Project W023: Shabby Chic Altered Journal + News + Video?

Friday, August 17, 2012

Hi Everyone!
Happy Friday!!!!!
Sorry Iv'e been away for a few days, I have been frantically working on my "not-so-secret" project! It's all coming together and I am super excited!
So I have news, I have been contacted by different people to make videos, I am sort of shy in front of my own webcam lol but I am thinking of doing some Live Ustream Shows, what do you all think? I recorded one for you all to get a glimpse of what to expect. That is Project W023, I made a step-by-step altered shabby chic album. Of course sticking with our theme of using our stash and our products we have sitting there. My dear friend Cathi sent me a Pink Paislee Mistables album, I was just dying to use it, so this was a perfect time. I know lots of people who have this album, so it would be fun to see everyone give this a try. Here is the album:

Lovely eh? Ok here is the recorded show, please excuse my: nervousness, dirty room, I look tired and it was 85 degrees or more lol so I look "hot" lol.

Video streaming by Ustream

So there you have it! Let me know your thoughts below, if you would like to see more videos, or you prefer the written instructions!!! Your feedback is appreciated!

Be sure to buy all of your crafty Prima goodies at Paper Issues, this is where I bought all of my Prima Stamps and Flowers used in this tutorial!
Thanks for stopping by and all of your support.



  1. Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous! What a fantastic album. Love the shabby chicness, especially the ruffled ribbon. Have watched the first 5 mins of your video (will watch more when I have time) and love it. Brilliant to see how you put together your projects (even on fast forward lol). In awe of your energy and creativity as always. Pxx

  2. I am really stunned about your talent Frank. Super GORGEOUS album and I enjoyed every minute of your video. You are my Shabby Chic Hero!!! Really, You did an amazing job! BTW... the get rid of stringy fabritac, I added a few drops of aceton to it, this this the glue a little. I also put a tiny it of vaseline at the tip of my bottle. Hope this helps.

  3. You are AMAZING!!!!! I absolutely loveeeeeeeeeee your mini and love love love love your video!! You did AWESOME!! And I have that same shirt!! *wink*

  4. You did an amazing job on this one friend! both the yummy project and your instruction! way to go!

  5. you did a great job on the video!! LOVE your album!

  6. Frank,

    Fantastic!!! This is wonderful for you. I am so excited. The video I watched was wonderful. Shy you may be but one will never know it.



  7. Frank, Awesome video, watched about 25 mins of it , will have to watch the rest later.... keeping coming!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. u floor me, your amazing. love the mixed media feel to this book, total gorgeousness

  9. Oh honey, so glad you did this!!! I love it!!!

  10. HA ha ha ha > what a nice and wonderful mixed media journal you made .LOL well frank its great to know you since i first met you !!!Wow i love this journal love the misting you did , with those prima flowers and those rose buds are perfect......I admit FRank thanks for this video because this is my dream come true to hear your voice ever since i met you!! wow really i firs hear your voiCe hear ...

    love , your friend in flying unicorn ,in scrapbook,com and in blog Shimmerlyscrappy

  11. Love love your video, you have such an easy voice to listen to and your instructions are super good. Gorgeous album, great choice of materials and loved seeing your style come to life, love shabby chic and you do it so well. I liked the written instructions but prefer the video, maybe just a tad shorter but that will come as you do more...thanks so much for the inspiration and keep the videos coming..

  12. Hi; watched most of the vid just now; out of time. I've so enjoyed it. But what I love most is seeing "how" you create... you are creative and have a good vision. You're voice is nice to listen to. I'll watch the rest tomorrow and good luck with future vids. Will 'see' you then. hugs, Diana

  13. Can't wait to find a moment to watch your video, the finished product looks amazing of course! Inspires me to get my Songbird collection and use it!

  14. Loved watching your video.I watched the whole thing. Had to pause a couple of times to take care of other things, though.Loved actually seeing the face (too cute) that matched that pleasant voice. Watching your creative process was awesome. I felt like I was witnessing the creative wheels of your mind spinning! So great to experience. Looking forward to seeing more.


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