Clear Scraps Accordion Shaker Album--Stars & Stripes

Hello everyone!  Laura here with you today, sharing

one of Clear Scraps fun Accordion Shaker Albums!

These come in many different shapes, a window,

a present, a boat, lighthouse.....for this project,

I chose a favorite, the Mason Jar Album!

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These are so much fun to make! The first page is a shaker 

that has a piece of matching pre-cut acrylic and you can

add beads, or use sequins, like I did here.

Clear Scraps has some of the highest quality sequins

that are in gorgeous color blends.  You can find them

in the store HERE.  I used the Winter Blend.

For the front cover, I painted the album with gray

and red acrylic paint, then when dry, used

glitter glue to give it sparkle and shine.

Next step is to cover both sides of the jar "pages"

with paper.  Just trace, cut out, and glue on.

Then once you have all the pages covered,

you can start to decorate each page!

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I chose to use different colors of paper to cover the jar,

but you can use the same paper, paint, stain, ink, etc.

Love this about the wooden Clear Scraps items,

you can create with them any way you choose!

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To decorate I used paper, journal cards, chipboard,

bling, twine, stickers.  You can use any of your favorite

embellishments to make it your own.

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This could be used as a mini album (you can see I left

room for pictures) or as a home decor banner, or

as a combo, it could stand on a table as home decor

with the pictures displayed.

Clear_Scraps_Accordian Shaker Album_Stars&Stripes back page

The album is tied together with twine and ribbon, but

you can use rings too.  I liked the festive look of the

red and blue twine for this one!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stop back soon for more inspiration!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps: Accordion Shaker Album--Mason Jar,

Winter Blend Sequins

Other:  Bella Blvd Fireworks & Freedom, red and gray

acrylic paint, adhesive, red rhinestones, AC red and blue

twine, Glitter Kiss clear,  Faded Blue Jeans Distress Ink.

Butterfly Wood Card and Joy Clair Stamps

Cross Promotions Joy Clair - ClearScraps

Hello! It's Jennifer with the second post of the day of our cross promotion with Joy Clair Stamps!  Keep checking back everyday for inspiration from our design team, as well as from the ladies at Joy Clair! Using the Blank Wood Card set, I  created a mini album with the Butterfly Kisses Clear Stamps.



I  began by lightly painting all sides of my Blank Wood Card set with white acrylic paint. I  did add water to my paint to thin it out in order to allow the wood grain to show through.  


Once my paint was dry, I  used StazOn ink in black to stamp my butterfly cluster to the front of my album.  Because its a porous surface you can use a pigment ink, but since I  painted it first I  used StazOn to prevent any smudging.  After my album was assembled, I  lightly painted Distress Oxide ink into the bare sections of the butterflies to add some color. 


Using vellum, I  stamped this "let your dreams fly" sentiment with StazOn. I  then used a circle punch to cut the sentiment out and layered it over a neutral print.  I  secured the two together with a small staple in lieu of using any adhesive. I  then attached the circles with pop dots and tied bakers twine around to accent. 


Here is a photo of my inside cover; I  trimmed down one of the 4x6 journaling cards to fit the Blank Card and added stickers, chipboard, and a mini doily.  


I  used a 12x12 Acrylic Sheet and trimmed down to 3.5 x 5 inches to create a page insert.  Using the 6 Inch Monarch Butterfly Mascil, I  applied a layer of modeling paste to the acrylic.  Once dry, I  lightly applied Distress Oxide Ink to add color.


Here is the end result of the modeling paste + ink! I  blended the two colors in some areas to give contrast.  


My next pages are cut from smooth white cardstock which I  embellished as well as stamped with sentiments from the stamp set.  The book can be used for journaling or wallet sized photos can be added as well. 



Here, I  folded a vellum envelope and filled with the Princess Sequins from Clear Scraps! 


For my second acrylic page, I  used the Butterfly Flock 4x6 Stencil and Modeler Creme in Champagne.  It goes on smooth and dries fairly quick.  


