Altered Pages: South Carolina is for Lovers

Hi everyone! I don’t know about you but I do love the beach and I sure do love Folly Beach which is in Charleston, South Carolina. The hubby and I love Folly Beach so much we were married there a couple of years ago. It was the most perfect sunny day in March, out of a not so warm and perfect week of cold, icky and bad weather. But hey…I got my wish of being able to stand barefoot on the beach with the man I love and say our I does. ūüôā ¬†¬†
For more info and photos head on over to Altered Pages to check my latest blog post!

Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is wonderful and enjoy creating!


Altered Pages: A Day at the Beach Mini Album

Hi everyone!¬†I am here to share a mini journal I created for an upcoming trip to the beach. I wanted something that was small and wouldn’t take up much space and that I could use my Instax printer to print off 2″x3″ photos.¬†

For more on how to create this mini please hop on over to the Altered Pages blog and check out my post here!
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is wonderful and enjoy creating! 

A Holiday Wish

Hi everyone! Are you ready for Christmas? Me? No! Every year I say I’m going to be ahead of the game so I can enjoy the season but you know how it goes it just gets crazy busy and before you know it Christmas is here.¬†Sigh‚Ķ
Well, I want to share two quick projects I created using this month’s¬†cosponsor’s Just For Fun Rubber Stamps. Lets get started.

I started with a Christmas card envelope that I messed up. Instead of throwing it away I decided I wanted to use it as a pocket for a journal…the flap is actually on the end of the envelope which will make it easy to put memorabilia in it. 

For more info and photos please be sure to hop on over to the Altered Pages blog!

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Thursday is awesome and enjoy creating!

White Mice and Buttons

Altered Pages Design Team 
has joined the
Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog 
Design Team for Challenge #14 
Button It in a UP Blog Hop! 

Crafters of every stripe are button hoarders! Buttons are pretty, inexpensive, and extremely versatile. If you are a card maker, quilter, layout artist, or anything in between, you probably have a button hoard! Buttons come in many sizes, styles, shapes, and colors, plus they are easy to store…usually in cute containers! Pull out those bins of buttons and use some of them for your challenge project!¬† You can participate in the Craft Hoarders Challenge and win a prize from the blog sponsor… Altered Pages!

I admit it! I have tons of buttons stored in jars, boxes and even little baggies from the many swaps I have participated in the past and for me it is sometimes hard to turn loose of them and use them in my projects. But I would like to share a quick gift card holder/wall decoration that is easy to create using buttons and an empty toilet paper roll. ¬†Are you ready to get started? ūüôā

First off I painted the toilet paper roll inside and out. Once dry dry I flattened the roll which I ran it through my Sizzix¬†die cutting¬†machine to flatten it but if you don’t have one you can use a bone folder to get crisp edges. I used the Tim Holtz Scallops die on the bottom of the TP roll and the top I embossed with Geometric Ring embossing folder. Then I applied mod¬†lodge¬†on the outside, let dry and the inside the scalloped bottom added a thin line of mod¬†lodge¬†and clipped¬†together with clothes pin and let dry.

Next I adhered a ban of cardstock from the¬†Happy Travels Paper Pad¬†right below the embossing on the TP roll, added lace,¬†ribbon and seam binding bow to the outer edge of the roll. I cut a 10″ piece of seam binding for the handle and adhered each end to the inside of the roll. Then I finished it off with flowers that I punched out¬†from ¬†one of the¬†Text Pages, shaped just a little, layered and adhered together and topped off with hemp cord and a button.

I cut one of the Victorian Labels out and glued to a piece of cardstock, added gathered lace, hemp cord and  buttons in various spots along with a couple of paper flowers to finish off this re-purposed and now useful project.

I hope you have enjoyed my project and if you have any questions please let me know.

Supplies Used:

Altered Pages: Glitz-Happy Travels Paper Pad, Text Pages, Victorian Labels AP-1303, Dyeable Seam Binding, Dew Drops
Sizzix: Tim Holtz- Scallops die, Cuttlebug: Geometric Embossing Folder, Hemp Cord, Lace,  Ribbon, Buttons, Acrylic Paint, Flower Punch, Chalk Ink



Tonya Trantham (you are here)

To find the links to the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Design Team posts visit Craft Hoarders blog http://gloriadesignschallenge.blogspot.com/ and check out the group of talented ladies that are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to hop to all the other blogs and see their take on what you can do with buttons and leave a comment on each blog for a chance to win some cool prizes too!
I hope your Monday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Happy Life Tag

Hi everyone! I’m super excited to share a tag that is in this month’s Scrapbook Generation’s Create magazine and it is on page 198!!! The magazine has me listed as Tonya Wilson ( a past alias) but it is me.¬†

There is a great article about Sizzix and of course lots of layouts, cards and tags to get inspiration from but the best part of all the magazine is free!!! I’ve included a link to the magazine below so go and check it out.


Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is awesome and enjoy creating!!!