Guest Designer: Nancy Wethington
Our special Guest Designer today is Nancy Wethington who has been featured here before during Grahpic 45 week. She has also been part of many different Design Teams. Nancy brings her love of the craft and enormous talent to all her creations. She does amazing work and we are so exicted she has come back.
You can see the details of Nancy’s fabulous project below, but first, here is a little more about Nancy:
Hi everyone! My name is Nancy Wethington and I live in St. Louis MO with my husband and our dog, Buck. We have one son, Will (Beau) who just got engaged last weekend to his adorable girlfriend Lindsey. (Let the wedding planning begin!). I can’t ever remember not crafting with one thing or another. Now that retire-ment age is here, thankfully there is more time to pursue my favorite hobby, paper arts. Although I do a lot of card making and have vigorously scrapbooked 12×12 pages in the past, my true passion is mini-books. I’ve had the privilege of serving on several design teams including Simon Says Stamp & Show, Graphic 45 and Oxford Impressions. Currently, I teach classes at Missouri’s largest independently owned scrapbook store, For Keeps Sake Scrapbook. It’s 5000 square feet of goodness with classes almost every day. Pure heaven! My work has appeared in several Stampington publications, Paper Crafts and Paper Creations magazines, Just Steampunk publication and The St. Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper as well as product development for Mary Engelbreit. If you have a chance, please visit my blog and see my current designs. You can find me at http://art-from-the-heart.typepad.com
Project: Mini-Book from Farmhouse Creations
So very happy to introduce this new product to Paper Crafters Library. Farm-house Paper Company celebrated its debut at CHA-S. Many of you know the genius behind this paper line, Angela Moen whose original company is known as The Button Farm. The Button Farm is a kit club with Ange-la designing one new mini-book kit each month. They are dreamy. Enter Angela’s 2nd company, Farmhouse Paper Company. Angela has taken her vision to the next level by designing Fair Skies, Market Square and Sugar Hill. Each of these new lines include 12×12 papers, 6×6 paper pads, adhesive chipboard elements and sticker sheets. These can be used as stand-alone items or use them in any of her newly designed chipboard albums.
The mini-book I put together today is from the Fair Skies Dream On mini-book collection. It’s a kit that includes an amazing amount of supplies: a super-cute Dry Goods mini-chipboard envelope album; a 6×6 pa-per pad (2 each of 20 designs); a package of adhesive chipboard (47 pieces); a package of sticker sheets (6 – 4×6 sheets). Using the Dream On mini kit, the book comes together in just a few hours with the use of the included written and easy-to-understand directions and accompanying colored photos.
Fair Skies Dream On mini-book would be perfect to showcase photos from summer picnics, family get to-gethers or a backyard barbecues. I’m using mine for a trip to wine country this fall! It’s easily done in a couple of hours and has all the good things we love in mini-books including lots of layering and places for photos and journaling. With envelopes interspersed throughout the book, there’s even places to tuck in collectibles.
You can find the Fair Skies Dream On mini-book kit - For Keeps Sake Scrapbook on-line store: http://forkeepssake.typepad.com.
Begin the kit project by altering the Dry Goods Mini Envelope Album. The album measures 4” x 6 3/4”. Untie the cover and, using a craft knife, cut off the flap. After that, it’s a matter of layering all the adorable chipboard designs on the cover as well as the remaining pages. With instructions included in each kit, it’s super easy to follow along and finish the Dream On mini-book.
We hope you have enjoyed this beautiful creation from Nancy. I would also like to extend a warm thank you to Nancy for sharing yet another fabulous project with us! Please take a minute to stop by Nancy’s Blog to check out all her amazing creations!