After my Modellier Creme was dry, I  added patterned paper and a metal charm with bakers twine. 




Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  Have a great day!

Additional products used: patterned paper, stickers, chipboard: Simple Stories; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; metal charm, metal clip, Distress Oxide, stapler: Ranger; paint: DecoArt; cardstock: Bazzill; ink: Tsuneiko; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; mini doily: Doodlebug Designs; modeling paste, vellum envelope: Teresa Collins Designs; Modellier Creme: Viva Decor; sewing machine: Janome; punches: Fiskars, EK Success; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; misc: thread, vellum


Mixed Media Beach Tag

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here to share a mixed media beach tag.   


Using one of the tags from the Chipboard Tag Album, I began by first painting it with gesso. The Tag Album has 4 different shaped tags that  can be used for an assortment of projects.  I decided to use one to create a mixed media tag with an assortment of elements.  Once the gesso dried, I added several colors of spray inks to create the background.

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Mesh was also spritzed then adhered to the left corner.  I also added several sizes of art stones as well as some sea shells created from Makin's Clay for dimension.


Once dry, I spritzed additional colors of inks to give the tag more life.  In the center of the tag, I added more art stones.


I stamped and colored a Prima doll stamp, fussy cut her and added her to the tag with foam adhesives.


Isn't she sweet?


Thanks for stopping by.


Other supplies used:  Prima stamp; Prima Art Stones, Makin's Clay mold and clay, spray inks

Travel Wide Scallop Acrylic Album

Hello! It's Jennifer on the blog to share a mini album I  created with one of the new acrylic albums! It's almost summer here in the US and that means many will be taking time out for vacations!  Using the Acrylic 3x8 Wide Scallop Album, I  created this fun  mini to place in photos for our upcoming trip!  There are six total pages that are arranged in a waterfall fashion and are the perfect size for wallet photos! 


Before putting together my album, I  removed the protective film on both sides from each page.  Then using StazOn Opaque, I  used a dabber to apply ink to the edges. This gives the acrylic a nice frosted look and helps set apart each page.  


For most of my mini albums, I  reserve the inside cover for journaling.  Here, I  layered two of the die cuts and secured with a staple before adhering to my page.  


Each page increases in size but the height is no more than 3.5 inches!  I  used white cardstock in place of my photos and usually layer an additional print underneath.  I  also used pop dots to affix the border die cut at the bottom edge of my page. I  then used bakers twine to tie around the outer edge. 



For this page, I  cut my piece 3.5 x 8 inches and scored at 5 inches. That way I  could add a flap to add additional photos/embellishments.   You can also place a photo on the outer cover if you wish; however I  added more embellishments. 


Here is the inside of the flap! I  adhered a 2x3 place for my photo and plan on adding additional mourning on the inside flap. 


When you are working on a smaller scale, sometimes using a border punch can go a long way on your page as well as adding smaller die cuts/stickers. 


For this page, I  fabricated a pocket by adhering on three sides of my paper.  Then using a circle scallop punch, I  folded each in half and stapled to my cardstock. You can add photos or again, additional journaling in this area. 


Here are some additional photos of my album!  Do you like to create mini albums to document your trips? 





Thank you for stopping by! You can see the Acrylic and Chipboard Albums in the Clear Scraps shop! Have a great day!

Additional products used: patterned paper, stickers, die cuts: Simple Stories; cardstock: American Crafts; ink: Tsuineko; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; stapler, metal clip, metal charm: Ranger; ribbon: Snug Hug; punch: Fiskars, EK Success; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, 3M; misc: chrome book rings. 

Paws Mini Album by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today and this month Clear Scraps has teamed up with Stampendous.


I've used the Paws Wood Card to create a mini album.  Inking the Stampendous Cling Wild Texture Rubber Stamp with brown and black inks, I stamped both sides of the wood card.  At 6" x 6", this Stampendous collage background stamp was perfect to completely cover the wood panels.


Cutting papers 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" I created the pages for the album.


To finish the front cover, I used the Giraffe Cling Rubber Stamps and Cutting Dies Set.  


