©Michele Emerson-Roberts 2018

Our memories are so precious. Having a special place to jot down special dates, day to day things that were important, or silly things that happened to us can be extra special when we or our loved ones read about our lives. This little book is a gift for my dear friend’s grand daughter and her new husband to have a place to start saving those memories.


Anyof the Arnold Grummer® paper making kitsCotton Press™ paper casting mold “Love Birds”Blender, strainer, cello sponges and soft towelsA sunny windowScraps of white paper (think junk mail, etc.)Scraps of white card stock to die cutMaroon 5 x 7 hard bound journal DIE: Elizabeth Crafts/Quiet Fire Designs™ #1197 MemoriesTonic Studios™Tangerine die cutting and embossing machineBeacon ZipDryTMadhesive, double sided foam tapeChalks: light pink, light greenSmall sponge applicators to apply chalksMarvy Uchedia # YG 635 La Plume Permanent fin…

Zig Zag Mini Albums by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here with some mini albums using products from Arnold Grummer.

Arnold Grummer has bookmaking supplies and I've used the Zig Zag Books to create several mini albums that can document life's little moments.  While I've gone with a summer theme, just change up the papers you make to create books for Christmas, birthdays, or even graduations.

I selected papers I had already created using the Arnold Grummer Papermaking kit, opting to create both a pink and a blue book. Using the chipboard covers, I cut my handmade paper 6" x 8", then scored around the cover, so the papers would fold over easily.

 After cutting the corners, I adhered the papers to the covers.

I added another sheet of paper to the interior. I repeated the process with the 2nd piece of chipboard. Next, I adhered the zig zag pages to the chipboard covers.

I inked around the covers with blue ink. Anchors Away was die cut and adhered to the cover on a slight angle.

Using handmad…

Happy Birthday, Son! (paper casting/card)

My eldest son's birthday was recent and I needed "something" special to accompany his gift. My children always enjoy handmade, (Yes! I raised them right! :o) They both are creative as well, and know the effort and love that goes into anything handmade.  This hand made card has paper casting with Arnold Grummer molds and hand made papers. 
Supply List: Arnold Grummer Hand Made Paper Kit Arnold Grummer Cotton Linter Sheet Arnold Grummer pre-shredded Cotton Linter  Arnold Grummer Paper Additive Arnold Grummer Tissue Tint Arnold Grummer Silver Dust 8 1/2" x 11" plain white card stock or card blank (fold in half) Acrylic Paint - Meadow  Mics: twigs and twine, PC/font, adhesive Instructions:  1. Create a sturdy pulp. I started with shredded white scrap/trash and added the darkest blue AG Tissue Tint. It gave a great color, but wasn't dark enough for this project. I added 1 sheet of 12x12 dark blue/purple cardstock, which made a very large batch. I'd already added a …

How to create watermarks in your handmade paper

Today I am excited to share with you just how simple it is to create a watermark  in your handmade paper.  I have to admit, I haven't made paper in a while and I needed a fun project to jumpstart me back in action. Nothing inspires me more than watching the man himself, Arnold Grummer demonstrate how it's done by watching his videos. You can also get his book Trash to Treasure with great photos and clear instructions! He has a way of making everything look so easy so I thought I'd give it a whirl. 
WOW! I am hooked on this decorative technique!  Begin by assembling your materials for basic papermaking: torn paper water plus a blender plastic tub  papermaking screen, screen support grid, cover screen Pour or Dip handmold -  (I'll be using the large pour Handmold) 2-Up or Deckle Divider Large Template plastic letters A2 Envelope Large Template
(Watch this video for how to make a basic sheet of paper)
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Pretty Cards with Handmade Papers

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here with some pretty cards using handmade papers.

Using assorted handmade papers, I cut each paper to fit my cards, then embossed each with a different embossing folder.  Next, I inked each panel with assorted colors of VersaMagic inks.

My blue card uses an embossing folder from Craft-Too.  The flowers were inked and the panel was matted with kraft cardstock.  Twine was wrapped around the panel and several braids were placed within the flowers.  The panel was then added to the card with foam adhesives.  A sentiment was stamped on a left over scrap,  matted on cardstock and added to center of the card.

My green card was embossed with a Cuttlebug script embossing folder and inked with green ink.  The panel was matted with kraft cardstock then added to a card.  The sunflower was stamped on the same handmade paper and colored with Memento Markers.  Once colored, it was fussy cut and matted with cardstock and fussy cut again.  It was then added to the card with…

"Stars of Artemis Orb" ~ a comforting beacon during dark times

"Stars of Artemis Orb"
~ a comforting beacon during dark times
Make your own "Stars of Artemis Orb" using my tutorial below!
One of my favourite courses during my first year of university (... many years ago) was "Classics" and my most adored Greek deity is the Goddess "Artemis".
Artemis was strong and independent and was a fierce and accurate huntress.  According to Greek legend, she had been tricked by Apollo, who'd challenged her into shooting her arrow over the sea to strike a distant object in the waters.  She did so, not knowing that the object had in fact been the love of her life, Orion.
Heartbroken that she had caused his passing, she used her powers to turn him into stars and with her arrow shot him into the night sky where he appears to us today as the constellation "Orion".

Artemis is known as the Goddess of Light and she illuminates the way, inspiring us through "the dark times", giving us courage to push through t…