Tuesday, January 25, 2011


This is one of my recent projects. You can view the YouTube presentation by clicking on my YouTube button on the right. The project can be found under my new YouTube channel. As promised, I am trying to keep this blog alive. Since I recently uploaded a video, I have also made an entry on this blog. WooWho! This is a delightful mini album I created about my sweet little Daviana, my granddaughter. I had so much fun creating it too. I can't wait for her to growup and be able to appreciate it. It was a mini in transition because I am in between swap projects so while off on a tangent, I created this quick project. I hope you will view the completed project and also enjoy the little snippets I have included here. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Just some scrappings

Creative chaos or ingenious musing? Now can you see why I am often MIA? It's my pattern or passion to be creating something in my little scrappy mind. My dedicated scrap space sees an often upheaval of orderliness. Sometime, often times I am in here creating and designing something. Why? Why not? With all the chaos that is going on outside of my DSS, who can argue that this is a welcome respite. Right now, this minute I have been surfing UT trying to find some inspiration. There is inspiration all round me but I can't see it all for the chaos. I believe that the happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything. So I make the most of everything through the creative process. I may have a lot of bells and whistles when it comes to crafting but I also have the need to be frugal and wiser in my buying endeavors. One of my challenges this new year will be to do just that: STOP BUYING! Can I rise to the challenge? Another challenge is to use what I already have. That should be easy enough. Often I can't find what I do have. Thus is the reason for more chaos. So as I journal along on my blog, I hope to keep you all abreast with this journey of mine to reuse and recycle. That's another story. Until next time....

Sunday, January 16, 2011

A Trio of Flips

What I esp. like doing recently is mini albums. Just recently I stumbled upon some esp. innovative mini albums. They are called cardstock flip albums. The original design calls for the use of cardstock but I also used lightweight chipboard for one of them. They are fast and easy to make. I got the tutorial from a fellow UT. The original came from this site: www.making mini scrapbooks.com These little cuties can pack a lot of pictures and journaling. You can check out my UT for the visual instructions if you like.

Thursday, January 13, 2011


Wow! I've been missing in action. I have to come up with a way to stay up to speed on this blog. What can I do. I need to challenge myself to not let this happen. I must keep it going. Right? Let's see. Each time I upload a video to my YouTube Channel(which by the way I have changed my channel name to--FayRaiDesigns) I need to post an entry on my blog. So that settles it. This is what I am going to challenge myself to do. So here goes.........