Die cutting the savannah setting from green cardstock, I further die cut it into a circle to add to the front of the album.  The sweet giraffe was then stamped with black ink, die cut and added atop the savannah setting.  The phrase was added off center.


Adding rings to the album, I tied strips of burlap.


Thanks for stopping by.


Other supplies used:  Stampendous Stamps and Dies; Imagine inks, burlap


Mixable Sassy Album

Happy May Day Clear Scraps family! Today I'm sharing the versatile Mixable Sassy 8x8 Album.

This album is mixed with three acrylic pages and two chipboard pages. I started by printing off pattern paper I found in Silhouette Studio. The mermaid paper was perfect for my granddaughters birthday theme party she had recently.


On each acrylic page I adhered the pattern paper using Ranger matte medium to the backside of the acrylic.

SassyAlbum2_LeahCroweBy adhering the paper underneath the acrylic it leaves the topside shiny.
I used enamel paint on the acrylic pages by creating dot accents. It dries quick and is an easy embellishment that adds a nice touch.

I printed some photos off in 4x6 and 2x3" to add to the album.


I just have to give you a close up of Grandma's little mermaid. Isn't she sweet?

Too bad she didn't leave the headband on very long. lol
Celebrating her first birthday was a blast, and adding the moments into Clear Scraps Sassy 8x8 album made it so easy.

Cake was om nom nom delicious. :)

The last two pages I left room for her mommy to add more photos of her choice.

SassyAlbum6_LeahCroweI bound the album together using Book Rings, which you could then add ribbon or anything to brighten it up more.

Leah Crowe

Products Used:
Clear Scraps: Mixable 8x8 Sassy Album; Book Rings
Cardstock: Recollections; Pattern Paper: Silhouette Studio
Maggies Holmes Ephimera, Puffy Stickers, American Craft Stickers,
Prima & The Paper Studio Flowers
Shimelle Wood Buttons
Wendy Vecchi Enamel
Ranger Multi Medium Matte
Silhouette Studio File: 265234


Create a Pocket Sized Inspirational Faith Album with Clear Scraps Mini Acrylic Albums

Hi Chris here sharing this cute pocket sized Faith book I created with Clears Scraps Mini Tab Acrylic Album. ClearScrapMiniTabAlbum

Sometimes during the day, I like to read inspirational faith sayings.  I created this pocket sized mini album to fit in my purse! What a better way to keep some sayings handy whenever I need them! 

Start by precutting, punching and stamping all your pieces. 

Precut page edges 1 1/4 x 3 inches from card stock. 


Cut Flutter papers to various sizes.


Punch Scalloped circles and stamp inspirational saying onto punches circles. 


Assemble pages as desired.  Here are a few close ups of the pages during construction. 




IMG_1205Here are the pictures of the finished album.




Clear Scraps Supplies Used

Clears Scraps Mini Tab Acrylic Album

Other Supplies used 

Paper, Stickers & Ephemera ( Graphic 45 - Flutter Collection), Stamps (Stampabilities  - Have Faith), Inks (Archival - red, black), Punches ( 2 inch scallop, butterfly, bird), Card stock (pink, red, yellow, blue, white), mini flowers, Adhesive (ScraPrfect Best Glue Ever) 

I hope you are inspired to get crafty!  

Creating a Joy Journal

As my daughter rapidly approaches her teenage years, I wanted to create something special for her to capture the happy moments. A place that she can look back at on those bad days and remember all the good things that have happened also. I decided the Crosses 6 X 8 Wood Album would be the perfect place to get it started!

Joy Journal

As is pretty typical of my projects, I don't have a lot of products on this, so it can easily be replicated.

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First off I painted it white.  I added a title using stickers and then went for a collage style look all over the cover.  I used A LOT of stickers and love how it came together. It definitely has a tween feel to it don't you think?

Joy Journal 3

I backed the beautiful crosses with black cardstock so that they would pop a little more.  Quick, simple, and therapeutic on a couple levels!  Hopefully this will be a help to her for years to come!

Thanks for stopping by today!



