stop and create something about us. About the people and person who is crafting those special projects and making the family scrapbooks.

Today's projects are once again breathtaking!! Designer Lesley Langdon showcases how you can take a vintage book (or perhaps one gathering dust on your bookshelf) and transform it into a true work of art! And Designer Patti Milazzo has another one of her gorgeous cards to share that is pretty enough to frame!

"Remember Me" 

Designer: Lesley Langdon

Designer Intro:
I remember seeing one of these books in real life at a stamp shop, and always thought that I would make one someday. I bought a 25 cent book about a year ago, and in the midst of shuffling between craft rooms, there is appeared. Crate Paper's beautiful Restoration Line seemed perfect for this type of project, so it was decided. My very first pages of a RESTORED book, bringing like to something that was tired and used. I pulled out paint, spritz, and melted bees wax to make it all come together. The photo is from Darkroom Door, and I have NO idea who this woman is, but it made me think of who she might have been and what she was remembered for. How do I want to be remembered?

Glue Arts Adhesive Squares
Glue Arts Glue Gun
Glue Arts U-Cut-It Foam
Patterned Paper, Stickers, and Chipboard: Crate Paper (Restoration)
Paint: Shimmerz (Jilted Jade, Peas Be Mine, Spiced Cider)
Mist: Shimmerz Spritz (Treasured Hymn, Sea Foam)
Photochip: Darkroom Door
Crocheted Lace: May Arts
Wired Ribbon: May Arts
Rub-ons: Basic Grey
Other: Melted Bees Wax (, Mod Podge, Exacto Knife, 7 Gypsies Melting Pot and Reinforcer, Ranger Cut n' Dry Foam, Shipping Tag, Tim Holtz Hinge Clip, Krylon Golf Leafing Pen, Silhouette Die Cut Machine

1. Take old book and glue together a chunk of pages, or use tape to bind them.
2. With exacto knife, cut out square/rectangle.
3. Spray pages with spritz and add paint.
4. Adhere Crate Paper with Mod Podge.
5. Spray and paint tag, add paper flower with Glue Arts U-Cut-It foam, and add ribbon using the Glue Arts Glue Gun. Adhere to page with Glue Arts Adhesive Squares.
6. Embellish pages by adding Crate Paper Restoration stickers and chipboard pieces. Add paint to edges.
7. Pour and spread melted bees wax over pages, here and there.
8. As a final touch, go over the pages with a gold leafing pen, highlighting the creases and edges of chipboard pieces.

Hello Card
Designer: Patti Milazzo

Glue Arts:
Glue Glider Pro with
1/4 High Tac Cartridge Refill - Pro
Adhesive Squares
3D Combo Pac – U Cut It
Restoration – Ruffles, Doilies, Fringe, Flea Market, Lace, Refinish and Slipcover pattern papers
Restoration Borders Stickers; Restoration Phrase Stickers and Restoration Chipboard Accents
Other: glitter glue and crackle accent medium

1. Cut a piece of 5” x 7” piece of kraft cardstock to use as a foundation.
2. Cut a 3” and a 4” piece of Refinish pattern paper; using the Glue Glider Pro and High Tac Cartridge, adhere these pieces to the top and bottom of the cardstock with the dot side facing up on the bottom.
3. Cut a 4” circle from the pink pattern paper; machine stitch around it and adhere to the top portion of the card.
4. Apply the Border Sticker just below the line of the two patterns.
5. Cut out the scallop design pattern paper and adhere that above the Border Sticker.
6. Cut out 2 – cards and adhere to the upper right portion of the card.
7. Cut a strip of purple pattern paper; pleat it partially and apply the High Tac Adhesive to adhere it across the center of the card; then machine stitch across.
8. Cut out flowers, leaves and domino from pattern paper and adhere to card using Adhesive Squares. Punch out heart and tuck that in front of the domino.

9. Add Windmill Chipboard piece and Tea Phrase sticker as well.
10. Cut a 3” strip of orange pattern paper and adhere ½ inch above the bottom on the left of the card.
11. Using the U-Cut-It Foam Adhesive, cut pieces to fit behind the Phrase Sticker and adhere to the strip. Attach 2 mini brads.
12. Apply the Chipboard Accent photo corner to end of orange paper strip.

13. Accent flowers, cut out shapes, and chipboard with glitter glue/crackle accent medium and let dry to complete.

So tell us today...why do you craft or scrapbook? We would love to hear and for leaving us a comment we'll enter you to win some of this beautiful Crate Paper Restoration line along with our Glue Arts must have adhesives to make these projects!

Last before we go for today...we want to share another card from Designer Danielle Flanders! 

How sweet is it that she stitched hearts together and then tucked those inside the card??!!

We look forward to hearing why you craft!!

See you tomorrow!   
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