Circle Scallop Mini Album

Hi Friends! Can you believe it's March already? Time flies when you're crafting and living life!

Today I'm sharing this super duper cute 3x8 Chipboard Circle Scallop Album. It's brand new this year and  so fun to work with.


I started off by laying out all the album peices and painting all around the edge, on both sides of the chipboard album.

Doing this allows me to add color to each page in the album, while also allowing me to easily add pattern paper without having to cut it out using a craft knife. Starting from small to large, I cut my pattern paper as follows, two for each side of the album:

3 x 2 1/2"
3 x 3 1/2"
3 x 4 1/2"
3 x 5 1/4"
3 x 6"
3 x 7 1/4"

Once you have them all cut out, time to adhere them to your album pages, and embellish!
Here's a peek at my pages.

3x8circle_scallopmini4_LeahCroweI used two book rings to secure my album together. Once it was all together, I used enamel accents and placed small little decorative dots and circles on the circles and eyelets of each page album.


Leah Crowe

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps 3x8 Chipboard Circle Scallop Album
Echo Park Pattern Paper
Distress Oxide
ATG & Beacons 3-in-1 glue
Ranger Enamel Accents
Unicorn Spit Paint
Book Rings

Baby Chipboard Mixed Up Album

Hello friends! Happy Friday! It's Jennifer and I'm on the blog today to share one of the fabulous new products from Clear Scraps!  I'm a layout girl but my second love is mini albums! So, I   was so excited to see the new Chipboard and Acrylic Mix Match Albums! For today's project, I  used the Chipboard Mixed Up Album.  It measures 3x8 inches total and has cascading pages that increase in size. 


I    began by painting the front and back of my chipboard pages with white acrylic paint. For most of them, I  painted the edges about an inch in since I  knew I    would be covering them with paper.  


I  used white cardstock for my photo mats and I  found that using wallet size works best. I  also used additional patterns underneath my white cardstock for more color! 



I  utilized the 3x4 Journaling cards to add extra pages for more journaling or photos.  Here, I  added extra embellishments to accent!





For this page, I  cut and scored a longer piece of patterned paper to fold and hide additional photos. I  love thinking of clever ways to add into my albums. 



Here are additional photos of my book!  




Thank you for stopping by the blog! Go to the Clear Scraps shop and click on "What's New" to see all of the great new releases! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, enamel dots:  Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill;  stapler, ink, metal charm: Ranger; stamps: Technique Tuesday; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, 3M; border punch: EK Success; paint: DecoArt; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; ribbon: May Arts, Snug Hug; sewing machine: Janome;  misc: chrome book rings, vellum, thread. 


4x4 Acrylic Album

Hello! It's Jennifer on the blog today to share a project I  created using the January 2019 Q Kit!  The Clear Scraps Acrylic Mini albums have always been a long time favorite of mine so I  was excited to see this fun 4x4 Acrylic Album included in the kit!


I  began removing the protective film from both sides of all the acrylic pages. Then taking the front cover, I  secured the 6 Inch Rain Drops Heart Mascil over the top with painters tape (washi tape works too). The Viva Modellier Creme included in the kit is fun to work with and looks beautiful on the acrylic! Using a spatula, I    applied a thin layer across  the acrylic.  Once dry, I  cut a 4x4 piece selected from the Frozen Forest 6x6 Paper Pad using my corner rounder to fit the cover. I  then applied a thin line of liquid adhesive to the back of my cover so that my paper would "show through" the front. 


Next, I  cut another 4x4 piece of patterned paper to affix to the backside of the front cover (since the paper is one-sided).  Here, I  used this space for journaling as well as added hand punched shapes to accent.  I  also love the Want 2 Scrap Bling Strips that are included in the kit! They are great to line the bottom of photos or to cluster in the middle of a shape! 


Before moving on to my next pages, I  took my StazOn Opaque and lined the edges of my acrylic. This helps give them a snowy look if you are doing a winter or Christmas themed book! Any solvent based ink will work! 


In order to have my acrylic be the main focus, I  tried to keep my patterned papers to a minimum. I  "mirrored" my papers and embellishments on each page so that they would line up with each other. 


By using this technique, this also allows your other pages to "show through" as you flip through your book! 


Also, for a smaller book like this using wallet sized photos works best! I  am a big fan of matting mine onto white cardstock as well as adding another pattern underneath.  


Thank you for stopping by the blog today! Be sure to check out the entire January 2019 Q Kit! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  punches: Fiskars, Martha Stewart Crafts; corner rounder: Creative Memories; bakers twine: The Twinery; mini wood clothes pin: American Crafts; stapler: Ranger; ink: Tsuneko; cardstock: Bazzill; ribbon: Snug Hug; adhesive: Beacon; misc: typewriter, chrome book rings.

Let It Snow Mini Mixable Album

Hello and happy Thursday! I  hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!  This time of year we usually have some snow on the ground but its been unseasonably warm (not that I'm complaining!).  Honestly, I    love making winter-themed projects but I'm not a big fan of snow!  Today I'm sharing  the Mini Mixable Pint Size Album along with a tutorial! 


After removing the protective film from both sides of the acrylic pieces, I   painted the edges of my pages with white acrylic paint.  For the chipboard pieces, I  knew I  was going to add patterned paper to both sides so I  painted about an inch in.  For my acrylic pages, I  only painted the front as well as lined the outside edges.  You do not have to make the paint lines perfect on the acrylic as it creates a nice "snowy" effect. 


Taking the front acrylic page, I  used the 6 Inch Nordic Snowflake Mascil with StazOn in Teal. It was helpful to apply in layers and dab the ink.  


Here is the end result of the inking! I  love the contrast against the white!


After ensuring my ink was dry, I  was then free to embellish the front cover! I  opted for minimal embellishments because I  wanted the acrylic to be the highlight as well as allow the first page to show through. 


I   covered each chipboard page with patterned paper along with a 2x3 photo mat.  Wallet sized photos are great for the Mini Mixable Albums! I  then added smaller embellishments such as sticker and washi tape.  



For my second acrylic page, I  had the papers and embellishments mirror each other so they line up together.  This allows for more acrylic to be visible. It works best if you have multiple matching embellishments or you can utilize hand punches in your stash! 



The last page is the largest as well as chipboard.  You can fit two wallet sized photos or place more embellishments. 


Thank you for stopping by today! You can see the variety of Mixable Albums by going HERE!  Have a  great day!

Additional products used:  patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, washi tape:  Simple Stories; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics, The Twinery; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; ink: Tsuneko; paint: Folk Art; ribbon: Snug Hug; distress stain, stapler, metal charm: Ranger; sewing machine: Janome; misc: chrome book rings, thread.


Christmas Stocking Mini Album


Hello, friends!

It's Nancy Nickel here with a fun seasonal mini album.

This time I used the appropriate Chipboard Stocking Album
which you can find right HERE.

This album measures 6 1/2" x 9" and comes with five pages.
I used only four of the pages, as I'm using one page for another project. 
The size of these pages offers good space for photos and tags,
as well as embellishments, or anything else you want to add.

Let's move on to all the photos I have to share!
Here's the front cover. 
After adding the base paper, I added the polka dot paper to the top. 
I added the journal card, and the tag with foam tape.
Finally, I layered some flowers, and added a big red bow.

On the left page is a band that holds some journal tags.
I also used a brad to fasten to journal cards together.
This allows them to swing open for more writing or photos.
On the right side, the card was added with a strip of Washi tape at the bottom.
It folds down for photos on the back, and behind it.

Here you see the cards in action.

On the left side, the "Be Merry" serves as a tuck spot for the larger card.
Then I added the big red bow, and some flowers.
On the right side is another card, this time with Washi tape at the top.
This page also has another band holding more journal spots.

Here's another look:

On the left page here, I used one of the border strips from the collection
much the same way I've used the Washi tape.
I scored it down the center and adhered it to both the card and the page.
Then I just added some pretty flowers.
On the right side, I used a border strip to create a tuck spot to hold the card.
There is also another band to hold journal tags. 

Again, with another look:

Finally, here's the back page. 
It's been covered with pretty stripes, and one final greeting!


Other Materials Used:
Papers: Kaisercraft - Yuletide Collection;
Ink: Distress Ink - Walnut Stain;
Unknown: Washi Tape, Flowers, Trim.

Products from Clear Scraps:

Chipboard Stocking Album

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I'll be back with another project share next week! :o)

Nancy Nickel - Clear Scraps Designer

Christmas Countdown Mini Album

Hello! It's Jennifer on the blog today! It's hard to believe December is almost here!  Every year I  like to do a Christmas countdown or "December Daily" album.  I  used the tabbed album from the Acrylic Recipe Stand 4x6 Kit. There are 10 pages in this album: 5 acrylic and 5 chipboard! I  actually turned the album vertical for something different! Each page measures approximately 4x6 inches which is perfect for most photos!  


I  covered each page with patterned papers followed by a piece of cardstock to mat future photos.  I  then layered embellishments on and around the photo area.  


I  used a cut file with white cardstock to create my countdown numbers. On the acrylic pages, I  placed my numbers on the circle tab backing it with a contrasting patterned paper (this is where my circle hand punch came in handy!).  For the chipboard pages, I  tried to stay with the circle them by using a coordinating embellishment or again utilizing my circle hand punch. 






I  did insert extra pages so I  would have enough for my numbers.  Here, I  used a kraft envelope that I  embellished on both sides. 


I  also like to use glassine bags as extra pages as well! They are inexpensive but have a classy look!  


I  had an idea to try to still use my acrylic stand by turning it on its side but it did not quite work out.  However, I  can still use the stand for a future project!  Hope this inspires you to do a Christmas album of your own using Clear Scraps!  Have a great day!


Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, chipboard, die cuts, washi tape: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; ribbon: Snug Hug; punches: Fiskars, Paper Shapers; adhesive: 3M, Tombow, Beacon; kraft envelope, mini wood clothespins: American Crafts; stapler: Ranger; cut file: Teresa Collins Designs; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, Cameo Silhouette. 

Happy Fall 6x6 Acrylic Regular Album

Hello and happy Saturday! It's Jennifer here to share a mini album I  created with the Acrylic 6x6 Regular Album!  Fall is one of my favorite times of year and I  love to scrapbook autumn-themed photos!  Our area has a local pumpkin farm that we go to every year for photos; I  usually have to bribe my kids now since they are older LOL  


I  covered my pages with patterned paper cut to 5.75 x 5.75 inches.  After adhering my photo, I layered different embellishments around the edges.


I  love adding little extras like this pocket created from the 3x4 journal cards. They are a nice way of adding additional journaling or photos. 


I  had previously used this collection for a layout where I  cut a background out with my Silhouette. Using the leftover paper, I  adhered it to an orange/white dot pattern to create a fun effect for my page.  


Along with layers, I  also like to create dimension with pop dots! Popping up a sticker in the corner of your page along with other little embellishments is a good way to add accent.  I  also tied bakers twine around my popped up sticker as an extra touch. 


I  first fell in love with Clear Scraps acrylic albums and love their clean look! So, I  prefer to leave them "bare" so that my embellishments and papers can show through.  However, you can color your acrylic with alcohol ink or stamp with a solvent based ink.  


Here I  added an extra page from the 4x4 cards that I  adhered back to back.  This way I  can add extra embellishments...because I  always run out of paper before embellishments! LOL




Another way to add to your albums is by adhering tags or tabs that overlap your pages. For the last page, I  utilized one of the tags from the collections and added bakers twine.  


Thank you for reading today! Check out the Clear Scraps shop to see the variety of albums! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, chipboard, washi tape, die cuts: Simple Stories; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; punches: Fiskars, EK Success; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Tombow, 3M; stapler: Teresa Collins Designs, Ranger; corner rounder: Creative Memories;  sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, Cameo Silhouette, chrome book rings